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.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Challenge ...

Okey Dokey Peeps! I'm all ready here ... :0)

I wanted to share a new place that came across my radar screen lately - everyone out there already know about Cath Kidston? I recently had the fun of going into a store and really didn't want to leave!

How much fun are fabrics like these? Or how about this batch? Who wouldn't like to add a couple of mugs like these to the kitchen? And I was pretty sure that I *needed* a new bag urgently!

Unfortunately they haven't employed me as their new marketing manager (in case you're wondering), but I came away with a heaping dose of patterns and colours in my head!

So the challenge!

Is to take some inspiration from any picture or combination of pictures from the site ... but if you use co-ordinating scraps (those lonely little bits) of patterned paper from your stash and incorporate a flower - you get extra points in my book!

July Challenge

What do you think? Ready to play?

I hope you're a tad inspired and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!

Have a good one :0)!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Challenge-Let's Hear It for the Men

Hey Peeps! Since June is month where many countries have a holiday to celebrate fathers, this month's challenge is  to create a masculine card for those special men in our lives. I made this card for my special man--my husband; although not officially a father, he is a good daddy to our fur babies, a wonderful son, and I blessed that he is my husband.

I can't wait to see what everyone creates.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Challenge April Showers Bring May Flowers

Happy May! It is my turn to host. This month I am making the challenge simple. In honor of the saying April Showers Bring May Flowers all you have to do is make something with flowers. You don't have to make your own flowers like I did you can use stamps or floral paper too. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Papertrey Peeps April Challenge

Hey all! I finally finished my daughter's wedding invitations, whew! Now I can get to visiting some blogs and taking care of other stamping business.

Terri reminded me I'm hosting the April challenge for our blog group, the Papertrey Peeps so I've chosen (almost mid month here, but hey, weddings come first) to challenge the group to use black, either as a bold accent or the main color.

I found inspiration in a photo of a quilt in a magazine I bought. Lots of bright colors in the quilt that stand out even more vividly due to the black surrounding them. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Quilter's Sampler
Paper: Black, purple, pink, orange, yellow, white
Ink: black archival
Other: copics, MS butterfly punch, cuttlebug folder

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Papertrey Peeps March Challenge

Hello Peeps! It is time for the March Challenge. This month we are making Good Luck cards in honor of St. Paddy's day! But you can't go out and buy St. Patricks' stamps. Instead use some other symbol of good luck. To help, this wikipedia site lists some lucky symbols as does this squidoo site.

Good Luck to you all with this challenge!

(I am travelling this week and forgot my camera at home, but will post my card this weekend.)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Papertrey Peeps Challenge#2

Hi Peeps!

Today it's my turn to host the new challenge.. Valentine's day is coming soon so I challenge you to make a valentine card !
That's not all, you must use either pink or red colors;)
Here's my card (click on the image to see larger)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Let's Start with Gratitude!

Happy New Year Everyone!!! Can you believe that 2011 has arrived already??? I hope everyone had the opportunity to toot a horn and share time with family and friends.

I don't know about you but I always get a little reflective during January. I'm sure it has something to do with resolutions and goals.

The first Papertrey Peep Challenge of 2011 revolves around gratitude and thankfulness. Make a card to thank someone and then make sure you SEND IT!!

The first card is for my husband to use so I needed clean, simple, and nothing girly.

The second card is for everyone who is reading this post. I am grateful that my life has been touched by so many people in so many places.

Happy 2011! ~Rhonda