A Note from Brit

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Feeling All Warm and Cozy.

It could be the tons of snow on the ground (the official count is 8 inches!), the space heater at my feet, or the amazing chili that I made for lunch today (my dad's recipe... tastes just like home), but something has got me feeling warm, fuzzy, and ready for the holidays. This is my favorite time of the year, and I'm sooo feeling the love. Here's a card I made to spread the love:
 I stamped my sentiment using words from Lawn Fawn's Cozy Christmas set and went a little crazy with the I (Heart) Hearts set from SU!
 The sentiment was punched out with the Real Estate punch from EK Success. Love! When I had adhered everything, I went back with the smallest heart stamp and some versamark ink and filled up the empty spaces. :)
Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse), Ink- Hero Arts (Hero Hues Chalk Ink in Punch), Tsukineko (Versamark), Colorbox (Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink) and Ranger (Antique Linen Distress Ink), Thread- DMC, Punches- EK Success ( Real Estate Label) and Stampin' Up! (Three Hearts), Stamps- Lawn Fawn (Cozy Christmas) and Stampin' Up! (I (Heart) Hearts), Circle Cutter- Making Memories, Corner Rounder- WRMK.

I have a ton of studying to do tonight for a midterm and some big projects this week, so I need to go get some things done. I also need to record my video tutorial Monday. The card this week is super cute in my head... let's hope it turns out that way. Hehe. Before I go, I wanted to share my Papertrey Ink release favorites. Everything goes on sale at midnight EDT tonight, so it's going to be sooo hard to resist this cuteness for three more days until I get paid. I must wait, though! Here are my top picks:
The entire new Signature Series Line from Dawn McVey. You get one big image and four sentiments in each miniset for 5 dollars. There is a coordinating die for each one for $5, too! I'm definitely going to pick up the Flower and Cupcake Stamp set and the Flower and Butterfly die. Gorgeous!
The entire new banner lineup is a really cool concept, but my little budget won't let me buy it all. Therefore, I'm going to get the most bang for my buck by going with this die for $15. These border strips are 3.75" wide, so they're perfect for cardmaking. It's like getting 5 border punches, only it takes a lot of the work out of it for me. Woot! The tiny banner set that matches also looks really cool, but I'll wait a little bit to see what others do with it first. :)
Fillable Frames #10 by Heather Nichols is a no-brainer. This shape is lovely! Warm Happiness Too is adorable, too. I especially love the color scheme here!
This is what I'm probably the most excited about: the Mat Stack 1 Stamp set. This patterns are stunning, and the way they created this set is genius. You need to see this post by Nichole Heady about it. Woah! The Year of Flowers: Mums is going on my Christmas List. :)
Did I mention how excited for this stamp set I am? Oh boy oh boy! I'm pretty sure I'll pass out from excitedness if they ever announce a Mat Stack 4 stamp set (which it sounds like is in the works). Literally pass out. Haha.

I'm also going to be picking up a couple small packages of cardstock to work on filling in the holes in my collection. I've found myself wanting Lavendar Moon and Ripe Avacado, but I'm fresh out! It's a PTI paper emergency... hehe.

On one last not of enabling... You need to check out the SC sneaks here. The main kit is going to have two SC exclusive papers AND two papers made exclusively for SC by Sassafras. They're all in my favorite colors. Lordy, help me. Such gorgeousness going on here!

I'm off to get some studying and filming done. What do you have your eye on from PTI this month? What's going on your Christmas list?

Love.
Brit

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Hi Brit,

Your card is gorgeous!I'm eyeing some goodies from PTI too...Mat Stack 1 stamps, Take Three die, Scarlet Jewel felt, Beautiful Blooms die, YOF Mums, Signature Series dress form & butterfly stamps & dies, the $7 Banner die (the one with two banner strips...thought it would make nice Jennifer McGuire-ish sentiment banners!), Fillable Frames #10 and summer sunrise, plum pudding and spring rain paper packs. From previous releases, I also want Framed and Calendar Basics and the Christmas Tree die. The cost adds up quickly, but for quality goods, I don't feel bad. Almost everything I buy from PTI is reusable! Sending warm thoughts your way!
Barb