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Friday, October 31, 2014

Festive Friday #43 Reminder



Happy Halloween! Doesn't seem right to be showing a Christmas card on Halloween. Oh well, if you're like me, your Halloween cards were made months ago and you've been working on Christmas cards for weeks now :)

Just a little reminder that there is still time to join in the challenge at Festive Friday!




Here is the inspiration photo for this time. 



And here is my second card with this fun inspiration photo!




This time, I didn't go with the presents theme. I went with the color scheme of red, white and grey and patterns to created a fun festive card!
I stamped the border and cut it out with a stitched die and attached that to my white panel. I then die cut the large snowflake and adhered it with foam tape. I stamped the red design and snowflake, cut them out and adhered them with foam tape also. Last I stamped the sentiment and adhered the whole white panel to an A5 card base. Fun! Fun!


  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Winter Wishes and Fairisle Background -WPlus9, Sentiment-Snowflurries- Papertrey Ink
  • Dies: Snowflake- Spellbinders




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, October 30, 2014

October Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop


It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches November release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase tonight (October 30th at 9:00pm pacific time...or midnight eastern 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 MT on Sunday, November 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 1st 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)


On this cute card I am used the new Large Snowflake die which comes with three large snowflakes, and Cool Dudes stamp set. In the circle behind the large snowflake, I sponged some distress ink then mounted the snowflake with foam tape. I added the white panel with the circle cut out with foam tape. The little snow dude is colored with Copics and he and the other two snowflakes are mounted with foam tape as well.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween!

Hugs,

Kay :)




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Taylored Expressions Blog Sneak Peek

Hi all!

We are still vacationing, but we're winding down now and getting closer and closer to home each day. It's been fun, but I must say, my favorite part of any vacation is getting home :) 

I have a new project up on the blog at Taylored Expressions. It will probably be my last fall project for the year, as winter and Christmas will be taking over the craft room as soon as I get home :) Can't wait!

Here's a peek of my project. If you'd like to see more you can hop on over the the Taylored Expressions Blog!


It's bright isn't it! I like bright! :)

Okay, back to sight seeing! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)


Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #13



I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! 

It's time to share the next Cutting Edge Challenge!  We have another inspiration project, this one done by Me!  :D Just be inspired by the card in the photo, to create your own card using any form of die cutting you'd like :)




We are rapidly approaching Halloween, so I thought this spooky little card would be most appropriate!




I first sponged some yellow ink in a circle template to create the moon, then using some purple ink, I sponged over a cut out cloud die to create the fluffy clouds. I then stamped the sentiment and layered all the cute Halloween elements with foam tape.


  • Stamps: Spooktacular- Lawn Fawn
  • Dies: Cloud die- Taylored Expressions, Halloween Dies- My Favorite Things


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 Nov 6th 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!!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Hugs,


Kay :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Festive Friday #43, Paper Smooches Design Team !!! and Pictures!



Hello my friends! I have been on the road traveling for a whole week now. We have been all over North Carolina, Tennessee, and now Virginia. We're headed to Gettysburg tomorrow to take in a bit of American History. My 14 year old son is so excited! Here are a few of my favorite photos so far.


Me with my two sweet kiddos!


I fuss at the kids for doing things like this! ha!


Beautiful scenery off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina




So some super exciting news!!!!!!



Not sure if you saw it on my Facebook page or on the Paper Smooches blog, but I have joined the amazingly talented design team at Paper Smooches! To say I am excited is an enormous understatement! I almost fell out of my chair when I got Kim's email inviting me. I guested for Paper Smooches exactly a year ago this month and never would have guessed I would be on the team a year later. Soooooo excited about this!! Thank you to all of you who commented on my fb post and who have sent personal congratulations! :)





Well it is Friday already, and  time again for another challenge at Festive Friday! If you've been playing along with us all year, you should have a pretty good stash or Christmas cards by now!





Here is the inspiration photo for this time. OH aren't presents great! I love presents! And when  saw this photo, I knew exactly what I wanted to use for my card!





And here is what I came up with!






I used my new presents die from Simon Says! How perfect was that? I love this die and I had so much fun picking out all the different little papers to go in each shape! Now there are all kinds of ways you can use this die, and I had to think about it for a while before I decided which way to approach it. What I did was, I die cut the presents out of the white and then laid that down on the red card stock and traced in all the little shapes with a pencil. Then I cut small pieces of patterned paper and glued them down over my traced lines. When I was all done, I glued the white die cut panel down to the red mat over all the patterned paper pieces. Lastly I cut the jolly die out three times and glued them together, then glued it onto the white mat. A little time consuming, but a really fun card to put together :)
  • Supplies:
  • Dies: Stitched rectangle- Lawn Fawn, Presents- Simon Says Stamps, Jolly- Penny Black
I'm also adding this card to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, Show Us What You've Got.



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 :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Festive Friday #42 Reminder

Hello my friends!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! 
We left this morning for our two week vacation to the North East. I thought I had my Festive Friday post all scheduled, but for some reason it did not show up this morning.... so sorry I'm a bit late with this.

So better late than never, here's a  little reminder that there is still time to join in the challenge at Festive Friday!




Here is the inspiration photo for this time. 



And here is my second card with this gorgeous inspiration photo!



And since I'm sitting in a motel room doing this and the kids are waiting on me to finish so I can eat some pizza with them, I'd better make this part quick :)
Everything is from Papertrey Ink except the little bow and the mistletoe, they are from WPlus9. The stitched rectangle mat and circle are from 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 :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Card Concept #21

Hello my friends!

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


This weeks challenge is to create a card inspired by this lovely bouquet of sunflowers with a touch of country thrown in.




I had never used my cute Lawn Fawn sunflowers, so I was kind of excited to get them out to play!



I first covered the card base with the cute grey striped paper then mounted a slightly smaller white stitched base with foam tape. Next I cut out the yellow strip to go across, glued it down and added the gingham one on top of that. The flowers are colored with Copic markers and adhered with foam tape. Lastly I stamped the sentiment.



  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Our Friendship Grows-Lawn Fawn, More Washi Patterns- My Favorite Things
  • Dies: Stitched Rectangles- Lawn Fawn, Stitched borders- My Favorite Things, Our Friendship Grows- Lawn Fawn


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!

Hugs,



Kay :)