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Sending Smiles

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I am over at the SugarPea Designs blog today with a card using one of my favorite sets from the last release, Floral Envie.

I stamped in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Wow White embossing powder. Then I pulled out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I had not used them in a long time and forgot how much I enjoy them. With the white embossing, I worked to keep the colors light and airy.

I love the Everyday Sentiments stamp set too. I’m a fan of work horse sentiment sets, as you know, and this has pretty much everything! And the SugarCut Sentiment Strips dies to cut them all out makes this a powerhouse duo. I hope that you will hop over to the SugarPea blog and say hi there (and poke around for lots more inspiration from my fellow designers). Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!

FMS #440 and SPD Mix #68

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I have a combination of challenges for today’s card. I’m using the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches designed by the wonderful Amy O’Neill. Such a pretty one to use! I added this to this month’s inspiration from the Mix It Up Challenge #68 by SugarPea Designs.

I started with the Stacked Honeycombs cut out of vellum. After brushing on Hero Arts Hero Hues ink in Pool Party and Lemon Drop onto Bristol Smooth paper, I cut them out with the SugarPea Designs dies. Love the font on this big Hello die! The butterflies are an extra from this month’s orders. The card is pretty clean and easy but these dies really make it look special.

I hope you will join in on both challenges this week! And a reminder that by joining in the Mix It Up Challenge, you have a chance to win a $50 gift card from SugarPea Designs. Thanks for stopping in today! See you soon!

Happy Ever After – Sweet 2 Repeat IG Hop with Giveaway

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Today I’m part of a fun Instagram hop with SugarPea Designs! Sweet 2 Repeat with the whole design team! The details and hop are at my Instagram page: jentimko on IG

I combined the new Happy Thoughts Stamp Set and the Handwritten Letter Stamp set with the beautiful Meadow Motifs set and dies. I love how these combine beautifully to create a wedding/shower card.

Short and “sweet” today! Head on over to IG for more. And if you are inspired to shop, I would very much appreciate you using my affiliate links! Have a beautiful day!

SugarPea Designs – May Release Day

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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

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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.

SugarPea Designs – Sweet Peek Week Day 3

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

SugarPea Designs – Guest Week 4

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I cannot believe that a whole month has gone by as a guest designer for SugarPea Designs. It has been such a joy to work with this company!

You know by now that I have long sung the praises of stencils.  I love them!  They are such an economical addition to your craft room and they can do so much to add texture and detail to your projects.  Today, I used the Leaf Canopy Stencil in the traditional way.  I put the stencil down on Bristol Smooth paper and brushed on Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn.

Not sure how you feel about it, but one of the happiest moments in crafting for me is pulling away the stencil.  Kind of like a big reveal!  The detail of this stencil really makes for a pretty base so I decided to let it be the star.  I chose the SugarCut Grateful Die as my sentiment.  I inked up a scrap of the Bristol Smooth with the same colors in a gradient and then cut it out with the die.  To get a bit more dimension, I cut the word three more times from green card stock and the layered them all together to attach to the card.

SugarPea Designs has lots of pretty stencils! Again, please remember with the stock of so many of these companies that they are limited by their own supply chains and access to warehouses. Shop with them and be patient as they work to get their beautiful products to you. It is worth the wait to support such fantastic people! Thanks so much for stopping in today. So glad to see you!

SugarPea Designs – Guest Week 3

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Today I have my card for week three of my April guest designer month at SugarPea Designs. I suspect that many of you are starting to feel the weight of the global restrictions and I am no different. While I have been on reserve (on call) for United, I have not flown now for a month. I miss my office window! So you can see that in my project for today.

I reached for the Meadow Motifs stamp set again.  While I love happy spring colors, I was feeling the call of watercolor paints and focused on blues and a gray green.  I stamped lots of the beautiful images from the stamp set onto watercolor paper and got to watercoloring.  Something about the imperfection of paints seemed to fit the chaos of my house.

Once completed, I cut all of the images out with the coordinating SugarCut Meadow Motifs dies.  After laying them out in a grouping, I used Press’n Seal Wrap over them to hold them in place.  Then comes the fun!  Choose a shape die (I used an oval) and lay it over your wrap then cut.  On the inside of the shape you will have the pieces still held in place.  I added foam tape for extra dimension and then attached to a watercolor paper base.  Carefully peel away the wrap and magic!  You see the shape but didn’t have to do any piecing.  The sentiment is from Everyday Sentiments stamp set and I cut it out with coordinating SugarCut Sentiment Strips.

This gorgeous stamp set was truly perfect for the Press’n Seal technique (which has been on my “to try” list for a long time).  I hope you will be inspired to give it a go too.  Thanks for stopping in to visit today! Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches. See you then!

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