Sunday, July 28, 2013

If You Stumble

I don't know what your creative process is but mine usually centers around my sentiment. I love sentiments and my most favorite are those available at Create with TLC. I'd never used this particular sentiment before because I didn't have an image that was worthy enough. I recently came upon this Mayzy Art image and knew I'd hit the jackpot!

The card base is Kraft cardstock. The background papers are My Mind's Eye "In Bloom." The image is Mayzy Art's "Digi Dancer Ballet" stamp and was colored with Copics. I used Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink to ink distress the edges and pink pearl bling to highlighted her hair, arms and dress. The pearl swirl bling is from Recollections. The flower was made with the Tim Holtz "Tattered Flower Garland" die. It was highlighted with Distress ink and finished off with pink, round rhinestone bling. The satin ribbon is from American Crafts. Foam dots were the final touch to add dimension while a Fiskars extra large oval punch was used with the sentiment.

Challenges entered
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes. 
Pile It On -  Anything Goes.
That Craft Place - It's a Girl Thing 
Allsorts - Kraft It
Card Makin' Mamas - Monochromatic
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - For the Girls
Crafty Ribbons - Anything with a ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - Punch and/or Die cuts
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - Monochromatic or no coloring

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Corrosive Challenge Fancy Folds

It's time for another challenge at Corrosive Challenge. Based on the entries from the last fortnight challenge, you all are gonna love this one. Everyone knocked it out of the park with the "Shape Up" challenge so I can only imagine what you all will do with this one. Our challenge for the next fortnight is "Fancy Folds." We want to see easel cards, step cards, you name it, but you must make a project with more than one fold. Our sponsor for this challenge is Mayzy Art Digital Stamps.

I used this image from the "Lovely and Dashing:" collection to make this wedding card. I call this a "tall step card." It measures the same as an A2 size card. The image is colored with Copics with highlights made with Stickles and the Copic Spica glitter pen. I also added clear, round, rhinestone bling and peel-off stickers from Paper Studios and Starform. Finally I used a Spellbinders "ribbon" die along with a sentiment from a $1 clear stamp. I used the die also as a stencil along with Close To My Heart "grey flannel" ink to added dimension to the sentiment.

Challenges entered
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges -  Fancy Folds
Glitter n Sparkle - Weddings.
Opus Gluei -  Weddings
Card Makin' Mamas - Monochromatic
Brown Sugar –  Anything goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Sparkle and Bling
Delightful Challenges - Glittery Bling and Sparkly Things

It's a Jungle Out There

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Welcome to another stop on the "It's a Jungle Out There" Blog Hop at Create with TLC. You should have arrived here from Lisa Lynn's blog after leaving a comment and grabbing the freebie! If for some reason you didn't, you can reference the list below to hop in order. You certainly won't want to miss out on 12, yes I said 12, fabulous freebies. 

Lisa Lynn
Rachelle - That's me!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Time for a Vacation

Paulette at Create with TLC had done it again. She has created an awesome digital set that is perfect for this time of year. Whether you are going on a vacation or staycation, this vacation and travel set has everything you need. There are 26 awesome images included. But guess could be yours for free. Just purchase something from her Art Fire store and it will be emailed to you absolutely free!

Below is the card I created with some of the images.

The card base is Kraft cardstock. The background paper is "My Mind's Eye," Lost and Found set. I used Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" Distress ink to give the entire card a vintage look. The image is from Sassy Studio Designs "Steampunk" collection. It's colored with Copic alcohol markers and "popped up" with foam dots. The finishing touches are the swirl bling from "Forever in Time" and the Baker's twine.

Challenges entered
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge  - Vintage Stamping
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations  - Vacation
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Pearls and/or Gems
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge - Take a Vacation
Ladybug Crafts  - Favorite Embellishments
*NEW*Seemacrafts - Holiday/Vacation
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (optional: Birthday)

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Life's A Beach

I seem to be in a "scene creating" mode. I created this using the "Cheeky Beach" stamp from The Greeting Farm.

I colored the image with Copic and Prismacolor alcohol markers. The palm tree and sun were both cut with the Cricut Expression using  Doodlecharms and Wild Card cartridges respectively.

The background paper are from "Paper Studios." Both the "gull" and "crab" stamps are from the $1 clear stamps at JoAnn's. The sun's "face" is stamped with Peachy Keen stamp #440.

The "beach towel" is a piece of burlap while the sentiment is from Create with TLC. I added Stickles, brads, bling and some highlights with a white Gelly Roll pen and Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" distress ink.

Challenges entered
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Life's a Beach
Clearly iStamp - Summer Time
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Summer Fun
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Summer
Elphine House - Metal
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog - Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge - On The Beach
Through The Craft Room Door -Always Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - Summer
Digi Sketch Challenge - Summertime
Eureka Stamps - Beach
Get Inky! - Summer Sun Fun
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
TimbroScrapMania Stamping Challenge - Summer Sun
Creatalicious Challenges - All about Summer
The Crafting Cafe - Summer's Here

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cricut Swing Card

In the past, I'd tried unsuccessfully to cut a swing card with my Cricut. Little did I know that there are several swing cards on the Close to My Heart "Artiste" cartridge. I checked out this cool information and was on my way.

Cricut Expression
Cricut Close To My Heart "Artiste" cartridge
Cricut Close To My Heart "Art Philosophy" cartridge
Cricut "Ornamental Iron" cartridge
DCWV Metallic stack
Sassy Studio Design image
Copic markers
Cuddlebug embossing folder
Clear rhinestone bling
Fiskars "Oval" punch
Create with TLC sentiment
Black gel pen
White Gelly Roll pen

Challenges Entered
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - No Spooling
365 Cards - Glamour
Crafting with Dragonflies - Unusual fold
Paper Shelter Challenge - Swirly Girly
Sisterhood of Crafters -  Black and white +accent color
Die Cuttin' Divas - Ruby Red (Use Red)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT- Birthdays
Paper Minutes - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Corrosive Challenge Shapes Up

It's time for another Corrosive Challenge. Our sponsor for this fortnight challenge is Simply B Stamps. So "what is the challenge theme," you ask. Well wait no longer. The theme for this fortnight challenge is
"Shape Up."
We want to see your creations featuring shapes other than square or rectangular. If it's not something you're used to doing, now is a chance for you to ease out of your comfort zone and give it a try! Be sure to stop by the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspirations and to enter your own project!

Simply B image - Copic Betty
Copic markers
Create with TLC sentiment
Single cloud made with Fiskars punch
Cricut cut "Sun"
Peachy Keen "face stamp"
Clear rhinestone bling
White Gelly Roll pen
Martha Stewart glue and glitter
Close To My Heart "Heavenly Blue" and "Orange" ink

Challenges entered
Inspire Me Fridays–  Anything Goes
Polka Doodles -  Make Your Own Background
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything but a Square
Crafting for all Seasons -  Girly
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything but square
Scrappers' Delights -  diecuts/punches
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog -  Summer

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Teenz Rock

Good morning all. I hope everyone is recovered from their Fourth of July celebrating and ready for some Krafty Krew inspiration. As of last week the Krew changed to fortnightly challenges and this is just a mid-week reminder that there is still time to enter! The theme for another week is "Teenz Rock." We want to see your projects geared toward "Teenz." You could be the winner of gifts sponsored by:


Good luck and please stop by the Krafty Krew blog for more inspiration and to enter your own design!

This is one of my most favorite cards since I discovered card making about three years ago. I had no idea what I was going to do when I sat down at my craft table. The first idea was to make an easel card and from there everything else just seemed to fall into place.

The image is Tomboy Trouble from Kenny K and colored with Copie markers, of course. The sentiment is from Create with TLC.   The background papers are DCWV. The sun and grass are Cricut cuts. The cloud, fence, sentiment shape are die cuts from Fiskars, DieNamics, and Spellbinders repectively. Also featured is sewing machine stitching, a Close To My Heart tree stamp, Stickles, Close To My Heart "Topiary" and "Brown Bag" ink. Finally I added Tim Holtz Distress Ink to the sun and fence and foam dots to raise the image. Last but not least I couldn't resist adding the "button dog" left over from a previous project and the bling flowers. I hope you love it and are inspired enough to get going in creating your own project to up load to the Krafty Krew blog!

Challenges entered

Polka Doodles -Make Your Own Background
Sister Act Card Challenge -  Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Girly
Addicted to Stamps and More -  Coloring
Crafts and Me -  Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - alcohol markers + DTcall
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog - Summer
Die Cutting Divas - Sketch