Friday, January 12, 2018

Fortunate Fresh Friday

Happy Friday Friends! Hope the new year is off to a great start for you.  Happy to be sharing more creations with you, I definitely want to create more this year and ultimately send out my cards. I decided to play along with the sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and I still have lots of new stamps sets from the 2018 Occasions Catalog that I have not inked up yet-GASP!  I know right! Gotta ink up those stamp sets as quickly as possible, in my case, when inspiration hits.
When I saw the stamp set Fortunate to Know You, I knew I wanted it right away.  Not only because I love Asian food but the sentiments are cute and I have lots of ideas on what to create with it!  Plus, did you know 2018 is the Year of the Dog! Yes, it is. Lots of good things in store for us. 
So, both of my cards may look similar, but the only difference is I watercolored the second card a little more. Card base is Real Red, cardstock is Early Espresso and Crumb Cake. I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. The Real Red Cotton Ribbon is retired but I have so  much of it, great way to use it! 


Not much difference but I like the sketch layout and it can work for so many cards. Make sure you check out the creations at Freshly Made Sketches and hope you play along with them as well.


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a Fortunate Friday! 

Until next time.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy 2018!

Hello Stampers! Happy New Year!  Can't believe it's already 2018. I definitely have some crafty goals for the new year, definitely creating more and sharing more.  If you're new to my blog, welcome!  I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. This was the second time I had signed up to be demo and I still love it! I've been a part of Di's Country INKers since 2010 and she is an amazing leader.  Every month, we have a different blog hop theme and this month, the theme is new items from the 2018 Occasions Catalog or the 2018 Sale-a-Bration catalog.


For my creations today, I'm featuring the Picture Perfect 6x6 Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.  Before you continue scrolling down to see the images, let me just share that my creations for the blog hop this month are simple.  I share that because sometimes, as a demo, I think that all my creations should be perfect and so detailed and sometimes that stresses me out. Which really, that doesn't matter, as long as you took the time to create something and share with it others, that's all that matters.  So, since I'm always needing birthday cards, I decided to make simple cards, and showcase the paper, which this DSP is perfect for.


The sentiment for this card above is from the Stamp Set Beautiful Day. I'll showcase another card with that set later.


The coordinating colors of the DSP are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party and Whisper White.


Isn't this card yummy!  Gotta love those sugar cookies and zero calories!  This sentiment is from the Lemon Zest stamp set. Love the photo and made it my focal point.


I instead decorated the inside of my card. I used the thick Whisper White cardstock as my base which works perfect for making several greeting cards.



Up next is my amazing friend Ellie! Can't wait to see what she creates!




If you get lost, don't worry, below are all the links to our blogs!  Stop by and share the love.


Wishing you all the best for 2018!  May have a very crafty year. Thanks for stopping by. 

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Friday, December 1, 2017

December Blog Hop

Hello Stampers and Friends!  Wow, it has been a long time since I've shared with you any new creations, so sorry about that. At least we are ending with a bang!  So glad to be participating in this blog hop with my fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, which we are all part of Diana Gibbs's Country INKers team.  The theme this month is Christmas and New Years!  If you are just getting here, you just arrived from Mary's blog, wasn't her creation beautiful!


I used the stamp set called Christmas Sweaters from the 2017 Holiday Mini Catalog. Did you know that there is a National Ugly Christmas Sweater day? Yup, it's coming up, it'll be on Friday, December 15, 2017. But this stamp set is far from ugly, I think. The images are so cute! What about you, do you have an ugly sweater that you use during the holiday season? 


The stamp set with the cactus and the snowman made from sand and the sun burst, reminds of home-Arizona! Although I have't tried making a snowman out of sand yet...nor put lights on a cactus, although it does look pretty. 


This set is perfect for coloring. I used the watercolor pencils and the watercolor brushes. 


Up next is Nita! Can't wait to see what amazing creations she has in store for us!  


If you get lost, don't worry, below are the links to everyone's blog.

Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com (You are here) 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Holidays and all the best for a great holiday season. Until next time. 

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Monday, August 14, 2017

New Holiday Catalog Bundle

Hello Stampers! Hope your weekend is going well. I spent some time creating using a new bundle from the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalog. The bundle is called Seasonal Chums and it comes with coordinating framelits.  So cute.


I was inspired by the sketch over at the Paper Craft Crew, haven't had a chance to play with them in a long time so I was happy I still had time to play along. Check them out if you can.


This was my second creation with this set, the cute little snowman. I was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Another fun blog challenge to play along with, check them out too! 



Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week. 


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Friday

Hello Friends. Today is Frida Kahlo's birthday! She was born on July 6, 1907. She is an amazing artist and was well ahead of her time.  In her honor I created a birthday card, using the technique for a pop-up with alphabet dies. Took me a while to get this technique down and I love the way it turned out.  Can't wait to do it again.




Thanks for stopping by today. Have an awesome day.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lemon Zest

Happy Tuesday Stampers!  Hope your week is going well. Playing along with another fun blog challenge this week, this time, the Match the Sketch challenge. Another fun bundle from the new Stampin' Up! catalog is the Lemon Zest bundle, which comes with a coordinating punch. It comes in wood-mount or clear mount. The sentiments are so cute!  Plus, I love lemons and limes, I put both in just about everything! Any how, make sure you check the creations from the Designers over at Match the Sketch, lots of inspiration.




My color combinations are Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, and Melon Mambo. Nice bold colors, hence why I decided to keep my card simple and let the colors pop out. Cool tip, the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits perfectly cuts out the round shape and gives it a nice detail. I stamped the limes onto Shimmery White card stock. The white banner is from the June Paper Pumpkin 2017 kit. The Melom Mambo DSP is from the retire Pop of Pink DSP collection.  Somehow I've used up all my Melom Mambo card stock, it is one of my favorite colors. Anyhow, can't wait to keep inking up this stamp set, got lots of ideas for it. 


Thanks for stopping by, hope the rest of your week goes well! Until next time! 


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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Watts Up!

Hello Stampers! Hope your weekend is going well. It's only the second of July, but I'm catching up sharing with you all my excitement for the new Stampin' Up! Catalog. So many new amazing stamp sets and accessories. One of thew new sets I like is called Watts of Occasions, so cute and many possibilities. It's available in wood and clear mount.



I came across the Paper Craft Crew Challenge and I really like their challenges.  Two of their sketches really inspired me to create and ink up the Watts of Occasions stamp set. While I didn't link up my creations to their blog in time, a great sketch always inspires. I've been practicing my watercoloring and this stamp set is great for that. 


Base of my card is Rose Red card stock, layered with Basic Black and Whisper White. I inked up the background stamp from You've Got This in Powder Pink, a new InColor. The oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits is cut out in Fresh Fig, another new InColor. I colored in the light bulb in Powder Pink and Berry Burst and on top of it, with some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in clear. The Love sentiment is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. Love it when different accessories and stamp sets can be combined for a unique creation. 


Great sketches right! The second sketch also inspired me to create using the Watts of Occasions set. 


The base of this card is Crushed Curry cardstock, layered with Basic Black and Whisper White. Used the same stamp sets with these cards. Colors are Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. Used a few retired items, the Melon Mambo DSP and the washi tape. 


 The base of this card is Flirty Flamingo and also layer with Basic Black and Whisper White. Colors are Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Fresh Fig.


I'll be creating other samples with this stamp set and sharing them with you. Hope you like them. Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great Sunday. 

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