Friday, May 31, 2013

My Sweet Lovebug ~ SMS May Release!

Hi There! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together!
Today Scrappy Moms Stamps is releasing 2 new sets and are they every FUN!
I created a card using the new Gone Buggy set:
This was a super fast card but this cute little bug was too cute not to use. The love bug is from the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge and I placed her on a mat that was cut from Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge.
Here is a look at the newest sets from Scrappy Moms Stamps:

Both these sets are in stock and ready to ship!
Be sure to check out all of the the designers blogs this week as you will see many projects coming up using these sets.
Also we have a guest designer this month: Julie from Ready Set Stamp. She has a lot for you to see!
Now head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to get these fabulous new stamps!
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Have you Heard? ~ PKS Sale!!

Hi there! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together!
If you haven't heard Peachy Keen Stamps has 2 sales going on right now!
The first is the Peachy Pick of the week:
You can grab theses stamps at this great price until May 29th at 8 pm CDT.
The second sale that is going on begins tomorrow and is for Memorial Day weekend and the best part is that Peachy Keen Stamps will be giving 10% of the net proceeds to the American Red Cross for the tornado victims and the recovery efforts.
Here are the details:
Memorial Day Sale 2013

Dear ,
In our excitement to announce our Memorial Day Sale, we inadvertently made a typo in our Free Shipping details. Our shipping is always free over $75.00, and available to US shipping addresses only. Our apologies for this miscommunication, and appreciate you allowing us to correct it. Thank you!


We are so excited to bring you our annual Memorial Day Weekend Sale, but even more pleased to announce that in addition an amazing FREE STAMP (two stamps are included on one sheet, both are over 2.5" wide - that's the largest FREE stamp we've EVER offered), we are also giving 10% of all net proceeds to the American Red Cross in honor of the Oklahoma tornado victims and recovery efforts. Can you help us make this donation a HUGE success?

Our sale this weekend begins bright & early tomorrow, May 24th at 8 am CDT and runs through Monday, May 27th and ends at 11:59 pm CDT.

The more you spend, the more you save!

UP to $24.99.......10% OFF your entire order!
$25.00 - $49.99....15% OFF your entire order!
$50.00 - $99.99....20% OFF your entire order!
$100 or more.......25% OFF your entire order!
all discounts are calculated pre-shipping.
As always, shipping on orders over $75.00 (after discounts) is FREE!
(US Shipping Addresses Only)

Please note, our offices will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 in observance of the holiday. We will offer limited email support during this time.

We apologize, but sale prices can only be given during the sale times listed above. We are unable to adjust past or future orders. Please be sure your order is placed during this time frame to ensure sale prices are received.Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Thank you for helping us honor a special weekend remembering those who have given their lives for freedom of country.
Sincerely, The Peachy Keen Crew

I hope you all have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend!!
Until next time... Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

PKS Inspiration

Hi There, Peachy Fans! Welcome to  Luv Scrapping Together!
Today I am sharing inspiration using her and on the Peachy Keen Blog.
For my project today,  I decided to make some mini greeting cards that are perfect for a little pick me up or to use as a gift tag.
These cards measure 3.25"x 3.25".
I cut a scalloped square and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder.
The fruit is from PK-239 Faceless Fruit. I paper-pieced each one.
Here is a close up each:

As you can see, I added ribbon or twine to each card. I made a total of eight cards, 2 of each design. My plan was to have a box finished for you but, as you all know, this is a busy time of year and time is like a vapor!
Visit my blog sometime and I may have a box for you in the future!
Thank you for stopping today!
Until next,
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sweet on You ~ SMS Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Hi There! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together!
Today is the start of another Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge.
This week we are challenging you to make a project related to comfort food or fun foodie favorites. The designers have all used our SMS Mom's Diner stamp set....
Here is my card for the challenge:
For this card I created the base using my Gypsy and the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge. I welded 2 of the book cuts together.
The cupacke is from the Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge. I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the heart and sprinkled it with some Martha Stewart coarse glitter.
The sentiment is from this Scrappy Moms set:
This set is available along with many others on the Scrappy Moms Stamps Blog. Just clicke HERE to see all the wonderful stamps Scrappy Moms has to offer!
Check out all of the rest of the design team's blogs to see what they have created for you today!
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!


Friday, May 17, 2013

It's Your Day... ~ PKS Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hi There! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together!
If you are looking for the PKS and SVG Cutting Files Bog Hop click HERE.
It's challenge time at Peachy Keen Stamps! This week is a photo challenge.
Here are the details:
Create a project using the photo as inspiration. Interpret the photo ANY way you'd like, just be sure to let us in on your creative process! The colors next to the photo are only suggested!
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 5/22 - 11:59 pm EST
Here is the card I created using the photo for inspiration:
For my card, I used PK-206 Female Floatin' Frog. This stamp set comes with the floating frog and a few sentiments. I had so much fun coloring her!
This next picture shows the shine I added to her eyes and her drink. I, also, did some doodling with my black gel pen.

