Sunday, January 22, 2017

Winter Birthday Wishes

Hi there! I have a fun new card to share with you today that I created with the Flowing Vine Collage Die  from Simon Says Stamp, along with stamps from some of my favorite companies!




These are my colors people! I just don't think you can beat pink and purple, then throw in a little grey and you've got a lovely color combination! Anyway, The background I did with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink on Bristol Board then speckled with water. 




I cut the Flowing Vine Collage out of white card stock and layered that over the background with foam tape. I stamped the leaves from the Botanical 2 stamp set from Paper Smooches, with the MISTI so I could get the ombre effect and adhered them with liquid glue. The little fox is from Joy To The Woods from Lawn Fawn, and was colored with Copic markers, cut out with the matching dies, and adhered with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment along the bottom with Momento Tuxedo black ink.




All supplies are listed and linked below!

I am submitting this to Darnell's NBUS Challenge HERE


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a happy week!

Kay :)








Saturday, January 21, 2017

Timeless Tulips & Daffodil Dreams


Hello! I'm thrilled to be guest designing this month with Sunny Studios! They have some amazing new stamps and dies for their Spring Release. I have a card and tag that I created with the new sets, Timeless Tulips & Daffodil Dreams


This first card is using Daffodil Dreams and the matching dies, along with Vintage Jar and matching dies. The daffodils were stamped with ink from Papertrey Ink in Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest. These flowers are stamped in three different steps using the MISTI. I love the detail and dimension! The glass jar was stamped with Aqua Mist and I blended a little ink in the middle of it too. I cut the Thanks die out three times and layered that before adhering it to the jar.  Everything was added to a watercolor base that I blended some Aqua Mist ink on and added some white dots with acrylic paint. I added a few tiny white dots to the flowers as well.



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My next project is a pretty birthday tag created with the Timeless Tulips stamp set and matching dies. I first blended some distress in onto the bottom portion of the tag and speckled it with water. The flowers were stamped with Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, and Pure Poppy inks from Papertrey Ink. The leaves and stems with Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse. I cut them out with the matching dies and adhered them to the tag with MonoAdhesive. I then trimmed the ends off along the bottom, and stamped the sentiment with black ink. 



Be sure to check out all of the new releases over at Sunny Studios Stamps! They have some super cute products! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Papertrey Ink Release In Review


Hello! I'm back to share a few more of my projects with you for the January  Papertrey Ink  Release!  The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on January15th at 10:00 EST. 



For this card I used the Medallion Trio dies and the inlaid technique. I really love these stamps and dies, and plan to have some fun with them when I have more time to spend. I am fascinated with radial symmetry and love to play around with different designs! I cut the main outline out of white card stock and inlaid the different colors inside. The background is Soft Stone. I also added some white dots with acrylic paint when I was done. The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder on Royal Velvet card stock.


Medallion Trio Card
  • STAMPS: The Skinny
  • DIES: Medalion Trio, Tag Sale #10
  • PAPER: Honey Nut, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Amethyst Allure, Lilac Grace, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: VersaMark ink, white embossing powder


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I used the new Splits: Hello there and Boho Rounds for this card. I stamped the Boho Rounds in the background with Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores. I stamped the Hello There in True Black, cut it out with the matching die, and adhered it with foam tape.



Hello There Card

  • STAMPS: Boho Rounds, Splits: Hello There
  • DIES: Splits: Hello There
  • INK: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
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This one was created with the adorable new Dress Up Dolls: Birthday along with the cute little puppy from Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love. I added a bit of color to the images with Comic markers, but I wanted them to be light, so I left lots of highlights. The background was done by blending distress ink and splattering some drops of water. I added a few white sequins too.




Dress Up Dolls: Birthday Card


  • STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Birthday, Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love
  • DIES: Dress Up Dolls: Birthday, Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • OTHER: Distress Ink
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This is one of my favorites again. I am trying to make my cards a little flatter these days, so they mail easier, so I stamped the paisley designs from What The Doodle: Paisley right onto my card base with Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet and Pale Peony. I then colored in some of the areas with matching Copic markers. The sentiment is from Fancy Pants Sentiments and the round bursty thing behind it is from Snowflake Flurries.




What The Doodle: Paisley card


  • STAMPS: What The Doodle: Paisley, Fancy Pants Sentiments, Snowflake Flurries
  • DIES: Fancy Pants Sentiments, Snowflake Flurries
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Ripe Avocado 
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
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This one I did similar to the one above, stamping everything straight onto my card base. I stamped all of the medallions from Boho Rounds, then added lots of fun details with my Copic markers. For the sentiment, I cut the parentheses off of the edges and used just the sentiment. 






Boho Rounds Card

  • STAMPS: Boho Rounds
  • INK: Honey Nut, Simply Chartreuse, Green Parakeet, Tropical Teal, Soft Stone, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  The new products will be available at  Papertrey Ink   
tonight, January 15th, at 10:00 EST!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Latin Inspiration


Hello and welcome to the first group post for the January  Papertrey Ink  Release!  The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on January15th at 10:00 EST. 

We have several new products we are sharing with you today, but I am focusing on the beautiful new Palm Prints and dies by Lizzie Jones.



This is one of my all time favorite cards I think  have ever made. I just love the colors. Not sure how I came up with that particular color scheme, but it works for me! I randomly stamped the leaves along the right side of my panel in Hibiscus Burst, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet and the new Honey Nut. I layered the Daughter die three times and glued that over the leaves. I then cut out a small banner with the banner from the Tag Sale #10 die and stamped the I Love You and added that with foam tape.




STAMPS: Family Ties, Palm Prints
DIES: Family Ties
INK: Honey Nut, Amethyst Allure, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Lilac Grace

PAPER: Stamper’s Select White

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with some more inspiration using the amazing new products coming to   Papertrey Ink   January 15th, at 10:00 EST!

For more  inspiration today visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!

Melissa Phillips

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Introducing Floribunda Frame and Inspired: God



Hello and Happy New year! 
It's been a while since I've posted. I've been happily creating, but I'm afraid that I have not been able to let go of Christmas, so I haven't been posting my projects, because I figured everyone would be tired of Christmas stuff and ready for Spring. Not me though, nope, I'll be making Christmas cards for the next couple of months at least! 

Along with my Christmas cards, though I have had the pleasure of working with the beautiful new January release from Papertrey Ink! Today I'm showcasing the new Floribunda Frame and Inspired: God stamp set. 

The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on January 15th at 10:00 EST. 


For my first card, I used watercolor paper and blended some distress inks in purple, blue and green. I then sprinkled it with water and some of the darker ink. I cut the Floribunda Frame out of Stamper's Select white card stock and layered this over my watercolored panel. I then cut out three of the God sentiments, layered them together and glued that down, then stamped the "is love" right underneath in True Black ink.





STAMPS: Inspired: God
DIES: Inspired: God, Floribunda Frame Die
INK: True Black
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White

OTHER: Watercolor paper, Distress Inks

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For this one, I cut the frame out of white card stock and used small sponges to add color to the flowers and leaves with dye ink then speckled with water. For the background, I sponged some green ink around the edges of a piece of white card stock and then splattered some of the green ink onto it afterwards. I adhered the Floribunda Frame to my background, then stamped the sentient inside.


STAMPS: Inspired: God
DIES: Floribunda Frame Die
INK: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Orange zest, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White

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For this card, I took watercolor paper and blended distress inks onto it and then cut the Floribunda Frame out. I cut the frame apart so I just had the side and lower portion and glued this down to my white card base. The sentient is sponged with Raspberry Fizz ink and layered three times before adhering down, and the rest of the sentiment is stamped with Raspberry Fizz.



And then I had the other half of this beautiful frame I had created, so I made a bookmark with it using the Basic Bookmark III die! I love the way it turned out! I stamped the sentient with Summer Sunrise and Raspberry Fizz using the MISTI to get the ombre effect.



STAMPS: Inspired: God
DIES: Inspired: God, Floribunda Frame, Basic Bookmark III
INK: Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Distress ink, Baker’s Twine

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow for the first group post!

For more amazing inspiration visit Nichole and Heather's blogs!


Kay :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas and a Little Snowy Tree

Hi all! This is the final week before Christmas and probably my favorite week of the whole year! My shopping is done and the cards have been sent. I just need to wrap the presents and I have a little more baking to do, but for the most part, I get to do lots of fun Christmasy things and play. The kids and I are making gingerbread houses today!

I made so many Christmas cards, but just haven't had the time to get them posted, but I'm going to try to get a few up here before Christmas.

This is one I made with the cute Patchwork Tree die from Impressions Obsessions, and those fabulous mountains from the Tim Holtz Snow Globe Dies.



The tree is cut from the Patchwork Tree die from Impression Obsession. This die does not include the snow drifts. I made them with the stitched Slopes and Hills from Simon Says Stamp. I cut the tree out of green and white. Then I took the snow drifts dies and cut the top part off of each layer of the tree to make the snow. 




The mountains are from the Tim Holtz Snow Globe dies, and the little snow white snowflakes dots are cut with the Hero Arts Circle Confetti Fancy Cuts die. I glued each one of those on separately, a labor of love :) The sentiment is from the Presents & Ornaments stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

All of the products are listed and linked below! 

Thanks so much for stopping by during this busy holiday season!! Enjoy!

Kay :)