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Google Checkout is Transitioning to Google Wallet

~ Special Announcement ~

Google Checkout is becoming Google Wallet

What does this mean for customers?
You will be a part of the transition, but you don’t need to do much.  When you log in to your Google Checkout account you will be prompted to accept their new terms and conditions. Once you accept, you are good to go, ready to checkout just like usual. Gradually you will see the logos change and be a part of updates and upgrades as Google continues to merge the two.

What is Google Wallet?
To lessen confusion among their brands, Google is transitioning Google Checkout to Google Wallet. It is a smart, virtual wallet that allows you to save time and money by storing your payment cards, offers, and more on your phone and online. Also, you can lock it up with a PIN to ensure your money stays extra secure, as always. Their fraud protection policy covers you against unauthorized purchases made through Google Wallet, and your payment information is securely encrypted and stored.

Here are answers to a few FAQs about Google Wallet. To read more about Google Wallet, click here.

Peachy Keen Stamps

What a treat we are in for today! Just for you, we have a special guest blogger from Peachy Keen Stamps, Angelica Suarez. Angelica is a Peachy Keen stamping pro and shows us some of the fun ways to use today’s steal, Peachy Keen Stamp Sets.

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Angelica here from Peachy Keen Stamps, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that people love customizing when they craft! We all want to receive a card with a personal touch, and we love to give those cards even more. What better way to do that than choosing a face that goes perfectly with the occasion?

My parents started Peachy Keen Stamps back in 2003, and since then, my mom Kathy has been illustrating her signature line of Peachy Faces and took the die-cutting world by storm! Luckily, she also draws some pretty cute shapes, and I’m super excited to share some ideas with you today!

This sweet card was created using Faceless Fruit and Basic Paper Doll Faces.

Paper piecing is a fun way to give an instant pop to your projects without having to be the world’s greatest coloring guru. I simply stamped the pear from “Faceless Fruits” onto some patterned paper from Echo Park and again on a sheet of pear-colored cardstock. After I cut the patterned paper pear, I put some foam dimensionals on the back so it appears more 3D.

I used Versafine Onyx ink which stamps like a dream (but just a warning, it is not Copic or alcohol marker compatible. It works wonderfully with water-based coloring methods)! To give my little pear a bit more pizzaz I used some chalks in a pink shade and colored a little tongue with a red gel pen.

This Bubbly Bumble Bee card was created using Faceless Bugs!

The “Faceless Bugs” stamps that are in the Scrapbook Steals bundle were later made into dies when Kathy teamed up with the folks at Cottage Cutz! While I used the die for this particular project, this bundle comes with the stamps which is just as easy — simply paper piece as I did in the pear card or color your bumble bee in with Copics, pencils, or watercolors!

To make the antennae appear on the black cardstock, I heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Super easy: stamp with clear embossing ink (I used Versamagic), sprinkle with white embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with a heat tool until it sets.

Sweet and simple cheerful flower card created using Faceless Flowers, Flower Centers, and Simple Sallies Assortment.

If there’s one thing I love about card making — it’s the endless options you get when you pair ink and stamps. Here I’ve stamped four different flowers using Memento Ink in Cantaloupe and Distress Ink in Tea Dye. As you can see, I started by stamping my flowers off the paper and created a sense of movement. By layering positive and negative images, you can create your own custom flowers and looks. The 3/8″ Simple Sallies fit perfectly in these flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. The sentiments on these cards were all stamped from PK-225 Happy Flowers and Cheerful Phrases. I used my caption maker for the bee card sentiment. Have a Peachy Day!

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Thank you Angelica for sharing your incredible talents with us! Be sure to check out Angelica’s blog for all sorts of amazing creative inspiration.

Also be sure to check in tomorrow for another project from another guest blogger!

Have a great Thursday!