PTI Blog Hop

It seems every time I pop in here, I'm apologizing for not being around much and here it is, another month has passed and yes, I admit it - I'm a terrible blogger! But at least when I get the chance, I do try to post something fun for you! And today is no exception!

It's once again time for the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop! The theme is snow (we've already had snow here in NW Ohio - how about you?)

Here's my project:

These are the pieces that will create a banner - as soon as I get some ribbon!! I used the PTI Shaker Shapes - Snow Globe die and the Winter Snow Globe stamp set and dies. The base of the snow globes is Crystal Blue cardstock from CTMH, the outer ring piece is cut from Soft Stone cardstock (PTI) and the base is from white PTI cardstock. I tore some cardstock to create the snowy hills and there are some random snowflakes stamped on the blue in Fresh Snow ink. The trees and snowmen were stamped in gray and prisma glitter was added for some sparkle. I also added a couple of rhinestones to the base of each globe.

Here's a close up on one of the globes with the snowman

And yes, there's a lot of glitter that needs to be brushed off the pieces before they get hung up. I was running a little late getting this project done tonight so the glue is still a little wet and I didn't want to mess with the pieces too much for now. But they'll soon be all cleaned up and added to a ribbon for hanging.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

And if I don't see you in the next couple days, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I know I have been missing for awhile and I have a lot of catching up to do and I promise to do that soon but today is one of my favorite days of the month - the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - so let's get back into the swing of things with a crafty post, shall we?

We were challenged to use a color palette posted on Nichole's blog and create a Christmas card using those colors. This is the color theme I chose:

And this is the card I created:

I started with the Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe Die and I cut the card base. By folding the cardstock in half and offsetting the die just a little, I was able to create a top fold card that I built my snow globe on.

I then cut the rim/base of the snow globe itself from Soft Stone cardstock. Actually, I cut it 4 times. This way I was able to layer each piece on top on the next and build some dimension - and some space for the items in my snow globe to move.

A piece of transparency plastic was cut with a circle die and added to the stack right under the first of those 4 layers. The base of the globe was cut from Smokey Shadow.

Inside my snow globe I added two die cut trees (also from PTI but I can't find the name of it in the products right now). These were cut from New Leaf cardstock and inked with Fresh Snow ink along the edges.

The little Winter Penguin was die cut and stamped in black and his hat was inked up in Blueberry Sky. The sentiment (also from a set I don't know the name of at present - sorry!) was stamped on a die from the Bubble Talk set.

Finally, my sprinkles are snowflakes and dots (this die is included in the Snow Globe die set) in Blueberry Sky and something close to Hawaiian Shores, and a little iridescent glitter was added to enhance the wintery look and feel.

You can find all these products at Papertrey Ink and be sure to hop around and see what everyone else has created! Have a great weekend - and I promise, I'll be back soon!!

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Birthday "things"

We went to a 50th Birthday party this evening and this is the little gift I made for the birthday girl:

All made from felt and dies from Papertrey Ink. The iPhone case has a simple notch for sliding the phone in and out; the coin purse has a zipper on the back.

These are very fun to make and I'm sure I'll be sharing more of these soon!

There is also a special birthday coming up soon - my grandson will be one year old in less than a month! (Where did the time go?) His party theme is Mickey Mouse and we are taking some photos tomorrow for his invitations. This will be hung in the background somewhere and then be used as a high chair banner the day of his party:

These were cut with my Cameo and strung on PTI ribbon. Can't wait for big guy's big day!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

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Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

It's time for the monthly Papertrey Ink customer blog hop! Our inspiration is this photo:

I went with the colors of pink, white, gold and bows. Here's my clean and simple card:

I used the Sentiment Signs set and Ribbon & Bows, creating a gift-like image. The bow was embossed in gold and I added three pearls for a little added bling. Ink and mat color is Hibiscus Burst.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy hopping!

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Tropical themed challenge at Curtain Call

I had the perfect stamp waiting to be inked up for this challenge from Curtain Call Challenges - here's their inspiration photo:

Who wouldn't want to include swimming on their tropical trip? This little gal has the right idea:

I used the colors seen in the sign as well as three tag type sentiments to reflect the three signs on the photo. Yep, this bathing beauty is ready for some fun in the sun! (Stamp from My Favorite Things).

Be back soon with more to share!

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