Monday, April 22, 2013

I've Moved!!!

I've moved! In order to start bringing more and better content 
I have switched homes for my blog. 

You can now see me at

Please remember to update your bookmark!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

On the Edge

***If you are looking for the Peachy Keen Spring Fling Blog Hop please scroll down to the next post.***

Today's challenge over at 365 Cards is On the Edge: Create a card by stamping only along the edges with the only exception being the sentiment.

Here is my example:


The butterfly is from Peachy Keen Stamps' April Stamp of the Month kit. The sentiment is a rub on from Kaisercraft. The corners for the sentiment were punched with the Stub/Deco Corner Chomper from We R Memory Keepers.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring is in the Air!

WooHoo!! Spring is finally starting to feel like it should and we are here hopping along trying to get you ready!

You should have arrived here form the amazing Leanne. If you are just happening upon this hop and you would like to start at the beginning, you can go here.


Just so you know, there are some wonderful prizes that you can try your hand at. You could win one each of ALL three sizes of the Moodies. Yep, that's right, that's a $50 dollar value of the latest and greatest in face stamps!! All you have to do is leave a comment on each stop along the way, and you could be a lucky winner!

***Edited*** Hopefully the picture looks somewhat better now. I figured out what is wrong with my camera, and I now need to use it on manual focus only until I either get it fixed or purchase a new camera. I will apologize ahead of time, but my camera has gone into an early retirement, so I am having to make do with a sub. As soon as I can, I will replace my photos with some better lighted ones.

Since this is the Spring Fling Blog Hop, how about I let you get on to what I made?


For this card, I used the super duper cute April Stamp of the Month Kit for the bee and hive. I am also sharing a sneak at one of the new stamp sets that will be released tomorrow! The bee is popped up on an Action Wobble because I just knew she had to be buzzing around that hive;)

So, I hope you enjoyed your quick jaunt over here, and I am going to send you on you way over to the wonderfully talented Heather!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Blog Hop is a Comin'!

There is a super fun blog hop starting tomorrow with past and present Peachy Keen Design Team members. The hopping fun starts at 6am CDT so do not miss out!!



Saturday, April 13, 2013

I Miss You

First off, I would like to apologize for the poor quality of the photo. My camera decided it was retiring without any notice and my sister is borrowing my small point and shoot, so I had to take my picture with my phone. Luckily with today's technology I could still get it into Photoshop and fix it a little. {As soon as I can, I will update the picture.}

This card here is for the newest challenge over at 365 Cards. The prompt is 1, 2, 3 Done:
Create a card using 1 technique, 2 stickers (I used a piece of washi tape as a sticker), and 3 embellishments.


I used the Score-Pal to emboss a some lines as my technique. The label sticker is from Simple Stories Sn@p stickers and the washi tape is from Queen and Co. The three embellishments are from Prima Marketing. I also cheated and added a sentiment to my sticker which is from the Great Big Greetings set from Market Street Stamps.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Christmas in April

Today's challenge over on the 365 Cards blog is Christmas in April.

And here is my card:


I used my stamp set Ornaments from Market Street Stamps, paper from Carta Bella and washi tape from Freckled Fawn.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Love

Today's challenge over at 365 Cards is Splat:
Create a card with splatters. You can use a mist, re-inker, paint 
or any other means to make your splat.

Here is my card:


I used Black Cherry Glimmer Mist, Citrus Leaf re-inker, and Broken China Distress Paint for my splats.
The stamp set is Faithful Phrases 1 from Market Street Stamps.

Have a very Happy Easter!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ahoy!

Today's challenge over on the 365 Cards blog is On Trend: Nautical:
Create a card using the Nautical trend on your card.

Here is the card that I made:


I used one of the newer sets from Market Street Stamps, Dreaming of the Sea and the Far and Away paper collection from Teresa Collins.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cheery Thoughts

I am here sharing this fun and bright card that I made using the My Thoughts Exactly set from Market Street Stamps. I think that thought bubble pairs very nicely with the Amy Tangerine patterned paper. 


The stars on the card are a newer addition to my stash from Freckled Fawn. I do believe that I have found a small piece of heaven in that store with all of the washi tape and bits that they have.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Baby Congrats

Just popping in to share a card I made for my cousin and his adorable wife.

I used paper and decorative tape from Bella Blvd and the Baby Basics set from Market Street Stamps.


The coloring was done with Copic Markers.

It's a real simple but super cute card for their upcoming precious baby boy!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring Chick

Today's challenge over at 365 Cards is Double it Up:
Create a card that contains at least three sets of doubles.

For my card here, I did 4 sets of doubles. I used two washi tapes, two cabochons  two yellow rhinestones and two green rhinestones.


The image that I used is from our sponsor this week, LiaStampz.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Life is Growth

Here are a couple of quick cards that I wanted to share using the Growth stamp set from Market Street Stamps. I am really missing my craft work lately, so I am hoping to find some time to get down to business soon.



I am currently still recovering from a horrible sinus infection that I came down with while on vacation to Walt Disney World, but I hope to have some pictures and projects to share this week.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lucky Charms

Today's challenge over on the 365 Cards blog is Got Acrylic?
Create a card containing an acrylic shape. Don't have one? No problem! Use a shaped embellishment covered with paper.

Here is my example using an image from this weeks' sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.


I used colored pencils and Gamsol to color in my image.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Love and Luck

Hello! I hope you have all enjoyed this past week.

Today there is another brand new challenge up over on the 365 Cards Blog
The prompt is Twine Me Up:
Create a card using at least 2 different colors of twine or jute.

I used a black and a natural colored jute for my card. I also used images from out sponsor this week, SK Digis.


I used colored pencils and Gamsol for my coloring. I love the way it turned out, and I have got to say that it is getting more and more fun using this type of medium!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Little Something

 Today's challenge over on the 365 Cards Blog is Hanging Out:
Create a card with an element hanging out off of it.

And here are two cards that I made using items that were provided from our Sponsor this week, 

On this first card the only non Stampin' Up thing is the embossing folder which is from Sizzix.


And on this second card, the bling is not Stampin' Up, but from My Mind's Eye.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thinking of You

I know I have slacking on the blogging lately, but I have a bunch of posts coming up in the next weeks. A couple are ones for design team assignments, but mostly, just because I was able to have some time recently to make things!

Here is a card I made at a recent crop weekend:


I love this paper from Carta Bella. It is from the Traditions collection and it's so pretty! The stamps are from Market Street Stamps' Growth set. It is really great for any Get Well or Sympathy cards that you would like to send out.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

You are Loved

Hello! Today I am here with a card for the 365 Cards Saturday Challenge.

The prompt is Line and Lace:
Create a card with both lines and lace as elements.

Here is my example:


The paper is from Pink Paislee and the stamp is from the Market Street Stamps Simple Salutations set.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hanging Hearts

Today's challenge over at 365 Cards is Hanging Hearts:
Create a card with a hanging heart. Whether it be a stamp, handmade, die cut, or any other means you see fit.

My card was made using stamps by our sponsor this week, DRS Designs


The paper I used is from My Mind's Eye's Lost and Found 3: Ruby collection.


I used the Lipstick Atyou Spica Glitter Pen to color in the hanging hearts and the gem also from Prima.


And here is a quick close up of the sentiment.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! I am off to a swim meet :)



Saturday, February 2, 2013

Feeling Springy

Today's challenge over at 365 Cards is Color Like Crazy: Color on your card using any medium you like, whether it be markers, colored pencils or any other ways you would like.

Here is my example using the April Digi:


My medium of chose was Copic markers.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hearts and Washi!

Hello! I thought I would pop in with a quick and pretty Valentine's Day card.

I found these lace doilies at the Dollar Spot in Target and thought they were a must have. Nice and small, perfect for a card.


The hearts were punched from Crate Paper's Fourteen collection, the washi tape is from Freckled Fawn and the sentiment stamp is from Market Street Stamps' Birds of a Feather set.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Button & a Bow

The challenge for today over at 365 Cards is A Button & a Bow:
Create a card using a button and a bow as the only embellishments.

And here is my take on the card:

The quote is form the Market Street Stamps Believing Butterfly set and the patterned paper is from Authentique's Renew collection.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Heart in Hand

I am so excited to have a card done, that I actually made without it having to be due for something! Woohoo, yay me!!

We are finally getting back to our normal routine in my house now that The Sickness has left. And that means that I was able to get a chance to go down to my craft room and actually do some crafting!

So I decided to whip out some of my amazing Market Street Stamps and make a card. Here is the product of said whipping:


I used the wonderful images from the oh so talented Kim Geiser's set Love.


Her illustrations are just so fun to play with!
 

That yummy patterned paper is from Crate Paper's Fourteen collection and the embossing folder is by Lifestyle Crafts Sweetheart set. Not to forget the decorative tape, it's from Bella Blvd.

Hope you had fun looking today! 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Skewed

What a week it has been!! Hope your's has been better than mine! The oldest has had a hacking cough since the beginning of the week, and things just seem to be going down hill from there with fevers and such. Hopefully we can get her seen today and get her some prescribed meds to help her not feel so miserable. That coughing just does not want her to be able to rest!

Well today is another new challenge over on the 365 Cards blog with the prompt being 
Skewed: Make it where all of the elements of the card are skewed (not straight). 

And here is my example: 


The patterned paper is from Crate Paper's Fourteen collection and the bling is from various manufacturers. The stamp sets, Funky Herringbone and Birds of a Feather, are from Market Street Stamps.

Here is a close-up of the Funky Herringbone. I used Versamark Ink and Ranger Fine Detail black embossing powder to make the background of the Polaroid. I then used Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Water Brush to color in the herringbone. The colors of Distress Stains that I used were Old Paper, Broken China and Spun Sugar.


The heart punch is from Fiskars and the pink jute is from American Crafts.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Wiggle It

Good morning! Phew, it's been a whole week since I last posted!!
I don't know about you, but my week was certainly filled with a lot. I was busy making some big changes over on the 365 Cards blog, working on some great things coming up for the ladies over at Peachy Keen, went to a bridal shower for one of my best friends from high school, and the normal running around for the family.

But, I am glad to be back today! We have a great challenge over at 365 Cards.
The prompt is Wiggle It!: Create a card with a 3D element that moves.

I chose to use Action Wobbles on pears for my movement. The pears are from the Faceless Fruit set from Peachy Keen Stamps and there is a sneak peek here for a brand new release coming tonight from them. There will be 5 sets in the release, so make sure you check out the site at 8 pm CST!


Here is a close up of the pears in action:


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Subtle Hearts and a Fun Announcement!

Good morning! Hope you all are having a wonderful start to your day.

Today is the first Saturday challenge of the new year over at 365 Cards! But before I get to my card, I have some special news! Starting at the beginning of this year I have become co-hostess of the 365 Cards blog along side Pam, who started it all. She has been doing an awesome job and I am just glad to be able to help take over some of the hard work that she does to keep it going. There will be some new and fun things changing and going on throughout this month, so make sure to stop by and let us know how we are doing!!

Now, on to my card! We have a wonderful sponsor this week, DRS Designs. And the prize this week is:


The prompt for today is Back to Nature: create a nature scene, but keep it clean and simple.

The stamps I used for this card are the Valentine Tree and One Line Valentine Greeting.


I also want to quick remind you that tonight is Peachy Keen Stamps' January Release Party over on the Peachy Keen Connection at 6 pm with the full release going live at 7 pm. Tonight I have the pleasure of hostessing so come on over and join me in the fun!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Peachy Keen January Sneak Peeks

It's the start of a brand new release over on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog!

Here a couple that I have made so far:



Don't forget that the full release will happen on Saturday, January 5th over on the PK Connection at 6pm and there will be sneaks each day on the blog until then!!

 
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