Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge #23 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning! Today I have a card I made for the Peachy Keen Challenge ~ "Anything Goes"! Click here for all the details. Well when Peachy Keen had their last sale I couldn't help but buy the stamp set "Happy Flowers and Cheerful Phrases". I sweet bloggy friend totally told me it is a MUST have. It has really CUTE images, faces and sentiments! I am so glad I did!
So for my card I decided to use my spellbinder for the shape. I LOVE this shape ~ it is so fun to play around with! I stamped my sky using PKS " Cloudy Day" (another MUST have stamp). For my grass I die cut that using the same spellbinder but only did a portion of the paper. The paper hoarder in me couldn't waste a whole piece of paper! LOL! Once I adhered the grass part, I stamped the image of the watering can & flowers. I then stamped the image on white card stock so I could color it with my Copics. But something wasn't sitting right with it. So I decided to stamp just the flowers and the tip of the spout out (colored them with my Copics) so I could pop dot those images. The picture doesn't show the dimension it actually gives the card but it does make a impact in person! I then paper pieced the can and the leaves. For my water coming out of the watering I can I used my PKS "Happy Go Lucky Elephant" die. It has these neat little water cuts on it. So I added some glossy accents to give it some shine! Added a few more little details and hopefully my friend will think it is CUTE! I know I do!

Materials Used:

Peachy Keen ~ "Happy Flowers and Cheerful Phrases" ~ image
Peachy Keen ~ "Cloudy Day" ~ sky
Peachy Keen ~ "Happy Go Lucky Elephant" (die) ~ water
My Creative Time ~ "Teeny Tag Greetings w/ dies" ~ sentiment
Martha Stewart punch
Memento Ink
Sakura pen

Also my sweet friend and fellow design team member Katie, from Crafting with Katie , is guest designing today over at My Creative Time while Emma is taking care of Baby Arron in the hospital. PLEASE say lots of prayers for the Aguilar family! Also Katie will be announcing the winner of the blog hop too!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

My Creative Time June Release Blog Hop

"It's a Bird, It's a plane, it's"  My Creative Time June Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the SUPER TALENTED Katie's blog but if you just happen to be "Flying By" head on over to Emma's blog at My Creative Time and start from the beginning! Well now that you have been blown away with the entire release! What do you think?? AMAZING right! I have to say "The Sky is the Limit!" with these stamps and dies ! I just have been on "Cloud 9" with this release! It is just perfect for so many occasions!

Okay for my card today I wanted to use this ADORABLE little girl and that CUTE kite! Oh I just ADORE it! So I stamped my little girl and kite first. I paper pieced the dress, colored her hair & skin with my Copics. I added extra grass. For my background I was inspired by my sweet friend Janice from Stampin With Janice! She just does the most BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING backgrounds! Well she did a video last year and I JUST LOVED it! Click here. I did not do EVERYTHING she showed , which I wished I would have but something I will attempt to do this again. Emma's cloud dies are just PERFECT for the technique! Thank You Janice! I pop dotted my kite, added some rhinestones and some crinkle ribbon!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Sentiments ~ sentiment & banner die
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me" ~ kite and little girl
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Dies" ~ clouds for background
My Creative Time ~ "Home Sewn" ~ extra grass
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and Authentique "Blissful"
Crinkle Ribbon
Kaiser Rhinestones
Memento Ink and Archival


ONE LUCKY WINNER can choose $50 worth of Emma's products from her store HERE! You NEVER know, Emma just "might" feel generous & choose more than one winner, for some other FUN prizes as well!  All you have to do is leave a comment here & for MORE CHANCES, leave a comment on ALL blogs in this hop!  Also leave a way for us to contact you!  Emma will use random.org to pick the lucky winners from ALL THE COMMENTS COMBINED!!! So, you actually have 20 chances to win~!  Again, All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, June 24th at midnight PST! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)
Okay so "Let's take a ride" over to the SUPER TALENTED Leanne's blog!  "Bon Voyage" and "Have a great trip"!

Oh just in case you get lost along the way too!

Emma~ http://www.creativetimeforme.com/

Amy ~ http://www.scrappingmommy.com/
Cassandra ~ http://www.ctimz3.blogspot.com/
Cathryn ~ http://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/
Cindy B. ~ http://www.cindybcreations.blogspot.com/
Cindy L.~ http://cindylee77.blogspot.com/
Glora ~ http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
Jeanne ~ http://www.jeannespapercrafts.com/
Katie ~ http://www.craftingwithkatie.com/
Kim ~ http://www.scrapinmomofoneinspiringlittleboy.blogspot.com/
Leanne ~ http://createdbyleanne.blogspot.com/
Liz ~ http://www.lizspaperloft.com/
Micia ~ http://yellowbirdcreation.blogspot.com/
Nancy ~ http://scrappingoutofcontrol.blogspot.com/
Nikki ~ http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com/
Ruthie ~ http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Shar ~ http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/
Tracy ~ http://tracyscricutcorner.blogspot.com/
Trell ~ http://polkadotsandpaint.blogspot.com/
Veronica ~ http://www.vkcreate.blogspot.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Creative Time June Release Sneak #1

Good morning and welcome to My Creative Time June Release Sneak #1! Emma has just created the CUTEST images and sentiments EVER! I have to tell you all this new release has been so fun to create with! She has a variety of sentiments, images and dies with the June release! I know I always say this but they are so versatile too! I honestly can't stop making projects with this new release!
 I don't want to keep you to long but I know "Love is in the air" with me! Today my card is all about LOVE! I am working with the sentiment "Love is in the air" and I just went for it! I bought this paper stack awhile back and I knew this paper would be PERFECT for that sentiment and the dies! I just LOVE this hot air balloon! It is just PERFECTION! The little banner is to CUTE too! Again so many ideas flying into my brain! So if you just happen to stop by head on over to Emma's blog at My Creative Time and see ALL the amazing design team projects ~ you won't be disappointed!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ Fly Away With Me SENTIMENTS ~ sentiment and banner
My Creative Time ~ Fly Away With Me ~ hot air balloon (stamp)
My Creative Time ~ Fly Away With Me Dies ~ hot air balloon die
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ hemp and bag & tag
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink & Recollections "Union Square"
Jenni Bowlin Charms
Crinkle ribbon Paper Trey Ink button
Memento Ink


Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!

With all of our Sneak Peeks week, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!

 ***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! It is NOT required to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!

 ***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!

 Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Thursday, June 21st during the blog hop release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!

 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 22:: June Sketch

I just wanted to share a card I made for this weeks Peachy Keen Challenge! This week there is a sketch to follow where you can make a card or layout. Well I just LOVE their little turtle he just makes me happy and want to smile! Well one of my FAVORITE colors is green ~ I know most people don't care for that color but I just LOVE it! So I colored my turtle with some copics, used some spellbinders and punches. A real simple card just to make someone turn their smile upside down and SMILE!

Materials Used:

Peachy Keen Stamps ~  "Happy Turtle" ~ turtle
My Creative Time ~ "Turn That Frown Upside Down" ~ sentiment
Papers ~ Paper Trey Ink, Recollections DCWV
Stampin Up Punches

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 21::" 3~D Objects You've Been Framed!

Yeah 2 weeks in a row I get to play along over at the Peachy Keen Challenge! This week it is ALL about frames! Well I have had this frame, from Micheal's for about a year now that I bought for $1.oo. After searching high and low for this I FINALLY found it! I knew what picture I wanted to use and the idea was rather simple! This picture is of my son from last year when we were taking down his pool. We have one of those ~ blow up one ~ we call it our "redneck" pool! Hey it works for him and us to keep cool in the summer. Anyway my hubby used a pump to take out all the water and my son had a BLAST playing with the hose! Honestly he had more fun with that hose than in the pool! Go figure! LOL! So I stamped my background using their new "Cloudy Day" background stamp! I have to say this is a "MUST HAVE" stamp! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I used some Stampin Up paper that is wonderful to have for grass and made them sort of look like hills. I paper pieced my PKS sun and popped the face to give it a little dimension. Then I just couldn't resist using that CUTE duck! I just LOVE him too! I liked the look of the cloud stamp so much I decided to use that for my background for my tag ( which I cut in half). For my sentiment I used 2 different My Creative Time stamps. That is what I LOVE about those stamps ~ you can mix and match them to what you need. Added my favorite Stampin Up ribbon for a little accent! I LOVE how this frame turned out ~ simple and quick to put together!

