Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PTI January Blog Hop

This month's challenge was to create something using a less used PTI stamp set.  I got the Star Prints set shortly after it was release.  I notice time and again, it's not always the set I reach for while creating.  This month I thought I'd give it a try and make something baby themed for the Blog Hop.  I made a card and a box (with a previously unused template I'd downloaded).  It feels great to use what I have!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Colorful Butterflies

I decided to try out some of my new copics.  I used the Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise colors.  I embossed a 1/4 sheet of Cameo Coral cardstock with the Elegant Lines folder by SU!.  Sentiment is stamped in Ruby Red.  I used a touch of Stickles for the bodies of the butterflies.  I also glued only the centers down so I could pop the wings up off the card.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snow Ball Pail

I have a goal this school year to make a little something every month to send in to my boys' teachers.  This month I thought I'd try the Snow Balls Nichole Heady posted here.  I followed this recipe from the food network, but I have some suggestions: first, I'd cut down the heavy cream, I also had to add a TON of powdered sugar, and last, I added some coconut to the truffle mix.  Otherwise, you'll end up with a runny mess.  

Now for the fun stuff!  I picked up these medium clear paint cans at Michael's and added a strip of Heidi Grace Snowflake Park flocked paper I had punched with my Apron border punch.

I downloaded the font (Christmas Flakes) from Dafont.com for free.  Once I printed my Snow Balls label I die cut it from the Mat Stack 4 die by PTI.  I ran both my label and the paper strip through my sticker machine to make them easy to apply to the paint cans.

Finally, I added some coordinating Heidi Grace snowflake rub ons.  They were the perfect touch!
I loved the way these turned out!  I hope the teachers liked them too.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Baby Buttons

I love the way Maile Belles has been using the silk ribbon to tie on buttons.  Can you tell?  I also fell in love with the Spring Moss/Avocado color combo.  I used Spring Moss paper and Old Olive ink for this one.  The button is Fine Linen.  I wanted to pull in some of the other background colors, so I used my Prima flowers and added some centers.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

cQc #66

I can hardly believe Christmas is over already.  This Holiday season seemed to fly by this year.  I'm finally getting back into the swing of things with my papercrafting.  I haven't played along with the Color Queen Challenge in some time, but when I saw this color combo, I immediately thought of my Tea for Two stamp set.  Here's what I came up with.

I stamped the Mat Stack 1 with Versamark and clear embossed.  I didn't have any Daffodil Delight, so I used a Harvest Gold button and Harvest Gold Ribbon.  I was inspired by the polka dots from the sample image, so I used my cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.