Saturday, September 17, 2011

Let's Meet Lawren

Hello everyone, my name is Lawren Fowlkes. I live in Central Florida, land of Mickey Mouse and it is hot, hot, hot here right now.

I have been crafting for a long time. My first craft was sewing, my mother taught me at a young age and I have been sewing ever since. I eventually got into scrapbooking and that seemed to take over my hobbies.

I have one daughter who is usually the subject of most of my scrapbooking. I have been scrapbooking about 10 years and card making for about 4 years. In addition to my paper crafts I also, crochet, knit, read fiction books and hoard paper crafting supplies.

From the first moment I saw The Stamping Boutique images; I became a fan! I am so excited to be a part of the team here at The Stamping Boutique and I can’t wait to get started.

For her  project she used
Tooth fairy Cynthia and created a mini pizza box to hold all the little teeth from that her daughter keeps losing. LOL! I love this color combo and how she framed the image.  What to see more of Lawren's fantastic work?  Head over to her blog AHobby-holic and become a follower today!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Our oh so snobby princess is back!

She back and kissing her Christmas presents. Well what did we expect? Typical Princess Jennifer Latte. LOL!

I bought the most beautiful Crate Paper Christmas paper and really wanted a new image to use with it. So I decided to do a new PJL. I just thought that I should have put some mistletoe hanging above her, but it's too late now. Darn! Well, I'm off to start my project. I just might post it if it's any good.
Have a super day!!!!!
Get PJL kissing her presents here...

Let's Meet Rene'

I live in a small town called Dundee in Sunny South Africa, I have been married to my amazing hubby Ray for 13 years and we have 3 gorgeous sons, Caide - 12, Bryce - 10 and Jamie 4. I love them all to bits, they certainly keep me on my toes!!
My papercrafting journey began in 2005 when I discovered scrapbooking, and cardmaking followed a few years later. I really enjoyed this hobby, but since discovering Copics, it has become a passion of mine!! I also love keeping my blog, and have made so many new friends through it!! I also love to knit, quilt, spend time in my garden, and when I have the energy, excercise!!
I am so excited to be a part of the team here at The Stamping Boutique, I LOVE Tracey's images!!

 Rene' is starting us off with a lovely creation (left) today using the "tulips" image and it can be found here in the store. There are so many wonderful elements on this card, where do I start?  Distressed edges on pink paper, little bit of stitching, nice pop with that floral paper, etc.  I think my fave part is how she framed her image, it just really makes it stand out!  Who wouldn't love to receive this beauty, perfect for almost any occassion!

Now hold on to your socks as this "thanks so much card" (below) is the card Rene' submitted for the DT call and you can see why we selected her. WOW that yellow just POPS of the page and a color I seldom use, but she has made it work in all the right ways! Great overall design, spectacular coloring and a perfect finishing touch with that little tag make me wish I got this beauty in my mailbox! Want to pick up this image called "daisy's", you can find it in store here!

Want to follow Rene'? If you can't wait to see more head over to her blog Stamping in Sunny SA and become a follower!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Let's Meet Melissa

I am a SAHM to three boys, ages 7, 4 and 1. I have a wonderful husband who has become very tolerant of my creative addiction. :) I live in the Midwest and love the change of seasons! I used to work full-time as a dental hygienist, but that has become very part time for now while we raise our little ones. I'm enjoying the opportunity to explore my creative side! :) Life is busy, but there is always time for the things you love! Crafting is one of those things for me! I can't wait to meet everyone and start creating!

Melissa has started off with a bang creating this wonderful card (left) featuring "Moose" which you can find in the store here.  I love this clean and simple design with the image as the focus and the piercing around image is just the perfect touch!

This beautifull card below she has whipped up for our Birthday Challenge going on this month. It features the image "Little Girl with a Balloon" and can be found here in store. Perfect paper choices and the overall design make this card pop and who doesn't love a little sparkle on that balloon!

Want to follow Melissa?  Well head over to her blog "Smudges in Time" and become a follower!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

So much happening at TSB, Won't you join the fun?

Happy Hump Day!

Edited: Wow that was quick, congrats to Kath Hernandez on being lucky #1700, so I am updating this so now we are going for 1750 and that's when next prize will be awarded!

We just a reached 1700 followers away, now with it being our birthday month I would love to see us reach 2000 followers  If you have not signed up as a follower yet, now is the time! Who will be lucky #1750? How about a little contest? Tell all your friends about TSB and to become a follower, have them leave a comment saying "I was referred by..." Lucky #1750 will receive a special surprise and if you referred them, you get same prize!!!

