Friday, September 19, 2014

Poppystamps and Cardmaker Magazine Blog Hop

Note: This is my second post for today. If you are looking for my Festive Friday post scroll down :)

Hello my friends!

I have some exciting news! I am one of the new design team members for Poppystamps! You all know how much I love dies, so this is a thrill for me!

Today we are hopping along with Cardmaker magazine! If you are following the hop you will have arrived  from Mae's blog hereIf you'd like to start from the beginning you can find a list of all the designers here

For my card I used two stunning dies from Poppystamps, the Big Bubble Background and Mod Snowflake Background. Both of these stamps work together. It's so fun because you can fill in the circles with different colored card stocks and have the snowflakes as an overlay!

I first die cut the background from the Mod Snowflake Border, then cut out three more of them in the colors you see on my card. I then inserted all the different colors in the cut out sections from the first one I cut. Next I cut out the Mod Snowflake background and adhered this over the top. Next I added the stitched border piece across the card and the die cut sentiment.

Poppy Stamps will be hosting a giveaway of a die set to one winner on their blogPrizes shown below are 1084 Leaf Silhouette, and 1031 Thank You Background dies. To be eligible to win these beautiful dies, just leave comments on the blogs along the way in the hop. One winner will be chosen and posted  on the Poppy blog on 9-29!


Your next stop on the hop will be Yvonne.

I hope you enjoy seeing all the beautiful cards created with Poppystamps dies! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Kay :)

Festive Friday #40 Reminder

Hello my friends!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! 

Just a little reminder that there is still time to join in the challenge at Festive Friday!

Here is the inspiration photo for this time. 

And here is my second card with this gorgeous inspiration photo!

One of my favorite kinds of cards to make, collagey with a little bit of this and a little bit of that and a whole lot of Christmasy! 

Stamps: Snowflake-Wplus9, ornament- MFT, Sentiment-Wplus9, frame- PTi
Dies: Stitched mat- Lawn Fawn, dies that match the stamps are the same company, scalloped doily-MFT, banner- PTI, arrow banner- MFT, stitched circle- MFT

I hope you will play along with us at Festive Friday!

You can also check out the amazing talent from the other design team members at Festive Friday!

Thank so much for stopping by!

I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend! 


Kay :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Card Concept #19

Hello my friends!

It's time for another fabulous challenge at The Card Concept!

This weeks challenge is to create a card inspired by this lovely fall photo and beautiful colors. Oooh doesn't that make you feel all cozy fallish!

Well, I recently acquired the cutest little treat bag dies ever from Reverse Confetti, So instead of making a card, I had to make a little fall treat bag!

I'm totally addicted to these little treat totes! They are SO fun to make and turn out so cute! I have already made a ton of them. Don't have any idea what I'm going to do with all of them, but I'm ready for something! haha! 

I cut out and assembled the tote and added the patterned paper to the front. I cut out the little scalloped border and added the banner with the sentiment on top.  I then cut out the leaves in the different colored papers, adhered them with foam tape, added that fabulous little bow, (I'd have bought the whole die set for that one little bow!) and a tiny button on top. Cuteness! I think I'll fill this one with candy corn!


Stamps-Sentiment-Papertrey Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 Stop by and see what the other designers have created and  I hope you'll join us for the challenge at The Card Concept!


Kay :)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #10

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! Yesterday we never got out of the 50's! It was magical! My daughter and I decorated the house with all of our fall decorations and then put a pumpkin pie Scentsy in the melter! Oh I love it!

It's time to share the next Cutting Edge Challenge!  We have another inspiration project, this one done by Jean! 

 Let yourself be inspired by Jean's  card, and create a card that includes die cutting (all forms accepted). 
 Here's what I did:

You know by now that I love creating little scenes, so when I saw Jean's card, that's the first thing I thought of. And since the weather is finally cooling down here, of course I wanted to do a fall scene :)

  • Stitched Panel -Lawn Fawn
  •  flowers- Papertrey Ink, Impression Obsession, My Favorite Things
  • Fence-Papertrey Ink
  • Leaves- Poppystamps
  • Grass-My Favorite Things
  • House/tree border-Memory Box
  • Hills- My Favorite Things
  • Banner die- My Favorite Things
  • Sentient-Papertrey Ink

We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:
  • The Winner of the last challenge, as well as the Top 3, are being announced;
  • The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty fabulous;
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!

This challenge will close on Thursday, September 25th at 9:00am EDT, so what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!


Kay :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Festive Friday #40

Hello my friends!

Another week has flown by again, it is Friday already and  time again for another challenge at Festive Friday!

Here is the inspiration photo for this time. I have to admit, I was very inspired by this photo, mostly because it has pink in it, and I love pink at Christmas time!

Here is what I did with it:

I wanted my card to look a little bit vintage and victorian, so I stamped the lacy border on my white panel first, then added the strip of patterned paper to the edge. I paper pieced the cute little Paper Smooches ornaments, added a little bit of shading with my Copic markers and popped them up with foam tape. For the hangers I just cut thin strips of black card stock, glued them down and added the little bows. Lastly I stamped the sentiment at the bottom.

Stamps: Ornaments- Paper Smooches, Lacy border- Recollections, Tiny bows- Lawn Fawn, Sentiment- Lawn Fawn.
Dies: Ornaments- Paper Smooches, Tiny bows- Lawn Fawn

I hope you will play along with us at Festive Friday!

You can also check out the amazing talent from the other design team members at Festive Friday!

Thank so much for stopping by!

I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend! 


Kay :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NBUS Challenge #2

Well the fun loving, oh so entertaining, Miss Darnell has reached another milestone with her followers, bringing her up to a whopping 600 now! Wow! So she's having her second NBUS challenge! If you live under a rock ( I sometimes do) and don't know who Darnell is, check out her blog HERE. She's just one of the funnest blogging friends I have!

The only rule you have to follow is to use your NBUS - never before used schtuff, which I have plenty of.... 

Darnell set a little side option you can follow if you want:

  1. Christmas
  2. Make two cards using the same stamp.
  3. Both of the above.
  4. None of the above.

I liked her side option. I chose to do #3, because I love making Christmas cards, and I thought it would be fun to do two cards with the same stamp/stamps. 

So here's what I came up with! 

I did my first card in pretty traditional Christmas colors.

And my second one in soft wintery colors. I've always love blues and browns together.

I followed a fun tutorial by Danielle Flanders found here to make the neat off the edge cuts. I wanted to do this for Make It Monday when it first came out, but didn't have the time. I thought it worked out so fun with the snowflakes!

For the NBUS part, I used Festive Flurry stamp set and matching dies from Stampin' Up. I've had these since last fall and never used them. 

I won't go into how I created these cards, because you can just watch Danielle's video. I did exactly as she did just using the snowflakes instead of apples :)

Stamps: Festive Flurry- Stampin' Up, Snowflake Flurries- PTI, Happiest of Holidays - PTI
Dies: Festive Flurries- Stampin' Up

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great rest of the week!


Kay :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #7

Oh happy day! It's overcast, drizzly and cooool today!! Highs in the 60's! That's fall weather if you ask me! I love it!

So I have a card to show you today that I did for the challenge at Virginia's View. This month the challenge is to use patterned paper. I do love patterned paper! 

I also love t make little scenes, so I thought I would combine my two loves and create a little scene with patterned paper! 

I used some of my new Lawn Fawn goodies and some of my old Lawn Fawn goodies for this one!

I cut the orange panel and the white panel out of the stitched rectangle dies. Next, I cut two different papers out with the same size rectangle die I used for the white mat. Next I used the LF stitched hillside borders to cut the hill shapes, then glued them down. Next I stamped the leaves and little tree and cut them all out with the matching dies. Then I colored the cutie pie pumpkins with Copics and cut them out with their matching dies also. Then I adhered everything to the panel with foam tape. Oh so fun to be making fall cards! Happy Happy!

Stamps: Sweater Weather and So Thankful by Lawn Fawn
Dies: Sweater Weather, So Thankful, Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Hillside Borders.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Kay :)