Friday, December 2, 2011

Blog Hop Winners and BIG Announcement!

Good Evening Peachies!! I know, I know! With all the excitement of Thanksgiving and the HUGE volume of orders received during our Thanksgiving Sale, we COMPLETELY forgot to let you know who won their choice of one Kut Outs die and one matching stamp set! So sorry about that!!

Without further ado... the winners are...
Jennie Garcia said...
Super cute projects!! Those bags are awesome!! I loved the pompoms!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @
JaniceA said...Janice, love the Gingerbread girls and your trees. Thank you for inspiring me. 
Sheila aka SassyLady said...
Love the little penguin card it is just too cute.
Sheila aka SassyLady
shesasassylady at gmail dot com

Congratulations Jennie, Janice, and Sheila!! Please email angelica {at} peachykeenstamps {dot} com with your choice of Kut Out die and a matching stamp set! Thank you to EVERYONE who made this hop so much fun!


Next, we have a HUGE announcement that is SO bittersweet. As most of you know, our designers ARE our Peachy Family. We have had most of them on the team since our blog inception in 2009, with our Let's Face it Friday designers joining us in 2010. We adore each of them. ADORE. We have formed so many tight-knit relationships with each of these beautiful women, and absolutely nothing could change that for us!

However, with a new year and new products, we thought it would be a great time to offer the opportunity of designing with Peachy Keen to more friends! Our DT isn't going to be too far, though. First, they are friends. True, warm hearted, undeniable FRIENDS. We treat our team the same way we treat our family, and I think they would all agree. :) We will have alumni hops every quarter where you'll see the people you've grown to love and have been inspired by the last (almost) 3 years. We just couldn't let them go that easy!!! Lorie, Kim and Nikki will help with the new team transition and will remain on board as DT leads for next year. Lorie will remain our resident PK Connection Community Manager. She is SO good at keeping that place running!

So....what do you think? Would you LOVE to design with Peachy Keen Stamps?!?! We WOULD LOVE for you to apply!! Please check out the details below and get a move on it!

Term: Jan 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012

Benefits of designing for Peachy Keen Stamps: 

• Supply of our high-quality, clear, peach-tinted self-clinging stamps to get started

• 25% off any additional stamps or supplies from our store the length of your term

• Selection of NEW Releases automatically shipped to you

• DT badge to display on your blog

• Custom watermark to use on your Peachy Keen Projects

• Exposure with links on our website, Peachy Keen Blog, and features on our Facebook page and newsletter

• Participation in Co-Hops & Cross-Promotions (Participation optional, but encouraged.)

What we're looking for:
  • An active blog that you've maintained for a minimum of 6 months 
  • Positive attitude, team players, people who are willing to share feedback and communication within our Design Team (area designated just for DT members in our PK Connection) 
  • Support fellow teammates by visiting their blogs often & leaving feedback when possible 
  • You must have a camera with good photography skills (light & bright photos) 
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
Designers will be asked to:

• Post 1 blog post every 6 wks on our company blog. {You are responsible for adding your watermark to your photos - we will be happy to help you create one or show you how to add one! We want YOU to receive credit for the art you create!}

• Create ONE project for at least 2 of our challenges each month. {we have weekly challenges that fluctuate between our face stamps and sketches.}

• Create ONE-TWO projects for our new release week with each new release (bi-monthly). {We will showcase your project on our company blog and ask that you simultaneously post to your own personal blog.}

THIS IS A TOTAL OF 2-3 PROJECTS PER MONTH (with a possibility of an additional 1-2 projects for a new release week)

Maintain a current gallery in Splitcoaststampers {for Peachy Keen creations, please use keyword: "peachykeenstamps"}

Upload your Peachy Keen Stamps' creations to our NING site, the PK Connection.

• From time to time, we will ask for volunteer Designers to create projects for participation in cross-promotion of Peachy Keen Stamps and other papercrafting companies' blog hops and giveaways. This is optional and in addition to any other projects on our blog.

• Encourage fans of Peachy Keen Stamps to participate in our challenges and view our blog by promoting our links on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, and any other outlet you choose. Social Networking plays an important role in our marketing efforts, so we ask that if you have a Facebook account or Twitter account, that you help us spread the word about our stamps.

If this sounds like something you'd love to be a part of, please send an email to:

PKSDTCall{at}gmail{dot}com with a SUBJECT line of: PKS DESIGN TEAM CALL
{edited email address 12/7/11 - please keep your photos under 1 MB whenever possible! Thank you!}

and include the following info:

1. Your full name, email address, phone number and a link to your blog {if you do not want to provide your phone number, please supply an alternate contact method.}

2. Your creative resume, if applicable.

3. Photos or links to 3-5 favorite stamped projects you've created. Peachy projects are great, but not required!

4. Any current DT's you are on or have been on. It is absolutely ok if you are on another DT, we just want to be sure everyone can commit to the DT requirements we have set up.

5. Why you think you think you'd be a great fit for PKS! This call is open to ALL paper crafters - we'd love to see what you've created! Please let us know any and all electronic cutting software you are familiar with and have access to (if applicable).

This call will remain open until December 23rd - 11:59 pm CST. It's open to EVERYONE including past design team members, however, each candidate will be weighed equally!

Thanks for reading and please share! We will be adding 8-10 designers. So if you'd love the chance, we'd love for you to apply! Please direct ALL questions regarding the DT to me (Angelica) and I'll answer them as quickly as possible. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


Shar said...

OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH!!!! After I catch my breath, I'll be working on a project for my entry!!!! OHHHH MYYYY GOOOOOSH!!! :)

Laura L. Cline said...

OH MY GOSH! I am so excited!!!!!

Nikki Foraker said...

EEEEEKKKKK!!!! Happy crafting peeps!

♥ Nikki ♥

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! What an incredible opportunity!!! Someone lucky Peachy fans are going to be so happy! Thanks for the opportunity - although...I agree it is sad to say goodbye to the current design team!!!

Anonymous said...

This is way to exciting!

~ Creating a Crafty Life ~ said...

Wowzer!!! What a Great opportunity! I will be working on my submission ♥♥♥ Thank you PKS for the chance to work with your Fabulous stamps! The current DT is so Amazing and I've been inspired by them so often ♥

Saundra said...

Wow! I am going to miss some of our Peachy friends! This is such a wonderful opportunity and I know you are going to have such a difficult time choosing! I think I will be looking through my blog to see what I have that would be worthy to submit.

Love my Peachy Keen Stamps!!

Saundra :)

Jeanne said...

Yay!!!! I CAN'T WAIT to get my application in!!! :D

Wendy said...

WOW WOW AND WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!I can't believe this what a wonderful opportunity. I love me some Peachy Keen stamps :)

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness, I'm SO excited! What an awesome opportunity, I will definitely be applying! :) Thanks for giving us all a chance!
Hugs, Christine

DebC said...

OMG this is the dream come true opportunity! I must try out even though i know a gazillion people will. Can't get in if you dont try so try i will! Happy happy happy!
Deb C

Unknown said...

Congrats to my good friend Sheila from She's A Sassy Lady!!! I am one of her monthly deisgners and this could not have happened to a nicer lady!!!

Kate said...

OMG this is so super exciting. Can't wait to try out.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

WOW!!! I am so EXCITED! I LOVE - LOVE - LOVE my Peachy Keen Stamps! Thank you so much for this wonderful gift!

Totally Twisted Cards said...

Super, super exciting news - I'd love to become part of your PK family

Stacy @ ttc

CricutLvr!! said...

Oh my gosh!!! I never thought this day would come!!!!!! So, so excited!!!!! said...

A M A Z I N G!

Cindy :) said...

OMG this is a dream come true, to bad I don't fit the criteria....although I have been crafting with PK stamps for approx 4 yrs, my blog is only 2 months old next week :( Maybe this will happen again and I could try then, I would totally adore designing for PK, who wouldn't!!!
Good luck to everyone that applies, I look forward to following each of you over the next yr!
Maybe I could try to get a guest DT spot sometime :) You never know right....I love PK stamps sooo sooo much, they make every project so adorable, I just finished a baby's first Christmas card not even a half hr ago in fact.I had to come check PK to see if the LFIF winner was announced yet from the recipe challenge??? :)

Cindy :) said...

Sry I forgot to include this in my previous post, how rude of me
Congratulations Jennie, Janice, and Sheila!!

Michelle said...

Seriously your company is the BOMB! and the stamps are freaking adorable.... I ♥ them and it would be a DREAM come true....seriously I kid you not...
Definetly be sending in mine, thanks !!!!

Trail of Treasures said...

Wow, I am blown away! I would have never thought that Peachy Keen would announce this!! I know that both the new and the old team will be phenomenal cuz they're only working with the best stamps and dies EVER!

365 Days of Cricut said...

Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's great news!!!!!!!

Monica said...

Yippie Yie yo Ka yay!!!! This is awesome!! I'm so super excited!! Thanks so super de duper much for this grand opportunity!

Anonymous said...

I JUST OPEN MY BLOG,so i can't do this DT.But i hope to learn from the other what it take to get to that point of becoming DT.I do have a set of peachy keen stamp.
I will be following blog

Linda said...

I'm not ready for that challenge but hopefully after following these blogs I will one day. Thanks for all of the inspriation from all of the creative design team members of Peachy Keen. Love those stamps. Oh! don't forget that now have cut outs for decorative painting. Those Gingerbread characters are adorable. Good Luck to all who enter.

Jen said...

How's awesome!! So exciting...

Jennifer said...

This is so exciting! I've been waiting for this day my whole life... well my whole crafting life that is. :-)

Glora said...

HOLY MOLY!!!! What awesome news!!!! I just got home from vacation and what an AWESOME surprise! Good luck everyone! HUGS- Glora

Lisa said...

Congratulations to the winners, especially Sheila. I am one of her designers and I am so happy for her to win some Peachy goodness. OMG, this is such an honor to have an opportunity to design for the Peachiest Blog in town. The original DT has been such an inspiration to many and they have posted the most gorgeous projects. Good Luck to everyone that enters.

My Quilling Nest said...

What an awesome opportunity! You guys are the Best of the Best!!!!!
Quilly Hugs,
Linda K.

Craft Me This said...

Just finished the 6th day of Emma's 12 Days of Christmas Hop and got the word from her that my favorite
stamp company is having a DT call.
WOW that would be amazing to be on the Peachy Keen Design Team. I am ready and excited to be able to apply.

Kathy said...

This is so cool!

tndj said...

Love to be on the team but woe is me. I do not have a blog.

Pookie said...

I'm in. TKS.


Jennie Garcia said...

So excited for winning!! Yay at least I can comment my blogger was not being nice. I am working on my submission :D TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Got2BCrafting said...

Wow... how fun would it be to be a part of the PKS family! I have to admit tho, I am REALLY REALLY going to miss those DT members who are not returning... everyone is truly an amazing talent!! Good luck to all the applicant. :)

Cheryl Walker said...

woohooo im super excited to see that you are having this open DT Call, ive been wondering when or if you would have one :) I will have to submit all info soon, thank you for this opportunity :)

scrapperbecka said...

YAY! I am so super excited! I can't wait to send in my entry! I love PKS!

~Paola~ said...

I can't believe I am JUST reading of this AWESOME opportunity only now...right on the eleventh hour U may say!!
Thanks so much for such amazing opportunity...I am definetly going to consider this!

jjlarson said...

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas this year is for the gals at PKS to give me the news that I have been one of the lucky one's selected to be part of their awesome team. This would even save you a trip down our chimney.
Thank You,
Jami Larson

Nicole said...

AMAZING OPPOURTUNITY, who wouldn't want to apply. Good luck to all the ladies applying.

crazyaboutcricut said...

So beyond amazing!! Just sent in my application. Thanks for giving us a chance to join the PKS family :)