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Freshly Made Sketches #555

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A sweet new sketch from our queen of flowers and fussy cutting, Narelle! (and you need to see her card for today!) I immediately thought fall when I saw the sketch and knew just what to pull out.

I knew this Patchwork Pumpkin stamp and die set from Honey Bee Stamps would be super fun. I inked up a panel with orange and pink Distress Inks and then stamped and cut the pumpkin. Pink you say?? Yes! Because it is a running joke with my sister and I. My mom made a super fun wall hanging quilt with pink pumpkins that I LOVE! And my sister rebels against the color choice. So there is a good chance this card will go to her…because, sisters!

That gorgeous textured background?? I’d love to take credit but it is from the Spooktacular Paper Pack from Honey Bee Stamps. The whole pack is awesome!

I hope to see you this week at Freshly Made Sketches. Thanks so much for stopping in today. See you soon!

Merry Christmas

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I am over on Instagram for Honey Bee Stamps today but a quick share here as well. I created these as a simplified version of a card I did during the Vintage Holiday release. A bit better for mass production, which is inevitably where I end up this time of year.

I inked up a panel of Hammermill white card stock with Salvaged Patina Oxide Ink and then ran it though with the Pierced Fancy Flakes Cover Plate. I love the piercing detail! After I got a few of them done, I took them over to my splatter box (just a cardboard box) and sprayed with Hero Arts Iridescent Shimmer Spray. This shine takes this to a new level!

I cut the “merry” using the Bitty Buzzwords: Holiday Honey Cuts and added the “Christmas” from the Tag You’re It: Holiday Stamp Set. I love the gold with the Salvaged Patina!! A few gold pearls from my stash to finish.

Thank you for stopping in today! I suspect this will be my last post until after Christmas. I’m going to pick up my oldest from college today and then next week starts the busy season for my flying! Lots and lots of holiday flying! Normally, that is hard but I’m happy to see people traveling to their families this year.

I appreciate each of you so much and sending you best wishes for a very happy holiday season!!

Freshly Made Sketches #510

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I am so excited to share my latest card with you today. Sorry for being so quiet. I’ve been flying a lot more (a good thing) but that seriously cuts into my creative time (not so good thing). I got home from a trip yesterday morning and decided to give this sketch a go because I love it so much. The incomparable Jen Mitchell is the sketch designer at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I love her take on a classic!

For the circle element, I pulled out my Gina K Designs Snowflake Trio dies and cut two of them from Glitter Cardstock (it was part of a kit with the dies). I stamped the sentiment from the coordinating Sparkle and Shine Stamp Set and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

I chose to use an unexpected color for the crossing panel and pulled out my new Villianous Potion Oxide Ink. This is a beautiful color!! I brushed in on and then sprayed the panel with my Hero Arts Shimmer Spray. So much shine, so little effort! I added a gem from my stash for the middle of the snowflake for one last bit of shine.

Hope you will come over and join us this week. Thank you so much for stopping in today. See you tomorrow for a SugarPea Designs feature.

Framed: Anenomes for Honey Bee Stamps

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Sharing today for Honey Bee Stamps! I needed a day just to “play” in the stamp room and I thought I should pull out this new Framed: Anenomes stamp set. It is a gorgeous image and one that can be colored with so many mediums. I chose a very loose watercolor look with Distress Ink.

I stamped the image using Versamark Ink onto Tim Holtz Heavystock paper. It is made for distress ink techniques. For each color, I simply “smooshed” the ink from a mini pad onto a small clear block then added water with a paint brush. I took the block direct to paper to apply the color. Using a small block help you keep a little more control on where the color goes but still leaves it loose. If you need a bit more color in a specific place, you can add it with a paint brush. This is a layering process so leave time to allow drying to happen in between adding colors or additional ink.

Because I love the look of pale anemones, I made the leaves and the background bold and kept the flowers in muted tones of Tattered Rose and Antique Linen. For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed it onto more of the Heavystock paper. Then I colored it with the Chipped Sapphire in the same way as I did the flower except I made sure there was a bit more solid coverage as a base.

I hope you enjoy this card! Let me know if this makes sense or if you would rather see a video on how to create this look. Thanks so much for dropping in today!

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week – Day 2

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I am so happy to be here all week for the SugarPea Designs Summer Release Sweet Peek Week!! This summer release is full of fun products that are perfect for every stamper. And we have team hop, of course, to share inspiration. The release goes live on Friday, July 2nd at 2p Eastern.

Today we are sharing three new products: SugarCut – Life is a Picnic, Sunshine Sentiments Stamp Set, SugarCut – Sunshine Word.

The starting point for me was this absolutely incredible Life is a Picnic die set. It is so well designed. I love die sets that make it easy to create layers and are not overly complicated. This is just that! Because the dies cut the separate layers, it is easy to color them in different inks and create dimension and detail. I cut the whole set out of Tim Holtz Distress White Heavystock paper. It is great for coloring with Distress Inks. Then I got to getting inky.

You can see how I was able to color the layers with different inks to create real looking items for the basket. Once I had all the pieces colored, I glued them together and thought about a “scene”. Using the Outdoor Scene Stencil for the grass and sky. You even get a little peek into a product that will be revealed tomorrow. For my sentiment, I used the new Sunshine word die and coordinating sentiment set. I hope you like my little summer scene and can’t wait to see what you think about the new products.

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to our 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, July 5th.

SugarPea Designs
Amy Kolling
Becky Pearce
Francesca Vignoli
Jennifer Timko <<—- You Are Here
Tatiana Trafimovich
Tricia Barber
Vera Yates

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you love today’s new products and I cannot wait to continue sharing with you all week. See you tomorrow!

Freshly Made Sketches #489

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Today is a fun new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! I love what designer Linda Callahan has given us and I think there will be lots of ways to be creative with this one.

I was playing in the stamp room the other day and decided to pull out my Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks in Stream, Purple Twilight and Wild Plum plus Gold Mixative. I had this panel left over from another project and thought it might be perfect for today’s sketch. The bold colors with the gold really do all the work. I had made a larger panel to start. With a rectangle die, I cut out a part of the panel and then used another section for the sentiment, the Thanks SugarCut die from SugarPea Designs.

I wanted the sentiment to jump out a bit more, so I smooshed on some Versamark and added clear embossing powder to add some shine. I will say that this is one of those cards that is much prettier in person! To keep with the sketch, I added sequins in the proper placement choosing gold to accent the gold in the panel.

I hope you enjoy this card today and all the inspiration from the team at FMS! Come over and join the fun! Back on Friday with a new card.

Vintage Branches for SugarPea Designs

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A couple of weeks ago, during Sweet Peek Week, I shared a card showing the SugarCut – Botanical Branches from SugarPea Designs. It was a card that came together quickly with the help of these beautiful dies plus a new word die and stencil. I was inspired to use exactly the same layout to create a totally different card and I hope you like this concept.

It started when I first saw the Splash of Color Stamp Set. While my first use of it was bold and clean, I immediately thought that it could be used for vintage style cards too. So that is what I made. I started with brushing Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto Distress White Heavyweight Card Stock. Next I added some of the new Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide to finish the foundation. I partially inked up the Handwritten Letter Stamp Set with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped it onto the based. Next up, Spash of Color! I chose one of the splatters and added it by partially inking with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. I liked it but thought it needed just a little more so I added a bit more of the splatter inked with Versamark and embossed with copper embossing powder.

Next, I inked some more of the paper with the same ink combination and used the SugarCut Botanical Branches and the SugarCut Thanks Word to cut my elements. Once I had them cut, I added a bit more ink in places and then touched on some Versamark for more copper embossing. On the vellum shadow for the sentiment I sponged Vintage Photo on the back side to make it not so bright. I placed a few sequins exactly the way I had on my original card to finish.

I hope this inspires you to use your own creations as inspiration to try something new. Vintage is not my normal style but having the basics already designed, it left me room to play outside the box. Thanks so much for stopping in today! Have a sweet day!

Cottontail Cuties for SugarPea Designs

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I hope your week is going well so far! I am bringing you a bit of March inspiration for the SugarPea Designs blog today.

All the sweet clover from Cottontail Cuties was perfect for a fun March card, don’t you think?! I stamped all the images in Momento black ink and then colored with Copic markers. I love all the choices for creating a scene and had fun putting these together. I mean, honestly, who can resist a bunny with a four leaf clover?

I debated using a grass stencil but instead opted to create a Distress Oxide background. These are fun to do and an easy option to add color and texture. I love how the images pop against it. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set and could easily be replaced with the Good Luck in the set. I cut it out with the SugarCut – Sentiment Strips after stamping it on a scrap of the inked card stock.

Thanks so much for stopping in today. As I mentioned last week, this is pretty much the last of my posts for a bit. I will be back in just over a week for another share. Until then, stay safe and know how grateful I am for you all.

Sending You Love with Freshly Made Sketches and SugarPea Designs

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Happy Wednesday! I am excited to be back today to share a card made for two challenges. I combined this week’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch with the inspiration from the SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #75. I love the sketch designed by the lovely Jen Brum and it opened up some fun opportunities to play with new products.

I started it all by inking up Bristol card stock with Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple Distress Ink. I used my new Block Alphabet SugarCut Dies to cut the word LOVE. I added a few hearts from different SugarCut sets (Piece of Cake and Vintage Telephone) on the same run through.

I created a perfect framing layer using two new SugarCut basics. The Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Scalloped Rectangles work together perfectly. I added to the sentiment using a sentiment from Flurry of Warm Wishes and then cut it with the Sentiment Strips SugarCut dies. To add a bit more texture, I used the new Cute Heart Stencil for embossing the base.

Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope you will play along with both of these challenges this week. A reminder that the Mix It Up challenge has a chance to win. See you again Friday!

Sending You Joy for SugarPea Designs

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I’m up on the SugarPea Designs blog today with a Design Team Feature project. It is time for me to start getting serious about holiday cards and that was my inspiration for today’s project.

I decided to combine a variety of snow themed products for this card. Starting with using the Falling Snow Stencil as an embossing folder, I ran it through my Gemini Jr adding texture to white card stock.

Then I left the stencil in place and brushed on Distress Ink in a ombré set of blue colors. While I was at it, I inked up some more white paper to use with die cuts. The SugarCut – Snowflake Tag and the SugarCut – Joy Word were cut on this sheet. And then I stamped the “Sending you” from the Flurry of Warm Wishes Stamp Set on the same sheet to finish the sentiment.

Hop over to the blog to see daily inspiration or visit the shop to find all these products. Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!

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