Monday, November 28, 2011

SPCC #128 Peace, Joy, Be Merry!

Welcome back! Samantha at Scrapmaster's Paradise has issued yet another awesome color palette for this week! I found this combo rather "Christmas-y" so I decided to use the Mojo Monday sketch from last week and the SP & Co. stamp set "Cutest Gingerbread" for the sentiments

Stamps: Cutest Gingerbread (SP & Co.); Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Stampin' Up! DSP; Ink: Momento Black; Accessories: Ornament dies from Whimsy, silver brads, baker's twine, snow dots embossing folder

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenges - Christmas or Winter
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Pattie's Creations - Christmas
Friday Mashup - Sugar and Spice Make Christmas Nice
The Poodles Parlour - Christmas
2 Sisters - Holiday
Sweet Stampin - Dies/Punches
Craft Your Days Away - Buttons or Bows
Aud Sentiments - Winter Holiday Sentiments
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Christmas
TotallyPaperCrafts - Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday Challenges - Anything Christmas

Please check the right-hand sidebar for the other members of the SPCC Design Team and be sure to hop on over to see their wonderful creations using this week's color combo! Happy crafting!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Non-Traditional Christmas at Totally Stampalicious!

Happy Monday! Welcome back to another challenge from Totally Stampalicious...can you believe that we are less than ONE MONTH from Christmas? EEEK!!! I'm so not to finish, shopping to do, baking to start...but, it will come together - always does, RIGHT?!? *wink*

Our challenge this week over at TS is a non-traditional Christmas colors card or project. I decided to use one of our newest releases, Margaret December for my card. I always get such a chuckle out of Margaret - she's a hoot! And the sentiments that come with her set are awesome!

Stamps: Margaret December (Totally Stampalicious); Paper: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink, Cheerful Treat DSP (Stampin' Up!); Ink: Momento Black; Accessories: copic markers, nestabilities, concord ribbon, dimensionals, scallop border punch, dazzling details

Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to check out the other creations from the uber-talented Design Team HERE! Happy stamping!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday sale at Totally Stampalicious!

Totally Stampalicious is wishing all of our American Friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We are having an AWESOME BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!! 

You can now SAVE 25% off your ENTIRE purchase at Totally Stampalicious!!!!

This INCREDIBLE SALE is on now and available until midnight tonight EST so head on over to Totally Stampalicious Now!! Use Coupon Code BLACKFRIDAY25  Coupon can not be combined with any other offer. Happy shopping and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

4 CCC#65 - Snowflakes

Good morning!! The challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks is my choice and I decided to do "SNOWFLAKES!" I love snowflakes and snowmen, so I did a card that has both :) I hope you enjoy him!!!

I had so much fun creating this card - there is so much going on with it and I LOVED IT!! The pleated ribbon was awesome to create, all the bling and snowflakes are fun! Be sure to check out what the other CHICKS created and leave them some love! Their links are on the right-hand sidebar :)

Have a super weekend and enjoy your crafting time!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Monday 2-for-1

Hello crafty PEEPS! Welcome back to MONDAY! Boy, did central Alberta ever get hit last Thursday/Friday with a winter snowfall! First major one of the year - we should be used to it by now you would think :) My daughter had a competitive swim meet in Edmonton this past weekend and she did phenomenal - I am so proud of her!! 

Now, it's back to routine and another week - and you know what that means, right? Another challenge from Totally Stampalicious and Scrapmaster's Paradise! Today I decided to create a card with BOTH CHALLENGES...Totally Stampalicious wants you to use 2 different stamp sets when creating your cards or projects (I used Scarlette Mistletoe and Pimp My Ride Stella

The color combination at Scrapmaster's Paradise is:

...and here's my card using both challenges:

I just love these new releases from TS...I think you can prolly tell that though, hey?!? I sure hope you get a chance to play at both of these wonderful challenge sites this week! I'd love to be able to come visit your blog and leave you some comments!

Don't forget about the awesome promotion happening over at Totally Stampalicious:

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

Happy crafting!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Scissor Time at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday! Well, as I type this, the snow is falling - HARD! We are under a winter storm warning all across northern/central Alberta with amounts of 10-20 cm of snow expected. Of course, it wouldn't be "too bad" if it was just snow, however, that nasty thing called WIND is scheduled to show up today too! UGH! Visibility will be next to nothing. Stay safe out there PEEPS!

OK...onto this week's challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks...Tamie is our wonderful hostess-with-the-mostess this week and her challenge for us is PAPER PIECING. Fun, fun, fun! For my card I decided to use Going to Town Gus from Totally Stampalicious and I paper pieced the tablecloth! Isn't he just HILARIOUS! I love Gus....

Thanks for stopping in today and please take some time to check out the other wonderful projects created by our Design Team. I hope you find some time to sit with a cuppa hot chocoloate, coffee, tea or whatever your warm drink of choice, and craft along with us this week. Click HERE to link your project! Happy crafting!

Monday, November 14, 2011

SPCC #126 - Winter Wishes!

Good morning crafty PEEPS! After a lovely week off of school, the kids are back at school today and I'm glad to be back into my routine...although, it was really, really nice to sleep in and not worry about lunches etc. Approximately one month to go, and then we're on Christmas break! :)

This week, Samantha has given us this wonderful, Christmas-y color combo for us to work with (at least, that is what *I* saw - Christmas) LOL! I am so happy to be making Christmas cards - a challenge to myself is to use all color combos in the next little while as Christmas cards - maybe I can get a great jump start on them :) Pretty soon, the big day will be here and we will wonder where the time went....

For my card, I decided to stamp and paper piece one of my Pure Innocence winter cuties and cut her out with circle nesties, layered on scalloped circle...I added some texture with a snowflake Cuttlebug folder and then some wonderful bling and dazzling diamonds! This combo is such a pretty Christmas palette - can't wait to see what you all come up with - Christmas or not! Be sure to link up your creation HERE! Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Totally Stampalicious goes 3D!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for an exciting challenge from Totally Stampalicious? This week, we want to see your 3D projects :) How cool! I had a ton of fun making my gift box using the Winter Bird Snowman stamp set. The kraft boxes are from Stampin' Up! and I used some older DSP - hope you enjoy it!

I know this challenge is going to bring out all the coolest projects!!! I cannot WAIT to see them all :) Please link your creation back to the Totally Stampalicious Challenge Blog HERE....happy crafting!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #63 - BABY

Happy Thursday everyone! The kids and I are thoroughly enjoying "Fall Break" as we sleep in, no lunches to pack, no homework and I can craft at night - LATE! :) This weekend is hopefully just a chillaxin'-at-home with some baking and meal preparing for the week about you? Need a challenge to do this week? Our wonderful Melissa has issued a BABY challenge this week - you up to it? Here's mine:

I loved making this card - I borrowed a Stamping Bella stamp from Melissa and sat down to create one evening while I cyber crafted with Leanne. This card came together rather quickly - I just love this DP! It fit the bill perfectly!

I am entering my card into the following challenge:

CCEE Stampers - 3 different shapes (I did oval, circle and square)

Please check out the other CHICKS blogs for more "cute" BABY creations:

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

Link up your creation HERE and we'll be sure to pop on by and say hello :) Happy crafting!

Monday, November 7, 2011

SPCC #125 - Crafting with Jackie (and a DT call!)

This week at Scrapmaster's Paradise, our color combo is a soft, pastel-y one :) My sister was here for the weekend and when I asked her "what should I stamp with these colors?" she promptly said, "ornaments!" I ran to my stamp cupboard and grabbed my stamp set of fancy ornaments and my snowflake embossing folder - here is the finished product:

I had a lot of fun crafting with my sister this weekend - she doesn't get much free time to do it and my kids helped out a lot so that she "could" stamp with me :) Thanks again, Jackie!! 

Samantha is looking for some new Divas for SP & Co. Stamps - click HERE for more info :)

Please take some time this week to sit and get inky with us - it can be a 3D project, card, scrapbook page, you name it, we wanna see it! Link up your creation HERE so we can leave you some luvin's too :) Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious!

Hello everyone! I have had such a great DH surprised us and came home for a couple days (was supposed to be gone for a month), my youngest sister, Jackie, and the kiddos are here for a visit and we got to do some much-needed Christmas card making! :) She is bathing the kids now and after they go to bed, we will commence the crafty-ness and see how many more we can make! YIPPEEE!

This week, the challenge over at Totally Stampalicious is an open, free-for-all type challenge - ANYTHING fun! For my card I decided to ink up the cutie patootie Ava Fairy:

Isn't she just the sweetest thing?!? You can't see it very well in the photo, but I added some glitter to her wings - what's a fairy without glitter?!?

Don't forget about our delicious Dessert Menu that is going on. Haven't heard about it yet? Well let me fill you in on the details:

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

Added bonus: Our 4X6 stamp sets are now only $8.95! 

I am so excited to see everyone's creations with this challenge...there are so many different creations submitted and the talent out there is amazing! Link up your creation HERE so we can stop by your blog and leave you some warm and fuzzy LOVE! Happy crafting!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #62 - Die Cuts

Good morning...happy Thursday! Can you believe that it's NOVEMBER already?!? OMGOSH where is the time going? Pretty soon that big, jolly man in the red suit will be visiting us and I'm not sure I'm ready for that quite yet!'s coming fast - that's for sure!

Our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week from our wonderful hostess-with-the-mostess, Leanne, is DIE CUTS. Easy peezy, right?!? For my card, I colored up Deacon Elf from Totally Stampalicious and used a couple different nestabilities to cut him out and mat him.

Please be sure to check out the other Chicks' creations:

Victoria (Guest Designer) - Victoria Lavender
Melissa - My Paper Obsession
Leanne - Banking on Crafts
Tamie - Paper Infusions and More

...and then link up YOUR creation using die cuts at our challenge blog! We cannot wait to see what wonderful masterpieces y'all come up with! CHEERS!