Monday, April 30, 2012

Touch Twin Colour Challenge

Today's Touch Twin Challenge is sponsored by 

Jeanne has given us this yummy confection to inspire our colour choices

For my card, I used the fun Trees2build set!!! 

I've included my colour map, so you can see what colours I've used

If you want to play along, you can get all the Details on the Touch Twin Challenges Blog


You can win a 12 pack of Yummy Touch Markers!!!


Trees2build by The {Stamps} of Life
Ink: Chocolate and Olive colourbox by Stephanie Barnard
Stephanie Barnard Scalloped Ovals by Sizzix
Cardstock and Seam Binding by Stampin'Up!
White Gel Pen and Souffle Pen by Sakura
DP by Cosmo Cricket
Foam Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Crazy 4 Challenges 134

Hi everyone and happy Saturday. It's challenge time again here at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and our challenge hostess Cindy has another fun challenge for you. Today we are Paper Piecing.

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 C4C134. Don't forget to come back to the C4C blog and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too

For my card, I used this adorable Perry on her Laptop, from the Uptown Girl collection, a lovely gift from one of my besties, Kim.  I coloured her with my touch markers. The fabulous DP is from the Bo Bunny Weekend Market Collection. This one is from the 6x6 pad. How about that fabulous flourish. It's a Memory Box Die-Macarena Corner Die. All of this fabby paper and the die was delivered in my Designer box from Scrappin' Great Deals! I Paper pieced the Chair, sponging the edges with Brown Bag ink from CTMH!. Corner Punch by SU! Copper embellies by CTMH! I used a touch of Viva Pearl ben to make the buttons on her pants in Kiwi.  Fun stuff! Circle dies are from Spellbinders!!!

Now lets take a peek at what the Crazies have come up with this week:

  • Barbara Anders
  • Cindy Haffner
  • Frances Byrne
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Joycelyn Turner
  • Lynda Benden
  • Maria Bell
  • Silke Kittmann
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Kelli Hull

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    SDC53 Make an ATC

    Our Beautiful Maria challenged the team to make an Artist's Trading Card this week. I think I"ve only ever made one before, so it was a bit of a challenge for me. What a tiny space to work in. For my creation I used Big Bee, Tiny bee, HoneyComb background stamp and the "fly" sentiment all available at Stampotique Originals. Be sure to visit the Stampotique Designer's challenge to enter your own creation.
    If you use Stampotique Stamps, you could win a $30.00 Gift certificate for some new rubba!!!

    Happy Stamping

    Ink-Donna Salazar Mixed Media Ink-Honey and Leather
    Pan Pastels
    White and Espresso Cardstock-Stampin' Up!

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    CPS 262

    This weeks CPS Challenge sketch  is being sponsored by My Favorite Things, which means you get to see another sweet sample of the Inspired by Butterflies stamp set and matching dies. The stamps and dies are sold separately, so you have the option of using the dies or stamps independently. I just love these images. Butterflies remind me of Sunshine and gentle breezes. I've seen a few already on my daily walks and am looking forward to the Monarch's return when the weather gets warmer!

    Here's the sketch if you'd like to play along!


    Inspired by Butterflies Stamps and Die Set (Sold Separately)
    Paper"|: Authentique
    Octagonal Dies: Spellbinders
    Ink: Chocolate-Stephanie Barnard by Colour Box

    Happy Stamping!

    Sunday, April 22, 2012

    Beautiful Butterflies by My Favourite Things

    Hope you're all having a great weekend. It's pretty chilly and dreary here this weekend, but a good weekend to stamp! I have a photography assignment due, so I'm hoping to beat the rain and heading out for a bit to try and get some shots!!!

    This project was completed with the following products currently available at SGD!


    The paper is an older paper that I had by SEI, but Shiela is carrying so many pretty paper pads, that you can surely find one that would work really well with the Butterflies, or you can simply stamp and colour them in! I totally LOVE the sentiment that Kim from MFT has included with this set. I very much respect Maya Angelou and her words are very inspiring.

    SOOOO did I tell you HOW EXCITED I am????  SGD Diva KIM is coming to my place next weekend for a Stampin' and Scrappin' fest!!! Along with some of my other besties, the creativity in the room will be unreal. I'm sure I'll have lots to share with you and maybe they'll let me play show and tell with some of their creations too!!!!
    Happy Stamping!


    Saturday, April 21, 2012

    Crazy4Challenges-Add some Black!

