Inspirational Snowmen - December PTI Blog Hop 50

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, December 26, 2009 @ 3:05 PM | , , , , ,

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.

Here is MY take on these adorable Snowmen:

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.

For a bit of distressing, I dabbed on Ranger Tim Holtz Antique Photo ink in various places including the tips of the double layered Martha Stewart snowflakes! Thanks for hopping by! Can't wait to see all the other inspirational creations :) Be Sweet!

Ingredients Used:

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

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50 Sweet Comments So Far:

Jamie said...

Very pretty! I love snowmen also, they are good all winter long not just for christmas!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very, very nice!!!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Wow, Mona - perfect interpretation of your very cute snowmen!

Marge said...

Yep, perfect interpretation! I just wish you could send a bit of that hot cocoa down 'Copa way -- brrr -- 50's are too chilly for my ole bones!!!

Rosanne said...

Oh this is just toooo cute!!! I always love red and turquoise together!

Tricia said...

How sweet! Literally!! LOL!

Moriah said...

Great job!

Rebecca said...

GORGEOUS project, great inspiration :-) too!

ashjoy said...

They are made for each other! Awesome job!

Sue Lelli said...

This is so pretty! LOVE the snowman with the button and love the 3-D snowflakes with the brads!!!

Samantha Johnson said...

i also love snowmen! so this card is tops with me.

Linda said...

Lovely interpretation of your inspiration piece. Way to meet a challenge!

pattylt said...

I love your use of Lauren's new template. I just may CASE this. Love the idea of cocoa and peppermint sticks inside, too. Cute as can be!

Liz said...

Absolutely Perfect!

Karen said...

This is just great! I love everything about it.

lynn said...

i have to check out lauren's site later-thanks for the link! love, love, love the cute box!

Yolanda said...

Really cute little snowman! Love your DP and the vintage look! Way to go Mona!

RobinH said...

Great inspiration and I love how you implemented it! So adorable!

Dana said...

Very cute! Great job with the challenge, Mona :)

Beth said...

I loving your template projects! This one is so cute. I love your inspiration item!

Kay said...

Wowza! This is a fabulous project! I love the layout, the colors, the stitching, everything!
By the way, if you ever get tired of that absolutely adorable cookie jar, please let me know!

Lori said...

That set is so cute as is your card!!

BethieJ said...

MONA... I LOVE it.. the darling set from your sister and your BEAUTIFUL creation... so BUMMED I forgot about the blog hop.. but at least I can still hop right.. :)
Happy New Year!

Terri said...

Those snowmen your sister gave you are very cute and so is your project! Nice job!

Yesnir said...

Really adorable box Mona! I love the snowflakes and your snowman!

Sierra said...

That is the cutest hot cocoa set! Where did your sister find that? Your template box is just as cute! I love the Pretty Printable Paper you used! It works so well! TFS!

ScrappyFelicia said...

Gorgeous and adorable! I love your inspiration idea! Great job!

Pammy said...

Great job, Mona! This is such a cute idea! I love your mugs and I really love your template box! That button is such a nice touch to go with the stamp! Glad to see you hopping tonight!

christy compton hall said...

This is exquisite and I will SO be coming back to check this out in detail later. I'm really into these colors too. Great to see Lauren's shop is up!

Alison said...

Yummy hot chocolate and cute mugs! I love this sweet little gift box! Great job with the design! Love that paper! I'm must check it out!!!

Nerina said...

This is really gorgeous! I love your snowmen cookie jar and mugs - and really LOVE the way you interpeted them in your card - great colours and layout!

Lisa Kind said...

This is so sweet, Mona, and I love your inspiration pieces! But, alas, I am not feeling sorry for you because your low temp is in the 50's! Our high today is about 35 so no sympathies for you today...sorry! :-( LOL!

Happy New Year, my friend!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - Mona - this snowmen set is the cutest!!! I love your inpiration idea too...awesome gift box!!! The colors are rockin'!!!

Happy New Year!!! Hugs ~S~

MeredithS said...

Awesome project! Your inspiration snowman is almost as cute as your stamped one!

Nancy L. said...

so cute!

Shana said...

That is an adorable cookie jar and mug set. I'd be tempted to leave it out year round. Your card is super adorable too.

Julie said...

REALLY REALLY Cute! I love snowmen! Great job, Mona!

Kim said...

Mona, first, thanks for your kind thoughts and prayers you left for me on my blog. It means so much to me! :)
This snowman set from your sister is so charming! I'm a snowman fan too! your little gift set is so very scrummy! love the button snowman, he is darling! Your set is a reflection of the warm tender love you hold in your inspiration set! Big hugs....
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Mo Hernandez said...

I love this project! Your snowman stamp is adorable! Your sister did well with your snowman set! TFS!

peggysue said...

This is the cutest!!! Loving the colors, the layout, everything! Send it my way and I won't complain I'll hug that little snowman until he melts.

Mandy Gwelton said...

Love the cute snowman stamp all dressed up by your Copic coloration! Too cute. This template is so perfect for small chocolate goodies! I love how you stitched the panel and the snowflakes are perfect! Great job! TFS!

Trisha said...

Great job on this challenge! You chose such a nice inspiring piece! Your snowman stamp is so cute and adorable!

Katie Cotton said...

this is just so sweet! i love it!

Caroline said...

Mona, this is really cute! You made a great choice for your inspiration. I'd love to find a mug set like that! You template box is adorable! You do such great work!

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Very cute, Mona!! I love how you used the cookie jar and mug set for your inspiration. You matched up the colors perfectly. I love the snowman you used too.

Sensible said...

Perfect inspiration and matching project! That snowman is so cute! I love how you created this!

Karen said...

Such a great creation from cute snowmen inspiration!! Love it on the template and the distress inking. So glad I stopped by and got to see such a cutie! :>

Cheryl Love said...

What a darling creation! I love you jar and mugs inspiration but you little stampped guy is so adorable. Great job with all the elements! Rockin' the Blog Hop!

Yolanda said...

This little template is terrifically cute! I just love your colors and all the little details! This is one of my favorites! Grrrrrreat job, Mona!

Lucy said...

Wow! This is too cute. I love that snowman stamp!


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