Thursday, April 28, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #35 - Distressing!

Happy Thursday PEEPS! I am the "hostess-with-the-mostess" this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks and I am issuing a "DISTRESSING" challenge to all of you! That can be inking, ripping, sanding or antique-looking projects :) Here's my card (I CASE'd a card off the front of the Stampin' Up! Catalog!)....

Stamps: Oval All; Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Baja Breeze DSP; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: large label punch, large oval punch, early espresso satin ribbon, vintage wallpaper EF, pearls, Top Note die, dimensionals, sponge dauber

Be sure to hop on over to the other Chicks' blogs to see what other lovely distressing projects they have for you:

Melissa - My Paper Obsession

Tamie - Paper Infusions and More

Leanne - Banking on Crafts

Be sure to link up YOUR creation back at the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog for your chance at my PRIZE this week! Happy stamping!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thank You, Color Throwdown!

Happy Tuesday PEEPS!

Just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to the gals over at The Color Throwdown for giving me an Honorable Mention for THIS card! I had so much fun creating this one with the sketch and colors :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

SPCC #97 - Happy Easter!

Welcome back! Still enjoying all those yummy chocolate eggs?!? Maybe you need a distraction and need to sit for a bit and create with us! :) My card was made especially for this past weekend....I decided to dig through my stash of Bigz Dies from Stampin' Up! and put them to good use! Hope you enjoy it...

Stamps: SPCC; Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, DD DSP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: daisies die, button, twine, finial press embossing folder, glue dots, pretty in pink ribbon

Be sure to check out the rest of the Diva's blogs (links are on my right-hand sidebar) as I know they have some wonderful creations for you to oggle over :) Have fun stamping and I can't wait to see what YOU come up with! Enjoy the rest of your Easter Monday!

PPC - CC #56 Thank You

Happy Monday morning crafty PEEPS! Are you having a "HOPPY" Easter?! Did you find lots of chocolate eggs and goodies hidden by the Easter bunny? Maybe while you are enjoying your chocolate and candy that you received, you can sit and turn on some tunes and join us for this week's challenge :)

I used an older Stampin' Royalty sketch for my card and I kept it nice and S-I-M-P-L-E...

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, SU DSP; Ink: Not Quite Navy; Accessories: Finial Press EF, oval punches, scallop oval punch, pear pizzazz ribbon, paper piercer, pearls, dimensionals

Be sure to hop on over to the rest of the design team's blogs for more scrumptious inspiration...and then link up your card, scrapbook page, or 3-D project at the PPC-CC site.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Making Life Sweeter at Totally Stampalicious....

Hello! It's time once again for another challenge from Totally Stampalicious! "FOOD...glorious FOOD..." is our theme this week. We would love to see some sort of food on your creation!

For my card I used one of the new sets released last Thursday at Totally Stampalicious, called Dessert Dottie...she's so sweet, isn't she?!

Stamps: Dessert Dottie
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, MME DSP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: dauber, pearls, real red ribbon, markers, button, baker's twine, dimensionals, Lots of Tags embosslit (SU)

Be sure to check out all the Design Team's work...I know they have some fabulous crafty goodness for you to see! Be sure to play along for your chance to be a guest designer with Totally Stampalicious! Ciao!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Totally Stampalicious New APRIL Release!

Welcome to the 4th STOP of the April NEW RELEASE and BLOG HOP!!
We are releasing another FABULOUS FOUR SETS from our BUGABOO LINE created by the AMAZING Jodie Mackerell of Bugaboo Digi Stamps! ALL 4 sets are available NOW at Totally Stampalicious!

As is Totally Stampalicious tradition, we are kicking off this release with a FUN and FANTASTIC Blog Hop and I KNOW you all know what that means!! PRIZES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1st Prize - ALL 4 New Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate

Be sure to stop and comment on ALL of the Design Team's creations in order for your chance to win!!! And trust me, you DO NOT want to miss out on any of the eye candy that they've created for us!!

I had so much fun creating with these new sets and I just *know* you are gonna luv 'em! I made 3 cards for this release...the first card is from the CUTE set called Deacon Bugs.... 2nd card is using a cutie patootie named Ava Flowers....

...and of course, we cannot forget our hilarious, Stella....this set is called Stella's Tires and I seriously cannot look at these sentiments and NOT laugh - HARD! LOL....

Now it's time to hop on over to Julie's blog to see what awesomeness she's got in store for you!

And here is the entire line-up just in case you get lost along the way:

Totally Stampalicious
Sue (SCS Gallery)

Thanks for stopping in tonight! Enjoy the HOP :)

A few Thank-You's!

I would just like to give a huge shout out to Sweet Sketch Wednesday for recognizing THIS card for last week's challenge! How exciting! Thanks ladies....I will get my badge on my blog ASAP :)

And..I also won a TOP 3 from Top Tip Tuesday for THIS card! Thank you so much for choosing my card as a TOP 3! :)

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #34 - EASTER

Welcome back to another installment from 4 Crafty Chicks! Our hostess this week is our wonderful Tamie, who has issued an EASTER challenge to all of you! You can interpret that how you wish...chocolate, bunnies, baskets, eggs, pastel colors, the possibilities are endless! I decided to make a soft, vintage-type Easter card using the Gabrielle Card Kit from BoBunny. This card kit has a lot of gorgeous die cuts and papers that are soft with pastel colors. Perfect for spring birthdays or Easter! :) Thanks for stopping in today and be sure to "hop" on over to the other Chicks' blogs for more EASTER goodness.....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday Happiness

Happy HUMP Day everyone :) The weekend is almost here...hang in there! An extra long one too - Easter is fast approaching. My good friend, Tamie, is here today and we are gettin' our craft on in my crafty space :) I decided to do a card "for fun" since all my DT obligations are done for the next month or so. I went in search of a few challenges and since it's Wednesday, I wanted to check out the MFT Sketch for this week....LOVE IT! then I was in search of a color combo. I headed on over to Color Throwdown and found this wonderful "spring" mixture..Navy, White and any other color. Since I have a paper pack that is navy, white and yellow...I decided to go with YELLOW as my 3rd color....

...and here is my card using both challenges:

Stamps: Pure Innocence; Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, MME - Hattie DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Night of Navy; Accessories: markers, nestablities, gems, night of navy ribbon, button, hemp thread, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in today! It is a gorgeous, sunny day here in central Alberta. I think Tamie and I might head out for a quick walk and then get right back at the crafting. I hope you are enjoying your Wednesday.

See you tomorrow for another challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

SPCC #96 CASE'ing Mary Fish

Welcome back crafty PEEPS! Are you ready for another color installment from Scrapmaster's Paradise? Samantha definitely gave us a challenge this week (at least for me anyways LOL)...I went in search of a sketch and came up empty....

I decided to go blog surfing and I came across this cutie patootie card made by none other than the uber talented Mary Fish and decided to try and CASE it using Samantha's color scheme...

...and this is my finished product. The owl punch is a lot of fun to use and I enjoyed CASE'ing Mary's card to fit these colors...what do ya think?!?
Stamps: Punch Bunch, Something to Celebrate; Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Old Olive; Ink: Always Artichoke; Accessories: 3-trio flower punch, owl punch, vintage wallpaper and polka dots EF, dimensionals, old olive taffeta, olive brads

Please be sure to check out the rest of the SP Diva's blogs for more inspirational crafty goodness using these colors - the links are on my right sidebar. I hope you find time to sit, relax and get crafty with us and link up your creation at the SPCC blog. Happy stamping!

PPC Specialty Challenge #6 - EASTER

Good Monday morning PEEPS! It's time for another "Specialty Challenge" over at Picture Perfect Creations....this one is "EASTER." I used last week's Mojo Monday sketch as my jump off point...hope you like it:
Stamps: Easter Blossoms, Well Scripted; Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, MME DP; Ink: Night of Navy and Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: navy marker, nestabilities, navy ribbon, scallop trim punch, pearls, bakers swine, button, dimensionals

I know our new line-up of wonderful DT members have come up with gorgeous creations, so be sure to hop on over to their blogs (links are on my right-hand sidebar), then set aside some time and make us an Easter creation and link it back to the PPC Challenge Blog so that WE can leave YOU some lovin's :) Happy crafting!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

CAS Challenge at Totally Stampalicious

Are you ready for another challenge from Totally Stampalicious? This week, our challenge to you is CLEAN & SIMPLE: 3 layers or less! Easy peesy right?! Ha...not for me...I find CAS cards absoultely nerve wracking (or at least that's how I make myself feel)...I usually like the end result, but always fight with myself "should I put more here...should I put this flower here?" :) I always admire those crafters who pull of absolutely stunning CAS cards - I envy them :) I hope you enjoy mine....I used the CAS sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches:
Stamps: Bugaboo Brats; Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake DSP; Ink: Basic Black, Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: flowers, pearls, nestabilities, markers, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to link up your CAS creation back at the TS get the chance to be a guest designer - just by playing! Good luck!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Night Cyber Craftin' with Leanne!

Happy Saturday PEEPS! My good friend, Leanne, and I are cyber crafting tonight (she's at her house and I'm at mine - 3.5 hours apart) and we're having a good night. Tunes are cranked, candles are lit and the crafty mojo is a flowin'....I decided to give the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge a go tonight - I had a lot of fun making this card :) Hope you enjoy it....

Stamps: Verve, MFT; Paper: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, MME Gertie; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: markers, scissors, paper flower, crochet flower, brad, perfect dots EF, bakers twine, dimensionals, glue dots

What are YOU up to tonight? I hope you are finding some time to sit and get your MOJO on. Check out Leanne's BLOG for more crafty goodness :) Ciao!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks are Gettin' Sketchy...

Welcome back to another exciting challenge with 4 Crafty Chicks. This week, our hostess, Melissa, is offering up this FUN sketch for y'all to get crafty with:
I used an older color combo from ColourQ and I decided to give these fun ribbon flowers a go..I see them all over Blogland and I thought I would put one on this card as the sketch called for it, don'tchya think?! *wink*

Stamps: Verve; Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: Crumb Cake marker, nestabilities, circle punches, dimensionals, Pink Pirouette ribbon, pin (pretties kit), pearls

Please take some time to check out the other Chicks' blogs for more yummylicious inspiration with Melissa's sketch and then link up your creation at the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE so that WE can leave YOU some lovin's! Happy creating!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

5-in1 Easter Fun

Happy Hump Day! My good friend, Leanne, is leaving for home today - she's been my saving grace (along with my DH and kids) looking after me since my abdominal surgery last Monday, and we wanted to do one last "hurrah" for-fun card! I decided to use the Mojo Monday sketch and Colour Q's gorgeous palette for my card:

Stamps: Something to Celebrate; Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, DSP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: baker's twine, finial press and perfect dots embossing folders, cherry blossom embosslit, perfect stem embosslit, oval punch, oval scallop punch, eyelet border punch, pearls, white brads, crumb cake seam binding, dimensionals

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Stamping Royalty - Spring has SPRUNG!

Top Tip Tuesday - Spring has SPRUNG!

Please be sure to pop on over to Leanne's blog HERE to check out her creation she made with me this morning! She won't be home for a while, but it will be on her blog by this evening! Thanks for popping in and we'll see you tomorrow morning for a brand new 4 Crafty Chicks challenge :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

SPCC #95 - Cheer Up Buttercup

We are on color challenge #95 already at Scrapmaster's Paradise - can you believe THAT?! Wowzers time flies when you're having fun! :o) This week's color combo is a rich, warm and inviting one - and I thoroughly enjoyed inking up my Flourishee stamp set from SP to make it. I just can't get enough of that set...LOVE IT! Stamps: Flourishee, Ultimate Sentiments I; Paper: Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, So Saffron DP; Ink: Not Quite Navy; Accessories: nestabilties, pearls, button, whisper white taffeta ribbon, perfect dots EF, dimensionals Thanks for poppin' by again this morning! Be sure to click on over to the rest of the SP Diva's blogs for more inspiration using these wonderful colors from Samantha! I can't wait to see what YOU come up with for our challenge....happy stamping!

Picture Perfect Creations Meets Verve-a-liciousness

Happy Monday PEEPS! Before I get to this week's challenge, I would like to say a huge WELCOME to our newest line-up of design team members over at PPC! Leanne, Linda, Lesley, and Michele are joining our crew and we are soooo uber doober excited! Please be sure to check out their blogs (links are in the right-hand sidebar) and welcome them with open arms :)

Are you up for a bright, cheery color challenge this morning!? Megan from Picture Perfect Creations has given us this beauty:

....totally reminded me of summer time, with flowers and butterflies fluttering all around! I so can't wait for summer to get here - I miss Florida already and the glorious heat and I made a card with these colors to "brighten my mood." HEE HEE...Hope you enjoy it!

Stamps: Verve; Paper: Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi; Ink: Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy and So Saffron; Accessories: scallop edge punch, script EF, dimensionals The rest of the DT members have pumped out some awesome "goodies" using this color combo - make sure you click on over to their blogs (links on right-hand sidebar) and then link your creation back to the PPC Challenge Blog. I can't wait to see the wonderful creations made with this challenge! Happy stamping!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious!

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is "Anything Goes!" Gotta luv that hey?! I decided to ink up my fav - Sunshine Stella :) She's such a HOOT! I went in search of an older sketch and came across this beauty at Inkspirations....
Stamps: Sunshine Stella; Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, EE DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Early Espresso; Accessories: martha border punch, cobbler seam binding, finial press EF, dimensionals, markers, pearls

Thanks for stopping in and I sure hope you get a chance to play along - the DT's have some wicked creations to show you for inspiration - please see their links in my right-hand sidebar! Happy stamping :)

Be sure to pop back in later for PPC and SPCC color challenges! Ciao!

Spice'n It Up at Kenny K - Challenge #40

Happy Sunday...I've been relaxing in my craft room and decided to play along with the new challenge at Kenny K this afternoon - "Spice it Up" The paper is from MME called Gertie...I love it as it's so bright and colorful :)

I am really enjoying my new Kenny K stamps that Leanne brought me :) They are soooo fun to color! The "Sweet" sentiment is from a stamp set from SP & Co. I hope you have a chance to play along with this challenge - it was fun! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kenny K meets Sketch Saturday

HELLO PEEPS! I have been home from surgery since Wednesday afternoon and finally found enough MOJO to make a card tonight with Leanne :) I kept trying to complete one but got so I couldn't stay focused and I get tired very easily. I wanted to make a card "just cuz" today and so I set out looking for a sketch and an image to use. I came across Sketch Saturday's new challenge today and decided I would ink up a new Kenny K girl that Leanne brought me! Here ya go:
Stamps: Kenny K, SP & Co; Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery DP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Not Quite Navy; Accessories: nestabilities, embossing folders, buttons, bakers twine, scallop oval punch, oval punches, blushing bride ribbon, dimensionals

Thanks for popping in tonight - stay tuned for another awesome Totally Stampalicious challenge! Have a great night :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Inspirational Creativity at 4 Crafty Chicks

Happy Thursday PEEPS! It's time for another wonderful challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks....this week is being hosted by our wonderful Leanne and she offered up this gorgeous SPRINGY photo for our inspiration this week. I sure can't wait for spring and summer to get about you?! :)

When I saw this picture for the first time, the very first thought that popped in my head was Easter....and I don't really know why because we usually still have snow on the ground ha ha! But, that's what came to my mind, so that's what I did for a card - a very clean and simple one ta boot...ENJOY!

Stamps: Well Scripted; Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White; Ink: Rich Razzleberry; Accessories: Elegant Bouquet EF, pearls, rich razzleberry ribbon

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge site for all the details on this week's challenge...I can't wait to see what gorgeous creations come of this photo! Happy stamping.....

Monday, April 4, 2011

SPCC #94 - Happy Easter!!

Welcome back :o) Are you ready for soft, gentle but stunning color challenge?! Samantha over at Scrapmaster's has put together this lovely set of colors....please take some time to get inky with us! I can't wait to see all the creations....

Stamps: Easter Blossoms; Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink; Ink: Basic Grey; Accessories: scallop trim punch, pearls, vanilla taffeta ribbon, button, baker's twine, embossing folder, dimensionals

The rest of the Diva's have some gorgeous projects to show you - be sure to hop on over to their blogs (links are on the right sidebar) and then link up your creation back at the SPCC challenge blog! Cheers!

Color Challenge #54 at Picture Perfect Creations!

Can you believe that we are on challenge #54 over at Picture Perfect Creations?!? Wow! Seems like just yesterday I started as a DT for's been so much fun! This week's color combo is also very "FUN and CHEERY!" I hope you get some time to sit in your crafty space and join in with us this week.

As you read this, I will be having major surgery and will be home in a few days to start my recovery :) My bestie, Leanne, is at my house holding down the fort and my kids - keeping them in line for school and such LOL...ya right, who am I kidding?! They're probably enjoying chocolate cake for breakfast, having dance parties and watching movies! ha ha haha...just teasing - I trust Leanne with my life so I know she's handling things for me just fine *wink*

The sketch I used for this week's card is an old Mojo Monday one...I really had a LOT of fun making this card - I hope you enjoy it too!

Stamps: Stamping Bella; Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Melon Mambo DP; Ink: Versafine Black Onyx; Accessories: markers, clear EP, paper piercer, scallop circle punch, circle punches, martha border punch, black ribbon, pearls, word window punch, modern label punch, dimensionals, embossing folder

Please check out the rest of the DT's blogs - their links are on my right-hand sidebar. I know they have some wonderful, fun, BRIGHT creations for your inspiration! Link up your creation back at the PPC Challenge Blog so we can all leave you some lovin' too :) Happy stamping!

Stay tuned for another awesome color combo from Scrapmaster's Paradise.....

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Create a Birthday Card

Are you ready for another fun and exciting challenge from Totally Stampalicious? This week we are asking that you create a "BIRTHDAY CARD." You can never have too many birthday cards and I know myself, I am right out! This challenge came at the perfect time....I am using one of the new sets just released in March called Birthday Gus.... I totally agree with that sentiment..don't you?!? I love these stamps - they bring smiles to my face every time I use them :) Thanks for popping in today and be sure to link up your birthday creations HERE at the Totally Stampalicious challenge blog for us to leave you some love and your chance to be a guest designer! Happy stamping.....

Saturday, April 2, 2011

ColorLab Challenge #35

Good morning! I came across this "new-to-me" color challenge from My Create, Ink! called ColorLab and I had to give it a good friend, Leanne, and I are in our crafting ZONE's....and gettin inky....stay tuned for more fun!
Stamps: Punch Bunch; Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive DSP; Ink: none; Accessories: markers, elegant lines embossing folder, scallop circle punch, chocolate satin ribbon, eggplant button, corner rounder, crochet thread, pearls

Thanks for stopping in today on this overcast Saturday morning - we had snow here for a couple hours this morning but it has stopped (for now) LOL...enjoy your day - I'm off to find some more challenges to muck with! Happy stamping!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Colour Q Bliss

Good evening crafting PEEPS! My bestie, Leanne, is here and we are enjoying my craft room tonight :) I have had these colors out on my desk for 2 days now, along with my BLISS stamp set from Sale-a-Bration and I went in search of a sketch but came up empty handed. I did, however, come across a gorgeous card made by Jennifer Weide (click HERE) and I knew I *had* to CASE it with these beautiful colors from Colour Q :

Stamps: Bliss (Sale-a-Bration); Paper: Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White; Ink: Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Tulip border EF, ticket corner punch, sponge dauber, dimensionals, pearls, Kraft ribbon, oval punch, scallop oval punch
Thanks for popping in tonight....Leanne and I hope to have a few more creations before the weekend is over - stay tuned!