Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamps: September Sneak Peeks Day #1

Hello and WELCOME!

It's sneaky peeky time once again and we are so excited to have you join us tonight and tomorrow night for cafty fun that will feature images for many special occasions!
Do you ever find yourself beginning to create a birthday card or project and just wish you had a simple "go to" stamp set that you could make great use of? One for any age, boy, girl, man, woman, friends, etc...? I think all of us have found ourselves in that place. In need of a set that we can quickly and easily create something fabulous with, or use those same images to add wonderful details to a more complex creation. Well, look no further, because that's just what we have for you!
Here's a little bit about where inspiration for this month's Stamp of the Month came from in Kathy's words...
Last month, I personally had several milestone birthdays to send cards out for. I found myself wishing I had a simple yet versatile birthday stamp set! I think if I would have had these stamps around I TOTALLY would have used them.
Happy and Healthy Hugs to All!
:)Kathy Jakopovich
Along with a super versatile birthday set, this month we have some great add on stamp sets
that will go just beautifully with previously released themes. Tonight we bring you designer creations using PKSC-33 Stamp of the Month set, PK-1428 Sentiments for September 2014, and PK-1429 and PK-1430, which are the newest faces to PKS. The Variety Face Assortment and Variety Faces 1 1/8 inch faces will allow you to add some new peachy cuteness to your creations.

Here is what I've created to share with you all today-


Right now I have a little bit of scrapbook supplies with me while I'm away from home and these Smash book pages are a simple yet fun way to scrap these special memories. When I saw Kathy's new images I just knew I wanted to create a fun page of my son's first birthday.

How adorable are these balloons? I just love them to pieces! Their cute little faces make them come to life. That little balloon blowing on the party blower makes me giggle! I cut each one out, inked the edges, and chalked their cheeks. I also added white gel pen accents. I used sewing string to tie bows and hang strings from each one.

I cut and matted each picture with red card stock. Then I added white gel pen stitching.

I cut each present out and inked the edges. I had to place the present tops a bit lower so they didn't cover up the pictures too much.

I added the title "It's your 1st BIRTHDAY!" to a cut out from My Creative Time's Stitched Vintage Label Die. I colored the "1st" in with Copic markers. Then I embellished it with Dollar Tree sequins.

Now I will always have a little Smash Book page embellished with the cutest images around to help remember my little guys special first birthday.

We will be choosing one lucky winner from all the comments on the PKS Blog, AND Designer Blogs to receive all of the stamp sets being showcased this evening. That gives you one chance to win for each comment you leave! Good luck, and enjoy!!! ALL winners from sneak peeks and our Release and Reveal Blog Hop will be announced on Monday, September 6th.
Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you tomorrow! Same time... Same place!!!


  1. A lot of detail .. great project!

  2. Oh my!! I can’t wait to get this in the mail :-) Love love all the inspiration, you gals rock!!
    Denise S.

  3. The little smash book page layout of your son's 1st birthday is so adorable!!

  4. Cute! Cute! Cute! I'm so excited for a fun birthday set! These balloons are just too cute! Great layout!!!

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  5. beautiful layout, thanks for sharing, I love those faces!

  6. SUPER SWEET sneak peek Emily, LOVE the new PK and those sweet pics!!! <3

  7. What a cute and fun cover for your book. Love the cute ball0on faces joined together with the cute pics. Great colors.

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  8. Oh Emily, this is absolutely PRECIOUS!!!! I love how it came out. Birthday stamps are always a good idea. I can never get enough of them! Hugs- Glora

  9. This page is just too cute. What a beautiful memory!!! Love the faces on those balloons!

    Hugs, Melissa

  10. Beautiful and so fun! Love the bright colors and adorable faces!

  11. This is just way to adorable!!! Love the balloons and those faces! And the photos of your son are great!!! :)

  12. How adorable!!! love it! TFS Emily!
    Have a wonderful day!

  13. What a darling layout! Adorable pics!

  14. I know I left another comment already but I don't see it! :-\
    LOVE your adorable smash book page Emily!

  15. super cute page!! Love those faces on the balloons!!! Great job!!

  16. Great cover for a smash book. Your little boy is adorable :-)
    Linda ☺
    Crafting With Nana

  17. What a fun and happy cover. Love the balloons.

  18. What a fun and adorable smash book layout!!! I love those little balloons!! Hugs!!

  19. this is so cool I love how you've not done a card but done a cover for a scrapbook, it just shows how versatile these stamps are : )

  20. Fabulous page. Love the new stamps. You will enjoy this page for years to come. They grow up so quickly.

  21. Darling layout. Love the balloons and the faces. A happy-making page. thanks for sharing.

  22. This is absolutely Precious!!! The faces are jus Darling!!!
    A fun LO!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  23. How cute--Love the colors and the faces on the balloons.

  24. Love the balloons and the cute faces on them! Adorable pictures too!

  25. What a wonderful page!! Love it!

  26. Emily, I just love this smash book... it's so precious!! And, what a great idea too!! The colors are so bright and vibrant, FABULOUS JOB!

  27. Super fun smash book cover. Loving the faces on those balloons.

  28. I love your smash book page its adorable TFS Vicky :)

  29. Super job on your Smash page. The cute balloons are perfect for your cute birthday layout!
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  30. Love your colourful birthday balloons!

  31. Awww this is so cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  32. So cute - love the balloons
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