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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #26 - Flowers


Well, I have been fighting with blogger for hours now, but I think I finally have the problem solved... I hope! I've followed all the tips for solving the error I keep getting, including clearing history and cookies. We'll see if it works. So while it's functional, I'm back for my second post of the day with the newest Tickled Pink Stamps challenge. Challenge #26 is all about Flowers! I opted to use some mulberry paper mini roses on my card. My image is Lil Pinkette Coraline from the very first Pinkette release. I paired her with some cupcake paper from The Sweet Stack by DCWV. The sketch is #121 from Card Patterns.

Blogger has given me an error yet again so I am going to keep this post brief in hopes of actually getting it published. If you would like to play along, and check out the other design team creations, visit the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges blog. Remember, only TPS are eligible for these challenges. They include the Lil Lads and Lil Lolitas, Lil Pinkettes, Pink Pets, and Cherie. There is also a fabulous prize and this week it's your choice of one rubber or two digital images!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Pinkette Coraline (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E25, E27, E31, 34, Y38); Prismacolor Art Markers (8, 208)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, and Creamy Caramel card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Sweet Stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Dizzy Doily Die-namic (My Favorite Things); Thickers Delight glitter letter chipboard stickers (American Crafts); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #79 - Easel Card


It's time for another Sassy Studio Designs Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge! This week for challenge #79 we want to see easel cards! I personally love this style card and think it presents a fabulous excuse to decorate the "inside"! This creation was a request from one of my regulars for her friend's birthday. They are both celebrating their 50th this year, and she thought a special birthday deserved a special card. I was happy to oblige.

I selected Cosmopolitan from Sassy Studio Designs as my image. She is a ton of fun to color! I added glossy accents to the drink glass for an authentic feel. Sketch #161 from Sketch Saturday provided the layout for my card front. I rotated the sketch on its side and dressed it up a bit with a Martha Stewart border punch and some Prima flowers. I also added rhinestone bling to the base/inside.

If you’d like to see what the rest of the Sassy design team has created and/or want to play along, simply visit the SSD blog here. The prize is two Sassy Studio Designs images of your choice!

Thanks for looking and have a terrific Thursday!

Card Supplies
Images: Cosmopolitan (Sassy Studio Designs); birthday sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E31, E25, E27); Prismacolor Art Markers (7, 37, 46, 150)
Paper: Taken with Teal, Basic Black, and Rose Red card stock (Stampin’ Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Girls’ Night Out – Classy and Flirty (We R Memory Makers)
Accessories: Martha Stewart Double Loops border punch (EK Success); Decorative Label extra large punch (Stampin’ Up); Old Olive grosgrain ribbon (Stampin’ Up); adhesive rhinestone flourish (Recollections); rhinestone stickers (Recollections); Thickers Delight glitter letter chipboard stickers (American Crafts); Inkssential Glossy Accents (Ranger); Lilliput Roses Lime Cooler (Prima); Cameo Roses Aqua (Prima); glue dots; 3D dots

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Card Positioning System - Sketch #224



**Gasp** I haven't worked on any cards in three whole days!!! I think I am having withdrawal! I'm also beginning to fall behind, but I wanted to get some posts finished tonight. I had a lot that were missing card supply details so I went back and filled them all in. I have a month's worth of cards to get posted to my gallery on splitcoaststampers, but that is a project for another time... I spent a lovely day off from work with my small man because his day care provider is on vacation. We slept in (11am!!!), had pancakes for brunch, ran a few errands, and went for a nice walk. He also got to sit in a couple of fire trucks! There is a station down the end of our street and as we were walking past the very nice firefighter asked us if we'd like to see them up close. Kayne was a little unsure and I didn't have a camera with me - not even my phone and that never happens - so he suggested I go get them and come back. But by the time I did they got a call just as we were returning. So no photos, but we were invited to come back any time.

This is a card I made on Sunday evening for my co-workers birthday. She likes penguins and pretty much requested one for her card. lol This cutie is called Party Penguin from Meljen's Designs. The sketch is CPS 224 from Card Positioning Systems.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll be back as I'll have two more cards for tomorrow! Have a fantastic evening!

Card Supplies
Images: Party Penguin (Meljen's Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (W6, W8, W10, Y32, Y35, Y38, R20, R43, E27); Prismacolor Art Markers (27, 128, 134, 194)
Paper: So Saffron, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, and Positively Pink card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Confetti pad (K&Company)
Accessories: Lacey Circles and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Martha Stewart Branch punch (EK Success); ric rac (Wyla); Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft); Jumbo Scallop Die-namic (My Favorite Things); Multi Brite flowers (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

Monday, June 27, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #109



Happy Monday! I'm running late and I forgot to upload this earlier. So this will have to be short and sweet. Here is the card I made for my son to give his daddy on Father's Day. My small man is a typical little boy who loves cars and trucks so this Luka image from La-La Land Crafts was perfect! I'm entering it in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC109).

Thanks for looking! XX

Card Supplies
Images: Luka with Truck (La-La Land Crafts)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E31, E33, E34, R20, Y32, Y35, YG95, YG97); Prismacolor Art Markers (86, 155, 156, 159)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Old Olive, So Saffron, and Cajun Craze card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Wander Tarmac and Vroom (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Nightfall adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); colored buttons (Basic Grey);Charcoal baker's twine (The Twinery); glue dots; 3D dots

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #122 - Slippery When Wet


Close-Up Detail of Image

No, it's not a Bon Jovi CD, it's a new Corrosive Challenge! This week it's all about water! From there, how you interpret that is up to you! I decided to go the mermaid route. Using a fabulous image from this month's sponsor, Stamp Insanity, called Sirene I created a center step card! Isn't she gorgeous? I colored her with a combination of Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers and added glitter to the bauble she is holding and glossy accent to her tail. This was my first time making a center step card, but after watching a quick tutorial and one failed base attempt, I think I got the hang of it. I really liked the end result and have a feeling I'll be producing more at some point. I used plenty of elements relating to water and the ocean. From my wave patterned paper, to my punches, to the pearls - I think I really achieved a "wet" looking card! If you want some more inspiration for challenge #122, be sure to check out the rest of the creations by the design team here.

I have plenty of crafting to do today, but if weather permits I'd love to get the small man outside. First things first, though.... COFFEE! lol

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll leave a comment if you like what you see! I love getting them and each one is truly appreciated! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

Card Supplies
Images: Sirene (Stamp Insanity)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, E02, E33, E13, E15, R20, R00); Prismacolor Art Markers (124, 192, 141, 143, 198, 45, 194)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, and Creamy Caramel card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Surf's Up - Blue Waves designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Martha Stewart branch, sand dollar/star fish, seahorse punches and Deco Fan border punch (EK Success); Boundary Waters border punch (Fiskars); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (Stampin' Up); Inkssentials Glossy Accent (Ranger); Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls and Tiny Bubbles embossing folders (Provocraft); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); tulle trim (unknown); string pearls (unknown); glue dots

Friday, June 24, 2011

Card Patterns 120



Hello! I am here with a quick post to enter this week's Card Patterns sketch challenge. I was so honored and excited to be chosen as one of their Super Six from last week from Sketch 119, that I just had to play along again for Sketch 120! You can view the post with my mention in it here.

This card was a request from the same friend who asked for the anniversary card last week. Maybe she's good luck for me! lol This week she had a wedding reception to go to. She described the couple as "edgy, tattooed, cool, and fun" so I thought of this Tiddly Inks image! The bride is wearing skull jewelry! It doesn't get much edgier than that!

I kept it pretty simple, using only cream and black with a touch of red. I pretty much adhered to the sketch. I do love that new Martha Stewart border punch I purchased last week. It's called Beaded Arches. And I had to add a little bling, of course.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you Sunday for The Corrosive Challenge!

Card Supplies

Images: Happy Couple (Tiddly Inks); Together Forever (Stampin' Up)
Ink: printer; Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E25, E27, E31, E34, R20, R46, W6, YG95); Prismacolor Art Markers (155)
Paper: Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock (Stampin' Up); Bella Armoire shimmer card stock (Recollections)
Accessories: Martha Stewart Beaded Arches border punch (EK Success); Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); oval punch (Stampin' Up); black organdy ribbon (Stampin' Up); adhesive rhinestone flourish (Recollections); rhinestone brads (Recollections); 3D dots

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #25 - Ribbons and Lace



Well, I did it! I got up before the sun, after only a few hours of sleep, and made my second design team card! This one is for the new challenge over at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! The theme this week is ribbons and lace. And yes, I somehow managed to make a semi-masculine looking card for the challenge! This is a Father's Day card for my son's paternal grandfather (a tad late, but when am I not?! lol). That set of grandparents like to frequent the casinos so I thought it would be fitting. I've used Lil Perfect Match 20s Gangster Lad Luca as my image. The sketch for challenge #147 from the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog and TPS is actually sponsoring them this week. If you'd like to see some additional inspiration from the {PINK} ladies on the sketch you'll find it here. All my embellishments are courtesy of Mr. Tim Holtz with the exception of the pearls, the ribbon, and the lace. My corner piece is actually silver toned, but the flash from the camera gave it a more golden hue.

Thanks for looking! By the time this post publishes I will be at work, but right now if I don't get moving I'm going to be late making it there! Have a lovely day and Think {Pink]!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Perfect Match 20s Lad Luca (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E25, E27, E33, E34, R20, R46, W6, W8, W10); Prismacolor Art Markers (149)
Paper: Real Red and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Night & Day designer series paper (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Classic Oval Nestibilities (Spellbinders); Pocket Watch Frame, Long Fasteners, Sprocket Gears, Corners, Time Pieces, and Game Spinners (Tim Holtz); black lace (Wrights); black and white oxford stripe satin ribbon (Offray); Nightfall and Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Bicycle Playing Cards (The US Playing Card Co); glue dots

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #78 - Color Challenge



One more day until Friday... Do you know what that means? It means it's time for another Dare To Be Sassy Thursday with Sassy Studio Designs! Challenge #78 is a color challenge - bright pink, light pink, and black. It's been a busy week so far, and tonight was the first night that I was planning to sit down to do some serious crafting. I had two design team cards to get done, but I had a good plan for both of them so I thought I was in good shape. Until my son refused to go to bed. And screamed bloody murder for what seemed like an eternity. I finally broke and went to fetch him from his crib. Two more rounds of that and he is finally asleep (for now) and only one card is completed. I will be heading off to lalaland in hopes that I can wake early enough in the morning to get the other one done and the post scheduled. You would think I'd learn about procrastination, but I never do!

My card uses an old cameo image that has since been retired, but the girl can be purchased as Happy Thanksgiving in the SSD shop, under the Sassy Holiday Collection. She looks just like the co-worker this special 50th birthday card is for so I had to use her! My layout is the sketch from MOJO196 over at Mojo Monday. I added the pennant banner for an extra element of interest and so I could put the big 5-0 on there.

Thanks for looking and hope your day is a happy one! I have a feeling mine will be spent trying to sufficiently caffeinate myself..... :)

Card Supplies
Images: Circle Cameo 4 (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E25, Y32, Y35); (Prismacolor Art Markers (1)
Paper: Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Girlfriends Phrases designer paper (TPC Studio)
Accessories: Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Banner Day Die-namic (My Favorite Things); 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" circle punches (Stampin' Up); Thickers Delight Glitter Letters chipboard stickers (American Crafts); Charcoal baker's twine (The Twinery); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper min roses (Recollections); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); glue dots; 3D dots

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sassy Sponsorship: Incy Wincy Designs - Sketch



Today we have another Sassy Studio Designs sponsorship for you! It is a sketch from Incy Wincy Designs! Those of you who have been following me for a bit know how much I love sketches so I volunteered for this one right away! I was asked to make an 18th birthday card for my co-worker's daughter so I selected Denim Debbie as my image and printed her "big head" style so I could use my Nesties to just cut out her torso. She's colored with a combo of Copics and Prismacolors. Those gorgeous papers are from a K&Company pad called Madeline. I added some flowers, pearls, and punched butterflies to finish off the card.

If you want to see what the rest of the design team came up with for the sketch visit the SSD blog here! We hope you'll play along with Incy Wincy Designs challenge #99 for your chance to win 4 Sassy images of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Card Supplies
Images: Denim Debbie (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (E25, E13, E11, E21, E04, R32, E15, W8, W10); Prismacolor Art Markers (1, 149, 192)
Paper: Pixie Pink, Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Certainly Celery card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Brenda Walton - Madeline (K&Company)
Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch and Doily Lace border punch (EK Success); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); 1-1/4" circle punch (Stampin' Up); Thickers Roller Rink glitter letters chipboard stickers (American Crafts)

100 Followers Blog Candy Winner!

Well, the weekend is over and it's back to work, and I just realized I chose and posted a winner for my 100th post blog candy! Soooo, here are the results from Random.org!

Random Sequence Generator

Here is your sequence:

10  14   8
3 6 13
19 2 4
12 9 15
1 17 11
16 5 7
18

Timestamp: 2011-06-20 10:08:13 UTC


I can't figure out how to get those pretty little boxes that people post so that will have to do, but congrats to.....


#10 - Ann-Charlotte

Please e-mail me at charmed_stamping(at)charter(dot)net to claim your prize. I will need the e-mail address you would like the gift certificate sent to (which I will try to have to you by Friday).

Thanks again to all my lovely followers! It means the world to me and your comments truly brighten my days!


XX

Regan

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #121 - Ribbons and Bows



Hello and Happy Father's Day! Sorry for the late post, but here I am finally with my card for this week's Corrosive Challenge. For challenge #121 we'd like to see you use ribbon and bows. I decided to make a Father's day card for my dad. My son calls him "Papa" so I used a chipboard sticker from my stash. The image is one from a Whipper Snapper Designs set that reminds me of my small man so I though it would be perfect for the occasion. The layout is SSS113 from The Sweet Stop, and this week it's a sketch with a spin: a circle card. I opted to make a round easel card.

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there, especially mine, and to the moms who do double duty! My son is lucky that he has a grandfather like my dad, and we are spending the day at my parents' now, after having taken him out to brunch.

Thanks for taking a peek, and I'm wishing you a lovely Sunday! XX

Card Supplies
Images: Boy Oh Boy by Shelly Comiskey (Whipper Snapper Designs); Happy Father's Day sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E31, E34, R20, B02, B04); Prismacolor Art Markers (27, 156, 159)
Paper: Basic Gray, Green Galore, and Pumpkin Pie card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Generation Tech stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Classic Circles and Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Ribbon Tag Trio Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars); Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, and Apple Green grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up); green gemstone brads (Recollections); Soft Spoken embellishment - Grandfather (Me & My Big Ideas) ; 3D dots

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sassy Sponsorship: One Stop Craft Challenge - Stick It


Today Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring One Stop Craft Challenge. Their challenge this week (#136) is entitled "Stick It", meaning they want you to use stickers on your creation. The words on my card are stickers. I found the sketch online somewhere, but neglected to write it down and now for the life of me can't remember which challenge blog it was on. (Edit: The sketch is Day 104 - Super Sketchy Sunday from 365 Cards.) I am off to dinner with the family, but wanted to post this quick.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Card Supplies
Images: Mrs. S (Sassy Studio Designs)
Ink: printer; Copics (E25, E13, E11, E21, E04, R32, E27, W8, W10, B02, B04); Prismacolor Art Markers (4, 25)
Paper: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Green Galore (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Grade School Stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Lacey Circles and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Christmas Cheer adhesive gems (K&Company); binder clip (Staples); Multi Brite flowers (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Soft Spoken embellishments - Teacher (Me & My Big Ideas); glue dots; 3D dots

Friday, June 17, 2011

Card Patterns 119


Yikes, talk about sneaking in under the wire! I managed to get this posted with 2 minutes to spare! I had made the card this morning, but had to work and then had my fun Friday night single-mom-without-child evening. Which basically consists of running errands that would be exponentially more difficult with a small companion tagging along. It's so sad that an exciting Friday night for me is being able to go to the craft stores, or the book store, or even Target, knowing I can browse to my heart's content and not need an arsenal of snacks and other assorted toddler distraction techniques to do so!

Anyway, on to my card... My friend at work is celebrating her first anniversary with her hubby this weekend and she asked me for a special card for him. Masculine cards are always a bit of a challenge for me and making a romantic, but manly one felt impossible until I actually sat down to work on it. I credit the sketch (119) I selected from Card Patterns for that! I was amazed at how quickly it all came together after that! My black and cream color palette courtesy of the La Creme stack by DCWV sets the tone for the card. I used two different Nestibilities dies as well as a coordinating stamp set from Gina K then added some velvet ribbon, black rhinestone flourishes, and antiqued brads from my stash. The resulting card delighted my friend! I hope her other half likes it as much!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a fabulous weekend planned!

EDIT: This card was a Super Six winner at Card Patterns! You can view the post here.

Card Supplies
Images: Lovely Labels (Gina K); Father's Day Centers (Mona Lisa Moments - Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); La Creme stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Labels Four and Nested Hearts Nestabilities (Spellbinders); antique brads (Stampin' Up); black rhinestone flourishes (Recollections); black velvet scroll braid ribbon (Simplicity); glue dots; 3D dots

100 Followers Blog Candy

BLOG CANDY!!!
Please scroll down for regular posts....
This post will stay at the top until June 17th!


Woo hoo! I have just reached a milestone in blogging.... 100 followers!!! I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for following my crafting journey! And to show my appreciation, I am going to reward one lucky current follower with a little blog candy - a $15 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!



If you want a chance to win, all you have to do is:
1) Be a current follower (Sorry, newbies, you'll have to sit this one out if you are just finding me! lol)
2) Enter your name using the Inlinz tool below!

I'll announce the winner on Saturday, June 18th. Thank you again and good luck!

{hugs}
Regan




Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #24 - Sketch



Another quick post to tell you about the new challenge over at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges blog! This week's challenge (#24) is a sketch by our own lovely Emma! It was a lot of fun so we hope you'll play along! For my card I selected Lil Pinkette Faith, holding her banner. One of my co-workers has a young daughter who is sick so I decided to make it a Get Well card for her. I think I'll let my other co-workers sign it as well and maybe I'll pick up a little toy to accompany it. I've never met her, but as a mom it breaks my heart to think about how they all must feel and what they must be going through!

Those pretty papers are from a pad called Ancestry.com by K&Company. After I added some lace, pearls, and flowers from my stash I think the resulting card is sweetly vintage.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll leave a comment to say "hello"! This has been a busy week! It's already Thursday, and I find myself behind in my card making yet again. With 2 orders due tomorrow I think we all know what I'll be doing tonight. Plus Father's Day is Sunday and you don't think I've started on those, do you?! Of course not! lol

Have a fabulous day and happy crafting!! XX

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Pinkette Faith (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E25, E27, E34); Prismacolor Art Markers (134, 198)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Creamy Caramel, and Rose Romance card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Ancestry.com pad (K&Company)
Accessories: Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (Stampin' Up); pearl adhesive flourish (Recollections); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades - Postcard (Sizzix); lace (unknown); glue dots; 3D dots

Tickled Pink Stamps and Cute Card Thursday



Hey, crafty bloggers! I am just stopping by with a quick post to tell you about a fabulous challenge blog that Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring this week.... It's called Cute Card Thursday and their challenge this week (#169) is a color one. They would like you to use the colors of your birthstone(s). I have used Lil Pinkette August, because appropriately enough, I was born in August, and my birthstone is Peridot (green). I thought MOJO195 over at Mojo Monday was a wonderful sketch so I went with it for this card. If you would like to see what the other {PINK} Ladies who played along came up with, visit the Tickled Pink Stamps blog here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day! XX

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Pinkette August (Tickled Pink Stamps); Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, E25, E27, E31, R20, YG95, YG97); Prismacolor Art Markers (124, 194)
Paper: Certainly Celery and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Blossom Song stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Lacey Circles and Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars); Christmas Cheer adhesive gems (K&Company); Lilliput Roses Lime Cooler (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); lace (unknown); glue dots; 3D dots

Monday, June 13, 2011

Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Collection Blog Hop Release


Yippeee! It is finally time for the Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette collection from Tickled Pink Stamps to be released! And in honor of that the design team has a blog hop for you. Here are the details:

Start: June 13, 2011
Finish: June 16, 2011
Winners announced : June 17, 2011

I am the last stop on the tour so if you came from Bron's blog, you are on the right track! If not, go back to the beginning with the lovely and talented Amy to make sure you don't miss a thing! When you're done, pop over to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog and leave a comment. You know that for Kellie it's not a release unless there are prizes and commenting is how you become eligible for those fabulous goodies! Comments are always welcome on the design team members' blogs as well.... Show them some love when you can! The TPS store is currently down for maintenance, but it will be back up in a couple of days with the Lil Tom Boyz Pinkettes available for purchase as both rubber and digis! June has been declared "Digi Month" at Tickled Pink Stamps so you have until the end of the month to buy all your favorite TPS images as downloads for some instant gratification!

For my release day project I chose Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Worker August. This is a Father's Day card that I like to call "Like Father, Like Daughter". I used some cork and also a paint swatch which I pilfered from my local Lowe's Home Improvement store. It was hard not to "girlie" it up with bling and flowers and such, but since it's for a dad I showed some restraint to keep it as masculine looking as I could.

Thanks for stopping by.... Happy Hopping! XX

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Pinkette Tom Boyz Worker August (Tickled Pink Stamps); circle Father's Day sentiment (unknown freebie)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, Y38, E15, E31, E33, E34); Prismacolor Art Markers (109, 198)
Paper: Really Rust and Baja Breeze card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Guy Stack (DCWV); Denim designer paper (Paper Pizazz); paint swatch
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities and Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); adhesive cork (Karen Foster Design); silver screw brads (Recollections); 3D dots

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #120 - Sketch Time



Hello and Happy Sunday!! I'm sorry for the late post today... I had too much fun at my fancy work dinner in the city last night and spent the morning "recovering"! lol Water, Tylenol and iced coffee have all worked their magic, and now I'm here with The Corrosive Challenge for this week. It's Sketch Time for Challenge #120! I decided to make a graduation card for my youngest brother who finished college last month. He will love this one featuring the adorable dragon grad image from Dustin Pike!

If you'd like to play along simply link you post here. We have two fabulous sponsors this month - Stamp Insanity and Paper Pretties - and both have donated fantastic prizes! Plus if you are the winner for the month, you also get to be our guest designer for July!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Card Supplies
Images: Dragon Grad (Dustin Pike)
Ink: printer; Copics (R20); Prismacolor Art Markers (124, 192, 78, 96, 210, 45)
Paper: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Cranberry Crisp, Only Orange, and So Saffron card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Graduation Words designer paper (K&Company); Mom's Diner - Salt designer paper (Recollections)
Accessories: Classic Ovals and Stars Five Nestabilities (Spellbinders); black grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up); colored buttons (Basic Gray); graduation dimensional sticker (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Preview Day Six with Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Audrey



Today is the sixth and final day of previews for Tickled Pink Stamps new Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette collection. And we have Fishing Audrey for you! She is whistling as she heads off with her bucket of worms, which she collected herself, of course! My sketch is SSS112 from The Sweet Stop.

You'll want to visit the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to see what the rest of the design team has made with this cutie AND if you leave a comment there, you'll be eligible to win her for your very own!

Sorry for the quick post today... I have a million and one things to do before a fancy work dinner in Boston this evening and I'm already behind schedule! Who me? Late? Nah...! lol

Thanks for looking and hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start! Happy crafting! XX

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Pinkette Tom Boyz Fishing Audrey (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, E25, R20, Y32, Y35, Y38); Prismacolor Art Markers (109, 112, 114, 124, 143, 198)
Paper: Elegant Eggplant; Apricot Appeal, and Tempting Turquoise card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Snorkel - Carbonation and Boardwalk (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories: Adage Tickets (Tim Holtz); pearl adhesive flourish (Recollections); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Trini Bright flowers (Prima); Adornment Fibers - Purple (EK Success); glue dots

Sassy Studio Designs June New Release Day



Have you been wondering when new images were going to be released by Sassy Studio Designs? Well, wonder no more! Today is the day, and they are so fabulous you are going to want to splurge for the whole collection! SSD owner/artist Lindsay has been working for some time to bring us her rendition of some beloved, and much requested, movie characters! My project features Bella from the Twilight Saga. (My layout is a sneak peek of the new Midnight Madness sketch challenge, MMSC108, for next week.) If you are wondering what other characters are being added to the Sassy line you will just have to participate in the new release blog hop! If you have arrived here from Rebecca's blog then you are probably already doing just that! If not, go to the Sassy Studio Designs blog and start there! Please leave the design team some love as you hop... They love to know that you've been to visit them!

Also there, in honor of Sassy Studio Designs celebrating its 2nd birthday this month, you will find a "party game" - a list of scavenger hunt items - on the SSD blog. Simply follow the instructions here to play along for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

Here is the blog hop order, in case you get lost you can refer back to it:

Sara
Kathy
Julie
Maria
Rebecca
*** Regan ***
Kim (June Guest Designer)
Amanda


If you want to shop, all the images can be found here in the Sassy Studio Designs store. Don't forget to join the Sassy design team on the party blog tonight from 6-8pm PDT! We hope to see you there!

Card Supplies
Images: Bella (Sassy Studio Designs); Fictionally Inspired (Artful INKables)
Ink: printer; Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, W6, W8, E25, E27, E13); Prismacolor Art Markers (169)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, and Basic Gray card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Immortal Love matstack (DCWV); Denim designer paper (Paper Pizazz)
Accessories: Labels Sixteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); black Fabric Fancies flowers (Prima); Martha Stewart branch punch (EK Success); Nightfall adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); glue dots; 3D dots

Friday, June 10, 2011

Preview Day Five with Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Pippa



Woo hoo, it's Friday and Day Five of the preview for Tickled Pink Stamps' new Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette line! There are six images total in the collection so only two more days to go before you can buy these cuties for yourself! Today we are showcasing Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Baseball Pippa! Could she be any more adorable? I think not! I paired her with sketch CPS221 from Card Positioning Systems and some fun designer paper called Sports Fanatic from Me & My Big Ideas. Add some flowers, a few pearls and an encouraging banner and she is ready to get in the game!

Make sure you pop on over to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to check out the lovely creations the rest of the design team has whipped up for you! As always, Kellie is generously offering prizes so be sure to leave a comment there if you'd like a chance to win Pippa for your very own!

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you back here for the last preview and then the new release blog hop! Your comments are always appreciated and make my day! Enjoy yours and happy crafting!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Baseball Pippa (Tickled Pink Stamps); alphabet (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Basic Gray (Stampin' Up); Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, Y38, E13, E15, E25, E27, E34); Prismacolor Art Markers (105, 198)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Apricot Appeal, and Gable Green card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Sports Fanatic pad (Me & My Big Ideas)
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Calypso Bright mulberry paper flowers (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); adhesive faux pearl flourish (Recollections); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Die-namics Banner Day die (My Favorite Things); Maraschino baker's twine (The Twinery); lg aluminum circle shaped clip (Making Memories); Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (Stampin' Up); glue dots; 3D dots

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Preview Day Four with Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Bobbi



It's Day Four of the previews of Tickled Pink Stamps' new Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette collection! It's also time for a new TPS challenge! So I've combined the two and made a card featuring new image Truckie Bobbi and using texture for challenge #23. You can't really tell from my photo, but the diamond plate designer paper is embossed. I also added denim fabric from an old pair of my son's jeans. He had outgrown them and they had holes in the knees so I couldn't give them to anyone else. But they were perfect for my creation! I also used the snap as my flower center. I love recycling!

SO back to Bobbie... Isn't she a sweetie?! She also has some holes in her jeans that have been patched. She has her toy truck, and she is ready to go places! And of course, YOU'LL want to go to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog so you can see the other wonderful projects the design team has created for the preview! And if you leave a comment there you'll be eligible to win Bobbie for yourself!

My layout is courtesy of Tuesday Morning Sketches (Sketch #97). It was a fun one to work with!

I hope everyone has a fabulous day! It's supposed to be close to 100 degrees here and humid so I'll be trying to stay cool. Thank goodness I can go from air conditioned apartment to air conditioned car to air conditioned office and then vice versa! :) Let's just hope the thunderstorms they are predicting today are nothing like the crazy storms we got hit with a week ago!

Thanks for taking a peek and happy crafting!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Truckie Bobbi (Tickled Pink Stamps); Goin' Places (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, W6, W8, E31, Y35, Y38, R37, R46); Prismacolor Art Markers (48, 198)
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Road Signs designer paper (Paper Pizazz); Harley Davidson Diamond Plate Embossed (EK Success)
Accessories: Big Scalloped Oval LG Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Classic Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders); lg oval punch and Word Window punch (Stampin' Up); lace (unknown); denim and snap (The Children's Place); re Got Flowers? mulberry paper flowers (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); adhesive black rhinestone flourishes (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Preview Day Three with Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette August



Welcome to day three of Tickled Pink Stamps' Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette previews... Today we have sweet August for you! She is too busy wood-working to be worried about playing house! Look at the pencil tucked into her hair? Isn't she just darling? As you can tell, I do have a particular fondness for this Pinkette. Maybe it's because her name is my birth month. Or perhaps she reminds me of my younger self. And though I'm not skilled with hammer, nail or saw, I do use tools of a different sort to create when I'm crafting.

You will want to make sure to get over to the TPS blog to check out all the other preview creations from the amazing Pink and Pinkette ladies! As always, Kellie has a fabulous giveaway and all you have to do it leave a comment over there to be eligible.

