Friday, November 20, 2009

Homemade Template Time

I love Lauren Meader's template creating ability.  She can work paper into 3D like no other gal I've seen.  This is a task that is supposed to be more difficult for females than males but she proves the scale is a sliding one.  She really outdid herself with the PTI release this month on Nov. 15th.  On Nov. 20th (today), she announced she was leaving PTI and entering into business for herself.  I will certainly remain a loyal customer of both Lauren and PTI.

My first picture is using Enchanted Evening and craft PTI papers.  I found the cute, small scale silver beads at Walmart and the snowflake popping out the chimney is an oldie from EK Success punch.  The stamp set is the new PTI Homemade and is unbelievably cute with several window and door stamps to choose from. Ribbon is from old stash of Offray's sheer line.  Offray doesn't even list the name on the ribbon!  Oh well, I try.

The second one is CASEd from Nichole's blog here.  I found the MS punch at Walmart for $9.00 and couldn't resist copying the garland look.  I used Srping Moss and New Leaf, I think.  I really need to separate and label my paper colors so I can make sure I list things correctly.  Old habits die hard.  I never posted any of my stuff before so never really kept an account of what was what.  Friends that received my cards never asked if it was New Leaf or Ripe Avacado! ;-)

I do love the way it came out.  I popped the windows and doors on this one and decorated all 4 sides, at least a little.  I like how popping the elements gives them more depth.  The garland is adorable and very easy with a punch.  I even made a small wreath for the side with some glitter domes from  Michaels has the Christams Village items on sale this week, 30% off and I'm going to pick up some evergreen trees, maybe a deer or kids and make my own little village.  Of course, I'll need to include a synogogue and a Hannukah House!  Fun stuff!

Well, have any of you PTI fans made one yet?  What do you think?


Monica K. said...

Those turned out great! The houses are so cute.

Diane Jaquay said...

Oooooh, I love these, particularly the bottom one (love the greenery on the house; gotta get that punch lol!)

Terri said...

They are both super cute! I especially like the wreath on the second one. I look forward to seeing your synogogue and Hanukkah house! Eagerly awaiting my stamps so I can make some of these too.

BethieJ said...

They are both FABULOUS!!! I LOVE them.. I havent made one up yet.. but I have the template.. and DARN.. I saw that punch at my walmart.. I didnt get it.. I think I need it!
GREAT job on the houses!

Rita said...

Gorgeous! I love how your houses turned out. All these Home Made projects are so much fun. Thanks for sharing! Can' wait to try making my own!

Ted said...

Patty, love these houses. You did a wonderful job! :)