Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This is my front yard! I know a lot of you are thinking, what's the big deal, just a little snow!
For us this is a big deal. I live in a valley outside of Kingman AZ. Our weather usually is just about what is in Vegas. We do get a few flurries some years, but not often and this is far from a few flurries.
Now I'm not sure I want to go into town today, we have to cross over a pass at 3700 ft. Well above us.
Enjoy! And have a laugh on us.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
The fern and behive behind are also part of the new stamp set, as is the sentiment.
A tip for cutting these thinlits out: Use wax paper between the die and your cardstock, also, try running your die through and back again a couple time to be sure you got all the way through.
I used Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Smoky slate.
The Butterfly, and all stamps are from the new Occasions Mini, that catalog goes live on Jan 6 and customers will not be able to order until then. If you catalogs send me a note at kraftycat at gmail.com. The green DSP is from All Abloom paper stack. I recolored the seam binding just sponging on ink, and the crochet is available now.
Hope you enjoyed and be sure to have your Occasions and SAB catalogs before Jan 6th so you can choose a free item from the SAB mini for each $50 you spend on current product.
You can go HERE to order . There are some awesome product in the free SAB.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
I have some new products for you to get a peek at. They are in the new Occasions mini catalog. Orders from that will start on Jan 6th. At the same time, you will be able to choose something free from the new SAB mini catalog for each $50 you spend in current product.
This stamp set has lots of pieces. 3 sentiments and lots of flowers and leaves, and it pairs with this DSP (Designer series paper).
I used Whisper white, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.
Don't forget now, you will be able to order from this mini catalog starting Jan 6th 2015! If you don't have an SU dealer, I'd be happy to provide you with a catalog. Simply leave a comment with some type of contact info. Unfortunately Blogger will not give me that when you post, but I do get your notes. Or, you can go here: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/kraftycat/ for my contact info.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
I know my blog posting just has not happened much lately. So, I had hip replacement surgery the end of Oct, and was doing fantastic around Thanksgiving, then my luck turned on me and I have back slid twice now. I sure hope that is the end of all that and I can progress.
So, I ended up late for my PPA challenge, but here it is. We have the color challenge this week, here they are:
I hope you enjoy.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
I you have come by looking for something new posted, I am so sorry. I have had a setback on my road to recovery from my hip surgery and have not been able to sit at my desk and make anything.
Starting to do a bit better now, and I really wanted to play with the color challenge for PPA.
I hope you enjoy this one. I have some ideas for tags that I may do pretty soon here too. So, come back soon.
Friday, November 21, 2014
This card truly made up in under 10 min. It's not very often you see me post a card with just one layer, I really like at least that one additional layer so that I have a color showing.
But if you are wanting to make all your christmas cards, this one fits the bill for time saving.
I used 2 of the All is Calm Washi tape rolls, one top and bottom and one in the middle. Just peel and stick, then I stamped 2 sizes of snowflakes, stamped the Joy 3 times on top and added 2 of the little snowflakes and just for a bit of bling put a rhinestone on each. That's it, done.
For colors I used Smoky Slate for my snowflakes and Lost Lagoon for my Joy.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
So, I did pull out a retired set today, so sorry about that, but it just seemed like the perfect thing to go with this paper. The background paper came from the Trim the Tree DSP stack. The papers are smaller and work great for cards and such.
I used Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise for my colors, I love how it came out.
Here is this weeks sketch, you should really think about joining in, it's fun and it really helps to expand your abilities.
Ho, Ho, Ho, and Merry Christmas. Have fun making your Christmas cards.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Hello everyone. I haven't posted for a few days, still working on getting over my hip replacement surgery. Today, Tuesday, it will be 3 weeks post surgery and all things considered, I think I'm doing pretty well.
Anyway, I did managed to finally get this beauty done. I finally couldn't stand it any longer, just had to have this Christmas Bauble stamp. I used my Aqua Painter and Watercolor paper. You can use the SU Whisper White paper also, it has some properties like the watercolor paper and does a nice job.
I just fill my Aqua painter with water and touch the brush to my ink pad and paint. I used Cherry Cobbler and Pear Pizzazz as my colors to fill in the ornament.
I couldn't decide between the Cherry Cobbler or Blackberry bliss so I used them both with a layer of one of the All is Calm DSP in between.
To attach the bow I punched a hole just above the circle and made my bow putting the ends through the hold and gluing down. Look carefully and you will see the little Rhinestone bling in the center of the ornament.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Colors for the PPA 226 are Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede.
This is the Mojo monday sketch:
I used my little wave blade on the stamped and Inked piece, then stamped the banner and cut using the Banner Framelits.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
I used pieces of the Under The Tree DSP paper for two of these. This CS is meant for boxes, it's really stiff and it's gorgeous. I predict we will be seeing more of this as we have gone wild with ideas for it. It makes super tags and even cards. There is a color design on one side, (see the darker brown) and a kraft look with very light design on the other.
I cut the moose from a piece of the Santa and Co. DSP. Some fun stuff there. And used my tree punch on another piece.
Hope you sit down and have fun with your tags.
If you would like to see them up close, here are some single photos.