Saturday, March 5, 2011

Let's Join the Circus! One Stop "Blog Hop"

Hello everyone! We'll be doing our blog hops on the first weekend of the month (unless there's a holiday) - just so you are aware. 

We're doing something a little different this weekend for our blog hop...we are doing a one-stop blog hop. All you have to do is take a look at the Design Team's creations and choose your favorite. Vote by posting the number of your favorite one in the comment section. We will add up the votes and the designer with the most votes WINS - and we will do a random draw from everyone that commented and THAT person will win too!

Here are the entries: 
(The number for voting is right above the card)

















Choose your favorite and we'll announce the winners on Sunday!
You will have until 11:59pm EST timezone to get your votes in and I'll post the winner on Monday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Emo Alice by Kalie Malnofski

This is my daughter's first image in her new line of Emo kids. She drew her at school today and was so proud to show her to me. She has 2 more kids ready for me to ink and scan for her (whew!) I'm going to be so busy with all my work and now trying to keep up with Kalie's. LOL! But, I'm very proud of her. Have a wonderful evening everyone!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge Sponsor

Are you ready to get a head start on all those Christmas projects so you are not rushing around last minute?  Well then this is the challenge for you, we are sponsoring a fun site called ABC Christmas Challenge. Their challenges are to help you prepare for the coming Christmas, as itt seems to be a common problem that Christmas creeps up on us every year!

Each challenge they work with a letter of the alphabet to create projects and this week the challenge is:
E for Embossing & Embellishments
Use dry or wet embossing and 3 embellishments on your project!
Miranda made this beauty using Puppy Surprise and is joining the ABC Christmas team as guest designer this week!

Sara has created is super adorable card using Natalie, she even added some fluff to her boots and outfit!

Kendra has used one of our top sellers called Snow friends, soft color pallet and wonderful snowflake embossing make this card a real treat! 
Crystal has used one of my personal favorites called Snowman Sign, see has she has cleverly used bling on the sign and traditional Christmas colors make this card a perfect holiday surprise I would love to receive in my mailbox! 

So come on over to ABC Christmas Challenge to see the wonderful projects of the ABC team and get a head start on your holiday projects!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Stamping Boutique's FIRST CHALLENGE!!

I am so excited this morning. Today we are starting TSB challenges and I have some wonderful challenges and some outstanding inspiration for all of you so be sure you join us every other Tuesday for a new challenge, challenge winners, and most importantly inspiration from our DT!!!

Just a few little blah blah blah things before we get started!
~The challenges for now will be bi-weekly until we get the numbers up and then we will go to weekly challenges so be sure to check in every other Tuesday for the new challenge
~We will have winners. The winner of the 5 images will be picked by random drawing. I will also be picking the 3 favorites for that challenge and will have a button for you to add to your blog to show off that you have awesome crafting skills
~All the rules are on the sidebar so please take a quick minute to look over them. I wouldn't want anyone to be disqualified because the rules weren't followed!
~If you can't find the current challenge (this blog is very busy so we don't want the challenge to get lost) you can always find it by hitting the tab along  the top that says "current challenge" for the FUN!!!

The Stamping Boutique
T(texture) S(sparkle) B(buttons)
I thought there was no better way to start off the challenges then by using  the letters of TSB. So for your projects (they do NOT have to be cards...and scrapbooking is encouraged) I want to see some texture, lots of sparkle (I love sparkle), and buttons.
Can you handle that? Let's see how the DT handled this challenge!!!

Christy D.:
OMGoodness....this is such an amazing scrapbook layout. I just love all those buttons and the texture of the dots AND.....
this adorable bunny!!!! You can find this bunny in the should hop on over and get it!!!

I love how the house is featured in the circle cut out and that border....sooo cute!

If this isn't a fabulous girly card I don't know what is!!! And princess Jennifer Latte is always a favorite. Lovin' all the sparkle!

Wow....she used one of the new Cynthia images and this card is just amazing! If you enlarge this picture you can see that it looks almost like pieces of sugar candy on the cake...looks good enough to eat (in my opinion ;-) )

I am very much in love with thes fantastic roses with the little pearls in them...stunning!

Jeanne: this is what I call SPARKLE!!! I mean if you can't see it from this picture. Take a look at this one down below
AMAZING right?!

What a fantastic monocromatic card. This really makes me want a good latte...all those lush browns and creams together!!

Another scrapbook page....I am so blessed to have scrappers on this DT. I love that we can show that TSB images are not just for cards but can be used for ANYTHING. I love these layers...all the papers  behind it the main image is just great and do you see The Stamping Boutique image? It's the pinwheel journaling's fantastic right? Tracey just put these in the store...I know you want one!!!

Wow....are you as inspired as I am right now? These girls are just amazing and TSB is very lucky to have such a wonderful group of talented girls!!!
I really hope you will join us this week and all the weeks following for our challenges. We look forward to YOU inspiring us now!!!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Shabby Tea Room Sponsor

Have you checked out  The Shabby Tea Room? Well they are a cute little challenge blog that we happen to be sponsoring this week!  Our challenge this week was " Classic Elegance"-use this photo for inspiration along with the colors RED, WHITE or CREAM, and BLACK!

Prize this week is once again 5 FREE images of winner's choice, so make sure to join the challenge here.

Jenn has created this spectacular card (left) using Matroyshka Doll 2, she has used a wonderful card design. 

Kecia has used Picket Fence to create this gorgeous card (right), don't you love all those white dots and gingham ribbon.

Heide has created this pretty card (left) using Pantry Shelf, I love the way she has framed this image! 

Collette has created fabulous card (right) using Magic of Pretend, don't you love the fun technique she used for her background?

Suzi has created a show stopper with her card, combining 4 images- Farm Window, Pantry Shelf, Farm Pantry, and Spring Cleaning Audrey.  She has created a wonderful scene here and shows just how versatile digital images are to work with!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Little girl-Once Upon A Time

Good morning,
This is a revision of an image that I just wasn't happy with. I made her a little girl instead of a fairy and some other changes. I"m much happier with her. I left her long hair plain for the Copic lovers to use your blending skills. I know you like your open spaces. :D Have a wonderful Sunday!

Quirky Crafts Sponsor

Are you ready to see just how versatile The Stamping Boutique images can be?  Well for the challenge we are sponsoring over at Quirky Crafts we were put to the test to think outside the box and get that creativity flowing.

The challenge is Alice in Wonderland - a project based on something from the Alice in Wonderland book, whether that is playing cards, a white rabbit, tea party etc.
So when I asked the Quirky Crafts team what images they would like to work with, they weren't sure any in store would work.  So I put on my thinking cap and came up wit a few ideas:
1. Birthday Bunny- reminds me of the un-birthday/ March Hare tea party

2. Magic of Pretend- a little girl having a tea party

3. Chair- reminds me of the big chair Alice sits in at tea party

4 Picket fence- the gate Alice comes through to tea party

5. Apron- You can't have Alice without the apron

6. Butterfly Friend- the big toad stool she is using for umbrella

We also have recipe cards which would be perfect for your fave tea recipe.  Well Suzi stepped up to the challenge and created the perfect card for this challenge.  She used  Audrey sitting and combined it with Audrey's chair.  How fun is that checkered floor and tea pot, embossing is also great touch that make this card so Alice!

So come join the challenge and let us see your creativity, once again images are up for grabs!  Remember there are only a couple days left to get your TSB projects entered in our monthly challenge, details can be found here.