Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My First Giveaway!!!

Yay!! I 'm so excited to do the first giveaway on my blog.   I'll be honest, it may be my only 
giveaway if no one seems interested in it or I just totally forget about my blog and never mess with it again (which could happen but that's not the plan ;)  ).
Anyway, I've been making these little personalized picture frames for myself and a few gifts here and there and I've really had some good feedback on them.  I'm in the process of getting a few finished for purchase but I'm just trying to figure out the best way to go about it.  Here are three that I made for my mom this last Christmas.

I would love your feedback, but to be entered into the giveaway all you have to do is become a follower of  my blog.  When I hit 33 I will use to choose a winner.  Why 33? Next week I'll have my 33rd birthday and what better way to celebrate than having a little drawing for my blog friends.  Oh yeah, I guess you'd like to know what the giveaway is for.  Here's a little "sweet" frame I made for summer (I'm very sad it's almost over).  It takes a 3"x3" photo. Just make sure there is a way for me to contact you if your number is drawn. 
Here's the frame that's up for grabs.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Merry Christmas.....

Ok, I know it's a little early but I've been wanting to get a few ideas for my Christmas cards this year.  I'm determined to do them and I definitely need to start early to accomplish my goal.  I decided to make this card so I could use it in the Peachy Keen Challenge #58.  I really like the way it turned out.

I used paper from JoAnn Fabrics and the Merry Christmas stamp was from Hobby Lobby a few years ago.  I used Stampin Up ink.  I only have a few Cricut cartridges and had to be a little creative to get the exact card shape I had in my mind.  I"m sure there is an easier way but I used my gypsy to weld together two pieces.  One from Gypsy Wanderings and one from Tags, Bags and More.  Hope you enjoy!! 

Monday, August 01, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #57 w/ a Twist.

I love Peachy Keen Stamps and when I saw this challenge I knew I had to give it
a try.  The twist of this challenge was making the card sketch with a color palate of coral, robin's egg blue and honeydew.  These colors remind me of vintage kitchen fabrics that I absolutley love.  I also needed to make a birthday card for my mom so I couldn't pass this opportunity up.  Anyway, here's my recipe....

Pattern Paper:
DCWV Paper Stack Nana's Nursery Baby Girl
Colorbok Pattern Paper Pack from Walmart Earth Tones

Solid Cardstock from Hobby Lobby

Circles cut from Cricut Cartridge Doodlecharms
Strawberries cut from Cricut Cartridge Indie Art
Happy Birthday tag cut from Cricut Cartridge Wild Card

I also inked the edges with ink from the dollar bins @ Michael's