Friday, July 27, 2012

CottageCutz Baby Release and Garden Bench

Hello friends!  I have two cards to share with you today.  For the first card I used a few dies from the baby release.  Everything was cut from white cardstock.  I was trying to give the illusion of an embossed card by placing the baby clothes and bottles randomly on the white background.  I added a little pop of light blue to represent a baby boy.

My next card was made from the Cottage Cutz Garden Bench die.  Cut from white and colored with Copics this little die cut could be used for Spring and Summer cards or layouts for the garden enthusiast.

Enjoy the day and I hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Peachy Challenge 27

Hello friends!  I have 2 cards to share with you for the Peachy Challenge this week.  My first card didn't turn out the way I envisioned it so I made the Halloween card instead.  I still thought I would share them both even though I wasn't thrilled with the first one.  I didn't think it was so horrible that I would throw it away.  So here they are.  You can find all the details for the challenge HERE!

I used the tree and the fence for the sketch.  I traced the half circle and colored the entire image with copics.  The spooky tree was stamped twice.  The white highlights are from the Picket Fence Distress Marker by Tim Holtz.  It is a fun marker because when you draw with it it looks like nothing was drawn and then magically it appears.  I also used it for the moon highlights.  The fence is from PK-647 Faceless Fall Fun.  The spooky tree is from PK-636 Pumpkin House Accessories.  Frankenstein is from PK- 634 Frankly.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Peachy Challenge 26: Gift Bags

Hello friends!  This will be very short because it is my son's 25th birthday and we are going out to dinner.  I wanted to be sure and get this linked before it closes. This is for Peachy Challenge, Gift Bags. It started as a brown paper bag that I cut, covered and decorated, and added holes to thread the ribbon handles through.  I used PK-406 Sugar and Spice ginger girl.  I just purchased her from the retiring stamps because I didn't have the large size, and I love the gingers.  I just checked, and they are sold out.  However they do have the small set which is the perfect size for cards.  You may check them out HERE if you like.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CottageCutz Baby Release

Hello friends!  Today I wanted to share some of the assembled die cuts from the CottageCutz Baby Release.    I want to show you how small changes can sometimes make big differences.  First I have several Christening Gowns cut out in various colors.

These 3 gowns were cut from off white cardstock.  The one on the far left is just the diecut.  The middle gown was distressed with YR0000, pale chiffon copic.  The 3rd gown was distressed with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink.

Next we have 2 blue gowns cut from the same cardstock.  One was distressed with Memento Summer Sky ink, the other with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.  This gives a very different look to 2 gowns cut from the same color.  The green gown was distressed with Memento Pear Tart ink.

The pink dress on the left was stamped with some small vines and a heart using Memento Angel Pink.  That is my favorite from this selection.  It looks much nicer in person.  The second pink card was highlighted with a white gel pen.
Finally I have 3 bears cut with the CottageCutz Romper Bear to show you.  2 were cut from Kraft cardstock, the other was cut from plaid patterned paper.

Different outfits on each bear and all 3 bears were distressed with the tea dye ink.  I hope I have inspired you to try different ways for using your dies.  I will be back in 10 days to share some finished cards from this baby release.  As always, thanks so much for visiting!  Enjoy your day!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Peachy Keen July Stamp Club

Hello friends!  I received my July stamp kit yesterday and colored up the little girl in pigtails.  I love this set!  I know, I say it every month, but this one really is fabulous.  This set really has a lot of possibilities.  You can find out all the details about becoming a stamp club member here.

The papers I used are from My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found - Market Street.  She has been colored with Copics and the edges have been inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I think she is a cutie!  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, July 9, 2012

July PK Release Challenges

Here are the cards I made for the Peachy Keen July Release challenges.  I posted them on the PK Connection.  If you are not familiar with the Peachy Keen Connection, you can read about it here.  It is a fun place for Peachy Keen fans to hang out with other people that adore Peachy Keen Stamps.

For the bonnet, I traced a PK pink acrylic block, on the back side of the paper I wanted to use.  This image is the scrap I made before making the final project.  The face is from PK-650 Just Baby Faces Assortment.  I used the largest stamp in the set.

I colored the face with Copics.  Inked the edges of the "bonnet", and added lace and a bow.  The bear is from a CottageCutz Baby Frame die.

For this farm scene, I used retired PK stamps with the exception of the sentiment, which is from PK-292 Faceless Corn.  I have had the cow for many years.  I love it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Peachy Challenge 25 - Chalk it Up!

Hello Everyone.  Today I have a card to share with you for the Peachy Challenge.  I used PK-292 Faceless Corn.  I stamped the single corn twice and colored them with my Stampin Up chalks, using a blending stump.  I used a nestability die to cut the image out, then chalked up the edge with a sponge,
Thanks for having a look!  Have a great day!
Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Welcome Baby

Hello friends!  Janice here to show you a card I made with the CottageCutz Rocking Horse, from the recent baby release.  I LOVE this entire collection!  So CUTE!  I used the rocking horse with October Afternoon, Cakewalk papers to create a Welcome Baby card.  I could see this die being used for Christmas cards as well, by adding some pine boughs with pine cones.  I wanted to have one already made to show you the variation but didn't have enough time.  Maybe next time I will show you a Christmas one.  So here is my card for today.

I also used the Stork Banner and the Baby Buttons Mini.  After the pieces were assembled, I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.  Everything was pop dotted and some Hug Snug seam binding was used to tie the bow.  Next is a picture of 3 assembled rocking horses.  One of them was made with the left over pieces from this card.

This rocking horse would look wonderful on  a baby layout or as a Christmas ornament.  How might you be inspired to use the rocking horse?  Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Peachy Challenge 24 - Color Inspiration

Hello friends!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made for the Peachy Keen Color Inspiration challenge.  Here is the color palette.  Pretty, don't you think?

Here is my card.

I used the grandfather clock from the April PKSC-04, 2012 kit.  I colored it in a whimsical style, something you might see in a children's book.  The background papers are from October Afternoon, CakeWalk.  I love the vintage styles of October Afternoon.  Here are the details if you would like to participate.  There is still a little time to get your entry in. 

 Peachy Keen is having their yearly 4th of July sale.  25 % off most items.  It started at noon today.  Click here to shop PKS!

Happy 4th of July!  Be safe everyone!

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, July 2, 2012

MFT Guest DT July Challenge

Here is a card I am entering into the MFT Guest DT Challenge.  This is my 2nd card.

The image I used is MFT Pure Innocence Popping By.  The background and banner were made with October Afternoon, Cakewalk.  I don't remember the paper I used for the little girl, as I did her a few days ago, and forgot to write it down.  Sorry about that.    I used the Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax for the banner and the sentiment.  The popcorn was cut from a QuicKutz die and she was colored with Copics.  Thanks for having a peek.  Enjoy the day!

Hugs and smiles,