Monday, December 15, 2014

HAPPY NEWS and some BLOG CANDY!

Today I can finally share the news that after a 2 year hiatus,
I am re-joining the C.C. Designs Design Team! 

I designed for the team back when it was called "All That Scraps" for all of 2012.  I left to take on new adventures, but here we are 2 years later and I have found my way back!  I am huge fan of C.C. Design images AND they carry other favorite lines of  lines of mine like Kraftin' Kimmie, Roberto's Rascals, Pollycraft, A Random Fan, and the beautiful sentiment sets by Amy R. Stamps!  They also carry dies, and card stock, and patterned paper,and more!  I look forward to designing with all of the goodies in the store!

Though my term officially begins in January, I created a little something today to celebrate my announcement by coloring up the adorable C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Birgitta's Snow Heart.


I paired some MFT kraft card stock with some patterned paper from the Carta Bella Bundled Up 6x6 paper pad.  I added some brown ribbon and hemp cord to embellish.


I colored my image with copics.  I die cut the image and then sponged on some Tim Holtz chipped sapphire and tumbled glass distress ink around here.  I used a stippling brush and some MFT sweet tooth ink to stipple on the falling snow.   I tore a piece of white card stock to make the snow and then partially die cut it.  I cut the cardstock around her feet so that I could slide the "snow" piece behind her feet and I lined up the stitching with the original die cut.  This saved me from having to fussy cut the entire image.   I then added some Aleene's True Snow sprinkled with glitter under her feet and onto her heart snowball,  I used a white gel pen to add the freckles to her feet and the polka dots to her to scarf.   

Would you like to WIN this adorable stamp?! 
All you need to do is follow my my blog here OR follow me on my crafty Facebook page AND follow the C.C. Designs Facebook page. Then come back here and tell me you did to be eligible!  The winner will be chosen and posted her and on my Facebook page one week from today! 




Friday, December 12, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet to Repeat Blog Hop

Welcome to the SugarPea Designs December Sweet 2 Repeat blog hop where we showcase our newest release! Now that you've had a chance to add these sweet sets to your SugarPea collection, we're bringing you even more inspiration! Be sure to hop along and leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win $20 to spend in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe!

I decided to ink up the Lost Without You stamp set!


I kept things clean and simple this time.   I colored my image with copics and fussy cut him out.   I layered him over the background that I crated with some Tim Holtz black soot and pumice stone distress inks spritzed with water.  I heat embossed the star with white embossing powder.  

If you would like to make the "Lost Without You" stamp set your own, you can find it here:

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  Ready to hop?   Be sure to leave some blog love along the way for our designers as you do because one lucky blog hopper will win a $20 gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs online shoppe!  




Monday, December 8, 2014

SPDSS17 - Thanks Snow Much

Looking for a little sketchy inspiration?  Then play along with the SugarSketch #17!
I played along using the SugarPea Designs Gift Tag - Sugar Cuts Die and some accessory stamps and a sentiment from the SugarPea Designs Have an ICE Day stamp set.


How's this for a little embossing,die cutting, and use of distress inks all rolled into one?!


I die cut the tag from white CS using the SugarPea Designs Gift Tag - Sugar Cuts Die.   I spongedon some Tim Holtz chipped sapphire and story sky distress inks and then spritzed with water,   tore a piece of white card stock to create the snow and then used the SugarPea Designs Gift Tag - Sugar Cuts Die again to make a partial cut that I could layer on top.  I stamped and colored the trees from the SugarPea Designs Have an ICE Day  stamp set and fussy cut them out so I could layer them on top of the scene I created.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in MFT black licorice ink. I added some Aleene's Tru Sno sprinkled with glitter at the base of the tree and on the edges of the trees.  

Here is the sketch:


The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.
  • SugarPea Design stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable 
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS17 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz on the SugarPea Designs Blog.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  
  • However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15!
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