Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Peachy Challenge 28:: Anything Goes

I just wanted to share a card I made for this weeks Peachy Keen Challenge ~ Anything Goes!  I decided to pull out the stamp Natalee. I have had this stamp for some time now and again, have never used it! Surprise right! Not really! So fun to discover what you have and have not used! So my new mission is to use items I have not used before ~ EVER! She is so CUTE ~ how could I not have used her!
Well I colored her with my Copics. I paper pieced the pot and inked it up just a tad. I wrapped some hemp from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique around the pot before I glued it down. I decided I wanted  to use some Spellbinders and one of ( okay I LOVE them ALL) my FAVORITE  My Creative Time stamp set Teeny Tags Greeting set. I stamped my sentiment and then used my Tim Holtz fragments to add a little more interest.  Some tiny grass, a little bow and viola ~ simple and quick card to send to a friend!

Materials Used

Peachy Keen ~ PK-210 Natalee ~ image
My Creative Time ~ Teeny Tag Greeting Stamp Set ~ sentiment
Cottage Cutz Die ~ grass
Tim Holtz Fragments
Paper & Ribbon ~ Paper Trey Ink

Monday, July 30, 2012

Thank You Card!

Today I have a REALLY easy and fun card for you! I have been playing around with embossing folders again ~ seems to be my new addiction! So I took the Ranger alcohol ink card stock, the Happy Birthday embossing folder, the Tim Holtz new ink ~ Peacock Feathers and had a little fun! Oh my this may not be the way Tim does his but I LOVE how mine turned out! Not sure if the pictures captures it but it is really COOL, slightly messy and FUNKY looking! I distressed the white card stock just a tad! I just wanted to add something really simple to it so I pulled out the stamp and die from My Creative Time .  It was just the PERFECT size to use! Again a little white ribbon, this stamp & die and a simple little Thank You stamp ~ Voila ~ DONE! I am so LOVING simple!!!

Materials Used:

My Creative Time ~ "Fancy Frame Stamp & Die Set" ~ die and stamp
My Creative Time ~ "So Grateful For You" ~ sentiment
Happy Birthday Embossing folder
Paper Trey Ink and Ranger Alcohol Ink Card stock
Tim Holtz Peacock feathers Ink
Paper Trey Ink ~ ribbon

Friday, July 27, 2012

Baseball Themed Gift Card Holder

Good morning ~ today I wanted to share a birthday gift card holder I made for my son's friends birthday! They played Tee~ball together this season. So his parents wanted to do a baseball themed party! Well I really didn't want to ask the Mom what he needed ~ she probably would have said clothes! Moms are the practical ones. The birthday boy would have NOT liked that at ALL!!!  If I would have asked the birthday boy himself, it would have cost me a great deal more ~ never want to disappoint them! So I thought gift card! Well Emma over at My Creative Time has the BEST solution to that ~ she has this AWESOME Embossed Gift Card Holder die! Perfect for not just birthdays but so many other wonderful occasions! I also thought I would , SIT DOWN FOR THIS ONE, pull out the Cricut! Yes ~ it has been awhile since I used it! Actually had to dust that baby off! I wanted to put everything I could on it about baseball! So after many cuts and may I say that baseball was cut out numerous times! This was the best one ~ sure don't like those small cuts from the Cricut but it is what it is! I am certainly not investing in another machine at this point. I added a MCT sentiments and some ribbon ~ done! I know he liked it because we just gave it to him over the past weekend!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Embossed Gift Card Holder" ~ die
My Creative Time ~ "Gift Card Sentiments" ~  Happy Birthday sentiment
My Creative Time ~ "Sport Sentiments" ~ MVP on star
Cricut Cartridge ~ Sports Mania
Paper Trey Ink and paper from my stash
Zing Embossing powder
Ribbon from Michael's
Star came from cuts from my stash

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thinking Of You...

Good morning! I hope all is well with you all! I just wanted to share with you a card I made using My Creative Time stamp and dies! I wanted to create something very clean.I have seen this technique so many times but have NEVER tried it! I really like the effect it gives. So you just take an embossing folder and ink it up! Then run it thru your Cuttlebug or Big Shot.  As much as I wanted to ink the edges ~ I did not (only on my roses did I ink) ~ beleive me I really wanted too!  I decide I wanted to use my XL label Die but cut that in half to put on the MCT  "Thinking Of You" sentiment! I am ALWAYS amazed how Emma's stamps and dies work so PERFECTLY together! I couldn't resist adding the roses ~ these are so simple to make. That is it for today! Another very quick post ~ I am so excited for quick posts!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Floral Sentiments" ~ sentiment
My Creative Time ~ "XL Label Die" ~ die
My Creative Time ~ "Rolled Flower Dies" ~ roses
Stampin Up ~ Ink and Bird Punch ( leaves)
Paper Trey Ink ~ Paper and ribbon
Bazzill Paper
Embossing Folder ~ Bird and Swirls

Monday, July 23, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 27:: Sketch

Good afternoon! This week Peachy Keen Challenge Spot is having a sketch challenge! Click here for details. For my card this week I have to admit, AGAIN, I have had this stamp set for over a year now and have never played around with it! Surprise right ~ it is so ADORABLE! Fun little bee images and cute little sentiments! So I colored with my Copics. I decided to use my Spellbinders and try a reverse card! I LOVE how they can be used in so many ways! I found this ribbon last year too after I bought this set and thought it would go nicely with that ADORABLE bee! Sorry for the short little post ~ hopefully you can play along too!

Materials Used:

Peachy Keen  ~ PK ~ 244 Bee Happy ~ bee, sentiment and squiggly thing
Twine and ribbon

Friday, July 20, 2012

Birthday Gift Tag

Happy Friday! Today I have a real quick post and birthday tag to share with you all. I made this tag for the gift bag from Wednesday's post. Click here for details. I have to say that Emma from My Creative Time has won my heart when she came out with her Tag Dies! There are two different dies and they fit PERFECT on any a bag or a box! I have to say these little flowers are so CUTE too!!! I used hemp, from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique, to make my leaves. I promised a quick post ~ so go enjoy your weekend!

Oh before I forget ~ head over to My Creative Time ~ Emma is having a customer appreciation SALE this weekend only! July 20, 2012 thru July 22, 2012! Save 20% with coupon code: THANKU ! Head on over and start shopping!!!

The bag and tag together! Purple is starting to grow on me ~ just a little!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Tag Dies" ~ tag
My Creative Time ~ "Flower Petal Dies" ~ flowers
My Creative Time ~ "Polka Dot "Surprise" Stamp Set" ~ sentiment
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ hemp ~ leaves & tied around top of tag
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink & Bazzill
Ribbon and buttons ~ Paper Trey Ink
Memento Ink

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Creative Time Guest Designer ~ Rocket Ship

Happy Thursday everyone ~ it's Kim from Scrapin Mom Of One Inspiring Little Boy filling in for Emma while she continues to take care of her family! Sounds like Aaron is still heading in the right direction ~ so continue to pray that Emma and her family can put this ALL behind them real soon!

Starting tomorrow Emma is going to have a "Customer Appreciation Sale"! Yes ~ I said SALE! Save 20% with coupon code:: THANKU! This weekend only! Friday July 20, 2012 ~ July 22, 2012!

I hope to show you all how versatile Emma's products can be used. So for today's card I just had to share with you my rocket ship I created with the My Creative Time June Stamp release (click here) and some other MCT dies. It is VERY unconventional but I just had this vision when I first saw the hot air balloon! During the release some of the hot air balloons that my fellow design team members created ~ whether it was  the paper they used or how they paper pieced ~ I could see this rocket ship! So I got this CRAZY idea to create one! So I stamped the hot air balloon image on this shiny silver paper. I cut out the middle section of the balloon including the the strings to the basket. Then I looked at my Pocket dies and thought those could be the wings ~ I used two of them. The banner dies could be the flames. But then I was a little stumped for the little window part until I realized the stitched circle die from the Build A Banner Kit would fit PERFECTLY! I know you are all thinking I am out there with this but I think it turned out rather CUTE! My son LOVED it! I tried to make this as masculine as I could minus the bling for stars. I am sending this to my sister's boyfriend who just had an AMAZING opportunity to work with a very well known company! I just want him to know "Reach for the sky ~ The sky is the limit!"

Have a GREAT day!

Materials Used:

My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me" ~ hot air balloon
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Sentiments" ~ sentiments and banner dies
My Creative Time ~ "Fun Pockets Stamp Set" ~ pocket dies
My Creative Time ~ "Build A Banner Kit" ~ stitched circle die
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink, Bazzill & Bo Bunny
Stampin Up & Archival Ink
Recollections stars

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 26:: Gift Bags

Well good morning! This week Peachy Keen Stamps is having a fun challenge ~ its all about gift bags! Well my BFF daughters have a special gift for someone and asked if I could make them something to put their gift in! What PERFECT timing! Well of course I said YES! Their ONLY request was to make it PURPLE ~ their friend LOVES the color PURPLE! ! Well we ALL know how much I LOVE purple ~ NOT ~ but whatever these girls want ~ I shall do! I decided to do a flower ~ what girl doesn't LOVE flowers??

