Monday, February 25, 2013

A Little Bit of Punch Art

Hello friends!  Today I have a little project to share with you, using 3 punches and some stamps.  I was looking at my SU Ornament punch and thought if I add a Peachy Keen face and some hair it would make a cute face to go along with the lemons and sentiment I was going to use. The sentiment, " When life gives you lemons, squirt it in the eye!" from PK-164 Fruit Sentiments Two was the inspiration for my card.   For the lemons, I used PK-239 Faceless Fruit.  I used the watermelon stamp to make the lemon wedges.  Using Memento Dandelion ink, and a little bit of masking, I stamped three watermelon wedges.  For the squirt droplets I used the water droplet stamp from PK-222 Happy Go Lucky Elephant and the mustard drop stamp from PK-115 Let's Ketchup.  I could have hand drawn the droplets, but I know some of you get nervous about drawing so I used stamps from other sets.  I did, however, draw the lemon segments with my Copics and white gel pen.
Here is a photo of the punches and stamps I used to make the PK face.
The ornament punch was used for the base of the head.  The top of the ornament when turned upside down, becomes the neck of the girl.  I liked the hair on the small angel in the January 2012 Stamp Club set, PKSC-01 January 2012, so I stamped the small angel and cut the hair from it.  I used the smaller face stamp with her tongue sticking out and stamped it on the ornament punched shape.  I wanted a stamp with one eye closed so she wouldn't get squirted in the eye.  Her ruffled collar was made with 2 scallop punches.
Here is the completed card.  I hope by showing you that you can use parts of a stamped image and punches to create something new will inspire you to see the endless possibilities with the tools you have at your disposal.
Have a wonderful day and  thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Some Peachy Cuteness to Share With You

Here are a few cards I have made that I wanted to share with you, using those adorable Peachy Keen Stamps that so many of us ENJOY!  I used PK-164 Fruit Sentiments Two and PK-239 Faceless Fruit and PK-146 Piles of Smiles to create this cute and simple card.

To make the next two cards i used PKSC-07 July 2012.  I paper pieced the little boy and wanted him to have a shirt on under his bib overalls.  The shirt is larger than the overalls, so you will need to stamp and cut the shirt and stamp and cut the overalls.  Place the overalls over the t-shirt and cut away the excess t-shirt.
No paper piecing on the little girl.  She was stamped and colored with Copics.  I used the flowers from the mailbox stamp to add to the grass.  The flowers were colored with Copics and highlighted with a white gel pen.
As always, thank you for visiting!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Still some time to join the Peachy Challenge

Hello everyone.  This card is for PK challenge 13-7.  You still have a little time to play along,   Here is another card that I made using the split negative technique.  A tutorial for this technique can be found HERE.  I used PK-169, Geared Up Background.  I also used PK-186 Made on Planet Earth Sentiments.
I stamped the background with black pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I stamped another in red and heat embossed it.  Then I cut both images down the middle and matched the patterns and adhered them to black cardstock.  I cut one of the images to be smaller and layered it on top, matching the gears.  I even cut half of a black gear to go on half of the red one.  I hope you like it.

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, February 15, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-7 Sketch

Good morning friends.  It is time for another Peachy Challenge.  Today we have a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch.
And here is my card,

I used the split negative technique to create this card.  You can find the technique and a gallery of samples at Splitcoaststampers.  Click HERE for the tutorial.

I used PK-159 Thinking of you Bear.  You may read all about the challenge and see what the other designers have created by clicking HERE.  I hope you will have some time to play along.  We always love to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Freckled Fawn and PK- Blog Hop

Good morning everyone.  So today we have partnered with Freckled Fawn to show you some creative ways to use the products we were given.  Each designer received Washi tape, wooden arrows, and heart shaped paper clips.  The washi tape has many different styles.  I have 2 cards to share with you.
 I used the washi tape to create the cupcake liner, the rolled flower and the hearts.

For this card I used the tape to make the flower petals.  The paperclips were used to make the leaves for the flower.

Please check out all the creative ways the other designers used the Freckled Fawn products they were given by clicking here.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sleeping Teddy

Good afternoon Peachy fans!  Here is a card I made with PK-250 Sleeping Teddy and PK-184 Twinkle Twinkle Sentiments.  There are several sentiment stamps and some adorable face stamps that I think you will want to add to your collection.   The mid-month release stamp sets will be 20% off until February 19th and if you spend $35.00 or more you will get $5.00 off.  You must use a promo code so please read all the details on the home page HERE!  Now here is my card.

I used copics to color the image and white Colorbox pigment ink with Stampin' Up white embossing powder for the sentiment.  Thanks for having a look!

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Another Alicia's Challenge Card #2

Hello again!  Here is another card I am posting to Alicia's Challenge.  I am happy with her hair, but I need to practice those ruffles. ugh!
This stamp is called Honey.  Hope you are enjoying your evening.  We are bracing for 2 feet of snow.  They have already closed school and it hasn't even started snowing yet.  I hope it isn't going to be as bad as anticipated.  Thanks again for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Alicia's Challenge

Here is a card I made for a new challenge that I found.  The challenge was to use your favorite crafty item and an image from Alicia's Little Shop!  I used this cute little image, Alicia and her Little Cat.  The prize for this challenge is 10 copics, and since copics are my favorite crafty item, I just had to play along.  Hope you like it.
I am entering this into Alicia's Challenge #2.
Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Peachy Keen Outta This World Release Available NOW!!

Hello Peachy fans!  It was so nice to see some new faces at our Peachy Keen February release party!  If you weren't able to make it, there is still time to join in the 2 challenges for a chance to win a Peachy Prize.  ($25.00 gift certificate to spend on some Peachy goodness.)  You may also want to read through the pages of the release party and see all the amazing projects the design team cooked up.  Here are a few more that I will share on my blog.  Gigi, fellow design team member is the hostess of Challenge 1, to use polka dots and stripes on your card.  You must use Peachy Keen stamps if you want a chance to win.  Here is the card I made for Gigi's challenge.
I used PK-166 Happy Trails Spaceship. 
I am the hostess for the 2nd challenge.  Make a monochromatic card, tag, etc. with the color of your choice.  Here are 2 samples that I have made.

These cards were made using  PKSC - 14 February 2013.  It is an awesome set and so are the add on sets.  I hope you go take a peek in the Peachy Keen Store.  They are having a special release sale all week and winners will be chosen at random if you make a purchase.  All the details can be found here.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hidden Pocket Card

Hello Everyone!  Sorry for the late post.  I am so used to posting on the dates ending in 7 that I forgot that it was changed this month because of it being such a short month.  I have a hidden pocket card to share with you today.  It was so much fun to make and I have to say I am pretty happy with the results.  I used the CottageCutz Vintage Vanity and Stool die.
The pocket is behind the image.

I made the bedroom scene and traced and cut the oval out for the mirror with my detail scissors.  I cut the vanity mirror frame 3 times and layered them on top of each other.  I did this so the table of the vanity would lay smoother over the "woodwork" and not have a bump.
 This is the back of the pocket before adhering to the card base.

This is the card front with tag in pocket and below is a picture of the sentiment I stamped in the mirror window when the tag is removed.
And here is the final card.  I ended up cutting it down to fit a standard card base of 4 and 1/4 X 5 and 1/2.
If you have any questions please ask.  I love to help if I can.  Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, February 4, 2013

Last Night of Sneak Peeks, Party Tomorrow

Tonight is the last night of sneak peeks and then the party starts at 6pm CST tomorrow, Tuesday Feb.5.  Hope to see you there.  Here is another card that I would like to share with you.  I think these robots are so cute!
I hope you like them too.

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Peachy Keen Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hello Peachy Fans!  I hope you have had a chance to see the sneak peeks for day 1.    If not you may click here to check them out.  This is such a fun release and I don't want you to miss a single day.  Here are a couple of peeks that I have to share with you.   Be sure and come to the February release party at the Peachy Keen Connection on Tuesday, Feb. 5th at 6pm CST.  You are sure to "Have a Blast" and you will have chances to win some Peachy Prizes as well as join in on one or two of the challenges that will be posted that night.  So here are my cards.  Please visit the Peachy Keen Blog to see what the other designers have done for day 2.  I am very honored to be among such talented and sweet designers.
I paper pieced this little spaceship.  I had the perfect background paper to pair it with.  I cut the yellow strips to make them look like beams of light for the landing gear,
The rocket card was colored with copics.

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope to see you at the release party on Tuesday.  More peeks for the next 2 nights as well.  Have a great night!

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, February 1, 2013

Peachy Keen Sneak Peeks Have Begun

Hello Peachy Fans!!
Go check out the Peachy Keen Blog for some out of this world Peachy CUTENESS!!  Sneak peeks have just begun for the February stamp release.  We will have 4 nights of peeks and then on Feb. 5 we will have the release party at 6pm CST at the Peachy Keen Connection.   I hope you will join us for the big reveal.  There is always lots of chit chat and chances to win some Peachy prizes.  Please check out the Peachy Keen Blog each night for some more peeks.  Have a great night!

Hugs and smiles,