Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CCS Sketch Challange

I love the sketch this week over at CCS so of coarse I played along. I never used to care much for sketches but lately, I love them! Here's the sketch:

How awesome is that sketch? Well here's my take on it.
My papers are by My Mind's Eye, it's the Bohemia Bliss collection. I love red and teals together. I popped up the sentiment which is the Admire Your Courage single sentiment from CCS. I love these little singles. They complete a card so quickly and nice.  I added some Prima flowers and some bling (of coarse some bling, don't you know I like my sparkle yet?) and some ribbon that I actually found in the Targe $1.00 section. 

Skipping Stones Sketch Challange

1st off I want to say it's 11:30, I've just worked a 14 hour day, I'm tired so my post will be short, sweet and to the point. Today is the last sketch from Sgt. Stamper. She did a great job! Thanks for sketchin' for us! Here's today sketch:
Here is my take on it:
I used You Know Your Gettin' Old from SSD. Love this set! My paper is from My Minds Eye and of coarse had to throw some bling in there. Added a little Prima to cover a stamping booger. It looks a little out of place but looks better then the booger did. :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A2 card box tutorial

Hello guys & dolls...thanks for tuning in for my tutorial for Creative Clear Stamps on how to make a cute little A2 gift box. Finished product will look something like this (I might add a little sentiment on the bottom right):

You will need:
1 sheet of 12x12 cardstock
paper cutter
scoring tool
score-tape or other strong adhesive
small magnets or velcro
embellies and stamps to decorate.

Your template will look like this (the numbers are how long to make your cuts).

You will cut on the black lines.
 Score on the red lines. If you plan on stamping this is probably your best time to do so.
Fold the flaps on the score lines like this
Adhere the front flap to the 2 side flaps
(Trim where needed) I've attached a circle with the cute little birdie from the Hello Hunny set and attached the magnet to the back of that.
 Add the magnets or velcro as I did above. Add ribbon and embellies as you wish.
Fill with A2 cards and envies and you have the cutest little gift.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Friday with CCS

Hi all! Chelsea here, reporting from the great state of South Dakota! I'm so thrilled to be part of DT3! I wanna thank Laura for picking me to join the team and all the little people that got me to where I am today...ha ha ok, that was my goofy Friday humor (or lack there of). I'm no comedian so I'll just jump right into why I'm post a card made with CCS's rockin' stamps! WOO HOO!!! I used the Hooked on Fishing set for this card.
The poor little wormy just sitting there on his hook waiting to be some big fishes dinner. If you look closer, on the brown you can see the bobbers that I stamped in versa mark as well.

I didn't wanna be a blog hog on the CCS Blog so I added my close up pictures here if you wanted to see more of this card.

This set is so versatile and fun. You must run, don't walk, right over to the store and grab yourself a Hooked on Fishing set. While your there pick up a few other things as well. Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blog Hop Winners

Now, onto the hop winners! There were 10 prizes to win. Winners please Email me to collect your prize Congrats to the following winners!

Grand Prize:  BETTY BENTON #16 on Laura's Blog
A Guest Designer Spot with CCS in April during our Giant Birthday Celebration Event – comes with a blog badge, stamps, cleaner, and clear blocks.
Other Prizes:

GLORIA WESTERMAN #10 on Laura's Blog 
PRIZE “Arms of Jesus” Stamp Set, 1 Bottle of Stamp Cleaner, and a Blog Badge
PATRICIA ST. MARTIN #22 on Laura's Blog
PRIZE $10.00 Shopping Spree at the Creative Clear Stamps Store and a Blog Badge
KYM WEBER #9 on Shelly's Blog AND TRACI66 #20 on Chelsea's Blog
 PRIZE$5.00 Shopping Spree to the Creative Clear Stamps Store and a Blog Badge
CAROL # 8 on Chelsea's Blog AND JEANNIE PHILLIPS #18 on Olga's Blog AND CAMISHEL # 27 on Olga's blog AND SUE W #2 on Jenny's Blog AND STAMPIN DI #16 on Patti's Blog
PRIZE is Certificate for FREE SHIPPING on your next purchase and a Blog Badge

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hop and Win Prizes with Creative Vision TODAY!

Hop along with me today and meet all the wonderful and talented members of Creative Vision's Design Team 3. We’ve created some super cute projects for your pleasure! Winning prizes is super easy today!
Here’s what to do:

1. Become a CCS Blog follower

2. Then Post a comment on each blog (links to follow at bottom of the post) for a chance to win some fabulous prizes today! The winners will be chosen using a random number generator, and will be posted tomorrow on the CCS Blog. You must be a CCS Blog follower to win. Make sure to mention you are a follower!

Prizes are listed below, so scroll down – There will be 10 winners total.

With 2 girls scrap weekends coming up I thought I needed to pull out the Girls Weekend stamp set. Love this set! I created a cute little girls weekend kit. I used a small 4 pack of wine and covered the carrier (much like the frappuccino carriers out there). I used some card stock by Core'dinations. I then added a little Bo-Bunny round the top. I added some Stickles to the paper because as you will soon find out, I like my bling!

The front plate is stamped then the edges inked in Distress Ink in Broken China and a little Dusty Concord Distress Ink in the middle. I matted it on more Core'dinations cardstock and popped it up and added a few purple pearls.
My tag is done the same way as the front plate. I love the saying on the tag!
I wrapped the bottles of wine in the Bo-Bunny paper and stamped on some Core'dinations cardstock that I also wrapped around the bottle. And what weekend isn't complete with chocolate?
I tied ribbon around the handle to give it a little bit more of a kick. All I had was white ribbon that would match so I turned the distress ink pads upside down and while holding it tight to some scrap paper, I pulled some of the white ribbon through it a few times so that it ended up being the same colors as the inking around the edges of the tag and plate.

***Hop Prizes***
Grand Prize: A Guest Designer Spot with CCS in April during our Giant Birthday Celebration Event – comes with a blog badge, stamps, cleaner, and clear blocks. (sorry, only those with a paper crafting blog can win)

Other Prizes:(1) “Arms of Jesus” Stamp Set, 1 Bottle of Stamp Cleaner, and a Blog Badge

(1) $10.00 Shopping Spree at the Creative Clear Stamps Store and a Blog Badge

(2) $5.00 Shopping Spree to the Creative Clear Stamps Store and a Blog Badge

(5) Certificate for FREE SHIPPING on your next purchase and a Blog Badge

Thanks for Hopping by, and enjoy! Here are the blog links to hop:

Chelsea -- That's me :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mark your calenders!

On Wednesday, March 24th, the Creative Clear Stamps design team #3 will start it's term with a hung blog hop! Please join us for all the fun and maybe even a prize or two. You know all the girls will have some amazing eye candy to take a peek at.

Friday, March 19, 2010

And the winner is....


You have won yourself some Blog Candy! Please e-mail me ( or leave in this comment section where I can mail your stamp set.

I used to pick my winner, I used 15 as the number because Peggy is on the design team.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Skipping Stones Blog Hop Baby

Welcome to Skipping Stones Design Blogs first DT only Blog Hop to celebrate the release of two new Spring/Easter Inspired sets.  If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design
. You should have arrived from Mary's blog.  

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday
 which means the Design Team is showcasing another great creation from Jami Bova aka sgtstamper
. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD016 if you are uploading to any online galleries and link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We'll be looking soon for Guest Designers so you never know....

How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, our DT has blog candy up for grabs.  So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!!

As for that eye candy, Here is Jami's sketch for this week:

And my card using her sketch. I love these new sets. Too much fun! This one comes from Gray Hares which is releasing TODAY, along with Chick Chat!
 I used paper by Bo-Bunny called Love Shack Groovin'. It was 2 sided so I used both sides. Used a Martha boarder punch and added some yellow buttons and some ribbon from a spool.

I made a tent card using the directions found HERE. Love this idea.


Awwww, isn't this little bunny just adorable. I colored him with water color pencils, the pink is Smooch paint and his tail is Diamond Stickles.

Your next stop is Jackie.

P.S. I have BLOG CANDY!!! 

P.S.S. There is an awesome deal on stamps today at Skipping Stones. Buy 3 get Sassy Snow free. Check it out! 

Friday, March 12, 2010

I have an exciting secret to share

Ok, it's SHARE TIME!! Creative Clear Stamps had a design team call last week for their 3rd Design Team. Well, I spent last weekend creating a few cards for entries (which I've added to the bottom of this entry). I got an e-mail from Laura (the owner) yesterday with super dooper exciting news!

Drum roll please...


My welcome kit is in the mail and you better believe I'll be stalking the mailman and waiting at the front door with my ink pad. I can't wait to get started. Make sure you check out the Creative Clear Stamps blog and the store.

Also fun news to go along with this...There is a blog hop planned for March 24th so make sure to keep checking my blog as well as the Creative Clear Stamps Blog.

Here are the card I submitted in my application:

I made this card using the Officially Single set that CCS has available. I used some paper that I received in a kit swap (I think it's from Hobby Lobby) and a bunch of Prima's and some bling.
I inked the edges of the sentiment with with some Black Soot Distress Ink and dabbed a little Tattered Rose in the middle.

My 2nd card is made using the Martini glass from Skipping Stones Design and the sentiment from MTF Party Girl set.

I colored the olives with watercolor pencils and added some red bling for the pimentos. I used all paper from my scrap bin so I don't know who it's by.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Blog Candy

So I thought I would let you all in on a little secret...I'm planning some blog candy. BUT there's a catch. I'm sitting at 23 followers...I will post the blog candy when I have 35 followers. Yes, yes, it's my bribe to the crafting world. But now here's the good news...if you follow me and sweet talk someone else to follow me, I'll give you 2 entries on the blog candy so round up your friends and convince them to follow. If you get a friend to follow, leave a comment on this post with who they are and I'll make sure you get entered twice. Until then, you will just have to hold out until I get my 35 followers. But just to make it worth your while, here's a little teaser of what I'm giving away:

And I'm thinking that for every follower over 35 by the 15th of March, I'll add a little something extra, ribbon, bling, something (only up to 10 items)...but you'll have to get me over 35 followers to see what that will be. :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Skipping Stones Sketch 015

It's Tuesday!  That means another GREAT sketch from Jami Bova. I'm loving her sketches, very simple yet they make me think. Here is the sketch for this week:

I'm not even sure how I altered this weeks sketch...flipped it on it's side and then I think I mirrored it. Anyway, you see the similarities. Here is my take on the sketch:
I started with some paper from Carolee's Creations, both the patterned paper and the blue cardstock is from Carolee's. The green cardstock is more of that pearl stuff from Walmart that I hoard.
From there I used some of the Heidi Swap stuff I used last week to paper piece the chick, which by the way, is the new set of stamps from Skipping Stones Design. I cut the chicks out, added a little orange stickles to their legs and beaks and then pop dotted everything.  I even stamped some grass from that set, cut it out and pop dotted it as well. 
I distressed the edges of everything (though some places are hard to see it) and finished it off with a Petaloo flower. The gem that was on it didn't match so I changed those out to one that did. I am loving the paper pieced look and might have to try more of it. Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mojo Monday 129

I'm really enjoying doing Mojo Monday and this week my Grandma asked if I could make her a card for a friend of hers who just had their first grand child. Mojo Monday's sketch was perfect.
I'm not sure what it was about this sketch but I loved it! So easy and fun to do. I used papers from my scraps and the stamps are from Skipping Stones Design. I used Diamond Stickles on the baby feet as well. They are stamped in Tattered Rose distress ink. I embossed the bottom pink paper with the paisley folder and my Cuttlebug and matted everything in white cardstock. (It was hard to get a decent picture of this card for some reason.)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Skipping Stones Designs Sketch 014

 Happy Tuesday, we are just that much closer to Friday! This is a new month which means we have a new sketch artist over at Skipping Stones Design. Her name is Jami Bova and she has come up with some great sketches for us for March. Here is the 1st.

For a change I didn't alter the sketch much at all, can you believe that one? Here's my card:

I used some paper from an older collection of Heidi Swap. It was double sided so I was able to use the back side for the lacy accents on the left. I also used some pearl pink paper that came from a stack I had gotten at Wal-Mart years ago. I can't find it anymore so it's one of those papers that I hoard. I embossed it with the paisley folder from Cuttlebug. The stamps are the new release from Skipping Stones called Chicks. They are super cute!

Here are a few close ups of the cute little chick. I colored her with water color pencils. I added some orange distress stickles to her legs and beak. I also dabbed a little tattered rose to her checks and added some white pen to her body for something different. I added a little bling embellie and inked the edges of the card.

For the back of the card Heather has designed this super cute bar code. I had to use it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Another date with Mojo Monday

I'm really starting to enjoy working on sketches so I've decided to give Mojo Monday's sketch this week awhirl. Here is the sketch:
And although my card isn't identical to the sketch, I think it works well.

I used some of that Pirate Princess paper that I love so much and the Rock On set of stamps from CTMH. Added a little bling paper and some ribbon. Colored my image with pink Smooch paint and Diamond stickles.
I also added a sentiment from another set I have but don't know the name of. But I thought it to be slightly Pirate Princessy (is that even a word?)