Hello and good morning!!! I couldn't be more excited to share a blog post with you than I am today, because we're having a very special blog hop to honor the birthday of one of the sweetest, and most amazing women I've ever had the pleasure to meet!! It's Kathy J's birthday, and I am honored to be a stop on this birthday blog hop to celebrate our Peachy Queen's special day. If you arrived here from the talented Kim's Blog, then you're on the right track, but if not, then please go back to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog , and hop along from there, so you don't miss one single, amazing creation!!
I often tell the story of how excited I was when I first applied for the Peachy Keen Stamps design team. I didn't know much about Peachy Keen Stamps when I applied, other than there was something that immediately drew me to the artwork. I couldn't exactly explain it, at the time, but something about the adorable whimsical images that I saw on the website felt familiar and comfortable to me, and I told my husband that I REALLY wanted to be a Peachy Keen Designer, but I was fairly new to watercoloring, and hadn't touched a Copic marker at that point, so I was afraid to get my hopes up. A few days after I applied, when I had more time to sit down and really check out the PKS website, I found the What's So Funny stamp, and it hit me who Kathy was! I immediately recognized that artwork, because I had painted it many, many times. Kathy had been my tole painting buddy for years, and she didn't even know it. I had purchased Kathy's Paint On A Happy Face books a long time ago, and painted from them (especially Volume 1) till I wore them out, and here, I had literally stumbled upon her website, and I had no idea that she had gone into the stamping business!!! Well, needless to say, that when I received the email that I had been accepted as a designer for PKS, I was way beyond elated!! Talk about surreal!!!!!
This past July, when I got the opportunity to attend CHA, and work in the Peachy Keen Stamps booth, I was in absolute Heaven!! Not only did I get to meet my crafty hero and her beautiful family in person, but I was blessed to get to meet so many of our wonderful customers, and share what I love by leading make and takes and teaching Copic techniques. It was a dream come true for me, and one that has given me fond memories to last a lifetime. I can never thank Kathy enough for not only the wonderful blessing of the opportunity to design for Peachy Keen Stamps and be a part of the PKS family, but also for a friendship that will last a lifetime and for memories that I hold in my heart forever!
Kathy, here's to you on your special day! I hope that your day is one that brings you joy and happiness, and makes you feel loved, because my talented friend... YOU INDEED ARE!!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my eternally blessed heart for everything, and especially for your friendship. I love ya, Kathy, and HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!
Now, enough of the mushy stuff! *sniff, sniff* On to the card! For Kathy's birthday card, I had to ink up a stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps, of course that I've had for a while, but hadn't seen ink yet. I knew I wanted to use these cute little kids from the PK-241 Happy Birthday Kids stamp set, and make them look like the members of our family. Everyone in my immediate family has also had the pleasure of meeting Kathy, except for my sons, and I wanted Kathy's birthday card to reflect wishes from the whole bloomin' bunch!! So on this card, are me and Al (had to add glasses for us), Tyler, Cassidy and Baby Max on the left side, and Trevor (complete with goatee, LOL) and his girlfriend, Kallista on the bottom. Everything was colored with my Copic markers, and I added plenty of stickles to the cake, and party hats. There's also a little bling of rhinestones on top of each hat.
I sent this off on it's way to Green Bay onTuesday, so hopefully it's arrived at it's destination, and Kathy will have it in hand to enjoy with all her other beautiful birthday cards. You do know that there are going to be prizes awarded to random commenters along this blog hop, don't you? Oh yeah, baby! Angelica is going to choose 10 winners from ALL comments on ALL blogs to win one of Kathy's favorite crafting items. In addition, I'm throwing in some blog candy of my own. One lucky commenter who is a follower, and leaves a comment on this post will win both the Baker's Man Jr. and Patty Cake Jr. stamp set from me. Please remember that you do need to by a follower of my blog (I do check), and leave a comment, and that's all you need to do to be entered to win. I will choose and announce the winner on Monday, December 20th. Here's what you could win:
Thank you so very much for hopping along with us today in celebration of Kathy. Below, please find the blog hop list from start to finish, just in case you get lost along the way! Thanks again, and happy stamping! Your next stop on this hop will be for a visit with Heidi. She's always got something wonderful to share, and I know today she'll knock your socks off!
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog http://www.peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com/
Angelica & Adrianne - http://www.handmadebyangel
Viv - http://craftinghaven.blogs
Kim - http://www.paperpunchaddic
Lorie - http://www.thethinkinspot.
Heidi - http://gotscraps.blogspot.
Janice - http://stampingwithjanice.
Joanna - http://scrap-making.blogsp
Nikki - http://scrappinnavywife.bl
Erin - http://www.erinleecreative
Emma - http://www.creativetimefor
Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blog
Samantha - http://samanthacasey.blogs
Lisa - http://our2angelsinheaven.
Jessica B. - http://thatzuneek.blogspot
Abby - http://www.scrapbookaholic
Gaby - http://www.gabycreates.com
Dobea - http://dobeaalberts.blogsp
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbooking
Jessica K. - http://thecreativestampers
Glorajean - http://glorascrafts.blogsp
Liz - http://skittles-and-scrapb
Jessica M.- http://www.KinderStampo.co
Jenny - http://www.crazyaboutcricu
Kimmy - http://scrappinwithkimmy.b
Sandra - http://365daysofcricut.blo
Sarah - http://www.pinkcricut.com/
Mandy - http://stamping4u.blogspot
Lauren - http://laurenscraps.blogsp
Raven - http://love4stamps.blogspo
Janis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blo
Momo - http://madebymomo.blogspot
Paula - http://morethanfavors.blog
Corri - http://www.buglvr.blogspot
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ADORABLE!!!!! Those are just the cutest!!!!!
Wow that is just an adorable card for Kathy you are just toot sweet.
I absolutley love this card! It is Soooo CuTe! Happy Birthday Kathy!
You amaze me my friend. Such talent. Love this card. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY!!
Love your creations Looking forward to many more inspirations. HAPPY B DAY KATHY! Woot Woot!
great card!! it is so adoravble. happy birthday to kathy!
Wow! Great Story thank you so much for sharing. Happy Birthday Kathy! Great Card! TFS.
Your creation are always so wonderful! You're a talented lady and I love going on your blog and seeing what you come up with! TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com
Super cute birthday card. Wishing Kathy a happy birthday.
What a wonderful card and story. Love the whole layout here. Kathy you have chosen a very talented and devoted design team. Happy Birthday Have a wonderful day
I love all the little Peachy faces on your card for Kathy! Oh yes, I am a follower....I love to follow all you ladies from Peachy Keen. You have such amazing projects on your blogs!
Happy Happy Birthday
What a great card and give away!!
Very cute card! I love it!
Happy Birthday Kathy! How lucky you are to receive this great card!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Best wishes Kathy!!!
Lorie, your card is A-mazing! I adore all the little faces colored in so perfectly. I absolutely love what you wrote about Kathy!! And I know she will too!!
Beautiful card. Happy Birthday, Kathy.
I just love your story about applying for your PKS as a designer... My hands where shaking just to be on this blog so I can't imagine what it would do to be on the team
Happy Birthday Kathy.. Peachy Queen
The Scrapbooking Queen
What a beautiful card!
Happy Birthday Kathy, What a wonderful card. Thanks
What a cute card. Thanks for sharing with us. Love all the faces.
There is something about those little faces. What a great story!
What a great card! Love all the faces!
Happy Birthday Kathy!
rickandmar (at) yahoo (dot) com
Happy Birthday to Kathy! :-) LOVE your super cute card! I just love the faces! Thanks for sharing!
Really cute card. Happy Birthday Kathy.
Happy Birthday Kathy, your card is so sweet. What a lucky woman to get so many bday greetings. :)
I am now a follower.
Aww that card is so cute hun you did a very nice job. Happy Birthday Kathy
I love PK stamps!!!! :) Happy Birthday Kathy! I think it is amazing that you all are doing this for her... she must be one special gal!!
Adorable card. LOVE the little kids. Too cute
Happy Birthday Kathy! Super fun card. Makes me smile.
Cute card!! Happy Bday, Kathy!
What a special card & story. (I really enjoyed reading the story.) You all (the PK team) do seem to be a close "family".
Those little faces are so sweet!!!! You ladies are doing an AWESOME job paying tribute to an AWESOME gal!!!!!
OMG....how cute. I love all those little faces.
Adorable card. I am already a follower
I love your card.
Happy bday Kathy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Soooo cute, I love the GingerBread Boys!!!
Gale The Happy Stamper :)
What an adorable card. I just love your copic colouring and I hope to see you do more videos on colouring.
Oh sniff what a great story of how you began on the team. Isn't it Heaven when you meet people for the first time in 'real' time? Love your darling card, thanks for the super Blog Hop. Patti
Hi! New follower! I found your blog on the hop! What an adorable card!!!
cporter519 at yahoo dot com
Lorie, this is so CUUUTTTEEE! Love how you made it look like your family!
Oh my gosh this card is adorable!! Great job. Very talented.
uofkgirl at gmail dot com
I love your card. YOu did an awesome Job.
I love the card! too cute... Tell Kathy Happy Birthday!
Your card is SO stinkin' cute!!! Happy birthday Kathy!!!!
It's funny how things work out sometimes, like they were meant to be.
Your card is precious. I love how you represented everyone!
Kathy, I hope your day is fantastic!
You never seize to amaze me Lorie! This card is amazing! The way you colored it bring it out in a whole different light!
Lorie...you are an amazing individual.
Such a cute card. I love the family idea.
Happy Happy Birthday Kathy!!! You are one loved lady for sure! This card is so adorable..love the family portrait!!! Really cute and I know that she is loving it right now! I love your story about how you came to PK stamps...love that! Sometimes things were meant to happen you know? Thanks!
I love the chidren faces, I can't recall seeing them before. Just adorable!!
Really adorable. By the way-- I can leave a comment but cannot become a follower--long story but once I figure out how to cancel old accounts, I will.
However, you are now bookmarked so I can check in daily and I DO !
this is a super cute card
Wonderful card!! Birthday wishes to Kathy :)
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
This is an adorable card for Kathy...she will definitely love it.
Birthday Blessings, Kathy! I know you'll have a wonderful day! This card is adorable! I've been a follower for a while and always enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing. ksjennings at gmail dot com
AMAZING Lorie, I love it! Thanks for sharing your Peachy Keen STORY too. Hugs- Glora
Very cute card!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com
What a cute card. Am sure she is gonna love it.
What a wonderful story and fabulous Birthday card.
Happy Birthday! Wow what a party!
What a cute idea for a card. I really lole how you personlized it. Kathy will surely love it.
that card is beautiful, just love it.
Fabulous card !!! love it !
adorable!!!! great idea!!!
happy birthday Kathy!!!
Those faces are just too cute!
Happy birthday Kathy. Love the card.
Love your card. Happy Birthday Kathy!!!
So super cute! Happy Birthday!!!
Awesome card. I am already a follower... thanks for the extra chance for blog candy.
Happy Birthday Kathy!
Very nice! I love the card!
Lorie, I LOVE your cards! You are such an inspiration! I too tole painted and love Kathy's work!
I have your gingerbread set and it is SO cute! Everyone loved the cards I did with them!
What a great card and friend!
Happy Birthday Kathy!
I LOVE your card!!
Lorie this is so super cute, love these little faces all around the cake.
I love it! What a fun card and a great story! Thanks for sharing!
I like the whole bloomin bunch. Very cute card and she will love it. Thanks for being in the hop.
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Wonderful card - love the coloring! It shows how much Kathy means to all of you for you to have this great surprise for her!
Wishing you a happy day today and a Happy Birthday to Kathy!
Oh Lorie.. she will LOVE it!!! You did an awesome job!!
So super cute Kathy will love it ... OK I have to ask where did the glasses come from....My whole family wears glasses....must go search the PKS website!!
Thanks for a chance to win a great stamp!
beckie123 at yahoo dot com
wow, that card looks great bet it took a lot of time. :-)
Happy b-day Kat!
What an adorable card! As always, your colouring is Gorgeous!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca
What a fun card :) I absolutely love it!
Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)
Look at all those cute happy birthday faces. Very cute.
Such a cute card!! I know she will love this!
I just love all the expressions on those faces , this card rocks, Dawn RI
Wow Lori! What an adorable card! Kathy is going to LOVE it!
Happy Birthday Kathy. Have a great day
Your card turned out super cute
Lorie that card is sooo adorable!! I love how cute you made your family! Kathy will love this! ;)
Cute little faces!!!! The colors are so vibrant, nice card!
Your card is a work of art!! All of the faces are so perfect, Kathy is so lucky to receive all of these beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win, (my birthday is on Mon. so I'm keeping my fingers crossed). Happy Birthday Kathy!! Kim A. email@example.com
Happy Birthday Kathy! Have a super good day. Thanks for sharing your birthday card for Kathy...Love it
Happy Birthday Kathy! That is such a cute card!
Each one I see I think is my favorite until I see the next....you guys are out doing yourselves!!! Great jobs!! Brandy
Penbrandy at msn dot com
Wow Lorie! What a great idea--I love it!
WOW,you really put alot of work into this BD card and it shows, I love all the detail and love that it is your family soooo cute. I am a follower of you blog, have been since I first found you. firstname.lastname@example.org
What a wonderful birthday tribute to Kathy! I know she feels the love.
What a great story!! I got a bit teary eyed at the end. LOL! Your card is absolutely adorable. I know she will cherish it always. Thanks for the blog candy... I am already a follower of your blog. :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY!
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom
Happy Birthday Kathy!
Really neat story and adorable card!
Oh my stars how cute!!! Just adorable!!! Love those faces!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com
Great birthday card! Thanks for sharing. And I loved reading your story. Thanks for sharing that too. It was very sweet.
coupondenise at live dot com
I can't believe I forgot to leave a comment for you the first time around. It was after 3 A.M. and I hadn't gone to bed yet. Guess my brain was in a fog. Your birthday card is GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely perfect! I love everything about it and I know Kathy will too!
Love you! Janice
lorie, i read your whole story about how you started w the peachy keen family: loved it. tfs w/us. I would love to see that volume 1 of the queen beginnings. It has to be a treasure by now.
I also want to say: have a "PEACHY" birthday Kathy!
Your card is absolutely adorable!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
So cute. I love the faces.
So stinking cute. Great job
I love how you personalized the card. Too cute!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com
Cute, Thanks for the great blog
I love this card. What a great idea with the faces. Happy Birthday Kathy!!!!
Your card is absolutely adorable. Love all those adorable faces!!
I remember tole painting. What a cool story.
Aw Lorie you are one of the sweetest and kindest people we've ever met - ok, throw Al in there too! ;) We love you guys bunches and are so blessed to have met you!!! Thank you so much for helping us make this the bestest birthday blog hop EVA!!! xo Angelica
What a cute card! I am now your newest follower. I found your blog through this hop. This is a great hop idea. Thanks for sharing.
Love, Love this card!!! The faces are too cute!! Happy Birthday!!
Birthday Wishes to Kathy. This is a real cute Card. I am glad to see the list of people in the blog. I will be check everyone blogs for now on. I really love the Peachy Kings face stamps. I will be ordering after the first of year.
This post brought tears to my eyes. It shows the love and admiration you have for Kathy. Lorie your card is just so adorable I love all the little Peachy faces on your card. Thank you so much for sharing your card and story with us all.
Lorie - I love your story! The card for Kathy is just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing and for adding you own giveaway - very nice! Happy birthday Kathy!
LOTS OF PEACHY LOVE GOING ON,HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Holy Moly your card is AWESOME!!! Awwwwwwwwwwww Our Queen will LOVE it!!!!
♥ Nikki ♥
adorable, thats how it always is,, waiting around the cake !! LOL
What a beautiful card and it looks like you put so much time into it...
Sooooo cute!! Thanks for sharing.
What a cool story, Lorie! Your card is adorable :)
Absolutely adorable!! How do you do that????? Happy birthday to Kathy!
OMG, Lorie! You never cease to amaze me with your copic awesomeness. LOVE this adorable card.
Happy birthday, Kathy!!!!
Happy Birthday Kathy! What cute faces, they are adorable. TFS :)
dilsaverdesigns at yahoo dot com
Wow - cute - cute - Kathy -you are so lucky to have such great blogs celebrate your birthday with you.
Ok I'm stalking you!lol, and I can't wait to see how many Happy Birthday wishes Kathy gets! OH yeah Happy birthday Kathy!
Hugs and Merry Christmas to you all
I am in scrappin heaven right now. Your card is so great and the fact that you put your whole family makes it so personal and more special. TFS, Vanessa
Fabulous! Love your card, Karen
Your card is so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win.
This is my 1st blog hop and it's so much fun!
Your little people are adorable.
Theresa in Kitimat
tfredric at citywest dot ca
What a great story! Happy Birthday, Kathy!
Super sweet card! This is such a fun hop and I am glad to have the opportunity to participate! Thanks.
Great card =)
Oh my word Lorie!! You know JUST the perfect scene for any occasion. This card is unbelievably clever my friend! (Well, actually, in your case, TOTALLY believable)! You've really pushed the boat out on this amazing card and Kathy must surely love it!!!...I do!
Love Viv xxx
What a fantastic story, somethings are just meant to be!! Your card is adorable with all those cute little faces!! Thanks
This card is absolutely adorable!! I love all of the little faces. I am a new follower. :)
Love the card...cute faces!
Love the card. Really cute. Happy birthday Kathy.
Great card! great blog candy. Happy Birthday to Kathy.
Beautiful like always! I love that your whole family is on it! The Al and Lorie stamps are one of my favorites from the xmas release! So cute!
The birthday card is absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing!
i luv the idea of havin everyone on the card, before i saw the image i was thinking how is see fitting all of those people. lol great job, and thanks for sharing your wonderful story. ~ now a follower
lots of love went into this card thanx for sharing
Adorable card, she will love it
What an amazing story of youes and Kathys history! I love her stamps, I would be ecstatic to work there!!
Very cute card! Love those faces!
Great card!! Love the faces!! Happy Birthday Kathy!!!
Beautiful card I love it
What a cute card that stamp set made! I so enjoyed reading about your start with Peachy Keen stamps also!
LOVE this card, and I'm sure Kathy does too!!!!!!!!
This is such a cute card!! Thank you for sharing.
Such a cute card. Great way to include the whole family. I am sure this will be a great birthday for Kathy.
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I loved reading your story about applying for the dt. Thank you for sharing!
Happy Birthday Kathy =0)
What a lovely card, those faces are just too cute! TFS!
I love your card it is so sweet. I too am drawn to the Peachy Keen stamps. I have yet to get my first set. I have been trying to draw faces for a long time now. I just love how adorable the Peachy Keen Stamps are.
Big Cuddle Hugz Birthday Queen.
After seeing these cards I'm sure your Birthday is going to be just Peachy!
2spunky4u at bresnan dot net
I can't wait to use my first purchase of peachy keen stamps...i can hardly wait. Everyones projects are great inspiration. thanks email@example.com
You are the best Copic Artist. Love your work. Happy Birthday Kathy
Lori I love your card, the little faces are so adorable! Happy Birthday Kathy! TFS Susan
I love your card! All those smiley faces. I love the colors on the card too. TFS!
simply-pam at hotmail dot com
Happy Bday Kathy! Thanks for the hop! I love Peachy Keen!
Love the card the cake looks good enough to eat.
What an adorable card full of birthday wishes!!!!
maria_m_nestor (at) yahoo.com
Your card is too cute! I'm a follower. Shari (cricutrookie)
I love the faces on this card too cute.
Thanks for sharing the neat story about how you & Kathy met...it was fate!!! :)
And I love your cute card! It's obvious that you teach Copic classes! I don't know if I could color that well after practicing for 10 years! ;)
Thank you so much for participating and for the chance to win (I love those gingerbread stamps!),
partridgelu at yahoo dot com
Your card is adorable! What a way to honor your friend.
I love all those little faces you used for The Birthday Girls card, using her wonderful creation! Thank you Kathy & thank you Lorie for sharing your inspiration with us!
Contact Info: in case I get a chance to win the amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's!
Thanks for sharing your story! Love your card....and the way you color with your copics!!
OBTW - I LOVE the Baker and Patty Cake!
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com
very cute card.. i love it.. TFS..
I wish I could shade like that! So pretty!
aw62101 at hotmail dot com
What a cute card. TFS
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com
Love your card, will have to scrap lift it for my granddaughter! Hop is so much fun. Awesome candies along the way also. Love you gingerbread stamps. Would love to have them. TFS
Fantastic card! I'm sure Kathy will love it!
thanks for sharing!
Love your card!! Your story is sooo sweet!!
Happy Birthday Kathy!!
So super cute! Happy Birthday!!!
OMG too cute! Love the card.
Love the diemention
Loving the hop and what a great tribute to Kathy. Your card is beautiful.
I love the way that the hair is colored. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing!
Too CUTE!!!! Love these stamps!
Happy Birthday to Kathy!
Super adorable card!
Oh My GAWD!!! This is too darn adorable. I love how you created a face for every one. Awesome. TFS
stacy at mycraftingtime dot com
Adorable card! Thanks for the chance to win those cute gingerbread stamps!
Such a cute card!!
Adorable card. Great story with it. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.
sandyford77 at sbcglobal dot net
How Cute! Love the card. Happy Birthday Kathy
Very nice story and really cute card!
I already follow! Thanks for the extra chance to win! I liked your story
that is the cutest card!! I love it!
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com
Happy Birthday Kathy!!
Very Cute project!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY.
I see smiling faces, wishing you a super birthday.
Adorable card!!! Happy Birthday Kathy!!!
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