Saturday, April 30, 2011

A day filled with sunshine

This sweet fairy on Plate #125 by Samantha Rawlings just make me think of sitting outside in the sun on a beautiful Spring day.  Since it was snowing at my house this morning, I guess it isn't in my near future to do so, but I can certainly dream! 

Get Inky!

Fly away Fairy!

Here's one of the most delightful fairy stamps that was designed by well known artist Valerie Wade. This fairy is named Samantha (Plate #118). I love that name as it's my neice's name so I colored up this fairy with Samantha (or Sammie as we call her) in mind.

Samantha loves purple so I used a lot of that while coloring and added my favorite color which is orange. Once I colored the image, I used that color palette to select my card and embellishments. I had a wonderful sheet of orange with a sparkly background. I added lots of purple embellishments and die cut the saying out using nestabilities. I added some sparkle to the image's wings using Stickles.

Now I hope she will love this card when I present it to her.

Cheers all!


Friday, April 29, 2011

Blog Hop Winner is-----


please contact me @

with you last name so I can get out your $10 gift card.

Thank you everyone for partaking in our blog hop!

Grab Bags are Back!

We have put our grab bags back on our site, 10 unmounted stamps for only $20!!!!!!

more details on our website!

Lily Dreaming Beauty

I love the dramatic colors on this card! The lilies are colored with Copics to match the ones in the image! I hadn't used black ink for distressing before and really like how it worked on this. I also used a black Sakura gelly pen to give the flourishes some shine. Lots of texture on this one!

Supply List
"Lily Dream" by Ching Chou Kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps
Sentiment-Kaiser Craft Friendship Sentiments

Stamp Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress ink--Black Soot

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Paper-Basic Grey-Marrakech
Solid color card stock-Stampin Up

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, e30
Hair-bg05, bg07, bg09, bg78
Clothing-e07, e09
Eyes-w1, w3, w5, bg01
Lilies-yr15, yr09, yr18, r07, yg95, yr97
Ground-ygg95, yg97

Misc. Supplies
sponge for distressing
Black adhesive dots-unknown manufacturer
Lilies-Prima (colored same color as lilies)
Stickles-orange peel
black Sakura glaze pen
Ranger Glossy Accents
Sizzix dies- Flourishes #10 and #11
Cuttlebug or Big Shot
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Summer booklet

I have finally played with my bind-it-all for the first time. I've had it for about a year, but not played with it until today. I have been feeling like making other things than cards lately and this was the perfect project. As the weather is so beautiful here I jumped for joy when I found these papers in my stash.

The image I have used is radiant butterfly from plate 86 and I have cut around it so you might have not recognized it at first. I coloured her with promarkers to match the papers. I like how I manged to align her to the background paper as it looks like there are flowers coming out of her hair. There is some glitter on the butterfly and flowers, but it doesn't show properly.

The booklet has 12 pages in these wonderful colours. I think the image is perfect as there are butterflies on some of the papers too. I thought the black would clash, but think it only accentuates the bright colours. I was thinking about decorating it more with flowers and such, but I think the front should be flat to be practical and I didn't want to overwhelm the beautiful image. I also left the top blank so whoever gets this album can add their own text.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Winner of the candy wrapper challenge is------

-----------------Kate Palmer-------------------

Congratulations Kate, Please e-mail me and I will get your gift card out to you!

Blog Hop

The second blog hop will be open until Thursday night at 11:59 pm (eastern).

We will pick a winner on Friday.

Please make sure you post on this blog as well (under the actual blog hop, as that is one of the 12 comment postings)

Thank You.

Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop part 2!

Today we have a trio of gorgeous images to share with you! These debut images include our newest artist Rebecca Sinz, ching-chou kuik and Nikki Burnette.

Nikki Burnette

Rebecca Sinz

ching-chou kuik

We hope you have enjoyed seeing the gorgeous stamps. They can be pre-ordered at a special sale price during the hop in the Sweet Pea Stamps store. Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the 12 stops for the chance to win a $10 gift card! Happy Hopping!

Lasting Charm and Light the Stars

Today I have some cards to share with you.  I don't know about you but I have the hardest time decided with stamp I want to ink up and color first.  So as soon as I receive a package of Sweet Pea Stamps in the mail, I cut them all out add some Tack It Over and Over glue to the backs, let it dry and then I stamp 2 of each image out and they are ready to color when I want them.  But I still have a hard time deciding which one to color first so most of the time I start coloring the skin on all of them, since I don't have to pick colors out first and match papers and embellishments to them.  Does anyone else do this or do you just do one image at a time?
 For this first card I used one of ching-chou kuiks images called "Lasting Charm" , sheet 29 plate 97.  I wanted to color her up in some warm Fall colors and added a lot of different textures.  As green and brown are my favorite colors.

For this one I used Karen Middleton's "Light the Stars" sheet #5, Plate #116.  I think this little fairy is so sweet.  I used some Basic Grey DP.

  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I am having so much fun with all my Sweet Pea Stamps.  Oh make sure you go and see what's on sale over at the store HERE and stock up on all  your favorites.
Thanks for stopping by today and thank you for all your sweet comments.


Thank you!

Hi again!
Today I have this little thank you card to share with you all. It is a card I made especially for all those wonderful Sweet Pea Stamps blog hoppers who stopped by my blog and left me such beautiful comments.
Thank you so much!
This gorgeous image can be found on Samantha Rawling's sheet #3, Plate #125, along with three other extremely cute images.  These images are so cheerful, that they are bound to brighten anyone's day.
I kept the card pretty basic, using a Nestabilities die to cut the shape of the card.  Adding only a few embellishments really let this image pop out from the background.
Thank you for joining me today.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blog Hop Tomorrow!!!!!

We will be having another blog hop tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We will be unveiling 3 new sheets

One by Rebecca Sinz

One by ching chou kuik

One by Nikki Burnette

Make sure you swing by for your chance to win a $10 gift card

$25 Shopping Spree Winner is-----------------------------

-----------------------Diane Lapp---------------------------

Congratulations Diane!!!

Tuesday's Sale!!

This sale is for Tuesday, only!

Save 20% off on your entire order.

Simply enter:


at the time of checkout

(past orders excluded)

Weekend Blog Candy challenge

This weekend we are challenging you to create the most unique creation you can using only Sweet Pea Stamps and either Peeps or Easter candy wrappers! After you have uploaded your creation to your blog or other photo site return here and leave your link below! Good luck! Entries are due by Tuesday 11:59 pm. This is a random drawing! Winner will win a $10 gift card to Sweet Pea Stamps

Samples made by our design team:



Glittery Stars....

Hi Everyone,

Last week I had showcased Joanne Schempp's Peaches, stamping and coloring her on Millstone Classic Crest card stock (a beige color). This time Istamped and colored her on Solar White Classic Crest. My original intent was to color both card stock versions the exact same way....... well, you know me. I love to experiment with the different copic colors. And when I say experiment, you'll know what I mean when you see her skin colors:

Joanne Schempp's Peaches, Plate #142

She's colored with Copics and the background was done with chalk pencils then blended with a sponge. Once again, I colored first not picking papers (why do I do that to myself????) so it took forever to try to find something that matched the colors I used. The stars were left blank and filled with Stickles which gave it a nice glitter:

The orange panel underneath the image was from a Martha Stewart card pack and (thankfully) matched the color of her hair.

I really really must contain myself and start choosing papers first before I start to color. But, and I'm sure you'll agree with me, it is so much fun to color these wonderful Sweet Pea Stamps that all my good intentions go out the window as I escape the hustle and bustle coloring these wonderful, magical stamps.

Fly Dandelions

Today I share another marvelous stamp by chingchou kuiks Fantasy Art.  Fly Dandelions.....
I made my dandelions pink.  Artist's licence.....

You can find her and many other electrifying stamps at non other than Sweet Pea Stamps...

"Life's Beauty Inspires Me To Kreate"

Monday, April 25, 2011

Blog Hop Badge Winner--------------------------------


Please e-mail me at with your full name.

Congratulations Blackbird, you won a $20 gift card!

Thanks to all who posted our badge for this rounds blog hop

Friday's Blog Hop Winner is--------------

----------------------------------Lau W----------------------------------------

Congratulations Lau, please e-mail me with you full name so I can get you out your gift card for $10.

Thank you to all who partook in this rounds blog hop. Our next blog hop is Wednesday!

Orders placed Easter Sunday & Monday-----

All orders over $15 (before shipping) placed on Easter Sunday & Monday (April 24 & 25) will receive 4 unmounted stamps (our choice) with their order.

Past orders excluded.

Happy Easter!

Beauty at the Beach

This is one of the new artists for Sweet Pea Stamps, Renee Biertempfel. Her work is amazing! I loved coloring up her image.

Supply List

Image-"Sea Angel" by Renee Biertempfel for Sweet Pea Stamps

Stamp Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Paper and Solid Color Card Stock-Stampin Up

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, e30
Hair-e40, e41, e42, e43
Island-w5, e87, w1
Ocean-b0000, bg70, w1, w00
Sky-yr0000, y000, r00, r01, w00, w1
Wings-bg93, bg96, bg99
Clothing-w1, w3, w5

Misc. Supplies
Spellbinder/Nestability Die-Parisian Motifs
Cuttlebug or Big Shot
Adhesive Black Pearls
dimensional adhesive
Stickles "diamond"
Inkssentials, Enamel Accents-white for waves
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Ready for Bed

Today's card features a sweet image by Samantha Rawlings called Ready for Bed and can be found on Plate #58. She was colored with copics and the papers are Prima.

I love Samantha's images they are perfect for cards for children.

ching-chou kuik's The Moth ... in Yellow!

I made this card a while ago from one of my favorite images from Ching Chou Kuik. I love her circular images and this one is so soft and pretty! It left a lot of room for me to break out the bling and jazz it up! I colored the image with copic markers and then I used stickles, microbeads and rhinestones to jazz it up! I also used the cuttlebug to emboss texture on the background paper, and then I sponged it to show off all of that wonderful texture... and VIOLA!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Don't forget to check out all of the amazing new releases and artists that have just been added!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sassy Mermaid

Hi Sweet Pea lovers out there. Today I want to share you a new creation I made with this gorgeous and sassy mermaid stamp from the Terrell Dorfeo Art Collection. She comes with different sentiments and you can find her HERE.

I challenged myself and made a step card. Something I already wanted to do since longer as I like that shape and it is quite different with several steps to decorate. I thought this beautiful stamp would fit perfect for my first try.  

I coloured her with Distress Inks an heavy aquarell paper.

I made several photos to see more details of the card.

The designer papers I used are from my scrap box where I collect the remaining pieces of the papers I already used. So this shape is a great opportunity to use them, especially when you are like me and always take new paper sheets to work with.

On the middle step I added a blue iridescent paper, to let it look more like water and waves. The dies I used for the swirl and the leafs are from Magnolia and the flowers are from Wild Orchid.

Thank you so much for taking a look. Before you go check all the fabulous new artists at Sweet Pea Stamps.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Ching chou kuik's "Radiant Butterfly"

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!:)
 My week has been great, but hectic, so it has been a bit quiet here:)). Hope for some more "creative" time soon!:)
I've made an "fairy card" (just love them;D) again, and used another cute image from the  Sweet Pea-stamp-
ching chou kuik's "Radiant Butterfly". Making cards with these beautiful images from Sweet Pea is only fun and rekresjon:)
So here is my cards, colored with Distress ink refill on heavy akvarell paper 300gr.And I put some crackle accent on the shell:). If you want to see more picture of this card, you care welcome to visit my blog,!:)
 This beauty can be purchased as a single, or on a sheet with 3 other beautiful images Sheet #27/ Plate #86. Thank you so much for visiting:)
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.
Hugs, ellen

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thursday's Blog Candy Winner is-----

-----------------------Lady B.------------------------------

Congratulations! Please e-mail me at with your address so I can get your 5 pc. grab bag out to you.

Sparkly Spring Fairy

I am so ready for spring! I decided that to brighten up this cloudy day I would work with some cheery colors. I added lots of sparkle and blooms to finish it off! Nikki has some gorgeous fairy images be sure to check them out!

Supply List

Arden by Nikki Burnette for Sweet Pea Stamps

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Print-Basic Grey ""Olivia"
Solid color card stock-Bazzill Basics and Stampin Up

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, e30, e11
Hair-yr30, yr31, y32
Clothing/wings-r21, r22, r32, r24, yg61, yg63, yg67, w1. w3. 0
Flowers-w1, v01, b21, y17, 0
Eyes-w00, w1, w3
Background-w00, w1, w3, w5, w7, r000, r00, r01

Misc. Supplies:
White flowers
Diamonds and pearls (floral picks from Hobby Lobby)
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen "clear star"
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch "frond branch"
Chalks for cheeks
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Friday, April 22, 2011

Blog Hop-----

Angela was experiencing issues with her blog and her post is now loaded. Sorry for the inconvience this may have caused you, her posting is now loaded to her blog.

Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop Celebration Part 1!

We want to say thank you to all our wonderful customers, followers and the fantastic design team for your continued support! Today is the first part of the blog hop, it is circular so you can jump in anywhere along the line and won't miss a single gorgeous creation!

Our design team had the chance to work with the gorgeous new images by Renee Biertempfel and Joanne Schempp.

Renee Biertempful

Joanne Schempp
To purchase these gorgeous images just visit the Sweet Pea Stamps store!

