Thursday, June 27, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Challenge #13-26 : Anything Goes!

Hello everyone!  It's time for the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Challenge #13-26 : Anything Goes.  The guidelines for this challenge:  Make any project of your choice - "Anything Goes", but you must include Peachy Keen Stamps for this challenge.

I needed a Get Well card this week, so I decided to use a little Peachy humor:  


That would certainly make me chuckle if I was under the weather.   Hee Hee!  The black, gray and white cardstock are from Recollections.  The yellow chevron paper is from the Simple Stories ~ Snap Color Vibe collection.


This pretty scalloped oval shape is cut with a Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Die.  The fun little piece of corn is from the PKS ~ Faceless Corn.  And the cute little face is from the PKS ~ Erkle & Merkle Face Assortment.  I used a white ~ Sakura Gelly Roll Pen for the eyes.  I paper pieced the corn.  The yellow paper for the corn is from the Simple Stories ~ Snap Just the Basics collection and the green paper is from the Simple Stories ~ Snap Color Vibe collection.  I put the whole piece on pop dots for dimension.


The funny sentiments are from the PKS ~ Faceless Corn.  The bow is made with Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ Hemp Twine.  The flower gem in the center is from my stash and in the center of it is a tiny Recollections ~ Pearl.


Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Make sure you head on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Challenge Blog to see all the other entries.  And I hope you have time to make a project of your own to enter...can't wait to see what you all make!  Have a great day everyone!  I will see you all again soon.

My Creative Time ~ "Thoughtful Thursday"

Hello everyone!  It's time for another "Thoughtful Thursday" with My Creative Time.  This is one of my favorite segments!!  For those of you who may be new to this, it's when we make something for someone else. It could be Get Well, Congratulations, Cheer Up, Thinking of You, etc.

Today unfortunately I needed a With Sympathy:


These are always hard cards to make, so today I made this one really simple.  The white and the off-white cardstock are from Recollections.  The green and the yellow cardstock are from my scraps.


This piece is cut with the MCT ~ XL Label Die & the MCT ~ Stitched XL Label Die.  The sentiment is from the MCT ~ Floral Sentiments.  The ink is Rich Cocoa ~ Memento Ink.  I added a couple of Neat & Tangled ~ Sequins with tiny Recollections ~ Pearls in the centers.  I put the whole piece on pop dots for dimension.


The flowers are cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Daisy Die.  The leaves are cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Leaves Dies.  I did two layers of the flowers with pop dots in between for some pretty dimension.


I think it's a good idea to have a few of these on hand at all times, because when you need one...they seem a little harder too make.   :(   That's it for me today.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  Have a great day everyone.  I will see you all again tomorrow.

Monday, June 24, 2013

"Scrapping the Little Things" with My Creative Time

Hello everyone!  It's time for another "Scrapping the Little Things" with My Creative Time.  For those of you who may be new to this, it's when we make Project Life, Smash Book or any other kind of scrapbook layouts.


So are you ready for round two of my ABC Book?   This is a 6x8 Simple Stories Binder with Pocket Pages:


All of the pretty patterned papers are from the Simple Stories ~ Vintage Bliss collection.  All of the solid color cardstock are from Recollections.  The "Bb" and the butterfly are from PPbN Designs.  

Here are some closer shots of each page:



I'm just loving all the paper collections from Simple Stories!!!!


The piece on the left is cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Journal Die.  On top of that is the polaroid frame and label from the MCT ~ Just Simply Live stamp/die set.  The arrow is from the MCT ~ Stitched Capture Frame & Arrow Dies.  The "beautiful" is stamped with the alphabet stamps from the MCT ~ Just Simply Live stamp/die set.  I adhered the frame with pop dots and left space for them to add a picture of their sweet little baby.

The piece on the right is a journaling card from this paper collection.  I used the alphabet stamps from the MCT ~ Just Simply Live stamp/die set to stamp on some "B" words.  The boat and the bicycle are from the MCT ~ You Are Here stamp set.


The BINGO card is cut from a 12x12 sheet of cards from this paper collection...I just picked the one that started with a "B".  In the center is a pretty little butterfly that I cut with the butterfly die from the MCT ~ Chunky Jar Accessories.  I added a couple of little Recollections ~ pearls to the center body of the butterfly. I curled the wings for a little dimension.

The piece on the right is cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Journal Die.  The super fun balloons are cut with the ornament die in the MCT ~ Warm Holiday Fun stamp/die set.  I used different sizes of pop dots to give them dimension.  The floss for the strings and bow is from my stash.  The label and word "balloons" are from the MCT ~ Just Simply Live stamp/die set.


The "Bb" and pretty little butterfly are SVG files that I cut with my Cameo from PPbN Designs.  I used pop dots for the capital "B" to give it some dimension.  I also added some pretty Neat & Tangled ~ sequins with little Recollections ~ pearls in the center for a bit of bling.  I did some faux stitching around the little "b" with a black ~ Zig Writer Pen.  I didn't cut all the layers for the butterfly, but I added some pretty Recollections ~ pearls to the body.  The "is for" is stamped with the MCT ~ Just Simply Live stamp/die set.  The "butterfly" is cut with the MCT ~ Lowercase Fun Dies.


The pretty bow is made with Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ Seam Binding Ribbon.  The boots are cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Boots Dies.  The word "boots" is stamped with the MCT ~ Circle Font stamp set.  They are stamped onto little pieces cut with the stitched circle die in the MCT ~ Build A Banner Kit.  I adhered them with different size pop dots for dimension.


Well that's it for me today.  I hope you are enjoying my new ABC Book series.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  Have a great day everyone!  I will see you all again soon.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge : Emma

Hello everyone!  It's time for another "Designer Challenge" with My Creative Time.  And this time the host is our wonderful Miss Emma.  The guidelines for this challenge:  Make a project of your choice using BLING. The bling could be rhinestones, sequins, gems, glitter or anything else that sparkles or shines.

For those of you who follow Nikki ~ Scrappin'NavyWife, you know that she has had a bit of an obsession with sequins lately.  ;)  So, I thought I would take the plunge too.  Warning...this could be dangerous...LOL.


The answer to your first question...Yes, it took me forever!!!  LOL  ;)  All of those pretty sequins are from Neat & Tangled.  I adhered them one by one with tweezers and Glossy Accents.  Aren't they pretty???


The black card base is from Recollections.  The patterned paper behind the rainbow is from the My Mind's Eye ~ Cool Spectrums collection.  I cut the clouds with the clouds dies in the My Creative Time ~ Fly Away With Me Dies.  Both papers for the clouds are from my scraps.  If you look closely, you can see that the larger cloud is sparkly. I adhered both with pop dots for dimension.  The fun sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Happy Hunting stamp set.


I cut the sun with the beautiful My Creative Time ~ Stitched Doily Die.  The paper for the outer part of the sun is from the Creative Imaginations ~ Boho collection and the paper for the inner part of the sun is from the Creative Imaginations ~ Orchard Harvest collection.  The cute little face is from the PKS ~ Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment.  I used a white ~ Sakura Gelly Roll pen for accents, chalk for cheeks and a red ~ Zig Writer Pen for the tongue.


Well that's it for me today.  I hope it made you smile or brightened your day.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  And don't forget to participate in the Challenge.  You have 2 weeks to enter and Emma always has a fun giveaway for the winner!  I can't wait to see what you all make!!!  Have a great day everyone!  I will see you all again soon.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Inspire Me Tuesday" with My Creative Time

Hello everyone!  And welcome to the very first "Inspire Me Tuesday" with My Creative Time.  For this fun new feature, we are going to make a project from something that inspires us.  It could be a color combo, a song, a tv commercial, a view from your window, anything at all.  

I just LOVE this idea.  I don't know about you, but I'm not one of those crafty people who magically thinks of beautiful creations. Most of my crafty inspiration comes from things around me in everyday life.  Just like my project for today ~ Father's Day cards...I needed two cards, one for my father and one for my father-in-law. And of course I didn't want them to be the same.  What do you do?


This is the first one that I made for my dad.  I came up with this design all by myself...pretty simple really.  The black card base is from Recollections.  The striped patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Halloween collection.  And the kraft cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink.  


This piece is cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Journal Die.  I adhered that with some pop dots for dimension.  All of the fun stamped images are from the MCT ~ Here's Lookin' At You stamp/die set.


Both sentiments are from the MCT ~ Here's Lookin' At You stamp/die set.  And for a tiny bit of bling, I added three little Neat & Tangled ~ sequins.

Now for the second card, which is a tad different than the first one:


Same cardstock and patterned papers for the base.  The patterned papers for the hat & tie are from the Doodlebug Design ~ Snips & Snails collection.  For this one, I just switched up the dominant color and used the dies for the hat and tie instead of the stamps.  I also changed the sentiments too.


I heat embossed the eyes & mustaches with Versamark ~ Watermark Ink and white ~ Stampendous Embossing Powder.


Even though it's a masculine card, I still added a few Neat & Tangled ~ sequins.  In the center, I added little black gems from my stash.  All three sentiments are from the MCT ~ Here's Lookin' At You stamp/die set.

Now are you ready for the inspiration that sparked the way I changed up my second card???? Well, at the time I was in my craft room, I was watching a marathon of Vegas ~ Pawn Stars.  (Now don't laugh!!!  I can't watch anything serious, because I get too distracted!!  Besides, Rick, the owner, is a bit of a history buff, so I learn something new every time I watch).   ;)  

Anyway, if any of you watch that show, you might have already guessed by now what my inspiration was . . . it's "The Old Man"!!!!!!  We were supposed to share a picture of our inspiration with you, but I couldn't find a non-copyrighted one.  So if you want to see what he looks like, click on this link:


I'm totally serious!  He always wears all black and with a hat just like that too...you know, that old Vegas look. LOL!!  I wasn't going to share this with you, but it really was where I got the inspiration from.  So always remember . . . inspiration is around you everywhere.  When you're in a crafty slump, just take time to look around and something will catch your eye.   :)



Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I will see you all again soon.  Happy crafting everyone!

Monday, June 17, 2013

"Scrapping the Little Things" with My Creative Time

Hello everyone!  It's time for another "Scrapping the Little Things" with My Creative Time.  For those of you who may be new to this, it's when we create Smash Book, Project Life, or any other kind of scrapbook layouts.


And I have something super fun for you today.  I'm starting a new project that I plan to share with you as it develops.  It's an ABC Book!!!  The titles for each layout (the letters and first image) are SVG Files from PPbN Designs.  All of the stamping and other cut embellishments are from My Creative Time.  Also, I have recently become a bit of a Simple Stories addict...shhhhh!  LOL.  I'm just loving ALL of their paper collections.  And they have their own line of super cute Binders & Pocket Pages.  So that is what I will be using for my project. This is a 6 x 8 album.  Here we go:


Isn't it so cute?!?  I just LOVE it!!!  All of the super cute patterned papers are from the Simple Stories ~ I Heart Summer collection.  And all of the solid colored papers are from Recollections.


The Aa and the apple are SVG Files from PPbN Designs that I cut with my Cameo.  I put the capital "A" on pop dots for dimension.  And I added a little faux stitching to the lowercase "a" with a black ~ Zig Writer Pen.  I stamped the "is for" with the MCT ~ Just Simply Live stamp set.  The word "apple" is cut with the MCT ~ Lowercase Fun Dies.  The bow is made with Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ Hemp Twine.  In the center is a cute little brad from the embellishment pack that co-ordinates with this paper collection.  The word "anchor" is stamped with the MCT ~ Circle Font stamp set.  And they are stamped onto little circle pieces cut with the small stitched circle die from the MCT ~ Build A Banner Kit.  I used two different sizes of pop dots for dimension.  The anchor sticker is from the sticker add-ons that also co-ordinate with this paper collection.

Here are some closer shots:



Don't you just love the papers?  The colors are so vibrant!!


I just love these Simple Stories pocket pages!!!  There are a variety to choose from, so hopefully you will get to see them as we move forward.


The cute piece in the first pocket is a cut-out from this paper collection.  On it, I stamped a bunch of different "A" words with the MCT ~ Just Simply Live stamp set.  I also stamped the airplane and arrow, which are from the MCT ~ You Are Here stamp set.  The piece on the right is cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Journal Die. (fits PERFECTLY!!!)  The frame and label are cut with the dies in the MCT ~ Just Simply Live stamp set.  The arrow is cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Capture Frame & Arrow Dies.  Since I'm making this book for my husband's niece's new little baby, I am going to have one place for them to put a picture of her on each layout. This first one has the date of her birth in "A"pril.   ;)


The first piece here is cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Journal Die.  The super cute little ant is from the Silhouette Online Store that I cut with my Cameo.  The word "ant" is stamped with the MCT ~ Anyday BINGO & Crossword stamp set.  Love those eyes!!!  Don't you?!?  The BINGO card on the right is from a whole 12x12 sheet in the paper collection.  I just picked one that started with "A".  And the heart is cut with the middle heart die in the MCT ~ Stitched Heart Layering Dies.  I adhered it with a pop dot for dimension.


So what do you think of my first ABC layout?  I think it's so cute - I just can't stand it!!!  Well, that's it for me today.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I will see you all again tomorrow.  Have a great day!   :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Creative Time ~ "Thrifty Thursday"

Hello everyone!  It's time for another "Thrifty Thursday" with My Creative Time.  For those of you who may be new to this, it's when we make any project using our scraps.  What a great idea don't ya think?  Who doesn't have a big pile of scraps???   ;)

Today's theme is circles:


This is a fun 6x6 card.  All of these papers are from my scraps.  Woot!  Woot!  


The black piece is cut with the MCT ~ Stitched Doily Die.  Isn't it so pretty?  In the center is a fun little sentiment from the MCT ~ It's All About You stamp set.  I stamped it with Versamark ~ Watermark Ink and embossed it with white ~ Stampendous Embossing Powder.  Around the edges of the doily I added little circles cut with the little stitched circle die in the MCT ~ Build A Banner Kit.  I put them all on pop dots for dimension.


The "happy birthday" is cut with the MCT ~ Lowercase Fun Dies.  The purple ric rac is from my stash.


Well that's it for me today.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I hope this inspired you to make something with your scraps today!!!  :)  Have a great day everyone!  I will see you all again soon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My Creative Time ~ "3D Wednesday"

Hello everyone!  It's time for another "3D Wednesday" with My Creative Time.  For those of you who may be new to this, it's when we create anything besides a card or layout.


And for an extra little twist, today we are having a "red, white & blue" patriotic theme:


I decided to make some fun little Fourth of July ~ BBQ treats.  If any of you are having parties, these will be a total hit!!   :)


This little treat is made with the MCT ~ Bubblegum Treat Box Die.  The patriotic paper is from my scraps.  I tied the ends with some white ~ tulle.  The label is cut with the smallest label in the MCT ~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies.  The sentiment is from the MCT ~ My Little Firecracker stamp set.  The ink is black ~ Ranger Archival Ink.


This second little treat is made with the MCT ~ Treat Slider Box Die.  This paper is also from my stash.  I tied the box with some red ~ tulle and put a little star gem from my stash in the center.  Then I added another label made with the MCT ~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies.  And the sentiment is once again from the MCT ~ My Little Firecracker stamp set.  


Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  I hope this gave you some fun ideas for you Fourth of July parties.  Don't forget to head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of Design Team has created. Have a great day everyone!  I will see you all again tomorrow. 

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