Monday, December 26, 2011

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

A quick post between visitors and a Boxing Day party.  I realized we had placed most of our wrappings yesterday directly in a bag to be recycled, but I really wanted to play the challenge so I made a trip to the shed and brought the whole bag right in and found a few little goodies! Among them was a paper sleeve that had been wrapped around pyjamas for my sister with a row of snowflakes on it.  Perfect.  I simply die cut the snowflake with a circle nestie, cut a few more layers, placed the layered snowflake on a piece of ribbon that had been wrapped around a gift to my daughter, stamped a sentiment, and voila!  Card made.  Now off to party!


Paper:  PTI C/S White, Unknown Silver
Stamps:  PTI Mat Stack 1
Ink:  Colorbox Silver
Other:  Memory Box Woven Circle Die, ribbon and snowflake from Christmas wrappings

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

Just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful holiday.  My Mom and my sister's family will be arriving on Christmas Eve @ various times from about 4 pm till midnight and stay overnight .  We are all very grateful to be spending tomorrow morning together while having our traditional Christmas brunch.

Take very good care,

Paper: PTI C/S White, Black
Stamps: Penny Black Snow Dust, Michael's Sentiment
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Stickles

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sympathy Card

I know it's Christmas season and all but I found myself having to make a couple of sympathy cards and thought I'd post one.  As usual, the card is very simple;  it has a softness to it.  I have become a fairly dedicated Papertrey Ink cardstock fan, but I do miss the Stampin Up Soft Sky paper.  I really thought it was one of their best colors. 
Until next time,

Paper: PTI Stone, White, SU Soft Sky
Stamps:  PTI Iconic Images, Tag It's 5
Ink: Ranger Distress Weathered Wood, SU Soft Sky, Old Olive
Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangles

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cupcake Birthday

I can't believe it is just one week till Christmas!  Today is my son's girlfriend's birthday, and I wanted to make her a happy girlie kind of card and decided to use the Clean and Simple sketch #171.  It immediately appealed to me and the sample cards made by Natasha are absolutely lovely.  Here is the sketch:

I used her exact dimensions.  And here is my card:

Have a wonderful day,

Paper: PTI C/S: Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, Kraft  Basic Grey Hello Luscious
Stamps:  Lockhart Rose Cupcake, PTI Peaceful Wishes, Hero Arts Grid Pattern
Ink:  Versamark, Colorbox Frost White, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Dollar Store Ribbon, Spellbinders Circles Nestabilities, Sharpie White Gel Pen, Copics, Stampendous White Embossing Powder

Friday, December 16, 2011


Hi there,

Still lovin' the Penny Black Christmas stamps! I am finally finished making cards, but still have a few to blog about! These PB stamps are so elegant, I find they really take well to clean and simple treatment.


Paper: PTI C/S Vintage Cream, Unknown Gold
Stamps: Penny Black Starlit, PTI Signature Christmas
Ink: Ink It Up Gold, Versamark
Other: Stampendous Gold EP, Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangles, Michael's Ribbon

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tis the Season

Just thought I'd share a Christmas card that I made and kinda liked.  I thought I'd make this my main card to mail out as it is not very labor intensive and wouldn't you know it-- I actually lost the bow die!  Seriously, I have looked everywhere and can't find that die that I just love.  So... I think that makes me like the card even more.  The mind works in mysterious ways, doesn't it?

Here's to all those missing tools and cardmaking gadgets that for me at least disapppear in groups.
Oh well, I enjoyed the die while I had it!

Paper: PTI C/S: White, Unknown Silver
Stamps:  Memory Box  Classic Ornament Outline, PTI Signature Christmas
Ink:  ColorBox Silver, Versa Mark
Other:  Memory Box Crisp Bows Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangles, Stampendous Silver EP

Friday, December 02, 2011

Clean and Simple #168

Made this card last night but I couldn't get a good indoor photo of it so had to wait for the morning sun.  And glorious it is!  It is a cool crisp morning here in Nova Scotia and somehow it makes me feel very energetic!  Here's my card:
Thanks for looking,

Paper:  PTI C/S Kraft,Vintage Cream, Kaisercraft Decenber 25th, Unknown Gold
Stamps:  PTI Signature Christmas
Ink:  Ink It Up Gold
Other:  Memory Box Woven Circle Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle Die