Happy Day

Happy Day
Hello Friends, Super quick post today especially since all of the verbiage I just posted was deleted!! I  am not so patient when that happens :( Any how.... how are you?? Any fun plans for your weekend?
I love using these word die cuts from Simon Says Stamp. Here is another way you can emboss the words in your background. 
Are you excited for the Olympics?? I will be glued to the TV for the three weeks... LOVE the Olympics. Here is a card to celebrate the Olympics I posted a while ago. Did you happen to check the Simon Says August card kit GIVEAWAY?? Click here for that if you missed it. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Kathy


Giveaway time :)

Hello Friends, How are you?? How's your summer been?? It's that time of the month again when I am giving away the newest Simon Says Card Kit for August!! It's packed with goodies and the value is awesome! Click here to check it out. If you subscribe to the kits and I draw your name you will be credited for the Aug. card kit. All you need to do is leave a comment and I will draw a winner next Monday. A big shout out to Heidi .... Thank YOU for letting me give a kit away :)

This particular card was quick and simple. I also make a book mark card that I will share later in the week. This is what the bike looks like before I colored it with Copic markers and added Glossy Accents to the tires. There were so many fun things to incorporate into my card from this card kit that my head was spinning.....speaking of spinning .....I knew I had to use this bike.

Scrap dots allowed me to "pop" the bike...I couldn't just glue it down on my card. You can see a blob of it under the flowers. You must see this tin of bright and beautiful flowers that are in the kit and I used a few small ones to fill my bikes basket.

 I want to thank you all for your patience and apologize for my delay in posting. I am ever so grateful that you continue to pop in and see what I have been up to. I have been coloring and can't wait to share those images once the cards come together. Have a great week and thanks again, Kathy

P.S. I am sorry that I had to turn on the "comment verification" :( I am getting pounded with about 500 spam a day.



Just a quick hello
Hello Friends! How have you been?? I hope you have had some time to relax and to get crafty this summer. I needed to make a quick card so I paper pieced this adorable image from "My Favorite Things" The sentiments are from SRM stickers.
I added stickles to her wand, wings and shoes. 
Welcome Little One
I used several light markers to create a quick sky and some shading.  The color blocked background on the card base I sewed awhile ago and was happy to find a image that looked nice with it.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by I really appreciate it :) The end of next week I will be giving away Simon Say's Stamps newest card kit. Have a great weekend! Kathy


create an accordion panel for your card

Accordion fold
Hello Friends, How are you today?? I hope you had a good ole America barbecue to celebrate yesterday ...that is..... if you live in the USA! I have two cards to share with you that I created for the Penny Black Blog along with a mini tutorial.   
This accordian fold was embossed FIRST with clear embossing powder on this kraft paper...then stamped with this beautiful background stamp from Penny Black. (see more details below) 
Accordion fold
I wanted to use another accordion fold an a quick card. This is like a pot of soup where you add what's in the fridge or on the craft desk. The background is from this post, the butterfly from this post & the bee from this post. When I  need some additional elements my trusty SRM sticker sentiments come in handy.
Have you tried the bright and beautiful new distress inks. I am in love with the colors. {Spring and Summer in case you missed them. } Here is the new Penny Black background stamp. Love what you can create with this. 
 After embossing with clear powder I added some of these new summer distress ink and spritzed with a tiny bit of water.
 After scoring my embossed panel to create pleats to fold.... I cut slits on both sides on my kraft paper to insert my accordion fold into my card base. I added tape to the back 
The flowers were die cut from this Spellbinder flower die. Here is another project I created with the flowers. Love how you can die cut so many at one time :)
Add tape to the back on the first side. The a few dabs of Glossy Accents on the parts of the accordion pleats that touch the card base. Insert the other side and tape it down. (I thought inserting the folded edges gives the card a more finished look. 
I combined two of these Spellbinder dies to make on long horzintal one  then added some brown distress ink on the edges. 
The perfect landing spot for my flower. I applied the layers with Scrap Dots.  Have a wonderful day and thanks for taking time to visit. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. Did you notice all of the different fonts in this post....blogger wasn't behaving tonight.
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