Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #37 - A Sketch & a Twist Challenge

For the current Peachy Keen challenge we are to use the following sketch as well as use Kraft cardstock:

Here is my submission:

I'm having fun doing the challenges.  It helps you come up w/ some really cute projects.  :)

Card Recipe:
Cricut Sugar & Spice cartridge
PTI Kraft cardstock
PTI Spring Rain cardstock & ribbon
Peachy Keen Critter Faces Set A XLarge
SU! Tan cardstock
SU! Celebration corner and border punch
Designer paper that I had on hand
White stitched lines

~ Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #18 - Water

This week over at Paper Playtime challenge the challenge is Water.  Actually it's "Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain" but they are accepting anything that deals with water.  Be it snow, baths, rain, puddles, etc. So use your imagination and have some fun!  The sponsor for this week is The Stamping Boutique.  The winner of the challenge will get some free images from their website and boy do they have some cute images over there!  Like this one:

Card Recipe:
4.25" x 4.25" size card
The Stamping Boutique - Snowfriends
Enchanted Evening, White & Spring Rain PTI cardstock
My Pink Stampers Winter Punnies stamp set
SU! Markers
Cotton Candy, Silver & Lavender Stickles
2-way Zig glue Pen + Glitter on the snowmen

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #98 - No Cricut

Here is a card I made for Emma's Throwback Thursday's challenge.  We are to make a card that has designer paper and we can't use a cutting machine, namely my Cricut.  I was glad for this challenge because it made me go through my stamps.  I saw some stamps in there I didn't realize I had.  Thanks Emma!  :)

Card Recipe:
Stamped Trees - American Crafts Glee stamp set
Stamped Sentiment - My Pink Stamper's Family & Friends stamp set
Dark Chocolate & Orange Zest PTI Cardstock
Orange Zest stitched PTI Ribbon
Orange Zest PTI Button
Stampin' Up! Welcome Neighbor designer paper
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
White String
White stitches & doodle dots

~ Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tons of Thanks!

I was going through my sentiment stamp sets and saw this sentiment and wanted to use it.  That's how this card came about.  That's how a lot of my cards come about if I can't come up with an idea.  I really liked the way it turned out.

Card Recipe
Create a Critter Cartridge
Amusing Animals Scrappy Moms Stamp Set
Peachy Keen Critter Faces set A X-Large, the eyes and mouth are two separate stamps
Basic Grey Nook & Pantry 6x6 paper pad
Kraft & Dark Chocolate PTI cardstock
SU! Grey & Dark Grey cardstock
Random Ribbon
SU! Celebration border punch

~ Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Frank's Bride

Here is a card that I made for Halloween.  This is actually the 2nd version.  The first I didn't like at all.  I don't know if you've tried this cut out before but I don't like the layering on it.  Her face looks like it is a foot off the page.  So I did some creative layering.  I wanted her hair and dress the same height as her face and neck.  So I cut out the main image again and hand cut those images out and glued it down.  Her hair and dress was just plain purple.  Nothing fancy.  It was driving me nuts.  After looking at it all night I added the stickles to her hair and dress.  I love how her hair came out but I'm not in love w/ the dress.  I used Diamond stickles.  I didn't think it would come out this white.  THEN her head was heavy so it fell backwards creating a crease in her neck so I added a little bling to cover that up. Don't get me wrong, I still like the card it just wasn't what I was hoping it would be.  :)  Anywho, here it is:

Card Recipe
Card Size: 4.25" x 4.75"
Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge - Frank's Wife & Webbed Frame
My Pink Stampers Spooky Puns stamp set
Peachy Keen Princess Face Assortment stamp set
True Black PTI Ribbon
Orange Zest & True Black PTI cardstock
Lavender & Diamond stickles

~ Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #17 - Autumn

This week's challenge over at Paper Playtime is the theme of Autumn.  So what does a little bear praying have to do with Autumn?  There is a reason for it.  :)  Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish digital stamps.  They are providing a giveaway to the winner of the challenge so be sure to participate, it's a lot of fun!  This digital stamp is one of theirs and I just fell in love with it.  They also have some amazing digital paper collections which I used as well for this card.  So the coloring in the card is more Autumn than the image.  Didn't it turn out so cute? 

