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Corrosive Challenge #109 – Seeing Stars

I promise I’ve been stamping, but I just haven’t been posting. I’ve been doing a lot of CASE’ing. I did make a card for this week’s Corrosive Challenge, to incorporate stars in our design. Here is my card for the week:

I kept this card fairly simple, a la PTI. I started with a Kraft Card Stock base. I used a PTI stamp set as well for Father’s Day. I incorporated additional stars in my patterned paper and with Versa Mark (stamped stars). Not too many details needed here, I don’t think. Thanks for having a look and I can’t wait to see what you all create!



March 26, 2011 at 11:52 pm 1 comment

Corrosive Challenge #106 – Going Green

This week at the Corrosive Challenge blog, we are featuring the digi images of Digis with Attitude. My card using an image from this company will be shown next week. For this week, our challenge is to Go Green. I decided to make 2 cards this week, one with a St. Paddy’s Day theme and the other a Father’s Day card that my 6’2″ son will give my husband.

Here they are:

For this card, I used a stamp that I picked up from Michael’s. It is made by Hampton Art. I inked up the shamrock on its own using Momento Tuxedo Black and stamped it 4 times to make a medallion-type image (masked it off so the leaves wouldn’t overlap). I coloured the leaves with copics (G20, G21, G24). I added a green self-adhesive rhinestone in the centre. I then inked up the sentiment and stamped it below the shamrocks. I used my nestie circle and lacey cirlce dies to cut and frame it. My paper is 110 lb. white (Strathmore), Basic Black (SU) and Basic Grey & We R Memory Keepers (Tiffany’s) patterned paper. I tied some black & white gingham ribbon around the paper before adhering my main image.


I used Karen Giron’s sketch from last week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for my layout. I started with a 110 lb white (Strathmore) card base. I used some scrap solid green CS and ran it through the Forest Branches CB EF. I adhered that to some Bassill dark brown paper. I also used some Basic Grey patterned paper layered with the same brown for my left-side panel. I stamped the tree from PTI (Father Knows Best) with Certainly Celery & Always Artichoke as well as Close to Cocoa and Early Espresso, since it’s a two-step stamping set. I also stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso and used circle nesties to cut and frame them. I added a strip of Certainly Celery under the sentiment and 3 buttons (PTI) to finish the card.

I hope you like them and I look forward to seeing what you create for this week’s challenge!


March 6, 2011 at 7:10 am 4 comments

Corrosive Challenge #100 – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Happy 100th Janet! This week’s Corrosive Challenge is to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. I think this is a great challenge!! I just happened to have a brown paper bag with a really neat pattern on it. I kept this bag from October when my cousin and I went to visit my dad in Pennsylvania and took a day-trip to Falling Water and Seven Springs Resort. We stopped along the way at a cute store that had really beautiful furniture made by Amish in the area and other home-related items. I picked up a small item – lucky for me! I cut the bag to make the background paper. I made two cards for the challenge today:

My son and my brother have their birthdays a day apart and I made these for them.

Here are the ingredients for the cards:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white, basic black, soft suede
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Stamps – Spellbinders Friendly stamps from StampingScrapping
Accessories – brads

Have a great day, everyone! Thanks for having a look!


January 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm 2 comments

Corrosive Challenge #86 – Get rid of the White

Our challenge over at Corrosive Challenge Blog this week was to make a card that did not include white! Well, I’m a huge fan of white, so I had to really think about this one. I decided on a really simply layout and scheme for my card this week. My son needed a birthday card for a friend, so this is what I came up with:

My recipe is as follows:

Card Stock: More Mustard, Baroque Blue and Brilliant Blue (SU)
Stamps: All Holidays (SU) and Star Prints (Paper Trey Inc.)
Ink: More Mustard and Brilliant Blue, Momento Tuxedo Black
Patterned Paper: “Masculine” by Jayne Bentley for Dovecraft
Accessories: Distress Tool and Star Punches (all SU), button, gold cord

Pretty simple! Thanks for having a look today.


October 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

Corrosive Challenge #79

I haven’t played Janet’s Corrosive Challenge in ages. Some things just turn out to be serendipitous, don’t they? The reason I say this is because I was at a stamping show in Hamburg, NY on Saturday and picked up a few stamps to make masculine cards. I decided to check out a few challenges today to see what might interest me, and lo and behold, Janet’s Corrosive Challenge #79 is to make a card “for the guys”. Well, I knew my new stamps would be perfect! I made a card similar to the one that first piqued my interest in these stamps at the show.

Here is my simple recipe for this card:

Card Stock: Neenah Solar White 80 lb.
Other Paper: Acetate
Stamps: Just For Fun (world background and sail boat), Stampendous (sentiment)
Ink: StazOn Midnight Blue, Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers
Accessories: not quite navy brads, oval nesties

That’s it! Thanks for looking!

August 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm 2 comments

Sweet Little One

My family & I are recently back from almost 3 weeks on the east coast of Newfoundland where many of my relatives live. We arranged our first ever family reunion. My uncle and two of my cousins were the master minds behind it, working for months to arrange everything. I can’t thank them enough. We took loads of pictures and I’ll upload them in the near future. We even managed to see Killer Whales up close when we were on a whale & puffin watching tour! Apparently, in over 300 trips, these whales have only been seen a few times. We saw a few different pods of whales – how totally cool!

Back to stamping (I didn’t even think of stamping while I was away) – I made a card for a friend who has just had a baby boy. I used the SCS Sketch Challenge (294) for my layout: At first, this sketched looked too daunting to me. I kept looking at it trying to figure out how the layers needed to be laid out. I ended up starting with picking the patterned paper I wanted to use and worked from there. I already had the bottle and rattle image stamped (gratefully borrowed from my friend Joanne). I tried to match up the colours in the patterned paper with copic markers that I have, but it isn’t exactly perfect. Here is the recipe:

Card Stock: 110 lb. White, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nanna’s Nursery (Baby Boy collection)
Stamps: unknown manufacturer for the bottle/rattle stamp, Holidays & Wishes sentiment from SU
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers in blue, green, yellow and beige
Accessories: Velvet blue ribbon, self-adhesive rhinestone, dimensionals

That’s all for today. I can’t wait to post some vacation pictures. I just have to retrieve them from my hubby’s computer and put them back on a disk, then upload them to my computer. Ciao for now!

August 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm 1 comment

Dad’s Day

Although I didn’t post yesterday, I did make a card. I’m not so sure I’m in love with it, but I’ll post it later anyway. For today’s SCS Sketch Challenge and yesterday’s SCS Color Challenge, I decided to get a jump on a Father’s Day card. I’ve had some patterned paper for a long time that has an olive background and a bunch of different accent colors for the words. I thought I’d get a head start on a Father’s Day card for my dad. I used Old Olive, Ballet Blue and Barely Banana as per the color challenge. There really wasn’t any Ballet Blue in the patterned paper (more of a Bashful Blue), but you have to work with what you’ve got, right? I hope to visit my dad on the May long weekend, so I’ll hand deliver this to him. I started off with a 5.25 x 5.25 card base using Taylored Expressions CS and I layered the patterned paper with Barely Banana and Ballet Blue. I used the Verve set “Father Figure” and used my SU markers in Old Olive and Ballet Blue to color the sentiment. I framed it with Barely Banana and Ballet Blue. I kept this card pretty simple because my dad is not a “frilly” kind of guy at all. I know he loves my cards though and he’ll appreciate the love that went into this. Thanks for having a look!

April 28, 2010 at 11:12 pm Leave a comment

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