Monday, January 26, 2015

SPDSS19 - You're the Bomb

Welcome to this week's addition of the SugarSketch Challenge! 
We've got a fun sketch for you to get those creative juices flowing!

I played along with some of the newly released products including the Classroom Cupids stamp set, the SugarCuts - Air Mail Set. and the SugarCuts - Heart Journal Card.

I started by stamping the line heart from the Classroom Cupids stamp set onto the red card stock.   I ran a die from the SugarCuts - Air Mail Set through the big shot with white card stock and then again with red and black card stock.  I inlaid the negatives back into the die cut. I embossed the black panel to add some texture.

I stamped the bomb and sentiment from the Classroom Cupids stamp set in Momento tuxedo black ink and MFT wild cherry hybrid ink. I curved the sentiments on my acrylic block before stamping them since I wanted the image and sentiment to fit into a circular panel.     I used clear and red Wink of Stella glitter markers to add some shimmer to the bomb.  I created the arrow using a die from the SugarCuts - Heart Journal Card  and then I added some shimmer to it with a clear Wink of Stella glitter marker.    

Here is 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 your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS19 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz on the SPD 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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SugarPea Designs 1st Birthday Bash Blog Hop

SugarPea Designs is so excited to be celebrating our 1st Birthday – and what an amazing year it has been!! We are celebrating this momentous occasion with a Blog Hop featuring our AMAZING SugarPea design team and some very talented Special Guests!
I went back to our very first release and chose to ink up the "A Bushel and a Peck" stamp set for today's birthday bash blog hop! 

I remember chatting with Wendy on the phone and brainstorming a bunch of idea about what we could put in her basket like it was yesterday.  Here we are one year later and look at all of the amazing stamp sets and dies and storage solutions that SugarPea Designs is producing!   

I paired some patterned papers from the Simply Stories Homespun 6x6 paper pad with some PT white card stock and some MFT nightshift blue card stock. I colored my image with copics and used a white gel pen to jazz up the flowers a bit and to add polka dots to the red band around the basket,


Now you can’t have a Birthday Bash without prizes and there are lots of prizes to be won along the way! A few of our blog hop participants will be giving away a SugarPea Designs stamp set so please leave some love on your travels. In addition to this, one lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all the comments left and that winner will receive a:

But that’s not all…we also want YOU to be part of the party by sharing a card with us.  Once you have completed the hop, we’d love it if you’d keep the celebration going, by creating a Birthday card or project and linking it up on the SugarPea Designs blog for a chance to WIN a $25 Gift Certificate!

*Hop and LinkUp ends midnight, January 28th
with winners being announced and posted on February 1st.

Finally, enter coupon code BDAY01 at checkout
 to receive 10% off all orders – valid until January 24.

Take a look at this list of insanely talented designers, how lucky are we?!?!

SugarPea Designers

SugarPea Designs Blog
Lesley Croghan
Anita Madden
Jenny Peterson
Kim O'Connell
Mary Johnson
Wendy Bond
Tracy Valure
Simonne Clay
Stacey Schafer
Wendy McGaffey
Vera Yates
Kerri Michaud
Lisa Lara
Cathy Preissing
Shanna Shands
Cibele Glazer

Our Special Guests

Tracy MacDonald
Danielle Lounds
Tara Godfrey
Veronica Zalis
Angel Rivera
Jen Shults
Isha Gupta
Amy Tsuruta
Dina Kowal
Chaitali Narla
Brianna Loeffelbein
Lisa Henke
Piali Biswas

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Love Bug

Today I am sharing with you a card I created with one of the newest images to the C.C. Designs Pollycraft line.  Please meet Spot! Isn't she the cutest little bug you ever did see?!


I knew I wanted to piar her with that sentiment from the new Pollycraft Valentine Sentiment stamp set and it was that sentiment that was actually the inspiration for this design.   I wanted Spot to be "caught" so I found THIS mason jar template that I re-sized and printed out onto white card stock.


I colored the mason jar with the following copics:

C07, C05, C05, C03, C01, C00, colorless blender

I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics.  I used a white gel pen to add the freckles to her cheeks and I made her wings and headband shimmer with a clear Wink of Stella marker.  I also added some Glossy Accents to her glasses to make them glossy. 
Here are the copics I used oto color the image:

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R12, R20, R30
hair - E35, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20
clothing and headband: V29, RV25, RV23,YR68, YR61
wings: 708, YY02, Y00

If you have not yet checked out the line of Pollycraft stamps, be sure to do so!   There are so many cute rubber stamps from which to choose!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Day 5 of the SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneaks

Today is the final day of the SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneaks of the January release which will launch TONIGHT at 6:00 PM EST in the SugarPea Designs online shoppe! It'sour biggest release yet because we are celebrating out 1st Birthday this month!  Six stamp sets and 5 die sets PLUS our new magnetic cards to making storage your dies as simple as can be! 

Introducing Fairy Sweet!

I used the star from the SugarPea Designs Gift Tag - Sugar Cuts Die to create the stars and I added a gold sequin to each one, This fairy deserves some BLING!  

Here is a close up of the coloring.  I used a white gel pen to add the freckles to her cheeks and added a gold sequin to her wand. I used a clear Wnk of Stella marker to add some shimmer to her wand and her headband.

We have an exciting announcement to share! As we head on into our 2nd year in business, we are delighted to be able to offer an incentive program to all of our loyal customers.

Place an order of $60 or more (shipping not included) 
and you will receive a FREE stamp set 
that will not be available for sale in the store until the next bi-monthly release!  That's right!  You will receive a FREE stamp 2 months in advance of its release in the SugarPea Designs online shoppe!  

This month you can earn our Build-A-Background - Basics stamp set by placing an order of $60 or more (before shipping).  Ink up whatever colors you'd like and create your own backgrounds and borders!  This versatile set will not be available for purchase until it is officially released in March.  So, as you prepare for our release tonight at 6:00 PM EST and put your shopping list together, keep in mind that the new Build-A-Background - Basics stamp set can be yours NOW and will be FREE with a qualifying order! 

Here's a little something I made with the Build-a-Background - Basics stamp set

I stamped the little hearts in VersaMark ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat embossed them before sponging on some Tim Holtz fired brick distress inks.   

I stamped the envelope and sentiment from the new Special Delivery stamp set.

I stamped another sentiment and used one of the accessory stamps from the Special Delivery stamp set to complete the inside of the card as well


We would love to hear your thoughts on the products introduced today!!  Please leave a comment on this post and on each of the talented SugarPea Designers shown below and you could WIN!  We will chose one lucky person to WIN the Fairy Sweet stamp set from the comments left here and on the DT Blogs!  All winners during our January Product Release will be announced on Sunday, January 11th.

Our entire new release will be available at 6:00 PM EST TONIGHT! Please click here to shop – and if you are lucky enough to win a set you’ve already purchased, you may choose another stamp set of the same value! And don't forget - EVERY order received in January will receive one free magnetic card!