Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SC248 Don't Make Me...New Release

Here's another peek at one of the new sets that were released today at Totally Stampalicious...I just love this's totally something I would say!!!

I used today's Sketch Challenge...thanks Paula and Roxie!! I love playing in the challenges...I just wish I made more time for them!!

I colored the images with Copics and stamped the bg with the stars in the set with Saffron! I used my Fiskars corner punch and added a few brads...voila!!

Thanks so much for poppin' by and I'd love to hear what you think of our latest characters!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

TSMONDAY2 Manly Gratitude - New Release!

We have TWO brand new Stamp Sets available today at Totally Stampalicious!! I created this card for the Stampalicious Monday Challenge which you can find on the TS Blog! We are giving away a $25 GC to one lucky player this week so make sure you check it out!

I used our brand new Farmer Hawg!! I love him!! He has several fun sentiments that fit right inside his sign...this particular one makes me giggle!!

I colored him with Copics and sponged in the sky! The sign is popped up on dimension. The bg panels are cuttled with the wood lookin' EF and I purposely placed them askew to mimic the look of fence board. Tied on a little rafia and put in a few nails and called it done!!

Thanks so much for poppin' in and checkin' out my card! I sure hope you like our new releases as much as I do!!

MTSC41 I Don't Have A Problem...

Happy Tuesday! I'm home from my awesome Mini Vacation to my parents place in Saskatchewan and I was very eager to get into my Happy Place and create a card!! It wasn't too bad though because while I was at my parents, I got to sneak away for a while to chat and do a little coloring with Ms. Cindy Haffner!! We had such a great visit!!! Thanks Cindy!

As if that wasn't enough, I got some FABULOUS Happy Mail from Sue aka Perk aka Coffeestamper! She sent me a gorgeous card, some fun images that I don't have AND a VERY cool Coffee Stamp Set! I used it to create this card for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge! What a great source of inspiration...thanks Mercy!

HA!! I LOVE this sassy!!! The patterned papers are form CTMH and the CS is from SU! The button and celery ribbon are also from SU!

Thanks so much for taking the time to pop by and I hope you'll visit me again soon! I'll be posting a little later on today to announce the new releases coming from Totally Stampalicious!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Crazy For Challenges Sketch - Spooky Hanna!

It's week 4 of Sketches from the incredible Cindy Haffner! (who I'm probably going to be hangin' out with today... YAY me!!) You can get all the deets and see the FABULOUS samples from the team on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog!! Every week I am absolutely DAZZLED by what they come up with!!

I decided to make a Halloween card using this awesome little chica from the Goth Hanna set! I LOVE this whole set...there are so many fun accessories to play with!! On this card though, I chose to ink up one of my fave Inkadinkado stamps and make a batty background for the sassy dominatrix! The 'Spooky' sentiment is a Snag 'Em stamp from Imaginisce.

I used orchid opulence, and green galore...the perfect halloween combo!! I added some black tulle ribbon, a few bat brads, and punched my corners with a Fiskers corner punch!

We'd sure love it if you'd play along with us! Be sure to post your card using Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog and if upload to SCS use Keyword C4C4!!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee! Keep scrollin' down to find another great challenge for today!!!

OCC Monochromatic Challenge!

Dana Grothaus has given us yet another fantastic challenge for Our Creative Corner! You'll want to head over there to see all the other AMAZING creations from the talented OCC DT!!

We are going MONOCHROMATIC today, meaning using different shades of one color! We can use neutrals as well such as Black, White, Vanilla, or Kraft!

Isn't this image sweet? It's from the Childhood Portraits set from CTMH! The sentiment is from Treasures...also CTMH!

I thought I'd go with yellows to represent 'sunshine'! I used saffron and mustard with some sponging to get 3 different shades. I suppose in true Monochromatic style the images should have been stamped in the yellow but I really prefer the silhouette look so I hope that's OK!!

I hope you'll play along with us today! Be sure to post your creation to The OCC Blog using Mr. Linky and if you upload to SCS use Keyword OCCC!

Thanks for stoppin' by!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 40!

I'm so happy I got to play along with Mercy's Sketch Challenge this week!! Hopefully this is the first of many!!
I decided to make another Humorous Birthday card to go along with the Stampalicious Monday Challenge as well!

I got this set from SU! a while back and this is the first time it's seen any ink!! I just love the characters in this set!! I figured he needed some plaid shorts, but now that I look at him, what I really think he needs is some black socks!! Doh!! Oh time!!

I used Garden Green, Bordering Blue and SU! dp. The old guy is colored with copics! I opted for a little piercing as well...that's something I always admire in other cards but never remember to do it on my own!

Anyhoo, I 've had a great day of stamping and now it's time for my kiddos to get home and then I'm off to work!!
Thanks for a great sketch, Mercy!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Introducing Stampalicous Mondays!

We are making Mondays just a little bit better! Every Monday you can head on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog and see what's going on! We might be offering an AWESOME promotion at the store, or we might have a challenge for you to do with a VERY cool prize!

This week the challenge is to create a Humorous Birthday card and the prize is a $25 TS Gift Certificate!! Cool huh?! Head on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog for all the deets!

Here's my sample using our Old Brawd!

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

Saturday, September 19, 2009

C4C - Sketch Challenge - Birthday Gift Set!

It's time for another FABULOUS sketch from the Oh So Talented Cindy Haffner (who I get to see next weekend *bragging*) who is our hostess this month for the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog! Check it out!

Yesterday was my sweet daughter's 7th Birthday! She love's Flopsey and her fave colors are pink and green right now! It made making her card pretty easy!! She is the epitome of a 'girly girl' ...all ribbons and bling and bows!!

I found this cute box at the $ Store and figured it would come in handy!! As it turns out, it was the perfect gift box for her brand new iPod! She LOVED her card and gift!
I hope you'll play along with us and be sure to link back to the C4C Blog and if you upload to SCS be sure to use keyword C4C3!

Scroll down a little to find another great challenge to play with!! Thanks for stoppin' by!

OCC Color Challenge - Think Pink...

...and Brown! Dana Grothaus has given Our Creative Corner a fabulous color challenge this week!! Check it out!!

I finally came to the conclusion that I would NOT be running in The Run For The Cure this year as I just couldn't add one more thing to my plate right now! I will, however, be making a donation and I figured what better way to send it than in a fun card?!

Hawt Dawg, from Totally Stampalicious, is a sensitive, caring Hound! He really wants to show his support for Breasts...particularly when it comes to saving them!! ;) So he is sporting his fave pink shirt and wearing his Pink Support Ribbon!

The Think Pink Heart is from the Breast Cancer Hanna Set!!!

I used Melon Mambo, pretty in pink, and cocoa dp! Hawt Dawg is colored with Copics!

Thanks for stoppin' by today and we hope you'll play along with us over at the OCC, just remeber to use Mr.Linky to post your creation and if you upload to SCS use keyword OCCC!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

You're How Old?

That's Gotta Hurt! (sentiment inside)

I like to think I have a good sense of humor and therefore I think that the cards I give out should reflect that about me! This Old Brawd here shares my love of wit and sarcasm and it shows!! You can find her and some of her other sassy friends at Totally Stampalicious!

I love this new DP from SU!! I think it makes for a pretty nice outfit as well! I layered with Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry CS!

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

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hawt Dawg!!! One more day...

Only one more day to go until the Totally Stampalicious store will be open for business!! Actually, the store will be open by MIDNIGHT tonight EST!! I'm going to be posting some more pics on the Totally Stampalicious blog a little later as well so be sure to check those out!

Here's a sneak peek of our Hawt Dawg!! He's just so handsome...and I think he kinda knows it!!! I just love his confidence!!

