Monday, August 29, 2011

SPCC #115 - Happy Birthday!

Welcome back! Scrapmaster's Paradise color combo for this week was totally screamin' BOY to me as soon as I saw it - this is what I came up with:

I am linking my card to these challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges - male themed cards
Challenge up your Life - something for the men
Send a Smile 4 Kids - punches/die cuts
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Ellaphantastic Challenges: Add some layers

I hope you find some time to come and play with us at SPCC...Click HERE for more inspiration from our wonderful Design Team! Happy crafting!

Getting Sweet at Picture Perfect Creations

Happy Monday everyone! My good friend, Tamie, was over for a crafty sleepover on Friday and we got busy doing some DT work....this combo was one of the cards we did. Thanks for the fun, Tamie!

Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations has given this GORGEOUS color combo this week, you up for the challenge?? For my card, I used a sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches....

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Jellypark Challenges - die cuts/punches
Papertake Weekly - dies cuts/punches
Tuesday Throwdown - dimension and texture

I sure hope you get some time to sit and get crafty with us...this color combination is a lot of fun! For more inspirational creations by our Design Team, click HERE!

See you shortly for another challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Marking Books" at Totally Stamaplicious

Welcome back to another crafty-licious week! Totally Stampalicious wants to see some yummy bookmarks this week! I do most of my reading in the tub, chillaxin' so I thought that I would ink up my "Bubble Bath Scarlette" and make myself a new bookmark for my novels....

I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge - to be totally honest, I have never made a bookmark and I had a lot of fun making more ideas will be great!!

For more inspiration - please click HERE to see what the rest of the uber-talented design team has created for you....see you tomorrow for new PPC and SPCC color combos! Happy crafting!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Getting Inspirational at 4 Crafty Chicks....

Hello all my crafting PEEPS out there! Sorry about my absence last week - I needed to take a very much-needed "last minute" holiday break from my crafting duties. Sometimes in life things come up out of the blue and we lose our MOJO - that's what happened to me...thank you to Melissa, Tamie and Leanne for pickin' up my slack :) Love ya chickies!!!

This week, I am the hostess at 4 Crafty Chicks and I am issuing an INSPIRATION challenge using this photo:

I would LOVE to sit out at this quaint little table having coffee in the morning, wouldn't YOU? So tranquil and peaceful :) Here's the card I made using the colors from the photo:

Stamps: Verve; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Pear DP, Eggplant DP, Turquoise DP; Ink: Elegant Eggplant; Accessories: SU border punch, SU circle punches, dimensionals

I got my sketch layout from Clean and Simple Stamping:

I hope you find some time in this busy time of summer (kids going back to school, school supply shopping, trying to squeeze in last minute holiday time) to sit and create with us using my inspiration photo. Take a look HERE at what the other CHICKS have created just for you! Happy crafting!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

SPCC #114

Welcome back! Are you ready for another color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise? This one is another summer-y palette and I had a lot of fun creating this card:

I used a couple stamp sets from SP & Co. called Big Bold Background and Bold Sentiments I. I found my layout over at Stampin' Royalty - isn't it a beauty!?!?

I hope you find some time to sit and get creative with us...please check out the rest of the Design Team's work HERE and link up your card so we can leave YOU some love!! TTFN!

Summertime Fun at Picture Perfect Creations!!

The challenge this week over at Picture Perfect Creations is our monthly Specialty Challenge ...and the theme this week is SUMMERTIME FUN! For my card, I colored up this little girlie out taking pictures of butterflies on a beautiful summer day!! I hope you enjoy it!

For more wonderful inspiration - please hop on over to the PPC Challenge Blog for more yummy creations by our awesome Design Team!

See you shortly for another color combination from Scrapmaster's Paradise!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

It's a TKO at Totally Stampalicious!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for another awesome challenge from the gang over at Totally Stampalicious?! This week, we want to see you use AT LEAST 3 different punches on your card or project. Easy peesy, right!?

For my card, I inked up the cutie patootie, Deacon Swing, which was released on Thursday...and used my picture corner punch and 2 star punches:

Please click HERE to see what the rest of the Design Team has in store for your inspirational, crafting pleasure....I can't wait to see what lovely "punched out" creation you come up with!

Monday, August 15, 2011

SPCC #113

Isn't that just a gorgeous color combo? I had a lot of fun making this card - I found a card on Mary Brown's blog that was in black/crumb/vanilla and I just had to CASE it and use Samantha's color combo:

Stamps: SP & Co.; Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette DP, Whisper White; Ink: Wisteria Wonder; Accessories: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch, wisteria ribbon, brads, dimensionals, dots and finial press EF; word window punch, modern label punch

Please check out the rest of the design team's work HERE and then leave a direct link to your project so we can leave you some love! Happy crafting!

PPC-CC #69

Happy Monday! Can you believe that it's the 15th of August already?!? Where in the world did our summer go? A couple weeks left, and kids go back to school. WOW! My 2 kiddos are at their last bible camp of the summer and I am enjoying a bit of "Lori" time :)

This week over at Picture Perfect Creations, Megan has issued us such a gorgeous color palette that I really cannot WAIT to see what all you come up with! I first thought "flowers" when I saw this combo, so that is what I did:

Stamps: Flower Fest, Whimsical Words; Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Blushing Bride DP,Whisper White; Ink: Bravo Burgundy; Accessories: pearls, dimensionals, scissors, dots EF

Be sure to hop on over and check out the rest of the gorgeous creations made by our design team and then sit and get inky with us and leave us a direct link to your scrapbook page, card or 3D item :) Happy crafting!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #50 - Twine!

Happy, happy Thursday!! Are you ready for another awesome challenge? Over at 4 Crafty Chicks, miss Melissa is our "hostess-with-da-mostess" this week and she's sending you a "TWINE" challenge! FUN! Use baker's twine or hemp twine anywhere on your project...I decided to use a Verve set and some dies for my card this week and my twine is in the center of the buttons....

Please check out what the other Chicks made for your inspiration pleasure:

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week - I cannot wait to see all these YUMMY twine projects!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Design Team Call

Totally Stampalicious wants YOU!

We are currently looking for FOUR NEW ARTISTS to join our AWESOME DESIGN TEAM!!
Interested applicants will please send us THREE SAMPLES including at least ONE BRAND NEW SAMPLE!Link
As all of our stamps are line drawn images, we do recommend that you feature your coloring skills in card samples as well!

Totally Stampalicious is a fun and relaxed company to design for and there are some really great benefits to go along with a few expectations!

~ DT Members choose only the stamps they WANT to design with.

~ We ask that at least TWO cards or projects are made with each stamp set selected
(so if you chose every set from a 4 set release you would have to create 8 samples within a 2 month period)
~ Digis will also be provided if DT members prefer to work with that format (only ONE card or project is expected if you only choose the digi)

~ DT Members are expected to participate in ALL Release Blog Hops and most TS Monday Challenges

Sound Good?

So let's see your finest work and maybe you could become a part of this fantastic team!
Please e-mail your samples and a link to your blog and on-line gallery(s) to
Thank you so much for applying and we can't wait to see your work!
Please note that only entries chosen will be contacted.

Monday, August 8, 2011

SPCC #112 - Love

Welcome back to another color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise! I have to tell you...this combo STUMPED ME, BAD!!!! I wasted a lot of paper and time on this one 'cuz it just wasn't right with every stamp set I tried. I finally settled on the I Love Love set from SP & Co. and I am fairly happy with this one. I'm not sure which color threw me off more - the Melon or the Suede....I love the new Island Indigo, but altogether - it threw me off! Great challenge, Samantha! :) I can't wait to see all the entries so I can have more ideas!

Please be sure to stop over at the Scrapmaster's Paradise challenge blog HERE for more wonderful inspiration from our Design Team and be sure to link up your creation so I can leave you some lovin' on your blog! Good luck and happy crafting!!

PPC #68 - Hello Friend

Happy Monday! It's that time already - yep, Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations has another "interesting" color combo for you to try your hand at! I struggled with this one a wee bit - so I added some grey in the mix. After I mucked with a few different stamp sets, I was happy Linkwith how this turned out. I used an older Clean and Simple sketch for my layout.

Stamps: Aviary, Hope Blooms (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, More Mustard, Peach Parfait; Ink: Basic Gray, Peach Parfait, Bashful Blue; Accessories: tulip border embossing folder, birds and blooms embossing folder, paper piercer, dimensionals, pearls

Check out the rest of the Design Team's work HERE and we'd love if you would take some time and join us this week for our color challenge - we sure love seeing what all you come up with! Happy crafting!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Musical Creations at Totally Stampalicious!!!!

Hello to all my crafting friends! How was your weekend? Mine was fairly quiet - got the laundry all caught up and some baking done. I also spent today in my craft room trying to get ahead on some Design Team commitments :) Felt pretty good to get inky again!

This week's challenge for Totally Stampalicious is a FUN one! "Inspired by Music" is our challenge to you this week and that is open to all sorts of interpretation and FUN!!!

For my card, I decided to ink up Stella in the sleigh. I used musical paper but also, the image itself reminds me of the Christmas carol, Jingle Bells :) I hope you enjoy her as much as I did making her - I found the awesome paper at my friends local scrapbook store.

Please be sure to head on over to the Totally Stampalicious challenge blog HERE and see what other wonderful creations were made by our super talented Design Team! Be sure to link up your creation for us to leave you some love and your chance at a spot as Guest Designer for Totally Stampalicious! CHEERS!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks are Getting Colorful....

Hello, hello crafty PEEPS! Are you ready for another challenge this week? 4 Crafty Chicks is issuing a color challenge, hosted by our wonderful is her gorgeous combo:
....and here is the card I made using her colors:

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Occasional Quotes; Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade; Ink: Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade; Accessories: embossing folders, nestabilities, dimensionals, marker, poppy ribbon, scallop edge trim punch

Please be sure to check out the rest of the CHICKS creations:

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

Link your project using these colors at the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE :) We'd love to see what you come up with - these colors are GORGEOUS together and easy to create with! Cheers!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Oh, Happy Day!! SPCC #111

Welcome back! Samantha over at Scrapmaster's Paradise has a bright, cheery color combo for you all to play with this week! I used an older CAS sketch from the wonderful Clean and Simple Stamping blog:

Stamps: Round Sentiments I; Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze; Ink: Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze; Accessories: pearl ribbon, circle punches, butterfly punches, martha border punch, pearls, embossing folder, dimensionals

Please take some time to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations up your card, scrapbook page or 3D item using this week's colors as well! Can't wait to see what you come up with ... happy crafting!!!

PPC-CC #67

Good Monday morning! It's time for another wonderful color challenge at Picture Perfect Creations...crafty challenge #67! I decided to go with "CAS" on this card and I really, really LOVE this simple layout from Clean and Simple Stamping...check it out:

...isn't that a NEAT sketch? Three circles, a strip and done! I added one more layer on my card base so that I could emboss it and add some plum brads:

Stamps: Verve; Paper: Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush; Ink: Concord Crush; Accessories: embossing folder, brads, nestabilities, ribbon, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in this morning! I hope you will consider joining us this week for your chance at the "Grand Creation Winner" badge for your blog!! Please link your creation at Picture Perfect Creations by 10 a.m. EST on Monday, August 8th.