Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winner of the PKS Fond Farewell Blog Hop

Hello friends-
The past couple of days have been a non-stop flurry of activity for me and I'm just now able to take a minute to announce the winner of the Fond Farewell blog hop! My family and I drove from Rochester NY to Clifton Park NY last night during the blizzard! It took us 6 hours. We are all home safe and sound. And so happy that we left last night because the snow has not let up!! We had to drive through white out conditions but at least it was at the beginning of the storm and the plows were out in full force!
OK...so on to the winner....

Congratulations....Lee-Ann
#5 snappy scrappy said...
Wonderful projects...love your LO's! Lee-Ann :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Peachy Challenge 48 : Anything Goes!

Good Morning Peachy Friends!
For today's challenge it's Anything Goes. Those are my favorite challenges because my mind can wander freely!! :)
For this challenge I used my PK-640 Princess Faces and PK-642 Boy Mates to create this sweet 50th Anniversary cake topper for my parents 50th Anniversary Party!
Here are a few photos of my parents. Their Wedding Anniversary is December 26th. We are having a party for them in the spring when all of their friends can travel here to attend. My Dad is a retired USAF Major and my mom is a retired elementary school teacher.  My parents have lived all across the country.






Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!! 
Merry Christmas everyone!!

xo



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps Fond Farewell Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone!

This blog hop is devoted to the creations that we as PKS Designers have made over the past year.  I hope you are ready for some of the most beautiful, inspiring projects from 2012!

Here are three of my favorites from this year....



And for an added bit of fun leave a comment for your chance to win
PK-112 Cherub Faces Assortment

This is one of my absolute favorite sets 
(as you can tell from the layout and cards above). 

To win just leave a comment here on my blog and one random winner will be chosen and announced on Christmas Eve.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a look!

For the next designer you can hop on over to Amanda's blog!!

And if you get lost along the way, here's the complete list.

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -- http://peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com/
Kim Score -- http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/
Nikki Foraker -- http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com/
Heidi Ann Giebel -- http://gotscraps.blogspot.com/
Amanda Bodine -- http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
Amy Crockett -- http://www.scrappingmommy.com/
Cristina Garcia -- http://www.craftingwithcristina.com/
Glorajean Beardall -- http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
Heather Hoffman -- http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/
Jennie Garcia -- http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/
Kristi Bennett -- http://littlepapersprinkles.blogspot.com/
Lauren Brewer -- http://laurenscreative.com/
Leanne Garner -- http://www.createdbyleanne.blogspot.com/
Melissa Haas -- http://doxiemeldesigns.blogspot.com/
Michelle Criswell -- http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com/
Raven Baca -- http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Saundra Rega -- http://luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com/
Lorie Souther -- http://thethinkinspot.blogspot.com/

xo

Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Kathy...Peachy Queen!

Happy Birthday to you Kathy!!
I hope you have a fantastic day filled with love, family and CAKE!!

And if you would like to play along with the PKS Birthday challenge just go to the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog for all the info and don't forget to link up!


I can't wait to see all the lovely Birthday wishes created especially for Kathy!!
xo

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps December Release Sneak Peek!

Today is day 3 of the Peachy Keen Sneak Peeks!! I hope that you are enjoying all the wonderful creation's that the PKS DT have made.
For today's sneak peek I've created a card using PK-151 Gingerbread Bowl. This stamp reminded me of my family all squashed together because there are 8 little gingers in the bowl and 8 of us! And being from a Military family the sentiment rings true to me as well!

For my second card I used PK-154 Happy Dieting Snow People. I know that once I get through these holidays that will be a card that will lift my spirits and get me in gear!! Plus, it's just so darn cute!!

For my last card I used PKSC-12 December 2012 the Stamp Club kit of the month. This set is just fantastic, you will LOVE it!!


These stamps will be available for purchase from the Peachy Keen Stamps store right after the Release Party on the Peachy Keen Connection.

Come join us for some fun, games, and challenges at 7 pm EST.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards wrap-up

Hello All
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!
I just wanted to post a Wrap-up of all the cards from the past 30 days. I hope that they were inspiring to you and that you were able to create a few Christmas cards for your family and friends. 

I had loads of fun making all these cards....Thanks for stopping by!!

xo
 

Friday, November 30, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 30

Hello Friends, 
Good Morning and Happy last day of the month....ha ha!!
I've been looking forward to this day for months....yes months because tonight I'm going to see the Cake Boss show with my nephew! We are going to meet Buddy Valastro. If you are wondering who Buddy Cake Boss is then here's a link... Cake Boss Live! I've been watching Cake Boss with my nephew since he was just 5 years old and we both are super excited!!

Ok, now on to the card!
For this little card I used:

PKKO-10 Winter Character with Hunter Hat Die

PKS-10 Snow Boy with Envelope

 

Here is a video of how to use these dies

Here is a video where I show you some more little cards made with Peachy Keen Stamps Dies.

Here is a video created my friend Glora, she'll show you how to turn these Peachy Keen dies into little cards.

 

Thank You so much for stopping by my blog this month to see all my cards! It's been alot of fun making them all! I hope you stop by tommorrow for a review of the month!!

 

I wish you a hectic-free Holiday Season and a very beautiful and blessed Christmas! 

 

xo 

 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 29

Hello crafty friends,
WoW, did this month ever fly by! Here's card #29!
This card is a little different from most of the cards I make...no faces! :)
I used the fantastically awesome PK-157 Pendant Banner set from Peachy Keen Stamps! I LOVE this set, it has four different stamps that can be used in so many wonderful ways! I also used PK-156 Lucy's ABC's and 123's Solid set! This alphabet/number set is perfect for titles, captions and banners (of course), it's uses are endless!!

xo

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 28

Good Morning Friends,
For today's card I used two little sweet penguins from the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge.  I hid their face cuts with my Gypsy so I could use my beloved Peachy Keen Stamps!
I used:
PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium
PKSC-11 November 2012

xo

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 27

Hello All, 
For today's card I was inspired by the sentiment, it made me think of silly, naughty monkeys and this is the card that I came up with...
For this card I used:
PK-110 Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment for the monkey's eyes
PK-500 Snow Cutie Face Assortment for the monkey's mouth
PKSC-11 November 2012 for the sentiment

for the monkey's nose I just drew in the little circles. 

xo

Monday, November 26, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 26

Happy Monday Morning,
It's one week until December and what a busy week it is going to be for me. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season so far!!
Here is today's card. It's a fun one with Santa in stripes and one of his reindeer prancing along.
For this card I used:
PK-480 Christms Character Face Assortment for Santa
PK-757 Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed Face Assortment for the deer
PKS-15 Oh by Golly for the sentiment

xo

Sunday, November 25, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 25

Good Morning, 
It's one month until Christmas! Time for shopping, wrapping, baking, cleaning and listening to lots of Christmas music along the way!! 
Here's today's card and it couldn't be more perfect, a little shopper girl.
For today's card I used:
PK-640 Princess Face Assortment
PKSC-11 November 2012 for the sentiment

xo

Saturday, November 24, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 24

Hello Everyone, 
It's the weekend!! I am grateful for this weekend and the extra week in between Thanksgiving and December this year! I'm hoping to get some Christmas shopping and prep done!! 
Here's today's card...I'll be honest, this is my absolute favorite card of the series so far!! I just LOVE this face!!
I used:
PSSC-11 November 2012 
PK-146 Piles of 1" Smiles

xo

Friday, November 23, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 23

Good Friday Morning All,
Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday!!
For today's card I used:
PK-640 Princess Face Assortment
PKSC-11 November 2012 for the sentiment

These dolls were cut with my Cricut Paisley cartridge. The papers are Websters Pages.

xo

Thursday, November 22, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 22

Happy Thanksgiving!!
I wish you a lovely holiday filled with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, family get-togethers, parades with huge balloons and lots of pumpkin pie!!

For today's card I used
PKS-04 Skip the Elf stamp
PKKO-04 Skip the Elf die 
PSSC-11 November 2012 
PK-146 Piles of 1" Smiles 

Here's a video on how I cut out this little elf using Peachy Keen Kut Outs dies and stamps.



xo


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 21

Hello Everyone,
The holiday season is sure in the air! Here is my card for day #21!
For these cute little mittens I used Peachy Keen Stamps PK-500 Snow Cutie Face Assortment. I love those lashes!! And for the sentiment I used the PKSC-11 November 2012 set.

xo

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 20

Good Morning Friends,
I cant believe it's day 20 already! Where is the month flying off to!!
Here's the card for today!
For this card I used Peachy Keen Stamps PK-500 Snow Cutie Face Assortment for this little elephant! I also used the PKSC-11 November 2012 set for the sentiment and the holly in the little elephants trunk.
I thought this little elephant was so super cute and would be perfect to dress up for the holidays. He's from the Paisley Cricut Cartridge.

xo

Monday, November 19, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 19

Good Morning and Happy Monday, 
Here is today's card. It's a shape card that I created with my Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge and my Gypsy. The sentiment is from Peachy Keen Stamps brand new November Stamp of the Month Club PKSC-11 November 2012.
xo

Sunday, November 18, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 18

Happy Sunday morning,
Here is my card for today.
For today's card I used some very non traditional colors. I really love using pink for my Santas. This pink was a bit more "hot" than I usually go for but all in all I really like the way it turned out. For his little face I used Peachy Keen Stamps PK-460 Happy Lashes Assortment. The sentiment was stamped using PKSC-11 November 2012 stamp of the month set.

xo

Saturday, November 17, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 17

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!
For today's card I used Cricut's Winter Woodland cartridge.  For the little skater's face I used Peachy Keen Stamps PK-500 Snow Cutie Face Assortment. And for the sentiment I used PKSC-11 November 2012...the brand new stamp of the month club set.
xo

Friday, November 16, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 16

Here's my card for today. It's one of my favorites so far! I just love those little Peachy Keen PK-110 Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment Stamps. They crack me up! This reminds me of my little babies, Hansel and Gretel!
Here are my little fur babies. I'll never pass up an opportunity to show off my two sweeties! 
xo

Peachy Keen Challenge 44 Color Inspiration

Hello and Good Morning Peachy Friends, 
It's time for another challenge and this one just screams Autumn!!
For this challenge I used these fun PK-648 Faceless Scarcrow Dolls and for their faces I used one of my favorites PK-486 In Stitches Face Assortment!
THE CHALLENGE
Create a project using the photo as inspiration. Interpret the photo ANY way you'd like, just be  sure to let us in on your creative process!
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!
Guidelines:
- Design must be new
- Link up by 11/21 - 11:59 pm EST

Sure hope you'll be creating with us this week....
xo

Thursday, November 15, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 15

Good Thursday Morning Friends,
Here's my card for today!
I love this little cut from Jolly Holiday's, it's so super cute! I used Peachy Keen Stamps PK-642 Boy Mates for the little elf. And PK-520 Winter Face Assortment for the sweet snowman!! I love those little lashes!!

xo

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 14

Happy Wednesday, 
On the First Day of Christmas my True Love Gave to me....
Today's card is the Partridge in a Pear Tree. I love this cut from Joys of the Season! Someday I'm going to do the whole series but for now here's day one!
I used Peachy Keen PK-110 Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment to stamp the little eye of the partridge. 

The papers are Webster's Pages Petite Papers Waiting for Santa and Sweet Season. They are so beautiful and go perfectly with this partridge!

xo

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 13

Hello Friends, 
Hope you are enjoying your week so far!! Here's today's card!
This card reminds me of my love of England and all things British!! A cup of tea and some plum pudding. I've never eaten it before but it sure shouts out Christmas to me!!

For the cute little faces I used my Peachy Keen set PK-520 Winter Face Assortment

xo

Monday, November 12, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 12

Hello Everyone,
Happy Veteran's Day!! I sure hope everyone is enjoying their lovely day off with loved ones and trying to remember those who have served our country with honor and dignity!

 For my card today I used the brand new PKSC-11 November 2012 Stamp of the Month club set. This set is so jam packed with goodies you just have to see it to believe it!! And you can by clicking here....

xo


Sunday, November 11, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 11

Good Morning Everyone,
I can't believe it's the start of the second full week of November...I'm beginning to feel a little bit of that Holiday Panic! I know there is time but I know the next several weeks are going to fly by!
I hope you are enjoying my Christmas card series and that it's inspiring you to create some of your own cards for the season!!

I love these little Corny Faces! They are so much fun on all kinds of holiday things like these trees!!
Here's the set I used:
PK-293 The Cornies Faces

xo

Saturday, November 10, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 10

Good Morning Friends,
Here is my Christmas card for today.
For this fun card I used

PKSC-02 February 2012 Stamp of the Month

This card makes me think of hot cocoa on a shivery cold day with a splash of peppermint schnapps! YUM!!

xo

Friday, November 9, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 9

Good Morning Everyone, 

Now on to the card for day #9!
I used:
PK-112 Cherub Faces for the doll 
PK-660 Laughy Taffy Faces for the nutcracker 
PKSC-11 November 2012 for the sentiment

For this card I used one of my favorite subjects, a nutcracker. Every year, since my nephew was two, I have taken him to see a Christmas ballet. For the first four years I took him to the Adventures of Rudolph ballet in Syracuse. Then when he turned six I began taking him to see the Nutcracker, which happens to be my favorite ballet.

This year we are going to see Cake Boss Buddy's Christmas show instead of the ballet. Both Colin and I are very excited to meet Buddy in person and watch him decorate a cake. 

I hope you liked my card for today...thanks for stopping by!

xo

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps Thankful Hop!

You are not going to want to miss this hop or the Fantastic Sale that PKS is having!!
Here's the Sale info!! 
Don’t miss our RELEASE WEEK LONG SALE!
Complete with 17% off our  *entire site
AND A FREE Holiday STAMP SET! MADE (especially for this sale)
99 cent shipping USA only.

Sale starts Monday the 5th at 6pm CST and ends on Monday the 12th at 6pm CST

All orders during the week will be eligible to win one of three prize
packages each of which includes a set of 12 copic markers, super cute paper pack
AND a Martha Stewart punch!!
* some restrictions apply.

And now on to the Hopping Part of my post...
there are so many things that I'm thankful for in my life but if I really think about it the two most wonderful, amazing blessings in my life are my nephew and niece! I love them to pieces and could never ever imagine my life without them in it! Love, hugs and kisses Colin and Catherine  xoxo

for this layout I used:
(for all the information about the Stamp of the Month, please read the details below)**

Now it's time to hop on over to 


You're in for a real treat b/c 
Samantha always comes up with the most creative cards and projects!!
and don't forget to leave a comment because
once again Peachy Keen is giving away three $50 gift certificates to three random winners on the hop...Yippee!!

thanks for stopping by....
xo
The hop lineup is....

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -- http://peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com/
Glorajean Beardall -- http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
Michelle Criswell -- http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com/
Heidi Anne Giebel --http://gotscraps.blogspot.com/ 

KIT Schedule:
Cancellation Policy:

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 8

Good Morning All,
Note** I scheduled my Christmas Card for today a little bit early so that the PKS Thankful Hop will post at the top of my blog for the whole day!

Here's my card for today....it's another card that I created to look like Colin and Catherine! I created this card using my favoite Winter Cricut cartridge...Winter Frolic. This is one of the best cartridges that PC has ever created. It is jam packed with Holiday and winter cuts! LOVE IT!!
For my little faces I used an Oldie but a Goodie!! Well, Goodies because I used two different stamp sets.

PK-531 Simple Sallies

PK-530 Simple Simons

For the sentiment  and the musical notes I used

PKS-15 Oh by golly!

thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

xo

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 7

Good Morning,
It's Day 7 of my Christmas card series and here is today's card!
As some of you may already know or have noticed, I sometimes like to create cards that represent my nephew and my niece. That is what I have done here with these little die cuts and stamps by Peachy Keen Stamps. I have stamped and cut a boy elf to represent my nephew Colin and a little ginger elf to represent my niece Catherine.
Click here if you  would like to see them.
Here is what I used to crreate this card:

PKS-03 Lauri the Elf stamp
PKKO-03 Laurie the Elf die
PKS-04 Skip the Elf stamp
PKKO-04 Skip the Elf die 

thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

xo


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 6

Hello All,
Here's my Christmas card for today!
This card is using a Peachy Keen Stamp set that is one of my absolute favorites, Our 2 Angels in Heaven inspired by two sweet angels Michael and Annemarie Buttafuoco. Unfortunately, it's retired and out of stock, but I really wanted to include it in my Card series anyhow. Even if you don't have this stamp set, I hope that this card might inspire you while you are creating your own Christmas cards.

If you are looking for Little Girl or Little Boy stamps, please check out these Peachy Keen Stamps by Lorie Souther. They are super adorable and could be very easily used to create Christmas or Holiday cards. 

xo

Monday, November 5, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 5

Good Morning...
Here is today's card!
For this card I cut the skates using Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge. For the super sweet faces I used Peachy Keen Stamps PK-146 Piles of Smiles in 1 inch size!
The Stamped sentiment is from the brand new PKS Stamp of the Month for November and the PKS companion set "Skatin' by". I combined the sentiments using "Skatin' by to say" from one set and "Season's Greetings" from the other.
I hope you like it.
Don't forget...We'll be partying, and sharing all the new PKS stamps being released tonight at 6:00 p.m. (CST), and it will all be happening on The Peachy Keen Connection!

xo







Sunday, November 4, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 4


Good Morning Everyone...
Here is today's card. 

This little skating snowman is from one of the brand new companion sets to the November Stamp of the Month. This set includes two character shapes and three sentiments! Wait until you see it, you're going to love this set!

Don't forget...We'll be partying, and sharing all the new PKS stamps being released tomorrow Monday, November 5th at 6:00 p.m. (CST), and it will all be happening on The Peachy Keen Connection!

Peachy Keen Stamps November Release Sneak Peek!

Good Morning Peachy Fans,
It's time for my sneak peek! Using this fantastic new stamp set I created this layout. 
I couldn't resist these adorable little elves, penguins, snowmen and deer! I knew I had to use them to scrap these photos!
Thanks for taking a look at my sneak peek and don't forget...We'll be partying, and sharing all the new PKS stamps being released on Monday, November 5th at 6:00 p.m. (CST), and it will all be happening on The Peachy Keen Connection!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

30 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 3

Good Morning Everyone,
Time for another card....

This card is using the sweetest little reindeer and elf from the Peachy Keen Stamps Club for November! I love this little reindeer, he's so adorable and he has nine different faces you can pick from. And the face on the elf is one of eleven different faces you can choose from in the kit! I also stamped the pine bough background for this card using another one of the stamps from the Peachy Keen Stamps Club for November set.

Don't forget...We'll be partying, and sharing all the new PKS stamps being released on Monday, November 5th at 6:00 p.m. (CST), and it will all be happening on The Peachy Keen Connection!

Also, tonight is the beginning of Daylight Savings...so don't forget to FALL Back!!

xo

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