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
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

Friday, April 7, 2017

Happiness is Fishing Together

This layout was a sketch that I made as a challenge. Trying to find the sketch to add as well.
The Die is a Kaisercraft Net, from the Recollections gold cardstock, and then turned over for the dark craft color which matched perfectly. The fish stamp is from Stampin Up Angel fish which I cut up and inked to look more like a fresh water fish.  Twine was added. The "happiness" is a wooden word from Recollections. The cream ribbon is Snug hug, and the turquious is May Arts 1/4" grograin. The papers are from Ella & Viv Paper Company which is designed by Reminisce Inc.  All adeges are inked with Prima Teak brown ink. Dots along the edges are Ranger Distress stickles copper.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Baby Be Mine Congratulations Card

I'm in love with these adorable images from the new release from Kennedy Grace Creations called Baby Be Mine! This is the baby hippo and I think she's adorable!!!

     Sequins: Winter Mint    

 I made this card using the DoCrafts X-cut Vintage Doily in Neenah Bright white, with two circles from Spellbinders large circles die (2 3/8") and Marvy Circle punch (2 1/2") with different purple papers including (OLD) Making Memories Purple solid, and gingham stripe. Stamped with Memento London Fog and then colored with Copics. Copics used were: C1, V12, V15, BV00, BV0000, YR21, Y32, YG11, YG13, R00, B000, B0000. Ribbon was from May Arts Irridescent fushia. I am loving the three looped bow! The sequins were added last and am loving those little flower pieces and seed beads mixed in, to place across the card!! I wanted to make this card gender neutral and so I added a small border of stripes and "Congratulations" for that goal! Hope you enjoyed my card as much as I did making it!!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Blog Hop

Welcome, crafting and cardmaking friends!!! This is a Kennedy Grace Creations blog hop! We are debuting our newest 4"x 6" clear stamp set - Sweet Baby Mine! (PLUS- we have some new sequins to coordinate with this set, called Baby Blanket). Please hop along through to see out talented design teams creations!
BONUS GIVEAWAY TIME: hop through each person in the hop and leave comments on everyone's post. Randomly, we will have TWO winners - you have to comment on everyone's posts in order to be entered in the giveaway. Generic, one word comments will NOT count toward the giveaway. Must be genuine and kind. Winners will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Kennedy Grace Creations shop! Winners will be announced on the KCG blog on Friday April 7, 2017.
You should have arrived here from Meghan. After visiting this post, the next person on the hop is Cindy.

Michelle (START HERE, Owner of KGC) 
Beverly-<You are here>

For my card I chose the adorable lion image from Kennedy Grace Creations Sweet Baby Mine stamp set, and "It's a boy" sentiment stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Bright White cardstock and various Copic Sketch markers.

The plaid paper is from Bo Bunny and the mint dot is K&Co. The doily is die cut from DoCrafts X-cut vintage doily die, and the larger and smaller white circles are from Spellbinders Large Circle set. The colored pattern papers: Larger circle: Marvy 2.5", and Smaller: Fiskars 1.5" circle punches. The ribbon is May Arts Baby Blue Chevron.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Violets

  Hello, this is Beverly here to share my Sympathy card using Kenndy Grace Creations Grace's Little Note.

 Since Spring has arrived, I felt my card needed more of a bright feel to it so I colored the flowers as Aftican Violets with Copic Markers, and Prisma Pencils.  I did want to match Kathy Racoosin's Day 10 card sample of using distress inks on my background. I then fussy cut the flower and stems out, and tied it with a piece of burlap thread, as she had somewhat done. The Sequins are Kennedy Grace Creations Enchanted Evening. The sentiment is from the same set.
  To keep with the Spring feel of the card, I chose a floral design from Crate Paper. It matched the colors so well also.

Hope this brings sunshine in your life today,
                                           Beverly Jordan
                                           IG: @jordanbev5

Challenges I am entering are:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #160-Spring or Easter

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Julie Nutting "Mia" Paperdoll card

Well, another Spring birthday card and this one I used the Paper Smooches Happy Birthday die cut on the front of it! This is the "Mia" Julie Nutting Paper Doll and she is just so flirty and fun!! I added a K & Co. Lady Bug, and a Want2Scrap butterfly to show the Springtime feel! All the papers and tag are all Prima Marketing, with a small tag at the bottom from my stash. The cream bow is from Snug Hug seambinding, Trendy Twine in gold and white, collaged with 8 Prima Marketing blossoms, paper flowers, and tiny blossoms from my stash.
The doll is colored with my Copic Sketch Markers which were, skin: E000. E00. E21; hair: E53 and 2 Prismacolored pencils of orange, and brun.
I made this for a special friend, and for the Frilly and Funkie "Welcome Spring" challenge.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  For A Special Lady/Girl
Paper Sweeties Anything Goes

Kennedy Grace Creations Sweet Baby Mine Card

Today's post is to give a sneak peak at the upcoming Sweet Baby Mine stamp set that is coming at the end of the month.
   I was drawn to this adorable Giraffe and started coloring it with my Copic Markers. I cut a white doily, and circle cut the image. The background features a bright pink gingham to bring home the sentiment, "It's a Girl". The 3 loop pink bow tied and then added a cute white heart button to finish!

Stamp: Kennedy Grace Creations Sweet Baby Mine
Sequins: Kennedy Grace Creations Baby blanket
Copics: YG11, YG13, YR24, Y21, Y32, B0000, B000, BV0000, BV000, BG10, BG11, R00, C01.
Background Pink Gingham: Pink and Main's new 6x6 pad.
Doily: DoCrafts X-cut from Neenah Bright white.
Pink Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon February ribbon
Dies/punches: Spellbinders Standard Circle Large (used 2 of the dies), and Marvy large circle punch
Button: DoCrafts embellishment mix.
 Hope you enjoy today's card and it can be seen on Kennedy Grace Creations Blog as well.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: For A Special Lady/Girl

Julie Nutting Spring Card

Using my Julie Nutting Mindy stamp, I stamped with one Momento Tuxedo Black, and then colored in with Copic Markers. Colors used: BG70, BG72, BG75, E21, E00. E000, RV17. RV19, R21.
I made a card base with Prima Marketing pattern papers, and matching tag. The doily was cut from white cardstock from the DoCrafts X-cut Vintage doily die.  May Arts Lace 1.5 was folded several times and glued down onto the tag. I then layered several Prima Marketing flowers from Tales of Me and You collection. I punched hearts and glued pearl hearts to them. I wanted to have a floating heart in the middle of the flowers so fan folded a piece of 1/4" pink paper by 1 inch length. I adhered pearl hearts to all the pink paper hearts as well as the "spring" fold. It needed a bow so I used May Arts 1/4" Hot Pink Organza ribbon.
I actually made it for someone special's upcoming birthday and so tickled how it came out!!
Frilly and Funkie: Welcome Spring
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  For A Special Lady/Girl

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mixed Media using Ken Oliver's Colorburst

Today's post is one of my Mixed Media projects that I made for a friend. It is on a piece of wood panel from Zutter and is the front of a notebook yet to be made, like Lisa Hoel had done. I also took Lynne Forsythe's inspiration of using Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste through Tim Holtz's Hearts stencil then drying it and adding Ken Oliver's Gamboge Colorburst powder, then spritzing it with water.  But the first thing I did was to use Pan Pastels in red and yellow on a piece of Watercolor paper. This sentiment is Impression Obsession by Yvonne Blair's which was stamped with Versamark.  After I die cut the Sizzix Caged Bird onto a slick paptern paper I added Viva Crackle Paste, dried it and then after dry I again added Ken Oliver's Colorburst in Cerulean Blue, and then added the Gamboge again. The flower is Stampendous Lovely Garden Jumbo and die, stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, onto watercolor paper.  Sprinkled with Ken Oliver Colorburst in Scarlet amd Spritzed with water and layered a little more. The colors I used all were from Ken Oliver's Color Burst Rich Moroccan Shades and I love them!! The last step was taking the wood piece and Stayz On black ink onto the edges before glueing it down with Beacons 3 in One adhesive.
Well, that's all for me now! Enjoy!
I am linking it for
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #33-Sweet Inspirations
            You can see the hearts that I chose to use, and the yellow, blue and pink/scarlet colors.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Based on a book-It's the front cover an album.

Friday, February 24, 2017 Color Combo

I used a premade layout I had bought on that day, and then used Un-do to remove all the parts that didn't match with my theme such as the sandals, but left the map. I added the shopping bags via my Cricut Explore of course!!  All three bag shapes were from Mickey and Friends cartridge. I added the small flowers and BLACK bling to them to stay in the color combo. The tiles were cut from the Cricut Craft Room freebie! The papers were from my stash and the scallop was already cut. I made it a pocket and put journaling and "passport" we used for the day in it.
    I love it and can't believe we did this!! We did it all in ONE day!!! 437 miles!!!! Crazy!! Never again!! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Scrapbook Generation Layout Boston Freedom Trail

Using My Minds Eye Kate & Co. papers, I scraplifted from this Scrapbook Generation sketch and made this layout for some of my many Boston trip pics.  I added wood pieces I'd picked up from Michaels. I enjoy going by a sketch or scraplifting another's layout since it's like using a recipe and helps get our many photos onto beautiful layouts! Hope it helps you as well!
Challenges I'm entering it in:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Monday, February 20, 2017

House Mouse Bird Feeder and Lavender Spring Card

This is a card for my sister because her favorite color is purple or lavender so have made this specifically for her. Using the House Mouse Stamp Lavender Birdfeeder cling I received from Asia King she sent to me. Wasn't that sweet? I feel so lucky to have such sweet friends via the internet.  Here's the official stamp #426496 House Mouse. I stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, and the Copics were: C01, BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, V12, V115, YG11, YG06. And then highlighted with a White gel pen.
Die Cutting: Used Petite Large Square frame and 2 of the extra dies that come with the set.
The front panel was cut from Making Memories Purple pattern paper. I then folded a piece of 6.25"x 12" Lavender Bazzil for it's card making strength making sure that it would not cut across the fold, I die cut The large frame again. Cut out 2 white inserts for the image on the front, and the insert inside. Also, the flowers outside cut twice to layer and make the flower blossom. Cut the extra flower under the rose on the bow. Also, die cut "Happy Birthday" from Paper Smooches for the sentiment. Roses are from my stash. Cardstocks are Bazzill in lavender and green. 
Assembling: I layered the larger frame to the front panel of the die cut card shape, and threaded ribbon through all the holes all around. The bow is addition to that, made with three loops on each side. After coloring the House Mouse image with my Copics and keeping a lavender feel to the pic, I added white gel dots to each of the stems, birds, and mouse. The shadow is actually BV000, to stay on a true purple/lavender feel.  
Added lace to the edge of the colored panel and glued onto the large purple frame.
Added the die cut flower blossom, with Viva Gel drops to the flower centers. Stamp sentiment reads, "May your day be filled with Sunshine and flowers".
The Ribbon is May Arts 5/8" wide, sheer iridescent organza in Fuchsia.
Entering it in the following Challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ: February Challenge-Anything goes and include a handmade bow

This WON on House Mouse Challenge blog HERE
Thank you so much Stampendous for choosing my card!!