Saturday, January 30, 2010

C4C22 Lollipop Valentine!

The wonderful Lori Boyd has one more fun challenge for the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog this month and today she has us creating with Lollipops!

I decided to take her challenge LITERALLY and use an actual lollipop on my card!!

You can't see it, but I wrapped some red ribbon around the sucker stick! I was happy to have the opportunity to use my new mini tag punch and's so cute!!!

Be sure to head on over to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and play along with us! Just remember to post your creation using Mr.Linky and if you upload to SCS use Keyword C4C22!

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

OCC - Musical Challenge!

Well it's my last week of hostessing for Our Creative Corner and I decided to make it about something I love...MUSIC!! I don't actually play any instruments but I almost always have music playing and...I'm also a total ROCKSTAR in my car!!! Lol!!
I hope you'll play along with us and leave your creation using Mr. Linky at the OCC Blog!

I used Rockin' Frawg from Totally Stampalicious!

I colored him with Copics and used him some Dazzling Diamonds on his Guitar and Stars!! The music note brads are a $ Store find!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by to check out my creation...I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine Swine!!

Hey there friends!! We are having another challenge WITH a PRIZE over at the Totally Stampalicious Blog!!
This week we're making Valentines!! I just love pulling out all my reds and pinks, hearts and lace! In this case...GLITTER!!!
I pulled out Farmer Hawg and his Brand New Sentiments for this fun and easy creation !!

I created the background with microfine glitter and Sookyung doublesided tape! I used my SU Hearts to punch the hearts out of the tape. Farmer Hawg is colored with Copics!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today and I sure hope you'll play along with us over at the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

C4C21 - Pretty In Pink

Dontcha just LOVE Saturdays?! For me it means I don't have to get up and make my kids' lunches!! Such a small task and yet I love when I don't have to do it!!
Anyway... I digress!

Lori Boyd
has another great challenge for all of us over at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog! As this is her Birthday month, she went with all of her favorites and this week, Lori chose her favorite color....PINK!! It happens to be one of my favorites as well!!

The Greeting Farm is also the Sponsor for the last two weeks of January so I thought I'd make a card using this sweet little image!!

I wanted to find a clever laundry related sentiment and came up with this one! I created it on my computer. Little Laundry Anya is colored with copics.

Be sure to link your creation back to the C4C Blog using Mr.Linky and if you upload to SCS use Keyword C4C21!!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by! Scroll down for another great challenge today!

OCC Sketch Challenge -40th Anniversary Card

Welcome to another Saturday Challenge from the Our Creative Corner! I am the January hostess and I thought we were good and ready for a sketch challenge!! Here's what I came up with!

We'd love it if you'd play along just be sure to leave a link to your creation wit Mr'Linky back at the OCC Blog and if you upload to SCS use keyword OCCC!

Now here's my take on the sketch!

One of my closest friends' parents are celebrating their 4oth Anniversary this weekend and this is the card I created in honor of their special day! I thought this sweet image from CTMH was perfect! I paired it with a sentiment from SU! and used some really old retired SU dp!

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

Monday, January 18, 2010

Stampalicious Farm Sale!

Howdy Y'all! It's Stampalicious Monday and this week we've got a great deal on our Farmer Hawg and the Brand Spankin' New Sentiment Set!! You can get the pair for one low price of $19.95 so head on over to the Totally Stampalicious Store to take advantage of this great deal!

We are also still giving away Free Digis with every stamp set! The best part about this is that you get to play with your new images while waiting for it to show up in the mail!! They are also easily resizable making them even MORE versatile!! So be sure to stop by the store to get your Free Digis today!!!

We have a challenge going on at the Totally Stampalicious Blog as well! Get 'Down On the Farm' and play along!!

Here is my sample using Farmer Hawg and one of the new sentiments!! I think this one I'll send to my Dad...I never send him cards and I think he'd probably LOVE a little happy mail!!

That fun plaid DP was in my scrap stash and I matched it with some Mustard and Suede cardstock! A little hardware and jute....annd DONE!! This creation was a 'quickie' as my DH was waiting for me to watch a movie!!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today and I hope you have an AWESOME Monday!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

C4C20 Sketch - Glam Kitty

Who's CRAZY for sketches?! Our wonderful Lori Boyd gave us this wonderful sketch to play with today!!
We also have a new sponsor this week at Crazy 4 Challenges! Be sure to post your creation using Mr.Linky and if you upload to SCS use Keyword C4C20!

The Greeting Farm

Here is my version of today's sketch! I used this gorgeous Kitty Cat ...a new release from Totally Stampalicious!

I colored her with Copics and used some CTMH patterned paper to dress her up and accessorize her!! I just love this SASSY!!!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by and be sure to scroll down for another fun challenge!

OCC - Blue and Green COlor Challenge!

Happy Saturday!! Welcome to another week of challenges from Our Creative Corner! Today we have a Color Challenge for you - Blues and Greens!! Use any shades you like!!

We also have a PRIZE to offer for one of our lucky players!! Totally Stampalicious will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate...and I happen to know that they just released TWO brand new stamp sets including some fun new sentiments for Farmer Hawg's Sign! *wink*

Here is my card for the challenge using one of the new sentiments with Farmer Hawg! The inside sentiment says 'Go Hawg Wild'!!

I colored him with Copics and popped up his sign! The bottom strip is punched with a MS Punch. The flower is denim that I inked with Not Quite Navy.

Thank you so much for stoppin' by, and as always, I'd love to hear what you think!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Totally Stampalicious NEW RELEASE!

It's finally here!!! RELEASE DAY!!!! Head on over to Totally Stampalicious to see WHAT's NEW!! You will also be happy to know that we are still offering 15% off of EVERY stamp set AND if that's not enough to entice you, we are also giving away the FREE DIGIS with every stamp set you purchase!! Pretty Cool HUH?

How would you like to try and WIN the new sets? Head on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog for all the details and they could be yours for FREE!

Now I am pleased to introduce you to a brand new character in the Totally Stampalicious line:

She is soooo glamorous, sexy, sassy and down right GORGEOUS! She's a lady of class and style and boy does she now how to shop!!

I thought such a SAVVY shopper deserved and SNAZZY purse so I created this one to go along with her! I got the tutorial for this sweet little bag from Inking Idaho's blog!

Now I know that this was just a little teaser so why don't you head on over to some of the DT's blogs and see what they've created with our new stamps sets!

Rebeccah Kuhne
Stacy Morgan
Lynnor Goodwyn
Cindy Haffner
Sue Titolo
Laurie Clout
Vicki Garret

I've got more in store for you tomorrow including a couple of challenges from Our Creative Corner and Crazy 4 Challenges so be sure to check back!

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

Monday, January 11, 2010

Stampalicious SALE and FREE Digis!

It's MONDAY!!!! And you KNOW what that means!!! All kinds of cool stuff going on over at the Totally Stampalicious Blog!!

1 - 15% Off EVERY Stamp Set at Totally Stampalicious (until Sun, Jan. 17)

2 - We are still offering the FREE Digi with the purchase of a stamp set

3 - Brand New RELEASES on Friday Jan 15

4 - A Chance to WIN the new sets on Friday (more details on release day)

5 - WIN a $100 Gift Certificate! We are getting closer to 200 Newsletter Subscribers so let all your friends know and YOU could be the next winner!

For those of you that are still on the fence about digis (I still am in some ways...I like to have stamps IN my hands!!!) is an example of one of the things you can do with a Digi Image!

Using Microsoft Word (or whatever software you're comforatable with) I shrunk Road Hawg down small enough to fit on the cover of this tiny Lip Balm Container (scroll down for more info on that). I printed him, along with the words, onto adhesive-backed label paper and punched it out with my circle punch!

As some of you may know, one of the best things about being on a motorcycle is feeling the wind in your face!! That sort of freedom comes with the cost of chapped lips (and cheeks too, but we're here to talk about the lips!!) I have several friends that are pretty serious about riding and I thought these would make a great gift for them!

This one here is for my pal, Monique (For the Love Of Paper)! She is a very talented crafter
as well so I wanted to make it 'SNAZZY'!!

I used the Peek-A-Boo Box from the SCS Tutorial which you can find here! It fits these little Lip Balms PERFECTLY!!

Here is the complete set with the card I made using Crafty Taglines from There She Goes!

Now onto the Lip Balm! I bought the Lip Balm Kit from My Favorite Things! There is a recipe you can get right on the site, however, I found it to be VERY waxy. I ended up adding more coconut oil, some olive oil, and shea butter to the recipe to get to a texture I was happy with!! I ended up with way more balm than I had containers for as well, of course, but I had several extra brad containers from CTMH, and although smaller, they worked very well.

This also qualifies for the 3-D Challenge over at Our Creative Corner!!

Well thanks so much for stoppin' in and don't forget to check out the sale at Totally Stampalicious!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

C4C19 - Lori's Birthday Challenge!

Hello Stamper Friends!! After a wee break from my craft room, I am happy to be back and creating!!
The amazing Lori Boyd has another great challenge for us today! In celebration of her special day, Lori has us making Birthday cards over at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog!

We'd love it if you could play along!! Just post your creation using Mr. Linky back at the C4C Blog and if you upload to SCS use Keyword C4C19

Our Sponsor for today (and last week) is Innovative Stamp Creations! If you haven't checked out their stamps before, please take a moment now...I promise you won't be disappointed!! Their stamps are high quality rubber and they are available in very affordable sheets!! (one of my fave ways to buy stamps as you get so much bang for your buck!)

The images on my creation are from Innovative Stamp Creations...aren't they BEAUTIFUL!!

These images are from the Minibook Series... I just love the clock and the flourish that I stamped behind it!!!

I used the swiss dot Cuttlebug folder on the two strips of burgandy in tribute to Lori's Polka Dot challenge that I missed, from last week!! The edges are sponged in caramel and then again with burgandy!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by for a peek at my card and don't forget to scroll down for another fun challenge!!

OCC- 3-D Challenge

Welcome to another challenge from Our Creative Corner! I am honored to be the hostess for the month of January...even though I missed out on playing in the first week due to an extended stay at my sister's! Anyway I'm here now and today's challenge was just what I needed to get back into the swing of crafting!!

My challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to make a 3-D project!! Anything goes...whether you make some sort of a box, alter an item...whatever!!! Just have fun!!

Please be sure to post your creation back at Our Creative Corner using Mr.Linky and if you upload to SCS use Keyword OCCC!

Here is my 3-D Project

I made a Chinese Take-Out box using a Coluzzle template. (yes I still use that very old fashioned tool and I LOVE it!!!) I filled the box with Hersheys Hugs and Kisses and made a little 3x3 card to go along with it!! One of my kids will get this for Valentines day!

The stamps are from Close To My Heart and the papers are from SU!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and I hope you'll play along with us!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Stampalicious Monday New Year Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year friends!!! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays...I know I did!! I took a little time away from stamping to really focus on time with my family and some relaxation!

I am happy to be back to a normal schedule and making time for my passion!! My first task was to come up with a challenge for Stampalicious Monday!! I thought it would be fun to ring in the New Year with a Sketch!!

Check it out!
Please feel free to play along! Just post your creation on the Totally Stampalicious Blog using Mr. Linky! If you upload to SCS use Keyword TSMONDAY11!
We also have all kinds of other stuff going on this month, including a New Release, so be sure to check back often!!!

Here's my take on the you can see, it's perfectly acceptable to change out the hearts and circle for whatever shape you'd like!!

I used our Rockin' Frawg on this creation!! I colored him and his guitar with Copics and then I covered it with Dazzling Diamonds. The dp is from SU! (retired I believe).

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!