Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ink Blending and Happy Kites

Hi there. I'm posting a card I made the other day for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge - Ink blending. I used a new stamp set from SSS called Happy Days and the "awesome" word die from Waffle Flower. I used distress inks to create the blue sky, and for the bottom section, I used a stencil with distress ink.


 You have until April 28th to play along. I hope you'll join in the fun! :)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring is in the Air

Hey there! I made a quick card the other day that reminds me of spring. Birds chirping, flowers blooming, etc. :)  Spring and summer are my favorite time of year and spring is way overdue for us!  Anyway, I used a couple stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp. I love the birdhouse from the Springtime Critters set and these Game Tile Letters  make for a fun sentiment. I plan to give this card to my Mom since she and I play Word with Friends online all the time.  


I hope spring is in the air wherever you are!  :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SSS Challenge

I had a little time, so I thought I'd play along with the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge this week. These are a couple cards I created using some of the new stamps from the SSS Reason to Smile release. Aren't these chicks adorable? :)


I love this bunny too.


Hope you're having a great week!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

By Your Side Birds

Hello! I'm just popping in quickly to post a few card pics using a new die I recently purchased. It's the Concord & 9th By Your Side Bird die and it's super adorable! I first used it for a quick birthday card.



Then I thought it would work well for an anniversary card so I paired it with some patterned paper with lots of hearts.



And lastly, I basically lifted this design from the Concord&9th site for this card. I just changed up the colors of the birds.


Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a great week!  :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

SSS Die cutting Challenge

I've been super busy lately and my poor blog has been neglected. When life gets in the way, sometimes, it has to be put on the back burner. Anyway, I haven't had a chance to play in any of the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenges lately, but I had just received some new dies, so I knew I had to play along with the current Diecember challenge. If you haven't seen it, check it out here.

One of my new SSS dies is this Clustered leaves die. I've been eyeing this die for quite some time and finally purchased it during the black Friday sales. I die cut the leaves out of vellum and then went to work with my distress inks for the background. I also die cut the oval in the panel and the flower. When all was said and done, I came up with this.


The greeting and the flower on this card are also SSS stamp sets. Love them both!

I hope you can play along with the challenge. Thanks for dropping by and have a great week!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Succulent Hello

Hi! I have a quick post today, as usual. :) I made this card to send to a friend as part of the share handmade kindness campaign that Jennifer McGuire has been doing. If you want to learn more, check out her blog.


I used the Simon Says Stamp Cups and Succulent set and colored all the images with Copic markers. I cut out the five succulents in the front to give the card a bit more dimension. The greeting is from a Hero Arts set and the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CASEing Kelly Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the CASEing Kelly blog hop! I hope you are enjoying the hop so far. I'm sure you can all tell how much we all love Kelly and her cards.

This first card of Kelly's amazes me....although I should say that all of Kelly's cards amaze me. :)  I love the colors and the modern look of it.


This second card is so vibrant and the touch of black really makes those beautifully colored flowers pop, doesn't it?


And this third card is another beauty. Look at those pink flowers on that gorgeous background. What's not to love?!


The CASE: 




I love the watercolored background that Kelly created on the first card so I did something similar on my card. I also love how she always colors her flowers with such vibrant colors so I added a bright pink flower to my card, along with the bright pink die cut greeting. I couldn't resist. And lastly, I love the touch of black she adds to make the other colors pop so I added a black border and stamped part of the greeting in black ink.

Thanks Kelly for your awesome CASEing Genius blog posts. You and your cards inspires us all! :)




What is a blog hop without some fun prizes?! Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, October 29th along each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning a prize from one of our sponsors: a2z Scrapbooking, Altenew, Create a Smile Stamps, Dee's Artsy Impressions, djkardkreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.

Now, keep on hopping.  :)  Here's the complete list:

Kathy Wade (You are here)

Have fun and have a great day!