Friday, December 20, 2013

Peachy Keen Farewell Blog Hop

If you are looking for this week's Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge please click here.

Hello Peachy Friends and welcome to the 2013 DT Farewell Blog Hop!! If you have made it here from Amber's blog then you are in the right place! If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop please click here!

Wow, this year has gone by so fast!! Though time flies when your having fun!! Right?!! Oh, what fun I have had on this design team!! 

This has been such an amazing year getting to work with Peachy Keen Stamps!! A big thank you to Kathy, Angelica, Lorie, Dobea, and the rest of the Peachy Keen Crew!! You all are the best!!

Also a big thank you to my PKS design team sisters!! It has been an honor and privilege to be on this team with each and everyone of you!! You all are such incredibly talented women and inspire me daily!!  

We were asked to pick 3 of our favorite projects over the past year and I had a hard time deciding, so I picked four! 

Happy Boot-Day

            PKSC-14 February 2013 Stamp of the Month Set.

Fall Wreath

Gingerbread Lollipop Treats

PK-1326-Gingerbread Two Part Cookie Stamps along with PKSC-19 Stamp of the Month set.

Flower Pot

I also made something extra for this hop! You have probably seen these all over Pinterest. I have and so I tried my hand at one. I followed this tutorial by Bunnie Claire to create the candy cane hearts. 

The little gingerbread man is also from PK-1326 Gingerbread Two Part Cookie stamps. His face is from PK-480 Christmas Character faces. The candy cane he is holding comes from PK-1328 Yummies. The sentiment comes from PKSC-19 July 2013.

Peachy Keen Stamps has a PRIZE up for grabs for you: A Face Assortment of Your Choice!! What a great prize!!! All you need to do is leave some love on every blog for a chance to win! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and please hop on over to the oh so talented Lorie's blog!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!!!

Here is today's hop order in case you get lost along the way:

For more information on the Peachy Keen Stamp Club Membership please click here! 

PKC 13-50 : Photo Inspiration

Hello and Happy Friday Peachy Friends!
I'm here with yet another fabulous Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge for you!!! This week is a photo inspiration challenge based on the beautiful photograph below. What a wonderful color scheme for this time of year! We hope you will join along and we can not wait to see all of your creations!!

Create a project using the photo as inspiration. Interpret the photo ANY way you'd like, just be  sure to let us in on your creative process! The colors next to the photo are only suggested!
We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and  our two runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!
- Design must be new
- Link up by 12/25 - 11:59 pm EST

Here is what I came up based on this beautiful photograph:

I've been meaning to scrap these photos of my oldest son for the longest time and this challenge helped pushedme to do so. He was almost four months old in these pictures! How time flies and shows that I'm way behind on my scrapbook pages!!

To create my background, I used a MS Cherish (Framed Dots) Punch Around the Page set on the Antique Wonder Collection Pattern Paper. I then threaded each dot with red floss that I purchased from JoAnn's.
I then adhered it onto Pine Tree Green card stock

For the each 4x6 picture, I created a 5x7 mat out of the Antique Wonder Collection Pattern Paper. The photo corners were punched from a MS Photo Corner Punch out of the same Pine Tree card stock. The tabs were cut from a My Creative Time Stitched Tab Die. 

For the upper left photo tab, I stamped on the "December 2007" from PKSC-24 December 2013 SOTM set. The lower right photo tab, I stamped " Merry Christmas" from PKSC-19J uly 2013 SOTM.

The twine comes from American Crafts.

The holly jolly Santa was stamped and paper pieced from PKS-332 Santa Set. I colored in the boots, face, and belt with Copic Markers. I added Crystal Glitter by Puffy Paint to accent the fur on his hat and coat.

The presents were stamped and paper pieced from PKS-15 Oh By Golly set and the bows are from PKS-13 Decorate Me Tree.

The sentiment was cut out from a coordinating paper tag from the Antique Wonder Collection using the Stitched Square Speech Bubble Die from My Creative Time.

The adorable Christmas Tree was stamped and paper pieced from PKS-12 Santa Tree. The little star also comes from PK-13 Decorate Me Tree. The little jewels are from Recollections.

I added Crystal Glitter to each bow to give them a bit of Christmas sparkle. 

Well that's my creation and I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration!! Thank you so much for stopping by!! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Big Hugs!!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sweet Gingerbread Girl

Hi, today I have a card to share that I created with an adorable little gingerbread girl!

The gingerbread girl comes from Too Cute by Jessica: Whip it up Ginger. I cut her out of Recollections Kraft paper and then inked the edges with Brown Memento Ink. For her face, I used Peachy Keen's 1" Piles of Smiles face assortment. I colored in the mouth with Copic markers and used a white gel pen to accent the mouth and eyes to look like frosting. 

For her accessories, I used Peachy Keen's PKSC-21 September 2013 (spoon) and Peachy Keen's In the Kitchen (whisk).

For her bow, I used PKSC-13 January 2013 and the heart comes from PKSC-17 May 2013.

For the card base, I used Too Cute by Jessica: Lots of Labels. I cut out the base using the Kraft card stock as well. I then added white faux gel pen stitching with my gel pen. The next layer was cut using a red Recollections card stock. The third layer, was cut from MS paper and I inked the edges with green Colorbox ink.

The twine is from American crafts.

The jewels come from Recollections.

The sentiment lavel is from My Creative Time.

The sentiment comes from Pink by Design.

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a happy crafty day!!



Too Cute by Jessica

Too Cute by Jessica is having a 70% off sale with no minimum purchase. That is an amazing deal and she has so many adorable cut files!! They would look great on many projects. 

Also, if you would like more information on Peachy Keen Stamps Monthly Club membership please click here. It is such a great club to be apart of and is so worth it!! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Christmas Wishes!

Hi, I have a Christmas card to share with you all today! Christmas will be here before we know it, so I'm trying to make those last minute Christmas cards!! 

I had so much fun paper piecing the Santa from Peachy Keen's PK-332 Santa Set. His face, beard, boots, belt, and buckle were colored in using various Copic markers. 

To give him a bit of glitz, I used Crystal Glitter by Puffy Paint on his hat and coat.

For the sentiment, I stamped and paper pieced the speech bubble from Peachy Keen's PKSC-24 December 2013. I then stamped on the sentiment from the same set. 

The poinsettia was created using Cricut's Flower shop and the leaves are from a Lawn Fawn Die. I inked the edges of each petal and leaf with Memento Cocoa Brown ink.

The 4x4 Stitched Square is from My Creative Time called Journal Die & More.

The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye.

The green card stock is from Colorbok.

The Kraft paper and jewels are from Recollections.

Well I hope you've enjoy my creation and grabbed some inspiration from it. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day!!!


If you would like more information on the Stamp Kit of the Month Club, please click here. It is well worth it!! 

Also, Peachy Keen Stamps is having an amazing sale on the new December release! So why not grab yourself, a friend, or a family member an early Christmas present!! 


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Have a Holly Beary Christmas

Hi, today I have a couple of beary cute little shaped cards to share with you today!

I created these little bears using KaDoodlebug Designs: Holly Beary Christmas.

The present and candy cane were stamped with Peachy Keen Stamps: Candy Striped Background.

The "To:" was stamped from PKSC September 2013 set. 

The card base was cut out using Kraft Cardstock by Recollections.

The red sparkly hats, candy cane, bow, and tag were cut out using Core' dinations Red Carpet card stock.

The green card stock is by Colorbok.

Used Memento ink, Recollections Jewels, and Puffy Paint: Crystal Glitter to accent them.

The little tags were cut from a My Creative Time Die.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful crafty day!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps: December Birthday Release Challenge

 Vivienne Holden is hosting a special challenge this month to celebrate our release, AND that isn't all we're celebrating!! Check out all the details by clicking the link below. You have a full week to play along, so help us spread the word and let's make this a challenge to REMEMBER!!!

For my card: I used the new re-released Candy Striped Background. I first stamped it with Versamark ink and used a black embossing powder on it. Then I colored the lines in with Copic Markers.

The cute little kitties come from the Cool Cats stamp set. I stamped and paper pieced both of them on Core' Dinations Gray card stock. Their little birthday hats were made from PK-142 Lil' Tweets Bird-Day. Also colored in with Copic Markers. I added a bit of glitter to each of the poms. 

The balloons are from the PKSC December 2013 set. I stamped and colored each one with Copic Markers. Then I put glossy accents on the them to make them shiny like a real balloon. I then tied regular sewing string around each one and tied them to the tails.

The little present is also from the PKSC December 2013 set.
The "Happy Birthday" sentiment comes from the Reverse Sentiment set.

Well that's my card! I hope you will join in on the release challenge and I can't wait to see what you all come 
up with!

All brand new December release stamps are available and on sale right now!! Check them all out at Peachy Keen Stamps.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps: December Sneak Peeks Day #4

Hi!! Welcome to day #4 of Peachy Keen Stamps Sneak Peeks for the December 2013 Release!! I'm so excited to share with my creations!! These stamps have been so amazingly fun to work with!! Angelica did an outstanding job designing them once again!! So talented just like her mom, Kathy!!!

Here is my first project using these adorable little kitties!! How darling are they?

The candy stripe background and scarfs are from a new background stamp. They made such a great combination!

Supplies used for this card:
Peachy Keen Stamps
PKS Add-on set (Kitties and Snowflake)
PKS Add-on set (background)
My Creative Time Stitched Edges
Spellbinders Die
Creatology Glitter with Glossy Accents
Snow embossing Powder
Lady Bug Red Memento Ink
Copic Markers

For my next project, I used another beautiful background stamp along with the new December SOTM set!! Another great combination!! 

I just couldn't resist making a card featuring this adorable little fox along with this sentiment!!! Lol!! If you've seen the comic duo's video then you know what this sentiment is all about!! :) I so wish it would have been one of the sentiments!! ;) Oh no, now that song is stuck in my head! Hehehe!

Supplies used for this card:
Peachy Keen Stamps
PKS December 2013 (fox, speech bubble, and the word "FOX")
PKS Add-on set (background)
Snow embossing powder
Copic Markers
Lawn Fawn Leaf die

For my last project, I used the December SOTM and two add-on sets. These went perfectly with my son's 2nd birthday Project Life page!! Still can't believe he was turning 2 already last weekend.

All of these wonderful stamps made making a Project Life page so easy!! That calender is so great and versatile!! Will work with many projects throughout the year!!

Supplies used for these PL pages:
Peachy Keen Stamps
PKS December 2013 SOTM (balloons, calender, deer, fox, present, and speech bubble)
PKS Add-on set (Happy Birthday sentiment)
PKS Add-on set (heart)
Me & Big ideas pages and cards)
Momento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug Red inks
My Creative Time 4x6 and 3x4 Stitched Journal Dies
Copic Markers

I hope you've enjoyed all of my sneak peeks for the PKS: December 2013 release!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

To see other amazing DT projects for this release, please visit the Peachy Keen Stamp Blog!! 

We also hope that you will join us for the release party tomorrow night (Dec. 5th).

Stamps will be available for purchase December 5th, 2013 @ 7 p.m. CST!!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps: Celebrating Christmas Blog Hop

Hi, Emily here and if you've come from Samantha's blog then your in the right place! If you are just stopping by and want to start at the beginning of the hop, please head on over to the Kristi's blog

Welcome to the Peachy Keen Stamps: Celebrating Christmas Blog Hop (Nov. 29 and 30)!! I'm so excited to be a part of this!! So many wonderful past and present designers!! Plus, we are getting creative and celebrating Christmas Peachy Keen style!

Peachy Keen Stamps will be providing an amazing Christmas stamp bundle with a retail value of $150 to one lucky winner!! So exciting!! To be entered to win, you will need to leave a comment on each blog post. The winner will be announced on Monday, December 2nd.

Here is my creation: A pumpkin snowman with an adorable PK face.

Right after Halloween, I went to Wally world to find some pumpkins for this project. I got the two larger pumpkins for $1 each. I got the smaller pumpkin there as well for 60% off. It is a craft decor' pumpkin.

I painted all of them with white acrylic paint. 

The neighbor's cats decided they needed to supervise me while I painted.

Would have love to have found the white pumpkins but painting them was the next best thing! :)

For the snowman face, I used PK-1203 The Moodies 4" Face Parts. I just love working with them!! 

I stamped and paper pieced the eyes, mouth, and eye brows onto white card stock. I used a Peach Copic marker for the tongue and Real Processed Blue Copic marker for the eyes. I then adhered them with a fast drying adhesive.

I chalked his cheeks with a peachy pink chalk ink. 

For his nose, I got some orange polymer molding clay. After I molded it how I wanted it to look, I used a small kitchen knife to create lines on it to give it more of a carrot look. I adhered the nose with a glue gun.

Once I had the face finished, I stacked them onto one another and held them in place with Shish Kabob skewers. They worked quite well. Though if you are going to move it I would have some help. It was very heavy and you don't want any piece falling off the skewers.

I created his coal buttons out of polymer clay as well. I adhered them with the glue gun also.

The scarf I purchased at the Dollar Tree.

The arms are obviously tree branches. My son and I found them on the ground near the local woods on base. We didn't want to tear into an existing tree branch.

I had originally purchased a top hat at JoAnns but I felt it just didn't look right on it. So I was thrilled to find a paper mache' one at Michaels. 

Since it was brown, I painted it with black acrylic paint. I then decorated it with items from the previous hat, Dollar Tree garland, and PK-1340 Clearly Autumn Quart Jar Contents

For the pine cones, I stamped them first with Versamark ink and used a MS black embossing powder. Then I colored them in with a Cocoa Brown Copic Marker. 

Well that is my project!! I hope you have been inspired!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!  

