Monday, March 2, 2015

Sending Love with Pink Ink Stamps

Hello Friends and happy Monday!

We got more snow over the weekend! We are up to about 11 inches now with a coating of ice on the top.  The hubby and I got out for a long walk in it yesterday and let me tell you, it is very difficult to walk in snow with an ice crust! First you have to crunch through it, then you sink down in it, then you have to pull your feet back out again. Now do that over and over again for a long time. Whew! I worked up a sweat fast and had my hat and scarf tied around my waist long before we got back home. I do have to admit, it was very pretty though.... even on March 1st :)

Well, I have some exciting news! I was invited by Peggy Jo Ackley to be on the design team for Pink Ink Stamps.  After spending many years licensing her beautiful designs and illustrations to the paper, gift, and home decor industry, Peggy has recently acquired the much beloved images created by Karen Lockhart for the Lockhart Stamp Company, and is now offering her own gorgeous artwork as stamps, through Pink Ink Stamp Co. You can visit her store here, and you can purchase Pink Ink Stamps at Ellen Hutson which carries the entire line.

Isn't that stamp beautiful!! It looks so detailed, but it really only took me a few minutes to color. I used my Copic markers. I used three shades of red, three shades of green and two shades of warm grey.  The kraft colored background mat, I cut out of kraft paper and speckled with some white acrylic paint. I mounted everything with foam tape for a little dimension. 

Stitched rectangle dies - Lawn Fawn

And before I leave you, I must share a photo of me beside our lovely little creek in the beautiful winter wonderland :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a happy week!

Kay :)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Hello friends!

I am so excited to be participating in the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop! I do love my coffee. I have to do the decaf though, because caffeine makes me crazy :p

So here's what I did! It's pretty easy to make a winter themed coffee card, with snowflakes and candy canes and all the cold weather stuff, but I was kind of stumped at how to pull off a Spring coffee card? All I could think of for spring, were flowers and bunnies?? So I colored some flowers and a bunny and I decided to do this little bear too, and when all was said and done, I liked the little bear by my coffee cup the best :) Looks pretty springy to me!

Everything was colored with Copic markers and cut out with matching dies. I sponged a little Milled Lavender Distress ink on the background for a little coffee warmth :)

Cup of Wishes - Mama Elephant
Carnival Cupcakes - Mama Elephant
Carnival Toppers - Mama Elephant

So you need to play along with the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop! There are so many amazing sponsors!

Just by making a card and uploading it to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers site, you are entering in for a chance to win something from any of these wonderful companies!

There are also flash sponsors that will be giving away prizes during the hop!

Just so much fun!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop if you're hopping! :)

Kay :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Paper Smooches Design Team Blog Hop

PS DT Blog Hop
It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches February release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on February 28th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, March 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

My tag features the adorable new Luminous Spring Stamp set! 
There are so many cute designs in the set! I could have made hundreds of cards with it!

I colored everything with Copic Markers. I stamped the rainbow and clouds directly onto my tag, then stamped another set of clouds to cut out and add with foam tape for some dimension. The sun and little bird were popped up with foam tape as well.

Paper Smooches Products:
Luminous Spring (available to purchase on February 28th at 8:00pm pacific time)
Spectrum icon dies
A Magical Spring Stamp set and dies

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have fun along the hop!


Kay :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello Friends!
I"m excited that I got the chance to play along with the Papertrey Ink Blog hop this month! I always want to, and try, but it seems like I end up waiting until the last minute and then don't have enough time to get something done.

This month they had this beautiful inspiration photo to get you started. I took many things from this photo. I used the colors, the quatrefoil pattern and the blended look too!

I first cut out the Quatrefoil cutting plate then used it as a stencil to sponged a little distress ink on a watercolor paper panel. I started with Picked Raspberry at the bottom,  Shaded Lilac in the middle, and Peacock Feathers at the top. The bird, the flowers, and the leafy branch were cut out using the Songbird dies from some paper that I had previously sponged with those same colors and spritzed with water.  The leaves I glued down flat to my watercolor panel, the birds and flowers I used foam tape. I added Doodlebug Sprinkles to the center of the flowers and scattered a couple of random ones around. I mounted the whole watercolor panel to an A2 card base.

Papertrey Ink Supplies used:
Songbirds stamp set 
Songbird dies
Quatrefoil cutting plate
Bitty Button Stacks dies

Thank you so much for stoping by today! I hope you enjoy the hop!


Kay :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Rainbow Birthday with Poppystamps!

Hello, it's me again! 

I don't usually do two post in one day, but it just worked out that way :) To see my Penny Black post just scroll down a bit :)

I have another sneak peek of a card that is up on the Poppystamps blog today!

It's a bright fun card full of rainbow colors! To see the whole card and find out step by step how I created this card, hop on over to the Poppystamps blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by again today!


Kay :)

Hello Friend with Penny Black

Hello friends!

I have a cute new card up over on the Penny Black Simplicity Sisters site!

To see the whole card, and find out how I did that neat watercolored looking background, hop on over to the Penny Black Simplicity Sisters site!

Penny Black supplies:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Cold City Scene for a Cold Country Day

Hello friends!

It's cooooooold outside!! So even though I am starting to think spring thoughts, and green hills are appealing to me more than the white hills I've been making for the past three months, I had to make a Christmas card :)

I got a MISTI this past week. OOOOOOH I can't tell you how much I love this little ingenious creation!! I knew I would like it before I ordered it. You don't pay that much for something you're not pretty darn sure you're going to like.... but.... I had no idea how much I was going to LOVE it! Oh it's fun people, really fun! I have figured out so many ways to use it that are not even mentioned on Youtube! I've been MISTing for days now and I can't stop!!

Anyway, City Scene is one of my favorite Papertrey Ink stamp sets, which is kind of funny seeing how I live in the middle of nowhere country and love it :D But it is, and I it's one of the first stamp sets I thought of when the MISTI arrived. I could just imaging stamping all those little buildings with their multiple overlays just perfectly! And I did! :) I stamped lots! So now I have a whole bag of little buildings to play with when I need them :)

So you already know that I had plenty of buildings and trees all stamped and cut out ready to go here, so all I needed to do next was to watercolor a nice wintery sky for a background. After that dried, I stamped the sentiment and added the buildings and trees with foam tape.  Easy fun little card!

City Scene- Papertrey Ink
Happiest of Holidays- Papertrey Ink

I am missing my Festive Friday really bad, since it is on hold for this year. I love to make Christmas cards all year, and have more Christmas stamps than any other, so my plan is to make and post a Christmas card each week. I'll have my own Festive Friday each week or perhaps a Festive Tuesday or Festive Wednesday, whichever day works best, but I hope to have one each week. 

Okay, thank you all so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm if you're like me, living in winter wonderland right now :)


Kay :)