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July 27, 2016

Love and Kisses

Wow!  It is already time for another challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner!  I cannot believe it is Wednesday already!  I just went back to work and the days are just flying by for me.  This week our challenge is anything goes.  We know how much you love them, so we have one anything goes each month.

This week I used Sea Turtle Kiss from Aurora Wings for my project.  What a sweet little mermaid!  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.  I wanted something sea themed for her so I cut out a shell shaped easel card using my Silhouette Cameo.  I just copied, flipped, and welded the shell shape to make the card base and then cut out a single shape from a pearly card stock.  All of the sea weed and coral were cut using the Silhouette as well.  The coral was traced from a line drawing of coral I found.

This area has a large sea turtle population.  They nest on the beaches around here and there is a large volunteer force that makes sure all the hatchlings make it to the sea unharmed.  It is a wonderful sight to behold and I hope to see it in person one day!

This week you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from our fabulous sponsor Aurora Wings!  Mitzi's designs are to die for!  You can see for yourself by clicking the badge below.

It's anything goes so why not play along for the chance to win?!

Card measures approx. 5.5" x 5.5"
Silhouette Cut File Four Sea Shells by Lisa Norris
Silhouette Cut File Seaweed Set by Sarah Bailey
Jolee's Boutique shell embellishments
Recollections pearls
A Muse Studio sequins
The Paper Studio metal word
The Paper Studio sea turtle charm
The Paper Studio disco gem
The Paper Studio ribbon
The Paper Studio lace
seashell from a local beach

July 26, 2016

Furry Fun

This week at Crafty Sentiments we have an animals challenge.  We want to see projects with an animal on them!

This week I used the stamp Scruff - Make a Wish and you can find him in the shop.  I seem to be using this cupcake paper a lot lately!!  It is so bright and cheerful and makes for such a fun birthday.  It has so many fun patterns in the stack to go with it.  I will be really sad when I use it all.

You have a chance to win 3 digital stamps far playing along! Come play with us!!

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 34
LifeStyle Crafts Circle dies
Momenta by Hampton Art metal embellishments
The Paper Studio cupcake brad
The Paper Studio goosebump gems
flowers, ribbon, and lace from my stash

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

July 6, 2016

Twinkle Twinkle

Hello everyone!  Today brings the new challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner.  This week the challenge is lots of layers.  Read on for more information about our blog hop as well!  There are special instructions to follow this week to be eligible for a prize.  

I used the adorable Gello Giraffe Starry Night from Kitty Bee Designs for this project.  He was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.  The sentiment is also a Silhouette cut file that was printed instead of cut.  The papers are all from the Carta Bella It's a Boy collection that is available digitally from Snap Click Supply.

We are also having a blog hop to welcome all of our new design team members.  You should have arrived here from Lena's blog.  If you didn't and would like to participate in the hop, pop back over to the Crafty Gals Corner blog to start from the beginning.  Each of the ladies on the design team has a letter hidden in their blog post.  Collect all of the letters and then leave a comment with the secret word in a comment on the blog!  To be eligible to win a sponsor prize this week, you must comment on EACH blog as you collect the letters.  My secret letter is A.  The next stop on your hop will be Samantha.  I know she has something gorgeous for you to drool over!

We have two generous sponsors for our challenge this week.  Clicking the badges below will take you to the shop to have a look around.

Prize of 1 digital stamp


Grand Prize of 3 digital stamps
and 2 prizes of 1 digital stamp each (yes!! 3 winners!!)

Don't forget!  This week in addition to entering your project, you must comment on each blog in the hop and comment with the secret word on the Crafty Gals Corner blog to be eligible to win.

Have fun hopping and good luck!

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Star Circles dies
Spellbinders Conversation Bubble 4
Silhouette cut file Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Calligraphy by Suzanne Cannon
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write marker
Wink of Stella
Copic Spica pen

July 2, 2016

Independence Day!

Hello everyone!  It is time for the new challenge at the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends.  Since the Fourth of July is a special holiday here in the US, I decided it would be fun to create a card based on the holiday.

I used Edward USA from Bugaboo Stamps for this project.  He was colored with Copics and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  I used some Spica pens on the stars and the flag finials for a bit of sparkle.  I loved the idea of the little wooden stars, but I wanted them to match the theme, so I colored them with a Copic marker in matching red and blue tones.

We have two very generous sponsors for this challenge.  You can click each badge to pop over and shop.

Prize of 7 digital stamps


Prize of 3 digital stamps

Our challenges are always anything goes, so pop in and play along!

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Star Circles dies
Stampin' Up! Banner thinlits dies
My Minds Eye Lush gems
Studio Calico wood stars
Recollections enamel dots
Recollections Pearls
Flower from my stash