Sunday, April 29, 2012

Corrosive Challenge #148

Welcome to another fabulous challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  This challenge is called:

The Man, the Myth, the Legend - Tim Holtz

Our sponsor is the awesome Tickled Pink Stamps!

My image from Tickled Pink is Lil Allsorts Kira.  My Tim Holtz element is the wood grain background.  I used Tim's wood grain embossing folder and added some ink.  A while back I went to a stamp show he was at.  I tried to get close and his fans were so aggresive.  They kept pushing me out of the way.  I am height challenged and these 6 foot tall ladies kept getting in front of me and they were just not nice.

Since I was going with the wood background I decided to make Kira a wood nymph.  I colored her green for the forest.  The leaf flourish is from Cheery Lynn.  I got the butterflies at a show a couple of years ago.  I don't have the packaging any more and I can't remember the name of the company.  I added glitter to her wings for some sparkle.  A fairy needs sparkle.

I did rush a bit here.  I spent all day at Adventures in Stamping.  I went with my sister, my niece and my friend.  I don't know about them but I had an amazing time.  I spent way too much money and I enjoyed every minute of it!

Please head over to Corrosive Challenges and see what the others have created for your inspiration and join in.  We would love to see all your favorite Tim Holtz products.  Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hi.  It's time for another Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge from Sassy Studio Designs.  As you know, the last DTBST challenge of each month is a Christmas challenge.  The theme for today is Sentiments.  You must add a sentiment to your project.  This was a tough one for me as I rarely use sentiments anymore.  I am trying to get back into it but I guess I am just too lazy to find something that fits my cards and since I have soooooooooo many cards laying around, I decided to do scrapbook page.

Sassy Studio Designs has some many lovely Christmas images that it was hard for me to choose.  I decided to go with the Nutcracker image.  It is so beautiful don't you think?  My little friend Sara has been taking ballet lessons for a couple of years now.  I thought this image would be lovely to go with her ballet picture.  Her mom said they may be doing the Nutcracker this year.  That would definitely be the picture I would add to this page.

The background paper is from Reminisce and I have been dying to use it for a while.  It didn't photograph well but It is going to make a lovely addition to Sarah's scrapbook.  The black and white designer paper is from Anna Griffin.  I cut into this page a few weeks ago when we were assigned to use our special supplies. The snowflake frame was made using an EK Success border punch.  It wasn't an around the page punch so I sort of made my own corners.  I added a touch of glitter here and there to it.  The image was colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped up with SU dimensionals.  I also added a ton of glitter to her dress and on the nutcracker's crown.  

Hope you like it.  Please head over to SSD and join in the fun.  Our DTBST design team has beautiful inspiration for you as well.  Thanks for stopping by.


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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hi everyone.  Welcome to another challenge from Platypus Creek Digitals.  The challenge is Bling.  Who doesn't love a little bling?  This little cutie is Princess Ella.  Isn't she adorable?  Before I started coloring her I thought of my little friend Sarah.  Her mother recently sent me a picture of Sarah after she "enhanced" herself.  I don't know what she stuffed her shirt with but the picture made me laugh.  I decided my little princess needed a little stuffing like Sarah.  So I gave her some.  I thought it was cute.

Please head over to Platypus Creek Digitals and see what the rest of the design team has created and make sure you get your entries in.  Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Saturday and welcome to the Sassy Studio Designs FAN-tastic Blog Hop.   If you came here from the oh so awesome and talented Rachelle's blog, you are on the right track.  I would like to introduce you to Wednesday Sara Addams.  She was suggested by SSD Fan Sara.  I would personally like to thank you Sara for this awesome image.  We wouldn't have it if it wasn't for you.  So here she is.

Don't you feel bad for the poor Teddy?  I had issues taking a picture of this card.  I used the Black Currant Stack from DCWV for the background.  I love this collection but the papers have so much shimmer and shine to them that it messes with the lighting.  I colored WSA with Copics, cut her out and popped her up with SU dimensionals.  The white paper behind her is actually embossed but you can't tell in the picture.  I also used a Martha Stewart border punch for the skull/crossbones layer on the bottom. 

I want to share my favorite/least favorite tools with you.  My absolute favorite crafting tool is my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG).  My husband bought it for my birthday last year.  It only took a few minutes to get used to it and off I went.  This holds 72 yards of tape at a time.  I love it so much that I actually bought myself a second one a few months ago.  I keep my acid free tape in one and general purpose in the other one.  I love it.  As I said, it took a few minutes to get the hang of it but I will never go back to a small tape runner again.

Now comes my least favorite.  If you are like me, you have tons of thin dies.  I have Spellbinders, Marianne Designs, Cheery Lynn & QuicKutz.  They were all over the place so I went in search of a storage solution.  I found this beautiful book/box magnetic storage binder from QuicKutz.  It came with one magnetic sheet and I bought 2 more to go with it.  All were ridiculously expensive.  They didn't work.  My dies kept falling off and sliding all over each other.  I was so disappointed.  I now have an Art Bin with magnetic sheets and I love that.

