Saturday, June 11, 2011

Who wants some SUGAR & a funny story?

First of all, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for your kind words on yesterday's post re: the candy mix up. As for the work related incident, I am still in a bit of shock....find myself in another 'zone' at times, but thanks for some good friend and good laughs last night....I was able to put all that behind me for a few hours.


Secondly, I'd like to congratulate Trisha on her win at Magnolia Down Under!!!
You rock chicky!!!!

Now onto my card.

I saw a GREAT sketch at the SugarBowl Challenge & HAD to use it! Me & sketches. We get along fairly well sometimes! LOL
I have used my new Simply Sassy Sugar Nellie stamps called Lost in Thought & Skater Girl both available HERE at Funky Kits.

I have a funny story about my 'chipboard heart' here. You see I went to a local scrapbooking store in search of something I had bought there previously & they DID not have any more, so naturally, I spent the money on something else. This Tim Holtz Die. Whilst I was in the store I asked about chipboard coasters........the conversation went something like this:
"No I think she gave them away" (obviously not the owner)
"oh that's too bad " I say
"well you can buy big 12X 12 chipboard pieces you know" she says to me
"oh, how does that cut on the cricut? a cuttlebug?" I ask (having not used chipboard too often)
"oh it's great. cuts nicely" she says
"oh, ok, do u have big sheets of chipboard?" I ask
"yes, right here......." she leans over & hands me a piece of 'something'
MY REACTION- 'flipping it back & forth'  "oh this is cardboard, forget it, I'll use my cereal boxes"
BWWHAHAH!! I don't think she was none too happy with me.
my question of the day is:
So I come home & chop up my cereal boxes to use with this heart die & VOILA!
I painted it first with blue crackle paint then some tattered rose!

The chipboard sentiment (in the pic below) is from a set I got a long time ago. NOW that's chipboard. Thick and juicy! lol

Thanks for stopping by.
Hug your loved ones. Hold them close.
Never forget to say "I love you".

Challenges for my card:
 Clearly i Stamp- distressing
Ai Factory- use something new
Stamp Something- something punched
Crafts & Me- stamp something
SugarBowl (Sugar Nellie Challenge)- sketch (see below)/optional love theme


Larisa said...

Very nice card! I love all the cute details you put onto the top)))
Sorry, I know nothing of chipboard even...
hugs. Larisa. xx

Lori said...

Yep I use cereal, but Roberta gets nice big chipboard at gales remember the stuff we used for the recipe boxes, thick! Love the card and the die looks fantastic, I ordered crackle paint last week, can't wait!

Cassie said...

Wow! Great use of distressing, Cor! Thanks for playing along over at the CIC :D

Patty Sue 2 said...

Fantastic card. I love all the detail from the distressed edges to the chip board (or cereal boxes)LOL! Love the colors you used!

Kimberly said...

Seriously Girl...this card is freckin amazing...i so love it..And isn't it like a crafter to figure how to make do ourselfs before we buy. There are many times i see something that i love, look at the price and say, NO WAY i can make that myself...too funny, i think we all do that, (i hope)...TFS!

Mummo said...

What a fabulous card.
And I,m glad seeing you feel better today.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great card! LMAO, that is a funny story about the "cardboard"! And yes, there are different thicknesses to chipboard. The thick ones you cannot cut with a Cricut! I have some that are easy to bend by hand and others that are very hard. Just depends on what you want to use them for. Hope that helps!

coops said...

fantastic card these sassy`s, especially skater girl, shes my fav and your colours are gorgeous.
love your chipboard embellies, they look fab :D
glad you are feeling a little bright today.

xx coops xx

Dora said...

O wow this is fantastic Corry, what an idea for the chipboard!!! you are so amazing in creating awesome goodies out of nothing. Love it xxx

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is fantastic, Cor! I agree with the others, there are different thicknesses of chipboard, and I don't think a normal die cut or cricut would cut through the thickest! Cereal board is perfect, your heart is beautiful!

Kim Kelley said...

Love the card and your story!

Aussie Loz said...

oh, this is cool! love the 'chipboard' heart!! heve never used the stuff personally but yeah, pretty sure it comes in different thickness' over here too ♥

Eulanda said...

ha ha ha I would have loved to of seen the look on that lady's face! hee hee But I mean really...and that heart looks FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIK!! I love Simpy Sassy stuff but am staying the heck away from it. I can't even get the Magnolia's I ordered colored up from the LAST release!! LOL!! Great ALWAYS!! Hugs!

BA said...

this is so lovely
xoxo BA

saturated canary said...

luv it:)!!


Marilyn said...

Fab card Cor... and how've you been doing? I love all the distressing.

Debs said...

cereal boxes--you're so ingenius darling--love it, that heart is awesome--we'll have to trade/borrow die cut soon--hehe!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card Cor!! I love your cereal box heart!! Was it heart healthy cheerios?? Sorry about the stinky day at work and your character being maligned. Geesh, who can remember every challenge and candy you enter?? Not moi! But you handled yourself with grace and dignity!

Bettina said...

hi hun!gee, you have things going on dont ya. never heard of a candy mix up like that, but hey! its just a candy, cant believe shes writing all about it on her blog, why not just e-mail you? oh well. First i cryed( read your previous post) and then i laught. i love coming to your blog corry theres always something going on here,lol.
about the chipboard, wow what a great ide. i have that thick "chipboard" and when i bought it they said i can use it in my big shot but i think its cardboard so...never used it. but now i will use my cereal boxes, thanks for that fab ide. a great card too, i love it that heart looks fab.hugs and see ya!
(hope that work thingy will be ok hun. thinking of you. MWAH! loves ya!)

Juls said...

ooooh wowzer this is fabulous!!! Loving all the distressed edges!!! Hugs Juls

Auntie Em said...

Love your card! Great distressing.
Now we have another good reason to eat breakfast every morning..we will have chipboard to use on our LO!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Craftdee said...

Hi Corry....hope you've got over your nasty "Corryspondence" (I hear you groan!) Maybe that's where the third of your threes went :-) I've found that using cereal boxes is great, and if you want it thicker just glue a couple of cuts together - works especially well if you're going to paint it (covers up all the joins) As we say in Australia, 'ava g'day, Dee

sara said...

ooooh how did i miss this when you posted it corry !!! i love all the vinatagy details those edges are lush girlie !! that heart is fab as well and lets here it for cereal boxes so much cheaper than craft shop!!! ...oh and ...thanks for joining us at stamp something this week !!
hugs sara x x x

Kathy D. said...

Great distressing on your heart! And yes there is different thickness in chipboard. What a fun card and great images. Thanks for distressing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #29 at

Hope to see you Friday as challenge #30 comes out!

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