Monday, July 15, 2019

Misty Meets Flo, Mo, and Bo

A no-line color scene today using Purple Onion Designs stamps illustrated by Stacey Yacula:


I turned these three chicks into ducks by enlarging their beaks and webbing their feet.  I didn't think they would fare too well in the pond as chickens - lol!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs Misty, Flo Mo & Bo, 2 Cornfields, Farm Horizon
Ink:  Memento Desert Sand, Summer Sky, New Sprout, Dandelion
Copics:  E11,13,17,19,21,23,27,30,31,33,34,35,42,44,47,49,Y11,13,15, YR20,21, BG70,72, YG91,93,C00,0,1,2,3,4, G12,14,29,40,43, R24,29,59
Prisacolor Pencils: Dark Brown, Dark Umber, Burnt Ochre, Chocolate, 90% Cool Grey, Sienna Brown, Kelly Green, Apple Green, Orange, Jasmine, Sand, Yellow Ochre, Yellowed Orange


Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a joyful day!
Kara

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #18: Garden

Do you garden?  Sadly, I don't.  I maintain the yard, but that's not the same.  I can, however, make cards with a garden theme, and that is just what we're asking this month at the Twofer Card Challenge.  My garden item of choice is a pea and pod from Lawn Fawn's Be Hap-pea.
The baby card was stamped in Memento New Sprout and colored with Copics.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves.  The top word was curved.
This birthday card was also stamped with Memento New Sprout and colored with Copics.  The faces and sentiment were stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves.  The by-line of the sentiment was selectively stamped from different stamp sets.

Our busy teammate, Loll, is stepping down from the role as designer, but thankfully, remaining with us as blog administrator.  We are happy to welcome Cat from Cat Luvs Paper as our newest design team member!  I hope you will join us this month and bring the garden into your craft area by joining us at the Twofer Card Challenge.  Please head over there to see some great inspiration from our guest designers Kathy (My Aspirations) and Robyn (Waterlily Cards), and the design team!
Supplies:
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Be Hap-pea, Screen Time, Simply Sentiments, Harold's ABCs
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Lacy Borders
Copics:  Peas/Pods:  YG00,01,03,05,06,11,21,23,25, G05,07,14, Hats: B00,02,05, R20,22,24,27, Y13,15,17,38, YR68
Paper:  Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid: Spring, Cilantro CS
Ink: Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves

Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you have a great day!
Kara

Friday, July 5, 2019

Tag, You're It! #91 Summer Fruits

Time again for a new challenge over at Tag, You're It!  This time it's summer fruits.  My friend, Marybeth chose our theme, which made me smile because she lives in the same area of California where my great great uncle owned an orange grove back at the turn of the last century.  I have a whole box of letters between him and my great grandfather, who stayed in Wisconsin.  Most of the news was about agriculture, weather, and politics - they were men. 

Our family loves to pick blueberries, strawberries, and cherries.  Well, as a mom, I like to think everybody enjoys it.  Perhaps they still do it just to humor me.  Anyway, We (or I) like to go up to Door County and pick tart cherries.  They are great in smoothies, and cobbler, but best of all is when my husband makes his own maraschino cherries!  They're so good, and taste nothing like the ones in the store.

I cut the cherries out on the Silhouette and colored them with Copics.  The little die cut tag was ink blended with Distress ink and spritzed with water over the white heat embossed sentiment.


What's your favorite summer fruit?  I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.  You can find the details and much more inspiration from the team over at the Tag, You're It blog.  Here's our delicious inspiration:
Supplies:
Stamps:  MFT Stay Cool
Dies:  MFT Tiny Tags, PTI Circle Tag
Copics:  R30,32,35,37,39,81,83,85,89, YG06,61,63, G12,14,17
Ink: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, VersaMark
Other:  Kaisercraft Tea Party patterned paper, SSS white fine detail embossing powder, Signo white gel pen, Michael's twine

Thank you for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!
Kara

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Fireworks at Dusk

Back at the fairgrounds again today.  This time to watch the fireworks!  The sun has set and dusk has begun.  Time to celebrate like crazy!

