Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Another Peachy Keen challange- Get well Pauline

This card was for a co-worker who was in a car accident and out of work for a week.  Peachy keen had a challenge to pop up an image. So I incorporated them both.  But I forgot to link up in time.  Silly me.   I used my gypsy to design the card and I Preserves for the fruit and the bowel came from "From My Kitchen".  I finally purchased the Cri-Kits gel pens. Once I got it going it was great.  I didn't have to get on my computer to print out the sentiment.  I just designed on my gyspy and swapped out the blade for the gel pens.  Easy Breezy.  I popped the fruit up from the bowel and I'm actually proud of myself for using patterned paper.  I really like the pear.  Trying to break free.  lol  thanks for looking.  I used the negative from the peach to make a stencil for the background of the card and I use glimmer mist spray to show the peach.  And of course my Peachy Keen stamps.  Everyday characters I believe.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My First Diaper Cake

I've only seen one diaper cake in person and that was at my own baby shower almost 10 years ago.  They are so nice and creative I don't know why I haven't seen more of them.  But anyway my cousin is having her first baby and her shower was on Saturday.  I wanted to make something special for her and I thought of the diaper cake.  Funny thing is her dad and my dad are twin brothers.  And she picked the same name for her son as for mine.  Spelled differently.  Mine is spelled Jaden, and her's is spelled Jai'din.  funny I think the twins brothers from out of 10 kids with boys named the same. 

I got the polka dot diapers from Target and the colors were perfect for a boy.  I used polka dots for the theme of the diaper cake and for my also first exploding box.  I used two packs of the size 2 diapers and for the inside of the "cake" is  a bottle of sparkling Apple Cider and one paper towel tube cut down to add the last top layer.  The one thing that was a challenge for me was finding ribbon.  All the ribbon I could find was too narrow.  I actually went to four stores to find the right ribbon.  I knew Michael's would have it but not that close to me anymore, but they had polka dots and a baby boy wide ribbon.  I was happy with it.  

I got some curly ribbon from the dollar store for the bottom of the cake. I can't take credit for the idea. I would have done lace but glad I didn't. I think this looks a lot better. I got the idea from someone on the cricut message board. I finished to top off with an exploding box. This was my first one and I had a bit of a time with it.
I haven't used my Imagine a whole lot but when I thought I was finished I knew I needed something else.  So I went to Nursery Tails and printed two images It's a boy scallop circle and the pretty dear.  I printed two of each image for the front and back and glued to a lolly pop stick. I had to flip the dear image so it would match front to back.

 I carried the polka dot theme into the exploding box. I used two people's directions one from Scorpal and one from another site. Sorry I can't remember the ladies site name.  I used poster board for the frame of the box.  I didn't have any heavy card stock and someone recommend to use that.   I painted the box brown.  The elephant on the top was a pre cut die  I purchased when I first started scrappbooking.  I embossed the elephant with the circle embossing plate from cuttlebug.  The elephant was light blue but I inked it with blue and brown  ink. Then I glazed it.

 Out of the tons of paper I have I didn't have any really cute baby paper.  I ran to Walmart the day before the gift was due but couldn't find anything I was pleased with.  So I just used what I had.  I was pleased with how it turned out. I have two little tags for notes and used some baby stickers to keep with the baby boy theme.

 I added a cute little stuffed frog holding the exploding box.  I used two more images from Nursery Tails for two sides of the box top.  The imagine really came through for me on this project when I needed something quick to add the final little touches and I didn't have to find paper etc to finish the look.
Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Peachy Keen LFIF Mother's Day Challenge

This is my 2nd Peachy Keen Challenge.  The Challenge is for Mother's Day and to use a Peachy Keen face stamp.  This is actually a Mother's Day gift for one of my Mom's friend.  The picture was taken at my very first Mother and Daughter Tea. I took this picture of my mom and one of her best friends.  Since my mother's passing in early 2010 I no longer have her to make Mother's Days gifts for anymore. This picture was used in funeral program and I told her friend that I would give her a copy of it.  Beinging the crafter that I am I couldn't just giver her a plain old picture.  So this challenge was just what I needed .  Working on this frame probably was the most I looked at her picture since her passing.

I used an acrylic frame for the first time.  The butterfly is from Storybook and I cut the frame from a stock image from the cricut Imagine. I used bling - which was kind of a pain to use.  But I love how it looks. I forgot where the lacy frame came from a Cricut cart though.  The butterfly was cut out of DCWV glitter stack and I layered it and poped it up.  I used Tatter Angels spray for the frame I felt like it needed a little kick of something.  You probably can't see it but it has a gold sheen to it.

I did vinyl for the flower.  It came from the    Tinker Bell cartridge.  I used Provebs. 31 - The Virtrious Women Scripture.  And of course two pink flowers with Peachy Keen face stamps.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Peachy Keen Tuesday Sketch Challenge

This is my very first challenge I have ever entered.  This is for the Tuesday sketch challenge by Peachy Keen.
  The card is 4 3/4 X 8 1/5. The bride and groom along with the pillow and rings are from the Wedding cart.  The flower behind the bride and groom is from Home Accents.  I used Martha Stewart glitter and cut out in chipboard.  The bride and groom was cut from glitter paper that purchase loose from AC Moore.  I used stickles for the diamond.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Math Month Prize Donations

April is Math Month at my kids school.  They asked for donations of prizes for the kids and teachers.  I went to the dollar store grabbed water bottles and two journals.  I finally got to use my  Create a Critter cartridge.  I used it for the money bottle and the panda pride bottle.  Tinker Bell cart and Cindy Loo.

I used Forever Young  and the flourishes are from  The heart is from a cricut cart.  Sorry I don't remember the name.

Old Peachy Keen challenges

These are two Peachy Keen challenges cards that I made.  I went through their archive to find some ideas a couple of weeks ago.  I haven't posted to a challenge yet but am really enjoying do them.  I have brought my card creating level up notches.  Even my 18 year old has noticed a change in my cards.  This is a birthday card. I used standard 5x7 pre-scored card. Cuttlebug embossing folders. Stickles for the flower and bling for the middle.  Stamped sentiment  and stamped flower that I cut out and chalked. Friskars punch,  this was the first time I did a boarder with punches.  I've had this punch for years but barely used it.  Until I saw the challenges from Peachy Keen and viol la.

This was a monochromatic twist challenge from Peachy Keen.  What I love best about this card is that I used scraps.  Since I have tons of it I'm always trying to use them instead of using a fresh sheet of paper if possible.  I made this a Mother's Day card.  My monochromatic color...  Pink of course.  My favorite color.  I used Joann's glitter for the flowers. The paper is Anna Griffin.  One of my very first card making sets I bought.  Umm....years ago. I traced the leaves with Surka??? gel pens.  Love those pens.  Works every time. Pink ribbon and glitter around sentiment.  Sentiment cutout from Cricut cart.

This challenge I actually meant to post.  The next day at work I realize I missed the deadline.  Would've have been my first actual challenge.  I'll have to wait till next time.  This would have been a two for one.  I made this card for a co-worker who just had her very first grandchild.  As you can see it was a girl!  The challenge for this was to use stitching somewhere in the card.  The Oneise idea came from someone on the Cricut board that made a Oneise with a tutu on it. (Sorry I don't remember who it was to give credit to.)   I also used a Peachy Keen stamp for this challenge. The oneise is from New Arrival.  The scallop cut out is Spellbinders. I chalked the sentiment.  I don't think it showed up very well in the picture.  My co-worker just loved the card.  Thanks for looking.  Please don't forget to leave a comment if you enjoyed my challenge cards.

Wedding Ring Wedding Card

This is a wedding card I created for a craft show I'm doing.  I used a standard 5x7 pre-scored card.  I choose the light blue card because it was my parents wedding colors.  I used the Wedding cart and gypsy to get the rings in the middle and full size of the card.  I wove white ribbon through the rings. Stickles for the diamond accents. Dove with Martha Stewart glitter. I don't remember the what cart the dove came from.  Thanks for looking. This is my very first post on my new blog.  Please feel free to leave comments and follow for more projects and cards to come.