Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Connie-Butterfly Yuki

Today I played with one of Conie Fong's fabulous images titled
You can find all of Conie's stamps at
I've had her colored up for some time but my real inspiration was cleaning my craft room and finding an unused designer paper pack by DCWV named "Far East"
I have used a Spellbinder shape with some
subtle Copic airbrushing and
a Cheery Lynn Designs die called
"Lace Faerie Queen"
Several gems by Studio G and it looked good to me.

Below is a close-up of that butterfly:

I hope it looks good to you!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012


I must admit Elisabeth Bell is one of my favourite Artists and I so glad this one has been made into a stamp - it's totally gorgeous!  This one is called BEACH BALL BABY.  There are another two fabulous stamps from EB just released so take a look.  I'm just in the process of colouring one of them so hopefully when I have caught up with things I'll be able to get it posted.

Inside View

All other details can be found here.

Best wishes,

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Twinkle Toes Fleur

This stamp is just adorable and it's perfect for summertime!  It's called Twinkle Toes Fleur by artist Elisabeth Bell.  I can't imagine anything cuter than this little girl dancing around with her fairy wings and her little flower skirt. I added some gorgeous lace and a little bling to top it off.
 Here's a close-up of the stamp image, which I have colored with Copic Markers.  Isn't it adorable?  The Sweet Pea store just released new stamps by artist Elisabeth Bell in addition to this cutie.  I would laugh and say that wouldn't it be funny if there were flowers taller than her, but even in Texas, where we lack water (and sometimes good soil) the sunflowers do grow taller than even me at 5'4", so I think the flowers could easily be taller than this kiddo.
Hope this card has inspired you to make something adorable for summertime.  Check out all the Elisabeth Bell stamps and check out the wonderful stamps on sale at the store.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, July 26, 2012

This month's challenge reminder!

Time's running out on this month's challenge! Share your Sweet Pea Creation using stitching (faux or real) for a chance win at One Sweet Challenge!

New Release! Concetta Kilmer's Designs

Concetta Kilmer's sheet #1, Plate #221 now available for pre-ordering:
more details on website!


Today I have a card to share with you using "Honey" by Terra Bidlespacher. You can purchase her as a single or on sheet #11, Plate #210.

I decided to go with one of my favorite colors "Green".
The image was colored with copics.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Lasting Charm

Hi everyone, Karina here to show you a card I recently made with a fabulous image by ching-chou kuik's. It is called 'Lasting Charm'. You can get this beautiful image as a single stamp. And it is available on Plate # 97 as well, together with three other amazing images.

I coloured the image with Copics. The papers I used are Bo Bunny.

Have a wonderful day now! 
Hugs, Karina

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Conie Fong's Love My Choo Choo Train

This image is another new release in the Conie Fong collection. It's titled Love My Choo Choo Train and is available as a single image. It will begin shipping July 31. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


This week I am sharing this fabulous image from Sweetpea stamps with you.  Teresa Sherman's Steampunk Sally - Sheet 4, Plate 212 available here.

Gothic/steam punk images aren't usually my thing as I'm not a lover of Dark images,  I find them difficult to do favouring cute - but I have to say I was expectantly drawn to this plate.  

After colouring this stamp I thought it looked too clean for steam punk so decided to have a go at PUNKING IT UP - I had sprayed the image with a shine varnish so it was difficult to get the distressing inks to work.  I actually liked the finish result and was glad that the varnish had stopped the distressing inks from penetrating and saturating the image too much.

Inside view

For more details check out my blog here.

Done forget to check out those stamps at Sweetpea and check out those new artists too - I can't wait to get mine!

Best wishes,

Monday, July 23, 2012

Connie-Blending Technique

Here is a technique for you called "Gelato Blending"


Gelatos by Faber Castell
Plate 17 "Angel Kisses" stamps by 
versamark pad
black embossing powder
heat tool
white card stock
sponges or brushes
paper towels


1)  Stamp your image on white stock with Versamark ink.

2)  Cover with black embossing powder and heat till melted.

3)  Scribble Gelato onto plastic piece and rub sponge or brush in
to cover and apply to image.  

4)  Scribble another Gelato color and blend into first color.  These blend
very well very easily.

**I found that rubbing my finger on the top of the Gelato itself and then on my image worked
the best for me.  Color was easily removed with a wet wipe.  Applying Gelato directly resulted
in lines of color where I didn't want them and was hard to blend in-this was my experience.**

You could do this with black card stock and white ep or white stock and clear ep….the
possibilities are endless!  I only have gold, silver, black and white for colors so my test was limited.
I blended silver in the center of my verse with gold on the outer parts and a little black along the edges
for contrast.

My sample uses stamps by Sweet Pea Stamps dp by 7gypsies "nottinghill", corner die by memory box
"Macarena Corner", label dies by Spellbinders "Ornate Artisan".  The flowers are by Wilton with Copic color
airbrushed on the edges.
and here is a closeup view of the Sweet Pea verse itself:

I hope you have enjoyed this little lesson.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


It is no secret.  I LOVE Halloween.  I love Halloween stuff, Halloween images, Halloween colors, Halloween EVERYTHING!  This fabulous image by Joanne Schempp called Weena is absolutely no exception.

Right now, Sweet Pea Stamps is have a Halloween SALE.  Halloween images, including Weena are all on sale and can be found in their own special section HERE.  Grab one, two or ALL of them!  You will be so glad you did!!!

Get Inky!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Conie Fong's Little Blossom and Flowers on the Beach

Today I would like to share with you two cards featuring the newest Conie Fong images - they have to be the most adorable stamps yet!

Flowers on the Beach:

Little Blossom:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Lori is on YouTube Today!

On You tube, Lori demonstrates how to create a vintage style accordian fold out card featuring one of Ching Chou Kuik's gorgeous stamps called "Come Softly." The paper used was Graphic 45 and distressed with Vintage Photo.

Meet Fae

Here's an amazing Sweet Pea stamp from artist Teresa Sherman named Fae from plate #212.  Isn't she stunning?  All the images on this stamp plate are just gorgeous.  Just wait until I make cards out of the others.  I just love the bold line on the drawing.  I added some wonderful butterfly diecuts and a thick scroll diecut for the center of the card.
Here's a close up of the Sweet Pea stamp

The gorgeous punch in the center is from EK Success.  The beautiful butterflies are diecuts from Cheery Lynn in the UK and these flowers are from Prima.  Hope you will drop by the store and check out all the Teresa Sherman Stamps.  Sweet Pea has released several new sheets of her designs that are amazing!

Cheers all!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Release!! Marlon Teunissen Art

Marlon's first sheet of stamps is available for pre-ordering, sheet #1, Plate #220:
more details on website!

Dollar Pages Updated!

Our overstock page has been updated! 
6 pages of stamps that are only$1, $2, $3 and $4 each!
This may change at any time, once we run low!

Penny Plate

Through July 31st. Receive Plate #2 Collage sheet for only one penny with a $30 purchase. 

Details on website:

see the DT samples of this sheet:


Hi Everyone.
  Today I have a card to share with you using one of  Terra Bidlespacher's newest stamps called 
" Morganna".  You can purchase her as a single or on sheet #11, Plate #210 with 3 other awesome and sweet images.

I used some Bo Bunny paper, tag, skull buttons, tulle, Spellbinder Dies and foam tape.
The image was colored with copics.

I love Terra's images and have so much fun coloring them.
I hope you have a wonderful day and don't forget about the shipping rates available over at the store, plus all the sales she has going on.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Please Welcome-----

2 new artists to the Sweet Pea Stamps line:
Concetta Kilmer & Marlon Teunissen

Sneak peek at an upcoming rubber stamp design by Concetta, 'Butterfly Princess':


           Sneak peek at an upcoming rubber stamp design by Marlon, 'Standing Pretty':

Be on the look out for the pre-orders from these very talented artists coming soon!

Nikki Burnette's Telsa

Nikki Burnette's Telsa

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Releases! Karen Middleton & Conie Fong's images

Karen Middleton's 'Angels', sheet #20, Plate #219:
 Conie Fong's Little Blossom:
 Conie Fong's Love My Choo Choo Train:
 Conie Fong's Flowers on the Beach:

all on pre-order, see website for more details and ordering


Hi dear Sweet Pea Stamps lovers. Hope you are doing fine. Today I show you a card I made with one of the fabulous image by the very talented artist ching-chou kuik's. It is 'Peony' and you can find her on Plate # 97 together with three more gorgeous images.

I coloured the image with Copics. The papers are Webster's Page. 

Thank you very much for looking! Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Monday, July 16, 2012


Just look at that adorable face on Bite!  How could she possibly do anything but wish you well?  Such a sweetie, devil cupcake and all.

Once again Terra Bidlespacher has drawn an image I could not resist!  Bite is part of Plate #210 or available as a single from Sweet Pea Stamps.

Get Inky!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Connie-Let There Be Unicorns

Isn't this stamp by Terra Bidlespacher
"Pixie and Bea"
just the cutest???
You can find her lovely collection
of stamps over at 

I used papers by 7 Gypsies "nottinghill"
card stock by Reflections
die cut corner by Memory Box "Madera Corner"
I sponged Distress inks on the image and 
fussy cut it out and popped it up after glitzing the wings 
and the unicorn horn with my clear glitter pen.
I attached the corner with my new Stamp Runner tool by 
TomBow.  I love it!!
Thanks for stopping by.  Hurry over to 
and check out those gorgeous stamps!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Customer Submission: Robyn Pitcher

Robyn shares her beautiful creations today.

ching chou kuik's Holly Night:

ching chou kuik's Swim with Dolphin:

Rachel Anderson's Queen of Hearts:

Rachel Anderson's Opalite: