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Friday, July 15, 2016

KennyK's Angels

Hi there!  The 15th of the month means it's new release day for KennyK Stamps!  We have some ethereal beauties to share with you today.  And with so much darkness in the headlines lately, I think we could all use a little light.  Introducing KennyK's Angels: Aurora, Seraphina, and Nevaeh.  These gorgeous Christmas Angels are available today at KennyK Stamps!

There is a brand new challenge over at the Club KennyK Facebook group.  It's Anything Goes with an optional twist of "Christmas in July".  I chose to color Nevaeh.  She is done using Copics, fussy cut, and popped up on foam squares.  I added clear Wink of Stella to her wings. 

 I've used a lot of dies here once again.  From La-La-Land Crafts: Filigree Border, Filigree Moon, Filigree Stars, Open Leaf Flourish, and Hello Tag.  From Memory Box: Frostyville Border.  From Hot Off the Press: Feather.  From Magnolia: Viewmaster Doo-hickey.  From Sizzix: Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Bigz die.  The snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch.  The flowers, resin frame, lace, and sentiment came from my crafty stash.

 Be sure to pop over to Facebook to see what the rest of the Krew and our fabulous guest designers have created with these lovelies!

Have a wonderful Friday!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sweet Ingredients

Hello!  I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!  It's been a bit of a washout here so our plans for the lake were put on hold and we ended up just relaxing around the house.  It's just as well since I'm fighting a Summer cold.  I thought I'd take a time out from lounging to share a card with you, though!

I use my La-La-Land Crafts dies all the time, but what about their adorable images?!?!  I have decided that my crafting needs some rejuvenating.  This means I need to use more of a variety from the companies I love, and maybe add some new ones to my repertoire as well!  So I colored Baker Marci from the December 2015 Club Kit.  Then I fussy cut her and utilized foam squares to pop her up on my card.  I used the Ric Rack die from the kit as well plus three other LLLC dies: Loopy Doily, Lattice Doily Border, and Scallop Border.  The metal spoon is from Tim Holtz and flowers are from my stash.

This was a birthday card for my co-worker.  She loves to bake and makes us tasty treats twice a week!  We thought she deserved a treat of her own on her special day so delivered this card and a cake!

I wonder what company I'll craft with next....


Monday, July 4, 2016

Jedi Mind Tricks

Happy 4th of July!  Sadly, I don't have anything patriotic to share, but I do have a couple of cute Saturated Canary creations to show off!  We went to a birthday party last weekend for brothers.  Like most boys my son's age, they like video games so I colored up the custom SC image Krista drew for me called Gamer.  Twice!

Darth Vader made an appearance at their party so I used the original version with the lightsaber poster in the background.  I was lucky enough to find some Star Wars themed paper at Joann craft store a while back so I used a sheet with Storm Troopers on it here.

I cut the images using Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and framed them with Sprightly Sprockets (Spellbinders).  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and is cut using Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  The Game Controller is also from MFT. (Boy, were all those little buttons a challenge!)  Star Cluster border is from Tim Holtz (Sizzix) and the rest of the dies are La-La-Land Crafts: Steampunk Border, Steampunk Heart Cogs, Diamond Lattice Border, and Moon and Stars Banner. 

In keeping with the theme of video games, their gift was a Lego Dimensions pack. 

It's a gorgeous day here, but I think we'll just be hanging out at home.  The small man is (surprise, surprise!) playing Xbox!  Maybe I'll get some crafting done....


Sunday, July 3, 2016

2015 Catch Up

Hi!  I have a bunch of miscellaneous birthday cards made in 2015 that I have yet to share so let's get to it!

This first card was for my mom's birthday last year.  I was pressed for time and didn't want to color an image.  It's rare I make a card without coloring involved, but this was one of those times.  I used the Tim Holtz Bigz Sewing Room die (Sizzix).  The border punch is from Martha Stewart.

Next is a card I made for a co-worker's birthday.  I colored Birthday Wishes from Redonkadoodles.  The image is cut with Labels Two Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I also added Lattice Border and Scalloped Banner dies (La-La-Land Crafts), Balloon punch (Martha Stewart), and a stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up cut with one of their circle punches.  Bakers twine, pearls, a metal flourish, and a few flowers finish off this creation.

And here is a card for one of Kayne's friends.  I colored My Super Boy from Tiddly Inks then fussy cut him and used foam squares to pop him up on a designer paper background.  The City Skyline and Happy Birthday dies are from My Favorite Things.  The star is from Stars Five Nestabilities (Spellbinder) and the star border is a Martha Stewart punch. 

This next project was a combination birthday and new home card for a co-worker.  I colored this cute little house from Waltzingmouse Stamps' A Cottage Home set then I loaded it with dies!  Here I've used Lattice Border, Hot Air Balloon, Street Lamp, and Wrought Iron Fence (La-La-Land Crafts) as well as

Another co-worker birthday prompted this masculine card using Stampin' Up's Classic Convertibles stamp set.  No coloring needed, just a bunch of fun dies including Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things) and Flag Banner and Steampunk Border (La-La-Land Crafts).

