Tuesday, November 24, 2009
hello peeps! i'm having so much fun breaking in my peachykeen.com animal faces stamp set! (PK-751 Animal Faces-Medium) my hubby's grandma is a huge cat lover, so i made this christmas card for her...i can post it because she doesn't "do" the internet...anyhoo i ran my blue cardstock through the cuttlebug in the snowflakes folder...i then sanded it...i added a strip of striped paper and a scallop border (scallop is the fiskars threading water border punch with the holes covered)...then i cut the kitty from my Animal Kingdom cartridge at 4 inches...stamped her ADORABLE face...her santa hat if from the Pooh and Friends cartridge cut at 1 inch...and lastly i gave her a bow (i know, shocking! HA) thanks for taking a peek at my card
Monday, November 23, 2009
hello everyone!!! it's a happy day in scrappinNavyWife-land!!!! i received this stamp set from peachykeenstamps.com (PK-751 Animal Faces-Medium...thanks Kathy!) of ALL of the faces of the animals on the "Animal Kingdom" cricut cartridge...it's a HUGE set of 50 stamps! SO CUTE!!! and........drumroll....MY SAILOR CAME HOME FROM SEA!!!!! WOO HOO!!!! ;o)
anyhoo...i know this picture isn't great (dark out) but i just had to post this card!!!! i think my lil' polar bear came out super cute! i cut her out at 4 inches on blackout (remember to ALWAYS do blackout so you have a place to stamp the face)...i used a silver metallic prismacolor colored pencil to outline and shade her (blended with odorless mineral spirits)...i stamped the snowflakes (PK-020 Snow Flakey) with silver ink and embossed them with ultra thick embossing enamel....added some ribbon (of course i gave her a bow!) and called it done! hope you like her ;o)
i'll take a better picture tomorrow if it's sunny out...HELLO! I LIVE IN FLORIDA, SUN! YA KNOW, "THE SUNSHINE STATE"...well not today! LOL
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
hello! this card was fun/time consuming! ;o) here goes....i used my PeachyKeen snowflake stamps (PK-20 Snow Flakey)to stamp my background with clear embossing ink...i then heat embossed them with Embossing Tinsel (looks way cooler in real life)...what's not to love about glittery snowflakes???! i cut my snowlady using my Christmas Cheer cricut cartridge...she is cut at 3 1/2 inches on blackout...i stamped her ADORABLE lil' snowlady face with a PeachyKeen stamp (PK-520 Winter Face Assortment)...i colored in her nose with a prismacolor colored pencil...i stamped her belly charcoal buttons with another peachykeen stamp (PK-20 Snow Flakey)...i added pop dots to the back of her and stuck her on the snow...which i glittered up with my Sakura glitter pen...then to finish it off i stamped my greeting (from dollar bin at michaels)...cut it out and added eyelets and strung ribbon through...added pop dots to the back of it too...card done! thanks for stoppin by!
have a great day!!!
****DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY...A FEW POSTS DOWN******
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
hello! the mailman brought me a ton of peachykeen stamps (peachykeenstamps.com)yesterday, so i just had to break them in! i cut the turkey a bunch of times with my "animal kingdom" cricut cartridge at 3 inches (cut apart and layered it)...i stamped her cute face with the 3/8" bird face from the "Winter Face Assortment" (PK-520)...i colored in her beak with an orange Sakura Souffle pen (it raises a lil' when it's dry!) then i used my new "Medium Polka Dot Print" (PK-101) to create the pattern on the Craft cardstock...i first inked it up with Tim Holtz "Distress" embossing powder (to get it good and juicy) i then inked over that with Colorbox ink in "cream white"...then stamped my image and sprinkled "Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel" over it and melted it with my heat gun...i added "UTEE" 2 more times...so the end result is cool little domed white shiny dots...the Plaid paper is from the "Nana's Nursery Baby girl" stack from DCWV...i added a dollar ribbon from Michaels and called it done ;o)
*i'm not gonna lie...this one kinda took forever what with the hand stitching and all...but i think it turned out cute, so it was worth it!*
***don't forget to enter yourself in my first GIVEAWAY!!!! right below this post!***
have a wonderful day!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
hello! i have been having a total blast with my blog...and i just LOVE when you guys leave me comments!!! sooooooooo to say THANK YOU i am having my first giveaway...i have been crocheting my lil' fingers to the bone for the past few days in anticipation of this giveaway, and i hope you all like the flowers!!! they are a perfect embellishment for a card or a scrapbook page...or maybe even try stitching them onto a scarf or sweater! ;o)
sooo you want to win??? here's how...all you need to do is become a follower (if you aren't one already) and leave a comment on THIS post with a way to contact you if you win...THAT'S IT! GOOD LUCK!!! ;o)
*there are 35 flowers in the picture...but because i am a little OCD with crocheting there will probably be more added! LOL...and perhaps i will throw in a few cards with envelopes! ;o) i will announce the winner next Sunday...have a great week!!!*
THANKS AGAIN FOR BEING AWESOME EVERYONE!!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
HELLO!!!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! i started working on this card last night, but just wasn't happy with it...then i went to Michaels today and found that blue ribbon for a dollar...and the "thankful for you" stamp in the clearance aisle for only 94 cents!!!! ALWAYS check the clearance aisle!!!! also while i was in M's i stopped and played with the gypsy for a while...IT IS SO COOL!!! maybe Santa will bring it to me. ;o) ok, enough about my shopping adventure...
i embossed the background the same way i did on my 2 lil' Indians card...****TIP...i rub the paper i'm going to emboss with a dryer sheet to eliminate the static...this helps the excess embossing powder to slide right off!!***
i cut this lil' pilgrim with my "paper doll dress up" cricut cartridge...him and all his accessories are cut at 3 1/4 inches...popped him up...added ribbon and sentiment and called it done!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
hello! happy almost weekend! ;o) for my background paper i used clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder to create a tone on tone look with a little leaf stamp...the paper strip at the bottom i ran through my cuttlebug in the "distressed stripes" embossing folder.... i cut these 2 adorable lil' Indians using my "paper doll dress up" cricut cartridge...i cut their bodies on blackout at 3 1/4 inches (blackout so i can stamp their faces with my 'peachykeen.com face stamps')...for the girl indian i ran her dress through my cuttlebug on the "leather" fiskars embossing plate...for the boy i cut out his headdress twice and folded glue dots in half to make it pop up just a little bit...i used my exacto knife to cut away a few feathers....i added pop dots to the back of both lil' indians...and there ya go! ;o)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
hello. my friend recently lost her grandmother, so i made her this card. i cut the scalloped card using my "wild card" cricut cartridge on the blackout feature at 5 3/4inches. i then cut out three circles in coordinating papers...i cut the black circle in half and ran it through my cuttlebug in the "hounds-tooth" embossing folder...i then used my ATG-714 gun to adhere it (need some really sticky adhesive when adhering embossed papers)...i added a few borders...then i used "zip dry" glue to adhere the button to my crocheted flower...and i used "zip dry" to adhere my crocheted flower to the card...all papers and borders used on this card are by Making Memories "Sabrina" line...no longer in the stores, but can be found online i think. thanks for stopping by! ;o)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
this card is for Noah Biorkman. He is a 5 year old little boy that is in the final stages of cancer and his wish is to get a whole bunch of Christmas cards. If you want to help make his wish come true make him a Christmas card this week and send it to this darling little boy!
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon, MI, 48178
read all about Noah's story here...http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/21522646/detail.html
now for the details of this card i made for him...the reindeer are cut at 3 1/4 inches from my Christmas Cheer cricut cartridge...i cut the noses with my hole punch and added glossy accents to make them shiny...i embossed the background paper with my snowflakes cuttlebug folder...i then went over the raised images with my sakura glitter pen (LOVE THAT PEN!)...i added the patterned paper to the bottom and finished it off with pretty ribbon i got at Michael's...
i hope you had a great weekend!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
hi! my aunt finally received this card in the mail today, so i can post it now...she was sick as a dog with the swine flu so i just had to make her a funny card!!! i used my From My Kitchen cricut cartridge for the pig...and all papers are Making Memories "sabrina" collection.....and what a SHOCKER i used my dymo for the "squeal better soon" sentiment.....the inside says, "hope you're back up and oinkin' again soon" ;o)
*my aunt is INSISTING that i sell this card...so if you're interested in buying one for 6 dollars i will personalize the inside with the greeting of your choice and your name and mail it to the recipient....it will come in a black envelope (made by me) with a little pink piggy on the back...oh, also the back of the card has a made by stamp that says limited edition H1N1 LOL...just leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you*