Tuesday, December 24, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!  Just wanted to stop by and wish you all a very happy holiday with all of your friends and family!  Here is one of my favorite cards from earlier this year...ENJOY!!


Anyone else going to watch A Christmas Story for 24 hours straight????  ;) LOL  What's your favorite tradition? MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Friday, December 20, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ FAREWELL BLOG HOP

*****Please note this is my second post of the day.  For the My Creative Time ~ Farewell Blog Hop, please click here.*****

Hello again everyone!  Well, the time has come...2013 is coming to an end and so is my term on the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Design Team.  This year has been AMAZING and so much FUN!  And to end it with a bang we are having a FAREWELL BLOG HOP.  You should have arrived here from Cindy's blog.  If not, then make sure to start at the beginning with Tanya.  You definitely don't want to miss a thing!

I still can't believe how fast this year has gone by, but in looking back I am reminded of some of my most favorite Peachy Projects.  Here are just a few:


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Now of course, I couldn't leave without making one final project as a member of the PKS ~ Design Team.   :)


To show my appreciation, I decided to make a little something for each member of the Peachy Keen Stamps Family.  I used the MCT ~ Embossed Gift Card Holder Die.  The patterned paper for those are from the Recollections ~ Christmas Watercolors collection.  To decorate the fronts, I used the PKS ~ Peach Cottage Cutz Die.  On the top of each peach, I added a little Santa hat using the MCT ~ Classy Girl Accessories. The "Merry Christmas!" & "Happy Holidays!" sentiments are from the PKS ~ Christmas Greeting Words.  I used the MCT ~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies for the labels and the MCT ~ Just Simply Live to stamp the names of each member of the Peachy Family.  At the bottom, I added a bow with some red & green ~ hemp twine.  And of course, inside...everyone's favorite...oops...I better keep that a secret in case they haven't all received them yet.  ;)

Well my creative friends, that's it for me.  Your next stop in the hop is Amy, but in case you get lost along the way - here is the entire lineup:

Cassandra (that's me!)

*****GIVEAWAY!!!*****
Now what Blog Hop would be complete without a prize?!?  The winner of this Blog Hop will win a Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Face Assortment of their choice!!!  Woot!  Woot!  Make sure you leave your comments on each stop along the way to be entered to win.
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Well everyone, it's time for me to say Good-Bye as a Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Design Team Member.  I have so very much enjoyed my time with the Peachy Keen Stamps Family and all of my fellow Design Team Members. I want to say a big THANK YOU to Kathy, Dave, Lorie, DoBea, Angelica, Adrianne, and Lauri. This year has been a blast and I can't thank you enough for everything you have done!  It has been an honor and a pleasure to represent you.  I will never forget the time we have shared together.

I would also like to say THANK YOU to ALL OF YOU as well.  Being in my craft room can be the bright spot in any day.  But reading all of your sweet and thoughtful comments is the cherry on top!!!  THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!  Not to worry though...I'm not going anywhere.  I have been thinking about my crafty goals for the new year and I will share them with you after we all make it through the holidays!  So stay tuned!  I will see you all again soon.  :)

My Creative Time ~ FAREWELL BLOG HOP

Hello everyone!  And welcome to the My Creative Time ~ FAREWELL BLOG HOP!  You should have arrived here from Amy's blog.  If not, then make sure you head back to the beginning and start with Emma.  You definitely don't want to miss a thing!!!  We are doing this hop to HONOR and send off our current DESIGN TEAM in a fun way.  And since all of us have become friends during this time, we are doing our LAST hop together with a FRIENDSHIP theme.  I hope all of you have thoroughly enjoyed this team as much as we have!

It can be so hard at times to say Good-Bye.  And it seems funny to feel so close to people whom you may have never even met.  But I think many of you would agree, that this online world of crafty bloggy goodness is just AMAZING!!!  There is so much that I could say, but I have decided to keep it short since you have a lot of stops to make in this super fun hop.

To Emma, Amy, Cathryn, Cheryl, Cindy, Courtney, Glora, Katie, Kim, Leanne, Liz, Nancy, Nikki, Rosy, Ruthie, Shar, Tracy and Veronica ~ THANK YOU FOR ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL MEMORIES!  I wish I could hand deliver these to each and every one of you along with a BIG HUGE HUG!!!  


