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Friday, June 23, 2017

This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy was one that was on the to of my list for my first order from the new catalog.


Stacking pigs is a fun way to use the set. This card will be one of the choices you can make in card buffets over the next two weeks.

Card stock used is Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Thick Whisper White. The image is stamped on the Whisper White with Basic Gray ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 124 - Fiona's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Fiona hosted this week's challenge.

Masculine cards make me stretch myself.  I've had the stamp set Country Livin' since it came and I'm finally using it.  I thought the boot image would be great with the Faux Leather technique.


I heated tan fun foam with my heat gun until it started shrinking and was shiny, I pressed the stamp,  inked with Early Espresso ink, into the hot fun foam. It leaves a debossed image in the fun foam. I cut the fun foam and a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits(the fun foam shrinks that much). 

The card base is Thick Whisper White and the layer is Pool Party sponged with Dapper Denim ink.
I used a thinlit from Eastern Medallions Thinlits and a Circle from Layering Circle Framelits to cut the Silver Foil and the same circle to cut Dapper Denim cardstock. I used a 1" strip of Wood Textures DSP as well as a coil of string I had on hand.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge123 - Marsha's "Fireworks" Theme Challenge

Marsha gave us a real challenge! Stampin' UP! doesn't have any firework stamps so I had to work with retired items to make this card.

The cardstock is Whisper White and Night of Navy. The firework is Red Glimmer Paper I used retired framelits from Botanical Builder (flower centers) and Thinlit from Timeless Tags.  The greeting is from retired Birthday Blast and heat embossed with Real Red glittery embossing powder. 

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Magical Mermaid

This is the second set that I watercolored from my new order.


The card base  is Thick Whisper White layered with Emerald Envy and Watercolor paper. I stamped the images with Basic Gray, I stamped the seaweed 4 times at various heights. The inks I used are Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral for the Mermaid. The seaweed is Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Wild Wasabi. The sand and shells are Crumb Cake Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze.

June's Hostess code is: X44GEKDZ 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 122 - Libby's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Libby is hosting a Feminine challenge this week!
Sadly the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the framelits just retired, sometimes I work ahead with our challenges so I made this card last month.

The cardstockI used is Whisper White and Melon Mambo for the card base and layers the flower are Berry Blast, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight. Basic Black and Crushed Curry.  The ink is Wild Wasabi and Garden Green for the leaves and Berry Blast for the Greeting from Stylized Birthday.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Climbing Orchids

One of the first stamps I wanted for this year's catalog was Climbing Orchids(143723), with the Orchid Builder Framelits(143747). Bundled(145334) you save 10%.


The card base is Thick Whisper White(140272). Layered Flirty Flamingo(141416) and Whisper White(100730) Cardstock. On the Whisper White Layer, I used Embossing Paste(141979) with the brick mask from Pattern Party Decorative Masks(144130). This was my first time using Embossing Paste and I love how easy it is to use and how nice of a background it makes.
I did use a scrap of  Lemon Lime Twist(144245) for the stem. The stem is the branch from Seasonal Layers Thinlits(143751).

I stamped Orchid petals with Flirty Flamingo Ink(141397) on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The centers were stamped with So Saffron (126957) and Flirty Flamingo inks.  After cutting the images out I curled the edges of the petals putting each flower together with Mini Glue Dots(103683), I popped the images up with Dimensionals(104430).

I left it without a sentiment because I figured I could choose one for the inside when I was ready to give it someone.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Graceful Garden

My First order from the new Stampin' UP! catalog arrived yesterday. Hostesses in June when having a workshop that reaches $350 US get an additional $35 in benefits. I had to take advantage of that. Instead of spreading my spending over a few orders I did it all at once!

Here is the first card I made using Graceful Gardens(wood mount- 143846 and clear mount-143849). I'll share others as the weeks go on,
The card base is Thick Whisper White(140272) layered with Melon Mambo(115320) and Whisper White(100730) cardstocks. On the top layer, I stamped the lattice image with Pool Party(126982) ink. The sentiment is stamped with Basic Gray(140932)ink. I stamped the rose on Watercolor Paper(122959) with Basic Gray and color it with ink and Aqua Painter(103954). I used Melon Mambo(126948) and Garden Green(126973) ink.  After fussy cutting the rose, I popped it up with Dimensionals.

I have some practicing to do to get my watercoloring back to what it once was. I bought several sets to practice on :).

Hostess code for June is: X44GEKDZ

Thursday, June 1, 2017

King of the Grill!

While I wait for the new catalog to go live I decided to pull out a long retired stamp set.  King of the Grill makes a great Father's Day or birthday card.
I stamped the image on Shimmer White cardstock with Basic Gray ink and colored it with the Watercolor Pencils. The Designer Series Paper is Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.

My husband has his birthday as well as Father's Day this month! He may get this card. Then again he bought a Harley last night so maybe I better get One Wild Ride out and ink it up.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 121 - Anything Goes Challenge

 Every 5th Wednesday is an Anything Goes Challenge.

We want to see what you are working on so link up your project.  Here is my challenge sample.
I must confess when I saw the new In-color Lemon Lime Twist online I did not like it.  It came in my pre-order and can I tell you I love it! In real life, it is a color that makes me happy!

The cardstock I used is Thick Whisper White, Shimmer White, Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo.  I stamped the image from Bright Wishes with Basic Gray on the shimmer paper and colored the image with a combination of Markers and Watercolor pencils. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped in Garden Green. This card is available to make in this weeks card class.  

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

I created today's card to see if it was possible to make the dragonflies pop up in the same was Lyssa Zwolanek did with her butterfly card.

I wanted a copper dragonfly for the front of my card but had to make several attempts at designing a layout before I came up with this.  I used the stamp set Touches of Texture for the background. I sponged Crumbcake ink on the Whisper White piece and stamped the images with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. The Bees are Soft Suede stamped off once. The cardstock is Whisper White and Soft Suede. 

I cut the dragonfly wings out of cardstock Vellum and colored the wings with eyeshadow, it gives the wings a nice shimmery look. 

The "Hello" is from Eastern Beauty and is stamped with Soft Suede and sponged with Crumb Cake, with a strip of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon behind it.

The dragonflies on the inside were heat embossed with copper and then watercolored. They were cut with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

So if you made it this far I have a problem that I need help with.  I had to factory reset my computer and I can't remember the name of the photo editing program I had been using.  What is an easy to learn and use program for mostly cropping photos but also simple edits? Please comment and let me know. Thanks, Kath



Friday, May 26, 2017

Colorful Seasons & I Think I'm back!

The last few years have been eventful health wise!  My health has made stamping slow but things are looking better.  Last summer I was driving down the highway (55 MPH) when I passed out. I drove approx. 1-mile unconscious, good news I did not wreck! Turns out my blood pressure (normally very low) was 179 over 99 and I was in tachycardia.  After months of every heart test that they can do all that was found was I have a very healthy heart!  Things are back to normal and I'm back to doing all the things I was doing in the past. 

So here is the first card I have made in a long time that isn't for our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge posts.  


The cardstock I used is Soft Sky (chair), Soft Suede (branch), Flirty Flamingo & Pink Pirouette (blossoms) Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo & Pool Party (card base and layers). The ink is Pool Party. I cut Dimensionals in thin strips to pop the chair up.

This set is bundled stamp and framelits in the upcoming catalog and will be available to order on June 1st, just 6 more days and the catalog is live.  If you would like to place an order you can contact me or order from my store found at   http://kathallthatscrap.stampinup.net.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Watercooler WednesdaycChallenge 120 - Gail's Christmas Challenge

Gail's challenge this week is a Christmas card! It's never too early to start working on Christmas cards, beats waiting til the last minute and stressing about them.
My card for the challenge is one that my sister gave me several years ago. She has always loved fat little birds.
I used Thick Whisper White card stock and stamped the image with Basic Gray then colored it with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  Season's Greetings is stamped with Old Olive Ink. I mounted the image on a piece of DSP on a Thick Whisper White card base.



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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 119 - Judy's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge.


It's time for another challenge!


Father's Day is right around the corner so this is a perfect challenge to showcase cards for Father's Day.

I used Urban District for this card as well as the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  The cardstock is Thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim, and Silver Foil.


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 118 - Penny's "Mom" Theme Challenge.

It was Penny's turn to challenge us and she challenged us to make a card for mom.

The last few years have been hard when Mother's Day rolls around, my mother is still living but no longer remembers me. Luckily I still remember her.

This card is Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, and Elegant Eggplant.
I used the Timeless Tags Thinlits as well as the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The stamp is from That's the Tag.


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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 117 - Heidi's Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

We've added a new challenge to our Lineup! Heidi is hosting us with a Feminine  Anything goes challenge!
Here is the card I made for the challenge.
The colors are Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Whisper White. Faux watercoloring is the technique I used for the image I used from Touches of Texture.
Overall this card feels crisp and fresh to me.  This card will be available for our next card class.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 116 - Kath's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This time it was my turn and I went with an anything goes as long as it is masculine!

I decided to use the Lift Me Up stamp set.
I used the Designer Seris Paper that was available during Sale a brations for my background and stamped the hot air balloons in Real Red and Crushed Curry popping up the Crushed Curry balloon with Dimensionals. 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 115 - Gail's Clean and Simple "Spring" Challenge


I love Spring! Here is my spring themed card.
I used the stamp sets "Penned and Painted" & "Watercolor Wishes"
Card Stock colors are Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo & Old Olive.
Inks are Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive & Basic Gray.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 114 - Penny's Color Challenge

 Penny found this wonderful saying and loved the color combo it used so she challenged us to use the colors found in it for our challenge this week.
Here is my card, I went with a baby card.
I used the colors from the challenge and my neutral is Whisper White.
"Little Cuties" is the stamp set I used and I colored it with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  The ribbon is retired. I rounded all the corners on the card with the corner rounding punch, 

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 113 - Libby's Sketch Challenge

Libby gave us this sketch to work with this week. 
Here is my card.
I used Very Vanilla Cardstock for my base and Shimmery White for the circle. The DSP strips are from Cupcakes and Carousels. I stamped the carousel horse from "Carousel Birthday" on the Shimmery White with Basic Gray ink and colored it with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. I cut it out with the Stiched Shapes Framelits. Layering on a Calypso Coral scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits. The sentiment is stamped with Calypso Coral and is from the same stamp set. 

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 112 - Anything Goes Challenge

It's the 5th Wednesday of the month and that means anything goes!  So link what you are finishing up.

I just finished this card for an upcoming class.
Colors are Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron and Whisper White. I used "Swirly Scribbles Thinlits" as well as the leaf from "Stylish Stems Framelits".  The sentiment is from the stamp set "Birthday Blooms". 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 111 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Marsha gave us a masculine challenge this week and anything goes.
Here is what I came up with.
My cardstock is Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla. Ink is Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Dapper Denim.
I used stamps from three sets. "From Land to Sea" "Guy Greetings" and  "Picture Perfect". I used Layering Ovals to cut my openings. 

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