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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas Challenge #3 - Tags


I know I just posted challenge #2, but since a new month is upon us, so too is a new challenge! And since Tickled Pink Stamps runs on Australian time it's tomorrow there before it is here! I am so super excited about my 3 month guest designer spot on the Tickled Pink Stamps challenge blog that I jumped right in and started, even though I only found out a few days ago!

Challenge #3 is Tags - you can use tags on your project or your creation can BE a tag. I opted for the latter. I used Lil Christmas Lilith for my image. This is the digi version, which you can only purchase during their "Digi Days" once a month. She was a blast to color, and I paper pieced her bag with designer paper. It's been a little odd to be dragging out the holiday crafting supplies these past few days, but fun! And I'll be glad of it in December when I have a nice stash of cards all made up to send to people!

You have all month to play along! Simply link you card here for a chance to win one rubber Tickled Pink Stamps image of your choice. Please note: You MUST use a Tickled Pink Stamps image for this challenge.

Thanks for looking, and I'll be back tomorrow with a new Corrosive Challenge AND a new Sassy Studio Designs Christmas Challenge!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Christmas Lilith (Tickled Pink Stamps); Christmas Tag Wishes (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Printer; Soft Suede and River Rock (Stampin' Up); Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, E13, E15, YG95, YG97, W6, W8); Prismacolor Art Markers (152, 169)
Paper: Ruby Red and River Rock card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Wassail Merry Happy and Falling Snow designer paper (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Labels Seventeen Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Lilliput Roses Marshmallow (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Christmas Cheer snowflake brad (K&Company); Celebrate It Holiday ribbon (Michaels); Opaline designer half pearl flourish (Basic Grey); glue dots; 3D dots

Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas Challenge #2 - Jingle Bells

What? You've never seen a wombat decorating a tree before? Well, now you have! This adorable little guy's name is Wilfred, and I received him free from Kellie, the sweet and generous owner of Tickled Pink Stamps. The only catch was I had to use him to participate in the current Christmas challenge on the Tickled Pink Stamps challenge blog. The theme is Jingle Bells. So there you have it - Wilfred plus jingle bells equals a happiness! I have so much fun creating with the {Pink} images! I quickly accumulated all the digis and have been trying to participate regularly. Well, my enthusiasm was noticed...

I hinted in a post earlier this week that I had an announcement to make. A few weeks back I made a card and submitted it for the TPS guest design team call for their challenge blog. The winners were announced yesterday... AND I made the team!!! I get to enjoy a three month term with them and I am SO excited! As part of my prize I received some amazing new images that we will start previewing on May 1st! I can't wait!

I have lots of crafting to do this weekend and will be posting more creations so be sure to pop over when you get a chance to see what mischief I've been up to! As always, thanks for looking and for your much appreciated comments!

Card Supplies
Images: Wilfred the Wombat - Christmas (Tickled Pink Stamps); Winter Post and Noteworthy (Stampin' Up); Deck the Halls (Hampton Art)
Ink: printer; Soft Suede, Old Olive, Garden Green, and Ruby Red (Stampin' Up); Copics (YG95, YG97, Y32, Y38, B37, R20, E04, E31, E34, E25, E27); Prismacolor Art Markers (152, 169)
Paper: Ruby Red, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Christmas Combo printed matstack (DCWV)
Accessories: Bigz Top Note die (Sizzix - Stampin' Up exclusive); 3/8" bells (Nicole); small rhinestone scrolls (Me & My Big Ideas); Christmas Blossoms Poinsettia Cranberry (Making Memories); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); tassel trim (unknown); glue dots; 3D dots

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding - Sassy Style

It's official... There is a new Princess! Though I did not get up at 3am to watch the royal festivities, I DID get up early to make this card in tribute. I used the fantastic free image that is available from Sassy Studio Designs for today only called True Love's Kiss. If you want to snag it for yourself, simply join the SSD group on Paper Craft Planet here. There is a new freebie every Friday and a new challenge bi-weekly so we hope you'll join us!

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:

Thanks for checking in again, and I hope you have a jolly splendid day :)

EDIT: This card won Top 3 at The Pixie Cottage Challenge! You can view the post here.

Card Supplies
Images: True Love's Kiss (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, R46, E25, E27, E31, E34, B34, B37); Prismacolor Art Markers (194)
Paper: Brilliant Blue and Real Red card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific)
Accessories: Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); lace (Offray); red grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up); heart doily (Wilton); Martha Stewart Branch punch (EK Success); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Clear Star Gelly Roll Glitter pen (Sakura); glue dots; 3D dots

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #70 - Monochromatic



Happy Friday! I am here to tell you about the new Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs! Our theme this week is Monochromatic! For me, this challenge was harder than it sounds! I didn't use any designer paper and no color other than white except for a little when coloring my image and the small amount of green on the flowers I added. But I did it! Jenny the June Bride Honey is a vision in white! And wait, I'm not done... I'm also excited because I get to tell you about a SSD sponsorship as well! Glitter is the theme over at Totally Paper Crafts! I embossed and glittered my bride's dress plus glittered her veil using Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up. Pretty, right? I thought a wedding theme was appropriate since the British Royal wedding is today. It's also Fabulous Freebie Friday at SSD's Paper Craft Planet group so make sure you pop over there during the day to see what image Lindsay is generously sharing this week!

Thanks for looking and I'll be back this weekend with more posts, an announcement and a new Corrosive Challenge!




Card Supplies

Images: Jenny the June Bride Honey (Sassy Studio Designs); Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Copics (E25, E27, E34, E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, B32, B34, YG95)
Paper: white card stock (Georgia Pacific)
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter (Stampin' Up); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Love's in the Air, and Textile embossing folders (Provocraft); Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Lace Scallop Heart and Branch punches (Martha Stewart); Tea Roses Snow (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); adhesive pearl flourish (Recollections); adhesive faux pearls (Michaels); glue dots; 3D dots


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CardPatterns Sketch 112


I'm back as promised with a quick post to show you this card that I made for my aunt's birthday. Every year she gets a new flamingo card from me. It's kind of a tradition now. I bought the Critter Tales set from Clear Dollar Stamps just for this reason months ago! I used Sketch 112 from Card Patterns as my layout. It came together almost effortlessly, and I am tickled pink with the results! Heehee! Thanks for looking!

Card Supplies
Images: Critter Tales (Clear Dollar Stamps); Lovely Labels (Gina K Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Rose Red and Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up); Copics (W6); Prismacolor Art Markers (151, 208, 10, 133, 130, 154)
Paper: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Blossom Song stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars); Blossom baker's twine (The Twinery); black and white oxford stripe satin ribbon (Offray); black lace (Wrights); Rose 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up); Modern Avalanche buttons (Bazzill Basics); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); glue dots; 3D dots

Tickled Pink Challenge #16 - Spring



Good morning! Can you believe we're halfway through the week already? I just wanted to check in with a quick post this morning to show you the card I made for this week's Tickled Pink Stamps challenge. The theme for challenge #16 is Spring. Easy enough! I selected some flowery designer paper plus sweet, shy Lil Pinkette Pippa with her bouquet as my image, and then added some flowers to create my Springtime card. I utilized MOJO188 from this week's Mojo Monday challenge. You had the option of round or square this week, and I opted for square. I'm also entering this in the current Sketchy Colors challenge #68, which is a color challenge to use Blue, Beige, and White. (They are being sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps this month, by the way.) Here is their photo inspiration for the challenge:


I hope everyone has a fabulous day! Spring has finally arrived here, and we're supposed to enjoy a warm (60s and 70s), if potentially wet, stretch of weather this week. Ah, New England! :) Thanks for stopping by and check back as I'll have another post this evening.

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Pinkette Pippa (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up); Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E02, R20, B37, E13, E15, E31, E33, E34, YG95, YG97); Prismacolor Art Markers (48, 143, 198)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, and Kraft card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); ancestry.com designer paper pad (K&Company)
Accessories: Eyelets Shapeabilities Pendants (Spellbinders); Die-namics Scallop Ribbon die (My Favorite Things); branch punch (Martha Stewart); Tim Holtz Idea-ology Postcard embossing folder (Sizzix); Type Charms (Tim Holtz); Adage Tickets (Tim Holtz); Cameo Roses Aqua (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); white organdy ribbon (Stampin' Up); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Designer Half Pearl Flourish (Basic Grey); glue dots; 3D dots

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Sweet Stop - SSS105



Hoppy Easter!!! It was quite a busy day, but I made a card this morning and wanted to share before the day was out. This adorable image is from Sweet November and is called Baby Bunnies. I used the digi version found here in the All That Scraps online store. Something about it tugs at my heartstrings and makes me think of my son so I used it to make an Easter card for his father. I used sketch SSS105 from The Sweet Stop as my layout, though I rotated it on its side to accommodate my image. It was a fairly simple one, but I loved it. For my embellishment I dug out something I've had in my stash for YEARS - those cute little "Carrot Candy" bags.

I'm also entering this card for C4C84 - Easter Card at Crazy 4 Challenges.

I'm keeping it brief since this is my 3rd post of the day! Wishing everyone a lovely beginning to the new week and be sure to check back.... I have a lot of crafting planned this week. If only that pesky thing called work would stop mucking up my day! Haha! Thanks for looking!

Card Supplies
Images: Baby Bunnies (Sweet November)
Ink: printer; Copics (Y32, E31, E11, E21, E00, R00, R20, E25, E33, E34); Prismacolor Art Markers (198)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Close To Cocoa, and Certainly Celery card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Sweet stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Jolee's by You - Carrot Candy (EK Success); Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (Stampin' Up); Classic and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Signo white gel pen (Sakura); glue dots; 3D dots

The Corrosive Challenge #113 - Welcome to the Jungle



Happy Easter! The Bunny has been and gone and now the sugar-fueled fun begins! Before I color eggs and then head out to visit family I wanted to share the newest Corrosive Challenge with you. This week's theme is Welcome to the Jungle! While it IS one of my favorite Guns N Roses songs, here we are actually talking about using ANIMALS on your creations. I have opted for an adorable image from our sponsor this month, Bugaboo Stamps. This fellow is one in a collection of seven images called Giraffe Blocks. You can buy them individually or as a set. Too cute, right?

My layout is the sketch from week #152 at Sketch Saturday. I flipped the sketch to accommodate my image. It was a fun one to work with!

I am also entering it in Challenge #108 - Pets/Animals at Creative Inspirations.

I am going to go and enjoy my holiday now... I hope you are doing the same! Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, but please check back this week as I have a lot of projects planned to share with you!

Card Supplies
Images: Giraffe Block Center (Bugaboo Stamps); Party Punch (Stampin' Up)
Ink: printer; Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Marker (Stampin' Up); Copics (E33, E34, E25, R20, R32, Y32, Y35, Y38); Prismacolor Art Markers (25, 27)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Green Galore, and Pumpkin Pie card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Animal Crackers matstack (DCWV)
Accessories: Designer Label punch (Stampin' Up); frond punch (Martha Stewart); Cappuccino baker's twine (The Twinery); colored buttons (Basic Grey); glue dots; 3D dots

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #100



So, I'm back as promised, though a tad later than I'd like, with my post for sketch #100 over at the priscillastyles Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I love when I can use one of Priscilla's images on my creations made with her sketches, as I was able to do here. I just happened to visit the shop to take a peek at what was new and found Slot Mama. She was just what I was looking for! I, of course, chose the fancy version of the sketch to work with. It allowed me to add the pretty BoBunny flowers that match my paper.

Well, it is late here and it's already been a busy weekend! I'm off to bed so the Easter Bunny can visit. But I'll be back in the morning with a new Corrosive Challenge! Happy Easter!

Card Supplies
Images: Slot Mama (priscillastyles); Time for the Bubbly (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, E04, W6, W8, E25, E27, Y32, Y35); Prismacolor Art Markers (4, 53, 15, 17, 99, 100, 103, 105, 192, 46, 149, 194)
Paper: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal, and Pretty in Pink card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Sophie Dot and Sophie Stripe (BoBunny)
Accessories: large rhinestone brad (Recolllections); clear medium rhinestone brads (Recollections); Sophie flowers (BoBunny); photo corner punch (Stampin' Up); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft); small rhinestone scroll (Me & My Big Ideas); glue dots; 3D dots

Saturday, April 23, 2011

100th Post Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Saturday! Just a quick post to announce the winner of my 100th post blog candy....

KIM KELLEY, congrats on being chosen by random.org!
I have left a comment on your blog so that you can contact me for your goodies.


Also, I'd like to tell you about a fabulous deal over at Mo's Digital Pencil! $1 gets you this adorable Cotton Candy digi and all proceeds go to the Make A Wish Foundation. You can go here if you'd like to grab the image before she goes into the shop at regular price.

I hope to be back later with a project post. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Friday, April 22, 2011

100th Post and My 1st Blog Candy

Please scroll down for regular posts! This post will stay at the top until April 22nd!













$10 Tickled Pink Stamps Gift Voucher


AND






$10 Simon Says Stamp e-Gift Card


WOO HOO!!! It's my 100th post, and I think that is a darn good reason to celebrate!!! So, in honor of this note-worth occasion, I am posting my 1st ever blog candy. I am giving
away two fabulous gift vouchers worth $10 each. One is from Tickled Pink Stamps and the other is for Simon Says Stamp, and ONE lucky winner will receive both vouchers! The deadline to enter will be Friday, April 22nd. The prize will be awarded on Saturday, April 23rd and the voucher codes will be e-mailed to the winner. Here are the rules:

  1. Become a follower of my blog. Already a follower? Fabulous, and thank you!
  2. Post my candy in the sidebar of your blog, with a link back to this post, and please feel free to talk it up on your blog or on facebook or any other social networking site you may use. Tell your friends. I bet they like candy too...
  3. Add your name using the blue frog from Inlinkz below and leave me a comment. Make sure I have a way to contact you in case you are the winner.






And now for my 100th post project.... Drum roll, please! As part of my Sassy Studio Designs design team duties, I host a bi-weekly challenge on our Paper Craft Planet group. You can find the group here. The current challenge is Shabby Chic, and the winner gets to chose two SSD digi images of their choice. I used this week's Fabulous Freebie Friday image, the lovely Victorian Beauty Photo Frame, for my creation. I like to call it "Sassy Chic". lol The inspiration for my layout came from Mojo Monday Week 186. It's a wonderful sketch and lent itself so well to my image and the look I was going for.


I hope you will enter my first ever blog candy giveaway and spread the word about my blog! I would love to see my followers increase by at least 20 this week. Can you help me do that? I know you can because I know the motivating power of free stuff! =)

Have a wonderful week!

Card Supplies
Images: Victorian Beauty Photo Frame (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (V04, V06, V09, R20, E04, E11, E21, E00, B02, B04, E25, E27, E33)
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, and Forest Foliage card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Bon Voyage - Postcards and Postage Stamps designer papers (Gartner Studios)
Accessories: Zazi Lilac tulle flower (Prima); pearl trimmed lace (unknown); Lavender adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Lilac baker's twine (The Twinery); Vintage Floral border punch (Martha Stewart); paper piercing tool kit (Stampin' Up); black thread (Walmart); glue dots; 3D dots

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #69 - Pastel Colors



And just like that another Thursday is upon us! Where does the time go? It feels like there is never enough hours in my week to finish everything that needs to be done! But what I did have time for is another Sassy Studio Designs Dare To Be Sassy Thursday! DTBST #69 is Pastel Colors. With Spring in the air and Easter on the way this weekend, it is a very fitting challenge. Your card doesn't have to be Spring or Easter themed; it just has to have a soft color palette. I did opt to make an Easter card, using the sweet Easter Bunny Honey image from SSD. My layout is Sketch 187 from Mojo Monday. I had one of those panic crafting moments where I assembled my layers then realized I had forgotten the paper piercing element so I used my template to add some "faux" piercing with a fine tipped black pen! Hey, if we can use faux stitching, why not paper piercing too? lol If you'd like to play along with this week's DTBST all you have to do is link your pastel colored creation here before next Wednesday night. You could win two Sassy Studio Designs images of your choice for your efforts!

Thanks for looking and have a fantastic day!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Honey Easter Bunny (Sassy Studio Designs); Hoppy Easter (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, R02, R20, Y32, E04, E33, E34, E25, E27); Prismacolor Art Markers (147, 192, 194, 198)
Paper: Barely Banana, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, and Pretty in Pink card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Easter Doodle - Easter Trail designer paper (Moxxie)
Accessories: Lacey Circles and Lacy Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (Stampin' Up); Modern Avalanche buttons (Bazzill Basics); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft); Jumbo Scallop Die-namic (My Favorite Things); Cappuccino baker's twine (The Twinery); 3D dots

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #15 - Emma's Sketch



Hello, my crafty friends! How is everyone today? I'm here to show you my entry for this week's Tickled Pink Stamps challenge! Challenge #15 was to create something using a TPS image and the lovely sketch above designed by Emma. I decided to use Faith. She is one of the new Lil Pinkette images that were released last week. Isn't she sweet? I've used the digi version, but these are only available for one week out of the month so grab her now if you love her because TPS Digi Days for this month end April 21st! I am still behind on birthday cards, but I have the next few upcoming ones covered already so we'll see if I can catch up yet!

I am taking my son to see the Easter Bunny today... Wish me luck as he is at the age where this could result in a freak out rather than a pleasant experience. Last year he was only seven months old and saw a big smile in the Bunny photo... I have a suspicion there will not be a repeat performance! loll But I have to be able to say I tried!

I hope you liked my card and thanks for taking a look! Have a fabulous day!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Pinkette - Faith (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger); Copics (E21, E11, E00, R20, Y32, Y35, Y38); Prismacolor Art Markers (194, 198, 10, 208, 192)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, and Pretty in Pink card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Deena's Penny Lane (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Doily Lace border punch (Martha Stewart); branch and butterfly punches (Martha Stewart); Baja Breeze seam binding (Stampin' Up); Cappuccino baker's twine (The Twinery); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft); Tea Roses Snow (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Opaline designer half pearl swirls (Basic Grey); adhesive pearls (Michaels); faux pearls (unknown); (Inspirational Word stick pin (Joann Craft Essentials); Modern Avalanche button (Bazzill Basics); crafty power tape (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L); glue dots; 3D dots

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge Guest Design Call


How did Monday get here already? I have been having so much fun crafting that the weekend just flew by! I completed four cards this weekend, and I even impressed myself with what I got accomplished! This was the last card I finished VERY late last night, and I couldn't wait to post it! It is my entry for the guest designer call on Tickled Pink Stamps challenge blog! This is a coveted position, and the talented pool of TPS followers is unparalleled (and a little intimidating! lol), but I had to try as I would love to be a part of this team of fabulous artists! We were given a sketch to work with, and I chose Lil Fashionette 30s Lylah in digital form as my image. Those lovely designer papers are BoBunny, and I tried to use embellishments that gave my card a vintage, time-worn feel. If you'd like a chance to be a guest designer for TPS you have until April 29th to submit your creations using the sketch above and a Tickled Pink Stamps image. You can find all the details here.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have an amazing day!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Fashionette 30's Lylah (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger); Copics (E21, E11, E00, E04, R02, E13, E15, E25, E27, W8, Y32, Y35); Prismacolor Art Markers (143, 198)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, and Soft Suede card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Mama-Razzi Aperture, Tabloid, and Stripe designer papers (BoBunny)
Accessories: Doily Lace border punch (Martha Stewart); branch punch (Martha Stewart); 1-3/8 x 5/8" oval punch (Stampin' Up); Cameo Rose Aqua (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon (Tim Holtz); Idea-ology Type Charms (Tim Holtz); Tiny Type stickers (Cosmo Cricket); adhesive faux pearl flourish (Recollections); black lace (Wrights); Mama-Razzi ICandy chipboard stickers (BoBunny); binder clip (Staples); glue dots; 3D dots

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #112 - Home Sweet Home



TGIS! (Yes, I am making up my own acronyms!) Thank goodness it's Sunday! It's been a busy week, and having to work for the second Saturday in a row this month has cut into my crafty time! I am looking forward to a day of just relaxing, playing with my son, and card making. The small man and I also have brunch planned with my dad and one of my brothers.

But first, before we can go off and indulge in pancakes and bacon, I must tell you about this week's Corrosive Challenge! Home Sweet Home is the theme of challenge #112. To me, the center of any home is the kitchen. It's where delicious meals and yummy treats are prepared with love, and where family and friends gather to share good food and quality time together. That's why I chose Mo Manning's Vintage Stove as my image for this card. If you haven't checked out Mo's blog over at Mo's Digital Pencil Too, you should! You can shop all her adorable images here. My layout is sketch #28 from Sketches by Carly. Did I mention that Carly is just 12 years old?! Amazing, isn't she?! Her sketches are fantastic, and once a month they have a generous sponsor who provides a prize. This week is a "just for fun" week, and I was happy to play along because I love the sketch!

Speaking of sponsors, our sponsor over at The Corrosive Challenge this month is Bugaboo Stamps. If you complete all the challenges this month you are eligible to win the wonderful prize they have provided, which is 7 digi stamps! You can see their cute and funny images here.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your day!

Card Supplies
Images: Vintage Stove (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Ink: printer; Prismacolor Art Markers (169, 194, 131, 192, 198, 156, 161)
Paper: Barely Banana, Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, and Certainly Celery card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); So Delish - Everything but the Kitchen Sink designer paper (TPC Studio)
Accessories: Classic and Lacy Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Word Window punch (Stampin' Up); Die-namics Jumbo Scallop die (My Favorite Things); Maraschino baker's twine (The Twinery); Modern Avalanche buttons (Bazzill Basics); glue dots; 3D dots

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sassy Studio Designs April New Release Day - Sassy Spring Mix


Woo hoo! It's finally here! Today is release day at Sassy Studio Designs! And do we have some fun planned for you! First, there is a "Sassy Spring Mix" challenge happening on the SSD right now! Want to win some Sassy images? All you have to do is create a Spring themed project, post it here, then participate in our party blog chat this evening from 7-8pm PDT (that's 10-11pm EDT for those of us on the East Coast)! You won't want to miss it, as you must be present to win!

Second, there is a blog hop! If you are arriving here from Sara's blog then you are already on your way! If not, please go back and visit her before you proceed. All you have to do to be eligible to win images from the new release is leave a little love by commenting on each design team member's blog as you go! Each of us will have created something with one of the new images for you to ogle! Here is your blog hop order:


My card showcases Ballroom Babe! She is the result of a design concept by the fabulous Debbie, brought to life by our talented SSD owner/artist Lindsay! Debbie is the winner of the Design Your Own Sassy contest we held at the end of last year! She submitted 2 other amazing ideas which you will see along your hop as well. I used the sketch from week #150 over at Sketch Saturday as my layout. It was fun to use a few elements that I haven't utilized before like the feather and the paint sample card.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! I won't keep you as I'm sure you are anxious to be off to Kathy's blog next. I'm looking forward to chatting with many of you tonight on the party blog! Until then, enjoy your Saturday and keep it Sassy!

Card Supplies
Images: Ballroom Babe (Sassy Studio Designs); Lovely Labels 2 (gina k stamps)
Ink: printer; Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up); Copics (B02, B04, R20, E04, E11, E21, E00, E25, E31, E33, E34); Prismacolor Art Markers (133)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip, Mauve Mist, and Tempting Turquoise card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Sophie Bouquet and Sophie Stripe (BoBunny)
Accessories: Labels Sixteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Christmas Cheer adhesive gems (K&Company); lace (unknown); feather (Zucker Feather Products); paint sample card (Walmart); glue dots; 3D dots

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #67 - April Showers AND #68 - Paper Piecing



As promised I'm back with another post... This time it's a multi-tasker: it encompasses TWO Dare To Be Sassy Thursdays, a sketch challenge, AND a sneak peek at another of the new images being released by Sassy Studio Designs this Saturday! For today's peek, I chose to use Towel Tammy. Owner/artist Lindsay told us that she is model after a photo she loves of Marilyn Monroe. Last week's Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #67 was April Showers, meaning you had to use something "wet or watery" on your project. I stamped a puddle from my old Hanna Stamps set called Rainy Day and covered it in a layer of Inkssentials Glossy Accents by Ranger. Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #68 is paper piecing. If you look at my image you will see that both her towels have been paper pieced. I love this technique and use it all the time! For my layout I selected SSSC112 from The Sweetest Thing's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.


Be sure to join us on Saturday for the Sassy Studio Designs blog hop for a chance to win free images from the release! We'll also be chatting on the party blog from 7-8pm PDT (10-11pm for those of us on the East coast).

On a personal note, just wanted to let you know that the Easter photo shoot with my small man was a smashing success this time and thanks to his cuteness I spent far more money than I had anticipated! lol Oh, well... You can't put a price tag on memories, right? :)


Thanks for dropping and in! Feel free to leave me a comment so I know you've been
here. I do appreciate the love! Have a fabulous day!

Card Supplies
Images: Towel Tammy (Sassy Studio Designs); Rainy Day (Hanna Stamps)
Ink: printer; Only Orange (Stampin' Up); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E13, E15, E04, R20, B02); Prismacolor Art Markers (194)
Paper: Pixie Pink and So Saffron card stock (Stamapin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Simply Fabulous Maddi Narr Stripe and Maddi Paisley (Making Memories)
Accessories: Classic Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug Vintage dies (Provocraft); Inkssentials Glossy Accents (Ranger); Cameo Rose Poppyfield (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper flower (Recollections);Type Charms (Tim Holtz); glue dots; 3D dots

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #14 - {PINK}



It's Wednesday, and we're one day closer to the weekend! I am really proud of myself with this card... For the first time since I've been participating in Tickled Pink Stamps challenges I'm not rushing to beat the clock to get my submission in! lol I think it shows too! Challenge #14 is {PINK}. Easy enough, right? I used this week's priscillastyles Midnight Madness sketch, MMSC99, for my layout. These are fabulous because Priscilla gives you an option to use the simple or fancy version of the sketch. I always choose the fancy version since it is the one that has the fun embellishment elements added to it.

