Sunday, April 26, 2009

"Charmed, I'm sure!"

This week's Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is called, "Charmed, I'm sure!" The requirements were that you had to inc
lude at least one charm on your project. This was a tough one for me! I had NO clue what in the world to do with a charm or how to include it onto my card. I'm not completely satisfied with the final result and am really contemplating on tearing the card apart and starting over. Who knows what I'll end up doing but for it is!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I just love Precious Moments!

These images are just that..."PRECIOUS"! When I was a teenager I started collecting the actual figurines but then, as I got older I discovered that I am not really a knick-knack fan! I am just not a collector of things that just sit around my house and collect dust... Now, don't get me wrong, I do still think they are absolutely adorable but have discovered that they use to make Precious Moments rubber stamps! I sure do wish I could find a ton of them to add to my collection without having to pay the unbelievably outrageous price that they sell for on e-bay! Good grief!

Anyways, I have a couple of them and decided to make a Get Well Card with one of them...

I created the image with a 3-D effect. I popped up several different areas of the image and really like how it turned out! I wanted to use ribbon this card but really didn't have any that matched so I thought and thought about what other embellishments I could use on this card and came up with absolutely nothing. Suddenly, I noticed an empty tape runner on the side of my desk and realized that the rolled up spool, that use to contain the sticky stuff for a tape runner, was actually crystal clear and not sticky at all! So, I decided to cut a section off and see if I could turn it into ribbon. Guess what? It works and I love how it looks! You can even stamp on it with Staz-On!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Black and White + ONE

The theme for this week's Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is "Black and White + ONE". The requirements are that you are only allowed to use black, white and one other color for the project that you create. Oh, and you also MUST use some form of stamping somewhere on your project! If you know me at all you KNOW that I absolutely love working with black and white so this challenge was right up my alley! However, I also tried to make it a bit challenging for me so I used the color RED. Anyone who knows me also knows that I absolutely HATE the color red! So...this was quite the challenge! I decided to make something decorative, other than just a card, that I could send a cocoa packet in. Here's what I came up with. It's a little box about 1/4" in depth that has a card inside with a hot cocoa packet adhered to the back...Sorry about the poor photos!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

This is for the Birds!"

This week's challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog is called "This is for the Birds!" For the challenge you are required to create a project that incorporates at least ONE bird, and, of course, stamping!

If you know me at all you know that I haven't been a lover of any of the bird stamps that have come out so this challenge was quite the challenge for me!

Anyways, this is what I came up with! I'm fairly happy with the final results and think it looks much better in real life than it does here in this photo. I clear heat embossed the flowers on the Cancer Cannot poem and for some added dimension I heat embossed the birds and cut each one out so I could pop them up off of the card.

Thanks for taking the time to look...

Sunday, April 5, 2009


are always exciting! And...I can tell you, today's debut of the new Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog is no exception! The Design Team and I have been working really hard, over the past several weeks, to make sure everything was in place so that today was just PERFECT for all our visitors!

This week's challenge is called "New Beginnings" in honor of our brand new challenge blog. We have tons of exciting, unique and fun challenges planned and I'm sure there's something to peak the interest of EVERYONE! So, please, check out our challenges every week! Each Sunday, at 6:00 AM (EST) we will post a new challenge for the week. The rules are simple...follow the theme provided, create an ORIGINAL project made specifically for our challenge, post it on your blog with a link back to our blog, leave a comment with a direct link to your blog to make it easy for us to find you AND make sure you use some sort of stamping on your project!'s that easy! Once you've followed all the rules, you'll be entered into a random drawing to win a fabulous prize!

Don't forget, if you enter at least THREE times during any given month you'll be entered into the contest to be our Guest Designer for a month! As a winner, you'll receive an award banner to post on your blog letting all your friends know you've won AND you'll be invited to be a featured designer on our blog for an entire month! Now...who wouldn't want that?

Anyways...enough of the boring stuff...

Because today is our special debut, we've planned several fun activities for anyone to participate in throughout the day. sure to check out our blog often today, participate in the fun and you could be the instant winner of a fabulous prize!

Hope you'll join us for our weekly fun! Can't wait to get to know you and see what you create!

Here's my submission for today's challenge: New Beginnings

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Blog Candy Give-Away!

I have had a bit of time to blog hop today and thought I'd share with all of you the wonderful Blog Candy Give-Away that I came across.

Lis-Trations Art and Design Company are giving away the Spring Elisabeth Bell collection and a signed 9x12 print from either the Sweet Art Colour or Sweet Art Ebony series! What a fabulous prize to win!

Good luck!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

The wait and suspense is almost over! Only two more days until the debut of the Stamptacular Sunday Challenges begin!

It seems like forever ago the announcement to find the PERFECT Design Team was posted and now...the fun is just around the corner! We have tons of fun and unique challenges planned and hope that our challenge blog becomes one of the most successful on the internet.

There's guaranteed to be a favorite challenge for everyone...all are welcome to participate no matter what your creative level is! The only stipulations to play along are that you MUST use some type of stamping on each project you create and your submissions MUST be original and specifically designed just for our challenge!

It all begins on April 5th, 2009 at 6:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, so please check us out at and join us for our first challenge! In honor of our new adventure, we'll also have lots of other fun and prizes going on throughout the day too! So, be sure to stop back often to help us celebrate our "New Beginning" and to ensure you don't miss out on any of the activities!

Can't wait to meet you!