Friday, November 30, 2012

Two Holiday Cards with Peachy Keen Stamps

Hello friends!!  Today I get to share fun Christmas card on both the Peachy Keen Stamps blog and the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog.  This first card uses the November Stamp Kit of the Month........

The sweet little reindeer, tree branches and sentiment are all stamped with the November kit.  I colored the reindeer with my Copic markers.  I also added some white pen accents with the Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  Here is a closer shot.....

For the tree, I stamped the branch stamp from the November kit in several different places to make it look like a tree.  I added some stickles and Viva Decor pearl pen accents for ornaments.  the presents are just a square and a rectangle cut with my paper trimmer and then I tied soem ribbon on them.

This second card is for the new challenge up at the Peachy Keen Stamps challenge blog.  The challenge this week is to create a shaped card.  I created this one with my Cricut and the Snow Flakey stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps.....

I added a banner and some snowflakes and the word joy for the sentiment.  I tied the banner with some bakers twine from The Twinery and glued it to the snowman's hands.  Here is another shot....

I hope that you have enjoyed my cards today and that your holidays are filled with happiness!!



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Madelyn's Banner Birthday Card

Hi everyone!!  Today I have a card to share with you that I created with the November Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions.....
The papers, button and ribbon are all from the November Key Ingredients kit.  The patterened papers are from Jillybean Soup called Grandma's Lima Bean Soup.  I stamped and colored Moka Madelyn from Taylored Expressions with my Copic markers.   Here is a close-up shot. 
There is still a few days left to get your hands on one of these awesome sets.  CLICK HERE for more detail on how to get one for yourself or someone else.....would make a great Christmas gift for a loved one who loves to make cards.  ;) 


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Oh My, Pumpkin Pie!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!   I know that it is near the end of the holiday, but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!  So many things have been happening here that make me truly thankful for the loved ones that I have in my life (I will share a little more below).  Because of everything going on, I haven't had much time to make things to share with you.  I do have this fun layout that I created last year for the Cricut Circle magazine of my two oldest enjoying their Pumpkin Pie a few years ago.  

So, as I mentioned at the first of this post, some of the things that are going on around here are that we have lost two members of our family this last week, my cousin in a tragic freak accident and also with my mother-in-law passed away late last night.  All this on top of the fact that we are trying to pack up and move a considerable distance in the next week and a half.   I am so very emotionally drained at this point.  I haven't had much mojo to craft even if I did have the time to, thankfully I do have some projects that I haven't shared here on my blog that I get to share over the next couple of weeks along with a couple of DT assignments.  ;)

Also, our funds are running low with this move and all the traveling we have been doing with funerals and such, so if there is something on my FOR SALE page that you are interested in buying from me, I would be happy to pack it up and ship it to you.  I do have a paypal account, so that could be done quickly.  I will be adding much more over the next week or so.  I have over 150 Stampin' Up! stamp sets that I am wanting to sell, too.  Most, if not all, are retired and so if there is a set that you are looking for, EMAIL ME and let me know.....I might just have it in my stash.  ;)

I am also so very thankful to you, my blog readers.  I love getting on and seeing the comments you leave for me.  They help help to brighten my day inspire me to create more to share.   Thanks so much!!


Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Die cuts: Cricut Expression with Mini Monsters, Everyday Paper Dolls, Elegant Edges, Thanksgiving, and Cindy Loo Cartridges
Ink: Colorbox fluid chalk
Embossing:  Cuttlebug and Swiss Dot's Embossing folder
Metal embellishments: Stampin' Up!
Other: embroidery floss, buttons, sewing machine and thread  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Release Blog Hop with My Creative Time

Hi and welcome to the first day of the My Creative Time Blog Hop!!  If you came from Emma's Blog, you are in the right place, if you happened upon this blog post and would like to join us for this super fun blog hop as we showcase the newest My Creative Time release, hop on back to the My Creative Time Blog to get started.

Today I have a lovely little Christmas card to share with you that uses the new Vintage Stitched Label dies and the Label font stamp set.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the doilie and the nativity images.  The patterned paper is from the MME 6x6 Christmas paper pad.
Isn't this Label Font the funnest??  I love how it looks like a 3D label and you can use it to make any word you want with any color of COOL!!  to finish off my card, I stitched around the edge in black thread and then tied a red ribbon around it and added a green button to the bow.

Here is a look at the sets that I used today:

As Emma stated in her video on Wednesday, she is offering a free CUTE stamp set "Thank You Hugs" to everyone who places their order by Sunday @ midnight! That will be the deadline to receive this FREE stamp set! (after that, I will offer it for sale) This is a little token of her appreciation for ALL of you who made this ALL possible for her to continue to do what she LOVES! Also to celebrate our 2 year anniversary! Yep, she came out w/her first set of stamps 2 years ago......WOW!
This offer starts tomorrow, Thurs Nov 15th @ 8am PST & will end on Sunday, Nov 18th @ midnight! ONE per customer please! You do NOT have to add it to your cart or use a special code, we will just include it w/your order! 

For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined! You will win a "SURPRISE GIFT BAG FULL OF GOODIES" All you have to do is leave a comment here along w/the rest of the design team's blogs AND also leave a way for us to contact you! Emma will use to pick the lucky winners! All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, November 18th at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Here is the blog hop lineup for today:

Before you leave, I wanted to share a little sneak peek of something that I am working on that includes this newest release.....I can't wait to share more with you in December.  ;)
Your next stop is Miss Cassandra, don't forget to leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a better chance of winning a prize from Miss Emma!! Have fun and Good Luck!!


  Cardstock: Bazzill (white), Stampin' Up! (green), Pebbles in my Pocket (black)
  Patterned paper - MME Christmas 6x6 pad
  Stamps: My Creative Time
  Die cuts: My Creative Time (Vintage Label), Silhouette (Doily, Nativity)
  Ribbon: Basic Basic
  Other: Button, sewing machine and thread     

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November Release Week with My Creative Time! {Day 3}

Hi and welcome everyone!!  Today is the third day for the sneak peeks with My Creative Time.  I tell you that this release is a MUST HAVE.  So many fun dies and stamps to play with like the ones I used on my project today......

I used my Cricut and Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the box and then used the Vintage Label Dies, Vintage Label Stamps to stamp the orange polka-dots onto the label and then used the Vintage Label Sentiments across that middle.  The Scallop and Stitched Circle in the middle of the label are also cut with dies from My Creative Time.  Here is a closer look.....
I used Basic Grey papers and Stampin' Up! cardstock and inks.  I also added some pen stitching and ribbon from my big stash of ribbon. 

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!
***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!
Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Friday, November 16th during the release happening @ 8:00am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

Don't forget to see the whole release tomorrow along with the kick off of a super fun, two day blog hop with the My Creative Time design team!!  I can't wait to share what I created with you then.....See you tomorrow!!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Heart Full of Wonder with the Jinger Adams Collection

Hello!!  Today I get to share another fun project over on the Jinger Adam's blog that uses the Gypsy Queen papers and embellishments along with Jinger's fab Pop-Out Easel Card.

I stitched and inked around the edges of the paper and added some lace to the bottom of the sentiment piece that is one of the fab tags that is in the front of the Gypsy Queen paper pack.  I matted it over a blue cardstock square.

Here is a closeup shot of the embellishments and sentiment.....

I also tied some red ribbon around the card for added texture and to help draw out the red in the sentiment.

Here is a pic of the card set up......

So, what do you think??  I really love how easy it is to pull together an 3D type of card with these pre-made ones from Jinger.  She has 6 different styles.  You can see the whole collection HERE.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Thankful Tree Card wth Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients

If you are looking for the Peachy Keen Stamps Thankful Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!!  Today I have some exciting news to share with you.....Taylor Van Bruggen from Taylored Expressions has asked me to be a part of her Key Ingredients Design Team and I was more than thrilled to accept.  I have been a HUGE fan of Taylor's beautiful stamps and was so happy that she asked me.  I got to start with the November Key Ingredients Kit and here is a card that I created with it......

The Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit is a monthly subscription that contains enough coordinating patterned paper, cardstock, ribbon, and various embellishments to create at least 16 cards.  This November kit has a beautiful 6x6 pad from Jillibean Soup called Grandma's Lima Bean Soup.  I really love these papers!!  Here is a closer look at my card....
The tree, heart, and sentiment are all stamped from the Falling For You stamp set from Taylored Expressions that was Exclusive for subscribers to the Key Ingredients at 50% off last month (and is still available to Key Ingredient subscribers through today).  Another added perk to the Key Ingredients subscription is that Subscribers will receive 10% off everything at the TE Store during the monthly discount period along with FREE SHIPPING on additional orders placed during this time.  What a fab way to stock up on Taylored Expressions awesome stamps!!

Here is a look at the November Key Ingredients Kit:

Cassie Trask is also joining the Key Ingredients team and if you followed along during the Last Card Standing competition, she created some beautiful cards and went all the way to the top 5 and was a finalist with me.  I am very excited to get to work with her along with the other super talented members of the Key Ingredients design team.......Debbie Carriere, Tracy Clemente, and Monika Davis.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thankful Blog Hop with Peachy Keen Stamps

Hello and welcome to my blog for the special Thankful blog hop with the Peachy Keen Stamps design teams (past and present).  If you are coming from Leanne's blog, you are in the right place.....if you just happened upon my post and would like to join in this super fun blog hop, then hop back to the Peachy Keen Stamps blog to get started and to see all the details.

