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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Scribble Me - HUNGRY!

Are you hungry? Do you love a good hamburger?? Add cheese and bacon to mine and we're good to go! But then again, doesn't bacon make everything much better?

Today I think we should celebrate the wonderful yummy hamburger, cuz know what? Yeah, you're catching on by now huh?? It's National Hamburger Month!! I used this super fun image from Scribbles Designs for a little added inspiration for the Scribble Design Challenge Blog. I am sure that this hamburger is no way related to the theme of the current challenge, but still fun none the less.

Images used: Hamburger

Hey! This card goes really well with the beer mug card I created a little bit ago, lol. So, for this card, I used: Stampin Up cardstock, Crate Paper pattern paper and metals dies. I with my Copics adding Wink of Stella on some of the veggies. I added buttons from my stash, and what is it with buttons looking aligned and then moving around while they dry?! 😁 At least my pennant (that I hand cut) is straight.

You know what to do - click and go to the Scribbles Challenge Blog to add you project to the current challenge so you can win some free goodies! And click HERE to go to site where you can purchase and download free images.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Friday, May 19, 2017

Georgia Peach?

I am here with another FUN 2 week challenge at Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenges! The challenge theme is.....animals! Squeeee - who doesn't adore animals? I have to share a story with you. My hubby and I have a dear friend who lives in Canada. I call him my Canadian Porn Star, reason being, the 1st time I ever met him he had on a t-shirt that said "Porn Star" (in very 1970's font I must add.) He calls me his Georgia Peach. Why am I telling you this??

Image used: Peaches

Because silly, this adorable little elephant is a digital image from Bugaboo and it's called Peaches! LOL So now you know why my little elephant is so special and I believe I'll mail this card to Adam. Enough about my porn star and on to the card deets. =)  I used digital pattern papers with Neenah and Bazzill cardstock, Hobby Lobby ribbon / glitter brads and Copic markers and of course my beloved Wink of Stella!

So, don't forget to check out Kitty Bee Designs blog for more DT inspiration and then click on the challenge tab on the top of the page to enter your project for a chance to win prizes from these sponsors.



And here's one more quick look at my card for the animals challenge, Have a super day!


Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
 Peggie Sue

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Scribble Me ~ Froggie Went a Courtin'

No, not really. But I always did love Mr. Toad!! So today I celebrate Frog and Toad because, I have another crazy holiday to share with y'all!! TODAY is National Frog Jumping Day!! I know right?! Who knew?! Now you do!

Today is indeed a great day because I am here sharing more Scribbles Designs. I just love this green "frooog". He comes in a full set that looks like this:


Isn't that just the cutest set of images and sentiments?? I wanted to use the frog to celebrate Toad and Frog of course, but also to send out as a birthday card. I added "Hoppy Birthday to the inside of the card.

Images used: Gone Buggy Too

I used Die Cuts With A View pattern paper, SU & Neenah cardstock, buttons from my stash,  Memento ink, Copic markers and a circle die. The hardest part about this card was finding matching buttons, which BTW,  looked totally aligned when I glued them down! LOL

Please take a quick moment to pop over to see the current challenge on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. You could win some really awesome prizes if your project is chosen winner!!

Now I'm off to jump some frogs! Enjoy your day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Scribble Me ~ Let Them Eat Cake!

Welcome to May! I am here with your friendly public service announcement ~ May 11th is National Eat What You Want Day! Yep - I knew you would certainly wanna know you are free to eat whatever you'd like on the 11th and it's totally ok!! I will be eating brownies and cake. Maybe even a brownie cake!

For today I am using more awesome Scribbles Designs images! I wanna remind you that Scribbles has a super fun challenge going on, just click HERE! Go check it you and maybe you can win a prize.


Images used: cupcake,  "go forth"

This cupcake image is actually another freebie! Click on the link and go grab it. The sentiment is wonderful and comes as two images the words and the words enclosed in a ticket image! Such fun!!

I used SU and Neenah cardstock, Basic Grey patterned papers. The pretty bling is from Michaels and was just the perfect little accent. I colored this little guy with my Copics and although you can't see it I added Wink of Stella to the whole cupcake!

Please don't forget to head over to Scribbles Design Challenge Blog so you can see the current challenge and submit your project to the mix. You can win a great prize my friend!

Don't forget to eat whatever you want on May 11th - spread the word!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Friday, May 5, 2017

A little sweetness for Mom

Hello friends!

I want so share a fun challenge with you ~ Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges. Every other Friday Kitty Bee hosts a challenge and the theme changes to keep it exciting. And there's always a really cool prize or two to be won! You don't wanna miss this opportunity to jump in and play along.

Image used: My Besties can be found here

This week the challenge is Anything goes with an optional twist: for mom. The sponsors for this challenge are:


I used digital pattern papers, SU cardstock/ribbon and Michael's flower, Copics and Wink of Stella.  Make sure you stop by and add your project to Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges and maybe you'll be a lucky winner!

Thanks for stopping by!
 Smiles & Hugs!
 Peggie Sue

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I'm back and oh so excited!

Welcome to Maxx & Boo today! Glad you are here. I am happy to share with you my 1st 2017 Kitty Bee Design Team Spotlight. The 1st Wednesday of each month I will be here to share a project using a Kitty Bee Design image. I created a journaling pocket for a scrapbook page or a junk journal. I haven't decided which I'll use this in, but it's so cute I am sure to use it soon. 

Images Used: Sunflower Bun

I cut brown cardstock down to 9 x 4 and scored then folded it up at 2.75". I used eyelets strung with twine to make a pocket. I added digital images to create journal cards and pages (tucked inside a mini petal envelope.) I added a sweet, glittery "smile" die cut. I colored my bunny using my Copics and added a bit of Wink of Stella to his sunflower petals.

Make sure you click here and check out all the wonderful DT projects. I also hope to see you here again as I share with you many more Kitty Bee Designs moving forward.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Scribble Me! Buzzing Bee

Howdy!

Did you know that April was Lawn & Garden month? I love being outdoors in the spring. Thankfully, I don't have allergies like my dear hubby. I can be outside for hours listening to the birds sing and admiring the beautiful flowers and green plants & trees. It's just a little bit of heaven I think.

Today is a my GDT spotlight here on my blog for the wonderful Scribble Design Challenge Blog. I decided to recreate a card I saw while spending way too many hours looking thru all the amazing inspiration on Pinterest. Unfortunately the image of this card was a dead link, so I am unable to give credit where credit is due. But the card.... oh so cute!

Images used: Bumble Bee"Hello"

I did change the papers and added the bow and sentiment, but isn't just the cutest? I thought it was a perfect card to celebrate Lawn and Garden month. Now, the coolest thing about this card - this is a FREE images from Scribbles Designs! How wonderful is that?? She actually has a bunch of wonderful FREE images you can download immediately. Run go check them out and download 'ya a few.

To make this card, I used: Neenah cardstock, Robin's Nest zebra paper, American Crafts polka dot paper and SU black glitter paper, boarder punch and ribbon. I colored the fatty with my Copics adding Wink of Stella. I drew his little loopy path with a black gel pen.

You know what to do - click and go to the Scribbles Challenge Blog to add you project to the current challenge so you can win some free goodies! And click HERE to go to site where you can purchase and download free images.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Scribble Me ~ Always Together

Hey! Go grab a cold one and when you do, grab it's always faithful little bubby the pretzel! But, before you do, you need to know that  these two BFFs have their very own holidays! Yep! April 7th was (is) National Beer Day and April 26th is National Pretzel Day! No joke people - can't make this up!

And with today being my GDT spotlight here on my blog for the wonderful Scribble Design Challenge Blog. I thought I'd throw together a card for my upcoming wedding anniversary. And since he loves beer and I adore pretzels, this card combo was a simple Duh-Huh!

Images used: PretzelBeer Mug, "Always Together"

To make this card, I used: Stampin Up cardstock, Bo Bunny pattern paper and metals dies. I colored both images with Copics adding Wink of Stella to the beer foam and liquid glass to the salt spots on the pretzel.

You know what to do - click and go to the Scribbles Challenge Blog to add you project to the current challenge so you can win some free goodies! And click HERE to go to site where you can purchase and download free images.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Scribble me! World Penguin Day is Almost Here

Yep, you heard me correctly! April 25th is World Penguin Day! Didn't know about this holiday did you??

When I found out I decided to celebrate the joy by creating this card. Since today I am acting as a Guest Designer for Scribbles Designs, I found this adorable Scribbles Designs image. And yes, I know the time for snowflakes in the south is long gone. But, I try to make my Christmas cards all year long so I don't have a panic party in November when I need 60 cards to mail out. So, "check", one more card completed! :insert smiley face:


I used SU and Neenah cardstock, Bo Bunny patterned papers and a wee tiny ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The snowball bling is from Michaels and was just the perfect little accent. I colored this little guy with my Copics and although you can't see it I put Wink of Stella on this little beak and bow tie.

Please don't forget to head over to Scribbles Design Challenge Blog so you can see the current challenge and submit your project to the mix. You can win a great prize my friend! And if you follow the links under the picture of my card, you can make your own version of my Christmas card for the upcoming holidays.

And don't forget to celebrate our little well dressed north pole friends come April 25th. Share some love!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fab-U-Kitty News!

After taking almost a year off, I am super happy to share with you toady that  I am one of the newest members of the very talented Design Team at Kitty Bee Designs (again)! Oh how I've missed these gals and creating for the wonderful owner of Kitty Bee images. One the blog, there are super fun challenges with sponsors an great prizes! You should pop over and check out the current challenge - Easter projects!





I decided to upload a few of my fav past cards I made. Hope you can make it over to the blog to check out the DT projects and to toss your project into the challenge! Stop back by to my blog for more projects to come!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Travelers Journals - I. Am. In. LOVE.

This past week has been spring break for Wildman's school. We've had a rather relaxed "staycation". During research for a recent project I came across Travelers Journals. More specifically Midori's. They've been around for years - but I'm new to them. Now, when I worked in the "real world" I carried a huge leather bound, zip round date book. I created all my inserts for it even back then - WELL, having fallen in love with "Fauxdori's" - I saw no other option!


I decided on the regular size insert, mostly cuz it's basically an 8.5x11 piece of paper folded in half. I do trim a bit off all the way around. I then decided I'd create one book for the month/week, one book for my blog organization, one book for birthdays/anniversaries and addresses and one that is my journal. YEPPIE! I learned more publishing and design tricks about Word in 1 week then I've learned in years!


These are pocket folders I created out of decorative file folders.


Inside has two pockets I can stick all kinds of goodies into.


I created this adorable 4 pocket insert from a regular file folder that I covered in some FAB pattern papers from a paper pack my hubby bought me for my birthday a year or so ago. I created a pattern for the outer cover (after watching this GREAT tutorial on MyCraftChannel.) I will post pictures once it's completed (I've gotta get Pellon.)

Thanks for hanging in there for a long & passionate post -

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Scribble Me a Little Bunny Joy

Hello Friends and am early Happy Easter to you all!

Today is my 1st official Guest Designer Spotlight over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog! I am super excited to be a GDT gal for the next 3 months. You should "hop" on over to check out the current challenge and all the super wonderful digital stamps and papers. They've got prizes!

So, on to my card! How stinkin' cute is this little bunny?! I mean come on! With Easter just a week away, I wanted to create a cute Easter card to send to my daughter in Virginia.

Images used: B Bunny Joy, "Happy"

For this cutie pie, I used Basic Grey Papers, Neenah & Michael's cardstock, crocheted trim & pink bling from Hobby Lobby,  SU ink, Copic markers, Joann Fabric Embossing folder and a stitched rectangle die. I cut the bunting by hand and folded in over some Michael's twine.

Please take a quick moment to pop over to see the current challenge on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. You could win some really awesome prizes if your project is chosen winner!! If you want to use this little bunny image for your Easter projects click on the link above.

Now I'm off to fill Easter eggs for our egg hunt! Enjoy your day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Exciting News Friends!

I will be acting as a Guest Design Team Member for one of my fav designers!! Over the months of April, May and June, I will be posting for the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog! I will be posting on Sandy's blog the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. I decided to post every Saturday here on my blog using her wonderfully fun images. I thought a fun way to use her images would be to feature odd and obscure holidays! But, please know, I didn't make any of these holidays up. That's what makes some of these dates so dang funny!

Sooo, April is National Humor Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Pecan Month and oddly enough with it being National Humor Month, it's also Stress Awareness Month! So, mind your stress and remember to laugh!!

My 1st cards is only here on my blog, BUT, I decided to show you how you can use your images in very different ways then they may have been intended. These cute little elf boots were drawn with Christmas in mind. But, in honor of April Fool's Day, I made this funny little card. Just changed the colors up a wee bit and there you have it.

Scribbles Designs Images Used: #880 Elf's Boot 2

I used my Copics to color his little booties. I added matching paper to the bottom of my cut & matted image. I chose to use two different circle embossing folders in keeping with his polka dot tights. Added a pick button and he's done. This card makes me smile and I hope it'll make my daughter smile too when she gets it in the mail.

Don't forget to stop back by every Saturday to see more of Sandy's designs! Click on the links to participate in her monthly challenge and to purchase some of her versatile designs!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Monday, March 27, 2017

Happiness update!

I got some super happy mail this morning! My spiral binders came in, so I was able to start making my scrapbook journals I plan on putting into my Etsy Shop. Squeeeeee They are coming together oh so nicely and I am pleased.

Noooowwww ~ please forgive my pictures. They are far from professional, it's just I couldn't not share. I have decorated the outer tabs, and some of the inside too. When I make them to sell, they will very much like this with a hidden spiral binding.


I know the front doesn't look like much, but once it's embellished it will be marvelous! The "P" is an absolute gem of a find - sign board letters, numbers and punctuation Loooove them!. Another squeeeeeeee! 


Like I said, please forgive the less than professional pics - you can see my little kitty Chemmies playing Vanna White (LOL.) I am beside myself with joy - the journals are so making me smile!


I also received the 1st shipment of product to package for the shop, ATG gun tape refills. I placed my 1st Scor-Pal order and I am working on another big deal or two! I can't contain myself you guys!!

Soooo, I will make a formal announcement once I have my inventory ready to put into my shop. I am hopeful I should  be ready to load a good bit in 2 weeks.

Thanks so much for being part of my blog and my journey. Watch my blog for upcoming announcements and maybe even a grand opening coupon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Friday, March 24, 2017

Raining Cats & Dogs

Well hello there!

Today after running errands I was able to come home and make a few cards for a swap I am in at Splitcoast Stampers. Raining Cats and Dogs. I decided to split my cards 3 cats and 3 dogs. I decided to keep the layout the same only changing the image and papers. Funny, when I took the pic I saw the little puppy paw print banner is just a wee bit wonky. Guess, I'll see if I can adjust it.


My images and papers are digital. I used my Copics, dies, bling and a little Wink of Stella. I put a little glitter on the colorful bits on both cards.


I have been feverishly working on my GDT projects for and those will be posting those each Saturday here at on the Scribbles Design Challenge Blog, so keep an eye out for them. While you're at it, you might as well give the challenges a try! You can win wonderful prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ribbit

Hello ~

Took a little time to post some of the items I've been coloring. After not using my Copic's for almost a year, it's like starting all over again! So, I've printed a bunch of images out to practice at night while I watch TV with my fam. It'll still take more time, always learning & growing.

I also decided it'd be the perfect time to learn how to manipulate digital images with more proficiency. It's super fun to build images. The digi images are from Pixel Paper. I placed the frog on the lily pad and then I split the butterflies up (as they were one image) then I flipped one, repositioned them and then regrouped the altered images. I will never go totally digital, but I will be trying more moving forward!


Not sure why this card look so very washed out. I'm trying to learn the filters in my photo program and on PicMonkey, but am having troubles with that... more to learn! But when you stop learning, your brain dies!

      Challenges:
            Kitty Bee ~ #90 Living Things w/ Wings

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Friday, March 17, 2017

An Amazing Day in History!



I was born 49 years ago today! (tee hee) My mom passed way too many years ago, when I was 23, but she always called today St. Peggie's Day. She was an amazing lady and I miss her more today than ever.

Anyhooo - I hope you all have a WONDERFUL, luck filled day my friends!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Little Spring Birds

I adore hearing all the little birds each spring. It simply makes my heart smile, or should I have said soar?? I like to leave my windows open to listen to their calls too.

I got lucky this month and have been able to create a few projects featuring these little guys. I will share one with you now and once I've finished my other project I'll share that one too.


This card was created for a swap I am in at SCS with these two swaps in mind. It was like the perfect month that they all were the same theme!

