Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sad News.....;-(

Good morning Crafty Friends!  I'm back for a minute. Literally! It's been a busy year and summer.  Last year a good friend of mine convinced me to go back to school and finish what I started a few years back.  So I did!  This on top of working and vacations and life in general has been made things a little crazy at home. Good crazy...but crazy nonetheless.  I have decided to take a few months off from stamping. 

I love crafting, I love the crafting friends that I have met in the last 15 years! Yes...15 years!! Crazy right?  I have met friends that I think I will be friends with for life.  Some are who I vent to when life gets crazy or somebody annoys the living heck out of me.  I don't even need to name them, they know who they are!

I have officially stepped down from my last design team....for now.

 8 years ago when I made the step into the "Copic" world I was so eager to get on a design team. I started out small and with challenge blogs, etc.  Then I got picked up by Magnolia-licious and boy did I think I hit the big time then! From that moment, I have literally been non-stop and have been on so many of the BEST design teams (IMO) around! I am so grateful for everything that I got out of designing from supplies to friendships.

My last 2 design teams were the hardest to leave. All them were, but these 2 were special to me!  One of the first stamping companies on my radar 8 years ago was Stamping Bella. I just loved those Bella Babes and Linda Heavens work just drew me in.  It was a huge decision for me to step down from being a Bella-Babe. I'm still not sure it was the right decision, but I hope to be back in a few months! Fingers crossed they will still want me!! ;-)

The other company I am taking a break from is extra- special to me!  SugarPea Designs will always be special. Wendy and I met so long ago and we clicked right away!  When she started up her company I was so happy for her and the designs are awesome and I love having some input here and there.  She got me out of my "Copic" comfort zone too! I actually think I started being a better "Stampy- stamper" in the past year too. You know those non-colored images that freak me the hell out!  My "Break" from Sugarpea was the little push I need, I was sad at first, but it was a good thing.

Having said all of that....I'm not saying I am leaving forever, but what I am saying is...I need a break! I need a couple of months of NO deadlines. 

So, I hope you don't delete me out of your stamping world and I do hope when I come back, which I welcome me back with open arms!  Who knows, I may still do a little stamping in the meantime. I believe I will....but it will be a no deadline card! ;)  (like the one below)  Ok, so I made this months and months ago...but I never got to post it!

Hugs and See you in a few months...maybe sooner! ;-)

Cotton Candy from Mo Manning
Paper - Springtime from Doodlebug and PTI White
Fishtail - MFT blueprint 13

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Celebrate - Sweet2Repeat

  Good morning! It's a Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop at SugarPea Designs!

Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hope your Birthday Is Magical....

Good morning!  It's my Birthday today so....I thought I would share this awesome wizard birthday card awhile back ago. When I first saw this image colored by MarkerGeek. I just knew I had to have him! I love a fun image to color and this one is SO MUCH FUN to color!



Wiz from Mo Manning for Stamping Bella
Sentiment - SugarPea Designs Pure Magic
Paper - Glory from Authentique / Remarkable/MME

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Good morning!  Just an FYI - if you see me quiet on my blog next month, I didn't go anywhere but I am taking a short break for the month of July from Stamping Bella and because it's not a release month, I will be quiet with SugarPea too!   

I started going back to school last year and these summer classes are a wee bit stressful! So I kindly asked my Sista Em for a short break.  Thankfully summer classes are only a couple of weeks long! So you won't see me much in July, but promise to be back in August!  

Today I am sharing  "Sweaty Chicks" from Stamping Bella. This is something I do not do enough, I "resemble" that sentiment though!

Thanks for stopping by and I think I have 1 or 2 more post before I go "quiet" for a month!  Hugs


Monday, June 27, 2016

HB 2 You

Good morning. It's Monday morning and it's time for a little SugarPea Designs inspiration. Did you have a chance to see some fabulous creations during release week?? Win any prizes?? Hope so! It's a great release!

I'm keeping it going today with the new HB2U and Party Duo Banners SugarCut....oh! Do you see that fabulous paper? It's from the lastest SugarPea Paper Pad, It's a Celebration!  Love those designs!



Friday, June 24, 2016

Celebrate Everything SB

Good morning and welcome to BellaRiffic Friday!! Have you been checking out the NEW Release Peeks this week?? If not, you have to stop by the blog and take a peek.  Bella 2.0 is the bomb! 

Today we have a Sketch to play with.

I used Samantha and Sierra take a Selfie Uptown Girls.

Happy Birthday....

Good morning and welcome to Day 5 and Release Day for Sugar Pea Designs.
Today we are featuring This Awesome Stitched Gift Card Holder along with this months Incentive stamp - Gift Greetings.

              Gift Greetings

Sugarcut - Gift Card Holder

Want to Win this stamp set??  Just visit the SugarPea Designs blog to enter for your chance to win!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Make A Wish

Good morning and welcome to Day 4 of SugarPea Designs Release Week!


For todays card I brought out the water colors.  First I created a simple  background using Kuratake WaterColors.  Then I stamped the Birthday Cake Layers with Tim Holtz distress inks and sprayed them with a little water using a mini mister and stamped them onto the water color paper. That's what gives it the wonky lines. If you were to stamp these images onto regular paper and not add the water, you would get a nice crisp line! But that wasn't what I was going for!

Want to Win this stamp set??  Just visit the SugarPea Designs blog to enter for your chance to win!



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