The following is how I made this card:  First I printed the image on white cardstock:

Then I printed out two pages of the digital paper on one piece of white cardstock:

Then I put that sheet of paper back in my printer tray and printed the image on top of it:

I did this on 3 other sheets of paper (6 different digital designer papers).  Then I cut out the pieces I wanted from each and paper pieced them together.  Then glued them on the first white cardstock that had the image on it.  Everything is paper pieced except the bear fur.  I colored that in.  You'd think that I wasted a lot of ink and paper but I can make multiple cards of the same image and paper piece what's left to create the cards.  So they will be similar but each different.  If that makes sense.  :)  Paper piecing was a lot more fun that I thought it would be.  I'll definitely have to try it out again.

Card Recipe:
Robyn's Fetish - Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep image
Robyn's Fetish - Forever Fall & Oriental Beauty digital paper collections
My Pink Stampers - Everyday Life stamp set
Dark Chocolate PTI Paper
Old Olive SU! Paper
Creamy Caramel SU! Marker (to color in the bear fur)

~ Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Best Witches to You!

I have been wanting to make a Halloween card for a while now and have had this idea for one for a while now as well.  I just haven't had the time until last Sunday.  I really like how this turned out.  I love these witches shoes.  So cute!  :)

Card Recipe:
Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns stamp set
PTI Orange Zest and True Black cardstock
PTI Orange Zest stitched ribbon
Basic Grey: Ambrosia 6x6 designer paper pad - solid black & orange on the shoes
Pink Paislee: Bayberry Cottage 6x6 designer paper pad - Black houndstooth design on the shoes
Basic Grey: Offbeat 6x6 designer paper pad - lime background paper
Small black bling for the shoes buttons
White & Black stitching

~ Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #36 - A Color and Sketch Challenge

Here is another Peachy Keen challenge.  The following are the colors that they want us to use and the sketch we need to use.  This one was a lot of fun and it really got my juices flowing.  I really liked how it turned out.

Card Recipe:
Brilliant Blue and Apricot Appeal SU! Paper
Melon Berry PTI Paper
Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge - Fish
Pooh & Friends Cricut Cartridge - Worm
Jasmine Cricut Cartridge - Used the capital J as my hook
Ric Rac die from PTI
Peachy Keen Animal Faces stamp set size Small (For both the fish and worm faces)
Scrappy Mom's Amusing Animals sentiment stamp set
Making Memories stitching string

~ Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #16 - If the Shoe Fits, Buy Every Color...

This week over at Paper Playtime Challenge the challenge is to make a project that has to do with shoes!  How fun is that!  :)  Here is what I created for the challenge.  It was a lot of fun.  The sponsor for this challenge is Mary from CardzTV.  She is giving away a Cricut Cartridge for this challenge.  The challenge ends Sunday, September 19th.  

The size of the card is 4.25" x 4.25" so it will fit in an A2 size envelope.

Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge (This is the same image seen HERE, I only cut out the female's feet using my Gypsy)
My Pink Stamper Family & Friends stamp set
Cosmo Cricket DeLovely 6x6 paper pad
Suze Weinberg Glitz Stickles in the color Mermaid
Paper Trey Ink True Black ribbon
Stampin' Up! Taken with Teal cardstock

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Just a little note...

Can you believe that we are almost to the middle of September?  I can't believe how fast the time has gone by.  Crazy.  Anywho, I thought I would share a pic of my pups.  They are just too cute.  I thought it was really funny how they were in the exact same position sleeping at the end of the bed.

Monday is another Paper Playtime challenge and our sponsor is giving away a Cricut Cartridge!  So be sure to come back to see my submission and to find out the details of the challenge.

~ Hope your Sunday is great!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thank Ewe!

Here is a thank you card I made for a lady at my church for subbing for me as a primary teacher.  I also tried flocking again.  It's so fun!

Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
Peachy Keen Critter Faces Set A, Size Large
My Pink Stamper Punnylicious Stamp Set
Raspberry Fizz (pink bows), True Black, Simply Chartreuse (base paper & ribbon) from PTI
Designer Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade 6x6 Paper pad
Grey paper from SU!
Stampendous White Fun Flock
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
Some random bling

~ Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Have the Hoppy-est Birthday!

