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!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CASology: Big

Hello, everyone! I'm back today from an extended vacation in southern Utah. We saw some amazing National Parks and had a fantastic time. Even though I love crafting, it was almost hard coming back to my craft room after being away so long! Enough of that though because there's a brand new cue from CASology to play with today!


When I saw this cue, I immediately thought of this set from Mama Elephant and the adorable sentiment it contained. It was just perfect for this!


I started my card by cutting a panel with a stitched rectangle die. I planned on using Copics and this would contain any bleeding that might occur. I stamped my sentiment in the bottom left and then stamped my images surrounding it.

I used my Copics to color everything in. I used warm grays for my elephant and cool grays to cratea  shadow under my images to ground them.

I finished it off by adhering my panel to a white card base. Super simple!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog with this clean and simple card. Go check it out for all the details of how I made it!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CASology: Cake

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


Cake is the one sweet that I just can't seem to pass up! It doesn't matter if it's cupcakes, cheesecake, wedding cake - I'll eat it! With that in mind, this is the perfect sentiment for people like me!


I started this super simple card by cutting a panel from white cardstock with a Stitched Rectangle die. I used my MISTI to stamp my image in the corner and then added the sentiment beside it.

I colored everything in with my Copics using darker browns for my cake and lighter, warmer browns for my bear. To keep my image grounded, I added a shadow below it with some warm grays. I also added a slight halo around the sides and top with some cool grays to give it a 3 dimensional look.

I finished it off by adhering the panel to a kraft card base.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm up on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with this Copic colored rose card. Go check it out for all the details including my Copic combinations!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CASology: Education

Hello, it's that time again! It's time for a new cue from CASology!


I don't have children, so I don't typically make teacher cards, so I had to think a little outside the box for this one. I gave it some thought and sorted through some of my stamps and realized that the handwriting stamps look a little like someone writing on a blackboard. Tada! There's my inspiration!


I started my card by cutting a piece of black cardstock to the size of a standard A2 card. I cut another panel from Crumb Cake cardstock and then used a double-sided stitched rectangle die to create a frame to go over my black piece. Using my MISTI, I layered both pieces together so I knew where to place my stamps. I removed the brown piece before stamping in Versamark ink and then heat embossing in white.

I adhered the black panel to a white card base with some Be Creative double-sided tape and then used foam tape to adhere my frame over the top of it. Instant blackboard!

Thanks for stopping by!


Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with another super simple no-coloring card. Go check it out for all the details - including the products I used to create it!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

CASology: Square

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


I decided to create a square card to go along with the cue this week. And inside of my square card, I also masked another square to ink in some color. Double squares!


I began by cutting a card so that, when folded, it was 4 1/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches. I then cut a piece of masking paper to be slightly larger than the card front (about 4 1/2 inches square). I used a square die to cut a square from the center of the masking paper and then used the negative piece over the front of my card base so that I could blend ink to create a background in the center of my card.

I used Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans distress inks to create a halo effect where I was going to adhere my image. I carefully removed the mask and set aside the card base to dry while I worked on the image.

I stamped my image on a piece of cardstock and then used my Copics to color it in. I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to fussy cut around the image and then went back to my card base to stamp my sentiment.

I used my MISTI to help me make sure my sentiment was straight and stamped it in Versamark ink after using my EK Success Powder Tool across the bottom of my blended circle. I heat embossed it in white powder so that it stood out against the blue background.

All that was left was to adhere my image with a little bit of foam tape and I was all done!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with this simple no-coloring card. Go check it out for all the details and my product list!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CASology: Bud

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


This week's sponsor is Kitty Bee Design and I've used one of her digital stamps for my inspiration!


I started by printing my image and then coloring it in with Copics. I let my Brother Scan N Cut 2 do the hard work to cut it out for me and then set it aside.

I used a tiny heart stencil and some Spun Sugar distress ink to create a subtle background of hearts to place my bunny on. Once my background was dry, I used foam tape to adhere my bunny image and then used my MISTI to carefully stamp my sentiment beneath her.

That's it! Super easy! Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CASology: Prickly

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


I lived in the desert for 3 years, so my mind immediately went to the cacti that was abundant around my neighborhood.


I decided to mask a few images to create a clean and simple little scene. I stamped my first post and heat embossed it in white and then covered it with some masking paper to stamp the cactus so that it looked like it was inside the pot. I heat embossed that in white as well and then masked it off. I stamped my second pot with the same technique (heat emboss and mask) and then stamped my final cactus. I removed all of my masks to reveal my little scene.

I used several colors of distress ink and a paint brush to watercolor my little scene and then roughed in a little background for my pots to sit on. I stamped my sentiment using some black ink and then attached my watercolor panel to a card base. That's it! Easy-peasy!

Thanks for stopping by!