Sunday, December 30, 2012

Baby... It is Cold Outside

Well, cold is a good thing if you are a penguin! I saw these adorable penguins at the Silhouette Store, #36410, and thought they would look very cute with Peachy Keen Stamps' Faces.  The image was re-sized to approximately six inches.  This card can fit in a standard business envelope.
PKS-08 Penguin Boy, two faces and sentiment
PK-520 Winter Face Assortment

Friday, December 28, 2012

Hot Diggity Dog!

Hello! I have some happy news to share today. Peachy Keen Stamps is announcing their design team today, which includes ME! I was so thrilled that I could join this design team again. I made this "Hot Diggity Dog" shape card to celebrate my birthday, which is today.  Be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Blog to see the Peachy Keen Design Team for 2013.
Eyes, Nose, "Hot Diggity Dog" sentiment, PK-114 Hot Diggity Dog
"Happy Birthday" sentiment, PKSC-02
"Mustard Squiggle" PK-115 Let's Ketchup
Dachshund Die Cut, Cricut Animal Kingdom

Monday, December 24, 2012

PK Fond Farewell Hop Winner

Happy Christmas Eve- Just a quick post to announce the winner of this beautiful Stamp Set-

PK-113 Cherub Faces
The lucky winner is "marg0006"

Please mail your address to me at
and I will forward your information Peachy Keen Stamps
They will mail out to you for the new year!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Santa Card and Winner!

Peachy Keen 2012 Design Team Farewell Blog Hop, HERE.

Hello! I have a Santa Card to share with your today. This Santa card was made with an SVG cuts kit called, Santa's Visit. Santa's eyes... well, I don't want to disrespect Santa Claus, but his eyes are stamped with Peachy Keen's PK 640 Princess Face Assortment. I think these eyes look "jolly".

And I am pleased to announce my winner
 from "Happy Birthday Kathy" post:
 Please use the contact button on my sidebar and I will pop this in the mail for you!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2012 PKS Design Team Farewell Hop

Welcome to the 2012 Peachy Keen Stamps Design Team Farewell hop! You should have arrived from Leanne Garner's blog but if not you will want to hop to the START. When this hop was planned we were asked to share some of our favorite projects from last year. I have to laugh because I STILL have many of my favorite projects on display in my house! Who says you can’t have Fall decorations with your Christmas tree... Without further adieu, here are some of my favorite Peachy Keen projects from 2012:

Faces and Sentiment from
PK-116 We Go Together

This lunch box has a mini album inside
for my daughter's 4th grade memories.
PKSC-08 August 2012

My beautiful girls
with the beautiful Peachy Keen elves from
PKSC-11 November 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps has a PRIZE up for grabs for you! To enter, leave your name on this blog post with your contact information so we can send your prize off to you! A winner will be picked on Sunday, December 23. I always have a fondness in my heart for the Peachy Keen faces, so I picked out  PK-113 Cherub Faces  for the prize at my blog. I hope you will enjoy Cherub Faces as much as I do-

PK-113 Cherub Faces
Love the variety in this set -

In closing, I want to say thank you to My Peachy Sisters- Thanks for the friendship, inspiration, and yes the enabling this last year. And a special thanks to Kathy Jakopovich, thank you for your generosity and sharing your creativity with US.

Now please enjoy the beautiful Peachy projects on your next stop, Michelle Criswell's blog.

Here is the blog order:
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog --
Kim Score --
Nikki Foraker --
Heidi Ann Giebel --
Amanda Bodine --
Amy Crockett --
Cristina Garcia --
Glorajean Beardall --
Heather Hoffman --
Jennie Garcia --
Kristi Bennett --
Lauren Brewer --
Leanne Garner --
Melissa Haas --   
Michelle Criswell --
Raven Baca --
Saundra Rega --
Lorie Souther --

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tree Treats and Blog Candy

Hello! I was able to squeeze a little craft time in this weekend. These Tree Treat Boxes are a cut from a Silhouette Store design, scalloped tree box. I decorated the trees with gems and my Peachy Keen Face Stamps, PK-485 Snowmany Faces. Personally, I think any Peachy Face would look darling on these trees. They are so sweet, I can't wait to give them to my friends. And in honor of Kathy's birthday, there is some blog candy up for grabs open until the 19th HERE.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Kathy!

This is a special Peachy Keen Challenge this week! We have a Peachy Birthday to celebrate. Kathy, the creative artist of  Peachy Keen Stamps, will be celebrating her birthday this weekend!  In honor of Kathy's birthday, we have a sketch to follow that you can see on the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog. To play along, follow the sketch and link up your project by 12/19/12, 11:59 EDT.  Here is my card for Kathy-
Peachy cut is from Preserves Cricut Cartridge
This sweet face is from PK-146 Piles of Smiles
And what would a birthday be without a present! Please leave a comment on this post to enter a chance to win PK-142 Lil' Tweets Bird-day.  I will pick a winner on December 19.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Decorating Cookies

I had such a fun time "decorating" these gingerbread cookies. The cookie tin is from Joanns and had an owl on it.  I thought the bowl of gingerbread cookies, PK-151 Gingerbread Bowl, would be adorable on the lid for Christmas cookies.  The gingerbread were really fun to decorate with white gel pen, paint, copic markers, gems, and glitter glue.  I found the recipe for gingerbread in my stash, DCWV's Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, and put the recipe card form Mrs. Claus behind the bowl.  I should make some paper cookies to put inside, he he...

I cut the stamps shape with my Silhouette,
with the Peachy Keen SVG file: PK-SVG-151
A close up of these Sweeties-

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Snowman's Winter Wishes

This card is made with the CUTEST Snowman stamp! He is from Peachy Keen, PK-153 Snow Me a Man.  The set has sentiments and "snowman extras" (mittens, a heart, and coal buttons for stamp options).  The practical side of me loves stamps that you can get different looks with by switching options. AND you have a chance to win this stamp set over at the Peachy Connection!  You will need to make a project with word art background and a snowman as a focal point. The challenge is open until December 9, 11:59 CST.  Here is my sample, and I hope I get to see your projects too!
I added twigs from the backyard for his arms...
 background is a Lori Whitlock SVG cut Christmas Word Art

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snowmen Ornaments

Happy Friday! It is time for another Peachy Keen Challenge.  This week's challenge is to make an ornament for your tree. Be sure to link up your project by 12/12 - 11:59 pm EST at the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog. For my project, I embellished pre-made snowflake ornaments with Snowmen from Cricut's Winter Frolic Cartridge.  Their faces are from Peachy Keen, PK-480 and PK-144.  I actually cut all the pieces in white card stock and used markers and ink to change the color of the layers. I find that small pieces work well with this method.

Peachy Keen December Challenge

I created this project for the Peachy Keen December Release Party.  The Peachy Connection has two challenges up with a chance to win some of these high quality stamps!  The first challenge is to make a project with a drink on it.  I used the champagne bottle from the December Stamp of the Month set.  The banner and "Happy New Year" sentiment are also in the same set.  I place these elements on a rosette from the Cricut cartridge, Ribbons and Rosettes, and added some star cuts from the same cartridge. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Peachy Keen December Sneak Peak!

Good Morning! I have two cards to share that feature the NEW Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month stamps form Peachy Keen Stamps.  Darling stamps for celebrations, New Years, winter, and more sweet faces are included in this stamp set. 
For  my first card, I stamped the martini glass and "cheers" sentiment.  The background is a cut from Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge.

My next card is a birthday card for a belated birthday.  I love the single candle's expression inside the card, he looks a little upset about missing the actual birthday.  The card base is a SVG file that is available at Lori Whitlock's store, Flip Swing Card Set 3

Be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Blog this week for more projects featuring the new stamps for December 2012.  And mark your calendars! The Release Party is on December 5, at the Peachy Keen Connection Site, 6 pm CST.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fluff Those Feathers

Shape card projects are the challenge at the Peachy Keen Bog this week.  The Challenge- make a card with a shaped base (anything but a square or rectangle).  Be sure to link your card by December 5, 11:59 EST.  For my card, I used the new Cricut cartridge Folk Art Festival.  This cartridge has some elegant shaped card bases and as the name implies, folk art cuts.  So here is my "country hen" with her "fluff those feathers" message. 

Card out for publication-

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum

Happy Weekend!  I stayed up last night playing with  my Cameo and Christmas SVG cut kits.  The drum is from Santa's Visit kit and the base of the drum is surrounded by toys cut from the Christmas morning kit.  The drum from the kit was perfectly sized for a 4 in pot and went together very easily as I have found with the kits I have purchased from the SVG cuts store.  I sized the toys to fit around the base of the drum.  My family is big into decorating for Christmas but my 85 year old dad is slowing down a bit.  (although he put up his Christmas decorations on the outside of his house all by himself....Grrr) I made this project with my dad in mind, thinking it would be a nice centerpiece for his coffee table. 

Doll's Face- PK-480
Bear's and Duck's Face- PK-140

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Autumn Mini

I just finished decorating this adorable autumn mini shape album that I purchased at SVG cuts, Acorn Autumn SVG Kit.  I don't own a big collection of their files (yet) so I added a few cuts from my Cricut and my Peachy Keen Stamps to embellish this mini album. 
The cover cuts are from the SVG Kit and I added the scarecrow
from the Peachy Keen Stamp Club, PKSC-09

The tree is is from Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge.
The pumpkin in the wagon is from Peachy Keen, PKSC-10.

The Owl and Squirrel are from Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge.
The squirrel's face and the sentiment stamps are from PKSC-10.
The animals at the petting zoo were not hungry...
therefor the journal tag "stuffed?"

The hamster is from Four Legged Friends Cricut Cartridge.
His face is a stamp in the PKSC-10 collection.
(I wanted to go the the pumpkin farm with the corn maze
and hay rides. I was vetoed by the kids
wanting to play in these hamster balls. 
Nothing says fall like hamster balls, LOL)

The pumpkin boarder can be found on the Paper Trimmings by Cricut.
The cutie chipmunks are stamps in the PKSC-10 kit.
The papers for my album are from last year's Target Dollar bin and the Basic Grey's Shine On Collection.  

Thursday, November 22, 2012

So Sweet

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving! I have a thank you card to share today. The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is to make a thank you card. You can check out the cards and challenge HERE.  I have a wonderful neighbor that is "so sweet" to me and my girls. The base of this card was welded with my Gypsy and is the jar cut from Doodlecharms. (I chuckle every time I use Doodlecharms because I bought this cartridge thinking "this will be the ONLY cartridge I will own.") The bee is from Pooh and Friends and his face is from PK-122 Funny Farm. "So Sweet" is from Once Upon a Princess. I hand cut the shadow at the base... my friends call this process "Cricut surgery". LOL

Thanks for stopping by- Enjoy all the fun this weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ready to get BASTED!

Oh ya! I love to say this as if Michael Buffer was announcing-  Are You Reeeeeeeeeeeeeady TO GET Basted! The colors for this card came from Peachy Keen's Color Challenge. Link up by 11/21 - 11:59 pm EST.  I hope you have time to craft and enter the Challenge this week-
Some birds are a little angry this time of year
Turkey and Sentiments, PKSC-10
The banner is from My Creative Time
Vintage Stitched Label Dies
(I folded the paper and ran through my Cuttlebug
to make the banner longer.)
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

I-Challenge, Imaginisce

I just finished the last Challenges that Imaginisce is hosting.  Their design team has some beautiful projects to share so check out the challenges and find out how you can play along  Here.  (I will try to make this short and sweet... OR my family will be eating cereal for Thanksgiving, LOL)

Challenge #2: Use your Snag 'em Stamps to create a background.
Floral Paper- Twitterpated - Critter Chatter
Brown- Cottage Christmas -Winter Woods
Die Cut- Cricut, Forever Young
Challenge #5: Black and White Photo.
Girl Back ground paper- Imaginisce 003429
Floral- Imaginisce Twitterpated- Critter Chatter
Yellow Swiss dot- Imaginisce 003424
Princess Die Cut- Cricut Princess Party
Title Die Cut- Cricut 3 Birds on Parade
Challenge #6, Recipe Challenge.
1- Recycled Object- I used a 6 by 6 canvas that had a cupcake on it for the base
2- Stickers- I used two crayon stickers from my stash
3- Flowers- punches flowers on the apple, I-Rock gems
4-Number- stamped the date with Peachy Keen Stamps, PKSC-08
5- Pattern Papers- Imaginisce: apple boarder 00338, green 00338, brown stripes 00346, yellow 003424, multi color stripes 003426
This is a frame for my Niece, she just started teaching elementary school
The frame has a pocket so she can switch out the year or add other notes
Apple Die Cut- Cricut Create A Critter
Font- Cricut, Baby Steps

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I - Challenge

Imaginisce is having some challenges this weekend... I was interested in playing along so hit my local scrapbook store after work on Friday to pick up some of the cute papers from Imaginisce.  No luck.  But, my little gal and I found some paper at Michael's of all places!  Check out the details of the Challenges HERE. Entries are due by November 21, 2012.

Challenge #1 Sketch Challenge:
Pattern Paper- Imaginisce Cottage Christmas,
 Gingerbread Village, Winter Woods
Deer- Cricut, Create a Citter 2
Challenge #3 Color Challenge, use teal, orange, purple, green, black.
The paper from the Dig Dino's Collection had most of these colors. I even made a custom button with my I-top tool.
The dino on the button looks like he is looking at his fate...
aww, not so Dino-riffic
Fossil cut- Cricut Dinosaur tracks
Stamp- My Pink Stamper, Boy Crazy
Challenge #4- Use Stitching.  For my "stitching", I used a marker and I think it adds to the country feel of the Imaginisce Cottage Christmas paper line.
Stamps are from Peachy Keen- PK-149
Tag Cut- Cricut Sentimentals

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great weekend :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Kitty Card

I just love this cat stamp! (shhh... don't tell my dog.)  I followed a sketch at Fun n Flair Stamps, which is hosting their first challenge.  Their design team has some adorable projects too!  This cat stamp is in the "Miss Shayla at Christmas Time Stamp Set".  She sure is enjoying life...

  Cricut cuts: fish and yarn, Meow Lite Banner shapes, Something to Celebrate

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Fall Banner Frame

Peachy Keen Thankful Hop, click Here
This week Fantabulous Cricut is hosting a challenge to use your Cricut and include "fall Leaves".  Be sure to check them out, there are some inspiring projects from the design team and challenge entries this week.  For my project, I used Birthday Bash for the banner pieces.  They are hung with mini clothes pins so I can switch them out for the seasons.  This way I can store the banner pieces in a box and not worry about the banner getting tangled up. The fall leaves and images were cut with the Cricut Imagine with the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge.  The Imagine is a wonderful machine and, knock on wood, has been a pleasure to use!  I added a few stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps and this project is ready for Fall!

Give Thanks- PKSC-09
Thankful for you!- PKSC-10
Papers and Buttons- Bo Bunny

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Santa's Helpers

Peachy Keen Thankful Hop, please click HERE
Happy Friday and welcome to another Peachy Keen Challenge.  This week's Challenge is ANYTHING GOES! Create a new project with your Peachy Keen Stamps and  link to the
PK Challenge Blog by 11/14 - 11:59 pm EST.
For my scrapbook page, I stamped the adorable elves from the new Peachy Keen Stamp Club set, PKSC-11.  They are colored with Copic markers that would complement the paper from Echo Park's Holly Jolly paper line.  These Peachy Keen elves are the perfect pair to my sweetheart gals.

Cricut Cuts-
Pink House and Trees, Joys of the Season
Scallop Circle, Elegant Edges

Peachy Keen Thankful Blog Hop

Hello! You should have arrived from Ruthie Nixon's Blog, if not, head to the start at the Peachy Keen Blog.  I don't want you to miss any of the special projects made for this thankful hop.  This is a wonderful time of year to get together with family and friends.  My family meets at my "humble" house for Thanksgiving which requires us to set up extra tables.  I made crayon box place holders for the kids mini card table. Yep, that is "Melissa" that gets to sit on the mini fold up chair. All 5 foot 9 inches of me! (I am Thankful that I can get out of this chair, LOL) My sister picked up some activity books so us kids can color the night away.

"Thankful for you!" is included in PKSC-10
and was used used on this centerpiece.
You can join the Peachy Keen Stamp Club
and save on your stamp sets and have them delivered
to your home every month! 

These crayon boxes are cut on my Silhouette using 3-D crayon box
and decorated with PK-141 Lil Tweets Thanksgiving stamps.
The images were cut using the matching SVG cut file PK-SVG-141.
I just love the font that Kathy picked
out for the "Hip Hip Hooray It's Turkey Day!"
Candy Alert!
There are THREE $50 gift certificates to Peachy Keen Stamps up for grabs from the artist that creates Peachy Keen Stamps, Kathy Jakopovich! To enter your name for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate, just leave a comment on any of the blogs on this hop.  The winners will be posted on the PKS Blog on Monday.  Good Luck!

Your next stop is Joanna Bandelin's blog

Peachy Keen Thankful Blog Line Up-
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog --
Amanda Bodine --
Nikki Foraker --
Raven Baca --
Glorajean Beardall --
Ruthie Nixon --
Melissa Haas --
Joanna Bandelin --
Jennie Garcia --
Michelle Criswell --
Saundra Rega --
Kim Score --
Heidi Anne Giebel --
Samantha Casey --
Janice Wilson --
Vivienne Holden --
Lisa Buttafuoco --
Heather Hoffman --
Leanne Garner --
Amy Crockett --
Cristina Garcia --
Lorie Souther --

Monday, November 5, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenges and SALE!

I hope you were able to join the party... but if not the Challenges are still open to be eligible to win some Peachy Keen Stamps!  Check out the Peachy Keen Connection and link up your projects for the challenges.  Challenges will remain open until Sunday, November 11th at 11:59 p.m CST.
For Challenge #1, you need to make a tag.  I made a tag for my "handsome buck" with the new
PKSC-11. You can join the Stamp Club and save on your purchase of these BIG stamp sets.
This darling deer is in a frame cut with Joys of the Seasons Cricut Cartridge.

For Challenge #2, make a project with a snow flake.  One of my other hobbies is decorative painting... and I bought these porcelian ornaments to paint.  I thought I would try distress ink on them and that worked very nicely.  The dear has the same face used on the tag above... but with a different nose.  I love the mix and match factor of Peachy Keen's Stamps. 
Deer is from Create a Critter 2, cut at 2 inches

the backside of the snowflake ornament
AND... Don't miss out one sale at Peachy Keen!  I will be taking advantage of this sale for sure... I think that free stamp set is a must have!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week-

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Snow Happy! A Peachy Keen Sneak Peek!

I have a sneak peak for you! Peachy Keen's new stamps for the month of November are so darling! For my project I used most of the stamps from the add on sets from the stamp release, which has snowmen, sentiments, a penguin, labels, snowflakes, and MORE!  A fantastic collection for all your winter projects.  The base of the mini is an EASY cut available at the Silhouette Store, "pocket mini album", design id #31877.  I just cut, assembled, and decorated with my Peachy Keen Stamps.  My family enjoys skiing and I plan on adding photos from our trip this winter.
The cover, the flap has a velcro closure

These are the photo mats, The mini was made with
supplies in the November Peachy Picks Kit
Mirror Snowflakes, cardstock, pattern paper, and ribbon.

OH Joy! Is from the November PKSC-09

Thank you so much for stopping by... I hope you can join the Release Party at the Peachy Connection at 6 CST this Monday,  Novermber 5, 2012.  There will be fun, chat, prizes, and Challenges!