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

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cuddly Buddly New Releases - North Pole Christmas Trees

Here I am with the fourth and final card from the gorgeous new releases in the Clear Stamps at Cuddly Buddly
I went with a pretty clean and simple design (compared to my other cards anyway), and stamped a trio of trees from the Jolly Santa Set as the focal point of the card.

Challenges:
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Brown Sugar - Use Kraft
Papertake Weekly - To Die For
PDE Linky Party - Punches or Dies
Creative Card Crew - Embossing
Eclectic Paperie - Embossing
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas with Embossing
ABC Christmas - Christmas and Q is Quick and Easy
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - Christmas
My Perfect Life - Christmas
Penny's - Christmas, Children or Critters
Deep Ocean - Christmas in August





Card Recipe:
Image and Sentiment - Jolly Santa Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Unknown
Embossing Folder - Happy Holly
Frame Dies - Nellie





Coloring with Copic markers on Kraft colored paper is certainly a little different from on white but I love the soft and vintage feel it gives to the image and the whole card.
I hope you have enjoyed the cards from this August release, be sure to be back on September 1st for the start of a new month and whole new set of stamps with sample to get you creating!
Also if you want to be a part of the fabulous Cuddly Buddly team then they are having a Design Team Call and you can find all of the details HERE and Good Luck!

Katie

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Smokin' Hot - Digital Delights - Grilling Percy

It's Thursday and time for another card featuring an image from Digital Delights!
School starts here on Monday and so we are going to be grilling up a storm this weekend as it is our last weekend of Summer and so I thought that Grilling Percy was the perfect star for this weeks card!

Challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network - Summer Fun
Sailing Pineapple - It's Summer
Papertake Weekly - To Die For
PDE Linky Party - Punches or Dies
Crafty Creations - Old Stash (stickers and paper)
Creative Moments - Animals
Crafters Cafe - Square Cards Only
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes




Card Recipe:
Image - Grilling Percy
Sentiment - Smokin Hot from Backyard BBQ Sentiment Set
Paper - Unknown
Medium - Copic Markers
Embellishments - Target
Oval Dies - Sizzix






I hope you enjoyed this little guy and thanks for visiting!
Katie

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to School - "W"ednesday at Magnolia-Licious™

It's "W"ednesday at Magnolia-Licious™ and today I am sharing a super cute card from the Wild Rose Studios collection!
Each "W"ednesday our designers take turns to share cards and projects featuring stamps sold at Magnolia-Licious™ other than the Magnolia stamps and it is a nice way to share with you the other goodies that Diana carries.

Challenges:
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes (with rubber stamp)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes Square
Clear It Out - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas - Back to School
Crafty Sentiments - Back to School
Di's Digis - Back to School
Whimsy Inspires - Back to School
Fairytale - Back to School Bingo! (Girls, School, Blue, Red and Yellow)
The Stamping Boutique - Red, Blue and... (yellow)
Paper Minutes - Die Cuts
Paper Take Weekly - To Die For
PDE Linky Party - Dies or Punches


Card Recipe:
Image - Emily Walking by Wild Rose Studios
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Karen Foster
Paper - Beautiful Life by My Minds Eye
Scallop Circle Die - Sizzix
Border Punch - Triple Dot by Martha Stewart
Buttons - Unknown
Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Wooden Ruler - Lara's Crafts
Chalk Ink - Edger by Prima in Attic Dust







School here starts on Monday so we are all school, school, school and so this one seemed perfect for this week and I hope you liked it too!

Katie

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Magnolia-Licious™ Challenge - Anything Goes

It's everyone's favorite theme at the Magnolia-Licious™ Challenge, it's "Anything Goes!"
It is Team B's turn to share their creatons and I decided to go with an image from the latest collection Pink Lemonade and she is just like me, always in the garden growing stuff!
I must admit though, I wish I looked half as adoarble when I was gardening, I'm usually sweaty, dirty and grumpy, not clean, smiley and cute!
Have you checked out all the changes at the Magnolia-Licious™ Store recently? It had a complete overhaul, new artwork, easier navigation, if you haven't dropped by then I highly recommend a visit!

Challenges:
Moving Along with The Times - A Little Vintage
Magnolia Down Under - Shabby Chic
We Do Doobadoo - Shabby Chic
Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda and Sentiment
A Little Bit Crafty - Sew What (mine is faux)(3 entries only)
Fussy and Fancy - Bingo! (Pearls, Stitching, Message)
Stamplorations - Die Cuts (3 entries only)
Cheery Lynn Designs - Doilies (and CL die)
Creative Card Crew - Embossing
Eclectic Paperie - Embossing
Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes (with rubber stamp)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes (1 entry only)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes





Card Recipe:
Image - Tilda in the Garden
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Antique Paperie by Colorbok
Paper - Linen Closet by DCWV (old version)
Doily Die - English Tea Party by Cheery Lynn Designs
Pots Die - Garden Pots by Memory Box
Oval Die - Sizzix
Chalk Ink - Edgers by Prima in Old Road
Embossing Enamel - Shabby Green by Stampendous
Grass - Savannah Grass Stems
Leaf Pins - Maya Road
Lace - Mon Ami Gabi
Pearl Brads - The Eyelet Outlet
Flowers - Recollections
Mini Tools - Unknown






The sentiment should bring a smile to many of my friends my age and older, remember the sitcom "The Good Life" as it was in Britain, renamed Good Neighbors on PBS for my US friends, Tilda reminds me of the Felicity Kendal character Barbara ;)
I thought the Shabby Chic feel was perfect for this image and when I found the mini tools in my stash I knew I was on to a winner. I added the Shabby Green Frantage Embossing Enamel to the edge of the oval mat to give a little more texture, I love how it has glitter for some sparkle and the enamel particles for an aged feel, just the finishing touch I needed.
Anyway I hope you liked her as much as I do and go ahead and grab your favorite Tilda or Edwin, create a card and share in our "Anything Goes" theme at the Magnolia-Licious™ Challenge!

Katie

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes - Country Apple Ellie

It's time for another challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls and as always it is Anything Goes!

Challenges:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Pennys - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes (1 entry per week)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes Square
Scrappers Delight - Dies
Clear It Out - Embossing
Creative Card Crew - Embossing
Eclectic Paperie - Embossing
Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing
Creative Corner - Autumn is Coming


Card Recipe:
Image - Country Apple Ellie
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Tiny Woods by Kaiser Craft
Corrugated Cardstock - DCWV
Apple Brad - Bo Bunny Apple Cider
Dies - Oval and Elegant Oval by Spellbinders
Embossing Folder - Medium Dots by The Paper Studio
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Apple Punch - Unknown
Sentiment - Walmart
Chalk Inks - Old Road and Attic Dust Chalk Edgers by Prima






This is my first "Fall feeling" card of this year and every year I enjoy coloring more and more in these colors so here's to many more this cooler weather season :)

Katie