Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Blog Hop Day 2


Hello! 

Welcome to Day 2 of Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe's

First Blog Hop!


 Here is my project for today







I used the mixture of chalk and paint as my "ink" for my stamped pear.
Patterned paper by Making Memories, textured cardstock by Recollections, ribbon by Colorbok, rub on by Kaisercraft, ink by Ranger, Die cut by Spellbinders.


Please hop along with us! 

You have a chance to win a different prize at each design team member's blog.

Prizes include
Mini Stamp sets  Barbara's & Martha's Prize

Buzz N Magic Glue Cindy's Prize

Buzz N Magic Paint Jennifer's Prize

Cloud Stencil Tammylee's Prize

Lined Grid Katie's Prize

Set of 2 Metallic chalks Tameko's Prize

At the challenge blog we are giving away a 4 pc chalk set.

You must be a follower of the Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe and the blogs of our Design Team to win prizes.
Be sure to comment on each blog

The winners names will be drawn by each design team member for 
the prize on their blogs.

All  winners will be announced on 
March 3rd
on the Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge Blog.
Hop now!
Tammylee (start here) 
Barbara (should have come from here)
Cindy (that's me)
Jennifer (go here next)

We have a special promotion! 
4 basic chalks for $6 plus shipping,
This does not include metallics or stardust.
Also
Stamp Special on GRAB BAGS
 offers 15 handcrafted unmounted rubber stamps
 on double sticky cushion for wood mounting
 in a 6in by 9in manila envelope
 these stamps are old stock in
 good shape approx retail value of $40 to $50.
The only thing they may need is trimming.
 15 images for Five Dollars
 or 45 images for Twelve Dollars WOW!!!!!
 We cannot guarantee there won't be any doubles
if multiple envelopes are purchased as a 
bunch of images were thrown in a bin
 and then stuffed in envelopes.
No doubles in individual envelopes.
WOW! What a sale!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Blog Hop Day 1

Hello! 


First Blog Hop!


Feb 28th - March 1st

That gives you 3 days for a chance to win some fabulous prizes 

 Here is my project for today



I used chalk and paint to paint/color in the bunny. Patterned paper by Making Memories and Flair Design, border sticker by Doodlebug Designs, border punch by Fiskars, ink by Stampin Up and Ranger Industries, die cut by Spellbinders.

Please hop along with us! 
You have a chance to win a different prize at each design team's blog.

Prizes include
Mini Stamp sets  Barbara's & Martha's Prize

Buzz N Magic Glue Cindy's Prize

Buzz N Magic Paint Jennifer's Prize

Cloud Stencil Tammylee's Prize

Lined Grid Katie's Prize

Set of 2 Metallic chalks Tameko's Prize

At the challenge blog we are giving away a 4 pc chalk set.

You must be a follower of the Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe and the blogs of our Design Team to win prizes.
Be sure to comment on each blog

The winners names will be drawn by each design team member for 
their blogs.

All  winners will be announced on 
March 3rd
on the Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge Blog.
Hop now!
Cindy (You are here)
Jennifer (next up)

We have a special promotion! 
4 basic chalks for $6 plus shipping,
This does not include metallics or stardust.
Also
Stamp Special on GRAB BAGS
 offers 15 handcrafted unmounted rubber stamps
 on double sticky cushion for wood mounting
 in a 6in by 9in manila envelope
 these stamps are old stock in
 good shape approx retail value of $40 to $50.
The only thing they may need is trimming.
 15 images for Five Dollars
 or 45 images for Twelve Dollars WOW!!!!!
 We cannot guarantee there won't be any doubles
if multiple envelopes are purchased as a 
bunch of images were thrown in a bin
 and then stuffed in envelopes.
No doubles in individual envelopes.
WOW! What a sale!
Happy Hopping!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Manly Monday

Welcome to this weeks edition of Manly Monday. I had two nephews turn ten last week- Monday and Tuesday. Here is the second nephews card.


The tape measure paper is by DCWV, background paper by Basic Grey and grid paper by Making Memories. The rest are scraps from the office. The large star is cut out by my Cricut and the small by Quickutz. Circle punch outline by punching the smallest circle first and then punching the larger circle second. Flip your punch over so you can line up the small circle to the punch. I used a Creative Memories punch for that. The stamps are from the scrapbook store down the street where I use to teach classes. Sadly this Saturday I taught my last class there. It's a big bummer because I had so much more I wanted to teach those ladies. Hopefully I will see them here on my blog:)
Thanks for looking. God Bless this Monday!!

