Thursday, June 23, 2016

I Think You're Swell

Hello friends! Is it hot enough for you? Summer has officially begun here with temps in the 90's already. It's too early for it to be that hot. At this rate, I'm going to be tired of summer real fast. Actually I'm a lover of cooler temps, so I just do what I can to make it through the heat. 

On another note, I have a summery fun card to share with you made with some of the new June Reverse Confetti products. Thinking of water and making cool cards, makes me feel a little better. It's definitely better than venturing outside.

I really loved the RC release this month! Lots of nautical and beachy themed products. So fun! 

For this card, I used the new Scalloped Cover Panel and layered that over some light teal card stock. I cut the center out of one of the new By The Sea Quick card panels and inserted that back into the die cut. I stamped the anchor and crab, cut them out with the matching Confetti Cuts, and adhered them with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment on a banner tag and added that with foam tape as well.

I added a few PPP Marshmallow sequins. They look like bubbles! So perfect!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MFT Sketch Challenge #286

Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I created for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week.

Here's the sketch, and you can check out all the details on the MFT Challenge blog it you'd like to play along!

Here's a peek at the newest sketch!

And here is what I did with it!

This is one of my all time favorite color schemes! I love to use pink, yellow and orange together. Although here I really only used pink and yellow and they mixed together to get the orange. I used Peerless watercolors for this on Master's Touch watercolor paper. I cut one vellum butterfly from the Flutter of Butterflies - solid Die-namics before adding the lacy one on top. 

The butterfly is adhered to the watercolored circle stacked on top of a Mini Stitched Scalloped Circle. The sentiment is from The Adorable Elephants set.

If you'd like to join in on this challenge be sure and stop by the MFT Challenge blog to get all the details and see what the other Design team girls have done!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Make A Wish Card Kit is Available!

Hi Friends! The amazing Make A Wish Card kit is available in the store at My Favorite Things

I have another card to share with you that I created with this fun and colorful kit!

I stamped the candles in the colors that are included in the kit. I added a tiny black scalloped border along the bottom by trimming part of the scalloped rectangle mat from Bluepritns 27. I also added a strip of blue striped paper along the bottom. The tiny white dots along the black border, I did with a stylus and white acrylic paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

The new kit is in the store now at My Favorite Things You can stop by the MFT blog to  check out what all the other participating design team members have done!

Have a great evening!

Kay :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Make A Wish Card kit

Hi Friends! My Favorite Things is releasing their June Card kit tomorrow night at 9:00 PM EST! This month's kit is all about Birthdays! The Make a Wish Card Kit features fun candles and perfect sentiments to create amazing cards for the special birthdays!

For my card, I created a watercolored background using Peerless watercolors in the colors of the candles. I let that dry, then stamped my sentiment in Black Licorice ink. The candles are stamped in Purple Rain and Summer Splash and adhered with foam tape.

This amazing kit will be released on Tuesday June 21, at 9:00 PM EST at My Favorite Things!

You can stop by the MFT blog to see some more previews of what all is included in this amazing new kit, and check out what all the other participating design team members have done!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Papertrey Ink Release In Review

Hello and welcome to my Release In Review post for the June  Papertrey Ink  Release! The new products you are seeing here will be available tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern in the store at Papertrey Ink!

So many beautiful new things this month! I love it all! So on to my last projects showcasing all the loveliness!

Betsy's newest Paper Clippings: Birthday! I love it! Had so much fun creating this card! I don't really make a lot of birthday themed cards. I just make cards, then stamp happy birthday in them as I need them, but with this new Birthday set, I think I'm going to sit down and make quite a few of these! I think it is just so amazing! I used the separate dies to cut out the happy, birthday, cake and balloons, then I added them with foam tape over the entire piece that I had cut out of white card stock.  I glued this down to a piece of watercolor paper which I had used some Aqua Mist on and watercolored a subtle background. I also added a little touch of yellow to the stars with a Copic marker.

You'd be hard pressed not to have a happy birthday after pulling this out of the envelope right? ;)

STAMPS: Paper Clippings: Birthday
DIES: Paper Clippings: Birthday
INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Mint Julep, Pink Peony, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: Stampers Select White


Oh my! The new Graceful Greetings II is stunning! What a pretty stamp set this is! I used the new ink color Pale Peony for my lighter flowers and Berry Sorbet for the darker. The leaves are stamped in Spring Moss. For the subtle background you see there, I just took a wet paintbrush and a little bit of Spring Moss ink and quickly added a few paint strokes. I wanted something very subtle, and that worked nicely!

STAMPS: Graceful Greetings 2
DIES: Graceful Greetings 2, Noted: Scalloped A2 Dies
INK: Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Mint Julep
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White


This card uses the new Inspired: Grace stamps and die. I started by creating a background on watercolor paper using Distress Inks. I blended some Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire, then sprinkled with water and flicked a little bit of those same colors of ink. I cut this out with the stitched die from the new Double Ups: Rectangle dies. I used the flowers from the Forget Me Not set, and added those with foam tape. I glued the Grace Sentiment die across the flowers and stamped the rest of the sentiment onto a banner with Stormy Sea ink.

STAMPS: Inspired: Grace, Forget Me Not
DIES: Inspired: Grace, Forget Me Not, Noted: Scalloped A1 Dies
INK: Blueberry Sky, Royal Velvet, Soft Stone, Stormy Sea
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Distress Inks- Chipped Saphire, Weathered Wood


I kind of had a lot of fun with this one! I created my background by watercoloring with Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  I actually did two pieces, so I would have a piece to cut the sun and clouds from too. The sun is embossed with white embossing powder and the clouds are stamped with Pure Poppy ink. I cut the Congratulations out three times and layered it before glueing down, then stamped the Sunshine underneath with Pure Poppy ink. The sun and clouds were adhered with foam tape.

STAMPS: What The Doodle: Sun
DIES: What The Doodle: Sun, Big Basics: Congratulations
INK: Pure Poppy
PAPER: Stampers Select White
OTHER: White embossing powder, VersaMark ink, Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you in some fun ways to use the beautiful new products! Don't forget, they will be available tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern at Papertrey Ink !

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Forget Me Not Notes

Hello and welcome to the third group post for the June  Papertrey Ink  Release! The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on June 15th at 10:00 EST. 

Wait until you see the beautiful new things Betsy Veldman had created! I'm in love with the Forget Me Not stamps, and the new Noted Die Collection and Double Ups: Rectangles are just what I've been wanting! Love them!!

For my first project, I used the Forget Me Not stamps and dies along with the Noted: Scalloped Square dies. The Noted Scalloped Square dies leave a beautiful embossed scallop around the edge, but it does not show up very well in my photo. I stamped the flowers in what I thought were traditional Forget Me Not colors, Blueberry Sky for the blue and the darker part in the center is Royal Velvet. I sponged the Royal Velvet onto my stamp so it wouldn't be super dark.

I adore this small square size for note cards! I layered three of the Forgot dies together and adhered it with liquid glue to the edges of my frame. The flowers I added with foam tape. I did blend a little bit of Blueberry Sky ink onto the background to make the white sentiment stand out a bit more.

STAMPS: Forget Me Not
DIES: Forget Me Not, Noted: Scalloped Square Dies
INK: Blueberry Sky, Royal Velvet, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Spring Moss


For this card, I used the beautiful new ink color Pale Peony for my flowers. The darker centers were stamped with Berry Sorbet which coordinates with it beautifully! I created my own patterned paper by using the smallest flower from the set and stamping it with Soft Stone Ink onto white card stock. My card and the frames and stitched panel are all from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Dies. I sponged a bit of Pale Peony ink onto the center oval before glueing down the sentiment die.

I think the Forget Me Nots are quite pretty in pink! And I had to add grey leaves, because I have kind of fallen in love with gray leaves lately. Gray is my new green :) If you look closely you can see much better on this card, the beautiful scalloped embossing around the gray frame. 

STAMPS: Forget Me Not
DIES: Forget Me Not, Noted: Scalloped A2 Dies, Tag Sale #10
INK: Soft Stone, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Stormy Sea
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Soft Stone


Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with my Release in Review post so you can see how I used the last of the new products coming to  Papertrey Ink  on June 15th, at 10:00 EST!

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

Monday, June 13, 2016

MFT June Release Replay

Hello! Today I'm joining the rest of the My Favorite Things Design team for the Release In Review Challenge! We are taking a fresh look at the June release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at the new products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. And I am here today to help share some of these ideas with you!

I didn't get the opportunity to use the Trees in the Forest Die-namics during release week, so those were the first I grabbed for this challenge. I really love them! I took a sheet of watercolor paper and blended several different shades of blue and green distress inks on it. I splattered with water and those same colors of inks. I let this dry well, and cut the tops of the trees out of that. I cut the trunks out of smooth white card stock and blended a bit of Latte ink along the bottoms. I glued all of the trunks to the trees.  

For the background, I blended some Summer Splash ink onto smooth white card stock, and the ground is Cool Cucumber card stock and I used the Surf & Turf Die-namics to cut it out. I stamped the sentiment in Gumball green along the bottom. I then glued all of the trees down with liquid adhesive.

Make sure you hop on over to the  My Favorite Things Blog to see what all the other fabulous designers did with this challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)