Friday, April 21, 2017

SugarPea Designs & Sweet Petunia Blog Hop

Hi peeps, welcome to SugarPea Designs & Sweet Petunia blog hop. It is one fun hop and I am glad you can join us. If you've been following the hop order, you should arrive here from Amy Lantz Rohl blog.

To be honest, I was slightly behind to jump in on the Misti wagon. Then, one of my card making friend came over for a crafty weekend and she's like look, you have to have this! Well, she convinced me to get it and boy, it sure made a whole world of difference. I am glad I listed to her. Thanks, Trinh!

Now, without further delay, here's my card using SugarPea Designs This Little Piggy and Special Delivery set.

I start by cutting a panel and then using the mini Misti and Misti Creative Corner, I lined up the envelopes that I want to use for the background. To start I went ahead and stamped both at the same time.

Use the corner of the grids to guide the ruler placement.

Once I have my base, I repeated the process, but since, the envelopes are different sizes, I want to place them accordingly to create the background pattern. During this process, I realized I  need the original size so I can move my panel more freely. Yep, am ordering one and it's on the way. :)

Again, for perfect line up, I use the grids as guidance.

I simply repeating the process till I filled out the panel. The I trim the bottom part as I want the color of the card base to show. I adhere the card panel and then stamped the envelope on the card base using versamark, so  the envelope pattern continue without being too busy.

Once that done, I simply stamped, color, die-cut and adhere the flying piggy with pop dots and adhere the sentiment. Having the Misti sure helped me in lining up the envelopes faster and I finished this card in a pretty short time.

Now, how about some giveaway? SugarPea Designs is giving away (2) $25 gift certificates and MISTI is giving away a Misti (winner's choice of original or mini). All you  need to do is leave a comment on each blog.

MISTI Winners will be announced on this page of the My Sweet Petunia blog on April 28th and Sugar Pea Winners of (2) $25 gift certificates will be on the Sugar Pea Blog on the 28th. Good luck!!

I hope you enjoy today's hop and find lots of inspiration. Your next stop is Ceal Pritchett blog. Thank you for stopping by here and in case you get lost, here's a complete list of the hop participant. Cheers.....

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Altenew Celebrate Parents Card Drive Blog Hop & Giveaway

** For my SugarPea Designs post please scroll down or click HERE **

Hi peeps and welcome to Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop & Giveaway. If you've been following the hop order, you should arrive here from Svitlana Shayevich blog.

Celebrating Parents Card Drive goal is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. As you may or may not know, I have run Caring Hearts Card Drive for years and brightening the lives of the people that lives in nursing homes is something that's close to my heart. Celebrating Parents is just  like Caring Hearts, but we send the cards for Mother's and Father's Day. Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards.

Now, for today's post, I have made 2 cards. Here's my 1st card using Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle.

My husband is the inspiration for this card. He's a home builder, so all these tools totally reminds me of him. And, yes, he is also an amazing dad to our furry kids. :)

Next up is my 2nd card using the beautiful Best Mom set.

This set is such a gorgeous set & I love practicing  my watercolor on it.

Special Offer:
35% Off Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle
30% Off Best Dad Die Set
25% Off Best Dad Stamp Set
Offer valid from April 19th through April 22nd at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed.

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on May 2nd, 2017.

Also, from my blog, I am giving away a $30 gift certificate to our store. I will announce the winner on my blog on May 1st, 2017. From here, please hop on over to Therese Calvird blog. In case you're missing any link, here's a complete list of the hop participants.

Chunky Monkey Celebrate

Hi peeps. How's thing going? Am popping in to share this card I made for the current SugarPea Designs Challenge # 30.

At first, I was going to make my cards based on the colors inspiration only. But then, as I die cut the sentiment and start to laying them down, I realized I could actually fit the sketch idea as well. Instead of the circle, I used the monkey to replace it and the sentiment represent the row of stripes.

I am so  happy the way this card turned out. I just love the rainbow watercolor gradient on the sentiment.  I hope you will play along. You still have plenty of time to enter HERE.

Well, that's all for now, be back in a few hours for another post. :)

Friday, April 14, 2017

SugarPea Designs Sweet Release Day 5

Hi peeps and welcome to day 5 of SugarPea Designs spring release. Today we are introducing our last sets for this release, the sweet Breakfast In Bed set & SugarCut Breakfast In Bed set.

And, introducing this fantastic Watt's Up!, which is our FREE Sweet Incentive Stamp set. When you placed an order of $60 or more during the promotion period of April 14 - May 12 you will get this set for free. 

