Saturday, October 19, 2013

Make it Monday challenge.

Howdy!  It's been a long time since I've posted and done a challenge. I saw this technique via Papertreyink ink YouTube channel and I had to give it a try! Make it Monday #136: textured stamping! This was so cool and easy to do. Take a look at their channel to see it in action here>>>Textured stamping  or via their blog here  >>>Make it Monday Challenge #136

Here is my card for the challenge.

Papertreyink ink products used:
floral foliage mini tamp set and die
dark chocolate & new leaf  dye ink
Kraft card stock


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Minnie Mouse birthday theme party!

Wow it has been forever since I've made a post!  Here are a few things I made for my great nieces 1st birthday party!  She just loves Minnie Mouse!


The Invite to set the Theme. 
I used Mickey Mouse head from Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge.  Thanks to my friend Jennie for lending me this cartridge!



Banner I made using my Cameo.
  

Birthday Cake I made.   The Minnie Mouse and bows were cut with my Cricut using the Mickey & friends cricut cartridge.  Birthday Banner bought from the Silhouette Store.

 Cupcake stand i made using cake boards!    Sizes used:  20", 18", 16", 14", 12".   To create the tulle ruffle i just gathers the tulle and sewed it on to the ribbon and got glued it to the bottom.  THe minnie mouse ribbon is from Michaels.  The columns to separate the levels were cans of large spaghetti sauce and small cans of corn to give it a bit of height from the table.  They were all wrapped with card stock.   The top Minnie Mouse was purchased from a shop. It is made from styrofoam and painted.  


Full View of the table set up.   My niece used pictures of her daughter the birthday girl 1 year photo shoot!  I think it looks Awesome!! Give the set up the finished look!! Love it!! 


Next is the food set up.  My niece made labels for all the food to go with the theme.  Don't ya just love pinterest!!


Hope you enjoyed all the goodies created!  Now here is the Birthday Girl!  


 Of course have to have our traditional PiƱata! 


Thanks for looking...   
Kathy

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Prima BAP January Sketch challenge..

This is my 1st time doing a challenge for Prima.  I love their products but i don't really have that much of them.  I love seeing Tiffany use their stuff.  I am in awe how beautifully she uses their products for her layout.

So after seeing her layouts.. i decided i would try my hand at doing a sketch challenge.  SO i went through my stash and found all my items and used those to create my layout and also did a video of it.

A list of products used is at the end.

Here is the BAP  Sketch:

And here is my take on it:

Scrapping Felkatz


        


 
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Prima Products used: 
Mask: #882105
Voila Die-cut art strip
Sculpture flowers #920975
Arco-Iris Flowers #544379
Hedgerow  12x12 (romantique) #843458
Prima Vine flower (collection unknown)
Prima craft knife
Prima distressing tool
Other Products
Tattered angels Wheatfield
Vintage photo Distress ink
Webster’s Letter stickers
Glitter Ribbon (unknown)
Tools Used:
Martha Stewart:
     Butterfly Stamp punch
     Confetti Heart punch
Liquid pearls Platinum

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Annabelle Challenge: AC 153

I'm back in the saddle again!! YEE HAWW!!! LOL

And of course starting with the always favorite  Annabelle Stamps BLOG challenge!!  I can always count of them to get me back on track!!

So here is my video entry.. I know i didn't have to do a video of it but i needed to get back to making vids!!

Hope you enjoy and don't forget to visit their blog at :  Annabelle Stamps








Yikes! Happy NEW YEAR!!

Wow!! Its been since  September 3rd since i posted something.  Its about the same time i stopped making cards and like the 3rd week of the school year.  SO i have been BUSY!!  So i think i'm settled into work now. LOL Yeah like 5 months later!

So yeah work has been keeping me busy and me being a bum mostly.  But i'm trying to get back to crafting. i didn't even do cards for Christmas this year.  I did do some tags for the gifts.

So I am going to do some New Years Scrappy Resolutions.... Which are:

  1. SMASH BOOK--- I bought this thing like last year and still nothing is in it!  Gotta do that and probably do a vid of me doing stuff in it.
  2. Layout a week: I want to try to do 1 layout a week.
  3. Make more cards. Especially for challenges in which i win stuff!! LOL i love winning stuff!
  4. Don't buy anymore stuff!!  As of right now I have one order coming in from SU and SC stuff, which has some Last call items i bought.   
    •  The only thing i can buy are :
      • Adhesive
      • White paper (12x12) for my layouts i love scrapping on a white background but i so need to try to use my stuff from my SC kits. Hmmm.. iffy on this one.. 
      • I can only buy stuff with money from what i sell on the Scrapyard.  as of right now i have $30 in my acct.. need to buy those 12x6 baggies for my thickers. 
      • And only my SC kits that i've sub'd to.  I am going to bow out of the card kit, i just didn't like it enough to continue.. After 6 months i'm gone!  Feb will be my last month. 
     5.  Kill my STUDIO Calico Kits!! Gotta use my stuff!!    

I believe thats it..  How does that sound???   Hmmmmmm 


Next post will be my cARD challenge i did and a vid.    

Adios!

Kathy


Monday, September 3, 2012

The Sampler Kit Club Aug Card Sketch Challenge!

Finally I get back to making a card!  Been busy with work, then in the last minute decided to try out for a Design team spot. Been busy busy busy!!

You all know how much I love doing sketch challenges!  So here is The Sampler’s Kit Club August Card Sketch Challenge. Here is the Sketch:

Cute right?? 

And here is my Card plus a VIDEO of my process and what I’ve been doing!   Hope you  like!

~~Kathy

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Project for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft: Guest Design Team Call

 

I thought I’d share with you the projects I submitted for the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Guest DT.  

Here are my projects and after are the details of the Dream Grow Inspire project.

Faith, Heart, Dreams, Love

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BUTTERFLY

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DREAM, GROW, INSPIRE, LEARN

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Phew!! Finally I got this project done and I love it!! Materials I used will be listed below after my step by step process! Well, sort of step by step! This is Mixed Media so you have free range to mix it all up!

First thing first is put a layer of gesso on my paper. I let that air dry naturally. I really didn’t want to warp the paper with the heat gun. Once dried I then used a leaf stencil I created on my cameo with overhead transparency. I love creating my own stencils! I placed the leaf stencil on top of the gesso paper and smeared modeling paste all over it and lifted it up! I repeated the process in 3 other areas of the paper. I then let that air dry. When I came back to my project I just used all my Faber Castel Design Memory Craft Pitt Big Brush Markers and kept on blending with my fingers. I took a look at it and I was ewww! I just wasn’t feeling it ya know!? So then I just gesso’d all over it and let it air dry.

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Supplies used (detailed list below) Love that stencil I made!

4 or 5 days later… because you know LIFE HAPPENS and just gets in the way! I looked at my gesso molded leaf project and blended the colors away! I started with coloring the leaves with my olive green Pitt Big Brush Markers. I then moved to the outer edges and worked my way in using most of my Pitt Big Brush Markers (did I mention that I love love them? Well, I do!) Once I got my colors just right… I placed a butterfly stencil on top and used some blue Mister Huey’s and removed the stencil and then FREAKED!! Ahhhhh I don’t like!! I blended the mist with some paint brushes then took away some of the color with baby wipes. Phew looking a bit better!

Took out my stamps and wanted to use that awesome bee and beehive stamps from MME Sweetest thing stamp set. I inked it up with Archival ink and stamped in 3 locations because well 3 always helps to balance things out. OOOOO sooo loving it! I then used my Pitt Big Brush Markers in yellow and used that on my beehive and stamped in a few places. Those markers work great on stamps!

Hmmm it needs something more!? I then got out a doily and slapped it on in 3 locations in pieces and of course I did not like so I peeled it out and gesso’d over it. LOVE mix media! You can mess up and just gesso over it and start all over! This is my kind of art! I am so indecisive. With a blank slate in 3 areas, decided to use some yellow to bring out some brightness using the yellow Pitt Big Brush Markers and yellow ochre BOMBAY ink. I let the ink just swirl all over the page. Love how it swirled in the middle.

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I then took a sticker from the Basic Gray PB&J collection gesso’d over it and wiped it off so I can use Pitt Big Brush Markers to blend some color on it to make it blend onto my project. Love it! I also cut apart some word stickers and did the same thing to create a title.DT 017 (640x430)

I left my project because I knew it needed something else and just couldn’t figure it out. 30 minutes later I came back and decided to glue some flowers on it. Ohhh I so love it! It was a bit too bright for me so I just use some picket fence distress stain to lighten the flowers and placed some goose bumps in the center. I used some picket fence distress strain on the outer edge to frame it. I do not know about you but SOO LOVE IT! I think it came out pretty good. Next time, I think I’m just going to do a video of my process. That way you can see my process and of course how much I mess up! It’s all a part of Mixed Media! I am so glad I found this awesome medium to create my heart out!

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So crossing my fingers hoping that I win.  Wish me luck!!   

--Kathy

Materials used:

FABER CASTEL DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT Pitt Big Brush Markers: (light green 171, permanent green olive 167, light cobalt turquoise 154, manganese violet 160, black 199, cobalt blue 143, orange glaze 113, pink madder lake 129, dark sepia 175, deep scarlet red 219, dark Naples ochre 184)

Galeria: Modelling Paste

Art Alternatives: acrylic gesso white

Dr. Ph. Martin’s: Bombay India Ink (yellow ochre)

My Mind’s Eye: The sweetest thing collection (Honey “Happiness”)

Basic Grey: PB&J collection stickers 3680 (Beautiful)

Webster’s Pages: Image & phrase stickers (WS1041 Color: wonderfall)

Pink, orange flowers (unknown)

Queen & Co.: Goose Bumps (yellow)

Ranger: Archival Ink (Black)

Mister Huey’s: heirloom blue

Leaf stencil

Paint brushes

Canson XL Mixed Media Paper Spiral Pad