Friday, July 3, 2015

Birthday Colors #TGIFC10

Happy Friday! I am looking forward to a long Forth of July weekend with plans of baseball, fireworks and archery. Knowing me, I will probably get in a little bit of stamping time in too. While you are stamping this weekend, you should take a moment to join the newest TGIF Challenge. This week we have a color challenge!

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This color combination is super rich and elegant. Blackberry Bliss is one of those In Colors that I am dreading the retirement of. It is one of my favorite colors and I use it all the time. Smoky Slate and Island Indigo are equally great colors, and with them all together, you have a recipe for success.


I decided to pull out the Endless Birthday Wishes Set, which had been hiding in my stash. I used all the script words to make a tone on tone background. Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper is always a good idea for a birthday card. I cut out the little words by hand, but did you see Mercedes' tip? It is genius! You can use the Bow Builder Punch to cut them out. I am definitely going to be using that tip in the future!

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Don't forget to visit TGIF Challenges to see what the other designers have made and to join the challenge yourself!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Beautiful Endless Thanks - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to a new month on the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We were lucky enough that our time on the ADT has been extended to October. However, some of the ladies decided not to extend their time on the ADT due to the crazy thing we called life. So, I am cherishing these next few weeks as it will be our last as a team of sixteen. Be sure to stop by to visit us every week and leave some love in the comments. We all love to hear from you! Today, we are showing you thank you cards featuring the Endless Thanks Set.


This is the most complicated simple card ever. You have embossing, watercoloring, and cutting apart ribbon on this card. All of these techniques come together for subtly beautiful card. The best part of the Endless Thanks Set is that you can pair sentiments to create your own saying. The pairing of Mint Macron and Blackberry Bliss creates a composition that is both soft and deep. The few layer and abundance of white space make this card appear very simple. Overall, the contrast of colors and many textures are simply perfection.

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Use the button below to see some more stunning projects of graditude.

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn  



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Sunday, June 28, 2015

I Love You More Than Grilled Cheese - Monday Montage


Welcome to a brand new Monday Montage Blog Hop! As always we have some great projects to inspire you. I know it is a little bit late, but I want to share the Father's Day card that I made. This card is a lot of fun and perfect for any occasion. Just swap out the "Happy Father's Day" for any other sentiment.


I am a big fan of grilled cheese, so when I seen this sentiment in the Words of Truth Set I knew I had to have it. It was perfect for a Father's Day card. The Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper was intended for kids, but a lot of the patterns are great for anything. Also, the new Corrugated Paper is awesome! I have been using it a lot lately. It provides a fun bit of texture, but is still thin and easy to work with. There is nothing crazy or complicated about this card, but it has a lot of fun elements!

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Continue along the hop to Melissa's blog to see more fantastic projects!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn




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Friday, June 26, 2015

Wedding Remix #TGIFC09

TGIF! I'm not going to lie. I am glad it is Friday. This week has been a long week with a tornado coming down our road and car trouble. Fortunately, the car should be an easy fix and we didn't have any damage from the tornado. (We were extremely lucky. The damage down the road was significant, and those families are in my thoughts.) I am looking forward to a weekend where I can just relax and enjoy a little bit of stamping. If you are looking to stamp this weekend as well, you should join the the latest challenge on TGIF Challenges.

http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2015/06/tgifc09.html

Being as it is the last Friday of June this weeks challenge is the Monthly Remix. If you missed last month's remix, it is a really simple and fun concept. Just combine at least two of the challenges from the past month to make an awesome project. This month you can choose from the technique, sketch, or themed challenges. I decided to combine the technique, water-coloring, with the theme, newlyweds.


This is a really soft and pretty card. It didn't photograph well, but I embossed "the best is yet to come" in white and then water-colored over it with Pool Party ink. This allows for it to be a secondary message after the "congratulations." The glitter butterfly is created using Heat & Stick Powder and Silver Glitter. The glitter is just a really fun touch.

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Head over to TGIF Challenges to see what the other designers have created and take on the remix challenge for yourself!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sprinkles of Life - Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. Today we are sharing projects that feature the Sprinkles of Life Set. As you would expect, this stamp set is super cute, but there is something even better about it. For every purchase, Stampin' Up! donates a portion of the sales to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This stamp set is the best with adorable images, happy sentiments, and its support of a good cause.


There is a coordinating Tree Builder Punch (currently on backorder) that is a must have for this set. However, I wanted to share a card with you that doesn't use this punch (just in case you decide not to get for some crazy reason). Instead, I used the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to make a little basket of flowers. The flowers are Watermelon Wonder and Calypso Coral, which creates a subtle variation. A few So Saffron flowers are a nice pop of color. I slightly curled the petals with a Bone Folder to get the flowers to really pop off of the card. Some pearls in the center of each flower and paper-piercing around the edge makes the card complete. 

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Be sure to continue along the hop to see more projects using the Sprinkles of Life Set and Tree Builder Punch!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn



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