I also want to throw in my Martha Stewart glitter glue.  I bought the entire collection and couldn't wait to use it.  Every bottle clogged after the first use.  I don't know if I got a bad batch or if they are all like this.  I was so disappointed.  I wish Martha would give my money back.

I can't wait to read what your favorite tools are.  Don't forget to leave a comment on the SSD blog for a chance to win 3 FAN-tastic images.  You can also win 1 image by leaving some love for the DT.  All the details are posted on the SSD blog.

Thanks so much for joining us.  Please head over to the extremely talented leader of our FFF Fabettes on PCP...Miss Regan.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you got lost along the way, here is the entire hop list.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kim Kutie Roller Girl

Hi everyone.  This adorable image is part of the new Sassy Studios Designs collection that is being released on Saturday.  Her name is Kim Kutie Roller Girl.  She was named after the SSD fan that requested her.  What a great idea right?  My card is working double duty today.  First, to preview this fabulous image and second for the DTBST challenge which is flourishes and flowers.

I colored my KK Roller Girl with Copics, cut her out and popped her up with SU dimensionals.  The gorgeous die cut behind her was made with Marianne Designs LR0117.  It is one of my favorites.  The flourish is from Spellbinders and the flower was made using a B151 Cuties 3 from Cheery Lynn.

Doesn't this image take you back to middle school.  I loved to roller skate and skateboard.  I don't remember leg warmers fondly but I do remember wearing them.  So glad there aren't any pictures of that.

Please head over to SSD and check out what the DTBST team has created with this awesome new image.  We will also be having a hop this Saturday to celebrate the release.  Please join us.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hit the Bottle

Welcome to another fabulous Corrosive Challenge.  This challenge is called Hit the Bottle.  That means you will need to add things to your project that come from a bottle.  We are sponsored by Dilly Beans Stamps.  They are super fun and quirky!

My image is called Wilma I. Ball.  Isn't that funny?!  I colored Wilma with Copics.  For my "bottle" touches I used Viva Glass Effects.  It really looked cool as it was drying until my image got warped from using too much.  I also used a Viva glitter glue on her eyelid.  You can't go out without sparkly eye shadow right?  I really like the Viva so much better than Martha Stewart glitter glue.  Martha's glue glitter clogs on me all the time.  I like Stickles as well.  I really wish I could get my money back from Martha.  The background paper is from DCWV.

I will be sending this to my sister Rhonda.  She recently had to get shots in her eyes.  She hates needles (which is funny because she is a nurse) and had to be held down as she was awake when then poked her eyes.  I hope she likes it.  I am actually at her house right now visiting.  Her daughter's wedding shower was today so Bianca and I made the trip to Kentucky. 

Please head over to CC and check out what the others have done.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Firefighter Honey

Sassy Studio Designs has another Dare to be Sassy Thursday challenge for you.  This challenge is a sketch challenge.  That means you have can take your time and enjoy making your card instead of stressing over what the layout should be.  Here is the sketch:

Isn't this a great layout?  It was created by our very own Kathy.  I don't usually follow a sketch, I just kind of wing it.  This was great!  I am going to do a lot more.  What a time saver.  I got to concentrate on the coloring which is my favorite part.

My image is called Firefighter Honey.  I have had her for a while and I am so glad I finally got to color her.  I have had the dalmation and fire hat brads for a year.  I got them at Adventures in Stamping last year and this year's convention is in just a couple of weeks.  I need to start using up what I bought last year so I can buy new things this year.  The background paper is from DCWV and the die I used is from QuicKutz.  It is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

Please head over to SSD and see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration.  Then join in.  Thanks for stopping by.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Flowers for Mum

Hi everyone.  Today Platypus Creek Digitals has 2 great new Mother's Day images for you.  This is flowers for Mum.  Isn't she a cutie?  This was a sad card for me to make so I tried to turn it into a happy one.  My mother has been gone a little over a year.  Since I couldn't make a card for her, I decided to make this for my niece Becca.  Yes, she was named after me.  She has a three year old daughter, Bailey and an 11 month old named Riley (not really, his name is Jensen but I call him Riley).  I thought it would be nice to make this for them to give to their mommy.

I used Copics to do the coloring.  I wanted to frame the image with flowers but didn't have the time to make any.  I picked up a pack of flowers from Pat Catan's and just attached them with glue dots.  It worked perfectly.  I hope Bailey likes it but most of all, I hope Becca likes it.

