Saturday, October 1, 2011

Let's Meet Sandy

Hi everyone!  I’m a new designer for The Stamping Boutique and am super excited about it!
My husband and I along with our fun dog Ali live in Kelowna, BC Canada, in the stunning Okanagan Valley.  Kelowna is located on the shores of Okanagan Lake, where one can search for the elusive lake creature Ogopogo (similar to the Loch Ness); the area is well known for its hot summers and great four-season outdoor recreation.
I’ve been involved with art since I was a small child, kept my art alive by becoming an Interior Designer with a graphic artist influence and have always been making cards using calligraphy & lettering and watercolours. Always loved stamping for design elements to cards and now adding digital stamps, I’m LOVING IT!  I am excited with all the ideas, trying new techniques and also adding my graphic design & lettering to my cards. 

I am honoured to be selected to be part the design team, working with Tracey’s designs & The Stamping Boutique and look forward to sharing my creations with you all!    

Sandy has created 2 fabulous cards, don't you think? I just love all that bling on the card above using "tulip fairy" which you can pick up here. What a yummy delight here on the right, I wish that beautifully colored stack of presents was for me!!!  Those little pennants are perfect touch also.  Want to grab this image called "stacked presents?"  You can pick it up at the store here.

Head over to her blog Scribbles by Sandy to check out more of her work, don't forget to become a follower!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Last Day to enter our birthday challenge

Today is the last day to enter our Birthday challenge, all you have to do is create a birthday project and upload here. There will be 30 winners, one from each day!  We have already selected Days 1-7, so that's leaves 23 winners left to choose- don't you want a chance to win a FREE image?  You have until midnight tonight to get those projects entered, don't delay and miss your chance to win!

Our new DT gal Sandy has created this wonderful one layer card using Marie Antoinette image, what a perfect card for all those special birthdays!

Christy Dillman
TSB Store Manager

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Let's Meet Arielle

Hi! My name is Arielle. I am married to Anthony, my high school sweetheart. I am a SAHM of 2 boys, Aidan is 8 and Arik is 5. Aidan is a Boy Scout and a basketball player and a very gifted reader. Arik is a little lover boy. He hugs EVERYBODY and gives me tons of Xs & Os everyday. I was pregnant with him when I found out I had thyroid cancer and he stayed strong thru the surgery to remove the cancer. He is a soccer player and loves all sports really.
We live in Kansas City MO.
I have always been a very creative girl. I have 3 little sisters and I used to play school with them and I was the art teacher. I used to make clothes out of anything laying around for our Barbie dolls. I have been a scrapbooker for 10 years. I used to make collages in high school and college and I was the editor of the yearbook and newspaper in high school which is pretty much just like a scrapbook with a lot of journaling. LOL!
I now make cards and I do a lot of altering of things too. I love to make banners and I make canvas board layouts for family for gifts. I also am very into making jewelry. I love beading and making sets to match my clothes.

I was in a very "Autumn" mood when I made my cards so I used the "Scarecrow" and the "Autumn Frog" images. Such CUTE images! I used Dazzles Autumn stickers on both cards. I sprayed over the stickers on the frog card, then removed the sticker's leaving a cute masked image. The pattern paper on the scarecrow card is from Bella Blvd. Thanks for choosing me to be on the Design team with all these wonderful, creative women! I am so excited to be here!
I get the pleasure of working with Arielle in person, as we live very close to each other and get together at least one a month to crop.  She is very talented and is always up on "What's New & Hot Trends" so she keeps us up to date and teaches us new techniques- this is one of the many reasons we call her "AWESOME Arielle" in our circle of friends.  This is her 1st design team, so make sure to follow her blog Only Always SoccerMom.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Let's Meet Jessica

I hate the cliche about me... kids, husband, dogs, white picket fence. So I'll spare you that! I'm creatively promiscuous. Love all sorts of crafts, getting my hands dirty, trying new things, and experimenting with different color palettes! I am a certified Copic instructor, with both beginner and intermediate certifications. I teach at a local store, and at different conventions and stamp shows. 
Isn't this card FABULOUS? Jessica created this hybrid card using the image "Witches Laundry Line" which you can pick up here. I love the her overall design and wonderful coloring, the treat is that special bobble she created hanging from the ribbon.  Want to lean how to create one?  Head over to her blog Can You Pixel This and click here, while you are there leave her some love and become a follower!

You can keep up with everything I'm doing at

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Challenge #16~Changing of the Season and Winner

Well hello everyone!!! Have you noticed we have been introducing some new ladies the past few days? We have added to our DT and I'm sooooo happy to have some girlies that are just for me (okay...not JUST for me but you know...mostly for me!!!) and you are going to get to see their work today for the first time!!! Yay!!!!

But first we are going to get down to business with our last challenge by announcing our winner and then top 3!!


Congrats!! Please shoot me an email with your choice of 3 images from the store that you'd like to have!!!


Did you notice anything about this??? That's right...she made the top 3 AND ended up winning the random draw for the prize for this challenge...wooohoooo girl!!!!

Congrats to all of you for making the Top 3!
I wanted to say that I just loved seeing all the useage of TSB images and of course that earns you 2 chances to win so keep 'em coming!!!

Changes of the Season
~this means anything that shows how we are changing from summer to your colors, image, sentiment, etc.

Okay...let's get to the DT's work and show off our new girls!!

using the wonderful cynthia fairy pushing mushroom cart is looking ever so ready for fall! Love the colors and DP!

using autumn fashion boots (which is a very popular image as you will see) is looking hot in this card! I am in love with all those flowers and do you see the great!

using autumn fashion boots is looking like this is really some fashion leather boots...fantastic coloring and I love the embossing and the nice gold tons!

using dramatic tree and what a statement this makes!!! If you look closely you'll see she used some pretty pretty jewels on the tree (I love glitz) and it's just so simple and sweep and oh so pretty!

using PJL hairstyle getting a new do for the new season!I love all the dot's and circles and bling!!

using autumn frog making her look as lovely as ever! Love the shading on the pumpkin and that colors are great!


using autumn fashion boots AND scarecrow...yep...she's on a role doing not just one but TWO projects for this challenge. Both a just so darn cute and really showing off the fall feel.

using cynthia fairy halloween tea and making a wonderful card with those pretty colored flowers and fabulous DP!

***I have an addition to the post***
One of our new girls had a late start but got a project done for us anyway so I wanted to be sure to share it and showcase it with all the other work for this challenge!
This DP is just soooo pretty and the coloring on the Frankie image is fantastic! Great layers and great outdoorsy embellishments!


Monday, September 26, 2011

New Unity release!

This is my latest release from Unity! It's on pre-order now. Go grab yours!
Holiday release

Freebie for our Fabulous Followers!!!!

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