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!

SugarPea Designs ~ Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop

Hi crafty friends! How much did you love the new release at SugarPea Designs?!? I know, every time I say it’s my favorite release, but ooh la la I just love flowers to color!! Now that you’ve had time to get your hands on some fun new crafting goodies, we wanted to share some more projects featuring the new release to inspire you! I used the beautiful new Pretty Peonies set, along with my favorite new Sugar Cut: hello (free with your $60 purchase before s&h)!! The background paper is from the Spots & Stripes Pastels Patterned Paper Collection. Oh this paper is perfect for SO many projects!!

Also, there’s a prize! Leave a comment to be in the running for a $20 SugarPea Designs gift certificate (winner will be announced 3/24). Let’s see what the rest of the team has come up with:

Amy Kolling

Amy Rohl

Amy Tsuruta

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Lea Lawson

Kelly Lunceford

Kerin Sylvester

Stéphanie Beauchemin

Vera Yates

Lexa Levana

Raluca Vezeteu


MFT Stamps ~ Sketch Challenge 375

Hello and happy Saturday! I’ve got a zillion things to do but I wanted to sneak in a little stamping first. Have you ever woken up thinking of a card design? I do it all the time! I got an email the other day from My Favorite Things with the new sketch challenge, and last night I thought up the card above in my sleep. Here’s the sketch:

I’ve had this darling set called Fun in the Sun for a while but had not inked it up yet. I had so much fun coloring this little cutie and her accessories with Copic markers this morning. To create the background I used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink, then splattered on some Ground Espresso Distress Ink.. To create her polka dotted bathing suit I paper pieced some navy blue paper from the Spots & Stripes Brights Patterned Paper Collection from SugarPea Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you find some time to get crafty this weekend!

SugarPea Designs ~ Mix It Up Challenge #41

Hi stamping friends! Today I’m playing along with the current Mix It Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs:

My favorite part of the Mix It Up Challenge is that you can use either the sketch, or the inspiration photo, or both! Today I chose to go with the sketch. Here are the SugarPea Designs products I used:

Stamps: Otterly Adorable

SugarCut Dies: Otterly AdorableZigZag Stitched Circles

Accessories: Sea Spray Sparkly Shaker Collection

Don’t forget there’s a chance to win a gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs store, so be sure to play along!

SugarPea Designs ~ Hello

Hey crafty friends! I’m up on the SugarPea Designs blog today sharing a card I made with products from the new release last week!  One of my favorite products from the new release is the Hello SugarCut. Did you know that this is the “Sweet Incentive” item for this release? That means that you will get this fabulous die included with your order of $60 or more (excluding discounts or s&h) absolutely free! I am finding that I want to add this die cut to every card I make lately!! I also used the new Card Front Element Builder SugarCut. Oh I love the combination of a scalloped edge and stitching!

Check out the blog post HERE for details on how I made this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

SugarPea Designs Winter Release ~ It’s Almost Time!

It’s the final day of the Winter Release at SugarPea Designs! I hope you’ve enjoyed everything so far, and we’ve got even more fabulous products to share with you today! The set I used to create the card above is one of my favorites for sure! It’s called Better Together and it has a matching SugarCut die set too! I loved coloring every little cookie and the milk on this card, and this was my Valentine’s Day card for my hubby 🙂

And, here’s a card I made with the new Diagonal Striped CoverPlate SugarCut die:

I used the die to create a stencil, then applied distress ink in a fun color palette with some splatters for texture. I turned to one of my favorites for this release to finish off this card, the Hello SugarCut die (free with $60 purchase)…oh how I love this sentiment!

The new release goes live at 6 p.m. Eastern time tonight!!! In the meantime, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has come up with!

SugarPea Designs Winter Release ~ Day 4

It’s day 4 of the Winter Release at SugarPea Designs and today’s set called Topiary Garden is another one that is perfect for so many occasions! I used it to create a card that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or a birthday! And, how beautiful is this font?!? I love it so much!! This set also has a matching SugarCut set that will make creating beautiful cards a snap!

The new release goes live tomorrow at 6 p.m. Eastern time. In the meantime, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has come up with, and stop back tomorrow for our final day of sneak peeks!

SugarPea Designs Winter Release ~ Day 3

Hello! It’s day 3 of the Winter Release at SugarPea Designs and today we’ve got more amazing products to share! First up is the super sweet new set called Otterly Adorable. Is this cuteness overload or what?! It’s so exciting that there is a matching SugarCut die set too, so no fussy cutting! I paired this little guy with the wavy die from the new Card Front Element Builder that is also being released this week. I used watercolor paper and distress inks to create a watery background.

Next up is the fun new Striped CoverPlate SugarCut. I love that it has a panel built right in to highlight an image or sentiment! I used distress inks to create a fun splattered background before die cutting my watercolor paper. Then I added one of my favorites from this release, the new Hello SugarCut (free with $60 purchase). Finally I put clear acetate behind my die cut and added sequins for a fun shaker card.

The new release goes live this Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern time. In the meantime, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has come up with, and stop back tomorrow for more sneak peeks!