Friday, October 29, 2010

Stamp-A-Stack #2

Welcome back! I thought I would give y'all a quick PEEK at what we will be making at my next Christmas Stamp-A-Stack on Nov 13th. The following 4 cards were CASE'd from various talented stampers. Some of them I changed up a bit to make them my own, the first one is pretty much a total CASE. I do not, however, have websites for you to go to the original. I saved the pic's to my computer thinking I would for sure remember where I got them, but alas, that is not the case. So, if you recognize any of these cards as your original work, or someone you know, PLEASE let me know ASAP so I can give credit where awesome credit is due!!!

OK, onto the cards......

Aren't they AWESOME?! I cannot *wait* to have the ladies create this set of 4! :) Thanks again, to the original cardmakers of these beauties! I had a lot of fun preparing them for my event....

Be sure to pop on over to Picture Perfect Creations Challenge Blog, Scrapmaster's Paradise Challenge Blog and 4 Crafty Chicks for some wonderful challenges - you still have a couple days left to enter!!! See ya!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #9 - Punches/Dies!

Good morning everyone! Welcome back to another challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks. It's my week to host the challenge and I picked punches/dies for my challenge. I was super doooper excited to try my hand at making gorgeous pansy flowers using the butterfly punch from Stampin' Up! There are sooo many tutorials out there on how to make them. I chose the technique that I saw on It's an Inkin' Stampede....and let me just say - they are FUN and EASY, PEESY to make! I will definitely be making more of them to put on my cards in the future!

My card also qualifies for the following challenges:

ABC Cards - 'G' is for GLITTER
Creative Card Crew - punches

Stamps: Verve; Paper: Bashful Blue, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi; Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Concord Crush, Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: perfect dots embossing folder, nestabilities, butterfly punch, 5 petal flower punch, jewel brads, dimensionals, glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, black marker

I hope you make some time to sit and get crafty with us CHICKS this week! There are so many things you can do with punches/dies. I cannot WAIT to see your wonderful creations. Be sure to link your card, scrapbook page or 3D altered item on the 4 Crafty Chicks blog for your chance to win this week's prize donated by Melissa.

Happy craftin' and good luck!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Picture Perfect Color Combo #36

Welcome back! This is my 2nd post for this morning - so if you are looking for the Scrapmaster's Color Combo, please scroll down :)

Megan at Picture Perfect Creations came up with this wonderful color combo for us this week and it was screamin' HALLOWEEN all over it - so I CASE'd the card in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catty...I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Stamps: Twick or Tweet; Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Concord Crush and Old Olive SP; Ink: Versafine Black, Concord Crush; Accessories: small, large oval punches, scallop oval punch, spider web embossing folder, scallop edge border punch, soft suede marker, dimensionals

This was a simple, fun card to CASE - thanks, Stampin' Up! :) Be sure to check out the other DT's blogs for more inspiring creations using this wonderful color combo. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping in :)

Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Challenge #71

Happy Monday! Samantha from Scrapmaster's Paradise handed over such a rich, warm color palette this week - don'tchya just love it!?!

I was in need of a sketch for my "funny" image this week, so I did a bit of blog hopping and found this beauty over at Sketch Saturday:

and here's my card using a set I got as a gift from the girls over at Totally Stampalicious...thanks "girlies" - she's PRICELESS!

Stamps: Totally Stampalicious; Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake DP; Ink: Versafine Black, Momento Black; Accessories: finial press embossing folder, clear embossing powder, heat gun, markers, boho blossoms punch, trio flower punch, brads, dimensionals, scallop trim punch, pearls
Be sure to check out all the rest of the SPCC Color Diva's blogs on the right-hand side column for more yummalicious inspiration :)
Thanks for stopping in and stay tuned for the PPC Color Challenge! See you shortly!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Late Night Stampin FUN with Leanne....

Good morning my crafting PEEPS! My bestie, Leanne, is here for the weekend and it worked out just perfectly tonight that both my kids went to friends and my DH is havin a "guys night" so you know what THAT means, right?!? Yep...we got inky! Leanne and I picked up Melissa, and we headed down to Red Deer while my kids were doing their gymnastics/trampoline club and we hit Scrapbooker's goodies! {Yes, this is a NON-STAMPIN' UP! post folks...brace yourself ok? hee hee...}

Remember a while back when I showed you the sugar beads card that Loretta taught us at last month's stamping group? Well...I purchased this Tim Holtz Santa stamp with this technique in mind and I wanted to show Leanne how to do it. And....well, we just *HAD* to make a full card tonight .... here's mine:

Stamps: Santa Letter by Tim Holtz; Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive; Ink: Versafine Crimson Red; Accessories: finial press embossing folder, old olive ribbon, button, hemp twine, pearls, scallop trim punch, scallop edge punch, dimensionals, sugar beads, sookwang adhesive paper, pearls, Christmas rub-on's

Isn't it just go-juss???? I absolutely LOVE this technique! I might even make all my Christmas cards using the sugar beads. They are so pretty....a bit of bling and antique-i-ness all in one :)

My card tonight qualifies for the Stampin' Royalty challenge of "Ribbons," Tuesday Throwdown - "Anything Goes," Charisma Cardz Challenge - "Vintage," Fussy and Fancy - "Winter Wonderland," Pals Paper Arts - "Bring on the Bling."

Thanks for stopping in - I'll be back sometime this weekend to show you the cards and projects we will be making this weekend. Have a good one!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #8 - a SPOOKTACULAR Sketch!

Well, well, we are again with a 4 Crafty Chicks challenge! A week has come and gone so quickly, it is all just a blur to me....Tamie, our hostess with the mostess this week, has a super-dooper awesome sketch for y'all to muck with....check it out:

I was in need of some colors, so I hopped on over to Colour Q challenge blog and found this YUMMY palette to work with:

....and came up with THIS:

Stamps: Twick or Tweet; Paper: Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Basic Black, River Rock DP, Tangerine Tango; Ink: Versafine Onyx; Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat gun, dimensionals, markers, Martha Stewart border punch, black satin ribbon, spider web embossing folder

My card also qualifies for the following challenges:

Stamp Something - Halloween
Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
If the Shoe Fits...Scrap It! - Pick a Holiday (I did Halloween)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Pile It On! - Halloween for Kids

Be sure to check out the rest of the Chicks' blogs:

They have done some superb projects this week! Be sure to stop by each one and give 'em each a bit of lovin's...then, go grab yourself a coffee or tea, have a seat and get inky using Tamie's wonderful sketch. I cannot *wait* to see what gorgeous creations come out of it! Happy stamping!

Monday, October 18, 2010

PPC - CC#35

Hello again! For this week's Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Challenge, please scroll down as this is my 2nd post for today! :)

I sure hope everyone is ready for a cute, bright, cheery color combo this week from us at Picture Perfect Creations! Megan, you picked some awesome colors this week....I had a lot of fun making my card with these colors - I even inked up some NEW rubber! :)

Stamps: Birthday Bakery; Ink: Black Onyx Versafine, Choc Chip; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Tempting Turquoise DP; Accessories: heat tool, clear embossing powder, markers, choc taffeta ribbon, word window punch, modern label punch, dimensionals, pearls

Aren't those little cakes just ADORABLE?! I love this set and I *know* I will be using it a lot more! Be sure to hop on over to all the PPC DT blogs for more YUMMY inspiration and be sure to leave em some lovin's this morning! I hope to see what you all create using these delicious colors! Be sure to link your card, scrapbook page, or 3-D project to the Picture Perfect Challenge Blog for your chance at this week's prize! Happy stamping!

SPCC #70 - Trick or Treat 8-in-1!

Happy Monday everyone! Did you all have a good weekend? I sure did...I was in Banff, AB with my sister, Jackie. We enjoyed hiking, fine food, Starbucks, fresh mountain air, a day at the Banff Springs Hotel Spa and some "flow yoga." We did NOT want to come home yesterday....but, as we know - life goes on and here we are back for another awesome color combo from Scrapmaster's Paradise!

Samantha I *think* had Halloween in mind for this one - at least that is what I saw the first time I viewed them. AND..just so happened that I received a box of Stampin' Up! goodies last week so I just {had} to use my new letterpress plate! They are FUN!

My card also falls into the Halloween category at the following challenges:

Stamps: none; Ink: Craft White; Paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, Basic Gray; Accessories: Big Shot, Trick or Treat Letterpress Plate, Olive brads, dimensionals

These letterpress plates (pg. 42 of Holiday Mini) are soooo super easy to use! Ink up your letterpress with any color of craft ink (it works best to soak into the paper while being debossed) and then place your paper on top, add your top cutting plate, and whip it through the big shot. Easy peesy! I am going to really enjoy using them... I sure hope they come out with more.

Be sure to check out the other Color Divas blogs (on my righthand sidebar) for more inspiration this week and be sure to link up YOUR creation at the SPCC website!

Thanks for popping in and stay tuned for my Picture Perfect Creations challenge post for this week! Happy stamping....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks Inspirational Challenge

Happy Thursday my blogland PEEPS! I am so stoked for baby sista and I are getting packed up to head out to Banff, AB (Rocky Mountains) to do some hiking, sightseeing, SHOPPING, and a wonderful day at the Banff Springs Hotel Spa! I am sooo looking forward to it :) One can never go wrong with fresh mountain air, Starbuck's coffee and a day at the spa.....

*SNAP!* Ok, back to reality now .... LOL... our hostess-with-the-mostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week is Melissa and she came up with this "interesting" yet gorgeous photo for us to create with. I must admit, the only thing I kept seeing when I came back to look at this picture was a BIG PUMPKIN in my vision :) But, alas, I overcame that vision and found I could overcome my inspirational block - I think my card turned out pretty's the picture:

so...then I was in need of a sketch to follow for this wonderful inspirational idea I had....and of course, the Mojo Monday sketch was the perfect fit for the image I chose: ...and without further adieu, here is my card using both challenges:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy; Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, So Saffron, Peach Parfait DP; Ink: Garden Green; Accessories: So Saffron, Peach Parfait and Garden Green markers, green pearls, dimensionals, So Saffron ribbon, Martha border punch

I realize my ribbon isn't quite like the sketch asks us to use it, but I had to tweak it a bit to make my image work :) That's the beauty of sketch challenges...we can adjust them a wee bit to fit our needs, right?!? *giggle*

I sure hope y'all are able to sit with a great tasting cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and create with us 4 Crafty Chicks this week. I cannot wait to see the lovely projects that are made with Melissa's inspirational photo (it really is a nice pic, Mel!) Be sure to hop on over to the other 3 Chicks' blogs for more beautacious inspiration...

Monday, October 11, 2010

PPC - CC#34 and Sketch Saturday

Welcome back! This is my 2nd post for today - so be sure to scroll down for the SPCC Color Combo post :)

I hope all my Canadian friends are enjoying their Thanksgiving weekend - I have enjoyed mine with my family, great food and gratitude for the people I have in my life. My DH has been home since Friday and he's been harvesting with his Uncle Jim - we are VERY thankful for that!

Megan has given us yet another smashing color combo this week for Picture Perfect Creations' 34th challenge - can you believe that?! Where does the time go? I opened my box of Stampin' Up! goodies on Saturday, and lo and behold, my new Two-Step Owl Punch was the first thing I saw and I just "knew" I had to play and make a card with it! I went looking for a sketch and the one this week at Sketch Saturday was PERFECTO :)

Stamps: Full of Life; Paper: Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery DP, Rich Razzleberry DP, Whisper White; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: two-step owl punch, mini circle punches, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, 2 step-bird punch, brads, dimensionals

I had a lot of fun using this owl punch - I think I will get *a lot* of use out of it :) Be sure to check out the rest of the PPC DT's blogs for more gorgeous inspiration!

Enjoy the rest of your holiday Monday!

SPCC #69 - Twick or Tweet!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian PEEPS! I sure hope your weekend is chalk full of blessings with family and friends (and lots of turkey, ham and sweet potatoes!)

This week's color combo from Samantha over at Scrapmaster's Paradise gave me full permission to create a Halloween card with a set that hasn't seen ink yet (BAD ME!) I needed a sketch and Diva Coffee Break Designs had "the" perfect one :)

Stamps: Twick or Tweet, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Whisper White; Ink: Versafine Black, Basic Black; Accessories: markers, clear embossing powder, pumpkins and spider web embossing folders, black satin ribbon, modern label punch, word window punch

Be sure to stop over at all the other SPCC Color Diva's (links in right sidebar) for some more super inspirations for you! We invite you to create a card, scrapbook page or 3D project using this week's colors and link it directly back at the SPCC Challenge Blog...happy creating!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #6 - Distressing!

Good morning blogger-land PEEPS! Today 4 Crafty Chicks is giving you a "distressing" challenge. Now that can mean using a distressing tool, scissors, ripping, or inking... I didn't use any distressing tools but I *did* ink up my card A LOT. I used the Mojo Monday sketch this week and the wonderful color combo from Hand Stamped Sentiments! My card also qualifies for Sweet Stampin's challenge of "Punch It Out."

Stamps: Bronc Buster; Paper: Early Espresso, Pear Pizazz, Real Red, Pacific Blue, Whisper White; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: EE marker, sponge dauber, star punches, pacific ribbon, red brad, dimensionals, scallop edge punch, word window punch, modern label punch, perfect dots embossing folder

I sure hope you check out the other 3 Crafty Chicks' blogs (links are on right-hand sidebar) for more lovely distressing creations....and then whip up your own delicious creation and link it back at the 4 CC website :) Happy stamping!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Digital Studio Contest! Oct 1 - Nov 15

Stampin’ Up!’s® very first My Digital Studio™ Design contest is going on from October 1-November 15, and we’re inviting YOU to join the fun! Entering the contest is fast and simple—just design one digital card and two single-page layouts using ONLY My Digital Studio product. Our lucky winners will be awarded brand-new digital downloads from Stampin’ Up! worth approximately $500, as well as a digital pin for your personal blog. The competition is open to all customers who have access to My Digital Studio in the US and Canada; five customers will be selected to win. Our contest judges can’t wait to see YOUR digital creations—so submit your project today!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Scrapmaster's Paradise CC#68

Hello again! It's time for another color challenge at Scrapmaster's Paradise!

Samantha is bringing you a bright, cheerful color challenge and I'm sure we will some some YUMMY creations come out of this one! I dug out my Medallion stamp and decided to ink it up for this combo...hope you like it!

Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Medallion; Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango; Ink: Rich Razzleberry; Accessories: perfect dots embossing folder, flowers, brad, razzleberry ribbon

Be sure to check out the rest of the Diva's creations on my right-hand sidebar! They did some AWESOME projects using these colors....then, be sure to get inky and create something fun. Link it back on the SPCC site for us to send YOU some lovin! Happy stamping!

PPC - CC#33 and Sweet Sunday #87

Happy Monday! Welcome back to another color challenge from Picture Perfect Creations! When I first saw all these colors together my first thought was "Uhhhh....ok?!?!" But it's funny - these sort of challenges come together quite quickly for me once I lay the papers out and pick my sketch. Sweet Sunday's sketch this week made it fairly easy for me to "whip up" a card :)

Stamps: Apple Blossoms, Best Yet; Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, So Saffron DP; Ink: Garden Green, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo; Accessories: Melon Mambo ribbon, scallop circle punch, circle punches, dimensionals, clear block.

The rest of the Design Team have made fantabulous projects to showcase the colors this week, so be sure to click their links in the right-hand sidebar for more deliciousness :) Take care!!