Inspired By #198~ Holiday/Winter Beauty



Oh my, this is a frosty looking photo! Beautiful, but frosty! This is just one of your options for Inspired By this week and the one I chose for my card. 

I used this wonderful PTI snowflake die to cute a piece of aqua blue vellum. I have no clue where I picked up that vellum, but I like it! Then I cut a shaker window to recreate those frosty bits that magnificent snowflake is resting upon. A little more sparkle and a simple sentiment (PTI) finished things off. It's also a loose interpretation of our sketch, shifted to the middle!


Still need Christmas cards for this year or maybe you've finished and would like to get ready for next year? Either way, we would be happy to have you play along. After all, you inspire us too!


The Most Wonderufl TIme of the Year!


Hi friends! Popping in today with a card for the Tic, Tac, Toe challenge. Remember those ornaments I made with snippets a couple of weeks ago? I had more of those snippets, tinier ones, so I pulled out a tinier ornament!

This one follows the left vertical line: Stitching, Wreath and Sparkle. I shaped the wreath (PTI) into an oval in my Misti then stamped it onto a stitched (ME) mat. My ornament (MFT) is hung with a cute little (ME) bow. I popped on a stitched tag (PPP) holding the sentiment. A sprinkling of sparkle and it was good to go!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Let the decorating begin!


Have you got the Christmas spirit?  I always give Thanksgiving it's due. The warm autumn decorations, Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings shared with family, a long weekend spent snuggling in with my best guy enjoying those leftovers and reflecting on what we have to be thankful for. Then I begin decorating for Christmas. That's my goal this week. My hubby calls it the changing of the guard ~ HA! Every time I change my seasonal decorations that phrase comes out, he's such a goober!

Let's start off this week with a Christmas card using some of my favorites. Kraft, red and white! There is a green tree in this one because it's such a cute one and because there's a sweet little green tree in the Just Us Girls challenge photo. 


I focused on all of the kraft shopping bags from the photo surrounded with the wonderful white kitchen elements. Do you spot the red gingham and the sweet little tree?  My tree is from the PIT Holiday Folk set. Aren't those tiny ornaments cute? Lots of clean layers on this one. I like the way it turned out!

Ok, I'm off to put on the Christmas music and decorate!
Last night's fresh snowfall has amped up the mood!


Inspired By #197 ~ Color Challenge



Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends! 

Wouldn't our Inspired By photo make a lovely centerpiece for one's Thanksgiving table? I was inspired by those wonderful colors to create a card. Not of the Thanksgiving kind, but of the Christmas kind!

PTI's Bells and Boughs saw the light of day for this one! It's an old set, but still a pretty one. This was quick and easy. A little stamping, a little die cutting and a few rhinestones for bling!

We hope you'll be inspired to play along with us this week.

Have a blessed day friends. 

Gotta run, there's cooking to be done!


Peace, Love & Joy


Mmmmm, the house smells like pumpkin pie! Hope I can hold out until Thursday! In the mean time, I've distracted myself with a little card making. I have one today for The Paper Players.

I did a little partial stenciling (Taylored Expressions) so that I still had lots of white space. I popped up the gnome (RC), added a couple of die cut stars and a simple holiday sentiment. Another easy one to add to my stash!

Thanks for taking a peek!