Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Cassasha

Hello everyone.  Today I want to show you a project I made to audition for KennyK's Krafty Krew.  I love KennyK as I am sure all of you do as well.  When picking my image, I was thinking of my niece Cassasha.  She has the next birthday in our family.  Her birthday is just after Christmas and kind of gets lost in all the holiday plans.  I know I always post about my nieces (I have tons of them) but rarely talk about Cassasha.  Her name is really Cassandra but my other niece, Cortlynn, couldn't say Cassandra when she was little and she said Cassasha and it kind of stuck.  Cassandra is out of college now and is living all alone in North Carolina.  She is so far away.  We all miss her very much.

Now back to business.  The name of this image is Princess Pia.  I think it is adorable.  I colored Princess Pia with Copic markers, fussy cut it out and popped it up with pop dots.  I usually prefer SU dimensionals but I was too lazy to go upstairs to get a new pack.  I added glossy accents on the shoes, necklace, cat collar, lips and the tiara.  I also added glitter glue to the tiara.  I usually craft with a tiara on my head.  I know, I am a goofball.

The sentiment stamp is from SU.  The papers are all from my stash.  I used Copics to color some plain paper to match the colors in the image.  I used a Darice star embossing folder on the paper directly behind the image.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used a white gel pen to add some white dashes.  I had an issue with it.  It took a while to even get it flowing.  Please cross your fingers for me and head on over to KennyK to see the rest of the amazing entries.

One quick note before I go.  If you read my last post you know that little Layla (my great niece) was born early and was having some troubles.  She is out of the hospital and home at last.  Welcome home Layla.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone.  Corrosive Challenges has another new challenge for you.  The theme this time is Happy Holidays.  We are sponsored by the awesome CC Designs.  Here is a little bit about the company.

C.C. Designs has been in business since 2007, started out of their garage. Now they have their own line of rubber stamps and dies. They create cuties galore, if you like cute you will love C.C.Designs.

I am using Mashi Muffins Tangled Tori from CC Designs.  I love this image.  This seems to happen to me every year.  I colored Tori with Copics, cut her out and popped her up with SU dimensionals.  I added Liquid Applique to the fur and Glossy Accents to the lights.  I looked and looked for a place to add glitter but couldn't figure it out so I left it off.  The ribbon is generic.  The Merry Christmas sentiment and die are from SU.  The card base was embossed using an Anna Griffin embossing folder.  I absolutely love Anna Griffin.

That's about it for the card.  On a personal note, I have a new great niece named Layla Faye Franklin.  Her middle name is after my late mother.  She came a little early and had some troubles but she is doing great.  I just wanted to show her off.  Here she is.

Isn't she precious?!  She is still in the hospital but should be going home soon.  I can't wait to hold her.  We don't live in the same state so I will have to schedule a trip down very soon.  Thank goodness for technology.  My niece has sent me lots of pictures and an adorable video.  Welcome to the family Layla.

Thanks for indulging me and for stopping by my blog.  Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog and see what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.


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Friday, November 22, 2013


Crafty Ribbons is having an Advent event starting on Dec 1.  There will be a prize given each day with lots of different craft companies being highlighted.