April 16, 2014

RC Color Challenge + Seize the Sketch


Good morning friends! I'm popping in with the first of TWO Reverse Confetti cards for today - it's a Reverse Confetti party on my blog!

This card is for the new April color challenge...take a look at this graphic...


If you play along using your Reverse Confetti stamps, you could win $20 to spend in the store - SWEET! You'll find all the details, and a list of designers with amazing cards to share on the Reverse Confetti Blog.

Here's my card...


You know how I like to combine Reverse Confetti sets! This card uses Petals 'n Posies, Sweet Thing and Whole Lotta Dots. I've also used the Love Note Confetti Cuts and Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts.

The layout here is Seize the Sketch #18 - I kept trying to add more to this card, and it kept wanting to be quite simple (for me!)


You'll find more about the sketch on the Seize the Sketch blog, along with the DT cards! 





Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!



Yay - it's time for a new Curtain Call challenge, and I'm SO excited for this one!


We have a fantastic new sponsor, Reverse Confetti, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!




I've used Go Together for my card today, stamping two sweet little houses in pigment ink and trimming them out. The vellum tag was cut with the Tag Me Confetti Cuts. The open heart was created with the Love Notes dies, and the base layer is a Sweet Treat Tent

The paper and enamel dots are from the Here is Happy collection from MME

The Curtain Call is over the moon that the owner of Reverse Confetti, Jen del Muro, is joining us today for the Confetti Crush challenge.

Confetti Crush Designers

Jen del Muro, Reverse Confetti


April 14, 2014

SugarSketch 2 - What's Mew?


This is my second card today, for my first, please click here.

Wooohoo, it's time for our second SugarSketch at SugarPea Designs and there is some BIG NEWS - a random participant will win a $15 gift certificate for playing along! You don't have to use SugarPea stamps, but of course we would love to see them if you do!

Here's a peek at the fab sketch...


I love this sketch! I flipped it, so I could use What's Mew? My card is also for the new Catered Crop Recipe Swap - Think Green. 


With Earth day and Arbor day inspiring the challenge, I added some beautiful botanical elements to my card!


I had so much fun making this card! I colored up the adorable image with Copics, trimmed it out and added it to a white layer for a fresh look. I diecut the branches, then individually cut out each leaf, adding copic shading to both. The sentiment is stamped on a vellum (naturally) heart. I embellished with some enamel hearts and a scallop border. 

Here's a peek inside my card...


We really hope you play along with this month's sketch! Please stop by the SugarPea Designs blog to see all the amazing cards from the design team. And don't forget the brand new release is in store NOW
  
Stamps: What's Mew? (SugarPea DesignsPaper: Twirly Girly (Chickaniddy Crafts) Ink: Rhubarb Stalk, Angel Pink (Memento Luxe) Dies: Branches and Birds (Sizzix) Scallops, Heart (MFT) Other: Enamel Hearts (Chickaniddy) Sewing Machine

A Rose of Thanks...


Hello friends.I hope you had a lovely weekend. I spent a good portion of mine on my continuing stamp room rejig, I'm really hoping I can finish it all before Easter and get some good stampy/family time in! 

Some i {heart} papers goodies arrived on my doorstep today - I've been waiting on these so I could play in the second Virginia's View challenge - stencils. I had this one on order and had to play right away!


Look at all that detail! The stencil is the Tim Holtz Doily. I've used it with white embossing paste over top some Crate Paper DIY paper. The florals are from Coming up Roses by wplus9, cut with the matching dies (the focal image is fussy cut) the vase is cut from vellum. 

I used the Basic Banners die cut from Gold Foil cardstock, stamping a sentiment from Fresh Cut Florals. All the inks are Memento Luxe. I cannot say enough about these inks. They dry on any surface, and are just beautiful to use. I finished with these amazing gold enamel dots. They are so sparkly!

Here's a peek inside my card...


I used a distress marker and spritzing tool for a quick background. Thanks for stopping by today! There are some amazing things in stock at i {heart} papers right now, here's a look at what's new (say hi from me!)

April 13, 2014

IRON CRAFT WINNERS!

Hello friends! As I type this, I am surrounded by all things paper crafty - I'm undertaking a HUGE reorganization of my craft room, and it's a mess!

So I thought I'd take some time out to announce the randomly drawn winners from my Iron Craft interview post!

the winner of a $25 gift certificate winner to Verve Stamps is....


the winner of a $10 gift certificate to SugarPea Designs is....


Congrats ladies! Please hit the mail link on my sidebar, and send me an email! 

I was so pleased so many of you loved the cards Chaitali and I made with Reverse Confetti - watch out for a new release next month!!

April 10, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneaks - Totes Ma Goats!


Hi friends! We're at the end of sweet sneaks for SugarPea Designs - all the new sets will be available after our release party tonight! We've saved an adorable and unique set for last - Totes Ma Goats!


Aren't they sweet?! I wanted to make a feminine card with these cuties. The sentiment is from the previously released Love You Bunches. I watercoloured with distress markers, the clouds are sponged through a stencil. 

Here's a peek inside...


Isn't that sentiment fun!?

Would you like to WIN the Totes Ma Goats stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Totes Ma Goats stamp set!

We will be announcing the winner of today's stamp set AND the winner of the ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE at our online release party on the SugarPea Designs Facebook page this Thursday night between 8:00 and 9:00 PM EST! We'd love to come have you chat with us, everyone is welcome!


Our fabulous April release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe at 9:00 PM EST this Thursday night!
  


Stamps: Totes Ma Goats, Love You Bunches (SugarPea DesignsPaper: Wanderlust (Studio Calico) Ink: Peanut Brittle (Memento Luxe) Dies: Grass (MFT) Stitched Circles and Rectangles (Lil Inker) Other: Distress Markers, Pearl Pin, Seam Binding, Cloud Stencil

April 9, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneaks - Hats Off To You!


Hello! We're onto the third day of sweet sneaks for the April release from SugarPea Designs. I had so much fun making my card earlier today - even in the midst of a massive pile of STUFF - I made the mistake of thinking I'd reorganize my craft room. You guessed it - all that stuff is still sitting there, and I've decided I need some new storage *grin*


This set features a male AND a female graduate - so cool! I've used little miss today, coloring with copics and paper piecing her outfit. I heat embossed the diploma image and sentiment on vellum.

Here's a peek inside the card...


This set is worth it for the accesory images alone - here I've heat embossed the cap on vellum again and added a teeny brad.


Would you like to WIN the Hats Off To You stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Hats Off To You stamp set!

We will be announcing the winner of today's stamp set AND the winner of the ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE at our online release party on the SugarPea Designs Facebook page this Thursday night between 8:00 and 9:00 PM EST! We'd love to come have you chat with us, everyone is welcome!


Our fabulous April release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe at 9:00 PM EST this Thursday night!



Stamps: Hats Off To You (SugarPea DesignsPaper: Twirly Girly (Chickaniddy Crafts) Ink: Memento Brown, Versamark, Peanut Brittle (Memento Luxe) Dies: Circles, Flags (MFT) Other: Brads, Vellum, Gold Embossing Powder