Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 41 - Encouragement and Guest DT

It's almost Thanksgiving, and while I never have trouble finding things to be thankful for, this year I am especially thankful for the friends, readers, and inspiration we have gained this past year on our challenge blog. It's about this time last year I took over the reigns of coordinating, and it's been a fun, challenging, but above all, encouraging learning experience. Thank YOU so much for making this a creative place to be, for telling your friends about our challenges, and of course, for your friendship!! Thank you thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Peachy Keen Stamps is celebrating this Thanksgiving as we did last year, with a 4-day Sale beginning Thursday and going through Sunday! THIS weekend only! You won't want to miss it!

You all have been waiting SO patiently to find out who won our last challenge. I am here to tell you this was HARD! Honestly, there were so many BEAUTIFUL & creative entries, it was hard to pick a winner since everyone had their own unique twist on it. However, we managed to narrow it down to FIVE incredible entries to be our TOP 5 this week:

33. Kathrin aka Kruemel!

Our top remaining 4 are:
40. Iris
22. Raechel
17. Amanda B
15. Ellen M361

Congratulations, ladies!
Please email me for your TOP 5 badge, and Kathrin, for your prize! :)

And here's something else you'll be glad you didn't miss - we have someone special joining us today for our Guest Design spot! If you've been checking out our Facebook page or reading our blog the past couple of weeks, you know you could have a chance to be one of our Guest DT's too!! Check out this post for complete details.

Guest Designer
Polka Dot Spot

Mandy Ferg is a wealth of paper-crafting knowledge, and has an abundance of stamping and Cricut inspiration on her blog. She's always doing something new on her projects and I love that she is so willing to share what she knows and encourages others to do the same!
Mandy resides just a hop, skip, and a jump away from us in Northeastern WI with her beautiful children, Mr. Ferg, and their two furry babies.
We're SO happy to have her as a guest designer today!!
Create a card of ENCOURAGEMENT.
There are no limitations, but if you have Peachy Keen Stamps,
you are encouraged to use them!
Please link your blog post URL to Mr. Linky before December 6th.
(the actual posting closes 12/6 11:59 p.m. CST)
We'll use Random.org to generate our RANDOM WINNER (only one entry per person, please) on 12/8 to receive the prize package posted after all the DT submissions!


Just LOOK at what Mandy and our Design Team created for you today!
Click the link to their blog to find out more about their cards and which stamps they used!!
You are in for such a treat today!

One Lucky Random Winner will receive the following prize package:

One set of Spica Pens (Set A)
One set of PK-412 Too Sweet to Eat

{Please remember you must link your original PROJECT you created for THIS challenge to Mr. Linky to be eligible for the prize. If no project has been created, your link will be deleted. Thank you for understanding!}

Good luck everyone!!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Let's Face It Friday - Week 5

Happy FRIDAY! Ooooh how I love doing posts on Fridays. Should we all do a little dance? NO lie I thought for a second today was Monday. Obviously I need to rest just a little bit more during the week. ;)

OK! So, thank you ALL for participating in the little mini-challenge I whipped together last weekend. I hope you all had fun! It sure looks like you did! These entries were PHENOMENAL. It was a really, really, tough call, but here is our TOP 5!

11. Raechel

3. Jen
12. Tami B
16. Stacy A
22. maribeth27

Congratulations, Ladies! Please email me for a blinkie,
and for your gift certificate, Raechel!

Ready for another challenge? You're going to want to get in on this one, 'cause we're giving away a VERY cool prize! Before we tell you what it is though, here is the challenge {it's YOUR time to get creative and show us what you got!}.


Create an invitation for a holiday party.
This could be for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali,
or even just a gift opening party!
  • Design must be new
  • Invitation must include Peachy Keen Faces
  • Link to Mr. Linky before December 2nd
Take a peek at the inspiration our DT has whipped up for you today!
Aren't they awesome?? I am so loving what they've done for this challenge!



And you'll be playing along for a chance to win....
(Cricut Cartridge)
I love, love, love this cart and am determined to play with a it a bit more before Christmas!

Good luck, everyone!! Can't wait to see your invites!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Calling All Crafters! Peachy Keen Stamps Guest Designer Call!

...By popular demand...

Peachy Keen Stamps is
holding our FIRST EVER Guest Designer Call!!

Starting in January 2011, we will have two guest designers each month.
Guest designers will design alongside our awesome full time DT {check 'em out to the left}.

Each guest designer will be asked to create 5 projects (posted M-F)
for their guest spot.

That's right. Your work will be showcased on our blog for an entire week!
Projects must be original and of course, have a Peachy Keen stamp used on them.

Depending on the week, you will be asked to also create a project for one of our challenges.
(hosted on our Challenge Blog every other Tuesday and every other Friday)

This means...
4 projects = your choice
1 project = based on the current challenge


We're looking for talent and bloggers of all skill levels!
We have both images that are PERFECT for coloring/paper piecing and fun techniques.
And we also have our famous face stamps - PERFECT for your Cricut and other die cuts!


Each guest designer will receive $40 in PKS credit towards stamps of their choice.
Each designer will also receive a gift to give away on their blog
from PKS during their guest spot.
Over 1,000 bloggers and almost 4,000 people on Facebook will see
YOUR creations for a whole week!
a permanent link on our "Guest DT Alumni" section {coming soon}

Does this sound like fun or what??
If this sounds like something you are interested in, here is what you have to do:

Send a link to your blog here: pksguestdt (at) gmail (dot) com
(replace at with @ and dot with . ~ updated w/ correct email sorry about that!)
Send me your first and last name (I'll get your mailing address from you at a later date)
Let me know if you've used our stamps before (it's ok if you have not)
Feel free to send along a photo of your favorite PKS project if you have one (it's not required)

(Don't have a blog? Set one up for free at Blogger.com! This is required to be a Guest Designer)

Please send me your information no later than
{You have three weeks!}

We will be filling spots for
January - July 2011 (14 different spots!)

Thanks you guys, I have a feeling this is gonna be FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!
Please direct any questions to the email above ~ Thank you for being so fabulous!!
xo Angelica

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Let's Face It Friday - WINNER and a NEW Mini-Challenge

Yep, you read the title right! We're announcing our LFIF Winner AND giving you a NEW mini-Challenge! Our DT had the week off as they were all very busy getLting ready for our HUGE WINTER RELEASE HOP that's still going on! You should totally check it out if you haven't already! All our new Winter Releases were unveiled and there is a prize (along with gorgeous eye candy) all along the way!

The Random.org winner for LET'S FACE IT FRIDAY WEEK# 4 is...
26. Melissa B!
Congratulations, Melissa! Please email me with your info! :)

And for the MINI-Challenge here's what you gotta do:
  • Create a project using your Peachy Keen Stamp Faces
  • Your project should include polka dots AND
  • Your project should include "White" as a main focal color
  • Enter your project in Mr. Linky BEFORE 11/19

Easy, right?

We'll pick our top 5 entries next week and the WINNER will receive a
$25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to Peachy Keen Stamps!

Ready?? Let's Go! Good Luck everyone!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps - Challenge 40

Hello Bloggers! We hope you all had a wonderful Halloween full of sweet treats! We have our winners from our last challenge as well as a NEW Challenge for you all today!

Our TWO Random winners are:
10. Cathryn67
27. maribeth27
Congratulations, Ladies!! Please email me to claim your prizes! :)

Create a card, or layout using the sketch provided.
Please link your blog post URL to Mr. Linky by November 14th.
This challenge will be judged, and we will be choosing a TOP 5 and a winner!

{Our DT has whipped up some amazing samples below!}



Winner will receive Happy Turkey Day and a Rich Cocoa Memento Ink Pad to ink him up! :)

Good Luck!!

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