Skip to content

Freshly Made Sketches #437

Freshly Made Sketches #437 published on 4 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #437

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed the flurry of posts last week. It was such fun being part of that exciting release. Back to “normal” this week and up with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch designer is Cécile and wow, did she create a wonderful challenge.

At first the sketch had me a bit stumped. But then….an a-ha moment!! This City Stacks Stamp Set by Concord and 9th was perfect!! I stamped it onto white card stock with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then pulled out my Copic markers. I kept to generally muted colors that seemed right for my imaginary city. And I’m going to be truthful, I love many cities across the country (and world). And I miss them. I miss traveling a lot. I miss the people I work with and I miss seeing friends on my occasional visits to their cities. And that is ok. Because I know I have also been part of a greater good. But won’t it be wonderful when we can gather again?!

I think you are going to find all kinds of ways to use this sketch and I cannot wait to see them! I hope you are able to join us. Make sure to go see all that the design team has created. Honestly, they are just the best!! Thanks for stopping in today. I appreciate you so much!

SugarPea Designs – May Release Day

SugarPea Designs – May Release Day published on 36 Comments on SugarPea Designs – May Release Day

Today is the day! Release day from SugarPea Designs! Everything goes live at 2p Eastern and my links below will go live then too. For now, I have one more project to inspire you and the team has more too!

I created a background with the Scale Cover Plate. I cut out a scrap of paper with the die and then used it as a stencil. An easy way to expand the use of your die! After that, I brushed some of the same ink onto a piece of watercolor paper with a heavier hand and then cut it out with the Happy Word die. I cut the shadow out of vellum and layered the two. In a similar way, I brushed coral ink onto the paper and cut it out with this lovely little butterfly. The butterfly die? Oh yes….it is a new product too. And you get it FREE with a $60 order. How awesome! I finished the card by adding the rest of the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set.

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the SPD store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, May 25th.

Thank you for all the lovely comments this week! It is always so rewarding for the team to hear from our crafty friends and we are grateful. I am linking to all of the new products below with affiliate links and I hope you will have fun shopping with SugarPea Designs. Just a reminder that they won’t work until about 2p Eastern. I appreciate you stopping in today!

SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 4

SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 4 published on 42 Comments on SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 4

Today is day 4 of the Sweet Peek Week from SugarPea Designs! Are you impressed yet?! Well, we have just a little more to blow your sock off before unleashing you to shopping. Today’s stamp set and coordinating die are the Floral Envie Set and SugarCut plus the Handwritten Letter background stamp.

I am utterly in love with this envelope image. Just wow! The details are spectacular. If you love to color as much as I do, you will have so much fun with this. I colored the image using Copic Markers and just played with shading. To be truthful, I got just a bit lost in the process and that was such a gift!

Once I was done coloring, I cut the image out with the coordinating SugarCut die. It lines up perfectly and easily. Which is critical after all the time spent coloring for sure. I wanted to keep all the focus on my work so I used a piece of Kraft paper and stamped the Handwritten Letter background in Versamark. Subtle, beautiful, classic! I could not resist adding a couple of butterflies from the set popped up and the simple sentiment is from the Floral Envie set too.

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the SPD store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, May 25th.

Thank you for stopping in today. Back tomorrow for one additional card and the entire release will be available on Friday, May 22nd at 2p Eastern.

Crafty Friends Blog Hop – Honey Bee Stamps

Crafty Friends Blog Hop – Honey Bee Stamps published on 12 Comments on Crafty Friends Blog Hop – Honey Bee Stamps

My second post of today because it is a busy week! It is Crafty Friends Blog Hop day! This month we are showcasing products made with Honey Bee Stamps. They are another of those companies that are such great stamping community members and I am thrilled to be a part of celebrating them.

I was in need of some less “girly” birthday cards and the Piece of Cake Stamp Set was the perfect answer. So many fantastic options! I colored the cupcake with Copic and put it up on its very own little pedestal.

Isn’t it fun? The sentiment is from the same set and I thought a little banner was perfect for it. I found this cute patterned paper in my stash that matched the scallops of the holder. And it was in green, clearly meant to be!

I continue to be so thrilled that companies are working with us to give you discounts for our hops. Shop with Honey Bee Stamps on May 20 – 21 and use the code CRAFTYFRIENDS20 at checkout to get a 20% Discount. Click the graphic above to get to the shop.

Now on to the rest of the hop. I’m thrilled to send you to my friend Amy Kolling. Here is the list in case you get lost along the way:

I hope you enjoy this hop as much as we do! Thanks for stopping in for my second project. Don’t forget to go check out today’s release peek from SugarPea Designs too. See you tomorrow!

SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 3

SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 3 published on 48 Comments on SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Sweet Peek Week from SugarPea Designs. My card today is also for Freshly Made Sketches #436 so I’m multitasking! We have a whole lot of HAPPY for you today. Two new stamp sets and coordinating die sets: Happy Little Trees and Happy Thoughts/Happy Word Die.

Since the moment I saw the design team peek at this set, I have known it would be a huge hit. I mean really….BOB ROSS!!! The funniest part was when my high schooler saw it and demanded that I make him a birthday card with it. So, I have dutifully complied.

I stamped all of the images in Momento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic. I even went to find videos of Bob to see what he wore and to see some paintings. I mimicked some of his work for the little painting. He always used such interesting sky colors. I used the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil to create a bit of ground for the happy little tree and then built the rest of the scene. There is also fabulous sentiment set today! Since I was trying to follow the sketch, I could not make it work but I REALLY wanted to use “Wishing you lots of Happy”. It will be done on another card for sure!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 96364144_10158192867239847_4110728179847528448_n.jpg

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the SPD store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, May 25th.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 97075852_10158192867249847_7852449313836761088_n.jpg

Thank you for stopping in today. Back tomorrow for our next feature and the entire release will be available on Friday, May 22nd at 2p Eastern.

SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 2

SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 2 published on 39 Comments on SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 2

Welcome back for day 2 of the Sweet Peek Week from SugarPea Designs. Today we are showing you the Cottontail Cuties Stamp Set and Dies plus the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil.

I colored the adorable elements from the set using Copic markers, cut them out with the coordinating dies and then set to building my scene. I started with the SugarCut Large Striped CoverPlate Die. After cutting it out of white card stock, I used the new Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil to create the grass and the clouds. Then all I had to do was add the pieces. Oh wow, this is fun! And the sentiments in the set. Don’t even get me going on those. They have awesome puns!

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the SPD store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, May 25th.

Thank you for stopping in today. Back tomorrow for our next feature and the entire release will be available on Friday, May 22nd.

SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 1

SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 1 published on 50 Comments on SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 1

Welcome to day 1 of the SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week! This is my first release as a designer with SugarPea Designs and I’m just over the moon about the new products I get to share. We are featuring the Piece of Cake 3D Box Dies today. There is also a GIVEAWAY featured at the bottom of the post.

First of all, this fun product really does create a piece of cake! I chose to make mine vanilla with chocolate and raspberry. Because I LOVE this flavor of cake! Beyond the general cuteness of the cake, the versatility of the dies in the set makes this a standout.

I love the ability to stand things up on the top of the cake. I chose the layering hearts but there are stars and candles and other fun details too.

I thought the option to have a see through section on the top scallop was brilliant too. I used it to show some chocolate “frosting” but you could easily make it a peekaboo window into the contents.

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the SPD store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, May 25th.

Thank you for stopping in today. Back tomorrow for our next feature and the entire release will be available on Friday, May 22nd.

Trinity Stamps Guest Designer #2

Trinity Stamps Guest Designer #2 published on No Comments on Trinity Stamps Guest Designer #2

Back today with another card as the Trinity Stamps May Guest Designer. Today I have one of everyone’s favorites – a shaker card!  

I love the delicate little flowers in the Hopeful Flowers Stamp Set.  I stamped the curved spray and some of the little flowers and colored with Copic Markers.  I cut them out with the Hopeful Flowers Coordinating Die Set.  I cut a circle from some white card stock and blended on some yellow ink, then stamped the sentiment from the Thank You Senti-mini Stamp Set.

Inside the circle, I created a shaker with by blending on more ink on a background panel and then adding the Glass Slipper Confetti Mix.  If I can stop shaking it myself, I just know this will be fun to send to a friend.  Let’s face it, shaker cards are always a sure hit!

It was such fun guesting with Trinity Stamps this month and I’m grateful they had me along! I’ll be back next week with tons of sneak peeks from the Sugar Pea Designs upcoming release. See you then!

Freshly Made Sketches #435

Freshly Made Sketches #435 published on 4 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #435

Hi everyone! Sorry I missed you last week. I think like everyone else, I’m on a roller coaster. To be honest, I have not flown in over 6 weeks which saddens me greatly. But I know I’m not alone in having an industry that is full of the unknown. In theory that means I have more time to create but last week the mojo just flew away. But I’m back to creating this week and hope to have lots to share with you over the upcoming days. For today, it is Freshly Made Sketches. Our incredible Kim Singdahlsen is the sketch designer and she has a clever one for us.

I was inspired to use the Somewhere Kit by Erin Lee Creative today. Erin was waiting for a few backordered items to come in and now she is able to ship these kits again! Get them while you can! I thought this sketch was perfect for showing off the rainbow background and then adding a few strips of color to convey a rainbow. Versamark Ink on the Desert Storm card stock is subtle but really pretty. And it allowed me to add a sentiment easily. The sentiment is one of the stamps in the kit. They are all fabulous! In truth, though, this one speaks loudly to me. We need as many rainbows as we can get breaking through the clouds.

I hope you enjoy this and will play along with us too. Thanks for all you do and I very much appreciate your kind words. I’ll see you again on Friday. Until then, have a great rest of your week.

Trinity Stamps – Guest Designer

Trinity Stamps – Guest Designer published on No Comments on Trinity Stamps – Guest Designer

Happy Friday to you! I hope this week has been okay for you all. As we all go through this process, I worry for all of my friends. I hope that as we continue to distance as needed that we don’t isolate. I continue to be inspired by things that are a) appropriate for my attention span and b) makable in numbers. With that in mind, I created today’s card as a guest for Trinity Stamps.

I chose a rainbow of Comic markers and just played with color. Amazing how fun it is to create rainbows in all the things! And this hits my attention span time frame with all the school/distraction/inability to focus.

This stamp set is called “So Appreciative” and is from their latest release. It has a matching die and they are fantastic! And really, there is pretty much no one that doesn’t like to hear that they are appreciated! Hop on over to see all the wonderful products they have. They are super sweet and they will the thrilled to see you!

Thanks for stopping in today! See you again soon!

Primary Sidebar