Sunday, May 29, 2011

3-D Project

Stamps:  Daisy Scarlette
Paper:  Pebbles DP, So Saffron
Ink:  Regal Rose, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom
Accessories:  SU Top Note Die, Three for You Punch, Modern Label Punch, Pearls, So Saffron Ribbon

We have a super FUN challenge this week at Totally Stampalicious.  We're making a box or some kind of 3-D project.  I found this Top Note Box Tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and decided to give it a try.  It was super easy to put this adorable little box together!  I used the Daisy Scarlette stamp set from the Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line to decorate the front of this box.

Here's the inside.....

That's it for  me today.  Be sure to stop by the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see what other great 3-D projects the design team has made to inspire you!  I hope you play along with this fun challenge this week!  Remember we pick our guest designers from the challenge participants so play along and you could be one of our guest designers!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Save a Horse....Ride a Cowboy!!!

Before I get to today's challenge I want to thank everyone that participated in the Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop for our new release!  I had so much fun working with these new stamps and I really appreciated all the kind comments everyone left!  Thank You so much!

Stamps:  Cowgirl Dottie (Totally Stampalicious)
Paper:  Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breezes CS & DP, So Saffron
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Baja Breezes, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Real Red
Accessories:  Coluzzle Oval Template,  Coluzzle Knife to cut out Dottie, Self Healing Mat, Small Star Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Baja Breeze BRADS, Twine

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to use your very FAVORITE Bugaboo!  It was not easy to pick just ONE favorite.  I picked Cowgirl Dottie because she is so much fun to create with. I'm a country music fan and I think in real life she and I could be friends.

I used the layout from this week's Sketch Saturday challenge SS-156 and the color combo from this week's Play Date Cafe challenge PDCC-82.  I'm also entering this in this week's Crafting for all Seasons - Anything Goes Challenge and 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 4CCC-38 to use Brads.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!  I hope you get a chance to play along in this week's Favorite Bugaboo Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Totally Stampalicious New Release & Blog Hop


You've reached the 7th STOP of the May Release BLOG HOP!  You should have come here from Laurie's Blog: On the Bright Side.

It's time for another FUN and FABULOUS release from Totally Stampalicious and we are so excited to share the latest selections from our Bugaboo Line by the ever-impressive artist, 
Jodie Mackerell of Bugaboo Digi Stamps!
ALL FOUR NEW STAMP SETS are available NOW at

Totally Stampalicious!

As always we have some PRIZES that we want to give away to a few of our lucky Hoppers so be sure to comment on ALL of the DT's blogs for your chance to WIN one of these AWESOME treats!!
1st Prize - ALL FOUR New Stamp Sets!
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate

For my first card I have used this super spunky Cowgirl Dottie stamp set.  I was inspired to use stripes and polka dots based on this week's challenge at Bugaboo.  I would not normally mix stripes and polka dots but I really like the way this came out.  I guess that's why they call it a challenge.

My second card features the new Violet Scarlette stamp set.  It is so nice to be making cards with more of a spring/summer theme.  Now that wedding season is upon us I am sure this set will come in handy!
My third card was made using our adorable new WTF GUS stamp set.  I just love this sentiment:  "After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF?"  Don't you just LOVE GUS?  I do!

This last card was made using the Daisy Scarlette stamp set.  I love this sentiment "Friends are flowers that never fade!"  I am so blessed to have some wonderful friends that I treasure and this sentiment says it perfectly!
Okay now make sure you comment here and continue the HOP for your chance to win those AWESOME prizes!!!
The next stop on the Blog Hop is Lori - Inkingly Yours

And here is the entire Blog Hop Line Up just in case you get lost along the way!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Blog Hop post!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Color Challenge

This week's Challenge at Totally Stampalicious to use this Color Combo – Black, white and WOW! (the wow being any one color of your choice!)  You just cannot go wrong with this color challenge.  I decided to add Brushed Silver to my B&W card.

The set I used is the Stella Tires stamp that was released last month.  I had to use the sentiment "What do you mean that sound didn't come with the car" because it just fits me perfectly.  I am the girl that will turn up the radio to drown out the "sound" my car is making.  Frustrates my husband when he asks - "How long has your car been making that sound" and I reply --- "What sound?"

Mark your calendars - we're having a New Release and Blog Hop at Totally Stampalicious on Thursday - May 19th!  

Stop on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see more great Color Combo 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!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Stamps:  Deacon Bugs (Totally Stampalicious)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Coredinations French Roast textured paper, K & Company Life's Little Occasions DP
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler TWINE. Butterfly Embosslet, Scallop Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1.25" Circle Punch, Mat Pack Paper Piercing Tool.

I hope all the Mom's out there had a FABULOUS Mother's Day Weekend!  I got to spend some time crafting this weekend and watching my daughter play soccer.  The weather is finally warming up so it was pretty much a perfect weekend!

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to have a BUG on your card or project.  Well this adorable Deacon Bugs card is just crawling and fluttering with bugs.  I love this adorable little guy!  I added a few butterflies to the image and glittered up the flowers.

Be sure to play along for your chance to be a Guest Designer and make sure you check out all the great design team creations this week on the Totally Stampalicious Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Toadally Cool Rockin' Frawg

Stamps:  Rockin Frawg (Totally Stampalicious)
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pear Pazzazz CS & DP,  Peach Parfait CS & DP, Always Artichoke CS
Ink: Black Printer ink for Digi, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait
Accessories:  SU Large & Small Star Punches, Scalloped Edge Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Colluzzle, Certainly Celery Ribbon.

We have a new Guest Designer for May at Totally Stampalicious - Welcome Lynda Benden!!!

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to use a stamp that you haven't used in at least 6 months.  I chose this super FUN Rockin' Frawg Digi Set.  I used my swivel knife to cut out the frog and popped him up on dimensionals.

I TOADALLY love this card!  It is so super duper cute!  I hope you love it too!

The layout for this card is from the Sweet Stop Sketch Blog  SSS106:

That's it for me today!  Click HERE to see the awesome samples the Design Team has put together to inspire you!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

May Calendar Page

Stamps: Ava Flowers
Paper:  So Saffron, Pretty in Pink CS & DP
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Blush blossom, Lavender Lace
Accessories:  Rose Red Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Brads, Beautiful Wings Embosslet, Microsoft Excel

I was so inspired by my friend Monique's calendar page last month that I knew I wanted to join in the fun.   This is the first calendar page I've ever done.  I thought it was only fitting to put this cute little Ava with her flowers in the hope that all those April Showers we got will bring May Flowers (and a warm up).  We still have temps in the 50 degree Celsius range here in Michigan.

Here's a close up of just the calendar page. 

The calendar I used is just a Microsoft Excel calendar template.  Anyone who knows me will tell you that playing around in Excel is one of my favorite things to do.  So this calendar page is pretty much a combination of two of my favorite things.  I shaded the cells in this calendar using Stampin' Up color codes to Pretty in Pink and the numbers, text, and borders are colored Chocolate Chip.

I'm so happy to join these talented ladies for this month's calendar page inspiration.  Be sure to check out their blogs for some fabulous calendar pages:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my calendar page.