Saturday, February 27, 2010

Crazy4Challenges 26 and Kraftin' Kimmie #19

Today I've combined the Kraftin' Kimmie and Crazy4Challenges Combo

At C4C, our fabby February Hostess Robin has asked us to use three different textures on our card. For my texture I added Buttons and Bows (which incidentally is the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge this week, hostessed by one of my fave Krafty Girls, Andrea) a flower and some cuttlebugged Basic Grey DP! I used Polly the Bar Wench . I coloured Polly with Copics and used a combination of Coral Cardstock and Basic Grey Designer Paper. The Flower is a Prima Beauty!

Would you like to win the Puppy Love... Stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie??? Just head on over the the KK Challenge blog to get all the details on how to play and win!

Totally Stampalicious is our C4C Sponsor this week! Head on over to the C4C blog if you want to play along with us

Last but not least, please follow the links on my sidebar to see my fellow Crazies and Krafty Girls creation..........eye candy for sure!!!!

Happy Stamping~

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Christmas Stamping #42 It's a Colourful Christmas AND OCL Sketch!

It's Christmas Card Friday! Actually this week here in Kingston, it sure feels and LOOKS like Christmas! Big Fluffy Snowflakes have been falling for the last three days, creating a beautiful blanket of snow!!!! Feels like Christmas because I've had happy mail every day this week.....yep, stamps! Bringing all kinds rubber for me to play with! Can't wait to be sharing some stuff with you over the next month!

The theme for this week is It's a Colourful Christmas, hosted by ME!!!! I am a huge fan of Pink Christmas cards! so create a card in shades of pink!

We've started a fun challenge over at CSAYL......Each week one player will be chosen as our featured stamper. That player will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for the following week! Won't you play along with us?

In addition to featuring the OUR CRAFT LOUNGE Penguin Parka set, I've used a sketch From the OCL Design Team Friday Sketch Challenge

Each Friday on the OCL BLOG, you will see a fabulous sketch. Once a month a player is drawn from all the months participants to win a free stamp set! Fun!

Well, I think I better go dig out from under all the snow and clear the path to the mailbox! Hoping that there will be some more goodies there for me!

Happy Stamping!

Pink Cat Thursday.....Rubber and Digi Release!

This week, Melissa has a Fabulous Rubber Release happening over at Pink Cat Studio.....this sweet Lily Bee is one of the new images, also available in digi!

Look at the other sweet images that are available as well. Some of the images, including the Monkey and the Giraffe, Sick Billy and Lily (note, each rubber stamp set comes with a sweet pet!) and the robot, were previously only available in Rubber.

I used some K& Co Dp for my background for Lily Bee. Other than that, the design is pretty simplistic! Here's a Billy Card that I created for the Digi Release.

On a bit of a bitter sweet note, this will be my last week as a designer for Pink Cat Studio! I want to take the time to send a big Thank you out to Melissa for having me on her Team for the past year and a bit! I've truly loved working with her sweet and fun images and you will still see some of them posted here from time to time.

The truth is, I have a few things in the works and had to rearrange my commitments to allow my self the time to participate in other ventures!!! I know that I will miss Melissa and the Team dearly, but am looking forward to what lies ahead!

Hop on over to the Pink Cat Site to get a glimpse of this fabulous release!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stampotique Designers Challenge #2

Here we are with our 2nd Stampotique Designers Challenge!!! This week our Hostess Extraordinaire Kim has a colour challenge for us

Mossy Green
Optional: Blue

Not meaning to too my own horn here, but I TOTALLY LOVE this card! The Two images and sentiment are brand new images from Stampotique. You can find them HERE Welcome door has so much potential and I totally {Heart} Leopard Queen! She' something else!
And Hey! Guess what else is new??? Kim and Valerie have set up a Stampotique Designers Blog where you can see all the Design Team creations compiled into one place! How Cool is that?? You can visit the Design Team Blog HERE

Stampotique Stamps are required to play the challenge this week! One player will be randomly selected to win a $15.oo Gift Certificate for Stampotique. In addition, the Challenge Hostess will pick her Three Favourite cards next week and your card could be featured on the Challenge Blog and if it is, you'll get a fabulous button for your blog! Hop on over to the Challenge Blog to see the fabulous Challenge Creations!

If you're Uploading to SCS, the key word is SDC#2

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stampalicious Monday! Glitzy and Glamorous!

Guess what??? Becky just enjoyed a vakay in VEGAS! In honour of her recent vacation, she and Joycelyn want you to use some Glitz in your projects.........yep, glitter, bling bling.....just make it glitzy!!!! Ohhh now I'm thinking that my project isn't all that glamorous, but it does have Glitter!!! Play the challenge, link up on the Totally Stampalicious Blog and one lucky winner will win a fun Vegas goodie bag!!!!

For my project, I used a premade box from K&Co. I added a little glitter here and there! The Hatbox and sentiment are from the Glamour Puss Stamp set. This little project came together in a jiffy!!!
Looking forward to see what you create!!! Don't forget to check the links to the TS Design Girls on my Blog Role to see their fabby creations!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenge #25 It's a Sketch

We have a new sponsor to introduce to you all for the remaining two weeks of this month which is .................... Totally Stampalicious!

Being the third Saturday of the month, this is our Prize Challenge, which has been donated byTotally Stampalicious! One lucky person will be randomly chosen from this weeks entries to win the prize. We will announce the winner with next weeks challenge post.

Now onto our challenge! Robin Willis our challenge hostess for February has created a fabulous sketch for us to use. Hope you have fun creating!

For My Card, I used the Road Hawg set and DP from the DCWV Travel Stack. Embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Big Snap from WeRMemory Keepers

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 C4C25. Don't forget to come back here and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

Happy Stamping!

Kraftin' Kimmies Challenge 17-Scene it!

Hey! I get to be the Hostess for this weeks Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!!! Use your Kraftin' Kimmie stamps to make a scene (gee, I could think of a LOT of stories in this regard, but I better just focus on the One lucky winner will receive the Billy Blythe Stamp.

I sure hope you'll play along. Head over to the challenge blog to see the great DT creations, to link up your card/project and to get all the deets!!!! Also, hop on over to KK Stamps to check out the sweet Pirate release!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Christmas Stamping is BACK!!!! Challenge #41 What's Cookin'!

We're Back!!!! So excited to be getting a start on my Christmas Cards early again this year!!! I also get to be the challenge hostess this week..........what's cookin' ? A recipe Challenge! Please make a card using only 2 layers, 3 buttons and some glitter!

I used this sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil for my card! Using a nestie as a template allowed me to achieve a multi layered look on my card!!! Rub ons and some Martha Stewart Pine Bough punch outs also gave me some dimension without bulk!

I coloured the image with Copics.......the little bit of glitter was added with Copic Spica Pens! Cardstock is Pine Green and the ribbon is from M's. I added a wee bit of snow with some white gel pen! If you know me well, you KNOW I love the snow scenes, although I wish that dratted snow would go away!

Our Team is back in full force this year, along with a couple of newcomers, my BFF Jacqui Lines and My Long Distance BFF Jeanne Streiff as well as Peggy, whom I've never met!

This year will be a little different in that on the first Friday of the Month, the team will challenge you to make some fun gift items. The rest of the month will focus on Christmas Card Challenges!

Sure hope you'll play along and link your cards on the CSAYL site

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TSOLDT04-44 Cent Challenge!

The Challenge this week hosted by The {Stamps}of Life DT, is to create a 44 cent card!! Well, I really wasn't sure what that was........but apparently if your card is flat and light, you can mail it for 44 cents.......... I think that they're about 60 cents here in Canada........but I could be wrong!

In any case the challenge is to make a flatter type card. I know this one would pass for regular postage here in Canada. I created the card using several brushes from The {Stamps} of Life.
The Paisley's and small pink flowers are from build-a-paisley. The small black circular flowers are from Back2Basics. The sentiment is from HappyBday2You and the flower is from Daisies4You. I almost forgot the grass! It's from Eggs4Easter. I LOVE combining the brushes to create quick and simple cards.

To complete the card, all I did was colour the flower in with Copics, add a little BV23 for some shading to make it pop a bit off the paper and add brad and a ribbon! If you need a card in a hurry! Brushes make it SO easy to do!!!!

Check the links to the DT on my sidebar to see the great creations!!!

Happy Stamping

Monday, February 15, 2010

A fond farewell to The Pink Elephant-Challenge 54-Ribbon Recipe

This weeks challenge over at The Pink Elephant is to use Ribbon! That's a nice and easy Recipe!

I am sad to say that I'll be saying farewell to Ella and friends this week. I've truly enjoyed being on this team and just love the ladies to bits!!! I've had the opportunity to spend time chatting with Lori often and to meet Betty face to face and ride the coasters with her in Disneyland. I will still share Design Teams with several of the talented stampers and am hoping that I can find time to play occasionally.......Thanks Robin and Lori for the wonderful opportunity to play with you all!

This weeks challenge is sponsored by All that Scraps. This little Monkey is one of three sweet images in the Flower Power collection!!!! He is so darned cute!!!!

I coloured the image with my Prisma Colour pencils and blended with Gamsol. The DP is from K&*CO.....cardstock in buttercream yellow and Burgundy

Hope you'll take a peek at The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog to see what our talented ladies have done with some fabulous All that Scraps images!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmies February Release Blog Hop!

Today marks the release of the new February images from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! There are 4 new fantastic Emmylou images from Crissy Armstrong, 5 new swashbuckling pirate images from Annie Rodrigue,24 adorable Cindy and Mindy images from Jean Grant and a new set of coordinating Pirate Sentiments!! You’ll get to check out all the new stamps throughout our fabulous blog hop!!

If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because three lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

If you've already been hopping, you've probably arrived from the very talented Elaine's Blog

If you haven't been hopping and want to start at the beginning, please head over to the Challenge Blog and if you're wondering where to go next, it's to one of my favourite peeps, Jeanne Streiff!

I totally love Puddles of Love, illustrated by the very Talented Crissy! Isn't this the most adorable image? I coloured her in Copics.

The DP is from Debbie Mumm's Noahs Ark Collection!!!! Hope you enjoy the hop and good luck with winning a prize pack...........stay tuned, I'll have some more samples of Kraftin' Kimmies February Release stamps coming soon!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's Saturday Challenge

Aren't ya gettin' excited??? We sure are! It's almost time!! The new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps will be available tomorrow morning!! Eeeeeeeeeee! We can't wait!

This week's challenge is from our fabulous hostess,
Melanie!! She would like to see you Stash the Booty!! hahaha! Fits right in with our new Pirate images, doesn't it?! She's so krafty!! So the challenge this week is to include a hidden element on your card somewhere! If you need some inspiration, well we've got some for ya! The Krafty Girls have done it again with some utterly amazing creations!! Follow the links on the sidebar to see! Don't forget that if you join us for the challenge, you could win the sassy new Cutthroat Lizzie stamp that is featured on Mel's GORGEOUS card!!

AND be sure to link us up here and use the keywords KKSC17 and KraftinKimmie if you upload your design to an online gallery, like Splitcoast!!

Now be sure to come back tomorrow for an incredible blog hop that starts right HERE!!

I just LOVE Alicia the Strawberry Pirate! Alicia is the first image that has been created from Annie Rodrigue's original illustrations and every order placed on Sunday 14th. and Monday 15th. will be entered in the draw to win a 5 x 7 print of Alicia.

Don't forget to join us in the wee hours of tomorrow morning for the Blog Hop! You'll see all sorts of cool samples from the Krafty Girls and some special guests!!!!

Happy Stamping!

Crazy 4 Challenges #24 Make it Red!

Today's challenge is to create a red card! Since I've done a lot of Red cards lately, I chose to use Rose Red Cardstock, which is more pinkish in tone!

This weeks' sponsor for C4C is The {Stamps} of Life! I used the Build-a-Paisley Brushes to create a fun back ground. I love the simplicity of the Brushes and the way that you can custom design patterned paper!

The Sentiment was created again with brushes from the Tinyand2Cute set. I just printed it out and cut around it!

Head over to the C4C Blog to see the fabby designs by my fellow crazies! Hey! Play along! If you do, you can win either 5 digital sets or two clear sets!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmies Sneaky Peeky!!!! Bench Friends

Kraftin' Kimmies February Release came on so fast for me! With Christmas just out of the way and a week in California, I can't believe that we're almost halfway through February already! Where DOES the time go!!!!

I absolutely LOVE bench friends. These whimsical images from Jean really touch my heart! I used to be an avid Teddy Bear Collector. It wasn't a particular brand, although I was partial to Gunds and Boyd's Bears, but really it was more about the connection with the Bears.......okay so here's where I reveal one of my beliefs........

A Teddy Bear will call out to you............yes, really, they will. First of all they catch your eye. Whether they're sitting amongst a whole bear family, in a showcase or display on their own, they make eye contact (not the creepy chucky kind out of a horror movie, but just a sweet sweet glance) You look away, but for some reason you're compelled to have another glance.....they're looking right back at you, almost as if saying...........pick me, take me home.

Are you following? or do you think it's time to run away as fast as you can from the crazy ladie's blog, never to return??? When I was first dating my ex husband, he showered me with bears......lots and lots and lots of bears............a LOT of bears..........but none that really captured my bears, blue bears.....multicoloured!!! He was definitely attempting to please me with quantity........and then I told him my belief about bears....yeah, he still married me. Of course he quickly raised an eyebrow, smirked and gave me one of those "get real" looks...........I insisted that my theory is true.............. a bear will hand pick it's owner, if they (the purchaser) are attuned!

I gently directed him away from Kmart and to a couple of stores that carried the bears that spoke out to! The next occasion...... I am thinking it was Valentines Day, I received the most pleasant surprise! A Beautiful Black Bear........soft and cuddly, plush and expressive. Even more exciting was the expression on his face when I opened the parcel and he said "you're right" (well I LOVE hearing that!!!! not just about Bears!) He went on to tell me that he was in the store carefully choosing my gift. He had a pretty White Bear all picked out, when he caught this sweet little fella looking at him. He looked and thought he was nice, but picked up the white bear..........he said it was almost as if this little guy said "put that bear down" it's ME you need........being a little stubborn, he was still going for the other one, but he felt that this guy was being quite persistent and finally gave in. He was a perfect Bear!!!

Now either he bought into my belief or he was just trying hard to impress me in his courtship, but I truly believe that he was,captivated by that little guy!!! I know that I was and although I didn't receive as many bears after that, the bears that did make it home, were meant to be there!

I think sometimes stamps speak out to me too.............but that's a story for another time!

I love the intimacy of this stamp set and the sentiment that accompanies it... Friendship needs no words.............a pretty stamp, a beautiful saying

This stamp is my favourite out of this months release, but just WAIT until you see what else Kimmie has for you this month! All I can say is the images are INCREDIBLE!!!! Head on over to the Krafty Girls sites to see their fabulous creations and stay tuned for more sneaks this week, followed by a huge blog hop on Sunday!


Bench Friends-Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Paper: Neenah White, Mustard, Blue and Country Red
Designer Paper: Basic Grey
Acc: Buttons, CTMH Flower, Embroidery Thread, Copics, Sakura White Gel Pen

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pink Cat Thursday!

Pink Cat Studio has some fun images for you this week! Wee Leprechauns, a pot of gold or two and Sparkly Rainbows to brighten a dreary winter day!

Wee Lily is sliding down the rainbow into a pot of gold....... wish I could land in one.......having some very expensive car repairs this week, I could have used a little extra! This card came together quickly, which is good because I've been feeling a little under the weather. The Sentiment is from the Kiki Kitty set!

Border Punch is from Martha Stewart, colouring with Copics and Spicas and Paper from Prismatics!

Don't forget to check out the fabby DT creations!

Happy Stamping!

Stampotique Designers Challenge #1 It's a LOVE thing!

I'm so excited to be sharing the First Stampotique Design Team Challenge with you and I am fortunate to be the hostess this week!

The tremendously talented design team will be bringing challenges to you on the 2nd and 4th wednesday of each month, giving you the opportunity to see some fine artwork created with Stampotique Stamps, to get inspired and to hopefully play along with us!

This weeks challenge is to create a love themed card! If you head over to the Stampotique Design Team Challenge Blog you can get the full details about how to participate and where to
upload your creations. Play along and you could be the winner of a Gift Certificate to Stampotique Originals. One winner will be picked randomly from all players and will be announced in the next challenge post.

Also, if you visit the site, you will see the fabulous creations of our Design Team and/or you can follow the links to their sites on my sidebar

My Card was created with Moffia, one of the fabulous images by Daniel Torrente. I coloured her with Copics and cut around the image! I used some deep pink ink to sponge around the image a little and added some Cherry Coloured Rhinestones. Some metal as accents coupled with some Organdy Ribbon, gives it kind of an eclectic look I think! The DP is from K&CO , the Polka Dots, well I'm not sure!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's Ellas First Birthday!!!!

How exciting! Ella is turning one today! In celebration of her Birthday, The Pink Elephant is having a Blog Hop! If you've already been hopping, you will have arrived here from Jenn's blog!

If you're just popping in here and want to hop, the Party begins over at The Pink Elephant Site.

The challenge for the hop was to recreate one of your favourite challenges. I got to play with one of my Fave colour combinations, which I believe was TPE Challenge #21

Using the just released Build-a- Paisley and Tinyand2Cute sets (sentiment) from the {Stamps} of Life, I used Olive Green, bright blue and deep pink for this card! The paisleys' were coloured in with Copics as were the tiny flowers! I added a wee bit of Flower soft to the middle of the flowers for texture! A Whimsical Button and a dash of Ribbon finishes this simple card off nicely!

Okay on with the Hop!!!!! Go and have a peek at what Sheri has in store for you, I'm on my way over now!

Happy Stamping!

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