Sunday, July 31, 2011

Just Chillin' at Totally Stampalicious!

Hello again! The gang at Totally Stampalicious are all cooling off this week with our challenge of "FROZEN TREATS." We want to see some sort of frozen treat or goodie on your project! For my card this week, I decided to use one of our new releases called Poppi Penguins! There are 2 penguins and 3 sentiments and it is such a CUTE set!! I had a lot of fun coloring up this cutie!

Please hop on over to the Totally Stampalicious challenge blog HERE for more "YUMMY" inspiration and to link up your creation :) Can't wait to see what you come up with!! Cheers!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Summer Releases at Totally Stampalicious!!

Good evening!!! You've reached the 9th STOP of the July Release BLOG HOP!
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!

This month we are shaking things up and we have also added a new artist to our Totally Stampalicious family! Please give a warm welcome to Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps!

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

For this release, I did a "few" cards LOL...all the stamp sets were so fun to create with! Every release gets better and better! Be sure to grab yours tonight!

This card is made with the new set from Sylvia called Friendly Dexter:

This cutie patootie comes in a set with 2 penguin images and 3 sentiments and it's called Poppi Penguins:

I had a lot of fun creating this card using Hippie Dottie:

Ha Ha...and who would not love this Nurse Margaret?!? The sentiments in this set are HILARIOUS!!!!

...and my last card was made using another set from Sylvia, called Lady Jane

Now in case you get lost along the way here is the complete blog hop line up!

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
Monique - For The Love of Paper
Cindy - Cindy Haffner's Corner
Sue - Coffeestamper on SCS

Thanks for stopping by and now you are on to Monique's BLOG for some more wonderful blog hop goodness! Please be sure to comment on every DT's blog for your chance to win, win, win!!! Good luck and happy hopping!!!

Gettin' My Bling On With 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday everyone! I sure hope you are having a great week so far! The challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks has been issued by yours truly, and I am wanting you to "Get Your Bling On!" Yep, show us the bling!

I was scopin' out Splitcoaststampers one afternoon and I came across THIS card...I found it very striking and I wanted to CASE it using my new BLING from Spellbinders!!! I hope you like it :)

Stamps: Aviary, Swirls & Curls Verses; Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: embossing folder, nestabilities, spellbinders bling, espresso ribbon, dimensionals, pearls

Check out what the other girls made for this "sparkly" challenge:Link
Leanne - Banking on Crafts
Melissa - My Paper Obsession
Tamie - Paper Infusions and More

Please join us this week for this exciting challenge. Link your card HERE! Thanks and happy creating! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Sneak Peeks - Day #2

Welcome back to another "sneak peek" at another new set coming from Totally Stampalicious this Thursday, July 28th. This cutie is part of a set called "Poppi Penguins" which has 2 penguin images and 3 sentiments.

I had so much fun with this image...the papers I found were perfect for a "summery" ice cream day! You can get this cutie-patootie set come Thursday after our July Release Blog Hop starting at 9 p.m. EST at the Totally Stampalicious BLOG.....please join us in the hop for your chance at some wicked prizes! See you there!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

SPCC #110 - You Are My Sunshine

Welcome back! This wonderful, cheery, happy color combo that Samantha has issued for this week at Scrapmaster's Paradise was one that came together fairly quickly for me. I was with a few of my "besties" a couple weekends ago and we got together for a crafting frenzy weekend. This was one of the cards I made there and I think besides the coloring of the cute little girl, the card came together very quickly! This soft, subtle color combo was very easy to create with - thanks Samantha!

Stamps: CC Designs; Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, So Saffron; Ink: Momento Black, Perfect Plum; Accessories: nestabilities, embossing folder, flowers, martha leaf punch, dimensionals, markers, pearls, scallop edge trim punch, celery ribbon

Please take some time to head on over to the SPCC site and check out all the other gorgeous creations our design team has created for your inspiration! Then, we'd love to see what YOU create with these colors - link up your project at the SPCC site and we will come visit your blog and leave you some love :) Happy crafting!

