Friday, August 31, 2012

Just for you

Here's a wonderful image from Sweet Pea Stamps artist Elisabeth Bell called Sweet Incorrigiblity.  I think this kiddo looks way too cute to really be incorrigible. I am using a great Spellbinders frame to cut out the image as well as a wonderful saying from the Sweet Pea Vertical Sayings plate (Plate #4).
Here's a close-up of the image so you can see the wonderful details.  There's just some stamps that you see immediately and you just know it is from Elisabeth Bell, aren't her stamps adorable?
Doesn't he look sweet as can be?  what mom would call him incorrigible? OK, well, definitely SWEETly incorrigible, esp with those cute flowers he'd be giving her.  Hope this card makes you feel like crafting today.  Be sure and check out all of the Elisabeth Bell images at the store, as well as stopping by to see the current sale!  Can you believe the great sale going on?

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Interchangable Bottle Cap Necklace

Today I would like to share a gift item that aside from the drying time is fairly quick to make. The kids love this bottle cap necklace and it is a lot of fun to create.

Brigid Ashwood's Phunky Phairies Sheet 2 (Sweet Pea Stamps)
White Card Stock (Neenah)
Momento Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Copic Markers (.Too)
Gel Pens (Sakura)

     Rose Star
     Blue Star
     Marine Star
     Golden Star
     Lime Star
     Copper Star
     Red Star

Scissors (EK Success)
1" Circle Punch (EK Success)
.125" Ribbon, Purple (Offray)
Satin Cord, 18" length Purple (Unknown)
Bottle Cap (Found Object)
Jump Ring (The Bead Smith)
Nylon Thread (Unknown)
Needle (The Bead Smith)
Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Industries)
Omni Stick (Hammer Head America)
Magnet Sheet (Found Object)
Glitter, Orange (Unknown)
Crystal Lacquer (Sakura)
  1. Prepare the bottle cap by sanding off any markings and wash.
  2. Fill the inside of the cap with Crystal Lacquer and cover with glitter, allow to cure for at least 24 hours.
  3. Stamp the images, punch out the faces, color using YR00, R00, E02 for the skin; E18, E25, E33,Y06, Y11, Y00, BG72, BG11, G0000 for the hair; use the gel pens to color the backgrounds.
  4. Apply a layer of Crystal Lacquer to each  and allow to dry at least 24 hours.
  5. Adhere the thin ribbon around the bottle cap ridged edge with Omni Stick, leaving a .25" tail at the top.
  6. Sew the jump ring to the tail with the clear thread.
  7. Run the satin ribbon through the jump ring and knot at the end.
  8. Punch 1" circles from the magnet sheet, if there is a business label attach it may come loose - peel it away, otherwise leave it.
  9. Adhere the stamped images to the magnet circles, making sure that the blank side of the magnet is the side that will attach to the bottle cap.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Karen Middleton's Dream Angel

This is another gorgeous new release from Karen Middleton titled Dream Angel.  I wanted to use some pink boa feathers at first but couldn't find any so I took a different route.

The paper is Prima I believe, the heart is a wooden one from Kaisercraft - I covered it with a Viva Pearl pen,, then added some pearls along the side of the background paper. The flowers are Prima too. It has such a regal feel to it I thought a shield from Tattered Angels would be a nice addition also.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Brown Hat Spring Fairy

I created an ATC with more of a Fall feel and color scheme.  This image from Sweet Pea Stamps is the Brown Hat Spring Fairy by Elaine Cox.  It is one of the earlier releases and is part of a truly fabulous sheet and all four images have owls in them.  I trimmed the image quite a bit to fit the area I had created so you do get a bit more to work with for your creations.

Get Inky!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

This weeks happenings!

This week we have some awesome deals!
The store has been updated with all the sale images separated by price point and major price drops! Check out these deals (limited time only until product runs low):
$1 Stamps

$2 Stamps

$3 Stamps

$4 Stamps

Don't forget our new releases by Rebecca Sinz, Elisabeth Bell & Teresa Sherman!

Have you posted your Challenge Entry?
Time is running out! Don't let August end without entering your Sweet Pea creation in the One Sweet Challenge Primary Colors call! You could just win a credit to the Sweet Pea stamps store!

Connie-Sweet Pea Checkbook Cover

I have dipped into my Sweet Pea Stamps stash for
this project.  My old checkbook cover was
getting a little ragged looking so I gathered up some
 Sweet Pea Stamps
and made a new one.

I used some images from Plate #28 by
ching chou kuik and some pretty pearl swirls
by Recollections paired with some
papers by K and Company along with
my butterfly edger punch by Martha Stewart for one
side (top photo).

The bottom photo shows the other side of the cover with
the same paper pad (different design) and same butterfly punch.
On this side I used stamps from Plate #5
"Wanna Have Fun"
as well as some Stickles by Ranger
and small gems here and there.

I punched a border from one paper and adhered it to the other paper and
repeated for the other side for added contrast.

A simple but useful project yes?
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lori returns to YouTube!

Lori demonstrates how to create a cover for a notebook with pockets. It would be great for back to school or as a gift for a teacher or friend. It showcases two beautiful Sweet Pea Stamps, Teresa Sherman's "Fae" and Elizabeth Bell's "Teeny Tiny."

Karen Middleton's Blessed Dreams

Today I would like to share a card created with Karen Middleton's Blessed Dreams. This image can be found as a single or on a sheet that includes three other lovely images.

Please excuse how off kilter my image is, I finally broke down and bought a new pc. It came with Adobe Elements and I am not too familiar with it's workings...being lazy I will probably download the free programs I am accustomed to later this week.

Anyway, the papers and flowers are Prima and Core'dinations, the image was colored with Copics, the gemstones are Glitterazzi. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Don't forget to visit the SPS store, there are some super awesome stamp specials going on!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Meet Eva the Witch

Meet Eva the Witch.  This awesome image is designed by artist Teresa Sherman on plate #213.  I love how mysterious she looks.  To enhance that look, I fussy cut her out and layered her on a piece of shimmery gold paper.  I mounted her on a double layer of double stick tape, so she is actually quite high on the card. 
Then I added some major shimmery bling behind her.  It's thick bling covered in glitter and all black, but it gives a wonderful radiance about it and really makes Eva the Witch stand out.  Here's a close up of this wonderful stamp:
Drop by the store and check out all of  Teresa Sherman's images, including a new sheet, plate #222.  As a extra this week, here's another awesome stamp that is designed by Teresa, it's called Skeletal Candle Holder, plate #216.
I am using a wonderful border punch to go with it from Martha Stewart and a saying stamp from Sweet Pea stamps.  Isn't this stamp great, here's a close up, I think many people might like this for occasions other than Halloween!

Be sure and check out all the great holiday theme stamps and especially the brand new Teresa Sherman stamps!!  They are perfect for Halloween.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 23, 2012

An Elaine Cox Beauty

This image is from the Elaine Cox collection and can be found on Plate 84.

It was colored with copics, tha papers are just some from my stash. thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the fantastic images on sale in the webstore!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

More Releases: Teresa Sherman

4 new stamps available by Teresa Sherman:

"Black Widow":

"Maid of the Riverbank":

                                                      "Snowy Mailbox":

"Penguin Family":

more details on website

Teeny Tiny

Hello everyone, last Sunday we had a very hot day with around 34 degrees. As I don't like it that hot I preferred to stay inside and crafting in my somewhat a bit cooler craft room, creating this card I want to show you today. I made it with my actual favourite colour combo... cool colours :o)... blue and pink. I used one of my favourite images by Elizabeth Bell called 'Teeny Tiny'

I coloured this sweet image with Distress Inks. The background papers are Prima. 

Have a magical day now!
Hugs, Karina

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

NEW Releases! Elisabeth Bell

3 new images by Elisabeth Bell now available for pre-ordering:

"Cami in Fall":

"Little Wispy Willow With Pumpkin":
"Winter Penelope":

more details on website

Emo Valentine Fairy

This lovely image titled Emo Valentine Fairy is part of the newly released Plate #222 drawn by Teresa Sherman.  I love all four images on this plate, LOVE them!!!!  This is going to be a fabulous image not only for Valentine's Day, but other times I want to send someone a card that I am thinking of them too.

Get Inky!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Customer $25 gift card winner is..............

Dawn T! 
Congrats Dawn. I will be e-mailing you your gift card

Blog Candy winner!!!!

..............Rhonda Miller!!!
Rhonda Congratulations, please e-mail me at
so I can mail you out your grab bag!

New Release!!! Rebecca Sinz's new art

Rebecca Sin'z sheet #9, Plate #224 on pre-order now:
more details on website!

Connie-Floral Gift Card

This little pretty comes to you courtesy of
Elisabeth Bell titled
"Lazy Daisy"
from her Twinkle Toe series for
Sweet Pea Stamps.

A friend (who loves the color orange)
just had a baby girl so of course I 
thought of this Sweet Pea Stamps image.
The card itself is fairly simple since
there isn't enough room on a card this 
size to add much bling.
I sized it to fit the small card stick that comes with
a pot of flowers as you can see at the bottom.
I used Copics for color and cut some tiny
butterflies with dies by 
Cheery Lynn Designs
for oomph!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blog Candy!!!

I will be giving away a 5 count grab bag to one lucky winner.
Every now an then I love to find out what is your favorite image, since we
are constantly coming out with new stamps
So..... post your current favorite image (along with the artist of the image) below
anytime before Sunday and you will be entered in a raffle for a 5 count grab bag.
The winner will be posted on Monday on the blog. You will need to contact us
with your mailing address by Wednesday

Brigid Ashwood´s Steamy Butterfly

Brigid Ashwood's sheet 4 plate 105

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Customer Submission: Robyn Pitcher

Robyn shares her beautiful creations today.

Conie Fong's Puppy Love:

Meredith Dillman's Blue Fairy:

Customer Submission Week: Abby Rose

Today one of our young customers shares her adorable artwork.

ching-chou kuik's Blue-Rose-Tatoo:

Friday, August 17, 2012

ONLY One Penny with $25 Purchase

spend at least $25 and receive plate #6 for only one penny
details on website:

Variations Week: Holley's View

Here's a wonderful stamp for Halloween from artist Elisabeth Bell.  This image is Jack-o-Latern Tea.   Here's my card using this adorable image.  I cut out the image using a large Spellbinders rectangular frame and colored it with Copic Markers.  I added some great Halloween themed embellishments including a fun
border theme sticker with Halloween sayings on it as well as some dimensional candy corn stickers and then frosted the edges of the papers with Colorbox Chalk ink.  Below is a close up of the image:

Isn't this a delightful image for those Halloween cards you want to make?  I am using three shades of orange on the dress and the pumpkin YR04, YR07, and YR09.  What a fun image to play with.  Check it out at the Sweet Pea store!

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Customer Submission: Olivia Marmara

Olivia shares her beautiful cards today.

Elisabeth Bell's Party Pose:

Elisabeth Bell's Twinkle Toes Crocus:

Karen Middleton' s Believe:

Conie Fong's Buttercup: