Monday, October 31, 2011

SPCC #124 Celebrate the Season

Welcome back PEEPS! Are you ready for another AWESOME color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise?! I am gearing up for Christmas and I'm *trying* to make as many Christmas cards as I can from now until the end of November - and this color combo fit the bill perfect!!! I decided to ink up Samantha's lovely Ornamental Trees, Falling Snow and The Cutest Gingerbread sets to make a scene for Christmas.....

I also embossed the background with the snowflake embossing folder from Stampin' Up! and added glitter to the snow, and outlined the trees. You might have to click on the picture to see it better.

I hope you find some time this week to play along - this is a PERFECT Christmas combo, thanks Samantha!

Happy Halloween from Totally Stampalicious!!

Happy Halloween from us at Totally Stampalicious! Any big plans for tonight?! My kids are getting to that age where they don't "trick-or-treat" anymore so I think they are just planning to stay home...We live quite a ways out in the country and we don't get many kids (if any), so I don't even have to buy a lot of candy! Lucky me ... LOL.

Our challenge this week is, of course, HALLOWEEN! We would love to see your creations for this fun holiday....for my card, I decided to ink up Ava Fairy and go with an orange/black/white theme....I think she turned out fabby!

Materials used:

Stamps: Ava Fairy, Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU); Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, various DP; Ink: Momento Black; Accessories: copic markers, pearls, spider web embossing folder, black satin ribbon, word window punch, modern label punch, nestabilities, dazzling details, dimensionals

The gals over at Totally Stampalicious are offering up a wicked-deadly promotion that you will NOT want to miss:

"Let Us 'Treat' You Right!" A brand new promotion designed to reward you for your AWESOME taste in stamps!

Stampalicious Dessert Menu

Level 1 - Vanilla Ice Cream - Buy 5 Get 1 Free
Level 2 - Strawberry Shortcake - Buy 8 Get 2 Free
Level 3 - Triple Layer Chocolate Cake - Buy 11 Get 3 Free 

Hop on over to the store by clicking HERE!!

Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to enjoy all those goblins, ghosties and witches tonight!!! If you have some time this week, get inky with us and link up your creation at our challenge blog HERE. Cheers!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Challenge #61 with 4 Crafty Chicks - Paper Piercing

Welcome, welcome!!

I hope you are enjoying your Thursday - here, the Fall season is hanging in and so far the days have been "crisp" but with sunshine :) I'll that that - at least that "S" word hasn't shown up yet - let's cross our fingers that it will stay away a bit longer *wink!*

The challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week (hosted by none other than ME), is PAPER PIERCING and it's one technique I really love using (nowhere near as much as our dear Melissa) and I KNOW we are going to get a great turnout with this one! I can't wait to see all your wonderful "poked"'s mine:

I got the wonderful sketch from Stampin' Royalty this week:

Please be sure to hop on over to our blog to see the rest of the design team's wonderful creations...their links are on the right-hand sidebar ----> Be sure to link up your "pierced" creations for us to give you some love! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Find Me Under the Mistletoad....a Card by Kim!

Good afternoon crafty PEEPS! As I mentioned in my post yesterday, my wonderful, crafty daughter, Kim, created a card for Christmas and I wanted to share it with y'all....I think she did a bang-up job:

Her coloring is awesome and I love all the snowflakes/pearls and that sentiment is hilarious! WTG Kim! Thanks for spending time with me in my craft room girlie xoxoxoxoxo

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saying Goodbye at Picture Perfect Creations

Happy Monday folks! Today is a little bit of a bittersweet day for me. Megan from Picture Perfect Creations has decided to take a little break from blogging challenges until the new year and although it was an extremely difficult decision for her, I know she will love the time she will get to spend with her ADORABLE little man and hubby!

Megan, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for picking me to be a part of your design team on April 10, 2010! It was SUCH an exciting day for me - to be chosen to be on a design team?!? Are you kidding me?! ME?! Thanks for all the wonderful challenges you have given us as a team and I know you will totally enjoy your little mini-vacay from PPC....we will be back bigger and better come the new year!! HUGS girl!!!!

For this, our last challenge of 2011, Megan has issued the following color combo:

For my card, I decided to go CAS...this awesome sketch was found at Clean and Simple Stamping and I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do:

I really love the simplicity of the sketch....really, I WHY, WHY, WHY do I have such an issue with all the "white space?" I left it alone, but I really, really wanted to do "something" in all that white....LOL....

Thanks for popping in today! I really do hope you can take some time to participate in our last color challenge of 2011....these colors are gorgeous together and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! See you in the new year with PPC! Ciao!

SPCC #123 - Be Merry!

Happy Monday!!! Welcome back to another color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise...Samantha has given us this wonderful palette to work with this week and my wonderful daughter, Kim, had been "muckin' around" in my craft room with me the other day and asked if she could color some images and make a couple cards - I said "absolutely!" 

She made a Christmas card (I will show it on my blog another time) and she also had this little man laying beside the work station! How convenient that he was colored in this color combination!?!? I asked her if she minded if I used her image that she colored and she was "TICKLED!" So, thanks, my dear daughter...Kim....for helping me in a bind :) The sentiment is from The Cutest Gingerbread set from Sp & Co., stamps! 

Please be sure to check out the rest of the creations made by our wonderful Design Team...they are sure to blow you away! Get crafty with us and link it back to the SPCC Blog so we can leave you some lovin' too! Happy crafting!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Taking Notes at Totally Stampalicious!

Hello everyone! How was the weekend? Mine was awesome - DH was home after being gone for 2 weeks, so it was nice to have some family time with him! I spent most of the weekend putting some baking and meals in the freezer and we visited with some great people - couldn't ask for a better weekend (well, didn't spend enough time in the craft room though...LOL) 

What did y'all think of our newest Christmas Release at Totally Stampalicious?!? Aren't the new images to DIE FOR!?! Thanks to everyone who participated in the blog hop - it was so nice to read all of your comments....

This week's challenge is "Note Cards." We would like to see a set of at least 3 note cards! They are super easy and quick to make - for my notes, I decided to use the cute and newly released Poppi Cocoa:

I figure these will go very nicely with a gift set of cocoa, coffees and baking! I hope you all get a chance to sit and get crafting with us this week - for more note card ideas, please pop on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog and check out the super dooper talent of the rest of the design team - they will knock your socks off :) Thanks for stopping in! Stay tuned for another installment from both PPC and SPCC! Ciao!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Christmas Release and Blog Hop at Totally Stampalicious!!

WELCOME!! You have reached the 6th stop of the Totally Stampalicious Christmas Release and Blog Hop!!! We are so excited to share SEVEN NEW SETS with you all tonight and they are AVAILABLE NOW at TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS!! As always we have some FABULOUS PRIZES to give away including:

1st Prize - All 7 New Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certficate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate

All you have to do is hop along with us and leave your comments along the way and maybe YOU could be a WINNER!!!! This release is part of the Bugaboo Line by amazing artist Jodie Mackerell! They are ALL must-haves for this year's Holiday cards!!!

For my card, I decided to use the super cute team of Ava and Deacon holding down the HOHOHO sign! :) Aren't they ADORABLE?!?!

I added some glitter to their hats to make them extra cute! :) I have made 2 other cards for this release as well, and they were part of the sneak peeks that were shown yesterday! I hope you enjoy them:

This is Mistletoe Scarlette and she comes with some cute sentiments! 

This is a super cute set called Winter Bird Snowman and I had a lot of fun coloring them! I am a snowman ADDICT, so this image really caught my attention :)

Now it's time to hop on over to Julie's blog to see what awesome Christmas confection she has for us! If you happen to get lost along the way, here is a complete line up for you to keep on track!! Thanks for stopping in! Happy hopping and good luck!!!

Marker Magic at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Good Thursday morning PEEPS! Are you ready for the weekend yet?!? I know I sure am - this week has been a write-off for me...things that CAN go wrong, have been and it's really starting to get on my nerves! LOL...this week will soon be over and a new one will begin! Yay!! *wink*

For this week's challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, Tamie, has issued a "USE YOUR MARKERS" challenge and I had this sneak peek colored up yesterday for the Totally Stampalicious sneak peek, but couldn't get the sentiments to print off :( So, she is here with no words, just her gorgeous self :

This is Mistletoe Scarlette! And she comes with some very cute sentiments too! She will be released tomorrow night at the TS Blog Hop - be sure to check it out! I can't wait to get my rubber sets and then I'll be pumping them out right, left and center! Hope you get some time to sit and COLOR up some images with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week! I can't wait to see what other images people like to color :) Thanks for stopping in!! Have a super weekend - I know I will! I think my DH is going to be home after being gone for 2 weeks! Woot! Woot! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sneak Peek from Totally Stampalicious!

Good evening!! All the wonderful gals over at Totally Stampalicious are gearing up for October's new RELEASE BLOG HOP on Thursday, October 20th at 9 EST. We are throwing out a couple sneak peeks for you all to drool over....I decided to submit this cutie patootie as my sneak peek:

This set is called Winter Bird Snowman and I love, love, love snowmen - so it was one of my fav's!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it for you :) Be sure to come check out the blog this Thursday! See you there!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

PPC Specialty Challenge #11 - Fall/Halloween

Welcome back! If you are looking for my Totally Stampalicious and Scrapmaster's Paradise posts, please scroll down! :)

This is the third Monday of the month and so that means a specialty challenge from Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations and she has issued a Fall/Halloween challenge for you. I don't know about you, but here in central Alberta, we are totally loving this gorgeous late Fall we are having! The temps have been warm, the colors are absolutely stunning and it means that every passing "warm" day is one less "cold" winter day! LOL...

Here's the card I made for the Fall Challenge. I snatched up a gorgeous Autumn paper pad called "Autumn Splendor" by We R Memory Makers and so that was my jumping off point for my card - the colors are GORGEOUS....

Please take the time to hop on over to see the rest of the Design Team's creations HERE. I hope you have some time to sit and get creative with us this week - Fall/Halloween can be soooo much fun! Happy crafting!

Getting Colorful at Totally Stampalicious!

Happy Monday folks! How was the weekend? Mine was super busy!! I had my nephew and 2 nieces (all under the age of 6), since Thursday afternoon so my baby sister and BIL could go to Jasper for a belated Anniversary weekend :) They played me right out! I forget what it's like having wee ones under foot - thank goodness my 2 kids were here to give me a hand *wink* Jackie is here this morning to pick them up so tonight, will be an early bedtime for this super-exhausted Aunty! LMBO!

Alright, onto business.....this week the gals over at Totally Stampalicious are issuing a color challenge: ORANGE, PURPLE and GREEN. *** EDITED *** The RIGHT colors are ORANGE, PURPLE and BLACK!!! OY!!! *** Oops! 

I decided to use Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait and go with a Halloween theme using Witch Brawd! She was fun to paper piece together!

....I hope you are able to take some time and play along this week! For more super-dooper talented inspiration, please click HERE to see what the rest of the TS Design Team has in store for you! See you shortly with another PPC and SPCC installment! CHEERS!

SPCC #122 - Warm Wishes

Good morning PEEPS! Welcome back to another color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise! I have to tell you...I wanted this combo to scream Christmas or WINTER, but I didn't know how to incorporate I went, digging through my stash and came across this cutie patootie! Super awesome winter image - I must say! LOL...I found the "Warm Wishes" sentiment in SP & Co. set "Cutest Gingerbread Man." Great challenge, Samantha! :) I can't wait to see all the entries using this week's color combination!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new embossing folder from Stampin' Up! It sure adds awesome texture to your backgrounds :) I hope you have some time this week to play along - be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's work - links are on my right-hand sidebar. Thanks for popping in this morning - I'll be back shortly with another installment from Picture Perfect Creations!! Ciao!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Color Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday! I'm so glad you stopped by today because the 4 Crafty Chicks have a super-duper fun and "colorful" challenge for you all this week! Miss Melissa is our "hostess-with-the-mostess" this week and she has made this oh-so-pretty color combo for your crafting pleasure:
For my card, I decided to ink up a new "La-La-Land Craft" stamp I bought at Tamie's LSS...isn't she adorable?! The shirt really *is* colored with a Copic that matches Rose Red, but it doesn't look like in the picture....I went with a CAS look this week - hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you find time to get crafty with us sure to pop on over to their blogs (and our wonderful Guest Designer, Christy) for more inspiration! Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Picture Perfect meets Verve...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you are having a relaxing, stress-free, memorable and grateful time with family and you read in my last post, I am in southern Alberta visiting my Dad but will be travelling back home today to get back into the routine of things!

This week over at Picture Perfect Creations, Megan has chosen a very different color combo (in my opinion) but it was sure pretty to put together! What do you think:

For my card, I went in search of a sketch and came across this beauty from Clean and Simple Stamping:

Here's my card using a favorite Verve set and the CAS sketch:

I decided to make a sympathy card with these colors and I feel it turned out good. I hope you have some time this week to sit and craft with us this week! Please check out the rest of the Design Team's work - the links are on the right-hand sidebar. Thanks for poppin' in and see you shortly for another SPCC color combo!

SPCC #121

Happy Monday everyone! This week's color combination from Scrapmaster's Paradise is another beauty! Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Always Artichoke:

Well, as you can see from my photo, I had a very big DUH moment last week when I was trying to get ahead on all my DT submissions - and while cyber crafting with my good PEEP, Leanne, she said to me "that sure doesn't look like Daffodil though - looks like Saffron." And I sat there in my head saying "Uhhhh...ya, of course it is!" LOL...I didn't notice that I used the wrong yellow *head hung in shame* So, I apologize - make sure you use Daffodil Delight! :)

Hop on over to the the rest of the SP Divas and check out their creations and be sure to link up yours for us to leave you some comments as well. See you shortly for another PPC color combo.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Totally Stampalicious!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian PEEPS! As this post goes live, I am in southern Alberta visiting my Dad for the weekend - he wanted to try barbecuing a turkey on the rotisserie! I will let you know how that all went when I get back :)

Totally Stampalicious wants to see some THANKSGIVING or THANK YOU projects this week :) For my card, I chose to ink up "Dottie Desserts" as baking pies was always a family tradition that happened in our family. My Mom used to always make a huge selection: apple, pumpkin, cherry, and blueberry. I, however, am not that adventurous and usually stick to apple or cherry....sometimes pumpkin!

Thank you so much for stopping in today! I hope you are enjoying some warm, relaxing, stress-free family time and remembering what all you have to be grateful for. If you get some time this week - pop on over to the TS Challenge Blog, and link up your Thanksgiving/Thank You creation for us! 

See you soon for another PPC and SPCC color challenge! Ciao!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Monochromatic Christmas at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday! I sure hope your week has been fantastic and you've had some time to sit and be crafty. This week's challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks is "Monochromatic" And is being hosted by our wonderful Leanne! I had a lot of fun creating this card using a new set from Stampin' Up! called Christmas Lodge. I hope you enjoy it too:

For my color combo, I used Whisper White, Basic Grey and Basic Black. Please be sure to check out what gorgeous creations were made by our other 3 Chicks and our wonderful Guest Designer for October - Christy Dillman! Leave them each some love and link up your Monochromatic creation so we can do the same for YOU! Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 3, 2011

SPCC #120 - Thinking of You

Welcome, welcome! Are you ready for a soft, pretty color challenge? Samantha from Scrapmaster's Paradise has issued just that:

I found this gorgeous stamp at a LSS when I was visiting my good friend, Tamie. It's located in Leduc and it's called Scribblers 'N Such. The pearls I had matched the Calypso Coral just perfectly! Whoot!! Gotta luv it when that happens. I have a friend who is going through a bit of a rough time, so I wanted to send this card to help brighten her sure to check out what the rest of the SP Divas have created for your inspirational pleasure by clicking HERE. Thanks for stopping in again today! Happy crafting!

PPC - CC#74 - Go Green!!!

Happy Monday! Welcome to another color challenge brought to us by Megan from Picture Perfect Creations...I found this color combo a bit "challenging" and I guess that is why we have them, right? I think it was the Lucky Limeade, but after I got the card all done, I think it turned out alright!

Stamps: Bold Sentiments I (SP & Co.); Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade DP; Ink: Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories: finial press embossing folder, pearls, nestabilities, white satin ribbon, paper piercer, dimensionals, sponge dauber

Be sure to check out the other inspiration from the PPC Design Team - blogs are listed on my right-hand sidebar for your clicking convenience *wink* and please be sure to ink up some wonderful creations and link them back to the PPC Challenge blog so we can share some love with YOU :)

See you soon with another color challenge from our wonderful Samantha at Scrapmaster's Paradise!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Embossing Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for a fun and exciting challenge? Totally Stampalicious is wanting you to do some EMBOSSING this week - yep, heat embossing or dry embossing - your choice! I love this technique - I use dry embossing a lot with my Cuttlebug/Stampin' Up! folders and I also love to heat emboss my images if I am coloring them! So this week was a double whammy....hope you enjoy Nurse Margaret:

Please take some time to check out the rest of the wonderful creations made by our UBER talented Design Team (click HERE) and then link up your creation so we can leave you some lovin's too :) Happy crafting!