Thursday, September 27, 2012

More Halloween Fun

Hello friends!  Today I have another Halloween card to share with you.  I have been loving what the other designers have been sharing with their CottageCutz dies.  I used the CottageCutz Witches Clothesline to make my card.  This die is so fun.  I used the tree from this die last week.  I can see using this tree often on Fall cards or winter scenes.  The lamp-post could be used as part of a scene by changing the color and adding a wreath.  I always try to think of ways I could use the die for more versatility.

I used a dark cardstock for the sky and added some chalk ink with a sponge to make it look a little foggy.  I used black cardstock for the black images.  The other images were cut from white and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and have some time to enjoy this beautiful Fall weather we have been having.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Peachy Challenge 3D Candles

Hi all!  Here is a real quick post as I have so little time before it closes.  Couldn't get a very good picture either, but here goes.

Well I got it linked with just 7 minutes to spare.  Since my workspace was still a mess from my swap cards, I decided to go with what was at hand.  I used the haunted house and the witch from the September PKSC-9. It looks better in the dark with the candle lit.  The moon glows.  Wasn't able to capture that in the photo.  The Design Team did an awesome job with their candles.  You can read all about it here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and smiles,

Peachy Keen Stamps

Hello friends!  Just wanted to share a couple cards I have made for a card swap at the Peachy Keen Connection.  Have you ever joined a card swap?  I started joining swaps probably about 5 years ago.  When I first started making cards, I had flimsy cardstock, because I didn't know any better.  I learned a lot by swapping with others.  I found out where to get good products, cardstock in particular. That is when I first heard of Stampin' Up.  They have wonderful cardstock!  Lots of other companies have very good quality cardstock, too.   A good foundation is the best place to start, when making cards.  So here are the cards I made.

I used the witch on broom stamp from the September PKSC-09.  I used the cat from PK-630 Nikkity Knack Cat Gang.

For the scarecrow I used PK-609 Build a Scarecrow and the wood sign from PK-646 Faceless Fall Fun 2.

The images were colored with Copics.  Thanks for having a look.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Peachy Challenge #35

Hello friends!  This weeks challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps is just cards, teacher.  I wanted to practice some shading and masking, so I decided to do a pile of pencils.  The stamp is from the August 2012 stamp kit.

I stamped and masked and used my Copics to color them up.  Added some ribbon, a tag, and a button.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Peachy Keen Halloween Blog Hop

Good Morning Peachy Fans!!  So glad you could join us for some Peachy FUN!!  If you arrived here from LAUREN'S blog you are in the right place.  If not you should start at the beginning, Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.  Be sure and leave a comment on each stop along the way.  There will be some fabulous prizes, but we wont know which designers will randomly choose the winners at the end of the hop.  My first card features the new Halloween Holler Spooky Tree and Cat, SY-906.  Isn't this a fun, spooky tree.  I had a lot of fun coloring it with my Copics.
For my next card I used an OLDIE but GOODIE!!  PK-613 Happy Scarecrow.  I have had this stamp for years and it still inks up and stamps beautifully, and I never grow tired of this CUTIE!!  I also used my Copics to color it up and my trusty gingham ribbon to finish it off.
Your next stop is the very talented AMY @ Scrapping Mommy.  Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks so much for hopping here!

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, September 17, 2012

CottageCutz Halloween

Hello friends!  Today's card features 3 dies from the CottageCutz Halloween Release.  I used the tree from The Witches Clothesline, the CottageCutz Spiderweb Border die, and the CottageCutz Cat on Pumpkin die.  I used some textured cardstock to cut the pumpkin and the leaves from.  The cat was cut from white cardstock along with his hat, then colored with Copics.  The tree and the spider web were cut from black cardstock.  I assembled the card, and tied some gingham ribbon to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed this scenic card.  Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Hello Peachy friends.  Thanks to all of you that joined us for Angelica's Fond Farewell Blog Hop!!  The winners have been chosen.  Click here to see if you are one of the lucky winners of a $20.00 gift certificate to the Peachy Keen Store.  Congratulations winners!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Angelica's Farewell Blog Hop

Hello friends! Angelica is soaring to great heights!  She has accepted a new job position and will no longer be the blog and social media coordinator for Peachy Keen Stamps.  So glad you could join us as we wish Angelica the best of luck as she begins this new adventure!  If you have arrived here from Lauren Brewer's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you would like to start at the beginning click here.

The images have been colored with copicsl  This is a large card, approximately 5x7.  Your next stop is
Heather Hoffman's blog.  Here is the complete line-up in case you get lost along the way.  Have fun!

Angelica, the best to you always!  Love you!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

CottageCutz Just Married Car

Hello friends!  Today's card features the CottageCutz Just Married Car.  I used glossy cardstock for the car thinking it would look like a brand new shiny car.  Well I finished assembling the car and was ready to make the card when I spilled water on my desk and also some droplets got on the die cut.  Rather than start over, I covered the area damaged by water with glitter then used some fun Valentine paper to complete the card.  When you have a mishap, what creative things do you try to fix your blunders?  I think the glitter worked for my "car accident".

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles,

Monday, September 3, 2012

Peachy Challenge 33 Anything Goes

Hello everyone!  Here is a card I made for the Peachy Keen Challenge, Anything Goes.  I used PK-125 Recess Jump Rope Girl.  I stamped the image and stamped it again on thin paper to make a mask.  A mask is used to cover an image so that you can stamp another image behind it or sponge the clouds, as is the case with my card.  I used copics to color her.
I used a 3 inch circle punch to punch out the image and a larger scallop punch to frame it.  I trimmed about an inch strip from the top of the card and used a scallop border punch to add visual interest.  Peachy Keen is having a September release party on Wed. Sept. 5 at 6:00 pm central time at the Peachy Connection.  They are always fun and you might win a prize!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,