Tuesday, June 30, 2020

12 Kits June: Love is in the Air...

Well, hello and welcome to June's 12 Kits': Love is in the Air!
This month's love-ly kit is via the fabulous Michelle Leone. Michelle packed
our kits with elegance and celebration. Color sublime!
Leading off with the last of 6 cards, and they couldn't have been more of a joy!
You see that stamped panel? Came stamped & ready to go. Used a PTI Mix & Mat 
with Michelle's lovely designer papers.!

Once again, the sprig of blooms already stamped, added to dp, and together with
the included sentiments, and did I mention the gorgeous sequins in the kit? 

Wanted to give the 'Love' scripted die it's place in the sun, so added it to
a butterfly designer paper, together with a heart. Michelle stamped the butterfly
on one of our sentiment panels. I fussy cut and and added the gold paint.

Serious crushin' going on with the color on the Greetery panel. The Altenew
lacy heart and banner were also in the kit.

I try not to pick favorites... (don't want to offend the other cards), but this one seemed 
'just right'. Love it when that happens.

You really can't go wrong adding a bouquet to Betsy's classy bottles. 
Just loved playing with these colors. Thank you Michelle!

Hope you enjoyed the visit today. Be sure and get around to all the 
12 Kits friends, and give them some love.

Have a great, safe, and crafty week! 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas: June

Hello! Welcome to Keeping Christmas' June post. A group of us post Christmas card
inspiration each month, hoping to inspire holiday card making throughout the year.

It's so nice to have a stash of Christmas cards ready at the busiest time of the year!

I began stamping Fair Isle Motifs, (PTI) on card stock creating different patterns. 

I kept the 1st card simple, reds and green on Kraft, and cut a panel from 
Mixed & Mat: Pinked Edge die several times. 

You see the bright red trim that edges the pinked panel.

Those darling reindeer have me in stitches! (Couldn't resist), and out comes another
PTI oldie, Two Feet Deep. 

Turned to green for the 3rd card, and more of Two Feet Deep. You can actually use 
string on the snowshoes, but I used the stamp provided. 

I promised myself to have envelopes ready for my cards. All these need now is 
addressing and a holiday stamp. 

Hope you're enjoying warm weather, and have been able to get out, safely of course.
Have a happy, crafty week!

Kelly Lunceford (Creator)



Fair Isle Motifs, Two Feet Deep, Wet Paint Holiday Dies
Mixed & Mat: Pinked Edge. 
Colored Card Stock

Altenew Inks
the Greetery Envelopes

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Card Concept: Summer Fun

Summer Fun is the theme at the Card Concept. 

So many nautical element for inspiration!

A whole lot of red white and blue, and lots of sand and sea inspired my Clean and Layered card.

The lantern with sea elements was recreated with PapertreyInk's Cloche Quarters
and Cloche Quarters: Summer. Pierced Oval die cut from striped and dotty paper,
and some real sand for texture. 

Just had to add an anchor embossed onto a Kraft tiny tag (Ahoy)

Hope you're inspired to try creating a card full of summer fun! 

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Card Concept Challenge: Fun at the Lake

Do you love the outdoors? Camping? Lake living? Well this Card Concept Challenge's
for you! 

Hi there, CC fans! A new challenge celebrating all things outdoors is here...
Fun at the Lake. Choose a style and play along. 
Our styles can be found here:

My card features the sweet little camper from PTI: Petite Places: Happy Camper.

Here's a closeup of the scene.
Play along for 2 weeks. Plenty of inspiration on the Card Challenge Blog!

PapertreyInk: Petite Places: Happy Camper; Scene It: Basic Backer Die,
Scene It: Skyscrapes; Scene It: Mountain View; Scene It: Doily Tag Base
PTI stampsets: Petite Places: Happy Camper; Background Basics: Farm & Barn
PTI: Summer Camp Patterned Paper

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Garden Variety Blog Blitz

Hey there friends! 
There's a blog blitz going on at Poppystamps!
You could win this die or several others with just your comment.
This one, called Proper Brick House, is a favorite of mine.

Tiny little bricks, and endless design possibilities. 
All details on the Poppystamps blog: