Sunday, April 26, 2015

Corrosive Challenge #223 - Hip to be Square

Here, there and everywhere...hip, hip, so hip to be square.  Come on, sing with me and Huey Lewis.  The new challenge at Corrosive Challenges is Hip to be Square.  All you have to do is make a square project.  Our sponsor is Oddball Art and I was given this fantastic image to use.  The prize is 3 digis from Oddball Art.  You gotta love that.

Lately, all I seem to need are sympathy cards and get well cards.  I never seem to have enough of either.  My mother-in-law has a very close friend that is going through some really tough health issues.  I wanted to make this card for her friend.  I hope she likes it.

Sydney and I went up to the studio and worked for hours on this.  Actually, we cleaned the studio for quite a long time before we started crafting.  What a mess.  We started by cleaning Sydney's studio first.  Here is a pic of her clean studio.

She was very upset that I removed all the projects she had worked so hard to create.  I felt bad and gave her some paper scraps and she happily began to redecorate her studio.

She worked for a long time and then she was all tuckered out.  Poor baby.  She does love to craft.  Just like her mommy.  I took her back downstairs and put her in her big room so she could take a well deserved nap.

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
Paper:  Lost & Found Two by My Mind's Eye
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Dies:  Sizzix Triplits Dies
Stitched Zigzags by La-La Land Crafts
Torn Notebook by Tim Holtz/Alterations
Misc:  Copics, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Distress Tool by Tim Holtz
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents
Clip from my cousin Candy
SU Dimensionals, Drywall tape
White Gel Pen, Glitter Pen, Darice Ribbon

Challenges entered

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Little Girl Craft Day

Hello everyone.  Today I'd like to show you a canvas I made that was inspired by one that Shari Carroll did for Simon Says Stamp.  I was looking for a Mother's Day project I could do with my nieces for their mother.  I did a quick sample for them and we spent 3 hours creating their projects.  My friend's daughter was with us as well and she created a canvas for her mother too.  

The girls were troopers and did everything I showed them.  They were given creative freedom on their projects.  I just taught them how to use some of the products.  They really loved the texture paste and stencil.  We all did.

Here are some pictures of Cara, Cortlynn and Sarah and their projects.  Great job girls.  

Here is a link to their blog.  Please drop by and give them some love.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day.



8 x 8 Canvas
Gel Medium by Golden
Modeling Paste by Liquitex
Drywall Mesh Tape
Designer Paper
Handmade Papers
Dylusions Stencil by Dyan Reavely
Twine compliments of my local garden center
Wood Veneer Believe by Simple Stories
Butterfly punch by Stampin' Up
Butterfly Embosslits by Stampin' Up
Butterfly Dies by Ellentina
Gems and Pearls by Darice
Distress Paints and Ink
Acrylic Paints
Stampers Anonymous Texture Stamps

613 Avenue Create #120 - Diamonds
Papertake Weekly - Focus on sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #179 - Always anything goes
Crafty Calendar April - Add a sentiment
Party Time Tuesday #197 - Always anything goes
Rhedd's Creative April - Altered art
Sisters Of Craft April - Always anything goes
Stamp and Create April - Anything goes
V's Sweet Ideas #33 - Anything goes
Mema's Crafts April - Use a die or punch

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Corrosive Challege #222 - Floral Fantasy

Hello everyone.  I just had a delicious fish fry with my sister and niece.  I love homemade cocktail sauce on fish.  We had a great time.  Now, it is time for business.  We have another amazing challenge from Corrosive Challenges.  This time it is Floral Fantasy.  All you have to do is have a flower on your project.  Our sponsor this time is:
Here is a bit of information:

Ching-Chou Kuik was born in 1979 at Pantai Remis, Perak, Malaysia . She lived in Malaysia, and moved to Taiwan at age of 19, to pursuit her fine art education at National Taiwan Normal University.
In 2003, she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (painting). 
While in Taipei, Ching-Chou enjoyed being an art teacher for young children from age three to twelve. The originality of the youngsters' pieces inspires her and brings enthusiasm and creativity to her works.

Ching-Chou moved to Seattle with her husband in 2005.

Ching-Chou became a full-time artist and share her art with others since Mar 2006.
She is a nearly full-time mom of a 4 year-old boy, an art teacher for young children, and a part-time artist who hopes for more hours in her days (don't we all!)

I am using Bones Imprint from Ching-Chou Kuik.  I just love this image and enjoyed working with it.  It kept my mind working and inspired me to do a canvas.  I used a lot of great items in my studio that have been neglected for too long.  I hope you like it.

Please head over to the Corrosive Challenges blog and check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.  They are so awesome.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.


Card Recipe
Stencil:  Mini Textures by TCW
Embellies:  Fairytale Roses by Prima
Large Flower from Irene's papers-n-things,
Skeleton Key by Jolee's Boutique
Stamps:  Thoughts for the Day by Inkadinkado
Misc:  Distress Paints, Acrylic Paints, Distress Inks,
Black and White Gesso, Liquitex Modeling Paste
Chipboard (Donated by the lovely Candy of Candy Scraps)
Doily, Gauze, Dylusions Sprays
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Key Lime Silks Radiant Gel
Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel by Frantage/Stampendous
Canvas by Darice, Studio Gel Medium

Challenges entered

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone.  Here are a few cards I never got around to posting.  My husband has four brothers.  Three of them are triplets.  They recently had a birthday and so did my husband's father.  I couldn't resist using these amazing bird stamps.  We have five parrots and like to send things from "the flock".  I also couldn't resist using googly eyes on these adorable birds.  They were just screaming for it.  I LOVE googly eyes!!!  I have about a million of them.  I colored them using Inktense Blocks.  I don't use Inktense as often as I should.  They go on just like watercolors but they are much more vibrant.

Here are the insides of the cards.  I used Elizabeth Crafts birthday pop-up die.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Card Recipe
Images:  Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Dies/Punches:  Happy Birthday PopUp by Elizabeth Crafts Designs
Stitched Rectangles by Memory Box
Word Bubbles by Stampin' Up!
Martha Stewart Border Punches
Misc:  Ranger Superfine Black Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents, Inktense Blocks, Googly Eyes
Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday - Happy Birthday
Word Art Wednesday #177 - Always anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie #274 - Decorate the inside
Dies R Us #23 - One for the boys
Crafting Musketeers #24 - It's a man's world
Crafty Calendar April - Add a sentiment
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Use a stamp
Whimsy Stamps #81 - Use a die

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

KennyK Challenge #192-Steampunk

Hi everyone.  It is time for another fantastic challenge from KennyK's Krafty Krew.  Woot woot!!!  This challenge is an Anything Goes with a Twist, which is Steampunk.  I am using Paige Parasol by KennyK Downloads to make this great tag/bookmark for my favorite librarian, Joan.  She hooks me up with the best stuff.  Thanks Joan.

Here is a closeup of the image.  I hope you all like it and I hope Joan does too.

Please head over to KennyK's Krafty Krew 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.


Card Recipe
Paper:  Graphic 45
Punch:  Scalloped Tag by Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder:  Pocket Watches by Tim Holtz Alterations
Inks:  Tumbled Glass & Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
Misc:  Silver Fox and Green Apple Smooch
Doily from Hollo's Papercraft
Tarnished Brass Distress Paint
Mini Paper Clips by Tim Holtz/Idea-ology
Ribbon from my Box-o'-Ribbons
Mini Keys by 7 Gypsies
Steampunk Jewelry Parts by Solid Oak, Inc.
Glossy Accents

Challenges entered