Thursday, December 22, 2011
You may have noticed that Shirley has a blog Challenge called A LA Card monkey! I just love the name!!! So of course I had to try it out
So here is the sketch that we had to work with! I love the red boots on this little Piglet!
So how this works is you take the sketch and make a card from it. This week its a Birthday Theme
And here is what I came up with
I used the stamp set Take a Spin for this sparkly little number! The background is done with heat and stick powder and I also embossed it to add dimension. I used Lucky Limeaide and Wisteria Wonder for my colours.
The really cool thing is the spinner works! So fun!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Check my blog below -- Shirley added me to the hop so make sure to check out all the amazing projects by clicking on them on my post or my heading over to Shirley's to check out all the amazing things on her blog!
Thanks Shirley for including me!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Not a great week for me and I missed the deadline for Shirley's Blog hop :o(
I thought I would share with you what I came up with anyway!
I love snow globes and my daughter collects them so she will love this card for sure
The glitter makes it hard to take a great picture but I so love this card!
The base is Lucky Limeaide then I used a piece of DSP from Letters to Santa. The next layer is Pink Pirouette and I ran that through the polka dots embossing folder on the Big Shot.
I used the Snow globe stamp set stamped in Marina Mist/
I used Dazzling Diamonds on all the snow in the cup and added Mica Flakes so you can shake up the Snow Globe.
Then I took the Large Scallop Circle punch and punched out a scallop in Glitter Paper then used the 1 3/4 Circle punch to create the scallop boarder around the Treat Cup.
I Then took a piece of Early Espresso Satin Ribbon and tied a bow around the two layers and used the Jewellery Punch to punch out One Pink and two silver Glitter Paper images. I used Stampin Write Markers to make the Glitter paper Match my project!
I stamped Merry from Tiny Tags and tied all three to the bow with linen thread from stampin UP!
Inside I used the scallop boarder punch with the DSP to create an accent at the bottom of the WW card stock and Stamped a saying that is non Stampin Up that I have had around forever. I also distressed the edges inside my card to add dimension
Hope you enjoyed it!
Watch soon for a sneak peek of items form the New Mini! If you have not received your copy or you would like one and live in Canada please do not hesitate to message me!
and HO HO HO!
Posted by Kathryne Knowles at 10:48 PM
Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday was the release of Jake and Luke Reaumes second book in the Draconean Trilogy. Jayden and Presley were lucky enough to go to the book release and get their first edition signed copies! Jayden has been waiting for this book for quite awhile and was so super excited to go and see the boys again! He was honored earlier in the year when Jake and Luke were at Aberarder and gave their inspirational message of how they wrote and published this book at such a young age. Jayden got to introduce them and tell the school about the book.
So go an get your copy at the Book Keeper or on Amazon!
Posted by Kathryne Knowles at 1:13 AM
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Its snowing!! Yaaaaa! And perfect to post my Wednesday Winter Blog Hop Posts
You have to go over to Shirley's blog and check out the cute fabric owls she created! LOVE them!!
If you have something to post, please add yourself to this fun hop!
You can join by using the linky at the bottom, I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with this week
Anyway on to my creations for the week.
This card was created with a Non-Stampin Up! Stamp for the main image of the sled. I love how the music notes and words are right on the sled. The skis are a separate stamp set so I stamped them and tore the bottom then used two way glue and Dazzling Diamonds for snow. The Back ground of the main image is Crumb Cake and I stamped Whisper White snow flakes and sponged the edge to create dimension. The presents are cut from Glitter Paper and the ribbons are punched from the triple layer punch. The base of the card is Lucky Limeade.
Teeny Tiny Wishes completes the card with the Merry Christmas Stamp.
On this Version I added the new Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade coming soon in the new Mini!!!!
Oh almost forgot - my fav paper from the scrapbook kit in the Holiday Mini!!
The next card I made this week was found on the Stampin Up Website in the videos
You can see the shine to the white back ground paper -- I used glossy white card stock and ran it through the big shot with the Snow Burst embossing folder. So cute!
The card base is Basic Black and I used the Ornament punch to create the window and then placed first the Trim in silver and then layered with Red Glitter Paper to fill in the ornament window.
Hope you have a Snowtastic week!
Posted by Kathryne Knowles at 5:59 AM
Monday, December 5, 2011
Well I can't sleep and I was feeling inspired sooooo how about a 4th Post for the blog hop this week?
Feel free to join in on all the fun with the link at the bottom of this post and don't forget to check out Shirley's blog for all the details on the blog hop! There is a special surprise this week so be sure to check out what Shirley came up with!! So stinking cute!
I have had this card in my head for awhile now and I know exactly who will be receiving it too! I know she will love it!
I am so loving this card!!! The background frame idea is from Darlene at Darlene Designs. I added all the snowy details and the Santa Owl!
I used the Owl punch, the Snow Flake punch, and the Doily triple layer punch. The Santa hat is from the Build a Bear Christmas Big Shot die.
This card is soooooo sparkly with Dazzling Diamonds, but again the lighting tonight is not picking up on it all
Each snowflake is covered in Dazzling Diamonds and so is the snow on the tree branch. The Phrase at the bottom is from Four the Holidays and I just tore the ww card stock and sponged in bashful blue then added DD with two way glue. I added some Bashful Blue snowflakes to the inside to add more background details to the card. He is just so cute!
Have a great day!
and Ho Ho Ho!!!
Posted by Kathryne Knowles at 2:45 AM
Good Evening! Here is my third post this week for Shirley's Winter Blog Hop!
This card is not my design though
I saw a card on Stampin Connection - a site for Demo's only! And I had to make one immediately!
So here is my take on a card designed by Donna
I was having a hard time catching the sparkle of this card tonight for some reason but the ornaments from Merry and Type are heat embossed with iridescent Ice and then I used Pink Pirouette and blender pens to colour in the open areas on the ornaments. I Stamped the phrase from Snow Swirled inside and out. The Layers are WW, then Pink Pirouette the base in Always Artichoke.
It is much prettier in person. I may try in the daylight tomorrow to see if I can capture the true sparkle on this very pretty card!
Posted by Kathryne Knowles at 1:08 AM
Friday, December 2, 2011
Here is post two for Shirley's Wednesday Winter Blog Hop!
Check out Shirley's Blog to see all the details to join the hop!
Also click on the link in the first Blog Post to join in from here!
The more the merrier!
These are some cute little gift tags I made using the Scrapbook kit from the Holiday Mini and the stocking punch and stamp set.
This is my favorite paper from the kit wish I had some more :o(
I added a little Basic Rhinestone to the center of each stocking and I used Cherry Cobbler seam binding or the Clear garland ribbon from last years holiday mini!
Don't forget to join in on the fun!!
Posted by Kathryne Knowles at 9:50 PM
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Can you believe we are in week four already for Shirley's Winter Blog Hop?? Time is flying but lets enjoy this time together and get creative.
To start at the beginning of the hop click here to go to Shirley's Blog! And join us with your creation! Shirley has a special treat for someone this week so go on over and see what it is! To say that its stinking cute is does not even begin to tell the story on this!
Ok so I kind of made a few cards this week for the hop! So I am posting one today and one later in the week so check back! And I would love to see what you create too so please click the button at the end of this blog post and join this weeks hop!
So here is one of the cards for this weeks Blog Hop!
I started by cutting a piece of Regal Rose to card front size and ran it through the Big Shot with one of Stampin' Ups Textures Plates to create the swirled design on the card stock. Next I spritz with Shimmer Mist in Vanilla. I cut two pieces of Whisper White card stock and stamped the smallest with Versa Mark and the Christmas Tree image from Snow Swirled. I then heat embossed with black embossing powder. I distressed the edge with the multi purpose tool kit and sponged with Basic Black ink, then sponged around the tree with Garden Green ink.
I stamped the saying to the larger WW card stock piece and distressed the edge of this layer as well.
Next I took embroidery thread and used it to create a gift like effect on the card front. I tied a bow and added Mini jingle bells! I am loving these things!
I then used Regal Rose to sponge around the entire card front and back.
Added basic rhinestones to add more bling to the tree.
I stamped the saying from Snow Swirled inside the card and added snowflakes that I stamped off. And did the same for the envelope
Hope you enjoyed the first card of the week for this hop!