Friday, November 17, 2017

Fawny Holiday Week



Hello! I am thrilled to be joining Lawn Fawn this week for their Fawny Holiday Week! They have lots of inspiration over at the Lawn Fawn Blog to get you in the Holiday mood for creating! There are also some give-aways so be sure to check it out!




I used several different stamp sets to create my little winter scene here, Winter Village, Christmas Dreams, Toboggan Together, and Mom & Me.  For the background I used Festive Berries and Fired Brick Distress inks, and blended them on Bristol Board. I then speckled it with water and when that was dry, some Picket Fence Distress Stain





I colored all of the images with Copic Markers. I wanted to stick with the white, gray and red color scheme, so I limited my palette to only those colors.  I cut all of the images out with their coordinating dies and adhered most of them flat with tape adhesive. The two foxes I popped up with some foam tape.




 All of the products I used are listed and linked below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Purple Onion Designs: Season's Greetings


Hello! I am back again to share another card  I made with some stamps from the new Purple Onion Designs November Christmas Release! These adorable stamps are designed by the artist Stacey Yacula and they are the sweetest!

The collection consists of 22 winter/holiday themed stamps and they are designed to coordinate with prior stamp collections.



So for my card I stamped the background stamp ( Home Sweet Home ) across the panel with waterproof black ink. I then watercolored everything with Peerless watercolors. I stamped the truck ( Old Betsy) and the small tree with Tuxedo Black ink and colored those with Copic Markers.



I created a road for my little truck by glueing a strip of black card stock along the bottom of my card. I fussy cut the truck and small tree out. I glued the small tree behind the truck to look like it was in the back, then adhered it to my card with foam tape. Next was the risky part. I speckled the whole finished card with white ink. I usually do this before I adhere everything, but I wanted the snow on the truck too. Luckily it went on evenly without any ginormous snow blobs! :D

'To check out all of the new stamps at Purple Onion Designs click HERE!

For a limited time only, the entire collection can be purchased at a discounted price of $95.00.  This is a savings of almost 30%.  The offer runs until 11/19/17.  To see the entire Collection click HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)


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Monday, November 13, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags





Hello! I am thrilled to be joining sweet friend  Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags along with Neat & Tangled this year! If you are not familiar with Tracey's Tag event you can find her blog HERE. If you love to make tags for Christmas you will definitely want to check it out! So much inspiration and prizes from some of the top stamp companies!

I have a fun tag to share with you that I created with some of the new November release products along with some old favorites from Neat & Tangled.



For my tag, I used the Classic Tag 2 dies. I then stenciled the design onto the background with the Radiating Star Stencil using Aqua ink. I cut a snowy hill from the Stitched Slope Dies, then  I cut the top and a little strip for the bottom out of aqua card stock and glued those down. I then cut the white scalloped border out with the Scalloped Dies. I cut it down to fit across the top of the tag and adhered with liquid glue. 


The cute little snow guy is from the Christmas Pageant stamp set and the trees are from the Bunny Slopes set. I colored all of my images with Copic markers, and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I tucked the trees in behind the snowy hill, then adhered the little snow guy with foam tape. The sentiment is from the Wishing You Love stamp set and is stamped with black ink.  I tied some Baker's Twine at the top to finish it up.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure and check out all of the other Neat & Tangled Tags on Tracey's blog HERE! And be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win!

Kay :)




Saturday, November 11, 2017

Merry Christmas with Sunny Studios Stamps


Hi there! I am super happy to be guesting again with Sunny Studio Stamps! Their cute designs always bring a smile to my face!


For my card here, I used the Playful Polar Bears stamp set and coordinating dies. The little trees in the background are from the Christmas Home stamp set. For my background I used Distress Ink on Bristol Board. I blended Peacock Feathers over the whole panel and added Mermaid Lagoon across the top. I sprinkled that with water and then some white ink.  I cut two snowy hills for my scene, and glued those flat to my blended panel. All of the images were colored with Copic markers.


I love the way the polar bear dies cut little slits along their hands and arms so you can tuck the items underneath them! So fun! I added the trees with liquid adhesive and tucked them behind the snowy hills, then adhered the bears and gift box with foam tape. The sentiment is from Playful Polar Bears stamp set and Christmas Home stamp set. I embossed it with white embossing powder and adhered them with foam tape as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out all of the fun stamps and dies at Sunny Studio Stamps!

Kay :)



Friday, November 10, 2017

Neat & Tangled November Release!



Hi there! Welcome to the last day of the November  Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products are available in the Neat & Tangled Store NOW!

Today I am showcasing the Warm Winter Scene Cover Plate. I used this in several of my earlier projects, but had to do a card devoted just to it. It is really a fun die! So many possibilities here!



I also wanted another excuse to use the beautiful Joyful Sentiments stamp set! I thought it went so well with this peaceful winter scene. I used Distress ink blended onto Bristol Board for my background. I blended some different colored inks onto white card stock to cut the houses and trees out. The snowy hills were die cut with the Stitched Slope dies. I adhered those flat to my panel, then tucked the houses and trees in behind them. 




I stamped the sentiment with dark green ink, and then I speckled the whole card with white ink. 


Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 



The new Neat and Tangled November release is available now in the store HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Purple Onion Designs: New Christmas Collection!





Hello! I am excited to share with you a card I made with some stamps from the new Purple Onion Designs November Christmas Release! These adorable stamps are designed by the artist Stacey Yacula and they are the sweetest!

The collection consists of 22 winter/holiday themed stamps and they are designed to coordinate with prior stamp collections.




For my card today I used Yule ( the snowman), Double Pine Tree, Pine Tree Farm, and Essential Holiday Greeting set. Everything is linked at the bottom of my post.

I stamped the snowman and masked him using masking paper, then stamped the trees and snow line over him. I stamped all of the images with waterproof black ink onto Bristol Board. I then watercolored everything with Peerless watercolors.




After all of the watercoloring dried, I speckled the whole card with white ink to look like falling snow.

'To check out all of the new stamps at Purple Onion Designs click HERE!

For a limited time only, the entire collection can be purchased at a discounted price of $95.00.  This is a savings of almost 30%.  The offer runs until 11/19/17.  To see the entire Collection click HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)



Neat & Tangled: Bunny Slopes & Stitched Slopes




Hi there! Welcome to the fourth day of the November  Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Friday November 10th at 8:00 am EST!

Today we are showcasing another adorable stamp set and coordinating dies from Elena Roussakis called Bunny Slopes along with the new Stitched Slope dies.


I have just been in love with making Distress ink backgrounds lately. It's not like they are new to me, I've just fallen in love all over again :) For this background I used Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon. I love trying out different color combinations. I also speckled it with water to create the snowy look. The snowy hills were cut out with the new Stitched Slope Dies. I adhered these flat to my panel with tape adhesive. 



The bunny and trees were colored with Copic markers. The two trees in the back were tucked in behind the hills and the bunny and tree in the front were added with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped with Versa Mark ink and embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock. I cut these out with the banners from the Scalloped Dies.


Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 




Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Friday at 7:30am EST!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)