Sunday, August 18, 2013

Corrosive Challenge #181 - Kenny K Steampunk

Happy Sunday, blogland.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, and enjoying the lovely weather we've been having (at least here in New England).  Just last week I enjoyed a week off from work, and a visit with my mom up from Florida.  It was wonderful.  We also got a new puppy!!  My dear dog Snickers had to be put down back in October (he was 13 and lived a long and happy life).  I finally decided I was ready for a new furry friend and finally found "the one" during a visit to the Sterling Animal Shelter.  His name is Cooper and over all, he is a really good boy, and so much fun to have around.

He is growing and learning fast, and I am so grateful to have adopted him!

I am also ALWAYS glad when we welcome back a fantastic sponsor:  Kenny K!

Stamps from Kenny K are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations!  The winner of the challenge will win a prize of 5 digi stamps! 

In honor of 3 new hotties added to their Steampunk Burlesque line of stamps, the new Corrosive Challenge  simply "Steampunk".  Create a project with a steampunk theme.  As they describe it, over at Kenny K  "anything that is ornately embellished, with crazy amounts of fun and intricate Victorian-era detail - while retaining a modern rebellious attitude!" 

Now, I'm not gonna lie, I'm not the hugest fan of the whole steampunk thing...I guess maybe I just don't really get it, or maybe it's just not my style BUT when I saw the selection of images we could use, I had a hard time choosing, and realized that I could totally make things work, and just in time for an anniversary card for my hubby (Sept 3rd - 8 years!)

Paige Parisol is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped up with foam dots.  I added some glossy accents to her eyes, lips and the buttons on her gloves and boots.

I didn't end up using a sketch, so of course it took me twice as long, lol.  But I am pretty happy with the results.

Papers:  K & Company "Life's Journey" paper pad.
Embellies:  Colorbok metal keys, Ki Memories self adhesive metal accents, Light Mink Seam Binding, WOC Roses.  Button, metal corner and metal sentiment from stash.  Hemptique metal accents twine.

Get those gears in motion, and be sure to join us at the Corrosive Challenge for a chance at an awesome prize from a fabulous sponsor!


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Challenge #180 - It's Only A Number AND an 80's to the Max Birthday Blog Hop

Like, oh my god!  We have, like, a totally bitchin' new challenge this week at The Corrosive Challenge!  It's Regan's 40th birthday this week and to celebrate we have teamed up with sponsor Sassy Studio Designs to bring you a totally awesome, 80's to the Max, birthday blog hop!  There are LOTS of ways to win!

Our challenge this fortnight is a birthday one with a twist: "It's Only A  Number" - create a birthday themed project which includes a number on it.  EVERYONE who enters will receive a special Sassy Studio Designs image for FREE!  If you use a SSD image you will receive a bonus entry for the grand prize!  Simply enter a second link to your general blog with your name and "SSD" after it!  Want another reason to play along?  Our Top 3 this fortnight will also win a prize!  Each Top Pick will receive two images from the new SSD 80's release!
I was totally psyched to be able to work with "Flashdance Sassy".  Who doesn't love this movie, and the "Maniac" song?  If it wasn't summertime, I probably would have donned my red knit legwarmers while I made my card (Yes, I really own legwarmers).

She is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped up with foam dots.  At first, I really wanted to incorporate sweatshirt somehow, then I started digging in my closets and found some old headbands and had an "aha!" moment.  So I cut one up and gave her a sweatband.  Totally tubular, dude!

I also wanted to try out something new (to me), and went with a step card, which I have never done before, but will definitely do again!  My numbers are incorporated in my paper, and though it isn't specifically birthday related per se, I do think I'll have to pass this along to our honoree, Regan for her birthday!  She may not be a maniac on the dance floor anymore (except maybe at a Bon Jovi concert), but she sure is a crazy crafter sometimes!

Lindsay, the owner and artist behind Sassy Studio Designs, has created a whole collection of 80's themed images as her August release just for this occasion!  These images are so much fun and will bring you right back to the decade of distinctive pop culture, music, and trends!  The winner of our challenge this fortnight will win the ENTIRE SSD 80's COLLECTION!!!  (Can't wait to win them?  You can purchase them HERE now!)  To see all the gorgeous images being featured by our two righteous design teams, please join us for Regan's birthday blog hop!  The Sassy and Corrosive dudes and dudettes have designed some most excellent projects for you!  A random comment will be selected from each blog to win that featured image!  The more blogs you visit and comment on, the more chances to win you have!  Here is the complete list:


Debbie (SSD)
Jacki (SSD)
Lori (SSD)
Regan (CC)
Kathy (SSD)
Ruza (SSD)
Jasmine (CC)
Greg (SSD)
Mary (SSD)
Rebecca (CC)
Jackie (SSD)
Sara (SSD)
Rachelle (CC)
Maria ( SSD GDT)
Judy (SSD)
Michelle (SSD)
Linda (CC)
Carrie (SSD)
Chris (SSD)
Susan (SSD)
Julie (CC)
Karal (SSD)
Deb (CC)

Kim (SSD)
Lindsay (SSD)


For another chance to win, there are five 80's themed trivia questions at  The Corrosive Challenge and five more on the SSD blog.  Answer them for a chance to win 4 images from the new release! 

Deadline for the hop and trivia is 11:59pm Eastern time on Saturday, August 10th.  Winners of the blog hop and trivia will be announced Sunday, August 11th.  The challenge will run for the usual two weeks and winners will be announced on Monday, August 19th.

So, like don't be an airhead, and be sure to join the festivities or you might totally have a cow if you miss out!