Thursday, October 20, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Design Week - Day 4

If you are looking for my Patches of Pink Design team post, scroll down, or click HERE.

Good morning! So hard to believe that the week as guest designer on the Peachy Keen Blog is almost over! Been having so much fun with my Peachy Keen stamps! For today's post, I played with my newest set of face stamps, In Stitches Face Assortment. (Hint: I also have a bonus project at the bottom of this post using this same set!) I think these are so fun and different from any of the other faces - they have such a homespun look, that I just HAD to use lots of kraft paper!

I used a cut off of my cricut cartridge, Give a Hoot. I hid some of the layers on my Gypsy, and inked the edges of each piece with Tim Holtz distress ink in Frayed Burlap.

I also pop-dotted several of the layers, as this picture shows a little better. The background is also pop-dotted, as well as run through my Cuttlebug.

I used my white gel pen to do lots of faux stitching, and added a sentiment from My Creative Time stamps.

Here is the set that I used for today:

And, just a reminder, Peachy Keen has allowed me to select a prize to give away, and what could be better than your own spending money?!?!? So...leave a comment here, and on the Peachy Keen Blog for two chances to win a $25 gift certificate!!!

And if you made it all the way down here, here is another project I made using this set. I am busy making applesauce, dried apples, and frozen apple slices at the moment. Day before yesterday, I picked up a 900 pound bin of apples ( read that right!) and boxed the majority of them up single-handedly (my back is reminding me how bad an idea that was...) to split with several other friends. Actually, my 7 and 8 year old daughters helped a lot - they are such good kids! I kept 4 boxes for myself, each about 35 pounds. Got a total of over 25 boxes!!! Yikes! Anyway, this card seemed appropriate!

I used the accessory feature on Pop-Up Neighborhood, the Circle Exclusive cartridge. Did lots of pop-dotting on this card as well - I think it adds so much dimension!

Also did a lot of stitching (again) with my white gel pen, and inking on everything!

The sentiment is from Unity Stamps and just had to add some jute cord on the handles!

Thanks once again for stopping by, and for all of your sweet comments! I have been reading each and every one! I will see you back here tomorrow for my 5th and final post for the week!!!


  1. I love both of your cards today! Another awesome display of your talents!
    Great choice of designer paper and I love all the stitching!!

  2. Both of your cards are adorable! The embossing looks great on the flower one. And I love the bows on the apple basket! Very cute! :)


  3. LOVE both your cards. I really LOVE this in stitches face set. You did a great job!! TFS

  4. These are both so cute. It's hard to say which I like better! That stamp set is absolutely adorable. You did a fantastic job! I am a new follower to your blog :-)


  5. This r soooooo Cute!!great job & luv these stamps, i going over & order mine!!thx for sharing..

  6. WOW! So simple yet so bright and fun! I love the embossing! This face assortment is adorable! Again, another I don't think I've seen. I've really been enjoying your projects this week!
    paperdeckerations at gmail dot com

  7. These cards are just adorable, the Faces add so much to the whole card. Linda Harris

  8. Love all the faces on the apples! So cute! And the colors for the cloud and flowers is perfect!

  9. wow!! you are a productive girl!! love the rainy day card - it rains a lot here in Oregon:-)
    ikennic at q dot com

  10. Great cards today! Love the layering/dimension on the first one.


  11. Oh I love what you did with that sentiment
    Love the faces - with the different emotions
    Love that bushel of apples- so bright and cheerful

  12. Wow both of your cards are great....TFS!!

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  14. The CARDS are so stinking cute! Love'em!
    Can't wait till HB recuperates so I can get more PKS!!!!!

  15. Your gel penning is perfect everytime!

    kissmyjen at

  16. sooo cute!! really great projects!

  17. Great cards. Wish I could get some of that apple sauce. Hope your back feels better. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

  18. Oh my gosh sweetie just popping in to say awesome project for PK that is the cutest ever the sweet flowers and cloud and my fav embossing that one!

  19. you got HOW MANY POUNDS of apples?!? You are insane. I hope your friends appreciated it! I love the apple card, what a sweet look :)

    -rachel w k

  20. Both cards are just as adorable as can be! Where do you find time to craft between doing all those apples?
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  21. Very cute cards--love the faces and papers on both.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  22. Super cute cards! Lovin the apples too! How fun to be a guest designer! TFS CallyAnn

  23. Adorable cards, I especially like the apple one!!!
    It reminds me of home & making apple butter, can't believe you picked all those apples. We do that every year (well, not like you, lol), haven't gone this year yet though.
    Thanks for a chance to win!!!
    Puppy Hugs!

  24. These are all so amazing, I just don't want your guest design spot to end! The way that you made the play with the cloud and the flowers... Oh My... You clever girl! Every single one is just amazing!

  25. These are so cute! Great pattern paper!

  26. I love apples! To eat and on cards. Cute little basket too.

  27. Love these!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail Dot) com

  28. Great stitching job on both! Very nice job. TFS!

  29. I love the dimension on that flower card and WOW, you really must be having bushels of fun!!!! I hope all of your apple projects are going well. Super cute card too! Hugs- Glora

  30. Both cards are awesome good job on them. :)

  31. Nine HUNDRED pounds of apples?!?!? What? WOW! I didn't even think there was a place to go to buy 900 pounds of apples!!! Holy cow!!

    I'm surprised you wanted to even look at an apple card after that, much less, make one! I'm glad you did turned out precious!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  32. This is just a gorgeous card! I love your bushel of apples! Just found your blog and it's just so cute!

  33. What great cards. I love the bushel of apples. I found your blog from another post and have to tell you, it is very nice and some wonderful ideas. I love PK faces. Just wish I could afford more. I can't believe you did so many boxes of apples. WOW!