4.29.2011

Let's Face It Friday: Banner Up!

It's time for Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday! This one has been one of my favorite challenges to date. I had so much fun with this one. Again, extra challenging with no Cricut but I was excited with how this one came out with all the yummy layers. In fact, this border punch is my new fave and it's FROM Peachy Keen Stamps! Be sure to jump on over to the PKS Challenge Blog to enter your pendant or banner project for a chance to win some cute cute stamps.
Recipe:
Papertrey Ink card stock
Patterned paper from local scrapbook store
EK Success Border Punch - Abstract Flower (did you know PKS is selling these now? Hooray!)
Peachy Keen Stamps Wide Eyed Kids stamp set 
Peachy Keen Stamps Faceless Fruit stamp set
Sentiment: Market Street Stamps Cheep Talk
fabric cut into triangles for pendant
Baker's twine
Promarkers
white gelly roll pen

a Royal Wedding Blog Hop

Hello and welcome royal friends! If you've made it here from the Scrapbooking Queen's blog, you're in the right place, as I'm the last stop of the hop. I have a little bit of a different project for you for this special occasion. While over here in New Zealand, I have really learned to branch out in my creativity and step away from my Cricut and try other types of craft projects other than cards. I must say I have to thank Melody Ross for that, as I'm taking her online Soul Restoration class which includes a lot of collaging and mixed media work. On with my project...a mixed media canvas!

I started with painting my canvas. I stroked a few colors of basic acrylic craft paint. I also used a cheapie stencil to stencil on the pink flower and orange swirl. I didn't really need it to be perfect as I knew I was just going to be covering most of it up anyway.
I then took used white tissue paper and inked it with black StazOn ink using Market Street Stamps Vintage Music background stamp. I then misted it with Perfect Pearls Mist to give it a little color shimmer. See the hole in the tissue paper? No biggie, covering it up.
I first mod-podged (my new favorite craft therapy medium) the vintage bride because I wanted her to be my focal point. This bride is from one of the vintage books I found at a flea market. I love my (new) old vintage books for collaging! I used two stamps from Unity Stamp Company's Kit of the Month and other embellies to finish it up. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but I have NO idea what I'm going to do with it - it won't fit in my suitcase to go home! Maybe I'll ship it to the happy couple - haha.
Now - onto my giveaway! I wanted to give away something special for this blog hop and this very royal event. One of my personal friends has graciously donated a $20 gift certificate to her sweet business, Sweet and Sassy Cakes. She can ship cake pops, cookie pops, fondant cupcake toppers and other yummy personalized and themed treats for your next party right to you. How cool is that? (And yummy!) So for your chance to win, all you have to do is go "like" her Facebook page and let her know I sent you and leave a comment on this blog post. Good luck and thanks for joining our royal wedding hop! And they lived happily ever after.....

4.28.2011

Market Street Stamps Challenge

Hello bloggy friends! I wanted to do a quick blog post on a card I made a week or so ago. I never got to posting it and I think it deserves a blog post. This is a 4x4 card using Market Street Stamps Vintage Music background stamp and Hippie Chic set. I love both these a LOT, you can find them here. I am entering this into Market Street Stamps Challenge.
I have a few blog posts scheduled in the next 24 hours - one is the Royal Wedding blog hop and then it will be time for Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday. These will probably be the last crafty posts I'll do before I get home. We are packing up and next week, we head off to the South Island to see all the beauty of the south via campervan - should be a REAL adventure! ;)

4.23.2011

Mama Said card

If a stamp ever jumped out at a person and smacked them on the behind screaming "hey! look at me! look at my awesomeness!" it would definitely be THIS stamp for me. This retro lady and sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company's March Kit of the Month and when I first saw it, I instantly fell in love. I *love* retro images and this saying just really is the cherry on top. I used my Promarkers to color her. The background stamp is from Market Street Stamps. They are my favorite company for background stamps, they are HUGE and they stamp so nicely. I found some cheapy measuring tapes from the 2 & 5 store here in New Zealand. This white one came in a pack of 3 different colors, I might have to pick up another package before I leave. I can see myself using them in all sorts of fun projects. Have a rad day friends!

4.15.2011

Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday!

Hi friends! I hope you all are well. I am about halfway through my adventures in New Zealand. I come home month from today (not that I'm counting). I will tell you I am really looking forward to my craft room, my doggies, frozen yogurt and Tex Mex though!

I'm so excited to be doing Let's Face It Friday this week! I was really inspired this week by flowers. There are so many gorgeous flowers here, and I love shooting pictures of them. Also, as you all know, I don't have my Cricut here with me so I just used a basic flower punch for this card, along with Laughy Taffy Faces, my favorite! Be sure to jump over to the PKS Challenge Blog to participate this week in the Mother's Day theme, so fun! I also used Unity Stamp Co stamp for the sentiment from my Kit of the Month.

4.03.2011

Going to be a BRAVE GIRL.

Hi friends! Lonnnnng time no post! Surprised to see me here, I bet! I've been off scouring flea markets, yep, flea markets? For what you ask? For these gems!

Vintage books. Why you ask? For Brave Girls Camp Soul Restoration! Yep, I am going to be a Brave Girl. I signed up for Soul Restoration. It's an online class by Melody Ross and I couldn't be more excited. If you haven't heard about this, I encourage you to follow my link and read a little about Melody's mission to restore women from all over the world. I've been wanting to do it for a while now and what better time than in New Zealand? Other than me spending a ridiculous amount of money for supplies in NZ dollars ;)

Anyway, I channeled my inner vintage and broke out the Modge Podge just for this special lil tag.

I'm entering this into Unity Stamp Co's Challenge. This month it's a fashion challenge. I only have last month's Kit of the Month with me so it was definitely a challenge. Anyway, bring on the brave come Tuesday, I can't wait!