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July 21, 2016

Birthday Celebration

Our theme for the challenge this week at Creative Knockouts is Birthday Wishes.  We want to see your birthday projects!  We are always in need of birthday cards so this is a great time to stock up!

This is my project using My Sweet Rose from Star Stampz.  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.  Originally I had intended to use a die to cut her out, but I had an accident with my BV25 marker!  When I pulled the cap off, it spritzed my paper!  There were little spots of BV25 everywhere!  Luckily, most of it ended up on the background and I just had to cut the image out to get rid of it.  The embossed panel is actually the debossed side.  Both sides are wonderful, but I felt the debossed side fit my image a little bit better.  I love how different each side looks.

Star Stampz is our sponsor this week and you can click the badge below to shop.  I know if you pop over there, you will have a wish list a mile long.  I know I do!

Prize of 3 images

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder chevron ribbon
Stampin' Up! Banner framelits dies
Stampin' Up! Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set
Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder
The Paper Studio lace
Michaels dollar bin pearls
flower from my stash

July 20, 2016

Isn't It July?!

Hello fellow crafty peeps!  Today brings a new challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner and the challenge this week is Christmas in July!  I don't know about you, but this is the only Christmas card I have made this year so far.  It is so hard for me to think about making Christmas cards when it is so oppressively hot outside!

I used Ava Christmas - Mistletoe Fairy from Bugaboo Stamps for this card.  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.  The holly leaves are also from a Silhouette cut file.  She has Wink of Stella on her wings because all fairy wings should sparkle in my book!

We have three fabulous sponsors this week.  Click a badge and pop over to shop!

Prize of 2 digital images


Prize of 7 digital stamps


Prize of 3 digital images

There are lots of prizes to be won and you will be one card closer to your goal for Christmas so why not play along?!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals dies
Silhouette Cut file Echo Park Holly & Berries by Echo Park
Basic Grey buttons
Michaels dollar bin pearls
Michaels dollar bin goosebump gems
Lace and ribbon from my stash

July 14, 2016


Hello MoonFlower friends!  My turn on the MoonFlower blog and I used Gina Cupcake to provide a bit of inspiration.  I don't know about you, but I never seem to have enough birthday cards.  This little lady makes a great birthday card.

Gina Cupcake was colored with Copic markers and cut out with the Silhouette.  I used some gorgeous cupcake papers from My Mind's Eye and colored Gina Cupcake to match.  The "epoxy dots" I used in the embellishments are actually push pins!  I simply cut the pins off with wire cutters and used them like I would any other epoxy embellishment.  It is so fun to find a way to use things that aren't really intended for crafting on a card.

You can find Gina Cupcake in the Etsy shop along with all of her gorgeous sisters.  Pop on over and take a look.  Andreia is having a special through the end of the month for 20% off your purchase using the coupon code PORTUGAL to celebrate Portugal's win in the European Football Final.  Take advantage while you can and stock up on all of the MoonFlower goodness.

After you color up your new collection, pop in and show us in the Facebook group.  We would love to see them and ooh and ahh over them.  That is also where Andreia posts sneak peeks and other MoonFlower news like the coupon code.  Come visit us!  We would love to see you!

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies
American Crafts paper straw
American Crafts cupcake brad
ki by Hampton Art cupcake charm
Momenta Wish metal embellishment
Buttons Galore buttons
Board Dudes push pins
The Paper Studio lace
Ribbon and flowers from my stash

July 13, 2016


At the Crafty Gals Corner this week, we are challenging you to use just one color.  That's right!  This week's challenge is Monochromatic!

I used Holding Flowers in My Hat from Sami Stamps for this project.  She was colored with Copics and I fussy cut her by hand this time.  The background panel is actually a piece of vintage ribbon that I got in a box of things from an auction.  It is very stiff and so different from all of my other ribbon.  It was the perfect size to fit my die cut made of two Martha Stewart tags.  I overlapped them to make the shape large enough for my image.

Sami Stamps is the sole sponsor of the challenge this week.  Click the badge to pop over to the shop and take a look.  You have a chance to win a $12 gift certificate to be used in the shop.

Pick your favorite color and play along with us!

Card measures 4.25: x 5.5"
The Paper Studio Lace
Martha Stewart tags
American Crafts ribbon
Lion Ribbon Co vintage ribbon
Recollections pearls
Michaels dollar bin enamel dots
Cousin Beads
flowers from my stash

July 11, 2016

Refreshing Lemonade

It is time for another challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  Our challenge this week is Anything Goes, so show us your beautiful projects

For my project I used the stamp Lemonade Sunday.  She was colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.A nice cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer's day is so refreshing.  I was looking through my paper trying to find the perfect set and this pad shouted at me!  This is Summer Fresh by Simple Stories.  I have the 6 x 6 pad, so it was scaled perfectly for the card.  The blue gingham paper is a digital paper in the Great White North collection from Nitwit Collections.

If you play along in the challenge, you have a chance to win 3 digital images from the store.  Click the badge below to pop over and do a little shopping.

I hope you will play along!

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 34
The Paper Studio lace
American Crafts Ribbon
Flowers from my stash

July 10, 2016

Up in the Air

Welcome to the July edition of  the Corrosive Challenge!  This month we have some great sponsors for you and our challenge is Animals or Nature.

I used Air Fairy from SLS Lines for my project.  I wasn't sure where to go with her, but I started coloring and this is where we went.  It is something completely different for me and I love it!  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  I wish you could see the Wink of Stella on her dress and jewelry because it is so shimmery and gorgeous.  Plus the Astrosilver paper I used has a wonderful sheen that you can sort of see in the picture, but nothing like it looks in real life!  The clouds are a Silhouette cut file and I have had them forever!  I am so glad I found a reason to use them.

We have two generous sponsors for you this month.  Click the badges to pop over to shop and look around.


So grab your nature stamps and come play with us.  You have until the end of the month so there is plenty of time!

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Silhouette cut file Faux Stitch Clouds by Snapdragon Snippets
Dress It Up Cloud button
The Paper Studio Gemstone flowers
The Paper Studio Disco Ball gemstones
The Paper Studio Cluster bling gemstones
Michaels dollar bin lace
flower, ribbon, and cord from my stash

July 7, 2016

Monkey Shines

Welcome back for another challenge at Creative Knockouts.  Our challenge this week is Animal Antics.  You must have an animal on your project to be eligible for the prize!  And you definitely want to be eligible!

This week I used Happy Monkey from Fabrika Fantasy Digital Stamps.  She was colored with Copic Markers and I used the Silhouette to cut her out.  Isn't she just the sweetest?!

If you haven't guessed, our sponsor this week is Fabrika Fantasy Digital Stamps.  You need to click the badge below and take a look!  They have some amazing images!  You have a chance to win three of them by playing in our challenge.  So break out those animal stamps, images, embellishments, papers or whatever has a furry friend on it!

I hope you will play along!

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Luscious Labels One
The Paper Studio gemstones flowers
The Paper Studio lace
Stampin' Up! Chevron Ribbon
Momenta metal embellishment
Recollections mini buttons
Buttons Galore buttons (peach and purple)
Forever in Time wood button
flower from my stash