Nov 30, 2013

PKS: Celebrate Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Peachy Keen Stamps Celebrate Christmas Blog hop. If you arrived from Gigi McKellips then you are in the right spot. If not, no problem I will have the full blog hop list posted at the end of this post.

I made 3 Projects for this hop, so let's jump on in.

Project #1

Card Size: A2

Pattern Paper : DCWV Linen Closet
Spectrum Noir Markers
Inkadinkado Snowflakes
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Colorbox Frost White Chalk Ink

Project #2
Card Size 5x7

Featuring: PK-148 Snow Gifts

Papers: DCWV Christmas 180 Stack
Spectrum Noir Markers
Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk ink

Project #3

Papers: TPC Studio Sweet Christmas
Spectrum Noir Markers
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink

Peachy Keen Stamps will be providing an amazing Christmas stamp bundle to one lucky winner.  To be entered to win, hoppers will need to leave a comment on each blog post.  There will be 1 winner chosen to receive the Christmas bundle with a retail value of $150!!! 

Blog Hop List

Cristina Garcia-- That's me!

Sep 13, 2013

Episode 132: Minions Birthday Card (Punch Art)

Hi Everyone

Today i'm sharing with an adorable card for the younger set.

 This card was inspired by my nephew and daugter who are both totally in love with MINIONS from the Movie Despicable Me & Despicable Me 2

Minions Birthday Card 

If you've seen Despicable Me 2 you probably known about the Evil Minions. I'm working on a card for that minion but I just need to figure out the hair :) So maybe you'll see that in the future

I hope you enjoy today's video 

Sep 12, 2013

Episode 131: Banner Birthday Card

Hi Crafters,

I've got another really simple, but super cute birthday card for you today. This can be made with any style pattern paper for almost any occasion using any circle punch!!

It's super versatile


I hope you enjoy today's video

Sep 10, 2013

Episode 130: One Layer Masculine Birthday Card

Hi All,

Today I wanted to try my hand at making Clean and Simple Birthday Cards.

This may be a simple card but it was a challenge as i find it hard not to add lots of embellishments and other do-dads. I've been pinning some inspiration over on my pinterest board, so maybe I will have a few more of these types of cards in the future

The entire project was less than 5 minutes start to finish, I didn't even have to edit the video which is a huge time saver

I hope you like it


Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stampin up Ink: Basic Grey, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron

I hope you enjoy the video!!!!


Sep 9, 2013

Episode 129 One layer Birthday Card & Winner!

Hi All,

Today I'm contining with Birthday Theme Projects and here is a one layer card that I wanted to share.

I cannot express how vibrant and shimmery this card is in person. It really has alot of sparkle and is WOW to look at.

I think it's thanks to the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glitter Glue combo!!

I wanted to keep the colors fun and gender netural because I do not yet have a recipiant for this card in mind.


Solar White Neenah Cardstock
Stampin up: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
 Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Basic Grey Ink Pads
Paper Trey ink Think Big Sentiments Stamp #5
Fiskars: Simple Stick, It's your Day Stamps
Yellow Timeless Twine

I hope you love the video

Sep 8, 2013

Episode 128: Birthday Cake Card using Miss Kate Cuttables

Hey Everyone

I took the last few days off since my little one had her first days of school and it was emotially and physically exhausting for me (very early mornings!!!!)

I will add the photos that I took on the first day onto my School scrapbook Album. I'm having them printed via the Groovebook Iphone App. Once my photos come in I will post more about that

This week I am moving onto Birthday Theme Projects!

This project was inspired by my old sketchbook that I found when my sister was helping me clean/organize my craft room. Many Sketch Gems in that book that I will be working out of slowly but surely.

Here is my project



I hope you Enjoy the video


Sep 3, 2013

Episode 127: Simple Apple Teacher Card

Hi Everyone,

Today I have another project to share with you. I am still going with the Back to School theme and I was going through my Stash and I found some adorable Simple Stories Papers from the Summer Fresh Collection

Although the collection is designed for "Summer", I think that the color palate is perfect for the transition into fall and most importantly back to school.

I combined my Summer Fresh papers with Some red Cardstock from the American Crafts Earth Tone Variety Pack 

Teacher Card

Sep 1, 2013

Episode 126: Soak up the Sun Beach Scrapbook Layout

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a very relaxing Labor Day weekend.

Today I am sharing a scrapbook page that I made using some Miss Kate Cuttables. If you have never used her files. I can tell you that you are honestly missing out. She has the cutest cutting files that I have ever seen online. And that's the honest truth.

I recently went to the beach with my family, so I decided to make a fun summery scrapbook page to save my memories.

