Sep 28, 2012

PKS & Timeless Twine: Neon Halloween Card


Today's project is a card that I made.

I wanted to make a halloween project, but I was pretty much tired of all the halloween papers that I already have so I wanted to try something different.

I also wanted to do my best to use the latest Sketch from Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge

 Neon has been very in, and I wanted to try to make a project with Neon Colors. Which was a little out of my com

I dug through my stash and found that I had a whole untouched 6x6 Amy Tangerine Sketchbook paper pad, So I used that as my  color inspiration

All the Stamps used in this project are from PK-130 Spider and Web

I also used Stampin up Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pads

The Twine used in this project is Timeless Twine Coffee Black

I am also linking up this project to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything goes

Sep 26, 2012

Video: Treat Bags using Lunch Bags

Fall is upon us!

For many of us that means changing leaves, cooler weather and pumpkin patches. For me, it means my daughter is another year older.

This year she has decided that she wants to have a "Strawberry Shortcake" Birthday party and therefore I have been tasked to start the massive decorating process.

Then it hit me, THEMED ITEMS ARE EXPENSIVE. And with more than 3/4 of her preschool class attending. I needed to come up with some way to make affordable treat bags that would save me money and not be too time consuming, but still be very cute.

Enter my Peachy Keen Stamps and old fashioned ingenuity.

Believe it or not, I used a few simple supplies to put these little treat bags together

Here is my quick supply list
  1. Lunch Bags
  2. Scissors or a paper Trimmer
  3. Strawberry Shortcake Licensed Confetti
  4. Scraps from This paper Stack
  5. Timeless Twine in Strawberry Cupcake
  6. 2- inch scallop circle punch
  7. 1 3/8- inch Circle punch
  8. Adhesives
  9. Peachy Keen Stamps  (PK-239 Faceless Fruit & PK-562 Gnomegrown)
  10. Black ink
  11. Crumb Cake ink (or versamark would work too)
  12. Hole punch or Just use your Crop-a-dile

Here is the quick step by Step

  1.  Take a Lunch Bag and Fold it in half
  2. .Using the Bottom Flap as a Guide Trim The bag to make it smaller.
  3. . Stamp the front of the Bag using PK-239 Faceless Fruit and Crumb Cake ink.
  4. Fill your Bag with your Candies & Goodies
  5.  Fold over the top of the paper bag, must like you would a lunch bag, NEATLY using your bone folder to crease it over as you go. This makes all the difference
  6. Punch 2 holes equidistant from the sides in teh bag in the top flap of the bag
  7. Thread some twine through the holes
  8. Using Various Punches, assemble your Character Tag then punch a hole using a hole punch
  9.  Thread your twine through the Character tag and tie it off in a Bow
  10. Stamp Your Thank You Sentiment from PK-562 Gnomegrown on a 1 inch strip some coordinating Pattern Paper and cut one side to a banner edge
  11. Adhere to the front of your treat bag using Foam tape

I could also see something like this is a Halloween Theme using PK-130 Spider and WebJust Stamp the Spider Web all over your bag, creating the tag using the spider, with
 maybe some Halloween themed ribbon/twine and papers.

 Just another idea :)

Sep 18, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps Fall & Halloween blog Hop

Hey Peachies

Welcome to the PKS Fall and Halloween Blog Hop. If you are here from Amy then you are in the right stop. If you are just starting, you'll want to head on over to the PKS Blog in order to start from the very beginning. As always. I will hvae the blog hop list at the bottom of this post if you are lost along the way

For my project I decided to make a scrapbook page. I haven't made on in a while so I thought I would give it a try

All of the pattern paper is from Recollections Autumn Splendor which is one of my most favorite Autumn stacks. I have yet to find anything as cute!

 I started out with using the following sketch for my layout

I decided to add 3 photos on the bottom instead of 2 because I couldn't decide on which photo to leave out, so i didnt! :)

These photos were taken this time last year at "The Great Pumpkin Farm" in Clarence NY, one of my favorite fall places to go.

All of the peachy faces are from the PKSC-09 September 2012 SOTM, and the faces on the corn stalks come from PK-131 Happy Haunting Ghosts

All of my Lovely cut outs were created in Make the Cut Software and I used the font "Oh photo Shoot" for the title

There is also a fantastic sale going on at Peachy Keen Stamps

*** just like the last blog hop, we have lots of PKS goodies HIDDEN throughout the blog hop We 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.. So make sure you leave a comment on every stop along the way for you chance to win****

I hope you liked my project. Head on over to Joanna's blog to see what fab project she created!!!

