Monday, November 29, 2010
I used Random.org and put in numbers 1-103 and came up with #53......here's the screen shot
so...that means you, Josie! Congratulations girlie! I will email you right away and get your mailing address so that Samantha can get your Gingerbread Man stamp set out to you ASAP! Congrats again!
I was in need of a sketch and my good friend, Melissa, mentioned that Pals Paper Arts had a super dooper fun sketch this week...I went and checked it out and ya, she was so right - awesome sketch this week ladies!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I decided to get a card in for fun this week and Colour Q had such an awesome color combo this week, I *knew* I had to do this one. I found the right sketch for my image with the Midnight Madness Tuesday Sketch over at Priscilla Styles....
....and here is my card using a new set from Totally Stampalicious!! Stella is *so* funny - I just can't get enough of her....enjoy!
Are you ready for another fun-filled day with us 4 Crafty Chicks? We've got an inspiration challenge for you this week and it's also the last Thursday of the month and our lovely Tamie is offering up a super great prize, so be sure to click HERE to participate!
I am the hostess this month and I went in search of "just the right" photo for my inspiration. I scoured a lot of websites before coming back to this beauty from Better Homes and Gardens. I took the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green colors from the photo and ran with those....
I found this wonderful sketch over at The Paper Players and decided it was "perfect" for what I wanted to do....
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Amy Chomas from Chomas Creations along with Samantha Peyton from Scrapmaster's Paradise (home of the Daringly Delightful Stamps), have teamed up to bring you some awesome creations and some awesome prizes up for grabs! Please note that Amy and Samantha BOTH are having Pre-Black Friday sales starting today at the SP and Company store and at Chomas Creations. CHECK 'EM OUT!
Being on Samantha's Design Team as a "Color Diva" has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience for me! And it's just getting better and better! I now get to play with new lines of STAMPS! How lucky am I?!? I decided to whip up a card using not one, not two, but THREE (3) sets! I got my color combination from The Play Date Cafe for this beauty:
Stamps: Ultimate Sentiments I, Mini Card Creations II, and Falling Snow; Paper: Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Momento Black; Accessories: acrylic blocks, Old Olive ribbon, bling gems, snowflake embossing folder
Would you like to win a stamp set from SP & Company?? How about this cutie set:
For your chance at this stamp set (donated by SP & Company), please be sure to do the following:
1. Become a Follower on my blog, if you aren't already.
2. Be sure to leave a comment on this post to be eligible for the prize.
For added bonuses on this hop, be sure to go through the WHOLE list of participants as Amy is going to draw a random winner from all comments....AND...the caboose of the hop, Samantha, has a wonderful giveaway as well!
Now you need to hop on over to dear Samantha's blog for some yummy goodness!!!
If you happen to lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of hoppers:
Amy Chomas: http://amychomas.blogspot.com/
Amber Holden: http://stayingcrafty.blogspot.com/
Donna Mundinger: http://donnamundinger-popsicletoes.blogspot.com/
Maria McGuire: http://www.believedreamcreatewithmaria.com/
Penny Duncan: http://pennyduncancreations.blogspot.com/
Susan Edwards: http://spartansusscraper.blogspot.com/
Jin Yong: http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com/
Dana Ansell: http://www.svgmtcfiles.blogspot.com/
Samantha : http://thescrapmaster.blogspot.com/
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
This morning is sort of extra special for me because I get to show off some new goodies! As some of you might be aware, our lovely Samantha from Scrapmaster's Paradise, is trying her hand at creating her own line of stamps....and, since I'm a Design Team member, figured I had better get my hands on some of those and start creating with them. Well, I placed my order online, and they were here in my mailbox on Thursday (it was a very impatient wait for me LOL). They are amazingly gorgeous stamps to work with! I have had such a busy weekend, I finally got to sit down and get inky with a set on Saturday night...I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!
This week's color combo was a real fun one! I loved making this card using these colors and I cannot wait to see what creations come of this one this week:
Stamps: Falling Snow; Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: scissors, clear embossing powder, heat gun, acrylic blocks, markers, bling, glue pen, dazzling diamonds
Be sure to sit this week and create something FUN with this wonderfully, bright color combo. For more inspiration, please see the rest of the Color Diva's blogs on my righthand sidebar. Stay warm, happy crafting and have fun! Thanks for stopping in...stay tuned for another Picture Perfect Creations combo....
Thanks to all my wonderful 9 ladies in my Usona Stamping Group this year: Melissa, Nancy, Sharon, Diana, Loretta, Bonnie (aka Bon-Bon), Tamie, Anita, Donna - you all made it an amazing time for me! I am excited for things to come!
Ok...enough of that mushy stuff...onto some GOODIES! lol....These are the last 2 "pocket" calendar pages we will be making today. I had some help from my PEEP, Melissa, on these ones. Thanks again girlie!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
out of hiding!) and colder temps are on their way apparently. Great time to hunker down, light some candles and CRAFT! And our challenge this week will allow you to do just THAT! :)
Our hostess this week is our lovely Tamie, and she is asking you to create something other than a card. I have been wanting to make these cute tealight holders ever since I saw them on Julie Beltramo's blog...I emailed her and she was nice enough to pass on the instructions to me. Thanks again, Julie! I am going to make some of these with my stamping group the night of our Christmas party - they will LOVE them!
Stamps: Tags Til Christmas, Season of Joy; Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, retired DP; Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler marker, decorative label punch, dimensionals, Cherry seam binding, tealights, tissue paper, 1/8" hole punch, copy paper, heat gun
Thanks for stopping in this morning! Be sure to stop in at the other CHICKS blogs - you will NOT be disappointed! They created some FABULOUS works of art.
Leanne Elliott - Banking on Crafts
Tamie Camp - Paper Infusions and More
Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession
Have a super fabby Thursday - stay warm, grab a cup of cocoa, coffee or tea and sit and CREATE! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Cheers!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
And now...onto BIZNIZ....Today is Monday and so you know what that means, right?! It's PPC time...Picture Perfect Creations is throwing something new at ya! This week is NOT a color combo - it's a sketch..and Megan came up with a cute one! I found an awesome color combo over at The Color Throwdown to use with my new cutsie image....check it out:
and here's the card I made using both challenges and some new CC Designs stamps:
I found an awesome sketch for the image I wanted to use over at Sweet Sunday....
My card is also being entered in the following challenges:
Be sure to check out all the other SP Color Diva's creations (links are on my right-hand sidebar) for more amazing inspiration using these colors! Hop on over to the SPCC blog and link up your project - I can't wait to see what you come up with..See you shortly with another Picture Perfect Creations "special" challenge! Stay tuned.....
Friday, November 12, 2010
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, Welcome Christmas, Four the Holidays; Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: acrylic block, scallop edge punch, espresso satin ribbon, glue pen, dazzling diamonds
Thanks for stopping in this morning and I hope you enjoy your Friday! I am off to meet a great friend for a visit and do a little shopping at a sports store! Yay! Maybe I'll get a new pair of outside runners for my new venture of jogging/running! :) TTYL!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Messages; Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: scallop oval punch, oval punches, martha stewart border punch, perfect dots embossing folder, pearls, dimensionals
I know the other CHICKS have gorgeous creations waiting for you to see, so be sure to hop on over to each of their blogs to check it out!
Melissa - My Paper Obsession
Tamie - Paper Infusions and More
Leanne - Banking on Crafts
And then be sure to link YOUR sympathy card or project back at the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog for your chance at a GOLDEN EGG badge! Happy stamping!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
My card also qualifies for the following wonderful challenges:
Totally Stampalicious has a challenge this week of using "Blue" on your card/project. I know I didn't use a TS stamp, but I *think* it qualifies - it's got A LOT of blue! :)
One Stop Craft Challenge - "embossing"
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog - "dry embossing"
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - "Christmas"
Charisma Cardz - "With Love @ Christmas"
CCEE Stampers - "Make a Winter Scene"
ABC Christmas Challenge - "Winter Wonderland"
A Spoon Full of Sugar - "snow &/or snowflakes" (trees are covered in snow :)
Stamps: Scenic Season, Many Merry Messages; Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Marina Mist; Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark; Accessories: winter white embossing powder, perfect dots embossing folder, white taffeta ribbon, glue pen, dazzling diamonds, big shot, top note bigz die
Thanks for stoppin' in :) Have a great night....
Monday, November 8, 2010
Please take some time to hop on over to the other PPC Creators' blogs - their links are in my righthand sidebar...then, create something SCRUMPTIOUS with these colors and link your project on the PPC Challenge site. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy stamping!
How was your weekend? Mine was very relaxing, yet productive at the same time. Is that *really* possible?! Yep, it is. My DD had a swim meet in Edmonton and my DS had 4-H so each one went different directions. After I got DS dropped off, I had the whole house ALL TO MYSELF for 5 whole hours! ACK! Can you believe that! So, I got busy and got inky...REAL inky! I got all my DT work done for the upcoming week, I got my 3rd Stamp-A-Stack finalized and almost done preparing for, I finished up some stamping packages that 2 ladies wanted to buy from me from previous Stamp-A-Stacks, AND...I even got to make a card for fun :) It was a real good weekend for me!
Now, onto today's color combo from Scrapmaster's Paradise! No matter how ya look at this one, it's screamin' *CHRISTMAS* all over it! So...that's what I set out to do...I inked up a cute new snowman set that I got at our LSS a while back. Hope you enjoy him as much as I did creating it!
I got the wonderful sketch from Sketch Saturday:
Stamps: Stampendous; Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Real Red DP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: Certainly Celery,Real Red, Basic Black, Peach Parfait markers, glue pen, dazzling diamond glitter, dimensionals, snowflake punch, snowflake embossing folder, pearls
My card also qualifies in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - "make a square card"
Paper Players - "snowmen"
I cannot *wait* to see what cool projects come out of this cool color combo! Be sure to link your creation to the SPCC website and please go check out all the other SP Color Diva's projects - their links are on my righthand sidebar. See you soon!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
It's been a while since I played at The Play Date Cafe, so off I went with their colors in mind in search for a sketch .... and let me just say - there are sketches EVERYWHERE right now in blogland! I decided on the simple, cute layout over at CardPatterns for my card:
and here is my card using both challenges:
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I decided I wanted to use a Christmas/winter image, so I had to go in search of THE RIGHT sketch to do my card with...I came across this beauty from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog:
The other CHICKS have done some scrumptious projects using these colors! Be sure to check out their blogs: