Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ticket to Ride

Good morning  Today I used the ticket booth from the carnival release.  I used softer colors because I love the way Cheryl has used these dies!  I was thinking I could have made it into a baby card by stamping words that are baby related.  There are lots of possibilities when you think outside the box.  I also used the Boardwalk Carnival Silhouette die.  Here is my card.

I used the Sew Easy to punch the stitch lines and then used the blue twine to stitch them.  I inked the edges of everything with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.  I cut our some circles of various sizes with my scissors and crumpled and inked them for the flower.  Have a fantastic day!

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge Fall Treats

Hello friends!
I hope you are all enjoying a nice weekend.  We actually had to turn our air conditioner on yesterday.  It was 80 and humid.  I really love Fall.  80 is much too hot for my liking.  
Today's challenge is Fall Treats, so I made this little treat bag.  I had a package of treat favor boxes that I bought at the Dollar Tree.  I was going to cover it with patterned paper but they were so flimsy.  So I opened it and used it as a template to trace onto sturdier cardstock.  I used a sturdy plaid paper from DCWV Ghost and Goblins Stack.  You could put candy corn, chocolate kisses, or any treat that someone would enjoy receiving.  You could put a package of brads or buttons or some other embellishment to give as a small gift.

I punched some leaves and then used Kristal's Fall-o-ween stamp set for the leaf tag.  The mix and match greetings are so versatile.  Please stop by and see what the other designers have created.  As always, I appreciate you and I thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge 61

Hello Peachy Fans!  Time for the next Tuesday sketch challenge.  I enjoyed seeing all the wonderful entries for the last challenge and appreciate your participation!  We hope you will play along with us for this challenge too!

Create a card with the sketch provided & twist incorporated. Peachy Keen Stamps are not required to participate, but we always love to see what you create with them if you have them already!

TWIST: Use twine or embroidery floss on your project

Design must be new
Link up by 10/3 - 11:59 pm CDT

What do you see when you look at this sketch?  This is what I saw.

The bowling pins were cut from the Nifty Fifties cartridge.  I used a variety of face stamps and hand wrote the  sentiment with a white gel pen.  You can choose how to end it.  Bowled over by... your kindness, generosity, your friendship.  You get the idea.  

Guest Designer: Jane -http://polkadotgypsy.blogspot.com
I am a follower of Jane's blog.  She does beautiful work and great tutorials and is very humble.  I know you will love her blog!  Welcome Jane!

Please check out what the other designers have created.  Lots of eye candy and always fun to see each person's interpretation of the sketch.  Thanks for having a look!

Hugs and smiles,

And the WINNER is.....

Good morning!  The winner of the Getting Cricky Fall blog hop is:

Blogger Anita Braddock said...

sooospooky love your card the paper and stamps very cool love the punche great job. thanks for the chance to win.

I used random.org 1-88.  #20 was the number generated.

Anita please contact me so I can mail your prize to you.  CONGRATULATIONS!!  Thank you to all of you for hopping along and all the wonderful comments.  Have a great day everyone.

Friday, September 16, 2011

All About Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to the Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Heather from Heather's Crafty Blog Space, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Along the way, you'll see NEW ideas for creating Fall & Halloween cards and MORE with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Amy's blog then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Kristal's THREE newest stamps sets are LARGER sets -- perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...  For more details or to make one of these sets YOURS, please click on the preview:

Fall-O-Ween benefits "Adopt a Classroom"

Winter Wishes benefits "Adopt a Classroom"

Scripture Sayings benefits "Good Samaritan Health Center"
Here are some cards I made using the Fall-O-Ween set..  I used several punches to create the scenes.

To stamp the ghosts, I inked up single letters from the BOO word stamp.  I punched a circle for the moon and sponged around it for the background paper.and then added some ink to the moon to make it look like wispy clouds.
I stamped the word BOO twice and tied off the card with a little twine that I inked up a little with the same ink I stamped and sponged with.

My second card I used some border punches, a circle punch, a Martha Stuart haunted house punch and a few others.  I punched the moon from some mosaic patterned paper.  I really like the look of the finished card.

Leave a comment and become a follower if you like what you see, for a chance to win the 4x6 stamp set pictured above.  It doesn't come in the original package but it is brand new, never used.  Enjoy the hop!  You can get a 20% discount to use in Kristal's store by using the code 20janice good through Sunday night.
Hugs and smiles, Janice
Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Deborah
She has created the most adorable layout you will definitely want to see!

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Quick Quotes and Peachy Keen Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Today we have a fun blog hop featuring products from Quick Quotes and Peachy Keen Stamps.
Designers from both teams have merged product from both companies to demonstrate just how versatile and inspiring the products can be.  This will be a 2 day hop with a chance to win some wonderful prizes.  You will have until Sunday, September 18, 11:59pm EDT to leave comments at each stop along the way for a
chance to win one of these great prizes.

Peachy Keen Stamps PRIZE:

Quick Quotes PRIZE:
Family Canvas Kit (All inclusive)
If you have arrived here from the  HEIDI's blog than you are in the right place.  If not you will want to start at the beginning HERE!
Now for my projects.  I received some Vintage Alphabet Quote Sheets, papers, and Vellum Quotes from the Miss Morgan line.  I used the Vellum "Dream On" quote for this 8x8 layout.   I thought PK-250 Sleeping Teddy was the perfect stamp to pair up with the quote and the paper.  I also used PK-204 Lil' Bugs.

For my next project I chose PK-634 Frankly  to use with The Miss Morgan product  line.

I had a lot of fun with this one.  I used the letter C from the Vintage Alphabet Quote sheet.  Candy is Dandy How perfect is that?
I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today.  Now hop on over to Jennifer Sodowsky's blog for more inspiration.  Thanks for hopping and be sure and visit Peachy Keen and the other designers tomorrow for day 2.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge - Halloween

Hello friends!  I always find it difficult to write a post on days that weigh heavy on our hearts.  My father died on this date in the year 2000.  I still miss him very much and can't believe it has been 11 years since his passing, 21 years since my mother's death.  Life is a journey and I believe I will be reunited with my loved ones in heaven some day.  Enjoy life and try to find the good in each day and the good in each other.  God Bless us all!

Now for today's challenge at Getting Cricky.  The Simply Sunday challenge is Halloween.  I made a couple of cards today using the new stamp set Fall-o-ween, by KAndrew Designs.  I love Halloween and had fun with this challenge.

I used many of the stamps to make the background paper.  I used a large bat punch by EK Success.  I punched one from confetti cardstock and stamped the word Batty on it.  Added some lace trim, twine and bling for the eyes to finish it off.

For this card I started with a piece of patterned paper.  I stamped a row of crows for the "banner".  I then used the exclamation points turned upside down to create the spooky fence.  The green grass was stamped with the wings stamps from the set.  I used Cottage Ivy Memento Ink for the grass and the Happy Fall Sentiment.  The pumpkins and the black cat were punched with  Martha Stewart punches.  I used some green gingham ribbon to finish the card.  I hope I have inspired you to look at stamps in a different way, with a different purpose.  Please be sure and check out what the other designers have created.  You won't be disappointed.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, September 9, 2011

Peachy Keen Fall Blog Hop

Good morning Peachy Keen Fans!  I am so excited to share this new release with you.  We have all enjoyed using these stamps!  Please be sure and visit each stop along the way and leave a comment for random chances to try and win some of these adorable sets!  There will be a Peachy Keen SALE this weekend.  You are definitely going to want to shop when you finish this hop  My Design Team Sisters have outdone themselves and I can't wait to hop to each of their blogs to admire their projects.  Kathy continues to amaze me with her talent and her ability to create even more faces.  Those puppy faces are so dog-gone CUTE! (sorry, I couldn't resist. lol)  The sale discounts are listed below.  Now on to my projects.

Spend $25 - $39.99 15%off
Spend $40 - $74.99 20%off
Spend $75+ get 25% off!

Please visit the Peacny Keen blog for all the details of the hop.

I was having so much fun with these stamps that I went a little overboard.  I still have many ideas that I would have liked to try, but I ran out of time.  I hope you like my projects and if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Here is the blog hop list.  Have fun!

Joanna - http://scrap-making.blogspot.com

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge 60

Good morning friends!  It is time for another Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge.

Create a card with the sketch provided. Peachy Keen Stamps are not required to participate, but we always love to see what you create with them if you have them already!

Design must be new
Link up by 9/19 - 11:59 pm CDT

I love Halloween so I chose some Halloween stamps and got busy.  When I saw the sketch, I immediately saw a door with a window.  I chose PK-617, Spider on Freaked Out Ghost because I think it looks like he could be peeking out the window the way his arms are positioned!  

I used PK-630 Nikkity Knack for the ghosts.  I used PK-601 Spiders and Cats for some extra spook!
Guest Designer: Cristina -http://www.craftingwithcristina.com
Please check out what my teammates have created here!  Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,