Monday, June 28, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 31, Cuttlebug Spot Independence & New Blog Candy Winner

Wow, is that a long title or what?! This card covers 2 challenges. First, the sketch came from Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog #31. Go over there to see the sketch and this is my take on it! Next is The Cuttlebug Spot Celebrate Independence Day challenge. You can see that here I don't usually do 2 challenges in one card, but it worked this time ;-)

I designed the entire card on my Gypsy. I just got this on Saturday and LOVE it!! I can't believe how easy this went together after planning it on there. The circles came from Plantin Schoolbook (I haven't been able to load George yet) and the stars came from Graphically Speaking (love the search feature!). The small rectangle I stamped on came from the Gypsy too. The card size is 5 x 5 inches.

I followed the sketch, and the stamp is from Peachy Keen. I used a marker and just colored in the fire part to stamp around the firecracker. Then I colored everything in with Stampin' Up! markers and stickles on the outside part of the fire. MPS Family & Friends stamp, gold stickles, SU! ribbon and pop dots on the stars and sentiment. The patterned paper was from a Martha Stewart pack I got on clearance a while ago. Last, but not least, I used the Swiss Dot folder through the Cuttlebug on the blue cirle and the stars (just added gold stickles to the dots on the stars)

Finally, I waited over a week and did not hear from one of my winners so I drew another name and it was Flowerdisco! I already heard from her and her package went in the mail Monday.



  1. How cute! You did a great job and I love the colors. TFS:)


  2. I love your blog, Helen! Your cartoon at the top is adorable! Love your take on the sketch, thanks so much for playing along this week! Good luck! ~ Angelica @ PKS

  3. cute card I love the firecracker stamp.

  4. I LOVE THIS CARD!! And what makes me happy is that you gave me some inspiration to use that DP. I have the same one I got awhile ago but just haven't been inspired to use it yet..Thanks!

    You did a great job with our sketch this week!! Good luck winning one of those awesome prizes!!

  5. Every time I come to your blog, it makes me smile! I love purple and polka dots!!! Your card is super cute too! Thanks for playing again at PKS! Good luck!

  6. Your card is adorable! I love that little firecracker!

  7. Great job. I love this stamp and this card is so festive.

  8. Very very cute card! You did a nice job! Good Luck on the Peachy Keen Challenge!