Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bombshell Stamp's Hump Day Hop!

It's the last Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for Bombshell Stamps' Hump Day Hop! Alison, our Hump Day Head Hottie, has issued this month's theme, which is "Baby, it's cold outside!"

Here's what she said about this month's hop theme:
It's time to announce the January 2013 Hump Day Hop theme! I don't know about you, but I am cold!!! That's why I decided to make this month's theme "Baby, it's Cold Outside." Make a winter themed project, use the title of the hop as a sentiment, dress your Bombshell up in warm clothes (or not!), etc.

This is the last stop in the hop. I hope you got here from Glittery Katie's blog where you most likely saw something totally gorgeous!

Here's my card.

Here's the sketch I used:

And here's my longwinded narrative on the creation of the card. My card features the Bombshell Pin-Up from the Bombshell Angel set, the Jockey Outfit from the Fantasy Bombshell Digital set, and the Santa hat from the Holiday Accessory set.

A small piece of removable Scotch Tape was placed over the top ofBombshell Pin-Up's head, the stamp was inked, the tape was removed, and I stamped her head and neck. Using my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, I positioned the Santa hat atop her head. I drew in her bangs using a Copic Multi-liner, then colored her hair, face, neck, and Santa Hat using Copic markers.

Using PhotoElements, I erased the riding crop from the Jockey Outfit, then printed it out onto Neenah cardstock. The outfit was colored with Copic markers. I fussy cut the separate parts and then re-assembled the image so that she was intact again. Using my trusty Sakura Quicky Glue Pen, white Fun Flock by Stampendous was added to her Santa hat, the neckline of her jacket, and her gloves. Metallic Rub-ons by Craf-t Products was used to give her boots a bit of a leathery shimmer.

The patterned papers are all from the Snow Day 6x6 pad by BoBunny. All pieces were edged using Adirondack Metallic Pearl Paint Dabber. I use this paint frequently to edge layers when I want a mat, but don't feel like adding another layer of paper. Ice Silks Acrylic Glaze was painted on to become the snowy ground.

The sentiment was computer generated, die cut, then airbrushed while still in the die.

Thanks for visiting today!

In case you got lost on the hop or just want to start again, here's the roster!
Bombshell Blog
Sparkly Mary
Glittery Katie

Copic Markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, BV00
Hair: YR35, E7, E13, E18
Ski Outfit: BG11, BG18, BG23
Shirt: Y23, Y26

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Sketch N' Stash Challenge #106
Cards & More #74: Ice & Snow

Monday, January 28, 2013

We've Got Chemistry!

My husband is a chemist, so whenever I see any chemistry-related stamp, I must buy it. It's the law. So when Kraftin' Kimmie came out with the Potionmaster stamp, I bought it. Then she released Lab Geek and I was all set to buy her too. But then I got lucky! I won a comment-to-win challenge and received Lab Geek in the mail!!! Oh joy! Oh rapture! Oh bliss!!!

Not only that, but the stamp arrived just in time for the latest challenge on the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge Blog!

Challenge #163, entitled "Something Old, Something New" was dead, solid perfect. So I created this card.

The new? The Lab Geek stamp, Delicate Chain Die Cut by Memory Box, and the Hexagon stencil by Studio Calico Designs.

The old? The Potionmaster stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie, the bright orange and white Chemistry paper from the Apothecary Emporium 6x6 pad by Echo Park, the Sugar Rush 6x6 pad by Basic Grey, and the Fiskar's Rain Dot Hearts.

Now, I know you're looking at this and saying to yourself, "Self, that ain't bright orange!" You're right. It's not. I didn't want the orange Halloweeny paper, but I still wanted the chemistry symbols and formulae, so I pulled out my trusty Claudine Helmuth Studio Gesso (by Ranger) and brushed it over the paper. Alas! Alack! The gesso was covering up the symbols, so I rapidly sprayed the Gessoed paper with rubbing alcohol, which I keep on my desk in an Inkssentials Mini-Mister and then used a baby wipe to wipe off the moisture and the gesso. Eureeka! The orange paper changed colors to a variegated orangey, peachy, pink combo. LOVE!!! I still wanted it a tad lighter, so I dabbed on some Picket Fence Distress Stain and wiped off immediately too. Then I set the piece to dry. When it was dry, I grabbed my Hexagon stencil and sponged Worn Lipstick Distress ink over that because the hexagons reminded me of the chemical symbols on the paper.

