Monday, February 28, 2011

SPCC #89 - A New Life Begins....

Welcome back for another wonderful color combo brought to you by our fantastic leader, Samantha! This one was screaming baby boy to me so that is exactly what I created:

Stamps: Darcies; Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi; Accessories: button, embossing folders; paper piercer, nestabilities, dimensionals, hemp twine, pearls

Be sure to check out the rest of the wonderful DT creations by clicking on their links in my right-hand sidebar :) Make sure you link up your creation with SPCC by next Sunday, March 6th so we can leave you some lovin's too :)

Coffee Time at Picture Perfect Creations

Happy Monday PEEPS! How was the weekend? Mine was "craft-crazy!" LOL...I had about 14 DT submissions to get done because I am leaving for DisneyWorld come Friday :) I got 'em all done, now just the blogging is left to do! Yay!

Last week was our 1 yr. Anniversary over at PPC and I had a little contest here on my 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 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

Recipe Challenge at Totally Stampalicious....

Welcome back to another installment from Totally Stampalicious! First of all, I'd love to thank everyone who popped in last Thursday and took part in our Februray release Blog Hop!

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

Totally Stampalicious 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!!

I made 3 cards for this Blog Hop and I can't tell you enough how much FUN I had creating them! These images and sentiments make me chuckle as they come to life on my paper :) My husband loves to see them too when I'm done - and he also gets a good laugh!

The first card is made using Exercise Stella :) I got my wonderful sketch from Peggy and the clan over at Paper Works Co. blog...

The next card I used Beer Drinkin' Gus....and this one really made me laugh! The sentiments with this set are perfect for any guy you know who loves BEER :) ha ha...I got my sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches and I turned it on it's side:

...and thirdly....this one is goin' to my wonderful lovin' man on his 40th birthday (he turns 40 while we're at DisneyWorld in a couple weeks!) Dottie Cake Surprise is perfect for a surprise birthday card! With the sketch from Sketch Saturday, I was able to use my new "pom-pom" ribbon from the new Occasions Mini from Stampin' Up!

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:

Totally Stampalicious

Thanks for Hopping along to celebrate our latest collection of stamps!!!

Inspirational CASE at 4 Crafty Chicks....

Happy Thursday PEEPS! Today I am the "hostess-with-the-mostess" and I'm bringing you an INSPIRATIONAL challenge :) I found this oh-so-purdy bedding set at the Bed, Bath and Beyond website and thought that it would make some very interesting, colorful creations!

I subscribe to Gretchen Barron's newsletter and I am CASE'ing a card she did for the Tour de Freaks February Blog 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

SPCC #88 - Just Because

Welcome back! Happy Family Day to all my Canadian PEEPS! Any special plans with the fam today? My baby sista, Jackie, her DH and all the chitlins are coming for the day :) I love visiting with them - they make me smile! :) We are going to do some sledding and Jackie and I are actually going to attempt to make some cards - whoot, whoot! Enjoy your day!

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...

Stamps: Flourishee (SP), Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Rose Red and Sahara DP, Whisper White; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Rose Red; Accessories: rose red marker, pearls, nestabilities, daffodil ribbon, oval punches, scallop oval punches, dimensionals

Please be sure to check out the rest of the SPCC Diva's blogs...their links are on my righthand sidebar. Their creations this week are incredible!

♥ Happy Anniversary, PPC! ♥

Happy Monday!

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

Totally Stampalicious is Gettin' Down with Blue, Green and Brown

Welcome back to another challenge with Totally Stampalicious! This weeks' challenge is a color combo of BLUE, GREEN & BROWN.

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 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

Thanks for poppin' in today! Be sure to hop on over to the Totally Stampalicious challenge blog to see the incredible talent of the Design Team this week - their creations ROCK! We cannot wait to see what YOU come up with using this week's colors :)
See you in the morning with another SPCC Color Combo and some super dooper exciting news from PPC! Ciao!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Picture Perfect Creations is Celebrating!!!!!

We have some VERY exciting events coming up in the next few weeks over at Picture Perfect Creations!!! Tuesday, Feb. 22nd marks our 1 Year Anniversary--woohooo!!! Where has the time flown?! We will have a double-whammy of a challenge for you to check out, as well as some super awesome giveways! PLUS, we'll be conducting a PPC Creators Design Team Call! Our DT has had a few that have come and gone in the past year, but we're ecstatic to get some fresh new faces, creations and you have what it takes to be a PPC Creator?!

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

Challenge #25 at 4 Crafty Chicks

Good morning PEEPS! Can you believe that we are on Challenge #25 at 4 Crafty Chicks?!? We have been having so much fun with our new challenge blog and seeing all the wonderful crafting talent out there :) Thank you to each and every one of you who take the time out of your busy schedules to come play with us each week! xoxoxo

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

Happy Valentine's at Picture Perfect Creations

♥♥♥♥ Happy Valentine's Day! ♥♥♥♥
If you are looking for the SPCC color challenge post, please scroll down :)

I hope you have some very special plans made for you and your loved ones today. My dear hubby is away working this year so I guess the kids and I will go out for supper and celebrate it together. I will also stop and buy myself a cute little bouquet from the grocery store and it will freshen up my table very nicely!

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........

Scrapmaster's Paradise #87 - U Rock!

♥♥♥ 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

♥ Valentine's with 4 Crafty Chicks! ♥

Good morning! Melissa is our Hostess-with-the-Mostess this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks and she's challening you all to a Valentine's can create a scrapbook layout, card, 3D item or altered item....

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?!? 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

♥♥♥ Stylish Blogger Award ♥♥♥

Lookie, lookie, lookie what I received!!! I'm so tickled :)

Thank you so much to Leanne from Banking on Crafts for choosing my blog for this award!

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.
2) I am scared of wind.
3) I don't like people who pretend to be something/someone they are NOT.
4) I spend most of my time in my craft room.
5) I like to read at bedtime.
6) I have blue eyes.
7) I take a long time to trust people (or let them in my inner circle) but once they are there, they are "IN" for life :)
8) I also crochet, cross stitch and scrapbook (haven't for a long time though).

Time to share all this with you!

Samantha - Scrapmaster's Paradise
Laura - Scrapnextras

Picture Perfect Creations Challenge #48

*** Please scroll down if you are looking for the Totally Stampalicious and Scrapmaster's Paradise posts for today! ***

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!

SPCC # 86 - Happy Birthday!

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Our weather in central Alberta has been nasty, nasty, nasty for the past 3 days and I'm really hoping we get some sunshine and STEADY seriously now - we've gone from -42C to +6C in a matter of 3 days and then freezing rain, snow, and massive winds! OY! Enough Mother can ease off for a bit now :)

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

It's a Totally Stampalicious Kinda Day....

Hello out there all my crafting PEEPS! I am sooooe excited to tell you that I get to be a Guest Designer over at Totally Stampalicious for the month of February! Whoop! Whoop! I did a jig when Joycelyn emailed me and popped the question :) Yes, yes, yes!!! was my answer *giggle* I have a lot of their stamps and I absolutely {heart} them...speaking of hearts, the challenge this week is to use AT LEAST 3 HEARTS on your project! Easy peesy, right?!'s my card that I created for this week's challenge....

I found this "perfect" sketch for what I needed to do with my stamp over at Diva Coffee Break Designs and the color combination came from The Color Dare (So Saffron, Marina Mist, Basic Black):
Stamps: Gus and Stella; Paper: Basic Black, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Whisper White, So Saffron DP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: paper piercer, Marina ribbon, heart punch, heart embosslit, dimensionals, markers
The rest of the DT have created some wonderful creations to help inspire you - be sure to check 'em out and come get inky with us! I'm looking forward to playing with y'all for the month of February!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I'm a Goddess at Stampin' Royalty!

Big thank you going out to the gals at Stampin' Royalty for picking THIS card as one of their TOP PICKS this past week!! I had a lot of fun using their sketch to make my card - I sure appreciate all the talent out there and the PEEPS that bring challenges to us to play sure makes crafting a lot more interesting and FUN! I recommend playing along sometime over at SR....they are an awesome bunch of ladies!

Thanks again ladies!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #23 - Leanne's Sketch

Good morning PEEPS! Y'all ready for another wonderful challenge brought to you by us CHICKS? Today we have this wonderful sketch layout made by our oh so talented hostess-with-the-mostess, Leanne!

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 :)

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Bashful Blue; Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper EF, nesties, paper piercer, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, pearls, chocolate ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-Jig; dimensionals
I sure hope you can find some time to come and join in the fun this week using Leanne's awesome sketch! To see what other lovelies the rest of the Chicks created, please click on their links in my righthand sidebar....
Enjoy the rest of your week...the weekend is almost here! :) My daughter has a swim meet in Edmonton this weekend, so we'll be away from home. I *might* be able to get inky again this evening...we'll see how badly my trainer kicks my butt in the gym this afternoon :) Ciao!