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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Card Concept #15 and Paper Smooches SPARKS

Hello my friends!

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


This weeks challenge is to create a card in these lovely summer colors.



And that is exactly what I did here  Those colors spoke to me, they said "summer breeze Kay". :)



I can't tell you how much fun I had creating this one. I love this die from Paper Smooches and have been wanting to use it. When I saw the colors in the inspiration photo, I just knew I could make it work with my little boat! I die cut all the different pieces and made my ocean scene fresh with flying seagulls, then  I cut out all the pieces for the sailboat and adhered it all to my scene with foam tape. I just glued the fishies and the seagull straight down. Didn't want them popping off my page :)

Supplies:
Dies- rounded corner mat- Spellbinders, stitched cloud- Mama Elephant, water- My Favorite Things, Seagulls- Lawn Fawn, Boat and fish- Paper Smooches. 
Paper- Stampin Up and Recollections white

Thanks so much for stopping by! Stop by and see what the other designers have created and  I hope you'll join us for the challenge at The Card Concept!

I am also adding this card to the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge, anything goes!



Hugs,



Kay :)



Friday, July 18, 2014

Festive Friday #36

Hello my friends!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! The weather here has been unbelievable, highs in only the 70's. That is unheard of here for this time of year. I just wish it would last :)

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




Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo for this time around. I was inspired by this photo to try a white on white card. I have seen this done and admired it so much. I've always wanted to try it, so I did!



I was also inspired by that bunny on the table ;)



I first cut out the grey blue mat , layered the trees and snow hills in the background. I cut out and added the fence with foam tape, then added more snow hills in front of that. Next I cut out all of the greenery ( or do I say whitery?) and just kind of stuck it here and there with a dab of glue. Last but certainly not least, I added the sentiment and that cute bunny.

Supplies:
Mat and snow drifts- My Favorite Things
 Fence- Papertrey Ink
Bunnies- Impression Obsession
Branches- Poppy Stamps
Holly- Impression Obsession
Fir Tree Border- Impression Obsession

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!

Also, I have added 20 new ornaments to my Etsy store! 10 full size ornaments and 14 mini ornaments! You can see them all HERE



Thank so much for stopping by!

I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend! 

Hugs,



Kay :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #85 Guest Designer





Happy Thursday!

I am super tickled to be guesting for CAS(E) This Sketch this week! I love to play along with their fabulous sketches and was thrilled when Chrissy asked me to join them this week as guest designer! 

The sketch this week is a super fun one!



I created this nice little floral cluster with nothing but dies!


I first layered the green branches, then added the white doily with foam tape. Next I layered the flower with foam tape and then stuck the little blue green leaves underneath with just a drop of glue. I  finished it off by stamping the sentiment ( and hoping I got it straight! haha). 

supplies:
Paper: Pure Luxury GinaK Designs
Stamps: Sentiment WPlus9
Dies: Green branches Poppy Stamps
White Doily-My Favorite Things
Flowers- Papertrey Ink
Blue green leaves- Impression Obsession 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll join us at
this week!

Hugs,

Kay :)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Curtain Call - Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday my friends!



I have been in love with flamingos since I was a young kid. When we lived in Florida, we owned a Marine Supply and Tackle store with a seafood market too. I was in charge of decorating the market and I did the whole thing in aqua and pink with flamingos everywhere. It was so cute! I even painted a huge mural on the wall opposite the seafood market of a beach scene with a flamingo. It was the only large scale painting I ever did. I took pictures, but somewhere along the way in our move north, they disappeared. 

Anyway, I still love flamingoes! As soon as I saw the new release from Reverse Confetti, with the flamingo set, I had to have it! 

This is just my first card of many that I will make with this cute little flamingo!






The flamingo, the scalloped mat and the striped mat are all from Reverse Confetti. The greenery is from Clearly Besotted. The flower is from Lawn Fawn and the sentiment is from WPlus9. I cut the flamingo body out with the matching dies and made a cut file for my Cameo to cut out the legs. 

I am adding this to The Curtain Call challenge. This challenge is anything goes and there are loads of wonderful sponsors! 


Thanks so much for stopping by! 

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Kay :)


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Festive Friday Reminder

Hello my friends!

I hope everyone has had a nice weekend. I have been so super busy lately. My girl and I just got back from our annual girl's trip. Since we both have July birthdays, we go on a shopping trip sometime between the two and spend the night. We had so much fun! We shopped all day, then went back to our comfy motel room, ate junk food, watched movies and played with our new stuff :) She kept me up waaaaay too late, but we sure did have fun :)

Just wanted to remind everyone that there's still time to join in on the challenge at Festive Friday!


Such a fun inspiration photo!







The presents were die cut with a die from Cottage Cuts. I've had it forever and this is the first time I've used it. The stitched mat is from Lil Inkers and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

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!


I want to thank everyone so much for all the lovely comments you left for me during the Verve Blog Hop. I appreciate them so very much! It was my first ever blog hop and was so fun! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a wonderful week!


Hugs,



Kay :)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Verve New Releases are Now Available!

Hello Friends!

I am back again today with another card to showcase the lovely new releases from Verve!


Welcome to the July 2014 Spotlight Hops! 

 Everything previewed this week is now available in the Verve online store!


My card today uses the new Happy Doodles stamp set and matching die.
I just love this gorgeous butterfly! 



Stamps:  Happy Place (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Pretty In Pink ( Stampin’ Up!)
Ink:  Early Expresso ( Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories:  Happy Doodles Die set (A Cut Above by VERVE), bow and stitched circle (Lil Inkers) Stitched mat ( My Favorite Things)

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals, an introduction of our guest divas, and all the prize info and deadlines!

Today's Prize: The ENTIRE release!

1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Stacey10. Jen
3. Maureen11. Sheri {Guest}
4. Chaitali12. Laurie
5. Marisa13. Andrea
6. Teresa14. Amber
7. Kay {Guest}15. Christyne
8. Janelle


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,



Kay :)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

More Verve New Releases!

Hello Friends!

I am back again today with another card to showcase the lovely new releases from Verve!


Welcome to the July 2014 Spotlight Hops! 
We're so excited to share some new Verve with you! The Divas will be spotlighting 3 new sets, a plain jane and a coordinating die set over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled for some fresh Verve inspiration
 Everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store on Friday, 7/11.


Today we are showcasing the cute set Happy Doodles and matching dies illustrated by Julee Tilman.
This is another set that I adore. So many cute designs and fun sentiments!


I colored the flowers with Copic markers and cut them out with the matching die. I stamped the sentiment on the stitched panel and layered all the other elements with foam tape.

Stamps:  Happy Place (Verve Stamps) Sunny Days ( Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Cardstock ( Stampin’ Up!)
Ink:  Early Expresso ( Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories:  Happy Doodles and Leafy Sprigs (A Cut Above by VERVE), notebook paper ( My Favorite Things) Stitched mat and border ( Lil Inkers)

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals, an introduction of our guest divas, and all the prize info and deadlines!

Today's Prize: Happy Place (illustrated by Julee Tilman), Happy Doodles Die Set, 2 Corinthians 12:9

1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Stacey10. Jen
3. Maureen11. Sheri {Guest}
4. Chaitali12. Laurie
5. Marisa13. Andrea
6. Teresa14. Amber
7. Kay {Guest}15. Christyne
8. Janelle


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)