Thursday, September 18, 2014

Congrats on Your New Arrival....{Trendy Twine DT}

Good morning everyone! 

It is my turn to share a project over on the Trendy Twine blog!
All month long the DT is sharing baby projects using the Chocolate Cupcake and Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine.
For my project today I made some baby boy shower favors. I really LOVE the way these turned out!!!
How fun would these be to give to your shower guests? Now I made mine for a baby boy but change up the colors and add some Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine and you can make these for a baby girl too. To make these~ which is very quite simple, I used the Medium Candy Bags and wrapped my chocolate nuggets using matching blue and brown cardstock. Once they were all wrapped, I slid them into the candy bags and sealed them up, punching a hole in the top to add my tags.

Next, for my tags, I used the dies from My Creative Time and layered some white cardstock on top of the matching brown cardstock. I stamped my sentiment onto the bottom  using the Many Greetings stamp set from MCT and then using my Cameo and a file I picked up in the Silhouette Store, I cut the adorable elephant.
I popped him up onto the tag, adding a black enamel dot for his eye and then tied the tag onto the candy bag with a double bow of the Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine.
So aren't these fun???? Sure to be a hit at a baby shower for sure.

My Creative Time Products Used:

Trendy Twine Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Elephant cut file~Silhouette Store
gray, blue and white cardstock
Enamel Dots
Nugget candies

Stop by and have a look at the gorgeous twine and so many other fun items in the store HERE

While you are there make sure to look at these PERFECT baby twine colors!!!
Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine - Pink & Brown Bakers TwineChocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine - Blue & Brown Bakers Twine
New to Trendy Twine??? Check out the other places where we share our projects .....
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Thanks so much for stopping by.
 I hope you have enjoyed my project and have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trendspotting SEQUINS w/ PKS!

Hi everyone!
This is my second post for today :)

~If you are looking for my Inspiration Wednesday project with My Creative Time please click HERE or scroll down to the next post~

I'm on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog today to share a trendspotting project with you today.  
My inspiration came from a picture I saw on Pinterest of these sequins. 
Mercy Tiara: Scraproom Sunday: Sequin Storage
Pinterest image found HERE
I LOVE using sequins on my projects and making shaker cards and tags. Since I have a growing supply of sequins, I am always looking for ways to store them. Pinterest to the rescue :) I actually started storing my sequins in these little glass jars but quickly realized that there is no good way in my small craft space to organize them. So I took to another storage solution....
This is only a few of my sequins...It is the perfect storage solution for me! The container trays can be stacked on top and placed on a shelf..out of the way but still accessible when I am searching for the colors I need for a project.

Now onto my project....I love how fun a card or tag can be when it is made into an interactive one, such as a shaker. I have 2 shaker tags to share, perfect for adding to a treat or gift bag.
Since Halloween is right around the corner and Christmas will be here before we know it, I made these 2 holiday tags. Let's take a closer look at them.
 My first tag is this cute Halloween one. I used some green and orange sequins for this shaker and added them to the center of a tag I designed in the silhouette studio. This is a very simple tag design, a basic tag shape with a smaller tag shape cut out of the center. If you have never made a shaker card, there are several tutorials on Pinterest and/or YouTube. They are very easy to make!
Anyways once my shaker part was finished I embellished the front with the pumpkin from the Cottage Cutz set and stamped his face using the Pumpkin Face stamp set. Before completely assembling the tag, I did stamp the inside of the shaker part with my Halloween sentiment.
I finished my tag off with some more randomly places sequins, a May Arts ribbon, a fun sparkly button and some Totally Black Trendy Twine.

Peachy Keen Stamps Used:
Here is my Christmas shaker tag. It was done the same way as the Halloween one, except I added green and red sequins inside the shaker part. I found this cute Christmas tree in the Silhouette store and just added my sweet PKS face to him. Some chalk and white gel pen to his cheeks for a little more cuteness and he was placed onto my tag. 
I finished off the tag in the same way as well. Some May Arts ribbon, a green sparkly button and some Totally White Trendy Twine.

Peachy Keen Stamps Used:

So there is my trendspotting project. I know I love adding sequins to my projects.
These are a few other cards I have made using my PKS and sequins :)
Sequins make awesome embellishments
if you have yet to make a shaker should really give it a try!
They are so fun and whomever receives one will surely LOVE it!!!

Hope you like these project and find some inspiration from it, thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT hump day!

Bulldogs Football LO.......{Inspiration Wednesday w/MCT}

Good Morning and Happy Hump day everyone!

 It is time for another 
Wednesday Inspiration with My Creative Time 
where the DT makes a project of our choice based on an inspiration subject.

My inspiration for today's project is my son Casey :)
He is currently in the 8th grade and playing football for both the town we live in as well as Modified for the school. Let's back it up a bit and I will tell you his story.
This is his 3rd year playing football. He spends a lot of time in the yard playing ball with his brother, friends and my husband. When he said he wanted to play football for a team we thought that would be awesome! It is pretty popular among his friends and in our town so we signed him up. The first year he played..he didn't see a whole lot of the field. Just they way it was with the coach and seeing that he was a newbie he was played his "required" by the organization, which was at least 5 plays and then when we played "b" games. BUT that didn't discourage him. He was a lineman and wanted to try other positions as well. SO he went up to the coach and asked if he could try playing center and snapping the ball. The coach let him try it...he turned out to be pretty good and then became the second string center. He was excited.
Last year that was his starting position. He worked his tail off during the summer...practicing his snaps with my husband and come game time it sure showed. He was again super excited with his season. The quarterback's dad asked Casey last year to make sure he played Modified this year because they did not have a center :) Well he was already planning on it and would have played last year but it was kinda known that 7th graders don't play that much so he waited until this year.
Now fast forward to this year....he is the starting center for the Bulldogs which is our town's team as well as the starting center for Modified!
So this LO is for him, to show him how proud I am of him and all his hard work. Also to show that with determination and motivation you really can be the best you can be!
Now for the details on my project :) Their football colors are Black and Maroon so I went with those, using a maroon cardstock base and a fun football designer paper mat. I did add a decorative stitching frame around the outside for a little extra detail.
I printed out 2 pictures of Casey from his last game, die cut them out using the new (sneak-peek) Rectangle die. I matted it on white cardstock and again on black (also die cut using the rectangle die)

For the "Bulldogs" I die cut 2 sets of letters using the Uppercase Fun Dies. Once in maroon and again in white so I could shadow them. I embellished this section with some enamel dots as well.

To finish my LO off, I added the year using the Number Fun Dies, again cutting them 2 times so I could shadow them. I stamped the sentiment onto the frame from the new Love to Learn set and used the outside of the frame to make a rectangle piece. I love the stitching that Emma adds to her dies and wanted to use both the inside and outside of the cuts.
Finally I stamped my sentiment using the perfect wording for my LO from the Sports Sentiments set. A few more enamel dots and this was completed.

My Creative Time Products Used:
Rectangle Frame Dies (sneak peek)

Other Products Used:
Football designer paper
Maroon, Black and White cardstock
Enamel Dots
sewing machine

So what do you think????? Want to see more projects?
Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the DT made!
I know the inspiration is AWESOME!!!!

Well I hope you have enjoyed my inspiration. Thanks so very much for stopping by and I will catch you all in a few hours with my PKS Trendspotting project :)
Have a GREAT hump day!!!

Don't forget that the MCT DT starts sneaking the new release on Monday!!!
You are going to LOVE the new products!!!!!
We all hope you will join us for an AWESOME week of sneaks followed up with the BIG reveal and blog hop!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Boo!.....{PKS Photo/Sketch Challenge 14~13}

Morning everyone!
Welcome to another fun Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge!!!!
Fall is in the air, the leaves are starting to change and it is almost Halloween time!!!
Can not believe how fast September is flying by!
Anyways the 15th of the month is the start of another Color/Photo Inspiration~Sketch challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps!
Here are the 2 pictures....... They are fun ones!!!

For this challenge you can pick either the sketch OR the Photo/Color picture OR combine them both! A little twist to what we were doing with our challenges~ instead of having 2 weeks to enter, you now have a month to enter! So get playing with your PKS and enter to win an AWESOME prize!

So for my card, I used the sketch (kinda) and pulled 4 colors from the color pallet as well as used the spooky tree in the photo as my inspiration to come up with this card....hope you like it!
To make my card, I used the adorable pumpkin from the October 2013 SOTM and colored him using my copic markers. Then using one of the faces from the Pumpkin Faces stamp set, I stamped it onto my pumpkin, added some white gel pen to his eyes and then cut the entire image out.
Seeing that the inspiration picture has that spooky tree on the door, I found some designer paper that had a similar tree and used that to make my "scene". I attached the pumpkin to my card, and added some grass, some Trendy Twine and the sentiment from the newly released Trio of Girl Ghosts stamp set.

Peachy Keen Stamps Used:

My Creative Time Products Used:
Stitched Rectangle Frame Dies (sneak)

Other Products Used:
Copics, white gel pen
Recollections~ Halloween Basics paper pad
kraft cardstock

I hope you have enjoyed my card and will play along with the new challenge!!
You can find out all the details by heading over to the Peachy Keen Blog as well as see the inspiration from the other DT members!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Treat Just for You......{MCT Designers Challenge}

Good Morning and welcome to another
My Creative Time ~Designers Challenge!!!
Today's challenge is to use the photo below for your project...
remember for these challenges, you can use the colors, the picture or a combination of both for your projects as well as MCT stamps and dies.

For my project I used the popcorn as my inspiration and tied in the brown, green and gray colors to make this.....
It's always fun to make little gifts to give and of course decorate up a boring package and that is exactly what I did with a bag of microwave popcorn.
This was very simple to do and can me decorated to fit any occasion. So here is how I make this.
I took a piece of brown card stock and covered the bag of popcorn. Making a large belly band.
Next I tied a big hemp ribbon around the top (this holds the wrapping on as well~ just a little extra reinforcement in case your adhesive comes apart) A few enamel dots to embellish and then I moved on to create the tag.
I used the Just Tags die and cut both layers, one in the green pattern paper and the other in gray card stock. I stamped the sentiment up the side of the tag using the Fright Night Stamp set then put it aside while I stamped, cut and colored my adorable piece of popcorn.
Once his glossy accent eyes were dry, I popped him up onto the tag and attached everything to my project using some Trendy Twine!

My Creative Time Products Used:
Other Products Used:
PK-1403 Popcorn People
Trendy Twine~Chocolate Truffle
copics, glossy accents, enamel dots, white gel pen

So there is my Designers Challenge inspiration. I hope you liked my project.
Make sure to head on over to the My Creative Time blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT and for all the details on linking up your project!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Thanks for all you do!..... {MCT Made in Minutes}

Good Morning and Welcome to
My Creative Time's~ Made In Minutes!
This is where the MCT DT shares quick and easy projects using MCT stamps and dies that you can recreate in no time.

I am always looking for Thank You cards, especially for teachers to give during Teacher Appreciation Week. Yes I know that it is a ways away but with the school year just starting here I thought I would create an easy to replicate card to keep in my stash for when the time comes. 
Here is my CAS design that you can recreate in a matter of minutes and would be very easy to mass produce. I sure hope you like it......
This is how I made my card.... I started with a kraft card stock base and added a layer of red card stock topped with a die cut white card stock mat. Next I stamped my sentiment using the new Write on Stamp set that was released last month from MCT.  Then using the Love to Learn stamp and die set, I cut out the adorable apple and the corresponding pieces and put it all together to pop up onto my card front. 
To finish off my card, I added a small brown hemp bow to the apple.

Supplies Used:
My Creative Time~Love to Learn
Rectangle Die (sneak)

Other Supplies Used:
Kraft, White and Red card stock
Brown Hemp 

Want to see more MIM projects?
Make sure to check out the other DT member's projects over on Emma's blog~
My Creative Time.
I know you will LOVE all the inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT Monday!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

PKS September New Release Blog Hop!

The excitement has been building for the past two days and now the time has FINALLY arrived!

WELCOME to the September Release and Reveal Blog Hop at Peachy Keen Stamps!

This All Occasion release brings wonderful images for projects centered around a birthday theme, as well as some great stamps that pair up perfectly with stamps that have been released previously this year. 
I can see the Birch Background stamp used with our camping themed release, a rustic Christmas project, Halloween, masculine “guy” cards and so, so much more!
 Smile Eagle goes amazingly well with the Birch Background, too, and can’t us just see that little fella used for some AWESOME patriotic projects? 
There’s the Haunted A2 Background, which comes just in time to make some quick and easy Halloween projects, OR pair it up with last month’s release or ANY of our Halloween themed stamps for more versatility. 
The PKSC-33 Stamp of the Month, Ballerina Bear, and the Sentiments for the September 2014 Release are fabulous “go to” sets for any age! 
And last but certainly not least are the Variety Face Assortments. It wouldn’t be a PKS release without faces, and these are some of the cutest and most versatile yet! Turn a simple project into something SUPER SPECTACULAR just by adding an adorable Peachy Keen Face! These are must haves, for sure!!

Off the charts AMAZING, right? These stamps are NOW available in The Peachy Keen Stamps Shop, and as always, you can pick these new releases up at a discounted price for a limited time!

Now it’s time to do a little hopping to celebrate AND give you a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Peachy Keen Stamps!!  The WINNER from the Blog Hop as well as the winners from both days of sneak peeks will be announced here on Monday, September 8th.

You should be coming from the very talented
if not, head on back to 
you are not going to want to miss a thing!

For my hop project, I used the adorable Eagle and made a patriotic card! OMG I can not get over how ADORABLE this eagle is! And there are several different faces that Kathy designed to use with this cutie! Here is my card....
For my card I stamped the Smile Eagle with the face from the new 1 1/8" Variety set onto a die cut circle. After coloring him using my copics, I added him to my card mat, which consists of both designer paper and white cardstock. After he was in place, I added several die cut stars and some randomly placed matching sequins. Finally I stamped my sentiment onto a banner die cut and popped it up onto the front of my card.

Supplies Used:
Peachy Keen Stamps~ Smile Eagle (New Release)
PK~1430 Variety Faces 1 1/8" (New Release)
My Creative Time~Bunch of Fun Circle Dies
Rectangle Dies (sneak for September)
Doodlebug Designs~Patriotic Parade paper pad
copics, sequins, chalk

Below, you’ll find the complete blog hop order, and all you need to do to be eligible for the prize is hop along, and leave comments here and on our designer’s blogs. That’s it! We’ll select one random winner from ALL the comments to win the $50 prize so they can do a little peachy shopping! Have fun, enjoy the hop, and GOOD LUCK!!!

Jessica Esch~ ME~

Thanks for joining us for our September Release! 
We love and appreciate our peachy friends so much, and we hope you’ve enjoyed the creations as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing them to you!

Your next stop is the super talented
enjoy the rest of the hop and have a GREAT weekend!

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