Friday, July 1, 2011

Christmas in July for my last "Peachy" Day

  

Happy July!  Today is my last day as Guest Designer on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog.

Thanks for all of the comments both here and the Peachy Keen blog - remember, you can leave a comment on every post this week to increase your chances of winning a great set of Peachy Keen stamps!  You have until midnight (11:59 p.m. Pacific time) on Saturday, July 2 to leave your comments and I'll post the winner on Sunday.


I thought I'd do a little more "Christmas in July."  When I was looking at some of the seasonal Peachy Keen stamps, this little fellow just stole my heart.  He is the  Snickerdoodle Happy Elf  (PK-319) and I love everything about him - snickerdoodles are even one of my favorite cookies!  I don't have a lot of experience coloring stamped images but I find that the Peachy Keen images are great to work with.  There is just enough detail to make it fun but not so much that you have to make lots of decisions about shadows and layers.  I use ProMarkers to do my coloring.


I colored this little elf several times, trying slightly different variations.  I used Stickles on the trim of has jacket to add some sparkle.  For the image on the left, I used Versamark ink and black glitter embossing powder and heat embossed the image.  This makes it a bit easier to stay in the lines (but I am far from perfect in my coloring!).  I like both variations and I thought I'd try making a couple of cards to show how the image works for a circle or an oval.

You can read more about this card...


...and this card....


on the Peachy Keen blog HERE.


Don't forget to leave comments on my posts here and the coordinating posts on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog, each day this week for a chance to win the PK-590 Blushing Bride Interchangeable Faces set.

I have really enjoyed this week and I hope you have too.   I'm sure there will be lots more "peachiness" on my blog as I continue to find ways to use these great stamps!

Have a great weekend and Happy Fourth of July!

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64 comments:

  1. I love all the different variations of these images! Beautifully done! thanks for sharing and for a great week of PKS inspiration!
    jessica
    Chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  2. This little elf is so cute. Your colors are amazing. Thanks for sharing so many tips and techniques this week. I truly enjoy viewing your amazing talent in card making and in using PKS!

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  3. I've just gotten into coloring images. I didn't think about using embossing powder though. Great tip! You've shown me so many things and I really appreciate it!

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  4. I want to start my Christmas cards now! This card is adorable :)

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  5. Love it!! I still have my christmas decorations up and my mom commented yesterday saying "I don't want Christmas in July". It's just window decorations in my living room that i am too lazy to take down, that and i have to stand on stuff to do it!! Loved all your projects this week!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  6. Love face stamps and your inspirational ideas are fantastic!

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  7. I think this little guy is adorable. I have some snowmen from Peachy Keen and will use them this Christmas for my cards. Yorr card is adorable and hope mine are as cute.
    Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@Aol.com

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  8. Jackie "B"July 1, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    SO cute. It will be time to make cards for Christmas before you know it. Thanks for sharing and reminding us how fast time flies.

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  9. How precious! Love the different colorings and I LOVE PEACHY KEEN STAMPS!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    jackie

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  10. Love your Christmas in July! Adorable card. Thanks for sharing your week with us!!!
    Jessica
    paperdeckerations(at)gmail(dot)com
    paperdeckerations.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the layering on these cards!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  12. You have done an excellent job as guest designer this week. I am really loving these faces. Your Christmas cards are adorable!
    surfnfroggie

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  13. gorgeous!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  14. Love, love, love both cards! Excellent job of coloring. Thanks for sharing your ideas and your talents with us.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

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  15. These are so cute. Love the little Elf. Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th!!!

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  16. I love PK stamps. Thia lf is adorable.
    Thanks for a chance to win Blushing bride sei

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  17. he is so cute thanks for all the ideas and inspiration
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  18. Cute cards! I think you did great coloring!!

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  19. very cute. makes me ready to start thinking about christmas cards. tfs.

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  20. He is so cute! I love that you try different variations of him! TFS!

    rissaflor@yahoo.com

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  21. snickerdoodle is so so cute. I like how you used different colors to try on the image. Ive enjoyed your week long PK blog. Looking forward to mondays post.
    Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  22. I love this adorable little elf!!!

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  23. These little elves are adorable!! I think you did a wonderful job with your coloring! Great work this week, Diane!

    Hugs,
    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  24. I enjoy all your creativity and look forward to what you will be creating next. I finally placed a order for several PKS yesterday and am looking forward to working with them. They are the cutest stamps ever!

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  25. Awesome cards!! It's been a great week!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

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  26. cute, I love it.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
    follower

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  27. He does look fun. Can use something that looks cool right now ;- ) Embossing might help my coloring. thanks for the ideas, Diana.

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  28. Sweet little elf! Great card. TFS.
    KY Scrapper

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  29. Love love love the little elf. He is so cute and hopefully I can buy the stamp. I would love to win your giveaway.

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  30. Too cute! Love how you have him juggling. quite creative with the Blushing Bride too. LOL congrats on a successful week! xxD

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  31. Oh! that little elf is so cute! You did a great job.

    Roxanna
    roxxscott at g mail dot com

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  32. Cute, cute, cute!! Need to get some Promarkers to try. Love Peachy Keen Stamps!

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  33. Christmas in July - love it
    Love how you showed different ideas using the same stamp
    Love the eyes -
    I have enjoyed seeing what you have created all week long
    http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com/
    perderg{at}q{dot}com

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  34. He is cute. I guess it's never too early to think about Christmas.

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  35. Love all of the Variations!!! That Little Elf is so Cute.Love the Gems on the juggling Elf. Enjoyed seeing all of your Creations this week. Love Peachy Keen Stamps. I only have one Stamp Set so far. So would be Super Excited to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  36. What a cute little stamp and I love the lacey nestabilities. The embossing powder really makes the image pop; I need to do more of that. Thanks for a great week with PK stamps.

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  37. what a cute little Elf!! Love seeing all the things you have came up with this week!! Thanks Diane!! On my way over to peachy's Blog!! Happy 4TH!!

    One more day to enter my huge Giveaway over on my blog!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  38. another awesome card
    Hapyy 4th of July everyone

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  39. That elf is adorable and I love both ways.

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  40. I just love those stamps - I'm going to have to order some. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

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  41. Another awesome card. I am always inspired by your creativity. Thanks again.

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  42. Very cute cards, the little elf is heart warming. Great job on both cards.

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  43. It looks like you have been having lots of peachy fun this week being their guest designer :) Thanks for all the Christmas in July inspiration!

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  44. Such a cute image love your coloring I love these shaped cards very festive
    http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
    Big Blog Hugs

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  45. Both cards are great! I think I like the oval one better.

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  46. Your projects this week have been adrobale. i love PKS and when I see the stamps I just want them all!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  47. Super, super cuties. Love all of the Peachy Keene stamps. Thanks for sharing your cute designs.

    hugs
    bobbi

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  48. blushing bride is so awesome and i can only wish.... :) the elf is so adorable.. i WANT HIM..
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  49. This card is awesome. I would love to start om Christmas cards now. Thanks for sharing and for a grest PKS week!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  50. Beautiful cards, Diane. So cute and good to see the variations. TFS!

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  51. What an adorable little elf. Thanks so much for all that you have shown us this week using Peachy-Keen stamps. I can't wait for Christmas as some of these will definitely be on my wish list! -Barb-

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  52. Great coloring Great cards. Just adorable. CHRISTmas will be here before we know it. :O
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  53. Such sweet little elves. You know I need to get staeted on some cards myself. Christmas will be here before we know it.

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  54. These cards are just the cutiest!!
    Thanks for the awesome week of inspiration!!

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  55. Such a happy little guy! I have really enjoyed your week of Peachy Keen work. TFS!
    Shellee

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  56. What an adorable easy card! Thanks for the idea!
    Linda
    Linjmarino@gmail.com

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  57. I love these face stamps and went ahead and ordered some last week. I keep standing at the mailbox waiting for them to show up so I can use them.

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  58. Adorable! Love these face stamps!

    Kris in Alaska
    forgetmenotdesignsak at yahoo dot com

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  59. Really lovely cards, I have so enjoyed this week you have given me so many new ways to use my peachy faces.
    Kim xXx

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  60. These faces on cards is too stinkin
    cute!

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  61. Cute!Cute!Cute! Thank-you for sharing!!

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  62. I love Christmas in July. Makes me want to start now so I just might be ready this year.

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