I took 2 pictures so you can that the goggles also have acetate for the lenses! Plus you might be able to see my picture of my little man better! LOVE how that water looks in the picture! He had the BEST time with that hose makes me smile just looking at it again!

Materials Used:
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ "Cloudy Day" ~ background for the sky
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ "Large Sun PK~246" ~ sun
Peachy Keen Cottage Cuts ~ "Duck w/ Egg" ~ duck
Peachy Keen Cottage Cuts ~ "Duck Accessories" ~ tube and goggles
My Creative Time ~ "Tag Dies" ~ tag cut in half
My Creative Time ~ "Camera Shy" & "Have Fun in the Sun" ~ sentiments
Paper ~ Stampin Up and Paper Trey Ink
Pearl pen for polka dots on tube
Archival Ink
Stampin Up ribbon

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Creative Time ~ "Scrappy Monday" Challenge

Happy Monday! It is time for "Scrappy Monday" Challenge over at My Creative Time! I really am excited Emma started this challenge! It helps the design team, myself and hopefully YOU to get caught up on our scrapbooks! So this challenge is for layouts ONLY! For this challenge Emma asked us to follow a sketch and incorporate some sort of fiber on our layout! For example: jute, twine, hemp, burlap etc! You have until Sunday, June 24th to add your layout to the challenge! Sounds like fun to me!

I usually like to scrap in chronological order but at times I will scrap something more recent. Well these pictures today are of my son when he was barely a month old! YIKES! He is going to be 7 this year! But again ~ I get to look back, remember fond memories and root through my boxes of pictures. I like to use 12 x 12 pages for my layouts. The white paper in the back is sort of like canvas paper ~ VERY thick paper! LOVE it! I also decided to use some embellishments I had from way back! I think they mix well with Emma's stamps and dies!  All my hemp and burlap is from my fellow design team sister ~ Liz from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ Tag Dies
My Creative Time ~ "Camera Shy" ~ sentiment "very handsome"
My Creative Time ~ "Have Fun In The Sun" ~ sentiment " memories"
My Creative Time ~ "Cherish The Moment" ~ lines on tag
My Creative Time ~ "Build A Banner Kit" ~ dies
My Creative Time ~ "Anyday Bingo & Crossword" ~ letters on banner
My Creative Time ~ "Coffee Break" ~ polka dots background stamp clear embossed on banner
My Creative Time ~ Scallop & Stitched Circle Die ~ duck & whale placed on top of them
Liz' Paper Loft Boutique ~ burlap and hemp
Paper ~ Recollections and Paper Trey Ink
Stampin Up Ink and Tim Holtz Ink
Zing clear Embossing powder
Jolee's Embellishment Stickers
Ribbon from stash

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Creative Time Throwback Thursday ~ "Color" Challenge

Good morning! Welcome to My Creative Time "Throwback Thursday Challenge"!  This challenge will be a "COLOR Challenge" Miss Emma has chosen this BEAUTIFUL picture to not only challenge the design team but to challenge you!!! How fun does that sound!!!  All you have to do is use ANY older cartridge and create any project of your choice ~ card, layout, 3~D, home Decor but just get inspired by the picture! DEADLINE for the challenge will be on Wednesday, June 20th! Easy right!

So for my card today I have ALWAYS wanted to use this mushroom! I just LOVE when I see other crafters using it and thought it is about time I give it a try! I cut it out at 5 inches. I wanted to use as many colors I could see in the picture. The one color that stood out the most to me, believe it or not, is the natural wood with the peg sticking out! So for my base I used a real neutral color. I LOVE to layer ~ so my mushroom cap was cut out twice ~ to add a little depth. I also wanted to try and use as many different patterns and textures as possible ~ again inspired by so many of you who are able to do this. I inked up the edges, tied a a big bow on the stem and added some burlap for grass!  All my stamps and dies are from My Creative Time and the hemp & burlap is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.  Easy and quick card!

