Tuesday, June 27, 2017

No Coffee....

No Workie!  Are you with me?!

Yep, that's pretty much how I get to work every morning.  Fueled by coffee



Here is my next card for the Coffee Lovers Hop!



This card features some fun Art Impressions stamps.  I had fun coloring with my Copics.  The DP is die cut using and Avery Elle die and I added some sequins for a final touch.

Thanks for the visit!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

What is....


....red and green and perks you up in the morning?

Give up?

Here are a few hints:


Still not sure?

Here is one more hint: 



OK, head on over to the THD blog to find out what this is all about! 



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

THD CHallenge 13, Mid Challenge

Hey friends, are you ready for a little more inspiration from the current THD Challenge?  I hope so because the girls over on the blog have some amazing stuff to share. As a reminder here is the inspiration photo.



For my second card here is my creation.  I used a new Hero Arts French Treats set and repeatedly stamped it using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink on the white cardstock.  I colored the sweet cakes and meringues with my Copics.  I placed over this fun DP from Doodlebug.  Once it was all set I went back and cut the Waffle Flower Yippee Word Die using some sparkly foam paper.  



I hope you like the card and will come join us for the challenge!







Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sneak Peak- CC Glamour Collection!

Hey!  Guess what?!  Crafter's Companion is coming out with another great collection for the July HSN show.  The dies and stamps are going to be amazing, I can't wait until they are shared.  In the meantime, here is a sneak peak using some of the new collections.


This is a wedding card I made using the Coastal Pearl Shimmer Cardstock and some floral DP to imply "something borrowed something blue."   I cut the new doily and flowers from the De'sire Create a Card collection called Spring Garden. The other new products include this fancy die called Dress to Impress from the Glamour Collection.  I cut this in glittery foam to give it both dimension and sparkle.  I stamped the sentiment and used the Glamour pearls.  

Here is another shot. 

What do you think?  Is this collection going to knock you off of your feet?  I suspect it might.  

Be sure to join us on July 11th as this fabulous collection kicks off.  You can find the details here along with all the products and more sneak peaks!

Thanks for visiting! 



Monday, June 19, 2017

The Sky's the Limit

Hiya!  I am over at the THD blog today with a fun interactive card.  I'll show you the first bit to get you excited to go over to the blog and check it out.




Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all you!  I have a couple of clean and simple cards to share with you today that are perfect for the Dad's in your life and featuring Crafter's Companion Products. 


First up is this card featuring The Sheena Douglas Dig for Victory stamp set.  Such a fun set and really versatile.  It has accompanying dies and other stamps that work perfectly with it.  I used the CC Kraft cardstock for the best base.  I colored the tools using my Spectrum Noir markers EB2, TN2, TN7, BG1, BG2 and BG4.  I added some twine and enamel dots to complete the rustic feel. 


This second card also uses the CC Kraft and White cardstock.  I stamped the image from the Sheena Douglas Clematis stamp set.  I colored this one using the following Spectrum Noir markers: CG1, CG2, DG2, BG1, 2 & 4, TB! & 2, CT1- 3 and GB5.  I love the way it pops off the page.  The little clip adds the perfect finish. 

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

It's Your Birthday- Get Carried Away!

Today is a special day!  It is the day one of my favorite people in the world was born!  Happy Birthday to you Lindsay Brookhart, I love you dearly SW!



This card was created using distress inks and a cloud die.  Once the background was done I stamped the sentiment.  I stamped and colored my Stamping Bella image with Copics.  Admittedly it was hard to get into those tiny spots!  Once colored I cut using my Scan n' Cut and adhered her using dimensionals.  

This girl emanates many of the characteristics of this friend, she is funny, fun and knows how to have a good time.  Though we don't see each other very much we always have an amazing time together!
Thank you for being such a special friend... and wife! ;)

Hugs, 
Katie



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

THD Challenge 13

Welcome back to another THD Challenge.  Today's inspiration is fun but was truly challenging for me, will it be the same for you?  Check it out. 


Here is my creation inspired by the spindles of the umbrella. 



I started with my white cardstock and Carta Bella Plaid Stencil.  I used my Ranger Ink Twisted Citron and Ranger Ink Mini Blending Tool to create this backdrop.  I love the effect and it gives me the feel of that umbrella.  I then stamped and colored this image from the new Lawn Fawn Set Wild For You.  Love this cute little gator!  You can see the bits of red I added in the hat on his head.  This is a fun CAS card that would work well for a guy in you life. 

Come join us at THD for the latest challenge.  Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed this post today. 




Monday, June 5, 2017

Cookie Batter

Some days are good, some days are bad.  WE all experience it.  The best thing I can do when a friend has a hard day is to try to help, find the good, OR give them cookie batter!  Mmmm...  (No, I don't eat my feelings, what are you talking about!?- Wink!)


