Concord and 9th Honorable Mention!

I’m just so excited that my Autumn wreath card from a couple of posts ago was chosen as one of the “Honorable Mentions” for that contest!

Thank you Concord and 9th!!

I love playing with their products and while I’m here, I’ll post a quick picture of the last cards I made.  A few days ago, I pulled out my “Dipped cards and envelopes” by Concord and 9th and made them into very fast and simple birthday cards that I know I’ll be glad I have on hand!

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I added the Happy Birthday die cut from Stampin’ Up along with a little coordinating sequins

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And just like that, I have matching cards and envelopes on hand for the next birthday.  Now I have no excuses for not getting a card in the mail for the next four birthdays in my life ha ha!

Have a great day!

:)Kellianne

World Card Making Day Lawn Fawn

How fabulous is it that there is a day named after my favorite hobby ever?!!  Happy World Card Making Day to all my fellow cardmakers out there – both the ones I know and the ones I don’t.  🙂

The current Lawn Fawnatics challenge boosted my mojo to get stamping in a Fall theme.

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This is my first Autumn card of the year and it was super fun to make using Lawn Fawn’s “Sweater Weather” stamps and die cuts.

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And with that, I think I feel the pressure to pull my Fall décor out!  I always wait until it actually feels like Fall and for the past couple days the air is extra crisp.  Definitely time!  This little Fall card was a fun place to start 😉

Cardmaking love to you for stopping by!

:)Kellianne

Sending Love

Hello!  It’s a new week and I have a goal of sending at least 3 cards before the weekend!  This one is heading to a new friend in California, whose son is heading to the same mission that my son is in, in South Korea.  I love all the different ways we can connect as friends throughout the world.

I created this one for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  And this week they are featuring Hero Arts.  I pulled out my Hero Arts Layering Bouquet set to make this simple card for my new friend.

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The centers of the flowers are Nuvo drops.  I’m starting to get really into those!  They are quick, fun and add a simple little raised element to any card.

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And with that – I’m off to a great start to a cardmaking week!

I hope you all have a wonderful one too!

:)Kellianne

C9 Challenge #25

This month, Concord & 9th had color inspiration for their monthly challenge.  Here is the palette for it

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It made me want to make a Fall wreath.  So with their stamp sets “So happy for you” and “Bits and Pieces” as well as the “Floral Hoop Dies” this is the wreath card that I came up with!

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I love floral arranging in real life – and I think it’s even more fun on a card.  So this was extra fun to make!

Have a great weekend!

:)Kellianne

Concord & 9th “Thanks”

Hi!  I’m sliding in to the end of a card challenge with Concord & 9th for today’s card.  How could I have so much fun at their big event a couple Saturday’s ago and miss out on their Anything Goes challenge?!  I couldn’t.  I used a color combination from the Global Design Project challenge this week to get my ideas flowing.

 

Stampin’ Up! ink pads are my very favorite so I love a good challenge with colors.  I have never done a color combo like this one – challenge accepted!

I made a very simple card using the Give Thanks stamp set

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That’s it for today!  Easy challenge, simple card, simple post 😉

🙂 Kellianne

Pineapple Aloha!

Just a quick stop in today to share a fun card.  I used the cute Pop Art Pineapple bundle by Concord and 9th to make a card to send off to someone who just had surgery.

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The greatest thing about this is that they have it on sale today!!  They’ve got a Throwback Thursday deal going on with it and it’s a crazy good price!!

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I also used the banner that comes in their current free gift with $60 purchase.

And my card is already off to the recipient and the next card I’m going to make is on my mind!  But for now – Aloha! (I just learned that also means “goodbye”!  I thought it was only “hello” lol)

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Have a great day!

:)Kellianne

Retro Rubber tic tac toe

I have been itching to sit back down and get going with stamping again.  But what a busy busy Summer it has been!  And quite a fun one as well.  I had a wonderful time spending a day with my daughter at the Concord and 9th headquarters on Saturday, meeting the owners, stamping and coloring all day and having a blast!  It was for Kathy Racoosin’s Coloring Challenge Road Trip and I felt so honored to get to meet her, Kristina Werner, and Lydia (with Understand Blue).  It got me so motivated to get stamping and blogging and posting on Instagram more often!  The world of stamping is full of the most wonderful people.  Everyone the my daughter and I visited with that day were just sweet as could be and I’m so grateful for the opportunity that it was!  And for the shot in the arm that my crazy love for my stamping hobby is definitely worthwhile and part of something great.  You’ll see lots of projects using Concord and 9th products because I came home with a big haul!! (yay!!)

 

But for today, I’m going to share a card using products from another company that I love – Lawn Fawn! Because last week I sat down to play along with the challenge by Retro Rubber Challenge blog. I used a Lawn Fawn set that is 3 years old now (that’s my favorite thing about Retro Rubber – they challenge you to use stuff in your stash that may want to be looked at again! 😉 )  So let’s get to it!  Here is the challenge

 

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Isn’t that fun that you can look all across that tic tac toe board and challenge yourself to create a card using the 3 elements?!  I think so!  And I chose to do the 3 across on the bottom row.  Here is my card using birds, twine and leaves!

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Wasn’t that the perfect set to use for this challenge?  I had a great time with the challenge, but then again, when is it not a great time to sit down to my stamp desk?!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs

🙂 Kellianne