Saturday, July 31, 2010

TS-Bugaboo Stamp Storage!

Hello again, this is a Poptart box I altered to hold my Totally Stampalicious/Bugaboo stamps in style!

It's also my last project for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges! WooHoo I finished them all, in 21 cards/projects! This is #21, for DTGD10debbiedee, Alter Ego!

Isn't it stylish! The black on the dp is actually velvet, well it feels like velvet! lol

I cut the Poptart box to 3-5/8". Then I covered around the sides and a 1/4" or so over the bottom. The top flaps were made with the Label #5 nestie. I used the second to largest die. I cut 4 from purely pomegrante, and then sponged the edges. Then I scored then in half and folded them over the edges, attaching the flap inside with score tape.

To finish is off I just use glue dots to attach a black satin bow, which for some reason looks a little wonky in the photos!

I didn't take a photo of it, but I covered the bottom with a piece of black card stock so it looked neat.

This is one of 3 Poptarts boxes that came in a larger pkg. I'm going to cover them all and even decorated, they still fit in the larger box. I'll post a picture when I get it all done!

Thanks for stopping by,

Floral, Feminine & Funny!

Happy Saturday Everyone, I made this for 2 challenge, the DTGD10Edna15, floral, feminine & flirty and the F4A23 side swiped.

The sentiment is a new stamp from Riley and Company, called "I'll have..." I'm sure we've all felt like that at some point!!! lol I stamped it in brown & cut it out with the Label #11.

I made the flower with some lace I bought at the Dollarama. I just ran a needle and thread thru one edge to gather it. It's the same lace along the bottom.

The leaves were made with the sizzix leafy branch die.

The sentiment is popped up, and I added so gems to balance it out!

I only have one more project to post & I completed all the DTGD10 challenges!!!!

Have a Great Day, I'll be be in a bit!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Relaxing in the Garden!

Hello again, this is the new 'Under the Tree Riley' and 'Don't miss out' sentiment from Riley and Company!

I stamped Riley onto white and coloured with copics. He's under a faux birch tree that has light pink pearl blossoms!

I used this weeks sketch challenge SC291, and the DTGD10melmel, how does your garden grow!

The card base is black, my last piece, good thing I'm picking up my new order tonight, then a layer of white. All the dp is from Amanda Blu.

Stamps: Under the Tree Riley, Sentiment
Paper: black, white, Amanda Blu dp
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: copics, lg oval punch, fiskar edge punch, taffeta ribbon, pearls, dimensionals

Have a Great Day!

Jack's 6th Birthday!

Happy Friday Everyone! Last week my Nephew Jack turned 6, and this is the card and tag/bookmark I made for his birthday! Jack is really into tranformers, and tis set I have called Gizmos & Gears from Lizzie Anne Designs reminds me of tranformers!

I combined 3 challenges for this one,
DTGD10kmahany, anything but average
DTGD10tayloredexpressions, sketch
TLC282, tilt card

The card is 5"x5", card base is black with a layer of real red, edges sponged. The top panel is silver embossed with the diamond plate EF.

I stamped the robots and gears onto black with versamrk, and embossed with silver embossing powder. The top gear and bottom gear on the white panel tilt!

I also made a tag for a little treat bag I put together for him, it can be used as a bookmark after! The little letters are metal and I've had them in my stash forever! I got them at a $ store. They looked more like brass, so I covered them with a permanent silver marker. I attached them with score tape, so I hope they'll stay in place!
I'll be back with more later,
Have a Great Day!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Riley, Riley, Riley!

Hello again, Does Riley look like the cool dude on the beach! I made this for 2 challenges,

SC290 sketch challenge
DTGD10KimHughes, colour on colour

I stamped Beachball Riley, a new release from Riley and Company, onto white 3 times. He's coloured with copics, and I added lemon copic atyou spica to his glasses. Then I matted them with black & so saffron.

The card base is so saffron, and I stamped it with a beachball in matching ink!

Thanks for stopping by, I only have 3 more challenges left for the DTGD10 and I'm done, woohoo!!!!

Speedy's Challenge #13, Masculine, faux, woodgrain!

