Friday, April 29, 2011

Tiddly Inks is ONE and having a Treasure Hunt!

WELCOME!!!  This is your next stop on the Tiddly Inks First Birthday Celebration and Treasure Hunt!  Hopefully, you just came from  Melissa's BLOG, if not, be certain you start at the beginning - the Tiddly Inks Website .  I am so honored to be a Guest Designer on this hop and hope you are having a BLAST!!!

As the mother of two boys, I absolutely could not resist creating with this sweet little boy.

A little school, a little super star, a few electronics.... he is ready for the day!

There are a WHOLE BUNCH of new releases just for the Birthday Celebration and you can find them HERE.  Now, on to your next stop in the Treasure Hunt, Lysa's BLOG.  Be certain you leave her some love while you are there!

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NEW From the Vault - Spa Time Fairy

There are two BRAND NEW images being released drawn by Victoria Case exclusively for SCACD.  I hope you are enjoying and being inspired by what everyone has done with them.  Hopefully you just came from Dianne's BLOG and left her some love.  I am so pleased to show off Spa Time Fairy.

This little lovely is just having a grand time and so are her friends.  I used some of the wonderful new Bo Bunny paper Gabrielle.  The paper doily and Maya Road chipboard flower are both sprayed with the Smooch Spritz in Log Cabin. 

I added Diamond Glaze to the bubbles and water for a wet look and love the way it came out.

Next stop on your hop is Lorraine's BLOG.  Be sure you check out all the examples and the list of participants can be found on the Store BLOG if you get lost along the way.

Don't forget for our International Friends these stamps are available at Quixotic Paperie.

4 Crafty Chicks - Distressing
Anything Goes #39 - Pink & Brown

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sweet Pea Stamps is TWO Birthday Hop part 2

Today we have a trio of gorgeous images to share with you! These debut images include our newest artist Rebecca Sinz, ching-chou kuik and Nikki Burnette.

First, I got to work with Halloween Kitty by ching-chou kuik.  Can you believe, HALLOWEEN IMAGES!!  WOOT WOOT!!  You know me and Halloween stuff :)  Love her!

Make It Colourful #15 - Colouring Black Hair
HDH Macabre Mondays #086 - Black background

Here are the new plates being released and available to pre-order NOW at Sweet Pea Stamps.  I say just get them all so you don't have to decide which :).

Rebecca Sinz

ching-chou kuik

Nikki Burnette

Don't miss any of the great samples by the DT! Next stop is Holley's BLOG, be sure you leave her some love!

Here is the list in case you get lost or found your way here by accident (THANK YOU!)

Sweet Pea Stamps blog







Alex- me!





We hope you have enjoyed seeing the gorgeous stamps. They can be pre-ordered at a special sale price during the hop in the Sweet Pea Stamps store. Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the 12 stops for the chance to win a $10 gift card! Happy Hopping!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hey Birdy

This is another of the adorable PEEKERS from SCACD called Hey Birdy.  I have seen several adorable samples by the DT you really should see.

I used patterned paper from one of my many 6x6 paper packs - love these for making cards!- and the background is created using cardstock with the Couture Creations Embossing folder - Entangle.  I love the 5x7 size.  It can be the entire base of a standard card size and I don't have to worry about centering it correctly.  Rub the design with a little ink and TA DA!  The image and frame were cut with my nesties.  The flowers (on sale!!) are by Petaloo and some of my favorite to use on, well, everything!  Now, I am going to go pretend it is Spring weather outside.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Some Easter Fun

There is a challenge at Sweet Pea Stamps to use the wrappers from your Easter Candy in creating a card. This got my brain working in overdrive and was FUN!

As you can see, I used the wrappers from the pastel wrapped Hershey Miniatures all cut up and created a mosaic background.  The image is by Elaine Cox  on Plate #52 called Flower Tail Mermaid.  It is beautiful anytime, but the bunny just make it perfect for Easter to me.

Sweet Pea Stamps - Weekend Blog Candy Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks #34 - Easter
PaperPlay #16 - Easter
For Fun Challenges - Easter
Papercraft Star #42 - Recycle - those candy wrappers :)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #51 - Easter
Try It On Tuesday - Upcycling - those candy wrappers again
Creatalicious Challenge #21- Easter with pink, green, yellow & blue!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Sweet Pea Stamps is TWO and we are having a PARTY!

We want to say thank you to all our wonderful customers and followers for your continued support!  The Sweet Pea Stamps store BLOG will be having candy to give away through April 27.  There will also be a second hop next Wednesday were you will see even more of the upcoming releases. Today is the first part of the blog hop, it is circular so you can jump in anywhere along the line and won't miss a single gorgeous creation!

Sweet Pea Stamps
Alex - you are here

Our design team had the chance to work with the gorgeous new images by Renee Biertempfel and Joanne Schempp.

Renee Biertempful
Joanne Schempp

To purchase these gorgeous images just visit the Sweet Pea Stamps store!

I got to play with one of the Joanne Schempp beauties.  

I am just loving all of the new artists Sweet Pea Stamps has been bringing us.  Each one of them is amazing and all just a bit different from each other so the variety great.  I can not begin to pick a favorite one!!!

One lucky hopper will win a $10 gift card - just leave a comment on all 7 stops - because it could be YOU!


Midnight Madness #100- Sketch

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Waiting For...

The new Peekers drawn by Elisabeth Bell exclusively for SCACD are so fun.  I am sharing my very favorite of them all with you today.  This is Waiting For....

I imagine all the things she could be waiting for while peeking out that window.  Daddy to come home, Grandma and Grandpa to arrive, the new baby brother or sister, all sorts of wonderful happy things!

I used some of the Webster's Pages paper pack and incorporate the beautiful butterflies in the design.  This paper is great because it is double sided and I like both sides!  They also coordinate well together.  After layering everything up, I used my Sew Easy to add some accents on the bottom and top side of the card.  Then I aged it all a bit with some brown ink. 

Truly Scrumptious #55 - Vintage
Flutter By Wednesday #151- anything goes with a butterfly, fairy or angel
Tip Top Tuesday #30 - Open
Pink Paper Paradise- Make It Monday #33
Corrosive Challenge #121- Home Sweet Home
Lets Ink It Up #13 - use rubber or clear stamp- no digis
Pile It On #16 - use a rubber stamp

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Love is...

A girl and her horse, or in this case, a Princess and her unicorn.

The challenge at Fairy Knoll currently is to make something with the theme of Love or Faith.  I know mine is not the first thing that comes to mind when a person thinks of love, but after seeing some old pictures recently of my childhood best friend and her horse it just seemed fitting.  The image of Aislan and Diamond is an 'oldie but goodie' and fun to work with.  Hope you get a chance to play along at Fairy Knoll.  Link your entry HERE for a chance to win an image from Fairy Knoll!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Moonlight Hijinks

Moonlight Hijinks is one of the new images by Terra Bidlespacher on Plate #136.

I decided not to look at the artist's version and ended up with very different colors. The minute I saw this sweetie I just knew she needed to be a red head. The sky and ground are colored with distress inks and a sponge while everything else was colored with alcohol based markers.

Midnight Madness #99 - Sketch
Paper Play #11- Photo Inspiration
Dream Valley #4 - Things with Wings
Make It Colorful #14 - Coloring skies

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Smeared and Smudged April Member Hop

Hello my lovelies!  I am so excited that Alex has allowed me to visit with you again today!  Things here have been a bit touch and go for me due to a recent addition to the family.  At the moment, as you can see, Tinker and I seem to have a truce in place.  It might take me just a bit longer to get her pecked into submission won over.

In the meantime, distance seems to be a good thing...  Now, on the creating that has been happening around here.  The challenge for the hop this month for Smeared and Smudged forum members is to use metal, and brads and eyelets don't count.  Alex decided to use foil stickers and gold metalic paint.  I think she is stretching things brilliant.

Here is a fabulous tag with a rather regal and somewhat Egyptian looking raven, check out the eye.  The tag was decorated with the Glimmer Mist that had accumulated on a screen and then smooshed onto this particular tag- waste not, want not. (even though the google eyes got thrown away!)  The words "i'm watching you" are from the Li'l Grumpies stamp set at Smeared Ink.  That amazing crown is some Maya Road Chipboard painted with a gold paint pen. 

It has been lovely visiting with you again.  Perhaps we can talk Alex into letting me out a bit more often.  I have been feeling a bit, what's the word.... caged, ROFLOL!!!

Be certain to check out all the fabulous creations from the other members of Smeared and Smudged hopping this month.

Lady Brayton
Black Dragon

Adios Amigos,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Sugar Bowl with Goth Girl

The Sugar Bowl has challenges and I love to play in them, but lately haven't taken the time to do so.  This week, however, I pulled out Goth Girl and got busy creating!  They have a sketch as the challenge with an additional challenge to use purple and green.

The paper is Kaisercraft.  The edging is this amazing lace with pearls in it I received as part of a RAK.  I have had the most difficult time actually using it because it is so pretty, but no hesitation whatsoever on this creation.  It just fit perfectly!

The Sugar Bowl #57- sketch, purple and green

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Beginnings PEEKER

I hope that by now you have seen the PEEKERS.  They are truly a blast to color, each and every one of them!  The purchase of the entire set is a must, because if you don't you will be back anyway :)

Today, I am sharing New Beginnings PEEKER.  Isn't she sweet peeking in at the new baby?  I used the Prima Botanical paper pack and one of the brand new Prima Sugar Blooms which have a fabulous gold tip on the petals.

I also used the Fiskars scroll punch with Viva Decor Pearl Pen in yellow in the corners for just a touch more elegance.

Totally Paper Crafts #61 - Sketch
Creative Stamp Friends #22 - Swirls
Card Cupid - use two colors
One Stitch at a Time #57 - New Baby

Be certain to check out all the brand new things, paper, chipboard and Gelatos, OH MY!,  Susana has at SCACD while you are shopping for the new release PEEKERS!

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Friday, April 08, 2011

The PEEKERS Are Here!!

The PEEKERS drawn by Elisabeth Bell exclusively for SCACD are here and available to purchase TODAY!  Just buy the entire sheet, because once you have one you are going to want them ALL!

There is a new release blog hop happening and I hope that you are checking out all the wonderful creations.  If you came from Dianne's blog then you are on the right track.  If not, you really want to start at the SCACD store blog where you can find the entire list!  There is some amazing talent and serious inspiration on this hop!

Here is my take on Daydreaming Peeker.  I am going to give away my age here, but the first thing I thought of when I saw her was "I had a music box just like that!".  Great memories!

I used the Kaisercraft Tea at Elsie's paper because it just looked so perfect for a little girl.  I used Viva Decor peal pen in the upper left and lower right corners by the image and the glitter liner on her tutu.

Look at those pretty satin ballet shoes!  Gotta love the Smooch

Your next stop on the hop is Colleen, one of our newest DT sisters!  Be sure you leave her some love.

After you see all the fabulous creations, get shopping at SCACD.  While you are there be certain to check out some of the new items in the store in addition to the Peekers.  Just a few of them are Crate Paper packs, mini canvasses, gelatos (no NOT the yummy Italian ices) and more Sew Easy

For those of you in Europe, the SCACD exclusive stamps, including the PEEKERS can be purchased at Quixotic Paperie.

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Final PEEK and BLOG Candy!

Today is the last day of sneak peeks at the PEEKERS.  However, that means that tomorrow is RELEASE DAY and a blog hop.  You can see today's PEEK on Carolyn's blog and her creation is just fabulous!

The other big news about today is it is the last day to get entered for the BLOG CANDY where you can WIN the entire release!  Yes, really, I mean it!!!!  Go to the store blog here and enter.

Now, I have to tell you, I am loving the PEEKERS and every time I think I have picked a favorite, I see the next one and change my mind. 

While you are creating today, don't forget that we have a brand new SCACD challenge blog.  There are some gorgeous samples and this week the challenge is Anything Goes as long as you use and SCACD stamp.  Easy Peasy and you have a chance to win another great prize from SCACD!!

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Pixie Dust

I have always thought a bag of Pixie Dust would come in handy.  I can find plenty of regular dust, but never the good Pixie Dust.  A little shimmer, a little shine and being able to fly- fabulous!!!

This image, Pixie Dust, is drawn by Rachel Anderson and is from Sweet Pea Stamps.  I love that her dress looks like flower petals.  I paired her with some Kaisercraft Tea at Elsie's and let the image be the focus.

Sweet Pea Stamps is having FREE SHIPPING in the US right now so it is a great time to add to your (or start) you collection and let your dollars go farther.   Even better- check out everything that is on SALE too!

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Monday, April 04, 2011

BLOG Candy and PEEK Day 5

Day FIVE of Elisabeth Bell Sneak Peeks for
SCACD!!! I can not even begin to tell you how much FUN these cuties are to play with! For a sneak peek of another darling image today stop by and check out our very talented DT member Lori!! If you have missed any sneak peeks you have to see how adorable they all are.  Stop by and check out the SCACD Blog HERE!!

You can win the entire release!  Just go HERE to enter!!!

Also you still have time to check out the NEW SCACD Challenge Blog for a chance to win some YUMMY candy!!  A Sew Easy and the NEW 2011 Copic Markers are up for grabs....!!!

Make sure you check out the latest PEEK and while you are there, leave Lori some love!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Day FOUR of Elisabeth Bell Sneak Peeks for
SCACD!!! This release is sooo ADORABLE I am just LOVIN these new cuties!!! For a sneak peek of another darling image today stop by and check out our very talented and DT sister Crystal!! I am so excited that she has become part of the DT, she has a wonderful style!!! If you have missed any sneak peeks stop by and check out the SCACD Blog HERE!!

Here is the surprise I know you have been waiting for, even though you didn't know it.  You can win the entire release!  Just go HERE to enter!!!

Also you still have time to check out the NEW SCACD Challenge Blog for a chance to win some YUMMY candy!!  A Sew Easy and the NEW 2011 Copic Markers are up for grabs....!!!

If you have a moment stop by and leave Crystal some love!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Are you ready for a PEEK?

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Saturday!!! Its the weekend and the Final Four games are on TV yippee- lots of coloring time!!! Guess what today is????? Day THREE of Elisabeth Bell Sneak Peeks for
SCACD!!! This release is sooo ADORABLE I am just LOVIN these new cuties!!! For a sneak peek of another darling image today stop by and check out our very talented and DT sister Anki!!! I am sure you will just LOVE her creation!!! If you have missed any sneak peeks stop by and check out the SCACD Blog HERE!!

Also you still have time to check out the NEW SCACD Challenge Blog for a chance to win some YUMMY candy!!  A Sew Easy and the NEW 2011 Copic Markers are up for grabs....!!!

If you have a moment stop by and leave Anki some love I know her creation will be AMAZING!!!