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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Blog-iversary Blog Candy

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Can you believe that this month it will have been a year since I started blogging? It amazes me how quickly time goes by! That's the reason that I keep reminding myself that life is too short not to enjoy it... For me that means spending time with my son, my family, my friends; paper crafting; and SHOPPING! And the latter is where you luck out today! I have been stocking up for my blog-iversary blog candy for three months, and I hope you like the goodies I've included!

Here is what you will get if you are the winner of this candy:
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Floral Dies
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Bingo and Patchwork Texture Fades set
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adage Tickets
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Glitter Glue
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags Dies
  • Basic Grey Opaline designer half pearl embellishments
  • Prima Say it in Pearls embellishment
  • Prima Say it in Crystals embellishment
  • Prima Winter Rose - Cherry Frost
  • Tickled Pink Stamps - Lil Lolita Lilith red rubber unmounted stamp
  • Tickled Pink Stamps - Lil Lolita Fashionette 80s Sookie red rubber unmounted stamp
  • (1) sheet EZ Mount Foam
  • Inkadinkado Paperwork Greetings clear stamp set
  • Smooch Pearlized Ink Accent Inks - Snickerdoodle/Moonlight
  • Inkssentials Crackle Accents
  • DCWV Tattered Time matstack
  • (5) Studio112 clear mini stamps
  • Studio 112 clear mini block
All you need to do to be eligible to win are follow the rules below. One entry per person, please. A winner will be chosen by random draw and announced on June 1st. No skipping steps... I will be checking up to make sure everyone is playing fair! :)

Here are the rules:
  1. Become a follower of my blog. Already a follower? Fabulous, and thank you!
  2. Post my candy in the sidebar of your blog, with a link back to this post, and please feel free to talk it up on your blog or on facebook or any other social networking site you may use. Tell your friends. I bet they like candy too...
  3. Add your name using the blue frog from Inlinkz below and leave me a comment. Make sure I have a way to contact you in case you are the winner.

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you'll come back to check out my creations as well! Good luck and happy crafting!


Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas Challenge #4 - Handmade

I am really getting a fabulous head start on my holiday cards this year! These monthly challenges are fantastic motivation! I say I am going to do this every year and then, inevitably, come December I am freaking out trying to figure out how to get them all done. The past two years I didn't even try... I just used the small man as an excuse to send photo cards! lol I'm sure I will continue to do that, but it's nice that I'll be able to send handmade ones too this year.

Today I am here with my guest design team post for Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas Challenge #4. The theme for the month of June is Handmade. It can be anything you crafted, designed or created personally. It can be hand-crafted embellishments or an origianal template... We leave that decision up to you and can't wait wait to see what unique ideas you come up with. I chose to use my Die-namic mini rolled roses die to make flowers for my card. I also used a Martha Stewart punch and Classic Circle Nesties to create the peppermint candies out of red sparkle cardstock backed with plain white. The branches are also punched.

I selected Lil Christmas Willow as my image. She was a perfect match with her candy canes for my peppermint themed paper and punched candies. I had a lot of fun coloring her, but I think it's time for a new white gel pen. Mine was a little difficult about coverage. My layout is the May sketch (#36) from CLP, which I am hoping to squeeze in before the deadline.

If you'd like to play along, visit the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge blog here! There is a special page just for the Christmas challenges and you will see a link to it at the top of the page. You have all month to post your project. The only requirements are that you use an image from one of the TPS lines that can be purchased here and which include:
  • Lil Lolitas and Lil Lads
  • Pinkettes
  • Pink Pets
  • Cherrie
and that you follow the challenge theme.

I hope you enjoyed my creation! I will be back a few times this week as I have another holiday challenge to post plus more design team creations to share! Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll peek in again from time to time! Have a fabulous day!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Christmas Willow (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, E04, YG95, YG97, Y32, Y35, Y38); Prismacolor Art Markers (169, 198, 200)
Paper: Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Baja Breeze card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Figgy Pudding - Silent Night, Pepperberry, and Peppermint designer paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Classic Circles and Labels Sixteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Martha Stewart embossed peppermint & branch punches and doily lace border punch (EK Success); Die-namics mini rolled roses die (My Favorite Things); designer half pearls (Basic Grey); Peal adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft); lace (unknown); glue dots; 3D dots

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mojo Monday 192

Just a quick 2nd post to share this card that I made for the current Mojo Monday challenge. Sketch 192 was too pretty to pass up. My creation was a request from the IT guy where I work.... It's for his wife on her 50th birthday. He told me she loves Tiffany & Co and likes to read so I combined the signature Tiffany's blue with an image of books. I think the designer paper is gorgeous and just makes the card! It's from The Blossom Song stack by DCWV.

Thanks for taking a peek and hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend so far! I think today will be a lazy day for us... a little shopping and hopefully some crafting too. After I venture out for my iced coffee, of course! Have a fabulous day!

Card Supplies
Images: Who's That Birthday Girl (My Favorite Things); Bookworm Hanna (Hanna Stamps); En Francais (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up); Copics (E31, YG95, YG97); Prismacolor Art Markers (192, 197, 198)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Blossom Song stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Lacey Circles and Labels Seven Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (Stampin' Up); adhesive faux pearl flourishes (Recollections); Thickers Delight Glitter Letter stickers (American Crafts); Martha Stewart Branch punch and Doily Lace border punch (EK Success); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

The Corrosive Challenge #118 - Oh Christmas Tree

It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas cards.... So what if it's only Memorial Day weekend! At The Corrosive Challenge we believe in getting a head start so this week's theme for challenge #118 is Oh Christmas Tree and it's all about the holidays. If you check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented Corrosive design team you will see that most of us took it literally and our projects have trees somewhere on them. I chose an adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil entitled "Cat's in the Christmas Tree". I'm sure there are cat owners out there nodding knowingly right now. lol My layout is SSS110 from The Sweet Stop.

It is a little odd to be coloring a Christmas tree while the weather is hot & humid and cook outs and swimming are planned activities, but it will mean less stress at the end of the year and I'm all for that!

I will have a few more holiday cards for you this week as the monthly challenges kick off plus tomorrow is my one year blog-iversary! I am very excited about what I have accomplished in that time! And I want to thank you for accompanying me for the ride! Thanks for looking and if blogger will let you, leave a comment to let me know you've visited. I read and value each and every one!

Card Supplies
Images: Cat's in the Christmas Tree (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Ink: printer; Barely Banana and So Saffron (Stampin' Up); Copics (Y32, Y35, YG95, TG97, R20, W6, W8, E33); Prismacolor Art Markers (151, 152)
Paper: Baroque Burgundy, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Shining Stars and Joyful - Let It Snow sparkle designer paper (cloud9design)
Accessories: Labels Two Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Type Charms (Tim Holtz); Fresh Mowed Grass Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest); glue dots; 3D dots

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #21 - 3 Designer Papers

Welcome to another Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge! This week challenge # 21 is to use 3 designer papers on your project. I picked the dots, stripes, & plaids stack from DCWV for my paper. SSS109 from The Sweet Stop provided my layout. And this week it's a sketch with a spin: to make it masculine! I think I've managed to meet that criteria. The card is for one of my co-workers to give her son, who is turning 13 this weekend and eagerly awaiting the event. He has been counting down for weeks she tells me! lol He loves what most teenage boys do - video games, girls, facebook, sports, and music! So I chose Lil Fox Emilio for my image with his hip scarf and ipod in hand, um, paw. The number stickers look like varsity letters which represent his love of sports as well.

It has been a rough week here.... Little to no crafting has been accomplished. This is only the 2nd card I've made this week. I came down with a mild late Spring cold which has really knocked me for loop and even worse, my poor son caught it from me and had a fever of 102 yesterday! I have been home from work for two days and it's been sunny and 80 degrees... just gorgeous outside! And we've been inside on the couch. A sick toddler does not a relaxing day off make! Oh, well. I'm happy to be able to take care of him myself when he doesn't feel well. And even though he is sick, it's still quality time spent with my small man! He is still sleeping (we were up late because he couldn't sleep). His fever finally broke, though, and I'm hoping this means he's recharging so he'll be full of smiles and playfulness like the sweet boy he usually is!

Hope you are all having a good week! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Fox Emilio (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing Ink (Ranger); Copics (E13, E15, E21, R20, R32); Prismacolor Art Markers (18, 27, 38, 198); Prismacolor Pencil (PC943 - Burnt Ocre)
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Ruby Red, Taken with Teal, and Certainly Celery card stock (Stampin' Up); whit card stock (Georgia Pacific); dots, stripes, & plaids stack (DCWV)
Accessories:Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Decorative Flourishes die set (Sizzix); colored buttons (Basic Grey); Adage Tickets (Tim Holtz); Jolee's By You - Headphones sticker (EK Success); Black Varsity Number stickers (EK Success); white wax thread; glue dots; 3D dots

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #117 - Cupcakes

It's Sunday and that means there's plenty to be excited about! First, the world didn't end yesterday as predicted! Phew... That means I can go on crafting! And enjoying all the other things in life that make me happy... We all know #1 on that list would be my son, but sweet treats are ranked fairly high as well! lol And that ties in nicely with the theme of this week's Corrosive Challenge - Cupcakes! Simply use the delicious confection somewhere on your project to qualify for the prize from Queen Kat Stamps and to be in the running for guest designer.

I remembered that I had this sweet, but toxic Halloween cupcake stamp from Impression Obsession that had never been inked up. Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, I decided it wasn't too early to make a card for the occasion. The image actually contains three cupcakes, each with a different creepy topping, but due to size constraints I opted to use just one. My sketch is courtesy of Sketch Saturday (SS156).

It has been a busy, on-the-go weekend here.... And it looks like the trend will continue right through this coming week. This morning, for instance, I have to make a card and bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies before we head off to a graduation party. I'll need to get moving and start my day soon, but I wanted to thank you for stopping by! Enjoy!

Card Supplies
Images: Spooky Cakes (Impression Obsession)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up); Copics (YG95, YG97); Prismacolor Art Markers (108)
Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Cajun Craze card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Wicked Fun designer series paper (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Classic Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Nightfall adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Halloween specialty brads (Recollections); Martha Stewart Vampire Label sticker (EK Success); Martha Stewart Branch punch (EK Success); Decorative Flourishes die set (Sizzix); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); black lace (Wrights); glue dots; 3D dots

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #20 - Distressing

I'm back with your new Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge and this week it's DISTRESSING! Now don't fret... I didn't mean the challenge will upset you (Though it may, if you're like me and cringe every time you crumple, rip, tear, and otherwise maul perfectly good card stock and designer paper! lol)! We simply want to see a distressed look on your creation. That may mean tearing some paper, inking it up, sanding down an embellishment or any other type of distressing that you can dream up. All are acceptable.

I have used a combination of techniques on my card. I haven't crafted in 5 days and have
een feeling a bit blue. This whole projected ended up being one big therapy session for me and it felt good to channel my feeling into something creative! I used Lil Valentine Lilith as my image. I love that look on her face! I've been there, and I felt a kinship with her. She was printed on white card stock and colored with Copics and Prismacolor markers. I inked the edges of my card base with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. I love that man and his crafting supplies! My next layer of purple card stock was cut with deckle scissors around the edges, run through my Cuttlebug in a 5x7 embossing folder and then sanded. The black and white designer paper was ripped and the edges also inked with Vintage Photo. My final layer is Kraft on which I printed a poem of unrequited love by Lord Byron entitled When We Two Parted. I misted the card stock with water, crumpled it, ripped the edges, sponged the edges with Vintage Photo and the surface with Old Paper Distressing Ink. After that, all that was left was to add my embellishments. I distressed the adage tickets as well. My layout started out as this week's Mojo Monday sketch (#191), but once I got started it sort of took on a life of it's own, and I ended up deviating from the sketch slightly.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you'll leave me a comment to let me know what you think! I am hoping each day gets brighter for me, at least metaphorically anyway since it's been raining for days and the trend is forecast to continue through the weekend. Enjoy YOUR day and happy crafting!
Card Supplies
Images: Lil Valentine Lilith (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Old Paper Distressing Ink (Ranger); Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, V09, W6, W8, W10, E25, E27, B32, B34); Prismacolor Art Markers (100, 171)
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, and Elegant Eggplant card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Spiderwebs - Haunted Parlor designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Adage Tickets (Tim Holtz); corners (Tim Holtz); Nightfall adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); black lace (Wrights); lace trim (Wyla); Decorative Flourishes die set (Sizzix); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Winter Rose Violet Ice (Prima); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Cuttlebug Love's in the Air embossing folder (Provocraft); deckle scissors (Fiskars); sanding block (Tim Holtz); glue dots; 3D dots

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #73 - Recipe

Welcome to another Sassy Studio Designs Dare To Be Sassy Thursday! Today's challenge (#73) is a recipe one... We would like you to use the following "ingredients" on your card: 3 designer papers, 2 buttons, twine. This card was a special request from one of my co-workers. She is involved in the pageant world and has a friend competing that she wanted to wish good luck to. I immediately thought of this SSD image, called Crissy's Prom. I paper pieced her gown and used two other coordinating designer papers behind my image. The buttons are bling from Bazzill, and I threaded some twine through them as well as through the Ribbon Tag Nestie that I stamped my sentiment on. I couldn't resist adding a flower and some pearls as well. My layout is last week's sketch from Card Positioning Systems (CPS217).

If you'd like to play along, all you have to do is whip up a project based on the recipe and post it here before next Wednesday evening. The winner gets to select 2 SSD images of their choice! Also, be sure to check out our Sassy Christmas Challenge #2 - Santa Baby on the SSD blog and our bi-weekly challenge over at our Paper Craft Planet SSD group. The more you play, the greater your chances of winning are!

I'll be back in a bit with the new Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge for this week! Thursdays sure are busy around here these days! :) Thanks for looking and hope you'll stop by again soon!

Card Supplies
Images: Crissy's Prom (Sassy Studio Designs); Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, B02, B04, E31, E33, E34)
Paper: Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, and Certainly Celery card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Whimsy stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Ribbon Trio Tag Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Peal adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); adhesive faux pearl flourishes (Recollections); Honeydew baker's twine (The Twinery); Modern Avalanche buttons (Bazzill Basics); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #116 - Birthdays

Hello, fellow crafty bloggers! It's good to be back up and running after the crazy week of technical difficulties! It's Sunday and for me that means coffee and a lazy rainy day with my son. It also means another Corrosive Challenge! This week's theme is Birthdays! Yup, it's that easy! For my design team creation I chose an image from Tickled Pink Stamps. She is called Lil Lolita Kellita, and this is the digi version. Digis are fabulous because you can re-size them to suit your project as I've done here. (TPS digis are only available from the 15th through the 21st of each month so if you are interested run right over to the shop this week to splurge on yours!)

I used some K&Company birthday themed paper and mini roses and rhinestones since no birthday is complete without flowers and bling! My layout is courtesy of The Sweetest Thing's Sweet Sunday Sketch 116 from last week. So I didn't get to enter mine, but there is a new sketch today if you are interested in playing along with them!

I am off to enjoy my one full day with my munchkin... Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is a fantastic one!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Lolita Kellita (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Old Olive (Stampin' Up); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, V09, YG95, YG97, E15, E25, E27), Prismacolor Art Markers (46, 86)
Paper: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum, Old OIive, and Tempting Turquoise card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Confetti (K&Company)
Accessories: Labels Seventeen Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Double Loops border punch (Martha Stewart); rhinestone flourish (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #19 - Vintage Colors

Is everyone ready for another Tickled Pink Stamps challenge? Challenge #19 is to use Vintage Colors. That might mean something a little different to each of us, depending on your style. For me, the Whimsy stack from DCWV with it's sherbet colors was just thing. Check out all the gorgeous creations from the design team and play along by visiting the Tickled Pink Challenge blog here!

I am thoroughly enjoying my guest designer spot with them and today I decided to play with one of the Lil Pinkette images. This is August... She is my favorite Pinkette for several reasons. 1) Her name is my birth month. 2) She's adorable. 3) She loves music like I do. (Once upon a time I worked in the radio industry and dreamed of being an on-air DJ. I settled for doing weddings for a while.) Since TPS is sponsoring Sketch Saturday this week I opted to use #154 as my starting point. It was a fun sketch, and of course I dressed it up with some flowers, punched butterflies, and bling. The sign is from my stash, and I've had it for a while, waiting for the perfect use. This was it!

Today is going to be a busy day... A full day of work and then I have 3 cards I need to complete somehow before tomorrow. I average one card a night usually , what with dinner time and bath time and play time and bed time. Oh my. Once my munchkin is asleep I can usually sit down at my desk to craft. It will be interesting to see what time in the wee hours of the morning I get to bed... lol

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Pinkette August (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E25, E27, E31, E33); Prismacolor Art Markers (131, 132, 192, 198)
Paper: Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, and Not Quite Navy card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Whimsy stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Die-namics Dizzy Doily and Banner Day dies (My Favorite Things); Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft); Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (Stampin' Up); Cameo Roses Poppyfield (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper min rose (Recollections); branch and butterfly punches (Martha Stewart); adhesive rhinestone flourish (Recollections); Eclectic Metal Signs - Bliss (Making Memories); glue dots

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #72 - Wedding/Bridal

Welcome to this week's Dare To Be Sassy Thursday post! The challenge is to create a wedding or bridal project. I decided to put a little spin on it and opted to make a bachelorette card. The image I used is a Sassy Studio Designs one called Martini Pin-Up. I found the fun bachelorette themed paper at one of my local chain craft stores. Add a white garter and the party can get started! I noticed after I uploaded my photo that my layers are a little crooked, but it's been a rough week so they are staying that way. That is the charm about hand-made items, right? Their unique quirkiness and lack of perfection? lol My layout is courtesy of sketch MOJO190 from Mojo Monday.

Wedding season is upon us so come play along! Post your creations here before next Wednesday evening for a chance to win 2 SSD images of your choice. Also don't forget we have other challenges to participate in as well (the monthy holiday challenge on the blog and the bi-weekly challenge over on our Paper Craft Planet group). Plus there are always fun sponsorships to take part in as well. Be sure to stop by the Sassy blog to get details on all the happenings!

Thanks for looking!

Card Supplies
Images: Martini Pin-Up (Sassy Studio Designs); computer generated sentiment
Ink: printer; Positively Pink (Stampin' Up); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E25, E27, E33, R43, R37, YG95, YG97); Prismacolor Art Markers (108, 109, 112)
Paper: Basic Gray and Positively Pink card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); All Dressed Up - Black Pinstripe (DCWV); Bachelorette Words (DCWV)
Accessories: Classic and Lacy Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Large Long Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); lace garter (Victoria Lynn); Modern Avalanche button (Bazzill Basics); 5 petal flower with pearl & gem (Stylish Accents by Offray); ; glue dots; 3D strips

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sassy Sponsorship: Tuesday Morning Sketches #93

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, and you knew I couldn't resist playing along! Isn't Sketch #93 amazing? My card was made for a good friend who is celebrating her 40th birthday today. She is a police officer and, yes, she is as sassy and sexy as our Lil Honey friend here from Sassy Studio Designs' Service Collection. The papers are from the lilybeedesign Picket Fence 6x6 Tiny Tablet, and I love them! I kept my embellishments pretty simple since the card has to be mailed, but I thought the little vintage key was perfect!

Just a brief post today as I have lots to do... There are always more cards to be made! The Sassy Studio Designs new release has been postponed until next week, but rest assured the images will be fabulous, and the design team will have some fun sneak peeks for you next week, leading up to the release on Saturday.

Thanks for taking a peek and be sure to check out my blog-iversary blog candy post as well!

Card Supplies
Images: Police Officer Honey (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E13, E15, E25, E27); Prismacolor Art Markers (198, 149)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Cranberry Crisp, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Picket Fance 6x6 Tiny Tablet (lilybeedesign)
Accessories: Zigzag border punch (Martha Stewart); Lacey and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 7mm round black rhinestones (Nicole); vintage key (Joann Scrap Essentials); glue dots

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #115 - Sketch Time

Happy Mother's Day!!! It is my second one, and every day I marvel at how blessed I am to have my small man in my life! I want to wish all the moms out there a wonderful day! May there be breakfast in bed and flowers and pretty jewelry boxes. Or simply, and best of all, that home-made card with the crayon scribble all over it! I received one that Kayne made in day care and it is the cutest darn thing!

Now, on to business... Being Sunday it's time for another Corrosive Challenge! It's #115, and it's Sketch Time! What a great layout Janet has provided us with this time around! AND it's her birthday weekend so she's offering up some candy! For every 10 entries in the challenge Janet will add another prize. So tell your crafty friends and have everyone play along! You'll want to go check out the blog here for details!

My card is actually a Mother's Day card. One of my brothers asks last night if I could make him a card for our mom! Typical, huh? lol He doesn't request cards often, but they are always last minute. But since he works on all my computer issues, I feel I owe him this when he does. So this is what I came up with. I guess I'm in a steampunk mood! I think she'll like it. How can she not? Dudley by artist Dustin Pike is debonair in his Victorian finest! (I think he was a freebie too!)

I'm also entering this in the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #45 - Steampunk or Machines!

I hope everyone enjoys their day! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back this week because I will have blog candy for you as well as a Sassy Studio Designs new release on Saturday!

Card Supplies
Images: Steampunk Dudley (Dustin Pike)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger); Copics (E25, E27, E34); Prismacolor Art Markers (21, 131, 149, 192, 197)
Paper: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, and Kraft card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Lemon Flower matstack (DCWV)
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinder); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder (Provocraft); Opaline designer half pearl flourish (Basic Grey); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Idea-ology corners, gear, and keyhole (Tim Holtz); glue dots

Friday, May 6, 2011

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #71 - May Flowers

I am here with a quick post to share this card with you... Mother's Day is this weekend and over at the Sassy Studio Designs Paper Craft Planet group we have a new Fabulous Freebie Friday image available. She's called Hot Mama and will be up for grabs for 24 hours. So if you want to make her your visit us here and become a member of the group if you aren't already. Then you'll find a discussion with today's date and that's where she'll be!

My card was also made with this week's Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge in mind - we want you to make your own flower embelllishments. Mine is an easy one made using a scalloped punch. But look at the pretty results? If you'd like to show us your creations and be eligible to win some Sassy images for free, visit the Sassy Studio Designs blog here to play along.

My layout is the sketch SSSC115 from The Sweetest Things' Sweet
Sunday Sketch Challenge.

I am off to start my day...Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Friday!

Card Supplies
Image: Hot Momma Baby Bump (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E25, E27, E34); Prismacolor Art Markers (7, 198)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Going Gray, Positively Pink, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, and Certainly Celery card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Olivia - Amelia and Kembrie (Basic Grey)
Accessories: scalloped circle punch (Stampin' Up); corner rounder (Creative Memories); Martha Stewart Woodland Branch border punch (EK Success); Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder (Provocraft); pastel adhesive pearls (Recollections); pearl brad (Recollections); homemade pink shimmer mist; glue dots; 3D dots

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #18 - Sketch

Hello! It's time for a new Tickled Pink Stamps challenge! This is my 1st one as guest designer, and I'm SO excited that Challenge #18 is a sketch! TPS is currently previewing their images in a new collection called Lil Victorian Steampunk, and I was lucky enough to receive a few of them to play with! Here I've used Lil Victorian Steampunk Lilith. I've never done a Steampunk card before, but after the inspiration from the fabulous design team on the TPS blog, I thought I was ready... I hope you like the result! If you like Lilith, then be sure to check out the stunning samples from the design team on the Tickled Pink Stamps blog!

Tim Holtz products are fabulous for this style, and I used a few of his hardware pieces to dress up my card. I also found a new paper stack from DCWV called Tattered Time that I incorporated. Add some dry embossing, a Martha Stewart border punch and a few Prima flowers and I was quite pleased with my 1st Steampunk effort. The new collection will be available for purchase in rubber on May 7th (that's actually May 6th @ 10am for us in the States since TPS is located in Australia). It took me a bit to figure out the time difference since owner Kellie seems like she's always awake and responding to emails and posts! lol They're also having a Buy 3, Get Your 4th Free sale on their rubber so it's a great time to stock up on these fabulous images! (Note:They will be available as digis for one week this month, starting on the 15th.) You can shop here!

I'd also like to enter this into the Crafty Cardmakers challenge. The theme for Challenge #45 is Steampunk or Machines. How appropriate! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Victorian Steampunk Lilith (Tickled Pink Stamps); Wish Big sentiment (Savvy Stamps)
Ink: printer; Soft Suede (Stampin' Up); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E13, E15, R20); Prismacolor Art Markers (200, 209, 149, 198, 48)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Soft Suede card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Tattered Time matstack (DCWV)
Accessories: Idea-ology Adage Tickets, Sprocket Gears, and Ornate Frame (Tim Holtz); Belle Artes Novelty and Cameo Roses Poppyfield (Prima); Iron Gate border punch (Marta Stewart); Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (Stampin' Up); adhesive faux pearl flourish (Recollections); Pear adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Cuttlebug Clockworks and Diamond Plate embossing folders (Provocraft); glue dots; 3D dots

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #17 - Lace and Pearls

Well, another week is upon us, but before I rush off to start my day I wanted to share this card with you. I made it for the latest Tickled Pink Stamps challenge - Lace and Pearls. Though I'm not eligible for prizes now since I'm a guest on the design team for 3 months, I just HAD to play along anyway! Here I've used Lil Fashionette 20s Evie to make a Mother's Day card for my son's paternal grandmother. My layout is this week's sketch, sk43011, from Paper Craft Planet.