Here is the rest of the sentiment that I stamped on the inside of the card:

Other products used:
Country Life Cricut cartridge ~ sun
Create A Critter Cricut cartridge ~ pond
Copic Markers
Spectrum Noir Markers
Fiscars Grass Punch
I hope you will join us this week! I look forward to seeing what you create. All the details can be found on the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog.
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Pretty Little Flower ~ SPS Inspiration

Hi There! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together!
If you are looking for the PKS and SVG Cutting Files Blog Hop click HERE.
Today I am featuring a card made with products that can be found at Shop Pumpkin Spice. This is also my inspiration card for the Pumpkin Spice Blog.
The challenge this week at Pumpkin Spice is Flowers. So I decided to create a shaped flower card.
I chose papers from Carta Bella's Traditions 6x6 paper pad. These papers are gorgeous!
I created the base of the card with the shadow cuts from Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge and welded them together. The layers are also from Elegant edges. I inked everything with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
For the center I used my new circle dies that I wond from My Craft Spot. :)
I stamped the center with a sentiment and added this beautiful brad from Crate Paper's Pretty Party Eclectic Buttons.
I added some pop dots for dimension and I, now, have a beautiful card on hand to give to someone special!
If you haven't joined in the current Pumpkin Spice Challenge you still have time to link up!
You can find all the details HERE.
Thank you for joining me today!
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ABC and 123 ~ PKS and SVG Cutting Files Blog Hop

Hi There! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together!
Today Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Cutting Files are teaming up for a blog hop. This is a 2 day hop and this is Day 1.
If you arrived her from Gwen's blog: This and That by Gwen, then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog and want to start from the beginning then head on over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.
The goal of this hop is to inspire you to use your Peachy Keen Stamps with SVG Cutting Files. There are so many files to choose from and boy, are they ever cute!
For my project I created a teacher's gift using the 3D Book Box SVG cutting file.
I combined the file with several Peachy Keen Stamps. I used PKSC-08 September 2012 for the cute little apple, face, and sentiment. The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder to look like chalk.

On the side I used PKSC-09 September 2012 for the thank you sentiment.
I added some Twinery Baker's Twine to the front to create a bookmark and Trendy Twine for the bow on the apple. The brads are from my stash.

It's a little hard to see from the picture but I took a few strips of white cardstock and ran it through my paper crimper to give the look of pages.

The box opens up to reveal a chocolate treat but you could put a gift card or some other small gift inside.
All the paper used for theis box is from My Mind's Eye "School Daze" 6x6 paper pad.
Before you leave, I wanted to make you aware that there are TWO $35.00 gift certificates ( 1 from Peachy keen Stamps and 1 from SVG Cutting Files ) up for grabs for each day of the hop! (remember this is day 1) All you have to do to win is leave a comment on each blog along the hop.
Thank you for stopping today!
Now it's time to go see what Jaymie from This and That Scraps has for you today!
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Bird-day! ~ SPS Challenge

Hi there! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together!
I have another card to share that I put together for one of the National Scrapbook Day challenges over on the Pumpkin Spice Blog. There are 11 challenges total with a chance to win $20 gift certificate for each challenge! Wow! You can see all of the challenges HERE.
I put this card together for Court's challenge #9: Throwback to Kindergarten: Doodle and Color
I did some pen work around the edge of my card, colored my bird with Pro Markers, and added a few dots with my black pen.
All the items used for this card were purchased from Shop Pumpkin Spice:
 Pro Markers
Yellow paper was from an SPS kit.
You have until 9 PM est. to get your submissions in for your chance to win a $20 girft certificate to the Shop Pumpkin Spice store!
So Hurry! Head on over to Pumpkin Spice!
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hog Heaven! and Milkin' It! ~ PK Connection Challenges

Hi there! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together!
Have you linked up your projects to the May Release Challenges on the Peachy Keen Connection yet?
If not, you still have a little time left and a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!
Here is the card I created for Challenge #1 Flower Power.
For this card, I used the newly released PKSC-17 May 2013. I colored this cute little pig with Spectrum Noir markers. My patterned paper is from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy Girl 6x6 paper pad.
I cut my mat from the Lacy Labels Cricut cartridges stamped it with PK-107 Cloudy Day background stamp. Iadded a flower and ribbon from my stash to finish my card.
Here is a close up of the this cute little pig!

I created this next card for Challenge #2 Shaped It Up!
I used the bottle found on the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge for my shape. The shadow was welded together using my Gypsy.
This cutie-patootie baby girls is from PK-209 Life is Good Babies. This little girl is just the sweetest! I colored her with Copic markers and paper-pieced her clothing.  The bottle she is holding and the sentiment are from PKSC-17 May 2013.  I added some baker's twine and a small rose from my stash to finish it off.
The May release is currently 20% off retail through Sunday, May 12th. so, if you haven't purchased yours yet you may want to do it soon. You can find the whole release at the Peachy Keen Stamps store!
Now, hurry to get linked up over at The Peachy Keen Connection. The challeges close tonight at Midnight cst.
Thanks for stopping!
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day Card with Scrappy Moms Stamps

Hi There! I am posting this a little late but wanted to get it up.
Today a new Terrific Tuesday Challenge has been posted at Scrappy Moms Stamps!
This week's challenge is all about Mothers. Make a project for Mother's Day.
I made a card, of course!
I used a sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps "Fun Celebrations" set.
Other items used:
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge ~ mat
Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge ~ flower
My Mind's Eye Reunion paper pad
The Paper Studio flat backed pearls
Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Ribbon from my stash
Foam tape
I hope you will join us in the challenge this week. You can link up at Scrappy Moms Stamps!
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

NSD hourly Challenge at Shop Pumpkin Spice!

Hi There! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together and the Shop Pumpkin Spice May Blog Hop!
This month we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day with a Challenge on Every Stop. 
The twist.... Design Team members will be posting Hourly starting at 8 AM est.
The last challenge was posted on Lezlye's Blog: Lezlye's Ink and Paper Creations and the Pumpkin Spice Blog.  I have posted the whole blog list at end of this post so you can easily see what you may have missed so far.
 Here is what I have created today. These are 2 shaped cards and I used scraps to create them.

For this card, I used Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge to create the base , the scallop, and the hat.
The base was cut from Bazzill Kraft cardstock. All of my scraps came from Echo Park's Paradise Beach 6x6 paper pad. This is a fun and colorful collection of beach and summer prints.
I added a brad from MME The Sweetest Thing Sunshine Brads and added some baker's twine in Blossom from The Twinery.
To finish my card off, I added some faux stitiching with my white gel pen and a ribbon from my stash.

Here you can see how this card folds open. The Cricut cartridge has this shape built right in.

For my second card, I started with the same Bazzill Kraft cardstock but this time I used 2 circles that I cut from Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge. In the picture below it shows how I attached them to create the base. The circle and starburst shape also came from Accent Essentials.
I cut the party hat from Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge.
My scraps for this card came form MME The Sweetest Thing "Tangarine" 6x6 pad. I LOVE the prints in the collection. They are just so pretty.
I made a pom pom from The Twinery Baker's Twine in Mandarin for some embellishment.
This sentiment is also from My Pink Stamper's Birthday Doodles set and stamped with MPS Darkest Night Ink.

To make a shaped card without using software to weld your images togetheris to cut 2 of the same shape. Score one of the shapes about 1 1/2 inches from the edge and just add adhesive to that part. It's very easy and the plus side is that your shapes will not have a flattened side.
Ok, so here is my challenge:
Make a shaped card using your scraps!

Challenge submissions must be posted on the Pumpkin Spice Blog. I will be picking the winner from all the submissions for this challenge only. I cannot wait to see your creation!
Shop Pumpkin Spice has also given us a COUPON CODE for the store!!! She is having crazy sales - just click on the sale section! The coupon code for my post is: NSD4 for 10% off your order today!!! Click HERE to go to the store.

Here is the line up for the NSD Celebration (the times listed in pst.)

Each NSD Challenge winner will receive the SPS Winner badge for their blog and a $20 Gift Certificate to Shop Pumpkin Spice.
Have fun today. The next challenge will be posted at 12 PM est. on Carissa's Blog: Happily Ever Paper Crafter and the Pumpkin Spice Blog.
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Life is Good ~ PKS May Sneak Peek

Hi There! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together!
If you haven't heard, this is day 2 of Peachy Keen Stamps May sneak peeks! Is this month's stamps ever adorable!! If you missed day 1, you may want to head on over to the Peachy keen Stamps Blog to check out yesterday's posting. The ladies have really brought it this month!
Kathy has drawn up the cutest little critters and babies that are going to make you ooo and ahh!
Here is the first card I have created with this month's stamps.
Oh my! I just stop smiling at this cute, cute baby!
For my card, I used PKSC-17 May 2013 for the wagon and bottle.
PK-208 Hey Baby for my baby and clothing.
PK-209 Life is Good Babies for my sentiment.
This cute patterned paper is from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy (boy) and Budle of Joy Dots and Stripes (boy). The baker's twine is from My Mind's Eye.
I colored my baby, bottle, and wheels with Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir makers and I paper-pieced the rest.
These stamps will be released Sunday evening, May 5th. and will be available for purchase from the Peachy Keen Store. For added fun, join us for the May Release Party on the Peachy Keen Connection Sunday, May 5th at 7 PM est. There will be games with prizes and some challenges.
Head on over to the Peachy Keen Blog to see even more peeks.
I will be back with more sneak peeks is the coming days.
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!