Monday, May 23, 2016

Graduation Weekend

Hi peeps! Happy Monday. Phew... This weekend sure flew by fast. On Friday, between work and all, we sneak out to see my niece receiving her honor awards. She graduated magna cum laude and received a few scholarships. This girl is proof that there's good teenager. She's talented (she used to sing for the Houston opera & in her school choir), smart, polite & most important, she's kind. Yep, we are so proud of her. Her parents really did a wonderful job in raising her.

Then on Saturday, my mom and I went to an event called Puppies for Breakfast which is a fundraising event for local rescues in Houston. We only took Eli with us, because it would be impossible for us to take all 3 dogs without going crazy. Afterward, hubby took Eli home while my mom & I went to the outlet for some retail therapy. Hah! That was a good day!

Sunday, we attended our niece graduation ceremony & party. I have to say it kind of did make me feel old. Our niece, Maddy really hold a special place in my heart, because she's the one who got all excited when hubby and I first dating & when we got engaged. Back then, she was all shy & definitely shorter than me. Can't say that anymore. She's no longer shy and way taller than me now. Here's a pic from her graduation party. And, I am sure glad that my mom is here to celebrate along with us.




Anyhoo... on to card. Last week, Purple Onion Designs released Stacey Yacula's Garden Blooms collection, which contains 34 new images within a total of 25 stamps/sets. And, until May 30th the entire collection can be purchased for $90.00 .

Here's my card featuring Oliver from the Garden Blooms collection.




I combined him with some stamps from previous releases. He's adorable, right with the snazzy hat on him?! 

Well peeps, that's all from me on this fine day. May your weeks starts off wonderfully. Cheers.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Stacey Yacula's Garden Blooms Collection



Hi peeps! I am excited to share the latest collection from Purple Onion Designs featuring Stacey Yacula's designs that are available in the store starting today. This cute collection is called Garden Blooms and the stamps are perfect for the warmer weather months. The adorable critters in this collection can really be used year round too. They are very versatile and the whole series can be used with past collections to create so many wonderful projects. Garden Blooms contains 34 new images within a total of 25 stamps/sets.

There is an introductory special set price for a limited time. The entire collection can be purchased for $90.00 until May 30th.

For my 1st card, I am using Elliot, Chip & Wild Flowers from Garden Bloom collection along with the new Celebrate sentiment.



Hah... as always, I love stacking my critters. Literally, if you go back and see my cards from when I first started blogging, you'll see me stacking the critters quite often. I just think they looks cute this way. ;)

Next... Petal the turtle! I loooveee turtle. In fact, I love it so much that I got myself a small tattoo of turtle when I was in Hawaii a few years back. My one and only tattoo. Well, I was thinking of getting a pug one someday, but so far hubby is convincing me the real pug is cuter.

Back to card, here's my triple turtle.



How cute is the smile on this turtle?? Come to think of it, I actually have a small stuff animal turtle that has a smile like this. Like I said, I love me some turtle.

Anyhooo...., I hope you enjoy my projects showcasing the Garden Blooms collection. All the stamps are available at Purple Onion Design Store starting today. Thank you for stopping by here. 

Oh yes... today, I am also up on The Ton blog. Check it out, will you. Cheers,

Friday, May 6, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

Hi peeps! Long time no see... Hah, yes, my blog doesn't see much action lately as I have my dear mom visiting all the way from Indonesia. Family comes first and spending quality time together with my mom an is important for me. So, blogging and card making will just have to take a back seat while I am enjoying having my mom here.


Anyhoo,  it’s time for SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop! We hope that by now many of you have our April Product Release in your hot little hands. And, we want to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring our newest and hottest products!

Stamp: Quackers, Whatever The Weather, Special Delivery
 Sugarcuts: Quackers, Whatever The Weather,
Chatterbox Journal Card

For my card, as I am sure many of you could guessed, I use the cute ducky. I mean, who could resist cheerful ducky, right? I am hoping anyone who get this card will totally grin ear to ear when they get this card. I finished with some sequins from Sea Spray Sparkly Shaker.                                  

Now, how would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs goodies? It's easy peasy, simply visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win! Thanks so much for joining us and good luck!



Vera Yates <--- you are here

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SPD Tuesday Inspiration

Last week started with me being under the weather and it ended in such high note. I went to a craft retreat from Thursday to Sunday and came home to having my mom visiting me all the way from Indonesia. The trip was good for my soul. To be among girls that gets you, that share your interest and simply fun to be with is priceless. Then, get to be with my mom again... that was simply an awesome week.

I am still recovering from not being well, followed with partying too hard (LOL, if you can consider crafting and chatting to the wee hours as partying hard, haha!!). My last night at the retreat, I stayed up all night long!! Seriously, no sleep AT ALL. Not because I want to, but I had a 6AM flight to catch. And, now I am paying for it.

Anyhoo.... today I have this cutie duck card as part of assignment for SugarPea Designs.




Check out SPD Blog for more fun inspiration from the SPD ducklings. Well, that's all from me today peeps. While my mom's here, my blogging mot likely will be spotty as I want to spend as much time with her as possible. But, I'll be popping in here and there. Enjoy your week.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Duckiessss....

Hi peeps. Sorry, I am feeling a bit under the weather and I completely spaced out on scheduling this post. Better late than never, right? Super short, though.

The SugarPea Designs team has created some fun project for your inspiration today. Here's my card featuring my favorite set the Quackers.



And, here's a close up of the card. Love that ducky booties! 




Check out what my team mates has created for today's inspiration HERE. That's all from me. Like I said, super short. ;)

Friday, April 15, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 5

Hi peeps! The day we have all been waiting for is finally here! Do you have your shopping list ready? Tonight at 6PM EST will be your chance to be one of the FIRST to get to play with all of the amazing paper crafting goodness that SugarPea Designs are offering up this month!!! But while we wait for those hours to tick by we have a little more to share with you today.

If you happened to have missed any of our Sweet Peek Week Introductions click here. Today, we're introducing Talk Is ChicChatterbox Sentiments, SugarCut - Chatterbox Journal Card!

Well, I am still obsessed with the duckies, so for my card today, I combined the duck with a sentiment from Talk Is Chic st. Now, how dapper is my ducky with its sweet bow tie (the bow tie is from previously released Hot Diggity Dog set)??




Place an order* of $60 or more (excluding discounts and shipping) and you will receive Talk Is Chic  FREE! Please note that this stamp set will not be available for purchase in the store until our next bi-monthly release in June! That’s right! You will receive a this FREE stamp set a full 2 months in advance of its release in the SugarPea Designs Store!

*This Sweet Incentive promotion begins tomorrow (11/15/16) at 6PM EST and will not be applied to any orders placed prior to this time. It is not necessary to add the Sweet Incentive promotional item to your cart or enter a coupon code, it will be automatically included on all qualifying orders! Click HERE for more details.

Would you like to win the Talk Is Chic stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment here and on SugarPea Designs Blog.
Our team has come up with amazing inspiration for you! So grab a cuppa and join us! Visit each of our designers blogs to leave a comment for another entry to win Talk Is Chic set! All winners during our Spring Product Release will be announced on SPD blog on Sunday, April 17th. So you still have a few more days to comment!

We’d love to hear what you think about the products that we have showcased today and what is on your shopping list!




Thursday, April 14, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 4

We're almost there! Day 4 of SugarPea Designs release week. Just one more day and you can get all the fun sets you've been seeing this week. 

Now, today set is my FAVORITE. And, you can guess why?! Because it's a super cute ducky set!! I have a soft spot for duckies. They're just too cute & makes me happy just looking at their smiley face. Here's my card featuring the Quackers set.




I made a card like a few years back and I just love coloring one of the duck in various happy colors. Who says you have to be like everyone else, right? LOL, this duck makes me think of myself when I highlighted part of my hair in blue or purple or pink.Just have fun with colors!




Here's a close up of the cutie pies. One that  makes me giggle every time, is the diving duck, with its butt sticking up! You can see it in the set preview below. You see what I mean. ;)

GIVEAWAY

Now, I know you would you like to win the Quackers stamp set, right? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SugarPea Designs blog telling us who or what QUACKS you up the most. It's that easy! You have all week to comment! Winners during our April Product Release will be announced on Sunday, April 24th.

The sweet peas has some amazing creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects. And while you're there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize. Come back tomorrow for the final sets reveal!



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 3

Hi peeps and we continue to day 3 of SugarPea Designs release week. Today set is fun & definitely on trend. Introducing Pineapple Paradise & coordinating SugarCuts die.




I love SugarPea open dies design as it allows me to stamp the image first and then cut the image using the dies perfectly. What do you think of the font on the Aloha sentiment? I think it's fun and would be perfect to use for my Hawaii vacation pages.


GIVEAWAY
Would you like to win the Pineapple Paradise stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SugarPea Designs blog telling us where you find your paradise! It's that easy! You have all week to comment! Winners during our April Product Release will be announced on Sunday, April 24th.

As you know, our team has some amazing creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects. And while you're there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize.





Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek 2

Hi peeps and welcome to day 2 of SugarPea Designs sweet peek week.Today, we're excited to be sharing two new products that are part of our SugarPlum Collection illustrated by our own, Chaitali Narla.

Introducing Funky Wreath - Spring Addition stamp and SugarCut die set. I used the mini blooms on this stamp set to create this sweet spring card.




I added some detail on the leaves using Copic marker. I just thought it would make it a bit more interesting. The sentiment is from Whatever The Weather set that we introduced yesterday. With our open dies, it definitely make it so much easier to line up the image & get that perfect cut.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the Funky Wreath - Spring Addition stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SugarPea Designs blog telling us what your favorite flower is! It's that easy! You have all week to comment! Winners during our April Product Release will be announced on Sunday, April 24th.

The team has created some fun projects using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects & be sure to leave a sweet comment for on each blog for an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize. You can find all the team links HERE.





Monday, April 11, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 1


Hi peeps and welcome to SugarPea Designs sweet release week. Today, we start with sharing three new products that are part of our Sweet Chic Collection illustrated by Simonne Clay. And, we're excited to share our 1st patterned paper collection. Introducing: Whatever The Weather Patterned Paper Collection, SugarPea exclusive heavyweight cardstock paper pads measure 4.25" x 5.50".

This pad was designed to make A2 card making quick and easy, but can be also used on any of your paper crafting projects. It has 20 sheet paper pads include 2 each of 10 different designs.

Here's my card using one of the patterned paper.




I simply cut a slit on one of the cloud, so I can tuck in the sun that was die cut from Whatever The Weather Sugar Cut set and then stamp the sentiment on a piece of cardstock. The rainbow stripes also from the paper pad collection.


GIVEAWAY
Would you like to win the Whatever The Weather stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment the SugarPea Designs blog telling us how you like to spend a rainy afternoon! It's THAT easy! You have all week to comment! Winners during our April Product Release will be announced on Sunday, April 24th.

The team has created some fun inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects & be sure to leave a sweet comment for an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize. You can find all the links HERE. Good luck!








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