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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Family Fun Challenge #2 - Stand Up Helpers



Hi everyone.  My cousin, Candy, challenged my sister, Robin, and I to make a card using Elizabeth Crafts Stand Up Helpers.  Candy bought them for us a year ago and we hadn't used them until now.  To be honest, I have a lot of stuff in the studio and they got pushed aside with many other things.  The goal this year is to use things I already have and learn to love them.

I have a hair appointment on Saturday so I decided to use this image from Saturated Canary called Julie Stylist.  I am going to give it to my stylist, Becky.  I hope she likes it.  I was surprised at how easy the stand up helpers were to use.  Thanks Candy. 

Here is a close-up of the image:


Here is a side view showing how the stand up helper works:



I layered the thank you die cut 4 times for more dimension.  I am really loving that technique.  I can't wait to see what Robin and Candy come up with.

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

Card Recipe:
Image:  Julie Stylist by Saturated Canary
Papers:  Oriental Trading
Beaded Ovals, Classic Ovals & Classic Scalloped Ovals by Spellbinders
Thank You Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Misc:  Lace by Bo Bunny
Ribbon from my stash
Stormy Sky Distress Ink
Star Gems by Darice

Challenges entered:
Scribble and Scrap #38 - Always anything goes
Not Just Cards #13 - Always anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas #203 - Odd cards
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (gems, free, lace)
Creative Fingers #67 - Always anything goes
QKR #126 - Lovely lace
Bunny Zoe's February - For the girls
Crafty Hazelnut's February - Patterned paper
Creatalicious #72 - No square or rectangle cards

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Corrosive Challenge #218 - Things with Wings


Welcome to another fabulous challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  Our theme for this challenge is Things with Wings.  If you are like me, this should be an easy one.  I love fairies, dragons, butterflies...just about anything with wings.  Here are the challenge details:

Hostess: Debora
Sponsor:  Art by MiRan
Prize: 3 Images
Theme: Create a project incorporating something winged

I am using Fairy Lily from Art by MiRan.  I think she is just adorable.  I am continuing my own challenge of trying new things this year.  For this card I tried some really cool glitter my cousin gave me on the wings.  It is from Elizabeth Crafts.  You can color it with Copics.  It was so fun to work with.  I have a feeling I will be using it a lot more.  

Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog and see what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  They are so awesome!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day.
FTPD & NLG
Card Recipe:
Image:  Fairy Lily by Art by MiRan
Papers:  Generic from Pat Catan's
Dies:  Nesting Doily Circles by QuicKutz
Starburst Framelits by Stampin' Up!
Punches:  Oval and Scalloped Oval by Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder:  Circular Grid by Anna Griffin
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up!
Misc:  Ribbon from my Box-o'-Crap
Black Ranger Embossing Powder
Gems by Darice
Glitter from Elizabeth Crafts
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Glossy Accents
Copic Markers
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Glue Dots

 Challenges entered:


KennyK Challenge #189 Sports


It is time for another challenge from KennyK's Krafty Krew.  Here are the challenge details:

Hostess: Vicky
Anything Goes - Twist: Sports 
Team B{iker Girl}


Now I know I am not on Team Biker Girl but I wanted to get in on this one.  My junior buddy Sarah plays softball and this image was perfect for her.  I hope I don't lose the card before the season starts.  I used a great image from KennyK.  I tried something I don't normally do which is the dashed white lines around the card  My hand was not very steady, as you can see.  I will practice and try it again later.

Please head over to KennyK's Krafty Krew and check out what Team Biker Girl created for your inspiration.  They are awesome!

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

Card Recipe:
Paper:  Generic from Pat Catan's
Embossed by Doodlebug Design
Dies:  Stitched Square Layers by Memory Box
Starts Five by Spellbinders
Punches:  Stampin' Up!
Misc:  Stampin' Up! Dimesionals
Copic Markers
Marvy Reminisce White Pen
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Glossy Accents
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Gems by Darice

 Challenges entered:


Friday, February 6, 2015

A Valentine for Layla




This is a Valentine I made for my sweet little great niece Layla Faye.  I like to call her Hurricane Julio (long story).  Adorable little Layla won't be caught without a big a** bow on her head.  I think she came out of the womb that way.  I just love my little sweetheart!

I chose to use pink because that is her signature color.  She also loves her bling so I used the sparkly heart buckle.  Here are some pictures of Layla.


Isn't she a cutie pie!  Happy Valentine's Day munchkin.  I love you.

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

Card Recipe:
Image:  Little Princess by Art Impressions
Paper:  Freebie from Archiver's ages ago
Embossing Folder:  Layered Hearts by Darice
Dies/Punches:  Stitched Rectangles by Memory Box
Hugs by Technique Tuesday (new)
Heart Border punch by Martha Stewart
Misc:  Wink of Stella-Clear
Glossy Accents
Heart Accent Buckle by Victoria Lynn
Gems by Darice
Black Superfine Embossing Powder by Ranger
Versafine Ink
Lace from my stash

Challenges entered:



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Corrosive Challenges #217 - Splash of Color


It is time for a new challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  This one is called Splash of Color.  Our hostess, Debbie Miller, has asked us to create a white on white project with a splash of color. Skin and hair tones are allowed as well.

Our Sponsor:  Sassy Studio Designs.
The Prize:  4 SSD digi images

I was given this beautiful image called Cupid Portrait from SSD to use for this card.  I will tell you a little secret...I got my challenges mixed up and made a card using this image but it was totally wrong for the challenge.  I had to rip the image off and start all over.  Here is the first card I made:


I was making this with someone in mind and I guess I just wasn't thinking.  It happens when you get old.  Oh well, all's well that ends well.

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

White Card Recipe:
Image:  Cupid Portrait by SSD
Papers:  White Generic from Hollo's
Embossing Folder:  Scripted Love by Anna Griffin
Double Hearts by Anna Griffin
Dies/Punches:  Heart by Anna Griffin
EK Success punch
Sentiment:  Heidi Swapp
Misc:  Copics
Wink of Stella Silver, Gold, Clear & Red *New
Sequins and Heart Confetti by Darice *New
Ranger Black Super Fine Embossing Powder
Lace from my messy Box-o'-Ribbons
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Glitter and Glossy Accents

Red Card Recipe:
Image:  Cupid Portrait by SSD
Papers:  Doodlebug Designs Lovebird
Embossing Folder:  Rose Hearts by Anna Griffin
Dies:  xoxo by Anna Griffin
Stitched Circle Layers by Memory Box
Nesting Doily Circles by QuicKutz
Sentiment:  Heidi Swapp
Misc:  Copics
Wink of Stella Silver, Gold, Clear & Red *New
Sequins by Darice *New
Ranger Black Super Fine Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Glitter and Glossy Accents
Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink

Challenges entered:


KennyK Challenge #188, LOVE


We have another great challenge from KennyK's Krafty Krew.  It is the usual drill...Anything Goes with a Twist.  The Twist this time is Love.  All you need is love, right?!  Annette is our hostess for this round and she has all the details on the Krew's blog.  

Here are the basics:

You must use a KennyK image to qualify.
If you are chosen randomly as the winner you will get 3 KennyK images of your choosing.
If you incorporated the twist, you will get 2 more images.
The Krew will pick the top 3 and each of them will get 1 image.

I decided to use Hug since it is the perfect image to use for a Love challenge.  I also thought I would use this card for my Family Fun Challenge and add some sequins.  The details are here.  I made a little shaker heart because that was all I could think of to do with the sequins.  I am sequin challenged.

Please head over to the KennyK's Kraft Krew 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
(I know you will read my blog eventually Kennedie)

Card Recipe:
Image:  Hug by KennyK
Paper:  Lovebirds by Doodlebug Design
Embossing Folder:  Feather Illusion by Anna Griffin (new)
Punch:  Heart by Stampin' Up!
Sentiment:  I am a bad girl and forgot to check what I was using...sorry
Misc:  Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Darice Sequins (new)
Darice Gemz
Martha Stewart Glitter
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (my favorite)
Acetate from my big drawer of crap

Challenges entered:


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!

Dawn 
Rebecca - That's Me!

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

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:

Sequins

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.

FTPD & NLG

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.
FTPD & NLG

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.
FTPD & NLG


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.
FTPD & NLG

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.

FTPD & NLG

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.
FTPD & NLG
& Happy Birthday Betty!

Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena
Jackie Randolph.  - http://papermoments.blogspot.com/