Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Little Country Cuteness!


Hello Friends!

I have a cute card I made with the May release from My Favorite Things. I made this during the countdown, but somehow it slipped my mind and didn't get posted with the others. I can't imagine how that happened! Ha! Stuff slipping my mind?? That doesn't happen!


I just adore this little farm girl from Birdie Brown! She's so cute in her denim shirt and boots! I colored her and the little pig and hay bale  from The Whole Herd set with Copic markers. I used the Rolling Hills die set for the fence and the grass. I sponged a little bit of Sour Apple ink along the bottom of my card stock and then splattered it a tiny bit with some white paint. I was hoping that would look like clover or little spring flower perhaps? The background was a bit of Salty Ocean Distress ink blended on some watercolor paper then flicked with water. Everything was mounted on a Smooth White top folded A2 size card base.



Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Kay :)









Friday, May 22, 2015

Purple Onion Designs New Release!

Hello Friends!

I am excited to be guesting for Purple Onion Designs for their new release! All of the new stamps that I have used and many more adorable new designs will be available at Purple Onion Designs Online store on Monday, May 25th! 

I am also giving away this cute little raccoon Ginger along with the adorable Kitty Midnight and the sentiments I used on these cards!! For a chance to win them all, just leave a comment on this post before Midnight EST Sunday the 24th! I'll announce a winner on Monday the 25th!


I know, you're thinking it's way too early for Halloween cards?? It is not my friends! Time is speeding by at warp speed these days and it will be Halloween in a blink of an eye! It seems like it was just Christmas time, and here it is almost June already! It's crazy!

So anyway, this card features the adorable little Racoon Ginger with her great big pumpkin! So cute! I watercolored the background and colored Ginger with my Copic markers. I fussy cut her out and added a few die cut leaves below her to ground her a bit. 


 I added a few sequins, because I can't seem to make a card without adding sequins anymore :)


My second card features Midnight the black Halloween kitty decked out in her purple witches hat. Actually she could be any color, but I thought it was fitting she be black for Halloween :)
Again, I watercolored a background. I added the yellow and orange up in the corner to create the illusion of a full moon. I colored Midnight with Copic markers, fussy cut her out and adhered her to my card with foam tape. I added a few die cut leaves below her and the sentiment banner was adhered with foam tape too. A few sparkly sequins were added too!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Remember leave a comment on this post for a chance to win all of these adorable stamps!

New stamps will be in the Purple Onion Designs online store on May 25th!

Hugs,

Kay :)






Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek and Giveway!

Hello friends!
First thing I want to do is to thank you all so much for the very very sweet and wonderful comments you left for me here, on Facebook, and Instagram about the Memory Box Look Book! I appreciate it SO very much! I appreciate all of the nice comments I get :) Many of you have ask me to give some tips about how I photograph my cards. As soon as I get to a point where I feel like I'm sort of caught up ( LOL) I will do a post on that! I promise! 

I have a new card up on the Taylored Expressions blog today! 




Taylored Expressions is giving away a chance to win this cute stamp set Bugs and Balloons! So hop on over to see the whole card and instructions, and leave a comment on the Taylored Expressions blog for a chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)


Thursday, May 21, 2015

May Die-namics Design- On The Border



Hello Friends!

Welcome to this month's Die-namics Design team challenge! This months challenge is to use one or more of the many many border die-namics that you will find in the MFT online store. Be sure to stop by the MFT blog to see all the fun and creative things the design team has done with border Die-namics!




My card features several different border die-namics: Die-namics Campy Tree Lines, Snow Drifts Die-namics,  and Die-namics Rolling Hills.  I started by cutting a stitched rectangle from Blueprints 20 out of smooth white card stock for my base. I sponged some Sno-Cone dye ink for a little sky background. I cut the Campy Tree lines border out of Sour Apple card stock and added a little detail to the trees with my Copic markers. I then cut the lighter green hill at the bottom out of Limelight card stock and added a bit of grass with my Copic markers. I adhered the white fence to the light green hills and mounted that to the darker green hills with foam tape. I glued that all down to the sponged panel. I colored the cow and the flowers with Copic markers. The flowers are from the boot in the You Gnome Me stamp set. I cut them out boot and all with the matching die-namics and then just cut the boot off for my card. I really thought my cow needed some flowers around her :) I stamped the sentiment from The Whole Herd stamp set and added the cow with some foam tape. I mounted the finished panel onto a Smooth White card base. 


Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see what fun things the other design team members have created for this fun challenge!

And check out the MFT online store to see the close to 30 something border die-namics to spark your imagination and creativity! 


Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hugs,


Kay :)







Memory Box Look Book and Poppystamps Sneak Peek!

Hello friends!

I have little bit of exciting news. For over a month I have been diligently working on the look book for Memory Box. I told you a while back, that even though my post were few in April, it was not because I was not busy. That was an understatement! :) I created 28 cards for the new Spring Look Book for Memory Box and I am so excited that it is finally live on the Memory Box website! I hope you will take a look by clicking on the link below or the graphic! Enjoy!





I also have a new project up on the Poppystamps blog!


Here is a little sneak peek! To see the whole card and read all about how I created it, hop on over to the Poppystamps blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Kay :)



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge #229




Hello Friends!
Today I am playing along with the Sketch challenge at the My Favorite Things Challenge blog!

Here  is the sketch for this week:


This card is a little different from what I've been doing, but it was so much fun and I love the way it turned out! I haven't followed a sketch in a long time and forgot how much fun they were. I also have fallen in love with the grey card stocks from MFT! They are fabulous! I especially love Grout Grey. It's my new fave :)

Here's what I did with the sketch!


I used Grout Gray for the background and Steel Blue for the stitched strip and flourishes. The striped line down the side is stamped from the LJD Textile Backgrounds stamp set and stamped in Black Licorice dye ink. I cut the white doilies out from the Mini Delicate Doilies die-namics, and the grey flourish is the Simple Leaf Flourish Die-namics. The pink flowers are die cut using Fresh Cut Flowers Die-namics from Ripe Raspberry card stock, and the centers are from Spring Garden Die-namics using Grout Gray and white card stocks  The doilies and flowers are mounted with foam tape for some dimension. The sentiment is stamped with Black Licorice dye ink from the Fall Foliage stamp set. I added a few clear sequins to finish it off!



Check out the MFT Challenge blog to play along with this challenge for a chance to win a gift voucher for $20 to the MFT Boutique!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)