Challenges:

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #4

This week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe the challenge is Chalk as a background.
Chalks can be found HERE and stamps can be found HERE
 I thought I would show you how I made this background.

I used glue with my chalk this time.


I painted the blue chalk on top of the sheet of watercolor paper.


Then painted a little bit of green on the bottom.


I stamped my image using Memento black ink. Let both your glue/chalk mixture dry before stamping the image.


Got out my Spellbinders scallop oval die and lined it up to the image.


Ran it through my Cuttlebug once to cut and a second time to emboss it. 


And here is my card.


Supplies:
Patterned paper by MME and DCWV
cardstock by Recollections
Border die and scallop oval by Spellbinders
helm die cut by Cricut Life is a Beach
Braiding cord by Allary (bought at Wal-Mart)
Sentiment stamp by Stamp N plus Scrap N
Ink by Memento

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for my Manly Monday card. I really like the card I'm going to show you.

Challenges:

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #96

This weeks challenge at Robyn's Fetish is PEOPLE. That should be a fun one for everyone. Our challenge is sponsored by Shelly's Images. We were given  images to use on our cards. 


I colored the image in with Copic markers and added distressed Stickles to the puddle below her. 
Supplies:
embossing folder by Provo Craft
patterned paper by Sizzix
punch by EK Success
ribbon by Heidi Grace
twine by We R Memory keepers
stamp by The Paper Co
ink by Versa Mark
embossing powder by Stampendous
cardstock-various companies

Saturday, February 25, 2012

That's bright pink

I am coming at you loud with this pink, purple and black creation. I heat embossed the polka dots (by Hero Arts) on the striped paper. The top scallop circle is stamped multiple times with a pink doily stamp (by Martha Stewart) and then after that dried I stamped the purple on it. The white back ground has been masked and sprayed with Glimmer Mist. Die cuts by Cricut, Stampin Up and Spellbinders. PP by DCWV and happy stickers by The Paper Studio from HL. Thanks for looking. God bless and safe travels this weekend.


Challenges:
http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/(W#194)-Die cuts or punches
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/(TU)-Two different designer papers
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com/(F#13)-Pink to make the boys wink
Thank you to all the DT members of these challenge blogs that leave nice comments. Everyone is read and appreciated. Thank you.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Purple congrats

I'm super tired and need to go to bed but wanted to share one of my purple cards with you. Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/(F)-Something that begins with B (black dp and bling)
http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com/-Favorites (love my stamps)
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/-Bling (Rhinestones on my flourish)


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lady Bug Special Day

Just a simple card to share with you today. I sewed holes down the center of the card . Stamp is by 
Paper by Stampin Up
Ladybugs by K and Co
ink by Ranger Industries
die cut by Cricut
punch by EK Success
Thanks for looking.


Challenges:
http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com/(TH)-Favorite color {Yellow for now}

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chalk ah lot sale


Hi Everyone!  


At Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe we would love to have you play along in our challenges.



So ......we have decided to change one rule for you.... 



You may use any image, digital or stamped, by any company you choose.

You will, however, still need to use our powdered chalks. Now we are making it easier for you to get your hands on our chalks....... 



We are having a chalk special that is limited to one chalk set per person.  You can go to our POWDERED CHALK SITE and order 4 chalk colors for only $6.00 plus shipping.  You will need to write the colors in the comment section when you check out.  Remember only 1 set of 4 chalks at this less than 1/2 price special per person.  



(Sale price does not include Metallic, Fluorescent or Stardust chalks) 



Then if you send in a card using the powdered chalk that you could have used for the challenge the owner, LuAnn, will give you a coupon for your next powdered chalk purchase.  Just email Tammylee, our Design Team coordinator, at Craftyscrapper2@yahoo.com for the address to send in your card.



Another thing you need to know is that Stamp N Plus Scrap N has grab bags for sale.  Here

Here is a description of what is included:    


Stamp N Plus Scrap N offers 15 handcrafted unmounted rubber stamps on double sticky cushion for wood mounting in a 6 inch by 9 inch manila envelope these stamps are old stock in good shape approx retail value of $40 to $50. The only thing they may need is trimming. 15 images for Five Dollars or 45 images for Twelve Dollars WOW!!!!!

We cannot guarantee there won't be any doubles if multiple envelopes are purchased as a bunch of images were thrown in a bin and then stuffed in envelopes. No doubles in individual envelopes.   

WOW! What a sale!




SALE 
$6.00 for 4 chalks (does not include Metallic, Fluorescent or Stardust chalks)   
Rubber Stamp Grab Bags for $5.00 and $12.00 plus shipping.  



Hope you all have a great day and hit up our great sale!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cast thy burdens

I made a few faith cards this past week. This is one of them. 
I used a new Tim Holtz embossing folder on the background paper and inked with peach chalk ink. The patterned paper is by The Paper Co and the orange paper is by Creative Memories. The big flower is by Prima and the smaller one is by Martha Stewart. Stamped sentiment is by Stampin Up. Die cut by Spellbinders.


Challenges:
http://squigglefly.blogspot.com/(#7)-Bright and sunny with yellow
{dry embossing, die cut and flowers}


Monday, February 20, 2012

Manly Monday

Another fun Manly Monday card but this one is to give a shout out to my nephews Spencer and Tyler in celebration of their birthdays today and tomorrow respectively. 


Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

One Stitch at a Time #101

This is my debut for the Design team One Stitch at a time. The challenge is to digi or not digi. I chose to digi:) My image is by Stitchy and can be found HERE. I chose to do a Christmas card for a little something different. To really make it different I added a twig to my card. I used Mod Podge to hold it in place. I think it turned out kind of cool. Check it out!


I colored the owl in with Copic markers, the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, sentiment sticker, border sitcker and patterned paper by K & Co, die cut by Spellbinders, other patterned paper is by Making Memories, cardstock by OTCo and Recollections. Thanks for looking.

Challenges
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/(TH#95)-Anything Goes
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/(TH#112)-Use kraft paper
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/(TH)-Anything Goes
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/(F)-A for Animal antics
http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/(F)-Texture {notice the stick on my card}
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/(F)-Anything goes Christmas card
http://www.gingerloftchallenge.blogspot.com/(SU)-Zoo challenge
http://panpasteluk.blogspot.com/(SU#6)-Animals
http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/-Diecut challenge
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/(SA#142)-Anything Goes
http://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/(SA #83)-Texture

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #4

This week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe the challenge is Chalk as a background.
This challenge winner will win an unmounted mini stamp set.
Chalks can be found HERE and stamp can be found HERE

For this card I mixed my chalk with paint and painted it onto the embossing folder. I then ran it thru my Cutllebug, removed the paper from the folder and waited for it to dry. I think the final results are fun. I will definitely being doing this technique again with a different folder.  



Robyn's Fetish Challenge #95

This week at Robyn's Fetish Challenge, our challenge is PRETTY IN PINK.
We are sponsored by Whoopsi Daisy. Winner of this challenge will receive 3 sheets of digi's. That is 12 images!
Get your pink paper out and join in on the fun.


Background stamp by Stampin Up
border punch by Martha Stewart
Ink by Colorbox
and that's all I got:) lol

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thanks with Smooch Ink

Thanks to my good friend Cindy for cheering me up on this beautiful sunny Saturday. I'm so thankful for her friendship. She knows how to lift me up when I am down.


I used an embossing folder from Provo Craft and then used Smooch ink by Clearsnap to accent the word thanks. Stop by their blog to see all the fun stuff you can do with their products. They have a Pin it to Win it contest going on. Check it out!

Challenge:


Friday, February 17, 2012

Serenity card


New card for you. Just made it today. I borrowed some wonderful phrase stamps from a friend and made a pile of them today. I will be sharing them for the next couple of days. For this one I used patterned papers & ink by Stampin Up, flowers by Prima, ribbon by Heidi Grace and Offray, embossing folder by Provo Craft and cardstock is from my stash. Thanks so much for looking.




Challenges:
http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.com/(TH#77)-Double down {two ribbons-one on top of the other}

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Busy as can be

I am still here and trying to find to create new stuff for the blog not to mention the 6 or maybe it's 8 birthdays from Feb 12 to the 24th. Craziness! I made this card as a way to get my creative juices flowing. It turned out pretty cute and it's a square so it could go for the challenge at Robyn's Fetish this week.


