Saturday, November 27, 2010

Even More Ornaments!

Above is SnowKid2 in chipboard. I painted it into a ginger instead. I used our Thanksgiving Weekend Free Stamp in her belly for added fun! A little bit of bling and my super fun Americana Acrylics to add color and basecoat. I used a slightly dampened sea sponge to basecoat all of my ginger ornaments with Americana Acrylic colors: Camel, Honey Brown and Raw Sienna... I shaded the body and face by floating either Raw Sienna and / or Russet. Other colors used to paint the stamp in the belly are Lamp Black, Tangerine, Raspberry, Titanium White, Tuscany Red, Williamsburg Blue +Titianium White to shade with. The hat was painted with basecoat of Tuscany Red then shaded with Russet and highlighted with burnished Titanium White.

I also added some of the new DecoArt Glamour Dust paints for a really bright and fun shimmer. We have just added these to our site and I have to say.. I totally LOVE THEM! They come in the form of paint.. however the base of the paint is a mere tint and the shimmer from the ultra fine glitter is exceptional! I used the hot pink, orange colors of glitter on the above project.
paper pieced and embellished chipboard penguins

Painted and embellished chipboard gingers!!
I will be back on here later today to add the links and a few more of the ornaments.. and a date for all of you to watch the HOW TO videos on YouTube :) Thank you all for joining me as followers with my BIG WHINE ... sent direct to all from Facebook! LOL.. My BAD!! :)

Friday, November 26, 2010


Items at Peachy Keen Stamps that I used to make these:
PKOC-SLY Snowlady Chipboard Shape Set
PKOC-TH Snowman Top Hat Shape Set
PK-461 Happy Lashes 1 1/8"
StazOn Jet Black Ink
Glistening Snow Writer

OH HOW FUN these were to make! Super Simple out of Chipboard SnowLady and Top Hat Snowman.
1.I love to paint so I opted to paint my snow bodies with a very slightly damp sea sponge and Americana Acrylics (Mocha). You can even do them in any light color you choose! Keep sponging until covered. When dry, flip over and paint the back if you have any warping. Most of the time, when dry on one side they will flatten.
2. I used distress ink and foam applicator to shade around the head, body and arms.
3. Stamp the face with StazOn ink
4. I painted the color detail in the faces with my trusty brushes and Americana Acrylics.
** Note: how the white highlights show up so nicely when you use a different color for the snow bodies.. :)

I made the clothes and hats with scraps of coordinating cardstock paper. To do this:
1. Lay your chipboard piece on the back of the paper you are using and trace.
2.Cut it out giving yourself a little extra room.. for a "just in case" episode (LOL.. my middle name is "just in case") ...
3. Adhere the cardstock piece to the chipboard with a glue stick. ( I like Aleene's Gluestick the best for this)
4. Use sandpaper to remove the excess paper around the edges.
5. Use distress ink and foam applicator to finish edges.

1.Punch a hole if using for an ornament in the hat pieces before assembly
2. Adhere the pieces in place with Zip Dry glue or glue dots (I used both on mine)
3. Finish off by adding fun embellishments and Glistening snow texture as shown.

Love, Kathy

Thursday, November 25, 2010

NEW ORNAMENTS at Peachy Keen!!

NEW AT PEACHY KEEN STAMPS!! Acrylic Ornaments! The clear acrylic ornaments come with paper adhesive on each side. GOT COPICS?? and an airbrush?? This was really fun! Take the paper off of one side of the ornament and airbrush with your vibrant copic colors to match your decor! When copic color dries - remove the paper from the other side of the ornament and stamp your face with JetBlack StazOn ink. I used acrylic paint over the StazOn to paint the mouth, and highlighted with white acrylic paint under the eyelines. In the snowflake I painted the inside of the eye whites. So super cute and oh so easy! To make these, I used my 1 3/8" face from PK-460 Happy Lashes and on the snowflake I used PK-471 Happy New Year 1 1/8"

I also used twine from The Twinery. :) LOVE THAT STUFF.. PKS will be carrying that soon too!

MORE PICTURES will be posted after I make the mashed potatoes. :) HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!

I used a new product that we are carrying to make the icing on the gingerbread teardrop. It is a snow writer by DecoArt.. LOVE THIS STUFF!! Sprinkle glitter on it while it's wet for added sparkle!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Bloghop Winner and a gingerbread project!

HOW FUN!!... OUR Mouse story and winner of the stamp set PK-350 Colby and Jack Cheese is... MARCIE!! OMGsh!! Thank you all for being like the BEST sports EVER and for all of your super sweet comments!! I'm really happy that you liked these two mice as much as we do!! Thank you all so much for hopping with us! This will be one I will never forget. Some of the stories really made my ribs HURT from laughing!! Congratulations, Marcie and thank you all again for participating! Marcie, please contact me within 7 days to claim your prize. We will ship it out as soon as we hear from you.
Luv 2 Create said...

I am brand new to Peachy Keen stamps and this blog. Gotta tell you, I don't know how I missed these. These mice are just the cutest!!!! Luv'em. Can't wait to see the rest but they will be hard to top these. Favorite mouse story - I worked with all men, and when we arrived to work one morning we found several baby mice around one of the trash cans. I have never seen so many men scatter all at once. One even jumped up on the desk to avoid them as they tried to scurry away. It was hilarious.

RE: My Al Gingerbread above was colored with copics and I totally OD'd on the Tim Holtz distress.. Grabbed a color way to dark.. After spending a REALLY long time coloring I was disappointed that it came out so dark. :( I will keep practicing with these Copics and the distress inks ... until I get my colors just right! I already have a list of colors I would like to see in Copic.. do you think they would listen if I suggested them? LOL.. just wishing. Hope you are all having a great day!

I used PK-416 Lorie and Al Gingerbread Set, SU paper, mini kraft album from Michaels, sheer ribbon scrap, PT cardstock. Snow Glitter, White Paint Writer by America (available at our store).
Big Hugs,
Lots of Love,

Friday, November 12, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps WINTER Release Bloghop

WEE HEE... and we're hoppin! I feel like such a stranger here.. It isn't often that I get to play with the stamps that we make. I'm too busy making NEW ones!! I have to tell you a little bit about these little meeces. The other day, I just couldn't be DONE drawing and I was talking to Nikki (one of our designers) and had her take a peek at what I was drawing .. she told me that it needed a MOUSE! NAH.. I don't have time to draw a mouse...Ha!! THANK YOU, Nikki for pushing me out THE DOOR! ...

MORE than friends that inspire me .. ANOTHER little something today.. My daughter, Angelica showed me how to use all the Tim Holtz distress inks today!!! She pushes me to get done and try new techniques !!

Thank you everyone for all of your support and great ideas! I love what I do and I am so happy to share it all with you!!

Leave me a comment... with your favorite mouse story and I will enter your name to win this brand new set of stamps. PK-350 Colby and Jack Cheese. There is a picture below of the entire set. It will be available shortly on our site.

ON TO THE HOP! Each DT member has a set they are showcasing AND giving away!
You won't want to miss a single stop!!
Simply click on the "Next Blog" button on each blog to proceed to the next stop.
We'll also include a full list in case you get lost or you need to come back later. :)
Once you have finished the hop, come back here for a full set of LINKS to the NEW stamps!
The NEW STAMPS go on sale TONIGHT @ 8 PM CST

Now you are on your way to the super dee duper.. VIVIENNE's BLOG where you will find some BIG TIME talent and inspiration FOR sure!! HAVE FUN EVERYONE!!

Kathy's Blog {You're Here}
Viv -
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Lisa -
Angelica -

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Peachy Keen Winter Release Peek!

Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for your excitement in our newest winter release!! I just can't wait to show you guys what I've been working on for the past few weeks. I had a TON of fun creating these little guys and...and...well, if I keep going I'm gonna say too much. Just wait and see! TOMORROW is the big day, and our design team has whipped up what I am sure is just AMAZING projects! Can't wait to see them! Hope you'll join us, we're kicking off on our PKS blog at 7 pm CST!! Our first night time hop! Whoo hoo!!

Here's a couple teasers for you all... these were so much fun to color!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

cool2craft on Monday, October 11, 2010

Tune in to Cool2Craft Live on Monday, October 11th for a 10 to 12 minute segment on stamping our face stamps into super glossy and very durable embellishments!! The LIVE show begins at 12 noon Eastern Time and runs until 1:30. I am going to punch and die cut several shapes, stamp faces on them and show how to shade, highlight and how to color cheeks! I will also give you several ideas on what you can do with the embellishments after they are done!! Please feel free to come in and chat, add your ideas and / or ask questions afterward too :)

create embellishments with me!! :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

KathyJ's Bloghop WINNER is...


Sorry I am running late on announcing our winner of PK-635 Haunted Pumpkin House!!

Congratulations to:

Gabriela Sandoval said... I love all the costumes. This is my babies 1st Halloween so I'm excited.

Dear Gabriela, I hope your baby's first Halloween is super duper SPECIAL!!

Thank you all so much for all the lovely comments and for hopping along with us! We all had a great time!! You are all the best!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps

Woo hoo... it's time for another BIG RELEASE!! This time we have MORE THAN WE COULD EVEN HANDLE!! We have NEW STAMPS.. NEW DIES with STAMPS and a BLOG HOP... A SALE and MORE!

The card above and below both were colored with copics and adorned with K&Co Spooktacular DT
On both of the pumpkin cards I used PK-635 Haunted Pumpkin House and PK-636 Pumpkin House Accessories.

Treat box is paper-pieced with images from PK-635 Haunted Pumpkin House, PK-636 Pumpkin House Accessories and PK-630 Nikkity Knack Cat. The box is paper mache and I painted it Lamp Black with my Americana Acrylic Paint.

PK-634 Frankly... I dig 6 feet for chocolate! Colored in copics. I used DP by K&Co Halloween designed by Tim Coffey
LOL.. these two little stamps are in the PK-634 Frankly set and worked perfectly for a mini candy bar holder.. YES.. I attached the little candy bar with dental floss!! I colored the tooth with copics.. :)

If you've come here from the home page of the challenge blog.. YOU ARE ON TRACK!! Next on the little witches list is to be betwixed and bedazzled at Vivienne's marvels! Click the button to go on to the next blog!

Tell me what you love most about Halloween in a comment and you could win the prize of PK-635 Haunted Pumpkin House package! I will be announcing the winner of this super fun set on Monday, October 4th. :)

Thank you so much for visiting us!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

OOOO... this is too much fun! Can you guess what this will be? I would love to hear your comments!! Hope you are all having as much fun guessing as we are having taunting you!! :) ....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cool2Craft Live!


I'm super excited and a little bit nervous but I will be there with bells on!! Come join us .. there is a great prize giveaway too!! :) Oooo.. I have to tell you that I found this candy wrapper done a little differently at one of my favorite stores in Appleton, Wisconsin. Scrapbook and Stamping Creations, LLC... I totally used part of a cute wrapper they had made into the same type of wrapper.... You will have to tune in to see the rest!! I think you'll love it as much as I did!!

Peachy Keen Stamps Join Kathy next week as she demo's our Monster Face stamps and creates an adorable candy bar wrapper on Cool 2 Craft!! All the COOL people will be there!! ;)

Hope to see you there!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

A note from Kathy PKS Blog Hop WINNER

Hello Peachy Fans!!

Thank you for coming along with us on our blog hop!! Our design team has just blew us away with their incredible creations! We hope that some of you have chosen to follow them as they always have such wonderful ideas! Besides being very talented, these ladies have become part of a very special family.. The Peachy Keen Family!!

I personally had a great time with the new designs!! It is so fun to get to finally COLOR within the black lines that I draw!! Thank you for all for such sweet comments!! My winner of the PEACHY KEEN STAMPS t-shirt, mug and YOUR CHOICE of ONE of the new stamp sets is..... number 187!!

Denise Springfield

Denise, I will leave a message on your blog and hope to hear from you soon!! You can always email me at too!! Thank you so much for leaving a great comment and for all of your excitement! CONGRATULATIONS...!!! Again, I thank all of you for visiting me!! Many thanks too to our AWESOME DESIGN TEAM FAMILY for yet another FANTASTIC BLOG HOP! We hope you will come back regularly and play along with our fun challenges!

Have a fantastic and safe HOLIDAY weekend!!
Much Love and PEACHY HUGS!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Peachy Keen Halloween Releases Blog Hop!

label punch is by Marvy 2 1/2" x 1 3/4"
lime green tins are from Target $1 section!!
bo-bunny stripe paper
Stampin Up! Paper
I used Spellbinders Labels 10

Welcome to the Halloween Release on the bloghop list!! This is just the beginning of a super fun time at Peachy Keen Stamps!! Stop by all of the designer blogs and pick up your inspiration along the way!! Each designer and the PKS blog is offering a prize!! You don't want to miss out!!

Here are a few things that I came up with using some of the new stamps. I used my Copics which I am still working with. I forced myself not to touch my paint and use the Cpoic colors I have. I found out in the Copic certification class that I was missing a lot of the lighter colors. After doing these few projects, I've found a whole new respect for our design team for all of the time that they put into this for us! I can never thank them enough!!
On to the hop! If you have hopped here from the PKS bloghop page you are on the right trail.. next visit is Vivienne!!

In case you are just joining us.. here is the list in order of the bloghop... don't miss Nikki's.. she isn't able to post until tomorrow. We had a little mix up with the date.. we apologize for that!!

PKS Blog -
Kathy -
Viv -
Lorie -
Janice -
Emma -
Sonia -
Heidi -
Samantha -
Lisa -


Leave a comment here for a chance to win a Peachy Keen Stamps coffee mug and tshirt! :) All of the new stamps are available now on our website!!

Thanks so much for visiting and making our work.. FUN!! We love to see what you do with your PKS!! :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps August Sneak Peek

Trick or Treat!! Sneak Peek time at Peachy Keen Stamps!! I'm still working with my copics and I don't have a whole lot of the lightest colors to work with.. but I used 'em anyway!! More colors are on the way though!!

Be sure to go on your venture of the upcoming bloghop beginning tomorrow, Monday, August 30th! There are so many adorable projects to see and so many ways to use the new stamps!! We have some of the best designers out there!! They bring such joy to us with their adorable projects! OH and of course, you don't want to miss the prizes that you could win with along the hop!!

New stamps will be available on the website just after the bloghop begins tomorrow!! Have fun!!
Here are a few of my sneak peeks :)