Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a peaceful Holiday :) It's hard to believe that this is the last PTI Blog Hop of 2009!!! This special addition of the PTI monthly Blog Hop is all about inspiration! The holiday season will be coming to a close & before we put away all those decorations, Nichole has challenged us to create a card or other type of project that reflects some of the holiday spirit found in our home for our challenge this month!
I LOVE snowmen!!!! One of my MOST cherished holiday decorations is the Snowman cookie jar & mug set that my sweet sister Tina gave me several years ago that you see above in the photograph.
When I first saw the PTI Holiday Button Bits set, I was hooked! I think this snowman image is one of the cutest :) I inked him up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then colored him in using the various Copic markers mentioned in my Ingredients List below.
Although Christmas Day has passed, Winter is here to stay for awhile! Here in Phoenix today we are experiencing sunny blue skies but temps in the High 50's. Brrrr.... There is nothing like a hot steamy mug of Hot Cocoa stirred with a Chocolate Peppermint stick! Yummm... I made this gift set using the FREE MTME © Cutesy Cover template that I cut out using my Cricut Expressions. I custom sized this template to fit on a piece of SU Bashful Blue 12" x 12" cs. The cut measurements were 9.85"W x 11.11"W with the final measurements being 4"W x 5"H x 1.5"D. Perfect to hold these few packets of Hot Cocoa & Peppermint sticks with room to spare! After printing a sheet of the My Time Made Easy Pretty Printable © Throw Me A Line & The 12 Days of Snowflakes digital paper, I cut a few pieces then sewed them on to the large scalloped square.
My Time Made Easy © Pretty Packaging Cutesy Cover template
Stamps: PTI Holiday Button Bits, SU Delightful Decorations, Tags on Board Paper: My Time Made Easy © Pretty Printables Throw Me A Line & The 12 Days of Snowflakes, SU Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & VersaMark, Copic Markers: B32 Pale Blue, YR 68 Orange, C1 Cool Grey, R37 Carmine, Ranger Tim Holtz Antique Photo, SU Bashful Blue Sprinkles: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Spellbinders Scalloped Square, Circles & Circle dies, PTI red button, Making Memories hardware, Offray ribbon, Filigree embossing powder, white button & silver cord from stash