Monday, December 26, 2011

December 2011 Blog Hop

Today is Papertrey Inks monthly blog hop challenge. This months challenge is to use holiday leftovers. I wrapped all my gifts in Kraft paper and used twine this year. That was the inspiration for my card.  I took an extra large heart die and used last Make it Mondays technique to make a heart card.

Paper: Pure Poppy (pti) Vintage Cream (pti) Kraft wrapping paper
Stamps: Rosie Posies & Happy Day (both Pti)
Ink: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy (pti)
Dies: Rossie Posies & Happy Day (both Pti), Heart Spellbinders
Happy Hopping!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Its Starting To Look Like Christmas

I have been decorating for Christmas. I'm finishing up some projects I have wanted to do forever. I will share more as I finish. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Make It Monday #43: Ribbon Pleating

Paper: Holiday Style-October Afternoon, Poppy & Aqua Mist PTI cardstock
Stamp: Pti- Love Lives Here: Holiday
Dies: Mat Stack 3-Pti, Tim Holtz-Rosette

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tag 2

It day 2 for Tim Holtz 12 days of tags! My very favorite part of this tag is the paper! Tim used his Kraft Resist Paper Stash. I didn't have any so I made some. I will share how I did it so you can make it too.
1. I took some Kraft paper from Papertrey ink and stamped music with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
2. I stamped the holly with green ink.
3. I used an Anti Static Bag for embossing and rubbed it over the whole tag. This step is very important. If you do not do it the sheet music will be embossed and you do not want that for this technique.
4. I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark Watermark ink. Then sprinkled clear embossing power and heat it.
That's how I made the paper. After that I followed Tim's instructions.
Just a note: you can find the greenery he used for the wreath in my shop.

Tinsel & Trim Pack

Thursday, December 1, 2011


December 1st means two things to me: my little sisters birthday and Tim Holtz 12 Days of Tags starts! Happy Birthday sister. I adore Tim Holtz! You must check out his blog and his awesome tags! Why not play along and make your own?
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Friday, November 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop

Posted by PicasaToday is the November PTI blog hop! I took a break from Holiday decorating to make this card.
Stamps: 2011 Holiday Tags
Dies: Picket Fence, Mat Stack 2
Paper:Pattern Paper-Martha Stewart, Card Stock- PTI- Vintage Cream & Poppy

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Make It Monday #41: Essential Glue Pad Tips

Wow my make it Monday is actually on Monday for once! This Papertrey Ink challenge was to use glitter, flock, or Perfect Pearls with an Essential Glue Pad. I made several attempts before I was happy with the results. Glue pads seem to be a little finicky. I think this tag looks so pretty on this Kraft wrapped package. I also added the handmade frosted pine cones and glittered fern clothes pins. I really love how the tag turned out and I think I will be using this technique more. Thanks for stopping by!

Shimmery Holiday Tag Recipe (all items PTI unless specified)
Stamps: Tag-Its #3, Love Lives here: Holiday

Love Lives Here: Holiday Die Collection, Damask Snowflakes Die Collection
Other: Martha Stewart Clear Glitter, Pearl Ex Powder, Pearls
Paper: Cream Coaster Board, Avocado Card stock

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Card Challange

I made this card for the Embellish Magazine. It was really a hard one for me because I hate the colors! But its good to craft outside your comfort zone. By the way I'm in love with Pinterest! Are you? You can find me HERE. I bought a waffle iron, new crockpot, and I'm desperately wanting a baby and puppy all because of Pinterest! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Shop Update

I finally listed some Holiday items in my shop!

Vintage Style Mica Snow

Here is a card I made with some of the supplies.
The card stock and sentiment stamp are from Papertrey Ink and the patterned paper is from The Paper Studio -Holly Jolly. The pink paper is PTIs new Autumn Rose. It matched perfectly!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Its really starting to feel like Autumn around here! My husbands sweet grandmother passed away this week so I am behind on listing all my holiday goodies in my shop.But they will be here soon! I thought I would share a tutorial I did a few years ago. It makes a perfect center pieces for Thanksgiving. You can find it HERE.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Make It Monday #39: Multi-stamp Background Building

This is my card for the Make it Monday Challenge. I used Tag Its # 8 for the background paper. Such a great little stamp set for only $5.00! All the paper is Papertrey Ink too.

What!? Its November!?

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! Ours was superb! I must say however I am ecstatic it is over! Halloween is the busiest time in my shop. I start on it in the early summer. So as you can image I am SO over it. I'm late with my Christmas holiday items as usual but I will start listing them very soon! This year besides my Banners, cards, and tags I have lots of handmade supplies perfect for card making, scrapbooking, and gift embellishing. I am only offering a limited quantity this year. I really want to have time to enjoy the season and my family. I will leave you with a few peeks

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Tutorial

Hi! I'm still alive! Just swamped with orders from my SHOP. Yay! I thought I would share a Halloween tutorial I did last year. You can find it HERE. I hope everyone is having a lovely beginning of fall. Its finally starting to cool down around here! I have added Halloween Craft Kits from last years Joli Paquet. They are on sale.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Belinda The Little Witch

I have something to share that I worked really hard on. I created some new Vintage Halloween items for my shop. It all started with a little story in my head and my sketch pad. Using sketches is new to me and I must say I'm really loving the idea. This is the story of Belinda the Little Witch!
It was Belinda’s first year at Witchcraft Academy. Her very favorite classes were “Animal Husbandry” and “You and Your Familiar“. She found her true passion was spending time in the Bat Belfry. Belinda loved sitting in the Belfry tower at dusk as the bats left for the night!
I can imagine a little girl having a Birthday party or Halloween party and using all of these handmade supplies. I also can see it all set up in a barn for a Autumn or Harvest party. Can't you see all the candles, pumpkins, and silhouettes?! So fun! I hope its a success I worked really hard on it.
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