Friday, September 5, 2014

PKS September Release and Reveal Blog Hop!

This is your last stop on the hop and we sure hope you have enjoyed it!
Our team outdid themselves this month!

You should have arrived here from Emily Kluender's Blog, but if you just happened upon this post, then by all means, go back to the beginning of this hop and start there, so you don't miss ANYTHING!!!!  Here's my card for the hop.  I hope you like it!

For this card I used the Smile Eagle stamp set along with the Birch Background frame.  They go so well together and even the birch background was fun to color.  I colored the birch bark with Copic markers numbers W1, W3, W5, and W7.  This little eagle was colored with the same for the body and for the head I used C1, C3, Y21, and YR61, with assorted brown colors for the eyes.  The patterned paper is all scraps from a Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad, and the card stock base is Stampin' Up! Not Quite Navy.  For embellishments, I used some enamel dots and natural fiber ribbon.  I had lots of fun with this one and I sure hope you like it!  Now it's time to see ALL of these new stamps!  ENJOY!!

The excitement has been building for the past two days and now the time has FINALLY arrived!
WELCOME to the September Release and Reveal Blog Hop at Peachy Keen Stamps!
This All Occasion release brings wonderful images for projects centered around a birthday theme, as well as some great stamps that pair up perfectly with stamps that have been released previously this year. I can see the Birch Background stamp used with our camping themed release, a rustic Christmas project, Halloween, masculine "guy" cards and so, so much more! Smile Eagle goes amazingly well with the Birch Background, too, and can't us just see that little fella used for some AWESOME patriotic projects? There's the Haunted A2 Background, which comes just in time to make some quick and easy Halloween projects, OR pair it up with last month's release or ANY of our Halloween themed stamps for more versatility. The PKSC-33 Stamp of the Month, Ballerina Bear, and the Sentiments for the September 2014 Release are fabulous "go to" sets for any age! And last but certainly not least are the Variety Face Assortments. It wouldn't be a PKS release without faces, and these are some of the cutest and most versatile yet! Turn a simple project into something SUPER SPECTACULAR just by adding an adorable Peachy Keen Face! These are must haves, for sure!!

Off the charts AMAZING, right? These stamps are NOW available in The Peachy Keen Stamps Shop, and as always, you can pick these new releases up at a discounted price for a limited time!
Now it's time to do a little hopping to celebrate AND give you a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Peachy Keen Stamps!! The WINNER from the Blog Hop as well as the winners from both days of sneak peeks will be announced here on Monday, September 8th.
Below, you'll find the complete blog hop order, and all you need to do to be eligible for the prize is hop along, and leave comments here and on our designer's blogs. That's it! We'll select one random winner from ALL the comments to win the $50 prize so they can do a little peachy shopping! Have fun, enjoy the hop, and GOOD LUCK!!!
 Liz Munoz  
Thanks for joining us for our September Release! We love and appreciate our peachy friends so much, and we hope you've enjoyed the creations as much as we've enjoyed bringing them to you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps August Release :: Sneak Peeks

 Hello and welcome to the second night of sneak peeks of the Peachy Keen Stamps August Release!  

We're having a SPOOKTACULAR time creating and sharing with these new stamps that are due to be released tomorrow evening!

Join us at 6 p.m. tomorrow on The Peachy Keen Stamps Blog for our celebratory blog hop, where you'll find the entire new release and some out of this world samples from our Design Team.

Here's my card for you tonight.


I used the PK-1422 Poseable Skeleton to create this card.  I colored with Copic markers E41, E42, E43, and E44.  Then covered my finished colored piece with glue pen and glitter.  It's a little hard to see the glitter, but trust me... it's there!  ;-)

 The paper is from my scrap tub, and a little strategically placed ribbon finished off this card.  Pretty easy peasy and a whole lot of fun!!

Be sure to stop by the PKS Blog to see what the rest of my DT sisters have created, and don't forget to leave your comments here, AND on the rest of the blogs for a chance to win all the stamp sets we're showcasing tonight!!!

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPIN'!!!!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps & KaDoodle Bug Designs Celebrate Christmas Hop

Welcome to Day #5 of the KaDoodle Bug Designs and Peachy Keen Stamps Christmas in July Facebook Hop! It's been looking a lot like Christmas around here despite the warm summer weather. We have some amazing projects to share with you all week long from both of our very talented design teams, as well as some great prizes to be won!  You should have arrived here from the very talented Tamara's Facebook Page if you're hopping along in the right order.  If you just happened upon this post then you'll want to go back to the KaDoodle Bug Designs and pick this up from the beginning so you don't miss one single amazing creation or a chance to win a fabulous prize!

For my project today I'm using the Baking Gingers SVG File from KaDoodle Bug Designs

I enlarged the Ginger Head file for a 5x5 card (a little bigger with the bow) and cut it with creamy caramel card stock.  I cut this file with my Silhouette Cameo and used the weld feature to make the head shape into an actual folded card.  I wanted to give the paper a look of actually being painted, so I did a lot of sponging with creamy caramel, soft suede, close to cocoa and very vanilla ink from Stampin' Up!  Cheeks were added using chalk and white highlights were added using a white Gelly Roll Pen from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The adorable face was stamped with the PK-04 4"  Shading details were added in using Copic markers.  I used the PKSC-31 July 2014 Stamp of the month for the banner and sentiment.

My sweet little shaped ginger card was finished off with crystal glitter from Martha Stewart and a bow with button for embellishment.

Below, please find  the details about prizes and how you can win.  Your next stop on this fabulous hop will be at my dear friend Lisa Buttafuoco's Facebook Page.  I KNOW she's got something absolutely amazing to share with you!

Prize list:
*KaDoodle Bug Designs - Two $25 gift cards
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Two $25 gift cards
*Craftin Desert Diva's- one stamp set
Too Cute By Jessica - One $25 gift card.

To be eligible to win one of these fabulous prizes you will need to like all the fan pages and be sure to leave a comment on each project. Since the hop is a week long you will want to come back each day to see all of the amazing projects we have in store for you! If you get lost along the way you can go back to the KaDoodle Bug Designs fan page for the full line up or you can find the full line up for today below.

Melissa D - KBD -
Tamara -
Lorie -
Lisa -
Cassandra -
Lori -
DoBea -
Peachy Keen Stamps -

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps July Release Blog Hop

Welcome Friends to the Peachy Keen Stamps Christmas in July
Release and Reveal Blog Hop!
The past two days have brought some positively adorable creations for Christmas using these new stamps, and tonight, we are thrilled to be able to share this new release with you in its entirety! The past two days have been filled with adorable snow people, elves, Christmas ornaments and greens, as well as sweet new peachy faces!
The time we've been waiting for has finally arrived! It's time for us to share our July 2014 Release with you! These stamps are now available at Peachy Keen Stamps and we know these adorable designs are going to have you excited to start creating all of your holiday projects.

We've got a little blog hop going on in celebration of these new stamps, and you've arrived at your last stop on this hop.  If you're hopping along in the right order, you should have arrived here from the super talented Saundra Rega's Blog.  If not, you can see the list below, and go back to the beginning so you don't miss any of the cuteness or excitement!   We're going to give one lucky person who hops along and leaves a comment a $50 Peachy Keen Gift Certificate to do some shopping in the PKS Store!  Here's my project for tonight's festivities.

For this card I used the sweet little PK-1405 Singing Elves stamp set and the banner and Merry Christmas sentiment from PKSC-31 July 2014 Stamp of the Month set.  The images were colored with Copic markers, and I added a little bit of glitter to their collars and hats for some sparkle,because I just can't seem to create anything without some kind of bling.  That's just how I roll.  

The paper was gifted to me so I'm not exactly sure of what company it is, and the ribbon/seam binding is from Stampin' Up!.  

Here's a look at ALL of the stamps in this Christmas in July Release and prize details can be found below.

PKSC-31 July 2014 Stamp of the Month
There you have it!
A Christmas stamp line up to beat all!
This is your first stop on this blog hop, so you'd better prepare yourself now for all the wonderful things you're about to see.
From here, you'll go to Jessica Esch's Blog. Have fun and enjoy the hop, and don't forget to visit the Peachy Keen Stamps Store where you will find all these new stamps at a SUPER SPECIAL PRICE!!

We want to say thank you to all our loyal peachy friends by offering a little something to say thanks for hopping along with us. For ever comment you leave here and on the designer blogs, you'll receive one entry for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from PKS. We'll choose one winner randomly from all the comments and announce that winner here on Monday. Good luck and happy hoppin'!!!

Blog Hop Order
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog: 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps Christmas In July

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
No, no, no... NOT outside, but at Peachy Keen Stamps it's looking a whole lot like Christmas!!
Welcome to our annual Christmas in July Release!
Here we are celebrating Christmas in the midst of Summer and 4th of July celebrations! This is a much anticipated event for us, and tonight we kick off our sneak peeks by showcasing five adorable stamps sets that will have you excited and ready to get started on your 2014 holiday projects. You DO know there are only 174 days left until Christmas don't you? Take a break from the Summer heat and grab something cool to drink and join us as we share projects made with PKSC-31 July 2014, PK-1410 Christmas In July Faces (Assortment and 1 1/8" sizes), PK-1412 Snow Hugs Snowman, and PK-1413 SMILE Snowman.

Here's my card for tonight's round of sneak peeks.
I colored this cutie with Copic markers using X-Press It Blending Card.  I cut the snow drifts out of white card stock and coated the surface with Versamark, then Heat and Stick powder from Stampin' Up.  After melting the Heat and Stick powder with my heat gun, I added the chunky glitter from Marth Stewart and heat set again.  This works so well and the glitter will not come off at all!  I LOVE that technique!  The finishing touch was the knit ribbon and icy looking beads that were in my stash and both are from Stampin' Up!. 

Be sure to stop by the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog where you'll find even more Christmas creations from our talented team members, and be sure to leave your comments for a chance to win ALL 5 stamps sets you see showcased tonight. One lucky winner will be chosen from all the comments on all of the blogs and that winner will be announced in the following day's post. The more you comment the better your chances of winning! Good luck!!
Tomorrow night we have five more stamp sets to give you a peek at, and then on Saturday, July 5th we'll be back with our Release and Reveal Blog Hop along with a chance to win a $50 PKS Gift Certificate!

Thanks for stopping by!  Well see you tomorrow night for more fun Christmas in July projects!

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.


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!!


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 (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'!!