Good morning!! I woke up this morning to snow, snow, and MORE snow! Between 6 and 8 inches so far, and soon the wind will blow. 30 mile an hour winds should make for an interesting day. No worries, though, because I'm safe and warm within the depths of the craft room watching the winter blow by. Speaking of winter, my Peachy Keen Challenge card today couldn't be more fitting. I (heart) Winter. Hmmmmm... I'd probably be in BIG trouble uttering those words out loud around here today, so this will be our little secret. Okay?
If you head over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, you'll find that our challenge this time is a sketch, and one that I REALLY enjoyed working with. For this card I used my PKS-317 Ice Skating Penguin Couple, and PK328 Snowman Winter Greeting Card Set for the sentiment. For once, I chose the paper BEFORE I started coloring. *GASP* That's so NOT the way I usually roll, but I'm nuts about this new Crate Paper Snow Day Collection, so you'll probably be seeing a lot of it. :) As usual, I colored with my Copics, and there's a layer of Crystal Effects under their feet. It looks so cool IRL.
It's so exciting to be back in the swing of things and posting regular challenges, and part of our excitement at Peachy Keen is our line up of Guest Designers. Some of the most talented paper crafters there are will be joining us in 2011, and today our Guest Designer is Theresa Harris (aka The Scrapbooking Queen). Be sure to visit her blog to check out all the wonderful things she does with Peachy Keen Stamps. My fellow design team members have some amazing samples to share with you using this week's sketch, so be sure to check out all the fabulousness they've got on tap, too. You'll find links in my side bar to all of their blogs. We'd love to see what you're doing with your Peachy Keen Stamps, so please play along with our challenge, because one random winner will receive the PK241 Happy Birthday Kids stamp set, just for joining us. New stamps have just been released for Valentine's Day, and there's more on their way, PLUS, for the entire month of January you can take 10% off of your purchases at Peachy Keen Stamps. NOW THAT'S A GREAT DEAL!!!!!
Now, on to the next card. This is my take on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #86. I made this card a full 5x7 size in order to fit the tag, and all the "little extras" that were a part of the fancy sketch this week, but as always, the choice is yours as to whether you go fancy, or clean and simple. The wonderful Heart Tree digi image comes from the Priscillastyles Store. You should definitely drop by there and take a look at all the beautiful vintage style images she has to offer.
Our monthly sponsor at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is Lindy's Stamp Gang, and I used their Moon Glow Mist on the background of the tag, the paper roses, and the chipboard heart. Oh my goodness! This is so gorgeous IRL, but with all the overcast days we've had lately, I've been hard pressed to get any really good photos. Here's a little closer look at the wonderful shimmer these products give.
If you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, you have the chance to win a fabulous prize package from our weekly sponsor The Doodle Pantry, as well as the amazing prize package from our monthly sponsor, Lindy's Stamp Gang. We're all anxiously waiting to see what you create with this fabulous sketch, and if you need a little inspiration, check out the challenge blog to see what our talented design team has created for you!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I wish you a blessed day and happy stamping!