Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 19

Hi everyone! Well, I can hardly believe it, but we are almost to the end of 2009! I have heard so many news commentators say it has been a bumpy, uncertain, and frustrating year with everything going on in our world and in our own economy. As I look back on 2009, though, I can't help but only remember the great things it has brought me: our second daughter (born in May), health to my entire family, an opportunity to still work and stay home with my girls and of course, the opportunity to take part in a really fun blog where I get to meet so many new and talented people! Yes, 2009 has been good to me, and I hope it has been good to you, too. Take a peek through your photo album or your handmade collections. See all that you have accomplished, every year is a good year!

I'd like to first congratulate our pickrandom.com winner from our last challenge - #16 Marianne! And what an adorable card she's made! Go take a peek if you haven't already! Marianne, please email me your details, and we'll get your prize off to you right away.

Challenge 19 is another card sketch; this time with a slightly longer size and our designers have knocked our socks off, yet again! Please take a look at their inspiring works of art, and grab your friends to participate with us in this one! Our prize this week will be one of our brand-new assortment face sets - Simple Sallies! (See photo at the bottom of this post.) They are the perfect companion to our Simple Simons and are valued at $25.00. Place your link in Mr. Linky before
January 11th, 2010
to qualify! Good luck to all who enter, and we can't wait to see your entries!

Vivienne's delicious card arrived this morning! Look at those tempting strawberries! :) Viv used PK-239 Faceless Fruit as the stamped images.

Nikki made this adorable penguin jam band with PK-318 Penguin Doll Set. Can't ya just hear the music?
Lorie tried out a new coloring technique this week, and we think she did a FABULOUS job! Lorie used PK-237 Cute Kitties.

Janice is so clever, making us anticipate the "Big Cheese"! She really made PK-224 Mouse Gets the Cheese come to life.

Jacqui is back and feeling a bit better, and we couldn't be more excited! She created this thank you note with a touch of romance using PK-214 - Happy Lil' Froggies and PK-408 Gingerbread Doll Set for the sentiment.

Emma has crafted this adorable penguin friendship using PK-318 Penguin Doll Set. They're just too much fun!

Here's my version of this sketch. Sorry I'm adding this so late...I promise to be on time next challenge! I used PK-327 Winter Peekers and Phrases.

Remember, the prize for Challenge #19 is an entire assortment pack of our newest set, PK-531 Simple Sallies! Good luck everyone!

Big Hugs!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 18

Okay, how did we get to the middle of December already?! Where we live, we saw an excess of 2 feet of snow since our last challenge, and it's like we were whipped into winter in just a few short days! But, hooray for a White Christmas (the snow can melt after January 1st, thank you)!

We had a great turnout for our last challenge and our winner is #26 - Moshie! Congratulations! Please email us to claim your prize!

Now, onto our next Challenge! The guidelines are to make a card using the sketch below (feel free to replace buttons with any embellishment). Please link up your entry before December 27th for a chance to win (prize shown at bottom of post)!

And here are some cards filled with holiday cheer by our Design Team! Thank you ladies, you all did such a wonderful job!

Viv designed this gorgeous blue and white card using PK-329 Chill Baby Chill Snowman Set.

Lorie rocks our world with her winter penguin ensemble. Lorie used PK-318 Penguin Doll Set.

Janice's bright & cheery "Be Jolly" card was adorned with PK-328 Snowman Winter Greeting Card Set.

Nikki perfectly blended the distress technique with whimsy using PK-328 Snowman Winter Greeting Card Set.

Emma's Ginger Girl is too sweet for words! She used PK-408 Gingerbread Doll Set.

Here's my take on this weeks' challenge. I also used PK-318 Penguin Doll Set.

The prize for Challenge 18 is everything you see below:

Good Luck everyone!!

~ Angelica

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 17

Good Morning, everyone (or Good-whatever-time-of-day-you're-in)! We had so many cute entries for Challenge 16! Our pickrandom.com winner this week is #3 - KellyS! And what a fun card she made! You have to go check it out if you haven't already. Kelly, please email us so we can get your gift certificate out to you! Congratulations! Thank you, everyone for participating. We love being inspired by all of you!

We have another recipe challenge for you this week. The challenge is to use the following:
  • polka dot(s)
  • a border
  • stripe(s)
  • stamped image(s)
That's it!! Talk about letting your imagination run wild. Be sure to post your link before December 15th so you can be entered for the prize (listed at the bottom of this post)!! This was our first challenge with the new design team and they all really did a fantastic job! Thank you so much, ladies! Take a look:

Viv lends us some festive cheer by using PK-306 Snow Happy.

Lorie made this Christmas Snowman Mini (PK-328A) come to life!

