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Saturday, May 2, 2015

KennyK's Krafty Krew #194 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Just A Girl

I'm late, I'm late....  This is the story of my life!  Lol  Not only am I late posting for KennyK's Krafty Krew new Anything Goes challenge, but these special birthday cards themselves (made for my best friend's twin daughters) are late as well!  Their birthday was mid-March.  Ooops.  But hey, better late than never, right?  And I always say I'm worth the wait anyway!  Haha!

Our twist this time around is "Just A Girl".  Use any KennyK digi or clear stamp image for your chance to play along for a prize of two clear stamp sets.  BUT if you utilize the twist you get a bonus prize of 2 digis of your choice as well!  Sweet, right?

For the cards I used the fabulous Team Spirit clear stamp set.  The girls cheer so she was perfect.  I decided that I was going to make the cards the same yet different.  Just like them.  I created two cards with the same Stampvie sketch (#236) using similar Recollections papers in pink and purple.  The sentiment is included in the clear stamp set.  I added a couple of flowers and bling flourishes and a length of lace to each card.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart.  The die cut behind the image is Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Lovely View (Spellbinders) and I used the Resplendent Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders) for the images which are colored with Copics.

 Pop on over to the challenge blog to see what girly creations the rest of the Krew has to offer!  Then color up a KennyK image (or use one of the awesome pre-colored versions found HERE) and play along!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E50, E51, E53, R20, RV34, RV63, RV66, RV69, B00, B02, Y28, Y35, V20, V25, BV08, N0, N2, N4, N6


Monday, April 27, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #223 - Hip to be Square

Hello!  I'm running a little late with my post for the new Corrosive Challenge!  We have an awesome new first time sponsor: Oddball Art!  Many of you know it's a challenge in itself for me to be punctual, but this time I did have legit reasons: an ink blob and a misbehaving printer were to blame!  Honest!  This version of Heidi Pinkyswear is the second one I colored after my Copic E47 decided to drip on her head!  Then my new Canon Pixma printer suddenly decided to stop printing from Word when I went to reprint her!  I swear it was a craft room mutiny!  After two hours of searching the Internet for a fix with nothing to show for it but building frustration, I gave up and went to bed.  Some things just are not meant to be!

The next day I was able to download Open Office as a work around, get Heidi reprinted and colored without incident, and finally made into a card for our "Hip to be Square" theme!  All you need to do to play along for your chance to win 3 digis from the lovely Lizzy Love is make a square project!  Visit her etsy shop HERE to see her fabulous images!

I made a humorous birthday card for a friend using Sketch Saturday (#358) as my starting point.  Heidi was colored with Copics and cut using Labels Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Paper is from my stash.  I added a buckle and type charm from Tim Holtz as well as a couple of flowers.  The other two dies used were First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics (My Favorite Things) and Scallop Border die (La-La-Land Crafts).  The sentiment is also from MFT, a set called More Essential Sentiments.  

Head over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see just how square the design team can be!  While you're there, join in the fun!

Copics used:  E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E79, R20, RV34, BG10, BG72, BG75


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

KennyK's Krafty Krew Challenge #193 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Flower Power

Hi there!  I'm popping in mid-week to share my latest KennyK creation which accompanies a new clear stamp release AND a new challenge!  Visit KennyK Clear Stamps for the former and KennyK's Krafty Krew for the latter!

Our current theme is Anything Goes (as always) with an optional twist of "Flower Power"!  You MUST use a KennyK image (clear or digi) to play either way, but using the twist will get you more prize if you are our winner.  We are offering 2 clear stamps of choice this time around with a bonus of two digis for using the twist.

Your flowers can be anywhere on your project- the image itself, your papers, the embellishments.  Get creative and let's see your inner hippy!  I'm actually showing my inner rocker as I've used the brand new Sexy Rocker clear stamp!  She is colored with Copics and cut using the Long Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  There are a couple of other dies in use here as well: Zipper (Marianne Design) and Accent It - Rock and Roll Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  I added my flowers, a metal corner, a couple of pieces of bling, and a coating of Glaze pen to her glasses.  The sentiment is one of several that comes with the image.  I thought it would be fun to cut it with guitar pick die!  The zebra print paper is by Canvas Corp. The layout is based on the current Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge (#214).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll head over to the Krafty Krew blog to see the bouquet of beautiful blooms from the design team!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E79, R20, RV29, RV34, N2, N4, N6, B32, B34


Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #222 - Floral Fantasy

Welcome to another Corrosive Challenge!  I have been having a rough time crafting lately.  First I was sick!  Fever, chills, the whole shebang!  And last week I somehow managed to acquire a pinched nerve in my neck that is radiating pain down my right arm (and of course I'm right handed).  Between that and the horrid weather that has continued to plague us until yesterday, I have spent my spare time on the couch in a funk.  My neck/shoulder/arm still hurt and my mojo was off but I soldiered on to make a card because we are introducing a new sponsor this fortnight: Ching-Chou Kuik!  Her enchanting images can be found HERE in her etsy shop.

Our theme is "Floral Fantasy".  Just use flowers somewhere on your creation (part of the image, on your paper, as an embellishment) and you're in!  Ching-Chou was kind enough to allow us each to select an image to work with and I picked Embrace the Ocean.  I used to her make a thank you card for someone who recently did something very kind and generous for me!  

She is colored in Copics and cut using Classic Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders) then matted on Bead Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I added Liquid Pearl in White Opal to the pearls in her hair.  I also used adhesive pearls around the image.  Papers are Everyday Enchantment from Stampin' Up.  Assorted Martha Stewart punches, flowers, and a sentiment from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps' Vintage Affections - For All You Do stamp set adorn my card.  The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches (#295).

Pop over to the challenge blog to see the floral beauty the team has to share with you!  I will attempt to have a productive day, even if that just means getting caught up on dishes, laundry, and my TV shows on Hulu. 

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E70, E74, Y28, YR02, YR24, R20, R35, R37, BG10, BG23, BG45, BG75, YG17

- Crafty Calendar: April-Add a Sentiment
- Kit and Clowder: April-Flowers
- Crafty Catz: #274-Two or More Patterned Papers
- Graph'It Colour Challenge: Flower Power
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #101-Anything Goes


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Goblin Queen

Hi there!  Anyone fall victim to an April Fool's joke today?  I can happily say I did not.  Yet, anyway.  I'm just popping in to share a card.  I am so far behind with my blogging!  I have several cards that are just waiting to be shown to the world, but there never seems to be enough time in the day lately.  I am fighting a cold (and it's winning) but I wanted to share my Goblin Queen creation for the Simply B Stamps Facebook Fan Group challenge.  The image was free but there was a catch- you had to color her up and create a project choosing either her "light side" or her "dark side".  I went with light and this is the result.

She is colored with Copics and cut with Romantic Rectangles (Spellbinders).  I added Crystal Stickles to her wings.  The spider web die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I recently picked up some resin frames from the Michaels dollar section and I've used one here with a sentiment from The Artful Stamper.  Papers are Basic Grey - Euphria - Delirium.  I added a couple of bling flourishes and a few flowers to finish off the card.  

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG11, YG13, B00, B02, BG72

- Crafting by Designs: April-Anything Goes
- Crafty Creations Challenges: #286-Anything Goes~No Foolin'
- The Sisterhood of Crafters: Come Fly with Me
- Die Cuttin Divas: #209-Anything Goes
- Party Time Tuesdays: #196-Anything Goes
- Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
- Try It On Tuesday: They Who Have Wings
- Crafting from the Heart: #53-Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion: #255-Always Anything Goes 
- Get Creative Challenges: #11-Must Use a Die Cut

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #221 - Hop into Spring

Hi there!  It may still feel like Winter here but Spring has sprung at The Corrosive Challenge!    Our theme this fortnight is "Hop into Spring"! (Even though we got several more inches of snow yesterday!)  For this challenge, make any Spring inspired or Easter creation to play along!

Our sponsor is the always delightful Sami Stamps!  Sami Siemers Ratliff is the owner, and if the images look a little familiar it is because she is the younger sister of Tammy from A Day For Daisies.  (Such a talented family!)  Sami has a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration.  Per her blog, "My inspiration comes from those things around me that make me happy in hopes that it might brighten your day.  We believe in surrounding yourself with the things that inspire and make you happy."

Sami is offering our winner the generous prize of a $12 Gift Certificate to her shop!  She was also kind enough to provide each of the design team members with an image of their choice.  I selected Egg Bunny.  This cute little guy is going to be Kayne's Easter card.

He is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  He was then mounted on Classic Circles and Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and popped up with foam squares.  The picket fence is the wood grain Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  I also used the First Place Ribbon Die-namics and the Hoppy Easter stamp set, both from MFT.  Fran-Tage in Shabby Blue adds a bit of texture behind the image.  A couple of buttons from my stash are my only other embellishment.  Papers are The Blossom Song stack (DCWV) and the layout is inspired by the current Sketch Saturday (#354).

Copics used: B00, B02, B04, R32, R35, YG11, YG13, N0, N2, N4

- Crazy 4 Challenges: #279-Let's Think Spring 
- Di's Digi Designs: Spring is Here
- Hiding in my Craft Room: #193-Any Holiday
- Little Claire's Designs: #55-Springtime 
- My Sheri Crafts: Easter Wishes (crosses, bunnies, or eggs)
- My Time To Craft: #285-Easter Animals
- Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: #30-E is for Easter 
- Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: #73-Anything Goes (Add a Sentiment)
- Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Easter 


Friday, March 20, 2015

Guest Designer for Art by MiRan

Hello!  Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful week and is looking forward to the weekend!  Mine has been a bit of a roller coaster, but when the ride stopped I exited with a smile.  And I've lots to smile about!  One of those things was being asked to be guest designer over at the artbymiran challenge blog!  I was allowed to select two images as my prize for winning this honor.  I picked Pop Star Suzy to use on today's card for Challenge #28.  She is colored with Copics and cut with Classic Rectangles Nestabilities.  Papers are from the Rock Star stack (DCWV) and remind me of the movie Clueless.  One of my faves!  It must be the pink.  And the plaid.  Anyway...  I used the current Tuesday Morning Sketches (#292) for my layout and added flowers, a bit of bling, and two music related dies - Virtuoso Music and Musical Motifs (both from Memory Box).

Visit the blog to play along with this fantastic always Anything Goes challenge!  And be sure to head over to Mi Ran's etsy shop HERE for all her gorgeous digis!  She also sells rubber stamps through Whimsy Stamps HERE.

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E79, R20, R81, R83, R85, RV34, Y28, N0, N2, N4, N6

- C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: #303-Mother's Day/Female
- Crafting with an Attitude: #1-Anything Goes
- In the Pink: #65-Lot of Layers
- Addicted to Stamps: #136-Anything Goes
- Creative Moments: #64-Anything Goes/For Mom or a Special Lady
- Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #81-Use a Diecut
- Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
- Crafting from the Heart: #51-Anything Goes