Mar 22, 2015

Sweet Stamp Shop March Release!

Hey there!! Today I am sharing my cards for the latest stamp release over at Sweet Stamp Shop. If you haven't see the new sets yet, head on over to check them out!

Here is the first card using the cute set TURNIP:

I wanted my card to ROCK it! So I added some gold and craft chevron card stock underneath my main sentiment panel. I colored in the sentiments to help them pop a bit. And I colored my beets and turnips using Copic markers.


Next I wanted to make this little gang of veggies happy and partying it up! So I added some little party details using other Sweet sets that you may already have in your stash. The balloons are from PERFECT PANDA and the maracas are from TACO BOUT IT:


I coloured them all using Copics and added a hand cut party hat and a die cut for the 'birthday' sentiment.  I drew in the balloon strings using a white gel pen from CutCardStock.com

As always, Nicole has some fun designs over at Sweet Stamp Shop. Also, don't forget she is going gangbusters on the personal planner stamp sets. She released a new one this month too: Plan Pet.
So don't be shy, head on over and take a look! Also check them out on FB. There are always fun things to  see and also info on sales and giveaways!

Thanks for joining me today. Hope you have a great week!
k

Mar 20, 2015

AWDML: White on white designing

I'm over at A Walk Down Memory Lane blog sharing a card using some white embossing paste on white card stock. If you have never used embossing paste, but you are curious about it, head on over by clicking HERE! See what it can do for you. I love the look and there really are so many looks you can get from it. It makes a nice subtle background, like on my card here. OR it can also be the star of the show like others you may have seen. You can search around the AWDML blog to see other examples of it.

Anyway, you can also purchase some of that paste (and a stencil or two) from the AWDML store and check it out yourself. Its so much fun, I'm pretty sure you will be happy you did!

Here's a little close up:

Thanks for checking in with me today. I hope you have a good one!!
xoxo
k

Mar 19, 2015

Translucent Papers: CutCardStock.com

Hey-lo there! It's getting close, this spring holiday we all love so much.
Join me over at CutCardStock.com for my easter card with a tutorial on how to make your own easter grass for a card! They have some great translucent papers to help you out with this and all are on sale now! 


And a close-up:


Hope all is well for you today!
xoxo
k

Mar 17, 2015

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Die Cut card design

Hey there! I've been out travelling this past weekend so it's been quiet quiet here. But I am back and wanted to share with you some things from last week.

I'm over at A Walk Down Memory Lane blog every friday and this was last weeks post, all about designing with die cuts. I made up two cards, one is below.
You can check out the rest HERE:



Today is a quick hello to you. I hope you have a happy happy happy day! I have to run now because I have ALL 4 kids at home all week long and they are getting restless. Which can be a disaster, as you may guess!

Be sure to check back tomorrow, I have a card over at CutCardStock.com and some Sweet Stamp Shop march release cards to share too!

Thanks for stopping in today. I have missed you! Glad to be back.\
xoxo
k


Mar 9, 2015

Stamping with Crafty Friend Jill Hawkins!!

Hey there! It's a Monday, and what better way to start off the week, than with a card! I wanted to share with you a little number that I made up a few months ago. You might remember the Re-Mix challenge they had over at PC Magazine for a publication call? Well, you were supposed to choose a crafty friend to work with. One of you makes a card and the other re-mixes the idea and makes a card as well.  

Well, my special crafty friend Jill Hawkins over at Fastest Turtle joined with me to make some card magic together. Now let me just say, Jill is a gem! She is so kind, and generous and FUNNY! She just cracks me up all the time. I loved working with her. Her style is fun and fresh and she does really intricate work. Every time I see something of hers I go, "MAN! That is awesome!"  I was so happy she was willing to be my partner. And wouldn't you know, we made cards that got picked up for publication! YAY! (Too bad PC Mag had to shut down before actually using them. Boo :(

So today to start our week out right, Jill and I are sharing the cards we made. Here is the first one. Some spotlight stamping:


This started as a die cut water-colour panel. I stamped the images with coloured ink and then spritzed them with water. I then stamped the background in varying greys and then splattered the whole thing with some gold spray mist.

And here is the second card using some coloured embossing paste and a stencil. This stencil is definitely my favourite! All the inks I used to tint the embossing paste with are Distress Inks. I love all these colours together.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts which I covered with a healthy dose of Glossy Accents.


And actually, you get to see a little bonus card. This card was originally different.... Here is the first attempt I made when I used water-colour and the stencil together (A technique you can learn from the Online Card Classes: Watercolor for Cardmakers). I used the same supplies, just different colours and technique. I started with a panel of card stock painted with some gesso. I decided the card above was stronger, so I entered it as the one for publication instead. That's the great thing about crafting! You can try different things to see what results you get. It's a fun way to learn.


Please be sure to check out Jill's blog and post to see her take on these cards. She creates amazing things! She is currently on the MFT design team and creates stunning cards every week that are inspiring and get your crafty blood pumping. Be sure to stop by her blog to say "HELLO Wonderful," to her!!

Thanks so much Jill for being my special crafty friend! You make me smile and give me the urge to bust out my ink and stamps. A girl couldn't ask for much more than that! God bless you, friend....

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great week! Get craft and do something special for yourself. I hope amazing things are in store for you, starting with today!

Until next time,
xoxo
k

Mar 6, 2015

AWDML One Layer Stamping Card

Today's selection over at A Walk Down Memory Lane  blog will be this little number, hand stamped by little ol' me.

drum roll please.......


BAM!


That's all she wrote for today because really, you have to jump on the link to see the tutorial. (That's how it goes ;) Do you like one-layer stamping? I love it! More and more it's my go to style because life is just racing by and I usually need a quick card for an occasion. So it's one layer, and I love it!

I will see you next week with another AWDML post and another fun sumthin' sumthin' for you to take a look at ;)

Have an amazing weekend!!
xoxo
k

Feb 28, 2015

Background Stamping with AWDML and a little Trip

 Hello there friends!!! It's been awhile for us to meet together again.  I have had family in town for the last month and we took a little side trip just recently. Can you guess where? Here is a photo of my favorite part of our trip. A little place out of the way of the city. It was stunning! This is the first time I have ever understood someone naming a color 'sea foam'.  It really IS a color! So gorgeous!


Here is a little picture of my darling husband teaching 3 of the 4 kids how to fake "falling off a cliff." Yes, I know... being married with 4 boys is NOT for the faint of heart! (because actually hubby WAS on the edge of the cliff. Had to be so the other wouldn't fall!)

And, TADA!! Here is where I was. Do you recognise it?? It was a lovely trip! We returned to a full week of fun activities in Singapore before my guests departed just two days ago, and just between you and me, all I have been able to do since they left, is sit on my couch. Just can't bring myself to do one thing.  It was a whirlwind adventure to have them here. They have definitely made my year! We did everything under the Singapore sun, and anyone who knows how hot that can be will understand why I can't move now!

But a new week is coming so I thought I would stop in and say "Howdy!" and share with you my project for this week over at A Walk Down Memory Lane. You can jump over to the blog for a quick tutorial on background stamping with small images. I threw in some water-colour for good measure 
; )

Thanks for stopping in today and not giving up on me even though I have been missing for so long! Even when it's quiet here, I will always be back at least once a week, so hang on for Fridays!

I hope all is well with you and yours. Thanks for the love!
xoxo
k





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