Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Reverse Confetti SFYTT #31

Hello, it's time for a brand spankin' new Sketch For You To Try Challenge on the Reverse Confetti Blog ! It runs the whole month of December, so you have plenty of time to give it a try! Here's a peek of the sketch if you want to join in on the fun! 

And here is what I did with it!

I can't get enough of those wreath dies, so I wanted to use them at least one more time before Christmas card making was over. I glued two together for the small green one for some dimension. I also glued three of the Joy die cuts together as well. 

The patterned paper was some from my stash and the card stock was some older textured card stock from Stampin' Up! I added a few 4mm clear PPP sequins.

Be sure and head on over to the Reverse Confetti blog to see what the rest of the team has done with the sketch, and to play along for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of "Fetti Fave". 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)

Here are the Reverse Confetti products that I used for this card:

Monday, November 30, 2015

My Favorite Things - Winter Warmth

Hello! I hope all those that celebrate it, had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend! Both of our Thanksgivings went really well, but I am full and tired! haha! I'm actually glad to be back to our weekly routine today, and I'm desperately trying to get my head wrapped around what all I need to do. I took time off from all of my design team work and chores to spend with family and friends, and all of the Thanksgiving preparations, and now I'm having a hard time remembering where I was :)

Anyway, I have a fun card that I made with some of the new MFT things that came out this month. I fell in love with the Winter Warmth set

The top part of the card is stamped with the Winter Waves Background stamp. I used Sno Cone ink on Sno Cone card stock for a tone on tone look. The sentiment is stamped onto the smallest of the Stitched Arched STAX die-namics, and I also cut out a few snowflakes from the Let it Snowflake Die-namics to add to my card. 

As always I had to add a few PPP sequins to finish it off. Sparkling Clear are my very favorites and the ones I always reach for first.

Thanks so much for stopping by! All of the supplies I used are listed and linked below. Enjoy the week!

Kay :)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Papertrey Ink - Betsy's Motif Building Technique

Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you read my post yesterday, you will know that I am in the kitchen right now baking pumpkin pies. I bought pies... shhhhh... :)  I have one more Thanksgiving to celebrate then it's on to Christmas! The girl and I are going to get the trees out tomorrow and start our decorating! Can't wait! 

I LOVED the technique that Betsy shared for the the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday post HERE. That is SO me!! I could not wait to try it myself! Here is what I did!

This is seriously so much fun to do! I could just sit around all day long making these! What's so fun is that you really don't know how they are going to turn out or what they're going to look like until you're done! I think it's the element of surprise that I find so intriguing :) 

Here's a close up so you can see if you can find my boo boos! haha! There are a few, and there are some things that are not even, but when I finished the whole card, you really couldn't even tell. Another thing I love about this technique! So if you want to learn how to do this you can find Betsy's video right HERE.

STAMPS: Cup of Cheer, Quilted Winter, Holiday Folk Mini MIM kit
INK: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a fun weekend!

Kay :)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! Today we are spending  the day with my husband's family enjoying an amazing dinner prepared by his mother. She knows how to do it right! Tomorrow, we will spend the day with my family and some friends at our house. We have a pot luck Thanksgiving at my house because I am not a cook, plain and simple! haha! Everyone brings something, and thankfully my Mom usually does the turkey and dressing. I make a pie, sometimes I buy a pie! Just depends on what kind of mood I'm in :) 

Anyway, I have a card to share with you today to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of my wonderful blog friends! 

I used some wonderful Papertrey Ink products here. I started with the white linen card stock, which I love! I blended some Lavender Moon and Melon Berry dye inks, then I stamped the twig wreath in Dark Chocolate. I stamped a few of the little branches directly onto the paper with Spring Moss. 

I then stamped the flowers leaves, and branches, cut them out and added them with glue dots. The sentiment I cut out three times and stacked them together for dimension.

Everything I used on this card is from Papertrey Ink.

Giving Thanks Card
Stamps: Twig Wreath
Dies: Twig Wreath, Scripted Die
Paper: Stamper's Select, White Linen
Inks: Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Lavender Moon, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and enjoy the upcoming weekend!

Kay :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Reverse Confetti SALE!!

Hello! I thought I would pop in here real quick between all of my cleaning and scurrying around trying to get ready for Thanksgiving and let you know about an awesome sale going on at Reverse Confetti! Yay!! I am already gearing up to do some serious Black Friday shopping... online that is. I DO NOT venture out into the crowds on the day after Thanksgving! No, that is not for me. I'd rather sit in front of my computer all cozy, and shop from the comfort of home :)

You can find out all of the details on the Reverse Confetti blog! Or just head on over to the Reverse Confetti store and start adding stuff to your cart! ;)

Happy Shopping my friends!

Kay :)

Monday, November 23, 2015

MFT Die-namics Design Team Challenge

Hello, and welcome to the Die-namics Design Team ChallengeBrown paper packages tied up with strings…these are a few of My Favorite Things. Tag, you’re it! Time to embellish those pretty packages with tags accented by our extensive collection of holiday-appropriate Die-namics. MFT has the tools and the team is bringing the imagination so dive into those last minute details - Christmas is just around the corner. 

I created a set of three tags using Tag Builders Blueprints 1. I cut all three tags out of smooth white card stock, then cut the bottom piece out of the colored card stock. I used the diagonal die that comes in the Blueprints set, to created the diagonal cut on the bottom piece. I then used the same diagonal die to cut the pattern paper piece in the center of the tag.

I then cut the snowflakes out with the Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics and glued those down. Next I embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder and cut them out with a flag die. I added them across the snowflakes with foam tape.  

Next I stamped and cut out the little embellishments in the right bottom corner from the Cozy Mittens set and added those with foam tape. I cut the hole reinforcers from card stock and glued them on, then added some silver cording and a twine bow. Last but not least, I added a few PPP clear sequins for some festive Christmas sparkle! 

I can't wait to put these on some gifts this year!

Be sure to stop by the MFT blog to see what the other designers have done with this fun challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)