6.13.2024

Guest Designing for Stamp Anniething - June release!


 Hey sweet friends!

Elvis is IN THE HOUSE!

Squeee!

I'm a Guest Designer for the month of June at Stamp Anniething

and the new release is all about VEGAS baby!

Day 1 stamp and die release @stampanniething

is the king of rock and roll ~ Elvis!

I just adore this image and the symbolism 

of one of music history's biggest cultural forces

with the icon that is Elvis Presley!



Here's my card!



Next up, Vegas baby doing Vegas things!


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly







6.12.2024

Thank you The Maker Session!


 Hi friends!

I hope this brings you a smile! :)





I have a sponsored post to share with you today

and it's a product review from The Maker Session!

I was invited to try out their gorgeous dauber wand here:




You can see the in action reel here on Instagram!



The dual ended dauber wand is an ink blending gem!

It comes in a variety of colors and I was absolutely delighted

to receive one in Key Lime green - my favorite color!

It also brings an additional 6 dauber wands which are interchangeable ~

just pop off the dauber top and add another one as you like,

especially for ink color changes.




For best results, gently patting down ~ or daubing ~ 

 definitely gives sharp, crisp results 

and the ink stays in the dauber for a long lasting usage!

To showcase the wand, I created a small short 60 second reel

on my Instagram that shows this one is action.

You can see it here!


And here's my card, created with the Pink and Main Cloudy Day stencil

and the A Gift For You stamps and dies, also from P and M.

I used distress inks and use the daubing wand to dab along the clouds

to create that cloud edge.

I repeated the process for creating grass - easily changing out 

the top of the dauber wand to use another color.

The Maker Session wand is perfect for those tiny nooks and crannies

and getting into smaller spaces with stencils.

Those hard to reach corners are easier with an easy to manage and hold 

daubing wand!


One last look:





Thanks so much for stopping by! 

~Kelly



6.10.2024

YAY for blogger - 3M June!

 

Hi friends!

YAY  I'm back on blogger!

Massive thanks to my son who figured out a few bugs

 and has me back online :)

Gotta love teenagers and technology!



Today's the day we 3 Musketeers post our cards with a 'same image'

and this month's image is Hero Arts Birthday Balloons.

Barb was the hostess for this month and 

something. i. just. noticed.

My last month card never posted either and I was the hostest

*face palm!*


I went with bright cheerful fun colors for my balloons

using copic markers.

I paired it with a background made with mica powder and water

and added on a sentiment that came with the image.

Thank you, Barb!

Be sure to see the other 2/3's of the 3M by seeing

 Barb's card here and 

 Jeanette's card here! 

 Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly


5.17.2024

She's my SUPERHERO!


 Hi friends!

Happy Friday!

I have another card share on Instagram!




There's NO SECRET that my little granddaughter 

is not only my bestie but she's my superhero!

I am always proud of her and her many accomplishments,

including her graduation from Pre-K :)



So I thought I'd make her a little card to go with her gifts

using My Favorite Things You're Super!

I followed the color challenge #236 of this week

with hues of pinks and blues.


Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly


Entered to:  MFT Color Challenge #236

5.09.2024

Gina K Appreciation Hop!

 

Hi friends!


I was planning a different post today for the 3M

but 1/3 of our group still hasn't received the images :(

So I'll be posting once those are in hand and she's able to post

because it's the right thing to do!

Stay tuned for the reveal of the May 2024 mystery image! 



Instead, here's a fun card I created for the 

Gina K Designs Appreciation Hop!

My sweet friends on IG invited me to be part of this big, wonderful

hop celebrating "one of the OG's in the stamping community!"

You can find the hop here on my Instagram: createwithkas


We all know and love Gina and how talented she is ~

from her products and live streams and videos

and handling the drama in the FB groups with grace.

To honor that and more, we all decided to create a card/project

with her in mind using her stamps, dies, etc and one of her techniques

and share positivity while featuring Gina's stamps and style!


Here is mine:


I'm still one week post-op and planned to use her

 Box of Cards idea but only managed to create one card.

But I like it so win/win ... amiright? :)

I used Lovely Flowers stamps and matching dies,

paired with a lattice die from Whimsy Stamps

and circle dies from Hero Arts.

I don't have many supplies from GKD so I did have to improvise

but love how her beautiful flower is the star of the show.

 Here's a final look:



Thanks for stopping by today!

and Happy Gina K Designs Appreciation Day :)

~Kelly


sharing with: Simon Says Challenge - Wednesday 

5.01.2024

May the FORCE be with you!

 

Hi friends!

I'm BEYOND (the galaxy!) delighted to be a Guest Designer

for Stamp Anniething for the months of May and June!

The amazing stamps, dies and products for May are simply

OUT OF THIS WORLD!




For the next 4 days, I'll be showcasing 

fun new stamps, dies and lots of products here

as well as on my Instagram and YouTube channel.


If you haven't guessed the theme, here's day 1!

Star Wars fans - this one is for you!



Introducing The Mandolorian and Grogu!

My card features a galaxic background 

with Din Jarin and Grogu in his hover pram ~

the absolute cutest.

This is a great set for the fans of Star Wars 

and has a matching stamp, die, helmet and hover pram dies

as well as amazing stencils which you'll see this week!



I used my prismacolor markers for this card

and created a fun galaxy background by using acetate

and designer paper.  By altering the layers and leaving space,

it gives a little glimmer almost like light shining through.

And here's the inside:


Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly

4.26.2024

Time to CELEBRATE!

 

Hi friends!

Today I have a card to share for a card group

hosted by my sweet friend, Kim.

The theme this week is:  Birthday invitations!





Since she did say the themes are open to interpretation,

I stretched it just a wee bit to create a card for my son.


He's officially done with this college school year!

He made the Dean's List once again,

will be home for the summer and has a job/internship thingie

lined up so we have A LOT to celebrate!


Today, we'll take him out with the family for a celebration dinner

at his favorite asian restaurant

so I tailored this card just for him.

And he is one of my BIGGEST supporters of my cardmaking

and always cheering me on ~ how lucky am I! 


  Okay, that's it for gushing :)

Here is my card!




Thanks so much for stopping by and

HAPPY SUMMER!!!!!!

~Kelly


I'll enter this to the Lunar New Year Challenge!