Our Pod Squad of ProjectPea designers did such an outstanding job with their fun and creative projects during our very first ProjectPea Blog Hop.  We hope you were inspired to look at your SPD stamps in new ways!!

We are so thankful for the fantastic turn out and for all of the sweet comments left on their blogs!!

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Congrats, Deann!  Please contact us at info@sugarpeadesigns to claim your gift certificate!

I apologize for the delay, but we experienced some technical difficulties earlier this week and winner announcement did not post.

 

Our new Spare Me set has so many fun accessory images, Mary has used some of them to create this awesome card!

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By grouping the images in a diagonal line, Mary has created awesome movement and flow on her card!

If you’d like to bowl a strike with your next card, you can find Spare Me in the store HERE.

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Pop back tomorrow for our amazing Sweet2Repeat Blog hop and a chance to win!

Hello Sugarpeeps! I’m sitting by the fire as I type this – yup, it’s Winter here in New Zealand. I know most of you are probably enjoying Summer right now, and I’m there with you in spirit, especially when I see cards like this one from Stacey!

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I love how Stacey combined the Seaside Wishes stamp set with her printed papers!

Stacey used our current sketch, have you played along yet?

You can find Seaside Wishes in the store right HERE!

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Every month we love to shine the SugarPea Spotlight on one of YOU, our extremely talented fans!

This month our Sweet Find is Kerin!

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Kerin ROCKED the My Hero set! The focal point of the sentiment stamped on an angle and those accent lines really add so much pop!

Kerin, we’d be honored if you’d display this badge on your blog – congrats!

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If you’d like to be our Sweet Find in August, make sure to play along with our challenges – we just love to see your work!

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Welcome to our Monthly ProjectPea Blog Hop!!

Each month we will be challenging our fabulous team of ProjectPea Designers to create FUN & CREATIVE projects that are sure to make you look at your stamp sets with brand new eyes!

The team has pulled out all of the stops with a variety of projects that will spark YOUR creativity. Click through to each of their blogs below to see the FUN they have dreamed up. Leave them a little blog love and one lucky commenter will WIN a $15 Gift Certificate to the SPD Boutique.

Hello! Today we get to visit with our ProjectPea designer, Wendy McGaffey! Wendy creates the most amazing 3D card and projects, and her tutorial today is sure to wow you!

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I’m Feeling…

excited to share my SugarPea creations with you all , it is an honor to represent this NEW fabulous company

I’m Wishing…

that I could stay on the Healthy Eating train…I keep falling off….

I’m Loving…

my Volunteer position at our local hospital …it feels great to give back and help others

I’m Creating…

Right now I’m working ahead on dt projects that are due over the next couple of weeks.currently I am crocheting coin purses for my nieces for Christmas from a cute pattern I found on Moogly

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I’m Reading…

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult …I own all her novels, she is by far my favorite Author

I’m Watching…

 I LOVE … So You Think You Can Dance the expression in dance moves me, I am kinda a marshmallow inside

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After my idea comes to mind I’ll start by gathering my supplies, for this step card I wanted to create an audience for my lil magician  .. my idea was to stamp , color and fussy cut only the heads from different SugarPea stamps sets…

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​I used to measure and cut my step cards by hand but now I have my Cameo it does it lickity split for me..there are instructions on the web for different sizing and different shapes of step cards mine today is called a Center Step

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​I wanted to create the stage so I die-cut red scallops and layered them , my spotlight is cut from yellow Vellum

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After layering the curtain and stoplight I added my colored Magician and then arranged the audience

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And the finished Step Card…he is all ready to start his show

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If you’d like to add some magic to your next creation, you’ll find our Pure Magic stamp set right HERE.

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Welcome! It’s time for a brand new sketch – this weeks sketch gives you lots of space for showcasing a stamped image or even just a simpler design with a sentiment only.    Remember that each project you link up and share below is an entry to WIN a Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Boutique worth up to $15!

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 The rules are very simple…

  • Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.
  • SugarPea Design 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: SPDSS08 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 $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  
  • However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15!

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Congrats to, Gail Gross – You are the randomly selected winner of our SugarSketch007 Challenge.  Please contact us at info@sugarpeadesigns.com to claim your prize.

