Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Elena!

Happy Birthday to a very special lady...Elena.  For those of you who don't know, Elena is Mrs. KennyK and our awesome leader.  In honor of Elena's birthday, the Krew thought it would be nice to surprise her with a blog hop to celebrate!  The design team has each created a fabulous birthday card for Elena.  If you arrived here from the oh-so-talented Rachelle's blog, you are on the right track. If you haven't, the entire hop list is below.

Please visit each Krew members blog and leave a comment.  Then head back to the KennyK's Krafty Krew blog and leave some birthday wishes for Elena!  One lucky participant who has visited every blog will be selected for a special prize from our DT Coordinator, Regan.

Next on the trail is our DT Coordinator Wonder Regan!  Have a great hop!

Rebecca - That's Me!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Card Recipe:
Image:  All That by KennyK
Papers:  Paisley Road by Prima
Dies/Punches:  Classic Scalloped Ovals Large by Spellbinders
Classic Ovals Large by Spellbinders
Embossing Folders;  Circular Grid by Anna Griffin
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up!
Misc:  Copics
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Brad (on hat) by Gina K.
Stars by Darice
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Family Fun Challenge

Hello everyone.  I just wanted to take a moment to have a little bit of family fun.  My goal this year is to learn new techniques and use products I have never used.  I also want to challenge myself to use things I don't particularly care for and learn to love them.

I chose something I struggle with for my first challenge:


I don't get the appeal and I just don't care for them, but I hope to by the time this challenge is over.

Now, for the family fun part.  I am challenging my sister, Robin (Robin's Reflections) and cousin Candy (Candy Scraps) to join me on this journey.  Ladies, I have sent packets of sequins to both of you.  I challenge you to use them in at least two projects to help me learn to use and love them.  Feel free to use them on design team projects or anything you want.  All I ask is that you post them so I can see what you have done.  There is a deadline but it isn't written in stone.  I would like to see them within the next two weeks.  I hope you two are up for the challenge.  Feel free to challenge me back if you feel like it.

I know for my first project, I will do a shaker card.  To be honest, that is the first thing I could think of using sequins.  Wish me luck.  If anyone out there has any ideas for me, I would love to hear them.  Please leave me a comment.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Corrosive Challenge #216 - Winter Blues

Hello everyone.  I am back with another challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  Here are the details:

Sponsor:  A Day for Daisies
Prize:  $12 Gift Voucher
Theme:  Create a wintry and/or blue project

Easy right?  I wanted to make my friend Cathy a birthday card.  She has a Pinterest page on fashion she likes, so I chose to use this image from A Day for Daisies called Hepburn Dress.  I thought Cathy would love it.  Her favorite color is purple but the challenge called for blue.  I hope she likes it anyway.  Cathy isn't all about the foo foo and embellies so I kept it clean and simple.  Happy Birthday Cathy!

Please head over to Corrosive Challenges and see what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  They are all so flippin' amazing.  Way to go ladies.  I look forward to what you come up with as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Card Recipe:
Dies/Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folders:  Reflected Damask by Anna Griffin
Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up!
Versamark Ink
Ranger Black Superfine Embossing Powder
Misc:  Jems by Darice, Glue Dots & Dimensionals by Stampin' Up!

Challenges entered:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

KennyK Challenge #187 - You are Special!

Hi everyone.  I am back with another fabulous KennyK challenge.  I have been taking it easy for so long, just doing a card here and there.  I am ready to get back down to business and try new things.  I also want to start using more of the delightful supplies I have piled up in my studio.  Organization is also one of my goals this year.  I actually wrote down the names of my supplies as I created my card.  If you know me, that is quite an accomplishment!

Challenge #187 is called You are Special.  I think we all need to realize that, especially me.  I am one of those people who constantly puts myself down and has very low self-esteem.  Hopefully, that will change this year.  I am going to not be so hard on myself and take it day by day.  The image I am using is part of the new release from KennyK Downloads.  Her name is Foxy Mama and the name definitely suits her.  I told my niece this was a self-portrait. Hehehe!

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.  They are all so amazing and I am very honored to be a part of this team.  After that, head over to KennyK Downloads and get the three new amazing designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Card Recipe:

Image:  Foxy Mama by KennyK
Paper:  Speckled Frog by Provo Craft
Embossing Folders:  Anna Griffin Feather Illusion (background)
Darice Checkered (behind image)
Dies/Punches:  Sizzix Flourish#9
Ellentina Classic Collection Small Butterfly
QuicKutz Nesting Doily Rectangles
EK Success Tag Punch
Sentiment:  Inkadinkado
Heat Embossed with Ranger Black Embossing Powder
Misc:  Black Soot Distress Ink
Paper Studio Spare Parts (ribbon clips)

Challenges entered:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Corrosive Challenge #215 - Shiny & New

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2015.  It is time for Corrosive Challenges first challenge of the year.  The theme for this challenge is Shiny & New.  Here are the details:

Sponsor - Aurora Wings
Prize - $15 Gift Voucher
Challenge - Create a project for something/someone new, use something new and/or shiny.

Above is my contribution to this challenge.  I used some shiny glitter, a new buckle and a new image.  The papers were from my box-o'-scraps.  This one took quite a while to color.  I hope you like it.

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:
Colored with Copics
Stickles Glitter Glue
Tim Holtz Buckle
EK Success Punch
White Gel Pen
Pop Dots

Challenges entered:

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Corrosive Challenges #214 - Anything Goes

Hi everyone.  Boy am I out of practice.  So much going on at home and just not enough time left over to craft but things are changing.  I colored this in my freshly painted living room.  That's what the hubby and I did over Thanksgiving.  First we had to patch a lot of spots where the parrots weren't very good babies.  We also painted the kitchen.  It was a lot of work but it looks so pretty now.  We hadn't painted in about 10 years.  It was well overdue.  But enough about me.  It's time for another challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  This is our last challenge of the year and it is Anything Goes.

We have awesome sponsors for this challenge...Lacy Sunshine and Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnette.  The prizes are 3 digis from each sponsor.  Woot Woot!!

Please head over to Corrosive Challenges for all the details and then enter the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.


Challenges entered:

Craft Hoarders #21 - Celebrate the season (everything I used is over 8 months old)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Betty!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the SBS Birthday Betty Hop.  The queen of SimplyBStamps is turning 40 today.  To celebrate, we are having a HUGE birthday hop.  I won't say too much here because I know you are all tired from hopping.  If you came from Lizzy's blog you are on the right track.  It all starts at Corinne's blog and she has all the details about how this blog came about and the fabulous artist that drew the image for us.  As I said before, I know you have read a lot already so I will just send you on your way to enjoy the rest of the projects.  Next stop is Bridgette.  The entire list is below if you got lost.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the the hop.
& Happy Birthday Betty!

Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena
Jackie Randolph.  -

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #211 - Magical

It is time for another challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  The theme this time is Magical.  I am going to do a little cheating for my post and "borrow" what Jasmine posted on the Corrosive blog.  Here it is in the words of lovely Jasmine:

We are thrilled to introduce a new sponsor to our challenges.  Please say a warm welcome to Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnette!  According to Nikki, 

"Fantasy art is where my heart lies. I love being able to escape the reality of our world for even just a few hours and enter a new fantasy realm where witches play tricks on Halloween Night, fairies fly around the sweet smelling rosebuds, and mermaids swim gracefully through the water with their dolphin friends." 

Well said!  You can see all of her amazing Fantasy Art on her Website  or check out her Facebook Page.  She regularly has freebies and contests for her followers.  Her digis are available at her Etsy Shop.  She has offered up a fabulous prize of 3 Digis for one winner!!

And once again, we are lucky enough to have not one but TWO amazing sponsors.  Welcome back to Sassy Studio Designs!  They have some great new releases that are perfect for playing along, and one lucky winner will receive 4 digis.
That brings us to our challenge...which is to create a project featuring something magical!  Fairies, witches, wizards, dragons, you name it.  Get creative!

Thanks Jasmine.  I am trying to get back into the swing of things after taking a break.  I didn't really do anything fancy to this one.  Just the basics.  I colored with Copics and popped everything up.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, September 29, 2014


Help Grace celebrate her 3rd anniversary.  She is having a giveaway here.  
Hope your anniversary is absolutely fabulous!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Corrosive Challenges #209 - Halloween Colors

Hello everyone.  It is time for another Corrosive Challenges challenge.  This one is Halloween Colors.  The sponsors are Aurora Wings and Simply B Stamps.  I am using a beautiful image from Aurora Wings.  I used green, orange, purple and black for my Halloween colors.  

I must admit, this was a tough one. I wanted to make a birthday card for my sister and these are not really her favorite colors but I think it came out okay.  I hope she likes it.  Happy Birthday Rhonda!  I am heading down to Kentucky in a couple of weeks to see her and my nieces and their children.  I can't wait to squeeze those babies.

Please head over to Corrosive Challenges for all the challenge details and prizes.  The rest of the design team did an amazing job so make sure you check out their projects.  

Card Recipe:
Image:  Aurora Wings
Embossing Folder:  Anna Griffin
Papers:  from my Box-o'-Scraps
Misc:  Brads, Copics, Prisma Pencils, MS Glitter, SU dimensionals

Challenges entered:

Thanks and have a great day.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #208 - Autumn/Fall

Hi everyone.  I have been slowing down a bit on the creative front.  Way too much going on in my life right now.  Just not enough time in the day for me anymore.  I did manage to get this card done though.  It is for the latest Corrosive Challenges challenge.  I hope you like it.  All the details are listed below.  

Sponsor:  The Paper Shelter
Prize:  $20 Gift Certificate
Theme:  Create an Autumn/Fall themed project

Card Recipe:
Image:  Autumn Leaves from The Paper Shelter
Paper:  My Minds Eye and Core'dinations
Sentiment:  Heide Swapp
Embossing Folders:  Anna Griffin & Darice
Punches:  McGill Birch and Picture Punch circle
Misc:  Darice burlap, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Stampendous Tea Stained Mica Fragments & Leaf Green Fragments, SU dimensionals, Copic markers, Pumpkin button from I don't know where.
Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog to see what the rest of the designers have created.  I hope that you all have an amazing day.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
Challenges entered:
Come and Get It - Digi with an Autumn theme
 Marker POP #51 - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes
 The Paper Shelter #173 - Embossing
Word Art Wednesday #149 - Anything goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Cute Fall/Halloween 4 kids
Suzy Bee's #46 - Anything goes
The Crafty Blogger September - Anything goes
 My Mum's Craft Shop September #21 - Dies or punches
Stampendous September - All about the kids

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Corrosive Challenges #206 - "B" Unique

Welcome to the latest challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  We are sponsored by DILLY BEANS and I am using Deli Framed.  We want you to use at least 3 things that start with a B on your project.  I used black, button brads, black bling and bows.  Since this is a triple b challenge, I decided to make this one for my favorite triple b...Bailey Bug Boggs.

Isn't she adorable?  She started kindergarten this year.  This was either day one or day two.  She is really loving it.  I love my Bailey Bug Boggs.  She is my niece Rebecca's daughter.  I could just eat her up.

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.

Card Recipe:
Image:  Deli Framed from Dilly Beans
Misc:  Copics, Button Brads, Ribbon and bling from Darice.
Challenges entered:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
 Penny's Paper-Crafty #190 - Anything goes
Stamping Chef #42 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #145 - Anything goes
Art by Miran #12 - Anything goes
QKR - Buttons
 The East Wind #13 - For the kiddies
Just Inspirational August - Anything goes
Mema's Crafts August - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations August - Anything goes 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Time for a Betty BOO-doirs Release

 Franken Babe Betty

Mrs. Witchy Boo
Spirited Betty

Devilish Betty

Hi all.  Simply B Stamps has some great new releases today.  Please head to the SBS blog to read more about them and to the SBS shop to get your own.  I am showcasing the new Betty Boo-doirs.  Aren't they great?  I will be doing separate posts with all the construction details later in the day.

Please visit the other SBS designers to check out what they created.  Here is the list:

Rebecca- You are here

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

KennyK Challenge #178 - Kids

Hello.  It is time for another fabulous challenge from KennyK's Krafty Krew.  My team isn't up for this one but I wanted to make sure you check out what the other team has created for your inspiration.  Please head over to the blog and read all the challenge details.  Have a great day.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Simply Steampunk Challenges - Rip-n-Tear

It is time for the August Simply Steampunk Challenge.  This time we want you to Rip-n-Tear...really beat it up.  I am using the amazing Marie Back from Death from Simply B Stamps.  This image is perfect for my niece, Becca.  Her birthday is coming up soon and this is soooooo Becca!!!  I added a happy birthday sentiment on the inside.

I ripped the background paper, distressed the edges and rolled them up a bit.  Behind the paper is a layer of really old gauze that I pulled and tugged a bit.  I also used it for the bow.  I had a great time with this one.  I hope you all join in and have as much fun as I did.

Please head over to the Simply Steampunk Challenges blog and check out all the challenge details.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.

Card Recipe:
Image:  Marie back from Death
Sentiment:  Simon Says Stamp
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels 5, Simon Says Stamp Small Folded Banners
Misc:  Copics, Inktense Pencils, Derwent colored pencils, Gauze, Glossy Accents, Nailheads (colored with Copics), Wink of Stella glitter pen, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Ranger embossing powder, Tim Holtz distress tool
Challenges entered:
Marker Pop #49 - Anything goes
 Simon Says Monday - In the family (it's for my niece)
Crafty Sentiments - Add a sentiment 
A Step in the Dark #7 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Make it sparkle
Left of Center #40 - Anything goes
Dies R Us #7 - Birthday
 Just Inspirational Monthly - Anything goes
Stamp and Create - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes