Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gettin' Fit with 4 Crafty Chicks!

 This week over at 4 Crafty Chicks, it's is my turn to bring you this week's challenge. Are you ready to have some fun?


Let's see whatchya got folks! This challenge is open to any interpretation you want as far as Health and Fitness...this one leaves the door WIDE OPEN! :)

I went in search of a sketch and came across this gorgeous one from Sketch Saturday a few weeks back - perfect for my image:

I wanted to use this cute Yoga Dottie from Totally Stampalicious as my main image for this challenge - she is just the right size and fits the bill perfectly:

Stamps: Yoga Dottie - Totally Stampalicious
Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Springtime DSP (EP)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, border punches, flowers, dimensionals, martha leaf punch 

Please be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog and load up your creation for us! I'd love to see what you make using my "Health and Fitness" challenge this week :) Happy crafting!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

4 CCC#108 - Leaves

Happy Thursday! It is Tamie's turn to be hostess-with-the-mostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week! She is issuing the following challenge for all of us this week: 

4 CCC #108 - "LEAVES"

When I first started to plan this card, I wanted to use Fall colors as it's sooooo gorgeous out there right now with all the different warm, rich colors but instead I went with a more soft palette...

I came across THIS gorgeous card and I really, really wanted to CASE it. I really love this Verve stamp set and matching die for leaves! I altered the card a smidgen but overall, kept the same idea and layout!

Stamps: Bloom and Grow - Verve
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Baja Breeze DSP
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black 

Accessories: Spellbinders Paisley EF, Verve leaves die, Verve flowers die, button, hemp twine, pearls, Spellbinders, dimensionals, Baja Breeze ribbon

Please be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog and link up your creation with us! We cannot wait to see what you come up with! Happy crafting!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

4 CCC#107 - Color Challenge!

 This week over at 4 Crafty Chicks, it's is Melissa's turn to bring you this week's challenge. Are you ready to have some fun and get colorful?


Let's see whatchya got folks! This palette is sooo pretty, Melissa! Thanks for the wonderful challenge :)

I went in search of a sketch and came across this gorgeous one from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge site...a few weeks back - perfect for my image:

My bestie, Leanne, was here visiting in June and she left me some wonderful stamped images - including this one that I used for my card.This cutie patootie is Umbrella LuLu and she is a CC Designs image.

Stamps: Umbrella LuLu - CC Designs
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Nutmeg DSP by MME 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, scallop border punch, star punches, dimensionals, twine, EF, pearls 

Please be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog and load up your creation for us! I'd love to see what you make using Melissa's wonderful color combo! :) Happy crafting!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TS is Hoppin' with The Ribbon Carousel!!

This week, the Totally Stampalicious dream team are teaming up with The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates to bring you a blog hop jam-packed with crafty eye candy!

Welcome to the 15th stop of the combination Totally Stampalicious/Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop! If you arrived from Katie's blog, you are on the right track! If you just popped in - please click HERE and start at the beginning - trust me, you do NOT want to miss out! 

Along this hop, we will be showing off Totally Stampalicious' September release of stamps AND some yummy, delish ribbon and twine from the Ribbon Carousel (thanks for all the wonderful samples, Corinna!!) 

We have FOUR BRAND NEW STAMP SETS from our fabulous Bugaboo line by artist

 Are you ready to see some goodies?!? 

The first card I made was using the ever-so-hilarious Stella Waitress and some awesome orange mesh ribbon (supplied by RC):

I totally LOVE this sentiment from Stella...LOL!!!

Now, lets talk prizes! 

The Ribbon Carousel will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to the Ribbon Carousel Store and we, at Totally Stampalicious, will be giving away all 4 new sets!!

For my next card, I used the "too cool" Johnny Skateboard and some yummy orange satin ribbon from the RC:

Now for your next stop, you will visit the uber-talented Kim O'Connell's blog

Enjoy the hop and be sure to leave some blog love along your way to be eligible for the prizes! Winners will be announced Saturday night at 8:00 PM EST.

Monday, September 10, 2012

TS Monday - Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon!!!

Happy Totally Stampalicious Monday! Well, the kids have been in school for a week now, and so far so good! Calvin is in Grade 10 with a full work load and Kimberly is in Grade 8. She tried out for the volleyball team last Thursday (and made it! Yay, Kim!) and also signed up again with her competitive swimming club, so it will be another busy year for us, but not complaining - it's awesome going and cheering them on and being a part of their school/sports world!

We have all kinds of SUPER FUN and EXCITING news this Happy Stampalicious Monday!! Guess who we're teaming up with to celebrate our next new release with???!!!! That's right!!! EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE RIBBON STORE!!! Ribbon Carousel!

The fun starts this WEDNESDAY, Sept 12th and you can bet there's going to be a prize from BOTH Totally Stampalicious and Ribbon Carousel so you DO NOT want to miss this!!!

Oh but wait!!! There's more!!!!

We figured it was time to rev things up a little with a new contest!! We are offering up FREE STAMPS for an ENTIRE YEAR!!!! We're talking ALL NEW RELEASES for 2013!!! (approx 40+ stamp sets) And it's soooooooooo easy to win!! Your name will automatically be entered once for EVERY SINGLE stamp set that you buy!! So if you order 5 sets, your name is in 5 times (plus you would get a free set of your choice from the Dessert promo!)

Contest runs until Dec. 28th and the winner will be announced Dec 31! (what a great way to bring in the New Year!!) Click here for the complete contest rules....

This week's challenge over at Totally Stampalicious is an easy-peesy one! With the upcoming Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop, the girls issued a RIBBON challenge! Told ya it was easy enough!!

For my card this week, I decided to use our newly released funny guy - Baseball Gus!

I stamped Gus and colored him with Copic Markers and fussy-cut him out to "pop-up" on the awesome layers of my Authentique DP series called "Celebrate." I used black satin ribbon to finish it off. Baseball Gus comes complete with 6 "sporty" sentiments and is available HERE.

Thanks for stopping in today and be sure to hop on over to see what other yummy, delish creations the rest of the DT has for you! Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Card for FUN?!? SERIOUSLY?...seriously :)

 Yep, you heard that right!! I {actually} sat this afternoon and made a card - JUST FOR FUN! Whoop! Whoop! I have been feeling under the weather pretty badly for the past week or so with a nasty head cold and today was the first day in over a week I feel sort of human! I am still stuffy and a headache, but NO WHERE NEAR what it was like earlier :) Thank goodness for Neo Citran, NyQuil and tea!

I {heart, heart, heart} all things My Favorite Things - stamps, dies, sketches, etc. so today I decided to sit and do their Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #88:
My sister, Jackie, a good friend of mine, Melissa and I are heading to Banff, AB for a 10 km run called Melissa's Road Race on September 22nd and I built this card for my amazing sister! (Hopefully she won't check out my blog before then - ha!) She inspires me so much - she really enjoys running, and this will be our very first run participating TOGETHER...(on a side note, I really need to get out and get training for it - 2 weeks is NOT a long time!) Gonna start tomorrow with a walk and see how I make out with my cold ;)

The Graphic T-shirt set comes with the t-shirt die and makes your card building process go so much quicker! Awesome set - it is sooo versatile! Check it out!  :)

Here's the card I made for Jackie:

Stamps: Graphic T-shirt (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Plumeria DP (Basic Grey)
Ink: Concord Crush
Accessories: T-shirt DieNamics, Flower DieNamics, Spellbinders, twine, pearls, dimensionals, Dots EF

 Thanks for stopping in again today - if you are looking for my 4 Crafty Chicks Blog Hop post, please scroll down ;)

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #106 - Metal and GDT Search with Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday! Welcome back to another week of 4 Crafty Chicks. This week marks our 3rd Blog Hop of 2012 with another search for our Guest Designers for October, November and December. This is the 4th stop of the if you've popped in and want to start at the beginning, click HERE

We absolutely loved having Alethea, Judy and Annie join us for the months of June, July and August and we cannot WAIT to see who will join us next!

This week’s challenge is brought to you from our wonderful Leanne and she is wanting to see METAL on our projects. Whatever you choose to use for metal, is up to you! Brads, eyelets, pins, charms, clips, etc. Let's see 'em!!

For my card, I decided to dust off my Crop-a-dile and use some large eyelets :) I really do enjoy these and I need to start using them again - they make the perfect touch on certain projects! 

Here’s the low-down on the Blog Hop:
  • 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.
Would you like to join the 4 Crafty Chicks as a Guest Designer? If you participate in this week’s 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 - one project per week (which you will receive immediately after being chosen as Guest Designer.)

That's enough of my babbling -  I suppose you ALL want to get busy hopping, right? Well, what are we waiting for? Off you go!!  Don't forget to leave your comments because each Chick has their own blog hop prize to give away!

4 Crafty Chicks' Blog

Here is my prize for one lucky commenter on my blog:

My gift prize contains a package of white organza bows, a cute acrylic stamp set, a package of eyelets and a package of brads. I will also throw in 3 handmade cards :)  Good luck!!
I hope you will all take a few minutes to play along with us this week – we can’t wait to choose our next group of Guest Designers! Have fun, everyone!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Anything But a Card @ Totally Stampalicious!

Hi all! The challenge over at Totally Stampalicious this week is "ANYTHING BUT A CARD!"

I am feeling under the weather these last couple days with a nasty head cold so today's project is a fairly simple-not-much-thinking-required type of project! I like those sometimes :)

I have a small stash of "alterable" items that I've been meaning to make gifts out of and these notebooks were in the box:

I decided to make a "Holiday Planner Notebook" with the cute set called Deacon and Ava HoHo:

I covered the notebook with Basic Black paper, then decorated the front panel :) I think it's very cute! And it was quick - bonus!!

Stamps: Deacon and Ava HoHo - Totally Stampalicious
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Holly Jolly Christmas (EP) 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Red Striped ribbon, notebook

Now, hop on over to the Totally Stampalicious Challenge Blog - HERE - to see all the wonderful "Anything But a Card" projects the rest of the DREAM TEAM has created for you! Ciao