Saturday, April 28, 2012

Best Buds

Ok...for this weeks Peachy Keen Challenge We had to stamp our own background paper. The mailman came early and I got my new All Around Everything Accessories from MyCreativeTime.

I just knew I was gonna stamp those cute tulips and get to use a little punny sentiment Best Buds by stamping super tiny faces with Peachy Keens PK 560 Dolly Dumplin Face Assortment in 3/8". The yellow polka dots are freehand to enhance the background paper.

The pop dotted bouquet of "friends" is from the Cricut Cartridge Spring Cottage .

The stamped images are colored with Spectrum Noir Alchohol Ink Markers on watercolor paper.
LG2, CT4, DR5, BP1 and accented with a Clear Star Jelly Roll Pen, White Jelly Roll Pen, Black Fine Point Sharpee, and 2 shades of green Bic Mark-its.

The computer generated sentiment is cut in layers using Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles

Birthday Party in A Box

The Tool Box on Sweet Tooth Boxes is a generous size cut at 9 1/2 inches. I used a heavy weight Bazzill cardstock for the box.

A little luggage lock will secure it and the handle is sturdy enough to really hold it.

I am sending this out of state to a friend for her birthday. Inside it will have a little birthday party. Invitation, little cake plate, napkin and plastic utensils. A spa sock cupcake, a scented candle, some balloons that are only blown a tiny bit, some confetti, streamers, party horn and a birthday card.

I used primary colors and it screams P A R T Y!!!

The flowers are made using my new flower dies from MyCreativeTIme/ and Cuttlebug Quilling Flowers from

Super fun! All that is missing is a live {{{HUG}}}

Mothers Day Banner we go. Mothers Day is approaching. My Mommy is getting a special gift and this banner will be one of the decorations for the day.

Take 9 colors of papers from your stash of great papers. I love to experiment with different color schemes and this combo came in a dream!

Take 4 different Cricut cartridges.
Banner: Birthday Bash
Flowers: Giant Flowers
Font: Storybook
Charms: Teresa Collins Sophisticated
Close up of Key

Close up of 2

Close up of Heart

The best lesson on this project is that it makes a HUGE difference in the flowers and leaves to use a cushioned surface and a Metal Ball to get realistic looking flowers and leaves.

I used McGill Craft Molding Mat and Paper Shapers

Seeing if the Park Bench out front will be its' home
While these recommend punches...I found that Cricut Cartridges have amazing petal and leaf shapes in all kinds of cartridges.

I also purchased the book Paper Bouquet by Susan Tierney Cockburn. This is a valuable source to create more realistic flowers.
Close Up of Colors
I hope you enjoyed this banner. I hung the charms with huge paperclips that not only held the charms beautifully but also added necessary weight so the banner doesn't blow all over. The banner flags are attached and hung with lavender tulle. Another feminine touch.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fancy Frame and Embossed Vellum Flowers

This sweet card has lots of elements but goes together easily. The challenge: Use any Cricut Cartridge with a Frame. I chose Elegant Edges for the looped frame and ran some super shiny paper through The Cuttlebug using Diamond Plate. Check off the Frame!

Now the flowers are made using My Creative Time Flower Petal Dies. I cut vellum envelopes up in powder blue and white. What a difference when you run them through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot Folder. So dainty and pretty. I curled the edges with scissors and put a little pearl bead in the center. The leaves were cut from 2 shades of green envelopes using the leaves from my CuttlebuQg uilling Flowers.They are the perfect size for these layered flowers.

The sentiment is stamped from My Creative Time All Around Birthday Time using Stampin' Ups' Buckaroo Blue and stamped onto the My Creative Time Scalloped and Stitched Circles,

The background papers are from a prize I won! Echo Park 6x6 Dots and Stripes. I love that little pad and will be sad when I've used it up.

I added a few blue rhinestone bitty flowers from my stash 'cause you always need some blingage!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Peachy Keen Play with Color Challenge

Peachy Challenge 14 :: Color Inspiration

Today we are playing with COLOR!
DoBea chose our color inspiration photo today and it will definitely get you thinking 'out of the box'!

I played with color alright!!! I got out my Martha Stewart 6" Party Crafting Template and some 6" Origami papers in a rainbow of varigated colors to form a hanging decoration that is so fun swinging in our daily breeze. The happy face is from PK-578 PAPER DOLL BASIC FACES. My favorite for large faces and this one is a 4" round. I hope you like it.I inked the cheeks with pink chalk and black freckles with white highlights.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Kristin Wilson Handmade $100 GC to

HUGE $100.00 Give~A~Way!!

I am giving away one $100.00 Gift Certificate to Superstore to one lucky winner!!

Have something on your wish list that you are dieing to purchase? Want any of the new CHA items? Look no further!! You could be the winner of my HUGE $100.00 Give~A~Way!!

Why am I giving away $100.00? Well... I have a new blog that I would like you to become a follower of. I am closing Lilsweetpea's Place and opening up a new blog called Kristin Wilson Handmade. Nothing is changing except the name. I will still be posting pictures of my projects and doing videos. It's just time to get my name out there. In fact I have transferred every blog post from this blog over to Kristin Wilson Handmade.

In the process of moving I would like to take all of you with me! So in order to be entered into the $100.00 Superstore Gift Certificate here is what you need to do!

1.) Become a follower of my new blog Kristin Wilson Handmade!
2.) Post about my $100.00 Give~A~Way on your blog.
3.) Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post about my $100.00 Give~A~Way.

That's It!
Good Luck Everyone!
Hope you like my new blog!!
I will be announcing the winner on May 1, 2012.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Childrens Finery

Here are some Baptism and 1st Communion dresses, bonnets and bloomers I have made to order.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Knifty Knitted Hats for my friends' Daycare

I was asked to make knitted hats for my friend so she could give them to her Daycare. Some of the little babes must have grown since ordered but they look so adorable.

They were fun to make on the Knifty Knitter and now she learned how to use one too. My secret is out!

Emmas MCT Sneak Peak at new release --- I just love these

MCT April Stamps Sneaky Peek #1 ~ Episode 342
Please Visit MyCreativeTime and see the Sneak peak of the new release of some fabulous stamps.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Rose is a Rose

Here is a card using primary colors.
The rose is from Walk in My Garden and the R is from Princess Party.

A 10 pound Newborn Girl is still cute

Here is a cute card I made for a friend who just had a baby girl twice the size of our baby girl! She chose the theme of jungle animals prior to her birth so this card will be perfect.

The cut is from Cricut Cartridge New Arrival and the Peachy Keen Stamps designed for this cartridge is Baby Animal Faces and More #PK-742.
I practiced shading with my new Spectrum Noir Alcohol Inks. The white of the eyes are with a Jelly Roll Pen and the pen stitiching is with a Super Fine Point Sharpeze Marker.

The cute "little" 5" elephant is pop dotted with 4 layers and the leaves are only glued down at the bottom to give a flowy dimension.

Friday, April 13, 2012

West Coast Rocks - Right Renee???

Last card using Letter Envy for a while!!!

Cuts from the Cricut Cartridge Letter Envy, Cricut Everyday and Nifty Fifties.

Look in the Circle cut and see the personalized bottlecap my son had made for my birthday!

My Bowling Team Bowldogs

Here is a little card that I will save for the end of the season for my team. We are the Bowldogs and my team love me for my handicap!

This card has a crest from Letter Envy. The bowling pin, ball, phrase and font is from Nifty Fifties and it is the first time I used this cartridge!!! I had to have it for the bowling ball and the Chevy that looks like my dads' first car.

Hugs and Kisses to Terry

If I get her address I will send her this card!!!

She and I are taking the unlimited entries serously and I could not resist. I am not waving the white flag...just showing that I noticed that she and I totally understood it was unlimited!!

Letters and crest are from Cricut Cartridge Letter Envy and the Cricut Circle and Circut Head are from Cricut Everyday.

B is for Bee

The 101st post if I beat Terri!!!

Using Letter Envy for the honeycomb. I added a Bee from from my Garden and thelayered  letter B to make this little card.

Letter Envy Monogrammed Luau Gift Bag

Well well well...

4 hours left and we still don't have 100 entries. I just have to do something about that.

Here is a monogrammed luau gift bag using Cricut Cartridges Letter Envy for the L, Luau for the flower and TBBM1 for the purse.

Wow! My Little Easter Basket Won!!!

The WINNER of Weekly Challenge #55: Springtime Challenge and $25 to is . . .

CONGRATULATIONS, Linda! Your winner credit will be added to your account within the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at

Thank you Provo Craft and the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge.

Letter Envy Love Card Series 3

This is the 3rd in a series of coordinated cards using Cricut Cartridges Letter Envy and Feelin' Groovy. I love the soft colors of this DCWV floral stack.

Letter Envy Love Cards Series 2

Here is another card to the set Letter Envy Love Series. Again, I used the Cricut Cartridges Letter Envy for the Crest and Feelin' Groovy for the Phrase. The patterned paper is from DCWV floral stack.

Letter Envy Love Card Series 1

For this card set I used Cricut Cartridges Letter Envy for the Crests in the background and Feelin' Groovy for the layered word LOVE. The patterned paper is from a floral DCWV Stack.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mirror Mirror

Ok...I think this will be my last entry for the Letter Envy Challenge. I sure have had fun with this cartridge. I made a LO that I have been wanting to try for a while using high gloss silver paper for a mirror. This is going in my book about me with a journal to see what long distance relative family members may look like.

This fabulous font is from the Cricut Cartridge Letter Envy. The flowers are from Flower Shoppe and the fun ferns are from Spring Cottage.

Hubby and I had a difference of opinion. I thought the picture with my reflection was so cool. He thought I was taking the easy route and needed to take a pic without a reflection. So you get both!

The pastel ribbon is simply Pastels.
I used pomoms for the centers of my flowers. (talk about the easy route, but hey...I am sick)

This was a fun project.

Photo with reflection

Close up of font

Close up of flowers

Photo without reflection

Taking the Unlimited Letter Envy Challenge seriously

Just a couple days left for the Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge. This month it is an unlimited amount of entries as long as you include Letter Envy with 2 other cuts. Well, this challenge has taught me a few things.

When I had asked if this cartridge had a matched font...I was told no. WRONG. It has a beautiful 3 layered matched font in both upper and lower case!!!

I needed a new dbookmark. I usually read my Nook but I have borrowed some paper books. I usually grab an old receipt for a bookmark! I thought I should really have a nice one.

I used Letter Envy for my initials LV in 1 1/2" - my layers are celery green, pale pink and light blue.
I added some iRock gems to give a little bling while still having a flat bookmark.
The tulips and the picket fence are from Spring Cottage.
The base of my bookmark is a blank invitation Pink Melody from Inviting Company.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Creative Color Challenge

A little card for Renees' Creative Color Challenge

Phrase from Cricut Cartridge Bags Tags Boxes and More 2
Little Daisies using MyCreativeTime Scalloped and Stitched Circles
The Peachy Keen Faces from Dolly Dumplings Face Assortment
Papers are Recollections
Ink is Staz-on in Forest Green
The ribbon is Celebrate It in Fuscia and White Dotted Swiss Voile

Spring is in the Air

and Friendships are in Bloom. This title and flowers are cut from Cricut Everyday Pop Ups. Lots of bright colors welcoming Spring as we prepare for another rainstorm!

Letter Envy Floral Series Card 6

Letter Envy Floral Series Card 5

Princess Party

The word Princess is the negative from the collaged word Princess on Cricut Cartridge Princess Party. The little frog is from the same cartridge and is on an Action Wobble. Green pen stitching, dotted swiss ribbon and some rhinestone hearts add some royalty to this fun card.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Letter Envy Floral Series 4

Letter Envy Floral Series 3

Letter Envy Floral Card Series 2

Letter Envy Floral Card Series 1

Playing with the Crest feature on the Cricut Cartridge Letter Envy, the Flowers and leaves on Flower Shoppe and some beautiful muted colors in my paper stash. A rust, sage and ivory textured papers.

I added inking to the edges, pop dots, buttons and little heart shaped rhinestones.

Aren't you Sweet

This card is for my niece and was created based on  a sketch for the Peachy Keen Challenge.

The Ice Cream Sundae is cut from Cricut Cartridge Birthday Bash and is adhered to the card using an Action Wobble.
The sweet little face is stamped with Peachy Keen PK-650 Just Baby Faces Asst.
The sprinkles are with a pink glitter pen.
The card is accented with pen stitiching and coloring using a White
The Polka Dot Ribbon is Offray Black & White.
The Plaid Paper is HOTP Pink/Yellow Plaid.
The Print Paper is from a DCWV Stack.
The Rhinestone embellishment is from Recollections.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

It never rains in California


The theme is to use an Umbrella. We usually don't get much rain here but it has been a pretty wet season this year with almost every weekend having rain.

For this 5x5" square card I cut the Umbrella from Cricut Cartridge Everyday PopUps. I am using that cartridge for another project and saw the umbrella and thought hmmm.
Teen Paperdolls. The grey background is a crest cut from Letter Envy.

I actually colored the twine ribbon myself. It is crochet cotton cording and I colored the stripes with Sharpeeze in pink and black. The glitter on the dress is Recollections Pink.

The sentiment is Fiskars coffee set and says Your Kindness Warms my heart. I colored the Peachy Keen face with black and white signo pens.

Cricut Weekly Challenge

For this weeks Cricut Challenge, we had to make an Easter themed project. Use Rickrack and a sticker.

Hmmmmm well, I have been wanting to make the little basket on Tags Bags Boxes and More 2. This is fit to page and cuts at 5 1/4" - so you could cut 2 out of 1 12x12" sheet of paper. The Phrase Happy Easter is also from TBBM2. I put white rickrack on the handle and found a little flower sticker that coordinated perfectly with the floral trim I used around the basket. I filled it with little styrofoam eggs wrapped in tulle of turquoise and bright pink.


Vinyled Easter Buckets Using Letter Envy

And Bump in the Night. Our daughter said NO MORE BASKETS!! So,  I got these fabulous pails and shovels at Michaels for $1!!!! Now one can always use another bucket!!

I vinyled the names using one of the matched fonts in Letter Envy. I did not lose or forget about dotting the "i" that is no dot!!! I love this little monster on Bump in the Night because it has a huge mustache just like my hubby.

These are filled with bubbles, candy, gift certificates to McDs and Baskin Robbins and a little toy.

I think they will like them.

Hibiscus Centerpieces

Using PCs Cartridge GIANT FLOWERS. I made 6 centerpieces for a Luau. I used Bazzil Premium Cardstock and inked the edges using Cat Eye Chalks. I created loops out of the wire to glue the flowers to the stems and curved the petals and the leaves around a fat pencil. The kind Kindergarteners use.

I cut the floral foam to fit in the glass fishbowl and wrapped in 2 shades of cellophane. The fabulous ribbon is Offray 1 1/2" Shocking Pink/White Hawaiian Flowers.

These are going to look great at the party. There are a total of 30 flowers. 5 in each centerpiece. The large ones are 6 inches across and the smaller ones are 4 inches across.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Whoot Whoot I have some winners --- Thank You

We have a winner of our Gypsy Made Simple Easter window card link up. There were so many beautiful cards that I was thankful that we have to turn to!!!
This weeks winner was made by Linda V., the Tulip Collector. I hope you get a chance to swing by her blog and check out all her wonderful creations!
Then please do take a minute and look at all the other wonderful cards and click over to their blog. Thank you everyone for sharing your creations with us.

Go visit her site and get some fabulous ideas and lessons.


OKIE DOKIE! Are you ready to see if YOU were the "LUCKY" winner of an "Echo Park" PRETTY Polka Dot 6x6 paper pad! chose............
#7 Linda The Tulip Collector!

CONGRATS my sweet friend! Email me your addy so I can get your prize right out to you!;)

Have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends & I will see you all back here tomorrow!:) xoxo
Go visit the great projects at MyCreativeTime

And from Craft Junkie Too!
My party button goes up every Thursday evening and you can link up your projects through Sunday 11:59 pm -- so you have the entire week-end to come back and enjoy all of these fabulous projects.

Let's see a few favorites from last week's party....

Boo Boo Bunny
by Heatherly Loves

Family Sign
by Creative Raisins

Happy Campers Stair Step Card
by The Tulip Collector

Now it's your turn -- let's see what you have made this week.
Happy Easter for our family to yours