Cat love!

Double Trouble is running on a little bit different time schedule this time around and they start today, a Sunday, rather than a Monday. So let’s get right into it!

It’s time to see our precious fur babies with this challenge! Any of yours will do – but August 8th does happen to be International Cat Day, so there’s an bit of an extra eye on our feline friends!

My card for this challenge was made in memory of my cat, Kimchi. He passed away less than one week ago. He got a really bad infection and declined faster than we ever thought possible. He was such a little buddy to me and loved being with me at my stamp table and when I would study scriptures. In fact, he liked to be right on top of both! Here’s a cute pic of him right on my scriptures with his sister, Kiko. (Kimchi is the black cat on the right)

So with that sweetness in mind, I created this card

I used the Gina K stamp set “Open Book” to create this card. And I made it with a mixed media style

Now, Thing 3 would like to see you use a fun animal pun! Most critter stamp sets have one in them. I couldn’t find one that fit any sort of cat card in all of my collection. So I did this little quote instead.

Head over to Double Trouble challenge blog for all the details to play along! For this challenge, we are partnering with 2CraftyCritterCrazies. So after you have made a card with a fur baby on it, be sure to head there to enter your card!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see the details of my card today. I hope you have a fabulous August ahead of you with lots of opportunities to get inky!

To close out my blog post today, I’ll give a couple of fun facts about Kimchi, in his memory.

  • We came up with his name because at the time we got him, our oldest son, Hunter, was serving a church mission in South Korea! The staple food there is definitely kimchi. There’s lots of variety and it’s usually at every meal! So in honor of what our son was doing to serve the beautiful people over there, we named him Kimchi!
  • He snuggled with me to have naps or to go to bed at night. On several occasions, he reached his paw right over my chest as if to hug me. Aww!
  • He was black, but his sheddings were totally light gray!
  • He looked like he was wearing a perfect white vest with a white goatee, white gloves and boots. Ready for a big event!
  • He sat at the top of the stairway, watching whatever we were doing, just like this

And he sprawled out in the sunny spots just like this

Rest in peace my sweet Kimchi guy! I sure miss him.

:)Kellianne

Sweet Summer Hi!

I’m back today with a fun Summery card using some brand new products that I love!

These cute Summer stamps and dies came from the latest Club Sursee set by Catherine Pooler. And this fun color combo was inspired by the current Color Throwdown challenge!

Aren’t those colors just absolutely fabulous?! They scream happy Summer!

I used Zig Clean color markers to color these in the fun Color Throwdown colors. And I raised some images up, as well as the top right square to give added dimension

This fun layout was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I turned it horizontal and made each little section it’s own Summer thing

The cute little sunglasses got a little brush of Wink of Stella to give the lenses some sparkle and then of course sequins is the final touch to make my card feel finished

I was so excited to get myself all set up again for videos! I haven’t done one in months! So if you head over to my Instagram account (link to the right) you can see the super fast video of this bright card coming together

Thanks for stopping by to see it today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

:)Kellianne

Dry emboss Thanks

Hello stamping friends!

I watched a video by Cathy Zielske on June 23rd that I absolutely loved! I was immediately inspired and had to give it a try myself. Here is a link to her video

“Obsessed! More fun with embossing folders” by Cathy Zielske

I pulled out a pretty embossing folder that I bought from Stampin’ Up! a bit ago. I’m sad to say that I’ve never used it! But I am huge on using all supplies, old and new, to create. So it was great to pull it out to make this card

I love a mixture of blue and green hues and usually it’s found on my ocean themed cards. But this time I wanted it to be a floral theme. These pretty flowers that are sticking out from behind the “thanks” die are from SugarPea Designs

That cute “thanks” die is by Pink and Main. I love that it has an outline die to go with it. I cut vellum with that and put it behind the black thanks for a soft and subtle touch. Then I put just a few sequins around to add interest and sparkle They are the kind that change color at different angles and these particular ones have the perfect blue and green hues that shine just right as you move it back and forth

I made this card for some very special stamp friends that I swap cards with a few times a year. And I plan on using this technique lots from now on! It’s so fun to watch it come together.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see it!

I’m getting ready to start my Instagram videos up again. I’m all set up and ready to go. So watch for those to pop up regularly again! I’ve missed doing them amidst the moving adventures!

Have a wonderful rest of your day and I’ll see you real soon πŸ™‚

:)Kellianne

Christmas in July!

Hello stamping friends! I’m so happy to be back here. Things are starting to flow a little more smoothly and I’m getting more stamping time in.

Today starts another fun new challenge over at Double Trouble! It’s Christmas in July!

Thing 1 wants to see us all pull out our Christmas goodies and get a Christmas card done!

I have this cute Feliz Navidad die that I have never used! It’s by Memory Box and I love it. It’s one die. The top part cuts the positive and the lower part cuts the negative. Very fun to cut out and see the result!

I have a lot of fabulous friends who speak Spanish and I’m working hard to learn. So I’m excited to give this one out when Christmas comes around!

The beautiful Christmas foliage images are by The Stamp Market. I embossed some of the outline images with gold to add some fancy and added lots of sequins and some shiny enamel dots to add to the fancy effect.

Thing 3 also wants to see ribbon on your Christmas card so I added some gold ribbon to coordinate with all the glimmer

I love floral arranging and decorating so when it comes to using stamps like this, I find myself having just as much fun doing it with paper!

For this challenge, we are partnering with Heart 2 Heart. They have the Christmas in July theme going on over there so it’s perfect! After you’ve created your card and shared it with us at Double Trouble, be sure to head over there and link it up with them too.

Thank you for stopping by!

:)Kellianne

I’m back!!!!!πŸŽ‰

Oh how I have missed stamping. To fill in any of my following friends, my family and I made a HUGE move from Utah to Texas! We are remodeling the home we purchased so not only have we been trying to unbox and get settled, it’s been among paper, plastic, tape, tools,and all sorts of construction!

But I finally got my stamp room unpacked and organized enough to get stamping again. And let me tell you – it was pure therapy!!! Here’s a quick glimpse of my new space!

The first card I made was for Double Trouble. I love working alongside the fabulous team there and have missed it so much.

The new challenge started Monday but this post has been a bit difficult to get to work because we are in the country and internet has been scarce! Crossing fingers this attempt worksπŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜Š

So without further ado – here’s the challenge!

We’re going with a mood board this time! I love mood boards because there’s oodles of inspiration in them! This time is “Oh baby!”

I needed a baby card! So it was great timing.

What inspiration can you pull from this cute mood board by Thing 1?

I loved the stuffed animals and soft colors

Thing 3 wants to see die cuts!

I used the patterned pieces and the matching dies to the sweet stuffed animals. These stamps and dies are from Clearly Besotted.

We are partnering with Bitten by the Bug who wants to see a baby card with die cuts or any other cutting machine cuts.

We hope you’ll join along!

Thank you for stopping by today! I’ve missed stamping so much. I hope to be on here much more very soon!

πŸ™‚ Kellianne

Jellyfish Happy Birthday

I have a fun one to share for our new challenge over at Double Trouble that starts today! This challenge is “Anything Goes” so grab your fun supplies and get playing along!

Thing 3 is asking to see a birthday card so I went along with that theme to create this fun Jellyfish happy birthday

This adorable stamp set comes from the new “Waves of Happiness” release over at Catherine Pooler

The stencil is also by Catherine Pooler and I used this one to give a little bit more of a “frilly” feel because I love this fancy jellyfish so much!

Isn’t this jellyfish so cute?!! All the sea creatures in this set are just absolutely adorable and I can’t wait to use them all!

I love all the greens and blues. So oceany!

Thing 2 would like you to partner with any of our previous partners. I chose to play along with the “Make the Cards” challenge which is to use these two things – a stenciled background and a die cute sentiment

There is an extra little fun thing going on with this challenge. Pick a yo you trick to theme your card after! I themed mine after the “Seasick yo yo trick”! My kids love to play with their yo yo and know some fun ones. But this particular trick seems a bit to tricky at this point!

