Saturday, August 31, 2013

Pinque Peacock is on my blog today.....

Hope everyone is having a safe and fun holiday weekend!
I am working this weekend so I am not doing much 
but playing with my pretties from Pinque Peacock.

Don`t you just love the pretty pink fabric covered button...
and its layered on a elegant floral... which is made with 
crinkle ribbon from  3 Girl Jam.
The digi is from Skdigis...
Copics are ... E35,33,37 RV19, R85,G05,09
I added stickles to the leaves...lime green..
I cut out leaves and pop dotted them to add dimension.
I added antique linen distress ink to all the layers..
I used my MS leaf corner punch.
The sentiment is computer generated.
I used craft cardstock and some vineyard berry colour..
I also used the Chevron Embossing Folder from Darice.
You can also buy this from Pinque Peacock.

This card will be added to SKdigi's linky party..

Friday, August 30, 2013

Pinque Peacock - My First Design Team Post

Happy Saturday Everyone...
Today I have two posts for you...
For the All That Stickles Linky Party post go here....

Today is my first post for Pinque Peacock...
I am so thrilled to be on this design team.. I can't even tell you..
All the pretties (as I call them) are amazing...
Check out the store here..... and today is the last day of the 
Back To School check it out!!!!

My first project is a layout I redid for my Uncle Ken's Celebration of Life.
I totally redid this layout  .... and then when I got my goodies from Jessica
I knew the pin was perfect for this layout.... It's an angel pin...
This picture is the twins... My Dad and Uncle Ken.

The paper is from CTMH...
Flourish is a die... my favorite I think..
some buttons from a kit from Up The Street Scrapbooking..

My next project is a washi tape holder that I made myself.
I saw this on facebook somewhere.(sorry I dont' know where)
I cut off the top..
I covered with some pretty paper I had in my stash..
I eyeballed it and then scored it to make it easier to fit..
I added my favorite flourish.. and my new bird flourish...
Then added the Big Fabric button from Pinque Peacock...

Isn't it just gorgeous...
I love all the pretty buttons that Jessica has available..
I also love the pins...all the pretty pins...
and the ribbon flowers...
and the felt flowers..
I could go on and on... just go and check out the store
and you will see!!!!

All That Stickles Linky Party-- Appreciation

Its all about appreciation....

Let's show it!!! 

Teachers, grandparents day, labour day.....

Join the All That Stickles linky party from Aug 31 until September 13th.

Join the linky party  here....

You can use any colour of stickles... 

 My project is for a teacher.... any teacher...

A+ teacher..

Stickles used are Crystal (one of my very fav/s), tropical tangerine
and mustard seed distress stickles.
I used the tropical tangerine on the eraser...
the mustard seed on the yellow part of the pencil...
and on the sentiment oval I randomly put crystal on the white....

The card is 5 x 6 1/2 .
The apple overlay and the bear and pencil 
and sentiment oval are from 
Creative Kuts is having a sale...

Use code SALE and your discount will be calculated at checkout.
 Have fun shopping.

The A+ teacher was made on my silhouette...
It was easy... I can't believe how easy...
This apple overlay was last weeks BAP
(build a project)
You can check out all the baps 
on facebook here!

Here are some linky party guidelines...

Linky Party Rules & Guidelines
  • Appreciation linky party is open from Saturday August 31st - Friday September 13th at 11:00 PM US CST
  • Any project you submit must be linked to your blog or online gallery.
  • Projects must be NEW, no backlinking, please.
  • Number of entries per linky party is unlimited.
  • You may link up ANY type of crafty project as long as it follows our theme
  • You may use as many colors of Stickles as you'd like on your projects
  • Winners will be randomly chosen.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Stamping Chef - Kraft Challenge....

This Stamping Chef challenge is all about Kraft...
(either print image on it or as backing, die cuts etc)

I chose to use Unity...
The Stamping Chef store is here....

I haven't added any words to this card
because I think I am going to use as a 10th anniversary card..

I want to make sure of the names and dates.

My card is 6x6 kraft cardstock from CTMH.
Some pp from my stash...
some ribbon...and a flower and leaf also from my stash..
I used copics to colour it... and distress inks to distress..

You can find The Stamping Chef's Challenge here....

Come and join us with your Kraft paper!!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tips And Techniques Tuesday..... All That Stickles

Hello Stickles Fans... It's Laura today with a little fun with Stickles!
This is my first technique post for All That Stickles...
we have a new technique or tip every Tuesday..
Here is a little poem from one of my favorite Cricut gals (okieladybug) wrote...
and I think it's just perfect...

Lightly, heavily
dotted, spotted
barely, fairly
dashed, slashed
and when I figure it out
right above my long eyelash!

Stickles are meant to be fun!!!!

I am adding some pictures throughout the post of my granddaughters Abby and Kyrie and myself
making some cards with stickles....

I add a light coat first then you can always add more....

Less is more... no blobbing.... I love the thin tip for outlining (above)

but I also love to use my finger...actually Kyrie using her finger (she is 6)(on her own pic)

I also use a toothpick alot...this is Abby (11 years old)

Both Abby and Kyrie managed to get the Stickles in their hair....
and on the couch...... and on the carpet....

If you need to dry it quickly... use a heat gun carefully
or an adjustable heat lamp near the project helps to dry...

The thing you need to remember the most about Stickles is

There is NO WRONG WAY...

and remember... Stickles are Highly Addictive!!!

Check out the blog daily as Anne has Mixed Media Monday
and on Thursday it's Ranger Thursday!!!

here are the cards we made... 
both images are for the Owl Doodle Challenge from 2 Cute Ink

Challenges Entered....
Owl Doodle Challenge by 2 Cute Ink

Abby's Card
Coloured by Abby and card make by Abby and Grandma

Challenges entered....

1. Retrosketches - sketch

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Minion Mini Album from Creative kuts

Happy Sunday everyone!
Today I have for you a mini album I made from a Creative Kuts file...
This was part of Creative Kuts Crop Online...
a bonus file... Cheryl loves to give bonus files...

My minion mini album...
 I love these guys... I haven't bound it yet as I am not sure
what the best way to do it..
Any ideas would be appreciated!!!

and remember on Monday's a new BAP is posted ...
it is a free file from Creative Kuts...
get your's tomorrow....

Friday, August 23, 2013

Creative Kuts - Sew Thankful

This is the cutest file from Creative Kuts..
Check out all the Creative Kuts COL files... 
Sept 1st is a new COL and you can get the files for
$5 each.. they are amazing... (on facebook..)

Sew Thankful.....

Also every monday on facebook.. 
you can get Creative Kuts free BAP
(build a project)...
find it here on facebook....

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Roller Derby Challenge by The Stamping Chef & Simply B Stamps!

Happy Hump Day Everyone!!!!
I hope your here for the Roller Derby today! 
 This is has been so much fun!
Two amazing artists coming together head to head…. 

Now how cool is it these two fantastic companies coming together!! 
 I was so excited when 'The head chef' Tamara told us of what was coming up! 
Check out the details for the challenge 
and the free digi's at TSC Recipes on facebook!
So allow me to present to you…. 

Kitty Paw 
The Stamping Chef…..

I found the sentiment (Roller Derby is in my blood)
and the paper on the internet(freebies)
I made a center stair step card..
I used two buttons from my stash..
one ribbon...
and three papers...
which is the recipe for the challenge for  Kitty ...

I had to add a tattoo because when I looked at pics of 
roller derby most of the gals had tats...
and if you know me at all you know
I LOVE STICKLES.. so I added silver stickles 
all over...
now head on over to 

and join the challenge...and check out both Design Teams cards!!!!
They are amazing!!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

All That Stickles 1 + 2 = Blog Hop

Welcome to the 1 + 2 = Stickles Blog Hop 
brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

Back to school is just around the corner,
and what better way to start off the school year
 then with a bit of sparkle?! 
Today the design team is showcasing all sorts of
 glittery back to school projects 
that kiddos and teachers will love!

If you've come from Cathie's blog, 
 you're in the right place! 
If you have just come across the hop and 
would like to start from the beginning, please visit All that Stickles.

For my project, I made... 


Bookmarks are from My Scrap Chick

Stickles used are silver.....mustard seed distress stickles

xmas red.... candy cane...
paper from my stash...
These are for my grandchildren for school this year..
so we will be adding their initials...

Here is the bookmark Kyrie altered....
she put xmas red on the already sparkly thickers and added
more xmas red on the eraser... ( haha they love stickles as much as I do!)

and here is the locker mirror that my granddaughter Vail
and I altered with black diamond stickles and tropical tangerine stickles.
Vail is 8 but her school has lockers...
sorry for the poor pic but it has glare no matter how I put it!!!

We have blog candy for those
 who are a followers of All that Stickles 
and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! 
Winners will be announced Wednesday August 21st at All that Stickles.

$15 Gift Certificate

$25 Gift Certificate

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Karen's blog. 

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :) 
Don't forget to check out our Nature/Outdoors Linky Party!

My card will be entered in the following challenges... -  #5 school time - back to school - ATG -  #20 ATG

Friday, August 16, 2013

All That Stickles Linky Party - Nature/ Outdoors

WELCOME to the Nature/Outdoor Linky Party!

My project today is a birthday card...
The digi is from Bugaboo.. Scene it- Ladybugs
The copics I used are...G05.09.28  YR07,68
B04,05 Y15, 17,19, 100 Black, R46

Stickles Used are Baby Blue, Aqua, Organge Peel
Lime Green, Mustard Seed, Black Diamond
 I forgot to mention that this card is cut with my cameo
I love cutting the whole card like this.. it's so easy...
It is a mojo monday sketch 306 with a file from Scrappy Dew...

Linky Party Rules & Guidelines
  • Nature/Outdoors linky party is open from Saturday August 17th - Friday August 30th at 11:00 PM US CST
  • Any project you submit must be linked to your blog or online gallery.
  • Projects must be NEW, no backlinking, please.
  • Number of entries per linky party is unlimited.
  • You may link up ANY type of crafty project as long as it follows our theme
  • Create a nature/outdoors themed project to mark the end of summer.
  • Think camping, hiking, outdoor animals, flowers/trees, etc.

    Suggested Stickles Colors: Waterfall, Cinnamon, Patina, Baby Blue, Green, Aqua, Lagoon, True Blue
  • Winners will be randomly chosen.
And don't forget about the prizes! 
Every month we will have multiple sponsors and multiple winners! 
Winners are not announced on a weekly basis, 
but rather on a monthly basis. 
The more times you link up, the more chances you have to win! 
Our Sponsors are

Lovebug Creations - $15 GC
The Paper Nest Dolls - $25 GC
Bugaboo - 7 digis
SK Digis - 2 SINGLE digis of their choice 

Please join our linky party!

I have entered my card in these challenges.. - flower power - ATG - bugs plus die cut - ATG - birthday - don't bug me - ATG - ATG

Guest Designer - Muscially Challenged Blog Spot

Good Morning to everyone on this beautiful Saturday morning!
Today some of the Sous Chef's from The Stamping Chef
are Guest Designers over at Musically Challenged Blog Spot....
Here is the card I made for this challenge..

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It's Christmas Time at The Stamping Chef

Today at The Stamping Chef it's the start of a brand new challenge...
Its Christmas in August!

The Stamping Chef has a brand new blog
find us here!

Here is my card for this challenge

I used last weeks Mojo Monday sketch..
 The paper is from my stash...
I used Xmas Red stickles on her hat and outfit...
The sentiment was cut out from 12 x 12 paper 
and I added glossy accents...

On the blog there are links to the new store
the new gallery (which is open to all TSC fans)

Come and join us for the facebook challenge also
its called  Lift Off and it would make an awesome kids card!!!!