Wednesday, September 29, 2010

300th Sketch Challenge on SCS!!

WOW!!! Today they are celebrating the 300th Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers!!! That's the first place I started my on-line ventures and I still love to go and cruise the gallery and, when time allows, play ing the daily challenges!!!

To celebrate their 300 Sketch Challenges, Roxie rounded up some really awesome prizes, so be sure to check it out HERE and maybe you could win!!

Totally Stampalicious
happens to be one of those sponsors so I thought I'd use one of our images to play along today!

This here is Fat Mouse! Isn't he ADORABLE...and soooo sweet! I colored him with Copics and the yummy papers are from Pink Paislee!

Well thanks for stoppin' by and you might want to scroll down to find out about a FREE Digi Stamp Set from Totally Stampalicious as well!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stampalicious Halloween Free Digi Set!

We have an AWESOME Challenge going on over at the
Totally Stampalicious Blog
right now! We are giving away the the entire Witch Brawd Digi Set for FREE!!
And if that's not enough, we're going to give a $15 Gift Certificate away to one lucky winner that uses that stamp set in this weeks challenge!!!

I was pretty excited to pull our Witch Brawd out and ink her up but then it got even better when I saw the challenge over at
Paper Sundaes was Things with Wings!!
How perfect for the Flying Monkey and Sentiment that's in this set as well!!

I used
Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #93
for this creation as well!

I really do love this appropriate for me some days!!!

Well thanks for stoppin' in and don't forget to head on over to the TotallyStampalicious Blog to get your FREE Digi Set!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

C4C56 BLING!!!

Well this is my last week of hosting for the Crazy 4 Challenges so I wanted to finish off with a BLING!! Haha...get it...a BLING?!! *roll eyes* I's a lame but it was the best I could come up with!!
So anyway...the challenge is to pull out your diamonds, pearls, glitter and glitz and show us whatchya got!

So here's my sample...I used a TON of blong on this baby!!! And looks simple...just plop on one of those fancy stickers, right?! HA!! It took me longer to place those things than it would of to start from scratch!!! LOL!!! If there is some trick to transferring these things PLEASE let me know!!! LOL!!

We would love to have you play along with us, just be sure to link it back to the C4C Blog so we can all check it out!!

Well that's it for today!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a little
Stamps 'n' Coffee!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I hAM So Grateful!

I had some spare time this morning, so what better place to spend it than in my craft room!!? I checked out a few of my fave challenges and decided to play along in them!
4 Crafty Chicks is celebrating Fall this week!
Paper Sundaes wants us using Fall Colors!
Our Creative Corner provided the groovy Sketch I used
and the Ways TO Use It Challenge on SCS is to create a Holiday card!

I used Farmer Hawg from Totally Stampalicious...I just LOVE all the different sentiments that come with this set!!

This is my first card using Cajun Craze...I think I kinda like it!!! The dp is some old retired SU! It's actually got Really Rust in it but it's close enough for me!! LOL!

Thanks for poppin' by today...I hope everyone is enjoying their week!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Won a Golden Egg Award!

So last week I played in a new Challenge Blog called 4 Crafty Chicks!! I went over there this morning to check out their latest challenge, which, BTW, is Dry or Heat Embossing, and I saw my card entry listed as a Golden Egg Award winner!!!
Pretty cool huh?!

Thanks ladies!!! I'm honored!! Now hopefully I'll find some time to play along again this week!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

3 Ribbon Tag - Snow Happens!

Well I woke up to fluffy white flakes falling from the sky this morning, and although it's a little early in the year for SNOW, I decided to make the best of it by spending some time in my craft room!!!
I made this for the Totally Stampalicious Monday Challenge - Use 3 Ribbons and also today's Technique Lover's Challenge over on Splitcoast! - to make a tag!

I decided to use one of our new Angel Bears from the Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line and the sentiment is from our Snowman Set!

I finally had the chance to play with some of my new punches including SU!s new decorative label punch!! The Bear panel was punched with their new 2-1/2" circle punch!!

Well thanks for taking the time to stop by for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee!!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

C4C55 Sketch and a New Sponsor

Happy Saturday!!!
Today is particularly special for me because exactly 8 years ago my life was forever changed by the arrival of my beautiful baby girl!! We are celebrating her special day with a shopping trip to West Edmonton Mall with a few of her friends!! I love celebrating my kids' birthdays with a bang as those days are the most important dates of my I'm sure every parent knows!!!
Anyway....on with today's Crazy 4 Challenges challenge!! We've got a sketch for you today!!! Check it out:

And guess what else? We are very excited to have a new sponsor this week and you know what that means....a PRIZE!!! WOOHOO!!! Check it out:

Our sponsor for this week is Meljen's Designs. Meljen's Designs is a digital stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog.

So here is my take on the sketch using this sweet little Bear!! Isn't he adorable...even though he is, quite clearly, not feeling well!!! Hopefully these bright colors will cheer him up a little!

TO be quite honest, I think this card is a little TOO busy, but it is what it is!! LOL! I have had an insanely busy week and just didn't get time to make another! I have several of MelJen's Designs on file that are just waiting to be brought to life, but alas, it will have to wait for another day!!

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 C4C55. Don't forget to and link it on Mr Linky on the C4C Blog so that everyone else can see it too.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Stampalicious Bookmark Challenge!

Hello and Happy Monday!! We have another challenge going on over at the
Totally Stampalicious Blog
and if you participated in Thursday's Blog Hop, be sure to see it YOU are a winner!!

This week's challenge is to create any kind of BOOKMARK!!

I made this one using our Chef Pierre!! I thought it would be great for marking recipes in my fave cook book!!

Those paper flowers are from fun!!! I used the Two Tags die to make the actual bookmark!!

Well that's it for now!! Thanks for stoppin' in and if you'd like to play along with us, be sure to link your card back at the Totally Stampalicious Blog!!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

C4C54 Kraft Black and Red!!

Hello and Happy Saturday!
Check out the cool color challenge we have goin' on over at the Crazy for Challenges Blog!

Here's a card I made using this beautiful new stamp set from SU!! I decided to focus on the Kraft and Black with just a splash of Red!
You'll notice the lattice punch I used that I bought for Frances's Lattice challenge AFTER I had already done my card for it!! LOL!

And I decided to make another creation with all the same papers being that they were spread all over my desk anyway!! This is a Post-It note pad book! I simply measured and cut the paper to fit the note pad!
I used the brand new release, Shopping Cart Stella, from the Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line!
This will sit by the phone in my kitchen...perfect to keep handy to write notes for the bus driver, teachers and such!!

Thanks so much for swingin' by for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee!!

Feel free to join along...just link up your creation back at the C4C Blog using the Mr. Linky provided!

Friday, September 10, 2010

4Crafty Chicks Challenge!

So I found this fun new Challenge Blog called 4 Crafty Chicks and wouldn't you know it...I know TWO of the ladies who founded it!! Cool huh!! So I checked it out and just HAD to play along!!!
Actually, I combined LAST WEEK'S sketch challenge along with THIS WEEK'S color challenge! You can find all the deets on BOTH of these challenges HERE!

And here is my creation! I used the Newly Released Bubble Bath Scarlette from the
Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line

Isn't she FABULOUS??!!

I used Liquid Applique and Dazzling Diamonds for her bubbles!!!

Thanks for droppin' by today and don't forget to head on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to play along with their fun challenges!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Stampalicious New Release Blog Hop!

Hi there!!
You have reached the
8th Stop of the Stampalicious New Release Blog Hop!

If you didn't arrive here from Patricia - Stamping with Kokirose's Blog, then head on over to the beginning at hte Totally Stampalicious Blog so you don't miss anything!

We've got lots and lots of gorgeous EYE CANDY and fabulous PRIZES!!!
Prizes will be selected randomly from 3 different DT Blogs (also randomly selected) so be sure to stop in and comment on all of them!

Wanna know what we're givin' away?

3rd Prize - $10 Gift Certificate
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
1st Prize - ALL FOUR New Release Stamp Sets!!

All of the New Releases are AVAILABLE NOW at the
Totally Stampalicious Store!

If you are interested in the Digi Files of these stamps, head on over to Bugaboo Digi Stamps to find these and many. many more fun images by the fabulous artist, Jodie Mackerell!

So here is my creation using our Breast Cancer Stella! I just love this set for so many reasons! First being that I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine and if you can make someone that is fighting this terrible disease, smile, or better yet, GIGGLE, then you have already helped to heal her soul!

I created a very LARGE Support Ribbon and added the fun image to the center! I can promise you that I will actually wear this ribbon when I go to see the 'Boob Tour' (a play put on in support of Breast Cancer Research)!

The ribbon was kinda floppy so I 'mod podged' it to stiffen it!!

Thanks for hoppin' by and now it's time to head on over to Vicki's Summerthyme Studio to see what faulous-ness she's created for us!!

And here is the entire Blog Hop line-up just in case there are any hiccups along the way!!
Totally Stampalicious
Cindy Haffner's Corner
Monique - For The Love of Paper
Lynnor - Just Add Glitter
Melissa - My Paper Obsession
Laurie - On the Bright Side
Becky - Stampin' For Fun
Patricia - Stamping With Kokirose
Joycelyn - Stamps 'n' Coffee
Vicki - Summerthyme Studio
Stacy - Twinshappy
Sue - Coffeestamper (SCS Gallery)

Thanks for joining us and GOOD LUCK!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

C4C53 All About Books!

Well hello Crazy Fans!!! It's Saturday and that means another challenge over at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog and it's anew month so that means a new Hostess!!! As it happens, the hostess this month is yours truly....ME!!!
The beginning of September is always all about Back To School, so I thought it would be fun to have a challenge All About Books!! ANYTHING Book related works!!

I decided to make a bookmark for both of my kiddoes to take to school!!! IT also gave me the opportunity to ink up the fun Back To School set from SU!s last mini!

I laminated these after they were all done...but wouldn't you know it...if you laminate those embossed labels the heat makes them completely DISAPPEAR!!!!! LOL!!! It makes sense now that I think about it but it didn't even occur to me while I was making them!!! Needless to say, I re-made the labels and places them ON TOP of the laminated bookmarks!!
Live learn!! LOL!

Thanks so much for stoppin' in and I hope you'll play along with the rest of us Crazies!!
Just upload your card or project to your blog or on-line gallery and link it back to the C4C Blog using the Mr. Linky provided!