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4/25/12

Simon Says May card kit giveaway

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Hello Friends, How are you today?? I know some of you might be wondering how the packing is going & I appreciate you asking. As of now I am taking a break and helping my TWIN sister pack her breakables .....she's moving next month! 

Now... let's talk card kits...Simon Says Card Kits. TODAY I am lucky to be able to give away one of Simon Says May's card kit all you need to do is say hello in the comment area. I will draw a random winner next Friday. 
I am in love with every paper in May's card kit.  I also love these die cut transparences that I used on both cards. (you can purchase them separately here). I do recommend using Scrap Dots to give the transparences dimension. I would rather call the transparencies vellum because they are so smooth and silky and a nice quality. The oval frame of this card is one Spellbinders newest dies called, "Floral Ovals " NOTICE the tiny perforated holes around the oval...so elegant and so easy. To finish off my card I added some Gathered Twigs distress ink to the edges. 
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This is a good photo of the "transparencies" from Basic Grey that are in the card kit. Almost a life time supply...lol :) On this card I used three of them and this yummy felt cloud button and all. I used more Scrap Dots to adhere the arrow next to the cloud and you can see the clear bit under the arrow. 
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I was pretty proud of myself when I thought to add the dotted paper to the folded corner on the back side. Ahhh I have to mention the lovely sentiment created from the talented Kristina Werner. Love the stamp set that's in this card kit and it will be available for purchase soon.... stay tuned :)
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The yummy trend tape was fun to use. I trimmed the edges, placed the tape on some light blue paper and trimmed it again leaving an small blue boarder. I was into folding corners on all these cards as you see here too. This is a good close up of the lovely dots in the oval that is from Spellbinders. If you have any questions please send me an email. You can order May's card kit here. If you want to suscribe you can order here. May you have sunny skies the rest of the week. Hugs, Kathy

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4/23/12

clowning around

For You
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend...perhaps a crafty weekend? I  feel bad that earth day just slipped threw our house with out a nod this year. We do our best but, there is always room for improvement.  
For You
I had so much fun coloring these adorable clowns called "Three Clowns" from Penny Black for the 2012 catalog. On the center clown I used the "Copic Feathering" method in an artistic way without bending the two colors.  I have also done that same thing here, here and here. The ballons and stamped sentiments are from this transparent set that I am constantly reaching for. I wish I had a close up on the buttons and noses. The buttons I used Enamel Accents and a big blog of Glossy Accents on the their noses. I hope they gave you a smile today. Have a good week! Hugs, Kathy
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4/20/12

what to do with those smudges

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Hello Friends, How was your week? It's amazing to think Friday is here already but, don't get me wrong I am happy the weekend is here. Today on the Lily Pad blog Virginia has posted an inspirational photo to get your mojo going & the DT has created beautiful cards to help with that mojo  too. Letraset is sponsoring Lily Pad for this challenge. The DT was lucky to get to test Letraset's alcohol markers with a brush tip. I love the vibrant colors and I love flowers so this card is what I ended up with using the photo as a jump start. This transparent set of flowers is from Penny Black, the critters are from Purple Onion and this sentiment sticker is from SRM stickers. (all supplies listed below this post.)
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By the way have you "re-inked" your stamp pad lately, I just got this and it made such a difference so I thought I would share in case you haven't re-inked recently. The hand stitching was easy with this foam pad becasuse its so easy to pierce the card stock before I sew. After I masked my flowers with this, stamped, masked and stamped again I colored my new stamped background. I decided to use an oval Spellbinder to give me some dimension and more interest. After cutting an oval in the center...I cut the some of the flowers out of the center to use on top of the white background. White dots were added to the flowers centers. Let me know if you have any questions & if you like you can refer to this video. I like to call this technique "palette blending" that I used to color the flowers. 
Now are you wondering about the title of this post? "What to do with those smudges?"
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It's been awhile since I have gotten a smudge this bad but, I was determined to use "Poppy"
When  in doubt...cut it out. Literally!! I sliced her down the middle and added her to my card peeping out to cheer someone up. Here is another card with a shared smudge (tips are all the way at the bottom.) Any plans for the weekend?? I hope it's a good one. Thanks for poppin in :) Hugs, Kathy
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