Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winter is Coming Already

Hello friends!  I've just returned from a really fun gathering with my Crafty friends from the Peachy Keen Design Team and Lorie and Angelica that are also on this team.  Lots of great memories that I will cherish forever!  For today's card I used the newly released die Snowman in Mug available for pre-order for next shipment.  I am loving the new Christmas release.  I cut the die cuts from white cardstock.  I wanted to use a Peachy Keen face so I traced and cut the snowman from a piece of shimmering white cardstock so it wouldn't have the details in the face.  I then used Copics to color the images and mounted it on Stampin Up designer paper and cardstock.  The ribbon is also Stampin Up.  Expect to see more winter designs shortly.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Winner of the $15.00 Gift Certificate from the Peachy Keen and Country Bumpkin Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  I am back from a wonderful gathering of friends and family!  I had the pleasure of meeting several of my PK sisters at the Peachy Keen headquarters.  I met Lorie, Viv, Lisa, and Kim.  They were all so nice and so much fun and you already know how very talented they are!  Kathy and her family are fantastic.  Viv and I were so lucky to meet Kathy's mom as well.  She is just as sweet and kind as Kathy!  I will hold all these precious memories in my heart forever!  I also had the pleasure of seeing my 8 beautiful sisters and much of the family for the annual Lasagna Party in memory of my father and also to celebrate my sister's, Barb and Bev's, birthday!  Thanks Bev for having us all over at your house that was decorated so cute with Halloween decorations!  Sorry to be jabbering so much.  You are waiting to hear who won the $15.00 prize from the PK and Country Bumpkin Blog Hop.

Random number generator chose 19.  CONGRATULATIONS Saundra!   Thank you all for hopping with us and for your patience while I was away.

Blogger Luv Scrapping Together said...

These are so cute!! I love them, Janice!

Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com
17/10/11 15:34

Friday, October 21, 2011

So Thank-fall Blog Hop

Welcome to the "So Thank-Fall" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Letillia from Diva of 5, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Along the way, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Amy's blog then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Here are 2 cards I made using the sets Owly-hoo, Pirate Party, and Pirate Tales and Fish Scales.

To say "THANK YOU" for hopping along with us today, we have TWO coupon code specials for you to take advantage of for THIS WEEKEND ONLY (thru Sunday, October 23rd):

  fallblessings for 25% off the Fall-O-Ween set

shipitfree for FREE SHIPPING!!

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Deborah ......

Here is a list of all the stops along the way in case you get lost.

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge 63

Hello Peachie Fans!
Time for another PK sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch.

Create a card with the sketch provided. Peachy Keen Stamps are not required to participate, but we always love to see what you create with them if you have them already!

Here are my cards.  I used the stylus to make the corn kernels and to add texture to the leaves.  Both cards were colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.  These images were fun to color.

I hope you enjoyed my cards for today.  Please be sure and check out what the other designers have created here.  I apologize for not commenting on the last challenge.  I will get to them as soon as I can.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, October 17, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps - Country Bumpkin & Mini Release HOP!

Good Morning Peachies!
I hope you all had great weekends and are in the mood for a HOP!
Did you see the newest Fall sets by Kathy and the NEW Country Bumpkin line byLorie Souther?
If you missed it, take a peek
at THIS POST on the Peachy Keen Connection!

Today we're super excited to share some inspiration using these sets!

Each Design Team member will be offering up a 
$15.00 Gift Certificate to our shop for those who hop and leave a comment.

And now through Wednesday (11:59 PM CDT) Peachy Keen Stamps is offering an additional 
10% off our tiered discounts when you use PROMO CODE: MINIHOP at checkout!

Total savings of up to 20% OFF on everything in our shop!

Both images were colored with Prismacolor  colored pencils.  I created texture on the images by first drawing with a stylus, for the feathers, on the images before coloring with the colored pencils.  It is a technique I learned at a class with Karen Lockhart.  She does the most beautiful coloring with colored pencils.  

If you would like to see how I colored Madisyn and Max you may click here.  Tomorrow I will be combining my Tuesday sketch post with the Mini hop.  So please be sure and come back tomorrow.  As always, thanks for stopping by!  ENJOY the HOP!


PKS Blog -

Angelica -

Viv -

Lorie -

Janice - (You're here.)

Nikki - (Next stop.)

Emma -

Samantha -

Lisa -

Kim -

Heidi -

Joanna -

Erin -

Ruthie -

Kathy -

Fall Harvests

Hello Cottage Cutz fans!
Today I have a few cards to share with you.  They were inspired by things that remind me of fall or of summer's end.

  Nothing says the end of summer like giant sunflowers.  The sunflowers were cut from the Mouse with Sunflowers die and the rooster was stamped with a Cottage Impressions rubber stamp.

A lot of people can some of their fall harvests.  I know jelly isn't canned in the fall but that is what the jars reminded me of.

Finally, apple pie is definitely a Fall treat.  Apple pie or caramel apples.  YUM!!  I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful  Fall!  I used  the Oven Mitt and Stuff die for this card also.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

And the WINNER is.....

random number generator picked #9.

Blogger Shar said...

Janice, your tin is beautiful!!! Love the fall theme and colors.

Congratulations Shar!  I need your mailing address to send you your prize.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge Fall Treats

Hello Getting Cricky fans!  Here is an altered tin that used to hold tootsie rolls.  I bought it at the dollar spot at Target a few years ago.  I chose to use fall flowers and papers. to alter this little tin.  It is about the size of a deck of cards.

I used words from Coffee and Tea For You and Me and from Food for Thought to make the tag.  I stamped the words in Fall colors using Memento ink.  Inside the tin are a few yards of ribbon.  They are the ribbons I used on the tin.  If you would like a chance to win this little prize, just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a random number on Wed. to see who has won.  Good luck and as always, thank you for stopping by!

Please check out what the other designers have created, here.  They always inspire me and I am sure you will also be inspired.

Hugs and smiles,

Fall Mash Up Blog Hop Day 3

Just wanted to show you some final pictures of my projects.  Thanks so much for all the nice comments.  You still have time to leave a comment for a chance to win some fun prizes.  Scroll down to day 1 of the hop for all the details.  I hope you will stop by my sweet friend Viv's blog to see her final project for the hop.

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Mash Up Blog Hop Day 2

Here are some more projects I made for my Halloween Scene.  Scroll down for day 1 if you would like to follow the hop.

I used different face parts to create the vampire and kitty.  If you look closely you will see that the eyebrows were made from the carrot noses from everyday character face parts.  The vampire fangs were stamped from the Monster Mash Face assortment.  I only inked the mouth and nose.  The kitty's face was made with PK-291 Sampler Package of Faces for the mouth and whiskers.  The shape of the eyes were stamped from PK-150 Accessories One Assortment.  

I hope this inspires you to use your stamps in different ways!  Thanks again for stopping by.

Here are some other friends that have posts for day 2!  Enjoy!

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, October 7, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Attic Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for the Peachy Keen Stamps/SVG Attic Hop!  If you've just come from (Anna Dawn)'s blog, then you are hopping along just fine.  If not, make sure you start at the beginning over at Peachy Keen Stamps' blog and the SVG Attic Blog so you don't miss a single chance to win one of two fun prizes up for grabs!  You'll have until Sunday night to complete the hop.
Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Attic have partnered this weekend to bring you fun, creative, and inspiring projects to get your Fall crafting into high gear! You'll find out how easy PKS face stamps are to use with SVG Attic's adorable cuts!

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you're inspired and ready to create! Don't forget to leave a comment on each designers' blog for a chance to win.  The deadline for commenting is 11:59pm CDT, Sunday, October 9th.
Your next stop on the hop is Ravens's blog.

Peachy Keen Stamps is a family business founded by Kathy & Dave Jakopovich in September, 2003. We are located in Green Bay, WI and are the leading manufacturer of the original clear, high-quality, whimsical face stamps loved by die cutters internationally! Kathy illustrates the entire face line as well as an image stamp line with the same sweet whimsical look. Our stamps stamp crisp, clear, and never need to be sanded or rubbed with an eraser. Trade quality photopolymer means that your stamps will last through thousands of impressions!

SVG Attic was founded early 2011 by Jessica Bashaw and is a family owned company that operates in Southern California. Jessica provides fresh, cute, and easy to cut/assemble SVG files for use with your favorite electronic cutting machines.

If you happen to get lost along the way, here's the full hop list, and each designer will have it on their blog, too! 

Peachy Keen Stamps will be drawing two random winners for comments left across all blogs. Up for grabs will be a set of our “In Stitches” assortment and our new “Uglies” face assortment.

SVG Attic will be sponsoring a winner with 2 -$25 gift Certificates and will also have a 30% OFF coupon going on throughout the weekend, the code is “HOP”. 

Both companies will draw their winners and announce on their blog Monday morning. ;)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge 62

Hello friends!  Time for another Tuesday sketch challenge.

Create a card OR layout based on the sketch provided
 Peachy Keen Stamps are not required for this challenge, 
but if you've got them, we looooove seeing how you create with them! 
  • Project must include basic elements and layout from the sketch (feel free to flip anything!)
  • Project must be new, created for this challenge
  • Link up by October 17th {the collection closes at 11:59 pm Central on 10/17}

  • Here is the card I made.  I used the adorable Country Bumpkin stamps designed by the wonderful Lorie Souther, my Peachy Sister!  Aren't they adorable!  Those of you who know Lorie, know how mega-talented she is, sweet and humble to boot!  

We welcome our guest designer Jessica Kubit.        Please check out her blog or the Peachy Keen home page to see her wonderful creations. 

Also be sure and check out what the rest of the design team has created.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,