Monday, August 30, 2010

Today is the day!! Blog hop fun!!

PK-632 Halloween Folk

Nikkity Knack Cat Gang

Hello Everyone!
Well, here they are! Peachy Keens Halloween release for 2010. I feel like there should be a drum roll and Ta Da!!!

I have had so much fun playing with these adorable stamps! Kathy, The Peachy Queen, artist extraordinaire, has done it again!!!

Please join us for a hop filled with so much eye candy, you won't want to miss it! We all had a lot of fun with these cuties!

Want a chance to win one of these sets? Here is the set I will be giving away to one lucky winner!

For your chance to win, become a follower and leave a comment on this post. Winners will be chosen with random number generator on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. Each designer will be giving away a stamp set so be sure and stop at each blog, become a follower, and leave a comment. Good luck to all of you and have fun!

Here are the projects I made. Enjoy!

Emma is the next stop along the way! She always has something good up her sleeve!

Peachy Keen Stamps The beginning

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sneak Peek #3

Good morning everyone! Here is my final sneak peek before tomorrows blog hop fun! I am so excited to show you all the new stamp sets tomorrow that I can hardly wait! Enjoy your day today and be sure and come back tomorrow for the big reveal!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 2 Sneak Peeks

Hello again! Here is another tease for your viewing pleasure. Day 2 sneak peeks!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Sneak Peeks

Hello Everyone!
Peachy Keen Stamps is having a blog hop on Monday and let me tell you, the new stamps are so darn cute!!! Halloween is one of my favorite holiday's, so when I received these stamps I couldn't wait to get started! Today is the start of Sneak Peeks. I along with most of the other DT members will be posting sneak peeks today, Saturday and Sunday! Monday we will be having a SUPER FUN blog HOP showcasing our sneak peeks, and each designer will be giving away a stamp set from the new release. So you will have many opportunities for a chance to win a prize. Be sure to start at the beginning of the hop. More details on that later.

Now here is a little teaser of what's to come. Have fun and come back tomorrow for sneak peek #2.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Something to Crow About ~ Just "B-caws"

Good morning! I have a fun fall card to show you today. I have a friend who loves primitive crows so I made this card for her. I received this adorable crow die in the mail Saturday, so I knew that was the die I would use for today's card. I have a lot of new dies just waiting to be put to good use.
I used 2 dies to make this card. Pumpkin Patch and Crows. Fall is my favorite season, so it is easy to see why I like these dies. Hope you like my card. Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #35

Good morning Peachy Keen fans! Today's card is based on a sketch and color combo.

For today's card, I used the puffer fish from the set called Under the Sea. This set is one of my favorites! I have used it often. I stamped the image onto colored cadstock and added some extra color with copics and a white gel pen. You may click here to see what the design team has cooked up for this challenge and to read the details if you would like to participate. We had 89 entries for challenge 34! You guys are awesome, and I love seeing your creations!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Run, run as fast as you can!

Hello fellow crafters! I hope you all had a nice weekend. The weather was gorgeous here in Massachusetts!

I love gingerbread men images, especially the ones made by Peachy Keen! For today's card I used the Cottage Cutz Gingerbread Doll, which comes with 2 Peachy Keen face stamps, and the Doll Accessories 1. I also used the Frosted Cookie die and the word "sweet" from the Sweet Sign die. The hearts on the Ginger-girl are from the frosted cookie die. I just love these little cuties! I hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What's The Scoop?

Just wanted to share some cute little ice cream tags I made for an ice cream toss. A group of people sign up if they want to participate in mailing things to at least 3 people with an ice cream theme. I used a red sizzix die to cut my die cuts. The gum drops were cut from some Martha Stewart Christmas paper that I had from last year. And the adorable face is from Peachy Keen Stamps. This stamp is from the Dolly Dumplins stamp set. Thanks for having a look!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lets Do Lunch

I can't believe it is Monday already! Hope you all had a great weekend. For today's card I used dies from the new summer release. I love the Picnic Basket die! I grew up in WI and my Mom would pack a picnic lunch at least once each summer, and we would head off to Bay Beach for a day of FUN! We had one of those metal coolers from the 50's. I love everything from the 50's, especially kitchen decor.

The finished card size is 6x6. I cut the picnic basket using white cardstock and colored with copics. I used a small piece of gingham paper for the cloth inside the basket. I usually use scraps and place the paper over the part of the die I want to cut. Of course if you prefer to color your die cuts, you will have very little waste. I am so glad Lorie gave me that wonderful tip! It opened up a wide range of possibilities. I never really thought about it. I would choose colored cardstock to cut my images, but now the possibilities are endless! Thanks Lorie!

The Picnic Ant and the Picnic Ladybug are so cute! The drumstick and the slice of watermelon are cute too! You could have them carry different items to switch it up a bit. I could have put the drumstick in the picnic basket and have the ant carry the apple.

I used a small alphabet stamp set to stamp the words, "Let's Do Lunch".

Picnic anyone? Enjoy the day!

Hugs and smiles!

Kitchen Inchies

Good Morning!

I was in a swap recently for kitchen inchies. These are the inchies I made. If you haven't tried inchies before, you may want to. They are a lot of fun! You would be surprised with the amount of stuff you can put on an inchie. That is part of the fun, seeing what you can create on these miniature canvases. I used a small piece of gingham behind my stamped image. The stamp is from an old Stampin Up set. I colored the image with copics and cut her out. Layered the inchie, added some mini brads and it was done.

If you would like to see some inchie art you may check out the link.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #34

Good Morning! It is time for another Peachy Keen Challenge. Angelica provided a wonderful sketch for us. The deadline to play along is Aug. 15, 2010.
For my card I used Happy Bird and Happy Mother's Day for the small bird. If you have been following my blog, you know that I just love that Happy Bird! I love to color the bird with a wide range of colors. Today I have made them into robins, complete with a nest and a couple of speckled robin's eggs. To make the nest, I hand cut some cardstock to resemble the shape of a nest and used hemp twine to make it look more realistic. I colored up the eggs and the birds with copics. The leaves were cut from patterned paper. I had a lot of fun making this card. I do hope you will consider playing along. Click here to check out all the details for the challenge, and for some awesome DT samples to jumpstart your Mojo! Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Good Morning Friends!

Hello Everyone! Happy Monday to you! For today's card I have used several dies. I love the window dies, so I used Window w/ canopy. I love the canopy! I also used the flower pot from the Window and Flower Pot die. This card could be used for many occasions. We've Moved, Welcome Neighbor, Housewarming Party....... you get the idea. I like to make scenes when I make cards, so I used my Score-pal to make the "siding" on my house. And of course I had to make a white picket fence with this fabulous Picket Fence die! And finally I used the Daisy die to plant some flowers around the house. I used a light pink behind the 9 panel window. To create a slight shadow I highlighted each window pane with a light cool grey Copic marker. This small detail really makes the window pop! I hope you like my card! I will be back next Monday, but I hope you visit us every day to see the fabulous artistry of the other designers!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

With a Cherry on Top

Kristina gave me this sweet award. She is an awesome papercrafter, an animal lover, a loving wife and mother and is cute as a button! I just love her smile! Thanks Kristina!

Here are the rules for this blog award:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List three things which you love about yourself.
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag five people you wish to pass this award on to.

#1 and #2 check
I am honest.
I am trustworthy.
I try to treat everyone with kindness.

I love this picture because it is with all of my sisters while I was visiting them in Wisconsin. Lots of happy memories!

Here are 5 people I would like to pass this award on to.

Wanda, a dear friend with lots of talent!

Deb, I love her style of Copic coloring and I recently had the pleasure of meeting her in June!

Susan, she uses Prismacolor and gamsol to make beautiful works of art! I miss swapping cards with her!

Heidi, she is an amazing crafter and an embossing queen! (using stencils and stylus)

and finally, last but not least,

Anne, she has lots of inspiring ideas and she teaches me a lot.

I hope you will check out their blogs. You won't be disappointed! Have a great day!