Well, the time has finally arrived!! I've been crazy with excitement for this release, and so far I've only played with one of the new stamp sets, but I've sure played a lot, let me tell ya!! LOL!!! Welcome to the Peachy Keen Stamps September Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the very talented Kim's blog, then you are hopping along in the right order. If you just happend along, then please be sure to go back to the beginning to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and hop along from there, so you don't miss one fabulous creation, or a chance to win one of MANY free stamp sets!!
Today I'm sharing some projects I made with the PK-635 Haunted Pumpkin House, and PK-636 Haunted Pumpkin Accessories! Oh my gosh, my crafty friends!!! I am so in love with these sets!!!!!!! The possibilities are endless with these wonderful stamps, and I hope I've given you some great examples to show you just exactly that!
First up, I have a crafty little home decor item I whipped up. I'm really sorry the pictures aren't better/clearer of this piece, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. I'm tellin' ya, this baby was a tough one to photograph, and finding the right light and background just wasn't in the cards for me. I found inspiration for this, from a home interior magazine, and I just let my imagination take over. I stamped my images on 4x6 pieces of card stock, and added lots of sponging, masking, distressing, and just about anything else I could think of. After I had everything looking the way I wanted, I spritzed it down with some Shimmerz Spritz. Wow! That's some fun stuff, but it can get a little wild if you're not careful. I had my sweet hubby outside cutting sticks so I'd have a variety to choose from, and lucky me, he found just the right one. This really looks great hanging on the wall, and has been a fun addition to the decor around here for my favorite holiday!! ;-)
Here's some closer pictures that I took outside (still searching for good light) of each individual piece, so that you can see a little more of the detail. There's rhinestone stars, chocolate pearls, frayed ribbon bows and flowers, buttons, and lots of shimmer to be found.
I stamped in the little pumpkin in the tree from the PK-632 Halloween Sweet Folks set, and attempted to make it look like my pumpkin bird house in the center panel.
I love these frayed ribbon flowers, and the pearls. I placed each and every one of those babies by hand using a template that I have.
This is the last one, and you can't see it in the photo, but the spider web is loaded with pretty sparkly glitter! Oh, how I loves me some bling!!! Now on to my next little project! How about a treat bag made from a simple brown paper lunch sack? Works for me!! LOL!! Actually, it works very well to hold the Halloween goodies that I recently purchased for my nieces an nephew. Their momma's will be happy, because there's not so much candy this year!! Sponge Bob Halloween movies will definitely be easier on their teeth!!
...Or, if we don't go the treat bag route, how about an adorable luminary? I just added a battery operated candle to the inside of the bag, and this makes and adorable addition to the Halloween decorations! I cut the inside of Mr. Pumpkin's mouth out, and glued some acetate behind it for a window, so that you can see inside the bag. It's soooooo cute!!
And for my final project, it just wouldn't be Halloween without a spooky haunted pumpkin house. How brilliant our Kathy is to come up with all the amazing accessories to add to that perfectly shaped pumpkin! I swear I could play with this stamp set forever!!! The windows and window boxes are popped up on dimensionals, and this sketch is from the 300th Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge. Be sure to play along with that this week, because they've got some amazing prizes they're giving away in celebration of that milestone. Speaking of prizes, I'm giving away one of these Haunted Pumpkin House stamp sets, courtesy of Peachy Keen Stamps to one lucky winner who leaves a comment on my blog between now and Monday October 4th. The winner will be randomly chosen, and announced on my Monday morning blog post. There are no hoops to jump through to be entered to win, other than leave a comment on this post, but I would ask that if you like what you see here, that you consider becoming one of my followers, as I do like to reward my faithful followers from time to time with special blog candy. ;-)
Want a little more great news? Well, if you participate in our blog hop today, which is our largest ever, BTW, you will have a chance to win a stamp set from each blog along the way!!!! Wooohooooo... FREE STAMPS!!! How fun is that, and that's not even the best part. The best part is all the wonderful creations you're going to see along the way from our talented designers. They are amazing, and I know they're going to knock your socks off!!!
Thanks so much for hopping by today. Please click on the link below for your next stop on this spookily fantastic hop, which will take you to the sweet and creative Heidi's blog.
Should you happen to get lost along the way, please find a complete list of blogs below in correct hopping order. Have fun, and happy hopping!!
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Remember that all of the wonderful stamp sets you see showcased today are available for purchase NOW at the Peachy Keen Stamps Store , and while you're there, be sure to check out all the info on the SPECIAL 4 DAY SALE, and there's info there, as well as pictures of the new dies, which are available for preorder now and will ship next week. Sheesh! Does the excitement ever end?!!!! Again, I'm so happy you could join us today! Have fun on the blog hop, enjoy all the talent and inspiration, and then, have some happy stamping time!