I used a tiny piece of removable Scotch Tape to mask the pumpkin-in-the-flask from The Potionmaster, inked the stamp, removed the tape, then stamped him using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. My Stamp-a-ma-jig was used to position Lab Geek where I wanted her. Both images were colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. I added a touch of Gelly Roll Stardust Pure Glitter Pen to the Potionmaster's flask. The Potionmaster's goggles' lenses, the Lab Geek's safety shield, the beakers, and the flasks were coated with a layer of Glossy Accents.

The entwined hearts on the striped patterned paper was punched with an old Paper Shaper punch. Sizzix heart die cuts were added under the sentiment, which was stamped onto patterned paper using Onyx VersaFine ink. Heart shaped Rain Dots were used to finish the card.

BTW, the card bowed a bit from all the layers and such, so the photo is a bit wonky. It's being flattened between books now, so I hope it flattens eventually!

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, BV00
His Hair: E23, E25, E27
Her Hair: C0 C4, C6, C6, C7
Lab Coats: B60, C00, C0, C1, C3
His Goggles: C3, C5, C7
Lenses: BG90, BG93
Blouse: Less-than-R81, R81, R83
Shirt: Y000, Y00
Slacks: B34, B37
Tubes and Flasks: B000, V01, R83, YR23, G40, G43, YG21

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #163: Something Old, Something New
ABC Challenges #14: Valentine's Day
Make it Monday: #125
Challenges 4 Everybody: #12 Anything Goes
Outlawz' Greeting Monday Challenge: Show Your Hearts

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Kenny K Krafty Krew Challenge #128 -- Get Sketchy!

This week's first sponsor of Kenny K's Krafty Krew challenge is Kenny K's Downloads.

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digis!

And our second sponsor this week is Susie Little, who will award a bundle of crafty goodies to a lucky person!

Here's the sketch!

Here's my take on the sketch!

Tex is one of the new Heartbreakers Digi stamps. Isn't he HOT???

I'm not used to coloring images of men, so Tex presented a challenge. To get ready I had to look at lots of beefcake photos to check out the musculature. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! *big grin*

Tex was printed out onto Neenah cardstock and colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below.

The patterned papers are older Cosmo Cricket papers from the Wanted 6x6 pad and some scraps from the 12x12 versions from the Wanted collection..I love using scraps. It makes me feel thrifty.

Old Cloud 9/Fiskar's Raindots were used as the embellishment part of the sketch. The sentiment was composed with old October Afternoon rub-ons.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, BV00
Hair: E23, E25, YR31
Eyes: BG11, BG23, B91
Jeans: B93, B95, B97
Chaps, Hat, & Belts: E31, E34 E35
Belt Buckle & Stones on Belt: BG90, BG93, BG96
Gloves: E00, E04, E7, E19
Hatband: BG11 BG23

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:
Copic Marker Europe Challenges: Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenges: Circles
Inspire Me Fridays at Joyful Stamper: Anything Goes
Outlawz Copic/Promarker Fridays Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bombshell Stamps -- Wonderful Wednesday

As you may know, every Wednesday we feature a special post on Bombshell's Blog. The monthly Hump Day Hop theme is announced the first Monday. Our sketch and the DT's takes on the sketch are scheduled on the second Wednesday. The third Wednesday's features the Guest Designer's (aka Pin-Up's) challenge. Our Hump Day Hop starts on the blog on the last Wednesday of the month.

Every few months there are FIVE Wednesdays, which leaves a huge hole in our schedule, so we needed something special for that Wednesday. We've come up with Wonderful Wednesday. The Bombshell Girls and Pin-ups choose a tutorial from our Fabulous Friday Tutorials and create a project based on the tutorial. You should click on over to the Bombshell Blog to check out the projects AND the tutorials!

I used used Jodi's Glassine tutorial to create background paper with the Sacred Heart Art set and Ideology Glassine. I had tried this technique previously using clear glassine from the Post Office, but I must say it works much better with Ideology Kraft Glassine . This glassine seems to be much waxier!

BTW, I purchased a new MS/EK Success heat gun using a 50% coupon and am happy with it.

I also changed up Jodi's tutorial by using Blazing Red and Jet Black StazOn inks, Golden Glitz Delicata Gold Ink, and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist instead of Distress Stain. The mist was sparklier and also produced a more subtle effect. I also veered off from her technique by adding a bit of Black Soot Distress ink to the raised creases.

Here's the background I created.

Here's the card.

I stamped the large heart from the Sacred Heart set with Champagne Dazzle VersaMark ink onto Kraft cardstock and heat set black Detail embossing powder. I painted the heart with Luminarte Silk Glazes, which are on sale now at SCACD! I mixed Vavoom Red, Cinnamon Brown, Sunburst, and Ginger Flower to create a good base red for the heart. Mallard Green, Black Ice, and Sunburst were mixed to create the green for the vine. The flames were painted with a combination my mixed red and Sunburst. It was my first time painting and shading an entire image with Silks and I'm moderately pleased.

I die cut the stamped, painted cardstock using my beloved Labels Four Nestabilities. I left the cardstock in the die and sponged on some Black Soot Distress ink. Black cardstock was diecut using my new Nestabilities Decorative Elements Dies, Labels Eight. Again, I left the cardstock in the die and sponged a bit of Golden Glitz Delicata ink.

*An aside: Golden Glitz Delicata ink is a gorgeous sparkly bright gold pigment ink that I love.

Garden Corners dies by SCACD were used to cut black cardstock and added to all four corners of the card. Small gold pearls were used to embellish the stamped piece and the corners.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: What are you known for?
I'm known for using lots of techniques and then describing them in excruciatingly boring detail. And for using Black Soot Distress ink.
City Crafter Challenge Blog: #143 "Forever Mine" Use hearts
Make It Monday: Anything Goes

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge -- Vintage!

This week's first sponsor is Kenny K Downloads! The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi stamps!

The second sponsor this week is Flonz and the prize is worth $20.00!

Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge for this week is Vintage!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Well I like it! Pffft!

With all the CHA sneaks showing silhouetted figures with bright stencilled background and mixed media, I felt the need to create this card, which I submitted to a magazine. It was flushed.

Too bad, so sad. So I'm sharing it with you all.

I'm a bit of a nutter in that I keep all sorts of things because "one day they might be useful". One of the things I keep is blister packaging from Spellbinders dies. I guess I figure they're such a pain in the butt to open, I might as well re-use them. So, I grabbed one of the blister packs that had been cut on all three sides, leaving one side still attached. This became a masking folder! I pulled out my very old pinking sheers and cut down one of the sides. The other side I left alone. I slid a piece of Mixed Media 140 lb. cardstock into the folder, positioned so that the the straight side would form a horizontal line between the sky and grass in my scene. I then cut a circle from some plastic mask stuff (Mask Magic?) that I had and positioned it in the upper left to become the sun.

London Blue Dylusions Spray was sprayed over the cardstock, which had already been sprayed with water, to become the sky. I mopped up the excess with a tag to use another day. Then I grabbed a carwashing sponge that I had cut apart, dabbed it onto Worn Lipstick Distress Ink pad (I first typed "Worm Lipstick" -- ewwwww!), then dabbed it through the wet blue ink to add some pink undertones to the sky. When I was happy with the result, I lifted the plastic circle mask, removed the piece from its blister-pack folder, and heat set it with my underpowered, seriously irritating heat tool.

When it was finally dry (500 hours later), I slid the sky part into the blister-pack folder, this time with the pinked edge showing and sprayed Fresh Lime and Cut Grass Dylusions sprays over the pinked edge onto the cardstock. Some water was misted over the greens, then the cardstock was pulled out of the folder and heat set.

Meanwhile, awhile back I had die cut some thick cardstock with Poppystamps' Grassland Border die and put it aside, so I grabbed it and started to sponge Mown Grass and Pine Needles Distress ink over the negative area of the die cut onto the "grass". When I was happy with the look, I washed my hands to prepare for the next step, which was to sponge Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink in the circle to become the circle. Being me, I couldn't stop there, so I grabbed my Time Travel stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and sponged Wild Honey ink through that onto the circle. Then I grabbed my Sunburst stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and sponged Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, and Dried Marigold Distress ink onto the sun. Gosh. I love stencils.

Now my background was done and it was on to the next part! I stamped the Resilient Woman by Susana Loves Stamps onto both Neenah cardstock and a piece of subtle dotted patterned paper from the Beautiful Moments 6x6 pad by Carta Bella using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. They were both colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. When I was done, I fussy cut the dress only from the patterned paper and the full image of the one stamped on plain cardstock. The dress was adhered to the woman, then she was added to the grassy scene.

Chitchat stickers by Ideology were edged with a black Copic marker then adhered to scene.

Black cardstock was die cut with Garden Corners dies by SCACD and adhered to three corners of the card to finish it.

If you've read this whole thing, pat yourself on the back. If not, it's cool too. I know I'm nausea-inducingly verbose...and darn proud of it. *giggle*

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, BV00
Hair: E23, E25 Ed27, E59
Shoes:E57, E59
Dress: RV000, RV91, R93

I shall enter this in the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: #53 "Anything Goes"

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bellastastic Challenge!

I created this card to enter the current Stamping Bella Challenge on SCS. The theme is A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words and the challenge was to create a card/project with no sentiment and let the image(s) do all the talking.

I used this sketch from the Stampin' Royalty blog!

Here's my card!

I flipped the card 90° left and made the card into a square card to accommodate the image. The image is Uptown Girls--Clarissa & Camille (Coffee) by Stamping Bella, which I just got for Christmas! This stamp and all the other Stamping Bella stamps are on sale right now! Booya!

This super-cute image was stamped onto Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below.

I chose the Copic colors to match the floral paper on the base of the card, which is from the Soho Garden 6x6 pad by American Crafts. The pink and green polka-dot papers are from the Bold & Bright Double Dot 6x6 pad by Bo-Bunny. The patterned paper I used to mat the image is ancient KMA paper. Do any of you remember that company?

I used Spellbinders circle and heart circle dies, plus a very, very old QuicKutz heart die.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
The Brunette
Skin: E000, E00, E2, BV00, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E59
Dress: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV52, RV55
Boots: W3, W5, W7, W9

The Blonde:
Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, BV000, RV10
Hair: T1, T2, YR30, Y000
Dress: W00, W0, W1, W3, R81, R83

Mug: YG61, YG63, YG67

This card shall be entered in the following challenges:
Stampin' Royalty: Sketch Challenge #159
Stamping Bella Challenge on SCS
Divas By Design: Make It Girly
Crafting By Design: Use Alcohol Ink markers
Crafting for all Seasons: #43 Something New
Crafts & Me Challenges: #116: Something New

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bombshell Stamps Muse Monday!

This month, the Bombshell Girls and Pin-Ups are showcasing the King of the Road set for Muse Mondays on the Bombshell Blog!

This set, along with the rest of the Hot Rod Collection, is fabulous to use when you need to create a card for a man! Though come to think of it, most, if not all, of Bombshell's stamps are great for masculine themed cards!

Anyway, here's my card for Muse Monday!

The image and sentiment were stamped onto Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with Copic markers, which I forgot to record. Bad me. I do recall that the car is B24, B26, B39 & the banner is a mess of E40s.

The headlights and windows were enhanced with a Gelly Roll Stardust Pure Glitter Pen to add a touch of shimmer. When that was dry, I added a layer of Clear Glaze pen to add shine to the windows, headlights, and engine parts.

Both the sentiment and the car were fussy cut. A strip of Road-patterned Washi tape was layered over a scrap of old Fancy Pants patterned cardstock then die cut using a Nestabilities die. It was edged with my beloved-and-very-necessary Black Soot Distress ink.

The patterned papers are all from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Destinations Paper Stash. The edges of the strip layers were tattered and the whole thing was edged using Black Soot Distress ink.

The car die cut was adhered on dimensionals over the patterned paper card front. The sentiment was also adhered using dimensional adhesive in the middle of the banner. The ends of the banner are flush with the paper.

The card is a bit busy, but that's the way things go. :D

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kenny K Krafty Krew Challenge #126 -- Going Gothic

This week's first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads.

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digis.

And our second sponsor this week is

Kenny K's Krafty Krew's Team B's theme this week is Going Gothic!

I used Sketch #30 from Seems a Little Sketchy!

Here's the sketch!

Here's my card featuring Devilish Donna!

Devilish Donna was colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. Clear Glaze pen was added to her tear. I intentionally kept her skin tones quite pale to reflect the "Gothic" theme.

The patterned papers I used are from my stash. I apparently collect Halloween and black patterned papers! The base layer is by Doodlebug Designs and hails from 2008. The next layer is from Martha Stewart and hails from 2011, so it's not that old. Devilish Donna is floating on dimensional foam adhesive above Halloween-themed Cosmo Cricket patterned paper from 2008. 2008 must've been a good year for Halloween paper! The circle is older two-side Double Dots patterned paper by Bo-Bunny. All the layers of patterned paper were edged using Ranger's Pearl Paint Dabber.

The flowers are from Prima and are quite old as well. They're black based with dots and/or skulls on them. Red Fiskar's/Cloud 9 Raindots (round from 2006, hearts from 2007) were used to finish the card!

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
Skin: E50, R0000, R000, R00, BVOO
Hair: YR30, Y0000, T0, T1, T3
Eyes: B60, B63, C00, C0
Tear: B000 and Clear Glaze
Lips: R35, R56, R59, R89
Clothing: N0, N1, N3, N5
Wings: N0, N1, N2
Boots: N1, N5, N6, N8

This card shall be entered into the following challenges.
Seems a Little Sketchy: Sketch #30
Macabre Mondays'#158: Freakers Free-For-All
Simon Says Stamp & Show: Embrace the Old -- patterned paper, Raindots, Flowers -- it's all old!
Inky Chicks: Anything GOes
Simon Says Challenge: Black & White and a splash of color (my splash is small)

Kenny K Kandy Winner!

Here are all the entries:

The winner of my candy, as selected by is:

#27 = Alaine!

Congrats! Please contact me so I can make arrangements for you to receive your prize!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Birthday Gift -- One Marmalade Cat!

Yikes! Two posts in one day! Je suis shocké! *giggle*

I'd love to get the gift of a kitty for my birthday! Wouldn't you? After all, one can NOT have too many cats! Thus speaks a future (crazy) cat lady.

The super-cute stamp is called Holiday Madeline by Kraftin' Kimmie. I don't think this stamp is just for holidays! Just sayin'. I should be sayin' that she's on sale along with a bunch of her friends over at SCACD. Click here to check it out and then thank me for enabling you.

Madeline was stamped onto Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with Copic markers that I'll list below.

The stamped and colored piece was diecut using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Two. I kept the cardstock in the nestie and carefully outlined the interior of the die, pulled it out, and finished adding the background around the stamped image. I used the next largest die to cute a frame for the stamped colored image. I added two Classic Corners dies by SCACD to add a little bit more emphasis to the stamped scene.

All the patterned paper is from the Miss Caroline Howdy-Doody 6x6 pad by MME. It's gone, but there are other fabulous 6x6 pads at SCACD!

The sentiment is a very, very old Hero Arts stamp and was die cut using Spellbinders Fancy-Framed Tags Two. I'd be remiss if I did not mention that all Spellbinders dies are on sale right now at SCACD.

I added some ribbon from Michael's, a floofy double loop bow, and some rhinestones by KaiserKraft to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting again today!

Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, BV00
Hair: E23, E25, E59, E59
Cat: YR2, YR61, R20
Sweater: YR20, YR21, YR31, T2, YG95, YG97
Skirt: BG53, BG57, BG78
Floor: E42
Wall: E40

I shall enter this card in the following challenge(s):
Kraftin' Kimmie #160 -- Animal House
Simon Says Stamp & Show: Embrace the Old: Hero Arts stamp & patterned paper are old!

"Strong" Tag

I'm still coughing a ton and have managed to bruise my ribs. Big fun. Then to further the fun factor, I spent an hour and a half on the phone with tech support to try to get the freakin' dvrs functioning. It seems that Box O' Rocks, our affectionate name for the installation technician, fouled up the Coax cable and/or other things... So I get to waste another day next week to get this all sorted.


So, after that fun interlude, I hied to my craft table and had a play with my new Dylusions Sprays, a stencil, and some SCACD stamps.

This is what happened. (Click on it to enlarge it!)

I actually started with a sheet of heavy mixed media cardstock, plus two tags. I sprayed water over the cardstock and tags, then sprayed a layer of Pure Sunshine, Lemon Zest, and Squeezed Orange Dylusions too. I let the colors blend, mopped it up, then sprayed water again. Then I sprayed Bubblegum Dylusions Spray over the Sunburst stencil by The Crafter's Workshop, lifted the stencil and plopped it ink-side down on another area of the tag. I repeated this process many times until I was happy with the result and then heat set the inks.

