Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's The Simple Things With Pink Ink Stamps!

Hello friends!

I have a new card to share with you created with a beautiful stamp from Pink Ink Stamp Company!

I really had fun coloring this one! I used my Zig Clean Color Brushes and got a little carried away. I was afraid that it looked like the perhaps the pot of flowers was exploding with all of those little dots I put around it, but after letting it sit for awhile and then going back to look at it, I decided I liked it :)

I stamped this with MFT's hybrid black ink and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color brushes. I'm loving those!! After it dried I added a few highlights with my white gel pen, and all those fun little dots with Copic markers. I then cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn. Lastly I mounted it with Fun Foam to a top folded card. 

Here's a close up view of the explosion going on! I just thought the dots were fun :)

Pink Ink Stamps:

You can purchase Pink Ink Stamps at Ellen Hutson or visit the Pink Ink Website to find a retailer near you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)

Monday, June 29, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #129

Hello Friends!

I am playing along with the Case This Sketch Challenge this week!

I loved this sketch and just had to give it a try!

Here's what I did with it!

Using watercolor paper, I watercolored the top left of the card lightly with some aqua blue Peerless watercolor. I let that dry and stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice dye ink. I cut the greenery and flower pieces out of different colored card stock and lightly watercolored on them a bit too. I added some dots with my white gel pen, and adhered the leaves with a dab of glue just to the top of the leaves. I adhered the flower with foam tape. I adhered my whole watercolored panel, with foam tape,  to an A2 size top folded card base of smooth white card stock.

And a little bit of a side view so you can see the dimension. I lifted the leaves up a bit after the glue dried.  I added a few Lime Sorbet Pink Pretty Post sequins too :)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MFT's 9th Birthday Bash!

Hello Friends!

Today begins the day of My Favorite Things 9th Birthday Bash! Follow MFT on Instagram for peeks of the new July Release and fun prizes!! It's going to be a blast!!

I made a card to kick off the celebration! I used one of the older sketches from the MFT sketch challenge. I do believe it was #230. I really loved this design and wanted to use it again.

The cross stitched panel was cut from Grout Grey Card stock with the Cross Stitched Rectangle STAX die-namic, and I used several of the small elements from Build-a-Bloom stamp set to stamp a little pattern on it with Grout Grey dye ink.  The delicate doily was glued flat to the grey panel, everything else was adhered with foam tape, then the whole gray panel was adhered to a Smooth White card stock top folded card base.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Taylored Expressions and Penny Black Sneak Peeks!

Hello friends

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

To see the whole card and read all about how I created this card hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog! Leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Taylored Expressions store!

Also this is my last day guesting on the Penny Black blog! It has been so much fun! Thank you Penny Black so much for having me as your guest!

This is a sneak peek of my card! It's Mimi and I love her :)

Hop on over the the Penny  Black blog to see the whole card and read how I put this together!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Paper Smooches Design Team Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY release with you!  TWO newstamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on June 30th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, June 28th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 
If you are following the hop you have just arrived from Kalyn Kepner's blog!

A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Amy Kolling is filling in for Emily and Melissa Phillips is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in July!

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Today I am sharing a card I created with the adorable new Best Buds stamp set! Ooooh I love this set! If you like flowers and like to color, you will too! I ended up making two cards because I just had too!

Aren't those flowers the cutest?? I just love them! I colored everything here with my new Zig Clean Color brush markers. They are really fun! I love them too! I have had a lot of people asking about what kind of watercolor paper I use. I am using Master's Touch from Hobby Lobby. It has a nice fine texture and is really white. It's quite inexpensive too! Good stuff! The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powdered and adhered with foam tape. The Celebrate sentiment is from the stamp set Sugar Rush.

Made another card with some other stamps in this cute set! This is a little banner and it has three different sentiments you can stamp in it. So cute!

I did the same here as the first card. It is all watercolored with Zig Clean Color brush makers on watercolor paper. I added a few sequins too! :)

I am sure this is a stamp set you will be seeing me use again and again!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the hop! 

You next stop on the hop is Laura Bassen!


Kay :)

Paper Smooches Products Used:
Best Buds ( Available June 30th)
Sugar Rush

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Poppystamps and Penny Black Sneak Peeks!

Hello friends!

I have a new card up on the Poppystamps blog today!

If you want to see the whole card and read all about how I created it, hop on over to the Poppystamps blog and check it out!

I am also on day three of my Guest spot over on the Penny Black blog!

Some more watercoloring goodness! To see the whole card and learn all about how I created it, hop on over to the Penny Black blog!

Thanks bunches for stopping by!


Kay :)