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Friday, December 20, 2013

Peachy Keen Fond Farewell Blog Hop

As 2013 comes to a close, I reflect on personal challenges in my life and realized that without friends like Kathy Jakopovich (the founder of Peachy Keen Stamps) and the other amazing ladies on the PKS team that I have come to know over the last few years as a design team member, I would have truly struggled.  Their presence has certainly been felt!  The ladies on the team are truly very talented and it has been an extreme pleasure and privilege to work with them over the past year as well as past design team members in our alumni.  This year I have not created nearly as much as I would have liked to but I hope to get back to sharing and creating much more in the new year!

I wish the new (and old) members of the Peachy Keen design team a very happy new year and all of my blog readers who have been very patient with me and my lack of posting!  Thank you!

If you came from Melissa's blog, you are on the right track. Be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win a sweet Peachy Keen prize!!!!

Here is some of my favorite creations of the year.  The PKS Stamps of the Month have truly been awesome this year!!!  And so many cute and wonderful new faces came out this year to!

This project was shared in one of the January challenges.  I just love this little bear set!  for the details, please see my original post HERE.

I just adore these little robots!! Talk about a lot of work on paper piecing these though!!!  Details on the original post HERE.

The first time I saw this little puppy, I fell in love!!!  Details on my original post HERE.

And another project of this adorable pup HERE.

Finally, my favorite ginger card of all time.  I just love these little guys!!! Original post HERE.


Friday, December 13, 2013

PKS Challenge Glitter!

I found this cool card fold and I just had to try it out for this week's PKS Challenge.  It's called the Twisted Fancy Fold.  I got the instructions on how to make it HERE.

The Peachy Keen July 2013 SOTM set was perfect for this card.  Isn't this cute little snowman the greatest?  I glittered his belly and around his face.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Puppy Love

I shared this cool technique on my blog back in Oct 2011.  It's still a lot of fun today!  For the step by step tutorial on making an Accordion Peeker Card, please visit my blog HERE.

I used this technique to make this adorable dog card.  I used the August 2013 Stamp of the Month set.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

PKS Photo Challenge

This week's Peachy Keen Challenge is based on a photo inspiration.  I admit that I really had to reach on this one.  The color combo was hard for me to get into.  I ended up using 3 of the colors shown.

For my card I used the PK-1341 Clearly Autumn Pint Jar Contents.  I love the pinecones! For some reason the colors were a bit washed out. I think my lighting was too bright.....

Sunday, November 3, 2013

New Peachies!

The November release of the new Peachy Keen Stamps is coming!  I love Holiday stamps!  Check out this project with the new gingies. I like using the non traditional Christmas colors for these.  Paper piecing these images is so fun.  Be sure to come back on the 5th to check out all the new images.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge - Anything Goes

I'm already thinking Christmas for this week's challenge at the PKS Blog.  I love the style of the Pocket Card.  It worked perfectly with the PK-1326 Gingerbread two part cookie stamps and the PKS-15 Oh by golly! greeting set.  Aren't those little gingies the best?

Create a project using Peachy Keen Stamps. Anything goes!
We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and our two runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!
- Design must be new
- Link up by 10/16 - 11:59 pm EST

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Peachy Keen October Release

YAY!!! New Peachy Keen Stamps are here!  Check them out at

I love pumpkins and the new release does not disappoint.  But this time you will also find an awesome selection of stamps perfect for holiday cards as well.  I love pinecones!  Check it out!

I made this pocket card for the new release.  Don't you just love these cute little pumpkins in the October 2013 Stamp of the Month set?

I discovered that you can make your own jewels by coloring the Stampin Up! rhinestones with copic markers!!  Cool huh?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Modified Tri-Shutter Card

Check out my latest video and written tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers!  I call this a Modified Tri-Shutter card.  Totally easy and cool!  Try it out!

Here is the finished card.  I used the PK-130 Spider and Web set from Peachy Keen Stamps.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge

I was really behind the 8-ball on getting this posted!  a day late and a dollar short.  Anyway, i hope you enjoy this card.  I used one of my favorite new Peachy Keen sets called PK-1334 Howling Puppy.  I did a gate fold and it says "I miss you" inside.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps New Release

The new Peachy Keen Stamps are finally here!!  If you are into fun kitchen stamps and sayings, then you will love this new release.  Check out all of the new stamps at

I created this card using the greeting from the PK-1337 In the Kitchen set and the cup is from the September 2013 Stamp of the Month set.  This was the first time I created the mechanical iris card (instructions located at splitcoaststampers HERE).

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamps September Release

Awesome new stamps coming your way!  Check out this card I made with the newest Peachy Keen Stamps coming out on Thursday.  The faces in the stamp of the month set are so super cute!!

Check out this card I created for my sweetheart.  He liked it a lot.  I hope you do to!

More fun ideas shared on the PKS Blog this week.  Check it out HERE.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Awesome phone case

It's not often that I write about non crafting things, but I just had to share this with all of you.  I was recently looking for a storage case for my smart phone.  I wanted something stylish, quality made and protected my phone well.  I found the website  This site is great for your iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S phone or Kindle storage needs.

I got the black leather pouch case for my Galaxy S3 phone.  The quality of the leather is fantastic and the case is very well made.  My phone did indeed fit very snugly in the case. The inside is very soft so the case and screen of your phone doesn't get scratched.  To get the phone out of the case, you pull the S tab on the back of the pouch.  The elastic tab pulls the phone up out of the case like those ribbon pouch cards that you've probably seen on the net.  Check out the details HERE. Right now there is a really good sale going on over at the website so if you are looking for a nice case, head on over to the website.  Here is a pic of my phone in the case, after I pulled the tab to get it out of the case.  When it's fully in the case, the entire phone is covered.

Check it out.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Dog House Treat Box Tutorial

Today I want to show you how to make this cute little dog house treat box.  This is the perfect gift for the dog lover in your life.  You can either fill the box with doggie treats for their pet or people treats for them!

For this project, I'm using the PKSC-20 August 2013 Stamp of the Month set.  I love the puppy and house in this set!  It's perfect for paper piecing for a great three dimensional look.  Following are the step by step instructions to make the treat box.

Step 1
Cut a 10-1/2" x 7-1/4" piece of chocolate chip card stock or wood grain designer paper (I used Woodgrain Love by My Little Shoe Box).  On the long side, score at 2-1/2", 5", 7-1/2" and 10".  On the short side, score at 2" and 5-1/4".  Sharpen the score lines.

Step 2
If using a patterned paper, turn the paper over to mark on the back side.  On the first and third squares along the top, mark at the center top of each square (1-1/4" is the center of the square).  Draw a line from the center point to the lower corner of the square.  Now measure out 1/2" from the lines just drawn and draw a line as shown.

Step 3
Clip on the score lines and cut away the sections as shown. Use a ruler and bone folder to score on the pencil lines. Sharpen score lines.

Step 4
Flip over and put a strong adhesive on the tabs as shown. Do not add adhesive to the inside tabs on the pointed sections. These tabs will be used for the roof top to open and close.

Step 5
Assemble box.  Tape bottom flaps of box closed.

Step 6
Cut a 3" x 5-1/2" piece of early espresso or textured card stock.  Score at 2-3/4" and sharpen crease.  Attach to the two tabs with adhesive.  The other side of the roof will be a "flap" to get the treats from the box.  Add a repositionable adhesive/velcro/magnets to these tabs so it can be opened easily.

Step 7
Cut a piece of black/espresso card stock 1-3/4" x 2-3/4".  Corner round the top edges and glue piece onto the front of dog house. Stamp the puppy twice onto a designer paper or card stock.  Stamp the face onto one of the bodies.  Cut that head out and mount onto the other dog image with dimensionals. Attach dog to front of dog house with dimensionals.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

PKS Challenge 3D Pet Themed Project

This week's challenge over at the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog was to create a 3D project featuring pets.  Of course, I couldn't resist using the new super cute August Stamp of the Month set. This card design is called a Bendi Fold card.  The basic step by step instructions for this card style is located at Splitcoaststampers HERE.

I paper pieced the puppy and dog house with assorted designer papers. The grass was die cut and cloud background is an embossing folder from SU!.

Join the Challenge for a chance to win an award badge and the monthly prize drawing!

Create a 3D object of your choice following a pet theme!
We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and our two runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!
- Design must be new
- Link up by 8/21 - 11:59 pm EST
- Add your link at the PKS Challenge site on the current challenge blog entry

Each month those of you who have played along with us each week get the chance to win a $30 PKS Gift Certificate.  That's our little "thank you" to you for faithfully playing along with our challenges. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Peachy Keen Stamps

Check out the new awesome Peachy Keen Stamps!!!!

August Stamp of the Month set

PK-1334 Howling Puppy

PK-1333 Faceless Puppy and Faceless Kitten

PK-1331 Dog Background A2

PK-1332 Cat Background A2

Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Stamps are Coming!

The newest Peachy Keen Stamps are coming soon and they are ADORABLE!  I recently spotted this cool sizzix die and I knew I just had to use it with this set!  I just love puppies and kitties.

New stamps coming tomorrow!! Stay Tuned!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge - Gift Card Holders

I'm happy to be back to the Peachy Keen Challenge!  This week's challenge is to create a gift card holder.  It's Christmas in July over at Peachy Keen Stamps and I had to use this cute little set called PK-1326 Gingerbread.  These cuties are a two step set where you stamp the frosting on top.

I created this cool gift card holder that looks like a little gift bag (which you could add a little treat to) and when you open the top the gift card pops up.  A step by step tutorial for this technique will be available in the future.  Check out the great projects created by the other girls at the PKS Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New Peachy Keen!

I'm excited to be creating for Peachy Keen again!  This month's stamps are the bomb!  It's Christmas in July and Kathy has rolled out some incredibly cute sets that all compliment eachother. I created a triple easel card using the July Stamp of the Month set. My video tutorial on how to make a Triple Easel Card can be found HERE. The new stamps come out soon!  Until then, check out the Christmas in July sale going on now for 25% off your purchase!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Punch Inspiration 6-30-13

Hello everyone!  I've been gone for quite a while.  Trying to get back into posting on a more regular basis.  I can't guarantee that I'll be on every day but I'll try my best to share at least three times a week.  Thanks to everyone that has stuck with me over the past few months of my torential life!


Punch Art Crab

Best of Flowers

Mosaic Madness

Multi Layered Flower

Non Card Projects:
Box of Cards tutorial

Flower Box Tutorial

Paper Bow tutorial

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Triple Easel Tutorial

Hello All, after a long hiatus, my posts will start to trickle in.  Thanks for everyone for your patience. Today my triple easel card tutorial went live on Splitcoast Stampers.  Check out the written tutorial HERE.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Gone a long while

Hello all, I'm so sorry I haven't posted an update in a long time.  Thanks to everyone that continue to check my blog and have asked if I'm ok.  Recently I made the hard decision to get a divorce.  My life has taken a complete turn on it's head!  I haven't had the desire or inclination to create lately.  I stepped back from my design team work for Peachy Keen Stamps.  Kathy is a wonderful friend and has been very understanding.  I haven't left the team officially, but I'm taking a break for a while until I can get my life back into order!

Anyone that has gotten divorced knows this is a long arduous process.  I can't say for sure when I'll resume posting on a regular basis (or at all).  I do have a triple tier easel card tutorial coming up in June on Splitcoast Stampers so I will be sharing that down the road.  I'm hoping my mojo and desire to create come back.  I miss sharing with all of you!

Thank you to all of the wonderful people who have commented and emailed me their support.  I appreciate all of you.  Thank you for continuing to visit my site even though I haven't posted in a long while.  I hope to be creating and sharing with all of you in the near future!

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Floral Window Box and Card

I created this window box for the Bonus Project at Craft Project Central for the month of February. There were so many awesome projects in February. You need to get over there and pick up the issue for only $10. You can order at any time!

To get the bonus project, you only need to do one of the following:

Subscribe to 2 or more months in a row
Put the CPC badge/blinkie on your blog
Referring a friend who subscribes

Friday, February 15, 2013

Peachy Keen & Freckled Fawn

For the past 4 days, Peachy Keen Stamps has teamed up with the folks at Freckled Fawn to bring you peeks at their fun products.  Today, my project features the Woodgrain Washi tape which works great for embellishments but is also great for paper piecing.  First I laid down strips of tape on vanilla cardstock then I stamped my image on top.  You can stamp on the tape and it doesn't smear.  It is very versatile.  I pieced the flames from the PK-167 Rocket Blast stamp set.  The woodgrain tape actually looks like flames!  Pretty cool, huh?  Check out the other projects the girls on the design team made HERE.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Peachy Keen!

The moment you've been waiting for!  Check out all of the awesome new Peachy Keen stamps! An awesome sale to go along with the new release!  Check out the details below.

will begin at 8pm CST on 2-5-13
and ends at 8pm CST on 2-12-13
:) HERE's what is in store for you!
EACH DAY OF THE SALE... a winning order number will
be picked at random to win
one of several prize packages...
that is one per day for SEVEN DAYS!  
Prize packages to be announced on the website later.
They will not include any of the new robot release though.  
  • 1.00 to 15.00 will get 10% off
  • 15.01 to 35.00 will get 15% off
  • 35.01 to 50.00 will get 20% off
  • 50.01 and up will get a WHOPPING 25% off!!
**please note that items that are marked as SALE items will not be futher discounted** 


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