Monday, March 26, 2012

WINNER WINNER, Chicken Dinner!

I'm Baaaack!!!! It's me, Joycelyn (Stamps 'n' Coffee)!!
And I see that, once again, Becky has given away the store!!! LOL!!!! I know what you all are thinking....I should go away more often!!! Hee hee!!! ;-)
Well let's start off with our
March Release BLOG HOP Winners!!
1st Place - All 4 New Sets - Linsey
2nd Place - $15 Gift Certificate - Mary Ann V
3rd Place - $5 Gift Certificate - CarlyJo
Congratulations and thanks so much for joining our March Release celebration!!
Contact us at
to collect your prizes!!

Next...our Stampalicious Monday winner!!! The deal was that we would give ONE STAMP SET away for every TWENTY PLAYERS...but....we only had 11 players...*sniff*!
But wait!!!! Becky's not the only generous one...I say let's give one away anyway!!! *YAY!!!!*
Congratulations to
Nana Connie
Please contact us at
with your address and choice of stamp set to collect your prize!!!

Now that we have given everything away we can carry on with THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE!!
We want to see some sort of critter (animal, bird, fish) on your card or project!!

Let's see what the Stampalicious Dream Team has come up with!!!

Sue - Coffeestamper

It's YOUR turn to play along!! And you just never know when we'll be giving a prize or two away so be sure to link your creation back here using the Mr.Linky below!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March Release and Blog Hop

Welcome to the 1st Stop of the
March New Release and Blog Hop!!
We are super excited to share another round of stamps from our witty, hilarious and just plain ol' adorable Bugaboo Line by artist Jodie Mackrell of Bugaboo Digi Stamps!
We have FOUR BRAND NEW SETS for you tonight and they are all available NOW at
As always we want you to play along in our Release Blog Hop so we're going to give away some PRIZES!!!
1st Prize - All FOUR New Stamp Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate
All you gotta do is comment your way through the hop and YOU could be a lucky winner!!!

Don't forget that Totally Stampalicious also has an awesome promotion going on right now!

Stampalicious Dessert Menu
Level 1 - Vanilla Ice Cream - Buy 5 Get 1 Free
Add 6 items to your shopping cart and then enter the code VANILLA

Level 2 - Strawberry Shortcake - Buy 8 Get 2 Free
Add 10 items to your shopping cart and then enter the code STRAWBERRY

Level 3 - Triple Layer Chocolate Cake - Buy 11 Get 3 Free
Add 14 items to your cart and then enter the code CHOCOLATE
Now let's see those BRAND NEW STAMPS we've been talking about!!

Party Penguins

Stella Caution

Margaret Umbrella

Stampalicious Scarlette

Now it's time to head on over to Angel's Blog and see what absolute FABULOUS-NESS she has come up with for us!!!

And here is the entire Blog Hop Line Up in case there are any glitches along the way!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Purple, Turquoise and Green

WOW!!!! What a lot of talent to have to choose from to win this AWESOME prize! Before I give you our very LUCKY WINNER let me tell you about this weeks challenge!

This week we thought we would give you a color combo to play with! PURPLE, TURQUOISE and GREEN are your colors to use. what about a prize? Joycelyn is somewhere on the ocean enjoying herself with no computer access so I think I should shake it up again....Mwaaaahahahahaha! I personally find color combos one of the more challenging of the challenges so I think I should make this worth your while.

Because we had such an awesome turn out for our last challenge lets see if we can beat that record this week. For every 20 players we get I will make one draw for one lucky player to win a FREE stamp set of your choice!!! So....if we have 20 players I will make 1 draw....If we have 40 player I will draw 2 lucky winners....If we have 60 players I will draw 3 lucky winners and so on.... I will make the draw on our next Stampalicious Monday March 26th using and announce the winners on the blog post.

Don't forget we are releasing 4 new STAMPALICIOUS sets this Thursday, March 22 and as always there will be a blog hop and PRIZES to be won!!!

Now how about I announce this weeks winner of the 4 new sets and sneak preview........drumroll please.......CONGRATULATIONS JULIET A!!!!

Contact me at with your mailing address and a promise not to show anyone the new goodies and I will get your stamps in the mail and email you the first look at our next release!!!!

Now, lets see what our AWESOME design team has for you to feast your eyes on!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Bouquet of Flowers!

PSSSSSSSSSSTTT......Hey, it's me! Becky (aka: auntbaba246), the other owner of Totally Stampalicious! Guess what? I just got off the phone with Joycelyn! She is heading out tomorrow for a Disney Cruise and won't be near a computer for the next two weeks!

Last time she left I got into ALL sorts of trouble giving stuff away! Since she won't see this post again until she gets back I thought I would invade it and tantalize your taste buds.

We are releasing 4 NEW STAMP SETS on March 22nd so I thought I would give away one of each of the new sets to one of our lucky players in this weeks challenge!

Not only will you get all 4 new sets, if you PROMISE not to show anyone I will also send you the pics of the new sets so you will be the FIRST person to see them days before they are released! How cool is that?

How do you win? Glad you asked! All you have to do is play along in this weeks challenge and link up your project using Mr.Linky at the bottom of this post. It's that simple! I will use to generate a winner and announce the lucky crafter on our next Stampalicious Monday post this March 19th.

Now just keep reading to see Joycelyn's original post!
Happy Stampalicious Monday!!
Sooo many people wanted to share their Spring Creations last week and I think that is something to really celebrate!!
Let's give something away today!!
Our randomly selected winner is...............

Cat Spicer
Please contact us at
to claim your $5 Gift Certificate!

I think we need to keep our focus on the gorgeous weather we can be expecting in the not so distant future...and with sunny skies, comes beautiful flowers!!
Today's challenge is all about flowers....all kinds of flowers...paper flowers, ribbon flowers, silk flowers...ALL FLOWERS!!!

Let's see what our Stampalicious Dream Team has come up with!

Sue - Coffeestamper

Now let's see the different kinds of flowers you can come up with your card or project!! Just link it here below so we can all have a peek and who knows...maybe you could WIN!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Stampalicious Thursday - Border dies/punches!

Welcome to the 2nd round of Stampalicious Thursday!

Hi, this is Angel and I'm sharing one of my favorite ways to add that extra *POP* to your creations. The best thing is I bet almost every one of you has at least one of these in your arsenal - border dies or punches!!! I'm so totally addicted to them, it is rare that I don't have at least one fancy border on a card somewhere! For example, here's a card I made using no dies or punches:

It's sweet and simple, which is great if that's what you're in the mood for... BUT here's the same card with a few border punches thrown in and, of course, a flower embellishment. Now, because I knew I was going to add the border to the top of the card, I cut the card 1/2 inch shorter than a standard A2 size so that adding the border makes it a standard card size. And can I just say, seam binding, where have you been all my life?!?! Ha! Seriously, this is my first time working with it (just got some from SU last week) and it's just a dream to work with! This lovely Stella Peeker Darth Vader was colored with copics. Those hot pink rollers are a flashback for me! The coffee cup was paper pieced. The top border was adhered to the back of the card then I added cardstock to cover it so that the back looks nice and clean. Do those border punches kick it up a notch OR WHAT?!?! BAM!

Here's the beginning of my card for our spring themed challenge this week. I had this scrap laying around, which is the negative of a border die. So I snipped off what I wanted to use and cut out another strip to match and adhered them to the designer paper.

Here's the card in the works before I added a border die to the middle dp strip. That middle strip needed something to make it stand out.

Here is that middle strip with a straight edge on one side and a border die added to the other. Another tip, I never have a full strip of paper layered behind dp - helps save paper and cuts down on the weight of the card.

Here, I was playing around with the sentiment. Again, I felt it needed just a little something...

Oh, look, there's a border strip laying on my table! Let me just add it here and snip off this end...

And voila!

Well, I hope I've inspired you to add a little pizzazz to your creations! You have the dies and punches, you might as well USE them! Have a wonderful day and check back in two weeks for another tutorial from our wonderful Design Team!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring is in the Air...

....unless of course you live in Central Alberta....we've received about 8-10 inches of snow over the last few days and it's still coming down even as I type!!!
All the more reason for this fun Stampalicious Monday Challenge!!! Let's see some sign of spring on your card!! Whatever Spring means to, outdoors, green grass, golf....

Now let's see what our AWESOME Stampalicious Design Team has come up with!!!

Well I don't know about you but I feel better already...I can almost smell the flowers and fresh spring air!!!!
Now it's your turn to share your 'touch of spring' with us!! Just post your card to your blog or on-line gallery and then link it back here with the Mr.Linky provided below!