Monday, May 30, 2011

SPCC #102 - Butterfly Easel Card

Welcome back! Yep, it's that time again...Samantha has given us this awesome color combo to work with...I came across a very different type of "greeting card" (here's a link to the tutorial I watched - click HERE) I just altered mine how I liked it :) They are super doooper easy and so cute!

...another great way to use your Bigz Butterfly die :) The possibilities/colors/textures are ENDLESS! :)

Stamps: Ultimate Sentiments I; Paper: River Rock, Cherry Cobbler; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, River Rock; Accessories: sponge daubers, butterflies Bigz die, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, scor-pal, vanilla flower

Please be sure to check out what all the rest of the Diva's have whipped up for you today - their links are on the right-hand sidebar :) Have a super Monday and don't forget to link up your creation back at the SPCC Challenge blog...happy crafting!

Picture Perfect Color Challenge #60

Happy Monday! I hope all of you had a relaxing, enjoyable weekend....the crunch is on for the kids and I to get their schooling all caught up and submitted to their teachers as final day is June 3rd. Closing in fast....I do believe we will ALL be looking forward to it being done..*wink*

I made another Mother's Day card using these colors (I made all these last month - working ahead *yay*) and the colors really, really worked well for my card and the elements I used (however, I do need to let you know that I didn't have eggplant, so I used concord crush). I decided I have to start using my Bigz dies and sizzlits more often ... so here's one:

Stamps: Well Scripted; Paper: Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pear Pizzazz DP; Ink: Concord Crush; Accessories: Blossom Party die, scallop trim border punch, concord ribbon, dimensionals, pearls

Please be sure to check out the rest of the PPC Design Team for more inspiration...the links are on the right...stay tuned for another color challenge from SPCC! Ciao!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Goin' 3-D at Totally Stampalicious....

Hello everyone! Can you believe another month of challenges has gone by at Totally Stampalicious?! W-O-W! Time is almost out and summer will be here soon (at least one can only hope, right?!) This week's challenge is a super-dooper fun one...going 3-D! We want to see a box or 3-D project of some kind this week....

I decided to make a birthday treat bag using the Bag with Scallops Bigz Die from Stampin' Up! and colored up my Bugaboo Birthday Brat...hope you enjoy him...he was fun to make!

Please be sure to hop on over to the Totally Stampalicious blog to see what the other members of the design team created for will be blown away - I guarantee it! Cheers!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Get Colorful...

Happy Thursday! I am the hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and for my challenge this week, I am giving out a COLOR challenge.....

...a nice, bright, CHEERY color challenge ta boot! :) Don't these colors just SCREAM "Spring?" I thought so....I used a new stamp from the new Summer Mini called Hello Blossoms....hope you like it! I saw a slightly different version of this card at Gretchen Barron's HERE....

Stamps: Hello Blossoms; Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz; Ink: none; Accesories: markers, scallop border punch, embossing folders, white ribbon, button, cotton thread, pom-pom ribbon, dimensionals

Please be sure to check out the wonderful creations that Leanne, Melissa and Tamie all made for you showcasing this color combo. Their links are on my right-hand sidebar. Hang in there...a couple more days until the weekend! :) Happy stamping!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Color Dare #102 - Congratulations!

Happy HUMP Day PEEPS! Welcome back to another challenge at The Color Dare! This week's colors are bright, cheery and go so very well together! Riley has issued this challenge: Concord Crush, So Saffron, and a neutral of your choice (I chose Whisper White).

I am trying REALLLL hard to dig into all my "older" SU sets and get them inky again...they are feeling so neglected! LOL...Eastern Blooms has been one of my fav's for a long time so I thought I'd bring it back out into the crafting spotlight.....

Stamps: Well Scripted, Eastern Blooms; Paper: So Saffron, Concord Crush, Whisper White; Ink: Concord Crush; Accessories: Top Note die, concord ribbon, marker, pearls, perfect dots embossing folder

Please hop on over to my right-hand sidebar and check out the rest of the Design Team's blogs for more wonderful inspiration using this week's colors. Be sure to link up your creation back at the Color Dare challenge blog for us to leave you some luvin' :) Happy stamping!

Monday, May 23, 2011

SPCC #101 - Happy Father's Day!

Welcome back! Isn't this color combo that Samantha has given us AWESOME?! It was screamin' MALE to me so I figured I would get some Father's Day cards done....hope you enjoy it!

Stamps: Motorcycle, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Naturals White; Ink: Momento Black, Early Espresso; Accessories: star punches, brad, embossing folders, bashful marker, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in this morning and be sure to check out the rest of the Diva's blogs for more yummy, delicious inspiration and then go and link up your creation at the SPCC Challenge blog so we can offer you some love! Happy stamping!

PPC #59 - Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? For us Canadians, it's a long weekend and a lot of people are out for the first camping session of the year. With all the out-of-control forest fires happening in Alberta right now, there is a province-wide fire ban, so not many fires will happen while camping but fun can still be had! We got some glorious rain last night and supposed to continue today - so I'm celebrating that my garden is in and I can sit and craft all day! Yay!

Are you ready for a color challenge to get your MOJO flowin' again? Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations has issued a gorgeous my opinion anyways! :) This card is another Mother's Day card that I did up last month when I was working ahead on all my design team work....I decided to emboss the stamped image to give it that extra special touch...

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Old Olive DSP; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: markers, perfect dots and lattice EF, scallop punch, oval scallop punch, olive ribbon, scallop trim border punch, pearls, dimensionals

Please check out the rest of the PPC Design Team to see more yummy creations using this color combination...their links are on the right. Take care and see you shortly for another SPCC color challenge....

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Favorite Bugaboo...

The challenge this week at Totally Stampalicious is to showcase our "Favorite Bugaboo." I had a hard time choosing only ONE...they are ALL cute! The card I made is using the girlie from the Sweet Birthday Kids stamp set....I like using bright, cheery colors for this stamp...isn't that what birthdays are all about?!

Stamps: Birthday Kids; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, JillieBean Soup DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: perfect dots EF, circle punches, paper piercer, real red ribbon, dimensionals, markers

Be sure to head on over to the Totally Stampalicious BLOG to check out the rest of the "favorites" from the design team. Then, link your creation back to the challenge site so we can leave you some luvin'...happy stamping!!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Release at Totally Stampalicious!!


It's time for another FUN and FABULOUS release from Totally Stampalicious and we are so excited to share the latest selections from our Bugaboo Line by the ever-impressive artist, Jodie Mackerell of Bugaboo Digi Stamps!

If you have arrived from Julie's BLOG, then you are on the right track!!!

ALL FOUR NEW STAMP SETS are available NOW at Totally Stampalicious! As always we have some PRIZES that we want to give away to a few of our lucky Hoppers so be sure to comment on ALL of the DT's blogs for your chance to WIN one of these AWESOME treats!!

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

And here is the complete list of blogs in case you get lost along the way:

Totally Stampalicious
Lynda - Stamp Act
Stacy - Twinshappy
Joanne - The Inky Ocean Gazer
Joycelyn - Stamps 'n' Coffee
Becky - Stampin' For Fun
Laurie - On the Bright Side
Julie - Julie Makes Cards
Lori - Inkingly Yours (YOU ARE HERE)
Monique - For The Love of Paper
Cindy - Cindy Haffner's Corner
Sue - Coffeestamper on SCS

I made cards using all 4 stamp sets this month....I know I say this each release, but they were SO FUN to ink up, color and create with and I had some good laughs along the way from the awesome, witty, and sometimes down right HILARIOUS sentiments that come along with some of these sets!!! ENJOY!!!

For this card, I used the set called Violet I know violets are supposed to be BLUE, but I stepped out of the box and made them orange! :) You can color these flowers any color you want to - RIGHT?!? Isn't she adorable?! And that sentiment is so true....

HA HA, anyone who really knows me, KNOWS that this sentiment is soooo ME! I love rodeos for one reason, and one reason only....the COWBOY BUTTS!! HAHAHHAHA....No, just kidding, I *do* enjoy rodeos A LOT, but I say it all the time .... "Look at those Wranglers!" so I had a lot of fun inking up this Cowgirl Dottie!!!

"WTF Gus" offers up a few chuckles too with this stamp set! Would make some awesome "male cards" for anyone in your life working the daily grind.....

This summery card was made using Daisy Scarlette. She's so cute! I love her dress - you could make this into any color combination you want! And it comes with some very cute sayings about friends, gardening and flowers!

Thank you so much for "hopping" with us off you go to Monique's BLOG for your next installment of goodies...are you ready?! I *know* she's gonna knock your socks off! Ciao!

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #38 - BRADS

Welcome back to another challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks! This week Tamie is our hostess and she is challenging you to use your BRADS on your projects this week. I decided to go through my Sizzlits and came across the Floral Fusion one. They help make a quick, easy card.

Stamps: Full of Life; Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Rose Red, Night of Navy DSP; Ink: Night of Navy; Accessories: Floral Fusion Sizzlit, XL Bird Punch (stem), scallop edge punch, white brads, pear pizzazz ribbon, dimensionals

Please be sure to check out the creations that the other Chicks made for your inspirational pleasure:

Leanne - Banking on Crafts
Melissa - My Paper Obsession
Tamie - Paper Infusions and More

Link your creation using BRADS back at the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog before Tuesday, May 24th. Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Color Dare #101 - Wonderful Mother

Welcome back to another wonderful color challenge from The Color Dare! This week, Riley has a pretty combination for you: Regal Rose, Old Olive and Early Espresso. This is a Mother's Day card that I made and I loved, loved, loved using my new stamp set, Flower Fest, for this card! I hope you enjoy it too...

Stamps: Flower Fest, Well Scripted; Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Old Olive; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: large flower punch, espresso ribbon, perfect dots embossing folder, dimensionals, pearls

Thanks for stopping in this morning! Check out the rest of the Design Team's work by clicking on their blogs on my right-hand sidebar :) They have some delicious creations for you to drool over - you will be totally inpsired! I hope you have some time to get inky with us this week. See you tomorrow morning for another 4 Crafty Chicks challenge!

Monday, May 16, 2011

SPCC #100 - Ornamental Trees

Welcome back! If you are looking for my PPC post, please scroll down :) This week Samantha at SPCC is offering a bright, bold color palette. I have to admit, I took out my papers for this combo and it sat on my desk for pretty much the whole day before the bright light came on upstairs and I decided to make a CHRISTMAS card :) Yep, that's right! I know that we are just now getting nice temperatures and that Spring is here, but I really was lured to the Ornamental Trees set....and they haven't seen ink yet *shame, shame!* Here ya go:

Stamps: Ornamental Trees, Mix 'n Match: Basics; Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette; Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point; Accessories: snowflakes embossing folder, razzleberry ribbon, dimensionals, scallop edge punch, pearls

Please be sure to check out the Diva's blogs (links are on my right-hand sidebar) for more inspiration using these colors. I can't wait to see what you come up with...will it be Christmas?!?Happy stamping...

Gettin' Sketchy at PPC!

Good Monday morning! :) This week at Picture Perfect Creations, we are offering up a SKETCH challenge. Megan created this beautiful CAS sketch for us and I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Stamps: Artistic Etchings; Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Newsprint DSP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: scallop circle punch, sponge dauber, black ribbon, 3-flower punch, silver brad, vintage wallpaper EF, pearls

Check out the rest of the Design Team and their wonderful creations using this week's sketch. The links to their blogs are on the right-hand side of my blog :) Link up your project back at the PPC Challenge blog so we can leave you some love. Stay tuned for another installment from SPCC.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Color Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for another "exciting" challenge from Totally Stampalicious? The girls are giving us a color challenge with a twist...we are to use Black, White and WOW! The "wow" being ONE OTHER COLOR - your choice.

I chose Tempting Turquoise as my WOW color. I totally LOVE it with black and white...I hope you do too....

Stamps: Totally Stampalicious; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: divine swirls embossing folder (to match her dress), markers, bling (ring), pearls, bakers twine, black ribbon, martha border punch, flowers, dimensionals

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team made for this exciting on their names in my right-hand sidebar to take you to their blogs...and be sure to leave them some love! Link up YOUR creation HERE using this combo and you could be the next Guest Designer at Totally Stampalicious! Good luck and have fun!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thank You, Stamping Royalty!!

Good morning everyone! Gosh it is sooo windy here AGAIN in central Alberta. I sure do hope that this is not a sign of how our whole spring/summer will be. ARG...the wind sure grates on my nerves after a while....

BUT...on a much lighter note....I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the gals over at STAMPING ROYALTY for picking me as a GODDESS last week for THIS card! Thanks so much ladies - your color combo this week was definitely challenging and I enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone to put all 4 of those colors together!

If you get a chance to play along at Stamping Royalty, please do so - they have a wonderful "Let's Celebrate Mom" challenge up this week! Happy crafting!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Spring Fever at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday! Today's challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks is being brought to you by Melissa and she is challenging you to a SPRING-themed project this week! It can be a card, scrapbook page, 3-D project, etc. The possibilities are endless....

For my card, I chose to ink up an old Flourishes stamp called Violets as it always reminds me of Spring when I see new flowers coming up :)

Stamps: Violets (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Blushing Bride, SU! DSP; Ink: Momento Black; Accessories: markers, martha border punch, nestabilities, pearls, organza ribbon, perfect dots embossing folder, dimensionals

I sure hope you find some time to sit and be crafty along with us this week - we can't wait to see what you create using our SPRING theme! Ciao!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Exciting News at The Color Dare!!!

Happy HUMP Day crafting PEEPS! I am soooo excited to make this post this morning!!! Riley from The Color Dare has invited me to be a part of her awesomely talented design team!!! WAHOOOO! I am so excited to be a part of such a great team.....thanks again Riley! I cannot wait to get crafty along side all these fabby girls!

Our color challenge this week is Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand and Rose Red.

Stamps: Butterfly Prints; Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Baja Breeze DSP; Ink: Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze; Accessories: butterfly punch, button, rose red seam binding, scallop oval punch, sponge dauber, scallop trim border punch, crochet thread, dimensionals, pearls

Please check out the other design team members' blogs for more wonderful inspiration using this week's colors. Their links are on the right sidebar. Thanks again for stopping in and we'll see you bright and early tomorrow morning for another 4 Crafty Chicks challenge :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

SPCC #99 - Thanks a Bunch!

Welcome back! This week, Samantha is offering a very "spring-y" color combo for y'all to try. I must admit, I just couldn't wrap my brain around a card with just those 3 colors alone, so I added black....and I LOVE it!

Stamps: Flourishee, Mini Card Creations II - SP & Co; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Certainly Celery and Daffodil Delight DSP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: black ribbon, circle punches, scallop circle punch, paper piercer, pearls, perfect dots embossing folder, dimensionals

Pop on over to the rest of the Diva's and check out their blogs for some more wonderful inspiration...their links are in the right-hand sidebar. Can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy stamping :)

PPC-CC#58 - Live with Passion

Happy Monday :) Welcome to another challenge from Picture Perfect Creations! Make a card, 3-D project, scrapbook page or anything else "crafty" using these colors and link it back to the PPC Challenge Blog for us to leave you some love! These colors are so warm and inviting - I cannot *wait* to see what you come up with.....I decided to use markers and color up some coneflowers :)

Stamps: Inspired by Nature; Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip markers, choc ribbon, button, cotton thread, pearls, dimensionals, sponge dauber

Please check out the rest of the design team blogs for more wonderful inspiration using this week's color palette! Happy stamping!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Totally Stampalicious is goin' Buggy!

Welcome to another week at Totally Stampalicious! This week our challenge for you is "BUGS." We want to see a bug(s) on your card or project...I decided to ink up one of the new brats, Ava Flowers and add some more butterflies to her card. I hope you enjoy her!

Stamps: Ava Flowers (TS); Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, MME DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: markers, choc ribbon, pearls, word window punch, modern label punch, dimensionals, butterfly punch

Be sure to hop on over to the rest of the design teams blogs for more "buggy" inspiration and then link your creation at the TS Challenge could be our next guest designer! All you have to do is PLAY! See you soon for another PPC and SPCC challenge. Stay tuned....

Saturday 3-in-1

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all got spoiled and pampered today :) My family worked along with our 4H group to prepare and serve brunch for the members of our community - the kids did a super job and everyone said the meal was fantastic! :)

Yesterday I sat in my craft room and got inky with some new products that came in my mailbox last week :) I got some new Verve-a-liciousness and Stampin' Up! goodies :) YIPEEE!!! Here's my 3-in-1 combo....

Color Combo from Stampin' Royalty:

Sketch challenge from Sketch Saturday:

...and Crazy 4 Challenges is issuing a "flower" it qualifies there too....enjoy!

Stamps: Verve; Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Wild Wasabi and Rich Razzleberry DSP; Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Wild Wasabi; Accessories: Verve dies, library clips, nestabilities, pearl, real red ribbon, dimensionals, marker, white pen,

I hope you all have had an enjoyable Sunday....see you shortly for another exciting challenge from Totally Stampalicious!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

WIN a Custom Blog Design from LEELOU BLOGS!!!

How would you like your blog to have a makeover?! Well, here's you chance!! Julie from LeeLou Blogs is giving away a custom blog design to one lucky winner in conjunction with Green Jello with Carrots.....CLICK HERE for the juicy details!!

Good luck!!!

Recipe Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday! The challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week is being hosted by our wonderful Leanne! She has issued a "RECIPE" challenge of 1 button, 2 ribbons, and 3 designer papers. FUN! It just so happens that I had papers, die cuts and rub-on's in a card kit from Bo Bunny and I decided to use some up and make a card with them....hope you enjoy it!

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

Melissa - My Paper Obsession
Leanne - Banking on Crafts
Tamie - Paper Infusions and More

Leave your creation using the above recipe at the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE so we can leave you some love! Thanks for joining us!

Monday, May 2, 2011

SPCC #98

Welcome back to another color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise! These colors are some of my ultimate FAV's and I think they look fantastic together. I cannot wait to see what gorgeous projects you all come up with :) I decided to dig through my Verve stash and ink up a stamp I have not used yet...*bad me* I hope you like it...

Stamps: Verve; Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, MME DP; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: nestabilities, paper piercer, dimensionals, choc ribbon, pearls

Be sure to click on over to all the other Diva's blogs for more delicious creations using this week's color combo! We would love to have you play along with us, so find some time to get crafty and link up your creation back at the SPCC challenge blog so we can leave you some luvin's....ciao!

Picture Perfect Creations Challenge #57

Happy Monday! I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend....are you ready for another challenge from Picture Perfect Creations? Megan has a bright, cheery color combo this week that was screamin' baby girl to me...I hope you get some time to get inky with us this week :)

Stamps: Baby Steps; Paper: Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette; Ink: none; Accessories: markers, paper piercer, finial press and perfect dots EF's, flowers, pearls, melon pom-pom trim, dimensionals

I totally *love* that pom-pom trim from SU! I sure hope they offer more colors :)

Be sure to link your creation at the PPC Challenge Blog by next Monday :) I can't wait to see what you come up with using these pretty colors...happy creating!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"In With the Old" at Totally Stampalicious!

It's time for another exciting challenge at Totally Stampalicious - you up for it?! This week our challenge is "In With the Old." We want you go dig deep into your stash of stamps and create a project with a stamp set you haven't used in at least 6 months!

I decided to dig out one of my originals from TS called "Coffee Brawd" and ink her's been TOO LONG since I've used her! Can't wait to see what you all come up with :) Happy stamping!

Stamps: Coffee Brawd (TS); Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Basic Grey "Olivia" DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Early Espresso; Accessories: sponge dauber, markers, pearls, early espresso ribbon, finial press embossing folder, dimensionals, label punch, button, bakers twine, glue dots

Thanks for stopping in! Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's wonderful work (links are in my right-hand sidebar). Ciao!

Sunday Afternoon Fun....

Good afternoon! I decided to have a little fun and "cyber craft" with Leanne this afternoon. I went in search of a color and sketch combo and this is what I came up with from Color Throwdown and The Sweetest Thing:

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

I just received set the other day in my order...I really love it! It's called Just Believe from Stampin' Up!....

Thanks for stopping in this afternoon and I hope you are receiving sunshine and warm temps wherever you may be...Enjoy the rest of your weekend...I know I'm going to :)

Summer Mini is LIVE!!

WAHOOOO! It's finally live! This little catty is chalk-full of gorgeous new stamp sets, papers and embellishments for you to use on all your crafting projects! Click HERE to view the catalog if you have not already received one in the mail....happy shopping! :)

May is.....National Scrapbook Month!

Stampin' Up! has something for everyone during the month of May...It's NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK MONTH and they are offering you 30% off select scrapbooking stamp sets: get 30% off a wide variety of scrapbooking products:

Click HERE for more information!