Friday, July 13, 2018

SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop


I always love the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop because it means I get to use lots of the newly released products that I have fallen in love with! I felt like I haven't given this sweet Llama Just Say stamp set enough love, so I chose to use it on 2 cards today! Also, don't forget to see what fabulous inspiration the rest of the team is sharing!

Not gonna lie....my mojo is missing....like gone, gone, gone! I hope it returns soon because I have a lot of things I need to get done! LOL!  I often find that when I take a vacation it is REALLY hard for me to get back in the creative groove. I need constant creative time or my mind turns to mush! That being said, the "desert" card is an idea that I had when I made my card for last month's Mix it Up Challenge that you can see HERE. I loved how that card turned out, but my original idea was to have it be a scene with cacti and perhaps a llama as well.

I think I mentioned during the release that this Llama set reminds me of paper dolls because there are so many fun accessories for these cuties. I chose to use the stack of birthday gifts and the pot of cacti for this particular card.

To begin, I die cut all of the rainbow rectangles using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles, starting with blue and working my way towards the center with red. I thought this would be a fun backdrop to showcase the llama. The images are stamped in black and then colored using Copic markers and then die cut using the Llama just Say sugarcuts. They are added to the card using foam squares. The sentiment, which is included in the llama set, is heat embossed in white onto a black sentiment strip. I added some gold Nuvo drops to each of the "bells" around the llama's neck for some added detail. I also used a white gel pen to add some additional details to the cacti.

For this next card, I had originally only planned on having the cacti here and there, but it seemed empty. I cut and colored this little "lady" llama and got her all ready to perch in the sand. I quickly googled "can you find llamas in the desert?" to which I found a big fat NO....No...they are not found in the desert! Did that stop me? Nope! She can do what she darn well pleases! Am I right? LOL! So....here she sits perched just as pleased as can be!

The sand dunes were created by using the Card Front Element Builder and then blended using Linen Distress Oxide ink. I also added some Vintage Photo Distress ink to the tops of the dunes for some variation. The cacti are from the Stuck on You set and are stamped in two green inks and then die cut using the coordinating Stuck on You SugarCuts. I also made a blazing hot sun using the Zig Zag Stitched Circles blended with Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. The background was spritzed with water and shimmer spray before I added the stamped pieces. The sentiment that says "Ill never desert you" is also from the Stuck on You stamp set and was the inspiration for the entire design. It is heat embossed in gold onto an Aqua sentiment strip. I hope you get a chance to hop along to the rest of the stops and thanks for fluttering by!


29 comments:

Bunny said...

Lovely colors on the cards. These llama have the cutest faces and I really like the accessories. [Bunny]

Debra Rumpza said...

Love all the wonderful layering you did for these cards... And that Llama is just too cute.

Anonymous said...

Love those layers and sand dunes! Very independent lady llama, isn't she?

cghundley said...

So fun! Love the
cute Llamas and
both cards are
fabulous.
Carla from Utah

Mrsfish02 said...

The dessert scene is wonderful. Love that Stuck on You set. Nicely done.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Adorable llama cards! I love the desert scene!

Sue D said...

Cute llama cards. I like the layers on both.

Wendy Fisher said...

I love the colors on these cards! So cute!!

StarSpry said...

Your cards are really cool! I love the scenes you created, and the llamas are adorable :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your cards are so sweet with the wonderful color combos and yummy layering:)

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love the bright colors and the stitching? Is that a die? It's great!

SHartl said...

Cutest little llamas ever! I love how you built these fun scenes.

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely darling llamas! I love the scenes and the essence of joy you've captured with these cuties!

Denise Bryant said...

Such fun cards! Love the colors, layering and dimension! The llamas are adorable!

Karenladd said...

I love everything about cards from the colors to the adorable little llama faces. That rainbow layered card with the stitched layers really brings out the personality of the llama

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Well, I think now you’re good with this lama set !! Both cards are great !! I love the multi layers one, so unique !!
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Rebecca Yahrling said...

Doesn't look like you lost your mojo at all! Your cards are beautiful. I really love the llama in the desert scene! I guess their fur is too wool like to help them in the desert, but as you say, who cares?! We can do anything in crafting!

Dana M said...

Super fun and beautifully layered cards! Adorable llamas and sweet backgrounds.

KittyKat said...

Love the llama. I like the greetings of this cards. It’s colorful and I like the multi layers.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...


Love ….LOVE this Super Clever and Oh so Creative idea!

Mirella said...

These are adorable! I especially love the colourful background one!

Laurie said...

Cute cards!! Love the colors of the rainbow one!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Loving the adorable Llamas, both these cards are so nicely done with all those details, my fav, I know you shouldn't have favs, is the multi colour, multi layer card. Hope your mojo returns but by these cards I don't think it's gone far x

Patricia Barber said...

Love both of these! So cute! Loved that you added your lama with the cactuses!! Adorable!💕

Mary-Anne V said...

Oh I love your cards especially since I just ordered this set!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the layering on the first card.
The second is so cute with the llama
laying down. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
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Beverly Perdue said...

Amazing cards! I love the bright color layers that showcase the llama and all the details including the gold Nuvo drops! The "I will never desert you" card is so cute. The llama looks natural there!

Cynthia Cole said...

Both llama cards are adorable!

Karthikha said...

Colorful and fun creations :)