Please head over to PCD and see what beautiful creations the Design Team has made.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hello.  I hope you all enjoyed your Easter celebrations.  This card is for Platypus Creek.  We have a great new Design Team at Platypus.  This little cutie is called Madison Sitting.  I love fairies and bright colors.  I just can't help myself.  Even when I start out trying to color something soft and light, it ends up deep and bright.  And as you can see, little Madison was no exception.

Our challenge is called Fancy Folds.  Your card can be anything except a basic fold card.  I chose to do a center step card.  I colored Madison with Copics while watching Supernatural.  I usually watch it on Friday and then rewatch it with my husband on Saturday.  I don't mind rewatching it.  I could look at Jared Padalecki all day.  As usual, I overcolored.  I am going to blame Jared.  He distracted me.  The butterflies were cut with an SU embosslit.

Please head over to Platypus Creek and check out what the other DT members made for your inspiration.  Then join in the challenge.  Once you start using fancy folds, it is hard to go back to regular ones.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Blog Candy Winner

I am absolutely amazed at the amount of people who entered for a chance at my blog candy.  Thank you all so very much for your support.  I know you don't want to listen to me ramble on and on so let's get right down to it.  The big blog winner is.......

Drum roll please.....

Congrats Corinne!  Thanks so much for your support.  Please email me at sydneyssentiments(at)yahoo(dot)com with your address so I can send out your goodies.

  If you haven't checked out Corinne's blog, she is one talented lady.  The link above will send you straight to her blog.  Thanks again to all of you.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Marcy Mummy & Moses

I have another Spunky Spook from Simpy B Stamps.  Here is Marcy Mummy & Moses.  Isn't this an amazing collection?  If you haven't heard yet, Betty decided to release them early.  Head on over and get your today.  There will be a hop starting at Simply B Stamps tomorrow to celebrate.  I will not be part of the hop.  I will be hopping along with you all tomorrow. 

I had so much fun with with my side step card yesterday that I decided to make another.  A hot Egyptian mummy needs a pyramid or two don't you think?  I colored Marcy & Moses with Copics.  I cut them out and popped them up with SU dimensionals.   The background paper is from Graphic 45.  I added some flower soft as sand to my pyramid.  I don't like this one as much as yesterday's but I do love the image.

Please head over to Simply B Stamps and check out what the rest of the design team has done.  Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Blog Candy Time!!!!!

Hello everyone.  To celebrate my 2nd Blogaversary I am giving away some blog candy.  This is my very first blog candy give-a-way.  I enjoy every moment I spend coloring and crafting.  I am so thankful to my followers and family for supporting me.  This post will stay at the top of my blog until April 5th which is when I started.  Now let's take a peek at the goodies!!!!

Here is a list of all the items included:
Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folders:  Collage, Notebook, Fancy & Floral Frames.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Classic Inverted Scalloped Square.
Martha Stewart double-edge punch Link Trim.
Scrappy Cat Designer Floral Alphabet, All Girl, Baby Girl, Baby Boy, Snowflake Memory & Winter Journal.
Core'dinations Assorted Tags, Dark & White.
Core'dinations Color Me Crazy Florals, Grass Greens & Citrus Orange.
Pixi Prss Clear Stickers - Travel, Summer & Wedding.
Inque Ribbon
Darice Square Chipboard Shapes 1".
Darice Finishing Accents Buttons.
Darice Charming Embellishments - Sun/Moon. Plain Chipboard Elements - Butterfly.

What do you have to do win this amazing bundle of candy?  Here are the rules:
1.  Follow my blog!  If you are already a follower, you are one step closer.  If you are not a follower, click that follow button and get started.
2.  Next, share a photo of my candy on your blog's sidebar and link it right back here.  A post on your blog is optional but would be greatly appreciated.
3.  Leave some love on my blog with a comment.  They mean so much to me.
4.  Enter your name and e-mail using the InLinks button below.

The candy will be open until 8pm EST on April 5th.  The winner will be chosen by random generator on April 6th and announced right here on my blog.
Thanks so much to all of you for your love and support.
By entering you acknowledge that you have read and complied with the rules listed above.
Thank you and good luck!

Best Wishes to my Little Blantonator!

Welcome to another awesome Dare to be Sassy Thursday from Sassy Studio Designs.  Today is "Go for Broke Day".  It is time to break out all those special papers and expensive embellishments you have been hoarding and put them to good use.

I am using this awesome Sassy Fashionista called Chelsea's Prom.  Even though this is a prom image, I am using it as a wedding image.  My niece's wedding shower is next weekend and I thought this image had the same kind of attitude that she does.  She is so excited and can't wait to get married. 

