Saturday, September 6, 2014

Walking for Alzheimer's



Now I don't often post personal things on my blog but this is a cause close to our hearts in the Tate household and I would you to click and see if you would like to donate to this wonderful cause.

My husband lost his father to this cruel disease and is walking on September 6th to help raise money. You can find his donation page HERE
We appreciate your time and consideration.

Katie

Monday, September 1, 2014

BOO - Magnolia-Licious™ Fall Blog Hop

Happy Labor Day to all my US friends!
You will be glad you have a day off today (hopefully) as the team at Magnolia-Licious™ have a fabulous Blog Hop for you to enjoy!
We are all showing some Fall inspired projects so expect to see School, Pumpkins, Witches, anything that makes you think of Fall!
You should have come to me via Pattie Jo and I'm sure you loved her fabulous project! If you didn't then be sure to go back to the beginning at Magnolia-Licious™ so that you don't miss a spot!



Challenges:
All Crafts - Anything But a Card
Oldie but a Goodie - Anything But a Card
Left of Center - Alter It (the letters were chipboard to start with)
Patties Creations - Altered or Recycled
Frosted Designs - Break Out the Stamps
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bingo! (Paint, Blue (on Edwins pants) and Holiday (Halloween)
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes



Project Recipe:
Images - Summer Tilda with Flags, Gypsy Tilda, Sagittarius Tilda, Lucky Cowboy Edwin, Sherwood Edwin (link goes to mini), Edwin with Egg Basket, Tilda as a Clown, Bat Tilda and Pie Tilda
Letters - Craft Store
Rhinestones and Eye Brads - The Paper Studio
Ghost and Skeleton Stamps - Studio G
Glitter Paint - Folk Art Extreme Glitter Purple (I love this! the coverage is great and the sparkle just perfect)
Fence Punch - Spooky Fence by Martha Stewart
Bow Die - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Dainty Bows
Memory Box Dies - Graveyard Landscape, Ghastly Ghosts, Manor House, Perfect Pumpkins, Happy Halloween Border, Grim Cauldron and Spider Web Frame















Now you've seen my little piece of Halloween decor you must HOP ALONG to Suzi to see what wonderful creation she has in store!

I hope you enjoyed your little stop here and Happy Fall Y'all!

Katie



"More Than One Score at Scor-Pal" Challenge - Fun Storage Ideas

A new month means a new challenge at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal and this time we are looking for your "Fun Storage" themed projects.
You make an "Anything But a Card", a card with a fancy fold, anything as long as it has more than a single score and that you let us know where you used your Scor-Pal in the project.
I decided with the fact that the kids are back in school that a cute tote for all those pens, pencils, etc would make a great storage project!

Project Recipe:
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Paper - The Grade School Stack by DCWV
Wooden Ruler - Anna's Crafts





Challenges:
All Crafts - Anything But a Card
Oldie but a Goodie - Anything But a Card
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Wags N Whiskers - Back to School/For a Teacher
Going Grey - Back to School
Pinspirational - Back to School
Milk Coffee - Back to School
DL Art - Back to School
Sweet 7 - Back to School
Craft Your Passion - Back to School
4 Crafty Chicks - Something Old (the paper), Something New (the ruler)
Just Add Ink - Color Inspiration (Rainbow)













Although I didn't use a tutorial (played it by ear really), there is a tutorial on the Scor-Pal site for a 6 Pack Caddy that has a very similar design to mine. Each of my sections is 2" by 2" with plenty of room for school supplies on your favorite students desk :)
So I hope you enjoyed looking at this and please check out all the other projects at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal and then join in with our challenge!


Katie

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Grow Old With Me - PIO #35 - The Paper Nest Dolls - Punch It Out

This week over at Pile It On! we're looking for projects following the theme "Punch It Out".
You can use Dies as well but for the entry to count it MUST have a punched item on it.
I used a border punch and my favorite butterfly punch :)
We are sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls and got to use some of their cute images!

