Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Make It Monday #138 - Take Two

I whipped up another card for this week's Make it Monday challenge over at Nichole Heady's blog.  This one is more along the lines of my usual style.  I typically don't like the results when I make flat cards, so my work usually has a lot of layers.  This is a multi-layer-looking card but it's completely flat, which is nice for when I mail it, so it has the best of both worlds.

I started out again with a base of vintage cream, then I layered on some kraft, melon berry, dark chocolate, and patterned paper from the aqua mist pattern pack.

I first cut the flower out of the background vintage cream paper, and then stamped and inserted the die cut.  Then I layered on the kraft paper.  I die cut the "Happy" from the polka dot paper and adhered that negative onto a strip of melon berry cardstock.  Next, I die cut it again from vintage cream and stamped the coordinating image in dark chocolate.  I adhered it back inside the negative image and then attached that panel to the kraft cardstock before die-cutting the next flower.  You'll notice that I cut that flower upside down- I could lie and say that it was totally on purpose, but it was an oops...I don't know why I always hold that die upside down.  But I just embraced it and thought of it as more a happy little accident because I think that the limeaid ice ink looks really pretty with the aqua mist patterned paper. It did take a few passes through my machine to get the die to cut through all those layers.

  I placed the stamped image inside the negative and then I decided that I wanted a strip of dark chocolate along the bottom, too.  To do that, I placed the strip on top of my card front and layered the die on top of it.  Then I lined it up with the already cut image and used some washi tape to hold it in place.  Ran it through my Big Shot and then just trimmed the other end off to fit.  Worked perfectly.

Here is the view from the side.  

The colors on this card make me so very happy. Just love them.

That's all for today's version of this challenge! Enjoy the rest of your day, thank you for spending a little bit of it here with me!

Supplies: (All PTI unless otherwise specified)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist patterned paper from the Aqua Mist patterned paper pack
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Limeaid Ice
Stamps: Pretty Peonies
Dies: Pretty Peonies

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Make It Monday #138

What a whirlwind weekend we had! My husband competed in the Austin, TX Ironman 70.3 mile triathlon on Sunday so we spent most of Saturday driving to Austin, which is about 6.5 hours from where we live, and getting him all checked in for the race.  Then on Sunday, he did his swim, bike, and run while the girls and I cheered him on.  This was his 2nd Ironman race, and he beat his time from the first one by almost 13 minutes.  Very proud of him. Now let me digress.  These races take a long time.  He swims 1.2 miles, bikes 56 miles, and then runs 13.1 miles.  The professional athletes finish in about 4 hours.  My husband is not a professional- so going into it, we knew it would be longer than 4 hours, so we told the girls to bring stuff to do while we waited. We had to be up and to the arena by 6 so Will could drop off his run bag, and then bused to the lake so he could check in his bike bag and get his body marked, etc.  It was pitch black, raining, and cold outside. See where I am going with this yet?  With 2 children in tow...this was not a great start to the day.  HUGE props to the lady that I saw with a stroller toting what appeared to be a 2 year old, an infant strapped to her in a carrier, and a 4 or 5 year old, because that could not have been easy.  My 12 and 7 year old kids were whining and over it about 5 minutes after we got there.  So anyway, we get him all checked in and then we wait...til his swim started at almost 9 am.  3 hours, in the cold, dark rain.  Blah is all I can say about that.  Oh, and I forgot to mention that there was no coffee...and no where open for breakfast near where we were staying so none of us had eaten, including my husband who was about to make his body go 70.3 miles... fail. 
Here we are right before he started swimming. At this point it had stopped raining for about 30 min or so.

We made it through the swim, and then had to walk about a mile to get to where the buses were taking the spectators back to the arena, deal with an angry volunteer line nazi who didn't understand that it was better to form 2 lines for 2 buses instead of just one big line, and search for food for the whining children.  It was 10 am.  They weren't being starved.  I did find food at the arena when we arrived , which I thought would make them a little less grumpy- didn't work.  So $25 later, after purchasing nachos and corn dogs and a shared might as well be liquid gold soda ($2 for one can of soda. A can, people...a can! not even a bottle! Extortion.), my kids were just as cranky and whiny as before, only now I wasn't hearing the "I'm staaaaarving" anymore, they just replaced it with more frequent outbursts of "I'm bored" or "Is he done yet?"
  The first race, just my husband and I went and it was like a vacation...this time with the kids was kind of miserable for all of us.  The girls were happy to hear that they will not have to come to any future races. Long story short, we made it out alive.  Barely. *wink. Here is a shot of my 2 time Ironman just after the finish.

