1.31.2011

Twilight card

I will admit it, I am a Twi-hard, it's true. I can't wait for the next movie, it's gonna be SUPER good. I am interested to see how they will make it work in a movie ;) Anyway, I picked up the new DCWV Immortal Love stack and couldn't wait to use it with my Craft Lounge stamps, For-bitten. I got these stamps probably almost a year ago now at Archiver's and hadn't even opened them! Perfect match. Enjoy!


1.30.2011

Celebrating my cowboy boots

I love my cowboy boots. There is something so empowering about them. Maybe I'm channeling my country roots. Maybe it's because they give me a sense of freedom. Maybe because I feel powerful in them, a strong independent woman. They are beautiful, unique and historical. Today I'm celebrating my cowboy boots with a few projects. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them. I hope you get a chance to create something beautiful or celebrate something special today.

1.29.2011

Girls Rock card

Good morning friends! Yes, I am up early - working in my craft room. Yes I was up late - working in my craft room. Wouldn't have it any other way! Today I have a pretty special card for you. Do you like it? I hope so! I used the Rock Princess cartridge and some other fun stuff ;) Off to make my coffee!

1.28.2011

Shoe card

Last night I wanted to play with my Unity Stamp Co Kit of the Month for February. So many great stamps on this collection, I love em more and more each month! Speaking of things I love....shoes! Isn't this stamp so cute? I love the shading and depth of it. The sentiment is perfect too :) Kept it simple on this one. Have a great weekend friends!

Pink By Design Team Friday!

Today for Design Team Friday, Sarah asked us to create a birthday card for her little boy who is turning 5! Happy Birthday Jaxen! I used some fun boyish colors for this card along with the dino from Boys Will Be Boys cartridge and Pink by Design Girls Just Wanna Have Fun stamp set. I will have another post for you later today, Happy Friday!

1.25.2011

She Sprouted Wings card (plus PKS winner!)

Good morning lovely friends. I got a fabulous package in the mail yesterday from Little Paper Sprinkles. Kristi is a sweet friend and she can (and will) find anything your little crafty heart desires and ship it to you through her Etsy store. AND she's super fast which we all can appreciate - when we want something, we want it NOW! I ordered a bunch of fabulous Glimmer Mists and I wanted to give a few of my colors a test run and create a stamped card. Love em of course!

Recipe:
Unity Stamp Co Melody Ross She Sprouted Wings set
Papertrey Ink card stock and ribbon in Hibiscus Burst
DCWV patterned paper
Glimmer Mist in Black Magic and Starfish
stickles

ALSO - I wanted to announce the WINNER of the PKS January Release Blog Hop! Random.org chose #2 which was Sandy S. at The Crafty Creation Spot! Congrats Sandy, please email me your mailing address so I can get the Bushy Tailed & Bright Eyed set out to you!

Also, please mark your calendars for February 5. I have a super exciting announcement I can't wait to share with all of you!

1.24.2011

Music Mondays Challenge: Satellite

Sorry I am running a little behind on my post this afternoon! It's time for another Music Mondays Challenge. First thing: last week's random winner is.....#7 JOVAN! Congrats Jovan, please email me your mailing address so I can ship you the Pagoda cartridge! It's my week to chose so I went with Satellite by Guster. I love this song so much, I hope you enjoy it too.
So this week, the challenge is to create a project that includes space elements: planets, sun, moon or stars. Here is my project:
The tag includes a lot of Glimmer Mist (the white is sparkly, just hard to see), The Twinery Twine and stamps from Unity Stamp Co. Speaking of Unity Stamp Co., Angelica is sponsoring this sweet stamp as the giveaway this week! Thank you Angelica!
Don't forget to check out my girl Angelica's take on this challenge, it is OUT OF THIS WORLD! Sorry, had to throw out that pun. Anyway....we can't wait to see the projects this week, just link up here!











1.22.2011

Party Like a Rockstar

Oh SNAP! I found the Cricut Formal Occasion cartridge at my Michael's last night, so I snatched it up as fast as my grubby little hands could get it. When I got home, I realized there was literally ONE cut on it that I just couldn't wait to make, so....thus, my DJ Rocker Chick girl! Isn't she cute? The card shape is also from Formal Occasion. I made this card well.....not so formal :)

I'm off to go cheer on my Kansas Jayhawks Basketball boys (#2 in the country right now, thank you very much!) and go to yummy dinner at Uncle Julio's, veggie tamales are callin my name!

Recipe:
Stampin Up card stock in Rich Razzleberry (one of my faves!)
Peachy Keen Stamps Laughy Taffy Faces (another one of my faves!)
Pink by Design Rock On stamp set (fave!)
DCWV Black Currant patterned paper (fave!)
white gelly roll pen
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot
ribbon from Michael's
stickles

Happy Birthday to my bestie Angelica!


It's a VERY special girl's birthday today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELICA! I sent her a lil crafty package in the mail along with this card. It's *HER* cute little robot stamp she sells on her site HERE. Cute, eh? Angelica is my crafty bestie, my music soul sista, a big inspiration and encourager to me and also known as the owner and creator of Market Street Stamps! She's basically SUPER WOMAN! Happy Birthday Bestie!!! I hope you have a fabulous day and are spoiled rotten :) Love ya lots Miss Thang! xoxo

1.21.2011

PKS Let's Face It Friday Challenge: XOXO (and Winners!)

Hello again friends! Another Peachy Keen post. Today, it's time for the Let's Face It Friday Challenge. This week, the challenge is to incorporate "X's and O's" into your project. Remember to use your PKS faces and link up on the PKS blog for a chance to win a super peachy new release prize!
Recipe:
Stampin Up and Papertrey Ink card stock
Patterned paper from Martha Stewart Valentine's Day line at Michael's
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
Peachy Keen Stamps Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed set
Unity Stamp Set Sending My Love (letter and sentiment)
Stampin Up border punch
The Twinery twine

Oh and YES! It's time to announce the winners of my 1000 Followers Giveaway! Random.org drew:

Gigi @ The Cricut Bug - winner of Pagoda cartridge and PKS Critter Faces
Lindsay @ Lindsay's Craft Lounge - winner of Preserves cartridge and PKS Laughy Taffy Faces

Congrats ladies! Please email me your mailing address so I can get the prizes out to you!

1.20.2011

Peachy Keen Stamps January Release Blog Hop!

Hello hello! If you came from Nikki's blog, you are on the right track....ready for my projects? Sweet, let's go! I am debuting Peachy Keen Stamps Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed Faces. AHHH-MA-ZING! I love these lil dudes / dudettes so much. They are so fun to play with. Here are a few projects I created with them. Tomorrow, I am posting yet another project with them for Let's Face It Fridays Challenge. Can you say addicted? These critters are from Create a Critter cartridge, sentiment stamps from Pink By Design.
AND....right here on this post, you have a chance to WIN the Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed Assortment Set!!! This is the BIG set! Just leave a post below by Sunday at midnight for your chance to win. I will draw a random winner Monday morning. Good luck!

Now, keep on hoppin....click on the button below to go to Emma's blog!

PKS January Blog Hop

 Here's the list of blogs in case you get lost ;)
Peachy Keen Blog - http://www.peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com
Kathy - http://www.peachykeenstamps-kathy.blogspot.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/ (YOU ARE HERE!)
Emma - http://www.creativetimeforme.com/
Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Samantha - http://samanthacasey.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com/
Angelica - http://www.handmadebyangelica.com/

Easy Stitches Stencil Video Tutorial

Hey y'all! Just a quick video tutorial on my new Paper Pizazz Easy Stitches Stencil. I'll see you back here at 7 pm CST for the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog Hop-a-roo!

1.19.2011

Peachy Keen January Release Sneak Peek!

Who's excited for some new Peachy Keen Stamps? I know I was VERY excited when I saw what Kathy came up with this time around, she blows my mind with her creativity! I hope everyone joins us for the big Blog Hop HERE tomorrow evening at 7 pm CST, it's going to be so fun - lots of inspiration, lots of new faces and LOTS of prizes! Can I get a WHA WHA?! See you then!

1.17.2011

Music Mondays Challenge #2

Good Monday morning bloggies! It's time for our second Music Monday already. It's Angelica at Handmade by Angelica's turn this week to host the challenge over on her blog, so head over there for all the deets (including a super fab prize). This week, she chose "Golden" by Jill Scott. The challenge is to create a project with something GOLDEN, whether that be the color GOLD or something GOLDEN in your heart. 
In the song, she says "Livin my life like it's golden". I interpret that as creating your own life the way you imagine. So this is the card I came up with. I hardly ever use gold or orange in my projects so I wanted to challenge myself with those colors, and am really happy with the results. Thank you, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade!
Recipe:
Stampin Up card stock
Unity Stamp Co Donna Downey She Said stamp set
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade 
Spellbinders Dahlia dies
Promarkers
stickles
bling

Jump over to Angelica's blog to enter, we can't wait to see all the great entries again this week! Y'all did fabulous last week. Remember: it can be ANY type of craft project and you don't have to use a Cricut.

1.16.2011

1000 Followers Giveaway!


Just in case you missed it, I am hosting TWO giveaways for reaching 1000 followers! Pagoda Cricut cartridge + Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Face Assortment and Preserves Cricut cartridge + Peachy Keen Stamps Laughy Taffy Face Assortment. Leave a comment on this post by Thursday night at midnight for a chance to win. I will post TWO WINNERS Friday, good luck! Thank you lovely followers of mine :)

1.14.2011

Groovy, Baby

Good morning friends! Guess what? I have a few really fun announcements coming up in February. Start saving your pennies, that's all I can say....can't wait to share!

