Wednesday, September 29, 2010

MPTS October Challenge #2 Harvest or Fall

It's that time again over at More Paper Than Shoes blog, for our monthly challenge-this month we have such a treat for you "Two Challenges!!!". A Halloween or Harvest/Fall Challenge!!!

I decided to create for the Harvest/Fall challenge-since I totally love pumpkins and crows!!!! here is my little creations.....enjoy

Theme: Harvest or Fall-"Think Crop Season on the Farm!"


Supplies: Glitter and ribbon

Embellishment: Hand made flower

Technique: Embossing

Surface: Any

I used a chipboard die cut of a crow, traced it onto a chipboard that would hold ink-cut him out and dragged black soot ink over the crow. Using Verza Mark embossing ink applied to the Crow-topped off with black embossing powder and heat set it to give a natural look. I also stamped a snowflake and embossed it to use as a spider web (that's a great way to use your stamp sets you have laying on a shelf-think, outside the box with your stamps)!! Add some glitter and you have a cute little Halloween or fall decoration.

A close up of my little crow and his punkin patch-he is sure celebrating Harvest in style. One of our challenges was to create a hand made flower-this one was a tough one cause I could have made a ton of flowers-but this little cutie needed just the right flower. So here it is a "Lollipop Flower" made from a strip of pattern paper, scored and folded-then glued the ends together to form a circle, popping the folded circle down on top of a scrap piece of paper and adding glossy accents to bond the edges together. whoo looa a very cute flower-add a little black pearl and my punkin patch is complete.

A side view-the little pumpkins are scented home decoration to fill your home of fall spice. I couldn't resist using them in the patch...and the little stem berries I sprayed with Glimmer mist (sunflower, brick and coffee shop) to give it a more rustic feel. Wrapped the stems together and hot glued in place.

Supplies used:

Paper Mache' box
Paint (Making Memories)
Papers (Scenic Route Papers and Basic Grey new Jovial Nordic)
Stamps (CTMH: pumpkin patch, snowflakes #D1171, Hero Arts: pumpkins)
Inks (Ranger Distress Ink: black soot, Rustie Hinge, Wild Honey, Archival Black ink, Verza Mark)
Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels: sunflower, brick, coffee shop)
Embossing Powder (CTMH: black)
Glitter (Martha Stewart: green)
Ranger (stickles aqua, Glossy Accents,Inks)
Pearls and Gems black (Hero Arts)
Adhesive: (Tombo, Hot Glue, White Glue, Glossy Accents)

scrap on,
Peggy Lee

What I've been Doing!

Not much in order-but I have been away for awhile, so I thought I would share what I've been doing in my busy life as a mother, wife, daughter, and a creating chick.... Here is a pic of my mother's sunflowers up in Maine-I went home last week to help out with some family issues and to visit my family. My moms garden is pretty much picked over and cleaned out-but the sunflowers were still trying to hang on. Do you see the little visitors enjoying the nectar of the flower-I got pretty close to them, the little bees didn't seem to care about me. I had a nice visit with my family, here is my mother Ada, she had a few strokes about 6 years ago and her life is spent in a wheelchair and she enjoys living, always smiling and happy. She loves to sit and enjoy the birds that flock to her bird feeders and enjoys her sunflowers. She is a strong women and I admire her will to live and move on everyday (she only has use of one arm and one leg..). So proud of you mom.
While visiting my family, I brought my crafting supplies, I created some handmade cards for my mom to the daisy flower ones....

God's beauty-here is me driving up to Maine (all I can say it's a long drive)!!!!

Oh Yes!! Can not forget that our baby Olivia got her driving license before I left-Whoo hooo she did it, we are so proud of her, and happy it's over, now she can drive for us!!!!! hahah
Our children grow up way to fast, if you have young ones enjoy them. Life moves fast.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MPTS Mid Month Challenge

More Paper Than Shoes Blog is have a "Mid Month Challenge" below is the instructions on what to do to play along with our DT and the colors are so yummie!!!!!

1. Create a card or project using the 3 colors below(old olive, pretty in pink, and rose red)
2. Photograph and blog about your creation
3. Post your blog link to this post!!

Here is my "Happy Birthday Card" I created using the colors-the flowers are handmade with special handmade paper!!! here is a close up of my handmade, rolled roses with a little pearl gem in the center!!!! Lovely
Bazzill Card Stock: olive green, red
Making Memories: pink scallop paper
CTNH: White Card Stock/ Stamp: Happy Birthday
Studio 490: Leave Stamp set
KaiserCraft: red pearl
Ranger: Archival Ink: Black

Come along and jump over to play with us on this awesome challenge....
Peggy Lee

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Holidays

Holidays are upon us and so I created this Happy Holidays card for Basic Grey Challenge blog for their challenge #28 "Paper Piecing".

When I saw this new paper line of Basic Grey "Jovial" that came in the scrapbooking store I knew I had to create for this challenge-I just love the fresh different colors for the holidays... Here is a side view of my paper piecing the reindeer on top of another deer to give it pop and depth.... with adding Stickles to the berries on the wreath finished the card off perfectly....
Supplies I used:
Basic Grey Papers: Jovial Nordic, Jovial Blizzard
Card Stock: Bazzill Kraft, Natural
CTMH Ink: Chocolate
Imaginisce Stamp: Cottage Christmas Happy Holidays
Ranger Stickles: Christmas Red, Aqua
Adhesive: Tombo, pop dots.

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog is having a "Sentimentally Yours" challenge using a CTMH sentiment, here is my entry-yes it is in my last post for Aarons paper bag inspiration-but also fit perfect for H2H challenge..... the tiny roses are made with a 2x2 piece of card stock, cut a spirl out and inked edges and rolled the card stock up to form a tiny rose bud.....
CTMH inks: Juniper, Cholocate
CTMH cardstock: Juniper
CTMH stamp set: Happy Journey
for the rest of the supplies look at my last post-thanks Peggy Lee

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Paper Bag Card Inspiration

Here it is my take on Aaron Booth paper bag card she did a video for Creative University Online classes on Ustream using a paper bag, stamps, ink and here is my take on her video class-so happy how it came out I am going to make some for gifts....

close up of my rolled tiny paper roses.....

CTMH: inks: Juniper, Chocolate
CTMH: cardstock: Juniper
CTMH: Happy Journey-stamp set
Paper Bag
Tiny Brads
grab a paper bag, cup of coffee and watch Aaron create this adorable card....
Thanks Aaron,
Peggy Lee

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show blog: this weeks challenge is "Layers" wow what an exciting idea to create with, skies the is my little gem a Card "Treasure Life"... I created an easel card with Kaiser Craft new paper line-which is sooo beautiful!!! I also used CTMH Stamp Set "A Tweet" (A1104) along with CTMH Chocolate, Black Inks...for the layers I created these little gems~~~~pretty little paper flowers~~~~added a pearl and whoo looa!!!

To give the bird some pop-I used glossy accents!!!! covered and let dry!!! perfect highlights.

this night time picture taking seems to work with this color palette-grab a cup of coffee and hop on over to SSS blog and see all the inspiration...

Kaiser Craft papers
CTMH stamp set
CTMH inks
Ranger Glossy Accents
Stampin Up's scallop punch

Friday, September 3, 2010

CTMH New Autumn/Winter Idea Book

Yes it's here the new 2010 CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book-full of fun filled pages of eye candy, new products, and tips. For a copy of your own Idea Book please leave a comment or email me at I would be happy to share with you a "Faster. Simpler. Easier." way of scrapbooking, stamping and sharing your artwork with family and friendsAmazing artwork of CTMH exclusive products: here is one of the new lines of My Reflections Magnifique!!! The colors are so bright and simply beautiful...and a bonus all CTMH inks, markers, card stock, papers, ribbons, and embellishments coordinate awesome...SOTM: CTMH offers monthly specials and for September : THRILLER

There are a few ways to earn this stamp set at a discount or even for FREE!!! Please feel free to leave me a comment or email me with any questions, or to order your copy of the Idea Book..or just to chat, I love comments.
Scrap on,
Peggy Lee

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MPTS September Challenge

So this months challenge was a doozie!!!! This challenge pushed me so hard out of my creative box, I was burning a hole in my brain thinking what was I going to create!!!! Then I remembered that one hot summer day back many, many years ago, when my girls and I were up home visiting my mother in Maine, and it was sooo hot out and no pool to be had. My mother said girls I have a great idea, lets fill up this old bucket ( your mother and uncle Peter used to take their baths in it on Saturday evenings on the farm) so they sure did....the photos speak loud and clear my girls had a blast, they played in that old bucket the whole time we visited. Generations of memories to scrap about.... RUSTY BUCKET
Theme: "Rustic (rusty bucket)

Supplies: Metal and Twine (or wire)
Surface: Any
Technique: Torn Paper

Hop on over to MPTS blog challenge to see more inspiring artwork from the other DT Members, and while your at it-dig through your stash and create a piece of art with "Rusty Bucket" in mind..I would love to see your art....

close up of my stamped flowers, inked and curled to pop off the page....

I started with Cosmo Cricket 12x12 paper (I had in my stash), inked the edges with CTMH Chocolate ink, distressed the edges of photos, taped down and torn the edges to show the white core-also inked the edges in Chocolate...
punched two little holes on each edge of the photo and tired hemp in a knot-to add texture and depth...
took another Cosmo Cricket pattern paper that matched and tore both sides and inked to draw the eye. added a little journal box lined with antique brads, to off set the Metal Letters I used to spell out "Bucket Suds"
This layout still needed more, and plus my girls were in the photos and we love flowers, so I grabbed a couple of stamp sets and inked in many colors, cut out and inked edges, and distressed to give a muted look- and whoo looa handmade flowers to match...
Supplies I used:
Cosmo Cricket paper
Glossy Accents
Double sided sticky tape
Metal Letters
Making Memories Brads
Due Drops
Inks: Chocolate, Sunflower, Garden Green, Barn Red, and Juniper
Stamps: Funky Florals, With Love (old stamp sets that I had on hand)
enjoy visiting the DT blogs: create on
Peggy Lee