Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stella Coffee - Color Challenge

Welcome to this week's Totally Stampalicious Challenge!  This week we have a color challenge.  We want you to use Green, Yellow, and Brown.  I used the Stella Peeker Darth Vader stamp set for the image and the sentiment.

Check out the Totally Stampalicious Blog for more great inspiration from the awesome Totally Stampalicious Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Today's card is a clean and simple birthday card!

This card is being sent to the Albany Medical Center.  One of my fellow Totally Stampalicious Design team members is collecting birthday cards to give to the hospital where her son was recently treated.  The hospital will be using the cards she sends for the children on the unit that have to spend their birthday in the hospital.  I can't think of a better honor than to bring a smile to a sick child.

I used the layout from this week's Clean&Simple Stamping Sketch.

I added ribbon and used the Party theme for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

I'm including this in this week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Clean&Simple 178

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Welcome Baby

Happy Monday!  We have a really sweet challenge for you at Totally Stampalicious this week!  We want you to make a Baby card!

My card for this challenge was made using the newly released Funny Strollers stamp set from Totally Stampalicious.

Stamps:  Funny Strollers
Paper:  So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzaz, PTI White
Ink:  Memento Black, E31 & E37 Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories:  Marvy Large Scalloped Circle & Large Circle, Stampin Up Large & Small Star, Word Window Punch, Trio of Flowers

The card base is So Saffron.  I used Baja Breeze and So Saffron Designer paper.  The baby buggy is paper pieced using Pear Pizzaz and Brown Canvas Texture paper from coredinations foundations.  I added a little flower with a pearl for the wheel.

I'm also including this in the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges:  C4C124 Stripes and Polka Dots
Basic Grey:  #63 Wish upon a Star

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Baptism Card with a Sketch

It's been a busy weekend for card making!  Yesterday I had the honor of being Godmother to the sweetest boy!  Here's the card I made for his baptism.

I really love how clean and simple this is.  I used the retired Special Blessings set from Stampin Up.  I embossed the cross and the sentiment on to Baja Breeze cardstock and layered it onto my Papertrey Ink white cardstock.  For the layout I used the current Pals Paper Art Sketch PPA129.  I LOVE this sketch!!!  Hopefully I'll get a chance to use it again!

Here's the sketch:

You can find this sketch challenge HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Ribbon Challenge

If you're looking for the Totally Stampalicious Feburary New Release and Blog Hop you can find it HERE

CFC #40

I'm here today to share the card I made for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  The challenge is Party Card with Ribbon.  You can find the challenge HERE!

I am always in need of birthday cards so this challenge was perfect.  In fact my daughter is going to her best friend's birthday party this weekend so as usual I am way early getting the card done - LOL! 

Stamps:  Big Hugs
Paper:  Papertrey Ink White
Ink:  Memento Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Ribbon, Large Pearls, Corner Rounder Punch

I LOVE how easy this was to put together.  I stamped the happy birthday 4 times in black, starting from the bottom and working my way up.  The fifth happy birthday was stamped with melon mambo ink.  The ribbons were adhered and then I added a few large pearls and corner rounded the bottom edges. 

I saw this happy birthday sentiment on a few sample cards at Archivers and just had to have it.  I love the clean crisp font and the size is just perfect.  I had a bit of trouble locating the set but finally found it.  The stamp set is called Big Hugs.

I'm also including this in the following challenges:

Card Making Mamas:  Challenge #39 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Scrapbookaholic by Abby:  Challenge # 3 Birthday Card

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

February New Release and Blog Hop

Welcome to the 9th Stop of the  
February New Release and Blog Hop!!
We are super excited to share another round of stamps from our witty, hilarious and just plain ol' adorable Bugaboo Line by artist Jodie Mackrell of Bugaboo Digi Stamps!
We have FOUR BRAND NEW SETS for you tonight and they are all available NOW at
As always we want you to play along in our Release Blog Hop so we're going to give away some PRIZES!!!
1st Prize - All FOUR New Stamp Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate
All you gotta do is comment your way through the hop and YOU could be a lucky winner!!!
Don't forget that Totally Stampalicious also has an awesome promotion going on right now!

Stampalicious Dessert Menu
Level 1 - Vanilla Ice Cream - Buy 5 Get 1 Free
Add 5 items to your shopping cart and then enter the code VANILLA

Level 2 - Strawberry Shortcake - Buy 8 Get 2 Free
Add 8 items to your shopping cart and then enter the code STRAWBERRY

Level 3 - Triple Layer Chocolate Cake - Buy 11 Get 3 Free
Add 11 items to your cart and then enter the code CHOCOLATE

I've got two cards to share with you today.  The first card I made using the Gus Golf stamp set:

Up next is Scarlette Cupcake:

Now it's time to HOP on over to the incredibly talented Jessie's Blog to see what fun creations she's got to share with you!!

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

And here are the links to Totally Stampalicious and Jodie's Blog for your convenience:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

You can find the Maria's Got {ippity} Design Team Blog Hop HERE!
You can find this weeks Totally Stampalicious Challenge HERE!

I have a real quick post for you today!  This is the card I made for my daughter Emily for Valentine's Day.

I used the new Stampin Up Heart Framelits Dies for the heart and the small heart punch from Stampin Up for the white sparkly hearts on the front.  I embossed the real red background with the Hearts embossing folder.  Heart on the front has a piece of vellum behind it.  On the inside of the card is a Pretty In Pink heart that shows through the window really nicely in real life but doesn't photograph very well.  Here's a picture of the inside:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Valentine card today!

Wishing you a Valentine's Day full of LOVE and BLESSINGS ♥♥♥


I'm also including this in the following challenges:
Totally Stampalicious - Texture Challenge
Paper Pretties - Texture Challenge

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ippity Blog Hop - Tags

You can find this weeks Totally Stampalicious Challenge HERE!


HELLO!!!!!  Welcome to the 4th stop on Maria's {ippity} Design Team Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from Martha's Blog.  To start the hop at the beginning go to Maria's Blog.

I love making tags and really don't make them nearly enough.

Here's my tag................
With Valentines Day being only one day away, I went with a Valentine theme.  I stamped the heart (Music of My Heart) on my designer paper and embossed it with white embossing powder. The sentiment is embossed on Poppi Parade paper.  The white tag is also available through {ippity}.

The stamps I used are Music of my Heart - heart stamp and the sentiment is Now and Always.  Now head on over to Vicki's Blog for your final stop.  

Here are the {ippity} sets that my stamps came from.  Aren't they ADORABLE???

Be sure to select Maria as your {ippity} Chick HERE.

You can find Maria's Got {ippity} fan page on Facebook HEREYou'll get an extra entry into the blog hop drawing if you LIKE the Facebook Fan Page.
Now & Always
Music of my Heart

 Maria's Got {ippity} Facebook Fan Page

Sunday, February 12, 2012

You're My Hero...........

Happy Monday!!!!  It's time for this week's Totally Stampalicious challenge.  This week we want you to use TEXTURE on your card or project.  Now, I may have gotten a little carried away with the texture on this - LOL.  I used my houndstooth embossing folder for the white background.  I also ran the cute little bear's hat through the embossing folder and paper pieced the hat onto the bear.  The bear was stamped onto close to cocoa paper and then colored with my close to cocoa marker.  I paper pieced his belly patch and rain drop.  I used the layout from this week's Crafts and Things sketch.

You should see all the other great projects that the Totally Stampalicious Design Team put together.  Check out the Totally Stampalicious Blog HERE.

I'm also including this in the following challenges:
Cas-ual Fridays - Paper Piecing  (hat & belly patch)
Cards & Things - Sketch Challenge
Paper Pretties - Texture Challenge

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

Occupation Bears

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons with JJ

Happy Monday Everyone!  It's time for another Totally Stampalicious Challenge.  This week's Challenge is a Ribbon challenge.  We want you to use at least 3 DIFFERENT ribbons on your card or project!

Here's my JJ Desperate Housewife card........................

I layered the Ribbons - Black Grossgrain, Red Polka Dot Grossgrain and then used Black Sheer Ribbon for the bow.   I absolutely LOVE this sentiment!  It's very profound don't you think?  Words to live by!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Ribbon challenge card!  Check out the Totally Stampalicious Blog for more great Ribbon Challenge Inspiration.  I hope you get a chance to play along in our challenge this week!

JJ Desperate Housewife

You've Got Mail

I'm super EXCITED to share this Clean & Simple card that I made for this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.  The theme for the challenge is Clean and Simple movie inspiration.  I've had a lot of fun coming up with movie ideas for this one.  I finally decided to use "You've Got Mail", the 1998 Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan romantic comedy!

Here's my You've Got Mail inspired card................................

Paper:  Kraft, Sweet Cakes Hugs & Kisses DP
Stamps:  Computer Generated Sentiment
Accessories:  Corner Rounder Punch, Small Heart Punch Stampin Up 

The sentiment on this card was computer generated using Microsoft Word.  I inserted a text box into my document and typed the sentiment using courier new font at 16 point.  I highlighted and colored the word GOT in red - the entire sentiment is bold.  That's it, easy peasy!

Now, for the ENVELOPE - here's the really COOL part.....Are you READY????  I MADE THAT ENVELOPE - it's not a DIE - I spent a bit of time working on getting the measurements just right.  In case you're interested in making an envelope of your own I'm including a tutorial.  My first ever VIDEO tutorial!!!!

Mini Envelope Directions:

1.  Cut to 3 6/16 x 2 3/4
2.  Score Landscape (wide) at 1 inch on both sides
3.  Score at 3/4 of an inch on the portrait (long) side
4.  Cut all 4 corner tabs
5.  Find the mid point on each landscape tab.  About 1.5 cm
6.  Draw a diagonal line to each corner from the center on both sides
7.  Cut the triangles out
8.  Now you have your envelope template.
9.  Fold the bottom and two sides and secure with tape
10.  If you want to make a paper insert for the envelope it measures 1.5 in.  x 1.25 in.

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CFC #38

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Clean and Simple movie inspired creation!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 2012 Calendar Page and Desktop Wallpaper

Today I'm here to share my February Calendar page and Desktop Wallpaper!  This is one of my favorite crafty projects!  I LOVE digital crafting!

Stamps:  Cheap Talk
Paper: Pretty in Pink Script, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red Blooms
Accessories: My Digital Studio

I used My Digital Studio software from Stampin Up to create this page.  All of the elements here were included in the original Digital Studio software.  

A few of my blogging friends have also created calendar pages for February.  Check out these blogs for more great calendar inspiration.....


If you would like to use my February calendar page for your desktop wallpaper here's how:

1.  Double click on the picture to open.
2.  Right click on the open picture.
3.  Select set as desktop background.

If you try to set this picture as desktop wallpaper and have trouble with distortion send me an email and I can reformat the picture to fit your screen size.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my February Calendar Page!