Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Holiday Cookie Layout :: Cristina Garcia

Happy Wednesday!

It's Cristina from Crafting with Cristina and today I am sharing a scrapbook page that I recently completed using my Peachy Keen Stamps.

I know summer just started but for some reason I love catching up on my Holiday scrapbooking during the off-season. Usually around holiday time I am so overwhelmed with all of my giant to-do lists and family gatherings, that I can't do much crafting and just pick up a few stacks of paper to use at a later time.

In this layout I am using  PKS-02 Gingerbread Girl  and PKS-14 Gingerbread Boy
All of the pattern paper is from DCWV The Christmas Combo Stack. 

This is a realtivly simple layout that I used since all of my photos were 4x6. I just layed them side by side across the layout and cut out a 6.25x12 piece of red cardstock to mat them on.

I cut one photo small to focus on the center of the image, and cut a cardstock just 1/4 inch larger. I am sorry but I do not remember the exact dimensions of the smaller photo

I then cut  a 7x12 piece of Script Pattern Cardstock and Inked the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink and adhered it to the center of my 12x12 Kraft Cardstock

I traced a piece of 12x12 scalloped bazzil cardstock onto the back of the Diagonal Striped 12x12 paper, and hand cut it with scissors. I then Inked the edges with my Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink, and cut it in half.

The title is by Samantha Walker purchased from the Silhouette online store (here) cut from Green Ivy Pattern Cardstock


For my peachy Cuties I had stampted them on a piece of heavy Weight Cream Cardstock and paper pieced them with Kraft Cardstock, and Pattern papers from the DCWV stack. For the whites of the icing, I colored the kraft with my white pentel paint pen, and added stickles for a glittery shine. I then cut them out and mounted them on heart doily.

I finished the layout with some Cherry Cobbler Timeless Twine , white buttons, and some doodling with my white pentel paint pen.

I hope you enjoyed this layout and I've inspired you to put some of your Peachy Keen Stamps in your scrapbooking. Using Stamps rather than die cuts in scrapbooking makes a very quick project.

This layout was completed in 45 mins start to finish.

Have a fanstastic day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Kitty Notebook Tutorial :: Amy Crockett

Hello and Happy Memorial Day Peachy Friends!!  This is Amy from Scrapping Mommy and I am here to share with you a cute kitty notebook and a tutorial on how I alter spiral bound notebooks.

First thing you need to do is to remove the spiral binding.  You do this by using a pair of round nosed pliers and carefully bend the wire at both ends so that you can twist it off.  Be careful to keep all the papers together so that you don't have to try and get all the holes to line up at the end.  Set the papers and back cover aside.

Next,  you want to measure the front cover.  I usually replace the notebook cover because lately I can only find them in plastic and the papers don't stick too well to them.  I have a huge stack of chipboard that I bought at some clearance center that I use.  Don't toss the front cover, you need it as a template.  I measure the original cover and then use a heavy duty paper trimmer to trim the new front cover to fit exactly.

I then cut out my cute little kitty with my Cricut and the Meow Lite cartridge.  I used the new Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps to add an adorable face to my kitty.  I then used a pen and chalk to add some details to the face.  The label that I have the kitty on is from Elegant Edges.  I added some pen stitching to it.

I then added some fun patterned paper to the front cover (with the same measurements that I had when I cut the chipboard cover.  I add a little pen stitching around the edges of that as well.

Now take your original cover and use it as a template to make the holes in the left side of the front cover.  I used a pencil to outline all the holes and then punched them out with a good hole punch.

All that is left is to re-assemble the notebook and add a name to the front.  I chose my daughter because she loves notebooks and kitties, so this is the best of both worlds for her.  I can't wait to give it to her.

