Friday, May 9, 2014


I'm back!!!  Finally, after 3 long months I am in my groove again.  We moved long distance to another state and downsized a lot.  It's good to have less "stuff" but it's also an adjustment when it comes time to craft.  I no longer have a dedicated space.  It would have been a hilarious video of the many trips back and forth from my cabinets for supplies to my workspace.   This too will pass as I adjust to my new surroundings.  So, moving on to my post for today.

I have been a big fan of Sugar Pea Designs ever since they announced the opening of their company and store.  Their first release was in January and the new May release is just over.  I absolutely love their stamps and the design team is one of the best I've seen.  I knew that the first card I would create would be with one of their stamps.  Today I chose "Hats Off To You" for two reasons.  I have a nephew who is graduating high school and I feel it's very important to acknowledge education achievements.  Also, I won this stamp set when I participated in commenting during the April release!  How fun is that!

I'm entering this card in Sugar Pea's Sketch Challenge.



I love how the card turned out but I don't love my photo.  I'm going to have to experiment with other areas of my house to get better lighting.  My nephew's school colors are maroon and gold so I incorporated that into the card.  I love this globe stamp and felt it gave the scholarly look I was after.  The cute diploma is a separate stamp and it was easy to pop it up for dimension.


Now, I forgot to take any photos of the inside of the card!  I told you I was still working on my routine.  It's too late as I've already mailed it.  I used the cute young man image dressed in his cap and gown and spread it across the entire inside space.  I colored the gown maroon and he has a gold V sash at his neck.  I stamped ALL the sentiments in black to the right of the image.  It really turned out very classy.


Heading to work on another fun card creation.  See you soon!

1 comment:

  1. WOW!! This is fantastic, Vicki!! I'm sure your nephew was thrilled to receive this card from you. I really love how you added the diploma and popped it up. Thank you SO much for all of your kind words…SugarPea Designs has the BEST fans in the world!! xoxo