Well this is one of my favorite flowers PKS has! I use it a great deal but try to put a different spin on it every time I use it! This time I cut the petal base out 2 times in different shades of purple! The top layer I decided to bend the petals and some twine for the veins of the flower. I also added some twine around the adorable face but I wanted the face to pop a great deal! I didn't want to use a zillion pop dots. Well I have been re-organizing my craft space this past weekend and low and behold I found about 15 ATG empty plastic tape holders. Why I was saving them who really knows but boy what a GREAT way to add dimension! It worked PERFECTLY for the center of my flower face! I even cut out that CUTE little butterfly that comes with this die set. Used some Spellbinders ~ LOVE those things too. For the top of my bag I added the ribbon all around the bag then added some twine at the bottom ~ just to add a little more detail. Nothing would be complete with out a big bow! Again ~ I LOVE my big bows too! So hopefully the girls and their friend will LOVE this little bag. Friday's post will be the gift tag.

Sorry the bag is lying down for the picture! It is so hot here today with a very hot BREEZE! So the poor bag keeps falling over!

Materials Used:

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ "Funny Flowers Die" ~ flower, leaves & tiny butterfly
Paper ~ Stampin Up, Bazzill & Paper Trey Ink
Copic, Chalk and Sakura pen

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Miss You Card

Hello ~ today I have a real quick card I made for my son! He went out of town with my husband today! I just wanted to let him know his Mommy is ALREADY missing him! I have a stack of unfinished projects! My goal is to pick through them and create cards ~ simple and quick from this stack! So when Emma from My Creative Time had her last release I starting playing around with this ADORABLE image of this little boy and the balloons. I colored it with my Copics. Then for some reason started another project with out using it! So as I was rooting through my stack ~ I found this and the picket fence and thought this would be PERFECT for a quick card. So I put it in my husbands briefcase so he can give it to him later. My son LOVES balloons and so many sentiments of Emma's fit amazingly on the new cloud dies! LOVE these dies!!!  So today I am a little sad but so happy he gets to have an adventure with his Daddy! The picture really isn't capturing the colors that well but my lighting issues continue... I really need to work on something better soon!!!!

Materials Used:

My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me" ~ boy and balloon image
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Dies" ~ clouds
My Creative Time ~ "Just A Note to Say..." ~ sentiment
My Creative Time ~ "Happy Mail" ~ sentiment
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink & K& Company
Martha Stewart Punch ~ fence
Stampin Up Ink

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Get Well and Best Little Brother Cards

Happy Thursday! One more day until the weekend! YEAH!!! I just wanted to share some cards I made for Emma's ( My Creative Time) boys  Aaron and Anthony! I couldn't let Anthony not get a card! It is so hard on siblings when their brother or sister is sick ~ plus before or during all this he hurt his hand!!

The boys LOVE their baseball! They had an AMAZING season! So it didn't take me long to figure out what I wanted to make but it did take me a long time on making it! I know the cards aren't complex but Cricut doesn't have the layering I needed or wanted for their baseball caps! I looked for a full day on the cut I liked the best! I know CRAZY right! Then almost another day to actually go through ALL the fonts! Again ~ CRAZY me! But I really wanted to get as close to their baseball caps as possible! So after all that I actually ~ sit down for this one ~ pulled out that Gypsy. I seem to have a LOVE ~ HATE relationship with! I actually welded too! I even used that button (not sure what it is called) to slant the "A". I know some of you Gypsy Professors out there are laughing up a storm by my technical terms here!!! LOL. I did add the new banner dies to the caps. With all that said the end product didn't turn out to bad! Hey as long it put a smile on their faces that is all that matters to me!

The pictures aren't that great ~ sorry about that!

Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridge ~ Paper Dolls for Everyday ~ cap cut at 12.47
Cricut Cartridge ~ Calligraphy ~ letter "A" ( I think) 2.5
For the sentiments on both caps I used a variety of MCT stamp sets
My Creative Time ~ "Pain Pain Go Away!"
My Creative Time ~ "All Star Baby"
My Creative Time"You're My Best Buddy"
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Sentiments" ~ banner dies
Paper Trey Ink and Bazzill Paper
Stampin Up Ink
Sakura Pen

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Welcome Sweet Baby Card

Good morning! Today my card is for a sweet friend, Glora, from Glora's Crafts. She and her family welcomed a baby boy a few weeks ago. I knew it was going to be a boy and made this during release week but waited to post this card until they had the baby. I couldn't help but use Emma's, from My Creative Time new release. I LOVE this release!!! Her stamps and dies were just perfect for this card!  So funny that I am posting this today because Glora is filling in for Emma today!

As you can see the clouds, plane and banner are ALL from the My Creative Time June release. I wanted to make my clouds look a little whimsy, so I just placed them randomly. They remind me of Cumulus clouds . I also decided not to make all of my clouds white  ~ so I made some of them off white. For my little plane I knew I wanted to add a propeller so I took a brad and glued it to the front. My little windows I just paper pieced them in white to add a little dimension. I also added some hemp from my plane to the banner! The sentiment is from "All Star Baby" stamp set. I pop dotted the banner too for more dimension. I added this ribbon I saw from my local craft store ~ I knew it would be perfect for this release and card. Simple and easy but CUTE to welcome a baby Beardall!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me" ~ plane stamp
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Dies" ~ dies
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Sentiments" ~ banner die
My Creative Time"All Star Baby" ~ sentiment on banner
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink & paper from my stash
Ribbon from Joann's or Michael's
Archival Ink

Monday, July 9, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 25:: Chalk It Up!

Happy Monday everyone! Okay so I LOVE challenges for so many different reason but have you checked out this weeks challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps??? Well if you haven't they are having a challenge using chalk! Yes ~ chalk! Well I have NEVER used chalk before to color ~ except for cheeks! So I found this not only challenging  (which I LOVE being challenged) but so fun!
So I decided to use the large flower stamp called Ginger! What an ADORABLE image! So I pulled out my chalk ~ the only colors ever used were the pinks. Thank goodness I had extra chalk applicators ~ why I had them ~ who really knows but so grateful I did! I did start off using all the light colors first then moved in with the darker colors. After I got done with the petals I thought I want it to stand out a little more. So I used my Stampin Up blender pen. You can dab this in the chalk then lightly apply it to your image! I think the blue stands out just a touch better after doing so! I did use my red jelly pen for the mouth and nose! The chalk just didn't show up enough. My leaves I just LOVE! I used 3 different color greens! I don't know who came up with this challenge but this was sooooo fun to do ~ THANK YOU!!!!

Materials Used:
Peachy Keen  ~ "Large Fun Flower Ginger" ~ Flower image
Peachy Keen ~ "Happy Flowers and Cheerful Phrases" ~ smile sentiment
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Tim Holtz ~ fragments
Stampin Up ~ ribbon
Stampin Up blender pen
Glossy Accents
Sakura pen

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps July Release Party Challenge #2

Hello again! I am so excited I actually have 2 posts in one day ~ that has NEVER happened! I just wanted to share a simple card for the Peachy Keen July Release Party Challenge #2 over at the Peachy Keen Connection. This challenge is sketch challenge that yet another design team sister and friend Amy from Scrappy Mommy has created for all of us to play along.
So I have had this ADORABLE little ladybug stamp forever and thought it would be CUTE for this challenge! So I, again used my Spellbinders and stamped and colored my image. I added some glossy accents to her spots. Added some rhinestones on her antennas and along the one side ~ just a touch of extra detail. For my scallops I used a die from Paper Trey Ink.  I LOVE gingham and thought of my sweet friend Janice when tying the bow! A simple and quick card to say "Thank You"! I hope you all get to play along too! The design team really has done a FABULOUS job with the new release!

Materials Used:

Peachy Keen ~ "Lady Bug Thank You!" ~ image and sentiment
Paper Trey Ink ~ Circle Die Border
Paper Trey ink ~ paper
Queen & Co ~ rhinestones
Ribbon ~ Michael's
Glossy Accents

Peachy Keen July Release Party Challenge #1

Happy Sunday crafty friends! I hope you all had a chance to check out the July Release over at Peachy Keen Stamps! They are just so darn INCREDIBLE! Eeek! The design team did an AMAZING job showcasing them ~ that I really want them ALL!!!! If you didn't get to attend the release party over at the Peachy Connection they have two challenges going on! The first challenge is to create a scene! My sweet friend and fellow DT from My Creative Time ~ Miss Leanne from Created By Leanne came up with challenge. She used this ADORABLE new stamp with a tractor on it! Oh my son just LOVED it! He LOVES tractors!

So anyway I just made a real quick and simple card. I seem to be using a ton of Spellbinders lately but I can't help myself! I just LOVE how they layer! I used this cute little Potted Flower Die. I popped the flower up, curled the top layer of petals to add some dimension. I used the Cloudy Day Background stamp for my sky. This is a MUST have stamp! For my grass I decided to use my Martha Stewart scissors and MS micro beads for the soil. The sentiment is from My Creative Time  "Bloom Where You Are Planted" stamp set. 

Materials Used:

Peachy Keen ~ "Potted Flower Die" ~ flower, pot and stem
Peachy Keen ~ "Cloudy Day" ~  sky background
My Creative Time ~ "Bloom Where You Are Planted" ~ sentiment
Paper ~ paper Trey ink and paper from my stash
Martha Stewart ~ scissors and micro beads
Memento Ink
Sakura Pen

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America! Today I will be filling in while Emma takes care of her family! Emma has ALWAYS told all of her design team and all of you ~ "Family ALWAYS comes first!" Well she is ABSOLUTELY right! So during this time the design team and some other wonderful crafters are going to take care of her! So keep sending the prayers and healing thoughts coming her family's way!!!!

Okay for my card today I wanted to celebrate America's Birthday! I still think our country is AMAZING! I salute ALL the men and women who continue to keep us safe and free everyday! The sacrifices that they and their families make are truly immeasurable! THANK YOU!!! I also know a few people whose birthday either falls on or around this holiday! So I decided to keep the colors traditional ~ I LOVE red, white and blue! I wanted to use the truffle image from "All Around Accessories" stamp set! This set comes with 6 big images for you to either color or paper piece! So I used my Spellbinders and layered them. I colored my truffle image using my Copic markers. I also wanted to use one of my FAVORITE My Creative Time stamp set and dies ~ "Teeny Tag Greetings w/ Teeny Tag Dies" .  This is a MUST have stamp set! It just adds that PERFECT touch to any card! I added some twine, ribbon, lollipop stick, a rhinestone and stickles ~ just to add that little bling! Simple, easy and quick to put together!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "All Around Accessories" ~ truffle image
My Creative Time ~ "Teeny Tag Greetings w/ Teeny Tag Dies" ~ sentiment & dies
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and Stampin Up
Ribbon ~ Paper Trey Ink
Twine ~ Twinery
Ink Stampin Up ~ Memento
Copic Markers
Stickles, Rhinestone and lollipop stick

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Heard You Need A Lift Card"

Good morning! I just wanted to share with you a card I made using My Creative Time  new June release stamps and dies.  The hot air balloon is from the "Fly Away With Me"  stamp set ~it is just the PERFECT size to paper piece or color! The "Fly Away With Me Dies"  comes with 4 dies that are so fun to play with! The "Fly Away with Me Sentiments Stamp Set" has variety of sentiments that can work so many different ways. This new release is a MUST have stamp sets because it is so easy to create a quick card.

So for my card I decided to stamp the hot air balloon image on Kraft card stock. Then I paper pieced the hot air balloons. I die cut the clouds out so I could stamp my sentiments on them. I just LOVE the way these sentiments fit on the clouds! I used some ribbon from my friend Liz's boutique. Click here to shop! 

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Sentiments" ~ sentiments
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me" ~ hot air balloon
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Dies" ~ clouds
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ faded twill ribbon
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink & My Minds Eye ~ Miss Caroline
Copic Markers
Memento Ink

Monday, July 2, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 24:: Color Inspiration

Happy Monday morning! I had a little time this weekend to make a quick and simple card for the Peachy Keen Challenge. This week the design team has asked up to follow the picture to be inspried by the colors in it! Well let me just say the colors are so bright, cheerful and reminds me of Summer!

 I decided that I need to pull out my Peachy Keen Cottage "Bugs" Die out! What an ADORABLE die! These bugs are so CUTE!!! So I really wanted to focus on the white and green in the color inpiration photo with hints of ALL the other colors. To give my bug a little dimension I layered the wings and pop dotted them! I also wanted her bottom wings to pop a little too, so I rolled the second layer just a tad! I added a few cheeks, some twine, the bow ( LOVE this ribbon) and the My Creative Time sentiment "Flying by to say..." .  I think that sentiment works PERFECTLY with these dies! See super simple but CUTE!!!

Materials Used:

Peachy Keen ~ CC~PK~4 x 6~ 002 Bugs ~ bug die
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me w/Die" ~ sentiment and banner die
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and Stampin Up
Twinery Twine
Memento Ink
Ribbon from my stash