Wednesday, October 30, 2013

12 Kits with Kara!

It's time for another edition of The 12 Kits of Occasions and this month the amazing Kara is our hostess!  As you can see in the photo above, she sent us a gorgeous and elegant kit for autumn & Thanksgiving!

She sent us 3 sizes of glassine bags and these adorable place cards made with Papertrey Ink's "Places Please" stamp and die set.  I decided to make a favor for a Thanksgiving table.  Inside are some smoked almonds.  These would look so pretty at each place setting!  I used a sentiment from one of my own PTI sets "First Fruits" stamped in Delicata gold ink to match the lovely leaves Kara sent.  These would look so great printed with guests' names, though!

Next is an image from PTI's "Autumn Abundance" colored with Copics and glittered up a bit...

Used one of my Sizzix embossing folders with some Dark Chocolate cardstock.  Liked how the leafy pattern coordinated with the vase image.

More Copic coloring on PTI's "Autumn Hills" scene!

Colored it to match a panel that Kara sent that was stamped with PTI's "Leaf Prints."  SUCH beautiful colors she chose!

And last a CAS card that made me think of Kara herself!  A die cut "Thankful" mixed with some beautiful vellum leaves.  I absolutely LOVE this woodgrain paper she sent and will be ordering some!

It was very hard to photograph, but the leaves were scored down the center and folded a bit for dimension. I wanted them to look like they were floating.

There you have it!  I have so many things left, so I must come back with more cards to showcase Kara's kit. She is hosting a prize giveaway this month!  Leave a comment on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog HERE for your chance to win Papertrey Ink's "Places Please" stamp and die set!  You will also see the blog links for all of the kit team members, as well as a supply list for Kara's kit.

Thanks so much to Kara for this lovely kit!  Don't forget to check out our Pinterest Board HERE and our Facebook page HERE for more 12 Kits inspiration!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Bewitching Bedtime Story

Claire hosted another Pajama Party at Waltzingmouse Stamps on Friday.  While I couldn't participate this month, I did have time to make a card with Claire's "Bedtime Story" sketch!  You still have until next Friday to link up your creations HERE.  (Just scroll down to find the Mr. Linky set... it's the fourth challenge.)

And here is my card with the sketch using the Hocus Pocus set...

Used paper from Authentique's "Thrilling" Collection and some potion bubbles from Cicely at Halloween!

Made a little medallion using Memory Box's Woodrow Rosette die.  

So come join in the fun, it's not too late!  

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Challenge Chicks Halloween

Time for this month's edition of Challenge Chicks!   Kelli Jo issued a really fun make a Halloween card with NO orange, purple, or green!

I settled on a dark and light grey, white, and yellow combination. The images are from Waltzingmouse Stamps  Cicely at Halloween with 2 sentiments from Gracie at Halloween.

I colored her with Copic markers and then glittered up her hat and scarf with a Sakura Stardust pen.

I also used Amy O'Neill's awesome sketch featured at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Now's it's your turn to play along.  Upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CHXOCT13 or link your blog post to our Facebook page HERE.

Off to see some more Halloween creations with...