The background and fireworks were stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed, and watercolored with Distress inks on Bristol smooth card stock.  The panel was adhered to the card base.  A white card stock panel was die cut to create a square window.  It was popped up on foam adhesive to create a shaker.  The sentiment was stamped with two different colors of Catherine Pooler ink and matted on navy card stock cut to match the label die cut.

I created a video to show how I watercolored the background.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel:


Supplies:
Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs Carnival Background, Fireworks, Celebrate Like Crazy
Dies:  Spellbinder Labels - modified, MFT Square Double Stitched Frame
Ink:  Distress Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, VersaMark, Catherine Pooler Juniper Mist, Flirty Fuchsia
Other:  SSS fine detail white embossing powder, Michael's brand sequins and seed beads

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!
Kara

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A Guest Appearance for Lawn Fawn!

I'm excited to share the news today that Lawn Fawn asked me to do a guest video!


The post is HERE, and the YouTube Video is HERE.  I hope you will take a look, and thank you for watching!  Supplies are listed on the Lawn Fawn blog post.

Have a great day!
Kara

Monday, July 1, 2019

Say What, Fox?

A little birthday humor today with reference to the song that begs the question, "What does the fox say?" 


Stamped on the inside:
Translation:  Happy Birthday!

I created a video to show how I made this card.  You can watch it here or on YouTube:


Supplies:
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Say What, Pets, Critter Chatter: Pets, On the Beach, Simply Sentiments, A Little Sparkle
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Pop-up, Little Picket Fence Border, Outside In Stitched Speech Bubbles, Say What, Pets Coordinating Dies
Other:  Lawn Fawn 6x6 Paper Spring Fling and Knit Picky, LF Jet Black ink, LF Glue Tube, LF 12" Ruler, MISTI, Tombow Mono Tape Runner, Copic Markers

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!
Kara

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Twelve Kits of Occasions: June Edition

It's time to say good-bye to June with a big parade of cards as a send-off.  The Twelve Kits of Occasions was hosted by Birgit this month, and she gave us a kit full of gorgeous papers, fun images, and wonderful diecuts so we could have some "Summer Fun"!  Yes, that is the name of the kit, and now I am ready for all sorts of summer birthdays and activities.  Thank you, Birgit!

Starting with this little sweetheart!  I'm thinking that her favorite color is pink...
This penguin must be visiting Alaska and embracing the 4th of July celebration!
Birgit included the most beautiful set of summer patterned papers in this kit.  I fussy cut one of them and wrapped it around a stitched scallop rectangle of another.
These fruit slices that Birgit sent really put a smile on my face!
I love the pinks and greens for these watermelon papers.
This blue bird was so much fun to color.  I thought he went great with the worn worn grain paper.
This card was my take on Florida living.  Definitely not Wisconsin living!  I dream of being a snow bird.  I added a little Copic shading to the stamped images.
These pudgy little penguins are adorable!
This bird was cut out of another patterned paper.  He's the perfect focal point on this wreath.
I love these retro VW bugs so I created two simple birthday cards for some bug lovers I know.


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If you got down this far, thank you for viewing!  Thanks, Birgit, for this kit full of summer fun!
All of the supplies in the kit are listed on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog.  Extra items I used are as follows:

Dies:
Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Fancy Scallop Rectangle Stackables, Sunrise Backdrop, Happy Birthday Border, MFT Rounded Stitched Square Frames, Cheers, Double Stitched Square Frame, Smile, Scalloped Rectangles, SSS You, ME Hello, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle stax, Newton's Nook Framework, Catherine Pooler Lattice Frame

Ink:
DI Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Orange Marmalade, Old Paper, Copics

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a great day!
Kara