Saturday, December 26, 2009

PTI Blog Hop - Christmas Inspiration

Tonight's Papertrey Ink blog hop is all about holiday inspiration. And because I got some wonderful Christmas gifts, (I hope you did to!!!) I decided that my inspiration would inspire me to make Thank You notes. :-) Here's my inspiration piece. This is one of my favorite decorations... a little quilted wallhanging that I made 5 or 6 years ago. I love the scene and how the fabric above the snowmen makes it look like it is snowing.


So... taking the idea of the snowy background, the trees and the stars, I pulled out my Vintage Picnic basket set (since I don't have the Holiday Button bits set or Pine's snowman set yet) and made a set of Thank You notes... which I will start writing in as soon as I schedule this post... LOL!!

(Colored with Copics, DP - Frosted Collection by Fancy Pants, Ballet Blue Ink, Large Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestibilites Dies)

And after I finish the thank you notes I can figure out how to spend the Christmas money that my wonderful husband gave me. He enjoys watching me try to decide what fun things I want most, since extra money that I have to spend on me (not on the kids or groceries or vet bills, etc., etc.) doesn't come around all that often. And I give him much amusement as I hem and haw. Should I get a new stamp set, or some copics, or a set of nestibilities? Wait - maybe I should get paper and buttons. But which ones? I can't afford them all! But what about that cross-stitch kit that I've really wanted? Or the Tiny Treats set? Which would I use more? But I really *need* some more cardstock, cuz I'm out of some colors - or maybe I should get some copic refills - but that's not as much fun...

And on and on it goes. Maybe I'll win a set tonight and it will cut down my options some!!

If you have a minute - I'd love to hear your favorite crafty Christmas gift!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tricia

32 comments:

Moriah said...

I love the colors on your card! This is one of my favorite sets. You've inspired me to sit down and get some thank yous done. :)

Marge said...

Great thank you card! Love your coloring! I had to LOL at your hemming & hawing -- sounds sooo like me! All your options sound perfect; I've got the exact same "problem" this year, but I know PTI gets my first Jan. order to complete my sets to earn my Anniv. set this year! ;-)

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card!!

Catharine said...

Oh my! This is adorable - great work and so creative.

Rosanne said...

Lovely! Your background is a perfect match to the quilt.

Rebecca said...

Love this! The blue background is soooo very pretty!

Linda W said...

Love your quilt! The card is a great interpretation. And this year's crafty gift was a pink & purple lap quilt for my DGD. I'll be posting it after Jan. 10 on my blog. Stop by when you have a chance.

Frogwoman said...

Beautiful coloring on your card. TFS!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love the background on your thank you card and the picnic basket using the themed images is super!

Karen said...

I love the paper you chose for the basket, and the whole design is great!

Jamie said...

Very nice card! I go back and forth all month on what I am going to order, what I need or want the most ect. Good luck, maybee you will win a set tonight!

Chrissy said...

as a quilter, i love your inspiration piece and your card!

Sue Lelli said...

The quilt is beautiful and so is your card!

Terri said...

Nice job on the card! Great quilt too.

ashjoy said...

Very pretty!
The only thing I really crafted besides cards was a tote bag for my Mother.

Samantha Johnson said...

Great use of your stamps, i love this idea.

lynn said...

your quilt is truly adorable! and i love the colors on your card--so pretty!

pattylt said...

Beautiful thank you card. I love the tree sticking out the top! Great job!

Kelly S. said...

Oh great card AND quilt...that's some double the fun crafty work right there! Ohhh the choices, I know! I say get 1 Copic set, 1 multipack cardstock, and the set you want the mosssstest! Happy shopping! And for my fave crafty gift, hmmm, gotta just love a homemade stamped card, I think!

Lori said...

Your wall hanging is fabulous as is your card!! I cross stitch too, not as much now though with stamping!! I know what you mean about deciding, it isn't easy but most of my Christmas went to PTI, some will go to clothes, good luck deciding!! :)

Liz said...

What a beautiful quilt! I really like how you used the blue as the background on the card. Beautiful :)

Dana said...

Your thank you card looks so adorable! Love how you interpreted the quilt.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! Love the colorful basket & your take on the snowy background inspired by your quilt! :) TFS

Kay said...

Your inspiration piece is just gorgeous, and I love how you paper pieced the basket. Love it!

Cheryl said...

Love the quilt and the thank you card. I agree it is so hard to decide what to spend gift money on. Made some fleece blankets for the grand kids and daughter along with a Christmas apron for a little girl.

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

Wow - love the quilt and the card! No wonder you were inspired. Thanks for sharing!

peggysue said...

That is a very pretty quilt and I can 'see' it in your card. A nice thank you and I think the recipient of such a pretty card will be thankful to have it.

Lori said...

What a pretty ! Love how you used a section of it for inspiration for your thank you note.

stitchinfiend said...

Lovely card and I love the snowman wallhanging. Looking forward to seeing what you choose to spend your money one.

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Love the colors on your basket!

Nerina said...

I love the quilt you made - and how you transposed the colours into the card. Really lovely!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. Your quilt hanging is amazing.. I find it interesting that so many cardmakers are quilters.. Great job Tricia...Hope your Christmas was wonderful.