Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Grace's Little Note Card

 Today's post is using the Kennedy Grace Creations Grace's Little Note.  So many images are great to compliment another larger image, but today I am going to use this often overlooked one, to make a simple card. One that have intended for a dear friend. 
  First, I loved how fast and easy it was to use this particular image to make a square card, or even to use it to frame another image. I used my MISTI tool to align the stamp for this 4 1/2 inch square center piece, and then just fliped it for each side, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. The sentiment was from the Time to Blossom stamp set. It is a sweet and thoughtful card and I plan on making more. Great to send to friends far and near. The Sequins were Enchanted Evening which is a collection of  sparkly sequins, stars, seed beads in green tones, and gold, and was the perfect compliment of to the violet colors. 
Here are the Copic Sketch markers I used: YG06, YG11, YG13, V12, V15, V17, 0. 
  Once colored I chose a complementary violet-purple cardstock to bring out more of the deeper violet colors in the flowers. The white paper used for the image and card base are Nenah Bright White #110 pound paper. I added the ribbon to soften the card and bring a feminine touch to it. 
  A card with these pretty flowers and this sweet and thoughtful sentiment is perfect for so many occasions and will delight whomever receives it. For this reason, I plan on making many more of them. Hope you enjoy it as well.
                                                 Yours truly,
                                                        Beverly Jordan

Saturday, May 13, 2017

House Mouse Umbrella Shade Relaxation

Today, I am using one of my favorite little Stampendous House Mouse Umbrella Shade stamp (SKU #: HMCP47).
Here are my supplies:
Copics: Umbrella: YR14, YR16, YR18, E21. Mouse: E00, R20, E21, E23, E33, E53. Sand: E50, E21, E33. Shell:  YR14, YR16, E21, RV21. Glass: C01, BG70. Lemonade: Y08, Y11, Y13. Clouds and Ice: B0000.
I handcut a "sky" piece and shaded with a Copics B0000 Sketch Marker. I don't know if you noticed, but I made my sweet little mouse with a bit of sunburn. I also put the paper fringe as if he is sitting at the water's edge. Hope you enjoy my interpretation of "Summertime" as a fun day of relaxing under an umbrella at the beach.
Papers: My Minds Eye Kaleidoscope Brave; Bright White Neenah 110#; Turquious cardstock.
Dies: Jullian Vance stitched rectangle nested dies.
Extras: Paper fringe by Melissa Frances, dyed with Glimmer Mist ocean; and "Sun" Puffy by Ki Memories.    

House Mouse & Friends Challenge #240: Summertime
Word Art WednesdayChallenge #282-283-Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Going Dotty
Marker Pop Color Challenge
Simon Says Work It Wednesday May-Show Sunshine

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Baby Girl Card

Kennedy Grace Creations card today is using their adorable lion from Sweet Baby Mine Stamp set. Loved making this for an upcoming baby girl's birthday! Love how adorably it came out!! Such a versatile stamp set for so many children's cards whether for a baby shower, birthday, or baby announcements. Great fun in coloring these adorable images, too!  

Here's my supplies: Copic Sketch markers: R20, RV21, RV11, B000, BG10, BG11,BG15,Y21,Y32, YR31, YG11, YG13; Pink gingham Making Memories; Pink Bazzill cardstock; Really Reasonable Ribbon from March's monthly kit; Petaloo Botanica Blossoms; Scrapbook Adhesive tape runner and Ultra strong adhesive; Spellbinders Nestled large circles; Marvey circle punch large.
Hope you enjoy the card and make sure to come over to my blog too!!
See my post on Kennedy Grace Creations Blog, too.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #162-Put a bow on it
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #280-281

Sunday, April 30, 2017

House Mouse Flower Arranging Card

The image is Stampendous House Mouse Flower Arranging cling stamp that I won from March's HMCB, and am thrilled with it!! Here is my card for this month's challenge.
I used my Kuretake watercolor palette of 12 colors which meant some mixing so as to have certain shades. Really fun to play with watercolors again!! It has been some time because of loving my Copic Markers so much!!
Supplies: Neenah 110 lb., Kuretake watercolor kit, Water brushes, Memento tuxedo black ink, Jullian Vance nesting stitched rectangles, Prima Flowers Tales of you, Fushia tulle from Hobby Lobby, Beacons 3 in 1, Scrapbook Adhesives Glue Dots, and Tape runner, Hug Snug white seam binding.
Also entering the following challenges:
Marker Pop Watercolor Challenge #118-People or Animal/Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
House Mouse FMC Challenge #239 -Stop and smell the flowers
Frilly and Funkie: Put on the Inking Cap

Monday, April 24, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Vintage Tea card for Mother's Day

  I am delighted to be a designer for Kennedy Grace Creations and am here today for a card I made with the Vintage Tea Cup stamp set. I just love using this set! It is so fun to decide what colors I am going to make the china!! This was to match with the papers from Graphic 45 that include tea images so went with the blues and pinks. Can you image if you could just find sky blue china to have coffee or tea in?! That would be wonderful!! 
   I have only one mother left, my mother-in-law. She loves to have her coffee and tea, so that is what I thought about when I made this card for her. My husband loved how it turned out, as well. Hope it delights you as much as it did us. 
Directions: Layering the card front with Medium Blue vellum, and the Graphic 45 Botanical tea pattern papers so that the blue peaked out on either side. Stamped and die cut all images and then fussy cut them all out. I always use my MISTI now and do multiple images to have ahead!! ;)  Then I matched my Copic marker colors with that of the Botanical Tea's. Using the dual colors of each, I shaded to have it look like the light was from above. I die cut the doily out of sparkle vellum and glued it and the tea pot down to the top papers. I added pop squares behind the tea cup, and placed it adjacent to the pot. Added the other die cut and bow to add balance to the bottom.
Supplies: Kennedy Grace Creations Vintage Tea Cup stamp set; X-cut Vintage heart doily; Copic Markers: B95, B21, RV21, RV02. Sparkle vellum; Medium Blue vellum; Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Sweet Chamomile; Die cut "Mom" from my stash;  Memento Tuxedo black ink pad; Neenah Bright White cardstock; MISTI; Fiskars scissors.
Kennedy Grace Creations Blog post.
Coffee Loving Card Maker's CASEing DT
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #162 - Put a Bow on it Theme As well as, RRR Challenge #163-Mother's Day
Simon Says: Showers and/or Flowers
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #278-279 - Anything Goes

Friday, April 14, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Thanks a Bunch

Today's post is my Kennedy Grace Creations card using the Time to Blossom (flower) and (sentiment). Sequins are their Enchanted Evening.
  The image is stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic sketch markers. I used the following: YG63, YG67, BG75,C01, R20, R24, R27. Papers are from Deja' View Wedding Romance (floral), and DCWV (pink scallop paper). I used a Cuttlebug die for the scallop frame. The rose is from Monamegabby.
Rubbernecker Stamp Challenge #7: April Showers bring May Flowers
Paper Sweeties April Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Authentique Easter Cards

                         This is the card that was made for the Authentique April 2017 Challenge.

Love these adorable unique Easter images from Authentique's 2016 scrapbook papers. The background paper is actually is their baby papers. The ribbons are SnugHug seambinding in the baby blue and pink. Cardstock is Bazzill in baby blue, and pink as well. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.
Happy Easter!!
Frilly and Funkie: April Showers