Friday, September 30, 2011

Marked down to $2.00

We have marked some overstocked stamps down to $2.00. On our sale page we have stamps marked down 25%, 50%, $2.00 and $1.00!!!!!! These are only temporarily until the items sell down. So now is the time to stock up and save!

Pumpkin Queen

Hi everyone! Hope you're doing fine. Are you also in the mood to make Halloween cards right now like I am? And Sweet Pea Stamps haves so gorgeous Halloween images!!

This card I made with the fabulous 'Pumpkin Queen' by the amazing artist Anna Marine. She comes on plate # 141 together with three other fabulous images, and is available as a single stamp as well. I coloured her with Distress Inks. The paper I used is from Basic Grey.

My second card I show you today isn't a Halloween one. But a winterlike creation. Made with another amazing image by Anna Marine. This beauty is called 'Franceska'. She comes with three other stunning images on plate # 160, and is available as well as a single stamp. This time I coloured the image with Copics. The paper is from Prima and the ribbon from my stash.

Thank you so much for looking . Always much apprechiated. Just check the SALE with some yummy discounts to arise your Sweet Pea Stamps collection.

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Meredith Dillmann-Peridot

Hi everyone! Today I would like to share this lovely image by Meredith Dilman. It is titled Peridot and can be found on Plate #137. Here is wishing you a wonderful week. hugs, Ellen!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Having fun with my Stamps and Copics

Hi Everyone, today I have 3 cards to share with you.  This past weekend I watched movies with the kids and just got lost in coloring.  I did manage to make quite a few cards and here are 3 of them.
These first 2 cards I used stamps by our artist Anna Marine.  I don't know about you but I am In Love with her artwork and so afraid to color them that I would never be able to do them justice.  Well be afraid no more as you can get lost in your coloring and realistic of her images. 
For this one I used "Claudia" and she can be bought as a single or on Sheet #4,Plate #186.

  Here is close up of this beautiful image.  I really love her face and her puffy lips,not ot mention her corn rolls or Dread Locks, nto for sure what they are.

 For my second one I used another image by Anna Marine called "Mystery" and she can be found on the same plate, plate #186.

 I used some of my favorite papers from Glitz.  I love the green and black together.

For my last card I used and image by Joanne Schempp called "Erin Irish Mermaid" and she can be purchased as a single or on Sheet #10, Plate #178.

I used a mat stack from K&Company and all the embellishments is also from K&Company except for the flowers they are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Oh and I added Perfect Pearls to the pearls in her hair.
Don't look to close on her shoulder as I let some of the purple bleed into her skin.

So next time you have a lazy day of watching TV/Movies, get out your stamps and coloring mediums and have fun.
Remember this week we have all Meredith Dillmans stamps on sale.  Go HERE to check them out.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Lavendar Lilies

I love these colors together. This beauty is by Ching Chou Kuik's "Magic Spread". I made the ruffle out of white crepe paper that I colored e41. It's taped to the back of the paper strip. I love how it looks and you can't beat the price!

Supply List

Image-Magic Spread by Ching Chou Kuik plate 143 Sweet Pea Stamps

Stamp Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Print Card Stock-Unknown manufacturer
Solid Color Card Stock-Unknown manufacturer

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, e30
Hair-e41, e42, e53
Eyes-w1, w3, w5, b91, b95
Lips-r00, r01
Wings-v0000, v000
Dress-v93, v95, v99
Flowers-v000, v12, 0

Misc. Supplies
White crepe paper (colored e41)
Metal Die- My Favorite Things "Leafy Flourish"
Stickles " Diamond"
dimensional adhesive
Adhesive gems, diamond
Cuttlebug or Big Shot
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive


Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Here's a great image from artist Nikki Burnette named Constance (Plate #149). Isn't she a beauty? I just love her expression. I had this wonderful fall color paper that was warm browns on the outside and oranges inside, so I colored her up with gorgeous reds and deep oranges. Then I highlighted the card with some luxurious embroidered paisley that I bought in Turkey. It's a rich orange with luscious brown sequins inside. YUM!I cut the outside edge of the card to match the shape of the paisley and let the inside coloring of the cardstock show. I added a wonderful sentiment "The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) and used a couple of great flower embellishments from All My Memories to add one extra touch. The die cut used on this card is a new shape that Sizzix is selling. Be sure to check out all of Nikki's stamps (click here). I just love this image, and her new sheet that just came out, OH, I can't WAIT to get my hands on those. That little witch (Adrianna)--you are SO gonna see a card with her soon!!

Cheers All, Holley

Connie-Flowing In Blue

Different isn't it?
I debated cutting out the center, but decided it was too pretty to destroy.
What do you think?
Does it hide the image too much or does it enhance it?

Plate #47 by ching chou kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps
"Flowing In Blue"
Copic markers
Color Box Chalk inkpad "Wisteria"
Memento inkpad "Tuxedo Black"
overlay is from die by Cheery Lynn Designs
"Cathedral Lace Frame"
(I had to use the metal plate insert in my Cuttlebug to cut this
intricate die)

I colored the image with Copic markers and swiped the edges with
Wisteria and then slightly with Tuxedo Black to give
it more definition then slid it behind the diecut.
Pink base is from my stash.  This die cuts about a 5" by 7" size
so my card is a little oversized.

