Monday, February 28, 2011
Last week was our 1 yr. Anniversary over at PPC and I had a little contest here on my blog....to win my blog candy, you had to comment on why you loved PPC....I got 3 awesome comments about PPC and the winner was randomly chosen by random.org and the winner is........
CYNTHIA! Her comment was:
Just adore your creation! The use of the colors could not have been any better. I like PPC cause the sketches are always kept simple that anyone can play along no matter their crafty ability!!
Congratulations, Cynthia! Please email me HERE with your address so I can get your prize out to you! And thanks for playing with us over at PPC :) Now onto this week's challenge:
Megan has given us a bright, cheery combo this week - I decided to color up a new set that hasn't seen ink yet. I love this coffee set and decided to go RETRO-ish with it :) Hope you like it...
Stamps: Morning Cup; Paper: Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, SU! DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch, embossing folder, pumpkin taffeta ribbon, pearls, markers
The other girls have created some magnificent creations using these colors this week. Be sure to check 'em all out HERE! Thanks for stopping in this morning - stay tuned for another color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise...ciao!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The gals have given us a RECIPE challenge this week....1 ribbon, 2 different patterned papers, and 3 embellishments (brads, bling, buttons, etc.) I had so much fun coloring up and embellishing this girlie...Diamond Scarlette is another awesome new release available over at the TS Store ... check 'em out!
For my card this week, I used a sketch from Friday Sketchers:
Stamps: Diamond Scarlette; Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Night and Day DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: markers, circle punches, scallop circle punch, black satin ribbon, black brads, gems, dimensionals
Thanks for poppin' in today and be sure to click HERE to check out the rest of the wonderful creations that the Design Team came up with for this challenge.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
FEBRUARY NEW RELEASE AND BLOG HOP!
All FOUR of the New Releases from our Bugaboo Line by artist Jodie Mackerell are available RIGHT NOW at the Totally Stampalicious Store!
And as always we have some very COOL PRIZES to give away to a few randomly selected Hoppers so be sure to leave comments on everybody's blog for your chance to win:
1st PRIZE - All FOUR NEW Stamp Sets
2nd PRIZE - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd PRIZE - $10 Gift Certificate
Don't forget the gals over at Totally Stampalicious are still offering the Stampalicious Scarlette Promotion! Spend $50 and get her for FREE!!
Now it's time to hop on over to our super dooper talented lady, Cindy Haffner, to see the amazing goodies she has in store for us tonight!!
And here is the entire line-up just in case you get lost along the way:
Thanks for Hopping along to celebrate our latest collection of stamps!!!
I subscribe to Gretchen Barron's newsletter and I am CASE'ing a card she did for the Tour de Freaks February Blog Hop....you can see her card/gift box HERE. I have seen this technique a couple times and I have been meaning to try it and when I saw Gretchen's LOVELY creations, I just "knew" I could use stars and make some birthday cards! :) Thanks so much Gretchen!
Stamps: Bring on the Cake; Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist; Ink: Momento Black; Accessories: star punches, nestabilties, marina ribbon, markers (marina, tangerine, pear pizzazz), pearls, paper piercer, dimensionals, square lattice embossing folder
Doesn't that look SO TOTALLY COOL?! I think it's a very neat technique and I will definitely be using it more often! I made another card using a cute caterpillar stamp that I had in my STASH :) Isn't he cute!?!Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the rest of Chicks blogs and see what wonderful inspirational creations they have made for your crafting pleasure! Then, please get inky and link up your creation over at the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog :) I can't wait to see what you come up with! CHEERS!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Samantha at Scrapmaster's Paradise has such a bright, cheery color combo for us this week! It is getting closer to spring and the bright colors sure help lately! Here in central Alberta, we've had such a long stretch of COLD, COLD, temperatures and we'd love to just see some warmth and some of our snow melt :) Soon, I am sure.........ok.....onto this week's details:
I found my wonderful sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. It is a nice simple sketch but leaves room for "upgrading" it if you see fit....I left it pretty much as is...
Megan and the PPC Creators sure have some awesome stuff goin on this week for you over at PPC-CC !! We are celebrating our 1st Anniversary tomorrow and we're super-duper excited to share it with you! We have a double-whammy of a challenge for you this week and of course some super awesome giveways! We are still offering our regular color combo, but we have a twist to it! Megan is looking for ANNIVERSARY cards or projects using our colors :)
Excited for the giveaways!? Just hop on over to each DT members blog (links are in my right-hand sidebar) and we'll show/tell you what we've got to giveaway! And to win, just leave us a message on our post telling us why you love the PPC-CC Blog! You have until Monday, February 28th 12pm EST to enter. All winners will be picked at random and posted on the PPC blog on Wednesday, March 2nd.
Here is my prize I am giving away to a lucky commentor for our 1st Anniversary Blog Hop:
Package contains one (1) package of Ballet Blue 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock (retired), 2 pkgs. Maya Road rub-on's, 2 handmade cards from ME :)
Alright...onto this week's challenge colors:...I found this "new-to-me" challenge site, Cardabilities, and the sketch was exactly what I needed for my card:
Stamps: Fast and Fabulous, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Garden Green Melon Mambo; Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Garden Green; Accessories: vintage wallpaper embossing folder, nestabilities, word window punch, modern label punch, pearls, dimensionals, white ribbon, button, cotton thread
AND...did I mention that we're looking for TWO new DT Members?!?! All you have to do is create something for our challenge this week, submit your entry and add "DT" to the back of your name (ie..'Sally-DT'). You have until next Monday, February 28th at 10am EST to enter! Do you have what it takes to be a PPC Creator?!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Right away, the colors screamed MALE so I inked up Sir Gus :) All these images and sentiments make me laugh - I love 'em! I got my sketch from an older challenge over at Inkspirations...it fit the bill perfectly :)
Stamps: New Truck Gus (TS); Paper: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, retired SU DSP, Whisper White; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: markers, pearls, embossing folders, nestabilities, dimensionals
Friday, February 18, 2011
We'll continue celebrating the week of Feb. 28, too! PPC will have reached our 50th Color Combo Challenge! With that said, we'll reveal our newest DT member(s) and of course, have more yummy giveaways!
Make sure you come back bright and early Monday morning to take part in all of the funnnn! I promise you won't want to miss out!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tamie, this week's Hostess-With-The-Mostess, has given us a challenge of putting a Fairy, Butterfly or Angel on our project :) I decided to ink up the smaller fairy image in A Little Bit of Magic from Stampin' Up! ....this card is one that I've designed for a Stamp-A-Stack I am having sometime in the next couple weeks :)
I am entering my card at Stampin' Royalty this week - their challenge is "Mark It Up!"...meaning to use markers however you want! :) FUN!
I hope you get some time this week to sit and be creative with us Chicks. I am looking forward to seeing your "things with wings" creations :) For more inspiration, please click on the other design team members blogs (links are on the right hand sidebar).
I have another busy day ahead but I am hoping to maybe sit and make a few DT cards this evening while my daughter has friends over to help celebrate her birthday that was back in December! LOL...we are leaving for Florida in 2 weeks and I need to get my butt in gear and get ahead of the game!!! Have a super day!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations has issued a Valentine's Day challenge this week and Totally Stampalicious gals issued a "bling" challenge. Now, in my mind, those 2 go hand in hand, right?! So I combined my card this week with those two in mind and I found an awesome sketch from Sketch Saturday to go along with my image and layers :)
Stamps: Bugaboos (TS); Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Regal Rose DP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: markers, hearts embossing folder, nestabilities, dimensionals, gems, circle punches, paper piercer
Thank you so much for stopping in this morning! I sure hope you can find time this week to sit and get crafty with us...we sure look forward to seeing all the wonderful creations that come of our challenges!
To see more wonderful creations from our DT members, please click on the PPC links on the right hand sidebar. To see all the wonderful Totally Stampalicious Design Team contributions, click HERE. Thanks!!
See you shortly for another "interesting" color combo from Scrapmaster's Paradise........
