Monday, January 26, 2015

Reverse Confetti January SFYTT

There is still time to play along with the Reverse Confetti January SFYTT. I have a sample today used LOTS of the just released products. I adore tags! This cool new Square Tag was a great way to show off the new Sugary Sweet Sentiments stamp set. 


Following the sketch, I made the tag stand out by using one of the new Happy Hearts Quick Cards and cut it down with the Documented Confetti Cut die. A row of sweet hearts was easy to add thanks to the Love Note die. 



Here's a closer look at just the card. 



Of course I couldn't resist making a little treat bag with some yummy Swedish Fish to go with the sentiment. While I had out the Love Note dies, I cut a large heart and stamped the word "love" from Here's the Story stamp set (I masked off the first part of the sentiment so I could only stamp the word love). I punched a hole in the heart and made it into a sweet little heart tag! 


Here's the sketch.

Come stop by the Reverse Confetti Blog for all the challenge details and the link up!








Have a fantastic Monday! I know a lot of folks are snowed in, somehow this storm has missed us in Cincinnati. I have mixed feeling about that. I'm sure ours is coming. Stay warm! 



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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch 253 {love}

Hello stampy friends. I have a card today with the newest Sweet Sunday Sketch. For some reason I struggled with this one.  Looks easy enough, but I had to walk away from my card and re-work it at least 3 different times. I know that happens some days, but in the end, thanks to my Lil' Inker Desings stamps and dies I am happy with the extra effort I put into this one. 


I used the new, All You Need is Love, stamp set. The large sentiments  are a great way to fill larger spaces. Here I stamped it in Persimmon ink onto a Stitched mats-circle. I decided to add a sweet little  vellum Stitched Hearts for a subtle little embellie. 

I made quick and easy panels with the Stitched Mats-square and Long and Skinny Stripes for my other layers.  Papers are from Pink Paislee-Solstice. I've been waiting to use those hearts. So sweet. 

Here is this week's sketch. 




Please hop on over to Karen's Blog for all the challenge details. You'll also find TONS more great inspiration from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team. 

I hope you will join in on all the fun this week.  Please hop on over to see what the Sweet Sunday Stampers have created this weekend:
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs {perfect pair}

I got a little "just because" stampy time this week. No DT commitments, or release prepping, so I took advantage of it and make a card, just for the love of it. Speaking of love......I love these new, adorable stamps from LID. The stamp set is called Perfect Pairs and I love coloring them. They aren't too big, so coloring them takes no time at all. I used the peas and carrots during release week and pulled out the PB&J image today. It's too cute, I can't stand it!



I made a skinny card, 3.75 x 5.5 inches. I used the Stitched Mats-circles to create a "frame" for my cuties. I love being able stamp a sentiment around the edge of a circle. Easy to do with acrylic stamps. A scattering of sequins and a teeny twine bow complete my card. 


Check out the LID new release! I know you'll LOVE it! 



Have a wonderful Friday! I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.



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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pawsitively Perfect {RC and Color Q}

I have been trying to work with different color combos lately. I love color, but I don't always feel like I venture out of my comfort zone and find myself reaching for the same colors time and time again. Color challenges are GREAT for pushing me out of my little box. I am linking this card up to the Color Q challenge


I think I am a first time player with this challenge blog. I had fun working with this combo. ETA: I missed the link up, but I'm okay with that. Here is the challenge graphic. I used Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, MFT blueberry and wisteria. 

I used all Reverse Confetti stamps and was inspired by the current Retro Sketch no.149 layout. The stamp set is the darling Puppy Love set. I used the sweet paw print and trio of hearts to create a background on the left corner, following the sketch. 

For my focal point, I cut two of the Documented Confetti cut rounded rectangles. I LOVE the size and it's perfect for showing off LOTS of stamps. I stamped some tone on tone hearts (Whole Lotta Hearts) along the bottom in wisteria ink. I stamps and colored both of the pups and then used the matching Puppy Love dies to cut them out. What a sweet pari, dontcha think?? 

I added a sentiment and some hearts to the top of my main panel and then accented the side with a few scallops cut from the Double  Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cut. A little button and twine pulled it all together. 









Thanks for stopping by! 



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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Still Time to Play with Curtain Call {soft scarf challenge}

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  


You have until January 25th at 8:00 AM CST to be inspired and share your project!




Current challenge details and link-up are here. 
The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

 A randomly selected PARTICIPANT in the Soft Scarf challenge will win six new clear stamp sets from our sponsor, Hero Arts.



Here is another card I made, inspired by the colors
and the texture of that scarf. I used an SU embossing folder
to achieve that look. 
Stamp set is from the Cut & Stamp line called The Fox Says.

Come see what the rest of the Curtain Call Crew has done with
a second round of inspiration cards.

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Happy Birthday Sugar Pea Designs Blog Hop


Happy birthday and 1 year Anniversary to Sugar Pea Designs. I was thrilled when Wendy asked me to be a part of the celebration! I adore their stamps and love to see this stamp company expanding their line. It's been a fabulous year and I can't wait to see where SPD goes! 

Hopefully you have arrived from Brianna's blog, Happy Scrapper. If not then, please start back at the beginning with the Sugar Pea Designs blog. You don't want to miss any of the details. 

I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets, My Hero, to make this birthday card. I also used the current SPD Sketch Challenge for my layout. I simply flipped it, cuz I love making top folding cards. 


Once I cut that strip of Limelight paper, and added the sentiment, I decided it needed a little bit of something extra. So I flipped through my Sugar Pea stamps for a star and pulled out Pure Magic.  I did some tone on tone stamping and scattered them around the panel, and just what it needed. 

You will surely want to join the hop. There is so much wonderful SPD creations, plus there are prizes!! YES, it's Sugar Pea Designs birthday and Wendy is giving out the gifts!! 




  • a $100 Gift Certificate to someone who comments on all of the blogs in the hop  
  • There is a link up, too....come play along with the birthday hop and you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the SPD store. Details HERE
  • Want to SHOP??!!!  SPD is offering a coupon code: BDAY01 for customers to receive 10% off their entire purchase (valid until January 24th)
  • Blog hop and  LinkUp ends midnight, January 28th 
  • Winners will be announced on Feb 1st.


  • I think that's all from me! Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Now off you go. Piali is up next!

    SugarPea Designers

    SugarPea Designs Blog
    Lesley Croghan
    Anita Madden
    Jenny Peterson
    Kim O'Connell
    Mary Johnson
    Wendy Bond
    Tracy Valure
    Simonne Clay
    Stacey Schafer
    Wendy McGaffey
    Vera Yates
    Kerri Michaud
    Lisa Lara
    Cathy Preissing
    Shanna Shands
    Cibele Glazer

    Our Special Guests

    Tracy MacDonald
    Danielle Lounds
    Tara Godfrey
    Veronica Zalis
    Angel Rivera
    Jen Shults
    Isha Gupta
    Amy Tsuruta
    Dina Kowal
    Chaitali Narla
    Brianna Loeffelbein
    Lisa Henke<---You are HERE
    Piali Biswas

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    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    TCPTues282 {miss ewe}

     Yay! it's time for the next TCPTuesday Challenge with The Cat's Pajamas! You should come play along. Wendy has created a fun sketch with a cool tilted panel to work with. I pulled out the adorable sheep from Ewe Complete Me for my card today. I also flipped the angled panel, so it looks a little different. 


    I stamped the ewes onto x-press it blending cardstock and colored them with copics. I chose some light colors and added some swirls for the effect of real wool. So sweet. I then cut them out and used some foam dots to pop them up.


    I added a touch of texture by embossing the white panel with the Dots Cut ups. Those giant polka dots look great with everything! A sweet heart duo from Heart Trio Cut ups showcase the sentiment. A Devine twine bow was added for the final touch. There is a great selection of colors in the TCP shop. 

    Here is the sketch. Come join the fun....there is a prize up for grabs. All the details can be found on Alma's blog or over on SCS. 


    Here are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:
    1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
    2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES282. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
    3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
    4. Cards and projects are not required the use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
    5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
    6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.
    7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.


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