Thursday, August 29, 2013

Paper Smooches Pep Rally!

Today's the day for Paper Smooches blog hop of new releases! Love her stuff! 
Start the hop here:

Monday, August 26, 2013

SAF:Closing Ceremonies

Such a fun weekend! Especially Saturday with all the girls (minus Chris-we missed you!) at Heather's house. I just love having them to chat with and get input from whole I'm stamping!
Thank you to everyone from PTI for all the work putting everything together and a BIG THANK YOU to Heatger and her family for hosting (especially her husband for cooking-yum!)!
Here's my final screen shot when I got back home.

Just made it back before midnight! :)
Hugs- Kelly
(Can't wait for next year!)

SAF: Gallon Quart Pint Kiddo sized!

So, of course my daughter Shelby had to play along while I finished up challenges back at home Sunday! She wanted to put her card up for the challenge as well, so here she is with her Halloween Tag (with a treat on the back!)
So cute! :)


SAF: Sweet Sugar Coated Embellishments

For my last SAF challenge I decided to use the "hello" that I had cut out from the salt challenge & sugar coat it!
For the dots, I just used the eraser on the end of a pencil stamped with inks.

I'm so excited that I actually did each challenge!

Hugs- Kelly

SAF: Limited Ingredient Challenge

So for this challenge there was a three color combo we could use as well as one  1" strip of a soft grey, so I decided to cut them all in 1" strips and use the birthday backgrounds. On the soft stone strip I also stamped the happy birthday in the darker smokey shadow ink.

Back in a sec to post my last challenge card!
Hugs- Kelly

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SAF: Whipping Up Scentsational Cards

I just love doing this technique and knew my kids would as well, so I decided to make a little lunchbox note with their favorite thing...chocolate!


SAF:Oven Fresh Accents

Since I had out my Halloween set, I continued with that theme and made some shrunken spiderwebs for Halloween Earrings for Shelby!
I need to pick up special findings for her so they're not wearable yet, but the cute little spiderwebs are ready to go!


SAF: Gallon, Quart, Pint

For this challenge I decided to do a Tag and break out a Halloween set because I cannot wait for Halloween! So, of course I used Black, orange, white!

I just love that little guy!

Hugs- Kelly

SAF:Sprinkle of Salt Techniques

For the salt technique I used regular Prang watercolor paints and course kosher salt. After my card front was finished and dry I die cut it before attaching with foam tape to a 5.25" square card base.

Hugs- Kelly

SAF: Mixing Mists to Match

For the misting challenge, I used a mask to mist a chevron pattern as well as misting a white Heidi Swapp butterfly to add on. 
I also colored some clear rhinestones with a copic marker to match.


PTI August Blog Hop!

Hello! Short break from posting SAF projects to post my blog hop project!
I chose the last color/sketch combo which has diagonal stripes and a neutral color palette.
Here's my finished card:

I used BB:Super Stripes for the stripes and Happy Hexagons for the sentiment and striped hexagon. To hold the twine in place I punched a tone half circle from the edge of my side and bottom where I wanted it to sit.
I'm just catching up on posting my SAF projects due to technical difficulties so stop back soon for those! :)

Hugs- Kelly

SAF-Rolled Dough Designs

For this challenge I used the featherlight clay just rolled out plain and left to dry overnight.
I took my piece of thin dry clay and die cut the triangles, than stamped with the coordinating stamps.

Before glueing my stamped die cuts to the card base I stamped & embossed the sentiment in white. To add a little bling, I colored some clear rhinestones with copics.
Off to post #4!

Hugs- Kelly

Saturday, August 24, 2013

SAF Tea Staining Techniques

I'm back with my second project of the day, tea staining techniques. For my project I used different felt colors which were tea dyed in black tea as well as crocheted ribbon that was dyed as well.
Here is my finished card:

I just love how these leaves for the turkey feathers look in all the soft colors!
I used the gobble gobble stamp to stamp the entire card front then cut melon berry for a banner to put my turkey on. The little felt heart on his chest just makes him even sweeter!
Off to challenge #3!

Hugs- Kelly

SAF Breakfast Bake & Take

I've got my first SAF card completed! Yay! :) The first challenge of the day was to choose one of the posted color combos and one of the sketches and go from there. I decided to use the Fancy Folk Art stamp set and these:
And here is my finished card:

I packed super light today so I don't have any embellishments with me besides some clear rhinestones so I dressed them up with copics to match the colors of the challenge. 
That large image is so fun to color and a perfect way to put all the colors from the challenge together!
For the sentiment, I just cut a strip of paper and folded and cut it for the banner.
Time to work on challenge #2! Stop by again soon!


Friday, August 23, 2013

Getting Ready for Stamp-a-Faire!

Soooo excited to play some stamps with the girls tomorrow! I'm heading to St.Cloud for our get together, about 1 hr and 45 min away from me, so I'm getting up early to get on the road!

Check back tomorrow for all our fun!
Hugs- Kelly