Monday, September 15, 2014

MCT Scrapping The Little Things ~ You & Me!

Happy Monday!  Today is Scrapping The Little Things at My Creative Time.  I don't know about you, but I love using a sketch for inspiration.  Also when choosing a sketch, don't get thrown off if it's for a card.  You can always use it for a layout.  Or even the other way around.

I used this sketch for the larger pocket card, except I chose to use stars instead of circles.  Remember the sketches are for inspiration, so it doesn't have to be exact.

I thought it would fun to cut the bicycle in half for the two cards.  I have left room on both cards for either pictures or journaling.  On the second card, I die cut the "&" about 5 times and glued together.  Then added glossy accents on top.  It's such a cool look in person!

Again on the large card I left space for a picture.

My Creative Time

Teresa Collins Pattern Paper
Scrap Paper
Glossy Accents

Sunday, September 14, 2014

PKS Photo/Color/Sketche Challenge ~ Boo!

Hello, peachy friends!  It's time again for a color, photo, sketch challenge with Peachy Keen Stamps!  I love the PKS challenge since you have the choice to use any part for inspiration.  I've used all three, however you don't have to.  You can pick one part of it or all of it!!!!

Isn't this what being creative is all about!  

I LOVE Halloween, but not in the over the top trying to scare someone in to having a heart attack.  Just the goofy, fun, and spooky kind of Halloween!  That's why I love the porch in the photo, it was the inspiration for the broken fence, even though the porch is in pristine condition. :)

It's super cool how you can mix and match so many PKS sets, even with some that are older.  Like the new pumpkin with the Make a Monster Face assortment set.


Peachy Keen Stamps

Copic Markers
XPress It Blend cardstock
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Bakers Twine
Glossy Accents

Be sure to stop by the other gal's blogs to see what awesome thing they've created!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PKS Change Up Your Stamps ~ Need a hug?

Hi crafty friends!  
Today I've taken over the Peachy Keen Blog with a tutorial!  Now before I start I want you to know that I'm not an expert in Copics or stamping.  However I recently took a stamping class that helped me to look at my stamp collection differently!  To really be creative with them.  

Also in the class I realized that I've become partial to one layer cards, or with just a bit popped up.  Rest assured, if you've been following for any length of time then you know that I LOVE a layered card, I will continue to make them! :)

Oh, and the inside sentiment is too funny!  Kathy's humor cracks my up!

The Supplies!

I first used VersaMark and Glitter Black embossing powder to create the outline of Mr. Cranky.

Then heat set it.

Next I used black memento ink for the face.

 Once everything had cooled, I used copic markers to color him.

After I completed the coloring, I fussy cut Mr. Cranky.

Of course I needed him to come alive, so I added some glossy accents to his one eye..."He's Alive"!  :)  Set aside to let him dry!


For the background I wanted the look of different pattern paper yet only use one layer.  So I taped off the area that I didn't want to be stamped.

Then I inked the edges of the stamp.

Next I carefully removed the tape and stamped my card base.  This card is folded in half.

As you can see it's a bit askew, but I'll fix that shortly.

With another pattern stamp, I did the same thing with the tape.

Again I inked it up.

Removed the tape and stamped the image.

You can see that there a bit of a gap between the images.  Now I'm going to fix it being crooked and the gap

.I taped off so the part that was crooked and missing is now straight.  I'm using a wide painters tape and didn't want to waste to much so I tore it in half lengthwise and used the straight edge to create the space to be embossed.  I'm all about using what you have.  :)

You can see where I added the silver tinsel embossing powder.

After I embossed a few purple bats, I added some pop dots to Mr. Cranky!

Isn't he FUN!

Peachy Keen Stamps

Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Xpress It Blending Cardstock
Copic Markers
Embossing Powders, silver tinsel, purple
VersaMark ink
Glossy Accents

pop dots
painters tape

Like I said, I'm not an expert at either copic markers or stamping, however I hope this gives you the courage to be creative and try something you haven't done before...whether this or something else!

Have a beautifully creative day!

Monday, September 8, 2014

MCT Made In Minutes ~ I love you!

Good morning paper lovin' friends, I hope you had a beautiful weekend!  It was another sunny one in California.  I love the sun, however we REALLY need the rain...which isn't expected anytime soon. :/

Today is Made In Minutes over at My Creative Time.  I love this segment, since I always get ideas for cards that can be made in minutes or easily mass produced!  Quick and easy are always a good thing in my book!

My Creative Time

Papertrey Ink cardstock
Scrap Paper

Friday, September 5, 2014

PKS September Blog Hop!

The excitement has been building for the past two days and now the time has FINALLY arrived!
WELCOME to the September Release and Reveal Blog Hop at Peachy Keen Stamps!
This All Occasion release brings wonderful images for projects centered around a birthday theme, as well as some great stamps that pair up perfectly with stamps that have been released previously this year. I can see the Birch Background stamp used with our camping themed release, a rustic Christmas project, Halloween, masculine “guy” cards and so, so much more! Smile Eagle goes amazingly well with the Birch Background, too, and can’t us just see that little fella used for some AWESOME patriotic projects? There’s the Haunted A2 Background, which comes just in time to make some quick and easy Halloween projects, OR pair it up with last month’s release or ANY of our Halloween themed stamps for more versatility. The PKSC-33 Stamp of the Month, Ballerina Bear, and the Sentiments for the September 2014 Release are fabulous “go to” sets for any age! And last but certainly not least are the Variety Face Assortments. It wouldn’t be a PKS release without faces, and these are some of the cutest and most versatile yet! Turn a simple project into something SUPER SPECTACULAR just by adding an adorable Peachy Keen Face! These are must haves, for sure!!

Gotta love a wobble...and one more project for you!

Peachy Keen Stamps
Actionl Wobble

My Creative Time ~ banner dies, circle dies, edge dies
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Echo Park pattern paper
X-Press It Blending Card for Copic Markers
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella glimmer pen
chunky glitter
glossy accents


Off the charts AMAZING, right? These stamps are NOW available in The Peachy Keen Stamps Shop, and as always, you can pick these new releases up at a discounted price for a limited time!
Now it’s time to do a little hopping to celebrate AND give you a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Peachy Keen Stamps!!  The WINNER from the Blog Hop as well as the winners from both days of sneak peeks will be announced here on Monday, September 8th.
Below, you’ll find the complete blog hop order, and all you need to do to be eligible for the prize is hop along, and leave comments here and on our designer’s blogs. That’s it! We’ll select one random winner from ALL the comments to win the $50 prize so they can do a little peachy shopping! Have fun, enjoy the hop, and GOOD LUCK!!!
Thanks for joining us for our September Release! We love and appreciate our peachy friends so much, and we hope you’ve enjoyed the creations as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing them to you!