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Saturday, November 15, 2014

KennyK's Krafty Krew #184 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Black & White

Hi there!  Two posts in one week?  I must be on a roll!  Or I could just be excited about a new challenge (and a new release) over at KennyK!  There are two new images plus a sentiment sheet that you need to check out!  And while you're at it, why not play along with our Anything Goes challenge?  The twist is Black & White!  Use any KennyK image to play along for your chance to win 3 images of choice, but get rewarded with 5 if you use the twist!

I needed a birthday card for my dad so I used an image from the Retro collection called Smart Aleck.  I love the comic book feel!  I colored him with Copics then stamped a Stampin' Up sentiment on the image panel.  I added a few die cuts from My Favorite Things (Reel Life, Skyline Border, Rock and Roll).  I also used a bit of Tim Holtz film strip.  Papers are My Mind'sEye - Meadow Lark.

Head over to KennyK's Krafy Krew to see the other Black & White creations from the team!  The rest of the ladies used the new release images so you won't want to miss them!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E04, E11, E21, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, 100).


Monday, November 10, 2014

Betty's 40th Birthday Hop

Hello, blogland!  I have been a very bad crafter and DT member as of late!  Being all but non existent, I'm afraid.  Sometimes, as much as you love something, you just need a break.  I've been taking some time to focus on my home and on Kayne and on just having some down time.  But there is an occasion happening today that required my attention and a bit a crafting...

Today is Betty Roberts' 40th Birthday!!!   YES, the BIG 4-0!  So Corinne masterminded a plan to  make it as special as we possibly can!   The awesome Rachel Sharp (sharkie19 on deviantart) drew up an image for us to use for Betty's Birthday!!  A whole bunch of SUPER TALENTED ladies have done some UNBELIEVABLE projects for you to see.  They have all been mailed out to Betty so she should get some AMAZING mail...but we thought you would all like to see these FANTASTIC projects..

Corinne also has wonderful cards by Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena  
Rachel Tanya Lucy Irene Anne Emily Lisa H. Patricia Anita Rita Dorinda Marie Louise Jackie Rakoski Stephanie Katya Vicky Darcy Melissa D Sian H Robin Ashley Jackie Randolph Michelle Ruza Andrea Chris S Lisa N. Kitty Nia Sharette Sam Julie R. Lizzy Rebecca Bridgette Sharman Regan Jackie Maunder Fernanda Helen Jo Walker Tanja Kay Celina Bettina Wendy Rhonda Miller Elisabete Erin Jill Jo McKelvey Kerrie Sharon B Holly Hughes Floss Olivia Rochelle Leadonna Lady B

Be sure to hop along and see all the gorgeous and diverse creations!  Here is mine!

Betty is colored with Copics.  The papers are Fiesta Forever from DCWV.  I added a few flowers, a metal corner, a Flag Banner die from La-La-Land Crafts, and chipboard glitter numbers.

Happy 40 and Fabulous, Betty!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E04, E11, E21, E57, R20, R37, R39, R89, Y35, YG17, YR02, YR04, YR07, B34, B37, BG10, BG23, BG27, N0, N2, N4, N6, 100).


Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Corrosive Challenge #210 - Halloween

Hello! I'm late but I'm here!  Busy time of year here with lots of other things going on too.  I know I've been MIA so far this month, which is quite a change from the past two years where I challenged myself to post every day.  But today I have a card to share with you for the new Corrosive Challenge.  Our sponsor is none other than the awesome KennyK!  And our theme is my absolute fave: Halloween!

I'm also on the KennyK design team so I have plenty of images to play with!  I selected Princess Pia from the Gothik Angelz collection.  She is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  Her eyes are coated with Glossy Accents.  Papers are My Mind's Eye - .  Halloween {Scary Sparkles}.  Sketch is Tuesday Morning Sketches (#270).  Because the paper had that fabulous flourish design, I felt it didn't need much in the way of embellishment.  I simply added a couple of flowers and a fun new sentiment by Inkadinkado that I picked up at AC Moore.  Die cuts used were Floral Ovals and Classic Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things).

I hope you'll pop over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see what spook-tacular creations the team has to share!  And play along for your chance to win 3 KennyK digis of your choice!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, R20, V12, V15, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, Y35, Y38, N0, N2, N4, N6).


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

KennyK's Krafty Krew #181 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Orange and Black

It's here; it's finally here!  My favorite month has arrived!  We are all decorated for Halloween, costume planning has begun, but I'm afraid I'm in a bit of a crafting slump.  Too much on my mind at the moment and it's effecting my mojo.  Over at KennyK's Krafty Krew , though, there is plenty of mojo and Halloween colors!  The twist for the latest KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge is Orange & Black. Use any KennyK image to play along for your chance to win 3 images of choice (5 if you use the twist)!

For the last two years I have crafted and created like crazy during October so that I could blog every day.  I'm afraid that won't be possible this year.  But I do hope to have some Halloween fun to share with you throughout the month...

Have a spooktacular 1st day of October!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Catching Up

Hi!  I have been crafting, I swear!  But I haven't had a moment to blog.  This new school schedule is kicking my butt!  Here is a little trio of Saturated Canary cards that have been waiting to be shown off.

First up is a card I made for my friend's birthday using Beauty and the Beaker.  She is colored with Copics and cut using the Resplendent Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I love this one with it pretty pierced edges!  I sponged some Antique Paper Distress Ink around the image.  Papers are from my stash.  I bought them a while ago with my friend in mind.  They are Atomic Soup from JilliBean Soup.  Flowers, a mini metal binder clip, a Tim Holt pen nib, crystal spray, and an I {heart} science button complete the card.  The layout is the the current Sketch N Stash (#147).

Markers used: Copics (E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E51, E53, E55, E59, R20, N0, YG11, YG13, BG10, BG23, Y32). 


Next is a commission using Frizzy Jynx. 

Markers used: Copics (E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E35, E55, E57, B00, R20, R32, R35, R37, R39, R89, N0, N2, N4, N6).

She is also colored with Copics.  Papers are My Mind's Eye - Love Me. Die cuts include Heart Banner from La-La-Land Crafts and the Hearts Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I also added a couple of flowers and spattering of adhesive pearls.  Sketch is Card Mania (#55). 

And finally, another birthday card, this time using Miss Personality.

This sassy little miss is colored with Copics and cut using the Long Classic Rectangles.    Sketch is Sketch N Stash (#144).  Flowers, seam binding, a chipboard glitter number, and a Happy Birthday die cut corner from La-La-Land Crafts embellish the card.  Papers are My Minds Eye - Market.

Markers used: Copics (E00, E04, E11, E21, E50, E53, E55, E57, R22, R24, BG10, BG23, R34).

I will need to do some crafting this weekend, as I have a design team commitment, but I'm also hoping to get the Halloween decorations up!  It's that time again!  My FAVORITE time of the year!

Thanks for not giving up on me and checking in!  Hope you have a fabulous day!

- As You Like It Challenges: Favorite Digi Stamp (and why) My favorites are Saturated Canary!  Obviously.  lol  I can't pick just one; I love all of Krista's adorable art!  They make me happy.
- C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #278-Use a Charm or Metal
- Southern Girl Challenge: Girly/Shabby Chic
- Papertake Weekly: Oh How Cute
- Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
- Love To Scrap: #38-Anything Goes


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Holy Smokes, Batman! Look Who's 5!

At 8:09am five years ago today, my life changed forever and I became a mom.  I have watched him grow and change and today, as we rush off to school at that same exact time, I can't help but think about how fast time goes by.  When did my small man get so big?!?!

I wanted to share the birthday card I made for him.  I always ask him what he would like on his card.  This year the answer was Batman.  I was a little sad it wasn't Star Wars as that is the theme of his presents and cake (also by his request), but it's his birthday so Batman it is!  I colored up Teen Scene Goes Hollywood Christian the Dark Hero from Simply B Stamps for the occasion.  He is colored with Copics, fussy cut, popped up on foam squares, and layered on top of a Classic Ovals Nestabilities from Spellbinders.  Papers are Recollections - Comic Hero.  The sketch is courtesy of Digi Sketch Challenge.   They have an optional theme as well but I didn't follow that this time.  I used a Martha Stewart bat border punch as well as the city skyline Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  I added a sentiment on their Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics.  The "5" is a glitter chipboard number sticker from my stash.

We have a big evening planned with a birthday trip to Chuck E Cheese.  (I'm a firm believer that birthdays are super special and should be celebrated to their full potential!)  Happy 5th Birthday, Kayne!  Momma loves you to the forest moon of Endor and to Gotham City and back, buddy!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E04, E11, E21, YG93, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, Y35, B32, B34, B37).

- Cuttlebug Mania: Anything Die Cut
- Top Tip Tuesday: Kids (My tip: when designing my cards I lay everything out on the card first, as a "mock up", before I use any adhesive.  This way I can change anything that doesn't look quite right.)
- Crafts Galore Encore: #9-Make A Card 


Monday, September 15, 2014

KennyK's Krafty Krew #180 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Birthdays

Hi again!  It's a busy week for me here.  Two cards in two days with more to come!  A very special birthday is happening this week...  My small man is turning 5!  But more on that later!  Right now I have a new "Anything Goes" KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge to tell you about.  And the twist, appropriately enough, is Birthdays!  You MUST use a KennyK image to play along.  The twist is optional but there is incentive to use it! Three images are awarded to our winner, but use the twist and your prize gets an upgrade to five images!!!

I've used Total Drama to make a birthday card for my co-worker.  She is colored with Copics and I added a Stampin' Up sentiment from a set called Birthday Bliss.  Papers are My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart: Be Amazing.  I added a couple of fishtail flag banners, cut using My Favorite Things' Die-namic; a Happy Birthday die cut from La-La-Land Crafts; a few flowers; and two flat back pearls.

Visit the blog to see what the rest of the Krew has created and stop by for a little shopping!  While you're there be sure to grab the September freebie too!

Don't forget to wish the man himself, KennyK, a very happy birthday!  He celebrated his yesterday!  Hope your day rocked, Kenny!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E04, E11, E21, E70, E74, E79, N0, N2, BG10, BG72, BG75, R20, R35, R37, R39).