So with all that being said there will be a FREE image given every time we reach a new level (1800, 1850, etc.). So get to referring your friends so we can all get FREE images!!!

I know you have all been waiting patiently to see who we have selected for our new design team to be joining our existing gals!  We would first like to thank all those that have applied, we appreciate you sharing your talents with us and hope o see you play along with us in future!

TSB Challenge Team:
#26 Kelly Haberstroh
#11 Melissa
#9 Julia
#27 Elizabeth
Audrey E.

#28 Sue
#31 Arielle
#22 Jenn
#20 Jerusha
#13 Ali
#18 Rene'
#10 Dragonlady
#5 Sandy
#12 Jessica
#8 Terri

If you see your name on this list Congrats and we cannot wait to work with you!  Please email me (Christy) at so I can get you all the details!

Have you played along with our birthday challenge yet? If not what are you waiting for, there are FREE images up for grabs!!! Check out all the details here!

Don't forget today is "One Buck Wednesday" and you can see what is on sale TODAY only here

Have you joined in by adding our button to your blog for just another chance to win FREE images?  If not check out how to do that here.

Don't forget about our monthly challenge, all you have to do is use a TSB image to be entered to win FREE images or guest designer spot!  Details can be found here!

Our new challenge was posted yesterday and the DT has created some fab projects to inspire, come and join in as we would love to see your creations (no TSB image required). See details and link up here!

Christy Dillman, TSB Store Manager

TSB birthday cards!!!!!

I received the most wonderful package in the mail! I don't even know how they did this, but my design team (past and present) got together and all sent me birthday cards to celebrate TSB's 2nd birthday. One after the other I opened them and just wanted to cry. I think it's the nicest thing anyone's ever done. Thank you so very much everyone. I love you all!!!!!
Christy Dillman, Debbie Kozlowski, Jeanne Kupsh, Lorie Ames, Heather Strenzwilk, Jenn Scull, Stacie Gorse, Rhonda Zmikly, Maria, Matter, Jan Hunnicut, Michele Greenwood, Genevieve Samson, Patricia St. Martin, Dardi Kemp, Andrea Cloutier, Aletha Williams, Miranda van den Bosch and Pat Pearson.

One Buck Wednesday!

Today's "One Buck Wednesday" deal is...
"Christmas/Winter" which is located under "Seasonal/Holiday. All Christmas/Winter images are one buck for today only!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Challenge #15~Recipe and Winner AND redraw!!

Well good morning everyone! Are you all enjoying our month long celebration for TSB birthday? What a great opportunity to win some free digi's!! Hopefully you all won't get too lost navigating around the challenge blog this month with so much going on but Christy has done a great job at adding tabs at the top to help you easily find what you are looking for!

I'm going to start off this week with a redraw for Challenge #13....didn't hear back from the winner so you get a second opportunity to win!!!

CHALLENGE #13~Redraw Winner is:

Shoot me an email with your choice of 3 images that you would like from the store!! Congrats!!!

Now let's do our winner for challenge #14 and our Top 3

Challenge #14 WINNER:

Congrats on your win! Please send me an email with your choice of 3 images from the store!


Congrats ladies....your work was just stunning!!! And I must say I really love going through all of your projects and seeing TSB images!!! You know that get's you entered into the drawing two times right????


4~different colors
3~different embellishments
2~different DP's
1~digital image (please note I said DIGITAL image ;-) )

Let's see what the fabulous DT came up with!!

Well....I'm really starting to run out of things to say about her projects because her work is just stunning and amazing to me! Let's just say she never disappoints!!!!
Image: Cleopatra

Christy L:
Sooo cute with her cynthia...what could be better then cake and ice cream cones!!!

Christy D:
So stinkin' pretty. I just love these colors and of course the ever so popular pinwheel. I love when someone does CAS cards because that is one of my biggest challenges personally.

Lawren: (psssst....she's a new DT girl ;-) )
What a way to introduce yourself huh?! Fantastic coloring and great color combo!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

"Freebie for our Fabulous Followers" is a brand new image this week!

I just finished this up and thought I'd post it as this week's freebie. I appreciate you all so much! I hope you know that! Thank you for 2 wonderful years of The Stamping Boutique!!!
(He's only available for 24 hours-If you missed him, become a follower and don't miss another one!)