Thursday, November 25, 2010

PTI November Blog Hop

Welcome. Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Friends. I hope your day is truly enjoyable, filled with people you love and gratitude for all your blessings. It's very quiet here, just the tapping sound of tiny ice pellets hitting the skylight overhead as I write. We are just three today, Mom, Hans and I, but I am happy for the quiet time to reflect on the past year and all that I have to be thankful for. I'll have several Thanksgiving dinners in the next few weeks as work and school allow the boys and their families to visit with us.

To all our International Friends. I hope you're safe and comfortable and still enjoying the gratitude of everyday blessings. Now on to the Hop!

This month's challenge was:

Recently the design team and I put together a variety of holiday tags that are perfect to keep on hand
for quick wrap options. Now it's your turn to inspire us and the rest of the Papertrey community! Design
a holiday tag or two using all of your favorite goodies and share it with all of us! We will all have plenty
of inspiration to create a large stash and try to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the season!

I haven't been able to make any to create a stash yet. Mine have been made for specific packages as the need arose. Several weeks ago, Rhonda of our Papertrey Peeps group issued a challenge using tags. You can read about it here. I was so happy with my entry (scroll down to the second photo), that I knew I had to make another. They're for my DGDs, and you know, you can't do for one and not the other. So, here it is.

I am absolutely in love with On Ice and the matching die. I've been using it on cards and tags and found that, if I only applied adhesive around the outer edges, I could create a pocket that could be filled with embellishments. I hoped this angle would give you an idea of how the leaves are inserted into the skate.

I've only scratched the surface of ideas for this application. I have a list of items to fill other skates. Stay tuned.

Supplies - PTI unless stated otherwise
Stamps: On Ice, Friendship Jars Holiday Fillers
Paper: Ocean Tides, Soft Stone
Ink: True Black, Fresh Snow
Other: Copic RV14 to color pompom, T1,4,6 to shade skate, BG75 to color leaf on rose
Silver Paint Pen, Floral supply leaf pick accented with Ranger Tiara Glitz Stickles
Michael's tiny rose, Seam binding, Martha Stewart Fine Glitter, Glimmer Mist Pearl
My Mind's Eye Tinsel Garland, Ribbon from stash

I also wanted to share my CASE of Lisa Johnson's Candy Cane tags you can see here. All my family will get one on a package. I tried to mix them up Using Tiny Treats and Mat Stack Stamps. The solid canes are Gobstoppers by Willy Wonka and the striped one is Hershey's Chocolate Mint.(hence the Dark Chocolate ink and use of Reindeer and Gingerbread boy - not shown.)

I hope you're enjoying the Hop. Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for hopping by.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #19 & #16

I finally found some time to play with my new sets. Aimes issued the challenge this week to "use a negative (empty aperture) space in a creative way." I thought of using On Ice and this is what I made.

I die cut the skate and filled it with snowflake sprinkle candies. I collect all types of these toppings for when our grandchildren visit. It's an ongoing surprise - what sort of sprinkles I've found for their ice cream or cupcakes. I die cut through both layers and attached the treat bag inside so it can easily be removed. This card is 5x6.5 inches. The patterned paper and tag are from K&Company. Score tape around the outer edges with MS glitter. Snowflakes cut from DCWV Glittered Winter Mat Stack with Cuttlebug Snowflakes #2 die. The ribbon is Hug Snug dyed with Copic Various Ink R29 - Lipstick Red . The jingle bell is from my embellishment stash.

When I was cleaning up, I found I had two die cut skates from the cut out and decided to use one of them for Rhonda's Challenge #16 - "make a tag with an emphasis on sentiments."

The pink patterned paper was a scrap from K&Company Peppermint Twist pad and had pastel colored snowflakes. I stamped, colored and adhered the On Ice image creating a pocket for the glittered pine and berries. ( I hang some old skates on my old sled every year and fill them with Winterberry and pine.) It just followed to add them here. The sentiments "Let it snow" and "Frosty Fun" are from the same set and stamped in Scarlet Jewel and Aqua Mist. The "to & from" is from 2009 Holiday Tag Collection. The wrap of Bakers Twine hides the fact the the tag is pieced from two scraps.

One cut - two projects. I hope you liked them. I'm trying to catch up and hope to fill in the others that I missed very soon. Thanks for all your fun challenges, Peeps!
Thanks for dropping by.