Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SBS Olympics 2012 - Familiar Throwing

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Hello, all! Today's SBS Olympic Event is Familiar Throwing!

Familiar Throwing you say?? Yes today's challenge is all about our special friends, our familiars; What's Yours? A black cat, white owl, slithering snake, or a furry little rodent?? Whatever it is, it's time to start throwing them!!

For all the details, DT inspiration samples, rules, and prizes; please visit the SCC Blog.

And here is my sample for the Familiar Throwing Event:

You Throw Me Card. This is the fantastic Marcy Mummy throwing her familiar Moses. They are from the Spunky Spooks collection at Simply B Stamps.

Supplies: brown cardstock, brick embossing folder, Cuttlebug, papers from Echo Park, ribbon, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and Copics.

Here is a close up of the card, showing that there is a spring under the larger Moses image.

I hope you enjoyed my card and that you will participate over at the SCC Blog for the SBS Olympics!

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Monday, July 30, 2012

SBS Olympics 2012 - Coffin Racing

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Hello, all! Time for the next SBS Olympic Event! Today the event is Coffin Racing!

Time to put your Broomsticks away, and get those Coffins out, and get racing. Remember you just need to use a SBS image and some sort of Coffin Racing; Does your Coffin have wheels or oars??

To check out the DT inspiration samples, rules, details, and prizes; please visit the SCC Blog.

This is my Coffin Racing sample, hope you enjoy it!

Enjoy the Ride Card. This lovely lady is Verity Vamp and her little bat friend is Boris. They are from the Spunky Spooks collection at Simply B Stamps. The coffin and oar are from old coloring book pages. The images were colored with Copics and the alphas are from Thickers.

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Punky Scraps is Back Blog Hop!

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We are back soon and here is what we have in store for you.....
  • Smaller Punky Teams
  • Blog Hop
  • New Quirky Challenges
  • Fabulously Punky Prizes
  • Special Guests
  • The chance to win a guest spot each month
  • a chance to win a spot on THE REBEL TEAM!!

Hello, all! I am so happy to announce that the Punky Scraps Challenge Blog is back! Everyone had a nice, and some a well-deserved, vacation. Now, most of us are back to continue with the fun! I have collected a few of my layouts with some of my favorite techniques on them to share with you.

Baby Mine Layout. In this layout, the technique I used was masking. I used opaque white ink to ink over a clock mask to give the page a dreamy look. I love masks because they can be so versatile and can be of great use when wanting to add layering.

Eva Layout. In this layout, the favorite technique is misting. I used misting on the fans to change them into colors that I found more appealling. I use mists to change the colors of papers, flowers, ribbons, and other embellishments to get a better match.

Hatter Layout. Here I used glazing to make everything a predominant red. The page was for a monochromatic challenge and I really wanted to make sure that everything that was red was the same color. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Be Positive here.

Pa Layout. Probably my all-time favorite technique in scrapping is making flourishes with Liquid Pearls. I use Liquid Pearls and craft plastic to make my own flourishes to match my layouts. If you see my work often, you'll see that I use them a lot.

Follow the links to visit all the blogs!

Punky Blog www.punkyscraps.blogspot.com
Kat www.kraftykat9.blogspot.com
Misty Russell www.myscraptherapy.com/
Leah Farqhuarson GUEST www.amusing-to-create.blogspot.co.uk/
Kerry Lambourne www.socksandscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Jaine Drake GUEST www.craftydrake.blogspot.com/
Marie Johansson www.gulavillanivallen.blogspot.com/
Lisa Saunders GUEST www.scrappyfairies.blogspot.com/
Michelle Hernandez www.myanaloglife.blogspot.com/
Tammy Wade www.mumto2angels.blogspot.com/
Wendy Morris GUEST www.scrapnspire.blogspot.co.uk
Sarah Pettersson www.snorsk.blogspot.com/
Celina Matthews www.scrapvamp.blogspot.com/ <--You are here-->
Sarah Hurley GUEST www.sarahhurley.blogspot.com/
Amy Lassiter www.sparklinggnome.wordpress.com/
Emilie Chamel GUEST www.emiliesscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Ashley Van Etten www.ashleyvanetten.blogspot.com/
Jolanda Simons www.jolandascrapsels.blogspot.com/
Louise Nelson GUEST www.louise-justloolabelle.blogspot.co.uk/
Natalie www.njmacs.blogspot.com

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

SBS Olympics 2012 - Battling Broomsticks

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Hello, all! Today's SBS Olympics event is: Battling Broomsticks!

So Did you manage to out run the Zombies Yesterday? No need to run today tho, as today's challenge is 'Battling Broomsticks'; create a project featuring a SBS image and some sort of Broomstick Battle, it could be a duel, or a race, whatever springs to mind, the skys the limit.

For all the details, DT inspiration samples, and information, please visit the Simply Challenged Challenge Blog.

This is my sample for the Battling Broomsticks Event:

Fast & Fabulous Card. These witches aren't fast and furious, they're fast and fabulous! (oh, snap!) Lol. I used the Witchy Wednesday stamp from Simply B Stamps for this card. I love her sassy tip o' the hat.

Supplies: papers from DCWV, bling, chipboard sticker from Thickers, cardstock, and Copics.

I hope you all will join us in our competition for the gold!!!

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

SBS Olympics 2012 - 100m Zombie Chase!

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Hello, all!  Today's event is as follows:

Today's challenge is the '100m Zombie Chase'. Just create a project featuring an SBS image, along with a running and zombie theme. It's open to interpretation, so have fun with it!

Here is my sample for inspiration:

Training for the Zombie Apocalypse Layout. These are photos of my son and husband running races in our driveway. I thought they'd be perfect for the zombie chase event, since our family is always talking about "what if there is a zombie apocalypse?" Lol. The stamps are Run 4 The Cause Betty from Simply B Stamps, which I did three of (two "zombies" and one Betty running for her life!).

Supplies: papers from MAMBI and Martha Stewart, white cardstock, Copics, and foam alphas from Thickers.

Copics: "zombie" Betties: C5, N0, N2, N4, N6, W00, W1

Copics: "regular" Betty: B29, B63, B66, E11, R02, R29, R59, RV69

For all the details, prizes, and rules; please visit the SCC Blog.

Mad Tea Party 2012!

Hello, all! It's finally here! The 5th Annual 'A Fanciful Twist' Mad Tea Party! Click here to visit Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist, to see her magical tea party, and the long list of others who are participating with their own online tea parties!

This is my third time participating, and I can tell you that it's loads of fun. I love seeing all the creativity that everyone comes up with; not only with food, treats, and decorations, but also with stories, prizes, and crafts. I do hope you will enjoy yourself here and every other stop in this party hop!

Welcome to Scrap Vamp's Tea Party!

First thing first, let me introduce you to the guest's on my list.

The Queen of Hearts:

The Mad Hatter:

Here are the Queen and Hatter, with the Hatter being his silly self!

 The White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat:

Here are the White Rabbit & Cheshire Cat with Alice!

An Un-Birthday Party Guest:

The Ace of Spades:

The March Hare:

A Pink Flamingo (taking a break from playing croquet):

 And The Tweedles (Dee and Dum; don't know which is which):

Now that you have met everyone, let the party commence! Here we see the beautiful Alice peeking out from behind the table decorations!

 With all the mounds of decorations and food, it's a wonder we can see anyone at all!

The hedgehog is hiding today, so that no one decides to use him as a croquet ball.

We have a lovely topiary cake that may be a bit askew, but it tastes wonderfully just the same! Inside the layers are chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry with creamy & sweet butter cream icing... Yum! Have a slice or maybe two, there's a lot to go around!

These little playing cards are standing in formation, ready for someone to snack on them.

Alice is busy readying a crown. Could it be a gift for the queen or one for herself? The Tres Leches Trifle near her sure looks delicious, and those sandwiches, too. Help yourself!

Have a cup of tea or two, along with all the treats, before you take your leave. I hope that you enjoyed your visit here and that you'll stop by some time to catch up!

Now for a little project that I created especially for this occasion!

I created this mini album using the Alice in Wonderland collection of stamps from Simply B Stamps. If you look carefully in the tea party pictures, you may spy these characters on the table here and there. This little book is up for grabs! Just become a follower, or let me know that you are already a follower, and leave a comment. I will use random.org to choose a winner on August 1st, which will give everyone enough time to stop by! Thank you for visiting! 

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Simply Challenged Challenge - July 28 - Monsters Hit the Beach

Hello, all! Time for the July 28th Simply Challenged Challenge! This week's challenge is Monsters Hitting the Beach!

It is time for a new Challenge , the final one for July, so thank you for joining us.
This time we are doing Monsters hitting the beach: Using Halloween colors, and any image, create a beach scene fit for a monster!

For some DT inspiration, please stop by the SCC Blog.

Here is what I created as a sample:

Let the Sun Shine In Card. This is Summer Zombie Lola from Simply B Stamps. Even zombies need a break sometimes, and what better way to relax than to build a sand castle at the beach with a friend?!

Supplies: papers from Echo Park, cardstock, glossy accents, stickers from Echo Park, and Copics

Copics: 110, B32, B45, BG93, E33, E35, FYG2, N0, N4, N6, RV02, YR04

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Friday, July 27, 2012

The SBS Olympics 2012!

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Hello, all! Today is the day! The start of the Simply B Stamps 2012 Olympics! The details about the SBS Olympics are below. You can also view them, the DT samples, and all the excitement at the SCC Blog.

