Thursday, September 4, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps: September Release: Sneak Peeks Day #2

Welcome back creative friends!
How about that first day of sneak peeks? Pretty amazing, right? Well we have more!!
Welcome to Day #2 of sneak peeks for the PKS September 2014 Release!
Tonight our talented team members are sharing some outstanding creations using four new stamp sets that were originally designed and created to go with various other stamp sets or themes that have been previously released. Each month as Kathy begins her creative process, she takes sketches and ideas from a specific theme and runs with it. There's no way she could possibly include each and EVERY sketch or idea in every release, but some of them are just too darned cute NOT to make the cut at some point. This is where this release comes in. This evening you will see creations using the Haunted A2 Background, Birch Frame Background, Ballet Bears, and Smile Eagle.
The peachy team has managed to blow us away once again with their amazing work!

Here my project using the amazing little eagle that Kathy created!

With the new college football season underway, I thought of making a card for my favorite team, the Iowa Hawkeyes! I love the Hawks and the Big Ten! So they were the inspiration for my project.

I was thinking a bit outside the box and decided to make the eagle into a hawk. He may not be exactly the mascot but he looks pretty close. I paper pieced him and accented him with Copic markers. For his chest I used Hawkeye paper. I then used a white gel pen on his chest and beak.

The football helmet shaped card is from SVG Cutting Files. Once I assembled it together, I used Snow White Colorbox Ink around the edges. I used My Creative Time's Bunch of Fun Circles and a whole punch to fill in the white circles with gold card stock.

I added the sentiment "Life Is Good" and the "Go Hawkeyes" to a cut out from Jaded Blossoms. For the "Go Hawkeyes" I used letters from other sentiments to create it. I finished the card by adding a bit of sequin bling to the sentiment die cut.

A fun yet simple card that will sit in my craft room to represent my favorite team!
Go Iowa Hawkeyes!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Friends, be sure to drop by their blogs for ALL the information about how they created these amazing samples and don't forget to leave your comments for a chance to win ALL of the stamp sets being featured tonight! Winners will be announced on Monday, September 8th.
Thanks you for joining us tonight! Mark your calendars and set your alarm for TOMORROW night at 6 p.m. CDT, when you can join us for the complete Release and Reveal Blog Hop!
There's lots more fun, prizes and inspiration on tap, and we'll see you then!!!


  1. Wow, am loving this awesome shaped cared. It is so detailed and such a cutie of a stamp.

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  2. Most fabulous card!!! Love the helmet shape and the hawk. :)

  3. I am a huge fan of shaped cards!! So I Love this one!!
    Super cute, fun and Totally COOL!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  4. What a clever idea! Great details and perfect papers. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Emily I bet I could make this little guy into a Seahawk! Thanks for the ideas.

  6. Your football helmet card with your "hawk" mascot is so adorable!!

  7. Wonderful card for a Hawks fan. Great way to use that stamp in a different way. He looks so tough on that football helmet.

  8. I was thinking the owl looked like a mascot for a football team but wasn't sure which one. After I read the narrative I found out I was correct. I don't think I'd want to go up against him in a game.
    thanks for sharing a fun card.

  9. Wonderful! My step-dad would love this (of course with his favorite team on it, lol)

  10. Thinking outside of the box sure worked well for you on this fabulous card!! You did an awesome job, and sooo creative too!

  11. This is adorable!! I love how you thought outside the box and turned him into a hawk! Super fun card!! Hugs!!

  12. Your sneak is just AMAZING Emily, AWESOME job as always!!!! :)

  13. Love it!! The eagle just became another favorite of mine ;) You did a fantastic job Emily!TFS!
    have a wonderful day!

  14. Love It! I think you did such a cute job. Love how you made the eagle fit your football theme!!

  15. Love the shape and the eagle makes a very good hawk!

  16. Awesome card TFS Vicky

  17. A fun decoration for your house! How cute is the helmet with that sweet eagle on it. Super idea.
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  18. What a FUN card. Wishing your team a wonderful season. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  19. So cute - love the eagle
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  20. He he, gotta LOVE it. This turned out AWESOME! Hugs- Glora

  21. AWESOME!!!!! LOVE THIS!!! We are such a football family! This is just so perfect and so fun!!!

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  22. SO cute!!! I just love that this bird is so darn versatile!! Even though he's technically an eagle, you've shown how easy it can be to transform him into a hawk...which is what just made me decide that I need this set---it'll be PERFECT for my Seahawks!! How fabulous is that?!?! I'm SO stoked! thanks for your awesome inspiration!!! Great card!!!