Happy Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Friends, How was your weekend?? I hope it was wonderful :)
It's a special day today beause Joy Taylor is celebrating her B.D. and one of her  sweet friends organized a hop. You should be arriving from the talented Jill Foster's blog. To start at the beginning go here to Linda's blog
Happy Birthday sweet Joy. So many of you know Joy so I don't have to tell you how big her heart is and how amazingly talented she is. Now if you will please hop to Danielle's blog here 
So sorry I will have to give instructions later. I have 22 people arriving for a holiday party in 2 hours. Yikes. 

Card Supplies:


Zentangle Flower from Penny Black

Thank You
Hello Friends, Happy Friday to you! Thank you for all of your sweet and gracious comments about my very first video very encouraging & heart warming. (I will be selecting a winner this weekend and will try to post it on Sunday...all that info is here) Right now I am working on my second video and I will be using the NEW Copic like markers from Le Plume by Marvy that are almost half the price of Copic's . Here is a post that I did on the LePlume's in Sept & if you are wondering where you can purchase them just click here. In the mean time I hope you will check out Lai-Yoke's tree's here that she created after she saw my video. If you get inspired by anything I do please send me a link I would love to see what you you have created. 

Creating this card is pretty straight foward but, if you need more info here is a post I did on Zentangle. Sorry for all of the click here and here stuff. Just in a crunch today. I have 22 people coming over Monday night for a Book Club Christmas Party with spouses and I have NOT started decorating and the house is a reck...crazy! Have a great weekend and would love to hear what you are up to. Hugs, Kathy


My very first video & some candy to celebrate

Hello Friends, I am soooooo excited to share my very first video with you and I admit right out of the gate....there is room to grow so please be patent with me. The time investment was huge but, I enjoyed the process and learned a lot & I certainly look forward to growing more in this department.

In my new video series called " It's in the Details" I want to show you a very simple card that if you wish you can take your stamped image a step further by adding more details to your card.
Happy Holidays take 1
These cards are super easy with one layer.  I colored right onto the red rubber with my water color markers.   To take this simple technique a step further you can use a stamp positioner (or mark exactly where you stamped the first time) and use some VersaMark & embossing powder, then stamp ON TOP of your already water colored stamped image as you can see in the video. 
Happy Holidays take 2
Embossing on top of the stamped image a second time allows to you water color on top and the colors of the snowflakes won't change or dilute. I love the soft look of this Bo Bunny 6x6 paper pack for layering and I used this nice and heavy watercolor paper for my image. I used some distress ink on my second layer of Spellbinders for the center die cuts. The beautiful scalloped boarder is from this set and such a great value. 

In the video I rounded my corners and added some gems then, (after filming)  I decided I needed to die  cut two chapes to create more interest in the center of my card.....but, I FORGOT that you can't put gems through your machine so I snapped my cutting plates in two. I love the look of the crushed gems so I will try this a different way next  To secure the newly crushed gems I added Glossy Accents on top. I really hope you like the video and I hope to share a video once a week in my series "It's in the Details" I hope you will stay tuned. If you want to subscribe to my UTube channel click here. This card will be featured on the Penny Black blog today. I just love these delicate snowflakes on the wreath from PB. Thanks you for visiting I am so happy you stopped by. Hugs, Kathy
Like Candy....without calories?? If you help spread the word about my video with a link on your Face Book, Flickr, Blog, or Twitter  etc. AND OR subscribe to:
 "The Daily Marker's"  UTube channel you have more chances to win my favorite background stamps from Penny Black & SRM stickers
(see photo above) . Each time you spread the word leave me a comment so I know. I will select a winner the end of next week. 

Card Supplies & links to make life easy :)
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