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3/14/12

Catalog card

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Hello Friends,
Just a super quick post to share today. I love this sweet image called  "Shop & Tweet" from Penny Black's new 2010 catalog. I colored her with Copic markers and added some distress ink on the edges. (I added the polka dots on her shirt) Stitching was added on the cards edge with this. The cheerful papers are from Penny Black's mix & match collection. Enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. I am teaching this Sunday and have a fun technique that I can't wait to share with you. 
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3/12/12

wedding response card - coloring with sharpie markers

Wedding Response Card
Hello Friends, How was your weekend?? Is spring in the air or do you have a spring in your step?? I know this happy couple that is getting married has an extra kick in their step. We just received the beautiful invitation...classic, simple and elegant. I thought the response card needed some jazzing up.
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I thought this new Penny Black transparent set called, " Flowers Sweet" would be an elegant touch to the response card. I wanted to show you that coloring with regular markers can look nice too. I used SHARPIE markers for this. I outlined the scrolls and flowers with FYG1 Copic marker. 
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I was having such a relaxing time coloring & the envelope was calling my name so I just had to decorate the envelope as well. 
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I used the postage stamp (on the left) as my color palette. I only had a handful of Sharpie's on my desk so I stuck with was within reach. Yes, my desk is soooooo messy right now. 
Here is a previous response card I stamped and here is one more.

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Now...how about a little fun?? Are you a prankster?? I am and I love to do little innocent things like this. See the number in the bottom right corner?? ERASE IT....and make sure you can't see it after you erase it...lol. The number is there in case you forget to write your name when you write your response. I have forgotten my name and that's how I learned this trick. If you don't decorate it well...then..it will be harder to guess who it might be. When I decorate the response cards they couple can usually narrow down that it might be from me. I hope next time you get a response card you will do a little jig and some stamping. Have a great week and THANKS so much for your visit. Hugs, Kathy

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3/9/12

Jane's Doodles Blog Hop


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Hello Friends,  Welcome to Jane's Doodle's Blog HOP!! You might be arriving from Courtney's blog here. (You are going to love her cards)  If not I suggest that you start here at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a thing
Jane's Doodles will be giving away ALL OF THESE SETS so I encourage you to leave comments as you hop along. 


For every Tooth Fairy that's sold a $1 dollar donation will be made to Caylin's Cure A Fundraiser for Hope. You can also find the digital Fairy here that sells for $3 and $1.00 will be donated to Caylin's Cure as well. 
(This is such a wonderful cause and unfortunately I know to many people with this disease :(  
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Mariana is a new designer for Janes Doodles and the Easter set is her first. Love this sweet bunny. A big congrats to Mariana and if you want to purchase the stamps you can find them in Jane's Doodles shop .
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If you know me I had to add my own personal twist to the stamps. I had so much fun and I couldn't stop thinking I was playing with paper dolls. I cut the arms off of the owl so he could put his arm around the bunny and hold a bunch of carrots for his sweetie. I colored all the images with Copic Markers and then added a tad of brown distress ink. I used tumbled glass distress ink for the background and this for their eyes. 
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This is my simpler version of the other card. More Copics, distress ink and enamel accents
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I have to share the details on the fairy card. So much fun to layer the skirt with soft pink vellum.
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She makes me happy and was so fun to add sparkel and shine to. The wings have a generous application of Rock Candy on them. Glossy Accents on the star & Enamel Accents on the eyes. 
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After coloring the skirt I used this pen for tiny details to create the pattern. Once it was dry I used a terry cloth and some Copic blending solution to give the dress more texture.
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To create the layers I thought vellum would be perfect. I stamped the skirt three times with this ink, cut them, and glued them together with Glossy Accents. 


Jane's Doodles will be  announcing a DT call soon so check Jane's Doodles blog for more details. 
Thank YOU for stopping in & thanks to Jane's Doodles!
 Now it's time to hop to Teri's blog here. (you are going to love the way she uses color)
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3/6/12

creating lace with a spellbinder die

Hello Friends, How are you?? I love Wednesday's because it's the middle of the week and that means the weekend is that much closer.  Today I have another catalog card to share with this sweet Mimi image called "Mimi's Big Day".
I want to point out the background boarder using this die from Spellbinders called
"Lace Doily Motifs". 
Lace and weddings go hand in hand and I wanted a delicate element on this card for the 2012 catalog. To achieve this lacy look with the die cut all you need to do is:

When you are removing the paper from the back of the die cut .... pop ONLY some of the pieces that you normally discard.  I added a tad of glue to some of the small pieces so they don't pop off of my boarder. Adhere your lacy die cut boarder to your card base. Add this to the insides of the lace in random places for dimension and texture. (to the open spaces and the spaces where the small bits of glued paper is too)   I know you are going to love the look of this. On the top card you will see that I did the same thing in the corner. The image was colored with Copic markers and the papers are from Penny Black's mix & match paper collection. 



Did you happen to see this video from Cathy A? She has the best ideas.

I was lucky enough to have Frederick from LiLy Pad visit my studio and travel with my family. You can see the photos on the Lily Pad Blog if you are interested. 



Have you heard the buzz?? Simon Says Stamp just reveled the April card kit and it's fantastic! So cheerful, happy and colorful!  These card kits do sell out so don't delay if you missed the last ones. If you suscribe you save $5.00 such a great value!!
 Check it out here
I hope the rest of your week has lots of sunny and happy days. Hugs, Kathy

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