Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CASology: Sorry

Hello, everyone! It's time for a brand new cue from CASology!

So I have a stamp set in my stash that's an oldie but a goody. I just love books. I'm a bookworm for sure. I read every chance I get and this set just speaks to my soul. It even has the perfect sentiment for this challenge!

I decided to go extremely simple for my card and do something I don't normally do - just stamp, no coloring! I used my MISTI to get everything lined up as I went which makes things so much simpler. No having to start over because my shelves weren't straight or my books were off-kilter. That tool has changed my life! I stamped my first two shelves level and then stamped my third shelf like it was falling apart. I just think it's so cute with that sentiment. I used cool colors for my color scheme. Keeping things in the same color family helps to keep things looking clean and simple.

I loved this card so much that I made another one with a little different twist.

I simply stamped my shelves and sentiment and then used a wonky stitched oval die to cut them out before adhering it to a card base. In the end, I actually like my first card better, so I stuck with that one.

Thanks for joining me today! I can't wait to see how you interpret this week's cue!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

KGC October Mood Board

Hello! I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with my interpretation of the October mood board. Head on over to get all the details on how I created it!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CASology: Odd

Hello! It's time for a brand new cue from CASology and I'm super excited about this one!

There are a lot of interpretations of this cue, but my mind immediately went to this super cute set from the Greeting Farm featuring a bunch of different Hatters. One of my all-time favorite characters is the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, so I just knew I needed to use one of them for this cue. I mean, what's odder than the Mad Hatter?

I used this picture of Johnny Depp from the live-action movie for my coloring inspiration:

I stamped my image (Bennett) from the Hatters collection on some white cardstock and then colored him in using my Copics (listed below). I cut him out with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and then adhered him to a Crumb Cake card base. I cut a small folded banner from some black cardstock and then gently bent my sentiment so that it curved to match the banner. I stamped it on the banner in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white embossing powder. I adhered it on top of my oval and I was all done!

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your "odd" creations this week!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CASology: Grid

Hello! I'm back today with a new cue from CASology!

I actually struggled with this one for a while before I remembered this little die that I have in my collection.

It creates the perfect little stitch lines and stitched hearts to create this adorable little heart grid. I paired it with a cute sentiment from the Biggest Fan sentiment set from WPlus9. My inside actually says "in a totally non-creepy way!" I just love the humor in it!

It was incredibly easy to pull this card together. I simply cut and folded a white card base and used the stitched line part of the die to cut those little stitches on the front. I cut the stitched hearts from four colors of cardstock and then set about gluing them on top of my stitched lines to create the grid. I used my MISTI to carefully stamp the sentiment below them to make sure it was straight and then stamped the sentiment inside. Super easy!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, September 29, 2017

KGC New Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the hop! Our newest release is currently available in the store. I have several cards to share with you today, so let's jump into it!

First up is this shaker card featuring the new Kindness Medley stamp set and Unicorn sequins. Where are the sequins you ask!

Right here! I didn't want to obscure the sentiment in the first picture, but I promise, it's much easier to see IRL. Hard to capture in pictures!

Next up...

Another card featuring Kindness Medley. This one is Clean and Simple with a little added dimension from some stacked die cuts.

I used the same green as the card base so that it looked pretty from the side.

And now...

This one features the Friendship Blessings stamp set and a smattering of Jack Frost sequins. This may actually be my favorite stamp set from the release. I just love those gorgeous blooms!

I even created another card with it earlier in the week. Here it is in case you missed it the first time around...

We're giving away a prize package to one lucky winner! All you have to do is join us for the hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win! Winner will be announced on Monday, October 2.

I hope that you're enjoying today's hop! You should have arrived from Erica and your next stop is Heidi. If you'd like to view the full list, please stop by the Kennedy Grace Creations blog! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Sneak Peek!

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with a sneak peek of an upcoming set called Friendship Blessings! Go take a look for all the details!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CASology: Fortune

Hello! I'm back with a new cue from CASology! This week is a toughy, but I think there are several ways to interpret it.

I immediately thought of fortune cookies, but you could also be "fortunate" for friends or family. You could also use any sort of fortune telling imagery like a hand or crystal ball (use a snowglobe stamp!). It takes a little imagination, but there are several ways to interpret this!

I started my card by cutting my fortune cookies from some watercolor paper. I used my ink blending tools and two different brown inks to add some color and depth to my cookies. I stamped my sentiment on a piece of scrap white cardstock and then used the fortune die to cut it out. I slid it into one of the cookies' openings and then carefully adhered it so it wouldn't slide out. I clustered the three together and added some foam tape to the back for adhering to my panel.

I cut a piece of watercolor paper to the size of a card front and then used Broken China distress ink to add a couple layers of color to the bottom left corner, extending it up and over just slightly. This created the perfect backdrop for my cookies. I added a sprinkling of darker color over the top of the panel and then also added sprinkles of water to wash out a few places. It adds a ton of interest!

I adhered my panel to my card base and then added my cluster of cookies on top with the foam tape.  That's all!

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see how you interpret this tricky cue!