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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Challenge 35 Winner!!

We were absolutely delighted looking through all the entries submitted on our last challenge! Man, you guys are GOOD!!!
However, as you know, we could only pick one winner, and the winner of the $30 Gift Certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps is:

53. Teresa Hendrickson!!

You have to take a peek at her adorable spider card! Teresa incorporated the sketch and the colors perfectly!
Since we loved so many of the entries, though,we decided to make a "Top 5" list and send new blinkies out to our winner
AND top 5!

Our other fab five entries were:
4. LBCrafts
12. Linda Lapotka
14. Ivette
16. Paula Bee

So ladies, please contact me (angelica at peachykeenstamps dot com) for a blinkie to place on your blog! Congratulations!! See you next week for a new Challenge!

Our designers are busy this week showcasing our cute new August Release Halloween Stamps! Join the fun starting here!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Peachy Keen August Release Hop

It's going on RIGHT NOW! Chances to win each new set, oodles of inspiration and lots of fun ideas along the way! You can join all the fun by starting on the home page within our blog here!

Come back to the Challenge Blog tomorrow to see who won the
$30.00 Gift Certificate for Challenge 35!

Happy Hopping!
~ Angelica :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Challenge 35 - Color Combo :: Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge! We had 89 amazing entries on our last challenge - thanks so much for playing along!! We absolutely love looking at each and every persons' creations; we really are so inspired with what we see with each challenge! For those of you new to blogging, I wanted to share a few tips with you this morning for getting the most feedback from your entries, and getting the most out of your crafty blog:

  • Turning off word verification for comments: Some Bloggers get ZERO spam even with their word verification turned off. Others get a lot. It really is a personal preference, but it is much more convenient for people who are blog hopping to go ahead and leave a comment (especially when they're commenting on lots of blogs in succession) without this verification. Below you'll find out how to adjust these settings and if you turn them off, you can watch your comments and see if it's right for you. PKS is not endorsing this method, but offering it as info only.

  • Linking your entry: When you link up your entry, it is always helpful for new followers to click on a link to your specific post on each challenge. From there, they can easily click on your home page or your blog name and find your latest posts. If you do link to your blog address only (i.e. title your entry as to what challenge you are entering it in. That way followers know exactly which post to look for first!
  • Linking only one entry: If you make a mistake, no problem! Just email me: angelica (at) peachykeenstamps (dot) com. I can edit the widget and include the correct link.
  • Photos: Take your photos in natural light (outside) whenever possible. This will give any camera a huge advantage since it is using another light source other than its flash (which can be too strong in some conditions). Turn your flash off, and hold your camera very still - prop on a table, crate, or tripod if available. This will ensure your photo isn't blurry. The clearer people can see your creations, the more likely they are to keep coming back! If your camera has a "Macro" setting, this will give you a super crisp image when taking a photo of your creation up close.

Onto our winners!!! 46. Laurie L. is our random winner!!

For our judged winner, 13. Cindy B is our winner! We thought her use of the sketch coupled with her amazing coloring was fantastic!

Ladies please contact me: angelica (at) peachykeenstamps (dot) com to claim your prizes! Congrats!


We have a NEW Challenge ready for you guys, and I hope your color mojo is ready for this unlikely (but FUN) color scheme! If not, I'm sure our designers will jumpstart it for you because they've got some adorable and amazing creations this week!

  • Use the sketch and color combo for inspiration for your layout or card
  • Enter by August 31st for your chance to win (prizes listed at the bottom).

We won't have a new challenge August 31st, but will be announcing winners. Our designers have something EXTRA SPECIAL planned for you the last week in August! Be sure to click on our Peachy Keen Stamps blog and become a follower so you won't miss any of the fun we have in store for you!

KIM @ Paper Punch Addiction!
She completely WOW'ed us with the
BEAUTIFUL art she creates with her PUNCHES.
she even shows you how on her COOL!


The Sketch and Color Combo:

Our Designers' YUMMY submissions:

Viv created the perfect combination of elements and pattern here with her Happy Bird card!
Lorie made her sweet spook with Spider on Freaked Ghost!

I love how Janice incorporated the colors into her fun Under the Sea card!

Aw, Nikki's cozy Cute Kitties card really does make us smile!

Emma's Robo Love card is funky and FUN!

Sonia's card is here and is simply stunning using Say it with Flowers!

Delicate and sweet, Heidi's stylish card would be perfect to thank anyone! She used our Critter Faces!

Samantha's Cute Kitties have gone fishin' the fish bowl!

Lisa has made Lulee just deeelightful in this color scheme!

Kim's "Spook-tacular" double slider card is to die-for! (no pun intended!!) She used some of our new Monster faces!

We will be choosing ONE judged winner to receive a
$30 Gift Certificate to


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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

PKS Challenge 34 - Sketch

Hi Everyone! We finally got back from CHA on Sunday (some of us Saturday night) and we had a GREAT time!! Thanks to everyone who came to visit our booth. It was a lot of work, but it was a blast, and we came home with memories to last a lifetime!

We had SO SO SO many wonderful entries for our last challenge, honestly, the challenge was choosing a winner!!! So, before I tell you who won the judged entry, our RANDOM winner was
28. Cricut Chick!!

For our judged entry (this was hard...really, really hard) our WINNER is
59. Nina M.!! Nina's card was so creative in the way the elements were used! Ladies, please email me and I will send off your prizes very shortly. :)

We're moving right along to our next challenge - another sketch! Our designers, once again, blow me away with their crafty visions! Take a peek below! You have until August 15th to link up your entry to be eligible for a prize! The prize is listed at the bottom of this post. Good luck everyone!

The Sketch

Viv has captured the delicate touch of a little baby boy so perfectly in her card using Tear Bear from our CottageCutz and stamps sets!

Lorie's card is here and her coloring is just gorgeous, as always! She made the most precious "Welcome Baby" card using Teddy Angel!

I can not get over how gorgeous Janice's bird's nest is! She used our Mother's Day bird stamp set and Happy Bird and phrases to create this gorgeous scene!

Nikki's so-sweet-kitty from Cute Kitties is perfect along her gorgeous paper and polka dot ribbon. It really does look like her cat, Jinxy!

I don't know what it is about turquoise and red, but everytime I see them together I get HAPPY!!! Emma's SUPER fun birthday card was created using our Happy Birthday Kids set!

This would make anyone crave some milk & cookies! Heidi's sweet card was made using the Critter faces and Lil' Gingerbreads & Phrases!

I would love to live inside this creative girl's mind...just LOOK at that grillin' scene! Samantha shows all the fun things you can make with Sea Animals & Creatures and Under the Sea!

I love how Lisa has put this little duo together! They both look so happy! She used Cow Peeker and Lil' Frog stamp and die sets!

We will be posting our other designers photos a little later! :)

Once again, we will have one JUDGED winner and one RANDOM winner, so please be sure to enter by August 15th for two chances to win!

Our JUDGED winner will receive PK-241 "Happy Birthday Kids" as seen on Emma's project!

Our RANDOM winner will receive our Trick-or-Treat Ghost, PK-617!


Thanks for stopping by - good luck everyone! ~ Angelica :)