For my card I chose Lil Lolita Willow as my image. Don't you just love those big eyes of hers? This is the digi version which is currently not available. BUT, fear not! TPS owner Kellie will be having a special Digi Days from the 15th through the 21st of each month. During this time the images will be available for purchase as downloadable JPG files as well as their rubber counterparts! Since I'm impatient and love instant gratification (and because I love the versatility) I am so glad she has decided to do this! I've been opting for digis more and more these days. The paper is from a new stack I purchased recently. It's called The Blossom Song Stack. and it's from DCWV.

It is supposed to be a rainy, gloomy day here. I wish I could stay home all day and craft, but must get ready to go to work. Then it's a 2nd attempt at Easter/Spring pictures with my son. Our appointment on Saturday -which was stupidly scheduled by me during his normal nap time - was an epic fail so I'm hoping he's in a better mood (and thus more cooperative) this evening. I will be back later this week with another Sassy Studio Designs sneak peek as we gear up for the new release on Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Lolita Willow (Tickled Pink Stamps); Lovely Labels 2 (gina k stamps)
Ink: printer; Rose Red (Stampin' Up); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, R32, Y32, Y35, Y38); Prismacolor Art Markers (8, 151, 208, 26, 36, 192, 197)
Paper: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, and Certainly Celery card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Blossom Song stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Labels Fourteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders); butterfly, frond, and branch punches (Martha Stewart); Boutique Fleur chipboard tag (Recollections); Boutique Fleur vintage flower (Recollections); adhesive pearls and pearl flourishes (Recollections); metal corners (Tim Holtz); lace (unknown); glue dots; 3D dots

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sneak Peek #1 - Sassy Studio Designs April Release



Happy Tuesday! That means we are only four days away from the Sassy Studio Designs "Sassy Spring Mix" new release on Saturday! I don't know about you, but I get excited about these things! Today I have a sneak peek of one of Lindsay's fabulous new images! A while back on the SSD blog we held a Design Your Own Sassy contest... We only had one entrant, but boy, did she wow us! The amazing Debbie came up with a few awesome ideas! Lindsay has re-worked them and is releasing them on Saturday. Skater Sassy, who you see above, is one of those images! Isn't she cool?

I used Sketch 103 from The Sweet Stop as my layout. I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for taking a look! I have to run and start my busy day, but I hope to be back later this week with more creations to share! Enjoy your day!

Card Supplies
Image: Sassy Skater (Sassy Studio Designs); More Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger); Copics (E13, E15, E11, E00, R20, E04, Y32, Y35, R37, B02); Prismacolor Art Markers (109, 165)
Paper: So Saffron, Basic Black, Kraft, Glorious Green, Real Red, and Brilliant Blue card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Half Pipe designer paper (Moxxie); Denim designer paper (Paper Pizazz)
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" circle punches (Stampin' Up); rhinestone adhesive flourish (Recollections); Aluminum Swirl and Large Circle shaped clips (Making Memories); Tim Holtz Cracked embossing folder (Sizzix); glue dots

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #111 - Sketch Time



Sunday means a new Corrosive Challenge and this week it's Sketch Time! These sketches are so versatile and fun to work with! I am behind on birthday cards so I am trying to play catch up. My best friend, who got me in to stamping in the first place, and her twin daughter all have birthdays in March. I was lax with their cards so I'm trying to make up for their lateness by really "WOWing" them. The twins are 10 and very different. I was told that this year giraffes and ladybugs were the current crazes. I found this amazingly adorable Love Lolita Ladybug digi image as I was browsing All That Scraps one day. I knew she was perfect! My mom, who is far craftier than I, made the little ladybug embellishments out of polymer clay. Yeah, she's THAT talented! Pretty cool, huh?

It's going to be a brief post today... It's supposed to be lovely out and the munchkin and I have plans to enjoy it! Then I hope to get more cards done since I was a little lazy last week. Yesterday even included a nap, which almost never happens! And I thoroughly enjoyed it (feeling only slightly guilty that I chose sleep over card making! lol)!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Card Supplies
Images: Love Lolita Ladybug (C.C. Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (W6, W8, W10, R35, R37, R46, Y32, Y35, Y38, R20, E00, E11, E21, E25, E27, YG95, YG97); Prismacolor Art Markers (48, 208, 143, 99)
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); red textured card stock (unknown); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); heidi grace designs We Are Family/Lady Bugs designer paper (Fiskars)
Accessories: Labels Ten Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Frond punch (Martha Stewart); lace scalloped heart border punch (Martha Stewart); adage tickets (Tim Holtz); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Nightfall adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); glue dots; 3D dots

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #13 - Blinging It Up


Today was the last day to enter Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #13 - Blinging It Up. I always seem to wait until the last minute with everything, but I manage to sneak my entry in every week anyway... sometimes with only minutes to spare! This week the challenge was easy! Use bling! I have a huge stash of it, but because I was making a masculine card using Wilfred the Wombat Sad, I decided to make the black gem flourish the focal point of the project and use my image in a subtler context. My layout is courtesy of Sketchy Colors #65, sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps this week.

I haven't stamped in three days so I am going to keep this post short so I can go focus on some other items on my crafty To Do List... My genuine thanks, as always, for visiting and for any kind comments you see fit to bestow!

Card Supplies
Images: Wilfred the Wombat - Sad (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Copics (R00, R20); Prismacolor Art Markers (27, 192, 202, 37, 46, 108, 109, 112, 114)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal, and Basic Gray card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); the dots, stripes, and plaids stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Lacy Squares and Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); adhesive black rhinestone flourish (Recollections); rhinestone 7mm round black (Nicole); Cameo Roses Aqua (Prima); Lilliput Roses Lime Cooler (Prima); Glaze pen (Sakura); glue dots; 3D dots

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #110 - Pastel Colours



Hello! It's Sunday morning here, and I'm going to be heading out soon for breakfast with two of my favorite guys - my son and my dad! I'm thinking waffles are in my future... But before I go indulge in syrupy goodness, I wanted to post this week's Corrosive Challenge details. The theme of challenge #110 is Pastel Colours. There is an optional Easter component as well.

I choose to make an Easter card with the adorable Bunny Blocks
image from this mo
nth's sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps! They have generously offered up 7 free digis as a prize this month, and Janet is throwing in 5 card kits and some flower chipboard too! We are also looking for one more design team member so if you are interested in joining us in that capacity simply add DT after your name when you link. We will be selecting and announcing the newest member in next week's post.

My layout is this week's sketch # 212 over at Card Positioning Systems. I thought it was fun with the pennant banner element! Mine is a $1 dimensional sticker purchased at Michaels from their Recollections line, and it worked perfectly for my card! I made the banner with my sentiment on it myself with a few folds and some 3D dots. I added a few pastel pearls and mini roses, and c'est fini!

Thanks for taking a peek, and I hope you have a lovely day planned!

Card Supplies
Images: Bunny Blocks (Bugaboo Stamps); Hoppy Easter (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copics (R00, R20, R32, V04); Prismacolor Art Markers (108, 109, 112, 48)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Soft Suede card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Pink Plaid designer paper (Recollections)
Accessories: pennant banner dimensional sticker (Recollections); pastel adhesive faux pearls (Recollections); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); branch punch (Martha Stewart); glue dots; 3D dots

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sassy Christmas Challenge #1 - Sparkle & Shine


Happy April Fool's Day! I know it's only April, but it's never too early to start thinking about those holiday cards! Over at Sassy Studio Designs we've decided to help all you procrastinators, myself included, complete this task. I'm proud to introduce our new monthly Christmas challenge! The challenge will begin on the 1st of each month, a different theme every time. You will have until the last day of the month to link up your creation for a chance to win 2 SSD images of your choice! Please note that unlike our Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenges this one WILL require the use of a SSD image. There are plenty of fabulous holiday ones to chose from in the shop or get inventive with a non-holiday one!

The theme of challenge #1 is Sparkle and Shine! I used the freebie from the SSD Paper Craft Planet group for my card. This week she was an elf to tie in to the challenge launch. If you'd like to snag a freebie every week, simply join our PCP group here. My sparkle and shine comes from rhinestones and glitter paper! I'm happy that I can now say I've started my holiday cards! I hope you'll play along too! You've seen mine. Now show me yours... Dazzle me!

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Supplies
Images: Santa's Helper Elf Photo Frame (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (YG95, YG97, Y32, Y35, Y38, B02, B04, R20, E00, E04, E11, E21); Prismacolor Art Markers (108)
Papers: Garden Green, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Glitzmas - Winter Glitterland (S.E.I.)
Accessories: branch punch (Martha Stewart); Lg and sm Himalayan snowflake punches (Martha Stewart); adhesive rhinestone swirl (Recollections); adhesive rhinestones (unknown); Word Window punch (Stampin' Up); Gelly Roll Clear Star glitter pen (Sakura); glue dots; 3D dots