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!


4.21.2024

The WHIMSY Rainbow!


 Hi friends!

I hope you had a FABULOUS weekend!

Ours was magnificent - celebrating a birthday

AND I had a wee bit of time to get crafty!

That's ALWAYS a bonus, right?!


I'm delighted to be a part of my friend's monthly card group

where there are themes to build our cards.

For this 3rd monthly challenge, the theme is Rainbow Wishes.

I do love me a rainbow!


LUCKY ME! I'd just gotten my amazing DT box from @whimsystamps

and just love these new Marquee Mix and Match dies.


I thought outside the box and made a whimsical rainbow!


I added a butterfly from the Butterflies clear stamps

and matching Butterflies outline die set

and the sentiment from the set ~

which I adore ... it's typewriter font!



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save 10% off your order!


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly



4.20.2024

SPRING with Whimsy Butterflies!

 

Hi friends!

Today I'm sharing a bouncy butterfly card

with a hidden message :)



Each Wednesday on Instagram I host a card hop

with an amazing group of friends

and we're going on our second year of Wednesday crafting.

They are so talented and inspiring and really make my heart smile

each week with the fun themes and creativity!



This week, Amrita asked us to create a card that SPRINGS into ACTION

and I interpreted that as to having a spring elements or movement.

OF COURSE my planned card to have an action wobbler went rouge

since I couldn't find the bag of wobblers in my craft room :/

I used Whimsy Stamps to create my card:

~ Butterflies clear stamps 

~ Butterflies outline die set

~ Lattice A2 die

~ Notched rectangle dies 

You can see it moving in action here on Instagram

and the hidden surprise element!

Here's my card AND the spring bouncy action :)



Plan B it was!

I created a magical background using water gems

and chose one background at random.

They all turned out so lovely!


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly


4.10.2024

Stash Busters: You ROCK!

 

Hi friends!


Today I have this week's Stash Busters cards to share!

This bi-weekly card group has a theme

and this week is:  Graduation/Celebration AND CASE a sketch.




So, I made a HUGE boo-boo this week!

I looked at the calendar and saw NEXT week's theme

and created cards as such :)



Thinking SUPER quick, I decided to CASE a card

from the very talented Crystal Komara!

I spotted this rainbow paw print card here:


and a background of rainbow-y colors that I painted from 

leftover Easter egg dye.



I added a fun sentiment (hopefully celebratory!)

from the Bold Statements clear stamp set.




If you'd like to do some shopping,

you can use my affiliate link here and save 10% when you order!


Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly


Card entered to:  Addicted to Stamps and More - use a die cut
Unicorn challenge - Use a die