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Friday, April 29, 2011

Crazy4Challenges #85- What's Cookin?


It's a Recipe!!!

Our challenge hostess Silke Kittman brings her last challenge for the month to us all. The recipe is for us to use 3 different designer papers; 2 flowers and 1 button.

If you decide 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 C4C85. Don't forget to go back here and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.


For my card, I used this adorable images Puffs from Stampotique. My Papers are from The Cosmo Cricket Delovely Line and I cut my shapes with my new Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge! How fun!

Hope you have a great weekend!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Over the Moon for you!

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I absolutely {Heart} this clean and simple card! It's not often that I gloat on my own creations, but each time I pass this card as I'm breezing by the shelf on which it sits, I can't help but smile!

If you've been following for awhile, you've seen this chubby little cherub before, because it's probably one of my all time favourite Stampotique Stamps. Baby Fleur 3 has two little siblings as well that are equally as cute!

I've been anxious to ink up this fabulous Great Moon stamp by Jo Capper-Sandon. I stamped it onto some pretty yellow DP from the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Mini Deck as well as stamping it onto the card base. I added the sentiment in black..............and mounted sweet Baby Fleur onto the moon with dimensional dots after colouring it in with Copic Markers.

Hope this card gives you a giggle as well!

Happy Stamping
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

SOL is Hopping with the Twinery!



Are you ready for some fun?



The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Design Teams are playing together for this hop!





If you've been hopping already, you've just arrived from Moniques Blog, where I'm sure you've seen an absolutely YUMMY creation~

I created this card using two fun Stamp sets from the {Stamps} of Life.......Cars2drive and Robots2build. I'm blessed to be on Stephanie's Team and Love the Simplicity and Variety of her sets and the number of images and sentiments that you can get for a great price~!


About The {Stamps} of Life:



We feature high quality, made in the USA, clear stamps and digital stamps/brushes for stampers, card makers and scrapbookers. Feel free to browse our gallery with more than 2500 samples using our stamps, watch our free how-to videos and join our club!





About The Twinery:


Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.

For creative ideas & more...visit OUR BLOG!

Additionally I used some fun Viva Pearl Pen in Orange to create some added dimension. DP is from Crate Paper



As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 4 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:


Two winners will win 2 stamp sets of winners choice valued at $12.95. (total retail value: $26.90 per prize) from The {Stamps} of Life.

and

Two Colorful Bunch Sampler Packs ($20 value!) from The Twinery!!!



Happy Hopping~! You're off to Monika's Blog to see some sweet stuff

If you want to start hopping at the beginning, start at the Twinery Blog

Monday, April 25, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge-Butterflies

Our DT task today? To create a card with Butterflies. I think that Natures Fairies is one of my favourite images from the new Serendipity Stamps line now available at Outlines. I also got to use a lot of product on my card this time including Smooch Ink in Ocean Soul and Moonlight and Viva Pearl Pen in Silver.

I used Up Up and Away DP from Kaiser Craft as the base for my card. This is also available in the Outlines Store while supplies last. The Beautiful Crocheted flower is from my Equally Beautiful Friend Andreanne! Thanks lady!

You really ought to check out these new Serendipity Stamps! They're absolutely Gorgeous , whimsical and tons of fun to colour!!!

Make sure to link to my teammates as shown on my sidebar to see their delicious creations!

Happy Stamping!
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Crazy4Challenge #84 Happy Easter


Our Challenge this week is to create an Easter Card! Are you all ready for Easter? Most of our prep is being done today, so we can relax and enjoy our dinner tomorrow.

For my card, I used this adorable Digital Image from Bugaboo Stamps called Big Egg! Isn't it adorable? I coloured the image with Copic Markers and then added touches of Ultrafine Sage Flowersoft for the grass and a dab of Sunshine Yellow to his headfeathers (all two of them! hehe!) A touch of Ultrafine Diamond Glitter Jazzes up the dots on the eggs a wee bit!!!

I am totally head over heels for this new DP that I picked up last weekend while on a shopping excursion with my Besties! It's called the Playtime Stack from DCWV. I love the Kraft tones in all the sheets!

Anyhoooo, if you're playing, Link up your creation on the C4C site..................and be sure to check out my fellow crazie's creations!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Do the Polka.........with Impression Obsession


This weeks Challenge over at the Impression Obsession Blog is to use Polka Dots and/or Circles on your card. I just recently purchased this adorable Chicken Image as well as the Dot Tag Medium and have been dying to use it!



I added Shading to the Chicken with Copic Markers and created a Barnyard type ground look with Copics and Dabs of Darker Shades to create the sandy look. I then Cut the main image out with a Deckled Oval from Nestabilities and sponged the inner area with soft Sky. I also sponged a small amount of Mustard Ink underneath the sandy section.

The sentiment, swirl and heart are Rub a Dub Rub Ons from Cosmo Cricket. Check out the Impression Obsession Challenge HERE
Thursday, April 21, 2011

What's Rugby without a little mud.............



I've been a Football Mom since Jon (formerly known as Jonathon) and now apparently Jonathon was 9 years old. I wasn't really prepared to be a Rugby Mom, but let me tell you.........what an EXCITING Game!


The Junior Black Knights played their very first KASSAA Game today against the Panters.


It rained all last night and coupled with the low temperatures, it was very very chilly on the field.
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Unfortunately The Knights lost to the Panthers..........there's always next week though! They had the opportunity to Travel to Washington DC a couple of weeks ago, where they won 2 out of 3 games! Way to go Knights~





I'm thrilled that Jonathon is involved in High School Athletics, he's made some good friends and enjoys the camaraderie of the Team







And of course, I'm the ever so proud Momma/Taxi Driver that has been getting him to and from Rugby and Football Practice the last several weeks.




I'm very proud of my young man and am looking forward to his first Football Scrimmage Tomorrow evening!

Back soon with a Stamping Project!

Hugs
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Touch of Colour


to the Sepia Toppers, just make the POP!!!! I adore these sweet toppers, whether you leave them plain or dressed up, they look great!!!! This little fellow is from the Hearts and Flowers Sepia Toppers





In addition to colouring only the Tulip and the Stem, I added a touch of glitter to the edges of the Tulip and to the wee heart on the envelope on the main image. Designer Paper is from K&CO. I really like how it matches the Tulip image. Flower is from CTMH.

I also created this card for the Unscripted Sketches Challenge. Feel Free to play along with their great sketches



Vicki

Flower Soft Challenge # 27 Sweet Treats!



Our Challenge this week is to create a "sweet treat" project using Flower Soft Products. That is anything food related! I had a blast making this fun Easter Centrepiece for my table! It's hard to believe that Easter is just 4 days away.........guess it's time to run out for some Chocolate. I NEVER buy my Easter chocolate too early because I just love Chocolate tooo much.........the Easter Eggs that you see in my sample, where temporarily borrowed from my friend Kim. After taking the picture, they got safely deposited back on her area of the stamping table............ I do have to say that she shared and well, they were yummy!





I used the Easter Fun Paper Crafting Kit to make the piece that is the focal point of my fun Easter Bucket. This Kit contains 8 fun sheets of 3D cut outs covering 4 fabulous Easter designs all specifically created to work with the Flower Soft® display globes. Simply follow the number guide to cut out each element, then using foam pads or silicone glue to create height, layer up each element onto the main image.



In addition to using the Kit, I added a wee touch of Polar White Flowersoft to the Bunny to fluff him up a little. With the weather we've been having this week here in Ontario, he could use a little extra fur!!! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....!

Make sure you check out the Flowersoft Forum on Splitcoaststampers to play along and link up your creation~


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stampotique Designers Challenge #28-Newsprint/Book Pages



This week our fantastic host, Jo Capper-Sandon has challenged us to use newspapers/magazinenewsprint on our creations. Our challenge is open to any stamps this week, so please join us by linking up directly to your creation HERE on the Stampotique Designer Challenge Blog. We will choose a winner randomly and announce it at our next challenge.

I used tons of fun products available at Stampotique Originals for this challenge. What do you think of this fun sentiment? You can find Altered2cute here at the online store. In addition, I stamped Owl with Wings and coloured him in with Copic Markers. I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die cut and Stampin' Up DP to make the flowers. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The centre of the Flowers are Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears and the small piece of the Ribbon Ruler was actually salvaged from the packaging.

The Challenge Blog Posts new samples over a week period during the challenge, so be sure to go back to the blog regularly to see the fabulous creations!

Happy Stamping!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge-Birthday Bash

The Outlines DT are at it again! Our challenge for this week is to create Birthday Cards!!!! I used this fantastically fun image Split Layering Collage-Woof for my card, along with It could be worse. I coloured portions of the image with Copic Markers. The DP is from Basic Grey Max and Whiskers Collection. I used some black Viva Pearl Pen to Highlight the border around the "WOOF"!

Be sure to follow the links on my sidebar to see the rest of the Outlines DT creations! Hope you have a fabulous week!
Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy, But Sad..............

Happy because I spent the weekend creating with my Best Friends Jacqui, Kim, Tami, Darlene, Laura and Andreanne......... we laughed, snacked....enjoyed a fine dinner out and shopped of course!!!! This is about the 6th or 7th year that we have got together for what we call "Victopia" weekend.............it's probably because of that, that the novelty of taking pictures has long passed and no cameras surfaced over the course of the weekend, except to take pictures of my creations for the blog.

Sad? Sad because the weekend passed by wayyyyyyyyyy too fast and now the London area girls are on their way home.............i'll see my Kingston girls soon, but it won't probably be until summer that I see my long distance Girlfriends




I am blessed to have the friends that I do. Speaking of Shopping, I picked up this amazing Elegant Edges Cartridge for my Cricut this weekend............there are so many fun shapes and borders that I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this one! The three shaped pieces that you see on this card were cut from this cartridge............finally a cartridge that I'm sure I can totally justify!

I used the newly released Dictionary4me set from the {Stamps} of Life as my main focal point for this card, stamped in Artichoke ink and edges sponges with Caramel Ink. The Beautiful DP is from K&Co.............sooo pretty! Kim gave me the pretty ecru pearls to embellish the edges with~! I can totally see myself getting a lot of use out of this dictionary set! Make sure you check it out~!

Happy Stamping!
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Crazy4Challenges #83-Terrific Templates!


Hi everyone!

It's challenge time on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Silke Kittmann our hostess this month has another fun challenge for us all.

Being the third Saturday of the month, this week's challenge is a sponsored challenge. This month our sponsor is Krisi's Kreations. Krisi's store sells templates which are available in a number of different formats, including PSD, TIFF, PNG, PDF & SVG.

With Easter just around the corner Silke has challenged us to create an Easter Gift .... make a basket, a box or whatever you wish.


My Gift box is fit for a Princess!!!! The Stamps of Life has a brand new release Princess4life.......a perfect little set for the Princess (es) in your life!

The Template that I used is called Tall Card Purse. WAYYYYYYYY cute! It comfortably holds up to four cards. In addition to colouring the line image with Copic Markers, I also used SEI DP, Prima Flowers, K&Co. Brads and an EK Success Border Punch!


If you decide 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 C4C83. Don't forget to come back to the C4C Challenge Blog and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.





Make sure you check out the Crazie's Creations!
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cars2drive-New Release from the {Stamps} of Life



I'm REALLY excited to share the latest release from the {Stamps} of Life-Cars2drive. I picked up this inexpensive white board at the Dollar Store and thought that with the addition of the stamps and embellishments, it would make a sweet whiteboard for my little Cousin Bryson's room.


This set is chocked full of trucks, cars and fun sentiments. Road Trip embellishment is from Karen Foster. To make the glossy initial, I inked the Chipboard letter with Bright Blue Pigment ink and then embossed with UTEE. DP is from Basic Grey and Metal Embellisments, well they're from somewhere deep down in a craft drawer.......had to dust the cobwebs off of these! lol



I used an emboss resist technique to create the Red Shipping Tag on this card. I inked up the stamps with Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder. I then took a red ink pad and went direct to paper, until the Shiping Tag was saturated with ink. I stamps the truck, coloured, cut it out and mounted it onto the black strip, which represents a road.




This little car set is not just for Boys. I combined the set with the present and sentiment from the Birthday4cookie set I added some Peony Flowersoft to the prezzie bow and some great P.K. Glitz Glitter to the window. Rhinestone Brads make for some pretty fun rims~! Be sure to head on over to the {Stamps} of life and check this set out!

Happy Stamping
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flowersoft Blog Hop!





We invite you to join the fabulous Flower Soft® team on an inspirational blog hop featuring projects using Die Cut Dimensions - Wild Flowers and The Wine Buffs - Papercraft Kit!

If you've been hopping already, you've probably arrived from Linda Beeson's Blog! I KNOW she has something fabulous for you!

The blog hop starts on the Flower Soft® Blog on April 13th at 6:00am CT and ends April 19th at midnight CT. The winner will be announced on the Flower Soft® Blog on April 20th. If you get lost along the way the complete hop list will be posted on the Flower Soft® Blog.



All of my projects are made with the Wine Buffs-Paper Craft Kit. Let me tell you, there is a lot of fun stuff in this kit and so many possibilities for paper crafting ideas. I whipped this project up in a jiffy, using a plain kraft gift bag and some Raffia!



Look at this wine bottle? It almost looks realistic................and the cartoon images are just adorable!


Be sure to comment on every blog in the hop. One lucky person that comments on one of the
blogs will be chosen to receive a $50 Flower Soft® shopping spree!!!

Happy Hopping...............you should be on your way to the super talented Debbie Seyer's Blog

Happy Stamping!