Thursday, June 30, 2011

3 new releases- Plates 170, 171 & 172

Plate #170 by Anna Marine:

Plate #171 by Katerina Koukiotis:
Plate #172 by Rebecca Sinz:

now on pre-order. Details on website

Wacky Wednesday Badge Winner---

is 'casper'. Please e-mail me at

with your first and last name so I can get out your $20 gift voucher to you

Thank you to all who parktook in promoting this for me

Wacky Wednesday Winners!!!!

Question #1 winner: Natalie x Paselka $5 gift voucher
Question #2 winner: Splaxhbunny - one unmounted stamp, our choixe
Question #3 winner: Nancy Bush- $5 gift voucher
Questin #4 winner: Christine cndn stamper- $5 gift voucher
Question #5 winner: Bettina- $10 gift voucher

can you 5 please e-mail me at
with your first and last name. Splash bunny, I need your mailing info.

Thank you. Check back nexk week for our next round


Hi all you awesome Sweet Pea fans.  Today I have a lot to share with you.  This first card I used  Rebecca Sinz "Regal"sheet #2 (Animal Series) Plate #156.

  For my second one I used an image by Joanne Schempp called "Blue Pearl" and you can find her on sheet #5, Plate #151

For my 3rd card I used another stamp by Joanne Schempp called  "Barbara's Butterfies" and she can be found on the same sheet as "Blue Pearl" 

  And for my last card I used another image by Joanne Schempps called  "Draetha"sheet #3, Plate #142, or see can be purchased as a single.

All images can be purchased on a sheet or as a single. 
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week.


Connie-Planting Seeds by Valarie Wade

Today I am showing you what I made using Sweet Pea artist Valarie Wade's
"Planting Seeds" image from plate #118
which you can find by clicking

Supplies used:
stamp from Sweet Pea plate #118
Class A'Peels stickers (words)
various gems and jewels from my stash
Spellbinder die "Lacey Ovales"
Copic markers/airbrushing
Cuttlebug embossing folder "D'Vine Swirl"
cardstock/papers unknown

I masked the pretty fairy and airbrushed a light blue
around her.  Masked oval area and airbrushed darker
blue around edges for contrast.
Colored image with Copic markers and added gems here and there for glitz.
I added some white spots that seem to detract rather than add to the
effect I wanted IMO.
Sometimes the hardest part of making a card is knowing when enough is enough??

This card will go to my little 6 year old granddaughter for her birthday 
as she loves anything glitzy or sparkly.....

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out plate #118 for
even more delightful images by Valarie Wade.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wacky Wednesday!!!! Candy #5

Last one! A bit harder. The winner will win a $10 gift voucher. No picture this time.

On plate #141, who is the artist and what is the name of the 4 images on this plate

the first one to answer correctly will win the 410 gift voucher.

Wacky Wednesday!!!! Candy #4

what image is this and who is the artist of this image. the first correct answer will win a $5 gift voucher

Wacky Wednesday!!!! Candy #3

What is the name of this image and who is the artist? The correct answer, the Winner will win a $5 gift voucher

Wacky Wednesday!!!! Candy #2

What plate # is the main image on this card from??? the first person to name the correct plate # will win a free stamp, our choice.

winner will be announced tomorrow

Wacky Wednesday candy #1!!!!!

We will be only doing 5 giveaways today, as I have a bad headache today.

The first person to name this stamp and artist correctly, will win a $5 gift voucher:

all winners will be posted tomorrow

Halloween in July

Hi my dear Sweet Pea lovers out there. Karina here today. I have three cards to share with you today. Have fun look at them.

Lately I was so much in the mood for making a Halloween card. No wonder if you see those gorgeous new stamps of the fabulous artist ching-chou kuik. Take a look at them HERE. For my card I used 'Duo' and you can find it on plate # 148. On this plate you can find three more amazing Halloween themed image, and comes as a single stamp as well. 

For this card I used a paper I love so much. It is perfect for Halloween themed cards. It is from My Mind's Eye and is called Blackbird. The borders I punched out is from the backside of this paper. I used a grass die from Magnolia for this. Coloured as mostly with Distress Inks on heavy Watercolour Paper.

The next card is made with another beautiful stamp from the ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art collection. It is an elder one but still one of my faves. This beauty is called 'Purple Comfort' and you can find this stamp on plate # 47, where she comes with three more amazing images. Available as a single stamp as well on SALE right now!!

For this card I used this wonderful paper from Bo Bunny called Jazmyne Twilight. Border die is from Magnolia and the flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts. The gems and ribbon is from my stash. Coloured as well with Distress Inks on 300 gram Watercolour Paper.

And the third and last card I show you today is made with an image by the wonderful artist Karen Middleton. It is called 'Fairy Friends'. You can find this sweet image on plate # 114 together with three more cute images. And is available as a single stamp as well.

For this card I challenged myself with not using any designer papers. So instead I took out my embossing folders which gives a nice effect as well. I distressed it a bit to give it more effect. I really use those folders too less. I guess I have to change that. The leaf punch is from Martha Stewart, the other ones are from Spellbinders. The other embellishments are from my stash. And coloured here again with Distress Inks on heavy Watercolour paper.

