Thursday, December 10, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza !

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’
Stamp Sets Used:


 It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is supplied by SugarPea Designs so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments! 
Don't forget to join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Holidays- Coloring with Spectrum Noirs

Happy Monday... hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! It's been kind of quite on my blog the past week. Little man is starting to teeth I think and he has been pretty fussy lately, so I haven't had much craft time this past week or so. I was able to get down in the craft room for a little bit tonight to do some creating. I did a periscope tonight while coloring this image and have got it all completed and put on a card so I thought I would share.
Colored using Spectrum Noirs:
Skin Tones: FS4,TN3,TN4,CR3,CR4
Hair: TN6,TN7,TN8
Clothing: CR7,CR9,CR11,BT1-BT3,CG1,CG2
Owl: TN1,EB1,EB2,DR4,DR7
Holly Leaf: DG1,DG2,DR4,DR7,EB3
Pattern paper: DoodleBug Design-SugarPlum
Memento- Bamboo Leaves
ZigZag Stitched Rectangles- SugarPea Designs
Stamp Set- Your Next Stamp- Gretchen and Owl
This card will probably make its way to one of my family members for Christmas, just don't which one yet.
Thank you all for stopping by, hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

SPD22- Home for the Holidays

It's Wednesday, and I have the day off tomorrow.... cannot wait. I'm hopefully going to get some crafty time in but also want to spend some quality time with my boys.
We a new challenge going on over at the SugarPea Design blog, called "Home for the Holiday". You can interpret it how ever you would like. I think it's suiting being the Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner.
I went with a really clean and simple card this time around.
I decided to really play with the theme of the challenge and make a festive front door of someones home.
I just die cut my desired elements first and then stamped using some Memento Inks.
I added some gold Thicker numbers to the wreath as well as some glitter to berries and a pearl on my bow.
I hope you all enjoy and will find some time to come and play along in the challenge. You can see all the other design team creations HERE as well as the link to add your creations.
Thank you all for stopping by.

Monday, November 9, 2015

SugarPea Designs- SugarSketch32 Challenge

Hope all you all enjoyed last weeks sneak peeks and release!! If you missed any of the days you can still find all days will blog links over at the SugarPea Blog. Today, is the start of a new challenge.... this week is all about the sketch. I decided to use one of the new stamps sets as the focus of my card.
Colored using Spectrum Noirs:
Clothing: IG1,IG2,GG1
Shoes: IG6,IG8,1G10
Hair: EB6,EB7
Skin: TN3,TN4,FS3,FS4,FS8
Hair Bows: CR6,CR8
Measuring cup & Blender: BT1,BR2,BT4,CR6
BG1- for shadowing on apron and hat
Pattern papers:
Echo park- Made From Scratch
American Crafts- Shimelle
Echo Park- Creative Agenda
Stamp Set: Whisky Business
To play along, head on over to the SugarPea Blog to read all the details and link up your creations. Who knows, you could be the lucky winner!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Spectrum Noir- November Challenge

A new month has started and that means it's time for yet another new monthly challenge over at Spectrum Noir.

The challenge theme for November 2015 is:


Color up ANYTHING you want using your Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, blendable colored pencils, Sparkle pens, Spectrum Aqua markers, or AquaTint inks, put it on a card or project that also has a Christmas or Winter theme, and you can play along with us! 
Here is what I created.....
Image: Mulberry Wood- Wish Upon a Star
Spectrum Noirs: 
Owls: TN3-TN6,EB1,EB2, GB8, OR1-OR3
Tree: DG3,DG4,EB5-EB7
Stockings & Hat: IG1,DR4,DR6,DR7
Stars: GB4
Sky: TB3,TB4
We would love to see you come play along, you can, Link up your creations HERE!!
Hope you all will find to play... thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

Friday, November 6, 2015

SugarPea Designs November Release Day

The day you have all been waiting for is finally upon us.... Release Day, Yippee!!
We have one more adorable stamp set to share with you, to complete this months release.
Santa's Gift Tag, this set coordinates perfectly with the SugarCuts- Gift Tag Die.
Memento Inks: Ladybug & Bahama Blue
Pattern paper: Doodlebug Design- Sugarplum
We would love to hear your thoughts on the products introduced today!!  Please leave a comment on this post and on each of the talented SugarPea Designers shown below and you could WIN!  We will chose one lucky person to WIN the Santa's Gift Tag stamp set from the comments left here and on the DT Blogs!  All winners during our Holiday Product Release will be announced on Sunday, November 9th.  Our entire Holiday Product Release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Store at 6:00 PM EST TODAY!!  Please click here to shop – and if you are lucky enough to win a set you’ve already purchased, you may choose another stamp set of the same value!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

SugarPea Designs- November Sweet Peeks, Day Four

Welcome, it's day four of peeks, only one more day and release day will be here! Who's super excited to go get their shop on!?
Today, we will be sharing THREE new stamp sets and two new die sets.

Colored using Spectrum Noirs.
I also used the Gift Tag- SugarCuts Die & the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles Die from the SugarPea Shop.
Solid paper: PaperTrey Ink.
Wink Of Stella Clear
Love how all these images are so versatile and not just for Christmas, just think of all the cute little cards you can make.

Remember our entire Holiday Product Release will be available for purchase in the SugarPea Designs Store on Friday, November 6th at 6:00 PM EST!
We would love to hear your thoughts on the products introduced today!!  Please leave a comment on this post and on each of the talented SugarPea Designers shown below and you could WIN!  We will chose one lucky person to WIN the 12 Days of Christmas stamp set from the comments left here and on the DT Blogs!  All winners during our Holiday Product Release will be announced on Sunday, November 9th.

Sweet Incentive set (FREE with $60 purchase)- Simple Numbers