Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! I'm so glad that you've been playing along with us in our very first Blog Hop! Hope you've been having a great time so far! Before visiting me, here at Skraptacular Designs, you should have already been to Paula, Nikki, and Line and seen all their fabulous creations, read about what they do during the summer AND left them some love by posting a comment on one of their blog entries. If you missed any of them...please go back and do so! You won't want to miss out on your chance at winning the Grand Prize once you've made it through our Hop!

During the summer, I absolutely love to spend every free chance I get hanging out with my family and friends! I enjoy inviting people over to our house for barbecues, WII tournaments, playing cards or just relaxing with a movie (even though I always end up falling asleep before it's over). When we aren't having loved ones over, you'll find me up in my office doing what I love to do...wasting time on the internet or stamping and creating projects to post on my blog. Included with this post are a couple of my summery creations that I've made. ENJOY!

Here is a little something extra...complete one of the challenges offered below and you'll be entered to win this fabulous prize: Create two of the challenges, you'll be entered twice. Create ALL three of the challenges and you'll be entered FOUR times to win this fabulous prize up for grabs...

FOUR Sugar Nellie stamps by Elisabeth Bell

1. Create a project using the following ingredients:

3 brads, eyelets or buttons
3 different pattern papers
glitter or some other sort of bling
2 stamped images

2. Create last week's Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: "Oh, for the Love of Chocolate!": You are free to create whatever you wish as long as you use some sort of stamping and include chocolate somewhere!

3. Create a card or project using this sketch:

You can NOT combine the above challenges! In order to be entered into the drawing more than once you MUST complete separate projects!

You will have until midnight May 31st, 2009 to complete your BONUS CHALLENGE project(s) in order to be entered into the drawing! Once you have completed your project(s) PLEASE leave a comment here AND send photos of your projects to me at Be sure to put BONUS CHALLENGE in the subject heading of your post to ensure I don't miss your entry.
Now that we've had a bit of time to chat and bond, it's time for you to move on and visit DONNA

Enjoy the rest of the Hop!

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue...

You guessed it! This week's challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is a wedding theme! Let me just tell you that this was the hardest challenge for me yet! I had high hopes and ambition that reached the sky about what I truly wanted to create BUT...nothing ever panned out the way I expected it to! Originally, I wanted to make a wedding invitation complete with the matching RSVP card and Thank You notes. On top of that...I was going to make wedding favors and centerpieces. Well, as you can see just didn't happen!

I'm disappointed that my original goal just never worked out but I guess that's how things go every now and then...

I apologize for such a poor photo...This entire card is shimmery and has lots of detail that you can't see in the photo. I tried the best I could to capture all the features of this card but no matter how I held the camera, what setting I put it on, or where I put the card to be photographed I just couldn't get a good shot.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blog Hop on Stamptacular Sunday Challenge...

Just thought I'd let you all know that the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog is hosting a Blog Hop on Sunday, May 31st from 6:00 AM until midnight Eastern Standard Time.

Hope you'll all join in the fun!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

"Oh, for the love of CHOCOLATE!"

What a super fun challenge i
t is this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Who doesn't love chocolate? I created the template for this jumbo candybar box-card myself and think it turned out pretty cute! The sentiment inside the card says, "Wishing you all the good things in life...friendship, happiness and chocolate!" PERFECT!

I definitely want to start making these a
s birthday cards for friends and family. Pretty simple, cheap and something different! What do you think?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pink, Green and Brown...

that's the challenge this week over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. This week the sponsor is Bearly Mine Designs...a wonderful place to buy Craft CD's jam-packed with tons of wonderful digi-papers. Oh, and I can tell you first hand how wonderful the papers are because Donna, the creator of Bearly Mine, was generous enough to give all of the Stamptacular Design Team members several designs to use on this week's challenge. Both of the pattern papers used on my card for this challenge are from Bearly Mine...fabulous, aren't they? It was so much fun using digi-papers for the first time ever...Thanks Donna!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Sketch

This week's challenge at the
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge was so much fun! I just love when I have a cool sketch to work from.

Here's my take on the sketch. Thanks for taking the time to come and visit me!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

"Mums, the word!"

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog the challenge is a tribute for all Mothers! The challenge was to create a project in honor of all the hard work, compassion and unconditional love that a MOM gives each day!

This week's sponsor of the challenge is Sketching Stamper and they were kind enough to allow each of the Design Team members use one of their floral digi-stamps for our project.

Anyways, here's what I came up with...