Friday, May 27, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday Challenge #16

Hi Everyone,
It's time for the Peachy Keen Stamps Faces Challenge!! This challenge is going to let your own style and creativity shine!!

It's a Player's CHOICE
Create a project using your FAVORITE Peachy Keen faces!
Show our fellow Peachies your favorite faces in a project designed by YOU! No theme, no restrictions, just showcasing the expressions you turn to again and again!

-Design must be new
-Project must include Peachy Keen Faces
-Link up before June 9th

I used my favorite PKS-494 Everyday Character Face Parts and more! to create these sweet little chickens! Every year I go to the Great New York State Fair and I always see the Rainbow Chickens. I don't know if that's what they are really called but that's what my nephew calls them. We never miss them. Last year was my niece's first time getting to see them. So, here's my page. I hope you like it!

Here are some better photos of the Rainbow Chickens from the NY State Fair website.

I <3 the Fair!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday Challenge #15

Hi Everyone,
Blogger's been having "issues" for the past couple of days so, my PKS Let's Face It Friday challenge post is a bit late. Well, better late than never!!

This challenge was an interesting one that really got me thinking...

The Challenge:
Get organized with chore charts, to-do lists, storage ideas & more using your Peachy Keen Faces! Our faces come in a variety of sizes, which make them SO easy to customize anything in the same face. Or, show your child what a great job they did by using one of our fun little faces on a household chore chart. The sky is the limit! Can't wait to see your crafty ideas!

We will be looking for the TOP 5 projects that are both creative and well executed.

-Design must be new
-Project must include Peachy Keen Faces
-Link up before May 25th

Winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the Peachy Keen Stamps store and a special "My design won at Peachy Keen Stamps" badge to display on their blog.
Remaining top 4 will receive a "Top 5" badge from Peachy Keen Stamps to display on their blog.

Here's mine,
I decided to make a "To Do" chart for my nephew and niece. It's for when they come to visit every week. I included things like putting on their slippers, eating snack and picking up their toys.
I used velcro buttons for the back of the little die cuts so that when they complete the task they can move the little die cut over to the right.

I hope you have fun with this challenge.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

NSD layout #5

The last page I finished yesterday was a summer layout. It is my sweet Godson Colin when he was about 1 year old in his little swing in the backyard! I love this photo and I never get tired of looking at it. It just feels like pure joy to me! I just love his little toes and I love to remember when they were so tiny!!

The papers I used are Debbie Mumm for Jo-Ann Nursery Rhyme pad. I also purchased the coordinating stamps that went with it. Unfortunately these items are no longer available but you might be able to find them on E-bay? The font is from Cricut's Zoobaloo cart (also retired, sorry). I painted the little piggy stamps with my Twinkling H2O's. (You can also find the Twinkling H2O's at

NSD layout #4

Page #4 is of my kitties, Hansel and Gretel! They love to snuggle and cuddle. This is a perfect photo of them. Yesterday, while putting this page together they were wrestling, biting and hissing BUT for the majority of the time they are snuggling with each other!!

These papers are Crate Paper Neighborhood Collection. I love them! I've used up about 75% of the 6 by 6 pad I have. They are just so bright and happy! The title is also from the Cricut Lite cart Four Legged Friends and the tiny house in the bottom right corner is from Winter Woodland. I originally bought that cart for the 3D houses but I have since fallen in love with all the other things on it. The font is just lovely and the cuts on this cart can be used for so many different themes not just Christmas or Winter.

NSD layout #3

The third page I created is on my dog, Prancer. Well, she's technically my dog but her true "Owner" is my Dad. She LOVES my Dad, he's her main guy! She had to wear this silly cone around her neck at night time for a little while and my sis got this great shot of her!
The papers I used are from the Peachy Keen Stamps online store and they are from the American Crafts Confetti Line. These papers are super gorgeous! Some are glittered, some are textured, I love them!! Check them out over at PKS along with buttons, ribbon, ric rac and brads too!!
The little dog and title are from Cricut's Four Legged Friends Lite cart, one of my newest and favorites!! It's a cart that originally I overlooked but then I watched a youtube where a lady cut the little pony. I can't remember her name but the little pony was so adorable that I had to get this cart!

oh, I found the video! Here it is by scrappyhour09

NSD layout #2

Here's the second page I made yesterday. These are photos of my nephew and niece on Christmas Eve.
The papers are by K & Co., they are Yuletide. I love them. They are really gorgeous to look at. My mom bought them at Christmas time and I inherited them.... **wink, wink**! The little elves were cut from the Jolly Holly Cricut Cart that I won from Theresa at The Scrapbooking Queen back in December!! Yeah Theresa, I love this cart!! I stamped them using Peachy Keen Stamps Princess Face Assortment and Boy Mates! Two of my faves!!

