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 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 #28 LindaW !! Linda's card is just great and she has won the $25.00 gift certificate to!
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'!