Monday, April 25, 2011

PPC-CC #56

Hello Friends!
Hope you all had a great Easter weekend! We sure did here at the Sajkowicz house. Our little man, Tayton, enjoyed all his new goodies that the Easter Bunny and the rest of the family got him! And if I don't say so myself, I made out pretty well too -- thanks to my wonderful hubby. He took time out of his rainy Saturday day (while I was at work), to spend a couple hours in my Creative Studio to make me something sooo cute and VERY creative! :)  I'll be sure to share all of my pictures with you this week. They're all too cute! :)

So the colors this week at PPC have really got to be my all-time faves...they all just look sooo pretty together! I really had fun making my card for this challenge, too.

My Card Creation:

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: Occasional Quotes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Not Quite Navy
Tools: Build a Blossom Punch, Sponge Dauber
Accessories: Vintage Flower Adornments, 1/2" Baja Breeze Ribbon Seam Binding

Be sure to hop on over to PPC and check out the rest of our amazing DT work. We would love to see your creation this week too! 
Chat soon!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Strength & Hope Stamp Camp -- A Relay-for-Life Fundraiser

We have all been touched by the disease Cancer in some way. Some of you may have fought it yourself, have a loved one or friend who has fought it; some have won the fight, some have not. Let's celebrate them all and help to find a cure. Come and stamp with your stamping friends and join us on May 14th, for a Stamping Out Cancer - Relay For Life Event!

Saturday, May 14th at 10, a.m. - Noon at the AMVETS - Post #47 in Wauregan, CT

The cost to attend is ONLY $20 and will include the stamp set Strength & Hope - Item #123660 - from the mini catalog. We will make 5 cards using this set!

If you are not able to attend the camp, have no fear! You can still help out! Register, send me an email stating you are purchasing the supplies but not attending. I will let you know when they are ready for pick up. If you want me to mail them, add an additional $5.00 to your payment and I will mail them! Let's all chip in to help this incredible cause! SU! will donate $2.00 from the sale of every one of these sets I sell and I will be donating all of my commission too! All registrations done through through me. Please join us in this great cause!

Please RSVP by Thursday, May 5th.  ( or 860.617.1331)

Monday, April 18, 2011

PPC Specialty Challenge #6 - Easter!

Good Morning Friends!
It's time for another "Specialty Challenge" over at Picture Perfect Creations....this one is "EASTER." I decided to make a super quick card, which in my opinion, is very easy to duplicate, especially when you have a HUGE family like mine! Don't you just love that it's only one piece of cardstock, along with one piece of ribbon!? I also CASE'd this card from the lovely Angie Juda over at Chic 'n Scratch. Hope you like it! :)

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: Easter Blooms
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso
Tools: Sponge Dauber
Accessories: 5/8" Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon

Our new and super talented DT members have come up with some gorgeous creations, so be sure to check out their blogs, as well! We'll continue to feature each member on the blog, too. We can't wait to see your Easter creation...don't forget to link it back to the PPC Challenge Blog, too!

Monday, April 11, 2011

PPC-CC #55

Good Monday Morning!
I'm back with another color combo challenge from PPC! Like always, I love the colors this week -- they were screaming 'spring flowers'!  Be sure you head on over to PPC to enter in our challenge...we'd love to see your creations!

My Card Creation:

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: Baby Blossoms
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green
Ink: So Saffron, Riding Hood Red
Tools: Build a Blossom Punch
Accessories: 5/8" So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (SU! SAB Retired)

Hope you liked sure to head on over to PPC today to check out our NEW DT and their creations! Have a good one!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

SP Design Team Call

I've really been wanting to branch out a bit with my crafty creations, so when I saw the DT call over at SPCC/SP & Company Stamps, I knew I just had to apply! The last day to apply is today, so be sure to get there and do it...I know, I know...I wait till the last minute! ;)

Now SP & Company Stamps is: 'Sami's exclusive stamps are high quality photopolymer clear stamps. Every stamp is designed by her, Samantha Strachan Peyton. She is am a stamp lover, and her collection of stamps was designed with her fellow stamp addicts in mind. The stamps are made in the USA. The stamp materials and packaging materials are all made in the USA. These stamps are not just any other clear stamps, they are some of the BEST clear stamps on the market today. They pick up ink beautifully and leave a great impression. Plus, they are clear so you can see exactly where you are stamping. You will need an acrylic block with these stamps. More great designs will be added on a regular basis, so make sure to follow the SP blog so you don't miss a thing!'

I don't have any of Sami's stamps yet but plan on making my first order sometime this week! Her stamps are so original, fun and creative...I can't wait to use them!

When applying for the DT, Sami asks that you create a card using the color blue! So simple--I love this color, anyway. I've had some extra time lately, so I created two cards. Go here to apply!

Here are my creations:

I just LOVEEEE punch I came across this cute lil' froggie that I had to CASE! :)

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss (SU! Retired)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Markers: Old Olive
Tools: Cricut Machine (used for my ovals -- I don't have any of those punches yet.), 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Two-Step Owl Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Dimensionals

And my second card:

I made about 25 of these cards for Stampin' Up!'s Regional SWAP in Hartford, CT, but unfortunately, at last minute, I couldn't attend because of a stomach bug. Oh well... Hope you like it!


Card Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Extra Large Star Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 3-D Dimensionals
Accessories: 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon

Chat soon!

Friday, April 8, 2011

PPC-CC has a new DT!!!

Oh-my-goodness...was it sooo hard to make our decisions for our new DT at PPC!!! Thank you so much to all of you that applied and partipated in our DT Call. We truly appreciate it and our challenge blog would be nothing without you!! Instead of picking two DT members, we decided on four new and extremely talented faces for you to love! :)

We are SOOO thrilled to welcome the newest four DT members to PPC!


And of course, a lovely Welcome Back to
Lori, Tamie & Paula!

We're all so very excited and are really looking forward to working with all of you crafty ladies! These next six months are gonna be great! Wooohooo!!! :) Next week we'll be featuring each new DT member with a little bio, picture and creation so be sure to come back!

Congrats again and thank you all so much!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 4, 2011

PPC-CC #54

Hi All,
Just a quick PPC-Color Combo post today, as I have lots on my 'To-Do' list! And it's my wonderful Mom's birthday...Happy Birthday Mom--Love you soo much!!  Anyway, I just loved working with these colors this week...and let me tell you, I'm really not a 'pink' fan! lol

My PPC Creation:
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: Bring on the Cake, Vintage Vogue
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo
Ink: Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo
Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Top-Note Die 
Accessories: 5/8" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls

Be sure to check in with us at PPC this Wednesday, as we'll be revealing our newest DT members!
Have a great day!