Saturday, April 30, 2011

Market Street Stamps Sketch Challenge

Good morning and a Happy Saturday to all of you!  Here is a card I made for Market Street Stamps Sketch Challenge.  I used Too Many Martinis and Hippie Chic to make this fun and simple card.  I stamped the background using 2 colors of ink, Memento Bahama Blue and Lady Bug.  I used the same ink to stamp the focal image.  I use SU real red marker to color behind the word love to make it stand out. You should check out the challenge for your chance to win the Follow Your Heart stamp set.  You can find all the details here, but you must hurry.  Deadline is Monday at midnight.  Thanks for having a look!

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Royal Wedding Blog Hop

Good morning friends!  Thank you to Heidi for arranging this fun hop!  I can't wait to see what everyone has created.  If you have arrived here from Lorie's blog you are in the right place.  If not you will want to start at the beginning, Heidi's blog.

I used Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge to cut the bride and groom.  I used my Gypsy to hide the contour of the  face so I could use adorable Peachy Keen  faces instead.  I used Copics to color them and added some small pearl embellishments to Kate's hair and dress.  I used Smooch pearlized accent ink on her dress.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Here is the line-up for the hop in case you get lost.

Erin @

I am also entering this to the Whimsical Wednesday Royal Celebration challenge thanks to Kim for the heads up!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Has Sprung

The weather was gorgeous yesterday, Easter Sunday!  I do believe Spring has finally arrived, although today is grey and misty.  The weather sure has been up and down all over.  Today's card features the Garden Pot Bunny, by Cottage Cutz.  I hope you will check out the store and make a wish list, cause when you see what's new and coming, if you are like me, you're going to want them all!  Thanks for having a look!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs and smiles,

I apologize.  I didn't check Nikki's post yesterday, until now.  We used the same die, and her card is so much cuter than mine.  Lesson learned, always remember to check the blog.  I will try to make a different card and get it posted as soon as possible.

Here is another card.  I used Bird's Nest and Cat dies,  Hope you like.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge 50 Our Golden Challenge

Hello Peachy Keen Fans!  Time for our 50th challenge.  I do hope you will play along.  Here are the details.

It's our "50th Golden" Challenge today!
Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH & Twist provided

TWIST: Must use Gold or Metallic accents in your project

Design must be new
Project must incorporate elements from provided sketch and contain a metallic accent
Link up before May 3rd

As with all of our sketch challenges, the basic layout should be there, but feel free to flip elements & get creative!

TWO lucky random winners will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the Peachy Keen Stamps Store!!
That's right - we're giving away $50 to the PKS store on our 50th Challenge!! Thanks for playing along!

Here is my card.  I was trying to achieve the look of cloisonne, and I think I was successful, somewhat anyway.  I had a lot of fun making this card.  I colored the white silk flowers with my copics.  I stamped the flowers from the Easter Patch Set, PK-286, with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger's superfine detail gold embossing powder.  Then colored with my copics, of course.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visits are always appreciated!  Be sure and check out what my Peachy Sisters have designed and my friend Kristal, at Getting Cricky With K. Andrew.  She is guest designer for this week, and I just love the card she made for today's post.

Hugs and smiles,

Market Street Stamps Color Cue Challenge

2 posts in one day.  Don't faint.  Here is the card I made for the Market Street Stamps Color Cue Challenge.  I used one of my favorite background stamps for my card.  Before inking my stamp I made a baby wipe ink pad.
I use 3 Stampin Up re-inkers.  Turquoise, marigold morning, and pink passion..  I squeezed the ink onto the baby wipes in rows.  I inked up Here Comes The Sun background stamp and stamped it onto Papertrey Ink 110 pound white cardstock.  I added some rick rack and black lines to accent the sun's rays.  My flower has a tie dye look to it.  I used SU white silk flowers and pressed the petals to the various colors on the baby wipe ink pad.  I used Loopy Loo Polkas behind the sentiment which is from the set Ain't No Sunshine.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Monday to all of you!

Hello friends!  For today's card I used this adorable Teacup Mouse die.  I used white cardstock to cut the images, and colored them with copics.  I used a Stampin Up embossing folder for the tulip frame and a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the circle.  Rick rack and ribbon was used to finish the card.  Enjoy your week everyone!

Hugs and smile,


Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Bonnet Chick

Good morning friends!  I have a really cute die to showcase today.  I love this adorable Spring Bonnet Chick!  I also used the Filigree Egg.  I used Bazzill cardstock to cut the pieces.  I used yellow cardstock to cut the chick and copics to add some shading.  After cutting the egg I put it on a piece of white adhesive paper with the sticky part facing up.  I sprinkled it with glitter.  It looks much nicer than what I was able to capture in the photo.  The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set called Well Scripted.  I hope you  browse around the Scrapping Cottage store.  There are so many adorable dies including some new Peachy Keen dies available for pre-order.  Enjoy your day!

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, April 8, 2011

Peachy Keen Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!

Did you know that Peachy Keen Stamps sells chipboard albums?  They sell lots of fun supplies!  I have made a mini football album using the football chipboard album here.  Being raised in Green Bay I had to use the Peachy Keen Cheesehead stamps to decorate my pages.

I had a lot of fun making this!  I love the images!  I used PK - 700 Packer Tickets.  Isn't she a cutie?  I also used PK- 350 Colby and Jack Cheese Set.  I just love those mice.  That adorable cheesehead tag  I have had for years.  It is retired but you never know, it may come out of retirement someday. ;)
I used PK-09 Cheesy Packer Fans and PK-025 Go Pack Go Snowman and PK-224 Mouse Gets The Cheese and PK-852 Bottoms Up Snowman.  I used various stamps from these sets to complete the album.

The tickets were made with EK-30089 Photo Labels Punch and stamps from PK-09 Cheesy Packer Fans.

I hope you like the album.  Check out the supplies at the PKS store and see what you can't live without! ;)
Thanks for having a look!  Happy Friday to all of you and have a great weekend!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge 49

More gingham please!  I hope you are not sick of gingham because I have used it again.  I just love it!
Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH provided

Design must be new
Project must incorporate elements from provided sketch
Link up before April 18th

As with all of our sketch challenges, the basic layout should be there, but feel free to flip elements & get creative!
Chipboard Album of choice ... 149-1.html
"Happy Mother's Day"! ... 400-7.html

For my card I used PK-274 and PK-273.  I used versamark and white embossing powder on the black squares and added a punched gingham floral center on 3 of the flowers.  I stamped a 12 petal solid stamp and embossed with white embossing powder.  The Happy Spring sentiment is from PK-263 Springtime Minis.  I used Colorbox chalk ink to stamp the red flowers.  I used PK-531 Simple Sallies face assortment to stamp the flower centers.  Finished the card with some gingham ribbon, of course.  The lady bug is a cute button I found in my stash.  Please check out what my Peachy sisters have created this week.  You will be blown away!  As always I appreciate your stopping by  Here is my card:

Enjoy the day!
Hugs and smiles,

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hello Sunshine!

Good morning everyone!  Today's card features this adorable Mouse With Sunflower die.  I love mice images!  I think the mice from the Easter 2011 release are cute as can be!  Have a look around the store when you have some free time.  Cottage Cutz dies are so cute and they have a new release of dies illustrated by the Peachy Queen, Kathy Jakopovich of Peachy Keen Stamps.  Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, April 1, 2011

We are hopping! Hop along and have fun!

I love Peachy Keen Stamps blog hops!  I am pretty sure you will too!  I have used the faceless bug set for my projects.  Kathy just floors me with her adorable images!!  I used a Stampin Up Sizzix die called Bigz XL Bitty Box and Envelope.  I made a bee gift tag and a bee card.  I had the perfect paper in my stash, sorry don't know who it is by.  The bee ribbon was purchased at my lss.  I stamped the butterfly, colored and glittered it.  I then stamped the flowers from the Spring Bouquet set.  I masked the flowers and colored them with copics, then added touches of glitter to the flowers to highlight them.  I am loving these new sets!  Now hop on over to Joanna's blog next.  Make sure and stop at each spot and leave a comment .  You may be a winner of some Peachy supplies if your number gets chosen.  As always thank so much for stopping by and for being such loyal followers.  I appreciate you and your kindness!  Here is the hop  lineup!  Have FUN!!!
Peachy Keen Blog -
Viv -
Kim -
Lorie -
Heidi -
Janice - are here.                                                                                                        
Joanna -
Nikki -
Emma -
Ruthie -
Samantha -
Lisa -

The WINNER is.....

Wendy said...

I love bees, can't wait to see the rest of your card & the set!!!

Wendy, aka Roo

Congratulations Wendy!  Please send me you snail mail so that I may pass it along to Angelica.  You have won the Faceless Bugs set.  You're gonna love it!