Monday, August 8, 2011

PKS Guest Designer Week 30 Day 1 with Gaby

Hi, I am Gaby from GabyCreates and am exceedingly thrilled to have been given the opportunity to Guest Design for the Peachy Keen Stamps Home Blog during this week.

A little about me and why I created the following project:  I truly embrace Diversity. I come from and am part of a very diverse family; we often say that we are the United Nations. :)

As I was pondering what to create for my week as a guest designer for Peachy Keen Stamps, one day I took a second look at a “wall hanging decoration/quilt with the Earth and kids from around the world” I have in one of my offices and it hit me!

(For the past two years I have been taking care of two High Schools as a Teacher Librarian due to budget cuts and was hoping it would go away, but NO such luck, so I better get decorating my other office I thought…). That’s when I decided to make this project and this week a themed week and the theme is Diversity! …not just cultural, but in a crafting/PKS sense too! (Hint on projects to come).

I created this “Home Décor” frame to hang on the wall of what seems to be my permanent second office.
CLICK on any PICTURE to see larger
I took this picture before I applied Mod Podge (this was my first time and was afraid to ruin it, just in case!)

It really looks much better in person.  My camera captures much more than the naked eye can see. The lines you see on the top right hand corner at not visible in person.
Here a close up of their faces.  I did pretest the Memento ink.  I colored the cheeks with Memento Angel Pink ink and a very small dabber and used acrylic paints with a toothpick to paint in the white and red on their eyes and tongue.
I did not ink as much as I am used to afraid of my ink running, but now I can see that it will work!

I am super happy with the result! Can't wait to hang it on my office's wall!

Diversity: PKS, Cultural, Home Décor, Cricut E2, Gypsy.

Supplies used found at PKS Store:

For additional supplies and more information on “How-To”, please visit my blog at

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment 
(I read and enjoy them all!)

If you leave a comment here and on my blog (GabyCreates) on every post this week, you will have 10 chances to win my all time favorites! (I have new found loves, but non the less, this are my all time favorites)

PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment

That PKS has so graciously donated for me to give away! – All comments posted ‘till midnight PST on Friday August 12, 2011 on either blog or both will qualify.

Sneak Peek for tomorrow!

Hope to see you come back tomorrow! -- It will be challenge time!  (Post up at 10AM)
Thankfully ~Gaby


Lucy said...

This came out awesome! Thanks for the chance :) I so want to play with these critter faces!

sweetlilscrapper said...

wow this is super cute!
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Joy said...

I love your project! It made me think of the song, "Jesus loves the little children". I may make something like that for the preschool room at church! Thanks for sharing!


Maria said...

Super cute project thanks for sharing

Carol said...

Awesome project! You did a great job and I love all their faces! Thank you for sharing

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littlen said...

great project. seems like this would be nice for a teacher to use in the classroom. tfs.

Glora said...

What a terrific idea. Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

Bunnyfreak said...

Adorable project.

Sue D said...

This will look fabulous on your office wall!
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mema said...

I love that project, It would be great if all the grown-ups could understand it the way kids do.
Thank you for a chance to win

UnikeByYes said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your project TFS. Have a wonderful day!

McVic said...

WOo HOO! Gabby!! Congrats on your week! Your project is super cute! I always get wrinkles when I modge podge!

Michelle Jadaa said...

What a great image !very clever..

Heather said...

Wow so cute! Love it!
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Amy E said...

Oh Gaby, I absolutely LOVE that!!!! My daughter works in the deaf community and found something similar with hands, but yours is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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Percilla G said...

I love this for your second office -
Ahh the things we are having to deal with budget cuts in education
Wish you all the best this year

Jill Angel said...

Absolutely lovely project! Thanks for the chance to win!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

I just adore you post it so awesome and what a way to use those cute PKS faces..
The Scrapbooking QUeen

JustYolie said...

Very cute Gaby! Great job!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

super cute Gaby! Wow one HS library is hard enough, let alone two!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute project!! TFS

Babe O'Mara said...

Really cute project. Love those faces. TFS


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super project! Already a Follower!


Jessica said...

What a great home decor item...thanks for sharing :)

crazyaboutcricut said...

Gaby this is absolutely amazing! I LOOOOVE decor stuff, and incorporating PKS makes it even cuter! Great job my friens :)

Raven B said...

Okay lemme talk to you for just a minute and tell you how awesome you are! I LOVE that you and Abby do projects that bring not only culture but unity to the crafting community that hasnt been brought before. I LOVE this project I love the fact that there are different people in your project! Wait wait where is the Asian face?!?!?!?! We need to talk to Kathy about that! hehe ANYYYWAYYYY I LOVE THIS!!!! And if you get a wild hair and decide to make me the exact same wall hanging I will freely send you my address. ;) How dare you give us a sneak peek like that and dont show the whole thing. know i'll be back tomorrow.

CricutLvr!! said...

Wow! You are so creative! Great idea. Love all the lit' people! Just adorable!!

Tammy V said...

I had two thoughts that popped into my head when I saw this. It's a small world after all... and I would like to buy the world a Coke... Great job!

GiGi said...

How cute! I love all the different dolls and faces!

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What a great way to start off your PKS Week. Kudos! Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Michelle said...

Great idea, those faces look so cute!