Monday, August 31, 2020

The 12 Kits of Occasions - August 2020 Simple Leaves

Hi friends! It's the last day of August and that means that it's time for the 12 Kits of Occasions! The 12 Kits of Occasions is a group of 12 friends who all love to paper craft. Every month we take turns making a kit for the rest of the group. We all receive the same kit with the same items. On the last day of the month we reveal what we each made with the kit. It's fun to see how we used the product in different ways. Sometimes the projects are similar and sometimes they are very different.


This kit from Marybeth Lopez of Marybeth's Time For Paper was filled with clean lines of woodgrain print paper, and crisp die cut leaves. The simplicity of the images calls for CAS designs with a touch of sparkle - pure Marybeth style! I tried to channel Marybeth and case her style. I hope you can see her style through me here today.

The beautiful images are from The Greetery, Altenew, The Stamp Market and Concord & 9th. I added only a few elements - mostly Wrapped Stitched Rectangles from Memory Box. I had lots of fun making these 5 cards and they came together so quick.
Ready to see more cards made with Marybeth's wonderful kit? Check out The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog where you'll see a sample from each of the designers as well as a complete list of ingredients that were supplied. You can also click on these links below to jump to other designers with projects to share today! 



Hugs and have a great day!



All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
SCB = Scrapbook dot com
PS = Poppystamps
TSM = The Stamp Market
PPP = Pretty Pink Posh


Wrapped Stitch Rectangle
Wrapped Stitch Rectangle
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SSS
Golden Garden
Golden Garden
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SSS | SCB
Golden Garden Die
Golden Garden Die
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SCB
Caps Bold Alphabet
Caps Bold Alphabet
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SSS | SCB
Intricate Leaf Square
Intricate Leaf Square
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PS
Large Leaves
Large Leaves
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TSM
Just Vines
Just Vines
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TSM
Uplifting Thoughts
Uplifting Thoughts
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SSS | SCB
Nesting Hearts
Nesting Hearts
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SSS
Lingo Thanks
Lingo Thanks
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SSS
Hugs Honey Script
Hugs Honey Script
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SSS
Caribbean Jewels
Caribbean Jewels
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SSS | PPP
Shamrock Jewels
Shamrock Jewels
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SSS | PPP
Spring Green Jewels
Spring Green Jewels
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SSS | PPP
Flamingo Pink Jewels
Flamingo Pink Jewels
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SSS | PPP

You're The Sweetest

You scream, I scream, We all scream for ICE CREAM! As August is a hot one, I'm looking for ways to cool down! I mean who doesn't love a frozen treat?   I'm also linking up to Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge where this time they're looking for Thank You or Anything Goes 4 Kids. 
My scene is created with the Ice Cream Social stamp and coordinating Confetti Cuts die! I had lots of fun coloring the layered popsicles and scoops of ice cream! When I was a kid the truck also had soft serve in traditional vanilla, chocolate and strawberry! YUM!
The background is a panel inked in creamy Distress Oxide ink in Mustard Seed, Pumpkin Spice, Candied Apple and Spun Sugar. I cut the inky panel with the new Pointed Background die. The stitches add interest and texture to the otherwise smooth flat background.

I put a little bear on top of the truck surrounded with happy thoughts of colorful sweet things!

It's the simple things I appreciate more than ever! Celebrate the sweet in life!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Ice Cream Social
Dies | Reverse Confetti Ice cream Social, Pointed

Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social

RC | SSS
Ice Cream Social CC
Ice Cream Social CC

RC | SSS
Pointed
Pointed

RC | SSS

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Pretty Little Studio - Hear Me Roar

I'm always looking to spread a little sunshine when I create. I love rainbow colors and cute images that make me smile! Today I'm sharing a card made with the Pretty Little Studio Color Me Happy Collection.
My card starts with a rainbow Candy Stripes background topped with a slightly smaller panel of Yummy Sprinkles.
Next I arranged die cut circles and cute animals from the Hear Me Roar die cut pack on the assembled panel. I adhered some of the die cuts flat to the card base while others are adhered with adhesive foam tape. This adds dimension. 
I use a clear piece of plastic the size of my card base to help me decide how to arrange the circles. I can move them around as much as I like before I adhere them in place. It's also easy to pick up the entire arrangement and layer it over different papers to help me choose.
Bring out your wild colorful size with the Color Me Happy Collection. I promise it will make you smile!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5" 
Pretty Little Studio 
-Paper | Color Me Happy 8" 
-Die Cuts | Hear Me Roar 
-Sequins | Crystal 4mm

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Spellbinders August LDOM Club

I created a masterpiece for you today! I'm just playing! I made this card with the Spellbinders August 2020 Large Die of the Month. It includes a die for a 3D Easel and all of the art accessories too!
Sweet right? Lots of possibilities here!
Actually this is the closest I've come to mixed media in a very long time. I die cut the frame with wood veneer. Inside the frame is a panel of watercolor that I "smooshed" with Distress Ink.
The little paint palate colors were inked with Copic Markers and topped with Glossy Accents to give them some shine. The little paint brushes are topped with NUVO Crystal Drops to give them a wet paint look.
The flowers and pot are cut from watercolor paper and are inked with distress ink. A few gems adds a little shine. I'll use this as a note card and write my own personal message inside. 
The Spellbinders Large Die of the Month is a $40 value that sells for $27.50 Die cuts are my FAVORITE craft supply and I love the surprise of having a beautiful die set delivered to my front door every month. If you don't like a surprise, you can always order the kit after it's revealed on the fist of every month.

They also have a Small Die of the Month that costs $15 a month. This is another great find because it's valued at $27 and very affordable.

Keep making and hugs to you!


Finished Size 3.75 x 4.75"
Spellbinders August 2020 LDOM


Large Die of the Month
Large Die of the Month

SPB

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Pretty Little Studio - One of A Kind

Hi Friends! I hope you're having a great day! I'm feeling like I need a little pick me up today and my favorite "bust a smile" collection from Pretty Little Studio is the Color Me Happy Collection.
I mean, how can you resist the bright rainbow of colors and adorable images? The patterns are like candy stripes and gumdrops - guilt free sugary confections to satisfy your sweet tooth! 
My card starts with a split background of pattern papers topped with a Be Cool 3x4" Journaling Card.
The Stay True Words die cut pack has lots of sentiments to choose from. I love the fun colorful letters with sweet accents. The cute little mouse is from Merry Go Round
I hope this card makes you smile and lifts your spirits today!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"Pretty Little Studio
-Paper | Color Me Happy 8"
-Die Cuts |Stay True Words | Merry Go Round
-Flair | Sweet Drops
-Journaling | Be Cool
-Stickers | Starbright Words