One lucky hopper will win a $10 gift card - just leave a comment on all 7 stops! So if you will step this way on your journey we will see back here soon! You have until Sunday 11:59 pm eastern time zone to post on all blogs. Winner will be posted on Monday. Good Luck

Sweet Pea Stamps

A flower for you

Here's a wonderful dragon from Lisa Victoria's newest release on Plate #117. This image is called Butterfly Dragon. Isn't he the cutest? I knew I had to get this stamp as soon as I saw him. He comes with an adorable fairy girl and a smaller sized dragon stamp.

I used some wonderful papers from Wild Asparagus and K&Company to make the background and cut out the colored image with Spellbinders. I used some doodlebug ribbon and paper borders with a wonderful embossed prima flower as the final touch. Dragon Hugs!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursdays Blog candy winner---

will be posted on Saturday due to the blog hop

New Artist Alert!!!!!!!

We are pleased to have another new artist join us

Rebecca Sinz

be on the look out for the unveiling of her first sheet of stamps.

In the meantime, visit her site at:

Todays Perk:

FREE shipping, today only, April 21st (USA residents only)

Canada $2.00

All other countries $5.00

(please note: overseas customers: our website will not calculate your shipping, we will send you out a Paypal request for the additional shipping (if paypaling),

if paying by credit card, we will adjust it.)

Thursday's Blog Candy is------------------------------

**********a 5 unmounted grab bag*******************

this is an easy one:

What is your favorite Easty Candy?

You have until Friday at 6:00 am eastern time zone to post.

Winner will be announced on Friday

Wednesday's Blog Candy Winner is-----

------------------------Randi WS------------ please e-mail me at for your $5 gift card.

You have until April 23rd to contact me.



When I first saw Jinx by Brigid Ashwood all I could think of was the word FUN!!!  I think she would be perfection for a teenagers card.  You can find this Phunky Fairy at Sweet Pea Stamps.

Colored with copics, cut out and popped up!!!  The big X behind her is glossed with glossy accents.  3 safety pins hold the framing behind her together.  The word fun was stamped with some giant alphabet stamps!!! She was so much FUN to work with.  What are you waiting for?  Grab her and a few others for yourself!

"Life's Beauty Inspires Me To Kreate"

It's never to early...

It's never too early to start making Christmas card right?  I am one of those people that always have the good intention of making Christmas cards for my family, but come December I am rushing out to the shops to buy some.  So this year I am starting early.
I decided to make a set of Christmas cards using the gorgeous fairy images from Meredith Dillmans Sheet #1, Plate #76.

Japanese Fairy

Blue Fairy

Fairy Lights

As well as being available on a Sheet #1, Plate #76, these images can also be purchased separately. I am so glad I have made an early start. Who knows come December, it may not be a mad rush to buy Christmas cards.
Thank you for joining me today.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blog Hop Badge Contest

We will be having a Blog Hop this Friday April 22!
(and next Wednesday April 26, we will post more on this one over the weekend).
On Friday we will be introducing 2 new plates.

Those that post this badge, link back to the 
Sweet Pea Stamps Blog and add their link below
will be entered in a drawing.
One lucky winner will win a $20 gift card from Sweet Pea Stamps.
You must have it posted on your blog by the end of the day on April 20th 
and keep it up until April 23rd.
We will pick the lucky winner on April 23rd!

Wednesdays Perk!!!!

We have just added our grab bag to our website, 10 unmounteds for $20. This grab bag will be on our website Wednesday and Thursday only. Limit one per order

Grab bag

Wednesday only: Order a grab bag and get 3 extra images free

(for a total of 13 unmounteds)

Blog Candy..... Day #3 (Wednesday)

Todays Blog Candy is $5.oo gift card...........................................

What is your new find??????

(this can be anything, except for stamps, that you just recently purchased for cardmaking,

that you just love)

We will pick one winner, you have until 6:00 am on Thursday to post.

Winner will be posted on Thursday

Tuesday's Blog Candy Winner is-------

----------------Becky Dunham. Please e-mail me by April 23rd for your $5 gift card.


Busy, Busy

 I hope everyone is having a great week.  Today I have 3 cards to share with you.  This by ching chou kuik's called "Phoenix Allure" and she can be found on sheet 34 plate 129 with 3 other gorgeous images or as a single stamp.

 This one is by Karen Middleton's "Fluffie Fairie" and she can be bought as a single or on sheet #4, Plate #115 with 3 other cute little fairies.

 This is another image by Karen Middleton called "Believe" and you can find her on sheet #8 Plate #123.  I just love this image and it is so precious.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day and a wonderful Easter.