Monday, March 19, 2018

National Craft Month FUN!

Hey there stamping friends!  It's Kerry here and I've got a sweet little layered Easter card to share with you today.  I'm joining the fun this month for National Craft Month and you know, I've just gotta get my craft on!  Soooo...Today, I'm sharing a crafty layered card inspired by the challenge "LAYERS" on the Right at Home blog.  This theme was right up my alley as you probably know me and my creations include layers and layers and layers.  I love layers!  

Since I only have one collection of stamps from Right at Home, I had to dig into my stash of stamps to find something festive and fun!  I just got this plaid paper pack from Lawn Fawn and knew this print would pair nicely with the scalloped card base.  Next, I dug deep to find a fun little bunny to go with the pastels.  I found it in the cute little HELLO SPRING stamp set by A Creative Journey with Melissa.  To color the bunny and carrot, I LAYERED Copic Coloring with colored pencils to create just the perfect touch of color. 

Yes, I love to color so this was fun creating with both medium.  After coloring, I fussy cut the images and mounted them onto the card panel (and the oval diecut). I stamped the little eggs onto the plaid paper and added a bit of sparkle too.  
Of course, I just HAD to add a bit of machine stitching on the card layers too!  

Sooo...What are YOU doing to celebrate National Craft month?  Come play along and have some crafty fun!  Join the #NCMwithRAH challenge!  Check out their blog every day for new inspiration and fun!  I'll try to play along as much as I can and can't wait to see what everyone shares!   I know it will be quite inspirational!  

See you soon and thanks for popping by!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Joy Clair and MISTI: Get Well Greetings!

Hello there Joy Clair stamping friends!  It's Kerry here and I'm excited to share that all this month, Joy Clair and MISTI are collaborating to create some gorgeous cards and projects featuring products from each company.  Of course, I am loving the ability to stamp and create perfectly aligned sentiments and perfectly crisp images using my Misti, and I know that is one reason YOU might love it too!  MISTI and Joy Clair are a super fine combo and I can't wait to share ALL my fun projects with you this month!  

For my first project, I created a collection of sixteen mini greeting cards.  These are half the size of a regular A2 card and perfect for tucking into a little gift, into a lunchbox or just sharing with a passer by!  Everyone deserves a little sunshine, right?!
So here's my set up as I was crafting away!  I started out by prepping sixteen card fronts by using some of my current favorite printed papers.  They're probably older than the hills but I found the paper while visiting my parents a while back and I just can't get enough of it!  After assembling the cardfronts, I set up my mini MISTI to include my Creative Corners so that they would secure the cardfront as I stamped the Sending Sunshine sentiment (yes, I cut up my stamp sentiment "Sending a Little Sunshine Your Way" so I could use just the word "Sending" with the other word "Sunshine".  I also used my MISTI to stamp sixteen suns.  I love that this Get Well Greetings set has a variety of images to choose from!!!  I colored the sun with three different Copic yellow colors.  

I created a little snazzy video to show how quickly you can create a boatload of cards and align the images to perfection!  Take a peek and see how fast I can whip 'em up!  
That was pretty fast, 'eh?  These Creative Corners really helped keep my cardfront in position and allowed each and every card to be stamped perfectly!  LOVE IT!  

Thanks for stopping by (here and on the Joy Clair Blog) to check out my creation today!  Why not hop over to the MISTI blog to check out what Kia has to share?  I'm excited to share more with you this month and hope you find some time to pop back over and see it!  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Best Buds...Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello there stamping peeps!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I created these cute little Valentines for a little girl who wanted to pass out some valentines to a few of her best buds.  She picked out this stamp set from Joy Clair (Best Buds) and I stamped and colored the cutie-patootie animals with my copics and colored pencils.  After coloring, I fussy cut them and attached them to some adorable sparkly heart card bases that I found in the Target Dollar Spot!  Such an inexpensive way to tweak a notecard set and make it yours!  
After coloring the turtle buddies, I added some Glossy Accents so that their shells would shine.  :)  Love these little cuties!  
I have no idea if this is a real color for a bunny but I liked playing with colors and who the heck will know? Right?!
Are these little guys guinea pigs or hamsters? Whatever they are, they're stinkin' cute!  They just needed some browns and grays to make them come to life...  LOL
And last,  I added a few kitties to the batch!  I'm not a kitty lover but I can take them from a distance! Hee hee.  These little kittens are best buds for sure!  

Such a quick and simple way to create some adorable Valentine's, right?!  I'm glad my little friend will have fun sharing these special cards with her friends!  

Happy Valentine's Day!