Monday, June 25, 2012

EAD Monday Hop: Hello!

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a good weekend.  We went to see Brave yesterday and had soo much fun!  The EAD Design Team is hopping today, and if you are hopping along with us, you should have arrived here from Julie's blog.  If not, make sure to start at the EAD Designs blog!
I tried something new today...instead of trying to paper piece this little fairy - I decided to color her with my Copics.  It was really fun and I'm so happy with the results.  I also think it would be fun to try my watercolor pencils with this too.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
 I am the last stop on today's hop!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge: Anything Goes!

Happy Friday!  This week has just gone on and on here, so I am very happy that the weekend is just around the corner.  Today marks the start of a BRAND new Peachy Keen Challenge!  This is an easy one...Anything Goes!  Just get out some of your Peachy Keen Stamps and create a way!  You can link up your project HERE!
I love this sweet bird from June's Stamp of the Month Kit, so I decided to stamp it three times!  It was fun to practice coloring with my Copics.  I have to say...I am getting more and more lazy about using my die cutting machine.  There is something soo nice about just stamping and coloring.  

I hope you have a great weekend and hopefully find some time to create a project for this week's challenge!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Twinery & My Little Shoebox Hop!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends!  I hope you are hopping along with The Twinery and my little shoebox!  It's day two of this week's hop and you should have arrived here from Robyn Schaub's blog.  If not, make sure to head back to The Twinery's blog - you don't want to miss out on a single project!  If you lose your way, don't worry about it - I have today's complete blog list at the bottom of this post!
I altered a letter for my daughter's room.  She used to have her name hung above her crib, but once she got her "big girl" room - her baby letters didn't work anymore.  This new "N" is a perfect addition to her big girl room.  It was soo fast and easy to put together.  I simply laid the letter out onto the beautiful patterned paper from my little shoebox and then used my x-acto knife to cut out the paper.  
I then used the awesome 3D rolled up flowers from the Lovely Day collection.  I have never made any sort of rolled flower and these came together so easily...I think I may be hooked.  I added a loopy bow using Flax colored twine from The Twinery!  

Thank you so so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the hop!
The next stop on today's hop is 

Blog Hop List
Lauren Brewer - You're Here!
Tifany DeGough

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cinderella's Coach

If you are looking for my EAD Designs post click HERE!  Thanks!

Happy Monday!  I have a fun project that would be perfect for any little princess in your life.
I love shaped cards and I think Cinderella's coach turned out pretty cute.  I am also soo happy to finally pair up my favorite Princess Face Assortment stamps with these new princess SVGs I found online.  I don't know about you, but I LOVE my Disney princesses, but the Cricut cartridges are soo detailed with so many layers.  EVERY time I cut one out, I think..."I wish I could use my Peachy Keen Stamps instead."  Well...these little princesses and princes are screaming for Peachy faces!
I love how she turned out and she was easy enough to put together!  Her sweet Peachy face makes her even cuter!

Thank you soo much for stopping by today!  


EAD Blog Hop!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good weekend, and are ready to hop along with the EAD Design Team!  You should have arrived here from Julie's blog - if not, make sure to head back to the EAD Design blog.  
I have a quick sunshiny card to share with you today using the Sunny Side Up Stickerz!
Sunny Side Up

I also used a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms new release "Mom's Diner."

The next stop on today's hop is 

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Scrappy Moms Stamps Releases!

Scrappy Moms Stamps is releasing two brand new sets of stamps!  I can't wait for you to see these two brand new sets! 
I created a little set of 4 cards that would be perfect to stick into your little one's lunch!  These came together really quickly, but will definitely brighten someone's day.

Scrappy Moms is also releasing a special set for our Canadian crafters!  

Make sure to check out the Scrappy Moms' Design Team blogs for lots more inspiration!
June Guest Designer - Dawnica, from Dawnica's Korner!

Monday, June 11, 2012

EAD Monday: Birthday Wishes!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend, and are hopping along with the EAD Designs DT this morning!  You should have arrived here from Julie's blog, Julie's Open Window!  If not - make sure to head back to the EAD Designs blog; you don't want to miss out on this week's giveaway!
I put together a quick birthday card using the Monster Birthday set!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Peachy Keen & Core'dinations Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday!  It's day two of the Core'dinations and Peachy Keen Stamps blog hop, and you should have arrived here from the Core'dinations blog, but if not - make sure to head back to the Peachy Keen blog.  Just in case you get lost along the way; I will also have today's complete blog hop list at the end of my post.
For my project today, I embellished a gable box that could be used for a gift box, BUT I will be using it for my daughter's "good behavior prizes."  She has a few things that we chart daily, and if she gets enough smiley faces during the week - she gets a little treat.  It could be as big as a little toy or as small as staying up a bit past her bedtime.  Instead of her asking me all week..."what's my prize this week," I thought she could start drawing her prize weekly.  We'll see how it goes...
I am in love with the new fairies from this month's Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month kit.  I paper pieced and colored my little flower fairy.  You probably know this already, but just in case you don' should color everything prior to gluing your paper pieced sections.  I tried to be really careful, but there were a few places where glue seeped out and my Copics won't color on top of the glue.  I used my Cameo to cut out the little artisanal shape out of the polka dot embossed Core'dinations cardstock.  I also sanded it very lightly to make the polka dots stand out even more.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  The next stop on today's hop is

Make sure you enter to win on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog!  You will be eligible to win a 
TWO 6x6 paper packs from Core'dinations

Blog List
Lauren Brewer  (you're here)  

  • Core'dinations Cardstock (Cut settings - I changed the blade depth on my Cameo to a 7 and the speed to 3 and thickness to 33.  I didn't have any trouble cutting out the shape.)
  • Flower Fairy - Peachy Keen Stamps June Stamp of the Month Kit

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you are all doing well today!  It's the start of a brand new Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge, and our theme is "Father's Day."  (Can you believe that it is RIGHT around the corner?)  I do believe that for the first time EVER I have come up with a masculine card that I actually like.  That's pretty amazing for me.  I hope you can tell those are little beards.  My husband tends to always have some sort of facial hair, so I thought it would be appropriate for him.  

Make sure to link up your projects on the Scrappy Moms Stamps blog!  Can't wait to see your projects!

I am taking my daughter shopping today for her first ever ballet and tap shoes.  What are the chances that she remembers that her dance class has a traditional dress code of pink and black, which means NO sparkly neon colored leotards.  Probably not great...better gear up.

Monday, June 4, 2012

EAD Monday Hop: Feel Better Soon!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a fun weekend!  We got a swing set last week, so we spent a lot of time playing and swinging.  (I forgot how fun it is to swing.)  I hope you are hopping along with EAD Designs today!  You should have arrived here from Julie's blog.  If not - head back to the EAD Designs blog!  I have a quick get well card to share with you today.  
That sweet little wolf and sentiment is from the Little Red set from EAD Designs.  Last week when I wasn't feeling so swift - Nicole and I played a lot of "Little Red Riding Hood."  I would be the grandmother/wolf and she would be Little Red Riding Hood...bonus - I would get to be in bed while she walked through the "forest." ;)
Little Red

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Peachy Keen Sneak Peeks!

Hi crafty friends!  It's a brand new month, which means that it's time for some Peachy Keen sneak peeks. I have TWO fun projects to share with you today featuring some stamps from the Stamp of the Month set and a new background stamp.

My daughter was so excited when she saw this month's stamps that I decided to surprise her by making a few pictures to frame for her room.  She loves fairies, and these will go perfectly in her "big girl" room.
The flower border is a teensy bit time consuming to color, but I think I found a way to speed things up a bit.  I started with the largest flowers first and colored each of them all around the border.  I then picked another flower shape and colored all of those the same color.  I continued until I had all of them colored - it was definitely worth it.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Make sure to check out the Peachy Keen Stamps blog for lots more peeks!