Janice created this whimsical card using PK-319 Snickerdoodle Happy Elf.

I love what Jacqui has done with one of our favorite characters - PK-403 Ginger Bite!

Nikki created this adorable card using PK-M11 Winter is for the Birds!

What a delight! Emma's candy cane gift bag was made using PK-320 Snickerdoodle Gift Elf.

The prize for this Challenge 17 is TWO of our newest stamp sets! Be sure to place your link to your entry in MrLinky so we can pick a random winner December 15th!

PK-408 Gingerbread Doll Set and PK-318 Penguin Doll Set!

Hope you all have a wonderful week and I can't wait to see the entries that come in!

~ Angelica

Monday, November 30, 2009

Peachy Keen's New Design Team!

'Tis the season to... choose a new Peachy Keen Design Team to inspire us! Please take a moment to read a bit about them below and take a look at their blogs! They really are amazing and we are so looking forward to creating with them and all of you!! Be sure to check here tomorrow and every other Tuesday for new challenges that we hope will help you get your creative juices flowing!

Vivienne Holden will be joining us again for this term, and we're delighted to have her! Viv hails from the U.K. and always makes us laugh with her quick wit, and excites us with her lovely designs. Please visit Viv's blog for even more inspiration.

Lorie Souther
will also be designing with us for a second term and saying we are excited is an understatement! Lorie's inking technique will definitely leave you wondering, "How does she do that?" Check out Lorie's blog for more designs and fun techniques!

Janice Wilson has created so many awesome designs and is proof that with stamping, the possibilities are endless! We are so proud to have her as a new member of our team. Please take a moment to check out Janice's Blog!

Jacqui Dennis is also joining us from across the Atlantic as a first time PK Designer. Her stunning dimensional cards already are giving me tons of ideas, I can't wait to see what she has in store for the upcoming challenges! Please take a look at Jacqui's Blog and you'll see what I mean!

Nikki Foraker is such a creative, whimsy spirit and was a perfect match for Peachy Keen Stamps. Nikki's Paper Doll project "2 Lil' Indians" may look familiar to some of you as it was featured on Peachy Keen Stamps' homepage the week of Thanksgiving. We can't wait to see what other goodies Nikki has in store for us! Stop by Nikki's Blog to check out all the cute designs she's already made with PK Stamps!

Emma Aguilar has been such a great friend of Peachy Keen's for so long, and we are thrilled to showcase her designs and talent as she joins our DT for the first time! Emma creates everything from cards to scrapbook pages to gift bags and tags. She's very versatile and you'll see more when you visit Emma's Blog!

Kathy Jakopovich is the owner of Peachy Keen Stamps and also designs the entire line. She has been drawing and creating her whole life and absolutely loves how she is able to see everyone's designs through this blog. It has been so much fun getting to know everyone and she will still be joining us as a guest designer from time to time (but will be checking in regularly and often)! Kathy's primary focus these days is designing even more new stamps for everyone to create with! Take a peek at Kathy's Blog to see how she takes her creations from imagination to paper. It is really exciting to see it all come full circle!

Angelica Suarez:
I'd also like to take a moment to introduce myself. You've seen a few guest designs from me the past few weeks. I'm Kathy's oldest daughter and am thrilled to help run the blog and announce the newest challenges! Everyone is so talented and I am learning so much as I go.

I've been drawing, doodling, making messes since I was very young, and with a little urging from my mom, I started making cards with the "right" stuff about a year ago. I just started a blog of my own which is still getting all the finishing touches put on, but hopefully it will be as beautiful as all of yours very soon! My name is linked above. Please feel free to add me to your feed readers and hopefully it won't be much longer until new content is put up!

Thanks everyone for playing along with us, and we can't wait to keep going!!!
~ Angelica

Monday, November 16, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 16

Happy Fall Greetings!

Brrr! With temperatures dipping into the 20's - it's definitely becoming easier to stay inside and create! Not that we need an excuse, though, right? ;)

Our winner this week picked by pickrandom.com is
#13 Suzi! Congratulations!!! What a fun take on this challenge, using gold flourish accents on a cheery red and green card! Suzi used PK-236 Winter Baby in Teacup. Everyone had such beautiful cards, and we enjoyed looking at all of them! Suzi, please email me your mailing address so we can send you your prize!

For our next challenge, we want to see what you like to make with your
Peachy Keen faces! That's right! Any craft, any medium, with your favorite Peachy Keen face stamps. The challenge will end 11-30-09 at midnight. We'll announce our next lucky winner and the next challenge on 12-01-09 (December, already...eek!). If you don't currently have a blog, no problem! Just email me a photo of your creation, and I will be happy to post it for you. For our U.S. friends, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

PLEASE pass the word around about this challenge.. here's the reason why.. for every entry over 20 we will add another $1.00 to a $20.00 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!.. That means that if we get 37 entries, the prize will be a $37.00 gift certificate.. if we get 100 entries, the prize will be $100.00 gift certificate! What if we get 500? WELL... then I guess we will be handing over a $500.00 gift certificate! FOR REAL.. please tell your friends! Anyone can play and I know we have sold A TON of faces - many of you have them already! Good luck to all who enter!! :) Please note there is only one entry per person.

And now .... inspiration from our awesome DT! These ladies really amaze us with their talent and creative minds!
Added 11-17-09 7pm) I'm so sorry.. where are my manners? I forgot to mention that Janice has chimed in to guest design for us this month! Special thanks to her and all of our awesome team for the beautiful samples they have made.. again!! :)

What a glorious card by Vivienne Holden!
Viv used Dolly Dumplins to create the face in the snowflake.

Oh my what a beautiful fall project by Janice Wilson!!
Janice used her Simple Simon faces and PK-614 Fall Fun Pumpkins and more!

Lorie Souther made this adorable 6 x 6 "Joy" layout as she is starting to make tear bears!
Lorie used PK-135 Medium Bear Features on her bear.

Angelica Suarez made this adorable recipe card :)
She used PK-660 Laughy Taffy Faces.

Here's mine... one hour.. that was it!
I used one of our 2" faces PK-900
We are so looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Come on and play along with us!
Big Hugs,

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas Cards for Noah!

Help Little Noah Celebrate Christmas Early!
Read here for more information. Get the Kleenex out!
Cards can be sent to: Noah Biorkman, 1141 Fountain View Circle, South Lyon, MI, 48178
Big Hugs,

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 15

Good Morning!!

A big thank you for the GREAT turn out on Challenge 14 (pink and brown card)! There were SO MANY awesome cards... You are a very talented group indeed! We are always so happy to see what creative minds can do! We hope you will play along with Challenge 15 (below) too!

OUR WINNER for Challenge 14 was picked by pickrandom.com #28 LindaW !! Linda's card is just great and she has won the $25.00 gift certificate to http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/!
Linda, if you would, please email me for details on your g/c. :)

Here is the sketch for Challenge 15. This challenge ends on 11-15-09 at midnight. We will announce the winner of the prize below on November 17th when we post the new challenge. Please use Mr.Linky below or email me a pic of your card if you do not have a blog. We look forward to your takes on this sketch!!

HERE is what our very talented design team came up with! Many thanks to our design team for continually doing us proud! Special thanks to Janice and Angelica for finding time to help us out this week!! :)

PK-311 Snowmany Thanks has been done up so beautifully by Vivienne Holden!

Our guest designer, Janice Wilson comes through with an adorable card
using both PK-322 Christmas Tag Minis and
PK-407 Ginger Baby Oven Mitt

Lorie Souther created this beautiful baby card with PK-247 Goodnight Moon.

Angelica Suarez made the "So thankful" card above
with our PK-131 Fall Leaves Template Set

Here is my card. I used PK-306 Snow Happy for this challenge and had tons of fun! :)

The PRIZE FOR CHALLENGE 15 is PK-327 Winter Peekers & Phrases. The winner of the draw for challenge 15 wins it! No worries, if you already have it.. we will set you up with a different package of equal value. Good luck to all that enter! :)

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Peachy Keen HALLOWEEN Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS, Terri, lucky #5 was picked by pickrandom.com as our Halloween Challenge WINNER ... You have won the $20.00 gift certificate to www.peachykeenstamps.com! Please email me at kathy@peachykeenstamps.com so I can get you your gift certificate. OH how I totally enjoyed seeing all of the cards that you came up with! You are certainly a talented bunch and really quick thinkers! We are so happy that you could find time to join us even though it was a very busy time for all of us. I just couldn't let Halloween pass us by with all of the fun that goes with it! Thanks again for playing along! We hope to see more of your great works and ideas here on all of our regular challenges too!

Good Morning!

Trick or treat! Come on over for some at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog! The fun begins now but ends at midnight (CST) on 10-31-09! Our winner for this challenge will be drawn and announced on 11-01-09. You don't have a lot of time so we will keep it simple.

create a card
• use a haunted house somehow in your card
• you will need a bat
• and a ghost
• include a Halloween greeting
• you can use die cuts, stamps, punches, images on papers... etc.. anything goes!

You will want to get as many people involved in this one as you can! The more that play and enter.. the higher the prize goes! We will start with a $20.00 gift certificate and the more that enter the higher the prize. For example: If 13 enter, the prize will be a $20.00 g/c, if 20 enter, the prize will be a $20.00 g/c... if 47 enter.. the prize will be a $47.00 g/c!! Grab your friends and get out your stuff for some Halloween fun!

We have a guest designer for this challenge. Please welcome Janice Wilson!! She has graciously offered to help us out as she was paying close attention to my last post. Here is what our team came up with. Finished cards by our dt will continue to be posted throughout the day as everyone is on different times and schedules.

Janice Wilson created this awesome card with her PK-M04 Mini Ghost on her card above.

Vivienne Holden created this adorable scene on her card with both her PK-623 Ghost with Pumpkin and her PK-612 Dress Me Ghost.

Diane made her spooky, fall card with PK-554 Monsters n More 1/2" faces.

Lorie Souther has made this adorable Halloween scene with PK-612 Dress Me Ghost.

Here's mine! This stamp is not yet published. :( Sorry.. I had to give it a try anyway!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 14

Happy Tuesday!!

I hope this finds well and in the mood for lots of fun the rest of this month!! First of all our winner for Challenge 13 is Leslie Lawter, with the lucky number 18! Our congratulations to you, Leslie! I really liked your card! It was so cleverly made with the open frame on the front to reveal the penguin inside! Too cute!! To view this little beauty of a card... click here! Leslie, please email me at kathy@peachykeenstamps.com so I can get your prize mailed out to you.

So many of our design team members are beyond busy - including me! This week, three of our five members had a chance to get me their designer samples. Diane with her crazy crop schedule and Lorie managed to get a card off to us... even while she is sick! ...AND Viv has a new GRANDBABY (need I say more?!) My daughter, Angelica has also joined us this week. We have been buried in work and she has two babies to tend too! I REALLY appreciate our team for making time to create these beautiful cards for us!! THANK YOU, ladies!!

CHALLENGE 14: You have until Midnight (CST) on Sunday, November 1st to get your entry in. Here are the elements required for Challenge 14 - the layout and theme are up to you!

***Make a card
***Use the colors PINK AND BROWN as the main color scheme.
***Use a stamped image (preferably Peachy Keen Stamp - but not required)
***Incorporate a piece of ribbon
***Use some type of glitter (stickles are fine!)

The prize for Challenge 14 is a $25.00 gift certificate to www.peachykeenstamps.com

Lorie's "Merry Christmas" card is made up with our funny little PK-403 Ginger Bite!

Diane's "Happiness" winter card is made with PK-327 Winter Peekers & Phrases

Vivienne's "Birthday" card comes in sporting 'Ginger' from PK-229 Funny Flowers!

Angelica's (my daughter) "Feliz Navidad" was made with PK-M11 Winter is for the Birds!

We so appreciate your entries and cannot wait to see what you come up with!! Have fun!!Ooooo... and .... just a little hint.. WE have a fun HALLOWEEN something coming up! Watch for details about NOON CST on the 29th!! :) You don't want to miss it!!

The prize for Challenge 14 is a $25.00 gift certificate to www.peachykeenstamps.com!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Challenge 13

Good... AFTERNOON!! - Sorry I am running quite late today!!

THANK YOU to all that participated in the Ornament Challenge! I know it was a bit off the wall, but it sure was fun! The winning number was picked.. #12!!! Linda Polaretzki!! Congratulations, Linda!! I will send your Fiskar's punch to you promptly. Please email me with your address. I love your ornament!! I loved ALL of the ornaments that I got to SEE.. I see that more entries came in that I haven't visited yet!! So sorry!!

Here is the next challenge:
  • Make a card
  • Use colors Blue and Purple in your design (can be subtle or bold)
  • Use a stamped image
  • Must include at least 3 snowflakes (can be more)
  • Must include a Greeting

  • Have fun is the main thing!! You have until Midnight on Sunday, October 18th to complete your card. When you are done, post your card on your blog and upload your post with MrLinky below. If you do not have a blog, please email your card to me and I will post it for you. :)

    Here are the cards that our design team members came up with! Sonia is still away. I expect to hear from her by at least early next week. We miss her!!

    "Merry Christmas" card is by Vivienne Holden... and what a beauty it is! Viv used PK-311 and PK-327 from the Peachy Keen Stamps line in her card.

    Lorie Souther blows me away with her "Snow" card that she made with PK-019 What's so Funny? Snow Set.

    Diane Markle's"Let it Snow" card is simply adorable! She used PK-321

    Kathy's "Happy Holidays" card was made with PK-305 Snow Slumber Snowman.

    PRIZE for this challenge is DoodleBug Paper Hot Pink and Brown, a spool of 3/8" Offray Grosgrain Shock Pink Ribbon and a bottle of Crystal Ice Stickles. If you win this prize.. you will have most of the elements for Challenge 14!!

    Thank you again for playing along with us! Have a great two weeks, everyone!!