Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Teddy Elf

I have not been on my blog in quite some time and I must say I missed it. I have been so busy and have not had time to post anything to my blog or participate in any challenges. What better way to start back up than a Peachy Keen Challenge!

I created this for PKS Challenge 45:Just Cards:Shape It Up

I used Teddy Bear Parade and welded welded two bears together to make the card using Cricut Craft Room. I used patterned paper from Cloud9 Designs and DCWV - The Evergreen Stack. I used Everyday Character Face Parts for the eyes and mouth.

I used red flocking powder for the ball and the trim on the hat and floral wire to hang the bell from the hat. The bell and mistletoe were stamped with MCT - From Our Family To Yours and I used a red pearl pen for the berries. The sentiment stamped with CardzTV Tiny Tidings. Buttons and bells from Joann's. I used some red glitter on the shoes.

The inside of the card was also stamped using MCT - From Our Family To Yours

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Frank -N- Bride

All of the wonderful Halloween crafts that I have been seeing online have gotten me in the Halloween mood. I thought it would be fun to create a wedding themed Halloween card. I have never been to a Halloween themed wedding but if I ever get invited to one then I will have a card design.

This card actually came about by accident. I was looking for Halloween images, I saw Frankenstein and the Bride and everything evolved from there.

 The card is a 6x6 S-fold card. The orange card base is from Recollections and the striped paper is from K & Company. All of the cuts are from Paper Doll Dress Up. Frank and his bride were cut at 4" from green card stock. I hid the faces on the cuts and stamped them with Peachy Keen Stamps; Happy New Year for Frank and Laffy Taffy for the Bride. I added some cheeks on both with green chalk and used a black gel pen for Frank's scar. I used a white gel pen to fill in the eyes for both, added some purple glitter glue to her eye lids and Glossy Accents to her lips.

For the clothing I cut some of the pieces from the bride and groom cuts to give them a little wedding look. Frank's tux jacket, shirt and bow tie came from the groom and her veil and shoes came from the bride. All other clothing and accessories came from the Frankenstein and the Bride cuts. I used a white gel pen on his suit and her hair and Glossy accents to the shoes. I embossed her dress with the zebra embossing folder and added some black glitter glue to the dress and veil. The orange pearls on the veil are from my stash.

I cut the moon out by hand and added eyes to the bat with a red pearl pen. The sentiment came from two different stamps in the MPS Happiest Moments stamp set.

I added a yellow mat to the inside of the card. I hung the spider from a piece of twine, added green glitter glue for the eyes and added some doodling with a white gel pen.

Hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot - Boo To You
Paper Playtime - Trick or Treat + a Die Cut or Punch
Peachy Keen Challenge 38 - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - Purple & Orange

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gift Card Dress Up!

I picked up a Menards Gift Card for my mother for her birthday (it's what she asked for) and I wanted to dress it up a little instead of just handing her the gift card in the little envelope from the store.

I am so in love with crafting that I look for any opportunity to craft. I really could have just given it to her plain (since it's after her birthday now) but I so enjoy the smiles on people's faces when they get something hand made.

Gift card holder and insert

Tag: Polka dot paper from Michael's open stock, blue mat is Recollections card stock, tag cut from Stretch Your Imagination, glitter button from American Crafts, Ribbon from Joann's

Sleeve: Recollections craft card stock for the base, glitter chipboard from Michael's open stock, balloons cut from Elmo's Party and stamped with Peachy Keen Happy Lash Assortment, used some We R Memory Keepers Fancy Floss for the string, used chalk for the cheeks, white gel pen and glossy accents on baloon highlights and a black gel pen for freckles, I free hand cut the banner, stamped it with "Happy Birthday" from MPS Sweet Baby and added some rhinestones from K & Co., used a blue glitter gel pen for the faux stiching around the edge of the holder.

A close up pic

Monday, September 24, 2012


I made this card for a Halloween challenge. I don't really celebrate Halloween so I don't have any cartridges, paper or embellishments, so I had to make due with what I had. I think it came out cute! 

Card (pumpkin and card frame) cut using the card feature on Stretch Your Imagination @ 6 inches
All paper is Recollections Cardstock
Mini Ghost from Peachy Keen Stamps
Happy Halloween Sentiment from MPS Happiest Moments
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch - added some purple glitter glue
Ribbon, buttons and twine from stash

I used glow in the dark paint around the pumpkin and on the eyes, nose and mouth It looks great in the dark but I couldn't figure out how to photograph it.

Cardz TV Creature Feature - Make a card using the card feature from any cartridge
Scrappy Moms - Create a Halloween Themed Project

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Santa Walking Rudolph!

I have not posted anything in a couple of weeks. I have just been so busy I have not had time to craft. I was able to break away last night and create a last minute entry for the Cardz TV Design Team Challenge.
"Happy Holidays - Pick One!"

My original plan was to do a Halloween card because it is the next holiday but since Card TV's newest challenge is to make a Halloween card (and I don't have much Halloween stuff) I went with Christmas. So here is what I came up with...hope you enjoy!

All paper - Recollections card stock
Christmas paper - Joann's open stock
White mat - snowflake embossing folder
Santa: Cut from Best of 2006 (Christmas Cheer) cartridge, used white flocking powder on beard, mustache and hat trim, added faux stitching and eyes with black marker
Rudolph: Cut from Best of 2006 (Christmas Cheer) cartridge, googly eyes from Walmart, used Viva red pearl pen for the nose, black marker for eyebrows, mouth and hoofs (the hoofs cut out so small I got 3 on and lost the 4th so I just colored them all), green glitter glue for the collar
We R Memory Keepers baker's twine
American Crafts glitter button
Sentiment stamped from MCT "From Our Family To Yours

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cup of Cheer

This week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge is a sketch challenge.

I had fun with this one! For one it is the first sketch challenge that I have tried and I got to use some of the stamp sets that I just purchased. I love Peachy Keen Stamps. They bring so much life to crafts and they're just so darn cute. Here is my Peachy creation!

Card - Base Recollections craft card stock, patterned paper from DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack, solid paper The Paper Company card stock
Cup - paper DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack, cut from Love You A Latte cartridge, PKS Cherub Faces, "hot chocolate" stamp from MCT Do The Cocoa Motion
Marshmellows - PKS Hot Cocoa, Glossy Accents
Tag - Cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, sentiment from MCT Do The Cocoa Motion
Ribbon, button and gems from stock

Here is a close up to see the Glossy Accents on the marshmellows

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Classy Lady

Here is my take on the Cardz TV "Color Me Happy" Challenge

Color challenges seem to limit my design choice so I try to play along with the color challenges to help me think outside the box.  The guidelines were to use marigold yellow, royal blue, regal purple and grey (small amounts of black and white are allowed). I would have never thought to use this color combination so I had a bit of a time coming up with a design.

I started by looking for a pattern paper and once I found the perfect one in my stash this is the design I came up with.

Materials used:
Forever Young Cricut Cartridge
Recollections Cardstock
K & Company Botanicals Stack
My Creative Time Classy & Fabulous Stamp Set
Studio G Glitter Glue

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Christmas Tree Treats

When I initially read the requirements for this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge several different ideas ran through my mind. I began looking through my carts to see what would be the best box to cut and decorate. I ran across the Christmas Tree box and all my original ideas were tossed to the side. As soon as I saw it I knew that it would be perfect one because it's a 3D box and two because I love making Christmas crafts. This design will definitely be used as one of my Christmas treat boxes this year.

Cartridges: Cricut Craft Room Basics; Tags, Bags, Boxes & More; Stretch Your Imagination; Doodlecharms; Best of 2006 (Christmas Cheer and Celebrations)
Paper: DCWV and Recollections Cardstock; Me & My Big Ideas Specialty Cardstock; K & Company Confetti Paper
Peachy Keen Stamps Cherub Faces
Studio G Extra Fine Glitter
Ribbon and Rhinestones from Stock

I just love how my treat box came out. This is one that really came together as I was working. I can't wait to to make more and different variations.

Baby Girl Zebra

I still don't know all the ins and outs and tricks of blogging but I must say that I am having fun figuring things out. Last week I figured out how to add a widget and I put my first "blinkie" on my blog. I am making a goal for myself to learn at least one new blog tip each week.

I am also having fun creating for these challenges. I created this quick card for the "Cricut Cardz Challenge #114 - Critter Cuties."

Materials used:
Create A Critter
Recollections Card Stock
MPS Sweet Baby Stamp

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Yappy Birthday

I wanted to participate in the Peachy Challenge 29: Color Inspiration
As I sat at my craft table I realized this was going to be hard for me. I wanted to do something different and out of my comfort zone but I was limited because the only Peachy Keen Stamps that I have are faces. I finally came up with a design, while not out of my comfort zone I did learn that:
  1. I need to expand my Peachy Keen stamp collection to include some images
  2. Color challenges are more difficult than I thought
    • I changed the paper and the cut more times than I can count
At any rate I had fun creating so here is my interpretation of the color challenge. I hope you enjoy!

Recollections Card Stock
Patterned Paper from DCWV Latte
Create A Critter
PK-443 Happy-Go-Lucky Dog Faces
MPS Even More Punny-licious
Bling from K & Company
Embroidery Floss
Studio G Glitter Glue
Buttons from JoAnn

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Granny's Sweeties

I created this 12x12scrapbook layout for a friend's mother.

All cuts came from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge except for the hearts which came from Cricut Craftroom Basics. I used Peachy Keen Stamp sets (Simple Sallies, Basic Paper Doll, Everyday Character, Cute & Cuddly, and Wide Eyed Kids) for all of the faces.

Off To College

I made this card for a young lady that will be attending Hampton University
The pennent and the books were cut from the Locker Talk Cartridge
I used Cricut Craft Room to position and cut the wording in the images
Hampton was cut using Cricut Craft Room Basics and Calculus 101 was cut using the Cuttin' Up Cartridge
College Bound was cut from Cricut Craft Room Basics and I welded it together
The patterned paper (I wanted it to look like a dorm room) is from a Color Bok stack

Berry Special

This is a thank you card I created for a friend:
The polka dot paper is from Recollections
The strawberry patterned paper is from a Colorbok Stack
The chocolate covered strawberry is cut from the Sweet Shop cartridge all layers cut at 2 1/2
I used Recollections card stock for the strawberry and I cut the outer chocolate layer out of brown vinyl.
The embellishment on the strawberry is from the Martha Stewart Collection
The Sentiment is from the $1 section at Michael's

Friday, June 15, 2012

New to this!

I have recently started paper crafting as a hobby and I must say that I have become addicted. I started scrapbooking about 4 years ago but didn't really get into it. I like scrapbooking but it just took too much time. I finished a couple of books as gifts but I never was able to complete one for myself. I finally got a Cricut at a Black Friday sale last year and now I can't stop crafting. I absolutely love my Cricut and the creativity that it brings out of me.

I started this blog to share my crafts. I am very new to blogging and crafting so bear with me. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment.