JOY THD and PTI December Blog Hops

PTI Blog Hop
Time for the Papertrey Ink Dec Blog Hop!
This month’s inspiration photo:
Supplies:  PTI Snowflake Die, Cardstock, Hibiscus Burst Ink; Concord & 9th Joy Die, Snowflake Stamp;
Versamark Dazzle Ink, Nuvo Sparkle Dust Glitter, Wink of Stella

But darn it is hard to get a good picture when it is dark outside.  This is much prettier in real life and the colors match the inspiration photo.  The letters have just a touch of wink of stella on them as they seemed too flat on top of the very sparkly snowflake.  I added the versamark snowflakes in the background just to add a touch of something as it looked naked to me.  Hope your holidays are full of JOY!

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

Season’s Greetings WCLBH2016


I made this card a week or so ago after seeing this card by Wanda Guess and it just kept falling apart, plus my camera was acting up and I couldn’t get a good picture.



So today, while my beloved Seahawks were getting their backsides kicked, I reassembled it for the Winter Coffee Blog Hop and added those super cute coffee cups to the antlers!  I love it!  Bonus the cups don’t keep falling off like the bells did.


    Tim Holtz Trophy Antlers; Memory Box Coffee Cup Die; Carta Bella Christmas Washi; VeraMark Watermark ink; 
Zing Embossing Powder Brown Sugar: PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold and Black cardstocks, Twine;


Thank you for stopping by and wishing very merry Christmas season!




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Gift Boxes SC120

This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo:

Here is my take:


I couldn’t just make one.  🙂


Aren’t these the cutest little treat boxes or small gift boxes!  I love them.  I wish I had thought to use them this year for co-workers gifts and filled them with candy.   *I added this idea to my planner for next October so I don’t forget to make them!


I think the second one in vellum is my favorite.  I was going to put a battery tea light in it but I couldn’t find any of mine.  I think they may have been put away with all the Christmas decor.


Thank you for stopping by and I can’t wait to see what you create from this inspiration photo!

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Merry Christmas December PTI Bloghop

PTI Blog Hop


Time for the Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop!
This month’s inspiration photo:



Supplies:  PTI Black & White Cardstock, Stamps Mama Elephant, Ink Hero Arts, Reeves gouache

I really love the idea of this card but in reality is just okay.  I used an inexpensive set of gouache paints from Michaels and the were supposed to be opaque but it took several coats of paint to cover the black paper.  I do like how the wink of stella glitter shows up on the trees and snow drifts.  I will try it again with the paints I was told to get in the first place.  *Tip-listen to your crafty friends when they tell you what brands to buy.

Toni, I will never doubt you again.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!