28 December 2011

Scavenger Hunt at The Crafter's Cafe

Funky Floral from Floppy Latte Designs

If it's challenges, games or prizes you seek,
stop in and visit our Open House all week!
We're having a party you won't want to miss
and one of our games goes just like this!

Look high and look low all around our fun site
to find this cute picture before Monday night.
When you find where it's hiding,
let us know you were there
but here in this thread
you don't want to share.

Post a comment at the page
this picture was found
and the prizes from Floppy Latte
will surely abound!
If you're having trouble and need a clue
I'll tell you exactly what to do.
Click on the menu across the top row
and finding the picture will be easy, I know.

There are lot of things to do and see
and I'm just so glad you could join me
for this party all week
from TCC Team
and our sponsors and hosts
all for YOU it would seem!

27 December 2011

Open House at The Crafter's Cafe!!

We have thrown the doors wide open 
for our first ever 

We invite you to stop over to the Forum at
and play along for a chance to win ALL KINDS of fantastic prizes!!

We're having a DAILY DOOR PRIZE
all you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to WIN!!

We're handing out TOKENS just for playing
and the more tokens you can collect,
the better your chances to WIN a super CANDY prize!!

We're calling out BINGO words every day 
for a chance to win MORE prizes!!

We're hosting several different challenges, 
all with different sponsors!!

And there's a FUN Word Scramble Game 
and more games and events planned ALL WEEK!!!

It's a great way to get away from all the Holiday chaos
and spend some quality time with your online crafting buddies!

There's always a LIVE chat available, too!!

What are you waiting for?

Stop in to say "Hi" and check out all the F-U-N!!!

09 December 2011

Thrifty Christmas Blog Hop with the TSB Team!

Welcome to The Stamping Boutique’s
"Thrifty Christmas-Making Handmade Gifts" Blog Hop!!

We are very excited about the holidays and know for many money is tight this year, 
but that doesn't mean you cannot give great gifts! 
Our Elves, oh I mean design team, have been busy in their workshops coming up with 
some fabulous projects to help you with those last minute gift ideas. 
What better way to show you than to have a

You won’t want to miss this hop and because we know you are all busy 
getting all the preparations done for the holidays, this hop will run all weekend
The hop starts today, Friday December 9th @ 12:01 am (CST) 
and runs until Sunday December 11th @ 11:59 pm (CST).

If you have hopped over from Rhonda's Blog, then you are in the right place. 
If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, 
please go to Christy’s blog and follow along for a chance to win 
some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.
Including a SUPER Grand Prize: $25 in digis from TSB store!

Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from 
Be sure to visit all the design’s blogs and leave a comment (we will be checking). 

Each designer will be giving away (1) FREE image from our store 
to one random commenter.

Once you have finished the hop, make sure to leave a comment 
on The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog for your chance to win 
a $25 gift certificate for our store!!
Remember to be eligible for all prizes, 

Once again, my post is going up with no pictures!
Hooray... ***edited to add photos!!
Thank you for all who hopped early
and I'm sorry for the photo delay...

I have a Kodak Digital camera and every time I push the button to take a picture, it turns itself off and on and goes back to the "reset time and date" screen... has anyone else ever had this problem with a camera?

The battery is fully charged and I can't figure out how to fix it 
without taking it to an (expensive) camera shop!

The Kodak website was no help either...

It's too dark to use my cell phone tonite, so maybe, 
if the sun makes an appearance tomorrow, I can try that, 
but for now, I'm photo-free! 
Silly bugger turned right on this morning and I was able to snap a few shots
before it started the on-off-on-off game...

Maybe Santa will throw a new one under the tree this year! ;)

and the Drum from the "Santa's Visit" set from
to make this adorable gift for my Secret Santa at The Crafter's Cafe.
She has not received it yet, but I think she'll be happy when she does!

{at least I hope so!!}

Next stop by Ali's blog, to see what she has in store for you today.

And if you get lost along the way, here is the list:

06 December 2011

Taking a Stroll Down Memory Lane

Today, we are celebrating the end of our term on the DtsArt Design Team
by having a very special Blog Hop!

All along the Hop, you can collect a secret word!
After you visit each stop on the Hop,
unscramble the words you have collected to make a very special sentence.

My word is:

Send your answer to:
to be entered to win the Grand Prize:
Your choice of FIVE SVG's or FIVE digis or
any combination of FIVE DtsArt Products!

Also, just for leaving a comment today, you can be entered to win
your choice of the SVG cut file or the digi stamp
of the product I have used in today's project!

{insert photo here when camera cooperates}
sorry for the delay, over the past few weeks, I have had several problems with my camera and today, it just decided that it won't turn on at all... (?)

So, here are the SVG and Digi that you can enter to win:

Everyone on the team is offering a different prize!
Make sure you stop in to say "Hi" to all the talented DtsArt Team!

Make sure you leave a way to contact you in your comment.
The winner will be selected Monday, December 12th
and you'll have seven days to claim your prize!

Here is the list in case you get lost along the way:

What's Black and White and Red All Over?

Why, the newspaper, of course!!

Or, in my case, today, a Black and White
Non-traditional Christmas Card!

Today starts the newest bi-weekly challenge at

The challenge this week is to make a

Do you know how hard it is to make a Christmas card
with NO red and NO green?

I sure do hope you'll join us this week, 
because it truly is a CHALLENGING challenge! (-:

and a Poinsettia from Birds Cards that I cut with my Cricut.

The embossing folder is "Frosty" (I think??) from Sizzix.

While I'm almost finished with my Christmas cards for the season,
I'm getting really excited about the 

You can't even begin to imagine how many 
games and events we are planning for
  the week between Christmas and New Years...

and the prizes.... 

Our Design Team and our Sponsors have gone above and beyond
anything I could have ever expected and it is going to be one for the record books!

We just know that during Christmas break, you're going to NEED to get away
from all the Holiday chaos and I'm telling ya', this Open House
is going to be THE PLACE to be...

05 December 2011

Elf on the Shelf with AmberInk Blog Hop

Welcome to our Second Annual 
Amber Ink Holiday blog hop.

This year our alumni are tapping in to their inner elves 
for some fun and frolic.

We've made our list, but you'll probably want to check it twice.
Or check it thrice. 
We just don't know who'll be naughty or nice.

There are 23 commenting spots to be precise
And 23 prizes to help entice.

All you need to do is comment here and you'll be entered
for a chance to win the Elf on the Shelf image
that I used in today's card!!

I have used Elf on the Shelf Presenting
which you can find HERE at the AmberInk Shop
I also used Snowflake Lace AmberInk iPaper
for my background and to fill his suit.
And I just had to dress it up a little with a red bow
from the Perfect Package digi stamp set.

The stack of presents is from JLJ Designs
and can be found HERE in the Tidings of Christmas
Digital Scrapbooking Kit

So see those badges down below?
Roll the dice. Let elf magic flow…

Hop on Monday
Hop on Tuesday
Prizes on Wednesday

Every Torch Bearer in the Hop today
is giving away an AmberInk image at their blog
One Grand Prize winner will receive an Elf of the Shelf gift set, 
so be sure to visit every single elfin spot. 
The final list will be sent to Santa, 
so remember… 
the only person you are really competing with is your elf.

Thanks for coming. Now hop on!!!