Monday, July 26, 2010

Good Morning Friends!

For today's post I have used The Cottage Cutz Hummingbird die. I love birds and this hummingbird die is a beauty!

I have been enjoying Lorie's technique of using white cardstock and then coloring the images. I colored my die cuts with copics and used a white gel pen for highlights. I hope you like it.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The WINNER of the Cow Peeker is....

The Winner of the Cow Peeker die from The Scrapping Cottage is....


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Blogger Melissa said...

Adorable, simply adorable...would love to have this die cut and thanks so much for giving us a chance to win it!!

Congratulations Melissa! Please send me your email address so I can forward it to Joanne at The Scrapping Cottage. Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

And the WINNER is....

The number chosen at random was 270.


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The winner is of the $15 Peachy Keen Gift Certificate is...

Blogger Ro said...

these animals are so cute!

littlemissfattypants at yahoo dot com

Congratulations Ro. I will forward your email address to Peachy Keen. Thanks so much for all the comments!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More Blog Hop Candy!!! YAY!!!

Good morning everyone!
Joanne from The Scrapping Cottage has offered a prize to one lucky winner that will be chosen at random. Please leave only one comment. Thanks for all the wonderful comments from the blog hop. The Peachy Keen prize and The Scrapping Cottage prize will be chosen, at random, by Sunday, July 25, 2010. Each designer will be offering the die they used for the blog hop, brand new of course, so be sure and check the other Peachy Keen Designers blogs for more chances to win! I have created another Cow Peeker to showcase the die I am offering as the prize. This die comes with 3 faces. Aren't his buck teeth cute. Good luck to all, and remember one comment only on this post to win the cow die. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #33

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!

Time for another fun Peachy Keen Challenge! Angelica provided us with a fun sketch, so I hope you will play along!

For my card, I used Pk-402 and Pk-404.
Here is the sketch.
and here is my card.
The images were colored with copics. I placed clear plastic over the door and windows using glue dots to adhere. I put tombow white glue on the window corners and sprinkled with glitter. I cut the holly from some patterned paper to frame the door. I used my score-pal on the white background paper to make it look like siding. Finished card size is 5x7. Thanks for stopping by!

You won't want to miss what the other designers have created. Click here for some fabulous inspiration!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Blog Hop is Finally Here!!!

Good Morning Friends!

The Blog Hop is finally here. The Scrapping Cottage and Peachy Keen Stamps have teamed up to create some adorable Cottage Cutz dies, with the super cute and familiar faces of Peachy Keen, drawn by artist and owner Kathy Jakopovich.

If you have arrived here from Lorie's blog, you are in the right place. If not you will want to start at the beginning by clicking here. Each Peachy Keen designer is giving away a $15.00 gift certificate to Peachy Keen. All you need to do is visit every stop along the way and leave a comment with a way to contact you, for a chance to win.

For my card, I used the Cow Peeker. I think these dies are so stinkin' cute!

I used white cardstock to cut the cow from, then colored the nose and hooves with copics.
For the feed sack I used PK-205 .
I used a scrap of a lemon produce bag, to make the sack look sort of like burlap. The gingham circle
is a piece of chipboard, as is the black heart, purchased from Michael's.
Thanks so much for stopping by! The next stop will be Nikki's. These exclusive sets will be available for purchase starting today through July 26th. Complete details may be found here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Peachy Keen and Cottage Cutz - Last sneak peek!!

Ok, everyone, this is it. We've saved the best for last of these 14 incredible new die sets by The Scrapping Cottage featuring designs by Kathy Jakopovich, founder and designer for Peachy Keen Stamps. Each die set (except the Happy Bird package) will come with two to three Peachy Keen Face stamps to coordinate with your shapes!

The dies will be available for pre-order tomorrow on both Peachy Keen Stamps and The Scrapping Cottage. Single sets will be discounted 15%, or 25% off the entire collection for one week only! Pre-sale ends July 26th. Orders begin shipping the second week in August.

Join us tomorrow, July 19th @ 9 a.m. CST for a special BLOG HOP featuring projects using every single one of these dies - you get to see them in action before you buy them! Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you back here tomorrow!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sneak Peek #2

We've got our die cutting machines revved up and ready to go! Our designers are working on some super fun projects to showcase these beautiful new dies and stamps! Are you ready for your second peek? You might recognize our fun peach from our Faceless Fruit set, we think she is just PERFECT! Don't forget, tomorrow is our last SNEAK PEEK before the BIG HOP on Monday, July 19th. Our designers are going to have some "peachy" prizes for you and Peachy Keen Stamps will also have AN AWESOME prize lined up for you! You won't want to miss it!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Exciting News!

Exciting News!

The Scrapping Cottage and Peachy Keen Stamps have teamed up to bring you amazingly crisp die sets featuring some of Kathy Jakopovich’s most whimsical and fun {and we like FUN} designs! And guess what? You’ll even receive coordinating Peachy Keen faces with your Cottage Cutz ® die shapes! Whaaaat!? This is so much fun; The Scrapping Cottage and Peachy Keen Stamps have never offered a bundle like this before, and it will be pre-sold exclusively on The Scrapping Cottage and Peachy Keen Stamps’ websites starting Monday, July 19th.

Which sets, you ask? Well, we’re gonna show you. But only a few right now. We’ll show you a few more tomorrow, and then the last bunch on Sunday. Are you ready to see the first sneak peek? Here you go!

Don’t miss our {BLOG HOP} featuring samples from ALL the new packages

Monday, July 19th

These die and stamp packages will be available with a {special PRE-ORDER PRICE} beginning Monday, July 19th on

The Scrapping Cottage

Peachy Keen Stamps

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hang In There!

Good morning friends! For today's card I used Frog with branch, and Snail. I tried Lorie's suggestion and cut out my image with white cardstock. I used Copics to color the die cuts. I freehand cut the clouds with scissors and inked the edges in blue. There are so many adorable dies at The Scrapping Cottage! Click here to take a look.
I apologize for the poor quality picture. The card looks much better in real life.
Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Good Morning Peachy Keen Fans! Challenge 32

Hello Everyone! Time for another Peachy Keen Challenge! Here are the requirements for Challenge 32.

Summer Destinations Challenge

"Create a card drawing inspiration from your favorite vacation destination!
Also must use one of the three "B"s: Buttons, Brads or Bling".

One random winner will receive:

PK-790 Boogie Board Max

Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black

Coordinating acrylic block

My card was inspired by It's A Small World, Disneyland. When my 2 oldest boys were little, we lived in Pasadena, CA. When they were about 2 and 4 yrs old, we took them to Disneyland. We had so much fun and didn't want to leave the park. At nightfall it became chilly, and I hadn't planned on being there so long. I had to purchase sweatshirts so we could stay longer. We stayed another few hours. Oh what fun we had!!

I made the people riding in the balloon with a green sizzix die. I think it is itty, bitty doll body. I used Peachy Keen faces to bring them to life. The overalls and the dress were cut with a green sizzix die. Some of the clothes were hand drawn and cut. The children represent the many different cultures around the world.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your visits and would love to see you join in on the challenge!

I also wanted to apologize for not visiting your blogs as much as I would like. Summer seems to be a bit busy. I hope to visit your blogs and leave some love, real soon.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Good Morning Friends!

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend!

For today's post, I am going to show you how I re-purposed the Shih Tzu die cut that I used on Thursday. I like to think outside the box and see other ways I can use a die.
I hope you like what I have made.

While looking at the die cuts I saw a hairstyle and a sweater. I cut the hair of the dog off to create the neckline of the sweater. I used several colors of die cuts to make the little girl. The snout of the die cut had the perfect shape for the little girls hair.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

I cut the green snowpants, added some black boots, and added a cute little Panda Bear to the winter sweater to cover the eyes of the dog die cut. I finished with a scarf, a bow in her hair and some white stitching, using a white gel pen. And of course, her cute little face was stamped with a Peachy Keen Simple Sallies face, PK-531.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you re-purpose your die cuts and would like to share them, leave a link in the comments so I can come and see. Enjoy your day! It is in the 90's here. I will be staying inside today.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hello Everyone! Happy Thursday!

I am thrilled to announce that I have been asked to join The Scrapping Cottage design team. I am looking forward to getting to know the other designers and to share my designs with you. I hope that we can be an inspiration to each other and learn things along the way. Most of all, let's have FUN!! I primarily make cards, but on occasion I like to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. For today's card, I used CottageCutz Shih Tzu Peeker and CottageCutz Daisy Seeds. I had a lot of fun making this card. I love the Shih Tzu die. It is so cute! I used a couple shades of brown cardstock to assemble the puppy. I didn't have a picket fence die or a grass die so I just cut them myself. The picket fence was very easy. I cut strips of white cardstock, 1/2 inch wide. 2 of the strips were 5 1/2 inches long. The pickets are about 2 inches tall. I cut one of the points on a picket to use as a template to cut the rest of them. I cut the strip of grass, free hand. I inked the edges and the centers of the daisies with Dandelion Memento ink. I free hand cut the bone sign as well, because I don't have a bone die, yet. I used a twist tie that I stripped the paper off of, coiled each end, and used it to hang the sign.

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have any questions just leave a comment and I will do my best to answer. Have a great day!