Homespun Holiday

Friday, September 30, 2011



This is my second ornament made with this week's MIM technique.  I couldn't resist making one just like Erin's this time.  I just love the angel and I know exactly who I am giving this one to!


Thanks for stopping by today!



Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel
Stamps: PTI LLH Holiday
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, Tea Dye Duo, Color Box White, StazOn Brown
Dies: LLH Holoday, LLH Tiny Heart, Hearts, Tag Its
Other: MS Border Punch, Grungeboard, Satin Ribbon

Friday Inspiration File #35 Something A Little Different

Friday, September 30, 2011

For this week's Inspiration File, I have decided to do something a little different.  I love the idea of seeing all of the photos at once.  Clicking back and forth can sometimes be a hassle, especially if (like me) you check blogs at 6am while eating cereal, feeding the dog, and making coffee!  All that in 11 minutes too!  So I have decided to create a new Pinterest pin board just for the week's beautiful projects.  I end up pinning them there anyway...why not save a step. 

So here are this week's beauties!
Enjoy and have a great weekend:)

Make It Monday: Make Your Own Chipboard Accents

Thursday, September 29, 2011


This week's Make It Monday is all about making your own chipboard accents using your dies.  For my project I used 5 layers of Grungeboard from Tim Holtz.  It worked really well!  I stamped on a layer cut out of cardstock with the houhdstooth background set in Enchanted Evening Ink.  I loved the ornament that Erin Lincoln made for the PTI countdown and wanted to make some for gifts this year.   

Tomorrow's Friday!!



Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream
Stamps: PTI Houndstooth, Holiday Treats
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening, Tea Dye Duo, Color Box White, StazOn Brown
Dies: Tag Its Die, LLH Holiday Die
Other: Grungeboard, Twine, EE Saddle Stitch Ribbon

ColourQ #104 2nd Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, September 27, 2011



Today is the 2nd birthday of the ColourQ challenge!!  Arielle has chosen a beautiful color combination for your inspiration!  In honor of the challenge and all of the past participants, she has challenged the design team to CASE a past ColourQueen. 
Such a fun way to celebrate!!



Below is the ColourQueen form challenge #70!  I just adored her sweet and simple card. 
I'll take any opportunity to stamp cute little birds! 

I hope you'll join us this week and celebrate all of Arielle's hard work  and great inspiration over the past two years!!



Carstock: PTI White
Paper: PTI Bitty Dot Basics, Bitty Box Basics
Stamps: PTI Little Bitty Birds, Banner Builder
Ink: StazOn Brown
Other: Circle Punch, Copics

CR84FN #39

Monday, September 26, 2011


Gorgeous new colors from CR84FN challenge!! I first stamped the hounds tooth design in Summer Sunrise ink.  Then using Tangelo ink I stamped the sunflowers.  The centers are stamped using Cocoa Bean ink.  I didn't want to cover up this pattern, but needed to add a sentiment.  I decided to cut the 'happy' out of brown cardstock and stamp the 'birthday' in dark brown ink.  I love how the sentiment is a real focal point without hiding the cool pattern behind it!


Have a great day!




Cardstock: PTI Orange Zest, White
Stamps: PTI Hounds Tooth, Simple Sunflower, Modern Basics
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, Memento Tangelo, StazOn Brown, Cocoa Bean
Dies: PTI Word Die
Other: Satin Ribbon

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop: Photo Inspiration

Sunday, September 25, 2011



Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop challenges us to use yet another beautiful inspiration photo as the starting point for our project.  I wanted to replicate the colors as well as the stripes in this photo.  I chose to not use all of the colors together, but rather group them into color combinations that worked best for me.  This first card is my favorite of the two.  I have always loved blue and orange together!






This second card is more vibrant and reminds me of my mom. 
She loves reds and bright pinks!
I can't wait to hop on over to your blog and see how this photo has inspired you!



