Good morning! Ardyth here with this week’s Light Bulb Moment – a dramatic, frosty Christmas card using one of our newest sets, Flurry of Warm Wishes. These snowflakes are delicate and elegant and just cry out for a dark background full of interest. I played around with some water-based markers and smooth Bristol cardstock to make one. I grabbed 5 different blue markers and got started with the darkest, drawing 4 small dots down the panel. With the next darkest,… Read more »

Good morning! Ardyth here with this week’s Light Bulb Moment!  My card this week is a sparkly, monochrome forest created with some inlaid die cuts. I started by cutting several strips about 2.5″ x 5.5″. I cut each one using the TreeScape Sugarcut and separating the top from the the bottom. I started with the top of one of the white strips and laid the light grey die cut into it. I taped each layer in place so that my… Read more »

Happy Friday! Ardyth here with the next Light Bulb Moment! I just can’t get enough of these images from Monster Mash, so I made another Halloween card this week! This week, I created a simple night sky (but with a spooky glow!) and used one of our newest dies in a way the designer never imagined! I started by cutting a mask using the With Love Tag SugarCut out of a sticky note. I blended my grave-stone using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Then… Read more »

Good morning! Ardyth here with the next Light Bulb moment. This week, I’m sharing tips for making this fun card using three different SugarPea stamp sets. Wanderlust is the set that brought me to SugarPea a few years ago. Specifically, it was the airplane stamp. My son (and daughter, now) both have a strong interest in aviation, so I’m always on the look out for a good plane stamp. This one is clean and graphic and so cool. But Wanderlust… Read more »

Happy Howl-o-ween! Good morning! Ardyth here with this week’s Light Bulb Moment! This week, I made an adorable Halloween (or should I say Howl-o-ween) card! I created my background with 4 DIY stencils I made with a square die and sticky notes. I blended distress ink into each of them. Two tips here: I love precision. I love it when everything is lined up perfectly and evenly. But it’s not always easy to do. Because this card is meant to… Read more »

Good Morning! Ardyth here with another Light Bulb Moment! Today, I’m playing along with our latest Mix it Up Challenge with this adorable card. I used both the sketch and the photo as my inspiration: You may have noticed that SugarPea’s family of adorable critters is growing! I teamed up Chunky Monkey with our Indian Summer raccoon and one of the Stamptember Koalaty Time koalas for a sweet birthday card. I restamped the monkey’s balloon since the raccoon didn’t have… Read more »

Mandala-Mania  Good morning! Ardyth here with this week’s Light Bulb Moment! I love all kinds of stamps: images, sentiments, backgrounds, alphabets – you name it. But the ones I turn to time and time again tend to be basics that can be used in a multitude of ways to create cards for any occasion. I feel like that about the Striped Background stamp and this month’s Mandala is another classic. During our recent Sweet Peeks week I showed two ways to use… Read more »

Good morning! Ardyth here with the next Light Bulb Moment! Today I thought we’d take a look at tips for participating in an inspiration challenge, such as SugarPea Designs’ Mix it Up Challenge. This is a monthly challenge and there’s a prize awarded each month! We would love to see you participate – check out the challenge blog for details! Today, I’ll focus on tips for using the photo side of the inspiration. Here’s this month’s challenge inspiration: First, make a list… Read more »

Good morning! Ardyth here with a pretty card that shows how to get more out of your dies. If you have the Treescape SugarCut, you’ll remember that it was attached to a second die that had the same curve but no trees (see product photo below). I separated the two, and this die will be great for creating hills and landscapes, but today I’m using it to create some wonky stripes. Here’s my process: Trim a white piece of cardstock… Read more »

Good morning! Ardyth here and I’m so thrilled to be here, for my first Light Bulb Moments! Here’s a little introduction from me: -I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband and 2 teen-age kids -I’ve been stamping for almost 12 years and have been working with Wendy and the rest of the awesome Design Team here at SugarPea Designs for almost a full year -I love clean and simple design with lots of white space (but I reserve the… Read more »