Welcome to the 2012 SBS Olympics, today we launch our challenges with a nice easy challenge. All you need do is create a project featuring an SBS image and a "Party" Theme, because our Olympics is all about fun, laughter, and spooky challenges.

To make the SBS Olympics as fair as possible we have a few rules for you to follow:
Create your project and take a pic.
Either leave unwatermarked, or watermark with 'Team GB' or 'Team USA', whichever of the two teams you want to represent.
Then email your picture to
Please include your name and email addy for our records
The Team you are representing
The Event/Challenge that you card is to be entered into.

The picture of your project will then be added to a photo album on facebook, before being added to the Event/Challenge Blog Post using a linky tool.
Once all the Events/Challenges have closed, you will be able to vote for your favourite project from each Event/Challenge.
We ask that you do not vote for you own project, or solicit votes from friends or family for your project. We want to keep the voting as fair as possible.
Voting closes on 11th August.
All winners will be announced in our Closing Ceremony Blog Post on the 12th August.
We would love it if you posted your projects on your personal blogs on the 12th August.

Winners for each event will received badges for their blogs stating the medal they won and for what event.

The 3 people who win the most daily events/challenge (or if their is a tie for daily events, has received the most individual votes) will be award the following prizes:

Overall Gold Medal Winner gets a discount code for 10% of purchases in the SBS Store for 1 year (excluding sale items, and shipping costs)

Overall Silver Medal Winner gets a discount code for 7% of purchases in the SBS Store for 1 year (excluding sale items, and shipping costs)

Overall Bronze Medal Winner gets a discount code for 5% of purchases in the SBS Store for 1 year (excluding sales items, and shipping costs).

We will also be announcing which Team has won the most medals

Here is what I came up with to get started!

LET THE GAMES BEGIN! Card. This lovely lady is Spink from a special Coraline stamp collection from Simply B Stamps. I loved her acrobatic pose and decided to use her for the opening ceremony of the SBS Olympics!

Supplies: papers and alphas from Me & My Big Ideas, various star stamps, Staz-On ink in jet black, Stickles in Diamond, opaque white pen, and Copics.

Copics: B29, E27, E51, N4, R32, R46

See you tomorrow for the next event!!!
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SBS Tumbling Buddy Exchange #1

Hello, everyone! Today I have a fun blog hop for you to participate in! The ladies over at the Simply B Stamps Fan Group on Facebook decided to have a Tumbling Buddy Exchange. This like a Secret Santa, where we are paired off and we fill a tumbler will scrappy goodies and sweets for our "tumbling buddy." The list of blogs below will take you to everyone's blogs so that you may see what great things everyone got.
My Tumbling Buddy was Kelly Smith and look at the wonderful things she filled my tumbler with!

Look at the loads and loads of buttons, brads, and beads! I love shiny things! Lol. The tumbler is a wonderfully summery color scheme of greens and yellows, the flower-patterned ribbon is sweet as can be, and the charms are going to come in handy!

These are the fabulous treats my buddy gave to me. I have never seen the Rhubarb & Custard candies or the Rocky Road Rice Krispies before. So cool!  And delicious! My kids loved the Sherbet Lemons candy!

Thank you so much, Kelly, for the wonderful tumbler and treats!!!

Thanks, everyone for stopping by. I hope you'll take a look at all the wonderful gifts that were exchanged!

Betty Roberts: http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/ To include: Cyndi Collins, Katie Holder
Corinne Jones http://wishuponascrap.blogspot.com
Leslie Krochta http://www.lesliekcreations.blogspot.com
Aeryn Reitmeyer http://aerynsexplosion.blogspot.com
Tina Keller http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com
Laura Boyd http://craftylittlewoman.blogspot.com/
Kellie Green http://cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com
Celina Mathews http://www.scrapvamp.blogspot.com
Cindy Close http://bluebirdflats.blogspot.com
Michelle Shirley http://www.craftyshell.blogspot.com
Kym Yeoman http://kymscardcreations.blogspot.co.uk/
Kelly Smith http://kelsmakes.blogspot.co.uk/
Christina Wernstrum www.wernstrumfamily.blogspot.com
Irene Sherman http://irenescardcreations.blogspot.com/
Jessica Bedola www.scrappyluvs.blogspot.com
Suzi McKenzie http://www.mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com
Kathy Gillion http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com
Jackie Randolph http://papermoments.blogspot.com/
Sharman Deluca http://sharman33.blogspot.com
Robin Bogle http://www.rcz28.blogspot.com/
Lisa Nelson www.distinctiveLMNts.blogspot.com
Rio Ford http://mommylittlecrafterincrime.blogspot.com/
Kelly Millett www.kamscraftyplace.blogspot.co.uk
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