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog --
DoBea Alberts --
Nikki Foraker --

Saundra Rega --
Lisa Buttafuoco --
Leanne Garner --
Heidi Giebel --
Vivienne Holden --
Melissa Haas --
Raven Baca --
Samantha Casey --
Michelle Criswell --

Kristi Bennett --
Kim Score --
Emma Aguilar --
Amanda Bodine --
Glorajean Beardall --
Erin Lee Schreiner --
Lauren Brewer --
Janice Wilson --
Amy Crockett --
Cristina Garcia --  That's me!!
Joanna Bandelin -- ~~~~~~She's Next!!
Jennie Garcia --
Ruthie Nixon --
Heather Hoffman --
Kathy Jakopovich--
Lorie Souther --

Sep 14, 2012

Winner of Timeless Twine 20 Yard Pack


I almost forgot to post the winner from Angelica's Blog Hop!!

Here we go!

which is......

Thank for EVERYONE who commented :) I loved reading all your wonderful comments!

Okay Miss Linda, Please send me an email using my contact info with the Timeless Colors  (you can see the colors available here )you would like in your 20 yard pack and your mailing address and I will get the twine out to you asap for you to enjoy

You have 1 week to reply or I will have to choose another winner :(

Have a great day!

Cupcake Card w/ Timeless Twine


Today is my Design Team over a the Timeless twine Blog  and I wanted to just share the project that I made.

This card is sized 5x7
The Twine used in this project is Lemonade Yellow

I was inspired by the latest card sketch over at the DCWV Blog, All the papers in this card are from DCWV All about Girls 12x12 Stack
 I used the following papers from this stack.
I used the center of this paper pack to die cut my scallop shapes which I then stamped and colored on
this is the main paper of my card
I love it when paper packs have pages like this. Instant borders!
I punched a small strip of this paper for my card
 I think the button and the additional twine bows add so much interest to the simple card layout!. It also addes a really nice splash of color as well
Believe it or not, I found the stamps used on this project last weekend at Tuesday Morning for only $1.99 They are Rubber Cling and from TPC Studio
The sentiment comes from Scrappy Moms Stamps Dancing in Circles Stamp set.

Have a fantastic day.

Sep 10, 2012

Mummy Shape Card

If you are looking for Angelica's farewell Blog Hop  & Giveaway Click Here.

Hey I just wanted to pop in and share with you a project that I made using my latest Scrappy Moms Stamps newest Release Goosebumps.


(sentiment is on the inside)


Lots of layers and cutting on this  Halloween Shape Card. I hope you like it, I can't wait to send it to someone special!

Sep 9, 2012

Angelica's Farewell Blog Hop

Welcome to Angelica's Fond Farewell Blog Hop. Angelica Suarez has served as the Design Team/Marketing coordinator for Peachy Keen Stamps  for the past three years, and as many of you may have read from her post here a few days ago, she has made the difficult decision to leave her position  at Peachy Keen to persue a  new and exciting opportunity in the printing industry.

We are sad to see her go, but we know that she will be a tremendous success in this new venture, and we couldn't be happier for her.

So some of the Design Team ladies past and present have put together this blog hop in order to wish her a very fond farewell.
If you arrived here from Michelle , you are hopping along in just the right order, but if you started here, then you will want to go back to Peachy Keen Stamps to start at the beginning. Lost along the way Don't worry I will have the Blog List at the bottom of this post

 Here is my card for Angelica

This is a 5x7 Vertical Card
I used  the current Mojo MOnday Sketch #257 for the card layout inspiration

as well as the following Design Seeds Color Palate and using the closest colors I could find from my stash
This one is called Artichoke Tones

I got my addiction to Design Seeds from Angelica :)
The Pink and only pattern paper is from S.E.I Penelope's Potpourri and is the reverse of Adorned Dots
The green is stamped with Papetrey ink Geometrics Background basics Stamp,
my card base uses the papertrey ink Kraft Cardstock

My Main stamped image is from Peachy Keen Stamps  PK-563 Garden Wheelies
and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps "Mini Messages"

I also used the "birds and Swirls","Swiss dots" and "Polka dot" Cuttlebug Folders

 I have a tiny bit of Blog Candy Today.
 I designed an SVG Template for this card  and for my blog hoppers you can download it here. 

I design all of my cards in make the cut to test out the proportions..etc using the basic shapes gallery so I thought I would share my project file with you. For Make-the-Cut users I have added the project to the Gallery using the Tag Angelica_Card, just search for it through your software and you should find it!