Cardstock: PTI White, Vintage Cream, True Black, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist
Paper: PTI Bitty Dot Basics, Library Ledger
Stamps: Heart Prints, Friends Til the End
Ink: Memento Black, Rosebud
Dies: Double Ended Banner Die
Other: Pinking Shears, MS Twine, Hole Punch,

Sending You A Pocketful Of Sunshine

Saturday, September 24, 2011




I used these beautiful colors from The Play Date Cafe's 100th color challenge!

I really love Wplus9's Pocketful stamp and die concept.  I have seen so many great projects using their products, but I don't own any.  So I set out to create my own.  I drew and cut out my pocket and then stamped the stitching with a stamp from Button Boutique.  Then I filled my pocket with beautiful sunflowers.

Thanks for stopping by!



Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft
Paper: PTI First Fruits, Bitty Dot Basics
Stamps: Button Boutique, Leaf Prints, Simple Sunflowers
Ink: Memento Black, Bamboo, Tangelo, PTI Summer Sunrise, Versamark Ink
Dies: Simple Sunflowers, Envelope Liner Die
Other: SS Ribbon, Clear Discs, Pinking Shears, VC Envelope

Friday Inspiration File #34

Friday, September 23, 2011

Once again, it's Friday!  I am ready for some relaxation time.  Tomorrow is my honey's birthday, so I'm looking forward to some time with him!  On to the wonderful projects from this past week.  Everyone really has me in the mood to get out my Halloween supplies and get started!

Creepy Crawly wishes!

Smile!

Hocus Pocus!

A pocket full of flowers!

Warmest wishes.

Cool new product.

Beautiful color.

Enjoy fall!

A beautiful scene!

Adorable little girls!

Another little pocket full!


Have a great weekend!


ColourQ #103

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hello!  Beautiful new colors to challenge you this week from the ColourQ!!
I love this inspiration photo.  It inspired me to get out my watercolors and play around.  While I really liked the results I got, the colors (when dry) didn't really match this week's colors.  I'll save that piece and use it on another project soon:) 

Instead I came up with this card for this week's challenge.  I have decided to finally accept that summer is ending and I'm trying to embrace the coming season:)
I hope you'll join us this week.  I'd love to see what you come up with!

To create a mat for your die cut shapes like I did with the Fillable Frames, lay your die onto the paper and trace.  Since the die itself is slightly larger than the die cut it creates a perfect little border when layered together!  I learned this little tip from Sarah.
Thanks for coming by!



Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Lavender Moon, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Vintage Cream, First Fruits Paper
Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics, Fancy Flourishes
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Chamomile
Dies: Cuttlebug PC Leaf Set, Fillable Frames #10
Other: SM Ribbon, Fiskars Upper Crest Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

Friends Are Flowers

Sunday, September 18, 2011



Ryan and I spent Friday night finishing up the painting in my craft room.  Saturday he replaced all of the outlets and outlet covers, put on the new doorknob, and put the closet doors back on.  After that we loaded all of the furniture back into the room.  I was finally able to get back in and make a few things last night and today!  I got my PTI Blog Hop cards done last night and this card I made this afternoon.  I still have a few more projects to work on in the room before I post pictures, but consider this card a peek into the room.  The walls are painted in a color similar to Aqua Mist, but a little less aqua and more blue.  I originally wanted to have red as my accent color, but then I was reminded how much I LOVE orange and blue together!!



Hope you are having a great weekend!! 
So glad you came by today!




Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise
Stamps: PTI Garden Of Life, Round and Round
Ink: Color Box Frost White, PTI Summer Sunrise
Dies: Provo Craft Flower Dies
Other: Fiskars Pinking Shears, Rhinestones, Corner Rounder Punch

Friday Inspiration File #33

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's Friday!

Mona really has me in the mood for Halloween!

A toad-ally cute page.

A bright trio of snails.

Hello Sunshine!

Stylish, elegant pink and grey.

A beautiful CASE study.

Fall elements.

Have a great weekend!

Transformation

Wednesday, September 14, 2011



Ryan is really working hard to make my space beautiful!! 
It's getting there:)
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