Hello 2012 {Celebrate!}

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Happy New Year! 
Be safe and have fun tonight!


I wish you the best of everything in the new year!!



Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist, White
Stamps: PTI Scattered Showers, Everyday Classics, Green Thumb
Ink: Memento Black, PTI Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Canyon Clay
Dies: PTI By The Numbers
Other: PTI Aqua Mist Felt, Rhinestones

Friday Inspiration File #48

Friday, December 30, 2011

Good Morning!  It's Friday, any good plans?  What do you do on New Year's Eve?  We are having a small get together at our house tonight.  Tomorrow we plan to go out to a nice dinner (early), rent movies, and be home by 8pm ish.  We do this every year.  We like to celebrate low key and be off the roads before people start drinking and driving.  It's just not worth it to us to be out on New Year's Eve.

I have new cards and projects posted to the The File labeled #48.  I'm trying to decide how I can reinvent this feature for the new year.  I'd love to host some sort of challenge using one of the projects from the week or something.  One of my goals for the new year though, is to spend less time online.  I love to blog and look at all of the beautiful blogs, but sometimes I feel like I get home from work, before I know it I've killed two hours on the computer, eat dinner, walk the dog, and then it's 8:00.  Maybe I'll have to set some rules for myself, like no blogging until after I exercise.  We'll see, I'll have to think about this more:) 

A Year In Review

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I love looking at everyone's year in review
 I thought I'd do my own again this year.
 I hope you enjoy the look back! 
January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December



Thanks for stopping by!

ColourQ #117

Tuesday, December 27, 2011




I hope you have had a wonderful holiday!  Hopefully you have some time now that things have calmed down to get back to your craft space.  Maybe you even have some new craft goodies to try out. This week's ColourQ will give you the freedom to create whatever you want.  Just use black, white, and a color of your choice!  I can't wait to see what you make!!



Cardstock: PTI Lemon Tart, White, Black
Stamps: PTI Love Songs
Ink: Memento Dandelion and Black
Dies: PTI Pinking Shear, Block Alphabet Dies
Other: Rhinestones

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop: Leftovers

Sunday, December 25, 2011

ETA: I guess I'm a day early...oops! Oh well! See you tomorrow for the Hop!



This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop challenge is to use up those holiday leftovers! There is always tons of tissue paper leftover from wrapping and unwrapping gifts.  I used the washi tape technique to make the strips along the left side of the card. 


My cousin just told the family that she and her husband are expecting their first baby!  So I made this card for them!



Hope you are having a wonderful holiday full of family and friends!  I hope to pop in during the day to check out some projects, but probably won't comment until tomorrow since pretty soon I'll have a house full!



Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy and White
Stamps: PTI Peaceful Poinsettia and Congrats All Ways
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado, Memento Black
Other: Tissue Paper, Rhinestones

FIF #47

Friday, December 23, 2011

Beautiful new projects added to the file, especially this genius ideas from Betsy!
Merry Christmas!!

ColourQ #116

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hi!  I hope you're ready for a new ColourQ challenge!  I know everyone is busy this time of year, but if you get a few minutes at your craft table let the ColourQ provide you with a little color inspiration! 




  I hope to be back this week with a few more projects, but just in case hot chocolate and movies with my honey are too hard to resist.....Have a wonderful holiday!


Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Cream, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy
Stamps: Wplus9 Love You More, The Birds and The Bees
Ink: Memento Pear Tart, PTI Pure Poppy
Dies: PTI Wonderful Words, Hearts, Mat Stack, Double Ended Banner, Wplus9 Heart, Love Note
Other: PTI Bitty Dot Paper in Ripe Avocado

Friday Inspiration File #46

Thursday, December 15, 2011


We're having Christmas at my house this year.  Usually we go to my mom's.  I wanted to do a few extra special decorations this year so my dad helped me decorate the chandelier.  It's so much prettier in person and with the light on the dimmer at night I just love it!


I'm so happy it's Friday! 
I have added a couple new projects to the file over at Pinterest. 
I hope you have a great weekend!!
(I have also added a lot of PTI projects straight to my Papercrafts pin board this week too)

ColourQ Challenge #115

Tuesday, December 13, 2011



This week's colors are so fun and bright.  Great for a Christmas projects if you are still working on some last minute cards or tags!  I decided to use this palette for coloring some bright flowers for an 'anytime' card!




We had so many great entries last week! 
Thanks so much for playing along.  I hope you'll join us again this week
I love to see what you've made.




Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: PTI Friends 'Til The End, Happy Trails
Other: Copics, Rhinestones, MS Fine Liner Pen

Make It Monday #45 Coloring Embossed Images With Copics

Monday, December 12, 2011

I already posted a card today, but when I saw this week's Make It Monday things just came together.  I was very inspired by this pattern and had been thinking a lot about how to reproduce it with my houndstooth stamp.  I knew there was no way I could ink each section individually with different colored ink pads with out making a mess.  Embossing it with white powder and coloring over each section with a different Copic was the perfect solution!



Thanks for stopping by today, again:)



Cardstock: PTI White, Black
Stamps: PTI Congrats All Ways and Houndstooth
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Copics, White Embossing Powder, Summer Sunrise Ribbon

P.S. {I love You}

Monday, December 12, 2011



Hi! Hope you had a great weekend. 
We got our tree on Saturday!  I love having the tree lights on at night while we are watching TV or just hanging out.  Unfortunately, Ryan and I both got sick this weekend too. 




Have a great day. 
Don't forget, tomorrow the ColourQ will have a new challenge for you!




Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, White
Stamps: Wplus9 Heartfelt Mix and Pocketful, PTI Love Songs
Ink: Memento Black, PTI Pure Poppy and Aqua Mist
Dies: Wplus9 Pocket and Hearts
Other: Pure Poppy Ribbon, Recollections Rhinestones
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