Mama Elephant Smile

Hello!  Today I am playing along with a new challenge I found.  Happy Little Stampers! Their current challenge is Clean and Simple “Smile”

As you know, I’m crazy about challenges!  So when I find a new one that fits my style, I love to jump on board!

Here is my card

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I used the Mama Elephant set “Mermaid Kisses” and put all these cute tiny and smiling ocean creatures around the “Smile” die, which is from Simon Says Stamp

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On the inside of the card is this cute smiling mermaid

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This will make for a simple little cheer-up card to send out to a friend 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by to see it!  Hope you have lots of reasons to smile today !

:)Kellianne

 

 

Antique Toys – For you

There’s a new challenge over at Double Trouble Challenge Blog!

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Thing 1 says to use kraft and Thing 3 says to make it a “kids” theme with the color red.  With those fun challenges, here is my card!

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Aren’t these antique toys so cute?!  They are from a very very old stamp set by Stampin’ Up! Like 18 years old!  This set came out in 2002.  I have always loved it.

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I used alcohol markers to color these sweet little toys and kept the layout clean and simple to highlight them

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Thanks for stopping by to visit!  Be sure to visit Double Trouble to play along!

:)Kellianne

 

 

Greeting Farm Bloom

Hello!  I was so excited to win a gift card to Greeting Farm through Catherine Pooler’s hop a couple weeks ago!  I’ve never had any of their products and when I looked through them, I fell quickly in love with the cute little “Potted Plants” set! greeting farm 5

Aren’t those little potted cacti so cute?!!

My inspiration came from the sketch over at CAS Colours and sketches challenge

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The cute die cut circles are from Reverse confetti and add some fun interest behind the images

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And I used Zig Clean Color markers to do the coloring.  Those who follow me know how much I love those! 🙂

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That’s my card for today!  If you go visit me on Instagram, I have a video up of this card coming together in less than a minute!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

:)Kellianne

Honey Bee Happy Birthday!

Happy Monday everyone!  Not only is is a new week – but it is also a new challenge over at Double Trouble Challenge Blog!

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And since Thing 2 is challenging us to pair with Joy of sets – here is their TicTacToe board

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I went with the diagonal from top left down to bottom right.  It matches perfectly with Double Trouble.  So here’s my card!

 

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I used the adorable Birds and the Bees set by Honey Bee stamps

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Birthday card, check – Things that fly, check – Sponging? Check!  But it might be different than what you are used too with sponging!  I don’t even own sponges anymore because it’s been so many years since I used a standard sponging technique.  So I took a microbrush (used for eyelash extensions and has a tiny little sponge-type tip on it) and carefully added shading to the centers of the blossoms and throughout the beehive.  A sponging type of shading!  It’s all about getting creative with our stuff right?!  I have those on hand for glue application of tiny die cuts and I’m glad I tried them for something else

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I added some sequins all around this branch and hive scene for some sparkle and shine

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And my fun birthday card is finished 🙂

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So glad you’d stop by to see it! Have a wonderful week and be sure to go play along with these challenges!

Much love,

Kellianne 🙂

 

Praying for you

Hello! I’m sliding in to play along with the April Sugarpea Designs challenge! I can’t believe it’s the end of April.

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I flipped the sketch on its side and colored some of these pretty flowers from the Meadow Motifs stamp set

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There’s lots of need for “praying for you” cards right now! I’ll be using this one right away

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I used Zig clean color markers to color the images, added some sequins,  and with the splattered background this card was finished!

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So glad you’d stop by to see it!

🙂 Kellianne

Bold Floral Thank You

Hello! I love the challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week! My favorite stamps are floral images and I love the ones by Altenew. So put those 2 together like Simon did – and I just had to play along!!

Here’s my card. I did a large square format for something different.

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This “Flower Arrangement” set by Altenew is so pretty!

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And the beautiful colors are from Catherine Pooler. I love her ink pads!

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An embossed sentiment and some dew drop embellishments for a nice finish –

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And my card is complete

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Thank you for stopping by to see it!

Big hugs

🙂 Kellianne

I’m here for you

Happy new week! Double Trouble has a new challenge today!

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Time to grab your Spring stamps and some images that remind you of rain and you’ll be ready to play along!

Here’s my card

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My inspiration for the layout comes from the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge

I used 2 sets from My Favorite Things to bring this fun little scene together.  Magical Friends and Bitty Bears

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This cute little bear holding his umbrella on a Spring day is just so cute!  I’m excited to be surrounded by flowers like this soon too 🙂

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So glad you’d stop by to check it out!

Be sure to visit the Double Trouble Challenge Blog for the details of how to play along with the new challenge!

Have a happy Monday!

:)Kellianne