Friday, May 24, 2013

PKC 13-21 :: Anything Goes

Happy Friday, my stamping friends!  Friday means it's time for another Peachy Keen Challenge, and the Anything Goes Challenge is always a favorite.  You have total creative freedom with this one, and in fact, the only thing required is that you use Peachy Keen Stamps.  Create anything your heart desires, as long as you use Peachy Keen Stamps.  Pretty easy, and definitely fun, not to mention that there's LOTS of wonderful inspiration that our DT has shared, so head over there and check them out!!  

Here's what I created for this challenge.  I hope you like it, because I LOVE the way it turned out!!

I can't quite get enough of this new Sizzix embossing folder from Stampin' Up!  It's just perfect for Summer projects and it works so well with the PK-195 Honey Sentiments, which I used here.  The image from Hillbilly Holler Set #2 was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  The paper is from my stash, My Mind's Eye, I think, and the buttons are from Stampin' Up!.  

If you're looking for some inspiration for your crafty time this weekend, why not join us for this fun challenge?  In addition to a great challenge, we've got a little more great news!  Check out this AMAZING sale information!!!!

This sale starts today at 8:00 a.m. and runs through the holiday weekend.  SUPER prices, and how cool is it that 10% of all proceeds from this sale will go to The American Red Cross to assist with the relief efforts from the recent tornadoes that have ravaged the Midwest.  THAT in itself is reason enough to order, BUT the FREE STAMP is a pretty sweet deal, too!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a very blessed and safe holiday weekend, and I hope that if it makes you happy, happy, happy, that you get to do some stamping!  ENJOY!!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Flower Soft Fabulous Fashion Launch

Good Morning!!
Welcome and Happy Friday!  I have some exciting stuff to share with you today, AND a couple of cards to go along with that exciting stuff!!  I am very happy and excited to announce that I am now a Flower Girl!!  NOT the kind of flower girl that might immediately come to mind, though.  As of today, I am one of the new Design Team Members for The Flower Soft Company!  Woohoo!  I'm so thrilled to be designing for them and using their tried and true products, as well as the many new things that they offer (or at least they are new to me)!  

Today marks the launch day for their new Fabulous Fashion Collection.  There is so much in each download collection..a whopping 31 files!  The Fabulous Fashion collection covers Hats, Bags and Dresses, which coordinate perfectly with The Fabulous Shoes. Each download contains decoupage, card toppers, PNG images, quick cards, digi stamps, 6 matching backing papers and an amazing miniature shop to house your own perfectly coordinated Fabulous collection. Each shop was carefully planned by Sandra to ensure they folded flat and fit very comfortably into an 8x8 envelope. There is even a miniature shop plate that completes the back of your shop and allows you to write/stamp your message. This download collection has been created to work on USA paper sizes.  Drop by The Flower Soft Facebook Page to see what all the excitement is about!  
There's a special offer of 1/2 Price downloads to celebrate the launch of this beautiful collection.  Here are two card samples I made using digital stamps from the download collection.

This digital image was colored with Copic markers.  The butterflies you see at the top of the card are acutally a Multi Function Die Cut, and I love that it adds such a beautiful pop of dimension to the finished piece.

When I saw this image, it was screaming "DENIM" to me, so I decided why not go with it and give it a worn denim look when I colored it with my Copics.  I added some white Flower Soft Ultra Fine Sprinkles to the flowers on the image for a little fun texture.  These images are HIGHLY addicting and fun to color!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed the things I've shared with you, and I also hope you'll drop by The Flower Soft Website and Facebook Page, just to check out all the fun products to create with.   Be sure to like their page so you'll be in on all the latest info!  Have a blessed weekend, friends and HAPPY STAMPIN!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

SVG Cutting Files & PKS Blog Hop


Welcome to Day #2 of our Blog Hop/Cross Promotion with Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Cutting Files.  It's sure been fun, and we've enjoyed sharing all these wonderful creations with you!    Here's the card I created for today's festivities.  For this sweet card, I used the "Cute As Can Bee" cut file from SVG Cutting Files.  The base of my card is another great cut file from SVG Cutting Files, called Scalloped Open Card Base.

I am so happy with how this turned out.  For the face of this sweet little lady, I used the new PK-1200 Moodies Face Assortment stamps, and the PK-195 Honey Sentiments, both from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I cut everything with colored card stock and did some shading with both sponges and Copic markers, EXCEPT for the hair.  The hair was cut with (white) X-Press It Blending Card so that I could color and shade it with my Copics.  The honeycomb is a Sizzix embossing folder, and the paper I used for that is Core'dinations (kraft core) card stock.  I sanded the embossed edges lightly and sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.   I took some patterned paper scraps and punched little hexagon shapes to fit inside the embossed hexagons, and as a backdrop for this sweet little bee, I used the same patterned paper scraps to cut a circle and scalloped circle with my Spellbinders dies.  The scalloped edge along each side of my card is done with a Stampin' Up! punch and the ribbon is also from my Stampin' Up! stash.  I finished this card off with a little bling on her antennae, and down the side of the card.  I ♥ HER and she is indeed as cute as can bee!!

Now, this wouldn't be a blog hop if we didn't have some prizes for ya, and we've got that covered!!  Both Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Cutting Files are giving away a $35 Gift Certificate for each day of the hop!  THAT'S a total of FOUR $35 Gift Certificates that you could win!  All you need to do is leave a comment to be entered to win, but since we don't know which designer will be choosing a winner from their comments, you'll need to comment on each participating blog each day.  THAT'S pretty darned easy, though, and especially considering all the FABULOUS creations that you get to see along the way from BOTH design teams!!  Below, is a complete list of stops for Day #2 of our hop, just in case you should happen to get lost along the way.  

Thursday, May 16th:
Annie - SVG Cutting Files Blog -
Cassandra Cauble -
Julie Kauffman (Cricut Chick) -
Lorie Souther -
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -

The final stop for this fabulous Blog Hop is at the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.  We'll end there, and we'd love it if you would leave a comment and let us know how you liked the hop! 

Thanks for dropping by, an HAPPY STAMPIN' to ya!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps May Release :: Sneak Peek


It's a new month, and you know what that means, don't you?  
It's time for another release at Peachy Keen Stamps, and we're going to be sharing some SUPER amazing creations with you through the rest of this week, and it all leads up to the BIG REVEAL on Sunday!

Here's my sample for you, just in time for Mother's Day.

Isn't she a cutie!  Relaxin' and chillin' and enjoying the day!  Sounds pretty darned good to me!  She was colored with Copic markers and the background is the Cloudy Day background stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps.  Sweet Miss Froggie is the sneak peek from one of the new add on sets for the May Release.

Be checking the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog each evening this week for more peeks from our talented Design Team, and please join us for the May Release Party that will be held on Sunday, May 5th at 6 p.m. CDT on The Peachy Keen Connection.  We'll be chatting, revealing the new stamp sets, playing trivia games, and as always, we'll be giving away some PRIZES!  Hope to see you there!!!