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Friday, September 30, 2011

Forever Night Freaky Friday Challenge #11

Challenge #11
ANYTHING GOES WEEK
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About the Artist:
Designer of over 100 theatrical productions, Rick St Dennis (Donald McAfee) is also the author of 4 books on decorative painting and contributor to at least a dozen national magazines on crafts and art. He has taught design at the college level as well as seminars and classes across the USA and Canada. He is one of a handful of designers to have designed TWO productions of AIDA, Verdi's massive Egyptian opera spectacle. Currently living in the quiet beach community of Seal Beach, California he writes restaurant reviews and theatre reviews between assignments for web designs, logos and creating art for local shows. Rick has appeared on such TV shows as Home Matters with Susan Powell, Aileen's Crafts and others. He was Crafts editor for Country Folk Art Magazine and sells his artwork nationally through galleries and shows. Among numerous awards he won a presidential commendation in 1976 for his contributions to the bicentennial year including the design of the west coast premier of William Grant Still's opera BAYOU LEGEND. His drawings and paintings are in the collections of Diana Ross, Sandy Duncan, Sammy Davis Jr. and Jacqueline Onnasis amongst others.
This week's challenge winner will receive ..
3 Digi's
Today I have for you a card I made using his Huba Huba Witch image!  I think she is freakin cool!!! 
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Now head on over to the forever night challenge blog and get all the deets and see what everyone else has made for you today and don’t forget that tomorrow is the beginning of 31 days of Halloween!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bombshell Blog Hop… Holiday Hoopla!

This month’s theme is Yep you guessed it…. Holiday Hoopla!!!  Ms. Alison has this to say about her chosen theme…
Many of our major holidays are just around the corner. I think we all know what my favorite holiday is (Halloweenie! :twisted: )...but what's yours? My challenge to you is to make a Bombshell project for your favorite holiday. Bonus points if you make a decoration!!! Use any holiday you want and create something that's going to make us want to celebrate!!!
I have to say I love Halloween too!!!  Of course with getting ready for  31 Days I had to make something else Halloween.   I used  Bombshell Angel with her new costumes!  I love this steampunky one!  She is just totally cool!  We have some wonderful projects for you today!!!  First off mine!!!  of course why else would you be here!!!
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I colored her with my copics in lots of shades of purple.  I then added stickles to the inside of her cape, cause every lady loves the bling!!!  It’s quite a simple card today, gray SU cardstock, some echo park decorative paper from the Apothecary Emporium collection!  I love love love that collection!!  That’s it. 
So if you are joining me because you think I am awesome and visit me all the time, well bless your heart, welcome.. If for some reason you happened upon my blog by chance, welcome sit a spell and look to your hearts content then head on over to the Bombshell blog and start your hop there!!!  You so don’t want to miss any of the projects from this awesome group of crafters!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Forever Night Challenge #10 and Bombshell Tutorial

Hello Lovelies, I hope this Friday finds you all doing well!  I am finally getting over the yucky that was going around in my house so I am doing much better!  First I would like to say I am sorry I flaked last friday on Challenge #9, I hope you all had fun seeing what the other DT members created! Secondly let me say that I had loads and loads of fun with this challenge! 

Now if you know anything about me at all you know that I am a Harry Potter FREAK!!!!  well this week our challenge is:  Wicked World of Hogwarts!!!  We got to work with the Har Repotter line from Bugaboo Stamps  I specifically got to work with “the sidekick” (Ron)!  You all know he is my favorite!  Anyway, this little image reminded me of when we first met Ron on the train when he was trying to work the spell that Fred and George had told him would work on his pet rat!  So that is where I went with this, of course the daughter told me I had to make him a true ginger so I tried my hardest using copics and colored pencils to get that right shade of red!  I hope it shows in the picture!  
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So head on over to the Forever Night Challenge blog and see what the others have made for you and be sure to play along with us!!!  I can’t wait to see what you make!

NOW…

Bombshell Tutorial time…
Accordion Planner using a file folder!
Manila File folder
Scoring system
Stamps of choice (I used Bombshell Angel with dress up, A Pirates Life, and Bride)
Cardstock cut at: 3 7/8 x 7 (4), 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ (1), 4 ½ x 3 7/8(1), and 3 7/8 x 3 7/8(3)
Patterned Paper cut at: 3 5/8 x 6 ¾ (4), 4 ½ x 6 ¾ (1), 4 ¼ x 3 5/8 (1), and 3 5/8 x 3 5/8(3)
Strong adhesive
Corner punch ( I used the ticket corner punch from Stampin up)
Inks
Embellishments
I am trying a new way to give a tutorial… Let’s see if it works!!  Please click on the pictures to enlarge them to see the step by step instructions!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

SISC76~Photo Inspiration


Hello Lovelies, I hope you are doing well today!  Like the title says, we have a photo inspiration challenge for you today!  We had 2 photos to choose from and I must say it was hard to make a choice.  I chose the one I did because it reminded me of a picture I have of my mom when she was getting a chemo treatment… It’s a Mardi Gras shirt and as soon as I find the box with my scrapbooks in them I will post a picture for you!!!  I love my new craft room but organizing it is a pain in the arse!!!

So here is the photo I chose for my inspiration:
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Isn’t that just cool!!!
Here is the card I made… the sentiment was added digitally because I ran out of ink to print it and it is a digi sentiment to go with the digi image I chose to use.  Katie is the name of my image and she is one Rockin cancer patient!  Just like my mommy was!  Anyway, no sadness today, on with the show!  Here is my card:

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Plain and simple but to the point! 

I hope you head on over to the StampInsanity site to see what everyone else has done and take the time to join us in our challenge this time!  Remember we have changed to a bi-weekly challenge so you have plenty of time!!!



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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bombshell Hop

Now I know your saying Kelli, it’s not the last Wednesday of the month so what do you mean Bombshell Hop!!!  Well let me tell you all about it! If you get the Bombshell Newsletter then you already know that Shannon released a new Halloween digi set called Halloween Costume designed to work with your Bombshell Angel stamp set!
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Isn’t that cool!!!  I love them.. The DT members were give these a couple of weeks ago so that we could make some projects to show what we would do with them!  Therefore the hop!  So here we are… I have used two of the costumes for today, leaving one for another time.
The first is the witch costume.  I colored her with my markers and added some stickles.  Then I took the Bombshell sketch for this month and loosely used it for my card.  I lightly distressed the edges of all my papers and heavily distressed the sentiment!  I am thinking of using both of my projects today for Halloween sleepover invitations!
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For my 2nd project I used the Bride of Frank dress up!  She too is distressed and colored with copics, no glitter on her but the patterned paper has plenty!! 
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Now hop on over to see what others have made and if you started here you may want to go to the beginning of the list so that you don’t miss out on some wicked awesome projects!!!

Bombshell Stamps Blog
Alaine
Alison
Mary G
Glittery Katie
Kelli
Kathi

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bombshell Sketch Challenge

Hello Lovelies, today I have for you my take on the Bombshell sketch set forth by our fearless Bombshell leader Ms. Kathi!  She always makes wonderful sketches.  I have to admit though i changed one part of it! 

Here is the sketch:

Here is my  take on the sketch... I used the bombshell set Retro Cowgirl.  I love that set.. I love all the bombshell sets! 

Now remember that you can win some wonderful prizes including the Retro Cowgirl set just joining us this month in the challenge!


Be sure to head over the the Bombshell Blog to see what the other DT members have made and for more complete details on how to win... You are also more than welcome to join us on the Bombshell Stamps Forum!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

At Last! We thought you’d never arrive!!

Hello Lovelies,  I know it’s been a few days and for that I apologize.  I was working really diligently on several projects that needed to be mailed for swaps and also this lovely that I am showing today. 

Now some of you may be thinking, if you go by the post title, that my cousin had her baby.  Well you would be wrong.. That is a line from Alice In Wonderland, my most favoritest book and movie!! Especially the latest Burton version of it!  Anyway The Burtonesque Dolls have decided to close up shop for a while to revamp things and come back with a bang… They are having a DT call and I couldn’t wait to apply, especially with the guidelines set forth for the application… Here they are…

Show us your quirky, your creepy, your funky most beloved projects and incorporate your most favorite Burton film or Burton like film! Tell us all about that film and why it is your favorite! …

So I had to, I just had to…  Alice, for those who don’t know, is my favorite because of the wickedness of it all.  I have always said that if there were a true “Kellitopia” it would be wonderland.  I could totally be besties with the hatter, and Cheshire cat!  Oh how some days I wish there were a Kellitopia!!! 

