Friday, November 25, 2016

PTI November Blog Hop

11/25/16 * Thanksgiving is done and now it's
onward to Christmas 2016! Nichole has selected
a Christmas tree with non-traditional colors as
our Blog Hop challenge. Aqua, fuchsia, lime green, gold...gorgeous together on the white tree. I have begun stitching felt ornaments for my family again 
this year using Erin's Stitched Ornament: Classic
Die. Decided to make up one using felt colors in the
photo and accenting stitching with gold DMC floss,
adding a gold ribbon and gold bell to finish off the

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

PTI Create Along with Us, November 2016 Release

I selected one of Betsy's designs with which to
draw my inspiration. She always inspires me and
I love this card because of its simplicity (yet so
stunning). Of course I did not purchase either of
these two stamp sets and had to "wing" it on my
own. My version of "happy birthday" was done with
my graphics program on my Mac and I decided to
use PTI Holiday Greens set for the focal point. I
have a couple of December birthdays coming up so
this card will come in handy! :)

PTI Holiday Greens stamps/dies, Christmas Critters
Sentiments, Holiday Hugs dies, Tag Sale Quilted Die.
PTI Inks: Pure Poppy, Olive Twist
Misc: white embossing powder

Friday, November 11, 2016

PTI MIM: Assembly Line Card-Making

11/7/16 * Laurie gives us some helpful hints to create
multiple cards for the Christmas season. In our home,
we send out photo greeting cards so I made some 
Christmas gift tags instead. I have always wanted to
make gift tags with the PTI Winter Snow Globe set.
So I was very happy when Laurie's challenge was to 
make multiples of cards (or tags ??). Now I have 
some usable tags...along with the gift wrap I made in
the last MIM...all set to wrap EXCEPT for the shopping.
Ugh! The Christmas season is upon much to
do. :(
DETAILS: PTI Winter Snow Globe stamps/dies, PTI
Tag Sale #4 die, JudiKins white embossing powder,
Copic Sketch markers, Wink of Stella (clear, red),
Kuretake Clean Color, PTI Cocoa Bean & Kraft dye
inks, PTI Kraft paper.                           

Friday, November 4, 2016

Reverse Confetti Sketch, November 2016

Trying something new this month for Reverse Confetti!
     Vintage Ornaments stamp/die set
     very merry paper pad
     Christmas washi tape
     PTI dye ink: Aqua Mist

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PTI MIM: That's A Wrap (10/31/16)

Designing wrapping paper with stamps is Lexi
Daly's fun challenge for us this week for MIM!
I wanted to use kraft paper but ran into a
problem when I couldn't see the template lines
thru the paper. So I decided to use some washi
tape to give me some lines to follow. With some
nice hand-stamped paper and a tag to match, I
just need to find the perfect gift to use it on. :)


PTI Stamps/dies - What the Doodle: Snowflakes

PTI Dye Inks - Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, New Leaf

Gave "That's A Wrap" another try...this time using
white paper. I discovered that using a larger stamp
design (Spruce and Sprigs) does not show much covering a small box. This is unfortunate because I 
like the way the paper turned out. An 8.5 X 11 inch paper doesn't wrap a very large box. :(