12 Kits of Christmas {May}

Thursday, May 31, 2012

This month's kit comes from Joyce.  She had such a great idea to make a kit full of not Christmas, but Hanukkah supplies.  We all loved her idea and Suzanne even made a special graphic for this month's twist.

I just loved this printable paper that Joyce included. 
The pattern and colors are just so cool!

I had hoped to make so much more with this kit before today.  Where did the time go??  At least when I see what all of the other ladies have made with their kits I'll still have enough supplies to copy them;)

Cardstock: PTI White, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Digital Paper from Etsy shop
Stamps: PTI Mazel Tov, Impression Obsession Jewish Greetings
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold
Dies: PTI Favor It #3, Double Ended Banner, Fillable Frames #10, Memory Box Whimsy Circle
Other: PTI Buttons, Ribbon

Happy Anniversary, Ryan {Hogs & Kisses}

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I made this card for Ryan. 
Tomorrow is our 9th wedding anniversary:) 
I know it's a! 
I just couldn't resist making these pigs in pink. 

 I think this is my favorite picture from our wedding.  I just love the way he is holding my whole hand and his eyes are closed...So sweet:)

Have a great day!
We have a special little twist on the 12 Kits of Christmas for tomorrow.
I'd love it if you stopped by.

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush
Stamps: PTI Crackle, On The Farm, Postmarks
Ink: PTI Fine Linen, Sweet Blush, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI On The Farm, Love Lives Here, Block Numbers
Other: Sweet Blush Ribbon

On The Boardwalk

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

When I started stamping the barn background stamp onto a piece of sweet blush cardstock, I just wanted to see how the colors looked.  Halfway through, it started to remind me of those reclaimed wood painted picture frames.  I liked it!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, Sweet Blush
Stamps: PTI Flippin' Out, Farm and Barn Background
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Soft Stone, Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI Flippin' Out
Other: Rhinestones, Brown Copic

ColourQ #139

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  If you are in the US, it was a nice, long weekend.  Ryan and I had a small get away.  We drove to DE and PA to visit some historic sites and beautiful gardens.  I'll share some of my favorite photos from the weekend soon.  If felt so good to be outside, walking in the warm sun!!
I hope you will join us this week at the ColourQ!!

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Spring Rain, White, Royal Velvet
Satmps: PTI Lovely Leaves, Peaceful Garden
Ink: PTI Kraft, Enchanted Evening
Dies: PTI Mat Stack, Trendy Tree Tops, Double Ended Banners
Other: Spring Rain Button, Copics


Saturday, May 26, 2012


Cardstock: PTI Fine Linen, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate
Stamps: PTI On The Farm
Ink: PTI Fine Linen, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Chai
Dies: PTI Notebook Paper, On The Farm
Other: Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Twine

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop

Friday, May 25, 2012

I have to work today so I won't be around to see what you have made until tonight.  I'm looking forward to it!
I made 2 cards this time.  The first one has been one of those 'ideas to try' that rolls around in your mind until you finally do it.  That is, to use the block alphabet dies with the postage stamp die. Kind of like the LOVE free download from the anniversary celebration. 
Remember that?

This second card I made out of stamped background strips that didn't end up on the original card.  I stamped the peonies onto the patterns.  It's busy, but I like it anyway:)

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll come by and see you later:)

Need a little more inspiration?  Check out Friday Inpiration File #69!

Cardstock: PTI White, Black, Simply Chartreuse
Stamps card 1: PTI Houndstooth, Half and Half, Simply You, Postmarks
Stamps card 2: PTI Houndstooth, Woodgrain, Newsprint, Sheet Music, Pretty Peonies
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse
Dies: PTI Postage Stamp, Block Alphabet Lowercase
Other: True Black Satin Ribbon

ColourQ 138

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Aren't these shoes cool?  They remind me of a pair of green and white gingham platform shoes my mom used to let me play with when I was a kid!  So much fun! 

To create this card I used almost all of the sentiments in the Simply You stamp set and curved them onto the acrylic block.  It took a little maneuvering, but I finally got them the way I wanted them.

Thanks so much for your sweet comments and suggestions about my neck. 
 It still hurts, but I finally feel like it is getting better.  I did buy a new pillow!
Time will tell if that helps prevent this happening again. 
 I hope you have a great week and can find some time to join us this week at the ColourQ!!

Cardstock: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Kraft, White
Stamps: PTI Simply You
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow
Dies: PTI Heart Border, Heart Prints

Friday Inspiration File #68

Friday, May 18, 2012

What a tough week!  I'm so glad it's over.  I don't know how, but I strained my neck really badly.  It has been hurting since Sunday.  I finally went to the Dr. on Wednesday and she gave me some anti-inflammatory medication, but it hasn't helped much.  It's hard to interpret when it hurts to move your arms, head, and neck.  I'm looking forward to being able to really rest it this weekend and hopefully it will feel better.

Here are some projects I really loved from around the web.....#68.
Have a great weekend! 
The weather here has been beautiful.
I hope it is where you are too!

Make It Monday #66 {Rolled Flowers}

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I assumed that most of you knew I was a sign language interpreter.  I guess I was wrong:)  I have been an interpreter in the school system for about 15 years.  The last 3 years I have been interpreting for a girl who is now in 6th grade.  She is a great kid and endless inspiration, from the patterns on her clothes to the color combinations she puts together.  This card is inspired by the pattern on her backpack.  I loved the colors on her bag too and have used the same ones on my card! 

Since she inspired the design I decided to use a sentiment to inspire her.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: PTI Simply You, Garden of Life, Wplus9 The Birds and The Bees
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores
Dies: PTI Double Ended Banner Die, Heart Border Dies
Other: Harvest Gold Felt

ColourQ #137 You Are Pretty Amazing

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Such pretty colors to inspire you this week from the ColourQ!!

As you may know, I am a sign language interpreter.  As soon as I saw this hand die from the Love Lives Here die set I knew I wanted to use it to make the sign for 'I love You'.  I separated the fingers with my scissors and glued the middle and ring finger down.

Thanks for coming by today.
  Join us at the ColourQ this week!

Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, White
Stamps: PTI Take Note, Outlines Alphabet, Simply You
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Distress Inks Purple
Dies: PTI Love Lives Here
Other: Purple Baker's Twine, Corner Rounder Punch

Rare & Precious

Saturday, May 12, 2012

It's so gorgeous out here today.  We've had a lot of rain lately and everything is so green!  Not at all like a fall day, but I couldn't resist using these leaves to create a fall tree.

Hope you are having a great day:)

Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream, Kraft, Dear Jane Paper, Bitty Box Basics Paper
Stamps: PTI Trendy Tree Tops, Half and Half, Wplus9 Heartfelt Mix
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold
Dies: PTI Trendy Tree Tops, Half and Half
Other: Hole Punch, Twine, Clothes pin
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