Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas with a not so Christmassy tag!

A quick post for MIM a tag for a teacher. The challenge is here:
I used the spiral notebook die and Wonderful Words Holiday.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Just a little something

I made these up for my daughter to give to her teachers, bus drivers and others that may stop at the house for a little Christmas treat.  I put two different one cup serving packets of hot cocoa in each bag and embellished with a paper doily, some scalloped circles, candy cane and stamped "be merry". Tied them all together with various ribbon and they're good to go. Now hopefully we'll have some left over as my DD loves those hot chocolate mixes and it's something I do not buy usually.  Anyway, I'll keep wrapping until I'm through and I hope everyone has an enjoyable Holiday Season!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Someone Special

My Dad had a birthday last week and this was the card I made him. I wanted him to know how he has impacted my life and made me who I am today. I love him so much for all he has done for his family.

Father Knows Best from Papertrey Ink was the perfect set to use. I stamped all different quotes for the background, very random. I then used a sizzix die cut for the sentiment "for you" (PTI wonderful words additions) and the letter stickers are from Echo Park.  Hope you all have a great day!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Make It Monday #44: Glitter Masking

MIM challenge at:

I really liked this technique but I got tired of making cards and I can use some gift bags for Christmas. The glitter I've been using is Martha Stewart-white gold. I absolutely love it!! This is so much prettier in real life. The glitter just glistens.
PTI supplies I used: In The Meadow, Photo Finishers, Front and Center and Rick Rack dies.  In The Meadow sentiment.  I added a little holiday stem I had in my Christmas bin and one bag down! That's all for tonight. I am up to my ears in glitter.....vacuum tomorrow I must!  Have a good one!

Make It Monday #44: Glitter Masking

This is fun! I don't think this one came out as crisp with clean lines but I still like the end results. I had to make my own glitter color for the tree by mixing two colors.

PTI Supplies: Wonderful Words: Holiday(Peace) Die, In The Meadow(tree and snow) Die, Mat Stack 3 Die
Other: Glitter, snowflakes cut from cricut
That's all for now!

Make It Monday #44: Glitter Masking

Here's Take Two, this technique is glitter growing on me now. Now that my desk is covered I figured I may as well continue.
PTI supplies: Hibiscus Burst CS, Merry Word Die, Vintage Ornament Die
Other: Quickutz "b",Lots of glitter!
Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Make It Monday #44: Glitter Masking

Yes, I know it looks like one post a week this month but I will have at least two this week because my Dad's birthday was on the 9th and I have not posted his card yet. 

Anyway this is for MIM over at Nichole's blog here:
We were challenged to use glitter and masking. The most difficult part of this was trying not to touch the sticky surface so the glitter sticks when it is applied.(Easier said than done, I think!)

I am STILL doing Christmas cards, one can NEVER have enough!  I used PTI Limitless layers die, Mat stack 1 die, Nativity Silhouettes Stamp set, Pure Poppy CS, misc blue CS, Martha Stewart White Gold glitter and Doodlebug Designs glitter too.

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Make It Monday #43: Ribbon Pleating

So, here is my last entry for the MIM challenge over at:
I made this little guy for a card but once I got started he was so cute I wanted to make him into
an ornament and I am happy with the results. I used the tag sale die on the back as well with glitter
and stamped 2011 in the Outline alphabet smack dab in the middle. I think I'll have to make more
of these as package embellies. I used black pearls for the eyes and flocking for the pom pom on his hat.
I hope everyone had a creative weekend!  Happy Monday!

Make It Monday #43: Ribbon Pleating

Ok, this is the last card I have for you tonight using the ribbon pleating technique. The merry is super sparkly but I did not capture that in the picture. Any questions on any supplies or anything at all ...let me know, thanks!

Make It Monday #43: Ribbon Pleating

I love this technique so I just kept creating. Who can ever have enough cards anyway?
I used PTI Half & Half set and Die, In the Meadow Die. Pure Poppy CS
Music embossing folder. Creative Memories PP, misc ribbon and buttons. That's about all for now.
Thanks for stopping!

Make It Monday #43: Ribbon Pleating

I needed a quick tag for a bottle of wine so I added this ribbon pleated scarf to this little snowman.  PTI supplies except paper scraps for hat and ribbon is Stampin Up.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Make It Monday #43: Ribbon Pleating

Another take on this MIM challenge. I needed a gift card holder and here it is:

I love this pleated ribbon technique with flowers!!
PTI SUPPLIES: Gift Card Holder die, Mat Stack 2 Die,
OTHER: My Minds Eye Christmas paper, Tim Holtz button, twine, Faded Jeans ink by Tim Holtz

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Make It Monday #43: Ribbon Pleating

Here's my take on the MIM challenge here:

We needed to make pleats with ribbon. I've been in constant need of sympathy cards lately. I've been trying to build up a stash but it hasn't worked so here I go again.  All PTI supplies except the ribbon from my stash and the Stampin Up punch. I also stamped a Simple Sentiment on the inside. Any questions, leave me a comment, happy to answer.

I'm finding it a little difficult to get back into the swing of things with posting but I'm hoping to post a bit more frequently with a few projects I need to finish up for the season.
Thanks for looking and have a good evening!