Thursday, April 25, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-17 :: Chirpity Chirp Chirp!

Good morning!  

If you're looking for the Spring Fling Blog Hop, CLICK HERE.

It's FRIDAY, and it's my turn to share a project for The Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge.
This one is one of my favorites in the rotation, and that's 


I can't help it.  I just LOVE sketch challenges.  I guess it's because so much of the planning process has been taken care of for me, and I can get down to the fun stuff, which is choosing paper and embellishments to top off the project.  Here's what I came up with...

I feel like my posts are a constant repeat when I start my description with "The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It Blending Card...", and that's because it IS a constant repeat, but what can I say?  It is what it is, and inquiring minds want to know.   LOL!  After stamping the image with the above fore mentioned products, I colored as usual with a variety of Copic Markers.  The image comes from the PK-198 Love Birds stamp set, and the sentiments all are from the PK-196 Bird Sentiments stamp set.  Both of these are part of the mid-month release at Peachy Keen Stamps.  The card stock is Confetti Cream and Poppy Parade both from Stampin' Up!, as are the button embellishments, and the patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl collection.  I finished this piece off with a wooden flourish.  

There's a whole lot more inspiration for this week's challenge over on the PKS Challenge Blog.  My DT sisters rocked this sketch, so be sure and check their work out.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a blessed and beautiful day, and happy stampin' to ya!!!

Spring Fling Blog :: Hop Day 2

Hello and welcome to The Peachy Keen Stamps Spring Fling Blog Hop!!

You should have arrived here from the very sweet and talented Raven Baca's Blog, but in case you just happened upon this post, then you're going to definitely want to go back to the beginning so that you don't miss one single crafty and inspiring creation!  It all begins on The Peachy Keen Stamps Blog, HERE.

Here's the card I created for this Spring themed hop!

For this one, I used the PKSC-16 April 2013 Stamp set, and PK-195 Honey Sentiments for the "Hey Chickie" sentiment.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored this sweet chick with Copic markers.  I took the flower from the stamp of the month set and fashioned it into a fetching little skirt if I do say so myself.  Doesn't every little chickie need a skirt made of flower petals?   I love how that plan came together!!  The patterned paper is from my Basic Grey stash, and I finished this cutie off with some pearl flourish embellishments.   

Your next stop on this fabulous hop is at Melissa Haas's Blog. She is super creative and talented and I know she will have something WONDERFUL to share with you!  Have fun and enjoy the hop!  Below is the complete hop order just in case you happen to get lost along the way.  

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!!!

Blog Hop Order Thursday, April 25th:

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -

Glorajean Beardall -
Cassandra Cauble -
Lorie Souther -
Michelle Criswell -

Oh!  Don't forget to leave comments for our ladies today, because there's a chance for you to win THIS amazing prize package just for hopping along with us and commenting on our designer's blogs!  WOW!!!  Here are the details!

The Moodies!!
(All three sets to one winner!!!!!)

Aren't these adorable?  They are a part of one of the recent releases at Peachy Keen Stamps.  Drop by The Peachy Keen Stamps Store to see the complete collection of new stamps, and while you're there, be sure to check out our Peachy Pick of the Week!  It's a GREAT DEAL and only available for a limited time, so get yours while you can!!

All you need to do to be entered to win is leave a comment on each blog on this Spring Fling Blog Hop.  We'll choose one random winner from all the comments to win the above prize package.  We won't know until the time comes which blog will be awarding the prize, and you'll increase your chances of winning by leaving a comment on each blog.  This hop will remain open for comments until 11:59 CDT on Sunday, April 28th, and the winner will be announced on the PKS Blog on Monday!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Good morning!!

Well, has Spring arrived in your neck of the woods, or is Winter still hangin' on?
Around here, we seem to have a little of both, and sometimes
even in the same day!!

It's warm, then cold and rainy, and we woke up to ice... yes, you heard me right... ICE on the deck this morning!!  The sunshine has arrived, and with that the promise of a warmer day, which we are all anxiously looking forward to.

The card I have to share with you today is for my second day as Guest Blogger for Market Street Stamps Blog.  If you're not familiar with them, (which I can't imagine) then drop by their online store, where you will find so many wonderful and very unique designs to make you one happy little paper crafter.  You'll see in the product description that the quality of these stamps is unsurpassed, as they are created with the same peachy tinted polymer as Peachy Keen Stamps, and it's the highest grade photopolymer that you will find used in this industry today.  There simply is NO better quality to be found in clear stamps, and that's the fact, Jack!!   LOL!  I love Duck Dynasty!  Can you tell?  Seriously, though.  Just try a comparison yourself, and you'll see just how beautifully they stamp compared to other clear, photopolymer stamps.  

Here's the card I created using the Berry Sweet and Doily stamp sets from Market Street Stamps.  These are each SO economically priced at $5.00 and a must have for all your Summer projects and so much more!!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  I stamped the doily on the four pieces of crumb cake card stock from Stampin' Up! with white craft ink from Stampin' Up! and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  The banner was made with just a strip of white card stock, and by taking my 3/4" square punch and aligning a corner of it on one end of the strip and punching, you get a perfect flag edge.  I then finished off the banner by framing it with a strip that was punched from a scalloped edge punch.  The sentiment was stamped with Stampin' Up!  cherry cobbler ink.  I finished this charming little country card off with a bit of burlap ribbon and some flat backed pearl accents.  It's sure been fun creating projects for Market Street Stamps this week.  I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have!!  Happy stamping, friends and thanks for dropping by!!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Guest Blogger :: Market Street Stamps

Good afternoon my stampy friends!  What fun it is to come to you today to share a sweet little vintage inspired card that I created for my Guest Blogger spot on The Market Street Stamps Blog.   I really love this  image and it's perfect for so many wonderful occasions, but none greater than simply to say HI!.    

This image and the chevron striped accents, as well as the sentiment are all part of the Riding By stamp set from Market Street Stamps.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and colored with Copic markers.  The patterned paper comes from Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection.  The chevron border along the side of the card makes a great accent and it reminds me of tire tread, which ties in with the "riding by" or bicycle theme.  The sentiment was stamped on to a piece of scrap notebook card stock and I finished this project off with a simple button tied with twine.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you get the chance, please drop by Market Street Stamps and check out their full line of unique stamps.  They are among some of my favorite "peachy tinted" stamps, and you'll find the quality simply unsurpassed!  Have a wonderful and very blessed and happy stamping!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Peachy Keen Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Good Morning!

If you're looking for the final stop for the Peachy Keen

Spring Fling Blog Hop, 

Go HERE to Sandra's Blog

I'm up next week when we'll have a new group of designers and creations to share with you for Day 2 of our

Hope you've enjoyed the hop!
See ya next Thursday!!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Peachy Keen April Sneak Peeks :: Day 1

It's the first day of the month and you know what that means, right?  Yep!  It's time for some peachy sneak peeks!  We've got a Spring themed release that promises to bring your crafty mojo right out of those Winter doldrums and give you a renewed enthusiasm for doing what you LOVE!

Here's the card I created with the new Stamp of the month Kit!
If you're lucky enough to be a member of the club, this great set will be arriving at your door very soon!!

My cute little blue bird was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic Markers.  The paper is from my stash, and the jute ribbon is one of my recent Stampin' Up!  purchases.  

Head over to The Peachy Keen Stamps Blog to see what the rest of the girls have created to share for this fabulous sneak peek, and be sure to join us again each night this week, right up till the BIG REVEAL AND RELEASE on Friday!  It's one honey of a release!!  ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!