Thursday, January 31, 2013

MFTWSC109 & CQC#174 - You Are Beautiful

Wow! I got to fit in two "for fun" cards today :) Woot! Woot! It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of MFT - so I wanted to participate in their Wednesday Sketch Challenge and this week's is so much fun - open to many different interpretations!

I went in search of a color combo and realized that I have not played at Colour Q in *such* a long time (insert bowed, shameful head here!) LOL...the colors this week are SCAAREEMING Valentine's!! So, that's what I made:

This sketch was so easy to follow and I kept it CAS ...turned out lovely, I must admit! :) I think I need to invest in some of the MFT Dienamics Dies...I had cut the fish tail end of the sentiment layer and I was not happy with it....the Dienamics will definitely come in handy!!! ;)

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper Playtime: Use Some Brown
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in *again* today (yipppeee!!) We are scheduled for more of that wonderful white stuff, with a risk of freezing rain this evening so if you are out and about, please be careful!! Ciao!

A Card for F-U-N?!? Whoop! Whoop!

 Hello again, crafty PEEPS! I get the privilege to spend time in my craft room today - without DT obligations or deadlines!!! WAHOOOO...a card for fun! I haven't had one of those for quite some time. My good friend, Tamie, is cyber crafting with me via video chat on Yahoo Messenger - it's a lot of fun and we get to help each other out with ideas/tips/suggestions :)

I have been scoping out some new-to-me challenge sites and I came across Sketchy Fridays Challenge Blog - LOVE IT!!! Here's this week's sketch:

and here is my creation...I took the liberty of not putting the sentiment on the bottom, as I had stamped up top on the circle ;) The overall sketch layout is very visible so I'm sure the girls won't mind *wink, wink*

For my card, I used a mixture of papers from the uber cute, masculine EP Note To Self paper pad, and stamped #1 SON from MFT stamp set, Masculine Graphic Tee & Stamp Set in Early Espresso, added some ribbon and some pearls...and, WA-LAAA!! Done-did!

I'd like to also enter my card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Masculine
Paper Playtime - Use Some Brown
Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Ribbon
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Spots & Stripes

Thanks again, Tamie, for all the fun this afternoon!! :) HUGS!!!

4 CCC #127 - RECIPE Challenge & Crazy Egg!!

Happy Thursday! It's the 5th Thursday of the month - so you know what that means, right? Yep, you got it - CRAZY EGG time over at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne is our wonderful hostess-with-the-mostess this week and while she's off galivanting and enjoying sunshine, pools, drinks and WARMER TEMP's in Beverly Hills, CA....we're here in central Alberta dealing with snow and windchills of -40C!! Hardly seems fair, now does it?!? LMBO...just teasin'....I really hope she's enjoying her vacay and chillaxin' as much as she can :) Cheers, friend!!!


Use 1 patterned paper
Use 2 colors
Use 3 buttons

 Here's what I came up with using Leanne's recipe:

Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, WW, "Ginger" MME designer paper
Ink: Momento Black
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Accessories: Spellbinders, buttons, scallop border punch, embossing folder, dimensionals

Now, I did mention that it's CRAZY EGG WEEK that means it's a PRIZE week! One lucky participant will win Leanne's sure to click HERE to check it out and link up your entry!! Happy crafting and GOOD LUCK!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Totally Stampalicious & MFTWSC108

Happy Totally Stampalicious Monday!!!

The girls are looking for projects using our favorite "go-to" sketch that each of us girls use for creating. I have to admit, I scope out a lot of different ones, but My Favorite Things is one I look forward to every Wednesday :) Here's last weeks: is my card using the hilarious group of friends called Friends Wine

...and the inside:

I had so much fun coloring this trio of winers! LMBO!! I know exactly what it's like when I'm with my group of girlfriends - and this stamp set totally depicts us! :)

I hope you all will join us this week for our challenge - hop on over to the Totally Stampalicious blog HERE and link up your favorite go-to sketch for us girls!

Please don't forget that all STAMPS are on SALE for only $5.00!! We are having a HUGE Inventory Blow Out sale and will be retiring MANY of our sets so get 'em while you can!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

4 CCC#126 "Buttons, Buttons...Who's Got Buttons?"


Good morning! This week, it is my turn to deliver a challenge to all of you crafty friends via 4 Crafty Chicks! Thank you to everyone who joined us for Tamie's wonderful "pearls" challenge last week - I sure enjoyed eyeing up all that pearl candy!!! LOL...

This week's challenge is 4 CCC#126 - BUTTONS!!

Use at least one button on your project this week - that can be a card, scrapbook layout or 3D altered item!

This week's card features another My Favorite Things stamp/die set called Vertical Greetings, some hemp twine and 2 yummy buttons!! Thanks for stopping in today and be sure to hop on over to the 4 CC Challenge Blog HERE for more inspiration and to link up your project :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Totally Stampalicious Monday - {Paper Piecing}

Happy Totally Stampalicious Monday!!!

The girls are looking for projects using PAPER PIECING this week....I must admit....this technique is not one of my favorites. I really enjoy the finished look but I really don't enjoy all the finicky cutting!! This little guy turned out rather well this time :) 

I stamped the cutie patootie, Balloon Kidz Boy, then paper pieced the balloon and the basket, cut out clouds and the fence using MFT dies and made my little butterflies with my Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I really like how this card turned out - he's cute!

I hope you all will join us this week for our challenge - please don't forget that all STAMPS are on SALE for only $5.00!! We are having a HUGE Inventory Blow Out sale and will be retiring MANY of our sets so get 'em while you can!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

4 CCC#125 {Pearls!}


Hello, hello, hello!! How is everyone out in blog land today? I am so stoked to be telling you about this week's challenge that Tamie issued...yep, everyone knows that I love, love, love these as my favorite embellie:

4 CCC#125 - PEARLS!!! 

I use pearls on {almost} every's very rare for you to see one made by me without them LOL....for my card I used a new-to-me set from My Favorite Things called Girly Graphic T-Shirt. I absolutely LOVE this set - so many different sentiments to use as slogans on t-shirt - and the die is perfect!! I used last week's MFT Sketch as well - I really love their sketches - check 'em out sometime! :)

Thanks for stopping in - I can't wait to see what everyone comes up this week - don't forget those yummy pearls on your card, scrapbook layout or 3D altered item!! Happy crafting PEEPS!

Monday, January 14, 2013

MY Fav Color Combo at Totally Stampalicious!


 Happy Totally Stampalicious Monday! The challenge this week is a color combo...but, not one issued by the gals over at TS! This one is to be our very own favorite color fun!! favorite is BLUE, BROWN and WHITE!

Well, I have to confess .... it's ONE of my many, many favorites. I am a total color all colors!

For my card, I decided to ink up this newly-released cutie, Balloon Critters


I stamped the image and colored him with Copic Markers and paper-pieced the balloon...I used Spellbinders to create my background for him and added Baja stitched ribbon :)

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

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Welcome to the Totally Stampalicious January NEW RELEASE and BLOG HOP!! 

This is the 5th stop of your amazing journey and if you came from the uber-talented, Leanne's blog, then you are definitely on the right track!! 

OMGOSH, I cannot begin to tell you how good it feels to be back with the girls here at TS after my couple months off for moving! Thanks to everyone for understanding my crafty hiatus and I am so pumped and ready to show you my card for this week's release!

We have FOUR new stamp sets from our fabulous Bugaboo line by artist Jodie Mackrell!!

I am showcasing the new stamp set called Super Dottie! I love, love, love her and all 3 "perfectly-fitting" sentiment that accompany her :) 

As always we're going to give away some prizes to a few of our lucky hoppers...wanna see what YOU could WIN just by commenting on everyone's Blog?!!!

2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate


Oh but get's even better...

ALL STAMPS are on SALE for only $5.00!!!

We are having a HUGE Inventory Blow Out sale and will be retiring MANY of our sets so get 'em while you can!

Thanks for stopping in and now it's time to hop on over to Kendra's blog by clicking HERE!

Here is the entire line-up just in case you get lost along the way!

Sue aka Coffeestamper on SCS

4 CCC#124 {Melissa's Color Challenge!}

Happy Thursday! Welcome back to another weekly challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks :) This week, Melissa, is your hostess-with-the-mostess and she's bringing you the following color challenge:

Being as I am a retired SU! Demo, I sold off a lot of my older colors of cardstock, ink, etc. so I didn't have Soft Sky or Blue Bayou to use for Melissa's challenge this week. I went through  my stash of DP and found this awesome combo in the "Note to Self" pack by Echo Park! I love me some EP!!!

I used a sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU!) and added some Espresso ribbon and a few pewter pearls to each corner panel. This card will be for my cutie-patootie nephew, Cooper! He turns 5 in February :)

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Happy New.....(paper - EP paper pack is new to me!)
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes!
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes!
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Ribbon!

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you get some time to sit and get inky with Melissa's color combo :) Happy crafting!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

4 CCC#123 Ribbons and Bows - Blog Hop & GDT Search!

Happy Thursday! Welcome back to another week of 4 Crafty Chicks. I am back from a lengthy crafting hiatus and am very excited to be joining you this week!! :)

This week marks our 1st Blog Hop of 2013 with a search for our Guest Designers for February, March and April! 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 all our Guest Designers for 2012 (thanks ladies!!!) join us here at 4 Crafty Chicks and we are so pumped to see who will be joining us for 2013!! 

This week’s challenge is brought to you from our wonderful Leanne and she is wanting to see RIBBONS & BOWS on our projects...what fun!! Always a great combo!

For my card, I decided to dig out some Crumb Cake cardstock and do a CAS card. I used a very cool sketch from Retro Sketches Challenge Blog (check 'em out if you get a minute - way cool!!) and my ribbon is the chocolate chip satin piece behind the button. My "bow" was created using the hemp thread in the back of the button :) I had the pleasure of crafting with my wonderful PEEP, Tamie, today (thanks for coming to visit, chick!) and I must say, it felt great to get inky after being out of commission due to our move!

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 February, March and April'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 an assortment of 6x6 designer papers; 5 homemade cards; and a cute acrylic stamp :)  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 and happy  hoppin'!!