Monday, May 21, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge# 34 - Embossing

Hello!!  It is time for another fun challenge over at Lawnscaping!  This time it is all about embossing.  First, let me say, I am obsessed with Instagram - and I thought it would be a cute idea to turn the polaroid from Lawn Fawn's "Say Cheese" into an Instagram camera.  So - I did a few things by hand ( which is amazing within itself - I can't draw to save my life).  I first drew the colorful Instagram lines on the camera.  Then, I made my own mini polaroid.  This may have been done before - I am not sure, but I think its so stinkin' cute!!

I created a "love bird" scene with the birds from "Gnome Sweet Gnome", added the tiny little heart from " Plus One" and my sentiment comes from "Grand Greetings".  I did two types of embossing.  I did dry embossing, but with a twist.  I inked up my tiny hearts embossing folder with "Love Letter" Memento Ink, and then dry embossed my card stock.  I heat embossed both my camera, and my little birdies.  For dimension, I added pop dots to both my camera/polaroid, and my sentiment.  I hope you all think its as cute as I do!!  

Crafty Smiles!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

RAK from Sharon :o)

Hi all!  I wasn't expecting to make a post today - but I wanted to share with all of you my first RAK from Sharon Martinelli ( smscrapper ).  I wasn't expecting do receive anything from her at all.  I know I should do a video showing all the stuff here in detail - but honestly - don't have time for a video right now, and I wanted to acknowledge Sharon the day I received it - SO - Sharon!!!  Thank you girl so much for all the nice goodies!!  I love all the trims, and such you've sent me.  I don't buy trims and little flowers like this on my own - so its neat to be able to see what I can do with these!  You're card is gorgeous!!  So much detail!!  I'm in awe!!!!  I appreciate you thinking of me so much!!  You've made my day!!!

You're awesome and I thank you so much for thinking of  me!!!  I love it all!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Flying By....

Hi Friends - I'm on a roll - can't stop me now... **grin**  Back to share with you a card I finished for a challenge going on over at Paper Smooches - a Card stock challenge..  Make a card using nothing but card stock - no patterned paper. Sometimes that is harder for me than anything, because I {heart} my 6 x 6 paper pads - and I've got enough to last me for a lifetime.

 I am also submitting this into the latest Lawnscaping Challenge.  So -  this was another fun challenge for me.  I just made my scene with PS set "Metropolis".  I know at times I have a "lead foot" - so I "ran" with the idea of this cute lil car speeding down the road.  He's got good intentions though - he's speeding to make it into this challenges and saying "hi" at the same time!  HAHA.


I used not only this PS set - I used a couple of Lawn Fawn sets - like " Flying by" for part of the sentiment, and " You've Got Mail"  - the wavy lines to represent the car speeding by.  :o)  The "Hi" sentiment comes from PS "Word Up".  

Have a great day everyone!
- Kari

CFC# 51 - Happy Birthday!

Monday, Monday...I'm actually enjoying Monday today as I am on vacation, and free to be crafty a little bit more this week than usual.  This morning, I wanted to share my card for this week's CAS-ual Friday Challenge.  Over at the blog, they are celebrating their 1st birthday.  So - its all about making birthday cards!!

Who doesn't love getting a birthday card - and to me birthday cards are suppose to be colorful!  Since its CAS-ual Friday's birthday, I wanted to incorporate the logo's birthday colors - blue and yellow.  I love this embossing folder!  And - I thought the sentiment went well with the occasion.  It comes from Stampology.  I stamped my balloons from one of my Fiskars stamp sets ( sorry, I don't have the name on this set).  

So - Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays!!  Here to many more happy birthdays and fun challenges. :o)

Have a great day, everyone!
- Kari

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Rainy Day Challenge - Lily Pad Cards/SSS

Hi Friends - **This is my second post today - **

I'm getting all of my challenge submissions done today - and this time I am back with the latest SSS challenge over at Lily Pad Cards.  Make a card representing rain, or rain related.  I got out my "Ain't Love Grand" hostess set from SU!.  It has this cute umbrella image in it.  I wanted to do a emboss resist technique, and I did that with the water drop from the Lawn Fawn set " Plus One".  The Distress Inks I used were Tumbled Glass, and Chipped Sapphire.

My sentiment also comes from Lawn Fawn - but from the set " On the Mend".  You can't really tell in the photo, but I added some glaze gel pen to the water puddles.  I finished off the card with some Twinery Twine.  If I was feeling down or blue - getting this card would perk up my spirits for sure.  :o)

- Kari

ABNH- Topsy Turvy Challenge#3

Good Sunday afternoon!!  I am sharing with all of you today my first submission to ABNH ( A Blog Named Hero) for the Topsy Turvy Challenge.  Use a sentiment as something other than a sentiment.  So - I was looking through all of my Hero Arts stamp sets - and saw a rainbow - and it clicked in my head!!  Make a rainbow using different sentiments!!  This was so much fun to create!!  I love color - and rainbows!!

So I took sentiments from these Hero Arts sets - "Sky's the Limit", and "Friends".  All my inks are Memento ink colors.  I love Memento as you all know!  When I got the the bottom of my rainbow - I didn't have a sentiment that was short enough to curve around to finish off the rainbow - so  I saw the "moon" image on the "Sky's the Limit" set - and though perfect!!  

This was a fun challenge!  I look forward to all the creativity that comes out of this one!!  Everyone get crafty and see what you can do with it!!  :o)

** On a side note** - I am on vacation all this week from work - and I'm so happy to have the time off to enjoy some crafty time, and just the break in general!  

Take Care!!

- Kari

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

CFC # 2 - April Showers.....

Hello everyone!  Hope everybody's week is going smoothly!  I wanted to pop in real quick, and share with all of you my second  submission to this week's CAS-ual Friday Challenge.  I got inspired today by seeing one of my very first cards I ever made!!  I have an embossing folder that I haven't used in a VERY long time, and had  the idea today to use it on another submission.  As I mentioned in my first post - the "theme" is to made a CAS card inspired by trees or flowers since we are celebrating Spring time!  So - I got home - and I thought it would be pretty cool to do "color embossing" ( that is what I call it at least).

All of my inks are my much loved Memento Inks - Lulu Lavender, Dandelion, Summer Sky and Angel Pink.  To add a bit of color to my embossed flower, I took my Copic Markers G05, and FYG2.  I added a pink gem in the middle of the flower to finish it off.   It turned out so cool!!  I feel it represents Spring, don't you!!  

Take Care!!
- Kari