Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Penny Black-Nativity

Hello my friends!
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the holiday season. I am done with my Christmas shopping, just need to get busy wrapping, and I have some baking to do, but aside from that, I think I'm ready :) The kids are super excited as the count down begins! Okay, I'm excited too! I love Christmas morning! 

I have a  card to share today using an adorable Penny Black stamp that I just love.

I stamped the sweet image on white card stock and colored it with my Copic markers. I then glued the white panel onto an A2 top fold card and added the scalloped top and bottom borders with foam tape. I cut the Rejoice sentiment out three times and layered them for dimension and glued them down. I then cut the three snowflakes out and glued them to the top left. A pretty easy card to put together. The only thing that took a little bit of time was the coloring, but I enjoy that :P

Penny Black supplies used:

I'm also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamps Challenge this week. The theme is Winter and they are featuring Penny Black stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 


Kay :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


I am excited to be participating in the fabulous  Amy Tsuruta's  Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog hop today! You can hop on over to her blog to to get all the fun details! 

I made a cute card with some of my new Lawn Fawn stamps that I hadn't used before. perfect for this hop! And.... it's another shaker card! These are fun! I still messed up and had to start over on this one, but after a few attempts, I got it! :)

Again, I won't go into detail about how to make these things. I am in no position to do that yet! Not when I can't even get my steps straight! haha! I will tell you a little about what I did here though. I sponged a circle with some brown ink and glued the snowflake down and used that as the backing for my shaker part. All of the images were colored with Copics and cut out with the matching dies. I filled the shaker with some pink beads. I have an attic full of beads from my bead obsession long ago :) Guess what I'm going to be doing with them now?! :D

  • Supplies:
  • Love You A Latte stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn
  • Stitched Snowflakes dies from Lawn Fawn
  • Stitched Rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn

If you want to hop along with everyone, you can find the info and the link up on Amy's blog here

Just look at all the amazing sponsors Amy got for the hop! Just by participating you earn a chance to win a prize by any one of these amazing companies! 

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches

You have until Friday December 12th to join in!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)

The Card Concept #25- Shaker Card!

It's time for the last  challenge for 2014 at The Card Concept! I am sad to say that this will be my last post for The Card Concept. I have enjoyed being on this team so much, and want to thank the very sweet Lesley Croghan for having me for the first year. 

This weeks challenge is to create a card inspired by this lovely color scheme of neutrals.

 I've been loving neutrals lately, and with the theme Silent Night, I immediately thought of a Nativity scene. And guess what? It's a shaker card! Yep! My first ever! And boy was it tricky. I had to pull it apart and put it back together right, more than once! haha! I think I finally have it in my head how it works and where to glue the acetate. Next one should be a breeze :)

I think there is a bit of static electricity in there though, because some of my shaky things don't want to fall back down... 

Anyway, I am not going to go into detail about how I made this, simply because I don't remember. haha!
There are lots of videos on Youtube you can watch if you want to learn how to make one. Everyone makes them a little bit different. I think that's why I got so confused :)

I used the lovely Reason For The Season stamp set and matching dies, from Simon Says,  for this card.

This challenge will end on Monday, December 22 at Noon (PST).
 Stop by and see what the other designers have created and  I hope you'll join us for the challenge at The Card Concept!

I am also linking this card up to the Simon Says Challenge Bling it On.

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)


Kay :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Penny Black Simplicity - Sneak Peek

Hello friends!

I hope you are all enjoying your week so far.
I have my first post up on the Penny Black Simplicity at it's Best Blog.
To see the whole card and find out how I created this fun little winter scene click here.

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

Kay :

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gingerbread House Sneak Peek :)

I have a super cute and fun card up on the Taylored Expressions blog today! It has got to be one of my favorite ever and one that I enjoyed making so much! I want to make more lots of different colors!

Here's a peek!

If you want to see the whole card and read all about how I put this together, hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog!

Thanks so much!


Kay :)

Poppystamps and Memory Box Blog Hop Day3

Hello my friends! 
Welcome to day three of the Poppystamps and Memory Box Blog Hop! The design teams from Poppystamps and Memory Box are joining together for a three day blog hop featuring holiday tags and treats.  What a great way to find ideas to fancy up your goodies and packages, and you might even find a few recipies as well.  
We want to also introduce you to Dave Brethauer's latest venture - Birch Press Design.        Dave is the creator of Memory Box and Poppystamps.   Birch Press features letterpress, laser cut, and printed card designs, as well as beautiful products for your home including party supplies and serveware.

Each day of the hop (December 2-4) we'll be giving away a prize from Birch Press Design.  There will be two winners each day - one selected by Poppystamps and another from Memory Box.  So while you're hopping be sure to leave comments along the way.  Winners will be selected from DT blogs.

If you are following along with the hop you will have come from The Poppystamps blog here.

I used the Cute Cottage die from Poppystamps for my tag. It's one of my very favorites! I love how you can create a winter house with the snow or a halloween house with the cobwebs! So fun! Anyway I cut a grey house out and glued it down to a white base and cut around that so I would have a nice sturdy tag. I then cut the windows out of the darker grey and glued them down. I took my C3 Copic marker and added a little shadow in the windows. I cut the door out of red and glued it down. Next I cut all the snowy pieces out of glittered Fun Foam! It's so fun! I bought it at Michaels and it cuts wonderfully with the big shot and my dies. I also cut the Merry, the greenery and the snowflake on the door out of the glittered Fun Foam. I glued these all down with Mono Adhesive. Last I added the silver bow at the top!

Poppystamps products used:

Your next stop on the hop will be Deborah Nolan here. If you get lost along the way the complete listing of all the participating designers is below :)

December 4  Prize  Birch Press Design Apron Winners Choice – Memory Box will pick one winner and Poppy will pick one winner

You have until December 10 to leave a comment to win.  The winners will be posted on December 15.
For a second chance to win - like  Birch Press Design Page on Facebook and share the post featuring information about today's blog hop and prize.  One random winner will be selected from FB to receive a set of Recipe Cards.   If you already like Birch Press Design on Facebook, all you need to do is share the post. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Penny Black Simplicity Sister

Happy Monday!

I have been sitting on a BIG secret for two months now and it has been a very very hard one to keep! Mostly because I have been in love with this stamp company since I first began stamping years ago! I still have drawers and drawers full of wood mounted Penny Black stamps. I still have 15 year old catalogs from them! I adore Penny Black stamps! Who doesn't?

I am SO thrilled to finally be able to announce that I am one of the new Simplicity Sisters for Penny Black!! There is a new blog dedicated to using Penny Black stamps and creative dies in a clean and simple way. 

Check out  SIMPLICITY at it's best  to find out who the other new Simplicity Sisters ( crazy talented ) are and read all about the new team and what we will  be bringing you every week!

I have already been playing with some of the fabulous new Penny Black releases and had to share a card I made recently :)

For this cute but quick card I just sponged a bit of distress ink on a piece of watercolor paper, spritzed with water. I mounted that onto an A2 card base. I cut out three of the rejoice word dies and layered them together and glued them down. I then colored the cute little penguin with Copic markers and fussy cut him out. I mounted him and the tiny star with foam tape.

Penny Black products used:

30-252 Winter Friends
51-060 Exultations
51-090 Little Ornaments

Thanks so much for stopping in and sharing in my exciting news! I hope you have a wonderful week!


Kay :)