Monday, October 31, 2011

TS Monday - Happy Halloween and a SPECIAL!

Hi all! Our challenge this week is Halloween! So before you head out with the kiddos to get some candy, ink up those Halloween stamps one more time. You can make a card for your Halloween party hostess or get ahead for next year! Halloween cards can be so fun especially when you have a fun gal like Witch Brawd from Totally Stampalicious! I just love this sentiment that goes with her! And let me make something very clear... I am not a seamstress. Not even when it comes to cards! Goodness, do you see that wonky stitching?! I meant to do that {that's my story and I'm sticking to it!}!!!

She's colored with copics and is up on pop dots. Her hat and that greenish dp (from Authentique, I believe, or is it Echo Park?) match very well IRL. I anchored the green and orange with a bit of black and kraft. The sentiment is up on pop dots, as well, and I added two big brads to one side.
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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to take some time to see what the rest of the TS girls have designed for you!

Happy Halloween,

Thursday, October 20, 2011



You have reached the 1st Stop of the

Totally Stampalicious Christmas Release

and Blog Hop!!!

We are so excited to share SEVEN NEW SETS with you all tonight and they are



As always we have some FABULOUS PRIZES to give away including:

1st Prize - All 7 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!!!!

So now, without further ado.....


from the Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line by amazing artist Jodie Mackerell!

They are ALL must-haves for this year's Holiday Cards!!!

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

Angel - You're here


For my card, I've decided to you Mistletoe Scarlette. Can you say "SASSY"?!?!!! Ha! I love her! She's colored with copics and I used the newest Deconstructed Sketch. The sentiment is one of four that is included with this sassy chick!

Now, onto to the super sweet Jessica's blog to check out what gorgeousness she has for y'all!!! Don't forget - THERE ARE PRIZES!!!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Totally Stampalicious - day 1 SNEAK PEEKS

Hello and welcome to DAY 1 of Totally Stampalicious! sneak peeks!!! Just WAIT till you see what we have in store for you! I sure hope you're ready for some MEGA CUTENESS! For my peek today, I'm using Winter bird and Snowman. Aren't they so SWEET?! I decided to make my bird a cardinal. They're colored with copics and are up on dimensionals. The sentiment is also from this set. I love that Totally Stampalicious! has such great sentiments with all of their sets!

I used a button with twine and hemp and some silver pearls in the corners to top it all off. Now, be SURE to go to the Totally Stampalicious! Blog to see the yumminess the rest of the girls have created for you!!!

See you tomorrow for Day 2 and the BLOG HOP!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hi! How's this week treating you? I'm really enjoying the fall-ish weather, though today it's a little too windy for me, but at least it's not 100 degrees out!

Here's a card I made for MFT's weekly sketch challenge. The sentiment is from their latest triple scoop set. I used several of their dienamics. Not sure if you can tell, but the green postage frame is up on dimensionals. It really adds so much! I distressed the floral layer and did some faux stitching on there, as well. The inside was finished with more dp and a leftover strip of one of the dienamics.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 17, 2011

TS Monday - a color challenge!

Hi all! This week's Totally Stampalicious! challenge is to use BLACK, ORANGE AND PURPLE. They may be more suited for Halloween cards, but I decided to go with Morning Margaret. Love the sentiment! Pretty suited for a Monday, right?!?! HA! She's colored with copics and is up on pop dots. The sketch is this weeks' MFT WSC. I added faux stitching on the polka dot panel, the purple scallop and right above the sentiment. Lots o' bling finish it up!

Have a fab week and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has created for you!!! **all links are on the right-->**


Friday, October 14, 2011

Merry challenge

Hi! Here's a card I made for one of the Flourishes blog challenges. You had to make a card using items based off your initials. So here's my AMR card:
A-angled layer
M-Merry Christmas sentiment
R-red (and ribbon)

Fortunately, a little birdie gave me some help with the "A" because I was stumped! Here's my first Christmas card of the year! To say I'm a little behind the power curve is an understatement... I had to grab this beauty of a set, Christmas Classics. LOVE it! The bells were colored with a silver gel pen. I spritzed the dizzy doily dienamic (behind the main image), the vintage flourish dienamic (tucked into the ribbon knot) and the sentiment layer with marshmallow glimmer mist. Of course, we all know how well shimmer photographs, so you can't see how cool it really looks! The angled layer is embossed. The main image and sentiment are up on pop dots.

The dp is a new Christmas pad from JilliBean Soup.
Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bright birthday boy

Hello, for the third day in a row! It's funny how much stamping time you can get in when you're stuck at home because you discovered a leak in your garage! Yes, we finally got some MUCH needed rain in these parts and low and behold, we had a leak coming from the ceiling, down the inside of the wall and making a puddle in one corner of the garage. FUN. Not. But thank GOD for warranties - it's all getting fixed!
Anyway, I decided to make a bright birthday boy card using the Sweet Birthday Kids set from Totally Stampalicious! I colored him up over a week ago and found this week's sketch challenge on SCS perfect for him! I don't have enough kid birthday cards on hand, so now at least I have this one in my stash!

I love the fun rounded edges! I added some piercing, metal bling and popped this cutie up on pop dots for the finishing touches.
As always, thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Hi! Here's a card I made for the MFT weekly sketch challenge #40. There's nothing more inspiring than using new goodies, right?! Love this a la mode with that big ol' pumpkin! She's colored with copics and marvys and the pumpkin was paper pieced. The sentiment was cut out using the fishtail banner dienamics. I also used the new postage stamp edge dienamic and one of the dizzy doily dienamics. Faux stitching and a button with some twine finish it up.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 10, 2011

TS Monday - Thanksgiving!

Hi! Happy Monday! Time for another Totally Stampalicious! Monday challenge. Now, it's not quite time for Thanksgiving, at least not in the U.S. but Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in Canada! So this week's challenge is to make a thank you card. I used Desiree Lollipop ~ CUTE!!!~ and one of the sentiments from the same set. "You're so sweet" is another way to say "thank you", I think, so I went with it! The sketch is from this week's SC on SCS. She's colored with copics. I added some bling and popped some layers up on pop dots. The sentiment was cut out with a dienamic.

Lately, I've been using the leftover dp from the card front on the inside so it cuts down on my scrap pile. Can I get an Amen for less scraps?! :)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the dt has cooked up for you!


Monday, October 3, 2011

TS Monday - embossing

Hi! This weeks' Totally Stampalicious! challenge is to add some embossing, wet or dry, to your creation. I took the easy way and went with dry embossing on the tilted dp layer. After I embossed it, I sanded the embossed areas so it would stand out a little more. This is the sketch from last week's SC on Splitcoast. Sweet little Storybook Elizabeth worked perfectly with this sketch! The sentiment is from the Sweet Birthday Kids Bugaboo set from TS. And yes, I did that dotted background around Elizabeth again - it's so easy and such a fun look!

I apologize for the late post - drove over an hour to hit up a not so local scrapbook store and got some yummy new dp! Yay!!! Be on the look out... :)


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Enjoy the simple things gift set

***little warning: picture heavy post***

Hi all! Hope everyone's enjoying nicer weather! It's crazy how cool a high in the upper 80s feels compared to our 100+ degree norm of the summer. On to the project!

I made this sweet little gift set for the latest MFT guest designer challenge. I've had that glass jar for at least a year and it was calling my name for this challenge! Ever since I got the new fence dienamics from MFT, I've had the idea to use the leafy flourish dienamic as a vine and weave it through the fence. That's where this whole project started! On the jar itself, I've used the
following dienamics: medium scallop, leafy flourish, woodgrain fence, dizzy doily duo, You Move Me, Homespun Birdhouse, and mini rolled roses. On the bag, I used these dienamics: leafy flourish, Tag You're It, dizzy doily duo, woodgrain fence and You Move Me (the little butterfly). The card has the following dienamics: woodgrain fence, leafy flourish, dizzy doily duo, You Move Me and the file tab for the sentiment, which I shortened using Joanne's helpful hint! Between the three items, I used the following stamp sets: Tag You're It, Aim High PI, Homespun Birdhouse and Feeling Froggy PI. The finishing touches are twine, lace and lots o' bling! Oh! And the "post" that the birdhouse is on was stamped onto cork then cut out.

If you made it all the way to the end of my post - thanks! Hope you enjoyed the extra detail pics! I'm happy to say that I have one teacher's gift DONE! And yes, those are peanut M&M's in the jar - don't worry, I won't be giving her those! She'll get a fresh batch, ha!