Friday, July 31, 2015

Hugs and Hello with Tag, You're It! #27

This summer is going by so fast!  I thought July just started and here we are at the end of it.  Where did it go?!  Well, one great thing about this last day of July is that we get to start a new challenge at Tag, You're It! 

I was so inspired by this week's inspiration project by Anja Curvers!  I think I CASEd almost every single element of her card:
Here's Anja's inspiration:
How fun is that!  Now that's one turtle who is ready to party!

I stamped a sweet little elephant from WPlus9 Unforgettable stamp set to mimic Anja's happy turtle. He was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  The flowers are from Serendipity Stamp's Summer Flower Pops, also colored with Copics, and cut out four times in different sizes, layered together, and fluffed up.  Thin strips of black cs create the stems.  The little tag on the flowers reflects Anja's small tag that also says, "hello."  My background was dry embossed with a Lifestyle Crafts Classic folder, holding to a similar graphic background pattern found in Anja's stenciled leaves.  I lightly blended HA Soft Stone shadow ink over the top of the texture.  The main tag was white heat embossed with x's and o's from PTI's Big Hugs stamp set and ink blended using DI Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, and Worn Lipstick.  The main sentiment is also from PTI's Big Hugs stamps and dies.  "Sending" was white heat embossed on black cs, and "hugs" was die cut from a scrap of cardstock (brand unknown).  The bottom corners of the background panel were rounded similar to the bottom shape of Anja's card.  Black textured twine completes the top of the tag.
Whether it's a tag, or a tag on a card, I hope you get a chance to play along with Tag, You're It!

Thanks for coming over to visit.  Have a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne

Friday, July 17, 2015

Colorful Inspiration

I am sorry for the sparse postings this summer.  As I've said before, I am helping my mom go through the process of down sizing, but then she ended up in the hospital with pneumonia.  She's out now and thankfully her house sold, but now I need to move her to the apartment.  We just finished the kitchen yesterday and we're on to some closets.  My mom has been a quilter and crafter forever, so you know those closets are all very full!

I decided to take a morning off, and what better therapy than stamping!  Virginia Lu has a challenge going on Virginia's View called 100% Stamping.  I spent my morning doing just that.  I got my inspiration from a scarf and a stamp given to me by a very dear friend:
Here's the beautiful scarf, and the stamp is that cute little Scottie dog.

Stamps: Scottie Dog from Crafty Stamps, PTI Background Basics: Super Stripes, PTI Scripted,
Die: PTI Scripted
Ink: PTI Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal, Royal Velvet
Cardstock: Orange Zest, Royal Velvet
Rhinestones: Recollections
Marker:  Zig Writer in Teal
White embossing powder: Zing
I used both the MISTI and a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me stamp straight.

Not much time left, but still time to play at Virginia's View:
Thanks so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a great day!

Kara Lynne

Monday, July 6, 2015

I've Been CASEd by Kelly!

Today I am so excited to tell you that Kelly Latevola of You & Your Big Dreams is featuring me in her series:

I have known Kelly for as long as I've been blogging.  She is so encouraging, and fun!  I love to read her posts and see what's going on in her hectic life.  She always has a story to tell.  Then, I scroll down for a colorful, fascinating treat!  She pours so much love and creativity into each one of her projects, they are a feast for the eyes!

Thank you, Kelly, for CASEing me, and for your genuine friendship, it means so much to me!

Thanks, everyone, for visiting today, I hope you will visit Kelly to see what she created!

Kara Lynne

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tag, You're It! Challenge #25

Yesterday, on my blog, I announced that I was invited to join the Tag, You're it! design team.  I also mentioned that it is an honor to work along side these amazing ladies.  Here's a prime example:

I loved Erin's ink blending and wonderfully balanced design.  I CASEd Erin's design using a single balloon instead of her flower, confetti rather than sequins, and embossed streamers where she had writing.  The balloon string winds down to give a nod to Erin's lower right swirl. 
After I took the pictures, I thought the balloon looked rather flat, even though it is cupped a bit and raised with foam.  Here it is later with the balloon covered in Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents: 
Then, of course, the camera wouldn't cooperate because of the shine!

I used PTI's Hooray Stamp Set for the streamers and the sentiment.  The background is Impression Obsession's Textural Dots.  I heat embossed all of the stamped images using Zing Aqua, Mustard, and Apricot embossing powder.  The main panel was ink blended with PTI's Hawaiian Shores.  I made the balloon out of PTI Orange Zest cs using the Silhouette.  I created a circle and then double clicked for point editing, and pulled the bottom downward a bit.  I then created a triangle and merged them together.  The white "glare" is from a Gelly Roll pen.  The confetti was punched out of PTI cs: Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, and Harvest Gold with a tiny hole puncher.  The satin ribbon was salvaged from pajama packaging.

I hope you get a chance to play along with Tag, You're IT! for challenge #25.  It would be so much fun to see you there!

Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy News!

I have BIG BIG NEWS today!  The lovely people at Tag, You're It! Challenge Blog invited me to join their design team!  I am so beside myself with excitement, I can hardly believe it!  It is truly an honor to work along side these amazing ladies.  Tomorrow begins a new challenge, and I hope you'll join in on the fun!
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Thanks for coming to visit today and sharing in my happy news!

Kara Lynne