Thursday, November 25, 2010

November Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge-- Tag Time

Welcome to another stop on the PTI blog hop where the challenge this month was to create holiday tags. I know you've many blogs to visit, so let's get to it.  I created some single layer tags that should withstand piled-on  gifts under the Christmas tree.

First, I cut Rustic Cream cs with  the Tag 1 die. Then inspired by Betsy Veldman, I pullled out several stamps and created a collage background  in Simply Chartreuse ink (PTI) for each tag and aged the edges with Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger). Then the other images were stamped in Scarlet Jewel (PTI) and Olive (Colorbox pigment) inks. I've listed the stamps below.

 I am looking forward to visiting your blogs later this evening or mayby tomorrow and seeing what everyone has created and getting more ideas for tags (perhaps with a cup of coffee and a slice of  pumpkin pie--that's me,not the tags, with the coffee and pie) :)

Finally, I want to leave you with my deep gratitude for your kindness, encouragement, inspiration, creativity, and friendship. When I purchased my first stamp set, I had no idea what a wonderfully beautiful and warm world would open for me.
With heartfelt thanks,

All stamps used are PTI
Seasons Greetings: Round and Round,  Just the Ticket, Holly Jolly, Distressed Stripes, Background Basics: Text Style, A Little Argyle, Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger
Joy: Stocking Prints, Signature Christmas, Beyond Basic Borders, Background Basics: Text Style, Embellishments, Background Basics:Botanicals, Limitless Labels, Background Basics: Hearts
Happy Holidays: Holly Jolly, Distressed Stripes, Background Basics: Text Style, A Little Argyle
Merry Christmas: A Wreath for All Seasons, Background Basics: Text Style, Background Basics: Hearts, Background Basic Botanicals

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Favors

I love PTI's favor dies.  You can quickly crank out these little treat holders.   I made these favors filled with chocolate mints for our Thanksgiving guests. Making these has been the best part of Thanksgiving preparations.  That's right-- more fun than grocery shopping, house cleaning, and ironing. :)

For those of you in the states-Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thankful for your sweet comments and friendship,

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Planner, Peeps Challenge #20

Many are gearing up for the holidays. Here in the U.S. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so I have been busy planning our menu , grocery shopping, and the preparing the house for Thanksgiving guests.  I love making lists and checking off items. Are you a list maker? As a list maker, I love Michelle Wooderson's notebooks. Last year I gave a holiday planner to my SIL. This year she is participating in a stocking party with her coworkers and asked me make some holiday planners which I made last month but never got around to posting. (My first official commissioned work!)

 Some small gift tags to tuck  in the interior pocket.

A few large tags to dress up the packaging. I used the Limit Layer Die and followed Nichole Heady's tutorial to make the rosettes.

I hope these planners help these ladies organize their holidays.

Since I am behind in the Papertrey Peeps Challenges, I was glad to see Kim's challenge to use a PTI product line since several of the stamps I used fit the requirement.

Now I'm going to check off a few items on today's to-do-list.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Stamps: Take Note, Tiny Treats:Christmas, Distressed Stripes, Fillable Frames #9,Holly Jolly (PTI)
Ink: Simply Chartreuse (PTI),  Memento Black Tuxedo (Tsukineko), Cranberry Pigment Ink (Colorbox)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Patterned Paper-Tinsel and Twig (The Girls Paperie)
Other: Copics, Christmas tree die (Spellbinders); Button die (MFT); Limitless Layers Die, Rickrack die,    Tag die, Fillable Frame #9 die, Simply Chartreuse felt (PTI); baker's twine, holly punch (Martha Stewart)