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Friday, April 30, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Peeks and Blog Hop



Today's Blog Hop Day at OCL! Do you want to win this super cute stamp set? If so, make sure you leave some love! One random winner will be chosen from all the comments on the OCL peeks on my blog. The blog candy will end on Sunday, May 2nd at Noon Pacific time/3pm Eastern.
Here's some other details about the Blog Candy:

you MUST be signed in to blogger or leave contact information in order to be entered;
2) you can enter on each blog once each day; and
3) you will only be eligible to win one new set. Blog candy will be drawn on each blog Sunday, May 2nd at 12 noon PST, (3pm eastern time). Winners will be notified by the designer & a full list of winners will be posted on the OCL Blog.






I'm absolutely LOVIN' Whale of a Tale!!! There sure are some WAY WAY cute images in this one!!! There are many possible scenes that can be created with this fabulous set!
You can find out where to purchase these pretties by going HERE on the OCL site




Be sure to check these fabby Designer Sites!!! These girls are SMOKIN" hot STampers!!!!

Amber Hillman
Broni Holcombe
Cambria Turnbow
Charmaine Ikach
Chelle Fowler
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts
Deborah Anton
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Jeanne Streiff
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Pam Hooten
Terri Thill
Vicki Garrett







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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Our Craft Lounge New Release Sneak Peeks!



Today marks day Two of the Sneak Peeks for OUR CRAFT LOUNGE. If you head over to THE LOUNGE you can get some sneak peeks of the full sets, as well as a list of the DT"s who are showcasing them each day!



This little project is a Top Note Box, the tutorial for which I found on the very talented Maria Bell's Blog. The main image is from the Tweet Thang set. Ohhh I love this whimsical little bird and pretty Tulips!!!

The Paper is from American Crafts and the base of the box is Primary Red and Soft Blue


Don't forget to leave comments at each blog that you see sneak peeks. All comments from the three days of peeks (this is day 2) will be entered to win some fun and fabby Blog Candy~

See you tomorrow at the Blog Hop!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's just Ducky!



Sweet Little Ducky is taking a bath! How cute!!! This is a HIGH HOPES image, which is available at Amy's Paper Romance I coloured the image in Copics and added some stickles on the bubbles to make them wet and sparkly! The Designer Paper is from My Minds Eye and available from Me through my Ippity Site!



Other Items used include Jumbo Heart Brads from Making Memories, Misc Flower Eyelets and Heart Buttons
Saturday, April 24, 2010

Crazy4Challenges #34







Happy Saturday! Well, this is myLynda's last week as our hostess and she has really enjoyed it and gave us some great challenges! Paper Romance is our sponsor again this week! If you have not visited the store, you really need to! Amy carries some awesome products! You can check it out HERE!

We are doing a different challenge this week. The CRAZY girls have made cards this week using WHATEVER they wanted!!! There were no rules for us.........but for you....there are rules!! LOL!! Your challenge is to choose one of the CRAZY girls cards posted here today and CASE it! That's easy huh?!? You can CASE the layout, theme, colors or the whole card!!! Whatever works for you!


For my card, I used Rainy Day Fhiona. The paper is Basic Grey and the Base Cardstock is Deep Purple.




If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C34. Don't forget to go back to the Crazy4Challenges Blog and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

Happy Stamping!
Friday, April 23, 2010

OCLDT#10 and Blog Candy Winner Announcements


Happy Friday and welcome to the Design Team Sketch Challenge! It’s our TENTH week using this new weekly challenge -and what FUN it has been! We absolutely love seeing your interpretation of the sketch and how creative you all are! Keep on playing with us and stunning us with your talent!

And here is the information you need:

You can even WIN A PRIZE – any one Our Craft Lounge stamp set of your choice. ONE WINNER will be selected for each MONTH. On the first of each month, we will select a winner for the previous month. This means that you could have four or five weeks to be able to participate. You can participate as many times as you would like. A random winner will be selected and posted here on the OCL blog on the first of each month.

Here are the rules:

  • use any Our Craft Lounge stamps that you wish – but you must use OCL stamps to be eligible to win the prize
  • link to your card/project at the bottom of this post using Mr. Linky – **be sure to link DIRECTLY to your challenge card – not a general blog or gallery link**
  • use the sketch as your basis – do whatever inspires you, but please base it on the sketch

If you upload to SCS, please use the Keyword OCLDT10.

Here’s the sketch, along with the super card by Denise Marzec.







For my Card, I used the Bubbles Stamp set. I used some DCWV Designer Paper and a Lime Green Base. Coloured in Copics. Ribbon from SU!

The Candy winner from the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog hop is ANN. Ann you win an image of your choice. Please contact me at vickig@kos.net for details on how to win your prize

The winner of the OCL Holiday Cruiser set is Fitter Twit. Send me your snail mail and I'll get your prize out to you.

If you're looking for the TS blog Hop, scroll down, you have until 9 p.m. tonight to leave a comment and get a chance to win some TS Swag

Happy Stamping


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop




Welcome to one of Totally Stampalicious's most EXCITING releases EVER!!! As most of you may have heard by now, Totally Stampalicious has teamed up with Bugaboo Stamps!!

They are thrilled to be taking some of our favorite Bugaboo critters, kids and characters and turning them into clear stamps!!!

They have also added a few fun sentiments to the main images that we think you're going to
love!!!
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Just to keep you on the up and up, please know that if you are interested in the Digi Images, they are only available at BugabooStamps and are NOT part of the Totally Stampalicious Digi Promotion!!

We have EIGHT brand new stamps sets to share with youthis release and they will be available at 10PM EST at the Totally Stampalicious Store!!

So! Are you ready for a bit of a sneakpeek??!!

This is Sean! A cute little fella with a flower for one of his favourite peeps! He's coloured in Copics of course and the DP is from American Crafts!

Without further ado, let's get this party started!! This is your Third STOP on the Bugaboo Blog
Hop! If you've been hopping already, you should have arrived from the very talented Stacey's Blog

TS is offering up THREE prizes that will be drawn randomly from all the Blog Hop-ees so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment for your chance to win!

The prizes are as follows:

1st - $25 Stampalicious Gift Certificate
2nd - 2 Bugaboo Stamp Sets of Choice
3rd - 1 Bugaboo Stamp Set of Choice

The Blog Hop will end at 9PM EST Friday and the winners will be announced Sunday Night!

Now it's time to Hop on over to Joycelyn's Blog. This lady is coowner of TS and one FINE Stamper!

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the order of the whole HOP!


Totally Stampalicious
Stacy-Twinshappy
Me!
Joycelyn-Stamps'n' Coffee
Patricia-Stamping with Kokirose
Becky-Stampin' For Fun
Laurie-On the Bright Side
Melissa-My Paper Obsession
Lynnor-JustAdd Glitter
Monique-For the Love of Paper
Cindy-Cindy Haffner's Corner


Happy Stamping~



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Flower Soft~Recipes for Friendship-Designer Challenge


Christmas came early last week when my Flower Soft Design Team kit arrived at my house!!! Yipppeeeeee I was thrilled with all the great goodies that came in my package and it wasn't on site about ten minutes until I had to get down with it and create!!!!

Today’s Flower Soft challenge is to use Flower Soft in a creative way




In addition to the fabulous Flower Soft, I also received a package of Flower Soft Recipes. These are fun toppers with preprinted images and sentiments that allow you to create projects in a Jiffy!!!


I decided that I needed to create a gift set with two of the images in the Recipes for Friendship Kit. I made the small Pizza Box, for which I found the Tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. This was quick and easy as well. I used a Nestabilitie to cut an octagonal shape around my image and sponged some soft sky and celery ink around the image. I used some Ultrafine Flower soft in Strawberry to add some dotted dimension to the bag and hair bows and some UF Toffee for the bear. A Little Shamrock to the grass..... and Viola! That was done in a flash!



I wanted to continue to experiment with my new colours and didn't want to repeat the same pattern, so for creative part of the challenge on my card I used some Shamrock and Ultrafine Raspberry Fizz to create the little bushes! In addition, I added some Lilac to her little hair bows!



I had lots of fun machine stitching the Red border.........hehe.........so much fun that I stitched and Stitched and stitched to create a shabby border. I'm lovin' that Polka dotted Ribbon too! I'm sure you've seen it here before and I need to order some more as I've just about used it all up!


Make sure and check out the Flower Soft girl’s cards!

Jennifer Buck
Linda Beeson
Rose Ann Reynolds
Deb Saaranen
Jeanne Streiff
Jacque Beddingfield



Did I mention I'm lovin' my Flower Soft?? Can't wait to play and share some more soon!

Happy Stamping or should I say Happy Sprinklin'?


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stamp N Plus Tuesday!


I'm sharing my first Blog post as a member of the Stamp N Plus Scrap N Blog Team. I'm excited to share some fun images with you and will have some projects each Tuesday featuring the company's stamps. If you haven't entered yet, see my blog post for Sunday, that features the Mega Blog Hop! I really went out of the box creatively for this card! If you've been following me, you'll know that I'm partial to a lot of colour and cutesy images!




Last month, LuAnn, the owner of Stamp N Plus challenged us to make some black and white cards. I had asked her for some wild animal images.........which she has a great selection of in her online store. She indicated that she would send them along and in addition was sending me a few images that I could experiment with. Anyway, I have to say that I had fun creating this card and was fairly pleased with the results considering this is not the norm in regard to my stamping style.

I used Coredinations cardstock as a base for card, which allowed me to cuttlebug and sand off the bottom border to create a distressed look. I stamped the main image in black and the faces in dark grey ink, however I stamped off on scratch paper first to ensure that the background faces didn't over power the main images. You can find these altered art images HERE

I added some additional grey sponging to fill in the light spots on the Top Note Die, A Prima Flower and some silver embellishments to complete the funky look!

Hope you liked this project................waiting for a HUGE order of Tim Holtz distress inks to arrive........I want to start to experiment with some techniques............

I'll be back next Tuesday with another Project from Stamp N Plus Scrap N

Happy Stamping!


Vicki


Monday, April 19, 2010

Totally Stampalicious Monday Challenge


I'd just like to remind everyone about the AWESOME Blog Hop that Totally Stampalicious will be having to launch our release of our newline of Bugaboo Stamps!! The hop starts at 9PM EST Thursday April 22nd and once again we'll be giving away some really fun prizes!!!

And now for this weeks fun challenge!!!


I came up with a really fun color combo for us to play with:
Chocolate
Caramel
Not Quite Navy (Dark Teal)


To win a fun prize, be sure to go to the Totally Stamplicious Blog and link your creation there!

For my card, I used the cake from the Old Brawd Digital Stamp set. This allowed me to upsize the cake to a good size to create a larger focal point. I coloured the cake in with Chocolate and Teal coloured Copics and added a touch of Jellyroll Stardust pen to give the candles a little shimmer.



For the Faux Leather Look (the background reminds me of a handmade leather purse I had once) I ran the Caramel paper through my cuttlebug and then went direct to paper with my ink pad to create darker colour on the embossed areas. It's a quick and easy way to bring dimension to your projects!!!

Well after being home last week with the flu, i'm off to work again! Hope you all enjoy your day!

Happy Stamping!



Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stamp N Plus Scrap N Mega Blog Hop!



Stamp N Plus Scrap N is pleased to Launch their new Blog to bring you
fabulous creative ideas and to showcase some of their wonderful images.
In celebrating this new venture, LuAnn is please to introduce you to her Blog Team and
we're having a hop to celebrate!!!

If you've been hopping already, you should have arrived from the very talented Lisa Silver's blog!

If you've arrived here first, the hop begins at the Stamp N Plus Scrap N Blog. Be sure to stop at each and every blog along the way and leave some love. One Random winner will be chosen from each designer blog to win a Stamp N Plus Scrap N image of their choice. Leave a comment on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N Blog and you could be the winner of a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Stamp N Plus Scrap N !

You must be a follower of the Stamp N Plus Blog to win, so please subscribe in order to be eligible to win a prize! Prize winners will be announced on the Stamp N Plus Scrap N blog next Friday.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Crazy4Challenges #33 It's a sketch!


This week, our challenge is sponsored by Amy's Paper Romance! I'm excited 'cause I'm very proud to be a part of her Design Team! Amy carries a large selection of High Hopes Stamps as well as Popcorn Bear, Your Next Stamp and Crafter's Companion in addition to many fun accessories!




This little fella, Raindrops Ribbit is a High Hopes image!!! Oh my gosh, I {heart} this sweet little guy! I coloured him in copics. As you can see, I like to leave a little white space around the edges of the petals for some contrast. I used a little stickles on the raindrops for a shiny dewy look! I cuttlebugged the olive section with a Paisley embossing folder. Sentiment is also from High Hopes! DP is Jillibean dbl sided! I like the mix of the two patterns!



Here's a picture of the sketch that you can follow to play along!








If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C33. Don't forget to go back to the C4C site and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too and of course to see what my sweet Crazies have been up to in their stamping palaces.

This is my second post for today, so pls check out my Krafty Girls challenge below

Hugs~

Kraftin' Kimmie's Saturday Challenge #25-For the Boys



Super Talented Krafty Girl Melanie has challenged us to create a masculine card this week! Fun! I have a tendency to make more feminine cards, so masculine is good! I think Gone Fishin' is the perfect image for this theme! Huck and Lady are in for a fun filled day at the Fishin' hole on a sunny Saturday afternoon.


this card was fairly quick and simple to create. I coloured the image with many copics adding road in with warm greys and some blades of grass! The DP is from Jillibean and the Base cardstock is from Prism and has just a wee hint of green, but closely matches the buff colour of the polka dots. The punch is from Martha Stewart and the Big Brads from DCWV. You won't want to miss the rest of the Krafty Girls creations........and make sure you check out Melanies blog to see what stamp one lucky player who inks up their Kimmie stamps will win this week!

Happy Stamping!



Friday, April 16, 2010

Christmas Stamping All Year Long and Our Craft Lounge Sketch Combined and some Blog Candy!


I'm covering a couple of challenges with this card! The sketch is for the OUR CRAFT LOUNGE Friday Sketch Challenge #9........ isn't it a neat sketch? For details on how to play along to win a prize, visit THE LOUNGE today to get all the details The second challenge is for Christmas Stamping All Year Long. Our Challenge this week was to use Die Cuts on our card. I chose to use my new Octagonal Nestabilities. The stamp set is Called Holiday Cruiser . There sure are some fun images in this set!



I coloured my main image in with Copics and then sponged some grey ink to the bottom of the die cut and some sky blue ink to the top. I added some white gel pen to highlight the fenders and some stickles to the fun and funky garland! Other supplies include Star Cuttlebug embossing folder, Olive and Primary Blue Cardstock and Primary Blue Brads


Hey! would you like to win this set from me? This blog candy is exclusive to my blog. In order to win, you must be a follower. Link your creation using the rules of either challenge, sketch or using die cuts on your card by 9 p.m. est next Thursday evening and one random winner will receive the Holiday Cruiser set. You must also be a follower of my blog to be eligible to win.

Add your creation to Mr. Linky! can't wait to see what you come up with!

Don't forget to check out the Lounge and The CSAYL Blog to get all the details on these fun challenges

Happy Stamping







Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stamptique Designer Challenge # 5 ~ It's a girl thing


This week, the very talented Kim Prince has challenged the DT to create a Girly Girl Card! Use your imagination on this one~ Just add some feminine touches~~~For my card, I have used Linda and Gibi two Daniel Torrente images available at Stampotique Originals

The Yummy DP is Double Sided and From Jillibean....The sentiment also available at Stampotique as well as the Spiral Background



The images are coloured with Copics, Flowers from Prima........metal Embellies.....unknown

For a chance to win this week's challenge, make sure link up your creation (please copy & paste the direct link to your Stampotique Designer's Challenge) to Mr. Linky on the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. Links that are not direct to your creation will be deleted.

Theme:Create a Girly Girl Project using your Favourite Stamps




Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Sketch Challenge #8


I created this card for the Friday Sketch Challenge over at Our Craft Lounge. I'll keep it short and sweet today as I have a nasty flu bug and just pretty much dragged myself out of bed to do a quick post. The focal point of the card is the sentiment, which is from the Say it Big Clear Stamp set. You can find out where you can purchase this set by visiting Our Craft Lounge.

I've had these pre made cards kicking around my cupboard forever! They're from We R Memory Keepers Boho Chic Collection. I Cut up two or three cards to form the various layers in this card. I cut the sentiment out with my scalloped rectangle Nestie and sponged in with Rust Coloured Ink. The Ribbon was a coordinating ribbon for the Collection and the flowers are3 made with my new Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die. This card was made for my sweetheart...who'sBirthday was yesterday. Thank goodness I managed to get through the festivities before the flu bug hit, but I sure hope that I didn't make anyone else sick. Jon had been ill from Friday-Sunday and I was almost positive that I had managed to keep myself from cathing it.............NOT~
So if you'd like to play along with the OCL sketch, here are the deets (copied from the Lounge Blog)

You can even WIN A PRIZE – any one Our Craft Lounge stamp set of your choice. ONE WINNER will be selected for each MONTH. On the first of each month, we will select a winner for the previous month. This means that you could have four or five weeks to be able to participate. You can participate as many times as you would like. A random winner will be selected and posted on theon the first of each month.

Here are the rules:

  • use any Our Craft Lounge stamps that you wish – but you must use OCL stamps to be eligible to win the prize
  • link to your card/project at the bottom of this post using Mr. Linky – **be sure to link DIRECTLY to your challenge card – not a general blog or gallery link**
  • use the sketch as your basis – do whatever inspires you, but please base it on the sketch

If you upload to SCS, please use the Keyword OCLDT08.


Happy Stamping~




Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmies Super Duper April Release Blog Hop!


Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new April images! Annie Rodrigue has gone Medieval on us this month! As you may have seen over the last few days with our krafty peeks, we have a princess, a queen, a knight, a minstrel and a dragon!!! Also we’ve got another one of Annie’s incredible paintings made into a stamp with Marie Antoinette!! Also we have a super sweet single image featuring Cindy and Mindy called, You Make Me Happy! You’ll get to check out all the new stamps throughout our fabulous blog hop today!!

If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available! OH and did we mention? Each and every order placed on Sunday, April 11th and Monday April 12th are eligible to be entered in the draw to win one of three postcards featuring Annie’s original painting, Le Messager!!

If you've just arrived here from the Challenge Blog, then you're in the right place!!! Your next stop: The Extremely Talented Jeanne Streiff.

And now, about my card! I used the Very Sweet You make me Happy Stamp as my main image. This little girl and bear make me smile!!! I used Sketch 162 from Card Positioning Systems, which is being Sponsored by Kimmie! DP is from the green at heart collection , Basic Grey. Olive Cardstock makes the base. The image is coloured with Copics, the Brads from Memory Makers.




I used Punches from MS and EK success to decorate the inside of the card and a Scalloped Oval Punch to highlight the sentiment! Hope that you're as excited about this fabby release as I am ~


Happy Stamping!