Picture Perfect Creations Challenge #66

Good Monday morning to all of you out there in crafty blogland :) I hope you had a restful, relaxing weekend and are ready to come craft with PPC this week...Megan's color palette this week is a gorgeous one - just my opinion! I am definitely going to use this color combo more often as there are so many possibilities you could use it for. Men cards, flower cards, nature cards, you name it! Here's what I did:

I decided to ink up the butterfly from the new-to-me set called Strength and Hope. I used dimensionals to "pop" the butterfly up. The navy background was embossed with my perfect dots embossing folder. The border punch is a Martha Stewart and the final touch was the ribbon and button :)

Please take some time this week to create something using these wonderful colors. For more gorgeous inspiration from PPC's Design Team, click HERE. Happy crafting!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious PLUS a Bonus *Sneak Peek*.

Hello, hello! Have I got a surprise for you!! Totally Stampalicious is issuing an "Anything Goes" challenge for this week and it just so happens that my card is a "sneak peek" of one of our newest sets - Friendly Dexter, being released on Thursday, July 28th at our July Release Blog Hop :) Isn't he just adorable!? Sylvia Zet is the artistic talent behind Dexter and her digi stamp site can be found at

We will be showing you 3 new sets (one each day: Mon, Tues, Wed) on the Totally Stampalicious blog HERE so be sure to check back daily - and then, be sure to join us for our July Release Blog Hop, Thursday, July 28th at p.m. EST as we reveal all 6 sets being released and you will also have the chance to win some prizes! Yep, you heard right! PRIZES! :) Whoop, Whoop!

Alright, here is my "Anything Goes" submission with the all-new Friendly Dexter:

Stamps: Friendly Dexter; Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum; Ink: Momento Black, Perfect Plum; Accessories: nestabilties, stripes embossing folder, pearls, dimensions, markers, sponge dauber, crystal gems

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to check out all the other Design Team's wonderful creations with Dexter - click HERE. See you tomorrow with another sneaky peeky!!! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wedding Bells at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday! One more day and the weekend is here! Any big plans? Not sure what we have going on - maybe some beach time somewhere?

Our hostess-with-the-mostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks is Tamie this week and she's bringing you a "Wedding" challenge! It took me a while to come up with my card for this challenge. Normally, I would do an elegant, soft card but this time around, I decided to crack open my Love Birds Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired) and make a fun, cute card. I hope you enjoy these two love birds:

Click HERE to check out what the rest of the Chicks made for our challenge this week. Be sure to link your 3D project, scrapbook page, card or other craft project at the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog....happy crafting!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Scrapmaster's Paradise #109 - Rain Boots

Welcome back! This week's color combo for Scrapmaster's Paradise was a wee bit challenging for me - just in the fact that the colors are all very light. I decided to make a very CAS card using this palette and I think it turned out pretty good! :)

Stamps: Rain Boots; Paper: Whisper White, River Rock, Bashful Blue, Bashful Blue DSP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: dots embossing folder, bashful ribbon, scissors, dimensionals

I sure hope you get a chance to play along with us this week! We sure appreciate you all taking the time to sit and get crafty with us! If you want more inspiration using these colors, hop on over to the SPCC blog HERE and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations :) Thanks and happy crafting :)

Totally Stampalicious meets Picture Perfect Creations

Happy Monday everyone! I have a 2-in-1 card for you this morning! The challenge over at Totally Stampalicious is at least one button and one bow and the challenge over at Picture Perfect Creations is to use 2 ribbons and 3 buttons! So....I made one card using them both :) I sure hope you get a chance to play this week - with BOTH of these great challenge sites!

Stamps: Totally Stampalicious; Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie; MME DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Poppy Parade; Accessories: Verve dies, buttons, baker's twine, markers, dimensionals, scallop trim punch

If you need more inspiration for either of these 2 challenges be sure to check out each challenge blog (Totally Stampalicious HERE and Picture Perfect Creations HERE). Be sure to enter your card, scrapbook page or 3D project today! Happy crafting :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bugaboo "Christmas in July" BLOG HOP!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You have reached the 15th stop of the Bugaboo Christmas in July Blog Hop and I hope that means you arrived from Cammy's blog, Pink Room Therapy! Bugaboo has put together a week-long celebration you will not want to miss out on and they have asked the Design Team from Totally Stampalicious to join in on the fun! Thanks so much, Tammy, for the privilege to be a part of it! :)

For my card, I decided to use Stella (Calendar Months - November) and try a more non-traditional color combo of Concord Crush, Basic Gray and Blushing Bride.

Now you need to head on over to Jackie's blog, Stamping Sister ... Make sure you leave comments at each stop because each Design Team member will be giving away the image they used for the hop and of course there are many more to be earned along the way!! If you get lost along the way, head over to the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog and start from the beginning! Good luck and happy hopping! :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bold and Bright at 4 Crafty Chicks...

Happy Thursday! I hope you're ready to get inky with a scrumptious color challenge! Melissa, our Hostess-With-Da-Mostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks, is bringing you this bold and bright color combo to get your craft on with :) I wanted a bold, dramatic card and I think I accomplished that on this one. I've seen this stamp on so many cards from Lesley at Always Playing with Paper, and I've been meaning to dig it out - thanks Lesley for all the inspiration!!! :)

I also used one of Mojo Monday's sketches from a couple weeks ago as my "jumping off" point:

Stamps: All Holidays (retiring); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise, Jillybean Soup DSP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: nestabilities, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, pearls, black taffeta ribbon, flowers, brads, dimensionals

Please check out the other Chicks' blogs for more gorgeous creations using Melissa's color palette:

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

Take some time to get inky with us this week and be sure to link your creation at the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog before midnight (MST) on Tuesday, July 19th....I can't wait to see what you all create....

Monday, July 11, 2011

SPCC #108 - Very Thankful

Welcome back! Samantha over at Scrapmaster's gave us this rich, warm, bold color combo to work with and I must say, this card came together in about 10 minutes! I had no troubles "seeing the vision" I wanted for these colors...Flourishee is my favorite stamp set from SP and Co. and I *had* to use it with these bold colors!

Stamps: Flourishee, Ultimate Sentiments I; Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun DSP; Ink: Cajun Craze; Accessories: scallop edge, word window and modern label punches, very vanilla 1/8" ribbon, pearls

Please take some time to check out the rest of the GORJUSS creations made for you by the SP Divas - click HERE. Be sure to upload your creation using these wonderful colors HERE before Monday, July 18th! Happy crafting!!!

PPC - CC#65 Cute Shower Card

Good Monday morning, crafty PEEPS out there in blogland :) I hope you had a fantastic weekend! I did!! Guess what?!? I got both my kids packed up and off to camp yesterday! Yep, you got it - I am ALONE for a whole week! *insert large grin here* Now, please don't get me wrong, I love my kiddos to smitherines....however, I am the type of person who needs a break from people every now and then. And...they've been with me every day (except the odd weekend here and there) for two whole years being homeschooled! I have been looking forward to this camp week for a while now...Whatever shall I do with myself?!?! CRAFT, you say?! I think so! *giggle, snort!*

OK, enough about me - as you can see from the above picture, Megan, over at Picture Perfect Creations has given us an interesting color palette to work with this week. I struggled a little bit trying to decide what image to use for it and a while back, Tamie and I were at her local scrapbook store and found this cutie patootie La-La-Land Crafts moo-cow! Isn't she adorable?! I had a great day coloring her with Tamie in her craft room - thanks, friend!

Stamps: LaLa Land Crafts, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Regal Rose, River Rock DSP; Ink: Momento Black; Accessories: black satin ribbon, scallop edge punch, word window punch, modern label punch, nestabilities, dimensionals, markers, pearls, dots embossing folder

Click HERE to take a look-see at what the rest of the Design Team has created using this color combo. Be sure to link up your 3D project, scrapbook page or card HERE for us to leave you some lovin' :) Happy creating....I'm off to brew some coffee, light some candles, crank my tunes and start my week of kid-free living! Whoop! Whoop!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

No Squares or Rectangles at Totally Stampalicious!

Hello, hello again! Are you ready for a cool and funky challenge from Totally Stampalicious?!? First, I have some super dooper exciting news!!! The gang over at Totally Stampalicious has been invited to be a part of a Christmas in July BLOG HOP with Bugaboo Digi Stamps, starting Saturday, July 16th at 7 a.m. EST!!!

Totally Stampalicious is teaming up with all the talent over at Bugaboo and there's going to be AWESOME prizes and some amazing eye candy, so be sure to mark the date on your calendar!

This week the challenge over at Totally Stampalicious is "Anything but a Square or Rectangle Card." I decided to give the circle easel cards a try and it's very, very easy! I made this card for a very special friend of mine, Leanne....she is one of the 3 Chicks that make up 4 Crafty Chicks and she hosted a "4 Crafty Chicks Crafty Retreat" at her house a few weeks a go and man 0h man - does she know how to HOSTESS! So, this card was for her....hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it for her....

..a close up of the flowers.... more angle of the card....

Stamps: Stampalicious Scarlette, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Real Read, Unknown DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Early Espresso; Accessories: markers, nestabilities, big shot, pearls, oval punches, scallop oval punch, flowers, glue dots

Be sure to play along with us - link up your card HERE! I can't wait to see what you come up with for this interesting challenge! Cheers!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sketch Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday! This week Leanne is our hostess-with-the-mostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks and she is giving us all an awesome SKETCH challenge! I cracked out some new goodies from the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog and got to work:

I used the new Pennant Parade stamp set, Pennant Punch and Just Add Cake DSP from the new catty and it was a fun time creating with them all! I hope you all have time to sit and use Leanne's sketch to create something wonderful this week! Be sure to check out the other Chicks' blogs - links are on the right hand side of my blog. Then, please link your card, scrapbook page or 3D item HERE.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Color Dare #107 - Happy Graduation!

Happy Wednesday!

How is everyone doing out in Blogger land today? Are you in need of a mid-week challenge? Riley over at Color Dare has this GORGEOUS color palette for you to play with - So Saffron, Marina Mist and Certainly Celery....

For my card, I didn't stamp anything except the sentiment! Something I do not do very often, but I had this "vision" in my head with the butterflies in a circle, so that's what I set out to do and I think it turned out beautifully! I cannot *wait* to see what you come up with using these colors this week. I *CHALLENGE* all you crafty peeps out there to make a project this week using Riley's colors and link them back at the Color Dare. Happy crafting!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

SPCC #107 - Shower Posies

Welcome back! As you can see, Samantha has such a pretty color combo for us this week! I thoroughly enjoyed coloring up this pretty watering can full of posies :) My good friend, Tamie, and I were at her local scrapbook store a month or so ago and they were having a 50%-off-everything-in-the-store sale! YEP, cha-ching is right! Tamie and I scored some really nice stamps and dies that day...this was one of them....

I used Copics to color the image, Stampin' Up! paper and some nestabilities for the circle panels. The sentiment was stamped and then punched with the Word Window punch and layered on the Modern Label punch. Some grey pearls were added for a little extra punch. The layout I used was from Inspirational Card Sketches a couple weeks worked out perfectly!

Thanks for stopping in again this morning! Be sure to take some time to create with us this week - we'd love to see what you come up with using our colors! Link your creation HERE.

PPC-CC#64 - Wish Big!

Happy Monday! This week's color combo from Picture Perfect Creations is a warm, soothing combo...I saw "boy" when I first saw this combination and it just so happened that I had a NEW stamp I could use for it! This La-La-Land Crafts stamp fit the bill perfectly:

Stamps: La-La-Land Crafts, Pennant Parade; Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede DSP; Ink: Momento Black; Accessories: markers, star punch, spiral note punch, circle punches, dimensionals, twine, pearls

Thank you very much for stopping in today - be sure to play along with us and link your card HERE for us to leave you some lovin'....stay tuned for another color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Celebrating Independence Day at Totally Stampalicious!

Good evening!! Wow, what a super week of creations we had for our Red/White challenge for Canada day at Totally Stampalicious! This week, we are celebrating our southern friends with Stars/Stripes on our creations in honor of Independence Day :)

For my card, I used Best Buds and colored them up in red/blue/suede and then used striped paper and my star punch to create the finishing touches.

Please take some time to sit and get crafty with us! I cannot wait to see what all you come up with for this week's challenge :) Happy crafting and Happy Independence Day to all my US friends! xoxoxo

Friday, July 1, 2011

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