Monday, January 10, 2011

A Cocoa Mouse Cutie from CPC's Newest Partner - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I am almost embarassed to post - it has been soooo long. The holidays were a big deal for me. I know that is true for most everyone, but with my fibro and trying to catch up and keep up with all the exciting new plans for the DT at Christian Paper Crafts, I have been going a little crazy. I bet you can guess what my New Year's Resolution is......I won't say it though, in case I just can't post on my blog as much as I'd like. (Wow - that was a big clue, wasn't it? lol)

As the title of this post says, we at CPC are now partnering with the awesome Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  I have always loved their digis and have several of them. They now make clear stamps as well as digis. They also have two challenge blogs. One of them is a sketch challenge blog, and the other is a blog with nothing but adorable Cocoa mouse challenges, called (naturally) Crazy for Cocoa Challenge Blog! I can dig that! I love this digi of Cocoa with a strawberry. I know this image can be found in a set called Feel Fruity Cocoa, but I got him individually some time ago.  Anyway,  the card below is for the current Cocoa Challenge, C4CC6, which has to do with resolutions. One of my resolutions is to send more of the cards I make to friends and other who need them. So this fits right in. I left a sentiment off so that I can add the appropriate one as needed.

I am also using this card for the Stamp Something Challenge Blog, which has a new challenge every Friday. This time their challenge is simply to use digis! So this fits that challenge. They have a great prize package too, with lots of free digis from some great companies. Check them out for sure!

Also, I can't forget to add that I actually cased this cutie card for last week's Wednesday CASE Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts - CPC-WCA85.  The challenge was to CASE a card from our Partner Co. - SNSS. So I chose to case an adorable card from Peggy McCurry. Her card was in the SNSS Gallery, and you can have a look at it here. As you can see, I changed some things. I started out making the 2 panels that Peggy made at the top and the bottom of the card, but I felt like I didn't have the room. Plus, I only added my ribbon (from my stash) at the top of the page, made it pleated with glue dots, and I chose to add a white button and flat pearls from Queen and Co. on each pleat.

I colored my image with Copics and kept the colors much like Peggy's. However, since my dp was bright pink in stead of red, I used shades of pink Copics to color my strawberry. I colored Cocoa's ears pink, as well as his nose and cheeks, but I added a little Pearl Smooch on each ear and the top of the strawberry. Thought it gave it a little bling - and I always like bling! My dp is by Best Creations, and the strawberries in the design were just perfect to go with the image. I matted the pp and the image square with Bazzill dotted Swiss cs. The whole thing was placed on a white square card. Btw, the actual image is about 3.5" x 3.1", and the Neenah cs it was printed on was cut to approximately 4" x 4". I think that about covers it.

Be sure and check out the next SNSS challenges, and also stop by CPC, as we are having lots of cool challenges right now, and Korin and lots of her team are there inspiring us and chattin it up with us! We are having so much fun, and the best part is that we are all doing our best to glorify Jesus in all we do. Remember, challenges at CPC have no time limit, so there is no pressure! Come on over - I think you will find that you meet wonderful ladies and enjoy some wonderful blessings!  Speaking of that, have a blessed day!


1 comment:

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card is so cute! I love the pink strawberry and the great ribbon treatment! TFS