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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kind Words are Sweet Tones

Every month I make cards for some little ladies at church.  This month's theme was using kind words at home, so I cut up some loving little words and stuck them in a vellum Mason jar with a pretty pink gingham topper with a little doodling.  So simple but I had to make lots. 



Hugs,
Kathy

Saturday, August 27, 2016

It's a Good Day

I love this sweet little fairy from  A Day for Daisies.  I felt like some fussy cutting, so here is my card.  I was going to add some sequins and sparkles but sometimes it's good not to guild the lily....or daisy.  Hope you're having a great weekend!  Hugs, Kathy

























Sorry the photo is a bit wanky.  K

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hugs times 8 (or maybe 4)

Trying out a new tentacled Spellbinders In'spire die for a hugs card.  Bit of ink splattering, some seaweed stamping and clear sequins.  I gussied him up with some coarse gold embossing powder.  Can't decide if this octopus is playful or menacingly real looking.  Anyway, Crafty Cardmakers have a challenge where he is a perfect fit.


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 171 By or Under the Sea

Hugs and Happy Friday!
Kathy



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Carby Card

I never posted this silly card (inspired yet again by Pinterest posts) which I gave to the hubs for Father's Day this year.  He doesn't like cheese but I stuck some in there anyway for color.  I dug out my chalks to give the bun and chips a bit of toastiness.  If I had to do it again I would ix-nay the slanted banner sentiment and just stick the thing on straight.  Anyway, easy fun card and it works for the guys in our lives (unless of course they're vegetarians). Heheh.




I've got an inky mess of a project on my worktable at the moment. Hope it turns into something worthwhile! Hugs and happy hump day,
 Kathy

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Happy Tree

This sweet image from A Day for Daisies was my first attempt at actually trying to do a bit of water coloring.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and embossed in black.  The image is so adorable, my attempts to do it justice are lessened.  I'm practicing and having fun. So there.

























I thought I'd enter this in the August DLART challenge just for fun.

Hugs,
Kathy

Friday, August 19, 2016

Welcome to Wynn

Another family reason to celebrate.  My niece just had her first baby--an adorable baby boy they named Wynn.  Of course our family is all over the top excited about this new little fella.  Now another niece is about to deliver her first baby too.  So many blessings!

Card is inspired by Birgit (I'm a huge fan).  Mama Elephant image, some prismacolors and twine for a simple but sweet little card.  Have a great weekend!  Hugs, Kathy




Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pearls and Seam Binding

Quick story: I needed to send a birthday card out right away and decided to fit in a bit of diamond scoring accented with some of my millions of pearls, which is always a nice combo.  I had also just received a new Happy Birthday die from Paper Smooches I wanted to try out.  This is the rather disappointing result--the sentiment is too large and playful for this style of card and rather misplaced as well.  It's not terrible terrible though, and I couldn't toss out all that scoring and pearl gluing so I sent it on.  Hopefully, the recipient will appreciate the thought at least.  And that she doesn't read my blog (which I'm certain she does not).


Took hubby to the airport this morning at the crack of dawn for a trip to Seattle on biz, so Bella, my Yorkie and I have the house to ourselves for four days.  I'm not complaining. 


Here's to happy crafting,
Kathy