For my card, I started with SSSC120 from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge as my base design. I've had the paper in my stash for a while now and knew it was perfect. It was interesting trying to create a "pretty" card that wasn't overly "girlie". The measuring tape ribbon I snagged from one of the chain craft stores that I frequent (there are 3 in my area, all of which I can hit on the way from work to home. Dangerous! lol). Somewhere along the way I decided that real sandpaper would be a fantastic idea so I used my Classic Circle Nesties to cut them from a Tim Holtz refill for his sanding block. A few flowers, a little bit of lace and a touch of bling later and I was done.

As always, thanks for looking! I hope you will leave a comment so I know you have visited. I do love and appreciate each and every one of them! I hope you enjoy your day.... It's going to be a hot one here with temperatures in the 90s (and they are saying it could reach 100 tomorrow! Not typical for New England in June.). Some people like this weather, but I'll be enjoying the AC, thank you! :) Until next time... Happy crafting!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Worker August (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; So Saffron (Stampin' Up); Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, YG95, YG97, Y35, E25, E27, E31, E33, E34); Prismacolor Art Markers (125, 143, 86, 100)
Paper: Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Do It Yourself - Fixer Upper designer paper (Moxxie)
Accessories: Classic and Scalloped Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Labels Nine Nestabilities (Spellbinders); yellow Measure Up ribbon (Offray); lace (unknown); silver screw brads (Recollections); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); sand paper (Tim Holtz); adhesive rhinestone flourishes (Recollections); glue dots

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Preview Day Two with Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Faith



I am pleased as punch to be back with Day Two of Tickled Pink Stamps' Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette preview. Today we are showcasing rough and tumble, cutie patootie Faith. She'd rather play in the mud than play with make-up. There are six images total in this release, and trust me when I say you aren't going to want to miss any of them! Kellie at TPS and artist Stephanie Corfee have really outdone themselves!

My layout is based on SS-158 from Sketch Saturday. I printed off a vintage recipe card that I found on-line and layered it with Red Riding Hood and Very Vanilla card stock for the layer behind my image. I thought Faith would want to share her recipe for Mud Piez with you! :) And the little wooden rolling pin was a Michaels purchase picked up with this card in mind.

Be sure to visit the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to see what wonderful creations the rest of the design team has cooked up with Faith... And leave a comment there for a chance to win Faith for yourself!

Thanks for taking a peek! Have a wonderful day!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Tom Boyz Pinkette Faith (Tickled Pink Stamps); Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Ink: printer; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger); Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, E33, E25, E27, YG95, Y32, Y35, Y38); Prismacolor Art Markers (125, 143, 198, 169, 100, 103)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, and Night of Navy card stock (Stampin' Up); Sweet as Cherry Pie... Family Style designer paper (Webster's Pages)
Accessories: Dymo label maker; colored buttons (Basic Grey); File Tab die, long fasteners, and corners (Tim Holtz); rhinestone flourishes (Recollections); red gingham ribbon (Stampin' Up); rolling pin (Lara's Crafts); red Got Flowers? mulberry paper flowers (Prima); word window punch (Stampin' Up); glue dots; 3D dots

Monday, June 6, 2011

Preview Day One with Lil Pinkette Tom Boyz Coraline



Oh, BOY, am I excited!!! "Why" you ask... Well, the answer to that question is two part. First, I am thrilled to announce that I have been chosen as one of the design team members for the new Pinkette design team at Tickled Pink Stamps!!! I was over the moon when I found out and my excitement has not abated as we prepare for a blog hop and a new release on June 12th here (June 13th in Australia, where TPS is located). You can view the announcement about the new design team here. I am honored for the opportunity to work with the talented ladies who are my teammates! Be sure to visit them as well, with love and congratulations!

The other reason for my excitement is the fabulous images that I get to play with! Just wait until you see them all and you will understand! And I am beyond happy to be able to share them with you... Today is preview #1, and it gives me pleasure to introduce to you a new Pinkette collection called Tom Boyz. This for all those girls out there who would rather muddy it up in the sand box than play with a doll. Here we have Coraline; she has decided her play time will involve rounding up some bugs. Isn't she adorable? I've had that lady bug paper in my stash for a few months and knew as soon as I saw her that I was going to have to use it! My sketch is based on SSS111 from The Sweet Stop.

Of course, you'll want to pop on over to the TPS blog to see the rest of the design team members' marvelous creations! And be sure to stop back throughout the week as I am hoping to have a new sneak peek for you each day as we countdown to the release.

Thanks for taking a look, and I hope your day is fabulous!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Pinkette Tom Boyz Bug Coraline (Tickled Pink Stamps)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, R43, R46, E25, E27, E34); Prismacolor Art Markers (70, 78, 204)
Paper: Real Red, Positively Pink, Creamy Caramel, and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Bugs & Butterflies Ladybugs on White designer paper (The Paper Company Studio)
Accessories: Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Martha Stewart frond punch and doily lace border punch (EK Success); lace ruffle (Wyla); Adage Ticket (Tim Holtz); ladybug clay charm (my mom); Maraschino baker's twine (The Twinery); Tea Roses Snow (Prima); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); adhesive faux pearl flourish (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #119 - Summer Colours



Sunday brings with it a new Corrosive Challenge! Yup, it's that time again! This week, challenge #119 is to use Summer Colors in your project. Though Summer won't officially start here until a few more weeks, we've already had days that have felt like it's arrived. Soon enough we will be running through sprinklers and chasing after ice cream trucks...

For my card, I used a image from one of our two sponsors for the month of June. This is Well Wishers from Paper Pretties. They sell a combination of digital and rubber stamps. Mine is a digi that was generously provided to the design team. I colored it with Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers. The patterned paper is The Pets stack from DCWV. My sketch is #62 from Sketch n Stash. It is my first time playing along on this blog, and if all their challenges are this fun it definitely won't be the last! For the "stash" part, I am supposed to list what I used that was new and/or from my stash. Here my image is new and the paper, flowers, and ric rac are all from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back as this week will be full of sneak peeks! Enjoy your day!

Card Supplies
Images: Well Wishers (Paper Pretties); computer generated sentiment
Ink: printer; Copics (R00, R20, W6, W8, E13, E15, E25, E27, E31); Prismacolor Art Markers (79)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Gable Green, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Riding Hood Red card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); The Pets stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Ribbon Tag Trio Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); ric rac (Wyla); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Martha Stewart Grass border punch (EK Success); corner rounder (Creative Memories); glue dots; 3D dots

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #22



Hello everyone! Sorry for the late post on this one today. A lingering sore throat, those massive storms yesterday and too much to do with too little time seem to have gotten me all fouled up! But here I am, none-the-less, with my Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge for the week! This week - Anything Goes!!!! So as long as you use one of the TPS lines (Lil Lolitas and Lil Lads, Pinkettes, Pink Pets, or Cherrie, all found here) you can let your imagination roam wild and free on this one! I opted to incorporate sketch #37 from CLP into my creation. And it is being sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps this month, as a matter of fact! Also being sponsored by TPS is Paper Sundaes. Their challenge #71 is Vintage/Shabby Chic. So I'll play along there as well. My image is Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira, and I just think she is amazing - so full of sass! This is my second card using her, and I have a feeling there will be more!

I am going to keep this one short and sweet so maybe I can get to bed at a decent hour tonight... lol Thanks for taking a peek and I hope that you'll join in the fun over at the TPS challenge blog for your chance to win 1 rubber stamp OR 2 digital stamps of your choice! Happy crafting!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil Allsorts Fairy Kira (Tickled Pink Stamps); Noteworthy (Stampin' Up)
Ink: printer; Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E25, E31, E33, YG95, YG97, Y35); Prismacolor Art Markers (124)
Paper: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, and Going Gray card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); Lemon Flower matstack (DCWV)
Accessories: Martha Stewart Vintage Floral border punch and butterfly punches (EK Success); Idea-ology Ornate Plates and Corners (Tim Holtz); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); adhesive pearl flourish (Recollections); Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (Stampin' Up); glue pen; glue dots; 3D dots

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #75 - No Patterned Paper



It's Thursday which means another Sassy Studio Designs Dare To Be Sassy Thursday! Challenge #75 says NO patterned paper allowed! I nearly had a panic attack when I saw this! No designer paper with pretty color coordinated prints to help me with the creation of my card?! What was I going to do? So I thought back to what I used before I had a burgeoning stash of patterned paper and decided background stamps and dry embossing were the way to go. My image is Goldilocks Honey from Sassy Studio Designs' Fairy Tale collection. Isn't she sweet (and sassy)?! I used the "fancy" version of this week's priscillastyles Midnight Madness sketch (MMSC106) as my starting point and went from there. I have to say, it was kind of refreshing to go without the designer paper for once. Not that I'll make a habit of this, of course... lol But it's nice to know I can still do it!

If you'd like to play along for your chance to win two Sassy Studio Designs images of your choice, all you have to do is link your project here before next Wednesday evening. We will also be using the DTBST challenges to select our monthly guest designers going forward. If you would like to be considered simply use a SSD image to create your project and add "GDT" after your name when you link it. The winner will be chosen after the completion of the 3rd weekly challenge. We hope to see lots of you participating! Happy crafting!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing day!

Card Supplies
Images: Goldilocks Honey (Sassy Studio Designs); More Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things); Tres Chic (Stampin' Up)
Ink: printer; Baja Breeze and Soft Suede (Stampin' Up); Copics (E21, E25, E27, E13, E11, E04, R20, R32, E31, E34, Y35, Y38) ; Prismacolor Art Markers (198)
Paper: So Saffron, Soft Suede, and Baja Breeze card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific)
Accessories: Labels Seventeen and Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Martha Stewart Branch punch (EK Success); Cuttlebug Love's in the Air and Swiss Dots embossing folders (Provocraft); Vintage Brown Microcheck ribbon (Offray); Pearl adhesive pearls (Queen&Co); Opaline designer half pearl flourishes (Basic Grey); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); glue dots; 3D dots