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Monday, September 14, 2015

Happy Birthday, KennyK!

Today someone special is celebrating a milestone birthday...  The awesome and talented KennyK has hit the half century mark!  The BIG 5-0!  Naturally we, the Krew part of KennyK's Krafty Krew, could not let this day go by without fanfare and fuss!  So we decided to surprise Kenny with a blog hop in his honor!  We wanted him to know that we consider ourselves SO lucky to be a part of his team and to get to work with all of his amazing images! 

Visit each Krew members blog and leave a comment!  Then visit KennyK's Krafty Krew and leave some birthday wishes for the man himself, KennyK!  One lucky participant who has visited every blog will be selected for a special prize from our fabulous DT Coordinator (that's me)!  You have until September 25th to hop along!  

I used Rock Dude from the Rock Squad collection over at KennyKdownloads for Kenny's card.  I colored him with Copics and cut using Labels One Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I selected a black and white zebra print paper (Canvas Corp) and used a pop of red with it.  I love when I get the chance to use the Accent It - Rock and Roll Die-namics (My Favorite Things)!  Here I incorporated the flames, star, guitar, and guitar pick.  The Steampunk border, Diamond Wire, and Wrought Iron Fence are all from La-La-Land Crafts.  Virtuoso Music from Memory Box was also used.  I added a Crossbones metal embellishment (Tim Holtz) and used glitter sticker alphabet and numbers to personalize the card.  The circle sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set called Circle of Friendship.     

Happy 50th, KennyK!!!  Hope you have a rockin' day!!!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E79, R20, R35, R37, R39, R89, Y28, B32, B34 


Monday, September 7, 2015

Baby Makes Three

Hi again!  Happy Labor Day!  I know the month has only just started, but I am already dreading the end of September simply because it will be the end of my time with Saturated Canary as a guest designer!  This has been an amazing experience and Krista is so wonderful to work with!  I have another card to share today with one of her cuties!  My friend and her husband recently had a lovely little miracle and I wanted a very special baby card for them.  I colored up Close To My Heart with my Copics and cut them using Romantic Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I layered on a few more dies from my collection as well: Scallop Border, Lattice Doily Border, and Filigree Crown (La-La-Land Crafts) as well as Hearts (My Favorite Things).  I then added some baby themed items from my stash, a metal corner, crystal pins, flowers, and rhinestone gems.  Papers are also from my stash.  

It's supposed to be a warm one here today so I think we may just crank up the AC and chill at home.  I'm really hoping to get some crafting, reading, and movie watching accomplished!  Busy day, right?  I hope that however you spend yours it is fabulous!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E50, E51, E70, E74, E79, Y32, RV10, RV19, RV34, YG06, YG11, YG13, YR00, YR02, YR04  


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Back to School

Summer can't be over already?!?!  But alas, it is!  School has begun and  it's Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of Summer.  We seem to be settling back into the routine just fine, and I look forward to Fall, but I'm just not ready for my small man to be getting so big!  He is a 1st grader now and it seems like just yesterday that he only a promise I had yet to meet.

I like to create traditions for important days so last year I made him card and special breakfast for his first day of school.  I decided it would be an annual thing, something to look forward to that added a bit of fun and lots of love to a day that can be scary (or at least nervous butterfly inducing).  This year I used Back To School Luka from La-La-Land Crafts on his card.  He is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I also used a couple of LLLC dies - Open Hearts Border, Hearts Doily Border, and Heart Banner.  The notebook edge was made using a border punch.  I added a length of ruler ribbon, mini Scrabble tiles to spell out his name, two Tim Holtz metal embellishments (muse token and pin), a punched apple from Marth Stewart, and a couple of chipboard stickers from my stash.  Papers are DCWV - Grade School stack.  

Breakfast was fresh cut strawberries and bananas, bacon, and an English muffin.  He is loving school and his teacher this year so we're off to a fantastic start!

