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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Greeting Farm Day Off Anya

Hello there!  How is everyone?  We are in the middle of Snowpocalypse here in New England!  It started Monday afternoon and is supposed to last until Wednesday morning, dumping 16-24" of white fluffy stuff on us!  So we'll be hunkered down for the duration!  Perfect time to hopefully get some coloring in!  For now, I'm here to show you my last guest designer project for The Greeting Farm!  It was such a pleasure to create with them this month and I'm sad my time is over!

Today's card features Day Off Anya.  In retrospect it was perfect timing to work with her as I will be having a snow day!  (Although, I think I'll need warmer clothing than the sweet little outfit she has on!)  She is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I took my color cues from the fabulous paper by My Mind's Eye.  It's called Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing.  The sketch is the current Sketch Saturday (#345).  The circle element was cut using the Picot Edge Circles and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I added a bit of ribbon, a stamped sentiment, a few flowers, and a bit of bling for my finishing touches.

I want to thank TGF team for this amazing opportunity!  I had so much fun coloring up these cuties and rediscovered my love for rubber and ink!  You should visit the shop and the blog and you'll see exactly what I mean!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E53, E55, E57, E59, R20, N0, N2, N4, N6, Y32, Y35, BG10, BG72

- Crafting From The Heart: #44-Always Anything Goes 
- Craft Your Passion: #246-Always Anything Goes 
- Dream Valley Challenge: #98-Anything Goes 


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Greeting Farm Special Delivery

Hi there!  Today I am back to share my second creation as Guest Designer for The Greeting Farm!  These images are just SO much fun to work with!  I needed a birthday card for my friend's son (he's turning 2) so I colored up cute little Oliver from the OA - Special Delivery set.  I then fussy cut him and made him the showcase of Sweet Sunday Sketch #252.  Those fun papers are My Mind's Eye - Boy Crazy.  Aren't they perfect?!  I added some "boyish" embellishments with a couple of silver screw brads, a Tim Holtz Sprocket Gear, and a few buttons.  The 2 was cut with my By The Numbers Die-namics (My Favorite Things) from the designer paper so it would coordinate.

I usually have a hard time with masculine cards, but this one came together so easily! Must be because he is so adorable! 

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E57, E59, N0, N2, N4, N8, BG10, BG72, BG75, R20, R39, R46, R89, YR24, Y32, Y35

- Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes (#2)
- A Gem of a Challenge: #136-Birthday Card for a Boy
- Creative Knockouts: #72-Birthdays
- Crafting From The Heart: #43-Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion: #245-Always Anything Goes 


Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #216 - Winter Blues

Hello!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  It's time for an new Corrosive Challenge!  Are you ready?  We are sponsored by a company I personally love working with - A Day For Daisies!  There are sweet, whimsical, classic, elegant, and vintage images for every occasion in Tammy's shop and they are a joy to color!

Our theme for this challenge is inspired by the cold winter we're in the middle of here- it's "Winter Blues".  You have two options with this one: create a winter themed project or one that features blue.  It doesn't have to be monochromatic but the blue should feature prominently in your project.

Tammy is offering the generous prize of a $12 gift certificate to her shop and also was sweet enough to offer images to the team to work with.  I selected Robin in Winter.  I needed an anniversary card for my parents this month so I thought a winter themed one would be just right to celebrate their January wedding.  I colored the image with Copics and added some Aleene's Glitter Snow.  The image is cut and matted with Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and I sponged a little Baja Breeze ink (Stampin' Up) for the "sky".  My layout is courtesy of Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (#41).  Papers are DCWV - Winter Basics stack.  I added a cluster of flowers, navy blue organdy ribbon, and a few punched snowflakes which came from the Martha Stewart border punch I used.

Copics used: E04, E07, E31, E35, E53, E57, E59

Be sure to pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the team's Winter Blues creations.  And maybe play along for your chance to win!

- KraftyHands: Winter Blues
- My Sheri Crafts: #148-Let It Snow 
- Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: #25-W is for Wow It's Cold
- A Day For Daisies: #113-Add Some Ombre (fence)
- Pattie's Creations: #106-Fun in the Snow
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #89-Anything Goes
- 4 Crafty Chicks: #229-Flowers
- Crafty Creations: #280-Brrrrrr the Blues 
- Little Red Wagon: #272-Frosty 


Thursday, January 15, 2015

KennyK's Krafty Krew #187 - Anything Goes with a Twist: You Are Special

Hi there!  Today I am back with the first KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge of the year.  But this isn't just any ol' challenge blog post, no siree.  This is the one where I get to announce that I am the new DT Coorinator and Facebook Administrator for KennyK!  Lovely Tammy has had to step away from the position and though we are all sad to see her go (we'll miss you, Tammy!) I was beyond thrilled when I was asked to step into the role!  Thank you Elena, Kenny, and Tammy for this fabulous opportunity!  In case you didn't see the announcement post over on the KennyK's Krafty Krew blog, we have some new Krew members to welcome to the team!  Please pop over and say "hello" to Olivia, Rachelle, and Dawn as well as three of our Core4 who have gone full-time (Andy, Lucy, and Chrissy)!

Now on to that challenge post!  It's our first Anything Goes challenge of 2015 and today's twist is "You Are Special".  Use any KennyK image to play along for your chance to win 3 images of choice!  However, if you use the optional twist and you're our winner, your prize increases to 5 images!  Plus each of our Top 3 receives 1 image of choice for the distinction!

We have a new release today as well (SO much excitement!) and I had to pleasure of working with Foxy Mama from the brand new Bodylicious collection!  Full-figured.  Voluptuous. Curvaceous.  These beauties prove that you can be sexy at any size!

We also have two very special additions to our Kid Nation collection: Ballet and High Score.  Visit to go shopping (and snag this month's freebie)!

Foxy is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I selected the sketch from Cheerful Sketches (#20) and decided to feature a fun sentiment with my image.  The sentiment is computer generated, cut and matted with Labels Ten Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Papers are from two different My Mind's Eye pad - Lost & Found Union Square and Love Me.  I added a couple of flowers, a few flat backed black pearls, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, and a darling little camera cut from the Accent It - Cute Cameras Die-namics (My Favorite Things).         

So pop over to the KK blog to see all the incredible Krew creations then play along!  Remember: You MUST use a KennyK image to join us!

Copics used:  E00, E04, E11, E31, E35, E50, R20, R35, R37, R39, R89, Y32, Y35, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8

- Addicted To Stamps: Make Your Mark (coloring)
- Crafting By Designs: Anything Goes
- Fab 'n' Funky: #242-Something New (image)
- Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes with a Twist - Use Something New (image)


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Saturated Canary Guest Designer Call

Hey there!  When I saw Krista post that she was having a Spring Guest Designer call on the Saturated Canary Facebook group I knew I wanted to create something to enter.  She offered five gorgeous images as a New Year's bundle and you had to use one of these images in order to apply.  You could submit up to three projects.  I managed to get two completed.

First up is May.  She is colored with Copics and matted on the Fleur De Lis Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I opted for a non-traditional hair color which was a lot of fun!  I sprinkled a little Aged Rose Fran-Tage on my image panel and added lots of embellishments.  Flowers, Tim Holtz locket keys, Basic Grey wax seal and flair sticker all grace this beauty.  I utilized a few more dies and punches in the creation of this card as well: First Place Award Ribbon and Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things) and a Martha Stewart butterfly.  The papers are Basic Grey - True Love.  The sketch is the current Try Stampin' On Tuesday (#201).

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, YG91, YG93, YG95, R20, R27, R29, R46, R81, R83, R85, BG10, BG72, BG75

My next card features Tunes and Kayne has claimed this one as his Valentine's Day card.  

This cutie was also colored with Copics.  I cut him out using Deckled Rectangles Large (Spellbinders).  I used it to cut a frame for the image as well.  I had an "accident" while coloring and a blob of ink from my YG11 plopped onto the card stock near his left headphone.  Rather than scrap the image I added a little golden aura around him.  The sketch is from Sketch Saturday (#343).  I used a chevron embossing folder from Darice for the top portion and the paper on the lower section is from the Generation Tech stack (DCWV).  The music note and treble clef are stickers from Me & My Big Ideas.  Both sentiments are from a My Favorite Things set called Document It - Rock On.  I cut one with the Fishtail Flags Stax (MFT) and the other with a Stampin' Up circle punch.  The little hearts came from the Martha Stewart border punch I used on the inside of the card.

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, R20, N0, N2, N4, Y32, Y35, B00, B06, B32, B34, B37, YR00, YR02, YR15, YG11, YG13

I will be back tomorrow with another announcement and a new KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge!

- Crafty Sentiments: Girly (May card)
- Inky Chicks: #45-Anything Goes
- Papertake Weekly: It's All New (images)
- Partytime Tuesdays: Anything Goes
- Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
- Through The Purple Haze: #73-Anything New To You (images)


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Guest Designer for The Greeting Farm

Hello!  I mentioned that I had some fun news to share...  Well, this is the week I get to reveal it all!  First, I am tickled pink that I get to be the guest designer for The Greeting Farm this month!  I was so thrilled when Rosemary and Joni asked me to join them!  And who wouldn't be excited?!  Just look at the awesome images I get to play with!

Today's card features Dollie with Hearts.  She is super sweet and comes with several wonderful sentiments.  It's been a while since I stepped away from my digis and inked up a rubber stamp to color, but boy did it feel good!  Dollie is colored with Copics and cut using the Resplendent Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I had a blast embellishing this card and really piled it on: flowers, pearl topped pins, pearls, wax seal sticker, Tim Holtz metal key and spinner, frame with drop pearl as well as several dies and punches (La-La-Land Crafts and Martha Stewart).  Papers are Authentique - Lovely.  My layout is based on Sweet Sketch Sunday (#251).

This will be a Valentine's Day card for someone.  It's never too early to start on those!  I put my decorations up today as Christmas finally came down and the house just felt empty without something.

Thanks for popping in to take a peek at my creation today!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E70, E74, E79, R20, R35, R37, R39, R81, R83, R89, N0, N4, N8.

- Fairytale Stampers: #50-Flowers
- A Gem of a Challenge: #135-Something New (stamps)
- Allsorts Challenge Blog: #293-New and Cute (stamps)
- Kit and Clowder: Anything Goes 
- Brown Sugar: #128-Red and Pink 
- Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - #82-NO Cirlces
- Creative Corner Challenges: Love is in the Air
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #88-Anything Goes 
- Aud Sentiments: #122-New (stamps) 


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Weekend Crafter

Hi!  Just popping in to share a couple of cards I made this past weekend.  I used to have no trouble crafting during the week but ever since the small man started school in September it has been all I can do to get through the dinner/dishes/homework/bath time/story time/bed time/laundry routine before collapsing in exhaustion on the couch!  So I'm now the weekend crafter.

This first card was made for my co-worker's birthday.  Belatedly, since her special day fell shortly after Christmas and I was still recovering from holiday overload.  She has horses so I knew that this image from Saturated Canary was perfect.  She's called Equestrian Girl and I've colored her up with Copics and matted her with the Romantic Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Papers are Creative Imaginations - These Boots from the Debbie Mumm Buckaroo Collection.  I added a Tim Holtz metal buckle, some flowers, and a few pearls.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and is cut with the Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders). 

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E31, E50, E53, Y28, Y32, Y35, YR02, YR04, YR07, G09, B02, R20, R32, R81, R83  

The next two creations were a custom order.  These were a bit of a challenge for me because I don't practice my darker skin tones as often as I should, but in the end I was happy with how they turned out.  For the birthday card I used another Saturated Canary image.  This is one of Krista's older ones. Suzy Hollywood.  I colored her with Copics and cut her using the Lacy Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Papers are My Mind's Eye.  I added a flower, rhinestones, a Tim Holtz metal corner, and the recipient's name using glitter chipboard letters.  The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set called You Take The Cake.  Sketch is Sketchy Colors (#239).

Copics used: E23, E25, E31, E33, E35, E37, E51, E53, E55, R32, R37, R39, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, BG10, BG72

And this Valentine's Day card features The East Wind's Lucy Loo Mirrorball  Earring.  She is also colored with Copics and then I cut and matted her with the Resplendent Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Papers are Basic Grey - True Love.  I had fun embellishing this one!  I added a wax seal and a flair sticker that match the paper collection plus seam binding, flowers, pearls, and a Tim Holtz metal ornate frame.  The banner is cut with the Spellbinders Ribbon Banner die and I added gold glitter stickers to spell the recipient's name and "LV" (for Louis Vuitton).  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  My layout is based on Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2's "blast from the past" sketch posted December 31st, but unfortunately I missed the link up deadline.
Copics used: E23, E25, E27, E31, E33, E35, E37, E53, R27, R29, R32, R37, R39, R89, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8

This month is shaping up to be busier, crafting wise, than I anticipated so you'll be seeing more of me from here on out.  And there will be a couple of big*ish* announcements to share with you next week!  So stay tuned....!