I really LOVE Thanksgiving.  It is my favorite holiday and so I wanted to make something special that I can put on the table for the dinner guests.  I created these fun place settings to share with you today and my guests on Thanksgiving........

I used some 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 inch glassine bags and I sprayed them with some Tattered Angels mists to give the bags a little bit of color.   The tags are cut out with my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The adorable little turkey and saying are from the Lil Tweets - Thanksgiving set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I colored in the little turkey with my Copic markers and then added some white pen details.

I tied them on the bags with some yellow ribbon and finished them off with a green button and some raffia.

Before you continue on the hop, I would like to share with you some things that I am thankful for.  I am thankful for God's love....I see it every day.  I am thankful that He has sent me my wonderful husband and my beautiful children.....they are the greatest blessings in my life.  I am thankful for the roof over our heads and for the sustaining food and clean water I have access to.  I am also very thankful for the wonderful talent that He has blessed me with and that I am able to share it with you.

Did you see that there is a sale going on right now over at Peachy Keen Stamps??  You can get the adorable set pictured below for free along with a chance to win some awesome prizes!!  Click on the pic below to check out all the details......

What fun would a blog hop be without prizes??  Peachy Keen Stamps will be giving away three $50 gift certificates to three random winners.....the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have of winning.  =)

I am entering this in the RCC74 ~ Fall Spirit Challenge and 

It is now time to hop on over to Cristina's blog, but don't forget to leave a comment first.  ;)

Here is the Blog Hop Lineup:
Cristina Garcia (next stop)

Have fun and good luck!!

I am entering this in the RCC74 ~ Fall Spirit Challenge and the Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger: Fantasy in Fall


Monday, November 5, 2012

Smash Book Post #2 - Scrapping the Little Things with MCT

Hey crafty friends!!  Welcome back as I share another smash book post.  If you missed my first one, click HERE.  I mentioned that I had a couple of smash books for a while and they were way too intimidating to me until Miss Emma at My Creative Time started the Scrapping the Little Things project, I had to pull them out and get started with them.  Now that I am getting more comfortable with them, I think that I am really starting to love it.  I have decided to just use it as a life journal for me.  I will make art type of pages as well as stuff about me that my kids and grandkids will hopefully enjoy later.  Here is my page for today.....

I titled these pages "I am a MOM."  I used the camera stamp from the Camera Shy stamp set from My Creative Time along the middle of the pages and also for the "Smile" on the right picture.  I didn't stamp directly onto the photo, but on a piece of acrylic (think packaging) and then cut it out and secured it to the photo with a small paper clip.  Here is a shot of the acrylic piece over the left picture that is stamped with the Small Talk stamp set.......

I did it this way so that I wouldn't ruin the photo and have to reprint some more if I messed up.  Stamping on smooth surfaces like photos and acrylic isn't exactly easy since the wet ink makes the stamp more likely to slide on the smooth surface.  I used a Stazon ink pad for the stamping because that stuff really sticks to slick is a pic of one of the stamped images I did........
See how the "i" and the heart are a little blured at the is because I don't have a super steady hand while stamping and so I had to make another one (or two or three) to get it right.  I then just cut down the acrylic and used it over my picture.

Here is a closer shot of the bottom of the other page.......

I used some white doilies and painted the edges with a red acrylic paint.  I thought they they came out really bright red, so I 'dulled' them down a little with some light brown ink.  I added some butterflies and pen details and journaling.  Tell me what you think......

You should hop on over to the My Creative Time blog to check out what the other designers are up to with their Scrapping the Little Things projects......I can't wait to see what they have all been up to myself.  ;)


  Stamps: My Creative Time (Camera Shy and Small Talk)
  Patterned papers: Imaginisc(heart); SU! (banner papers)
  paper clips: Tim Holtz (small); Recollections (flower)
  Paint: Making Memories; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
  Ink: Stazon
  Pen: Smash Stick
  Stickers: October Afternoon (small square alpha), American Crafts (thickers)
  Punches: Martha Stewart (butterfly); SU! (square) 
  Other: Acrylic

Friday, November 2, 2012

Cute Elf Card - Peachy Keen November Release Week

Hey everyone!!  Today is Day 1 of the November Release with Peachy Keen Stamps.  I really am loving this November Stamp Kit of the Month......perfect for Christmas.  Check out my card with this adorable little elf.....

I colored him with my Copic markers and added some white pen detail.  I also used the Snow Writer for the white areas on the hat.  The sentiment and the holly berry are also stamped from this kit.

I added a little stitching and rhinestones to my card. Hop on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps blog to check out what the other designers have been up to and don't forget to check over there for peeks over the next few days as well.



  Cardstock: Bazzill
  Patterned paper: My Little Shoebox
  Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps
  Markers: Copic
  Gel Pen: Sakura
  Die cuts: Spellbinders
  Rhinestones: Queen and Co.
  Other: DecoArt Snow Writer, sewing machine and thread