Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pinkfresh Studio Pink Florals Card





I loved using the new Pinkfresh Studio Say it with Florals stamp and their coordinating die!! After seeing the gorgeous set, I grabbed it up!! I chose to match the pink parchment paper with different inks from Simon Says Stamp Hybrid cube inks and Mommy Lehey in the Jelly Bean set. So pretty in PINK!! It was paramount to use my MISTI tool to have each stamp lined up with the die cut patterns on the paper.  There are 3 sizes of flowers and three layers per flower. One other layer is used for the "white" flower.  For the leaves, I only used the Mommy Lehey Leafy green ink and didn't do any extra layering which is also included in the stamp set.
  I loved the way it came out and have made more since! Love adding the little pearls in the centers to add some dimension! My friend loved it and I loved how pretty it came out!! Will be trying different inks to see how they look with it too. Great stationary gift idea, as well as, having extra "thank you's" for the holiday hosts and gift givers!
Other supplies include:
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Neenah Bright White in 110 lb paper
Fiskars 12 inch trimmer
Bone folder
Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Snow White #265

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tis the Season to Make Christmas Cards

Don't these colors just ooooze Christmas?
                          Using Kennedy Grace Creations November's Mood Board I made my card.

Taking my Neenah 110 lb paper cut at 4.25 by 5.5 inches, I put it through my Xyron Creative Station to put adhesive completely on one side of the thick cardstock. I started with Cosmic Shimmer Egyptian Gold Gilding Flakes, picking up some of the deeper golds, and red flakes to make it match the gorgeous mood board above.  As you can see in my picture, I put some of the silver flakes aside and added all reminding flakes back into the jar. Once the flakes were covering the entire piece, I began smoothing and buffing the front with a Swifter Sweeper Dry Sweeping cloth. I cut one sheet in half to make it easier to use. I buffed it all out being careful to not push down too hard but only used a buffing motion until I got the shiney piece you see now.


  I stamped the Kennedy Grace Creations Grace's Little Note bouquet onto the same Neenah cardstock. Copics I used were the deeper reds: R59, R39, and a touch of RV19, as well as YG97, YG95, YG93. Fussy cutting the flower out, I then used my Xyron to add the adhesive again to the back.

For the front sentiment, I liked using Paper Smooches Merry Christmas die.  I cut it in two colors of white, and a deep red. I then adhered both layers together and added both the flower bouquet and the sentiment to the front. I added Wink of Stella in Glitter Gloss to add more sparkle! Viola! Simple and yet stunning to see in person!



I loved using the gilding to bring a festive feel to my holiday greeting card. Hope this inspires you to try some of the products I showcased today and thank you for visiting my blog!
Yours truly,
Beverly
You can find this post on Kennedy Grace Creations Blog for today!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Doggy Sympathy Card




My dear girlfriend just lost her second doggy this past week. The first died earlier this summer.I It is so hard when our precious fur babies pass!! They are so precious to us! I felt so bad for her and had to share by sending this little sympathy card for her and her family. Hoping this card brings them comfort in knowing others care as well.
Details:
Mama Elephant Puppy Dog Dies & Clear Stamp Set, SC0785 By Hampton Art
Distress Ink in Broken China with Distress tool to spread color over white cardstock
Paper Smooches (adorable) Scripty Clouds
Copics to color and shade.
It was a Beagle and I matched the colors exactly as much as I could.
Entered in the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge#306-307 Anything Goes

Friday, October 27, 2017

Spellbinders Mystical Scripture Card




In light of this time of year, I wanted to do something inspiring a sense of mystery and fascination as well addressing how I fear the future in today's times. Here is what I came up with.
Using my Spellbinders Mystical die set which is so beautiful alone, I matched it with old Basic Grey Curio prints and the new stamp set from Kennedy Grace Creations Inspirational Verses. I really loved the verse, "Fear Not".  Such an important part of having faith that God is in control despite what evil men are doing.  I hope it gives you comfort as it did me.
You can view more of the Kennedy Grace Creations inspiration on their blog where you can see this post, HERE.
Entered in the following:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Monochrome
Simon Says stamp: Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #306-307 Anything Goes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lovely Layout


Today's post is of a portrait photo using the American Crafts Hazelwood collection. I used Hazelwood One Canoe Two paper and fussy cut for just the right amount of flowers and leaves to match up with the picture.  The "Lovely" title is one of the chipboard elements, and the mat is a patterned paper of the collection, as well. I will eventually make the second layout to match, using the rest of the flower page, and the other photos. Just thought this was so lovely, I would post it as a stand alone. Enjoy!!
Challenges:
Simon Says stamp: Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes#557
WordArt Wednesday Anything Goes #306-307

Friday, October 13, 2017

With Loving Kindness Card




For today's card, I am using Kennedy Grace Creations Kindness Medley stamp set and Autumn Blessing Sequins Mix from their Fall 2017 releases.
First I stamped the flowers from the set and colored it in with my Copics in the following colors: YR04, Y35, YG06, YG13, V15, V17, C1, C3.  I chose colors that would match with this month's mood board!! So yummy!!
Other supplies include: Rectangle stitched dies, the curve die is from stash as well. Embossing powder: American Crafts Brand Zing Metallic finish Copper used with Versa Mark ink pad, and two way glue. Black cardstock and Neenah Bright White. Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
I hope you join us over on Kennedy Grace Creations Blog to see more inspiration using the October 2017 Mood Board! 
Here is my post on their blog HERE
Challenges I also entered:
Stamping Sensations: October Autumn Glory

Friday, September 29, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations 2017 Fall Release

                    Good Morning Crafty Friends and Welcome to Kennedy Grace Creations September Blog Hop!
We are so happy you have stopped by and joined us for this very special event!



     Our newest release of Stamp and Sequins is now live and available for purchase in the store!

                                            Here is what I have created for you






We will be giving away a prize package to one lucky winner.

         


All you have to do is join us for hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will hop along to see what our talented designers have made using the Stamps and Sequins from our September release.
Your next stop is the lovely and talented:
But just incase you miss some one along the way I have included the entire hop for you!

                                                                                  Donna
                     Beverly-You are here


Thank you for stopping by today! 

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                                   On my sample I used the new Kindness Medley stamp set,
Look at all these luscious colors!!
These are two of the new Kennendy Grace Creations 2017 Fall releases. 
Other supplies: MISTI, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, American Crafts Zing metallic copper embossing powder, Versamark ink pad, Daisy D's Halloween Plaid papers (yes I still have old stash), Deep Plum seam binding, Scrapbook Adhesive 3L, Copic Sketch markers in the following colors: B0000, Y35, YR04, YR18, V17, BV08, YG13, YG21.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Sympathy card



Hi, I'm over on Kennedy Grace Creations blog today and am using Beautiful Bloom, Sweet Rose stamp set. Don't you just love that big blossom!!! I used a Gina K die cut of Sympathy in white, overlaid to express the sentiment.
 As for the details, this is actually a card I had made in the past that had no sentiment at all and then right at the time of us having Hurricne Irma, my girlfriend's father died at age 92!! He had had a rich, long life and it was truly a beautiful homecoming service. So I needed a card right away and used this one with the Sympathy laid over the beautiful rose. She loved it! Inside the card, I added "Sending Prayers" sentiment AND a NEW Bible verse that will be coming out this week in our newest stamp releases. Am so excited about this!! It is always nice to put a verse on the left inside page of my cards for a sweet message in addition to a sentiment. Hope you play along with us this week in our New Release Blog Hop. More information to follow,

Other Supplies: I kept it simple by using old papers found in my stash, Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring collection called Giselle; Pink Bazzill in 2 different pink shades, and white smooth paper; Memento Tuxedo Black ink stamped on Neenah Bright white; Copic Sketch markers:  RV04, RV11, RV21, YG06, YG93, YG 95,C01, C03, 0. Jullian Vance stitched rectangles;  Fiskars 12 trimmer with I blade; and of course, the Gina K die cut of Sympathy in this gorgeous cursive script. 

Challenges:
#thedailymarker30day
Stamping Sensations September Challenge

The Card Concept #78: Pastel Party

Word Art Wednesday #300-301 Anything Goes



Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Card

                                       

                                        

Using my new Paper Smooches stamp and die, I made this card from fall papers in my stash. Hope you enjoy it!
Challenges:
2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop-#fallclh

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Get Well Card


Beverly here for my day!
Well, this Hurricane Irma has me all mixed up down here in Orlando, FL!! I don't know what day it is! LOL!! Have had it good with electricity, wifi, and less damage than other hurricanes!! Am feeling so blessed! 
And so here is my card using the wonderful Kennedy Grace Creations Grace's Little Note stamp set colored with my Copic markers. Made it simple. Also stamped the sentiment onto green cardstock to lay over the flowers. Trimmed and adhered.
Other supplies: Crate Paper Close Knit 6x6 pad which has a vintage feel; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Colorbox Roan Brown with dabber for distressing edges of papers; Fiskars 12 inch straight cutter and scissors; Bazzill yellow to match; Strathmore premade card base; Scotch 3L tape runner.
Hope you enjoy your day and I will get back to my yard work! The bigger the trees and yard, the more to pick up!! 
All family members in Florida are fairing well and no houses demolished. Feeling very blessed!
Sharing my card on Kennedy Grace Creations Blog today.
Challenges:
#Thedailymarkerchallenge: another day of coloring.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

Monday, September 4, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Elegant Card

Today is my Kennedy Grace Creations day to show off their gorgeous stamps!!  

Today I am using Graces little Note stamp set and Iced Berries Sequins. I chose the colors of Peach and dark Turquoise. Using my Copics sketch markers I colored the petals with R00 first, adding the darker color of R22 at the center of each flower. Then using R20 in strokes going away from the darker color toward the edges of each petal, gives the petals a realistic look. Straight strokes and then lifting up flowing away from the darker color. Following the same method with the following colors for the leaves using YG11, YG63, and BG09. Then using BG70 and second touch color of BG75 for shading around the whole image.  I like to stay with the blues for shading instead of the grays sometimes. 
The whole card just came together so easily but I didn't have ribbon so used R22 to color Seam Binding to match perfectly.
  I didn't have the right shade of ribbon so using Copic R22, and white seam binding, I colored it to match perfectly.

Other supplies included: MISTI, Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spellbinders die with gold Recollections paper as well as their Blue metallic paper; Copic coloring paper was Neenah Bright White 110 lb.; Scrapbook Adhesives 3L tape runner and Crystal lacquer to adhere the sequins where I wanted; Fiskars 12 inch cutter and scissors.


Challenges:
Am also playing along with Kathy Racoosin's #thedailymarkerchallenge of coloring every day. It is so fun and relaxing!!!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: STamp it-#7
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes-#564
Word Art Wednesday #298-299-Anything Goes-#127
Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping Challenge-Anything Goes-#8
Just Keep on Creating-Sept Challenge-Anything Goes-#32
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Anything Goes-#44
DL Art-September Challenge Anything Goes-#35
Really Reasonable Ribbon-Challenge #171 is Anything Goes with Ribbon.#50