Friday, March 8, 2019

SugarPea Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop



Hi all and welcome to SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat blog hop. By now, hopefully many of you have our latest release in your hot little hands. And, the SugarPea designers have geared up to inspire you with even more creative possibilities featuring new products!

For me, I can't help but choose to show more inspiration using my favorite, the Egg Cut Away Window. I just love, love, love the delicate look of this dies.



It's been a while since I made s shaker card. So, I thought why not make a pretty shaker card. I went with my usual soft colors. The sentiment is from Sending Sentiments set. Isn't this card just screaming spring to you? Yes, I am ready for spring! How about you?




Now, how would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own? Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win! The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 16 on SugarPea blog.

Thank you all for stopping by here and have fun hopping! Have a fabulous Friday!

Vera Yates <-- you are here

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Full Bloom Release

Hi peeps. I am popping in to share a set of trio that I made for Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom release. I get to play with Dog & Cat Dress Up set and as animal lover  this is totally right up my alley. :)

I decided to make a trio of mini cards and am super happy with the way these cards turned out.



For the background I started by blending in some distress oxide ink and then trim and emboss it with We R Memory Keepers embossing folders. I am a bit obsess with this embossing folder at the moment. If you see my cards on Instagram, you see I use them quite a bit lately.




Once the background done, I stamp, color and fussy cut them all and adhere to the panel. Sentiment is from SSS Tiny Words.



Now, this one below somehow make me think of my pug. Although, the tail need to be more curly to be a pug. Hah!



All the sets from this release is now available in store at Simon Says Stamp. I, myself is very curious and excited to see all the sets! Well peeps, that's all from me today. I'll be back on Friday for SugarPea Sweet 2 repeat blog hop. See you then. Cheers... :)


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Ton Washi Tape Release



Hi peeps!! The Ton is celebrating their first washi tape release with two new washi tapes! This is a small release but it's one that's close to Effie's heart because the designs are based off of her actual watercolor work.

I can tell you that I actually gasp when I first got them. They're so pretty with the rose gold foiling on some of the leaves. I am not kidding, I love it so much that I actually made these 2 cards the very same day I received the tapes. Let's just say I've been waiting to share these cards.

For both cards, I used the Pink Peonies washi tape.





For the 1st card, I started by stamping the Mini Heart Cling Background directly on my card base with Versarmark ink as I want to keep the background subtle. Next, I cover a panel of cardstock with Pink Peony washi tape and then die cut it with Monarch Pop Up Butterfly dies.

This dies is meant to create pop up butterflies for the inside of the card, but with a little trimming & adjustment you can easily use it for the front of the card. Basically, this card will need to be mailed in square envelope to keep the wings safe. :) Finished by stamping sentiment from Toned Squares set.

Next one is a simple & quick one. Well, both of them are actually pretty quick cards.




For this one, I adhere the washi tape to a panel of cardstock and trim it out at an angle. Then die cut the sentiment using Love & Hugs Word Plate Dies from white cardstock (3 times) and from foil cardstock. Adhere panel to the card base and layered the words so it pop out a bit. Finished by adding a strip of matching foil.




There are some free gifts with purchase promotions ongoing. Head over to The Ton Stamps' blog for more details.

Also, The Ton is currently have a 30% off non new release stamps and dies sale. The code is "BYEFEB30". You btter take advantage of this sale as they're only last for a limited time.

GIVEAWAYS: Win one of The Ton's new washi tapes! To enter, leave a comment on each blog. Effie will choose three winners and announce the winners on The Ton's blog by March 9. The comment period for this giveaway will close on March 8 at 7pm EST. 

Thank you all for joining us for our first ever washi tape release!

The Ton
Olga Matyushevskaya
Anna Kutsenko
Amy Kolling
Mayline Jung
Ilina Crouse
Vera Yates <-- you are here
Laurel Beard
Tae Eun Yoo
Kymona Tracey
Brenda Noelke
Janette Kausen
Svitlana Shayevich
Amy Tsuruta
Lisa Harolle
Laura Jane
Jana Millen
Kira Ness
Heba Alsibai

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Tiny Terrarium

This past weekend, I get together with my girls for another crafting weekend. We do our best to do this once a month. Slowly our circle continue to grow as we find more local card makers. I joke that we should totally hosting a Texas Craft Retreat in Houston considering it really not that far from Austin & Dallas.

Not sure yet if it ever come true, though I really love the idea.

Anyway, during the get together I get to stamp & color some stuff. Right now, I am loving Waffle Flower Tiny Terrarium set. I mean, I  LOVE, LOVE this set. Nope, I don't get paid to say this. I just seriously love this set. Maybe because I always love bunny & I also love terrarium?




And, I love that I get to make this card just for fun! No DT assignment, no challenge. Nothing. Creating just for creating sake! 
  



How about you? Do you feel liberated, excited when you get to to create just for fun? I actually made several cards just for fun. I'll be sharing them here soon. BTW, I do post more cards on my Instagram. So, in case you haven't follow me on Instagram, I'd love for you to do so. You can find me HERE.

That's all for today. Happy Monday, y'all!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Sweet Peek Day 5



Hi peeps! Welcome to the final day of SugarPea Designs release week. Everything you've seen this week will be available for in the store this afternoon!

Without further delay here's the last but not least sneak peek of Keep This Forever & Enjoy Tag Set.




I keep my card designs clean & simple. I mixed it up with the Fabulous set from previous release. 

Would you like to in Keep This Forever set? Simply leave a comment here and on SugarPea Designs blog. The SPD team has create some fun & fab samples using these sets. Below is the compete list of the blog. Leave a comment along the way for more chance to win the giveaway.

Well peeps, that's all from me today. Happy Friday!!

Amy Kolling

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sweet Peek Day 4



Hi peeps!! Welcome to day 4 of Sugarpea Designs release week.

I am so excited for today's sneak peek as it is one of my favorite from this release. Introducing Egg Cut Away, Easter Wishes & Easter Word.




How gorgeous is this die cut egg? So pretty, right? I just love it's soft, delicate look.

For my card, I start by inking up the card base with various distress oxide ink. Then, die cut the egg on a piece of cardstock panel and adhere the panel directly on top of the inked card base. Then I die cut the Easter word three times, layer it up and color the top layer with Copic markers to create the soft gradient look.

Adhere the Easter word to the card. Next, I stamp the word blessings on a strip of cardstock. Color it, add to the card & finish by adding some sequins.

Well peeps, you know the drill. As always, there's giveaway with each sneak peek. Simply leave a comment here and on SugarPea Designs blog as well. Winners will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 on SugarPea blog. Below is the list of my teammates blog. Check them out & come back tomorrow for  the final sets from this release. Happy Thursday!!

Amy Kolling

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sweet Peek Day 3



We're half way there peeps with the SugarPea Designs release. I'm happy to see that so many of you love the Greatest Hits and Musical cover plate. 

Let's continue with the sweet peek, shall we? Today, we're introducing Tutti Fruiti set.




I have to admit that besides people stamp, I find fruit stamps challenging. There's just something about fruit that for me too serious. Hah!! Yes, people I struggle with serious looking stamp.

So, what one do to overcome this challenge? Well, make it less serious! Yep, I decided to make my pears cute by adding smiley face. Luckily, I remember that SugarPea Knit Wit set has this cute face that I can definitely use to make my pears cute. For the girl pear, I simply draw some lashes. Also added some shadows to my pear to make them look more detailed.

For the background I used the Circular stencil and inked it up with various distress oxide ink. This is  a mini card, measured at 3 x 4.5".

How would you like to win this Tutty Fruity set? Simply leave a comment on Sugarpea Designs blog and here as well as my teammates blog to increase your chance. That's all for me today and see you tomorrow as I share more sweetness. Cheers....

Amy Kolling

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sweet Peek Day 2



Hi peeps, and welcome to Day 2 of SugarPea Designs Spring Product Release! Hope you enjoy our 1st day. SugarPea have 15 NEW products that will be available for purchase starting this Friday, February 15th at 6 PM EST in the SPD Store.

Let's continue with today's sweet peek. Today we're introducing Greatest Hits Stamp & Dies, Musical Coverplate & Concentric Circle stencil.

For my card, I used the first two items (I use the stencil for my card for tomorrow).




This is such a fun card to make. I started by inking the card base with various ink colors. Then I run the Musical coverplate on a panel of cardstock and adhere it to the card base. I just love the way the rainbow background peek through the musical opening.

Stamp the record and the sentiment. Stamp another sentiment on a strip of cardstock, trim & finish by adding the record player hand (hm... is that the right term? At this moment I just couldn't think the proper English word for it) and add some sequins.

Giveaway:
Would you like to win the Greatest Hits stamp set? Leave a comment below. You have till February 16th to comment! Winners will be announced on Sunday, February 17th.

The SugarPea team has work hard for this release. Please check out what the team has created & with each comment you leave on each blog you get extra chance for the giveaway. See you tomorrow for more sweet peek. Cheers....

Amy Kolling

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sweet Peek Day 1



Hi peeps! Happy Monday and welcome to SugarPea Designs release week. It's our 1st release in 2019 and we have line up some fab sets for this. 

For today we're introducing a couple fun sets, Elephant Parade & Balloon Numbers.




For my card, I started by die-cutting a panel using the scallop frame from previously release Card Front Element Builder. Then I mask the edges and color the background with distress oxide ink. Once that done, I adhere the panel to the card base with foal adhesive.

Next, I work on the elephant & the mice. Color them all with Copic. At first, I was going to do a parade, but then, I thought a trio of mice playing the trapeze would be another fun option. So, that's what I did. :)




And, the HB2U balloon, isn't that just co cute? I love it. 

Now, the SugarPea team has created many fun & fabulous project for these sets. Check out what my teammates have created and increase your chance on winning today's giveaway (we're giving away the Elephant Parade set). Thank you so much for stopping by here and tune in tomorrow as we're revealing more fab sets. See you tomorrow!

Amy Kolling

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