SugarPea Designs ~ Layton’s Legacy NICU Blog Hop

Today SugarPea Designs design team member, Lea Lawson, has organized a Card Drive & Fundraiser in honor of her son, Layton Caleb. Layton came into this world 11 weeks early on June 9th, 2016 with 2 serious health conditions. He endured more medically on a daily basis than most adults face in an entire lifetime. And on November 17, 2016 he joined his big sister in Heaven.

Lea & her husband Josh were given those 5 months with Layton thanks to the level 4 NICU & amazing medical staff at The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. There are 50 beds in that NICU, and it is ALWAYS full. In honor of Layton’s birthday, Lea is raising money to purchase substantial Starbucks gift cards that can be given to these parents as they find themselves thrust into NICU life.

Why Starbucks? There is one just across the street from the hospital, and Lea will tell you that some days you just need to step out of the hospital for a moment. Get a breath of fresh air, see some natural light & regroup.

Lea can only do so much as one person, but together we can accomplish SO much more! Plus – we are making it fun! We have a huge Card Drive blog hop going on in Layton’s honor, with tons of amazing inspiration! We also have a fundraising effort, where every $5 donated gets you an entry into the prize drawing. There are over $2000 in prizes, sponsored by some of the most amazing stamping & papercrafting companies in the industry! {You can also see all the prizes HERE.}

WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

1. DONATE! – directly to Layton’s Legacy YouCaring Fundraiser. For every $5 donated, you will be entered into the drawing for one of the prizes above!! All winners will be drawn from donations made thru the YouCaring Site. **Prizes will be drawn and announced on Lea’s blog on Saturday, May 19th.**

2. SHARE! – We know that not everyone is able to donate, but sharing about the fundraiser gives it more visibility! Please feel free to share the YouCaring Link or Lea’s post on all your social media outlets!

3. CREATE! – this is also a card drive, and if you’d like to create a card using the theme/moodboard below, we would love that!  Lea will be including these handmade treasures with the giftcards when she hand them over to the NICU social worker, and her dream is that the NICU will be covered in beautiful creations inspired by Layton!! Link them up HERE, and then please email Lea (lea@lealawsoncreates.com) to get the address for sending – and note that she will need them to arrive by May 31st.

HOW TO STAY UPDATED:

There are two ways to stay updated on the fundraising progress, and to see photos as Lea drop items off at the NICU.

1. Subscribe to the Lea Lawson Creates blog via email using the prompt in the upper right corner – then you will get email notifications when Lea adds a new post.

2. Follow Lea Lawson Creates on Instagram. She will add photos & videos to her IG Stories, and likely go LIVE a few times throughout the fundraising effort and as she drops everything off at the NICU!

Anything you can do can help a mom or dad thrust into NICU life feel like someone out there cares about them as they go through a time that is very scary and very hard. THANK YOU from the very bottom of our hearts for helping Lea do this!

BLOG HOP

Not only is this a fundraiser, but also a super inspiring blog hop with MANY stops along the way! As you hop along, you will see amazing cards created with a very special theme. Lea created this moodboard when she started planning Layton’s nursery, and it is her very heart poured into a graphic.

Here’s my card:

 Check out these amazing creations from the SugarPea designers using this adorable mood board!

Raluca
Natalia
Kelly
Kerin
Amy
Stephanie

SugarPea Designs ~ Spring Product Release ~ Today’s the Day!

Hey stamping friends! I know we’ve been waiting with anticipation all week while seeing the fabulous new products from SugarPea Designs, but release day is finally here!! Tonight at 6 p.m. Eastern time all the new products will be available!!

For my card I used the sweet new Wagon Wishes (free Sweet Incentive set) along with the new Sending Sentiments set. Everyone loves flowers, especially this time of year! And when they’re filling up a wagon, even better! As soon as I saw this set I had flashbacks of pulling my boys along when they were little in their red wagon. What I wouldn’t give go back in time for just one day to see those cute little faces again! The Sending Sentiments set is amazing! Everyone needs a good all around sentiment set, and this is it! I also used the Card Front Element Builder SugarCut set for the scalloped border.

Let’s see what the rest of the team has come up with!

Amy Kolling
Amy Rohl
Amy Tsuruta
Lea Lawson
Kelly Lunceford
Kerin Sylvester
Melissa Andrew
Mindy Eggen
Natalia Zubkova
Raluca Vezeteu
Simonne Clay
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Vera Yates

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to comment for your chance to win!

SugarPea Designs ~ Spring Product Release ~ Day 4

Hey stamping friends! It’s day 4 of sweet peek week at SugarPea Designs. Can you believe the week is almost over and tomorrow the new products will be available?? Yahoo!! All links will go live and available to purchase at 6 p.m. Eastern time tomorrow! Don’t forget to comment because there are prizes to be won!!

Today we’re featuring the most darling bunny set, called 24 Carrot Friend (with coordinating SugarCut die set). This is not an Easter set folks, this is a set you can use every day all year long!! I used the Large Striped CoverPlate, along with some baby blue polka dot paper from the Spots & Striped Pastels Patterned Paper Collection. I so enjoyed coloring this little cutie with Copics!

  Check out this sweet little bunnies and their sentiments:

And how about this fabulous Eyelet cover plate:

Let’s see what the rest of the design team has been up to!

Amy Kolling
Amy Rohl
Amy Tsuruta
Lea Lawson
Kelly Lunceford
Kerin Sylvester
Melissa Andrew
Mindy Eggen
Natalia Zubkova
Raluca Vezeteu
Simonne Clay
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Vera Yates

Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to come back tomorrow for the final day of sneak peeks!

SugarPea Designs ~ Spring Product Release ~ Day 3

Hey stamping friends! It’s day 3 of new release sneak peeks at SugarPea Designs and there are three more new products to share today!! All links will go live and products will be available this Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern time! I HAD to use the new Simply Fabulous stamp set and Fabulous SugarCut for my card! I love the sentiments in the Simply Fabulous set so much!! “You don’t look a day over fabulous?!?!”, how awesome is that???

Simply Fabulous

Fabulous SugarCut

Reading Friends

Let’s see what the rest of the team has come up with! Don’t forget to comment, since there are prizes to be won!!

Amy Kolling
Amy Rohl
Amy Tsuruta
Lea Lawson
Kelly Lunceford
Kerin Sylvester
Melissa Andrew
Mindy Eggen
Natalia Zubkova
Raluca Vezeteu
Simonne Clay
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Vera Yates

Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to come back tomorrow for more exciting sneak peeks!

SugarPea Designs ~ Spring Product Release ~ Day 2

Hello there! Did you enjoy yesterday’s sneak peeks of the fabulous new products being released so far? I hopped around and checked out the design team’s creations, and WOW, they’re amazing!! We’re onto day 2 and today we’re highlighting three new products! All links will go live and product will be available Friday, April 20th at 6 p.m. Eastern time!!

Chic Wishes

ParisScape

LondonScape

Let’s see what the rest of the team has come up with! Be sure to comment because there are prizes to be won!!

Amy Kolling
Amy Rohl
Amy Tsuruta
Lea Lawson
Kelly Lunceford
Kerin Sylvester
Melissa Andrew
Mindy Eggen
Natalia Zubkova
Raluca Vezeteu
Simonne Clay
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Vera Yates

Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to come back tomorrow for more exciting sneak peeks!

SugarPea Designs ~ Spring Product Release ~ Day 1

Hello stamping friends!! I’m super excited, because today is day 1 of a week full of new release products from SugarPea Designs!! Oh my, you are going to love, love, love this release!! I know I probably say that every time, but the releases get better and better so I can’t help it!! This week will be filled with inspiration and there are prizes to be won too! All links to new products will be live and available for purchase on Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern time!

Today’s new products are so much fun!! Check out Parisian Holiday (with matching SugarCut set), the Postage Stamp CoverPlate, and Oh La La! (with matching SugarCut set):

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has come up with using the new products! You’ll be amazed!

