Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Karen Middleton's Pumpkin Fairie

It will be here before you know it...and by it I mean Halloween!!!
What a darling image for Halloween cards...very festive!
I ADORE all of the Karen Middleton images... but this giggly little pumpkin Fairie is one of my faves.
I colored her with copic markers and sprayed some Smooch onto the image for some sparkle.
I punched out some leaves and pumpkins and added the sentiment with a rub on!
Here is a close up of this little darling.
Thanks so much for popping in and have a wonderful day!

Welcome to the Caron Vinson Blog Hop!

Today the design team will share with you the lovely artwork of Caron Vinson, the current featured artist! Currently all Caron Vinson designs are 25% off!

Fall Masquerade Fairy
Your stops along the way include:
Sweet Pea Stamps blog
Alexandra Lundgren
Angela Sowell
Dawn Knight
Holley Barnhart
Jennifer Willis
Karina Lange
Micki Harper

Leave a comment at every stop to be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift voucher to the Sweet Pea Stamps store!

Two Simple Cards to Share

Today I would like to share two cards with you, the first is from the Rebecca Sinz collection. It is titled Predatory and can be found on Plate #156. It was colored with copics and the papers are 7gypsies.

This image is Nikki Burnette's Astrina, found on Plate #100. It was colored with copics, the papers are from pink paislee.

I hope you have enjoyed your stop today and will visit the store now - there are many gorgeous images on sale and I just love a good sale!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's all about Terra Bidlespacher's images

Today I have some cards to share with you using images by our artist Terra Bidlespacher.
For this first one I used Nadya and she can be found on Sheet#7, Plate #174.
Isn't she just too cute??

For this one I used "Storm Caster" and she can be found on Sheet #4, Plate #36.

 On this one I used "Margo" and she can be found on Sheet #3, Plate #119.

This little cutie is "Slushie" and she can be found on Sheet #7, Plate #174.

For these next 2 it is just the images colored.  I will make them into cards later and show them to you when they are done.  I just wanted you to see how cute they were colored.

This one is "Halloween" and she can be found on sheet #5, Plate #155

This one is called "Circus" and she can be found one Sheet #3, Plate #119.

 I really love Terra's images and have so much fun coloring them.  You can find all her images as singles or on sheet's HERE.

Check out my personal blog for a chance to win one of Terra's rubber stamp sheet's for yourself HERE.

Connie-from the Gum Drop Gang Plate #15

So where are the Gum Drop Gang you ask?
Actually I only used the verse that comes with this plate #15 by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The abstract-looking flower image you see is where I put some pretty Marigolds
between my Cuttlebug plates C and B (no embossing folders used) on top
of a piece of white cardstock by Cryogen and ran it all through the 
I ended up with a splash (in more ways than one which I will tell you about next!)
of color in the shape of a flower.  I only used black Memento ink for the verse, no other ink was used.
I scraped off the petals after it had all dried and overstamped the verse.
I will dry the flowers a little first next time as they were so wet it literally 
SPLASHED onto my embossing plates and had to be scrubbed off!

The Cryogen paper has a glimmer to it that really is lovely 
against the splashy flower imprint I think.

What do you think??
Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Peridot in Blue

Meredith Dillman has some wonderful images with all kinds of flowing robes. This image is called Peridot and was colored by Meredith Dillman in a beautiful green color. I wanted to try it out in blue.  Every one of the four images on Plate #137 is elegant and fun to color.

Get Inky!

Ching-chou kuik's Plate #43

Hi everyone.
Thank you so much for joining me today.
Recently I received a sheet of gorgeous ching-chou Kuik stamps.
I have a soft spot for ching-chou kuik stamps because they were the first stamps I ever used.

This is one of the gorgeous  images on ching-chou kuik's sheet #14, plate #43.
 Isn't she lovely.  I was inspired by the blue skies we are having and the gorgeous yellow daffodils growing in  our front garden.

Blue and yellow is such a gorgeous combination.
Thank you so much for joining me today.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

( Retail store orders excluded)

Steampunk Fairy

Hi everyone. Hope you're doing fine and enjoy summer. When I saw this image I knew from the first sight I have to colour her in grey tones. A technique I wanted to do already a while, but didn't know what image I can use for this. I thought she is perfect for it. 

This beautiful image is called 'Steampunk Fairy' and is from the new artist Teresa Sherman. She is available on plate #  168 together with three more amazing images. And she is available as a single stamp as well. I coloured her with Copics. I also tried out some stitching on my card.

I have another creation in progress with this black and white technique which I will share with you soon. So keep on visiting us.

Wish you a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Blast From the Past! Sweet Pea Pals

Meet Chelsie and Kalie, the 'Sweet Pea Pals'

Here are some adorable samples from the design team using this sheet:

many possiblities!
this sheet is currently 1/2 off
only $4.13

(3.50" x 5" plate)

New Customer Referrals!!!!

This program will only run through August 31st

if you are happy with our service and our quality of stamps, refer a friend.

Word of mouth is how our business is ran.

For everyone that you refer to us that spends ate least $25 (before shipping/ and or tax),

we will send you out a $10 gift voucher to use in our online store (limit to $50 per referee).

The catch is, they have to e-mail us at

right after their purchase, they have 24 hours to do this, with your first and last name and e-mail address. Plus you must be a present cutomer to refer.

They in turn will get a $5 gift voucher to use on their next purchase.

This is only good on new customer referrals, we will check our database.

If you are referring a store, please e-mail us for further details.

Guest Designer: Aletha Jane Williams

Today Aletha shares her last project for the month as our guest designer, we hope you have enjoyed her work as much as we have. This card was created with the gorgeous Field of Poppies image from the ching chou kuik collection.

Friday, August 26, 2011

New Release!!!! Plate #188

ching chou kuik's sheet #39, plate #188 now on pre-order

details on website

Chained to the Sea

Terra Bidlespacher has a fabulous and fun style.  This image is called Chained to the Sea and is available alone or on a sheet with three other wonderful images.

Get Inky!

Tad Batty

Here's a totally awesome stamp from Sweet Pea artist Terra Bidlespacher called Tad Batty! She's just super cute. After the Halloween card that I made last week and all the new Halloween theme stamps I have been seeing (and ordered of course!!) I am already in the Halloween stamping mood! SUPER in the Halloween card mood. I pulled out this wonderful stamp and had to make a card. This stamp comes on Plate #155 with other Halloween theme items and even includes the wonderful saying I used on this card!

I also used some nice printed and glittery paper as well as some of the beautiful lace that I got while in Turkey. There's some fun brads, some Prima flowers and a little bling. All the great things that a card needs.

Right now this cute stamp is on sale, so check it out on the Sweet Pea website.

Cheers all! Holley

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Coupon for You!!!

Spend at least $15 and save 10%! Simply enter the coupon "fallsale" in the coupon section (not the voucher section. This will deduct your 10% off.

(past sales and retail stores excluded)

coupon is good until Aug 28th

A Fairy In the Garden

Joanne Schempp's Daisy Fairy reminded me of when I was young and would look for fairies in our garden.
I never could find those elusive little fairies, but I always believed they were there.
Now my little girls go out into the garden and look for these magical beings. Don't you just love the innocence of youth.

So with fairies in mind, I was inspired to make this card.

I cut some leaves using my Spellbinders Foliage dies to blend in with the image and give this fairy her own little garden.
This card will be going to my daughter, so she will always have her own fairy in a garden.

If you would like to create your own little piece of magic, Joanne Schempp's Daisy Fairy can be purchased on its own or on Sheet #1, Plate #130.
Thank you for joining me today.

