Sunday, November 30, 2014

Let's Be Merry

It's Sunday night of Thanksgiving weekend. It's time that I retire my beloved fall colors and images for another season and break out the winter colors and themes.  I decided to ink up some PS goodies and make something Christmasy.  I combined Color Throwdown ctd320 with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge to make this merry little snow dude. He makes me smile.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Paper~American Crafts Christmas Glitter Paper, PTI Kraft, SU Cool Caribbean, Bazzill Vellum, Neenah Solar White.
Stamps~Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes and Christmas Sampler.
Accessories~Paper Smooches Snowdudes and Borders 1Dies, Lil' InkerStitched Circle Dies, Copic Markers, Twinery Bakers Twine.
Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark, SU white embossing powder.

Monday, November 24, 2014


I created this Thanksgiving card as a second entry for the AAA Cards THANKSgiving Game after being inspired by THIS card by Becky from Stamping and Scrapping.  I loved Becky's card so much that I went right out and bought the gorgeous EF that she used to create it.  I was so happy that I could find it locally because I NEEDED it right then and there. You know how it is...  
Thanks for coming by and taking a look. 

Stamps~PTI Leaf Prints,
Paper~TE Buttercream, SU Cajun Craze and More Mustard
Accessories~Darice Falling Leaves EF, Craft Cork, PTI Phrase Play #7 and Leaf Prints Dies, Chocolate Brown Seam Binding

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Giving Thanks

AAA Cards Challenge is a new one for me. Their THANKSgiving game is about giving thanks. Paper Players Challenge #222 is "Clean and Simple Thank You".  I wanted to make a card to thank my niece for hosting Thanksgiving this year. When I saw the inspiration photo for the AAA Cards challenge, I immediately thought of PTI's Table Service stamps and dies, and I wanted to do a place setting on burlap.  This is what I came up with for these two challenges.  I really love that silverware tucked in the napkin. I will be making the turkey, the brie tartlets and the place cards this year.  I can smell those heavenly smells already.  Thanks for coming by today.

Stamps~PTI Nuts To You, Table Service
Accessories~PTI Leaf Prints and Table Service Dies, Woodgrain IP, Burlap, Twine, Button, Lil' Inkers stitched Sentiment Flag Die
Paper~PTI Terracotta Tile, Rustic Cream, SU Brushed Silver, Authentique Thankful DP
Ink~Versafine Vintage Sepia, PTI Vintage Touch Tea Die, Scarlet Jewell, Classic Kraft

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Make It Monday #188: Stamping Ombre Backgrounds

This is my take on PTI's Make It Monday Challenge for this week: Stamping Ombre Backgrounds. I don't own the Ombre Builder stamp set, so I chose one that I thought would work with this technique:  Background Basics: Vines. I used many PTI inks in Fall hues, and in ROYGBIV order as applicable.  I decided to die cut a banner from the panel that I made with the technique and go from there.  I love the way it turned out. This was a really fun one, and I can see many possibilities for this technique.

I am thankful that you stopped by today. Happy Saturday. It was a cold one here in the Northeastern US.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Gratitude Attitude

The current challenge over at Catered Crop is all about taking an attitude of gratitude. For this challenge just make a thank you card for any occasion, or, since its the season of thanks, make a Thanksgiving card.  Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday because it is all about gratitude and gifts of the heart. Here is my take:

I don't get here much these days.  I am grateful for your visit. 

Stamps: Phrase Play 7 Mini Stamp Set
Ink:  Versamark
Paper: PTC Canyon Clay, TE Vintage Cream, Gina K black, Authentique Enchanted DP
Other:  PTI Phrase Play 7 Die, gold embossing powder, sequins, Dimensionals