Thursday, May 27, 2010
It's time once again for Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo#15! Megan picked some awesome colors this week - I really like these colors together, don't you?! I wanted something soft and "flower-y" so I dug through my stash and found Heartfelt Thanks stamp set.....
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks; Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom; Accessories: markers (choc chip, olive, blossom), satin choc ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig, pearls
Please be sure to come play along with us this week! Check out the rest of the Design Team (their links are in the left sidebar) and leave the talented girls some lovin! Happy crafting!
Please be aware that even if you DO NOT have a blog and cannot post a pick/link of my blog candy, you are still able to enter. Just leave a comment on my original post HERE and answer the question that was posted. If you want, maybe send out a quick e-mail to all your crafting PEEPS and let them know all about it and forward me that email to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can see that you sent it!
Don't doddle...you have until June 10th, 2010! Good luck!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Thanks again ladies - doing the challenges are super fun, but it sure makes a gal's day when she can post a kewl badge on her blog to show off for it! *insert even BIGGER grin here!* Thank YOU for all your hard work in making these challenges such fun and huge successes! :) Hugs!
This week's color combo is a cheery, bright set of colors that made me think of a birthday card with balloons! So....that's what I did:
Stamps: Whimsical Words, Crazy for Cupcakes; Paper: Only Orange, Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay DP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: dimensionals, white gel pen, silver brads, paper piercer, pearls, scallop edge punch, Bermuda ribbon, mini punch (summer mini)
Be sure to check out the incredible talent of the SP Divas....I had a lot of fun making this card and I hope you have fun creating something with these bright, cheery colors too! Be sure to link your card, scrapbook page or other 3d project to the Scrapmaster's Paradise blog before the deadline's up! Happy stamping!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY! I am celebrating my 100K in sales, over 25K blog hits, and all the wonderful PEEPS in blogger land who comment and support me in my crafting endeavors! Good luck!!
Today's card incorporates 3 challenges: Flutter By Wednesday's "Flowers and Butterflies," The Play Date Cafe's color challenge of light pink, light yellow and light green (I used Pretty in Pink, Banana, and Celery), and Our Creative Corner's sketch challenge:
Friday, May 21, 2010
If you sign up to become a Stampin' Up demo starting in June, you will get a box of the current catalogs PLUS a box of the brand new catalogs for free with your starter kit! If you are thinking of joining...now is a great time... a discount and a sneak peek at the catty!!! I would love to have you as part of my team no matter what your interest in SU is (a hobbyist, a business builder, or just for the discount:) Drop me an email or phone call and I can give you all the details to get you started!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tonight, I wanted to do the Stampin' Celebration color challenge and I hopped on over to Diva Coffee Break Designs and found a super dooper sketch challenge that would work for what I had in mind......
The card I created tonight incorporates 6 challenges! Yay me! They are:
1. Stacey's Stamping Stage: Color Challenge
2. Cute Card Thursday: Sketch Challenge
3. Cupcake Craft Challenges: Blooming Charming (I used my bling as I don't have charms)
4. Papertake Weekly Challenge: "flowers"
5. The ABC Challenge Blog: "U is for unused stash" I used the bling whoopee whoo's :o)
6. Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog: "3-D"
and...here is my creation......
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
- Become a follower (if you are not already).
- Take my blog candy badge and place it on your blog linking back to my post, OR....create a new post on your blog about my blog candy giveaway, linking it back to me and then come back here and comment on this post with the link to your blog showing me the post you created :)
- Answer the following question here in a comment on THIS post - What is your MOST favorite embellishment to use on cards/scrapbook pages?
- **OPTIONAL** spread the word that I'm givin away CANDY! LOL....
I will be picking a winner on June 10, 2010.
Here's a picture of what I'm offering the winner!
This awesome Stampin' Up! package includes: one full package of Almost Amethyst cardstock, Almost Amethyst Classic Stamp Pad, "A Perfect Day" rub-ons, Patterns Pack III DP, (1) package of Note Cards & Envelopes (small), and one container of Basic Jumbo Grommets!
There ya have it folks! I am so pumped that my blog has reached 25,000 and I'm so thankful to all of you out there who come and check out my creations and leave such warm, loving comments! Good luck to all the participants....
Tonight Melissa wanted Tamie, Leanne and myself to join her while she did the Color Throwdown Challenge for this week. So, we did it through cyber crafting LOL...Check out the girls' blogs to see if they did the challenge....I also used the Inspirational Card Sketches challenge this week for my card....
...here's my card combining both challenges:
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
All you have to do to win is become a follower of us over at PPC-CC (if you aren't already) AND submit a design this week for the #13 color combo challenge! Winner will get 12 yards of Shabby Vintage Seam Binding donated by our very own PPC Creator, Debbie!!! The contest ends at 10am EST on Monday, May 24th.
Debbie is also running a challenge special for us this week ... make a card or project using the Week #13 colors and post here at PPC. Then, go to her site, Simple Treasures and leave her a comment on her PPC #13 post letting her know that you want to be entered into her blog contest. One lucky participant will win two yards of the colors of your choice of her Shabby Vintage Seam Binding, as well - 15 colors viewable in her Etsy Shop!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Welcome back to another challenge over at Scrapmaster's Paradise! Samantha has a fun color combo for us this week - I really enjoyed these colors together! For my card this week, I used an older sketch from Stamping 411 Challenge Blog. Hope you like it!
Megan has a BEYOOTIFUL color combo this week...I know, I know, you're thinkin' "with Green Galore?!" but yes, once you get it all put together - these colors can work FABBY together! I am really happy with how my card turned out (not like I'm tootin' my own horn or anything LOL) I didn't use a sketch this week, just "wung it" from my own head! Wow, hey?! :o) Here's the color challenge this week:
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Vintage Labels; Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Green Galore; Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Green Galore, Whisper White; Accessories: Basic Gray satin ribbon, button, linen thread, scallop circle punch, circle punches, acrylic block, sponge dauber, photo corner punch, pearls, black marker, dimensionals, vanilla smooch spray (main panel)
So, there ya have it....be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's work below and leave 'em a bit of love as you peek at their gawwgussss creations!! Then head on back to the PPC Blog and link up YOUR creation so we can see yours!! Happy stamping!
Sandy Tran - Stamp 'N Stuff
Allison Barroll - Too Many Projects Too Little Time
Saturday, May 15, 2010
....so STAY TUNED!!! :)
Friday, May 14, 2010
We DID make it to the concert - a bit late and frazzled, but we made it and Lifehouse and Daughtry were AMAZING!! Tamie's DH picked us up in Sherwood Park after the concert and then my DH met us at the Millet overpass to take Melissa and I back to our house....so needless to say, we are all a very tired bunch today - Melissa and I didn't get home until around 2 a.m. and she had to work this morning at 8, so I hope she's surviving LOL.
Another epic adventure in my life - soooo glad I was able to spend it with 3 of my wonderful PEEPS! Thanks girls for helping me NOT cry and lose it right there in the middle of the intersection! LOL...luv ya all! xoxoxo
Here's looking forward to the next adventure....
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Today I thought I would share with you another project we will be making on Sunday with the Stamp Club. This card is a total CASE from Dawn Griffith from Dawns Stamping Studio. If you haven't checked her blog out yet, please do! She's got OODLES of great tutorials and how-to's for you to learn. Thanks again Dawn!
This is called the picture frame card and it's so easy peesy to make and looks fabulous! There are so many different things you could do inside the picture frame! Possibilities are endless....
Stamps: Whimsical Words; Paper: Whisper White, Razzleberry DP; Ink: Razzleberry; Accessories: eyelet border punch, Blossom Party sizzix die, Itty Bitty punch, brads, dimensionals, ruler, pencil, whisper white taffeta ribbon, acrylic block
The rest of my week is crazy-busy so I'm not too sure when I'll be back to create *insert sad face here* Tonight I do get to go to Daughtry and Lifehouse in Edmonton though!!! EXCITED!! Then the kids have 4H Achievement Day on Saturday and my club is on Sunday...so we'll see if I get some time to sneak in a few minutes to get inky...until then, happy crafting and enjoy the sunshine!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Samantha, over at Scrapmaster's Paradise, has a neat color combo for us all this week. I had fun with this week's challenge as I got to ink up my new set from the Summer Mini called "King of The Grill"....hope you enjoy it!
Stamps: King of the Grill; Paper: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Bermuda Bay DP, Whisper White; Ink: Versafine Black, Close to Cocoa; Accessories: acrylic blocks, brads, nestabilities, star punches, sponge, markers, dimensionals, cuttlebug folder, notebook punch, oval punch, modern label punch
Thanks so much for stopping in today and be sure to hop on over to the SPCC blog and check out the rest of the Diva's wonderful creations and add your link to the challenge!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Both kids are at friends so it's just been DH and I here at home. It's been so nice to just sit and craft and hang out with him (yep, he's been muckin on my puter while I craft) lol....but that's ok - we are spending time together in my office and that's great!
The Shabby Tea Room has a very messy challenge this week - they want us to "Get Your Bling On" so I took that as glitter....well, it's ONE MESSY EMBELLISHMENT let me tell ya! And...I did not chintz out on the glitter this time around - no sireeee! DH figures it's a bit too much but I don't - the more bling the better, right?! I saw a card like this on Splitcoaststampers, but they had sponged the inside I think....I decided to put glitter in the spaces for the petals :)
Not too sure what the rest of the evening holds for me.....I hope you are all having a fantastic Saturday!!
P.S. Don't forget to hop on over to the Picture Perfect Creations Challenge Blog and get your card in for this week's color challenge! The deadline is 10 a.m. EST on Monday, May 10th! Hurry on over! :)
Friday, May 7, 2010
Melissa and I signed up for another class, Copic Texture Techniques, and that one sounds super exciting!
Thanks again, Laura, for the informative evening - you ROCK!!!
These are the 2 cards we made using Copics supplied with our class fee:
We focused mainly on the 2 fish - coloring and shading with different markers. It was a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping in - I'm hoping to be back sometime over the weekend - I am missing being in my craft room...DH is on his way home tonight, so not sure how much time I'll have to craft. TTYL!!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Hello again crafting PEEPS! The wind is still a howlin' out there, but at least the snow has quit. We are in for a chance of more flurries tonight, but a slim chance, so we'll see! DH and the kids were busy playing the Wii tonight so I decided to take that little window of opportunity and *RUN* to my craft room, shut the door, plug in my iPod and get inky!!! :)
I decided to do Julia's wonderful sketch challenge over at Little Paper Shop Blog. I flipped it on it's side and decided to use a sentiment as my focal point. My DH loved the saying! This card also qualifies over at Totally Stampalicious for their challenge of "Flower Power!" and Crafty Catz Challenge Blog for their challenge of "Spots"
Here is my card using all 3 challenges: