Sunday, January 29, 2012

Get Well... to me?

This week create a "get well" card or project and incorporate a Cuttlebug embossing folder, kraft card stock, and string somewhere on the project.  The roses are from the Imagine More Cards cartridge and I cut the roses an additional two times so I could pop them up.  I shall have to spray this card with Lysol before I send it as I have pneumonia!  I have been sick for a long time.. and I guess IT went into my lungs.  Hopefully the mega dose of antibiotics will do the trick.  For the record, Teresa was RIGHT! 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saint Patrick's Day Treat Box

I made a Saint Patrick's Day Treat Box using my new Peachy Keen stamp set, Kiss Me Leprechaun.  I place the leprechaun on a "milk carton" that I cut with my Cricut.  The shamrock pattern paper started off at just plain tan card stock.  I used the Lucky Day Shamrock A2 size background stamp to add all those cute shamrocks.

Cricut Cuts:
Milk Carton (hide the windows)- Sweet Tooth Boxes, cut at 10 in
Clover- Give a Hoot, cut at 3 in
Frame- Elegant Edges, cut at 3 in

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love Frame

It is challenge me Monday again at the Fantabulous Cricut blog.  For this challenge use a label shape other than a plain circle.  For my frame I used Elegant Edges and layered the shape so it would be sturdy. "Love" is from Sweethearts cricut cartridge.  The angel is a stamp set from Peachy Keen, PKSC-01 January 2012.  The wings are at the $1.50 bins at Micheals and I like the vintage feel they give the angel.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Peachy Princess Birthday Blog Hop

It is Angelica's birthday!!! In honor of Angelica's birthday, we are having a birthday blog hop, hop, hop!!!  You will want to start the hop HERE at The Peachy Queen's blog, or if you came from Kristi's blog you are in the right spot. For my card, I used the Yummy Cricut Imagine cartridge and decorated the cakes with PK-293 The Cornies Assortment

Your NEXT stop on the hop is Stephanie

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way :)
Heidi Anne Giebel -

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Peachy Keen Pocket Challenge

Hello! Welcome to another Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge.  Create a new project with a pocket! Whether it folds, tucks, or hides a treat, pockets are a fun way to add something extra.  Your project must include Peachy Keen Face Stamp.  So head over to the Peachy Keen Challenge blog to see some inspiration and link up YOUR peachy project.

For my project, I made pocket invitations for my niece's third birthday, a country carnival themed party.  The handkerchief's sweet face is from PK-485 Snowmany Faces, love those long eyelashes. The handkerchief pulls out of the pocket to reveal the party information.
The jean pocket has a red label made from a punch. 
 I wrote No. 3 for the birthday that she will be celebrating.

Cricut Die Cut Machine
Cricut Cartridge - Old West
Peachy Keen Face Stamp - PK-485 Snowmany Faces 1 1/8 inch
Tag Punch  - Label Punch

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Sock Hop, Singles only please

Cricut Circle's Challenge # 49: As your taking down the decorations from the holidays, there seems to be a feeling to give everything in our homes a fresh start to the new year. We feel a desire to reorganize those closets, and clean out things that could use a little less clutter. This week’s challenge is all about “function meets fun”! Show us how you use your Cricut machines to organize your home, office, garage, etc.

For this challenge, I made a "Sock Hop" for my "stag socks" that come out of the dryer.  Some socks are happy to be at the party, while others seem a little shocked.  They probably know the truth, their match will never join them...

Cricut Cuts:

Formal Occasion- Sock hop @ 3, Base @ 6
Socks- Baby Steps, Country Life, Meow, Paper Doll Dress Up
Face Stamps- Peachy Keen,  PK 293 The Cornies Assortment

Friday, January 13, 2012

Peachy Keen Linky Party!

It is challenge time again at Peachy Keen Stamps.  You may link your project and find the details of the linky party HERE.  We would love to see what you have made with your Peachy Keen Stamps.

My Sweet Scrapbook Page was created with the NEW Stamp of the Month set for January, PKSC-01 January 2012.  The stamp collection is a FULL 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of stamps!  I am really happy with this set that features, angels, hearts, face stamps, and sentiments.  The larger Angel below was paper pieced and colored with Copics and pencils. She is holding a heart "cookie" to match the cookies my girls were decorating.   Another peachy angel looks so pleased resting on my "Sweet" title.    
Is that angel sneaking a cookie to eat? I think so!!!

I used the A2 card size  XO's background stamp
from Peachy Keen on the big heart.
Awww... She looks so content. 
The angels in this set can change expressions by switching out the face stamps.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I love you Door hanger

I enjoy decorating my home for holidays.  I found a plain wire door hanger at my local craft store and thought it would be cute with a heart from my new stamp set from the Peachy Keen Stamp Club .  The heart was paper pieced and lace trim was added to the back of the heart.  The "I love You" sentiment is from PK 295 Cupid's Sting

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ah Choose You!

I just received my Peachy Keen January 2012 Stamp Kit Club of the Month this week... and I can't wait to share my projects with you.  This stamp set is jam packed, angels, hearts, sentiments, and exclusive faces.  In my opinion, not just for Valentine's projects... The angels and faces will be used all year in this craft room. 

Here is one of the hearts and face stamp in the collection.  The image is foam taped on a candy box I picked up that the grocery store. This poor guy must have allergies from those flowers but he is determined to get his Valentine's message out there..."Ah Choose You". (which I just printed on my PC)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cupid's Sting Card

This cutie pie cupid with a "stinging" message was made with the NEW PK-295 Cupid's Sting stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The sentiment from the same set was stamped on a frame Cricut cut with Home Accents cartridge cut at 1.25 in.  An A2 card size background stamp was used to stamp the "XO's" at the base of the card is another NEW stamp,  PK-296 XOXOXOXO.  These stamps are so sweet, I can't wait to make more projects with them.
I cut around this image so close that I "lost" the arrow shaft. 
 I took some black thread and added to back to complete the arrow.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Count Your Blessings

The Cricut Circle's January Challenge is to create a scrapbook page or mini album reviewing the year 2011.  I will have say 2011 is a year that I am glad is behind me.  Not wanting to make a project with the major events of 2011 for me, I decided to "Count My Blessings".  I am very blessed with a loving husband, children that are very dear to  me, a best friend I met in pre-school, and my sweet dachshund who always is there to listen to me.

This mini book base is from Elegant Edges and title is from Country Life.  Flower cuts are from Paisley. The book is embellished with journal tags from K & Company Amy Butler Lotus Tea Box die cuts, and Imagine More Cartridge. 

Flowers Centers are handmade covered brads stamped
with PK-570 Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment.

This die cut reminded me of me and my buddy Kay. 
 Friends Forever sentiment stamp from PK-277 Vivienne and friends

Journal spots cut with Imagine more
and another sentiment from PK-277 Vivienne and friends collection.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Throwback Thursday Sports Challenge

For this challenge you can make any project with a sports theme cricut cartridge and link to My Creative Time's blog, HERE.  If you participate in this challenge, you have an chance to win her ENTIRE new product release.  How cool is that? 

Here is my "Sporty Hello Kitty".  I used my Gypsy with Hello Kitty Greetings and Sports Mania Cricut Cartridges.  In Hello Kitty's soccer league, they prefer to have soccer balls with paw prints on them.  (I just love the paw print from Any day Bingo & Crossword.)  The sentiment is from My Favorite Sayings.  My daughter is going to freak out when she comes home from school because last night she asked me for a Hello Kitty notebook after finding one that I was using to store my sketches. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy News!

I am just thrilled to share that I was selected to join  Peachy Keens 2012's Design Team!  There are so many talented designers in this group, I feel so honored.  Looking forward to "Peachifying" my projects and sharing them with you-

Peachifying Everything

Cricut Circle's Weekly Challenge #48

The Challenge: Whenever the New Year rolls around, we tend to do a little self-evaluation and decide what we want to do differently in the year to come. For the challenge this week, we want you to think about your CREATIVE resolutions and record them in some way.
I began to think about my Creative goals to record for this challenge and wrote them down.  This light bulb with her sweet smile has some bright ideas for 2012...

Face Stamp- Peachy Keen, PK-640 Princess Face Assortment
Light Bulb cut- Recess
Cloud of Thoughts- Create A Critter
"Create" phrase - Home Decor

Monday, January 2, 2012

Love Grows Valentine Card

Never say Never... I told myself, "I would never buy a digital Cricut Cartridge."  Well, the Gnomes and Mushrooms set was too cute and I bought it!  The amazing thing about this purchase was how smoothly and effortlessly these happy garden dwellers were availble for immediate paper cutting.  Just for fun, I am entering this card in a Valentine Project Challenge hosted by the artist who designed Gnomes and Mushrooms.  Check out the details of the Challenge here.