Amy Kolling
Amy Rohl
Amy Tsuruta
Lea Lawson
Kelly Lunceford
Kerin Sylvester
Melissa Andrew
Mindy Eggen
Natalia Zubkova
Raluca Vezeteu
Simonne Clay
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Vera Yates

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to come back every day this week for new sneak peeks!!

SugarPea Designs ~ Mix It Up Challenge #42

It’s time for a new Mix It Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs! Of course the challenges are always wonderful, but I especially love this one…probably because of the light, Spring-y colors! Living in New England, it can be a long wait for Spring to arrive! Monday we had snow, and today it’s going to be in the 60’s, so you never can tell. Winter seems to be lurking just around the corner even when we think we’re home free for Springtime! Here’s the challenge:

Don’t you just love the fun, fresh theme? I chose to focus on the inspiration photo rather than the sketch this time. I knew the perfect tool would be the Large Striped CoverPlate, that I could add a rainbow of colors to using the Spots & Stripes Pastels Patterned Paper Collection. I finished it off with the Hello SugarCut and a few sequins from the Sea Spray Sparkly Shaker Collection Sequins.

I hope you’ll make time to join us this month! Don’t forget, there’s a prize up for grabs!!

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

 

Hello! I am thrilled to be a part of a fantastic group of designers as we do our part in spreading Autism Awareness to our crafting community. SugarPea Designs is a sponsor of this hop which is hosted by Veronica Zalis.

For my card I used one of my favorite new sets from SugarPea Designs, Pretty Peonies. I started by embossing the flower with white embossing powder, then I sponged distress inks over top in a rainbow of color. The sentiment is on a flag from the SugarCuts – Stitched Flags set.

I am so happy you stopped by my blog today. Please be sure to visit the SugarPea Designs Blog for a look at some of the fantastic cards for today’s hop!

SugarPea Designs 4th Birthday Bash!!

Hey stamping friends! It’s a super exciting day at SugarPea Designs…they’re turning 4!! I have loved SugarPea Designs since the very beginning, and about a year and a half ago I got the chance to join the design team. Let’s just say that was a dream come true!! I’m thrilled to work with Wendy and the rest of the team, and I adore every release more than the last!! For my birthday celebration card I used the adorable Barn to be Wild stamp set along with the Countryside Charm Patterned Paper Collection.

In honor of this special occasion, there is an amazing blog hop of SPD goodness for you!!

Plus, to celebrate, SugarPea Designs is offering a coupon code: BDAY04 for customers to receive 15% off their entire purchase AND a FREE 4×8 stamp set with any purchase (valid until April 7th 11:59 EST).

Also, SugarPea Designs will be giving away (4) FOUR $40 gift certificates to the SugarPea Designs shop.

Winners will be randomly chosen from all the comments left along each stop of the hop.

Comments will close on April 7th 11:59 PM EST with winners announced on April 8th.

Amy Kolling

Amy Rohl

Amy Tsuruta

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Becky Pearce

Jennifer McGuire

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Lunceford

Kelly Latevola

Kerin Sylvester <That’s me!

Kristina Werner

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson

Lydia Fiedler

Martha Tucker

Nichol Spohr

Nina-Marie Trapani

Raluca Vezeteu

Sandy Allnock

Simonne Clay

Stéphanie Beauchemin

Taheerah Atchia

Vera Yates

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to hop along for your chance to win!

SugarPea Designs – Pretty Peonies

Hello! Today I’m up on the SugarPea Designs blog sharing a card I made using one of my absolute favorites from the new release, Pretty Peonies! I’m a huge flower fan, and this gorgeous bloom is perfect for all sorts of coloring! Today I chose to watercolor. Here’s a close up:

When I watercolor I usually try to add layers of color, so I dry the image after each layer that I add. If I find that a section’s too dark, I dry it then add a little more water. Watercolors are so forgiving, they’re one of my favorite mediums.

I added some vellum across the lower portion of my card to mount my “hello” on… did you know that this SugarCut is free with your $60 order (before s&h)?? This is the most amazing font, I want to use this die for everything!

Thanks so much for stopping by!