Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy 19th Birthday Kyra!

My beautiful "other" daughter turned 19 this weekend -- I cannot believe these girls growing up like this!

Kyra is a HUGE fan of my crafty cards -- I think she gets one for every holiday!   She was the recipient of my pop up halloween card and here is the card I made for her birthday.  My daughter said it was the best card I have ever made -- Not sure I agree with that but I love her enthusiasm!

Here it is!  I do love it but how do you not love the bling???   I started with Pear Pizzaz and ran it through the big shot with a sizzix embossing folder.  Then I used Versa Mark on the design - which I would probably just add to the folder next time but I was winging it! I used heat and stick  powder and then dazzling diamonds.  I then cut a piece of Wisteria Wonder and used Wisteria Wonder on the edges as well as the ticket punch in the corners.  I used versa mark and wisteria Wonder ink to stamp the Take a Spin Stamp, then embossed with clear embossing powder. I ran that through the two scallop squares die on the Big Shot.  I added the bow and placed the stamp image layers over with dimensionals with tombow added to them to adhere to the bling!

Here is what the inside  looks like.  I used the glitter paper and scallop edge boarder punch to add more bling inside.

And the card again with the Envelope.

Kyra had a great birthday and she loved the card so that made my day too!

Glittery Hugs


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Winter Wednesday Blog Hop!

That was a very quick week!  And here we are, it's time again for Shirley's Blog hop!   Love these things they are just so inspiring and I have learned so much from all of the talented ladies who post!
You can start the hop at Shirley's site.  You can also join the hop at the bottom of my post.  You will see pictures of everyone who has posted so far - but check back all week as you can post anytime during the week.  
Anyway on to my card.  I actually have a card and a gift project to share with you this week.
First the card.
I was inspired by K.Werner designs but I changed it up and made it Stampin Up -- I LOVE how it turned out.  Now the problem who will receive this one????
So I started with Crumb Cake card stock cut at 8x11 and folded at 5 1/2.  I used the corner rounder to round the outer corner.
Next I used the ornament pattern from Letters to Santa to make the first strip of DSP on the left.  I took a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock and cut a piece 7x1 1/2  Next the fun part!   I punched out circles with the 3/4 punch from the Letters to Santa paper and ran them through the xyron and attached them to my Blushing Bride creating a whole new DSP .  I used the Scallop Boarder punch to add a small edge to the layering.
 Here is closer look at the circle punch DSP.
Next I cut a piece of Early Espresso and Heat Embossed with White the Christmas saying Welcome Christmas into your heart from Heard from the Heart.  I used the Crop-a-dile to make a hole in the end of the piece and tied some retired glittery ribbon .  I popped the whole thing up on Stampin Dimensionals .  Then I used Versa Mark and randomly stamped Season Greetings from Four the Holidays.  Then I distressed the Edges with Early Espresso of the entire card and the inside panel.
Here is the inside - I stamped the ornaments from Merry and Type and continued with the Old Olive Scallop Boarder as well.  I also stamped the same image on the envelope - because you have to decorate the envelope too right?

So for my extra treat this week  I made a little gift for a secret santa or stocking or just to say hey I was thinking of you. These can be changed up to be for any occassion!  I have created over 30 of these but I will just show you a couple  I think I have taken up enough of cyber space for one post!

Hmmm what could these be holding?

Cute! And fun to make too!
How cool!  Lip Balm inside! Now who does not love lip balm?  This could also work for lipstick, candy if its the correct size, perfume, breath spray -- I know some special people who will be receiving these this year!  

Hope your week is Glittery fun!

Glittery Hugs


Sunday, November 20, 2011


Hello Stampers!

I have a small request.  A fellow demonstrator has requested some cards be sent to her husband to cheer him up.  He stamps!!!!  Can you believe it?  And he donates all his cards to the church for others -- he recently underwent a bone scan to see if he has a reoccurrance of Cancer.  He is firefighter and worked all through his last treatment - but he is just not feeling well - sleeping a lot -and they are fearing the worst.  She thought it would help him with his depression if her received some cards.  I think we should send him A LOT of cards -- who wants to help me?  Contact me and I will e-mail you their info to send a card to him.

Thanks so much

Glittery Hugs

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Masculine? Maybe not!

Hello all!  We had a bit of snow!  I love snow but my body hates the cold.  I thought I would take a step away from my Christmas Preparations and try and make a Masculine card.  A friend of mine from Stampin' Connection is hosting a Masculine card swap- at first I thought no, but then I was thinking I really should challenge myself and being such a girly girl - masculine cards do not come easy to me.
And.................  apparently they still don't HAHA!  I will try again though I have until January so I would hope with enough trial and error I will be able to come up with something spectacular!  
So here is my first attempt
Although they are not very masculine..  I LOVE how they turned out.  I used French Foliage from Stampin Up to create these two slightly different cards.  And I used the Colour Coach ( LOVE THIS TOOL)  to start my colour palate for this card.  The base is Cajun Craze -- I am not a real orange fan but I gotta tell you this has got to be one of my new favs!  The next layer is Baja Breeze and the top layer is naturals ivory.
Stampin' up Inks are Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Old Olive and Early Espresso.

Hope you like them!
 Close up of Card with Bow to show the sentiment stamped and then punched out with the jewelry punch.  So cute!  I tied the punch to the ribbon with linen thread.
 Inside of Bow card.  The inside of the torn card is plain with the same leaf stamped in Cajun Craze.
Torn edge of pearl card with the French phrase from French Foliage stamped several times on the Baja Breeze.  This was also stamped randomly on the back ground of the Naturals Ivory.

Glittery Hugs


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop! Week Two!

Did you check out all the exciting projects last week during Shirley's Christmas Blog Hop?   I know I did and WOW!  Such amazingly talented ladies out there.  I am so blessed to be included in the group! You can to just make a Christmas item 80% Stampin' Up!  and join our hop!
You can check out Shirley's blog here.

I have been busy making tags and cards and getting ready for the holiday season.  And here is what I came up with this week.

 I started with a Tempting Turquoise Card Base, and I ran it through the Big Shot with the Scallop Circle Die .Next I repeated the process with WW and Vellum Card Stock.   I used Whisper White Ink and White embossing powder mixed with Dazzling Diamons to heat emboss the snow flakes on the Vellum.  You have to be careful to move your heat gun around a lot when doing this on Vellum as you can easily burn the Vellum.  
Next I Used the outer edge of my WW scallop circle ( the part that is left over from cutting the scallop)  to sandwich the Vellum in between it and the Card front to create the snowy window.  I used t
I added a saying from Snow Swirled ( and the snowflakes)   and punched it out with the decorative label punch and repeated in Real Red to add dimension.  I sponged the edges of the card stock with Crumb Cake.  Added some bling and some Dazzling details to the center of the snowflakes for even more Sparkle!
I tied a mini jingle bell to the center of the Real Red Bow with linen thread.
On to the inside!   I used the small snowflake from Snow Swirled to add texture around the WW scallop.  I used crumb cake to sponge the edges of the WW scallop and used the saying from Snow Swirled .
I really liked this card and can see a few people receiving it for Christmas!

Now its your turn.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop!

Shirley, over at look at my cute stuff, has done it again!  
Christmas Blog Hop!

You guys know how much I love Christmas - the cooking, baking, hunting for a tree, making amazing gifts!!!  So you knew I had to be part of this hop!

So I am working on tags for Christmas right now so this will be my first post

Wouldn't you just love to be able to put this cute card on your Christmas Packages?
I Started with WW card stock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Top Note die from Stampin Up!  Then I used the polka dots embossing folder to add Texture to the top Note.  Next I Used the Two Scallop Square die from Stampin Up! and created the second layer in Real Red Card Stock.  Then I took a piece of WW and stamped one of the snowman images from Snow Much Fun on each of the Tags.
I coloured the image first with my Dry styled aqua painter and Bashful Blue ink to add a snowy look to my snowmen.
Then I used Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive Stampin Write markers to colour in everything but the hat.  I used Water colour wonder crayons and a Blender Pen for the hat.
Then I stamped Merry Christmas from Forest Festivities on a scrap of paper.  I used the square punch to create the tail on the banner and rolled the opposite end to make it look like a scroll.  I added a mini silver Brad and sponged the edges of the Banner with Bashful Blue ink.  
Next I took my crop-a-dile and created a hole for my "ribbon"  Which is a piece of our Cute Christmas material!

Of course there is a dazzling diamonds snowbank in the background of the snowman too!

I just love these cute little tags!  And I hope you do too!

Glittery Hugs Kathryne

PS  this is just a different take with the other image from Snow Much Fun and some Real Red Grosgrain ribbon.

Now I know you want to join in on our fun so you can!!
Just post anything Christmas/winter and it needs to be 80% Stampin up!
Get your linky by checking out Shirleys Blog or link to mine as well.

Cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with!  So very very exciting!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Last Week of Halloween Hop

All good things must come to an end :o(  But only for this year!  Yaaaaaaaah!  So here is the last card for the 12 week Halloween Hop from Shirley Pumpkin

I so loved playing with the Frightful Sight DSP!  The Colours are awesome and the patterns very versatile!
I created a gate card this time and Used Spooky form Wicked Halloween and the Bats from Out on a limb.  Spooky is a mixture of Clear Embossing Powder and Fine Glitter from Stampin up in Green!
I created the bows and wrapped an antique brad around each and attached to the card with glue dots.
I also distressed the layers on the card to give it an aged appearance.

A closer look 

 Inside a surprise!  Fred and Ginger!
They were too too cute!  Hope you enjoyed the hop, were inspired and learned something new.  I know I did!
Thanks to Shirley Pumpkin for hosting this fun fun hop!
You can check out Shirley's Site above
And join the blog too!

Glittery Hugs