Bring it Back

Hello stamping friends! I was so happy sit down to my stamp desk again after a wonderful vacation soaking up some sun!

I played along with the Lawn Fawnatics challenge for this card and it was extra fun.  The challenge is “Bring it Back” – which means pull out those old things we haven’t used in forever!

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I went for the oldest stamps I have from Lawn Fawn, which will be a forever favorite – “Milk and Cookies”.  I also used “A Birdie Told Me” stamps and dies.  I grabbed some brads (I have tons and haven’t pulled them out in so long!) and I also went for a good, old, fun technique of dying my own white string to match my card.

Here it is!

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I also used the technique of distress blending with water spots – haven’t done that one in a long time too!

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What fun it was to dig into those little things that have collected a little dust and use them on a cute card!

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If you head on over to my Instagram, there’s a quick little video of this card coming together!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

:)Kellianne

Love is in the Air!

I am so excited and honored to be a guest designer for this month’s Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  I have been a big fan of their challenges because they are specifically geared toward using the stuff in the stash you already have!  And we all have a stash, much of which gets ignored – right?! lol

Their challenge this time is a color challenge

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I looked through my old Valentine’s stamps and landed at the “Love You Much” stamp set by Stampin’ Up!  This set is at least 10 years old, although I couldn’t find the exact year of release.  I had really fun playing with and using the challenge colors!

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Anyone remember that set?!  I’m glad I kept it!

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I added fun dimension to give it good interest and dimension

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And those little love birds are on the inside of the card when it’s opened

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Made me feel good to give this little set some love!  What’s in your stash that would make a fun Valentine’s card using the Retro Rubber challenge?  Stretch yourself and play along!

Thanks for visiting today!

:)Kellianne

I Love You More

Hello!  Today I’m sharing another Valentine’s Card using an adorable set called “I love chocolate” by Your Next Stamp.  I’m participating in their current challenge called “Share the Love” as well as the challenge over at Time Out Challenges with the theme “Affectionate”

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Here’s my card

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Aren’t these sweet treats so cute?!  With a little “Wink of Stella” there’s some shimmer touching up the card

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Thanks for stopping by to see it!  Hope it’s been a happy Monday for everyone!

:)Kellianne

 

Chalkboard Stand Valentine

Hello and happy Tuesday!

My card today features one of my all-time favorite stamp sets with it’s coordinating dies.  It’s from a Monthly Hero set by Hero Arts that came out last year.  So I’m joining their monthly challengewith it

And I was inspired by a new challenge I found for my design!  The Flower challenge!  Their current challenge is “Shaped cards”.

So I used the chalkboard dies in the kit to create a little chalkboard stand card!

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With the cute little pots and crate of flowers and the heart balloons, this is just the perfect little card to write a message of love in!

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I used Zig Clean color markers for my coloring and to add a fun touch to the balloons, I covered them in glossy accents and touched the gloss with heat from my heat tool.  It gives them a mylar balloon look!

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If you’d like to see a little video of this card quickly coming together, visit my Instagram!

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Thanks for swinging by my blog to see it!  Have a great day!

:)Kellianne

Clean & Simple Thanks

I love the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches! 

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I pulled out this super cute die from The Stamp Market and it worked perfectly for the sketch!

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The square shape added a fun element

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There’s no stamping on this card – just the cute die cuts and a few enamel dots

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A simple “Thanks” card is always good to have in the stash!

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Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Kellianne

1 card 3 challenges!

Hello!  It’s time to get the lovey dovey cardmaking mojo going! Valentines Day is on it’s way and I was inspired by 3 different challenges to pull a fun, heart-filled card together.  The first challenge is the Wednesday Sketch Challenge by My Favorite Things 

The second challenge was also by My Favorite Things!  It’s their current Color Challenge which is PERFECT for Valentines Day cards!

And finally, over atTime Out Challenges, their inspiration photo was just adorable.  I absolutely loved the banner and really bounced off that!

So with those 3 challenges in front of me, I got stamping!  Here is my first Valentines Card for the year

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I used the birthday set by My Favorite Things “Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes” as well as the coordinating dies.  The artist, Stacy Yacula, creates the most adorable images!!  In order to alter this little guy, I simply omitted the birthday hat when inking and then carefully cut off that hat part once I had cut it out.  It worked perfectly!

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It was really fun to use these 3 challenges on one card!

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Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

Happy Stamping!

:)Kellianne