Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter Tree

Hi!! Today, I would like to share with you a little decorated tree I made for an Easter center piece. I have never made one before and had a lot of fun using all these Peachy Keen Stamps. I wish I could have gotten a picture of it outside but there was just enough breeze out it kept moving the eggs. So this was the best I could get. 

Aren't those faces and bunnies the cutest?! I sure think so!! They made my Easter tree egg-tra special, that is for sure!!

PK stamps used:
PKSC-15 March Stamp of the Month Set
Baby Easter Bunny
Some Bunny Special
Happy Bird and Phrases
Grandma's Kitchen Floor Background
Copper Ceiling Background
Brick Wall Background

Other products used:
Cricut and Easter 2010 (Eggs)
White Gel Pen
Inkadinkadoo Chalk Inks
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Color Box Purple, Blue, Yellow, and Pink Inks
Copic markers
American Crafts Baker's Twine
360 Ribbon
Easter Grass
Small wooden craft fence from JoAnn's

You can find all of these stamps by visiting the Peachy Keen Stamp Website. Plus, there is a great 25 o/o off sale going on that you don't want to miss out on.

Friday, March 29th @ 12:01 am CST - Sunday, March 30th @ 11:59 pm CST
enjoy 25% off products in our shop plus a super sweet FREE BUMBLEBEE stamp!
Peachy Keen Free Bumble Bee Stamp 
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I am entering this in the following challenges:

My Craft Spot Challenge #92 - Strings and Things
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Challenge - Easter
Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Easter

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #6- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful Easter day!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kiss Me, I'm Iowish

Hi there!! I created this project and forgot to share it! I made it for St. Patrick's Day with an Iowa twist. The last couple of years in Iowa there have been Kiss Me, I'm Iowish T-Shirts for St. Patrick's Day. Like the picture you see below. So I decided to create some wall art with this t-shirt as inspiration. I am from a small town in Iowa and will always be an Iowa girl at heart no matter where the Army sends us. Hence, I'm Iowish!! Heehee! Though I do have Irish ancestors as well.

 Kiss Me, I’m Iowish -RAYGUN
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, tumblroos!

I got the small wooden piece from Michaels and covered it with scrapbook paper. I cut out the state of Iowa using the Cricut's Fifty States Cartridge. It was around 7.5 by 6.5 inches. I then cut the shadow out of it as well and added white gel pen accents. I then cut out two more states and cut them down to create the hills. 

The tractor, boy, and clouds were stamp and paper pieced from PK-122 Funny Farm. The farm scene is from PK July 2012 Stamp of the Month set. The letters are from PK-155 Lucy's ABC's outlined. The small clover the boy is holding is from PK-282 St. Patrick's Day set. I colored the farm, tractor, boy, small clover, and letter with Copic Markers.

Other products used:
Copic Markers
My Creative Time Pot of Gold Clover Die
My Creative Time Stitched Hearts
Inkadinkado Chalking Inks
Memento Lady Bug and Tuxedo Black Ink
Hot Glue Gun
White Gel Pen
Cricut w/ 50 States Cartridge

Really Reasonable Ribbon with Peachy Keen Stamps

Hi Peachy Keen Friends!! Happy Wednesday and I am excited to share a couple of projects with you!!

This week Peachy Keen Stamps is partnering with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Really Reasonable Ribbon  has been meeting the ribbon needs of crafters, wedding planners, rubberstampers, scrapbookers and the artistic community for over 10 years.  We offer great wholesale pricing on full spools of many of our styles, and really reasonable discount retail pricing on ribbon by the yard.  Our large selection of ribbon styles includes a variety of colors and widths in grosgrain, organza, gingham, satin, ric rac, twill tape, velvet, bakers twine, seam binding, jute and much more.  We offer convenient online shopping, FAST shipping and GREAT ribbon prices.  You can also visit our blog for daily posts with creative projects featuring ribbon along with two fun challenges on the 1st and the 15th of each month.

Throughout the week, both design teams will be sharing their inspirational projects!! So be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Stamp Blog and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog!

For my first project, I created a card using Peachy Keen's new March Stamp of the Month set and PK-192 Some Bunny Special. I also used Really Reasonable Ribbon's Silky Crush Rose Ribbon. It is just gorgeous ribbon!!

