Thursday, September 29, 2011

Winner of the Back to School Blog Hop

And the winner is (chosen randomly from all of the comments from day one and two):

Cathie w said...
very cute TFS!!!! cathie

Inspired Stamps Christmas Card

I made this cute little Christmas card using the Inspired Stamps Me and My House Set. It's a cute little set that includes this scripture, which I though was perfect for Christmas.

I love using red and black for Christmas Cards because it looks so crisp. I cut the mats with my Cricut, each one 1/2" smaller than the last. I think it looks really cute!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sweet Stamping Treats Sneak Peek

Today I'm showing off a sneak peek at the new stamps from Sweet Stamping Treats. This is such a Boo-tiful card.

This is the new Boo Greetings Stamp. It's just perfect for Halloween! Aren't you just dying to buy it?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dollar Digi Sale!

If you are looking for the Back to School Blog Hop Day 2 post please click here!

Hi all! There is a new Dollar Digi Sale Image on the Sweet Stamping Treats Blog. This stamp will be on sale for only $1 for the next 30 days.  
Its perfect for fall, but I just couldn't use it that way. I started too, as you can see from this mostly colored image:

But then I realized my creation would look just like the others on the blog and I can't have that! So I changed it up a bit.

I cropped the photo to just have the flower from the image, and then I used it to create this fun summer time card using Echo Park's Sweet Summertime paper and a few of their stickers. I hope you like it.

Happy Crafting,


Back to School Blog hop Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the Back to School Blog hop! If you have arrived here from Christina's blog  you are in the right place!

Today I did my science notebook! I was actually fairly good at science in school. This cut came from Cursive 101. I also though about using this beaker for some Halloween cards! I think it came out nicely. The background paper reminds me of the old nuclear symbols, so I though it was appropriate. And of course I added a little ribbon to tie it shut with.

And now for the blog candy! What blog hop would be complete with out candy? Today I'm giving away these stamps!

Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win. You must be a follower!

Your next stop is Dena

And here is the entire line up in case you get lost

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Back to School Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to my blog and the back to school blog hop. If you arrived from Christina's blog you are in the right place.

I always loved to customize my books when I was a kid. I remember covering them with one of those brown bags from the grocery store and then going to town coloring on the cover. Now that I'm a grown up and I have my Cricut it's a lot less work!

I took this composition book that you can get at almost any store this time of year:
And spiced it up a little!
No one will mistake this for their math notes! I got the striped paper from a VERY old DCWV paper stack (we are talking 5 years here). and the trim piece is from a scrap of MME paper. The book stack and the word MATH are from the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge.

And yes I do have blog candy, which I will reveal to you tomorrow (so you have to come back). But your comments today will count as an entry to win. Remember you must be a follower!

Your next stop is Dena.

And Here is the entire line up in case you get lost

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Inspired Stamps Fall Thank You Card

Well, I told you before that Inspired Stamps had some great pumpkins on their new releases, and here they are! I just love them because they are simple and you can use them in so many ways.

I did a lot of layering on this card to give it dimension, which you can see from the side view:

I pop-dotted the base under the pumpkins, then I cut out and colored the middle pumpkin and added that as an extra layer. I really like the way it looks. I hope you will check them out. These stamps are from the Fall Gratitude set that you can find in the Inspired Stamps store.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Guest Designer for Canadian Nickel Scrap'n

Hi! My name is Amber and my blog is Pixichick Papercrafts. Who am I? I'm a crazy crafter who has taken over an entire room in my house with crafting! At least my hubby doesn't mind because he knows were to find me. I love to make cards, decorations, and scrapbook pages for myself and all of my friends. Besides crafting I am a do-it-yourself home improvement nut. I'm currently working on re-texturing all of the ceilings in my house.

What am I up to? Well, I'm the design team coordinator for Sweet Stamping Treats, and I'm on the design team for Inspired Stamps, but stamping isn't even my real passion. I love my Cricut! Thanks to tons of sales and thrifty shopping I've accumulated over 60 cartridges. The hard part is staying within my budget.

What's new and exciting with me? Well, Sweet Stamping Treats will have a new design team starting in October, and I'm in a ton of blog hops coming up, including a back to school blog hop on the 23rd, and a Great Pumpkin Blog hop on October 31.

But for my project today I decided to go back to basics. I love making simple, versatile cards that can be used for any occasion. This is my fashonista card:

This card is perfect to give to any fashioista friend for a birthday, thank you, congratulations, or even a bridal shower.

I used paper from Chatter Box's Artsy.licious line because it has all kinds of sparkle from glitter to foil. The dress is from the Tie the Knot cartridge, and it's actually one of the accessory cuts for this dress, not the main image. The white base is a stamp image from the Base Camp cartridge, and the dress images are cut out inside of it. Then I mounted the different colors of paper to the back of the stamp so that these are showing through, not glued on top.

I hope you like my project, and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Winner of Susan's Birthday Bash Blog Hop

OMG! I totally forgot to announce my winner! I am so sorry I've just been so distracted lately. The winner is:

Heather said...
Wow those flowers are just awesome, I too would love to know how you did flower #1, and I am happy to say i am your newest follower thanks so much for sharing. God Bless Heather

Please send me an email at with your mailing address.

And for those of you who asked how I made the flower, I got it from the My Little Shoebox blog:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday - Masking

Click here if you are looking for the Inspired Stamps Sneak Peek

Today's Tipsy Tuesday post from Sweet Stamping Treats is about masking. Masking is a way to add a background to paper without coloring in the stamp. Normally you wold stamp the image on a piece of post-it or some other kind of sticky paper, but you can't do that with digi stamps.But you can still mask your project, which is what I did on my picture frame using the Violet Fairy stamp from the last blog hop.

I take a nice thin, light colored sticky-note and put it over the stamps so that I can trace out the shape of the stamp I want to mask.

This is what it looks like.Then the outline out of the sticky-note.

This image is a little larger than my sticky-note so I just took the sticky corners and used them to help me cover the entire image.

For this simple background I used a blue cats-eye chalk, and stamped it around the image until I liked the amount of color on it.
It looks like this.
Then I removed the post it.
And this is what my finished image looked like (before I framed it).

Happy Crafting!

Inspired Stamps Sneek Peek!

I've seen the new releases from Inspired Stamps! And they are cute. I just know you are going to love them. I made this card using the Thankful Boy stamp and a sentiment from the new Fall Gratitude set. Fall Gratitude has some cute pumpkins too that I can wait to use! I wanted this one to be more masculine, since I am always doing more feminine cards. I hope you like it.

The new stamps will be released on Friday, so be sure to check them out at the inspired stamp store.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Winner of Inspired Stamps Give away

Antoinette chose her winners for inspired stamps. The winner from my blog is:
Cathy said...
congratulations. I love the card. the little girl is so cute and I absolutely love the sentiment. crossing my fingers, would really love to add these stamps to my tiny collection:)

You have ONLY UNTIL FRIDAY (September 16th) 11:59pm to email Antoinette your mailing address AND your choice of His Little One stamp set from the online store,

Sweet Stamping Treats Referral Contest!

Sweet Stamping Treats Referral Contest is here! 

 Refer your friends to follow Sweet Stamping Treats and leave a comment on the SST blog telling SST that YOU sent them. Why? Because the person who sends Sweet Stamping Treats the most referrals will win their choice of 5 (yes I said 5) SST digi stamps. And one of the comments from the all of the referrals will also win one SST stamp. 

So tell your friends to follow and to leave a comment letting us know YOU sent them. The referral contest ends September 24th. So get to sharing this contest on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or email  and hopefully they can give away the  200 followers giveaway prizes too!

  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sweet Stamping Treats September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet Stamping Treats September Blog Hop! If you are arriving here from Lawren's blog you are in the right place. If you would like to start this hop from the beginning please go to We are showing off some of the fun creations that you can make with SST digi stamps. One hopper who comments on all of the blogs in the hop will win their choice of 3 SST  digi stamps, so be sure to check out all of the blogs on the hop. You must be a follower of SST to win.

And, since we are still waiting to give away our 200 followers give away prizes, we have come up with a new contest. We want you to refer your friends to follow SST! Why? Because the person who sends Sweet Stamping Treats the most referrals will win their choice of 5 (yes I said 5) SST digi stamps. And one of the comments from the all of the referrals will also win one SST stamp.  So tell your friends to follow and to leave a comment letting us know YOU sent them. The referral contest begins tomorrow, September 11, and end September 24. So share this contest on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or email so that we can give this fabulous prize, and hopefully our 200 followers give away prizes too!

My project today is not a card! Are you shocked? I though this stamp was so whimsical it would make a perfect picture:

This is the Violet Fairy stamp. I thought it would be a great decoration for a little girl's room. I colored in the stamp with my Copic Markers and then added Stickles in the flowers and on the fairy wings. You could put this one a frame. I used my Cricut to cut out this frame from Basic Grey paper and added a few rhinestones too it.

I hope you like my little project, and Happy Crafting!

Your next stop is Gina

Here is a list of all the blogs in our hop in case you get lost:

SST blog
Lawren - 
Amber -
Gina -
Jenn -
Jaime -

Friday, September 9, 2011

Desgin Team Call

If you like digital stamps and are interested in getting stamps for free in exchange for making projects check this out. Sweet Stamping Treats is having design team call! Only a few days left to send in your entry. Check them out.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Inspired Stamps Design Team

I'm so excited to announce that I've made another design team. This one is Inspired Stamps.The are so cute!
Inspired  Stamps is a new clear stamp company made right here in the USA with the highest quality photopolymer materials available. They specialize in Biblical Scripture Stamps, adorable colorable character stamps, sentiment stamps and scenic stamps. And here is my first card. I used Praying Girl and Lamentations 3:41 to created this one.

And, the owner of Inspired Stamps will be choosing a couple of lucky comment from the design team members blogs to win win the His Little Ones stamp set of their choice! The winners will be announced on Sunday.

So check them out at

Friday, September 2, 2011

Susan's Anything Goes Festive Birthday Bash Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Susan's Anything goes Festive Birthday Bash Blog Hop to celebrate Susan E. Bermudez's birthday with anything goes to celebrate her birthday whether it be a card, favor, banner, or that something special. Hope you enjoy our hop!!! So, please stop by and make sure to wish Susan a very Happy Birthday along with some bloggy love!!

Grand Prizes with Sponsors:
1. Karber Digital Images ( will offer blog candy to a random commenter of the blog hop :)
2. Jen's Digi Designs - $15 gift card for liking her Face Book page and commenting on Susan's page with a winner being chosen randomly :)

Also, please, be sure to stop by Staci McD's site ( as there will be a $20 gift card to Designs on Cloud 9 to one commenter on her blog.

Some of the blogs may be offering candy so be sure to leave your comments along the way and don't forget to give bloggy love!

My project today is a paper flower arrangement. I thought these flowers were fun to make. I chose pink and purple because those are Susan's favorite colors.

I stuck them in this cute gift bag because it was pink and purple with flowers and I think it goes perfectly with the flowers. Here is a close up of flower #1

I used these super cute metal brads as the centers of most of the flowers. And one thing I learned is to handle them quickly as I hot glued them on and they get HOT! And this is flower # 2:
And of course I'm giving away some blog candy! This stamp set. Yes, I know it's not mounted yet, but hey, it's never been used.=)

Just leave me a comment on this post to enter. You must be a follower to win.

Here are all of the blogs on today's hop:

Day 1: September 3, 2011
1. Lynne:
2. Amber:
3. Angie:
4. Becky:
5. Berenice:
6. Brenda:
7. Christel:
8. Cindy:
9. Deborah:
10. Erin:
11. Gina:
12. Kari:
13. Staci:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sweet Stamping Treats Color Challenge

This is my card for the Sweet Stamping Treats color challenge. The challenge was to use Read, Aqua, and a color of your choice. Check it out at

Happy Crafting!