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5/10/11

Silhouette .... another quick post

Hello Friends,
How was your Mother's Day? I usually find myself reflecting about my expectations...lol
Are they to high?? What really is Mother's Day?? A good meal with family ?? I do love the fact that it's a great day to hopefully make my Mom and Bonus Mom feel special.
Ken
I needed to make a special card for an amazing man.

Ken

Nicole taught me how to use the Silhouette and I took photos instead of notes. Well.....wouldn't you know... I deleted the photos and haven't had time to figure it out. I love having the ability to cut out jumbo letters. Here is another card with large letter that I created with the silhouette.

I hope you felt like a Queen yesterday & I am grateful you stopped by!  Hugs, Kathy

5/7/11

National Scrapbooking Day

It's National Scrap booking Day today which means a day to celebrate!!  Penny Black is in a celebratory mood & they are hosting a  one-day monochromatic card challenge with THREE WINNERS! Check out Penny Black's blog to see the other DT's inspiring monochromatic cards & get the prize details ! I hear there is going to be something BIG. 

Set of Four Cards

For my cards I used this new background stamp that is becoming a fast favorite. I cut a circle with a Spellbinder circle die and used pop dots to raise my panel. The embellishment on the ribbon is the  cutout circle...I just trimmed it down a little bit to make it smaller and added a large pearl.
Set of Four Cards
You might notice that I have been using Labels 1 MEGA die from Spellbinders. Worth every penny for me because it's hard for me to make a 4x6 card. Here is another set of cards I created with the mega die and it's the same technique that I used for these cards.

I  embossed the image with clear embossing powder on some water color paper. Before I emboss I like to use this tool with powder to get a crisp image.
Set of Four Cards
I used three  Mix & Match papers from Penny Black, two distress inks & SRM sticker sentiments.

Set of Four Cards
If you look closely at this card you will notice that I added a white dot to each little fleck in the circles. It really makes a difference ... promise.

I combined Worn Lipstick & Rusty Hinge.. I love how they mixed together when I spritzed with water.
This one was Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass.
I have been trimming my dies by hand when layering because sometimes I just want a smidge of paper to show. Lately I have been doing this instead...much easier. Flip you paper over and trace the outside edge of your die. Cut out your traced shape. Now you have a thin frame to accent your center panel. Add another layer for more impact without trimming.

I taped my SRM sticker sentiment down before adding pop dots and the final layer.
Add your name to the list for my SEW EASY giveaway in yesterday's post here in case you missed it.

I hope your Mothers Day will be just as you imagine it. Wishing you happiness and all the best. Happy Mothers Day! Hugs, Kathy

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5/6/11

Lily Pads Color Throw Down/ Sew Easy Giveaway

Hello Friends, Happy TGIF day! Are you as excited for the weekend as I am? We will be attending a wedding for a very special couple & I can't wait to see them tie the knot.
TODAY I have a giveaway and a card for Lily Pad's new "Kathy's Color Throw Down"
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The Color Throw Down is a monthly challenge that I get to host at the Lily Pad blog here.

Last month there were so many beautiful & inspiring entries and this months challenge is sponsored by The Greeting Farm. When you jump over to the Lily Pad blog you will find the tutorial for the sewing on my card (with the "Sew Easy") & inspiring cards for the LP design team. A treat to behold  :)

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Did you spot the doily i used on this card? I cut out the center and paired it with a Spellbinder die cut. I colored the image with Copic markers and used Rock Candy distress stickles on the wing. This is the direct link to this image from TGF.

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I printed the image again on a transparency (that teachers use) and cut it out. A dot of Glossy Accents was a secure way to adhere the wing on to the fairy. Here is another card with the same image I designed awhile ago. If you have a minute you must check out this card I made for a Greeting Farm battle! It was a labor of love and a great team I had. Great memories :)

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Sorry I got side tracked. I added some lines on the sash around her waist with this pen. You will be amazing how a few lines can add that something extra to your project. This Basic Grey 6x6 paper pack I find myself reaching for all the time. Actually my last card I used the same paper pack.

Now I hope you will jump or hop over to the LILY Pad blog and see just how easy it is to use the Sew Easy. I LOVE using this product. Simon Says Stamp Super Store has donated these yummy goodies to make your sewing easier and more fun.
After you stop at The Lily Pad's blog add your name to the Inlinkz list below.

Have a happy weekend. Hugs, Kathy Thanks for visiting


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