Wednesday, July 31, 2019

12 Kits of Occasions July '19 Summer Fun

The end of July and time for 12 Kits of Occasions. This month our hostess is Marybeth
Lopez, from Marybeth's Time for Paper. And she sent us a kit full of summer's best!

Let's get right to it!

Lots of fun colorful papers from Echo Park. I fussy cut the word 'COOL' and used
my new frame dies from the Greetery. You'll see a lot more of them throughout my

Nothing says summer like big bright blooms. These are Concord & 9th.

Marybeth sent a pale ink stamped image from Altenew, just perfect for 
the soft look of watercolor pencils.

We got 2 'hello' die cuts from Poppystamps. I popped up this green one onto a weave of the
 pretty EchoPark papers. The black dotty paper is actually Altenew's Washi tape on a piece
 of PTI's Berry Sorbet cardstock.

This one started out with the best intentions. I thought it would be fun to dress up the 
top popsicle to look like it was melting. Glossy Accents would do the trick... 
didn't exactly work the way I'd hoped. Oh well...

This final card is a thank you to Marybeth for a kit full of summer fun!

Enjoy all the posts from the 12 Kits' friends, and enjoy your summer!
Hope it's full of crafty goodness!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Sweet Birthday Wishes

It seems like it's been awhile since I've posted a card. My summer's been full of family,
trips, chickens and children... with 3 BIG summer parties at our house. 
Phew! I need a vacation. No better place than the craft room!

This card's for Ink to Paper, Laurie's Fabulous Favorites, 
this week's it's Background Stamps.

The background stamp is white embossed within the oval die, Cover Up: Grid,
on water color paper. I then loosely watercolored the grid and fit it inside the 
Pierced Feature Frames: Oval (cut 3 times). 
That's Garden Garland on the outside of the oval.
Laurie's card was full of black and white drama.White on white is my absolute favorite 
technique for drama.  

Ink to Paper Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence Dies

The many dies in this set are fun to play with. I used colored card stock and the banner 
included in the set, and used a sentiment from Just Sentiments Tagged.

Feels so good be be back in the craft room. I have family coming on Monday.
And we're planning another trip to Yosemite. All's good, and very busy. 
Hope you enjoy your summer, and all the warmth that goes with it.
And especially hope you have some time to create. It just seems to refresh and


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Birthday Wishes

Hey there, are you enjoying your summer? Any craft time in the works?
I have some inspiration using Poppy's Spring Pots Shelves die today on
the Poppystamps blog.
Come visit and see how I made this card.
Stay cool!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Tag You're It Challenge #91: Summer Fruit

If you love making tags, the Tag You're It Challenge is for you!
Every two weeks you're challenge with a photo to get you started
with samples from great designers, and a chance to earn a guest
spot on the blog.
The fabulous Marybeth Lopez has selected Summer Fruit as our muse:

Strawberries are a favorite, and so is this set from C9.

I created a tag using PTI's Tasting Tag, and added Concord & 9th's Berry die and stamp
set. Background C9's 
Play along for a Guest Designer spot. Can't wait to see what you come up with!
thanks for the visit, and have a crafty week!!!

Check out our newest member at Tag You're It, Kim Heggins from Cupcakes Cards
and Kim. Welcome Kim!