Friday, December 30, 2011

Break out your Party Dress and Bring in the New Year!

I hope that you enjoyed a Happy Holiday with your friends and family! I've been a bit of a slacker as far as stamping goes for the last couple of weeks, but this week I enjoyed stamping for fun and playing in some of the challenges over at Splitcoaststampers. Today the challenge was to Break out the Party Dress.

Janet Klien's Pretty Party Dress is the perfect image for paper piecing. I stamped the image on the pretty paper from Splendid collection by Authentique. Don't you love the coordinating papers? It makes designing cards with multiple designer paper so easy! I cut a tiny tag from my Tim Holtz die and added a diction cardstock sticker, also from Authentique. Scalloped punches add a little punch for a border and some foliage from a Sizzix Sizzlit adds a little more dimension.

Also, I hadn't got around to posting my challenge card from last wednesday (yep, I've been a stamipin' slug!) so here goes
If you'd like to participate in the challenge, here's the scoop!

The challenge is to create a card that reflects your wishes for 2012.........I can sum it up easily


I want to be Happy............. I intend to make sure that I remain Happy throughout the year. If I find myself UNHAPPY, I will do something behaviourally or cognitively to get back to HAPPY. That's it in a nutshell. I am going to be the captain of my own ship this year....not sure of the destination, but I do know that it is going to be a positively pleasurable trip. I may get off course, but will apply my self navigational skills to get  back on track. Perhaps I'll take the road less traveled and leap over the puddles and potholes that serve to slow me down, but I know that 2012 is my year and I will be one Happy Dragon! The Year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and I just happen to be one of those fearless creatures! It's my time to shine!

Hope all your wishes come true in 2012

If you're donning your favourite Party dress to ring in the New Year, enjoy a fun and safe evening.

Love and Hugs,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Touch Twin Color Challenge-TTCO8

The TTC08 Touch Twin challenge is a Color Challenge!

Our sponsor is The Stamps of Life! 

The challenge will run from December 26th - January 14th with a winner being announced on January 14th.
One person will be randomly chosen among 
the entries to win
12 Touch Twin markers!!!
To enter:

Post a link to your project on this post.
Post a link to our challenge on your blog.
Please do not combine this challenge with more than 5 challenges.
No back linking. Your project must be new.

For extra chances to win:

Follow the Touch Twin & More Challenge blog.
Like us on Facebook.
Subscribe to our newsletter.
Add our Touch Twin & More Challenges button to your blog.

Don't have a blog? That's OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC08 and TouchTwin and post a direct link HERE
Don't have any Touch Twin markers? That's OK too... for now. Starting in January (our next challenge) we will require using our markers, but for now you can use any coloring medium.
Please use similar colors for your challenge entry. 

Special Delivery-Designer Vicki Garrett


Stamps: Cars2drive
Ink: Colorbox Licorice by Stephanie Barnard, Summer Sun SU~!
Marker Colours: 

Y4, Y34, Y42.Y41, R2, BR96, CG0.5

Accessories: Glitter and 2 Way Glue Pen

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

SDC44: Shimmer, Glimmer, Glitter & Glitz and FSC43 Happy Holidays

Sorry I've been a little scarce! Lot's to do before Christmas and little time to stamp! This week, I've combined my Stampotique and Flower Soft Challenges to create one shimmery snowy Christmas Card!

For our current  Stampotique challenge Val is our hostess. She is challenging us to break out our "Shimmer, Glimmer, Glitter and Glitz" using shimmery paper, glittery embellishments, glimmery paints/washes/spritz or any kind of glitzy bling in your creations....let your inspiration shine!This week is our last challenge where you can use ANY stamps

For the Flower Soft Challenge, hop on over to the Flower Soft Blog to get all the details. This will probably be my last post as a Flower Soft designer, but you'll be sure to see Flowery Soft goodness on some of my future creations!!!!  A big Thank you to Mark and the peeps at Flower Soft who gave me a great opportunity to work with their product!

Sooo for my card, I used this fun image from Stampotique-Penguins and Happy Holidays. I also used a reverse image stamp. I stamped the image that I wanted to reverse in Bordering Blue, to give it the look of a reflection under the ice. I then stamped the Penguins in Black and did the wee bit of colouring with my Touch Twin Markers. I sponged the icy area with Soft Sky Ink and the Sky with Cool Caribbean Ink. I used my Sizzix Scalloped Oval Framelit  to die cut the entire image. I added a lot of Polar White Flower Soft for some snowy goodness and some Martha Stewart Chunky Glitter to dazzle it up!!! It still didn't look snowy enough for my liking, so I added some Gel Pen Snow Dots!!!! ............I had some Glittery Christmas Paper from a couple of years ago kicking around, so I used that and then added a big glittery bow with some M's Ribbon. It is very sparkly in real life!!!!

I'm hoping to have another post before Christmas...................but have to get back to my cookie baking now!!! If you'd like to play along with the Stampotique Challenge, please head over to the Designer Challenge Blog for all the details!

happy stamping!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Impression Obsession-Pretty in Pink- and a sneak peek!

This week's Impression Obsession Challenge is to create a Pink Card. I'm sharing a peek of what's to come at Impression Obsession very soon. Pretty eh! 

Make sure you head over to the to get all the details of the challenge, but play along to get free Rubber!!!


Be sure to check out my fabby DT Ladies Awesome Creations! Bet you will see more Sneaky Peekies there!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

C4C 117-Where's Santa?

Hey everyone, and welcome to the LAST challenge for the year 2011!!! The Crazies will be taking a break until January 7th, so that we can focus on family and friends for the holidays. Thank you ALL for playing along all year...we are having SO much fun!! We already have a TON of AWESOME sponsors lined up for next year, so be sure to come back and play along then!!

Ready for the challenge??


Our challenge this week is to make a card or a project with Santa on it!

I have portions of Santa..................Do you know where the rest of him has gone...........hehe!!!

For my card, I used very little stamping, but I used a portion of the Beleive in Yourself sentiment, one of the new and fun Phrases2say sets over at The Stamps of Life

From all of us Crazies: A VERY Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

If you decide 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 C4C117. Don't forget to go to the C4C Challenge Site and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

Now let's see what the "Crazies have come up with this week.......

Saturday, December 3, 2011

C4C116-Lets go to the Movies!

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week's Crazy 4 Challenges, challenge!! This month, Jessie is our hostess 

This week, she's taking us to the Movies: Here's what she has to say............

This week's challenge is to make a card or project based on your FAVORITE Christmas movie!! Make sure that when you post/blog your card, you let us know WHAT movie you were inspired by!! I can't WAIT to see!!

I have a couple of Favourites.......My FAVOURITE FAVOURITE~!... The Year Without a Santa Claus, ' cause I Totally LOVE Heatmeiser!

But that's not what my Card was inspired other favourite Christmas Movie is Rudolph.....not because of the Red Nosed Reindeer, who is very endearing, but because I LOVE the Burl Ives Snowman Character.

I love when he sings Holly Jolly Christmas

I used the sentiment from Holly4Christmas  along with this month's Candy2share set.
Additionally, I used lots of Sizzix Products!
Scalloped Circles Framelits
Sizzlit Decorative Strip Die-Vintage Lace
Holly and Berry Sizzlit Die
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

If you decide to play along with us head over to the C4C Blog for all the Details!  

And of course, check out the links on my sidebar to see what Christmas Movies motivate my Crazy Girls!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stamps of Life December Relase-Candy2share

Stephanie has outdone herself with this month's release Candy2share!!!

I love this adorable set!!! It has all sorts of sweet treats for you to make Yummy Cards and Gifty things!

I cased this pop up card idea from my good friend Frances who found the instructions here on Valita's Blog

and what about this DELICIOUS Designer Paper by Bo Bunny! It came in my Designer Package from Scrappin' Great Deals- It's Smoochable!

Here's the Mid View!

Toooo Sweet~ and speaking of Sweet............Check this out!

I have to confess that I LOVE these little Ginger Kids Cookies by Voortman Cookies and they are no longer in the tub~ Well Digested by now!!!

For this project, in addition to Candy2share, I also used  Mini's4cirlces,  Banners4all and these awesome

Hope you enjoyed my Peeks! Don't forget to check out The {Stamps} of Life Gallery to see lots more great samples~

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-are you thirsty?

What's your favourite drink? I love a nice Hot Chocolate on a chilly day........I'd pass on the whipped cream, but a couple of big squishy marshmallows floating atop a sea of chocolate sounds good to me!

Our DT members have been busy stamping, inking, and designing cards around our theme, "What Do You Like To Drink? Challenge".  So let's get to it and check out the DT's great inspirations on their blogs listed below:
Would you like to participate in the challenge for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate?  The Challenge Guidelines widget is posted in the first sidebar to your right.  We are using the Inlinkz thumbnail format for posting your entries.  Don't forget our ending time for this challenge will be next Wednesday, December 7, at 10 p.m. EST.  The winner is picked  Shriley will also notify all the players of the winner that night.  The winner's name will also be posted with the DT Thursday post on December 8.  Thanks in advance for playing and joining in the fun everyone!

Ink: Memento Black, Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy (SU!)
Here's my colour map

Have a great day!

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