    Today our Fantabulous Challenge Hostess Cindy, want's us to add some black card stock to make our creations POP! The black worked very well with this Balloons2cut stamp and die set, hot off the press at The {Stamps} of life. I'm on the fly tonight, so  you can check out all the deets of the challenge by following the link on my sidebar to the C4C site. Don't forget to scroll down through the designers, pop over to their blogs and share some love!!!

    Happy Stamping!

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    Hambo Stamps Guest Designer!

    I was thrilled when I was afforded the honour to  be a featured Guest Designer for Hambo Stamps!!!!
    I chose these adorable Party Pigs for my creation along with the fun sentiment!!!

    Hambo has a great collection of rubber and digital stamps! They have a whole lot more of these sweet piggies along with some other critters and peeps and such. Some of the fun sentiments they have just crack me up!!!! Be sure to check them out. I know you're sure to see these cute little porkers on my blog again!!!

    I coloured the wee piggies with my Touch Markers. Paper is from jillibean and SEI.

    Happy Stamping and Thanks Hambo for having me!!!!

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    Totally Stampalicious April Release and Blog Hop!

     Welcome to the Totally Stampalicious APRIL NEW RELEASE and BLOG HOP!

    We have FOUR BRAND NEW STAMP SETS from our fabulous Bugaboo line by artist 



    If you've been hopping already, you've just arrived from the very sweet and talented 

    I was all in a cluck over this sweet new stamp set and just couldn't stop stamping!!
    So I made a whole ensemble!!!!

    Alittle Giftie Tag for a homemade jar of salsa!
    Nope, I didn't just whip that up today, we made some in the fall and its lasted through the winter.

    Check out this cute Recipe Box. I found these at M's for 50 cents and knew they'd come in handy!

    Here's a glimpse of the Recipe card headers. I cut the cards at 4" x 6"
    I used a small oval punch to ground the images.
    The Titles are stamped with these sweet  Funky4bigABC alphabet by The Stamps of Life

    and here's another!

    Lastly, A little Card

    Of course I coloured my images with my Touch Markers 

    Here's my colour map!

    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

    Thanks for stopping by

    Now hop on over to Sue's Site to see her sweet creation!

    Impression Obsession Challenge-Flower Power!

    For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, they are open to you too as participants using the Inlinkz thumbnail format.  You are invited to join us with the chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate in all of our challenges.  The dates for this challenge are below and the rules are with the thumbnail format at the bottom of the post:
    • Ending time for this challenge is next Wednesday, April 25 , at 10 p.m. EST.
    • The winner is picked using
    • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
    • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on April 26.
    If you have been reading our Challenge Date Schedule you know that we will be having our third of three New Stamps and Stamp Set Releases on May 3.  It is also the beginning of our "Summer Celebrations Challenge".  There are graduations, beach parties, vacations, and all kind of fun things going on in the Summer!  You are still invited to join us with the chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for this challenge too.  The winner is chosen by  So get busy out there and get ready to join us in that challenge too.  Invite a friend and stamp up a storm!!
    If you would like some ideas, you can check out all of the new cards from the Spring Catalog by clicking on the NEW 2012 SPRING STAMP Album near the top of the sidebar to your right.  There are direct links to each DT member's post on their blogs. If you would like to check them out by DT member, click on the blog links under their names in the sidebar to your right.  They have been linked to show their LATEST IO posts in chronological order.

    For my card, I enjoyed colouring this beautiful Dogwood stamp. it's called Dogwood 3
    Of course I coloured this with my Touch Markers. Here's my colour Map! 

    The image itself is so beautiful, that I decided to keep my card very plain an simple. I mounted it on a nestabilitie scalloped die cut out and added this simple sentiment from Treasured Memories, a beautiful clear stamp set with some lovely sentiments.

    Be sure to play along with the challenge!

    Happy Stamping!

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    CPS 261- It's Sweet n' Sassy!

    So this week, our card sketch over at CPS is sponsored by Sweet n' Sassy Designs. Korin has so many adorable stamps, that it was difficult to choose which set I planned to work with, but these sweet sweet mice atop the sweet treats were too hard to resist!!! So Sweet Cocoa includes Mice with Cookies, Donuts AND this delicious Cupcake!!!! Yummy!!!!!

    Here's the sketch if you'd like to create your own sweet card!!!
    And of course, I've included my Touch Twin Marker Colour Map so you can see what colours I've used on my creation!


    Stamps-So Sweet Cocoa by Sweet n' Sassy Stamps
    DP-Smoochable by Bo Bunny. I get mine at Scrappin' Great Deals!
    Markes-Touch Twin by Shinhan Arts
    Brads-Making Memories
    Glitter-Doodlebug Designs

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Touch Twin Challenge 15-Home Sweet Home!


    I'm excited to share that my creativity has seemed to return!!! YAYYYYY!
    After being in a funk for a few weeks, I spend an amazing day creating. Now that being said, I have to recreate something for tomorrow as I kind of messed up on my project, but that means I have TWO cards to share with you!!

    The Touch Twin Marker Challenge for this week is to use Houses in your creations.

    For our creations, the Touch Twin Artisans used this fun set called Houses4us
    I decided to try something a little different today and colour directly onto Cardstock (RIver Rock) by Stampin Up! It actually didn't blend too badly and I like the results that I got with this colour combination
    This is a pretty basic card, so to jass it up a bit, I used some Machine Stitching

    Hope you'll head on over to the Touch Twin Challenge Blog and enter a fun creation!

    Happy Stamping!

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    Blog Candy update!

    Hey There! I almost forgot to pick a Blog Candy winner!!!! Since I had only four comments, I have enough sets to send each of you one! Please email me at with your snail mail by Friday April 20th and I'll get your stamps out to you!

    Have a great day


    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    SDC52 Oodles of Doodles!

    This week over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge, the very talented KAZ has challenged us to use doodles on our creation. If you've been following, you know that I've been working on an Art Journalling Class. The structured lessons are LONG over, but I'm slowly plugging away at the lessons bit by bit!!!! I relied on my letter love inspiration to create this journalling page.
    I had to add my Favourite Chubby Stampotique Cherubs to my spring creations and I thought the Swirl Stalks would work perfectly with this page. I   coloured Fleur Babies 2 and 3 with my touch markers~
    Here's my colour map

    Hope you'll head over to the Stampotique Designer's challenge blog and play along

    Background is done with Pan Pastels. Highlights with Sakura Gel Pen....Middles of doodle flowers with Viva Decor Pearl Pen-yep it yakked on my page a bit.......ugh, but I guess that's art!

    And if you're just stopping by today, leave a comment on my previous post to win some Blog Candy!

    Happy Stamping!

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    CPS 260 and some blog candy from Impression Obsession

    Here's my CPS card for today. What a fun sketch this one is and there are a LOT of great ideas on the CPS Blog!  you'll want to check it out for sure!!!!

    For my card I used the following stamps from Impression Obsession
    and sentiments from the LIFE sentiment set

    Here is the sketch if you want to play along

    If you'd like to win some Blog Candy, exclusive to my blog and from Impression Obsession, please leave a comment here by Friday April 13th. I'll announce a winner on Saturday! You must be a follower to win two clear sets from Impression Obsession

    Happy Stamping!!!!

    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Impression Obsession April Release!

    Good Morning everyone!!!! I can't believe this week has flown by so fast!!! It's my first official week back to work after a lengthy secondment and boy, am I pooped!!!!

    I want to share this newly released stamp with you from Impression Obsession, Christopher. I love this sweet little dolphin stamp. The image was coloured with my Touch Twin Markers. I'll have a colour chart posted for you before the weekend's out. With being at work full time and Jonathon's sports in full gear, it's been hectic. additional stamps used on this card are  Large Sand Dollar,  and Wave Border. The Christopher clear stamp includes the sentiment as well. Make sure you head on over to the Impression Obsession blog to see all the new release stamps and what the team have been up to!

    Happy Stamping!

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    CPS 259 featuring the Stamps of LIfe new release set!

    I have to apologize for being a little scarce lately.......have a few things going on that are encompassing my heart and mind right at the moment, but I'm working at getting my spirit and mojo back!!!

    I LOVE the sketch this week from CPS

    This week's prize is sponsored by: Kimber McGray. Be sure to check here each Wednesday to see what you could win along with some great samples from our sponsor.
    To enter this week's random drawing simply share your design with the CPS readers. Simply click on this week's sketch image in the side bar. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

    For my card, I used the April release set, which is called Birthday2celebrate. It's a really fun set and I hope to have more samples for you soon!!!!

    To get all the details on my card AND how to win a prize, head on over to the CPS blog by following the link on my sidebar..........

    See you soon!

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