Monday, April 29, 2013

Bee Happy!

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I hope you had a great Monday! I've been trying to get back into the swing of things after taking my grandsons home after their visit with us.  I got a bit of much needed house-keeping finished this morning and piddled around in my craft corner for a while this afternoon.  Just can't seem to find my mojo and didn't finish anything I started.....I hate days like that.  Hoping that I can find my groove tomorrow and actually complete something.
I do have a sweet card to share with you - this is one I put together a few days ago.  I love this sweet little image from "La-La Land".......
I still see much room for improvement with my Copic Marker skills - practice, practice, practice!  Thankfully, coloring sweet images like this makes practice fun!

* Image and sentiment -"Watercan Marci" from La-La Land
*Sentiment mat - Spellbinders
* Felt flower - "Fancy Pants"
*Twine - "Lemon Tart" from Trendy Twine

Ok, this one is going to be short and sweet tonight.  I think I'm off for a long soak in a hot tub full of bubbles and then, hopefully, a good night's sleep.  I'll be seeing you soon (as soon as my mojo comes back home that is)!

Until next time,

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-17

Hello everyone and happy Saturday to you!
I've been missing in a action for the last few days, but I've had a very good reason...well 2 very good reasons actually!  I had my 2 grandsons Blake and Brayden with me for a few days.  Blake just turned 4 and Brayden will be 2 in August, so between them and a very hyper-excited Lola (our Yorkie), you can understand why my computer time has been somewhat limited!  We took our little guys back home yesterday (6 hours each way...too far) and it's really, really quiet around my house today.  Missing my  sweet boys, but I will get to see them in another month or so when their baby sister makes her arrival and joins our family!

So...I managed to get this card put together before the boys came to visit, just didn't find the time to get it posted!  This one is for the current Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge - PK Challenge 13-17 : Sketch ..............

* That adorable little duck is from the April PK Stamp Club - PKSC-16
* I added a fun birthday hat using the Party Items Cutting Files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

* The sentiments are from the "Honey Sentiments" stamp set from Peachy Keen - PK-195.  I just curved them a bit to fit on my circle mats.

* I added a strip of fun Washi tape along the bottom of my card and made a few stitching lines with my white gel pen to finish up this sweet birthday card.

Be sure to stop by the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and see all the beautiful cards the other designers created for this this week's Sketch Challenge!  I hope you can find some time to join in the fun.

Ok, before I let you go...I just have to show you what I've been doing the last few days....

All 3 of my sweet grands: Emma, Blake and Brayden

Playing in the water is fun... popsicles are even MORE fun!

Ok - time to get busy in my Craft Corner!  It will soon be time for more Peachy Keen Sneaks and I need to get busy on my projects.  I can tell you now - you are gonna love the stamps coming out next month! And, yes...I know that I say this every month, but I'm always right....right?  Back to work for me - hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll be seeing you soon!

Until next time,

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oh Happy Day!

Good morning everyone and Happy Wednesday to you!
Today is Design Team day over at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog and I've got a cute little gift box to share with you......

* I created the "Milk Carton Box" (from the Silhouette Online Store) in this pretty blue, polka dot paper - I just love that color!
* The adorably cute frog is from the "Rainy Day Critters" Cutting File at PPPR.
Isn't he just the happiest little guy?
* I put some yummy sour apple straws in a clear bag and tied them off with some pretty blue twine to put inside this sweet little gift box.

* The sentiment is from the "Artiste Collection BD" set by Close To My Heart.

Here's the complete set of "Rainy Day Critters"...aren't they adorable?

Ok, that's my DT project for today. Be sure to stop by the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog to see what the other Designers have in store for you. I happen to know that there are some amazing projects waiting for you!

Until next time,

Sunday, April 21, 2013

PKS Mid-Month Release and Sale!

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful, relaxing weekend! Did you find a bit of time to do some blog-hopping this weekend?  I've been involved in 2 hops since Thursday and there are so many wonderful, inspiring creations for you to see in both of these hops, not to mention...some awesome give-aways!  The Peachy Keen Hop runs until tonight and you still have time to get your name in the running for the prizes. If you would like to hop along, just click here to get started.  The other hop I am participating in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Hop.  It runs through this Tuesday and begins here. So...get hopping!

I also wanted to share a card I made with the new Peachy Keen Stamps Mid-Month Release - you can see these adorable stamps and read about the fabulous sale going on right now by clicking here.  But, hurry because the sale ends tonight (Sunday, April 21).'s my sweet card.....


* The fun little birdhouse card is a file from the Silhouette Online Store
* Those darling love birds are from the new Peachy Keen Stamps set (PK-198)
* The sentiment is also from this set and is stamped onto a mat I cut using the Spellbinders Die "Grommet Dies"

* I created a pocket for the inside of my card to hold a gift card.  The sweet sentiment is also from the Mid-Month Release (PK-196)

I just love these cute little love birds...

Ok...I won't keep you any longer.  Go hop, go shop...go have a nice Sunday afternoon!  I'll be seeing you soon.....

Until next time,

Saturday, April 20, 2013

PPPR Spring Blog Hop

Hello everyone and happy Saturday to you!
I'm happy that you stopped by today, because you are just in time for the
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Spring Blog Hop!

If you are following along the hop, you should have arrived here from my talented friend Barb's blog at BugBites.  If you are just popping in for a visit and would like to start at the beginning of the hop just head over to our talented designer, Lisa's blog at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

For today's Spring Hop all of the designers created a spring-themed project using some of the darling files created by Lisa of Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons.  I decided to make a sweet spring-time card using this adorable bee from the "Honey Bees Cutting Files" .....
 (click on photo to enlarge)

* I started with a 5 X 5 inch white card base.  Next, I cut a layer of yellow cardstock and a layer of pretty patterned paper from K&Company.  I machine stitched around the 2 layers a couple of times, added some pink crinkle ribbon and adhered the layers to my card base.

*My pretty mat is created from the "Layered Labels1 Cutting Files".  The bottom layer is cut from the K&Company patterned paper and the top layer is cut from green cardstock. I ran the green layer through my Cuttlebug using the "Honeycomb" embossing folder.
* After assembling this darling little bee, I gave her wings and antenna a bit of glitter for some sparkle and shine!

* I didn't have a flower in the color I needed for this card, so I grabbed a white flower and gave it a spritz with my Copic Air Brush and a yellow marker - I LOVE my Air Brush!
* The fun sentiment is from Peachy Keen Stamps (PK-197). I hand cut my sentiment banner, stamped my sentiment and gave it a dash of glitter.

And there you go!  I hope you like my sweet little spring time card!  Before I let you hop away, I need to show you the goodies Lisa is so generously giving away for today's hop....

That's right...all those goodies AND a 15.00 GC to Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons!  Pretty sweet! So all you have to do to be entered into the drawing for this great prize is:
1.) Be a follower of each blog on today's hop
2.) Leave a comment on each blog of today's hop

If you would like an extra chance to win, you can "like" Lisa's Facebook page at Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons and/or sign up for the weekly newsletter here.  Be sure to leave a comment telling me that you did!

One more thing before I let you go... there is a fabulous MEGA sale going on at PPPR right now that you might want to check out....

Ok, I've shared my project, given you all the details, shown you the goodies for the awesome give-away and told about the fabulous Spring Mega Sale!  Now it's time for me to send you hopping away to my sweet and talented friend Candace over at Scrappin' 3 Little Princesses. Thanks again for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Until next time,

Thursday, April 18, 2013

PKS Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to the
Peachy Keen Stamps Spring Fling Blog Hop!

I'm so glad that you joined us for this fun hop!  If you arrived here from my friend Emily's blog, Creations of an Army Wife, you are in the right place!  If you just stopped by for a visit and would like to start the hop at the beginning, you need to pop on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.  I encourage you to start at the beginning so that you won't miss even one of the amazing projects brought to you by the fabulous PK Design Team, both past and present!  While you are hopping, be sure to leave a comment on each blog because the Queen of Peachy Keen has an amazing prize package up for grabs and the more you comment, the better your chances!!!

Ok, so let's get started, shall we?  Today's hop is all about Spring, and each spring I feel the need to fix up, repair, remodel, get my point?  As much as my poor hubby dreads it, each spring brings several "Honey-do" lists!  So, to help my hubby keep all those "Honey-do" lists together, I thought I would make a sweet little notebook to keep them in......

(click on photo to enlarge)

*I started with two 6 X 7.5 inch pieces of chipboard.  I inked up the edges and covered them (each side) with some pretty October Afternoon paper.
* The tree and grass are both from the Silhouette Online Store.
* That fabulous bee hive and pretty little flowers are from April Peachy Keen Stamps Stamp of the Month (PKSC-16).

