Peachy Keen Card Challenge!

Oh boy, I actually made a card! :) I was so inspired by my wonderful and talented friend, Lorie, to play along with my first Peachy Keen Card Challenge and this is what I was able to come up with. I sadly do not own any PK stamps (yet!!) but was wowed and thrilled to visit the blog and was dazzled by all the lovely things to see there!
Since the challenge was to use 1. a pumpkin 2. purple somewhere on the card and 3. a zig-zag, I did my best to play along using the only pumpkin stamp I could find and am thrilled that I had this one. I grew up with a brother 1.5 years older than me that I just recently had the blessing of seeing recently -- he lives so very far away now and it's been a long 4 years since we've seen each other. When we were smaller, these were the exact moments I remember when we were growing up - him pulling me along in a little red wagon. I tried my best to color it and hoped my colorless blender would make the sky look more "water colored" but I'm not so sure the technique worked ..... I have lots to learn, lol! But I sure had so much fun with this card! I am hoping this will inspire me to work on the coordinating scrappages before THIS Halloween, tee hee!
I paired the purple with some K & Co Halloween paper, textured dsp for "grass", added some purple ric-rac and the wee pumpkin is placed with 3-d for added effect. This card just made me smile all over when it was done - the memories live strong, and that's what crafting and creating is all about! TFS and blessings!

Deets: SU! Black Cardstock, Tangerine Tango & misc purple scrap cs .........
K & Co Halloween paper
White Georgia-Pacific for stamped image,
Archival Black ink,
Prismacolor pens, blending pen
Scallop punch
Ribbons: unk
3-D dots, Tombo


  1. Wow! Love your card, Kelly!!! Cute image... love the coloring. Oh and all the fun embellishments and layers. Fantastic!

  2. Kelly! This turned out wonderful! I love your marker work, and it ALL looks great! You always achieve such vibrant color, and that takes sooo many layers when you're using the ink pad/reinker method. The ric-rak, ribbon, and dimension you added by popping up the pumpkin are fabulous! Great job with this challenge, and I hope you will play along again!

    The story and image of your brother pulling you around in the wagon are so sweet, and I'm so happy that you got to see him. I pray that it won't be so long until you see him again. Thanks again for playing along! I love ya!


  3. Awwwwwww this is so cute!! Your coloring is just GORGEOUS!!

  4. Hi Kelly! What a FANTASTIC CARD! I love love love your coloring! The dimensional view is great! That's a lot of work but WOW.. look at those results! I'm so happy that Lorie has invited you to play and I hope that we will see more from you! This card is great! Sincerely, KathyJ

  5. Your card came out great!!! PK has great stamps..bet it feels great to be back stamping after your vacation!

  6. I love the colors on this card! You did such a great job. The image reminds me of THe Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

  7. Anonymous8/06/2009

    Kelly that is just super cute! I LOVE it!

  8. this card is darling, reminds me of my grandchildren, Love it!

  9. Holy canoli, girl! Your coloring is over the moon amazing!!!!!!!! Seriously, I'm typing and trying to pick up my jaw at the same time! GREAT job with the challenge! And I love the memory you shared! My sis and I are blessed in that we see each other everyday and it seems like most days something makes us laugh and remember something from when we were kids. Sooooo glad to see you stamping. I think your mojo has been building and building while you've been away. {{{HUGS}}}

  10. Anonymous8/06/2009

    What great card! I can just picture you and your brother as sweet little kids. Awesome coloring and you nailed the challenge perfectly! woohoooooo

  11. Wonderful card Kelly! The sky is amazing! I must give that technique a try. LOVE the vibrant colours and the image is gorgeous and so well coloured.
    Thanks for playing along with us at PK.
    Viv xx

  12. Oh Kelly this is just the cutest and Holy cow look at your coloring you did a fabulous job girlfriend! I love the new look to your blog.

  13. Oh I also left you something on my blog.

  14. Kels, what a darling card! Your coloring is perfect!! So loved the story of you and your brother and how this inspired your card.