Monday, April 29, 2013

Guest Designer at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner!

Hi Everyone!

Today I am excited because I've been chosen to be the Guest Designer at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner!   The theme this week is Lots of Layers and she has two great sponsors, Bugaboo Stamps and SK Digis.  I chose the Flower Bud image by SK Digis.

I fussy cut the digi after coloring it with my Copics.  I also colored the back quickly in case it showed on the foam dots.  There are two layers of the large flower and I put a button and a pearl in the center of the top flower.  The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink and I used the VersaMagic Aegean Blue ink.  The patterned paper is by Pebbles called Family Ties "Sister".  The solid CS are from my stash.

The scalloped die is by Sizzix and there are two layers, yellow and teal.

I colored the foam dots using my Copics and the same colors as the flower and leaf so you couldn't see the white.  I explain that in this post HERE.  I attached the button and pearl with Glossy Accents.


Thank you Tammy for having me this week and thank you for stopping by!


Challenges I will be entering this week:

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Anything Goes/Photo Inspiration at the Avenue

Just popping in to let everyone know about our challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create.
Our challenges are always Anything Goes but you have the option to use the photo inspiration below.  We hope you join us our sponsor this week is Shelly's Images.

I just love the movement and the colors of these dresses!  I don't know...I think a margarita might inspire me a little more right now!!  LOL!!  Actually, I'm sure it would inspire me to sleep!  :)  Have a great week!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lady of the Roses

It's time for another 613 Avenue Create challenge!  As usual it's Anything Goes but this week there is a color twist.

This week I used the image Lady of the Roses and I made a wall hanger.  I cut out some of the roses from the main image which I printed rather large.  Here are pictures before.

I added one of the roses to the lower right corner.  I also made a card with another one of the roses that I cut from the main image.  I will post that one another time.

Coloring medium: Copics, chalk on cheeks
Dies:  Memory Box, Sizzix
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink on the edges
Misc:  Glossy Accents, glitter, mat board,  ribbon (recycled from a Christmas gift bag)

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Surprise I'm back again!  Well at least it's not just my cough that's productive!  LOL!  I've made a card for a challenge at The Alley Way Stamps.  Here's the photo inspiration:
The coffee cup is a freebie at The Alley Way and the Coffeedence word art was a freebie from Create With TLC.  Paulette has daily wordart freebies and a great store with great prices.  You should check it out!

papers:  My Mind's Eye
dies:  MFT, Sizzix, Memory Box
Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade with Vintage Photo over it, also dabbed some of the ink on the pearls

See ya next time!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

House Mouse....wheee!

I just love this House Mouse stamp!  I've had it forever and decided to dust it off.   I think it would be good for a male birthday, there's only a little Stickles on the confetti.  Can't have confetti without some sparkle :)

I used a mix of Copics and chalks, the papers and brads are ancient from the stash.  Dies are Spellbinders and the MFT fishtail flag and stamp by Unity Stamps.  That's all folks!


Challenges I am participating in:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Verve's April Diva Dare and a tip

Hi all,

This month's Diva Dare at Verve Stamps is to create a card with a flower or butterfly and bright colors.  Must use at least one Verve product.  So here is my creation!
Here I used Verve's Flutterby die which I embossed with the dot folder, then I touched all of the dots with a little Crystal Stickles.  The license plate is a die by MFT as well as the alphabet stamps. I heat embossed the letters with a sparkle embossing powder.   A flower (added Stickles to the edges), Jolee's crystal and paper (We R Memory Keepers) from the stash. Large dot embossing folder by Darice.  License place popped up with a piece of foam.

*TIP:  I really don't like to see the white foam or foam dots from the side of my project.  So what I do is take a Sharpie (black) or a Copic and color the edge of the foam to cover the white.  In the picture above you can't see how the license plate is raised.  Simple yet effective!  Hope you can use the tip!

Hope you're having a good week...I am sick again now with bronchitis!  Ugh...I can't win...

Additional challenges I would like to enter:
Crafts and Me - Bling 
Divas by Design - Butterflies and Birds 
Inky Impressions - Punches/Dies 
Nut Crafters - Anything Goes 
Paper Pretties - Birthday 
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes 
Stampotique Designers - Birthday 
Whimsical Designs - Flowers 
One Stitch At A Time - Bright Colors 
Bearly-Mine - Spring Flowers 
Can You Digi It - Butterflies 
Everybody Art Challenge - Bling

Monday, April 15, 2013

Garden Girl

Hi all...I'm back with a card for someone special  :)  Can't say who because she might actually read this  LOL!  So I've been cleaning/organizing/purging my craft room. Yeah major project!  Anyway, Earth Day is coming up and I thought I could do my part by "recycling" some things I've never used by doing a giveaway.  Things like papers, stamps, embellishments, etc.  Nothing from current trends but the products are new never used.   So I was wondering if you crafty peeps would be interested.  Let me know what you think  :)

So...on to my card

stamps:  MFT Pure Innocence, sentiment Studio G
dies:  MFT - half scalloped circle/Dainty Bow tail only, Verve - rectangle, 
            Lawn Fawn - hearts,  Sizzix - scalloped border
papers:  MME

Have a great week!

Addicted To Stamps - Birthday
Dream Valley - Birthday 
KennyK's Krafty Krew - Dies & Punches 
One Stitch At A Time - Bright Colours 
Scrappy Frogs - Spring 
Penny Black at Allsorts - Blossoms and Bows 
Lacy Sunshine - Spring Fever 
Joanna Sheen - Spring into Spring 
Card Mania - Punches or Dies 
Digi Darla - Garden/Flowers 
Tammy's Scapin Corner - Spring Has Sprung 
The Paper Nest Dolls - Birthday 
Victorine Originals - Springtime Flowers/Colors 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Time for a sketch!

Hi to all of my crafty friends!  This week at my challenge blog 613 Avenue Create I've created a sketch that will hopefully get you motivated!  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and you could win 7 images.  You don't have to use the sketch because the challenge is ANYTHING GOES with the optional twist to use the sketch.  So come join us with your craftiness!   :)      Hugs...Kathi


Friday, April 12, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Well I guess my Mojo came back with a vengeance!  LOL!  Here's another birthday card for the Sassy Cheryl's Anything Goes Challenge (you must use one of her images...but they're like potato can't have just one!)
                     close up                    
coloring supplies

Details:  papers by Bella Blvd (kiss me)  "Flutter" and "Bouquet Kisses", black/teal - stash
                  dies - Lawn Fawn "Say Cheese" and Sizzix doily border
                  stamp sentiment by Verve
                 ribbon from stash

Additional challenges:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happy Birthday ADFD style

Surprise it's me again!  I love being productive  :)  Here's a birthday card I made for the A Day For Daisies Challenge this week.  This is the cute freebie this week too!  I also used this sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
close up
matching envelope
coloring supplies

Details:  papers - MME 6x6 pad "Bright"
               dies - hearts by Lawn Fawn, fishtail flag by MFT
               stamp (sentiment) by Verve
               Tim Holtz distressing tool, 
               ancient brads

Til next time!

Additional Challenges:

Monday, April 8, 2013

You Are My Sunshine

Today I discovered Sassy Cheryl's Stamps.   OMGoodness can you say cute??  I love them and of course had to get a few  :)  There is also a sketch challenge at her blog and I was actually able to complete a card in one sitting!  Not always know what it's like to have a 3 year "help" you?  LOL ok then, now you get it.  So here is a card I made for my 18 year old, Shianne.  I always used to sing You Are My Sunshine when she was little and this little girl reminds me of her too!  Not to mention the whole ladybug thing.
I cut the butterflies from the MME paper.  I stippled the clouds with a handmade stencil.

Challenge #160, Sassy Cheryl's

Copics, Prismacolor pencils and ink used
The papers I used are from MME Miss Carolina 6x6 pad.  Pink dot DT by BoBunny.  Pennant by MFT, Charming Oval by Verve and the heart die by Memory Box. 

Til next time...


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Birthday Girl

Hi all,

What a week it's been!  My poor son was sick on Easter and then it hit me hard!  Seems like I get sick every year in April...I don't get it.  But I'm back and I was finally able to finish a birthday card for a friend at work.  

The image is from MFT's Pure Innocence line called Cute-a-tude.  The papers are from Doodlebug Designs and the coral paper is by BoBunny.  Circle doily by QuicKutz.

I used an alphabet stamp set for the name which is on a Pennant Trim die by MFT.  The bling is by Darice and called Bling on a cool...and cheap!

I cut a single stone, what is it called?  a single "bling" from the roll?  LOL..the things I worry about  :)  Anyway I cut a single one of those off and used Glossy Accents to attach to her hair flower.  I inked the circle with VersaMark Key Lime and added Crystal Stickles accents on the flowers on her dress and background.  I colored her with Copics, she looks blotchy in the pic...don't know why.

Well that's it for now...I have to go back to work tomorrow...nothing worse than being home from work and you can't craft!  Ugh...bummer!  Well at least it's Friday  :)