Sunday, January 29, 2012

Clean and Simple Valentine

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to make a Clean and Simple card.  We want you to keep your layers to just a few.  I'm super excited for this challenge because I've been working on making more CAS cards.

Stamps:  Monkey Love, Whimsical Words
Paper:  Kraft, Baja Breezes, In Color Designer Paper
Ink:  Memento Black, Brown & tan Copic Markers, Black Sharpie, Poppy Parade
Accessories:  Corner Rounder Punch, Small Heart Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

I used the adorable Monkey Love stamp set from Totally Stampalicious for the image and sentiment.    I fussy cut the cute monkey out using my little Fiskars scissors.  I could use a bit more practice on the fussy cut technique but I do think it looks better against the red background this way.

For the layout, I enlisted the help of this week's CAS-ual Friday's challenge sketch.  You can find the challenge HERE or by clicking on the sketch image below.

I decided it would be fun to decorate the inside of this card too.  Here's a look at the inside......

The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up Sale-a-Bration set.  It reads You're never more than a Thought away.

CFC37 Sketch Challenge
Monkey Love Stamp Set

I'm including this card in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Friday's CFC37 - Sketch
Paper Sundaes Challenge 105 - Valentine

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my CAS Valentine card!  I hope you get a chance to play along with our CAS challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week!  Check out the Totally Stampalicious Blog for more great CAS inspiration!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Fishing with Gus

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to make a Masculine Card.  I love this challenge because I never have enough masculine cards.  I chose to use the newly released Gus Fishing stamp set for my card.  I decided to go with earth tones for this card.  The image is matted on hunter green cardstock.  Now there's a color that I almost NEVER use, but yet it seems appropriate for GUS.

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


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Clean and Simple Anniversary Card

I've been working on making some more Clean & Simple cards.  I really enjoyed the online Clean & Simple card making class that I recently took.  Today I have a very simple Anniversary card that was inspired by the class.  

 I LOVE plain white cards so the day 7 class on white cards was one of my favorites from the 10 classes. 

Here's my CAS Anniversary card......

Stamps:  Cheers to You, Hero Arts Sentiments
Paper:  PTI White, Brushed Silver, Basic Black
Ink:  Momento Black, Silver Pigment Ink
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Embossing Powder,  
Marvy Giga Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Edge Punch

The champagne glasses were stamped with silver pigment ink and then embossed with silver embossing powder.  I filled the glasses with Dazzling Diamonds.  The card edge was punched with the scallop edge punch and then outlined with the Dazzling Diamonds.  It's hard to see in the picture but it looks really pretty IRL.

Clean & Simple Card Making Class

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Anniversary card!  I'll be back tomorrow with a new Totally Stampalicious Challenge!!!


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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Deepest Sympathy, Black and White

I'm venturing out and joining in on this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  The challenge is to make a project that is only black and white.  I think this is such an elegant color combination!  It would work beautifully for a wedding or anniversary card as well as for this sympathy card I made.

Now that I've worked my way through the online Clean and Simple card making class, I thought I should start challenging myself to participate in some CAS challenges.  What better place to start than with this gorgeous color combination challenge.

Here's my black and white sympathy card:

Stamps:  Hero Arts Sentiments
Paper:  PTI White, Basic Black
Ink:  Momento Black
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls Small

This was really simple to put together.  I embossed the base layer with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.  Stamped the sentiment on the bottom, attached the butterflies and colored in the centers of the embossed flowers.

Just in case you'd like to play along in the Black & White challenge.....Here's the link to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog......


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Black and White Clean and Simple card!


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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Valentine Challenge

If you're looking for the Bugaboo Blog Hop, Click HERE.

I'm here today with this week's Totally Stampalicious Challenge!!!  This week we want you to get started on those Valentines Cards and projects!

Stamps:  Monkey Love
Paper:  SU Pink Passion, PTI White, SU Poppi Parade, Sweet Cakes Lots of Love, SU Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Small Heart Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Crystal Effects

I used the adorable Monkey Love stamp set which is one of our new releases.  ONE LUCKY PARTICIPANT in this week's challenge will WIN our New Monkey Love Stamp Set
All you have to do is make a card or project with a Valentine theme and link your blog or on-line gallery to the Totally Stampalicious Blog Post HERE!

I love using DP with coordinating patterns on each side of the sheet.  This Sweet Cakes DP has Glittery Hearts on the front and polka dots on the back.  I used the front of the DP for the left panel and the back for the upper right corner.  I also punched out a few hearts from the polka dot side and popped them up on the left panel.  This layout was really quick and easy to put together!

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


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Bugaboo!!!!

To celebrate Bugaboo's 2nd Birthday we're having a Blog Hop!!!!

I am so excited to be a part of the Bugaboo 2nd Birthday Blog Hop with Bugaboo Stamps!  Hopefully you arrived from Min Kwiatkowsk's Blog

Min Kwiatkowski

You can find the entire blog hop line up and start the blog hop on the Catch the Bug Blog HERE.  Bugaboo has put together a week long celebration you will not want to miss out on!

Stamps:  Another Drink Stella
Paper:  Basic Black, White Embossed, Kraft Cardstock
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches, Black Ribbon

I made this card using the Stella Peeker, Another Drink stamp.  You can find this digi stamp HERE.   Well Stella was so excited that Bugaboo was turning TWO.....that she went out and had One Too Many DRINKS.  Stella and I wish BUGABOO a very Happy 2nd Birthday!!!!

The next stop on the HOP is the super talented Amy Ely's Blog!  Make sure you leave comments at each stop because EACH DT member will be giving away the image they used for the hop and of course there are many more to  be earned along the way!!  This HOP is full of prizes!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Amy Ely

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Clean & Simple Card Making Class 1

I always admire Clean and Simple cards but I really have a hard time making any that I like.  One of my "goals" for this year is to make more CAS cards.  So, I finally decided to sign up for the online card class - Clean & Simple Card Making.  The class started on January 9th and I just started it today.  This is my card for the Day 1 lesson.  The class runs for 2 weeks. It's really nice that you can take the class at your own pace.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my first card for the CAS class!

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Monday, January 9, 2012

TS Monday Challenge

Wow, can you believe it's MONDAY already?  I can't!  This weekend went by way too fast!  I'm back today with our Totally Stampalicious Monday Challenge.  Before I get to that though, I just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came by and commented on my January new release post!  I was blown away by all the super sweet comments that were left!

This week we want you to make someone Laugh with your card or project.  I chose to use another one of our new release stamps - GUS Fishing!  Here's my sample.......

Stamps:  Gus Fishing
Paper:  PTI White, Early Espresso, Nautical Expedition DP
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler & Early Espresso Twine, Word Window Punch, Star Brads

Just this cutie picture of Gus fishing is enough to make you laugh.  Even without the sentiment - Kiss my Bass!

This is the first post that will go live with my NEW BLOG HEADER.  I created the header using My Digital Studio software from Stampin Up.  My goal was to create a cleaner fresher look for the blog and I'm very happy with how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my FUNNY card today!  Be sure to stop over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see what the rest of the design team has created to inspire laughter!


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Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 2012 New Release and Blog Hop

Happy New Year from Totally Stampalicious!!!

Welcome to the 9th Stop of our FIRST RELEASE of 2012 BLOG HOP!

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

Jodie Mackrell!!


Totally Stampalicious!

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!  We're we're currently having a special promotion.  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

I have 3 cards to share with you today.  The first card is from the fun JJ Desperate Housewife stamp set.  I love the sentiment with this one!

My second card was made using the new Occupation Bears Stamp Set.  As you can see I was in a theme of pink and brown.  I did some paper piecing on the hat and cross for the little bear.  I colored him with prisma color pencils and gamsol and sponged the background with chalk to soften the edges.

My third and final card is from the Another Drink Stella stamp set.  I thought it was appropriate to go with black, olive green and cherry cobbler for this one.  The black layer has groovy wavy embossing.

Doesn't Stella look like she's having fun?  LOL she is just too funny!

Now it's time to hop on over to Jessie's AMAZING Blog to see what Fabulous Creations she has for us!!

Here is the entire line-up in case there are any glitches along the way!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my New Releases today!