Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hello card

Greetings. Here's a card I am submitting to 2 Sketches 4 You challenge #62.
This sketch is so unique. I really wanted to try it!
The papers are from SEI's "Granny's Kitchen" line leftover from some scrapbook pages.

Paper: SEI "Granny's Kitchen" and cardstock
Ink: Stampin Up!
Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart
Die: Spellbinders Labels Eight to trace to the edge
Cuttlebug folder: "Spot-n-Dots"
Other: MM wire, pop dots, pearls

Thanks for looking. Have a great day! -Kelly

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Clean and Simple

I am sharing a card I have made for the Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge sponsored by Plaid Crafts which features FOUR beautiful colors: yellow, blue-teal, pink and green. I am also submitting this card to the wee Memories challenge #24 this week which prompts us to use Clean and Simple design or tags and is generously sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
This card literally took only a couple minutes to make. I embossed the front, added the ribbon and floss and adhered the flowers. VIOLA! A quick, but cute card for any occasion.

Supplies: cardstock from stash; flowers by Recollections; gems and brads; floss; AC ribbon; Cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping by today. May this day bring many smiles! -Kelly

Halloween Invite: Version #5

Ahhh, the last invite to share. Now I really need to pick a date and complete the details for the inside! Our church's trunk-or-treat is scheduled on the date I originally wanted.

This version is really different from the others. I hadn't ripped paper in a long time so I ripped it on the diagonal and inked it with Distress. The banner is held by those cute little MM crystal looking brads and the spider is hanging from the staples. I added the little bat on this one too. He's resting up for the party, tee hee. I considered putting some Stickles on him but I wanted the spider to be the focal point. Hmmmm... I may go back and Stickle him anyway.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific", "Heebie Jeebies" and "Harold's ABCs"
Papers: MME "The Spider's Web" and cardstock
Inks: Memento black and Distress Spiced Marmalade
Cricut: Doodlecharms
Other: MM brads, Studio G flocking powder, stapler, floss, google eyes, pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.

I hope you enjoyed this invitation as well as the others. I have so many yummy goodies for big hunt for the kids. Next, I need to organize a few games. One will be the "popcorn" game where all the kids hold on to a blanket and possibly a few relay races in costume.

They will also decorate a bat to take home too.

Back to "regular" cards next time! Have a great day! -Kelly

Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Invite: Version #4

Back again with the fourth version of my Halloween Party invitation. This one is similar to the last one, but here Mr. Spider is holding the party banner, I added Stickles to the polka dot paper and separated the papers with orange ribbon that I stamped with "boo!".


Paper: MME "The Spider's Web" and cardstock

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific", "Harold's ABCs" and "Heebie Jeebies"
Inks: Memento black, Stazon black and Distress Spiced Marmalade

Tools: Cricut "Doodlecharms" for Mr. Spider
Other: Studio G flocking powder, Stickles, google eyes, floss, pop dots

Thank you such much for stopping by!

Curious, this was my first time using flocking powder on a project.

Have you tried it? Like it? What kind of project did you use it on?

It was such a horrible mess, I am not sure I'll use it much, but my wheels are turning for Christmas..... advice with this stuff?

Have a great day! -Kelly

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Invite: Version #3

Ahhhhh... it's a blustery afternoon here and some the leaves are falling off the trees. I noticed my neighbor's tree has turned a little red. LOVE FALL! Gearing up for the Halloween party. Bought several bags of treats at Target yesterday. Now, we just have to keep the bags closed for a month! hee hee hee...

I am sharing invite version #3 today. Mr. Spider was cut from "Doodlecharms" cartridge on the Cricut and then flocked with black powder. This version features the same banner from Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific" and "Harold's ABC" sets. I used Karen Foster Loopy Brads to hold up the banner. I LOVE those brads and decided that other people might enjoy them too if I actually USED them instead of hoard them in my stash.

Paper: MME "The Spider's Web" and cardstock
Punch: "Loops" by Martha Stewart
Stamps: by Lawn Fawn
Brads: Karen Foster
Inks: Memento and Vintage Photo Distress
Tools: Cricut and Corner Chomper
Misc: Studio G flocking powder, google eyes, pop dots, floss

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day! -Kelly

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Invite: Version #2

Played around with another invite for the Halloween Party.

This version was inspired by the City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 23 Sketch.

A big "thank you" to Sylvia for being this week's sponsor.

The spider was cut on the Cricut and covered in flocking powder. I punched small hole in the banner and threaded it with floss. I stamped the "boo!" on the ribbon.

Papers: MME "The Spider's Web" and cardstock

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific", "Heebie Jeebies" and "Harold's ABCs"

Inks: Memento black, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink

Cuttlebug: Spots-N-Dots folder
Other: mod podge, Studio G flocking powder, floss, ribbon, pop dots, glue dots, google eyes

Cricut: "Doodlecharms" cartridge used for Mr. Spider

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope something makes you smile today! -Kelly

Halloween Invite: Version 1

Getting ready for our 3rd annual Halloween Hunt. Our party will include kids ages 3-6 and will feature "the hunt" in the backyard where the kids wear their costumes and hunt for treasures in the yard. They will find small toys, glow bracelets and all kinds of treats. I am sharing one of the invitations.

I started with the wee Memories Challenge #23 generously sponsored by Your Next Stamp. The challenge was to use orange, string or scallops (2 of the 3) on project. Mine features orange paper and string.

I cut the spider from the Doodlecharms cartridge on the Cricut. I covered the front with mod podge and then sprinkled their little bodies with black flocking powder. I must admit that this was a huge mess, but ended in a big pay-off of cuteness! I put them through the Xyron to adhere to the card and of course added google eyes for fun. The cute banner was made with Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific" set and the letters were stamped with their "Harold's ABCs" set. I used a very small hole punch to thread the banner.


Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific" and "Harold's ABC"
Papers: MME's "The Spider's Web" and cardstock
Inks: Memento black and Spiced Marmalade Distress
Other: Orange and black floss, google eyes, buttons, glue dots, pop dots, Mod Podge, Studio G flocking powder

Cuts: Cricut "Doodlecharms", Spellbinders Labels Eight

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed day! -Kelly

Monday, September 20, 2010

Welcome Baby

Hello there. I am sharing a card today inspired by the beautiful color combination found in the picture below from challenge #25 by Off The Wall Craftiness. So pretty with the two shades of pink and the hint of gray. I needed to make some baby cards to welcome the little ones to church and wanted to try using felt. The idea of using felt came from the Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn swap a few weeks ago where they stamped on felt. So here's my try at it!

Thank you to the sponsor for this challenge,
tammy i. Check out her cute Etsy store.


Papers: cardstock from Hobby Lobby and stash

Stamps: Stampin Up's "God is Love" & Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific" and "Harold's ABC"

Ink: Stampin Up's "Going Gray" and "Pink Passion" & Memento black
Other: Cricut "George", Cuttlebug "Spots-n-Dots", pink felt, gems by paper Studio, JoAnn's heart brad, pop dots, Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope the day brings much joy! -Kelly

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Hello! Today I am sharing a card I made for the City Crafters Challenge #22. I am really happy with how this little pink and black card came out. The challenge is to use a tree or book in the project and I used my $1 tree stamp from Michael's as the focal point. I was happy that the image embossed so nicely! The adorable banner and Stickled birdie are from Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific".


Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Bannerific" and "Harold's ABCs" Hero Arts "Friendship Definition" and Studio G tree

Papers: MM "Sabrina"and cardstock

Ink: Memento Black, Top Emboss with black embossing powder, Distress Ink in "Aged Mahogany"

Other: gems and Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today.

THANK YOU to The Stamping Boutique for being this week's sponsor!

Cherry Good Wishes!

Hello. I am sharing a card I made for my niece's 17th birthday at the end of the month. She is the second oldest of our four nieces and will graduate from high school in the spring. Time sure does fly by! I used the sketch #61 challenge from 2 Sketches 4 You for the design and DCWV "Farmer's Market" paper stack. I flipped the sketch sideways.

Paper: DCWV "Farmer's Market" stack, cardstock
Cricut: Lyrical Letters
Ink: Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Vinatge Photo
Punch: EK Success "Donut Chain"
Miscellaneous: Glossy Accents, chipboard tag, AC Thickers numbers, Rick Rack, gem stones
Thanks for stopping by and I wish YOU cherry good wishes as well! -Kelly

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

Kelly Marie at Lawn Fawn held a facebook mini challenge to use letters with the new Bannerific stamp set. Here is the card I submitted. There were about 6 entries and she generously sent us all a prize for participating.

Well, my prize came in the mail today in a cute Halloween treat bag.

It was the Lawn Fawn "Heebie Jeebies" set!

Thank you so much, Lawn Fawn! I look forward to using these for our Halloween Party Invites!! Lawn Fawn sells great high quality stamps and is truly a wonderful company. Check them out!

Have a Spooktacular Day! -Kelly

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Welcome Baby

Greetings! I am knee deep in a pile of navy, silver and white pieces of paper as I am making wedding invitations for a dear friend's daughter so I thought I would share this little baby card I made a while back. I made a few baby cards to welcome new babies at church and this is one of the baby girl cards.

Papers: K&Company "Itsy Bitsy Baby Girl", cardstock from stash
Punch: Martha Stewart "loops"
Cricut: "George and Basic Shapes"
Miscellaneous: string and "pearls"
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope something makes you smile today! -Kelly

Thursday, September 2, 2010

You Light Up My Day!

Anybody light up your day recently? Today I am sharing a card I have made for the City Crafter Challenge Blog. This challenge was to make something inspired by light or use the word"light" etc. in a project. I made a card featuring a handmade light bulb. I traced the top of the bulb from a cup and then made the bottom part by hand. I added a black circle punch to the bottom, covered it with a little aluminum foil and added some lines with a bone folder. Thanks to Lawn Fawn for being this week's sponsor.


Stamps: "Harold's ABCs" by Lawn Fawn and "Friend Definition" by Hero Arts

Ink: black StazOn and yellow Stampin Up

Letters: American Crafts

Punches: "Donut Chain" by EK Success, circle punch

Other: arrow by Bazzill, aluminum foil, cardstock from stash, Corner Chomper, pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day! -Kelly