Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge Card #3

Good morning!  Today I have another card to share that I am entering into the MFT sketch challenge.  You can find all the details here.  The stamp set I used is You Color My World from the Pure Innocence line.  The papers I used are from October Afternoon, Modern Homemaker.  The die I used is Die-namics Artist Palette.

I had a lot of fun paper piecing this image.  There is still time left to join in the challenge.  You might win a guest DT spot and $200 dollars worth of MFT products.  As always I thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your visits!  Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 19

Hello friends!  Well I have almost an hour before this challenge closes.  I am getting better, ha!  This is for PK color challenge.  You can find all the details here.  I used my favorite flower set, PK-240 Say It With Flowers.

I colored the image with Copics and added a few doodles.  I also used my white gel pen.  The flower was made by cutting 2 circles, 1 slightly smaller, distressing the edges with the blade of my scissors, scrunching and inking the edges, and finishing with a brad in the center.  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Trying Something New

Hello friends!  I am stepping outside my box and trying something I have never done before, an Art Journal.  I am taking an online class with Christy Tomlinson called Your Living Canvas.  Mixed Media Art is a new adventure to me.  Here is the cover of my journal.  I kind of like it.  I will post more as I create.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bee Happy

Good morning friends!  I hope you are all enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend!  We have had some really beautiful weather here in Massachusetts, so I was in the mood to make a fun summery card.  This is the Kitty Bee Sweet die.  It was a Valentine release.  This die could be used for  so many occasions, not just for Valentines.   I also used the Oval Doily and Frame.  I used the inner piece.  There are several ways you can use this die as well.

I used my ruffled gingham ribbon once again.  I love the ruffled gingham ribbons.  I hope you haven't grown tired of them.  Lots of yellow and black elements for my card today.  Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

PK Anything Goes

Hello friends!  Wow!  I got this linked with only 5 minutes to spare.  I thought I had another hour.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute.  This little cutie is from one of my favorite sets, PK-277 Vivienne and Friends.  I know I have said this before, but I was fortunate to have met Vivienne along with Lorie,  Lisa and Kim in October of 2011.  We got to spend time with Kathy and the Peachy family.  Whenever I think of that time it makes me so happy!  Very fond memories.

I paper-pieced Vivienne with paper from Simple Stories, Summer Fresh.  I drew the sidewalk and colored the rest with my Copics, except for the clouds.  I used Memento Summer Sky ink.  I cut a cloud shape and used a sponge to create the sky.  I cut another cloud shape and stamped You're a doll on it.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Another Craft-A-Lot Unity Challenge

Hello friends!  I have another card to share with you that I am entering into a new challenge blog.  This is for the Craft-A-Lot Unity Challenge Debut.  The challenge was to use Unity Stamps and bling.

I used stamps from the Unity May 2012 Kit of the Month, Love In An Instant.  Lots of fun stamps in this kit!  Papers are Authentique with the exception of the polka dot piece.  I used Y21 and B18 copics to color the heart and dress form.  Thanks for having a look!  I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Card made for Craft-a-lot Unity Challenge Debut

Here is a card I made for the  Craft-a-lot Unity Challenge Debut.  Only requirements are to use a Unity stamp and some bling.  I chose another Phyllis Harris stamp, Brandy and Emma, Forever Friends.  Isn't this a darling set?

 I used Copics to color the images.  I used some tiny pearls for bling in her hair. Thanks for stopping by.  There is still some time to play along if you have some Unity stamps.

Hugs and smiles,

Phyllis Harris Every Breath

Here are a couple of cards I made using one of my new Unity stamps designed by Phyllis Harris, called Every Breath.  I love this image.

 For the first card I paper pieced her dress and created a summery scene with her standing in a field of wildflowers.  This card makes me long for summer, blowing dandelions in the wind.

For this card I drew a beach scene with my copics and a white gel pen.  I always find it difficult to have a card without any layering or something on it, so I used twine to create the sun and the rays of sun.  It looked strange with just the twine sun, so I added the rays.  Now I am not sure I like the rays.  Unfortunately they are stuck so they will have to do.  I had fun creating the scenes.  I will be posting another card using a stamp by the same Unity artist.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #2

Here is card #2 for the  My Favorite Things Guest Designer Sketch Challenge.  I used the stamp set called The Rainbow Will Come.  I used Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms paper to paper piece the stamped image.  If you have MFT stamps you may want to join in on their challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Shabby Chic Cupboard

Good morning friends.  Today I have a picture tutorial to show how to make this Shabby Chic Pocket card.

Start with an 8 and 1/2 by 10 inch piece of cardstock.  Score at 2 and 1/8 and 6 and 3/8.

Turn horizontally on Score-Pal and score at the 4 inch mark just to the score lines.  Score at 7 inches from top to bottom.  Remove areas marked with X and cut on solid lines to make tabs.  Apply adhesive and fold up to form pocket.  Decorate as desired.

I used several dies to decorate my pocket card.  I used the large bowl from the CottageCutz  Stacking Bowls.  I used the cherries from the CottageCutz Oven Mitt and Stuff for the decorative plates in the cupboard.  I used the CottageCutz Tea Time Border die, the Oval Doily and Frame, and the CottageCutz Strawberry Mini.  If you have any questions about my tutorial, please ask in the comments and I will get back to you.  Thanks so much!

I am entering this into this challenge:
Moxie Fab Gingham Challenge

Does it get any more gingham than this?  I saw this challenge on someone elses blog so I just had to enter.  I am a huge gingham fan!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Here is a card I made for the My Favorite Things Guest Designer Sketch Challenge.  I love the Pure Innocence  line of stamps from My Favorite Things.  I used the Dress Up Diva stamp set.  I just thought this was such a cute set and  that it would look great with so many color combinations.  I used Basic Grey's Picadilly line to paper piece this little Diva!
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 17

Hello friends! Here is the card I made for the PK Challenge 17.  I used one of the lanterns from the newest  Kit of the Month set.  The papers are from Memory Box.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Recent things I have made

These were made with a Zentangle Technique.  Typically Zentangle  is all hand done but I like to stamp images and Zentangle the stamped image or around the image.  The first card, I stamped the pear from Peachy Keen Faceless Fruits and Zentangled/doodled them with a copic fine line black pen.  The next 2 cards were made with Unity stamps.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, May 7, 2012

Peachy Keen Alumni "That's What Friends Are For" Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!  I am so excited to be hopping with my Peachy sisters again!  I miss them so much and all the fun we have had.  If you have arrived here from the very talented  Erin Lee Shriner's blog, you are moving along just fine.  Just a few more stops until the end.  I hope you have been enjoying the hop.  Please be sure and leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win some great prizes.  To qualify for a prize you must leave comments on each blog and on the Peachy Keen Blog at the end.  So on to my cards.
For my first card, I used PK-105, Happy Hour.  Don't those drinks look refreshing?  Lots of cute stamps in this set.
For my second card I used a couple of my favorite sets from when I was on the team.  I love the PK-240 Say It With Flowers stamp set.  It can be used for so many occasions.  Another favorite set of mine is PK-279, Faceless Bugs.  Who doesn't love those adorable bugs?  The bees are just the cutest bees ever!

I used copics to color the images.  I added some yellow stickles to the flowers and butterfly for some sparkle.  Now hop on over to Lorie's blog to be inspired by her talent.  I am sure she has something spectacular to show you.!  Here is a list of the entire line-up in case you get lost.  Thanks so much for hopping with us and good luck.  It may just be your lucky day.  Have a great week!

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog 
Emma Aguilar
Joanna Bandeline
Lisa Buttafuoco
Samantha Casey
Nikki Foraker
Heidi Giebel
Vivienne Holden
Kathy J.
Ruthie Nixon
Erin Lee Shriner
Janice Wilson
Lorie Souther
Peachy Keen Stamps

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Unity Color Challenge

Hello friends!  Today I have another card for the Unity Color challenge, using the colors pink, green and off white.  The watermelon stamp is from the June 2011 Kit of the Month set.  The sentiments, hello, sweet friend are from the set Mix-up of Cuteness.  I hope you like my card.  There is still time to play along.  You can find out all the details here.

I masked the watermelon and stamped it 3 times.  They were colored with copics  Thanks for stopping by! Your visits are always appreciated.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Unity May Sketch Challenge

Here is a card I made for the May Sketch Challenge on the Unity Blog.  The ladybug frame is from the February 2012 Kit of the Month.  The larger ladybug is from the April 2011 KOM set.  It's a beautiful day sentiment is from the April 2012 KOM.  The leaves are from the set, Where You Should Be.

I hope you like my card.  Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,

Peachy Keen Challenge 15

Here is a card I made for the PK challenge this week.  I love to make my own background paper so I just had to play along.  You can find the challenge here.  I used the Hot Cocoa stamp set.  I stamped the images onto patterned paper and added some shading.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Shabby Chic Tuesday

Good morning friends!  Today my card features the Build a Bouquet by Shabby Chic Stamp Co.  I stamped the roses first.  Then I masked a few of them to stamp the stems.  Then I stamped the vase and colored the images with Copics.  The green curly Q's were hand drawn.
Shabby Chic Stamps are a fairly new company.  Right now this set is 50% off.  Such a great deal.  You may visit the Shabby Chic Store here.  For more inspiration please visit the Shabby Chic Blog.  Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,