Monday, September 26, 2011

Market Street Stamps September Release

I am so excited to share some projects I made using some brand new Market Street stamps. All these stamps I used in my cards are part of the September release! I love Halloween so much, and I really love all the new designs that Angelica has created. The Sweet Spooks stamp set is filled with adorable images that has lovely stitching on it! So cute! These stamps are just so sweet and just perfect for any Halloween project.

The ghosts, bat, spider, and spiderweb are all part of the Sweet Spooks stamp set.

This card was made from the Happy Pumpkin stamp set. This stamp set would also coordinate really well with the Sweet Spooks stamp set.

Be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps' blog for more inspiration from all the design team members. All of the new stamps will be showcased all this week, and will be released later this week too! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Market Street Stamps Sketch Challenge

Hey everyone! It's time again for another Market Street Stamps' sketch challenge! The snail from the Slow Movin' stamp set is just simply adorable. I love this stamp so much. The snail's little smile makes me smile because its just so sweet. The sentiment is also from the Slow Movin' stamp set. I paired the snail with some patterned paper that is very cheerful. Please be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps' challenge blog for more inspiration. I hope you enter the challenge because it is so much fun!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #61

Today I am going to share a card I made for the Peachy Keen challenge. This challenge you are required to follow the sketch in addition to using twine or embroidery floss. I decided to use some twinery bakers twine for my card. I got the sampler pack for my birthday, and let me tell you I love all of the different colors, and the quality is so good... I love it! This sketch is so much fun too, it has sort of a retro look to it. I decided since fall is pretty much here, I can now start making some Halloween cards. I love Halloween so much, and Peachy Keen has some super adorable Halloween stamps perfect for any project. For this card I used two stamp sets; Funny Spider, web wand, and poof stamp set for the spider, and Halloween Minis for the hat and sentiment. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Peachy Keen and Quick Quotes Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to my blog! I hope you are enjoying the Peachy Keen and Quick Quotes blog hop! You probably came from Jennifer's amazingly creative blog! This is the first time Peachy Keen has collaborated with another company for a blog hop, and let me tell you Quick Quotes was an awesome choice! They have tons of different papers and quotes! Your imagination can run wild with all of their options. Here are some projects I have made using Peachy Keen and Quick Quotes products. I really wanted to have a complete theme for my projects, so I focused on a Christmas theme!

I used the Quick Quotes Miss Morgan paper with the Lauri Loves Skip Faceless Elves stamp set. The face is from 1 1/8" Winter Wonderland faces stamp set. I paper pieced the different patterned papers to create the elf's outfit.

I used the Lauri Loves Skip stamp set for the girl, and the 1 1/8" Winter Wonderland face stamps. The sentiment is from the Peachy Keen Santa Set. The patterned paper is from the Miss Morgan collection.

I used more paper from the Miss Morgan collection, in addition to a super cute vellum quote that coordinates with the paper. The santa is from the Peachy Keen Santa Set.

Here is another card using the Miss Morgan papers. I coordinated it with the Snowmany Thanks Snowman and Bunny stamp set and Cottage Cutz Penguin Doll die cut.

My final project is a recipe book. I used the Faceless Gingerbread Dolls and the 1 1/8" and the assortment of the Snowmany Faces stamp sets. I also used the Lorie and Al Gingerbread Set for the glove and potholders. I used the Miss Morgan papers. You could use the pattern paper for the pages of the album. If you create a 6 x 6 album you can get four pages from one sheet of paper! The paper is also double sided so you really even have more pages you could use.

I really wanted to use the Miss Morgan papers for these Christmas card. I think its a nice non traditional color scheme for Christmas. I love Peachy Keen products, I also really enjoy working with the Quick Quotes products too. The quality is very high and the paper is double sided and is durable.

Be Sure to leave a comment on my blog along with all the other blogs for a chance to win some special prizes from both Peachy Keen and Quick Quotes.

Faceless Fruit Stamp Set

Family Canvas Kit (All inclusive)

Glitter Chipboard (2 sets)

PVC Frosted Embellishments (flowers)

The deadline to enter is this Sunday at midnight, so be sure to hop around and leave comments! There is also going to be more inspiration with the second round blog hop tomorrow!

Thank you for stopping by, now please hop on over to Julie's blog!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Peachy Keen Blog Hop!

Happy Friday! Welcome to my blog, I am so excited for this Peachy Keen blog hop. I always look forward to these blog hops. There are always tons of amazing projects and from all of the Peachy Keen designers. This Peachy Keen release is filled with adorable stamps that are perfect for fall. There are tons of fall images that can also be incorporated with any face stamps. Today, I did some projects for you using three of newly release stamps sets.

I used the Faceless Scarecrow Dolls, Scarecrow Accessories, and Faceless Fall Fun. I colored all pieces and parts with my Copic markers. I love how all of the Scarecrow Accessories and the stamps from the Faceless Fall Fun are in perfect proportion with each other.

I used the Faceless Scarecrow Dolls, Scarecrow Accessories, and Faceless Fall Fun for this card too. For this card, I decided to do something a little different. I decided to use some raffia for the straw of this scarecrow. All I did was cut off all of the straw on the legs, arms, and side of the head. I then cut off the hat and attached the straw behind all of the different pieces. It was super easy and really made a neat textural element to the card.

Now for some more fun information! Peachy Keen is having an Anniversary Sale: spend $25- save 15%... spend 40- save 20%... and spend $75- save 25%!

Want to win a stamp set, its really easy to do! All you need to do is comment on this blog post and Peachy Keen stamps will be selecting one random winner and posting it on their blog.

Please be sure to check out Joanna's blog! She is super talented and always does such wonderful projects! Thanks for stopping by.

Here is the entire blog hop list:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Market Street Stamps- Color Challenge

The September Market Street Stamps color challenge will really get you in the mood for fall. The colors for this challenge are so beautiful and rich. For this challenge, you must use the colors terra cotta, marigold, meringue, and truffle. The newly released Autumn Greetings stamp set goes perfect with this color combination! Be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps' blog for more projects and inspiration!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #60

Today I am going to share a card I made for the Peachy Keen challenge. For this challenge, all you need to do it follow the sketch that is provided. Football season has begun and a lot of people are excited. This potato football fan just can't keep his eyes off of his TV. He has everything he need to enjoy the game! I wanted the decor to have a more retro, and even a "man cave" feel to it. The potato is from the Faceless Veggies Three stamp set. His face is from the Simple Simon Face Assortment. I accessorized him with beer and a football from the Cheesy Packer Fan stamp set. The sentiment is from the Scrappers Phrases One stamp set. Please check out the Peachy Keen blog for more inspiration! I hope you enjoy my card!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Zipper Card Tutorial

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Today, I am going to share a project I made using a bunch of supplies that I honestly have never used much before. I am always willing to try new things, and I thought why not try! For a long time, I wanted to incorporate a zipper into one of my projects. I decided that Market Street Stamps and Tim Holtz products would be the perfect combination for what I am envisioning. Here is the step by step process of how I tackled my project! It was so much fun and I hope you try it after viewing my tutorial!

I wanted to use a product that was different then just basic cardstock. I chose the Tim Holtz grungeboard paper. The paper has a cool feeling and also it seems to be pretty durable. The size of the paper is 5" x 6". I also paired the paper with some of his inks: old paper, walnut stain, tea dye, and frayed burlap.

I used the Tim Holtz ink applicator with sponge attachments to create the look of this paper. I just used different inks and applied them in various areas of paper. I kept on applying the different shades until I had the desired look I was going for. The colors blend so nicely together, its like the inks do the work for you!

The next step is to stamp the Market Street Stamps: Bit of Burlap background stamp. I know that the background stamp is not big enough for the paper. No worries, just stamp the background above your previously stamped image. Be sure to get it as close as possible without overlapping. This line will be covered, because this is where the zipper is going to go!

This is where you are going to want to measure the notches for your zipper. Cut 1.75" from the top of the card (or where your two stamped background images meet together). Since it is a 4" zipper measure .5" from each side. I then measured in 1/8" so the zipper fits in there just right.

The zipper I bought was too bright, so I used some Chestnut Roan chalk ink to distress the zipper. I then used red line tape and applied it to the top and the bottom of the zipper. Be sure to use a sturdy and tacky tape, because it will fall apart when the zipper is pulled if its not super sticky. Or you could even use a sewing machine to stitch the zipper.

I cut off the access zipper that was hanging off the edges, then applied red line tape around the perimeter of the paper. I then attached this piece to a nice sturdy dark chocolate piece of Papertrey cardstock.

At this point in time I changed my mind of what I wanted to do with this card. Initially I was going to do the background stamp with just a large bird stamped in the lower corner. Then I decided I didn't want to do that. I then stamped a bunch of branches, birds, and leaves to give a less simplified look. I used the Market Street Stamps' Follow your Heart stamp set for birds, leaves, and branches. The birds and the leaves were stamped on Papertrey kraft cardstock. I actually recommend if you do decide to stamp a bunch elements onto the grungeboard, I found out it would be easier to do this before you put the zipper on. I noticed the zipper got in the way on one branch but I was able to still stamp it.

I stamped the "just a note" from the For All It's Worth stamp set. I attached it to a zipper with a piece of hemp. I then made the notecard the would be placed inside the pouch. The size of the notecard is 3" by 3.5" I used the Vintage Notepad and the Follow Your Heart stamp sets.

The note slides in perfectly inside the envelope pouch.

Here is the finished project!

Supplies Used:

Market Street Stamps: Bit of Burlap, Follow Your Heart, For All It's Worth, Vintage Notepad
Tim Holtz: Grungepaper, Old Paper ink, Walnut Stain ink, Tea Dye ink, Frayed Burlap ink
Papertrey: Dark Chocolate and Kraft cardstock
Chalk Ink- Chestnut Roan
Zipper- white 4"
Tape- Redline 1/4"

I had a really fun time experimenting and creating this pouch and notecard. Zippers are a fun and are really an unexpected element that can be easily put on your projects. Thank you so much for taking the time to view my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it!