Saturday, October 31, 2009

Crazy 4 Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! The SPOOKTACULAR Vicki Garrett has challenged us to create a Halloween card to celebrate this fun and festive holiday!! We sure hope you'll play along with us and be sure to post your creation using Mr.Linky to the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog!! If you upload to SCS use Keyword C4C9!!

I decided to pull out my spooky Halloween set from Inkadinkado for this one!! These are such great stamps...I just love the flourish-y designs!!

I stamped my image with Black Craft ink and embossed with clear ep. I masked the moon and used sponges to create the sky. I used Lovely Lilac, Not quite Navy, Green Galore, So Saffron and Pumpkin. The fence and sentiment tab are both Sizzix dies.

Thanks you so much for stoppin' by my blog today! Be sure to head over to the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog to see what fabulous creations the other ladies came up with today!

Scroll a little further down to find out what's going on at Our Creative Corner!

OCC - Vintage Baby Card

We have a Vintage challenge today over at Our Creative Corner! The wonderful Lori Rider came up with this fabulous idea for her final challenge of the month!! Thanks, Lori...your challenges were awesome!!

I don't really do a whole lot of vintage so this was definitely a challenge for me! I immediately thought of this gorgeous paper from Wild Asparagus and the Baby Stamp Set from Simply Chic (Provo Craft)!

I opted to use Groovy Guava ans Soft Suede and then sponged with Bravo Burgundy. To stamp the dress I stamped onto my versamark pad then the burgandy pad and then embossed with clear ep. I used my aquapainter and reinkers to color the dress.

The crocheted flowers I've had a looong time (I guess they're vintage too!!) and I thought they'd be perfect for this card! I had some awesome crocheted lace taht I wantdd to use too but ut just didn't fit well anywhere!!

Head on over to Our Creative Corner to see all the other clever creations from the Uber Talented DT!! If you play along be sure to post your creation usong Mr. Linky and use Keyword OCCC when uploading to SCS!

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

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Crazy For Shapes - Here's To Good Friends

Our Crazy 4 Challenges Hostess, Ms. Vicki Garrett, challenged to use THREE different shapes on our card!

A good friend of mine is moving to Vancouver Island next week and we're getting together for a little Good-Bye Soiree on Saturday night...should include some great food, fine wine and plenty of love and laughter!! I created this card to accompany her gift which consists of a couple of books of hiking trails on the Island!

The card base is square, the main panel is a rectangle, there is an oval hiding behind that, and the sentiment is on a circle!

The main image is from My Favorite things - Girls Night Out...appropriate I thought!!

I used Rockabilly Specialty DP and the new black and white DP from the Mini (both SU!). I pieced the girls' outfits and colored everything else with Copics.

Well I think that just about covers it!! We'd love it if you'd play along, just be sure to post your creation to the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog using Mr.Linky and if you upload to SCS use Keyword C4C8!

Thanks for poppin' by and if you're up for another challenge just keep scrollin' down to see what the OCC has for you!

OCC - A Psycho Inspiration!

This week on Our Creative Corner, Lori Rider has challenged us to make a card inspired by a favorite horror or Halloween movie/story/book!

Well I started out by trying to think of a movie/book first but I just couldn't see how to put it onto a card! So then I decided to reverse my thinking and take a look at my stamps to see if any of them reminded me of a book or movie! I picked up this Haunted House stamp from SU! and was immediately reminded of the movie Psycho!

So then I wanted to make it obvious which movie was the inspiration for this card and thought a famous quote from the movie would do the trick!! I Googled it and theis is what I found!

I have to admit that this may very well be one of my FAVE Halloween cards ever!!! I really love the color I achieved by sponging Really Rust on Summer Sun Paper. The house is stamped in Black Craft Ink and embossed with Clear powder. I used sponges to create the bg! The black back panel is embossed with a Sizzix embossing Folder!

We would love to see what scary book or movie inspires you so be sure to link your creation back to Our Creative Corner using Mr.Linky and if you upload to SCS, use Keyword OCCC!
Thanks so much for stoppin' in for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hanna Fans Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! When I found out there was going to be a Blog Hop for all the Hanna fans I just had to play along!!
I decided to create a Thanksgiving card with my latest favorite Riley/Sophie image from Hanna Stamps! Aren't they the cutest?!!! The sketch is from the OCC Challenge a few weeks ago!

Thank you so much for hoppin' by! The next person on the list is Joy aka Daisyfreak so be sure to head over there! I was just on her blog and discovered that we have a few things in common including our taste in music and vampires!!

Here is the complete Blog Roll for the hop just in case some people weren't able to make it you can just carry on to the next one on the list!!

1. Frances
2. Cindy
3. Silke
4. Sandra
5. KelliJo
6. Mary
7. Gina
8. Jacquie
9. Kimberley S
10. Jen
11. Maria
12. Jackie
13. Joycelyn
14. Joy
15. Tracey
16. Sparks
17. Lorie
18. Tanya
19. Laurie
20. Bek
21. Janet
22. Kelly
23. Michele
24. Angela

Thanks again for stoppin' in!! I hope you're enjoying the hop...have a great night!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Doublicious Extravaganza- Stamping on CDs!

