KandRDesigns Is 10 Years Old

Friday, July 13, 2018

Good Morning! Happy Friday the 13th!  I'm not superstitious, but it's always fun when the 13th falls on a Friday! I guess I've worked with kids for too long, LOL!
I'm sharing this birthday card on my blog today because I am celebrating a special birthday this month.  KandRDesigns is 10 years old! I started blogging on July 9th, 2008!

I started blogging as a way to share the things I loved including cards and scrapbook pages, home renovations, travel and art.  The focus has narrowed and has mainly become stamping and cardmaking with a little bit of everyday life sprinkled in.  I have had the opportunity to work with so many of my favorite brands over the years and my love of cardmaking continues to grow.  My blogging has ebbed and flowed with the things going on in my life.  I would have liked to had a bigger celebration with giveaways etc, but my mom is in the hospital right now and that is my focus.  She is getting better and hopefully going home soon. 

Thanks for coming by today and celebrating my 10th birthday!
A few fun facts...
Total blog posts: 1,862
First blog post: Family Reunion 
First card post: Create Your Own Stamps
Most visited blog post: Make It Monday #69 {Why? I don't know!}
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Altenew Giveaway Winner

Friday, July 6, 2018

Congratulations Glorie!

Thank you so much for your comments on the Peruvian Lily Build-A-Flower post! Congrats to Glorie whose comment was randomly chosen to receive a $20 GC from Altenew!

More Peruvian Lily

Monday, July 2, 2018

Hello! I hope you saw yesterday's post where I introduced the new Altenew Build-A-Flower Peruvian Lily.  If you missed it go back and check it out. Leave a comment for a chance to win an Altenew Gift Certificate!

Today I have a second card design using the same lilies.  They are such stunning flowers and look great stamped in s many different color combinations.  For these flowers I pulled out my Papertrey Ink dye inks because their color range is incredible.

I wanted to share the color combinations I used in case you also have PTI inks!  For the project above I used...
Purple Flower: Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Dark Chocolate
Pink Flower: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise and Dark Chocolate
Yesterday's colors on the project below...
Red Flower: Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Americana, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise and Dark Chocolate
Orange Flower: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest and Dark Chocolate
Leaves: Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado
Thanks for stopping by today!

Altenew Build-A-Flower Peruvian Lily + Giveaway

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hello! I'm so excited that Altenew has invited me to share with you the newest addition to their Build-A-Flower range of stamps.  This is the Peruvian Lily!  It is a stunning, easy to use stamp set with such gorgeous results.


 The Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily set includes 1 6x8 stamp set (14 stamp images) and 1 coordinating die set (2 dies).

The Peruvian Lily, also known as Alstroemeria, blooms in a variety of colors and is native to South America. Some petals are flecked with darker shades, resulting in a distinctive and beautiful look. This stamp set includes a realistic and incredibly detailed Peruvian lily, designed to be stamped in contrasting or coordinating colors. A lovely leaf and painted sentiment finish off the set. 

This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.

The color combinations you can come up with are endless and so much fun to experiment with.  Altenew has created a bundle that includes the new stamp/die set as well as some suggested ink colors. When purchased together in this bundle you get them at a discounted price.


Beautiful set, isn't it?  Now before you go let me tell you about the Giveaways! So many chances to win!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 7/8/2018.

Also, leave a comment here on this post for another chance to win a $20 Altenew gift certificate.  The winner will be announced here on my blog on 7/6/2018.

Good Luck!

Using Background Dies As Embossing Plates

Friday, June 29, 2018

Hi! I wanted to pop in and share with you another card I created for the WPlus9 release.  You can read more info about this card on my original post on the WPlus9 Blog.  Today, though, I wanted to focus on using these awesome Trellis Background dies as embossing plates.

It's so easy to turn these die cutting background plates into embossed designs using your die cutting machine and some rubber mats.  I got mine from Papertrey Ink, but many craft supply stores carry them.

I love the look of that subtle texture coming through the circle window.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Tropical Birthday

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hello, Hello! I hope you're having a lovely weekend.  Believe it or not we are still working on our kitchen renovation! We are doing most of the work ourselves after work and on weekends so it takes a lot longer, but we are getting close! 

I spent the day painting doors and working in the yard (not in my craft room) so I thought I'd share a card I made for the WPlus9 Blog when these new products were released.  In case you missed it there, I thought I'd give you a look at it here. 

Just some simple Copic coloring on this one.  I love the look of the chalkboard style stamping in the background. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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