Monday, April 30, 2012

CAS Masculine Card

Today at the Totally Stampalicious blog we are looking for your masculine cards or projects.  I have made a clean and simple card using Totally Stampalicious stamp Gus Golf.  

I have to say that Gus and Stella are some of my favorite stamp characters, and I am very happy that I get to play with them in RUBBER!  Thank you Becky and Joycelyn!

Come link up your project at Totally Stampalicious, and who knows, maybe YOU could win a prize!

Floral Peace

Today at Repeat Impressions there is a new stamp of the week!  They are showcasing 8712-D Floral Peace.  You can find all the details on how to get this awesome rubber stamp at 50% off for this week only by checking out the Repeat Impressions' blog The House That Stamps Built.

I have used this stamp as a background, only to find when I took the picture that I glued it upside-down!!!  Oops.  I didn't want to pull it apart and possibly rip it, so I just left you with my goof!  

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

For a special lady at Dream Valley!

Wow!  Time is flying and it is time for another challenge at Dream Valley!  This time we would like to see something for a special lady in your life!  We are sponsored by the lovely Krista at Saturated Canary!

Winner of this challenge gets a $10 gift certificate to her store!  Awesome!

The design team was given some beautiful digis to play with, and I have used the one entitled "I Got This Boys."  You can find it HERE in Krista's shop.

I loved this image so much that I didn't want to distract you with lots of background.  That's why I chose the black and white theme.

I hope you play along with us at Dream Valley!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DCC - For a Special Lady

Hello again!  This week brings April vacation for my kids and I am hopping to get lots of catch-up stuff done.  I am currently painting my daughter's room PURPLE!  It's a really dark purple so I think it will be pretty!

Today at The House That Stamps Built Makiko has challenged us to make a card for a woman you love!  I wasn't sure how to approach this one, so I thought flowers!  What lady doesn't like flowers?!  I have used Repeat Impressions stamp 1709-I Stencil Bouquet.  I paired this with kraft paper and some dp from K & Company.

Make sure you play along with us this week at The House That Stamps Built!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Color Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the Totally Stampalicious new release blog hop!  So much participation and awesome comments!  If you haven't seen the new stamps check them out HERE in the Totally Stampalicious store!

I am using one of the new releases for our RED and YELLOW challenge this week!  This stamp set is called Kitchen Chickens.  I love the sentiment that goes with this, as it can be used for any type of card, or even a just because card!

Come and check out our challenge at the Totally Stampalicious blog and play along!  Maybe you could win some cool prizes!

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Totally Stampalicious New Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 5th Stop of our APRIL NEW RELEASE and BLOG HOP!

If you have come here from Angel's blog then you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way please start at the beginning at the Totally Stampalicious blog to make sure you don't miss commenting on any of the stops.

We have FOUR 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 Certficate
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

I have made cards with two of the four new release stamps. 

 Here is Gus and Stella Anniversary:

and Gus Hunter:

Make sure you head on over to Dawn's blog next.  Here is the order in case you get lost!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Check this out!

Today at The House That Stamps Built there is a new sketch to play around with!  I was unable to make a card this time around, but I want to show you what my 6 year-old daughter has done with the sketch:

She has used Repeat Impressions stamp 3309-K Scarecrow and Friend.  The paper is from my scrap box which she loves to play in!  After she colored in the scarecrow she sponged a blue background.  

Awesome!  Another crafter in the making!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Paper Piecing at Totally Stampalicious

It's a Totally Stampalicious Monday!  I for one am enjoying the beautiful weather we are having here in New Hampshire!

We have another challenge today!  This week we would love to see some paper piecing on your cards!  Make sure you link up your card for a chance to win a prize!

Surprise, surprise I have made another clean and simple card!  I stamped Scarlette Cupcake that you can find HERE at the Totally Stampalicious Store.  I have paper pieced the cupcake frosting and wrapper.  I was excited to use some of my new twine from Close to My Heart and really like how it looks with the buttons!

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

Allsorts Challenge - buttons and thread
Crafty Emma's - paper piece it

Have a great day!

Pinwheel Positive

Today at Repeat Impressions there is another stamp of the week that you can pick up for 50% off!  Make sure you head on over to The House That Stamps Built for all the details 'cause this only lasts for a week!!!

This week they are featuring 6009-M Pinwheel Positive.  For my card I have kept it clean and simple.  That seems to be the kick that I am on lately.  :)  I stamped the image in black on the card front and added the sentiment in black as well.  Then I stamped the pinwheel on another piece of paper in blue and red.  The blue and red pieces are cut out and adhered with pop dots.

I hope you all have a good week!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Earth Tones

Good morning!  It's a beautiful Sunday!  Today at Dream Valley we are looking for cards or projects using earth tones.  

This fortnight out sponsor is:

The winner gets £20 to spend in the store!

For my card I have used the Stampin' Up set Little Boys.  I stamped the image and sentiment on kraft paper.  I had never colored with copics on kraft paper before, so I wasn't sure how it would work out.  It just turns out that you can't use the lightest blending tones on the kraft because it only looks like it's wet instead of a color.  The darker colors show up better.  I didn't want to color in the whole image, because I wanted the blues and browns to really show up like those photos you see where one color is popping out.  Couldn't resist the green frog though!

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Drunken Stampers - use kraft
Our Creative Corner - our boys and their toys
Secret Crafter - men's card

Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions

There's another Designer's Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built!  Cheri has challenged us to make a card with a bird as the central image.

I decided to make a brayered background, with green at the bottom and blue for the sky.  I stamped Repeat Impressions' stamps 2617-D Tiny Bird, 4317-E Birdhouse, and 5105-I Cloud Silhouette on another piece of white paper.  I cut them out and placed them on the brayered card front to make a scene.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's Another What if? Wednesday!

Hello again and happy Wednesday!  Today at The House That Stamps Built we have another sketch challenge for you.  Here it is:

I have used Repeat Impressions stamp 8402-M My Sunshine.  I colored the bloom with copics and cut it out from the rest of the stamp.  I also cut off the sentiment at the bottom and put it in a strip on top of the card.

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

Paper Pretties - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Make sure you play along in our sketch challenge for a chance to win some goodies!  Have a great day!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Anything BUT a Card at Totally Stampalicious

The challenge this week at Totally Stampalicious is to make anything but a card.  

I made a gift bag using a Splitcoaststampers tutorial that you can find HERE.  It was a pretty simple design using a brown paper bag and cardstock to make the front and back.  The Totally Stampalicious stamp set I used is called Stella Peeker Darth Vader.

Here's a picture of the back of the bag:

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Gingerloft - anything but a card
Drunken Stampers - #85 I'll drink to that!

Have a great week!

Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week

This week Repeat Impressions has brought you another great stamp to pick up at 50% off!  Make sure you visit The House That Stamps Built to get all of the details for ordering!  This week they are offering up stamp 2605-P Ode To Spring!

This is one of my favorite bunnies!  It just looks so happy doesn't it?!  Have a good day!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's Wedding Time.... Dream Valley Challenges!  Today we would like to see your wedding creations!  One Stop Card Crafts is our sponsor this fortnight.  Come on and play for your chance to win this:

For my card I have used Stampin' Up set Blooming With Happiness.  I colored the image with copics.  I was excited to use the new twine that I had just gotten!  It is so much fun and I have seen it used in so many different ways!

I hope you have a great week, and make sure you come play in the wedding challenge at Dream Valley!

ps.  Today is my birthday!  Yippee!