Friday, April 17, 2015

Beary Thankful

It seems I never create anything anymore unless I am knocking something off my list of design team work.   I tend to restrict myself to that to keep this little hobby of mine in check and in balance with work and family life.  However, I recently peeked at the Whimsie Doodles website and fell in love with the sweet Garden Bear.  So, I got all wild and crazy in true paper crafting nerd style and spend my Friday night creating a card with that image.

I started by die cutting that panel with the Simon Says Stamp "Thanks Card" wafer die.  I sponged on some distress inks.   I used the largest die from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes to create the stitched border on the white panel.

I colored my image with copics and used a a white gel pen to add the polka dots to the ribbon her hat an on the heart on the watering can.  I added a gold sequin to the sunflower for a little embellishment.

I am entering this card in the Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #89 (use a die cut) and the Whimsie Doodles April Challenge

Rock On

I am big fan of the "A Random Fan" line at C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps!  
I've been collecting the images and today I colored op the spunky "Rock Princess."

I sponged some white pigment ink through the C.C. Designs Boy Doodles Stencil onto some vellum and then sprinkled with clear embossing powder to heat emboss.  The sentiment is from the C.C. Designs Hashtag Sentiments stamp set.  I added some pink rhinestones for some bling.

Here's a close up my coloring.  I stamped the Rock Princess in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics.   I fussy cut her out and popped her up with foam dots. 

Monday, April 13, 2015


Calling all sketch-o-holics!    SugarPea Designs has a new sketch for you to tackle!  
It's the SugarSketch #24

I am a big fan of our Sugar Snap Collection line of stamps so I decided to ink up the Pure Magic stamp set to play along with the new sketch!

I chose some patterned papers from the Simple Stories Say Cheese 6x6 paper pad. I used the star dies from the SugarCuts - Gift Tag to create the stars.  I added glossy accents to them to give them shine and added dimension.  The black banner is also from the SugarCuts - Gift Tag

I colored my image with copics and added his freckles with a white gel pen. 

Here's the sketch:

The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.  SugarPea Designs 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 the SugarPea Designs blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS24 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz in 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

Now head on over to the SugarPea Designs blog for a list of designers who have  card to share for some crafty inspiration before you tackle the sketch yourself and play along! 

Friday, April 10, 2015

SugarPea Designs April Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop

It's that time of month whn the SugarPea Design Team struts their stuff and shows off some of their latest creations featuring the newest products in the SugarPea Designs online shoppe!   We released so many great stamp sets and SugarCuts last month and now we get to play with them again to inspire you to make some of them your own! 

Here's my card:

I used our new SugarCuts - Polaroid Journal Card and the Hot Diggity Dog stamp set.  I love that the Sugarcuts - Polaroid Journal Card includes more than just the polaroid die.  It comes with some accessory dies including the "smile" die.      

I added some glossy accents to the "smile" to give it some shine and dimension. I used the heart die from the SugarCuts- Layered Treat Label to die cut the hearts.   


  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!