Wednesday, November 14, 2012

another challenge....

Hello crafty friends!
Time for another Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge
 
This week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!
Just use your PEACHY KEEN STAMPS and link up!
We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and they, along with our three runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!
Guidelines:
  • Design must be new
  • Link up by 11/14 - 11:59 pm EST
  • For this particular challenge, you must use Peachy Keen Stamps to link up. (For other challenges, you don't need our stamps to play along, this only applies to the "Anything Goes" Challenge)
I spent alot of time, well what free time I had this week, making Thanksgiving cards. Here are a few. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this set!!
Thanks for visiting!
Hope you enjoy!
Gina
 







Sunday, November 11, 2012

another PKS challenge

Hello crafty friends!
Wooohooo, I have another challenge project!
PKS release challenge on the Peachy Keen Connection
 
For my project I made a wall hanging. I can never have too many of those unfinished wooden plaques from the craft store. For this one, I stamped the boy elf from PKS Lauri Love skip faceless elves,  I also used My Creative Time Warm Holiday Fun.
I colored with copics, Tim Holtz distress markers, inked the edge with TH distress ink (salty ocean).
I used my Martha Stewart glitter markers for the shorts, hat and belt. LOVE these markers.
Hope you enjoy and are ready for a wonderful Holiday Season!!

Thanks for visiting!
gina
 


Thursday, November 8, 2012

PKS November Release Challenge

Hello crafty friends!!
I was able to get in some crafting, time for this has become few and far between! I can NOT wait to receive my Peachy Keen November stamp of the month stamps!
For the release party, there were 2 challenges presented. I am still working on Challenge #2, but here is my
tag for Challenge #1. I used PKS September and October releases for the chipmunk, acorns and sentiment. I used My Creative Time's tag dies, curly die and border stamp. Colored with copics, heat embossed the sentiment with Tim Holtz distress ink (YES the distress ink!!) and clear embossing powder! Ribbon is from my stash and a piece of twine.
Thanks for visiting!!
 
~gina~
 



Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Hello Crafty friends!
I had this vision of this sign in my head since I saw something similar last week in a store for almost $20!
I made it using items I had and LOVE , except for the $4 I paid for the 2 wooden boards.




 
 
Hope you enjoy! I LOVE how this turned out.
I used:
*PKS halloween holler spooky tree & cat stamp
& the BOO!
colored with copics and tim holtz (TH) distress markers
*2 plain old wooden boards and painted them with acrylic vanilla paint.
*PK-695 the Uglies for the eyes
*MCT Treats for My Sweet for the ghosts
*used My Cricut for the letters with vinyl
inked up the edges with TH black soot distress ink pad
 
I then painted it with a clear varnish and stapled to a stake.
This stands about 3' high.
 
Thanks for visiting!
gina


Monday, August 27, 2012

PKS Challenge 32

Hello crafty friends!
In my chaotic creativity this weekend, I got to create something for the PKS challenge this week. It's a sketch challenge:

SKETCH :: PKC32 :: AUGUST 2012
  • Design must be new
  • Link up by 8/29 - 11:59 pm EST
  • You don't need our stamps to play along, but only entries using Peachy Keen Stamps can earn Top Peach!
  • Sorry, any entry that does not meet the guidelines for this challenge will be automatically removed without notice.

 
Here is my take on the challenge.
 
I used, of course, PKS faceless fall fun for the sentiment.
MCT dies for the leaves and tag. I embossed the paper with dots and used brown ribbon from my stash.
Inked up the edges with Tim Holtz walnut ink pad
Enjoy!
Thanks for visiting
gina




MCT 19th edition fun!

Hello crafty friends!!
I had planned on cleaning up my little craft corner this wknd so I can work in less clutter. Eh, that didnt happen. I crafted IN the clutter. Hey, I know exactly where everything is!
So I used my very favorite stamps from Peachy Keen and My Creative Time
dies from MCT
some inks from Tim Holtz and Stampin Up
Theresa Collins new Christmas paper
DCWV paper
a few little embellishments.
Enjoy!
 



Thank you for visiting!!
gina


Monday, August 13, 2012

PKS challenge #30

Hello crafty friends!!
My goodness there's a FABULOUS sneaky peak happening as we speak over at My Creative Time!! A MUST see!!
Head on over HERE
You'll LOVE what you see all week!

So I was inspired by all of the talent that I've seen this wknd and today! I created a card for PKS challenge #30 Just cards POPPED UP! Now I must tell you, I have not yet done a pop up card. This was my very first attempt. I think it came out pretty good. Hoping to get better.
Here are details for the challenge:

I used PKS 647 Faceless Fall Fun for the pumpkins, fence & leaves
MCT All Around halloween for the sentiment
colored with my Tim Holtz distress markers
inked the edges with TH distress ink pads
I also used my acrylic block to mix the colors from TH ink pads, spritz with a bit of water and stamped the leaves. They came out so cool! I dont know that you can see the complete detail of all the colors, but I liked it. THEN, my favorite part, I used Yankee Candle Autumn wreath hand sanitizer to add a scent to the card. I squeezed a little on my finger and dabbed it around the card! LOVE IT! I did see it on a you tube video a looong time ago, wish I could remember where so I can give her credit. Nonetheless, awesome idea!! Because it's alcohol based, it didnt leave little spots anywhere! completely dried!!


ok now here is my pop up part. I had to keep it simple as this IS my very first pop up.


