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Monthly Archives: May 2011

This week’s challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio is a fun one! Go to the blog to check it out! The challenge runs from today through next Monday afternoon. Get it done by Sunday just to make sure you hit the deadline.

Check out the BINGO board and choose a line of ingredients to make your project PLUS a Michelle Perkett Studio image. You can also use all 9 ingredients to make a full house!

I worked on the diagonal this week using brads, ribbon and glitter. Have fun with your creation and be sure to enter to win some digital stamps from Michelle!

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Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter and WonderFilm

Ribbon, brads and clasp

CPS sketch #220

I just had to have this gnome collection from Whimsie Doodles. These little guys are so cute and fun to color! I loved incorporating this week’s white, black and hint of green from the Play Date Cafe’s Challenge in the card too. Check it out!

Whimsie Doodles


Whimsie Doodles digital stamp

Copic markers

Ranger Perfect Pearls and Distress Reinker for misting


Whimsie Doodles Sketch Challenge

Play Date Cafe Challenge 83

Just a friendly reminder that you still have about a day left to submit your creation using a Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp and die cuts to this week’s challenge.

Win some digital stamps from Michelle’s beautiful etsy shop!

Here is something to help inspire you if you’d like to play along:

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

Copic markers

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura glue pen, ribbon

Sizzix and Spellbinders dies

Mojo Monday #190 sketch

Yes! Let’s celebrate and have some fun!

I was FINALLY using some of my numerous Unity Stamps for a Virtual Stamp Night Challenge on Splitcoaststampers yesterday and came up with this card. The challenge was to “hide” something on the card, so I hid the kite behind the cloud. I love layering on cards and this was so easy!

I met a bunch of other challenges with this card too, so check the supply list for the challenge blog links there.

Unity Stamps


Unity Stamps, Kit of the Months: April 2009 Fresh Beginning and July 2009 Pocket Full of

Ranger ink

Punches, ribbon, ribbon buckle and Stickles

MAY11KOMSC Unity Sketch Challenge

Play Date Cafe Challenge 82

MAY11VSNB Splitcoaststampers

Stamp Something Challenge

I love getting the stamps from The Stamps of Life every month! It’s a monthly club where a new set of clear stamps arrive in my mailbox during that first week. The sets are themed so that all the stamps coordinate together and many times, work with other sets! It’s really cool and maximizes the ability to put almost any project together quickly.

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The Stamps of Life


The Stamps of Life, Flowers for you set

Ranger ink and Stickles

BasicGrey paper and brads

CPS #217 sketch

I joined a couple more Artist Trading Card (ATC) swaps at Rubber Stamp Chat last month. Here are the ones that I made for the Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz and Horse themed swaps. The Alice stamps are from Lost Coast Designs, the witch and horse stamps are from Starving Artistamps.

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It’s that time of year again when graduation ceremonies are cropping up everywhere, summer is coming and the end of the school year is in sight.

I love this school house digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique! You can do so much with it! I’ve used it here for my graduation card.

I used lots of circles since that’s the next challenge at TSB. Circles on patterned paper, cut out of paper, embellishments or even the shape of the card – USE CIRCLES and lots of them!

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The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

Copic markers

My Mind’s Eye paper

P K Glitz embossing powder

Ranger ink

Chipboard and Fiskars dot embossing plate

My Mind’s Eye Blog challenge #23

The Stamping Boutique Blog challenge #6

It just so happens that you can shop TODAY ONLY at The Stamping Boutique’s What’s New section where everything is ONLY $1!!

The Stamping Boutique

Welcome to the May Day Blog Hop at The Stamping Boutique!

May 7 – May 8, ending at 6pm EDT

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The Stamping Boutique

Isn’t this May Pole digital stamp gorgeous? I’ve “colored” it with glitter.

Start here and hop along to the different blogs, leaving a comment on each one as you go.  We’ve split the hop into 2 groups.

You must post on every blog in one group to qualify for a prize.

Your chances DOUBLE if you post on every blog in BOTH groups! Isn’t that cool??

Group One:

The Stamping Boutique



Andrea <=== YOU ARE HERE

Miranda NEXT


Christy D.


Group Two:

The Stamping Boutique


Christy L.





Another fun “perk” for you! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 10th BECAUSE for one day only we will be having out first “Digi Dollar Day” and all images in the “What’s New” section of store will be $1 each!

The Stamping Boutique

Enjoy your weekend and Happy National Scrapbook Day!



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?