The next step was to stamp the Blank Canvas and Resilient Woman solid stamp with Onyx VersaFine ink and heat emboss with glittery black embossing powder.

The next step was to stamp The Rays from The Rays and Steampunk Clock set by SCACD with Ripe Persimmon Distress ink below her to ground her and above her to give her a halo. "Strong" from The Self Words set was stamped with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

The tag was still missing something, so I sponged some rays and circles with Picked Raspberry ink and the same Sunburst stencil and edged the entire thing with Black Soot Distress ink.

I cut a length of tulle, stuck it in a plastic bag, and sprayed in some Bubblegum Dylusions ink and squished it around.

Best of all is that I still have that sheet of sprayed and stenciled cardstock to play around with another day!

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January Bombshell Sketch Card!

As you might know, I create the monthly sketches for Bombshell Stamps! Please feel free to use this sketch together with your Bombshell stamps to create a project, then share it with us at Bombshell's Blog and/or forum for a chance to win your choice of a free set!

Here's the sketch!

Here's my take on the sketch!

I decided to create a thank you card featuring the Pimpin' Wolf stamp from Bombshell's Sugar Daddy set. This image cracks me up and is big fun to color and paper piece, which I did in this card.

I stamped Pimpin' Wolf (his real name!) using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink a few times onto Neenah cardstock and colored with Copic markers. He was also stamped several times onto a solid fabric-printed patterned paper from the Originals 6x6 pad by Authentique, which was also colored with Copic markers. I was able to add color, shading, and shadows to the image, while retaining the texture of the printed fabric.

His head and paws were fussy cut from the Neenah cardstock, as was his suit and hat. All fussy-cut pieces were edged with black marker, then adhered over a base image, comprised of his right paw, neck, tail, and shoes.

Red Spica glitter pen
was added to his eyes to add a devilish sparkle and then coated with a layer of Glossy Accents. Clear Glaze pen was used to add dimension and shine to his nose and his shoes.

7 Gypsies clock and hand rub-ons were added to a circle die cut. The sentiment is also a rub-on from Deja Views that I've had forever and a day. The sentiment circle was mounted onto a pinked circle die cut. Plain circle aged copper brads were hammered with Tim's Tonic Texture hammer. The hammering added texture and alleviated a bit of stress. :D

Thanks for visiting today!

Kenny K Krafty Krew Challenge #125 -- Anything Goes

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digis.

And our second sponsor this week is 

The prize from Laura is a stamp to the value of $10.00 from her store!

Our theme this week is:

Anything Goes!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Under the weather

My cough continues to linger, so I made a get well card, which I figure will be useful since it is cold and flu season here in the wilds of NJ.

Those Days
from the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set 2 by Susana Love Stamps looks like how I feel. I think the image is a hoot and always makes me giggle.

Those Days
was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Copic markers. Her eyes were touched with Glossy Accents to give 'em dimension and shine. She was fussy cut and is laying in the grass provided by the Grasslands Border die by Memory Box.

The patterned papers are from an old Jack & Jill Quite Contrary 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye. It's sold out now, but you can find oodles of gorgeous 6x6 pads HERE.

Glitter and foil stickers provided the sentiments!

has just re-opened with tons of fabulous new products for you. So if you, like me, still have some holiday cash burning a hole in your pocket, get thee there and buy yourself a gift from yourself to yourself!

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Bombshell's New Year Hop!

Bombshell's December's Hump Day Hop, which would have been last Wednesday, was postponed and rescheduled as a New Year Hop due to holiday mayhem.

My holiday mayhem arrived in the form of "The Flu", especially imported from Texas and given to me by my husband. Yeah. Not that gift that keeps on giving, but rather unpleasant nonetheless. Four days of fever, chills, cold sweats, sinus headaches, aches, pains, a bad cough, and utter exhaustion make for a very grumpy Kathi. I'm finally beginning to feel better though I'm still hacking up a lung. This is so not the way I wanted to spend the Christmas holiday and New Year's Eve.

I don't have a project, but since I'm the last stop on the hop, I'll just wish you all a Happy New Year! I hope 2013 brings you health, happiness, prosperity, and lots of crafting time!

Here's the Blog Hop List in case you got lost along the way.
Bombshell Blog:
Sparkly Mary
Glittery Katie