Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thinking of You

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Hello!  I was able to play along with yesterday's Sketch Challenge on SCS!  I decided to use some fun and whimsical images from the My Cute Stamps set Little Forest Friends.  I just LOVE this owl and the fun leaves!  The dp is some My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue and the sentiment comes from the PTI set Up, Up, & Away. 

I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by! 

Stamps:  My Cute Stamps Little Forest Friends, PTI Up, Up, & Away
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Aqua Mist, My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue, DCWV Orange
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink, PTI Summer Sunrise for sponging
Accessories:  Long Rectangle Nestabilities, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, PTI Button and Rustic Button Twine, Summer Sunrise Ribbon, MFT Die-namics Open Scallop Die, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nature Lovers and a Huge Sale!!!

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Hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I've been taking a bit of a blogging break the past few days and I'm trying to get my house ready for a visit from my In Laws!  They will be here on Saturday, and I still have some cleaning and organizing to do:)  I took a break to play with one of my new paper packs from October Afternoon called Campfire.  This darling image from Your Next Stamp called Fhiona and Fhinn Hiking goes perfectly with it!  I also used a sketch from this week's The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #88

Speaking of Your Next Stamp, Karen is holding a Huge Year End Sale!!!  You can check out the details HERE!  The sale ends January 2nd so go take advantage!

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I will be back tomorrow with a fun My Cute Stamps creation that I made for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS. 

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Fhiona and Fhinn Hiking
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, October Afternoon Campfire
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist, Ranger Tea Dye, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, PTI Rustic Button Twine and Dark Chocolate Button, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Dimensionals

Friday, December 24, 2010

PWCO Stamp-Free Friday!

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Hello and Merry Christmas Eve!!!  It's time for another Stamp-Free Friday on the PaperWorks Co. Blog:)  Today I am sharing this project I made using some fab Echo Park Paper Co. A Walk in the Park dp.  LOVE this line!!!  Ok, I love all things EPP.  You can find some of this gorgeous paper HERE at the PWCO store:)  I also used some A Walk in the Park sticker elements and some Oval Nestabilities which you can find HERE.  PWCO carries all sorts of Spellbinders dies!  Here is a peek at the inside:

I found this notepad at Michaels and made a cover for it.  I added a pocket to the left side and put in a little taggie which can also be used as a bookmark.  I have this sitting on my desk for whenever I need to jot down some ideas, or shopping lists, etc.:)

I also forgot to share the project I had on the PWCO blog last week:

I decorated one of these adorable mailboxes that you can usually find in the Target $1.00 bin around Valentine's with some Echo Park Paper Co. Life is Good dp found HERE.  I also added some flowers that I cut with my MFT Flower Trio Die-namics Die, some Light Pink Mini Ric-Rac from Really Reasonable Ribbon, a punched butterfly, bow, and pearls. 

Well we are heading to my parent's house today to spend Christmas with my family.  Tomorrow I will have a tutorial on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog if you want to check it out:)  I hope you all have a



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Few Final Christmas Projects

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Hello!  I have a few final projects to show you that I made this holiday season:)  These are some Gable Boxes that I made for a cookie exchange party I attended.  I made four of these darling boxes using the Able Gable Template from Perfect Presentation as well as this super cute image from Your Next Stamp called Ellie Loves To Bake.  I cut each of the boxes out of some DCWV Printed Cardstock from The Homemade Christmas Stack that I found at Joanns.  The ribbon on this box is some gorgeous May Arts Satin With Grosgrain Moss from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I also used some Cherry Baker's Twine to tie my tag to my bow. 

I won a prize for best display!  I made three little gifts using the Perfect Presentation Squared Template and I also made a sleigh using the Perfect Presentation Template Winter Sleigh.  I cut the gifts out of the DCWV The Homemade Christmas Stack printed cs once again.  Everyone just loved it!!!  Here I am with the other winners:

Can you tell they are sisters? LOL!

Finally I have a few Christmas tags.  I used the PTI sets Holiday Button Bits, Wreath For All Seasons, and Signature Christmas.  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Everybody Loves Christmas.  Love that line! 

That's it for me today.  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Time to Pass the Torch and a Final Farewell Project!

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This is what I will be doing today:)  Why?  Because it's my birthday, it's my birthday LOL!  I wanted to share one last project with you that I made for Amber Ink, and then it's time to pass my blue torch.  I have had soooo much fun this month working with these fab images, and Amber and her mom, Pam, are hilarious and awesome to work with!  I will miss you ladies! 

For my project I used the set You're The Perfect Package which is definitely one of my favorites:)  Isn't she just gorgeous?!  I used my favorite ipaper once again Starburst Blue Tiny Whisper and Snowflake Lace Blue Tiny.  The sentiment comes from the PTI set Signature Christmas.  Here is a little recap of my time with Amber Ink:

Ok, are you ready to find out who I passed the torch to??????  DRUMROLL PLEASE........

Run baby run!  Alyssa and I work together on the Perfect Presentation DT.  Lyss is so creative and never fails to blow me away with her out of the box thinking.  She is a huge inspiration to me and  I know that she is going to rock these fab Amber Ink images!  What are you waiting for, go check out her blog!!!

I have a busy day today, followed by dinner with friends and then maybe a movie.  I really want to see Black Swan.  Psychological thrillers are my fave:)  Have a WONDERFUL day and thank you so much for stopping by!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Love Birds

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Hello!  I want to apologize for being a horrible blogger this week!  My little 3 y.o. has been really sick with a fever and not sleeping well, therefore, the rest of the house has not been sleeping well.  Turns out he has Strep Throat so he is now on antibiotics and doing better:)  I'm just praying the rest of the house doesn't come down with it!  I really want to have a healthy Christmas break! 

I thought it would be fun to create a sweet little Valentine for today.  I just adore these images from the My Cute Stamps set Elegant Birds.  I decided to use both birds from this set and make them look like little love birds:)  The dp is PTI Simple Valentine and I used some fabulous Cotton Candy Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon to hang the cage and to tie my tag to my button.  This GORGEOUS show stopper sheer ribbon is some Sheer White Organza w/ Satin Edge and Silver Accents.  Don't you just LOVE IT!!!  It's super inexpensive and oh so BEAUTIFUL!!!  I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #104 for my layout.

I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!  I'm going to try to finish up my Christmas cards and get them sent out (yes I am waaaay behind with everything this year!)  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  My Cute Stamps Elegant Birds, PTI Tiny Treats: Valentine
Paper:  Pure Poppy, PTI Simple Valentine dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Pure Poppy for sponging
Accessories:  RRR Cotton Candy Baker's Twine, Sheer White Organza w/ Satin Edge and Silver Accents, Spellbinders Tags Trio, PTI Raspberry Fizz Button, Sewing Machine, Nestabilities Labels 8, Dimensionals. Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #32 and Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Sponsored by The Cutting Cafe

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Hello!  I have two projects to share with you today!  The first one is for the Your Next Stamp Challenge #32~PARTY!!!  You can make anything related to a party~invites, decorations, favors, you name it!  I was dying to ink up this super adorable Birthday Surprise Fhiona once again!  I just LOVE her!!!  I paired her with some fun Kaisercraft Hippy Girl dp and this week's Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #86.  The sentiment comes from the Verve set Big Wish. 

This challenge will run for 3 weeks over Christmas break and you can link your Party creations HERE

Next up I have a cute project for the new Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge sponsored by The Cutting Cafe!  We have an inspiration photo for this challenge:

I pulled out the silver and the gold from the photo, and turned this adorable Gingerbread Boy from The Cutting Cafe into a cute little ornament: 

My daughter just loved this little guy, and immediately put it on her tree in her room:)  Wouldn't this be so cute as a tag too!  I love the sparkle and shimmer in the inspiration photo so I used some GORGEOUS Silver Shimmer Satin Ribbon to tie my bow, as well as some fabulous White Glitter Ric Rac which I LOVE:)

We hope you'll play along with us for your chance to win some wonderful prizes from Really Reasonable Ribbon and from The Cutting Cafe!  Just check out the details HERE!

Whew, that was a long post!  Thank you for hanging in there and for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Wednesday:)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Last Week With Amber Ink

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That's right.  My reign as Torchbearer is coming to an end:(  Are you curious to see who I'm passing the blue torch to?  You will find out next Monday, December 20th (which happens to be my birthday;)  I have a couple more cards to show you today using these super fun images. 

My first card combines two sets~ Hostess With The Mostess, and the gifts come from 'Tis The Season To Be Pretty.  I just love that the AI sets come with so many images, and they are so fun to mix and match!  I used some fabulous Holiday Cheer Red ipaper (my printer will not print red for some reason, so it looks more burgandy) as well as some gorgeous Crochet Lace and 1/2" Pink Wrinkled Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon

My next card using the super adorable and fun set Fish Wishes!  I just adore this little puffer fish and this sentiment!  I once again used some gorgeous ipaper~Snowflake Lace Green Tiny, and added some Tiny Bubbles embossing to the red panel. 

I will have one more Amber Ink creation for you next Monday for my send off.  Thank you so much for taking time to stop by today!  I know everybody is in rush mode trying to get everything done!!!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!

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Hello!  It's the 13th of the month which means we are hopping with some projects from this month's Ribbon Club Assortment!  You can join the Ribbon Club for only $9.00 a month and that includes shipping!  Trust me, it is so fun to receive gorgeous ribbon in the mail on a monthly basis!!!

Don't you just love these different shades of brown!  GORGEOUS!!!  If you are hopping with us today, then you should have arrived from Aphra's amazing blog.  To start at the beginning go to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  I'm still totally in Christmas Card mode so this is what I came up with:

I think I've found some of my new favorite ribbon.  This  Satin/Grosgrain Double Band Brown Ribbon from May Arts is soooooo yummy!!!  It matches PTI Dark Chocolate perfectly and is so awesome to work with!  You have got to check out all of the colors that this stuff comes in!  Oh my goodness they are so bright and beautiful and I want them all!!!  You can find them HERE!  My image is the uber adorable Ellie Loves to Skate from Your Next Stamp, and the dp is American Crafts Merrymint.  I used Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #134 for my layout. 

I also need to tell about some Awesome Blog Candy that Bonnie is giving away.  You will find it HERE at the RRR Blog:) 

There is also a fabulous sale going on at Your Next Stamp!  So if you really like this Ellie Loves to Skate or any of the other YNS images, they are on sale through Wednesday HERE!

Ok, now it's time to hop on over to Connie's Beautiful Blog!  Make sure you leave comments along the way for your chance to win your very own Ribbon Club Assortment:)  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Ellie Loves to Skate
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, American Crafts Merrymint dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Bermuda Bay for sponging
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches, Button, EK Success Snowflake Border Punch, CB Snowflake Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities, Dimensioanls, RRR Satin/Grosgrain Double Band Brown Ribbon

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ahoy Matey!

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Hello and happy Saturday!  I'm so excited to show you my first project for My Cute Stamps!  I couldn't wait to ink up this adorable pirate from the set Pirate Boy~LOVE HIM!!!  We have 3 little boy birthdays within this next week to attend, so I was definitely in need of a boy card:) 

I always find it a little difficult to embellish boy cards, but for this one I used some awesome Jute String from Really Reasonable Ribbon, as well as a button with some Licorice Baker's Twine.  I think they make the perfect accents!  The dp is from the DCWV pack All About Boys. 

Really Reasonable Ribbon also has some FABULOUS Blog Candy up for grabs which you can see HERE!  You won't want to miss your chance to win!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Stamps:  My Cute Stamps Pirate Boy
Paper:  PTI Pure Black, SU Brocade Blue, DCWV All About Boys dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Bashful Blue for sponging
Accessories:  RRR Jute String and Licorice Baker's Twine, Button, MFT Die-namics Open Scallop Border die, Sewing Machine, Oval Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Friday, December 10, 2010

What? No Stamps!

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That's right!  Fridays are now called Stamp-free Friday on the Paper Works Co. Blog.  I think I had a small panic attack when Peggy told me I would be posting on Fridays in December and that this is what the theme would be!  I'm definitely not used to making anything without stamps, but ended up having a lot of fun!  I used some of my favorite holiday dp from Echo Park Paper Co. called Everybody Loves Christmas which you can find HERE at the PWCO store:)  I used some fun Dew Drops to decorate my tree, and the sentiment comes from the journaling cards sheet found HERE.  I cut my snowy hills out of white cs, and added some Stickles to the edges for some sparkle.  To finish it off I added lots of stitching:)  That was it!  Very quick and simple! 

So do you have any fun weekend plans?  Tonight we're going to go see some Florida snow which is basically soap bubbles being blown out of a fan LOL!  Tomorrow night I'm going with my girlfriend to see Love and Other Drugs.  Has anybody seen it?  I think it looks really good!  I'll be back tomorrow with my Really Reasonable Ribbon post and my first project using My Cute Stamps!!!  I hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for stopping by!

Paper:  SU Pretty in Pink, PTI Pure Poppy, Echo Park Paper Co. Everybody Loves Christmas
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Dew Drops, EPP Sticker and Journaling Elements, Stickles, Dimensionals

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

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Hello!  Baby It's Cold Outside!  I think I need to brew up some yummy hot chocolate for myself this morning:)  This is the card I had posted on the PaperWorks Co. Blog yesterday to introduce myself and my style.  Thank you so much for all your sweet comments and congratulations!  I used this darling digi image from C. C. Designs called Cocoa Emma.  I paired her with some Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly dp and a sentiment from the PTI Holiday Button Bits.  I just love PTI sentiments:) 

So is anybody watching The Sing Off?  Man I just love that show!  So much talent!!!  I'm pretty sure Committed is going to win it all.  Well that's it for me today.  I'm headed out in the cold to run some errands.  Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for taking time to stop by!

Stamps:  C. C. Designs Cocoa Emma Digi, PTI Holiday Button Bits
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly
Ink:  Copics, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Circle and Lacey Circle Nesties, Sewing Machine, MS Large Snowflake Punch,  Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #31~CAS Christmas + More Exciting News!!!

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Hello!  It's time for another Your Next Stamp Challenge, and this time the super talented Jenny has challenged us to create a Clean and Simple Christmas project!  I decided to pull out these fun lights from the Light Up The Holidays set.  This card was so quick and easy to put together and I really love it!  I used dp from Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly, some fabulous 3/8" red gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and a sentiment from the PTI Holiday Button Bits set. 

As always we have two prizes for you to win:

1. Winner – one lucky winner will be chosen by to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!

2. Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by the YNS DT, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! [NB You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize].

We can't wait to see your fabulous CAS Christmas creations!!! 

Now for my exciting news!  I am now a member of the PaperWorks Co. DT!!!  I love Rachelle Anne Miller images, so I am super pumped to be able to work with them, and for this wonderful company!  You can read my debut post HERE on the PWCO Blog:)

Ok, that's it for me.  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Light Up The Holidays, PTI Holiday Button Bits
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Cosomo Cricket Jolly by Golly dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, RRR Gingham Ribbon, MFT Die-namics open scallop die, Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cookin' It Up Amber Ink Style-A Holiday Blog Hop!

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Hello! Welcome to the Amber Ink Holiday Blog Hop!  If you'd like to hop along with us, then start with our Ambassador of Awesomeness~Shannan Teubner!  If you are already participating in the hop, then hopefully you arrived here from Julia's fab blog!  There are some yummy prizes hidden along the way, so make sure you leave comments:)

We have been busy cooking up projects using a recipe that Pam a.k.a. incredimombo gave us (Pam is Amber's mom:)  The recipe is this:

Two colors from the same color family and a hint of another color plus any neutral along with 7 "procedures".  Since I'm here to represent Team Blue, this is what I came up with:

I went with my favorite blue ipapers~Starburst Blue Tiny Whisper, Snowflake Lace Blue Tiny, and Snowflake Lace Blue Tiny Hint.  The image comes from the adorable and super fun digi set Fish Wishes (also available as a clear stamp set).  Isn't he too cute???  So here is my recipe:

Three ipapers
Oval Nestabilities
Martha Stewart Border Punch
CB Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder
=7 ingredients!

I also used the layout from this week's Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #85.
Ok, now it's time to hop on over to Taylor's beautiful blog where I'm sure you'll find more wonderful goodies:)  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Stamps:  Amber Ink Fish Wishes Digi, PTI Holiday Button Bits
Paper:  PTI White, Pure Poppy, Amber Ink ipaper Starburst Blue Whisper, Snowflake Lace Blue Tiny, and Snowflake Lace Blue Tiny Hint.
Ink:  Copics, SU Basic Black
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Border Punch, CB Tiny Bubbles EF, Oval Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wishing You Peace, Love, and Joy & Baby Book

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Hello!  This is the project I have posted today on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  I can't stay away from this GORGEOUS Shimmer Satin Ribbon!  I just love this stuff:)  For my card I used this super sweet image  from the Snowbaby Collection at Belles 'n Whistles called Catch-a-flake Snowbaby.  One of the great things about the Snowbaby Collection is that 10% off the proceeds go towards Breast Cancer Research!  The dp from Echo Park Paper Everybody Loves Christmas and the sentiment is from the PTI set Tree Trimming Trio.  I used last week's Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #84 for my layout. 

Since I didn't have a chance to post my most recent baby albums yesterday, I'll share some pics today:

I sell these books for $40.00 plus shipping, and I usually use different dp, etc. on each one.  My friends usually tell me what colors they would like, or if there is a theme they have in mind.  If you are interested just e-mail me and I'll see what I can do:)  I am now working on a couple of girl ones, which to me are a little more fun because I can add flowers, butterflies, etc.:)

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  We are heading to a Christmas parade today, and then a little more shopping.  We are almost done! 


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Some Exciting News!!!

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I made the My Cute Stamps DT!!!  I am soooo excited, because I think these stamps are sooooo super cute, and the other members of the DT are AMAZING!  I have them listed on my sidebar if you want to check it out.  I can't wait to receive my stamps and start playing!  I know you'll love them as much as I do:) 

Sorry I've been a bad blogger this week.  I had an order for FIVE of my baby chipboard albums!  I have three of them done, and two to go.  I will show you some pictures tomorrow.  If any of you are interested in having me make one for you just shoot me an e-mail and I'll see what I can do.  They seem to be very well received baby gifts:)  I'm off to finish a project I started for my Really Reasonable Ribbon post on Saturday.  I can't wait to show you the ADORABLE image I used!!!  Have a great night!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #87~ Sponsored by Amber Ink!

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Hello and happy hump day!  Amber Ink is sponsoring this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge so I had to play along:)  Isn't this cupcake gorgeous, and so elegant!   I tried to keep my card simple and elegant and this is my result:

I used this fabulous tree from the Amber Ink set 'Tis The Season To Be Pretty.  You can win this set just for playing along, plus $5.00 worth of ipaper!!!  I added some Stardust Stickles and some Rhinestones for a little bling, and a sentiment from the PTI set Big & Bold Holiday Wishes. 

It's early day so I've got to go pick up kids from school!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day:)


Monday, November 29, 2010

Perfect Presentation Holiday Gift Ideas!

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Hello!  Today the Perfect Presentation DT is showing off some fabulous holiday gift ideas, so you won't want to miss out!  I can't wait to see what these amazingly clever ladies came up with myself:)  I decided to use one of Leigh Ann's brand new templates called Favor Box II.  I love this template!  I chose to decorate mine like a regular gift box but you can decorate it like a little house (see Leigh Ann's version HERE!)  You can add the roof or leave it off if you'd like.  I chose to add it because I just think it's super cute:)

I have a couple of ornament exchanges coming up next month, so I thought it would be fun to make a little ornament gift box.  I love ornaments, and I especially love Lenox ornaments:)  This cutie was in a box that I picked up at Macy's for 50% on Black Friday.  I cut the box out of SU Cherry Cobbler cs which matches nicely with the Merry Christmas dp from Echo Park Paper Co.  The tree is from the PTI set Tree Trimming Trio and the sentiment is from PTI's Big & Bold Holiday Wishes.  The gorgeous bow is some scumptious May Arts Ivory Silk from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Well it's time to go get some more inspiration from the rest of the DT!  Just click on their names for more holiday gift ideas:

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day:)

Stamps:  PTI Tree Trimming Trio, Big & Bold Holiday Wishes
Paper:  SU Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, PTI Dark Chocolate, Echo Park Paper Co. Merry Christmas
Ink:  SU Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
Accessories:  Perfect Presentation Favor Box II svg file, RRR Silk Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals

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