Supplies:
patterned paper by Bella Blvd, MME, Scenic Route
cardstock by Scenic Route
stamp by Fiskars
ink by Stampin Up
letter stickers by American Crafts
punches by EK Success & Fiskars
Floss is unknown
Thanks for looking. I will have new stuff up from now until Monday for sure:)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Manly Monday

Manly Monday is late but still here for you. I made it last night and I like to take photos of cards in natural light. A Tim Holtz stamp, hemp, die cuts by Cricut Indie Art, cardstock by Recollections, Halcraft and Stampin Up, patterned paper by Making Memories and ink by Ranger.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #3

Week two for Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe challenge three use a sentiment. I used the chalk this week to make texture on my flower. I like the card and how it turned out. I am very into yellow lately. Chalks and stamps by Stamp N Plus Scrap N. You can find the Chalks HERE and the Stamps HERE.
Patterned paper by Recollections and Echo Park. Die cuts by Spellbinders and border punch by Martha Stewart. Ink by Tsukineko and Ranger Industries. Floss by Jillibean Soup. Thanks for looking


Robyn's Fetish Challenge #94

This week's challenge at Robyn's Fetish Challenge is SQUARE CARDS. This is something I rarely do so I had a blast with this challenge. We are sponsored by Paper Pretties. I just love the campfire image. It will also go great on a scrapbook layout. 


I used my powdered chalks mixed with paint to color in the image and distressing ink around the edges. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Friday, February 10, 2012

February calendar page

Over 10 days into the month and I didn't share this cute February calendar page. That is my niece. I adore seeing little ones all bundled up. So darn cute!!
Papers by Making Memories, flourish cut out using Cricut and Storybook cartridge, button stickers by Sticko/EKSuccess, border punch by Martha Stewart and I think the sparkle heart is by Me and My Big Ideas. Thanks for looking. 


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Big Hugs

I don't think I've posted this Valentine's card yet. It is digital paper and I used Stickles to enhance it. The felt ribbon is by OTCo and the sentiment circle is by Elle's Studio. Heart die cut by Spellbinders and sticker inside of the heart is by Jolee's. Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cake card

I thought I would share with you a  card I cut out using Wild Card Cricut cartridge. I then bent my stamp to the curve of the cake and heat embossed the border stamp. I then added rhinestones to make it festive. Thanks for looking.



Monday, February 6, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #3






This week starts a new challenge at Chalk-Ah-lot Cafe. All you need to do is create a card with a sentiment. From now on you have to use chalks from Stamp N Plus Scrap N. These chalks are amazing. I haven't been able to put them down since they arrived. If you're not interested in spending thousands of dollars into Copic markers or can't seem to get the techniques down, I would say try powdered chalk for all your coloring is of images. It works that well.
Our new challenge is to USE A SENTIMENT.
Here is my card I made using a triple teapot stamp and chalk/paint combo to color them in. The stamps can be found at Stamp Affair.

Here's my card. Thanks for looking. 





Robyn's Fetish Challenge #93

This week at Robyn's Fetish Challenge our theme is a recipe:

2 patterned papers
1 ribbon
1 die cut or punch
1 bling

We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish where I got this lovely lily image.


The second patterned paper is a little tough to see but it's there. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.



Saturday, February 4, 2012

Multiple Blog Candy/giveaways

I found this great Blog Candy and wanted to share with you. Check out the Ranger Industries garb. You know how much I dig them.
All you have to do is become a follower of Livas crafts, make a blog post and then comment on which project on her blog is your favorite. That was the hardest part because she has so many beautiful works of art. Stop over there and check it out. Candy ends Feb 27th.




My second blog candy find for this morning to share with you wonderful people is by Donna. She is offering a lovely array of scrappy or card making goodness for her 1st blogoversary. Check out her BLOG and become a follower to win this fabulous candy. It ends Feb 12th




Audrey is having blog candy on her blog as well. I have been a follower of hers for the longest time. She produces so many cards I can't imagine what her back stock must look like. Unless people are lucky enough to receive them. 
You must become a follower of her blog and you have to pay for shipping, which that is totally understandable and a really good idea. I pay way too much in shipping sometimes. Here is a picture of the goods:



Crafty Carley is having a blog candy give away once she reaches 1000 followers. I was number 450 so spread the word and get her numbers up there. Check out the candy below:


Fabulous blog candies make me want to do a giveaway too. I am going to the shop today and will see if something strikes me for a give away. Best wishes.