Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2012 – Thinking of You Card

Here we go with another card for Papertrey Ink ‘s 10th anniversary – this time Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2012.


Once again I didn’t have the featured sets, but I chose this card by Dawn McVey’s for inspiration:


I pulled out my new DCWV Hello Darlin’ stack and found a couple that matched the raspberry fizz paper. cut my tags with my Fiskars paper trimmer and scissors. All you need is the corner of a square piece of paper to mark the triangle at the bottom.


I couldn’t just let the leftover triangles go, so I went ahead and decorated the inside, too…


Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Mat Stacks 2 collection stamps & die
  • Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz cardstock
  • DCWV Hello Darlin’ pack cardstock
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink dye ink: Raspberry Fizz
  • Memento dye ink: Tuxedo Black
  • Recollections faux pearls
  • Copic marker RV17
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ runner

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

I’ll probably be back later this evening… see ya soon!



p.s. any ads on this page are placed by WordPress and are not endorsed by me.

Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2010 – Thank You Card

I’m back and moving on to Papertrey Ink’s 10th anniversary with Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2010.


I didn’t have any of the featured stamps, so I took my inspiration from Heather Nichols’ red and kraft card with ribbon:


I added some black to make it bolder.


I love these stamps with matching sentiments for the inside:


Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Big & Bold Wishes and Guide Lines stamp sets
  • Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares
  • Core’dinations cardstock – Kraft, Black, Red
  • Memento dye inks – Rhubarb Red & Tuxedo Black
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Inkadinkado black embossing powder
  • Misc. grosgrain ribbon
  • Scor-tape
  • Tombow Mono adhesive runner and Xtreme adhesive

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun

I’ll be seeing you again real soon. Thanks for stopping by again!



p.s. any ads on this page are placed by WordPress and are not endorsed by me.

Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2007 – With Gratitude Card

I’m happy to be back crafting cards again! Phew! This year has gotten off to a slow start. Today I have a card created for Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary celebration – Congrats, PTI!! They have been reviewing each of the past years and the first entry covered their releases from 2007.


I happen to have their sweet Spiral Bouquet stamp set and created this card:


The top of the card ends where the blue cardstock begins…


This is one of those cards that needed more space to lay the card out than the MISTI would allow and I used the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press which made quick work of the stamping and allowed repeat stamping in spots where I didn’t get full coverage.


I tried to get a close-up of the piercing done with a Dritz tracing wheel, but you can hardly see it.  You can’t hardly see the scored lines either, but they do add some extra interest. You can, however, see that fabulously shiny Crimson Copper ink!


I love how those Nuvo drops make such great hearts, too!


Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Spiral Bouquet stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores cardstock & dye ink
  • Spellbinders Classic Edges 1 dies
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Crimson Copper ink
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Hampton Art Metallic Copper embossing powder
  • Core’dinations 120# white cardstock
  • MSPCI Style Steals jute
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops Copper Penny
  • Aleene’s Super Tacky glue
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

I hope to be back soon with some more PTI cards… stay tuned!



p.s. any ads on this page are placed by WordPress and are not endorsed by me.

Cat Lovers Mama Elephant Thank You Page Hugger Bookmark Card + Lil BUB Interview + Blog Candy

Hello there, friends and visitors! Welcome to Day 5 of the Cat Lovers Hop!

2016 Cat Lovers Hop

If you haven’t checked it out yet, do make a little time to check out all the fab projects and amazing talent – just click HERE. There are nearly a hundred entries already!

For today’s interview, I am delighted to have the darling lil BUB with us today:


This is her orchid impression. I think it’s a new family of orKITTYae… the FELINEopsis! Not to be confused with the CATTleyas. : )

For those of you who aren’t already one of her 1.4 million followers on Instagram, you can check out her story on her website by clicking HERE. She is a “perma-kitten”, which means she will stay kitten sized and maintain kitten-like features her entire life. (Personally, I’m a “perma-kid” which means I will stay a kid on the inside my entire life!) She is a published author, a talk show host, the star of an award winning documentary, created Lil BUB’s Big FUND for the ASPCA (the first national fund for special needs pets), and has helped raise over $300,000 for animals in need. A portion of every sale from her STORE full of BUB cuteness goes to this fund.

That’s one busy little kitty! We’re honored that she took the time from her busy schedule and chose to reply to one of the questions I sent her.

  • What is your favorite thing to do with paper?
    • Sleep on it.


A true kitty, indeed!

Some of you may have the popular Weather Bug app on your phones. Did you know there’s a Weather BUB app?!! And it’s FREE! You can find it HERE.

In honor of lil BUB’s appearance today, I made this card with a removable Page Hugger bookmark on it:



It’s not often I do a CAS card, but I really wanted the bookmark to be the star of the show.

20161027_223600 20161027_223624

And, on the inside:


Supplies used:

  • Mama Elephant Page Huggers stamps and dies
  • Mama Elephant stamps: Sunday Sentiments and Hello Friend Wishes
  • Memento dye inks: Tuxedo Black and London Fog
  • Copic Markers: E00, 31, 33, R32, RV04, W3, 5
  • Sakura Pigma Micron black 005 pen
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Gloss Apple Green
  • Core’dinations cardstock: black and white
  • Misc. card base and adhesives

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any one for the details on how you can join the fun:

*****      *****      *****      *****      *****      *****      *****      *****      *****      *****      *****

  • ***** Edited to add: giveaway now closed*****

Who’s ready for another blog candy giveaway?!!


Up for grabs today is this Plaid Bucilla 4.25″ x 5″ cross stitch kit, an I love my cat key chain and some kitty sticky note page markers. Today it’s for continental USA peeps only, as the key chain is heavy.

If you would like to be in the running to win this blog candy, pay close attention to the rules: Continental USA addresses only: Leave ONE comment on this post before 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 30, 2016, using the phrase “PERMA-KITTEN” somewhere in your comment. If you don’t have the words “PERMA-KITTEN” in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!).  Also, if you are (or become) a follower of this blog, you may make a SECOND comment telling me so for an additional entry. You may also receive an ADDITIONAL entry by becoming a follower of BUB’s AND my Instagram accounts (@iamlilbub and @d.ann.c). If you do follow both of our Instagram accounts, come back here and leave comment with your Instagram user name. Duplicate comments will be deleted. There you have it… you may have up to three chances to win. FYI: This particular giveaway is only open to peeps in the continental USA.

On October 31, 2016, I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and will try to announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. Please come back and check to see if you’re the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Well, my desk is getting full of scraps of paper from the craftnado that has hit this week. I might just follow lil BUB’s lead and lay my head down on the paper pile for a quick cat-nap.

Before I go, I want to thank you all for visiting and for your sweet and encouraging comments! They mean a lot to me!! I’ll be back as soon as I can.



p.s. any ads on this page are placed by WordPress and are not endorsed by me.

pps: Enabler alert… perhaps you’ve seen these cute Post-It note holders at Office Depot or Staples… You can find them MUCH cheaper on Amazon…. just sayin’!:


As Tigger would say: TTFN!

Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge – Cozy Plaids Purrfect Party Thank You Card

Good evening and thank you for stopping by!

I have a quick card to post (I HAVE to make it short as I promised it’d be like a Manx’ tail!)

I needed a Thank You card and this one is dedicated to our hop hostess, Janice, and today’s special guest, Hobbes and the Newton’s Nook gang!


Love that warm and cozy fall plaid! I added some extra faux pearls (colored with Copic Markers to match the color scheme, buttons and sparkle to bling it up…


Materials used:

  • Newton’s Nook stamp sets: Newton’s Antics, Newton’s Bday Bash, Newton’s Sick Day (part of the sentiment only)
  • Spellbinders Ornate Squares die
  • Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink
  • Copic markers: E000, 11, 25, 29, 33, 74, W1, R22
  • Crayola pencil – orange
  • Pebbles, Inc. Basic Bright chalks
  • Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens – clear
  • Core’dinations kraft cardstock
  • My Mind’s Eye Magnolia paper & Vintage Card pack
  •  Coats & Clark Metallic decorative thread
  • Recollections button stickers and faux pearls
  • Papertrey Ink Canyon Clay ribbon
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges. You can click on any on for more info. :

Something has come up for tomorrow and I may not get a post in, but I’ll be back as soon as I can with the last two interviews for the hop.



p.s. any ads on this page are placed by WordPress and are not endorsed by me.

Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Gilded in Gold – With Gratitude Card

Hello, and welcome back to another fun project from Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.


It’s been fun taking inspiration from the masters, and learning about some that I wasn’t familiar with… like Gustav Klimt, who is featured in the Gilded in Gold session. There is an interesting video on his work on the post for this session that you can find HERE.

Here is my finished card:


I had fun with the gilding! I took a cereal box and cut out the frame, then just dabbed on the Liquid Leaf. (Warning: FYI, if you have any kind of chemical sensitivity, this stuff is strong… right up there with paint and nail polish remover.)


It was SO EASY and I got a little on my hands which made me immediately want to play, so I gilded my nail. If this stuff wasn’t carcinogenic, I’d consider it for party nails. : )


Of course, I immediately removed it – while humming ‘Goldfinger.’ Lol!.

Tip: If you don’t have gold cardstock, you can easily make your own… either gilding with liquid leaf, or dragging a gold ink pad across the edges of white cardstock.


I used Delicata ink, which has an amazing shine. It provides an interesting contrast to the classic gold of the gilding.


Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Spiral Bouquet stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire 2014: Renaissace stamp & die set
  • Plaid Liquid Leaf – classic gold
  • Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink
  • Recollections cardstock – white and black
  • Misc. adhesives and cereal box.

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on them you want more information:

I’ll be back shortly with the next session’s card. See you soon!



p.s. any ads on this page are placed by WordPress and are not endorsed by me.


MFT Camp Create – Background Bonanza – Thank You for Hospitality Card

Phew! I didn’t think I’d get caught up on posting today, but I made it. Yay! Thank you all so much for your patience!

So, this is the final post for My Favorite Things Camp Create.


It was a fun week. Hopefully next time I won’t get behind on posting. The final session was Background Bonanza – all about making your own backgrounds. For a long time I’ve wanted to do a tone-on-tone background, so decided to try it with this card. I think it really makes the colors of the bird and white kitty pop:


I giggle at the thought of the kitty providing a perch being viewed as hospitality!

So, here’s the final badge earned and now I have all 5:

20160721_MFT5 20160721_MFTall

Congrats to MFT stamps on their 10th anniversary and thanks for all the fab celebrations! Wishing them all the best in the decade to come.


Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things BB Polynesian Paradise & BB I Knead You stamp sets
  • Memento  Angel Pink and Tuxedo Black dye inks
  • Copic Markers: B05, 24; C3, 5; G09, R24, 32; RV02; Y13, 15, 17; YR04, 07
  • Recollections pink and white cardstock
  • Misc. Adhesives.

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any you’re interested in for more information:

That’s all for today! Finally!! ; )

If I’m feeling up to it, I should have several posts for you on Saturday for Stamp-a-faire… Hope to see you then!


p.s. any ads on this page are placed by WordPress and are not endorsed by me.