Monday, November 29, 2010

Woo Hoo...Anything Goes!!

It's time for another challenge from Totally Stampalicious and Anything Goes!!! How's that for a simple challenge. And here's a direct quote from the TS blog....
Now we expect to have quite a few players for this one...
but we've NEVER had 100 players or more! Soooo, if we go OVER the 100 player mark, we're going to give away a PRIZE valued at OVER $30!
  Now, how's that for a deal???
  For this one, I pulled out one of the new sets in the Bugaboo line from Totally Stampalicious. I colored the image with Copic markers. I stamped her twice, once on white and once on the dsp. I fussy cut the white layer and placed her over the other to match the tiny details on her outline that I couldn't cut out. Added some tiny half-pearls for her earrings. 
The dsp is from BoBunny and is part of the incredible bargains I got at Priceless, the LSS, on Black Friday. That's the only place I went on Friday as I don't like crowds and lines well enough to do the whole shopping thing. I just hung out there all day and played with new toys among some of my favorite people! Trish had these awesome paper packs for $11.99. Each pack included 50 sheets of Bo Bunny papers, most of them double sided and some doilies with cute edges, two sheets of chipboard, two sheets of rub-ons, a shaped book kit, and a package of buttons or bling!!! I guess I did do some Christmas shopping because I bought several of them!! I used one of the doilies and coordinating papers to make this card. I cut the doily so it covered most of the card with a right angle in the corner.
The sentiment was added by using a scalloped oval punch on a scrap of card stock that was folded in half. I didn't insert the paper all the way into the punch, meaning I left the folded edge partially unpunched. That gave me a flap under which I could hide the second half of the sentiment.
I'm pretty happy with this. After I made it, Bonnie and I were running around the whole store coming up with ideas for using some of those other oddly shaped papers that we never knew what to do with! Great...something new to collect!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Black Friday creations....frosty

When I got to Priceless on Friday (the LSS) she had just gotten in some wonderful new papers and accessories from Bo Bunny and it was love at first sight!!! The line is called Midnight Frost and I immediately snatched up the 6x6 pad, bling, stamps, brads, and some other goodies to match. The top layer is stamped up with blue chalk inks and silver embossing powder using the stamps. The sentiment is also stamped, but I used a recently purchased set from Close to My Heart. Ribbon is May Arts. And lookie!!!! I even finished the inside!!!

Thanks for stopping in today. Off to play with the grandbaby and Play-doh!! Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Something to warm you up!

I attempted something a little different for this week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious to make a card or project with the theme of a hot cuppa.... I used an older set from Totally Stampalicious, but one of my favorites...Coffee Brawd. I used the digi version to print the images on computer printer iron-on transfer sheets that I picked up at one of the craft stores. It really worked pretty well! The images transferred easily and colored up nicely with Copic markers. The only glitch I had was forgetting to reverse the sentiment image when I printed it. It was easy enough to trace over the outline with a black Copic and then color in the other side. Since the Copic color is visible on the reverse side anyway, it really didn't matter.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Release Blog Hop


It's that time again!!!
Welcome to the FIFTH STOP of the November Release Blog Hop!! The hop begins at the Totally Stampalicious blog if you want to start from the beginning. There is a line-up posted below to make sure you don't miss any of the design team's creative talents. We have FOUR New Sets from the Bugaboo Line by the incredibly talented Jodie Mackerell, owner/artist of Bugaboo Digi Stamps!
All 4 Fabulous new stamps sets are available NOW at Totally Stampalicious!!

So are you ready to get HOPPIN'?
As always, we've got some great PRIZES to give away! Be sure to leave comments on all the Design Team's posts and maybe YOU could be a winner of one of these AWESOME PRIZES!!
1st Prize - All 4 New Stamp Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd, 4th and 5th Prizes - $5 Gift Certicate

Here's a peek at a creation using the new Old Truck Gus set. 

I decided that Old Gus wouldn't be driving around in a shiny old truck, so I added some rust spots to his ride. The image colored with Copic markers. I used a combination of images to create my background and sponged everything up to age it.

My second project for the hop is this card made with the Stella Cupcake set, only in this case she has a cup of coffee. There are actually two images with this sets and plenty of sassy sentiments to go with both of them. 
For this one I used some Bo Bunny papers to paper piece some coffee mugs from the Coffee Brawd set, a TS classic in my opinion!! The image is again colored with Copic markers. Can you see her glittery accents and the sparkly steam on the coffee cups?

Now it's time to HOP on over to Laurie's blog, On the Bright Side, and see what AMAZING creation she has come up with for us!

And here is the entire Blog Hop line-up just in case there are any hiccups along the way!!

Totally Stampalicious
Joanne Grzelak - The Inky Ocean Gazer
Cindy Haffner's Corner 

 Monique - For The Love of Paper 
 Lynnor - Just Add Glitter
  Laurie - On the Bright Side
 Becky - Stampin' For Fun
 Patricia - Stamping With Kokirose
  Joycelyn - Stamps 'n' Coffee
 Vicki - Summerthyme Studio
 Stacy - Twinshappy
Sue - Coffestamper (SCS Gallery)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Picking up the pieces...

Seems like that's what we've been doing around here for the past week. We woke up a week ago today to the tragic news of the loss of five neighborhood children in a horrible house fire. The children ranged in age from 6 to 15 and the oldest three went to the school where I teach. The oldest boy was in the classroom next to mine and had been with that teacher for three years, so it was especially hard on that teacher who is also one of my dearest friends. Yesterday, we attended the memorial service and cried yet again. The mother and father of these children lost all of their babies and I can't imagine how they will find the strength to go on. The family will need the support of many for a along time to come to survive this tragedy so if you find it in your heart to send some extra prayers to the Jordan family, I know it will be greatly appreciated!!
With things being such a mess here this past week, I am a little late getting my card posted for this week's challenge for Totally Stampalicious. The challenge this week was paper piecing and I just don't use this technique nearly enough! I used Shopping Cart Stella for my card and some new papers from Basic Gray. Had to fussy cut the layer around my Nestie label as the next size was just too large for my liking. The layout is from one of the sketches I spotted this week out there in blogland and I'm sorry to say I can't remember which one. But rest assured...the layout is scraplifted!! The ribbon is some new stuff that just hit the shelves at the LSS, Priceless Scrapbooks. It's from May Arts and has such a gorgeous shimmer to it and makes perfect bows!! Comes in like a kagillion fabo colors, too and I had to have every single one!!!
There is also going to be a new release this Thursday with a blog hop to celebrate. Join us at 9 pm Thursday for some fantastic eye candy from the design team and some fabulous prizes from Totally Stampalicous!!! The new release will feature four more new sets of Bugaboo images available in acrylic for the first time! These are some of the cutest sets yet, so be sure to stop back in for the blog hop!! See you there!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monochromatic Blue Challenge

Wow!! I actually got a card done for this week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious and got it uploaded in the same week! This week's challenge is to make a monochromatic card in blues. I used Let It Snow Stella for my card from the Bugaboo line. The card stock is Pacific Point and Neehah super smooth white. DSP is from a Tim Holtz stack I picked up at Micheal's on the clearance rack. I used Copic markers to color the image and added some stickles and glittery flocking. I used a a sketch from I (heart) to Stamp for the layout.
There is some exciting things happening at Totally Stampalicious and you can get all the details on their blog but I will tell you that they are looking for guest designers and you could be one of them. For more information on how to apply for a guest designer position, just go to the TS blog and read up on the details. There is more excitement to come, too! We will be having a new release blog hop in the near future with some super cute new images for the Bugaboo line! Be sure to check back for more details!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Purple and Teal Magnolia

This is a card I made just because I wanted to!! I don't get to do this very often. I picked up these papers at a sale at Priceless over the summer and just built my card around them. The image is one of my neglected Magnolia images that had never seen ink. Thanks for stopping in!!