Monday, August 17, 2015

August OSC Designers’ Inspirations Part Two

If you are just now joining us, our theme for August is “back to school.” No, not literally. We want to see your challenge project using a new technique and/or a new medium. The new technique and/or new medium must be NEW to you. Let’s see what the OSC designers have created using their NEW technique and/or medium.

 Annie has made an easel card with several layers of distressing.
She used Helena Reis’s The Book Fairy.



Linda has created a stunning piece of wall art with the “stippling technique.”
You can see the stipples in the above close up.
Linda used Teresa Sherman’s Penguin Family.


Carolyn has created a new layout for her, the Z card layout.
She has created with Beautiful by Holly Durr.


Bonnie’s new technique is her background for this mixed-media piece. 
Her technique is using alcohol inks with Yupo paper.
Bonnie created with Holly Durr’s All Aboard.


Audrey has created a circle stacked easel card as her new technique.
Her card was created with My Mom’s Hat by Sandra Caldwell.

Debbie will be coming back soon.
Good news…she has started coloring some.
We miss you Debbie!

I hope you visit our OSC designers’ blogs. I am sure that they have their creative process explained. This is a wonderful challenge and we look forward to seeing your creations. Please link your art work in the page above or click here. Also, please read the rules. There have been a few changes, but in a good way.

Did you know…?
In our Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group we have a progressive challenge every two weeks. First, we have a call for projects using any Sweet Pea Stamps image that is available in the store. That theme is “anything goes.” Then those entries will receive a digital image FREE of charge, chosen by our leader and SPS store owner Lynette, for Part Two of the progressive challenge. With that FREE digital image you are asked to make a project and enter it in Part Two. Random.org will pick the winner of Part Two. That winner will receive another digital image of the winner’s choice from the SPS store. Even if you don’t enter our progressive challenge, we hope you will stop by for inspiration and share your Sweet Pea Stamps art.

The Sweet Pea Stamps Designers blog showcases Sweet Pea goodness every day. Need a little pick me up for your creative mojo, or sometimes to view a video, stop by, like I said, “every day.” You can also find out the challenge blogs that Sweet Pea Stamps is sponsoring. Here’s another chance to win more SPS goodness.


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 3, 2015

August 2015 One Sweet Challenge

I have got to repeat the question that I heard at least twice each day last week…”Can you believe it’s almost August?” Well, it got here, and quicker than we all expected. No worries though, we have a new Sweet Pea Stamps monthly challenge, but first the announcement for our “Christmas in July” winner.

Drumroll please… 



Congratulations to Ann and her beautiful Christmas card. Ann, please email me with your three (3) digital image choices (ajsdesigns@cox.net). Also, don’t forget your winner’s badge in the sidebar. Please link the winner’s badge back to One Sweet Challenge.

NOTE: We have updated the rules beginning with this August challenge. Please read thoroughly.

“Christmas in July” is always fun, but our August challenge is going to be even more fun. The theme is “back to school.” No, not literally. We want to see your challenge project using a new technique and/or a new medium. The new technique and/or new medium must be NEW to you. Let’s see what the OSC designers have created using their NEW technique and/or medium.

Annie created a mixed-media piece with Fairy Tales by Holly Durr.


 Linda’s new technique was the silhouette image and the PanPastels as a medium.
Linda also drew her silhouette foliage. Her mixed-media piece is using
Grandma and Granddaughter by Molly Harrison.


 Carolyn experimented with Frantage as her new medium and technique.
Carolyn used Holly Durr’s Swan ‘n Pond.


Bonnie’s mixed-media page was created with Blueberry Fairy by Holly Durr.
Bonnie also used the medium Brusho Crystals for the first time.


Audrey created a card using the technique for an easel card box.
Audrey’s card used Lemon Shortbread’s On a Mushroom.

Debbie is out of the hospital and on the mend at home.
We will be welcoming her back very soon.

This is going to be a wonderful challenge and we look forward to seeing your creations. Please link your art work in the page above or click here.

Did you know…?

In our Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group we have a progressive challenge every two weeks. First, we have a call for projects using any Sweet Pea Stamps image that is available in the store. That theme is “anything goes.” Then those entries will receive a digital image FREE of charge, chosen by our leader and SPS store owner Lynette, for Part Two of the progressive challenge. With that FREE digital image you are asked to make a project and enter it in Part Two. Random.org will pick the winner of Part Two. That winner will receive another digital image of the winner’s choice from the SPS store. Even if you don’t enter our progressive challenge, we hope you will stop by for inspiration and share your Sweet Pea Stamps art.

The Sweet Pea Stamps Designers blog showcases Sweet Pea goodness every day. Need a little pick me up for your creative mojo, or sometimes to view a video, stop by, like I said, “every day.” You can also find out the challenge blogs that Sweet Pea Stamps is sponsoring. Here’s another chance to win more SPS goodness.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 20, 2015

July’s OSC Inspiration Part Two

Welcome to our second round of inspiration by the One Sweet Challenge (OSC) designers. Our designers have done a marvelous job with our theme of “Christmas in July.” We hope that you join us in our challenge. To enter click on the page above or click here.

Now for your “Christmas in July” inspiration!

 Annie’s amazing mixed-media journal page has been created


 Linda’s beautiful ornament has


 Audrey has completed a Christmas step card


 Bonnie’s magical mixed-media card was completed


Carolyn’s beautiful snowy card has been created

Debbie is still recovering and we do miss her.

I hope that you all take the time and visit each of the designer’s blogs. The majority of the designers will have their creative process mapped out.

Did you know…? 

In our Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group we have a progressive challenge every two weeks. First, we have a call for projects using any Sweet Pea Stamps image that is available in the store. That theme is “anything goes.” Then those entries will receive a digital image FREE of charge, chosen by our leader and SPS store owner Lynette, for Part Two of the progressive challenge. With that FREE digital image you are asked to make a project and enter it in Part Two. Random.org will pick the winner of Part Two. That winner will receive another digital image of the winner’s choice from the SPS store. Even if you don’t enter our progressive challenge, we hope you will stop by for inspiration and share your Sweet Pea Stamps art.

The Sweet Pea Stamps Designers blog showcases Sweet Pea goodness every day. Need a little pick me up for your creative mojo, or sometimes to view a video, stop by, like I said, “every day.” You can also find out the challenge blogs that Sweet Pea Stamps are sponsoring. Here’s another chance to win more SPS goodness.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 6, 2015

July SPS Challenge is Now!


We hope that everyone had a great weekend. To all of our friends and fans in the United States, we also hope that you had a fantastic 4th of July.

Before we get the July challenge started, we want to announce the winner for our June “Dies and/or Punches” challenge. Thanks so much for everyone’s continued support. We had 117 entries this time around.

The winner for the June 2015 SPS challenge is #41 Ginny. Ginny has won one digital image of her choice for her beautiful project from Sweet Pea Stamps online store. Thanks so much for entering and congratulations! Please email me, Aletha, at ajsdesigns@cox.net for your instructions on receiving your winnings. In the subject line please state “June SPS Winner” please. Don’t forget your badge that can be found in our right side bar.



Our theme for July is “Christmas in July.” If you are a crafter or an artist, now is that time of the year that we all starting planning for Christmas or the winter holidays.

Ready for some SPS inspiration? Let’s get started!

 Annie sharing her mixed-media piece using Karen Middleton’s Hollie.


 Linda’s beautiful beveled glass ornament





Debbie could not be with us this time around due to surgery.
Wishing you well Debbie, and a speedy recovery.

Thanks so much to our amazing designers. Remember the third Monday of July you will see more art work for the “Christmas in July” challenge. I also want to remind you that our prizes are three digital images if the winner uses an SPS image, or one digital image if the winner does not use an SPS image. Can you give me one good reason why you would not want to use an SPS image? This challenge will end on August 1. Use the page above for your entries or click here.

Did you know…?

In our Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group we have a progressive challenge every two weeks. First, we have a call for projects using any Sweet Pea Stamps image that is available in the store. That theme is “anything goes.” Then those entries will receive a digital image FREE of charge, chosen by our leader and SPS store owner Lynette, for Part Two of the progressive challenge. With that FREE digital image you are asked to make a project and enter it in Part Two. Random.org will pick the winner of Part Two. That winner will receive another digital image of the winner’s choice from the SPS store. Even if you don’t enter our progressive challenge, we hope you will stop by for inspiration and share your Sweet Pea Stamps art.

The Sweet Pea Stamps Designers blog showcases Sweet Pea goodness every day. Need a little pick me up for your creative mojo, or sometimes to view a video, stop by, like I said, “every day.” You can also find out the challenge blogs that Sweet Pea Stamps are sponsoring. Here’s another chance to win more SPS goodness.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June’s OSC Challenge Inspiration Part Two


It’s the third Monday of the month of June, and we have another round of One Sweet Challenge’s designers’ inspirational art work. Our June theme is “die cuts and/or punches.” You can link your project in the June page above or click here. You have until July 4 to enter. If you use a Sweet Pea Stamps image and you are the winner, you will receive three (3) digital images of your choice. If you win and you do not use a Sweet Pea Stamps image you will receive just one (1) digital image (bummer). Use a Sweet Pea Stamps image!

Now, let’s get on with your second round of June inspiration art from the OSC designers.




 Bonnie’s mixed-media piece using Linda Bigg’s digital image Fairy Freak.


Linda’s Steampunk card using The East Wind’s Lucy Loo Voyager.


We hope you check out each OSC designers' blog and learn about their creative process.


Did you know…?

In our Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group we have a progressive challenge every two weeks. First, we have a call for projects using any Sweet Pea Stamps image that is available in the store. That theme is “anything goes.” Then those entries will receive a digital image FREE of charge, chosen by our leader and SPS store owner Lynette, for Part Two of the progressive challenge. With that FREE digital image you are asked to make a project and enter it in Part Two. Random.org will pick the winner of Part Two. That winner will receive another digital image of the winner’s choice from the SPS store. Even if you don’t enter our progressive challenge, we hope you will stop by for inspiration and share your Sweet Pea Stamps art.

The Sweet Pea Stamps Designers blog showcases Sweet Pea goodness every day. Need a little pick me up for your creative mojo, or sometimes to view a video, stop by, like we said, “every day.” You can also find out the challenge blogs where Sweet Pea Stamps is sponsoring. Here’s another chance to win more SPS goodness.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 1, 2015

June SPS Challenge with Dies and/or Punches

I hope that everyone had a great weekend and a fantastic May. A good portion of central United States had a very wet May, but I see sunshine coming any day now.

Before I get to our June challenge, I want to announce the winner for our May “Things with Wings” challenge. Thanks so much for everyone’s  support. We had 67 entries, and a lot of you used Sweet Pea Stamps images.

The winner for the May 2015 SPS challenge is Wendy Lynn. Wendy will receive three digital images, of her choice, because she used ching-chou kuik’s Raven Soul for her project. Thanks so much for entering and congratulations! Please email me, Aletha, at ajsdesigns@cox.net for your instructions on receiving your winnings.




Our theme for June is we want to see your projects with “die cuts and/or punches.” Ready for some SPS inspiration? Let’s get started!

 Linda's mixed-media paper doll using
The East Wind’s Punk Will Never Die digital image.


 Annie's card using Fairy Cat and Balloons digital image by Molly Harrison.


 Bonnie's mixed-media journal page using
Lemon Shortbread’s Star Wand digital image.


 Debbie's card using Lil’ Old Nurse digital image by Sandra Calwell.


 Carolyn's card using Katerina Koukiotis’s Sweet Dreams digital image.


 Audrey's shaped card using Catalina digital image by Joanne Schempp.

