Saturday, December 26, 2015


Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

it's that time of the month again.


This cheerful group of holiday plates was our inspiration point!
They reminded me of the Tinsel & Tags stamp & die set from December 2014.
I stamped my "Noel", added it to a PTI polka dot vellum circle and attached
the circles to a piece of an old MME Christmas designer paper. After seeing
Leigh Penner's tags I think die cuts would have made it more special! Next time.


Check out more cards at Capture the Moment Blog Hop

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015

This is the first year that I didn't mass produce the same card for everyone and it was so much fun! A few designs were repeated but not many. I thought you might like to see a variety since I don't post daily. Some cards are cased from Papertrey Ink designers; almost all of the stamps & dies used are PTI products.

PTI Treetops Glisten, Basic Bookmark 3 die


PTI Treetops Glisten

PTI Peace, Love & Joy mini set

                                                               PTI Bells & Boughs

PTI Rustic Wreath, 'Tis the Season Sentiments

PTI Treetops Glisten

PTI Petite Places: Nativity Mini Stamp Set

PTI Bells & Boughs

                            Paper Smooches stamps/dies with the inside sentiment "is you!"

Merry Christmas glitter

Yay! only 4 more days until I see my three grandsons and their parents!!

Today's card is out of my comfort zone. I was trying to use some PTI Holiday
Folk patterned paper and combined it with Virginia's View Challenge #21: Glitter. Virginia is closing her popular challenge this month - boo hoo!  My entry resulted in a busy, festive, and glitzy-for-me Christmas card! The card size is 4.25 x 6" in order to place a photo inside. Some of my family and friends do not get on Facebook so needed to send a new picture with me and my gray hair!

Card Recipe:
Ink: Delicata Golden Glitz, Hero Arts Royal Red & Green Hills mid-tone shadow, Momento Black
Stamps: PTI Bells & Boughs, Oopsie Daisy (for the dotted line), 'Tis the Season Sentiments
Glitter tape, PTI Holiday Folk paper, Gold Wink-of-Stella, dimension tape

Thursday, December 10, 2015




Winding down 2015 with one of my last Christmas cards created after 
watching Ashley Newell's challenge to use felt as an embellishment.

You can view Ashley's video and cards at by clicking on

PTI Simply Chartreuse felt
PTI Enclosed: Wreath stamp & die set
PTI Tinsel & Tags Sprigs die
PTI Linen/Burlap Impression Plate
My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas paper, red glitter paper
Gold & red sequins
Delicata Golden Glitz ink