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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Red Hot Lady Raven

Hello!  It's snowing here again and the storm is predicted to last through tomorrow so I am checking things off my To Do list today.  So far we've had bacon for breakfast (yes, that was absolutely on the list), made Valentine's Day goody bags for school, and I've done some DT admin work online.  Still on the list are things like dishes, laundry, dinner, and Valentine's Day baking.  And maybe, hopefully, some crafting time.  Currently I am knocking out that DT blog post item on the list.

I'm one of the DT coordinators and Facebook group admins for KennyK Stamps and Club KennyK.  For 2107 we are changing the way we do our challenges and give away our freebies.  If you would like to find out how to get this month's awesome freebie you'll need to join us over at Club KennyK and enter the monthly challenge.  It's that easy and our theme is always "Anything Goes"!  Each month there will be a new challenge and a new freebie.  This month's image is from the Steampunk Burlesque collection and her name is Scarlett West!

The DT has a theme to work with each month and for February that theme is Red Hot!  I colored up one of my all time favorite KennyK Stamps digis, Lady Raven!  She is the very definition of HOT!  I colored her with Copics, opting for red hair and outfit, then I fussy cut her and popped her up with foam squares to give her dimension.  I added dies from my collection, some recycled black mesh, and a length of rose ribbon.  Most of the dies are from La-La-Land Crafts.  On this card I used Heart Fan, Lacy Heart, Lacy Heart Border, Dress Form, Wings, and Filigree Crown.  The flames are from a My Favorite Things Stamps set called Accent It - Rock and Roll and the zipper is a Marianne Designs Craftables die.

Hope you like my card and that maybe you'll visit us over on Facebook!  And now I'm off to do that other thing on my To Do list... shovel!  Again.  Lol

Have a fabulous day!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mo's Digital Pencil Trio

Hi!  We are in the middle of a snowstorm here and there's no school or work today!  And what better way to spend a snow day than blogging and crafting, right?  So I thought I'd pop in to share a few cards I made recently with Mo's Digital Pencil images.  I've also entered the current Anything Goes Challenge #272 at DP2 Challenge.

My first card is a first birthday card.  I used One (girl version) and colored her up with my Copics.  As usual I used a bunch of dies from my collection.  Most are from La-La-Land Crafts.  Here I've featured Filigree Border, Filigree Moon, Heart Banner, Hot Air Balloon, ad Hello Tag.  The image is matted on Labels Fifteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I added some flowers, a sparkly binder clip, and ruched ribbon.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.

As soon as I saw Dwarfs 5-7 I knew I needed them!  I used two of them for birthday cards for my my dad and one of my brothers.  This is Dwarf 6 and he is colored with Copics.  Masculine cards are always one of those crafty challenges that get me so I tend to keep them simpler than my other projects.  I did use a few dies on this one, though.  The Weather Clock is a Tim Holtz Bigz die (Sizzix),  Fishtails Flags is My Favorite Things Stamps, and Birthday Corner and Diamond Lattice Border are La-La-Land Crafts.  The compass coin is also Tim Holtz.

The final card was made for my dad.  I think the bald head, beard, and mustache reminded of him!  Lol  Although my dad's not rotund like this fella.  I've got some La-La-Land Crafts dies going on here too.  On this card I've featured Lattice Doily Border, Steampunk Border, and Stitched Bracket Border.  The banner border is My Favorite Things Stamps.  The metal gears are Tim Holtz.

Hope you enjoyed my creations!  Now to go shovel...


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sunflowers and Stars

Hi there!  Just me doing some more catching up!  Today I am sharing a couple of Ching-Chou Kuik cards I made.  These images are so beautiful and a dream to color!  And sadly, another collection of underused images in my digital stamp stash.  I really need to make 2017 a year of variety!

It's the weekend but we don't have much planned here.  Dinner at my parents'.  A 100 days of school project.   Dishes, laundry, Sunday meal prep.  Maybe I can squeeze in a little crafting.  (There's some big game on or something, but probably not in this house.  Lol)  I have so many digi images already printed and I with my mom's birthday and Valentine's Day coming up I know I will need a few cards.

The first card was a special order from my co-worker for his wife's birthday.  I colored Keep in Faith because she likes sunflowers.  I then used some of my La-La-Land Crafts die collection to give the card layers and texture.  Here I've used Flag Banner, Lattice Doily Border, Open Leaf, Hello Tag, and Heart Header Border.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.  Lastly, I added a big flower and a bling flourish. The stamped sentiment is from a clear acrylic set called Sentiment Circles by Katie Pertiet (Autumn Leaves).     

My second project was a holiday card for my son's principal.  I colored Wishing Stars for the occasion.  The star border is Tim Holtz Star Cluster (Sizzix) and the other stars are Accent It - Rock and Roll Die-namics from My Favorite Things Stamps.  Filigree Border, Snowflake Border, and Snowflake Flurry dies are from La-La-Land Crafts.  A couple of flowers finished it off.

I hope you like my creations!  It's awfully quite in blogland lately!  I'd like to give a shout out to Glennis for her recent comment and for taking the time to read my blog!

