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11/25/09

OK Here is My First Project as a Digital Design Team Member at Two Peas!!

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HERE is the link to check out this awesome kit...and it's only $6.00. You can also CHECK OUT MY CARDS AT 2 PEAS TOO.





“Chirp Chirp...Tweet Tweet” For this card I Enlarged one bird and flipped him in word (thanks Lucy)I used my Copic Markers (any will do) to enhance the images and the vine then distressed.Added Liquid Embossing to spots. Supplies “Birds of a Feather” by Katherine Teague Ranger Distressing Ink Peeled Paint, Liquid Embossing & Rosie Road Show music note rubber stamp






“Tweet Tweet”I enlarged this adorable bird in word, cut him out, distressed him, added some Liquid Embossing, when dry I used some pop dots.Supplies “Birds of a Feather” by Katherine Teague Ranger Distressing Inks Antique Linen, Broken China & Walnut , Nestabilities Label 1.




“Singing for you” This card was made from my scraps. I added some dots with a white pen and sewed the strips of paper together. Supplies “Birds of a Feather” by Katherine Teague, Liquid Embossing, Nestabilities Label 1

Sorry for the long post I have another great kit for tomorrow..or today rather..it's late 12:04 am. Hugs,Kathy

11/22/09

Hero Arts Challenge...using Scraps

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The Challenge at Hero Arts this week is to make a card from your scraps and as I began to clean my stamping desk I found all elements buried under everything.... so these two cards came together in a snap. For the penguin card all I stamped was the sentiment and put a bow on the package. See the original HERE
Hero Arts stamps & Penguin digital kit. F5243 Elegant Brocade, CL240 Winter Time Messages

The bird card I all I had to do was cut  a background, color the bird and added some Glossy Accents HERE is the  it where the present came from.
Hero Arts F5253 Bird with Holly
Hope you all are having a great weekend!
Hugs,Kathy

CAARDVarks & Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge

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For the CAARDVarks coloring challenge HERE
and Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge HERE
My friend is going through a divorce and I was trying to reassure her that everything was going to work out. I told her all she needs wherever she ends up living is a comfy sofa and a lamp. I hope you all have some happiness in your life. Have a great weekend!
Hugs,Kathy

Arts Stamps: K5185 Wall Paper Flower, K5103 Woodgrain Circle, CG119 Flourish Background
PapertreyInk Sofa and Table
Used Copics markers to color "pictures" in the background and the sofa, used distressing inks on the "wood floors"

11/21/09

For the CARRDVarks and Embellish Magazine Color Challenge with Brads

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Just a quick post...I was up until 2am with this card. I love to color so I just had to participate in the CAARDVark coloring challenge and the Embellish color challenge was my color guide. I would NEVER have used all these brads but, so glad I did. The brad buttons really pop. I'm making cookies right now and I have already burned an entire pan so I'll see you later. Hugs,Kathy
Supplies" "Pure Innocence" stamp (My Favorite Things) Copic Markers, brads, Glossy Accents, Broken China Distressing ink.

11/19/09

Another Announcement and a Card

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I am here to announce that I am a part of the "digital creative team" at 2 Peas in a Bucket!! How exciting is that? I just can't believe it and I am so so excited. I really owe this to the Hero Arts Flickr group. The talent is so incredible that it makes me strive to be better and the group is my extended family! Thanks so much ladies and a big thanks for your heart warming comments. Don't feel like you need to comment again...lol. I made this card for my someone special who jokes that she's my agent..and she sends me the latest blog news almost as it's breaking! A big shout out to Virginia and a big shout out to you all. Dare I say if you want me to send you a card I will it just won't be quick. Send me your address and I promise eventually you will get a card.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart and big hugs,Kathy
Wish me luck :) and in the coming days I'll post all my digital team mates and their blogs so stay tuned!

11/18/09

The Talented Michelle Underwood has added me to her design team!!

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I have some exciting news that I wanted to announce last week but, I have been waiting to make a card first!!! I am a part of Michelle Underwood 's DESIGN TEAM...yay !!!!!!! I am so excited and I have Lucy to Thank!! Lucy is has always inspired me with her digital designed cards and when she joined Michelle's design team November 4th I fell in love with her AWESOME digital kits, stamps and papers. So I just had to apply and Michelle liked my cards! My first card with the beautiful and creative digi kits just had to be a big thank you to Lucy...the digital queen! I used two kits for this card. I loved the papers from "Here with You and the crown is from "Crown Pretties"
Thanks so much to all my Hero Arts friends on Flickr for your support and encouragement! Especially to TRACEY for telling me to up my game and make a digital card!!! More tomorrow. Hugs,Kathy

After downloading the paper I distressed it with Rangers Antique Linen and stamped on the Michelle's paper with Hero Arts "Old Letter Writing" in Antique Linen and Walnut Stain. I changed the color on the crown and cut out. Added accents with a Copic marker (BG01) and a Spica Glitter pen in Turquoise. Then added some bling from Kaiser and Glossy Accents!

11/17/09

Lucy's FIRST Color Challenge

Lucy's FIRST COLOR CHALLENGE...check it out  :)


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I am so excited for Lucy to post her first color challenge. Lucy is so lovely and I adore her and admire her work. Check it out http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/ I had to make a special card for Nikki who is turning 30 years old Friday. Nikki is a very special young woman and I really admire her in many ways. I hope this makes the cut.
Background stamp is Hero Arts CG122 Branch Background. I traced and drew line is the leaves with a Spica glitter pen. The flowers are from PapertreyInk "In Bloom" I stamped on pink paper, distressed with Ranger Worn Lipstick...layered...and added dots. Added some highlights with a pink Copic marker as well. Paper is from Taylored Expressions. Antique button. Have a great night and thanks so so much for your comments. Hugs,Kathy

11/15/09

3 Digital Hybrid Cards with One Digi Kit

For all of these cards I used Hero Arts Garden Tiles Digital Kits. After downloading several of the same tile images I fun trying some different things with them.

3 cards one digi kit

For the Trees I stamped a tree on the back of the garden tile several times and cut out. Then I distressed with Ranger's inks. First Pine Needles, then Shabby Shutters and finally Peeled Paint. I used a "Quickie Glue" pen by Sakura & applied Martha Stewart Glitter. For the trunks I stamped Hero Arts Wood grain circle and cut out into rectangles and distressed a little. Super quick. The sentiment is from HA "Holiday Sayings"

3 cards one digi kit

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This card is made from one garden tile and used my Copic markers to enhance the image and added some pen work. Then cut out some areas with my blade and added glitter.

3 cards one digi kit

I thought this would be great for my Jewish friend. For this card I already had the acetate I stamped this summer and for the garden tile I cut out the entire image
with my blade and used a brush to apply the glue and poured on Martha Stewart glitter. The background I painted with glue and poured on a different color. I was happy that pop dots stuck to the glitter.

11/11/09

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge with Owls

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Hi...just another owl for the Embellish Magazine on line. I had so much fun creating my larger owl that I wanted to make a simpler version for my Tuesday Tipsters. I'll be posting that later so you will know how to wip up one of these owls quickly. I added glitter because it needed some pizzazz and now it will qualify for the Hero Arts Challenge this week(to have glitter on your card) All the stamps are from Hero Arts too. See ya' later!

11/10/09

Moxie Fab World Plum Crazy Challenge #2

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Hi, I stamped this center flourish and butterfly when I was in Canada and have been dying to use it for the Plum Challenge. Finally I had a bit of time to put all the elements together . I distressed the center image them embossed it and distressed it some more. Applied Glossy Accents to my butterfly. All stamps..you guessed it Hero Arts. Have a great day! Hugs,Kathy

11/9/09

Another round card for CAARDvarks

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Just a quick post..it's late. I hope everyone has a great week! Hugs,Kathy
All stamps are Hero Arts my FAVORITE rubber stamping company!

11/8/09

CAARDvarks Challenge...a round card

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I feel like I was running like the mouse all day yesterday and I really needed some card time. When I finally turned out the lights in my studio it was 3am. It's crazy how you can get lost in time! I wasn't intending to make another card for the Hero Arts Challenge (unexpected Holiday card) but it fits so why not? I will enter this for the CAARDvarks Challenge as well. Hope you day is full of sun. Hugs,Kathy
Stamps are Hero Arts CL368 & F5279.

11/7/09

Digi Window "Snowflake" Card

Digi Window "Snowflake" Card


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This is the last card for the HA challenge this week...non traditional colors. I downloaded Hero Arts Digi Kit "Garden Tiles" chose a digi "stamp" then printed it in blue. It was easy to cut out with my blade because the image is all straight lines. Once It was cutout , I mounted it, distressed and stamped over the garden tile, the inside and the background. Lots of stamp cleaning. I hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks so so much for your kind comments. Hugs,Kathy

Supplies: Hero Arts, Digi Kit- Garden Tiles, S4878 Old Letter Writing, CL343 Holiday Sayings, S5216 Grid Pattern, S5069 Stunning Snowflakes, Brown and pink notecards

11/6/09

Hello Dear Friends

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My daughter is pretty tough on me and is a good judge of the cards that will fly or not so that's why I didn't enter this last week. I must say she did NOT like this one at all and went on to say it looks like one of my earlier postings from the beginning...nice right? Well I added some trees and the row of gems so maybe she'll like a bit more? It fit today's colors on the Hero Arts blog perfectly so here it is. Be easy on me and you may be sick of seeing this santa? He's so versatile though. Have a great weekend!
Hugs,kathy

Hero Arts Stamps:S5216 Grid Pattern,H5264 Santa with Gift ,CL357 Holiday Dolls (I used the tree)

11/5/09

Embellish Magazing Color Challenge with Owls





Say no more with the nudging of Virginia I realized I just had to submit something for this challenge at Embellish Magazine.
I started with my EK Success scallop punch and punched many strips of paper. I distressed with Ranger's Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo. I stamped Hero Arts cling Flourish Background (#CG119) with Shabby Shutters ink on the green center body. To shape the body of the owl I used the photo provided as my guide. I Cut ovals in various sizes with my Cuttlebug and once I assembled them I drew the brown background. So easy. For the feet I started with triangles and cut claws and added Glossy Accents ( also used GA on the eyes) . I cut a leftover scallop and flipped it and cut into strips for the eye lashes. Without the claws the owl measures 5x5. I always appreciate you stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Kathy
Here is the link (I couldn't download the photo??)
http://embellishmagazine.com/blog/2009/10/embellish-owls-color-challenge/

11/4/09

Pull Out Santa Book Mark

Pull out santa book mark

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Hello it's challenge time again. This week the challenge at Hero Arts is to make a Holiday card with NON traditional colors therefore you see Santa in a hounds tooth outfit. The juggling penguin is from Hero Arts digi kit and all the stamps are from Hero Arts. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment if the card provokes you. (no pressure) Have a great night!
Hugs,Kathy

11/3/09

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Just a reminder that you can click on any of my Tipsters and print them. I hope you find them useful. I implement all of these "tips" on a daily basis. Thanks for all of your support!
Hugs,Kathy

This is my Tuesday Tipster Teaser Card

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All stamps are Hero Arts including the crown. Notice the crown background on the pink? I used Glossy Accents on the eyes and the crown. For the feathers I colored with my Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers and a white accent pen. Thanks for all your comments they really mean a lot to me. Have a great week!

11/2/09

Tuesday Trigger

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Moxie Fab is now posting a Tuesday Trigger on Tuesday's so I wanted to play along especially since their inspirational trigger was owl's. I love and collect owls. This is my take on the challenge. I hope you all have a great week!
Hugs,Kathy

11/1/09

Moxie Fab World Plum Crazy Challenge

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I wanted to make a card for the Moxie Fab Plum Challenge because purples and plumbs are one of my favorite colors. I hope you are having a great weekend!
Hugs,Kathy

10/30/09

Ornament Card

Ornament Card

The Challenge for Hero Arts this week is to make a simple Holiday card. I was inspired by all the artists this week and Lucy's penguin tags so I just had to purchase this penguin digi kit. I downloaded the penguins and chose one to print on heavy card stock. I have to really force the paper into my printer for it to print. Then I cut out the penguin , mount it on my scrap(just happened to be stamped with the pine tree). Cut with a circle out of cardboard and adhere it to the back of the images so it will be heavy and sturdy. Then I used "UTEE" Ultra thick embossing powder on the ornament. After four coats the area is covered and smooth. I had a package of 30mm hoop (for earrings) that I attached between the red circle and the circle with the penguin. This ornament will hold up and can be removed easily from the card. I hope you get an idea of the thickness and dimension. Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,Kathy
P.S. Here is Lucy's blog for more digi cards
http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/

10/28/09

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Gratitude 2

This is the second card that I made for my sis-in-law with the new Hero Arts cling butterfly. She needed two cards for her tennis team captains. Thanks for stopping by! :)

10/27/09

It's Tuesday Already?

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Hero Arts has so many wonderful digital images that you can make a great card fast and easy. All you have to down load the image and then print the image in "Word". My friend Lucy has made many wonderful digi cards. Lucy's blog is on the tip sheet. You can shop for digi images
http://www.heroarts.com/ideas/digital.cfm
and see some great videos on digi stuff. I hope you find this helpful.
Have a great week!
Hugs,Kathy

10/26/09

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #18

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Hero Arts Clear Stamp set #CL275 Asian Frames and Papertrey Inks paper...new leaf, raspberry fizz, dark chocolate, kraft and vintage cream. Thanks for stopping by :) have a great week!
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