Thursday, January 31, 2013

The 12 Kits of Holidays January 2013

A new year and a new 12 Kits post! Did you notice anything different? Well this year we have a few changes...we are going to add some extra holidays into the mix! Don't you worry, there will still be plenty of Christmas cards (about every other month) but we will also have some other fun our first month... Valentine's Day cards with a kit from Joyce! Take a look at all the great supplies she sent...what fun Valentine's Day colors!

So I made 5 cards and I definitely could have made some more as well. The photos are not exactly the same :( I was having a lot of trouble with Flickr and Aviary when preparing this post, so this is what you get:

12 Kits Jan. 2013 Photo 2
12 Kits Jan. 2013 Photo 1
So what do you think? I think I like the bike card the best :) I loved all the different elements and the different companies the Joyce used in her kit!
I know a lot of you read about this last month, but we had two of our members leave the group, which was definitely tough, but we had two great new members, Kelly and Tracey! So I hope you'll welcome them, and all the rest of the "12 kitters" by checking out their cards for this month and leaving them some love on their blogs! So without further ado, check out everyone's blogs, here:

Monday, January 21, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades January 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades January 2013
Its my favorite day of the DT Sparks post! The colors were fun to use this time :) I used "Nine Lives" for this card. I also used the large scallop die from PTI, denim ribbon from SU, cardstock from PTI and Bazzill, and pearls from Q&Co.
Here's a look at the fun colors this week:
Okay, now I'm looking forward to checking out what the other DT members have to share! Check them out here:
So what are waiting for?? Come and play along with us this week here!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #49

Lawnscaping #49
I got a bunch of new Lawn Fawn sets for Christmas, and I'm just now getting the chance to ink them up! I used two of them in this card. "Admit One" for the ticket and Ferris wheel, and "Critters Down Under" for the sentiment. It actually says "Hoppy Birthday" but I just added the stem to the o to make it an a ;) I knew right away that with this carnival set I had to use that fun October Afternoon paper. I also used a ticket border punch for the edge of the bottom of the front panel. This card turned out really bright, but fun :) I'm entering it into the Lawnscaping Challenge that ends tonight which was to make a birthday themed project in honor of their 2nd birthday. Happy Birthday, Lawn Fawn!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

CARDS blog Challenge January 2013


There is a great Paper Smooches prize pack up for grabs on the CARDS blog challenge that ends this week, so I knew I had to play along! I used my new "Cuteasaurus" Paper Smooches set and "Word Salad" and "Sunny Side Up" for this card. I tried taking the pic two different ways, with the paper behind and below...which do you prefer? I'm trying to decide if one way takes a better photo over the other.
CARDS blog Challenge January 2013
This challenge was a color challenge. I used PTI's Aqua Mist and Simply Chartruse, the grey was from my stash of cardstock. The grass is from a Martha Stewart punch, the hills from PTI, and the embossing is from a Sizzix embossing folder. The polka dots are from the PS "Primary" sent, and the twine is from the Twinery. The challenge goes through tomorrow, so you should definitely check it out if you have time!

Today I also have to show you the back of my card. I had Jen and Suzanne over today for some stamping, and Jen came with our Christmas presents. She had ordered us personalized stamps that look JUST like our personal blog headers!!!! This is it:
I truly will treasure this forever. I love everything about it...and how cool that it says my blog name on it?! I will stamp this on the back of every card I make. Thanks so much, Jen!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cloud 9 Blog Hop January 2013

Cloudwplus9 Blog Hop January 2013

Talk about cutting it close...I actually had to just make a post with a picture so I could get my card in the Linksys before it closed, then come back and do the post! Ahhhh! But I made it :) So the above card is for the January CloudwPlus9 Blog hop.

Here is the picture we were given for inspiration:

I immediately wanted to use Scrabble tiles, and kraft. My Scrabble tiles are from a Fresh Squeezed Stamps set. I used PTI sheet music background, wPlus9 A Pocketfull and Valentine's fillers. The star is an SU punch which I used silver Encore ink to edge. I wanted to make silver stars, but I didn't have any silver paper, so I used kraft silver edged stars instead ;) The silver ribbon is from the dollar bin at Michaels, and the cardstock is all PTI. I'll use this as one of my Valentine's Day cards...I like that it is not the traditional pink and red. Now I would say make sure you join in on this challenge, but there's no more time! Maybe next month I won't be down to the wire ;)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch January 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch January 2013

Hi everyone! Here with my PSS DT post for the Trend Watch Challenge. This month was Vintage. Looking at the phone dials, I knew I wanted to use a phone, and black, white, and red. The phone I used is from "Perpetual Bliss." The TV is from "Boob Tubes" and the sentiment is from "Sentiment Sampler." The heart is from "Needle Little Love." The paper is from Echo Park. I loved that that little heart was in the number paper which reminded me of the phones. The pearls and the washi tape are from Recollections, and the double ended banner die is from PTI. This card was for my husband's birthday which was on the 30th. Okay, time to go check out my fellow DT members' blogs!