Thursday, November 29, 2012

PKS Challenge 45 :: Just Cards :: Shape It Up

We missed you all last week, and we hope that you enjoyed a 
beautiful Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones.

Before we get to our challenge, 
I want to make sure I remind you that today is the deadline for submissions
for our 2013 Design Team.  If you would like the opportunity to be a part of  this amazing team,
then get your information sent to me... by midnight tonight!

You can find all of the details about how to apply in THIS POST.

Now that you've got that important information, let's get on with the next bit of
 important info, which is our challenge for this week.
Here's what we've got for ya!

The Challenge

Peachy Keen Challenge 43 :: Just Cards :: Shape It Up!


    • Design must be new
    • Design must be a card (Just Cards) and be a shaped card (something other than the standard square or rectangle).
    • Link up by 12/05- 11:59 pm EST
    • You don't need our stamps to play along, but only entries using Peachy Keen Stamps can earn Top Peach!
    • Sorry, but any entry that does not meet the guidelines for this challenge will be removed immediately without notice.
    We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and they, along with our TOP 3 (runners up) will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!

    Our designers  have been busy little ladies creating these amazing sample cards
    to inspire you for this challenge.   WOW!  They rocked this Shape It Up!  Challenge!!!
    Be sure to drop by their blogs and leave them some love!

    WOW!  Didn't I tell you they were awesome!  I wasn't kidding!

    We're sure glad to be back, and of course since we didn't have a challenge last week, we have no Top Peach or Top 3 awards to share this week.   We're looking very forward to seeing what you create for this challenge.  Just link up your project below, and have fun!

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012


    Hello and HAPPY THANKSGIVING, peachy friends!
    As we are observing the Thanksgiving holiday with
    our families, and we know you'll be doing the same.  
     There will be no challenge this week.

    We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours
    a wonderful, blessed and very special Thanksgiving, and we'll
    see you back here next week for another fun and exciting

    While we're on hiatus, we have a VERY special event
    just for Y-O-U!  You may have already heard, but just in
    case you haven't,  happening right now in our Peachy Keen Stamps
    Store, we are having one of our BIGGEST sales of the year!  Yep!  There are
    savings galore, new stamps, free stamps, free shipping, AND a chance to win one of
    FIVE... yes, you heard right FIVE $50 Gift Certificates!!!!  
    Here's all the info...

    We are ever so thankful for you!  So thankful in fact, that we have upped our typical sale Thanksgiving Sale to a GOBBLE UP sale!
    • NO CODE NEEDED... the discounts and FREE stamp set are given automatically to those that qualify. 
    • FIVE FULL DAYS OF 22 % SAVINGS on your entire purchase!  exceptions include: ADDITIONAL discounts will not apply to "on sale", promo or clearance priced items, PKS Stamp Club Memberships, or on Gift Certificates. 
    • FREE SHIPPING USA! *restricted items include clip it ups and large gingerbread kits
    • DAILY GIVEAWAYS! FIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES of $50.00 EACH! *One to be given out each day of the sale!!  Every order qualifies.
    • NEW STAMPS!!  LUCY's ABC's and 123's ARE available for purchase at an awesome price..and they work great with the FREE STAMP SET. 
      new for Thanksgiving
    • FREE STAMP SET  This is a set four pendant/banner stamps on mylar sheet made to go with Lucy's ABC's and 123's! There is a minimum purchase required of $30.00 (after discounts) to get the stamp set.  Please note only ONE FREE STAMP SET per household per day of the sale. 
    PK-157 Pendants Banner Stamp Set 

    NEW SVGS!!  SOOOOO MANY people have asked me to do an SVG on 
    this particular KIT...  So here it is!! 
    Baker's Man stands 5.82" H x 3.31" W and Patty Cake is 5.12" H x 3.31" W 
    We will not be able to be reached by phone on 11-22-12 Thursday through 11-25-12 Sunday.  You may call on 11-21-12 Wednesday or on 11-26-12 Monday though. FOR best results during the sale dates, please send an email to as soon as possible if there is any question on your order. I will be taking care of email during the sale :)  Our phone number is 1-920-632-4175 (M-F 9am to 4pm * normal hours)
    right on the cutting mats... NO MESS and IF I can do it... it is FOOL PROOF! 
    I've ordered a limited supply so if you want this awesome tool!  Order now !

    We've just gotta give a big shout out to everyone who played along with our
    color challenge last week!  You WOWED us once again, and made the
    task of choosing the Top 3 and Top Peach a doozy.  Let's see
    who our award winners are this week.

    Thanks again to everyone who played along with us last week!  We sure LOVE
    seeing your Peachy Keen Creations!  We have the best and most talented
    Peachy Friends EVER!!


    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Peachy Keen Challenge 44 :: Color Inspiration

    Hello and happy Friday, Peachy Peeps!
    Each HAPPY FRIDAY brings us a new challenge 
    here at The Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, and this week, it's
    Color Inspiration time!

    Our Anything Goes Challenge last week brought us over 50 fabulous entries, and once
    again, you've blown us away with your wonderful creations!  It's never easy to
    choose our Top 3 and Top Peach awards, and this week was 
    certainly no exception.  Be sure to check below our
    designer inspiration photos and challenge
    information for this week to
    see who the lucky
    four are.

    Now on with our challenge...


    Here's the beautiful Autumn color palette DoBea has chosen for us to work with.

    • Design must be new
    • Design must be created using colors from the palette above
    • Link up by 11/21 - 11:59 pm EST
    • You don't need our stamps to play along, but only entries using Peachy Keen Stamps can earn Top Peach!
    • Sorry, any entry that does not meet the guidelines for this challenge will be automatically removed without notice.

    Now let's see what our talented designers have created using the inspiration photo.
    They ALWAYS do such an amazing job of sparking our creativity!

    WOW!  Aren't those some completely amazing samples!  Thanks so much
    ladies!  You rocked this color challenge!!!

    Thanks to everyone who played along with us last week we love seeing 
    what you are making with your Peachy Keen Stamps, and now,
    let's see who our Top 3 and Top Peach are from last week's 

    Wonderful work everyone!  Thanks again to each and every one of you who played along!!
    Be sure to grab your Top 3 and Top Peach badges for your blog.  You'll find them in the 
    right sidebar.  We can hardly wait to see where the Color Inspiration Challenge takes you!

      Have a wonderful week!
    Happy Stampin'!!!

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    Peachy Keen Challenge 43 :: Anything Goes

    Boy has it ever been a busy, but fun filled week at Peachy Keen Stamps!
    We've got just a few things to remind you about before we get on with our challenge this week.

    First -  our Release Week Festivities continue with our WEEK LONG SALE.
    Here's the 411 on this wonderful sale:
    *This SALE and our Thanksgiving Weekend Sale will take the place of both of the Finally Friday Sales for this month!

    • 99 Cent Shipping USA (No minimum purchase required)
    • 17% off ALL stamps & Supplies (No minimum purchase required.)  Please note that there are exceptions that do apply.  You can find those listed on the PKS Home Page.  You might ask how we decided on 17% off for our sale?  Well, it's Kathy and Dave's daughter, Alissa's 17th birthday on the 8th.  That sounds like a good way to celebrate, doesn't it?  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Alissa!!
    • A FREE STAMP SET - This is not our average little mini stamp give away!  This is a set of TEN STAMPS on a 4"x4" mylar sheet made to go with this release.  There is a minimum purchase required of $30.00 after discounts to get this free set.  Please note only ONE FREE STAMP SET per household, per day of the sale.
    Second - We still have challenges to play along with on The Peachy Keen Connection.  Stop by there and find quick links on the main page to all the fun!  Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!

    Third - We've got our Thankful Blog Hop going on right now and there's a chance for yes... you guessed it... MORE PRIZES.  All ya gotta do is hop along and leave comments for a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates!  

    Now, that you know all about what's going on, let's get on with our weekly challenge!

    It was so exciting to see how each of you interpreted last week's sketch.
    There were truly some creative things happening and it's always amazing to see what you guys come up with based on the same sketch!

    This week, we're keeping things easy. 
    All you need for this one is some Peachy Keen Stamps and ANYTHING GOES!

    This week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!
    Just use your PEACHY KEEN STAMPS and link up!
    We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and  they, along with our three runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!

    • Design must be new
    • Link up by 11/14 - 11:59 pm EST
    • For this particular challenge, you must use Peachy Keen Stamps to link up. (For other challenges, you don't need our stamps to play along, this only applies to the "Anything Goes" Challenge)
    Sorry, any entry that does not meet the guidelines for this challenge (does not use Peachy Keen Stamps) will be automatically removed without notice.

    I always look forward to seeing what our designers create each week to inspire you!
    I'm sure that's something you look forward to as well.  If you love what they do, head over to their blogs and leave 'em a little love.   They love hearing from YOU!
    Here's what they have for us this week...

    Are ya ready to see who won Top 3 and Top Peach?
    It's always so difficult to choose just 4 from all the wonderful entries.

    AWESOME job, ladies!!!!!

    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Peachy Keen Challenge 42 :: Sketch

    It's FRIDAY!
    You know what that means here at the Peachy Place, right?
    A NEW Challenge to play along with!!
     Today we're mixing things up a bit with a sketch that includes  several great elements for you to 
    creatively incorporate into your card or project.

    THE CHALLENGE :: PKS 42 :: Sketch
    Create a card or layout using the provided sketch!
    We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and they, along with our three runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!
    • Design must be new, created specifically for this challenge
    • Must be a card or layout that follows the sketch provided
    • Link up by 11/7 - 11:59 pm EDT
    • Remember, you don't have to use our stamps to link up, but they are required to earn TOP PEACH!  
    Our designers have created some eye-popping inspiration and I hope you'll visit each of them to let them know what you think!  Don't forget to check below our inspiration photos for details on the winners from our 3-D Wall Art Challenge!

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    You all did a GREAT job on our 3-D Challenge!  We know that it was a tough one and indeed was a challenge, and you certainly rose to the occasion!  Here's who came in with our Top 3 and Top Peach positions!  Thanks to each and every one of you who played along!  We LOVE how creative you were with this one!

    (Be sure to click on her name and visit her blog so you can see the close up photos!
    She used A LOT of Peachy Keen Stamps on this one!!)

    Congratulations, ladies!  Be sure to grab your badges in the sidebar!
    And now, last but certainly not least, it's time to announce our winner of the $30 Gift Certificate.  This GC is awarded monthly to one lucky person  who has played along with our challenges every week for the
    entire month.   The names of everyone who played along with each challenge last month were compiled for a random drawing, and this month's random winner is:


    Congratulations, Gigi!  Thanks for your faithful participation in our challenges, and please be looking for an email from Adrianne to let you know how to claim your prize.