It's Stampalicous Monday over on the Totally Stampalicious Blog and this week we are offering TWICE the fun! Not only are we having a fun challenge with a fab prize we are also offering a Coupon Code for 10% off at the Totally Stampalicious Store!

Our challenge this week is to stamp on anything OTHER THAN PAPER!! That leaves the possibilities wide open...candles, CDs, Acetate, Ceramic Tiles, Boxes...basically anything that will hold ink!!

I stamped on a CD that I made for a gift set that I made for a friend of mine!

It worked really well, however I discovered on the first try that if you stamp too close to the center of th disc you may ruin least I think that's waht happened! This one worked perfectly!!

I made this cute case for it using the FAB Tutorial on SCS!!

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

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch Challenge!

Check out the WICKED AWESOME sketch from our Fab Hostess Vicki Garrett!!!

Now I know you're going to want to play along so make sure you head over the the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog and post your creation using Mr. Linky so we can all check it out! If you upload to SCS use Keyword C4C7!!

Here's my creation using High Hopes Stamps...I just love these Canadian characters!!

I used SU! dp from the new Mini...can't remember what it's called and I'm too lazy to go downstairs and look! Lol! I hand sewed little buttons to the snowflakes. The sentiment is computer generated and I added a maple leaf brad to the tag. Thanks for a great sketch, Vicki!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee and be sure to scroll down for another fantastic challenge from Our Creative Corner!

OCC - Color Challenge Christmas

Our October Hostess, Lori Rider ,has come up with a GORGEOUS color combination for us this week on Our Creative Corner!

We sure hope you'll play along and if you do be sure to post you creation on the OCC using Mr. Linky and if you upload to SCS use Keyword OCCC!

These colors inspired me to make a Christmas card! I pulled out this fun tree set from CTMH! The trees are embossed with Iridescent Ice.

I didn't use very much of the Soft Suede on this...just the tree bases, but at least there is some!!! Lol! I rarely use Handsome Hunter but I think I'll be pulling it out a lot more this season!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stampalicious Monday-Better Shape Up!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends! I had a wonderful weekend spent with friends and family...I really do have so much to be thankful for!

For those of you that may be wondering why I had no posts for the C4C and OCC challenges, it's because my computer had a major meltdown!! Fortunately, Becky's dad is a genius and was able to fix it AND save all my pics!!!

Now for the Stampalicious Monday challenge! This week we are asking you to create a card in any shape other than a square or rectangle! You can find all the details on the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

I used our Witchy Brawd...she really is 'totally witchin' in her glittery outfit! The card base is from a kit I got from CTMH!

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

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stampalicious Monday - Huge Sale!!!

It's a really Stampalicious Monday today!! We are having a HUGE sale over at the store so be sure to check it out!!! It all ends tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7PM EST!

Head on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see who won last weeks challenge contest!!

I created this card using our Rockin' Frawg! I used the music note image from this set to create the bg with versamark and clear ep!

Thanks for stoppin' by for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee and be sure to take advantage of the great savings over at Totally Stampalicious!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges- In Stitches...Hahaha!

The fabulous Vicki Garrett is our Hostess for the month of October over on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog! She has us 'In Stitches' this week...I figured I should make a funny card for this one!! I hand stitched the corners with embroidery thread and the felt ribbon I used has some stitching in it as well!

We also have a fabulous prize for this week from Stampotique Originals so be sure to play along and post your creation using Mr. Linky and if you upload to SCS use keyword C4C5!

Farmer Hawg is one of our new releases over at Totally Stampalicious...he's got all kinds of different sentiments to go in the sign he's holding up! I used a sponge to give him a nice harvest sunset background. I used Rust, Mustard, and Chocoalte chip cardstock and the dp is some old SU!!

Thanks for taking the time to pop by and be sure to scroll down to check out another fun challenge you can play along with today!!

OCC - Inspired Journal

Hiya! Lori Rider, our awesome Hostess for the month October, found some beautiful journals to inspire us! You can find them over at Our Creative Corner!
I was immediately inspired to alter my Husband's To Do Book (yes book, a list isn't big enough!)...something I've been meaning to do for a while!! He grabbed one of my Composition Books a few weeks ago and started a HUGE list of things that he wants to get done!! I'm so lucky to have the kind of guy that always 'gets it done'!! He is very handy and has done many renovations on our home!!

I had to keep it masculine AND practical...two things that can really dampen one's room for frills here!! I had some paper and fabric stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle and used them as my main source of decor for the book! The Quote is a sticker that I've had forEVER...I love it when I get the opportunity to use something that has been in my stash a while!!

Be sure to check out the source of inspiration over on the OCC Blog and be sure to play along! If you upload to SCS use keyword OCCC!

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