Monday, August 21, 2017

SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release - Day 1

I'm super excited to spill the beans...I'm on the SugarPea Designs team!  I'm beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity!  Let's jump right in, shall we?!

This week we are celebrating the new Fall Product Release!  The goodies will be available at  6 pm eastern Friday August 25th!!!

Today the team is featuring the new Arrow Cover Plate and the new Indian Summer stamp set + coordinating Sugarcut dies!

I've combined the new Indian Summer stamps with the new Spots & Stripes Pastels Pattern Paper Collection!  The addition of the Log Cabin Mountainscape SugarCut along with panels from the It's a Celebration + Sugar & Spice Patterned Paper Collection finish off my project.

That racoon!  He's so sweet!

There's a giveaway on the SugarPea Designs Blog!  You have all week to comment! Winners will be announced on Monday, August 28th.

The team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects.  And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today’s giveaway prize.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Reverse Confetti: It's a #PSL kind of day

Hello + Happy Saturday!  There's a chill in the air in the pacific northwest and it has me ready for fall!  

I read that there are a couple places that will be offering their versions of the Pumpkin Spice Latte on August 31st.  While Starbucks is bracing themselves for their PSL season.

Well, of course I had to design a PSL card:

I combined Reverse Confetti's Pumpkin Patch with Just Brew It.  Let's start on the bottom and work our way up!  My white card base has a strip from the Free Spirit 6x6 paper pad.  I mounted it on a Midnight panel. 

The Lacy Scallop Circle is a great background for the coffee + pumpkin.  The inks I used:

Tangerine  •  Rust  •  Dark Roast  •  Midnight

The sentiment is from the For the Love of Latte set.

My card was inspired by Fusion Card Challenge:

Friday, August 18, 2017

Altenew - New Day Card Kit Blog Hop Winner!

Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the wonderful comments you left on my Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop post!  I truly appreciate the time you took to check out my projects and leave me a little note!  

Although I know you want to know if you're a winner, hang tight because I do have a project that I whipped up this morning!

Check out the awesome Altenew New Day Card Kit:

It is so jam packed with's crazy good!  Here's a look back at my projects that I designed especially for the blog hop:

Here's my card for today:

Sorry, I just can't seem to stay away from green 💚  The stamp set in the kit has such pretty blooms and sentiments.  I made this especially for my ex mother-in-law.  She is a Super Star that just turned 91 years old this week...she is AMAZING.  I consider myself fortunate to continue to have her in my life (30+ years!).

The watercolor panel is from the 6x6 paper pad that also comes in the kit!  Don't forget that Altenew also carries adhesive too!

My card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:

Thanks for hanging out with you go:

I used to pick my winner of an Altenew $30 Gift Certificate:

Yay Heather!!!  Congrats on the win!  I'll send you an email now!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hero Arts: Above and Beyond

I'm up on the Hero Arts blog with a fun galaxy card!  Here's a sneak peek of it:

For all the details, make sure you pop over to the Hero Arts blog!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Reverse Confetti SALE + Hop!

Hello and Happy Saturday!  Did you hear that it's Jen's Birthday Weekend and she's celebrating with a SALE and 2 Day Hop?!  Now is the time to stock up on your Reverse Confetti favorites!  Today's fun starts HERE.

In case you missed it, there was a hop yesterday too, the fun starts HERE.

Today's project features the Banner in Bloom stamps + coordinating confetti cuts.

It's such a pretty stamp and I love the different sentiments that you can use.  All I did was some quick coloring to coordinate with the panel from the Under The Umbrella 6x6 Paper Pad.

Stone cardstock is one of my favorites and goes wonderfully with the pattern paper.  I finished off my card with a trio of enamel dots from my stash.

My card was inspired by the August SFYTT:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway!

I'm thrilled to be a designer for the Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the fabulous Tiffany Solorio!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Altenew Blog!

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, August 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, August 19th.

I will also being a Giveaway based on the comments left on this blog post. Commenting will be open until August 17th at 11:59 pm EDT. I will announce the winner on my blog Friday, August 18th!

Have you seen the gorgeous New Day Card kit?!

I could literally create for days with this kit.  I managed to make 3 cards for today's hop and didn't even make a dent in all the supplies!

I had so much fun, first up is a card that uses some of the images from the stamp set:

If you didn't know it already, green is my favorite.  I certainly gravitated to that gorgeous striped paper from the 6x6 paper pad.  See that frame?  Oh my, it's absolutely gorgeous and just filled with such lovely details.  I stamped the bloom in a couple different shades of ink to come up with my own custom color.  The mixed font sentiment is perfect-o!

Next up is a card that I designed to focus on the paper pad: 

I used my Distress Oxides to color in those blooms!  Super happy that the paper didn't warp at all!  I can't stay away from that beautiful frame die!  This time I die cut it in black and mounted all the layers on a black note card.  The sentiment is from the kit's stamp set.  A little bit of a watercolored background to coordinate with the blooms.

My final card has no stamping!

I used that awesome wood veneer and puffy letters from the kit and *boom* the card was done!

Whew!  That's it for me!  Next up is the awesome TaeEun Yoo!  Remember to leave a comment before you go to be eligible for the giveaway!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:

Pinkfresh Studio Design Team Line Up & Escape the Ordinary Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Design Team Line Up & Escape the Ordinary Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the very awesome Amanda-Jayne Baldwin's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Pinkfresh Studio Blog!

Leave a comment as you hop along for a chance to win!  One winner will receive the Escape the Ordinary Collection:

and another winner will receive a Stamp & Die Prize Package worth over $100.00!

The winners will be randomly selected and the requirement is that you leave a comment on each Blog in the Hop!

I'm so excited to be a part of this team and am thoroughly grateful for the experience.  Let's get started, shall we?  I have two projects to share today, first up is a card that uses the Unicorn Dreams stamp set:

I wanted to give the card a 'dreamy look' so for the background I used the smooshing technique with a couple of the Distress Oxide inks.  To help ground the Unicorn, I did use just the Twisted Citron on a separate panel for her to stand on.

I also tried to coordinate the colors that were already on the Felicity Phrase Sticker that I used.

Next up is a card that I designed using the Escape the Ordinary stamp set + coordinating die:

I gotta tell you, the way that Pinkfresh Studio coordinates their stamps + dies is truly genius.  I started off with an oxide ink galaxy panel that I pre-designed and dried thoroughly.  I stamped some of the images on the panel and heat embossed them in gold.  I tucked in that awesome circle die cut from the Ephemera Pack with Foil Accents.

It was perfect since it has a matte black background just like my galaxy panel!

That's it for me, up next is the wonderful Beata Valint!

In case you get lost along the way, the hop listing is below!

Happy Hopping!

9. Amy Tsuruta 💚