I used cardstock from Michaels, the pattered paper is old Penny Black. I used a deckled rectangle die to cut out Copic colored digi image from Sami Stamps. The tag is a retired SU small oval whale tail punch. The sentiment is SU too. The twine and pink bling are Hobby Lobby. And I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the pink spots.

         Challenges:
               Scribbles ~ #51 Birds of a Feather
               Kitty Bee Designs ~ #90 Living Things w/ Wings

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Monday, March 13, 2017

New Goodies in Shop!

Hello my friends!

I want to share with you some exciting news but 1st, let me tell you I've added a few little goodies to my Etsy Shop. Right now it's just some play felt food I created as a special order and sadly the customer had to withdraw. So, in an effort to not "eat" my own felt food - I thought I'd offer it up in sets. You can click the link on the right side bar and go straight to my shop. Here's one of the sets I'm offering up - yummy!



Now, for the exciting news!!



I have secured my place as a ScorPal retailer!!  I am also working on applications with two other very large, well-known companies that provide high quality cardstock, stamps, adhesive, tools, dies, embellishments, pattern papers, etc.! I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself! I will keep you updated with the progress and when I start adding items to my shop.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sweet Gifts

Well, I've not been able to craft much this week. I've got a sick Wildman at home. I picked him up from school early on Friday for a low grade fever and it's not getting any better! Took him to the doctor yesterday and she said it was the flu. He'll be home until he's fever free for 24 hours. The way it's looking it's gonna be all week!! He's so dang pitiful!!

Today while he was sleeping I decided to make a little purse to hold some matching cards. Well, the purse turned out waaay larger than I envisioned. So, I decided I'll get a bag of hard candy to put inside with the cards.

Okay, I used basic cardstock, pattern papers from my stock and stash. The stamped images and sentiments are from Stampin Up: Wacky Wishes, Endless Birthday Wishes, Flower Shop and Petite Petals. The leaf die and embossing folder are SU too.


Added SU taffeta ribbon here and popped the white circle up on foam tape.


I used my MISTI to stamp the flowers down the side of this card front. I stamped the black 1st and the yellow last.


The purse didn't even fit well where I always take my blog pictures so the handles are cut off a bit, but you get the idea. The white enamel dots I made 2 at home from the pearlier beads. That was a very fun project and the few I made have lasted a loooong time! I should make some more even tho I don't need them, it was that much fun!


Okay, I am gonna close up and check on Wildman and dinner. Have a roast in the crockpot and beans on the stove. Can you say YUM?!

         Challenge:
               Kitty Bee Friday ~ #89 Flowers
               Scor Pal ~ #35 More than 1 Fold

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Monday, March 6, 2017

Another day, another kitty

Hello to you ~

I posted the other day a pic of one of my sweet kitties sleeping on my computer. Well, here's another kitty from earlier today.


Obviously my kitties know something I do not know. I think when nobodies home I'm gonna give it a try! This sweetie is Chemmies, Chemmers, Chimaney Cricket, Chim Chim Cha Ree, he has about 1000 names really. He's the silly one of the bunch and is such a lovie! 

So, with his help today, I was ale to create a few 3D gifty items for upcoming needs. I plan on filling this cute little bunny with treats for my son, who, BTW, has been home with a low grade fever ALL weekend and today! :sad face: Maybe I should I fill it up now to cheer him up.


I copied a tutorial from MayMay Made It on YouTube. But, there are a ton of tutes all over the web for this little bunny and many variations of. It was super easy and such fun to decorate.

This cute little box I made for my daughter. Yes, hopefully you will get the joke of me stamping "best mother ever" as I made it and am giving it to my child. I giggled the whole time I was creating it! I have filled with a nice spring colored nail polish and will be sending it with her Easter goodies in a few weeks.


This squatty, chubby little milk carton is just the cutest! I followed a tute from YouTube and can I just say, I looove making 3D items. They are such fun. I haven't really decided what I will put inside or who I will give it to yet. Maybe I'll just keep it on my desk to make me smile.


So, I guess Wild Man will be home again tomorrow as his fever is still too high for school, but to low for the doctor to have him come in without any other real symptoms. They say it just needs to run it's course. Ugh!

        Challenges:
              Scor-Pal ~ #35 More than 1 score

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, March 4, 2017

I just had to post this...

I am working at my craft table today. I go to eat the pizza hubby had reheated for us and this is what I came back to. My sweet little helper Little Momma (aka Purrcilla.) I adore this little kitty. She's got the tiniest little meow and she's my buddy. Thankfully I had gotten done with this Christmas card before she took up residence on my laptop, cuz I didn't have the heart to move her! So I went and worked on laundry until she moved...


She slept there for a little over an hour. Now that she's moved to the sunny window, I can share her pic and this card.


I used a 2 Cute Ink image, SU patterned paper and Hobby Lobby cardstock. I am out of all my great SU cardstock. It's very sad! They do make high quality papers. Annnd since losing Archiver's I have no where to get great papers! The snowflake under the under the image is from a large pack I picked up from Michael's 2 years ago.

        Challenge:
                Scribbles ~ #50 Baby it's Cold Outside

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Just a little family portrait

I am still working on my Christmas cards and will be thru the 1st of November. I figure it's so much easier to do a bit at a time. By doing it little by little I can also take time to try new things. Shoot it's just so much more fun taking my time.

I've seen these split front cards on Pinterest so I decided I'd try my hand at one. I created this one with challenge in mind. It's part of Santa's family of course!


The images are from ABM Illustrations. The paper is Bo Bunny and I used Copics and Wink of Stella. You know a card's a winner when your hubby inspects how the front panel is held together and hands it back to you with a real smile! He said "I really like this one, Boo!" Yeah, he's a keeper.

         Challenge:
                  ABC Christmas Challenge ~ E,F,G (edge, family or girls)

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Friday, March 3, 2017

Fabulous Friday!

Welcome to the weekend my friends ~

I have recently unpacked my Cricut and decided I really need to use it more and learn all it can do. I had an original Cricut when they 1st came out and lemme tell you I wore that thing out! Knew that machine inside and out (so did my son, at the time he was like 3.) Then I decided to sell it and get the 2nd machine they put out... I used it but not as much and certainly didn't know it 1/2 as well as I did the 1st machine. Then like an idiot I decided a Silhouette would be so much better. I sold all my 80+ cartridges, the machine and all the mats and tools AND my Cricut Gypsy for next to nothing! I'm still kicking myself for that ever so silly decision!  End result, didn't like the Silhouette and sold it, then I bought the Cricut Explore Air. (See why I soooo regret selling all my other Cricut goodies?!) I've had it for a bit and have used it here and there, but hadn't really invested the time required to leearrrrrn it. So today that changed....

I made these two cards using my sweet little machine. I actually made these cards for 2 wonderful ladies. And me ever being the rebel - wanting to look at something in just a different way, I created the 1st card as a Birthday Gift Thank You card and not an actual Birthday card for the Cut It Up challenge. I added tiny little pearls to the centers of the flowers and to the sentiment. I'm gonna plop it in the mail today.


My next cute little card is for the Kitty Bee Aloha Friday challenge. It's harder to see but, the card front is actually a floral cut out! It's super pretty and behind it I decided to add a bright floral pattern paper to peek out from the floral cut out design. I colored a wee little bear (whos holding flowers) to a blue mat. I popped it up from the card front. I also added Wink Of Stella to his little pink ears, nose and heart and again to his little flowers. I really love this card bunches!!


I had a blast watching a few YouTube vids on the Explore Air and know without a doubt, I will be using this machine a lot more moving forward!

             Challenges:
                       Kitty Bee Designs - #89 Flowers
                       Cut It Up - #116 Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Reindeer Games

Good Morning -

I am on a roll with a few Christmas goodies. I had a great time creating these two treat boxes. I will hide them away to use come holiday season.


My 1st box will hold a good bit. The image I used is a cling stamp purchased at Michael's while on clearance.  The card stock and pattern paper is from SU. I used a bit or twine and Copics.


My 2nd box is just too cute, I think. Paper is SU and the image is Lawn Fawn. You can 't tell it but his little gift is on a pop dot. I used Copics to give him a bit of color. The ribbon is seam binding I bought yeeears ago from Etsy. I can't wait to put a little gifty inside this Christmas. When I created him I thought of my Daughter.

       Challenge:
              Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: March ~ Anything but a Card

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue