Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #19

Time for my favorite blog challenge!! The last Peachy Keen challenge of 2009.

My parents wedding anniversary was Saturday. They are coming for New Years tomorrow, I wanted to make them a special card. I love the sketch for challenge 19 and this was the idea I came up with.

I cut the snowflakes on my cricut in black out. They are from Joys of the Season. I stamped the snowflakes using Peachy Keen Large Snowflakes and Snow Faces (PK-232) on the blue bottom layer of the back snowflakes. Then on the white top layer I stamped the sweet penguins from Peachy Keen Penguin Doll Set (PK-318).

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sketchy Thursdays Second Chance Challenge

Here's my card for the Sketchy Thursday 2nd Chance Challenge. I used K&Co. Deck the Halls pp. It is glittery, I tried to get a picture that shows the glitter. This paper is beautiful, I'm not sure if it photographed as pretty as it really is. I made two of these cards as Christmas thank you cards for some gifts that I received yesterday. Inside they say thank you.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #18

I used the Oh So Adorable Peachy Keen Stamps Gingerbread Doll Set to create this card for the newest PKS Challenge #18. These stamps are hands down my favorite stamp set ever!! LOVE them!! The gumdrop pp's are from a super old Hot Off the Press paper tablet that I've had for about 5 years. Lots of stickels and sleigh cut from Cricut Christmas Cheer!!

btw...go check out the challenge!! Kathy and the DT crew are the greatest!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

a little Elf card

I used my Peachy Keen Christmas Character face stamps to make some elves, Santa and Mrs. Claus for a layout that will run in my column on December 13th. I made one too many elves so... I made the extra elf into a card. I used my Peachy Keen Large Snowflakes and Snow Faces stamps. I stamped the solid snowflake in pale blue and then the snowflake outline in silver. It made such a lovely background. The background patterned paper (with the reindeer) and the paper on the elf is K&Co. Swell Noel. I just love the nontraditional color scheme!!

a Christmas Church Card

I made this Christmas Church card for my favorite Priest, Fr. O'Brien of St. John's Church in Liverpool!! He is a sweet, kind soul!
I used my Cricut Christmas Solutions cart and Design Studio to cut the church. I used the "packing tape" method to put the glitter in the windows.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #17

OMGosh, Kathy and Peachy Keen Stamps is giving away the most amazing two sets of stamps EVER!!! WoW, they are so adorable!! {{good luck to me}} ha ha!!

So, here is my entry for this challenge!

My Aunt Janet is having a birthday on Monday and she is a doll collector. I used the Victorian doll on Christmas Solutions (Cricut cartridge). The papers are from a Making Memories {note}worthy project pad, Tara.

The stamp I used on the doll is from the Peachy Keen Christmas Character Assortment pack. It's the angel face, so versatile! It also could be used for a princess or a bride.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Disney Character Autograph Albums

I created this video to show how I made the autograph albums that my nephew and niece to to Disney with them a few weeks ago.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Check out the Peachy Keen Website

Kathy put one of my cards on the home page of her site!! I'm so excited!! Go check it out and those amazing stamps too!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #16 (x2)

I had so much fun making a card for the PKSC #16 yesterday and I got this neat idea for another card. So, today I made card number 2 and here it is. I cut the Christmas lights from the Cricut Christmas Cheer cartridge. The stamps are of course Peachy Keen Every Day faces. The white pen is Sakura's Souffle, one of my favorite pens!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #16

I couldn't wait for the new PKSC and as soon as it was posted, I got busy!! So here is my entry for Challenge #16!
I'm using my new 8x8 Recollections Autumn card stock paper pack again. I just love the patterns and the thickness of the paper. I also used my Peachy Keen Stamps Funshine Faces 1 1/8". I cut all the pieces of this card with my Cricut using Doodlecharms, Storybook and PDDU. So Fun!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BBTB Storybook Bird Challenge

I love these new challenges over at BBTB!! Here's mine for this week. It was fun and I got to use my new Recollections 8x8 paper pack and my Distress Stickles (antique linen)!! In addition to the Cricut Storybook bird, I used the pumpkins from Doodlecharms. I stretched them in DS. I hand wrote the greeting!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #15

I created this card for the PKSC #15 using my Peachy Keen Monsters and More stamps. I love those stamps!!
I found a 8x8 Recollections Autumn card stock paper pack at Michaels after Halloween for only $4.99!! I love it the pp is so thick and beautiful!! The patterns are gorgeous! Squirrels, pie, leaves, pumpkins and crows, wood grain and they are double sided!

BBTB JOTS Penguin Challenge

I've never tried a Bitten By the Bug challenge before but I've been wanting to use this sweet little penguin and this challenge inspired me! I used my Cricut Design Studio to weld the two snow globes (from Christmas Cheer) together along with a tilted scalloped tag. Then I layered the snow globe using a little dry embossing. And lastly, I placed the three penguins in the snow globe.

I wanted to show the inside of the card because you can really see how I welded the two snow globes together. (remember to flip the left image so the card will line up perfectly!!)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Halloween Challenge

I love this challenge. Here is my card for the Peachy Keen Stamps Halloween Challenge. I used Peachy Keen Stamps for the face of my ghost. I used my Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for the ghost, bat pumpkins and haunted house.

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #14

I made this card for my sis. She asked me for a card that showed my nephew and niece dressed in their Halloween costumes. Colin was a skeleton and Catherine was Sleeping Beauty. I am posting it for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #14 even though I forgot to include a piece of ribbon...whoops :)

inside of the card...

back of card...

front of card...

Here they are all dressed up...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shape Halloween Cards

Now that I have Design Studio, I am able to make shape cards. It is so cool because you can make a card out of almost any shape. Here are a few I made for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CPS 137

Here is my take on challenge #137 over at
Card Positioning Systems blog. It was a card sketch, I love these!! I used my Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces stamps for the candy corn. :)

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #13

I needed to take a small break from packing last night and so I made a couple of cards. The first one is for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #13. The rules were to use blue, purple, 3 snowflakes and a stamped image. Here is mine.