Sunday, September 30, 2012

Connie-Where Are The Turtles?

I was playing with an image for
done by ching-chou kuik
"Green Turtle"
I removed the turtles and more.
Below is how the original stamp looks:

I turned this beautiful mermaid into
a beautiful lady!
Colored with Copics and layered onto a
Spellbinders die
"Decorative Oval Window"
made for Heartfelt Creations.
I added some floral touches, but no
more as I wanted to feature the image rather
than the bling.
Please check out the
site for many other lovely images.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Release! Marlon' stamps

©marlon Teunissen's sheet #2, plate #231 now available for pre-ordering:
more details on website!

Teresa Sherman's Halloweenies Witchypoo

Oh Witchypoo! This is another of Teresa Sherman's new releases and isn't she cute?

She was colored with copics and the papers are DCWV. She is available for pre-order in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store and will start shipping October 1. thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pumpkin Queen

Here's an awesome Sweet Pea Halloween themed image from artist Anna Marine called Pumpkin Queen (Plate #141).  What a great image!  I couldn't wait to make a card using this one.  I used some wonderful cardstock in the background with a silver spiderweb printed on it paired with some skull themed ribbon.
Be sure and stop by the Sweet Pea store and check out all of the wonderful Halloween themed stamps as well as the great specials that are going on right now. 

Cheers all,  Holley

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Teresa Sherman's Halloweenie Frankie

Isn't this the cutest Frankenstein? He is available for pre-order in the Sweet Pea Store. The papers are DCWV and he was colored with copics.

The background is purple and his clothes are grey but the scanner seems to think they are the same. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lori is on YouTube!

Lori has a new tutorial up demonstrating how to create the look of folds using Teresa Sherman's Cloaked Lady. The tutorial uses Copic markers and various blending techniques.

Get out your markers or pencils and have some fun coloring some Sweet Pea stamps! The card was created using:
  • Recollections paper 
  • Recollections flowers (distressed with mica) 
  • Martha Stewart paper tape (at the top and wrapped around the die cut) 
  • Sizzix diecut 
  • Handmade bottlecap (distressed with crackle nail polish and mica)
  • Chipboard key (distressed with crackle nail polish and mica) 
  • Vintage lace

All Hallows Eve

Halloween is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I love the decorations and that I can walk into most any store and see a skull!!! 

Sweet Pea Stamps has a large variety of Halloween images available.  From cute, to creepy to sexy, like this one by Rebecca Sinz.  She is called All Hallows Eve and is part of a wonderful plate of images. 

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blog candy winner----

is-------------Kym's Crafty Cards!
Thank you to everyone who took part in the candy.
Kym, please e-mail me your address at

Love Birds

Today I have two more new images from Concetta Kilmer, Owl Hearts (the owl on the branch) and Hooty Love (foreground). They are so adorable! I just knew these had to go on a card together - not only are the great for Valentine's Day but any time you would like to express your love, such as an Anniversary.

The images were colored with copics, the paper are MME. Thanks for stopping by!

New Releases! Elisabeth Bell's designs

Three new images by Elisabeth Bell are available for pre-ordering:

Polly's Little Prayer:
 Milly's Walk:
 Little Peppermint the Dragon:
more details on website!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Blog Candy: Sunday & Monday only!

What is the most unusual item you used on a card that you recycled??
Post your answers in the comment section below, anytime until Monday at 11:59 PM eastern time zone.
I will pick one winner and announce the winner on Tuesday.
The winner will win a 5 ct grab bag.
Once I announce the winner, on this blog, you have until Friday to respond.

Pink Peony

Hello everyone, hope you're doing fine. When I created this card I was in a oriental mood, so I wanted to make a card with an asian touch. Sweet Pea Stamps haves the most beautiful images with this theme, one of it is this one from fabulous ching-chou kuik's called 'Pink Peony'. I decided to make her in green tones. She is available as a single stamp, and also comes together with three other amazing images on Plate # 162.

 I coloured this gorgeous image with Copics. The background papers are from BoBunny.

Have a magical day now!
Hugs, Karina

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Connie-Pink or Blue?

Today I played with a Sweet Pea Stamps
image by Caron Vinson
titled "Blue Fairy"
also found on plate #77.

As you see, I opted to color her in pink hues.
Color by Copic and
dies used by Cheery Lynn Designs.

A sweet 'n simple card!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to go over to 
and check out their awesome 
sales ongoing right now!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Have a 'boo'tiful day!

Here's an amazing stamp from Sweet Pea artist Anna Marine called "Trick or Treat."  I am guessing most gentlemen who look at her would not care if they were going to get a trick or a treat!  Isn't she stunning? Makes me want to go find a costume that looks like that!  be sure and check out the artist's coloring of this image as my depiction is very different.  I love to do that because it gives you many ideas from the same stamp!  I am just so excited for Halloween season because Sweet Pea stamps has so many beautiful Halloween theme stamps. Yeah!
Here's an enlarged version of the image so you can see some detail. I used copic markers to color my version of this stamp.  The stamp itself is approx 2.75" x 3.75"

Hope all these wonderful Halloween images are putting you in the mood, both for some Halloween fun and some Halloween cards.  Have a great weekend and get some fun crafting time in too! 

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Hello everyone, hope you're doing fine. Today I want to share with you a card I recently made with the gorgeous new image from Concetta Kilmer. This beautiful portrait is called 'Serenity'. You can find this image on Plate # 221, together with three other amazing images. And you can get her as a single stamp as well.

I coloured her with Copics. The background papers are from Prima. And the dies I used for this card are from Whiff of Joy.

Below you can see a close up of the card...

Thank you so much for your visit. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Connie-Steampunk Sprockets

This lovely lady is done by Meredith Dillman for 
and is found on plate #87
"Steampunk Fairy"

I began with a white glossy panel on which 
I stamped the image first with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink.
Then I pounced some wadded up wax paper that was dabbed with 
Versamark ink and then brayered dye inks over for 
a resist effect.
I then colored the image in with Copic markers and layered it on
an embossed panel by Provo Craft called
Several dies by Spellbinders were cut from
"Sprightly Sprockets"

Below is a closeup of the 
embossing details.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Concetta Kilmer's Jack-o-lantern Wooty

I just love these owl images from Concetta Kilmer! Of course I had to play with the Halloween themed image first - isn't he fantastic?

The papers are DCWV, image colored with copics. Happy Haunting :-)!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sea Mist

There is a newly released Plate #227 filled with mermaids drawn by Rebecca Sinz.  I saw them and fell instantly in love and HAD to have it!  HAD TO!  This sweet mermaid is called Sea Mist.  Be certain you check out all four of the images on the sheet.  Each of them can be purchased individually as well.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Variations Week: Jennifer's View

Rounding out this month's Variation Week, I am sharing my own version of the gorgeous Toucan image. Now there is a side of me that wanted to color this image like Toucan Sam, and I just might still later on. But after doing some research on coloring I decided on this version of a toucan. I love the blue, green and red combination.

The papers are 7gypsies and the image was colored with copics. thanks for stopping by!

Customer Submission: Monique

Monique shares her lovely creations today.

ching chou kuik's Love is Gone:

Jennifer Nilsson's Daisy Flower Fairy:

ching-chou kuik's Misty Reflections:

Friday, September 14, 2012

New Releases! Concetta Kilmer's Owls

These 4 adorable owls are available to pre-order individually:

more details on website

Customer Submission: Randi Strimp

Randy shares her beautiful creations today.

ching chou kuik's Pale Moon:

Conie Fong Snowy:

Elaine Cox Bess:

Variations Week: Holley's View

Hello everyone! I hope you have been enjoying the variations on the Toucan stamp this week.  This gorgeous design is from artist ching-chou kuik on Plate #211.  What a stunning image.  We don't have any toucans around here in Austin, but we are surrounded by native parrots.  Not the Scarlet Macaws, but green parrots actually live in the "wild" in my neighborhood. 
The other day I was walking by my neighbor's house (she has bird feeders) and I looked up at the power line, there was ELEVEN parrots right there.  WOW.  Sight to be seen, and a squawk you can hear!  Now, if we just had these awesome toucans in our neighborhood, imagine seeing that.  I think the parrots actually came from Mexico at some time and just settled here.  Amazing.   Be sure and check out all the beautiful stamps on this sheet from artist ching-chou kuik. 

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Customer Submission: Luanne

Luanne shares her lovely card today.

ching chou kuik's Koi:

Variations Week: Alex's View

I have been having so much fun with these Variations Weeks.  I color up images that I either haven't before, or might not have gotten to like this one, Toucan by ching chou kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps.  I really love the images on this entire sheet.  You can see how I used the butterfly image "here" if you would like.  The colors for the Toucan were so cheerful and worked well with this Basic Grey paper.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Release! Joanne Schempp's Designs

Joanne Schempp's sheet #12,  Plate #229 now available for pre-ordering:
more details on website!

Variations Week; Karina's View

Hello everyone, now it is my turn to show you what I made with this fabulous image 'Toucan' by ching-chou kuik's. I must confess I took an image of a real toucan to colour mine. And I quite like how it turned out. This image is available as a single stamp. And on Plate # 211 together with three more brilliant images.

I coloured the image with Copics. The background papers are from My Mind's Eye... love those papers! Below you can see a close up of the image.

I wish you a happy day!
Hugs, Karina

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Release!!! Joanne Schempp's designs

Joanne Schempp's sheet #11, Plate #228 now available for pre-ordering:

more details on website

Variations Week: Connie's View

This week the DT got to work with an image by 
ching-chou kuik titled
which you can purchase alone or with
other gorgeous stamps on
plate #211 over at

For my view I layered the image on a
diecut frame that came with my
Genius plates (no mfg name on this).
I layered this onto an embossed panel 
(Spellbinders M'Bossabilities)
"Flower Fun" and added
a diecut by Marianne Creatables
and some flowers by Wild Orchid.
I double-cut one of the stamped
flowers and popped it up for dimension.

I found a color photo of this lovely bird
so I could get the colors somewhat close...
not sure if I succeeded?
Below is a close-up of the Toucan image
with the popped flower:

Be sure to stop back daily as the Team will
be giving you a sample of
different views all week!