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Be sure to click through our designer’s blogs listed below for even more crafty inspiration using our SugarSketch and come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate up to $15!

 

Jen Shults

Stacey Schafer

Lisa Lara

Lesley Croghan

Lisa Henke

Wendy McGaffey

Simonne Clay

Kim O’Connell

Kerri Michaud

Danielle Lounds

Tracy Valure

Jenny Peterson

 

 

 

 

Exciting news Sugarpeeps! This week, we are sponsoring the fabulous Cute Card Thursday challenge. The theme this week is For The Birds – simply feature a bird on your creation!

One lucky particpant will win a $15 gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs Boutique!

 

We have lots of stamp sets that fit the bill (get it, bill – quack quack?!) so get those SugarPea stamps inky and you could win! Why not start with Rice Rice Baby, Tweet Friend, Take a Load Off or Hello Sunshine? And don’t forget the sweet little ducky in Gnome Sweet Gnome!

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Anita made this card featuring our most popular Rice Rice Baby penguin for the current You’re so Punny challenge – make sure to link up to the Punny challenge as well for TWO chances to win!

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It’s time for a NEW SugarPea Designs monthly challenge theme and want to see those puny sentiments.

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We only have a few rules…

  • Play along with ANY stamp you’d like – Winner is chosen at random to keep things fair, but if the winners project features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the voucher to $15
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD07 so we can easily find your work.
  • Add your name and link to your card or project in the InLinkz shown below

 

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I love this puny sentiment from the recently released, Spare Me stamp set.  It’s SO ridiculously corny!!   And it also happens to be the one sentiment that my dad came up with when he imagined me having a bowling stamp set.  I guess I come by the puny gene honest, because SPD stamp sets are chock full of puny sentiments – which makes this challenge such an easy one.  🙂

Take a look at all of the fun images and sentiments you’ll find in the Spare Me stamp set from our Bean Stalk Collection.

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Congrats to Tammy!

You are the randomly selected winner of our SPD06 – Anything Goes Challenge and you have won a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Boutique.  Contact us at info@sugarpeadesigns.com to claim your prize.

Don’t forget…if the winner (chosen at random) card or project features a SugarPea Designs stamp set, we will increase their prize to $15!!

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Be sure to click through our designer’s blogs listed below for even more crafty inspiration then come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Boutique.

Stacey Schafer

Lisa Lara

 Mary Johnson

Danielle Lounds

Kim O’Connell

Wendy McGaffey

Anita Madden

Kerri Michaud

Jenny Peterson

Lisa Henke

Sarah Gough

 

Welcome Sugarpeeps – today we’re visiting with the super talented Anita – she has a tutorial that will give your images that perfect finished look!

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I’m Feeling…

Happy!  We’re leaving for vacation soon and I can’t wait to get to my favorite lake for some much-needed R & R.

I’m Wishing…

that Friday would hurry up and get here!

I’m Loving…

That it’s summertime.  My grandson is out of school so I get to spend more time hanging out with him!

I’m Creating…

Right now I’m working ahead on dt projects that are due over the next couple of weeks.

I’m Reading…

I’m Reading … Who has time to read right now lol?  I love the Scarpetta novels by Patricia Cornwell so I’m packing her latest book, Dust, to take with me.

I’m Watching…

I really don’t watch a lot of TV but there are a couple of shows that I try to catch each week – Major Crimes and Murder in the First.

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Today I’m going to show you how I add grass to my images.  I seen to be copic-challenged when it comes to adding blades of grass (mine are fat and chunky = ugly) so I use my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol for grass.
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I use 3 or 4 green colored pencils, gamsol, and a blending stump.  For this image I used PC912 Apple Green, PC911 Olive Green, PC908 Dark Green, and PC109 Prussian Green.  It really doesn’t matter which colors you use as long as you have several different shades.
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I color the ground with copics.  Using the colored pencils, I add blades of grass by flicking from the ground up.  You want the blades to be different lengths and you want to flick them in slightly different directions, crossing over other blades so they look more natural.
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After you have all your grass done, wet your blending stump and lightly “smudge” the very bottom of the grass blades.  This makes the grass blend into the ground a little, instead of just sitting on top of the ground.
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Here’s the card I made using the colored pencils for the grass.  The image is from the “Take A Load Off” set.
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