Challenges:
Dream Valley - Flowers (3 entries only)
The Shabby Tearoom - Celebrate with Flowers, Pink and Lace
Aud's Sentiments - Sentiment other than Birthday (5 entries only)
Moving Along with the Times - Stitch in Time (faux stitching)
Sassy Studios - All About the Love
A Creative Romance - A Touch of Kraft
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bingo! (Old (paper and doily), Punch and Wedding)
Treasured Times - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle/Anything Goes (1 entry only)
Art by Miran - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Country Wedding
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Blanc Boutique by The Paper Studio
Sentiment - Joanns
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Lace - Antique shop (airbrushed with R00)
Fabric Flower - Recollections (airbrushed with R00)
Pearls - Bridal Dept








Oh how cute are this couple? I had a lot of fun creating with this image and I wanted it to be soft and a little dusty just like your favorite cowboy! I airbrushed the fabric flower and the lace to match the soft pink on the brides dress.
Now it's your turn to create and share with us at Pile It On!

Katie

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pink Gem #127 - It's Summertime - Sunflower Sprinkles

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and our theme is "It's Summertime!"
Now you could do a beach scene, a day at the pool or like me a Summery scene with sunny Sunflowers!


Challenges:
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes (1 entry per week)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Art by Miran - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Aud's Sentiments - Sentiment other than Birthday (5 entries only)
Craft Your Passion - Summer Fun (3 entries only)
Dream Valley - Flowers (3 entries only)
The Sweetpea Stampers - Lots of Layers






Card Recipe:
Image - Sunflower Sprinkles
Paper - Spring Stack by DCWV
Sentiment - DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Butterflies - Mon Ami Gabi
Die Cut Border - The Paper Studio






Now I colored an additional sunflower and after fussy cutting the whole image I popped the flower on top for some extra dimension.
Now it's your turn, make the most of the rest of the Summer and join in with us at A Gem of A Challenge and Good Luck!

Katie

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Summer - Digital Delights - Beach Babe Britt

Time for another cute card featuring a super sweet from Wendy at Digital Delights!
Although school has started back here in the US many of my European friends still have a little time left to hit the beach and so I'm hoping that Beach Babe Britt will bring them some well deserved sunshine!

Challenges:
Bunny Zoes - Summer Colors
Crafty Bloggers Network - Summer Fun
Craft Your Passion - Summer Fun (3 entries only)
Little Red Wagon - Girl Power
Crafters Cafe - Punches/Dies
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Beach Babe Britt
Sentiment - Heatwave Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Little Princess by The Paper Studio
Striped Brads - The Paper Studio
Wooden Accents - Lara's Crafts
Oval Dies - Sizzix
Ribbon - Unknown






Now doesn't she look like she is in the mood for a little beach fun?
I hope you liked her.
Katie

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Magnolia-Licious™ Challenge - Frilly, Lacy, Feminine - Both Teams

Oh we have a treat for you over at Magnolia-Licious™ Challenge today as we have both teams with samples, so much gorgeousness to see!
We have a lovely theme for the challenge too, "Frilly, Lacy and Feminine" and so expect to see some very pretty cards.

Challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes (1 entry only)
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes (with rubber stamp)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers - Anything Goes
Stempel Sonne - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Flocking or Embossing Powder
A Little Bit Crafty - Sew What (mine is faux)(3 entries only)
Left of Center - Stitching (Real or Faux)
Dies R Us - Stitching (Real or Faux) and Dies
Dragonfly Dreams - Inspired by a Book from Childhood (The Secret Garden)
Corrosive - 3 B's (Border Punch, Brad and Bow)
Paper Creators - Bows, Bling and Blooms
Dream Valley - Flowers (3 entries only)
My Time to Craft - Food and Drink (in Tilda's basket)
We Do Doobadoo - Texture
Creative Corner - Girly
Whoopsi Daisy - Girly
Sweetpea Stampers - Embossing (3 entries only)



Card Recipe:
Image - Summer Buzz Tilda
Paper and Sentiment - Graphic 45 Secret Garden
Medium - Copic Markers
Circle Dies - Little B
Bow Die - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Die Dainty Bows
Border Punch - Martha Stewart Deep Edger Embroidery
Lace - Unknown
Pearls (colored with Copic G20) - The Paper Studio
Pearl Brad - The Eyelet Outlet
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Embossing Powders - Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel Aged Ivory and Vintage Lilac Opaque Sparkle by Recollections





I really enjoyed making this card with all the flowers and lace and pretties :) and I couldn't decided on which embossing I liked the best for the circle so I went with the Aged Ivory enamel first and then reheated it and added the lilac for a little touch of sparkle afterwards (there was faux stitching on the edge but the embossing covered it so I stitched a little more on the card base and the patterned layer)
And I love this new bow die, will be using a lot, I'm sure of that!
So I hope you liked this and that you will get a little Frilly and Lacy with us and enter at the Magnolia-Licious™ Challenge

Katie

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beach Bums - Paper Nest Dolls - Boogie Board Owen

Good Morning!
Today I have another card showcased on the Paper Nest Dolls blog and want to share it with you :)

Challenges:
Bunny Zoes - Summer Colors
Crafty Bloggers Network - Summer Fun
4 Crafty Chicks - Let's Get Masculine
Hanna and Friends - Sun, Beach, Sea
Crafts 4 Eternity - Oh I do like to be besides the Seaside
Allsorts - Warm Sunshiny Colors
Pumpkin Spice - Children
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - K is for Kraft (10 combined challenges max)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Docerela - Anything Goes


Card Recipe:
Image - Boogie Board Owen
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Summer Magic Stack by DCWV
Corrugated Cardstock - Naturals by DCWV
Sentiment - Down By The Sea by Bo Bunny
Wooden Boat - Provo Craft
Chalk Ink - Prima






So there you are, a little beach card to bring some Summer into your day no matter where you are!

Katie

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Backpack Gift Bag - Scor-Pal™ Back to School Week Tutorial

It's my turn to share a tutorial for "Back to School" week at Scor-Pal!
I decided to go with a backpack style gift bag, perfect for a little gift for your favorite teacher to start their year off right.




Project Recipe:
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Paper - The Grade School Stack by DCWV
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon





The backpack starts with cardstock 12" by 8". On the 12" side score at 5" and 7". Rotate to the 8" side and score at 1", 2", 6" and 7"



Burnish all score lines and snip on the flaps as in the photo



Score on the center of the flaps and bend inwards as in the photo.



Remove one flap from the each side (opposite sides) on the long side as they make the sides too stiff to fold. Add Scor-Tape to the flaps as shown.



Remove the cover on the Scor-Tape and adhere the sides to form the gift bag.



To make the flap use a piece of cardstock 5" by 4", score at 1" and 3" on the 5" side. (I will admit I would make this a little shorter next time but wanted to show exactly how this one was made). I would have scored at 1" and 2" and made the length 3" not 4". Angle the corners as shown in the photo.





The straps are made from 6" by 1" scored at 1/2" and 5 1/2"



Add Scor-Tape to the 1/2" flaps



Add the straps and then decorate to your style.









I made 2 slits in the flap and the backpack and threaded ribbon through to form a closure.
I hope you enjoyed this and have enjoyed all the projects this week, if you have missed any please go and check them all out.


Challenges:
All Crafts - Anything But a Card
Oldie but a Goodies - Anything But a Card
Craftin Desert Divas - Back to School
Di's Digis - Back to School
Whimsy Inspires - Back to School
Add a Little Dazzle - Back to School
Ruby's Rainbow - Back to School
CCEE Stampers - Back to School
Cute Card Thursday - Back to School
Bloggers Challenge - Back to School in Style
Wags N Whiskers - Back to School/For a Teacher
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)



Katie