This is a simple 4.25 x 4.25 card.  All of the cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink.  The white piece is cut with the MCT ~ 4 x 4 Journal Die + More.  The "mct" is cut with the MCT ~ Lowercase Fun Dies.  The "thank you" & "for being my friend" sentiments are from the MCT ~ So Grateful For You.  And the sassy little lady is from the MCT ~ Classy Girl & Furbaby dies.  I added some little Recollections ~ Pearls for a necklace and belt to bling her up just a bit.  That's it...clean and simple.  :)

*****GIVEAWAY!!!*****
Since this is a special day, there will be a giveaway at EACH STOP!!!  Yep, that means we are having a total of 19 giveaways!!!  All you have to do is leave comments in order to qualify.  Emma will announce all of the winners on Monday, December 23, 2013 on her blog.  Here is what I am giving away today:


Just for fun, here is a card that I previously made with this cool background set:


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Well that's it for me.  Your next stop in the hop is Cathryn, but in case you get lost along the way - here is the entire lineup:

Cassandra (that's me!)


*****SALE ALERT*****
There will be a SALE in the My Creative Time Store for THIS WEEKEND ONLY!!!  The sale starts Friday, December 20th, 2013 and ends on December 22, 2013 at midnight PST.  Use code:  FAREWELL2013 to get 25% off ALL IN STOCK ITEMS ONLY!!!
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Well my creative friends, the time has come for me to say Good-Bye.  To all of my Design Team Sisters  ~ once again THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MEMORIES!!!  I will cherish them always.  As for Emma and My Creative Time ~ you will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart.  The very first challenge I ever entered AND the very first challenge I ever won were MCT ~ Throwback Thursday Challenges!!!  Thank you for everything you have done over the last two years.  You can be sure that every time you have a Design Team call...I will be entering!!!  You are an AMAZING lady and such a joy to work with.  THANK YOU EMMA!!!  And to ALL of YOU...THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!!  You will never know the joy and smiles that your comments bring to me.  I read each and every one of them every single day.  THANK YOU!!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Challenge #13-50 : "Photo Inspiration"

Hello everyone!  It's time for the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Challenge #13-50 : "Photo Inspiration".  The guidelines for this challenge:  Create a project using the photo as inspiration.  Interpret the photo ANY way you would like, just be sure to let us in on your creative process.  The colors next to the photo are only suggested.

Here is the photo:


And here is my card:


It's probably obvious, but the first thing I thought of when looking at the inspiration photo - was a beautiful Christmas ornament.  And of course, the colors are gorgeous too!  The pretty patterned papers are from the Simple Stories ~ Handmade Christmas Collection.  The solid red and solid green cardstock are from Paper Trey Ink.  The shiny red cardstock for the ornament on the right is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Foiled Cardstock Stack.  And the sparkly gold paper for the ornament on the left is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Glitzy Glitter Stack.  All of the cuts on this card were done with my Cameo and files from the Silhouette Online Store.  The pretty leaves/branches at the top were cut with a Martha Stewart punch.  I added some simple bows with hemp twine and added a little red pearl to the center of each bow.  The "Happy Holidays" sentiment is from the PKS ~ December 2012 : Kit of the Month.

Well that's it for me.  Make sure you head on over to Peachy Keen Stamps to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  And I hope to see each and every one of you enter this fun challenge!!  I can't wait to see what you all make!

**And don't forget to come back later today for the My Creative Time ~ Farewell Blog Hop!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Peachy Keen Queen!!!

Hello everyone!  Sorry that I have been MIA lately.  I have been out of town at a conference for work...8800 psychotherapists ALL in ONE place..YIKES!!!  lol  ;)  Well, in case you didn't know, there is a very special birthday today:  Kathy ~ the Peachy Queen!!!  And here is the fun birthday card that I made for her:


All of the fun patterned papers for this card are from the Doodlebug Design ~ Take Note Collection.  All of the solid colors of cardstock are from Recollections.


I cut the fun birthday present and the super cute peach with my Cameo and a file from the Silhouette Online Store.  The face for the peach is from the PKS ~ Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment.  The balloons are cut using the MCT ~ Stitched Party Dies.  The label is cut with the MCT ~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies.  The "Happy Birthday!" sentiment is from the PKS ~ April 2012 : Kit of the Month.  In the lower right, the circles are cut with the MCT ~ Build A Banner Kit.  The "50th" is from the MCT ~ All Around Birthday Time.  


Well that's it for me today.  I will be off for most of the week, but on Friday I will have 3 posts!!!  Make sure you head on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog to leave a little birthday love for Kathy ~ the Peachy Queen herself!!!!  Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

PKS & KBD & TCBJ ~ Christmas Facebook Fan Page Hop

Hello everyone!  Are you ready for some fun?  Today, Peachy Keen Stamps has teamed up with KaDoodle Bug Designs & Too Cute By Jessica for a super fun Christmas Facebook Fan Page Hop!  

Now technically this is a Facebook Fan Page Hop...which means you will be hopping through Facebook.  But for those of you who wanted more info, I have all the details on my projects below.  Before we get to that however, I wanted to make sure that you all know about the fun prizes!!!  There will be a $30 Gift Certificate from Peachy Keen Stamps, a $30 Gift Certificate from KaDoodle Bug Designs and a $25 Gift Certificate from Too Cute By Jessica.  All you have to do is like each Facebook Fan Page & leave a comment on each project along the way.  To start at the beginning of the Hop - go HERE.  Have fun!!!


So cute!  Peachy Keen Stamps go so well with KaDoodle Bug Designs & Too Cute By Jessica don't they?  I just had to make a card with each.  :)


For my first card, I used my Cameo and the KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ Ginger Spice Cup file.  His fun little face is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Snowmany Face Assortment.  Isn't he a cutie?  The card base is from Recollections.  The pretty blue patterned paper in the background is from the Recollections ~ Christmas Watercolors collection.


All of the solid colors of cardstock are from Paper Trey Ink.  I added some Star Dust ~ Stickles to his hat, tied a bow with some hemp twine, and added a few little red pearls for holly berries.  I put the whole thing on pop dots for dimension.  And the wonderful sentiment is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Christmas Greeting Words.


For my second card, I used my Cameo and the Too Cute By Jessica ~ Cute Christmas Angels file.  Her sweet little face is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Princess Face Assortment.  The card base is from Recollections.  The pretty patterned paper in the background is from the Recollections ~ Christmas Watercolors collection.


The pretty sparkly silver paper is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Glitzy Glitter stack.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the leaves and little red pearls for berries.  I put her on pop dots for dimension.


This beautiful sentiment is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Christmas Greeting Words.


Ok that's it for me today.  Now don't forget this is a Facebook Fan Page Hop.  To start at the beginning, go HERE.  Have a great day everyone!

Friday, December 6, 2013

My Creative Time ~ "5 Days of Christmas" : Day 5

Hello everyone!  And welcome to the "5 Days of Christmas" with My Creative Time.  This week we will be sharing with you LOTS of last minute Christmas ideas such as cards, layouts, home decor, 3D items and whatever else comes to mind that will help YOU get your juices flowing for the holiday.  There will be a giveaway each day and a winner will be announced each day!  Example, the winner of Monday will be announced on Tuesday, the winner of Tuesday will be announced on Wednesday...and so on.  You will see the different prizes each day on Emma's blog HERE.  I hope we ALL inspire you this week!

For Day 5, my theme is Teacher Gifts:


For those of you who visit my blog often, you know that I think Teachers are just the BEST people ever!!!  So here are a few little gift ideas for those special Teachers in your life.  All of the pretty papers are from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Holiday Cheer Stack.  The black cardstock is from Bazzill.


First up, what classroom/teacher doesn't need a little extra hand sanitizer?!  Well, the MCT ~ Stitched Lollipop Holder Die is the perfect size for those little hand sanitizer bottles.  To decorate the front of this one, I also used the MCT ~ Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies; as well as the the MCT ~ All Around Holidays for the sentiment and little present in the center.  The ink is Vermillion ~ Ranger Archival Ink.


And of course, what teacher couldn't use a few more pencils?!  These Christmas pencils are so fun...they are a fuzzy green and red pencils that I found at Michaels.  To decorate them, I used the MCT ~ Fun Sized Scallop Stitched Bow Die and the MCT ~ Chocolate Greetings.  The inks are Vermillion ~ Ranger Archival Ink and Cottage Ivy ~ Memento Ink.  And then I added little buttons and bows to the center.  


And for the grand finale...my favorite project for the whole week...this super cute little tissue holder!!!  I cut this with my Cameo and a free file from JamieK711 Designs.  To decorate it, I started with the MCT ~ Classy Girl.  I added some MCT ~ Classy Girl & Furbaby Accessories. The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from the MCT ~ Fun Variety on the Inside & Out.  And that label is cut with the MCT ~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies. The "Wishing you Peace, Love & Joy this holiday season." sentiment is from the MCT ~ Fun Variety on the Inside & Out.  The labels for that are cut with the MCT ~ Curly Label Die & MCT ~ Stitched Curly Label Die. At the bottom, the "I hope Santa brings you everything on your list!" sentiment is from the MCT ~ Fun Variety on the Inside & Out.  The little presents are from the MCT ~ All Around Holidays.  If you look above that, you can see the fun border that I cut with the MCT ~ Fun Stitched Edges.  Also, at the very very top, I put the negative punched out part of the edge die...and oops...it's a little crooked...but that's ok..as Emma says..there are no mistakes in paper crafting!  ;)


Well, my creative friends.  That's it for me for Day 5 of the "5 Days of Christmas".  I sure hope you have enjoyed all of my Christmas projects this week.  And I hope it has inspired you to make some fun projects of your own.  Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  And the fun is not over yet...I will be back tomorrow with some PKS/KDD/TCBJ fun!!!  See you then!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

My Creative Time ~ "5 Days of Christmas" : Day 4

Hello everyone!  And welcome to the "5 Days of Christmas" with My Creative Time.  This week we will be sharing with you LOTS of last minute Christmas ideas such as cards, layouts, home decor, 3D items and whatever else comes to mind that will help YOU get your juices flowing for the holiday.  There will be a giveaway each day and a winner will be announced each day!  Example, the winner of Monday will be announced on Tuesday, the winner of Tuesday will be announced on Wednesday...and so on.  You will see the different prizes each day on Emma's blog HERE.  I hope we ALL inspire you this week!

For Day 4, my theme is Holiday Tags:


How many times do you need a tag and can't find one?! Plus aren't these so much cuter than those store bought thingies?!?!


This tag was cut with the MCT ~ Tag Dies and the cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink.  To make the Christmas Tree, I used one of the mustache dies in MCT ~ What's Growin' On? and the papers for that are from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Holiday Cheer Stack.  I cut the star with a die in the MCT ~ All Around Holidays.  The label is cut with the MCT ~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies.  The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from the MCT ~ Gift Card Sentiments.  And the ink is Vermillion ~ Ranger Archival Ink.


For the little tag on the left, I used the MCT ~ Just Tags for the tag.  The pretty little bells are cut with a die from the MCT ~ Warm Holiday Fun.  The pretty sparkly paper for the bells is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Glitzy Glitter Stack.  The tickets and the sentiment are from the MCT ~ Holiday Tickets.  For the tag on the right, I used the little tag in the MCT ~ Stitched Round Tab & Arrow & Tag Dies.  I cut 3 of them - one in red, one in white and one in green.  The "Merry Christmas!" sentiment and Christmas tree are from the MCT ~ All Around Christmas.  The inks are Vermillion ~ Ranger Archival Ink and Cottage Ivy ~ Memento Ink.


Well that's it for me for Day 4 of the "5 Days of Christmas".  I hope you got some fun ideas for holiday tags. 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 for the grand finale and my favorite of all the projects!!!





Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Sneak Peeks Day 4 : December Release

***This is my 2nd post of the day.  For the My Creative Time ~ "5 Days of Christmas" post, please scroll down.***

Hello everyone!  It's time for Day 4 of Sneak Peeks for the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ December Release. Today, I have a CAS card for you:


The solid black and solid white cardstock are from Recollections.  All of the fun patterned papers are from the Doodlebug Designs ~ Gap & Gown collection.  All of the strips are cut with the MCT ~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies.


