Monday, January 30, 2012

Keep it Clean And Simple

That's the challenge today at Totally Stampalicious!  We want to see some clean and simple cards!  We hope you play along for a chance to win some prizes!

For my project I have made a card using a simple direct to paper technique.  I swiped the green, yellow and orange ink pads from Stampin' Up over the areas that I wanted.  When that had dried, I stamped Gus in his truck and the sentiment from Totally Stampalicious set New Truck Gus.

My husband thinks this set is the best...hmmmm....:P

I would like to add this to the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Make it a guy thing
Crafts for Eternity #56 - Clean and Simple

Thanks so much for looking and have a great week!

Monday, January 23, 2012

This one's for the men...

Our new challenge this week at Totally Stampalicious is to make a card or project for the men in your life.  I have used Totally Stampalicious set Gus Fishing.

I stamped the image on glossy paper and used browns/grays to make it seem like an aged photo.  After I finished the coloring I sprayed it with an acrylic sealer gloss so it won't fade.  

I would like to add this card to the following challenge:

The Crafty Pad - Something for the boys

Have a great week!

Repeat Impressions - Sittin' Pretty

It's that time again!  Time for a new stamp of the week at Repeat Impressions.  Head on over to The House That Stamps Built for more details and the code for shopping!

The stamp this week is 2607-K Sittin' Pretty, this awesome cat!  I have paired it with another Repeat Impressions stamp sentiment 8208-F Hairdo.

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

We're ANIMALS at Dream Valley!

Yeah, couldn't help myself! tehe  Our challenge this fortnight over at Dream Valley is, you guessed it, ANIMALS!  This time around our very own Melly has put together a surprise package for one lucky winner!

For my card I have used a bear stamp from Totally Stampalicious set Occupation Bears that you can find here.  I also used a sentiment from another Totally Stampalicious set called Stella Nurse.

I chose to keep this clean and simple as it's a get well card.  Can't be more appropriate for me right now as I have been 48 hours with a fever and aches.  Totally ready for this to be over.

Have a great week, and don't forget to play in our ANIMALS challenge at DREAM VALLEY!

PS:  Thanks to all my followers for helping me reach my first 100!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Winner of Bugaboo Hop!

Hello!  Thank you very much for all the lovely comments on my creation for the Bugaboo 2nd Birthday Hop!  It's time to announce the winner of this lovely digi set that I used on my card:

I used a random number draw, but I don't seem to know how to paste it into here...hmmm.  Definitely something I have to work on!!!

And the winner is:
#32 - CTgirl

CTgirl if you could email me your address to:  I will get your prize out to you ASAP.  If I don't hear from the winner after a week I will do a redraw!  For those of you who didn't win, you can still get this set in rubber from Totally Stampalicious!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Repeat Impressions - Darsie's DCC

Hello again and happy Wednesday to you all.  If you are looking for the Bugaboo blog hop please scroll down.  

Today at The House That Stamps Built Darsie has challenged us to make a scenic card with snow or snowflakes.  

I have used Repeat Impressions stamps 3813-M Snowcat and Friends, 3803-F Clouds, and 6103-J Thinking Vertical.  The image was colored with copics, and the background was sponged with chalks.

Make sure you come on over to The House That Stamps Built to show us your card and for a chance to win a prize!  Have a great day!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sweethearts on the Mind at Totally Stampalicious!

If you are looking for the Bugaboo blog hop, please scroll down.

It's challenge time again at Totally Stampalicious!  We are challenging you to start making those Valentines Day cards and gifts!  It's coming right up!  I haven't started making valentines for the kids to take to school yet, but I thought I'd make this type of gift for them to give to their teachers:

I have taken a dark chocolate Lindt candy bar and stamped on it's empty label.  They come without markings if you buy them in a bulk pack!  hehe  Don't you buy your chocolate in bulk!?!  I used my new nestabilities to make the tag, along with the new stamp set Monkey Love that you can find at the Totally Stampalicious store!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Love and Hearts
Sentimental Sundays - Ribbon + sentiment
The Squirrel and the Fox - critters
Paper Playtime - tag+sentiment

Have a great day and I hope you play along with us!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bugaboo Is Turning 2!!!

Welcome to the 15th stop of the Bugaboo Stamps 2 year Birthday celebration!!!  Who says two's are terrible!?!  So many stops and so many chances to WIN some awesome digis!

If you have come here from Cheryl's blog then you are on the right track.  If not then you can click the button below to get back there, or start at very beginning at the Bugaboo Stamps blog Catch the Bug!

For my stair-step card I have used the stamp JJ Housewife - Desperate.  You can find it in the Bugaboo Store here.  

One lucky commenter will receive this digi for free!  Random drawing will happen on January 21st and I will post the winner here!

Have a great time with the rest of the hop, just click on the button for your next stop!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge

It's What If? Wednesday!  We have another sketch for you over at The House That Stamps Built!  Come on over and check it out!

I have followed the sketch and used Repeat Impressions stamps 2605-P Ode to Spring and 415-H It's Not How Much.  I loved this sketch because I was able to use my new square and scallop nestabilities that I received for Christmas.

Please come and play along in our sketch challenge to have a chance to win some prizes!

Monday, January 9, 2012

RI SOTW - Winter Tree

Here's my second post on the Monday of a busy week!  Luckily I am ahead of schedule this time instead of behind!

Repeat Impressions has another Stamp of the Week available for purchase at 50% off for this week only.  Please visit their blog The House That Stamps Built for all the details.  

The stamp we are showcasing is called 1609-J Winter Tree

 I have made a swing card with my stamping.  I did it the hard way, cutting and measuring, but let me tell you I won't be doing that again! :P  Repeat Impressions actually sells these pre-cut and ready to decorate so you and I don't have to go through the rigamarole.  You can find the swing cards here, and the coordinating swing stamps here.

Have a great week!

Totally Stampalicious - Make Someone Laugh!

It's Monday everyone!  I know, I'm not really ready for it either.  Maybe this will help get you raring to go: We want to see some humor on your cards or projects this week at the Totally Stampalicious blog!  Get your giggle on! hehe

For my card I have used a set from last week's new release called Stella Peeker Another Drink.  You can find it here at the Totally Stampalicious store!

LOL Gotta love Stella!

Hope you have a great week!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Welcome to the New Year at Dream Valley!

This is our first challenge of 2012 for us at Dream Valley!  It's going to be an easy peasy one of Anything Goes!!!

Our sponsor this fortnight is One Stop Card Crafts.  They are generously donating this:

So come on over and load up your project at Dream Valley for a chance to win!

For my project I made three clean and simple design cards using Stampin' Up set Upsy Daisy.  

I used two different colors on each card and stamped off one of them to create definition in the blooms.  Here's some more photos!

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Welcome to the Totally Stampalicious New Release Blog Hop!

We have FIVE BRAND NEW STAMP SETS from our fabulous Bugaboo line by artist Jodie Mackrell!!  AVAILABLE NOW at Totally Stampalicious!

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

1st Prize - All 5 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!!!!

We also have an incredible promotion going even if you don't get a prize you can still be a WINNER!!
It's the 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

Today I am showcasing 3 of the 5 sets for you.  The first one is Monkey Love:

Isn't this such a cute face?! 

The second one is JJ Desperate Housewife:

The third one is Gus Fishing:

Head on over to Dawn's blog next and be sure to comment for your chance to win some awesome stamps!

Here's the full order in case you get lost:

Have a great evening and happy hopping! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DCC Dawn - Blue and Brown

Hello again!  I hope that everyone had some great holidays!  Welcome to 2012!!!  We're kicking 2012 off on a great foot over at The House That Stamps Built!  Dawn has given us a challenge to use blues and browns on our creations this week!  

Here's my take:

I have used some new square nestabilities that I got for Christmas!  Both stamps that I have used are Repeat Impressions stamps:  2627-I Rocking Chair, and 415-H It Is Not How Much.

Come on over to The House That Stamps Built and play along!