Stampendous Floral Challenge

Hello folks,

Maybe you already know this but I have a confession – I love florals. It’s pretty, it’s happy, it’s girly … what’s not to like? Here’s one for ya!

I made this WAY back in March or April for Michael’s Stamptember month in September – but I totally forgot to post it. The Stampendous Jumbo Dahlia was stamped on sticky back canvas and colored with Copic Markers. The canvas was matted with cardstock and a May Arts triple looped twine bow added to the lower half. The entire image panel was then side matted with K & Co tag and then onto the card base.

Florals is also this month’s Stampendous challenge – I know you all have flower stamps, so get working! You don’t have to use Stampendous images but if your flowers come from Stampendous, your entry will count double. Please have your submissions linked to our linky tool below by 11:59pm PDT on October 31, 2012. You may enter as many times as you like.


Just us

Good morning everyone!

This layout makes my heart swoon!! Actually it’s the 2 little short ones that makes my heart swoon – but I love any layout with them in it ♥ No more words for how swoony I feel – must be a mother kinda thing. 1 is born at Thanksgiving and the other at X’mas and 2 days before my my own b’day – so they are my Thanksgiving and b’day/X’mas gifts. Why do I say that? Because this is the last week to enter into the Stampendous gift challenge!

Here ya go … doesn’t that make you want to go awwww … They’re just playing and he is just shoving the Nuk into everyone’s mouth ;)

Here are some details of how I did the page:


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, My Mind’s Eye

Stamp: Stampendous

Ink: Ranger

Buttons: Dress it up

Chipboard hearts: Fancy Pants

Vellum Hearts: Black Ink

Tab: American Craft

Stickers: American Craft

Washi Tape: K & Co

Pinking Shears: Fiskars

Die: Spellbinders

Die cut machine: Sizzix

Thread: Gutterman

Sewing Machine: Kenmore

Adhesive: Scotch



  1.  Attach multi-colored stripped patterned paper onto layout background.
  2. Die cut eyelet circle and trim top and bottom edge of a strip of grey cardstock with pinking shears. Decorate top edge with washi tape.
  3. Attach photos to stripped panel. Tuck die cut eyelet circle under left photo and embellished grey cardstock under right photos. Add journaled tab to left photo.
  4. Roughly sew multiple lines to resemble tree truck and branches vertically through the middle of the page.
  5. Stamp kids swinging on both sides of the layout.
  6. Randomly decorate tree branches with hearts to create a variety of texture and dimension.

Now go scrap your awwww moments while I admire my children.


Dad & Me

Good morning folks,

Just to switch things around and in honor of National Scrapbooking day today, I’m sharing a layout and a 2 pager at that. Sometimes I make a matching 2 pager with a design that flows directly from one to another, and sometimes, like this one, its meant to go together (similar pics, colors, story etc) but could also different enough to stand alone. That’s the beauty of scrapbooking, I think – there are no rules – just do whatever that makes you happy.

Here it is – the layout makes me happy and the people in it makes me happy too:

Don’t forget there is a new Stampendous challenge this month as well – simply make a gift, gift set or a gift card holder and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, May 31 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Cling Jumbo Tropical Garden stamp set:

Be sure to check out what my teammates have created for the challenge or to commemorate National Scrapbook Day today!

Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!

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Enjoy your art!


Celebration at CMC Classroom

Hello everyone!

It’s time for another challenge at CMC Copic challenge … this week’s theme is “Celebration”.

Yup! I got it right this week … even though I made a Halloween card! It’s mighty early for a Halloween card but it’s my favorite celebration of the year – all the candy, decorating, fun without the hosting and cooking. Sure – you can eat candy for dinner.

My paper is from We R Memory Keeper, Black and white polka dots is washi tape from K & Co. My bat is from Bazzill and my candy is from Martha Stewart. My girl witch image is from The Pixie Cottage stamps.

Please go here to enter in the challenge. You can use any image you want as long as they are colored with any alcohol markers AND fit the theme of course. Your card must also be newly created.

The winner of this challenge will win digi stamps from The Pixie Cottage and when you play along the entire month (just 2 cards), you are also entered into the monthly drawing for the shopping spree at Oozak. How can you beat two prize opportunities – head on over to be inspired and get to coloring.