Sunday, April 13, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps & Miss Kate Cuttables Co-Hop

Good Morning!

Have you been enjoying the cute Spring creations you've seen for the Peachy Keen Stamps & Miss Kate Cuttables Co-Hop Event?  If you haven't, then you're in for a treat!  It started yesterday and will go through Friday of this week.  There are some amazing prizes being given away for this event and I'll share all the details about that at the bottom of this post, but first, let's get to the cute and crafty stuff!!  Here's the card I created using Miss Kate Cuttables SVG files and Peachy Keen Stamps.


For creating this, I used the Tulips SVG File from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I used scraps of card stock for the various colors, and stamped these adorable little faces using the PK-1300 Sweet & Innocent Face Assortment.  I like to add shading to projects like this, using my Copic markers and matching the marker color up to the card stock.  It just gives that little pop of dimension or a 3-D effect that finishes it off.  It's all about the details!!  

One detail that is SO important (at least to me) when using PKS faces is the white for the eyes.  It make a HUGE difference in how the finished product looks and it's done, simply with a white gel pen.  My favorite white gel pen is a White Gelly Roll pen and can be found at the SUPER REASONABLE price of $1.69 in the Peachy Keen Stamps Store!!  I've used a multitude of white gel pens over the years, but these are ever faithful.  They have a medium/fine tip for filling in the smallest of eyes, and I've never had one of these pens clog to date.  Yep!  It's my fav!  The "punny" Plant one on me! sentiment comes from the PKSC-16 April 2013 Stamp of the Month stamp set, which just so happens to be on sale as one of the Hot Dealsale items in the PKS Store.  I ♥ that stamp set!!

I think that about does it for me, but be sure to stop by the Peachy Keen Stamps and Miss Kate Cuttables Blogs where you'll see projects from the rest of today's team.  Prize Info for our co-sponsored event can be found below!!

Prizes :: Prizes :: Prizes!!


Prize Guidelines For Peachy Keen Stamps:
  • EACH DAY Peachy Keen Stamps is giving away a $25.00 gift certificate! One person will be chosen who has hopped to each blog for that day, left a comment on each blog, and FOLLOWED each blog. (We don’t have a followers list for our PKS Blog)
  • GRAND PRIZE by Peachy Keen Stamps is a $75.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky person who follows the hop each day, comments on each blog post, and Follows each designer blog.  Don’t miss any days in the commenting and following to be sure to be in the drawing for this awesome prize!
  • Be sure to LIKE Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps on Facebook too!
  • Would you like an additional chance to win the GRAND PRIZE?   Be a member of our Group on Facebook (The Peachy Place), and if you’re not a member, ask to join and we’ll give you an additional entry into the grand prize drawing!
  • PLEASE REMEMBER that we don’t know which of the blogs our random winners will be selected from, so for the best chance to win, you need to comment on all of the blogs.  (PKS Blog and 2 designer blogs per day.)
  • The complete list of PKS winners will be posted on the PKS Blog on Monday, April 21st.  Be sure to check back and see if you're one of those LUCKY winners!!
Prize Guidelines For Miss Kate Cuttables:
  • EACH DAY Miss Kate Cuttables is giving away a file to EVERYONE who comments and Follows on the Design Teams’ hop post. Be sure to comment on THIS post and FOLLOW my blog!!
  • For your FREE file code, email (after commenting and Following my blog – this will be confirmed before code is sent)
  • GRAND PRIZE by Miss Kate Cuttables is a $25.00 Gift Certificate to someone who hops with us each day this week by commenting and following each blog on the hop. Don’t miss any days in the commenting and following to be sure to be in the drawing for this awesome prize!
  • How about an additional chance to win the Miss Kate Cuttables GRAND PRIZE?  Be a member of our Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria Group on Facebook and we’ll give  you an additional chance to win the grand prize!

 Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day and happy stamping!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Stamps and Dies at The Stamps of Life

Good morning!  My crafting time lately has been pretty sporadic, but I've managed to sneak in some projects here and there.  I've been doing some coloring, and have some cute things colored up and ready to go on a card, so hopefully I'll have some more projects complete and ready to share very soon.  Today, I thought I would share the latest projects that I've had the chance to complete.  These new images from The Stamps of Life were sure a lot of fun, because the gave me a chance to break out the Copics and do so me coloring!  I LOVE to color... anyone who knows me knows that is my favorite part of the creative process.  

So, who doesn't love PB&J?  Ah, I know there's probably plenty of people out there that don't go for the real thing, so let me rephrase that.  Who doesn't love sweet and adorable PB&J images to work with?  I love these, and the matching dies make creating with these stamps a breeze!  You can stamp, color, paper piece, or why not make it a combination of them all?  It's totally up to you, but you can bet that you'll have a blast, however you decide to create with them!  Here's what I came up with.

For this card I used patterned paper with a homespun feel to it and added some sequin bling for fun.

Oh yeah!  I LOVE this sentiment from the racoon2love stamp set, and it was a perfect pairing with the pb&j2enjoy stamp set.  Paper piecing was what went on here with a little added shading using Copics.

Again, I kinda went with the homespun theme for this one.  Boy, was it ever tricky to shade each of those grapes individually, but it HAD to be done.  Little details like that just make them pop.

I've got a photo of my youngest son sitting in his high chair when he was about a 18 months old, and in it, he had fallen asleep after eating his PB&J.  He had PB&J smeared all over him!!  This stamp set is definitely going to be put to good use for a layout for that photo!  Another thing that just HAS to happen!  LOL!

I don't know if you know about it or not, but The Stamps of Life has a couple wonderful and very affordable clubs that you can join and these stamps and dies are from the Stamp Club and Die Hard Club.  Great stamps and high quality dies manufactured by Sizzix.  oh yeah!  You get special deals all month long for being a member, and the best deal of all is that by joining both clubs you'll have these stamps and dies coming to your door automatically each month.  No hassle.  Just open your mailbox and you're in business!   It's a sweet deal and you can read all about it HERE

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful and blessed day and Happy Stampin'!!