12 Kits Of Christmas {April}

Monday, April 30, 2012

Each month a member of the 12 Kits group sends supplies to all of the other members to create Christmas cards.  The goal is to get a majority of our Christmas cards done before the mad dash in Nov/Dec.  This month it was Marybeth's turn.  As you can see (above) she sent out a great kit.  So far I have made two cards, but I have a plan in mind for a few of the die cuts that I haven't used yet! 

Marybeth stamped this lamp on a piece of white cardstock.  I decided to cut mine out and use Copics to create a warm glow inside the lamp.  I love the way it turned out.  It reminds me of walking through a small town that decorates their main street for the holidays.

This card was fun to make. 
I got the chance to work with some die cuts that I don't own, but have wanted to try. 

Thanks for stopping by today.
Check out what all of the other girls have created with their kits!

Cardstock: PTI True Black, Vintage Cream, White, Ripe Avocado
Stamps:PTI Wishing You, Peaceful Poinsettia, Inkadinkadoo Lamppost
Ink: Memento Black
Dies: PTI In The Meadow, Holly Jolly, Spellbinders Banner
Other: Pure Poppy Buttons, Copics, Ribbon

You {are my happy}

Sunday, April 29, 2012

After dinner last night we got home about 8:00.  Ryan pretty much conked out at 8:30, which never happens!  The house was nice and quiet and I wasn't tired so I decided to spend a little time in my craft room.  I found this little notebook die cut in a little drawer on my desk and decided to use it as my starting point.  I don't think I would have put these two colors together intentionally, but while playing around with the supplies on my desk I liked the way they looked.

I'm looking out the window now and the sky is so blue!!
It's going to be a beautiful day. 
We'd better get out there:)
Hope you have a great day too! 

Cardstock: PTI White, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon
Stamps: PTI Trendy Tree Tops, Simply You
Ink: PTI Lavender Moon, Dark Chocolate
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers, Wonderful Words, Trendy Tree Tops, Double Ended Banner, Notebook Paper, Canvas/Linen Impression Plate
Other: Aqua Mist Felt

Happy Birthday

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Saturday to you! 
I love not waking up to an alarm clock on the weekends. 

Have a great day. 
We are taking my father-in-law out for his birthday tonight to a great Italian restaurant.  Looking forward to it!  Now I need to get the cleaning and laundry going.  Hopefully I'll sneak an hour away to get into my craft room today too!

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream, Kraft, Bitty Box Basics Paper
Stamps: Wplus9 Heartfelt, PTI Daydreamer, Trendy Tree Tops, Woodgrain
Ink: PTI Kraft, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: Wplus9 Cloud Dies, PTI Trendy Tree Tops, Tag Its
Other: Buttons, Twine

Sweet Baby and FIF#65

Friday, April 27, 2012

I love baby cards in a neutral color scheme. So sweet and peaceful.  There seems to be a mini baby boom happening around me at the moment.  Three of my cousins are pregnant, three of my friends are pregnant, and a co-worker is also expecting!  I figured they will all need some 'Thank You' cards to send out. I'll be working on a set for each of them. 

Expect to see some more baby projects:)
Hope you have a great day!

Don't forget to check out this week's beautiful projects!! #65 

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream
Stamps: Wplus9 Pocketful, PTI Trendy Tree Tops, Sweet Baby, Tiny Tags
Ink: PTI Kraft, Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate
Dies: Wplus9 Pocketful Die, PTI Sweet Baby
Other: Twine, Corner Rounder

Hello {you}

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I am in love with the look of these leaves from Trendy Tree Tops

That's all for me today:)
Just playing around with some new stamps and ink.
Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Dear Jane Paper
Stamps: PTI Trendy Tree Tops
Ink: PTI Kraft, Fine Linen, Ripe Avocado, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI Mat Stack 3, Trendy Tree Tops (bird)
Other: Hole Punch, Ripe Avocado Ribbon

ColourQ 134

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hi, It's a new week. How's it going so far?
I'm happy that it's Tuesday because we have a brand new ColourQ challenge for you.  I LOVE these colors together.  I apologize for the color on the photos this week.  I had a hard time getting the white to show up true white.  I would have photographed it again , but this card has already made into the hands of a special 6 year old birthday boy:)

I hope you'll play along with this fun color combo!  I did something a little different with the chevron design.  I cut it up and pieced it back together in a way that creates fun movement!

Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist, White, Orange Zest
Stamps: PTI Chevron Stripes, Star Prints
Ink: PTI Autumn Rose, Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Memento Black
Dies: Cuttlebug Stars

Friday Inspiration File #64

Friday, April 20, 2012

Another great week!  The new projects are pinned to the File..#64.  Here's a link to a stunning set of cards that wouldn't allow me to pin them.  They're just too good to miss!
Have a great weekend!

Sending You Sunshine {MIM #62}

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This week's Make It Monday is focuses on adding layers to CAS cards to create different looks.  I've used the same basic supplies on both cards, but created one CAS and one layered card.

Have a Great Day!

Cardstock: PTI Harvest Gold, Rustic Cream
Stamps: Wplus9 Pocketful, PTI Simple Sunflower
Ink: PTI Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Dark Chocolate, Chai
Dies: Wplus9 Pocket Die, PTI Sunflowers and Linen/Canvas Impression Plate
Other: Corner Rounder Punch, New Leaf Ribbon

ColourQ 133

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Here is the newest color palette from the ColourQ Challenge blog.  The perfect masculine color scheme!  I made this card for my brother who is turning 40 next month....... my older brother;)

I hope you'll join us this week and make a project using this week's ColourQ colors!

Cardstock: PTI Smokey Shadow, White
Stamps: Wplus9 Fair Isle, PTI Men of Life
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
Other: PTI Black Satin Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch

Friday Inspiration File #63

Friday, April 13, 2012

This week's File is loaded up with new projects. 
Check 'em out....#63!  Have a great weekend!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, Scarlet Jewel
Stamps: PTI Congrats All Ways, Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: PTI Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose
Other: PTI Canvas/Linen Impression Plate

Enjoy Your Special Day

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I know the generational stamping technique is not a new one, but I had never really explored it in my card making.  I loved the way the trio of ink colors looked using this technique on this card.  I had used 3 neutral browns/tans.  I wanted to try the same technique, but this time with more vibrant colors.  I used Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, and Summer Sunrise. 

Thanks for stopping by today.
See you later!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, Orange Zest
Stamps: PTI Turning A New Leaf, Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: PTI Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI Mat Stack 3, Beautiful Butterflies
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