Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Card Parade | Miss Kate Cuttables

Hello cropstars!!!

This week there was a LOT of crafting for me - as is always the case around the holidays.  I knew I had several cards to make for yesterday and so, Saturday I sat down with my Cameo and my MKC files and cut like my life depended on it!

Check out my cards over at the Miss Kate Cuttables blog today!!!

 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 
Later queenies

Monday, April 14, 2014

Miss Kate Cuttables + Peachy Keen Stamps Swap Week!!

 
Hello crafty people!!!
 
I am so excited to bring you a new project today featuring Miss Kate Cuttables files and Peachy Keen Stamps!
 
Now, I cannot tell you how much I LOVE how these two companies and I love them even MORE when they are put together!
 
 
Here are the two Peachy Keen sets I used:
PK-194 Wisecrack SentimentsPK-291 Sampler Package of Faces
 
(The Sampler is a REALLY good way to start out with PKS.  There are 9 stamps in this set and with a little creative stamping you can use each face for so much more than just what they are intended.  For example: I used one of the 'kitten' faces and the short, 'bunny' whiskers to make a front-facing bunny face - it worked great!  AND this set is a bargain at $9.99 - the Wisecrack sentiments I used are also on sale for $8.99.  That is TWO PKS stamp sets for under $20!)
 
 
 
I had this AWESOME idea to make some eggs into bunnies for Easter!  I saw the little feet in the Wisecrack sentiment set and the whole idea just came together!

 
Since I wanted to use the PKS stamps instead of the original faces on the eggs I used the "Ungroup" tool to split the little face details from the larger egg shape and then deleted them.  Aaaand...BAM you have an egg shape ready to be stamped!
 
I was going to use one of the more EGG-centric (hah!) sentiments, but I did this card at a crop and as people were passing by all I could hear was "Oh my gosh, that is TOO CUTE!?"....so this sentiment was meant to be.
 
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(In case you were wondering how I made the ears: I used one steel-rule die of a leaf and cut it several times.  I used the open space in the middle of the die as a stencil and I colored the ears through the die with Stampin' Up! markers so it would make perfect little ears!)
 
Easter Eggs SVG cutting file easter svg scrapbook title easter svg cut file
 
(You might also be wondering how I got this file that has FOUR eggs to look right with only THREE eggs.  Well, I eliminated the fourth egg shape before cutting and then, I took the base and just trimmed off the excess to only fit three eggs - PRESTO!)
 
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Well, I hope you enjoyed this little Egg-stra SPECIAL card inspiration!
 

  • EACH DAY Miss Kate Cuttables is giving away a file to EVERYONE who comments and Follows on the Design Teams' hop post. Be sure to comment on THIS post and FOLLOW my blog!!
  • For your FREE file code, email TheScrapbookingQueen1@gmail.com (after commenting and Following my blog - this will be confirmed before code is sent)
  • GRAND PRIZE by Miss Kate Cuttables is a $25.00 Gift Certificate to someone who hops with us each day this week by commenting and following each blog on the hop. Don't miss any days in the commenting and following to be sure to be in the drawing for this awesome prize!
  • EACH DAY Peachy Keen Stamps is giving away a $25.00 gift certificate! One person will be chosen who has hopped to each blog for that day, left a comment on each blog, and FOLLOWED each blog.
  • GRAND PRIZE by Peachy Keen Stamps is a $75.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky person who follows the hop each day, comments on each blog post, and Follows each blog. Don't miss any days in the commenting and following to be sure to be in the drawing for this awesome prize!
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Thanks for stopping by!
Later queenies!!

    Monday, March 31, 2014

    Love Notes | Miss Kate Cuttables

    Hello cropstars!!!!  I have a super cute and simple card to share with you on the Miss Kate Cuttables blog this week!!!
     
    This week I came across two things: a file set that I wanted to use and the desire to make something non-Easter themed, but still spring-y.
     
     


     
    For more deets' and a full photo, head on over to the MKC blog: HERE!
     
    Later queenies!!!

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

    Vintage Lane and Gilded Paper Cards | DCWV

    Good day to you!  I'm excited to bring you some DCWV goodness today!
     
    I've been a little bit MIA lately, but I've had some real life stuff that had to come before crafting. You know how that is, right!?
     
    So, I wanted to share a couple of cards with you.  For the first one I've used a simple STUNNING new DCWV stack called "Vintage Lane".
     
     
    If you like really eclectic, grunge-y vintage then this stack is definitely for you!
     

     
    I was really inspired by the collage look of the stack.  I layered up several of the busy patterns so they would show around the edges and then I took a woodgrain pattern and stamped the two flourishes in white ink.  When the ink dried I used my jewel setting tool (like an I-rock, but a different brand) and set some red and white jewels into the design.
     
    
     
    I used several ephemera pieces cut from the Vinatage Lane stack and I also snuck in a few other pieces from my stash (like the red license plate and the kraft banner that I used to house my sentiment).  To finish, I grouped some LUSH Petaloo flowers on top of my embellishment cluster.
     
    I love how saturated the colors are in this project!  I've been having some crafter's block and so I've been stepping out of my normal style to regain some perspective - this card is one of the best results I got from that, lol!
     
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    Second, I picked up one of my new FAVORITE stacks, called The Gilded Paper Stack:
     
     
    This stack is full of woodgrain goodness and many of the pages are foiled with a beautiful gold. I mixed in some of these papers with some scraps from the Goodwood Stack, so I didn't end up using many of the gold sheets - I stuck to the soft prints and woodgrains with just a strip of the golden arrow print.
     

     
    For this card I really wanted to create a design that drew your eye across the card toward the sentiment.  I also wanted to play with a monochromatic color scheme and I loved the idea of WOODGRAIN being my "color".
     
     
    I used some Jillibean Soup corrugated butterflies and inked them with white ink to make them coordinate with the background.  I took a few small roses (which were originally ivory) and sprayed them with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in "Bronzer".  I attached everything to my card and finished it off with some sequins from the Royal Castle Shoppe and a little bow made with hemp cord.
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    Hope you enjoyed my little card parade today!  Next time you find yourself in need of new paper (always!!!) take a look at these two stacks - they're really versatile and just beautifully done!
     
    Later queenies!
     

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    Midnight Berry + Luxe Suit | DCWV

    Hi-de-ho there people!  Just thought you might want to see a beautiful layout I created using two gorgeous DCWV stacks!
     
     
    Both of these stacks are just FULL of metallic foil accents. I can't help but just flip through them and drool at all that glitz and shine!
     
    I decided that I needed an to make an extra special layout using these stacks, that featured an extra special lady I know, my niece, Devon.
     
    I was inspired by the lace on her dress to choose some of the lace prints in the Midnight Berry stack.  The background of the photo didn't really match, so I did some ethereal photoshopping and made the background black and white and gave her silhouette a little glow.
     
     
    I used several Spellbinders flower dies, vine dies, and leaf dies to make the flower cluster at the bottom.  These papers cut beautifully, even on the intricate dies - they are very sturdy specialty cardstock.  The banner is also a spellbinders die and I spelled out the title using my FAVORITE letters - small glitter letters from Sticko.
     
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    Have you ever created a layout using so many patterns and paper treatments?  How did it go?  I think this one came out awesome because I stuck to a very focused color pallet.
     
    Thanks for stopping by!!!
    Later queenies!

    

    DCWV + Faber-Castell | Blog Hop!


     

    Hello crafty people!!  It give me great pleasure to bring you some projects featuring two excellent companies!
     
    OK ladies! updated file & photo! For extra entries, follow Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV on twitter! Thanks!

Erin - http://dcwvinc.blogspot.ca/ 
Mou- http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/ Sara - http://www.sarawandrews.com/ 
Thomisia - http://thomisia.blogspot.com/ 
Amanda - http://oldenough2beakid.blogspot.ca/ 
Rita - http://ritabarakat.com 
Britt - http://pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/ 
Tiffany- http://iheartartblog.com/ 
Tessa - http://precociouspaper.blogspot.com/ 
Karen - http://scrappycanuck.wordpress.com/ 
Limor - http://chicscrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/ 
Karla - http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/ 
Jen- http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/ 
Angela - http://paperprojectsbyangela.blogspot.com/ 
Rachel - http://www.rwkrafts.com/ 
Jill- http://stampinginspiredby.blogspot.com/
     
     

    Are you ready for our first blog hop with Faber-Castell? We’ve been fans of their products for a long time so we’re excited that we’re finally doing our first blog hop with them.
     
    I love getting a little messy sometimes - even though I don't do it enough. I feel a real freedom when I pull out some mixed media supplies and I'm so excited to show you what I've come up with!

    I received some wonderful supplies to work with for this hop!
     
    Faber-Castell - Mix and Match Collection - Stampers Big Brush Pens - Yellow - 3 Piece SetFaber-Castell - Mix and Match Collection - Paper Crafter Crayons - Blue and Green - 8 Piece SetFaber-Castell - Mix and Match Collection - Gesso
     
    I also used the   and   and  AAANNDD:
    Did you know that DCWV now has STENCILS?!?!? (They SO do!)  The stencil I used to create my first card is a recent release by DCWV! (I also used DCWV cardstock to create my cardbases!)
     
     First up, is a card that has LOTS of bold details and some great (and easy!) techniques.  I like the grouping of elements on one side of the card which lets the dimensional background shine as white space.
     
     
     First, I used my DCWV stencil and Faber-Castell 'Whipped Spackle' to apply my background design onto a piece of DCWV color burlap.  I let the spackle dry and used two different colors of "Double Scoop" Faber-Castell Gelatos over the spackle (that technique works awesome!).  I then used two colors of fiber paper to create my feathers (cut freehand with scissors) and then created some rolled roses.  The sentiment was stamped using Faber-Castell 'Stamp Markers' and I finished the card with some pretty lime gross-grain ribbon and enamel dots.

     
    I couldn't stop playing, so I pulled out the canvas stack and decided to experiment!  I love the diagonal design of this card.  This card looks like I'm giving a piece of ART to the card recipient.
     
    First, I covered the canvas with Faber-Castell 'Gesso' (to give myself a good base to start with).  I created some nice texture over the gesso with some 'Whipped Spackle' and let that layer dry.  I applied lots of color using my Double Scoop Gelatos.  I used a little water and my finger to blend some of the sections of gelato and left some sections more 'scribbly'. I used some mist to give the canvas piece some extra sparkle, even though the Gelatos have SUCH a beautiful shimmer. 
     
     
    I had these handmade flowers from a swap and I thought they really made a bold statement on the front of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and smudged coordinating gelato around the edges.  To finish, I applied some spackle thickly where I wanted my sentiment to be and then just PRESSED the paper into the spackle along with some gems and a Mod Melts heart.  (PS: Gelatos are great for coloring Mod Melt shapes too!)

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    I hope you enjoyed my projects and I've inspired you to get your mixed media on!  Take a look at all the other projects on the hop and then pull out some of your, 'inky-painty-misty-colorific' stuff and make art!!
     There’s some great prizes too- Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV will be giving away $75 in product at the end of the hop. To win, follow the list below and leave a comment. The hop will end at 5PM EST on Friday, March 28th. The winner will be announced on Monday, March 31st on each of the company’s blogs.
    For extra entries, follow Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and DCWV on twitter!
    AND, if you want to see more from me, please visit my FACEBOOK page, and follow this BLOG, and follow me on PINTEREST!
    Later queenies!

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    So LUCKY to Know You! | Miss Kate Cuttables

    Hello people!  Here to share a new Miss Kate Cuttables project with you!

    Since today is St. Patrick's day I wanted to share a card using some traditional St. Patty's icons, but as always, I try to look at the files I have from Miss Kate and see something that others might not see.
     

     
    I've shared the rest of the details on the Miss Kate Cuttables Blog!  Take a look and give me some love: HERE!
     
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
     
    Later, queenies!