Thursday, December 4, 2014

O Christmas Tree

I'm trying to get all of my Christmas cards done for my daughters' teachers and took advantage of the CAS challenge at Splitcoast this week (CAS301 - to use a tree) and the Color Challenge (CC507 -to use red, green and brown). Both worked so well for my Christmas tree card. I am seeing tags all over the stamping world these days so I thought I'd jump aboard and add my own. Fun way to use a smaller image. This was from There She Goes Penguin Pals and was more of an accessory stamp. It's colored with copics and popped up over a simple dsp that serves as my sentiment. The tag is hand cut and the background is embossed with dots for added texture.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Kelly

Wishes Come True

Here is a card I made for the sketch challenge at MFT this week. I am still loving my new stamps that I got as a birthday present and wanted to use this Sweet Birthday Wishes girl as a Christmas stamp. This took a little bit of work to do, but I think I was successful! I cut the image out using the coordinating die and then cut back the cupcake. I stamped another image of the arm and cut that out and I stamped the image on red to give her a pretty red dress. The present fit right into where she was holding a cupcake originally. 

Here is the sketch I followed, quite literally! MFTWSC205

I hope you enjoy! For my Card I used MFT Sweet Birthday Wishes, Sweet Birthday Wishes Die-namics, Sentiment Strips Die-namics (trimmed down a little to fit the sketch), Bazzill paper, American Crafts dsp, heart button, twine, Nestibilities.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Kelly

Saturday, November 29, 2014

So Sweet

Here is a thank you card I made for my SIL, who just gave me a fabulous birthday present. I inked up this new stamp (for me!) from MFT - Sweet Birthday Wishes and colored her with copics. I cut her out using the coordinating dies for this set. Love that!! For the background I used the heart stencil from MFT as an embossing plate. For inspiration, I went with this week's sketch over at MFT, shown here:

I also made this card for the inspiration challenge at Splitcoast today(IC469), to be inspired by Sur La Table, an online kitchen supply store. I went with the page about cupcake pans! My girls are so into baking this year, so Santa will be sure to bring alot of baking supplies for Christmas.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Happy Happy Birthday

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! I enjoyed mine but found a little time to play with some birthday goodies I got from MFT.  I just love how these dies and stamp set work together to make a quick and fun birthday card for my daughter's friend. What I like best about this is I can use it to make masculine birthday cards, which are quite difficult for me with all my cute-sy stamps.
For the background, I used the MFT diagonal stripe background stamp with white ink. Love this. The presents were stamped and die cut and then popped up against a white background. 

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Friday, November 7, 2014

HYCCT Complete!

Over the past month, I have been participating in daily challenges at Splitcoast in support of their HYCCT - Hope You Can Cling To, a stamping event to recognize breast cancer month. The cards made for these challenges are all sent down to the MD Anderson Cancer center to bring smiles to faces. I am happy and proud to say I finished them all! Some of my cards were CAS, like this warm heart one above, but some were so  labor intensive. I learned a couple of new techniques during the month, which is always cool. I think I will spend the weekend cleaning up my stamping desk! 

Thanks for stopping by today!! Kelly

Thursday, November 6, 2014


I had a challenge to make a card using two different mediums - here I heat embossed the sentiment and dry embossed some polka dots in the white. I didn't know where I was going with this card but I love how it came out. So cheery with the pink, black and white and all of those polka dots!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Kelly

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In the Clouds

Here is a card I made for the HYCCT challenge to be inspired by something that takes off. Well, this image was just too perfect for that! I haven't taken this one out in a while, mostly because those ears take a bit of work to complete! But he is so cute!
I colored the image with copics and cut it out, then popped it up over a white cardstock circle. I stamped the clouds on that circle. The sentiment was stamped onto a die cut cloud and popped up even higher over the image. The rest of the card was kept simple because the image is so large.

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