Thursday, March 22, 2012

Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop

            Welcome to the 9th stop along the

Today we have 4 NEW witty, adorable and always hilarious Stamp Sets from the Bugaboo line, created by the super talented Jody Mackrell at Bugaboo Stamps

Available now at

Totally Stampalicious

Be sure to hop along with us and comment as you could be a LUCKY WINNER!!!

1st Prize-> all 4 New Stamp Sets
2nd Prize -> $15.00 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize -> $5.00 Gift Certificate

Make sure to check out the....

Level 1-> Vanilla Ice 5 get 1 FREE (just enter “vanilla” at check out)
Level 2 -> Strawberry 8 get 2 FREE (enter “strawberry” at check out)
Level 3 ->Triple Layer Chocolate 11 get 3 FREE (enter “chocolate” at check out)

I have used the ever so funny and super fabulous....

It is such a cool set and the possibilities are you can see I did try my hand at making the Cow really have a Bobble-head (but I need to use more flexible/pliable wire next time around). Isn’t he just so fun and I love him paired with a non-traditional card shape as well. I coloured him up using my Copics...I used 2 markers from the YR family and 1 from the T family to give the illusion of straw underneath his hooves.

Here is the Blog Hop line up just in case ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all good luck,


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Alcohol Inked Easter Eggs

Hi there, Thanks so much for stopping by. I did this tutorial up a couple of years ago but I just really wanted to share it again......It's such a fun and easy way to decorate Easter Eggs (I would just make sure to give the kids gloves to wear).

The supplies needed are as follows:
- eggs (I suggest using blown out eggs so you get longer use of them)
-  2 or 3 colors of alcohol inks  (I used Espresso, Raisin, Pesto and           Butterscotch)
-  1 or 2 mixative colors ( I used Copper and Pearl)
-  alcohol blending solution
-  Ranger applicator tool and replacement felts
-  optional:  rubber gloves, pair of kitchen tongs


1.  Apply a new replacement felt to your applicator tool;  add 2 drops of color to the felt and lightly dab onto the egg;  continue to dab color onto your egg until you are satisfies with the coverage.  (You may need to add more ink to you felt as it will evaporate; I just added the same colors to the same spots on the applicator felt and then continued to dab the egg).

2.  Replace the felt on your applicator (you may use the used felt with similar colors once it is completely dry).

3.  Apply the same 2 colors to your felt as you used in step 1;  apply one other color as well as a drop of metallic mixative; Continue to dab onto your egg until satisfied with the coverage.

4.  Replace the applicator felt.

5.  Now add 1 color that you used in step 1 as well as a small amount of the mixative color;  Add a very small amount of the alcohol blending solution to the applicator felt as well;  As in previous steps continue to dab the egg until you are happy with the coverage.

6.  Let Dry and there you have it :)

For some more fun I thought I would use kitchen tongs to go ahead and hold my egg for me while I dropped very small amounts of ink (a few different colors as well as a mixative color) onto a new clean egg. I let the ink drops run at will and sometimes would manipulate where the ink ran by moving the egg around or even blowing on the drops. I started off by dropping one color at a time at random spots, then continued on with the second color, then the third and finished off with the metallic mixative. (The metallic mixative will work best if you drop it onto a spot that is still a bit wet from the last drops of ink).

Just remember to have some fun and experiment...... there are no mistakes, only creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Please be sure to leave us a comment letting us know where we did good and also areas that you would like to see improvement.
Take Care and Have a super Easter!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fab Colours....

Happy Totally Stampalicious Monday J

This week at Totally Stampalicious Monday we have got colour on our minds......Purple, Turquoise and Green to be exact. 
So that’s what we would like to see for this fab colour challenge.

I have used the ever so fabulous.....Scarlett Cupcake.

I paired her with some fab paper from Bo Bunny and a bit of bling from Prima. I used Grape Jelly Distress Ink to stamp the sentiment then I went ahead and used some clear embossing powder to emboss it up.

So head on out and have some fun with this fab colour combo.....and don’t forget about the new release Blog Hop this coming Thursday evening. And did you happen to see what the rest of the TS Team has made for this fun challenge?

Take care and we’ll see you on Thursday evening for the

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pretty Pastels for PCJ

Hi guys! Thanks a bunch for stopping by.

At the Paper Crafting Journey we have a new challenge for you ->  

We want to see you break out those soft colors on your Paper Crafting ProjectJ. The challenge runs for 2 weeks so come on over and share your project(s) with us.  This challenge brings a new sponsor for the Paper Crafting Journey, Kenny K.  Be sure to check out their store to see their fabulous stamps!

I used Uptown Angel for my project.

I always struggle using Pastels…so this was a definite challenge for me. I decided to make a tag rather than a card….for my Daughter’s Birthday gift (She turns 11 on the 22nd but we are having her party this Saturday).  My base for the tag is actually a large tag that is always used by Tim Holtz. The pink cardstock has been in my stash forever and then I just m ad e a layer with some sand able cardstock from Core’dinations, I then added some Seam Binding from RRR, a sentiment from There She Goes using Distress Ink, and then I just did a bit of Glimmer Mist to the flowers to make them match the project.

Be sure to stop by my fellow design team member's blogs to see the sweet inspiration they have for you.

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing your projects!!!


Monday, March 12, 2012

A Bouquet of Flowers

A Bouquet of Flowers  

It’s Monday and that means it’s 

Today’s challenge is all about the flowers....all kinds of flowers...paper flowers, ribbon flowers, silk flowers....ALL FLOWERS!!!

I have used the always hilarious Stella.....

DSP- Crate Paper
Flower- American Crafts
Brads- unknown
Ink-  Tuxedo Black; Memento
Coloring- Copics
White CS- Gina K

Be sure to check out the rest of the

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all have a wonderful week,


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring is in the air...

Spring is in the air......

Today over at Totally Stampalicious Monday it is Spring Theme projects.

I know we are getting hit pretty good with snow here in North/ Central Alberta at the moment (well actually for the last couple of days...and its still coming down- ugg). So it’s perfect timing for a spring theme- perfect actually for getting us in the mood for Spring....

Anyways, I have used Ava Fairy....she’s just too cute and ever cheerful J

I have gone ahead and coloured Ava using my trusty Copics, All Cardstock used is from SU as well as the background grass stamp (on the card base as well as stamped onto the dp for added interest), Designer paper is from Kaisercraft, border punch-SU, butterfly punch.

Sketch used:       Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #24

So please join us over at Totally Stampalicous Monday to help welcome Spring
...or even just to cheer up us Albertans J

Don’t forget the ever fabulous Stampalicious Scarlett is now back by popular demand and is available for purchase.....and also a reminder that the delicious Dessert Menu Promo is still available for your pleasure!!!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team Member’s Blogs for more inspiring Spring projects!

Take Care and hope to see you again soon,