Monday, March 30, 2015

SPDSS23 - Muchas Gracias

It''s time for another SugarSketch Challenge!  I inked up one of my favorite SugarPea Designs stamp sets to play along.  It's the Let's Fiesta stamp set!

I chose some patterned papers from the Simple Stories Say Cheese 6x6 paper pad and paired it with some PTI white and MFT black licorice card stock. 

I colored my image with copics and added a swirly clip to embellish.  

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: SPDSS23 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

Friday, March 27, 2015

C.C. Designs By DIEzyne Blog Hop

It's finally here!  The second release from By DIEzyne Dies.  We are celebrating this weekend on Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group and C.C. Designs Facebook Group.
We are kicking everything off with a really big blog hop!

We have the C.C. Designs DT here today to share their creativity with the new By DIEzyne Dies. You can find By DIEzyne Dies by clicking HERE

My card features the new Diezyne Half Brackets die set and the C.C. Design Carrot Love rubber stamp an the Hopped Up sentiment stamp set.

 Here is close up or the panel I created with the Diezyne Half Brackets die set.   I ran the die through the die cutting machine twice and overlapped the pieces to create a matting.  Don;t you love the pierced look?

Here's a close up of the Carrot Love image.  I colored him with copics and used a white gel pen to add the freckles to his cheeks.  

What is a blog hop without prizes?!?!
Of course we have prizes.  We are going to play a game.

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each blog along the way.
2.  Leave a comment.
3.  Become a follower of each persons blog.
4.  Each person will have 1 or more letters posted.  Collect all those letters to unscramble the word.
5.  The last person on the hop is Rhea, the creator of By DIEzyne Dies.  Leave your answer in a comment on her blog.  Make sure you also follow her blog.

To qualify all steps need to be followed.Two lucky winners will receive 1 By DIEzyne Die Set and 1 stamp from C.C. Designs.

MY LETTER IS - A's the blog hop game.  But, there are more chances to win over the weekend on Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and C.C. Designs Fan Page - Facebook Groups.
Make sure to come join the party!

Passionate Paper Creations and Friends > Click HERE
C.C. Designs Fan Page > Click HERE

Special guest hopping with the team...
Your last stop on the Hop....This is where you leave your answer :)


Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Spring!

Here in Boston we beat our all-time record for snowfall this season with 108.6 inches.  Yep.  That is a whole lot of snow.   Spring officially returned yet it continues to snow for the 1st 2 days of spring.   So annoying!   BUT, I am trying to will spring to show its presence here is Boston by creating springy cards! 

My card today features the Spring Medley rubber stamp from the A Random Fan line of stamps at C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps.  

I used the the C.C. Designs Flowing Flowers stencil to create that background with some texture paste that I tinted with a re-inker. I have a tutorial posted on the C.C. Designs blog today if you are interested in learning this technique!  Once the texture paste dried, I used a white gel pen to add the centers to the flowers. 

I also used the white gel pen to add the freckles to her cheeks.   

Friday, March 20, 2015

SugarPea Designs Flashback Friday

Today the SugarPea Designs DT is going all retro for "Flashback Friday" and doing a little creating with some of the stamp sets released in 2014.

With Easter upon us, I decided to ink up last year's 

I just received a stash of new patterned paper pads so I was looking forward to using them.  I chose some papers from the Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss" 6x6 paper pad.   I heat embossed the sentiment.

I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored it wth copics.  I used a white gel pen to add the polka dots to her dress.

I am entering this card in the Mojo Monday challenge #389.

For more inspiration from the SugarPea Designs DT, head on over to the SugarPea Designs Blog!
If you would like to make the One Big Hoppy Family stamp set your own, you can find it HERE!