ColourQ #122

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This week's ColourQ colors are perfect for the upcoming holiday of Valentine's Day! I love PTI's new Block Alphabet and Numbers Dies.  This card will be going to my sweetie for sure! 

I look forward to seeing all of your projects!

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage White, Sweet Blush
Stamps: Wplus9 Heartfelt Mix, Love You More
Ink: Memento Black, Angel Pink, PTI Pure Poppy, Kraft
Dies: PTI Block Alphabet Upper Case, Hearts, Block Numbers
Other: PTI Kraft Ribbon

12 Kits of Christmas {January}

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Renee had a great idea to get a head start on Christmas cards.  We all (well, most of us it seems) wait until the last month or so before Christmas to get started on our cards.  With everything else going on at that time of year we often feel rushed and may or may not get all our cards completed.  I usually have to buy a box of cards to help fulfill my list.  Not this year! By the time December gets here I will have at least 12 cards completed (probably more).  Each month a different one of us will host the 12 Kits of Christmas, providing a kit for each of the other 11 ladies whom Renee has asked to participate.  This month Renee started us off right with a beautiful kit full of die cuts and ribbons that I don't already have.  It was so much fun to create with PTI's In The Meadow and the cool window die!

Another goal I had this year was to make my Christmas cards more mailable.  Well, I blew it on this card:)  That window just really made want to create depth and dimension behind it as if you are looking out your living room window. 
Maybe next month!

Here is a photo of the kit contents.  The only thing I added that was not included in the kit was some glitter, the Peace die cut, and a little stamping on the window.  Renee really filled her kit with so many wonderful pieces to choose from.  I'm sure you will see more pieces pop up on future cards!
Now check out what all of the other ladies have made with their kits and if you leave a comment on each blog you will be entered to win a really great prize from Renee!!

I just received the February kit from Cathy! 
February's cards should be cute;)

Cardstock: PTI White, Black, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Plaid Patterned Paper?
Stamps: Love Lives Here Holiday
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Memento Pear Tart
Dies: PTI Wonderful Words Holiday, In The Meadow, Memory Box Star of Wonder, Grand Madison Window, Cheery Lynn Christmas Tree
Other: Glitter, Simplicity Velvet Ribbon, Pinking Shears, Red Pearls?

Giveaway Winner Announced

Monday, January 30, 2012

I used to choose a winner and the winner was Jennifer K!
Keep an eye out for your mailman, Jennifer!

          Jennifer K said...

Your "do-over" card is so pretty. I just love the white-on-white with the small pops of color. In fact, I may have to CASE this card... :)
Come back tomorrow for 2 fun posts!

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I remember a long time ago Dawn McVey made a butterfly with Fancy Flourishes.  While I was playing around with the dies today, I thought how beautiful the butterfly would look made 3D with the dies.  I love it.  Good luck getting it into an envelope though:)

Have a great Saturday night!  Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the Thank You set from PTI!!

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Rustic White, Berry Sorbet, Chocolate Brown, Dearest Jane Paper
Stamps: PTI Fancy Flourishes, Happy Trails
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet, Chocolate Brown
Dies: PTI Fancy Flourishes, Heart Border
Other: PTI Berry Sorbet Buttons, Twine

Friday Inspiration File #52

Friday, January 27, 2012

A whole year has passed since I started highlighting my favorite projects of the week.  I have to admit, though, that after pinning I don't often go back into the file for inspiration when I'm making a card.  I'm sure in one way or another your beautiful designs are influencing me.  This year I want to revisit each week's pins, choose one, and use it as a starting point for a project.  So, next week I'll have a card inspired by something from way back in week 1! 
I still plan to pin new projects, too!
I hope I can stick to it!
Enjoy this week's projects, #52!

Damask Love Do-Over Blog Hop and a Giveaway

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Amber is hosting a little Do-Over Blog Hop.  Aren't there projects that you have made that you thought, "Well, that didn't turn out the way I had hoped"?  Or maybe at the time you thought it looked pretty good, but now it makes you cringe just a little.  That's how I feel about the card I made for a challenge awhile ago (at bottom of post).   

I used the same color and the same sentiment.  It's still one layer (sort of) and minimal, but I love it so much more than the original.


In keeping with the theme of my card, I'd like to say "Thanks" by giving away this Papertrey Ink exclusive stamp set.  A forum friend was kind enough to give one to me when I hadn't received one.  Well, in my last order I did receive one and would like to pass the new one along to someone else who missed out!  Leave me a comment on this post by midnight Sunday the 29th and I will choose a comment at random. 

Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: PTI Rosie Posie, Friends 'Til The End
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz and Spring Moss
Dies: PTI Block Alphabet

Happy 12th Birthday!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The student that I interpret for will be celebrating her 12th birthday soon.  I love this card that Dawn made and wanted to do something similar for this quick/simple birthday card, but keep it less sophisticated and more youthful.  I used what was left of the patterned paper I had created for this card to create the banner strips.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist, White, Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: PTI Round and Round, Sending You, Enjoy The Ride, Turning a New Leaf
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Memento Black
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner, Mat Stack, By The Numbers

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I made this (Raspberry Fizz) card last year for a PTI Stamp-a-Faire challenge.  I love it so much that I still have it.  I haven't been able to part with it!  Maybe now that I have one in blue I can let the pink one go:)  What I like about it most is that I was able to use a bright color, and a lot of it, in a way that was still very pleasing to me.  I usually have a hard time with bright colors.  I tend to only like it in small doses, but this card has bright all over it!  I decided to make the one in blue using another color that I love, Hawaiian Shores, but can only use in small doses, usually!  I love this one as much as the original.  I can't wait to see what you have done!

Thanks for hopping by!

Cardstock: PTI White, Black, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: PTI Love Lives Here, Tin Types
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Memento Black
Dies: PTI Love Lives Here
Other: Michael's White Satin Ribbon

Make It Monday #50 Shaker Card

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My new PTI package came yesterday! 
I have to say I love the Chocolate Brown ink!  It has such great coverage.  I was surprised. 
This week's Make It Monday is to create a shaker card.  Remember those?  It was so much fun to revisit this fun accent.  I used the Mat Stack 5 die and the Limitless Layers Oval die to create my window. 

Have a great day. 
See you tomorrow for the hop!

Cardstock: PTI Brown, Kraft, Dearest Jane Paper
Stamps: PTI Mat Stack 5, Tiny Tags
Ink: PTI Vintage Cream, Chocolate Brown
Dies: PTI Heart Border, Hearts, Love Lives Here, Mat Stack 5, LL Ovals, Tiny Tags
Other: PTI Kraft Ribbon, Twine

CQC #121

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Good Morning! 
Time for another ColourQ Challenge!  I was so happy when I saw this palette.  Why?  Kraft!  I seem to go through phases with my kraft cardstock.  While I always love it, I sometimes don't use it at all.  Then, for awhile, I will use it on every card.  It's been awhile since I've used it and was glad for the push from this challenge.   

I hope you'll join us this week! 

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Rustic White, Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI Butterfly Dreams, Modern Basics
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, Memento Cantaloupe, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI Butterfly, Double Ended Banner
Other: Spring Moss Ribbon, Making Memories Pin, Twine, Harvest Gold Button, Script Embossing Folder

CR84FN #46 and MIM #49 {Round 2}

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Have A Great Day!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, True Black, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst
Stamps: PTI Happy Trails, Peaceful Garden, Take Note
Ink: Memento Black, Rosebud, Dandelion
Dies: PTI Quatrefoil
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