Quickie Grad Card & a fond farewell to KennyKStamps

I had a request for a last minute graduation card last week, and this was what I made her. I already knew the perfect image for it, “Graduation Girl” by KennyK the young lady in question looks just like her. So I grabbed that… and a few more * whistles innocently. Hey Cmon.. the store is closing … and they are such a deal… and I had a few spare bucks in my paypal…. How could I NOT go shop the closing down sale and grab as many as I could before they are gone?? what am I .. crazy, me an lil man love our KennyK’s ??? LOL

Ok so here it is.. it’s a super simple card Image was print and cut on the Cricut, then colored with Chameleon pens and a detailer.  Mounted on a panel of this cute Preschool type paper with apples and math  on it… and mounted on a simple top fold card.  The inside had a  simple sentiment and  a money pocket added..and I used these fab foiled star and balloon stickers that I have in my stash from Walmart that I got on clearance.  Absolutely love those foiled stickers, so useful.  I added a few more balloons and stars to the edge of the envelope.


Be sure to drop over and check out the fab closing down sale and Facebook party over at KennyK stamps…

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Unity Stamps… just a little teenie weenie haul…

 Quick peek at some of the fun things  coming up on the blog   for the end  of Feb/March

..and probably April…. LOL

.. ok ok I have been a bit bad this month… but heh… I had a dry year last year for crafty goodness ….and I am making up for it.. well was..I am now on a self imposed crafty goodness ban till late april.. lol.

But here is my Unity haul from a recent sale, plus I won a sweatshirt from them on one of the Facebook Live sessions..and that arrived  too.  Now these may not all be on sale still, but Unity have great sales promotions all the time… so if you see something you like, just add it to a wish list, and next time they have sales.. check and see what is on sale from your wish list.

First Love, First Hero

Dream of Being

Warm inside

Scattered Pieces

Trio of Beauty

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There is a new sale going on this week, plus new bundle kits and deals… check em out  🙂

If you are on Facebook, try and catch one of the Unity Stamp Co Facebook Live sessions.. fun demos and tutorials with the girls and some fab giveaways  during the Live feed too.

Kit & Clowder September Create & Learn-boys boys boys!

Once again Alyce Keegan has pulled off another fab set of  Create & Learn classes… this time we have one for the boys.  Although, as always the techniques learnt can be used with ANY image to create some fabulous backgrounds.

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AND to make things even better, this month there is a free class for  student.. a fab  class on  coloring wood.  Be sure to check the Create & Learn classes this month.

 

kc_bonus_class..and of course you can join the “Clowdies”  over on the Kit & Clowder Facebook Group for social, sharing, advice, support and …..general craziness… come on over!!!

KenyK New Releases are Spooktacular

Check out the Brand New Releases from KennyK today….

LOVE LOVE LOVE these…. be sure to check out club KennyK too for the latest challenge and a chance to win more Fab KennyK digis.   I was lucky enough to win last time with my “Elfie Stick” card …. so come on over and have some fun at Club KennyK 

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“Bride of Frankie” Halloween digi stamp

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“Spell Caster Digi Stamp Set” Halloween digi stamps 

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“Book of Spells” Halloween digi stamp

If Star Wars was written by a woman…..

Not everyone is a big fan of circus’s and clowns.. or bad humor.  BUT you had to have one or the other… and this is me and my blog so if you are a regular visitor you will know I  like to put a different twist on images sometimes.  I don’t always use things in the way they were intended… and that’s ok.  The great thing about art and crafting is  we all have our own spin on things, our own sense of humor and our own set of friends..crazy or otherwise.

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The original is colored with a mix of Chameleon, Zig Kurecolor and Ranger distress pens then imported and reprinted with the sentiment.  She will be “abandoned” with a forever stamp for someone to find and mail on, or keep.

If you want to make postcards, be sure to check your Post Office website to make sure you are within the guidelines they issue.  Here they have very specific min and max sized and weight of cards for postcard mailings. I shall pop a quick spray of clear coat over the top to protect the card face and  then she is good to go on her merry way, wherever she may roam.

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She is the Freebie over at Scrapper’s Delights Progressive Friday Freebie Challenge, so go grab a copy and join in the fun and show us your take on “Tipsy Turvy”

…and check out  the Scrapper’s Delights Blog Challenge too for a chance to enter and win even more fab digis.

 

Challenges entered:

doodlepantryblog

cardsgalorechallenges.

http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Friday Freebie roundup quickie

Here are a few of the freebies currently up for grabs this weekend….   more to come over the weekend hopefully 🙂  I’ve been sick, so playing catch up this weekend.

BugabooStamps have this cute lil guy “Crab Flower” as the current Friday Freebiebugaboocrabflower

 

Cute As A Button have this  fab image available for participants in the Facebook Progressive Challenge which runs till August 30th.
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Scrapper’s Delights have this fun  Mummy image for the current Friday Freebie on their Facebook Progressive Challenge

 

 

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If you are new to Bloobel Stamps, check out this fun freebie and  all the other fun characters in the store…   then go join in on the brand new “Bloobel Creative Design Laboratory”.  You can check out the details of this new, fun Card Challenge concept over at the Bloobel Creative Blog and Facebook Group
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I’ll pop a few more up throughout the weekend…. as I find them.. enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Egypt Pop Out Stepper Birthday Card

I decided against a Halloween themed card for this image …and went for something totally different.  The  “twist” was to do a pop out, or stepped card and I just happened to have a cut file for step cards that I had picked up last year from Rae Carr on Craftsuprint.  It needed a little modification to fit in with my Egyptian theme… but the file was exactly what I needed for this.

The front of the card is very unassuming, all the action is on the  inside.  This was one of my supersized cards… the card base and stepped insert were cut from 11×17 card..so  this resulted in a hefty 8.5×11 card…. Kewl !!!

The front was a printed 8.5×11 sheet that I colored with  a mix of Chameleon and Zig Kurecolor pens..and a touch of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink pens.  The edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads.  Very “rustic” coloring to keep in the ancient theme. The background was dry inked ( fat brush and inkpads)  for a worn and weathered look.
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The inside stepper was cut to form a pyramid shape and was also dry inked to give a sandstone type look to it.  The lettering was done using  My favorite things, Die-namics Bottlecap dies. The palm trees were from another Scrapper’s Delights  collection and worked perfectly for this project.

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I just cut the pyramid shape out of the palm image, so that it wasn’t bulky behind the pyramid.  The sky was also dry inked using Craft Smart ink pads.  The base was printed on white card and cut to fit the pyramid stepper base.

….so there we have it.. a quick, fun, old age humor card

 Supplies used:

11×17  110lb Neenah Index card for base and  stepper insert
8.5×11 regular inkjet paper for the cover image
Recollections card in muted tones for the lettering
8.5×11 110lb index card for the Birthday sentiment

Inside images printed on 8.5 x 11 110lb index card

Mummy – The Mummy
Palm Trees –  Jungle Palms

Colored with:

Chameleon pens

Zig Kurecolor ( full color range)

Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Pens

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Stepped Pop out Cut file by Rae Carr modified to make a pyramid.


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This was cut on my Cricut Explore, but comes in a variety of formats to suit various machines.

 

 

 

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The Mummy Image used is the current Scrapper’s Delights Fan Group Progressive Challenge Freebie Friday available for free as part of the Progressive Challenge on Facebook and also in the store at 50% off for anyone who doesn’t qualify for the free image, but wants to participate.

 

Scrapper’s Delights Blog Challenge too, for even more chances to ….and of course you can also enter in the win.

Challenges entered:

digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot

cardsgalorechallenges.

worldwideopendesignteamchallenge

thepapernestdollschallenge

 

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KennyK new releases… haha LOVE Elfie Selfie !!

The August 15th New Release from KennyK is another total winner… LOVE these.  A Christmas theme featuring 3 new stamps….Elfie Selfie, Santa Christmas Dance, and Santa Baby!

I have been….  and still am a bit under the weather, so when one of the DT cards popped up in my Facebook feed with Elfie Selfie I was like huh? I don’t remember this one before, I know I couldn’t have missed this one…. and then it hit me….it’s the 15th…. that can mean only one thing  NEW STAMPS !!!
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Available as a bundle, or individually…. check out the New Releases.  And of course….  that also means  the new challenge is up  over at Club Kenny Facebook Group.. be sure to check out the fab DT projects and entries for that too.

 

 

Don’t forget to grab your August Newswletter Subscriber Freebie too… “Rock Chick”
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Cute As A Button – Name Game!!

Wanna win these two cute new images ?.. hop on over to the Cute As A Button Facebook Group and enter your suggestions for a chance to name and win these two new digital stamps.
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“It’s NAME GAME time! Two CHANCES to win! Name the attached images. I will choose a winner on the 20th! YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:

1. Name the images WITHIN THIS POST; and
2. JOIN our blog…cuteasabuttonchallenge blogspot ;
and
3. SHARE this post (copy and paste to your page) on your FB page or on your blog.”



Cute manga style magnet

I was playing around with my magnetic sheet from CraftingAbility again…  this one was die cut using a dual stitched set. Only the frame is magnetic, keeping it lightweight and economical.  I used the center portion on another project which I posted a few days ago. You may have read about the possibility of grab bags coming available… and this would be perfect for these kind of projects.

She may end up being another “abandoned art” project… we shall see 🙂

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Image – Scrapper’s Delights Sakura 1
Printed on Georgia Pacific110lb Index card
Colored with a mix of Chameleon, Zig Kurecolor  and some Marvy detailer.
Hearts are  punched from SEI red velvet paper
Adhesives used are  Kuretake Photo tape  and a white glue
Front panel was a scrap cut of Grafix Dura-Lar acetate
Magnetic Frame   –  magnetic sheet by ImageAbility available at Ziggyboard.com
Dual Stitched dies  by Lil’Inker Designs

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This is the current image for the Progressive Challenge… grab yours and come join us 🙂

Scrapper’s Delights Facebook Group

Scrapper’s Delights Store

Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog

 

 

Challenges entered:

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thesistersofcraft.blogspot

yourscrapbookplace.blogspot

digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot

 

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