Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sending Smiles

Late last night I made this card for the Peachy Keen Challenge 13-8, 3D Objects: Metal

I started by cutting this robot from the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge at 3", along with the shadow layer. I stamped his face from the Peachy Keen Monster Mash Face Assortment and colored in the eyes with a white Gelly Roll pen. I added a Metal Screw brad to him for some fun.

I pulled out my Cuttlebug and ran through a piece of Silver Metallic cardstock with the Craft Concepts Hexagon Illusion folder to give the background some dimension. I picked up this fun embossing folder and a few others at Crafty Capers, one of my LSS.

The sentiments are from Pink By Design's Friends Til The End and Spring Has Sprung stamp sets embossed in Stampendous Silver.

The front sentiment is cut out with a Spellbinders Grommet Tag Die and some Monster brads from the Eyelet Factory. The inside sentiment is cut using the Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio and attached with some American Crafts Ribbon.

Stop by the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and check out all the great projects for this 3D challenge!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hogs and Kisses!

This week has been very busy but last night I found some time to get upstairs and make a card for the Peachy Keen Challenge 13-7 Sketch.

I started by stamping the Peachy Keen Mini Piggy Tubby Time onto some pink cardstock and fussy cutting them out. Then I attached them to one I had stamped on white and colored them with Copics. I framed them using a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles Small and added some Glossy Accents to all the bubbles.

I used the Crafts Too Love Hearts folder and embossed some pink cardstock. The XOXOXO paper is from Recollections and the ribbon is from my stash.

I gave the ribbon a quick banner cut and tried something I've never done before by embossing my sentiment onto the ribbon... I'm really pleased with the way it turned out!

The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Country Living stamp set embossed in Recollections Violet.

The inside sentiment comes from Pink By Design's My Favorite Kind stamp set and is also embossed in Recollections Violet.

Make sure to check out the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and give some Bloggy Hogs and Kisses!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Welcome Hannah Marie!

Warning this post is picture heavy but very cute!

Tonight was a very special night, I got to meet the newest edition to the family of one of my co-workers ... she welcomed a beautiful baby girl just over a week ago.

We all got together to celebrate this joyous occasion with a Baby shower, food, gifts, good friends and of course the guest of honor.

Please welcome to this big crazy world the precious Hannah Marie!

Isn't she just so cute?!?

I wanted to try to make a diaper cake for the shower, so off to the store I went and came home with a box of diapers and a few other supplies and started rolling up tiny little diapers.

After all the rolling I assembled all the diapers into the 3 tiers, then decided that the bottom tier was in need of another row. The diapers had Minnie and Mickey Mouse on them so I made sure that all the Minnies were on the outside rows.

Now how to decorate the cake? Up to my craft area I went and started up the Cricut, I used the New Arrival and Baby Steps cartridges for this project.

Here is a look at my first diaper cake.

Had to have the Nurse Ducky since my friend is an LPN
I started by painting several coats of Pretty Pearls onto a Decoware letter H for the top of the cake.

After painting, I embossed Welcome Baby by Inkadinkado onto a piece of pink cardstock, colored in 'Baby' with a Copic and fussy cut it out and attached it to the H.

Then I cut out the Baby cuddling with the moon from the Baby Steps cartridge. I stamped this super cute face from the Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment and used my white Gelly Roll pen, a couple of Bic markers and some chalk. The face on the moon is from the Critter Faces Set A Medium by Peachy Keen.

The sentiment is from a set of Dollar stores stamps and is embossed in Recollections Party Pink.

The next 5 cuts all come from the Baby Steps cartridge.

I used the Peachy Keen The Cornies Assortment for the face on this cute little bib and patterned paper from a Momenta Super Paper Pad.

I would have to say that this is my favorite cut of them all, I used the Peachy Keen Monster Mash Assortment for this little toy and added letter brads in her initials H.M.I. 

Here I cut out a mini circle using my Spellbinders Circle Dies and a Fiskars punch for the heart to match the paper. Then I stamped a tiny face using the Peachy Keen Hot Cocoa set and added 3 white button brads which I colored with a Copic to make them pink. 

Next I stamped a face from the Critter Face Set A Medium in Memento Rose Bud and added a cute little pink bow to the top.

Finally I cut out the soother with some paper from Recollections and stamped a sweet baby face from the Peachy Keen Cutie Pie Face Assortment.

This shower was a day of firsts for me. I've always wanted to make a Onesie card and so what better time to do so then for a Baby shower.

The onesie on the cake and the card match
I used the New Arrival cartridge and cut out 2 shadow layers to make the base then cut the top layer from the Momenta Super Paper pack.

I cut out a scalloped circle using the Mini Monograms cartridge then embossed the Sweet Dreams Puppy from Inkadinkado's Baby Love with Recollections Party Pink.

Added 5 Copic colored button brads to it and there you have it... my first Onesie card.

The inside sentiment is Baby Star Dust by Stampendous, also embossed in Party Pink. 

One last picture of Hannah and I by her Diaper cake
What an amazing night I had! I'm so glad I got to meet little Miss Hannah Marie. 
I will be entering this into the Peachy Keen Challenge 13-6 Anything Goes.
Make sure to head on over to the Peachy Keen Blog and check out all the great creations by the very talented Design Team.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

You're The Cat's Me Wow!

The Peachy Keen Connection had it's February Release Party the other day and has 2 Challenges going on to celebrate this newest release.

You can head on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps store and check out February's Out Of This World Release... it will send you to another Galaxy!

I have chosen to do the fun pattern filled Challenge #1 hosted by the talented Gigi McKellips.

Gigi's Challenge: Use both polka dots and stripes in your creations.  Make anything you choose, as long as it includes polka dots and stripes And uses the Peachy Keen Stamps of your choice.

It was a coworkers Birthday the other day and she loves cats, so I pulled out the Animal Kingdom cartridge.

I attached some Score Tape to white cardstock  and cut out this cute little cat then used some Martha Stewart Flocking Powder in Swan for her body and Peony for the tips of the ears.

I used the Peachy Keen Critter Faces Set A Small for her adorable face stamped in Staz On Jet Black. Her collar is some pink ribbon I had in my stash that I cut in half then added some tiny rhinestones... so cute!

What Kitty is complete without a few balls of yarn? I cut them from the Create A Critter cartridge and used Zots to attach Divine Twine in matching colors for my paper.

 My Polka Dots and Stripes paper is a Recollections Fruit pack that I got at Michaels and the ribbon is from my ever growing stash... heeehee.

The sentiment is from the Pink By Design's Rock On stamp set and embossed in Recollections Petal.

The inside sentiment is from Pink By Design's Joyful Tags stamp set.

There's a $25 Gift Certificate up for grabs in each of the challenges, so pull out your Peachy Keen Stamps and get into that crafty space and reach for the stars!

Please upload your photos to the PK Connection and when uploading, tag your photos with the key words FEBRUARYCHALLENGE#1 (all caps and NO spaces).

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Love you a Latte!!

CardzTv is having a fun challenge this week: #23 Color Challenge, you can make a card, layout or project but you can only use Red, Black and White.

I had fun making this card, I thought it turned out really cute!

I started by making the 31/2" Latte from the Love You A Latte Cricut Lite cartridge, and added a heart cut from a Fiskars Heart punch. I used the Pink Cat Studio Lily and Billy Sweethearts Stamp set for the sentiment on the heart.

Then I pulled out my Cuttlebug and ran a piece of red cardstock through with the Crafts Too Love Hearts embossing folder. Added some leftover mini hearts from the Spellbinders Heart Circle die and cut a few more with the Fiskars punch.

The sentiment comes from Pink By Design Be Mine stamp set and inked in American Crafts Rouge.

Finally some Dollar store ribbon and some popdots for the Latte to give some dimension.

The inside sentiment is also from the Pink Cat Studio Lily and Billy Sweetheart stamp set.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to pull out those cartridges and dies and start getting busy.

I will be entering this card into a few challenges:

A Little Bird Told Me....

This week's challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps Blog is 13-5 Photo Inspiration.

Here is the photo

You can use the photo or the colors anyway you like, so here is the card that I made.

I used a stamp from the Inkadinkado Branches Cling set with Memento Rich Cocoa ink along with a Tombow and a Copic to make the winter berries.

Next I cut the little Blue Bird from the Create A Critter cartridge and stamped this adorable face from the Peachy Keen Critter Faces Set A Medium and added some darker blue details with a Copic.

Both the outside and inside sentiments come from the Pink By Design Simply Everything stamp set. The front sentiment is cut out using a die from the Spellbinders Fancy Tag One.

Today is the last day to enter, so make sure to head on over and check out the great inspiration and amazing projects.