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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)

Wendy

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)  


Challenges:
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!!
Wendy
Recipe:
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

Challenges:
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!
Wendy
Recipe:
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.

Challenges:
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!
Wendy
Recipe:
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...

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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.

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

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.
Wendy

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!!  :)

Wendy

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.

Challenges:
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!!
Wendy
Recipe:
Font: Computer Generated (Pea Carrie)
Glossy Accents, Dimensionals
Half Pearls: Recollections
Brads: Making Memories
Shimmerz: Pixie Dust


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Your Next Stamp - DT Call



I would LOVE the opportunity to create with the adorable images at Your Next Stamp, so this post is serving as my DT begging them to pick me application.  ;)  The DT call is open until July 31st.

They ask that you share 3 of your best creations with them.....well that is harder than it sounds.  There are so many projects that I like for so many different reasons.  So after thinking about which one's to choose all week, here they are....








I hope I have chosen well.
Wish me Luck!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Wendy

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Aud Sentiments - Challenge # 6


Wow, it's time for another Aud Sentiments challenge. This is our 6th challenge where we are mixing it up this time and challenging you to use...No Sentiment.  Hey...could it get any easier?!?!  So come on and join us, this challenge will run until July 19th.  

  Our sponsor is 


I used a technique that I had never tried before by allowing the image to flow out of the framed nestibilities shape.  It has such a WOW factor and is so easy.  The image is a digital stamp from our sponsor called,  Bonnie. This little sweetie reminds me so much of my daughter, Brooke.   She doesn't have a bunny, but an Eeyore.  Eeyore goes EVERYWHERE that Brookie goes.  Thank God he has never become lost.  I seriously don't think she'd survive without him.  

Here he is unattended and sporting the mowhawk hairdo she gives him every morning.  The second she realized that I was taking his picture, she snatched him from the table and told me NOT to take pictures of HER Eeyore.  LOL


This is how Eeyore and Brookie normally look...attached!!!  
I actually washed him once and she screamed cried the entire time.  And if that wasn't bad enough, she laid down on floor in front of the washing machine until he came out.   See what I mean?  We can never loose him!  LOL

Challenges:
ABC Challenges = Y is for You & Me
Your Next Stamp = #20 Flower Power
Little Red Wagon = #36 Nestabilities
Wee Memories = #13 Free for All
Paper Romance = #6 Let's get our GLITTER on!!
Craftalicious Challenges = #3 CUTE





Copic's Used:
Dress: YR23, YR21, Y13, Y21
Sash/Bow: Y26, Y19, Y15, Y000
Bunny: BG0000, E000
Skin: E00, E50, R00
Hair: E59, E35, YR24, E42

Thanks for stopping by!
Wendy
Recipe:
Stamp: Spesch Designer Stamps, Bonnie (Digitial)
Paper: PTI White Cardstock;  Basic Grey (Green at Heart)
Ribbon: Offray, Ivory (JoAnn)
Punch: Martha Stewart, Daisy border 
Accessories: Flower, Basic Grey (Green at Heart); Shimmerz (Pixie Dust); Dimensionals; Nestibilities: Oval and Scalloped Oval



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Furry Friends


Hope everyone (in the US) enjoyed their July 4th Weekend!!

My little family is on a mini vacation this week.  We will be visiting the beach, Disney, and other little local attractions.  I guess this is what they call a Stay-cation?!  LOL   Hey, I don't know about you but I LOVE my bed and no matter how nice the hotel, my bed is best!!  So I'm totally fine with this 
little stay-cation.  :)  I'll be sure to post some pictures later.

This card was made for a friends birthday using a digital stamp, Furry Friends by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps.    
The DP is My Minds' Eye, Penny Lane, and the little box was paper pieced with the same DP.  I then used my Copic C3 marker and added shading to give it dimension.  

Challenges:
Everybody Art = #97 Birthday
Paperplay Challenges = #26 Card for Child or Teen
Craftalicious = #3 Cute
Alphabet Challenge = J is for Jewels
Lexi's Creations = #17 Layers/Decoupage


Copic's Used:
Dog: E43, E42, E41, RV32, R20, R11, R00, BG15, BG10
Cat: W5, W3, W1, R20, R11, R00
Outline/Shading: BG0000, C3



Thanks for taking the time to visit me today!!
Wendy
Recipe:
Stamp: 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, Furry Friends (Digital)
Paper: My Minds' Eye, (Penny Lane); PTI White Cardstock
Ribbon: Unknown
Font: Pea Girly Girls Print
Accessories: Crystal Brads (Making Memories), Spellbinders (Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestibilities), Dimensionals




Sunday, July 4, 2010

Freedom and Fireworks



Happy 4th of July Everyone!!

My family is celebrating our nation's birthday in our nation's oldest city... St. Augustine.  We go to the Castillo de San Marco Fort where we sit out on the lawn with our blankets and chairs (and of course food and drinks) play frisbee and wait for the fireworks.  It is such a beautiful place to celebrate the 4th and we've been going for a few years now.  It's such a sweet small town, it's the perfect place take the kids and spend time together as a family.  (It also helps that my sister and her family lives there too!!)




See isn't it pretty?

Okay...back to the card.  LOL
I was so inspired by my friend Kerri's card that I wanted to make my own. So when I won a challenge last week and received some really cute digital stamps from Digital Delights, I got to work right away on this little cutie.  This is Luvin the USA Bongo.  Isn't he adorable?!?!

Challenges:
Pile it On = #26 My Favorite Things (Coloring with my Copic's)
Craftalicious = #3 Cute
Lexi's Creations = #17 Layers/Decoupage
Beary Scrap = #5 Emboss it
Meljens Designs = #14 Red white & Blue
Pixie Dust Studios = #29 Red White & Blue
Stamp Something = Colors of YOUR Flag
The Crafty Pad = #78 Animal Fun
Raise the Bar = #25 Colors of YOUR Flag
Ai Factory = #42 Red White & Blue
Paper Cutz = #48 July 4th
Paper Romance = #5 Red, White & Blue


Copic's Used:
Dog: W7, W5, W3, W1, B26, B23, B21
Flag: B97, B95, B91, R29, Y26, Y23

Thanks for stopping by!!
Wendy
Recipe:
Paper: PTI white cardstock; DP- Making Memories (Kids)
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (Star)
Cuttlebug: Swissdots Embossing Folder
License Plate: Karen Foster



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bring on the MONSTERS!!!


I heard you gasp!!!  That's right...I scrapbook too!!  Not very often, but I do.  Like most of you I have TONS of supplies and paper (it's a sickness) but very little time to actually sit down and scrapbook.  So I've decided to give Digital Scrapbooking a try.  I can do this laying in bed beside hubby while he watches all his Science and Discovery Channel stuff.  I think I kind of like it.  Not as much fun as actually playing with the paper and other elements, but at least memories are being recorded.  I've resisted digital scrapbooking for so many reasons.  But life is all about choices, and I've had to decided what I want verses how much time I have.  This gets the job done and I don't have to feel guilty that I haven't "scrapbooked" that special birthday, event, etc.   If you know me in real life then you know that it can take 8+ hours for me to do (1) little scrapbook page.  So with the Digital Scrapbooking I've basically, decided to spend MORE time making the memories and LESS time recording them.  So what do you think of this layout?

(Journaling Reads: This was our family's 1st Monster Truck show and thus began Nathan's love of big loud trucks.  He was in complete awe as he watched each race and thrilled over how high they could jump.  Before the night was over he knew the names of the trucks and had his favorite...Gravedigger!  I was nervous that the noise would be too much for Brooke since she was only 10 months old, but she LOVED it!!  She cheered and clapped all night long.)

I signed up with Heritage Makers where they have page templates or you can design your own. (Of course I would only be interested in the hardest possible way...making my own. LOL)   Once you're finished, you just click a button and they print and ship your new scrapbook to you.   Hey, if this works out I might be purging some supplies.  Sounds like a lot of BLOG CANDY coming soon!!  :)

So a quick heads up to all of you....you might be seeing more of my scrapbook layouts here too.  :)

See you Sunday with a new card!!


This is my real note, but if you'd like to make one for yourself I found it HERE.




Thanks for Stopping by today!!
Wendy

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BLOG CANDY!!!




We've decided that it's time for some blog candy over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.

Here are the rules:

1.  Become a follower of Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog- click HERE 

2.  Make a post on your blog along with a picture of our blog candy with a link back to Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.

3.  Post a link back to Aud Sentiments with a picture of our candy on your blogs sidebar

4.  Leave a comment with a link to your post on the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  Also stop by the DT blogs to say "hello" and become followers of them too!  (This is not a requirement but we would love to see you at our blogs too!)

Please stop by and join in the fun!
The candy ends Tuesday, July 6th



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2 Cute Manatee Friends


I'm in a summer mood, are you?  It is BLAZING hot here in Florida,  actually it's too hot be be outside most of the day.  Even so, we still try to go outside and enjoy the sunshine a little bit everyday.  

Since it is so hot outside I was going for a "cool" refreshing feeling with this adorable Manatee Friends digital image by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps.  Since this is a digital image I created a text box and did my sentiment right there alongside the image.  Super Easy!!  Don't know why I haven't thought to do this before.

I decided to embossed the DP with my Cuttlebug embossing folder to look like bubbles.  I then twisted and glued my ribbon to look like seaweed.  Not sure the satin ribbon was the best choice for this, but you get the idea.  

Challenges:
Digi Doodles = #13 Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's = #17 Embossing
All Sorts Challenge = #58 Embossing
The Pixie Cottage = #24 Sketch
Caardvarks = Embossing
Sew Many = #19 Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad = #77 Embossing
Hand Full of Stamps = #33 Joys of Summer



Copic's Used:
Manatee: W5, W3, W1, R00
Seaweed: YG23, YG01
Rocks: C7, C5, C3, C2
Sand: E30, E50, E34, E29
Crab: R14
Water/Outline: BG0000, BG10



Thanks for stopping by!!
Wendy
Recipe:
Stamp: 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, Manatee Friends (Digital)
Paper: My Minds' Eye, Penny Lane; PTI White Cardstock
Ribbon: Offray, Lemongrass (JoAnn)
Font: Architect & Pea Girly Girls Print
Accessories: Dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Half Pearls (Recollections), CB Embossing Folder

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Follow Your Heart


I am so excited about today!!  Today is the 5th challenge over at Aud Sentiments where we are challenging you to use the word LOVE in your sentiment.   We are having a great turn out for our challenges, but we'd love to see more participants....so would you please help spread the word?  We have a new challenge every other Thursday, so you have until July 6th to play along with this challenge.




This challenge is being sponsored by Karen's Doodles where you can find the most adorable digital stamps!!   The DT was generously given an image from Karen's Doodles to create with.  I love love LOVE this little turtle image, Special Delivery.  I could not wait to color him!!  Isn't he just precious?
  I can see myself using him again and again.
Check out what the other girls on the DT have created too with our sponsors super cute images.

Challenges:
ABC Challenge = X is for Xtra Dimension (the heart is cut out on the front of the card)
Crazy Challenge = All Things Spotty
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge = Ribbons & Bows
Sweet Stampin' Challenge
= #31 Clean & Simple
Sentimental Sundays = #8 Your Favorite Sentiment
Everybody Art Challenge = #96 Pink & Green



Copic's Used:
Turtle: YG67, YG17, YG23, YG03, YG01 (Cheek R00) 
Eye: B97, B95, B91
Heart: R85, R83, R81, RV10, RV000
Ribbon: RV95, RV34, RV32
Grass & Flowers: G24, G21, G82, YG11, RV21, RV10, RV000



Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!!
Wendy 
Recipe:
Stamp: Karen's Doodles, Special Delivery (Digital)
Paper: DP - Bo Bunny, PTI White Cardstock, Alligator skin paper (Michaels)
Ink: Copics
Accessories: MS Border Punch, Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Shimmerz Pixie Dust, Cricut (Plantin Schoolbook - heart), Dimensionals
Sentiment: Computer Generated (Pea Jeannie Script & Architect)