Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Winnie & Walter Share the Love Week, Featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hi Folks! This week we're sharing the love by combining Winnie & Walter products with the new Felicity line from Pinkfresh Studio. Wouldn't you know, they work so well together! Let's take a look...
We started with an amazing set of Felicity stickers (puffy, wood veneer, washi and paper), die cuts, a 6x6 paper pad, and a set of stamps (thanks Pinkfresh!!)

This card uses several Pinkfresh Felicity stamps: the houses (love how the tire tread pattern goes through them, and look ... it even matches the patterned paper!!), the "life is beautiful" secondary sentiment, the washi tape patterns below the houses, the flower cluster outlines, and the birds on wires on the card base. This card also has Felicity patterned paper on the base, as well as a "smile today" word sticker. The Winnie & Walter elements include the panel and the butterfly from Essentials: Audrey cutaways, and the "hello" from The big, the Bold and the Happy cutaways.
While I'm obsessed with using sequins on almost every card, it's nice to accent it with something else for a change, like this tiny wood veneer asterisk.

I also made a scrapbook page documenting one of my bucket list items for this year ... learning how to shoot photos in manual mode. It's been ridiculous. I've taken thousands of photos since my kids were born 11 years ago, bought a really nice camera and lens, use the photos in scrapbook pages and on canvases in my home, and all this time I've only shot in automatic mode. It was a disaster any time I tried one of the manual modes, and my kids were never one to sit patiently while I fiddle around with camera settings. So this year, one of my besties gave me a spot in a photography class. Life changing!! From that moment on, I've vowed that I will never again shoot in automatic mode. It's been a little rocky, but I feel myself getting better each time I pick up the camera (which usually is multiple times a day.)

The title is Winnie & Walter In a Word: Hello cutaway, paired with a banner from The Big, the Bold and Extras cutaways. The camera in the foreground is from one of my favorite older sets The Write Stuff: Picture Perfect, with an inset of patterned paper from the Felecity line. Behind the title I have two more sheets from the 6x6 patterned paper line.

The bird and phrase are Felicity die cuts (love that there is no work required to use them, I'm so used to stamping everything!) I stamped the camera bleeding off the right edge of the layout.

The birds on wires stamp was fun to use at the indention of my paragraph, and tied that section in with the bird pattern paper, the bird die cut, and the bird camera. It's hard to see, but above the photo of me shooting our models, I stamped a tiny "you + me" from The Write Stuff: Picture Perfect, because as much joy as I got from learning about my camera in the all-day class, it was also amazing to be sharing that experience with Brenda.

Here's one of the Felicity squiggle die cuts, layered over the washi tape stamp.  Such great space-fillers!
Are you ready for some challenge fun?! You can make anything inspired by the projects featured in the current day's post, with two $25 gift certificates up for grabs! There are also 2 sets of  the Pinkfresh Felicity collection packs being given away. Check it out all the details at Winnie & Walter!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my card and layout : )

Friday, March 18, 2016

Two Interlocking Hearts = 3D, Mailable Card

Hi Folks! Last week I showed a 3D diamond on a card base, and today I'm featuring a 3D heart that IS the card base! Check out the details and additional pictures on the Winnie & Walter blog.

The dimension you get from the rounded, faceted heart with the solid heart inside makes me so happy ... I've had this one on my desk for quite some time now : )

Thanks for stopping by!
- Kelly

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Calling All Sistah's Blog Hop - My Personal 30 in 30 Days Challenge

Hi Folks! For this month's breast cancer hop I really wanted to do something that mattered. Knowing myself, I probably wouldn't get around to sending a "check yourself" card to anyone (I am so behind on the birthdays as it is!!) I also started thinking of how I remember to check myself. A long time ago someone told me to put a sticky note reminder on my box of tampons. A place that I without a doubt visit every 28 days.

That's it! I wanted to share that tip with others.

Instead of a sticky note (c'mon, we're crafters for Heaven's sake!!) I die cut the Hope Fri-Die, added the reminder messages from the Calling All Sistahs stamp set, and attached a clothespin to the back of it all.

Now the recipient can clip this to her tampon box and have a pretty, visual reminder to check herself. If the recipient no longer has a need for such boxes like this, she can clip it to anything inside her linen closet, or anywhere else that she'd see on a monthly basis.

I love that these are SO EASY and SO QUICK to make. I could whip out a ton of these!

Looking at my calendar, I figured I would see at least 30 different women between now and April 17th. So I issued myself a challenge: Pass these out to 30 beautiful women in my life in the next 30 days. I have a feeling this will be easier than I think. Tomorrow I'm hosting 10 women for a bible group. There are PTO meetings, afternoons in the park, neighbors to see, Bunco night, so many different places filled with women. Some are my best friends, some I've only recently met, but it doesn't really matter because we're all in this together!!

Let's go get something started!!

The next lovely lady in this hop is Laura. If you'd like to start at the beginning, hop on over to CASual Fridays Stamps.

Now don't forget to check yourself!

I'm happy to share that CASual Fridays Stamps is now an official sponsor of National Breast Cancer Foundation! They will be receiving the 50% profit donation from this collection for 2016.
  Michele will be giving (3) $25 gift certificates to CFS randomly from comments left on all the blogs so it's important for you to leave some love on all the blogs to maximize your chance to win.
Winners will be announced on CFS blog on March 20th.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Multi Faceted & Multi Dimensional Goodness

Winnie & Walter Faceted Diamond

Hi Folks! I've been playing around with the Winnie & Walter faceted cutaways that were just released, and am excited to share this 3D project on the Winnie & Walter blog today! Feel free to head over if you'd like more details.

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I have another 3D card (folding flat, of course!) to share next week. Stay tuned!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Woodgrain and Flowers ... Related to Candles?

Hi folks! Candle flames everywhere are everywhere in my stamps this week. Earlier my flame came from a knot in woodgrain, and this time my flame comes from ...

a stylized flower from the CASual Fridays Mon Ami set (the smaller one on the left). I colored the image with copics and then cut the sections apart to use on top of the candles.

I do have actual candle flame stamps, but I went with these because 1) I like how they aren't all the same shape, especially since I am using a lot of them together, and 2) their waviness gives the sense of a flickering action.

This card is over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today if you'd like further details. Feel free to use my code "KELLY2016" which will save you 15% off any purchases at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Thanks for looking!