Today we here at the Boutique are sponsoring the challenge over at Sew Many Challenges, up for grabs is 5 FREE images of winner's choice. To be eligible you must enter your card over on SMC blog.
Now we were thrown a slight curve ball this am, as challenge is to make a Father's Day card without using color blue. We here at TSB didn't know this little tidbit of info, so we gave our DT these 2 adorable beach babies to work with. All I can say is check out how Jan, Lorie, and Rhonda rocked using these summer inspired images. It's between 80-90 here in MO and these wonderful cards make me want to head to the beach! To pick up these fabulous images, head over to the store and they can be found here.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
My name is April Lower and I'm currently at SAHM of 2 wonderful children. My son is 5 and my daughter is 2. I have been married to my highschool sweetheart for 13 years. My husband is active duty Air Force and we currently live in Germany. We have lived here for about 4 years and in Nov. we will be moving on and going back to Guam! We are very excited about this move...we LOVE Guam! I am currently taking college courses to get my degree in Psychology, that has been the only thing I have ever really wanted to do with my life next to being a teacher. Of course if I could just craft and make good money at it...I'd do that for the rest of my life. But as of right now, it's just my passion and a hobby! I began stamping about 8 years ago when a friend turned me on to SU! I have been venturing out with other companies and fell in love with digis! I am so super excited to be part of this DT team...I love love love the images and the girls so far have been wonderful! You will see LOTS of glitter from me...I love anything and everything that sparkles! I'm very much a girly girl!
Check out more of April's work on her blog Stamping-Crafting-Creating.
My name is Michele Greenwood and I'm looking for a 12-step stamping program - LOL! I have been married for 18 years and we are blessed with 3 children, two girls and one boy, ages 14, 12 and 10. I work outside the home and stay very busy with all the children's sporting and extra curricular activities. I originally started with scrapbooking several years ago, but somewhere along the line I stumbled across immediate gratification of creating a card. I've been addicted ever since...and those scrapbooks? They haven't seen much love!
I love to color with Copics; however, for this particular card I used pencils & odorless mineral spirits. I consider my stamping style fun, whimsical and typically feminine, although this particular card was made for my boss's birthday.
I am graciously honored to work with The Stamping Boutique; we're going to have a great time!!
Check out more of Michele's work on her blog Whimsical Creations
My name is Donna Espiritu from Manila, Philippines but currently living in the Middle East (for just about 6 months now) with my husband who's working here. I am a SAHW, still wishing and praying to be blessed with a little angel of our own. My husband is very supportive of my "hobby", which like any other crafty stories, later turned into obsession :P I am a traditional scrapbooker at heart, dabbled into digital and hybrid just a couple of years ago. Never thought of myself as a card-maker, ever. If I were asked a year ago if I can see myself finish a card/week I'd say NO way :D I really find card making difficult! Until now, I am still amazed on how much I've grown to love this other side of paper crafting. With scrapbooking, I love doodling, paint, inks and using "scraps" from my scraps :D I've incorporated these into my card-making style as well. You'd see bits and pieces of the same paper in my cards/projects many times :) Oh and I use watercolor, colored pencils/pens for my images. I am hoping to get myself some Copic markers in the near future - yeah, I've never ever used one. :D
Check out more of Donna's work on her blog My Scrapbox.
My name is Aletha and I live in Tulsa, OK. I was raised in Claremore, OK. I am married to a very supportive husband who is an artist also. He is a well known writer/editor in the energy business.
I also have two grown children, a daughter and son. Our daughter and son-in-law has blessed us with two grandsons, 15 and 12 years old. Our son married in 2009 to a wonderful young lady. And he just graduated from Oklahoma University’s Law School. We are so proud of both of them!
I am a self-taught artist all around. My husband calls it “raw talent.” I was a graphic/print production artist in the old days…meaning that my art was all done manually. There were no computers involved. And I had no formal training in any of the creative areas that I have worked in through the long years. It was all “on-the-job-training.”
Now, I get to concentrate on my creative side. As of November 2009 I became disable and unable to work outside the home. I am on oxygen 24/7. So, with the supportive husband that I have and my disability check (finally), I am thankful to say that I am a very lucky artist. I am able to practice more each day. I am truly blessed.
I am so excited to be part of The Stamping Boutique’s design team. This is a very talented group of artists. And we get to work with Tracey’s imagination. Let the creativity roll!
I do have a blog at http://ajsdesigns.blogspot.com. Please stop by sometime. And I really appreciate followers.
Check out more of Aletha's work on her blog AJ's Designs.
Hi my name is Ellen and I am married to a wonderful man, I have 3 grown kids, 2 son's and a daughter and our Emmy , she just turned 5, and we have Sabrina ,( my Squidget) She is14. I have 8 grandkids and one Angel, 7 of them are my Daughters children.Our Angel was my Son Joel's son, He was named Joel Jr., I have become a SAHM to Emmy and I am loving it!!
Check out more of Ellen's work on her blog Tink Time.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Well I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend! Today we would like to introduce several more of the talented designers that have joined "The Boutique Team"-make sure to check their blogs for more details on the fantastic 1st projects they have made for The Stamping Boutique!
My name is Ashley. I love making cards and coloring images. Scrapbooking is also a hobby of mine. I have been paper crafting since I was 16 years old (although my style has changed quite a bit ). I am 25 years old and live in Indiana. I am happily married to Brent and I am blessed to be a SAHM to Aiden, who will turn 2 this September. During nap times I LOVE sneaking away to play in my craft room. When I am not making cards or scrapbooking I love making video tutorials, teaching copic classes, and cooking/baking, updating my blog for friends and family, and trying to learn how to sew!
Check out more of Ashley's work on her blog Scrappin Ashley.
Hi my name is Carla and I have been making cards since March of 2009 and scrapbooking off and on for about four years- what started out as a mere hobby has now become an obsession! I love the outlet to create and share with others. I have two adorable pugs and a very understanding husband. I enjoy working with both digital images and traditional stamps as well.... my favorite colors are pinks and oranges and aquas ... depending on my mood! I also like to read and shop and swap on SCS! I am thrilled to be a part of The Stamping Boutique team!
Check out more of Carla's work on her blog Carla's Corner.
My name is Robyn and I've been into crafting for as long as I can remember. I find it very rewarding. I have only been card crafting for several months. It's become my new obsession. I have found card making to be my source of diversion from life's everyday stress. I have two children (or shall I say young adults). I live in Philadelphia with my hubby, children and three dogs.
Check out more of Robyn's work on her blog Coloring Within the Lines
Hello from sunny Arizona my name is Jan. I've been interested in crafting since I was a little girl. My Mom taught me how to sew at a very young age, we spent many hours together creating all kinds of fun stuff. Even as a girl I loved to take pictures and put them in photo albums, way before we had any of the awesome goodies we work with now!
In 2004 after all the scrapbooks were up to date I was introduced to rubber stamping and haven't looked back! I seem to be leaning heavily toward digi stamps these days, I love being able to re size and print them and the instant gratification thrills me. Not to mention they don't take up any space in my shared kitchen craft area!
I'm a SAHM with two grade school age children who also have a love for crafts. My husband is very supportive of my craftiness and enables me by making stuff to hold all my goodies. I teach weekly paper crafting classes in my home to a fun group of local women and I'm on the blog team for Operation Write Home. A non profit organization of card makers that make and send hand made cards to our troops.
Check out more of Jan's work on her blog She's Gone Stampin'.
Hi I am Jackie Semark and I live in Kent, UK, with my wonderful companion, a border collie cross. I have 3 grown up children, and 3 grandchildren.
I started crafting about 5 years ago, trying out most things along the way, (as you do)... decoupage, pergamano (not very successfully, lol), etc, and finally stamping, although stamping the image was never the problem... knowing what to do with it thereafter was.. however, after a few (ok a lot) of trial and error, testing out waterpaints, various gel pens,marvy la plumes, etc etc..... and then I stumbled across... copics !!! I now have to admit to being totally in LOVE with my copics, (water colours were so much cheaper, I should have stuck to those lol).
I spend as much time as I can in my little craft room creating .. I love to take part in challenges and am blog hopping mad... spending far too many hours just gazing at other peoples wonderful creations.. and yes I still strive to be much much better at putting colour to paper. Thats the joy of crafting... always room for improvement. Crafting to me.. is not a just a hobby or pasttime... its an obsession... :) hugs J xx
Check out more of Jackie's work on her blog Day in the Life of.....
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I'm going to do something a little different with this "Cynthia Fairy" I'm going to offer her for free to everyone who joins our group at PaperCraftPlanet
Just send me an e-mail so I know you've joined and I'll get her right over to you.(firstname.lastname@example.org) When we reach 300 members, she'll be free for everyone! (keeping my fingers crossed that we'll reach 300) I hope you enjoy her and have a beautiful summer evening!