Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

This month's blog hop over at Papertrey Ink is all about cute little holiday houses.  There's even a template available for download so you can make your own miniature house. 

For my house, I used the template and made the large part of my house out of a nice sparkly patterned print cardstock.  I used some of the dies I have to cut out windows and used vellum to back them.  I also used some of the dies from the City Scene set to make a door and some trees across the front of the house (I made the trees dimensional by adding an extra top piece and sliding it down onto the main piece), again in some coordinating sparkly paper.  The roof was edge-punched to add a decorative touch and I fashioned a chimney from the same paper I used for the house to top it all off.  I finished the house by adding the banner across the front showing Love Lives Here from the Love Lives Here stamp set.

This little house would be cute with one of those little battery operated tea lights shining through the vellum windows.  Maybe I should make a whole village!

ETA:  I just so happen to find one of those little tea lights so I turned it on and took a photo with it inside the house.  See the nice glow from the windows?  Would be very cool at night!

Photo from the PTI Blog Hop

My Holiday House

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Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop

First of all, I want to thank Moxie Fab World, especially Cath, for the hard work they put into maintaining a quality, fun, informative blog for everyone to view and participate in.  Thanks to Moxie Fab World, I was further encouraged to participate in challenges, contests and the like to expand my skills and abilities in papercrafting.  I have even been published twice in Papercrafts

I will sadly miss Cath, but I know there's got to be a lot more in store for her as she continues on her path in life. 

For this Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop, I decided to put in a card from the past.  The card pictured below is one I made for a challenge a while back, but the sentiment is meant for Cath!  It is her day...her day to enjoy the many friends she's made along the way, including myself. 

Take a look at some of the other blogs along the hop:
You likely arrived here after hopping from Carol Wilson's blog, and now onto the next in line, Maureen Plut for some more Moxie Fab Thanks!

Happy Day Cath...It's Your Day!!!

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Moxie Fab Cath!

I remember a few years ago when I first stumbled upon Moxie Fab World and Cath.  I was exhilarated to find such a wonderful site with such a wonderful hostess!  That very day, I entered a comment-to-win contest and I won!  I was so excited, and so hooked!  Over the past couple years, I've participated in challenges on Moxie Fab World, and I've learned about other crafters around the web.  I've posted one of the cards below I entered into the Minty Fresh challenge some time ago.  I chose this card because I want Cath to remember she is "One of a Kind", "Perfect Just the Way You Are", and to "Just Be You"!  I will miss Cath and her distinct style of verse.

Minty Fresh Challenge
One of a Kind

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