Thursday, September 29, 2011

Anything Goes at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday my crafting PEEPS! Are you ready for a fun, "do-whatever-you-want" challenge? This week is our Crazy Egg week over at 4 Crafty Chicks and the theme this week is "Anything Goes!" This is one of my favorite challenges, as it leaves so many options open! I decided to use one of my favorite color combo's: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette....

Stamps: Just Believe; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: scalloped edge trim punch, word window punch, modern label punch, pearls, perfect dots embossing folder, ribbon, dimensionals

Please take some time to check out the rest of the Design Team's contributions HERE and then link up your creation so we can leave YOU some love on your blog! Cheers!

Monday, September 26, 2011

SPCC #119 - Love and Sympathy

 Welcome back! Samantha has issued the following color palette for this week's challenge:

For my card, I decided to ink up Love & Sympathy from Stampin' Up! It's a perfect set for using markers and the colors matched perfectly for this set...

 Please hop on over to the Scrapmaster's challenge blog HERE and check out what the other Color Diva's have made using these colors - I know they are gonna knock your socks off!!

Happy Birthday - Halloween Style

Happy Monday everyone! How was everyone's weekend? Mine was absolutely incredible - I got to go with my gym buddy, Melissa, to Banff as she ran in the Melissa's 10K Run!!! There is just something so majestic, breath-taking  and calming about the Rocky Mountains...she ran a phenomenal race and I'm so very, very proud of her!! Someday, I'm *hoping* to run along side her!

 Alright - onto this week's business! Megan has issued a very pretty color combination for y'all this week :) When I first saw it, I was going to do a Halloween card. However, I do not "do" Halloween much around here so I decided to try and make a different kind of still screams "Halloween" to me but I really like how it turned out and I'm *SURE* that there are people out there who have a birthday on Halloween, RIGHT!?!? *giggle*

Stamps: Perfectly Penned; Paper: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White, Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: flowers, black taffeta ribbon, pearls, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, paper piercer, felt pen, martha leaf punch, glue dots, brads

Be sure to check out the rest of the PPC Design Team's wonderful creations using these colors HERE and take some time to play along! Happy crafting!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Winged Things" at Totally Stampalicious!

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is a fun and exciting one - we want to see anything with WINGS...can be butterflies, fairies, etc. I chose to ink up our newly released Fairy Ava this week - and let me just say - she is so easy to color up and bring life to....:) 

Please take the time to get inky with us - link up your creation on the Totally Stamaplicious Challenge Blog and as an added bonus, please click on over to Facebook to our TS page there and click "LIKE" to stay in the know of everything Totally Stampalicious!! Cheers!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Totally Stampalicious September Release and Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the 7th stop of our September New Release and Blog Hop!! We have FIVE NEW STAMP SETS to share with you tonight and they are available NOW atTotally Stampalicious!!! As always we want to give some stuff away and all YOU need to do to be eligible to win is comment on all of the Design Team's AWESOME creations!!!

 Here's what's up for grabs:

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

 So are you READY?!!! Here are the latest additions to the Totally Stampalicious Collection from artist Sylvia Zet! 

This cutie-patootie is called "Storybook Elizabeth" and she comes complete with 3 cute sentiments! Isn't that little bunny so adorable?!?

This adorable critter is called "Chester Palatypus" and he accompanies 3 humorous sentiments!

And here are the latest and greatest from the Bugaboo Line by Jodie Mackerell! 

This FANTABULOUS set is called "Yoga Dottie" and it comes complete with 6 awesome sentiments - perfect for that "yogi" in your life!

 Here comes Stella again - on the fly!!! This hilarious set is called "Road Trip Stella" and it comes with 3 smarty sentiments! This set is a must if you have girlfriends that you ROAD TRIP with :)

"Butterfly Ava" is the name of this cutie patootie many possibilities with this set! I made it into a Christmas card here:

Now it's time to hop on over to Julie's blog to see what yummy fantabulousness she has for us to drool over!!!

And here is the entire Blog Hop Line Up in case there are any glitches along the way!

Totally Stampalicious 

Thanks for joining in the fun!!

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #56 - FALL

Hello everyone! How's the week going? Getting ready for the weekend? I know I am :) My good friend and gym "buddy," Melissa, is running in a 10k this weekend in Banff and I am tagging along as her cheering squad! I am so excited to go along and encourage her - it just so happens that the name of this run is called "Melissa's Run." Too funny hey?! Hopefully I will have some pic's to show you next week! onto this week's challenge...I am the hostess this week and I chose the theme FALL. I love the colors of Autumn and so that is what I decided to base my card on. I found an older sketch from the Clean and Simple Stamping that was used at ColourQ last month - along with that, I chose my favorite ColourQ combo to go along with it:

These rich, warm colors are some of my ultimate fav's....I sure hope you get some time to sit and get crafty with us this week - we love to see what you come up with each challenge!

For more inspiration, please check out the creations that the other 3 Chicks made - JUST FOR YOU! Click HERE....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Another Totally Stampalicious Sneak Peek!

Welcome back to another "sneaky peeky" from Totally Stampalicious! We are gearing up for our newest release party happening this Thursday, September 22 at 9 PM EST...sure hope you can join us for all the fun and to see all the new sets coming out! You can even WIN all 5 sets!!!! WAHOOO :)

This image is from YOGA DOTTIE, one of the newest Bugaboo sets, and she is awesome! Cool sayings in this set and makes perfect cards/projects for that yogi in your life - My sister will totally LOVE this card:

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to click on back to the Totally Stampalicious Challenge Blog on Thursday evening at 9 PM EST! See you then :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Sneak Peek!

Totally Stampalicious is gearing up for another AWESOME RELEASE and we're doing a few sneak peeks before the big reveal at the BLOG HOP Thursday at 9pm EST!! Be sure to join us and maybe even win one of the FAB PRIZES we'll be giving away....INCLUDING all FIVE NEW STAMP SETS!!!!

Today we're thrilled to introduce STORYBOOK ELIZABETH from our newest line by Sylvia Zet from Wee Stamps!

She was a lot of fun to color up and make "come to life." I just love that little bunny looking up at her so intently :) I got my sketch from the new-to-me challenge site Freshly Made Sketches - check 'em out!!

Be sure to head on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see the rest of the sneak peeks from this week and join us tomorrow for one more "sneaky peeky" before the release party on Thursday night! Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, September 19, 2011

SPCC #118 - Thanks a Bunch!

Welcome back!! Samantha has given us an "autumn-ish" color palette this week and I could not be more excited to create a card using these colors as they are some of my ultimate FAV's!!!! Thanks, Samantha!

I decided to use some of my Verve dies and create flowers/leaves for a bold image....then I used Bold Sentiments I from Sp & Co. for my sentiment....

I hope you enjoy this color combination as much as I did! I cannot WAIT to see what all you come up with - head on over to the SPCC Challenge Blog and see what the other girls have for you and link up your project for us to see! Happy crafting!

Specialty Challenge at Picture Perfect Creations

Happy Monday! I hope you had an enjoyable weekend :) I had a memorable one to say the least - I participated in my very first 10 km run (Terry Fox Run) yesterday! Let me just say....I bow down to runners - I am just starting out on my jogging/running adventures and it was TOUGH! I am so super stoked that I accomplished this goal ...especially only being 5 short months since I had major surgery! OK...enough tootin' my own horn here - are you ready for another "Specialty" Challenge from Picture Perfect Creations? We want to see 3 different designer papers on your project :) 

Tonight I start a fitness class called "Boomba" and it's a combination of Bootcamp and Zumba and I am so excited for that! Although, I'm sure that when it's over, I'll need to do exactly what Bubble Bath Scarlette is doing here: 

I used an older sketch from 4 Crafty Chicks and "Bloom & Grow" paper from My Mind's Eye for my card:

Please be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog and take a peek at all the delicious creations made by our Design Team!! Have fun with this one - I can't wait to see all the different paper - me being a paper hoarder, I am super stoked to see all the different kinds out there :)

See you shortly for another SPCC color challenge! Stay tuned...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to the Girls!!!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for another challenge? Totally Stampalicious wants to see some birthday cards for GIRLS :) I knew right away which stamp set I was grabbing when I saw what was on the challenge board ... Sweet Birthday Kids! I used the cute color combination from Scrapmaster's Paradise for my card:

Stamps: Sweet Birthday Kids (T/S); Paper: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, Garden Party DP by imaginisce, Crumb Cake DSP; Ink: Momento Black; Accessories: scallop edge trim punch, button, bakers twine, copics, dimensionals, finial press EF

Please take some time to head over to the Totally Stampalicious challenge blog for some more wonderful creations by our super talented Design Team! Click HERE.....

I cannot wait to see what girlie birthday cards come of this challenge - be sure to link yours up!!! Totally Stampalicious is now on FACEBOOK! Click HERE to be directed to our page and click LIKE! 

See you tomorrow for PPC and SPCC! Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #55 - Embossing!

Happy Thursday! This week over at the 4 Crafty Chicks, Tamie is our hostess-with-da-mostess, and she's issued an "EMBOSSING" challenge!! FUN!!! One of my favorite techniques is to pull out my embossing folders - a card just doesn't seem complete without some sort of embossing on it! :)

I decided to use some of my new Verve dies and make some flowers and the vintage wallpaper embossing folder:

Please take some time to pop on over and check out the rest of the Design Team's gorgeous creations using this week's embossing challenge....and then link your project back to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE. I can't wait to see what you come up with! CHEERS!

Monday, September 12, 2011

SPCC #117 "For Every Woman"

 Welcome back to another installment from Scrapmaster's Paradise! Here is this week's color combo:

For my card this week, I used the Finial Press embossing folder on the Crumb Cake panel wrapped with Very Vanilla seam binding. The stamp set is an SP & Co. set called "For Every Woman." Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping in today and be sure to hop on over and link up YOUR creation using these soft, pastel colors for your chance to win at SPCC! Happy crafting!

Picture Perfect Creations meets Diva Coffee Break

Welcome back on this fine Monday morning! I hope your weekend was a good one - mine was! I went to see Maroon 5 and Train on Saturday night with an awesome group of ladies, and WOOOWEEEE!...what a great concert! If you ever get a chance to go and see these groups, by all means - DO SO! onto this week's challenge at Picture Perfect you can see above, Megan has put together a very soft, and subtle color palette for you this week. I really enjoy these colors together and I decided to use an older Diva Coffee Break Challenge sketch for my card:

I altered the bottom of the sketch a wee bit because I wanted to show off this gorgeous Wisteria ribbon! I hope you get a chance to grab a coffee, tea, hot chocolate or maybe even some apple cider and come get crafty with us this week! Please be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team has created just for your inspiration. Their links are on my right-hand sidebar.

See you in a couple hours for another challenge from Samantha at Scrapmaster's Paradise.....

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious!

Welcome back to another week at Totally Stampalicious! This week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES so the possibilities are absolutely ENDLESS! I decided to ink up Birthday Gus for my Dad as his birthday was the end of August and I still hadn't made him a card *head hung low.* I know he will get a kick out of him!

Please check out the rest of the creations that the super-talented Design Team has created just for YOU by clicking HERE. Take some time and get inky with us as we'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge - it's always fun to go through all the creations and see all the talent and ideas!

See you tomorrow for another installment from both SPCC and PPC! Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sketchy Things are Happenin' at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday PEEPS! By now I am assuming everyone's kids are back in school and you are all back into some sort of routine...It is very strange for me as my kids were homeschooled for the past 2 years and the house seems very empty now. It is nice to have some quiet time - I have a lot of organizing and purging to do in my basement and craft room! :)

A HUGE thanks go out to all who participated in our 1st Anniversary Blog Hop last week! What gorgeous entries we had to pick from...the winner of my blog candy was chosen at and it was #14....Stamping Sam!!! Congratulations! Please email me HERE with your mailing address so I can get your prize out to you ASAP!

Another HUGE congratulations to our 3 Guest Designers!! I cannot wait to get to know you and work along side you for the next few months! :)

OK...enough jibber-jabber hey?! Are you ready for another challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks? This week's hostess is Melissa and she's issuing the following SKETCH challenge:

....for my card, I decided to use mostly patterned paper and very little stamping - only the tagged sentiment (from a new birthday set, Happiest Birthday)! I really wanted to put something on top of the big "open" orange circle, but I left it alone! Yay! I really, really enjoyed this sketch Melissa, thanks!

Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes; Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Lime Twist "Fly a Kite" DSP; Ink: markers, choc chip (sponging); Accessories: Nestabilities, tag punches, markers, pears, espresso ribbon, dimensionals, sponge dauber

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Blog - "Something New" (stamp and designer paper)
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Die Cuts

I sure hope you get a chance to play along with us this week! Melissa's sketch is a riot! Please click HERE to see what awesome creations the rest of the Chicks came up with for you....happy crafting!

Monday, September 5, 2011

SPCC #116

Welcome back! Here is the color challenge over at Scrapmaster's Paradise this week:

For my card, I decided to go to my favorite from SP & Co. - Flourishee! This stamp set is so bold and rich and works for so many different occasions!

Stamps: Flourishee, Lovely Labels (Sp & Co.); Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler DSP; Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: scallop trim border punch, pearls, nestabilities, dimensionals, large oval punch

Thanks for stopping in today - please be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's contributions HERE...and link up YOUR creation so we can come and visit your blog! Happy crafting!

PPC meets Little Book of Sketches....

Good Monday morning! Wow, can you believe we are into September already? My girl started school last Thursday and my son starts tomorrow....crazy! Our summer just flew by....*sniff!* I am sure hoping we get a nice, LONG, warm fall! :)

Are you ready for another color challenge from Picture Perfect Creations? This one had me stumped for a wee bit....the rose red threw me off a bit. I was leaning towards BOY but didn't know how to incorporate that color in....I used this wonderful sketch from Little Book of Sketches - and this is what I came up with:

I love this new embossing folder from Stampin' Up! I decided to go clean and simple with his card - hope you like it!

Please take some time and get crafty with us! For more wonderful DT inspiration, click HERE.

Stay tuned for another awesome color combo from SPCC....

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Colorific Challenge from Totally Stampalicious!

Hello everyone! This week's challenge with Totally Stampalicious is a color combination: ORANGE, PINK and YELLOW...I decided to use Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride and So Saffron and inked up the new Fairy Stella.....the sentiments with this set are absolutely freakin' hilarious!!! I highly recommend it if you have some "witty" friends! :)

I was blog surfing one night looking for some challenges, and I found this wonderful sketch from Taylor's Expressions...

Hop on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog HERE and check out the rest of the super talented Design Teams creations for your inspiration! I can't wait to see what wonderful creations come out of this color combo! Happy crafting!!

Well, I am off to get some sleep - I will see you in the morning for another challenge from both PPC and SPCC! Cheers!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks are CELEBRATING!!!

Welcome to the 4th stop of 4 Crafty Chicks "1st Anniversary" Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Tamie's BLOG, then you are on the right track! If you just happened to pop in, please hop on back to the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog and start at the beginning for your chance at some wonderful prizes!

What are we celebrating, you ask?? Well, the 4 Crafty Chicks are celebrating our FIRST Anniversary this week and we are so excited to have shared one year of fabulous challenges with you all. We certainly couldn’t have made it through the year without the support of all of our participants. The Design Team would like to thank everyone who has enthusiastically participated in our challenges over the last year – especially when they were *really* challenging challenges! We all have so much fun visiting your blogs to see what you have created week after week and hope to have another fun-filled year of crafty goodness... with a few surprises thrown in!!

This week’s challenge theme is “Celebrate” and the Chicks have made some pretty awesome cards – remember... the theme can be interpreted many different ways so please have fun with it!

As another way to celebrate and say THANK YOU to everyone, we have put together a Blog Hop for you this week and here’s the low-down:
  • Each Chick has graciously donated a prize to be given to one lucky Blog Hopper who leaves a comment on the Chick’s blog. The winners will be chosen by each Chick using
  • To be eligible to win Blog Hop prizes, participants must: (a) become a follower of the 4 Crafty Chicks blog; (b) leave a comment on each of the Chicks’ blogs; AND (c) leave a comment on the 4CC blog.
For my card this week, I decided to use an older Mojo Monday sketch and keep it fairly simple but I really love this color combination!

Stamps: Word Play; Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Baja LinkBreeze DSP; Ink: none; Accessories: markers, star punches, brad, pearls, embossing folder, crumb cake ribbon, dimensionals

Here is my prize for the hop today:

The 4 Crafty Chicks have also decided that NOW is the time to start having a monthly Guest Designer! We are so excited to be giving everyone the opportunity to join us for a month of fun challenges. This month, and during the first challenge of the month in January and May, we will be on the lookout for Guest Designers for the next three months. If you participate in this week’s “Celebrate!” challenge and would like to be considered for October, November or December’s Guest Designer positions, please put (GDT) after your name when submitting to inlinkz – please remember that you will be committing to a month of challenges (which you will receive immediately after being chosen as Guest Designer.)

Whew! That was a LOT of information, wasn’t it? I suppose you ALL want to get busy hopping, right? Well, what are we waiting for? Off you go!!

I hope you will all take a few minutes to play along with us this week – we can’t wait to choose our first Guest Designer! Have fun, everyone!