Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mask-erade, Post 3

More projects from the Online Card Class I just finished, Mask-erade.
Day 1 - Video 3:  Negative and Positive Masking with masking paper:

Supplies:  SSS Masking Paper, Distress Picked Raspberry ink, blending tool, Versamark ink, Ranger Super Fine Silver embossing powder, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, PTI Stamper select white cardstock and 1920's stamp set, Black with white polka dots Recollections Washi Tape, Rhinestones and various basic crafting supplies.
Day 4 - Video 3:  Masking with Watercolor "smooshing":

Supplies:  PTI Enclosed Flower Die, Canson Watercolor paper, Distress Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feather, Freezer Paper, Iron, foam Tape, Sequins, SSS It's Your Birthday, Versafine Black Onyx ink and various crafting supplies. 
The following projects were not completed and not yet referenced.  I will be attempting them in the future along with the additional inspiration that was shared.
  • Day 1, Video 4 - Ink Blending with Acetate Masks
  • Day 2, Video 3 - Custom Stamp Shapes with Masking Paper
  • Day 3, Video 3 - DIY Resist Background with Liquid Masking Fluid
  • Day 5, Video 3 - Masking Patterns with Embossing Powder.  I did attempt this one but goofed up up and ran out of time and energy to do it again.
Again, these classes are wonderful so I strongly suggest giving them a try.  I do like them better when I take them live vs. my own pace because in live I at least attempt the techniques (even though I procrastinate till the last day to post my projects).  I am very excited that I used so many supplies that I absolutely had to have but hadn't yet gotten around to using plus, I have bulked up my birthday card stash which was my intention when I signed up.
Hope you are having a great day!  Leslie 


Mask-erade - Post 2

A continuation of post 1.
Day 1 - Video 2 - Making a Scene:
Supplies:  Canson Watercolor Paper, Ranger water brush, Stampin Up Watercolor Pencils, Black Stazon Ink, Hero Arts CG151 stamp set, PTI Lemon Tart cardstock, SSS masking paper, other basic craft supplies.
Day 2 - Video 2 - Masking Area for Greeting:  
Supplies:  Hero Arts Lotus Blossom Stencil, Canson Watercolor Paper, Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing paste, Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade, Copic Y04 (the distress wasn't dark enough when dried so I colored over it with the copic marker), PTI Swoosh stamp set, Summer Sunrise Ink and Cardstock and other basic craft supplies.
Day 3 - Video 2 - Layered Stamping using Rubber Cement:
I did not complete a project using this technique but I will attempt it in the future.
Day 4 - Video 2 - Masked Sentiments using Freezer Paper:

Supplies:  PTI Noted Hello Die, Signature Greetings and Aqua Mist cardstock, Canson Watercolor paper, Distress Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feather for watercoloring, Reynolds Freezer Paper, Iron, Heat Tool, Versafine Onyx Black and other basic craft supplies. 
Day 5 - Video 2 - Masking White Area with Embossing Powder:
Again, I was unable to do any projects for day 5 but loved the inspiration.
Go visit Online Card Classes and take a class!!  Leslie 

Mask-erade, Post 1

Hi everyone.  I am out of work right now recovering from surgery so I thought I would take advantage of the Online Card Class Mask-erade.  If you have never taken on of their classes click on the link and go check it out; they are great.  Yes, you can get free videos...blah, blah, blah, but these classes are fairly inexpensive and wonderful!
I am in a bit of a rush to post so bear with me.  I am going to do these in order of the video's on the daily lessons.
Day 1, Video 1 - this was strictly instructional so there is no project.
Day 2, Video 1 - Large Mask, Small Stamp:

The supplies for this card are:  Simon Says Stamps Cupcake Party and SSS Masking Paper, Versamark embossing ink and Memento Tuxedo Black, EK Success Powder tool, 3M foam tape, Tombow Stamp Runner, paper cutter, Martha Stewart score board, cuttlebug and the following from Papertrey Ink:  Paper - Enchanted Evening & Stamper Select White, Shaker Shaped Star die, Wise Owl, Planner Banners and Wet Paint stamp sets.
Day 3, Video 1 - Basic Liquid Masking:

The supplies for this card are:  Canson Watercolor paper, Archival Black Ink, Fineline Masking Fluid Pen, Rubbernecker Frog Holding Flower and Hoppy Birthday stamps, Versafine Onyx Black ink for sentiment, Nestabilities Classic Large Oval 3rd Die, PTI Ripe Avocado and Stamper Select White cardstock, Distress Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn inks for watercoloring.  Also, paper cutter, score board, Cuttlebug, Tombow Stamp Runner and 3M Foam adhesive.
 Day 4, Video 1 - Masking with Mists and Freezer Paper:

I didn't use mists and actually used a design from day 5 for this card with the freezer paper from day 4 instead of the embossing.  Supplies:  PTI Feather Finery, Freezer Paper, Iron, Marvy Heat Tool, Tweezers, Canson Watercolor paper, Distress Ink in Salty Ocean and Faded Jean, Versafine Black Onyx for the sentiment and basic craft supplies as listed above.
Day 5, Video 1 - Masking Stamped Images with Embossing Powder:
I lost steam so I didn't do a project for this technique but I will give it a try in the future.  I had no idea how this surgery was going to drain me.
Thanks for looking and encouraging comments about my projects is always greatly appreciated.  Leslie 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Papertrey Ink - 8th Anniversary

It is anniversary time over at Papertrey Ink!  I love their anniversary celebration every year because they always release great products and have tons of wonderful inspiration, not to forget the opportunity for great prizes.  I have been a fan of theirs since probably their fourth year but didn't start buying products until their fifth year and I haven't stopped yet.  Their stamps are of super high quality, and I love the coordinating ink, ribbon, paper, buttons, felt, etc.
They are running 10 days of contests and sneaking peeks at their new products.  Below are my submissions for some of their challenges (I skipped day 4 because I don't have a lot of flower stamps.)
Day 1 - Select a color combo and a sketch:

My supplies are:  Papertrey Ink White, Lemon tart & Aqua Mist Cardstock, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse and Versa Fine Black Onyx Inks, Harvest Gold spray mist made with alcohol and the reinker, Ombre Builders and Birthday Classics:  February and March stamp sets and the Shaker Shapes: Star dies.
Day 2 - Visit Maile Belles blog for inspiration. 
I actually own two of her sets so finding inspiration was easy since I could completely lift it.  My inspiration is:
My supplies are:  Papertrey Ink White Stamper Select Cardstock, Maile's Sketched Shapes Stamp Set and the following Papertrey Ink inks:  Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Plum Pudding & Smokey Shadow.
Day 3 - Make a tag to match a gift bag 
I bought an address book and a box of chocolates for my grandmother for Valentine's Day so I made a really, really quick tag to attach to the bag.
My supplies are:  Papertrey Ink White & Pure Poppy cardstock, Pink with white heart pattern paper from a miscellaneous 6x6 paper pad I have lying around (the cover is gone so I don't know the brand), Heart Prints Stamp Set and dies, Versamark Ink and WOW Opaque Bright white embossing powder.  The tag die is Hero Arts and the gift bag is from the Dollar Tree.  She wasn't feeling well today so I am taking her gift to her tomorrow.
Day 5 - Use a stamp set from your collection that hasn't seen ink. 

I had to have the Cat's Meow set when it was released but I have never used it.  I decided to make a Valentine's card for my hubby from our two fur babies.  I watercolored with distress ink which I have never done before either.  I attempted to paint the cats to match our two.  Gracie on the left and Socks on the right; Gracie is my little brat and Socks is a true daddy's girl.
My supplies:  Papertrey Ink Stamper Select White Cardstock, Ranger Watercolor Paper, Ranger Archival Black Ink, PTI Cats Meow Stamps and Dies (more stamps are stamped inside), Heart Prints for the sentiment stamped in Pure Poppy Ink.  My Distress colors are Black Soot, Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain. 
Day 7 - Use nothing but Metallics and Neutrals. 
I found inspiration again on Malies blog.  There is no easy way to photograph metallic especially since I waited until the sun went down to try and photograph my projects.
My supplies are:  Papertrey Ink Fine Linen and Kraft cardstocks, Quilled Elegance and Keep It Simple: Anniversary stamp sets.  Versamark ink and Ranger Superfine Gold embossing powder.  I also added some My Minds Eye Charmed Gold enamel dots.
Day 8 -  Blue Ombre
The day 1 card at the top is the first time I inked up my Ombre Builders set and this is the second time I have finally used.  When the challenge said ombre I knew I wanted to make myself use that set again.  I thought this bumpy cloud like design would make a neat frame for a sentiment.
My supplies are:  Papertrey Ink Stamper Select White and Spring Rain cardstocks, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening inks and Ombre Builders & Thanks All Ways stamp sets.
Below are just two more random cards that I have not posted on my blog yet so I thought I would do so now:

The Thanks cards were what I made for mine and my husbands Christmas Thank You cards to our families.  I used PTI White and Pure Poppy cardstock, the Thanks All Ways stamp set (masking off the A), Versafine Black Onyx ink and little Santa Hat brads that I purchased years ago from Oriental Trading and had never used.  The bottom picture is a card I made for my hubby for Valentines Day from some inspiration I found on Pinterest.  The cardstocks are PTI White and Pure Poppy.  I bought a bag of google eyes at the Dollar Tree and adhered them with Glossy Accents.  The stamp is from Simon Says Stamps:  Only Have Eyes for You set stamped with Versafine Black Onyx.  The red frame was cut using my new Cricut Explore and the shape is from the Lyrical Letters cartridge.
I hope you enjoyed this packed post.  Now I hope I can get the photos and links to work on the PTI blog.  Please share comments below as it is very much appreciated and Happy 8th Anniversary to Papertrey Ink!!!



Sunday, August 24, 2014

PTI SAF 2014 - The 1960's

Ok, when I saw the kit I was so excited about the dies then I get to this project and can't for the life of me figure out what to make.  I made a card but it didn't turn out exactly as I had imagined.
Challenge #12 - Rad ad looks:
I used the kit dies with PTI Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise and Lemon Tart paper.  I stamped with Simply Chartreuse on the New Leaf and Orange Zest on the Summer Sunrise.  I used vellum for the sentiment and stamped with versamark.  I heat embossed with white and then stamped the sentiment with versamark and heat with Zing Rouge powder.  Melt the second powder very carefully so it doesn't run.  Maybe it needs sequins or something.
Well, I haven't finished my time travel yet and am not sure if I will by Tuesday night or not because of other obligations along with work.  I will post a final post with all of my cards in one picture before this is all over.  Thank you to those who have looked at my projects and even more to those few who have left comments. Have a great rest of your weekend!  Leslie


PTI SAF 2014 - The 1920's

The 1920's kit is so full of ideas I just don't have time right now to glue down all of the rhinestones but I will play later.  I know I will get a ton of use out of that little stamp set and die in the future.
So for Challenge #8 - Sparkle & Shine I didn't use glitter but I used more of my new Ranger Super Fine Silver embossing powder and love it.  I wasn't sure what I would use this card for but then I remembered I have a cousin getting married in March so there is a purpose for this card. 
I used True Black PTI cardstock and stamped the rounded diamond image from the stamp set in Versamark and embossed.  I affixed the three rhinestones to the middle of the flower design on the middle row of diamonds after the card was fully assembled.  I used Fillable Frames #4 for the sentiment and the 'Best Wishes' comes from the 1920's set.  Again I used the silver embossing and the black is Versafine Black Onyx.  I didn't have silver ribbon so I cut a sliver of Stamper Select White cardstock, smushed it in versamark, powdered with the same silver so it all matched and repeated that twice to get a nice smooth strip to transition from the black panel to the white card base.  I popped up the sentiment with foam tape.  Very plain but quite shiny in real life. 
The black panel reminds me of a possible vest design a groom would wear and then, of course, the white resembles the bridal gown...I am quite tickled with how this one turned out.

PTI SAF 2014 - The Regency Era

To be honest this was the era that I was least interested in until I got my kit.  When I saw the stitching die I was excited...I wasn't quite sure how to use it but figured the video would explain the right way to use it (no luck there, see more below).  They did say in the write up of the kit that if there is a dot between the holes that meant you were to sew and X.  Ok, I have done cross stitch as a child so I should be able to figure it out.
I knew I wanted a multi-color rose so I die cut it from Vintage Cream cardstock, took white We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy floss and colored it with my Copics...a couple of inches of this color, a couple of inches of that color and repeat then cut it out following the impression of the die in my paper.  It turned out how I had hoped.  (R20, RV21, RV34, YG03, YG05, YG95)
As for the rest of the card I used the piece of pattern script paper from the kit and then a piece of Autumn Rose cardstock with 'Happy Birthday' from the Quilled Elegance set and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Gold.  I have to say I haven't used silver or gold embossing powder in a few years because what I had was terrible so I finally bought some new powders and am absolutely in love with them.  I highly recommend the Ranger Super Fine in gold and silver...if you are looking.

Ok, about the video, I was expecting something more like what Erin Lincoln does with her stitching dies...she teaches how to use them.  Do not get me wrong Melissa's projects are beautiful but I am just a little bummed.  I feel bad for anyone who has never stitched before they were probably confused.  This event is for folks from beginner to expert and it is about learning techniques.  When I saw that the needlepoint video was only 3.5 minutes I knew there were no instructions.  I even noticed that Melissa X'd at more locations than where the dots were so her 'rose' was fuller and less detailed.  The plus about this die, and I did see someone do this already - depending on your thread color it could be a rose, or if you don't watch the dots you could get an apple or an orange - so it is versatile.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

PTI SAF - The Renaissance

I skipped to Challenge #4 - Wax Seals.  I like the stamps that came in the kit but I wanted to try something else.  I have an old Inkadinkado stamps set in my stash called Framed Alpha that I wanted to use the T for a Thank You card (you can never have too many of those).  

I attempted the wax part five different times using various techniques and ended up going with my second one that I actually pulled back out of my trash pile.  I was heavy handed with my pressure and ended up losing the inside of the wax so I created a wax frame T instead.  I stamped on a scrap piece of the red paper and heat embossed with gold embossing powder and affixed the wax to that.  Looking at it now, and my choice of thanks stamp I almost wish I hadn't done the inside of the T.  I masked off the t in thanks from the PTI Thanks All Ways stamp set and gold embossed that as well.
I used a new Simon Says Stamps frame die to cut out that very thin frame from the red and also from a scrap piece of PTI Vintage Cream cardstock.  I gold embossed the frame and glued the three pieces, inlaid together, to a Vintage Cream cardstock base.  I really like the way it turned out.  The other supplies not yet mentioned are below.
  •  DCWV Once Upon A Time Mat Stack (red paper), Versafine ink, Sealing Wax Stick from SAF kit, lighter, heat tool, Tombo stamp runner adhesive and wax paper. 

PTI SAF 2014 - Morning Timer Challenge

To get the mojo going the first project is a Morning Timer Challenge.  You are to select a color combo and a sketch and create a card.  I selected the following:


I loved the stripes in the sketch recipe because I knew I could just use scraps of paper.  My In-Laws anniversary is next week so I used this challenge to create their anniversary card.  I did their anniversary card during SAF last year too.  Here is my first card for 2014 Stamp-A-Faire:
The little pieces of paper in front of the card is all that I threw away from making this card. Yes, I probably could have saved them but I didn't.  The supplies are listed below:

  • PTI Paper in the following colors - Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores & White
  • PTI Heart Prints Stamps & Die
  • PTI Fillable Frames #4 for the sentiment
  • Versamark Ink with Ranger Rainbow Sparkle clear embossing powder
  • Xyron, Tombo stamp runner & foam adhesives
  • Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Cuttlebug & Martha Stewart Scoreboard
I did the card in the 20 minutes but I took time to do some more prep work before I actually started the card like cutting and scoring a bunch of white and vintage cream card bases.  So then I was running late I decided to make Saturday breakfast for the hubs and me.  Now to play catch up.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire - Friday Night Meet & Greet

It starts tonight!  I am very excited to be fully participating in this years Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire - Time Traveler.  I participated last year and had a blast but I didn't purchase the kit (I missed the order date).  So for this year when they released the date of the event during their anniversary event I made sure I put it on my calendar and actually remembered to order the kit.
Friday night is the Meet and Greet where you introduce yourself and show off your preparation.  My name is Leslie and I live in Cocoa, Florida with my hubby and our two feline fur babies (oh yeah and lots of fish and two turtles who just recently laid exciting.)  
I transformed my dining room into my very own mini-Papertrey Ink show room lol. I would have crafted in my normal space but my office chair lost its hydraulics last week and I feel like I am sitting on the floor so the dining room table is where I will be since the table is bar height and I will be able to choose if I want to sit or stand.  Here is the before and I am going to try very hard to keep it clean for the after...ha!

So, I have all of my PTI products - Stamp-A-Faire kit, ink, buttons, reinkers, paper and my full PTI stamp collection ready to travel through time.  I think is time to go to bed so I can be refreshed and ready to roll at the bright early hour of 7 am (earlier than I have to be at work during the week).  Thanks for popping by and I hope you play along.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 - post 3

Here is my last post from my most recent Online Card Class.  There were a total of 12 days of inspirational videos and a total of 46 different technique projects.  I started many more projects that I never completed and probably will but not in time for the gallery to close.  This class focused on specific types of stamps - Backgrounds (I have 1 small one), Alphabets (I don't have any), Graphic Stamps, Floral and Floral Builders and Outline/coloring stamps.
My last card comes from Day 1 - Lesson 3 - Faux Watercolor Stamping.  The technique was to smush distress ink on a craft sheet, spritz with water, ink up background stamp and stamp, then cut it up.  The sample was cut into squares I decided to use my new mosaic cover plate die that I received in my PTI Stamp-a-faire kit (very excited...that event is this weekend).

  • Canson Watercolor
  • Recollections Background stamp
  • Distress Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar
  • Mini Mister with water
  • PTI Cover Plate from Ancient Rome Stamp-a-faire kit
  • Cuttlebug die with gratitude for the thanks
  • Bazzill Cotton Candy cardstock
  • Vellum
  • EK Success Butterfly punch
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter pen (on thanks sentiment)
Again, highly recommend these classes but take them live...they are more fun that way.

Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Post 2

Check out Online Card Classes here.  They are great; I highly suggest!!  To see my first post click here.
Day 1 - Lesson 1 - Multilayer Emboss Resist.  See my other post for details on the technique. 
Card 2 - supplies:

  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Versamark Ink
  • Hero Arts clear embossing powder
  • Artist Loft Watercolor
  • PTI Journal Accessories border stamp
  • PTI Wonderful Words Birthday stamp set and die
  • Bazzill Marshmallow and Black Licorice cardstock
  • Tombow Adhesive
  • Versafine Black Onyx
Day 10 - Lesson 2 - DIY Stamped Letter Embellishment - see my first post for details.

Card 2 - supplies:

  • PTI Wonderful Words Hello die
  • PTI Lemon Tart ink and paper
  • Versamark for the background stamping
  • White fun foam
  • Cuttlebug
  • PTI Stamper Select White cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Matte Medium for adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Mixed Sequins
  • Leaf stamps from the following SSS sets: Thinking of You and Life's a Journey

One more post...

Stretch Your Stamps 2 - post 1

So I signed up for another Online Card Class, this time it was Stretch Your Stamps 2.  I previously won a spot in their Stenciled class at the beginning of the year and it was great.  This one was great too but I didn't play along like I did last time.  I still fully recommend taking the classes!!
I am going to post multiple things in each post so I can load them to the proper gallery.
Day 1 - Lesson 1 - Multilayer Emboss Resist.  This technique was to use a background stamp with embossing and then water color.  Then to take your background piece and cut it up for different cards and different uses. 
Card 1 - supplies:

  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Versamark Ink
  • Hero Arts clear embossing powder
  • Artist Loft Watercolor
  • Papertrey Ink Journal Accessories (I don't have many background stamps at all so I used border stamps)
  • PTI Wonderful Words Birthday stamp set and die
  • Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock
  • Tombow Adhesive
  • Versafine Black Onyx
Day 8 - Lesson 3 - Create a Border.  This technique was to use a graphic stamp to create a background.
Only card - supplies:

  • Simon Says Stamps - Cupcake Party, largest star
  • PTI Signature Greetings - Girly You Rock
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folder - don't know the name
  • Stampin Up Pink Passion Ink
  • PTI Soft Stone Ink
  • Versafine Black Onyx 
Day 10 - Lesson 2 - DIY Stamped Letter Embellishment.  This technique was to use a floral stamp to create a nice subtle background then stamp a color ink on white and mount the letters (or my case word dies) on fun foam for dimension.

Card 1 - supplies:

  • PTI Wonderful Words Birthday die
  • PTI Summer Sunrise ink and paper
  • Versamark for the background stamping
  • White fun foam
  • Cuttlebug
  • PTI Stamper Select White cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Matte Medium for adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Mixed Sequins

Day 11 - Lesson 1 - Layered Heat Embossing.  This technique was to create a fun embellishment centerpiece by using one color embossing powder for the background and then stamping a design/sentiment on top and using a different color being very careful to not overheat the top layer so it melts in just right.  I absolutely loved this one and will be doing it again!!

Only card - supplies:

  • Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large dies - largest two
  • Cuttlebug
  • PTI Wet Paint Sentiment - enjoy
  • Cuttlebug Scrollwork embossing folder
  • PTI White cardstock
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Super Fine Silver embossing powder
  • Zing Aqua embossing powder
  • Embossing powder bag for antistatic
  • Foam adhesive

 Two more posts to come!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

PTI Monthly Moments Trading Card 2

Here is my second trading card for today's challenge located here.
In line with my plan for the year of trying to use items I haven't used yet I pulled out the Everyday Button Bits set (I have only used the balloon strings twice).  I used the flower stems/leaves and the sentiment all things grow with love.  I stamped it in Ripe Avocado and the buttons are Melon Berry.  I think this will be great for a baby/young girl page.
I am getting my scrapbooking moving again so when I was creating these cards I wanted to make things that I will actually use...hmmm concept there.  Have a great night I am turning in! 

PTI Make It Monday #151 and Monthly Moments Trading Card

I am getting a late start on all of the Papertrey Ink challenges for their 7th Anniversary.  I wanted to play along during the week but my work schedule made that impossible.  I have loved everything that I have seen though and can't wait to hopefully work on the sketch and color recipes tomorrow along with whatever else they throw our way.
If you are not familiar with this company check out their wonderful website here and their blog here.
First up is my card for this weeks Make-It-Monday #151:  Drop Shadow Die Cuts.
I used PTI Stamper Select White and Pure Poppy cardstock to die cut the hearts that work with the Heart Prints stamp set.  I stamped the same design on both white hearts with Pure Poppy ink.  The red hearts are stamped with an image from Sketched Shapes also in Pure Poppy ink.  The 'frame' paper is from Die Cuts with a View Formal Affair stack and is mounted on Pure Poppy cardstock.  I have created so many valentine theme cards in the last few weeks that I am actually going to send them out to my family for Valentines Day.
Next up is my project for their Monthly Moments Trading Cards challenge going on today only.  They are preparing to release some amazing products that will work with the pocket scrapbooking style and I can't wait to see more projects with these awesome products.  I am not into the pocket style yet but I can see myself getting there as it looks like a quick solution to getting some albums done.
Not feeling well today I took a quick nap and was dreaming about this one so when I woke up I had to do it and it turned out pretty much how I planned. 
I used White Stamper Select cardstock cut to 3 x 4.  I took the Quilled Elegance set and cut (yes, I am getting more comfortable with cutting my stamps) the stamp in half to give more space between the sections.  I stamped it in Smokey Shadow and used Hibiscus Burst and Limeade Ice to fill in the heart and leaves....well that is what I call them.  I used Soft Stone and Stitched Lines to make the journal lines.  That is the only thing I would have done a little different was line up my dash lines a bit better but it worked.  I took my We R Memory Keepers corner chomper to the edges - I wish it cut cleaner but again, it works.