Now, onto the reason that most people visit here- a crafty post.

Make It Monday #138 is up over at Nichole Heady's blog and this week the challenge is for Inlaid die cuts.  I will most likely play again later this week, but here is the first card I created for this challenge.  A very CAS card. 

I started out with a card base of vintage cream cardstock.  I used the Wonderful words dies as well as the large heart punch by fiskars for the inlaid dies.  This card is extremely clean for my usual style, but I like the simplicity.  

Thanks for coming by today! I should be back with some more takes on this challenge soon!

Have a great day!

Supplies: (All PTI unless otherwise specified)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, True Black, Hibiscus Burst
Ink: True Black
Stamps: With All My Heart, Love Birds
Dies: Wonderful Words
Other: Large heart punch from Fiskars

Friday, October 25, 2013

Papertrey October Blog Hop Post 2

Now for the simple tag:

For this one, I wanted it to be super simple to make a bunch at a time.  I used Fabulous Frames, Grand Ampersand, and Mini Blooms.

Quick and easy, but still festive and fun! Here's another shot of all 5 of the simple ones together. 

So happy to have been able to play along this month and get a head start on my holiday tags!! I can't wait to start wrapping gifts so I can use these.  

Thanks again for hopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Supplies: All PTI unless otherwise specified
Fancy Tags:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz, Limeaid Ice
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, LImeaid Ice, True Black
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Mega Mixed Messages, Tiny Treats: Christmas, Holiday Photo Finishers
Other: Tag Sale #6 die, Fancy Flakes Die, Limitless Layers Circles Dies, Doily Details Dies, and twine (Darice)

Simple Tags:
Cardstock: White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Limeaid Ice, True Black
Stamps: Fabulous Frames, Grand Ampersand, Mini Blooms
Other: Fabulous Frames Dies, Double Ended Banner Dies, Twine (Darice), and Rhinestones (Queen & Co.)

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

It's Friday! It's Friday! Happy start to your weekend, everyone!

It is also Blog Hop Day for PTI!  This month's blog hop challenge is:

I have not one but TWO sets of tags to share with you today! One fancy and one simple.  *Warning* Photo heavy post!!

So on with the projects! I know you have lots of places to go and creations to see!

For this first set of tags, I used Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream, and Limeaid Ice as my color palette.  I started out with a base of Tag Sale #6.  I used Polka Dot Basics to add polka dots to each tag- I did a few of each color for a little variety.  Next, I die cut a bunch of snowflakes using the fancy flakes dies from Vintage Cream, and a variety of circles from the limitless layers circles dies and the doily details dies from Limeaid Ice and Raspberry Fizz cardstock.
Here are the individual tags:






And a shot of the whole set! These were so much fun to make.  I used a few different stamp sets for these:  Holiday Photo Finishers, Tiny Treats: Christmas, and Mega Mixed Messages. 

Now see my next post for the simple tag and the supply list for these!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Colour Q Challenge #211

I am constantly on the lookout for new challenges to participate in and I came across this blog a couple weeks ago. They have some super fun color combinations and a great group of designers showcasing each one every week.  I was finally able to put together a card to play along for this week.  You can find this week's challenge HERE.

This is the inspiration photo:

I wanted a clean and simple look for this color scheme so I pulled out some of my newer PTI goodies to play with for the challenge, including the hexagon cover plate die.  I love this die and the matching Happy Hexagons $5 stamp set- they made putting this card together so simple!

