Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fabulous Felt!

Hey Peeps!

It's been pretty quiet here on the Peeps Blog and I apologise for being totally MIA myself!

Still, can you believe it's December already? It's crept up on me so fast! December also marks a time for a new challenge here on the Papertrey Peeps Blog and it looks like it's my turn to host it...(if it's not then feel free to ignore me or just play along for fun anyways!)

Seeing as it's a super busy time of the year, I'm setting a challenge that will hopefully see you almost play along without realising it!

CHALLENGE: It's getting colder this side of the pond and I'm now turning to my blanket more to snuggle in...what's this got to do with cards? Well I wanna see that same warm, fuzzy feeling incorporated in your projects by using felt! Felt adds so much lovely texture to a project and makes a fitting material to play with for your holiday cards (unless you're in the Southern Hemisphere I guess!)

Here's my example featuring a stocking die cut from felt:

Deck the Halls

I can't wait to see what warm, snuggly, felt-a-licious creations you come up with! :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October Peeps Challenge

Hi Peeps,

Well, we just arrived home from the big wedding in Mexico. My stepson married a girl from Merida and the wedding was there last Saturday. Goodness, the wedding was quite an affair--we left about 2:00 am and that was early!

I wanted to get this challenge posted before we left but just never got it done. For the theme, of course I thought of Halloween first--the October holiday for many of us. But I really like color challenges and found this wonderful photo on Tori Jayne's website.
Aren't these colors yummy! Hopefully there are plenty of possibilities--polka dots, cupcakes, doilies, cherries, twine!! Play around and see what you can come up with using at least three of the colors above.

I am SO behind and so will need to post my entry a little late! I have piles of laundry and no food in the house!!

Be back later!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September! Peeps Challenge

Hello there Peepsters! 

I thought it would be fun to pull inspiration from several places for this months challenge. It's the time of year when things are being harvested from our gardens. Farmer's Markets are at their peek with yummy produce. Autumn smells are starting to emerge along with the colors for that season too.
The challenge is to make a card or project or gift set incorporating a fall/harvesting theme. 
You could use Papertrey's Friendship Jar sets or Just For You set on recipe cards. How about the Wreath for All Seasons or the newest stamp set, Simple Sunflowers. I really liked the square wreaths I saw at William Sonoma. That last one shown is called the Larkspur. Had to include it along with everything else as I live near a town called Larkspur! And don't forget Fruit
There is no time limit for entering this. I haven't even finished the other months prior to this one! Just have fun and post it for all to see and get inspired by. I'll be making my entry this weekend and add it to this post later. Enjoy! Carol

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August Challenge

Well, here I am a couple days late and probably several dollars short. I know we've all had a busy summer and ours has just flown. It's been full of grandchildren and activities (are you sure we only have three?). Don't misunderstand, I love them dearly and treasure every minute we have with them. But it's a job in and of itself. And I haven't touched a stamp since mid-June! Enough about me.

I don't know what it's like where you live, but we've been roasting here with record breaking temperatures. I know the Midwest has been sweltering and Texas is suffering from a horrible drought. So I thought it would be fun to "Chill Out"! Make a project that speaks of cool to you. Take it literally or figuratively. Want to start on holiday projects? Here's your chance. Or maybe you're dreaming of cool ocean breezes with icy cocktails with umbrellas. Whatever your thoughts, let's all "Chill Out"! Hope that sounds cool. Add your link below. I wanted to have a sample ready but that doesn't seem probable until next week. I'll be back to add that.