12 Kits of Christmas {February}

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Today is the second month for the 12 Kits of Christmas!  I told you this month was going to be 'cute'!  Cathy sent out a great kit including this adorable polar bear.  You can see the rest of the kit contents at the end of this post.

I added the mat stack 5 die cut and stamp, the little snowflake stamp, a little twine, and the sentiment.  With all of that 'snow', I decided to make a shaker.  I added the adorable, silver snowflake, and I took the red gems off of the sticky backing and tossed them in there too!  Cathy warned us to open that bag of snow at our own risk.  I almost considered not opening it until the shaker idea hit me.  It's pretty packed and doesn't really 'shake' all that much, but I love it!

I embossed the snowflakes with silver Zing!  Have you ever used that stuff?  It is so pretty, way more than just silver embossing powder.  It has metal flakes in it so it really sparkles!

Here's everything that Cathy included in her kit.
Visit the other girls to see what they have come up with. 
Thanks for coming by today!

Cardstock: PTI White, Aqua Mist, Clear Cardstock
Stamps: PTI Love Lives Here Holiday, Holiday Treats
Ink: Versamark, Memento Black
Dies: PTI Mat Stack 5, Limitless Layers Ovals, Polar Bear Die
Other: Zing Embossing Powder, Red Ribbon, Felt, Rhinestones, Snowflake Buttons, Silver Snowflakes, Snow, Twine

ColourQ #126

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Good Morning!
 The ColourQ has a new challenge for you!

I love these colors. 
They remind me of the wallpaper my parents had in our kitchen when I was a kid. Great for 1970's wallpaper, but a challenge for a card.  At least for me it was.  I played around with the colors for quite awhile and couldn't make them work for me. I think the toughest part of using a set color scheme is coming up with just the right amount of each to make it pleasing to you. 

Have a great day. 
Check out what the rest of the design team has come up with!
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Pretty Peonies

Monday, February 27, 2012

A friend of mine, at work, needed an anniversary card for her brother and his wife.  I used the new PTI anniversary set Pretty Peonies.  I stamped, colored (with copics), and then cut out the peonies.  They are super easy to cut out! 
I hope you'll come back tomorrow for a new ColourQ color challenge!

Cardtsock: PTI White, Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI Pretty Peonies, Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: Memento Black, PTI Pinefeather

You Are...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I made this card for my Mother-In-Law.  Just a little card to let her know she is loved!  I lucked out when I married my husband.  He has a such a wonderful family!

I forgot to photograph the sentiment inside before assembling the card, Joyce:)  Oh well, next time I'll remember.  It says, "You are loved more than you will ever know"

Have  a relaxing Sunday!

Cardstock: PTI White, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Sweet Blush Bitty Dot Paper
Stamps: PTI Movers and Shakers Sentiments, Beautiful Butterflies, Simply You, Pretty Peonies
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Memento Black
Dies: PTI Movers and Shakers Zippers, Heart Border
Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Sweet Blush Ribbon, MS Butterfly Punch

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop {Interactive Cards}

Saturday, February 25, 2012

PTI's February Blog Hop is all about interactive cards.  A long time ago I found directions for and made a slider card.  It's so surprisingly simple to make!  Here's the video that first got me started.  I decided to find that video again and give it another try.

There are really so many things you could do with this design!

Thanks for coming by today. 
As always, I can't wait to see what you have made!!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, Dearest Jane Paper
Stamps: PTI Daydreamer, Fancy Flourishes, Congrats All Ways
Ink: PTI Chocolate Brown, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI Mat Stack, Fancy Flourishes
Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Hole Punch, Twine, Spring Moss Ribbon

Firday Inspiration File #56 and an Award

Friday, February 24, 2012

This week I have been honored by two bloggers whose work I admire,  Kelly and Suzanne!
Thanks so much ladies!

Liebster' is German for 'dearest'. The award is a 'share-the-love' arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Here's the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:

Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
Reveal your five blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
Copy and paste the award on your blog (see above)
Hope that those you award forward it to their favorite bloggers.

Here's my list:

These aren't the only blogs I love, as you know!  This is week #56 of The File.  Check out this week's great cards and projects!
See you tomorrow for the PTI Blog Hop!!

ColourQ #125

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A new and very unique color combination this week from the ColourQ! Just in case you don't know, the ColourQ is a fun, weekly color challenge blog.  Each week there is a new color combination for you to try.  Challenge yourself and you might reign as Queen!

I made this card for my nephew's 16th birthday. 
 I can't believe he is 16, already!!

Thanks for coming by today!
I hope you'll join us this week at the ColourQ!!

Cardstock: PTI White, Soft STone
Stamps: PTI Rosie Posie, Think Big Favorites, Fresh Alphabet
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Canyon Clay, Memento New Sprout
Dies: PTI Block Numbers

Glitter Buttons

Monday, February 20, 2012

Time for another Make It Monday.  This week Ashely has a video using glittered buttons.  In her video she uses spray adhesive to apply the glitter.  I don't have spray adhesive so I used a dab of glossy accents and smeared it with my finger.  Sprinkle a little glitter and you're done.  By the time you are ready to adhere the buttons they are dry.

I used one of the window dies included in the 12 Kits of Christmas January Kit that Renee sent me.

I finally decided to pick up a few magnetic knife holders to hold some of my large/ most used dies. LOVE them!  I only bought three, but could use more!  The little blue CD boxes hold the rest of my dies.  I got the knife holders at Bed Bath and Beyond.  They allowed me to use 3/$5 off coupons.  I don't know about you, but I seem to get a new coupon every other day.  I love that they let you use as many as you can even if they are expired!
 I have also started storing my PTI inks flat as opposed to stacking them.  It was too much of a struggle to find the color that I wanted to use.  It works for now!

Cardstock: PTI White, Kraft, Spring Rain, Lemon Tart Bitty Box Basics Paper
Stamps: PTI Up Up and Away, Everyday Button Bits
Ink: PTI Chocolate Brown, Spring Moss, Memento Blue
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner, Memory Box Window
Other: Fiskars Border Punch, Michael's Satin Ribbon, PTI Buttons
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