Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Goodmorning. I hope everyones Christmas went well, you had time to spend with family and friends, it was safe and you didn't catch the flu going around. 
The hamsters had some excitement their 1st day at my house but all is well. My naughty Siamese managed to get the white one out of his cage so my husband and I were on the chase to rescue it from the cat in hot pursuit.  So then I tucked their cages in a separate room for the weekend and kept the door shut. Never a dull moment. I told the PT gals someone else gets to take them home this weekend but we ALL have pets.

If you look closely at the top photo.......that is actually the hamster that WAS brown when it was given to us a month and half ago!! I am told winter hamsters turn white. And he is. It was a fun process to watch and happened in a matter of days.  The white one (Cosmos) is an attention hog. He is always by his door as shown in photo when I enter the room as if pleading....hold me..hold me. He is quite comical.

The next posting will be back to crafts. I took some projects home over the weekend to work on so I will post as I finish.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I couldn't resist. I wanted all the gals at work to post their critters done up for the holidays but too short of notice. So I will make that a goal for next year. (mine were not overly thrilled with it)
I wish all of my blog followers, family, friends and our wonderful customers a safe Merry Christmas.

(Diablo and Shadow wish you one too)  And have no fear....the store mascots will be going home with me today so they won't be at the store alone. I am sure the cats will get much entertainment out of staring into the cages. I will be sure to tell you all how that goes after Christmas. lol

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Pear Tree

One last card idea before the holidays. This one was suppose to be a card kit for sale but I ran out of time. I may still make some as thank you cards for after the holidays. I got a cute snowman card kit on the floor today that can be used as thanks yous for all the nice gifts you receive. I will try to get some of these whipped up today.
I love the embossing folder and couldn't wait to use it. And we have done several variations with the stamp but here is a quick idea where you do not have to actually color it at all! I kept it all monotone right down to the ink.

Be sure to pop on over to the store today.....we are open until 4 and with a purchase of $25 Gift Cert....you receive a $5 one free!!

Supplies: Sizzix embossing folder, Jute CS, Walnut ink, Stampendous stamp and gems.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Here is another quick holiday card or you could also use it as a thank you card for the gifts you received this season. I used scraps from a previous project. Stickles was added to the flames to make them shimmer as well as the pine boughs.

Supplies: Judith candles stamp, MS pine border punch, Copics, Basic Grey papers, Hero Arts gems, Stickles.

Be sure to stop on out to the store today for our 12 Days of Christmas special. Todays is 50% off all clearance items. We have a bunch of stamps already on sale and you get the 50% off that already discounted price.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Judith Cardinal

Goodmorning bloggers.  My son made it home safe yesterday from Platteville. They had to drive in the icky weather for a couple hours and saw some vehicles spin out and in ditches along I94.  So everyone be safe this holiday season.
Here is another cardinal card but this one is from Judith stamps. (we will be featuring Judith stamps for our January Fab 5)
I inked edges and used Copic markers. I carried the same pattern to the inside of card as well.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Winter Cardinal

I hope you got in for the Just Rite 12 Days of Christmas special. This cardinal is from one of the sets and I just love it. I always enjoy seeing cardinals and I don't get to see them very often at my home. I used Copics to color the image and then  applied clear and green glitter.
So another quick idea for you before the holidays.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Todays Make-n-Take

This is todays free make-n-take between 11-1. I embossed the inside with the winter scence as well.  I used the backside of a My Minds Eye paper so I could sand the embossed image and then inked it.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quick Gift Idea

Grab your scraps ladies and make a quick gift for teachers, babysitter, etc.  You can even fold a square of paper in half and put a scalloped edge underneath.  You can include a gift card or homemade cookies or whatever. But it is something that is very very quick to make and and everyone loves receiving something you made from the heart.

If you were out today (and you have til 7pm) then you got Cuttlebug BOGO and you could use your new embossing folder to jazz it up.  Be sure to watch the store blog and Facebook for each days special from us gals here at PT.

Supplies: Nesties, My Minds Eye paper, CS, Amuse stamp, button. 

"Amuse" new....we just for notice that Amuse will no longer be selling to stores so if you love their stamps as we do...then stock up now because once they are gone....they are gone =(

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow! Snow! And more Snow!!!

I think I jinxed us with my previous 'snowflake' post.  We got hit with a record breaking blizzard in Wisconsin over the weekend. We have not had that much snow at one time in over 100 years. I know Tom and I shoveled all day Saturday trying to keep up with it. We'd start at the top and by time we got to the bottom.....the top had 2-3 inches again. Urgh. Then Sunday morning we had another 4 to shovel off agian. 
I hope you all were tucked in safe and perhaps got to do some fun creating. 

Our PT 12 Days of Christmas starts today. Be sure to check the store blog or like us on Facebook for the daily special announcement. Todays is 25% off your entire regular priced purchase.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


We got these snowflake stickers in from K & Co a couple weeks ago and they are sooo reasonable and you can make several cards from one pack. So I whipped one up as a sample. I Cuttlebugged the top half of the red labels and put patterned paper in the bottom of the label. The circle that the snowflake sits on is actually the back side of the patterned paper.

Supplies: Snowflake embossing folder, Spellbinders label, K & Co. snowflake stickers, CS and May Arts velvet ribbon.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Poinsettia Tree

I saw a similiar card idea on a blog weeks ago and have been wanting to recreate a sample. We are so spoiled with all the diecuts available today so don't forget to dig out your old punches and use them too. I used the new flat shiney red accents from Hero Arts on the front along with some clear gems.

Don't forget our Hero Arts Trunk show this Friday and Saturday. Whether you take advantage of the discount for gifts or to treat yourself....you will be happy for the savings.

We are still selling Santa Paws through Christmas. All proceeds go to the ECCHA.  I am a total animal lover so this cause is close to my heart. Do you know you can 'foster' cats to help out too? Call them for more info.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Happy Friday. This week just flew by!!  Here is another quick holiday card idea when you want to make your own but don't have a lot of time. Cuttlebug came out with Cut and Emboss Plus dies.  When you run them through....they do both in one pass. Awesome. So on one it did the frame and you pop the oval out to use on a 2nd card. The girls in my kids class Wednesday got to make these 2 along with a third card.

We are to get some snow tonight here. We have a Scrap-til-Midnight so hoping the roads stay clear until everyone is tucked back home safe.