Hello, I combined 3 challenges for this one,

Speedy's Friends #13 masculine
DTGD10justwritedesigns01, just faux you
WT281 wonderful woodgrain

The card base is old olive edges sponged. The faux woodgrain is chocolate chip embossed with the distressed strips EF and then I rubbed the chocolate chip ink pad across it and sponged the edges.

The faux leather is creamy caramel, edges distressed, then I crumpled the whole thing up. It's rubbed with creamy caramel and more mustard ink. I also added faux stitching with a fine tip marker. The faux brads are 1/4" circles covered with crystal effects.

I used a pinking circles nestie in so saffron for the focal area, edges sponged. I stamped this with the grass from Inspired by nature. The bullrushes were made using the slot punch.

The frog/toad is from a Mark's Finest Papers set called "Speedy the cats Friends" I stamped him on wite and coloured with copics. He's popped up.

Have a Great day!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Girlfriends & Wine!

Hi again! I have another card to show you today, I can't believe how well this turned out!

I made this for the DTGD10tiffguam, Birthdays: All Shapes & Sizes

I got this bottle templete free from Milkwood Designs. I printed it on bravo burgundy and then sponged the edges and the rounded lips at the top with matching ink, it helps give it dimension.

The cork is creamy caramel stamped with the itty bitty bgs, and edges sponged.

The label is white, off stamped with the french script in Tim Holtz antique linen. I made the little label at the top the same but stamped it with one of the sentiments.

The main image and sentiment are from Totally Stampalicious, they are Bugaboo images that are now available as clear stamps. This set is called Cafe Scarlette. I coloured her with copics. and popped it up!

Hope you're having a Great Day!

MMTPT104, We'll Show Moe!

Hello I made this for 2 challenges. The first Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday challenge MMTPT104, you can find the whole story if you follow the link!

To make a long story short, our mission was to teach Moe some speed by making a speedy card! I must admit that is the biggest challenge for me! No layer, no nothing!!!!! okay I admit, I usually follow rules, but I cheated a little by adding ribbon and the tinyest of gems...I may have to go in thru the back door!!!

This cow was desgined by Heather Rolin and was in her set A Lil' Behind, when she had her own company H&M Stamps.

I stamped him onto white cardstock. I coloured them with copics. I finished them off with the forbidden ribbon & gem!

I'll be sending these to Destination Station #104, you can find all the details there!

I also made this for the DTGD10SweetMissDaisy, keepin' It Rural

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

RILEY1410, Summer Fun with Riley!

Hello, it's time for another Riley and Company Design Team Challenge! This week Frances is challenging us to make a Summer Themed card or project!

My Daughter needed a card for 2 of her friends (twins) that both got a soccer scholarship to a University in Louisiana! I didn't get much notice, so I combined the Summer Fun challenge with Soccer Riley!

So as I mentioned this is Soccer Riley. I googled the University's team colours and since they were purple and white, I used lovely lilac, with black & white.

I stamped Soccer Riley twice and coloured them with copics. It's not the best picture, the colours are a bit washed out, but the grass was sponged in with certainly celery and I sponged blue around the edges. This is matted on a rectangle scallop nestie and popped up.

This is a wiper card, and you can find a great tutorial here at SCS.

The card base is black, white a layer of white and then lovely lilac embossed with the Stars embossing folder by Crafts-Too.

I finished it off with ribbon!

I hope you can play along with us, what better reason to ink up those Riley stamps! Make sure to head on over to the Riley and Company Blog to upload your creation to Mr. Linky. If you upload to any forums, please include the keyword RILEY1410.

Thanks for stopping by!


SFYTT, I down ??? to Go!

Hello, well that feels good, I have my first Christmas card for 2010 done!

This is an image from Amber Ink, called Tis the season to be pretty! Amber Ink is this weeks Sponsor of SFYTT (Sketch For You To Try) and this is my entry! I loved this sketch.

I coloured the girl with copics, but her skirt is paper pieced. I paper pieced the tree and added another piece on the bottom to mak it longer. It's hard to see in the photo, but I added glitter to the star and the tops of her boots. I shaded the background a bit by keeping the oval nestie on and sponging in Tim Holtz antique linen. The oval is popped up.

The card base is real red, all the dp is from a Daisy D's pad.

It's finished off with red satin ribbon and filigree brads with red crystal brads in the centers.

This also fits the DTGD10BevMom02, winter wonderland!

Have a Great Day!

Monday, July 26, 2010

TSMONDAY, Happy Birthday!

Hello, time for another Totally Stampalicious Monday challenge! This weeks challenge is to create a Birthday card! That's easy! If you play along, please make sure to link your creation on the Totally Stampalicious Blog. This weeks winner is going to get a surprise prize!

This is Stella Birthday, I coloured her with copics. The sentiment is from the Old Brawd set.

The card base is dusty durango, with a layer of Basic Grey marrakech dp. The circle is baja breeze cut with the largest circle nestie. It's stamped with the weathered bg stamp in the baja ink and the edges are sponged. Then I embossed it with the Happy Birthday EF.

The strip was made with the EK dinosaur punch and I added blue bayou ribbon.

Don't forget to check out the big SUMMER SALE!

The main image panel is poppped up.

I also used these DTGD10 challenge:
DTGD10 AmberDawn02 sketch
DTGD10joanervin orange you wonderful

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pretty Package for a Movie Pass!

Hello, I made this for 3 of the DTGD10 challenges.

DTGD10suzannejdean, at the movies
DTGD10Toy, pretty package
DTGD10debdeb, all stitched up

The theme going to the movies reminded me of popcorn, and I love going to the movies and thought this would make a great gift idea. I put a movie gift card inside!

The popcorn bowl and stamp are from Amber Ink. The company is not quite a week old, and she has some great stuff over there! I used the digi image from the set called Hope, popcorn & wine!

I made the popcorn bowl large and printed it onto white and red dp.

I coloured the popcorn in with copics and I also used a galaxy milky white marker which kinda gave it some texture! I paper pieced the bowl and sewed around the edges.

To make the gift card holder, you need a piece of cardstock 4.25" x 11" score at 4", 5.5" & 7".

You can find a great picture tutorial here on Jen Marie's Blog.

Have a Great Day,

Friday, July 23, 2010


Hi Everyone, thanks so much for playing in our Blog Hop, and I can't thank you enough for all the wonderful comments you left!

The Lucky winner from my Blog is Tanja! who said 'Lovely cards, especially the wagon card. Also yesterday's "window" sneak treat is fab!'

Tanja please email me at and let me know which Riley stamp you would like and your mailing info so we can get that out to you asap!

Thanks everyone,
Have a Great weekend

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Riley July Blog Hop!

WooHoo! Party Time! If you've been enjoying all the sneak peeks of the latest Riley release, and thinking "hey I want that stamp" well they are now available for purchase at Riley and Company!

But first make sure to visit all the Design Team Members Blogs, and leave a comment for your chance to win a new Riley! All comments left before Friday July 23, at 10 pm est will be entered for a chance to win!

For my first card, I used the new Beachball Riley, but today he's a she! Yep it's so easy to turn Riley into Sophie. I just stamped him onto white, and using my fine tip marker, made a cute top with a ruffle on the bottom!

The card base is black, with a layer of regal rose embossed with the d'vine swirl EF, edges sponged. The top panel is dp. And the border is made with an EK punch and black glitter paper!

Beachball Riley/Sophie was stamped on white, cut out and added to a very vanilla oval. Her shorts and top are paper pieced. The beachball is covered with crystal effects and the glasses with a copic atyou spica. The starfish at the top was made with an EK punch.

I also used these DTGD challenges:
DTGD10justwritedesigns02 sketch
DTGD10BevMom TV Dinner

This is the new Wagon Riley. He's so cute. I stamped him onto white and coloured him with copics. Then I cut out the image.

The card base is chocolate chip, with a layer of basic grey dp-mellow. The main panel is a mega curved rectangle nestie. The grass and sky are both basic grey dps. The flowers were made with the MS edge punch. I also punch a red piece and cut out the flowers. The centers are gems. The sun was made with the inverted scallop nestie and a circle punch.

I popped Wagon Riley up on dimensionals.

I also used these DTGD challenges:
DTGD10notimetostamp passion for pattern
DTGD10gbedwright strut ur stuff

This card was made using the new Sailboat Riley! I stamped him onto white and coloured with copics and then paper pieced his sail and the water. The main image was cut with the circle nesties and backed with an inverted scallop circle nestie.