Anyway, this sweet girl from Your Next Stamps is sooooooo cute!  I just can't get enough of her and have been busy coloring her many different ways.  But this was one my first attempt at coloring her with red hair.  What do you think?  Not perfect, but I am working on it and I love how it turned out anyway.  She is perfect with this backdrop of fun papers and the cork heart from Freckled Fawn.  I colored her using my Copics. I look forward to sending this as a pick me up type of card to a friend when needed.

Entering this into:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bright, Bold and Beautiful!

Happy Saturday!  Today is a lovely day and it feels like summer!  I am so thrilled to be able to enjoy the sun today and spend time with friends.  Also. one of my closest friend is coming to town today.  YAY!

OK, onto business, I wanted to share a lovely floral card with you today.  Check out this lovely:



This features mostly Crafter's Companion products and a few others.  One thing that I love here are the flowers that I cut with my Gemini machine, I was able to cut them and emboss at the same time, such an awesome benefit!  I love this sentiment from the Spectrum Aqua Bloom Stamp set, it is perfect for this pretty card. 


If I wasn't a THD DT, I would totally enter this into the challenge!  Love the bright colors that perfectly match this card! 


Thanks for the visit today!  



Friday, May 19, 2017

Vacation Anyone?

Yes please!  I need one big time and I am hoping it will happen in the next two months.  I guess that means I have to get planning eh.....

Until I get that vacation, I guess I pull my energy into some other relaxing activities.... like stamping and coloring!


And even better, I can stamp and color a tropical scene and imagine myself there.  What do you think of this fun card I made for Crafter's Companion?  It features the Sheena Douglas A little Bit Sketchy Collection- Endless Summer.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers- EB2, TB7, DG3, BT4, CT1, OR1, BT5, IG1, IG4.  I used Kraft cardstock, Carta Bella Paper and a Hero Arts Sentiment. 

Now, I am ready for some vacation suggestions!  I tend to like to combine relaxing and outdoor activities.  Not too hot but not cold.  Where was your favorite vacation and why?!


Entering this into: 




Thanks for your visit today. 


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

THD Mid Challenge inspiration- Taste Treat

Welcome back for THD Mid Challenge inspiration.  Reminding you of what we are working with: 


Again, I focused on those top 3 colors.  This round the reminded me of that 50's dinner retro feel.  Here is what I made: 




This features Avery Elle Stamps colored with Copics.  The DP is from American Crafts Bloom Pad.  Oh how I love this pad and it's sweet soft colors!  And I used the Dear Lizzy Serendipity Enamel Dots.



Please head on over to THD blog to see all the other inspiration. 



Monday, May 15, 2017

Nutty

Hi Friends!  I am over at the THD today sharing this sweet card.  Head on over to THD to check out the details. 



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Red Winged Blackbird

Mother's day is almost here and I have some fun cards to share with you before it is.

First, I wanted to share this card featuring Birds of a Feather stamp set by Sheena Douglas for Crafter's Companion. My family is full of birders so when I first set eyes on this bird I knew I had to have it.  The complimenting stamps are also perfect.

My card is inspired by the Red or Yellow Winged Blackbird.  I often see these birds in Washington around Marsh areas or lakes, they seem to love the reeds and cattails that grow nearby.  I am always draw to them by the bright color around the wings.  Recently my Mother was in town and she and my daughter reported seeing one of these birds and I knew I had to make a card.


I stamped the images out on my Spectrum Aqua watercolor paper.  I used my zigs to add the colors I wanted.  Once it was dry I put the image through my scan and cut.  I used my Gina Marie leaf dies with two different colors of green to set a place for the bird to sit.  The sentiments are from Avery Elle.  All together I put it on my CC Kraft Paper and distressed the edges.  I am happy with the results and love the vivid colors with the black.

I hope you enjoyed this card and thank you for visiting!

Entering into:

Use your Stuff- Feathers
Always Fun Challenges- For Mom/Female


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

THD Challenge 12

Whatever you are doing STOP!  This inspiration board is so lovely it deserves your complete attention.


Was I right?!  Pretty fabulous No?! I know you wanna get your hands inky and come play with us in this THD Challenge.  


Here is my card for this month's challenge.  I focused on the lighter colors in the images.  I pulled out the gold and some of those blooms.  The paper is from American Crafts Bloom Paper Pad.  The stamps are Technique Tuesday colored with Copics.


I hope you have a great day! 


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ornate Lace

Happy Sunday!  I have another sneak peak for the Crafter's Companion and HSN May reveal coming on 5/9.  You are gonna love this new 3D embossing folder called ornate lace, check it out. 



I did the quilting technique where I glued several DPs down on CS and then ran them through the embossing folder.  What you see in the middle is the middle of the embossing folder.  Then I ran some white paper through with the folder and cut the lace edges out.  I adhered them to the top of the DP.  Next I put it all on some Cantaloupe colored cardstock. I finished it off with these lovely leaves and a matching bloom.  I love the outcome and the soft spring colors. 

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to CC & HSN on May 9th for the big reveal of all the amazing new products.