Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SugarPea Designs {One Year Anniversary}

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!

Today I am featuring a card and a matching gift card holder using the new Classroom Cupids set! I LOVE owls and so I stamped the owl three times onto my white paper. I then fussy cut out the middle owl, to give my card some depth. I coloured the owl's bellies with mu Copic markers and then I took the sentiments from two other stamp sets in the SugarPea Designs Store to make my sentiment on my card!

 Store---My-Hero Store---GoPher-It

I used the sketch at The Challenge and the colours at Just Us Girls, for my card! I am also linking up at Seize the Birthday!

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 here 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.

SugarPea Designers

SugarPea Designs Blog
Lesley Croghan<<<You are HERE
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

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Challenge #23 {Beautiful}

Sketch Dimensions
(this is only a suggestion)
Card Base: 4.25 x 5.5"
SideStrip: 2 x 5.5"

Welcome to The Challenge! Every other week we bring you a colour/sketch combo! You are welcome to combine the colours and sketch or just use one part of the challenge! It is totally up to you! The design team have created inspiring samples to get you into the crafting mood! 

Come and join us!

 For my card I really wanted to ink up the Verve "Bloom & Grow" stamp set again. I like the beautiful sentiments with Verve Stamps. I also used the Plain Jane Stamp Set called Beautiful. I am such a sucker for scrolling fonts!

My amazing team has outdone themselves!!! I love working with these talented ladies!!! A special thank you to Angel for being our Guest this month! We loved having you, Angel!

Kimberly WienerAngel Johns (FD)Nance Salkeld
Lynn PutNina Forsyth ( Guest Designer )Veronica Zalis

Thank You Friend card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things

Lori TeclerKim HegginsMaura

The Challenge Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who played along with the last Challenge! I loved visiting your blogs! SO much inspiration and so much fun! This week, I am excited to announce Nance as our winner. I couldn't resist this gorgeous creation with the doily, twine and beautifully coloured blooms! This card is absolutely delightful!!! Congrats, Nance!

I hope you will join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at  oloughlin.ka @ (no spaces) for more information!

I also chose three other cards from the challenge to be our "Runner-Up's"! Every week it is so tough to choose but these three all caught my eye!

(In alphabetical order)

So stinkin' CUTE!

Such a classy card!

Absolutely delightful!

Please join us in one hour, we will be back with a brand new challenge for you!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tag, You're It {Thanks a Bunch -Verve}

Happy Saturday! I decided to jump into my craftroom last night and I really tidied it up! Although it is FAR from being done, it is much tidier than before and I was inspired to get crafty! I have to admit, that has not happened for me for SUCH a long time. I have been a miserable crafter...held back by my deeply cluttered craft space! I have also stepped down from a couple of design teams. It was a difficult decision to make but I couldn't keep up. So I have vowed to make this year about getting back to the basics and crafting for fun when I want to craft! I must admit, it feels good!

One challenge that I always check out but never have time to play is the Tag, You're It Challenge. I love making tags and found this week's inspiration so pretty! I immediately thought of a new Verve stamp set I just purchased called Bloom & Grow.


I was inspired by the colours and added some aqua accents with a couple of enamel dots for the centers of the flowers. I kept my tag clean and simple. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sugar Sketch #18 {Thanks a Bunch}

Today at SugarPea Designs, we have a brand new sketch challenge. The sketch is a nice, easy one and you do not have to use our stamps to play along; although we like it when you do! I decided to ink up one of the new release stamp sets again! Love this sweet fox and he provides good practice for colouring fur! I decided to create a masculine themed thank you card!

The sketch is pretty straight forward and I added some balance the fox. I sure hope you will play along with us. Happy Stamping!

The rules are very simple…
  Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.
  • SugarPea Design 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: SPDSS17 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • 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, January 9, 2015

SugarPea Designs {Fairy Sweet} Stamp Release

The final day for the release hop is on at SugarPea Designs! This is such a sweet new set! I love that sentiment!!!! I wanted to use the new envelope die on my card and decided to use it as an accent for the card. 

Fairy Sweet

Special Delivery Accents 

I used three layers of twine on my card too...I find twine is a nice and easy way to add a bold, splash of colour without a lot of bulk.

I have been addicted to this paper from My Mind's Eye. I believe it is an old paper pad but I found it on sale at Winners! AWESOME! I thought the pink and dark colours worked well with this sweet little fairy! I hope you do too! 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.

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! 

With the introduction of our SugarCuts dies, we are thrilled to provide you with even more convenient, stylish storage and organization options with our NEW Magnetic Cards. Our Magnetic cards have a sturdy chipboard backing and feature a strong magnet that will ensure that even the tiniest of your dies is securely stored. They are designed to fit perfectly into our Stamp & Die Storage Pouches or they may be used independently on their own.

Our entire Release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Store at 6:00 PM EST TODAY!! 

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!