National Scrapbooking Day layout #1

I was thrilled to complete 5 pages yesterday. I have to admit, I do not scrap as much as I should and I feel lately like getting back to scrapping as much as I did back in '05 and '06! So, I was happy to take advantage of yesterday's NSD!!

Here is my first page. I used Making Memories Je t'Adore papers and Peachy Keen Stamps Wide Eyed Kids Faces! We caught my niece being silly while we were taking her photo on Valentines Day!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Birthday Princess Layout

I'm on a Princess roll....actually, I realized that my niece is turning four at the end of the month and I have not scrapped her third birthday party photos. So, I decided to scrap them now.

Since she had a Princess cake, I made six little princesses to go on the layout.

When I make the princesses this tiny I do not cut all the layers. Instead of cutting the teeny tiny eyes, mouths and jewelery, I use my white opaque gel pen to color them in. I colored in the mouths with a white gel pen, then I let them dry and lastly I went over the mouths again with a red gel pen. I used a Sakura Souffle pen to color in the jewelery on Belle and Jasmine. I added Stickles to the princesses for some sparkle.

Behind this panel is another photo from the day along with all the journaling. I decided to hide it using this folded photo mat. It is kept closed with a paper clip that I attached Snow White to.

I hope you like my Princess Catherine Birthday Layout!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Peachy Keen Stamps Die

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to post a couple of cards that I made showcasing the New Peachy Keen Stamps Spring Release Duck and Egg Die!! This is the cutest little duck! When all cut out and assembled he stands approximately 3 and 1/2 inches tall. These PKS/Cottage Cutz dies cut like butter! I used my blue Cuttlebug but you can use them in most manual die cutting machines. Putting him together was super simple, just a little glue on his feather wings and little legs.

For both cards I used the American Crafts Confetti Collection which can also be found at the Peachy Keen Stamps website!

I made this first card for my dad. I just love the little sentiment from PK-266 Duck Dolls! It was perfect for my dad, "Get Well Ducky!" The AC Confetti paper is so cute along with their matching buttons and ribbon!

For this second card I also used the PKS-266 Duck Dolls for the sentiment and the sweet flower which I painted with my Twinkling H2O's.

I'm in love with this little Duck Die and you will be seeing more creations made with it here on my blog. If you would like a Duck Die of your own or would like to see any of the other PKS Spring Release dies, head over to their website at Peachy Keen Stamps and take a peek!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Royal Wedding Blog Hop winners!!

Hi Ladies and Gents!!
I was able to get 2 copies of the Royal Wedding Edition of the People magazine today! Yippee! It came out yesterday on the news stands. It is full of awesome photos and info!

Yesterday I spent the whole day at the Albany Medical Center Hospital. My dad had a catheterization and 4 stents placed in his heart.
The surgeon told us that they were not sure what they would find when they went in. He said they would either find nothing (meaning a false positive on the stress test/EKG) or a blockage. He also said if they found more than one blockage they might decide to do a bi-pass.
Well, they found four blockages (two of them were extremely tight) and ended up putting in 4 stents.
We were shocked. My dad has always been so healthy, no smoking etc. So, he then had to lay on his back for 6 hours because the incision site needed time to heal a bit before he could get up and walk around.
My mom made sure he was comfy, he ate his dinner and had a magazine and a box of cookies (my brother brought him). Then we left at 6pm.
Well, we stopped for gas on the way home and by the time we got home my dad had called from the hospital. He said they might release him that night...OMGosh!
So, at 10pm last night, my brother and I went back to the hospital and brought my dad home. Boy was he a happy camper!! He did NOT want to spend the night in the hospital! We are all very happy that he is home and on the mend!!

Now, on to the winners....

For the winner of the Peachy Keen Boy Mates assortment, random dot org picked

#21 Stephanie

and for the second set "My One and Only" from EMMA,

#86 Kimberly

Congratulations Ladies.
Please send me your address so I can get your sets right out to you!!