I'd also like enter my creation in the following challenges:

I have another busy week of crafting ahead of me... I have some orders that MUST get done and more design team projects to finish. One of these days, I would love to be one step ahead... But I guess we all have dreams, right?! Haha!

Keep your eyes peeled for blog candy this week! It's going to be yummy in celebratation my one year blog-iversary that is coming up at the end of this month.

Have a fabulous day!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Fashionette 20s Evie (Tickled Pink Stamps); Mother's Day Circle Sentiment (Netty's Cards)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, W6, W8, E25, E27, YG95, B32, B34); Prismacolor Art Markers (79)
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Rustic stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Classic Circel Nestabilities (Spellbinders); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Corners (Tim Holtz); Textured Impressions Argyle embossing folder (Sizzix); adhesive faux pearl flourishes (Recollections); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Boutique Fleur pastel paper rose and mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); white roses (Trico); lace (unknown); glue dots; 3D dots

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #114 - Turquoise and Pink

It has been a busy crafting weekend for me! The start of a new month today has seen to that! Now that my two Christmas challenges are completed, I'm here to show you this week's Corrosive Challenge creation. This week's theme is a color challenge - turquoise and pink. This was a tough one for me and I had a card with different designer paper that got scrapped so I could start over. I'm glad I did because this is much better.

I used an image from Whiff of Joy that I have had forever but never inked up. She is called Maid Charlotte and is from their medieval collection. Today being May Day I thought she was perfect. My pink flowers are a Dollar Store find! I chose SSS106 from The Sweet Stop as my layout.

It's hard to believe that I will have been blogging for a year this month... Stay tuned because you know something as big as a first blog-iversary will require candy!

It is a lovely day here so I need to get the small man and I moving. Coffee
(strawberry milk for my munchkin) and some fresh air sound like the plan! Enjoy your day!

Card Supplies
Images: Maid Charlotte (Whiff of Joy); Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up); Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, E31, E34, YG95, W6, W8, W10); Prismacolor Art Markers (192, 133, 134, 1)
Paper: Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, and Tempting Turquoise card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Euphoria - Cool and Delirium designer paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Big Scalloped Ovals Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); branch punch (Martha Stewart); doily lace border punch (Martha Stewart); lace (unknown); Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder (Provocraft); pink roses (Trico); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

Sassy Christmas Challenge #2 - Santa Baby

Happy May Day! It's a new month and that means a new Sassy Studio Designs holiday challenge! This month's theme is Santa Baby. How do I play along, you ask? Well, it's pretty simple. 1) You MUST use a Sassy Studio Designs image on your creation. 2)The jolly old elf or his Mrs. need to appear somewhere on your project (could be in your main image, a background image, designer paper, or embellishments). 3) Link here before May 31st to be eligible to win 2 Sassy Studio Designs images of your choice.

I call my card "Making a List". The image is actually called Santa's List. Ms Sassy Claus has all the SSD design team members on her roster. I hope that means we're getting crafting supplies! lol My layout is the sketch from Week 153 at Sketch Saturday.

I hope you'll join us in getting a jump start on your holiday cards!

Card Supplies
Images: Santa's List (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (Y32, Y35, E04, R20, E11, E21, E00, YG95, W6, W8); Prismacolor Art Markers (152, 169)
Paper: Old Olive, Soft Suede, and River Rock card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Wassail - Merry Happy and Mantle (Basic Grey); Grandma's Kitchen - Pen Pals (We R Memory Keepers)
Accessories: Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cappuccino bakers' twine (The Twinery); Double Loops border punch (Martha Stewart); Christmas Cheer snowflake brad (K&Company); Christmas Blossoms Poinsettia Cranberry (Making Memories); black pen; glue dots; 3D dots