The card base is so saffron and then a layer of SU welcome neighbour dp. The white panel is embossed with the heart EF from the love language set.

I popped up the main image panel, and finished it off with the hearts, and a tiny heart gem on the mast.

Please make sure to visit all the Design Teams Blogs for your chance to win, plus we love to here what you think! Your next stop is the fabulous Cindy Haffner!

Here's the complete Blog Hop list in case you get lost!

Tanya at Riley and Company!

Laurie - you are here!

I also used these DTGD challenges:
DTGD10leighobrien sketch
DTGD10DeborahLynneS a piece offering
and this weeks Teapot challenge MMTPT103

Thanks for hopping by, and good luck!

Riley Sneak Peek Day 4, Window Treat Bag!

Hello, Sorry I'm late today. To be honest I wasn't real happy with my project for today and was hoping to have time to change it but unfortunately I will be posting the original! There really isn't anything wrong with it, I just think the bag I used is too big for the stamp and I was hoping to redo it on a smaller one.

This is the new Window Riley, which will be released tonight at Riley and Company. Make sure to join us for some fun, lots more samples and chances to win prizes! The blog Hop starts tonight, Thursday July 22, 10 pm est.

Please note: the new stamps will be available for purchase at Riley and Company when the Blog Hop starts.

So for todays project, I stamped the Window Riley onto white & coloured with copics. I used a kraft knife to cut around Riley and the window opening.

I cut the white piece to fit on the front, then measured the the window opening, and cut an opening in the white piece measuring 1-1/16" x 1-3/16". I placed this in position of the bag and marked where to cut it. Then I attached a piece of acetate over the opening of the bag.

I finished the white piece by embossing it with the distressed stripes embossing folder. Then it was sponged with Tim Holtz antique linen ink.
I attached Windowbox Riley all around the inside edges, and put dimensionals behind the shutters to pop them up a bit.

To finish it, I folded the bag top down. Then covered with a piece of bermuda bay, with a scallop edge made with an EK punch, and edges sponged. I used the cropodile to make the holes to thread the ribbon thru!

Wouldn't this be cool filled with baked goods! gee I wish I had some baked goods now! lol

Please make sure to come back tonight for the Blog Hop, 10 pm est. I believe you will have until Friday July 23 in the evening to leave a comment on tonights Blog Hop post and still have a chance to win!
Til then, I hope you're having a great day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Riley Sneak Peek Day3!

and only One day away from the New Release and Riley and Company Blog Hop!

This is Seaside Sophie, isn't she the cutest, I love her hat and sunglasses!

This card also fits 2 of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges,
DTGD10StamperSharon - sketch
DTGD10peanutbee - girls, girls, girls and gingham

I stamped Sophie on white and coloured with copics. I added a bit of sparkle to her sunglasses and the flower with the blossom copic atyou spica. This panel is popped up.

The card base is pink pirouette, and the dp is from Daisy D`s Maybe Baby Valentine pad. The white trim was made with a MS edge punch.

It`s finished off with sheer pink ribbon that has a bit of sparkle too!

Make sure to visit the other Designers Blogs for more peeks, and come back tomorrow (Thurs July 22) for the Blog Hop, there will be prizes!

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Riley Sneak Peek Day 2!

Hi Everyone, time for more sneak peeks! These new stamps from Riley and Company are so much fun to use! I combined both of todays cards with the Dare to Get Dirty challenges again.

The first one above, is Under the Tree Riley, and he was the perfect image to use with
DTGD10rainy - sketch challenge
DTGD10JeanneS - coloure challenge red, yellow, green
DTGD10flowergal36 - winged things

I stamped Riley onto white and coloured him with copics. The butterfly was also coloured with lemon copics atyou spica.

The card base is riding hood red, with a layer of white embossed with the new SU square lattice EF, edges sponges with with so saffron.

The yellow panel is so saffron embossed with the Crafts-too butterflies EF, edges sponged. The green strip is wild wasabi edges sponged. The butterflies are from the MS punch. I sponged them a little and added gems to the centers.

