Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Kathy (The Peachy Queen)

Peachy Keen Challenge #47 : Sketch Challenge :  Happy Birthday to Kathy!

This week is very special over at Peachy Keen as it's the Peachy Queen's BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday Kathy! 

Peachy Keen is one of my favorite stamp companies and if it wasn't for Kathy, they wouldn't exist. I'm always so happy to get my package in the mail when I order from Peachy Keen. I know that I'm getting a high quality stamp and will get a clean, crisp image. I LOVE my Peachy Keen stamps!!!

They are turning this week's sketch challenge into a Happy Birthday Kathy Link Party!!

Here is the sketch to follow:

You can link your birthday card for Kathy and wish her a Happy Birthday and a big Thank you for all her hard work over at the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog.

Here is  the card that I made for Kathy.

I used Recollections cardstock and the Bright and Jolly paper pack for the base and layers of the card.
I embossed the PKS-11 Igloo in Recollections Glacier Embossing powder and colored it in with a couple of Copics.

I stamped and cut out the fishing bobbers in two different sizes and used the larger ones for the buttons in the sketch.

I embossed the sentiment from the Igloo stamp set as well but left out the word holiday and replace it with Brrrthday from the Pink By Design Snowflakes stamp set. I cut out the sentiment using a Spellbinders Grommet Tag and used some brads to attach it to the card.

Happy Birthday Kathy I hope you have a great week long link party!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Non Traditional Holiday Colors Challenge

Hello everyone,  the challenge this week at Pink By Design is to make a project using Non Traditional Holiday Colors. Forget about red and green try purple, orange and yellow, it's fun to think out of the box.

So here is the card that I made for this challenge.

I started the card by rounding all the corners with my corner rounder then ran the Crafts Too Love Hearts folder through my Cuttlebug for the embossed background.

Using my Spellbinders Heart Circles die I cut out some Pink cardstock from Recollections and then used my Standard Circle die to cut out the main image for my card and layered them together.

The main image is the Peachy Keen Snow Much Love stamp, which I colored in with Copics and used some Liquid Pearls in orange for her nose.

The sentiment is from Penny Black Cold Nose Warm Heart stamp set and is stamped in Memento Rose Bud ink.

For the inside of the card I used the Pink By Design Snowflakes stamp set... It fit in so perfect. I Love this stamp set even though it belongs to my mother... I think that I might hold it hostage a little longer...heeheee.

You should head on over to the Pink By Design Blog and check out all the amazing inspiration and enter the challenge yourself.

Only 11 more days til Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Ornament

PKS CHALLENGE #46: 3D Objects: Ornaments

Create and or decorate an ornament using Peachy Keen Stamps.

Here is the ornament that I made for this fun challenge.

I used Recollections Cardstock to make a rosette for the base of this ornament. Then I stamped the PK M17 Snow Much Love and colored it in with some of my Copics, a Sakura Clear Star pen, 3 mini brads for buttons and cut it out with a circle die.

Finally some American Crafts Sweet heart ribbon to hang it. Super cute, easy and fast to make. Try making one of your own! Head on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and get some great inspiration for your holiday season :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Santa Claus Card

Here is the Santa Claus card that I made for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #45 Just Cards: Shape It Up!

You must make a shaped card to enter.

I used the A Quilted Christmas Cricut cartridge to make Santa Claus. You can't tell in the picture but I used Martha Stewart White Swan Flock and made his beard and all the white fur fuzzy. I also added a white pompom to his hat.

For his face I used the Peachy Keen Groom Faces and gave him some blue eyes and some pink cheeks.

HOHOHOHO! Only 20 more days til Christmas, I can't believe it.

Hop on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and check out all the amazing entries for this challenge.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Winter Song

Last Thursday night was the November Release Party over at Stamp TV, if you missed it you can watch the party presentation here.

Along with the video presentation, there are 2 contest questions and a release party challenge, all with great prizes to be won.

The release party challenge is a color challenge Red, White and Green. You can make a card, scrapbook page or 3D project then upload it to the Stamp TV gallery with the tag RWGNOV12.

The winner of this challenge is going to be one lucky crafter with a mystery box filled with over $70 worth of paper crafting products...yippee!

So here is the card that I made for this great challenge.

The dp is Recollections Bright and Jolly Paper pad, along with some of their cardstock for the base of the card. 

The image is Winter Song and the sentiment is Chill of Winter both Elzybells Art Stamps. I stamped and colored her with Copics then cut her out with the Spellbinders Classic Square Die and  Classic Inverted Scalloped Square Die.

I added a few green buttons, some Celebrations Noel ribbon from Michaels and used my Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Clear Star for the snow.

The inside sentiment is from Pink By Designs' Snowflakes stamp set stamped in Memento Cottage Ivy ink.

The little song bird come from the Penny Black Cold Nose Warm Heart stamp set and is colored with a Copic.

So head on over to Stamp TV and check out all the great new stamp sets and the fun going on with the November release party.

Good luck!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sticking Together

This is the card that I made for the Peachy Keen Connection November Release Challenge #2.

The talented Raven Baca is the host to this challenge and her challenge to us is to make anything that we like but it must include snow and/or snowflakes and the Peachy Keen stamp of your choice to win the amazing prize.

I used Snow White cardstock for the base and Recollections Bright and Jolly paper pad for the patterned paper. I stamped PK- M17 Snow Much Love in Broken China and colored in the hearts and part of the hat with a Copic.

The sentiment comes form Pink By Design's Snowflakes stamp set, stamped in Tim Holtz Broken China. I added some American Crafts Ribbon and some tiny teal rhinestones for the buttons as well as some larger ones.

The inside sentiment is from Pink By Design's Winter Fun.

Head on over to Peachy Keen Stamps and check out all the great new stamps from the November release then head on over to the Peachy Keen Connection and enter into the 2 challenges going on.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Swinging By To Say Hi!!!

Here is a fun little card that I made the other day for the Fun Friday Anything Goes Challenge over at Little Scrap Pieces.

It's an Easel card, I love making these types of cards, they are so much fun to display.

I  really like this fun banana paper  made by Reminisce called Goin' Bananas and Crazy Monkey Stripe from the Monkey Business collection.

I used the Create A Critter cartridge, Bazzill paper and some googly eyes to make this cute little monkey. I cut out the vines and ran them through my Cuttlebug with the Indentz Vine 1 folder then placed one on top and one underneath him to make him swing.

Both the sentiments come from Pink By Design's Jungle Fever stamp set, which I embossed in black. I used my Spellbinders Grommet Tag die to cut out the front sentiment and attached it using brads.

Isn't the banana so cute? I used The Cornies Assortment from Peachy Keen for his cute little face.... heeeheee.

Head on over and check out all the great entries for the Fun Friday Anything Goes Challenge... you still have time to enter yourself.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Gobble Gobble!

Every Christmas and Thanksgiving I make Cranberry sauce with a few additions.

My one girlfriend loves when I bring it to work with me, so this year I made her some.

I placed the sauce in a jar, added some green tissue paper for a ruffle and used my Spellbinders Standard Circle die to cut out some fall paper for the lid.

I used the Create A Critter cartridge to make this turkey tag. I gave him some googly eyes and attached him using Divine Twine in orange.

What a quick, easy and fun way to make a jar of cranberry sauce not so ordinary.

I'm entering this fun turkey in:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog : Get In Shape
CARDZ TV Challenge #18 : I'm So Thankful

Head on over and check out all the great projects!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Winter Wreath

Hello all. It has been a very long week for me, I've had a cold and there are so many things to do.

Today is the last day to enter this weeks challenge over at Peachy Keen, so I have just enough time to enter.

This weeks challenge is 3D Objects : Wall Art.

So here is my entry for Challenge #41.

I used a wreath, Noel and some glass snowflake ornaments that I purchased at Michaels last year but never got around to making anything with.

I used my Spellbinders Circle die to make 4 snowman heads then used my Peachy Keen Winter Faces Assortment for their cute little faces. I colored them in my Copics and attached seam binding to make little scarfs and some pompoms for earmuffs.

 I cut 1 1/4" x 12" strips of Christmas paper and made rosettes then attached the snowmen to them and then the wreath.

Quick easy and cheap to make. Try making one of your own.

Remember to head on over to the Peachy Keen Blog and check out all the entries.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


It's another challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.

PKC Challenge 40 :: Just Cards :: Word Up

Here's what ya gotta do to play along with their challenge:
Create a card where the focus of the creation is the sentiment. You can accomplish this with clean and simple designs or let your creativity go wild with patterns and color as long as the sentiment shines through as the main focus.

So... here is the card that I made for PKC 40:

I made an easel card (love making these) and used some pattern paper that I had in my stash.

The sentiment comes from Stampendous and is  embossed with Martha Stewart Cerulean Blue embossing powder.

The snowflakes are from a EK Success Snowflake Edger Punch and I attached them using Glossy Accents.

The inside sentiment is from Pink By Design's My Favorite Kind stamp set.

Thanks for stopping! Make sure to head on over to The Peachy Keen Stamps Blog to see all the great entries and then again on Friday for the new challenge.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Candy Candy Candy!!!

It's challenge time over at Peachy Keen Stamps Blog - Challenge #39 - Color Inspiration.

This is the card that I made for it.

I used Peachy Keen's Frankly stamp set for Frankie, the candy pieces and the main sentiment, then I colored and cut out the pieces. I used the "got candy?" sentiment from the Pink By Design's Guess Who stamp set and stamped it on Frankie's shirt.

I embossed the Recollections Haunted House stamp in Black then cut it out using my Spellbinders Circle die and colored in certain areas with a gray Copic.

Memento Grape Jelly and Sea Brights Citrus make up the inside sentiment. The chocolate bars also come from the Frankly stamp set.

The candy corn and pieces of candy come from Pink By Design's Cute Halloween stamp set. You can't tell but I used Staedtler Maxium Metallic Gel pens to color in the candy.

I will also be entering this into Paper Playtime's Challenge #86 - Welcome to BOO-ville!
This week's Sponsor is Mary from Cardz TV so head on over and check it out.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Oscar the Grouch Dreaming.

I pulled out my Sesame Street cartridge the other day and decided to make Oscar the Grouch.

I used 2 shadow layers to make the base of the card, I love to make shaped cards I think they just look so cute!

I just love how he turned out all fuzzy! 
I decided to cut out Oscar's body with some Be Creative Tape and my expression and adhered it to the pieces of cardstock that I had already cut out.  Martha Stewart Flocking Powder in Fennel and Orange Poppy to give Oscar his fur and some googly eyes.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Christmas Wishes and a Dollar store stamp for the snowflakes on the bag.

The inside sentiment is from Recollections Nutcracker stamped in SU Ballet Blue.

I will be linking this to Sarah Hamer's Link Up Tuesday. Head on over!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Eskimo Kisses!

The challenge this week over at Peachy Keen Stamps Blog is #38 Anything Goes!

You can make anything you like but you must use Peachy Keen Stamps to link up.

I used the Swirls Cuttlebug folder and embossed teal shimmer paper for the background. I stamped the Igloo from the PKS 11 Igloo stamp set  and colored it with my Copics and some chalk.

The sentiment is also from the Igloo stamp set, stamped and cut out using the Spellbinders Grommet Tag Die and attached with metallic brads.

Aren't these cute little fish? 
The fish are also from PKS 11 Igloo and colored with Copics.

Head on over and check out all the great projects at The Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Turkey Day everyone! It's Thanksgiving here in Canada, so turkey, stuffing and all the fixings were had by many.

I just had a great Thanksgiving weekend with my Mother and wanted to wish all my friends, family and fellow bloggers a HAPPY THANKSGIVING so I made this card.

I used the Create A Critter cartridge and cut this turkey at 4 1/2", along with all the layers and shadows to make the base of the card then added some googly eyes just for fun.

The inside sentiment comes from Pink By Design's Simply Everything stamp set. This really is a great assortment of sentiments... definitely a must have.

 I will adding this post to Sarah Hamer's Link Up Tuesday, Pink By Design's Ink it Pink and over at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - October Anything Goes! Head on over and check them out!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Happy Haunting! PKS Blog Challenge #37

There's a fun Sketch challenge going on over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog.

Create a card or layout using the provided sketch! They will be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and the runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!

So here is my card for Challenge #37 - A Sketch.

I started by embossing the purple cardstock with the Cuttlebug and the Haunted Damask folder, then used some Ornate Green Gate paper in the Spooky and Kooky pack by Bazzill.

Using the Spellbinders Standard Circles Dies I cut several circles in different colors.

I used the Recollections Haunted House stamp set, Martha Stewart's Elegant Witch stamp set for the bats and the Peachy Keen Happy Haunting Ghosts stamp set for the ghost and the sentiment, which are all embossed in black.

I used the Peachy Keen Happy Haunting Ghosts stamp set for the inside of the card as well.

Here I layered all the circles together and embossed BOO! onto the smallest circle. I stamped, embossed and cut out another cute little ghost from the set and added him to the inside.

I just love these little ghosts, they are so cute! I actually won the stamp set over on the Peachy Keen Connection a few weeks back  and was so excited to get them in the mail and use them.

Head on over to both the PK Connection and the PKS Challenge Blog and check out all the fun and amazing stuff going on.