Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Friendly Greeting

A Friendly Greeting

Along with this cute little card I have some exciting news for you today I will be joining the Design Team with Crafty Creations Challenges.  I'm so thrilled.  I look forward to working with these very talented ladies. Thank you Barbara Bruder from Art and Soul Creations.

For my first creation with the Crafty Creations Challenges, is this cute little bird image from Bugaboo Stamps who by the way is our sponsor for challenge #346 over the next two weeks. The winner will receive 4 free images of their choice.  This one is called Bug Bird Trio Summer.


I used various Copic Markers to color the image, then I layered it up with solid colored card stock from my stash.


Added a button with a little twine and topped it off with some Nuvo drops.

I hope you like this little card and thanks for stopping by.  Please come over to Crafty Creations Challenges and join us in our challenge.  We would love for you to join us and we cannot wait to see what you create.  And remember our Awesome Sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.

Hugs,
Kathy

Friday, July 14, 2017

Team Birthday Card #5

A Birthday Card for Sheree

Hello there, I have a card to share with you today.  This one is for one of the team co-workers in our department where I work.  As mentioned in previous posts, I create birthday cards for our team members.  This is the fifth card so far this year and I have three more to go.

For this card I decided to use a CC Designs stamp, Little Pixie Popsicle.


This card is a Surprise Pop Up card.  When you pull up on the ribbon, there is a hidden message underneath.  It is adhered to a top fold card base.  On the inside there is an additional image that reads "From all of us".


The patterned paper, button and ribbon are from my stash.


She is colored with Copic markers, which just happens to be my favorite coloring medium.  I added some wink of stella glitter brush pen to her Popsicle and covered it with some glossy accents.  I simply love the way she turned out.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my little creation.

Hugs,
Kathy

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Be Yourself

Be Yourself....


 When I seen this cute little stamp called Trixie from Mo's Digital Pencil, I was reminded of the times I use to play "Dress-Up" with my Mom's fancy dresses, high heels, hats and all her other goodies.


After printing her onto Neenah Solar White Card Stock, I colored her with my Copic Markers.
Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00,000 & 93
Hair:  E42, 43, 44 & 47
Shoes:  N8, 6, 4, 3, 1, & 0
Pinks:  R81, 83 & 85
Yellows: Y19, 17 & 13
Purples, BV04, 02, 01, 00, 000, 0000


The flowers on her dress were stamped with a small accent stamp, the dies, pattern papers and colored CS all are from my stash.



The bow was created using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool and accented with a pearl button.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Hugs,
Kathy

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:
A Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes (193 )

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Congratulations on your Giant Mega News


Congratulations on your Giant Mega News

Hi there, I have CAS card to share with you today.

It is the Ella and Friends Stamp set from Mama Elephant, and can be found here.


I colored the image using various Copic Markers

Card Stock:  Plain white CS from my stash,
Miscellaneous items: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Sun Ray stencil from MFT

I hope I was able to inspire you today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Kathy

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Birthday Elephant

Birthday Elephant

Hi there, I have a CAS card to share with you today.

It is the Adorable Elephant Stamp set from My Favorite Things and can be found here.


I colored the image using various Copic Markers

I cut a piece of plain white Card Stock with a rectangle die and stamped it with a Happy Birthday background stamp from my stash with Versa Mark Ink, then I applied white embossing powder, heated it with my heat tool. Then I applied Picked Raspberry Distress Ink from Tim Holtz with a blending tool.  I spritzed it with water to give it some distressing.

I cut the elephant and it's elements out and then added them to the circle with an action wobbler.

Dies:  Lawn Fawn Stitched Retangle and stitched Circle Dies
Miscellaneous items: Punched stars and an action wobbler

I hope I was able to inspire you today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Kathy

Monday, July 3, 2017

Birthday Bear

Birthday Bear

Hi there, I have a shaker card to share with you today.


It is from My Favorite Things, and can be found here.  Note: Their site says it is Out of Stock, not sure if it has been discontinued or not.

I colored the image using various Copic Markers

Card Stock: from my stash
Miscellaneous items:  various seed beads and sequins from my stash

I hope I have inspired you today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Kathy

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Birthday Card for a Dear Friend

Birthday Card for a Dear Friend

Hi, I have a Clean and Simple card to share with you today.  The images are from Mo's Digital Pencil.


The first image is Bella Birthday and can be found here.


The second image is Penelope's Party Wagon and can be found here.
  

I colored the images using various Copic Markers
Card Stock and Pattern papers:  Various from my stash.
Dies:  Cottage Cutz Circle Dies

I hope I was able to inspire you today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Kathy

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes (24)
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes (15)
World Wide Open DT Challenge - Anything Goes (88)
7 Kids Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (32)
Crafty Calendar Challenges - Anything Goes ()

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Summer

Let me start with I am so excited and thrilled to have been asked to join the Craft-Dee Bowz Design Team. It is an honor and privilege to be able to work with such amazing women on this team.  I have been dreaming of an opportunity like this for a while now and it has finally come true.

So here for my very first project and for the July's monthly challenge over at Craft-Dee Bowz, with the theme as always "Anything goes with a handmade bow."

The sponsor for this month's challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.  They will be offering the lucky winner 3 single digi images of their choice.  They have some adorable and fabulous images.

This particular image is called Bug Kidz Daisy.  Isn't she just adorable.


First I printed the image on Neenah Solar White 80 lb. card stock, colored her up with my copics and cut her out.


Copic markers used
Skin:  E04, 11, 21, 00, 000, 93 and R20
Hair:  Y21, 26, 28 and E35
Yellows:  YR24, Y17, 15, 13 & 11
Daisy Petals:  E41, 40 and colorless blender
Flower centers:  E35, 33, YR24 and 21
Reds:  R46, 27 and 24
Shoes:  N8, 6, 4 and 2


Flowers are from Wild Orchard Crafts.  The dies are made using the  LRDS  Allifair Build a Card and can be found here at 7 Kids Crafting Supplies.  Papers are from my stash.  I used Distress Oxide Inks for the background.



The bow was made using the amazing Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker which can be found here.  Easy Peasy and makes a perfect bow every time.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my card.  And please join in the fun over at Craft-Dee Bowz and play along with us.

Hugs,
Kathy

I am submitting my card into the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes (20)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes (25)
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes (14)
World Wide Open DT Challenge - Anything Goes (87)
7  Kids Challenge - Anything Goes (30)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Just A Note - Notepad

I have something different to share with you today.  I created a little notepad with a pad I bought at the store.  I covered the front and back covers with card stock and added some dies for embellishments.
First off I stamped Stampingbella's "Edna Loves the Ocean" which can be found at the 7 Kids Crafting and Supply Store.  I simply love the Edna Collection.


I colored her up with my copic markers in various colors.


I die cut several different ocean related items with some dies in my stash and colored them with my copics.


The sentiment "Just A Note"  is from Mama Elephant.


I made this notepad for a cousin who lives in Hilton Head, SC.  There is a lighthouse on the island that is red and white, hence the reason why I colored this one with red strips. I thought this little notepad would come in handy and bring a smile to her face every time she uses it.


The "For You" sentiment is from Impression Obsession.

I hope you enjoy the notepad and thanks so much for stopping by.

Kathy

Thursday, June 1, 2017

CC Designs Garden Nancy Birthday Card

I started out by stamping Garden Nancy from CC Designs onto Neenah Solar White CS and colored her up with my Copic markers.  Various colors.


 After coloring the image I used a Stitched Oval die to cut her out, with foam tape, I mounted the image onto a Sizzix scallop oval die.  I also cut 2 other ovals dies from pattern paper.  I cut a watering can from an Impression Obsession die and some flowers from various flower dies.


The butterfly die is an unknown die from my stash.


Here is a closer look at the image.  Isn't she cute?



I added a bow that I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Added a sentiment on the front and inside to finish it all up.  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed.

Kathy

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Team Birthday Card #4

Here is another Co-worker's Birthday card for 2017.   

First I printed this cute little ballerina onto Neenah Solar White card stock. The image is Abi Ballerina  from All Dressed Up.  Isn't she adorable.

I colored her with my copic markers:

  • Around image I used N0 & N1
  • Skin - E21, E00, E000 and E0000
  • Cheeks - R11 & R12
  • Eyes - G20
  • Hair E40, E42, E43, E44 and E47
  • Purples - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01 & BV02




Then I started building the card.  I cut the image with a stitched square die, then cut a card base 10x5" and scored it at 5".  I cut a piece of white card stock at 4 7/8" square, inked up a background stamp from Impression Obsession with Versa Mark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder from Brutus Monroe.  Zapped with with my heat gun and then blended some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick.  I love this technique.  I placed the inked layer onto a 5x5 pink piece of card stock which I placed onto the card base.



I added a piece of ribbon around the end of the main image, which I backed with foam tape.  I placed this on top of the blended piece and last but not least I made the cute little bow using a Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker, put some Nuvo Crystal drops on the card and called it done.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like this cute little card.  The recipient Emma really did.

Stayed tuned because I will have more cards to share with you guys in the near future.

Kathy

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Gary's Birthday Card

I have a CAS to share.  I created this card for my hubby's birthday.   I love how it turned out and it was so simple.



I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and blended them onto a piece of Strathmore card stock. Oh my these inks blend like butter.  They are absolutely wonderful.

Then I used a retired MFT Dienamics die to cut the feathers.  Mounted them onto another piece of card stock and created my base with a piece of black card stock.  Sentiment comes from Reverse Confetti.



I hope you like it.

Kathy

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Welcome Spring

Hello, I have a card to share with you today.  It is called Welcome Spring.  The image is a digital from Mo's Digital Pencil.


To start out, I printed the  image onto Neenah Solar White paper.  Then I colored her up with my Copic Markers.


Colors I used were:
Skin - E00, E93, V12 & R20
Hair - E42, E43, E44, & E47
Bottoms - RV25, RV23 & RV21
Daffodil - YR24, Y19, Y17, Y15 & Y11, YG21, YG25 & Y04
Wings - BV0000, BV000, BV00, RV23, & RV21


 

This digital image came with the Welcome Spring sentiment and the William Wordsworth poem.  Patterned papers came from my stash. Dies used were rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn and also from Cottage Cutz.. 


Thanks for stopping by.

Kathy

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #340 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #120 - Anything Goes
Bronte & Bella's Challenge #274 - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments #116 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Spring
7 Kids Challenge Blog #7 - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lullaby

Lullaby



This is Whimsy Stamps -  Lullaby.  I started by stamping her with Momento - Tuxedo Black Ink on Xpress blending card.



Then I colored her with my Copic Markers

Outlined Image - B0000 & BG70
Skin - E000, 00, 04, 11, 21,  93 & R11
Hair - E11, 13, 15 & 18
Scarf - V12, 15, 17
Bird, tree limb - E47, 70, 71, 74
Wings - B0000, V12 & BG70


Various flowers are Wild Orchid Craft from .7 Kids Crafting Supply Store.

Dies, Friend is from Mama Elephant, Butterfly is from Cottage Cutz, Bird Cage - Unknown, papers and ribbon  are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

I am entering my card in the following challenges.

7 Kids Crafting Supply Store Challenge - Anything Goes

Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge - B is for

Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything With Wings


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Love You to Bits


I have another Mo Manning image again today and my very first try with a Z Fold card.  This is Love You to Bits from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I love this image, okay so I love all her images who doesn't, right.


Copics used are:
Outline the image with N2, 1 & 0
Skin:  E0000, 000, 00, 11, 21, R11 & 12
Lips:  E04 & R20
Hair:  E13, 51,55,& 57
Dress & Stockings:  B0000, 000, 01 & 02
Boots:  B99, 97, 95, 93 & 91
Heart:  R39, RV25, 23 & 21




Pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy.

Kathy

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Clean and Simple

Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Moo Mania & More - In Triplicate

The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

7 Kids Crafting Supply Store Challenge - Anything Goes







Monday, March 20, 2017

God Bless America

When I seen this adorable little girl sitting and waiting for a parade, I thought of all the parades I attended as a young girl, and all the Memorial Day Parades I sat and waited to see my kids parade down the street with the high school marching band. My mind started thinking about how I could use a lot of patriotic papers, and the letters for our country. So without further ado here is "Waiting for the Parade" by Maurie J. Manning of Mo's Digital Pencil.


I printed the image out onto Neenah Solar White Card Stock, then I colored it with my Copic markers, giving her a sidewalk curb to sit on.  Then I cut my card stock and pattern papers (from Our Dailey Bread) to create an easel card.


The flowers are paper flowers that I had in my stash.  The stars are cut from MFT's Die-namics Stitched Stars Stacks which I distressed with some blue ink.


I cut the U S A with my Brother Scan N Cut 350, first layer from a solid blue and the top layer from a piece of the pattern paper.

I layered the card with several different layers of papers, cheese cloth and other embellishments.



I adhered a piece of lace on the inside of the card with the sentiment "God Bless America" from Impression Obsession with foam mounting tape and that was it.

I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Crafty-Girl-Creations -Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes

Simply Paper Crafts for All Occasions - Anything Goes

Bronte & Bella's Challenge - Anything Goes

7 Kids Crafting Supply Store Challenge - Anything Goes




Easter Blessings

I started out stamping my image on Xpress-it blending card, using this cute Whipper Snapper stamp called "Bunny Trio" in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.



Then I colored the image with my Copic Markers. 
The outer part of  the image was colored B00, B000, B0000 & BG70
Bunny - W0, W1, & W3
Inside his ears and nose was R11, R12 & R20
Ground - YG61, G20 & G40


Eggs - R35, RV21, RV23, RV25, G02, G05, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, R22, R21, R20, B02, B01, B00, Y11, Y15



Sentiment is "Easter Blessings" from Verses Stamp Company

The colored image and the other 3 circles were cut with the Cottage Cutz Stackable Circle Dies.  Paper - white card stock and various pattern papers from my stash.

I hope you enjoyed my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

I am entering this card into this challenge:



Thursday, March 16, 2017

Big Shoes

This is the third Team Birthday card.  I really enjoy making the birthday cards for our team members.  I think they enjoy getting them, but I think I enjoy making them even more.

It is again another Mo's Digital Pencil.  Such a cute image.  I remember as a little girl walking around in my mother's high heal shoes.

So here is Big Shoes by Maurie J. Manning.


SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digi from Mo's Digial Pencil - Big Shoes
Paper/Card Stock:  White Card Stock and distressed and embossed Happy Birthday Panel
Ink: Tuxedo Black from Momento
Dies Used:  MFT's   - Scalopped Border, Button and twine from my stash.
Accessories:  Copic Markers - various colors and dimensional foam