Thursday, August 17, 2017

Neat & Tangled Gift Certificate Winner and New Puppies!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to drop in and announce the winner for the Neat and Tangled Gift Certificate!

Thank you all so much for your sweet comment on my Neat & Tangled Birthday Celebration blog post! Congratulations Denise! I have sent you an email with your gift code in it.

On another note, many of you expressed your congratulations to my daughter Kaylea on her new puppy... well, I am not immune to the charms of new puppies, and I had to have one of my own too! So we now have TWO brand new babies in the house! Yikes! What was I thinking! They are so darling, and I adore them, but they are a lot of work! I had forgotten .... :) My life has been turned upside down!

Here is a picture of our new additions. The lighter one is my little girl Mabel, and the little dark one is Kaylea's little boy Tesla. They are an Australian Shepherd mix. 

So needless to say, I am struggling a little bit to keep up with things, but I'm hoping we will fall into a  nice routine soon! 

Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week and weekend!


Kay :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Neat & Tangled Happy Birthday and New Release

Hi there! I have so enjoyed being a part of the Neat & Tangled Design team this year, and I am thrilled to help celebrate their 5th birthday! 

I have a card to share with you today that I created using the adorable new set Wild Ones, Wild Ones Coordinating Dies, the new Hooray Dies, and Balloon Stencils!

I used Bristol board for my background, and I stenciled the balloons using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I splattered with a little bit of the ink mixed with water too. 

The cute little images were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies. They were adhered to the background with foam tape.

I cut out the Hooray die twice out of blue card stock and layered that onto the white background layer, then adhered that over the stenciled balloons with foam tape. I added a few sequins from the Peacock Feather sequin mix to finish it up!


For the Neat & Tangled birthday celebrations I get to give away a $15 dollar gift certificate! Just leave me a comment here by Sunday 13th August 11.59pm EST and I will pick a winner!

Be sure to check out all of the fun things going on at the Neat & Tangled Blog this week! 

And you can find the whole new release HERE in the store at Neat & Tangled!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Purple Onion Designs Anniversary Sale!

Hello! Purple Onion Designs is having an Anniversary sale this week and I have a couple of cards to share with you using some of their new products from the July release!

I created this card using Mountains, Beach Grass, Free Spirits and Buddy. I used Bristol Board, and stamped my image with black ink. I colored the images with Copic markers, then watercolored the sky and ground with Peerless watercolors.

The little dog, I fussy cut and added with foam tape.

For this card, I used the stamps, Mountains, Luggage Set, and Street. Just like the card above, I colored everything with Copic markers, then used Peerless watercolor on the sky and the dirt road.

I cut the Luggage Set out and added it last with some foam tape. The sentiment was heat embossed with white, cut out with a banner die and adhered with foam tape too.

Here is a list of all of the stamps I used for these two cards.

Beach Grass
Free Spirits
Luggage Set
Journey Sentiment Set

All of these stamps and the whole store at Purple Onion Design is on SALE this week for 25% off!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Whimsy Stamps Penguin and Bear

Hello! I am thrilled to be guesting with Whimsy Stamps again this month, and I have a cute card to share with you today! 

I'm using an adorable stamp called Penguin and Bear.

I stamped this cute image on Bristol Board and colored the main image with Copic Markers. I watercolored the background around the image with Peerless watercolor. 

I cut my colored panel out with a stitched rectangle die, and mounted it onto a card base that I had covered with patterned paper to match. I added a few tiny white dots with acrylic paint. The sentiment is from the Snowman and Friends stamp set.

You can check out the Penguin and Bear stamp and Snowman and Friends set  at Whimsy Stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Naughty Puppies

Hello! I am thrilled to be guesting with Whimsy Stamps again this month, and I have a cute card to share with you today! 

I'm using an adorable stamp set called Naughty Puppies for my card. I have puppies on the mind right now, because my brother's Australian Shepard just had nine puppies, and my daughter is getting one of them. We already have three dogs, but we love our pets, and she has been wanting a dog of her own for a long time now. I'm kind of excited too, because there is nothing better than a new puppy in the house! 

Isn't that an adorable image? So fun! Anyway, I used Bristol Board for my stamping. I really love it because you can use any medium on it. It blends wonderful with Copic markers and also for watercoloring and Distress Inks. I colored the cute little guy with Copic markers, then I watercolored in the background. 

I cut my design out with a stitched rectangle die, then mounted that with foam tape onto a card base covered with pink gingham paper. I then added a few little drops of Nuvo Crystal Clear drops.

You can check out the Naughty Puppies stamp set HERE at Whimsy Stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Neat & Tangled - Thankful Autumn

Hello! I'm here to share a card with you that I did with some fun Neat & Tangled products! I know, I know, it's another fall card. I figure if people can make Christmas cards all year, then I can make fall cards all year too :) Besides, it seems like Christmas sneaks up on us so fast, that Fall kind of gets squished out and left behind. Can't have that now can we?

For this card, I'm using the Triangle Patterned Builder dies, Maple Leaves Journaling Card, and Maple Thanks. The paper is from Doodle Bug Design. 

I started by cutting  a lot of the smallest triangles from the Triangle Pattern Builder Dies,  out of the fall colored patterned papers. I then drew a diagonal line across my white card base, and started piecing my quilt design. Once I had one row down against the line, lining up the other pieces by eye was a chinch! 

After I got all of my pieces glued down, I stamped the sentiments from the Maple Leaves Journaling card along the edges of some of the squares. Then I cut the Maple Thanks die out of white card stock and glued that down at an angle.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed my card!

Kay :)

Friday, July 7, 2017

Neat & Tangled July Release!

Hi there! Welcome to the final day of the May Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products are available in the Neat & Tangled Store NOW!

For my final card for the release countdown I used the new Triangle Coverplate Die along with the Together stamp set, coordinating die and some petals from Flower Medallion Builder. I cut the Triangle Coverplate die out of white card stock and layered that over some light green card stock.

 I cut the Together die out of light aqua card stock and layered that onto the white. I adhered this with foam tape and tucked the cut out flower petals underneath.

I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto white card stock with some light aqua ink and adhered that below the Together die with foam tape.

Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 

All of the new products that we have been showcasing this week are now available in the Neat & Tangled Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)