I colored Chelsea with Copics and cut her out.  I decided to make this a side step card.  I was dancing around YouTube to calm down after a long day at work when I came across a video from Jackie Topa showing a different take on a side step card.  She turned one side into a dresser.  I thought that was a great idea!  Way to think outside the box Jackie.  Since I was going for broke, I got out my stash of Anna Griffin paper.  I buy tons of it and never use it.  I just like to pull it out and look at it every once in a while.  The flower embellishment was cut from a piece of AG paper.  I used some rub n buff around the dresser and drawers.  I am sorry but I can't remember who made the brads I used for the drawer pulls and I didn't save the package.  I hope my little Blantonator likes her card.  It will say Best Wishes inside when I actually get the inside finished. 

Please head over to Sassy Studio Designs to see what the other DT members have created.  We have lots of new designers.  You are going to love them.  But before you go, make sure you enter for a chance at my blog candy because today is the last day!!!  Good luck and thanks for stopping by.


Challenges Entered:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Challenge #6, Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards with Attitude - Challenge #10, Anything Goes
The Altered Alice - Splendidly Dressed
Oozak - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lorna Loch & Nessie

Hi everyone.  I have another great Simply B Stamps preview for you.  This is Lorna Loch & Nessie.  Isn't she cool?  I had such a great time coloring this.  I used Copics (of course).  I put my crafting tiara on, turned on Dancing with the Stars and got to work. 

The background paper is from Graphic 45.  It has beautiful fish all through it.  Unfortunately, I covered them all up.  The ovals are from Spellbinders as are the flourishes.  I used a wave border punch for the bottom and added some white pen to the tips of the waves. 

I must say the coloring is my favorite part.  It takes me so long to figure out what to do with it once I am finished.  I finally got my flying babies to stop stealing my markers as I color.  Now they just want to sit on my head while I work.  Then they fight over who gets to be up there and who gets to chew the tiara.  That's when everyone has to go to bed.  We will be doing it all again tonight.  I have cards due all week.  Sydney will have lots of paper scraps to chew on this week. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to enter for a chance at my blog candy.  The time is drawing near.


Challenges Entered:
Oozak (love the prices) - Challenge #1, Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge - Challenge #134, Water, Water Everywhere
CardMadFairys Digi Days  - Challenge #30, Die Cuts or Punches
Gingersnaps Creations - #142 Border Punches
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spunky Spooks, Betty Bolts & Baxter

It is time for another new Simply B Stamps preview.  Today I am happy to bring you Betty Boltz & Baxter.  Aren't they adorable?  I colored them with Copics, cut them out and popped them up with SU dimensionals.  I used Spellbinders dies for the ovals.  I added some green and purple to her skintone to give her that Frankenstein look.  I hope you like it.

Please hop over to SBS and see what the others have created.  Thanks for stopping by.


Heavy Metal

We are back for another awesome Corrosive Challenge.  This challenge is called Heavy Metal and we are sponsored by Dilly Beans.  This is my first experience with Dilly Beans.  I was given this funky image called Framed Friday with Skull and I was asked to make a project using one or more metal embellishments.

I spent the day watching my little friend Sarah ice skate in her first program.  She did wonderful!!! She was dressed as a pirate, eye patch and all.  It was lots of fun watching her and all the kids and it filled me with inspiration for this project.  The costumes in the program ranged from dark pirates to dayglow green, pink and blue.  It looked like they were channeling Katy Perry, wigs and all so I thought I would go for some deep, bright colors. 

I colored my image with Copics.  I had the Doodle Bug background paper left over from another card.  I thought it was perfect since it had polka dots and so did the image.  For my heavy metal, I used a thin piece of copper.  I ran it through my BigShot with an embossing folder.  I placed it between the image and the background paper.  I also used copper eyelets.  The ribbon is from Martha Stewart.  I got it during a 50% off sale at Pat Catan's.  I don't usually buy anything MS without it being on sale.  I think the prices are just ridiculous.

Please head over to Corrosive Challenges and see what the other Design Team members have done.  They are so awesome!  Then join in won't you? 

Thanks for stopping by.


Challenges Entered:

It's April Already!

Where have the months gone?!  It is already April.  The good news is that there is a fabulous new release at Doodle Pantry today.  How exciting!  I am in love with the new parrots.  I couldn't wait to start coloring this one.  I thought about pairing it with the new Sombrero but I decided not to do it.  The parrot is so cute I didn't want to mess him up.   This cutie isn't available for sale until April 25th but you can get him free just for playing in our blog challenge.

I started coloring this cutie to match my little Rudy.  He is a Senegal.  Then he pooped on my shoulder so I decided to finish him like Sydney who is a Yellow-Naped Amazon.  Then she flew upstairs (she isn't allowed up there) so I ended up just adding some red to finish it.  I used Copics of course.  So this parrot doesn't match any of my babies.  I used another Quick Kutz Doily die on this one.  Love them.  It is so nice not to have to pick out all the little holes.  The flourishes behind it are spellbinders.

Please head over to Doodle Pantry to check out all the great deals on these new images and other great ones.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Challenges Entered: