Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Whole Lot of Fabulous - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This week we have our last projects showing off sneak peek items. No worries though, because next week you will be able to get the goodies we have been showing off!


Today, I have a couple of cards to share with you that features the A Whole Lot of Lovely Set. This set is super cute, but the best part is that it is a host set. That means you can get this set for free with a qualifying order! These cards have a really funky color scheme of Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Island Indigo, and Blackberry Bliss. Such unique colors gives these cards a unique personality.


Last week I told you about how much I love to cut the new ribbon, and now I have another way to change up the lace ribbon. Do you notice how my Mint Macaron Lace Ribbon is two toned? I lightly spritzed it with Island Indigo. Such a simple way to make the ribbon extra special! Both of these cards have a lot of other fun details like the stitching and rhinestones.


The circle stamp originally said "You're a whole lot of lovely" and another said "You're fabulous." I stamped these two images separately and pieced them together for a fun saying that fits the personality of the card. These cards are a departure from my normal style, but I really like them!

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Be sure to continue along the hop to see what the other amazing members of the Artisan Design Team have made!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn 



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Friday, May 22, 2015

Floral Inspiration #TGIFC04

Hey! Do you know what is great about today? Well there are three great things about today! 1. It is Friday! 2. Today I complete my first full week at my real job. Even though I am only a week in, I am loving it! 3. There is a new TGIF Challenge! You are really going to love this weeks challenge. It is simply an inspiration challenge. That means you look at the picture and make whatever your heart desires.

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This picture first inspired me with the colors - Pear Pizzazz, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, and Watermelon Wonder. Next I decided to play with some floral images by using the Choose Happiness Set and the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.


This turned out to be a really pretty card. I will definitely use this color scheme again in the future. Just like the cards in yesterday's post, I cut up the Watermelon Wonder Lace Ribbon to completely transform it. Simple touches like pearls and glimmer make this a card anyone would love to receive.


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Be sure to head on over to TGIF Challenges to be inspired by the other designers and take on the challenge for yourself!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Neon I Think You're Great Cards - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hey guys! Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Today we are sharing our projects that will be featured on the Stampin' Up! Facebook tomorrow. Just like the past few weeks we are excited to featuring some new products that are in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog coming out in June. Let me show you my cards, which are a ton of fun!


These cards use Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, and Pacific Point, and I seriously love them! Combined with a lot of white space, these colors create a very neon effect. The photographs do not lie - these cards are really that bright. The vibrancy of the colors was perfect for the super fun I Think You're Great Set.


Let me talk to you for a moment about the new lace ribbons. I do not like the lace ribbon. The vintage/shabby chic look of the ribbon is the complete opposite of my style. To get around my dislike for the ribbon, I began to cut some of it up. You may have noticed that on previous projects I cut the ribbon down to just the scallop portion. On these cards I cut the ribbon into narrower strips, and let me tell you it is the best! The pieces of ribbon are more playful, go with many different styles, and is a great way to add texture. If you weren't sure about the ribbon like me, I suggest you get some and start cutting because you are going to love it after that!


The stripes on this card are a breeze to make. Just pick up some ink with an Aqua Painter and swipe it across the paper. Easy! Another thing I love about these cards are the coordinating envelopes. I love how the In Color Envelope Paper is solid on one side and patterned on the other. The pattern is such a fun surprise for the inside of the envelopes. I embossed the card bases with the Wood Grain Embossing Folder to give them them the same pattern as the envelopes.


I got it into my head that I needed to make a Dazzling Diamonds cloud. I have no idea why, but the "hi!" stamp was the perfect excuse to do so. I don't have any great tips on how to make your own cloud. I just drew the shape that I wanted and cut it out. I used a cloud from scrap paper as a mask and spritzed Pacific Point all over the card front the create a really fun layering effect. I also used the straight and scalloped edges in the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack to paper-pierce around the masked cloud. All in all, these cards are just a lot of fun! I love the colors, the images, the textures, and the energy that these cards have.

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Continue along the hop to see some more amazing projects!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn  



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Sunday, May 17, 2015

You Made My Day - Monday Montage


Hey everyone! Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop. If you are in need of a sweet and simple thank you, I have the perfect card for you. You may have already seen the pieces of this card if you follow me on Instagram, so I am excited to share the finished product with you today!


The "thanks" from the Hello You Thinlits and the "you made my day" from the And Many More Set combine for the perfect message. Some strips of Bohemian Designer Series Paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper provide the ideal stage for the die cut to stand on. Also, the Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Tangelo Twist color really stand out against the Crumb Cake backdrop.


It is the little things that make this card really special. The pop of the Tangelo Twist flower and some Bermuda Bay Sequins are fun details that complete the card. One of my favorite parts about this card is that the base is slightly smaller than normal (cut to 5-1/2"x8" and folded in half) so that the "thanks" and banners hang off the edge; making for a really unique touch.




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Continue to follow the hop by visiting Melissa next!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn


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Friday, May 15, 2015

I Graduated! #TGIFC03

Hey everyone! It is Friday, which means it is time for a TGIF Challenge! Before I get into this week's challenge, let me tell you that you are all awesome!!! We are all blown away by the number of people who take the time to enter their beautiful work into the challenges. If you haven't joined one of the challenges yet, you should seriously consider joining the fun!

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This week's challenge came at the perfect time! The challenge this week is simply a theme - graduation. It just so happened that I graduated from Saginaw Valley State University last Saturday (!!!!!), so a scrapbook page was perfect for the challenge.


It is true! I do love SVSU! I am incredibly proud to be a cardinal and am so grateful for my time at SVSU. I kept the page really simple so that the photographs would be the focus. The Real Red Card Stock was sponged with Real Red Ink to give the page just a touch of texture.


One of my favorite parts about this page is the journaling tag. The hidden journaling really lets the focus be on the photographs. Of course I needed the Class of 2015 stamp for this page! This is one stamp that will always remain in my collection as a memento of graduation.

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Now head on over to TGIF Challenges for some great graduation inspiration and join the fun!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn
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