Sunday, November 27, 2011

PK Challenge with Paper Piecing

 Good morning my crafty friends

OK - I have to say I love this wall hanging
I usually make cards - so needless to say I have a ton of them uncertain when and if I will ever use them.
So I have been on a mission to create projects that will actually be used.
So when I saw the latest PK Challenge - out of the corner of my eyes I saw my latest Market Street Purchased - MSS - 14 Enjoy Today.  EUREKA! I really strive to enjoy each day but ahhh life has a way of getting in my way sometimes. Those who know me well, know I love coffee, hot chocolate, or a hot cup of tea mostly when it is cold and dismal outside.
So that is where the inspiration for this project came from.
I had to play with the paper piecing. I cut out 3 or 4 cups. kept playing with it and then like magic it finally came together in a way that suited me. The plate has a beehive pattern to it - it is from  K& Company. Everything is better with a little honey in it. I colored the liquid with my Staples permanent marker in a soft brown - lots of cream for me. The rim and the coffee cup handle - scraps. I went along the edge of the plate with my Gelly Brown pen. Twine from the Twinery Ink - Stampin' Up & Memento. I painted a cardboard with Delta Ceramcoat Dark Brown The paper strips and the rectangle that I stamped the sentiment on were cut from one 8X8 piece of DCWV paper - the Natural Stack. The rest of the paper came from my scrap drawer. If you go to the end of this post you will see a picture of this project hanging in my Kitchen. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PK Challenge - Recipe holder

Peachy Keen Challenge 

I used the PK Lorie and AL Gingerbread Set
I colored her with My Prisma Markers 
Stickles on the hat 
Then blended with my Stampin' Up Marker
The pot holders were colored with 
Martha Steward Markers & I also used one of  her punches 
Papers, Buttons, & ribbon unknown source 
I paper pieced the bowl - Ahhh I love that and also the entire 
recipe holder
I am going to copy my mom's recipe for Biscochitos 
a traditional New Mexican cookie
to give out to some special people in my life.

 Recycling 
One of my Goals - is to organize my supplies in my craft room
I also am attempting to do some mix-media projects
Yet again Raven inspired
So I need a container to place my acrylic paints in
I took an old Bailey's Tin
and covered it with a an old cereal box painted with 
Golden Brown craft smart acrylic paint 
Then I drew the heart with the wings freehand
I love hearts and Angels 
Why you ask - I have no idea it just is what it is.
Enjoy the Journey - From Pink By Design 
The rest came came together using Jim Holtz' Material 
Distress Ink 
Adage Tickets 
Stamp set - Visual Artistry 
 The wing were colored with paint and I also 
used my American Crafts Metallic Marker 
I love how it turned out - hope you do as well
       All my crafty friends 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Blog Picture


New Blog Picture 
Colored with Staples Permanent Markers
Silver Stickles 
The stamp is from Inkadinkado
 The wings from Jim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection 
Stamped with Memento Black 
I added some color to the wings
Grey Staples permanent marker

I keep playing with my blog and I really like the latest changes 
Hope you all do as well.
Let me know 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge - Episode 270

Almost 12:30 here in NM
What I am still doing up? 
Ahh well I am participate in My Creative Time's challenge, 
where those of us who participate have a "Golden opportunity" to qualify to 
win Emma's  ENTIRE latest release ! 
Emma said, "This is probably the BEST release to date!"
The youngest of my 3 princess is turning 3 now in December
So Grandma wanted to make her a card that she would love.
She is a bling princess and you can just call her 
THUNDER!
It is her new nick name. Yes!  She is a hoot!
She love sparkles and tulle and everything girly. 
I used scraps 
Purple Stickles 
White Opal Liguid Pearls 
The happy bday paper and Die cut is from me & my Big ideas 
Birthday paper pack 
Well it is off to bed for me
Night everyone - hope you like this project made with love
for my Mikaylah 
Hugs 
Percilla



Saturday, November 12, 2011


 Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 64

Yes, yes, yes it is only suppose to be autumn but it sure feels like 
winter here in NM
So that is how this project came to be
Not sure yet if it will be on a card or a wall hanging.
Yet again I used Jim Holz Grungeboard 
Painted with Pale blue Craft Smart Acrylic paint 
I used the Lacy Label cartridge to look like a ice skating rink
I created a snowy effect with Martha Steward's tinsel glitter
I colored the penguins with Prisma color pencil 
blended with Stamin' up blender pen 
and also used staples permanent markers 
Ribbons from an unknown source 
Rhinestones - Recollections with a dot of 
Liquid Pearls baby blue 
Well Guys I hope you like it 



Skr 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge 
**CREEPY CUTE**
 I Used PK's Mini Ghost, Basic Paper Doll Faces (eyes & noses), 
Studio G clear stamps, & Market Street's Background 
stamp Gingham 
Wow, 4 stamp sets on one card !
The lines were created with my brown Gelly Pen 
 mouths on the word boo - pink Gelly Pen 
The stamp on the upper right corner was stamped with Memento Cantaloupe 
and then the clouds - white Gelly pen 
outlined with my Staples permanent marker . 
The bat was colored with black Gelly pen 
Lots of stamps and gelly coloring on this one 
Pumpkin colored with prisma color pencils and blended 
with Stampin' Up! Blending pen
The charcoal gray ribbon is from American Crafts 
Paper - DCWV Textured Neutral Card stock, 
Pressed Petal - Coffee talk Solids 
and from an unknown source
The letters - MakingMemories 
Rhinestones from the $1.00 bins at Michael's

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall is in the air

The image is from Simply Betty
Isn't she the cutest
I colored her with prisma color pencils and Martha Steward
permanent markers 
The leaves - Cricut's Potpourri Basket 
Paper - scraps 
Orange twine - The twinery
Yellow twine We R Memory Keepers
Stickles - Cinnamon, yellow, & orange
Rangers' Liquid Pearls Bisque 
Pk - Boy Mates Face Assortment 
Letters - MakingMemories: Brown sch house
And to think I took this pic at night
I am so excited that I finally purchased a Ottlite 
$18.00 at Costco 
Eventually I will need to break down and buy a new camera
My pictures are always skewed - AHHHHHHH 
Hope you like this card celebrating Fall 
although it feels like winter as of lately here in NM
Hugs
Percilla 

MS Paint the Town Color Challenge

Market Street Paint the Town Color Challenge 
The base is Jim Holtz Grungeboard 
Painted with Craftsmart Acrylic paint
1st coat Purple and then a top coat with Orchid
The butterfly paper is free artist paper 
from Stampers' Sampler Take Ten Summer 2011 issue 
All of the ribbons are from American Crafts 
Butterfly Recollection 
Embellishments - unknown source 
and of course stamped with Market Street Simple Joys
Just in case you missed it the stamp is actually
me + you = / I moved the equal sign to the front 
Not sure if this will be a wall hanging or the front of a card at 
this point. 
Hope you all like it.
Please feel free to leave me comments
Hugs 
Percilla 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

This Halloween wall hanging was made for my daughter 
Raven 
It is totally Halloween with a little day of the Dead skelton 
Hope you like it 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Winner for Raven's Birthday Blog


Here is the winner for Raven's Birthday Blog

Kemma was selected by Random Numbers.org


Kemma said...
Nice card, and a really lovely wall hanging!
It's really nice


Please send me your information at perderg{at}q{dot}com so I can get your candy out you in the next several days.
This was my first blog and I hope that I will be invited to participate in more in the near future.
I loved reading each and every comment.
Hugs to all
Percilla


Monday, October 31, 2011

Project for Peachy Keen Challenge
More infor as to how this card came to be
But I don't want to miss the deadline so please bear with me 
Hugs 
Percilla

Ok, I am guilty -
I buy stamps and they sit there without being inked for ahhh
months, and sometimes over a year.
So when I saw that I only had 57 minutes to link up for this challenge
I decided that I would use PK's 280
Valentines Sweets - Yes this is the first time I use this stamp set !
I couldn't tell you when I purchased it.
FYI - I went back with my ATG gun and glued
down the brown metallic paper (unknown source)
The pink polk dotted paper - SK&Company Sweet Nectar
The pink paper is from one of my favorite paperstacks -
DCWV Safari Kids
I used Martha Steward punch on the sentiment rectangle
And on the edge of the circle and then placed twine in the holes
I love the way that turned out.
Cheeks - Stampin up pastel chalk
Flower - Recollection
Twine - The Twinery
Pink ribbon unknown source
Oh yeah and yes I do love to place PK faces on circles
and then place them on flowers
On this one I embossed the circle and
then went over the x's with my pink gell marker

Well this card only took me about 20 minutes or so 
I think it turned out really well
Hope you like it 



Ok everyone you have a couple more hours to comment and be a follower 
for a chance to win my candy for Raven's Birthday Blog.

Here are a couple more cards that I made 


Friday, October 28, 2011

Ravens Birthday Halloween Blog hop October 28-31


Thank you so much for joining us for
Raven is 30
Oh how the time flies.
It seems like yesterday she was my baby girl and now 
she is a wife and a mom of 4.
Here is a wall hanging that I did for her 


Here is her Birthday card  

If you've just come from Ruthie's AMAZING blog
 then you
are hopping along just fine. 
 If not, make sure you start at the beginning
over at Raven's Blog so you don't
miss a single chance to win one of two fun prizes up for grabs!  
You'll have until Monday night to complete the hop!
I look forward to reading your comments 
& I have blog candy 
A brand new cricut lite cartridge: B for Boys 
To be entered to win 
1) Please become a follower 
2) Leave a comment 
3) Go by and wish Raven a happy birthday 

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way!

The following is what you could win from me Plus a few other goodies


Friday, October 21, 2011

I love Market Street Stamps
Here are two birthday cards in honor of their 1 year anniversary            
I figure some flan would be a perfect dessert for this Bday Party
MSS - Bit of Burlap inked with Vivid Purple & Bilingual Set BFF inked with Stampin' Up Rose Red  
Celebrate - Me & My Big Ideas Celebrate paper pad with die cuts. I went around the edge with liquid Pearls in Petal Pink and used White opal over the brown dots and alone the circle as well. 

I colored the plate with Staples metallic markers 
Pink paper - DCWV Safari Kids cardstock Matstack 
I decorated the frosting with squiggles with my white Gell Roll Pen / Rhinestones - K&Company /Twine - Twinery / Ribbon - unknown sources

2nd BDay card
MSS - Follow you Heart 
Paper piecing on the tail, wings, beaking and body with paper scraps 
Letters and the sentiment from the Celebrate paper pack mentioned earlier 
I love that branch 
I stamped it with choc chip (Stampin'Up) and then I went over it with Rangers Cinnamon Stickles 
Flowers - DoveCraft Tea House Cupcakes set 
Hat - K&Company
Twine - We R MemoryKeepers 
Ribbon - unknown sources

I hope you all like what I created 
Angelica, Jorge and everyone at  Market Street Stamps  - thanks for everything 
Hugs, Percilla 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 62Here are the I material used on this card

Orange Metallic paper - DCWV Safari kids
Brown paper - Bazzill Preppie
Scraps for the rest of the card
Ribbon - Offay
Speech bubble - Paper Shaper
Yellow strip - cut with Martha Steward punch
Stitching done with permanent Sharpie Marker
Last and definitely not least
PK's You are my sunshine 
and of course orange and yellow stickles 
I guess I must be in a autumn kind of mood
considering the colors I selected for this card


Friday, October 14, 2011

Crafty SproutChallenge: 
Red, Green, Black 

Green Paper - We R Memory Keepers (Halloween) 
Red Paper - DCWV Safari Kids 
Silver Stickles & Liquid Pearls 
Sentiment - Posh Rubber Stamps
With pop dots underneath
I have had this stamp forever and never used it!
Martha Steward's paper punches with her wasabi Green on the dots 
Cardridges - Forever Young & Lacy Label 

This can be a card or a wall hanging 
Hope you like it as much as I do!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


The image is from Simply Betty
Isn't she the cutest
I colored her with prisma color pencils and Martha Steward
permanent markers 
The leaves - Cricut's Potpourri Basket 
Paper - scraps 
Orange twine - The twinery
Yellow twine We R Memory Keepers
Stickles - Cinnamon, yellow, & orange
In the center of the flower
A dot of Rangers' Liquid Pearls Bisque 
Pk - Boy Mates Face Assortment 
Happy fall to you all
Hugs
Percilla 


Monday, October 10, 2011

Market Streets latest color combo challenge

My daughter and I just received our latest 
Market Streets bundle she got 2 and I got the remaining 3 
And of course we were both regretting not each buying 
the stamps the other one got.

The Ecru looks a little more yellow than I'd like
other than that I think the other colors worked out OK.
 I went in a whole different direction with this one.