The adorable bunny was stamped and paper pieced from the PK Some Bunny Special. I colored him with  Copic markers, inked his cheeks, and gave him buck teeth. The tulip was stamp from the PK March Stamp of the Month set and colored with Copic Markers. The "Happy Spring" sentiment is also from the March SOTM. It is stamped on a My Creative Time Vintage Stitched Label Die cut out.

The card base is from a Mother's Day Card KaDoodle Bug Designs Cut File. I embossed the flower pot with a Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug folder called Poppy. Then I went over it with Tim Holtz's Tea Dye Distress Ink. The top piece of the pot I first punched with MS Ribbon punch and then embossed it with the Poppy Border. I then threaded the ribbon through it. I love how it matched the tulips perfectly!

The tulip pedals were cut out using a Stampin' Up Small Oval Punch and then colored with Copic Markers. The leaves and stems were also from the Kadoodle Bug Designs cut file. They too were colored with a Copic Marker.

I'm entering this card in the My Craft Spot: Monday Challenge #91.
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges: Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas: Use a Bunny
Kadoodle Bug Designs: Shaped card

For my second project, I did a bit of up-cycling. I found this metal sign at Joann's in the clearance section and thought it would be a great piece to add some peachy faces and some great twill ribbon.

 I stamped the faces on with Jet Black Stazon ink. I then stamped and paper pieced the eyes, mouth, and noses. I colored them with Copic Markers. The first peach was not suppose to have a nose but my oldest son insisted it have a nose too! I think he was right and it looks great with a nose! I colored their cheeks with Inkadinkadoo's Chalking Ink and added white gel pen accents to them. I also added white gel pen accents to the leaves, noses, and tongue.

I used Really Reasonable Ribbon's Red Chevron Striped Twill and Emerald Green Chevron Twill. I just love chevron ribbon and they have a lot of color choices!! Plus, it is so reasonably priced!! I think I got almost every color!

The beautiful twill ribbon rosette was so easy and fun to make. I just cut out a small card stock circle, twisted the ribbon, and then hot glued it in a circular motion onto the card stock. I then cut out two small strips of the emerald green, folded them into the leaf shape, and then hot glued them onto the card stock back. I finished it off with adding a button from my stash. Very simple to do.

I added this same red twill to create a ribbon trim with bow at the bottom. Once again I found a matching button and added it to the bow. I decided to string some more twill ribbon on the back so I could hang this up in my craft room!! It will go perfectly with all my Peachy Keen Stamps!

Now for the fun part! Peachy Keen Stamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog are giving away a $25 gift certificate each to one lucky winner! To be in with a chance of winning, leave a comment on all participating blogs this week. Not only will you have a chance of winning a  prize, you will see some amazing projects with loads of inspiration for using beautiful ribbon with those adorable Peachy Keen Stamps!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a Peachy rest of the week!! Happy Stamping!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge 13-10 :: Photo Inspiration

Hi Peachy Friends!!! We have another great photo inspiration challenge for you this week and I hope you will join us!! So please take a look at the picture below for inspiration and let your creativity run wild!!

When I saw this picture, it reminded me of the time when I visited the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.  Such a beautiful place to go!! Which then got me thinking about the upcoming holiday of St. Patrick's Day. I thought these were perfect Leprechaun colors and so here is what I came up with!

This adorable leprechaun, lips, and sentiment come from PK-297 Kiss Me Leprechaun. The beautiful background stamp used on the clover is PK-190 Grandma's Kitchen Floor.

Other products used:

Plain wooden clover decor' sign
Colorbox Green and Red Inks
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Pentel White Sunburst Gel Pen
Copic Peach, Gold, Moss, Blush, and Light Rouge Markers
Offray Ribbon
My Creative Time Teeny Tags Dies
My Creative Time Stitched Heart Dies
My Creative Time Shamrock Die
Inkadinkado Chalking Inks
Cricut with A Child's Year Cartridge

 Create a project of your choice using the photo above as inspiration.

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. The colors next to the photo are only suggested, but if they are what inspire you, then go for it!  Take whatever part of this photo that inspires you and go with it.  You  don't have to use Peachy Keen Stamps for this challenge, but we'd love you to if you have them!  We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and our three runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!

  • - Design must be new, created for this challenge
  • - Link up by 3/13 - 11:59 pm EST

Please make sure you visit all the designers' photo inspired projects and leave them some love!! I know they would really appreciate that!!

So please click on the link below to head on over to see their creations.
Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge Blog

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
I hope you will join us and looking forward to all of your creations!!! Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Happy Birthday!! KaDoodle Bug Designs/Peachy Keen Stamp Blog Hop

Click here for the Kadoodle Bug Designs Blog

Get your party hats and balloons ready it is time to celebrate!! Oh, and don't forget the cake!! Today is KaDoodle Bug Designs' 2nd birthday!! How exciting!!! So we have gathered some special friends and created some special treats in honor of  this wonderful day!! Designers from Peachy Keen Stamps and KaDoodle Bug Designs are joining together to celebrate and we are so glad you could all join us!!

If you arrived from Jennifer's blog, then you are at the right place, but if not, please make sure you go back to where it all started at the KaDoodle Bug Designs Blog so that you don't miss any of these special treats.

I decided to create a birthday wreath using the super cute KaDoodle Bug Designs cut file Birthday Party Kids. They were so easy to work with and all these Peachy Keen faces went perfectly with them!!

The fun birthday title comes from another KaDoodle Bug Designs cut file called Happy Birthday Title.

For this cutie pie, I used Peachy Keen Simple Simons for his face and added Glossy Accents to his glasses. For the balloon faces I used the Erkle & Merkle Face Assortment and Everyday Face Assortment.

I used Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment to make the little boy look like he was eyeing the cake and trying to sneak a piece of frosting from it. The super cute girl face comes from the new March PK Stamp of the Month set. The balloon faces are from the Sweet and Silly Face Assortment.

Isn't she so sweet?! Her face is also from the new March PK Stamp of the Month set. For these balloon faces I used Peachy Keen The Cornies Face Assortment and Winter Face Assortment.

We have a lot of fantastic prizes to give away, and in order to be considered for one, there are just a few little things you'll need to do.
  1. Leave a comment here wishing KaDoodle Bug Designs a Happy Birthday.
  2. Make sure to visit the sponsors Facebook pages and like their pages.
  3. Become a follower of this blog if you haven't already.
Please click here to head over to the KaDoodle Bug Designs Blog to see a list of all the wonderful prizes!

That's it!! So easy!! We'll be selecting a winner for each prize listed!! The more you hop and comment, the better your chances are for winning!! So please be sure to drop by the Kadoodle Bug Designs Blog each morning beginning on Thursday, March 7th through Saturday, March 9th for a new hop order each day, new blogs to visit, and all new treats to inspire!!

Thursday, March 7th:
KaDoodle Bug Designs Blog -

A very Happy Birthday to KaDoodle Bug Designs!! I had so much fun working with these adorable cut files!! I just love them and all those Peachy Faces. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and please hop on over to your next stop at the Peachy Keen Blog.
Please click here to head over to the Peachy Keen Stamp Blog

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    March Peachy Keen Sneak Peeks Day #4

    Hi Peachy Friends!! I have some projects so share with you using the new Peachy Keen Stamps!! EEEK! They are so cute!! You are going to love this new release. They are so EGGS-cellent!!! For more Sneak Peeks please HOP on over to the Peachy Keen Blog.
    I stamped this cute little baby and sentiment from the March 2013 Stamp of the Month kit. I thought it went perfectly on the bottle shape card I cut out using the Cricut.

    These cute easter kiddos and sentiments are also stamped from the March SOTM. The fun brick behind them is a great new background stamp.

    Are these bunnies cute or what!? They are so cute I just want to pinch their cheeks! The bunnies, eggs, and sentiment are all from new add on sets.

    Last but not least, is this fun Humpty Dumpty character card!! He makes me laugh every time I look at it!! The egg comes from the SOTM and I used several different stamps from it to create him. His hat and bow tie are separate stamps in the kit. His legs and arms are from the bunny kids and his shirt is from another sunhat stamp. The woodgrain arrow, sentiment, and flowers also come from the kit.
    Thanks for stopping by and please join us tomorrow night for the March Peachy Keen Stamp Release @ 6 p.m. CST!! Hope to see you there.
    Happy stamping and I hope you have a PEACHY day!!!!
    HUGS, Emily