Sunday, April 24, 2011

Food Challenge

It's time for another Monday challenge over at Totally Stampalicious!  These weeks just go by so fast lately!  This week's challenge is to have food on your card.  I used the Dottie Desserts stamp set for this one!  This is one of my favorites from the April new releases!  The designer paper I used has strawberries on it too.

I used this week's Sketch Saturday #152 Sketch for the layout.  I had to flip the sketch to make it work with my image. 

Thanks for stopping by and  checking out my card.  Hope you get to play along with our food challenge this week!  The Totally Stampalicious Design Team has put together some great samples for this challenge.  Click HERE to see them.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop

Welcome to the 4th STOP of the April NEW RELEASE and BLOG HOP!!
We are releasing another FABULOUS FOUR SETS from our BUGABOO LINE created by the AMAZING Jodie Mackerell of Bugaboo Digi Stamps!
ALL 4 Sets are available NOW at Totally Stampalicious!

As is Totally Stampalicious tradition, we are kicking off this release with a FUN and FANTASTIC Blog Hop and I KNOW you all know what that means!!
1st Prize - ALL 4 New Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate

Be sure to stop and comment on ALL of the Design Team's creations in order for your chance to win!!! And trust me, you DO NOT want to miss out on any of the eye candy that they've created for us!!

First up I have the adorable Ava Flowers card! This set comes with the adorable Ava image and two sentiments - "Girls hold up this world because great DADS keep them lifted up!" and "Butterfly Flutterby!" The flower embelishment on this card was made out of tissue paper!

Next up is the Totally Adorable Deacon Bugs Card! This little guy is just too cute! I LOVE him! He comes with two sentiments too - "Boys are meant for kisses and hugs, watching rainbows and catching bugs!" and "My little BUGALOO!"

Next up is Dessert Dottie! If I had to pick a favorite this would be it! I just love Dottie with her fresh baked pie. On my card the pie is gluten free of course! This set comes with Dottie and 6 sentiments - I used the "Baked for you with LOVE" sentiment.

Last but certainly not least is Stella's Tires. This fun stamp set comes with 4 hilarious sentiments. I used "What do you mean that sound didn't come with the car?".

Now it's time to hop on over to Laurie’s Blog to see what awesomeness she's got in store for you!

And here is the entire line-up just in case you get lost along the way:
Totally Stampalicious
Sue (SCS Gallery)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Keep it Simple Challenge

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to make a Clean and Simple Card.  I thought this would be the perfect time to break out my swivel knife and cut out my image.  When I told my husband about this plan he said make sure you have the bandages ready....NICE.  Anyway I'm happy to report that I was able to cut JJ out without cutting myself.  I've seen so many awesome cards with images cut out and I've been wanting to try this for a while now.  In the end I'm very happy with how this turned out.    It took less time than my adventures with the sewing machine too.

Mark your calendars - we're having a New Release and Blog Hop at Totally Stampalicious on Thursday - April 21st!  

Stop on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see more great Clean and Simple inspiration from the design team!  I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week! 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

I have a new Facebook page for Julie Makes Cards.  I'd love it if you follow me there - just click the like button on my sidebar.

Stamps:  Cupcake JJ
Paper:  Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Labels Four, Swivel Knife

Best Buds for Featured Stamper Sue

When I found out that today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast Stampers was Sue (Coffeestamper) I just had to play along. The card I chose from her gallery is HERE . I love the layout she used and the sponging! Great inspiration!

I used the Best Buds stamp from Totally Stampalicious for the image and sentiment.

I'm also including this in this week's Anything Goes Challenge at Totally Stampalicious.

Congratulations on being this week's Featured Stamper Sue!!!!! A well deserved honor!!!

I'll be back later with this week's Totally Stampalicious Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Best Things in Life.....

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my April Stampin Up card swap.  The theme for this month's swap is anything goes!  

I absolutely love the sentiment on this card!  I think this would be a perfect card to accompany a handmade gift.  The layout for this is a slightly modified version of the layout I used on THIS Gus card a couple weeks ago.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Totally Tess Card today!

Stamps:  Totally Tess
Paper:   Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Three for You Punch, Pearls, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge

Stamps:  Present Scarlette Totally Stampalicious
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink:   Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom
Accessories:  Flower Rhinestones, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Large Oval Punch

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is ANYTHING GOES!!!  I made this fun card with the Present Scarlette stamp set from Totally Stampalicious.  I did some masking to separate out the sentiment.  

The layout for this card is from Sketch Saturday #150.  

I'm also including this in this week's Catch the Bug Challenge (four or more layers).  As you can see I went with "or more layers".

Stop on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see more great Anything Goes inspiration from the design team!  I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Sketch Saturday # 150

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Birthday Gus

Before I get to this week's Totally Stampalicious challenge, I have an exciting announcement.....the fabulous ladies at Totally Stampalicious have invited me to be a design team member!  I am soooooo excited!!!!  We have a new guest Designer for April too - welcome Heather!

Okay, now that you know the cool news....this week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to make a Birthday Card.  I love this challenge because I never have enough birthday cards.  I decided to use the adorable Birthday GUS new release for this challenge.  You can never really have enough masculine cards can you?   I created the layout for this card without using a sketch.  That explains why it took so long.  Sketches are really nice.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. Stop over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see all the great samples that that design team has created  for inspiration!  I hope you can play along with us this week!

Stamps:  Birthday GUS
Paper:   Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzaz, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Going Grey, Blush Blossom, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Large Circle Punch, Brads, Chocolate Chip Ribbon