Tuesday, February 24, 2015


I had a chance to play around with some of my new PTI products today, and I must say I am IN LOVE with their new vellum!  It's a beautiful weight, and the patterns are simply lovely.  I love how the striped vellum in my card below muted the Pure Poppy card stock base.

The new floral set, Bitty Bouquets, is a breeze to stamp with.  Here I cased Betsy Veldman's wreath card that she made for the February release.  The wreath was stamped with New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, and Summer Sunrise.  To make the wreath easier to stamp I first traced a circle on the card stock lightly with a pencil.  I stamped the leaves around the circle, then erased the pencil marks, then proceeded with stamping the flowers.   I splattered some ink on the wreath using New Leaf.  The lovely sentiment is a new one from Maile Belles new set, Swoosh.  I almost didn't order this, it was a last minute decision to do so, and I'm so happy I did!  I can tell I'll be using these sentiments a lot!

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

PTI 8th Anniversary Day 3 (Bagged & Tagged)

Today I'm sharing a bag with a matching gift tag I made for PTI's Anniversary celebration.

I used the Front & Center #1 die to cut out the bitty dot paper to make my bag.

I made a shaker tag (inspired by Melissa Phillips), using the Journal Card #7 die, and stamps and dies from Birthday Style.  The papers are from Monthly Moments: June Journal Card Collection.  I love how the tag turned out and can see myself making many more of these!

Thanks for stopping by today,


Sunday, February 8, 2015

PTI 8th Anniversary Celebration Day 2 (inspired by Maile Belles)

Hello!  I've recently started making cards again after living through an extremely difficult time where all I could manage to do was survive day to day.  My struggles were deeply personal so I won't be discussing them here, but I can say I'm in a much better place now thanks to the love and support of family and friends.  I've started this new blog (formerly Peaceful Lane) as a way of touching base with the crafty community I've grown to love, and have really missed these past months.  I'm going to be keeping things very simple with this blog, sharing when I can, but not putting any expectations or pressure on myself.  Art is supposed to be fun and therapeutic, after all :)

I made this card for PTI's 8th Anniversary Celebration.  PTI announced that Maile Belles was returning as a designer after a year's hiatus.  I love Maile's clean, simple style and was inspired by this card she made.

I used the same colors and card design as Maile (Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist), but I used the Big Hugs stamp set to stamp my images.  I love the versatility of this design and plan to try it with different words/stamp sets and colors.