Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween Sale at Stamp and Create!

Welcome back to Stamp and Create!
Today we are hosting a Halloween Sale!!
Receive 10% off your whole order when you used discount code spooky (all lowercase)!
There are tons of stamps currently on sale for 25-50% off! This discount gives you an ADDITIONAL 10% off already reduced items!! But it's only for today!
The sale ends at midnight EST.
This week for our Product Spotlight, we are focusing on our Sale items.
I have recently added tons and tons of stamps to our Clearance/Sale section.
Many of these designs will not be restocked so grab them while you can!
In honor of Halloween I made a card using High Hopes Boo Crew Border.

Thanks for visiting!

Magical Mondays Circles and Stripes

Our next Magical Mondays challenge we would like you to use Circles and Stripes on your creations along with your Magical images. We are kindly being sponsored by Crafty Purple Frog who will be offering 3 sheets chosen by the winner.

Now it's your turn!!
Just remember that you MUST use a Magical Character
(Angel, Fairy, Dragon, Mermaid, Witch, Santa).
This is the card I made for my Best Friend for her birthday! I knew she liked the image! She loved the card, but now the rest of the world gets to see it!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Emerald Faeries Ally & Beeble, PTI Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, PTI Vintage Touch
Cardstock: SU Rose Red
Paper: My Minds Eye
Accessories: May Arts Silk Ribbon, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Papertrey Ink Parisian Doily Die and Mini Labels Die, Build a Brad, Jenni Bowlin Pearl Pin, Build a Brad, Rose Button from Joann Fabrics, Lace from Joanns Fabrics (I think)

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ABC Christmas V is for....

Hello stamping friends!!
The awesome Lacey is hosting the new challenge and we are already on V!!
V is for:
Vintage Christmas
We have two lovely sponsors this week:
The Ribbon Reel
Vintage Christmas yummi ribbon and lace Prize
The lovely Emma at Crafty Emma's Store who is offering a £10 voucher to spend in her store.
Here is my Vintage creation.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampavie Rocking Horse by Tiny Wenke, PTI Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, PTI Vintage Touch
Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas
Cardstock: SU Bravo Burgandy
Accessories: Marianne D Designer Doily Die, KaiserCraft Pearls, SU Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, Lace from Joann Fabrics (I think)

I am also entering my card in these challenges:
Winter Wonderland  - A Vintage Christmas

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

High Hopes Tutorial

It's Tutorial Tuesday over at High Hopes Stamps. The awesome Andrea is showing how to mount and store your High Hopes Rubber Stamps. So in the spirit of storage, I thought I would show how I store all my crafting supplies.

Here are my Copic Markers. They are kept by my spot on the couch. I colour while I am watching television. I have a clipboard with the colour chart printed. It's on the same paper I use to stamp my images. I can quickly figure out what colour I want to use. I have the colours segmented by group. I got some drawer dividers from The Container Store. The basket is from Michaels, purchased 2 years ago.

My Stamp Space, shared with my computer. If things get messy, my computer moves!

My High Hopes Stamps are stored in clear folders.

My quick go to items are in labeled boxes. These include my basic hand held punches, stamps from various companies, brads and spacers, Bling, my PaperTrey Ink Dies, Stickles, Vintage Touch Ink. Behind my computer I have my favourite ribbon in boxes and two DVD containers for my PTI Stamp Sets.

Underneath my desk I keep my paper cutters, SU Craft Ink Pads I dont use too much. The Basket Bag has partially used cardstock categorized my group.

In front of the TV Table, I have my Big Shot, Die, embossing folders, Sticks and Pins, Felt, handheld sewing machine. The bottom shelf holds bags and bags of 12x12 paper categorized by vendor. And my 8x8 Paper packs like October Afternoon and PTI.

You can barely see it, but there is a Laundry Basket on 2 file boxes. The basket contains all my flowers in clear bags categorized by colour.

My Sponge Daubers labeled by colour are stored behind my computer.

To the left of my chair, I have my Ink Pads, acrylic blocks, and my spellbinders. The set of drawers have my things like score tape, circle cutter, hammer, sanding tools, sharp hobby knives etc.

In one drawer I keep my Tim Holtz Blending Handles and a 3 ring binder. I have one of those handle holders, but it was in the way.

The folder contains strips of velcro. There are labels for each colour. I use Stampin Up and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

This wall used to contain all my old college text books and other books in enjoyed to read. Now it contains 100% craft stuff. I have tons of those photo boxes from Michaels. Each are labeled with their contents. I got a whole bunch of Aqua boxes when I attended an SU convention. (I wanted to go to convention with my best friend from college so I became a demo for the convention and discount. I'm no longer a demonstrator) The Aqua Boxes each have a small magnet with a label for its contents.  They contain various things like cricut cartridges I dont want to part with, brads, eyelets, flat flowers, liquid adhesives, printer ink, stickles, round gems/bella baubles, Tim Holtz Reinkers, Tim Holtz Acrylic Paint.  etc. I also have more of those boxes from Michaels that contain more stamps by vendor, Tim Holtz Metal embellishments, Hodge Podge Hardware, Spritz, beads. Those baskets on the top of the right set of shelves hold all of my Martha Stewart Punches. This is also the home of my cardstock. The top shelf is sorted my colour, and then SU In colour. I Primarily use SU cardstock, with some PTI and Bazzil Basics. There is a shelf for more 12x12 paper and the 12x12 cardstock.

The black set of drawers contains all of my 6x6 paper pads organized my vendor as well! SU reinkers and stock of Scor-Pal Tape, 3M foam, and other things like magnets, brayers, crimper.

The smaller grey unit has all my various forms of white cardstock/Paper. The top drawer holds the pieces for my air brushing systems (not used enough...going to change that)

I stick my bike stuff on the top.

That's the grunt of it! Can you say addicted and way too organized.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Stamp and Create Product Spotlight - Halloween

Happy Monday everyone! I've got a Halloween cutie for you today! The Product Spotlight this week over at Stamp and Create is Halloween! Be sure to stock up on all your Halloween images while they are on sale!

Heidi used the new Punkin Family by Kraftin Kimmie. She also used May Arts Crochet Lace and Basic Grey Nook and Pantry Brads.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

High Hopes Lace and Ribbon

Happy High Hopes Tuesday! This weeks High Hopes challenge is Ribbon and Lace!  What paper crafter doesn't love ribbon and lace!

I used one of my favourite High Hopes Images: Warm Wishes, perfect for birthday cards!

Supplies used:
Stamps: High Hopes Warm Wishes, PTI Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: SU Tangerine Tange
Paper: Echo Park Victoria Garden
Accessories: PTI Parisian Lace Doily Die, PTI Tiny Tags Die Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, KaiserCraft Pearls, Lace from Joann Fabrics, Orange Peel Stickles

I hope you get a chance to join in with the High Hopes Lace and Ribbon Challenge!
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Second of Two Card Monday!

Our next Magical Monday challenge which as Halloween is not too far away we are having a Halloween theme which is being sponsored by High Hopes and they will be offering a lovely prize of 3 "Magical" Rubber Stamps to the winner.
 Here is my card which uses Witchy Poo and Kitty from our Sponsor High Hopes!

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stamp and Create Product Spotlight SUMMER!

Over at Stamp and Create!
This week's new Weekly Candy is:
Sweet November Penelope and Shelley (which Heidi used on her sample card today).

The candy end Sunday, Oct 23rd at 7pmEST
**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create Store's banner in the sidebar of your blog and link it to
The weather is starting to get cooler; the Christmas stamps are starting to get used...
so it's time to say goodbye to Summer.
Therefore, this week's Product Spotlight Sale is:
All stamps in the Summer Category
are on sale this week for 25% off!!
This includes many of the Magnolia Winner Takes it All Collection!!
Here is my card using this weeks Blog Candy!
I used Sweet November Penelope and Shelly. The sentiment is from the Whimsy The Good Life Tickets cut out with the Whimsy Shapeology Ticket Die. The paper is Fancy Pants Beach Babe. I also used American Craft Pearl Brads and May Arts Crochet Lace.

Here are some quick links to some of the newest products available through Stamp and Create:
*New* Kraftin' Kimmie Halloween and Christmas Designs
*New* Belles n Whistles (including former Suger Nellie designs)
Happy stamping and Shopping!!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ABC U is for....

Over at the ABC Christmas Challenge...Helen is hosting and she has a great theme for you this week:
'U is for Unused Stash'
We want to you use something that you haven't used before on your projects this can be something you've been saving for a special know...only taking it out occasionally to admire/stroke...or something you've just bought...there are lots of lovely new Christmas collections being released at the moment...or maybe there's something in your stash that you have for absolutely ages but have never got around to is your chance!
We have two fabulous sponsors for this it's our first challenge of the month, we have Simon Says Stamp:
The prize is a $15 gift certificate to spend in the amazing Simon Says Stamp store!
And...if that's not enough...we are excited to welcome a new sponsor to our challenges...Bugaboo Stamps!
The prize from Bugaboo Stamps is 7 free digis of the winner's choice...wowee!!!

Here is a picture of my unused stash. It's a metal gift tag I found in one of the Michael's Dollar bins, but I got it for $0.30 I think!

I made a sparkly Tag using a small High Hopes Santa

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop Entry

I found out through the Lols on the ABC Christmas Challenge DT, who is also on the Wild Rose Studio DT about the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop.  eekkkkk. WRS have some of my favourite stamps! I really love Fergus and Milton and now I have fallen in love with Pickles the Penguin!  AND now, they are coming out with some additional stamps for their Christmas 2011 line!

Here is my entry for the blog hop!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio Pickles with Poinsettia, PTI Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, PTI Vintage Touch
Cardstock: SU Real Red, Copics X-Press It Blending Card
Paper: Basic Grey Jovial
Accessories: May Arts Silk Ribbon, American Crafts Pearl Brads, Wild Orchid Craft Poinsettias!

Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize!
Thanks for visiting!

High Hopes Designer Showcase

Laurie and Dustin

Monday, October 10, 2011

Stamp and Create Sweet November Product Spotlight

Over at Stamp and Create!!
We are back this week with a new Product Spotlight and Weekly Candy.

This week's candy is...
Finn Whistling While he Works by Sarah Kay for Stampavie.

The candy end Sunday, Oct 9 at 7pmEST
In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create Store's banner in the sidebar of your blog and link it to

This week's Product Spotlight is: Sweet November by CC Designs
25% off all Sweet November Stamps through Sunday.
There are some designs that are being discontinued so they are on sale for 35% off!!

I used Sweet November Nixie. The paper is KaiserCraft Chapter One. The doily was cut out using the CC Cutters Teardrop Lace Doily Die.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

High Hopes Challenge # 119 and October Sale

Happy Tuesday blog friends! We are experincing our first winter rain here in Northern California. Just to think...last week we had 90 degree Sunny Skys!

Challenge # 119 over at High Hopes is to create a party favour. Since Halloween is just around the corner, I made some English-Cracker style party favours. These crackers are square instead of round, there are no explosive bangs when you open them and you dont get a fun paper hat to wear......but they are still filled with candy treats!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: High Hopes Witchy Poo and Kitty Frame, Boo Family in Frame, Happy Halloween Sentiment Top/Bottom, Trick or Treat Greeting
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: SU Basic Black
Paper: Echo Park Happy Halloween 2010
Ribbon: Paper Trey Ink

Since it's the beginning of a new month, it is also time for a new High Hopes Sale.

Get your thinking caps on and come up with a neat party favour for a cute small gift for a friend. It doesn't have to be Halloween themed and join in with the High Hopes Challenge fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Stamp and Create - Finn Whistling While he works

Over at Stamp and Create, check out this weeks Product Spotlight and Weekly Candy!!
This week's Weekly Candy is:
Honey Honey from Whiff of Joy

This week's Product Spotlight is: Select Stampavie Designs
Lacey has a large inventory of select Stampavie Designs that are taking up valuable space!!
Through Sunday, Select Stampavie stamps are on sale 25% off!
Here is my creation using one of the stamps that are on sale this week...

I used Finn Whistling While he works by Sarah Kay. Perfect for a card for a man or boy who loves to spend time in the garden! The paper is Basic Grey Oliver. The pennants were due cut with the Whimsey Banner Pennants Die Set. I also used Basic Grey Lemonade Brads and May Arts Brown Crochet Ribbon.

Thanks for visiting!

Magical Monday-Use three punches!

For our next Magical Monday challenge we want to see you use 3 different style of punches on your creations. We are being sponsored by the lovely Lacey from Stamp and Create!

Please remember in order to enter our challenge you must use a MAGICAL IMAGE on your creation.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Papilio Stamps Winter Fairy, PTI Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Paper: Bo Bunny Midnight Frost
Cardstock: SU Night of Navy
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punches, Silver Stickles, Silver Brads from my Stash.
Thanks for visiting!