Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hero Arts Winter Catalog Blog Hop + Giveaway!


This is post #2 for today...click HERE for the SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release - Day 3




Hello and welcome to the Hero Arts 2017 Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog Hop!  The new products have been shipping to retailers for a few weeks but they're now available in the Hero Arts store.  We're celebrating the new release with a Blog Hop!

Hero Arts will be giving away THREE $25 Shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop!  Please leave a comment by Wednesday, August 30th at 11:59 pm pacific for a chance to win.  Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

You should have arrived here from my wonderful teamie, Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the Hero Arts blog so you don't miss any of the fun!

I have two projects to share with you today so let's get started, shall we?!

Have you seen the new Wintertime Fun catalog?!  It's gorgeous and I believe the best one yet (although I say that about all the Hero Arts catalogs!).  HERE'S the link to it.

My first card features the new Santa Snacks Stamp & Cut:


My main color palette is pink + green which makes me a happy crafter!  Gotta love that sweet mug of hot chocolate!  The images have been stamped with Intense Black and colored with copics.  Do you spy the smidge of Tide Pool Shadow Ink?

My next card features the new Color Layering Holly stamps and coordinating frame cuts.


The inks I used on the holly leaves:


I used the frame cuts and red felt from my stash for the holly berries!  The Nesting Postage Stamp Infinity die makes for a fun backdrop, don't you agree?

That's it for me!  Next up is my awesome teamie, Michelle Short!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta 💚

SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release - Day 3




Welcome to Day 3 of Sweet Peek Week!  This week we are celebrating the new SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release!  The goodies will be available at  6 pm eastern Friday August 25th!!!

Today the team is featuring the new  Monster Mash stamp set + coordinating Sugarcut dies along with the SpookyScape SugarCut Die!


There are so many fun images and sentiments in the Monster Mash set!  I went with the cute vampire.  He's been stamped on watercolor paper and colored with various zig markers.  I loaded up his cape with Wink of Stella.  He's sitting on 2 different Zig Zag Stitched Circles.  


The first circle has a combo of a couple different Distress Oxides that I smooshed onto a large acrylic block and followed up with squirts of water.  I just smooshed my circle panel onto the acrylic block to pick up the colors.  I used the heat gun and a dried baby wipe to clean up any huge puddles.  The other circle layer has been cut with the SpookyScape SugarCut Die.  Isn't it fun layered onto the night sky panel and behind that fun guy?





There's a giveaway on the SugarPea Designs Blog!  You have all week to comment! Winners will be announced on Monday, August 28th.


The team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects.  And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today’s giveaway prize.



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release - Day 2




Welcome to Day 2 of Sweet Peek Week!  This week we are celebrating the new SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release!  The goodies will be available at  6 pm eastern Friday August 25th!!!

Today the team is featuring the new  Made with Love stamp set + the SugarCut - With Love Gift Tag!


My first project is a trio of tags!  The branch has been cut from green craft foam so it adds a fun bit of texture.  These would be great as a gift topper...or even popped onto a card!
  

My pattern panel is from the Spots & Stripes Brights collection!  Lining the panel with black to bring out the black of the tag makes the design flow nicely.


Love that pop of green!




There's a giveaway on the SugarPea Designs Blog!  You have all week to comment! Winners will be announced on Monday, August 28th.


The team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects.  And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today’s giveaway prize.








Monday, August 21, 2017

SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release - Day 1




I'm super excited to spill the beans...I'm on the SugarPea Designs team!  I'm beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity!  Let's jump right in, shall we?!

This week we are celebrating the new Fall Product Release!  The goodies will be available at  6 pm eastern Friday August 25th!!!


Today the team is featuring the new Arrow Cover Plate and the new Indian Summer stamp set + coordinating Sugarcut dies!


I've combined the new Indian Summer stamps with the new Spots & Stripes Pastels Pattern Paper Collection!  The addition of the Log Cabin Mountainscape SugarCut along with panels from the It's a Celebration + Sugar & Spice Patterned Paper Collection finish off my project.


That racoon!  He's so sweet!




There's a giveaway on the SugarPea Designs Blog!  You have all week to comment! Winners will be announced on Monday, August 28th.


The team has some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects.  And while you’re there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today’s giveaway prize.






Saturday, August 19, 2017

Reverse Confetti: It's a #PSL kind of day





Hello + Happy Saturday!  There's a chill in the air in the pacific northwest and it has me ready for fall!  

I read that there are a couple places that will be offering their versions of the Pumpkin Spice Latte on August 31st.  While Starbucks is bracing themselves for their PSL season.

Well, of course I had to design a PSL card:


I combined Reverse Confetti's Pumpkin Patch with Just Brew It.  Let's start on the bottom and work our way up!  My white card base has a strip from the Free Spirit 6x6 paper pad.  I mounted it on a Midnight panel. 


The Lacy Scallop Circle is a great background for the coffee + pumpkin.  The inks I used:

Tangerine  •  Rust  •  Dark Roast  •  Midnight


The sentiment is from the For the Love of Latte set.

My card was inspired by Fusion Card Challenge:



Friday, August 18, 2017

Altenew - New Day Card Kit Blog Hop Winner!



Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the wonderful comments you left on my Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop post!  I truly appreciate the time you took to check out my projects and leave me a little note!  

Although I know you want to know if you're a winner, hang tight because I do have a project that I whipped up this morning!

Check out the awesome Altenew New Day Card Kit:


It is so jam packed with goodness..it's crazy good!  Here's a look back at my projects that I designed especially for the blog hop:


Here's my card for today:


Sorry, I just can't seem to stay away from green 💚  The stamp set in the kit has such pretty blooms and sentiments.  I made this especially for my ex mother-in-law.  She is a Super Star that just turned 91 years old this week...she is AMAZING.  I consider myself fortunate to continue to have her in my life (30+ years!).

The watercolor panel is from the 6x6 paper pad that also comes in the kit!  Don't forget that Altenew also carries adhesive too!


My card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:



Thanks for hanging out with me.....here you go:

I used random.org to pick my winner of an Altenew $30 Gift Certificate:



Yay Heather!!!  Congrats on the win!  I'll send you an email now!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hero Arts: Above and Beyond




I'm up on the Hero Arts blog with a fun galaxy card!  Here's a sneak peek of it:


For all the details, make sure you pop over to the Hero Arts blog!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Reverse Confetti SALE + Hop!





Hello and Happy Saturday!  Did you hear that it's Jen's Birthday Weekend and she's celebrating with a SALE and 2 Day Hop?!  Now is the time to stock up on your Reverse Confetti favorites!  Today's fun starts HERE.



In case you missed it, there was a hop yesterday too, the fun starts HERE.

Today's project features the Banner in Bloom stamps + coordinating confetti cuts.


It's such a pretty stamp and I love the different sentiments that you can use.  All I did was some quick coloring to coordinate with the panel from the Under The Umbrella 6x6 Paper Pad.


Stone cardstock is one of my favorites and goes wonderfully with the pattern paper.  I finished off my card with a trio of enamel dots from my stash.

My card was inspired by the August SFYTT: