Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paper Distressing

Learn how to distress paper with a paper distressing tool.
This video will show you how I got the edges on my blog hop card.

Monday, March 28, 2011

We have a winner!!

Thanks to everyone who participated and hopped in the blog hop this past weekend. It was so fun watching you all come by and reading your fabulous comments. Thank you so much for your kind words. I truly appreciate them.

The winner of my blog candy is...


CyndiU #54 said... What a beautiful card, and such awesome blog candy. I just became a follower.
Congratulations Cyndi! I will be contacting you today for your mailing information.

Check back tomorrow to learn how to paper distress with my new video tutorial.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #55

Happy Monday everyone!!

Today marks another challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. The challenge is to use the following picture for inspiration to create a card or project. Our sponsor this week is JustRite Stampers. They are offering up a fabulous stamp set for the winner this week. So be sure to play along for your chance to win.

I used the JustRite stamp sets Friendship Blooms & Fancy Labels on my card for this weeks challenge.

I really like the small flower stamp and the corner stamp from those sets. The font on the sentiment is just beautiful!! And how about that fabulous circle? It makes the perfect focal point for any project.

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT for their beautiful inspiration this week.

Debbi: http://debssimpletreasures.blogspot.com

Pattie: http://pattie-g.blogspot.com

Thanks guys for popping in to see me.
Wishes for a great day!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Blog Hop


Hey everyone, I am joining some fabulous ladies for a spring blog hop this weekend. Our weather is anything but spring like so some nice cute spring time projects is just what the Dr. ordered. Spring is our theme through out the entire hop. There is also blog candy to be had too!! Whooo Hooo

So... if you have come to me by way of MadeByMomo then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon the hop our starting point is over at Jen's Craft Corner. You wont want to miss a thing so be sure to start there.

If this is your first time to my blog welcome! I update several times a week and have great candy every month. So be sure to check back often! ~:0)

The card I have to share with you all today reminds me of spring flowers. And the sentiment could not be more perfect! The edges were inked first then distressed. I used Tim Holtz paper distresser. I love that thing. It takes a little getting used to so I think that is going to be my next video tutorial.

What's a hop with out some fab candy? Here's what you could win!

 3 ea. 6x6 Stampin Up! paper packs
4 ea. Designer Clothes pins in pink paisley
2 rolls of ribbon
1 altoid size container for altering (brand new)
1 lunch box tin for altering

All you have to do is...
1.) Become a follower of my blog
2.) Leave me a comment to this post with a way for me to get a hold of you if you win!
That's it! I will pick my winner on Monday.

Okie Doke crafters on to your next stop.

Raechel's Cards

Just to keep you on track here is the entire hop line up.



www.lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com <--You are here

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!
Wishes for a great day!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fabulous Friday Challenge ~ Recycle

Hi bloggers!!

It's Friday and that means another Fabulous Friday Challenge is getting under way over at the Frosted Designs challenge blog.  The prize this week is one you wont want to miss so be sure to enter for your chance to win a fabulous prize!

The challenge is to recycle/repurpose something on your project. I decided to use a sleeve off of my Starbucks coffee. Of course that's where the main circle is from but the background cardboard came from the sleeve as well. It was super fun recycling something. I have never done this before which is why I {heart} challenges.

I hope you'll join us this week. Please be sure to check out Frosted Designs DT submissions for this challenge. They are truly spectacular!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wishes for a great day!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shabby Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello bloggers!!
It's time for a fun challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. Tic tac toe. Simply choose 3 squares in a tic tac toe pattern from the pic above and create a card or project. Upload your project to the Tea Room by Sunday for a wonderful prize from our sponsor this week. Pixie Dust Paperie - A place for pretty paper crafting products and lots of inspiration.

Pixie Dust Paperie is a monthly kit club dedicated to bringing you the newest products available in the paper crafting industry. Each month, you will receive a beautifully designed kit with the latest papers and embellishments, all designed to coordinate perfectly, and ready for you to create, whether it's scrapbook pages, cards, mini album, coffee table brag book, or altered projects.

Besides the $20 Pixie Gift Certificate for the winner, they are offering our readers a coupon code - tearoom-special, use code during check out to get 20% off their Pixie Kits.

Here is my tic tac toe card.
I chose to do the diagonal path of Brad, Flower, and Ribbon.

This is such a fun challenge. With so many possibilities. You wont believe the ispiration the DT has put together for you. Please check out The Shabby Girls blogs too!

Debbi: http://debssimpletreasures.blogspot.com/
Charlene: http://ccundy.blogspot.com/
Danielle: http://danielle-therese.blogspot.com/
Melissa: http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/
Pattie: http://pattie-g.blogspot.com/

We can't wait to see what you create this week. Thanks for stopping by to see me. Wishes for a great day!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments and helping me celebrate The Shabby Tea Room's 1st Birthday!! I {heart} my followers!! Thank you for all of the blog awards too. It's so nice to be recognized for your work and I am humbled by your gesture. Be sure to come back as I will be offering more blog candy this weekend for a blog hop I am in starting on Sat 26th. So ready to hear who won?

And the winner is....

Lucky number 21~ Trisha
Happy, Happy Birthday. I am already a follower and think your blog is just the sweetest thing going. Thanks for the chance to celebrate with you.

Trisha I will be sending you an email shortly to get your mailing info. Congratulations!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Blog Candy!!

Happy Birthday to The Shabby Tea Room!!
The Shabby Tea Room turns 1 year old this week.
And do you know what that means? It means a week long celebration of prizes, inspiration, and a challenge!! Whooo Hooooo. There is so much fun in store this week that you wont want to miss one day. So hop on over to The Shabby Tea Room for a complete list of all the wonderful sponsors who have generously donated prizes to help celebrate our 1st Birthday!

I am offering up my own blog candy to help celebrate this wonderful occasion. One lucky blogger will win the following pack of prizes!

Fun Fun Fun!
All you have to do to win is...
1.) Become a follower of my blog
2.) Leave a comment to this post with a way for me to get a hold of you.

That's It.
Happy Birthday Shabby Tea Room!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's Party Time!!

It's Party Time this week over at The Shabby Tea Room! The Shabby Tea Room just turned 1 year old! If you have yet to get over there you should run. The Shabby Tea Room is offering up huge prizes for the participants in this week's challenge. The theme... Party Time!! Whooo Hoooo... lots of prizes and inspiration going on over there.

This week is my debut as a new member of the DT. So of course I had to whip up something special. This princess party set has it all. Invitation, crown, wand, and take home bag.

Makes me want to host a party now. heehee
Happy Birthday Shabby Tea Room!!

Looking for my blog candy?click here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fabulous Friday Challenge

Hi bloggers!!
I am so excited to share with you all my very first challenge with the Frosted Designs DT. This weeks Fabulous Friday challenge is a color challenge. You are to use the photograph above for your inspiration. Aren't these colors fabulous? The picture has me dreaming of spring. With another dump of snow last night anything that reminds me of spring is a warm welcome.

Here is the card I came up with using this weeks colors. Lots of Melissa Frances goodies on here. From the papers to the wing and even the shiny heart. Buttons are from Papertrey Ink, and the rose is from Prima. I am using my new props for my picture. Hope you like it!

Please join along in the fun this week at Frosted Designs. Be sure to check out the DT's incredible work for your inspiration. Thanks for stopping by! Wishes for a great day. ~:0)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Product Inspiration

Hi bloggers!! How is everyone today? Say, I have this fun card to share with all of you today. It's something I worked on last night.

Do you ever just get inspired by the products you use? That's what happened to me with this card. I recently got a new Graphic 45 paper pad called Le' Romantique. Gorgeous set of papers. All I needed to do was run my hands along each paper and I was on fire to get creating. I selected a few of my favorite patterns and got to work. Whola'!

Have you noticed my new props in my pics? I went to some local antique shops last week specifically looking for items as back drops. It was so much fun... gosh all the possibilities. So... I came up with this set of the tea cup and saucer with the doily. The other set is below and has a more rustic feel to it. I'm not sure which one I like better? How about you guys?

Thanks for stopping in to see me. Hope you like what you see.
Wishes for a great day!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monochromatic Challenge

Hi guys!!

It's a monochromatic challenge this week over at Paper Therapy. The challenge is to create a project using only one color and of course a neutral. I decided to use hues of taupe and my neutral is black.

Monochromatic challenges are easy for me for some reason. ??? You'd think using one color would be hard but really it simplifies everything for me. I just pull everything I have out in that color and get to work.

I used all Tim Holtz products on this card. It's so fun playing with all of my new goodies. Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with me. Wishes for a great day!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Learn how to distress with Tim Holtz products

You can tell it's been awhile since I have made a video. Bear with me... it'll get better once I get back in the swing of things of making videos again. This video will show you how to distress the Tim Holtz tickets. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stamptacular DT Member

Hey everyone!!
I have some exciting news to share. I was selected to join the very talented Stamptacular Sunday Design Team. My first challenge begins in April! Stamptacular Sunday Challenges have been around for several years. In fact I was on their very first DT ever! I missed designing for Priscilla and hanging out with the girls. So I am super excited to get started. They have such fun challenges each week and awesome prizes. I am honored to be on this fabulous team!!

Recently I have aligned myself with the 3 DT's that I really wanted to be a part of. And luckily for me I was chosen from the very talented paper crafters world wide. That means that I will be having loads of fabulous projects to share with all of you very soon.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thinking of you!

Hi guys!

The card I have to share with you today was made using 90% of new products I got in the mail yesterday. As soon as I saw them I knew I needed to make something right away. The products themselves were my inspiration.

Paper, key, bauble, and bling are all from Prima. Ticket and heart are from Melissa Frances. the ribbonn is a mix of Papertrey Ink and Etsy. Then I went around it all with white acrylic paint by Ranger.

I absolutely love how this turned out and I hope you do too!
Looking for the winner of my candy? It's one more post down. :)
Thanks for stopping by today!

You guys ROCK!!

Whoooo Hoooo!!!
We did it guys! We not only reached 500 followers we exceeded that amount. I am just blown away by your wonderful compliments on my blog and my work. Thank you so very much for helping me get the word out there about my little blog. Any time I am having mojo issues or just need a pick me up all I have to do is read over your comments. I am truly touched by all of you. Thank you!!

Due to the increasing number of followers and traffic to my blog I am going to start up my tutorials once again. I am learning a ton of techniques with all of my new Tim Holtz products that I can't wait to share with all of you. So stay tuned for that! My blog is always being updated, sometimes twice a day if I am on a roll. So be sure to come back often. Plus you never know when I'll be having blog candy. Every blog hop I am in I offer great candy.

Ok... with that said I bet you are all wanting to know who won my awesome tote bag filled with goodies!! The winner is:

 Teri comment # 139

Teri I will be sending you an email today for your mailing info.
Thanks again everyone for making 500+ followers so much fun!!


** This post will remain at the top until March 1st. Please scroll down for my newest creations. **

Woooo Hoooo!!!
Guess what guys? I hit 400 followers today!! That's great news and it's great news for you too, because I am offering up the following tote filled with paper crafting goodies to one lucky follower.

Here is what the winner will get!
Darling Crafting Organizer Tote
Martha Stewart Paper Punch
Box with Prima Chipboard Alphabet
Flowered Take-A-Long Scrapbook
8 Self Adhesive Metal Tags
8 Yards of Pastel Grossgrain & White Ribbon
Clear Alphabet Stamp Set
45 Adhesive Metal Accents
50 Pink Rhinestones
Tiny Seashell Buttons
Wood Frame Stamp
Birthday Wood Stamp
Happy Future Stampin Up! Wood Stamp
3 Pair of Paper Edger Scissors
70 Martha Stewart Tags

All you have to do is:

1.)  Follow my blog
2.) Tell everyone you know about my give~a~way
3.) Leave a reply to this post with a way for me to get in touch with you if you WIN!!

** BONUS **

If we reach 500 followers by the time I select a name on March 1st
I will also throw in these Stampin Up! stamps to the loot.

Lots of great goodies to say THANK YOU to my followers!
I appreciate all of you coming to my blog to spend some time with me and for leaving such wonderful comments. You all make this so fun for me.

Thank you! *muah*