Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sketch DIY Notebook MIM #167

Hi there everyone!  It's been a little while since my last post!  I still have been crafting, just not blogging about it as much and with the end of school, it was just a tad bit crazy!

Anyways, I tried the Make It Monday this week with Erin and the DIY notebooks!  Super cute, as pretty easy like she said! Here is the link to see the process video Erin made.  I made mine a card sketch notebook that I can keep in my purse or laptop bag as I am out and about!  Here is what I made!


I used Scribbled Circles for the Images along with Wet Paint II for the "note this:" sentiment.  
Then I used Simple Alphabet for the word "card sketches".  
Aqua Mist Bitty Dot Patterned Paper was used for the spine and back of the notebook.

and for the inserts.... I used a couple different stamp sets to get these little pages, mostly Clip Tips & Scribbled Circles.... I also used a set by Kanani called Labels & Tabs (StudioL2e)


Everything came together really well I think.  When checking in throughout the week at everyone else's creations, I noticed some gals left extra patterned paper to wrap around to the front of the book.  I liked that idea, but decided to add a small velcro closure to ensure it stayed shut in my purse or bag.


Thanks for visiting!!  Have a blessed day!

Supplies: 
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Kraft, Aqua Mist Bitty Dot Patterned Paper
Ink: Aqua Mist & True Black Ink
Stamps: Scribbled Circles, Clip & Tips, Simple Alphabet & Labels & Tabs (by StudioL2e)
Other: Velcro Closure, Scor Tap




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Craft Room Tour!

Hey everyone! 

 I just re-did my craft room and wanted to share it with the crafters of the world!!  

I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions, just ask and I will try to answer.

The desk is from IKEA, it has 2 parts
   Alex/Linmon - long section
   Linmon/Albis - rounded section

Ink Organizer is from www.OrganizeMore.com

Marker  & washi storage is from Michaels.


BEFORE!


AFTER!!!!
 (check out video tour link below)

and now a quick video tour of my room!

video

* I think I called my black empty ink storage a stamp holder, not true, lol!  
It is an old cassette tape holder that I had to modify with foam board to hold my ink pads!*




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Take 2 on Papertrey Ink Watercolor Splats Challenge!


HELLO AGAIN!!!!

I am back at it again!  Trying another color combo from the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Watercolor Splats #161 Challenge!

This was so fun!  I need more ink daubers to try more of this! 
And once again, it made 2 cards for me!!!  YAY!!

SUPPLIES:
CARDSTOCK: Stampers Select White, Kraft, & Aqua Mist
INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice & True Black
STAMPS: Count My Blessings Stamp Set
Dies: Count my Blessings Die Set
OTHERS: Water :) & Dimensional Adhesive

CHECK OUT MY CRAFT ROOM TOUR HERE: 
http://peacockspaperandinkpads.blogspot.com/2014/04/craft-room-tour.html

Watercolor Splats Challenge from Papertrey Ink

HAPPY SPRING!!!

It is finally feeling like spring around here in Indy!  Grass is turning green and trees are filling in!  I live out in the woods and I love love love this time of year! 



 I tried tried and tried to get on board with the last weeks Make It Monday, but for some reason they were not jiving with my clean & simple style!  I am going to go back today and see what others did and try to get some inspiration from their creations!  I love going back after and seeing what others have made!  

Anyways, on to today's creations.  I was soooo excited to see another watercolor technique as I am just getting my inky fingers wet with these techniques involving water!  Here is the link back to the blog post that tells you all about the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #161.  

The here are some great things about this particular challenge:
1. It was fun to blend colors!
2. It was sooooo easy!
3. I used an oldie but goodie classic stamp & die set (Count My Blessings Stamps a $5 stamp set!!!)
4. IT MADE 2 CARDS!!! (he he he, lazy stamper am I)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects!  I am going to try this again in another color combo, so look for another post soon! 



CHECK OUT MY CRAFT ROOM TOUR HERE: 
http://peacockspaperandinkpads.blogspot.com/2014/04/craft-room-tour.html

SUPPLIES:
CARDSTOCK: Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz
INK: Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, True Black
STAMPS: Count My Blessings Stamp Set
Dies: Count My Blessings Stamp Set
OTHERS: Water :) & Dimensional Adhesive





Wednesday, April 2, 2014

+ More Make It Monday!! #158

Additional Make It Monday #158 Fun!!!!



I used Distress Markers for my watercolor medium for this card!  
I took pics of the steps below and used a picture collage for a small tutorial for a friend, so I decided to share it with you all as well!


It was fun!!

CHECK OUT MY CRAFT ROOM TOUR HERE: 
http://peacockspaperandinkpads.blogspot.com/2014/04/craft-room-tour.html

SUPPLIES:
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Stampers Select White
INK: True Black 
STAMPS: Polka Dot Basics 1, Wet Paint
OTHERS: Distress Markers

Make It Monday: 158

Back again with another Make It Monday post!  2 weeks in a roll?? Say what???? Ha, ha, ha!

This week challenged us to use various watercolor mediums with our stamps!  I had recently dabbled in watercoloring my backgrounds with a brush, but not my stamps.  So, I ventured out to Michael's Craft Store and picked up a nice starter set of Gelato's!  HOLY COW, these are fun!  I now see I need more colors!  

Well here is my attempt with Gelatos!  
 and a little uncloseness!  :)

It was really fun!  I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog today!!

CHECK OUT MY CRAFT ROOM TOUR HERE: 
http://peacockspaperandinkpads.blogspot.com/2014/04/craft-room-tour.html

SUPPLIES
CARDSTOCK: Stamper's Select White, Kraft
INK: True Black
STAMPS: Feather Finery, Mini Blooms (for the sentiment, I think)
OTHER: Gelatos, Enamel Dots, Gold/Cream Twine, Tiny Attacher

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

More Make It Monday Fun!

Another take on Make It Monday #157 

EDITED TO ADD: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!  TRULY MADE MY DAY!!


I took Betsy's challenge and even did a twist on her release project!  It was fun!  Also got to whip out the new favorite WET PAINT Stamp Set!  It's so fun!


CHECK OUT MY CRAFT ROOM TOUR HERE: 
http://peacockspaperandinkpads.blogspot.com/2014/04/craft-room-tour.html

SUPPLIES
CARDSTOCK: Stampers Select White
INK: True Black, Limeade Ice, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise
STAMPS: Wet Paint, Monthly Moments: March
Dies: Monthly Moments: March
Other: Foam Tape


Thanks for looking and and thanks so much for leaving a comment!  I read every one and they make my day to see that you took the time to comment!

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: March Post #4

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: March Post #4

I have several cards here for the PTI Blog Hop, I got inky right after Nichole posted the theme/topic for the hop!  Then the cards sat...... for like 2 weeks... until today.. (Monday the 24th) I FINALLY have time to do something with them!  So here they are! I will have separate posts for each card!

Again, I went the embossing route here, I just stamped severel colors of Papertrey Ink, then went over with VersaMark ink and used clear embossing powder to have the shiny effect on them. 
Supplies are listed below!

EDITED TO ADD: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!  TRULY MADE MY DAY!!


SUPPLIES:
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Sweet Blush, Stampers Select White
INK: VersaMark, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, 
Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon
STAMPS: Watercolor Wonder, Keep It Simple: Thank You 
DIES: Boutique Border: Birthday Die
OTHER: Clear & Gold Embossing Power, Heat Gun, 

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: March Post #3

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: March Post #3

I have several cards here for the PTI Blog Hop, I got inky right after Nichole posted the theme/topic for the hop!  Then the cards sat...... for like 2 weeks... until today.. (Monday the 24th) I FINALLY have time to do something with them!  So here they are! I will have separate posts for each card!

GOLD STAR

I embossed a stars background set from Lawn Fawn in the background, then die cut a large Papertrey Ink Star and embossed the entire die in Gold Embossing Powder!  It is so pretty & shiny!  I then die cut a Boutique Borders Stamp Set and stamped on the image & greetings!



EDITED TO ADD: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!  TRULY MADE MY DAY!!

SUPPLIES:
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, True Black, Stamper Select White
Ink: True Black, VersaMark
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Birthday
Dies: Boutique Borders: Birthday, PTI Large Star
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: March Post #2

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: March Post #2

I have several cards here for the PTI Blog Hop, I got inky right after Nichole posted the theme/topic for the hop!  Then the cards sat...... for like 2 weeks... until today.. (Monday the 24th) I FINALLY have time to do something with them!  So here they are! I will have separate posts for each card!

Thinking of You

Again, I went the embossing route here, I just stamped severel colors of Papertrey Ink, then went over with VersaMark ink and used clear embossing powder to have the shiny effect on them. 
Supplies are listed below!


EDITED TO ADD: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!  TRULY MADE MY DAY!!

SUPPLIES:
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Summer Sunrise, Stampers Select White
INK: VersaMark, Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold
Stamps: Dots & Spots
Other: Embossing Power, Heat Gun, Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Stamp

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: March #1

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop March Post #1

I have several cards here for the PTI Blog Hop, I got inky right after Nichole posted the theme/topic for the hop!  Then the cards sat...... for like 2 weeks... until today.. (Monday the 24th) I FINALLY have time to do something with them!  So here they are! I will have separate posts for each card!


 CHEVRON HELLO

I went the embossing route here, I just stamped severel colors of Papertrey Ink, then went over with VersaMark ink and used clear embossing powder to have the shiny effect on them.  It's hard to pick up the shininess, but I tried, lol! Supplies are listed below!


EDITED TO ADD: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!  TRULY MADE MY DAY!!

SUPPLIES:
CARDSTOCK: Raspberry Fizz, Stampers Select White, True Black
INK: VersaMark, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy
Stamps: Background Basics: Chevron
Dies: Wonderful Words: Hello
Other: Embossing Power, Heat Gun



THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LOOK AND COMMENT!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Make It Monday: 157


Make It Monday #157
DIY Cover Plates

I haven't participated in Papertrey's Ink Make It Monday on my blog for a while, so I thought I would give it a go!!  And this little lovely number even impressed myself, ha ha ha!

It was fun to brainstorm what dies I had that would work with this technique and it turned out the hexagons from the Honey Bees would work perfectly!  It is pretty simple execution. 


EDITED TO ADD: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!  TRULY MADE MY DAY!!


I also added Glossy Accents to the Queen Bee as well as the "Hello" sentiment!  
With a dash of Wink of Stella for some glittery shine!  :)

Have a wonderful day!

Kristi

Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, True Black
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Stamps:Honeybees, March Monthly Moments
Dies: Hello Die, Honeybees Hexagon Die, Heart-2-Heart #6 Circle Die
Others: Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella



Monday, March 3, 2014

Items for Sale

Hi friends!

I am selling a few partial PL Kits!

(UPDATE: ALL ITEMS HAVE SOLD - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!)

Here are pics if you are interested in what they look like!!

Project Life Partial Kraft Kit $6.50 (shipped in US)
(SOLD)
100 3x4 cards (2 of each design)
28 4x6 cards (1 of each design)

Project Life Partial Maggie Holmes Kit $6.50 (shipped in US)
(SOLD)
100 3x4 cards (2 of each design)
27 4x6 cards (1 of each design)

If you are interested in any of these, please respond via email to imkristi2@yahoo.com or via PM on the Papertrey Ink Forum.  These items are cross listed on Facebook groups as well!  I will update their availability as soon as possible if they are no longer available!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BLOG UPDATE: New name & new look


Hi friends!  

I had neglected my blog for a while and came back and wanted to give it a fresh start and a little makeover!  So first off, I re-titled my blog, it used to be BlissfulPaisley, it is now more reflective of things that interest me and not just a name!



I love peacocks, they are gorgeous!  There colors are just jaw dropping!!!  And they are funny too, have you ever heard the sound they make!  ha ha ha!

And paper, people who know me, know that I am a paper snob, love me some good sturdy cardstock!

And finally ink pads, gotta have something to ink up that paper with!!

So this new blog name fits me, my style to a T!!

And kudos to my girl Vernetta for helping me out with the name, I gave a list of things that interest me and it really was a simple as listing them off, I made finding a blog name too complicated, lol!

Any who, a little bit more about me before my next blog post.  

My name is Kristi, my user name a lot of times is: imkristi2

I am a Christian Thirty-Something, Stay At Home Mom.  
I am married (for almost 15 years) to my awesome husby Dan, and we have 4 kids. 
And we have a dog and cat!
My family!

My hobbies include: card making, stamping, just starting to get into Project Life, so maybe I will document that here if I get the nerve.  We will see.  
Also dabble in the occasionally home DIY projects.

Thanks so much so stopping by and taking the time to read my blog!  
I appreciate each and everyone of you!