I hope everyone has something fun planned for their weekend!  Anyone plan to spend it crafting?  Yeah, that's what I though!  Enjoy!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, B32, B34, YG11, YG13, W4, W6, R20, R35, R37, R39, R89 


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Happy Camper

Hi there!  I'm still a little behind on my blogging so this card was one I made to give to Kayne's Summer camp director on their last day.  Camp is on a lake and critters abound so this image from Saturated Canary seemed like the perfect choice!  It is called Liam's Good Catch.  He was colored with Copics and cut using Deckled Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I wanted a woodsy, earthy feeling so I selected greens, blues, and browns for my color palette, adding in a little plaid and some burlap for interest and texture.  I am getting great use from my La-La-Land Crafts dies lately!  Here I used Lattice Doily, Lattice Doily Border, Christmas Tree, and Birthday Flag.  The word camp was done using a stamp and die set from Whimsy Stamps called Spell It Out and Tiny Shapes.  The picket fence is by My Favorite Things and the grass is a Martha Stewart border punch.  A compass coin and game spinner from Tim Holtz finish off the card.

My small man expects that he will have handmade goods to give as gifts now and it was cute to see him give this to the director!  It's such a nice feeling to see something you've made bring a smile to someone's face!  Since we've already finished a week and a half of school and Labor Day weekend is upon us I suppose I should be blogging his back to school card too!  But I think I'll leave that for another day...

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E50, E51, E53, E55, YG91, YG93, B32, B34, R20, N0, N2, N4


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Snow Queen

Hello!  Well, we're a week into school and all seems to be going well except I am utterly EXHAUSTED!  And I'm not even the one going to school!  Lol  The small man is loving first grade so far and for that I am thankful!  Our new busier schedule hasn't left too much spare time for crafting and blogging, but I have created a thing or two.

Today I wanted to share this card I made using Sassy Studio Designs' Snow Queen Portrait (shop HERE).  Isn't she gorgeous?!?!  She is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I matted her on top of a white Classic Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders) panel embossed with a snowflake folder (which is then matted on Floral Ovals Nestabilities also from Spellbinders).  Again, I've used a lot of dies!  Here I feature Open Heart Doily, Heart Doily, Heart Doily Border, Filigree Crown, and Christmas Tree from La-La-Land Crafts.  The castle is a Magnolia Doo-hickeys die.  I added Shabby Blue Fran-tage to the tree and castle and piled on lace, bling, and flowers.  Papers are from my stash and the 7 is a chipboard glitter sticker.  

This card was fabulous fun to make!  We should all celebrate our inner princess, whether we're 7, 47, or 70!

Thanks for visiting and hope your week is progressing nicely!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E50, E53, Y32, BG10, BG72, BG75

- Sassy Studio Designs: Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #296 - How Does Your Garden Grow? (Flowers)


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

KennyK's Krafty Krew Challenge #202 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Halloween

Hello!  Welcome to the first day of September and, despite the balmy temperatures here, the beginning of the Fall season in my mind!  And we all know that Fall, and in particular Halloween, are favorites of mine!  So let's dive right in here at KennyK's Krafty Krew and have the twist to our newest Anything Goes challenge be... yup, you guessed it, HALLOWEEN!  We are of course sponsored by the epic KennyKdownloads!  The prize is 3 digis of choice, but you can up the ante to 5 digis by using the optional twist!

My card features Mad Mummy.  He is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  Papers are from my voluminous Halloween paper stash.  I added a spider web border punched with a Martha Stewart punch, some sheer ribbon, and a fun Jolee's Boutique sticker.   

I already bought and displayed my first new Halloween decoration of the year so you know I'm ready!  Are you?  I hope so and that you'll play along with this frightful fun!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Go, Grad!

Hi!  Are you sick of me yet?!?!  It's either all or nothing, I guess.  I'm back with another Saturated Canary creation.  This one was made for my second cousin's high school graduation.  My mom commissioned it, and of course I was happy to oblige.  

I colored Grad Boy 2015 with Copics and cut and matted him with Classic Long Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Other dies used include Tim Holtz's Weathered Clock (Sizzix) as well as a few from La-La-Land Crafts collection: Lattice Border, Hot Air Balloon, and Wrought Iron Fence.  The sentiment  is from an acrylic stamp set called 4 the Grad (Hampton Art). Details include a few Tim Holtz metal embellishments (corner, pen nibs, label pulls), a mortarboard sticker, and glitter chipboard number stickers. 

It's a bit ironic to be blogging a graduation card on the eve of the first day of school, but that's how I roll!  Tomorrow my small man begins his school year as a big 1st grader!  Can someone please tell me how that happened!?  You blink and they grow up!   Before I know it I'll be making him a "congrats you got your license and my car insurance just skyrocketed" card!  But for now we'll concentrate on first grade.  :-)

Hope you are all having a great week out there!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E33, E34, E35, E50, E51, R20, W4, W6, W8, W10