Sunday, November 28, 2010

27 Days 'til Christmas

We got the tree up and hung the stockings ... Christmas is almost here!  So many things I want to do but so little time.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

PTI November Blog Hop

This month's PTI Blog Hop are holiday tags.  I can't resist making a Mrs. Claus suit for the dress form and I just love vintage ornaments.
It's Thanksgiving today so I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • PAPER: PTI's Kraft, True Black, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Plum Pudding, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores
  • STAMP: PTI's Embellishment, Background Basics, Tin Types
  • INK: Versamark
  • OTHER: PTI's Tag Sale 2, Dress form & Ornaments dies, Stickles, twine and bling

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Paper Ornaments

Aren't these pretty? ... and surprisingly easy to make and cheap! This is inspired from a double ornament tutorial at Splitcoaststampers.  I changed it a little to make a bigger one and I used a big paper clip (I used a long nose pliers to close the ends) instead of a hat pin.  I think a double sided paper will be better too since there are gaps between the paper strips.  I plan to make a few of these with different variations for our tree this year ... can't wait to put it up next week after Thanksgiving!

  • PAPER: Anna Griffin's Holiday Traditions
  • OTHER: beads, pearl, ribbon, paper clip

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What I've been up to ...

Our Christmas cards!  Yey!  This is early considering for the past few years I don't start cramming 'til the 1st of December (and about half of these are being mailed internationally so I hope this year they'll get it on time =D).

I got a bit ambitious this year incorporating quite a few elements (I used to just order photo cards and mail them as is).  My friend thinks I'm crazy since I'm making quite a few ... maybe I am =D.  I got all the pieces prepped just waiting to be assembled.

I'll share the completed project soon!


  • PAPER: PTI Pure Poppy and  Simply Chartreuse, Brenda Walton's Peppermint Twist, Bazzil 
  • STAMP: PTI Signature Christmas, Hero Arts Dot background stamp, personalized stamp from Staples
  • INK: Stampin Up Real Red, Versamark ink
  • OTHER: Photos, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, red ribbon, red buttons, twine, bling