I started by die cutting the cover plate out of white cardstock.  Then I punched out all of the hexagon shapes and stamped them in Papertrey Ink's Orange Zest, Limeaid Ice, and Winter Wisteria using the chevron patterned hexie from the stamp set.   Next, I adhered the white border to a white card base, and then added my stamped pieces back in.  I love the look of this and it was so simple!  To finish off the card, I used a Mat Stack #6 die cut to house my sentiment. I stamped the "birthday" sentiment from the Happy Hexagons set and then added a Happy die cut from the Wonderful Words dies and a couple little green rhinestones.

That's it from me today, but make sure to stop by again tomorrow to check out the Tags I created for this month's Papertrey Blog Hop!

Have a fabulous day!!

Cardstock:  White, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Orange Zest, Limeaid Ice, Winter Wisteria, True Black- Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Happy Hexagon Mini Stamp Set
Other: Hexagon Cover Plate Die, Mat Stack #6 die, Wonderful Words Dies- Papertrey Ink; Rhinestones- Queen & Co.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Make It Monday #137

Apparently I blinked and it's already Tuesday night.  This week is just a-flyin' by.  We are preparing for Will's 2nd iron man race coming up this weekend in Austin, so our house is a whirlwind of activity.  On top of that, it's Red Ribbon Week at school, so the girls have to wear "themed" outfits each day.  For example, today was Camo Day. Hayley informed me that if we couldn't find anything acceptable to wear for the theme, we must go buy something. girls don't so much wear camo so that one was interesting. I wasn't about to go buy her something that she'd probably never wear again.  Hayley happened to have a pair of yoga pants with a butterfly pattern that resembled camo in pink, white, and a soft she ended up wearing those and took along Will's camo uniform hat just in case her pants didn't fit the bill.  I was thinking to myself that surely the other girls wouldn't be all decked out in camo gear. None of my friends little girls had camo outfits that I was aware of.  I went to pick her  up and boy, was I ever wrong! A crowd of Camo-clad elementary students came pouring out of the building like they were storming the gates of a hunting convention.  A couple girls had on head to toe camo coveralls and hats and coats and boots - that actually fit them!!  Made a mental note that camo is in fact a very big deal here in Oklahoma, but H was happy to report that her pants did count, so she didn't have to wear daddy's hat (that may or may not be waaaaay too big for her little head). I guess the fact that my mom was a single parent when I was growing up didn't lend itself to me being outdoorsy in that way.  My mom's idea of roughing it was staying at a hotel that didn't have 24 hr. room service available.  I thought I was doing pretty well with my girls- we camp- in tents.  We fish.  We go to state parks, etc., but we don't take the girls hunting.  So maybe I've done them some sort of disservice by not decking them out in camo gear and making them sit silently in a duck blind a- la- the Robertson clan...but I'm okay with that.  And well...since butterfly print pants count as camo for things like this, I guess I'm off the hook. Crisis averted.

Now onto the Make it Monday challenge this week!

The challenge this week is to create a dimensional leaf wreath. You can check out the video here at Nichole Heady's blog.

Here is the card I came up with.

I don't have many "leaf" stamp sets, so I used the Turning a New Leaf dies and just cut them apart and arranged them around a circle template to resemble a wreath.  Then I die cut and stamped the mums from Mums the Word in Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, and Orange Zest.  I had a couple leaf die cuts from Autumn Acorns left over from another project so I incorporated those too.

The sentiment is stamped on a double ended banner die cut and a layered die cut of the word You from the Wonderful Words die set in Dark Chocolate and Summer Sunrise.  I adhered everything to a layered card front of vintage cream and some of the bitty dot patterned paper and then attached that to my kraft card base.  This card measures 5.5 in. square.

It was fun to do a card that is a little larger in scale and to try to utilize the dies and supplies I had on hand to fit this challenge.  Go take a look at the video and give this one a try yourself!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified)
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, & Bitty Dot patterned paper
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, and Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Mums the Word and Gratitude Journal
Other: Dies- Double ended banner die, Mums the word dies, Turning a new leaf dies, Autumn Acorns dies, and Wonderful Words Dies; Enamel Dot- My Minds Eye for Studio calico

Friday, October 18, 2013

Make it Monday #136

It's Fall break in our neck of the woods so I've been busy enjoying the extra time with my kiddos this week.  Today it's cold and rainy outside, so I carved out a little time to participate in this week's make in Monday over at Nichole Heady's blog. You can find the video and challenge Here .

