28 February 2012

Thinking Spring with The Stamping Boutique

Good morning, bloggy friends!!
Today, a new challenge has started at The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog
and I have been waiting anxiously to share this card with you!
Image: Daisy Fairy, The Stamping Boutique
The theme for this week's challenge is: Shaped Cards.

I chose to use a scalloped circle shape, which I made from a template from the beautiful Melin of Paper Crafting World! What a terrific file this was to work with! She even included the butterflies, the scrolls, and a flower (which I switched out for daisies today!)... for only $2.50 for entire cutting file set, it's a GREAT deal!!

 Those little daisies made me a little nervous, too... the biggest one is .5", then they are incrementally smaller, down to .4" and .3"... I'm still using my Cricut "E" with MTC, and I was so afraid I'd end up with a mangled mess, but remarkably enough, they turned out pretty cute!

The yellow background paper is from K&Co.

What do you think of the "Daisy Fairy"?

She is one of the newest images in the shop at The Stamping Boutique and I love her!!
All the little "black-looking" dots in her dress are actually sparkles from Diamond Stickles, similar to those I used on the butterfly wings...

Something about this card just makes me feel very, very happy and hopeful...

I wanted to take just a second to give a shout out to my friend Jennifer Scull. She has personally received some terrible news from her doctor and is undergoing surgery preparation for next week! On top of that, the school shooting yesterday happened in Chardon, OH, which is where Jennifer lives. When I heard the news yesterday, I immediately thought of her, but thankfully her son was home for the day... but their little town is really struggling with the pain and heartbreak.... Jen, my friend, I am sending you all the positive energy I can spare to help hold you up through what has been a devastating week!!!


25 February 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs FIRST Rubber Stamp Release for 2012!

The BIG MOMENT has arrived... 
the one we have ALL BEEN WAITING  for... 
Fresh Brewed Designs FIRST Rubber Stamp Release for 2012!  
And we are celebrating with a three day hop, 
so you will have until February 27th to get in on the fun!
 If you are getting here from Celeste's Blog, then you are right on track. 
If not you will need to go back to the start of our hop at the blog of our very own 
Fresh Brewed Designs artist and designer, Heather
She also has a lot of fun and useful information for you 
that you will NOT want to miss! 
So be sure to go back and start there.

We have been so excited about sharing these new stamps with you! 
I chose to create with "Crafty Girl" for my project

Image: Crafty Girl Rubber Stamp,
Fresh Brewed Designs

I stamped "Crafty Girl" on white tissue paper and 
colored her with Copics. Then transferred her onto this 4" pillar candle.
It's a technique I've seen many times and wanted to give it a try.
Next time, I'll choose to color with bolder colors
so my image looks a little stronger.
In real life, she's clear and bright, 
but it's hard to take a flat picture of a round candle!

Heather is having a special deal on the NEW stamps 
and other goodies for this release. 
You can get this special package for $20
That is a savings of $10!!! 
You can only get this package for this price during the hop 
{ last day is Feb. 27th}
Find out more about this deal in the shop HERE

It is now time for you to hop on over to the next hop stop 
at my friend Rhonda's blog
I am sure you are very eager and excited to see what she has created!
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Have a very HAPPY day!

24 February 2012

Glammin It Up, Jellypark Style

The Jellypark Team has really rolled out the red carpet this week!

Unless you've been living under a rock, by now you know that the Oscars are this weekend!

All the glitz and glam of Hollywood!!
MY favorite part of the Oscars? 
The Monday after, when they make all the "Best and Worst" Dressed lists!

But in order to make those lists, the ladies and gents
have to get ready for showtime, right?

Well, Claire has created two great new images
that are timed perfectly for this weekend.

I chose to work with the Girlie Dressing Table!

image: Girlie Dressing Table, Jellypark
Remember our LIVE Craft n Chat last weekend at
We made these adorable pizza boxes!
What a simple project that has SO much possibility!!

I'm thinking this little box is just right for a little lady's dressing table.
It is the right size to hold a few special treasures!

Our Jellypark Team has really strutted their stuff at the Challenge Blog, too!
The new challenge is: Night at the Oscars!
The theme: create a project based on your favorite flick!

Hop on over to the Jellypark Blog and see if you can
guess the movies are the favorites of our team!!

13 February 2012

Celebrating My Inner Flower Child

Hey! Here's the skinny. 
Fresh Brewed Designs has been preparing something 
totally funkadelic. 
I mean, it is RAD man. 
I am totally diggin' it and know you will too.
First, you have to make sure you aint trippin and are starting at the right pad. 
Your first stop is at Heather's Coffee Break

If you are getting here from Linda's Blog then you are right on track man! 

We have all been so stoked about this hop! 

The team and our jive guests have created some projects that are out of site! 
I mean they are totally off the hook bro!  
So get down and boogie with us.. 
feel tha funk and get ready for some total SWEETNESS

When I think Groovy, I think hemp necklaces
and tie-dye and message buttons and, well
everything you see here:

Image: One Cool Cat, Fresh Brewed Designs
Far Out right? 

It is time to take this party to the next stop. 
Boogie on down  to Rhonda's Blog
and check out her hip to the groove creations. 
Be sure to leave a bit of love (a comment) on each hop stop 
for your chance to win all of the digis released today! 

Peace Man! 

I will catch you on the flip side! 

Here is the WAY COOL hop order:

YOU ARE HERE------>Stacie:

11 February 2012

Jellypark Friends Shades of Love

The new challenge has started at

The challenge theme this week is: Shades of Love!
We are featuring the colors pink, red and purple: use one, two or all three!

Image: Nan and Grandad on Sofa, Jellypark
I just love this "Nan and Grandad on Sofa" digi.
Even though my Grandfather passed away 3 years ago
it still reminds me of him and my Grammy!
They were always SO close and held hands til the end!
Every picture of them together, he would tilt his head toward her,
and this image really brings me so many fond memories!!

I paper-pieced the sofa with papers from DCWV "Sweet" Stack
then cut out the pillows for one layer and
Nan and Grandad for the top layer.
I got a really great deal on the Baker's Twine from 

All these different colors of twine, neatly spooled for around $20 

If you haven't been by the **NEW** Store, check it out!
I have some Cut Files for sale there and am working on a few more!

Maybe you can see it in the close-up... the brown background paper
has an embossed swirl and the word CHOCOLATE printed on it!!
YUM... what a "Sweet" paper pack!! (-:

Jellypark is one of the many sponsors of the party TODAY at
The Crafter's Cafe!

We have great plans all day ending with a LIVE chat tonight!
We'll be making a SUPER-fun crafty project together
so I hope you'll join us!!

Just click HERE for all the details!!

10 February 2012

Allow me to introduce the New TCC Team!!

We are having a GIANT Blog Hop to celebrate our new team 
I am pleased to be your first stop today!!

At the end of the Hop, you have a chance to win
THIS amazing prize from Fresh Brewed Designs.

It includes THREE RUBBER stamps from the "Hot" line!! 
 As you make your way through the Hop today,
 you'll need to pick up "Clues" for a chance to win the FBD prize!

By the end of the hop, you will be able to solve the puzzle!

Email your answer/phrase to me at:

to be entered to WIN!!

We're having a big, grand opening party at The Crafter's Cafe 
all day tomorrow to introduce our new team to you!!

We'll be playing lots of games and giving away all kinds of prizes!!

One of the generous sponsors who has helped us with this event 

She has graciously donated several digis to our DT for the event!

I have used "Valentine Sweetheart" for my project today!
Isn't she FABULOUS!!??!!
This card is called a "tee pee" and I am totally loving this little lady!

That big gold heart is just FULL of love today!!

Speaking of love, I think you're going to LOVE what
has made for you today!!
She is the next stop in the Hop!!

Make sure you grab her clue for your chance to WIN!!!

And come on over to the party tomorrow 
for a chance to win all kinds of great prizes
from all of our amazing sponsors... 
get to know our new team... 
and check out the new look!!

All the games and events will be listed 

You won't want to miss our LIVE party tomorrow at 8pm EST.

We're doing a LIVE Chat and Craft!!

It's going to be SO FUN!!

The supplies you'll need are listed here
and we'll be creating LIVE, in real time, TOGETHER!!
It's going to be a BLAST!!!

OK... Go ahead over to see what Heide has made for you!!!

If you get lost along the way
the entire hop crew is posted at The Crafter's Cafe!

04 February 2012

What's New at The Stamping Boutique?

Funny you should ask...
I completely forgot to post about the New Challenge this week!!
And I made this cute card using 'Trenton', that I really meant to share with ya'll!

Image: Trenton, The Stamping Boutique

My DT Teammates really knocked this one out of the park!!

I kept it pretty simple this time, but still love how my card turned out!
I popped the balloon up on dimensional tape and I wanted it to look shiny, so I covered it with Glossy Accents, but it didn't look quite "right", so while the GA was still wet, I sprinkled on chunky red glitter... "there!" i said... better! LOL!!

And speaking of "What's New"... have you been to the Stamping Boutique Store lately?
Tracey has just released a BRAND NEW "Alice in Wonderland" set that is simply amazing!

I have printed them ALL and I'm just looking for the right papers...
are you like me, wondering "How in the world can one person have ALL that talent?"
Every time I visit the Stamping Boutique store, there is something new to love!

There are LOTS of Valentine's Challenges out there this week.
I sure to hope you'll stop over to the TSB Challenge Blog and join ours!!

Here are just a few:
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog, Love Is in the Air
Sweet n Sassy, Valentine's Day
Bling It On, Love Is All Around
By The Cute and Girly, Love is in the Air

03 February 2012

Friends in Unexpected Places

When I saw this image from Fresh Brewed Designs,
I just knew I had to have it!

To be completely honest, I really struggled to find
just the right sentiment.

My inner smart alec wanted to do something a little more naughty,
but "cute" won out in the end!

Image: Curious Kitty, Fresh Brewed Designs
The current month long challenge at the
is: LOVE

Well, as strange as it may seem, I have truly grown to love
some of the friends I have made online thru the crafting community!
Heather, the awesome artist at FBD is one of those friends!
She amazes me every day with her talent and her kind, generous heart!

I colored the image with my Copics and used some Glossy Accents 
on the fish bowl to make it look shiny!
I used just a little Glossy Accents and actually smeared it around
with my finger to give it the 'fish bowl' look!
The flowers I cut with my Cricut
using a rolled rose SVG file I made.
The papers are from Making Memories.
The tan seam binding is from JLJ Designs.
The badge in the corner is from
Fresh Brewed Designs at The Crafter's Cafe!

If you haven't stopped over to visit The Crafter's Cafe,
you're missing a lot of fun in the Fresh Brewed Group!

We're having a big Blog Hop next weekend
and Heather has offered a SUPER AMAZING PRIZE
for the Grand Prize for the Hop!!

Speaking of amazing: the Fresh Brewed Crew is putting together
the most amazing Blog Hop next week!
It's going to be totally groovy, man!
It's a new dawning of the Age of Aquarius,
Fresh Brewed Style!! (-:

And February 25, 26 & 27 Heather will be revealing the
First Rubber Stamp Release of 2012!
You won't want to miss that!!

I would like to be considered for the following challenges:

Whimsy Stamps Challenge, Make Your Own Flowers
Die Cuttin Divas, Anything Goes, must use a Die Cut
Forever Friends, Use an Animal

01 February 2012

News From The Crafter's Cafe

The New challenge has started at the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!!
Here is some inspiration from our very own
Crafter's Cafe Event Team

Upload your photos to our gallery with the TAG "CCCB"
and we'll add you to our Album!!

We are having a Blog Hop!!
We will be introducing our new Crafter's Cafe Event Team 
and will be hiding secret clues on our blogs
that will lead you to a hidden message
and a chance to win a super prize!!

The hop will start RIGHT HERE
and we'll have prizes for you!! 

And we're having a PARTY!!!
On Saturday, February 11th
We'll have games and fun and prizes ALL DAY
and at 8:00pm EST
we are having a LIVE chat event 
like no other!!

We will be online, together, in real time
making a super-special crafty project!!

We'll have sign-ups posted to exchange
our completed projects 
after the party!!

It's going to be another AMAZINGLY FUN time
at The Crafter's Cafe!
You won't want to miss it!!