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: