Monday, December 5, 2016

Moments Inked Meal Planner - Holiday Baking

**This is my second post today! If you are looking for my post for Reverse Confetti, please scroll down**


Hello there!  Today I have a bit of inspiration for you using the Papertrey Ink Moments Inked Planner and the new Moments Inked Meal Planner!  I love incorporating the Meal Planner pages into my ring binder to aid in my holiday baking preparations!



First, let me snow you the my week laid out... I love keeping with the color scheme each month, and December's color scheme is a beautiful one!  I'm really enjoying dressing up my pages with a little quick and easy ink blending and some of  my favorite images.  These snowflakes are from Tremendous Treat Christmas.

PTI Moments Inked

I  used an ink blending tool to add some light color to my page, stamped the fun snowflakes, and then got to work filling in my week.  I first added in plan for each type of cookie that I plan to bake each day. I blocked off the bottom half of each column with fun new washi that was just added to the PTI store!  Then, I added the rest of the week's activities using images from Moments Inked: Divided, and Moments Inked: Planner Banners, along with Moments Inked: Everyday Symbols.  Seeing everything laid out will give me a better idea of when I can get my baking in every day.  I chose recipes that I hope will freeze well.  If not, we will have LOTS of cookies to eat in a hurry! 

PTI Moments Inked

Here you can see the adjoining page... I made sure to add my step counts and step goals to the bottom of the column for each day, because with baking comes taste testing, and I have to get my activity in so that I don't gain 10 pounds before 2017.  I used the Moments Inked: Active Symbols.  Such a great set for tracking your fitness goals!

PTI Moments Inked

Enter the meal planner!  Papertrey has recently released a new Meal Planner! I will have a more indepth review for you tomorrow so be on the lookout for that!  The meal planner is available in spiral bound and binder format. Here, I used the binder version so that it could be easily incorporated directly into my weekly planner.


PTI Moments Inked 

With one click of the binder, I have a meal planning insert.  Love it!  I used an insert to keep me on track for which type of cookie I plan to bake each day, where I can locate the recipe, and if I need to defrost dough or prepare ingredients in advance.  This will be especially helpful for those who do a lot of holiday baking to give as gifts, or participate in cookie exchanges, or plan baking as a fun family holiday activity.

PTI Moments Inked 

The amazing thing about the meal planner pages is that they open up to hold all sorts of important lists and info (more on that tomorrow).  Here you can see my grocery list, and errands that I need to run pertaining to my holiday baking, and any important info that I need to keep in mind, like allergy info, who I can to gift cookies to, how many batches I need to make, etc.  And of course, I had to decorate the page!  A bit more ink blending and an adorable little gingerbread man from Tremendous Treats makes things festive and gets me in the holiday baking mood!! :)

PTI Moments Inked


I hope you were inspired by my post today!  Be sure to share your planners with us on Instagram using the hashtag #momentsinked .  We'd love to see how you are using your Moments Inked Planner and Meal Planner! :)


That's all for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)





Countdown to Confetti - Day 1


Hello Hello!  It's that time again!  The Countdown to Confetti has begun!  Over the next few days, we will be sharing all of the new release goodies with you, and the December release will be available in the Reverse Confetti store on December 8th!



Today, we are showcasing my most favorite of the release, Mouse Mail!  It's no secret that I love the critter series from Reverse Confetti, and this is no exception.  These adorable mice are close to the top of my favorites list.  A fast favorite for sure!  Who wouldn't love to see these cuties in their mailbox?!


Mouse Mail

To create my card, I started off with a piece of white cardstock cut to 4" by 5.5". I masked off the bottom of the cardstock and used an ink blending tool to add blue to the sky, then masked the sky area, and sponged green for the grass.  I added a stitched edge to the panel on all four sides using the Edge Essentials Confetti Cuts. I stamped, colored and diecut the adorable images from Mouse Mail and arranged them on the panel, gluing the mailbox with a glue pen and popping the mice up  with foam tape.  I added a few stacks of letters, also from the set, and then added some puffy clouds from the Weather it Together stamp set.  I stamped a sentiment from Mouse Mail on a hand cut banner, and stapled it to the panel, then popped the panel up on a Brick cardstock base using foam tape.

Mouse Mail

That's all for me today!  But be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog to see lots more inspiration from the design team!

Thanks for stopping by! :)



 









Friday, December 2, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello there!  Happy Friday!
Today I will be participating in my friend Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza by sharing a card.
First, let me tell you about the Extravaganza! Here are a few words from Taheerah!
“Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerahare ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!”

And now, my card!!

I started off my card with a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper.  I ink blended a lavender halo of color using Faded Lilac ink.  Then I diecut the paper with the largest die from the Small Dotted Rectangles die set.  I added a hill using the Simple Stitched Hillside borders die.  Then I stamped, colored and diecut images from Baaah Humbug, one of my favorite Lawn Fawn sets.  I popped everything up with foam tape, added a scattering of Mini Snowflakes and some white gel pen accents, and stamped a sentiment from the same set.  Finally, I popped the panel up on a white card base to finish the card.

Advent Extravaganza 2016

Advent Extravaganza 2016


And remember: it’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize in the extravaganza is generously supplied by Technique Tuesday so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.
And don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Happy holidays, friends!

That's it for me today!!  Thanks so  much for stopping by! :)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Reverse Confetti November SFYTT


Hello there!  Today I have a card to share with you for the Reverse Confetti November SFYTT!  Here is this month's sketch:


And here is my card...


November SFYTT

I started off with a white card base.  To that, I added a strip of Warm Hearts patterned paper.  I used the second largest die from the Lacy Scallop Frames Confetti Cuts die set, to cut a frame from Royal Purple cardstock.  Then, I diecut the pinked circle from the Flowers For Mom Confetti cuts from Royal Purple cardstock, and added the inner circle, also from the same die set, which I cut from the Warm Hearts patterned paper pad. I stamped, colored and diecut one of the little penguins from S'more Love, along with his hat and a few snowflakes from the set.  Then, I stamped a sentiment from the set on the banner diecut from the Flowers for Mom Confetti Cuts set.  I popped everything up with foam tape, and added some accents with a white gel pen.

November SFYTT

Be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog for lots more inspiration from the design team, and join us for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!













Friday, November 25, 2016

Lawn Fawn Black Friday Exclusive - Sealed with a Kiss


Hello there!  It's Black Friday, and as a special treat, Lawn Fawn is offering a FREE stamp set with a $35 purchase!  Plus, if your order is $60 or more, you get the coordinating die set!  

Sealed with a Kiss is SO cute!!  It is a great little mini set to use on its own, and it coordinates beautifully with so many other Lawn Fawn stamp sets!

For my card today, I watercolored a background using Tumbled Glass and Broken China distress inks.  When it was dry, I diecut it with the largest die from the Small Dotted Rectangles die set.  I stamped and colored to two little seals using shades of warm grey Copic markers.  I used the rocks from Mermaid for You to perch them on.  I glued the rocks down flat, and popped the seals and speech bubble up with foam tape.  I stamped a sentiment from the set above the seals, and stamped a few tiny hearts from Hello Sunshine in Plastic Flamingo ink.  I popped the panel up on a Narwhal card base, and tied a bow with some Cloudy Lawn Trimmings.

Sealed with a Kiss

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn Blog for lots more inspiration from the design team!  Then go fill up your cart so you can get this adorable little stamp set to add to your collection!!

Supplies:
All listed and linked above

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Reverse Confetti



Hello there! Today I have a tag to share with you for the Reverse Confetti showcase for the 25 days of Christmas Tags, coordinated by Tracey McNeeley!

To create my tag, I started out by diecutting the Topped Off Tag Confetti Cuts from Lime cardstock.  Then, I used the Big Stripes Tag Layer, cut from Brick cardstock.  I stamped, colored and diecut the Santa and Ruldolph from the Jolly Holiday set.  I adhered the striped layer to the tag with a glue pen, then popped Santa and Rudolph up with foam tape.  I stamped and diecut the speech bubble and snowflakes, also from the Jolly Holiday stamp set.  Then, I stamped a sentiment from the same set on a diecut banner, using the banner die from the Flowers For Mom Confetti Cuts, cut from white cardstock.  To finish things off, I added some accents with a white gel pen, and tied on some red and white twine.

25 DAys of Christmas Tags - RC

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)







Friday, November 18, 2016

Lawn Fawn Holiday Inspiration Week


Hello hello!!  Today wraps up Lawn Fawn Holiday Inspiration Week, and it's my turn to share a card with you!  I pulled out some of my Christmas/Winter favorites for this one!!

I started off by stamping and heat embossing the Snowy Backdrops image on watercolor paper with white embossing powder.  Then I used Distress Inks to watercolor the background.  I love how the embossing resists the watercolor!  Then, I used the Leafy Tree Backdrops: Portrait, and cut the tree from white cardstock.  I diecut a hill using the Simple Stitched Hillside borders and glued that to the watercolor piece, then layered the tree on top and glued everything to a card base.  I stamped, colored and diecut my favorite sheep from Baaah Humbug, along with some tree lights and presents.  I glued the tree lights to the tree so that it looked like they were wrapped around the branches.  I popped the sheep up with foam tape, and stamped a sentiment from Snow Day on a handcut banner.


2016 Holiday Inspiration Week

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn Blog for lots more holiday inspiration from the team!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: 
Listed and linked above :)
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