Thursday, June 28, 2012

"School's Out!!!" 4 CCC#96

Happy Thursday everyone! Are you ready for another challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks? This week it is my turn to be hostess and my challenge is as follows:

Challenge #96 - SCHOOL'S OUT!!

Now, this can be whatever you feel represents school being done....a holiday, beach time, a teacher gift/card, awesome marks, moving on to college/university - you name it! The possibilities are endless! Show us whatever comes to mind when you hear "SCHOOL'S OUT!" :o)

I really didn't know what type of card I was going to do for this week's theme, so I just went rummaging through my whole stash and I came across my new set I got from MFT called Let's Chat and I thought of all the kids who are gonna be doing this exact same thing once school is out as they might not see their friends on a daily basis!! LOL...It was PERFECT! I paper pieced the polka dot background and her shirt :)

Stamps: Let's Chat - My Favorite Things
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, For The Record DP
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spellbinders, flower die from MFT, texting die from MFT, pearls, twine, dimensionals

I hope you get a chance to pop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge blog HERE and participate in this week's challenge - Miss Melissa is offering up a super dooper prize this week and be sure to check out the rest of the Chicks' creations while you are there - they ROCK! Ciao!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Totally Stampalicious is Seeing "RED"

Happy Totally Stampalicious Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We are gearing up here for the Ponoka Stampede and my daughter's competitive swim club works a food booth all week on the infield for all the contestants and their families/friends. This is our major fundraiser of the year, so it's a busy one! I am looking forward to it, as it *is* a lot of fun, however, I am Treasurer this year for the club, and that means I am going to have to almost live at the food booth this year, so that part isn't so attractive to me! LOL...Hopefully it goes by fast and then I can relax for the rest of the summer!

Our challenge this week over at Totally Stampalicious is "RED & WHITE" In celebration of Canada Day, we want to see projects using red and white colors....I decided to go with a CAS card this week using our newly released Sean Dog. You can get him at the Totally Stampalicious store....he is ADORABLE!!

Sean Dog comes complete with four cute sentiments that will warm your heart! Make sure you get your set today!

Be sure to hop on over to the Totally Stampalicious Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the Dream Team DT has created JUST FOR YOUR CRAFTY PLEASURE!!! Ciao!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

4 CCC #95 - By The Sea

Welcome back to this week's challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks! Our wonderful Tamie is our hostess this week and she has given us all the following challenge:

4 CCC #95 - BY THE SEA

I don't really have any "sea" images that I could stamp and color, so I decided to use this little girlie holding her camera and adorning her cute sunglasses like she were enjoying a beach day! :)

Stamps: CC Designs, MFT; Paper: Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Splash EP Designer Paper; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: MFT Sun die, spellbinders, dimensionals, Copic Markers

Be sure to stop on by the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE to link up your "by the sea" creation so we can leave you some love on your blog!! Happy crafting! :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

All About TEENS at Totally Stampalicious!

 I hope you enjoyed your weekend - ours here in central Alberta has actually been "DRY!" We have been getting so much rain that we now are saturated and our garden and fields are under water in some areas...hopefully some sun is scheduled to come and STAY!!

For this week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious, the girls and I are looking for some "TEEN projects!" Yep, we want you to make a card, scrapbook layout or 3D project made with some sort of TEEN THEME. For my card, I wanted to ink up the newly released "Girlz Rock," that is available at the Totally Stampalicious store NOW! She comes complete with 6 very fitting sentiments for today's teens! :)

Stamps: Girlz Rock (Totally Stampalicious)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Country Drive (Echo Park) DSP
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, SU Craft White
Accessories: Copic Markers, white embossing powder, heat gun, twine, pearls, dimensionals, SU! arrow punch, small oval punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed (month-long challenge) - Pop It! (add dimension!)
Cute Card Thursday - punches (arrow and oval punches)
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Colour it Up!
Be sure to hop on over to the TS Challenge Blog and check out what the rest of the super-talented "Dream Team" has in store for you! Have a great week!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June Release and Blog Hop at Totally Stampalicious!

Welcome to the 10th stop of our
We have FOUR BRAND NEW STAMP SETS from our fabulous Bugaboo line by artist 

For my first card, I used the oh so humorous "COMPUTER STELLA"  

She comes complete with 4 smart-aleck sentiments - perfect for that "techie" in your life!! 

As always we'll be giving away PRIZES as well to THREE lucky Hoppers!!!

1st Prize - All 4 New Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
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!!!!

For my second card, I inked up the uber cute "CLYDE BUG"....

He was so much fun to color - you could make him in ANY color combination you want - he's super cute! :) 

Now it's time to hop on over to the incredibly talented Jessie - My Creative Escape, to see what AWESOME-NESS she has for us!! 

Here is the entire line-up in case there are any glitches along the way!!

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win, win, win!!! Then head on over to the store to get your stamps - you won't want to miss out on this release!! :)

Sketch Time at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Welcome back to another 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday! Are you ready for another awesome challenge by our "one-and-only" Melissa?! She has this wonderful sketch for you:

It was my 18th wedding anniversary on June 11th, and this is the card I made for my wonderful man:

Stamps: Gus and Stella Anniversary (Totally Stampalicious)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Marjolaine DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Spellbinders, scallop border punch, modern label punch, word window punch, Copic Markers, pearls, dimensionals

 Be sure you check out the rest of the wonderful projects made using Melissa's awesome sketch HERE, then link up your creation so we can leave you some lovin' too! Happy crafting!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Gettin' in Shape with Totally Stampalicious!!

Hi all! The challenge over at Totally Stampalicious this week is "GET IN SHAPE! Create a card in any shape EXCEPT a square or rectangle!" I decided to dig through my stash and I came across my Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle die to create my card base....

I then went digging through all my wonderful Totally Stampalicious stamp sets and came across this cute patootie - Sweet Birthday Kids to use on my card front...hope you enjoy him as much as I did coloring him and bringing him to life! :)

Stamps: Sweet Birthday Kids - Totally Stampalicious
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Lime Twist DP - MME
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: SU Scallop Circle die, Spellbinders, Copic Markers, pearls, SU Modern Label punch, dimensionals

Now, hop on over to the Totally Stampalicious Challenge Blog - HERE - to see all the wonderfully different shaped cards the rest of the DREAM TEAM has created for you! Ciao!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

4 CCC#93 - Monochromatic!

Happy Thursday PEEPS! This week, over at 4 Crafty Chicks, we are introducing our newest guest designer, Alethea! Welcome girlie! Miss Leanne is our wonderful hostess-with-da-mostess and she is challenging you to the following:


I knew I wanted to use BLUES as soon as I saw Leanne's challenge, but I didn't know in what way I would use them for my project this week. It just so happened that I was doing some errands for my DH and I had to wait in town for a few hours for some supplies so I headed on out to Melissa's for the morning. She opened up her craft room to me and we had a great time creating together! Here's what I came up with from Melissa's stash of goodies:

Stamps: Cat's Pajamas; Ink: Night of Navy; Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, unknown snowflake DP; Accessories: Spellbinders, pearls, twine, border punch, button, dimensionals, Stampin' Up! snowflake border die

Thanks again, Melissa, for letting me invade your stash of crafty goodness!! I had a lot of fun crafting with you and we'll have to do it again soon :) Please be sure to head on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE and check out all the other inspiration created for your crafting pleasure! Link up your creation so we can leave you some lovin's too! Happy crafting!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Get Your Giggles on with Totally Stampalicious!!

Happy Totally Stampalicious Monday!

First off, I'd like to say a HUGE Stampalicious WELCOME to our new Design Team members! Congratulations, ladies, I can't wait to get to work with you!! 

It's been a very long, busy, hectic, stressful week for this girl and my family. We are having some trouble "adjusting" to having DH home full there's been a lot of extra tension, stress and emotions flying around our home so, I admit, I haven't had much time in my craft room or on the computer these days. Just need to spend more "family" time together and that is something we're not used to LOL...

I quickly whipped my card up yesterday afternoon in between helping my hubby with our semi truck - it has been torn apart since Wednesday! Not good when you need it to run your own business LOL....Oh well, it's all back together now, he's back spraying today and away we go...hopefully the weather stays good now for a while.

Alright...enough of my

Our challenge this week over at Totally Stampalicious is GET YOUR GIGGLE ON - make a funny card!" Easy peesy, right?!? Well, not for me - only because I just couldn't decide on which FUNNY set to use! There are so many awesome ones that fit that, I decided to ink up one that I haven't used much yet - SHOPPING CART STELLA. I love Stella...she seriously cracks me up!

Please be sure to hop on over to the TS Challenge BLOG and see what other "hilarious" creations the dream team has made for you!! Happy crafting!!