Monday, April 30, 2012

Connie-Tool Time

This is the card I made from the following Sweet Pea stamp:

This image is drawn by Sweet Pea artist Conie Fong titled
"Kissed By An Angel" and you can find it on plate #198
or by clicking
As you can see I cut it in half, removing the angel.
I had these cute tool dies I wanted to use and the
angel just didn't go.
I embossed the yellow panel with "Forest Branches"
folder by Cuttlebug and edged with the "Drippy Goo" punch by
Martha Stewart.
The tool dies are by My Favorite Things
"Die-namics Tool Charms"
Copics for color and verse was computer generated.
Thanks for stopping!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Blog Candy winner is--------

...........Gina L.............Congrats Gina, please e-mail me ( with your full name so I can send you out your $25 gift card


This is one of the new Elisabeth Bell's Twinkle Toes collection called NEW BEGINNINGS.  There are three new stamps in this collection so why not check them out here.

For more details you can check out my blog here.

Best wishes and enjoy your creativity,  


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Rebecca Sinz's To Bid You Farewell

I have worked on this card for about a week, if you can believe it. You see after attaching the matted image to the base I just couldn't think of the just right embellishments, other than the crystal diamonds. I just didn't want to overwhelm the eye when there is such a beautiful image to look at.

I hope you enjoy it too. ttfn!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Karina's 3rd Anniversary Candy

Hi everyone! Sweet Pea Stamps is celebrating its 3rd anniversary. And in honour of this great event we want to celebrate it with a huge candy. Each of the DT members got some rubber to give away as candy. Thank you so much, Lynette! This is so generous of you! I am honoured as well to be part of Lynette's wonderful team for over a year now. And I enjoyed each and every day of this time. 

So, now to the candy you can see above... as we have our 3rd Anniversary, I will give away three prizes!!

1st price - 5 different unmounted Sweet Pea Stamps
2nd price - 3 different unmounted Sweet Pea Stamps
1st price - 2 different ummounted Sweet Pea Stamps

How great is this???? We will have THREE winners!!!! Candy will be open until the 15th May 2012! I will draw the three winners on the 16th May.

What do you have to do for being in the draw... go to my blog and follow my instructions there! Now I wish you luck and keep my fingers crossed for you!

Hugs, Karina
Sweet Pea Stamps is turning 3 and we are celebrating in style!!  Many of the DT members will have BLOG CANDY - so all of YOU are getting the presents!!! You can keep up with all the goings on at the Sweet Pea Stamps BLOG, so be certain to check here daily!!!!

Now, before I get to the details of the BLOG CANDY I am giving away, I want to share my latest card using a Sweet Pea Stamps image.  This is Midnight Waiting by ching chou kuiks on Plate #29.  It is one of the earlier releases from Sweet Pea Stamps and still one of my favorites.  Of course, I could say that about every image from Sweet Pea Stamps!  She has gathered some amazing artists and there is something that for everyone to love.

Now, for the BLOG CANDY.  I have TEN, yes, TEN images to give away AND I am going to send them ALL to one lucky winner.  My only stipulations are that you can not sell any of these and if you receive any images that are duplicates of ones you already own, please pay them forward as blog candy of your own.  Fair enough?

I bet you are thinking, "Alex, that is all well and good, but how do I win?".  Just comment on my personal blog HERE, making certain I can reach you via email, and tell me what your very favorite artist is at Sweet Pea Stamps.  I will use to draw a winner and announce it on my personal blog HERE on May 1.  If you would like to share about this, and all the other blog candy happening to celebrate Sweet Pea Stamps 3rd anniversary, that would be fabulous!!

Get Inky!

Blog Candy at MiloLiljas blog

It´s time for Blog Candy at my blog!
This time you can win 8 lovely stamps from
the company Sweet pea Stamps.
Look at them at the picture over here!
The candy ENDS at May 24th, 22.00 PM Swedish time.

Find the 5 simple rules here!

There is also a sketch challenge at my blog where
you can win one or two lovely Sweet Pea Stamps.
You can find the challenge HERE!
Don´t miss that other DT-members have
blogcandys at their blogs!


Here's one of the newer images from a sheet of stamps by artist Meredith Dillman called Glow (Plate #202). She's a stunning image on a wonderful sheet of stamps. I love the shimmery wings she has and I added some gorgeous sparkle to them. Be sure to check out the artist's coloring so you can see how my coloring is a different touch.
I added a wonderful sentiment from Oliver Wendell Holmes that says "Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave but not our hearts." I added a huge heart shaped brad from Bazzill and used some yummy cardstock from SEI with gold embossing as my base. I just see this fairy looking out across some distance thinking about her home. As the saying says, even though we are not there, home is with us, in our hearts.
Here's a close up of this wonderful stamp. It's great both individually and with the whole sheet. Also, be sure to watch all the specials this week as Sweet Pea celebrates three years in business and drop by the DT blogs while each member has blog candy from Sweet Pea stamps to give away. My blog candy started on Wed the 25th, and you can still sign up by simply visiting my blog and leaving a comment on Wed's posting (Click here). Best of luck to win a wonderful prize this week as Sweet Pea is celebrating their 3rd year in business and don't forget their wonderful sale at the store!

Have a crafty day!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Joanne Schempp's Amythyst

Today I would like to share with you a new release from the Joanne Schemmp collection. It's titled Amythyst and will begin shipping on May 3rd.

It is such a lovely image and really mated well with the Graphics45 Travelogue papers, it was colored with Spectrum Noir's. thanks for stopping by!


Firstly I'll show you the candy on offer to one lucky winner.  

I have been given 10 stamps by Lynette of Sweetpea stamps to give away as blog candy in celebration of her 3 year Anniversary of Sweetpea stamps .  So if you would like a chance of winning these stamps leave me a comment HERE and display the Candy on your side bar.  One lucky winner will be picked at random from the comments.

I have used one of the newest stamps from the Elisabeth Bell collection.  This one is called GUM NUT FAIRY  which I adore, such a sweetie from the Twinkle toes collection available here.  There are two other stamps in this range if you would like to check them out.

For more details about this card and to leave comments for blog candy go to my blog here.

Best wishes and good luck to those who enter the blog candy.


Lori is offering up some candy today!

Check out Lori's YouTube page for your chance to win!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Updated $1, $2, $3 Sale Page

We have went through our overstock and loaded a bunch of items on sale, these are only on sale temporarily, until we run low, so if there is something you want, order early.

Customer Winner----

The winner for the customer drawing for a $25 gift card is.............................
Camille C. 
Congrats Camille, I will be e-mailing you your gift card

Giving some older stamps some love

Hi everyone. Today I have 2 cards to share with you.  The first one is by our artist ching-chou kuiks and her name is "Serenity" and you can purchase her as a single or on sheet #29, Plate #97.

  I colored this image a long ......long time ago and can't remember the exact colors I used. I know I used these blues to color her B000,B91,B93,B95,B97 and B99.

I used some Glitz papers, Wild Orchid Crafts Rose, Dark blue self adhesive rhinestones, Spellbinder Fancy Labels 3 (I think) and some Distressing ink in faded blue jeans.

This image is by our artist "Nikki Burnette" called "Karmina" and you can purchase her as a single or on sheet #4, Plate #100.

  I used some PinkPaislee paper from the Spring Jubillee collection.
I added a dollie, some Wild Orchid Crafts Roses, Spellbinder's Fancy labels die, Maya Road leaf pins and some aqua self adhesive rhinestones.
The image was colored with copics
Skin: YR000,YR0000,E000,E21 and E11
Hair: E50,E51,E53 and E55
Aqua/Teal colors- BG49,BG18,BG15,BG13,BG11 and BG10
Pinks- RV19,RV09,RV06,RV04 and RV02
Shadow around image- C2 and C1

I wanted to pull out some of my older images and give them some love.  I still have so many that I have not created with yet.  It's so hard to pick witch one I want to stamp out and create with.
I hope this encourages you to play with some of your images that you haven't created with yet.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day and week.


Holley's Blog candy

It's celebration time here at Sweet Pea stamps and today Holley's Blog is announcing that to drop by and some candy! This wonderful 3 year anniversary is also coinciding with me and my hubby's anniversary which is this weekend. With that in mind, I had to use this gorgeous stamp to make an Ooo La La card to make him smile. The bottom is covered is lucious lace with roses embedded in it.

This stamp is from artist Anna Marines Collection and is called Violet (Plate #186). Wouldn't this make a pretty anniversary card? I will also say there's 10 bling in black, that's for the 10 years that we have been married. Here's one more subtle thing about this card that no one else would get but me and him, the eyes on this woman are actually two shades of grey. They are small, so you don't see it well here, but my husband's eyes are a faint blueish grey shade. I always think of him when I do grey eyes.

Here's a close-up of that gorgeous lace. I love it that the lace on her outfit has roses too. I could so imagine this lace being on her outfit.

Hope you enjoyed this card and I hope you will celebrate with Sweet Pea for their 3 years of wonderful stamp making!! Please drop by Holley's Blog , and sign up by leaving a comment on the posting with this Sweet Pea card, which will be posted Wed, the 25th, signups will be taken all week and I will announce my blog candy winners next Wed, May 2nd!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Only One Penny with $20 Purchase

Plate #31, Cupcakes and Present is only one penny with a $20 purchase, more details here:

Angela's 3yr Sweet Pea Celebration Blog Candy

Today I have some candy up for grabs.  Some Sweet Pea Candy. This is in honor of Sweet Peas 3yr Birthday/Anniversary.  I can't believe I have had the pleasure of getting to create and be a part of the wonderful Sweet Pea Stamps DT for over 2yrs.  I have loved each and every bit of the time I have gotten to spend with this wonderful team of women and I hope to enjoy many years to come, as this was my first DT and my favorite of all I have had the pleasure to be on. This Team is so special to me and most of all getting to work with and for the sweet and beautiful owner Lynette, inside and out. 
So in celebration of our 3yrs, Lynette has gave each of us some candy to share with our followers of our personal blogs.

I have 2 candy's up for grabs. The first one is 9 unmounted rubber stamps from Sweet Peas various artist.

My 2nd candy is 3 unmounted rubber stamps from our artist Conie Fong, Lisa Victoria and ching-chou kuiks.

So what do you have to do to get in for the winning?? 

1. Be a follower or become a follower of my personal blog HERE.
2. Make sure to leave a comment on this post on my PERSONAL blog .

3. Post a pic of my candy on your sidebar and link back to my personal blog.

And that's all you have to do and your can be in for the winning of my Sweet Pea Candy.

My candy will be open till Saturday May 5 and I will announce the 2 winners on Sunday May 6 on my blog HERE.

Good luck to you all and I hope you join us in our 3 yr celebration.

Remember that we do have other DT members that also have candy up for grabs on their blogs so go check them out and become a follower of their blogs too, it will increase your chances of winning some Sweet Pea stamps. You can find links to their blogs on the top of the blog,  Just click on their names and you'll be there.


Connie-Happy 3rd Anniversary Sweet Pea!!

This cutie by Elisabeth Bell named 
"Party Play"
is blowing her horn over the fact that Sweet Pea Stamps is celebrating
their 3rd anniversary!!
I masked her with some Eclipse masking tape and airbrushed Copic color
for a background, added some "Star Dust" Stickles for a
bracelet, ribbon by Reasonable Ribbon for a bow and
embossed background by Provo Craft with
a gem doodad by Prima.

Be sure to check out all the fuss over at the
Sweet Pea Stamps site to get in on all the
goodie giveaways!!
I am also giving away a grab bag of Sweet Pea stamps
on my own blog as well.


Monday, April 23, 2012

New Releases!!!

Both of these items are available for pre-ordering, more details on website:

Joanne Schempp's Ann's New Year:
Anna Marine's sheet #6, Plate #207:

Rebecca Sinz's Secret Temple

Rebecca Sinz's Secret Temple Sheet 4 Plate 172

This is for my sons girlfriend. She loves black and purple.

Jennifer is giving away some candy!

To celebrate the Sweet Pea Stamps 3rd Anniversary I am giving away three 5 piece grab bags of gorgeous SPS rubber stamps! What do you have to do to win? It's easy just leave a reply on her blog. For additional chances to win blog about my giveaway, tweet it, pin it, or share on facebook. Other creative ways of sharing with your friends are welcome, just cut and paste your post - and for each different share you can return here and leave a reply for another chance to win! The winners will be posted on May 1, 2012 . So head on over to Outside My Window for your chance to win! Good Luck!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Releases!!!

Karen Middleton has came out with two new images of her fabulous woman drawings, these are now on pre-order, more details on website:


Jewelled Fairy

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine! Today I want to share with you a card I recently made with this beautiful fairy image called 'Jewelled Fairy' by the fabulous artist Teresa Sherman. She is available as a single stamp, and together with three other amazing images on Plate # 192.

I made quite some paper piecing on this image this time. The rest is coloured with Copics.

I only added some scraps to my card and little butterfly.

Thank you so much for your visit. We still have a big Sale going on where you can get amazing stamp to amazing prices. Wanna look

Wish you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Emerald Dragon in Ruby

Meredith Dillman's most recent sheet plate #202 has 4 wonderful images, but I am partial to Emerald Dragon.

I enjoyed coloring the Emerald Dragon in Ruby colors this time.  I see a Sapphire colored dragon in my future as well.

Get Inky!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Elegant Ladies

Here's two wonderful cards using the new sheet that was released by Sweet Pea stamps artist Meredith Dillman (Plate #202). The first card uses Lady in Green, be sure to check out the artist's original coloring, which is stunning, and then look at my coloring here to see a different depiction. This stamp is so gentle and elegant. I added some clear shimmery glitter to her wings.

I also added some beautiful lace to the card that I think looks somewhat like a fan as well as matches the rounded cut used on the image base. I added a nice sentiment from Sweet Pea, "Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream proceeds the goal."

The second card is using a crafty lady, a seamstress, perfect for that crafter in your life. This elegant lady image stands out wonderfully on dark paper. She's designed by Meredith Dillman and is called Fanciful Notions. I colored with Copic Markers, the image was cut out using Spellbinders Nestabilities and edged using Creamy Brown Colorbox Chalk on the edges.

She's sewing in the image, which made her go perfectly with this border punch, using amazing looking textured ruche paper called Khaki Crepe. The card base is Epic Thick Black Columns. I also used creamy brown chalk on the edges to highlight the columned texture. The creamy brown matches the khaki crepe paper color very well. This card would be just perfect for that sewing crafter in your life. Think of the quilt makers, stitchers, seamstresses,...I know so many talented ladies in that line of work. They would just love a card like this.

Have a great weekend. Break out the stamps and have a great time!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Release! Plate #206

Joanne Schempp's sheet #13, Plate #206 now available for pre-ordering,
more details on website:

Rebecca Sinz's Despair

Today I would like to share with you another gorgeous new release from Rebecca Sinz, titled Despair. This lovely image comes on a sheet with three additional stunning works of art.

I used Spectrum Noirs to color the image and the papers are Kaisercraft. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

More to Share

Hi everyone. Today I have a card to share with you using one of ching chou kuik's  image called "Forest Companion".  You can find her as a single or on sheet #31, plate #110 with 3 other sweet images.
I used some BoBunny paper for my background.  The bird and decorative label are from Colorbok.  I colored the image with copics and cut her out.  I then added some beautiful ruffle trim lace and added some pop dots behind the image and the bird for that extra dimension.

Oh don't look too close as I forgot to color her eyes and lips.  Oh well maybe no one will notice, but they will now as I told on myself.

 Here is a side view that shows some of the dimension to the card. 

Here is my second card using an image by our featured artist over on the store... Rachel Anderson.
I used "Queen of Hearts" , you can find her as a single or on sheet #4, Plate #201.
Adjust your eyes because this red will pop out at you.
I used these red copics to color the whole image.
R35,R37,R59,RV99, RV25, RV23 and the darkest shadows I used W9

I used some Valentine's paper, some big buttons, Queen of heart card, 2 different Memory box dies and a Spellbinder die to frame the image.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


Lori is on YouTube Today!

Lori uses a Sweet Pea Stamps image to create a pillow sachet and silk ribbon embroidery. There is a tutorial following with tips and how to create the flower stitch used. You can find the image "Seasons Spring" by Rebecca Sinz at

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Releases!

We have two images by Joanne Schempp and two images by Karen Middleton available for pre-ordering:

Karen Middletons's "Winter Eyes:
Karen Middleton's "Sea Splash:
Joanne Schempp's "Udora Fairy:
Joanne Schempp's "Ice Ice Baby:

more details on website

Love has Thorns

Hi everyone dear Sweet Pea Stamps lovers. Today I want to share you a card I made in one of my favourite different shape. I made a Gate Fold Card with this beautiful image by Karen Middleton called 'Love has Thorns' She is available as a single stamp, but also comes on Plate # 184 together with three more fabulous women portraits. 

Here you can see how the card looks like when it is closed. 

Here is close up of the image which I coloured with Distress Inks. The background papers are from Prima 'Nature Garden'.

Here you can see how the card looks inside. The dies I used for my card are Spellbinders and Magnolia.

I wis you a magical day now.
Hugs, Karina