Monday, April 30, 2012

A Melon Thanks

I've got a card today for the latest Paper Dolls challenge:  Fruit plus Sketch.  My card uses PTI Fruit Fusion Watermelons, Tutti Fruiti paper, the Canvas and Linen Impression Plate, and this sketch from Retro Sketches #9.

You've still got time to play along with our challenge.  You can find more details and link up here.

Thanks for stopping by the Paper Dolls.

-Joyce  (Cards-by-the-Sea)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Apple Fusion

This month's challenge is based on "fruit plus a sketch" and hosted by Jen...what a fabulous idea. Be sure to make your own card to play along and post.  I love using sketches to help get my mojo moving at times, there are so many wonderful sketches on Pinterest, I have a board filled with them. It is always nice to have a place to go with so many ideas in one place. Be sure to check out the Retro Sketches, they are just so fabulous! Thanks for taking a peek!

Here is the sketch that I used for inspiration...

Sketch by Lynn - retro sketches

Ingredients are all from PTI except ribbon and bling.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cherry Goodness

Hi! I'm here with my "fruity" card for Jen's challenge this month.  We all hope you will play along and post your card to this post.  I *pin* card and layout sketches all the time and then download them to Evernote so they are always at my disposal.  Today's card is based on this sketch
which is from the Clean & Simple Stamping Blog #43 sketch.  Now there are 2 things that I must point out on my card... TARGET washi tape (!!!) and Mister Huey Calico Shine (!!!).  First, the washi tape from Target that everyone is talking about.... I was able to snag some and the kids and I are having a blast with it.  For $4/4 rolls it is so fun.  The Shine spray really adds some sparkle and I finally got it super cheap through... AMAZON for $2.50! What a steal!

I used PTI products on the rest of the card: Fruit Fusion: Cherry, Fruit Fusion paper, Take Note stamp (dotted circle), Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Berry Sorbet & Pure Poppy inks and card stock.

Again, please play along with us and link up! You have until May 9th.



Sunday, April 15, 2012

I'm Late...

as always!
You can tell I take my "Professional Procrastinator" title very seriously!
But we had 18 fabulously beautiful cards for our first challenge as the new Paper Dolls...
and we want to thank everyone who participated...
they were fabulous!
Now for a winner of some goodies...
I did use
but I can not for the life of me figure out how to get it to post with the number it chose...
it always clears and you just see...
So unfortunately you will just have trust me on this but



Tracey McNeely!!!

Tracey if you'll email me at with your mailing addy...
I will get this out to you this week!!
Thank you so much to everyone for playing along...
we really enjoyed oogling your creations...
and now Jen has issued a new challenge for this month...
Fruit and a Sketch...
and you can check the details here!
Can't wait to see what you create! :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Paper Dolls Challenge #47: A Little Fruity

Hey everyone! It is Jen from Jen's Ink Spot here!  I am honored to host the next Paper Dolls Challenge!  It is a 2-in-1 challenge! 

In honor of Spring your challenge is to create a card or project that includes fruit on it somewhere AND is based on a sketch of your choice! I find that if I need a starting place when I am "stuck" on a card, the best thing to help me get going is to start with a sketch.   If you aren't sure where to find sketches, I've included a few of my favorite blog links where you can find sketches to use (of course there are many more to choose from)!

Here is the card I made featuring a strawberry image.

The sketch I chose to use (remember you can choose whatever sketch you'd like!) is from an "old" one, Sketch #22, on the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

If you are in need of some ideas for sketches, here are a few of my favorites:

Have fun! Be sure to link up your creation! You have a whole month!  Thanks for visiting!

Stamps:  Sentiment Flags by Lil' Inker Designs, Sweetest Day Itty Bitty by Unity
Paper: This & That Graceful by Echo Park; Sweet Blush, Ocean Tides, Rustic Cream by PTI
Die: Tag Sale Die PTI
Ink:  Aqua Mist PTI
Twine:  The Twinery
Other: Ribbon Hobby Lobby, Pop Dots, Slot Punch

Monday, April 9, 2012

Faerie Collection #46

I'm sneaking in a quick post before our new challenge comes up :)

Here's to all things spring & bling!  And here's a little peek into my little collection...

Come visit my blog for more photos and details: giftingit

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

It's Lee Anne here - with a card for Renee and Suzanne's challenge "Spring Bling!"  You can get all the information if you scroll down or just click HERE.

There's a prize involved - an awesome prize, so dig out your spring colors and spring bling and join us for some fun!

For more details and information, you can visit my blog post HERE!

Thanks for visiting The Paper Dolls!