I hope you like my take on this challenge. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I used my Market Street Stamp 
Compass
Paper unknown source 
Pink Liquid pearls 
for the dots and the heart 
Speech Bubble - Paper shapers 
Cotton Candy twine
and 
White Gell roll pen 
I think the sentiment goes perfect 
with this set let me know what you think
Feeling a little under the weather 
so I am off to take a nap 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 61

With a twist - twine or floss
So here it is 



I included three pictures so you can see the details 
Material used
Twine -  From the twinery
Cricut's Happy Haunting - Words 
I had orginally rubbed the words Trick-O'- Treat 
But it didn't show up so 
Ahhh - well like my daughter always says there are no 
mistakes in scrapbooking 
Then I went over the line streaming from 
the rub-on with black stickles 
The circle was cut with a punch and 
I went over it with yellow stickles and then 
after it dried I went over it again with orange stickle
BasicGrey - Rub-Ons 
I really like the way it turned out 
Especially the moon
Happy Halloween Everyone


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Once again I received the  honor of 
being in the top three for their last challenge 
Yahoo
I think that is pretty cool

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Here to celebrating Sunshine 
I just got my latest Market Street Background stamps.
They had a great sale this weekend.
My latest thing is to use the background stamp and then use it again
If I were to do this again, I would slanted one of the layers
MK - Cane Background stamp
Stampin up - Chocolate chip
& Memento Cantalope
Branch -Warble from Dear Lizzy + American Crafts
in Memento Cottage Ivy
& Sentiment from the same set 
Chocolate Chip 
Flower - Recollections Boutiue Fleur 
PK Face - Boys Mates 1 1/8
Michael's Rhinestone Flower 
The Flowers on the bottom
TumbleBeasts stickers
It was a border Stamp that I cut to fit on the 
bottom of this card
Hair cut with a the same circle punch 
I used for the face
I used my staples permanent marker
on the hair 
Let me know what you all think.
Ribbon - unknown source


Wednesday, September 21, 2011


When I saw this Challenge at Scrapalicious USA
I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use
Inkadinkado's "kids quotes"
The Kiss is from PSA essentials Frenchie set 
Stamped with Memento's Lady bug and I used
some red Stickles to add a little bling
Paper -unknown source
Letters - MakingMemories tara
Hope you all like it!
SWAK for all of you 
Hugs - Percilla 


Monday, September 19, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 60

PK - Karoke Birthday Set  
Pink By Design's Cupcakes
Hot Off the Press Stamped Stitches 
Balloon - Hero Arts CL299
Memento's Grape Jelly and Lilac Posies 
Stampin up chalk
Stampabilities Lace Tape 
Staples permanent Markers 
Twinery twine 
This a last minute project 
I have been super busy with work
But the PK Stamp set up for grabs, is such a great one, 
I just had to enter. 
In addition one of my student's Birthday is tomorrow.
I figured I could come up with something.
She is a 8 yr old and she told her mom,
"I want to have a sleepover and invite Ms. G."
How cute is that? 
Ahh it is wonderful when your students adore you! 


Thursday, September 1, 2011


My Creative Time Cricutless Challenge 
Using Purple, Orange, Green, & Black
I used My Teacher Rocks!
from  My Creative Time
 I was lucky enought to win this stamp set a while ago.
I love it!
Maybe since, I am a teacher
Paper - the Grade School stack (DCWV)
 Perfect for this card
Most of the colors were already there
Only the purple was missing
Thus the purple ribbon (unknown source)
Twine - the Twinery 
Along the edge of the card Memento's Tangelo & Cantalope
Oh there seems to be a kink in the ribbon 
but nope not sure why it looks like that in the pic.
I think I need to break down and get a new camera.





Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Let's Face it Friday - Our Furry Friends

PK Everyday Character Faces Parts 
Was the first set I received as a gift from my daughter. 
I have maybe used it once before. Ahh shame on me
Material Used 
Cartridge - Animal Kingdom
Paper - scraps 
Background paper - Debbie Mumm -  Travel
I used Mementos Pear tart along the outer edge of the card 
Love how that part turned out 
Brown Permanent Staples marker for detailing
Pop-up dots
As for the inside
I could write - Ohhhh that is how you make me feel
Hey it could still happen!!!! 
or for a birthday - I hope you have a roaring great Birthday.
I love that PK face - It was perfect for this project 
Hope you all like it. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 59 + a TWIST!


OMG - I love how this card came together 
The stamp is of course from Peachy Keen's 
Mark & Sharen Love Frogs
I colored them with my Staples permanent markers
Red stickles on the frogs clothing and pink buttons
Petal Pink Liquid Pearls on her hat
Yellow stickles on his crown
I cut the bamboo from 
Life is a Beach
The lily pad was from an oval 
on the Sweetheart cartridge 
I am really trying to use my cricut machine these days.
Went over the flowery portion with 
Momentos green ink
And then used yellow stickles on the branches 
and the orange buttons 
Bobunny paper - Vicky B. Collection
Let me know what you think 
Hope you are having a great day 
And not anywhere near Irene 



Market Street - Sketch Challenge 5

Yeah I know Brown on brown on brown
I believe this is the first time I use MSS Woodgrain
Ink - Stampin' Up - Chocolate brown
I inked the edges to make it blend
together better.
The ribbon is from a kit I purchased at Tuesday Monday
Sorry I am not sure of the company
Twine - We R Memory keepers
Of of all the cards I have made for the
Market Street Challenges
This is my favorite project so far.
Let me know what you think
I LOVE Comments !!!


Market Street Block Party

OK here is a little something that I created for MSS Block Party 
Oh, it feels so good to create again!
School is back in session and I have been stressed out 
with a billion things to do - so no scrappin'
Here is just one of the items that I have created in the last 
several days.
The card came to be because I wanted to use 
the Living Life Sticker from K&Company (Americana)
I stamped the MSS Grungy Border with Memento's Danube Blue 
and then did the edge with Memento's Lady Bug Red 
I then stamped the Words from MSS 
Simple Joys in Lady Bug Red 
Then went over them again with a
Staple's permanent red marker 
Then hooked them together with the marker
and used my white Gelly marker 
 Twine is from the Twinery
Pretty cute if I say so myself
Hope you like it

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Coffee Shaker Card

First Shaker Card

Now You might be able to figure out how to do 
a Shaker card on your own 
But it helps if you watch Erika's Video 

Cartridge- From My Kitchen 
Sentiment - TPC Studio Coffee Cafe 
Peachy Keen face Wide Eyed Kid 1 1/8 
White Gelly Roll
Cheeks - Stampin' up chalk 
Mouth - Staples Permanent Markers 
Paper - Pressed Petal Casina & Antique Attic Solids
Michael's Rhinestones
And Coffee Beans from the Maui Coffee Co.
I called Raven and asked  "Do you have any thing to put in the middle?"
She said "Mom you have something that you can use." 
Then listed a number of things 
That is when the idea to use coffee beans came from.
I knew where to find those: LOL 
I have never used this cartridge and I really wanted to use 
the Kitchen paper 
Hope you all like it as much as I do 


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Scrapalicious USA Challenge 13

I went into my scrap drawer to I see what I had.
I picked strips that seemed to go together. 
I used Memento Cantaloupe on the edge of the card, 
And then around each strip. 
I went around the background paper with a 
orange permanent Staples marker. 
The background paper is from one my my favorites 
Safari Kids Cardstock Matstack. 
Believe - heidi grace clear words stickers 
Twine - the Twinery 
I really like the clean lines 
and how the colors all came together
hope you do as well 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge

I have to say, I would never of imagined putting these  
three colors together - but I love the way they
All came together
Paper from my stash
Flowers - Recollections Boutique Fleur 
Brads - Scrapabilities
Chalk - Stampin' Up 
PK's - Boy Mates 1 1/8
Sentiment Pk's Mark & Sharon Love Frogs 
I absolutely Love That Face!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Market Street - Sketch Challenge 4

Well I just got back from a great vacation
in Vegas with my BF & her husband.
I wanted to send them a
Thank you card
Not only for a wonderful time, but also for the
Keurig Coffee Maker that they gave me!
Fabulous Cup of Coffee
I used Market Street’s (MS) Paisley stamped with
Studio G’s white pigment ink
The Sentiment stamp Simple Joy (MS) Stamped
with Memento Tuxedo Black
Twine from the Twinery
MakingMemories – Self-adhesive black & white Fabric Tape
Paper from my stash
In various shades of grey
Red Stickles on the hearts
Black stars from White Blossom
And of course all put together with my ATG Gun.
 2nd Card - this was made first 
but soon realized that I had missed the 
various layers so I then made the one that is on top 
I realized that I didn’t see that there were several layers
I used many of the items on the first card I shared with you
And the following items as well
The Purple paper – Stampin’ Up
Adhesive Gems – K&Company
Hearts colored in with Staple’s Metallic pens
Hope you like it as much as I do!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

1st Wiper Card


I actually did this watching Erika's (CricutLove) video
It's for my grandson's birthday 
I think this is such a cool idea
You could do so much with it 
Will U? - and out pops Marry me
and so on and so forth.
Love the idea of a little suprise 
I used Me&My Big Ideas 
Birthday Paper Pad with die-cuts 
The BDay hat - K&Company
Ribbon - Offray