Friday, December 26, 2014

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop

Happy Boxing Day!

I hope you all had a great Christmas!
We celebrated yesterday as a family & had Cameron's mom & some friends from church over for supper.
We'll celebrate with the rest of his family on Saturday and with my mom on Tuesday.
I love that the Christmas season is more than just one day....

This evening, I'm squeaking in at the last minute to play along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.

This month's challenge is to use gold & silver together.

I made a few projects for the hop....
and I'm posting so late because it took me most of the day to finish them.

First up, a Valentine's card using World Map & my Headline Alphabet dies.


I stamped the World Map stamp in Versamark and then heat embossed it in silver & gold.
The sentiment (Lawn Fawn) was stamped in Versamark on a Get a Handle on It diecut in seafoam white.

Next, I made a layout...


I was collecting the tags and ribbons after the unwrapping on Christmas morning and decided that
the tag that I made for Sage was too pretty to throw away.
So, I decided to use it on a layout.
I used some Teresa Collins and Simple Stories patterned paper, as well as some PTI dies.

And, I have some ornaments to share that I made using the PTI Tinsel & Tags kit.
For the challenge, on the ornaments that I made for my immediate family,
I stamped the tree trunks and deer in gold and heat embossed the pine trees in silver.
Here's a close up of the first one (sorry the photos are so poor -- I had to take them this evening!)
 

Here are the rest of the ones for my husband & kids...


And here are the ones I made for my SIL's family & my MIL.



And lastly, Sage made her Secret Santa gift this evening, using the PTI blog hop challenge.
We filled a jar with hot chocolate mix & mini marshmallows
and made a snow globe topper (using the Tinsel & Tags kit).


She stamped the tree trunks and deer in gold and we heat embossed the roof & snowman in silver.

Before you go, I just wanted to mention that this is my 1999th post.
Isn't that cool?

And in order to celebrate my 2000th post tomorrow,
I'm doing some...

That's right -- I've got three fabulous prizes to give-away,
so you'll want to come back tomorrow to enter to win. :)

Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

Joyce said...

So glad to see you at the hop. I thought I missed you. Fantastic projects. I hope you had a fantastic Christmas with your family.

Helen F. said...

Love all the silver and gold projects, Leigh and Sage!
The Valentine is very cool :-)

Michelle said...

Leigh, your valentine card jumped out of the gallery at me, but coming up right behind were more AWESOME beauties! I love everything in your post. I especially love Sage's snowglobe topper, it's really lovely!

melissadawnlane said...

Both are beautiful projects. Very well done. I love the World stamp. I think may get that one.

Lynn said...

Wow! As always absolutely stunning inspiration! Love all of your gorgeous creations Leigh especially the layout of Sage.

Karen C. said...

Wow you've been so busy Leigh! Your Valentine card is awesome and the ornaments are so sweet. Sage did a great job with her domed jar as well. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

artful-notions said...

Leigh, you never fail to delight and inspire! Simply lovely, all of your creations! And Sage's too!

Kristie Goulet said...

These are all gorgeous, Leigh!!!

Gina said...

Just now getting to visit your blog hop entry. Leigh!!! Stunning as usual. I *love* the World Map Valentine. The ornaments are fabulous. What a treasure for everyone to receive. And that Sage is *definitely* following in her Momma's footsteps!! The jar topper is perfection!!!

cm said...

OMGorgeous, Leigh! Your Valentine card is ever so pretty (I need to expand my vocabulary when it comes to my responses to your creations, but...everything you do is gorgeous!). Those globe-tags...jaw-dropping, breath-taken-away stunning! Sage's Secret Santa gift: mega-watt smile-making! Loving everything in this post!
~c

Happy Dance said...

Don't know how you do it, Leigh! Three kids and all these gorgeous creations in the midst of the holiday season...wow! The card is a stunningly jaw-dropping beauty. And all those ornaments...your family must be tickled with them. I have to say that Sage's jar topper is my favorite of all...she's inherited your talent, that's for sure!! Blessings to you and yours in 2015. Bev

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!! :)

Jacquie Southas said...

The ornaments are sweet, but I seriously love your card with the gold embossed map!

Bobby said...

Those ornaments are such a great idea, Leigh, and so detailed. They will be treasured for years. I love that your daughter is just as creative. Her globe topper is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Love the Valentine's card made with the World Map stamp. I really like the ornaments. Sage did a great job on her job topper!

Josiane

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh you put me to shame--these are all so fantastic Leigh! A belated Merry Christmas!

Mandy LaCroix said...

Came here from "the hop" -- LOVE that layout! And your other projects are super swoon-worthy! You have been one busy crafty! I love it - great inspiration! Merry Hugs!

~amy~ said...

Leigh, all the projects are wonderful, including Sage's...I love it when she posts projects:)

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic projects! Especially loving all those great ornaments! You guys rocked the Tinsel & Tags stuff!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Leigh this is adorable!!! ADORE this!!! This is also so very perfect to add to the Stampin' Celebration challenge right now, love to see you there!!!: http://stampincelebrationblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/sc94-lets-celebrate.html

Hugs, hope your weekend is awesome!!!

Megan Carroll said...

Well I totally missed the Blog hop but your projects are fantastic!!