Here is a birthday card that I made using the My Pink Stampers Buggy Punnies stamp set.  These stamps aren't just for bugs, that's what I love about her stamp sets.  :)

I'm going to try doing a recipe list and see if I like that better. 

Create a Critter Cartridge
My Pink Stamper Buggy Punnies stamp set
Peachy Keen Critter Faces Set A Large stamp set
PTI base paper and ribbon
Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6x6 Paper Pad
Martha Stewart border punch

I think I like it better.  It looks cleaner.  Let me know what you think.

~ Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #15 - Castles, Knights, & Damsels in Distress

Over at Paper Playtime this weeks challenge is 'Castles, Knights, and Damsels in Distress'. What a fun challenge! Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Loo. They are offering a prize to the winner of the challenge. For more details head on over to Paper Playtime.

The image used is from Digital Delights and he is called Augustus the Dragon. How cute is he? :) I colored him in w/ my SU! markers and added Diamond Stickles to his wings and tail. The present is a SU! stamp that I cut out and put it between his hands. I did print out the dragon image a second time, colored his hands and cut them out individually so it looks like he holding the present. The paper is from SU! and the ribbon is some random ribbon I had on hand. I used the Mesh Cuttlebug embossing folder. I think it looks like dragon/lizard skin. The stamp sentiment is from the My Pink Stampers Family & Friends stamp set.

~ Thanks for looking and be sure to participate in the challenge for fun and for a prize! :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

And the Winner Is.... chose: Glora! Who said:

I'm SO happy that you have more than 250 followers!!!! You deserve it, your cards are AMAZING! This card turned out awesome. I love the paper, the sentiment and of course the fun flock.

Congrats Glora! I'll email you to get your contact information!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Have a Tree-Mendous Day!

While looking through my craft room I realize I have TONS of designer paper, ribbon, and embellishments and I don't use them! So, you'll be seeing a lot more designer paper on my cards and I'll be trying to add embellishments and ribbon as well. :)

This card is an A2 size card cut at 4.25" x 11", folded in half. So the card folds in half tallwise, if that makes any sense whatsoever. I have no idea what it is called. :)

The tree cut is from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge. I didn't cut out the heart or the leaves. The solid cardstock and buttons are from PTI. The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Offbeat 6x6 paper pad. I used the My Pink Stampers More Punny-licious stamp set for the sentiment. I used the polka dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug and then added some random ribbon I had on hand.

Here is a pic of the inside of my card:

Don't forget to enter in my giveaway. It closes at midnight tonight! To enter go HERE.

~ Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Warmest Winter Wishes and a Giveaway!

When I got the My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamp set I couldn't wait to use it. It has the cutest saying for Winter. Now, I'm not really ready for winter but I don't mind making winter cards. :) I love how this card turned out. Doesn't it just look cozy? I love the colors in it.

The cut is from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge. The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6x6 paper pad. Just love it! The solid paper is from PTI and the ribbon from SU!. I tried out flocking for this card. I put it on the white portion of the hat. I got the White Fun Flock from Stampendous. I stamped the sentiment and snowflakes w/ Versamark and used white embossing powder. The snowflakes are on the same MPS stamp set as the sentiment. It has the best winter sayings. The stamp set is available for preorder and should be shipping out next week. So make sure you order yours! :)

Here is a pic of the inside of the card. I like to frame my paper and add an extra little embellishment. Why do I do this? Because I am TERRIBLE at writing messages in my cards. I can make them but can't write in them. :)

So I have a giveaway for this post. I'm doing this because I am over 250 subscribers. I've been over it for a while but keep forgetting to do a giveaway. So I thought since I'm showcasing the My Pink Stamper new stamp set Winter Punnies I'd give away one of her stamp sets. This is one of my favorites: Family & Friends. My favorite Happy Birthday and Thank You stamp sentiment is on this stamp set. I use it ALL THE TIME. :) It's in my favorite font too.

To win this stamp set please leave a comment on this post, with a way to get in contact with you, and be a follower of my blog. You have until Friday the 3rd, midnight MST, to enter. I'll announce the winner on Saturday the 4th.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED.... But you're more than welcome to leave comments still. :)

~ Thanks for looking!