Friday, May 19, 2017

Globe Greetings



Hi peeps! How's it going? I am back today with my 2nd showcase for Concord & 9th. I am really enjoying guest designing for them. When you get to work with awesome products, that definitely make it easy to create.




For today, we get to showcase the Globe Greetings set along with Globe Greetings dies set. As someone who loves to travel, I love globe! And, when I saw this set comes complete with some flowers (which is another favorite), my heart was all pitter patter with excitement.

Here's my 1st card using tis set.




I heat embossed the globe base and the sentiment and then went to town with the flowers. I simply die-cut the flowers from colored cardstock and then stamp the center image of each flowers and adhere some directly on the card and some with pop-dots to create depth. In person, you can see all the layering on this card.Here's a close up look of the globe.




Then I want to create a card with more contrasting look. This time I went with black patterned paper as the background and use the bright blue flower as my main focus. Like, literally, I build this card from there. I want to use the bright blue and make everything else work around it.




I decided to heat embossed the sentiment in white instead of black to keep the globe design light & airy to complement the bold flower color and the dark background. By the way, you can also get this globe set as a bundle HERE.




I am super happy with the way these 2 cards turned out. This set truly combining my love of travel and stamping perfectly. I might have to do one to frame to decorate my new craft room.

New craft room? Yep, hubby and I been working on building a new house and it's getting there. Cross fingers everything goes smoothly, we should be moving within the next 2 months and I will have a craft room on the 3rd floor with big window. Not looking forward to the packing, but I am looking forward to new home. It's been hubby's dream to build his own home after building for others for so many years. Will keep you all posted.

Well peeps, that's all from me today. Hope you enjoy today's post and please stop by Concord & 9th blog to see what the other guest designers have created with this fun set. Cheers....

Friday, May 12, 2017

Concord and 9th Guest Designing

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Hi peeps!! I am back for my 2nd post for today. Surprise!! A few weeks ago, I got this awesome email that asking me if I'd like to guest designing for Concord and 9th. I didn't even have to think of my answer. I love, love, love Concord and 9th and I literally squealed with delight when I saw the email. Keeping it mum was hard!!

So, here we are and yes, I am still pinching myself. Can you feel that I am super duper excited? Hah!

Concord and 9th are trying something new here with their guest designers. There are 3 of us and every Friday for the next few weeks, we'll be featured together and showcasing the same products, that way we can show you how each of us use this set in our own style. Make sure you stop by Concord and 9th blog today to see who the other guest designers are (hint... they're awesome!)

Today, we're highlighting the new Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp set. This set is basically made with a similar concept as their Triangle Turnabout stamp set from previous month releases. I love that with this set you can easily create multi-colored backgrounds.


  


And, there' some extra images on the set, such as "hi there" and "oh, hello there" that you can use to pop-up as a focal point on the card. To see the basic on how to use the Turnabout set, check out the Turnabout instructional VIDEO and it will show  you how to line up the stamp for successful stamping!

I made 2 cards using this set. Here's my 1st card.




I am so glad that I recently upgrade to the original size Misti as it works perfectly with this set. Once I lined up the stamp on Misti I start stamping. First I stamped in teal ink, then rotate my card panel and stamp it again in green, rotate, stamp in purple and on last rotation I stamp the hello with grayish ink pad.

I just love mixing color and am loving this color combo. Once I adhere the panel to the card base, I feel like it's missing something, so I decided to add a couple birdies there using Concord and 9th By Your Side Bird Die.

I cut the birds from watercolor cardstock, so I can add soft watercolor to them. Once it dry, I adhere them to the card and added some Nuvo enamel dots.

I love this set so much, I can't stop at just 1 card. I made another one using one of my favorite color combo.




On this card, I went with my usual super CAS style as I want to convey a modern look for this set. This time I only rotate my card panel 3 times and used 3 soft colors. By only stamping it three times, it leaves more white space, which is necessary for clean & simple look. I leave it at that, adhere the panel to the card base (I did pop it for a bit extra oomph) and then simply added a couple enamel heart stickers.

This card totally make my inner CAS heart happy. Quite often less is more, right? 

Well peeps, that's all from me today. I hope you enjoy today's cards and don't forget to stop by at Concord and 9th Blog for more inspiration from my fellow guest designers. Hope you have a fantastic Friday! Cheers...

SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

Hi peeps and welcome to SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop! Hopefully by now, many of you have our Spring Release in your crafty stash and we are here to provide you with even more inspiration to showcase more creative possibilities featuring these products!




For my card I first watercolor a piece of watercolor cardstock and then die-cut it using SugarCut Breakfast In Bed. I love the tray in this set and use it to anchor my whole design. The watercan with flower is from Flowers For Mom set, the book stack is from Class Act and the sentiment is from Terrific Ties set.

Before I adhere the panel to the card base, I stamped the Striped Background directly on the card base to create a little strip pattern for added interest.

I am pretty proud of myself for being able to use 5 different sets on this 1 card. That's pretty rare occasion for me. I hope this inspire you to mix and match you stamp sets as that will definitely expand the use of the stamp sets you already owned.

Now, how would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own? Simply visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win! Thank you for swinging by here and good luck!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tickled Pink

Hi peeps. We have new Mix It Up challenge for the month of May at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us, and each week the SPD team will share some fresh inspiration with their take on the challenge.

Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!



And, here's my card inspired by the sketch:




Gotta love these piggies from This Little Piggy set. The circle was cut using Sugar Cuts Zig Zag Stitched Circle and the patterned paper is from It’s a Celebration Patterned Paper Collection. :)

I hope you'll join us and play along. Remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to SPD store!!! You can find all teh challenge details and enter your card HERE.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Thanking The People You Love

Last week was quite a week for me and am thankful that this past weekend, I was able to recharge myself. I went to the movie & saw the Guardian of the Galaxy 2 (which I totally love!!), spent some time on our backyard with the doggies enjoying the beautiful weather and crafting several cards.

Being able to sit outside always help me to feel better and I need this recharge as this past week been filled with some sad news. I lost my dear aunt to cancer and it hit me harder than I expected. Also, not being able to go home & be with my family made it even harder.

I have several aunts, but this one is very dear to me because we pretty much grew up together. She was adopted by my grandma since she was a baby and she's about 8 years older than me. When my grandma passed away, she joined our family & in a way, she's more like my big sister. 

The one thing that everyone remember of her is her gentleness. She's such a gentle, thoughtful, kind person. Cancer took her away from us way too early. I mourn her passing. Though, I rejoice that she's now in heaven and free from pain. I am holding on to the memory of our time together.

I am grateful to have known her, for her patience with me during my childhood time. She had such a simple view of life, always grateful for what she had, always trying to comfort people. I will miss her dearly & will forever be thankful for the blessing of having her as part of our family. 

With this in mind, I wanted to create a thank you card. Too often we take the people we love for granted. I want to be better at not doing that. To thank them at random time just because I am lucky to have them in my  life.




I fell in love with this Honey Bee Hello Gorgeous set from the moment I saw it and I just have to have it. However, it's been sitting on my drawer and it's time to play with it. And, I am so glad that I took this set out. The coloring process was very therapeutic for me.

This set is truly a beautiful set & as you know I love playing with flower sets (if you asked me this a few years ago, I probably said differently, hah!!). I am very happy with the way this card turned out.

Crafting is good for the soul. Well peeps, that's all from me for today. May your week starts off wonderfully. <3

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Ton May Tic Tac Toe Challenge



Hi peeps and welcome to May! Can you believe that it's already May? Seriously, I feel like we just celebrated New Year's. Sigh... where did the time go. Anyhoo... with the starts of new month, that means, it's time for new The Ton Stamps challenge.

This month we have a fun tic tac toe challenge. Create a project base on any 3 combination across sideway, up and down or diagonally.

I chose to combine shaker card, embossing and watercolor for my card.


Supplies: Fresh Cut SunflowersFresh Cut Sunflowers Coordinate Outlines
Modern Labels Coordinating DiesKiwi Smoothie Couture Mix
Kamikaze Seed BeadsMini Hearts Holo Clear


There's just something about sunflowers that always make me feel more upbeat. Whether it's the bright coloring or the simple beauty of it, I feel like sunflowers represent sunshine and cheerfulness.

To make my card, I stamped, heat embossed, watercolored and die cut the flowers. I created the shaker card opening using the Modern Label dies. I stamped the sentiment directly on the card base & add the couture mix & enhance it a bit more by adding more seed beads and confetti. I also sprinkle some fine glitters just because I love glitters!! Once I am happy with the mix, I adhere the card panel and voila,  the shaker part done. Adhere all the flowers and tadaaa....

Here's a closer look of the card:




I hope you will join us and play along! You can enter the challenge and see more inspiration from the team HERE. Looking forward to seeing your fabulous project. Cheers...

Celebrating Parents Blog Hop Winner Annoucement



Hi peeps. Thank you all so much to those of you who joined our Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop. As promised, I am giving away a $30 gift card to the store to one lucky commenter.

Without further delay the winner from my blog is: KAREN B

Congratulations, Karen!! To claim your prize, please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 6/30/2017 with the subject line Altenew Celebrating Parents Blog Hop Winner from ____'s Blog.

Also, three winners of a $50 Altenew gift certificate will be announced tomorrow, on Tuesday, May 2nd at 5:00 pm EDT on the Altenew blog.

