Saturday, July 31, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges 48-It's a Sketch!

This week, our ever so talented Jessie, has designed a fabulous sketch for us to play with!

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 C4C48. Don't forget to come back here and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.


Stamps: The Simple Things By Ippity
Paper: October Afternoon : One of a Kind and Go Fly A Kite
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip Kraft and Classic and Creamy Caramel for Sponging
Accessories: Buttons Misc. Flower by Prima

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Paper Romance Challenge #9-Happy Birthday

This week, Angela has challenged us to create a Birthday Card!!!! This Birthday Fish Image from Dustin Pike is available at Paper Romance. Be sure to play along with the challenge and link your image to Amy's Challenge Blog! You can win a $5.00 gift certificate for playing along with the challenge


Birthday Fish-Dustin Pike for High Hopes
DP-Imaginisce Birthday Line
Accessories: Ribbon and Rub On -SU! Wire, Copics, Sakura Jelly Roll Glitter Pen, Crystal Stickles

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stampotique Designer's Challenge #12 It's a Sketch!

This week, Kim Howard brings us a Fresh Sketch for Inspiration!

Grab out your finest supplies, along with your Stampotique Stamps and play along with us! One random winner will receive a $15.00 gift certificate for the store and you could have your creation displayed in our Designer Favourites Showcase at the next challenge~

Be sure that you come back here (the Stampotique Designer Challenge Blog) to add a DIRECT LINK to your challenge card!

Remember, this is a Stampotique Stamps ONLY challenge this week!

Remember, this is a Stampotique Stamps ONLY challenge this week!


Frogs, Maryse Carriere
Paper: Cosmo Cricut (blue) I'm not sure about the orange.......... scrap bin! lol
Accessories: Copic Markers, Making Memories Enamel Embellies!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Totally Stampalicious Challenge-Happy Birthday!

Over at Totally Stampalicious, we're being challenged to create a Birthday Card!!! I'm not sure about all the details of the challenge, but if you go to the TS BLOG you'll be in the know!!!!

I used one of the latest releases, Cafe Scarlette. The Sentiment is from the Sweet Birthday Kids set.


Stamps: Cafe Scarlette, Sweet Birthday Kids
Paper: Teal Cardstock-Coredinations
DP: October Afternoon
Ribbon: SU, Flower by Bo Bunny,

Another New Way to use Flower Soft

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend! I've used flower soft for flowers of course.....for feathers and fur, sand and snow!!! This week, I decided to use Flower Soft just to add some fun texture to this Halloween Card!!! There's absolutely no stamping required with this fun and funky card. I essentially filled in a Rub On (Boo) with Ultrafine Sage Card Soft.

You could recreate a similar card by hand drawing the lettering, printing a large sized font onto your cardstock, or using some jumbo letter stamps. I really liked the outcome of this card.

The Sketch I used this week is from The CPS Sketch Blog! Flower Soft is Sponsoring Sketch #77. You have until July 31st to load up your creations to get the opportunity to win some fun Prizes from Flower Soft. Click HERE for details and to upload your creation

Halloween Rub On's Tangerine Tango Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Ultrafine Sage Flower Soft

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Great News!!!!

First Annual Krafty Day with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!
Saturday, September 25th, 2010 9am-5pm
in London, Ontario
at the FCCChurch
3725 Bostwick Road
Cost: $55

- join us for a whole day of Krafty fun!!
-each participant will receive an exclusive Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Tote Bag filled with stampin’ goodies!
- a special edition Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp to commemorate the occasion!
- a lovely catered lunch, snacks and refreshments!
- make and takes, demonstrations, etc.
- meet some of the Krafty Girls Design Team!!
- enjoy lots of kroppin’ and kraftin’ space!
- Door Prizes!!
- Scrappin’ Great Deals on site for all your Copic needs!
- And of course, lots of Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps on hand for all your stampin’ needs!

This will be a Krafty event that you won’t want to miss! It is being held at a gorgeous location that is easily accessible and near to hotels

Space is limited, so please contact Kimmie directly to reserve your spot (
OR tickets will soon be available at Scrappin’ Great Deals (519) 473-5751

I sure hope you'll be able to make it!!!!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #39 Mostly Monochromatic!

This week, our ever so talented Krafty Girl Michelle challenges us to use mainly the same colour collection on our cards........... a wee splash of an alternative colour is okay, but try to keep it in the same colour family.

You'll have two weeks to pull out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 'cause the little lucky duck Kimmie is headed off to CHA! There won't be a challenge next week, but we'll be back on schedule upon her return. I know she's going to have a fabulous time with Andi and Jeanne and will get to meet a lot of her stamping pals face to face! I'm not heading out to CHA this summer, so to those of you that are going, travel safely and have a blast.........I'll be missing you all for sure!

For my Card, I used Rapunzel, one of this months new release stamps! Be sure to check them all out over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Store

For all the details of the Challenge, hop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog! You'll get all the deets there!


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Rapunzei-includes sentiment and hairbrush
Paper: Core-dinations CS, Vintage Shabby Paper Stack Tim Holtz
Ink: Momento Black, Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink
Accessories: Copic Markers, Prism Pencils (Background) , Carnival Glitter by
Prisma Flowers and Small Roses

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Paper Romance Challenge #8-It's a Colour Challenge!

This week my Gorjuss Friend and Guest Designer Andrea has challenged us to use Chocolate, Teal and White as our Colour Combination. I thought that this Mimosa Umbrella Stamp would be perfect for the challenge!

I coloured sweet Mimosa in Copics and used some Prism Pencils with Gamsol to create the Puddle, Sidewalk and Rain Drops. I cut the main image out with a Nestie and Sponged some Baby Blue Versamark ink to the inside of the Nestie.

Clear Stickles accent the raindrops and the DP from Basic Grey Phoebe line matched nicely. I found a wee rub on in the drawer that fit the thin strip of Caramel coloured DP............I decided that my Chocolate would include Caramel.............Mmmmmmmm I LOVE Caramel Filled Chocolate!

Want to play along? Be sure to get all the details and link your card up to the Paper Romance Challenge Blog. One Player will be chosen randomly to receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate to her Fabby Online Store!!!!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy Day! The Stamps of Life Designer Challenge

This week's challenge is to use polka dots somewhere on your card.

Please feel free to play along with us!

If you are playing along with The {Stamps} of Life stamps or digital images
please upload to the gallery on the site -> with the keyword TSOLD14. Please link to one of our blogs so we can see your stuff! Our challenge this week is "Polka Dots!" (TSOLD14) - Use polka dots somewhere on your card. Our players this week:


Jeanne Streiff

For my card, I used Fly A Kite Paper by October Afternoon (Ice Cream and Picnic Table) I used the Love2Hug stamp set . This was such a SUPER quick card! I sponged the edges of the corners with Caramel ink and added a wee BoBunny Flower and Misc button to finish it off. In addition, I used a deckled oval nestie, sponging the inside with a little caramel ink and an EK success Border Punch on the Dotted Spotted STrip!

Hope you have a fabby day~!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's Krafty July Blog Hop!

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new July images! As you’ve seen over the last few day in our Krafty Peeks, Annie Rodrigue has created the MOST FANTASTICAL FAIRYTALES! There are six images in the complete set and one very special one that we have created from Annie’s original painting, Little Red Riding Hood.

And Steven Leary is back with Miles the Mouse and his cute girlfriend, Maisie! They are having a lot of backyard fun by the pool this month and you’ll get to check them all out in today’s July release day KRAFTY HOP!!

If You've already been Hopping, you've just come from Annie's Blog ........Annie is one of my favourite illustrator's EVER, so it's a THRILL to follow her!!!

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 some 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! OH and did we mention? Each and every order placed this week, will be entered into a draw?? One lucky customer will win a 5x7 print of Annie’s Little Red Riding Hood!!

For my card, I used BBQ Max!!!! He's grilling up a delicious hunk of Swiss!!! Can you say Yummy???? I kept my card relatively simple today..........coloured with Copics! The sentiment if from the Fun Sentiments Sets, that you can find HERE on Kimmie's Site!

Happy Hopping and Good Luck with the Prizes!!! Now hop away and see what Kellie has to show you! I KNOW it's going to be scrumptious!

If you'd like to see the blog hop list in it's entirety, head over to Kraftin' Kimmie's blog!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's Saturday Challenge #38-Beautiful Bows

More Sweet Fairy Tale Previews for you today! Are you LOVIN" this months release??? I know that I am!!!! Krafty Guest Designer Krista has challenged us to use some Bows on our Projects today!!!! Just by using Goldilocks.......who will be available on Sunday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps met the challenge........but if you know me, not too many of my projects are without ribbon!!!

I coloured Goldilocks with Copics..........for her Hair I used Buttercup Yellow and Yellow Ochre......try to stay away from the bright yellows when creating hair unless you want to achieve the look of Fresh Lemon! Actually I prefer the E series for a ashy blonde look......but I wanted Goldi to be.........Goldish, thus the Buttercup and Ochre!

Dp is from Basic Grey Sugar Rush Line.................Ribbon is Misc.

Hope you'll play along with the challenge! Make sure you link your Kraftin' Kimmie Creation up to the KK Challenge Blog and you can win the image that Krista is playing with this week!

Happy Stamping and don't forget to join the Krafty Girls for a Big Hop tomorrow!

Crazy 4 Challenges 46- Bunches of Buttons

This week our challenge is to use beaucoup de buttons on your card!!! This image, A Mae Day from our Sponsor, Some Odd Girl Stamps was just perfect for our challenge!!!!

I stamped and coloured her with Copic Markers and layered her onto this complimentary paper from October Afternoon (Fly a Kite: Picnic Table) .............I added some buttons and then to complete this quick card a Rub on.......... I'm still feeling a little lazy from my surgery, so I feel like my mojo isn't at it's best!

digital stamps

Want to play along??? Make sure you link your creation to the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Don't forget to follow the links on my sidebar to leave some love for my fellow Crazies!!!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Impression Obsession Challenge! -Big and Little Dogs

I found some time to Play today! Impression Obsession has a great challenge going on this week! You can read about it HERE. I used Big and Little Dogs for my entry!!! How cute is this pair????

I really wanted to focus on the Beautiful image, so I create a Quarter Fold Card. I coloured the image using a combination of Prism Pencils and Copic Markers. The DP matches the card well, but is think it's SU from several years ago. I found some little Dog Bone Paper Clips and Wrapped some Black Gingham Ribbon around, creating a little bow..... It seemed a little bare, so I mounted it onto a Prima Flower to give it a little oomph!

Impression Obsession holds two Challenges per month, on the 1st and 3rd should really check it out! You can win some fabulous Prizes and they have such a diversified range of stamps to suit all styles. Read all about the challenge on the Impression Obsession Blog!

I'm off to the Lake for a BBQ! Sure wish I could will be a few weeks before I can have a dip, but I'll enjoy the tranquil sunset!!!!

Happy Stamping!

Kraftin' Kimmie's July Release Previews-Hey there Little Red Riding Hood

I've always had a fascination with Fairy Tale and Fantasy Characters.......for those of you who've been following for awhile, you know that I LOVE all things Disney and the The Wizard of Oz is my favourite movie of all time!

Sooooo you can imagine that I was OVER THE MOON to see these amazing images by Annie that Kimmie is releasing this month! In addition, you will see some sweet Miles and Maisie images as well!

Little Red Riding Hood is a wee bit embarrassed that she forgot a Birthday as you can see in the blush of her cheeks!!!! I absolutely ADORE the wee Picnic Basket that comes as an accessory stamp!

Little Red and all the rest of the July Release will be available to you this Sunday! Watch the DT Blogs for peeks through Sunday and don't forget to Hop on Sunday for a chance to win some of the new release images! For Full Details, be sure to check out the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog!!!

Stamps: Little Red Riding Hood
Paper: Red CS-DP from Bo Bunny
Accessories: Bo Bunny FLowers, Wide Red Grosgrain, 7/8" circle punch, White Gel Pen, Large Oval Punch and Copic Markers

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Totally Stamplicious Release and Blog Hop!

It's time for another NEW RELEASE from Totally Stampalicious and we are soooo EXCITED to share ANOTHER FOUR NEW BUGABOO Stamp Sets!!


What better way to celebrate this exciting new release than with a FABULOUS and FUN BLOG HOP!? The only thing that could make it even MORE FUN is to add some PRIZES to the mix!!
As usual, we will select THREE winners randomly from THREE randomly selected DT blogs so be sure to comment on all of them to increase your chances to win!!

If you've been Hopping Already, you've just arrived from Stacy's blog!

Today I'm sharing two samples for you! The first is the sweet little boy stamp from the Sweet Birthday Kids Stamp Set. Isn't he darling?

I stamped this cute little fellow and coloured him in with Copics...........I have to tell you that I lost the cover for the DP, but I believe it was a DCWV Animal Stack. I cut out the image with my Egg Nesties and Sponged around with a Baby Blue Ink. A couple of Buttons and Viola, my Birthday Boy Card was complete!!!!

What do you think of Red Hat Stella? When I saw this particular sentiment that accompanies this set, I split a gut and knew that I just had to have it!!!! My Mom is a Red Hatter and she is THRILLED to see this set................ this card won't last in my card bin for long.................

I coloured Stella in Copics, and again cut out with a Nestie (Deckled Ovals) and Sponged around her with Lavendar Ink. In keeping with the Hat Theme, I embellished the sentiment with a Hat Pin (SU Pretties Kit) and punched the sentiment out with a label punch! I used some Ultrafine Strawberry Flower soft to give the Feathers in her hat some additional dimension

The DP is some older paper that I purchased in a RED HAT stack from K&C0.

Hope you enjoy my samples and good luck on winning some swag!!!!
Now it's time to head on over to Joycelyn's Blog to see what she has in store for your inspiration!

If you'd like to find the hop list in it's entirety, head on over to the TS Blog!

Happy Stamping!

Paper Romance Challenge #7-Stitch it!

This week, the ever so talented Cindy, Challenged us to use Stitching on our Cards! I believe that we could hand sew, faux stitch or machine stitch. Now that I've got a wee bit of a handle on the sewing machine, I decided to stitch............and Stitch and fact, as you can see, I went a little stitch Happy!!!! hehe

For my challenge card, I used Popcorn Bear-Birthday Hugs.
I coloured Popcorn in with Prism Pencils, blending with Gamsol. For the rest of the image, I used Copic Markers....... I really like how you can combine both!!!! I made a straight stitched border on my main panel and zigged and zagged my way around the main image! I used Sizzlet's about time I used the darned Sizzlet, I've only had it for three years!!lol and a CTMH FLower topped with a misc Button.

I even got stitchy with it on the inside of the card! DP on the interior is from Bo Bunny Press and a nice sized remnant that I found in my scrap stash!

Want to play along and get the chance to win a $5.00 Gift Certificate? Just pull out any stamps that Paper Romance Carries and link your creation to the Challenge Blog

Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stampotique Designer's Challenge #11 Christmas In July

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at the Stampotique Designer Challenge Blog!! This time around we challenge you to use your favourite Christmas Stamps to create a card. You can find the full details of the challenge over at the SDC Blog. I coloured Poinsettia in Copics and then I ran Brushed Corduroy ink over the whole image..........since that made her face WAY too dark, I restamped her face and coloured, cutting out the face portion and mounting in on a dimensional. I then got the brainwave to stamp the sentiment on her image in green and pop that off the image as well. The DP is from the Basic Grey Figgy Collection. Brads are from the Dollar Store and Pointsettia flowers are misc! Hope you'll play along. Be sure to link up your sample to the SDC Blog!

Happy Stamping!

For my card I used Poinsettia and Christmas Waves a Magic Wand
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