I hope you like it....I am still undecided yet....

2 Conie Fong Creations

Today I would like to share the cards with you from the colored images shared on the blog last week. These images are the newest releases from Conie Fong and are absolutely gorgeous.

The first is called Snowy, it was colored with copics, the papers are from Webster's Pages and Core'dinations.

My second card features Precious, she was also colored with copics. I added a touch of Smooch Illuminate to the wings. The papers are Graphics45 and Core'dinations.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"Captivated by silence" by Anna Marine

Hello dear blog friends!
I hope everyone is having a great week so far.!:) 
 I'd like to introduce you to "Captivated by Silence!, by Anna Marine! You can get her here  on sheet 1, Plate 160, as a single one or together with 3 other gorgeous images!!
I love all the images by Anna Marine, and this beautiful girl is one of my favorite stamp!!
I've made the card as a "Joy Fold card", and the pattern paper is from the summer collection to Maja Design!
The image is coloured with Prisma Premier Pencils.

I've cut out the image and added it on a blue bazill!
Closer up to "Captivated by Silence":)
I've added 3D pillows behind the image to get more depth into the card:).

That's all from me for today folks, thanks for stopping by, and I wish all of you
a fantastic day and happy crafting everyone :-).
And..don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamp shop, and take a look at all the BEAUTIFUL new images there!!:)
Hugs, Ellen

Placement cards

I've had a lot of fun with my project for today. I recently got some copic markers to color with, but haven't had a chance to use them. So I decided to try out my coloring skills and for that I needed a white background. The image I have used is by Meredith Dillman and it's called Jade (plate #137). If you love her images you'll be happy to know that they are all on sale until October 2:nd!

I made these little table setting cards because it was a perfect way to make the image stand out. You could use a different image for every person to make it more special. Maybe for an asian themed party or wedding? I punched out flowers in see through paper and made a little embellishment to make the card a bit more special. The names can be written on the card itself or on the little flower in a circle. I really like the combo of the airy white and at the same time bold colors. Gives it a more modern and funky look.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Christmas is Coming...

I have found that, for me, this year is just flying by!  I am very excited about October and Halloween, however, I realize that the Christmas Holiday is just right around the corner and I need to get some cards made!

Sweet Pea Stamps has some beautiful Christmas stamps from which to chose.  I used this one from the Holiday Plate #12.  It is embossed in red and then layered up.  An elegant holiday card made easy because of a beautiful stamp.

Get Inky!

Elisabeth Bell's Kiki with Dolly

I LOVE this sweet Little Stamp! I am so happy that Sweet Pea now carries Elizabeth Bell... how darling !
My precious Ava had a little outfit like this when she was little...and this stamp just reminded me of her at that age! And yes... she was SASSY! I tried to make the flowers look like strawberry blossoms... and all the dots... well, they just make me happy!
I colored this image with distress inks and the skin was copic markers.
Be sure to check out the NEW Elizabeth Bell stamps at today!
Thanks for popping in!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

All orders placed on Saturday & Sunday-----

All order placed today, Saturday Sept. 24th and Sunday Sept. 25th will receive a free unmounted stamp in their order (our choice) 
PLUS a $5 gift voucher (which will be e-mailed) towards their next order.
Limit One Per Person

September Guest Designer: Sharon Harding

Today we say farewell to Sharon, our September Guest Designer. Her final projects are these beautiful cards.
Anna Marine Franceska:

Anna Marine's Mystery:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cards Using Elisabeth Bell's NEWEST Stamps

Hi everyone,  It's Angela here and today I have 3 cards to share with you using all 3 of Elisabeth Bells Newest Images.
For this first card I used her new image "Music Box".

 I used some DCWV DP, Sizzix Sizzlets Flourish Dies and corner Die, Glimmer Mist, Pearl embellishments, Ribbon, Spellbinder dies and the image was colored with copics.

For this one I used "Sweet Is Summer". I used some Basic Grey DP Die cut butterfly, Recollections Butterfly, Vellum sentiment, Oval Nesties and the image was colored with copics. 

And here is the last one using "Standing Pretty".  I used some Vintage papers and embellishments from K&Company and Colorbok, Ruffle Lace, Spellbinder border Die, Wild Orchid Roses, Distressing Tool and Inks, Floral Ivy and Foam Tape.

Here is a close up of just the images.

"Sweet Is Summer"

I hope you love these new images by Elisabeth Bell as much as we do here at Sweet Pea Stamps.
They are still on pre-order  until Sept. 25(tomorrow), so go and pre-order yours now while they are still on sale. HERE

Melissa Dawn Plate 146:

Today I have cards featuring the gorgeous images from the Melissa Dawn collection. Both images can be found on plate #146. They were both colored with copics.

This lovely image is titled December Wings. Papers are from the Immortal Collection (DCWV). I painted the wings with Illuminate Smooch - really gorgeous shimmer the scanner can't pick up. 

For the animal lovers a cat themed Christmas card with the image titled Phantom of the Masquerade.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today and check out all the gorgeous images in the Melissa Dawn collection!

Sakura Spirit

Meredith Dillman has and entire sheet of images at Sweet Pea Stamps, plate #137, that is devoted to flowing, regal women.  This one is called Sakura Spirit.

I had originally intended to use an entirely different background patterned paper for this image.  I have one that has branches and blossoms on it similar to the image.  However, when I went to create the card, I just couldn't get happy with anything I tried.  Finally I set that aside, and started fresh with the colored image in my hand and my stash of paper before me.  The end result is MUCH better than anything I had tried previously.  Sometimes it is about knowing when to change course.

Get Inky!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sea Angel

Hi dear fellow Sweet Pea lovers. Hope you're doing fine everyone. Today I want to share with you a card I made with the image of the fabulous artist Renee Biertempfel called 'Sea Angel'. I love this image so very much. And the other images on the same plate # 144 are not less amazing.

I coloured her with Distress Inks. The papers I used are by the Printery Collection from Prima Marketing and Butterfly Garden Collection from Pinkpaislee. I distressed the edges and added some white Distress crackle paint on them. 

Have you already seen the new Halloween images Sweet Pea Stamps have in store now? If not you really have to take a look at them. They are gorgeous, and Halloween isn't far away anymore.

Have a magical day everyone and thank you so much for looking.
Hugs, Karina

Angel Wings

Hi Everyone,

I'm pretty sure everyone has days, weeks and sometimes months where life throws us a curve ball either in the form of stress, or the unexpected. Which leads me to the question: Do you believe in Angels? I do. Now with everything going on in my life this past week, I, not only had no time, but had not stepped foot into my craft room. Not to mention that it's been several weeks since picking up my Copics.

So I decided to surround myself with an Angel from Plate #17.

I suppose I could have colored her with Copics, but instead I used watercolor crayons and a bit of Twinkling H2O's on her wings. The sentiment is also from Plate #17 and couldn't be a more perfect sentiment ... so this card.... this one I created for me :-)..

Plate #17 was one of the first plates I had to have because .... well, because I believe in Angels and the stamps in this plate are beautiful. If you haven't checked out some of the early plates from Sweet Pea Stamps.... go check them out.... :-)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New- Featured Artist: Meredith Dillman

All of Meredith Dillman's stamps are currently 25% off.

This sales goes throu October 2nd

Great storage idea for your sweetpea stamps

Today I would like to share a fabulous storage idea for your sweetpea stamps. I have a loooot of the stamps and tried to keep them in order, but it's been hard. They have been standing up in a box with the platenumbers sorted, but it's hard to look through what I have and in the end I just take out the thing that was on top. Not the best way to use your stamps. So here's my new idea and I'm superexcited about it. Just took two days to sort through ;)

I got myself a bunch of plastic protectors in standard size that are divided in 4 pockets and open at the top. I think they are originally used for photos or postcards. I think the ones for postcards are clear all the way through (without the white) but these work better as you can focus better on each page without distraction. The pages are perfect for most of the full plates from sweetpea as they come in four or two. They look the same on the back so you will actually store eight stamps/page. Isn't it great?

The stamps that are small can be put in plastic sheets that are divided in nine. They are used for collector's cards and such. This idea I actually found on someone else's blog, but realized it wouldn't work with the sweetpeas. So I got thinking and when I came up with the four divided ones I thought it would be brilliant. Especially with each page holding a full sheet!

I always write up the name, platenumber and artist on the back of each stamp. I will also put little labels on each page with the plate number and artist's name. Just need to get myself some selfadheisive labels. If you get repositionable ones you will be able to move the stamps around and relabel the pages.

As I mostly have ching chou kuik stamps I now have a slightly overfull binder (actually think I'll have to divide them up into two). If you have a hard time seeing what the stamps are you could stamp up the image on paper and put it in each pocket. The stamp can then slide behind the image. I think I will do this, but it will have to be done in small steps...Next I will do the same with the sentimentstamps, but those I really have to stamp up on paper first so I can divide them in themes or such. Right now I barely use them because I can't find anything or see what it says.

Oh, I'm so excited about this idea and think it will make my life so much better. And my poor craftingcorner will thank me for getting rid of all the boxes. Now the only question is what to do with all the new space :D
Let me know if you get to use this idea. I'd love to know if I've made anyone's life any easier.

Keep crafting.

Joanne Schempp's Barbie

OHHHH... I LOVEJoanne Schempp! Her drawings make the most gorgeous and FUN stamps to color and I love every minute of it! I feel like I can be so creative and really let loose with her images.This one is called Barbie and it was FUN to work with! I colored it using Derwent water color pencils and copics for her skin and eyes. I added detail with Viva Decor pens also. 
Here is a close up of this fun stamp and now you can really see the purple sparkle paper behind the image that I chose! I also used some really fin paper from Paper source that I had around for a while and it really seemed to work! Thanks for popping in and have a wonderful day!