Friday, September 28, 2018

September Flavor of the Month Card Kit Blog Hop Reveal

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed! My favorite fall saying.

Pumpkin Spice! My favorite fall flavor.

Shorter Days! My favorite fall time.

Soup is on! My favorite food to eat when it’s cool.

Sweaters and football! My favorite time of the year.

Everything about fall is my favorite. What is yours?

fantastic fall kit Scrapping for Less has this month.
Jump in and hop along for some great inspiration.

Collection 1- Sketch 1
I used only used my Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers to color in Marci.  She is so sparkly!  It's hard to see in pictures, but you might see some in the second, close up picture.

Collection 2- Sketch 2
I used my Distress Oxide Inks and Distress Brushes 
to create the background behind the scarecrow.  

Collection 3- Sketch 3
I paper pieced Teresa's leggings with the same 
paper as the blue pattern background paper.  
I colored her with my Copic Markers.

Collection 4- Sketch 4
I used the Distress Watercolor Crayon, Distress Watercolor Cardstock, water, and paint brush to create a background.  I then used the watercolor piece to die cut the blessed sentiment.  

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Thanks for hopping along with us,

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monster Party

Hello there! Today I have a super FUN monster birthday card.

I used the Brutus Monroe Monster Party Stamp Set and colored the images with my Copic Markers on Neenah 80# Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I then used my Brother Scan N Cut electronic cutting machine to scan my colored images and cut them out with a thin border. I then took a piece of Neenah 110# Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and die cut it out with my MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Dienamics with the largest die in the set. The MFT Stitched Basic Edges Dienamics made the bottom curved edge just that much more interesting of an element on the card. I used adhesive foam to pop up a couple of the images for dimension. Gluing on some sequins with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive finished the card.  The Rainbow Bright paper is from Sunny Studio.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

You're Owlsome, Teacher!

Hello There! Today I have a super cute Thank You Teacher card. With the kiddos just returning to school I wanted to give my daughter’s Special Education teacher a thank you card for to show our appreciation for everything she does for our Emily.

I used the Doodlebug Flea Market 6x6 paper pad. I stamp out the owl and tree branch from the Lawn Fawn So Owlsome stamp set that was just released recently. I stamped three branches on brown pattern paper from the pad, two owls in a teal polka paper and two owls on yellow wheat tone on tone pattern paper. I fussy cut and paper pieced the two owls, coloring their beaks in with an orange Copic marker. I used my black Memento marker to go along all of the edges to cover up my not-so-perfect fussy cutting.

I die cut a stitched circle out of pattern paper as well as a lacey circle. I layered these two circles on top of each other. Taking the three branches I arranged them to look like one tree, covering the seams with some leaves that I also fussy cut from a sheet of pattern paper. To finish off the card I layered one of the cut apart sentiments from the paper pad, notching the end into a fish tail. I attached a pumpkin paper clip, from Doodlebug, to the sentiment and now my card is done. I love how cute it turned out! Even though I fussy cut the images, they are so small that it really doesn’t take much time. Do you like to fussy cut?

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lots of Puppy and Kitty Cards

Hello, Today I am sharing a few more cards from the Scrapping for Less August Flavor of the Month Card Kit.  This month’s theme is all about the pets in our lives, specifically puppies and kitties.  
  I challenge myself each month to make as many cards as I can from the kit.  So far I’ve only knocked out Collections One and Three from the kit.  I hope to finish up Collections Two and Four later this week.  Stay tuned for those cards. 

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Room Decor Sign

Hello!  Happy Monday!
I was up first for the long awaited Sneak Peek week for the new August Flavor of the Month Card Kit from Scrapping for Less.  I think (nope, I know!) that you are going to go tail wagging wild for this new kit.
Who doesn’t love a cute, fluffy little kitty?  Or perhaps a happy. bumbling puppy?
Well, if you can’t get enough of those fat, chubby, smelly little puppy bellies like me, then this kit is right up your alley (Alley Cat)!

Today instead of a card I made a cute little 6x6 inch home décor sign to hang up in my 10 year old daughter’s room.  She loves anything puppies or kitties.

A dear friend of mine recently gave me these 6x6 plastic hanging frames that she had in her stash.  I’m pretty sure they’re discontinued, but you might be able to find something on eBay or in some of the Facebook selling groups.  Or better yet just use what you have with chipboard and cardstock and make your own.

I knew I wanted to use this particular collection for my sign, and the papers went perfectly with the exclusive Scrapping for Less stamp set. I used a card sketch from Operation Write Home that I knew I could easily convert to a 6x6 format. I just love their sketches, as they have all the measurements already done for you. Adding a bright yellow ribbon hanger was all it need to call it done.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Enjoy the Little Things

Hello, today I have a card I made from a past Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month Card Kit.  
The “Our Family” collection was part of the “Wild & Free” card kit from August 2017.  There are adorable images in this kit that were made exclusive for Scrapping for Less by one of our favorite companies, Pink & Main.  I stamped my owl on the pattern paper and also on white cardstock.  I fussy cut out the owl’s eyes and glued them on top of the owl that was stamped on the pattern paper.  I then adhered the owl to the burlap tag that was also included in the collection.  I thinly cut out some sentiments that were part of another piece of pattern paper, which I popped up on foam tape.  The paper flowers from the same collection added just enough sweetness to bring the whole design together.  The circle was die cut from the Gina K Designs Stitched Circle Die set.  

This adorable collection as well as the matching exclusive stamp set is available in the Scrapping for Less store under the Past Kits and Collections tab under the Flavor of the Month tab.  
Thanks so much visiting,

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Faith Family Farming Friends

Happy Saturday to ya’ll!  Today I have a sweet country card to share with you,   I really wanted to go back and revisit my Scrapping for Less May Flavor of the Month Card Kit that was titled “In the Countryside”.  I didn’t get the chance to fully explore my kit back in May, so I dug it out again.  This farm stamp is just the most precious stamp, it happily reminds me of my grandparent’s farm, where my mom grew up.  My mom is forever the country gal.  She loves everything about the old time vintage farm decorations from her era of growing up on a farm in the 50’s and 60’s.  I just knew I wanted to make her a card from this stamp set that was in the Banana Split level.

To start out I stamped the image on the MFT Kraft cardstock that was in the kit with my newly released Ground Expresso Distress Ink Oxide ink pad using my Tonic Tim Holtz Travelers Stamp Platform.  I then die cut the image out with my MFT In/Out Stitched Square cutting dies.  I chose a dark green check paper from the Tiny Check Collection Three pack and die cut that with my MFT Stitched A2 Rectangle Dies which I then layered onto a panel of MFT Black Licorice cardstock that was also in the kit.  I took the wide burlap “ribbon” and laid it over this panel, securely taping it down on the back.  After this, I popped the whole panel up on two layers of adhesive foam and attached it to my 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card base.

Next I layered the stamped image on more of the black cardstock and adhered it to the card with Score Tape and adhesive foam tape.  To further decorate the card I took a piece of hemp twine and colored it with the same Ground Expresso Distress Oxide ink by running the ink pad over the length of twine until it was completely covered.  I now had twine that matched the ink color of my image.  I tied the twine around the burlap section and knotted it.
I then took the green sequins from the same Collection 3 package and glued them down with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  While the glue was still wet and had seeped up through the hole in the sequin I placed a teeny tiny black gemstone in the center of each sequin.  I also adhered down three more black gemstones in the upper corner of the stamped image.
My card was now done.  I am very happy with how it turned out and I know my mom will love it.  I hope my card gives you inspiration to dig out your past kits, revisit them, and make them come to life again.  I know I plan to do it more often.
All of my supplies were purchased from Scrapping for Less.
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