Wednesday, 29 March 2017

SPD Birthday Bash

Welcome to SugarPea Designs 
3rd Birthday Bash Celebration!  

We are so honoured to have the opportunity to celebrate this incredible milestone that all of you helped make happen! Today’s festivities included some incredible inspiration from the SugarPea Design Team and some of our very Special Guests.  

Now you can’t have a Birthday Bash without prizes and there are lots of prizes to be won! A few of our blog hop participants will be giving away a SugarPea Designs stamp set, so please leave comments for each hop participant for your chance to win! In addition to this, ONE lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all comments left to receive a $100 Gift Certificate to SugarPea Designs. You have until April 15th to enter to win. Winners will be announced on April 17th.

We are also having a store wide Birthday SALEabration!  Save 10% off everything in our store by using coupon code: BDAY03.  Sale ends at midnight EST, April 2nd.  Sale is extended only to products that are currently in stock.

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 at the SugarPea Designs Blog for a chance to WIN a Mini MISTI and Creative Corners Tool.



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Sunday, 26 March 2017

FS529, CASology 241 - Two Thank Yous and a Video


Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, PapercraftBoutique (Hideko Lagan). I chose two cards as my inspiration from her gallery.

First card



I focused on Hideko's:
-dots
-colours
-thank you die cut

I changed:
-colours
-technique
-no bug or heart
-negative space for the die

I went for a more graphic, less-pretty look. I masked and stamped the dots with distress ink on watercolour paper then spritzed with water (and dried it before it ran too much!). I cut out
the many thanks die and left the negative from the cardbase showing through. I finished it with random sequins for some interest and sparkle.

I am also linking up to CASology, where the Cue Card for this week is Melt.







Second card



I focused on Hideko's:
-two pink flowers

I changed:
-layout
-added layers
-added green

I started with a 4.25x5.5 panel and heat embossed my flowers and sentiment with white ep. Then I watercoloured with the Zigs. I then cut out the flowers with the matching dies. I cut the remainder of the panel with a square die then adhered it to the white cardbase. I popped the flowers up and fitted them back in, so that they overhang a bit (the card will still fit into a regular envelope).






Saturday, 25 March 2017

Welcome Baby Croghan



Today is a very special day! Lori Turner is hosting a Blog hop for Baby Croghan.




Baby's mom, Lesley is a fellow-Canadian and friend of mine through this wonderful stamping community. We can't wait for the happy day!

I used 2 Lawnfawn sets to make this sweet card: Happy, Happy, Happy andLittle Bundle. I coloured with Copics and some Stickles for sparkle.

Congratulations, Lesley! Can't wait for the big day!


Friday, 24 March 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop



Yay! SugarPea Designs  is one of the Super Sponsors of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop and the Design Team is playing along!


This is my first time playing along. I'm not a coffee drinker and I don't have a lot of coffee stamps, but this set from SugarPea has the cutest images and sentiments around. The matching dies are adorable too!

I was inspired by a certain coffee shop's new spring cups, and decided to try some loose watercolouring. I stamped a row of cups, painted them with distress inks and then popped up one cup that had been cut with the matching dies. I finished off with some coffee rings for authenticity! lol!

 I used:
-SugarPea Designs Caffeine Addict and Coffee to Go SugarCuts, Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Muse208 - Hello Sunshine


Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge where Jenni gave us a sweet baby card as inspiration:



I focused on Jenni's:
-pink white and black colour scheme
-3 focal objects
-mixed text and script sentiment
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I used:
-Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers
-Simon Says Stamp Easter Greetings
-MFT patterned paper

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

SPDMIU29 - Friendship


We're down to the last week to play along with this month's SugarPea Designs Mix it Up challenge and I'm here with some more inspiration for you!



I tried to combine the sketch and the inspiration photo. I started by stamping a loose circle of flowers in various shades of purple. I cut out and popped up the centre of the 'bouquet' and then added two strips with the sentiment. I popped up 3 flowers for more dimension and interest.

Here's a reminder of the rules:

  • Create a new card or project using the challenge 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: SPDMIU29 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown on the SugarPea Designs blog.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

I used: