Friday, May 31, 2013

Kitty Thoughts

YAY! It is Friday! I had a chance to craft last night and wanted to play with the cat file that I picked up at Michelle's Birthday Blog Hop from SVG Cutting Files.  The card shape is the bracket card base but I made an extra shadow to the mat with my cutting software.   I paired this cat up with the accessories from Stamp Annie Thing's, One Cool Cat. Although, I think this cat might only be thinking about the canned cat food, he he.

I will be linking my card to the "Anything Goes" Challenge at SVG Cutting Files.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Barbie's Lamp

Hello! I wanted to share my entry for a lamp challenge at SVG Cuts.  The details are on SVG Cuts Facebook page but basically the challenge is to modify their lamp file in the Maison de Madeline SVG kit.  The inspiration for this project was my best friend Kay's Barbie house. When I was a kid, we played forever with a custom doll house that her dad had commissioned. The doll house had "real" lights! I thought my gal would enjoy playing with a "real lamp"  in her doll house. The set of drawers and the shoe on the lampshade are from the Amelie's Accessories SVG kit.  The lamp is lit with a battery operated tea light.

My daughter loved this lamp!  She was really excited about the "photo shoot" and picked out the doll and outfit for the occasion.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

God Bless the USA

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! So grateful to live in a country with brave men and women that serve to protect our country.  It is wonderful to have a day to remember those who have died while serving as we will never forget them! I have a card to share today and I love the patriotic feel.  The heart and sentiment are free stamps this weekend at the Peachy Keen Store.  Get your big blocks out... this is a nice sized stamp :)


Thursday, May 23, 2013


Good evening- I had some time this afternoon to craft and wanted to play along with the Weekly Shape Challenge at the Silhouette Blog.  This week the shape is a boarder set by Jennifer Wambach.  To make the base, I welded rounded rectangles the size of an A2 card.  The mat was made by offsetting the original shape. The paper is Fabulous Girl by Recollections but I have seen the same patterns sold by Simple Stories and called Fabulous. The fact that I observed that implies to me that I stare at paper too much.
 Yummmm, Paper!
"Delight"- Market Street Stamps- Simple Joys

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My Mama

Good Morning! I am linking up my scrapbook page to the Imaginisce Blog. They are hosting a sketch challenge, follow the sketch and use your Imaginisce goodies, a chevron design, the color yellow, and the theme for your project is "Mother". The photo is of my mama. I had to call my brother and ask him about the picture, "Why does mom have a boxer?"  (Hey, she is my mom, she would have a dachshund.) He told me that the family was visiting our relatives in Illinois and this was her brother's dog. My mom died when I was in my early 20s,early if you ask me. And I actually thought of her when I bought this paper collection. She owned a purse that reminded me of this one from the Sole Sister's Collection.  I added chevron paper from a newer line, Good Dog.

Papers and Die Cuts- Imaginisce Sole Sister's, Chevron paper Good Dog
font- Cricut Suburbia
flower boarder- Cricut Gypsy Wanderings
Edge punch- EK Success Binding Edge

Hope you are enjoying your week!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Garden Girl

Farm Fresh Friday at the Greeting Farm and this week's challenge is paper piecing. I just love the result on Garden Anya with her matching hat and dress. The card base is from the Silhouette Store, Card Watering Can.  Inside the card, a Spellbinders die was used to cut a spot to write a note.

Have a great week!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Grow- PKS Photo Inspiration

Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Cutting Files Blog Hop: HERE

Happy Friday! Time for another Challenge at the Peachy Keen Blog.  This week is a photo inspiration challenge. Create a project using the photo as inspiration and let us in on your creative process. Your project must be new and linked up by 5/22 11:59 EST.
The photo reminded me of gardening. My little niece will be visiting soon so I thought this little garden kit would be fun for her to play with in my backyard. I found these items at the Target dollar bins.  My daughter has a tomato garden growing so I think the cousins will have some fun!

Stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps-
Face stamp: PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment
Clouds: PK-107 Cloudy Day
Cricut cuts-
Girl and flowers- Baby Steps
Grow- Kate's ABC
Fence- My Community

I hope you have time to join us this week! Have a great day!

Doily Decor

Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Cutting Files Blog hop: HERE

Hello! I am joining the Weekly Shape Challenge at the Silhouette Blog. This week's shape is a Doily Making Set from Samantha Walker. This is a great set with many options and I can see myself using this file a lot. I had this idea in my head to add a doily to a "vintage sort of vase".  My dad had this old glass milk bottle in a cupboard so I took that and cut some roses from his garden while I was visiting him this week. Here is the result on my kitchen table:

I think this would be fun to have in a group of bottles or canning jars. I wonder if dad has more bottles?

PKS and SVG Cutting Files Blog Hop

Hello and welcome! If you just stopped by today, you might want to head to the start at the SVG Cutting Files Store. At SVG Cutting Files, you will find darling cut files that go perfectly with your Peachy Keen Stamps. The inspiration for my step card is the Mad Hatter's tea party. Alice, Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are from the Alice and Wonderland set.  The Character faces and sentiment are from Peachy Keen Stamps.
It is Time to Celebrate!!

Peachy Keen Stamps-
Alice Face- PK-640 Princess Face  Assortment
Mad Hatter Face- PK-145 Piles of Smiles
Cheshire Cat Face- PK-110 Here Kitty Kitty

SVG Cutting Files-
Characters- Alice and Wonderland
Trees- Apple Park
Alice's Tea cup- Cup of Cocoa

If you leave a comment, your name will be entered into the drawing for $35 gift certificates.  One from Peachy Keen Stamps and one from SVG Cutting Files for each day of the Blog Hop!  Good Luck!

Your next stop is Jamie's Blog.

Here is the blog line up, have fun!
Annie - SVG Cutting Files Blog -
Cassandra Cauble -
Julie Kauffman (Cricut Chick) -
Lorie Souther -
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nine Lives

Hello! Playing along with The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday's Challenge, Easy as 1, 2, 3.  Use one stamp, two embellishments, and three pattern papers on your project. This adorable kitty is called Cheshire Bean. I looked at my Cricut Meow cartridge and thought "9 Lives" is something I would wish for a tricky Cheshire Cat.
Thanks for stopping by today-

Monday, May 13, 2013

An Album for Parker

Hello!  This baby book is for my new niece Parker. I enjoy making custom books for a new baby and am just thrilled to see many new baby themed stamps at the Peachy Keen Store. The base pages are covered with DCWV Baby Girl paper and cut with a Sizzix die, Scallop Rectangle.  Additional embellishments on the album were made with my Cricut, Cricut Imagine, and plenty of Peachy Keen Stamps. Since I am giving this to my non-scrap booking sister, I cut templates to represent the photos so she can add her pictures as she collects them

Sentiment- PK-208 Hey Baby

The little bonnet opens for pictures or journaling.

Tags in the crib can be removed.
The dress can open for more space.
Baby's Face- PKSC-15
Sentiments- PK-197 Baby Buzz Sentiments

Sentiments on tag- PKSC-17
Sentiment near skunk- PK-194 Wisecrack Sentiments

Smile Baby- PK-1200 The Moodies Face Assortment
Grumpy Baby- PK-1201 The Moodies 1 1/8
Baby Bottle and Hearts- PKSC-17
Crack on the baby bottle to make a baby grumpy- PKSC-15
Sentiments- PK-197 Baby Buzz Sentiments
Paper- (mostly) DCWV Baby Girl, Coredinations Cardstock
Cricut Imagine- Nursery Tails
Cricut Cartridges- Ashlyn's Alphabet (font on cover), Baby Steps (baby cuts), From My Kitchen (tab), Kate's ABC (shoes on cover), Mini Monogrms (block shape on cover)
Stamps- Peachy Keen Stamps
Pacifier- Party Favor from Micheals Craft Store
Twine- The Twinery, Pink Sorbet, Blossom

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fur Baby

Hello! I have a shaped card so share. I made him for the "Fur Baby" Challenge at SVG Cutting Files. Their store has a few of the popular breeds but for me, dachshund all the way!  She really captured the dachshund look, I call this pose "elephant ears".  My real dog will do this when there is a need for "extra listening" power.  I took the base cut and made a shadow and then welded two shadows to make the card. His little collar tag is made with a circle punch and the sweet heart is from Stamp Annie Thing, Our Lil' Peanut. The eyes are from Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-136 Large Bear Facial Features.

The challenge closes on May 14, so there is still a little time to join! Have a great day-

It is your day!

Happy Mother's Day! I have a card to share today that could be for a good friend. This is a slider card that is at the Silhouette online store, Card Kit Flower Pot by Lorie Whitlock. Super easy card to assemble and I love the design. The flowers remind me of my mom as she enjoyed gardening and had blue flowers on her patio. I added buttons for the centers and sentiment stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-206 Female Floating Frog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chirp Up

Hello! I was SO thrilled to spot that the Silhouette's Blog will be hosting a Weekly Shape Challenge  I think it will be a lot of fun to see the projects created with their selected shape. For this week, make a project with Banners Set of Six by Kate Garfield.  For this card, I made one of the banners large and used a segment of the bird banner.  These birds seem like they have some good advise to share.  I selected "Chirp Up" from Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-196 Bird Sentiments.

I can't wait until next Friday to see the shape for next week!

Monday, May 6, 2013

My Barnyard of Cards

Happy Monday! There is a shaped card challenge at the Peachy Keen Connection.  I enjoy making shaped cards so this seemed fun to me.  I wanted to see what the face stamps from the new May PKSC-17 would look like on die cut shapes.  These animals are from the Silhouette Online Store, Animal Set by Rivka Wilkins.  To make the cards, I welded the shapes together to make a base. For the next step, I made a shadow and then welded two shadow shapes near the side to make the card.

The sentiments are from the PKSC-17 set too. Be sure to make your card by May 8 and link at the Peachy Keen Connection.  A random entry will win a twenty five dollar gift certificate at the Peachy Keen Store!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Little Girl

Here is my last post today! I was super busy last night, but had a lot of fun.  Echo Park saved the best challenge for last. Challenge #4, 10x the love, create a layout that includes 10 of something.  WOW, that  freaked me out! Ten of something? My solution was to make a banner with "10 flags". (totally inspired by Echo Park's logo for their NSD event)  Here is my sweetie pie niece Parker. The paper I used is from Echo Park's Little Girl and I love the bright and fun colors in this collection.

Pattern Paper- Echo Park Little Girl
Cardstock- Coredinations
Flower- Prima
buttons- Studio G
Doily- Wilton
Twine- The Twinery Pink Sorbet
Banner die cut- Cricut April Showers, 2 in
Frame- Cricut Fancy Frames
Tab Punch- Fiskars
Cuttlebug folder- Seeing Spots

A Sweetheart

Hello... again! Here is my second project for National Scrapbook day.  Echo Park's Challenge #2, Layout of Love Contest.  My sister just gave me these photos of her cutie so this challenge is perfect timing for me.  I used the This & That Graceful collection for this page. Love all the extras in this collection and just added some buttons and twine from my stash. Miss Dylan is a sweetheart!

Echo Park Paper- This & That Graceful
Frame- Cricut Lovely Floral

A Perfect Day

Hello! This is an exciting weekend in the oaper crafting world... National Scrapbook day! This year (well my friend Teresa MADE ME) I played along at Echo Park's Challenges.  Here is my first project, Challenge #1. The theme  is to make a Summer Card. The paper  and stickers for this card are from the  Echo Parks.A Boy's Life collection.

Papers- Echo Park, A Boy's Life
Kite and Sentiment- Echo Park, A Boys Life
Cloud and Sun- Cricut Pop-up Neighborhood, 2 in.
Twine-The Twinery, Blossom

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps May Sneak Peek

Welcome! It is sneak peek time at Peachy Keen Stamps. I made this gift tag with stamps from the new May 2013 set. I stamped the piggy on pink paper and added some chalk and white gel pen for highlights.  Like most of the Peachy Keen Collection, you can select the faces to create a unique look for your project.

And here is another sneak... my "beach baby" card was made with one of the add on sets, PK-209 Life is Good Babies. Isn't she TOO CUTE!

Be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Blog this week to see more of these new stamps.