Here is a close up of that adorable little kitty darn cute!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Don't forget that there is an amazing sale going on over at the Peachy Keen Stamps website through tomorrow.......hurry over before it ends!!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Bloom Where You're Planted Layout :: Michelle Criswell

Hey Guys! Angelica here real quick to share some FUN stuff coming up this weekend before I share Michelle's beautiful project with you.
We have a PHENOMENAL sale going on starting tomorrow through Tuesday.
We have never had a sale with such a sweet discount PLUS a FREE stamp before!!
Be sure to log on tomorrow morning to take additional discounts off retiring stamps...again, something we HARDLY do, but we're excited about it and hope you are too!

29% OFF + a FREE stamp 
with your order*!
*one free stamp per person. Kit club items, SVGs and gift certificates are excluded

Saturday, May 26 - 12:01 am CDT - Tuesday, May 29 - 11:59 pm CDT 

Now for today's project....

Hi Everyone !!! It's Michelle from Scrappin with my bug !!!
I've been really trying to catch up on my kids scrapbooks these past few months... I start a new scrapbook every year on their birthday so when they leave home they will have 18 books to take with them LOL !!!

I'm so excited to be up to December of 2011. As I was scrapping, I saw this photo and it reminded me of the current photo challenge which is of a peacock feather, and I knew this would be perfect !!!
I used Peachy Keen Funny Flowers for the big flower with the face on it, and the cute stamped butterfly up on the banner piece!

I also used PK-564 Teamwork for the sentiment.
This is one of my favorite always reminds me of my two little girls named after flowers. In the picture is my daughter Lily and my youngest is Poppy~

Make sure you join us over at the Peachy Keen Challenge blog!!! Today is a brand NEW challenge and we LOVE to see what you make !!!!

Thanks so much !!! If you need any other info on products used you can visit me at
Scrappin with my Bug !!!
Michelle ~

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tiki Time :: Melissa Haas

Hello Peachy Friends! I just finished decorating a frame 
I just love the fun mix of stamps in this set. It was just
my luck that the flower stamp fit right in the center
of my frame.  The paper lanterns are stamped on
origami paper. The tiki torches are in this set too,
 along with the eyes that I added on my three tiki totems. 

The tiki torches have fiber on them to make them look "fiery".
The banner on the drink is from
PK-105 Happy Hour.
And my little lime's face is from PK-112 Cherub Faces.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Enjoy your week!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Just Grillin' :: Saundra Rega

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog!

Saundra here from Luv Scrapping Together.

With Memorial Day just a week away, I thought it would be fun to show you how you can use your Peachy Keen Stamps to create a fun invitation.

I created a pocket envelope and a postcard with a pull tab. The May Peachy Pick's collection is the perfect color pallet for this invitation.

Some of the elements on my invitation were computer generated but several Peachy Keen Stamps used to embellish. Our little chef comes from PK-114 Hot Diggity Dog. I colored him with my Copics.

For the invitation itself, I used PK-114 Hot Diggity Dog  for the hamburger, PK-116 We go together for "Bon Appetit", PKSC-05 for "Just Grillin'," and PK-117 Picnic Tablecloth Background.

I hope I've given you a fun way to create an invitation.

For more pictures visit my blog: Luv Scrapping Together

Happy Crafting, Peachies!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sweet Kitty Layout + Thank You Card :: Heidi Anne Giebel

Hello all my Peachy Friends, 
For this Friday post I have a couple of special treats for you. First off, I created a layout using PK-110 Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment! This set is one of my new favorites! I just absolutely adore how the little whiskers are separate! It gives the set such a personal touch because no two kitty faces are exactly the same!! LOVE!!

My second creation are some Thank you cards that I made for my nephew, Colin, to give for the gifts he received at his First Holy Communion. For these cards I used PK-642 Boy Mates Face Assortment. I also put the little boy onto an Action Wobble! Those little wobbles really make the card come alive!! The sentiment came from the PKSC-04 April 2012 Stamp of the Month Club Kit.

That's my nephew in the frame behind the card...I'm just a proud Auntie!!

Thanks for stopping by the Peachy Keen Stamps blog!!
Love, Heidi

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shadow Box :: Raven Baca

Hey everyone. Raven here from Love4stamps and I am so excited to share a project with you all today.

I've really been working on decorating the house with personal touches here and there. So here is the first of many. I hope you all like it.

 Here is a close up of the fabulous bear! ;)

So this is a Shadow Box Picture frame that I put together and then I added a cutie pie little bear and stamped on the Happy Go Lucky Dog Face Assortment face on it. I am so in love with these faces.

Thank you all so much for stopping by!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day :: Nikki Foraker

Hello! Happy Friday to you! It's Nikki here with a card today I made using 3 different stamp sets. Firstly, I Stamped the watering can with flowers stamp from the Happy Flowers and Cheerful Phrases set a few times on patterned paper and kraft so I could do some paper piecing. The papers I used are from the Hello Summer collection by Echo Park. I stamped the greeting from the Happy Mother's Day set onto the watering can and white heat embossed it. 
The adorable faces on the flowers are from the brand new May 2012 Stamp Kit of the Month set. 

I hope you have a fabulous peachy weekend!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


WOW!  We were SO happy with the fantastic turn out for our Peachy Keen Alumni Blog Hop!  Did our Peachy Keen Alumni knock it out of the park, or what?   The are all SO amazing!! 

It was  great to see all the wonderful projects, and from the comments, it seems that our Peachy Keen  friends sure enjoyed them, too!  Thank you ALL  very much for hopping along with us and sharing your encouraging comments!  Our Peachy Keen friends/fans are THE BEST!!!!!

Three of our designers were chosen to draw a random winner from the comments on their blogs, and the results are as follows:

The winner of the $20 Gift Certificate from Joanna Bandelin's Blog is:  

The winner of the $30 Gift Certificate from Heidi Giebel's Blog Is:

The winner of the $50 Gift Certificate from Vivienne Holden's Blog Is:

TO ALL OUR WINNERS!  You will be contacted soon if you haven't been already to let you know how to claim your prizes!! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

That's What Friends Are For Alumni Blog Hop

Good morning!  Are you ready for some hopping?  Well, we sure hope so, because we've gathered our Peachy Keen Alumni Designers
for a fun-filled two days of blog hopping, and we are Thrilled to have you join us for all the fun!

That's What Friends Are For
is our theme, and The hop starts and ends here on the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.

We've got a fabulous line up of our Alumni Desingers who have been busy creating wonderful things for you to enjoy for inspiration.  No blog hop would be complete without prizes, and have we got some GREAT prizes for YOU!  

We have three gift certificates to give away!

One $20 Gift Certificate
One $30 Gift Certificate
One $50 Gift Certificate

To be ENTERED to Win you will want to be sure to visit all blogs on this hop and leave a comment.  You'll also want to end the hop back here on the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog, and leave us a comment letting us know you completed the hop.  We don't know which designers will be awarding  prizes, so it's important that you leave a comment on each blog in order to have the best chance at winning one of the above amazing prizes!    You have through Tuesday to hop with us and winners will be announced here on Wednesday.

Now let's get on with the hop!  You'll begin with the talented Emma Aguilar's Blog.  Below, you'll find a complete list of stops should you happen to lose your way.

Erin Lee Schreiner

Don't forget to leave your comment here telling us you've completed the hop.  Thanks for joining us for this very special Peachy Keen Alumni Blog Hop!  It's all about sharing and having fun, because...
That's What Friends Are For!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Release :: Reveal and Party Time!

Good Evening Peachies, thank you SO much for joining us this week for our May Release!
We're partying it up all weekend long and you'll have until Tuesday to join in our challenges!

After you take a peek at all the new releases below, be sure to visit our 
on the PK Connection!

Without further ado, here are the May Releases:
MAY Stamp Kit of the Month
ADD-ON sets:

Hot Diggity Dog!
We Go Together
Picnic Tablecloth
Let's Ketchup!

Peachy Picks Kit
Be sure to visit our website for more information on each set and samples of each!
This is a summer collection you will love having in your craft room - so perfect for any occasion!

Thanks for joining us!

Friday, May 4, 2012

May Release :: Sneak Peeks - Day 3!

Ok guys, here it is! OUR LAST DAY of sneak peeks!
I can't wait to show you what our designers have in store for you today, and 
TOMORROW is our release day! WHOO HOO!!
Here's a quick recap of some of the amazing things you'll get when you sign up for the 
May Stamp Kit of the Month!

  • $29.95/month includes Priority Shipping
  • Automatic shipping and billing - you don't have to remember to order and you'll always be guaranteed to be one of the first to receive the latest set!
  • 8.5" x 11" of clear, cling, pre-cut, ready-to-mount stamps.There are never any repeats, and Kathy designs each kit to work perfectly with upcoming holidays, seasons, and themes!
And now, our last PEEKS before tomorrow's release! Be sure to visit us here on our blog and on the PK CONNECTION for exclusive giveaways, challenges, and more inspiration.
Amanda Bodine
Glorajean Beardall
Amy Crockett
Cristina Garcia
Angelica Suarez
Alright ladies and gentlemen, that's it 'til tomorrow and you WON'T want to miss our fantastic release party happing on the PK CONNECTION tomorrow at 6 pm CDT! See ya there!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Release :: Sneak Peeks - Day 2!

Hello and Good Morning Everyone!
Welcome back to DAY 2 of our SNEAK PEEKS!

I am so glad you are feeling as inspired as I am looking at these fabulous summery cards and projects! Our design team outdid themselves yet again showcasing our 
May Stamp Kit of the Month!
If you're not a member yet, just wait 'til Saturday -
you're gonna want to get in on this!
  • $29.95/month includes Priority Shipping
  • Automatic shipping and billing - you don't have to remember to order and you'll always be guaranteed to be one of the first to receive the latest set!
  • 8.5" x 11" of clear, cling, pre-cut, ready-to-mount stamps. There are never any repeats, and Kathy designs each kit to work perfectly with upcoming holidays, seasons, and themes!
Check out what our designers whipped up to get your wheels turnin':

Michelle Criswell
Jennie Garcia
Lauren Brewer
Melissa Haas
Heather Hoffman

What do you think? Pretty sweet, huh? Join us again tomorrow for even more sneak peeks and don't forget about our RELEASE PARTY happening on Saturday!
TONS of prizes, challenges, and giveaways! You won't want to miss it!
Thanks for stopping by - see ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Release :: Sneak Peeks - Day 1!

Good Morning Peachies!  
Welcome to another week of fun new releases! 
We are starting MAY out with some Summer-themed inspiration to get your mojo going for all those backyard barbeques, get togethers, and cool summer nights!

These stamps won't be available until Saturday, but we're going to give you some ideas and inspiration to get your ideas going before then!

Most of these stamps you'll see this week are from the  
May Stamp Kit of the Month Club.
However, you might see a few of our add-on sets sprinkled in throughout the week, so make sure you double check each package carefully in our store on Sunday to be sure you're getting exactly what inspired you! 

May Kit Members receive our Stamp of the Month kit for only $24.95 + $5.00 shipping (U.S.)!
If you buy this kit separately, it costs $39.95 + shipping so the savings are AMAZING!!!

So without further ado, I'll let our some of our Design Team members show you just how FABULOUS these kits are.
Don't forget that we also have our Peachy Picks Club - a monthly papercrafting kit that contains coordinating paper, embellishments and trims! I've noted a "P*" next to samples that have used our Peachy Picks kit for May.
Nikki Foraker - P*
Lorie Souther - P*
Kristi Bennett
DoBea Alberts - P*
Saundra Rega

Heidi Anne Giebel
Raven Baca
I hope you're as excited as I am for Saturday - be sure to visit us over on the Peachy Keen Connection as we get ready for our Release Party on May 5th!! Lorie has rallied some of our incredible designers together for fun challenges, prizes, and Peachy conversation on Saturday.

See you tomorrow, thanks so much for popping by!