Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Trick or Treat?

Hi there and happy Wednesday to you!
So, right here in the middle of all the Valentine frenzy, I have a Halloween project to share with you!  No, I haven't gone completely around the bend (ok, so the verdicts still out on that one).  This Halloween project is one that was published in the October issue of Cricut Magazine.  I finally received my project back from the folks at Cricut and thought I would share it with you!  Again, I don't have great photos because I only took basic pics to send to Cricut.  I had thought that once it was returned to me, I could take some decent shots.  However, it was returned to me in less than perfect condition (not happy with that).   So, I'm going to show you what it looked like in the magazine then I'll share my  "not so great" photos.....

Cricut Magazine - October 2012
pages 58 -59

And, here are the photos I took before mailing my project to Cricut mag...

Plain, white, boring background - but it will have to do!
*I used the Teresa Collins "Chic & Scary" cartridge for the treat bags and used my white gel pen to add some stitching lines.
*  I made a couple of rosettes in bright orange and lime green.
* The cat and bat are both from the "Chic & Scary" cartridge and are covered with fine black glitter made by Martha Stewart.

* I filled the plastic bags with orange candy and tied them up with some twine.
* The tags are stamped with Halloween sentiments created by "Pink By Design".

Ok, I'll let you get back to all the fabulous Valentine treats being posted this time of year!  Thanks for letting me share my Halloween goodies with you.  It was so exciting to have a project chosen for publication and I couldn't wait until next Halloween to share with you!  Hope the rest of your week is wonderful and I'll be seeing you soon (with a Valentine project).....

Until next time,

Monday, January 28, 2013

When life gives you lemons,

Hi there and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
Well, it's Monday again, isn't it?  Those weekends sure do seem to fly by quickly.  I hope you had a nice one.  I spent most of mine upstairs in my Craft Corner working on some fun new projects that I will be able to share with you soon....just not yet!  In the meantime, I do have a sweet card to share with you.  I think this one is perfect for anyone having "one of those days"....

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* Recipe:
* This fun little lemonade stand is from My Scrap Chick and I think is is so cute!
* I cut out the awning section twice and used pop-dots between the layers to give it a bit of dimension on my card.
* The fabulous sentiments are from the new Peachy Keen Stamp Set Fruit Sentiments Two.

* I used a woodgrain embossing folder on the red portions of the lemonade stand.
* The ice cubes got a bit of Diamond Stickles for a bit of sparkle
* I used some pretty "Lemon Tart" twine from Trendy Twine and a bright red button to finish up this fun, happy card.

I hope your day isn't filled with "lemons"! But....if it is....go make some lemonade and remember that tomorrow is another day (at least according to Scarlett O'Hara)!  Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and I'll be seeing you soon....

Until next time,

Friday, January 25, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-4

Hi there and happy Friday to you!
Are you ready for the weekend?  Got something fun planned?  If you have some free crafting time and are looking for fun challenge, I've got just the thing for you!  This week's challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps is just perfect with Valentine's Day being just around the corner.....

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-4
Just Cards :  Heart of Hearts

That's right, this week's challenge is all about Hearts and just in time to inspire your Valentine creations!  I'm excited to share my card with you today.  This one is for my hubby....

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* I created an easel card using red Bazzil Cardstock
* I added a pretty striped paper and used my white gel pen to add a few stitching lines
* The sweet white lace is from Hobby Lobby
* I chose a heart shaped 3D box from the Silhouette Online Store and cut out the top only.  After putting it together, I added lace around the outside and lots of doodles with my gel pen.
*  I also chose a lace doily from the Silhouette Online Store. It took a couple of tries to get it the right size for the inside of my box, but I finally cut one that worked!

*Next comes the fun chocolates!  These goodies are from the Peachy Keen Stamp Club PKSC-13 and they are so, so cute!
* After stamping them and coloring the candies, I covered each piece with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on some Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter....yum!
* The sentiment is also from the PKSC-13 set and is stamped on a mat cut with Spellbinders Die "Labels 17".

Here is a side view of my card....

