Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hello Good Friends,
I've got some fun things to tell you tonight.

First, I've got some Peachy-Goodness to share! Some of you may have already read about this on the PKS blog but I just wanted to let everyone know that Peachy Keen Stamps will be having weekly Guest Designers all year in 2011!! It's a wonderful, diverse group of artists so you'll be seeing some amazing creations each week. You can check out the complete list of Guest Designers here!!

As some of you may know, I write a bi-weekly column for the Syracuse Post Standard. I do have a blog where I "post" the link to the column. I've been neglectful of that blog in 2010 but I have made a New Year's resolution to keep that blog up to date. Until I get it back up to date (which I will be doing in the next week or two) you can check out my column via this link. Thanks Everyone!!

Lastly, I wanted to share with you something that's new to me. Every week I listen to the Paperclipping Roundtable. I love Noel and Izzy!! They are awesome!! Well, over the holidays I got a bit behind in my podcasts and so Ive been listening to them all at once for the past day or so. They along with Nancy Nally co-host and founder of Scrapbook Update have been talking about Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas. So, I thought I'd check them out. WoW! They are gorgeous. Looking through Tim's tags inspired me to create one of my own. So, here it is. I used Winter Frolic for the tag base and for the sentiment. I used Jolly Holidays for the stocking. The shimmery paint is Twinkling H2O's in Deep Coral and Rose Gold. The patterned paper is from Graphic 45's Christmas Past collection. Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Five Nights til Christmas Countdown Card #4

Good Evening Ladies and Gents,
I'm on a giddy gift wrapping high!! I'm about 3/4 finished wrapping and to make my evening even better, I just picked up my very last Christmas gift!! Yippee!! It's the one gift my nephew really told me that he wanted and has been sold out for weeks. I called Target on a whim tonight (well, after calling a couple other stores too) and they had it!! It's going to be a Harry Potter lego Christmas!!
And quite fittingly tonight's card is actually the one I made for my nephew. It's not Harry Potter but I know he'll love it.
For tonight's card I used Jolly Holidays! This cartridge is so super cute!! I also used one of my most favorite Peachy Keen Stamp sets. OK, I know I say that about all my PKS stamps but this one is really one of my favorite Go To sets! It's PK-480 Christmas Character Face Assortment! I think I love it so much because it has every face you would need for Christmas!! Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Sugar Plum Fairy (well, I like to call her that) and a Snowman! And the Snowman has the CUTEST nose!!!

Before I get back to wrapping, I just wanted to share a link to an Old Radio show that you can listen to (maybe with your children)? It's called Cinnamon Bear. There are 26 episodes. You can find the whole series here. Here's the Christmas Eve show with Santa. I hope you like it, it's a sweet little show!!
Thanks for stopping by tonight. I'll see you tomorrow night!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Five Nights til Christmas Countdown Card #3

Hello Everyone,
I can't believe how quickly this week is flying by! My niece and nephew were over last night and they are both so excited about Christmas. They are so sweet when they talk about Santa and how he is coming to their house.
I hope everyone is ready...I'm not quite. I still have a little bit of running around to do. I actually love shopping this time of year, well, not when I'm feeling pressured but since I know exactly what I need, the pressure is off. I hate trying to buy Christmas presents when I haven't a clue about what the person wants.
This year my whole family made out a TADA (http://tadalist.com/) list for what they want for Christmas. Then we emailed each other our lists. It worked like a charm!! You can even check off items that you've purchased, that way everyone knows it's already been bought. My SIL made lists for my niece and nephew. So, there can even be lists for the little children.
Well, on to tonights card. It's a little Gingerbread boy with a wreath. I used the Jolly Holidays cartridge that I got from Theresa the Scrapbooking Queen!!! Thank you so much Theresa!! For his face I used my Peachy Keen Stamps PK-461 Happy Lashes 1 1/8th inch. I just love this set!! It's perfect for so many things. The ribbon is American Crafts and I found it at Michaels. I can not remember what line the paper is from...sorry.
I hope you like my little card!! See you tomorrow night!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Five Nights til Christmas Countdown Card #2

Hi Everyone,
I hope you had a jingle jolly day!! We are getting closer and closer. It's really starting to feel like Christmas now!! I did a little gift wrapping today and some crafting....big surprise there...ha ha!!

Here's today's card. I hope you like it. I used the sweet nesting dolls from Simply Charmed and I cut them using Christmas papers. Then I stamped their faces with PK-640 Princess Face Assortment! I love this stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps! The faces are so darling!! The patterned paper I used is from Target in the Dollar section. I just grabbed one package because it was a dollar and boy do I wish I had grabbed a few. This paper is really well made for being only a dollar. Out of the 8 pieces of 12 x 12, I think more than half are glittered. The "Happy Holidays" stamp is also from Peachy Keen Stamps. It's from PKS-01 Snow Head Ornament One set.

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope to see you tomorrow night!! <3

Monday, December 20, 2010

Five Nights til Christmas Countdown and Winner!!!

Hi Everyone!!
I thought just for fun I would create a different card each night for the next 5 nights til Christmas! Card #1 is a little star shaped card. Perfect for a child or on a Christmas present.

Come back tomorrow night to see card #2.

Also, I want to announce the winner for

The Winner is Jessie G.!!!
Jessie email me your information and I'll send you your set of Peachy Keen Happy New Year stamps right out!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Good Morning Kathy and all other visitors!!!

I'm so happy you could stop by and see what I have in store for you!!
I made a little video to pass along my Birthday greetings...enjoy!!

And just for stopping by and leaving a comment, I've got a sweet little give-away!!

PK-471 Happy New Year Faces!!
Leave a comment on this post and I'll be using random.org to pick a winner!!

Oh, and I did want to mention that Angelica is giving away 10 of Kathy's favorite crafty things randomly to 10 people who leave comments throughout the blog hop!! So, don't forget to comment!! You can see the list of "crafty" things here!!

Your next stop is Stampin With Janice (click here)

Here's the order of the blog hop!!

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog
Angelica & Adrianne
Heidi this is ME!!!
Jessica B.
Jessica K.
Jessica M.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday Challenge #6

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I'm a bit late!! It's been one lollapalooza of a week!!

On to the challenge!!
This week's Peachy Keen Stamps Faces challenge #6 is to create something out of a paper bag. I decided to make a mini with pockets to hold my holiday cards. It's completely made out of a brown paper bag covered with patterned paper.

I also created a video to go with it, so you can see all the pages.

Some of the items (links) I used for the mini are:
Peachy Keen Stamps Happy Lashes Assortment
Peachy Keen Stamps Chip Board Shapes
Peachy Keen Stamps/Cottage Cutz thin metal dies

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out this new challenge. And you'll not want to miss this prize package!! It's awesome!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A few Smiley Cards

I haven't played with Smiley Cards as much as I would like to but here are a few cards I've made with it. It's such a super cute cartridge!! It's on my list to review!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday Challenge #5

Good Morning Everyone
After all the excitement leading up to last week's Winter Release Blog hop I can't believe how quickly it flew by and we are ready for another "Let's Face It" Challenge!!

This is a fun challenge that I was so excited to create for! I love holiday parties and this weeks challenge is to create an invitation to a holiday party. It can be for any party that you might be going to this holiday season, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, or even just a gift opening party!! The Faces DT gals have come up with some "OH so Cute" invitations! You won't want to miss even one of them!! Check them out here!! And that is also where you need to post your creation to be eligible for the prize!

Here's my card...hope you like it. I had alot of fun planning it out!! To create the little string of lights, I hot glued each one to a piece of thread, so they move.

The entries will be judged and one lucky winner will receive a WINTER FROLIC Cricut cartridge!!! OMGosh can you believe it!! So start creating people!!! :)

I have one last bit of ExCiTiNg News to share with you today!!
Our wonderful DT Leader, Angelica has put out a Guest DT call!! I have visited many of your blogs and know that there are many talented Ladies and Gentlemen who frequent the PKS blog, my blog and create in our challenges...so, please enter the Guest PKS DT call!! Angelica, Kathy and the rest of the PKS Family are the best! And YES they are a family. I like to call them my little family in Wisconsin!! You can get all the info by clicking on the button below.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Winter Release Blog Hop Winner

Hello Everyone!!
I must apologize for this announcement coming so late! I came down with a bad head cold on Saturday and I'm just today starting to feel like myself again. My whole head was stuffed up and it made me dizzy. It feels like I've been sleeping for days!

So, on to the winner!!!



Send me out an email with all your info and I'll get your stamps right out to you!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Winter Release Blog Hop

Good Evening Friends!!
It's Peachy Keen Stamps Blog Hop Time and are we excited to unveil these AdOrAbLe, SwEeT, cHaRmInG stamps to you!!
When you see all the stamps sets that Peachy Keen is releasing you're going to want them all!! I know that I DO!!

I have so many exciting things to tell you, I don't know where to begin....ok, I'll begin with my creations...
This card is made using PKS-01 Snow Head Ornament One. I love this stamps set because it offer two large faces both perfect for the Holidays but also can be used well into the winter. It also has two phrases, a candy cane and holly berries. I used the large smiling face for my "I'm So Happy Christmas is Over" Santa card.

For my little reindeer card I used PK-470 Happy New Year Assortment. I thought these were the perfect face stamps for my tired out reindeer after their night of flying Santa's sleigh.

This is my New Year's card. I again used the PK-470 Happy New Year Assortment. I knew immediately that I wanted to use these funny, tipsy faces for the champagne bubbles on a card. One of my favorite holiday commercials is that one where the champagne cork pops off the bottle and all the champagne sprays out (I love that commercial). Making this card reminded me of that commercial.

I hope you like my cards.

I have a few more surprises for you and I'll be posting them this weekend leading up to the announcement on Monday for the winner of drawing for a set of PK-471 Happy New Year! 1 1/8th inch faces!

To be eligible for the drawing you only have to do two things.

1. Become a follower on my blog
2. Leave me a message in this post (make sure you leave a way for me to contact you)
That's it!! I'll be randomly drawing a winner on Monday, November 15th!

If you visit every blog on the hop and follow the directions to enter you will be eligible to win 14 different Peachy Keen Stamps Give-aways!!

Here's your next stop...Pop over to Janice's to see her gorgeous creations!!

and if you missed any of us, here is a complete "Hop" list!!

Peachy Keen Blog

Don't forget to hop back over this weekend, I'll be posting more creations!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Winter Release Sneak Peek

It's Sneak Peak Time!!
Every night leading up to Friday you will see a different sneak peek on the blogs of the Peachy Keen Stamps Design Team Members.
Tonight is Viv, Lorie, Kim and me!
After you take a peek at mine, go check out the other ladies, you will not be disappointed!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Banner Blog Hop Winner and the Flat Stanley Project

Good Evening Everyone!!
I have a couple of announcements!! First off, the winner of the Banner Blog Hop is

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Congratulations Ashley!! Email me your info and I'll get your Peachy Keen Princess Stamps right out to you!!

Tomorrow is the first Sneak Peek for the Brand New Peachy Keen Stamps Winter Release. Perfect here in NY actually because today was our first snow fall of the season!!

So, stop by to check out the peek and then on Friday (the 12th) will be our big Blog Hop with both original DT members and the Faces DT members!! You won't want to miss it...lots of AwEsOmE Give-Aways!!

Lastly, I wanted to post a quick video that I made. I hosted a Flat Stanley last month from Texas. A sweet lady TaVonna, from the Cricut message board asked if anyone would like to host Stanley from one of the 2nd graders in her daughters class.
While Flat Stanley was with me we did some interesting things and went to some neat places. I made an mini album to return home with him with a few little surprises inside of it. Here's a video of the mini album. Thanks for watching!! Let me know if you have any questions!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Banner Blog Hop Fall 2010

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen

Today is our very first Banner Blog Hop and are you in for a treat today! We have 21 AmAzInG Ladies that are participating with 21 different Give-Aways!!

Let's start off with my banner. I created a New Year's Eve banner. It says CHEERS!! My whole family is going to be together for New Year's Eve and Day. I thought it would be so much fun to make and hang up a banner for the festivities. I always decorate for Christmas and seem to forget New Years. So this year I'm going to make sure New Years is not forgotten at my house.

Here's my banner with the beautiful fall leaves behind (by Dec. 31st I hope it will be a white wonderland out of my window!).

Here is a close up of the champagne glasses, one for each banner. I used my awesome PK-680 Retro Paper Doll Faces Assortment! I love this set and thought it would be perfect for this banner!!

Here's another shot of the banner on the wall.

To create the "fan" 3D embellishment behind each letter I used a video tutorial that I found on youtube. Here is a link to the original video that I watched. It's by Christina at Creations with Christina. It's a beautiful embellishment and so quick and easy. I don't even have a score-pal or Martha Stewart scoring board. I just used my paper trimmer with my bone folder.

On this close up you can really see the Twinking H2O paints that I used. These paints are fantastic. They shimmer and sparkle after they are dry. They are made by Creative Imaginations and I bought mine at Scrapbook.com. You can see them here Twinkling H2O's Wildflowers. I adore them!!

I hope you liked my banner. And for stopping by my blog during this Banner Blog Hop, I'm giving away an Awesome Set of Peachy Keen Face Stamps, PK-641 Princess Faces 1 1/8".

There are only two things you have to do to qualify for the give away.
1. Become a follower on my blog
2. Leave me a comment on this post titled "Banner Blog Hop Fall 2010" making sure you leave an email or way for me to contact you!! That's important because on my last give away I was unable to contact the winner!! :(

that's it!! I'll be picking a random winner and announcing it on Monday, November 8th!!

ok, now on to the next blog on the hop!!
That would be

If you want to start from the beginning, here's a complete list of the participating blogs.
Me, Heidi
Michelle C.
Ruthie Our Coordinator!!

I'd like to say a Huge Thanks to Ruthie for putting this amazing blog hop together!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Smiley Cards Cricut cartridge

Here's the first card I've made with my new downloaded Smiley Cards cartridge. I love this cartridge. It's super cute and I can see a lot of possibilities. I want to cut every one of the Emoticons!! They are so cute!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday Challenge #4

Good Morning Ladies and Gents,
It's Friday and that means another Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday Challenge. For Challenge #4 we are asking you to create a Holiday Ornament using your Peachy Keen Face stamps!

I created a Snowflake/Star ornament to hang on your tree or in a window for the Holiday season.

I used PK-500 Snow Cuties Assortment to stamp this sweet face on my snowman! I love these stamps they are so versatile!

Post your ornaments over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog by November 11th to be able to win an amazing PKS prize!!

I can't wait to see what you CrEaTe!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Banner Blog Hop


Get Ready...this is going to be the biggest and best Banner Blog Hop ever!! You will not want to miss it!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Give Away Winner

Good Morning Everyone,
I just wanted to announce the winner for the Peachy Keen Stamps $20.oo Gift Card Give Away!!

Rainbow Lily

Picked by Random.org

Rainbow Lily send me your info. and I'll pass it along so you'll get your Peachy Keen Gift Card!!!