For my Layout I used the Beach Girl

available from The Silhouette Studio online  Store (here
from Miss Kate Cuttables (here)
  Soak up the Sun title

Available from the Silhouette online Store (here)- as the tile only
The Miss Kate's Cuttables Store(here) with the shown additional cuts
for my background I used

Miss Kate Background set of 6

available from the Silhouette online store (here)
The Miss Kate's Cuttables Store (here)

I used the Silhouette Cameo Print and Cut Feature for the title and the girl and I cut the Background shape normally using some Hot Pink American Crafts Cardstock

Picture 3

The Designer paper is from KI Memories- Toy Box 
The Kraft, Blue White and Yellow Cardstock is from Recollections
The Orange Cardstock is from American Crafts Earth Tones

I used my Fiskars Apron Lace punch to create the white borders on each page
Stiching made using my Signio Uniball White Gel pen

Picture 1

The Brown Ribbon is From Michael's
Corners Rounded with my Corner Chomper

Picture 2
I Stamped the little Girl's Face using PKS 640 Princess Faces Assortment using 
Colorbox Chestnut Roan ink

I hope you enjoy the video

Aug 31, 2013

Worm in Apple Teacher Appreciation Card


Today I am sharing another Back to School Themed project. This time this is a teacher appreciation card.

I was searching on the web, and I came across this sketch 

and I decided I had to do something with it

Here is my project

Teacher Appreciation Card

Brown, Green, Red and White used for Circles- Recollections
Kraft- Papertrey Ink
American Crafts White Cardstock

Stampin up A-Z Stamp
Peachy Keen Stamps PKSC August 2012
Scrappy Moms Stamps School Days Stamp set

Darice Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Signio Uniball White Gel Pen
Crop a Dile
Quickkuts Cookie Cutter Nesting Circle Dies
Recollections White Brads
Cherry Red Timeless Twine
Black Button

and here is a video I made for the project

I made the video using my New Camera. Please let me know how you like the video quality. It has a ZOOM feature which I like a lot :)

Aug 29, 2013

A Look inside: School Scrapbook

I'm on a roll

Today I wanted to share a look inside my daughter's School scrapbook. I started this a few weeks ago and I think i'm off to a good start.

If only my rite-aid would get the 1hr photo working again I would be set! Every time I want to print photos it seems to be broken ugh!

For several of my pages, I used The Lettering Delights Toad-ally School Cut it set Along with my Make-The- Cut Software & my Silhouette Cameo  

Anyways here are my scrapbook pages.

School Scrapbook Pg 1

Yellow Recollection Cardstock 8.5x11
Red Recollections Cardstock (for pre-k cut out)
5.5x7.5 Navy Recollections Cardstock
Colorbox White Frost Chalk Ink Pad
DCWV The Edumacation Stack
Timeless Twine Cherry Red

School Scrapbook Pgs 2-3


(1) 12x12 DCWV The Safari Kids Cardstock Stack- Lime Green
6x12 DCWV The Safari Kids Stack- Pink Alphabet W/ Glitter
All Other Cardstock from Recollections
LD Whale Tale Font (Used to Cut out Welded Title "Ready Freddy")

school scrapbook pgs 4-5

Kraft Recollections Cardstock 8.5x11
Various Recollections cardstock to assemble Diecuts
DCWV Edumacation Stack
Core-dinations Black Magic White Core Cardstock 8x10.5
Red Collections Cardstock 4.25x 6.25
Back to school Survey made on the Computer using LD Whale Tale Font
Timeless Twine Cherry Red

Here is a quick video explaining more :)

Aug 28, 2013

Can you hear me now?

I have been posting on Facebook, Have you been seeing my posts?!!??

I want to make sure you all are able to stay up to date on my happenings and I am going to be posting ALOT more frequently :)

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Can you hear me now??? Good :)

1st Day of School Teacher Gift

Hey Ya'll

Today I am sharing a project that I made for my daughters Pre-K Teacher for the first day of school! 
Teacher Gift Box

I found an adorable box (3x4 lori whitlock apple favor box). This boxed is described as being 3x4 but in the video you will see how I made the box much bigger than those dimensions in order to fit my cards. My finished box is 7.5 x 5.25


All Cardstock from Recollections
Double Sided Tape
Celebrate it- Green Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Foam Squares
Silhouette Designer Edition Software
Silhouette Cameo

I hope you like my project.

I apologize in advance for the video quality. My camera is dying, it's stuck on the low-light enhancing feature even though it's turned off. Don't worry my new HD camera is coming in the mail any day now :)

May 14, 2013

Two Stamped Cards

Hello There,
I have been making cards recently but I haven't been so good about taking pictures of them- since they were mailed almost immediately to their destinations

Here are some c rds that I did manage to take quick pictures of using my cell phone

This first picture was one of the many Mother's day cards I made.

Mothers day Card #1
I used this stamp set from Inkadinkado (Inkadinka Clings) Rubber Stamp

Inkadinkado - Inkadinkaclings Collection - Rubber Stamps - Floral Bouquet
Inkadinkado-Inkadinkaclings Collection- Floral Bouquet

I bought these from ages ago but never used them.

I colored the flowers with my Spectrum Noir Markers and used some Glossy Accents on the case and stickles on portions of the floral park

I actually stamped the boquet twice and cut and colored the largest flowers purple and popped them up. It's really breathtaking in real life

The sentiment is from an E.A.D designs Stickerz that I had laying around.
The second was a sympathy card

photo (1)

This was a rubber stamp that I got on Clearance at my local scrapbook store, I also colored this with my spectrum noir Markets, and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps

I just colored this and added a little bit of Stickles to the lotus flowers

Both of these cards werte on the simple side for me, but Like I said I was in a urgent rush to get these mailed ou

Hope you like these projects.

Apr 18, 2013


Welcome to The PKS Spring Fling Blog hop. If you arrived from Tanya then you are in the right spot. If not- no worries. Just take a peak at my project, and head on over to the PKS Blog and start from the beginning. I will have the Blog hop list at the bottom of this post just in case you're lost along the way. 

Here is my project. I decided to make a stair step card. 

Here is the card closed. It's 5.5 inches square
here is the card opened

Here is a side view of the card. My favorite part is you can still write inside it :)

I used the following Peachy Keen Stamp sets:

I used the following Peachy Keen SVGs
 I used the April Stamp Kit of the Month Svgs as well.

I cut all the svgs on my Cameo, coloring them with my Spectrum Noir Markers and then added them to the card using pop dots All Pattern Paper is from K&Company Sweet Nectar 12x12. All other cardstock is from Recollections

The Clouds were cut with my PTI Cloud Die, and Embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

All images were stamped using Walnut Stain Stress ink

The yellow Twine is from Timeless Twine

The Grass was cut with my Fiskars Grass Border punch

Spectrum Noir Colors Used:
Tree: CG1, CG2 JD6, (leaves)
TN7, TN8, EB5, EB8
Birdhouses: TB1, TB2,TB3 True Black, PL1, PL2
Birds: TB1, TB2, CR8, CR10, OR1
Girl: EB1, FS2, FS3, FS6, CR8, CR10, CR11, True Black, TN7, TN8, EB5
Boy: EB1, FS2, FS3, FS6, TN2, GB8, GB10, EB2, IG1, BGR1, BGR3, TN7, TN8
Flowers: OR1,GB5, IG1, CG1, CG2, JD6, PL2, PL4, PL5, PP3, PP5

 I hope you like my project!!

There are some prizes for this hop!
One prize package for EACH DAY of the hop will include The Moodies in ALL THREE SIZES.  This prize package is valued at $50. SO Make sure you leave a comment at every stop along the way because where the prizes are drawn from is a surprise!

Next is Sandra

PKS Spring Blog Hop List
Cristina Garcia - YOU ARE HERE

I'm linking this project to the Spectrum Noir "Spring Theme" Challenge: Create a spring project using your Spectrum Noir Markers 

Mar 27, 2013

Smash-book pages

Hey Crafters,

I haven't had a lot of time this week to update on here but I thought I would share with you some of the projects i worked on recently.

I have been trying to scrap alot of the photos that have been piling up which means I finally got the chance to complete some pages in my smash book. 

You might want to click the pictures to check them out larger

Easter 2012 Smashbook pgs

I made this 4 page Smashbook layout by attaching an extra sheet of cardstock to the side of one of my pages using washi tape and then making it a flip out. 

I covered all of my smashbook pgs with Spring papers from Little Yellow Bicycle.

St. Patrick's Day 2012 Smashbook
 On these two pages I used some Green Recollections (open stock) Argyle Pattern apper to just do a quick page for St. Patty's day last year. I added a few shamrocks stamped with my Peachy Keen Stamps and Phrases from Papertrey ink Luck of the Irish Stamp set
Spring Flower Show 2013 Smashbook pages
This is one of my elaborate Pages. I used papers from Doodlebug Designs Hello Spring 12x12. I included photos in various sizes, a entire brochure from the event, a flip out section and lots of Journaling 

I hope my pages give you some ideas.