Saturday, November 30, 2013

MIM #142

I made some cookies for a couple of my neighbors yesterday and used these kraft bags that Melissa Phillips demonstrates how to decorate them for us HERE on Make It Monday's Challenge this week.

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PTI Stamps used:
Fall Elegance; Spiral Bouquet

Friday, November 29, 2013


 Make It Monday #142 ~ Decorated Kraft Bags
The paper bag that Melissa decorated is so cute...check out her video HERE

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. 
I had Thanksgiving dinner with my Brother-In-Law and Sister-In-Law yesterday (which was fantastic!) and made some cookies to bring over for one of our desserts. When I saw MIM this week, I knew I could use this decorated brown paper bag for my 'cookie container'. 

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PTI stamps used:  
Fancy Flourishes; Fall Elegance

Are you all out shopping for bargains today?  I'm not!  I am taking advantage of the day to do some crafting, seeing as, I don't have all my Christmas cards made yet :-o

Monday, November 25, 2013

PTI - Blog Hop - November 2013


This is the last house I am building tonight, but I will continue to make a couple more to add to my little town scene :-)
I can envision more snowdrifts on the ground, a few cars in the street, lots more trees, another snowman or two...  
This was a fun project! Thank you, Papertrey Ink.
I will be around to check out some of the fabulous houses HERE
that so many creative friends have posted tonight. 

Thanks for stopping by, come again, anytime!

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November 2013 Blog Hop

Check all the fab posts HERE

This is my favorite house in the neighborhood so far :-)   The large poinsettia plant in front is taking the place of decorated trees and the lights are strung all around the roof line, unfortunately you can't see that in this photo ~ I also added a couple of windows to the sides of this house.  The roof is embossed and the edges are scalloped to look like Spanish realistic, donchya think  ;-)

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It's finally snowing in my little town :-)

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Have you had time to check out the amazing houses on Nicole's blog?  I hope to have some time to visit with everyone a bit tonight.

PTI Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink November 2013 Blog Hop

Another house decorated (a little) for Christmas ~ Hope to get better at this house building so my little village will be fun to travel through ;-)

November Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink ~ November 2013 Blog Hop

This is my first time attempt at making these sweet little houses, but think I will make a whole neighborhood after checking out the great ideas HERE today!  Nicole has provided the template (THANK YOU!) so all you have to do is be creative and build your little village :-)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

MIM #141

Getting in late on this week's Make It Monday ~ Adding Glitter with Heat and Stick Embossing Powder.  See Heather's video HERE

I die cut the Butterflies, then inked them and added the Glitter to sticky embossing powderYou really want to be careful doing this, I dropped the hot butterfly more than once and picking it up with your fingers is NOT recommended...ouch!

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PTI products ~
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
Stamps/Dies:  Beautiful Butterflies

The colors look more muted in real life, also the glitter is not showing up as much.  I will try to re-take a photo in the daylight.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

MIM #140- Ink Pad Designs

MIM #140 - Ink Pad Designs

This is another card for Make It Monday's Challenge this week.  See Ashley's video HERE
Of course, Miss Ashley makes this technique look so easy, which it is, but her cards are also beautiful ...I'm still working on that part :o)

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I swiped two colors of the ink pads at an angle instead of straight across for this card.  I used stamps from PTI's Fall Elegance onto a Stamper's Select White card panel which is popped onto a Sissix Leaf embossed panel of Aqua cardstock then adhered the two panels on Kraft card base. Tied a sheer ribbon into a bow along the side.

MIM #140

This week's Make It Monday challenge is ink pad Designs
I used the same ink colors in a different order that Ashley used on her card ~ didn't want to look like I was copying her ;-) 
You can watch her video to see her amazing cards HERE.

I swiped the ink pads across the Stamper's Select White card panel, then stamped the leaves and sentiment from PTI's Fall Elegance stamp set, tied Aqua/Cream Baker's twine and 2 buttons around the Wood Grain embossed panel, then popped all the layers onto Kraft cardbase

Friday, November 8, 2013

MIM #139

Make It Monday ~ Stamped Square Frames Challenge

Check out all the creative entries for this week's MIM Challenge HERE

Made a (sorta) square frame from my Spiral Bouquet flower stamps from Papertrey Ink for this Sympathy card.  Wish I had the pretty stamps Dawn McVey used in her video.  I am adding those to my ever growing "Wish List".... Christmas is coming, you know ;-)

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PTI Products used ~
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
Stamps:  Spiral Bouquet; Beautiful Butterflies

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Make It Monday ~ Stamped Square Frames Challenge

I like this technique of making frames out of stamps that are not frames.  If you want to know how to do this, check out Dawn McVey's video HERE

Once I decided the simple layout I wanted for a Wedding card that I will need in a couple of weeks, this card came together fairly quickly (for me~that would be 1 + hours ;-)

The frame is created with a pretty little stamp from Fall Elegance by PTI which I stamped twice on each of the four sides in White ink onto a Kraft panel.  The sentiment is stamped in Black. The base card is square, so the square frame looks a lot better than my last attempt.

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PTI products used ~
Cardstock:  Base Card and Doves are Stamper's Select White 
Stamps:  Fall Elegance; Beautiful Butterflies

Die:  Bird from QuicKutz
Embossing: Base card is embossed with Sissix folder
Embellishments:  "Icicles" glitter from Stickles; black gems from Studio 18; gold rings from my stash 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

MIM #139

Make It Monday #139 ~ Stamped Square Frames

You can see Dawn McVey's video HERE Her card is absolutely gorgeous and the stamps she used fit together so well ~ no surprise there, right? 

I made my frame with the hexagon border from Rosie Posie...It wasn't very balanced, but I kinda like the way the card turned out anyway.  I want to try this technique again with so other really is a great way to stretch the use of our stamp sets, isn't it?

PTI Products used ~
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
Stamps:  Rosie Posie


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thank You, Cath!

Well by now everyone in this Paper Crafting Moxie Fab World of ours has heard the news ~ Cath Edvalson has written her last post on Friday, November 1st.  Just in case you've been living under a garden rock, you can read it HERE. 

These are some of the words your will read in the 300+ comments of that post: 
Shocked, devastated, unbelievable, sad, in denial, surprised, unexpected, whaaaat?, say it ain't so, NO! 

There are also many comments thanking Cath for all she has meant to us:
the inspiration ~ the humor ~ the poems ~ the amazing photographs ~ the time and energy ~ the eloquent writings ~ the creativity ~ the thought provoking posts ~ the challenges ~ the prizes ~ the lessons learned (both crafty and life) ~ her caring thoughtfulness ~ her appreciation for all the beauty in life ~
and of course ... how very much we will all miss her

There is another post on MFW that went up Saturday where we can add "A Card for Cath"  to tell her how we feel and to wish our friend well in her "new" life adventures.

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