(609) Learn how to do the Seasick Yoyo Trick – YouTube

Here’s a little attempt by my daughter

Anyway – lots of fun to be had with Double Trouble! We hope you will play along with all the fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

My stamping will be a bit more sporadic coming up – I’m about to make a big move out of state! But my new stamping studio will be absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to share!

Hugs

:)Kellianne

Beautiful Beginnings

Hello! I’m sharing a bright colorful card today, using the Beautiful Beginnings stamp set and dies by Catherine Pooler

I haven’t played along with the Flower Challenge for a long time! But flowers are my favorite to stamp with so I wanted to jump in. Their challenge this time around is to use your favorite flower.

I don’t know if I could pick a favorite flower! I love flowers so so much. So this set was perfect with it’s variety of flowers. And I used a variety of colors too

I used ink pads to water color them with some soft ink blending behind them

It’s hard to see in the pics but there is some embossed scroll writing behind the bouquet of flowers. That, along with the scalloped edge, and a few sequins, my card has a little extra interest.

I’ve been enjoying making cards that have no sentiment on them so that I have a quick one to grab when I’m needing one in an instant. It seems like that’s the need I have lately!

And that is my card for today! Thank you for stopping by to see it!

:)Kellianne

Wanna Hang Out?

Happy Monday and happy new Double Trouble challenge! We’ve got a fun one for the girls this week

I’ve got 4 daughters and we are girlie girls! So the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the request for “a girly girl theme” from Thing 1 – the first thing that came to mind was how much my daughters love clothes! So I did this card with these 2 cute dresses

I was inspired by the challenge over at Inspired By. The colors on their graphic gave me the idea for the colors I’d use

I used an older set by Simon Says Stamp called “I like your style” and with the request by Thing 3, I made sure to really add the embellishments! And what could be better to describe girls than diamonds and pearls?!

And of course the dresses needed to be sparkly! Wink of Stella on that job

We’re partnering with Stinkin Inkers for this challenge and their theme is “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” so if you play along with us, be sure to go share there as well!

Grab your girlie images and look through all those fun embellishments you’ve been accumulating – it’s time to make a fun card to play along! Remember to head over to Double Trouble for details and for the link to enter.

Have a happy week!

:)Kellianne

Wishing you buckets of Happiness!

Happy May and Happy Monday!!! I love both!

It’s time to get creative with how you make the folds of your card this time around with Double Trouble

I chose to do a gate fold. I haven’t done one in forever!

Thing 3 wants to see frogs! These 2 cute frogs in this wishing well set by Your Next Stamp are just perfect!

I used an old impression plate to make subtle flowers on the white of the card. I wanted to go along with the current YNS challenge which is “Burst of Color”. So I kept everything white and this center circle has this cute wishing well as the burst!

The circle lifts to open the card. I attached it on the left side with only some mono glue that had dried. Makes it pop open easy without tearing

I added sequins and glitter to give some sparkle

And my card was finished! Thing 2 said that you can go enter at Crafting Happiness if you used a frog so head on over there to share if you did πŸ™‚

And before I go – I am such a big fan of stamping challenges, I want to share a new one with you! And if you did something with a fun fold, you can head there to share your card with that challenge too! It’s the Creative Creases challenge by the Secret Stamper

Have an amazing week!

πŸ™‚ Kellianne

Spring gnomes

I am crazy about the new “Club Sursee” by Catherine Pooler this month! I’ve been seeing gnomes everywhere and at first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about them. But lately, I’ve been falling in love with them! So to my delight, there were gnomes in the Sursee stamp set this month!

Aren’t they adorable?!

That cute grass border die came in the Sursee as well and it’s going to come in handy for lots of cards!

The sentiment is inside and says “Spring Greetings” and will be perfect to give to a friend at this gorgeous Spring time of year!

Thanks for stopping by to see it!

I hope you are having a happy week!

:)Kellianne