Thursday, November 8, 2012

Peachy Keen Thankful Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! If you came from the very creative Heidi's blog, then you are in the right place.

I am so happy and grateful to be participating in the "Thankful Blog Hop." I have so many things in my life that I am thankful for, especially the amazing friends and family I have. I am so excited for the holidays to come, because I am able to spend even more time with them.

I always love using Peachy Keen Stamps in my projects. Peachy Keen Stamps always put a smile on my face, I especially love the October Stamp of the Month Kit Club set. The versatility of this set is amazing. You get adorable little critters with interchangeable faces and accessories, and tons of sentiments.

Here are the details for the Kit Club- It's so easy, you get amazing stamps, Plus it's a great deal!
KIT Details:

  • Kit subscriptions are a recurring monthly payment that you may opt out of at any time. 
  • Each month, you will receive one 8.5" x 11" stamp kit containing tons of mix and match elements for many occasions! No repeat images, each month is unique and original.
  • Several Kit options (International subscriptions and ala cart) are available. Shipping is included, please be sure to find the correct item for your country.
KIT Schedule:
  • Kits will be automatically billed* and mailed to all subscribers on the 6th of each month (*we will contact subscribers if there is a problem processing your payment).
  • Previews will be available to subscribers on the 1st of every month, and sneak peeks will begin on our blog from the 2nd through the 5th.Products will be launched on the evening of the 5th for shipment on the 6th.
  • Order your kit before the 5th of each month to receive the past month's kit.  

Please be sure to leave comments on all of the different blog participating in this hop. There will be 3 random winners who will each win $50 gift certificate, winners will be pulled from the comments left on the blogs. Each comment you leave on the blogs, allows you to have a better chance you have of winning! You have until Sunday to comment, and winners will be chosen on Monday. Good Luck!

Thank you so much for stopping by, please hop on over to the very talented and always inspiring Janice's blog!

Here is the blog hop list!

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog --
Glorajean Beardall --
Michelle Criswell --
Heidi Anne Giebel -- 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge- Texture

Welcome to my blog!  Today I am going to share a card I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge. The challenge is to use texture in your project. I just had to make a cute little Christmas card, because it really lends itself to texture. I used the Critters of the Forest, Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum, and Cozy Christmas. I colored all my images with Copic markers, and then cut them out with my X-acto knife. I used some pop dots to create some depth in my scene. For textural elements I used; glossy accents for the lights, fine glitter for many of the images,  dry embossing for the inside of the fireplace, felt for the carpet, and I used different rhinestones and pearls for embellishments. It was kind of tricky to get a picture showing all the texture, this was the best I could get it!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps- Halloween/Fall Blog Hop

Hey everyone, welcome to my blog! I am so happy you stopped by, if you came from Raven's blog then you are in the right spot. I am so happy to be in participating in this blog hop, and when I learned it was a Fall themed hop I got even more excited! 

I love making Halloween cards, especially with my Peachy Keen stamps. I used Trick or Tweet Birdhouse, Halloween Minis, Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment, and PKSC-03 March 2012. The little witch is actually the gnome from the Peachy Keen Stamp Kit of the Month, I just added some accessories from the Halloween Minis stamp set to dress her up!

Peachy Keen will be giving away a total of $150.00 in prizes for this hop!  They will include:  1 $50 Gift Certificate and 4 $25 Gift Certificates. The winners will be chosen on Friday. To increase your chances of winning plese be sure to comment on all of the different blogs that are participating in the hop. The winners will be chosen on random blogs. Good Luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please hop on over to Michelle's blog!

Here is the blog hop list-
Peachy Keen Stamps Blog --
Samantha Casey -- <---you are here
Michelle Criswell -- <--- next stop
Glorajean Beardall --
Erin Lee Schreiner --
Lauren Brewer --
Joanna Bandeline --

There is also a Sale at Peachy Keen!
SALE: TUESDAY, September 18th (6 a.m. Tuesday- 6 a.m. Wednesday)

-- 99 cent shipping in the USA and Canada 
--Tiered discounts apply as follows...

$10 to $24.99 will be 10% off
$25.00 to $49.99 will be 15% off
$50.00 to 99.99 will be 20% off
$100.00 and over will be 25% off.
*some restrictions apply*
**things that will not apply are any of our club memberships, gift certificates, already 
SALE PRICED or Clearanced ITEMS, or clip it ups**

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Angelica's Farewell Blog Hop

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog! If you came from Erin's blog then you are in the right place! Angelica has been the Marketing Coordinator for Peachy Keen Stamps for the past 3 years, and has chosen a pursue an awesome opportunity in the printing industry. Angelica has been such a huge part of Peachy Keen and I have blessed to have known her through both Peachy Keen Stamps and Market Street Stamps. She has so much ambition and drive, and she is always amazing me with her new and creative ideas. She has been a huge asset to Peachy Keen Stamps with her marketing skills. I wish Angelica nothing more then the best of luck, and a huge congratulations! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Peachy Keen is generously giving away four  $20 gift certificates for this blog hop! All you need to do is leave a comment on all of the blogs. Four comments will be drawn from a randomly chosen blogs. So the more comments you leave the better chance you have of winning!

Please be sure to hop on over to Lorie's blog for more inspiration!

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog --
Lauren Brewer --
Michelle Criswell
Glorajean Beardall --
Erin Lee Shreiner --

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Oozak Challenge #5-Fall Themed

I created this card for the Oozak Fall Themed challenge. I really wanted to use my Lawn Fawn stamps, so I decided to create a little scene that reminds me of a cool fall night. The little critters are gathered around the campfire to keep warm. I used the "Critters in the Forest," "Critters in the Snow," "Critters Down Under," and "Cozy Christmas" stamp sets to create this card. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lawnscaping Challenge #40- Make Your Own Pattern Paper With Stamps

Welcome to my blog! Today, I have a super fun project I made using some of my favorite Lawn Fawn stamps. I made this card for the Lawnscaping Challenge #40, which requires you to create your own pattern paper with stamps. The overall idea behind my card is "Singing in the Rain," which would be cute for shower, get well, or many other occasions. The little animals are from the "Critters Down Under" stamp set. I used the "Plus One" stamp set for the umbrella and the raindrop patterned paper. The Polaroid frame is from the "Say Cheese" set and I used the bubbles from the "Critters In the Sea" to decorate the frame. The super adorable tiny music notes are from the "Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum" stamp set. I colored all my pieces and parts with my handy Copic markers. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful weekend! 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Riley Goes Back To School Challenge

Welcome to my blog! Today I am going to share a card I made for the "Riley Goes Back to School" challenge. I really wanted to use the Clown Riley stamp for my card. In school, we all knew a class clowns... or you maybe were one of them! I used bright primary colors and some fun school patterned paper. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Riley On Vacation Challenge

Hey everyone! I am so excited to share a project I have made for the Riley and Company Challenge. For this challenge, you are suppose to create a travel themed project using Riley stamps. I chose to use the Sitting on Trunk Riley stamp, I just love how adorable Riley looks. I paired Riley with some fun Basic Grey paper, and of course I needed to add some twine. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lawn Fawn- Make Lemonade

Summertime is finally here! When I think of summer, one of the first things that comes to my mind is some delicious lemonade! Today I created a card in celebration of this yummy treat. I used the "Make Lemonade" stamp set from Lawn Fawn. After seeing the adorable faces on the lemons I just had to get this set. I am entering this card into the Oozak's Challenge #4, which is creating a card using bright colors.

I also entering my card in the Lawnscaping Challenge #37, for this challenge you must use dimension on your project. I used various thicknesses of pop dots to create dimension, in addition to the super fun pom pom trim that reminds me of little lemons! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Under The Sea Birthday

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I have a card to share with you using some Market Street Stamps. I just had to create a little birthday party scene with some super adorable sea creatures. I paired my creatures with some basic grey paper and used some sand paper for the ocean floor. I used the Ocean Fun, Sea Animals, and Under the Sea stamp sets. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Market Street Stamps- June Paint the Town Challenge

Happy Wednesday! I am so excited to share a card I made for the Market Street Stamps June Paint the Town Challenge. I love the colors this month, they retro and adorable! The colors are rich red, hi-fi woodgrain, ripe banana, and avocado green. I was so happy seeing this color combination, because I instantly thought of the February Market Fresh Kit. The papers in this kit are perfect for this challenge, and the hemp twine is a perfect accent too. I used two brand new stamp sets from the Market Street Stamps June release. I used the "Foodie Doodles" and the "Love" stamp set. I just think the little egg and bacon look so happy together! As always check out the Market Street Stamps blog for tons of inspiration from the design team, and remember to submit your project there too! Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Market Street Stamps- June Block Party

Happy Saturday! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. It has been a huge week for Market Street Stamps with the launch of the new Persimmons Studio stamp line. What is a better way to end the week then creating a fun project for the monthly block party. I used the "Woodland" stamp set for the snail and mushrooms, I paired these images with the super cute envelope from the "Love" stamp set. This card would be great for a friend that you may not see or talk to very often, or if you were sending a belated birthday card. I hope you can take the time to make a project and participate in the block party. One lucky winner will win some Market Street Stamps and accessories, and another winner will become a guest designer. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Market Street Stamps- June Release Day #3

Happy Wednesday! Today I have some cards that will really put you in the mood for summer. This is the last day of the sneak peeks for Market Street Stamps. I used the "Imagine" stamp set for the first card I created. This image was so much fun to color, and of course I love that it is a scene within itself. For my second card I used the "Fishie" stamp set for the fish and the bubbles, and the seaweed is from the Woodland stamp set.

Tomorrow is the big day, Market Street Stamps will have all 7 of the new stamp sets available for purchase!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Market Street Stamps- June Release Day #2

Hello everyone! It's time to share the card I made for the second day of the June release at Market Street Stamps. I have created a card using the "Woodland" stamp set. This is my favorite set on this release. I love all the little critters on this set! I colored my little owls with my Copic markers on some kraft paper. I paired my rustic owls with some basic grey paper. Remember these sets are going to be released on Thursday. Be sure to check out Market Street Stamps blog for tons of inspiration from the design team! Thank you for taking the time to come to my blog, I really do appreciate it. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Market Street Stamps-June Stamp Release Day #1

I am so excited to share some cards I made using some brand new stamp sets from Market Street Stamps. These sets will not be available for purchase until Thursday, but I promise they will be worth the short wait. Market Street Stamps has scooped up an extremely talented artist, Kim Geiser. She is a fun multi- media artist that creates some super fun illustrations that are paired with some adorable hand lettered sentiments. I used the "Heart" stamp set for my first card, and "Foodie Doodles" for my second card. 

Market Street Stamps will be having sneak peaks tomorrow and Wednesday. Be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps blog for more inspiration by the design team. Please be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lawn Fawn-Critters in the Forest

Hey Everyone! I hope your weekend is going well! For today's post I am going to share a card using the Lawn Fawn stamp set called "Critters in the Forest". I absolutely love Lawn Fawn, they have just the cutest stamps.  I have decided to enter this card into the Oozaks challenge. The challenge is to create a project using two or more patterned papers, and you must embellish your card too. I used some Basic Grey patterned paper. I used my most favorite punch of all time the Martha Stewart grass border punch. If you don't have it... you need it.. :)! I of course then colored my stamped images with my Copic markers then cut them out. I then used some tiny Prima flowers, and rhinestones to embellish my card. To add a final touch to my card, I used some cappuccino colored twine from The Twinery. Thank you so much from stopping by... I hope you have a wonderful day.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Riley and Sophie Challenge

Hey Everyone! Today I am going to share a card that I have been meaning to put up on my blog. I created this card for one of the sweetest people I know, Glora, for her birthday. I created this fun circus themed card with Riley and Company stamps. What I love about these stamps are the super fun, and are adorable images that honestly really do put a smile on your face. For my card I used a bunch of different stamps from the "Riley Goes to the Circus" stamp theme. I colored all of my images with Copic markers then cut them out with my x-acto knife. I have decided to enter this card in the Riley and Sophie Challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tutorial- Adding Dimension Using Strips of Paper

Hey Everyone! Today I am going to share a technique that is quick, easy, and fun. I have created a some embellishments that will give some texture and dimension to your card. I am going to show you a technique to make embellishments using some strips of paper. This technique can also be made with ribbon or strips of fabrics. If you use paper I do recommend that it is easier to manipulate a lighter weight paper or cardstock.

You can use a pen to create perfect mountains. The circumference of the pen will determine how large mountain will be. I personally like to make more of an organic pattern of loops, so I don't use tools I just make the mountain and valleys in a random pattern. So some mountains are larger and higher then others.

The first step to this technique is to glue the end of your strip of paper to your card. I recommend using Score-Tape, it's very tacky but not too tacky that if you lift your paper strip it won't ruin the paper underneath it. I cut the strips of paper in various widths to create a more interesting look. Place your pen under the strip of paper, to mold the mound shape. Place a small piece of tape next to the mountain, and attach it to the paper. Pull the pen out from under the mountain. Repeat this step until you are stratified to with amount of  "mountains and valleys." On my orange strip of paper I did this exact technique, but after all of my mountains were made, I pinched the center of the mountain to create a point. This just gives a fun and different look.

The strips with the smaller mountains were made with a score board. I scored at every 1/8 of an each, scoring both the top and back of the paper.  If you have a paper crimper, you can also create this same look.

The possibilities for this technique are endless. For my card, I stamped and colored the "Robo Star" and attached it to my card. I made my strips look like a starburst coming out from behind the robot. This technique can be altered in various way, just make it your own and have fun with it. This will definitely bring something fun to your project! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! If you came from Lisa's blog then you are in the right place. I am so excited to share my project I have created for this blog hop! I chose to create a shadowbox that is filled with tons of adorable Peachy Keen stamp sets. This is the first scene I have made since being on the Peachy Keen design team. Peachy Keen Stamps lend themselves to be made into scenes, and I had a blast creating this! All of the images were colored with my Copic markers then hand cut out with my trusty X-Acto knife. Here is my project I have created for this "That's What Friends Are For" Peachy Keen blog hop. 

Here is the list of all the Peachy Keen Stamps that were used- 
Stamp Kit of the Month-March - Gnomes, Mushrooms, Pot, Stump
Princess Face Assortment- Face on Girl Gnome
Boy Mates Face Assortment- Face on Boy Gnome
Happy Flowers and Cheerful Phrases- Flowers, Watering Can
Lil Bugs- Flying Bugs
Silly Snails- Snails
Faceless Veggies One- Tomato
Faceless Veggies Two- Onion and Carrots

This is the complete list of the blog hop!
Peachy Keen Stamps 
Emma Aguilar
Joanna Bandeline
Lisa Buttafuoco
Samantha Casey
Nikki Foraker
Heidi Giebel
Vivienne Holden
Kathy J.
Ruthie Nixon
Erin Lee Shriner
Angelica Suarez
Janice Wilson
Lorie Souther
Peachy Keen Stamps

Please be sure to leave a comment on this blog post, so you are eligible to win a Peachy Keen Stamps gift certificate, random winners will be chosen from some of the blogs of each designer that is participating in this hop! Good Luck! Thank you so much for stopping by!! Be sure to now hop on over to the amazingly talented Nikki's blog.