Sunday, June 22, 2014

Thinking of You - Corrosive Challenge #202

Welcome back for another Corrosive Challenge. The last fortnight entries were AMAZING. We are all so thankful for your continued participation in our challenges. Are you ready for a new challenge. This fortnight our sponsor is 
Our challenge theme is "Color Me Happy." We want to see your projects colored with your favorite medium whether it be watercolor, alcohol markers, etc. Be sure to stop by the blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation!

Coraline - ArtbyMiran image 
Copic Markers
Kraft cardstock
Bo Bunny Design paper
Paper Studios Design paper
Cherry Lynn flourish die
Martha Stewart butterfly die
Spellbinders Grommet tags
Glitter glue
Foam Dots
Challenges Entered
Scrappers' Delights - anything goes/sentiment
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes (must be uplifting, no dark images or themes)
Whimsy Inspiration - Tic Tac Toe
Die Cuttin' Divas - Things With Wings
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - 3 or more Embellishments
Imagination Crafts - All that Glitters
Love to Create - Anything Goes

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Scooter in Paris

In case you didn't know, I am a member of the Frantic Stamper design team. Frantic Stamper offers an array of scrapbooking products and has her own line of stamps and dies. I absolutely love dies and Frantic Stampers are simply the best. I have never, and I mean never, gotten a bad cut with a Frantic Stamper die. If you have tried the, you are missing a treat. You deserve to own some of this wonderful line.

One of my design team sisters, Kathy Berger, created a fabulous card "Scooter in Paris" that I scrap-lifted the idea from. They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery and I hope the she's flattered I loved her card so much I wanted to create my own!

I started with a Kraft cardstock base and added DCWV white-core jeweled tone paper. The design paper is My Minds Eye "In Bloom." I used Frantic Stamper Loretta, Scooter, and Bonjour. I distressed the edges of the dp and scooter with sandpaper but used Tim Holtz Distress Ink on the edges of Loretta. The Eiffel Tower was cut with the Cricut "Destinations" cartridge. The clouds were punched with a Fiskars "Cloud" punch using white glitter paper and made dimensional with foam squares. Finally I added clear rhinestone bling to the wheels of the scooter.

Now that you've seen a few of the Frantic Stamper dies in use, hop on over to the online store and see the large array of products that are available. You won't be sorry. I'd also like to add that they are extremely diligent about getting orders out. I receive orders so fast that I'd swear they were located right around the corner!

Challenges entered
Die Cut Divas - Must use a die cut Use at least one Embellishment
Feeling Crafty Challenge - One for the Girls/Ladies.
Ladybug Crafts - Something for the boys and/or use your dies
Scrap and Play - Scraplift*
Words 2 Scrap By -  Oh, The Places You'll Go
Crafty Catz - Use 2 Different Dies

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #201 Crop It or Cut It

Good morning and welcome to another Corrosive Challenge. The response to our 200th blog challenge was absolutely FANTASTIC. I'd like to thank each person and joined us. Stayed tuned because the winner will be announced shortly. Of course we're not stopping at 200 challenge...we're moving right along. Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine!

Lacy Sunshine is offering 3 free digis to the winner of this fortnight challenge. Our theme is 
Cut It or Crop It
This means you must crop and/or cut your image in some way. So break out the scissors and the die cuts and let's see your fanciest of fussy cutting! Be sure to stop by the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspiration from the other design team members and to enter your own creation!

Image -Emily's Kimono 
Create w/TLC sentiment
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle die
Copic Markers
DCWV Mariposa design paper
Stampendous embossing powder
Martha Stewart Butterflies punch
Bakers Twine
Tim Holtz mini brads
Foam dots
Paper piecing technique
Green Rhino bracelet charm "Lifestyle"

Challenge entered
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog -Add Wings
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Digi /Use a Die cut
Scrap It Girl - Things With Wings
Totally Gorjuss - Embossing
Die Cut Divas-Must use a die cut Use at least one Embellishment
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Embossing

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Coffee does a morning good!

I didn't start drinking coffee until I was about 40 years old. I don't know why I waited to long but now I absolutely love it. My favorite brand is Gevalia but in a pinch I'll go for Folgers. My coffee has to be flavored or at least I have to have flavored creamer. I always use Equal to sweeten it. Give me a cup of coffee and some kind of pastry first thing in the morning and I am in heaven!

The image is a freebie from Saturated Canary. I colored it with Copics and cut it out with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4. I added a bit of Stampendous "Shabby white embossing enamel" and Tim Holtz Distress ink to highlight the image even more. The papers are from my stash and always around because I often make coffee themed cards and send them to my coffee-drinking friends and family. I used gold foil paper and an EK Success edge punch to had some contrast and interest. I roll the flowers from the Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and also added one from Wild Orchids. The sentiment is from Create with TLC and was cut with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Pennant die. Finally I added the coffee pot charm.

Challenges entered
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Flowers & Charms
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Digi Sketch Challenge -  Sketch* and/or Theme: Use a Stamp
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations -  Digi / Use a Die cut
Die Cut Divas- Must use a die cut Use at least one Embellishment

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