Thanks for all the kind and encouraging words that both Becky and I have been receiving regarding our new venture!! We are very excited but a little nervous too and you all have been so amazing in reassuring us!!! THANK YOU!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges Sketch

It's week 2 of Cindy Haffner's Sketches over at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog and this week she's created a great one with unlimited options! I love the four panels behind the main let's me show off some great dp's!!

It's also time for another sneak peek from Totally Stampalicious! We will be opening our store on Tuesday, Sept. 15 so be sure to head over and check out the new line of fun and sassy stamps we've created for you!

This is our Rockin' Frawg! He is actually a boy frog but I decided to make him a 'her' so I added some eye lashes and a little lipstick!! I think she's rather pretty!!! Lol!!

We at Crazy 4 Challenges would love if you'd play along with us! Remember to add your creation to the blog using Mr. Linky and if you upload to SCS use keyword C4C2!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee and be sure to scroll down to find another fun challenge for today!!

OCC Fall Challenge

Happy Fall Y'all!!! Well it's not quite Fall yet, but judging by our weather here you'd think it was!! We've had some pretty frosty mornings!! Brrr!! I really do LOVE this time of year!!
Dana Grothaus has challenged us to make a Fall card this week! You can use fall colors, stamps...whatever reminds of Autumn!! If you decide to play along with the OCC today, be sure to post your creation on the OCC Blog and if you upload to SCS use keyword OCCC!

Now here is my sample for this challenge!

I really don't have a whole lot of Autumn stamps, so I decided to go with a "Thankful" theme and used Fall colors!

Thanks for taking the time to stop in for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

One More Sneak Peek!!

My neighbor asked me to make him a gift box for a friend of his using our new Road Hawg from Totally Stampalicious!! Just in case you haven't heard, we'll be opening up our Brand New On-Line Store on Tuesday Sept. 15th so be sure check it out!

I decided to stamp the images directly onto the box as opposed to using paper and mod podge! I like the result I get even though the ink has a tendency to get a little smudgy in places (don't look too close at "Real Canadian"!)

I used the new SU Glorious and Free set to accent our Canadian Biker! The Hawg, Leaf and sentiments are all stamped with Staz-On and he is colored with SU markers! I sponged the edges with creamy caramel and then used an Acrylic spray to seal it! The wood isn't perfectly level so when I stamped the Hawg, the center didn't stamp, but I simply repositioned the stamp (very carefully) and flipped the lid over to press UP on the inside of it!! Worked like a charm!!

Hopefully my neighbor likes it enough to want to give it to his friend! I'm not sure what he's putting in it though!

Thanks again for poppin' by to check out the Totally Stampalicious sneaky peekies!! I sure hope you like what you're seeing and I'd love to hear what you think!!

Sneak Peek from Our Brand New Company!

I am so, so excited to finally be able to announce to everyone our brand new stamp company, Totally Stampalicious! Our store will be open on Tuesday Sept. 15 and we sure hope you'll come by to see us!

You can find a little more information about us on the Totally Stampalicious Blog as well!

Now let's get down to the good stuff! Here is one of our new characters, Hawt Dawg! Isn't he the coolest?! When Becky and I were discussing our potential stamp sets we knew we wanted funny, sarcastic, witty sentiments to go along with our cool characters! I sure hope you will like them too!

I've been wanting to make one of these Tri-Shutter cards for a long time and I thought it would be a perfect way to showcase this combination of stamps!

Here is the front!

The Back!

And the whole thing!

I think my sister needs this one for her office!!!

Thank you so much for stoppin' by today! I can't tell you how much Becky and I have been looking forward to this!! I would LOVE to hear what you think and I hope you'll come back to see what else we have in store for you! You can also check out the Blogs of the talented ladies that are helping us with this release! You'll find the links on the right sidebar!

Happy Friday Everyone and don't forget I'll have details on TWO AWESOME challenges tomorrow!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Get This Image for FREE!

Yep! You read that right!! You can get this sweet new image for FREE from the incredibly talented and generous Lori Boyd! You can find all the info on her blog, but hurry because she's only offering it for ONE week!! Pretty cool huh? I think this little Ballet Mouse is absolutely adorable and I sure had fun creating with her!!

I used some Tulle Ribbon that I've been hoarding for a while and used it to give some texture to her tutu. I decided to keep the sketch simple to maintain the focus on the image! My Daughter is CRAZY about this one!!!

Thank you, Lori, for sharing this sweet image with us! I look forward to seeing what else you come up with in the future and I wish the very best with this endeavor!!

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

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We Are Crazy 4 Challenges!!

Well it's the last Long Weekend of the summer and for those of you that plan on spending it stamping I have great news for you!! I know of TWO great challenges from TWO different blogs!!
Today is the opening day for the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and the Amazing Cindy Haffner has brought us a really fun Sketch Challenge to play with!


Bella Blinkie with Border

On the 1st Saturday of the month one person who participates in the challenge will receive a prize. This week's prize will be presented by Stamping Bella and will be a $25 gift certificate.

Here is my take on Cindy's sketch!

I just love this MamaBella! I decided to use some fresh and vibrant colors for this one, including Bermuda Bay and Kiwi Kiss! The DP is My Minds Eye and the flowers are from SU!s Pretties kit!

I sure hope you'll play along with us! Be sure to post your creations on the C4C Blog using Mr. Linky and if you upload your card to SCS use Keyword C4C1!!

Now onto the next challenge!

OCC Stars and Stripes Rockstar Hanna!

Check out what the OCC has going on today:

We have some new Design Team Members to introduce to you today!! Now when you visit the OCC you will be able to view the incredible talents of:
Dana Grothaus
Lori Rider
Linda Coughlin
Cindy Burgess
Wendy Janson
Melissa Young

as well as

Jenny Gropp
Loretta Lock
Silke Ledlow
Jennifer Meyer
and, of course, me!!!

Since this is Labor Day weekend, Dana Grothaus thought it would be fitting to have a challenge using Stars & Stripes. Your card can be patriotic if you like, but it's not necessary. Just so you include both stars and stripes in some manner. We can't wait to see what you create! Have fun!

Here is my challenge card!

I decided to use the new Rubber Rockstar Hannna from Hanna Stamps! My paper is that Pirate Princess stuff from Rusty Pickle! Iused Pink Piroutte and black cardstock, and colored Hanna with a mix of COpics and SU Markers! I also used my glitter pen to accent her hair, guitar and outfit!

Be sure to post your creation to the OCC using Mr.Linky and if you upload to SCS use Keyword OCCC
Thanks so much for stoppin by for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee! I hope everyone has a fantastic Long Weekend!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Announcing A Brand New Challenge Blog!

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to tell you about a Brand Spankin' New Blog that will be offering up AMAZING new challenges every SATURDAY! Three of my very favorite Stampin' People - Vicki, Frances, and Cindy, have created Crazy 4 Challenges and I was lucky enough to have been invited to be a part of the design team!!! Be sure to check in on Saturday Sept. 5 to see what Cindy has in store for you! We will also have some samples from the C4C Design Team, and what an awesome team it is (if I do say so myself!) Check it out:
Barbara Anders
Cindy Haffner's Corner
Frances Byrne
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Lori Boyd
Lynda Benden
Mercy Kerin
Robin Willis
Vicki Garrett

It is truly an honor to be a part of this INCREDIBLE team!!

So now onto my little project here! A lady that I have recently gotten to know just had surgery on her leg and I wanted to give her a little 'Get Well Soon' gift! This is the gift bag I made to put the gift in!

I believe it's called a Genie Bag and there is a tutorial for it on SCS in the Resources Section although I didn't use the tutorial because I was too lazy to go upstairs to my computer LOL!!! I would have added a link but the Resources section isn't working right now...sorry! I simply cut the lunch bag down to the size I needed and then cut my dp to fit. That sweet little Chick and sentiment are from C.C Designs and the dp is My Minds Eye!!

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