Sunday, June 30, 2013

Thank you to my followers and "To My Forever Friend" Card

Can you believe it is Sunday already?  The last day of June.  The last day for Google Reader.  Before I get to the card, I just wanted to thank all the Reader followers for my blog.  I have so appreciated all of your kind comments and smiles.  The time you have taken to stop by my little blog and leave some love has meant the world to me.  I am so fortunate because some great blogworld friendships have developed.  (Blog space hugs to you all!)

I do hope you have enjoyed being a follower!  Feel free to click the Bloglovin' button to keep in the crafting loop.  :)

Now, onto the card...

The rain has put a damper on my outdoor weekend plans so I spent some time in the craft room tidying things up.  Of course, tidying is boring compared to crafting so my attention was quickly averted.  I ended up combining some current challenges into one card.  The challenges that caught my eye were: lavender and lace (from the Allsorts blog), embossed squares (Cuttlebug Mania), oldest embellishment (Shopping our Stash) and Polka dots (Frosted Designs, Really Reasonable Ribbons).  There are also some AG challenges (Sunday Funday, Hiding in My Craft Room) that I also wanted to participate in.  So here is my collective challenge card:

I was able to use some scrap paper and embellishments on this card- woo who!  My oldest embellishment took some time to figure out.  I believe my oldest embellishment is the metal die under the green flower.  It was purchased probably 5 or 6 years ago.  Finally...the neglected die is being used!

Other Materials/Product used:

  • JustRite Antique Valentine Tags One (sentiment)
  • Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents (ivory flourishes)
  • Graphic 45 Secret Garden and A Ladies Diary (paper and tag)
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder, Baby's Breath
Thanks so much for stopping by!


This card is entered into the following challenges:

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thanks a Bunch card

Happy Friday, All!

I am so happy to share this card with you all.  I have been wanting this stamp set since it was released and I finally purchased it last week.  The set is Stampedous! Daisy Thanks.  It is so cute and I know it will be used a lot.  Hope you all do not tire of it!

The card was so simple to make and I used all scraps to make it.  (Gotta love it when a plan comes together.)  I stamped the daisy flowers onto Kraft card stock and then heat embossed it.  I colored the flowers with copic markers (G14, E25, RV23 and RV34).  The sentiment "Happy Day" was stamped in the lower corner.  The Kraft was cut to size and then I ran a black copic along the edges for highlights.  For the inside I stamped and fussy cut the butterfly (love it!).  I used Stickles Lime Green on the inside of the wings.  It was secured to another piece of Kraft card stock with the stamped sentiment "thanks a bunch".

Easy card, huh?  I was so happy at how quick it came together...I think I may make a white/yellow daisy next.

Have a good weekend!  And don't forget to update your feed this weekend if you use Google Reader!  I would hate for you all to miss out on your favorite blogs!

Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Sister Act Challenge, AG:
Pain and Tack, AG:
Kraft Journal, Inks:
Pollycraft, AG:
DL Art June Linky Par-tay:
Sunday Fundays, Linky:
Crafting By Design, AG:
Word Art Wednesday, AG:
Party Time Tuesday, AG:
Stamping for the weekend, AG:
Simon Says Stamp, AG:
Tuesday Throwdown, Glitz:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

JustRite Sketch Challenge 99- You are in my garden of friends

Hello Crafteteers!

JustRite has a new challenge- create a project using their sketch as inspiration.  

I started with the JR background stamp Floral Flourishes.  Versamark Watermark Stamp pad was used on the stamp and was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Tim Holtz's mowed lawn, peeled paint, tattered rose, fired brick and spiced marmalade were added as shown.  What a fun way to make patterned paper!  

Over the background paper I secured a sheet of frosted vellum paper.  You can still see the background paper but it tones it down just a bit.  It was then assembled to a white card I made from Spellbinders 5x7  Detailed Scallops.  

JR Poppies Labels Twenty Nine provided the sentiment and the poppies.  The sentiment was stamped on white paper, oval die cut and gold applied along the edge.  Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight tag was die cut and distressed in the TH mowed lawn and peeled paint.  The sentiment was assembled to the tag with foam tape.  A small rectangle of white paper was die cut from Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and then dry embossed a Lifestyle Crafts folder.  The rectangle also had gold applied along the edge. The poppies were stamped in black Versafine and then heat embossed.  The colors took some time to figure out.  I ended up using TH colors listed above and then I used the TH distress marker barn door for extra highlights on the petals.  Liquid pearls Lemon Yellow were used on the inside of the poppies and Stickles were applied for some emphasis. Another piece of white paper was cut from a smaller rectangle of the Spellbinders Scalloped set.  I added a strip of the background paper in the center.  Gems in green and clear were assembled in the areas shown.  Finally I made a triple ribbon from twine and white ribbon and attached to the poppies.    
Thank you for stopping by and have a nice Wednesday!

This card is entered in the JustRite Challenge #99:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thank you butterfly card

Hello Crafteteers!

I would like to share a Thank You card I made for a very good friend of mine. She likes butterflies so I made sure that this card had at least one on it.  

The card base is Kraft paper.  The lovely designer paper is from Kaisercraft: Sweet Nothings. Tim Holtz's Heartfelt cling set provided the flourish and Cheery Lynn's Italian Flourish doily (my favorite!!) was used as corner accents on the outside of the card.  Black twine and recycled ribbon were also used.  Stickles was applied lovingly and in plentitude!  The colors on the moth is Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen from TH.  Thank you (inside of card) is from JustRite's Lace Medallion Labels set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

This card is entered into the following challenges:
TOP THREE!  Kraft Journal, Twine:
Cheery Lynn, Kraft and Cheery:
Inklings and Yarn, AG:
Inky Impressions, AG:
Pollycraft Challenge, AG:
Stamp and Doodle, Favorite Embellishment, Ribbon!:
DL Art Linky party:
Jo's Scrap Shack, AG:
Every Day is an Occasion, Linky Party:

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tuning up for a Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!

It has been a week since my last post (*gasp*) but I have been nowhere near my little crafty room.  Hopefully next week will be better!

Today I am making a quick post showing the card I made for my Father-in-law. The stamped image is Penny Black's Tune Up stamp set.  As soon as I saw the dog fixing the car I had to get it!  He is too cute!  The background paper is from Authentique's Strong paper pad. Spellbinders' die set A2 Matting Basics A did the cutting for me.  :)

Really hate to post and run but my Father-in-law just woke up!  Time to give Father-s Day wishes...and a card!

Hugs to all and have a fantastic Sunday!

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Kraft Journal, For Him:
Simply Create, Too, Father's Day:
D.L. Art, Father's Day:
Stampin for the Weekend, Cute:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

JustRite Kraft card for Dad

 Happy Sunday!

My dad's b-day is tomorrow.  I thought I would make a fun nautical card for him.  He has never seen the ocean so he would think the theme would be neat.  Perhaps seeing this card will convince him to come to the Atlantic (or Canada, even!).  :)

The card base is made from Kraft  card stock.  JustRite stamp set Anchors away and background stamp, Victorian Tile were used as shown.  Twine was sewn into the top of paper to add a bit more nautical feel.  My precious scrap piece of gold paper was die cut using Spellbinders set Twisted Metal Tags and Accents. The card stock was trimmed in gold.  Gold Stickles was applied to the outline of the Anchors Away die cut and also in the centers of the background stamp.   The inside of the card used the Lifestyles Crafts Anchor embossing folder (for the local crafters: it was purchased at Carousel Stamps).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

This card is entered into the following challenges:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER!  JustRite Challenge, Make it Manly:
TOP THREE WINNER! Creative Craft Challenges 2, For the Fellas:
Sweet Stamps, For Dad:
My Crafty Spot, Dad:
Tuesday Throwdown, Embossing:
Paper Crafting Journey, Masculine:
Crafty Creations, One for the Boys:
Sandy's Crafty Creations, Embossing:
Crafting Musketeers, Stamped Image:
Through the Craftroom Door, AG:

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tea cup inspired cards

Happy Saturday!

Yesterday I went to a thrift shop and purchased a couple of tea cup sets.  One of them was a beautiful Aynsley tea cup with a blue background, white flowers and gold trim.  It is so pretty and was a steal at $5!  What a great find and a lovely addition to my little collection (I heard the chuckles of my close friends as they read "little".) .

The tea cup set was the inspiration for the cards I made today.  Actually, I had intentions of making only a CAS card but it got out of control and I made the "non-CAS card" shown above first.  When completed I realized it was the worst CAS card in the history of CAS cards.  So, I went ahead and completed what may be considered a CAS card.  

Interesting the difference between the two cards.  Two different cards inspired by one tea cup set.  Paper art imitating bone china art.  :)

Materials used:

  • Momento Rich Cocoa
  • Kraft paper
  • TPC Studio "Card Crafting Hello" stamps
  • Spellbinders 5X7 Detailed Scallops
  • Spellbinders Nested Tea Cups
  • JustRite Lace Medallion Labels stamp set
  • JustRite Secret Garden background stamp
  • Coutre Creations Trellis embossing folder
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

A card above is entered into the following challenges:
TOP THREE!  Shopping Our Stash, No Patterned Paper:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kraft CAS Whole Heart Card

Happy Wednesday!

My hubby and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary yesterday.  I can't believe it has been six years already! 

The card I made for him definitely celebrates the day.  The Eiffel Tower was a must because he proposed on the Eiffel Tower in Paris and we were married at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.  Both events I will cherish always...not because of the locations but because I was fortunate enough to marry my best friend.  I don't want to get too sappy on you all so I will move on to the card. :)

The card base is constructed from Kraft paper.  The Eiffel Tower die is from Die-namics.  The sentiment "You have my whole heart my whole life" is from My Mind's Eye stamp set Miss Caroline "Howdy Doody".  The red lace is Recollections lace on a Roll.

The style of the card is Clean And Simple and follows along with this week's challenge at the Kraft Journal.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hugs to All!

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Kraft Journal, CAS:

I WON!!!  Sister Act Card Challenge, AG:

Pin & Tack Challenge, AG:

Paper Take Weekly, AG:

Love to Scrap, AG:

Inky Impressions, Anniversary:

Through the Craftroom Door, AG:

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