Friday, February 8, 2013

I Love You Textured Teddy

Good Morning,
Happy Friday, and all that jazz!

How's everybody doing on this fine morning?  All is well here.  It's been busy as usual but I have found my way to the craft cave a few times and I've even managed to finish a few cards.

Here's one that I completed using PK-159 Thinking of you bear stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps.
I colored this cutie with my Copic markers using a new technique that I learned at the Copic Color and Ink Workshop I attended in Anaheim, CA in January.  We learned so many great tips and techniques, and it's been fun to come home and put them into action.  For the card layout, I followed this weeks sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Boy, was this one EVER difficult for me, and not because it is a difficult sketch at all, but because I find it nearly impossible NOT to include something that sparkles, glitters, ties, or dangles.  The sketch was clean and simple, and I did my best to keep the card the same.  Way outside of the box for me, but I have to admit I kinda like it, and when you've got an image as cute as this to work with, it pretty much stands on its' own, with no need for much fanfare around it.  It's just flippin' adorable the way it is!   I am also entering this card in the "Color With Texture Challenge" in the Copic Challenge Group at My Creative Classroom.  Fun stuff right there!

PK-159 Thinking of You Bear
This is such a sweet stamp set!  I added the "I Love You " Sentiment from the PKSC-13 January 2013 stamp set.  These teddy bear stamps have been SO popular!!  It's pretty easy to see why, though.  
PKSC-13 January 2013

There's a new release and a BIG SALE going on right now at Peachy Keen.  ALL of the new releases are specially priced for one full week after the release, which means that you've got until Tuesday evening to get in on the great deals.  I've also heard mention of some prizes being awarded, too.  You can find complete details in the Peachy Keen Stamps Store.

If you're looking for a little crafty inspiration to get your creative thought process started, we've got a couple of fabulous challenges going on over on The Peachy Keen Connection.  Hop over there and check 'em out!  You have till midnight Sunday to play along with those for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for each challenge you participate in!  Woohoo!  Who doesn't love some credit for buying stamps!  I know I DO!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

PKS February Release :: Sneak Peeks :: Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of Sneak Peeks for the new release at Peachy Keen Stamps!
These beauties will be available for sale after our Release Party on
Tuesday, February 5th.  Hope you can join us for that, because they are always LOTS of fun!

I created this card with two of the new stamp sets that are coming your way.
The Geared Up background and Spring Gear Flowers are both sets that are part of the 
new release, and the face and bottom flower layer is from the Stamp of the Month set.  Be sure to drop by the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog to see even more wonderful creations from my DT sisters.  If you missed yesterday's sneak peeks, you'll want to take those in, too!  When you get there, just scroll down to yesterday's post and enjoy all the crafty goodness there is to soak in. 
I used paper from my scrap bin for the layers of this card, and the metal gears, as well as the flag pin are from Tim Holtz.  The image was colored with Copic markers and I popped up the three layers of the flower using foam dimensionals.  

I was having a time getting this card to look like I wanted, and I originally had ribbon across the top of the card.  I just wasn't happy with it, so I scrapped the ribbon and added the wire, which I think made it look much better.  I don't know.  The ribbon just seemed to frilly for the type of card I was going for.  KWIM?  

Here's a really close up look at that sweet face with the BIG ole eye.  
LOL!  "Eye" just LOVE IT!!!

So glad you could stop by for a bit.
There's two more days of sneak peeks on the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog, and then
our Release Party on The Peachy Keen Connection, so I hope we'll see you 
around for the next few days!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and HAPPY STAMPIN'!