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


Friday, August 25, 2017

My Minds Eye Layout



My Minds Eye Layout is using their fine papers: Kate & Co. Oxford Lane. This layout originally designed by Sophia who taught this class at Scrapbook Expo a few years ago. I changed it slightly and included the 3D stickers, and my Cricut Explore with Martha Stewart Season's Celebration Cake cartridge to cut the Happy Anniversary title.
Enjoy!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Summertime Sunflower



I'm up on Kennedy Grace Creations blog today so come over and say "hi".
   This is one of my summetime favorites, the beautiful Beautiful Bloom, Sunflower. I loved coloring it with my Copic Sketch Markers in the following: Y32, Y35, Y38 E37, E39, E59, YG11, YG13,YG17.
 I fortunately have "distressed" seam binding in the perfect celery green. It actually has brown edges and is old and I thought it would be a perfect compliment to the earthy sunflower.
It's always nice to send "happy mail" that is handmade to friends to let them know how special they are to you!! Hope you are having a delightful summer, yourselves! Enjoy!!
Challenges I am entering it in are:
Stamping sensations: August Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Gina K Sympathy card



    Unfortunately, we are having a few too many funerals so needed another card for a beloved co-worker.  Here's my latest one: Using some Teresa Collins Damask papers from years ago, I came up with this fabulous gatefold card. It was actually a die cut envelope to start with but I was drawn to the beauty of the paper and changed it to making this card.
  Embellishments are Prima Marketing red flowers, layered and Nuvo Crystal drops in white were added to the centers; 2 small Melissa Francis resin embellishments, and this wonderful die cut from white cardstock, layered twice. I centered it on the opening and glued it down on one side. The sentiment inside is from Stampin' Up and I hand wrote the rest. Hope you enjoy it.
  I entered it in a contest at my recent Scraptique Scrapbook Retreat and it won 2nd place!!! I was super excited!!!
Here are challenges I am entering it in:
Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Sentiment #507
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #296-297 Anything goes #154

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Krazy Kreations Rainy Day Card

Krazy Kreations is a fabulous company that design and manufacter their own outline stickers. These are the cards I created after receiving this fabulous kit that a friend had received from a Scrapbook Expo Make And Take crop. The kit included the Krazy Kreations Micro Fine white glitter paper that I used as the base of each image, and then used my Copic Sketch Markers to color. I love the idea of adding the little flowers to the already adorable little umbrellas and then shading all of them. Such fun!! The tag was 3 layers and so I matched the colors I used with that turquoise and yellow, as well as the dark blue of the background paper. The colors I chose were: B24, B32, Y35, C1, C3, C5.
Here's the Rainy Days Outline Sticker. I really suggest you try their products and also use Copics on their Glitter paper!! The possibilities are as endless as the amount of Copic colors you own.
Tip: Burnish the edges of the stickers into the Micro fine glitter paper as best you can not lay down too much ink onto the paper because it will run into the next area. Example, the little yellow flowers should be colored first so that the blue covers any run over of the yellow because of this issue. Hope that makes sense.
Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge #294-#295

Friday, August 4, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Time To Blossom Card

                                    Today I'm sharing a card I made for a sick friend of mine:


                 Today's post is using the same products as before but with a different sketch:
So many times I go blank when I am wanting to make a quick card for someone special. Sketches for cards seems to help me get my mojo in gear and make something so remarkable because of getting my creative juices flowing!! Today's post is using Kennedy Grace Creations Time To Blossom Stamp set, which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink in my Misti tool. Using my Cricut to make a fun shape, and mat, I cut the cute little bracket. The Get well sentiment is from Grace's Little Note Stamp set and fit perfectly!!

For coloring I used the following Copic Sketch Markers: RV04, RV11, RV21, YG06, YG93, YG 95.

 I chose the Pink Passion sequins and even added one small seed bead to the sentiment bracket. Love these mixes just for that reason!

The Papers are Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring, Giselle pattern papers, and deep plum dimpled cartdstock by Bazzill.


I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today so stop by and say "hi"!
Beverly
Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #294-295

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Creative Imaginations Beach Cottage Layout




 Added Faber-Castell Texture paste in Pearl with the The Crafter'sWorkshop Chicken Wire stencil.
All this is about is fussy cutting these amazing images out and popping them up off the page!! Gorgeous mermaid, shells, anchor and waves! Adding the sparkle with Stickles throughout the layout, and then the added the Faber Castell Texture paste in Pearl with the TCM Chicken Wire.  Then I added some clearsnap Marigold ink to match the color on the mats around the pic. I also cut the photos down to be 6x3.5 inches and then put a 1/8th inch mat around each. The title letters are October Afternoon Cupcake sticker.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Using Sketches for Inspiration





I love Scrapbook.com for inspiration and a fun community that supports each other. As such, this month I participated in their Card Sketch challenges of 5 different sketches and they inspired me to work with just a few changes and concentrate on using my stamps as much as I could.  Sometimes more is not more. It becomes a distraction instead.
  Kept it simple by using most of the same products: Kennedy Grace Creations stamps; Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring collection Giselle; Pink Bazzill in different shades; a vintage piece; and my Cricut Explore to cut special pieces to stamp the sentiments.
Here are the sketches:

Challenges:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Prima Marketing Best Friends layout




This is for a Scrapbook.com July Monthly sketch challenge. This is Sketch #3.
This is the Prima Marketing collection called Steel Toe Mary Jane collection from 2007!! I love these papers and continue to use my scraps which makes such fun projects! I inked the edges in Memento tuxedo black ink to match the dark pictures.The lace, flowers, title and chipboard are all Prima Marketing as well.
Challenges I am entering:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-You've got the Edge- I used black ink around the hexagons.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything goes
Victorine Stamps-Used the Graphic below:
I used the Hexagon shapes seen in the graphic on the left side, colors and the black ink as well.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #168-Anything goes

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Grace's Little Note Card





I'm on the Kennedy Grace Creations Blog again today, and am featuring the Grace's Little Note Stamp. I used the sketch below to frame the beautiful flowers.

  I cut the Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring collection paper called Giselle, to an A2 size of 5.5x4.25 inches. I die cut a scallop out and then after coloring the flower, die cut that Neenah Bright white cardstock out with a circle die by Spellbinders. I felt the large print gingham ribbon matched well with the feel of the card to match. I used Crystal Laquer to glue down all the fine pieces but used Scrappy red Tape for the ribbon. Also used Pink Passion Sequins for the extra loving touch in opposite corners. I took close ups of the upper righthand corner to show you the fine detail of these gorgeous sequins! Do you see the translucent heart shape in the middle of the grouping? It looks white in one direction and a darker pink in another. Love that about these mixes!! Different shapes, beads and sizes of the sequins is great but their translucent quality is marvelous!
To make the stamped image, I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp in my Misti tool, and Copic Sketch Markers in the following colors: RV04, RV11, RV21, YG11, YG93, YG95.

Hoping you will pop over the Kennedy Grace Creations blog and share the love there as well!!
Enjoy,
Beverly
Entered in the following challenges:
Scrapbook.com Card sketch challenge #2
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #292-293-Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday July 2017 Add Sparkle-I added sequins
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #168-Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations-July Anything with flowers


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Quick Quotes Savannah Layout





Using my Cricut Explore  I enjoyed making this wonderful two page layout of a Father and Son trip to Savannah.
To make this banner, I used the Cricut cartridge called Blackletter. By choosing the same color for the Titlewords as well as the top piece of the banner. After hitting CUT, the different mats appear. When the exact mat with the letters appear, hit the "Edit" button, and arrange the letters in order along the banner, centering them, and leaving space between each as well as turning them slightly with the curve of the banner itself. Leave them, and hit DONE. The mat then is inserted and the letters were cut as you see now. I then used them on the addition page. My problem was that the center negative pieces were all kept except for the ones for "S" so it looks slightly wrong.
The papers I used were from Quick Quotes as well as a Black, Burgundy and cream pieces of cardstock.
Hope you enjoy the masculine layouts.
Challenges I am entering:
Scrapbook.com July Monthly sketch challenge
Word Art Wednesday-#292-293 Challenge-Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp-You've got the edge-Framed edges in black cardstock.
Simon Says Stamp-Wed. Challenge-We're seeing stars-Star at upper edge