This next card is just for fun! I LOVE LOVE the august release from PKS!! I made a tag from the little apple, colored Mrs. Peach with my copics and paper pieced her dress.
The accessories are colored and paper pieced. This was so fun to play with!!  Happy 1st day of school!


 Thank you so much for visiting!
~gina~








Thursday, August 9, 2012

PKS connection August release Challenge

Hello Crafty friends! Talk about down to the wire! I just uploaded a few pics for the August release party challenges over at Peachy Keen Connection. My goodness you are all going to LOVE the new release! I cant wait to get my hands on it! I'm so excited each month to check my mailbox for some goodies. {{Big smile}}
So anyway, here are my entries for the Challenges. You can see details HERE
This first one is a sketch challenge. I found this picture of my mom and my 3rd son. LOVE this picture. I thought the sentiment fit it just right!!




This next entry is for a special 'fold' card. I made a tri- accordion fold card. I used Heidi Swapps Color Magic Banner Delights (I colored those with tim holtz inks.... YOU HAVE TO GET THESE, they are AWESOME!!), MCT Build  a Banner kit for the tag and PKS  Happy Hour set for the drinks and sentiment. I LOVE that set too. LOL I Love 'em all!! 

Here is the card opening....
 and here is opened. I used PKS July 2012 release for the sentiment. I inked up the edges for the front of the card and then inked the same patterned paper but all over. I Love how this turned out.... quite by accident I must add.
Thank you so much for visiting!! Please come again!

~gina~


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

PKS Challenge #28

Hello Crafty Friends!! Yay my internet is back! Working very well.... for now! I wanted to create a project for PKS challenge ANYTHING GOES!
You can see details HERE
For this project I made a framed family tree.
I used PKS The Cornies, Wide Eyed Kids, Funny Farm, Home Tweet Home
and EK success punch for the sentiment sign.

Enjoy!!
I also was able to finally upload my gift bag project from a challenge or 2 ago. Amazing what I miss when there's no internet! LOL




For the gift bag challenge which I wasnt able to upload.... bummer!
I made the bag from a tutorial I saw using a 12 x 12 cardstock. The flags and little girl are from PKS July 2012 release. LOVE IT!!!  I cant wait for the August release! 

Thanks for visiting!!
gina



Monday, July 23, 2012

PKS challenge #26

Hello Crafty friends! I tried and tried to upload my gift bag for challenge #25 but my computer has been acting up HORRIBLY!!  I had a chance to work on PKS Challenge #26..... a sketch challenge. You can see details HERE
Ok so when I saw this sketch for some reason I had this idea. I used the egg from Just because Cards, cut the words at I think 1" with a font cart I cant seem to remember (I really need to write them down as I use them), the circle is also from JBC cartridge. My PKS is from July's release. I enjoyed making this, made me smile. The base card is cut at 6 x 6. Enjoy!

 
 
I attempted to load a picture of my gift bag but something is still wrong with this computer! Took about 6 hrs and it still didnt upload! Oh well, hopefully in the future I'll be able to show you!
Have a great day and Thanks for visiting!
 
gina

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

PKS Challenge #24

Hello crafty friends!! Another PKS challenge I've entered. Boy this one wasnt as easy as I thought. Then when I started, it was FUN! You can view details of the challenge HERE
I used a few stamps for this challenge.
June release 2012 (birds)
The uglies ( the eyes)
Everyday character faces (the little beak)
Market Street Stamps (sentiment)
I used Tim Holtz Distress inks for the edges
Tim Holtz Distress markers
Martha Stewart markers (LOVE them, very smooth coloring)

Enjoy!!

Thanks for visiting!!
gina

Monday, June 25, 2012

Put a smile on your face!

Hello crafty friends! If you are a follower you know how I LOVE My Creative Time stamps and dies and Miss Emma herself is just awesome! Very creative and helpful and always there with a kind word. Well, her son Aaron has been ill for a few days now. As I was reading her updates on his status and health, I thought to myself I have to do something to put smiles on this little boys and Emma's faces!! Of course their family members as well. So I came up with this.... Put a Smile on Your Face create a card-a-thon!! Please join me in making one or 2 or more cards to help this family and make 'em smile through this tough time.
 Send your cards to Miss Emma's PO box which is posted HERE
on her website. I'd love to see what you've created as well so leave a comment and/or link to your card for us to view!!
Thank you all so very much! and May Aaron have a speedy recovery!

~gina~



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

PKS challenge #22

Hi crafty friends! Another challenge complete! Woohoo! I have to say I did 'challenge' myself this month to get as much crafting in as possible. It relaxes me and I love the creativity so Why not! So here is my entry for PKS challenge #22. You can see details HERE

I made this 4x6 layout for a frame I got on sale at Hobby Lobby thats pretty oddly shaped, but I LOVE it!
I used PKS Home Tweet Home stamp set from June's release for the tree. LOVE this set! I know I say that about all my peachies! The grass is from a cricut cartridge which escapes me, I think it was sports mania. paper from DCWV All Boys. The banners I just cut myself from strips and scraps.
Thanks for visiting!!
~gina~

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PKS Challenge You've been framed!

Hello crafty friends!  I've been a crafty woman just stirring up creations! I'm having a work picnic this year, theme being "luau". I decided I would make a few wall hangings to decorate my unit with. Fit right into this challenge!! Hope you enjoy!
For this first one, I used Pack Your Bags cricut cartridge, cut off the sunglasses. I used PKS May stamp set for the lights,LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!! I used MCT build a banner kit for the tag and Have Fun in the Sun for the sentiment. The frame is a canvas I had lying around and just painted it with blue acrylic paint.


This next one is also a canvas I painted blue, I used Pack Your Bags cricut cartridge (left the sunglasses attached for this one), PKS May release for the torch border, MCT stamps Have Fun in the Sun for the sentiment on an EK success punch. Hope this makes you want to run to the beach or the pool side!!

Thank you for visiting!!
gina

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Simply Crafts Challenge

Hello! This challenge was to use a Cricut Cartridge cut from Baby Steps. Curved star. I made this card using My Minds Eye papers and some ribbon from my stash. The Sentiment is from MCT.
Enjoy!
~Gina~

MCT scrappy Monday Layout

Hello Crafty friends!! So here is yet another project, I know I know, havent been on here in forever now I'm a busy crafty beaver! This one is for My Creative Time's Scrappy Monday Challenge. You can view details HERE
For this 8x8 layout I used CC Boys Will be Boys for the 'brothers', My creative Time build a banner kit for the tag, MCT Turn that frown upside down for the sentiment. Papers are from DCWV I think "All about Boys" Ran the little blue banner through my cuttle bug, buttons are from $1 bin at Michael's. These are my boys and our dog bandit. Yup, even he's a HE! lol 
Thank you for visiting!!
gina



PKS June release Challenge #2

Hello crafty friends!! I Completed challenge #2 over at Peachy Connection. Theme was Things That Fly. For some reason I went right to planes,helicopters, cars (how they 'fly' by). So I decided to use my CC Boys Will be Boys for the airplane. I think he came out so adorable! PKS everyday Character Faces for his face, MCT stamp set you are Perk-fect for the sentiment. I ran the body of the plane in my cuttle bug and then distressed it for the polka dot effect.
Thanks for visiting!
~gina~

Friday, June 8, 2012

PKS June Release Challenge #1

Hello crafty friends! I recently became a member of Peachy Keen Stamps stamp of the month club. I am SOOO excited I get to receive their new release each month! LOVE IT!! I just received in the mail my May release and I LOVE it! I so wanted to use this set in the challenge, so here are the rules

When I got this set, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. My kids are all graduating from different programs in school (D.A.R.E. , pre-k, K) so I wanted to do something for them. This was perfect!!
I also used My Creative Time Teeny Tags and sentiment, and NEW Tag dies. LOVE these!!


Thank you for visiting!
I also did the following baby card I wanted to share. It doesnt meet the challenge rules, but I wanted to share anyway.
Thanks!!


~gina~

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My First Jaded Blossom challenge

Hello crafty friends! Wow, 2 posts from me in one day... unheard of!.... lol. There may even be another!
I did a project for Jaded Blossom's challenge of a guy/boy theme.Details are here
 I dont have Jaded stamps yet, so I was THRILLED when I remembered I DO have this digi stamp that was offered free from Miss Michelle and Candace! So here is my project. I made this little frame in honor of our troops since July 4th is approaching. Hope you enjoy!


Thank you for visiting!!
~gina~

Time for another Throwback Thursday!

Hello crafty friends!! Time for another My Creative Time Throwback thursday challenge. You can read details HERE

I decided to use the cartridges Gypsy Wanderings and Word collage. I made this frame for my sister-in-law and family. I LOVED the font of the words in Word Collage, it was the Thanksgiving theme. I hid all of the words with my Gypsy except of course 'family'.I cut it at about 3.5" with brown vinyl and placed on the front of the glass. The scrolls in the corners are from Gypsy Wanderings. I LOVE how this turned out!!
I did have intentions on putting their names in the background, but they are expecting their 3rd child and I thought I'll wait on that! Hope you enjoy!

~gina~



Saturday, June 2, 2012

Peachy Challenge # 20

Good Morning crafty friends! Last night I was able to craft a little and decided to enter a few challenges. This first one is for the Peachy Keen Stamps challenge. You can see details HERE


I really should write down what cartridge I use! I do know I used my favorite stamp sets: PeachyKeen Stamps and My Creative Time stamps, also MCT teeny tiny tags die,rafia for the bow.
Hope you enjoy!!

~gina~