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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Challenge Blog Owner Blog Hop

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OUR WINNER IS: #22 Lynne! Congratulations Lynne!! Thank you so much for partcipating in our first ever blog hop!! Please email me at with your mailing address and I will get your prize shipped to you.
Thanks everyone for such a fun filled week! We really hope that you'll come back and join us for all of our regular challenges too! We still have Challenge 12 up until midnight Sunday October 4th!! It is posted just below the blog candy. It is super fun.. make an ornament! :)
Please feel free to visit our site this weekend and use our special coupon! THANKYOU is the coupon code to save 15% on your purchase of $25.00 or more. Be sure to sign up on our email list on the site's home page (bottom of the page) to get future coupons, news and promos!! :)
Thanks again for joining us!!
Welcome to Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog's first ever BLOG HOP and the very first ever “Challenge Blog Owner” Blog Hop! We are so happy to have you come visit us! The blog hop will be running from September 25th until MIDNIGHT on Oct 1st. Each participating challenge blog has it's own challenge for you.. with great prizes! You will want to make sure you visit ALL of the challenge blogs during this blog hop and do as many as the challenges as you can do in a week!!
Thank you for inviting us to participate ***scrapsketch*** !! If you came here via The Chirper Challenge, you are going in the right direction.You will find a link to the next blog in the HOP below. Here are all the participants and the order of the Blog Hop:

All About Me Challenges
Whimsical Scraps & Bugs
SP Color Combos
Sewn Together/Sew Many Cards
The Chirper Challenge
Peachy Keen Stamps
Practical Scrappers
Just Buggin’
Creative Twist
The Crafting Pot
Scrapbooks n' Stuff

The guidelines set up for your entry are:
1. Sign up as a follower on all of the blogs listed
2. Leave a comment in this post
3. Make a card/LO with the PKS sketch (below), for your submission on OUR blog and link it to your post with Mr. Linky below.

(We have challenges once every two weeks. Most are fairly simple card sketches, but sometimes we throw a wrench in the works, just for fun. We give away a prize at the end of each challenge and the winner is announced at the start of the new challenge. We are a fairly new blog and we like to encourage beginners, so we use to choose our winners).

Here is your sketch for the Blog Hop challenge:

We have a great group of talented designers that graciously extend their time to make cards for us. Vivienne Holden, Lorie Souther, Diane Markle and Sonia Kertznus (currently away). Welcome please, our two guest designers for the blog hop, Emma Aguilar and Lauri Ingram. Thank you so much to all of our designers for their quick thinking and their awesome samples!

Lauri Ingram is a guest designer this week! Lauri used PK-319 Snickerdoodle Happy Elf to make her card. You have to go check it out.. IT SPINS!

Emma Aguilar is also a guest designer and she too is super talented!
Look at her adorable take on this sketch! She used our Monster's n More Faces and one of our Pumpkin Faces.

LOL.. "It's Fall Y'all" is by Diane Markle. Diane made the perfect Fall themed card with a face stamped on the acorn, from one of our Simple Simon's Face Sets.

Viv's beautiful "Cherry Wishes!" card was made using our PK-239 Faceless Fruit. I wonder if she air-brushed the edges of her lighter cardstock with her Copics?
I know I will have to go and read on her post!

Lorie's card floored me with delight!
How amazing our PK-311 Snowmany Thanks looks when done up by this pro!!

Kathy's (that would be me) was made using PK-319 Ice Skating Penguin Couple.
These two look to be skating together in perfect rhythm!

This picture shows what you could win if you follow the the guidelines in our Blog Hop Challenge.
2 pkgs of Doodlecharm 6 x 6 cardstock packs, 4 Peachy Keen Stamps packages & an acrylic block!

Your next stop is Practical Scrappers. Have fun!

Thanks again for visiting and good luck to all that enter! We are so happy to be a part of this BLOG HOP!!
Kathy xx

BLOG CANDY - Good through Oct 23, 2009

....AND THE WINNER IS...... #22 Julie T!!

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS, JuLiE!!!!

Please email me with your address at your earliest convenience so I can ship your goodies off to you!

THANK YOU, absolutely... EVERYONE for playing along with our blog candy and we hope you will return to participate in our challenges! We are having a great time seeing all of your creations. We have a Halloween challenge for you.. watch for details on the 29th! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!
Thanks again!!

Welcome to Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog!

Dave and I are continually brainstorming for ways to repay our debt to our customers for spreading the word about Peachy Keen Stamps through their blogs, comments and message boards. This is just one thing we can do to show our appreciation to all of you for giving us such a great reputation online. You have created so many beautiful projects with our stamps, shared with so many and we can't thank you enough!!

I am learning as I go with blogging... and found the missing link! It is BLOG CANDY! Look at all these YUMMY TREATS! One lucky winner will get EVERYTHING in the pic. I am totally using Sonia's Blog Candy post as an example to set this one up. This candy is up until, Friday, October 23rd midnight CST. The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday, October 24th.

To qualify for entry to win this drawing:
  • You must sign up or already be signed up as a follower on our challenge blog. I would LOVE for you to sign up to follow our designer's blogs too! They are an awesome group! Although it is not required.. this is a bonus - if you should win and we find that you follow all of the designers listed - you will receive an additional gift! A $25.00 gift certificate to!! For your convenience, our design team list is under the blog candy pic on the right.
  • You will need to post the blog candy on your blog's side bar as a gadget (choose html/java script) The code can be copied and pasted from the right column on this blog.
  • Post on your blog "Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog Candy" to announce to all of BLOGLAND that we have candy :)... LOL.. You do know that I am totally winging this right?
  • Leave a comment in this post - just one per person please.
  • Hook up your name with Mr.Linky below to your post of the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog Candy post on your blog.
ALL FIVE tasks must be accomplished in order to qualify to win.

Included in our BLOG CANDY:
  • 4 packages of Miss Elizabeth's Scrapbook Papers: Braun, Lodge, Jewels, and Fairytale Princess(6 pages per package)
  • Peachy Keen Stamps PK-303A Tubular Star Snowman Small
  • Peachy Keen Stamps PK-320 Snickerdoodle Gift Elf
  • Peachy Keen Stamps PK-311 Snowmany Thanks
  • Peachy Keen Stamps PK-404 Sugar n Spice Gingers Small
  • 12 Ice Stickles: Gold, Crystal, Arctic Ice, Grape, Blueberry, Lime, Cherry, Strawberry, Silver, Coffee, Lemon and Mint
  • 12 Offray Grosgrain Ribbon Spools 3/8": White, Cranberry, Island Blue, Ant White, Black, Lt Pink, Shock Pink, Blue, Lemongrass, Lemon, Yellow Gold, Oatmeal (two of these are at the bottom of the stack behind the long acrylic block)
  • 3 SUPER acrylic blocks with grid lines and finger grooves, Sizes: 3.5" round, 4.25" round and 8" x 2.5"

Thank you so much for taking the time to read, post and ENTER!!
Kathy (and Dave) Jakopovich

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 12


We are running a bit late today... My apologies as I still can't find my camera! I had to scan my design samples instead this morning. :(

It has been an insane two weeks for us over at! We have had record-breaking sales in the month of September and it shows no sign of stopping. We appreciate all that you have done to help us get the word out about our stamps! Thank you all so very much!!

Here is a super fun challenge! Make an ornament! We would love to see what you come up with for this.. !! Just look what our designers did with their take on this challenge!! They are just amazing! We are still running on the 2 week schedule - this entry is due on October 4th at Midnight (CST).

Congratulations to our Challenge 11 winner: Jamie Greene - number 10 on last week's Mr.Linky! Jamie's winning card is posted below.

Our prize for Challenge 12 is Fiskar's Antique Elegance Circle Border Punch! Good luck to all who enter!


Look what Lorie has done with Curly the Snowman from
PK-481 Christmas Character Faces 1 1/8"!!

WHOA.. who wouldn't want a tree loaded with these!
Viv's take was made with PK-311 Snowmany Thanks!

How cute! Diane made our PK-M11 Winter is for the birds into an ornament
and made him look like a little penguin!

Here are my ornaments (Kathy's) made with PK-405 Sugar n Spice Ginger Boy
and PK-406 Sugar n Spice Girl.
We also have a much smaller version of them in our store PK-404.

CHALLENGE 11 --------- WINNER --------- WINNER --------!!!

Congratulations, Jamie on your winning entry! Please email me with your address and I will get your prizes off to you in the mail!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Uh-oh! Blog Roll List MISSING


I was updating our blog roll list and noticed that one of the blog addresses was in there twice. I wanted to delete ONE of the duplicates and I DELETED the entire list. UGH!

If you would like me to add you back to our blog roll.. I will be working on that this week. Please send an email to please use BLOG ROLL as the subject line and in your email I will need your name (as you would like it to appear on the list) and your full blog address beginning with http://

I apologize for the inconvenience!


Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 11

Good Morning!

Thank you so much for all of the awesome entries from Challenge 10! They were ALL so incredibly creative! CONGRATUALATIONS, Julie T (entry number 3 on Mr. Linky last week). Her winning card entry is below.

Wow.. it seems LIKE FOREVER since I was here typing up a new challenge! Here is the new sketch for Challenge 11! You have until Sunday, September 20th to get your entry in! We will look forward to seeing your creations!! :) Our design team came up with some pretty AWESOME cards - for sure! Sonia's will be up a little bit later... another very busy lady!
Here is our sketch for Challenge 11!

Here is the prize for this challenge! These are 6" x 6" paper packs from Doodlebug Designs and Making Memories. Good luck to all who enter!

Here is Diane's card "Snowmany Thanks!" Diane used one of sayings from our new
to show her lovely color scheme!

"Happy Christmas" is by Vivienne Holden. Viv used our penguin peeker
from PK-327 Winter Peekers to create her masterpiece!

"It's a girl!" is by Lorie Souther. Lorie used PK-245 Baby Monkey
to make her beautiful card shine!

This is Kathy's (mine) "Happy Birthday" to my sister, Mary! I used the larger set of our new faces PK-491 Everyday Character Faces 1 1/8"

Frosty is by Sonia and she used PK16- Faye and Ernie Snow.

**********WINNER*********CHALLENGE 10***********

Congratulations, JulieT! Your card was picked as the winner! A super cute entry too, I might add! If you haven't taken the time to look at all the beautiful entries from Challenge 10... you are REALLY missing out! There were SO MANY great cards!! Julie please email me with your address and I will get this package of stamps mailed right out to you. :)

Adorable entry by Julie T.. won PK-327 Winter Peekers! :)