Wahooo…… I’m BACK …with a splash !!

Well I finally got time to really sit down and actually color, admittedly it was a quickie session… but I got to color and dang but it feels good. Here is a really cool image by Cute As A Button “Bathtub Mermaid” and as if you didn’t guess already… yup I gave my new Chameleon Pens Color Tops a whirl. Add on a splash of Sakura Gelly Roll for some glitz and glam and detailing.. and voila!

I mounted her on a ply wood art tile/canvas  using double sided sheets of adhesive tape and inked up the edges with 3 tones of Color Smart Ink pads.  I’ll add a protective waterproof layer before hanging her in the bathroom.

This is my challenge image for July for the Cute As A Button Challenge Blogspot… come on over and play

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

HAPPY MAIL!! Chameleon Color Tops Kickstarter Kit

Super excited to finally have my Chameleon Color Tops from the Kickstarter program a few months back.  No big unboxing .. lil man tore into this box the second we got it haha.  He likes Happy Mail as much as his momma does.

Ok..so for those who of you who don’t know what a Kickstarter program is.. a brief explanation.  Kickstarter is used by companies to raise funds to get new products into production and I guess probably gauge the public’s response to an idea to see if it is worth continuing with before committing to Big $’s  in production.

Anyone who was involved in this one will tell you… the public responded… in a big way lol.  this project was open for funding for a month.. and met it’s initial funding goal in the first 2 hours of  going live.  If you are a Chameleon Pens fan… that would come as no surprise to you at all LOL.

Various reward levels are available to suit funding partners of all budgets.  Funding commitments started at $10,  all the way up to a whopping $400+ for those people who just wanted it all. Each funding level had it’s own rewards associated with it.  Basically you select how much you want to pay in to fund the project and you get the rewards on offer for that level BEFORE they go on sale to everyone else.  Much as I would have loved to go all out for the “LOT”, I just didn’t have the funds available to do that * sigh.  But I did jump in and get my  Color Tops… and then on top of the regular rewards there were also goal rewards. As funding offers flew in .. a new goal level  reward was added in…so on top of my color tops… I also received a bunch of extra goal rewards. The detailer pen, an additional blender pen, extra tips and color cards… there was also free online classes offered which we all received  when the funding period closed.

Ok so..what did I pay? and what did I get …  a $70 pledge got me the full range of  the brand new product “Color Tops” plus the extras mentioned above.  If you know what tip to tip blending is, and already know the concept behind how Chameleon Pens work…. then this will  be easy to understand.  Instead of coloring with one color and achieving your tones with the blender tops on each pen…. you can now tip to tip blend EASILY, ACCURATELY AND ….in COLOR!!!   yup.  The exact way you blend with your current Chameleons using clear blender.. but in color.

I am not going to gab on forever about this right now… expect a new post real soon, probably with video. If I can find a quiet minute to make a basic one I will.

One Happy Crafter… thanks Chameleon Pens!!!  comes as no surprise you blew the funding goals out of the water again this time.  And for all of you who missed out on the Kickstarter again this time… The new products will be available soon 🙂  If you haven’t seen these pens before…and this is your  first time hearing the name … WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN !!!!  lol

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

Quickie Grad Card & a fond farewell to KennyKStamps

I had a request for a last minute graduation card last week, and this was what I made her. I already knew the perfect image for it, “Graduation Girl” by KennyK the young lady in question looks just like her. So I grabbed that… and a few more * whistles innocently. Hey Cmon.. the store is closing … and they are such a deal… and I had a few spare bucks in my paypal…. How could I NOT go shop the closing down sale and grab as many as I could before they are gone?? what am I .. crazy, me an lil man love our KennyK’s ??? LOL

Ok so here it is.. it’s a super simple card Image was print and cut on the Cricut, then colored with Chameleon pens and a detailer.  Mounted on a panel of this cute Preschool type paper with apples and math  on it… and mounted on a simple top fold card.  The inside had a  simple sentiment and  a money pocket added..and I used these fab foiled star and balloon stickers that I have in my stash from Walmart that I got on clearance.  Absolutely love those foiled stickers, so useful.  I added a few more balloons and stars to the edge of the envelope.


Be sure to drop over and check out the fab closing down sale and Facebook party over at KennyK stamps…

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

Guest Designer – Lil’ Man D ( 4yrs old ) laminated bookmarks

We had to go get new tires the other day and my lil guy.. much as he loves the dealership and checking out all of the cars and trucks..specially the trucks ( he is just like his daddy when it comes to trucks lol ) .. he gets bored after a while.  So this time I decided to take along my portable easel box I showed you in a previous post earlier this week and watercolors  in case they came in handy… plus it was a great way to test it out and see how well it worked out.

They have a seating area with comfy chairs, but also a large eating area with vending machines and coffee etc and part of that is a long bar area with bar stools…and lots of natural light from the big windows.  So we sat down  with some snacks and drinks and I started to color.. lol.. 2 seconds later as predicted “I want to color please mommy”

So here we go, these are 4 of the bookmarks he painted while we were waiting for our new tires.  I had already stamped everything out  on precut  strips of Canson Mix Media Paper and they were in the easel box ready to go with the H2o pen.  The easel box and the Gansai Tambi box are about the same size so easy to grab and go even without a bag.
I love this first Giraffe because he told me he was painting a rainbow on it too ..  I love his imagination, but I am sure glad he explains what some of it is sometimes haha.  Some of these will go to friends and relatives and others will go in the Abandoned Art box.  The Giraffe is a stamp we picked up at Michaels last month.  The father and daughter image is a Unity Stamp co stamp  that I stamped up for me to color, but he hijacked it haha

The finished pieces were mounted on some plain Recollections 65lb card stock and then laminated and a hole punched for them.  A little bit of ribbon and some beads and they will be all ready to go 🙂


This portable easel with storage is great .. he loved it so much he asked for one of his own so he could bring his pens along next time too.  These boxes are small enough and light enough for a kid to easily carry around and if required .. you could easy pop on a carry handle or strap. Once his is finished,  he will be able to decorate it as he wishes. He loves to paint wooden blanks and boxes,  so I know whatever it is…. it will be UNIQUE  haha

 

Supplies:






Unity Stamp co. First Love, First Hero

Stampendous “PenPattern Giraffe”








H2o brush






Gansai Tambi Watercolor set




iconiconicon
















I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

“Catch of the Day” fun fishing themed card

I picked up another fun new cut file in my latest traipse over at CUP,  Tri-Fold Scalloped Top Card by one of my favorite SVG designers, Rae Carr.
cup_fishies

I recently picked up some new Gina Marie Dies “Gone Fishing” and  I had  grabbed this fun image from Bugaboo Stamps called Girlz – wiggle the bait to go with them.  Well as it happens, I have been waiting for  just the right project to use the paper stack I won from DCWV a few months back.. and this was it!  It’s a gorgeous paper stack called Coastal, filled with all sorts of cool  card sheets.. including some pearl foiled and printed linen pages. cup_fishies2 cup_fishies3
I added in a dual stitched frame  using my Lil’Inkers dies and added the catch of the day chalkboard look using a Zig Chalk Pastel Pen.  The inside  net was created using the lattice portion of the Gina Marie Lacey Lattice die set I got a month or so back.  The fish was colored with Tim Holtz Distress ink pads, as was the chalk board frame and the nets and rod.

The base card was cut from a Craft Smith solid color card stack on my Cricut Explore and the image was printed on Canson Mixed Media, then colored with Chameleon Pens.

Adhesives for this project were Zig Photo Tape and Zig 2 way glue.

I was naughty….this was supposed to be my DT project for the new Bugaboo Stamps Challenge starting on the blog in January… but I was impatient to share it.  Soooo…. guess I’ll be doing another project this weekend lol.

Be sure to subscribe to the blog, or follow me on Facebook etc if you want to be alerted to the new challenge.  All you Bugaboo Stamp fans, get your creative juices flowing..  this one is exclusively for Bugaboo Stamps Projects and prizes are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps every month.  Woo Hoo.. we love our Bugaboo Stamps, so the DT team are a bunch of happy little clams…. and ….we have a new DT  joining us for the Bugaboo Challenge too  🙂

Slightly off topic and I will be posting about this tomorrow  too.. I just had a quick peek  to see what new Gina Marie Dies are available and saw some fab deals on some Deep Red Rubber Stamps ..I was drooling over the vintage ones… specially at those prices.  They will be fab for my vintage/steampunk backgrounds.  AND for any of you old Cricut Explore owners who never got the Bluetooth Adapter... I also saw they have a handful of them available .. $10…… so if you always wanted one.. now’s the time to go grab one, they don’t have many in stock.

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

 

CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie Poinsettia & butterflies card

cup735199_2166

Over the Top Card & Facets Box Poinsettia Christmas 991 by Gertraud Lueckel – GertisDesign

Beautiful bright and colorful  butterfly design card kit, which you can download for FREE this week.

“This card and box are easy to make. Instructions are on the sheets. Card size is 6 x 7.5 and the box is 2.5” inch. Everything match and will be such a lovely present for everyone.

Some decoupage. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, With Love, Christmas Wishes”

 

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

 

CraftingAbility & Cohas coupons

craftingbannerCraftingAbility has just announced a brand new website, Cohas.com  which features a wide variety of chalk art supplies, including chalkboards, chalkboard labels, and liquid chalk markers. With the growing popularity in the chalk art world, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone!

Check out these fun chalkboard labels!
These fun and uniquely designed labels can be used on items around the house, or for any crafting project! Label dog food containers or show puppy love in your paper crafts. Dream up something big with the “thought” bubble sticker. Decorate any equestrian’s room with
the horse labels. Show some love with the small heart stickers. The possibilities are endless!cohas2

Love the idea of chalkboard labels, but want to make your own?

At Cohas, they offer chalkboard material for use with personal vinyl cutters! These 12 by 12 inch sheets consist of the same material they use for all of their chalkboard labels, allowing you to create your own Cohas labels in any size or shape! The material comes in sets as small as 6 sheets, to as large as 40, and some come with the same chalk markers they include with their own labels! Check it out!

cohas

They also carry a great selection of chalk art supplies and materials!

Chalkboards

Real Slate

Chalk Markers

Special Cyber Monday Sale!

Stop by Cohas.com for a special 25% off all Cohas products. Use coupon code CyberMonday now through Monday, November 28th and save big! Plus, shipping is automatically free on all Cohas products!*

*Coupon cannot be combined with other offers. Free shipping applies only to Cohas products. Coupon and free shipping not valid on individual chalk markers and other products not manufactured by Cohas. Valid only for US orders.

Visit Cohas for More Products and Ideas

You can still continue to enjoy all the same crafting products, ideas, and customer service at CraftingAbility.com!

crfting3

crafting2crafting1

Stop by the website to get all your last minute gifts for that crafter or scrapbooker in your life. From Wink of Stella Glitter brushes and markers, to photo glues and tapes, Gansai Tambi paints, and Manga art supplies, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your crafty list! And, with their ongoing sale, you can still save 20% on all items listed at CraftingAbility.com, or use the coupon to receive free shipping on US orders!

Don’t forget your CraftingAbility discounts!

Use code Craft20 for 20% off all products in your cart!

Or use code CraftShips for free shipping on orders $75 and more! Not available for international orders.

Or send the a few pictures of your projects and 250 words or more on how you use the products, and if they use it on their site, they’ll give you $15 towards your next order!

 

Humorous Birthday Card – I didn’t Froget !

Ok.. by now you regular visitors to my blog are probably getting used to my warped sense of humor ..so here’s another one for you.  This little guy is the new Progressive Challenge Freebie over at Scrapper’s Delights.  Myself and the Freebie Friday team had a lot of fun with this lil dude… you should check out their cards too.  I linked to them  further down this post 🙂 ..and of course you can find them all on the Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog too.

SDFF_froggy_wmd

Details:

 

  • Card Base Craft Smith 12×12 from the Yellows & Oranges pack  stamped with a mix of random stamps  and Ranger Archive Inks
  • Image Friday Freebie Froggy from Scrapper’s Delights
  • Sentiment and border was added to the image and printed  on my Epson Eco tank on Canson Mix Media Paper.
  • Colored with Chameleon and Zig Kurecolor markers

 

Friday Freebie DT Team Cards:  Go check them out and leave these ladies some comments on their blogs too 🙂

becky dee donna
 Becky DeeVee  NanaDonna
lynnpenguin mari nicky
 Lynn  Mari   Nicky

froggy

 

 

 

Scrapper’s Delights digital Stamp Store

Scrapper’s Delights Facebook Group

Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog

 

 

 

 

Challenges entered:

 

 

 

Humorous “old age” card

This card features the fab March Freebie at Scrappers Delights, one of the  awesome new KennyK backgrounds from the Superheros release earlier this month …and my really bad drawing for the foreground LOL.

bot_front_wmd

I started out with two fab Digi images and some clouds  from PSP tubes.  I use an old version of Paint shop Pro from back in the JASC days, I assume they still have tubes in the Corel versions.. I should probably go look-see.  I have them, but prefer to work in  the older versions to be honest.

 
Details:

Bot Image – Scrappers Delights “Robot Gage 1”
CityScape –
KennyK Stamps “Rooftop Skyline”
Clouds  –
Jasc Paint Shop Pro Tube
Foreground –
MsWipz  scrappy drawing

Pens usedChameleon, Zig Kurecolor, Zig Memory System, Ranger Distress pens
Sentiment  –
Font Justov & Frission 
Edges –
Ranger Distress Inks Hickory Smoke, Walnut, Fossilized Amber

Card Base  – Recollections Gray card pack
Image Insert – Regular 88 bright Georgia Pacific printer paper
Image base-
Printed on 110lb Georgia Pacific and mounted on Darice Foam Sheet

Challenges – March Scrappers Delights Facebook Group

I may be  compensated for purchases made through affilaite links on this page.

 

Rockin my Crafts with KennyK

March has been a month full of surprises….  not all good….BUT these ones  absolutely, no question make up for all the bad ones and some!!

First I won some fab New Release digis over on the KennyK “Name the Hero” Contest last week (..almost the entire new release set..and yes, you bet I grabbed the rest of the collection). My submission for family name was chosen…. let me introduce you to the  “Rockit’s”  and a set of fab sentiments and backgrounds to accompany them.  This collection features 4 backgrounds, 2 sentiment sheets and 7… yes SEVEN family characters. Rockits

One of the reasons I am so exicted about this new release is the backgrounds..I know I am a sad puppy… but I have been looking for these urban/city-scape backgrounds for ages. Not only for KennyK projects, but to mix and match with other art I use.  These are AWESOME and I am so excited to see more of these fab backgrounds in the future.  You can find all of these New Release digital stamps here 


THEN I had some fab happy mail from KennyK 2 days earlier than expected…. yay for USPS!!

I have been coveting the KennyK clear stamps since I first saw these… but most of my KennyK collection is digital.  I had one clear stamp I won last year,  so now I have another 3 new ones to add to my collection and I don’t have these in digital format YET. And of course the added temporary tattoo and sticker that came with them will be loved by the lil man 🙂 I love these retro ladies… and everyone knows I love the Goth and Steampunk girls lol. Can’t  wait to have some fun with these girls in some new projects this month 🙂
kkrubbersJust to be different…. from right to Left:

Dangerous curves
Devilish Donna
Sexy Rocker


The lil guys birthday is this coming week ..and the K’s lil man Sean is also turning 4 this month.  Elena and I have chatted about the boys  over the last year since we discovered they were born around the same time.  To top off my KennyK fabtastic week ….my happy mail also arrived with two awesome KennyK illustrated Lego Magazines for the little man. He will absolutely love these, totally wasn’t expecting this.. THANK YOU sooo much.
lego_comics
I can’t believe he got his very own KennyK illustrated  Magazines…and LEGO ones at that. He loves Lego.  Some of you may or may not know that KennyK does a lot of commercial art projects on some HUGE .. and if you have little boys… I mean HUGELY popular brands. Next time you are in the toy aisle… you could be picking up some KennyK artwork and not even know it.

On an end note ….just because I am a happy little clam right now.

One of the things I love about my crafting; soppy as it sounds, but it is entirely sincere I promise. I love the fact that my crafting, blog  and message board have led to meeting some fantastic people, artists, manufacturers, vendors and crafters alike.  It’s like having one fantastically crazy family,  only a key touch away.

I won’t name you all …. but if you read my blog, Facebook, Google+ etc… you already know who you are 🙂  The fact that I will happily chat for hours, blog about your work, projects, products etc. and hang out with you… with no incentives, or personal gain… should tell you how much ya’all mean to me.   That’s not to say I don’t get  the occasional surprise gift, products to review etc. for the blog… because it’s very clear on all my affiliate linked and review pages that I do LOL…  but the majority of my posts are just  done because I love what I see and the people I hang out with…and I want to share it.

Coming from a web background I know the importance of word of  mouth and link sharing.. and I am thrilled to be able to do my small part in sharing the love to all you fab guys and gals that give us crafters all the fab  products, services, tutorials and project ideas that keep us happy ….and broke, or maybe that is just my kid and his crazy craft and toy collection LOL.

KennyK “collectively”  Thanks for Rocking my Crafts and for being an awesome couple of peeps …. and for having a fab group of crazy DT’s .. and crafting family  …..you girls are the best 🙂