I hope you will stop by the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and see what the ladies on our fabulous Design Team have to share with you about inspiration!  Be sure to link up your project with us at Peachy Keen Stamps...I look forward to seeing what you create!

** I will be entering this card into the "Love ya" challenge going on over at Cameo Creations .

Until next time,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine Treat and Give-Away Winner!

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday to you!
I hope your having a good week so far.  Mine is going well -just too quickly!  Can you believe that we only have another week in January?  Better get moving on those Valentine treats!  If you need a treat in a hurry, I've got one that might just work for you.  This was super easy and fast to put together and, I love the way it turned out.....

*  I found this cute little glass jar at Hobby Lobby - it has a fun, wooden top and a little wooden spoon attached to the side of the jar.
* I bought a HUGE jar of jelly beans at Sam's Club and picked out all of the red, pink and white jelly beans for this project.  I also pulled out enough green jelly beans for upcoming St. Patrick's Day projects!  Look at me...thinking ahead!
* The tag is made from my Spellbinders Oval dies in two sizes with pop dots between them.
* I used the sweet "Love" sucker from January's Peachy Keen Stamp Club (PKSC-13).  I stamped the image with red ink, then covered the sucker portion with Glossy Accents.
* I colored in the stick portion with a gold gel pen.

* I punched a hole in the top of my tag and added a gold brad.  I used some "Cherry Cupcake" twine from Trendy Twine to make a sweet bow and attach my tag to the tulle I tied around the opening of my jar.  A little pink flower in the center of the tulle is the finishing touch!
* Don't you just love that little wooden spoon on the back of the jar?  Too cute!

Like I said, fast and easy!  Now, how about a winner from my Valentine's Give-Away?  Before I tell you who won, I want to thank everyone for leaving such sweet comments both here and on my Facebook page.  You ladies are the best!  So, I took all the comments from this blog and all the comments from my Facebook page, wrote your names on slips of paper and had my hubby draw one from the bowl....and............the winner is........

Jovan was comment number 37 here on my blog!
Congrats to you Jovan!  Please use the "Contact Corner" tab at the top of my blog to send me your mailing address and I'll get your Valentine goodies in the mail to you!
I would like to thank you all again for playing along with my give-away!  It was fun and I plan on doing another one in the near future.  I hope the rest of your week is fabulous and I'll be seeing you soon.....
Until next time,

Monday, January 21, 2013

Have a CHERRY nice day!

Hello and happy Monday to you!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to greet the new week!  I had a great weekend and I'm ready to start my week off by sharing a sweet little card with you....

* Card base - created with Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - "Grand Scalloped Squares"
* Printed papers - "Crate Paper" {I seem to be stuck on this blue/red color scheme - I just love the retro feel of this color combo}
* Ice cream - Cricut's "Sweet Shop" cartridge.
The cherry and sprinkles are covered with a layer of Glossy Accents
* The dish is embossed with the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder

* And, that darling sentiment is from the Peachy Keen Stamp Set PK-162 Fruit Sentiments ONE
I hand cut my banner and inked up the edges a bit. Then added some red gems for a bit of bling.

Hope you enjoyed my sweet card!
Before I go, I want to remind you that if you have not already left a comment on my Valentine Give-Away post, you still have time!  I will be drawing the winning name this Wednesday.  If you missed the post, you can see it by clicking here.
Ok, I'm off for now - I hope you have a CHERRY nice day and I'll be seeing you soon....
Until next time,

Friday, January 18, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-3 & A Valentine's Give-Away!

Hello everyone and happy Friday to you!
Thanks for stopping by today, it's always so nice to have you drop in for a visit.  I'm really happy that you stopped by because I have couple of fun things to share with you....

The first thing I would like to share is our new challenge going on over at the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.  This week's challenge is just all kinds of fun.....
********Create a 3D object of your choice using Bears.  The 3D object can be anything as long as bears are included somewhere on the project*********

Fun, huh?  Ok, here's my project for this week's challenge....

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*  I used the "Heart Party Favor Box" file from the Silhouette Online Store to create this sweet little treat box for my granddaughter Emma.
* The adorable teddy is from Peachy Keen Stamps PKSC-13 (January 2013)

(isn't that box sweet?)

* The banner is also from Peachy Keen Stamps PKSC-12 (December 2012)
* The letters are cut from the Cricut cartridge "Kate's ABCs  and covered with red glitter
* I found these pretty red, felt roses at Hobby Lobby in the Valentine section
Here's a photo of the open box, filled with a few goodies.....

And, just because that little teddy is so stinkin' more photo...

I hope you will stop by the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog, check out what some of our Designers have created for your inspiration, read the rules for this week's challenge and then go get creative and link up your 3D Teddy project with us!  I look forward to seeing your creations!

Ok, I have one more thing to share with you quickly!  I've been planning on a little "Give-Away" to celebrate being chosen as part of the Peachy Keen Design Team, and I think it's about time....

I put together a few adorable Valentine goodies for this give-away including the sweetest Teddy Bear stamp EVER - PK-159 "Thinking of you Bear".  All you have to do for a chance to win is:
1.  Be a follower of my blog
2.  Leave me a comment on this post
3. For an additional chance to win, just "like" my Facebook page HERE and leave me a comment on my page.
I'll be picking a winner on Wednesday, January 23rd.  Good luck!

Ok, that's it for me for now!  I hope to see your project linked up with us at Peachy Keen Stamps.  Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be seeing you soon....

Until next time,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Bushel of Hugs!

Hello everyone and happy Thursday to you!
I hope your week is going well for you.  Mine has been pretty good - I've been playing with my newest stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps and working on a few Valentine treats.  Let me show you what I came up with.....

*  The bushel is from the Silhouette Online Store (3D Bushel Fruit Basket)
* Layered heart is also from the SOS (Scallop Heart Valentine)
* Sweet little face is from Peachy Keen Stamps (PKSC-07 July 2012)
* Sentiment - Peachy Keen Stamps (PK-162 Fruit Sentiments ONE)

And, that candy in the fun pink striped foil is Hershey Hugs in.... RASPBERRY! Let me tell you, these things are some kinda yummy!  Oh my goodness, I had to take a picture of my project quickly because I was eating these things faster than I was putting my little bushel together!  Thankfully I had enough left over to get a decent photo!

Ok, that's it for me today!  As always, I appreciate your visit and your kind comments.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll be seeing you soon...

Until next time,

Monday, January 14, 2013

You're BERRY sweet!

Hi there!  I'm so happy that you stopped by because I've got some fun news to share with you!  Have you seen the cute new "Mini Release" from Peachy Keen Stamps?  If you haven't seen them yet, you can click HERE to get a peek.  They are so stinkin' cute and even better...they are on SALE!  Kathy has a great sale going on right now and has even included 99 Cent shipping (in the US)!  Now, I ask awesome is that?

So, I have been waiting impatiently patiently for my stamps to arrive and they finally came today!  Yay...right?  Wrong...I came home to find them waiting on appointment with the eye doctor.  And, of course, he dilated my eyes until my pupils look like they may just explode!  But, it's all good....after seeing a little sneak peek of the stamps a few days ago, I got started on a couple of projects and only needed to add my sentiment.  Once the lights in my craft corner stopped looking like fireworks, I got busy and added my sentiment to this fun little card....

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* The cute strawberry shaped card is from "The Cutting Cafe"
* I actually used some left over Christmas paper from K&Company for this card - the red and green prints work perfectly for strawberries!
* The fun little faces are from 2 Peachy Keen Sets - PK-460 (Happy Lashes)  and PK-450 (Wide Eyed Kids).
* And, my sweet sentiment is from the new release - PK-162 (Fruit Sentiments ONE)

Isn't this a fun stamp set?....

Be sure to stop by Peachy Keen Stamps to see the rest of this fun release and take advantage of the sale!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be seeing you soon (with undilated eyes)...

Until next time,

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Bird-ay!

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing weekend.  It's been pretty quiet around here and I was able to spend most of yesterday in my Craft Corner playing with some fun stamps and pretty paper - my kinda weekend!

I've got a sweet birthday (or, I guess I should say "bird-ay") card to share with you today....

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I just love this happy little bird!


* I created a 5 X 6 inch card base from brown cardstock and used a Martha Stewart punch along the bottom edges to create a scalloped border.
* I machine stitched around the edges of my patterned mats
* The blue scalloped mat is from Spellbinders - "Eyelet Circles"
* That darling little bird is from Peachy Keen Stamps PK-267
* The sentiment is also from Peachy Keen Stamps PKSC-06

* The flower is from Recollections
* Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot
* I made the stick pins using corsage pins and beads purchased at Micheal's

Thanks again for stopping by today.  I always look forward to your visits and sweet comments - they just make my day!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll be seeing you soon!

Until next time,

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-2

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by my Craft Corner!
How has your week been?  Mine has flown by as I'm trying to get back into the swing of things now that the holidays are over.  I hope you've saved some crafting time for this weekend because I have a fun challenge to share with you today.  Ready for another great Peach Keen Stamps Challenge?

This week's challenge is a Sketch Challenge - here's the sketch....
I turned the sketch sideways to create my card....

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* Printed papers are all from October Afternoon
* That adorable teddy is from the Peachy Keen January Stamp Set  PKSC-13
* Sentiment is from Peachy Keen's "Thinking of you Bear"  PK-159

* I stamped my sweet little bear onto Kraft paper and inked up the edges a bit.  His eyes are colored in with gel pens and I gave him some rosy little cheeks.
* The pjs are paper pieced using some sweet October Afternoon paper.

Need some more inspiration?  Hop on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and check out the fabulous projects created by a few of the ladies on our Design won't be disappointed!  I hope to see your Peachy Keen Creation linked up with us soon!  Here's a rundown of the guidelines for this week's challenge...

Create a card or layout of your choice following the sketch provided.
We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this  week and  our two runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!
- Design must be new
- Link up by 1/16 - 11:59 pm EST

That's all for me today - thanks again for stopping by and I'll be seeing you soon!
Until next time,

Monday, January 7, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I hope your week is off to a great start!  It's tough to get going again after the holidays, but I spent most of my day cleaning up this house!  Wow...I really let things go over the holidays. But, I was enjoying time with my family and that's much more important than dust bunnies - right?

After cleaning all day, I finally made it upstairs to my little corner and thought I would get my card posted and entered into this week's challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps.  This week's challenge is "Anything Goes"....

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* I created a Center Step Card with my blue cardstock and covered it with this fun paper from "Simple Stories"
* The sweet cupcake is from the Cricut cartridge "Sweet Treats" - I embossed the "icing" with the "Divine Swirls" embossing folder, inked it up a bit and covered with Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter.  The cherry got a coat of Glossy Accents to add some shine.
* Those darling candles are from the Peachy Keen Stamps December Stamp Set (PKSC-12).  I stamped each candle twice, colored them with my Copics and used pop dots to adhere the layers. The "flame" on each candle is covered with Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter.

* The sentiment is also from the Peachy Keen Stamps December Stamp Set (PKSC-12)
* I added some white buttons, some pretty twine and a few gems to finish up this fun card.

If you haven't already joined our challenge this week, you still have time!  You can link up your project until January 9 at 11:59 pm (EST).  Remember that you must use a Peachy Keen Stamp somewhere on your project for this challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations!

Until next time,

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps Release Party!

Hello everyone and welcome!
I'm so excited to be taking part in my very first Peachy Keen Release Party as part of the Design Team!  The party is going on tonight at The Peachy Keen Connection starting at 6:00 pm (CST).  There will be fun, games, prizes and you will finally get to see the entire January 2013 Release!  There will also be a new Challenge posted with a chance to win a 50 Dollar Gift Certificate to the Peachy Keen Store!  How awesome is that?  And,the best part...after the release...the new stamps will be available for purchase....whoooo hooo!

To help get those creative juices flowing, the Design Team will have some lovely projects to share with you tonight at the party!  You are going to LOVE this adorable new collection Kathy has put together this month.  Let me show you what I made for tonight's party....

Sweet, huh?
I just love all the amazing little details that Kathy manages to squeeze into her collection! I adore the little kissy lips and S.W.A.K. sentiment - soooo cute!

* Gumball shape card is from "The Cutting Cafe"
* I decided to use hearts instead of gumballs to give this a more "Valentiney" look.  The hearts are all stamped with adorable images from the PKSC-13 January 2013 Stamp Set
* Notice the little door on the machine where the gumball (heart) comes out?  That sweet little heart is a stamp from this set.  I just stamped it and covered with Red Stickles for a touch of bling!
* I added lots of doodles with my white gel pen and a few black gems.
* A pretty crinkle ribbon bow finishes up the outside of my card.

Here's the inside of my card....

* This sentiment is also from the PKSC-13 set.
* Sentiment mat is from Spellbinders - Grommet Tag

And there you go - another sweet card to add to my Valentine Stash!  I hope you have time to make it to the party tonight, but if you miss it, be sure stop and check out the challenge and join us. You never know, you might just be the winner of that 50.00 Gift Certificate!

Until next time,

Friday, January 4, 2013

How about a sneak peek?

Hi there everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit because today is my first "official" post as part of the fabulous Peachy Keen Stamps Design Team!  Today I get to share with you my "sneak peek" of this month's adorable release!  Oh my gosh, these stamps are just "unbearably" cute.....

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This little cutie is from one of the add on sets Kathy created this month.  I think she is just darling!
*Bear - PK-159 (Thinking Of You Bear)
*Hair bow and sentiment - PKSC - January 2013  (I love the font Kathy used on this sentiment)

I also used the following supplies for this sweet gift bag:

*Gift bag - from the Silhouette Online Store
*Spellbinders - Lacy Ovals
*Printed paper - Crate Paper
*Crinkle Ribbon
*Flat back pearls
*Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick
*Copic Markers

Now...are you ready for even more Peachy Keen Cuteness?  Pop on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and take a look at the amazing projects created by a few of the ladies on the Design Team.  I'm talking Total Cuteness!  And, don't forget to join us tomorrow night at 6:00 pm (CST) over at The Peachy Keen Connection.  We will be having our Release Party and you will get a chance to see the entire January Stamp Release - you don't want to miss this!

Until next time,

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Some days are just better than others!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year to you!
I just love New Years - a time to start fresh with new beginnings, new goals and new journeys!  I'm not big on making "New Year's Resolutions" because I'm not very good at keeping them!  But, I do love the feeling of starting anew and striving to do better in all things.

So, onto a new beginning in my crafty world!  A few days ago, the Peachy Keen 2013 Design Team was announced and I am thrilled to say that I was chosen as part of the team!  And, yes, I am still doing my happy dance!  Let me just tell you - this team is absolutely amazing and I can't believe that I get to work with them....what a great group of talented ladies!

Besides working with this awesome Design Team, I also get to enjoy playing with some fabulous stamps before they are actually released (what a perk, huh?).  So, the fun begins today - it's the beginning of the Design Team "Sneak Peeks"!  We will be sharing little "peeks" of this month's release with you all week.  On Saturday, January 5th, our January Release Party will begin at 6:00 PM (CST) over at The Peachy Keen Connection.  At 7:00 PM (CST), the release will begin at Peachy Keen Stamps and the stamps will be available for sale!

Ok, now I get to share with you my very first project as part of the Peachy Keen Design Team...

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Since today is the first day of a new year, I thought a new calendar was appropriate!
Isn't she just the cutest little bear?

* That darling little bear and fun sentiment is from the new Peachy Keen January Stamp Set
* Calendar is from Jaded Blossom
* I used Glossy Accents on her eyes to add some sparkle and shine

Ok...need some more Peachy Keen Cuteness?  Head over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and check out the "Beary Cute" projects created by a few of our talented Design Team Members!  You're gonna love it!

Until next time,

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