I’m really excited about our guest designers this month…we are all in for a special treat!

Please join me as we welcome the fabulous Jen Shults and Lisa Henke!

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I feel so lucky to have these ladies joining us this month…I adore them both and their work is nothing short of Ah-Mazing!!  We would love it if you’d take a moment to leave a comment for them or visit their gorgeous blogs.

I’m also pretty excited about our July Sweet Sneaks that begin this Monday, July 7th.  I’m sure you will find something from our release that will be right up your alley {wink wink}.

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Would you like to win a little moolah to spend on the new release?  Then why not come and play in our Anything Goes Challenge or our current SugarSketch Challenge?  If your card is the randomly selected winner and features an SPD image, we will increase your voucher to $15.

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I would like to give a great big THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone who applied to our DT Call. I am truly humbled to see so many talented people wishing to be a part of SugarPea Designs. I {heart} each of you for putting yourself out there – sharing yourself and your beautiful projects with me. I know that the excitement of new DT members also inevitably brings disappointment to those not selected. I wish I could have added everyone who applied – as I consider you all part of our SugarPea family. 

So…after spending countless hours pouring over your applications, visiting your blogs filled with beautiful projects and then repeating the process over and over again – I went about the hard task of choosing not only our newest DT members but also a brand NEW team – ProjectPea Designers.  Our ProjectPea team will be inspiring you with new, creative and fun ways to use our stamp sets.

So, please join me in giving a warm welcome to…

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And we are CRAZY excited to introduce to you our brand NEW PROJECTPEA TEAM!!

This team of ladies will inspire you with cards and other projects using SPD stamps.

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These of these ladies are just AMAZING and their blogs are loaded with inspiring lush and gorgeous projects…I am so very excited to have them joining us!

Help me welcome them and shower them with a little blog lovin’ like only SugarPea Fan’s can and YOU could WIN a $15 Gift Certificate just for stopping by each of their blogs to take a peek at their 1st official SPD creations and leaving a comment.

Trust me…you’re in for loads of inspiration!!

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Today I have the sad task of wishing one of our amazing SugarPeas bon voyage as she bids adieu to SugarPea Designs.

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Shannon has been such a source of inspiration and we will really miss her. Lucky us, we can still view all her AMAZING SugarPea creations right here on her blog!

I’ll leave you with one of Shannon’s recent cards using Love You Bunches – I never tire of seeing the way you color red hair Shannon!

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Every month we love to feature one of our fabulous SugarPeeps, it’s always SO fun to look through your fabulous creations!

This month, our Sweet Find is Tenia!

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Tenia made her bright and beautiful card using Rice Rice Baby and one of our fabulous SugarSketches.

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Congratulations Tenia! We’d be honored if you’d display this badge on your blog!

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More great news for everyone – we have a new release coming up very soon! And some new faces to show off the fabulous new stamps…stay tuned!

 

Hi SugarPeeps!

Do you like to paper piece? It’s a go-to technique for many of our SugarPeas, and this example from Shannon shows why a little fussy cutting can be SO worth it!

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Shannon used One Big Hoppy Family for this adorable card – I love how versatile this set is, check out all the sentiments for almost any occasion!

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Hi SugarPeeps! I’m popping in to show you the SWEETEST card Mary Johnson created for our new SugarSketch 006 – wait till you see how pretty this is!

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Mary is a master at using white space – this is just so bright and pretty, and how sweet are those tiny flowers?!

What’s Mew? is on sale right now – along with everything else in store!

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Welcome! It’s time for a brand new sketch – this one has a large panel, perfect for showcasing your gorgeous coloring! Remember that each project you link up and share below is an entry to WIN a Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online 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: SPDSS06 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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I used the fabulous Take a Load Off for my card today, paper piecing, coloring with copics and adding a few sponged clouds.  This set was perfect for the large horizontal panel, but make sure to check out how some of the design team have flipped the sketch!

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Now is the time to add Take A Load Off to your crafty stash with our Summer sale!

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Congrats to Sharla!  You are the randomly selected winner of our SugarSketch005 Challenge.  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 when you use a SugarPea Designs image.

Anita Madden

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 Mary Johnson

It’s time for a NEW SugarPea Designs monthly challenge theme and we’ve made it an easy one.

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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: SPD06 so we can easily find your work.
  • Add your name and link to your card or project in the InLinkz shown below

SugarPea Designs - Pure Magic by Wendy Ramlakhan

My son Nathan, turned 7 this past January and he had a magic themed birthday party along with a real magician to entertain his guests.  It was such a fantastic show – with a mixed crowd of kids and adults we were all amazed and thrilled with the pure magic of it all.  Afterwards my son would practice for hours, little slight of hand and card tricks so that he could later preform for us.  Cute, right?  Well, I should also mention that he CHARGED us for those performances – CASH!! LOL

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So, the card I’m sharing with you today as well as the, Pure Magic stamp set was entirely inspired by his birthday and his love of magic.

Here are a few photos from his birthday party.

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Congrats to, Danni!

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You are the randomly selected winner of our SPD05 – Make It Masculine Challenge.  And because your card featured our adorably sweet Rice Rice Baby – your prize was increased to $15!!  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 online boutique.

 Mary Johnson

Kim O’Connell

Anita Madden

 

 Good Morning, SugarPeeps!!  I wanted to share with you and feature a few of Shannon’s most recent creations.   Shannon is a master with her Copics and her eye for design is simply incredible!!

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Have you EVER seen a more sweetly colored dragon?!?  Shannon’s coloring and the girly color combo she used with the Blow Me Away stamp set – well, they just blow me away!!  😉  This stamp set is so much fun.

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And take a look at her card for our latest SugarSketch Challenge 005 using Hat’s Off to You. I just love how she paired up the accessory images from the set along with the cork and map designer papers!!

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As you can see from Shannon’s sample, this stamp set has many fun possiblities.

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Hello Sugarpeeps! Sarah here, and it’s my turn in the hot seat this month! I’m going to share a few ideas for using vellum on your cards!

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I’m Feeling…

Cold! Winter has arrived here in New Zealand so we’re spending more and more time indoors huddled around the fire! This time of year I like to crochet more and stamp a little less so I can be toasty and warm!

I’m Wishing…

The days were a little longer and that weekends were 5 days long! *grin*

I’m Loving…

Spending time with my little guy, just turned two. Right now he’s going through some amazing developments verbally and it’s so fun to sit and have rudimentary conversations with him!

I’m Creating…

Right now I’m working on a lightweight crochet scarf, and of course I’m stamping! Today I made a card for hubby’s birthday coming up later this month.

I’m Reading…

I’m rereading The Stand by Stephen King. My all time favourite author and one of my favourite books. Though, I’m not sure I recommend reading it during flu season like I am…

I’m Watching…

As soon as I’m done typing this, hubby and I are going to make a drink and watch the season finale of Game of Thrones. I’ve avoided spoilers so far today – yay!

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Today I wanted to talk a little about vellum – vellum is a translucent paper/cardstock that has SO many uses! It comes in different weights, the heavier the vellum, the more opaque it becomes. I like to use a mix of light weight and heavier vellums for different applications.

I’m going to show you some cards I’ve made recently with this awesome supply!

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On this card featuring Tweet Friend I’ve used lightweight vellum for the sentiment, and a heavier vellum for the dots die-cut background. Stamping a sentiment on vellum is my all time favourite way to use it – it allows your colored image to shine through, you don’t want to completely cover all your hard work!

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Inside the card I’ve used a thicker vellum to tone down the patterned paper. You can easily change the look of a bright paper with this trick!

Stitching is my favourite way to adhere vellum – every adhesive will show through at least a little. If I can’t stitch, I like to try and adhere the vellum behind another panel, or hide little glue dots under embellishments. Beware liquid adhesive – vellum is very sensitive to water based glues and it will warp and buckle if you use too much!

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This card features Blow Me Away and I’ve used the vellum here as part of the image. It’s a fun way to add a little interest to your card. Simply fussy cut the wing, cut a little slit in the dragon’s body and adhere the vellum on the back.

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For this Hats Off To You card I’ve heat embossed on a heavier vellum. The trick here is short bursts of heat, and I like to heat from both the top and bottom of the vellum to help combat curving.

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Here’s another way to use vellum for a sentiment. By far my favourite ink for stamping on vellum is the Memento Luxe range. You get a nice clean impression, and it dries fast (but not instantly, so give it a couple of minutes) The stamp set here is What’s Mew?

I hope I’ve inspired you to try vellum on some of your projects, it really is a supply that works on almost any card! It’s the perfect neutral to add a little interest!