My project is based on a combination of the latest version of Alice in Wonderland and also the PS3 game that was inspired from it.. If you haven’t played the Alice In wonderland game for the game systems, DO IT!!!!  I was totally addicted!!!  (Shows how much of a nerd I am) .  Anyway, I used G45 papers and Images from Simply Betty Stamps :  Ellanore and Piper.  I love that whole set, but Piper is my favorite… (shhh….don’t tell the others)
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This is a planner(tutorial on bombshell blog at the end of the month!!!).  I am forever throwing receipts into my purse then never finding them again, or the coupons that print out at Michaels or AC Moore for the next week,  I usually find those the day after they expire!!  Well no more, I am going to throw this beauty into my purse to catch all the important coupons I want to keep, along with the odd recipe I write the name of when we are eating out and I want to remember to make it at home!

I also made this little card a while back for another challenge but she goes so well with this I thought I would show her again.  I used G45 paper here also and SU cardstock..
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See you tomorrow with the Bombshell Sketch Challenge!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

SISC75 and Smeared and Smudged Blog hop

Hello lovelies, first of all let me say I am so very sorry for being late!!!  Today I have for you two projects!  The first is for StampInsanity.  The Groovy Gurlz under the encouragement of our fearless leader Beth have decided to combine wards and have a bi-weekly challenge from now on!  This weeks challenge is Purple and Black!  Here is my card:
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this was a close up to show that her hair is purple, but I am still not seeing it!!!  Believe me her hair is purple!!!  Please head over to the site to see what everyone else has done and be sure to join us in our challenge!!!
Now for the Smeared and Smudged Member blog hop…
I know it’s been a while since I participated in a blog hop for S&S but I miss them!  This was a last minute thing for me so please be kind…
Here is what Terra said about the theme:
The theme this month is Pieces and Parts. Use at least two stamp or digi images combined to make a "new" image or focal point on your project. So, you can combine the top half of one stamp with the bottom of another, or add a part of one to another, or even build a background from several images, it's up to you! Use your imagination and have fun with it. We can't wait to see what you come up with! Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine), which we're sure you won't miss with this month's theme.
Easy Peasy right!!!  Anyway I used 2 images from 2 different sets, the bot bot set and the stitchy situation set!  I think he came out pretty cool though!!!
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here’s a close up… I colored him with my colored pencils!!!  I think I am starting to get the hang of those things!!!  Anyway I hope you enjoy my little project and if you started here make sure to go back and see what everyone else has made and if you have followed the list, one more stop to go!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Craft Room Remix!!!

Hello Lovelies, last week my hubby and I sat down and drew out a new craft room layout to do in the future.  Well he surprised me this weekend since he had a 4 day and said lets do it now!!!  So Thursday I started packing up everything and moving out so that we would have a clean slate to start with! 
Here's what it looked like, messy and all, to begin with!
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I know I know, to much stuff and no where to put it!!!  So out came storage totes and not yet broken down for recycling cardboard boxes and everything went either into the garage or the laundry room, which is right next door to the craft room!  Then I spent all day Thursday packing up…. Ask Alison, I worked my ass off to get this done by Friday morning!  Alison also told me to take pictures of the whole process so that we could scrapbook it together…me my craft room and her their bathroom….so I did!  I even took a picture of the computer screen to show what music I was playing while cleaning!!!
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So here is the clean slate with almost everything gone… We left the paper trays on the wall until it was time to move them…easier that way!
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Now there are lots of pictures but I wont show them all now, because then you won’t enjoy my scrapbook pages as I make the book!!!LOL 
I can’t tell you how super stoked I am to have a newly designed craft room.. I do not have a finished picture because I have to organize all the crap I mean craft stuff that was in here before but I can show you what the new room looks like put together!
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I was either texting Alison or my sister in this pic!!! LOL Taking a break!  Do you see my new bright blue wall???  Love it!
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Ok I am done for now!!!  I am just so excited to have new space!!!  There is even room for a couple friends!!!