Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Teacher Gifts

Happy Wednesday to ya! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the Christmas season! I know it is easy to get stressed out with fitting it all in at this time of year - I know I am struggling to not let it get the best of me! My kids get out of school on Friday and I am really looking forward to some down time with them.

Today, I have some Teacher Gifts to share with you that I made for my kid's teachers.
I found these cute coffee mugs at Target (actually my friend Dee picked them up for me!) The tall chocolate one was $1.99 and the shorter Teal one was $2.99! Bargain!
I filled them with a Gourmet Cocoa Packet, a Chocolate Dipped Biscotti and a small bag of marsh mellows. This is the tag I made for each of the gifts. The stamp is from PTI's 2009 Holiday Tag Collection and the sentiment is from PTI's Holiday Treats Set. I used Aqua Mist & Spring Moss cardstock along with my circle and tag nesties and Copics to throw together these simple little 3 x 3 gift tag. I added some clear Stickles, a MS Snowflake and PTI button and jute twine to finish it off. To attach it to the package, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes. I swear, that is one of the best investments I ever made. I only have the original pink handled one, but it has been so handy over the years. It punches through everything!
For the bag of marsh mellows, I used a small SU cellophane bag. I punched a huge Martha Stewart Snowflake punch and covered it with some MS Snow Glitter. I tied the bag up with some Ocean Tides Twill Ribbon (PTI).

Well, that's all for tonight! I am hitting the sack as they say! It has been a long and trying week and it is only Wednesday! Merry Christmas! ~Tori

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Ribbon Wreath Card

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a good morning so far! I am in hyper-drive mode this week because my kids get out for Christmas Break on Friday and I still have nothing wrapped - eek! To top it off, I have 2 class parties to help out at and a Christmas program to attend too! That doesn't give me a lot of time to accomplish my tasks, but oh well, it will get done somehow!

We had a break from the rain yesterday and it was 80 degrees, so I decided to finally throw the kids outside to get their Christmas picture taken. I still need to mail out my Christmas cards - eek! I am one step closer now that I have this picture done!
This is not a perfect picture, but it was the best one that came out of the 49 I took, LOL! My boys are terrible about looking everywhere but the camera! :) Anywho, these are my babies!

I have some simple cards that I made using a tutorial I found here. These are so easy to make and are so pretty!
I used some Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, Real Red Ribbon and red bling for this one. The white panel was embossed with the snowflake CB embossing folder. The sentiment is from PTI's 2009 Holiday Tag Collection. I punched it with SU's Word Window punch and layered it on a Modern Label punch.

For my second one, I used Rose Red & Always Artichoke ribbon and papers.
My bling is from Kaisercraft.

Gotta scoot! I have a busy day! Have a good one! ~Tori

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Remember me?

Hi Peeps! Long time no post! I have been absolutely swamped over the last week and a half! Ah, Christmas is in full swing! I have one person left to get a gift for, but now must wrap everything! I have been so busy, I have not even had a lot of time to scrap - shock & awe, I know - I was shocked too!

Etsy Update: I now have some Valentine's Cards in my Etsy Store!! I will not be making any more Christmas cards unless someone requests one! I will start adding more Valentine's, Birthday & Spring cards soon!


I have a few more Christmas cards to share with you today. I used more digi images from Pink Cat Studio! - check them out here.Aren't these little elves precious? I think they are very sweet! Do you think she is holding a new Keurig coffee maker for me in it? I think it will fit in her box! LOL! I used some more Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP along with some Old Olive and Riding Hood Red. I also ran a piece of Whisper White through my CuttleBug with a snowflake embossing folder. I added some red Stickles to the center of the poinsettia leaves and some bling and fern leaves! The sentiment is from PTI's Signature Christmas set. I punched the tag using a SU punch and airbrushed it with BG11.
Here is a close-up of these cuties. I added some Liquid Pearls to the boy elf's hat and some Stickles to the girl's hat. It is hard to tell, but I airbrushed the background with BG10. I am having some issues with my airbrush machine and a little perplexed b/c I do not know much about compressors. I think it might be my BG10 marker b/c other colors seem to work fine. I think I need to fill it more. I filled it recently, but I really use that color a lot!

Here is my second card - it makes me laugh, b/c this is so the life of a cat and incidentally, one of my dogs too! I have an 8 year old Maltese that thinks any place is the perfect place to sit or sleep! Last week, I bought a drying rack for my sweaters and she fell asleep on top of the cardboard box while I was putting it together! She is a real sweetie, tho!
Ok, back on track Tori....hee, hee! I used PCS' Kitty Sleeping in Present digi image.

I swear, I must be trying to use up my Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP stack! I think I have used it on almost all of my cards! It seems to multiply, because it still seems like I have a bunch of the 6x6 stack left! I used some more Old Olive and Riding Hood Red along with my fav paper for Copics - PTI's Stamper's Select White! I added some more red Stickles to the centers of these flowers and some pearls. I created the sentiment on my computer and cut it out with a Tag Trio Nestability. Instead of boring you with my Martha fern punch again, I used an EK Success leaf punch! Hee hee!
Here is a close-up of this cozy kitty! I snuck in some Red Stickles on the bow on her head. I used my Copics to color this and then airbrushed with BG10 around the image and on the tag as well!

Hope you have a wonderful night! ~Tori

Friday, December 4, 2009

More Christmas Cheer!

Happy Friday folks! Hope everyone is getting through this crazy holiday season okay! Newsflash, only 21 days until Christmas - Eeeek! I still have to shop for my hubby and wrap everything, not to mention finish my Christmas cards and mail them!

Today, I have 2 cards to share with you that are previously released PCS digi images. I loved some of these images so much, I had to use them again! My first card will be available in my Etsy store sometime today.
My first card is the Kissing Penguins image.

I used some more Eskimo Kisses DP from Basic Grey - this stack has been great because of the diverse colors. I paired it with Old Olive and Riding Hood Red. The 2 red snowflakes are Martha Stewart punches and the lg. green one is a Marvy punch and the smallest one is a Clever Lever punch. Of course, I could not skip using my MS fern punch, so I trimmed it a bit to mimic the mistletoe and glue it over it after tying some red crochet thread around it. The sentiment comes from PTI's 2009 Holiday Tags Set. I used SU's word window punch for the sentiment. Lastly, I added some red blingy-bling to the centers of the snowflakes.Here is a close-up of our smooching couple! I drew in the ground using a Copic Multiliner pen and then added lots of Martha Stewart Snow Glitter to the ground. Ms. Penguin has some Stickles on her cuff and around the rim of her hood. All girls need a little sparkle! For the background, I colored it solid with BG10 and then roughly blended it with my colorless blender to make a blustery-looking scene. Then I went back and made some snow dots, again with the colorless blender.

Here is card #2 - Hootie Pie - Santa! I pulled out some Basic Grey Blitzen for this card and stitched around the edges of the candy cane paper. Riding Hood Red and Whisper White look great with these papers. The digi image was printed on PTI's Stampers Select paper and then colored with Copics. I added some Liquid Glass (CTMH) to his eyes and some Martha Stewart Glitter to his hat cuff and pom-pom. The snowflake punches are from Marvy and Clever Lever. I punched them and then stuck them face down in a Martha Stewart Glue Pad and covered them in glitter as well. The sentiment is from PTI's 2009 Holiday Tag Collection. I inked the printed image and sentiment in Riding Hood Red ink. Here is a close-up of this Hootie-Pie! He is so cute!

I have to run, I have a very busy day today and my 4 yr old still has walking pneumonia and wants me to be his playmate since he is not at school! Hope you have a fab-o weekend! :) ~Tori

Thursday, December 3, 2009

PCS Digi Release Thursday!

Happy Thursday, Peeps! Hope everyone is doing well! I am having a crazy week myself. My 4 yr old has walking pneumonia again and it has really put a damper on my week. I had a really busy week planned of things I needed to accomplish and almost none of it has happened. Oh well, what do you do, right?

Newflash....Only 22 days until Christmas!....Eeeekkkk!

Today is Pink Cat Studio's Digi Release Thursday! Check out these adorable images! You can shop here for them.

My first card uses the cute little Santa Piggy Image.
Isn't he too cute? So sweet! I picked up these shaker card pouches from Impression Obsession at my LSS, Claire's Collectibles. If you are in or near Jax, FL, it is worth the short drive to St. Augustine to check out her stamps. Anywho, they work well with Nesties too! I filled the shaker card with Martha Stewart Snow Glitter and micro beads. I cut the scallop circle with nesties and embellished it with lots of bling! I used some more Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP, along with some Old Olive and PTI Aqua Mist. The sentiment is from PTI's 2009 Holiday Tag Collection. I added some fern branches, a PTI button and some white crochet thread to finish it off.
Here is a side view of the shaker card. I like these shaker cards because they are thin, so they would still work well for mailing.
Here is a close-up of this cute piggy and his birdy friend. I colored them with Copics and then colored in the background with BG10 and used my colorless blender to make it swirly and also made some snowy dots too.

Aren't these the cutest little birdies? For my second card, I used the Birdies Make Christmas Cupcake. I swear, I want a cupcake now!
I used some PTI polka dot paper in Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select and Ripe Avocado for this one. I added stitching, Stickles, more snow glitter and lots of bling to make this card pop! The sentiment is from PTI's 2009 Holiday Tags Collection. I just bent it to mimic the arc of the circle. I also used some leaf punches (EK Success & MS) and a PTI button for an embellishment.
Here is a close-up of these busy little birds! Maybe they can come help me finish up all of my holiday decorating and cards! LOL!

Hope you have a fabulous day! ~Tori

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Black Friday Special!

Happy Black Friday to ya! Are you planning on shopping like a maniac today? Not me. I might run to Michael's and pick up a few things with my coupons, but other than that, I am pretty much done with all of my Christmas shopping! I know, I am a little crazy, but most of this month is already scheduled out with holiday parties and school stuff!


Anywho, on to the important stuff!!

Pink Cat Studio is having a Black Friday Special!!

"If you spend $3.00 or more in the digital or rubber stamp stores today then you will receive this new Sugar Plum Fairy digital stamp for free! This special offer will end at midnight EST Fri. Nov. 27th!"

Isn't she just an adorable little thing?

Click --> HERE <-- to shop! Here is a card I made using her:

I used SU papers for this card. I did not have Primas that matched very well, so I airbrushed the purples ones with V06 and sponged Crushed Curry on the yellowish ones. I added some bling to all of the centers - what's a card without the bling, right? The sentiment is one of Melissa's free sentiments!

Here is a close-up of the sugarplum fairy. I inked around the image with some Pumpkin Pie and added Stickles to her wings, skirt and collar. Here is a rundown of the colors I used to color her:

Skin - E00, E000, E0000, R20; Clothes - V000, V01, V06; G20, G99; Hair - Y21, YR15, YR16.

Hope you have a fabulous day shopping! I am hoping to knock out some more projects as well as put up my Christmas decorations! Be sure to stop by PCS' website to grab some goodies and get the SugarPlum Fairy while she is free!

One last thing, this card will be up in my Etsy Store sometime today! ~Tori

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Turkey Day, y'all!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and remembering what they are thankful for. I am so thankful that my family is healthy (even my 4 year old is pretty healthy, despite his asthma issues), happy and able to spend the holiday together. I am also thankful that my nephew came home from Iraq & Afghanistan safe. He was deployed many times over the last 8 years. He just finished his service in the Marine Corps and is now a civilian. I am thankful to the men and women who risk their lives, serving in the military, so that we may live safely in this awesome country! What are you Thankful for?

Today, I have a quick card to share with you. I finally got started on my family Christmas cards! So far, I have made 45, but still have another 70 or so to make. I have to keep it relatively simple when making that many.

I got the idea for this card from Geny Cassady's instructions HERE. I used PTI's Snowflake Serenade stamp set. I have a lot of SU paper left over still, so I used Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock along with matching inks. I also used Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip ink. Lastly, I added some clear Stickles to some of the snowflakes for a little shimmer. I think it is elegant, yet simple - just how I like it when I make multiples of something! I will probably make some other color variations of this card, since I am now out of Navy!

Have a wonderful holiday and do not eat too much! LOL! It's the one day you are supposed to eat too much! Can't wait for all of the yummy food later today! :)

I have a quick poem to share with you that someone emailed me:

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Eat lots and have fun shopping it off tomorrow! ~ Tori

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Warmest Wishes Anyas!

Happy Tuesday Ladies! I know I have not blogged in a bit, but we went to Disney's Animal Kingdom this weekend and then to visit friends in Lake Mary. We had a great time visiting and hanging out as a family. Of course, I cannot be without my Copic markers and images to color! So, I packed some of my fav colors up and off we went. I have been so busy lately, I have been carrying my markers with me everywhere I go! Does anyone else take their stuff with them and work on things? I took them to the Ford Dealership the other day to work on some stuff and got some funny looks!

I am going to share some of the images I made last week with ya today. This is The Greeting Farm's newest Autumn Anya Digi!! Yay - you know how much I {heart} digi's! :) I fell in love with her hair at first sight...and Ugg boots - so cute!
These Miss Anya's remind me so much of my 13 year old daughter, who has long blond hair. In the last year, has become very picky about clothing, hair, etc - oh, the teenage years! She is a sweetie tho - we are very blessed in that regard! This stamp screamed at me since she wants a pair of Ugg-type boots for Christmas (**shhh...she's gettin' some!) Here in FL, it is awfully warm to wear them, but even when it's 85 outside, I see girls wearing them! I used some Basic Grey Eva Paper paired with Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss. The sentiment is from PTI's Holiday Treats Set. Love the sentiments in that set! I used oval nesties, Marvy (snowflake) & SU (ovals) punches as well as a dew drop and some Stickles to complete the card.
Here is a close-up and a rundown of some of the colors I used for her:

Face - E000, E00, R20; Hair - E50, Y21, Y26; Scarf - YG00, G99, G20; Jeans - B91, 93, 95, 97; Jacket - R81, 85 & 89; Boots - E30 & 33. I also airbrushed the background with YG000.

Ok, so you will notice a trend....I used the same image on all of my cards! So, if you did not like Anya , you can stop reading here! LOL!

Ok, now that I know you are still reading, b/c she's too cute to hate, here is card #2!
This is another blond Anya using some Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP along with Pink Pirouette and Old Olive cardstock. This sentiment comes from PTI's '09 Holiday Tag Collection. I used SU's word window and modern label punches for this sentiment and a Christmas Tree border punch from EK Success to go above the strip of houses. I added more snowflakes, Stickles and dew drops to this one too.

For this one, I used the same colors as above, except the background was lightly airbrushed using BG10 and the jacket was colored with RV21 & 29.

For card #3, I made virtually the same card as the first one, using same DP, etc. Except, her hair is a darker blond!
I added a few more snowflakes, Stickles - you get the point!

See her hair? I love this color combo, because it really pops! For her hair, I used: E47, 50, 53 & 59!

Here's #4! I know, I know, you probably never want to see this Anya again by now, but she is just adorable to me. I would finish coloring one and start another one!
For the card, I used some more Eskimo Kisses DP, but paired it with Riding Hood Red and Old Olive this time. I kept the sketch the same (why ruin a good thing, eh?) and just added a simple small Clever Lever snowflake punch and a dew drop.
The colors for this one are the same except for:
Scarf - R32, 35, & 37; Jacket - G20, 94 & 99. I airbrushed the background using BG000 and created dots on her scarf using the colorless blender. I love how the dots turned out.

I hope I did not bore you to tears with my repetitive image and sketch! I will be adding some of these and other cards to my Etsy store soon - hopefully today!
On another note, I got all of my Thanksgiving shopping done this morning! The kids get out early today, so I wanted to finish that and avoid the stores when it will be so crowded! Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Hugs, ~Tori

Friday, November 20, 2009

Merry Christmas, Kitty!

Happy Friday, y'all! It is another warm and sunny day here in N. FL! The weather has been gorgeous lately, but not at all like fall!

Is everyone going to see New Moon this weekend? I would love to, but we have a busy weekend planned. I am sure we will see it next week, while the kids are out of school. My 13 year old daughter is itching to see it! I think she is for 'Team Edward'! She has read all of the books and is quite the guru on all things Twilight. I have not read any of the books, just have not had the time to start them yet. I would like to read them, tho.

I have another Christmas card to share with you today! Pink Cat Studio has released the Christmas Kitty rubber stamps as digi images too! This is the Kitty in Tree image.

This little mischievous kitty is too cute! I am sure she is just straightening the Christmas balls on the tree! I used some more of my Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. I had trouble finding a 'purple' color that would go with this DP, but after consulting one of my favorite guru's Tori Wild, I used Perfect Plum cardstock inked with the matching ink to make it darker. Thanks for the help, girlie! If you have not checked her out, go look - she is uber-talented! I also used Pink Pirouette - one of my favorite pinks ever! Thank goodness I got lots of it while it was still available! The sentiment is, of course, one of PCS' Free Sentiments! Let's face it, Melissa ROCKS! She is so generous and talented and I am so appreciative to be a part of her digi team! For the embellishment, I punched more fern leaves (big surprise there, eh? Hee, hee!) and covered them with Stickles. I also added a PTI button and some white crochet thread. The sentiment was cut using a tag nestie and airbrushed with BG000.Here is a close-up of 'bad kitty'! She is too cute to be bad, eh? Cats are so awesome, I just wish I was not allergic to them. I have terrible allergies and am allergic to most animals, trees, grass, etc.

I colored the image with Copics, masked it and then airbrushed the background. I added more Stickles to the ornaments on the tree.

Gotta run - I have a busy weekend and lots to do before the kiddos get home today! Have a great weekend. If you do see the movie, I would love to know what you think! :) Have a wonderful weekend! ~Tori

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Get Well Soon! - New PCS Release!

Happy Thursday to ya! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! Today, the kids have dental appointments - in and out all at once!

Also, Pink Cat Studio has new digi's available today! Click here to check them out!

My first card uses the Sick Lily Digi Image. I made a card and a tissue holder gift set. I got the idea for this from Stephanie's Blog. She has a video tutorial here.I used some SU Raspberry Lemonade DP along with Melon Mambo, Crushed Cherry and Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I had some SU felt flowers left over from a few years ago - they go perfectly with the Melon Mambo!

Here is a close-up of the card. I used one of Melissa's free digi images. I cut it out using a tag nestie and inked it with Crushed Cherry. I punched a flower with a Marvy punch in Razzleberry and layered it under the felt flower. I added a Basic Grey button and some DMC floss.

Here is what the tissue holder looks like without the belly band. The box holds a Kleenex small tissue pack and can be refilled.

Here is a close-up of our little sickie! :) She's looking a little pale, eh? And her temp is way high! LOL - went a little too far with the red marker!

Here is my second card - Sick Billy. He reminds me of my littlest one who has asthma and is always sick! He is only 4, but spends plenty of time on the couch down and out. I made another card and tissue holder set, but the card has a little surprise!

I dug waaaayyyy back in my stash and found some totally vintage Basic Grey - Dazed and Confused - I swear it was one of the first sets that ever came out! I love this stuff! I used some coordinating Bazzill with the DP. I had a hard time decorating this tissue holder - I could not come up with a boy embellishment, so I figured just leave it plain - my sons would just stand Lego men on top of it anyway! LOL!

Here is my little secret to my card! It holds 2 cup-a-soup packets! I got this idea from Suzanne Dean's post HERE, but modified it to fit the soup packets. This size would also fit cocoa packets like these. They are shorter and wider than the Land-O-Lakes gourmet packets. My dimensions are 8.5 x 8.5 and score at 4" and 4.5" vertically and then follow the rest of her directions.

Here is a close-up of this cutie-pie! I colored him with Copics and then inked around the edges of the circle with some caramel chalk ink.

Off and running! Have a fabulous day! ~Tori

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sending Joy - Betty

Happy Wednesday Ladies! Hope everyone is having a fabulous day! Not too much on tap for me today, just getting my oil changed - fun, fun! Maybe that means I will have some time to stamp today! Yay!
I do have a quick PCS digi card to share with you. This set is also available in rubber. You can find the digi's here and the rubber stamps here.

This is Betty Candy Cane Fairy. Isn't she just magical? I think she is really sweet! I used some more Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP along with some Riding Hood Red and Old Olive. I added some white stitching and used my new "loopy-loop" Martha Stewart border punch. I also used my new Nestie inverted scallop circles and a Nestie tag. Of course, it isn't one of my cards with out using Martha's fern punch! I am in love with it! I added a PTI button and some white DMC floss to finish it off.