Additionally, in case, you would like to donate your Mother’s Day & Father’s Day cards to the card drive, here are the guidelines:

  • Cards may be for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Sentiments should be generic – a specific greeting such as “so happy you’re my dad” wouldn’t really work.
  • Please sign your name on the inside of each card. You may also include a note and where you are from!
  • Include an envelope for each card you send, and make sure they are not sealed.
  • To be eligible for the giveaway, please include a post-it note with your name and email address. (one post-it note per package, please.)
  • We would love for you to use Altenew products, but of course, your cards may use products from any companies!
  • Send cards to the following address by May 3rd:
    Altenew
    ATTN: Card Drive
    222 Teall Ave,
    Syracuse, NY 13210
If you have any questions or would like Altenew to send cards to a local shelter or nursing home near you, please email us at support@altenew.com with subject line Celebrating Parents Card Drive.

Friday, April 21, 2017

SugarPea Designs & Sweet Petunia Blog Hop



Hi peeps, welcome to SugarPea Designs & Sweet Petunia blog hop. It is one fun hop and I am glad you can join us. If you've been following the hop order, you should arrive here from Amy Lantz Rohl blog.

To be honest, I was slightly behind to jump in on the Misti wagon. Then, one of my card making friend came over for a crafty weekend and she's like look, you have to have this! Well, she convinced me to get it and boy, it sure made a whole world of difference. I am glad I listed to her. Thanks, Trinh!

Now, without further delay, here's my card using SugarPea Designs This Little Piggy and Special Delivery set.




I start by cutting a panel and then using the mini Misti and Misti Creative Corner, I lined up the envelopes that I want to use for the background. To start I went ahead and stamped both at the same time.

Use the corner of the grids to guide the ruler placement.

Once I have my base, I repeated the process, but since, the envelopes are different sizes, I want to place them accordingly to create the background pattern. During this process, I realized I  need the original size so I can move my panel more freely. Yep, am ordering one and it's on the way. :)


Again, for perfect line up, I use the grids as guidance.

I simply repeating the process till I filled out the panel. The I trim the bottom part as I want the color of the card base to show. I adhere the card panel and then stamped the envelope on the card base using versamark, so  the envelope pattern continue without being too busy.

Once that done, I simply stamped, color, die-cut and adhere the flying piggy with pop dots and adhere the sentiment. Having the Misti sure helped me in lining up the envelopes faster and I finished this card in a pretty short time.




Now, how about some giveaway? SugarPea Designs is giving away (2) $25 gift certificates and MISTI is giving away a Misti (winner's choice of original or mini). All you  need to do is leave a comment on each blog.

MISTI Winners will be announced on this page of the My Sweet Petunia blog on April 28th and Sugar Pea Winners of (2) $25 gift certificates will be on the Sugar Pea Blog on the 28th. Good luck!!

I hope you enjoy today's hop and find lots of inspiration. Your next stop is Ceal Pritchett blog. Thank you for stopping by here and in case you get lost, here's a complete list of the hop participant. Cheers.....

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Altenew Celebrate Parents Card Drive Blog Hop & Giveaway

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Hi peeps and welcome to Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop & Giveaway. If you've been following the hop order, you should arrive here from Svitlana Shayevich blog.

Celebrating Parents Card Drive goal is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. As you may or may not know, I have run Caring Hearts Card Drive for years and brightening the lives of the people that lives in nursing homes is something that's close to my heart. Celebrating Parents is just  like Caring Hearts, but we send the cards for Mother's and Father's Day. Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards.

Now, for today's post, I have made 2 cards. Here's my 1st card using Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle.




My husband is the inspiration for this card. He's a home builder, so all these tools totally reminds me of him. And, yes, he is also an amazing dad to our furry kids. :)

Next up is my 2nd card using the beautiful Best Mom set.




This set is such a gorgeous set & I love practicing  my watercolor on it.




Special Offer:
35% Off Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle
30% Off Best Dad Die Set
25% Off Best Dad Stamp Set
Offer valid from April 19th through April 22nd at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed.

Prizes:
Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on May 2nd, 2017.

Also, from my blog, I am giving away a $30 gift certificate to our store. I will announce the winner on my blog on May 1st, 2017. From here, please hop on over to Therese Calvird blog. In case you're missing any link, here's a complete list of the hop participants.



Chunky Monkey Celebrate



Hi peeps. How's thing going? Am popping in to share this card I made for the current SugarPea Designs Challenge # 30.




At first, I was going to make my cards based on the colors inspiration only. But then, as I die cut the sentiment and start to laying them down, I realized I could actually fit the sketch idea as well. Instead of the circle, I used the monkey to replace it and the sentiment represent the row of stripes.

I am so  happy the way this card turned out. I just love the rainbow watercolor gradient on the sentiment.  I hope you will play along. You still have plenty of time to enter HERE.

Well, that's all for now, be back in a few hours for another post. :)

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