love this santa

Hello Friends, How are you this weekend? I thought I would pop in to share this card I created with this Limited Edition Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp.

Have you seen the January Card Kit?? I can't tell you enough what a great value these kits are and what fun they are to get in the mail. If you register for the monthly card kit ...the price is only $19.95. The stamp set alone is $14.99! See what I mean...that's a value :) I hope you will read the sentiments in the stamp set....brilliant!!
 I will be giving away the January Card Kit next week so if you don't want to miss may want to register for my blog updates here
Before I run I just have you let you know that these new exclusives dies and stamps are available for preorder. You can check them out on this page.
These are just a few of the combos that I can't wait to ink up. See you soon to draw the winners from last week.
Tis the season to be they say :) I hope it is in your part of the world. Hugs, Kathy




Hello Friends, How are you?? 
I know we are well into December but, it's never to late to giveaway one of Simon Says Stamps Card Kits! 
I can promise you I will be making some Valentines card with this card kit all the beautiful papers from Pink Paislee
Just leave me a comment telling me if you in the holiday spirit & I will pick a winner next week sometime. 
(I'm not so good at setting dates as of late) 
Below is a mini tutorial on creating ornaments from patterned paper.  The shapes of the ornaments are cut from these & these Spellbinders die cuts. One day I will buy these because all three ornaments in a cluster will look FAB!
BTW.... herehere, here &  here are some other ornament cards I have made with the dies. 
I love this vintage paper so I centered my die cut onto the images on the paper that I wanted to cut out with the die cut. 
Add some distress ink in some fun colors and brown ink on the edges. Use a brush to apply this for the most beautiful iridescence. (be sure to clean your brush right away and these are my all time favorite brushes. ) Note that the paper will change below. 
I love the stamp set sentiment called "Merry  Everything" in the kit and it can be purchased separately too. I lined up three of the sentiments on this fiskars stamp press and stamped away on the background paper. Super easy with the stamp press to line everything up.

Are you familiar with the card kits? Every month you will find a beautiful exclusive stamp set . I love how each card kit always contains some special embellishment that I have't seen before  besides beautiful papers etc. This month it was this and this. I was determined to use the festive holly. I was able to carefully bend the tips of the holly so it looks super realistic on my ornaments & gave my card that little extra something special. 
I wanted to show you how it came out before adding the ornaments.  I still haven't unpacked my twine or can't find it so i cut some paper that resembles string to "hang" the ornaments on my card. Hope you like them and I so appreciate your visit during this busy holiday season. Hugs, Kathy
P.S Have you seen the new exclusive Valentine goodies at Simon?? OH MY!! You can check them out here. 


owls and more owls

Hello Friends, Happy Friday! It's pretty overwhelming that a new year is around the corner and the holiday season is upon us. Where does the time go??
I thought I would share one more card using this die cut that I am giving away in my last post. See the details here or scroll down. Here is the owl and here is a page of owls.
I love owls and this owl from Penny Black is ADORABLE! Still want more owls??

Here are some links to some owl cards that I cherish.
 Here (is my favorite ATC that I ever made)
 here (is a decorative owl)
 here (is a money holder)
here (is a queen bee owl)
(is one I had such a blast altering with ruffled feathers and eye lids etc.)
here (is a masculine anniversary card)
scroll down to see these adorable owls in a wintery scene
here (is a great way to show variety in owl's eye balls)
this is an owl WITH A SUIT ON...yes I dressed him!
this owl and bunny can't go without a nod
I used two blobs of enamel accents on his eyes like I shared here
This is the inside of my card. You can find the sentiment here.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Happy Holiday and merriest wishes. Hugs, Kathy
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