12 Kits of Christmas {August}

Friday, August 31, 2012

It's time for the August edition of  The 12 Kits of Christmas!  This month Kim has put together a fun kit with non-traditional Christmas colors.  I had a lot of fun coloring the images she sent us and adding glitter to just about everything!

This one is my favorite!  I love how the ornaments came out!

On this card I was able to use some white, plastic snowflakes that I have hoarded forever!  They worked perfectly on this card, I thought:)

I loved this ribbon so much I had to use it twice!  I think I need to pick some up.
  Kim, does it come in other colors?

Again, this month, we are choosing another 12 kits member to CASE.  This time I chose Amy!  I loved her card so much.  My stash from that month was a bit limited, but I managed to make her card with shorter banners.  I think it still works!

The photo below is of Amy's original card!

I hope you enjoyed this month's kit!  Stop by all of the other ladies (links below) and see what they have come up with.  I can't wait to see.  Next month is my turn!  It's extra fun because September is also my birth month.  Weird coincidence:)  I have put together a kit and I can't wait to see how everyone uses what I have included!  Hope they like it!!

Cardstock: PTI Autumn Rose. Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, White
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants Designs Winterland
Pearls and Bling: Stampin Up
Ribbon: SU! Pleated Ribbon and Victorian Crochet
Digital Images: Pink Petticoat
Buttons: PTI Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist
Dies: PTI Half and Half, Wonderful Words Holiday
Other: Copics, Prisma Glitter, Rhinestones

Friday Inspiration File #82

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Beautiful street art in Mexico.  I'll share more photos from our trip later:)
I missed last week's file while I was on vacation, but I have more than made up for it this week.  Pinned a ton of projects.  When we got home last night my google reader had more than 500 posts!
I'm posting this tonight because tomorrow I have a new 12 Kits of Christmas post. 
 Come by and see what we have all done with our kits:)
See you later.

ColourQ #152

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Today we have another fun color combination for you to try at the ColourQ!
I was inspired by all of the circles in the bedding design.  I tried all different colors before deciding I liked them all:)  I layered them to make this funky tree top...something different:)
I'm not sure, yet, where Arielle found this inspiration, but I think I saw it the other day while shopping with my cousin at Babies R Us.

I hope you'll play along with this week's colors. 
 Link up your projects so we can take a look:)

Cardstock: Kraft, White, Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shore, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Stamps: Peaceful Garden
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Dies: Love Lives Here, Limitless Layers Circles, Trendy Tree Tops, Mat Stack 3
Other: Hawaiian Shores Ribbon, Hole Punch

ColourQ #151

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and that means a new ColourQ challenge for you to try.  Arielle has really put me outside my comfort zone with these colors.  A true challenge!  I was really wondering how I was going to make these colors work.  I have to say, though, that the end result feels very much like me.

One of my nephews turns 5 in November and this is perfect for him!

So if at first you think these colors are not for you.....give them a try. 
 You might surprise yourself too!

Cardtsock: PTI White, Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: PTI Boy Basics Simple Circles , Out of This World
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone
Dies: Simple Circles, By The Numbers

10 Minute Craft Dash/ Moxie Fab Movement Challenge {Wish Big}

Monday, August 20, 2012

I decided to try the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.  I've been working on another project and had pulled out just about every star stamp I own.  All of them already on blocks on my desk made this card super quick.  I used a distress tool dipped into each ink color to ink my edges.  Then I stamped the stars randomly trying to keep the concentration heavy on the bottom right to light at the top left, creating movement towards the sentiment.  I came in under 10 minutes. That was fun!
I'm also linking up this card to the Moxie Fab World Movement Challenge!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream
Stamps: Star Prints, Love Lives Here, Out of This World, Banner Builder
Ink: Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile

Friday Inspiration File #81

Friday, August 17, 2012

I'll be taking a break from the file next week bacause I'll be in paradise!! 
 I can't wait!
Have a super weekend!

Thinking of You {Kentucky}

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A very close, very pregnant friend of mine lives far away in KY. 
 Just want to drop her a little note to let her know I'm thinking of her!
Aren't these little wooden states so cute?

Have a great day!

Cardstock: Pure Poppy, White
Stamps: Autumn Abundance
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Dies: Love Lives Here
Other: Studio Calico Wood Veneer State

Make It Monday #78 Stamping and Stitching

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

When I first saw stitching in this week's MIM title I thought, "Well, I'm gonna sit this one out."  I don't sew.  This is different though.  No machine involved!  I stamped the banner string in Berry Sorbet ink, poked some holes, and used Heather's back stitch.  It was so easy and it guarantees you end up with your floss on the back side of your project! 

Cardstock: White, Melon Berry
Stamps: Banner Builder, Star Prints
Ink: Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet
Dies: Double Ended Banner
Other: Spring Moss Buttons, Embroidery Floss

ColourQ #150

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I love these bright new colors from the ColourQ!  I, for one, am not ready to let go of summer just yet!  There are still several more weeks to enjoy the beautiful sun, warmth, and bright colors that come with summer. 

Enjoy working with these colors!  I can't wait to see what you create. 

Cardstock: PTI Hawaiian Shores, White
Stamps: PTI Natural Beauties, Polka Dot Basics I, Movers and Shakers
Ink: Hawaiian, Shores, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Smokey Shadow
Other: Red Satin Ribbon

Cloud9 August Blog Hop

Friday, August 10, 2012

Cloud9 Blog is having their August blog hop.  This time we were provided with a sketch to work from.  I have a simple little Love card using 2 Wplus9 stamp sets!  Head over to the Cloud9 Blog for information on how you can enter your card to win a $25 gift certificate to Wplus9!

See you later:)

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream
Stamps: Wplus9 Heartfelt Mix and Sweet Nothings
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise
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