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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Corrosive Challenge #232 - Head Shots



Hi everyone.  It is time for another fantastic challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  Our theme this time around is Head Shots.  All you have to do is use a head shot or close-up on your project.  Our sponsor is SLS Lines and the prize is 3 digis.  I am using an awesome image called Day of the Dead Calavera Girl digi.  Isn't she beautiful?!

I worked on this while spending the day with family.  If my mother were still alive, she would be so proud of us.  She always wanted us all to get along and take care of each other.  We all miss her dearly but at least we are enjoying each other like she wanted.

Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog and check out what the rest of the design team created for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

FTPD & NLG

CARD RECIPE
Paper:  DCWV
Dies/Punches:  Flourishes by Sizzix, Corner Chomper by Memory Keepers
Misc:  Doily, Petaloo Flowers, Copics, Glossy Accents,
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, SU Dimensionals

Challenges entered: 
 
 Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Stampotique Designs #210 - Anything goes
Cut It Up #78 - Old school (DCWV paper)
Wags 'n Whiskers #160 - Frame it out
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Fall/Autumn (Day of the Dead)
Stamp and Create August - One for the girls 
V's Sweet Ideas August #37 - Anything goes
 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

KennyK Challenge #201-Color Palette

Hi everyone.  I am sorry to say that I don't have a project for the current challenge.  My niece and her family have kept me very busy for the last few weeks.  As of today, they have officially moved to Ohio from Kentucky.  I am so excited to have them here.

Please head over to the KennyK's Kraft Krew blog and check out what the fabulous design team has created for this challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Corrosive Challenges #230 - Perfectly Purple


Welcome to another fabulous challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  I am the hostess this time around and I chose the challenge.  I call this one Perfectly Purple.  All you have to do is use purple.  So easy right?  Our sponsor is Art by Miran...awesome!!!  The prize is 3 digis...awesome!!!

I had a few issues.  First, I colored the wrong image for this challenge.  My apologies to Art by Miran for the mistake.  Second,  you really can't see all the dimension I added in the picture.  It's a shame.  Someday I will take photography classes.

Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog for all the details and check out what the rest of team B has created for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day.

FTPD & NLG

Card Recipe:
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large & Scalloped Ovals Large
Tim Holtz Script Thinlits
Embossing Folder:  Darice Swirls
Paper: DCWV Black Currant
Misc:  Copics, Wink of Stella, Brads, Seedless Preserves Distress Ink,
Fun Foam

Challenges entered:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

KennyK Challenge #200 - Banner Day

Welcome to challenge #200 from KennyK's Krafty Krew.  Can you believe it?!  Time really does fly.  For this challenge, we have the entire Krew up.  Our theme is Banner Day.  We just ask that you add a banner of any kind to your project.  All the details are over on the Krew's blog.  Here is my contribution.

Please head over to the KennyK's Krafty Krew blog and check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.
FTPD & NLG
Card Recipe:
Image:  Frieda Flapper by KennyK Downloads
Dies & Punches:  Sticky Notes by QuicKutz
Elizabeth Craft Designs Birthday
Tonic corner punch
Embossing Folder:  Stars by Darice
Misc:  Doily, Bakers Twine, Darice gems & stars,
Copics, fun foam, Shimmer paper by Tim Holtz, glitter flock,
SU Dimensionals, white paint pen
Wink of Stella glitter pens in green and gold
 
Challenges entered:
Craft Your Passion #272 - Always anything goes
Love to Scrap #58 - Anything goes
Marker POP #74 - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #44 - Anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Wednesday - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick (green)
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Emerald Faeries August #70 - Fave color (green)
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Use a die 
 
 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Corrosive Challenge #229-To "Die" For

Welcome to another fantastic challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  Our theme this time around is To Die For.  We ask that you use dies in your project.  Our sponsor is Oddball Art Stamps and the prize is 3 awesome digis.

For my card I used Creepy Cute Zombie Giraffe.  My niece and I recently went to the zoo.  She told me her favorite animal is a panda but her favorite zoo animal is a giraffe.  I thought I would use this image to make her birthday card.  She will be 11 next month.  I hope she likes it.

Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog and check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

FTPD & NLG

Card Recipe
Dies:  Brocade Border Die by Our Daily Bread
Sticky Notes Die for the name
Paper:  Lost  & Found Two by My Minds Eye
Misc:  Distress Tool by Tim Holtz
Distress Ink, Brads, Stampin' Up Happy Birthday stamp
Googly Eyes, SU Dimensionals

Challenges entered
Simon Says Monday - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations #322 - Let's color
Word Art Wednesday #192 - Always anything goes
Sister Act #115 - Always anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers #158 - Birthday
Digi Designs - Hand colored image
DL Art July - Anything goes
Scrap & Craft July - Celebrations
Stamping Sensations July - Feature a creature
 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Corrosive Challenges #227-Leave a Little Sparkle


It time for another challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  This time we want you to Leave a Little Sparkle.  That means you can add glitter, gems, shiny things...anything that sparkles.  Our hostess this time around is Debora.  Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies which will be giving the winner a $12 gift voucher.  Fantastic right?

I chose to work with Star Flower Girl.  I have had this moon die for a while now and I was just dying to use it.  I fussy cut the image and sat her on the moon.  I popped the moon up on fun foam.  

I added sparkle everywhere by using Tim Holtz's new Deco Sheets in silver.  I also added some star gems for a little somethin' somethin'.  I created the background using watercolor paper and Distress Inks.  That's my favorite part of the entire card.  I just couldn't find a designer paper that would work.  I was a bit disappointed with my sentiment and swirl.  It was an after thought and everything else was already stuck down so I had to work around it.  Someday I will learn to plan ahead.

Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog to see what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

FTPD & NLG

CARD RECIPE
Dies:  Crescent Moon & Stars by Tim Holtz
Misc:  Copic markers, Deco Sheets by Tim Holtz
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean and Black Soot
Star Gems and small gems by Darice
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush pen (on dress)

 CHALLENGES ENTERED

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Corrosive Challenges #226 - Pile it On!


It is time for another challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  This time we want you to Pile it On!  That means layers or embellishments or techniques.  Just give us the specifics in your blog post.  Easy peasy!!!

Our hostess this time around is our fearless leader Regan.  Our sponsor is Stamps by Aurora Wings.  If you are the lucky winner, you will receive a $15 gift voucher for Aurora Wings.  Just remember, you can't win if you don't play.

For my card, I piled on the layers and the pearls.  There are two layers on the base, four layers of matting under the mermaid and nine pearls.  That's a lot of pearls for me.  I was also able to use a few new items on this card.  I won a doily die a while back and never had a chance to use it.  I also used a new script die from Tim Holtz.  Believe it or not, that sucker cut through chipboard.  Fantastic!  I thought with a cheery sentiment this would be perfect for a friend.

Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog and check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

FTPD & NLG

Card Recipe:

Dies:  Script by Tim Holtz
Doily by Cheery Lynn
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Misc:  Copic markers, Doily from Hollos, Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Deco Sheetz from Ranger, Wink of Stella, white paint pen and Pearls from Darice

Challenges entered:


Monday, June 1, 2015

KennyK Challenge #196-One for the Boys

Hi and welcome to a fabulous new challenge at
KENNYK
Normally you would be getting this post from Rebecca, however, her computer got stuck on Blogger so this is her sister Robin making her post.
The challenge is "Anything Goes with a Twist:  One for the Boys".  She made this card for a man she works with that is retiring.  Guy cards are always difficult ones because you want to embellish and that's not really a guy thing.  I think she did a wonderful job with this.  I see also she got to use a new stamp set she got when we went to the Mega Meet in Michigan.
So I hope you enjoy this and don't forget to check out all the amazing creations over on the challenge blog and don't forget to leave them all some love.
 
Card recipe:
 
Image - Wacky Guy at KennyK Downloads
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glastique
Dies - QuicKutz, Memory Box
Letter stamp - Ken Oliver
(enjoy was from someone else but can't remember who)
Paper from my Stash O' Scraps
SU Dimensionals
 
Challenges entered:
 
Pile It On #71 - Focus on coloring
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick (green)
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #185 - Always anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room #201 - Freestyle
Sweet Stampin' - Father's Day or Special Man
Love to Scrap #55 - Male call
Party Time Tuesdays #198 - Anything goes
Petal Lu May - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap #45 - Anything goes
 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Corrosive Challenge #223 - Hip to be Square


Here, there and everywhere...hip, hip, so hip to be square.  Come on, sing with me and Huey Lewis.  The new challenge at Corrosive Challenges is Hip to be Square.  All you have to do is make a square project.  Our sponsor is Oddball Art and I was given this fantastic image to use.  The prize is 3 digis from Oddball Art.  You gotta love that.

Lately, all I seem to need are sympathy cards and get well cards.  I never seem to have enough of either.  My mother-in-law has a very close friend that is going through some really tough health issues.  I wanted to make this card for her friend.  I hope she likes it.

Sydney and I went up to the studio and worked for hours on this.  Actually, we cleaned the studio for quite a long time before we started crafting.  What a mess.  We started by cleaning Sydney's studio first.  Here is a pic of her clean studio.


She was very upset that I removed all the projects she had worked so hard to create.  I felt bad and gave her some paper scraps and she happily began to redecorate her studio.



She worked for a long time and then she was all tuckered out.  Poor baby.  She does love to craft.  Just like her mommy.  I took her back downstairs and put her in her big room so she could take a well deserved nap.

Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog and check out what the rest of the design team created for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Card Recipe
Paper:  Lost & Found Two by My Mind's Eye
Core'dinations
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Dies:  Sizzix Triplits Dies
Stitched Zigzags by La-La Land Crafts
Torn Notebook by Tim Holtz/Alterations
Misc:  Copics, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Distress Tool by Tim Holtz
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents
Clip from my cousin Candy
SU Dimensionals, Drywall tape
White Gel Pen, Glitter Pen, Darice Ribbon

Challenges entered


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Little Girl Craft Day


Hello everyone.  Today I'd like to show you a canvas I made that was inspired by one that Shari Carroll did for Simon Says Stamp.  I was looking for a Mother's Day project I could do with my nieces for their mother.  I did a quick sample for them and we spent 3 hours creating their projects.  My friend's daughter was with us as well and she created a canvas for her mother too.  

The girls were troopers and did everything I showed them.  They were given creative freedom on their projects.  I just taught them how to use some of the products.  They really loved the texture paste and stencil.  We all did.

Here are some pictures of Cara, Cortlynn and Sarah and their projects.  Great job girls.  







Here is a link to their blog.  Please drop by and give them some love.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day.

FTPD & NLG

Recipe

8 x 8 Canvas
Gel Medium by Golden
Modeling Paste by Liquitex
Drywall Mesh Tape
Designer Paper
Handmade Papers
Vellum
Dylusions Stencil by Dyan Reavely
Twine compliments of my local garden center
Wood Veneer Believe by Simple Stories
Butterfly punch by Stampin' Up
Butterfly Embosslits by Stampin' Up
Butterfly Dies by Ellentina
Gems and Pearls by Darice
Distress Paints and Ink
Acrylic Paints
Stampers Anonymous Texture Stamps

Challenges:
 
613 Avenue Create #120 - Diamonds
Papertake Weekly - Focus on sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #179 - Always anything goes
Crafty Calendar April - Add a sentiment
Party Time Tuesday #197 - Always anything goes
Rhedd's Creative April - Altered art
Sisters Of Craft April - Always anything goes
Stamp and Create April - Anything goes
V's Sweet Ideas #33 - Anything goes
Mema's Crafts April - Use a die or punch
 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Corrosive Challege #222 - Floral Fantasy


Hello everyone.  I just had a delicious fish fry with my sister and niece.  I love homemade cocktail sauce on fish.  We had a great time.  Now, it is time for business.  We have another amazing challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  This time it is Floral Fantasy.  All you have to do is have a flower on your project.  Our sponsor this time is:
Here is a bit of information:

Ching-Chou Kuik was born in 1979 at Pantai Remis, Perak, Malaysia . She lived in Malaysia, and moved to Taiwan at age of 19, to pursuit her fine art education at National Taiwan Normal University.
In 2003, she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (painting). 
While in Taipei, Ching-Chou enjoyed being an art teacher for young children from age three to twelve. The originality of the youngsters' pieces inspires her and brings enthusiasm and creativity to her works.

Ching-Chou moved to Seattle with her husband in 2005.

Ching-Chou became a full-time artist and share her art with others since Mar 2006.
She is a nearly full-time mom of a 4 year-old boy, an art teacher for young children, and a part-time artist who hopes for more hours in her days (don't we all!)

I am using Bones Imprint from Ching-Chou Kuik.  I just love this image and enjoyed working with it.  It kept my mind working and inspired me to do a canvas.  I used a lot of great items in my studio that have been neglected for too long.  I hope you like it.

Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog and check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  They are so awesome.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

FTPD & NLG

Card Recipe
Stencil:  Mini Textures by TCW
Embellies:  Fairytale Roses by Prima
Large Flower from Irene's papers-n-things,
Skeleton Key by Jolee's Boutique
Stamps:  Thoughts for the Day by Inkadinkado
Misc:  Distress Paints, Acrylic Paints, Distress Inks,
Black and White Gesso, Liquitex Modeling Paste
Chipboard (Donated by the lovely Candy of Candy Scraps)
Doily, Gauze, Dylusions Sprays
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Key Lime Silks Radiant Gel
Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel by Frantage/Stampendous
Canvas by Darice, Studio Gel Medium

Challenges entered


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Birthday





Hi everyone.  Here are a few cards I never got around to posting.  My husband has four brothers.  Three of them are triplets.  They recently had a birthday and so did my husband's father.  I couldn't resist using these amazing bird stamps.  We have five parrots and like to send things from "the flock".  I also couldn't resist using googly eyes on these adorable birds.  They were just screaming for it.  I LOVE googly eyes!!!  I have about a million of them.  I colored them using Inktense Blocks.  I don't use Inktense as often as I should.  They go on just like watercolors but they are much more vibrant.

