Saturday, November 11, 2017

Little Town Village

I've had so much fun with the Little Town dies.  They are addictive!  Here is what I have completed so far.





This is the School House.  Of course, it had to be red.


I decorated each window of this sweet Church with a wreath and bow.


The Gingerbread House took the most time.  
By the time I had all of the candy on the roof, I was a gluey mess.


The Herb Shop is complete with parsley, rosemary and thyme in the window boxes.


Here is the cute Sweet Treats Shop.


My quilt shop is called One Stitch At A Time.  
The quilt block on the end of the building is from the Quilted Summer set.

I used a circle die and cut a hole in the bottom of each building, so they would sit over a battery tealight.  Can't wait to see what they look like lighted.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sending Holiday Hugs

I saw a post on Facebook last night about a little boy named Jacob Thompson.  He is 9 years old and has cancer.  His mom posted that he is at the end of his journey and they don't expect him to make it to Christmas.  He loves homemade Christmas cards and she was asking for people to send them to him.  Of course, I had to make one.  This absolutely breaks my heart.


I chose this set because the snowmen are hugging.  I think everyone needs a hug now and then.  I hope that they will bring a smile to Jacob's face.  If you would like to send Jacob a card, here is the address:

Jacob Thompson
Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Road
Portland, ME 04102

The Recipe:
PTI Holiday Hugs
SSS Falling Snow Stencil
Stickles Crystal

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Happy Birthday

I was watching some videos on different techniques the other day and came across one from Melissa Phillips.  The technique was Impressionistic Florals and it is gorgeous.  Follow the link to see Melissa's beautiful card and watch the video to see how she did it.  Here is one that I did.


Mine doesn't hold a candle to Melissa's, but it was a lot of fun and something that I will be doing again.  She has such a flair for putting things and colors together.

The Recipe:
PTI Floral Sketches
PTI Just the Jar Quart
PTI Gran's Garden - leaves
PTI Banner Style
PTI Background Basics Sheet Music
MME enamel dots

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Gift card and money boxes

My granddaughter wants cash for Christmas this year, so she can go on a shopping trip.  That's fine with me and will make my life so much easier.  lol  I wanted a cute box to put the money in and this is what I came up with.


I used the All Around the House kit for the boxes.  These are fun to make and you can decorate them a million different ways.  The one on the right uses stamps and dies from the All Around the House kit.  The one on the left uses stamps and dies from the City Scene set.  My granddaughter has her room decorated in a Paris theme, so I thought she would love this box.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI All Around the House
PTI City Scene

November Birthdays

November is a busy time for our family where birthdays are concerned, so I thought I better get started on them.  The time is flying by and it will be here before I know it.  Here are two I did today:


I used the PTI Road Signed set for this first one and some of their new patterned paper called Simply Chartreuse.  I think my nephew will like it.

The Recipe:
PTI Road Signed
PTI Simply Chartreuse patterned paper
PTI Painted Petals sentiment



This one is for my nephew's wife.  I love the Fall feel of mums and the rich colors next to the Kraft.  I hope that she will be pleased.

The Recipe:
Lovely Lace, Mum's the Word
PTI Noed Scalloped A2 Vertical
PTI Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Make It Monday #301 Matting with Glitter

This week's Make It Monday is Matting with Glitter. This was a fun project.  I was able to play with glitter, which is always fun, and I was able to use  my new Cloche Quarters Spring Fillers set.  Here's my card:



I had some double sided adhesive sheets and that's what I used for the glitter layer.  I've never used it for glitter before, but I love it.  Thanks so much Lizzy for the hint.  

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Cloche Quarters,  Cloche Quarters Spring Fillers
PTI Polka Dot Parade patterned paper
PTI Noted Scalloped A2 Vertical
MS Blueberry Slush Glitter



Friday, October 20, 2017

Make It Monday #300 Build a Wreath

I am playing along with the Make It Monday Challenge Build a Wreath today. I loved Melissa's video and her gorgeous examples.  Here is my card.


I didn't have the gorgeous wreath Melissa used, but I am going to buy it as soon as it's back in stock.  I did, however, have the gorgeous set called Sprig Wreath.  First, I started with the background.  I used a lattice stencil from the Garden Gate kit and sponged with Spring Rain ink.  I stamped the wreath pieces using the rock and roll method and New Leaf and Pinefeather inks.  I added some leaves from the Spruce & Sprigs set and some smaller greenery and pinecones from the Sprig Wreath set.  To top it off, I added a Cardinal from the Winter Woods set.

The Recipe:
PTI Winter Woods
PTI Sprig Wreath
PTI Spruce & Sprigs
PTI Garden Gate lattice stencil

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.