Friday, August 22, 2014

CTS#89: Wishing You Comfort

 Had some time yesterday to play along with the new CAS(E) this Sketch.
I decided to use my CAS-ual Fridays Fri-dies "Casual Comfort" as 
well as the coordinating stamp sentiment.

The background is punchinella by Neat and Tangled.
I put a few swipes of Wink of Stella glitter pen to the tips of the yellow die cut.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Poppy Sketch #11: House Mouse

Welcome to Poppy Sketch #11 sponsored by Stampendous.
Laura gave us a great color combo to work with on this one.

I chose a House Mouse stamp called "Gifts to Tie".
I love the potential versatility of this stamp.
Many gift-giving occasions to ink/color it up:
Masculine colors, girl colors, Christmas colors or Valentine's Day.
It is a really versatile image!

I added glitter by Stampendous on the ribbon

 Thanks for stopping by.
Can't wait to see how the sketch inspires you!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Poppy Sketch #10

SO excited today to share my FIRST EVER card as a design team member!
I am proud to announce that I am part of the incredible team at 
Poppy Sketches for the next 6 months!

Here's the wonderful sketch:

Inspired by the 3 triangles, I decided to use a trio of pumpkins/gourds by Starving Artists
They were stamped, colored and cut out. 

The fence was cut on my Cameo on the white Silhouette adhesive cardstock and inked with Distress inks.  The grass was cut with the Lawn Fawn grass die twice, layered and raised. 

The background was stamped with a wee star stamp in my collection and embossed.
 Then the panel was covered with a variety of blue Distress inks.
The embossed stars resisted the Distress ink.


 The pumpkins are nestled behind the grasses.
That top layer of grass is raised with dimensional foam.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
So excited to be a part of this talented team. 
I hope you will play along!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PS9: One

Here's a card I made for the current Poppy Sketch Challenge #9.
I just got that punchinella gold "ribbon" from Neat and Tangled.
How cool is that stuff?  I bought it in black and white also.

The "one" letters are made with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.
Wee bit of glitter swiped on the letters. 

This was a card I made for a one-year-old sweet girl. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Can' wait to share some personal good news with ya!
Stay tuned...

Also, please check out the Card Drive for Emma WINNERS post HERE.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Card Drive for Emma: WINNERS

 First, I want to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who sent cards.  

The grand total:291 in the drawing and countless others that asked not to be included.

That is over 300!  
Well done, my crafty friends, well done!

Emma and her family have been so blessed by your kindness.
I have enjoyed pouring over each and every card.  
So much talent and love in each handmade item.

The pictures below are from this past week when Addison and Emma were invited to throw out the first pitches at the Dayton Dragons Baseball Game. 
 Addison is on the left and Emma is on the right.

Heading out to throw the first pitch:

Please continue to pray for these two girls as they not only go back to school next month in the third grade, but also as each continues her personal battle against cancer.  
Pray for the strength of the families as well, immediate and extended, 
as they too battle every step of the way. 

Winners drawn randomly:

Prize 1:  $20 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop: Christine Nixon

Prize 2: $20 gift certificate to A Cherry On Top online store: Mary-Ann Venginickal
Prize 3:$20 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp online store: Carol Porter
Prize 4: $20 gift certificate to I{heart}papers online store: Kathy Wright

Prize 5: a $50 gift certificate to  neckStyles™ for the infinity scarf or scarves of your choice donated by Patti from stationery Styles blog.:   Doreen Lesniak

I have contacted each winner via email. 
Please check your email (esp. your junk email box) and we can arrange your prize

If any of you know of a card drive, please let me know. I'd love to participate.
Thanks to everyone who sent cards and/or shared the drive on their blogs!
God Bless, Kelly

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CIC270: Lawn Fawn Birthday card

I was going to be literal and use balloons, but then I saw the speech bubble stamps and dies in my stash by Lawn Fawn and thought they'd be fun to use!

Been a while since I had made a shaped card so off I went...
I used the circle stacking dies and scallop stacking dies by Lawn Fawn for the card base.
The bubble/bird stamps and dies are also by Lawn Fawn.

The inks are by Simon Says Stamp (the Cotton Candy ink is easier to see in real life).
I colored the birdies with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers and 
added a wee bit of Stickles to their cute little rumps. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, July 21, 2014

CTS85: More Christmas in July

Played along with the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #85.
I went with a Christmas theme because I scrapped Christmas 2013 
and had everything out at the time.

The sticker is from Echo Park.
The swipe and splatters are from a stamp set by Karen Baker called "Typically Teen" 
Inks are Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp

Here's the Sketch:

Thanks for visiting,