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5/13/11

Baby Girl Card

Hello Friends, I feel like it has been forever since I have posted. I did try but, blogger got in the way a few times. I'm glad all things are fixed.

I fussed with this card a lot to get it right. Heidi from Simon Says Stamp just had a baby girl!!  Heidi is the sweetest, happiest person and I adore her. I was lucky enough to meet her and her adorable hubby at CHA. Check out the baby photos and the challenge too at Simon Says Stamp challenge blog.

it's a girl
I have been wanting to use this stamp for a long time so thanks to Heidi I  put it to good use.
This frame is one of Spellbinders new dies and I LOVE it. At first I was going to use it in white then, I felt it needed some color so out came the Copic markers. I listed them below this post if you are wondering what colors I used.

it's a girl
I created the "wallpaper" with the duck in the stamp set. Stamped it repeatedly with Worn Lipstick distress ink. Take a peak behind the flowers..you can barely see what I used because it's CLEAR! I just purchased more of these Scrap Dots. LOVE them and save them for special cards. It's also so much faster than foam dots or squares.

I went over my Copic coloring with a few colored pencils to add a little texture to the image.

it's a girl
For the eyes I used Enamel Accents and for the center of the flowers. I hope Ranger comes out with more colors. I use them all the time. Off to pick up my son at the airport he's coming home from college. Soooooo excited to see him. Happy weekend! Hugs, Kathy


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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