Friday, August 28, 2020

SugarPea Designs New Release Day

 Hi peeps. Happy Friday. I am sooo ready for the weekend. How about you? And, guess what? All the products we've been showcasing for SugarPea Designs are available in store today. 

So, what's on your wish list? In case you need more inspiration, we're sharing even more projects today.


I just had to make another card using my favorite seta, SugarCut Open Book & Beautiful Books stamp set. If last time I went all soft, for today I decided to use bolder, brighter colors. I was inspired by my teammates, Tatiana. Her rainbow row of books HERE is simply fun and eye catching.

For my card, I used the rainbow row of books as background for the open pages. For the glass part of the glasses I used vellum and of course, you could always make any card a bit sweeter by adding a cute critter. Here, I added the squirrel from Hey Fall set.This card has 2 things that I love. Books & critters! 

On a perfect day, I love sitting outside reading and if I am lucky, I also get to watch the squirrel from our tree zooming on the fence and Abby one of our dog, would run along under. Hah... hubby think the squirrel is teasing Abby on purpose, because often after running on the fence it would jump to the tree and just stare at Abby. A challenge perhaps? Or just curious? Hah!

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to SugarPea 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 SugarPea blog: Monday, August 31st.

The design team has created fun and creative inspiration for you using the new products. Please visit each of my teammates’ 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!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 4

Hi all. Happy Thursday and welcome to day 4 of SugarPea Designs sweet peek week. Today's set is all about cozy corner of your house in my opinion.

Introducing Let's Stay Home. I can't help but base my card on my favorite chartreuse wide chair in my living room. It's a pop of color in our neutral color home and definitely my favorite find when we were furnishing the house.




I decided to do a window card using the new Card Front Elements 3. I die cut the windows first. Then stamped, colored and arranged the pieces behind the window. I decided to layered the plants so the front of the card is not too plain. I just make sure they aligned exactly. 

I die cut the sentiment from a black cardstock and watercolor it with metallic watercolor that my friend recently got me hooked into. Check out my Instagram (under wirianta) to see the short clip showing the pretty shimmer of the sentiment.




GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to SugarPea 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 SugarPea blog: Monday, August 31st.

The design team has some fun and creative inspiration for you using the products introduced today. Please visit each of my teammates’ 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!

I sure hope you have enjoyed the peeks. All the goodies you've seen throughout the week will be available in store tomorrow. Be back tomorrow with more project. See you then.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 3

 Hi peeps and welcome to day 3 of SugarPea Designs sweet peek week. For today, we are introducing the gorgeous Autumn Background and Autumn Blessings set.



I started by stamping and white heat embossing the background on a panel. Then I simply blended various distress oxide ink on top of it. Trim the panel and adhere it to the card base. Stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of circle vellum & adhere to card. It's pretty quick card, but I am happy with the way it turned out. :)
 

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to SugarPea 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 SugarPea blog: Monday, August 31st.

The design team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products introduced today. Please visit each of my teammates’ 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!

That's all for today peeps. Thank you for stopping by here and see you again tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 2

 Welcome to day 2 of SugarPea Designs sweet peek week. Today we have adorable & fun sets that's perfect for fall cards & more. Introducing Hey Fall, SugarCut Birch Forest & SugarCut Card Front Elements 3 (I didn't use this last one on my project today, but check out my card this coming Thursday).



I die cut the scallop panel using Card Front Element Builder. An oldie but goodie that I just love. The die cut Birch Forest from 2 cardstock and 1 patterned paper. I layered them together to create depth. Then, I stamped, color & die cut all the images and arranged them on the card.

I love that I can build all kind of scene with this Hey Fall set. By mixing and match it with other SPD sets, I can totally change the theme of the card. Am looking forward to do so for my future projects. :)


GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to SugarPea 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 SugarPea blog: Monday, August 31st.

The design team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products introduced today. Please visit each of my teammates’ 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!

Hope you enjoy today's peek. Thank you for stopping by here and see you again tomorrow.

Monday, August 24, 2020

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 1

Hi all and welcome to day 1 of SugarPea Designs sweet peek week. For this release we have quite a few beautiful & fun sets to share. I really hope you love them as much as I do.

For today, we are introducing my favorite set from this release SugarCut Open Book & Beautiful Books stamp set.



The coolest thing about this book die cut set is the layered pages. On my card, I only glued the spine part of the pages, so you can kind of flip or move the pages a bit. Little things that for me make this card fun. And, despite we're  heading to fall, I can't help going with my kind of colors. Spring color. :)



GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to SugarPea 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 SugarPea blog: Monday, August 31st.

The design team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products introduced today. Please visit each of my teammates’ 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!

Stay tune for more fun goodies. Thank you for stopping by here and may your week starts off wonderfully.

Amy Kolling
Jennifer Timko
Linda Van Wely
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Tatiana Trafimovich
Tricia Barber

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The Ton August 2020 Release Day 2

 Hi peeps and welcome to day 2 of The Ton fall release. For this release The Ton introducing 23 new stamps and coordinating dies. All the new products will be available to ship on 8/21 EXCEPT Grouped Grand and Holiday Bows and Modern Christmas Greetings, Winter Foliage and Leaves. These will begin shipping around 8/28.

I definitely feel inspired by this new release. With so much beautiful new sets, I can't help feeling creative. And, since I m recently got into shimmery, metallic watercolor, I added that to all my cards for today.

First up is this Christmas card I made using Poinsettia WishesBerry BitsPine Cones, and Berry Branches.




I stamped all the pieces using The Ton ink pads in Cali Blue, Azurite & Parisian Blue and die cut them using the coordinating dies for each set and then arranged them on the card. For the sentiment I used the word merry from Script Word Dies Bundle. Just like yesterday's card, this card has gorgeous shimmer. Make sure you check out my Instagram (wirianta) to see the card in action.

Now, on to the next card. Yay for getting head starts on my Christmas card stash. For this one, I used Poinsettia WishesBerry Bits, and Easy Expressions Holiday.




For the background, I used one of the layer from Diamond Plaid Layering Coverplate dies that was just released recently. Then I stamped the Poinsettia using The Ton Lofty Mint, Bright Emerald & Hot Tourmaline, leaves (stamped with Soft Garden & Bright Fern) & berry leaves. Die cut with the coordinating Poinsettia Wishes dies & Berry Bits dies. Adhere all to the card and finished by stamping (ink color: Caviar & Bright Fern) & die cutting the sentiment from Easy Expressions Holiday. I added metallic watercolor to the Poinsettia and added glittery enamel drop to the center of the flower.

Finally, my last card. I decided to combine the Berry Bits with Regal Rose set. And sentiment from Wildflower Bits set.



I stamped the rose with Lemon Drop, Beach Blondie & Amber Citrine. The leaves were stamped with Soft Garden & Bright Fern and the berries with Coralline & Coral Cavern. I realized I don't use yellow that often and I have to say, I actually surprise at how much I love the way this card turned out.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy all sneak peek of the new products. Check out what my teammates has created for this release for more inspiration. Thank you all for stopping by here. Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The Ton August 2020 Release Day 1

Hi all! Welcome to day 1 of The Ton August/Fall release. The Ton have lots of fun & beautiful sets for this release & I am excited to share it. All products will be available to ship on 8/21 EXCEPT Grouped Grand and Holiday Bows and Modern Christmas Greetings, Winter Foliage and Leaves. These will begin shipping around 8/28.

Without further delay, let's get on with the cards, shall we? For my 1st card, I am showcasing the gorgeous Fall Bouquet set.




This set is so beautiful in my opinion, that you can just let it shine without coloring it. I simply stamped it with The Ton Caviar ink. However, I did make the sentiment in color to make it pop. The letters were die cut using Modern Alphas Coverplate dies. Once I adhere them to the card, I added the other sentiment.

On to the next card, where I am showcasing the elegant Regal Rose set.




For the background I used one of the layer from Diamond Plaid Layering Coverplate dies. I didn't remove any of the area. I just glued the whole piece for subtle background. Next, I simply stamped the rose in Vanilla FrostedPeach Blossom & Coralline and die cut it using its matching dies. The sentiment was die cut from Script Word Dies Bundle that was released recently & already available for shipping.

Now, I jinx myself here. I was asking my friend to bring her color shifting watercolor & she warned me that I can't blame her if I ended up getting hooked. I was confidently saying nope, I won't get hooked. Hah... I was totally wrong. I tried it and oh my goodness, my card is shimmering with beauty. Seriously, the picture didn't do it justice. Check out my Instagram (wirianta) so you can see the video as I moved the card around to show the pretty shimmer. The word hugs is a gorgeous green shimmer!!

Last, but not least for today, I made this card using Rose Labels set.




I started by stamping the sentiment in Dark Roast using Fill It In Holiday set as I wanted to make sure I have space for the sentiment, so I did it backward. Usually I do the sentiment last. Then I stamped the roses in Soft Amethyst, Iris Blooms & Violet Fringe & die cut them. For extra pop of colors. I inserted the little flowers from Wildflower Bits that I stamped with Lemon Drop & Amber Citrine.

Well peeps, that's all for me today. Considering that I haven't made too many cards lately, am pretty happy that my mojo is cooperating. Amazing what new stamps can do for the your creative mojo. :) Please check out what my teammate has created for this release. I hope you love this release as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by here and may your day be a good one. Cheers....

The Ton
Vera Wirianta <-- you are here
Olga Matyushevskaya
Anna Kutcenko
Tae-Eun Yoo
Brenda Noelke

Pugs & Kisses

Hi all. Quick post to share this card I made for SugarPea Designs mix it up challenge # 70 for the month of August.

Am pretty stoke that I actually get to follow the color and the layout challenge. Hah.. I tend to just follow one of them. And, what got me even more excited? I get to use my first & only (so far) stamp design, For Pugs Sake.





For the panel, I die cut the scallop using Card Front Element Builder. Then, I die cut a circle and did some ink blending using distress oxide inks. Then stamped, color & die cut the pug. Adhere to panel and stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock. This was pretty fast card.

Below is the challenge inspiration pic. Nope, I didn't follow the inspiration pic. Just the color & layout. That's what fun about the challenge. You get to choose! Now, you have till end of the month to play along. To enter and for detail of the challenge please go HERE.



 

Well peeps, that's it for now. Be back in a few hours with fun post for new releases. :)

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Caring Hearts Card Drive & Bring Smiles to Seniors

As many of you know, I started Caring Hearts Card Drive back in 2009 with the goal of sending out holiday card to the elderly that lives in nursing homes to let them know that they still matter & not forgotten.

Throughout the year, the card drives grow so much thanks to the support of generous card makers all over the world. I am proud and grateful that I was able to do it for 10 years in a row. 

As usual, around this time of the year, I started getting quite a few emails asking if I am hosting it again this year. This card drive is my labor of love and a cause that's really close to my heart as I dedicated it to my mom. After long thoughts and consideration, I have decided not to host it for this year. I need to take a break as I want to focus on my family time. This is not a decision that I make lightly. I don't want to disappoint the people that expecting our cards every year.

However, I am delighted to share that Ron Tyson from Bring Smiles to Seniors organization have contacted me and offer to take over and continue the effort. And, the good thing about Ron's organization, they have dedicated team of volunteers and they send the cards all throughout the year. Not just on holidays. So, you can send in your thinking of you cards or any extra cards you have to them any time. Yay!!

Please note though, Bring Smiles To Seniors only sending cards to nursing homes in the US only. For those in Canada and Australia who are interested I encourage you to reach out to your local nursing homes & send cards to them directly. It will brighten their day. No need to wait till the holidays.

Here's a little bit about Bring Smiles to Seniors on their own words.



Bring Smiles to Seniors is in its 5th year of sending cards to senior communities all across the country. We work with schools, civic groups, individuals and companies to make and decorate greeting cards. These cards are then sent to nursing homes, assisted & independent living communities, seniors at home and those participating in elderly nutrition programs like Meals on Wheels. This year Bring Smiles to Seniors will be sending to our Caring Heart Senior Communities for us (my genuine thank you to Ron for this offer)

This organization is a 501(c)(3) non profit and sends to senior communities all throughout the year. They have sent over 106,000 cards so far in 2020. With seniors in isolation the need is great. They welcome holiday and every day cards, with messages or without, which can be sent to them at Bring Smiles to Seniors P.O. Box 226 Odessa, FL 33556. You can learn more about them on their website at www.bringsmilestoseniors.com, on their facebook page at www.facebook.com/bringsmilestoseniors or on instagram @bringsmilestoseniors. If you have questions you can email them at info@bringsmilestoseniors.com.

Please feel free to share this info. I am hoping to host the card drive again in 2021. I am not sure. What I am sure is I am grateful for Bring Smiles to Seniors for their commitment & mission. Their offer brings me comfort knowing that the residents of nursing homes will continue to get cards, which I am sure during this current time are needed even more. 

Thank you all again for all your support this past 10 years. I hope you will continue sending in your cards by sending them to Bring Smiles to Seniors. Kindness matter and sharing handmade kindness definitely make a difference. 

Waves of Love

 Hi all. Just poppin' in to let you know, I am up on SugarPea Design blog today, sharing this fun card. Check it out, will you? May you...