Sunday, April 13, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps & Miss Kate Cuttables Co-Hop


Good Morning!

Have you been enjoying the cute Spring creations you've seen for the Peachy Keen Stamps & Miss Kate Cuttables Co-Hop Event?  If you haven't, then you're in for a treat!  It started yesterday and will go through Friday of this week.  There are some amazing prizes being given away for this event and I'll share all the details about that at the bottom of this post, but first, let's get to the cute and crafty stuff!!  Here's the card I created using Miss Kate Cuttables SVG files and Peachy Keen Stamps.

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For creating this, I used the Tulips SVG File from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I used scraps of card stock for the various colors, and stamped these adorable little faces using the PK-1300 Sweet & Innocent Face Assortment.  I like to add shading to projects like this, using my Copic markers and matching the marker color up to the card stock.  It just gives that little pop of dimension or a 3-D effect that finishes it off.  It's all about the details!!  

One detail that is SO important (at least to me) when using PKS faces is the white for the eyes.  It make a HUGE difference in how the finished product looks and it's done, simply with a white gel pen.  My favorite white gel pen is a White Gelly Roll pen and can be found at the SUPER REASONABLE price of $1.69 in the Peachy Keen Stamps Store!!  I've used a multitude of white gel pens over the years, but these are ever faithful.  They have a medium/fine tip for filling in the smallest of eyes, and I've never had one of these pens clog to date.  Yep!  It's my fav!  The "punny" Plant one on me! sentiment comes from the PKSC-16 April 2013 Stamp of the Month stamp set, which just so happens to be on sale as one of the Hot Dealsale items in the PKS Store.  I ♥ that stamp set!!

I think that about does it for me, but be sure to stop by the Peachy Keen Stamps and Miss Kate Cuttables Blogs where you'll see projects from the rest of today's team.  Prize Info for our co-sponsored event can be found below!!

Prizes :: Prizes :: Prizes!!
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Prize Guidelines For Peachy Keen Stamps:
  • EACH DAY Peachy Keen Stamps is giving away a $25.00 gift certificate! One person will be chosen who has hopped to each blog for that day, left a comment on each blog, and FOLLOWED each blog. (We don’t have a followers list for our PKS Blog)
  • GRAND PRIZE by Peachy Keen Stamps is a $75.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky person who follows the hop each day, comments on each blog post, and Follows each designer blog.  Don’t miss any days in the commenting and following to be sure to be in the drawing for this awesome prize!
  • Be sure to LIKE Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps on Facebook too!
  • Would you like an additional chance to win the GRAND PRIZE?   Be a member of our Group on Facebook (The Peachy Place), and if you’re not a member, ask to join and we’ll give you an additional entry into the grand prize drawing!
  • PLEASE REMEMBER that we don’t know which of the blogs our random winners will be selected from, so for the best chance to win, you need to comment on all of the blogs.  (PKS Blog and 2 designer blogs per day.)
  • The complete list of PKS winners will be posted on the PKS Blog on Monday, April 21st.  Be sure to check back and see if you're one of those LUCKY winners!!
Prize Guidelines For Miss Kate Cuttables:
  • EACH DAY Miss Kate Cuttables is giving away a file to EVERYONE who comments and Follows on the Design Teams’ hop post. Be sure to comment on THIS post and FOLLOW my blog!!
  • For your FREE file code, email TheScrapbookingQueen1@gmail.com (after commenting and Following my blog – this will be confirmed before code is sent)
  • GRAND PRIZE by Miss Kate Cuttables is a $25.00 Gift Certificate to someone who hops with us each day this week by commenting and following each blog on the hop. Don’t miss any days in the commenting and following to be sure to be in the drawing for this awesome prize!
  • How about an additional chance to win the Miss Kate Cuttables GRAND PRIZE?  Be a member of our Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria Group on Facebook and we’ll give  you an additional chance to win the grand prize!

 Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day and happy stamping!!











Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Stamps and Dies at The Stamps of Life


Good morning!  My crafting time lately has been pretty sporadic, but I've managed to sneak in some projects here and there.  I've been doing some coloring, and have some cute things colored up and ready to go on a card, so hopefully I'll have some more projects complete and ready to share very soon.  Today, I thought I would share the latest projects that I've had the chance to complete.  These new images from The Stamps of Life were sure a lot of fun, because the gave me a chance to break out the Copics and do so me coloring!  I LOVE to color... anyone who knows me knows that is my favorite part of the creative process.  

So, who doesn't love PB&J?  Ah, I know there's probably plenty of people out there that don't go for the real thing, so let me rephrase that.  Who doesn't love sweet and adorable PB&J images to work with?  I love these, and the matching dies make creating with these stamps a breeze!  You can stamp, color, paper piece, or why not make it a combination of them all?  It's totally up to you, but you can bet that you'll have a blast, however you decide to create with them!  Here's what I came up with.

For this card I used patterned paper with a homespun feel to it and added some sequin bling for fun.

Oh yeah!  I LOVE this sentiment from the racoon2love stamp set, and it was a perfect pairing with the pb&j2enjoy stamp set.  Paper piecing was what went on here with a little added shading using Copics.

Again, I kinda went with the homespun theme for this one.  Boy, was it ever tricky to shade each of those grapes individually, but it HAD to be done.  Little details like that just make them pop.

I've got a photo of my youngest son sitting in his high chair when he was about a 18 months old, and in it, he had fallen asleep after eating his PB&J.  He had PB&J smeared all over him!!  This stamp set is definitely going to be put to good use for a layout for that photo!  Another thing that just HAS to happen!  LOL!

I don't know if you know about it or not, but The Stamps of Life has a couple wonderful and very affordable clubs that you can join and these stamps and dies are from the Stamp Club and Die Hard Club.  Great stamps and high quality dies manufactured by Sizzix.  oh yeah!  You get special deals all month long for being a member, and the best deal of all is that by joining both clubs you'll have these stamps and dies coming to your door automatically each month.  No hassle.  Just open your mailbox and you're in business!   It's a sweet deal and you can read all about it HERE

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful and blessed day and Happy Stampin'!!




Thursday, March 20, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps March Mid-Month Release Blog Hop!


be sure to visit during our bloghop and sale on the 20th of March

Good morning!
Welcome to our March Mid-Month Release Blog Hop at Peachy Keen Stamps!
You've reached your final stop on this Mid-Month Release Blog Hop
We have some super cute projects to share with you that feature additional stamps being released TODAY that go perfectly with our  Faceless Chickens and Chickie Faces that were released earlier this month.  The response to these has been outstanding, so you know this just HAD to happen!
You should have arrived here from the amazingly talented Amber Kroening’s Blog.   if you’re hopping along in the set order, but if you just happened upon this post then you can go back to the beginning at The Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and start from there so you don’t miss one wonderful project.
Grab your favorite beverage and relax with us for a few minutes as you take in the talents of our team, and be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win all four sets in this release!  That’s right!!  One lucky person who hops and comments with us today will win all four of these sweet stamp sets!   Winner will be announced on the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog tomorrow. Thanks for joining us today and ENJOY THE HOP!!!
You’ll find the complete blog hop order on The Peachy Keen Stamps Blog should you happen to get lost along the way.
I had a lot of fun with the card I'm sharing with you today.  Working with great stamps like these, make it pretty hard NOT to have fun!!
I colored this adorable Faceless Chicken with my Copic Markers.  I added some sparkle to those cool shades with a Spica Black Glitter Pen.  The cool shades, chicken wire background and sentiment are from some of the new sets that are available TODAY on the PKS website.  Stop by there to see ALL of what's new, and what we're so excited about!  The patterned paper is some from my hoard of Daisy D. paper, which is no longer available for sale.  I'm going to be so sad when I use all of this up, because I LOVE it!!   I stamped the chicken wire background right over the patterned paper, which gave it a different effect.  
The doily was cut with my Sizzix doily die that I purchased from Stampin' Up!, and the sentiment was cut with the banners dies from Stampin' Up! as well.  For embellishment, I added the sequins and ribbons which are a great contrast to the shabby theme of the rest of the card.  I think that about wraps up this hop!
Thanks for hopping with us today!
Have a wonderful day and happy stamping!!! 




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

PKS March Release & Reveal Blog Hop


Hello and WELCOME to your last stop on the PKS March Release and Reveal Blog Hop at Peachy Keen Stamps!

SQUEAL with delight!

Tonight is the night and the time is NOW!
The new stamps are available for purchase and the Design Team is celebrating with a blog hop

If you've hopped from the beginning then you've seen some amazing creations along the way.  You should have arrived here from  Liz's Paper Loft, where the ever so talented Liz Munoz wowed you with her amazing work! 

It's so exciting to be here to share this card I created using two stamp sets from this release.  For this one I used the Faceless Chickens and Chickie Faces 1 1/8".


Isn't she just as cute as she can be?
I colored her with Copic Markers, used up some paper from my scrap bin, and found the perfect use for my Sizzix chicken wire embossing folder for the back ground.  That sentiment is a favorite of mine, and something that I say all the time.  I don't know why, but it is what it is.  What's kickin' chicken?  It just sounds funny!!

Here's a look at all the new stamps being released tonight, and remember, they are available for sale right NOW on the PKS website!

Let’s start off with PKSC-27 March 2014 Stamp of the Month Kit.
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We think this release is so CUTE and F-U-N, and we know you will too!!
As I mentioned above, this is your last stop for this hop, but if you're just getting here, they you can go back to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and start from the beginning, so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects, OR a chance to win a prize.  Oh yeah!  There's prizes involved, and you'll find all those details below.  You will also find a complete list of all the stops on this hop on The Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.
Thanks so much for hopping with us!!!

PRIZES :: PRIZES :: PRIZES!!!
How would you like the chance to add to your Peachy Keen Stamps collection?  We’re going to give away two $25 Gift Certificates as a special “Thank You” for hopping with us today.  All you need to do is leave a comment on here on this blog post, AND on our designer’s blogs.  We don’t know which designer will be selecting the winner, so to increase your chances of winning,  make sure to leave a comment on each stop on this hop.  We’ll give you plenty of time as we’ll accept comments until Midnight on Sunday, March 9th and we’ll announce the winners here on Monday March 10th!  Good luck and Happy Hopping!! 
If you’re new to Peachy Keen Stamps and haven’t heard about the Stamp of the Month Club, or if you’re thinking about joining and haven’t taken the plunge yet, then here’s a little more information for you and a link to sign up HERE!
NEW this year!  Joining the Peachy Keen Stamp Kit of the Month Club is now better than ever! Check out the new details below:
  • The Peachy Keen Stamp Kit of the Month (SKOTM) will now measure 8.5″x 5.5″
  • SKOTM membership will cost just $19.99/mo and will include DOMESTIC USA First Class Shipping. (This will keep the value below $20.00 in Customs for our International Friends!)
    • Canada/Mexico will pay +$4.00 for 1st class shipping (total $23.99)
    • International will pay +$6.00 for 1st class shipping (total $25.99)
  • Stamp Club Members receive a FREE coordinating stampable SVG Kit each month (valued at $4.99)
  • Starting in January 2014, each SKOTM member will receive a special discount code for 20% off in their package to use for the entire month they are a member!
  • The newest kit will be available for purchase and new members today,  March 5th.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Welcome PKS Creative Team 2014!!!

 

Good morning!!!

Today is a special day at Peachy Keen Stamps, because this is the day that the 2014 Creative Team is announced!  I'm looking so forward to working with this talented group of ladies and we're all excited for what 2014 will bring!  


Please join me in welcoming these ladies to the PKS family!!


GigiMcKellips
Hello everyone. My name is GiGi and I live in Central Wisconsin. I am a wife to a very supportive husband who encourages me with my crafting and a mom of 1 boy who is in his Sophmore year of college.  I am also a mommy to 3 fur babies. I have an 18 year old Shit Tzu, an 8 year old Pekingese, and a 5 year old Yorkie.  I have been crafting all my life. My mom brought us crafting with anything and everything, so I am a jack of all trades. Paper crafting is my true love though. I started scrapbooking in 1995 and that started my love of paper. In 2010 I got my first Cricut and working with electronic die cutting machines has captured my heart. I now have 3 Cricuts and a Silhouette Cameo. I love creating things out of paper and sharing my projects on my blog to encourage my readers to create things themselves. I love making cards and other paper projects along with stamping and coloring with Copic markers. One of my favorite things to use is my Peachy KeenFace Stamps  to make my die cuts come to life.
 
AmberKroening
My name is Amber Kroening. I'm a 36 year old Marine Corps wife, and work at home mom to 3 cutie pies. My husband and I have been married for 13 years. He retired in September 2012 after serving for 20 years. I've been stamping since February '08.  I would describe my style as fresh, clean, happy, and simple. Although I do want to do more mixed media this year!  I also enjoy making hairbows, scrapbooking, making jewelry, and photography. As you can see, I love to be creative!
EmilyKluender
 Hi! My name is Emily. I am an Army wife to an amazing man who thankfully supports and encourages me in my paper crafting hobby. We are blessed with two very active little boys who never leave life with a dull moment and a little girl on the way! Are family is currently stationed in Virginia though I am originally from Iowa. I've always loved creating projects but the birth of my oldest son was the catalyst that really got me into paper crafting. I love how paper crafting brings me great joy and really lets me express my creativity. When I'm not creating/scrapping, I love spending time with my family, supporting my solider, traveling the world, and reading a great book (when I have time). I am very excited and thankful to continue on this creative journey with Peachy Keen Stamps!
SaundraRega
Hi, Peachy Friends! My name is Saundra and my blog is Luv Scrapping Together. I have a wonderful husband of 26 years and 4 beautiful children. I have always been crafty but  paper crafting addiction did not begin until somewhere around 2008 when I was introduced to a digital die cutting machine. I was a teacher at the time and I thought this would be a great asset to helping me create things for my classroom. Little did I know, a whole new world would be opened up to me. I first discovered Peachy Keen Stamps while searching blogs for inspiration. When I saw the cute Peachy faces I knew I had to have them! My collection had grown quite a bit and I have ventured into Copic coloring. I am a novice but I have a lot of fun! I have served on several design teams and had always wanted to be on the Peachy Keen Stamps design team. It has been my pleasure to serve on the design team these last 2 years and I am beyond thrilled to be serving for a third term. Thank you Peachy family for having me!
LizMunoz
Hi, my name is Liz of Liz’s Paper Loft!  I'm so excited to be on the Peachy Keen Design Team!  I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am married to a man that understands my need to be creative.  We have two daughters, one recently married and the other is away at college in Tennessee.  I work part-time for a real estate company as a file auditor to support my habit...my love for paper, embellishments, and all things crafty!  I have been a crafter since I was a little girl, however my obsession for scrapbooking started 19 years ago and stamping shortly thereafter.  Then my obsession took on a whole new meaning when I received my Cricut Expression, Christmas 2006.  Even though I loved my people & animal die cuts, I knew something was missing.  Then I stumbled upon Peachy Keen darling face stamps, they were just the perfect touch!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over four years since I’ve been blogging, loving every minute of it!  It’s given me the chance to become friends with many across the country and the world, even meeting some in person!
I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to Kathy and everyone at Peachy Keen for the opportunity to join their Design Team!
JoannaBandelin
Hello I'm Joanna Bandelin. I am a mommy, a wife and a follower of Jesus. I am a professional hairstylist and own a small Aveda salon with my sister-in-law in a little mountain town in California. I am an amateur photographer a thrift store shopper and DIYer. And when I get a moment of peace and quite I like to create. My favorite thing to do is scrapbook and work on my Project Life album. A few years ago I was lucky enough to be apart of the Peachy Keen Stamps design team and I am so excited to be given the chance to be apart of  this wonderful community of stampers and crafters again!

JessicaFick
I'm so honored to be joining the Peachy Keen family!  I love all things paper crafting related: stamps, scrap booking, patterned papers, twines, ribbons, markers, etc... the list could go on and on!  I'm not sure if I have a favorite crafty style but rather enjoy dabbling in everything just a bit to keep the creative juices flowing.  I've been privileged to be part of some amazing design teams over the past 5+ years that I've been stamping. I love getting to know our online paper crafting community and collecting items for my crafty stash along the way!  My husband Brad (of nearly 18 years!) is my biggest supporter and encouragement.  We have two great kids, Isaiah and Ashley, who are a true delight and joy to our family.  I teach K4-1st grade in a small private Christian school during the day and get as much crafty time as I can during my limited free time.
JessicaEsch
Hi my name is Jessica and I am from Buffalo, NY. I am married to a wonderful and very supportive husband and  a stay at home mom to two very active boys, ages 12 and 10 . Between football for my oldest son and travel baseball with my youngest, I needed an activity for myself and I found a love of  stamping and card making  using my Silhouette Cameo. You can always find me sharing projects on my blog~Chick-n-Scrap and entering my projects in various challenges with my hope to inspire just someone along my crafty journey.

BrigitMann
I live in New York with my husband Al and  together we've raised four boys who are all young men now.  Besides crafting I love hanging out with my family and two adorable dachshunds on our pontoon during the spring and summer months.   Working full time for a school district in the Technology Department keeps me very busy so I enjoy coming home retreating to my craft room to relax and unwind.   I love creating cards, candy treat bags and boxes, 3D projects, discovering new techniques and working with new products.   I’m very excited to be joining the Peachy Keen Creative Team, I’m been a fan for a couple of years now.

AmyCrockettLowe
Hi, my name is Amy and my blog is called Scrapping Mommy (http://www.scrappingmommy.com). I live in a little town in central Utah with my loving husband of 15 years and our three adorable kiddos. I have been paper crafting for about 11 years, but I have been crafting in one way or another my whole life.....thanks to my grandmother who I spent much of my childhood with. She was a very talented crafter who taught me many things about style and details......something that I hope to be able to pass on to my own children. My style is generally clean and well balanced, but I like to go wherever inspiration leads me. Because I am a mom to little ones, you can often find me up crafting into the wee hours of the morning. I also have a passion for photography, gardening, reading, cooking and baking, and you can usually find me hiking and fishing up in the beautiful Utah mountains during the summer months.


  
Creative Team Coordinator
Hello y'all!  I'm Lorie, and I'm thrilled to be a part of the Peachy Keen Stamps Team once again!  I'm a country girl at heart, who just happens to love all kinds of crafts,  and especially paper crafts and stamping which I discovered about 10 years ago.  I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 31 years, and together we have two grown sons.  I love living in the country and still live on the family farm where I grew up in rural Missouri.   When I'm not crafting or working with this super talented team, I can be found enjoying time with our two adorable grandsons, and helping the hubs on the farm.  I'm looking very forward to another exciting year with Peachy Keen Stamps  and this SUPER talented team!!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Be looking for some fabulous projects by this team this week!  Sneak Peeks of our February Release begin on Saturday and these  girls are gonna knock your socks off!!









Monday, January 13, 2014

The Stamps of Life January Release!


Good morning!

I have some F-U-N projects to share with you today that were created with the 
January Release at The Stamps of Life.  These were all made with the popcorn2stamp Stamp of the Month Set along with the super cute add on set words4popcorn.

Find our more information about how to become a Stamp of the Month member, as well as a Die Hard Club Member HERE.  Each month you can have the Stamp of the Month AND coordinating dies shipped to you automatically at a very reasonable price, and you can count on each shipment being one that you will enjoy time and time again!

Here' are my projects using the stamps and dies for January.

This is sweet way to send a happy hello!  I love the bright chevron paper, and the popcorn looks SO realistic because I used some liquid applique on it.  It gave it such a neat "pop" of texture and dimension! 

This is a simple one layer card using the popcorn stamps as a background, and then adding a few of the Liquid Appliqued pieces for a POP of something fun.  I POPPED those up on  foam dimensionals.  LOL!

For my final project, I was trying to think outside of the box, and with the Happy Birthday sentiment that's included in the words4popcorn stamp set, I thought of one of the all time favorite additions to any birthday party, which is ice cream.  I could see the popcorn as dips of ice cream, so I set to turning them in to tiny ice cream cones.  This is a 6x6 layout, which remains one of my favorite sizes to work with.

That's all I've got for ya today!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a good one!!




Sunday, January 5, 2014

PKS January Release Blog Hop


Whoo Hoo!!! It's time! Our Blog Hop is officially underway! We are thrilled to bring you our latest release available now in our shop!

The designs this month were inspired by the classic nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle" and a sweet afternoon tea. You'll notice there are plenty of sentiments that would be lovely for Valentine's Day or any day you want to let someone know you're "sweet" on them. 

If you didn't hear, we’re switching things up a bit this year, and showcased four days of sneak peeks in the morning (1st – 4th) and are letting you catch up on all the fun at the end of the week with a big blog hop on the 5th!
If you've arrived here from The Peachy Keen Stamps  Blog, you're in the right place. If not, you'll want to make sure you hop back there to start from the beginning! Missed a stop? Don't worry, the PKS has the full hop order!

I've got a sweet little card to share with you.  I just LOVE these new stamps!!



 I used a super cool Sizzix Flip Its die to cut the card.  Those thing are AMAZING!!




Our biggest excitement is that this year - a reformatted and better-than-ever Stamp Kit of the Month Club! Check out all the details below and sign up here.
NEW this year!  Joining the Peachy Keen Stamp Kit of the Month Club is now better than ever! Check out the new details below:
  • The Peachy Keen Stamp Kit of the Month (SKOTM) will now measure 8.5"x 5.5"
  • SKOTM membership will cost just $19.99/mo and will include DOMESTIC USA First Class Shipping. (This will keep the value below $20.00 in Customs for our International Friends!)
    • Canada/Mexico will pay +$4.00 for 1st class shipping (total $23.99)
    • International will pay +$6.00 for 1st class shipping (total $25.99)
  • Stamp Club Members receive a FREE coordinating stampable SVG Kit each month (valued at $4.99)
  • Starting in January, each SKOTM member will receive a special discount code for 20% off in their package to use for the entire month they are a member!
  • The new kit will be available for purchase and new members on January 5th


***GIVEAWAY TIME***
Would you love a chance to win additional goodies? Simply hop to all the designers' blogs in the hop and leave a comment on each.  "Like" us on Facebook and leave us a comment letting us know what YOUR favorite nursery rhyme is and that you've liked our page.

Three lucky winners will receive a $10.00 Gift Certificate to the Peachy Keen Stamps Store! You must leave comments on each blog in the hop and on the PKS' blog to qualify to win.
Don't forget, as always, you can snag all the new releases at 20% off for one whole week - 1/5 - 1/12! Thanks so much for hopping with us, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks so much for hopping with us today!
Next on the list isat the very talented Janice Wilson's Blog! 




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