SugarPea Designs ~ Mix It Up Challenge #43

Hello stamping friends! Today I’m joining in on the current Mix It Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs. The great thing about the Mix It Up Challenge is that you can use either the sketch or the inspiration photo, or both! I have used both on my card today. Check out the challenge:

For my card I used the Pretty Peonies set, which you may have noticed I cannot get enough of! For the sentiment I used the Heartfelt Sympathy set. Sometimes beautifully detailed flowers like the one in the Pretty Peonies set can be intimidating for those of you that aren’t as into coloring as others, but a card like this shows that you don’t have to color at all! I began by stamping the peony in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then simply sponged on some Picked Raspberries distress ink around the edges, then spattered a bit of ink and water about too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll join the challenge this month (don’t forget there’s a prize to be won too!), we love to see what you create!

Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hi there! It’s time for the Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop, and I’m excited to share a card I created using some fabulous SugarPea Designs products! I used the Caffeine Addict stamp set
along with the Large Striped CoverPlate SugarCut die. I created the background using Distress Oxide inks in worn lipstick and cracked pistachio, then adhered the cover plate over the top. I colored the coffee cup with Copics and fussy cut it out, then using my trusty Misti, lined up my sentiment.

SugarPea Designs is a sponsor too, offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky hopper! You’ll definitely want to check out the hop, there are tons of prizes to be had and so much caffeine filled inspiration!

SugarPea Designs ~ Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

Hi there! Now that you’ve got some of the goodies from the latest release at SugarPea Designs, the DT is back with some fresh inspiration in today’s blog hop!

For my card I used the SugarCut – Postage Stamp. The set of dies is fantastic for so many projects! I love that there are two sizes of postage stamp dies for layering and how about that font? Love it! The x’s and o’s were perfect for my card. Check it out:

I also used the SugarCut – You, along with the Sweet Sentiments – You stamp set. I added a bit of Princess Sparkly Shaker Collection Sequins to my shaker, I just love the sequins that SugarPea Designs offers! Check out all the different colors HERE!

There’s a $20 Gift Certificate involved, just hop along for your chance to win!

Amy Kolling
Amy Rohl
Amy Tsuruta

Lea Lawson

Kelly Lunceford

Kerin Sylvester

Natalia Zubkova
Raluca Vezeteu
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Vera Yates

Melissa Andrew
Mindy Eggen

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

SugarPea Designs

Hi there! I’m up on the SugarPea Designs blog today, sharing a sympathy card I created with the gorgeous Pretty Peonies set.

You can see all the details on how I created this card, along with more photos on the SugarPea Designs blog! Here are the supplies I used:

Pretty Peonies

Pretty-Peonies

SugarCut – Sympathy

SugarCut-Sympathy

Heartfelt Sympathy

Heartfelt-Sympathy

SugarCut – Card Front Element Builder

SugarCut-Card-Front-Element-Builder

SugarCut – Stitched Flags

Stitched-Flags

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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!!