Hi everyone! Welcome back for another month of the 12 Kits of Occasions. This month was newcomer Nancy, who blew us away! Not only was it supplies, it was a BOX of supplies including watercolor paint, pencils, and tons of beautiful and intricate dies, and new stamps that I've never laid my hands on. I definitely had to ask questions, because I'm not used to these supplies, but it was so fun! On the first card I used the masking fluid she sent to paint over the flowers so that when I watercolored they would stay white, wow, it was neat! You just rub it away at the end! As always, I could have made a ton more cards, but I'm happy with what I created for now (after I see everyone else's cards I'm going to want to bust this kit out again :) Make sure to stop by the 12 Kits blog afterward to see what all my talented friends created as well!
Monday, February 29, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
I've always loved Elena's adorable style, so when I saw that she created the Lumberjack Love set for Neat & Tangled, I just had to have it! They are having a challenge this month that is watercoloring. Well, I've never really experimented with it much, but I decided to use watercolor painting with a stencil...is that weird? Anyway, those stars in the background are watercolored in case you can't tell.
Here's a link back to the challenge in case you would like to play along yourself.
Stamps: Neat & Tangled
Mountain Die: PTI
Cardstock & Ribbon: PTI
Stencil: Simon Says
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Another My Favorite Things sketch challenge! And this week I did 2 things I don't normally do, masking and used a stencil! And I LOVE the results! I think this card turned out so adorable that I'm definitely making another. I only with I had more of those wooden glasses, they are too darn cute :)
Cats & Sentiment: MFT
Stitching Stamp: PTI
Glasses: Unknown, just from my stash!
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Back for another MFT challenge, but this time a color challenge. Sketch challenges are my favorite, but a good color challenge is fun, too :) So I used the chef again, isn't he cute? I also curved the sentiment to go along with the curve in the scribble. And the white shape is left over from a cut with the wonky frames...couldn't let it go to waste ;)
Heart Die: Sizzix
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Yay! I got my new chef set from the most recent MFT release and was excited to use it on this week's sketch challenge. He is so cute! I also used my new inside and out stitched rectangles. I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day. I got to organizing and cleaning out my stash a bit, so you will likely be seeing some things for sale soon! Here's this week's sketch:
All stamps: MFT
Tag Die, Cardstock & Patterened Paper: PTI
Stitched Rectangles: MFT
Posted by The Paper Parade at 6:19 PM
Monday, February 8, 2016
Here's this week's sketch:
I went with the adorable Cheeky Monkey set again so that I could create some more Valentine's cards. I made 4 of these (thanks for that advice, Jennifer McGuire!)
Cloud Die: Mama Elephant
Balloon Dies: MFT
Pierced Rectangle: MFT
Heart Punch: SU
Stamp set: MFT
Cloud Paper: Amuse
Monday, February 1, 2016
Hello crafting friends! Back for another MFT Sketch Challenge. Here is the inspiration photo:
And here's my design using "Cheeky Monkey"
I'm following Jennifer McGuire's advice, and I created 4 of these cards in one sitting...now I have 4 Valentine's all ready to go!
The hearts are a Sizzix die (big heart) and SU punch (3 little hearts)
Patterned paper: Lawn Fawn
Happy & Banner Die: PTI
Pierced Rectangle Die: MFT