The scalloped shape is cut with a paper punch from my stash.  The "happy birthday" stamp is from the brand new PKS ~ Reverse Sentiments.  The ink is Jet Black ~ Ranger Archival Ink.  I finished it off with a simple red bow with hemp twine


That's it super super quick and easy.  Make sure you head on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  And don't forget the big reveal is tomorrow December 5, 2013. Have a great day everyone!

My Creative Time ~ "5 Days of Christmas" : Day 3

Hello everyone!  And welcome to the "5 Days of Christmas" with My Creative Time.  This week we will be sharing with you LOTS of last minute Christmas ideas such as cards, layouts, home decor, 3D items and whatever else comes to mind that will help YOU get your juices flowing for the holiday.  There will be a giveaway each day and a winner will be announced each day!  Example, the winner of Monday will be announced on Tuesday, the winner of Tuesday will be announced on Wednesday...and so on.  You will see the different prizes each day on Emma's blog HERE.  I hope we ALL inspire you this week!

For Day 3, my theme is Stocking Stuffers for your crafty friend:


What crafty friend doesn't love embellies and chocolate?!?!  Hee!  


This is a fun little bag full of mini clothes pins that I found at Michaels.  It was a whole box of all different colors...so much fun!  In this bag, I only included red, green, brown, black and tan.  The label is cut with the MCT ~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies.  The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from the MCT ~ Fun Variety on the Inside & Out.  The ink is Vermillion ~ Ranger Archival Ink.  I tied the baggie with a bow made of hemp twine.


This is a fun baggie full of buttons.  Again, I found a whole box at Michaels with all different colors and I just included the holiday colors here.  The label is cut with the MCT ~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies.  The "to my crafty friend!" sentiment is from the MCT ~ Fun Variety on the Inside & Out.  The ink is Cottage Ivy ~ Memento Ink.  And I tied the baggie with a bow made of hemp twine.


Last, but not least...everyone knows you need a little chocolate when crafting!!!  The little tin is full of Christmas M&Ms.  The label is cut with the MCT ~ Vintage Stitched Label Dies.  The "A little chocolate" sentiment is from the MCT ~ Do the Cocoa Motion.  The ink is Coffee ~ Ranger Archival Ink.  The little present in the middle is cut with a die in the MCT ~ All Around Holidays.  The fun papers are from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Holiday Cheer Stack.

Ok, that's it for me for Day 3 of the "5 Days of Christmas".  I hope you enjoyed my little crafty stocking stuffers.  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 tomorrow for Day 4!  And come back later today to see my Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Sneak Peek!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Sneak Peek Day 3 : December Release

***This is my 2nd post of the day.  For the My Creative Time ~ "5 Days of Christmas" post,  please click HERE.***

Hello everyone!  It's time for Day 3 of Sneak Peeks for the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ December Release.  And this is my official day for posting!  This is a card for my BFF's Birthday a few days ago:


Absolutely ALL of the stamped images on this card are from the brand new PKS ~ December 2013 : Kit of the Month.  All of the pretty patterned papers for this card are from the Jillibean Soup ~ Dutch Mustard collection. The white cardstock is from Recollections.  And the orange cardstock is from my scraps.


To create the calendar, I used the MCT ~ Stitched 3x4 Journal Die for the base.  Then the calendar is made using the PKS ~ December 2013 : Kit of the Month.  It's super cool, because you can customize it to meet your needs since all of the pieces are individual!  Woot!  Woot!  The "wishing you a happy birthday" sentiment is also from the PKS ~ December 2013 : Kit of the Month.  The label is cut using the MCT ~ Curly Label Die & MCT ~ Stitched Curly Label Die.


Who doesn't love balloons?!?!  Want to know a secret?  On my bucket list...some day I hope to walk into a room absolutely filled with balloons...all over the floor & all flying around with helium too!!! How fun would that be!!!!! Hee!  Anyway, these fun balloon stamps are also from the PKS ~ December 2013 : Kit of the Month.


Well that's it for me for Day 3 of Sneak Peeks.  Make sure you head on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I will see you all again tomorrow.




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