Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Scrap It

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, the challenge was to use your scraps or leftover bits of paper! Our sponsor this week is:

Dustin Pike who is offering 3 digital images to this weeks winner!
Now this was a pretty easy challenge for me because I've got lots and lots of scraps everywhere! My image is even a scrap! I always print too many and then save them for a quick card. I decided to go simple on my card this week and easy on the embellishments. My heart is punched from a bit of pink cardstock, ran through the Xyron, I added the rhinestone and then glittered and added a bit of leftover ribbon. Anyway, I hope it inspires, thanks for joining me today!
  • Digital Image: Pure Innocence line by Heather Ellis
  • Stamp: Studio G
  • Other: Nestabilities Scalloped Circle and Circle Die, Heart Punch, Rhinestone, Xyron, Glitter, Scrap Paper

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday BLOG HOP

You made it! By now, you should have completed FOUR steps in this BUILD-A-CARD process! If not, you'll want to go back to our Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog and start from the beginning.

Anyways, it's now time to move on with your BUILD-A-CARD! You can't go on much longer without adding a stamped image as a main focus!
Done? Mosey on over to see Liza to find out what comes next!

BONUS...BONUS...BONUS...BONUS...Before you go, here's another chance for you to win an extra prize! Leave me a comment and let me know if there are any sponsors you’d like to see here at Stamptacular that are NOT already on our side-bar. One lucky winner will be drawn to win this awesome prize

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Flower Power

Welcome to the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge (keep reading to find the blog hop post!), this is my 2nd post today...so be sure to read all my posts for lots of fun and prizes! This week our prize sponsor is one of our very own DT members, Sarah! Below is our prize offered!

Our challenge this week is FLOWERS...BRIGHT, LOTSA FLOWERS! So I decided to stamp my background, and make my own roses...I think they turned out cute. They are paper quilled, and if you look in the latest CK magazine, you can see a tutorial there and how easy they are to make... Thanks for joining me today...be sure to keep reading DOWN for all the blog hop DEETS!
  • Stamps: Floral by Martha Stewart, Sentiment by Paper Trey Ink
  • Punches: Martha Stewart, Nestabilities Labels 4 die
  • Ink: SU and Memento
  • Other: Pearls, pop dots

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hey PEEPS! Blog Hop Coming Soon!

Hey Peeps, I just wanted you to know that the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is having a blog hop this SUNDAY March 28...we've got 10, yes 10 prizes in store for you, with lots and lots of fun along the way...so be sure to attend!

Did I mention a little while ago I entered a contest at Snowy Lane Crafts? and I won? I won these little chicks already made up...although I do have the kit and the chicks I'm making are drying...it's fun playing with paper mache...I can't wait until I can decorate them. They were super easy to do...you should see what other kits they have...maybe get a jump start on your gifting for Christmas...I know I am....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge #51: Think Spring

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, our challenge was to create any project with a SPRING theme! Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Stamps...such adorable images, be sure to pop by and see what they have!

Since I was hostess this week for the Digital Tuesday Challenge, I knew exactly what theme I wanted the minute I saw this adorable image. I'm a bunny nut and I just LOVED how this bunny and chick were "springing" up from the grass (a play on words). I also wanted to keep the focus on the image, so I used minimal coloring and kept my card clean and simple. Thanks for joining me today, and be sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations!

  • Stamp: Digi Stamp Boutique (bunny and chick), sentiment is computer generated
  • Cardstock: Joann's
  • Other: Ribbon, Sticker from K & Co, Copics, String, Pop Dots and Piercer, Nestabilities Scalloped Square

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Make Your Own Scene

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, the challenge is to make a beautiful card where YOU create a scene of some sort. Using stamps or images that already have the scene created are NOT allowed!

Our sponsor this week is: Simon Says Stamp...with a $25 gift certificate to their store...
REMINDER: NEXT WEEK is Stamptacular Sunday's ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY...so be sure to drop on by...we've got a blog hop for you with lots and lots in store! Ok, onto my card...

I'm craving summer right now, flip flops, sunshine, the heat, you name it...so my card reflects times spent at the lake, bobbing on an innertube! I just love this little Tilda and I couldn't resist HOT PINK as my color...I pop dotted her legs for a little dimension and added some stickles for my water. I also couldn't resist adding a sun... I'm so glad you could join me today...and remember, be sure to join me NEXT week...lot's and lot's of blog hopping fun!

  • Stamps: Magnolia
  • Paper: Scraps from my stash...sorry...
  • Dies: Nestabilities Labels 1, EK Success Circle Punch
  • Other: Stickles, Glitter, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Copics, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Let's Go GREEN!

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, our challenge was to create a card using the coloring green. I decided to go with wee bit of the Irish and make a St. Patty's Day card. I decided to use a digital image from this week's Sponsor this week is The Stampin Boutique. Check out this week's prize...rubber stamps!

I just loved this little waif ready to dance a jig for you! I colored her in with my Copics and added a little Stickles for some bling. I then added this cute little rainbow from K & Co (it's a sticker)...I just thought it was soooo cute! I wanted to add a little pot of gold at the end of my rainbow, so I added that as well and Stickled up my gold (gotta have some more bling!) I also added a scalloped edge on my card...somewhat reminiscent of clovers...anyway, I'm so glad you could join me this week...I can't wait to see what you create!


  • Digital Image: The Stampin Boutique
  • Stamps: Studio G
  • Punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart
  • Other: Stickles, Ribbon, Rainbow Sticker (K & Co.), Copics and Ribbon

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Sketch

Did you "spring" forward with your clocks? I currently live in Indiana where, until last year, the time was always the same...this is our 2nd year of changing to Daylight savings time. It's funny to hear all the native Hoosiers trying to get themselves used to this ritual. It's "old" hat to me, since I've lived practically everywhere else that's always had it...ANYWAY... onto this weeks challenge:

This week our challenge was this fun sketch below:

Our sponsor this week is our own DT member Aud Kirstne, with this fun prize below!
And...last but not least, my take on this weeks challenge. I'm so in the mood for spring and of course BUTTERFLIES! I love this butterfly stamp set (Martha Stewart) and loved coloring them in with my Copics and adding some rhinestones and glitter. I also pop dotted a chip board frame that I painted, distressed and glittered up...such fun! Thanks for joining me today, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  • Stamps: Martha Stewart Butterflies, Papertrey Ink Fancy Flourishes, CTMH Buttoned Up
  • Ink: SU Heavenly Blue, Tim Holtz Antique Photo and Memento Tuxedo
  • Dies/Punches: EK Success Scallop
  • Other: Glitter, Copics, Rhinestones, Sewing Machine/Thread, Making Memories Chipboard, Paint, Pop Dots

Monday, March 8, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Piercing

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, the challenge is PIERCING!

Our sponsor DIGITAL STAMP OASIS and is giving away 3 digital images this week! Wow! You need to check out the new stuff in the store!

I actually had to find my piercing tool it has been sooooo long since I brought it out! When I saw these adorable little bugs I knew they would be perfect for this Piercing challenge! Everything is colored in Copics, I layered my bugs, then I cut a Nestabilities Labels 1 mat in half and added it to the top and bottom of my matted bugs, I then added pearls and stickles and my sentiment and pop dotted it off of my card. I then added my glittery hearts and the rest is historty...and oh, the inside of the card says, hope you feel better soon! Thanks for looking, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  • Digi Image: Digi Stamp Boutique (freebie)
  • Paper: Unknown
  • Other: Copics, Stickles, Glitter, Pearls, Martha Stewart Punch, Nestabilities, Piercing Tool, Pop Dots, Rhinestone, Imaginations heart punch.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hippity, Hoppity, Blog Hop on it's Waaaayyy....

March 28 * Save the Date!*...it's another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog Hop! With all the fun and prizes you'd expect and psst...it's a BIRTHDAY celebration, with lots of presents for YOU!

This weekend I got some MUCH needed GIRLFRIEND time with my BFF...at a crop...but I didn't do much scrapping (did a WHOLE lotta exercising my jaw! LOL), instead I did some Home Decor instead. I absolutely fell HEAD OVER HEALS in love with this adorable project on the front of this month's Create and Decorate magazine. It's supposed to be an embroidery project, but I drug my little light table along, grabbed my Copics and some Tim Holtz Antique Photo ink and I was in bizzzz.ness.... This was super easy to recreate and took my less than an hour...I LOVE how it turned out... The frame was the most expensive part of this project...ummm... $1 (Dollar Tree).... Anyway, hope you enjoy and hope you can join us on MARCH 28 for the blog hop!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: You, Me and Baby Makes Three!

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our challenge was to make a Baby card or gift. This weeks prize is fab... are you ready? This ADORABLE Magnolia stamp by Magnolia Down UnderWith the weather FINALLY getting warmer, I'm in the mood for SPRING! So I decided to make a baby wash cloth bouquet! I even MADE my own container! (I'll put up a tutorial for this very soon!). I couldn't resist making these adorable baby wash cloth roses and adding some glittery butterflies. The butterflies are attached to small bits of wire with glue dots, so I can form them to my liking within the flowers. My container was made with a large cardstock circle and a strip of cardstock that I had embossed (gosh, haven't done THAT in ages!). I then took my cardstock strip, scored a 1/2" on the long side, folded it, then cut slits to the fold. I then eased it around my circle...easy peasy! Thanks for looking, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

This also fits Cupcake Crafts Challenge: Flowers

  • Stamps: Butterflies by Martha Stewart, Fancy Flourishes by Paper Trey Ink
  • Ink: Memento, Stampendous Embossing Ink and Powder
  • Other: Baby Washclothes, rubber bands, silk flowers, glitter, Xyron, rhinestones, wire, glue dots