Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Cold Outside Winter Challenge

Yes, you read the title right. I know it is still summer, but yesterday I drove through a storm that made me think it was winter. Well, back to the point of this post. My Pink Stamper had a winter challenge and here is the little circle shape card that I made for it. It is super simple, but that is what I do best :). Thanks for looking.

I made this card with the help of my sweet little Gypsy. I used the Christmas Tags and Mickey Font cartridges. The glitter paper is coredinations and I LOVE it. The camera doesn't do the paper full justice, but you should check it out for yourself, if you haven't already. JoAnn's carries the coredinations paper and you can get it for 20 cents a piece when they run their 5 for $1 sale.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pixie Perfect

Emma at My Creative Time had another Throwback Thursday Challenge. This one was with the Tinker Bell cartridge. I just had to join in because I am a total Disney nut and I LOVE Tinker Bell and her pixie friends.

These characters take a little bit of patience to put together but they sure are beautiful when they are done. I used my Xyron to add glitter to the wings and then I used my glossy accents on top to make them pop (My Craft Spot has a great video demo on this process). I used my EK Success Tinker Bell stamps for the Pixie Perfect sentiment. Have a great day!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Frankenstein Shape Card

I know we are a long way from Halloween still, but I had these cute Peachy Keen halloween and fall face stamps and had to put them to use and soon (these stamps are discontinued but SO CUTE) . So here is yet another Halloween card. I have Frankenstein's Bride designed but I didn't have time to cut it out and put it together... so that will have to wait for another day.

I thought it would be fun to put names on the wooden sign and use these as name plates for a Halloween party. Here is a view of the card opened up.

I'm entering this for 40:31 Creations Halloween Challenge and Erin Lee Creative's Halloween Challenge.

This little Frankenstein is from the Paper Doll Dress Up, Cricut cartridge.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Choo Choo 1st Birthday

My little great-nephew is celebrating his 1st birthday today. He is such a cutie and he LOVES trains. This card just came to me and I LOVE how it turned out. I hope he likes it too.

I used the following items for this card: The train and monkey came from Create-a-Critter, the #1 candle is from Sweet Treats, the monkey's cute little stamped face is from none other than Peachy Keen Stamps. I mixed parts from two different sets to make the face. I used PK-493 (Everyday Character Face Parts) for the nose and mouth and I used PK-573 (Basic Paper Doll Faces) for the eyes. I also used my Versamarker to highlight the edges, my black marker for some dotting, some stamps for the sentiments and some brads for the train wheels. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Basketball Birthday

This is a card I made for my nephew's birthday. He loves basketball so that made this card an easy one.

I used Everyday Paperdolls and my Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces medium.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Halloween Window Card

My Creative Time had another Throwback Thursday Challenge. This challenge was to use a frame and to use Paper Doll Dress Up. I love this cartridge and I had a lot of fun with the challenge. I took Emma's idea of doing a lift up shaped frame and then I made it into a trifold card. This is what it looks like a folded up.

Then when you lift the spider web this is what you see...

Then when you pull down the spider flap you get this...

The pictures didn't turn out the best, so watch this video below. I used coredinations couture cardstock and all of that glitter doesn't photograph too well, but it is really fun to work with.

I used some Peach Keen fall face stamps that are discontinued now, but they made for some super cute faces on the ghost and the spider.

(Please note that any videos advertized at the end of the clip are added by YouTube automatically and not endorsed by me)

Friday, August 20, 2010

PKS Challenge 35 - I Love CANDY!

I was a little stumped on what to do for this challenge. The colors are not ones that I would normally use together. An idea came to mind of doing some bright colored candy and candy boxes (I turned the sketch around at a 90 degree angle).

Here is the sketch and below that are the colors we were supposed to use.

I used Peachy Keen Stamps Simple Sallies for the face. I used Christmas Cheer for the candy, George for the candy boxes, and From My Kitchen for the 'candy' and 'sweets' labels.

I hope you are having a SWEET day!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Let's STICK Together!

