SugarPea Designs is so excited to be celebrating our 1st Birthday – and what an amazing year it has been!!  I vividly remember the overwhelming excitement and nervousness I felt, when I took the leap of faith to live out my passion for stamping and paper crafting to launch SugarPea Designs.  I cannot begin to express how immensely grateful I am for the amount of support, enthusiasm, and sheer warmth that I have been shown over this past year.

I’m indebted to all of our wonderful fans, customers and designers (past & present) who have lent their incredible talent to make this dream of mine come true.  I am humbled to be here and I look forward to what the future holds for SugarPea Designs.

We are celebrating this momentous occasion with a Blog Hop featuring our AMAZING SugarPea design team and some very talented Special Guests!

I’m going to kick things off with a very special birthday card of my own.  This card is for my SUPER hubby, who’s birthday is tomorrow!!  He really is My Hero and I couldn’t do it without him.  He is so unbelievably supportive and is the first one to roll up his sleeves and help out with anything that I need.  From packing orders, post office runs, cooking dinner to taking the kids out for the afternoon so I can get some work done.  He’s even offered to color or make cards, but trust me…no one wants to see that!!  LOL

SugarPea Designs My Hero by Wendy Ramlakhan

  I started by stamping the My Hero image directly onto cardstock and then created a spotlight background with distress inks right over top and then used the SugarCuts – Hearts Journal Card die to crop it into a card panel.  I created “star dust” by flicking a small wet paint brush dipped in Confetti White, Perfect Pearls.  I brushed a (clear) Wink of Stella pen over the stamped stars on the card base and added a little more shimmer to his t-shirt and sentiment with a Pilot Silver Marker.  This card is really quite sparkly, but not in a girly way. 🙂

SugarPea Designs - My Hero by Wendy Ramlakhan.

 I know lots of people struggle with creating masculine cards, but I LOVE them.  Something about the simplicity of the designs and color palettes make it joy rather than a chore for me. When SugarPea Designs was still in the planning stages, I knew that I wanted to offer fresh and fun masculine images that would be perfect for grown men and boys alike.  My Hero, from our BeanStalk Collection has remained a fan favorite (and mine as well) since it’s release last April.  I can’t get enough of this guy, from his sweet spectacles down to his untied shoes – he makes those hard to create masculine cards such a breeze.


Now you can’t have a Birthday Bash without prizes and there are lots of prizes to be won along the way!  A few of our blog hop participants will be giving away a SugarPea Designs stamp set so please leave some love on your travels.   In addition to this, one lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all the comments left and that winner will receive a:


But that’s not all…we also want YOU to be part of the party by sharing a card with us.

Once you have completed the hop, we’d love it if you’d keep the celebration going, by creating a Birthday card or project and linking it up here for a chance to WIN a $25 Gift Certificate!

*Hop and LinkUp ends midnight, January 28th with winners being announced and posted on February 1st.

Finally, enter coupon code BDAY01 at checkout to receive 10% off all orders – valid until January 24.

Take a look at this list of insanely talented designers, how lucky are we?!?!

SugarPea Designers

SugarPea Designs Blog
Lesley Croghan
Anita Madden
Jenny Peterson
Kim O’Connell
Mary Johnson
Wendy Bond
Tracy Valure
Simonne Clay
Stacey Schafer
Wendy McGaffey
Vera Yates
Kerri Michaud
Lisa Lara
Cathy Preissing
Shanna Shands
Cibele Glazer

Our Special Guests
Tracy MacDonald
Danielle Lounds
Tara Godfrey
Veronica Zalis
Angel Rivera
Jen Shults
Isha Gupta
Amy Tsuruta
Dina Kowal
Chaitali Narla
Brianna Loeffelbein
Lisa Henke
Piali Biswas

So what are you waiting for?  Grab your favorite drink and get hopping!!!!  XOXO

115 thoughts on “SugarPea Designs – 1st Birthday Bash Blog Hop

  1. Maria

    Oh, wow!! Happy Birthday!!! I remember when you started this and its been a year already?!! Congratulations to all!! and Happy Birthday to Eddie too!! 🙂


  2. Lisa Lara

    Wow Wendy what a gorgeous card. Your background is crazy amazing. Happy Birthday to your SugarPea Designs vision. I am so happy to be on the SPD team. WhooHoo. Mwah.


  3. Dina Knutson

    Happy Happy Birthday!!!!! I can remember the FB launch last year! I remember the excitement! You could just feel it! So happy for you, and your whole team! What an accomplishment! Congratulations! I for one am very happy that you and your adorable products are here!


  4. Roberta Morin

    Aw…..He certainly does look like a super hero! Love the white coat, wind blown tie, and untied shoelaces! He appears ready to do anything needed! Congratulations on your first year~


  5. ~amy~

    Oh my goodness…how fun is your card?! Your coloring skills are AMAZING. He’s such a cutie pie! Super big birthday wishes! Thank you so much for including me in the fun!


  6. Brianna

    You card is fabulous Wendy, love the background, how lucky is your hubby to get this card!! Happy happy Birthday, thank you so much for letting me partake in this event ❤️


  7. sharla~

    Happy, Happy Birthday!! Absolutely LOVE the card you made, love the background and of course that cute little super dude! 🙂


  8. Mary-Anne V.

    Happy Birthday..I agree what year. I was so happy to hear you were starting a new company and then when yours stamps came out- WOW! All the best in the many wonderful more years!


  9. c

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Fabulous card and your give-aways are so spectacular! I have my running shoes tightly tied, and I’m going hopping!


  10. Carol Mc

    Hi and Happy Birthday! I’ve never been to your site before. I stumbled across some cards made with your stamps and just loved them. I have now bookmarked your blog so I can follow it.

    Love your card. The coloring is fantastic and that guy is so cute.


  11. Elizabeth S.

    Happy 1st Birthday and looking forward to more years to come with these cute images and sentiments! Your husband is going to love this card along with the spotlight you gave this cute little guy…I may have to pull out this set. Such an inspiration.


  12. Angela R.

    Oh my word! Look at this card! Wow! Amazing coloring and that beam of light shining on him is just too cool!!! I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of your birthday hop! Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!! 😀


  13. Kelli

    I did not know Sugar Pea existed! I’m grateful to have been led here by a blog I just started following. The artwork of Sugar Pea is soooo cute! I love it and will definitely need to get some of this into my collection. Happy Birthday to you!


  14. Cathy Hernandez

    Happy 1st Birthday!! I can’t believe it’s been a year already. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished this year and I wish you much more success in the coming years. Keep on making your cute stamps and crafty creations!!


  15. jerrie

    Happy First Birthday!! I just found you today and will enjoy your blog hop and use my discount on some stamps. I do not have any of Sugar Pea stamps yet, so I hope it is okay if I link up a card while I wait for my order!!


  16. irene grau

    Happy happy birthday! I hope there are many many more! I’ve had so much fun inking up and coloring all of your stamps. I wish I had unlimited funds — I’d buy ALL of them. Can’t wait to see what the future holds. Thanks so much for realizing your dream, Wendy. It’s been our privilege!


  17. Christine KIehl

    Happy FIRST Birthday! You made it! So many wonderful projects that your team shared! The hop was a blast! Thank you!


  18. Cathy P.

    Love your card, Wendy. The spotlight background is fabulous! I’ll have to tuck the idea away in my head. Happy Birthday to your husband! I feel so blessed to be part of the DT!


  19. Patti Willey

    Happy Birthday SugarPea! Thanks to Leslie’s post on Instagram I was able to connect with you and have enjoyed everything I’ve selected! Love the spotlight on this fella! Wonderful coloring on this guys face! Happy Birthday to the hubs!


  20. Heather Mills

    This set is sooo adorable! It’s been on my “wish” list since it was released. Your card is “Super”!! What a fabulous background and way to highlight this adorable little man. Can’t wait to go hopping around. And Happy 1st Birthday!!


  21. Chitra

    Happy 1st Birthday!!!!! So happy for you!!!
    Love your super hero card, that background panel is amazing… And all the cards from the DT is AMAZING!!!!


  22. Taunya Butler

    Happy Birthday to SugarPea Designs!!! What a treat they are!!! Love the designs and your products rock!! Thanks for all you do — love this birthday card you made for your hubby!! So awesome and terrifically done!!


  23. Keia

    Happy Birthday, SugarPea Designs! What a wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations to you! I love your sweet card and your husband will, too! Your background is amazing. I will definitely have to try this technique. Thank you for the inspiration.


  24. carolyn sharkas

    What a fun card, and Happy Birthday to your hubby! I love this set and love this card. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

    ceashark at aol dot com


  25. Danielle Vincent

    This is an absolutely FABulous card! I just got this great set with my first Sugar Pea order and now I can’t wait to ink it up! Wonderful hop with lots of amazing creations! Happy Birthday and hope your next year is as successful as the first.


  26. Kathy

    Your card is absolutely amazing Wendy! Love it!!! Love the background, the stamp set and design too 🙂
    Congratulations! Your stamps are all wonderfully cute and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your coordinating sentiments! I’m sure your company will continue to flourish and you don’t need any luck – but good luck with everything anyway 🙂


  27. Kristin L. Andersen

    Happy B-day! I have just ordered my first two stamp-sets from you, and look forward to receiving them. As far as I know, they are not for sale in any store in Norway. If there is a store in New York City that has them, I would love to know where, since I’m going there in three weeks. 🙂 Keep up the great work!


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  29. Janis in ID

    Eeeeeeeee!!!! I LOVE Birthday Parties!!!!

    What a super card you made for your hubby. Our hubbies really are super-heroes with all they put up with indulging our crafts!!! LOVE your fabulous starry sky. Wowza!!!!

    Congratulations on Sugar Pea’s First BD!!!! Thanks for letting us celebrate, too, with a hop, a challenge, and a chance at some fab prizes!!!! Best wishes for many more BD celebrations in the future!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  30. Mariska van der Veer

    Happy birthday on your one year anniversary and on the birthday of your husband! I haven’t known you for that long but am very happy that I finally found you. I can’t wait to receive my first stamps, hope they hurry up so perhaps I can still join the challenge :). Love your card and that stampset was already on my wishlist :). Now of to do your big hop!



  31. Vicki

    Wow, I can’t believe its been a year. I remember the anticipation I had when I first heard on Facebook that Sugar Pea was opening. I knew I would love all the products but I never realized I would meet and make a new friend, who happens to own the company. Thanks for all the fun and interaction in our great crafting world.


  32. Amante del Papel

    Happy Aniversary and more years like this!!!! All your design are so beautiful!!! Congrats this is an amazing and inspiring hop!!!


  33. JaneenK

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a fun hop.. Your images are so adorable. This is a first for me to see your images. I am making a wish list. Wishing you many more years of success.


  34. Vicki Laster


    I absolutely love your coloring…every single time. I still have a card I bought from you that I just couldn’t pass on. A lovely little monkey who always makes me smile! Others I sent off to very special people!
    Your super hero is “super”! I am so excited about your success. Happy 1st Birthday!!


  35. AJ

    Love your overall design and coloring. This was a fun ‘little’ hop. Everyone had fabulous inspirations. Thank You. Happy 1st Birthday – and may there be many more to come. *U*


  36. Nancy Carroll

    Happy Birthday and many more. Thanks to Amy T. for inviting me, looking forward to seeing the DT’s pages and seeing more of your products!


  37. Deann Donohue

    Happy Happy Birthday! Since finding your company, I have been SO inspired to create! I absolutely LOVE all your stamps! Here’s to many many more!!


  38. Nancy Carroll

    Love the hop, shared it on Facebook, twitter (as Taraseamus), and pinned it as Nance459!!! Don’t have any of your stamps to make a card yet, is that a requirement to add a link?? just wondering..


  39. DIane Wiswall

    Happy Birthday! I celebrated my birthday this week as well and was so excited to receive my SPD recent order (super fast shipping!)! It is snowing today so I plan to stay in and stamp with my new goodies! Your super hero card is fabulous- I love coloring up this little guy! I love that you create images that are perfect for gents of all ages!


  40. Mary Holshouser

    Great card.
    Love the spotlight shining down on SuperBoy.
    The hop was great. Got a lot of ideas for future cards.
    Happy Birthday and best wishes for many more.


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  42. Maye M.L.

    Congratulations, Wendy on the first anniversary of SPD. Marvelous. Dreams do come true! My best wishes for many, many more dreams come true. Cheers!


  43. Christina Hume

    Happy Birthday, what an amazing year you have had. Your commitment and determination have brought you so far. I am so proud of you, and I am very blessed to have met you in person with Lydia, Sue, and Dana. It was wonderful giggly supper with all of us, and to see you bloom into this business has been amazing. Keep it up you are marvelous… xx from Canada


  44. Tanya McAlexander

    Absolutely Adorable!!! I love the card and the lil boy would be perfect for so many things I do for the lil men in my life 🙂


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