5.20.2022

Just because!


 Hi friends!


We made it ...

TGIF!

I am hoping this weekend will behold some crafty time

because my soul needs it :)



Today's card is on my YouTube channel

if you'd like to view it there!



Today's card is one that I created for some friends

that are in the military.

My sweet friend excitedly shared they got their orders to Germany!

She knew that I'd be her most excited friend!



I've used the sensational sunflower stamp set from 

Pink Fresh Studios and popped up the images on dimensional foam

to give it lots of layers.

There is a very light layer of distress oxide blending on the panel

and then an embossed vellum circle peeking through.

I do love how this came out -

and hopefully my friend will love it, too!

If you'd like to learn more about this stamp set 

and the proceeds, you can read it here ~

it's a wonderful thing!


Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,

Kelly


Card entered to:  Pink Fresh Studio Monthly Challenge

SSSWChallenge ~ Layer it Up!



5.19.2022

CCEE2219 ~ Dance Like a Chicken Day!


 Hi friends!


National Dance Like a Chicken Day was this week ~

 so let's have some fun at the CCEE Stampers!




This day entertains with people flapping their arms 

and strutting chicken-like.

Create a card with a chicken(s) as the star!

Dancing is optional :)




For my card, I've used CC Designs Roberto 

and Echo Park paper with a farm/chicken theme

to create a whimsical card for a special chick! 


Be sure to stop in the CCEE Stampers blog

and see what the Design Team has created!



Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly

5.17.2022

Spring Card Camp ~ Day 1



 Hi friends!


Today was the first day of camp ~

and since there wasn't a campfire with s'mores,

I settled for Starbucks.

I know, right?


The. Sacrifice.




I'm super excited for another round of card camp with 

Jennifer McGuire + Kristina Werner 
(and other content artists along the way!)

Although there is no way I'll be able to create each day,

the fun with the classes is they are there ... for life!

Anytime you want to go back and watch them at your own pace,

you can!




My card for Day 1:



I've used a 6 x 6 red rubber rose background stamp 


and distress inks from Tim Holtz.

This was a fun technique taught by Jennifer ~

one I've actually tried before and have gotten WAY better results :/

I made a few panels using this technique

and you'll see those sometime, too :)





Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,

~Kelly


5.15.2022

DD2 ~ We Are A Rainbow!

 


Hi there friends!


Today's card is for the Dueling Darlings 2!


The DD2 is a card group with rotating hostesses

and this month I was the hostess not with the mostest 

for the May 2022 card kit.

But!

We're crafters and sometimes you just have to roll with it :/


My theme this month was simple:

"We are a rainbow!"

 "Each of us brings a light and color to life ~~ 
from the quietness of the pastels to the boldness of the brights! 
 Each of you are in important "band" of the rainbow, 
because in order to have it we all need to be together as one."  





Since there are 8 of us in the Dueling Darlings 2,

and there are only 7 colors in the ROY-G-BIV of the rainbow,

I chose to be the ''odd man out."

Everyone was assigned a color in random selection

so I settled on brown since I didn't have a color to chose 

and it is a composite color.

Fun fact:   IF it were in the rainbow,

it would be somewhere close to really dark orange

between the red and green!




So here's how I made this!

The instructions were to use ONLY your color

so a monotone card would be created.

I started with the same rainbow dienamic from My Favorite Things

that everyone received in their color - mine is kraft-ish brown.

I used the Cloud Edger stencil and Tim Holtz distress oxide ink

in Vintage Photo and created a background.

And used it to stamp the sentiment from Altenew.

I wasn't able to find the rainbow sentiment I wanted to use

so I improvised and created an uplifting, positive vibes cards!

Here are the participants:

Be sure to check out all of the Dueling Darling 2 cards:

Barb

Carol

Darlene

Jeanette

Kelly ~ You are here!

Lorraine - SCS Gallery

Terry

Tracie


Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,

~Kelly

5.12.2022

CCEE2218 ~ Foam Roller Day!


Hi friends!

Today is National Foam Roller Day!


I know, right?

You were looking forward to this day alllll week, I'm sure!

:)



This is the new challenge at the CCEE Stampers this week:

Use any rolled technique!  

There are many possibilities,

like paper rolling, brayers, marbles - have fun with this!


Here is my card, using acrylic paint and a brayer.

I added it to the top and pulled the paint downward.



NOT thrilled with how this turned out

but I just didn't have a chance to create ~

much less REcreate!

Some times you win, sometimes you just say cheers!


Please use the keyword CCEEE2218 if you post to an online gallery

AND

stop by the CCEE Stampers blog to see all the DT cards this week!


Crafty hugs!

~Kelly



5.05.2022

CCEE2217 ~ National Dandelion Day!


  Hi friends!


I'm delighted to be your hostess for the month of May

at the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.

I'll be sharing my choice of challenges all month long!


Yesterday was National Dandelion Day so show us your best

dandelion cards (or use an flower as an alternative!)




My card today is sharing this cutie from My Favorite Things ~

Make a Wish Pure Innocence.

I've colored her with my copics 

and added a base layer of patterned paper from Echo Park.




Be sure to see all of the Design Team cards here on the blog

at the CCEE Stampers!

If you add your card to a gallery, please use the keyword CCEE2217

so we can find your cards/projects.


Thanks for stopping by!
 
Crafty hugs,

~Kelly

5.03.2022

The ONE new in '22 ~ May!

 

Hello friends!


I'm still here!

It's time for my very favorite challenge ~ One Plus Twelve!

This card series is where I take one stamp

(and JUST one stamp)

and create a card twelve times - one for each month.


Meet Miss May!

(in other words, the May 2022 card!) 

I've chosen the butterfly stamp from PInk Fresh Studio:





For this month, I channeled a beautiful yellow butterfly that befriended

me while my mom was in the hospital recovering.  

It came to the tree outside the window every day, 

dancing with the joy of life.  

I'm a very spirtiful personal and do believe strongly in symbolism ... 

I see dragonflies and know they are from my dad, butterflies are my mom.



So, once again I stamped right onto designer paper

 because I wasn't able to bring a stack of markers with me. 

 This one is just as lovely as can be

and I do love the bright pop of yellow and the florals  :)

I also used the Hero Arts butterfly background die and tore it

for a collage-y look, giving it some 'drama!'



This card doesn't have a sentiment 

as it will be an all purpose type card.

My friends, Barb and Jeanette, are joining me this year

in the challenge and you can see their cards on their blogs.


If you'd like to see the real butterfly in flight

that inspired my card, you can see it here on my Instagram.


Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,
Kelly