The sentiment is also a new stamp being released this month. I popped it up.
For this card, I used Picnic Riley. CAS cards are definitely a challenge for me, I had to fight the urge to add more! lol

I used the DTGD10rsalamon = embrace the white space for this one.

The card base is riding hood red, with a layer of white embossed with the swiss dot embossing folder.

The image was stamped with memento tuxedo black, and coloured with copics. I backed this with the red and popped it up. It's finished off with gingham ribbon.

Make sure to check out the other Design Team members blogs for lots of peeks. You can find links to all the blogs on the right hand side bar.

The Blog Hop and release will be this Thursday July 22, at 10 pm est!

Have a Great Day!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Riley Sneak Peak Day 1, Bouncing By To Say Hi!

Woow Hoo! The new Riley's are Here...well the Sneak Peeks. The new stamps will be available to all at Riley and Company on Thursday July 22. Isn't this the cutest stamp?

To make this, I used the Dare To Get Dirty challenge DTGD10AmberDawn01 - in touch with texture and the Teapot Tueday Challenge MMTPT102. Okay so maybe not a manly sport, but I plan on sending this to the Teapot Tuesday Destination Station, a young boy battling cancer, so this seemed the perfect thing to bring a smile!

I stamped Bouncy Ball Riley 3 times and coloured him with copics. I matted each of these with real red.

The card base is brilliant blue, with a layer of white embossed with the Spots & Dots embossing folder. Then I ran my summer sun ink pad over it.

The sentiment was computer generated, I cut it apart and backed it with brilliant blue. These are popped up.

I finished it off with some ribbon!

All the Design Team Members will be showing Sneak Peeks this week starting today Monday July 19, and then on Thursday we will have a Blog Hop, with Prizes to be won, and the new stamps will then be available for purchase at Riley and Company.

Stamps: Bouncy Ball Riley
Paper: brilliant blue, real red, white
Ink: memento tuxedo black, summer sun
Accessories: copics, spots & dots EF, ribbon, dimensionals

Have A Great Day!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

TSMONDAY, Best Friend!

Hello, happy Monday! It's time for the Totally Stampalicious Monday challenge, and this weeks challenge is to make a card or project for a Best Friend!

I combined that with 2 of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges taking place this week at SCS.
DTGD10craftycaro, all that glitters and
DTGD10AmberDawn01, in touch with texture

The image is Cafe Scarlette, she's a Bugaboo image, available now at Totally Stampalicious in clear stamp form! I stamped her onto white and coloured with copics. You can't see in in the pic, but I added black copic atyou spica to her shoes & the top of her handbag, so they have some glitter. I also added a little gem to the handbag. I matted it with a long scallop rectangle nestie.

The squares were made with the 1.25" square punch and the square scallop punch. The shoe and cocktail glass are both EK punches. For the drink, I punch one from acetate and one from vellum. Then I put red stickles inbetween and glued them together with the swizzle stick, also from the cocktail punch. For the handbag, I used a SU punch...I think it's called convex, it's retired. The glittery flap was made with the end of the modern label punch and I added a gem.

I needed the whole sentiment to fit into this same size square, so although this sentiment is included in the set, for this one I printed it on the computer to fit! I unerlined it with black & red gems.

The card base is black, with a layer of real red embossed with a new EF called Kassie's brocade. All the panels are popped up, and I finished it off with black satin ribbon and a button!

Everyone is Welcome to play along in the challenge, even if you don't own any Totally Stampalicious stamps yet! Please upload your creation to Mr. Linky on the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Since this is a New Totally Stampalicious Stamp, I figured I'd show it now too! This is Morning Margaret, she is a Bugaboo image now available as a clear stamp at Totally Stampalicious.

I made this for the Dare to get dirty sketch challenge DTGD10blondie090277, and the C4C46, to use buttons, well I only used one, I hope that counts!

I coloured Margaret with copics, and added dp as the table cloth. I love this sentiment, I feel like that alot! lol

The card base is kiwi kiss with a layer of textured white and then all the other dp is from the Basic Grey Olivia pad.

I finished it off with a button and some bakers twine and some brads. The image panel is popped up.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Leave A Message Please, I'm Busy!