Ashley Cannon Newell showcased a technique to create a textured look on a stamped image.  

Here is the card I created for this week's challenge. 

I made this card for my daughter to send to one of her friends back in Charleston, so we started off with a bright, fun color palette of Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, and Dark Chocolate. Then I pulled out some oldie-but-goodie stamp sets that haven't been used in a little while!

I stamped the background using one of the flower images from Hello Friend. The technique for this week was used on the letters from Alpha Blocks.  I used layered die cuts and the cute little phone from Heart 2 Heart #4 to make the focal point.  I added some sparkly washi tape to some raspberry fizz cardstock before cutting out the phone to add a little tween personality to it.

Here is another view so you can see the texture of the letters.

That's it from me today- I'm off to turn a cardboard box into a car with Hayley! I hope you are enjoying your day!

Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise and white from Papertrey Ink.  Bitty Dot patterned paper also from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, and Berry Sorbet
Stamps: Hello Friend, Heart 2 Heart #4, Alpha Blocks all Papertrey Ink
Other: Dies- Mat Stack 4, Heart 2 Heart #4, Alpha Blocks, Doily Details, Limitless Layers Circles

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday Trigger Time!

Hey Guys!

This week's Tuesday Trigger: Apache Tears In the Key of Autumn really caught my attention during my visit to the Moxie Fab World blog today so I just had to play along.  This is the trigger image:

 I love all the colors in it, but never would have thought to use all of them together.  I was also inspired by the chevron pattern, so I used both the color and the chevron as the jumping off points for my card.

I stamped the chevron image from Life Love Life in the same color pattern as the trigger photo.  I chose Papertrey Ink colors: Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, and Limeaid Ice.  Then I trimmed the strip and mounted it on a piece of aqua mist cardstock also trimmed to match the shape.  I drew the border with a black sharpie and then I stamped the balloons from Heart to Heart #2 and then for the center balloon I die cut a heart and stamped it with the Heart to Heart #3 image and added it to the card with foam adhesive after stamping the balloon strings and sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday in true black. I finished the card off by adding the chevron strip to the bottom of the balloon strings.

I am really excited to have time to participate in more of the online challenges! They are a lot of fun and push me out of my comfort zone, which is always a good thing!

Now that you've seen my take on the Trigger challenge, go check it out and give it a try!

Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, and Scarlet Jewel by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Limeaid Ice, and True Black all by Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Heart 2 Heart #2, Heart to Heart #3, Life Love Life, and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday all by Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Make It Monday #135

Layered Emboss Resist is the name of the game this week for Make It Monday over at Nichole Heady's blog.  I won't lie, I could not get a result with this that I was happy with.  I made 3 backgrounds before I was finally happy with it.  Just an off day, I guess but I was getting so frustrated!  Ever have those days where everything just looks like a disaster?  Yeah...that was today. I didn't give up, though, and came up with this card with the technique.

I ended up using Background Basics: Retro and Polka Dot Basics to do the layered background.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Mini Blooms and the "step 2" portion of the roses from Rosie Posie Step 2 and the leaves from Rosie Posie and their corresponding image from step 2.  I took the Rosie Posie original rose images and stamped those in versamark over the shaded part.  I heat embossed using clear UTEE.  To make my images pop, I took a blending tool and used melon berry ink around the edges followed by New Leaf to soften the lines on the leaves.
I added the bling because in true "me" fashion with these flat cards, it just looked like it was missing something.

So that's my take on the Make it Monday.  I may give it another go yet this week due to my struggles with creativity today, but we'll see!  Go check it out, though, and participate in the challenge! They are always a lot of fun.

On another note, I apologize for my lack of blogging this week.  I have been trying to restart my exercise routine and it's been throwing my days all out of whack.  In a good way, though.  A primary focus of mine while I'm here in Oklahoma and not working an outside of the house type job is to lose some weight, get healthier, etc.  In other words, step away from the Snickers Ice Cream Bars and get your booty on the treadmill or bike... I do love those Snickers Ice Cream Bars...Anyway, I've been a little bit of a slacker on that front and I am doing my best to get started again.  I do have some motivation, though- since we moved to Oklahoma, I've lost about 17 lbs! I had to get on the scale and back off like 5 times before I believed it because I've been such a slacker. So can't imagine how it'll change now that I'm actually putting some effort into it! I'll keep ya posted!

Anyway, have a fabulous day!

Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, White from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Soft Stone, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, and True Black from Papertrey Ink; Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Mini Blooms, Background Basics: Retro, Polka Dot Basics, Rosie Posie, and Rosie Posie Step 2 all by Papertrey Ink
Other: gems from Queen & Co., Corner rounder from EK success

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy World Card Making Day!

Once again I'm super late posting- my kids are having a sleepover tonight, so I had to wait until after they were all in bed before I could finish up my cards from today.

So without further ado, on to the cards!

I made 4 cards today and had I not had to be a parent today, they would've come together pretty quickly thanks to Irresistibly Ikat! I created all 4 of these cards using mainly that set.  I cut and stamped all 4 of the backgrounds first and then added the extras to each one individually.  At first I was going to try to stick with the same colors for all of them, but after I finished the first one, I decided to change it up each time to play around with more combinations.

Card #1:

For this card, I stamped the chevrons from Irresistibly Ikat.  It was my first time inking up that particular stamp and I didn't do a great job lining it up, but that's okay- still love the end result.  Probably doesn't hurt that my living room is decorated in these colors- aqua, yellow, and gray.

The layout of the card is based off of a card Dawn McVey did. She didn't use the same stamp sets I did, but the placement of the elements is all based on her card from 2010.

Card #2:

I love the colors in this one too- For the sentiment panel, I die cut some of the limitless layers squares and stamped the ornate corner piece from Mat Stack 2 in the corners to make it stand out a little. Then I die cut some of the limitless layers circles and stamped the sentiment from the Tagged Sentiments set and a heart from Grand Ampersand.

Card # 3:

This card is actually the first one that I made.  I am just in love with how easy it is to build the patterns.  I have some ikat placemats that I bought at Target a few months ago- they inspired this color combination.

I die cut the tag using a half and half die, then heat embossed a sentiment from Modern Woodgrain Mats on it with "snow" embossing powder.  Then I cut the notched flowers from some white felt and added some buttons (spring moss) and gemstones to finish it off.

Card #4:

This last one I'm not as crazy about.  It still feels like it's missing something, which is generally the problem I have with these flatter cards.

I used the largest image from Irresistibly Ikat for the background.  The big Hello from Wonderful Words Hello is stamped over that in true black ink and then the corresponding die cut is popped up on top of it.

I added a few pearls, but like I said it still felt a little empty to me.

Ok, so LOTS of eye candy for you today.  In case you missed my last post, go check it out and then head over to the Cas-ual Friday blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson's shop.

Did any of you spend your day celebrating World Card Making day??!  I am a little bummed that there weren't any local crops or anything crafty to participate in today, but I still had fun on my own.

We also attended the Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook Off here in town- it was a good time.  Lots of yummy chili- both my husband and I and the girls really enjoyed going. We saw our across the street neighbors there- which in such a small town isn't really that shocking, but the kids were thrilled.

I hope you had a fabulous Saturday no matter how you spent it! Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey There Chevron Card
 Cardstock: White, Soft Stone- Papertrey Ink, Aqua Mist patterned paper back also Papertrey Ink
Ink: Aqua Mist, Soft Stone, Harvest Gold, True Black all Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Mat Stack 2, Irresistibly Ikat both Papertrey Ink
Other: Doily, Mat Stack 2 die, and lemon tart buttons tied off with some bakers twine

The Most Special Thing card
Cardstock: White, Limeaide Ice, and Hawaiian Shores all Papertrey Ink
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Limeaide Ice, Aqua Mist all Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Irresistibly Ikat, Modern Woodgrain Mats both Papertrey Ink
Other: Gemstones- Queen and Co., felt, Versamark, Snow embossing powder by recollections, and white grosgrain ribbon from Stampin up.

Thinking of You Just Because Card
Cardstock: Melon Berry, White- Papertrey Ink, Chocolate Chip by Stampin Up
Ink: Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate all Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Tagged Sentiments, Irresistibly Ikat, Mat Stack 2, and Grand Ampersand
Other: Limitless layers Squares dies, Limitless Layers circles dies

My Dear Friend card
Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, White- Papertrey ink, Basic Black from Stampin Up
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, True Black- Papertrey ink, Pink Pirouette from Stampin' Up
Stamps: Irresistibly Ikat, Wonderful words Hello
Other: Wonderful Words Hello die, pearls

Cas-ual Friday: CFC116 Sequins & Chevrons

Hey there! Happy World Card Making Day!!  

This is my first post of the day- I will probably be back with another one in a little bit. I actually created this card last night so I'll be back to share the ones I'm doing today in a little bit.

This is my first time participating in the Cas-ual Friday challenge.  I found the blog through a random blog hop that I ended up on during a Pinterest session- I love those. Pinterest is my friend.

Anyway, this challenge is to do a clean and simple card using chevrons and sequins.  Here is the card I came up with:

I used Papertrey's Polka Dot Basics II set and true black ink to create my background.  The main panel on the card was done using the Watercolor wonder set, Aqua Mist, soft Stone, and black ink.  I stamped each of the watercolor stripes twice without re-inking and rotating them a little bit.

 I added the sentiment in true black and smokey shadow for the U and the chevron arrows.  And then added my gold sequins that came in a studio calico kit.

This card came together really quickly and is a pretty flat card for me- I do love my dimension. So jealous of people that pull off the flat cards and make them look so amazing, but I gave it a shot! 

If you haven't already, go check out the Cas-ual Friday blog and participate in the challenge.  You can find it here.  They have some amazing inspiration for each challenge.  I'm so glad I stumbled onto the blog!

Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink), Black (Stampin' Up)
Ink: True Black, Aqua Mist, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow (all Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Watercolor Wonder and Live Love Life (both Papertrey Ink)
Other: Sequins from Studio Calico

Friday, October 4, 2013

You are my most favorite

Happy Happy Friday!

I for one am so very happy that it's the weekend and it's a bonus that tomorrow is World Card Making Day! I will definitely be having some fun with that!!  We are also planning to check out the "Cotton-pickin' Chili Cook-off" here in town this weekend- good small town fun and hopefully some yummy chili!

As I believe I mentioned yesterday, I received a big box of new goodies from PTI earlier this week.  Included in my box of goodies was the Kid Kudos set and dies.  I especially love the sentiments included in this set, but the little tree house image is so cute too.  Here are a couple cards that I made using this set.

First up a card with tons of dimension, which I love.

I wanted it to be really bright and playful looking, so I went with Spring Rain, Simply chartreuse, raspberry fizz, white, and dark chocolate.  To make the tree top a bit more festive, I die cut it out of the distressed dot patterned paper.

How adorable are the little bicycles?!  I honestly wish they were a little bigger, but with the scale of the other images, they work perfectly.  I guess I need to get the Pedal Pushers set for the larger bike image because I think I'd get some use out of it!

Next up, is a flatter card that I made to use up some of the scraps from the first one- and some other random scraps that were laying in my scrap bin.

This time I used the negative image of the distressed dot paper and stamped the tree inside it.  This card is a lot more simple than the first one and only has a little dimension with the tree house popped up.

Again, absolutely LOVE the sentiment.

So that's it from me today! Have a wonderful start to your weekend, everyone! See you tomorrow for World Card Making Day!

You Are My Most Favorite
Cardstock: White, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse- all PTI, Chocolate Chip- Stampin' Up
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, True Black- all PTI
Stamps: Kid Kudos- PTI
Other: Dimensional Adhesive, Kid Kudos Dies (PTI), Nestibilities scalloped circles & circles

I Love You Forever
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Kraft, White- all PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, Limeaide Ice- all PTI
Stamps: Kid Kudos- PTI
Other: gemstones from Queen & Co., distressed dots patterned paper (PTI)