Friday, March 29, 2013

KEEP CALM and......

EAT PEEPS!  Ok, so I think this is a little clever on my part  :)

This is part of a stamp set from Technique Tuesday.  I inked all of the words except chocolate then added the peep die from the MFT Woven Basket set. The t-shirt and the scalloped edge border are both dies from MFT.  The dot embossing folder by Darice.  I inked the t-shirt and stippled the scalloped border with VersaMark Purple Hydrangea.  Patterned paper by Bo Bunny and the date on the paper is 2006!!  OMGoodness!  LOL!!  I used a tiny hole punch to make notches for the twine.

Thanks for stopping by!  


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

All my peeps in a basket

Hi...just a quick post today with a card I made simultaneously with yesterdays Pure Innocence Peep card.  And I still have scraps left  :)  So I have a new die set from MFT called Woven Basket.  It is just too cute!

I cut the basket from kraft CS then rubbed my VersaMark pad over it to bring out the basket weave design.  I also used the Pennant Trim die by MFT which I embossed with the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder and used the VersaMark on that.  I used a swirl stamp/VersaMark on the eggs.   I made the grass in the basket with the MFT Pinking Edge Border die and layered it with the eggs and peeps.  Finally the basket was raised up with pop dots.  

Til next time!

Challenges I'll be entering:
Crafty Creations - Easter
Creative Belli Blog - Easter
The Sisterhood of Crafter - Easter/Spring
Cuttlebug Mania - Easter
Scrap-Creations - Easter
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I Miss You Peep!

Hi's been a busy week here!  Nothing unusual I guess!  LOL!  Here's a card I made for my daughter away at school.  She used to just love peeps at Easter time and this Pure Innocence girl always reminds me of her  :)

I'm using the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch MFTWSC116.   The MFT set is called One of My Favorite Peeps.  I colored her with Copics, I still have a lot of practicing to do!!  I paper pieced her dress and I don't know who makes the papers I used...sorry.  I used Glossy Accents on her shoes, flowers centers on the dress and the peep.  She has a little pearl in her hair too.  I embossed the peach CS with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-005 folder.  Then I rubbed my VersaMark pad on the raised design.  I love how it makes the flowers pop off of the paper.  The flower was the Michael's $1.50 bin.  And yes I'm still upset that they raised the prices of those bins from $1.00 like 2 years ago!  LOL! 

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by!  

Challenges I'll be entering:

Sunday, March 24, 2013

It's Easter for Peeps sake!

I just love this digi stamp set from Create with TLCShe also has daily freebies!  I just love her digi's  :)   There are actually 2 peeps together in the image but I cut them apart.  Anyone who's been here knows I'm always cropping and cutting images up...that's just how I roll! LOL!  
You can purchase this set HERE

So here is my CAS Peep card...I'm off to make some more!!

papers:  old from stash
die:  QuicKutz doily rectangles inked with VersaMagic Aegean Blue ink
digi's: Create with TLC
*card sprayed with Tsukineko Sparkle Shimmer Spritz

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Skulls & Roses

Hi Everyone,

Today I have my  project for the 613 Avenue Create  Anything Goes challenge.  Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis and I've chosen to work with the Skull Roses image.  I usually work with the cutesy images but I love dark/artistic side :)
The sentiment was a free wordart digi from Ginger's House.  All of her digi's are free and she has a great sense of humor!!  You should check out her blog.

Image colored with Prismacolor pencils/Gamsol and chalks.  I used the Spellbinders Grand Labels Eleven die and distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool then inked the edges in gray.  I mounted it on some red/orange mulberry paper which I torn the edges.  For a tip on how to do this see my post HERE

close up of dew drops made with Glossy Accents.
(completed binder, so difficult to photograph the image under the plastic)

I hope you'll join us this week with your project at 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog.

Challenges I will be entering:
Catered Crop - Flower Power 
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes 
Crafty-Embelies - Anything Goes 
Kenny's Krafty Krew - Anything Goes 
No Matter Which Challenges - Anything Goes 
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi 
My Time To Craft - Gothic 
Clearly INspired Challenges - Anything Goes 
Hotshot Craft - Anything But A Card 
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes 
Quoth the Raven - Anything Poes 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Masculine Birthday

Hi again!

I, like a lot of people, struggle with the masculine cards!  Here is my take on this weeks sketch from Deconstructed Sketch.  Thanks for stopping by!     Hugs!   Kathi

digi stamp: free sentiment by Bird's Cards

papers:  American Crafts  (3 patterned), navy/white - stash

dies: QuicKutz

St. Patty's...a wee bit late...

Hi All!  

I had this card finished yesterday but didn't have time to post it!  So here it is!

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 In case you noticed, it's the same fishtail banner as the last project!  I had just covered the fresh saying with this just for the picture  :)  You can find that post HERE

stamps:  Darcie's (bear), Impression Obsession (sentiment)
papers:  My Mind's Eye (pattern), green/off white/black - stash
dies:  Memory Box, MFT Die-namics, Lawn Fawn, Impression Obsession
coloring medium:  chalks, Copics
inks:  VersaMagic - Spanish Moss, Memento - Tuxedo Black

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I will be entering:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wish Big!

I'm back with a birthday card for a friend.  I love this stamp from MFT's  A la Mode line called Big Birthday Wishes.  The images are very small measuring 2" x 3.75" so the paper piecing was "fun"  :) 

 I usually don't promote businesses however, I had an exceptional experience with a company on EBay.  The store is called Creating Everlasting Memories.   To start she had an awesome sale a couple of weeks ago and I purchased 2 multiple die sets and a 4"x4" heart doily die.  The prices were excellent, she combines shipping, communication superior and the shipping was fast.  And here's where the exceptional part comes in.  When I received my order one of the die sets was incorrect.  Simple error, not intentional on their part so I contacted Teresa and she replied quickly and told me to keep the die set that I didn't order and she would send the correct die set out with the next mailing!   So I asked if she was sure because it's a 14 die set that averages $25!  Here is her response:

We are sure. It was our error, and there is no reason for us to inconvenience you any further than we already have.

We thank you for your grace in this matter
Teresa :)

Well I thanked her and told her I would spread the word of my positive experience, which I am doing now  :)  So if you are looking for dies, Magnolia (Tilda) rubber stamps, Graphic 45, My Mind's Eye, Prima Marketing Products, etc. then check out Creating Everlasting Memories.

So here is my card using one of the sets from QuicKutz - Rectangle Doily which has 4 dies.
I stippled the clouds with Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue, used VersaMagic Spanish Olive to create the grass, colored with Copics (skin) and Prismacolor pencils/Gamsol on the hair and 2 Jolee's Hotfix crystals which I always adhere with a little Glossy Accents because it holds much better than heat setting them.

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Other supplies: My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline" 6x6 paper pad, A La Mode by MFT - Big Birthday Wishes, QuicKutz Nested Doily Rectangle,Verve Charming Oval dies.

Well if you made it this far then thank you!!  :)


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Shamrock M&M's

Hi everybody!

Here are some quick and easy treats to make for friends and family.  Seems like I'm always behind...hmmm...kind of like my day job!  LOL!

I used a QuicKutz Shamrock die , inked the edges and glued it to mini clothespin.  I folded a doily in half and inked the edges with Spanish Oliver VersaMagic ink.  That's all folks!  Easy peasy!

Til next time!

Challenges entered:
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes 
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Shamrock 
Anything But A Card - Green/Irish/St. Patrick's Day 
Ginger Loft - Green 
Glitter n Sparkle - St. Pat's/Green 
Hobby Cutz - Anything Goes 
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Green 
That Craft Place - Anything Goes 
Creative Corner - Go Green 
Simply Create Too - St. Pat's or Green 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

My Favorite Lucky Charm

Hi Everyone!

I'm here with this week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create.   The theme is Anything Goes with the optional sketch I've created:

Now I have 2 versions of the same wall hanging for you.  Many many years ago when I did craft shows I had some rubber stamps made with my favorite Irish sayings.  The one I originally used I thought was a little too fresh to put on the challenge blog so I created another banner with the "You're my favorite lucky charm" stamp (it's a new wood mounted but no company name on it...not smart)   Anyway, I put it over the original banner and took a picture that way as well.

So there you have it my fresh side and my sweet side  LOL!!  Yes, I hear some of my friends chuckling saying " oh that's nothin' you should hear her in person!!"   :)  

The details:  Theodore Shamrock by Bugaboo, colored with chalks, Spectrum Noir and Copics.  Banner dies from MFT, scalloped oval and oval center by Spellbinders, mini heart is a new die from Lawn Fawn, papers from stash

Well that's it for now...hope you can join us this week!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hi all!

Well I have been MIA due to my laptop dying!!  UGH!  Disaster...I know I know...I was supposed to have my thousands of pictures, digi's and cutting files backed up!  But I didn't, not that I haven't said a million times "I really need to save my stuff because if my computer dies I'm gonna freak!"   Well fortunately, I have a husband who is a computer geek and loves me very very much and spent many hours working on it for me (instead of sleeping because he works 2nd and 3rd shift - yes 2 jobs!) and he was able to save everything!! And he transferred it all to my new laptop! OMG!  I love you Salim!!  Thank you!!  You are the best  :)  Well so much for that tax refund!  Geesh!  So now I can get back to business and staying up late!  LOL!!

This week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create is 
Anything Goes with the optional Tic-Tac-Toe twist.

Hopefully you can join us this week, our new sponsor is Rick St. Dennis!

Have a great week!