Friday, October 30, 2015

SugarPea Designs Trick or Treat Blog Hop with Prizes and lots of fun Stamping TIPS!!!

Hello Crafty friends!!! I am SO excited because I am part of the SugarPea Designs "Trick or Treat" hop!!! Yay! We have a lot of fun in store for you today as our spooktacular team of designers have all concocted up some frightfully sweet tricks and treats. As you "Trick or Treat" by stopping by each of our designers blogs, you'll not only be treated to some amazing paper crafting eye candy, but you will also receive some faBOOlous TRICKS and TREATS along the way. 

Wendy has started things off by giving you your first treat by offering everyone 15% off your entire order this weekend by using code: 


Expires: Midnight EST - November 1, 2015

Happy Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I'm giving out a TRICK today!!! I was racking my brain on a "trick" to share with you and I decided I would share some clean and simple "masculine" card ideas using the SugarPea Designs stamps!!!

I needed some Masculine cards for my stash! I have to admit...these took about 10 minutes to make! I was pretty happy about that!

I cut 4 pieces of gray cardstock measuring 4" x 5.25".

Then I chose some of the "secondary" stamps in some of the stamp sets. Then I created 4 simple cards using a simple "background" stamping technique with black ink. My sentiments were stamped on white paper and then featured on my card...popped them up with dimensionals of course! I am happy because it is my principal's birthday and the "You Rule" card will be perfect for him!!!

Are you ready to do more Trick or Treating!

Don’t forget to leave a comment at each designers blog for your chance to win one or our 4 TREATS. Winners will be announced in a special blog post, Monday, Nov 2nd.


Monday, October 26, 2015

The Challenge #48 {Theme Challenge-Weddings}

Hello and welcome to The Challenge! Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try! This week we have a Theme Challenge!!! We are looking for WEDDING CARDS! I know that Wedding cards seem out of season but there seem to be more and more "Fall or Winter" themed weddings happening these days! We hope you are inspired to join us!


I decided to use the sketch over at Viva la Verve. LOVE those sketches. I missed the ribbon element on my card but I hope they can see how I was inspired. I am not sure if I will link it up. What do you think? The flowers from Great Friend are stamped with Ranger Watercolour Black Ink and then "painted" with distress inks onto watercolour paper. I am also playing along with Art Impressions in their "water-based ink" challenge! My poor vellum butterfly is hard to see but it is there, under the sentiment.

(Featured Designer)

Thank you, Shona for being our Featured Designer for the month! We loved having you!  
Welcome to Kristie as our Guest this week!

(Guest Designer)

The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer! So come and join the fun!

Kim HegginsAnita MaddenKimberly Wiener

Lee Ann BarrettClaire BroadwaterNance Salkeld
Wedding Congrats card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-dies from My Favorite Things

Lori Tecler Michele Ferguson

Merry Monday {Noel} & Art Impressions

The time has come for another challenge at Merry Monday!!! I love this challenge of using Christmas lights and glitter! I found a stamp in my stash from my Design Team days for Art Impressions and it was SO much fun to colour!!! 

I used watercolour paper (140lb) and my copic markers to colour this. I find that it is much easier to use my Copics on this paper! I kept the design simple and used some glitter washi tape at the bottom to tie it all in! Come and play along at Merry Monday!