Have a fantastic day!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Crazy Love

Hi!  Today I am sharing a card I made for a contest over at Kit and Clowder on their Facebook Group.  The contest is sponsored by Some Odd Girl.  I have a few of their images but had yet to color one up.  The contest required use of a specific image called Crazy Love Tia which was only $1 with a special discount code.  Well, how could I resist after seeing it?!   I needed a birthday card for my co-worker anyway so it worked out quite nicely!  Of course, I grabbed a few more images while I was there and I think you will be seeing more creations with them soon...

I colored the image with my Copics.  I used a photo of the recipient's cat to get the shading right.  The fun sentiment is from a Michaels' small wooden stamp set that also included "Are you kitten me?"  Lol  Dies are from La-La-Land Crafts (Paws, Paw Scalloped Border, Triangle Lace Border, Lattice Doily Border, and Lattice Border) and My Favorite Things Stamps (Smart Phone and Happy Birthday).  I added a few flowers and paper straws.

I would love to commit to spending more time over at Kit and Clowder!  Alyce's classes and her community are truly amazing!  I don't often get to play along with the coloring challenges there so I'm glad I made the time and effort for this one!  Plus, bonus - I had a personalized card for my co-worker!

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous day!


Sunday, January 29, 2017

La-La-Land Crafts: Cupcake Princess Marci and Football Luka

Hello!  I'm back to share a couple more of my backlogged cards.  This time I'm posting a couple of La-La-Land Crafts ones.  Anyone who has visited my blog on occasion most likely knows how obsessed with their dies I am!  I LOVE them!  I also adore their Luka and Marci images, though I don't seem to use them as often as I should.  Below I'm sharing a card with each character.

The first card features Cupcake Princess Marci.  She is colored with Copics, cut using Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), and matted with Picot Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  The rest of the dies are from my LLLC collection.  I've used Open Hearts Doily Border, Castle Border, Bricks, Loopy Doily, Filigree Crown, and Birthday Flag.  The butterflies and cupcake are Martha Stewart punches.  I added some flowers and a bling flourish.

For the second card, I've used Football Luka.  He is colored up in New England Patriots colors using my Copic markers.  I'm not a sports fan, but the recipient is so this cutie was perfect.  And since they're going to the Super Bowl this year, I guess they're kind of a big deal.  Lol  I continued the color theme with my papers and added a few dies.  Flag Banner and Sunburst are both from La-La-Land Crafts.  Star Cluster border is a Tim Holtz On the Edge die (Sizzix).

Thanks again for dropping in!  I hope you enjoy my creations!  Have a lovely day!


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Happy Birthday, ElenaK!

Today we celebrate!  I have been on the KennyK Stamps design team for just over 3 years now.  I couldn't feel luckier than to be able to work with this amazing team, and I cherish the friendships I have forged.  That is why today KennyK's Krafty Krew is taking the time to wish our lovely leader. Elena, a very happy birthday!  Join us over at Club KennyK for the full celebration, but I wanted to share my card with you here.

Elena is one of a kind, and though we've yet to meet in person, we talk online pretty much every day.  She is an amazing friend; so sweet and kind and generous!  Fiery and feisty.  Funny and fabulous.  We decided that she deserved nothing less than a day of sunshine and rainbows!  Each of the DT and GDT members created a monochromatic card in the color of their choice for Elena.

I, of course, selected PURPLE as my color.  I colored up Sweet Melissa with my Copics.  Hair and skin tones were allowed as well, but I did her clothes all in purple.   Then I piled on the dies!  A majority are from La-La-Land Crafts: Filigree Border, Filigree Elements Border Set, Flag Banner, World Heart Map, Skyline Border, and Arrows,  but I also used Romantic Rectangles and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and View Master Doohickey (Magnolia).  The sentiment is from Circle of Friendship (Stampin' Up).  After all that, it only needed a couple flowers as a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek at my card.  If you'd like to see the full rainbow, visit us on Facebook at Club KennyK!

Have a colorful day!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Little Saturated Canary on a Snow Day

Hi!  Goodness, is January almost over already?!?!  I have been crafting, I swear, but I've been horrible about blogging.  Does anybody read these things anymore?  Lol  *taps mic* "Hello?"  We have a snow/ice day today so I thought it might be a good day to take some time to show off a few creations.  Kayne is busy playing Lego Dimensions on his Xbox (which is so cool because it is Lego building AND video game playing all in one) so he's occupied and I have a little "me" time.
Both of these Saturated Canary cards were made in December.  One was for my friend battling lung cancer and the other was a holiday card for my son's teacher.  I'm still mourning the closing of the SC shop, but at least I have my subscription to get me through the rest of the year.

For my friend, I colored up Ribbons with my Copics.  She is cut and matted with Labels One Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  As per usual, I have layered up lots of dies around her.  Most are from La-La-Land Crafts: Lattice Border Doily, Heart Doily, and Heart Doily Border.  The Awareness Ribbon is from QuicKutz.  The small lattice heart is a Martha Stewart punch.  Some flowers and a few pearls finish off the card.       

My second card features Oh Deer.  She is also colored with Copics.  I cut her using Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Once again La-La-Land Crafts dies take center stage.  Here I've used Open Hearts Doily, Heart Doily Border, Christmas Tree, Santa Sleigh, and Small Lacy Border.  The branches are a Martha Stewart punch.  I added a couple of flowers and a stamped sentiment cut using Labels One Nestabilities (Spellbinders).

I have more cards to share and hopefully I will find time to post again soon.  In the meantime, I'm off to shovel.

Thanks for stopping by!