Here are the insides of the cards.  I used Elizabeth Crafts birthday pop-up die.





Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
FTPD & NLG

Card Recipe
Images:  Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Dies/Punches:  Happy Birthday PopUp by Elizabeth Crafts Designs
Stitched Rectangles by Memory Box
Word Bubbles by Stampin' Up!
Martha Stewart Border Punches
Misc:  Ranger Superfine Black Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents, Inktense Blocks, Googly Eyes
Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday - Happy Birthday
Word Art Wednesday #177 - Always anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie #274 - Decorate the inside
Dies R Us #23 - One for the boys
Crafting Musketeers #24 - It's a man's world
Crafty Calendar April - Add a sentiment
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Use a stamp
Whimsy Stamps #81 - Use a die

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

KennyK Challenge #192-Steampunk


Hi everyone.  It is time for another fantastic challenge from KennyK's Krafty Krew.  Woot woot!!!  This challenge is an Anything Goes with a Twist, which is Steampunk.  I am using Paige Parasol by KennyK Downloads to make this great tag/bookmark for my favorite librarian, Joan.  She hooks me up with the best stuff.  Thanks Joan.

Here is a closeup of the image.  I hope you all like it and I hope Joan does too.


Please head over to KennyK's Krafty Krew and check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

FTPD & NLG

Card Recipe
Paper:  Graphic 45
Punch:  Scalloped Tag by Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder:  Pocket Watches by Tim Holtz Alterations
Inks:  Tumbled Glass & Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
Misc:  Silver Fox and Green Apple Smooch
Doily from Hollo's Papercraft
Tarnished Brass Distress Paint
Mini Paper Clips by Tim Holtz/Idea-ology
Ribbon from my Box-o'-Ribbons
Mini Keys by 7 Gypsies
Steampunk Jewelry Parts by Solid Oak, Inc.
Glossy Accents

Challenges entered


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Corrosive Challenge #221-Hop Into Spring


Hi everyone.  I am back with a really fun project.  The theme for the current challenge from Corrosive Challenges is Hop Into Spring.  All you have to do is create a project for Easter or Spring.  Our sponsor is Sami Stamps and the prize is a $12 gift voucher!!!

I decided to do a mixed media piece using Comfy Cocoa by Sami Stamps.  I recently got a new planner to try to stay more organized.  I bought all the pieces separately and put them all together in a small binder.  There were a few chipboard pieces included with some of the parts I ordered.  I told my mother-in-law I was going to decorate them.  She said she wanted to tell me a story.  She was talking with a friend of hers when her friend told her that her daughter-in-law (that would be me) is so pretty and really lights up a room.

I am like most women.  I put myself down a lot.  I never think anything I do is good enough and I have never considered myself pretty.  I gained a lot of weight and am very self-conscious about it.  My mother-in-law is always telling me she loves my hair and thinks I am so pretty.  After she told me her story she asked if I would please decorate one of the pages with the quote, "I light up the room."  She said that way, I would never forget.  So here it is.  I hope you guys like it.

Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog and check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

FTPD & NLG

Card Recipe
Dies:  Butterfly Frenzy by Tim Holtz/Alterations
Sticky Notes by QuicKutz
Punches:  Grass by Fiskars
Stencils:  Mini Burst by Balzer Designs/TCW
Dragonflies by Plaid
Stamps:  Reflections & Ultimate Grunge by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Inks & Sprays:  Calypso Teal, Lemon Zest & Fresh Lime Dylusions
Onyx Black Versafine
Lettuce & Sunshine Yellow Adirondack
Perfect Plumb Stampin Up
Fuchsia Pink & Olive StazOn
Misc:  Paper Scraps
Copics, Liquitex Gesso, Golden Soft Gel Matte, Liquitex Modeling Paste, Studio 71 acrylic paints, Tarnished Brass Distress Paint, Copic Opaque White
Challenges entered:

Deep Ocean #100 - Easter/Spring
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday ##176 - Anything goes
Art Impressions #156 - Spring colors
Scrap & Craft #5 - Flowers
Southern Girls #107 - Punches and/or dies
Polka Doodles #13 - Use a die
Country View March - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday #196 - Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps ##81 - Use a die