Plus, don't forget about the amazing sale going on right now over at Peachy Keen Stamps!!! You can shop right out of the comfort of your own home and get amazing prices on these wonderful stamps!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Today, I have a card to share with all of you that I created for my grandparents 60th Anniversary!!! Wow, isn't that amazing? I've been married for only 7 years and I hope that our marriage has that same longevity! Though how my grandma put up with my grandpa all these years, I'll never know! Hee, hee! :)

The card base is 4 3/4" by 4 3/4".

The birds come from Peachy Keen's Love Birds and Sentiments. 

The bird bath comes from PKSC-April-2012

The sentiment comes from PKSC-January-2013

The corners comes from an old EK Success Punch. Sorry I don't know the name any longer.

I colored the banner, birds, bird bath, and doily with Copic Markers.

To make the doily and banner sparkle, I used Versamark ink with Ranger Holographic Embossing powder

The faux jewels came from Michaels. 

The little heart comes from My Creative Time.

So that is my project and I hope you've been inspired! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge 13-46: Anything Goes

Hello and welcome to another great Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge.

Today is........Anything Goes!!!

Create a project using Peachy Keen Stamps. Anything goes! We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and our two runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog.

 -Design must be new
 - Link up by 11/20 - 11:59 pm EST

So here is what I have created for today's challenge.....

I picked up all these wooden spools at A.C. Moore and JoAnns. Thank goodness for coupons or they would have been a bit pricy. I recommend looking online to see if you can find a better deal.

I covered each one with paper from Colorbok: Homespun Signature Collection. Then glued them one by one onto the wreath.

I stamped and paper pieced the sewing machine from PKSC-November 2013  using the same paper line. Though you can't see it very well, I added a real needle to the sewing machine. I also took the smallest wooden spool I had, cut it in half, and added pink floss string around it. 

I also stamped and paper pieced the little spool from PKSC-November 2013 and added the same pink floss around it. I then added two push pins to embellish it.

The burlap ribbon that holds the wreath up and the bow are from Michael $1 bins.

So that is my project and I hope I've inspired you!!! 
Thanks for stopping by and please visit the PKS blog to see more inspiration for this week's challenge. So looking forward to all of your creations!! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thankful Blog Hop

Hello and welcome, Emily here at Creations of An Army Wife. I'm so excited to be to using my Peachy Keen Stamps along with the wonderful cut files from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons!! Lisa has so many cute files as well as digital papers and stamps!! So please be sure to check her store out!! 

If you have come from Nanne's Creations then you are in the right spot. If you have just stopped by for a visit or would like to start at the beginning of our hop just head over to Lisa's Blog at Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons Blogspot.

So let me share with you what I created for today's hop......

I decided that this cut file would go along great with a thankful tree. So I had my oldest son help me to pick out some PK sentiments that would help convey what blessings we have and are very thankful for. My son was persistent that we have one that said "Bugs". He is right, we do need to be thankful for bugs because they help bring the beautiful flowers. :)

I wanted to add some pictures of my two boys as well as my baby girl that will be born next year. It may be hard to tell but that is her head shot from my 19 weeks ultrasound. My son said I couldn't leave out my fur babies either. So we added Oliver and Orion as well!

How gorgeous is this Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons title? I just love it!! Perfect for your fall projects.

Materials used: 

You can find all of the following stamps used at Peachy Keen Stamps.
PKSC October 2013 (Tags and Family)
Putsen and Jud Snow Couple (Grandparents)
Nuts and Bolts Sentiments (Love!)
Vivienne and Friends (Friends)
God Bless the USA (God)
PKSC August 2013 (School)
PKSC May 2012 (Mom and Dad)
PKSC March 2013 (Bugs)
Quart Jar Accessories (Nature)

Core' Dinations Card Stock

Jar from Michaels (which was a great find for 80% off)

Moss from the Dollar Tree

Two LED Trees from A.C. Moore

String from Wally World

For my second project, I created a sweet piece of pie!

How cute is this pie?!! Plus, calorie free!! ;) 

Materials used:

PK-Retro Fridge (face)

PKSC October 2013 (sentiment)

Puffy White paint for the whip cream

Left over rosette from a wreath I made

The Paper Studio: Paper

Before you hop away, I just wanted to let you know that there will be 2 lucky winners chosen from today's hop. Lisa from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons will be giving away a $15 gift certificate to her store. Peachy Keen Stamps will also be giving away a $15 gift certificate to their store. How amazing is that? So be sure to visit each page along the way and leave some love on each one!!

Now it's time for me to send you on your way!! Your next stop is to Shorty Creations

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping!!!


Just in case you get lost along the way--Here is today's hop order