The Dare to Get Dirty challenges are in full swing over at SCS, and I couldn't wait to join it! I made this for DTGD10kittie747, Lost and Found. Okay so maybe I wouldn't have thrown this acrylic photo frame out, I would have donated it, but instead I altered it! Now it's a message center, cause sometimes you need a night out with the girls with no interuptions!

This fabulous image is aFREE digi available at Amber Ink. She has several Digi's up right now, and Tuesday July 20, is the Grand Opening of her Store, with Stamps, Digi's and more, I can't wait!

For this, I made a mat for inside the frame with dp from Memory Keepers called Girls night out-on the rocks. I backed this with kiwi kiss. Then I used the MS grass punch for the bottom and sponged the grass edges. Then I slipped this into the frame.

I made a little holder for the post-it note pad with black cs and punched the edge with the scallop punch. The pencil is sort of a lost & found item too, I think it's from Ikea!

The images I used are from a set called Hope, Popcorn and Wine. I coloured the Girl and wine bottle with copics, and cut them out. I positioned the girl in the grass then punched a smaller strip of grass and popped it up with dimensionals. Then wine bottle is glued onto this piece. The flowers were made with the bitty SU flower punch and I added gems to the centers.

Stamps: Amber Ink Digi - Hope, popcorn and wine
Paper: kiwi kiss melon mambo, yoyo yellow, white, black, Memory Keepers girls night out-on the rocks
Ink: kiwi kiss
Accessories: copics, scallop edge punch, MS grass punch, bitty flower punch, gems, ribbon, dimensionals, acrylic photo frame, post it notes, pencil

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Totally Stampalicious July Blog Hop!

It's time for another NEW RELEASE from Totally Stampalicious and we are soooo EXCITED to share ANOTHER FOUR NEW BUGABOO Stamp Sets!!


What better way to celebrate this exciting new release than with a FABULOUS and FUN BLOG HOP!? The only thing that could make it even MORE FUN is to add some PRIZES to the mix!!
As usual, we will select THREE winners randomly from THREE randomly selected DT blogs so be sure to comment on all of them to increase your chances to win!!

My first card was made with the New Cafe Scarlette! I cracked up when I saw this sentiment, and she comes with a few others! I thought she looked so posh, so this is my posh girly version!

Scarlette was stamped onto white and coloured with copics. I rounded the corners and then matted it on a mega scallop rectangle nestie.

The card base is black, with a layer of dp and a pretty in pink strip embossed with the swiss dot EF. I used a EK edge punch on the black strip, added some gems and the pretty in pink taffeta ribbon.

The sentiments were stamped and punched with the small oval punch. I matted them with black using the large oval punch in a unique way so that the border was smaller. I'll have to show somes picks of it in a fews days!

The second card was made using the New Sweet Birthday Kids! This is only one of the kids, and one of the sentiments. I also used sketch challenge SC288 to help me out with this one!

I stamped the image onto white 2 times, and coloured with copics. The I cut one whole image and one set of balloons.

The card base is tempting turquoise with a layer of retired dp. The square is gable green and white stamped with gable green dots. The circle is apricot appeal, edges sponged. The little girl is popped up.

The sentiment is cut with the word window, matted with the modern label and attached to the balloons. Then I popped this up too!

Lastly we have the New Red Hat Stella! I stamped Stella onto white and coloured with copics. I originally cut her out with a circle nestie and then decided to sponge the edges! This went horribly wrong, so I had to cut Stella out and put her on a new circle, she's popped up.

I think I might get me a big hat! lol This is only one of the sentiments in this set. To balance it out, I added 3 flowers made with a Marvy punch.

Stickles were added to the flower centers, and Stella's bracelets and earrings.

Hope you're enjoying the hop! Next up is the talented Melissa!

Thanks for joining us on our latest Blog Hop!!! Don't forget to comment for your chance to win some REALLY AWESOME PRIZES!! You have until Friday July 16, 9:00 pm to post a comment and be entered to win!

and just incase you've come in along the way, here's a list of all the participants!

Totally Stampalicious
Stacy - Twinshappy
Vicki - Summerthyme Studio
Joycelyn - Stamps 'n' Coffee
Patricia - Stamping with Kokirose
Rebeccah- Stampin' FOr Fun
Laurie - On the Bright Side that's me!
Melissa - My Paper Obsession
Lynnor - Just Add Glitter
Cindy - Cindy Haffner's Corner
Sue - Coffestamper SCS Gallery

Have a Great Day, and Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

RILEY1310, Cut it Out and Pop it Up!

Hello, time for another Riley and Company Challenge! This weeks challenge RILEY1310, is hosted by the Fabulously talented Cindy Haffner! Cindy has challenged us to cut it out and pop it up! That is one of my favorite things to do, I love the dimension it adds.

It's been so hot here, and last week we had record breaking temperatures, so Hammock Riley seemed to fit the occasion!

I stamped Hammock Riley onto white 2 times with memento tuxedo black, and coloured him in with copics. I made a mask by stamping the image onto regular copy paper, cutting it out and covering the image. Then I sponged in the sky, sand and sun.

Riley's head, and the tops of the 2 palm trees are popped up!

I've had these shell like buttons in my stash for a while, I found them at Dollarama. You never know what you're going to find at those $ stores!

I hope you can play along with us! Once you have created your card/project go to the Riley and Company Blog and place a comment with a link to your card/project so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY1310. We can't wait to see what you create!

You can find more creations for this challenge by clicking on the links to the Riley and Company Design Team on the right sidebar.

News: Sneak Peeks for Riley and Company begin Monday July 19, with a Blog Hop Thursday July 22, 10 pm est, and Release of the New Summertime Fun immediately after!

Stamps: Hammock Riley
Paper: brilliant blue, white, DCWV summer stack
Ink: memento tuxedo black, creamy caramel, soft sky, so saffron
Accessories: copics, Nestie label #8, Nestie label #7, ribbon, shell buttons, twine, dimensionals, sponges

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

TSMONDAY, A Splash of Red!

Hello, well we made it thru the heat of last week, and it's another Totally Stampalicious Monday! This weeks challenge is to make something with a splash of red!

Today I'm using JJ Pregnant, and she's looking chic in her leopard print maternity top!

I also used the the SC287 sketch challenge.

The card base is creamy caramel, edges sponged. The strip down the side is red, I used a MS heart edge punch on it, and sponged the edges. Then a panel of leopard print matted with black.

JJ pregnant is a Bugaboo image now available as a clear stamp at Totally Stampalicious. I coloured her with copics and paper pieced her top. She's popped up, and so is the heart, which has a sentiment from the JJ set.

Please join us in this weeks challenge, and upload your creation to Mr. Linky on the Totally Stampalicious Blog. You could be the next lucky winner!

More great news, Totally Stampalicious is releasing more of the Fabulous images from Jodi Mackrell of Bugaboo stamps this week & the Big Sale Continues!

Please join us for our New Release and Blog Hop this Thursday July 15, at 9:00 pm est!

Have a Great Week!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Book Easel Card for a Special Teacher!

It is HOT HOT HOT here, and I think it's affecting my mojo, so today I'm going to show you something a made a little bit ago and hadn't posted yet!

I made this Book Easel card for one of our Favorite Teachers at my Daughter's School. She was my older Daughter Rachel's basketball Coach and she taught Olivia in Kindergarten and Grade One. Olivia loves her, and she's definitely one of those teachers that will often be mentioned as The Teacher who made a difference! Unfortunately due to dropping #'s in enrollment, she will be teaching at a new school come September, and it will be a huge loss for our school! I really wanted to make her something special, and this card seemed to fit!

One of my favorite blogs to visit is Valita's Designs and Fresh Folds, and that's where I found the Book Easel card. She even has a video tutorial! Check out her blog for lots of cool techniques and ideas.

The base is real red with a layer of so saffron, and then dp I found that I thought was cool because it said Grade One on it. Unfortunately most of it is covered...oh well!

The worm is a Snag;em stamp from Michaels, and I found the apple stamp in the $1.50 (Cdn) section at Michaels. Both images were coloured with copics.

I put crystal effects on the worms glasses and the read part of the apple.

On the inside, and made the apple core with heart punches.

The last pic is a side shot, and it folds down to fit in a 5.5 x 4.25 envelope!

Next up is a quick card I made for a friend of the Family.

He just finished Highschool and is off to College in September.

I looked up his school colours online, and found they were Black white and purple.

The card base is black with a layer of white and a layer of dp from the Memory Keepers - Teen Angst pad.

The sentiment is from an old SU set, All Year Cheer 1. They look kinda blue in the photo, but the stars and elegant eggplant.

I was thinking while making this that those star punches are soooo handy, and can be used for almost any occasion! I'm glas I got them when I did.

I'm thinking this is going to be one of those posts where I either have too much space between paragraphs or too little, so I apoligize now, I can't figure out how to change it! Well I can change it, in the draft section but when I press publish I never know whats going to happen!!!

Have a Great Day, and stay cool!

Monday, July 5, 2010

TLC280, Teapot & Posies!

Hello, I just wanted to share the little gift I made for my friend Sandee's Birthday! Sandee just recently started selling Tea, and when I saw this Teapot available at My Time Made Easy, I knew it would be perfect.

I also used todays TLC280, paper posies to help decorate the Teapot. The flower was made with 8 circle scallops punched out of white. Then I lightly sponged the the edges with groovy guava. Then I spritzed them with water and crumpled them up. Then I flattened them out, stacked them and added a brad in the center.

The swirls and leaves and wild wasabi, edges sponged. The leaves were made with a large Fiskars mint punch and I cut them down a bit to make them smaller.

Well the Teapot was easy to put together, but this is one case where a thinner cardstock (not stampin up) would have worked even better!

I made the sentiment on the front with the Vintage labels set, and dimensionals! The 3x3 card was made to match, and I filled the Teapot with biscotti!

Have a Great Day!

TSMONDAY, Chocolate is Food Right?

Hello, this weeks TSMONDAY challenge at Totally Stampalicious is FOOD! Chocolate is one of my favorite foods, I'm an addict, trying to quit but I must admit I have trouble staying on the wagon! lol

Ok so this week I used the new JJ Pregnant, she`s one of the new Bugaboo images now available as a clear stamp at Totally Stampalicious. I stamped her onto white and coloured with copics. Her dress is a scrap piece of dp.

I backed the tag with tempting turquiose. The sentiment is from the same set, and I punched it with the SU oval & oval scallop punches. I added a eyelet to the top and attached it with ribbons.

I bought this baby bottle at the $ store and filled it with cookies and cream kisses! Yep they`re yummy!

Totally Stampalicious is having SUMMER SALE check it out!

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #10, Die Cuts!

Hello out there, ok I was a few minutes late posting last weeks Speedy the Cats Friends challenge, so I made sure to do this weeks early! This was made for this weeks Speedy challenge #10, use die cuts!

I used my brand new set I won from Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Challenge #7, called Flourishes and Frames. I believe it is part of next months release.

I love die cuts, and I love using them to add dimension.

My card base is soft sky, edges sponged lightly and then a layer of very vanilla embossed with the Victoria embossing folder.

The biggest die cut is made with the Spellbinders eyelets pendant. I sponged the edges and added little gold flat back beads. This layer is popped up.

I stamped the frame with versamark onto vanilla and embossed with gold powder. I know my circle is a little out of whack! I cut this piece out with a circle nestie on the outside and inside to create a window.

The sentiment was also embossed in gold and I popped up the frame around it!

Stamps: Flourishes and Frame
Paper: soft sky, very vanilla
Ink: versamark, soft sky
Accessories: eyelet pendant, gold EP, circle nesties, victoria EF, dimensionals, gold flat back beads, ribbon

Have a Great Day!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #9, Flowers!

OMG! I'm really pushing this, but I made this for the Speedy's Friends Challenge #9 on the Marks Finest Papers Blog. This weeks challenge was to use 3 or more flowers!

It has been a crazy week with Grads and Birthdays and last minute notice on things so I hope I'm in time!

I made this for my Step Daughter's 20th Birthday.

I used the Speedy the cats Friends set. I stamped the cat in memento tuxedo black and lightly shaded with copic C-1 and C-3.

The card base is rich razzleberry with a layer of pale plum and then a layer of the cottage wall dp.

The flowers were made with Marvy flower punches, and I added a flat back pearl to the centers. The sentiment is from a new set soon to be released at Marks Finest Papers called Flourish and Frame.

The tiny butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.

Have a Great Weekend!