Welcome to our Design Team Gallery!

Welcome to the Sweet Pea stamps blog. Here you will find the Creative Team Gallery full of creations, submissions from our customers and current Sweet Pea happenings!

Visit our website at:
Sweet Pea Stamps

Current Events:
Visit One Sweet Challenge for your chance to win!

Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube!

Share your Sweet Pea creations on our blog by submitting them to Jennifer.


Our wonderful design team members are:
Lina
Jane
Suzi
Sande
Olivia
Tera
Holley
Jennifer
Denise
Ria


Please note: Stamps are made to order and and can take up to one week to ship out. Sweet Pea Stamps is a one person operation and strives for quality. Please visit the contact page for store concerns. Blog and Challenge questions may be sent to Jennifer at jennifer.willis@yahoo.com.

Thank you and I appreciate your business.~Lynette

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Please Read.....UPDATED VERSION

You are NOT allowed to resell our rubber stamps , as 'NEW' on any form of Internet websites (ie. Ebay, Artfire, Etsy, etc.) along with including picture from our artist (these are copyright images). You however can sell your 'USED' rubber stamps. The only persons allowed to sell our images online, as NEW, in their webstore, are our wholesale companies. Persons who violate our rules will be reported to the companies they are advertising them on.
Thank You,
Lynette McAnsh, owner.

Shipping Update

Please see our shipping update located on our website, regarding insured packages for lost packages.

Follow your Dreams

Hi Everyone,

For my card today, I used ©ching-chou kuik's Love is Gone. I also tried to step outside my comfort zone using several embellishments and lots of layers.


After coloring the image with Copics, I use my Copic Atyou Spica Glitter pens to add some sparkle. I also used Dimensional Glaze on the sun in the upper left hand corner. After assembling the layers, I stamped out the sentiment from Verticals Plate 4 but because it was a bit too long, I just cut the individual words apart, used Distress Ink to blend the edges, then layered them onto card stock and stacked them to make them fit :-).

I found some K&Co. Winter Wonderland Paper Pack & Die-Cut papers in the clearance aisle at Jo-Anns which worked great with the color theme. Just because it says Winter or Christmas, doesn't mean I can't use them for other seasons, right? The flower is from Prima and the butterfly embellishment is from Accent Factory.

Here is a close up, hopefully you'll be able to see the glitter:


I definitely have to work on adding bling & embellishments, to get comfortable with that. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to swing by Sweet Pea Stamps, especially if you haven't seen the latest release.... you're going to love it!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

WINNER OF THE BLOG HOP

The winner of the blog hop is..................................
ELISE! Plase contact me at sweetpearubberstamps@gmail with your address and the plate # you would like as your winning gift.

Moving Magic




I've made a card with a moving panel that displays different messages. It uses four different sayings and the main image Dragonfly Fantasy.

It might not look that spectacular at first glance, but the fun part is that you move the tab up or down on the left so that the frame reveals different messages...















I wrote the word "magic" above the image with black glitter glue. 

/Katarina

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thank You!

I want to first thank everyone who attended the blog hop yesterday. If you couldn't make it, you can still visit the hop today still and be entered to win a free sheet of stamps. I loved reading all your comments, you guys are what makes my business grow! Secondly, I would like to thank my design team for helping make this event a success, their wonderful card creations using these new stamps was above and beyond what I expected. I have said this once and will say it again, in my opinion, I have the most talented and dedicated ladies on my team.
The new sheets will be on sale through March 3rd. We will be picking a winner for the blog hop on Saturday, so check back to see the winner. We will not contact you, you need to contact me at
Thank you, Lynette

Easter Ocean

I love bunnies and I love mermaids. This new image, Easter Ocean, from ching-chou kuik;s Fantasy Art Collection lets me have both!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Connie-Thousand Years Waiting

I broke out of my comfort zone and tried a larger size card and I think I like it.  So much more room for so much more bling!
This card uses Plate #30 "Thousand Years Waiting" with a portion of a saying on that plate as well.  You can view this plate
(and all those luscious Fantasy Art images) HERE
Supplies:
Sweet Pea Plate #30
Pearls by Queen and Company
Spellbinders die "Classic Scalloped Squares"
Provo Craft die "Fancy Flourishes"
Flowers by Prima
Copic markers
Dye ink by Memento "Tuxedo Black"
dyed Skittles (unknown)
Black lace seam binding by Coats and Clark
Designer paper by Daisy D's
handmade glue dots

I cut half a sheet of 12x12 paper for my base card and folded in half to make the card 6x6"
I trimmed the dotted DP just a smidge smaller with another DP scrap layered across the center.  I added the binding over that strip with a diecut frame and the focal image over that.  Added some flourish diecuts and pearls and more bling than ever could have fit a smaller card.....can you tell I had a blast with this one?
Connie

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps New Artist Release Blog Hop! If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop, please return to the Sweet Pea Stamps blog.

Sweet Pea Stamps is excited to announce its newest artist:

Elaine Cox

Elaine creates beautiful and whimsical fantasy images. Including, fairies, mermaids, and ALICE!!!

Today, the Sweet Pea Stamps DT has previews of each of the amazing new images. Including a new sheet of Alice in Wonderland images. For all you ALICE fans, this sheet is a first in a series of Elaine Cox Alice Sheets that will be released by Sweet Pea Stamps. In addition, a companion Alice sentiment sheet is also being released today! Fun Alice themed sentiments to go with all of your Alice projects!

And be sure to check out the brand new Ching-Chou Kuik Fantasy Collection Sheet #10 being released today! Lots of Pirate-y goodness on this sheet!

To recap, there are four new plates being released today:

Plate #34 Elaine Cox's Fantasy Series
Plate #35 Elaine Cox's Alice Series
Plate #36 Ching-Chou Kuik sheet #10
Plate #37 Alice Sentiments

Here is a complete list of today's DT blog hop links, organized by each stamp set:

Plate #36 Ching-Chou Kuik Sheet #10:
Jennifer
Angela
Mag
Connie

Plate #34 Elaine Cox's Fantasy Series:
Randi
Alex
Katarina
Jennifer

Plate #35 Elaine Cox's Alice Series:
Micki
Alex
Traci
Randi

We will pick one winner for one free sheet of stamps. You must post a comment on each blog posting to be entered in the drawing. We will announce the winner on Saturday, February 27th.
These sheets will begin shipping on March 1st.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!
YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE HOP: Jennifer

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blog Hop SNEAK PEEK!


We will be releasing 4 new sheets during our blog hop! Here is a sneak peek, one from each sheet

Please Note: Orders

We took last week off, when we reopened, I started off with a new roll of rubber. This new roll of rubber must have been defective as sheets were sticking and buring. They shipped me some new rubber, which the UPS delivered at 7:00 pm last night, so I am a bit behind on orders but am doing my best to get these orders caught up. Please be patient. You can check the status of your order on our website tracking system. Thank You

Puppet Angel in the Circus

Hello! I used a new image from ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection called Puppet Angel in the Circus on my card today. I used a fence border punch turned upside down on top of another punch for a decorative detail in the background. I think this is a good way to get my money's worth out of my punches!

The Details:
Stamp:Puppet Angel in the Circus - ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (Sweet Pea Stamps)
Paper: Making Memories, Blush Red Dark, Vibrant Pink, Black (all Prism), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:
Skin: E50,E53,E55,R81
Hair: E00,E08,,E19,E18
Clothes and Wings: Y06,Y15,Y08,R24,R29,R39,R83,R85, both w/RV13 over them, R81, C5,C7,C9
Misc: Martha Stewart Fence Punch, EK Success Punch, Ribbon (?)


Have a magical day!
:-)Traci

My Sweet Valentine

Hi!! It's Angela here to show you 3 Valentine cards I made this year. The first 2 was for my Daughters and the last one was for a friend. For this first card I used Red Hearts sheet #6/ Plate #28 from Ching-Chou Kuiks Fantasty Art Collection. I used some Basic Grey Bittersweet DP.
Supplies used For card #1
Stamp: Red Hearts by Ching-Chou Kuik's Fantasy Art Collection Sheet #6/ Plate # 28
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Paper: DP/Basic Grey Bittersweet, Black CS/The Paper Company, Pink CS/coredinations
And the Red Hearts image was stamped on PTI White CS
Accessories: EKSuccess border punch, Heart punch( That I covered in Martha Stewart Fine glitter) Chipboard Black Glitter Swirl/ the Paper Studio, Flowers/ the paper studio and Prima, heart bling
Copics used:
Skin: E000,E00,E11,R20, R37 and R35 for lips, B12,B24,B000 for eyes
Hair: E50,E51,E53,E55
Clothes:R59,R37,R35,R32,R00,Rv02,Rv34,C-9,C-7,C-5,C-3
Background: Y00,Y11,B000,B60,B00,B01
I also used some Spica pens and some Sakura Metalic glitter pens
Card #2
For this card I used Come Softly Sheet #5/ Plate # 25 another beautiful ching-chou kuiks fantasy art collection. The sentiment is from another fantasy art collection Sheet #2/ Plate #21.
Supplies Used for card #2
Stamp: Come Softly Sheet #5/ Plate #25, sentiment Sheet #2/ Plate #21
Ink: Memento tuxedo, and Red CTMH ink
Paper: DP/ My Mind's Eye love nest, pink, light aqua,white and burgandy CS
Accessories: EKSuccess border punch, Corner punch that I took the guard off to punch the aqua border, the pink Ivy was the excess left over from the first cards border. Flowers with bling/ Petaloo
Copics used on card #2
Skin: E000,E00,E11,E50,R20,RV34
Hair: E50,E51,E53,E55
Reds-Rv69,R59,RV34,RV02,RV000
Blues: BG000,BG11,BG10,BG13,B02
Copic Multiliner 0.05,0.30
Sakura white and clear gel pens

Card #3

Well I hope you all have not gotten sick of seeing valentine cards since Valentines Day is gone and over with.

I created this card with "Love Is Gone" by Ching-Chou Kuik's Fantasy Art Collection, Sheet #7 and Plate #29. I created an Easel card with this image!! If you don't have any of this yet, you have got to get yours to add to your collection. They areso much fun to color and as you can see they are just beautiful. So what are you waiting for, go and order yours. I promise you won't be disappointed! Alos the new Plate #33 is out and while you are there look around and see if there are any you need to add to your collection.

Keep checking back to see more creations from our Design Team and creations from our wonderful customers. We love seeing everyones creations so send them in. Here are a list of the supplies I used for this card.
Card #3

Stamp: 'Love Is Gone' by Ching-Chou Kuiks Fantasy Art Collection, Sheet #7/Plate#29 @ Sweet Pea Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and CTMH's Vineyard Berry
Paper: DP- K&Company Valentine pack, Black CS, Card base GP and the image was stamped onto PTI white CS
Accessories:Making Memories pink ribbon, Fiskars heart border punch, Martha Stewart border punch, red bling hearts, pink jeweled bling, Metal heart in center of flower, Spellbinder Nestie's Label Die and the I heart you is from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection that I used to hold the card up to display
COPICS:
Skin: E0000,E000,E00,E11,R20 multiliner around eyes and eyelashes
Hair: E79,E49,E47,E57,E51,E50,E27 and blender
Clothes and roses:
Reds/Pinks- R59,R49,R37,R35,R43,R20,R00 and RV02
Black/Grays- 100,C-9,C-7,C-5,C-3,C-1( for blending)
Background:BV17,BV13,BV04,BV23,BV20,BV31,B60
Moon: E50,Y00,C-1,BV20,B60Leaves/Greens:G99,G85,G17,G28,and G00
Sakura white gel pen and Clear Star Pen, Copic Spica pen in black

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Amore

Something a little different....for me anyway. What do you think?


I wasn't sure about this card. When I'm not sure, I walk away from it, let some time pass and re-evaluate.

This shadow heart and the "Amore" sentiment are from Plate 27 . Beautiful, what I call 'collage' type stamps. You have to head over to the store to see the other stamps on this plate!!

This card is a very 'clean & simple' type card. Unless you are analytical like me, this card should take no more than 5 minutes to make.

I took the Spellbinders frame die and ran it through my Ellison to emboss only. Then used the same die with some DP from my scrap basket, this time to cut the paper. Attached the insert piece to the card. I used pigment ink to stamp the shadow heart, then cut it out using good ole fashion scissors (I generally use a craft knife). Found some ribbon that matched almost perfectly with the heart, which I wrapped around the front of the card. I used my craft knife to cut a slit on the fold end, the width of the ribbon. I attached the heart with foam dots hiding the ribbon ends. I used my oval punch on the "Amore" and finally decided to put in the lower right corner within the embossed frame. Don't ask me how long I agonized over that one, lo.

Did you notice something? No copics..... maybe that's why it didn't feel right at first. But it was fun to step outside my comfy zone and try something different. That's what makes these stamps so versatile.

Monday, February 22, 2010

February Project of the Month: Memory Bracelet

The project for this month is a memory bracelet. It is super easy and fun to make with just a few supplies.



Gumdrop Gang Easter Plate
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Neenah Solar White Card Stock
Chipboard (like a shirt liner works well)
Mod Podge
Diamond Glaze
Small Photos if desired
Printed Paper
Charm Bracelet or Asst Jump Rings to make a bracelet
Clasp
Hole Punch
1" Circle Punch
Pliers
Scissors
Piece of Wax or Freezer Paper

Stamp the images on the card stock and color.
Attach the stamped images and photos to the chip board with Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Attach a piece of decorative paper to the back of the chip board with Mod Podge and allow to dry.


Neatly trim the images out with scissors or punch.
Punch a hole at the center top of each charm.


Working on the wax/freezer paper, apply a thin layer of Diamond Glaze and allow to dry.
Flip charms over and apply a layer of Diamond Glaze to the backs and edges of the charms to seal and allow to dry.
If necessary use a large paper clip to push any Diamond Glaze out of the charm holes.
Make bracelet chain if needed.
Attach the charms to the chain randomly using jump rings.


Enjoy sharing!

Journey to Paris

A friend of mine sent me the wonderful Eiffel tower embellishment that is in the center of this card. It is made of air dry clay and has metallic ribbons in it also. Isn't it gorgeous!!! Rather than hoard this beautiful embellishment and pack it away with the rest of my stash, inspiration struck as I knew I had the perfect Sweet Pea stamp to accompany this embellishment. The Eiffel tower image, seen in the upper right and lower left corners of this card, is on Sweet Pea plate #6. I stamped the image onto white card stock using lightening black brilliance ink and then I embossed with clear detail powder. I double mounted the image on a metallic gold piece of card stock and then a black piece of card stock. I cut a piece of white card stock to 4 x 5 1/4" and sponged on some gold ink, but not enough to cover the card. After the ink dried I ran the piece through my Cuttlebug using the script embossing folder. I swiped a black ink pad and then the lightening black brilliance ink pad across the embossed card to highlight the script. I edged the piece using a gold Krylon pen and before attaching to a black card I attached a piece of printed twill ribbon with a gold star shaped brad to the left top corner. I then attached the embellishment and 2 stamped images to the front of the card. I love it when inspiration strikes and all the pieces of a card work together so well!!!
Chrissy

More Diagonal Tri-fold cards

I had so much fun making these small diagonal tri-fold cards that I've made more of them. You can see the dimensions and more about how these cards are put together in a previous post dated Jan 25, 2010. Or, you can Google 'diagonal tri-fold cards' to get more info about them.
I stamped this beautiful butterfly collage stamp found on Sweet Pea plate #2 using black India ink onto a background piece created on glossy card stock. Sorry for the glare that appears on my picture of the card front. Before doing anything else I used a Cuttlebug border embossing folder around all 4 sides of the front of the card. I then measured and cut a piece of silver metallic ribbon and attached it to the back of the butterfly image. I then attached the image and ribbon only to the left upper triangle of the card front.

With the left front panel partially opened you can better see the embossed edges of the front panels. I like how this Cuttlebug embossed border works so well with the design of the stamp. I think it provides an elegant, yet simple, look to the card.



The inside of this card is very simple. The 2 sentiments used are also on Sweet Pea Plate #2. I stamped them onto orchid card stock and trimmed with a decorative edge scissors. This is a small card and I think too much would overpower it. After all, it's the thought that counts.... and I love the thought that this sentiment is conveying.


For this diagonal tri-fold card I've chosen a sentiment as the front of the card. This sentiment and the images inside can be found on Sweet Pea plate #17. I love this sentiment and think this card is perfect to send to a special friend for no special occasion... just as a reminder that his or her friendship is special.
After cutting and folding the blue card stock, I cut a piece of decorative paper to be slightly smaller than the front panel. I cut that piece on the diagonal and attached each of the triangles to the left and right of the card front. I stamped the sentiment onto a small piece of blue card stock and then trimmed using an EK Success border punch. I attached a sheer blue ribbon to the back of the sentiment and then attached just the left side of the piece to the front left triangle of the card front.

In this picture I've flipped open just the left side of the card so that you get a better sense of how this card is folded. And you can see how the sentiment attached to the front of the card is only attached to the upper left triangle of the front of this card.



This is the card fully opened. These angel images are also on Plate #17. The miniature images on the left and right panel are the same as the image on the center panel. I stamped the miniature images onto an alcohol ink created background and the central image was stamped onto a piece of water color paper that I had sprayed with watercolor spray I had mixed using water and pearl ex powders. I matted the central angel image onto a piece of pink card stock so that it would pop a bit off the card.

The heart collage image found in the center of this card is on Sweetpea Plate #27.
After cutting and folding the card I ripped a piece of handmade background paper that a friend had given me. This piece is actually made from a brown paper bag! I centered it across the card front before cutting it in half on the diagonal and then adhered to the card front with double sided tape. I stamped the heart collage image using india black ink onto a piece of white card stock that I had sponged with various colors of distress inks. I trimmed to slightly larger than the heart. I measured and cut a piece of purple ribbon so that it would fit around the card and tie into a bow. I taped the ribbon to the heart first and then attached the left upper portion of the heart image to the left upper triangle of the card front only.

In this picture I've opened up just the left side of the card. I used some gold metallic heavy card stock pieces on the inside and stamped 2 of the sentiments and 1 of the other images from Plate #27. The card stock really soaked up the ink so the words and images are fairly light colored even though I used black india ink.


With the card opened to it's fullest, you can see the placement of the sentiments and the image more clearly. I used another piece of the same background paper on the inside center panel. I think it helps to highlight the stamped sentiment.

Bird Collage stamp

Take a look at Sweet Pea plate #27; there are some great collage images there. Check out this bird collage image.
I stamped the image with black VersaFine onto a piece of background that I had created with various colors of inks. I mounted it onto a piece of wine colored card and then onto a piece of gold card that I ran through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. Before attached the entire piece to the black card, I wrapped and tied a copper colored ribbon around the bottom of the card.
Chrissy

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mag - Dance of Butterfly


Hi everyone !!!
Here is a new Ching-Chou Kuik's card
with an amazing stamp :
Dance of Butterfly
I love it and I think this is one of my faves :)
Hope you will enjoy.

Ching-Chou Kuik'stamp Dance of Butterfly
Papers Bazzill et Basic Grey
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page "Shell"
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Kaiser pearls, hat pins, fabric butterflies

Copics :
Skin : E000, E01, E11
Hair and Mermaid Tail : RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Clothes : Y06, YR0000, YR00, E35, E39
Moon : YR0000, YR00, Y06, RV21
Background : RV95, RV99

XOXO
Mag :)



Spring-Moony-Night

This beautifully detailed stamp is ching-chou kuik's Spring-Moony-Night. It is sold individually or as a part of Plate #22. I love the wishful look on her face, as though she is holding up a lantern waiting for her partner to come home. Next time I use this stamp, I am going to either cut the background out and use black paper or I will just color the background dark blue or black.


The image is stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic Markers. I mounted the stamped image on printed paper, the same paper that I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment (plate #4). I used some detailed paper ribbon from K&Co across the bottom and enhanced it with bling.

Have a wonderful day!

Holley

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Attaching ATCs with Glassine Envelopes

Stamp: Ching-Chou Kuik's "Spring Luna" Fantasy Art Collection, Sheet #8, plate #30

For my card today, I used a small glassine bag. These are the perfect size for ATCs. And, a great way to attach your ATC to a card without ruining it! I used decorative scissors to cut the bag at an angle, so most of the image would show, but left enough that the ATC would stay firmly in place. I then used some adhesive to attach it to the cardstock.




Too finish my card off, I added a few border lines with a ruler and my aqua Souffle pen by Sakura.

I pulled the ATC out of the envelope, so that you could see it....


A few of you have commented on my bright colors. If you see a card with shocking, vivid colors, chances are I am using my Fluorescent Copics. For instance, FV2, is Fluorescent Dull Violet. A gorgeous bright purple. You can see it on the sample posted below. My favorite bright pinks however, are RV04 Shock Pink and RV06 Cerise. Which I used on the card above. And, yes, they are bright!

Stamp: Ching-Chou Kuik's "Dance of Butterfly" Fantasy Art Collection, Sheet #6, plate #28

Blue Spring Luna

Hello! Today I have made a card using Spring Luna from ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 8, plate 30). I have decided to be more playful with the skin colors, which is hard for me because I am pretty comfortable (maybe too comfortable!) with my usual skin coloring! I am very happy with how it turned out though! You should try doing something different than you are used to. If it turns out terrible then what have you really lost besides a little time, and it may turn out wonderful!

The Details:
Stamp: Spring Luna (ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection - sheet 8, plate 30) from Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: DCWV, Marigold Morning (retired SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:
Skin: B91,B93,V000,BG000 over all
Hair: V000,V01,V04,V15,B63,BG000
Tail:V04,V15,V06.B63
Background:Y21,YR21,YR23
Misc: Stardust Stickles, Purple and Starry Night Stickles, Scallop Edge Punch (SU), Sakura Glaze Pen

I hope you have a wonderful day!
:-)Traci

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thousand Years Waiting



Hi, everyone!! I 'm Angela the newest member of the Sweet Pea design team.
When Lynette asked me to be on her design team I was just over the moon with excitement!!

First thing I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am 35. I have been working for the same company for 16yrs where I work full time as an Inventory Analyst. I have been married to my husband Bill for almost almost 10 yrs. I have 3 children 2 daughter age 16 and 5, and my son is 9. I live in Tennessee. I have been scrap booking for 9yrs and stamping for about 4yrs. I love creating anything with paper!! I just love taking new pictures of my children and scrap booking them! So enough about me, here is my DT card.


For this card I used Thousand Year Waiting she is on sheet#8, plate #30. And you can go and purchase her HERE.


This is probably one of my favorite images. She is just so beautiful!! I did use a multiliner to make her eyelashes a little longer, so her eyes would stand out more. And I also went over all the black areas with the copic multiliner also. Just to make the black areas darker. I hope you love her as much as I do and you will go get her for yourself.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Thousand Year Waiting(ching chou kuiks fantasy art collection sheet #8/plate#30) at Sweet Pea Stamps :by Ching Chou Kuik, the sentiment is also from this set
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress ink in Walnut Stain
Paper: DP- DCWV/The Far East Stack, CS in light aqua, purple and brown
Image was stamped on PTI White CS
Accessories: Butterfly and leaves were in a precut package from Joann, Branches Die/Quickuts, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant Die, Gemstones by the Paper Studio, Clear Star and White Sakura Gel Pen, Foam Tape
Copics Used:
Skin: E0000,E000,E00,E11,E04,R20
Hair: E40,E41, black Spica pen over black
Clothes: B45,B39,B34,B32,B23,B24,B12,B00,B000,B000,B60,BV31,V15,BV13
100,C-5,C-3,C-1, black Spica Pen
Background: Rv000,V000,BV20,BV04,BV31
I also went over a lot of the black area's and colored and outlined a little darker with a Copic Multiliner (0.05, 0.3)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fantasy Easter Ocean


This card was created using the new Fantasy Easter Ocean from the ching chou kuik Fantasy Art Collection, Plate #30. It is the prettiest Easter stamp I have ever seen. The base is a hot pink mica card stock, the background is the handmade line from ProvoCraft. All of the flowers are Prima, pearls are Queen & Co. The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink from Tsukineko and colored with Copic markers. A touch of glitter was added with a Sakura Glitter pen.

Into You...


Hi everyone,

Today I wanted share another card created with chin-chou kuik's My Buddy. This image has such a woodsy feeling that I tend to use earthy-woodsy type colors every time I color this image.

This is one of my favorite images, perhaps because it evokes memories of my childhood roaming the forests in Germany or perhaps because of the frog. I'm not a big fan of real frogs, but love love love frogs in my paper crafting world. Weird - I know.... :-)

Since my desk is covered with bit of scraps, embellishments and ribbon pieces, I tried to lessen the pile by using some of the embellishments from my scrap pile on this card. I love it when I can use up my scraps.

I put the sentiment which comes on Plate 22 on the inside of the card:


A quick card which any nature lover would enjoy, don't you think?

Make sure to head over to Sweet Pea Stamps to check out that latest sale. And while you're there, you should check out the Fantasy Art Collection sentiments grab bag special.... what a great deal and a great way to get 6 unmounted sentiments from the Fantasy Art Collection. Can't ever have too many sentiments :-).

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The February 15th Blog Follower Winner!

so sorry for the delay time got away this week! There were 181 followers and 53 who spread the word and the winner for this drawing is #28 - Kim Dellow from the UK. Congratulations Kim, please email Jennifer with your mailing address!




All of our followers are entered into a contest. The prize is 2 cards from our designers. On the 15th and 30th of the month, we will draw the name of one lucky follower of the design team gallery (this blog) and post to their blog that they have won. The winner can contact Jennifer with their mailing address and your prize will be on the way!

Additional entries can be earned by spreading the word about our contest! Just enter the link of the post below - an additional entry will be given for each verified link on the day of the drawing.

*Now you can use these wonderful blinkies to spread the word!

Good Luck!