SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge 17


Hi crafty friends 🙂 It’s time for a new challenge at SugarPea Designs and of course there’s a great sketch and adorable inspiration photo too:


Of course I had to use the little cat from the Going Places set for this one! I also used the Zig Zag Stitched Circles, Stitched Flags and Countryside Charm Patterned Paper CollectionI hope you’ll join us this week! Did you know you can win a gift certificate to the online store of up to $50?!?! 

Crafter’s Companion – Silhouette Trees


Hey crafty friends 🙂 Today I’m sharing a super easy card using the Silhouette Trees stamp from Crafter’s Companion, any ink of your choice, a sponge, and a die cut circle. I started by stamping the silhouette tree image in black permanent ink, then I die cut a circle and adhered it in place (with removable tape), then I sponged my ink colors all over and done! I feel guilty that this card was so quick & easy, but isn’t that just what we need sometimes?

Thanks for stopping by!

SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge 16


Hi there crafty friends 🙂 It’s time for a new challenge at SugarPea Designs and this week I’ve taken the sketch and inspiration photo quite literally lol! Check it out:


I used the Celebrate and Birthday Journal Card SugarCuts to create a similar image to the one in the inspiration photo. I hope you’ll make time to join us this week! Did you know that you can win a gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs store of up to $50?!? That will get you stampin’!

The Card Concept #58 – Sweet and Sour


Hi again 🙂 Second post of the day because it’s time for another fun challenge at The Card Concept:


Mmmm, check out that inspiration photo! I was inspired by the juicy colors and made a card in my clean & layered style of course. Check out what the rest of the team has come up with! Wow, so many styles to choose from!

Clean & Simple

Sandie Munro

Clean & Graphic

Alison Barclay 

Jennifer Timko
Clean & Layered

Freestyle Collage

Classy & Elegant

Ilina Crouse
Mackie Robertson

Mixed Media

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’ll join us this week!


Crafter’s Companion ~ Autumn Leaves


Hi crafty friends 🙂 It’s been a bit cooler the last few days here in New England, so I was anxious to make a fall themed card this week for Crafter’s Companion. Fall is my favorite season, especially after the super hot summer we had here…I’m ready for some hooded sweatshirts and campfires!

I ordered the Autumn Leaves set a few weeks ago. This two leaf set is perfect for so many fall projects! For my card I started with some Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock (you know the Crafter’s Companion watercolour cardstock is the best around right?? So many watercolor cardstocks are more of a off-white to almost vanilla look…not this one, it’s a nice crisp white with a wonderful texture!!) I used three separate small pieces so I could achieve the colors I wanted on each. **I did NOT stamp my leaves on the watercolor cardstock until I was done watercoloring and it was dry** I added some color by scribbling with Spectrum Aqua Markers on a sheet of plastic, then picking it up with my wet watercolor brush and painting around randomly. The colors I used were Yellow, Gold, Orange, Crimson and Moss. After I got the watercolor look I wanted, I added more color to my brush and splattered droplets on them.

Both leaf images come on one stamp, so I cut mine in half. Hey, you can do whatever you want with them, they’re you’re stamps, right?!? I’m not the type of crafter that needs to keep everything perfect the way it came in the package. Whatever works for the project I’m creating works for me 😉 I stamped the leaves on my watercolored pieces and then fussy cut them out. Easy peasy! The sentiment is from the Vintage Floral Collection – Greetings.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge 15


Hi crafty friends 🙂 It’s time for a new challenge at SugarPea Designs and there is another fabulous sketch and inspiration photo to choose from, or choose both and combine them!


I always use the sketch, and usually try to take in a bit of the inspiration photo as well. Today I went more with the farm “theme” than the actual photo. Is it a little twisted that I had a dream of using this paper and stamp set together for this sketch? I know there are lots of stampers out there that come up with projects in their sleep…I can’t be alone, right?!?!

I used the Best of Cluck set (free with a $60 purchase this month!), along with the Whatever the Weather Patterned Paper and FarmScape SugarCuts. This card was so quick & easy!!

Don’t forget, you have all month to play along with us for your chance to win a gift certificate of up to $50 to the SugarPea Designs store!! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’ll take the time to get crafty this week!

The Card Concept #57


Hi there crafty friends 🙂 We’ve had a long, restful break at The Card Concept, and it’s great to be back! It’s time for a new challenge, and don’t forget, you can play along with us every other week.  The design team is split up into different styles, mine is Clean & Layered. There are so many incredibly talented ladies on this team, you will love the inspiration they’ve got for you this week! Here’s this week’s inspiration photo:


I was inspired by the rainbow of colors. What a fun photo this is! I can imagine opening up that door to an enormous greenhouse of flowers for some reason. My card is very simple. I used the Cascading Scallop stencil from MFT Stamps and sponged on a rainbow of colors, then added the hello from the Hello There Die-namics

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’ll make some time to get crafty and join us this week!

SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge 14


Hi crafty friends 🙂 It’s time for a new challenge at SugarPea Designs! Mmmm what a yummy inspiration photo! I’ve been trying to take a little bit from the inspiration photo while still following the sketch, but this week I just couldn’t wait to get my hot little hands on the Best of Cluck set, so I had to use it whether it fit the inspiration photo or not! That’s my favorite part of this challenge, you can follow the inspiration photo, the sketch, or both!


I also used the Zig Zag Stitched Circles SugarCuts on my card, and colored the images with Copics. I hope you’ll make time to join us this week, we love to see what you create!

Virginia’s View Challenge – Yupo Paper Background


Hi crafty friends 🙂 Why oh why have I had Yupo paper in my stash for months and never experimented with it until today?!?! It’s SO much fun! When I saw this month’s Virginia’s View Challenge, I knew it was time to try it out since the theme is Spray, Mist & Splatter:

V V Challenge #23 - Copy

I colored on my Yupo paper with Copic markers, then added dots of Alcohol Blending Solution all over with a felt pad. I love the effect it created, and I thought it would be perfect for an underwater scene using the Best Fishes set from Simon Says Stamp.

I’m also entering my card in this week’s Wednesday Challenge from Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by…I think I’m off to see what else I can do with Yupo!