Friday, September 30, 2011

C4C107 Make a Card for a Charity!

It's another CRAZY 4 Challenges Saturday and it's a NEW month so that means a 
NEW Hostess!!
To start us off, fellow crazy, Tammy - Stamp Happy has us creating cards for a good cause in honor of World Card Making Day!! She wants us to make a card, any card, for Operation Write Home or any other local charity! You can find more details on this awesome challenge over at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog!
Here's what Tammy said...I just love how she has us celebrating 
World Card Making Day!
For today, I'd like us to celebrate World Card Making Day by remembering others. The challenge is that you can make any card you want. However, I'd like you to find a worthwhile charity that you can donate your card(s) to after today, and follow through and DO IT! Call a local nursing home... the residents love to have cards they can send to their family members. Check with your local hospital and see if you can donate cards to their gift shop. Maybe a local senior center?

So I figured Friendly Dexter would make a great card card to send home to a loved one!!! 
I used the color scheme for this week's Touch Twin Markers and More Challenge....
blue and brown!

You can find Friendly Dexter at Totally Stampalicious!

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

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Saturday!
I'm actually CAMPING today....yep that's right...we're squeezing one last camping trip in before we settle in for what I hear is going to be a fairly looooong winter for us Northerners!!! BUT, I had time this week to hit the craft room and play along with my fellow Crazies from the  

Barb's back with another fun challenge for us all today. It's not too soon to start on Halloween projects. Today's challenge is to make a Halloween card or decor project. If you don't "do" Halloween, then let's see another Fall project.

This is Fairy Ava, one of the New Releases from Totally Stampalicious! She is all dressed up and ready to go a-haunting and gathering treats on Halloween night!

She's colored with Copics and the sentiment is actually from the Totally Stampalicious Witch Brawd set! Those papers are a few years old from Little Yellow Bicycle and the bats are brads that I've also had for a few years! 
Truth be told, I could never buy another craft supply again and continue to make cards for YEARS...but what would be the fun in that?!

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 C4C106. Don't forget to go back to the C4C Blog and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

Well that's it from me today....thanks so much for stoppin' by for a little
Stamps 'n' Coffee!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September Stampalicious Release and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 13th Stop of our September New Release and Blog Hop!!
We have FIVE NEW STAMP SETS to share with you tonight and they are available NOW at

As always we want to give some stuff away and all YOU need to do to be eligible to WIN is comment on all of the Design Team's AWESOME creations!!!
Here's what's up for grabs:
1st Prize - All 5 New Stamp Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate

I couldn't help but take my markers to this absolutely freakin' adorable little critter....
Chester Platypus by artist Sylvia Zet!
He comes with several super cute senitments as well and is available NOW at
Totally Stampalicious!

The inside of this card reads 'But your friends love you anyway!' I just forgot to take a photo! 
For those of you that have small kids, you might recognize my color scheme from a Disney show...Phineas and Ferb...they have a pet Platypus named Perry and he is turquoise!

And here is Yoga Dottie from our Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line by artist
Jodie Mackerell!! Some of you may have seen her on our Wednesday Sneak Peek but I didn't have my 'poop in a group' and didn't quite get this little project finished!
I made a little `Tea Caddy' to go along with the card and used some of the fun sentiments as Tags for the tea bags! That's Tazo tea from Starbucks BTW...Calm and Refresh...both are absolutely DELICIOUS and so pretty to look at!!!
Now it's time to hop on over to Joanne's Blog to see what awesome eye candy she has for us!

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

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ava Sneak Peek and Stampalicious Monday Challenge!

Hey Friends!
Totally Stampalicious is realeasing FIVE NEW STAMP SETS on 
Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 9pm EST 
starting with a super fun BLOG HOP and as always, super cool prizes including ALL FIVE NEW SETS!!!
Here is a sneak peek of of one of the sets we'll be releasing.... Ava Fairy from the Bugaboo Line by amazing artist Jodie Mackerell!!

This week's Stampalicious Monday Challenge is to create a card for a Child's Birthday!!! Well, it was my daughter's birthday yesterday, so I created this card for her!!!
Well that's it from me today!!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by for a little 
Stamps 'n' Coffee!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

C4C105 Jack-O-Box!

It's Saturday which means the "Crazies" are back with another fun challenge for you all.

Before we get into today challenge, as this week is a sponsored challenge we need to introduce this month's sponsor which is Creations by AR. Adela has some awesome templates on her site which I know the "Crazies" have had fun playing with for our challenge this week. The templates come in all formats: PDF, SVG and DXF so that you can use them with your electronic die cutting machines or cut by hand if you don't have a machine. This week's winner will receive two templates of their choice from Creations by AR.

Adela has also offered our blog readers a 10% discount on all her templates during this challenge so that is from September 17th to September 23rd. All you need to do is use the code: challenge10 when you go through the check out.

Now it is time for the C4C challenge, Barb is back with another fun fall themed challenge for us all! This week all you have to do is create a card or project with a pumpkin on it in some form. It can be a card or 3D project.
Well I have to admit I don't know how to use SVG files with my Cricut yet, but thankfully Adela has LOTS of great files that work with nothing but your hands and a pair of scissors!!! Being that our challenge was to use something with a pumpkin on it...I figured why not use her ADORABLE Jack-O-Box treat bag!

I used my Copics to color in his sweet li'l face and drew on some faux stitching...something I haven't done in FOREVER!!! I then decided I should at least pull my Cricut out for something and created the card you see to go with it! The Happy Halloween stamp is $1 stamp that I got years ago!

Well that's it for me today...thanks so much for stoppin' by  for a little
Stamps 'n' Coffee!

Monday, September 12, 2011

TS Monday - Feeling Groovy!

Well, the kids are back in school and I happen to have a WHOLE day to hang at home, clean, cook and yes, CRAFT! Yay!!! 
So of course I'm gonna play in the Totally Stampalicious ANYTHING GOES Blog Challenge, but while chillin' on Facebook this morning I discovered a new challenge blog for a new (to me anyway) marker company called Shinhan Art Materials and the blog is called
So I decide to check it out and play along! I even have a chance to WIN a new set of 12 Markers from them! Cool huh!?

So here's a little creation featuring Hippie Dottie from the Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line!
How hip and groovy is she?!! LOVE her!!


I used some punches, a nestie, copics and saffron ink for the sponging around the edges!! The dp is from my stash bought so long ago that I can't remember the name of the company without having to run downstairs and look it up...and I'm just too darn lazy to do it!! LOL!! 
Well that's it from me today...thanks so much for stoppin' by for a little
Stamps 'n' Coffee!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

C4C104 Life, Love and Lemons!

Happy Saturday!

Welcome to another Saturday with the Crazies and this week Barb Anders is back with another fun challenge.

This week it's a color challenge and with Fall almost here we are taking our inspiration from these gorgeous fall colors. So make your card using the colors orange, olive green, yellow & brown.

So a few weeks back, Flourishes sponsored the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog and I gotta say, these stamps are GORGEOUS and SO FUN to create with!!!
One of my BFF's is getting married this weekend and I decided to create this card for her and her new husband!

Are you wondering where the ORANGE is?! Well it's right there on the center of the flower...and there's also a tiny bit on the edges of the's there...see it? See it?!!

Here is a pic of the inside using another one of the images and a sentiment from this gorgeous Life, Love and Lemons Stamp Set!
Well that's it from me today folks as I am off to the aforementioned wedding!!
Please feel free to play along with us, just be sure to head back over to the C4C Blog and leave a link to your creation using the Mr. Linky provided!!

Thanks for stoppin' by for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee!

Friday, September 2, 2011

C4C103 Back to School Morning Blues!

It's another Crazy 4 Challenges Challenge!!!!
It's a new month so it is time to introduce a new challenge hostess to you which is Barbara Anders. Barb has some wonderful challenges in store for us in the coming weeks.

To get things started let's do a Back To School themed card. Anything about back to school works!

So Back To School means ALARM CLOCKS and LUNCHES and that dreaded morning ROUTINE!!! I'm an early riser anyway, but there's something about waking up to the alarm that just starts my day off a little rough!

I chose to use another fab Stella image from the Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line
I think she pretty much speaks for all of us when it comes to those early mornings filled with all the 'get ready for the day' madness!!!

So what does Back to School time mean for you?!

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 C4C103. Don't forget to head back to the C4C Blog and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too

Thanks for stoppin' in for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee!