Friday, April 26, 2013

Coolest Crayon in the Box: layout

Hi!! I've got a layout to share with you today. This is was my son's first day of preschool. He was so excited to start and picked this shirt out at the store. So his shirt was the inspiration for this layout. 

The title was stamped using Lucy's Solid ABC's and 123's. The adorable little crayons, two sweet faces, and the sentiments come from PKSC-08 August 2012 Stamp of the Month Sets. I also used the "you're" from the new Honey Sentiments.The rest of the faces come from The Moodies face assortment and Simple Simons face assortment. For the middle crayon, I just stamped the Simple Simon face and filled in the glasses with a black gel pen. 

I cut the crayon box using Cricut's Simply Charmed Cartridge @ 4 inches. The three PK crayons fit perfectly. The arrow was cut from Cricut's Art Philosophy Cartridge @ 2 inches. The crayon scribble was cut from Cricut's Calligraphy Cartridge @ 1.5 inches.

Other products used:

Memento Bahama Blue, Lady Bug, Tuxedo Black Inks
Recollection's Pop Dots
Color Box Red Cat Eye Ink
White Gel Pen
Target Dollar Twine
Cricut Expression
White Gel Pen
Black Gel Pen
Dienamics Sentiment Strips Die

I had a lot of fun putting this together. I hope you enjoy it too!! Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!!

P.S. Don't forget about the Peachy Keen Stamp Sale on the new April Mid Month Releases. It will be ending today, so you don't want to miss out on these great stamps with great prices!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Peachy Keen Mid-Month Release

Mid-Month Stamp Release and a SALE!!

Good evening Peachy Keen Fans!
If you're looking for the Spring Fling Blog Hop, please go

We're excited to share some PEACHY NEWS with you tonight!!

We're here this evening to share our Mid-Month Stamp Release with you and let you
know about an awesome SALE!!

Kathy has created a "Tweet as can be" stamp set and  three add on sentiment based stamp sets that go just perfectly with our April Release or any of your special die cuts.
The possibilities are endless with these fun stamps and captions to add to your creations!

Oh, the SALE!  With the excitement of the new stamps, I ALMOST forgot about the SALE!!!

There are actually TWO SALES going on that will hopefully help you get all those MUST HAVE stamps that are on your wish list.  The graphics below explain the details of each offer.

The 25% off sale includes regular priced items.  Please check the PKS website for any exclusions that might apply.  This is good through Sunday and customers will receive a free and exclusive "Thank You" stamp with each order!!

This 20% off sale includes newly released stamps only, but you'll have a full week to take advantage of this great sale!   Please note that additional discounts do not apply on new releases.

Here's a look at the April Mid-Month Stamp Release!

Happy weekend, happy shopping, and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Peachy Keen Spring Fling Blog Hop

Hi Peachy friends!! If you've come from Heidi's blog then your in the right place. I'm so excited to take part in the Peachy Keen Spring Blog hop!! On this hop you will see beautiful creations from the current design team as well as alumni!! So please hop along today with us and don't forget to come back to hop on the 25th for more Peachy Keen Stamp creations.

Here is my spring creation:

Click on the picture for a larger view.

I used a ton of Peachy Keen Stamps on my project. What ones didn't I used? haha!! I love combining sets to bring out my ultimate vision.

Plus, I used a ton of my scraps to paper piecing these adorable Peachy Keen images. I love getting rid of scraps!

For my letters, I purchased the Hobby Lobby Chip Decor' letters. I then cut out the cover paper using Cricut's Chip Decor' and More cartridge @ 8 inches. Each letter I inked on the sides with color box cat eye inks.

On the S, I used a cut file called Think Spring by Kristi W. Designs. The sun comes from the Cricut Doodlecharm cartridge @ 2.5 inches.

PK Stamps Used:

The flower stem was cut from Cricut's Create a Critter @ 3.5 inches.

PK Stamps Used:

All were from Peachy Keen stamps. Except the clouds I paper pieced and the puddle I cut out freehand. The umbrella handle was cut from Cricut's April Showers Cartridge.

PK Stamps Used:

Tree branch was also from the Create a Critter Cartridge @ 1.5 inches.

PK Stamps Used:
Baby Bee

The rosette comes from the Cuttlebug Crown Rosette Kit.

PK Stamps Used:
Shower Peepers (chicks and flowers)

The tree branches from Create a Critter and the little bird house is from Cricut's April Showers.

PK Stamps Used:
Love Birds and Sentiments (nest and bird) New Release available on the 19th)

If you would like to know more about the Peachy Keen Stamp Club of the Month please click on the photo below. It is a great membership! I have used several of the stamp sets on this project. Kathy never disappoints each month. So please check it out!
Peachy Keen Stamps - Stamp Kit of the Month Club

I will be entering this in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: #156 April Showers Challenge.

Other products used:
Studio 18 Rhinestones
Glossy Accents (rain drops)
Color Box Inks
Memento Inks
White Gel Pen
Copic Markers
Cuttlebug Embosser
Clear Embossing Powder
Recollection's Pop Dots
American Crafts Baker's Twine
Cricut Chip Decor' and More, Doodlecharms, Create a Critter, and April Showers

 There will be prizes awarded for participating in this blog hop. One prize package for EACH DAY of the hop. It will include The April Face Assortment stamps, The Moodies in ALL THREE SIZES. This prize package is valued at $50. Wow, what great prize!!! We will be drawing a random winner from our blogs, but we won't know who gets to choose a winner, so make sure you hop to all the blogs and leave a comment so you have a better chance to win!!

Blog Hop Order Thursday, April 18th:
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -
You are here---->Emily Kluender -

Thank you for stopping by and please hop on over to Tanya's blog.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sweet as Honey!

Happy Friday!! It is a rainy and stormy day here. My oldest has a day off of school for teacher's in service and I wish we weren't stuck in the house. Oh well, we will make the best of it.

Today, I have a layout to share with you. I created it with the new Peachy Keen April 2013 Stamp of the Month set! I love this set! It is so perfect for spring!!!

The bees, bee hive, butterflies, flowers, and honey jar are all from this set!! Aren't they just bee-u-tiful?! I sure think so!!!

For the bees, I cut and paper pieced the body. I colored in the yellow areas with a Copic marker. Then I stamp and paper pieced the wings on vellum. Since the ink wouldn't dry. I put clear embossing powder of it and then used the heat gun on it. I added white gel pen accent and Inkadinkado chalking ink to the cheeks. 

The bee hive was also stamped and paper pieced. I colored the hole with a Copic marker and added white gel pen accents. I then finished it off by adding a small bow to the top with American Crafts' brown Baker's Twine.

The flowers were all stamped onto white card stock, then paper pieced, and colored with Copic markers. I finished them off to with white gel pen accents.

The beautiful butter flies were stamped onto white card stock and then colored with Copic Markers. 

The honey jar, I stamped on white card stock and then colored with Copic Markers. I then stamped another jar onto vellum and then heat embossed it as I did the bee wings. I used the MS drippy goo punch to help create the dripping honey. I then put Glossy Accents on top of it. I then colored the jar lid and label with Copic markers and then added white gel pen accents.

The papers I used were from Recollection's Bee Hive and Turquoise Notebook Paper. They both came from Michaels. The title was cut from Cricut's Nursery Rhymes and the punch around the page set is from Martha Stewart's Three Loop Punch (not really sure of the name right now). Oh, and the grass comes from Martha Stewart's Birthday Cakes Cricut Cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend and happy creating!!

New April 2013 Release

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Beach Layout

Hi there! Today I want to share with you a layout I did a couple of years ago that I never shared on my blog!! I So wish I would have been better in the past with sharing my work on here. So I guess I'm sharing a throwback project.

I created this layout of my son's first time to the ocean. We were at San Jose, CA. He didn't really want to go in the water because he was having so much fun in the sand.

As you can see I used a lot of cut files from the Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge. I could not tell you today at what size I cut them out at.

Products used:
Cricut Expression and Life is a Beach Cartridge
Fiskar's Threading Water Punch
Colorbox Cat Eye Inks
Tim Holtz Distresser
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Dollar Store Google Eyes

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Piece of Cake: Happy Birthday!!

Hi!! Today I have a fun 3D piece of cake box to share with you today!! 

I created the cake box using the Cricut's Sweet Tooth Boxes Projects Cartridge. I cut it at the booklets suggested size of 10.75 using the Cricut Craft Room and my expression. I added white gel pen stitching on the side.

I added a face to the top from Peachy Keen's new PK-1202 The Moodies 2 1/4" using jet black Stazon on ink. I then paper pieced the eyes and mouth on white card stock. I colored them in with Copic markers.

The cute little candle was stamped and cut out from PKSC-December 2012 Stamp Of The Month set. I colored it too with Copic markers. I added Stickles Glitter and Inkssentials Glossy Accents to the body. The Happy Birthday sentiment also comes from this set.

I finished it off by adding Offray's Small Ivory Satin Rosettes with a hot glue gun. I thought they looked so much like decorative icing. I was so fortunate when I went to buy them they rang up for a penny at Michaels. How sweet is that? 

Peachy Keen Stamps is having a great sale through April 12th on their new April Releases!! These new stamps are cute as can bee!! 
Also, Tanya and Cassandra are hosting some great release challenges over at the Peachy Keen Connection and would love for you to join in. There is a $25 gift certificate that will be given away to one lucky participant.

I'm entering this in the Fantabulous Cricut challenge #155 - Color and Shape
Use the color yellow and a triangle 

Friday, April 5, 2013

April Release & Reveal :: Party Time :: Sale

Hello, stamping friends, and thank you for joining us for
our April Release and REVEAL!

This is one HONEY of a release!

 We've got these GORGEOUS new stamps to share, how about a FABULOUS SALE to go along with them?  Well, you've GOT IT!!

After you take a peek at all the new releases below, drop by our 
on the PK Connection, and when the party's over, the sale begins!
THEN you can head over to The Peachy Keen Stamps Store and get in on this GREAT DEAL!

Without further ado, here is our April Release!

April Stamp of the Month Kit

Bees, bugs, and LOTS of smiles and hugs!   This set is packed with Springy-Summery goodness, including staples for your craft stash like a watering can and a canning jar with coordinating lid!  You'll LOVE mixing and matching the birds, ducks and the cheery honey bee with any of the EIGHT included face stamps!

Did you happen to see that graduation cap?  That is sure to come in hand during the upcoming graduation season!

Stamp the shapes without a face for a more elegant approach.  The three flowers can be mixed and matched to create the perfect bouquet.

This is our largest stamp set size available - a FULL 8.5"x11" sheet of high-quality peachy photopolymer and it includes over 35 stamps!!

The Moodies Collection
4 Sets available in a variety of sizes!

You asked and Peachy Keen Stamps delivered!  You LOVE working with our face stamps, but NEED something for larger projects.  Well, HERE they are!
We are debuting these cuties in several sizes, including the giant-sized 4" face parts!  They are PERFECT for mixing and matching virtually any expression for your larger cuts and 12" paper dolls!  All other sizes are sold in full-face stamps.

Own the entire collection or choose your perfect set.  With four different size packages, there's something for every crafter.  "The Moodies" are a collection you can use for every occasion and every project!

Well, we weren't kidding, were we?
Isn't this one "HONEY" of a release?

We are so glad you could drop by to share in the excitement of this release!
Have a GREAT day and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-14: Just Cards: Siblings

Hi!! Happy Friday!! We have another fun Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge to share with you:
Create a card pertaining to siblings.
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 4/10 - 11:59 pm EST

So here is my card: 

I just love this brother and sister duo. They remind me a lot of my brother and I when we were little. 

For the girl's face I used PKSC-15 March 2013. For the boy's face I used PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face AssortmentThe sentiment comes from PKSC-08 August 2012  and the banner comes from PKSC-12 December 2012.
The brother title is stamped from PK-156 Lucy's ABC's and 123's Solids.

The brother and sister cuts come from the Treasure Box Designs Treasure Tot brothers and sisters collections. I used the older brother from the one set and the little sister from the other.

I used a corner round punch on a 5 x 7 card and then added white gel pen stitching. I added a white ribbon from my stash to help bring out the brother title. 

Other products used:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Black Gel pen
Tim Holtz Tea Dyed Distress Ink
Inkadinkadoo Chalk Inks

Please be sure to stop by the Peachy Keen Challenge blog to see the other DT members fabulous cards!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us in this week's fun PK stamp challenge!!

Oh and please don't forget.....
We hope you're planning to join us for the Release Party on The Peachy Keen Connection tomorrow night.  It all begins at 6 p.m. (CDT) when you'll find us chatting it up with our design team, playing some trivia games, offering prizes, and ending the festivities with some great challenges to play along with for a chance to win gift certificates to

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Release :: Sneak Peeks :: Day 4

Hi Peachy friends! So glad you could stop by my blog so I could share with you a sneak peek of the new Peachy Keen April Stamp of the Month set. This is such an adorable set and you are going to love it!! It will definitely put you in a Spring mood!!

So here is my sneak peek! Isn't that duckling just the cutest?! I stamped and paper pieced him on the a piece of scrap paper in my stash. I colored the legs/mouth with Copic Markers and colored his eyes in with a white gel pen. I then popped dotted him onto the front. The sentiment is also from the set and went perfectly with my baby card theme. It was stamped onto a My Creative Time Just Live Simply die cut label using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I cut the baby onesie using the Cricut and the Wrap it Up cartridge @ 5 inches. I first welded two onesies together to create the card base and then cut out the card front. I added white gel stitching, Recollection's jewels, American Crafts baker's twine, and buttons from my stash.

A very simple and fun card to make. Perfect for my friend having a little boy.

I hope you will take some time, if you haven't already, to visit the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog. The design team has some amazing sneak peeks and you should check them out. 

We hope you're planning to join us for the Release Party on The Peachy Keen Connection tomorrow night.  It all begins at 6 p.m. (CDT) when you'll find us chatting it up with our design team, playing some trivia games, offering prizes, and ending the festivities with some great challenges to play along with for a chance to win gift certificates to
Don't miss it!

Thank you for stopping by and have a Peachy night!!!