Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge

November Blog Hop

Here is our lovely Thanksgiving inspiration.

I wanted to make some Thanksgiving favors for our guests. I also wanted to play with my new Winter Wonderland Kit. So I took the plaid and browns for the photo, Betsy's neat favor idea and made these:

Not only are they cute, there is chocolate inside!

Here is one Winter Wonderland fall tip: When you cut out the trees, save the top most section that you would throw away. Turn it upside down, trim it and it looks like a bat!

How fun would that be for a Halloween card!

We are still enjoying guest. So have a happy hop y'all!




Ooo glitter! Of course I have a lifetime stash that doesn't get used too often =) Lizzie gave us some wonderful tips for using glitter.
My card was busy, so my glitter mat is simple:

Letterpress detail:

I did a letterpress technique with Rustic Wreath, added snowflakes from Quilted Winter,
a sentiment from Christmas Cheer and pink sequins to finish.

I will need to try this some more. I really liked Lizzie's cards with the curved/decorative edges of glitter!

Have a wonderful weekend,


Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Our inspiration:

I was inspired by the third picture and the fifth, and knew I had to have a mountain card:

It ended up being a mountain card with a letterpress look:

So I kept the card really simple so it didn't distract from the letterpress look. An the less cute details the more the card will work as a masculine card. Always need more of those!

A letterpress watercolored mountain from Scene it: Mountain View die
 and a hello from You've Been Framed: Hexagon Mini.

The letterpress tutorial I was inspired to try: http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2017/10/die-cut-letterpress-giveaways.html

Have a happy hop!




Melissa gave us great tips to make wreaths, and I know there will be lots of lovely wreath cards!
I had a little head start because I said the next card I should make is a fall card and I already had my Rustic Wreath set out!

I cut one wreath out of glitter paper and one out of brown. Then I added details with the Mini Blooms set and sequins. My sentiment is from Phrase Play #7 with some wink-of-Stella on it.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend,




We survived the September where everything starts! (school, Awana, soccer, & Piano lessons, plus a big family vacation to Disneyland and the flu hitting later too...phew) I was happy to have a little time to create.

I made a snowflake window today:

I had fun playing with the new to me dies for Snowflake Medley. I used some pattern paper, PTI ink, and a sentiment from O Holy Night.

Have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. Thought I would share my favorite pictures from our vacation:

It was my parents dream to take the kids to Disneyland, so along with my sister too we made it happen.

This one always makes me laugh.