Thursday, November 4, 2010

PKS Challenge 40

Life has been hectic, and hasn't left me any time for crafting, but today I decided the dishes could wait I needed some crafting time. So I looked up my very favorite challenge blog,saw the sketch, and got to work. This is what I came up with:

Here's what I used:
5x7 white card
MS edge punch
dark blue cardstock
light blue cardstock
black cardstock
patterned paper
silk flowers
heat set gem and tool
embossing pad, powder (white), heat tool
Shimmer Mist

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 37

I'm LOVING fall colors this year. I really wanted to use something fun in my card, so I chose raffia, perfect for fall. What else is perfect for fall? A scarecrow, of course. I used PPDU and EDPP for all the cuts and inked the edges in brown for a dirty look. I layered raffia under the clothes for the hay (kinda a pain in the butt, but worth it). For the face I used my PKS Monster Mash Assortment (super cute). The pumpkins are the jack-o-lanterns from PPDU with the faces removed with my gypsy, inked the edges with brown and colored the vines and stems with green. Layered frames in fall colors, and more raffia tied, and I called it done.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 36

Another Color/Sketch challenge from Peachy Keen. The requirements can be found here
I gotta say, I am SUPER happy with how this turned out. I've been wanting to do a Thanksgiving card, and the colors worked PERFECTLY!!!! The card is a 5x7 beige base. I used My Create a Critter cartridge for the turkey, using my Gypsy to hide the face cuts so I could use my PKS Create a Critter Faces (medium set). I used a Martha Stewart edge punch, my gem heat-setter to put the bling in the center of the silk flower, and used Distessed Stickles on the turkey's hat.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Birthday Card

So, one of my favorite people is having a birthday, so I just HAD to make her a card. I love these stamps, they're just so darn cute; I colored with Martha Stewart colored pencils. I used my Gypsy to resize the frames (from Storybook)and cut using my Cricut Expression, I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder, and used my gem heat-setter for the bling.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 35

My PKS challenge was a color and sketch challenge. Not quite sure of the final product(I know it's not my favorite, but it's growing on me), but I had A LOT of fun playing with my new stuff. New cartridge, Mini Monsters, new stamps, Monster Mash Assortment, and my new heat tool for setting gems (like an iRock but I found it in the jewelery making section of Michael's).

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 34

This was a Sketch Challenge, and as soon as I saw the sketch the idea for this card popped into my head. It's simple-ish, a white on white on white wedding card (now all I need is for someone to get married so I can give it away). I used Spellbinders Dahlia nestabilities, a MS edge punch, the tiny hearts CB folder, and SYI cricut cartridge.

A close up of the wedding couple, the color is a little off but it shows the detail better.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 32

Requirements: Create a card or layout (any size) based on your favorite summer vacation destination. You must also include one of the following three "B"'s: Buttons, Brads or Bling.

Love this one!!!!! I made a 5 by 7 Card based on the pirate themed dolphin watch cruise we went on while vacationing in South Padre Island, TX. It was such a good time, sword fighting, treasure hunt, water gun fights, tattoos (face painting), and other pirate type games.

Anywho, I used my brand spanking new Gyspy to create this card, using Life is a Beach, and Paperdoll DressUp, I also used assorted bling, pencils, markers (gold and silver), pens and of course my PK face stamps

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Card

Just a little something I threw together using A Child's Year and Stand and Salute, and a whole lot of Stickles

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 28

I admit it, I've gotten addicted to stamps. Now everytime I go into a craft store I leave with stamps. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the green edge, my Cricut to cut out the ovals, flowers, and circles for the centers of the flowers. I used flourish stamps and green ink for the background, PK basic faces for the flower centers, and "live, laugh, love" stamps for in the oval.

The words I chose for this card have a special meaning for me now. My mother in law lost her battle with cancer 2 weeks ago, a reminder of just how short life can be. So my goal is to live like there's no tomorrow, laugh often, and love; because there's no telling how much time we've got.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 27

Another challenge, and the only crafting I can find time (barely) to do. The color scheme worked wonderfully for me for a mother's day card (purple is my mom's favorite color). The actually design gave me fits, I knew what I wanted to do, but didn't quite know how to pull it together. Thankfully my new Peachy Keen stamps arrived to save the day, that birdie is PERFECT for what I wanted to do.

the inside

Monday, April 12, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 26

The requirements for this challenge were this:
*Stitching (either by sewing needle or hand-drawn)
*White and Orange (card could have more colors, but must include these two in the card)
*Contain one upcycled item (something that could be thrown away but instead will make its way onto your work of art!)
*Any Peachy Keen Stamp

This challenge was very difficult for me, mostly because I REALLY don't like orange...except in fall (halloween, leaves, etc). But I figured I could try. Upcycled items...hmmm, I made everything out of scraps, some were barely big enough for the cuts, but I made it work.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 25

As soon as I saw the sketch for this challenge this card appeared in my head, and I couldn't get it out. One of my newest obbsessions is glossy, and metallic paper, and this card has a lot of it. I used a MS punch on a metalic gunmetal strip, used black glossy for the frames and the couple cutout, embossed pearlized white, and the flower (layered using pop dots) and the word "Love" is made from glossy magenta. A small orange cicle with orange Distress Stickles, and I called it done.

Same card, but a different angle so the colors show better.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New coloring pages

Added a few new coloring pages. Check them out. Here

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 24

My first challenge ever. Used Cricut's Forever Young cartridge for the flower, and PK-570 for the face.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Easter Basket Card

Here's my simple Easter card. It measures 5"x7". The basket and eggs were cut using my Cricut Expression and the Doodlecharms cartridge (used DesignStudio) to do some stretching)and the grass was cut from Plantain Schoolbook. The eggs were embossed using my Cuttlebug with the folders: D'vine Swirls, Victoria, Swiss Dots, and Spots and Dots (I think is the name). A little ribbon along the basket and it was done.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Easter Side Step

My very first Side step card. I was easier than I thought it'd be. The main card was cut from light blue, the decorations were all cut from white using my Cricut Expression with DoodleCharms and Plantain SchoolBook and hand colored with MS pencils, a little bit of fun fur for the "grass" in the basket and I called it done.

How I made my side step card

Happy St Paddy's Day

My Happy St. Paddy's Day card.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Kiss Me, I'm Irish

I finally made another card. I haven't been in the mood for cards recently, first I was doing coloring pages (which I'll be posting more of soon), and then I just needed a break.
So anyway, here's my first St. Patrick's Day card. It's 5x7 black, with a 4.5x6.5 patterned paper layer, then a 4x6 white layer. The words were welded onto a rectangle in Cricut DesignStudio then snipped so I could wrap them around the 2.25-2.5(ish)circle. The leprechaun in the center was cut from PaperDoll DressUp at 3.

Another version....I like the writing better on this one ;)

Friday, February 12, 2010

noticed an oopsie

I'm still working on perfecting the coloring pages I've been working on. I opened one to check one thing, and found something else.
On the snowy day page the DesignStudio put back the hat I hid (because it didn't fit) on the snowman, easy fix, just click on it until the hat turns red, right click and hit hide contour (you'll have to do that each time you open the cut file, it's a glitch in the program). Or easier fix, I've made a new cut file for the page changing that 1 little piece so it works right. And will be uploading it just a minute.
Please bear with me, it's a learning process. :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Glossy Valentine


I started this card thinking it was going to be only black and white, with the only color coming from the bling in the center of the flowers...then I decided it needed just a tiny touch more. The card itself is an A2 (5.5 x 4.25") made from a matte black cardstock the background layer is a pearl white (glossy) embossed with d'vine swirls cuttlebug folder. The heart and flowers are cuts from Cricut's Sweetheart cartridge welded together in DesignStudio. The largest heart was cut from a metallic fushia, the medium heart was cut from a glossy black and then embossed with the d'vine folder. The white layer is the pearl white again. the middle flower was cut seperately so I could use 3D dots to pop it out.
This card can definately be done without DS and just pieced together, I, however, really love DS so I can manipulate the sizes and see what it will look like before I cut.

The cut file for the heart can be downloaded HERE

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Key to my heart

A very simple A2 card, black base, white 3.75x5 inch embossed backround piece. The lock and key were cut with the Sweethearts cartridge at 3 inches (I think). Shadow cut from a matte black paper, the base of the lock out of glossy black, then the layer of the lock, and the key base out of a metallic magenta.

Love is in the air

I love the Sweethearts cartridge for Cricut. This cut, labeled honeymoon, is probably one of my favorites. I cut it on blackout from black, then cut the dress and shoes in red and the word "Love" in pink. Hearts cut from red and pink, some stickles, and glossy effects. It's all mounted on a Black A2 card with a white 3.75"x5" rectangle centered on it.

Boob/Butt card

The perfect FUN card for a man for his birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Anniversary or just because. It can be made to look sweet with lighter colored lingere, or dirtier with a dominatrix inspired look (maybe even stamp a tattoo somewhere).

This is my first attempt (and a template) at making this paticular card. It still needs some detail work, but the basics are there.

The cute file is available HERE
NOTE: The cut file uses Plantain Schoolbook and Sweetheart. The first page is the card base, the second page is the lingere...I used the heart, and glued it where I wanted the bra cups to be, then trimmed the excess off. I also cut down the panties by hand a little bit, just because I wanted a little less coverage ;)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Heart Silhouette Card

Basic A2 white card base, with an embossed white background piece. The picture inside the heart is from a Child Year glued onto a plain white heart and I cut off the excess. The frame around the heart is made from a million (ok, not really, but it seems that way when gluing) red and pink punches from the Martha Stewart branch punch.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bee Mine

With Valentines Day coming up it is time to start think about Valentine's cards and treats. I've started making some Valentines cards, and have tried making some spinner cards. Here is my "Be Mine" spinner card.

To make this card, I made a cut file on DesignStudio so I could fiddle with sizes.
The base is cut from white cardstock to make a 5.5" x 4.2.5" card with a circle cutout. The frame was cut out of black cardstock with a slightly larger hole cutout, then run through my Cuttlebug with the HeartBlocks embossing folder. For the bee, I cut the base (with the wings) out of vellum, the body (two of them) out of black, and the stripes layer (two times) out of yellow. I used double sided tape to attach clear monofilament to the winged layer, then layered the other pieces on (front and back) using a Zig glue pen. More double sided tape to attach the monofilament to the card base (centering the bee in the center of the cutout) and then attached the frame.
The cut file can be downloaded here