Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Hi all and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Well, still a few more hours to go for us ~ we're hanging out at home, playing games and watching Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve.  Good times ;)  Since we've been relaxing all day {and with my birthday tomorrow, yep New Year's Day!}, I found some time to get stampy.  This card uses the SCS Technique challenge - Chalkboard and this week's MFT sketch.  With the birth of a new year and my birthday all in one day, why not make a birthday card?!  I broke out MFT's Let's Toast set and die-namics.  The "Happy Birthday" was embossed with white ep, then I used some white ink to sponge around the edge to get more of that "chalkboard" look and added the stars.  The circles on the wine glasses make me think of bubbly champagne.  I added stickles to the rim of the glasses.  The sentiment was cut out with the Labels STAX 2.  The banner was made using the Banner Day Die.

Close up...

As always, thanks for stopping by!!!  I sure do appreciate all of you that stop by and leave such sweet comments ;)  Be safe and may 2013 bring MANY BLESSINGS your way!!!!


Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Only One

Hi all!  I am enjoying the 1st day of my 4 day weekend.  ;)  Now that Christmas is behind us, I thought I'd get a jump on Valentine's Day.  I used the latest Triple Scoop Set from MFT.  I wanted to try out that chalkboard look I've seen around lately.  The sentiment and hearts are embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I added some light sponging with white craft ink for a chalk effect.  The sketch is from the SplitCoast Dirty Dozen December theme.

Black twill and thread from Ribbon Carousel, MFT felt and dienamics along with some paper piercing add the finishing details.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Merry Elfmas Tag

Hi all!  I wanted to share this tag I made for the Totally Stampalicious Blog challenge for last week, The Challenge Chicks challenge and the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen inspiration challenge.  I used Deacon Elf, which I colored with copics then cut out.  The swirly "snow"is a part of the Sentimental Flourish that is newly release by MFT.  I sponged a little blue versamagic ink around the blue layer.  The "to" and "from" were hand written because I plan to use this for my Secret Santa gift at work.  ;)

Detail shot...

The tags are the Traditional Tag Stax from MFT.  I added some piercing around the larger tag, then some hemp and twine.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

TS Monday - Clean and Simple {CAS} - MONS-terrific!

Hi all!  This week over on the Totally Stampalicious blog, our challenge is for you to make a Clean And Simple card/project.  I decided to use the newly released Mons-terrific set.  I thought this silly monster would make a perfect birthday card for my sweet nephew.  I used a dotted technique to add some dimension.  I ran the green layer through my Vagabond with an embossing folder (dots, of course, to add to the dots on the monsters), then added a sentiment flag and a button with twine.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the DT projects!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas cards

Hi all!  I wanted to share a couple of cards I made recently for a friend that placed an order. ;)  I kept these simple - just a nice sentiment {one from a Flourishes set and one from a Sweet n' Sassy stamps set I received from a wonderful stampy friend} cut out using die-namics, pretty ribbon, pearl flourishes on one, MFT flourishes on the other.  Add some lovely dp and done. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Totally Stampalicious New Release Blog Hop!!!

This is the 3rd Stop of your amazing, eye-candy filled journey!!

We have FOUR new stamp sets from our fabulous Bugaboo line by artist

As always we're going to give away some prizes to a few of our lucky hoppers...wanna see what YOU could WIN just by commenting on everyone's Blog?!!!
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3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate

For my card, I've used Stella Psycho. Hopefully none of y'all ran into her while Black Friday shopping, LOL!  She's colored with copics and I used a gold spica pen on one of the presents.  The sentiment, one of 3 from the set, was cut out with die-namics.  Some twine a button add the finishing details.

Detail shot...

The inside...  hehe!

Another detail shot...

But wait we're not done!! Check out the NEW DIGI LINE from Totally Stampalicious!! When you purchase these little cuties, you will receive the colored image, the uncolored jpeg and png file! We hope you're going to love them just as much as we do!!

Now it's time to hop on over to Leanne's Blog to see what Stampalicious-ness she has created for us!!
Here is the entire line-up just in case you get lost along the way!

Monday, November 26, 2012

TS Monday - Snowflakes!

Hi all!  Everyone as happy as I am to be back at work?!  HA!  Yea, I thought so...  Well, hopefully this will cheer you up ~ time for another Totally Stampalicious Monday challenge.  This week, we'd like to see Snowflakes on your projects!  I used this darling image, Deacon and Ava HoHo.  The "HoHo" was paper pieced, everything else was colored with copics.  I punched out a few snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punch and added some bling to the centers.  

Detail shot...

And another...

Thanks for stopping by!  And there's still time to get your submissions in for our Totally Stampalicious Design Team call!!!!  ;)

Monday, November 19, 2012

TS Monday - non-traditional Christmas

Hi all!  First, let me let you in on a little secret...  ok, a few little secrets!  First, Totally Stampalicious is having a NEW RELEASE BLOG hop on Thursday, 29 November (that's next Thursday).  Yep, NEW stamps to get inky!  Wahoo!  Second, we're having a BIG Black Friday sale!  For 24 hours ALL Stamps will be $5!!! {From 11:59 pm EST Thursday the 22nd thru 11:59 pm EST Friday the 23rd}  WHAT A deal!!! AND third - Totally Stampalicious is currently having a DESIGN TEAM CALL!  You can find all the details on the blog.  

Alright, time for {the correct!} TS Monday challenge - to make a non-traditional Christmas card!  I decided to use Scarlette Mistletoe.  She's colored with copics and cut out using one of my die-namics.  A few buttons w/ thread and even more die-namics finish it all up.  

Here's a peek at the inside....

Detail shot...

And another...

Thanks for stopping by!  And have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wishing you... JOY

Hi all!  Here's my card for the latest MFT guest designer challenge.  "JOY" was cut out with the By the Letters die-namics.  Other die-namics I used for this card are Christmas Ornaments, Vintage Flourish, and LLD Accent it - Flags & Tags.  The "Wishing You..." is from a PI sentiment set.

For the inside, I cut out the sentiment with the Polka Dot Greetings die-namics.  

Here is a detail shot of the holly leaves and blingy berries.  I used the Vintage Flourish die-namic to accent the inside of the circles.

 A detail shot of the "snowflake", which is one of the flower centers from the Botanical Beauty die-namics, and wild cherry MFT button with a tiny black jute bow.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you soon!

Monday, November 5, 2012

TS Monday - CAS trio

Hi all!  Everyone have a great weekend?  Mine was good but, as usual, too short!  Thank goodness for that extra hour of sleep!  
This week on the Totally Stampalicious Blog, we are challenging you to create a CAS trio of cards.  For my trio, I used the chick from the Funny Strollers set.  I am, thankfully, in need of a baby card, so why not make three?!  I colored the chicks with copics, cut them out with my Circle Stax then popped them up with pop dots.  I changed the dp, but kept everything else the same.  

Here are some close ups:

So which one do you like better??  I think maybe the one with the pink card base, but tough to decide!  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join in the Totally Stampalicious challenges ~ YOU could win a prize!!!

Have a great week!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Boy birthday card

Well, hello!  I wanted to share a card I made because one of my boys had a birthday party to go to.  I couldn't pass up on this super cool baseball set from There She Goes stamps.  I colored him with copics and added various MFT die-namics to finish it up.

Don't ya love the dirty knees on his pants, hehe?!!

See ya soon!

Monday, October 15, 2012

TS Monday - Christmas time!

Hi all!  Yes, it's still October but over on the Totally Stampalicious blog, it's Christmas time!  I used one of my favorite TS Christmas images, Winter Bird Snowman.  I colored it with copics and added some pearly Smooch around the entire image.  I used a few die-namics and some MFT buttons with black jute twine for extra interest.  The sketch is Karen G's SSSC169.

Detail shot...

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, October 8, 2012

TS Monday -- thank you!

Hi all!  It's Monday and time for another Totally Stampalicious! Blog challenge!  Since the Canadian Thanksgiving was yesterday, our challenge is for you to make a Thank You card.  I used the Balloon Kidz Boy set.  I paper pieced his balloon and used copics on everything else.  The sentiment is from the Balloon Kidz Girl set.  

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Hope everyone has a wonderful week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MFTWSC91, You're so cool

Hi all!  Here's my card for MFT's WSC91.  I had to use this sweet Ice Princess PI.  She's colored with copics, cut out and popped up.  The die-namics I used were the crown border, Fishtail Flax Stax and one of the mini tabs foursome die-namics.  Brads and some swirly pearls finish it up.

Close up...

Thanks for stopping by!