The 12 Kits of Christmas {March}

Saturday, March 31, 2012

This month it was Suzanne's turn to create a kit for the 12 of us to use. 
(Photo of kit contents below)
The first two months I created one card from the kit.  The other ladies really showed me up by creating multiple projects.  It was time for me to step up my game.  So, today I have 4 projects to share with you all made from Suzanne's kit.  I added a few products here and there. 

Aren't these little bells awesome!  I think they were my favorite part of the kit.  On this card I added the brown card base and the little scallop border made from PTI's heart border die.

Another beautiful piece of this kit was this stripped ribbon.  I knew I wanted it to be the star of my project so I tried to pick accents that were minimal, but added something special to the design.  I LOVE this card!

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Then I decided that not only am I scrambling to get cards made around the holidays, but also gift tags.  I decided to use a few accents from the kit to create cute, one-of-a-kind tags!

Check out what the other girls have made. 
I can't wait to see myself!

Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, White, Ripe Avocado
Stamps: PTI Birds of a Feather, Little Bitty Bird, Holiday Lights, Bird Watching
Ink: Memento Black, PTI Dark Chocolate
Dies: Little Bitty Bird, Holly, Tag Its, Wonderful Words Holiday
Other: Copics, Twine, String, Buttons, Glitter, Ribbon, Bells

Friday Inspiration File #61

Friday, March 30, 2012

A few new projects added to The File...#61
I'm headed to the gym.
Have a great weekend

ColourQ #130

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring is here! 
I am so excited for the warm weather, long days, and everything else that comes with spring!  These new ColourQ colors definitely say spring.

I hope you'll join us this week at the ColourQ!!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic White
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: PTI Memento Black
Other: Michael's Satin Ribbon

PTI March Blog Hop {One Of A Kind}

Sunday, March 25, 2012

This is the inspiration photo for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  There were so many things in this photo that inspired my project.  The main colors obviously, the little treat bags with their pinked edges, the little Swedish fish candies, the polka dots, and finally the small hint of green from the one ball candy and the inside of the lollipops.

Aren't these little fish cute? 
I think I stamped and cut out about 12 of them:)

It's rainy here today and I'm feeling under the weather.  Perfect day to plant myself on the couch, rest, and check out all of the wonderful Blog Hop projects. (Even though I should be doing laundry)

Cardstock/Paper: PTI White, Lemon tart, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist Polka Dot Paper
Stamps: PTI Simply You, Friends 'Til The End, Tiny Treats Valentine
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Memento Black
Dies: PTI Seed Packet Die, Tiny Tags
Other: Pinking Shears, Copics, Satin Ribbon, MM Safety Pin

Firday Inspiration File #60

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I'm a little late for this post, but I pinned the projects last night. 
I'm always looking for more inspiration. 
What's your favorite blog or source of inspiration?

Make It Monday #58 {Graduated Backgrounds}

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Watch the video for this fun technique!
I embossed the butterflies before adding my color.  I die cut the window in the card base and then attached the painted piece to the inside of the front cover.  I cut the front of the card 1inch shorter than the back to allow the painted piece to show when the card is closed.

Thanks for coming by today.
Hope you're having a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: Memento Black and Dandelion, Versamark, PTI Pure Poppy and Summer Sunrise
Dies: PTI Sending You, Beautiful Butterflies
Other: White Embossing Powder, Summer Sunrise Ribbon

Happy Birthday {Kim}

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today we are celebrating a special birthday. 
I hope you have a wonderful day and this very special blog hop makes you smile!

This card was so much fun to create.  I embossed the image on watercolor paper.  Using a paint brush and water, I colored in the image with PTI ink.  I used: Enchanted Evening, Berry Sorbet, Pinefeather, Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise, and Simply Chartreuse. When I was finished paitning I die cut the focal point, inked and then gold embossed the edges. 

Stop by and visit all of the others who are wishing Kim a Happy Birthday!
There's a new ColourQ challenge today.  Don't forget to check that out!

Cardstock: PTI Fine Linen, Dearest Jane Paper, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Martha Stewart Bird, PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: PTI Tea Dye Duo, Ocean Tides, Versamark Ink
Dies: PTI Mat Stack
Other: PTI Ocean Tides Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder

ColourQ #129

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy First Day of Spring!

Beautiful new spring colors from the ColourQ
Join us by making a card, scrapbook layout, or other paper crafting project using these colors.  Then stop by the ColourQ Blog and link up your project so we can stop by and check it out!

I stamped the peonies on top of the striped paper to create a unique pattern with the CQC colors.  I used the heart border to create the tiny scallop trim. 

Have a great day. 
I can't wait to see what you make!

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores, Lavender Moon, Aqua Mist Striped Paper
Stamps: PTI Pretty Peonies
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord
Dies: PTI Heart Border Die
Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Plum Pudding Ribbon

Friday Inspiration File #59

Friday, March 16, 2012

Just a quick little post to let you know that I posted new projects to the Inspiration File!
If you're looking for a little spark to get you going or you just want to see some pretty things...check it out! 

Happy Birthday {Lovely Leaves}

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's been awhile since I've done a one-layer card. I think it's perfect for my {male} recipient.  No fuss, but makes a staement.  You can see here that I have finally figured out how to the get the placement right so that the branch and leaves fit together the way they were intended!  See how that one leaf fits right in between the little "fork" of the branch {as opposed to this}?
Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream
Stamps: PTI Lovely Leaves, Pretty Peonies
Ink: PTI Fine Linen, Chocolate Brown, Canyon Clay
Other: Corner Rounder Punch

Hello My Dear Friend {ColourQ # 128}

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The ColourQ has new colors for you this week. 
Perfect for St. Patty's Day!

I hope you'll join us. 
I love seeing what you create!

Cardstock: PTI New Leaf, Soft Stone
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Butterflies, Pretty Peonies, BB Houndstooth
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner, Beautiful Butterflies, Mat Stack 3
Other: Corner Rounder Punch
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