Karen Middleton' s Snowbird

I am from Buffalo... AKA the land of snow. I have never looked as darling or as happy in the snow!
But this little gal looks like my children do now when it snows because it doea not happen in the south that much. And now when it snows,I don't mind because it melts in a day!
Now... I must admit, I really LOVED coloring her because it was like 98 degrees... so I would have enjoyed a brief blizzard... but  this little gal was more ways than one!
thanks for poppin' in and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mermaid Nostalgia

Hi Everyone,

I decided to get a bit nostalgic and pulled out Plate #1 to color up one of the very first Sweet Pea Stamps mermaids. I know some might consider the mermaid a bit risque.

I certainly don't, however, I had some distress inked seam binding left over and decided add it.

All coloring was done with Copics, after I die cut the image, I used Distress Inks to darken the edges. The paper is Pool Water from Paper Pizazz and the gemstones are from Martha Stewart.

I left the card simple because I thought too many embellishments would take away from the image... ok, actually I was running behind and I was pleased with the way this oldie but goodie mermaid turned out :-).

Lots of new releases are at the Sweet Pea Stamps store, but don't forget to check out some of the older plates..... they are just as gorgeous, sassy and fun to color as all the other awesome stamps.

One more look at the finished card:

Sweet Pea Classics Part II

Hi everyone and welcome to my second part of the Sweet Pea Classics. Hope you enjoyed the first part. Today I want to show you two more cards I made with two of my all time favourite images. Both of them are from the amazing artist ching-chou kuik who's whole collection you can find HERE.

The first card is made with 'Purple Woods'. I coloured this beautiful image with my Distress Inks on heavy 300 gram watercolour papers. The designer papers I used are some left overs from other cards. I want to use them as well as they are too nice to be left in the drawer.

The second card is made with 'Red Hearts'. I coloured this fabulous image with my Distress Inks as well on heavy aquarell paper. I decided to colour the hearts yellow this time. The papers are left overs as well.

Well, I think there are quite some more fabulous images who could be called Classics. And perhaps I will continue this series later. So keep on visiting us here so you won't miss it.

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Blog Hop Winner-----

------------Kaia------------ is the winner of the Katerina Koukiotis Blog Hop. kaia, can you please e-mail me at with you first and last name and then I will e-mail you your $20 gift voucher. Thank You all for partaking in our blog hop. be on the look out for our next blog hop featuring stamps from caron Vinson

Featured Artist: Caron Vinson

Caron Vinson is our new featured artist. Her images will be on sale at 25% off through September 4th

to view here images, click here:

Caron Vinson

Connie-"Divine" Goddess

What do you get when you have a chance to play with a gorgeous plate full of those beautiful ching-chou kuik stamps and a new embossing folder?
An awful lot of fun!!
Here is what came of my Sweet Pea session today:

It is rather simple by comparison to some of the Sweet Pea DT's 
creations, but since I am the Queen of Simple, I like it.

I embossed the yellow panel with a Sizzix embossing folder and swiped with orange ink.
Then stamped, colored and cut out most of an image by 
ching-chou kuik titled "Divine" and popped her up with a thin yellow ribbon
from my scraps tied as a sash.
About as simple as it gets?

You can see what the entire image looked like before 
I hacked it apart by checking out

Supplies used:
"Divine" image by ching-chou kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps plate #162
Sizzix embossing folder "Rays"
Cuttlebug machine
Marvy inkpad "#7 Orange"
Copic markers
Pop Dots
Craft Essentials Metallic Dot
small hole punch to thread ribbon thru

Thanks for stopping by!

Margox, Elinora and a Peachy Pink Fairy

Today I would like to share three cards. The first image can be found in the Brigid Ashwood's Phunky Pharies collection, it is titled Margox and is included on plate 75 with three additionally fun image. It was colored with copics and the papers are prima.

This stamp is from Elaine Cox's collection, it is titled Elinora and can be found on Plate 164. The papers are from Memory Box, the image was colored with copics.

My last card for the day is a ching chou kuik's creation titled Peachy Pink Fairy, it is found on plate 70. The image was colored with copics, the papers are prima and the flowers are Wild Orchid.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today! ttfn

Monday, August 22, 2011

New Release!!! Plate #187

Plate #187 sheet #11, designs by Joanne Schempp, now on pre-order:

more details on website