Monday, January 30, 2012

Cupid's Sting :: Amy Crockett

Hello Peachy friends!!  This is Amy with a fun project using the new Cupid's Sting stamp set.  I just love Valentine's Day and this adorable image is so fun color with my Copic markers.  Isn't his expression fabulous?!?  I added some white gel pen accents to the colored image and a gold colored paint pen to color in the halo as well as some glossy accents to the heart on the arrow.  I then cut it out with my Large Circle Nestabilities set. 

I also embossed the edges with my Nestabilites in my Cuttlebug and then added some blue ink with my ink blending tool and two shades of blue.  I used the lighter one first and moved in closer to the image and then with the darker color, I just stayed closer to the outside making sure to blend it all together again with the lighter color.
I finished it all up with some ribbon, bakers twine, a button, glitter, a doily, and some pen stitching.  I hope that this has inspired you to get some stamping done for cards to send to loved ones this Valentine's Day!!


*Cardstock - Bazzill
*Patterned paper - Pink Paislee
*Stamps - Cupid's Sting by Peachy Keen Stamps
*Ink - Memento (black), Stampin' Up! (blues)
*Markers - Copic
*Die cuts - Cuttlebug and Nestabilities
*Pen - Zig (black), Uni-ball (white)
*Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
*Twine - The Twinery
*Glossy accents and Ink blending tool- Ranger 
*Glitter - Martha Stewart
*Other - button, doily

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sweet Heart Decorating :: Glorajean Beardall

Hello sweet Peachy Keen fans. This is Glora from Glora's Crafts and today I have a fun Valentine's Day decor item to share with you. These cute little dangling decorations are very simple to make and are about 2 feet long. I made 3 different ones and I'm planning on using them as Valentine's Day decorations.

Are you interested in making some of these? Well here is what I used to make them. First, I cut this heart from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge at 5". I cut 3 white scalloped hearts and 6 pink hearts so that I could make them double sided. They swirl around a little and I wanted both sides to be equally as cute. For the adorable faces I used some of the beautiful 4" face stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps. Yes that is right 4" faces. I'm completely in love with them and my mind has been swimming with all the possibilities. I used the faces called, PKK-03 4" Happy Lash Simple SmilePKK-05 4" Happy Lashes - Open Mouth and PKK-06 4" Happy Lash Mouth Open w/ Tongue Out.

Here is a little closer look at the face with the tongue out:

For the swirl piece all I did was take a spiral shape from the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge. Here is a picture of what it looks like when it is first cut out:

I cut it at 4 1/2" but you could cut it smaller or larger depending on how long you want yours to be. I punched a hole in the piece at the very center and one at the end of the spiral. Then I put some twine through the holes and tied a knot to make some little loops. The top twine loop so that I can hang my decoration up and the bottom one is to attach the dangling double sided hearts. The weight of the heart on the middle part pulls the spiral down and makes a long whimsical decoration.

I think I will be making some of these for each holiday using these awesome 4" faces. I'm thinking shamrocks, easter eggs, ghosts, snowflakes, the possibilities are endless...

I also want to show you a close up of each heart real quick because I think these faces make the hearts look SO sweet! Just imagine how cute these hearts would look as a 5" shaped card for Valentine's Day.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired to try something fun and different. Have a super Peachy day! Hugs- Glora

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

February Stamp Kit of the Month and Peachy Picks Kit Reveal!!

I know you've been waiting, and I'm thrilled to reveal our
and our 

Just imagine all the fun you can create with these festive St. Patrick's day sentiments mixed with faces that are fabulous for ANY day! Create your own custom little characters with feet and arms that whimsically fit right to the face (once punched out on a sheet of cardstock).

Look at the FUN add-on stamps Kathy also created to match this kit - including a leprechaun and TWO coordinating background images. These sets are not included in the kit, but can be purchased separately for all to enjoy! (psst...those Action Wobbles are PERFECT for the heads you can create with this month's stamp kit!)

Also available in a club subsription are our NEW "Peachy Picks" papercrafting kits!
The new February Kit is available now.
Subscribe through February 25th to receive this month's kit!

DoBea has coordinated a phenomenal kit that contains everything you need to start creating your St Patty's Day greetings or just for every day! Maya Road buttons, canvas banners, and scrumptious natural twine in a rustic kraft and a navy blue will provide endless uses! The Echo Park Times & Seasons 6x6 paper pad is filled with a soft-vintage feel in masculine-friendly papers like the fun little mustache pattern! Check out all the goodies you get in this month's kit!
  • 9 sheets of coordinating 8.5 x 11" heavyweight cardstock 
  • 1 6x6 pattern paper pad - Echo Park "Times & Seasons"
  • 1 package of Maya Road Canvas Banners (as shown)
  • 1 package of Maya Road Wooden Buttons (as shown)
  • 1 yard of sheer olive ribbon (as shown)
  • 5 yards of rustic navy twine (as shown)
  • 5 yards of rustic natural twine (as shown)
  • 4 acrylic shamrocks (pre-cut, as shown)
  • 1 package of (5) wooden embellishment banners
So whatcha guys think? Pretty fun, huh?
Here's even more GOOD NEWS
Our Kits are NOW available to all of our International friends!!!
Just CLICK HERE to find the subscription option for you!
Don't forget, we're giving away one of each add-on stamp sets HERE.
Enter by midnight tonight! Winners announced tomorrow.
Good LUCK and thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

GIVEAWAY + More February Peeks!

So who's ready for some more sneak peeks?!
And even a little giveaway - or THREE!

Check out the ADORABLE characters you can create with the faces in this set! I love the St. Patrick's sentiment as well as the others perfect for everyday!

Remember that Rainbow DoBea created yesterday? Use the cloud as foam on a fun beer mug!

Check out my Clean and Simple take using a balloon punch and one of the "Happy Birthday" sentiments in the Stamp Kit of the Month! This would be a great masculine card!

All samples were made using stamps from the Kit of the Month and our Peachy Picks Kit!
(Each kit is sold separately.)


Kathy also designed three ADORABLE add-on stamps
that will be released tomorrow, too!

And GUESS WHAT? We want to give one of each away just to three lucky commenters on this post!
Simply leave a comment here letting us know what your favorite holiday is!

You have until tomorrow January 25th 11:59 pm EST to enter in this giveaway.
Good LUCK! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

February Stamp Kit of the Month and Peachy Picks Sneak Peek!

Hey Peachies! 
We're almost ready to unveil a NEW Peachy Keen Stamp Kit of the Month and 
a NEW Peachy Picks Kit! If you're a subscriber to either of our new clubs, you already received a Special Preview in your email box yesterday. 
If not, you're in for some fun because we have the previews right here! The full kits will be unveiled on Wednesday, January 25th.

So you ready for your first peek?

Check out what DoBea, Kathy & I created for you today:




All samples were made using stamps from the Kit of the Month and our Peachy Picks Kit!
(Each kit is sold separately.)

Join us again tomorrow for MORE samples, peeks, and a giveaway!

Speaking of giveaways...
THANK YOU for your excitement and enthusiasm over the past few weeks about our new subscription clubs!! 

The winner of the $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE is...
CarolynG said...
WOW!! FABULOUS!! I would LOVE to see a Birthday theme. Also would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see a tooth theme. I just came from Ruthie (SeptemberNinth) blog and she did a tooth card and I think it would be so AWESOME to have a tooth stamp with PK faces and a few sentiments. Keep up the great work you all are FABULOUS!!
January 10, 2012 8:46 AM

Congratulations, Carolyn! Please email me (angelica at peachykeenstamps dot com) and I'll hook ya up with that gift certificate!

Thanks for stopping by everyone, see you back here tomorrow with more previews!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Krafty Penguin :: Nikki Foraker

Hello! Nikki here with a sweet little penguin card. I started by cutting the Winter Character With Stocking Hat die. Onto that I stamped the Penguin Girl. I then stamped the Penguin Girl a few more times onto kraft cardstock and on patterned paper from the awesomePeachy Picks Kit. I then paper pieced this little cutie together.  See, just because the "holiday" season is over doesn't mean you can't still use the adorable stamps that came out during that time...switch up your patterned papers and colors and BAM you've got a sweet Valentine's Day card. :) 
Here you can see the sparkle I added to the ice and hat by using my favorite Ice Crystal Glitter Paint. This stuff is AWESOME! It's clear and sparkles just like stardust stickles BUT it's great because you can use a brush and get complete control with it. LOVE THAT! The sentiment is from the Cupid's Sting set. 

Have a PeachyKeen day! 
♥ Nikki ♥

p.s. No need to adjust your monitors, yes, that is a kraft penguin. My love for kraft knows no bounds. ;)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I {heart} You Monster :: Cristina Garcia

Hello Everyone it's Cristina from Crafting with Cristina!

Today I am sharing with you a super cute valentine's day card that I have created using PK-693 Monster Mash Faces 1 1/8" and PK-296 XOXOXOXO A-2 Background Stamp. I wanted to showcase the versatility of these adorable Peachy Keen Stamps that Kathy has created.

Not only Does the "face" make the project, but using the xoxo background stamp adds alot of interest to the brown cardstock which would otherwise look plain. 


**This project was 100% designed and cut using My Silhouette Cameo and Make the Cut software

**The card base shape and Layers shapes are of my own creation.

**The card is roughly 5x7. i think slightly larger.. but that's okay I will just have to make my own envelope for this one.

The brown paper cardstock is Papertrey ink Dark Chocolate stamped with the XOXO Background stamp using Stampin Up Early Expresso Ink. All of the edges are Inked with Walnut Stain Tim Holtz Distress ink.

The Pattern Paper is from YT24023 Yours Truly 6x6 by Echo Park.

After I cut out my cute little monster with my Cameo I then proceed to ink various parts of the body with different ink colors. I inked the Blue Body with Stampin up Baja Breeze and TIm Holtz Walnut Stain Distress ink, and the horns and hair I inked with Stampin up Pretty in Pink and Tim Hotlz Distress ink.

I then assembled the monster and went doodle overboard like always :) with my White Gelly Roll Pen Medium Point.

I stamped the adorable face, bringing my monster to life using PK-693 Monster Mash Faces 1 1/8" and Paper trey Ink True Black ink. I added the white of the eyes and doodling with my gelly roll pen.

The Rosy cheeks were created using a dry paint brush and Riding Hood Red Stampin Up ink.

I created the Mini Banner using Various SVG/ Font files from Lettering Delights (please see my blog for more specific info).

I finished the project off with some red Swiss Dot grosgrain ribbon that I bought at michael's ages ago, and a black button. I tied some accent bows using Cherry Cobbler baker's twine from Timeless Twine. My personal favorite.

I hope you enjoy this project, and that it inspires you to use your Peachy Keen Stamps in a Fun creative way. 

I will also be showcasing two additional Projects over on my blog as well...

here are some sneakie Peakies!

Thanks for reading, and see you again real soon

Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine Wood Doll by Amanda Bodine

Hey crafty friends, this is Amanda from Amanda's Crafts and More..I am so excited to be sharing my project with all of you amazing Peachy Keen Fans... So, for my project today I decided to create an adorable Valentine Wood Doll.. I came across this idea on Pinterest ( the original project can from the "Going Sew Crazy" blog).. I changed up the design of the doll a bit and of course I Peachified her sweet face using the New January Stamp Kit of the Month.. I just love how my doll turned out and I really hope you like her too :0)

Here's a photo tutorial on how I put the doll together

Here are the supplies I used:
*PKSC-01 Peachy Keen Stamp Club- SUBSCRIPTION (Peachy Keen)
*Wood Dowel Cap (1 1/2")
*Wood Toy Wheel (2" x 5/8")
*Wood Dowel (3/16" x 6")
*Wood heart (1 1/2")
*Pipe Cleaner (flesh colored)
*Fabric (cut in a 6" circle)
*Acrylic Paint (flesh, black, white, hot pink & black glitter)
* Ink (black & bright pink)
*White Pen
*Copic Markers (BG02 New Blue & RV 02Sugared Almond Pink)
*Foam Sheet
*Hot Glue Gun
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my project :0)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Introducing Peachy Keen Clubs!

Hey Peachies!! 
You asked for it, so we did it!! 
We're SUPER DUPER excited to introduce you to
not ONE but TWO subscription-based clubs for you to join!

Maybe you only want to have our STAMP KIT of the MONTH delivered to your mailbox?
We now have a CLUB for that.

What's included in the Stamp Kit of the Month?
You'll always receive an 8.5x11" stamp set with at least 4-5 stampable images 
(Our intro January kit contains hearts in two different sizes, cherubs and an angel)
and you'll always get sentiments and faces to coordinate
PERFECTLY with your images!

BENEFITS while you're in the STAMP KIT OF THE MONTH Club:
  • An additional 10% off PROMO CODE included in your kit package.
  • Automatic shipping/billing
  • $10 savings as a kit club member (these kits are normally sold for $39.95+shipping, but they're yours for $29.95 - and includes shipping!) Please visit our SOTM Club page for full details.
The stamp kit will coordinate perfectly with our Peachy Picks - our NEW Papercrafting Kit!
This kit will be coordinated by Kathy and DoBea every month and will include everything you need to create 18 A2 cards! 6x6 paper, 8.5 x 11" cardstock, and coordinating embellishments will be carefully selected to provide you with tons of options!

Here's a Peek of January's PEACHY PICKS Kit that's available NOW!

"Peachy Picks" is a separate kit club that ships automatically to you each month.
Each kit is only $24.95 and already includes shipping! Sweet!
Please click HERE to view full details of the Peachy Picks Club.

Be sure to check out the other NEWLY released adorable coordinating stamp images available now!

Here's some samples to get your mojo going:
Designed by: Angelica Suarez

Designed by: DoBea Alberts

Designed by: DoBea Alberts (image colored by Kathy)

Designed by: Kathy Jakopovich
Designed by Nikki Foraker
Designed by Nikki Foraker

Designed by: Kathy Jakopovich

SO...what do you think? Fun, right?
How about a little giveaway?
Leave a comment below letting us know what theme you'd love to see in the Stamp Kit of the Month, and we'll give away a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to one lucky winner!

Ready - SET? GO!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Introducing the 2012 Design Team!

Everyone's been waiting SO patiently and I'm THRILLED to reveal to our 
2012 Design Team
As some of you read on our Facebook page, picking 8-10 designers was really, really hard. As of last Saturday, I still had only narrowed down our entries to about 50 people. We took a look at each application and tried to pull in designers from a wide variety of crafty expertise. Scrapbookers, Card Makers, Home Decor, etc. You name it and I'm sure you'll see it in 2012! We're still getting everyone settled in, and will have bios and more coming soon. But for now, here they are, we're thrilled to welcome them to the Peachy Family!!

Amanda Bodine

Amy Crockett

Cristina Garcia

 Glorajean Beardall

 Heather Hoffman

 Jennie Garcia

 Kristi Bennett

 Lauren Brewer

 Leanne Garner

 Melissa Haas

 Michelle Criswell

 Raven Baca

Saundra Rega

And welcoming back the following 
Peachy Keen Alumni as designers for 2012:

 Heidi Anne Giebel
Senior Designer
Senior Designer/Community Manager
Senior Designer/Design Team Lead

Senior Designer/Tutorial Expert

Welcome back and welcome aboard ladies! We're so glad to have you here!!
Once again, a HUGE thanks to everyone who applied for this call. There were SO MANY wonderful and talented people who responded and I can't tell you how honored we are to know there are so many Peachy fans out there. We hope you'll keep coming back to play along in our CHALLENGES (resuming next week) as well as hang out with us at the PK CONNECTION
LOTS of fun things in store for 2012!!!

Crafty Hugs,