Let's Celebrate Blog Hop!

Happy New Year bloggies! I hope everyone has a great New Year's celebration. My Facebook status today is this: New year, new opportunities, new chances to live the life you've always imagined. I'm game. I think that's pretty appropriate for my life and I hope to follow it.

Moving on....JoAnna, a fellow Peachy Keen Stamp Designer asked me to participate in her Celebration Blog Hop, how fun! The card I made was a bit of a challenge for me for some reason. Some days I just have issues with being creative, it happens. I think it's fun though! Enjoy the rest of your hop, thanks for joining me here at Erin Lee Creative!
****PRIZE!**** To ring in 2011 right, I'm giving away a $10.00 Peachy Keen Stamps Gift Certificate! It will be emailed to one lucky winner, which I will pick Tuesday. Just leave a comment for your chance to win!

Here's the rest of the hop line up! Happy 2011 friends!


Unity Kit of the Month!

Santa brought me the Kit of the Month! WHOO HOO! I'm so pumped about this. I was so good all year ;)
This is a quick card I made with one of the stamps from the December kit. I LOVE this stamp, isn't it beautiful? If you are new to Unity Stamp Co, you really need to check out the sale they have going on right now. Stamps under $10! Sets too for cheap! And free shipping! Check it out here

I also used my new Martha Stewart fringe scissors I picked up at Michael's as well as my new Papertrey Ink flower die to layer my flower. OH and one of my new Tim Holtz distressing inks to vintage it up!

I'm getting ready to head to Kansas tomorrow. I have a few projects I plan on posting though when I'm gone! Have a great Wednesday friends.


Christmas Cheer Blog Hop!

Hello friends and first time visitors! We are in the home stretch now...this will be my last post until after Christmas. In the meantime, you can find me baking away in the kitchen and enjoying some good fun family time. LOVE IT!

Paula and Momo asked me to participate in their Christmas Cheer Blog Hop and I of course said YES since I'm the holiday cheermeister! :) I decided to post a few of my Christmas projects that I've been working so hard on the past few weeks. All of my presents have homemade tags and are waiting under the tree:
This is one of my favorite tags. I used Peachy Keen Stamps Our Two Angels In Heaven set. I am really partial to this set, it's just so cute! I also used a Unity Stamp sentiment. I keep joking that I spent all this work making these tags and receivers will just throw them away, but in all seriousness, I am proud of my work and my homemade Christmas items and that's all that really matters to me :)
Next, I am giving a few gift cards to people. I wanted to of course create something cute to put them in. I was under a time crunch with these, so I needed fast and simple. Distressed edges on Kraft card stock, patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, ribbon, a Unity Stamp Co stamp and a little round sticker to seal it! This one is holding an iTunes gift card inside ;)
And last, but certainly not least, my card sets. I have been working on these for what seems like forever! I completed 10 sets total and it took me a while because I wanted to make each set with that person in mind. I love how they turned out and I hope my gift receivers love them too!
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and many wonderful blessings in 2011! Now...on with the hop, next stop is Gloria.


Layered Vintage Flowers with the Cricut (and Winner!)

OMG OMG OMG 5 days until CHRISTMAS! WHOO HOO! Let the unwrapping begin! Can y'all tell I'm so excited? I finished wrapping presents last night, my husband even helped while we watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. My favorite line: "The man was wearing a blue leisure suit and his plates were from Kansas" HAHAHA...love that he is from Kansas. Anyway...is everyone ready? Are all your gifts bought? Wrapped? Stockings hung by the chimney with care? Ok, on with today's post....This is part 2 video of my vintage tag. This video is how to make the vintage layered flowers with the Cricut.

OH...I almost forgot.....y'all probably want to know who won the Jubilee Cricut Cartridge from Kathy's Birthday Blog Hop! Well, the winner is......

Nadia's World said...

Your card is soooo cute! I love the bee, she's Sassy!!

Happy Bday Kathy!!


Congrats girlie! Please email me your mailing address and I will get that out to you.


Vintage Tag with Unity Stamp Co

Happy Sunday friends. I shot this video yesterday for y'all to see how I do my vintage tags. I had to break up the two videos, so this is how to make the tag. I will show you the second part on how to make the layered flower on your Cricut later today. Have fun!


Unity Stamp Co Iron Orchid Designs Card Set

I'm going to be doing a video tutorial on this tag this weekend and you'll see how easy it is!
Happy Friday friends, Erin here. Yep, still workin on card sets. I have 3 to go....I WILL finish this weekend. That'll make 13 total sets. I'm pretty excited about them and I hope my gift receivers will like them! I've been playing with my new Iron Orchid Designs Stamp Sets from Unity, aren't they just gorgeous? I just luv em! Have a great, productive weekend....the LAST before Christmas! YAY!!!!


Happy Birthday Peachy Queen!!!!

It's a fabulous woman's birthday today!!! Kathy, aka the Peachy Queen, is the owner and creator of Peachy Keen Stamps. If you are a follower of my blog, you surely know about these precious little stamps since I am a Design Team member for them (and so blessed to be one) and use em all the time. Well, her birthday is today and her sweet daughter (who also happens to be my BESTIE) organized a Blog Hop just for the Queen's special day! Awww ain't that so sweet? Daughter of the Year award!

Here is my card, made JUST for Kathy. Happy Birthday Kathy! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day. You are a total creative genius and have such a BIG heart. Thank you for all you do, I'm so blessed to be able to work with you! You are THE queen of your very own crafty kingdom!
In honor of Kathy's birthday, I am personally giving away the Cricut Jubilee Cartridge to ONE lucky commenter! I will pick a winner Monday morning. pssst be sure to become a fan on FB, my link is on the top of my blog...only if you wanna, of course :)
Here's another cool thing about this hop: Angelica is giving away 10 random commenters (pulled from ALL blog comments) to win 10 of Kathy's Favorite Crafty Things! How cool! So be sure to leave lots of comments along the way. Here is the Bloggity Hop order, Emma is your next stop!!!!

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/(Announcement will be Made Here)
Angelica & Adrianne - http://www.handmadebyangelica.com/
Viv - http://craftinghaven.blogspot.com/
Kim - http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/
Lorie - http://www.thethinkinspot.blogspot.com/
Heidi - http://gotscraps.blogspot.com/
Janice - http://stampingwithjanice.blogspot.com/
Joanna - http://scrap-making.blogspot.com/
Nikki - http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com/
Erin - http://www.erinleecreative.com/
Emma - http://www.creativetimeforme.com/
Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Samantha - http://samanthacasey.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com/
Jessica B. - http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
Abby - http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
Gaby - http://www.gabycreates.com/
Linda- http://www.krazyquilling.com/
Dobea - http://dobeaalberts.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Jessica K. - http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/
Glorajean - http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
Liz - http://skittles-and-scrapbooks.blogspot.com/
Jessica M.- http://www.KinderStampo.com/
Jenny - http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Kimmy - http://scrappinwithkimmy.blogspot.com/
Sandra - http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Sarah - http://www.pinkcricut.com/
Mandy - http://stamping4u.blogspot.com/
Lauren - http://laurenscraps.blogspot.com/
Raven - http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Janis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
Momo - http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/
Paula - http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/
Corri - http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/


More Card Set Fun with Unity

Hello all! I didn't want ya'll to think I was abandoning you so I wanted to post a card from my card sets I'm working on. I'm making 12 total sets (all unique and personalized) and have 4 more to go! I will post a picture of them in all their glory when I finish (sometime in the year 2042). These stamps are from Unity's Singing Souls set. Fun!
And my beautiful mess :)


Quick Card Set with Unity Stamps

Hello bloggies! My doggie decided she needed to wake me up super early this morning, so I got a quick card set done for a Christmas present! I need to get moving on these...Christmas is just 2 weeks away! I have 4 sets done and would like to have about 12....eeep! I keep them pretty simple with just stamping and some embellies. I used the Unity Stamp set One of a Kind by Melody Ross. Have a great weekend everyone! I'm going to wrap presents and make fudge today :)


Another tag!

Yes, another tag! It's Pink By Design Team Day! I'm really loving playing with my Promarkers, practice makes perfect! (I'm still in practice mode, clearly). Tags are super easy to create and add the perfect personalized touch to my packages. They can also be used as ornaments! Hooray for recycling!

Pink By Design Christmas Wishes stamp set
Peachy Keen Stamps Too Sweet To Eat stamp
Papertrey Ink Kraft & Pure Poppy card stock
DCWV Winter Stack
Crop-a-dile, bling, SU edge punch, ribbon, stickles


Birthday Soiree Winners!

Before I post the winners, I wanted to show you a few tags I made last night with my new PKS  snowman stamp. I got to play some more with my new Promarkers, which I'm loving! I hope to start some tutorials on them soon because I know they aren't very common here in the US. I still have SO many tags to make...
Ok, I just spent a lot of time counting! You guys ready? Here we go! If you see your name, please email me your mailing address so I can get these goodies out before the insane holiday USPS rush! Congrats to the winners!

iRock Winner:
Jen at jennyscards.blogspot.com

Pink By Design Take the Cake Stamp Set:
Lesley from WI

Peachy Keen Stamps Happy Lashes:
Denise at cricutmyway.blogspot.com

Market Street Stamp Sets:

Unity Stamp Hello My Name Is:
Nadia's Beautiful Mess

Unity Stamp Heart Journaling:
Angelica at HandmadebyAngelica.com

Unity Stamp Monthly Report:
Stacy at mycraftingtime.com

Stampin Up Ink Pad and Punch:
Saundra at luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com

Chicken Girl Design Birthday Stamp Set:
Stephanie at Stephanie's Paper Creations


Birthday Soiree! Giveaway Day 7

This is IT folks! How sad, my birthday celebration week has come to an end. But on a brighter note, tomorrow evening I get to pick ALL the winners, yee haw! I will post them Wednesday morning so be on the lookout, there will be lots of winners, maybe one will be you!

Tonight, I wanted to showcase more Unity Stamps on my final birthday project. I love this Fizzy Feelings set so much because I LOVE soda a whole bunch. I hope you enjoy my Cricut-less card :)
My last giveaway is sponsored by the oh-so-awesome I {Heart} Papers. They have an AWESOME selection of craft goodies online and shipping is lightening fast. Did I mention they sell Unity Stamps? YEP! So be sure to check out their site and also leave a lil Facebook love on their Facebook page. For a chance to win this uber-cute Chicken Girl Design Birthday Wishes stamp set, be sure to comment on this post.
Thanks so much everyone for joining me for my Birthday Soiree! I had a blast and am so glad ya'll shared in the celebration!

Birthday Soiree! Giveaway Day 6

Just 2 more days + giveaways left! Aren't ya'll sad it's coming to an end? I can't wait to pick all the winners and ship off all these amazing goodies!

Today I'm featuring my most favorite Stampin Up rep EVER! I love Stampin Up products, especially their card stock and their ink pads. Barb, my rep, has been such an angel to me helping me with orders and informing me of awesome sales. She is very responsive and so caring. So if you need a SU rep, visit her order webpage or blog. This is the card I made with her in mind, first time using Promarkers! :) The stamp I used is PKS Our 2 Angels In Heaven.
She has sponsored today's giveaway with a Scallop Trim Border Punch and a Blushing Bride Classic Ink Pad - whoo hoo!
Be sure to jump over to her Facebook page and tell her hello. Don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win today's giveaway!


Birthday Soiree! Giveaway Day 5

HELLOOOOOO UNITY! I love Unity Stamp Co.!

I just recently decided to go back to doing simple stamping + coloring and have challenged myself to do a bit more "sans Cricut" projects. I am LOVING Unity Stamps to help create totally awesome, simple projects with their super cool rubber stamps. Right now, Unity is having free shipping until the end of the year on all purchases which is totally awesome. They also have sales and daily deals. I'm really hoping Santa will bring me the Kit of the Month membership, it's a completely great deal: you get an amazing set of stamps each month plus other discounts for only $26. Yipee! Here's my card I made using Melody Ross' set "All Worth It..." and Undeniably You. Isn't that shoe amazing?

So here's what I'm giving away today....3, yes I said THREE amazingly fun good ole rubber stamps! These are BIG stamps, perfect for journaling and scrapbooking. I will pick 3 commenters to win 1 of these sets: Heart Journaling, My Name Is and Monthly Report. This way, more people can win! Good luck!

Birthday Soiree! Giveaway Day 4

Good morning friends! Today I am so super excited to be showcasing a guest designer and good friend of mine. Angelica has quickly become truly a GREAT friend to me, we have a LOT in common and I just love her (and her creativity) to pieces! She also happens to be the owner of Market Street Stamps. Have you seen these stamps yet? They are really, really cute and are the same tried-and-true quality of Peachy Keen Stamps. She used two of her stamps in this SUPER cute and colorful card, Simply Stitched Borders and Computer Cutie. I LOVE THIS CARD SO MUCH!

And guess what else? YEP, she is giving away these TWO amazing sets to a lucky commenter! Isn't that so awesome? Here are the sets:
So don't forget to comment for a chance to win and be sure to head on over to her blog and leave her some love too! :)

I will be posting another giveaway post today since I missed yesterday's post due to birthday festivities, so be sure to check back later today! 


Birthday Soiree! Giveaway Day 3

It's.....Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday and my BIRTHDAY! That makes me very happy, so I'm meshing the birthday celebration with this PKS challenge. We were tasked with creating a project using a paper bag. Tricky! This was definitely a challenge for me. I ended up using part of a cardboard box, and heaven knows I get plenty of boxes delivered to my house this time of year! hee hee.

This is a tag I made using cardboard, Doodlecharms cartridge (snowman), distressing inks, Martha Stewart glitter, Unity Stamps (snowflake and sentiment), ribbon, other embellies and....Peachy Keen Stamps Happy Lashes! I'm obsessed with making tags right now.

Speaking of PKS Happy Lashes, who wants to win the Happy Lashes Face Assortment?

OMG! This prize is SO awesome isn't it?!?!?! Just comment on this post what your favorite thing to make is during the holidays for a chance to win! Good luck!


Birthday Soiree! Giveaway Day 2

Today is my LAST day of my 20's. AHHHHH! That is just crazy. I'm ready though :)

I gotta tell you, my crafty friends are the GREATEST and I just love them so much! They make me laugh, encourage me and inspire me which is just THE BEST.

Today, I have a special guest designer to share with you. Her name is Sarah, and many of you may know her as Pink Cricut. She is always sharing amazing deals, news and projects to fellow crafters on her website anddddd she just so happens to sell some pretty amazing sentiment stamps that go perfect with your Cricut cuts! Her stamps are included in my "favorite things" because I love being a designer for her! She did a banner for me, which is perfect because I just lurve me some banners.
Isn't it cute and festive? She has more details on how she made it on her blog. And guess what else? She is also sponsoring my giveaway for today....
Take the Cake Stamp Set! Yee haw! Just leave a comment on this post telling me a fun story about a friend, and you'll be entered to win this fun stamp set. I am loving reading all the comments about your favorite gifts, so this one should be fun too!

I'll see ya'll tomorrow on the BIG day! Just a little hint: It's a Peachy Keen Day tomorrow which makes me oh so happy!!! ;)


Birthday Soiree! Giveaway Day 1

Good morrrrrrrning! Welcome to December, and welcome to my first day of my Birthday Soiree!

My project for the day: an oh-so-cute card using Twinkle Toes Lite Cartridge, Peachy Keen Stamps Princess Faces, PinkByDesign stamps, DCWV Black Current stack and my...iRock! (Which just so happens to be what I'm giving away today!) 
***Giveaway**** Please leave a comment telling me what your favorite birthday present to date has been for a chance to win an iRock!!!! I'll be picking all the winners at the beginning of next week, because I have LOTS to give away! Thanks for joining me this week!


Christmas Gift Tag

I'm totally in the Christmas spirit! I am going to be making TAGS, lots of gift tags, finishing up my Christmas card gift sets and drinking lots of hot cocoa the next few weeks. OH, and celebrating my birthday Friday! :) This is a tag I made without the Cricut, can you believe it? Just Unity Stamps, My Mind's Eye paper, Papertrey Ink Kraft card stock and some embellies. Super simple!


It's Black Friday - Jolly Holidays card!

Yo yo yo! Even though I said I wouldn't do Black Friday, when I saw Michael's was opening at 5 pm last night and Walmart at midnight, I decided I could definitely do that! I got a lot of great deals at Michael's, I think the best deals (that are still going on) is holiday paper 50% off and those Jumbo Stickle sets for $6.99! I got the Jolly Holidays and Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite cartridges at Walmart, too. Here is my first card with Jolly Holidays. Products I used that are on sale right now online are below.

Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite cartridge (exclusive to Walmart right now)
Unity Stamp Co Peace. Joy. Love stamp (Unity Stamp Co is having a GREAT sale online!)
Market Street Stamps background image Too Many Martinis (20% plus a freebie this weekend!)
Peachy Keen Stamps Animal Faces + Christmas Character Assortment (huge sale this weekend!)
kraft card stock, stickles, Stampin Up ribbon

I hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving, enjoy your weekend!


Hellooooooo Shopping!

Good morning crafty friends! Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving? I know I am fo sho! I worked on a card last night that is sorta kinda sans Cricut? Ok, not really but it's simple enough. I used my new Unity Stamp Co set Melody Ross Brave Girl Boots for the sentiment and the Nifty Fifties cartridge for the flower. I cut the flower 4 times from my Gypsy, each .5 inch difference in size then distressed the edges with my new sponge, much easier! (Thank you for the tips on the type of distressing tool to use with different inks.) Then I pop dotted each flower layer and added a bling brad. Simple, easy, pretty.
A couple of sales I will be hitting or have already hit up (online, cause I just don't do Walmart at 5 am, although that teal Expression is RATHER tempting and I'm already done with all my shopping :0)....

Peachy Keen Stamps sale starts tomorrow, tiered discounts with a freebie (gotta love it)

Market Street Stamps is giving away a freebie stamp with a purchase and other fun news!

Unity Stamp Co. crazy good sales going on right now with free shipping

Pink By Design sale starts tomorrow, get your sentiment on

Now, why are you still here? Go forth and shop....make me proud ;)


Unity Stamps!

I decided to get back to the basics of paper crafting, stamping and INK. I started paper crafting with my Cricut and never really got the experience of stamping so I've decided to do more projects without my Cricut to challenge myself. But don't worry, I won't ignore my Cricut for too long :)

I need to enlighten you all on the beauty of Unity Stamps, if you don't already know. Wonderful, glorious, make me smile good ole rubber stamps. I got my first set in the mail today (Melody Ross Brave Girl Boots) and of course I had to play. Turns out I couldn't put them down. I am in LOVE! Hopefully Santa know I would LOVE the kit of the month club for Christmas (or better yet, my birthday...it's sooner!). Wouldn't that be the BEST!? I was able to knock out another card set for a Christmas present, yeah me! Happy viewing!


Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday Challenge #5

Happy Friday friends! Friday means it's time for PKS LFIF Challenge Time! This week, you are tasked with creating a holiday invite. How festive! Hop on over to the Peachy Keen Blog to find out allllll about it. The prize this week is super fun - the Winter Frolic cartridge! Oooo la la! Good luck!

Here is my project: a Cookie Exchange Party Invitation! I really want to do this this year, I think it would be super fun, we'll see if I have the time to organize it :)

Inside of invitation: I put a recipe card in the pouch so they could bring their recipe along with their cookies to exchange.
Close-ups (click to view larger):
Cartridges: Winter Frolic (gingerbread man), Christmas (sleigh), Smiley Cards (sugar cookies = donut, hole removed in Gypsy), Create a Critter (string of lights), From My Kitchen (rolling pen, measuring spoons)
Papertrey Ink card stock, ribbon and twine colors - Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst & Kraft
Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio Kitchen Stack (Hobby Lobby)
Peachy Keen Face Stamps - Happy Lashes (cookies), Everyday Faces (light bulbs), Winter Faces (gingerbread man)
Pink By Design stamps - Tags & Treats

...phew, I used a LOT of stuff!

And while you're here, I would be so grateful if you hop over to Scrapbooks Etc. and vote for my card, it's in the running to win. It's super fast, easy (no sign up required) and you can vote once a day. Thank you so much!


Do you love me? Please vote for my card!

Good morning friends! I need your assistance! Do you remember this card?

Well....I got an email this morning that it is in the running to win over at Scrapbooks Etc. I would be so so very thankful if you would hop over there real quick and vote for my card to win! Here is the link.
Thanks so much for supporting me! xoxo


Baby It's Cold Outside card + PKS Blog Hop WINNER!

Tonight I was chatting with some crafty Facebook friends and somehow, the cartridge Doodlecharms came up. I expressed my disinterest for this cartridge and decided to give it another chance tonight. I also really wanted to showcase the new Peachy Keen Stamps Happy Lashes face assortment set, and a snowman was on the brain because I'm totally in the mood for CHRISTMAS!!!! :)
Doodlecharms cartridge - snowman
Winter Frolic cartridge - hat
Recollections Kraft card stock
The Paper Studio / Hobby Lobby patterned paper
Peachy Keen Stamps Happy Lashes
SU markers, bling, ribbon and.....a cotton ball!

Okay, okay...I know ya'll are dying to find out who WON the PKS Happy New Year! 1-1/8 faces from the blog hop so.....random.org chose..........LAURA!!! Congrats Laura! ;) Please send me your mailing address and I will get those to you asap! And don't forget to share what you create with them :)

Laura Finson said...

Too Cute Erin! Love the color choices (as always!). You are sooooo creative....


Just the Ticket projects

Hi bloggies! I hope you are having a great weekend. I had a great Saturday, complete with some craft time. I spent most of the day playing around with my new Papertrey Ink Just the Ticket stamp set and die. I must say, this is such an AWESOME and versatile stamp set and also super easy to use!

I needed a birthday card and a wedding card, along with a jump start on my Christmas gift-giving projects. I am giving out card set boxes for some of my gifts (these clear boxes are also from PTI). Here are a few pictures of all of the cards I've made today, all from this stamp set. The cake / cat is cut from my NEW Birthday Bash cartridge and the NEW Peachy Keen Stamps Happy Lashes set. FYI: the ticket die works likes a dream in my Cuttlebug with this sandwich: A, B, die, paper, C plates.