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Saturday, December 31, 2011

See our new challenge blog!!!!! :D

Our Ning network, The Crafter's Cafe has begun a new challenge blog. We're going to have tons of prizes and fun. Sign up now and don't miss the first challenge in February! We'd love to see you! :D
Tracey
challenge blog

Smoochie mixed media art pages.

I'm so completely in love with this piece done by Miranda Van den Bosch. You can check out Mirnada's blog here Isn't she awesome!

You can find the Smoochies here
Have a fabulous weekend!
Tracey

Friday, December 30, 2011

Crafting For All Seasons

I told you were were squeezing in a few more sponsorships to give you a few more chances to build your collection of TSB images, so today I share one more! Crafting For All Seasons is running a "fairies" challenge this week, so what better time to pull out all those wonderful "Fairy Cynthia" images or how about this super cute new image to store called "Sweet Angel" to create your project! The TSB team as well as the 
CFAS team have created some really delightful projects to share with you too!









Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dutch Dare Sponsorship

With 2011 on it's way out, we thought we could sneak in a couple last sponsorships to send it out with a bang! We are excited to once again be the sponsor this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenges and when I got the theme of challenge a song came to mind. How about a little clue? It's goes something like this:

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
So can you guess what the challenge might be?  That's right this week is all about your favorite things- this can be anything for a fave hobby, product, image, color, etc.  The possibilities are only limited to what your imagination can come up with.
Oh and I almost forgot, I am excited to announce that I (Christy) have been invited to join 
the Dutch Dare team -WOO HOO!  A few of the boutique team decided to play along and have provided some wonderful projects, but you will have to check their blogs to see what their fave things are that they used.





Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Freebie for our Fabulous Followers!!!!


Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope your's is fabulous!
(This freebie is only available for 24 hours. If you've missed it, become a follower and don't miss another one!)

Friday, December 23, 2011

How about a little more inspiration


I just don't know how Rhonda does it, but man can she crank out some projects. Check out her blog Rhonda's Place to Share to get all the details.

Images used:


Jessica has worked with a few of our 12 Days of Christmas snowmen, check out her blog 
Can You Pixel This? for more details!

Images used:

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Inspiration from our DT


I'm sure you are all hustling and bustling around trying to get all those last minute projects and things done for holiday.  I thought you could use a little inspiration from our FABULOUS design team!


Courtesy of Aletha using the following images:


Courtesy of Christy L. using the following images:


Courtesy of Rhonda using the following images:


Courtesy of Lawren using the following images:
Sledding Snowman & Relax kit


Courtesy of Ali (Dragonlady) using the following images:



Courtesy of Jerusha using the following images:


Courtesy of Jessica using the following images:

 
Courtesy of Julia using the following images:


Courtesy of Jennifer S. using the following images:


Courtesy of Ali (Aqualeiga) using the following images:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Please check to see if you are a winner-Unclaimed prizes/Re-draws

We have lots of prizes including GRAND PRIZE that have not been claimed from the "Thrifty Christmas Blog Hop" and I'm sure it's because you are all busy with holiday.  I am giving you one last chance to claim your prize, you have until Friday 12/23 to email me. If I haven't heard from our winners by then, I will be re-drawing prizes so make sure to check HERE to see if you are a winner and claim your prize!

Re-draws from November Hop

Sandy's blog:Daizeefli said... Love the Marylin card and the saying is so cute too!! CLAIMED

Rhonda's blog:Margie said...What a pretty ballerina! CLAIMED

Rene's blog:Mary J said...Oh how very very beautiful, Rene! I love your stitching and layout! CLAIMED

Please email me (Christy) at micahzane@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

One Buck Wednesday!

This week's one buck deal is...
Smoochie's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
for today only, all Smoochie's will be one buck!!!
 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Challenge #22~Inspirational And Winner

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining us for our last challenge...lots of great projects and you all sure are making it hard on me to pick a top 3 huh?!!!

Can you believe Christmas is just a short 5 days away...OMG...just saying that out loud made me realize just how close it is...here I was thinking it was still like 10 days away....goodness!


I think some of you might have missed the "NON" part of Non-traditional colors for challenge 21...but we do have a winner and  top 3 for you:

WINNER CHALLENGE #21


Congrats...send me an email at april_lower@yahoo.com with 3 images from the store you would like to have!


TOP 3







BTW: I am working on new Top 3 and Winner Badges. I made some and they were way too small so now I need to redo them! Keep checking back...they will be on the sidebar and all you winners and Top 3's can grab them!!

Okay...now it's time to get to our challenge that will extend over Christmas so if any of you get some nifty new crafty items for Christmas you can try them out and join in our challenge!!! Or if your just needing or actually getting some extra craft time in...we are here for you to join us!

CHALLENGE #22
Inspirational photo
I have a photo here for you...if you can believe this, it's a cake!!! It's a wonderful beautiful cake! Use this cake in any way you want to find some inspiration for your project! The DT girls went above and beyond with this challenge and have some fantastic work for you to see!

Isn't it beautiful? And man does it look yummy. And I know not everyone enjoys fondant but I love it! Yummmmmmyyyyy!


Sandy used stacked presents
REALLY???!!! This looks just like that cake...how amazing is her work. The circles are spot on and the colors...yummy! Don't you just love those cards that make you smile? This one does that for me!



used the ever so cute penguin baking image for her card. I love the scallops around the edge and those gold corners. I just love gold and lots of sparkle!!


Woohooo....look at that DP...yummy! Just like the cake ;-) Elizabeth used snowfriends for her image and colored it ever so sweetly. Again using the colors from the cake for her inspiration and it's just toooo darn cute!


Okay...I don't know how she does this...she used birthday hot air balloon and that's it! That's all she needed to make this card a fabulous card! I can not do that. I have this horrible fear of a white piece of cardstock but this is just fabulous. I mean really....she was like (now I'm just guessing here) "stamp, colored, DONE~Perfect" I'm just sayin' I couldn't do this and make it look good!!!


is using the ever so lovely twirling fairy and I really really love those stripes behind the image and that tag with the ribbon at the bottom is really cute! And of course every card needs a little bling added to it!!


used candyland winter background AND candyland winter land (the girl) and has...as usual...made my jaw hit the floor. Look at that stunning coloring. Do you know that Miranda only uses pencils? Amazing right?! And how perfect are these images for the inspiration? I don't know...I can't even talk about it because I can't get my jaw off the floor...LOL!!! God bless you Miranda and your God given talent to bring smiles to peoples faces and joy to their day!


used cupcake for her card and played off the colors from the inspiration and did so very well! These shapes behind the image are really great and I just love that DP! That cupcake looks as yummy as the cake!!

Welp...that's it from me folks. I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as the DT did and have a WONDERFUL holiday...whatever it is that you celebrate enjoy it to the fullest and spend some time with your family and loved ones!











Thursday, December 15, 2011

Smoochie the Artist with her Easel Digital Stamp

Good afternoon everyone,
I just had a new image I wanted to share.
Have a wonderful day!!!!!
Tracey

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thrifty Christmas Blog Hop Winners


We would like to thank all those that hopped along with us this past weekend.  We hope you got some ideas for some "Thrifty Handmade Gifts" for all those last minute gifts on your lists.  Now are you ready for some winners?  Each DT member has randomly selected one commentor from their blogs to win 1 FREE image from the store.  If your name is on this list, please email me (Christy) at micahzane@yahoo.com with your image name and I will send it over. 
The winners are.................

Christy's blog-CLAIMED
Renee said...Christy; that cocoa holder is perfect...I just bought mugs & cocoa for a neighborhood gift exchange & this will make it that much more special! Thanks.

Jen's blog
Mary Van Skiver said...
thanks your ideas are great, the tea holder is such a good idea for so many occasions

Rhonda's blog-CLAIMED
Cat said...Such cute ideas! You are so creative! Happy holidays!

Stacie's blog-CLAIMED
Mamma Mia said...
Hope you manage to get pictures up soon ... or that Santa leaves a nice shiny new camera under your tree for you! Can't help with getting your camera sorted though, sorry. Thanks for sharing the "hop" with us! Helen

Ali's (Dragonlady) blog-CLAIMED
Leslie Turner said...Gorgeous candle and thanks for the inspiration -
I've never attempted anything like this! Love it!

Sandy's blog
-CLAIMED
Renee said... Wow, what lovely jewellry!
Melissa's blog-CLAIMED
 Babe O'Mara said...Great idea for gifts. Love the treat sack. TFS

Sue's blog-CLAIMED
Bunny said... Lovely thanx for the instructions..

Audrey's blog

 Jazzy Nurse said... Love this calender. The images are beautifully colored.

Julia's blog-CLAIMED
Edwina said...I love all your gifts! The gift box with the hidden tray and ornament is so pretty! I wish I knew how to make this. The jar of cookies and candy are wonderful! I love the way you decorated them. The journal/ mini notebook are a great gift for a teenager. I enjoyed seeing your gifts. Thank you for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net


Jessica's blog-CLAIMED


Terrific cards! I re-home my cards as well. Thanks for sharing you talent.
TTFN,
CraftyGirl

Lawren's blog-CLAIMED
Ruth Little said... Just darling! Thank you for sharing!
Miranda's blog-CLAIMED
 Cat zei...What a gorgeous project! I love the colors! Happy holidays!

TSB Challenge Blog Grand Prize Winner of $25 gift certificate to TSB store- CLAIMED

Bunny said...Great hop, and some lovely creations by the dt ...Brilliant work,,

Caz xx

Now with everything we do here at The Stamping Boutique you know I love to have a twist. Since we has a couple tiny glitches, I have decided to award a 2nd & 3rd place prize too!

2nd place winner of 3 images from the store
GrannyCharlotte said...Commented on all except "canyoupixelthis". I will try back there later. I didn't see a current post. Great blog hop. Wonderful ideas and projects. Thanks to all for sharing them with us. Merry Christmas to everyone!!

3rd place winner of 2 images from the store-CLAIMED
Kim said...Great blog hop! I have commented on every single one witht the exception of Jessica, I searched her blog to find her post, but the last one was a nov blog hop post :( hope this doesn't disqualify me. There were some really great ideas on this blog hop that I will definitely use! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Congrats to all the winners! Please claim your prizes by December 18th, if not claimed by this date we will do re-draw for new winners.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fine art now at The Stamping Boutique

I'm going to be getting together some of my art and putting it up for sale. This is the first item. It includes the frame. The mat can be switched.  I'll have it posted in the store soon. I hope you're enjoying this beautiful winter day!!!
Tracey 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ballerina

Here's a little ballerina that I drew last night. I'm not sure what I'm going to do next with her.
Have a happy Sunday friends!

Friday, December 9, 2011

"Thrifty Christmas-Making Handmade Gifts" Blog Hop!!


Welcome to The Stamping Boutique’s
"Thrifty Christmas-Making Handmade Gifts" Blog Hop!!


We are very excited about the holidays and know for many money is tight this year, but that doesn’t mean you cannot give great gifts! Our Elves, oh I mean design team have been busy in their workshops coming up with some fabulous projects to help you with those last minute gift ideas. What better way to show you than to have a
BLOG HOP!!!

You won’t want to miss this hop and because we know you are all busy getting all the preparations done for the holidays, this hop will run all weekend. The hop starts today, Friday
December 9th @ 12:01 am (CST) and runs until Sunday December 11th @ 11:59 pm (CST).

If you have hopped over from <Insert blog link to the stop before yours>, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Christy’s blog- http://www.christyszaneycreations.blogspot.com/ and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.


Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from The Stamping Boutique store. Be sure to visit all the design’s blogs and leave a comment (we will be checking). Each designer will be giving away (1) FREE image from our store to one random commenter.

Once you have finished the hop, make sure to leave a comment on HERE on The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate for our store. Remember to be eligible for all prizes, YOU MUST COMMENT ON EACH STOP ALONG THE WAY!

Here is the hop order in case you get lost along the way:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blog Candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Stamping Boutique is offering blog candy to one lucky lady (or gentleman). It's valued at over $100.00 and includes designer papers, rubons, embellishments, red rubber stamps from TSB and the list goes on and on. Easy peasy rules are:

1. Make sure you are a blog follower. Only a follower will win.
2. Leave me a comment and let me know you in the drawing.
3. Post this blog candy on your blog with a link back to this post.

That's it. If you get a friend to enter, leave a comment to let me know and you'll be entered twice.

Also, if you become a follower of my personal blog, you'll gain an entry. Just leave me a comment over there. My Little Art Blog

The drawing will be held on January 8, 2012.
Well, what are you waiting for????????? You can't win if you don't enter!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Today's "One Buck Wednesday" deal...

is...VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!
All Valentine's day images are one buck each for today only!!!!
You can find them here. Have a wonderful Wednesday!!! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Challenge #21~No traditional Christmas Colors and Winner!

Hello all TSB lovers!!! Have you seen Tracey's new snowman...he's totally cute!!!


I am very excited to share with you the winner of challenge #20 so lets get started!!!


Winner Challenge #20


First...this card is really great...don't you just love the coloring and border punch? BUT....(and I already had planned on showing "him" some extra love and it turns out he was the winner through random.org)...did you notice I said "him". This is truely the first guy card maker I have across and I just think it's GREAT!!! Now Andy you will have to keep joining us and you are going to get 3 images from our store so you can even create with TSB images!!!!
~~~Sorry...forgot to post my email april_lower@yahoo.com~~~

Top 3









Challenge #21
No traditional Christmas Colors
It's that time of year...we need to get those Christmas cards made...look who's talking...the one that hasn't even started her's yet...yikes...so for this challenge I don't want to see any red or green, gold or silver...

Look at all the lovely non-Christmas colors the DT used for their Christmas creations!!!

used sledding snowman with some very pretty blue DP! I love the sparkle on the presents!


I love these colors...and don't those snowfriends look great? A very nice monocromatic layout soooo pretty! Do you see that bird clip...wow and all that wonderful distressing!!!


used gingerbread man with buttons and I really like this different shaped card...very nice...that sentiment is super cute too!



using happy happy snowman really thinked outside of the box with her non-traditional colors....isn't it just adorable!!!




How lovely and bright and just simply beautiful is Serenity with these great colors?



using KK winter...with some wonderful purple DP....love that die cut and that silky looking ribbon!\



LOVE this black and white card. That embossing is fab and that flower...wow!!!



she used one of my fav ladies...PJL Christmas shopping and used some very lovely lace and fancy snowflake...and that cute tag hanging to the side!