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2/10/11

As promised I have a winner for you

    Congrats to Ayana for wining this great pile of beautiful stamps from none other than Penny Black. I'm so happy for you Ayana!!! Check out Ayana's blog here.

Happy Friday! How are you all today? I have another new stamp from Penny Black to share with you today. I made up some ATC's to hand out to Penny Black's clients that were taking my make and take at CHA in case they had any questions. I made a few extra to hand out as well.
Do you recognize the paisley background stamp? I love it because the design is small and compact so it's perfect for almost any background.
To start I stamped the letter background with dusty concord on sheets of card stock. Then I stamped the flowers with black ink and "colored" them with Barn Door distress ink. So quick and easy!
I don't usually play favorites but.... I stamped my fav the paisley background on the 3.5 x2.5 cut cards with Faded Jeans. I just had to distress the entire card with Broken China.
After cutting out the flowers I felt the need to add dots to each flower, all the leaves and some faux stitching on the edges of the card.
Keep in mind you won't be able to find these yet in the stores. Have you seen the new Penny Black catalog? You can download it here. Next week I will be on the PB blog sharing some tips that I hope you will enjoy. It has really been fun seeing all of the entries for the weekly challenge at the PB blog. I want to say ....Thank You, thank you for all of your sweet comments on my last post!! Warms my heart :)  I hope there will be sunshine in your skies this weekend...thanks again. Hugs, Kathy SUPPLIES:

2/9/11

Simon Says Stamp

Hello Friends, How is everyone today? I have some exciting news that I want to share with you! I have been invited to be part of the very talented DT team at Simon Says Stamp... I am so excited and so honored!  As you might already know that they have some pretty neat weekly challenges and it's a great way for me to think out of the box. Now I will have a new way to use my yummy Penny Black stamps in unique ways and share them with you. Today's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is the perfect example of what I am taking about. Read here for all of the details. I forgot to mention... Simon Says Stamp chooses a random winner for a $50.00 gift certificate each week! 


For this necklace I used Tim Holtz's Sizzix die, distress ink, grunge board and two Penny Black stamps. All of the supplies are linked below along with instructions if you are interested.  If want some other ideas of projects other than cards I have some examples for you. Wine tags here, sentiments in a tube here, gift card holder here, and a FELT gift card along with more wine tags here.
Friday I will announce the winner of my blog candy here.

With all that said here are the instructions:
Cut two sets of Tim's die with water color paper (for layering) then, cut another set from grunge board.
Layout how you want to form the necklace.
I colored the wings with Copics markers so I could get some heavy shading to show up on the necklace once the wings are attached. I used BG45, BG49 and BG18.
The heart pieces were colored with Barn Door distress ink. Stamp the heart with the letter background stamp in Aged Mahogany. All of the blue pieces were stamped with  PB's new paisley stamp.
Once everything is dry rim your edges with markers. Add a light coating of rock candy distress stickles to the hearts with your finger or a small brush.
I switched up the way I wanted to layer the heart. I pierced a hole in the wings to insert a jump ring but, it didn't fit so I wedged it between the grunge board and the paper. Add some glossy accents to secure the jump ring in place. 

Then you can add some pearls or bling to your necklace. I found an old necklace that I don't wear any more for the chain. Do you like the pearls or should I have left the heart more simple. Hummm....

On the wing you can really see the details in the paisley stamp from PB. Soon it will be available in your LLS. A big thanks to the Simon Says DT for your warm welcome and a big thanks to you for visiting my blog. Happy creating! Thanks again! Hugs, Kathy

SimonsSaysStamp Store HERE
Supplies:(click on a thumb nail to see products larger)

2/8/11

A new week a new challenge

Hello Friends, I made this card for this weeks challenge for the Penny Black blog here and I hope that you just might have time to play along :)

Basket of Love
This adorable image is called "Basket of Love" and she's easy to color.  The hearts in the background are from a different stamp listed below. I colored the hearts with different Tombo markers, stamped on white paper, re-inked again and again. When dry you can add glitter with a glue pen.

Basket of Love

I colored her face with Copic markers and everything else I used Tombo markers. A girl can't have enough markers...ha! Notice the pretty paper peeping from behind the white?? Below are just some of the colors that will soon be available. The yummy flower is one of the new stamps too. So fun to finally share with you all.
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Sorry for the quick post. More tomorrow. Hugs, Kathy

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