Thursday, September 26, 2013

Foxy Fall card

My card for the current CAS-ology and CAS-ual Fridays challenges.

Stamp set, Patterned Papers and Sequins: Into the Woods Collection (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

Muse for Babies

Here's a quick card inspired by this week's Muse card.  I needed a gender-neutral baby card, so I used reds and blues and took the horizontal background image from the inspiration card and put the little elephant tag on top.  I used my Cameo to cut the elephant.

Here's the lovely card by the Monday Muse, Karen M.

Also linking up at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where this week Anything Goes.

Thanks for looking, and keep it crafty!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Retro Sketches #82 and Dynamic Duos #71

Here's a card for this week's Retro Sketches and Dynamic Duos challenges:

The inspiration photos:

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Easy Halloween Banner

Today I made a super cute and easy to make Halloween banner.  Thanks to my BFF and fellow crafty lady Erica who arranged a fun class and helped us put these together today.  It was a fun morning and I was pleasantly surprised at how easily this came together.  Here's my version:

This was created with Stampin' Up's Build a Banner & Halloween Simply Created Accessory kits.  I added a few random embellishments I had in my stash and voila!  

And I have pennants left over for future projects, hooray!  Thanks Erica!  Love you tons!

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

I {Heart} Fall

Here's a card inspired by this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge:

The sketch:

Also playing at this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge:

And the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the stamp set and patterned papers and embossing powder I used are all available from the Simon Says Stamp store.

Stamp Set: Into the Woods (Lawn Fawn)
Patterned Paper: Happy Harvest 6x6 pad (Doodlebug)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Embellishments: Button (SU), Mustard embossing powder (Zing) Enamel Dots (My Mind's Eye)

I also want to share a card I made for a monthly local card exchange I'm a part of.  Someone chooses a sketch and color combo and this month it was Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana.  Loving this new stamp set!

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!


Friday, September 13, 2013

One Layer Card for Colour Q and Pinspired

So... I've had a realization of sorts about my cardmaking style.  I guess I'm just a real simple (boring?) cardmaker at heart.  Starting this blog has really challenged me to push myself and I find that the more elements to a challenge the more difficult time I have.  5 colors? gah! 4 colors? *sweat sweat*  OK I'll give it a try...  I have to remind myself that nothing is fun if it's always EASY.  So here's my card for Colour Q.  This site has amazing color palettes every week and every week I run away scared!  This time I managed something:

The Rich Razzleberry hearts and sentiment here look almost black, but alas, they aren't...promise! Here's the color palette:

I found a new challenge site, called Pinspired Challenges.  Inspired by Pinterest, because who isn't?

Because of the quilt in the inspiration photo, I knew I wanted to incorporate a stitched element.  So I hung my little banners from some stitched lines.  This card didn't start as a one-layer card, so below is my first attempt.  I couldn't really decide which was better, but since I rarely do a one-layer card I decided to feature that one.  

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals, Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up!), Stazon
Stamp set: Card Exchanging Friends (Simon Says Stamp)
Cardstock: Marshmallow (Bazzill), Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)

Retro Sketches #80 and Simon Says...Emboss It!

Here's a card I made using this week's sketch at Retro Sketches.

I used my Distress embossing powder for the sentiment.  It's a bit out of my comfort zone because I usually like a really sharp embossed image, but it worked for the old and yellowed (kinda spooky) look I was going for.

I also used something I've never tried before called Flower Soft in "Autumn" to mimic piles of fall leaves on the bottom of the card.

The sketch:

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!


UPDATE: Hooray! This card was chosen as the Retro Sketches ROCKstar!  How cool is that?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Birthday Note Cards

Here's a set of 4 note cards for this week's Friday Mashup Challenge.  The challenge was to create set of 3x3 note cards, or a project with washi tape.  I decided to "mash it up" and do both.

I used the tiny attacher staples and yellow pearl pen to make the candles.

I got the idea for these washi tape cakes from a card my husband made.  He is so sweet, he and our daughter will raid my craft space and make the best cards for me, I love them!  I've been waiting to use this idea for months.

Not bad for a non-crafty husband and a 3 year old, eh?

Also playing at Seize the Birthday.

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend!  Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Safe Travels

Here's my card for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge:

The sketch:

Congratulations to all the new DT members at CTS!  All the cards look amazing!

Thanks for stopping by, keep it crafty!

~Katie :)

Muse #33 and Freshly Made Sketches #102

Today's card:

This card was inspired by this week's gorgeous card at Muse combined with this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Laurie's card reminded me how much I love pink and navy blue together.  I decided to use the colors and the anchor element from her card, and I think this sentiment is perfect because a good friendship is like an anchor to what's really important during the times when the "seas" of your life may be rough.  I have a few of those people in my life, they know who they are!

This weeks Monday Muse card by Laurie Willison

Thanks as always to everyone on these sites for the amazing inspiration!  Keep it crafty :)


Stamp set: Happy Every Day (Simon Says Stamp)
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals,Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals (SU)
Misc: cut file "4 Travel Icons" (Silhouette Online Store), Midnight Muse stitched ribbon (SU),
Shaped safety pin (Basic Gray)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

retro sketches #79

Here's a card for this week's challenge at Retro Sketches.

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

~ Katie 

Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Weather Vane, Malted Milk (Jenni Bowlin)
Patterned papers and matching brad: My Mind's Eye Collectable "Unforgettable" 6x6 pad
Stamp set: Heyday Sentiments (Studio Calico)
Misc: Tiny attacher (Tim Holtz), Owl Punch (SU)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hey ladies!

Hey ladieeees! {Get funky}

Here's a card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week.

Who would've guessed that someone over at CAS-ual Fridays loves the Beastie Boys too?  This weeks challenge {to use both kraft and text} is inspired by some of their lyrics.

I had a few different ideas for how to use text in this challenge {because using kraft comes very easily to me, no worries there!} before I remembered some papers I had stashed that are actual pages from vintage books.  Perfect for making this easy punch flower!

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  We took the Little Muffin to the Portland Zoo. Her favorite animals were the giraffes, unfortunately they aren't part of the petting zoo portion, maybe someday!

Photo of me taking taking pics of Ansley.  Classic scrapbooking mom move:
Must. Document.

Ansley making friends with a goat. {Nailed it!}

Thanks for looking, keep it krafty!

~Katie :)