♥♥♥ Happy Valentine's Day! ♥♥♥
Are you ready for another "step-out-of-your-crafting-box" sort of color challenge? Well, let me say this...Samantha from Scrapmaster's Paradise has got just THAT color combo for you this week! I love it, yet it took me a little bit to wrap my brain around adding Pink Pirouette to Pumpkin and Pacific Point! :) I decided to print out one of my Kenny K girls and color her up a bit "retro" in a bright exercise outfit! I would love to give this card to my personal trainer at the gym cuz she DOES ROCK! :)
...this wonderful sketch fit the bill perfectly....thanks, Melissa from Tuesday Morning Sketches for this layout - I turned my card the other way so that it would work for my girl...
Stamps: Mini Card Creations II (SPCC), Kenny K digi; Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin DSP; Ink: Pacific Point; Accessories: circle punches, pumpkin brads, markers, sponge dauber, paper piercer
Doesn't she just make you want to get up and rush out to the gym?!? :)
Please pop on over to the other SPCC Divas blogs and check out what wonderful goodies they have for inspiration for you and get inky with us this week! I can't wait to see what wonderful creations come of this combo. Happy stamping!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
For my card, I decided to use some new goodies I received in the mail a couple weeks ago (ya, ya, I know...a couple weeks ago?!? And still no ink on them?!? No...my bad!) I hope you like it :) I think I will give this one to my DH for the wonderful HEART day xoxoxxo
Stamps: Be My Valentine; Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: tulip EF, black brads, black ribbon
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Simply Create - give your heart away
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentine's
Phindy's Friday Challenge - embossing: heat or dry
Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog - Love Theme
Paper Players - create a romantic love card
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog - 3 little words
Stampin Royalty - Hearts, Hearts and more Hearts
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Hearts 'a Flutter
Papertake Weekly - Have a Heart
Creative Card Crew - For a Loved One
Top Tip Tuesday - Frame It!
Thank you for stopping in and I cannot wait to see all the lovey-dovey goodness that comes from this weeks challenge :) Be sure to check out the rest of the CHICKS' blogs on the righthand sidebar :) See you soon!
Monday, February 7, 2011
My duties I was required to do to fulfill this role was:
* Thank the person/persons that shared this award with me and link it back to their blog/blogs.
* Share eight things about myself.
* Pass this award onto eight other bloggers that I have recently discovered.
* Leave a comment so they can pass along the recognition!
Eight things you never knew about me:
1) I love taking long walks/jogs.
Samantha - Scrapmaster's Paradise
Welcome back! Megan has given us such a PRETTY color palette this week. There was no question in my mind which stamp set was to be used for my card this week - it worked perfectly! I used one of the Viva la Verve! sketches (week #1) for my yummy goodness this week...check it out:
Stamps: Because I Care, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Concord Crush, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Concord Crush and Crumb Cake DSP, Whisper White; Ink: Concord Crush (sentiment); Accessories: markers, pearls, finial press EF, nestabilities, concord ribbon, dimensionals
I thoroughly enjoyed this color combo AND sketch this past week - I *know* I will definitely use both again! Thanks for stopping in again today - be sure to check out the rest of the design team's creations. I hope you find some time to sit and enjoy your crafting time with us - be sure to link your creation back to the PPC Challenge blog! Cheers!
Ok...enough ranting LOL..onto this week's color combo that Samantha has given us at Scrapmaster's Paradise....I had a ton of fun using this one. My nephew's birthday is coming up this month, and thought this would be the perfect card for him.
Stamps: Bring on the Cake, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: pumpkin striped ribbon, large circle brads, dots embossing folder, nestabilities, old olive marker, word window punch, modern label punch, pumpkin brads, dimensionals
How can you NOT have fun with this combo? Thanks Samantha! Please take some time this week and play along with us - I can't wait to see what you come up with! See you soon for another installment from Picture Perfect Creations.....
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Thanks again ladies!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I had a lot of fun with this sketch, Leanne...thanks! I used the color challenge from Stacey's Curtain Call, but I had to switch out the Almost Amethyst to Bashful Blue, as I do not own any Amethyst anymore since Stampin' Up! did their color revamp :)