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I love making cards! I love cards for any occasion, but love holiday, baby and birthday cards! All my creations use stamps and embellishments from Papertrey Ink or Lawn Fawn unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday - A la Carte

Make It Monday A la Carte

This past Make It Monday was A la Carte style.  We got to choose which Make It Monday challenge we would like to do and I chose #54 Glitter Buttons.

I've been making glitter buttons for a long time, and never thought of it as a challenge except when I didn't have the time needed and would attempt to find a similar color button already glittered up. But alas I couldn't find what I was looking for so I ALWAYS keep a bottle of glitter glue on hand!!! LOL!

I was trying to figure out to do with all the big buttons I had hanging around since I use the little ones for accents on my cards mostly. With Christmas being here, it was the perfect opportunity to use them up and this is what I came up with:

I used the following supplies to make this card 
(All from Papertrey Ink unless noted)

Sentiments from Holiday Button Bits stamp set
Scarlet Jewel Cardstock
Stampers Select White Cardstock
Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Holiday Flourishes and Swirls Patterned Paper
Nestabilities Scalloped Oval Die
Tea Stained Duo ink cubes
Colorbox Frost White Ink pad
Ripe Avocado Buttons
Scarlet Jewel Buttons
Scarlet Jewel Twill Ribbon
Studio G Diamond Glitter Glue
Studio G Green Glitter Glue
Studio G Burgundy Glitter Glue
Any paint brush

It was a lot of fun to make!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

December's Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge is here!
My goal is to participate every month to keep my creativity flowing.

Here is the challenge for this month:

So I automatically decided to whip out my embossing folders to see which one I'd like to use.  I bought several new ones this past week at Joann's and I love the Cricut Cuttlebug embossing folder designs. Especially since they now come with a coordinating border embossing folder!!!  Here's a few shots of an anniversary card I made:

Front View

Products Used:

 PTI Stampers Select White
PTI Aqua Mist Ink
PTI Aqua Mist Twill Ribbon
3mm clear rhinestones from Joann's
Michaels Flower Punches
Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue

 Side View

 Side View

Thanks for looking! I had fun making it and as always fun sharing the finished product with you!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Personalize Tags - a start of a new tradition for the little ones

Here's the first personalized tag I made for the little ones of my family.  I'm going to start making them for Christmas and their birthday. They will be framed so that they can hang on their walls. Something they can have for a lifetime.  I'm hoping I'm around long enough to be able to do this for their little ones.  Things have been so dang crazy with school, and now that's over so I can get back to doing what I love to do on my days off, PAPERCRAFT!!!! LOL!