Hi everyone!

We are so excited to welcome two new SUPERSWEET GUESTS here at SugarPea Designs to kick off the new year! Let’s hope they’ll inspire you as much as they’ve impressed us so far on our Instagram and Facebook pages!

First comes Lexa Levana:

Hello everyone. You can call me Lexa, I’m a wife, a mother of two, and part time baker. I started with scrapbooking before fell in love deeply with cardmaking in 2012. Arts and crafts is always in my blood, even my grandpa is a painter and he still paints in his 80s now. I was majored in Architecture back in college but ever since I had my first born daughter, I didn’t have much time to design anymore. Somehow creating cards fill in the empty space in my heart. I really enjoy cute and colorful designs, watercoloring and building scenes for my cards. That’s why I’m so excited to be a guest designer for SugarPea Designs this month. Looking forward to work with all the amazing products!

And then, we have Raluca Vezeteu:

Hi everyone! My name is Raluca Vezeteu and I am a crafter from Romania. This is my first time posting on the SugarPea Designs blog and I’m super excited and so grateful for it! I have been involved with paper crafting since 2013. I have a passion for cardmaking and I love die cutting, stamping and coloring. My main style is Clean and Simple, but I also love creating scenes on my cards which is why SugarPea Designs products are so perfect for me!

Wow, so much inspiration already just by reading their bio, right? We cannot wait to see what they come up with, starting on the 8th!

Good morning! Ardyth here with the first Light Bulb Moment for 2018!

I don’t know about you, but where I live, it is COLD right now. I live in Canada, and we know cold, especially at this time of year, but this deep freeze has been worse and longer than usual! Christmas is over and the nights are still long and dark.

I know just the thing – how about some sunshine!

SugarPea’s Star Burst Cover Plate is the perfect way to create your own sunshine! I started with a white panel and blended yellow inks over it, in a circular motion. I then cut the panel with the Cover Plate, and kept all the pieces to lay back into the panel.

I created a white card base, and covered the front of it with Be Creative Tape. This makes laying the sun rays back into the panel very simple, with no need to glue each one individually. For some added interest, I used small dimensionals only the outside edge of each ray. This gives a bit of dimension.

I added my sentiment and some flowers and a partial leaf from Tropic Like it’s Hot, and some sparkle on the popped up rays with some Diamond Stickles.

I’m feeling warmer already!

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Hey guys!

 Stephanie back with you for the first time in 2018 and I’m so pumped to be sharing my first video of the year!
As you know, we are super active on our Facebook and Instagram pages and we asked you all to let us know what you would like to see from our designers in the upcoming year. Many of you mentioned simple projects with clear instructions, Christmas all-year-round, techniques, etc. And we listened to you!

SO, I tried something different and went ahead doing a video with some voice over. Now, do keep in mind that English is NOT my first language, lol! And for this one, I didn’t speed things up, to give you enough time to watch and see the cardmaking process in real time. As you can see, I changed my mind a lot and even struggled with not having specific measurements, ah! Like it? Let us know!

Since the Holidays are already behind us, I thought it could be fun to go ahead and create a super versatile and simple card using our latest Mix It Up sketch! I first started with a pre-scored white cardbase (really handy!) of 4¼”x5½”, onto which I placed different strips of patterned paper from the Spots & Stripes Brights Patterned Paper Collection. I really wanted the SugarCut – Celebrate to pop, so I die-cut it from the same navy cardstock that I used to mat my striped piece of paper. And just how cute are those pennants from the Celebrate All The Things stamp set? They were the perfect touch to complete my project, with a few dots here and there.

Want to see it on video? You can either watch it below or through our Youtube channel!

I hope you liked that kind of project and I promise I’ll be back soon to share more videos! Until then, make sure to follow us on Facebook!

Hello and welcome to our monthly Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us, and each week several of our designers will share some fresh inspiration with their take on the challenge.  Remember the more times you play along during the month using SugarPea Designs product, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!

We’ve made one change to the challenge this year – your project must feature SugarPea Designs product on it to be eligible to win the $50 gift certificate.  We can’t WAIT to see all of your amazing creations using our products!



Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!

To play along, make a project using just the inspiration, or just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you!

Click through our designer’s blogs listed below for even more crafty inspiration using this Mix it Up Challenge and then it’s YOUR turn to come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate up to $50!  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

YOU HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 1st TO ENTER ANY OF OUR JANUARY CHALLENGE – WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4th.

Kerin Sylvester

Stamps: Mugs & Kisses
SugarCut Dies: Mugs & Kisses

Amy KollingMix It Up

Stamps:  Flurry of Warm Wishes
Supplies:  Spots & Stripes Pastels Paper Pad

We can’t wait to see your amazing projects!  Link them up below!


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Wow, another month has flown by and you’ve filled our Linky with some amazing creations once again! We love seeing what you create! It’s time to reveal this month’s winner! In addition to our random prize winner, we have also selected our choice for top 3 entries!! It was SO hard to choose, but here goes:

#9 – Laurel S

 

#101 – znatka2007

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Ladies we’d love for you to proudly display this badge on your blog or online gallery!

 

 

And drum roll please…..

Our Random Winner for this month is #50, so…

Billie A!!

Billie has won a $25 shopping spree in the SugarPea Designs store!! Congratulations!

Billie, please contact us within 7 days at info@sugarpeadesigns.com to claim your prize.

Don’t forget to join in on our next Mix It Up Challenge for your chance to win!  The new challenge starts tomorrow!

Hello and welcome to our monthly Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us, and each week several of our designers will share some fresh inspiration with their take on the challenge.  Remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!


Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!

To play along, make a project using just the inspiration, or just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you!

The rules are very simple…

  • Create a new card or project using the challenge provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated 🙂
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDMIU38 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

Click through our designer’s blogs listed below for even more crafty inspiration using this Mix it Up Challenge and then it’s YOUR turn to come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate up to $50!  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

YOU HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31st TO ENTER ANY OF OUR DECEMBER CHALLENGES – WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 2nd!


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Hello and welcome to our monthly Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us, and each week several of our designers will share some fresh inspiration with their take on the challenge.  Remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!



Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!

To play along, make a project using just the inspiration, or just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you!

The rules are very simple…

  • Create a new card or project using the challenge provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated 🙂
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDMIU38 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

Click through our designer’s blogs listed below for even more crafty inspiration using this Mix it Up Challenge and then it’s YOUR turn to come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate up to $50!  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

YOU HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31st TO ENTER ANY OF OUR DECEMBER CHALLENGES – WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 2nd!


Good Morning Sweet Friends!

I’m crazy excited to take part in a VERY fun and special event today hosted by my sweet friend, Taheerah!!!

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by TaheerahAtchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 100 special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

For my project, I created a few Christmas gift tags.

Using your dies is a great way to create quick & easy tags. I started by die cutting the Snowflake Tag in blue. Next, I cut the laurel leaves in With Love from green cardstock which I then inked using Mowed Lawn distress ink. The mix and match sentiments from Flurry of Warm Wishes were stamped in black and heat embossed in white onto black cardstock banners. A few dots of red Stickles were added onto the wreaths and a few white Nuvo drops to create the look of falling snow.

 

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It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by us here at SugarPea Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as our store blog here in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

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Hello and welcome to our monthly Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us, and each week several of our designers will share some fresh inspiration with their take on the challenge.  Remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!



Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!

To play along, make a project using just the inspiration, or just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you!

The rules are very simple…

  • Create a new card or project using the challenge provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated 🙂
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDMIU38 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

Click through our designer’s blogs listed below for even more crafty inspiration using this Mix it Up Challenge and then it’s YOUR turn to come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate up to $50!  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

YOU HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31st TO ENTER ANY OF OUR DECEMBER CHALLENGES – WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 2nd!