Sunday, September 30, 2012

31 Days is almost here!!!

31 Days of Halloween

The fourth 31 day long extravaganza of the Smeared and Smudged forum kicks off tomorrow. This is the third year that Edgar and I are participating and both of us can hardly wait!!!!  Edgar, especially has been going just a bit crazy, but most of you know that is a normal state for him. Projects ranging from the simple quick makes to those a little more time consuming. The only requirement for the hop is that they have at least one stamped image somewhere. Prizes galore along the way from some fantastic sponsors. For full details you'll need to visit the forum.  I will keep the complete blog roll on my side bar throughout October as well.  There are so many participants this year that I know you will be super inspired on a daily basis!!

Watch this space!!

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Alex and Edgar

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Eyes Have It!!!

It is time for another exciting SCACD Stamp Release!!! SCACD is thrilled to bring you the follow up to the super sweet Eyes of Beauty and Dreams Collection with Newest Eyes of Adventure and Fables Collections. We definitely think the Eyes have it!!! These eyes just capture your heart and even better each stamp comes with an accessory image!!! Today I get to introduce one from each of the collections!!!

Before I get started, I hope that you have been hopping along and just came from Chris's Blog.  If you haven't been hopping, you have missed some truly stunning creations and I recommend you start at the beginning with the SCACD Blog

First is Steampunk Eyes from the Eyes of Adventure Colletion.  I have paired this image with the Dies by SCACD Key Corner Die.  I trimed the die cut image to fit the space I wanted.

It is also important to note that Steampunk Eyes is not actually wearing the hat on the stamp.  The stamp is her and there is a second accessory stamp that is the hat (see sample package cover below).  However, I decided to do some masking when I stamped these out so she could be wearing the hat instead.  Isn't it fun to be able to play with images like that?  The ball chain is from the Idea-Ology pack in the mixed media section at SCACD.  There are some seriously amazing things in that section.

The second image I get to share with you today is Her Magesty's Eyes from the Eyes of Fables Collection.  She is so lovely and was so much fun to color!  I used the Spica Black pen on her dress and the Spica Gold on her crown and scepter.  Stickles are on all of her ruby red hearts and the wings of the winged heart as well.

I paired her with the Dies by SCACD Alice's Clock peeking out from behind the image.  The heart border at the bottom is created from cutting out the center section of one of the Dies by SCACD Garden Corner and lining them up.  The background paper is from a Bo Bunny holiday collection.

I used the accessory stamp that comes with Her Magesty's Eyes to decorate the inside of the card.  The wings are again covered in Stickles and the steampunk heart is colored with the Spica Pens in Gold and Red.

Your next stop on the new release hop is Suzzane's Blog.  After that, make certain you run to SCACD and get both collections as well as stocking up on any Dies by SCACD you have missed and supplies you want.  You won't find better service or more amazing exclusive stamps and dies anywhere!

If you are one of our International friends these images and the Dies by SCACD are available at Quixotic Paperie just for you!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

All Hallows Eve

Halloween is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I love the decorations and that I can walk into most any store and see a skull!!! It just makes me smile!

Sweet Pea Stamps has a large variety of Halloween images available.  From cute, to creepy to sexy, like this one by Rebecca Sinz.  She is called All Hallows Eve and is part of a wonderful plate of images. 

The background paper is from the Bo Bunny Apple Cider collection.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Classic Eyes

I absolutely adore every single image in both the Eyes of Beauty and Eyes of Dreams Collections.  This one is Classic Eyes.  To me, this image is truly understated beauty.  Not only that, but it coordinates perfectly with the Dies by SCACD Uncaged Bird.  I cut out the die in both red and white.  The bird is layered with a pop dot to rise it up.  The background paper is from the Teresa Collins Tell Your Story paper pack.  The gold on Classic Eyes' robe is done with the gold Spica pen for the shimmer.  I use my Spica pens all the time for that little extra something.

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Friday, September 21, 2012


This Welcome Door by Stampotique is one I have seen in many fabulous creations.  I love that is finally my turn to see what I can create with it.  I wanted a Fall feel so used some paper from the MME Halloween collection.  The pumpkins and vines are part of the paper design, but I added the color in addition to trimming one out and popping it up. I am pretty thrilled with the end result.  What are you creating today?

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sea Mist

There is a newly released Plate #227 filled with mermaids drawn by Rebecca Sinz.  I saw them and fell instantly in love and HAD to have it!  HAD TO!  This sweet mermaid is called Sea Mist and she paired perfectly with paper from Authentique's Peaceful Collection.   Be certain you check out all four of the images on the sheet.  Each of them can be purchased individually as well.

 There is quite the deal going on right now at Sweet Pea Stamps too.  The time to buy everything you have had your eye on!

 Fall Savings coupon 4 U:
Tues, Wednes. & Thurs: coupon is worth 35%
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: coupon is worth 25%
coupon code: fallsavings
(excludes past orders and wholesale orders)

While you are shopping & and saving... 
take advantage of our 'overstock' dollar pages,
these have been updated and once we run low,
they will go back to regular prices:

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sunny Eyes

I have loved this image Sunny Eyes since I first saw it.  As one who spent her teenage years in the 80's it makes me think of a certain female musical artist and that makes me love it even more!  AND, I really want those rockin' shoes.

I decided to really play up on the flames and starry night sky while coloring Sunny Eyes and worry about the papers, embellishments, etc. later.  I am thrilled with the result, especially the dress.  I colored it with my darkest grey alcohol marker fist and the covered it with the black Spica Pen.  The depth and shimmer are amazing!  The Spica Pens were great for the sun in her hair, wings, belt and shoes as well.

After looking at and admiring my coloring for several days, I finally got busy and finished creating.  The background paper is from the Memory Box.  Those 'flames' are actually made using one of the newest release Dies by SCACD.  This is the Ornate Hinge.  I have a little something else up my sleeve with this one to show you later this month.  Just buy it now because it is going to be on your 'must have' list.

I hope your weekend is fabulous and filled with the opportunity to be creative!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Drops of Juniper

One of the most recently released images from Joanne Schempps art collection at Sweet Pea Stamps includes this lovely fairy image called Drops of Juniper.  She is so precious and the hearts make it perfect for sending a little love to someone in the mail.

Those pretty flourishes in the corner are one of the Dies by SCACD in the Garden Corners collection.

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Blue Companion

This lovely image is called Blue Companion and is by Rebecca Sinz.  All four images on this sheet are amazing.  I have the image paired with some Basic Grey paper and a this amazing celestial die corner from Dies by SCACD

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

There is a SALE at Sweet Pea Stamps!!!
Extended through Sept. 8th:
 save 20% on your order when you use the code labor20!

The store has been updated with all the sale images separated by price point and major price drops! Check out these deals (limited time only until product runs low):