* The sweet little bees are from the "baby bee" stamp which was a freebie a couple of weeks ago. There is a larger version of this little guy included in the April Stamp of the Month.
* The butterfly is from last month's stamp set PKSC-15
* I used my Cinch to punch holes in my covers and inside papers then used black wire to bind everything together.
* Next, I used my Copic markers to color some white seam binding in shades to match my cover.  I snipped them into short pieces and tied them to the wires making this "Honey-do" notebook to bright and colorful for my hubby to miss!
I wanted the inside to be pretty too, so I stamped that cute little bee on each page....
Cute, huh?

Before I let you head off to the next blog, I want to pass on the info about the wonderful Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month Club.  If you aren't familiar with this program, and you LOVE Peachy Keen Stamps (I mean, really, who doesn't?), you really need to check this out!  You will receive a wonderful discount on the stamps and get to see the stamps before non-club members - just click here for all the info!

Ok, now you are off to the very talented Cristina at Crafting With Cristina!  Thanks again for stopping by - don't forget to leave some bloggy love for everyone!

Until next time,

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Knickers in a knot?

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I'm glad you stopped by today because I've got some good news to share with you!  It's almost time for the Peachy Keen Stamps Mid-Month Release and Kathy's done it again!  Oh my goodness, Kathy has come up with some cute, fun, sweet and sassy sentiments that you are sooooo gonna want to add to your collection!  These stamps will be available for sale at the Peachy Keen Stamps Store on Friday, the 19th.  In the meantime, I have a little sneak for you!

I used the new "Baby Buzz Sentiments" (PK-197) for this fun card..

How fun is that?

* I searched high and low for a cute "knickers" cutting file with no luck.  I finally settled on a clothesline scene that I found in the Silhouette Online Store and sort of re-vamped a pair of shorts that were hanging on the line.  Pretty much looks like a pair of knickers...don't ya think?
* I duplicated the base layer, flipped it and welded the two together to form a card base.
* Next, I added some pink ribbon around the waist and around the bottom.  Then I added a few white flowers made from ribbon (I think these came from Michael's).

 * The last step was to stamp on this over-the-top cute and sassy sentiment!

This little card was super fast and easy to put together and I can think of lots of people I could give this one!  Ok, that's it for me today - keep an eye out for more sneaks by our fabulous Peachy Keen Designers. I have a feeling we will be seeing lots of Peachy Cuteness over the next few days!

Until next time,

Friday, April 12, 2013

I like you more than coffee

Hey everyone and Happy Friday to you!
Are you ready for the weekend?  I've got a busy one planned, but that's ok, I'm hoping to sneak a little crafting time in there somewhere!  Got a quick card to share with you today then it's off to lunch with some of my best girlfriends....

If you only knew how much I LOVE my would understand how special the person who receives this card really is!

* This cute little guy is "Cafe Ian" from The Greeting Farm Stamps.  Isn't he a spiffy dresser?
I colored him up with my Copic markers and paper pieced his coffee cup. I'm still not happy with my hair coloring skills, but it is getting a bit better (well, at least I didn't cringe this time)

* My mats were created with the Spellbinders Die set "Curved Rectangles"
* The sentiment is from Lil' Inker Stamps
* I colored a bit of plain twine with my Copics to match the background papers and added a wooden button to finish up this card.

Ok -short and sweet today so I can go catch up with the "latest" from my girlfriends!  I hope you all have a wonderful, creative weekend!

Until next time,

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Superhero Tissue Box Cover

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner.
I hope your week is going well for you.  It's been a busy one around here....busy and beautiful! We hit 89 degrees here yesterday!  Sure makes me wonderful what the temps will be like in a couple of months, but right now I'm loving it!

I'm really glad that you stopped by today, because today is my first "official post" as part of the Design Team over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!  If you aren't familiar with Lisa's Designs, you really need to check them out -she has some of the cutest cut files, digital clip art and digital papers!

For today's project, I decided to make a cute little tissue box cover for my grandsons using Lisa's Superheroes Trio Cutting Files.....

* I started with a paper mache' tissue box cover from Michael's and sprayed painted the box red.
* The first side is decorated with this handsome "Super Man" - isn't he a cutie?

* Next comes "Bat Man"! I think he looks pretty awesome too!

* The last 2 squares were decorated using the Superhero Badges Cutting Files.  The black zig zag running around the box is from the Borders 3 Cutting File.

* For my sentiment mats, I took the base from the Superhero Badges and stretched it out a bit, sizing it to create the perfect mat for my BAM! and POW!  They really remind me of the comic book graphics!

Here's a view of the top of my tissue box cover....

* I just punched a few stars with an old paper punch I had on hand to finish things up!
And there you go...a Super Hero Tissue Cover for my Super Grandsons!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by today! I always look forward to your visits and sweet comments!  Be sure to stop by the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog to see the amazing creations the other Design Team Members have put together for your inspiration!
I hope you have a wonderful day and I'll be seeing you soon....
Until next time,

Monday, April 8, 2013

PK Connection "Birthday Challenge"

Hello Bloggy Friends and Happy Monday to you!
I've got a quick post to share with you then I have to get back to cleaning this house of mine (cleaning fairy went AWOL..again).

I hope you have had a chance to check out the challenges we have going on at Peachy Keen Stamps this week.  If you scroll down my blog you will see the "Sibling Challenge" going on over at the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.  We also have a "Rainy Day" Challenge going on over at The Peachy Keen Connection (you can see my card for that challenge here).  We also have a "Birthday Theme" Challenge going on over at The Peachy Keen Connection - you can see the details about this challenge by clicking here.  Ok, I think that covers the details about all of our fun challenges, so now here's my card for the Birthday Theme Challenge....

* This darling birthday cake shaped card is a cutting file from Lisa at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  This file is from the cute set Birthday Panda Cutting Files.
* "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from Peachy Keen Stamps PKSC-12. I stamped the sentiment with clear Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.


 *I decorated my cake with some cute little flowers from Peachy Keen Stamps new release PKSC-16.  I colored them with my Copic Markers, cut out the flower portion and added them along the cake layers.
* A few doodles with my white and black gel pens and a bit of glitter for the flame and it's all done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you find some time to join one or all 3 of the fun challenges we have going on this week!  I look forward to seeing what you create!

Until next time,

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Rainy Day Challenge

Hello everyone - thanks for stopping by!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  It has been so pretty here today.  I spent about an hour outside, soaking up the sun and reading a great book.  It was so nice, especially after the cooler temps we have had lately!

I also spent some time in my Craft Corner today playing with my project for the upcoming Peachy Keen Spring Blog Hop.  I'll have more details about that for you later. In the meantime,do you need a fun challenge to play along with? We have two great challenges going on over at The Peachy Keen Connection!  My friend Cassandra is hosting a "Birthday Theme" Challenge and I am hosting a "Rainy Day" Challenge.  For my challenge, you can create any spring project with a "Rainy" theme.  Here are the general rules for both challenges:

We're sponsoring TWO challenges this month and will be awarding one $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner from each challenge.  If you enter both challenges, you double your chances of winning a prize, but you do need to create one project for each challenge, as combining challenges is not allowed.
Using Peachy Keen Stamps on your project IS a requirement if you want to be considered to win the Gift Certificate! 
You will have until Tuesday, April 9th at Midnight to play along.
We will randomly choose a winner from each group of challenge entries.  Those winners will be announced and their photo featured here on the PK Connection on Wednesday, April 10th.

Here's the card I created for the "Rainy Day" Challenge....
(click on photo to enlarge)

* That cute little boot is a cutting file from "Miss Kate Cuttables".  I used the offset feature to create a shadow of the boot.  Then I duplicated the shadow, flipped it and welded the two together to create my card base.
* Those darling little ducks are from the new April Stamps Release (PKSC-16) by Peachy Keen Stamps.  I paper pieced the ducks and colored their sweet faces with my Copic Markers.

 * I covered the puddle and the tiny little raindrops with Glossy Accents for a wet look.  Those raindrops are actually flower petals from an old Martha Stewart punch -they made perfect raindrops!
* The cloud is cut from a sheet of scrapbook paper - you can see the entire sheet in the background.
* Sentiment is from Peachy Keen Stamps Duck Dolls (PK-266)

 Ok - that's my card for the challenge...I would love to see your creation linked up with us at The Peachy Keen Connection soon - hope you can play along!

Until next time,

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-14 - Siblings

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by!
I hope you've had a great week and are ready for an even better weekend!  It's been a busy week here as I've been working on fun projects the newest release of Peachy Keen Stamps.  But, I have had so much fun with these cute, cute stamps. If you missed my "sneak peeks", you can see them here, here, and here.  The entire stamp release will be available for sale Friday night (April 5th), after our Release Party at The Peachy Keen Connection.  The party begins at 6:00 pm, complete with fun, inspiration, games, challenges....and PRIZES!  Hope you can join us!

In the meantime, I have another fun Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge to share with you:

Create a card pertaining to siblings.
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 4/10 - 11:59 pm EST

Here's my card for this week's challenge.....

I decided to use the sweetest sibling I know for my card .... my grands!

* After creating my cardbase - I machine stitched around the edges a couple of time.
* The Polaroid frame is from the Silhouette Online Store.
*My blue background is embossed with a Darcie embossing folder
* All those cute little children are from the "Jillie Bean Valentine Set" by My Scrap Chick
* I gave them some cute little faces using the July 2012 Stamp of the month set by Peachy Keen Stamps  (PKSC-07).  The "SMILE!" sentiment is also from this set.

* Using my Cameo, I cut out letters for the names of my grands and added them to the bottom of my frame.
* I added a little star (from a paper punch) to Blake's shirt and gave Emma a pretty strand of pearls and there you go!  I just love that Brayden is looking up at his older siblings!

I thank you so much for dropping by today and taking a peek at my sweet card!  I hope you will stop by the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and see what the other designers have created to inspire you for this challenge.  Such cuteness awaits!  I also hope to see your sibling project linked up with us this week!

Until next time,

How about one more PK Sneak?

Hi there and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
So, have you been enjoying all the Peachy Keen Stamps sneak peeks?  I love this new release and I've had so much fun playing with these cute stamps.  If you missed my first two projects with the new stamps, you can see them here and here.   And tonight, I've got one more sneak peek to share with you...........

How cute is this little guy?

* This darling little honeycomb box is from the Silhouette Online Store and I thought it was just the perfect background for my sweet little bee.
* After assembling the box, I added a pre- made daisy to the front. I think the flower was made by K&Company.  But, I've had them in my stash for a long time, so I'm not really sure!

* This cute little guy is from the new Peachy Keen April Stamp Set.  I colored him with my Copic Markers and added a bit of glitter to his wings.

There are few other darling little sneaks waiting for you at the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.  My fellow Design Team Members have created so many fabulous projects for your inspiration - be sure to stop by and check them out!

Don't forget - tomorrow night (Friday, April 5) is our big Peachy Keen Stamps Release Party!  The party starts at 6:00 pm (CST) at The Peachy Keen Connection.  There will be fun, inspiration, challenges and prizes - so you don't want to miss out!  Hope to see you there.....

Until next time,

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Another Peachy Keen Sneak!

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
Have you been enjoying the amazing sneak peeks going on over at the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog?  If you've missed the sneaks that have been posted so far, you really need to head back over there!  You don't want to miss out on the amazing projects the Design Team has been posting!

My "official" posting day at the PK Blog is Thursday, but in the meantime....I've got another little sneak to show ya.....

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How cute are those fabulous Peachy Keen Eyes?

* This sweet little baby is a cutting file from "My Scrap Chick".
* Before assembling the baby, I stamped his sweet little face using a stamp from one of this month's add on sets. You are going to LOVE this set ♥

* And, did I mention...the pacifier is also a stamp?  How cute is that binkie??
* After coloring in the eyes with my Copic Markers, I added Glossy Accents for some shine.

I just love this little guy!

Ok, that's it for me today.  Be sure to stop by Peachy Keen Stamps for all the latest sneaks.  And, be sure to join our Release Party at The Peachy Keen Connection on Friday, April 5th at 6:00 pm (CST) to see the entire collection of stamps, wonderful inspiration by the DT, challenges AND prizes!

Until next time,

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spread your wings and fly!

Happy Monday all my sweet bloggy friends!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Can you believe that it is April already?  Wow - this year is just going by too quickly to suit me!

Well, with a new month comes a new stamp release from Peachy Keen Stamps and the "sneak peeks" begin today!  I know I say this every month (because every month it's true), but these stamps are so adorably cute that you just can't stand it!!  Our very own Peachy Queen has done it again, so don't dare miss even one day of the sneaks!  The Design Team has put together some fabulous inspiration for you and you can see Day 1 of the Sneaks here.  But, before you go, I have a sweet little sneak to share with you......

Pretty, huh?
The jar, lid, butterflies, swirl and sentiment are all from the April Stamp Set.  And, these beauties are just a little peek at this amazing set!

* All images are colored with my Copic Markers
* I didn't have any twine in the color I needed, so I used a Copic marker on some plain twine to create just the color I needed to match my card.

* I wanted my jar to have the shiny look of real glass, so after coloring the jar I covered it with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder.  I then heated it up with my heat gun, waited for it to cool completely and repeated the process.  I love the shiny look that resulted.

Ok, that's my little sneak for you today.  Don't forget to stop by the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog to see what the other designers have in store for you.  Have a great day and I'll be seeing you soon....

Until next time,
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