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Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #225 - Anything Goes

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  For those of us in the US it is a time to remember the fallen soldiers who have given their lives in defense of our country.  It is also the unofficial kickoff to Summer and we celebrate accordingly!  I will be heading off to a cookout later today and there is a parade and other festivities tomorrow.  The weather is supposed to be beautiful so I anticipate a lot of time outside!  But in case you are inside, and maybe sitting in your craft room, I want to tell you about the newest Corrosive Challenge that starts today.

Our awesome sponsor is KennyK (Downloads and Clear Stamps)!  Since I run that design team too you already know that I love KennyK's images!  Taking into consideration that it's the holiday weekend here we opted for a nice easy theme: "Anything Goes"!  If you play along, up for grabs is a prize of either 2 clear stamp sets or 4 digis!  Winner's choice!

I colored up one of the newer clear stamps.  This cutie is from the Let's Hang set.  Coloring is done with Copics and then the image was cut with the Deckled Rectangles Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  The @birthdaygirl sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set called @SoSocial (which has recently been retired).  The circle sentiment is from an Autumn Leaves set aptly named Sentiment Circles by Katie Pertiet.  I used my Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things) and Magnolia View Master Doohickey dies as well.  Finishing touches were a few flowers, bits of bling flourishes, and a wood veneer ampersand.  The layout design is courtesy of The Deconstructed Sketch (#201).

Hope you'll visit the challenge blog to see the other fab KennyK kreations from the team!  Enjoy your weekend, wherever you are and whatever you do!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, R20, R81, R83, R85, B32, B34, B37, Y32, Y35, N0, N2, N4, N6, BV02, BV04, BV13, BV17

- A Gem of a Challenge: #145-Flowers
- Allsorts Challenge: #312-Happy Birthday
- Polkadoodles: #21-Girly but NO Pink
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #107-Anything Goes 
- Aud Sentiments Challenge: Cute Plus a Sentiment
- Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes 
- Creative Moments: #68-Anything Goes/Teentastic 


Sunday, May 17, 2015

KennyK's Krafty Krew Challenge #195 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Celebrate

Hello!  Late again!  But better late than never I always say.  Friday marked the start of a new KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge and it's cause for celebration!  Literally.  Our optional twist is "Celebrate"!  Your project can be for any type of celebration: birthday, wedding, new baby, graduation...  I went with the latter, making a card for my co-worker for her college graduation this weekend.  

I colored up Graduation Girl from kennykdownloads for the occasion.  She is colored with Copics and cut using Classic Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders) then matted on Floral Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I also used dies for the stars (My Favorite Things) and the doily border (La-La-Land Crafts).  The two sentiments are from an acrylic stamp set called 4 the Grad (Hampton Art).  Papers are from my stash, and I added some flowers and Jolee's number stickers for her graduation year.

We had a busy weekend full of tee ball and play dates including a trip to our local art museum for Star Wars Day.  Kayne took a Jedi training initiation workshop there and it was a lot of fun!  I was also able to sneak in a movie on Friday night to see the newest Avengers film!  Between the yummy Chris Hemsworth as Thor and the sarcastic wit of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man, I was a happy girl!  How was your weekend?  Productive, fun, relaxing- whatever it was, I hope it was a good one!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fantastic week!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E53, E55, E57, R20, R32, R46, Y28, YG93, B37, N0, N2, N6


Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #224 - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

Happy Mother's Day!  I'm sharing my make for The Corrosive Challenge a little late today because it was a card for my mom and I didn't want to ruin the surprise.  This fortnight we are sponsored by the bewitching Nikki Burnette of Spellbinding Stamps!  She has generously offered up 3 images for our winner as well a provided images to the team.  Nikki's digis can be found HERE.

Our theme is one that is properly befitting for such enchanting images: "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic".  Just include something magical on your creation and you're in!

I choose to work with Portrait of Morrigan.  She is colored with Copics and cut using Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders) then matted on Star Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I love having a chance to use items from my die collection and was able to incorporate ones from La-La-Land Crafts (angel wings), My Favorite Things (fishtail flag banner), and Hot Off The Press (feather) as well!  Papers are Graphic45 Steampunk Spells.  I added a few flower plus a mini gear and some word stickers from Tim Holtz.  The sentiment is from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps and a set called Enchanted Wishes.

It was a whirlwind weekend and I am exhausted!  A six hour day of tee ball activities on Saturday was the start of it.  Now it's Sunday night and I'm wondering where the weekend went!  I hope all the beautiful moms out there had an amazing day!  I enjoyed mine and spending time with family!

Pop over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see the other magical creations from the team and if you feel inspired, play along!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! 

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E53, E55, R20, R22, YR02, YR18, W4, W6, W8, N2, N4, N6, Y28, Y32, Y35, Y38, B00


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Best Friend Selfie

Hi!  I made this card ages ago, but I was finally able to get together with my best friend this past weekend and give her this belated birthday wish!  She is a Disney fan and I always cut half her face off when I take our selfies (she says I make her look thin!) so the Saturated Canary image Best Friend Selfie was just perfect to represent us!  I went all out on this one and love the end result!  I colored the image with Copics and then cut it using Lables Twenty Two Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  There are several other dies on here as well a couple of punches: Once Upon A Time Doohickeys Dies Castle (Magnolia), LLD-Accent It-Reel Life Die-namics (My Favorite Things), Lattice Doily Border (La-La-Land Crafts), Word Window punch (Stampin' Up), and Mickey Mouse punch (EK Success).  The hash tag sentiment is from a MFT stamp set called LLD Friend Request.  Papers are Disney's Magic Kingdom (Hot Off The Press).  I added flowers, Fran-Tage, Tim Holtz film strip, and adhesive flat back pearls as embellishments.      

We've been super busy here and my crafting/blogging time has been limited, but I'm hoping to get back on track.  I was sick.  I hurt my back.  I lost my job.  I got a new one.  Kayne started tee ball.  We've had practices.  We've had games.  It's been a whirlwind couple of months!  This week Spring has finally arrived with Summer-like weather so I'm hoping this is a sign of bright things to come!

I should be back this weekend with some Mother's Day wishes...  See you then!

Copics used: E00, E04, E09, E11, E21, E31, E34, E35, E50, E53, E57, E79, N0, N2, N4, N6, R20, R35, R37, R39, R81, R85, B00, BG10, BG72, BG75, YG93, Y32, Y35  


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teachers, You RULE!

Hello!  Happy (day after) Teacher' Appreciation Day!  I whipped up a couple of cards for Kayne's Kindergarten teacher and aide and I wanted to share them!  Of course I went with Saturated Canary images!  Because CUTE!  For Kayne's teacher I used Back to School Boy.  He is colored with Copics and cut using Classic Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I used the sketch from the latest Digi Sketch Challenge as my layout.  Papers are from the Grade School stack (DCWV).  I selected a sentiment from the Teacher's Pet stamp set (My Favorite Things) and cut it with Labels Twenty One Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I finished up with a button and baker's twine bow and a notebook edge punch (EK Success).  We popped a Staples gift card inside before delivering it so that Mr. M could buy some things for the classroom on us! 

And we couldn't leave out the lovely aide!  She was treated to vibrant bouquet of primary colored daisies and this card! 

I used another Saturated Canary cutie!  This is Beautiful World colored with Copics and cut using Romantic Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I created a sentiment using the same Teacher's Pet stamp set and stamped it directly on the image panel.  The Sketch Saturday (#359) sketch inspired me to use baker's twine in my design.  Papers are Something Wonderful (Teresa Collins) and I've added a crystal button for a bit of sparkle.

This whole week is Teacher's Appreciate Week (and Nurse's Appreciation Week too as it turns out!)  Take a moment to thank the ones in your life!

Copics used:
Back to School Boy (E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E79, R20, R35, R37, R39, R89, G94, G99, B00, B02, B04, B06, B2, B34)
Beautiful World (E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E27, E31, E51, G94, R20, R81, R83, R85, N0, B00, B02, Y32, Y35)

- Digi Sketch Challenge: Buttons and Bows


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