Now, without further delay, here's my cards using today's sets. The 1st one is perfect for pampering mom, right? That tray dies is really awesome!! I just love it. I simply added a little shading to create more depth. Then for the word mom, I also added a little shading to create gradient look.

For my second card, I am showcasing the Watt's Up set. I just dig this look.

Here's a look at today's sets:

From here please stop by SugarPea Designs Blog to enter the giveaway as well as to see complete list of the DT blogs. You get extra entry for the giveaway with each comment you leave on the DT blog. 

I hope you enjoy our spring release as much as we do. Everything you see throughout the week is available for purchase at the store starting today. Have fun shopping!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

** For SugarPea Designs release please scroll down**

Hi peeps and welcome to Altenew 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop! We are on day 3 of the anniversary celebration. I am so excited to be part of this celebration since I am a big fan of Altenew from their first release three years ago. If you are following the hop, you should come here from Eunyoung Lee blog.

Originally, I was going to just make 1 card, but once I start, I ended up with 2 cards. For my 1st card, I used Beautiful Day set. I heat embossed the flowers and then color them with ZIG Kuretake Watercolor Brush. For each flowers I used 2 colors to create the color blend.

Here's a close up look of the flowers. To each flower I added white dots just for fun. :)

Once the first card get going, my mojo went in full gear and I made this 2nd card using Best Mom and Magnolias For Her. I used the same technique as my 1st card. I colored the flowers first in 1 color and before they completely dry, add the second color and gently blend them.

For the sentiment, I used Bold Alphabet Die set and die cut the "xo". I was debating for a long time whether I should get this dies set and decided to get it  because they're also great for scrapbooking. I do still dabble in scrapbooking and make pages whenever I could. Here's a close up look of the magnolia. I just love this flower & the way the coloring turned out!!

Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 15 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by here. From here please hop on over to Stephanie Klauck.

In case you miss day 1 and day 2, you can start your hop for day 1 HERE and for day 2 HERE. And, here's a complete list of today's hop participants:

SugarPea Designs Sweet Release Day 4

Day 4 of SugarPea Designs spring release. Only 1 more day to release day! Are you getting excited and have you shopping list ready?

For today we are introducing squeal worthy set, This Little Piggy with it's matching SugarCut. For my card, I am keeping it simple as I think these 2 piggies deserve all the attention.

This set is sow cute, right?? You see what I did there? Yep, pun intended.Look at the smile on those chubby face! So darn adorable. Hah... I always fall for cute critter set.

Here's a look at the set.

Make sure you stop by SugarPea Designs blog and leave a comment here and on the blog to enter our giveaway. Then come back tomorrow for our final sneak peek. Hope you love what you see so far! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SugarPea Designs Sweet Release Day 3

Hi peeps and welcome to day 3 of SPD sweet release. Today we are introducing several sets that would be great to honor teachers.

Let's get on with it, right away, shall we? I actually made 2 cards for today. For my 1st card I used the new Class ActSugarCut Class Act, and Sweet Sentiments Teacher.

How sweet is this set? I especially love the font used for the word "teacher". It has this cool sketch look to it. I am giving this card to my cousin who I know could use this for her boys teacher.

For my 2nd card I used SugarCut SchoolScapeSugarCut Teacher.

With SPD release this month, I think they really calling out my inner clean & simple style. :) Here's a look at all the sets being introduced today.

That's all from me today peeps. Please stop by SugarPea Designs blog for more inspiration as well as for details to enter today's giveaway. Swing by again tomorrow for more new products. Cheers...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SugarPea Design Sweet Release day 2

Hi Everyone, and welcome to to Day 2 of Sweet Peeks for our Spring Collection!

We hope you’ll join us throughout this week as we share Sweet Peeks for the 17 NEW products that will be available for purchase starting this Friday, April 14th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.

Today, We’re introducing THREE new products. Terrific Ties stamp, SugarCut Terrific Ties and SugarCut Dad Words.
**Please note that links to our store for these new products will not go LIVE until 6PM EST on April 14th.**

For my card today, I used the row of diamond to create this soft rainbow background. To be honest, ever since my dad passed away, I have a hard time to create Father's Day card, so instead I am showing you how to use this set to create every day card. :)

The sentiment is from Flowers For Mother set that was introduced yesterday and the monkey is from Chunky Monkey set from previous release.

Now, here's a look at the 3 sets being introduced today.

How would you like to win the Terrific Ties set? To enter our giveaway, make sure you stop by SugarPea Designs blog and leave a comment there (where you will also find the complete list of the DT blog). For each comment you leave on the DT blog you have another chance to win this set. 

That's all from me today, come back tomorrow for more new products. See you then.

Monday, April 10, 2017

SugarPea Design Sweet Release day 1

Hi peeps and welcome to SugarPea Designs 2017 Spring Release. We have lots of fun & cute products to share throughout the week. For day 1 we are introducing Flowers For Mom, SugarCut Flowers For Mom, SugarCut Mom Words and Sugar & Spice Paper Pad.

I used one of the patterned paper from Sugar & Spice paper pad and combine it with the stamp from Flowers For Mom set. The images I used here is my favorite from the set. They're simply gorgeous.

Here's a look at the sets we're introducing today.

Would you like to win the Flowers For Mom stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on today SugarPea Designs Blog post telling us something special about your mom. It’s THAT easy! 

While there you'll see complete list of the DT blog and  make sure you stop by each of the DT member blog for an extra chance to win the giveaway. You have all week to comment! Winners during our Spring Product Release will be announced on Monday, April 17th. Thank you all so much for stopping by here.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stamping For Autism Awareness

Hi peeps! Happy Saturday and welcome to Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop. 

I am thrilled and honored to be here today, to be joining this special hop organized by my dear friends Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day! 

I am doing this hop in honor of my mom who used to volunteer her time at school for autistic children and for my foster brother who dedicated his life teaching at autism center. 

Without further delay, here's my card which kind of inspired by the rainbow badge.

I used the fox from Altenew Hug Me stamp set and colors the balloons blue as my way to represent Light It Up Blue. I hope this card would bring smile to whomever received it.  If most blog hop have prize, this time we don't offer any prizes. Our goal is really to focus and bring more awareness to autism, for greater understanding and acceptance.

There are quite a few of us who join this special hop, and I hope you will join us and hop along. Thank you for stopping by here and may your weekend be a fabulous one!

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Ton Spring Release Blog Hop

Hi peeps and welcome to The Ton's 2017 Spring Release Blog Hop. Party time! Hopefully you're arriving here from the super talented Kay Miller. She's one of my favorite card maker and other fun tidbits, she's also another pug mom! So, yep, I love her. ;)

The Ton has 18 new stamps, 13 dies and 14 Couture Mixes for their new Spring 2017 Release which includes up to three free gifts with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now! Yay... shopping time. Hah!

Without further delay, let's get on with the cards, shall we? First up, let's start with a bright, cheerful card. Here's my Hello Sunshine shaker card.

Supplies: Fresh Cut Sunflowers, Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coord Outlines,
Double Stitched Circle Dies, Belle's Dress Couture Mix

The Belle's Dress Couture Mix is the perfect compliment for the sunflower and I just love that this card just scream cheerfulness and sunshine to the max. Here's a closer look of the shaker & the flower.

From yellow, let's jump to my favorite color, blue!! This Wishful Wildflower is one of my favorite and I chose to color it blue because it reminded me of the flowers that I used to see at our vacation spot when we were kids. Have no idea what the flower name was, I just remember them as blue flowers. :)

Supplies: Wishful Wildflower, Modern Labels,
Rock The Boat Blue Sequins

Sigh... I sure love blue. LOL, when I buy shirt for hubby, I seriously have to make conscious effort not to keep buying blue shirt. Here's a close up look of the flowers.

Too much brightness? Okay, my last card is definitely more subtle. Sometime, I just go with unusual color combo. 

Supplies: Dearest PeonyBellini Sequins

Five $25 gift certificates to The Ton's shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

Now, from here your next stop is another color master, Stephanie Klauck. She has amazing coloring skill. I often have my jaw dropped to the floor whenever I see her coloring work.

Well, that's all from me today. I hope you enjoy the hop and all the fun projects. In case you miss any link, here's the complete link of all the hop participants.
  1. The Ton
  2. Brenda Noelke
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Lisa Harrolle
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Miriam Prantner
  7. Janette Kausen
  8. Justine Hovey
  9. Laura Jane Head
  10. Amy Kolling
  11. Tae Eun Yoo
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Eunji Jung
  14. Isha Gupta
  15. Jenny Yamasaki
  16. Kay Miller
  17. Vera Yates < -- you are here
  18. Stephanie Klauck
  19. Emily Midgett
  20. Taheerah Atchia
  21. Mayline Jung
  22. Laura Sterckx
  23. Laurel Beard

Glimmering Buttercups

 Hi there. As fans of hot foiling, I am excited that I get to play with the new Spellbinders Glimmering Buttercup Glimmer Plate & Stenci...