smiling sweetness from Peachy Keen

hi all!

well we had some great fun in the ice yesterday – it was the perfect kind – snow first so it was easy to get off the driveway and sidewalk but icy enough to make the hill down the side of our house VERY slick for some toboganning.  unfortunately our hill slopes just enough to send them sailing into the fence!  but all it did when they would hit was send them into a spin for the rest of the journey downhill.  Pezza of course, wanted me to send her down facing backwards – crazy girl.  while i do love winter time i AM going to be happy when i can send her out into the yard for the afternoon again!

i have another Imagine project for you along with an announcement!  but first i want to let you ALL know that my good friend (and CHA buddy) Terri at Stampsalive has been putting LOTS of stuff on sale to make room for CHA goodies so be sure to check out her site!!!!  her prices are always incredible and now they are even better.  Cricut -aholic like me?  she has some really good deals on cartridges – especially if you are a new Imagine owner and need some cartridges for it!

In addition i still have my whole store marked down 33% – my selection is dwindling but i still have a whole storage room filled to the brim – amazing studio G products, adirondack pigment ink pads, stickles, a wide variety of Ranger and Tim Holtz items and more – CHECK IT OUT!

ok onto the fun!  this project is for the current Peachy Keen LFIF (Let’s Face It Friday) challenge – a thank you card and it must use one of the MANY ADORABLE Peachy Keen faces.  these face stamps are perfect for LOADS of cricut cartridges – and she even has many designed SPECIFICALLY for certain cartridges – SWEEEEEET!  and now here it is:

isn’t it she CUTE!?!?!?!  this entire card other than the base is white cardstock that has been through my Cricut Imagine!  I used the sketch from the current CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. in keeping with the Clean and Simple theme i kept my embellishments to a minimum – i ran my Sew Easy across the top of my paper using the Scallop stitching head.  Then i stitched using ALL 6 strands of the darkest pink Sew Easy thread.  i wanted the stitching to really stand out against the patterned paper.  Then i used the thread to tie a simple bow.

the Imagine has been getting a bit of a bum rap – even being a called a FLOP on the message board!  NOT!!!

I used two cartridges for this card – Bloom Lite and Blossom Imagine.  The Imagine has it’s own cartridges and can also use the regular cartridges.  They can work together to create LOADS of different possible combinations.  The flower is from the Bloom cartridge and i used the colors on the Blossom cartridge to color the layers so it would match the background paper which also came from the Blossom cartridge.  in order to save on ink i don’t print entire pages of patterned paper – just a square large enough for my card front using the shapes on the George Cricut cartridge.  JUST as much dimension as you get with the regular Cricut.  i finished it off with a mini pink glittered skittle in each cut out corner.  The Sentiment is a Studio G of course!

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And now my announcement – in light of my sadness at reading the frustration and disappointment, as well as misunderstanding, regarding the Cricut Imagine – and in light of my thorough LOVE for it – i will now be doing Imagine This Fridays – detailed tutorials – both a video and pictorial  – on the Cricut Imagine!  So if your Imagine is just a giant paper weight – or WORSE still in the box -get it out!  Go through the set up in the booklet, REMEMBER TO GET YOUR LATEST UPDATE DONE and then join me for the very first Imagine This Friday – i will be doing a little giveaway as well!

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Have a great day!

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4 Responses

  1. Marti,

    Your flower card with the Peachy Keen face is adorable! I have always wanted to get some of those cute smiling faces and they are on my wish list when my budget allows. Thanks so much showing me a new and different idea of how they can be used.,

    *Hugs*
    ~Andrea

  2. What a sweet little card! I’ve always loved those faces, but ran out of $ at CHA last year to get any 😦

  3. What a sweet card!

    Thanks for playing along with us at the PKS LFIF challenge!

    Ruthie 🙂

  4. LOVE this – so cute!

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