Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hello Sweet Baby

Hey Fans,

So I am in love with this stamp!! Isn't she adorable?! Cute little Itty Bitty stamp from Unity and she has stolen my heart...well in this case I gotta make her a "he" because this card is going to a couple in our Sunday School class after they have their baby boy (three weeks away!) I couldn't resist making the heart inside the balloon, pink, because...hearts are pink, right?!

I've seen a ton of baby elephant stamps recently and they are all cute, but I wasn't drawn to buying any of them til I saw this one, she's called Sweet Elle and there are two sentiments included, the one on this card and a Happy Birthday. I can see I'll be using this little stamp a lot!!

I think the patterned paper is Lily Bee, from a year or two ago...I don't remember. The craft and pink cardstock is Papertrey and the die panel is MFT Stitched Rectangles. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink and I colored Sweet Elle with Prismacolor colored pencils.

So that's the start to my Tuesday...Love it!

Thanks for stopping by.
Kathy

Monday, March 30, 2015

Have a very...

Hey Fans,
Sorry for the horrible picture...my phone recently got upgraded to Lollipop and they took away image stabilization! Why they did that is a mystery but it was a bad move!!

But looking past that, I am liking playing with my old Unity set and have continued trying different colors etc. Love how this one turn out rather lacy and girly...reminds me of my soon-to-be six year old granddaughter, Faith. She loves all things girly!

Don't have a lot to say today. Thanks for stopping by!

Kathy

Thursday, March 26, 2015

You can never have too much Happy

Hi Fans,
So this card could be for a birthday or any other happy occasion...I saw something like it on Pinterest which I CASEd...most of it but added my own colors and sentiment plus the debossing. I mean it looks happy right?! I'm happy just looking at it:)

I used a Unity Stamp set, Insightful Meadow and several different Memento inks along with clear Wink of Stella (just on the pink flowers in the middle). Stamped the sentiment (SU's Yippee Skippee) in Versafine Onxy black ink. The little butterfly is from a Penny Black clear set and the debossed frame is from Avery Elle's Finished Frames die set. I've been seeing cards lately, made with a debossed focal panel and I like that look, plus it's easier to mail since it really is only a one layer card. Oh and the cardstock I used was Michael's 110lb white...I'm thinking it's a little too heavy for my likes...but Papertreyink's white takes ordering and waiting, and waiting some more!

So, that's all from me...been mulling over what the Lord is trying to teach me ( I saying trying because I am VERY bull-headed!) I am amazed by His patience with me, when I keep looking back trying to get Him to agree to let me go back to life as it was. You know, kind a like a 2 yr old does when they find something on the sidewalk that they want to pick up (like a wad of gum that's been smashed into the concrete) and we quickly grab them from pulling that yucky stuff up and putting it in their mouth. Then the screaming begins because we took them away from the thing they delighted in most (at that 2 second moment)
Yeah...it's like that.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. Keep thinking about Jesus, keep looking to Him, He is the One and Only answer to all of life's questions.

Kathy

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thank you

Hey Fans,
Nope, it's not a birthday card...this is to prove I really do make other kinds of cards! Yep, I do.

I decided to branch out and try some different stamp companies. I do that from time to time...I think I get bored with things and want a different look so with that in mind, I checked out Unity stamps. Now I do have one set of Unity stamps I bought eons ago on Overstock. I really like the set, Insightful Meadow, and used it quite a bit when I first got it, but as with most things it took a back seat to new product.

Anyway, checking out Unity was propelled by watching Sanketij work her mad watercoloring skills on these stamps and while I cannot color like she can I thought I'd give them a shot. I joined the Kit of the Month club for a 3 month stint...just got my first set yesterday and went right to work making my first card. Pretty easy...I mean this is kindergarten easy! Seriously, all I did was stamp the image and the sentiment in Versafine Black Onyx ink, then watercolored it in four colors, let it dry, put some Stickles in the middle of the flower, added some sequins and there you have it folks! Easy peasy. I didn't even use watercolor paper:)

I'm so glad God  blesses people with artistic talents so those of us without them can pretend we do!! hahaha

Well, that's all from me. I'm so glad you stopped by...have you thought about my question from the other day? Do you know Jesus as your Savior? He loves you...He's waiting for you to surrender your life to Him. It's only a prayer away. Tell Him...He's listening.

Blessings,
Kathy

Ingredients:
Unity March Kit of the month stamps
White cardstock Michael's
Versafine Black Onyx ink
Sakura Koi Watercolors
Black SU cardstock
Summer Sunrise cardstock Papertreyink
Sequins...anybody's guess! :)



Monday, March 23, 2015

Celebrate!

I saw a most beautiful picture on Pinterest (aren't they all?!) and tried to replicate it..turned out pretty good! Just love the watercolor look...

I'm just busy in my craft room today...oh I did run to Target to buy some tshirts and a couple of lightweight cardigans...(don't tell anyone but I bought them from the Junior Dept!) So cute...why should they get all the cute things and then give us more "mature" women clothes that I wouldn't put on my grandma! Anyone know what I'm talking about? lol

Okay, that's all from me today. It's just beautiful here today, blue skies, breezy cool temp and gorgeous gorgeous sunshine. Thank you Lord for beautiful days!

Thanks for stopping by,
Kathy

Ingredients:
Canson 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
White Michael's 110 lb cardstock
Silhouette digital frame image
Sakura Koi watercolors
Seqins from I don't know where...maybe Walmart :)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hello


Okay, so here's my take on the whole scribbly look. I do like it a lot I just don't have scribbly things...well I do have a set that looks a little scribbly but they are flowers not really scribbly. Anyway, I was feeling scribbly and decided to check out my Silhouette Studio software to see if they had any offerings...they did, much to my surprise!

And voila! my scribbly flower card. The leaves came with this digital design and so I just went with it. I used some gold shimmer paper from Michael's and IRL the flowers and leaves look really awesome but no matter what it doesn't show up on camera. The hello, cut from Aqua Mist cardstock, is a die I received in my Taylored Expressions order for free...how's that for customer appreciation? I've never ordered from them before but you can bet I will again soon! The scalloped panel is also a digi image from my Silhouette Studio software, cut on Papertrey's new linen cardstock...seeing as how the Mama Elephant scallop panel die is ALWAYS out of stock I was forced to improvise...not too shabby!

So that's my card for today...I actually made several yesterday, but couldn't upload and post at night because I get a worse picture than I do in the daylight. 

Just want to say that I was definitely challenged in church today to use the gift God has given me to spread the gospel...He gave me a mouth to talk and hands to write and a mind that loves words, especially His Word. So I just want to ask you where you stand with the Lord? Do you know Him as your Savior? Do you want to know Him but don't know how to get there? Do you want to want to know Him but feel your life is calling you more than He? (this was me for years and years)
I read a quote on FB by Greg Laurie the other day which said "You don't clean up your act and then come to God. You come to God and He does the clean up." So true, folks, so true. I was that person who needed cleaning up but didn't know if I really wanted it and yet I was miserable with my life. I was sure God would not accept me as broken and spiritually empty as I was, but I couldn't have been more wrong. I'm so very thankful He took me right where I was, with nothing but a sin weary heart to offer and started a transformation process in my life. Oh it's not over, I'm not done "baking" but I'm a whole lot further down the road than I ever imagined I'd be. I never pictured me in church, singing songs and praising the Lord. I never pictured me being overcome by His love and care for me, but now I can't picture anything else.
Think about it.

Glad you stopped by today!
Kathy
ps- I was able to capture some of that shimmer today, so I'm replacing my first photo with the one you see now. :)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Get Well Soon!



Hey Fans,
I have had these Sakura Koi water color tubes for a while and have not played with them much, so with all the watercolor fun I've seen posted on Youtube and other places I decided it was time to break them out for a spin!

This set only has twelve colors and I was concerned I would be limited but once I got over my fear of mixing colors I found out it's fun! I want to get a chart on color mixing so I mix good colors and not mud, but this was not bad for a first time mixer:)

Anyway, I need get well, feel better, sorry you're sick cards and thought butterflies make anyone feel good, so I got out my Beautiful Butterflies and the new additions I just bought from Papertrey, as well as the Bigger Blooms (for the sentiment) and started coloring. I wish I could watercolor like Sanketij. She has amazing talent and her work is my inspiration...but I come nowhere close to what she does!!

I think it turned out okay for a first attempt at this style.

Thanks for stopping by,
Kathy