Mimi and Caylin's Cure for Diabetes

Hello Friends, How has your week been? Since school has just begun (my DD is a junior this year... it's so surreal) I find it nice to get back into a routine.

Supplies will be listed below the post. 

This week at the PB blog we are sharing our wonderful Mimi images so keep an eye out for my card on Thursday *wink*. Also I have begun to learn the world of editing...videos! So stay tuned for that. If there is something special you might like to see please send me an email request. :)

I also want to let you know about a very important cause DIABETES. The ever so talented & the sweetest girl you will meet,Kristina Proffitt,is raising funds in her daughter's name. Caylin was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last March so, Kristina (Caylin's mom) has started "Caylin's Cure" which is their way to raise funds to fight this disease that effects so many lives!  


Kristina is hosting an auction on her blog HERE for 2 pieces of art that were custom designed just for this cause by  Lori of Fresh Picked Whimsy.   

This is one of them.

I am sure Kristina would love it if you could just pop by and say hello. Thank YOU for reading this post and I am always grateful you stop by. I know I say that a lot but, they are more than words....I mean it.
Have a great day! Hugs, Kathy

P.S. I almost forgot!!!!!! The winner of my blog candy is 
A big congrats to you Katie. I will email you shortly. 

Supplies for the card:


Spellbinders at CHA

Hi, today is a super quick share. I created both of these for a demonstration in the Spellbinder affiliate booth at CHA. I love this new shaped die(Labels 22) and it's so versatile.

The stickles on the berries really made these cards pop and it's so quick & easy for a big effect. The reason I created these two cards for was to show how different this die can look as a "frame" or a boarder. The only difference is the sentiments and the owl perched on the fence below.


My opinion is that Spellbinders gives you the best bang for your buck in the crafting world. It's just my honest opinion . If you want to see how to create some layers with distress inks you can refer to this card. Have a great day!  Hugs, Kathy



Tags with NEW Penny Black Stamps

Hello Friends, This week on the Penny Black Blog we have been sharing elegant cards with Penny Black's new & exciting Christmas release. Today is my turn on the blog so I have two tags to share.

This flower called "Christmas Pride" is one of my favorites of the entire release.  I love the overall size and the way you can dress it up or down. I started with a black tag, this beautiful foil vellum and watercolor paper . I stamped the flower two times on the watercolor paper using gold embossing ink. I added the distress inks (see supply list) with a dauber so I could control the color. (I wanted to add shading that was coming from a light source.) Then I sprayed heavily with perfect pearls and waited patiently for it to do it's magic. When dry cut & curl up the petals.

(I took one of Jennifer McGuire's classes and learned this technique from her. Thanks sweet Jennifer :) 

You can see the foil vellum in the background of the tag. Love this stuff. I stamped another flower on green paper with black ink for the bottom layer and embossed the paisley outline stamp on top of it. The sentiment was stamped with gold metallic ink. I just have to share this project with you I made last year with the gold foil vellum. It's distresses so beautifully because of the gold foil.

This tag isn't necessarily for Christmas. I used the PB script background on the flower and the background. For this tag I started with Copic X-Press It paper and colored with Copic markers. I really paid attention to my light source and where the light was coming from. ( I hope to have a tutorial in the future on this) For the background I used distress inks and outlined the flowers with a blue Copic (B00)

It's really hard to see all of the glittery goodness on this tag. The texture was added by applying dots on  the petals with red stickles. To avoid sprays of embossing dust I like to use this powder before I use my embossing power. I hope all of you are safe from this hurricane. Hugs to all, Kathy

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