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!!

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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!!