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

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Another Birthday Post!

Happy Tuesday! It looks like we will get some rain over the next few days from Tropical Storm Ida. I have another post with some birthday stuff to share with you today. No, it's not for me! Hee hee!

It's actually for my BFF, scrappy friend and neighbor, Dee! Happy Birthday, chick!
I hope you have a fabulous birthday today!

I am sure she will get a big kick out of this since she gave me the brand-spankin' new Basic Grey DP - Nook & Pantry along with matching buttons and brads! She ROCKS!!
Well, I could not wait to bust it open and use it! I used one of Lauren Meader's brand new Cash or Charge Timeless Template to make a gift card holder. There is a goodie inside - hee, hee!
Here is a close-up of the card. I used a cupcake stamp from a Hero Arts set. The sentiment is from Amy R's Birthday Sentiments. I colored the cupcake with R00, R01, R02, R05, E43, E47, YG17 & E50. This paper is so yummy! I used some Wild Wasabi along with the BG DP. I used some SU punches for the sentiment.
Here is a close-up of the gift card holder. I think it turned out cute! I used more DP from the same Basic Grey pad, more Wild Wasabi paper and ribbon and another Amy Sentiment.

Sorry for the short post today - got a busy day today! Have a great day! ~Tori

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Monday to ya! Hope y'all had a great weekend. Yesterday was my birthday and it was nice to just relax and hang out with my family! I did get a chance to work on some birthday cards this weekend. I am trying to refill my stash of cards and add some new stuff to my Etsy store.

I love, love, love this Bella (EmmyBella) for birthday cards! She is so fashionable and fabulous!
I always pair her with one of Amy R's birthday sentiments. This sentiment set is so versatile! I pulled out some more Basic Grey Indian Summer, some Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette cardstock for this card. The ribbon is PTI Berry Sorbet. I am addicted to this set of Nesties! I have used it a lot lately. The scallop border punch is Martha Stewart.
Here is a close-up of Bella. I colored her with my Copics and paper pieced the shopping bag. I masked her and airbrushed the background with some R20 copic ink.

For my second card, surprise....I used EmmyBella again! LOL!
I used more BG Indian Summer. I have really had a hard time using this paper - it is beautiful, but when I would sit down to use it, I struggled matching it up with cardstocks and getting the patterns to gel with each other. Do you ever have that problem? Well, I decided to face it head on and challenge myself to use it up! I know this sounds bad, but I will be a little relieved when my 6x6 pad is gone! I really do like the colors, etc - it has just been my nemesis! I have been lurking around to see how others are pairing it up for inspiration. So, for this card, I paired these patterns with some PTI Berry Sorbet paper (but Cameo Coral is a good match too) and ink and some Chocolate Chip. Dark Choc from PTI is a great match too - just trying to use up my SU stuff first! I added some fern leaves, a PTI Chocolate button and one of my hand-crocheted flowers - getting low on these too - need to make more!
Here is a close-up of this Bella. I colored her clothes the same as the first card, but sponged Berry Sorbet around the image and added some Liquid Glass to her purse for more fabulousness!

Supplies: Stamps - EmmyBella (StampingBella), Sentiment (Amy R - All That Scraps); Paper - Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Berry Sorbet, Stamper's Select White (PTI), Basic Grey Indian Summer; Ink - Copics, Memento, Berry Sorbet; Accessories - Copic ABS, button (PTI), Berry Sorbet ribbon (PTI), fern & scallop border punches (Martha Stewart), linen thread (SU), crocheted flower (hand-made), Tag & Labels 4 Nesties, Liquid Glass (CTMH)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

PCS Digi Release Thursday!

Happy Thursday Morning! Hope everyone is doing well today! It is supposed to be beautiful here in sunny FL! I am hoping to open my window and get crackin' on some new images and cards!

Today, Pink Cat Studio is releasing new Digi images! Go --> HERE <-- to check out the new stuff!
Also, Melissa decided to release the Itty Bitty Christmas set as digi's too! Aren't these little sweeties too adorable?

For my first card, I used the new PCS_BirdsMakeCupcake image for this one.
I whipped up this little 'cupcake' pretty quickly. I colored the image with my Copics and used my Circle Nesties to cut out and layer it. I sponged some Pink Pirouette around the edges of the sentiment and image. Of course, this is one of Melissa's new FREE digi sentiments! She is awesome to make these available for free! I had to pull out some of my Urban Prairie DP from Basic Grey for this card - it has to be one of my all-time favorite paper lines! I used some Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze to compliment the DP. I added a prima, some fern leaves (MS punch), and a BG pink pearl to embellish the sentiment.

Look Ma, NO sewing! Can you believe it? It has become one of my favorite embellishments, but my hubby gets upset when I do it during his beloved World Series game! LOL! (he watches TV with me in my studio at night) Men and Sports....I have enjoyed watching the Phillies play, though. I like post-season playoffs for most sports. I think there is more on the line, so it is more exciting!
Here is a close-up of my coloring - these little birdies are just, plain adorable! If you look closely at the cherry on top, I applied some Liquid Glass to it to make it shine!

For card #2, I used the BillyRidesPolarBear image. Isn't he sweet? I swear, my 6 year old, has a sweet face like this! I know, I know... I am his Mommy and I am supposed to say things like that, but it really is true! My 3rd punk - the 4yr old has a very mischievous look on his face most days, so you would not catch me saying that about him! LOL! He is a sweetie too, but also very headstrong!

Anywho, I dug deep into my stash and pulled out some Basic Grey Blitzen! (Goin' Old Skool!) I was so in love when this line came out eons ago, that I bought 2 fulls 12 x 12 sets! I still have lots of certain sheets left! Old Olive and Riding Hood Red cardstock goes great with this DP. I used my oval & ribbon tag trio nesties and another Free sentiment! I airbrushed the label with some B91 ink. Here is a close-up of my coloring. I think he turned out pretty cute! To make his fur trim look a little fluffy, I used my Copic colorless blander and used a circular motion to pull up some of the color. I really did not want to use any fluff or bling on a boy card! My 6 yr old would probably set me straight if I did! I did sneak in some stitching, though!

For card #3, I used the LilyRidesPolarBear image.I got the idea for this card from Debbie's (Thinking Inking) post here. I layered some Bo Bunny DP from last year and stitched the hills. (I did it in-between innings, so my hubby could not complain! LOL) I used some Ocean Tides and Kraft cardstock to accompany this DP. Isn't the tag cute? Of course, it is another one of those Free sentiments! I sponged some Ocean Tides ink around the edges and added some Ocean Twill ribbon too.
Here is a close-up of Lily. I colored the image with Copics and cut it out. I added some glitter to all of her fur trim to make it shimmery - I just love some sort of bling or shimmer on all of my cards!

Gotta get some stuff done! I am so glad the weekend is almost here! Sunday is my birthday (30-something) and my parents are coming over on Saturday night for dinner. My Mom is cooking steak au poivre - one of my favs! Med-Rare and with some mushrooms in the sauce of course! Yum-O! I am hungry just thinking about it! Well, I will let ya chew on that morsel! Hugs, ~Tori

Henry Anderson Memorial fund

This week has been a very sad one as Pink Cat Studio DT member Sarah Anderson’s 3 year old son Henry passed away. Little Henry was unable to overcome a virus that made him ill last week.

Lorie Ames has organized a way to donate for a memorial for Henry. Henry loved his local zoo and visited it almost every day in the summer. As a memorial, trees will be planted there in his honor. Melissa at Pink Cat Studio has created a digital stamp to help raise funds for a tree for Henry. All proceeds from the sale of the digi stamp, minus Paypal costs, will go towards the tree. If you would like to donate towards the tree, please visit this webpage to purchase the digi stamp:

Another way to donate to the memorial is to print out this form and mail in your donation directly:

Please write on the form that the donation is for Sarah Anderson’s son Henry. Once all of the money is collected, a tree and location will be selected. If you have questions about the form please contact Lorie Ames. Lorie will be in contact with Sarah along this memorial journey to ensure that her wishes are followed.To contact Lorie, please visit her blog at

If you don’t know Sarah and would like to learn more about her, please visit her blog: Thank you for your help to raise money for a tree for Henry.


Monday, November 2, 2009

PTI Tree Trimming Trio

Happy Monday, y'all! Hope you had a Happy Halloween. We had a jam-packed weekend and I am still tired despite getting an extra hour of sleep! On Friday night, some neighbors had a block party. The kids had a lot of fun running around and playing with their friends. At 1:00 AM some kids decided to do a Ding-Dong-Dash prank and wake us up! Luckily, it only woke up my hubby and I! Still, we had trouble going back to sleep! We had to get up early on Saturday for soccer games and then Trick-or-Treating of course on Sat night! On Sunday, our immediate neighborhood had a block party and 140 people showed up! The kids had so much fun and fell into bed at 7:00 PM - YAY!

Onto the important stuff! :) I made a few new Christmas cards using PTI's Tree Trimming Trio set.
Yes, I decided to use more non-traditional Christmas colors! These colors reminded me of the cute colored tinsel trees you can buy - so bright!
For the background paper, I used PTI's new Giga Guidelines set - I am in LOVE with this new set! For this card, I used Hibiscus Burst paper, buttons, ribbon and ink as well as Vintage Cream, Kraft and Dark Chocolate. I used some brown thread to add some stitching around all of the edges. The sentiment is from PTI's Signature Christmas set.

For this card, I used some Ocean Tides paper, ribbon and ink as well as some Aqua mist buttons, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream and Kraft paper. I also used another one of the sentiments from the Signature Christmas set.

These were relatively simple cards to make. I am thinking of using something similar for my Christmas cards - I have to make around 100, so it will be something more simple!

Have a wonderful day! I have to get cleaning - my hubby's new boss will be at our house on Thurs and Friday! My hubby works out of the house and they are going to be going over administrative stuff for his new sales position. Yikes, I want it to be nice and clean! :)