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Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #15







It's time to share the next Cutting Edge Challenge!  We have another inspiration project, this one done by Amy!  Just be inspired by the card in the photo, to create your own card using any form of die cutting you'd like :) I am so sad to say that this will be the last Cutting Edge Challenge. I have enjoyed being on this team so much and am so thankful to Jackie for inviting me. It will be missed.





I very rarely use black on any card except for maybe Halloween, but I have seen  some really pretty Christmas cards incorporating black into the color scheme, so I wanted to try that myself. 






I cut out the patterned papers with the stitched dies from My Favorite Things and glued them down to my stitched white mat. The holly and bow, I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo and adhered them with foam tape. I slipped the red snowflake just under the edge of the holly leaves and added the sentiment the same way.

  • Dies: Stitched Rectangles- Lawn Fawn, Stitched strips- My Favorite Things
  • Stamps: Snowflake-Papertrey Ink, Sentiment- Waltzing Mouse
  • Cutting Files: Holly and bow are from the Silhouette Store

We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:
  • The Winner of the last challenge, as well as the Top 3, are being announced;
  • The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty fabulous;
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!


This challenge will close on  Thursday, Thu Dec 4th EDTso what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!




Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)




Friday, November 21, 2014

Festive Friday #45





Hello, Happy Friday! It's time again for another challenge at Festive Friday!




Here is the inspiration photo for this time. Isn't that Lovely? It has pink in it :) Did you see that? Pink.... 




I honed right in on that pink and created this cute little Christmas tree with pink ornaments! 




I used this adorable little Christmas set from Lawn Fawn that I have had from last year and never used. I was just waiting for the right time. ;) First I covered my whole A2 card base with that pretty pink paper. I stamped the sentiment and cut out another white panel just a bit smaller than the card base. Next I stamped, and colored the tree and all the ornaments with Copic markers, and cut them out with the matching dies. Lastly I added them to the white panel with foam tape and then added the whole white panel to the card base with foam tape.



  • Supplies:
  • Stamps:Trim The Tree-Lawn Fawn, Deck The Halls- Lawn Fawn 
  • Dies: Stitched rectangle- Lawn Fawn.


I hope you will play along with us at Festive Friday!

You can also check out the amazing talent from the other design team members at Festive Friday!



Thank so much for stopping by!

I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend! 

Hugs,



Kay :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sneak Peek for Taylored Expressions!

Hi All!

I have a card up on the Taylored Expressions blog today showing how you can add a little dimension to your stamped images with Copic markers!



To see the whole card and read all about how I did this, pop on over and leave a comment on the Taylored Expressions blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I'll be back tomorrow for some Festive Friday inspiration!

Hugs,

Kay :)


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paper Smooches Cool Dudes



It's been cold here! We've been waking up to single digits for almost a week now. Guess what? I love it! I'm one of those weird ones who loves cold weather. It's kind of strange for someone who was born and raised in Florida. It really puts me in a Christmassy mood :)

So I wanted to share one of my design team projects for Paper Smooches this month using the November release. 


I love anything snowman and Kim at Paper Smooches draws the cutest snowmen ever! 
I used the new Squared Die for the background. I cut it out of white card stock and also out of several sheets of patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs. I then added the cut outs from the patterned paper back into the white one. I adhered that all down to my card base and stamped the sentiment. I then colored the cute little snow couple with Copic markers, cut them out and added them with foam tape to the die cut circle and then to the card.

Paper Smooches Products

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek of a new project!

Hugs,

Kay :)




Friday, November 14, 2014

Festive Friday Reminder







Friday has rolled around again faster than ever and it's time again for another challenge at Festive Friday!





Here is another look at the beautiful inspiration this time around. 







And here is what I came up with the second time around!




This time I created my own little wreath with some little pine branches from Lawn Fawn. I first embossed the background with a snowflake folder from Taylored Expressions. I cut out the white stitched panel and added the red patterned paper across it at an angle. Then I stamped, cut out, and assembled my wreath and adhered it to the panel with foam tape. I added the sentiment and the little red snowflakes.
  • Supplies:
  • Stamps:Deck The Halls-Lawn Fawn
  • Dies: Stitched rectangle- Lawn Fawn, Stitched strip- My Favorite Things
  • Snowflake Embossing folder-Taylored Expressions


I hope you will play along with us at Festive Friday!

You can also check out the amazing talent from the other design team members at Festive Friday!



Thank so much for stopping by!

I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend! 

Hugs,



Kay :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Card Concept #23







It's time for another fabulous challenge at The Card Concept!


This weeks challenge is to create a card inspired by this lovely photo using kraft and keep it Christmasy ;)





I love doing landscape cards, and my favorite, of course, is winter :) So I broke out the snowy hills and some pretty deer, and this is what I came up with!




First thing I did here was stamp that lovely winter tree in VersaMark ink and emboss it with white embossing powder. Next I stamped the faint little trees you see in the background with some Natural dye ink from My Favorite Things. Next I cut out the snow hills and adhered them with foam tape and added the deer with foam tape as well. Lastly I stamped the sentiment.


  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Snow Dust-Penny Black, Trees in background- "Old" PSX, Deer-In The Meadow-Papertrey Ink
  • Dies: Stitched Rectangles- Lawn Fawn, snow hills- My Favorite Things, 



This challenge will end on Monday, November 24 at Noon (PST).
 Stop by and see what the other designers have created and  I hope you'll join us for the challenge at The Card Concept!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Hugs,





Kay :)










Monday, November 10, 2014

25 Days of Tags Guest Designer



I am so thrilled and very honored to have been invited by the fabulous Tracey McNeely to be a guest this year for her 25 days of tags celebration. I have watched and been inspired by this in previous years, and am just tickled to pieces to be an actual participant this year! Tracey is one of the first bloggers I met when I first started blogging with my card making, and most definitely one of the sweetest :)


Here is my tag I made


I used Mama Elephant's lovely Winter Wonderland stamp set and the cute tag shape is from Taylored Expressions. I first sponged some distress ink on the blue tag and stamped the sentiment and the stars. I then cut out the snow from Mama Elephant's stitched cloud, then I stamped the deer and antlers and adhered them with foam tape. I then adhered all of that to the larger white tag shape, and added the holes and the silver thread.

Supplies:
Dies: Tag- Label Stacklets 3-Taylored Expressions, Snow-Landscape Trio Creative Cuts-Mama Elephant
Stamps: Winter Wonderland- Mama Elephant
Paper: Taylored Expressions



If you haven't already been following along with Tracey's blog, you need to hop right on over and check it all out. She is giving away prizes from some of the industry's top stamp companies, some of my faves :) Plus, she has some fabulous guest, and you will be so inspired, you'll want to drop what you're doing and go make some tags for sure! :D

 
  



For your chance to win one of these awesome prizes all you need to do is leave a comment on Tracey's blog for each one of the days (plus the main prize draw *here*) and you'll be entered into a draw to win! You have until 11:59pm EST on November 27th to enter - so make sure you check out Tracey's blog for fun and inspiration!

You will also get an extra chance to win today by commenting on this post!! You have until 11:59pm EST on November 26th to comment, then I'll pick one commenter at random and pass their name onto Tracey to be included in the draw!  All winners will be drawn on 28th November. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you have a happy week!

Hugs,

Kay :)