Emma at My Creative Time is having a Back to School challenge. You are encouraged to use the Paisley cartridge if you have it. I ordered mine two weeks ago and still haven't got it, so I used Locker Talk instead. I wanted to make some little cards to write notes of encouragement in. Then I will occasionally tuck one into my little girl's sack lunches. I hope they will be a fun surprise for her. I used Peachy Keen Stamps Simple Sallies for the faces.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dino Birthday Wishes

One of my many nephew's is having a birthday this week. I decided to make him a dinosaur birthday card.

This is SUPER simple, but I tend to keep cards for boys more basic. The dinosaur is from Paperdoll Dress Up. I used the Cricut markers to draw him and then cut him out. Then I used my Versamarker to color in his tummy and scales on his back and tail. The present is cut from Sweet Treats.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Christmas is Coming...

I saw the saying "Merry Christ-mouse" and an idea came to mind. I had to get it designed and put together. It was fun. I hope you like it (even if Christmas is over 4 1/2 months away :)). It never hurts to get a head start on Christmas cards right? I might actually get some sent out this year if I start making them now.

I saw the saying Merry Christ-mouse in a line of stamps by Sarah Pink Cricut. The mouse is from Animal Kingdom, the santa hat is from Paperdoll Dress-Up, the scarf is from Everyday Paper Dolls, and the candy cane is from Christmas Cheer. The face is stamped on with Peachy Keen Stamps - they have the BEST stamps EVER. They just make everything so much cuter! I cut the Santa hat 3 times and cut the pieces apart so I could fun flock and layer the pieces, I also used fun flock for the scarf. This card was lots of fun to make.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Adorable Tear Bear

I finally got a chance to play with the adorable Peachy Keen - CottageCutz Tear Bear. It is SO cute and the creative possibilities are endless. I LOVE adorable, cuddly, little bears and wanted to make mine soft and cuddly too. Isn't she sweet?

Here is a close up where you can see the soft fun flock on the sweet little bear.

This card was made using the Peachy Keen - Cottage Cutz Tear Bear die and coordinating stamps. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the background paper and to cut out my die. I used my Xyron to apply adhesive and fun flock to the bear. I stamped the face with Staz-on ink and it stamped but it was a little bit too faint, because of the fun flock, so I used my bic ultra thin pen to carefully darken in the cute stamped face. I chalked the edges of the bear and added some blush and pink to the inner ears. I also added a stamped sentiment and some ribbon.

If you are interested below is a little more information on using your Xyron to apply glitter or fun flock:
I have enjoyed using my Xyron to apply glitter and fun flock before but on occasion a piece will come out without adhesive covering it completely. When that happened I thought I had to recut the piece and try running it through the Xyron again to get good coverage. I watched an awesome video by Kimberly at My Craft Spot that suggested just adding a little tape adhesive to the unapplied area. I tried it because a couple of my pieces didn't come out completely covered and it worked like a charm. If you are interest in seeing a video tutorial on this process click on this link. She does an awesome job.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

PKS Challenge 34

Peachy Keen Stamps is having another sketch challenge on their challenge blog. It is another super cute sketch. I just had to use one of my new die and stamp sets for this challenge. I ended up chosing the cute penguin for this project and I can't wait to put something together with the adorable little tear bear.

Below is the cute sketch we were given to work with.

I used the following items: Planting Schoolbook for the scalloped edge, George and Basic Shapes for the ovals and rectangels and Alphalicious for the cute scalloped oval. Of course my awesome amie, Gypsy, helped me size everything. And of course I used the ADORABLE Cottage Cutz Penguin Doll die and stamp set from Peachy Keen and The Scrapping Cottage.
Below is a close up of that cute little penguin. I chalked around the edges, but unfortunately I couldn't get it to photograph very well. Oh well, she is such a cutie and super simple to assemble!

Friday, August 6, 2010

My Peachy Prizes

Woo Hoo! My Peachy Keen - Cottage Cutz penguin and tear bear die cuts and stamps arrived in the mail! I have already played with the penguin for this weeks Peachy Keen challenge. I will be posting that soon. I can't wait to play with the darling tear bear too. These are just TOO cute!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wedding Cake Card

I finally used the wedding cake shape card from the Wild Card cartridge. I cut the flowers that were supposed to go on it, but ended up using my Prima flowers and rhinestones instead. This is super simple, but I like it. Have a yummy day!