Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

It's the 25th, which means that there is one month left until Christmas!
Have you started your shopping yet?
(I am thrilled to say that I got mine done last week, thanks to Amazon. :)  )

It also means that today is the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  :)

This month's challenge is "snow".
And while my hope had been to make the snow-themed ornaments
that I'm making for my Christmas place-settings this year, time was not on my side.
But, since I still wanted to participate in the hop, I decided to share Day 8 of my
Advent Calendar Tag & coordinating card, since they are both snow-themed.

(I was inspired to create a new Advent Calendar this year.
I've made 24 numbered tags that I'm displaying on an old window that will hang on my kitchen wall.
For each tag, I also have a card to share that I made, inspired by the tag.
(You can see my previous tags & cards here.))

For Day 8's tag, I used my Shaker Shapes: Square dies with
one of the PTI's Tinsel & Tags kit dies.



I diecut my "8" using PTI's Book Print Number dies.

I used the same patterned paper & MIM Tinsel & Tags dies for my card.


For my card though, I used the Shaker Shapes: Circle dies.
I stamped my sentiment using Mama Elephant's Season's Greetings stamp set.

And, before I go, Sage also has a card to share that she made for the hop.
It was her friend's birthday, so Sage made this card for her.


She stamped the squirrel (from PTI's Nuts for You stamp set) and diecut him
with the coordinating die, before colouring him in.
The scarf is from Simon Says Stamp's Stylish Simon, the sentiment is SSS, as well, which 
I helped her stamp in Versamark and heat emboss in white.
Sage used Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Border 1 Die to create the snowbanks.
I drew the present by hand. ;)
 
Sage is also linking her card up to Emily Leiphart's Squirrelfest Challenge & Giveaway.

Thanks for looking!

44 comments:

~amy~ said...

Leigh, I love your duo...so fun and the colors are gorgeous together.

Sage, your card is ADORABLE! I love that squirrel and your friend is going to love it!

Jennifer K said...

What wonderful cards! And Sage's card has inspired me to use that same SSS stamp to make some of my Christmas gift tags. Thanks!

Lee-Anne said...

Leigh your entire Advent tag/card theme is fantastic. Amazed my all your wonderful designs! Sage's card is so adorable...her friend will love it!

Tonya Jastad said...

I love all of these but Sages card is my favorite so far today! I love that little squirrel, he is so cute with the scarf! Great job ladies!

Tracey McNeely said...

All cute Leigh I love how you made the T&T a flat card!!

KayM said...

Oh look at all the fun here! I Love your advent calendar! I hope you will show the whole thing when you're done ;) Your card is so pretty and Sage's card is totally adorable!! Now I know what I'm going to do with my little squirrel too!!

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love THE SCENE
Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Kim Heggins said...

Leigh, these are so so sweet and your sweet Sage is just as talented and creative as her mom.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful cards and tag Leigh! Love your colour combo.

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful tag and card Leigh...love the clean simplicity of both! And Sage did a wonderful job on her card too! How nice to have a daughter who shares your love of papercrafting! :0)

Laurie Unger said...

These are adorable!

Lee said...

Love your card and tag. Sage's card is really sweet...she did a great job!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm loving your Advent Calendar, Leigh! And you and Sage outdid yourselves with your beautiful snowy cards!! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Darnell

Kristie Goulet said...

Love these dies you used for your Advent calendar and your card!

Sage's card is totally ADORABLE!!! LOVE it!

Joni Andaya said...

Aww...really love each one Leigh :) Please tell Sage, she is doing a Fantastic job <3

Kathryn A said...

Great projects, Leigh! I'd love to see the whole advent calendar.

Tonya said...

You two are the dynamic duo!!! Love the card with the layered white cardstock. That squirrel is pretty darn cute too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful and done so well.

Gina said...

I love the Advent tag and card, Leigh. They're perfect for the theme!

And Sage's card is so adorable! I'm sure her friend will love it!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

OMG your daughter's card is super cute!!! I love the squirrel in the snow! You raised a future card maker!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love both your cards, Leigh! Sage's squirrel card is fabulous and I'm so happy she played along in my SquirrelFest Challenge!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the Advent calendar - what a pretty way to decorate and count down to the big day! Sage's card is adorable :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Another great set! I love how you've been using those ornament ides and sage's card is so cute!

Kelly S. said...

Can't wait to go over and see the whole calendar as I am totally loving Dec 8th already :) Lovely layout on the card, too. Can't forget Sage's adorable card, she has crazy good coloring and layout skills already! :) Love the squirrel tucked between the snowy hills!

Karen C. said...

Leigh, your card and tag are just perfect. Love the way you've used the circle and square dies to create a frame around the images. Sage's Winter Squirrel card is so adorable. She's really becoming a great card maker!!

Diana K said...

Love Sage's entry - she really seems to be the ideal daughter for a craft-loving mom! Leigh, your tag and card are beautiful (love the colours you used), and I want to thank you for posting your entire Advent calendar series. I might not always take the time to comment, but I really enjoy checking them out every day!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous !! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Helen F. said...

GREAT winter cards from you and Sage, Leigh! I'll bet the Advent Calendar is beautiful.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Betty Wright said...

These are all beautiful, Leigh! Sage has got some mad stamping skills! Great cards!

Laura Norris said...

Great job Leigh and Sage! That squirrel with the present is just the cutest! Your friend will LOVE it!

Lisa said...

Another pretty advent pair for the hop Leigh!! And a big high five to Sage, her card is so cute!!

Patti said...

Beautiful Leigh! I love the inspiration I'm seeing from the Tinsel & Tags kit!! outstanding : )

Sage's card is delightful!! Great coloring!

Patti

artful-notions said...

Honestly can't wait to see what Leigh and Sage come up with each hop! Leigh that sweet day 8 square looks like it should be in Crate & Barrel, and the card too. Gorgeous! And Sage, your card will be cherished by it's recipient! Darling squirrel, and your stamping is perfection!

Linda Monroe said...

These are darling. Love them.

yyam said...

Love your beautiful holiday card! And Sage did a great job too!

Nathalie said...

Both cards are fantastic! You are so lucky to have a daughter interested in your craft :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Very creative to make a card from your advent calendar tag. Very pretty. Love Sages card. So cute.

Rema said...

Awesome cards Leigh. Sage did a super job!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Beautiful cards! That squirrel is so cute but my favorite is the second one, just gorgeous!

Lindsey said...

Fabulous, Leigh! And Sage continues to wow me!

Ela G said...

Another set that is soo lovely. I adore the color combo and the clean look.
Bye
Ela

Joyce said...

Love your tag and card, and Sage's as well. The talent runs in the family.

jen said...

Love your projects- aqua & red are such a fun color combo!
Sage- great job with the theme! Your squirrel looks adorable in his scarf! I'm sure your friend loved it!

cm said...

Catching up on your recent gems, Leigh. Your tag and card for Day 8: gorgeous. Red and aqua is such a lovely combination. Sage-your card brought a mega watt smile to my face, and I know it will do the same for your friend! An absolutely well-crafted, super sweet, fabulous card!
~c