12 Kits Of Occasions {August 2013} + A Giveaway

Saturday, August 31, 2013

It's the last day of the month and time again for the 12 Kits of Occasions monthly project post! 
This month's kit comes to us from Amy!
She has put together a great kit to help us get a jump on our Christmas cards and if I'm not mistaken, she has a generous plan to help you get a jump on yours ;)  Make sure you visit the 12 Kits Blog to enter to win a Verve stamp set of you choice provided by Amy!
My favorite part of this kit was the cool metal snowflakes.
I couldn't wait to use them.

I used a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Peaceful Pinecones set on this one.

This is a cute 3x3 card that would make a great gift tag.

Here's a little peek at my favorite card from this month's kit. 
To see the full card, a full list of the kit contents, and all of the details for entering the GIVEAWAY,
 visit the 12 Kits of Occasions blog!

Friday Favorites {FIF #132}

Friday, August 30, 2013

Black Bean Burger from The Beanery.
So delicious!
I took a ride, with my parents, to Pt. Pleasant, NJ on Wednesday.
One of the things I love about NJ are its small town Main Streets full of eclectic shops and cafes.
The Beanery is my favorite place to eat lunch.  Not far from there is another one of my favorites, Spano's.  A cozy little Italian restaurant that is the best!
A new work bag.....finally!
I have been searching and searching for a new bag for about a year now.
The one I bought several years ago was the perfect work bag.  When, after years of use, it started falling apart I started looking for a new one.  Who knew it could be so difficult?  I walked around with a tattered bag because I couldn't give it up.  I finally found a new one that is just perfect for me.
It's a little on the expensive side, but considering how much I will be using it, I thought it was worth it.  I'm excited for the new school year to begin! 
This week's Friday Inspiration File {#132} is full of beautiful new cards!
Check them out.
You may have noticed that I started pinning some of my own projects to a new KandRDesigns board.
I debated for awhile now about starting this kind of board.  I did it for a few reasons.  The main reason is that I found a few of my cards on Pinterest that linked to someone else's bog with no link back its original source.  In an effort to retain some control over my projects I wanted to make sure there was a link somewhere that took you back to the original :) Another reason is that I've wanted to have a gallery of my work somewhere and since I don't use Flickr or any of those sites, this was the easiest way for me to do that.  I'll slowly be adding my projects there so I don't overwhelm your feed {if you follow me}. 
Come back tomorrow for this month's 12 Kits post and a GIVEAWAY!
Happy Friday.
I hope you have a great weekend!

Falling {Ombre} Leaves

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's kind of overcast and rainy here today.
It's the kind of weather that lets you know fall is on its way.
That's the inspiration for my take on the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger challenge.

Super simple falling leaves stamped in shades of green.

Are you looking forward to fall or holding on tight to summer?

Cardstock: WP9 White, PTI Ripe Avocado
Stamps: PTI Leaf Prints, Iconic Images
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado

{WP9} Monday Mood Board #19

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Good Morning.
I love the colors in this week's Monday Mood Board.
I decided to mask off a rectangle in the center of the card panel {leaving a one inch border} and then stamp a design alternating the ink colors I had chosen. 
I started stamping by lining the stamp up in the corner of the card front and then positioned the rest using that one as my guide. 

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream
Stamps: WP9 Quilt Prints, Embroidered Bouquet, Quite Like You, Fresh Cut Florals
Ink: PTI Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate
Dies: WP9 Fresh Cut Florals
Other: Rhinestones

ME {August} Photo Inspiration Challenge

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hello there!

With all of my new Mama Elephant sets that I picked up in NYC,
I was so happy that I didn't miss the deadline for this challenge!

I love these bright colors!

Cardstock: PTI Harvest Gold, WP9 White
Stamps: ME Trifecta, ME So Breezy
Ink: PTI Harvest Gold, Hibiscus Burst, Versafine Onyx
Dies: Memory Box Clouds
Other: TH Distress Paints

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Now that everything is photographed, posted, and linked up, I can hop around and see all of the submissions to Stamp-A-Faire and the Blog Hop!
I can't wait to come by and see what you've made!


Cardstock: WP9 White, PTI Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: PTI Rosie Posie, Simply You, Happy Trails
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet
Dies: PTI Rosie Posie, Tag Its, Happy Trails
Other: MME Enamel Dots

Sugar Coated Embellishments

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back again with another Stamp-A-Faire Challenge!

I love those glittery candles!


Cardstock: WP9 White, PTI Lavender Moon
Stamps: PTI Birthday Style, SS Birthday
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Lavender Moon, Harvest Gold
Dies: PTI Birthday Style, Mat Stack #3
Other: PTI Prisma Glitter

Limited Supply Challenge

Sunday, August 25, 2013

This was a fun card to make.
 Being limited to some of my favorite colors was not a difficult challenge!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Cardstock: WP9 White, PTI Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Soft Stone
Stamps: PTI Trendy Tree Tops
Ink:  PTI Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Soft Stone, Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Dies: PTI Trendy Tree Tops
Other: PTI Prisma Glitter
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