Sunday, November 11, 2012

PK Tag Challenge

I went over the tag with Tim Holtz Ink: Festive Berries & iced spruce 
The trim is Recollection Crafting Tape. 
The sentiment and evergreen was stamped with Memento Ink 
I colored this cute PK reindeer with my copics.
Oh how did I ever do anything without them!

PK challenge - with a little snow

Peachy Keen Challenge was to use snow somewhere.

The snow is up on top. 
 I colored this cute PK elves with my copics.
Glitter - Stickles 
Paper - unknown soource

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

PK Color Challenge

YES - my newest PK stamp packages arrived on Monday 
so I got to use them on this latest challenge

I colored this cute little birds with my copic markers
The Branch is from Market Street Stamp set - Follow Your Heart
The paper is from Me & My Big Ideas paper pack 

Nothing too fancy but when you are on a deadline - well ......

Monday, October 8, 2012

Peachy Keen October Challenge #2

This challenge was special to me since my baby: Raven,  came up with it.

I used some of the  Peachy Keen September Stamp of the month stamps 

The red paper was in my scrap file box 
It was cut with a Martha Steward punch
I colored the ends with my staples permenent Marker 
Stamped with Memento Ink 
The Witch was blinged out with Stampin Up Smoosh
I used scraps for the bottom layer
Coloring - Copic Markers 
Twinery twine 
We R Memory Keepers Halloween Paper 

PK October Challenge 1, 2, 3

3 Buttons, 2 pattern papers, 1 Ribbon

Here is my take on this challenge
I actually used some of my Echo paper:
Note to Self

Those little cuties were colored with my copics
I won them a well back from Peachy Keen - Thank You Dolls PK - 124
Aren't they the cutest?

I used some Time Holtz Distressing ink on the card 
& some Liquid pearl on her dress
Ribbon - My Mind's Eye

Monday, October 1, 2012

Challenge 37 :: A Sketch

 For this challenge I decided to go with a fall theme.

I colored several of these owls for a PK challenge that I missed the deadline for.
She is Smartie the Owl  PK-126
I colored her with my copics and then went over parts of it with my yellow stickles 
The circles where cut with my Spellbinders - Big Scalloped Circles Large.
On the lighter brown circle, I used my permanent marker to make it pop and then 
used my copic marker and yellow stickles.

The circles where cut with My Marvy punch 
 I went over some of them with my yellow stickles 
Twine - the Twinery 
Ribbon - American Craft. 
The papers all came from my scrap box. 
Gems - Recollections 

Now I have to decide who to send it to.
I make cards for challenges and then they just sit in a box to be used one day.
I have decided to stop doing that.
I know I love getting snail mail 
It makes me feel special knowing that someone thought about me
and went out of their way to mail me a letter or a card. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

PK Candle Challenge

This was so easy to put together
I had the glass candle container which just needed to be cleaned.
I used the latest stamp of the month set
I used my copics to color each piece
The ribbon is from American Craft 
Twine from the Twinery 
Hope you like it as much as I do.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

PK Anything Goes 9/5/2012

My Favorite picture of my parents  
during a barbecue at their house years ago and during happier times. 
Unfortunately my dad is not longer with us. 

When My mom saw this - she asked where did you get that picture,
and is this page for me? That is the highest praise ever !

Material Used:
PK July Stamp of the month 
DCWV Songbird Stack - I cut out the bird house from this set as well
Stampin' Up - Butterfly  
Melody Ross - Die Cut Borders 
The Twinery - Twine 
Art C - suede border & Green twine 
Recollections - Gems
My Mind's Eye - Journaling Card
Button's Galore - Buttons 
Tee shirts colored with copic markers
Border punch - unknown source

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

PK Challenge 31: 3D Objects - Box it up

I loved this challenge
This little wooden box was picked up at Michael's for 25 cents.
I love clearance bins
The top was missing but as soon as I saw it, 
I knew it would be perfect for this latest challenge.
Yesterday my 3 yr old granddaugher stayed home from Preschool 
and when she saw it she smiled and asked is this mine Grandma?
Ahhh - This is one of the reasons why I love scrapbooking.
I need to see about getting more of this boxes so I can make several more
Seeing that I have 2 daughters and 6 grand kids.