Also - I'm 25 AWAY from 1000 followers! How awesome is that!??! I'm going to have one super sweet giveaway once I hit 1000 :) Also, don't forget to enter the Music Mondays challenge for your chance to win $15 in Market Street Stamps!

Today is Pink By Design Friday. I put together a quick little mini card with Pink By Design's new stamp release Feelin Groovy. I love this set! I also used Unity Stamp's Going Retro set and some patterned paper from American Crafts. Super simple, totally groovy.

1.11.2011

Etsy Update!

Hi friends! I know a lot of you here are crafty creative geniuses who don't necessarily need to purchase homemade items such as cards, etc. However, I do have some followers that just like to see what I do and have no desire to be crafty and would rather buy homemade then make themselves. So I wanted to let y'all know I am getting ready to update my Etsy site. Currently, I sell customized invitations and announcements in the form of high resolution graphic files for others to print (my graphic design side).

I have added a store section called "Handmade Cards" and will be posting some of my homemade cards there for others to purchase. This is my VERY FIRST one for sale! I love this card. There will be more to come so I hope you keep checking back. You can always click on my Etsy tab at the top of my website.
As always, thanks for being support of Erin Lee Creative, I love you guys so much! xoxo

1.10.2011

Announcing Music Mondays Challenge!

Hello friends! Mondays are now gonna be super duper FUN starting now! Know why? I'll tell you. My bestie Angelica over at Handmade By Angelica and I have some exciting news! We are starting a new weekly challenge called Music Mondays. We both have a HUGE love for music and realize how much music really inspires and fosters creativity, and for that we are grateful. Music really does soothe the soul. So each week, we will trade off being the host and create a challenge with a new song to inspire you! And of course, we will have all kinds of fun prizes to win! Doesn't this sound like so much FUN?

Our first challenge will be hosted by me. Next week, it will be over on Angelica's blog! The song I have chosen for the first week is You Are the Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne. Have you heard it? If you haven't, no worries, just watch the video here:
Ready to get started? With this song, I think it would only be appropriate to create a project devoted to someone who is the best thing in your life. Someone that makes you smile, laugh and just down right happy, much like this song :) You can interpret the song by lyrics, the voice, the rhythm, whatever moves you! Here is my project. This lil ladybug chick makes me just happy ;) I used Peachy Keen Stamps Princess Faces along with Bo Bunny patterned paper and Pink By Design Love Always stamp set.
Link up your project below by Sunday 1/17 at midnight CST so we can pick a random winner Monday morning when we post our next challenge. The prize this week is $15 to Market Street Stamps! Amazing! Good luck friends!


  

1.07.2011

We're baaaaack! Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday Challenge!

I'm so excited we have started challenges again! YAHOO! I hope everyone can join us for the first LFIF challenge of the year! It's a simple one....a thank you! Check out the challenge blog for more info. Here's my project:
I wanted to challenge myself and finally use my Four Legged Friends Lite cartridge. So I did! I think he looks like a gremlin, but kinda cute ;)

Recipe:
Four Legged Friends cartridge
Papertrey Ink card stock
Cuttlebug swiss dots folder
Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces Medium
Unity Stamps December 2010 Kit of the Month
Fun flock in pink
Flower embellie from Michael's

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Have a great weekend!

You're the Flip to My Flop

I made this card quite some time ago, but a little different. I loved how it turned out and when I saw Pink by Design's new Summer Vacation stamp set, I KNEW I had to make it again using this sentiment! I love it! I used Stampin Up card stock, cute new rose embellies from Michael's, a Cuttlebug folder and Tim Holtz Distress Ink. OH and Life's a Beach cartridge! Happy Friday!

1.05.2011

Pink By Design Sneak Peek Card

In just a few minutes (8 pm CST), Sarah at PinkByDesign is having a UStream to announce her newest stamp sets and I'm here to tell ya, they are AWESOME releases! I literally *just* got this set in the mail and wanted to share a super-duper quick project with you before the big reveal! I literally colored this and put it together in 15 minutes, HAHA! The puppet girl is from Unity Stamp Co. Itty Bitty.

Come over and join in the fun release in just a few minutes!

Hello Cupcake Card and WINNER

Good morning bloggies, happy Wednesday! I put together this quick card last night. On my trip to Kansas, I stopped by a completely awesome scrapbook store that had so many great papers and lots of other goodies. I got this stamp set, isn't she cute??? I found it online for y'all, looks like they have a bunch of other really cute stamps. Check out My Favorite Things stamps here. I used my Promarkers to color her in and kept the card pretty simple, using Papertrey Ink Kraft card stock, patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Lavender and Papertrey Ink brown ribbon.

WINNER! The winner for the $10 Peachy Keen Stamps gift certificate is.....

Pigtails and Paper Trails! Congrats, please shoot me an email so I can get that to you! Also, a few of you asked where I got the ticket stamps, they are from Papertrey Ink....here is the link, I love em!

I'll be back on Friday with TWO Design Team projects, Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday and Pink By Design. See ya soon!