2 Halloween cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I created 2 Halloween cards using different pieces from the Hip Kit Club September 2017 Main Kit, Embellishment Kit, Color Kit, and the Project Life Kit for the HKC Facebook page.
You must be thinking how in the world did I make Halloween cards with such a bright and colorful kit…well, I was thinking the same exact thing when I was challenged with the Halloween theme!  With just a little bit of creativity and some black cardstock, I think I was able to pull it off!  Ha!

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I was looking through the Pink Paislee Paige Taylor Evans ephemera pack, and I saw the green book.  Then I thought, well what if it was a book of spells?  Next thing you know, I’m drawing a witch’s hat on a piece of pattern paper.  To age the book and the witch hat, I just added some distress ink to the edges.  I added some hand stitching for some texture and added interest.  For the background, I used the Echo Park star stencil from the color kit and some twisted citron distress ink from my stash.  For my sentiment, I printed a quote I recently saw on a t-shirt “you say WITCH like it’s a bad thing!” onto a piece from the Paige Evans journaling spot package.

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For my second card, I spelled out TRICK OR TREAT with the Hip Kit Club exclusive gold alpha.  (I’m so glad that you get so many letters…otherwise, I would have run out of vowels already!)  I embellished the card with lots of different stars (the two bigger ones are fussy cut from pattern paper, and I added hand stitching), and I love how the yellow star sequins look as if they are glow in the dark!

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I really hope you like my cards! I’m just glad I pulled off these Halloween cards from such a bright happy collection!

Happy Thursday!

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love your kind heart card

Hey friends!  Happy September!

Today, I’m on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog with a rainbow butterfly card featuring this Honey Bee stamp set.

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We could all use a bit of rainbows and sunshine in Texas right now.  In my neck of the woods, we just had lots and lots of rain all weekend, but I know Hurricane Harvey devastated other parts of our state.

TGIF!

2 cards, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey there crafty friends!  Today I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog featuring 2 cards I made using the July Laugh More add-on and the July Smile More kit.

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I just love the Pinkfresh Studio Dream On collection, and the products were perfect to make handmade cards!

Stop by the Scrapbook Circle blog for more photos of the individual cards!

Happy Thursday!

Birthday bus card

Hey guys!  I’m on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog as their guest designer for the day.

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I used the Avery Elle birthday bus stamp set to create a fun birthday card.  This stamp set is gender neutral, and would be perfect for your friends or kiddos!

Come stop by the BRI blog for more photos, info, and supply list!  Also, build your crafty stash by visiting the BRI store!

Happy Sunday!

Trio of cards, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey friends!  Today, I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a trio of cards.  When I saw the cut file in this month’s Take Note kit, I thought they would make perfect sentiments for handmade cards.

I was really inspired by Kristina Werner, and tried this watercolor technique.  I love how bold and graphic my cards turned out!

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Stop by the Scrapbook Circle blog for more info and photos of my cards!

Happy Thursday!

 

Altenew blog hop giveaway winner!

Hey friends!  I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend.

It’s time to announce the winner of the Altenew Celebrating Parents blog hop from my blog!  (Altenew will also be drawing 3 winners, and will be announcing it on their blog on May 22, 2017.)

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The winner is:

Linda Anderson

“Lovely cards. The colors on both of the Father’s day cards is so fun and bright. The Mother’s day card is just lovely as well. Those two pink inks work so well together ( and I have both)!”

Linda, you should have an e-mail from me!

Happy Sunday!

 

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hey friends, and welcome to the Altenew Celebrating Parents card drive blog hop + giveaway.  You should be arriving from May Sukyong Park‘s blog.

Today, I have a trio of cards to share with you:

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My first 2 cards feature Altenew’s Best Dad stamp and die set.

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For this card, I stamped the tape measure and tool box images from Altenew’s Best Dad stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink.  Using copic markers, I colored in the images, and then added some details with a white gel pen.  I also stamped a few of the solid stars using yellow ink.  Then, I used the coordinating dies to diecut the images.

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Next, I worked on my background, which is 2 layers.  On the background, I blended some blue distress inks: tumbled glass, broken china, salty ocean, and a little bit of blueprint sketch to create an ombre background.  For the top layer, I diecut a piece of white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die and a large circle die.  I attached the white cardstock to the ombre background using foam tape.  I attached the tool box and tape measure to the center of the cut out circle using more foam tape.  (I cut a little slit into the tool box image to nest the tape measure in a little.)  Then, I attached the whole panel to an A2 sized navy card base.  I finished off my card with a little watercolor splatters, sequins, and stars.

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For my next card, I stamped the mugs from Altenew’s Best Dad stamp set.  I masked off the “BEST DAD” and mustache to create a few plain mugs.  I colored in 3 mugs using copic markers, and I added a little highlight using a white gel pen.  Then, I used the coordinating dies to diecut the images out.

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To create my background, I diecut a piece of white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die.  Then, I masked off the bottom 1/3 of the cardstock using post-it tape.  Using distress inks: broken china, salty ocean, and just a little bit of blueprint sketch, I loosely ink blended the background.  I sprayed some water onto the ink blending, and then blotted with a paper towel, creating a fun background.  I also ink blended a little scrap of white cardstock with mustard seed distress ink to create the strip of yellow.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on black cardstock, and heat set it with white embossing powder.  I glued the yellow strip of cardstock onto my background, and then attached my sentiment strip with foam tape.  Next I glued on the trio of mugs.  I attached the entire panel with fun foam onto an A2 sized card base that I created out of navy blue cardstock.  To finish my card, I added a few sparkling clear sequins in various sizes.

 

I created my third card using Altenew’s Best Mom Stamp and die set.

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To create this card, I stamped the floral image from Altenew’s Best Mom stamp set using Versamark ink onto white cardstock.  I heat set the image with white embossing powder. Using distress inks, I watercolored the image.  For the flowers, I used spun sugar and picked raspberry.  For the leaves, I used mowed lawn, mixed with a little bit of lucky clover.  Once dry, I diecut the image using the coordinating die.

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For the background, I loosely watercolored using tumbled glass distress ink.  I also used the distress ink to create paint splatters.  I wanted my stamped floral image to blend in with the background a little, so I used the tumbled glass distress ink to color in some of the negative white space.  Next, I stamped the sunshine sentiment using black archival ink.  I attached the background panel to an A2 sized white card base using fun foam.  Then, I attached the floral image on top using foam tape.  I finished off my card with sparkling clear sequins.

Altenew is currently hosting a card drive to bring a little joy to seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  You can find out all about it on the Celebrating Parents Card Drive post on Altenew’s blog.  You can send in cards through May 3, 2017.  I encourage you to create and send in as many cards as you can.

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20% of the profits earned from Altenew’s Best Dad, Best Mom, Penned Rose stamp sets by 6/18/2017 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Also, Altenew has a special offer on the Best Dad Stamp set and coordinating die through April 22, 2017.  35% off the Best Dad stamp & die bundle, 30% off the Best Dad die set, and 25% off the Best Dad stamp set.  Altenew Best Dad Promotion

As mentioned above, this post is a part of a blog hop.  The next stop in the blog hop is Natalia Zubkova!

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners.  Be sure to leave comments by Sunday April 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm, EDT for a chance to win.  Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on May 2, 2017.

I will also be drawing a winner from my comments for a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store as well. The winner will be announced on my blog on May 1, 2017.

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Joni Andaya

Sveta Fotinia

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Virginia Lu

Emily Leiphart

May Sukyong Park

Jung AhSang  <—-you are here

Natalia Zubkova

Nicole Picadura

Kristina Pokazanieva

Erum Tasneem

Barb Engler

Hussena Cal

Svitlana Shayevich

Vera Yates

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr

Lydia Evans

I hope you like my cards, and are inspired to create for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive.

Happy Wednesday!