Cards for Black Leaf Studios

Hello Friends,
I have some digikits for you today from Black Leaf Studios.
Awhile back I was asked by a sweet lady if I could guest design for Black Leaf Studios. She was so patient and kind to wait for me to finish some of my commitments.  I have to tell you that I really enjoyed working with these fun, colorful, affordable and whimsical designs.

I just love looking at this sweet chef and you might notice some of my additional touches on her. You can see the digikit here and purchase it too.

Lanterns and lamps really "light" me up. In my home you will find several lamps in ONE room so I gravitate to stamps or digi with any lighting.


On this lantern there were some black dots so I decided to punch them out for more dimension and wrapped thread around it to replicate some iron detail that you usually see on lanterns. You can find the lantern here.

Happy Birthday
A friend turned 45 years ago and I decorated the table with lots of clocks and quotes about time all around the table. I used vintage watches as napkin rings and I have to admit that it looked fantastic.  This digi clock would have made the perfect invitation. Check out this digi clock here.

Happy Birthday

Well that's it for time is Please remember that  I always am grateful for your
 continued support that you show me on my blog. In case you missed it scroll down for my newest
BLOG CANDY. Have a great day! Hugs, Kathy


Be Mine !

Be Mine Blog CANDY.... YUM :)

I hope you think this candy is as yummy as I do! It's been a while since I have had some great blog candy. Every one of these stamps is from Penny Black's newest release! 
Here is a close up on the card that I colored with Copic markers. You can find this stamp here.

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Option 1.   ADD the photo TO  YOUR blog sidebar linking it back to my blog....right here.  (All you have to do is right click to copy the photo.)

Once posted on your blog or in Flickr or Facebook about this giveaway just put your name on the Inlinkz list with your blog address  or email.       

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One stamp four ways

Hello Friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that  your "Life is Good!"


This is one of four cards that I created with this particular stamp. Today I am sharing two of them & later this week I will share two more. All of the sentiments are from SRM stickers.

For this card I stamped the image in Barn Door then distressed the background. Here is a great explanation of how I layer my distress inks for some depth. To finish this card off I used some Walnut  Stain distress ink on the edges. The letter background is stamped with Aged Mahogany.

love - laugh - live

This card was fun to ink up with several distress ink and splatter with water. I placed a panel of vellum behind the center panel and the sentiment.


Please email me if you have any questions. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. Did you know that SRM has brown, white and black lettering in their sticker sentiments?
P.S.S. I will be back tomorrow with a some BIG BLOG CANDY. 



Tombo Watercolor Markers/Digi Kit/Copic Markers

Hello Friends, How are you today? Have you ever flown a kite? I don't know why I wanted to turn this adorable flying hedgie into an kite with a string? Maybe because I want to give away the guy on the bike called "A Thorney Affair"?

I love Kites
This little guy is a "Christmas" stamp but, he's so incredibly versatile!
LEAVE A COMMENT and I will choose a winner for "a thorney affair" stamp next week.

I love Kites

Both of these stamps just scream happy to me. I used Tombo watercolor markers on the "Hedgehopper" and the bows on the string . For the bows I drew figure eights with a marker on white paper, colored them and cut them out. The critter on the bike I used Copic markers. The lovely papers are from Jen Martakis's digikit here.

I love Kites

Embroidery floss works wonderful as my kite string. I jazzed up the hopper plane on the tail with a lightening blot.

I love Kites

Do you recognize this bike from Penny Black. Look in the supply list below to see if you can spot it.
Other cards I designed with "A Thorney Affair" you can see here and  here .
Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Kathy



two monochromatic cards

Hello again, How are you all?  I am dying to know what you think of these cards? These are the two cards that you will find on the Penny Black BLOG that fall into our "monochromatic" theme. I couldn't stop at one and I think it's really fun to see the same image colored and dotted differently.

 One of Two Monochromatic Cards
I finished off the inside of this card so if you are interested please scroll down. 

 One of Two Monochromatic Cards

These birds are really so much fun to color with any medium or you can just use distress ink to "color" them.  Both cards were colored with Copic markers and dotted with a white gel pen. The pink bird has some glittery accents that you can see below.

One of Two Monochromatic Cards

Worn lipstick distress ink added the perfect soft color to the heart. I felt like a pop of color was good to add to the inside of my monochromatic card and the inside shows you what the original stamp looks like.
One of Two Monochromatic Cards
Sorry but, I have to always give you an up close and personal look at my images. I drew some extra lines around the triangles on the tail. The gems were a gift and I accidentally threw away the packaging ... I don't remember where they are from.

One of Two Monochromatic Cards

This photo shows the glitter which is very easy to apply if you have a glue pen. For the cupcake liner I added some geometric lines. One more thing...Instead of cutting out the legs on the pink bird I drew some legs.

One of Two Monochromatic Cards

I can never stay it enough  A BIG THANK YOU for always stopping by. Have a great day! Kathy
P.S. There were a few questions about my Ranger color chart here.  I like to use the daubers for small areas and the distress tool for larger areas. If yo have more questions please email me so I can answer your personally. Thanks :)

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