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Monday, February 28, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge-Furry Friends



Lot's of Layers! This week, we're challenged to create a furry friends card!. This sweet Kitty image is one of the upcoming releases from the Outlines Store. In addition, I used the Small Square Happy Birthday Stamp, which you can find HERE. I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added some Lime Green Smooch in the eyes.

DP is from Making Memories. I used some crystals in the middles of the EK Success punched border. Outlines carries a Huge assortment of Swarovski Crystals, which make your cards look absolutely yummy!!!!

Make sure you check the links on my sidebar to check out the fabby Outlines DT creations!!!

Happy Stamping!
Saturday, February 26, 2011

C4C76-Spring Has Sprung so plant some flowers!



Our last challenge for the month is given to us again by Angela Wood. Spring is around the corner, so Angela has challenged us to use flowers on our cards.

If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project, and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C76. Don't forget to come back here and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

I cased this card from a fabulous blog that I found HERE. Thanks Monica!




Now hop on over and see what the other "Crazie's" have been up to!


Angela Barbara Cindy Frances Jessica


Joanne Joycelyn Lynda Maria Silke Tammy




Thursday, February 24, 2011

Totally Stampalicious February Release Blog Hop!



WELCOME TO THE LAST STOP OF THE
FEBRUARY NEW RELEASE AND BLOG HOP!

All FOUR of the New Releases from our Bugaboo Line by artist Jodie Mackerell are available RIGHT NOW at the
Totally Stampalicious Store!
For my card, I used Birthday Cake Dottie! Ain't she sweet? I love how she's popping out of the cake to surprise her Birthday Peeps!!!! The DP is from the Latte Matstack-DCWV and the little pearls are actually Viva Pearl Pens!!! They make the greatest Pearls and you can find them HERE

And as always we have some very COOL PRIZES to give away to a few randomly selected Hoppers so be sure to leave comments on everybody's blog for your chance to win:
1st PRIZE - All FOUR NEW Stamp Sets
2nd PRIZE - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd PRIZE - $10 Gift Certificate

Don't forget we are still offering the Stampalicious Scarlette Promotion!
Spend $50 and get her for FREE!!

If you haven't been hoppin today, here's the blog hop order. Be sure and leave some love!

Totally Stampalicious
Lori
Cindy
Monique
Laurie
Becky
Joycelyn
Joanne
Stacy
Vicki

Thanks for Hopping along to celebrate our latest collection of stamps!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SDC25-Getting Technical with Technique Junkies




We are so excited today at Stampotique Designer's Challenge! Have we got the ultimate challenge for you today!

Our hostess this week, Monique challenged our team to use a technique on their creation. We decided to take it a step further and what better place to turn than Pat Huntoon of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. Stampotique is teaming up with the Technique Junkies team to create using the Faux Barnwood Technique. We want you to join us this week and you can use the Faux Barnwood Technique or any of the techniques Pat uses on her website. Please make sure to link within your post which technique you are using.

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, that I'm really not much of a "techniquey" stamper....lol. That being said, I set off to try to give this technique a go and I have to say it was fun!

I created the Faux Barnboard as instructed by the TJ instructions that I received. I decided to zip up the background a wee bit by stamping Jo's Small Butterfly in Plum ink. I then coloured up Arty with Copic Markers and Cut her out. I used the sentiment part of the Grow Girl Image.
I actually enjoyed making this card from start to finish and who knows, with doing two technique type cards in a month, you may start seeing more!!!!




What are you playing for this week? Oh.....good question! How about we give away 2 prizes this week along with 2 winners??? Pat Huntoon has been very gracious and is giving away one of the Fancy Folds and Motions CDs PLUS a two year, online only subscription (2010 and 2011 issues) for one winner and the other winner will be receiving a $30 gift certificate towards stamps to the Stampotique store. We will randomly draw 2 winners for the prizes before our next challenge on March 9th.

Make sure to stay tuned to the website as both the Stampotique design team AND the Technique Junkies design team participated in this challenge and we will be sharing some wonderful creations using the Faux Barnwood technique over the next 2 weeks here.

So, what are you waiting for????? Get out some papers, some inks, some stamps and join us!

Please remember the following rules when entering this challenge:
1. This is a STAMPOTIQUE ONLY stamps week
2. You must LINK to the Faux Barnwood Technique or a technique from Technique Junkies that you chose to use within your blog post
3. Please link directly to your challenge post, not to your general blog
4. Contest will close at March 8th at 5 p.m. EST
5. HAVE FUN CREATING!!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge


This week, I'm featuring one of the latest release stamps from Outlines as well as the Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pads that they carry HERE in the outlines Store. The DP is from the Up Up and Away collection! Way too sweet. The challenge? To use stripes on your card.........so this paper was just perfect! The sentiment is also from Outlines

Please check out the rest of the Fabulous DT creations!

Happy Stamping!
Saturday, February 19, 2011

C4C75-Using Dies with Paper Pretties!


This week C4C is being sponsored by Paper Pretties!

Before we get into this week's challenge we would like to introduce to you this month's sponsor, which is Paper Pretties.

If you haven’t already heard ….. Paper Pretties has been under new management since mid 2010 and is now based in the USA ... this means faster shipping, cheaper shipping and reliable service!!!!!!

This week Angela Wood is back with another fun challenge ...... which is to use dies to create your card. There are so many different dies out there these days, I am sure you will have fun with this challenge.

If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project, and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C75. Don't forget to go back to the C4C blog and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

For my card, I used the adorable Hang in There set! I love this Conniving Creative Kitty and all the fun sentiments that go along in this fun Clear Acrylic Set!



And what about this Fabulous DP? It's the School Spirit Collection from Crate Paper!



And here's the inside! I had such fun making this card!!!!


And if you want to see what the crazies have been up to, just follow the links!!!

Angela Barbara Cindy Frances Jessica


Joanne Joycelyn Lynda Maria Silke Tammy



Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Flower Soft Blog Hop!








We have a special blog hop today! The Flower Soft team will be showing you some new products that were recently released at CHA. Lots of fluffy goodness along this hop!

One lucky blog hopper who comments on all the blogs will win a $50 Flower Soft gift certificate!!!

The blog hop will remain open until Tuesday February 22nd. The winner will be announced on the Flower Soft blog on February 23rd.

Today I am sharing the sweetest card toppers ever-Easter Fun.
I love the vintagy look of this image in particular.........had me giggling from the get go! It reminds me of those little kewpie babies from the 50's.



This shot shows you the huge dimension that you can get with this kit! I added some Meadow Flowersoft to the grass and a touch of Lemon to the little chickie suit.

If you've been hopping already, you've arrived from my good friend Jeanne's blog. I still can't believe that I haven't caught up with her very much since her return from CHA.....going to have to get to having a chat soon! I miss her much!

Next stop is Dina's Blog. I know that her project will be to die for........anything she lays her talented hands to, takes my breath away!

If you get lost along the way please visit the Flower Soft blog where there will be a complete list of the Flower Soft Hop participants.



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stampotique Designers Challenge#24 -Happy Valentines Day


Hope you all enjoyed a nice Valentines Day with your Sweethearts!!! This weeks Stampotique Challenge is to create a Valentine! The challenge has been running since Last Wednesday and you can see all the details here!

For my CAS Valentine I used the Batty about you sentiment, Batty and Hanging Hearts
All images were stamped on the card base. I stamped a second bat and cut him out to mount on foam tape for added dimension!

Go and check out the Fabby Creations that our very large and largely talented DT have created! You won't be disappointed!

S
Monday, February 14, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge


Today, we have a fun colour challenge for you. Black Red and White........easy peasy!!! The stamp that I used to create this CAS card is Sketchy Cupcake. Cute eh? Make sure you check out the fabby DT creations by following the Outlines DT links on my sidebar!

Keeping it quick today..........it's been a crazy busy weekend and frankly, I'm pooped!!!

Happy Monday and Happy Valentines Day too!
Monday, February 7, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge and Product Focus-Liquid Metal Paint and Smooch!



Today's Outlines Design Team Focus is to use Sargent Liquid Metals on your card. I wanted to showcase a few of the products that Outlines Carries, so I also used Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink and Viva Pearl Pen. I'm really not much for using stamping techniques so it really was a challenge for me!!! I'll take you through the steps I took to make this card. I am sort of pleased with the results, but when I have a little extra time to play, i'd like to try it again because I think I could get an even better looking background with Practice~!



With a Dry Brush, I painted some of the metallic paint onto plain black cardstock, making sure to leave some dark areas.


Step two

I then dribbled some of the smooch inks randomly onto the painted areas, working it into the paint with a dirty brush.



Just a little note: The Lime Ink took on a goldish appearence..........this is what the background should look like when done!

Step Three

Ink up your stamp with Versamark Ink, apply embossing powder and Heat with your heat gun


Step four

trim your image and complete your card. I would also say that the next time, I would take a fine brush and make sure all the embossing powder is brushed off the background so that it shows through a little better!

As you can see in the first photo, I added accents of Ocean Smooch to add a little more oomph to the image, I filled the Hearts in with Sugarberry and added some Viva Pearl Pen peals to the Butterfly wings!

As I said, I'm not usually all that into techniques, but this one was fun and now I'm challenged to perfect it!!!

Make sure you follow the links on the DT sidebar to get some other great ideas for using Metallic Paint in your stamping projects!

Happy Stamping!
Saturday, February 5, 2011

Crazy4Challenges #72 Share the Love!



Happy Saturday everyone!

The first month of the year has been and gone... wow that sure flew didn't it! As we start on our February challenges we would like to introduce you to our new challenge hostess which is Angela Wood.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner Angela has challenged us all to create a Valentine's Day card.

If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project, and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C73. Don't forget to go back to the C4C Blog and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.




Supplies:

Stamps: Love Beetle Huggabug-Stamping Bella- Sentiment from The Stamps of Life-Labels2use
Ink: Memento Black Ink
Accessories: EK Success Jumbo Border Punch, Wide Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Nesties Ovals, Glitter, Sakura White Gel Pen, Copic Markers, Plain Cards-DCWV
Friday, February 4, 2011

Inspired by Carla



Carla is an AMAZING Stamper! Have you seen her blog? If not, you really should follow her.....I just love her style! She can add layer upon layer to her cards and they are perfect! Not cluttered.......perfect!

I am a follower of her blog and have been a fan of hers from the first time we met.......yep! I'm fortunate to say that I know Carla personally...........in fact, I've been her dealer in the past! The first time we met face to face was in the parking lot of a McDonalds! With descriptions of each others vehicles I watched for her arrival.........one look over my shoulder and I slipped into the front seat of her car and introduced myselfT! She wiggled with excitement to be receiving this package and I was just as excited to deliver................two fellow addicts.............dry hands and inky fingers..............the telltale signs of a Rubber Stamper!!! The Package? Several sets of Stampin' Up! Stamps

As we sat in the front seat of her car over a rubber cutting tutorial, we giggled at the funny nature of our meeting and made plans to hook her up soon with more supplies........perhaps we'd even enable some of her friends! I can't remember if I introduced her to Splitcoaststampers or if it was the other way around, but I do know that next to her, I was probably the most excited person to hear that she had been invited to be a part of the Dirty Dozen! See from that first meeting in the parking lot, I knew she'd be a renegade!!!! .....Anyway, she continues to inspire me with her beautiful creations........and I think that you will be equally inspired!

Supplies:

Stamps: Sympathy4you The Stamps of Life
Paper: Tim Holtz Ideology
Accessories: Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Key, Stitching, Karen Foster Bar Brad
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Februarly Release Samples The {Stamps} of Life


Here's a few samples from The {Stamps} of life Bunny4Easter Set.

As you can see, there are a lot of fun images in this set to create some really sweet Easter Cards!





Head on over to the Bunny4Easter Gallery to see all sorts of awesome Projects!




Happy Stamping!