This is what went into making this little project:
When I got home, I pulled out my peachy keen stamps look for something that would fit. 
And this little mouse from the PK-281 Valentine Cupids was the perfect size. 
I painted the box with Ceramcoat acrylic Think Pink1paint 
The roof was cut from some Styrofoam I had laying around the house.
The Ribbon was the perfect size - I love when that happens.
The mouse was colored with my Copic Markers
The hearts in the back were stamped and cut using 
My Creative Times 100% Sweetness set that includes a heart die 
The paper was purchased at Ross - 
Pressed Petals For All Seasons Open Stock
Gems - K&Company 
Stickers - unknown source
Spellbinders Ribbon Banner 
Behind the mouse and the hearts I also used more Styrofoam 

 I love how this turned out
Hope you do as well 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge - Pop up card

I saw this stamp from the latest PK Stamp of the month club 
and I had a million ideas of how to use it.
Nothing too fancy here but it is for a man 
and I do struggle to make cards for men
OK so her is my confession I don't currently have a man to give this to.
However, there is this believe system that 
if you act as if something is already yours it will be.
Who knows this card might do the trick !

Material :
Stamps: PK's July & Hero Arts
K&Company - Page tab & solid color paper
Lawn Fawn - Chevron Grey paper
Ribbon - American Craft 
Floss - We R Memory Keepers 
Buttons Galore 
Stickers - Love Elsie 
Liquid Pearls - Key Lime & Peacock 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Peachy Challenge 29 - Color inspiration

When I saw the colors for this challenge, I though of using the PK's Gnome set. 
Which I did use for the tree truck and the grass. I eventually decide to use PK's Kiss Me Leprechaun.
 I also used Market Street's background stamp on the tree trunk.
 I colored my little leprechaun with my copics. 
I love this colors combination.
Paper - DCWV's card block and K&Company solid mat pad.
Ribbon - American Carft
Twinery twine
Gems - Recollections

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps August Release Challenge #2

OK, here is why. It just seemed like one mistake after another.
And as always I could hear my daughter telling me
"You can never make a mistake when scrap booking."
So I just kept working on it.

In the end, I was happy with it. 
The inside is blank. I think it can be used for a number of 
different occasions 

The flower pot of course is from PK's March stamp of the month. 
Flowers - Stampendous
Card K&Company
Kaisercraft Lavendar Pearls 
Liquid Pearl 
Copic Markers - 2 of the flowers were paper pieced
I colored them and then didn't like them,
so then I had to use flowers that I had previously colored.
Ribbon - Unknown source 
Flowers - Recollections
Spellbinder - Big Scalloped Circles large 

Peachy Keen Stamps August Release Challenge #1

OK, please bear with me here.
I am in a school frame of mind.
School starts here in NM next week. 

So for this challenge, I wanted to create a school theme card and
this months challenge required us to make a card with a unique or special fold, 
and also, use at least 3 patterned papers. 

 I used PKs July Stamp of the month set and My Creative Time's My Teacher Rocks.
 Pattern papers - DCWV the Papertime stack - printed card stock
I also used scrap pattern paper for his coverall and hat and on her skirt 
I absolutely love how they turned out. 
I colored with my copic markers
With the twine I pulled out all the strands.
I used Art - C suede on her skirt and liquid pearl on the bodice which I colored with my copics
Ribbon - unknown source

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge ANYTHING GOES

This is a wall hanging for my bullentin board 
outside my classroom
The cardboard was recycles - 7inch Dion's Pizza
I covered it with paper 
The clouds are crayon resist 
The grass was done with Martha Steward and Tim Holt'z Ink 
PKSC- 03 
The rest was from PKSC - 07
His coveralls were colored with my Prisma color pencils
everything else was colored with my copics
Ribbon from Costco 
Letters - Colorbok
Ribbon on the dress Art - C
Liquid Pearl on the Bow 
P.S. I did move the letter K over 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Peachy Keen July Sketch Challenge

Christmas in July 
I figure it is better to start early rather than later.

That is unusual for me
Yes I am last minute Sally.
You can ask anyone that knows me.

OK so on to the material I used on this card 
Card 5.5 by 5.5 by DCWV
I purchased a 10 pack for a buck at TJ-Maxx

Paper :
Green - DCWV
Dress - K& Company Designer Mat Pad
The rest of the paper and material came from a 
Christmas Pack from My Mind's Eye 

Circle - Cricut's Lacy Label

Tim Holtz Distressing Ink & Stickles 

Pk Stamp Kit 
She was colored with my copics.
Don't have a ton of them but I am playing with what I do have.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

MKS July Color Challenge

I Actually made two cards
The first was made at my daughter's 
Color and paper piecing 
Paper scraps were used 
The stamp is of course from Market Street Stamp set that I was lucky enough to win.
The grass was created using the June Peachy Keen stamps of the month kit.

The second card I used my prismacolor pencils 
I blended with a stump and Sansodor
The sticker came from Stampabilities 
I then used some gems and stickles to jazz it up.

If you were to asking me which one I like the best ....
Ahh that would be tough so I will wait and see what you all think 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge - 3D Objects

Gift Bag for my daughter's birthday 

The idea and measurements for this bag came from
Papercrafts & Stamp It! Treasury of Tips and Tricks

It is approximately & 7.5 inches tall 
Perfect for perfume or lotion, etc

I love the way the skirt turned out.
It was created with Recollectins Boutique Fleur in light and dark pink.
I just kept cutting and gluing until I was happy with the result.

I drew her out using Collage Couture by Julie Nutting as a guide, 
then traced the various pieces and paper pieced her and the outfit 
together.  What is cool about doing it this way is that I have the original that
I can use over and over again. Then I can change the details along the way.
The skirt turned out differently than I first imagines.
I only used two large size flowers. 
Then I placed a button and twine on one one button 
Liquid Pearl on the one on the skirt 
and then a glossy one one the top.

I often create bows but I changed it up seeing that the 
ribbon has a wired edge that you can do different things with. 

I have also discovered that it is best to create something and then 
allow it to sit for awhile and then add more details.

Peachy Keen Stamps:
Laffy Taffy Face that I accentuated with my brown Gelly Roll pen
PKSC - March  & May 
Graphic 45 - body 
Bag - Colorbok Textured Cardstock 
Hair, hair band, and shoes - Artist's Loft Paint 
Body - Copic Marker
Stickles on the dress & Liquid Pearls
Melody Ross Die Cut Border 
Fabric Flowers 
Buttons Galore 
Twinery - Twine
Handle - Wire Edged Ribbon from Kirkland

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Peachy Keen's Weekly Challenge: Chalk It Up

I loved this Challenge which encouraged me to use chalk 

I recently purchased this retired set (PK-34 Oh! Baby) from Peachy Keen 
knowing that there will be at least one teacher or someone 
in my extended family who will be expecting this year.

The only coloring I did on this card was around the edge of
 the center of the baby's rattle: light & dark aqua  

The idea for this card came from the Melody Ross Die Cut Border.

OK here is the list of the other items I used:
Chalk in Various shades from Stampin' Up 
I used eye make up sponges with the chalk. 
Sentiments - Pink By Design 
Clouds and Birds - Dear Lizzy & American Crafts
 Images stamped with various Tim Holt's Distressing Ink 
& Stampology - Onyx
Ribbon - K&Company 
Flower - GCD Studio
Paper - ATD's My Momenta's Tranquil Hidden Hues 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Peachy Keen's JULY CHALLENGE #2


This was a sketch Challenge 

Hoping to make it before the deadline so details will have to come later 

Peachy Keen Challenge: CREATE A SCENE

JULY CHALLENGE #1: Create a scene 

I have a birthday party for my BF's nephew later today.
So often I create project for challenges and then they sit gathering dust 
so my goal is to make things that will actually be given away.

Happy Birthday Jude 

As for the ribbon, I was trying to make it seem like the ribbon was being
pulled by a plane overhead

PKSC-06 & PKSC-03
Clouds: Pink by Design with Distressing Ink 
I went over the ink with a paint brush.
Bird Bath - Prisma Color Pencils & staples permanent marker 
Bird - Copic markers.
Ribbon - Martha Steward 
Mini Blossoms - MakingMemories 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Peachy Challenge 24 :: Color Inspiration


Rather than another card, here is a 2 page Lay Out

In May when the kids got out of school we all went
to the Aquarium for the day.
We had a wonderful time.

PK's Wide Eyed Kids & Boys Mates
Paper and Stickers: Echo Park Kits
This & That
Times & Season
For the Record
Sweet Day
Dots & Stripes
And assorted scraps
Twine: My Mind Eyes, Twinery & We R Memory Keepers
Copic Markers
Staples Markers
Flowers: Making Memories
Michael's Gems
Faces: Martha Steward Circle cutters
The twine was glued down with Zig 2 way glue
Yeah I got pretty creative with the twine
or for me anyway

I love how these pages turned out, hope you like them as well
Happy 4th Everyone

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Scrappin' 3 Angel: Peachy Keen Challenge anything goes

Scrappin' 3 Angel: Peachy Keen Challenge anything goes: She was done free hand I used Collage Couture book by Julie Nutting as a guide I drew her on regular paper and then cut out each se...

Peachy Keen Challenge anything goes

She was done free hand
I used Collage Couture book by Julie Nutting as a guide
I drew her on regular paper and then cut out each section 

Paper on the body - DCWV Once Upon A Time
Everything else was in my scrap drawer

Sentiments and background paper 
Best Occasions Mixed Media Pack
Hair, Shoes, and leg definition - Copics
Memento Ink - on PK Cupid face 
Gelly Roll White pen 
Distressing Ink - Black Soot 
Lace Tape - Stampabilities
Flowers K&Company & Petaloo 
Other Gems - Unknown source
 Well I hope you like what I created 

Happy Scrapping mi Amigos 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June Paint the Town Color Challenge!

So here is a wall hanging 
I really like the way this turned out.

Materials Used:
 Market Street's Vintage Wallpaper
& Believing Butterfly Stamps
Ink: Tim Holtz's Distressing Ink
Ribbon: American craft
I Stitched with a thicker coated thread.
Not sure where my daughter got it at or the paper from.
I stitched 3X over Double threaded.
and I gathered up to pull the threads together.
Note: This is the first time I have actually used real stitching. 
Painted Cardboard. 



Peachy Challenge 22 :: June Sketch

Ohhhh isn't this bunny adorable.
I love rabbits.
Don't know why other than they are just so stinkin cute.
Well as I am sure you can see this all about circles.

Material Used
PK- 257 Easter Basket Bunny
Color mediums: Copics, staple markers, & stampin' Up Chalk
Echo Park: Dots & Stripes
Making Memories: Mat Stack 
Green ribbon: Unknown Source
all other ribbons from American Craft

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge

This card is for the teams who took care of me during and 
after I got out of shoulder surgery. 

Frame: Unity Stamp Life Becoming set
Paper; scraps & Once upon a time DCWV stack 
Ribbon: AmericaCraft
Buttons Galore
Twinery Twine 
Bow: Offray
Ink: Tim Holtz's Distressing inks

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Peachy Keen Challege - frame

 Hi everyone, this is for the latest PK Challenge
You are required to use a Frame
I am staying over at my daughter's house as I 
recuperate from my surgery.
So although I own this set of stamps,
I used all her material.
I am in craft Heaven seeing that my daughter has a ton more resources than I do.
The reason that I join challenges is too inspire me to branch out and
also with the hope that my project will be selected, and I can always use more material.
Yes we all love winning, Especially Pk materials!

I used scraps
Tim Holtz's Distressing Ink 
A spellbinder to create the frame 
My cute turtle was colored with copics
Yes, I was also taught how to blend
I know I need a lot more practice and more copics.
I primarily use prisma color pencils but she has somehow misplaced hers.
Grass stampin' up ink
Prisma flowers 
fabric flowers - ribbon cut from an unknown source
Liquid pearl in the center
I love how that blue paper looks just like water. 
I pasted this on card board so I can either hang it or glue a stand on the back.
I am loving this set 
I love PK's Stamps of the month.
Can hardly wait to see what Kathy will create in the future!

Well I hope you like what I created

Monday, June 11, 2012

June's Pk Challenge 2

PK's Challenge 2 

 Lorie's challenge was a theme challenge - "Things that fly."
Of course I used PK's latest stamp release. 

When I was just about done putting together my little fairy my 3 year old grandbaby Mikaylah 
asked, "Gammy are you making that for me ?"
In that instant I knew I was making a walk hanging..
I can hardly wait to see her face when I give it to her.
She, her mom & brother having been staying with me 
as I recover from surgery and then off to Raven's.

The outfit was paper pieced together with scraps I had laying around. 
When I started working on her, I knew that I did not want to use 
pastel colors so somehow I ended up using red, pink and black.
Roses - Echo park 
Paper - My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found 6x6 paper pack 
Along the edges & on the red card stock as well I used 
Tim Holtz' Festive Berry Distressing Ink
Wings - Stickles
Hat & shoes - Staples permanent marker
Stem - copics
pink dots - liquid pearl 
paper ribbons - My Mind's Eye's with some more distressing ink 
ribbon and glitter paper unknown source
OK guys I am totally exhausted so it is off to bed for me. 
Hope you like what I created 

Peachy Keen's Challenge 1

Peachy Keen Stamps June Release Challenge #1
Heather's challenge was to include paper piecing, ribbon or twine, and some kind of sparkle or bling on 
your projects

OK is official I have completely lost my mind.
I had shoulder surgery on Thursday but I so loved this set and was determined to enter this
challenge so with an ice pack and pain killers both
while making this card and now describing what went into making this card.

I ended up making this card not only for the challenge but also
for Aubrey's (my granddaughter's) 6th birthday.

Stamp set - Pk's latest release 
Paper - DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack 
I went around the purple sheet with Tim Holtz's  Dusty Concord
Then on the landscape I used Wild Honey on the mountain
Iced Spruce on the water and in the sky
Iced spruce on the leaves and grass.
& Vintage Photo along the edge to pop out the window frame.
Grass - memento's cottage ivy
and the fairy was colored with my limited supply of copic markers
with stickles to make the hair pop
Paper piecing on her top - paper scrap - that I went over with 
my Scrampin' Up's Smooch 
Stickles on her wings and the flower hat
blush - Stamin' up's chalk.
Brad's Recollections
Ribbon - unknown source
I love this card and this latest set.
I can see myself using it over and over again