Thursday, December 29, 2011

Something New from 4 Crafty Chicks!!

Happy Thursday PEEPS! How was your Christmas? Ours was filled with wonderful friends and family and lots of fabulous dinners and get-togethers! My hubby, the kids and I have had a nice, relaxing week this week so far - but now I will be running around the house frantically getting everything ready for our New Year's Eve party here on Saturday night! I can't wait - will be a lot of fun celebrating with my Dad, baby sister Jackie and her family and my Aunt and Uncle....

Alrighty - onto this week's challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks! This is a Crazy Egg week as there are 5 Thursdays this month :) For this week's challenge, we want to see "Something New." It can be a new project (kit), embellishment, stamp, paper, spellbinder - you name it, you can use it - AS LONG AS IT'S NEW! 

It is my turn to offer the prize for this Crazy Egg Challenge and here is a picture of what one lucky participant (chosen by will receive:

For my project, I made a chipboard picture album called Holly Jolly Christmas and it uses the Bo Bunny line called St. Nick....I had a lot of fun creating this album for someone special this holiday season! I hope you enjoy it too:

Please take some time to hop on over to the challenge blog site HERE and see what the other Chicks and our Guest Designer, Dee, have in store for you! Grab some cocoa, tea or coffee and sit for a spell and create with us this week...we'd love to see what "NEW" goodies you have to create with!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks #69 - Anything But a Square or Rectangle

Good morning everyone!! Are you ready for the big day? Only 3 more sleeps!!! I do believe I am ready - believe it or not! :) This year is not all crazy and busy...we're taking it easy and going to try and squeeze in as many visits as we can with friends and family we don't see very often!

This week's challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks is being hosted by myself and I wanted to try something new (for me anyways).  This week, I want to see any project that is NOT a square or rectangle. I have seen so many cool cards made with nestabilities and so I decided to give it a try. My fold at the top of my card is a bit off, but not too bad for my first attempt at it! It was super fast to make and it's adorable!

It was fun doing something a bit out of the ordinary! I cannot WAIT to see all the neat, funky projects that will come out of this challenge! Please check the right-hand sidebar for links to the other Chicks blogs - I know they have some really gorgeous projects to show you!!

 I would like to take this time to wish all of my followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May you be blessed this holiday season with good health, prosperity, friends and loved ones. See you next week!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Winter Wishes from Scrapmaster's Paradise!

Welcome back!! Are you ready for the last color combo of 2011? This one was a lot of fun to work with - I "knew" I could pull off a Christmas card with these colors - I really love it! 

Thanks, Samantha, for all the wonderful color challenges for the past year - some of them were easy, peesy...others were a tad challenging! I guess that's why we have them right?! I hope you are all as excited as we are over at SP & Co. - we have some HUGE changes coming in the new year, so please stay tuned!!

For my card this week, I inked up the snowflakes from Falling Snow and made my own background paper. I added gems to the middle of each snowflake for extra sparkle :) 

Stamps: Falling Snow (SP & Co.); Paper: Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Real Red; Ink: Real Red, Wisteria Wonder; Accessories: swiss dots embossing folder, wisteria ribbon, pearls, gems, dimensionals, scallop edge punch

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Scrap-Creations - Snow
Paper Sundaes - Celebrate!
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes and Ribbon
Stampin' for the Weekend - Christmas
Charisma Cardz - Last Minute Xmas Makes

From all of us at Scrapmaster's Paradise, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy the holidays with family and friends and take some time to get crafty :) See you in 2012!

OOOOH! I See Something Shiny at Totally Stampalicious!!

Hi everyone! The theme this week over at Totally Stampalicious is "SPARKLE" - so that means bling, glitter, etc. I couldn't wait to ink up this pair of cutie-patooties and "bling 'em up!" I colored my image with Copic markers and then used my liquid glue to attach some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to various spots on the image. I also drew in a few snow mounds on the bottom of the image to add more glittery snow! I hope you can play along this week!!

Stamps: Deacon and Ava HoHo (Totally Stampalicious); Paper: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Jovial DP (Basic Grey); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: copic markers, lace ribbon, nestabilities, snowflake punch, circle punch, gems, dimensionals, dazzling diamonds glitter, glue pen

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

JUGS - color (red/green/kraft or white)
Scrap-Creations - Snow
Catch the Bug Creations - Baby it's Cold Outside
Cupcake Inspirations - photo inspiration (I used the colors)
Paper Sundaes - Celebrate
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes & Ribbon
Stampin' for the Weekend - Christmas!
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Last Minute Xmas Makes

The rest of the gals have created some SUPER DOOPER gorgeous creations for you all this week - hop on over to the TS Challenge Blog to admire them - links are on my right-hand sidebar!

See you soon for another color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

4 CCC#68 Christmas Card Extravaganza......

Welcome back to another challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks! There are only 10 days left until the big guy arrives - are you READY?!? If not, this week's challenge, hosted by our wonderful Tamie, will be sure to help you out! Our theme this week is CHRISTMAS it traditional colors, non-traditional colors, gift cards, gift card holders, you name it - if it is some sort of Christmas card, we wanna see it! :) 

This is a picture of the Christmas cards I am sending out this year....(sorry for those folks who will be receiving one - this is a spoiler post!) and I found the layout on Splitcoaststampers but cannot remember who the original person was who had this wonderful idea...if it is you, please let me know so I can give credit where due. I altered the colors and papers and added some DP from last year's SU! Christmas stash....

Stamps: The Sounding Joy, Serene Snowflakes; Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Stampin' Up! DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake; Accessories: scallop edge trim punch, early espresso ribbon, corner punch, gems

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Clearly iStamp: Christmas
Fresh Brewed: Christmas
Creative Card Crew: Tis the Season
Creative Belli Challenge: Winter or Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges: Christmas
One Crazy Stamper: Christmas
Papertake Weekly: I'm Dreaming of a (insert fave color here - I chose brown/red) Christmas

The other Chicks, along with our new Guest Designer, Dee, have some gorgeous creations for you to drool HERE!

Monday, December 12, 2011

SPCC #130 - Sending Holiday Joy

Hi all! This week's color challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise is definitely a Christmas combination! I have been waiting for a time to use my new-to-me set from Papertrey Ink called 2008 Holiday Tag Collection. The colors have definitely WOW factor and it didn't take long for my card to come together:

Stamps: 2008 Holiday Tag Collection (PTI), Snow Wonderful (Verve); Paper: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Momento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Nestabilities, circle punch, scallop trim border punch, cobbler seam binding, dimensionals

I am adding my card to the following challenges:

Clearly iStamp: Christmas
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: a Card with a Sentiment
Fresh Brewed: Christmas
Creative Card Crew: Tis The Season
Creative Belli Blog - Winter and Christmas
ABC Challenge: E is for Embossing
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Merry Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Phindy's Place - clean and simple
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Celebrate the Season
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Holiday theme

Thanks for stopping in - be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created for you (links are on the right-hand sidebar). Cheers!

Eat, Drink & Be Merry at Totally Stampalicious!!

Happy Monday! Twelve more days until the "big day." Seems like every year, Christmas sneaks up on me quicker and quicker - thank goodness we have challenges like this one over at Totally Stampalicious, to help me get my cards done! This week the theme is "EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY." We want to see some sort of food or drink on your cards, scrapbook pages or 3D projects :)

The image I chose was Poppi Cocoa because I love this little penguin hugging this HUGE cocoa mug - reminds me of cold winter days, snuggled up by the fire watching Christmas movies :)

I am adding my card to the following challenges:

Clearly iStamp: Christmas
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: a Card with a Sentiment
Fresh Brewed: Christmas
Creative Card Crew: Tis The Season
Creative Belli Blog - Winter and Christmas
ABC Challenge: E is for Embossing
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Merry Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Phindy's Place - clean and simple
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Celebrate the Season
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo Inspiration (I used the colors)
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Holiday theme

I do hope you take some time out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday preparations to sit and be creative with us! Be sure to link up your creation HERE for your chance to win some awesome stamps! Cheers!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Getting Colorful at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Welcome, welcome!! There is a color challenge happening over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week! Our "hostess-with-the-mostess" this week is Melissa and she has made this gorgeous color combo:

I have been doing pretty good with making Christmas cards for all my Design Team commitments and this color combo had my creative little wheels turning...I was bound and determined to make a holiday card! So, I scrounged around through all my stamp sets and came across an oldie but goodie from Verve called Pointsetta Christmas and got to work. This CAS card came together rather quickly:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesday - Holiday Greetings
Raise the Bar - Christmas
Clearly iStamp - Christmas
2 Sisters - Punches &/or Dies
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Bling It On - Christmas
Fresh Brewed - Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges- Merry Christmas
Pixie Cottage - Last Minute Gifts and Cards
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season
Crafty Creations - A Card with a Sentiment

Thanks for stopping in today! Click HERE to see what the rest of the 4 Crafty Chicks Design Team has created for you...we realize that the holiday season is upon us and we're all in the midst of Christmas parties, school functions, work parties, etc. but if you can, please find some time to sit and craft with us - we'd love to have you join us! Happy crafting!

Monday, December 5, 2011

SPCC #129 - Celebrate the Season

Welcome back! This week's color combo from SPCC helped me get yet another Christmas card completed and out of the way :) Gotta like it when that happens. Like I've mentioned in past posts, I am attempting to make all my Design Team commitment cards into Christmas cards (no matter what the challenge/color is) and so far, so good!!! Here's Samantha's color palette for the week:

For my card, I inked up Ornamental Trees from SP & Co. in Chocolate Chip ink and stamped them on Pool Party then cut them out and "popped up" the middle tree with dimensionals. I wanted to make the background look as if it was snowing behind the trees, so I used Swiss Dots embossing folder for that effect...The sentiment is from Cutest Gingerbread Man (also an SP & Co. stamp set).

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Raise The Bar - It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas
2 Sisters - Punches/Dies
CropStop: Punching your way around the holidays
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle: Holiday card
Secret Crafter: Inspiration Photo (I took the tree theme!)
Bling it On: It's Christmas!
GingerloftChallenge: Christmas
Clearly iStamp: Christmas
Scrap-Creations: Christmas

Thank you for stopping in this morning and please be sure to click HERE for more wonderful projects made for you by the Scrapmaster's Paradise Design Team. Enter your project at the SPCC Challenge Blog for your chance to win some amazing stamps from the SP & Co. store! Happy crafting!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snow is Glistenin' at Totally Stampalicious!

 Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was a good one - we had a very busy weekend with Kim swimming in our hometown "Cookie Classic" Swim Meet. She did amazing and beat all her times once again! I am so proud of her...

This week the girls over at Totally Stampalicious are looking for SNOW on your cards, scrapbook pages or 3D projects...wheeeee! I decided to have fun with Winter Bird Snowman and the sketch is from an older i{heart}2stamp challenge - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!

Stamps: Winter Bird Snowman (Totally Stampalicious); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic markers, Nestabilities (Labels 22 and Fancy Tags), SU! border punch, gems, dimensionals, assorted embossing folders, SU! Dazzling Details, paper piercer

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Pile it On - Bling it Up!
2 Sisters - Punches &/or Dies
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Christmas/Winter
One Stop Craft Challenge - Let it Snow
The ABC Challenge Blog - E is for Embossing
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Spots
Crazy 4 Challenges - Let's go to the MOVIES! (my card reminds me of Frosty the Snowman!)
Cupcake Inspirations - I used the snowmen as my inspiration!
Totally PaperCrafts - Snow
Sweet Stampin' - Snow (snowmen, snowflakes, snow people or just snow!)

The rest of the Totally Stampalicious Design Team will be sure to knock your creative socks off - be sure to click HERE to check 'em all out! Leave your project on our challenge blog for your chance to win some oh-so-cool stamps! Happy crafting!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

4 CCC#66 Happy Birthday!

Happy Thursday crafty PEEPS! Miss Leanne is our "hostess-with-the-mostess" this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks and she has issued a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" challenge (it's her birthday this month, don'tchya know?!?) to all of you! It can be a card, scrapbook page, 3D project...the list is endless!

For my card, I decided to dig out some neglected Verve-a-liciousness and found a card on their gallery to CASE. Thank you to Jackie Pedro, for the awesome idea! When I came across her gorgeous card, I immediately thought of my beautiful daughter, who's birthday is at the end of this one is for her:

Stamps: Bloom & Grow, Love Deepens (Verve), Stitchery Doo (SP & Co.); Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Life of The Party DP (Lime Twist); Ink: Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade; Accessories: Verve dies, nestablilties, brad, dimensionals, sponge

This month, we have a new Guest Designer, Dee, so be sure to check out her wonderful creation along with the other 3 Chicks HERE....we'd love to have you join us this week so dig out those birthday stamps, pictures, pennants, balloons, candles, cakes or whatever you've got to make a birthday project for us! Happy crafting!