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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blog Candy Thank You

So are you wondering what happened to Wendy's Whimsy?
Nothing....I'm still here, and yes you're in the right place.
It's just a little name change that's all.  Why?
Well, SugarPea is my daughters nickname and I think it describes her perfectly.  Sweet, small and cute!!
That also is how I would describe my card making style and thought the name "SugarPea" suited this blogging endeavour of mine better than "Whimsy".

So there you have it...

I am going to have some FABOULOUS Blog Candy as a thank you to my followers who re-signing up as a follower on my new blog SugarPea Designs. (I'll have a picture up in a few days) This is not a get more followers type of blog candy, but a true THANK YOU GIFT to those of you who follow me and leave me such sweet and lovely comments.  And if you have a link to my blog on your like a blog roll or something...would you change the link?  If you do and you leave me a comment here, I'll enter your name twice into the drawing for the blog candy.

I debated switching my name and getting a new blog address because I really didn't want to lose the followers friends that I had made. (But my husband talked me into it....so I blame him!!  LOL)
All of your comments mean so much to me and is a big highlight to my day.  

Well, thanks for putting up with my nonsense.  (In other words...I know this is silly and I appreciate you humoring me.  LOL)


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just "Bee"cause

Good Morning Everyone!!
It's Tuesday and that means it's a 2 Cute Tuesday!!

I decided to FINALLY make an easel card, (now that it is "so last year" LOL)  They are really a lot of fun and perfect for when you want to fit a little more stuff on your card.  I've used Bumble Bee Cutie which is a new release from 2 Cute. I got so excited when I saw him and starting thinking of all kinds of fun ideas to use him for.  I also remembered that I had this little wooden bee and bee hive that would be perfect.  I have seriously had them for 15 years.  And the button is most likely 10 years old.  You know that stash that you just know you'll use some day?  Well I can't tell you how good it felt to actually use them.  LOL  (Great, now I've made myself sound like a hoarder.  LOL)  

Your Next Stamp = #21 Easel Card
Meljens Designs = #17 Easel Card
Stamp Scrap Doodle = Digital image
CAS-tastic Challenges = #13 Inspired by summer
There She Goes Stamps = #65 Easel Card

Copic's Used: 
Y15, Y13, Y11, C7, C5, C3 (Y00, Y000 Wings)
Cheeks: E000 
Nose: R20 
Outline: C1

There was such a great response for a tutorial on the gift card holder.  I'll get one made up ASAP!!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!!
DP: Recollections (Autumn)
CB Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Nestibilities: Oval & Circle, Oval & Circle Scalloped 
Font: Computer Generated (Pea Carrie)
Ribbon & Button: Unknown
MS Border Punch: Arch Lattice
Accessories: Wooden Bee & Hive (Michaels), Dimensionals
Shimmerz: Pixie Dust

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Shopping Willow Gift Card Holder

This has got to me one of my most favorite projects ever!!  I really needed a gift card holder that would be large enough for me to use this adorable Wiff of Joy, Shopping Willow stamp that I've been dying to use.  Every template I had was too small for the image.  After I stopped pouting about not having the Stamping Up Top Note die, I got to looking around at what I do have.  I tried different but similar shapes with my Cricut cartridges, but didn't like the results. So I pulled out my new and never used before Nestibilities Label 8 and played around with it until I came up with this!!  

It holds a gift card PERFECTLY!!

Yesterday was my niece's 18th birthday party.  And it gave the family a chance to get together and see her before she leaves for college in a few weeks.  I really wanted a pretty way to present her gift.  And I was so happy with the way it came out, that when I was finished I had a hard time giving it away.  LOL

I used my favorite paper, (DCWV Linen Closet) and also had my image coming out of the frame again.  (That is such a fun technique.)   And I paper pieced her bags and added a little Shimmerz to the tissue paper too.

I'm thinking about doing a tutorial on how I made this gift card holder.  And may also do a tutorial on the image coming out of the frame technique too.  If that sounds like something you'd be interested in seeing, would you PLEASE leave me a comment. 

I tried to color my Willow to look like my Niece.  :)

Copic's Used:
Hair: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Skin: E34, E33, E30, RV32
Dress: BG72, BG11, BG10, BG0000
Boots: E43, E42, Y23, E50
Outline/Shadow on bags: C1

Pixie Dust Studio = #32 Gift Card Holder
All That Scraps = Anything but a card
Craftalicious = #4 Birthday
Stampavie = #102 Anything Goes
Whiff Of Joy = #83 and DT Call :)
Paper Romance = #8 Color Challenge (Brown, Teal, White)
Crafty Creations = #77 Happy/Sweet
Creative Inspirations = #39 Anything Goes
Gingersnap Creations = #62 Supplies - Markers
Charisma Cards = #29 Anything but square

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamp: Whiff of Joy, Shopping Willow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: DCWV Linen Closet, PTI Cream Cardstock
Ribbon: American Crafts
Accessories: Nestibilities (Labels 8) Shimmerz (Pixie Dust)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's Christmas in July

It's Christmas in July over at Aud Sentiments for our Challenge #7.  Yep, it's time to start thinking about Christmas and we all know it will be here before we know it.  Our challenge this week is
  Choose Your Own Christmas Sentiment.  
We make it so easy don't we?  :)  So get out those Christmas images and get a jump start on all of those Christmas cards that you're going to have to make this year.  This challenge will run until Aug 3rd.

Our Sponsor this week is 

and they are offering a $10 Gift Certificate their store to our winner!!

The DT was graciously given images from Digi Doodle Shop for their sample cards.  I have used Christmas Delight.  I'm not a coffee drinker, but I love how it smells and the cute designs that you see made in the coffee with the cream.  I'll be honest, this is not how I expected this card to come out.  I originally colored the image on white cardstock, but didn't like the look.  I switched to Kraft cardstock and still wasn't thrilled over the outcome but was running short on time and had to call it good enough. The only thing I really like is how the shading came out on the saucer. 

I've used ton's of Papertrey Ink products...the paper (all of it), the ribbon, the ink and the sentiment.

Christmas Cards All Year Round = Anything Goes
Stampavie and More = #102 Anything Goes
Stamp Something = Digital
Digi Doodle Challenge = #17 Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sundays = #69 Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp: Digi Doodle Shop (Christmas Delight) Digital; Papertrey Ink (Stocking Prints - sentiment)
Ink: Papertrey Ink. (Ripe Avacado)
Paper: Papertrey Ink (Holiday Vintage Prints), Kraft Cardstock, Ripe Avacado Cardstock
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink (Ripe Avacado - Saddle Stitched)
Accessories: Nestiblities (Labels One), Jolee's by You (Flower), Dimensionals, Shimmerz (Pixie Dust)
Copics: R59, R29, R27, R24, YG95, Y19, E35, E34, E31, E50

Monday, July 19, 2010

Paper Sundaes - DT Call

Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog is having a DT Call and I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to be part of their very talented team.  Here are the details...


We are looking for two to three new DT members. Interested? Well, here are the details...

- DT members create a card for each Sunday
- DT members are responsible for posting their creations by noon on Saturday (day before) on our private blog
- DT members are allowed to combine their DT card with other challenges
- Challenge details can be provided a month in advance - allowing you to create your card on your schedule
- DT members must comment on half of the entries posted (DT is split into two groups and each group is assigned       certain numbers)
- DT term is August 1st to October 31st

We are looking for someone who wants to have fun! We are not concerned about number of followers but will be looking at how often you post and the quality of your creations. You do not have to have previous DT experience.

- Have fun with a crazy group of girls
- Occasionally freebies
- Exposure for your blog
- Motivation to make time for yourself weekly

If you are interested, please post about our DT call on your blog and feature three of your favorite creations including at least two cards. DT call closes Friday, July 23rd at 11:59pm.

Well, I hope they like what they see. I'm keeping my finger's crossed!!  

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Take Note!!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE notebooks!! It is a strange school supply attraction/obsession that I have. (I also have this same obsession with recipe books, day planners, and address books too, but we won't go into that right now.  LOL)   But, I really enjoy making my own.  Here's a peek at the inside.  I used sheets of chipboard and cut them to make my notebook a 5x7.  The papers are October Afternoon (Fly a Kite) and the ribbon, buttons, and chipboard shapes are all from American Crafts (Dear Lizzy).  I sanded the edges and then used Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (Vintage Photo) to give it that vintage/shabby look.  I LOVE IT!!!!  I used 7/8" O-Wire for my Bind-It-All and put it all together.  The inside sheets are just notebook paper that I cut down.

I like having a little notebook nearby when I'm making my cards so that I can quickly jot down the supplies and Copic markers that I've used. Then when I'm ready to make a post on my blog, I just grab my notebook and I have all my info right there.  This little notebook will be so fun to look at and use everyday!!  Most of the supplies came from my friend Nana, who sent me some really yummy blog candy last week.  When I opened the package I knew right away what I wanted to do with it.  She has made some really cute notebooks recently and looking at her stuff inspired this little creation.  (Not near as good as hers'....she does beautiful stitching on her projects - but I think she would like it.)  Go take a look at her blog.  You'll love it!!

Okay, I promised to share some vacation photo's from last week so here they are!! 

Thanks for stopping by today!!  :)


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I Sea it's your Birthday!!

Good Morning!!  I had a great vacation and I promise to post some pictures later this week.  I wanted to thank everyone for stopping by last week and leaving me such sweet comments.  (I would sneak a peek at them on my cell phone.)  LOL  

It's 2 Cute Tuesday which means it's time for another DT card.
I've created this under the sea porthole card for my brother-in-law's birthday using Sting Ray Kids.  It's hard to tell from the photo above, but there is clear acetate in front of the image to really give it that feeling that your looking through glass.  The porthole is also popped up with dimensionals to give it depth.  I used my C3 Copic marker to give a very heavy shadow on the image so that it looks like the porthole is casting a shadow on the water.  Don't they look like that they're in an aquarium?  I added Glossy Accents to their eyes and Shimmerz to the coral and seaweed.

Sentimental Sundays = #11 I can see clearly now
Cupcake Craft Challenge = #99 Acetate
Ai Factory = #43 Green with Envy (reused acetate from packaging)

Copic's Used: 
Sting Rays: V99, V95, V93, B97, B95, B91, R00
Coral: R14, R22, YG00
Starfish: Y17, Y13
Rocks: C7, C5, C3, C2
Seaweed: YG17, YG23, YG01
Sand: E30, E50, E34, E29
Porthole Shadow: C3
Water/Outline: BG10, BG0000

Thanks for stopping by!!
Font: Computer Generated (Pea Carrie)
Glossy Accents, Dimensionals
Half Pearls: Recollections
Brads: Making Memories
Shimmerz: Pixie Dust