Here is a close-up of Betty. I colored her with my Copics, added some white Gel pen to her cheeks and added some fun flock 'fur trim' to her hat and skirt. I added some Stickles to her wand, but it turned out a little gloppy! :( Oh well, she is still too cute! I colored the background using BG10 and then used a colorless blender to make the background swirly and some snowy dots! I did the same thing to the tag.

Gotta run and get that oil changed! LOL! Have a great rest of the day! ~Tori

Monday, November 16, 2009

New PCS Rubber Stamps!

Happy Monday to ya! Hope you had a great weekend! We had a busy one as usual, but all sports are finally over until Spring! On Saturday, we had our final 3 soccer games (went off and forgot my camera.....bad Mommy, bad!) and 2 end of season soccer parties. On Sunday, my daughter finished her Fall Ball season of Lacrosse. She is trying out for Volleyball soon, so maybe sports aren't quite over!

I do not have any cards to share with you today, just a quick post about some new rubber stamps that are now available from Pink Cat Studio!
Aren't they too cute? These include a Lily image and a coordinating sentiment! You can buy them HERE.

I have been working on some new stuff and hope to get it posted soon! I have been busy trying to get my Christmas shopping done and cleaning my house, etc. I am hoping to have more time to stamp now that sports are over and I don't have practices and games 5 days a week!

Have a great night! ~Tori

Thursday, November 12, 2009

PCS Digi Release Thursday Nov 12th

Happy Thursday to ya! Ahhh....I can almost feel the weekend! Today is supposed to only get to 63 degrees, so it will be a little chillier than it has been. Yay, that's what my new fall clothes are for!

It's Pink Cat Studio's Digi Release Thursday again!! Check out what Melissa came up with this week!

She also decided to release the Christmas Kitty set as digi's too! They are available for sale here now!

My first card uses the PenguinsMistletoe image. These two are so sweet! I made a 4.25" square card for this one using more Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP along with some Old Olive and Riding Hood Red. I am so glad I bought about 4 packs of RHR cardstock before it was discontinued - it is one of my favorite reds, ever! I added some zig-zag stitching around the edges of the DP. For the sentiment, I punched some fern leaves (Martha Stewart punch) and used a big red button and some crocheted thread for a bow. I used one of my new Tag Trio Nesties and a PTI sentiment as well. Here is a close-up of the image. I colored it with copics and then added lots of bling and texture. I used BG10 to color the background sky and then used my colorless blender to make falling snow. I used a Copic multiliner to draw in the ground and then I covered the ground with Martha Stewart Snow Glitter. For the Mrs. Penguin, I added Stickles to her fur trim and to Mr. Penguin, I added some Fun Flock to his fur trim and puff on his hat. There is also some stickles on the fern punches.

For my 2nd card, I wanted to do something a little more simple and sleek.
I used some of my leftover MME Christmas DP from last year along with some Blue Bayou and Cream coordinating Bazzill. I adhered the polka-dot paper to the card using some brown zig-zag stitching. The sentiment is from PTI's Holiday Wishes set. I punched some snowflakes using a Marvy punch and added some stickles to them and a dew drop to the center. I sponged a little cream-colored chalk ink from versa-mark around the edges of the image and the sentiment.
Here is a close-up of this cute snowman. He just screamed vintage to me, so that is why I chose the browns and blues. Isn't he so sweet with his birdie friends?

Okay, here is my third card for this week's release. This is the new Santa image. He is so cute and vintage too!
I used some Deja Views cardstock that I have had for a while along with some Bashful Blue cardstock. The sentiment is from PTI's Signature Christmas set. The snowflake accent is made from a Spellbinder Nestie snowflake set. I cut out each one and then airbrushed them while still in the die. I added a blingy brad to the center.
Here is a close-up of Santa and his birdie friend. I sure hope he comes down my chimney and brings me something good this year - how about the new Tony Hawk Ride game for the Wii? Oops....I have to confess, I LOVE to play video games! It's one of the reasons I had kids - so I could play and not seem like a dork! Just kidding - it's just one of the benefits of having kids - we love to play together!

These will be up in my Etsy Store in the next few days.
Have a great day! Ciao, for now! ~Tori