Here is Kayne's birthday card from last year.  His party theme was Batman so I found a coloring page online to use for his card.  He is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  The City Skyline Die-namic is from My Favorite Things, the big bat die cut is from Spellbinders and the border is a Martha Stewart punch.  I created the Bat Signal with a printable file purchased online.  The chevron paper was also a purchased digital file.  

Another birthday card with no coloring!  (I did stamp the sentiment, though.)  This was made using My Favorite Things Stamps Game Controller Die-namics.  The sentiment is from their coordinating Level Up stamp set.  The other dies used are Lattice Border and Lattice Doily Border (La-La-Land Crafts).

This was a birthday card for another one of Kayne's little friends.  I colored Little Captain Oscar from Simply B Stamps' Jude and the Rockers Little Heroes collection.  He's colored with Copics and cut using Labels Nestabilities Four (Spellbinders).  Also from Spellbinders is the Star Circle and Stars Five Nestabilities.  The star border is a Martha Stewart punch and the film strip is from Tim Holtz.  The Lattice Doily Border is La-La-Land Crafts.

Another co-worker's birthday card.  I got a little sassy with this one.  The image is KennyK Stamps' Cheers Dude and he's colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from 7Gypsies (Hampton Art).  The die is Stitched Bracket Border (La-La-Land Crafts).

 And finally, a CAS card featuring KennyK Stamps' Hockey.  He was colored with Copics and fussy cut.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Grow Love

Hello!  How is everyone out in blogland?  I just wanted to share a couple of cards I made featuring some of Mo's Digital Pencil images.  

I was asked to make an anniversary card for a couple who share a love of gardening.  I colored up Sadie and Gardener Guy with my Copics for the occasion.  Sadie is cut with Resplendent Rectangles (Spellbinders) and her mate is fussy cut and popped up on foam squares for dimension.  I loaded up on the La-La-Land Crafts dies once again!  Here I've used Heart Header Border, Open Hearts Doily Border, Heart Doily Border, Heart Doily, and Wrought Iron Fence.  The numbers are a My Favorite Things Stamps Die-namics and the small heart and the branches are Martha Stewart punches.   

Next was a birthday card for someone who enjoys golfing.  Big Guy Golfer was the perfect fit!  He is colored with Copics also and cut using Labels Two Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Lattice Border (La-La-Land Crafts) grace the sides and the grass is a Martha Stewart border punch.  

I've entered over at Mo's Digital Challenge #264.  It's been a while since I've joined in on any blog challenges and I thought I'd play along.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far!


Saturday, June 25, 2016

La-La-Land Love

Hi!  If you've been following for any amount of time you know I have a La-La-Land Crafts die obsession!  I LOVE them! Want them!  NEED them!  Lol  I use at least one on almost every card I make.  I adore their images too, but for some reason they don't seem to make it into my crafting quite as often.  But today I have two cards to share with you featuring too cute for words Luka!

My first card was made as a thank you for my friend who converted a salvaged fireplace mantle into a freestanding piece for me.  I live in an apartment, but love the cozy ambience a fireplace gives.  Since a real one isn't an option, I decided faux was the way to go!  As you can see, he rose to the challenge and exceeded all expectations!

I colored Luka with Birdhouse with Copics for his card.  I then fussy cut the image and used foam squares for dimension when mounting him on top of the Stitched Squares Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  I also used a couple of LLLC dies as well: Tool Border and Tabs Border.  To keep with the theme I added a few screw brads and a length of measuring tape ribbon.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. 

My next card was made for a coworker and his wife when they welcomed their new baby boy!

Here I also colored with Copics and fussy cut.  This time I utilized quite a few La-La-Land Crafts dies.  I included Filigree Border, Filigree Moon, Filigree Stars, Baby Clothesline, Open Leaf Flourish, and Rocking Horse.  The Star Cluster border is from Tim Holtz (Sizzix) and the banner for the sentiment is cut with Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  I just added a few flowers for the finishing touch.

I really need to color up these cuties more often!


Sunday, June 19, 2016

A Joint Venture

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, especially mine!  As usual, I waited until the last minute to make a card for the occasion.  As I rushed around today wondering how I was going to get everything done before we left for the family cookout at my brother's, Kayne offered me the perfect solution: "Mom.  Can I color the picture for Papa's card?"  What could be more special than something colored by your grandson and crafted into a card by your daughter, right?  So we created together and I love the result!

Kayne picked the image from among some Saturated Canary digis I had printed for him to color.  He selected Joey.  I don't think my dad is particularly fond of soccer, but it was the little man's choice and we went with it!  He used his Crayola markers and crayons to color him.  (He asked to use my Copics but mommy said "no"!  Lol)  I thought he did an awesome job!

I designed the rest of the card, with a little help from Kayne.  He wanted me to use the alphabet dies (My Favorite Things) to spell out "Papa" which is what he calls my dad.  I cut the image using Labels Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I also used a few other dies: Stars Five Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Star Cluster (Tim Holtz for Sizzix); and Lattice Doily Border, Heart Banner, and Ric Rack (La-La-Land Crafts).  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and is cut with Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things).

We had a wonderful day with my family and my dad loved his card.  I think maybe I should be collaborating with my budding artist more often!