Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sending Hugs Floral Wreath

Hi peeps! I managed to finish a card this past weekend. I've been neglecting my Papertrey Ink stamps lately, so when I saw their birthday celebration challenge, I thought this is a perfect time to show my PTI sets some love.

I am playing along with their 1st day challenge to create a card based on one of the color recipe. Since, I am a fan of Maile Belle's work it's no surprise that I was drawn to her color combo.




And, here's my card based on the color combo using the Twig Wreath & Big Hugs set.




I love the way this card turned out. It's simple & sweet. Have to admit, I wouldn't have thought of using this color combo for the wreath on my own. My mojo been  a bit scattered lately, so it's nice when you have inspiration to work from.

Hoping to play with more of PTI birthday challenge. Crossing my fingers. :)

Friday, February 5, 2016

SPD Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

Hi peeps! How's thing going. Gah... my blog been really quiet lately, isn't it? I was just taking a little break. Hubby and I went for a long weekend to Cabo this past week. It's actually our 1st vacation where we really didn't do much. Usually our vacation tend to be 110% go, go,  go. This time, we just lounge and take it easy. 

Anyway, I am back and would like to welcome you to SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop ! Now that so many of you have our January Product Release in your hot little hands, our Pod Squad of designers have geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring our newest and hottest products!


As you know, I am a fan of sweet & cute. This time, it's no exception. 



I just love the idea of this sweet puppy peeking from behind the wreath. For my card, I am using Hot Diggity Dog, Funky Wreath All Seasons & Funky Wreath Spring Additions.
Now, how would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own? Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win! Goo luck & thank you for swinging by here.


                                        

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Let's Meet For Coffee

Hi peeps! Yay, I am actually blogging two days in a row. Hah!

And, not only that, today, I actually have 3 cards to share with you. First up, is this fun coffee shaker card that I made for SugarPea Designs.




To make this card, I am using SPD stamps Caffeine Addict, Espresso Yourself and Watercolor Brush Strokes. Additionally I used SugarCut Dies: Stitched Flags, Coffee To Go Cup, Coffee Words. Check out SugarPea Designs Blog for some more fun inspirations.

Next, are two mini cards that I made for The Ton. I am up on The Ton blog today, so here, I'll just show you the sneak peek of both cards. To see the full cards, please check out The Ton blog and I'd love for you to leave some love there. I know, it's an extra step, but I hope the cuteness of the card will make it worth your time. :)





Well, that' all from me today, peeps. Thank you for swinging by here. Cheerio....




Monday, January 25, 2016

A Bunny & A Duck

Hi peeps. Looks like my blog is a bit neglected this past week, isn't it? I wasn't much in the mood to create last week. Then on Thursday evening, my puppies decided to make our evening more exciting by getting into a fight when someone knocked on the door.

Needless to say, I went from chillin' on the sofa into a ninja trying to stop the fight. With pug, I always have to be careful with their eyes. So, even though I know that I shouldn't put  my hand in between, I did that as I tried to keep the teeth away from the eyes and yep, my pinky got a couple big puncture and a couple small ones.

So, my plan of crafting that night went out the window as  my finger was swollen and my whole hand throbbing all night long. Finally on Sunday, my finger kind of back to normal. Still a bit swollen, but at least my hand stop throbbing and I can hold things with my left hand with no pain. I did a couple simple scrapbook page. Yay, me. :)

Anyway, I am back today to share this card I made for fun using Purple Onion Designs stamps and MFT Peek A Boo Wonky Window dies.




I love duck stamp. I think they are just so cute & sweet. To make it a bit  more festive, since it's a birthday card, I added some sequins from The Ton Stamps. 3 brands in 1 card! It's fun to mix and match from variety of brands, don't you think?

Well, that's all from me today. May your week starts off wonderfully.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Thanks A Latte

Hi peeps. After a whirlwind week last week with all the new releases, I am taking it easy this week. I actually cleaned up my crafting desk! Yay, me. I could now see the desk. Hah!

This past weekend, I only made 2 cards and spent the rest of my time spending some quality time with the puppies. I think more and more I realize how short life is and dogs spend so much part of their life just waiting for us to come home from whatever it is we're doing. Whether it's work, school, errands, etc.

So, I am making a conscious effort to really be present when I am with my babies. I do treat and think of them as my kids after all. Besides, cuddling with them is really good for my health. They calm me down and makes me happy. Seriously, dogs are much cheaper than therapy. 

Anyhooo.... I want to share one of the card that I made this past weekend.



I loooveee the way this card turned out. It totally  reflect my love of colors and coffee! I used SugarPea Designs Caffeine Addict, Espresso Yourself set and Stitched Flags dies.

The pink cup with heart is popped with pop dots. Oh, and all the cups actually shimmer with glitter. Lately, I have this habit to add shimmer on all the cards I made. :) Please check out SugarPea Designs blog as well for more SPD inspirations. Thanks a latte for stopping by here! 

Friday, January 15, 2016

The Ton Anniversary Release Blog Hop


Whoop, whoop! Time to celebrate!! Welcome to The Ton Anniversary Blog Hop! The girls have lined up some amazing cards for this hop and we also have several talented guest designers joining us for this celebration. You should have arrived here from the sweet Amy Tsuruta blog.

Let's get on with it, shall we. First up, is this pretty, glamorous card showcasing Haute Wedding Dress set. If yesterday, I focus on dressing up the bottom of the dress, this time, I use the flowers to dress up the middle of the dress.



I stamped the flowers repeatedly and did a little masking, so the flower doesn't go outside the dress. I love the ombre look. Oh, and the stars around the dress are from the Purrinces set (yep the cat set!!). Mix it with a sparkly golden strips and swoon.... you have a fancy shmancy card (I just made up the word shmancy because I like saying fancy shmancy, hah!!).

Next, I got my purple on with the Morning Glory Garden cling background stamp.



I used The Ton Violet Fringe ink pad on this card. What a gorgeous color, right? Finished it off with some Triple Purple Crown sequins.


Now, how about some giveaways??! BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS: There will be four $10 gift certificates and one $25 gift certificate as blog hop prizes. Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all the blogs. Please leave your comment by Wednesday, 1/20/2016. From here please hop over to Laurel Beard.

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That's all from me today, peeps. Thank you so much for all your kind and thoughtful comments throughout this week post. They truly brighten my days.

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 5

Finally!! All the fab SugarPea Designs products you've been seeing this whole week will be available for purchase later today. How exciting is that? But, we're not done, yet. We have a few more products to share.

Introducing the adorable Egg-a-licious stamp set & die.


Come on, how cute & unique is this? You can make your own cute bunny using the egg dies! I did partial stamping on the egg bunny so it has some pattern on the bottom half. What really gets me though, the bunny ears! Love, love,love it!

Here's a look at the sets being revealed today:






When you place an order* of $60 or more (excluding discounts and shipping) you will receive Funky Wreath - Spring Addition FREE! Please note that this stamp set will not be available for purchase in the store until our next bi-monthly release in March! That’s right! You will receive a this FREE stamp set a full 2 months in advance of its release in the SugarPea Designs Store!

Would you like to win the Egg-a-licious stamp set? Simply leave a comment on SugarPea Designs Blog post and visit each of our designers blogs to leave a comment for another entry to win!

Vera Yates <-- you are here

Thanks for joining us for our final day of sneak peeks! Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win. I’d love to hear what you think about the products that we have showcased today and what is on your shopping list!

REMEMBER!! The entire Holiday Product Release will be available for purchase TODAY at 6PM EST.

All winners during our January Product Release will be announced on Sunday, January 17th. So you still have a few more days to comment!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Ton 2016 Anniversary Release - Day 4



Welcome to day 4 of The Ton Anniversary Release week. This is a big one peep. 17 new stamps (clear sets and cling background stamps) and 2 new dies (one fabulous cover plate die and a word die) to help us celebrate The Ton 1st anniversary. For today we are featuring Friend Defined, Love Defined, Haute Wedding Dress and Wild Morning Glories.

I am super excited for the Haute Wedding Dress set since I have a little input on it. I was giving suggestion to Effie for a set featuring pretty dresses with flower sketch. I sent her some ideas and like magic, she make it happened! What I love about this set, is the flowers can be added to the dress separately, allowing you to create many different look. 





I added some Aqua Satin Beads to decorate the dress waist. Embellished the card with some Bermuda Blue Sequins.  And, with a gown this pretty, how could you not add some shimmer?! Here's a close up of the dress. I hope you can see the shimmer (see bottom left side). I don't know how many times I took pic of this card as I really want to show the shimmer, but peeps, it's a struggle to capture it!!




Next, I made a card using Wild Morning Glories combined with Timeless Icons Sentiment.




I just love Audrey Hepburn. I only watched a few of her movie, I admire her more for her charity works. She has such generous heart and did so many charities, quietly. I love people like her. And, she came up with some quotes that just resonate with me.

Here's a look at all the fab stamp sets that I used on my cards today.


  


RELEASE WEEK GIVEAWAYS: We are giving away four $15 gift certificates to the shop. Just leave a comment on The Ton Blog to qualify and leave comments on the DT blogs to increase your chances of winning.

Vera <-- you are here

SugarPea Design Sweet Peek Day 4

Almost there... We're already on day 4 of SugarPea Designs January new release week. Tomorrow, all 12 new products will be available for purchase!!

Today, it's time to shine the light on the matching Key To My Heart stamp & dies set. I am using this opportunity to make a fun shaker card.




I was looking at my team mates projects using this set and I am like, this is a darn cool set. You could use it for love card, encouragement card, new home card, etc.

Here's a look at the complete set:





Would you like to win the Key to My Heart stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on SugarPea Designs post and visit each of our designers blogs to leave a comment for another entry to win! 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Ton 2016 Anniversary Release - Day 3


Hi peeps, how are you enjoying The Ton anniversary release week so far? Anything catch your eyes, yet? This release is a bog one as we're coming out with 17 new stamps and 2 new dies. Today we're featuring: Tribal Chic Borders, Like A Boss, Geometric Lattice cover plate die and bg stamp and "Fabulous" word die.

For my 1st card, I used the Geometric Lattice cover plate die. I used all the positive part. To do this, before removing all the parts from the cover plate, I added a dab of glue on the back of all the parts, then push a cardstock panel to it to transfer all the little parts (a little needle also help to get the stubborn pieces out of the cover plate). Then I colored them with markers.





To make it looks more like mosaic glass, I covered the whole circle with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, so it looks all shiny. Sometime, I could start a card with certain plan and then it went to a surprising  direction. I definitely wasn't planing to make it this bright, but then, it kind of cool, so I just kept it. No restarting. And, the sentiment, it's so very true, isn't it?

Next, I go all soft & pretty. The tribal borders are simply fun! I have several ideas swirling in my head that I plan to put on card soon. I combine the tribal borders with my favorite peonies flowers.




The tea and purple make a pretty sweet, unique combo, don't you think? Here's a look at the new sets (they all go on sale tomorrow!!).


  


RELEASE WEEK GIVEAWAYS: We are giving away four $15 gift certificates to the shop. Just leave a comment on The Ton Blog to qualify and leave comments on the DT blogs to increase your chances of winning. Come back tomorrow for more previews!

Vera <-- you are here

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