Materials Used:
Cricut Cartridge ~ Cindy Loo ~ mushroom
My Creative Time ~ "Floral Sentiments" ~ "Hello"
My Creative Time ~ "Build A Banner Kit" ~ 2 of the banner dies
My Creative Time ~ "Coffee Break" ~ sleeve with sentiment on it
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ burlap and hemp ~ grass and bow for button
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and Basic Grey ( Shine On...)
Paper Trey Ink ~ button
Ink ~ Archival

 So head on over to Emma's blog at My Creative Time and see what the design team has in store for you all ~ I am sure you will be inspried!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge :: Just Cards

Hello ~ I am so excited to finally do another Peachy Keen Challenge! This week is is all about ~ "Just Cards" Well we have been super busy these past few weeks with Tee ball, practice, parties and everyday life! So with all that said! I was trying to think of a little card for my son ~ just to remind him how much I LOVE him! So I knew I wanted to use my Peachy Keen Faces just to add that PERFECT and CUTE touch to it! Simple and easy but to the point! I am so sorry this is brief but I TOTALLY forgot to post it this morning and my little one is getting of the bus in 15 minutes! Eeeek!

Materials Used:
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK ~484 Snowmany Faces ~ face
My Creative Time ~ Fun Pockets w/ Dies~ sentiment and pocket
My Creative Time ~ Build A Banner Kit ~ sun
Paper ~ Fancy Pants ~ Beach Bum

Monday, June 4, 2012

"Monday Madness... Imagine That!" Challenge

Happy Monday! Today is "Monday Madness... Imagine That!" Challenge over at My Creative Time. Emma has asked the design team and YOU create something anything that comes to mind that makes YOU happy! If you have an Imagine, please use it but if you don't that is okay too ~ just use pattern paper for your project! Examples: Disneyland, coffee, your family, summer... basically anything that brings happiness into YOUR life! Don't forget to link up your project! The deadline for this challenge is June 17th!

Well there are so many things that brings happiness to my life but since my son will be graduating from kindergarten this week I had to make a project about this happy event. He has done such a FABULOUS job this year at the "BIG" school, that is what we call it in our house, I wanted to make something for him and his fellow classmates. My hubby and I are so PROUD of him, not only with his school work, but with making new friends, how he conducts himself outside the house, his ability to go above and beyond ( that is what his AWESOME teacher has told us and him) and just his attitude towards school! So with all that said I decided to make him and his friends bookmarks! They all are just learning to read and are assigned some chapter books for summer reading. I though that be a great idea and to celebrate this happy occasion.

I really wanted to make these simple, they are for 6 year olds! I used the Imagine cartridge Notebook Doodles for my background paper and Emma's Tag Dies for the tags. I just love these tags and her signature stitching! I just punched out circles, die cut some caps, mustaches ( for the girls hair ), added some Peachy Keen stamps for the faces, stamped a sentiment and added some ribbon & twine! DONE! Easy, quick and fun for the kids! I couldn't help myself to put some tape on the back of the tags and add some candy too! The tape comes off very easy.

Materials Used:

Imagine Cartridge ~ Notebook Doodles
My Creative Time ~ "Tag Dies" ~ tags
My Creative Time ~ "Here's Lookin' At You" ~ caps dies
My Creative time ~ "What's Growing On?" ~ mustache dies ~ hair
My Creative Time ~ "More Gift Card Sentiments" ~ sentiment
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Everyday Character & Snow Cuties ~ faces
Stampin Up ~ Circle Punch
Paper ~ Bazzill and Paper Trey Ink
Memento Ink
Ribbon and Twine

We can't wait to see what makes you "Happy"! Head on over to Emma's blog over at My Creative Time and see all the other design team members creations!