Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Autumn Mini

I just finished decorating this adorable autumn mini shape album that I purchased at SVG cuts, Acorn Autumn SVG Kit.  I don't own a big collection of their files (yet) so I added a few cuts from my Cricut and my Peachy Keen Stamps to embellish this mini album. 
The cover cuts are from the SVG Kit and I added the scarecrow
from the Peachy Keen Stamp Club, PKSC-09

The tree is is from Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge.
The pumpkin in the wagon is from Peachy Keen, PKSC-10.

The Owl and Squirrel are from Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge.
The squirrel's face and the sentiment stamps are from PKSC-10.
The animals at the petting zoo were not hungry...
therefor the journal tag "stuffed?"

The hamster is from Four Legged Friends Cricut Cartridge.
His face is a stamp in the PKSC-10 collection.
(I wanted to go the the pumpkin farm with the corn maze
and hay rides. I was vetoed by the kids
wanting to play in these hamster balls. 
Nothing says fall like hamster balls, LOL)

The pumpkin boarder can be found on the Paper Trimmings by Cricut.
The cutie chipmunks are stamps in the PKSC-10 kit.
The papers for my album are from last year's Target Dollar bin and the Basic Grey's Shine On Collection.  

Thursday, November 22, 2012

So Sweet

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving! I have a thank you card to share today. The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is to make a thank you card. You can check out the cards and challenge HERE.  I have a wonderful neighbor that is "so sweet" to me and my girls. The base of this card was welded with my Gypsy and is the jar cut from Doodlecharms. (I chuckle every time I use Doodlecharms because I bought this cartridge thinking "this will be the ONLY cartridge I will own.") The bee is from Pooh and Friends and his face is from PK-122 Funny Farm. "So Sweet" is from Once Upon a Princess. I hand cut the shadow at the base... my friends call this process "Cricut surgery". LOL

Thanks for stopping by- Enjoy all the fun this weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ready to get BASTED!

Oh ya! I love to say this as if Michael Buffer was announcing-  Are You Reeeeeeeeeeeeeady TO GET Basted! The colors for this card came from Peachy Keen's Color Challenge. Link up by 11/21 - 11:59 pm EST.  I hope you have time to craft and enter the Challenge this week-
Some birds are a little angry this time of year
Turkey and Sentiments, PKSC-10
The banner is from My Creative Time
Vintage Stitched Label Dies
(I folded the paper and ran through my Cuttlebug
to make the banner longer.)
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

I-Challenge, Imaginisce

I just finished the last Challenges that Imaginisce is hosting.  Their design team has some beautiful projects to share so check out the challenges and find out how you can play along  Here.  (I will try to make this short and sweet... OR my family will be eating cereal for Thanksgiving, LOL)

Challenge #2: Use your Snag 'em Stamps to create a background.
Floral Paper- Twitterpated - Critter Chatter
Brown- Cottage Christmas -Winter Woods
Die Cut- Cricut, Forever Young
Challenge #5: Black and White Photo.
Girl Back ground paper- Imaginisce 003429
Floral- Imaginisce Twitterpated- Critter Chatter
Yellow Swiss dot- Imaginisce 003424
Princess Die Cut- Cricut Princess Party
Title Die Cut- Cricut 3 Birds on Parade
Challenge #6, Recipe Challenge.
1- Recycled Object- I used a 6 by 6 canvas that had a cupcake on it for the base
2- Stickers- I used two crayon stickers from my stash
3- Flowers- punches flowers on the apple, I-Rock gems
4-Number- stamped the date with Peachy Keen Stamps, PKSC-08
5- Pattern Papers- Imaginisce: apple boarder 00338, green 00338, brown stripes 00346, yellow 003424, multi color stripes 003426
This is a frame for my Niece, she just started teaching elementary school
The frame has a pocket so she can switch out the year or add other notes
Apple Die Cut- Cricut Create A Critter
Font- Cricut, Baby Steps

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I - Challenge

Imaginisce is having some challenges this weekend... I was interested in playing along so hit my local scrapbook store after work on Friday to pick up some of the cute papers from Imaginisce.  No luck.  But, my little gal and I found some paper at Michael's of all places!  Check out the details of the Challenges HERE. Entries are due by November 21, 2012.

Challenge #1 Sketch Challenge:
Pattern Paper- Imaginisce Cottage Christmas,
 Gingerbread Village, Winter Woods
Deer- Cricut, Create a Citter 2
Challenge #3 Color Challenge, use teal, orange, purple, green, black.
The paper from the Dig Dino's Collection had most of these colors. I even made a custom button with my I-top tool.
The dino on the button looks like he is looking at his fate...
aww, not so Dino-riffic
Fossil cut- Cricut Dinosaur tracks
Stamp- My Pink Stamper, Boy Crazy
Challenge #4- Use Stitching.  For my "stitching", I used a marker and I think it adds to the country feel of the Imaginisce Cottage Christmas paper line.
Stamps are from Peachy Keen- PK-149
Tag Cut- Cricut Sentimentals

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great weekend :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Kitty Card

I just love this cat stamp! (shhh... don't tell my dog.)  I followed a sketch at Fun n Flair Stamps, which is hosting their first challenge.  Their design team has some adorable projects too!  This cat stamp is in the "Miss Shayla at Christmas Time Stamp Set".  She sure is enjoying life...

  Cricut cuts: fish and yarn, Meow Lite Banner shapes, Something to Celebrate

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Fall Banner Frame

Peachy Keen Thankful Hop, click Here
This week Fantabulous Cricut is hosting a challenge to use your Cricut and include "fall Leaves".  Be sure to check them out, there are some inspiring projects from the design team and challenge entries this week.  For my project, I used Birthday Bash for the banner pieces.  They are hung with mini clothes pins so I can switch them out for the seasons.  This way I can store the banner pieces in a box and not worry about the banner getting tangled up. The fall leaves and images were cut with the Cricut Imagine with the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge.  The Imagine is a wonderful machine and, knock on wood, has been a pleasure to use!  I added a few stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps and this project is ready for Fall!

Give Thanks- PKSC-09
Thankful for you!- PKSC-10
Papers and Buttons- Bo Bunny

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Santa's Helpers

Peachy Keen Thankful Hop, please click HERE
Happy Friday and welcome to another Peachy Keen Challenge.  This week's Challenge is ANYTHING GOES! Create a new project with your Peachy Keen Stamps and  link to the
PK Challenge Blog by 11/14 - 11:59 pm EST.
For my scrapbook page, I stamped the adorable elves from the new Peachy Keen Stamp Club set, PKSC-11.  They are colored with Copic markers that would complement the paper from Echo Park's Holly Jolly paper line.  These Peachy Keen elves are the perfect pair to my sweetheart gals.

Cricut Cuts-
Pink House and Trees, Joys of the Season
Scallop Circle, Elegant Edges

Peachy Keen Thankful Blog Hop

Hello! You should have arrived from Ruthie Nixon's Blog, if not, head to the start at the Peachy Keen Blog.  I don't want you to miss any of the special projects made for this thankful hop.  This is a wonderful time of year to get together with family and friends.  My family meets at my "humble" house for Thanksgiving which requires us to set up extra tables.  I made crayon box place holders for the kids mini card table. Yep, that is "Melissa" that gets to sit on the mini fold up chair. All 5 foot 9 inches of me! (I am Thankful that I can get out of this chair, LOL) My sister picked up some activity books so us kids can color the night away.

"Thankful for you!" is included in PKSC-10
and was used used on this centerpiece.
You can join the Peachy Keen Stamp Club
and save on your stamp sets and have them delivered
to your home every month! 

These crayon boxes are cut on my Silhouette using 3-D crayon box
and decorated with PK-141 Lil Tweets Thanksgiving stamps.
The images were cut using the matching SVG cut file PK-SVG-141.
I just love the font that Kathy picked
out for the "Hip Hip Hooray It's Turkey Day!"
Candy Alert!
There are THREE $50 gift certificates to Peachy Keen Stamps up for grabs from the artist that creates Peachy Keen Stamps, Kathy Jakopovich! To enter your name for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate, just leave a comment on any of the blogs on this hop.  The winners will be posted on the PKS Blog on Monday.  Good Luck!

Your next stop is Joanna Bandelin's blog

Peachy Keen Thankful Blog Line Up-
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -- http://peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com/
Amanda Bodine -- http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
Nikki Foraker -- http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com/
Raven Baca -- http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Glorajean Beardall -- http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
Ruthie Nixon -- http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Melissa Haas -- http://doxiemeldesigns.blogspot.com/
Joanna Bandelin -- http://www.scrap-making.blogspot.com/
Jennie Garcia -- http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/
Michelle Criswell -- http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com/
Saundra Rega -- http://luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com/
Kim Score -- http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/
Heidi Anne Giebel --http://gotscraps.blogspot.com/
Samantha Casey -- http://samanthacasey.blogspot.com/
Janice Wilson -- http://stampingwithjanice.blogspot.com/
Vivienne Holden -- http://www.craftinghaven.blogspot.com/
Lisa Buttafuoco -- http://www.our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com/
Heather Hoffman -- http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/
Leanne Garner -- http://www.createdbyleanne.blogspot.com/
Amy Crockett -- http://www.scrappingmommy.com/
Cristina Garcia -- http://www.craftingwithcristina.com/
Lorie Souther -- http://thethinkinspot.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 5, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenges and SALE!

I hope you were able to join the party... but if not the Challenges are still open to be eligible to win some Peachy Keen Stamps!  Check out the Peachy Keen Connection and link up your projects for the challenges.  Challenges will remain open until Sunday, November 11th at 11:59 p.m CST.
For Challenge #1, you need to make a tag.  I made a tag for my "handsome buck" with the new
PKSC-11. You can join the Stamp Club and save on your purchase of these BIG stamp sets.
This darling deer is in a frame cut with Joys of the Seasons Cricut Cartridge.

For Challenge #2, make a project with a snow flake.  One of my other hobbies is decorative painting... and I bought these porcelian ornaments to paint.  I thought I would try distress ink on them and that worked very nicely.  The dear has the same face used on the tag above... but with a different nose.  I love the mix and match factor of Peachy Keen's Stamps. 
Deer is from Create a Critter 2, cut at 2 inches

the backside of the snowflake ornament
AND... Don't miss out one sale at Peachy Keen!  I will be taking advantage of this sale for sure... I think that free stamp set is a must have!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week-

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Snow Happy! A Peachy Keen Sneak Peek!

I have a sneak peak for you! Peachy Keen's new stamps for the month of November are so darling! For my project I used most of the stamps from the add on sets from the stamp release, which has snowmen, sentiments, a penguin, labels, snowflakes, and MORE!  A fantastic collection for all your winter projects.  The base of the mini is an EASY cut available at the Silhouette Store, "pocket mini album", design id #31877.  I just cut, assembled, and decorated with my Peachy Keen Stamps.  My family enjoys skiing and I plan on adding photos from our trip this winter.
The cover, the flap has a velcro closure

These are the photo mats, The mini was made with
supplies in the November Peachy Picks Kit
Mirror Snowflakes, cardstock, pattern paper, and ribbon.

OH Joy! Is from the November PKSC-09

Thank you so much for stopping by... I hope you can join the Release Party at the Peachy Connection at 6 CST this Monday,  Novermber 5, 2012.  There will be fun, chat, prizes, and Challenges!