Friday, September 27, 2013

Cut Files, Clipart, and Stamps OH MY! KBD and TCBJ Face Fan Page Hop

Hi! Today, we have a fun Facebook Fan Page Hop going on using KaDoodle Bug and Too Cute By Jessica cut files. 

Here is my project for Day 1 (Friday, Sept. 27th )of the hop:

I created this little Halloween gift bag using KaDoodle Bug Designs Spooky Boo Bear File: 

After cutting out each piece I used a sponge and Tom Holtz Tea Dyed Distress Ink on the sides of every piece. Then I glued them all together.

For the pumpkins and the spiders, I used Peachy Keen's PK-550 Pumpkin Faces. I then put chalking ink on their cheeks.

For the ghost face I used a Peachy Keen retired set called Monsters N' More. I too used chalking ink on the the ghost cheeks. 

The sign comes from Peachy Keen's PK-646 Faceless Fall Fun 2. I used Versamark and Recollection's snow white embossing powder on it. I stamped the "Boo!" from another retired set called Phrases that stretched. I embossed the sign and the fence using a Darice Wood grain embossing folder.

The handle bag file comes from SVG cutting files. It is so easy to put together. After putting on the background square which is paper from Hobby Lobby, I finished with an American Craft baker's twine border.

Cut Files, Clipart, and Stamps OH MY! Welcome everyone to another super fun hop with KaDoodle Bug Designs using all of these super fun design elements! During this two day hop you will find projects using files from KaDoodle Bug Deigns, Too Cute By Jessica, Clipart by Trina Clark and stamps created by Pink Hippo Stamps.

As always we have some wonderful prizes up for grabs as well. KaDoodle Bug Design will be giving away a $20 gift card to one lucky winner. Too Cute By Jessican will be giving away a $15 gift card. Pink Hippo Stamps will be giving away their super cute witch stamp set ( Shipping to US Residents Only), and last but not least Trina Clark will be giving one lucky winner $5 off a $10 purchase!

To be eligible to win one of the fantastic prizes you must like each fan page and comment on all projects. Thanks so much for hopping along!

Here is the hop order for both days:

1.Melissa Deuss KaDoodle bug-

We hope you will come hop along on our Facebook two day hop! You are going to love all of the DT's fabulous creations. So make sure you stopped back by tomorrow.

Have a great Friday and happy creating!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

PKC 13-38 : 3D Objects : Potluck

 Are you ready for another fun Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge? We sure hope so because we have a great one this week. 

Create a 3D object of your choice following the theme Potluck. Ever gone to a potluck and had no clue what a dish might be? Here is your chance to make an item to give a heads up of what your dish is. It could be toppers, placards, a banner, or anything else that sparks your creativity! Or maybe you have an awesome way to display your dish, that would work too. Use your amazing creativity to make a run with this challenge!! 
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!

This one made me think a bit since I didn't want to do just your normal place card sign. So here is what I came up with. 

Whenever I go to a family reunion there is always a potluck dinner. Usually there are a lot of desserts that includes pies. Sometimes you have no idea what each one is till someone digs into them. Well with these adorable little chef signs you have no problem of knowing what pie is what. 

The little chef die cut comes from KaDoodle Bug Designs: Kitchen Chefs. I added a PK face from the Christmas Character face stamp assortment. This is a must have in my book!! I love this set! I then made their cheeks rosier with Inkadinkado Chalk Ink. Lastly, I inked the sides with black ink and added pen doodling to each one. 

Here is a closer look at one of the little chefs. I used the pie from the brand new PK set called In the Kitchen.  Once I stamped it on the cut out, I then proceeded to color them in with Copic Markers.

I decided that I needed a cute little container to hold forks and knives. You can never get enough utensils at a potluck. 

I found these adorable little bags at the Dollar Tree and thought they would make a great craft project someday. Well thankfully I had them on hand because I thought it would make a wonderful container for my utensils. I took the ribbons out of it first. I then cut a tag out from a die cut from My Creative Time. Tied the ribbon on the tag from the bag. (No I didn't mean to be a poet hahaha) I then adhered the little chef and the tag onto the front of the bag. Instant utensil container.

So that is my project in a nutshell! We hope you will join along in this challenge and I can't wait to see what you all come up with. 

- Design must be new
- Link up by 9/25- 11:59 pm EST

Please come check out the new Peachy Keen Website. Now you can find everything PK in one place. How convenient is that? I love it!! 

There's a whole lot going on at Peachy Keen Stamps, beginning with the launch of our NEW WEBSITE! We'd love it if you'd come check it out. REMINDER: You WILL need to create a new user name and password, but once you do, that will do it! You'll be able to shop, visit our blog, online community, and challenges, and SO MUCH MORE all in one place.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September PKS Release Reveal and Challenges

Happy Peachy Keen Stamp Release Day!! I hope you were able to join us for the release party tonight! If not, you can still go back to PKS ning site and see all the amazingly talented DT projects. My design team sisters are amazing and they have created some wowzers.

Here is my card for Gigi's ChallengeCreate any project that includes a Peachy Keen Face and at least 1 Die Cut.  

I cut this adorable little girl out from the brand new Cricut Cartridge called Create a Friend. It has so many great little kid characters on it and your Peachy Keen Stamp faces will look amazing on them. Just like the Moodies face I used on her. She looks so adorable with that face! She was cut at 3.5 inches.

The mixing bowl is actually the small coffee cup from the new PKSC-21 September 2013. I just cut the handle of and it looks like a bowl.

The the mixer or egg beater comes from the new PK-1337 In the Kitchen. I stamped and paper pieced it and then colored the handle in with a copic marker to match the bowl.

The cake also comes from the new stamp of the month kit. I stamped it with Versamark ink and then put pearl embossing powder on it. I then colored the cake body with a Lemon Copic Marker. The cake stand was cut from an SVG from KaDoodle Bug Designs called Birthday Party Kids. 

I combined three sentiments to come up with my birthday sayings. "Whippin' Up" comes from In the Kitchen. I used the a from "Hot Flash!!". It as well as "Happy Cake Day!" come from the Stamp of the Month.

I hope you like my card! Here is the details for entering in Gigi's Release Challenge:

In order to have all the entries in one place, please upload your photos here on the PK Connection and when uploading, tag your photos with the key words  SEPTEMBER2013CHALLENGE#2 (all caps and NO spaces).  That's all you need to do!  All photos with that tag will be grouped together in one place so that we may easily count the entries.   

NOTE:  To tag your photos, you need to use the "tagging option" during the upload process.  It's super easy, but  If you have questions or need help, feel free to let me know and I'll be happy to walk you through it.  
Email me:

We're sponsoring TWO challenges this month and will be awarding one $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner from each challenge.  If you enter both challenges, you double your chances of winning a prize, but you do need to create one project for each challenge, as combining challenges is not allowed.
Using Peachy Keen Stamps on your project IS a requirement if you want to be considered to win the Gift Certificate! 
You will have until Wednesday, September 11th at Midnight to play along.
We will randomly choose a winner from each group of challenge entries.  Those winners will be announced and their photo featured here on the PK Connection on Thursday, September 12th.
We're SO glad you could join us!
We look forward to seeing everyone's creations!
Have fun and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Pop on over to the Peachy Keen Stamp Shop to see all the fabulous stamps just released and check out the great sale going on as well!!!

The rest of September,
all orders over $25.00 will save 20%! 

** no code necessary- automatically discounted **
*** some exclusions apply***
Clearance items, sale priced items - including the new releases that are marked 25% off,
gift certificates and club subscriptions. 
Many thanks to all of you! 
YOU have all contributed to a VERY successful 10 years!
Big Peachy Hugs to All!
Kathy and Dave Jakopovich  
DO you have QUESTIONS?? Please visit our FAQ page

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Peachy Keen Day #4 of Sneak Peeks

Today, is the last day before the big reveal of the September Peachy Keen Stamps!! Kathy has really "cooked" up some very cute stamps this month!

Here is what I created with them.

I have seen these wonderful menu boards made for a few years now and decided it was about time to try my hand at one. These stamps were simply perfect in decorating my menu board. 

I first purchased a dollar store cookie sheet pan and some craft magnets. Costing roughly around 5 dollars for all of them. 

It was a little time consuming considering it was my first one but it was really simple to make.

Please excuse my tutorial photos they were taken with my IPad so they aren't the best quality.

1. Measure the Cookie Sheet Pan.

2. Cut the desired papers you want to use for the size of the pan. I also used an EK Success Paper Punch to round the corners to match them up easily with the pan.

3. Apply Modge Podge to the pan to adhere the papers to it. You want to add it pretty thick. So it doesn't bubble up in some places.

4. Then place your papers on it. I did not put modge podge on the top since my papers were thinner. Now it is ready to be decorated.

I stamped and paper pieced all of the wonderful new stamps. Which will be available tomorrow night @7 p.m. Central Standard Time (9/5).

I then just placed all the items on the pan to see what kind of layout I wanted. The good thing with it being magnetic is I can change it up if I want to down the road.

The days of the week letters are not a new release but they are a wonderful set to have. They come from the PK-156 Lucy's ABC's and 123's Solids. I covered each of the letters with a bubble sticker I had on hand. I think they were Recollection's brand. Once I finished putting them together I added magnets to the back.

The two pocket holders were cut out using a SVG called Seed Packet from SVG Cutting Files. In the fridge pocket I put some die cut papers to write on and the oven pocket holds other meal ideas. I too added magnets to the back of the pockets so they would be easy to remove and get access to.

I finished by adding magnets to the back of the pan so that I may hang it right on the Fridge. 

I hope you've enjoyed my project! It was so much fun to work with these amazing stamps!!

Please be sure to join us for our REVEAL/RELEASE PARTY on the PK Connection
TOMORROW at 6 pm CDT, where we'll be chatting, giving away prizes and more!

The rest of September,
all orders over $25.00 will save 20%! 

** no code necessary- automatically discounted **
*** some exclusions apply***
Clearance items, gift certificates, and club subscriptions. 
Many thanks to all of you! 
YOU have all contributed to our successful 10 years!

Big Peachy Hugs to All!


Kathy and Dave Jakopovich  
DO you have QUESTIONS?? Please visit our FAQ page