Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year, Y'all! I know I have been MIA for quite some time, but I have been out of town. We went to PA to visit my in-laws for 8 days. It was lots of fun as there was 20 inches of the white stuff on the ground when we landed! The kids had a blast! I will post some pics of them playing in it another day. Other than that, I was working on a baby shower scrapbook for my cousin's wife. I had to take it with me to PA, so I was busy working on it before I left.

I wanted to do one final re-cap of some cards and tags I made to Christmas presents. This first one was really quick - I used a stamp from PTI's 2009 Holiday Tag Collection.
I stamped it in Ripe Avocado and added the red rhinestones. The background stamp is from Hero Arts. I stamped it in Pure Poppy and layered it on some pure poppy cardstock. I ran my Ripe Avocado panel through my CB for some texture and added some red grosgrain and stitching as well.

For my second project, I made another quick tag using the same PTI set.
This little goodie package has 3 chocolate dipped biscotti's as well as a small key chain Starbucks gift card tucked into the tag! I used some Jolly By Golly Paper from Cosmo Cricket and used my deckled edge scissors and then inked the edges with some brown ink. I stitched it to my olive panel. The image was stamped onto Very Vanilla with Pure Poppy ink and also inked with brown around the edges. I added some clear bling to the middle of each snowflake. I added a small swatch of more JBG paper and some olive twill ribbon. The whole package was tied up with some Pure Poppy Dotted Ribbon from PTI.

My last project to share with you is a gift card holder. I used more Eskimo Kisses DP from Basic Grey and a super-cute digi Christmas Frog image from PCS!
I drew in the ground around him and added some glittery 'snow' to the ground and some fun flock to his hat! All of the snowflake punches are from Martha Stewart. I added some large clear bling to the centers. The sentiment is from PTI's Tree Trimming Trio set. I cut it out with nesties and then airbrushed it with some BG10 Copic ink.
As you can see in the close-up, I masked off Santa Froggie and airbrushed around him too!

That's all for tonight! Be sure and check back later this week - I will have some new PCS digi sneak peeks on the 6th! You will not want to miss these!

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday! I am partied and holiday'd OUT! It was such a whirlwind trip visiting with all of my hubbies family and then getting back home 2 days ago and doing Christmas again at home! I am still in my PJ's (yikes) - having a hard time getting back into the swing of things! I wish everyone a Happy & Healthy 2010! ~Tori


Marie B. said...

Hiya Tori! I'm glad your kids enjoyed all our snow up here in PA...I wish I enjoyed it as much as I used to! :) Just wanted to stop by and tell you how cute I think your cards are! :)

Marie B. said...

Hi Tori! Thanks for your comment on my blog...being a more seasoned blogger, d'ya have any tips for me? Anyhow, we live in South Central PA, about 60 miles from State College. I think I went to college with someone from Downingtown---ya know, 10 years ago!;)

Melisa Waldorf said...

Girl these are awesome! Thanks soooo much for having us over, I really enjoyed it!