Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Chicks Rule" at 4 Crafty Chicks....

Are you ready for a wild and exciting challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks!? Well you should hop on over to the challenge BLOG and see what's shakin'! It's CRAZY EGG WEEK, so......there's a prize up for grabs from our wonderful Melissa!

Alright...are you dying to know what we chose for a challenge? Yep, you guessed it...STITCHING! I couldn't wait to color this girlie in and dig out my sewing machine...I have to confess - I am not "seasoned" with a sewing machine, so it's still a learning TOY for me :) I did one border with the zig-zag stitch, and really botched up a few areas, so I thought, "what the heck..if once around is good, more should be better, right?!" So, that's what I did and I think it turned out great! LOL...(wink)

Stamps: Kenny K, SP & Co; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Unknown DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Basic Black; Accessories: misc. flowers, martha leaf punch, black ribbon, brads, sewing machine, markers, oval punches, scallop oval punches, dimensionals, pop up glue dots, sponge dauber

I sure do hope you find some time to come and play with us Chicks! Please check out Melissa, Tamie and Leanne's blogs for more YUMMY inspiration with stitching, then link up your creation over at our Challenge Blog for your chance at Melissa's Crazy Egg Prize! Happy stitching!

Monday, June 27, 2011

SPCC #106 - Winter Wishes

Welcome back to another wonderful color challenge issued by Samantha over at Scrapmaster's Paradise! I know you all are probably gonna think I've totally cracked and gone looney, but these colors were shouting WINTER to me!! So...that's what I came up with - a winter scene from 2 different sets from SP & Co..

Stamps: Falling Snow, Ornamental Trees - SP & Co.; Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose; Ink: Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Momento Black; Accessories: acrylic blocks, scissors, gems, dimensionals

Thank you so much for stopping in today :) If you get a chance to get inky with us, we'd love to see what you come up with! Link your creation to the SPCC Challenge Blog HERE. Happy crafting!

PPC #63- Happy Wedding Day

Welcome back to another color challenge from Megan at Picture Perfect Creations. The palette this week is a bold, yet elegant combination for me. I thought of wedding right away so I dug out an old, old, OLD set (All Year Cheer) and got to work:

Stamps: All Year Cheer; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Poppy Parade, Poppy Parade DSP; Ink: Basic Grey; Accessories: scallop trim border trim, poppy parade ribbon, pearls, nesties, divine swirl EF, dimensionals

I hope you take some time to play along with us this week - we'd sure love to see what you create with our colors! Check out the rest of the design team's creations for more inspiration and link your card, scrapbook page, or 3D project HERE. Happy inking!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Canada Day from Totally Stampalicious!

Hello everyone! The challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week is to use RED/WHITE in celebration of Canada Day on Friday.....I couldn't wait to ink up this pair of "BFF's" for this challenge :) I found a simple, yet gorgeous sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping a while ago and decided it would fit the image PERFECTLY!

Be sure to hop on over to the Totally Stampalicious blog for more lovely inspiration from the rest of the Design Team! I cannot *wait* to see what all you come up with for this challenge...cheers and Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian PEEPS!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Clean and Simple at 4 Crafty Chicks....

Happy Thursday!

I am the "hostess-with-the-mostess" this week for 4 Crafty Chicks and I'm issuing a "CLEAN & SIMPLE" project with no more than 2, I already know what you're yelling at me..."your card has 3 layers, missy!" To this I am replying, "OH WELL!!!! That's as simple as I could get!" I am considering my sentiment layer ONE layer *giggle, snort* As you can tell, I have a very bad complex about CAS cards...that's why I issued this challenge! :) I can't wait to see what you oh-so-talented PEEPS come up with! Here's my card using an older CAS sketch:

I hope you do get a chance to get creative with us this week using our Clean & Simple challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks - we'd love to see what you make! Please check out the rest of the Design Team's blogs (on the right-hand sidebar) for more CAS inspiration! Ciao!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Color Dare #106 - CASE'ing Mary Brown

Good Wednesday morning everyone in Bloggerland :) Riley from the Color Dare has issued us a bright, cheery combo for our mid-week challenge: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Real Red.

I was snooping around on some blogs one night and came across Mary Brown's wonderful gallery of cards and I decided to CASE this card: CLICK HERE....

Isn't it super cute and simple!?! I really love the floral fusion flowers - it was easy, peesy to make and super quick! Gotta love that sometimes when we are in a hurry! Please be sure to hop on over to the Color Dare challenge blog to see the rest of the wonderful creations the rest of the Design Team created just for you...I hope you get some time to play with these gorgeous colors this week! Take care!

Monday, June 20, 2011

SPCC #105 - Make Mine a Double!

Hello PEEPS! Can you believe that Scrapmaster's Paradise is on its 105th color challenge?!? Where does the time go? I still remember when Samantha accepted me onto her Design was such an exciting day for me - and it STILL is so exciting at 105 challenges, to create a new project with her color combos each week! Thanks for playing along with us!

OK...onto the details of my card :) I decided to ink up one of my many Pure Innocence girls and colored her with these colors. My card was easily put together after that. I used an old sketch that Melissa Hubert used on one of her cards way back in the spring of 2010 :) Thanks for the inspiration, Melissa!

Stamps: Pure Innocence; Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, JillieBean Soup DSP; Ink: Versafine Black Onyx; Accessories: markers, nestabilities, dimensionals, perfect dots EF, pumpkin ribbon, scallop oval punch, oval punch

Thank you so much for stopping in today. Be sure to stop on over at the SPCC blog and see what other glorious projects the DT has created for your inspiration. Happy inking!

PPC Specialty Challenge #7 - Inspirational Picture

Happy Monday...are you ready for an exciting Specialty Challenge from Picture Perfect Creations?! Megan has given us this wonderful tea-time inspiration photo for this weeks can interpret this however you wish....I took the "tea" part of the photo and went in search of a 3-D project I could make for a friend. I found this wonderful tea-bag holder on Splitcoaststampers :)

Stamps: Morning Cup, Tart & Tangy; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, JillieBean DSP; Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie (background stamping), Chocolate Chip; Accessories: scor-pal, markers, nestabilities, pearls, word window punch, oval punch, modern label punch, choc taffeta ribbon, 1 1/4" circle punch, library clip, tea bags

Thank you for stopping in this morning - be sure to hop on back to the PPC Challenge Blog for more wonderful inspirational projects from the super talented Design Team. Be sure to link up your creation for all of us to show YOU some love! See you shortly for another YUMMY color combo from Scrapmaster's Paradise!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wedding Season at Totally Stampalicious...

Hello everyone! The girls over at Totally Stampalicous are saying it's WEDDING SEASON so they want to see "something new and something old" on your project! I used a new Scarlette stamp set and my border punch from Martha Stewart is old. Don'tchya just "luv" her BLING!? ACK! :)

Be sure to click HERE to see the rest of the Design Team's creations using this week's challenge. We are still looking for Guest don't forget to play along with our Old/New challenge - that's all you have to do :) Happy crafting!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Are Sending Get Well Wishes

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here .... 2 more days :) For this week's challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks, Tamie, has picked "Get Well Soon" as our theme this week. For my card I inked up Nurse Stella from Totally Stampalicious and added "Get Well Soon" at the bottom.

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

Please be sure to check out the other Chicks' blogs for more get well inspiration. Link your project back to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE.....have a super weekend!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Color Dare #105 - Remember When.....

Welcome back everyone! Are you ready for another wonderful color challenge from Riley over at Color Dare? I know you will love this's soft, pretty and looks fantabulous together! I put together my new stamp set called Word Play and got to work:

Stamps: Word Play; Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, various DSP; Ink: Elegant Eggplant; Accessories: Finial Press EF, Blushing Bride ribbon, nestabilities, top note die, birds & blooms sizzlit, little leaves sizzlit, dimensionals, pearls

Thank you so much for stopping in today :) Take some time to click on over to the Color Dare Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's work using this color palette. I know you will love 'em all! See you in the morning with another challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks....

Monday, June 13, 2011

SPCC #104 - Praying for You

Welcome back! Samantha has another interesting color combination for y'all this week! I must admit, I had some difficulty wrapping my crafting brain around these colors....but, I think in the end, I did "okay." I used my new Bouquet Triple punch from Stampin' Up! and let me say - they are nifty!

Stamps: Ultimate Sayings I (SP and Co); Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Soiree DP; Ink: Marina Mist; Accessories: Bouquet Floral Triple Punch, nestablitlies, finial press and perfect dots embossing folders, word window punch, modern label punch, pearls, dimensionals, martha leaf punch

I hope you take some time to join our challenge this week...I am very curious to see what creations you all come up with! Be sure to check out the rest of the DT work HERE and then link up yours. Happy stamping!

PPC #62 - Bright HELLO

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantabulous weekend and are ready for another bright, cheery and FUN color challenge from Picture Perfect Creations!! I enjoyed playing with these bright colors and I hope you will too!

Stamps: Hello Again; Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green DSP; Ink: Melon Mambo; Accessories: markers, razzleberry ribbon, martha border punch, pearls, dimensionals

Please be sure to click through the rest of the Design Team's blogs - links are on my right hand sidebar. They have come up with some AMAZING projects using this weeks color palette! Then, link up your project HERE so we can leave you some love! Happy stamping!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious!!

Hello, hello! Are you ready to get wild and crazy at Totally Stampalicious this week? The challenge is "Anything Goes" so that is open to interpretation - BIG TIME! I cannot *wait* see what kind of wonderful creations come out of this one!

My card was made using the hilarious stamp set, Sunshine Stella and papers from a MME paper pack called Mabel. I used an older sketch from Sketch Saturday....hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it :)

Please be sure to hop on over to the TS Challenge Blog HERE for more wonderful inspiration by the super talented Design Team...they're sure to knock your socks off! Happy stamping!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Makin' Flowers at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday! Did you happen to see what the challenge is this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks?!? It's a FUN one..."Make Your Own Flower!" fun is this week gonna be? I can't wait to see what fun, exciting flowers are created. I went in search of a new technique that I have not heard of to make my flower...I came across THIS VIDEO from Dawn Olchefske to make ribbon flowers out of satin ribbon. Make sure you check it out and give it a try - it's easy peesy!!! Here's the flower I made using the above mentioned technique:

Isn't that flower just GORJUSSSS!?! And seriously, like I said earlier, so easy to make! I will be making a lot more of these, I know that! For my card today I used a wonderful Verve Plain Jane sentiment along with embossing folders, bakers twine, nestabilities and bashful blue satin ribbon.

Please take some time to go and check out the other CHICKS' blogs for more floral inventions! I know they will knock your socks sure to play along with 4 Crafty Chicks this week - we would love to see what you create! Cheers!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gus is Celebrating with The Color Dare!

Hello again everyone! How's your week going? Mine has been crazy busy and it's only Wednesday! LOL...I hope you are ready for another fabulous Color Dare combination - Riley's given us a lovely one: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Cajun Craze. I knew "exactly" what I was going to do for this combination of "manly" up Gus from Totally Stampalicious...he fits the bill perfectly:

Stamps: Totally Stampalicious; Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, Baja Breeze DSP; Ink: Versafine Black Onyx; Accessories: markers, star punches, nestabilities, embossing folder, scallop trim punch, dimensionals, white brad

I sure do hope you get some time this week to play along with these great colors! Please pop on over to the Color Dare challenge blog HERE and check out the rest of the design team's wonderful work. I *know* they will inspire you :) Happy crafting!

Monday, June 6, 2011

SPCC #103 - I Love...

Welcome back to another wonderful color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise! I really enjoy these colors together and there were so many possibilities for this combo...spring flowers, ice cream, baby girl...etc., etc. I decided to use one of SP & Co. sets called "I Love Love" and I believe it turned out beeeyoootiful! Whatchya think?!?

Stamps: SP & Co.; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Jillibean Soup DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: SU baker's twine, nestabilities, scallop trim border punch, embossing folder, paper piercer, pearls, dimensionals

Please be sure to stop in at the rest of the SP Design Team by clicking HERE. I hope you get some time to sit and get crafty with us this week - these colors have endless possibilities and I cannot wait to see what you come up with! Cheers!

PPC - CC#61 "Hello"

Happy Monday everyone! Are you ready for another color challenge? Megan at Picture Perfect Creations has a beauty combo this week!! I hope you find some time to play along!!

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Hello Again; Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Certainly Celery; Ink: Cajun Craze; Accessories: markers, pearls, celery ribbon, embossing folders, circle punches, scallop circle punch, dimensionals

Be sure to check out the blogs from the rest of the Design Team. Their links are on the right-hand sidebar. They have some AWESOME creations for your inspiration! I hope you get some time this week to sit, craft and join us HERE at PPC! Happy stamping!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ribbon Trio at Totally Stampalicious

Hi everyone! How was your weekend? Was it a busy, crazy one ... or just a laid-back, chillaxin' type? Are you ready for another fun and exciting challenge from Totally Stampalicious? This week, the gals are requesting 3 RIBBONS on your card. I cheated a bit on my "Cafe Scarlett" card and used 2 bakers twine and a ribbon....I consider bakers twine part of the ribbon world, how about you?!? :)

Please take some time and join us this week for your chance to become a guest designer at Totally Stampalicious - all you have to do is play!! EASY, PEESY! Stay tuned for your next installment from Picture Perfect Creations....

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Anniversary at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Are you ready for another challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks? This week, our hostess-with-the-mostess is none other than our wonderful LEANNE! She has given us an Anniversary challenge this week... that means you can make a scrapbook layout, card, 3D project, whatever your heart desires! For my card this week, I decided to go to the "old favorite colors" of Black, Cobbler and Vanilla...they look SO rich together...hope you like it :) Leanne and I both were married to our wonderful husbands in the month of June, so it's a fitting challenge! My DH, Quintin, and I are celebrating our 17th :) Have fun!

Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Something to Celebrate; Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: scallop trim border punch, heart punch, heart embosslit, dimensionals, black ribbon, vanilla ribbon, hemp twine, swirls embossing folder

The other Chicks sure made some incredible Anniversary creations for your crafting inspiration this week:

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

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you get some time to sit and get crafty with us Chicks...happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Color Dare #103

Happy Wednesday PEEPS!! Are you ready for a mid-week challenge? Riley over at The Color Dare has outdone herself this week with this YUMMY color palette....Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzazz.

I had so much fun cyber crafting with Leanne one night a few weeks ago and I came up with this beauty:

Stamps: Best Yet; Paper: Very Vanilla, Choc Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip: Accessories: XL Bird Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 5/8" chocolate ribbon, paper piercer, nestabilities, Square Lattice embossing folder, pearls, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and be sure to take some time to get crafty with us this week. Link your creation HERE! Happy crafting!