Thanks so much to our amazing designers. Remember the third Monday of June you will see more art work for the June challenge. I also want to remind you that our prizes are three digital images if the winner uses an SPS image, or one digital image if the winner does not use an SPS image. Can you give me one good reason why you would not want to use an SPS image? This challenge will end on July 4. This gives you an extra week to get your creativity going. Please post your entries in the appropriate page above or click here.

Did you know…

In our Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group we have a progressive challenge every two weeks. First, we have a call for projects using any Sweet Pea Stamps image that is available in the store. That theme is “anything goes.” Then those entries will receive a digital image FREE of charge, chosen by our leader and SPS store owner Lynette, for Part Two of the progressive challenge. With that FREE digital image you are asked to make a project and enter it in Part Two. Random.org will pick the winner of Part Two. That winner will receive another digital image of the winner’s choice from the SPS store. Even if you don’t enter our progressive challenge, we hope you will stop by for inspiration and share your Sweet Pea Stamps art.

The Sweet Pea Stamps Designers blog showcases Sweet Pea goodness every day. Need a little pick me up for your creative mojo, or sometimes to view a video, stop by, like I said, “every day.” You can also find out the challenge blogs that Sweet Pea Stamps are sponsoring. Here’s another chance to win more SPS goodness.


Thanks for stopping by
and have fun!

Monday, May 18, 2015

May’s OSC Challenge Inspiration Part Two


Happy Monday! We have our second round of inspiration projects from our amazing One Sweet Challenge (OSC) Designers. Remember our theme is “things with wings,” and your deadline is May 30. Thanks to all our entries so far! Your projects are gorgeous! To enter you can click on the page above or click here. NOTE: Please review the challenge rules. Prizes have been updated.

Let’s get started with your Sweet Pea Stamps May challenge inspiration.

Annie’s card using ching-chou kuik’s digital image Toadstool Fascination.


Annie’s second project is a handmade decorative box
using Katerina Koukidis's Secret Garden rubber stamp.



Bonnie’s mixed-media piece using the digital image Fireflies by Janna Prosvinina.



Audrey’s card using Molly Harrison’s Little Winter Angel.


Debbie’s card using Blossom by Teresa Sherman.


Carolyn's card with A Little Bird Told Me by Norma J. Burnell.



Linda using Conie Fong's rubber stamp Mother and Baby Boy for her altered clock.

Aletha's colored version of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff's Daisy Elf.

Thanks so much to the OSC designers. We hope that you take a little time and stop by their blogs and let them know how they inspired you.

Did you know…


In our Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group we have a progressive challenge every two weeks. First, we have a call for projects using any Sweet Pea Stamps image that is available in the store. That theme is “anything goes.” Then those entries will receive a digital image FREE of charge, chosen by our leader and SPS store owner Lynette, for Part Two of the progressive challenge. With that FREE digital image you are asked to make a project and enter it in Part Two. Random.org will pick the winner of Part Two. That winner will receive another digital image of the winner’s choice from the SPS store. Even if you don’t enter our progressive challenge, we hope you will stop by for inspiration and share your Sweet Pea Stamps art. The current FB Progressive challenge started Part 2 today, May 18.

The Sweet Pea Stamps Designers blog showcases Sweet Pea goodness every day. Need a little pick me up for your creative mojo, or sometimes to view a video, stop by, like I said, “every day.” You can also find the challenge blogs that Sweet Pea Stamps is sponsoring. Here’s another chance to win more SPS goodness.

Thanks for stopping by!

Welcome to the new and improved Sweet Pea Stamps challenge blog. We are so glad you found us. Please update your bookmarks, subscribe to the blog and check out the upcoming challenge!

Now for the good stuff. Each month there will be a challenge. The first Monday of the month a new challenge will be issued. Entries will be in the running for a gift certificate to the Sweet Pea Stamps Store. The winner will be chosen at random.

Thanks for stopping by and please share our new link! Questions can be forwarded to Aletha, or ajsdesigns at cox dot net.