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