There are also 4 $20 Gift Certificates to Peachy Keen Stamps that are being hidden along the hop! To qualify, please leave a comment on every stop along the way - a winner will be picked on Tuesday and announced on the Peachy Keen Blog!


I am giving away a 20 Yard Pack of Timeless Twine. 5 yards each of 4 colors  (winner to pick the colors).
Just be a follower and leave a comment to enter to win!

I hope you like my project. 

Next stop is Dobea

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog --
Lauren Brewer --
Michelle Criswell
Cristina Garcia --<<< That's me
Glorajean Beardall --
Erin Lee Schreiner --

Sep 8, 2012

Timeless Twine Challenge: Scraplift w/ videos!

Hey my crafty friends.

It's Challenge time over at Timeless twine and this Month it's a Scraplift.

What is a scraplift? Using someone else's project for inspiration, but making it your own.

This Month we are challenging YOU to take a look at the design Team projects previously posted on the Timeless Twine Blog, and to create your own project.

Please just make sure to link to the project you used as inspiration

Here are the specifics

*********Challenge details***********
Theme: Scrap Lift
Must "Scrap Lift" a project from the Timeless Twine blog.
Must reference (link) project that was scrap lifted in your blog post.

 Colors: Any colors
Shapes: What ever shape strikes you creativity =D
Embellishments: Timeless Twine of course =D  (If you haven't had a chance to purchase Timeless Twine yet, you may substitute with embroidery floss, hemp, yarn, etc.)
You can purchase Timeless Twine here.
Project MUST be new.

Deadline for challenge entries will be Sept 30, 2012 11:59pm (EST)
Winner will win a spool of Timeless Twine in the color of their choice (in-stock colors only).

For my project I was inspired by a card that My Design Team sister Jenny made Here

Jenny's Project- My design Inspiration

Orginally I wanted to try to make the twine diecuts, but after several failed attempts I decided to just copy her simple layout. I wanted to try to the clean and simple approach to cardmaking as my cards can be very involved with many layers.

Jenny used two pattern papers, one as a base and the other as a strip across and here is my attempt to replicate that simple clean style.

My project using Jenny's layout as inspiration. As you can see, I made it my own!

I went through my scraps and found some cardstock that would make a really nice card. I actually made some videos of my design process here, as well as a very detailed video of my coloring incase you were curious how I created such detailed shading on my project

My videos are divided in two parts because believe it or not this card was super time consuming

All stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps
All papers are from Recollections- available at Michael's
Pattern paper is from the Recollections Autumn Splendor

Hope you like it have a great day

Sep 7, 2012

Faboolous Ghost Card

Woo hoo are you ready for more Scrappy Moms Stamps Sneak Peeks??

This one I actually made WITH my daughter for her teacher, That's why it's a little on the simple side for me, but it was very complicated for an almost 3 year old

This card is odd sized. It's 6 x 5.5

The pattern paper is from Last Years K&Company Halloween Stack. can't think of the name right now.

The ghosts are from Peachy Keen Stamps

We used a border punch, annd we chalked the white cardstock blue

We also used a corner chomper

I hope you like this card!!

I hope you like it!!

Scrappy Moms Stamps: New Release & Sale!

Today is the start of a new release for Scrappy Moms Stamps. And this one is just in time for Halloween.

Check them out!!

I have a few projects completed with this set to share with you as soon as I get home from work today. I forgot to take the pictures of my Camera :)

Scrappy Moms Stamps is also having an End-of-Summer Free Shipping sale starting today (9/7) thru Sunday 9/16.  

Sep 2, 2012

PKS Setember Release Sneak Peeks

It's my favorite time of the month

The time where I get to finally show you some new projects made with the newest set of Peachy Keen Stamps

OF course this is a SPOOKY themed release, as Halloween is right around the corner. and there is something for everyone. Spooky-cute, creepy and classic haloween images so without further delay

here is my project


This was one of the most Labor Intensive Coloring Jobs I have completed to date. Completly colored with Prismacolor Pencils

Just for an idea of the size of this stamp set, This card is 5x7 and the main image is about 4x4

The pattern papers are from Recollections Ravenhead Manor (from last year) and the background stamp is also part of this PKS release, stamped in Crumb Cake ink

I wrapped some Halloween Timeless Twine around the card to finish it off

I wanted to keep the card layout simple since the image was the main focus.

Hope you like it. Head over the PKS Blog everyday this week to check out plenty of more sneak peeks

We have an incredible sale going on all weekend long!! Enjoy your long weekend!