Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Neat & Tangled Design Team Reunion!


Post 3 of 3 for today.

Click here for the Sugarpea Designs Mix It Up Challenge

Click here for the Hero Arts Winterfime Fun Blog Hop reminder


Have you been following the Neat & Tangled Design Team Reunion?  We're helping Danielle celebrate 5 years...how fun is that?!  

I'm up on the Neat & Tangled blog today!  I'd love for you to pop over there and check out my project I made especially for today!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:


SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #34: In Everything, Give Thanks.



Post 2 of 3 for today.


Click here for the Neat and Tangled Design Team Reunion.

Click here for the Hero Arts Winterfime Fun Blog Hop reminder



Hello Hello!  So what did you scoop up from the SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release?!  Everything is so much fun so I wouldn't be surprised if you just bought it all!  Today I'm playing along with some of my teamies in the Mix It Up Challenge #34!


I didn't get to play with the awesome Arrow Cover Plate last week so I knew that I wanted to start with that!  I used a panel from the Spots & Stripes Brights Patterned Paper Collection.

Those guys from the Indian Summer set are so cute, love that cute turkey too!


I heat embossed the sentiment in copper and used the smallest Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles - SugarCuts.

Make sure you pop over to the SugarPea Designs blog for more inspiration...play along to WIN!


Hero Arts: Have a wonderful day!


Post 1 of 3 for today.

Click here for the Neat and Tangled Design Team Reunion.

Click here for the SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge.



Just a reminder about the Hero  Arts 2017 Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog HopHero Arts will be giving away THREE $25 Shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop!  The fun starts HERE.

I did want to share another project, this one is featured in Wintertime Fun catalog.  It features the Wonderful Stamp & Cut set.


The inks I used:




 Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Heart Desires: May the Forest be with You






I'm excited to be up on The Heart Desires blog!  Here's a peek at my supplies, pop over there for the full reveal!



Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hero Arts: You are absolutely awesome





Hello and Happy Sunday afternoon!  I'm posting a bit later than usual but wanted to whip up something I had swirling around.  Some of you might remember that my boy is doing a study abroad in Paris and he landed there this morning!


I made this especially with him in mind, let's start on the bottom and work our way up!  I used a panel from the Earth Mix Layering Papers and stamped the Designer Woodgrain stamp with Soft Brown Shadow Ink.

The Absolutely Awesome sentiment was stamped with Intense Black ink on a panel from the Pool Mix Layering Papers.  I was able to get the curve cut by using one of the Nesting Oval Infinity Dies.


Have you picked up the Shopping Bag Fancy Die?  If not, you really should, it is so much fun!  I like to use double sided paper, and like the last time, I used upcycled packing paper.  I stuffed it with tissue from a gift that the kids got me from Sugarfina.  I know that the boy will recognize it :)

I had to use the Coffee and Croissant set because I keep telling the kids that's all I'm going to consume when we're in Paris together.

I can't wait to send him his first care package, I'll tuck this in there.

My card was inspired by the Paper Players:



Friday, August 25, 2017

SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release Day!




Welcome to Release Day!  This week we have been celebrating the new SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release!  The goodies will be available TONIGHT at  6 pm eastern!!!


Place an order* of $60 or more (excluding discounts and shipping) and you will receive Knit Wit, FREE!  
*This Sweet Incentive promotion begins Friday, August 25th at 6PM EST and runs through midnight September 25th, 2017 – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! This promotion will not be applied to any orders placed prior to or after the end of said promotion time.  It is not necessary to add the Sweet Incentive promotional item to your cart or enter a coupon code, it will be automatically included on all qualifying orders! Click HERE for more details.


SugarCut – Knit Wit is a coordinating die set to our Knit Wit stamp set (sold separately).


Today the team is featuring the new  Knit Wit incentive stamp set + coordinating Sugarcut dies!   


Okay, this Knit Wit set is absolutely ADORABLE.  I couldn't resist adding that cute winking face on the skein of yarn!


The fun base panel is from the Countryside Charm Patterned Paper Collection.


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.



The product links will be active at 6 pm eastern tonight!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release - Day 4





Welcome to Day 4 of Sweet Peek Week!  This week we are celebrating the new SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release!  The goodies will be available at  6 pm eastern Friday August 25th!!!

Today the team is featuring the new Mandala stamp set + Sweet Sentiments - You + SugarCuts You!


My card base is 4.25 x 4.25 inches.  I wanted the aqua panel with the gorgeous Mandala to really pop!  Initially I was going to heat emboss it in white but decided to ink it up with white pigment ink...really love the look.



Love the Sweet Sentiments - You!






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.



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team Q&A


This is post 3 of 3 for today.

click HERE for the Hero Arts Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog Hop.

click HERE for the SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release - Day 3.



Hello!  I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog with a big of Q&A.  It's a new feature this summer so that you can get to know our awesome Design Team!

I'm bravely showing pics of my craft room and cracked myself up because I 'saw things' as I'm typing up my post but didn't have a chance to reshoot...just 'keeping things real'.

I hope you join me over there and say Hello!

Hero Arts Winter Catalog Blog Hop + Giveaway!

This is post 2 of 3 for the day!

click HERE for the SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release - Day 3

Click HERE for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Q&A




Hello and welcome to the Hero Arts 2017 Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog Hop!  The new products have been shipping to retailers for a few weeks but they're now available in the Hero Arts store.  We're celebrating the new release with a Blog Hop!

Hero Arts will be giving away THREE $25 Shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop!  Please leave a comment by Wednesday, August 30th at 11:59 pm pacific for a chance to win.  Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

You should have arrived here from my wonderful teamie, Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the Hero Arts blog so you don't miss any of the fun!

I have two projects to share with you today so let's get started, shall we?!

Have you seen the new Wintertime Fun catalog?!  It's gorgeous and I believe the best one yet (although I say that about all the Hero Arts catalogs!).  HERE'S the link to it.

My first card features the new Santa Snacks Stamp & Cut:


My main color palette is pink + green which makes me a happy crafter!  Gotta love that sweet mug of hot chocolate!  The images have been stamped with Intense Black and colored with copics.  Do you spy the smidge of Tide Pool Shadow Ink?

My next card features the new Color Layering Holly stamps and coordinating frame cuts.


The inks I used on the holly leaves:


I used the frame cuts and red felt from my stash for the holly berries!  The Nesting Postage Stamp Infinity die makes for a fun backdrop, don't you agree?

That's it for me!  Next up is my awesome teamie, Michelle Short!

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

Amy Tsuruta 💚

SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release - Day 3


This is post 1 of 3 for today.

click HERE for the Hero Arts Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog Hop.


click HERE for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team Q&A

Welcome to Day 3 of Sweet Peek Week!  This week we are celebrating the new SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release!  The goodies will be available at  6 pm eastern Friday August 25th!!!

Today the team is featuring the new  Monster Mash stamp set + coordinating Sugarcut dies along with the SpookyScape SugarCut Die!


There are so many fun images and sentiments in the Monster Mash set!  I went with the cute vampire.  He's been stamped on watercolor paper and colored with various zig markers.  I loaded up his cape with Wink of Stella.  He's sitting on 2 different Zig Zag Stitched Circles.  


The first circle has a combo of a couple different Distress Oxides that I smooshed onto a large acrylic block and followed up with squirts of water.  I just smooshed my circle panel onto the acrylic block to pick up the colors.  I used the heat gun and a dried baby wipe to clean up any huge puddles.  The other circle layer has been cut with the SpookyScape SugarCut Die.  Isn't it fun layered onto the night sky panel and behind that fun guy?





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.