Make It Monday #43 Ribbon Pleating

Wednesday, November 30, 2011



A fun new MIM is up on Papertrey Ink's blog. 

I made this card to go along with an ornament I made awhile back.  I'm going to send it to my brother and his family this year along with lots of goodies for the kids!



Have a great day!


Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream
Stamps: PTI Houndstooth, Love Lives Here Holiday, Holiday Treats
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening, Color Box Frost White, Tea Dye Duo
Other: Fiskars Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Twine, Dark Chocolate Button, EE Ribbon, Pinking Shears

CQC #113

Tuesday, November 29, 2011



The ColourQ Challenge has a great new color combo for you!  I love blue, so this palette was right up my alley.  I decided to layer the die cut word, again, in shades of blue.  Some simple stamping behind the word was all I needed for this CAS card.



Check out the design team's beautiful projects!!
Join us this week!



Cardstock: PTI Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Soft Stone
Stamps:PTI Wonderful Words Holiday, Holiday Treats, Just Add Snow
Ink: Memento London Fog, Black
Dies: PTI Wonderful Words Holiday
Other: Rhinestones

PTI November Blog Hop and FIF#43

Friday, November 25, 2011





I love this month's blog hop inspiration photo.  I love that it's all red and white with a bit of greenery.  My card uses this color scheme as well as the scale of prints on the fabrics.  The chair and the pillow have the same pattern in different sizes.  I used PTI's BB Houndstooth to create the same effect on the words and the background.


I die cut the word holiday in red to layer with the stamped word like I saw Dawn do in one of her videos.  I love this effect and in this case it made the word easier to read. 


Enjoy the hop! 
I can't wait to see what you have made!

I pinned so many wonderful projects from the past week!



Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, White
Stamps: PTI Love Lives Here Holiday, Wonderful Words Holiday, and Houndstooth
Ink: Memento Black, PTI Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado
Dies: WW Holiday, Mat Stack
Other: PP Ribbon, Rhinestones

Make It Monday #42

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This week's Make It Monday challenges us to use sentiment stamps as part of our background.  This was the perfect inspiration for me to create a card and wine tag for a little hostess gift for Thanksgiving. 



I don't have the special wine bottle die.  I just cut the strip 3 inches wide.  Cut the triangle out of the bottom and used the Limitless Layers die to cut a hole. Really easy!



This is the first set I ever bought from Papertrey Ink, First Fruits, and I still love it!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream, Ripe Avocado
Stamps: PTI First Fruits
Ink: Memento Brown and Rhubarb  PTI Tea Dye Duo and Ripe Avocado
Dies: PTI Mat Stack Dies, Limitless Layers
Other: Ribbon, Scarlet Jewel Buttons

ColourQ Challenge #112

Tuesday, November 22, 2011



I've always wanted to try to make these fancy cupcakes!  So cool, aren't they?  Great colors too.  I hope you'll join us again this week at the ColourQ!!



Have a great day!



Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics, Postmarks
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Memento Dandelion,Tangelo, and Brown

Holiday Cheer

Saturday, November 19, 2011



Made a simple card today for two fun challenges, Mojo Monday and Play Date Cafe!  I'm trying to get all of my holiday cards finished up!  I started Christmas shopping online today and hope to get some more done tomorrow with my dad.  He always has ideas for what to get my mom and he loves to shop! 





Have a great weekend!




Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Rustic White
Stamps: Wplus9 Fair Isle, PTI Holiday Treats
Ink: PTI Tea Dye Duo, Summer Sunrise, Memento Brown and Burgundy
Dies: PTI LLH Holiday, Limitless Layers

Friday Inspiration File #42

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wow! I can't believe I have been doing these posts for 42 weeks already!  Well, there is no shortage of handmade pretty things to keep me busy for the next 42.
Check out this week's and have a great weekend!!

And since I've posted a few late, I'll post this one early:)
See you later,

CQC #111

Tuesday, November 15, 2011



Beautiful new colors for this week's ColourQ challenge!!  As soon as I saw this inspiration I knew I wanted to use PTI's Autumn Abundance.  It's a great set to color with copics and customize to suit any project.  I hope you'll join us this week!  The other design team members have made some amazing projects!  Check them out!


See you later!



Cardstock: PTI White, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding
Stamps: PTI Iconic Images, Autumn Abundance
Ink: Memento Black and Brown
Dies: PTI Mat Stack Die
Other: Chocolate Ribbon, MS Scallop Border Punch, Copics

Mojo Monday #214

Sunday, November 13, 2011




Mojo Monday is a fun sketch challenge that I try to participate in when the sketch speaks to me.  Something about this one caught my eye.  Lucky for me, this happens to be a challenge with a prize involved!  Normally the challenge is just for fun, but this week there is a chance to win Verve Stamps.  I don't own any stamps from this company, but would love to try them!



Enjoy today!



Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, Rustic White, Kraft
Stamps: PTI Daydreamer
Ink: Memento Brown, Green, and Rust, PTI Chai
Dies: PTI Half and Half Die
Other: Circle Cutter, Ribbon,

Friday Inspiration File #41

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Sorry this post is late!  Friends of ours invited us up to their cabin in the Poconos.  I pinned my projects on Friday (on the wrong board I just realized), but wasn't able to post a link here, on my blog, until now. 
Great projects as usual:) 
Check them out!

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