Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bewitching Pumpkin

Happy Hump Day!! Today, I have a Halloween Decor' item to share with you!! I had so much fun putting this pumpkin witch together with my Peachy Keen Stamps

I found this green pumpkin at Wally World and I thought of making it into a witch right of the bat (no Halloween pun intended). Then I thought that the 4" The Moodies Face Parts would make the perfect witch face! In fact, I think they made a great witch face. My son told me that without the tooth, it looked a lot like the Grinch and we should put it out for Christmas as well. I had to chuckle at that one but I don't think I will be using it as Christmas decor'.

I'm not so hot with a paint brush, so I individually paper pieced each one. I used Copics, Chalk Ink, and a black pen to make the pieces come to life. I then adhered each one with a fast drying adhesive.

I wanted to make a paper witch hat for her but didn't have a clue where to start. I found a great svg from the Silhouette Store but I don't own one of those. So I went searching for a Cricut one. I came across the gr8scraps blog and she has a great tutorial on how to make one. Please go check her pumpkin out! I made the base of the hat a bit bigger. It came out to be 10 1/2 inches and the cone was 11 1/4 inches. All cut out using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.

I used the Autumn Quart Jar Accessories:Skulls on 1" circles to fill in the scallop holes. I used black deco mesh with a jewel, green braided raffia, and feathers to decorate the hat. I finished it off by added green and purple stickles to dress it up a bit more. Even though she may look mean, she still likes to be stylish. 

I hope you've enjoyed my bewitching pumpkin!! I just love how Peachy Keen Stamps can help you create just about anything!! I hope you all have a great upcoming Peachy Keen Halloween!!

Happy Creating!! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge

This week's Peachy Keen Stamp challenge is a sketch challenge based on the sketch below: 

Here is what I came up with based on the sketch:

The cute cat in the pumpkin and the smaller pumpkin comes from KaDoodle Bug Designs. The cat face comes from PK's Here Kitty Kitty face assortment. The monster faces come from PK's The Uglies. I just love these monster faces!!!

For the tag, I cut it out using the Cricut Robot Party Cartridge. I thought it looked spooky. I stamped on Happy Halloween from PK's Clearly Autumn Jar Accessories and a pumpkin from PKSC-22 October 2013.

The arrow was cut from a My Creative Time and For You was stamped from PKSC-22 October.

The twine is from american crafts and the paper is from The Paper Studio.

Create a card or layout of your choice following the sketch provided.
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 10/23 - 11:59 pm EST

So looking forward to seeing all of your creations!! Please stop by the Peachy Keen Stamp Blog to see all the wonderful projects the DT has come up with using this sketch and don't forget to leave them some love!! 

The new Peachy Keen store is up and running beautifully! Go check it out!! Plus, October releases are 20% off!! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps Release Challenge #2: 3-D Halloween Project

Hi! Today, I have a spook-tacular project to share with you for the Peachy Keen October Release Challenge #2. I'm hosting the challenge this month and it is to create a 3-D Halloween Project using your Peachy Keen Stamps. You can find my challenge as well as Janice's challenge at the Peachy Keen Website under the Community Challenges Forum. Janice has a wonderful challenge as well and please be sure to check out her beautiful sample in the release challenge #1 forum. 

This project was quite the undertaking but I had so much fun creating it as well! I love, love, love how it turned out!! The haunted house is a svg cut from called Maple Manor. Thankfully, they have made up a tutorial video already that you can find here that shows you how to put it together. Though I will let you know, that with this project, it took a lot of black card stock just to cut out all the house parts. So whatever house color you decide to go with make sure you have at least 15-20 sheets of 12 x 12 paper. 
That includes whatever house siding papers you would like on it and vellum.

For each of the house parts, I took a dabber and put VersaMagic: Cloud White on the sides to give it a more distressed creepy look.

For the gray siding I used the Sizzix Notebook embossing folder. So glad that I already owned this folder that was suggested in the video. The spider web siding is Recollections and the roof paper is from DCWV. It doesn't show but the roof paper has a bit of a sparkle to it.

For this project, I used only PK stamps from the new  October  Stamp of the Month and a add on set called Clearly Autumn Quart Jar Contents. Though Peachy Keen Stamps has many other wonderful Halloween stamps that would work perfect on a project like this. The pumpkins and ghost faces are from the SOTM club kit. The skulls and the sentiment are from the Clearly Autumn. I love these skulls!!

The pumpkins were stamped and paper pieced onto DCWV paper and then I colored their stems with a Cocoa Brown Copic Marker.

The little ghosts were cut from a svg file from Too Cute By Jessica: Kawaii Halloween. I thought those little faces from the Stamp of the Month kit looked like little Kawaii faces. I cut them out with white canvas texture card stock and then put Memento: London Fog ink of the sides. I stamped their faces on them and colored their cheeks in with a Dark Red Copic Marker. I even added one of these adorable Peachy Keen faces to the very top window. I just stamped it on vellum and then put black embossing powder on top.

For the sentiment, I cut out a banner using a Momenta Banner die and my Cuttlebug. I inked the edges with VersaMagic: Cloud White and stamped on it with VersaMark embossing ink along with Recollections: Snow White embossing powder. I then adhered it to the top of the door. 

To create the skull siding I created two masks. I first stamped on one set of skulls using Versamark Embossing Ink, then lined my mask up on top of the already stamped images. Once towards the bottom you will need both masks to cover up the top and the bottom at the same time. Then I put black Recollection embossing ink on it and then instant skull background paper. I wasn't too worried with some images coming out distorted or the loose embossing powder since it gave it a more distressed look. Perfect for a Halloween haunted house. 

I will show you roughly how I did this just using black Memento Ink.

Step 1. Cut out two masks of the skull stamp.

Step. 2 Stamp the first image in the upper left corner. I did not line the top of the stamp with the paper as it would leave too much of a gap.

Step 3. Put your mask on top of the first stamped image. Line the stamp up just barely overlapping onto the masks. Once again to not leave too much of gap on the top. Then continue to do this once again on the top.

Step 4. Place just one mask back on the very first stamped image in the upper left corner and then stamp the skulls on the bottom left corner.
Once you have stamped it you will want to put a masks over top of it as well as your top center stamped image. Then masks the two next areas till you have a completely stamped piece of paper.

I finished the haunted house by adding a Recollections jewel to the door, Dollar Tree Spider webs to the roof/porch, and color changing LED tea lights in the bottom and top parts. It looks so cool at night lit up!

Thanks for stopping by and we sure hope you will play along in our release challenges. Two winners who use their Peachy Keen stamps will receive a $25 dollar gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps. If you enter both challenges that ups the stakes for you to win!! I can't wait to see all of your creations!! Happy creating and stamping.

The new October Peachy Keen Stamps are available to purchase and you can get them for 20% off for one week only! They are amazing stamps! I just love the images. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

October Peachy Keen Sneak Peeks Day #4

Happy Friday!! I so excited to share with you my creations for the October Peachy Keen Stamps Release. I had so much fun working with these stamps!! I big thank you to Angelica! She did a wonderful job on designing this month's stamps.  

For my first project, I created a wreath using the new October Stamp of the Month Kit and a add on set. It turned out beautifully!! I love it!! The colors and these stamps worked so well together.

I cut strips of papers from the Recollections: Fall paper pad. They were 1" by 8", 1.25 " by 12", and 1.50" by 12".  I scored them at every 1/4". I then used a dabber and Memento Brown ink on the edges. Lastly, I folded them and hot glued them together on a 1 3/4" card stock circle.

I stamped and paper pieced all of the images using Memento inks. Every image/sentiment is from the new SOTM except for two. The "Autumn" sentiment and the yellow leaf are from add on sets. I love the "So Blessed" sentiment.

I finished the wreath by added coordinating buttons from Recollections as well. 

For my second creation, I had to create a Green Bay Packers card in honor of the lovely Peachy Peeps in Wisconsin. He turned out so cute! I created this card with the new October Stamp of the month kit's football and circle sentiment. I just cut out the football and moved the arrow around to be pointing at "Game On". 

The little football player is from Too cute by Jessica: Football Season. For his face I used PK's In the Garden Face assortment. I paper pieced his eyes and chalked his cheeks.  

Be sure visit us for our Release Party on our Facebook Event Page beginning tomorrow at around 4 p.m.   We'll kick things off about then, but you can pop in any time throughout the weekend, and join the fun, as we'll be posting, chatting and sharing off and on, so be sure and RSVP/Join the event in order to get notifications when there's something going on.

Please head on over to the  Peachy Keen Stamps blog to check out what my design team sisters have created for this new release.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a crafty night!! Also, we hope to see you at the party tomorrow!!