12 Kits of Holidays {February}

Thursday, February 28, 2013

We're back again this month with a new 12 Kits of Holidays.
Our new format sprinkles in other holidays throughout the year {like Valentine's Day} besides just Christmas.
However, this month it is Christmas in February!
Renee send us a fun kit with everything necessary to have a country Christmas.
Fun sentiments and colors make this a unique kit!

I cut the base of this green bow in two pieces so that I could make it larger than the plaid base even though they are really the same size in length.

These little letters came as a rectangle, but cutting a little v shaped notch in the end turned them into a cute banner.

Renee sent us this image stamped in 3 colors.  I cut a section of each color so they could all be layered on top of each other.

I hope you will visit the other ladies and see what they have created using the same supplies.
I love hopping around and thinking to myself, "Why didn't I think of that?"  Luckily I still have some pieces left over to CASE them:)
Kit Contents:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Yonder Star, Yonder Star Background, Woodenheart Alphabet
Patterned Paper: Echo Park This and That Christmas
Cardstock: My Favorite Things: Gumdrop Green,
PTI: Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, SU Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Dies: Memory Box: Winterland Tree, Deer Trio
PTI: Alpha Blocks, Parisian Doily
WPlus9: Stacking Stars,
Waltzingmouse: Yonder Star cut files
Lil’ Inkers Mini Bow
Misc: MFT: Gumdrop Green, Wild Cherry, Hot Fudge buttons
MFT: Gumdrop Green ribbon
Recollections (Michael’s): gumdrops, pearls
The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby): gemstones
Michael’s: mailing twine, red burlap, gingham and snowflake ribbon
The Twinery: red and brown twine

Monday Mood Board #3

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A beautiful, new Monday Mood Board from Wplus9.
Combining pink, feminine details, and metals make this a fun inspiration piece!
I've made these Quilt Cut {die} flowers before using patterned paper.  This time I arranged several stamps from the Folk Art Florals set onto my block and stamped them all at once using Sweet Blush ink. 

Thanks for coming by. 
 Tomorrow I will be back with February's 12 Kits of Holidays post.
We are celebrating Christmas this month and Renee was our hostess!

Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush, White
Stamps: WP9 Folk Art Florals, Love You More
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush
Dies: WP9 Quilt Cuts, PTI TANL, Linen Impression Plate, Double Ended Banner
Other: Silver Brads and Balls

ColourQ #178

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Now these are some bright, I'm-ready-for-vacation kind of colors!
I had fun creating this floral pattern with an old stamps set in my stash. 
I love the look of these inlaid letters.

Join us this week at the ColourQ!!

Cardstock: PTI Enchanted Evening, White
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse
Dies: PTI Block Alpha Dies
Other: PTI AM Ribbon

Monday Mood Board #2

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Monday Mood Board #2 from Dawn at Wplus9.
I love the Coral and Navy color combination as well as the feminine trim.
It's a rainy Saturday morning here. 
Perfect for crafting!
 I'm headed back upstairs to my craft room.
Thanks for stopping by today.
See you later!

Cardstock: PTI Melon Berry, Kraft, Vintage Cream, White
Stamps: WP9 Folk Art Florals Sentiment, Fair Isle
Ink: PTI Melon Berry, Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI Heart Border Die
Other: PTI Ribbon, Lace Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch

Friday Inspiration File #105

Friday, February 22, 2013

It's Friday, 
The file has been updated again with your beautiful work!
If you have time, click on over to their blogs
 and let them know what you think!
Have an awesome weekend.

All Star Birthday Card

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Good Morning!
I wanted to share with you a card of mine that was published in the
March/April issue of Paper Crafts Magazine.
I designed my card around this sketch from PC Magazine.
A lot of masking. 
I think I had 8 circle masks all together so that I could get the circles to overlap the way I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist, White
Stamps: PTI Boy Basics, Think Big Birthday, LL Here Holiday
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist

ColourQ #177

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Now here's something I'm familiar with.....boys!
With 5 nephews, a brother, and a husband, I have some experience with the things that boys {and men} carry around in their pockets.
  Sometimes the strangest things!

I also wanted this card to be dream-like and represent all the things swirling around in little boy's imaginations.
Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI White, Kraft, WP9 Cupid's Bow
Stamps: WP9 Pocketful, WP9 Birds and Bees, PTI Out Of This World, Faux Ribbon, On The Farm, Bitty Baby Blessings
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, Ripe Avocado, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: WP9 Pocketful, PTI On The Farm, Double Ended Banner, Stars, Out of This World, Bitty Baby Blessings, Pinking Shears Border
Other: Silver Brads, Copics

Pattern Play

Monday, February 18, 2013

Why I'm drawn to the smallest, most unassuming
stamp in the set, I'll never know.
I love math.  Math and Art. 
Maybe this is my way of combining both sides of my brain!
For my first pattern I used the little location marker. 
That little stamp can be used in so many ways. 
This second pattern uses the two luggage strap stamps. 
I used them to create a herringbone pattern. 

I love making my own pattern papers,
 but then I can't cut them up!
See you tomorrow for a new ColourQ challenge.

Cardstock and Ink: PTI White, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow,
Scarlet Jewel, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush
Stamps: Mama Elephant Geotagged

Updated {For Sale} Page

Sunday, February 17, 2013


I have updated my
 page with Reduced Prices!

Birthday Blog Hop for {Cathy}

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Today is a special day.
It's Cathy's birthday and Joyce has arranged a blog hop in her honor!
Happy Birthday {Cathy}!!

I hope you have a wonderful day
and enjoy all of the projects that your friends have created for you!
I used the quatrefoil die again!  I used last year on your birthday card.
Funny, huh?
Wplus9 Monday Mood Board

I have taken inspiration form this week's
Monday Mood Board that Dawn at Wplus9 has put together.
The colors were too good not to play around with!

Cardstock: WP9 Lake House, PTI White, Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening
Stamps: WP9 Folk Art Florals, PTI Round and Round
Ink: PTI Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Raspberry Fizz, Enchanted Evening
Dies: PTI Quatrefoil, Sending You, Double Ended Banner, Mat Stack
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