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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

KennyK's Krafty Krew #170 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Stars

A new challenge is on over at KennyK's Krafty Krew!  As always, it's Anything Goes with a Twist!  The optional twist?  This time it's "Stars".

Head over to the KennyK's Krafty Krew blog and check out the stellar inspiration from Team A{ll That} then play along  for your chance to win!  Our random winner gets 3 digis of choice (5 if you use the optional twist in your project) and each of our Top 3 picks will receive 1 digi each for the honor!

Remember: You MUST use a KennyK image to enter.  Don't have an image?  Pop over to for a little shopping!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Princess Bride (To-Be)

Hi there!  I'm back, sharing another card.  This one was a custom request for a Princess themed bridal shower.  I've colored Sexy Bride Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs with Copics and fussy cut her.  Her veil is covered with Frosted Lace Stickles to give it lots of sparkle.  Papers are My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found: Market Street.  The sketch I followed is a beauty from Cardabilities (#96).  I used one of my favorite dies to create the half circle element (French Pastry by Cheery Lynn Designs).  I added rhinestone flourishes, a few flowers, and a punched crown (Martha Stewart) with rhinestones added to the points.  The crown on the bride's head was cut from one of the designer papers.  I also added a rhinestone to the image for her earring.  The sentiment inside is from Create with TLC.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E11, E21, B21, YR24, Y23, Y28, Y35, R20, R24, R32, R43).

- Digis Galore: Flowers
- Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: #24-Anything Goes
- Sweet Stampin': Flowers
- Crafty Hands Challenge Blog: #12-Anything Goes
- Shelly's Images: April Showers Bring May Flowers (my interpretation: flowers)
- Card and Scrap: #73-Confirmation, Wedding, or Baby
- Country View Challenges: #14-New Beginnings
- Creative Moments: #40-Anything Goes/Girly
- Fab 'n' Funky: #211-Pink 


The Corrosive Challenge #197 - Pretty Pastels

Spring has finally arrived here in New England and my crafting has suffered for it!  After such a long, cold, snowy Winter this fairer weather is literally a breath of fresh air and has the small man and I outside and enjoying a bit of desperately needed warmth and sunshine!  I only made two cards last week, one of which I'm going to share with you today for the new Corrosive Challenge.

Our sponsor this fortnight is The Paper Shelter.  With their collection of sweet and adorable digital stamps they are perfect for any crafting occasion!  The really cool thing is that you not only receive a black and white line art version, but also a colored version as well- perfect for when you're crunched for time or if you just don't "do" coloring.  There's usually a fabulous background digital paper and collage composition included too, all for one low price!  The Paper Shelter is offering an awesome prize to our winner so you'll want to play along for your chance at a $20 gift certificate to their online shop!

Our theme for the challenge, Pretty Pastels, is perfect for Spring and the upcoming Easter holiday!  The Paper Shelter has generously supplied the team with two images but I've been shopping there (twice!) recently and decided to work with this beautiful new release called Rose.  She is colored with Copics and cut using the Classic Cirlces Nestabilities by Spellbinders.  I received this new Magnolia Doohickeys die in the mail (after a really long wait, thanks USPS) and couldn't wait to use it!  It's called ViewMaster and I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock with it then sponged the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I also used another new die and matching stamp set, both from Whimsy Stamps.  These are called Tiny Shapes die set and Spell It Out.  I created the "HI" sentiment with them.  I added cheesecloth, a punched butterfly (Martha Stewart), flatback adhesive pearls, and a Tim Holtz Pen Nib.  Papers are DCWV - Vintage Collector.

I don't usually purposely work with pastels so this was indeed a challenge for me, but I love how she turned out.  I hope you'll pop over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see what soft and subtle creations the rest of the team has to share!

Markers used: Copics (E00,E11,E13, E15,E17, E19, E21, R32, R81, R85, BG10, BG72, YG61).

- A Gem of a Challenge: #117-Spring is in the Air 
- Color Me Creative: #90-Anything Goes
- Crafty Calendar: April-Things with Wings (butterflies)
- Open Minded Crafting Challenges: #8-Easter or Pastel Colors
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #52-Anything Goes
- Crafty Girls Challenge: #15-Anything Goes
- It's All About The Vintage: #66-Shabby Chic
- Moving Along With The Times: Easter/Spring
- Bearly Mine Challenges: April-Spring
- Fairies Challenge Blog: #23-Shabby or Vintage
- Divas By Design: Easter/Spring
- Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #70-Anything Goes 


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Friendship Gives You Wings

Sometimes it's nice to color just because.  I enjoy it.  It's my stress relief and therapy.  And since it also nice to receive a card "just because", I decided to do exactly that for one of my friends.  This is one of the images I recently purchased from The East Wind.  She's called Lucy Loo Flower Goddess.  I colored her with Copics and cut her out using the Romantic Rectangles Nestabilities from Spellbinders.  Papers are My Mind's Eye - Dolled Up.  I added a few punched butterflies (Martha Stewart), cherry blossoms dimensional stickers (Jolee's Boutique), a pearl flourish, flat back adhesive pearls, a Tim Holtz chitchat sticker for my sentiment, and a die cut corner from a set called Four Corners (My Favorite Things).

These images are SO much fun to color!  I have a couple more printed out already plus I just received the April freebie in the monthly newsletter!  If you're not already signed up for the newsletter, head over to The East Wind Challenge blog and look for the pink box!

Thanks for taking a peek!  Hope your week is rolling along just fine!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E11, E21, E23, E25, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, R32, R35, R37, R81, R85, BG10, BG72).

- The East Wind Challenge Blog: #4-Use a Sentiment
- Crafting By Designs: April-Anything Goes 
- Crafting For All Seasons: #74-Dies and Punches
- Creative Moments: #39-Anything Goes/Things with Wings
- Divas by Design: Anything Goes
- The House That Stamps Built: DCC326-Things with Wings
- Deep Ocean Challenge: #74-For A Friend
- Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge: #29-Use Patterned Paper
- Just Inspirational: April-Family or Friends (Photo Inspiration below)

- Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes  


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

KennyK's Krafty Krew #169 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Pastels

Anyone have any April Fool's Day shenanigans planned (or been the victim of them)?   Hopefully it's an uneventful day here!  lol  I don't do well with pranks.  It's no joke that I have another card to share with you, though!  This one is for the new challenge over at KennyK's Krafty Krew where it's always Anything Goes.  With a twist.  The optional theme for this challenge is "Pastels".

I have so many awesome KennyK images that I had a hard time deciding which one to use.  I had printed out several but ultimately went with Devilish Donna from the Gothic Angelz collection.  I colored her with Copics and fussy cut her.  Star Dust Stickles was added to her wings.  I've been trying to utilize more of my die collection on my cards lately and have added two as yet unused ones here.   I finally cracked open the Tim Holtz Picture Wheel (Sizzix), and I used the star and guitar from the Accent It - Rock and Roll Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  Then I embellished my little heart out: lace trim, rhinestones and a rhinestone flourish, flowers, a crown from the Tim Holtz Adornments!  The sentiment is also from My Favorite Things, a set called Document It - Rock On and is layered on top of a lovely Stampin'  Up stamp from the Elementary Elegance set.  Papers are Basic Grey - True Love.

Head over to the KennyK's Krafty Krew blog and see all the pretty pastel inspiration from Team B{iker Girl} then play along  for your chance to win!  Our random winner gets 3 digis of choice (5 if you use the optional twist in your project) and each of our Top 3 picks will receive 1 digi each for the honor!  Plus, also display our badge on your blog and be in the running for a fabulous prize from Marianne Designs!

Remember: You MUST use a KennyK image to enter.  Don't have an image?  Pop over to for a little shopping and snag the monthly freebie while you're there!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E11, E21, R32, R81, R85, BG10, BG72, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8).

- Artistic Inspirations: #85-Easter Colors/Anything Goes
- Digi Makeover Challenge: #134-Pastel Colors
- Incy Wincy Designs: Tic Tac Toe  (I've used gems/free/pink and also wings/free/lace)

- Make Something Monday: #13-Sparkle
- Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
- The Crazy Challenge: #168-Bling It Up
- One Stitch At A Time: #206-Anything Goes
- Allsorts Challenge: #252-Use Those Dies
- Color Me Creative: #89-Sparkle It
- Alphabet Challenge: D is for Diecuts
- Chocolate, Cards, and Coffee: #61-Glitter and Lace
- Crafty Hands Challenge Blog: #11-Shabby Chic
- Digi Haven: Things with Wings
- Graph'It Color Challenge: Wk12/13-Springtime Pastels   


Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Corrosive Challenge #196 - Show Us Your Metal

As predicted, it's been a busy weekend!  Of course, I waited until the last minute to create my card and then on top of it all I had to deal with a little technical difficulty from the new router!  I don't know where it gets off telling me is a malicious website!  Hmph!  After a panicked call to my brother, a setting change, and a computer restart, I was back up and running so that I could tell you about the new Corrosive Challenge that starts today!

We are sponsored this fortnight by the devilish and delightful Delicious Doodles!  Teri has offered 4 digis of choice to our winner (plus the team was generously given images to work with)!  

Our theme is "Show Us Your Metal"!  C'mon!  Show us what you've got!  Hardware, that is.  We want to see you embellish your projects with at least one item made from metal.  I opted to work with Steampunk Mermaid.  She is colored with Copics and sponged with Pool Party classic ink from Stampin' Up.  My metal pieces are from Tim Holtz because we all know I totally have a crafty crush!  I've used an Ornate Plate and a metal corner.  I also added flowers, pearl flourishes, and die cut gears made using the My Favorite Things Time Pieces Die-namics.  Several punches were used as well (Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up).  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set called Elementary Elegance.  And the patterned papers from my stash are Paper Pizzazz.  The sketch is the current Deconstructed Sketch (#144) but I set my image panel at an angle.

Be sure to pop over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see what fabulous creations my teamies have forged!  Thanks for visiting!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E11, E21, R32, R81, RV66, N0, N2, N4, N6, YG00, YG11, BG10, BG72, BV000, BV02, BV11, BV13).

- Delicious Doodles: #81-Mother's Day or A Special Female
- Fairytale Stampers: #36-Favorite Colors 
- Pile It On: #13-Floral Fantasy 
- Digitally Sweet: #81-Add A Frame
- Scrapper's Delight: #19-For A Special Lady 
- Craft Your Passion: #206-Mother's Day/For the Ladies 


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sassy Studio Designs "Go Green, It's Spring"

I am so excited to be blogging from the comfort of my living room once again!  My brother made a tech house call to set up my new wireless router.  I paid him in pizza.  Bargain.  It was well worth it to be "unplugged" again!  Today I am sharing a card I made for my co-worker's birthday (and for the Sassy Studio Designs "Go Green, It's Spring" Tic Tac Toe challenge).  She is pregnant with her first child right now so I selected The Greatest Gift as my image.  She is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I loved sketch #95 at Cardabilities so I've used it here.  I've added half a paper doily, flowers, and die cut leaves (Sizzix).  The die cut sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set called Wrapped in Love and is cut with the Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics, also from MFT.  The epoxy flat back was made using Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Shape Studio tool, a scrap of chevron designer paper, and a EC Round 25 Bubble Cap.  Papers are Simply Pastels by Recollections.

My three in a row are: Flower, Reuse, Die Cut.  My reused item is a Cheerios cereal box I utilized to make my own chipboard letters.  This is great because you can use any designer paper, glitter, etc you want to make them match your project!  I used the By The Letter Die-namics from MFT for the hb (happy birthday).

 Here's a look at how I made these!

Pretty cool, right?  I need to remember to do this more often.  They add a nice touch to the project.  My weekend promises to be a busy one, but I'll be back on Sunday with a new Corrosive Challenge!  Hope to see you there!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E11, E21, E25, E27, E70, E74, E79, R32, R81, R85, RV66).

- Sassy Studio Designs: DTBST #222-Pretty Pastels
- A Creative Romance: Spring Flowers
- Crafty Catz: #224-Anything Goes
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #50-Anything Goes
- Stampin' for the Weekend: Spring Colors