Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things 62


Hi Friends, Since it's full on summer now, I chose to use a beach umbrella for my card instead of a rain umbrella! Also these ladies are doing what I want to do, hang out at the beach and get some sun! 

You can interpret the Inspired by all the little things inspiration any way you would like! 

I used a wood mounted Art Impressions "Lets be fabulous" stamp for this. I received it as a grab bag gift from my LCC. I don't know what kind of paper I stamped it on but it wouldn't blend very well. I made the best of it. I cut it out and set it on a prepared panel. I just got the new MFT cloud stencil and used it for my sky, then sponged on distress ink for sand. The sentiment comes from a Art Impressions/Hampton arts set from Michaels. 

Our guest this week is Amy Kolling. Please come on by the blog and join us too!
P.S. We're taking July and August off so we'll see you the first Saturday in September!
Hugs, Kim

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #61



Hey there, Welcome to Inspired by all the little things 61! Summer's coming and I sometimes see violets around the neighborhood if I'm lucky! They are so delicate and pretty. 

I was a little stumped on this week's inspiration and I didn't have any window stamps or dies so I had to dig up something older. This stamp is retired Flourishes colored with Copic Markers. See that dark shadow? And by shadow I mean blob which came out of my marker! I don't mind it and didn't want to start over. Sigh... 

I used my WPlus9 Sunshine Layers Dies to cut out the scalloped panel and the white inner panel, added a sentiment and some enamel dots. 

Our guest this week is Sue Berkley! Come by and see the design team cards and joins us, won't you?

Kim


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #60




Hey Friends, Welcome to Challenge 60 at Inspired by all the little things! I pulled out my new SSS June card kit and inked up the flower cluster with the new Barely Beige ink and then heat embossed clear EP over top. I water colored it with Distress Inks and when dry, I added some colored pencil highlights in certain areas. 

Using MFT alpha dies I cut the Mr. and Mrs. into the panel.  In my first attempt, I filled the apha's in with 3 layers of white card stock to mimic the inspiration but didn't like it so card 2 is a shaker instead. I added some sparkling clear, and iridescent sequins and some twine to finish it. 

This week our guest is Jen Willis. Come on by. We'd love to show you the design teams' cards. 
AND we hope you join us. 
Kim


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things #59



Hey Friends, Happy June! Can you believe it's June already? We have an oh-so-pretty Inspiration photo for you this week at Inspired by all the little things.

 I took out the Wplus9 stamp set again, Ranunculus,  so I could focus on those gorgeous flowers. I heat embossed it in gold and colored with Zigs and water. I splattered with gold paint and machine stitched the white panel. I adhered the white panel on blue card stock and tied blue twine around it. Finally I heat embossed a SSS sentiment on a label die cut. 

This week we have the talented Amy Sheffer as our guest and also our talented design team members. We hope you play along!

Until next time, 
Kim

Other challenge links below.
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes option
4 Crafty Chicks Birthday

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #58


Hi Friends! I just love this weeks photo for Inspired by all the little things! I pulled out this very old Hero Arts stamp set that I'm pretty sure is retired. I heat embossed it with VersaMark and white powder. After inking up 3 ink blending tools with Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber, I starting blending the ink. 
I made a boo boo with the order in which I used the colors! Following the colors on the pretty bottles, I meant to put Pink on the bottom. :) Oh well, I still like it. 
For the sentiment I die cut with white card stock a 3 layer word from Simon says stamp and added the second part by heat embossing the rest on a vellum heart. The fun part was dotting the "I's" in the word wishing with white Nuvo drops. 

Our guest this week is Donna Mikasa and the team has some wonderful inspiration for you so come on by for a visit!

See you next week.
Kim


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #57


Hey Friends, How are you? We have a pretty tulip inspiration for you this week. I could have gone in a lot of directions with this but then my friend brought this stamp to my local card club meeting and it was perfect for the challenge. It's from Stampendous and it was so fun to color with Zigs! It made a great note card which I mailed immediately to Mom. 

I stamped it on Bristol card stock with Versafine ink. 
Since the image is large I just die cut it and set it on a gingham patterned paper mat and then on Kraft. The sentiment is Hero Arts. 

Our guest this week is Shari MacLaughlin. Come visit the blog and see everyone's cards!
Until next week!
Kim




Saturday, May 13, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #56


Hey Friends. It's Challenge 56 already at Inspired by all the little things! Bicycles and flowers, a sure sign that warm weather is coming, even tho we're having a cold week in Connecticut! 

Good thing I had this cute set by Simon says Stamp with a bicycle. I colored with Copics and die cut all the images with the coordinating dies. Then using Mojo Monday Sketch 496 as a guide I made my focal panel using a cloud embossing folder on white CS cut with a LF Stitched Rectangle die. I layered that onto colored card stock as shown in the sketch. Glossy accents was used on the doggie's nose and flower centers. See, it's still cloudy cuz it's wet! 

Michele Henderson is our guest this week, Come on by and visit, better yet join us with a card!
Thanks, 
Kim


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