Monday, January 7, 2013

BACraftygirl's Valentine's challenge

So I have been wanting to get the crafty juices flowing, and after I watched this video by BACraftygirl, a youtube channel I love to watch. She does lots of PTI hauls and this month she is sponsoring an inspiring contest.

The main goals of the contest are to make:

1. a valentine treat holder
2. use two or more stamps
3. use NO red or pink

"Hmmmmmm!" I thought to myself as I rubbed my chin in contemplation at this challenge. Valentine's is one of my favorite holidays (any time of year I can get especially giddy over my beloved bf I am a happy camper); and purple, a color that I adore but strangely don't use very much, would be a perfect element to add to this project.

I loved getting a change to break out my new PTI goodies, and utilize some older supplies too! This treat box is a lot of fun to put together. I typically don't like to use ribbon, and I don't have much PTI ribbon, but as it just so happens, I had some plum pudding saddlestitch,

I got a bug up my butt one day to make my own dangly-charms, because all of the others I had found shopping online were either not quite what I wanted, or rather too expensive. The Tim Holtz tiny paperclip holds it quite well!

Happy crafting! I hope everyone is having a great day to start off their week. xoxo

Thursday, January 3, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #98

Howdy doody!! I couldn't resist trying out Betsy's chalkboard technique this week. I didn't really expect to have a finished card at the end of my crafty session, but I am excited to show the end result!

 My white gel pen got really gunky while trying to create the border. But I have tried to craft by one of Melissa Phillips' mantras: "the less perfect, the more homey it feels". Having always adored her style so much, I can definitely take her outlook to heart.

I wanted to mimic the look of a coffee shop sign that I often see on the sidewalks in my town's historic district. I have wanted to use this mug from Candy Cane Christmas forever, haha. 

I'm hoping everyone's New Year is starting out wonderfully. I can hardly believe it's already here! It'll take me months to get used to writing out "2013". Sheesh.

Happy crafting everyone! xoxoxo