Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Splash of Red.....

I am sharing a monochromatic beauty with you today with a SPLASH of RED.  This is Telsa by Nikki Burnette.  You can purchase her and he other wonderful artwork at SWEET PEA STAMPS.

I colored her with all cool tone grays in Copics and then added just a splash of red.  Matted her with some swirls and added a feather in her hat and 3 more as accents. She was a pleasure to color and Kreate with.

Check out all the great sales going on at Sweet Pea Stamps and do not forget to enter the In A Sweet Pea Dream challenge.

"Life's Beauty Inspires Me To Kreate"

Purple Beauties

I loved these images from Meredith Dillman's Sheet #3, Plate #94.
They have such a great depth to them.
 With the cards I decided to challenge myself and use the color purple.
This is normally a color I would avoid, for some reason I find it hard to work with.
Raven's Treasure
The Hidden Self
I found the images a joy to color, putting them on cards was the hard bit.  but overall I think they turned out okay.  Is there a color you would normally avoid using?  If there is, grab them out and have a play, it is great to challenge ourselves every now and then.
Hugs Renee

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NEW ARTIST! Melissa Dawn

Please welcome Melissa Dawn to our list of artists. Check back soon for the release of her first sheet of stamps. In the meantime, you can check out her beautiful art at:

Last Call--------

What: Alice in Wonderland/ Little Red Riding Hood Card Contest

When: March 30th

Where: Here, just send your card creation to:

Details: Use any stamps from the link below (excluding Coral Immersion & Enchanting Gold)

this must be an image, you can add the sentiments to go with the image. No other stamp companies image can be used, must be a SPS image. The design team and myself with judge the cards. Winners will be posted April 5th. There will be:

First Place: $25 gift card

Second Place: $10 gift card

Third Place: $5 gift card

A few cards to share

 This card is a Sweet Pea Stamps card using one of Karen Middleton's images called Little Pink Fairie Sheet #8 Plate #123.

For this one I used "Butterfly Dragon" by Lisa Victoria, Sheet #10 Plate #117.

For my third card I used "Edeline" by Nikki Burnette, Sheet # 3 Plate #92.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Terra Bidlespacher's Journey

Hi Everyone,

Today I'll be sharing a card made with Terra Bidlespacher's Journey:

Journey is available as a single stamp or as part of Plate #103. The sentiment is from Plate #24.

She is stamped onto Neenah Super Smooth 80lb Solar White card stock with Tuxedo Memento Ink and colored with Copics.

I added a little Gloss to the wings and some rhinestones.

I've been eying my rickrack ribbon and thought it would work with this image. I have such a hard time with adding embellishments :-(. Although you only see a little of the rick rack strips, it does add a nice touch and is reminisce of waves.

As with all of the stamps at Sweet Pea Stamps, she was a joy to color even if I was a little intimidated. Honestly I am always intimidated when I start out, but the sheer magic of these stamps takes over. I know you know what I mean, right?

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the SALES page at Sweet Pea Stamps!

Align Center

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday thru Friday!!!!

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Altered Moon Mermaid

Stamp: "Moon Mermaid" -Meredith Dillman's sheet 5 plate 99

I love this artsy mermaid by Meredith Dillman! For today's project, I used the new mega sized bottle caps from Maya Road. The new bottle caps are over 3.5 inches wide. Love! I cut an old plastic Prima flower cylinder in half and glued my colored image on. I used the large bottle cap as a base.

I used nearly all of the new Copic colors on the image. I drew up a quick reference chart for those of you wondering about the latest Copic color additions. The colors with the asterisks are new. The others are just for comparison. I tried to make sure the colors were as accurate as possible, but there may be variations. This is just to give you a rough idea.

New Copic Colors (click to enlarge)

Thinking of You

I am in love with this beautiful image from artist Brigid Ashwood. She's elegant. She looks so deep in thought and I added a wonderful "Thinking of You" stamp to the top of the card. This gorgeous woman comes from Plate #104 with another stunning stamp.
I wanted to make part of her look almost wooden and the other part look human so I am mixing a family of brown copic markers with skin tone copic markers. These colors go wonderfully with a brown cardstock base and red/black highlights. The border punch is from Martha Stewart and the bling I used is from Queen&Co.

I think this image itself makes the card say everything. A few beautiful embellishments to highlight the image is all it takes to give a wonderful greeting to the person you are thinking of.

Hope this card inspires you to go make a card today!
Cheers, Holley

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday & Monday Coupon

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Butterfly dreams

I'm back with a card and this time I have used come softly as my image. I really love the soft look and feel of this beauty - like a wonderful dream...

It's a very recycled card as I have used small parts of plain paper and embellished them as much as I could instead of digging through my scrapbook papers.

I really like the soft shades, but how the image stands out more. It's like the papers are faded and the image is as clear as ever. Almost like those old photos - but reversed :D


I have tried to imitate a watercolor look by outlining this beautiful image by Meredith Dillman
Plate #98 "Airships"
with Copic markers.
IRL it was a success.  I just don't think the beauty transfers via my scanner.
I dragged the large end of my blue Sketch marker across the
sky area but it shows up white here?

You will find this lovely image by

I layered the girl onto brown frame, then onto some dp by Tim Holtz
and then onto more brown.  I added a corner piece of blue
netting that has some white "bumps" in the bottom corner
that I have been hoarding for years.
Some brown pearls by Kaiser and it is enough.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fantasy Easter Ocean

Today I would like to share a card made using ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Easter Ocean (Plate #30). Right now this image is available for an unbelievable price as a single! With Easter just around the corner, it is the perfect image to have. The sentiment comes from Plate #32. The papers are Prima, the flowers Wild Orchid and the image was colored with copics. Thanks for stopping by!

Inspired Interruption

This cool stamp is by Meredith Dillman. This project was inspired by the amazing Angela. See how she colored her up here. I am just in awe of her coloring skills! You'll see what I mean when you check it out.

Supply List
Interrupted by Meredith Dillman for Sweet Pea Stamps

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer papers-unknown
Solid color card stock-Stampin Up
Metallic paper-unknown

Copic Markers
Skin Tones-yr0000, e000, e01, e11
Hair-e50, e51, e53, e55
Eyes-b0000, b000, b41
Dress/wings-b91, b93, b95, b97, b99, w1, w9, 0

Misc. Supplies:
Chalks for cheeks and background
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive
Glitter wire, Recollections
Martha Stewart leaf punch-frond branch
Gold adhesive gems
Stickles "stardust" for background
Decoart fine glitter for background
Gold lace-unknown manufacturer
Roses to paint with navy watercolor paint
Smooch (diluted to touch up roses)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lady Bug and Little Demon

Hi everyone, I have some cards to share with you using 2 of our NEW artist Joanne Schempp's images. I spent the day with my Mom shopping and I used some of my new goodies on my cards.

This 1st one is Lady Bug and she can be found on sheet #1, Plate #130.
Here is a close-up of "Lady Bug".
This is "Little Demon" also by Joanne Schempp at Sweet Pea Stamps.

Here is a close up of Little Demon.

I hope you like this new images and they will start shipping on March 28th.
Have a great rest of your weekend.

Sweet Pea Stamp Off!

Round 3 of the Stamp Off! begins today. The three winning cards are posted on the Stamp Off! page. The final challenge is to create an altered item. The challenge will run through 4/9/2011. The Sweet Pea Design Team will vote for the winner which will be posted on the blog on 4/11/11!  The three projects will be posted to the Stamp Off! page on 4/10/2011. Good Luck to the Stamp Off! Finalists.

Rachel Anderson's Pixie Dust...It REALLY Is All You Need!

Ever hear that saying? All you need is a little pixie dust? Well, I found it PERFECT that this was the name of this stamp from Rachel Anderson...look at that little gal sprinkling fairy dust and magic all over! I stamped the image onto watercolor paper with Stazon ink and then I watercolored her. I used atyou spica pens for the sparkling accents and I followed a sketch that I found on Splitcoast. This is a pretty clean card for me because I ADORE embellishments and I feel like the more the merrier when it comes to piling on the goods!

Here is a close up of this fairy... look how serene she is! Thanks so much for popping in and please be sure to keep checking the blog! Lynette has wonderful sales... and ya never know when she will pop up a special!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Li'l Butterfly Fairy

Today's card features one of the adorable images from Samantha Rawlings - Li'l Butterfly Fairy can be found on plate 62 along with three other equally sweet images.

She was colored with pencils, the papers are mostly Basic Grey and a bit of Cosmo Cricket. Don't forget to enter your vote for the Stamp Off contest - thanks for stopping by!

Precious Flutters

First I wanted to create a black and white card. I had already the papers ready and started to colour up the image. Then I had the inspiration that this adorable fairy called 'Flutters' from the Terra Bidlespachers Art Collection at Sweet Pea Stamps have to wear a bit of pink as well. And so it was. I distressed the vellum paper with white felt flowers on with some pink Distress Inks. And I found those pink edges on my stack as well. And so this card was born. The papers are all from local stores, and so the ribbon as well. The flowers I used are from Wild Orchid.

You can find this fabulous stamp here on plate 103 together with tree more gorgeous images. 'Flutters' is available as single stamp as well.

Thank you for watching. Have a wonderful day. And check out the two other sheets of the great artist Terra Bidlespacher. You won't miss those lovely images of her.

Hugs, Karina

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hello Spring…….

First off I would like to apologize for the pic of my card.  
I forgot my camera at our cabin and had to scan instead!!!

Welcome Spring or so I thought until we got hit with snow again yesterday.  Every time it just about melts we get a snowstorm again.  Hopefully this will be our last and we will see butterflies floating by soon.

My card today is another beauty Caron Vinsons Art Collection called the blue Fairy!!!  This beauty can be purchased alone or with 3 others at non other than SWEET PEA STAMPS!!!!!  I adore the sweet innocence this artist portrays in her work.  They are such a joy to work with.

Colored with copics and some stickles here and there she is framed and bowed along with a few pearls.  A simple way to say Hello Spring!!!!

"Life's Beauty Inspires Me To Kreate"

Midnight Rose Fairy

This beauty is one of Elaine Cox's creations. She was a joy to ink up and create with! This entire sheet of stamps is stunning! You will want to check it out!

Supply List

Midnight Rose by Elaine Cox for Sweet Pea Stamps

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer papers-unknown
Solid color card stock-Stampin Up
Metallic paper-my own creation
Navy Mulberry paper

Copic Markers
Skin Tones-yr0000, e000, yr000, e51
Hair-e41, e42, e43, e44
Eyes-b000, b00, b01, e13, y26
Dress-v91, v93, v95, v99
Wings-bv0000, b0000
Moon-b91, b93, b95, b97, 0
Roses-b37, b39, g64, g99
Outline shading-t1, t3, t5, t7, 0

Misc. Supplies:
Chalks for cheeks Scotch ATG gun and adhesive
Glitter wire, Recollections
Lavender and light blue felt/fleece
My Favorite Things "Die-namics" dies-rolled flowers (3 sizes)
Martha Stewart leaf punch
Diamond adhesive gems
Ranger Glossy Accents
Decoart fine glitter
Spellbinder/Nestability Die-Lg. Circle
Cuttlebug or Big Shot

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

NEW Release!!! Plates #134 & #135

ching chou kuik's sheet #35, plate #134:

Karen Middleton's sheet #10, Plate #135:

both, above, available for pre-ordering.
Details on website

Sweet Pea Spring Cleaning, Drawing and Contest updates!

We currently have an enormous amount of overstock - 9 pages of items on sale for 25% - 75% off (excluding pre-order sheets)! This is for a limited amount of time, once they run low they will be back to regular prices, so stock up now. 

Our next giveaway will be for $25.00. All orders placed from March 18th through April 23rd will be entered in a drawing for a $25 shopping spree for Sweet Pea Stamps. Good Luck everyone, who knows maybe I will be posting your name on here on April 25th.

Don't forget to come back here on March 26 to vote for your favorite fancy folded card - only three will move on to the final round!

And in the sidebar there are many gorgeous sheets of new images to pre-order! These can all be found on the new items page of the store.

Hayden and her friends are on sale for a limited time at 25% off. To view these cuties, go here:


NEW Release! Plate #133

Elaine Cox's Mermaid Portraits

sheet #18, plate #133

on pre-ordered

Details on website

Stamp Off Voting for Round 2!

Today the 10 semi-finalists submissions for the Stamp Off are available for voting! Each one is gorgeous - a must see. Please take the time to vote for the one you feel best fits the challenge - create a fancy fold card that is over the top! You can find all the entries and the poll on the Stamp Off Page.

A Ton To Share

I hope everyone had a great weekend with your family and friends.  Today I have a ton of cards to share with you that I created last week. For the first one I used ching chou kuiks "Peony" stamp at Sweet Pea Stamps. You can buy her as a single or on sheet #29 Plate #97 with 3 other gorgeous stamps.

I used some K&Company DP along with some K&Company 3D Die cuts.

I used some foam tape under my image to add dimension, Spellbinders Label Die and some green and purple stickles.
After I colored my image with copics the card came together fast.
Here are the copic colors I used.
E17,E15,E33,E31,E50,E51 and E53

For this card I used "Little Daisy" by Karen Middleton at Sweet Pea Stamps.  You can purchase her as a single or on Sheet #3 Plate #114.

I used some My Minds Eye DP and some Martha Stewart Sunflowers.

For this card I used "Dancing Leaf" also by Karen Middleton and she  is one of the other precious little fairies on the same sheet.
I colored her in my little girls favorite Spring colors.  Don't look too close as I forget to color the berries on her leafy plant.
The DP is from K&Company by Amy Butler.  I used a Fiskars and a Martha Stewart Border punch.

  This one is "Sunrise" by Rachel Anderson sheet #2 Plate #111 or you can purchase her as a single at Sweet Pea Stamps.
 I used some Colorbok DP and flower embellishments. The butterfly I got in the craft department at Michaels, ruffle ribbon,  oval Spellbinders and some aqua rhinestones.
Here are the copic colors I used.
Skin:E11,Eoo,Eooo,YRooo   R21
Hair: E50,E51 and E53
Dress: BG49,BG13,BG11,BG000,BG0000
Browns- E35,E31,E29

For this card I used one of Brigid Ashwoods Phunky Pharies "Jinx", you can by her as a single or on Sheet # 1 Plate#74 at Sweet Pea Stamps.
For this card I used some new Colorbok DP , Aqua and black CS, EKSuccess border punches, Quickuts dies, Spellbinders Labels, foam tape, Sizzix corner die, Diamond Rhinestones. MS Glitter and Sakura Clear gel pen.
Here are the copic colors I used for Jinx.
Skin:E11,YR000,YR0000,E01 and R21
Hair and shoes: C9,C8,C7,C5,C3,C1
Dress and background behind her: BG09,BG07,BG72,BG13,BG11
Okay that was a lot to share.  I still have so many that I am working on so next week I may have just as many to share.  I have been having a blast with all the new Sweet Pea Stamps.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day and the rest of the week.