April 01, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - April 1 - Enjoy Today - Happy Birthday!



Hello stampin' friends! Welcome to the NEW Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Neon Nicknacks. Yet another FUN challenge...I was totally inspired by the photo and reached for my Reverse Confetti Pineapples Aplenty Stamp set and Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts.

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!


I took inspiration from the photo for my colour palette too and used MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Black Licorice and Sour Apple. I also used MFT Premium Dye Ink Lemon Drop, Razzle Berry, Sour Apple and Gumdrop Green.

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I've been on a bit of a "watercolouring" kick as of late and I wanted to make my own watercoloured paper with my MFT Fishnet Stencil inspired by THIS tutorial post/video by Barbara Anders on her fabulous blog Paper Pursuits and the green pineapple nicknack in the inspiration photo. I decided to use my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers instead of an inkpad and waterbrush. I used the the Pink, Light Green and Lemon Yellow markers and water to watercolour in each section of the stencil on Ranger Watercolour paper. I then cut the sheet down with the stitched rectangle die in Blueprints 13. I added a few splatters with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Black Velvet.

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I stamped and cut out several pineapples with the Reverse Confetti Pineapples Aplenty Stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts. I also used the NEW Reverse Confetti Swirlies Confetti Cuts. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in AC Zing White embossing powder from the With Love Sentiment Stamp set on Black Licorice Heavyweight Cardstock cut with the wavy banner from the NEW Flowers For Mom Confetti Cuts

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I finished off the inside of the card while I was at it and and another watercoloured stencil strip of paper and added a white embossed sentiment stamped from the With Love Sentiments Stamp set. I embellished with another Razzle Berry pineapple.


Thanks So much for stopping by and havin' a wee peek at my Reverse Confetti Pineapples Aplenty card for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Neon Nicknacks. 


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March 15, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - March 15 - Rainbow...Lucky Me...


Hello stampin' friends! Welcome to the NEW challenge over at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Rainbow!  I knew when I saw the NEW CCIC challenge was Rainbow I had to use my Reverse Confetti Weather it Together Stamp set and coordinating Weather it Together Confetti Cuts. I thought I would do some watercolouring too; inspired by the pretty vases of coloured water in the inspiration photo.



I needed some inspiration for the card design and found this great sketch over at Sunday Stamps...perfect for my rainbow card!



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I used a technique that I've coined "Reverse Watercolour".  I made several swatches of watercoloured paper by laying down a watercolour wash with my Peerless Watercolours. I set the sheets aside and allowed them to dry. When dry, I strategically die-cut various shapes from the water coloured paper and stamp over the watercolouring. I cut the circles from various watercoloured swatches of paper with the Reverse Confetti Circles 'N Scallops Confetti Cuts. I stamped the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti A Friend Like You Stamp set  on the large yellow circle. I cut the clouds and sun from the watercoloured swatches and then stamped with the coordinating stamps from Weather it Together Stamp set.  I added a smattering of Your Next Stamp Gumdrops in various rainbow colours. Finally, I used Heidi Swapp Black Velvet Color Shine spray mixed with a little water and spattered the card and added an AC Hemp cord bow to the sun.

Thanks So much for stopping by and havin' a wee peek at my Reverse Confetti rainbow card for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Rainbow.


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March 04, 2016

SugarPea Designs...2nd Birthday Bash Hop...Latte Birthday Wishes!!!


Hello stampin' friends and fellow SugarPea Designs fans! I'm SOOOOOO excited that my friend Wendy invited me back to join the SWEET SugarPeas Designers and Special Guests for the SugarPeas Designs 2nd Birthday Bash Celebration and Blog Hop! It is such a treat to join this special celebration for one of my all time favourite stamp companies and such an honour to be along for the hop with all these AMAZING designers! 

Happy 2nd Birthday SPD!!! 

Once again, Wendy has a bunch of AMAZING prizes up for grabs....


  • One lucky person will WIN a SPD $100 gift certificate for commenting on all the Designers/Special Guests blog posts along the hop 
  • There is also a Link-Up blog hop! Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate for a chance to WIN a Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine...WOW!  Just create a birthday card and link it up on the SPD Blog post HERE....We can't wait to see YOUR SWEET B-day Creations!!!! Check out the SPD blog for all the details!
  • Use the coupon code: BDAY02 at the SPD Shop to receive 10% off their entire purchase (valid until March 7th)
  • Blog hop and Link-Up ends midnight on March 11th and winners will be announced on March 14
Here's the Blog Hop link list in case you get lost...
Happy SPD Birthday Bash hopping.....


SugarPea Designers




Our Special Guests






If you arrived here from Lisa Lara's beautiful blog you are in the right spot....

I got some sweet SPD happy mail the other day and I couldn't wait to ink up the NEW SPD Caffeine Addict, SPD Espresso Yourself stamp sets and pair it with the coordinating SPD Coffee to Go Cup SugarCuts! I was inspired to use the SPD colours for my card...such a great colour combo Pink, Green and Brown - I used Cotton Candy, Sour Apple, Chocolate Brown, Kraft and Primitive White Heavyweight Cardstock. I also followed the fab sketch over at Retro Sketches # 204 for my card layout. 


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I used the Heart Journal Card SugarCuts and used the "cut and re-cut technique" to make the panel thinner as called for in the sketch. I then stamped the word Latte from the Espresso Yourself Stamp set several times in Hot Fudge Premium Dye Ink. I cut the tag with the Gift Tag Sugar Cuts from Kraft and randomly stamped some "coffee stains" from the Coffee Addict Stamp set. I popped up the Coffee to Go Cup on the gift tag and stamped the "birthday wishes" sentiment from the Espresso Yourself Stamp set on a stitched flag from the Stitched Flags SugarCuts. Finally, I added a heart embellishment cut with the fabulous hearts from the Heart Journal Card SugerCuts. I added a sprinkling of brown Gumdrops and tied the tag with AC brown twine.  

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I finished the inside of my card too....I added another Coffee To Go Cup and popped it up on a panel cut with the Zig Zag Stitched Circle SugarCuts and stamped another sentiment from the Espresso Yourself Stamp set on a stitched flag cut with the Stitched Flags SugarCuts. I added another cute heart from the Heart Journal Card SugarCuts and sprinkled a few more brown Gumdrops and tied the stitched flag with more brown twine.

Thanks SO much for hopping by and having a wee peek at the SPD birthday card I made to celebrate SugarPea Designs 2nd Birthday with the Coffee Addict, Espresso Yourself Stamp sets and Coffee To Go Cup SugarCuts. Please remember to leave a comment HERE and on every blog post along the SPD Birthday Bash Blog Hop for a chance to WIN a $100 Gift Certificate to the SPD shop! And we really want to see YOUR sweet birthday cards and creations, so join us by using the Link-Up tool over at SPD blog.... Now head on over to Veronica's blog to see what sweet creation she has to made to celebrate SPD!



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