Monday, September 26, 2011

Musical Dexter Winging It

Before I get to my challenge card today - I want to thank everyone that participated in our blog hop!

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to use something with WINGS on your card or project.  I used the Musical Dexter stamp set for my image and sentiment.  I decided to go with a square card this time.  I wanted to keep the colors bright and cheerful too - mission accomplished with bright green and yellow!  

I'm also including this in the following challenges- 

Stamp Fairy - Glitter Challenge
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!  I hope you get a chance to play along in our WING IT challenge this week!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September New Release and Blog Hop

Welcome to the 8th Stop of our September New Release and Blog Hop!!

We have FIVE NEW STAMP SETS to share with you tonight and they are available NOW at

As always we want to give some stuff away and all YOU need to do to be eligible to WIN is comment on all of the Design Team's AWESOME creations!!!

Check out these awesome prizes:

1st Prize - All 5 New Stamp Sets

2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate

3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate

So are you READY?!!!

Today I have two new cards to share with you.  The first card I have is the Fabulous Road Trip Stella.  She's from the Bugaboo Line by Jodie Mackerell!  I just Love this Stella cruisin' in her convertible!

My second card is the adorable Chester Platypus from the Sylvia Zet  collection!  Isn't he the cutest?

In case you missed my sneak peeks from earlier this week here are two more of the sets being released today:

Fairy Ava from the Bugaboo Stamps Line......

Storybook Elizabeth from the Sylvia Zet Line......

Now it's time to hop on over to Jessie's Blog to see what awesome creations she has made for the blog hop!!!

And here is the entire Blog Hop Line Up in case there are any glitches along the way!

Thanks for joining hopping along with us today!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Storybook Elizabeth Sneak Peek

It's our release week over at Totally Stampalicious so I get to show you a sneak peak of one of the sets we will be releasing at our New Release and Blog Hop on Thursday, September 22!  This adorable image is from the Storybook Elizabeth Stamp set.  It's from the Sylvia Zet line at Totally Stampalicious!  Elizabeth and her bunny are separate stamps.  I kept the layout simple on this one.  I colored the image with my coloring pencils and mineral spirits. 

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my Storybook Elizabeth card!  I'll be back on Thursday night with my post for the the new release and blog hop!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Child's Birthday Card and a Sneak Peek

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to make a birthday card for a child.  It's also our release week and today I get to show you a sneak peek of our adorable Fairy Ava stamp set.  She's from the Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo line.  Hopefully you'll get a chance to play along in our child's birthday card challenge this week!  I know I can always use some extra kids cards!

Our new Release and Blog Hop will take place this Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 PM EST.  You don't want to miss all the fabulous creations and a chance to win some PRIZES!

Our design team has created some fabulous cards for the child's birthday challenge.  You can find them on the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Franklin Bear - Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Monday my Crafty Friends!  I want to start this post by WELCOMING the 5 New Design Team Members at Totally Stampalicious!  We are so excited to have such talented designers on our team!

Today I'm sharing my card for this week's Anything Goes Challenge at Totally Stampalicious.  I used the newly released Franklin Bear Stamp set for the image and sentiment.  Something about Franklin Bear makes me want to use Blue and Brown.  I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits using my blending stumps.  I also sponged chalk around the image to soften the picture.  I added a touch of pink with the flower.  Franklin's tie is paper pieced to match the marina mist background and scalloped edge.  The layout for this card is from the Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #1.  

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today!  I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week!  We love to come by and see all your awesome creations!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Get Well and a Color Challenge Card

This week we have a color challenge at Totally Stampalicious.  The colors are Pink, Yellow and Orange.  I used Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and a Pumpkin Orange for my shades.  The base of this card is Soft Suede.  The image is the super fun Nurse Margaret.  She's from the Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line.

Check out the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see some more great Pink, Yellow and Orange inspiration!

I'm also including this card in the following challenges:

Bugaboo Stamps:  Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon:  Occupations
Cute Card Thursday:  Use at Least One Punch
Sweet Stampin' Challenge:  Anything but Birthday
Jellypark Friends:  Get Punchy

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Calendar Page

 It's SEPTEMBER 1st already!  Where did this summer go?  My daughter will be starting 4th grade next week.  It's time to get back to the routine of school and homework.  We are going to be super busy this fall.  

As much as I LOVE summer I also love the beautiful fall colors and weather.  I'm ready to break out some comfort food recipes and make some soups and stews (gluten free of course).

Today I'm sharing my September calendar page.  I used this adorable (and somewhat neglected) Hero Arts Flower Branch with Owl stamp for my inspiration.  I created the calendar itself in MS Excel.  The butterflies just seemed to fill in the empty space on the page.  I kept it clean and simple.  The colors on my monitor look more like burgundy and blue but the background is actually more brown IRL.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my September calendar page!

Check out these other AWESOME calendar pages for some September inspiration....

Christine Dol Creations

Stamps:  Hero Arts Flower Branch with Owl
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Life's Little Occasions DP, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  MS Excel, Butterfly Embosslet, Hole Punch, Taylored Expressions Calendar Stand