It was great to get back into my craft room, after being away for a week for Thanksgiving. I spent all day today visiting blogs for the Papertrey Blog Hop, and making some cards for this week's challenges.
My first card is for this week's Lawnscaping Challenge #46. The challenge was to make a tag. I made a tag and put it on this Hanukkah card for my daughter. I already told her that she won't be getting 8 presents this year, since she just had her Bat Mitzvah and has been inundated with gifts. She thought that was fine, but asked if she could get a card from me every day. Sweet. I know that she will be happy to have this darling owl wish her a happy Hanukah. Incidentally, there are numerous ways to correctly spell Chanukah, but I used the shortest way for this card, because it needed to fit in the speech bubble.
My next card is for this week's Case Study Challenge #118.
Here is the beautiful sample card from Angeline Yong. I fell in love with the way this sentiment was surrounded by stamped images, and wanted to something very similar.
I used another sentiment from the same Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases set, and surrounded it with images from PTI Sending You in a color scheme of Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Limeade Ice. I also used my newest favorite go-to impression plate, Picnic Plaid.
My last card is for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #6. I have to say, I am really enjoying all the sketches from this new challenge blog.
I followed the directions here to make a shaker card using my new PTI Winter Snow Globe set. I used some American Crafts Microbeads inside the shaker, and while they look cool, I think I'll be cleaning up microbeads for a long time. It is worse than glitter, because they roll all over.
Not bad for a day's work. I think I must be the worlds slowest crafter.
Before I go, here are some pictures of my new paper storage cart from The Container Store. I am using it to store all my PTI paper scraps as well as a supply of full sheets. To save space, I do have some colors stored together. I bought the legal sized cart, thinking that it would give me more space in the drawers below. I love having so much paper and scraps nicely organized and so conveniently located.
The cart has two drawers underneath, and I'm not sure what I'll keep there. I have twine and embroidery floss there for now.
Supplies Used (PTI):
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Winter Owl, Critters in the Forest, Smittys ABC's, A Birdie Told Me
Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Kraft, Basic Grey Aspen Frost
Ink: Memento tuxedo Black, Pure Poppy
Other: Tag Sale Die, White Gel Pen, Copics, Saddle Stitch Ribbon
Stamps: Sending You, Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Limeade Ice
Other: Picnic Plaid Impression Plate
Let it Snow
Stamps: Winter Snow Globe
Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Basic Grey Aspen Frost
Ink: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Snow Globe Die, American Crafts Microbeads
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