7.20.2024

AECP ~ Crafting 101 Alcohol Markers

Hi friends!

I hope you are having a beautiful weekend!


Today I'm sharing my cards for the Altenew Academy AECP

Crafting 101 - Alcohol Markers Online Cardmaking Class.

This class has a focus on using and understanding the Altenew 

alcohol markers as a medium and it's taught by Gayatri Murali.

Blending with markers showcases really well with florals

and one highlight she mentions is dark to light gives depth to 

what you're coloring as well as a shadow effect.

CARD #1




I used Bountiful Bouquet which is a very large stamp set

and so versatile - as you can see from my 3 samples here!

The markers give a great way to add detail that isn't there as well.

I noticed a few spaces that needed a little emphasis

but rather than reach for a black fineliner to draw in the lines,

I let the markers do the magic!

CARD #2



I loved this card and techique that I created 2 more

(perfect for the Get Well hop on Instagram for 3 way cardmaking!)

For this one, I added splatters of white acrylic paint

for a little more character as well as splatter in the background

in the matching ink color to the markers.

CARD #3


For this card, I took the same floral stamp

and used a paper trimmer to cut it almost right down the middle. 

Side by side, these cards are a mirror image.

These will be perfect for a Get Well, Get Better, Thinking of You theme!



Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly
 

7.19.2024

Gnome Gardeners!



Hi friends!

A cute gnome face is hard to resist!




My Wednesday Instagram summer card group has a fun theme

 this week, chosen by our teammie Lisa.  

She chose anything gardening, from vegetables to flowers and

 wheelbarrows to garden gloves and everything in between!



I'm showcasing the adorable Gnome Gardeners from Whimsy Stamps.


and the mix and match marquee die set with a watercolor background.



 Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly

7.11.2024

You have HOW MANY stamps?

 

Hi friends!

Today I'm sharing a FUN stamp set 

that I'm sure MANY of us can relate to :)

If you would like to see the video on YouTube,

click 





This stamp and matching die set are from

Whimsy Stamps and it's called Gossip Girls :)

I paired it with Wonky Window 1 die

and blended each of the 4 quadrants with a different bright color.

I like how this gives a comic book vibe!




You can find these products and more in the 

Whimsy Stamps shop!


Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly





7.09.2024

2nd Annual SHARK WEEK - Giveaway!

 


                                     Hi FIN-tastic friends!


Swimming by today with a JAWSOME card inspired

 by my 2nd Annaul SHARK WEEK card hop over Instagram :)

There is a BIG giveaway for one lucky hopper

so be sure to SEA what it is!



(I do have 2 posts today - my 3M card is here)


Here's a sneak peek!

Head on over to my Instagram here to start the hop!




Good luck! :)

~Kelly


3M: I'm in your corner!


Hi friends!


Today's posting day for the 3M mystery image cards!

This fun card group has been creating along for 10 years!

That's a lot of mystery images :)



The idea?  1 hostess sends 1 stamped image to all 3 of us!

Then, we take turns swapping them out per the angel policy allowance

(I've started and keep a HUGE list of allowed companies

and can share with you, too)

This month, Jeanette sent us Gerda Steiner's In Your Corner

and it's SO adorable!



         I hadn't seen it released literally until it showed up from her

so that was a super fun surprise.

Thank you, Jeanette!

You can see their cards here:

Jeanette

Barb 


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly


7.08.2024

The ProCRAFTinator's Club - June!


Hey friends!

Today's the day - today's the day!


My IG friends and I were chatting one day after a recent 

online camp about how we are procrastinating behind 

on several online classes, camps, monthly subscription boxes + more!

After much giggling and chatter about what to call ourselves,

Kim's husband came up with the name for us, 

saying we are 'procrastintaing crafters', LOL!


Welcome to TPC ~ The ProCRAFTinator's Club 

where we hold Ph.D's in procrastinating!


I have a plethora of online card classes, camp boxes 

and monthly sub kits but can't always participate at the

 'exact time of the classes/camps so this is just perfect :)

We decided to have an Anything Goes each month and for June

I'm finally finishing the cards from SBC Fest from back in March!




This was a free set of classes (isn't that THE BEST!) 

and you have the option to buy the matching kits for each class.

This card is from Laura Graff's class and she made several gorgeous 

ones but this dark green floral one just literally took my breath away!

The card design is not my own and a similiar case to hers, 

hers being totally flat and one layer 

and I popped mine up on 3d foam giving it loads of dimension.



Disclaim-er, this is all in good fun and just a means to get together 

as friends to create!  We don't procrastinate on all things,

we're just in desperate need of a 'get-er-done' approach!

No time like the present so we'll be creating from a kit/camp/class

on the 2nd Monday of each month

so be sure to stop by in August to see what we

proCRAFTinate complete!


Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly

7.06.2024

Bonjour!



Bonjour mes amis! 

Today's card share is from a recent Instagram card hop

hosted by my friend, Dalis!

The theme that week was vacations or ice tea 

and I chose the first one 

so I could finally ink up a forgotten stamp set :)




I created the card design based on our vacation to Europe

 with our kids and they absolutely LOVED Paris!

It isn't my favorite city but I loved seeing it again through their eyes :)

I modeled the house after the ones you typically see

along the French Riviera <3

This stamp and die set are from Waffle Flower Crafts called ~ Bonjour!





Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly




6.30.2024

It's a Kell-of-a-mess ~ June!


 Hi friends!


I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

I had card class yesterday while simultaneously watching my team 

advance forward to the quarter finals for the Euro Cup!



So I had a BLAST creating this cards - SO SUPER DUPER SIMPLE!

Yet fun and ..... ahem, messy :)



Earlier this year, I decided to reclaim a few of my earlier ideas

for cards/groups and asked for a little help on Instagram.

I held a contest for a gift card win for renaming the MESSY series

and 

Kellofamess won!

Honestly, it's a HILAROUS name :/




For my 3 cards, I did free hand watercoloring

 to create the rainbows for a monthly hop theme.

I absolutely LOVE the organic look and didn't mind one bit

that the colors ran or mixed together.

I didn't even mind when I accidently glued made an upside rainbow!



I used Flower Shower from Mama Elephant to complete the look

and left them intentionally uncolored for highlighting the rainbow.


3 simple yet fun to create kellofamess cards!




Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,
~Kelly


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!