Friday, November 01, 2013

Happy Birthday to the Queen of the Bombshells!!!

Today is a very, very special day.  We are celebrating Shannon's Birthday.  Shannon is the owner of Bombshell Stamps and our very own Queen of the Bombshells.  For her birthday some of the current and prior Bombshells decided to get together and have a special Bombshell Hop!  If you are looking for the complete list, of just stumbled upon this by accident, it can be found on the Bombshell Stamps blog here.  If you are hopping along with us, you should have come from the amazingly talented Milo's blog.

My Birthday Card for Shannon is done up with the "Mistress of the Bombshells"  with a bit of Halloween thrown in for good measure.




I used the Halloween Costume Digital Stamps.  Do you know that Bombshell Stamps actually has a large variety of digi stamps?  You can find the entire selection right here.  Of course, my favorite are still the red rubber and they are all here.  Shipping is always affordable at Bombshell Stamps so no need to order less to cover shipping.

Next up on the hop is Teresa .  I know you are in for a treat when you see what she has created!!!

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Alex

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

SCACD Digi Day

SCACD now has Digital Images available to purchase.  I hope everyone knows that, but you may not know that new ones are being added all the time!  To share how much variety is available, several people, including me, are having an SCACD Digi Day and sharing creations made with SCACD Digital images.  You can find a complete list of participants on the SCACD Blog HERE.


Bones is such a fun image.  Perfect for Halloween, but also perfect for year round.


Bones comes with two different sentiments.  The one I used and "A Dog's Love is Forever" 
I paired the image with paper from the Bo Bunny paper pad Fright Delight.  I also used the Dies by SCACD - Ornate Hinge to create the embellishment.


Holiday Thad makes me smile just looking at him.  This is one of the newly released Digi Images and I am loving him!  There are more holiday creations including him in my future.
Holiday Thad also comes with the sentiment shown here.  The background paper is from the Simple Stories - December Documented.  This is probably one of my favorite holiday paper pads ever.  If you haven't used Simple Stories before, check them out.  I really like the way they organize and coordinate the papers.
 
 
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Alex


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Stormy Moon


There are so many gorgeous mermaid images available from Sweet Pea Stamps.  One of the amazing artists of mermaids is Elaine Cox and this one is called Stormy Moon.  She was a joy to color.
 
I am especially pleased with the sky background and how it turned out.  I did it a different way than I have tried before and just crossed my fingers.

You can get Stormy Moon in  red rubber HERE or digital HERE.

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Alex

Friday, September 27, 2013

SCACD New Release Hop

Today Susana Loves Stamps is releasing another new round of these unique, fresh and edgy rubber stamps due to the response we got to the premier MechAnimals stamps.  Along with the new MechAnimals there are some fabulous new Far East and floral inspired rubber stamps being released today as well. They can all be found HERE.

The SCACD Design Team along with some friends and guests are doing a hop and I am so excited to be your first stop showcasing these rubber stamps.

First up is Eye on the Prize.  



I have to admit that I find preying mantis fascinating.  Always have.  The best was the year I found a whole bunch of baby ones in my flower bed.  They were less than 1/2 inch long and still had all the detail of the adults.  Just amazing.  I have only ever seen them in green or brown in my garden, however, this one appeared at my house in blue!  He looks quite dapper don't you think?  Also a bit wise with the saying that accompanies the image.

After coloring him up I used paper from the new Echo Park Reflections pack.  I also added to it with some white ink and the new Tim Holtz stencil Eye Chart

Next I get to share Zen Skull



I realize that you all know that I looooooooooooove this one.  LOVE!  The chinese lantern is actually and accessory stamp that comes with the skull to use for the eyes, to create a background, whatever you can imagine.  Did I tell you I LOVE this?

After stamping and coloring the image, I cut out the eye and nose sockets and fussy cut the lanterns.  I adhered it to black cardstock and trimmed around the image.  I used background paper found in the Bo Bunny Autumn Song paper pack.  Before I adhered it to the background, I used the branches from the large Baobab Tree that is part of today's release and stamped around the edges.  The sentiment is also stamped directly on the paper.  It says "Remember When".  You get the sentiment when you purchase both skulls released today.  What is the other one you ask?  Well, keep hopping and you will see! :)

You next stop on the hop is a new one and I am super excited about it.  We have a new member of the SCACD Design Team.  She is wonderfully talented and I know she has something amazing to share with you.  Please leave her some love and welcome here to our SCACD world!  Your next stop is:

Alaine - our newest DT member!!!!

SCACD Digital is also releasing a fun little gaggle of digital ghoulies that scream fun and sweetness :)  SCACD Digital images are available now for purchase HERE but watch out for some fun from the design team and friends to showcase the newest digital releases in the near future!

Our International friends can get all the new rubber stamps at Quixotic Paperie HERE :)  

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Alex 


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps is having a SALE!!!

During our 'Artist of the week' and Joanne Schemps rubber stamps are 20% 0ff. digis are 10% off!

W only have 2 more pesons to each 1,000 likes on face book,  The 1, 000 person to like us on face book will geta $15 gift voucher to use in our stores shop:

Don'r forget to check out all the new items we have in our shop:
Through the end of the month, spend $25 in rubber stamps and receive a free rubber stamp ($5.99 value), enter the code:
freestamp
and this will take $5.99 off your order (this is for rubber stamps only, digis not included)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A bit of Halloween




I was sooooooooooooooo excited when I learned what the variation image is for this week at Sweet Pea Stamps.  She is ADORABLE and it is HALLOWEEN!  How could I be happier?  I can't!

This cutie is Priscilla by Conie Fong.  I went outside my box and just colored her however I wanted, them pulled out papers.  I was fortunate and found a great match in some of my Halloween papers.  Then I used some die cuts to complete the card.

I hope you are enjoy all the variety by the DT on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog while using the same image.  I love seeing what everyone creates.

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Alex

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Light of Beautitude



Light of Beautitude is by ching chou kuik and available in red rubber from Sweet Pea Stamps.  It has been some time since I colored up one of the earlier releases and I enjoyed doing so.  The artist has her with black hair, but I like her with the auburn as well.  Then background paper is from Carta Bella Hello Again collection.

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Alex

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Just keep swimming....



This fun Lion Fish image is from the SCACD Digital collection. I know that lion fish are not this color in real life.  However, since I am the one with the markers, I pick the colors and I wanted to give green and blue a try.  Liking it!  :)



The fun bottom of the sea plants are actually the Dies by SCACD Fancy Flowers upside down.  I am super happy with how they turned out. You will see this from me again with a mermaid, or dolphin, or other sea creature I am certain! 



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Alex

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Magical Springtime



This lovely lady is drawn by Elaine Cox for Sweet Pea Stamps and is called Magical Springtime.  She is available in both red rubber and digi form for whatever your preference.  I couldn't resist using some of my Maya Road chipboard to create a second branch and bird to go with her.

There is something special going on at Sweet Pea Stamps!!!

Weekend Special!


Save 20% on all your rubber stamp purchases
this is good for Friday, Saturday & Sunday ONLY!


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Alex

Friday, August 30, 2013

Somebodys Watching Me......


The very first time I saw this image in the Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital section, I giggled.  In fact, every time I look at it I either giggle or crack a smile.  How can something that makes me that happy just to look at it not be a blast to create with?  Well, it is :)

I combined it with paper from the Carta Bella Hello Again collection.  The sentiment comes with the image, called Somebody's Watching Me...  I was going to get all creative and add more embellishments, but in the end decided to just let the image entertain.  Still giggling here....

Have a wonderful long weekend if you are in the US like I am .

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Alex

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Treat Hummer


Norma J Burnell has a fabulous fun style with all the zentangles and such through out the images.  I just love them and am captivated by their whimsy.  THEN, I saw THIS ONE, Treat Hummer.  LOOOOOVING it!!!  Do you see all the fun details?  The mouse with the witch hat, the eyeballs and the tiny jack-o-lantern?  More fun to color than you can imagine.

Don't forget that all of Norma J Burnell images are on sale this week at Sweet Pea Stamps!

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Alex

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Love Bugs






I was completely enchanted by this image in the SCACD Digital collection called Love Bugs.  They make me think of the roaring 20's and Prohibition era.  Is that just a 'wise guy' fly if you ever saw one?  The show girl spider is completely smitten.  LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!

The background paper is from the Farmhouse paper collection and I used stickles, stickles and more stickles!!!  The fabulous corners are the Dies by SCACD Garden Corners.  The great sentiment is included with the image purchase.

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Alex

Friday, August 16, 2013

An Apple a Day





Once again it is my favorite week of the month, Variations Week.  I just absolutely love seeing what the rest of the Design Team creates when we all work with the same image!

This week we all used Karen Middletons' An Apple A Day.  I decided to go with more of a fall type coloring.  I had some absolutely perfect paper for the background left from my Bo Bunny Apple Cider collection I got last year.

Don't forget, for the next couple of weeks the rubber stamp portion of the Sweet Pea Stamps store is closed, but you can continue to order digital stamps.

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Alex

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Gentle Dawn




This beauty is Gentle Dawn by ching chou kuik avail at Sweet Pea Stamps.  I colored her up to match the background paper from the American Crafts Soho Garden.  Added a pearl to her head piece made with Viva Decor Pearl Pen  and some Dies by SCACD, Breezy Branches and Dandelion Knoll  in the corners.

Go see all the gorgeous new images recently in at Sweet Pea Stamps.  I know there will be several you love.

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Alex

Friday, August 02, 2013

SCACD Digital Premier Release and Hop

Today we are premiering the SCACD Digital site by adding over 40 images designed by Carmen Medlin!!! Carmen's range is fun, fresh, elegant and will have something for everyone. I have added quite a few never before seen Fab images as well as taken some classic past rubber stamps and turned them into digi for this release. 


I am your first stop on the hop and super excited to share my creations from a great release.  First up is:


This just makes me giggle.  I know there isn't a man alive who wants to hear the 'does this make me look fat' or 'whatever' from his girl.  How could this sweetie with her question not be a Catch 22?  There is no winning :).  After coloring her up I paired her with paper from the Websters Pages Modern Romance collection.  Used the Dies by SCACD  Ribbons and Bows Dressform die and added bling to the bow and die cut with Diamond Stickles.




I absolutely loved this image in red rubber.  It is great is digital.  I enlarged the image to cover the size of my tag.  I colored up Dragonfly Dreams and created shimmering wings on both her and the dragonfly with Icicle Stickles.  While waiting for the stickles to dry (important step, don't ask how I know) I sprayed my Inksentials black tag with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold Lame.  I fussy cut Dragonfly Dreams and glued her to the tag.  To me, it looks like a night sky filled with lightning bugs and magic dust.


Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - I did a third creation, don't tell!  I just could not resist!  Look how CUTE he is!  That little birdie and the bumble bee overhead that I was able to put stickles on his wings!  EEK :)  Love on a Limb is just perfect paired with paper from the Websters Pages Modern Romance collection and using the Dies by SCACD Breezy Branches Statement Corner.  I also trimmed some of the branches from a second corner die to tuck around the image.

I know you are just going to love all the creations the SCACD Design Team and Special Guest Designers have created for you for the hop today.  Your next stop is Elaine's blog.  Be sure and leave her some love.  If you get lost along the way, the master list is on the SCACD store blog.


Reminder to our International Friend: As you know, SCACD has stopped the sale of physical items. However, International customers can now purchase SCACD Digital images only :D

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Alex

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Shroom to Grow


This sweetie called Shroom to Grow and accompanying sentiment are part of the recently released Oddly Sweet Curiosities #5.  After stamping and coloring him up, I paired him with background paper from the American Crafts Soho Garden collection.  The pearls on the frame were created using the Viva D├ęcor Pearl Pen in white.  I used SCACD Dies for the corners and the mushrooms.  The corners are from the Classic Corners set.  The mushrooms are made using the Vintage Fountain


Did you know that SCACD currently has Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps at 40% OFF!  Yes, really, 40% OFF!  You can not pass that up!



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Alex

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps Overstock Sale


Friday, July 19, 2013

Mirima

Love the portrait images drawn by Elaine Cox.  The sea horse and bubble on Mirima really caught my eye.  The warm colors just seem to suit her and the eyes drawn by Elaine Cox are just amazing.  Truly look like the windows to her soul.

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Alex

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ink Splats






Ink Splats from the new release MechAnimals just wrapped his chained tentacles right around my heart!!!   Love him, love him!!!  It was such fun to color him and use the Copic Glitter Pens in silver and gold for the metallic portions.  The background paper is actually from two different collections.  The black with dots is from the Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells and the teal is from the Carta Bella - Well Played.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have some more MechAnimals to color up!

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Alex

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Mother and Baby Boy



Conie Fong has really created two amazing Mom and baby images for Sweet Pea Stamps.  This is the Mother and Baby Boy image.  As the mom of two boys this just stole my heart.

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Alex

Friday, June 28, 2013

SCACD New Release Time!!!!


Today is New Release day for Susana Loves Stamps !!!!  I hope you have been hopping along and enjoying all the creations so far.  You should have come from Dianne's Blog.  If not, please visit the SCACD Store Blog for a complete list of stops.

First up is another round of these FUN little pranksters the Oddly SweetCuriosities #5! With their universal appeal the Curiosities were just begging for another turn in the spotlight with a new release. These little guys are the perfect way to provoke a smile or a laugh. We're addicted, and from the popularity of the previous sets we know you will be too!  Please note each stamp comes with its' own sentiment stamp.

I am excited to share my personal favorite.  Spike!  I see him and it makes my heart happy.  I had even  more fun coloring him up and turning him into a card.


Spike has stickles added in assorted places and the balloons are covered in Diamond Glaze.  The background paper is from a Valentine line no longer available, but the other ones are on sale here.  The sentiment comes with Spike and is stamped directly on the background with red ink.  The corners are the Dies by SCACD Contempo Compass trimmed down to just the center star.



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Susana Loves Stamps is also showcasing a fresh new line: the MechAnimals.  This line instantly stole my creative heart!  I am loving each and EVERY single image!!!  This edgy but endearing range of SteamPunk animals will lend themselves to all sorts of projects and styles and earn a place in your crafty hearts. Please note each stamp comes with its' own sentiment stamp.

I am SUPER excited to get to share Wise Owl.  First though, I want you to see the details in these stamps.  Just look at the clockworks that make up Wise Owl's eyes!!  WOWOWOWOW!



I could not resist creating with this wonderful image and it just went so perfectly with the Dies by SCACD Classic Timepiece and Alice's Clock Statement Corner.


The sentiment with this image is 'Take time to Spread you Wings'.  I love that.  The background paper has teeny tiny hearts on it and is part of the Webster's Pages Modern Romance collection.


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SCACD Digital is a new adventure and will see the revival into digi of "some" past releases available in rubber, and the addition of some fresh new fun in digi format! They are available now for purchase but watch out for some fun from the design team and friends to showcase the newest digital releases in the near future! SCACD Digital's first collaboration is Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital. Carmen's range will definitely have something for everyone, from elegant to adorable and everything in between.

NOTE: Elisabeth Bell and Victoria Case stamps will NOT be offered as digital images by SCACD at this time.

Pretty exciting things happening!!!!   Your next stop on the hop is Delphine's Blog.  I know she has something amazing to share with you so check it out and be sure to leave her some love.  Once you are finished hopping, it is time to get shopping :)


Our International Friends can still find SCACD rubber Stamps and Dies by SCACD at Quixotic Paperie. Here is their link to the new stamp release HERE !!! The dies by SCACD are always HERE !!!

In the USA you can find the Curiosities #5 Set HERE as well as the MechAnimals Set HERE and new Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital HERE !!!

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Alex

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Love Birds


Isn't this the cutest image?  I saw it at Sweet Pea Stamps and just had to have it.  It is drawn by Karen Middleton and is called Love Birds.  After coloring and cutting out I paired it with some paper from the Carta Bella So Noted collection and the fabulous Breezy Branches corner die from SCACD.

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Alex

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Forget Me Not






Rebecca Sinz has a serious of images named for different flowers at Sweet Pea Stamps.  This one is titled Forget Me Not and is part of Plate #242 or you can purchase it as a single in both rubber and digi format.  Once she was colored up, I paired her with some paper from the Basic Grey Wisteria collection and the Uncaged Bird die cut with the Dies by SCACD

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Alex

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Little Acorns, Big Dreams


This sweetie is Little Acorns, Big Dreams from the Fairy Dust Collection.  After coloring her up I added Diamond Stickles to her wings, Viva Decor Gloss Pen in Opaque on the frame and used paper from the Teresa Collins Stationary Noted.   I had the most fun creating those whimsical mushrooms though.

Those mushrooms are created by using THIS fabulous Die by SCACD!!!!  Yes, really!!!!


I used the Vintage Fountain die to cut red cardstock.  I backed the cut out with white cardstock and then cut the sections apart and flipped them over.


TA-DA!!  Whimsical mushrooms!!!

What can you create with the Dies by SCACD?  There are sooooooooooo many possibilities!!!

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Alex

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Pirate's Dream


This image by Joanne Schempp is titled Pirate's Dream.  Such fun elements to color.  I gave the waves foam some texture with Frosted Lace Stickles.  The script pattern paper reminded me of the writing on old style maps.

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Alex

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Starburst card



I have been seeing a lot of cards lately created with the starburst design.  Now I made this one, I completely understand why.  They are fun to make!!!  This is made using the Teresa Collins Now and Then  coordinating paper pack.  The sentiment is the free stamp with the full sheet of The Complete Blank Canvas Collection #2. I love this stamp. Sometimes I use the individual words and sometimes it all together like it is here.

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Alex

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Morganna


I think the girls drawn by Terra Bidlespacher are just wonderful.  Each of them seems to speak to me and have so much expression on her face.  This is one of the newest releases from Terra Bidlespacher for Sweet Pea Stamps and is called Morganna.  She is available as a single rubber stamp or on a sheet with three other wonderful Terra Bidlespacher  images on Plate #210.

The background was created using the Kraft Core 'Shattered' cardstock and the Couture Creations embossing folder 'Uber'.  I then lightly sanded the raised embossing so it would stand out more. The metal gears were the finishing touch.

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Alex

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Autumn Passion


This lovely image is drawn by ching chou kuik and available from Sweet Pea Stamps.  Her name is Autumn Passion. Yes, I do realize that I am sitting here wishing for Spring and springlike weather, but she is so pretty, I couldn't wait for fall until I colored her up.

I paired her with some paper from Carta Bella So Noted and some pearls in my stash.  I really like the teal, red and black combo.  

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Alex

Monday, May 13, 2013

Me and My Shadow

The most recent stamp release from SCACD is Fairy Dust designed by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.  This image is called Me and My Shadow. 

I paired this image with paper from the Webster's Pages Modern Romance collection.  The sentiment is from the Susana Loves Stamps Blank Canvas Collection #2.  It is the word collage freebie image that comes with the complete sheet. 

These cute mushroom die cuts are actually, are you ready for this...., from the Dies by SCACD Vintage Fountain.  I know, pretty cool isn't it?  I am going to do this again.  I have some whimsical creations that need red mushrooms with white behind them for the dots. These are just perfect.



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Alex

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Lotus






Lotus is one of the many flower themed women in the collection drawn by Rebecca Sinz and available in digi and rubber from Sweet Pea Stamps.  I had planned to be much more ornate with the background and embellishments on this card, but everything seemed to be wrong with the image.  A few tiny polka dots on the paper and a single flower and the image just shines through.

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Alex

Monday, May 06, 2013

This is the post when I get to share some of the products SCACD carries that you might not know they have.  You know, the super cool fun stuff!!  

How about some color?  There are lots and lots of ways to add color.  Things like:






Heidi Swapp

Art Anthology

Dylusions

Then you always need more texture.  The best way to get texture?












Time to go get some things and PLAY!!!   Head over to SCACD and remember, FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders over $100!


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Alex