Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Blog Hop

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
Angelica & Adrianne -
Viv -
Kim -
Lorie -
Heidi -
Janice -
Joanna -
Nikki -
Erin -
Emma -
Ruthie -
Samantha -
Lisa -
Jessica B. -
Abby -
Gaby -
Dobea -
Theresa -
Jessica K. -
Glorajean -
Liz -
Jessica M.-
Jenny -
Kimmy -
Sandra -
Sarah -
Mandy -
Lauren -
Raven -
Janis -
Momo -
Paula -
Corri -


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Charlotte said...

Love the card. So adorable!

Carol Ric said...

Adorable card!

Linda said...

They are so cute, happy birthday Kathy...
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

365 Days of Cricut said...

OMG this is so super adorable! i love it! I wish someone would make me a "family" card cute idea!!

Jessi said...

I LOVE your card WOW is all I have to say!

AmyJRockstar said...

What an amazing story and the cutest card EVER!!! I just love it! I am signing up right now to be a follower of your blog and if you get the chance, I'd love it if you'd check out mine too!
XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar@gmail dot com

sucor said...

Oh, I love your sweet card! Thanks for sharing your great story! I already follow!
Happy Birthday to Kathy!

Anonymous said...

Super cute card! I will have to use the idea of multiple faces for grandparent cards from my 3 kiddos.

GlendaLea said...

Simply cute

Anonymous said...

Adorable card!!

forpahl5 said...

Wow, thanks for sharing your journey! Kathy is lucky to have you for a friend and vice versa! Kathy I hope your day is blessed!


scrapn_momof2 said...

Super cute card. Love all of the cute little faces!! Great job.

Love the new blog look BTW!!

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

LORIE!! You always AMAZE ME!! I want to color like you!! THANK YOU MY very dear friend for the amazing birthday and the surprise of it all!! STILL on cloud 9! You know I adore you! LOVE you and giant HUGS!! Can't wait to see you NEXT MONTH!! :)Your friend for life! Kathy

CA Scrapper said...

What an adorable card!! I am now a follower.

Happy Birthday Kathy! You have truly inspired so many talented people.

cascrapper at gmail dot com

stefeni said...

Love this card! It's soo adorable.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

GiGi said...

What a great story and card!
booger1 at

Debbie said...

I just love this card thanks for sharing Debbie

buglvr2010 said...

Your card is fantastic...I love it!

Nicolle Kramer said...

What a cute card...Have a Happy Birthday Kathy...:)

Xushenka said...

What a wonderful card! :) Love the idea and how it came out!

Trisha said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Kathy. I am a follower and these ladies have made you the very best cards. Great job all of you. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Raven B said...

Lorie this is super fabulous. I love that you included your whole family in the card that is such an amazing idea. AND I am lovin the new blog look very cute.

Cassandra said...

Super cute....Kathy you are loved!!


AJoy said...


Happy Birthday, Kathy!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Kathy! What a cute card with all those children celebrating Kathy's birthday. I love those gingerbread people.


Anonymous said...

OMG!! this card is so adorable.
Great work. Thanks for the blog hop

Jessica Kubit said...

This is just so creative! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card. Thanks for the chance to win & Happpy b'day Kathy.
somasapr at gmail dot com

Scrappin with the bug said...

Lorie, I love love love the card. How cute. I never got the chance to thank you for the copic instructions at CHA. So thank you - thanks also for doing this it is great.

MCH said...

What a super cute card, one Kathy will surely love - good job!

Lisa W said...

Amazing card! Those faces are so adorable.

gardener said...

What a cute card. Love all the little people. I just purchased my first set of peachy keen faces a few weeks ago and haven't had time to use them yet. Really looking forward to some quality time with them. Thanks. Will try to figure out how to be a follower of yours. I like your site. I really new at these blog hops and sites

Pink & Paper said...

That's too cute!

Unknown said...

You are truly talented with the copic markers. I really need to get some copics. Happy Birthday Kathy!


Anonymous said...

so cute!!! Happy b-day Kathy!!! -Sam :-)

Melissa said...

Such an adorable card! I am sure Kathy will love it!

dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Lizzie Laine said...

Have a very Happy Birthday Kathy!!

Lorie your card is soooo cute!
thanks for sharing

SherriC. said...

What a GREAT story, and super cute card, TFS Lorie !!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Carla's Creations said...

Just found your blog through kathys blog hop. Lovely card. Happy birthday kathy!!

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, your card for Kathy is INCredible! Is that the most adorable group of kids I've ever seen?!! Love your coloring technique, wow! Kathy is going to love it! I'm a new follower!

Dallas Freyer said...

Happy Birthday Kathy! What a beautiful card you have made for her. I love it!!

Thanks, Dallas

HappyMom2010 said...

Super Nice Card. I'm in love with the Pink Cake!!!
Happy B-day Kathy ;o)

Gina Lindsey
Happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

jd designs said...

What an awesome birthday card! Love how you personalized it... and your coloring skills are amazing! So glad to have found your blog.

~ JD ~

Unknown said...

I loved the children surrounding the cake - what a cute ides and an adorable card

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

How cute!!! I love the card you made! And your new look to your blog is awesome, too!!!

Jane Miller said...

This is such a sweet card. Love it.

Kathryn said...

Love the card..just such a cutie! Happy Birthday Kathy

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love the fam. Your card is so creative! TFS & the chance to win.


Jennie Garcia said...

So cute with all the kiddies!! Love your card!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Jamiecrafts said...

your card is amazing!

Ashley said...

Love the adorable card and your story/connection with Kathy! Too sweet!! It is wonderful what you are doing to celebrate this *fantastic* lady's birthday! Happy Birthday Kathy!

Ashley “Scrappin’ Pink Piglet”

Kim said...

Enjoying your site and this birthday blog. I'm a new follower.

Lauren said...

This is super cute!! I love it!! I also love your new blog layout!! Thanks for sharing.

lechristina3 at gmail dot com

dweatter said...

Wonderful card Lorie! Your coloring is just so amazing. I love all the happy faces around the bday cake.

Julie said...

Love the card!
Happy Birthday Kathy!

Cricut Chick

Joel said...

Happy Birthday Kathy! :-)

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