I hope you enjoyed taking a journey through my latest creations. I am glad you've visited us which is always so much appreciated. Have a wonderful and magical day.

Hugs, Karina

Steam Punk Fairy

I am not very familiar with "steam punk", but man this is a cool image that was so fun to color! Meredith Dillman is an incredible artist and it was a pleasure to work with her stamp!

Supply List

Image-Steam Punk Fairy Doll, Meredith Dillman for Sweet Pea Stamps

Stamp Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Print and Solid Color Card Stocks-unknown

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, e30
Hair-e13, e15, e17
Clothing-b95, b97, b99, e41, e42, g94, g99, w5, e43, e44, e47
Glass pieces-bg0000, bg10, v0000

Misc. Supplies
Adhesive gold gems
Circle Cutter and glass mat
Stickles-Frayed Burlap
black Sakura glaze pen
Smooch-gold and illuminate
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Featured Artist: Karen Middleton

For the next two weeks, Karen Middleton is our featured artist, all her 1/2 and full sheets are 25% off!

View here designs here:

You can view our wonderful design teams creations using her work here:

Spring Butterfly

Here's a beautiful image from Sweet Pea artist ching-chou kiuk called Spring Butterfly. This stamp is sold individually or on Plate #143. My coloring of this image is so different from the artist depiction. Be sure to go an look at the link I included to see how the artist colored the image, then you can see how different it looks here with the color palette that I selected.

I added a sweet saying from plate #77 "Garden Fairies come at dawn Bless the flowers, then they're gone." She looks just like a Garden Fairy doesn't she? playing with the butterflies? I added some simple flowers and bling along with a cute butterfly. I used a wonderful die cut frame from Spellbinders to cut out my image.

Hope you have a Fairy Happy Day!

Cheers, Holley

Joanne Schempp's Wings of Love

How much can I love a stamp? Enough to marry it? well then, Joanne Schempp's WINGS OF LOVE... Will you marry me? This is such a cool stamp and I had a great time creating with it! This card just sort of evolved and the inspiration was the sparkly paper. It is yellow and has a purple flare to it. Of course... it NEVER photographs well... but it made me get out the purple and yellow and start creating!
This is a close up of the details and the flowers that I made as well...
I love stamps that need to be colored... they make me happy and I love the creative process that goes into it!
AND... it helps me keep my sanity!
Thanks for popping in and have a lovely day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sale Extended

Extended through Tuesday Night!!!!

spend up to $25 before shipping, get 10% off your order

spend up to $25- $50 before shipping, get 15% off your order

spend up to $50 - $100 before shipping, get 20% off your order

spend over $100 before shipping, get 25% off your order

past orders excluded

Little Lady Bug

I love the fairy-tale feel of this Joanne Schempp image called Lady Bug.  
The beautiful fairy girl holding a light over the little lady bug is truly sweet.
The image has been coloured with Copics, but I chose softer colours to match the gentle tone of this stamp.
The black cardstock was my way of adding contrast to the card. 
This really is a precious image.
It can be purchased on its own or on sheet #1, plate #130 with three other equally sweet images.

Thank you so much for joining me today
Hugs Renee

A Pair by ching chou kuik

Today I would like to share two cards with you, both images come from the ching-chou kuik collection.

This first card features the image titled Peony, I just love the little bird in her hand, so sweet. She was colored with copics, prima flowers and papers, and a sticker sentiment.

My second card features In the Wind, doesn't she look dreamy? Also colored with copics, the papers are prima and the flowers are Hero Arts.

I hope you have enjoyed your stop today, I love to see your comments. Have a great week!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Birthday Packages

Who doesn't like packages, especially when they are wrapped all pretty and filled with gifts, right?

Cupcakes and Presents, Plate #31 is one of my favorite sets because it's so versatile and can be colored very quickly. And that, my friends, is always a good thing because I am always doing things at the last minute :-).
I again went to my favorite standby for the sentiment, Simply Verticals, Plate #4 and just cut the letters apart to create the sentiment horizontally.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the sales over at the Sweet Pea Stamps shop.....

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Upcoming Guest Artists!

Upcoming Guest Artists:

  • July's guest artist will be Bettina

  • August guest artist will be Aletha

I will be chosing September and October's from the list that was sent in, so I will be contacting these shortly.

Surprise Artist!!!!

In the next couple weeks I will be signing with a new artist, I can not tell you right now, but as soon as I can, you will release this info to you all. I am so geeked about it, and I know you all will be as well. So check back soon!

Orders to Canada

Hopefully those of you that have ordered, or won the Wacky Wednesday from Canada, can be shipped on Monday. At least that is what my post office had stated, so lets keep out fingers crossed that the strike is over.

Guest Designer: Nataliya Simpson

Today Nataliya shares another wonderful creation for the month. This card features ching-chou kuik's Spring Night. 

Isn't this a lovely card? Thanks Nataliya for your wonderful submission! We hope you have enjoyed Nataliya's wonderful artwork this month and look forward to seeing more during the upcoming Customer Submission Weeks!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Little Sweetheart

Some of my favorite 'cute' images available are the Little Sweethearts by Samantha Rawlings for Sweet Pea Stamps.  There are actually three different sheets and this cutie is on the most recent one, plate #125.

I can not remember which plate this sentiment is from, but it seems to fit perfectly with this Sweetheart.

Get Inky!

Sakura Spirit

Here's a great stamp called Sakura Spirit designed by Sweet Pea artist Merdith Dillman (plate #137). I love her wonderful images. I really wanted this image to stand out on a card, so I used a simple background of metallic glazed paper and added a wonderful punch on top in a color that matched her eyes. I used five shades of blues on her outfit and extremely pale colors on her skin tones, almost like china white. Though the image is not an anime image at all, it very much makes me think of that due to the color scheme that I chose.

Meredith Dillman has a huge variety of images and they are all very detailed and wonderful fun for coloring, which I enjoy! She's definitely one of my Sweet Pea favorites.

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Winners!!!!

Here is the winners from yesterday's Wacky Wednesdays.

You have until June 26th to e-mail me your info for your winnings.

If you won any stamps, please e-mail me with your mailing address.

If you won a gift voucher, please e-mail me,

your e-mail address along with your first and last name.

Candy #1: Julye (one unmounted stamp, our choice)

candy #2: Splash bunny ($7.00 gift voucher)

candy #3: Randi WS (3 pc. grab bag)

candy #4: Spash bunny ($7.oo gift voucher)

candy #5: creepy glowbugg (one unmounted stamp, our choice)

candy #6: JLJ designs ($7.00 gift voucher)

candy #7: Vanessa (aka V'ness. Nessa, oldschool) (one unmounted sttamp, our choice)

candy #8: Angelique ($10.00 gift voucher)

Thank you to all who partook in our first Wacky Wednesday's. be sure to check back next Wednesday for another round

This week at Sweet Pea Stamps....

Don't forget that through tomorrow - purchase $25 or more before tax and shipping and receive a free 3 piece grab bag in your shipment!

Also, all orders will be placed in a drawing for a July 4th giveaway - the prize? A $44.44 gift certificate to the Sweet Pea Stamps store!

The two new releases are still available at their pre-order discount! At they gorgeous???

Connie-Purple Autumn

Would you believe this whole card came about all because of that 
strip of DP along the left side?
Of course the beautiful image "Purple Autumn" by Artist Ching-Chou Kuik
(plate 129) doesn't hurt either.
I trimmed it out of the pretty backdrop though so if you want
to see this image in all its' original glory click

and check it out!

Supplies used:
DP by Prima "Fairy Flora"
flowers from cake aisle at Michael's "Table Confetti"
(these were airbrushed with Copic markers)
gems and pearls from $1 section at Target
Doily Die by Cheery Lynn Designs "Italian Flourish"

I made the aqua background paper by smooshing ink pads
across glossy cardstock since I did not have any of that
color on hand. 
I also airbrushed the doily diecut to match.
(it does match in colors but scan doesn't show it) 
When cutting an intricate die such as this type it works very well
to place a piece of wax paper between die and cardstock.  I had no problem getting all the tiny 
cuts to fall out.

Thanks for looking and thanks for stopping by!

I Made This...AND Made it up... ALL BY MYSELF!!!

I love Karen Middleton's art. The whimsy of these darling little images really appeals to me! SO... when I saw this darling little fairie princess... I knew it had to be special... and one thing led  to another... and here is my creation... A birthday and special occasion reminder, date book , and note pad for gifts...
ALL IN ONE PLACE!!! I made this from a CD folder that I purchased on line.
This is the cover... I got a little bit carried away...but that is not unusual for me!!!I even made the LARGE
 3-D flowers myself too!!!

here is a close up of the precious little gal
Inside,there is a little calendar on one side and it is mounted on a pocket that you can use for notes or receipts!

close up...

on the opposite side there is a spot for 3 tabbed pages to jot notes, dates or gift ideas on... and a little altered notepad as well! I embossed the word CELEBRATE with a stamp from Karen Middleton's sheet 14 plate 161! Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed this project!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wacky Wednesday!!!! Candy #8

What is your current favorite Sweet Pea Stamp???

You can add your favorite to the comment section up until 6:30 am Eastern, Thursday.

I will randomly pick a winner and will post iot tomorrow.

The winner will win a $10 gift voucher from us.

This is the last and final Wacky Wednesday Blog Candy, please be back next Wednesday for your chance to win!

Wacky Wednesday!!!! Candy #7

First person to name this image and the artist correctly, will win a free stamp, our choice:

winner will be posted on this blog tomorrow, along with all the other winners

Wacky Wednesday!!!! Candy #6

What is the two backyard neighbors names in our Sweet Pea Pals plate?

The first one to answer this correctly will win a $7.00 gift voucher from us.

(no picture this time)

Wacky Wednesday!!!! Candy #5

First person to name this stamp, along with the artist, correctly, receives a free stamp (our choice)

winner will be posted tomorrow, along with the rest of Wacky Wednesday winners.