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SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week – Day 3

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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: Salty Seagulls Stamp Set, SugarCut – Salty Seagulls and the Sunburst Stencil.

I must say that I laughed so hard when I saw this set. I mean, the seagulls are genius! And the sentiments are hilarious. Using this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge by the lovely Cécile. I stamped the birds, the post and the fries and then colored with Copic Markers.

I chose an ombré piece of patterned paper for my background. I thought the soft blue gray was perfect for the sketch. Around my house I often tell the boys they are “salty dogs” when the teenage attitude shows up. In truth, they are such good boys so I think this will end up as a just because card for one of them.

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
Jennifer Timko <<—- You Are Here
Tatiana Trafimovich
Tricia Barber
Vera Yates

Thanks for joining me today. See you tomorrow for the last day of reveals!

Freshly Made Sketches #491

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We have a fabulous new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches from the lovely Kim Singdahlsen. I love the bold panels and all the opportunities to create!

I started with this gorgeous print from the Team Tie Dye Paper Pack by Honey Bee Stamps. The coloring fit the sketch perfectly! While I could have just added a sentiment, I thought it might be nice to add a little more interest. So I pulled out the pretty new Wildflowers Stamp Set and added some of the stems and leaves, and of course bees! The My Favorite Flower Stamp Set had the perfect sentiment. I added a few Funfetti Gems to finish this pretty one layer card.

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you enjoy this inspiration and will hop over to join the FMS team this week. See you soon!

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.

Freshly Made Sketches #485

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Today is another wonderful Wednesday at Freshly Made Sketches! Our amazing Judy Rozema is the sketch designer and this is a classic you are sure to enjoy using.

I’m going to confess that I was a bit pressed for time on this so I kept it pretty straight to sketch. I went with products from Honey Bee Stamps because, well, that was what was on my desk. I had this scrap left from my print in the Team Tie Dye paper pad and added a flag cut to the end. Then, using the smaller of the two stencils, I texture embossed using the Layering Balloons stencil.

Bitty Buzzwords came to the rescue for the sentiment. I cut the “birthday” word from black card stock and some vellum and then added the stamped word from the coordinating stamp set. I thought it needed a little something extra so I put the banner on the angle a little and added a clip from my stash.

Thanks for dropping in today! Hope you have a great week and I’ll see you tomorrow for a project I created for SugarPea Designs.

Freshly Made Sketches #481

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I have another great Freshly Made Sketches challenge to share with you today. Our lovely Cécile is the sketch designer this week and I think you’ll agree that this one is simply wonderful!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought flowers and these little gems from The Greetery’s Hoop Wreath worked perfectly. I inked them with Altenew inks in Pink Diamond and Rubellite and added a sentiment from the same stamp set. I inked the base of the card with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for a bit more pop.

I hope you will have some crafty time this week and come on over to join us! Thanks so much for stopping in today.

Freshly Made Sketches #478

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Super quick post for today to share the latest from Freshly Made Sketches and SugarPea Designs. I am the sketch designer for FMS this week and I, um, conveniently “aligned” the sketch with the one for SPD. Yeah, I know…but I opted for smarter not harder.

I kept this super clean and just focused on the soft colors from the SugarPea Mix It Up inspiration. I cut the flowers and leaves with the Open Book dies and then colored them with watercolors. I chose a soft gray base to keep with the palette.

I chose some pretty papers from a Honey Bee Stamps Paper Pack for the pink and yellow and then added a few pink pearls from my stash.

I’ll be back on Friday for a project for Honey Bee Stamps. Until then, back out later today to finish my sign off on my upgrade. Thanks for stopping in today! See you soon.

Freshly Made Sketches #474

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Hi everyone! A quick update before I get to my card for today. Starting tomorrow, I will be going to training at United Airlines for about 3 weeks. I’ll have a picture at the bottom of the post (gasp…yeah, I know, I never share pictures of me here). The short answer is that I’ll be going to the Captain seat of the Airbus 319/320. So I’ve been working ahead on DT cards and other projects. Even with that, I’ll be pulled back here and will probably miss a couple of FMS weeks. Hope the team doesn’t fire me! *smile* That said, I will have cards coming late tomorrow for Gina K Designs and also on Friday for Honey Bee Stamps so stay tuned.

Now for our scheduled programming! The sketch this week for Freshly Made Sketches from the wonderful Judy Rozema lends itself to lots of interpretations. I pulled out some favorite things from SugarPea Designs.

I started with Meadow Motifs, because it is a great place to start. I stamped this sweet flower and did a quick watercolor with Daniel Smith paints. I cut it out with the coordinating dies. Using one of the stitched squares from the Card Front Element Builder III dies seemed like a good choice for the sketch and then I decided to pull out some ribbon.

I haven’t played with a shabby bow in quite a while and I thought it was a nice fit the flower and colors. I do love them! I added a few confetti elements and then put the entire layer on an Eggplant base (Concord and 9th).

Now back to the beginning. In January, I went to a Captain leadership training class in Denver. It was a top-notch event which culminated with us getting our Captain wings from the Executive Chairman, Oscar Munoz.

Thanks for stopping in today. The Gina K Designs release goes live at 7p Central Time tomorrow so I’ll share at that time and then again a card for Friday. Until then, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Freshly Made Sketches #473

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Hi everyone! Busy week for posts this week but I am thrilled to share today’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Our wonderful Amy O’Neill has a sketch that will open up all kinds of creative opportunities!

I knew immediately that I wanted a “border” style image and then I came across this Shake Your Tail Feathers stamp from Picket Fence Studios! PERFECT! Using my Misti, I stamped it on a card base and again on another panel. On the top panel, I just colored with Copic Markers and played with shading on my greens and teals. Such fun! I cut the panel down and then chose a sentiment for the crossing panel from the same set.

I hope you enjoy this take on the spotlight technique and will have some creative time to join us this week. I’ll be back on Friday for a new project for Honey Bee Stamps (and a hop!). See you soon!

Hello for SPD Mix 76 and FMS

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I have another “combo” card for you today using the new February SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge and this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I used the inspiration and colors from SPD Mix along with the fab sketch by our awesome Narelle Farrugia.

It didn’t take me but a glance at the inspiration to know that I needed to pull out the Beautiful Books Stamp Set and Dies. After stamping and cutting, I started playing with the layout a bit. I realized that I needed a die cut sentiment so the Card Front Element Builder III dies have this great “hello” that seemed just right.

Then it hit me that the strips from the same die set would be perfect for the sketch. Not that I can’t cut a rectangle but something about the perfection of a die cut makes it simpler. All I had left to do was attach everything to a kraft base. I love it when it works out that way!

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope you have fun playing along with these challenges too. Remember the SPD Mix has a chance to win! Back on Friday. Until then, have a great week.

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!

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