Monday, July 30, 2012

EAD Monday Hop

I hope you are hopping along with the EAD Designs DT this morning!  You should have arrived here from our July guest designer Kate's blog.  If not make sure to head back to the EAD Designs blog, so you don't miss out on a single project.
I used the Land of Make Believe Stickerz from EAD.
Land of Make Believe

The next stop on this morning's hop is 

Friday, July 27, 2012

A BIG Peachy Sale!

Alright Peachy friends...this is a HUGE sale and you still have time to take advantage.  I know a lot of you are big fans of the face sets - so now is the time to stock up!  If you need a few are my top 3 face assortments:

Here's a card that I totally forgot to share with you using July's Stamp of the Month kit!

Have a great weekend!  My big plans involve the TV and the Olympics!  Did you see that there is a woman competing for Malaysia in the Air Rifle competition that is 8 months pregnant???  Is she trying to make me feel bad about myself?  I thought it was HUGE deal that I actually dusted the house this week.  Oh well...Nicole gave me a gold medal to wear, so I guess that's good enough for me.  ;)

Monday, July 23, 2012

EAD Designs Monday Hop!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to hop along with the EAD Designs DT.  You should have arrived here from Kate's blog, Scrappers Creative Corner...if not - make sure to head back to the EAD Designs blog, so you don't miss out on a single project!  

I have a fun and beautiful and SUPER EASY project to share with you today.  Our best friends are having their very first baby boy in September and I went to the baby shower over the weekend.  The baby's nursery has two adorable canvases decorated with dog silhouettes, so I decided to personalize one of the canvas bins that they registered for to match the nursery.  
I found the sweet dog silhouette in the Silhouette store and then added the baby's name.  The vinyl from EAD Designs went on soo smoothly and looks absolutely perfect and professional.   Everyone at the shower was very impressed and the mom-to-be loved it.  I'm pretty sure I sold a couple of Silhouette Cameos to a few ladies at the shower.  ;)  I was so happy with how the vinyl turned out that I am planning on doing something similar for Nicole's closet.  Nicole has a few of these canvas bins to help organize toys, so once she moves into her new bedroom - I am going to label her bins to make them look cuter and hopefully help keep everything more organized.  I will make sure to post pictures!
Here's a peek at what I brought for the new baby.  It's funny how some ribbon, tulle and cute die cuts can turn some pretty ordinary baby supplies into something special.  Here's a little trick...this bin is pretty big - 13 x 13.  I added some empty boxes to the bottom of the bin and THEN placed the little canvas covered cardboard bottom on top of the boxes.  That way all of the baby items are displayed in a pretty way not just in the bottom of the bin.  This was also really helpful because I had a place to put all of the tags and hangers and gift receipts just in case the parents need to return or exchange anything.
I wrapped some plain burp cloths ribbon, tulle and I added a cute tag with the same little dog silhouette.  I got a ton of really cute embellished burp cloths for Nicole, and they are adorable and cute to put in the diaper bag when you are going out, but baby's spit up on it's helpful to have some plain burp cloths that you can just bleach and be done.  
I did the same thing to some little Carter's baby kimono tops.  My mom bought me a set for Nicole and they became one of my MUST have baby items.  Nicole HATED having anything pulled over her head, so the little kimono tops were the perfect thing to put her in for naps and playtime at home.  I rounded out the gift basket/bin with some of my favorite baby bath, lotion and diaper ointment, some cute little pants (to go with the baby tees), a matching knit blanket and bibs, diapers and a super cute little lovey for the baby.
I just whipped up a really quick card using the same scalloped circle and dog silhouette...I love it when everything coordinates.

Whew...that was a lot!  

The next stop on today's hop is super talented

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Scrappy Moms Stamps July Release!

So...pregnancy brain strikes again.  Good times.  This should have pre-posted yesterday, but I had the date set for NEXT Friday. Scrappy Moms Stamps is releasing TWO brand new super cute stamp sets!  They are both in stock and ready to ship!  Here's a peek at Blast from the Past:'s a peek at Many Thanks!  This one will get used a lot in my craft room!

Make sure to visit the Scrappy Moms DT blogs this week for lots more inspiration!  

Friday, July 20, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge!

Will you be this week's Top Peach?  I hope you will be able to play along with this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge!  This week we are challenging you to create a project using this sketch!  I LOVE sketch challenges.  I don't know about you, but I tend to stick to the same card layout, so this is a great way to mix things up a bit.
I used this sweet little rag doll from the Thank You Dolls Set.  Now...there is an ADORABLE "thank you" stamp in this set, but I didn't measure how wide I needed to make the little banner.  (Duh!)  Well...that little strip of plaid paper is all I have left, so I improvised and used a stamp from the Gnomegrown Set.
Also...I forgot to line the edges of my paper pieces with a black colored pencil.  I'm going to go ahead and blame my mistakes on pregnancy brain.  It's me.  Thank you for the well wishes on Monday's post- I really appreciate it and they made my day!

You can link your projects to the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Site!
I can't wait to see what you create!  Good Luck!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Hop...500th Post...and some News!

Happy Monday!  Whew...this is late.  Evidently to celebrate my 500th blog post, Blogger decided it would be fun to lock me out of my account for a little bit.  Oh's all fixed now.  I hope you are hopping along with the EAD Designs DT this morning!  You should have arrived here from Kate's blog, but if not - make sure to head back to the EAD Designs blog!  You don't want to miss out on a single project!
I made this sweet little owl treat holder for my niece's birthday present.  She's officially a teenager now, so like any normal teenager - she wants gift cards or money.  (Boring, but easy.)  This little owl came together soo fast, so if you wanted to make a bunch of these for a favors - go for it!  I used a sticker from the Birthday Sentiments set from EAD.
Birthday Sentiments
Thank you so much for stopping by today!  
The next stop on today's hop is Liz's Paper Loft!


I can't believe that this is my 500th post!  Thank you so much for continuing to visit my blog!  I hope you will continue in the future.  Now for a little bit of may have noticed that the blog has been fairly light lately...that is because I am pregnant with our 2nd little one!  The first trimester has kicked my butt.  I'm hoping the second trimester is a little easier for me.  Basically - I'm not going to stress out about the blog.  I am going to focus on my design team commitments, and anything else will just be extra.  Hopefully you will hang in there with me, AND my fingers are crossed that I will get some more energy really really soon! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

EAD's July Color Challenge

Can you believe that it's already time for July's EAD Designs Color Challenge?  Me either!  
I colored another adorable rub-on from the EAD Designs Zoo Rub-Ons set.  It's so easy and you always get a perfectly crisp and beautiful image!

Make sure to check out the design team inspiration over on the EAD Designs blog!

This summer has been so weird for me...on one hand it is flying by, but on the other it is CRAWLING!  Sorry that the blog has been so slow...I have a lot on my plate right now, so the blog has gone on the back burner a bit.  I'll be able to share more soon, but for now...just try and be patient with me.  :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

EAD Monday Hop: What a Fun-gi!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  It's that time again...the EAD Design DT is hopping!  You should have arrived here from our guest designer Kate's blog!

I used one of my favorite sets - Right on Track!

The next stop on today's hop is 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sending you Sunshine!

Good morning!  I am so excited to share this project here on my blog and The Twinery's blog!  My grandmother always had lemon drops in a pretty candy dish in her living room, and some stashed in her purse, so they always make me think of her.  It's such a little thing, but if you package them beautifully - it automatically becomes something special.
This topper came together so quickly that you could easily use this idea for a party favor.  One quick tip...I wrap a teeny bit of tape (in this case I used washi tape because it was right next to me on my desk) around the ends of the twine.  I then trim the tape at an angle and it makes it soo fast and easy to thread your twine through the little dotted scallops.

Cellophane Bag - Michael's (4 x 9 91/2)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Peachy Keen July Peeks!

Happy Fourth of July!  I hope you are having a great day so far!  It's my favorite time of the month - time for new Peachy Keen Stamps releases.  This one is a really good one!  There are so many possibilities!  Make sure to head over to the Peachy Keen Stamps blog to check out all of the peeks from the design team.  
I decided to paper piece this happy image.  There are some very sweet faces included in this set, but I used a face from the "In Stitches" Assortment.  I knew I was going to add some faux-stitching, so I thought the stitched face would work well.

I hope you have a safe and happy holiday today!  I hope you can join us tomorrow for a release party on the Peachy Keen ning site.  The party starts at 6pm CST.  You'll get a peek at all of the new sets and there will be fun challenges and giveaways!  Hope to see you there!

Don't forget that there is a fun 25% off sale happening right now at Peachy Keen Stamps!  Select sets have been marked down and you have until midnight CST July 5th to place your order!

Monday, July 2, 2012

EAD Monday Hop: Sunny Days Ahead!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend, and are ready to hop along with the EAD Design Team this morning!  You should have arrived here from our July guest designer Kate's blog.  
I used the super cute Pocket Full of Sunshine stickerz for my card today.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!