Friday, May 27, 2016

ADFD: Showcase - Magical Dancers

Hello and Happy Friday!!  We are showcasing some sweet little dancers on the A Day for Daisies blog today.  Be sure and stop by the ADFD blog for more beautiful projects.

I've created a watercolor background.  I'm in love with watercolor these days.  It makes me happy!! 
Recipe:
ADFD image - Magical Tulip Dancer
watercolor pencils
water brush
watercolors
Strathmore watercolor paper
Ranger heat tool
Tim Holtz - Stamper's Anonymous - Playful Journey - sentiment stamp
Kennedy Grace Creations - Sangria Sequins mix
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Cindy---

I'm entering this into the following challenge:
 Alphabet challenge:  G for Girlie
 Crafting For All Seasons#127:  Make it Girlie

CIU#97: Sketch Challenge

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Cut It Up blog.  This time our theme is Sketches.  Pick any sketch you like and include a die-cut on your project and you are good to go :-)  Our sponsor is:  As Cute as a Button.

The sketch I used is from:  Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #211.   This link has a ton of wonderful sketches :-)  I created this card for my daughter's 10th birthday.  We got her the WiiU game Guitar Hero, so of course that was the inspiration for my card.  I love how it came out!!



 
Recipe:
Rock Princess Cricut Cart - guitar @ 3", '10' @ 3/4", rock star @ 1 3/4"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @ 2 1/2"
The Paper Studio - Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun stack - all patterned papers
The Paper Studio - Music Notes embossing folder
Diamond Stickles
Black Diamond Stickles
pop dots
white pearl bling
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up.
 
Cindy---
 
I"ve entered this into the following challenges:

CC#326: Get Ready for Summer

Hello there!  It's Friday and that means it's time for another great challenge over on the Crafty Catz blog.  Our theme is Get Ready for Summer.  And our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Love this little hedgie digi :-)
Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Tulip Hedgie
watercolor pencils
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @ 2 1/2", scallop border @ 3/4"
buttons
paper scraps
jute twine
Impression Obsession - Mini Messages - sentiment stamp set
pop dots
Glossy Accents - ladybug
Star Dust STickles - flower

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Crafty Catz.

Cindy---

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

KGC - Showcase - Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose

Hello there!  All this week over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog there is more wonderful inspiration using the new releases for May :-)
 
I have a couple of cards using the Sweet Rose stamp set.
 
Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose stamp set
Kennedy Grace Creations - Hollywood Glam sequin mix
watercolor pencils
water brush
white pigment ink
black embossing powder
Ranger heat tool
Recollections doily
DCWV - Ghosts & Goblins stack - orange/yellow print dp

On this next card I used a technique that I'd never tried before.  I think it's called negative watercolor.  I stamped the image using white pigment ink and then heat embossed with purple neon embossing powder.  Then I watercolored around the image.  And I added some beads to the center of the flowers and some At the Beach sequins.


Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creaions - Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose set
Kennedy Grace Creations - sequin mix - At the Beach
watercolors
Strathmore watercolor paper
Zing - Neon purple embossing powder
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - hearts1 frame @ 5 1/4"
Glossy Accents

These beautiful stamps and sequin mixes can be found at the Kennedy Grace Creations store.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cindy---



Friday, May 20, 2016

Kennedy Grace Creations - Grand Opening Blog Hop Party!!!



Hello Crafty Friends! Wow, it has been a long time in coming but today is our official GRAND OPENING!  We are so excited for today!! We have been planning this for a very long time and can't wait to show you.  We have lined up some of the MOST AMAZING, talented ladies in the crafting world on our hop today!  We hope you will enjoy all the amazing projects they will be sharing!


Our Newest release is now available in the Kennedy Grace Creations Online Store.




First, I've got a card to share with you.  I wanted to do something a little different.  So, I stamped this fabulous Sweet Rose onto brown cardstock and then colored it with colored pencils.  And then I added some gorgeous Frosted Cupcakes sequins (one of my favorite mixes!!)
 
 
Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose stamp set
Kennedy Grace Creations - Frosted Cupcakes sequin mix
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @ 3 1/4", oval @ 1 1/4"
Cuttlebug - swiss dot embossing folder
pink organza striped ribbon
colored pencils
 
For my second project, I made a Birthday shaker tag.  It features a sentiment found on the Sweet Rose stamp set and the fabulous new sequins mix called Sangria.  I stamped the Happy Birthday on the tag 3 times without re-inking to give it a fading look. 
 
 
 
Recipe:
Kennedy Grace Creations - Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose stamp set
Kennedy Grace Creations - Sangria sequins mix
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cart- circle tag @ 3 1/2"
Teresa Collins - Stationery Noted - patterned paper
transparency
foam tape
3Girls Jam - crinkle ribbon- white
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Dusty Concord (to ink the ribbon)
red jute twine
Sew Easy floss - lilac
Glossy Accents

To celebrate our GRAND OPENING - Kennedy Grace Creations will be giving away 3 random winners $25.00 gift certificates to our Online Store.



All you have to do is :

Leave a comment on this blog post and on all of the stops along the hop.  I would love it if you would follow me, too :-)

 Your next stop on this Party Hop is Rachel's wonderful blog :-)
 
Here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way...
Guest Designer  - Cynde Whitlow 
Guest Designer - Laura Bassen
Guest Designer - Amy Rysavy
Cindy  -  you are here
Guest Designer - Carissa Wiley

Thank you so much for hopping along with us.   I hope you love our Grand Opening Release party!! 
 
Cindy---




ADFD#148: Vellum

Happy Friday!  It's time for a new challenge over on the A Day for Daisies blog.    Our theme is Add Vellum. 

I made a card with the front panel in vellum and then I added a patterned paper, ribbon and this fabulous image called "Magic Poppy Dancer".  I added another patterned paper to the inside so it would show through the vellum on the front.  I found some paper that was perfect for her.  Love it when that happens :-)

 Recipe:
ADFD image - Magical Poppy Dancer
watercolor pencils
white vellum
Kathy Davis - Ambrosia stack - all patterned papers
3 Girl Jam - crinkle ribbon - holly berry
Impression Obsession - Mini Messages stamp set - sentiments
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at ADFD.

Cindy---

Winter Wonderland - Non-traditional Christmas Colors

Hello there!  Another great Christmas challenge is starting up over on the Winter Wonderland blog today.  Our theme is Non-traditional Christmas colors.  (so basically anything except red and green).  Our sponsor is Crafts & Me.  Lots of great images to drool over for sure...LOL! 

I chose a vintage photo.  My mom and her older sister had a black and white portrait done next to a Christmas tree that had actual candles on it.  So, of course this one spoke to me :-)  Love it!  I don't usually do too many Vintage looking projects but this was fun!

Recipe:
Crafts & Me - A Christmas Wish
Prima - En Francais stack - all papers
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Vintage photo - all edges (and the lace trim)
Tim Holtz distress tool
Webster's Pages - Color Spring Market - lace trim
TPC Studio - Christmas Greetings stamp set
Winter Wonderland Cricut cart - tree @ 2 1/2"
tiny, silver bling on the candles on the tree

I cut the tags/tickets from the paper pad.  Too fun!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Winter Wonderland :-)

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following:
 Crafting for the Craic:  A Step back in Time
 Really Reasonable Ribbon #141:  Vintage w/lace or trim
 CRAFT challenge #364:  Christmas
 Crafting by Design:  Get Ready for Christmas
 Holly Jolly Christmas #72:  Lots of Layers