Thursday, May 5, 2011

hang in there!

Hi there blogger friends! Please hang in there with me - the last month has been super crazy and I haven't had a chance to create - much less post!! I promise I will be back on here soon! Thanks! ~K :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

cards cards and more cards!!

Happy Hump day blogging world!!! We are on the downhill slide to the weekend!!! That is always cause for celebration in MY world!!!

Today, as promised, are a few of the cards I made at the crop I attended a few weeks ago! It has been so crazy I haven't even had a minute to take pictures of them, much less post about them!! So - here they are!!!

I surfed several sites for ideas for cards! Most of these ideas came from Splitcoast Stampers (here). They have some wonderful creations over there! Be sure to check them out!!

Some are birthday cards and others are just plain and simple cards for everyday use!!

I love the simplicity and elegance of this country set!! The colors do not show up well at all but I chose reds and browns for the rooster, and a light grey for the jars and a light purple for the flowers. You will just have to believe me!!

Well, I will share more another time!! Happy scrapping friends and thanks for popping in!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Tuesday blogger friends!!! I think Spring has finally sprung here in Maine! It is absolutely beautiful here! I hope it is where you are too!

Today I want to share the birthday card I made for my hunny, whose birthday was yesterday!!!

Once again I used my big shot machine to make the embossed background. I got this awesome embossing folder at AC Moore and after I ran it through the machine, I sanded the top to highlight the words. I punched the corners with the Stampin' Up ticket punch and adhered it to the card! I used some dark blue and white card stock to make the mats and then stamped the large cupcake (from Stampin' Up's crazy for cupcake set) onto white and hand cut it out! I colored it with watercolor pencils and used dimensionals to add it to the mat!

Inside (which I rarely ever do) is simply matted with the same dark blue and white and stamped in black ink. I colored the Happy with a blue watercolor pencil and voila!!

Plain and simple - easy peasy!!!

Thanks for popping in today! Tomorrow I will show you some of the cards I made at the crop I attended a few weeks ago!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

No joke....

Happy Wednesday all! I cannot believe it is the end of March already. Time sure does fly by. And in case you hadn't heard - Friday is April Fool's Day (and my friend Rachel's birthday), and a large scale storm is headed our way here in Maine. 6-12 inches of snow. Apparently no one told Mother Nature that spring officially started over a week ago! NO MORE SNOW PLEASE!!

So - today I will make you think happy thoughts with this colorful birthday gift card holder.

I will get the deminsions for you and post them soon. But in the meantime, take a peek:

I made the base of the card using red card stock and made a mat using black card stock, which really made the colors pop on this card! And I love how it uses circles everywhere. I punched the circles using various circle punches and cut off the edges of some, if needed. Above the sentiment, I cut a small piece of orange card stock and adhered 3 circles to the back and wrapped some ribbon around the base. I also took a small piece of ribbon and tied a bow (and adhered it with a pop dot.)

The inside of the card is where you make the fold for the gift card.

I punched the slot with the word window punch (I had to punch, slide over and punch again). I place a small piece of black as a mat here in the inside too to accent the circles here! Before I adhered the fold up, I cut a small piece of yellow card stock in where the fold would be to add some extra color behind the punched area. I added some sticky strip to the side edges and adhered!

To the top section I added a white mat and another small orange circle with a "for you" sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed this updated version of a gift card holder. (perhaps the next time I make it - I will use the new embossed techinque that is all the rave, and emboss all the circles onto the black mat and then embellish it! Who knows!!)

Thanks for popping in today!

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's Friday.... It's Friday...

I am so excited that it is Friday! This week has flown by for me. I hope it has for you. I cannot believe how fast time is disappearing already this year. I hate it... slow down!!!
I have Spring Fever.... might have to have a fever day soon! What do you do on your Spring fever days?

Today I want to share another birthday card... I am loving this stamp set and coordinating punch for the cupcake from Stampin' Up! There is sooo much you can do with it!

I like bright colors for birthday cards. It makes them a little more easier to use for boys/men!
On this card I used some scrap striped paper and coordinating plain card stock. I used the cupcake punch to make the cupcake and stamped the jimmies on it. I punched the candles from a coordinating color and yellow for the flames! I ran some blue ribbon around the center and tied some red to accent it! In the lower right I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the punch bunch set (that I got for FREE thru sale-a-bration) and punched it out with the scallop square punch.
To top it off - I added 2 red brads to the upper right and adhered it all to the card!!!
I usually leave the insides if my cards blank so whoever uses it can write exactly what they want. (what do you do?)
I hope you have enjoyed this card! Tomorrow I am attending the Canton Cruisers Relay for Life Crop for a Cure event! 12 hours of scrapping fun!! I will be back to share some of the cards I will be working on!
Thanks for popping in!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

To you from me.... with love

Happy Wednesday to you! We are officially on the downhill slide of the week. Kiddos, vacation is almost half over, make the most of it!!! Get outside and PLAY!!! Teachers, rest up and have fun!

Today I want to share another birthday card with you! This one is definitely geared towards girls! (The pink is a dead give-away!) :)

I make almost all my cards using a white card stock base. (I really like the white card stock that you can get at Walmart.) So on this card, I mounted pink paper to the white and then added an additional mat of baby blue. I also topped the blue paper with another layer of white but I ran it through the Big Shot using the swiss dots embossing folder to add some texture.
I stamped and punched the cupcake out with the Create a Cupcake set, from the Stampin' Up occasions mini catalog. I also punched a blue scallop circle (the large one), to set the cupcake on. I popped up the cupcake design with dimensionals and added a cherry to the top! I should have added some glitter to the cherry to give it some bling! I placed the scallop circle and the cupcake on a small piece of pink card stock and tied a ribbon around the opposite end. Adhering this piece to the right hand side of the inner mat, after I placed a pink brad above the birthday greeting, finished off the card.

All you would need to do is change up the colors and this card could be for a boy, or even an adult! I hope this inspires you to grab your stuff and get making some cards for all the birthdays you have coming up this year!

Stop by tomorrow for yet another card! Thanks for popping in!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday

I had so much fun making birthday cards this weekend!! I follow a blog hop that happens on the 20th of every month. These ladies are fantastic creators and come up with some great ideas! Most of the cards I made are copies of what they posted!! :)

This card is made using the Create a Cupcake stamp set and matching punch from Stampin' Up! I knew the first time I saw this set that I had to have it! Everyone has birthdays and you can use this set for so many occasions besides birthdays!!!
The top is a muted red card stock and the bottom is some scrap polka dot paper I had in my stash. Between the 2 layers I added some white card stock punched with the scallop border punch. I used a brown mat with plain white card stock for the middle. I stamped the cupcake designs with bashful blue and chocolate chip onto scrap white card stock and punched them out with the punch. I punched the cherry out of red card stock and popped it on the top with a dimensional. I mixed and matched the tops and bases of the cupcakes. I added the sprinkles and the bow on the cupcake, using the stamps from the set.

I ran some brown and gold ribbon around the mat before I adhered it to the card.

To finish it off - I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting from the stamp set to the front of the card! Presto Chango! Done!

Thanks for popping in today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another birthday card!