April 29, 2009

Still not quite Summer...

This is a card I made for some Design Team work at Embellished Scrapbook Shoppe. I worked from one of Ali's sketches and boy is it fun to be creative off someone else's sketch for a change - looove that! It also seems rather fitting to post a card of a snowflake now because Colorado is kind of limping into Summer. Just when the snow/blizzards and all that seemed so last week we get the news to expect a cold front on Friday - now that may or may not mean more snow! Will let you know Friday *wink*
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Don't forget to comment on my previous post to be eligible to win a RAK from me - Bitten by the Bug has a mini-blog hop going on and several other designers are taking part too. Details just below...
Hugs K.
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April 27, 2009

Rock Stars & BBTB Rak

This week we bid a fond farewell to our 2 Sketches 4 You Design Spring Design Team. The past 3 months has been a wonderful journey of sharing & pure inspiration as they delivered their fabulous interpretations on the sketches Laura and I created week after week. I loved working with each each one of you and am going to miss you all at 2S4Y but I will continue to follow your paths on your personal blogs as you are all Card Rock Stars in my eyes. Hugs & Love!
Bitten by the Bug RAK
Doodlecharm's Border Cut was the assignment this week at Bitten by the Bug. I decided to make the cute Fall Leaves border design for my Cookie Presses. I also found this super easy and delicious All-in-One Cookie recipe from Martha Stewart to complete the set. Some of the Design Team members over at Bitten by the Bug are participating in a RAK giveaway on their blogs.
I am giving away this Cookie Press set to someone that leaves me a comment on this post ;) Random Org will randomly select a winner on Sunday! If you would like to see who else is giving away goodies hop on over to Marina Vazquez's Blog *wink*.
Hugs to all of you.
Happy Monday
Kazan

April 24, 2009

Once a month Design Team members on Embellished Scrapbook Shoppe comes up with ideas to incorporate product on both cards and layouts. This month we wanted to find fun ways to use our ribbon scraps. I love my ribbon collection and hesitate to throw away even the smallest of offcuts. These taggies are a fun easy way to use those scraps...just take a small section of ribbon, fold over, attach to your card and finish off with a button or two.
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Have a fun crafty Friday
Hugs
Kazan

April 20, 2009

Thank You Spellbinders

I have a ton to share this week so let me first begin with a bit of inspiration...
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The Bitten by the Bug team was very fortunate to work with the fantastic vintage images from
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Molly
I bet the name Molly Peckham is familiar to many of you - she is one very talented crafter and on several big name Design Teams - AND she is doing a feature of 2 Sketches 4 You on her blog:
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You are going to love her work - so stop on over and say hi - don't forget to see the 'little' write-up she did about us too - can we say a 'whoot-whoot" :)
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The Spellbinders team returned from the most amazing retreat yesterday. It was 5 days of pure adrenalin energy with the most amazing group of girls eva. Words cannot explain the sensory overload of pure excitement that happened in Phoenix this past week. I am so excited to embark on this journey with Spellbinders and I am even more excited to share with you the most amazing projects. We all love our Nestablities and I promise you that is just the tip of the iceberg..so stay tuned! - oh yes and this picture was taken in our room on the king size bed - lets just say that the Spellbinders Cross Promotional companies were very very good to us all :)
We LOVE you Spellbinders!
Have a fantastic week - Hugs K

April 15, 2009

I made this card for Laura's 3rd Sketch for the Ett trykk magazine feature on 2 Sketches 4 You. Our friend Aashild Ruud, together with her partner Annie, publishes the magazine in Norway and it really is fabulous - I hope it hits U.S shores in the very near future. You can see Laura's sketch and her interpretation of it on her blog: A Day in the life of the Paper Poppy
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Denver is experiencing Winter like weather while here in Phoenix it is going to be a gorgeous sunny day. The Spellbinders Team is having a fantastic time together - this is going to be a great year for sure! :) .
Don't forget the 2S4Y Design Team call going on right now over at 2 Sketches 4 You - if you ever wanted to be on a Design Team we would love to see your work.
Have a fantastic Friday
Hugs
Kazan

BBTB & Inspirational

I love Bitten by the Bug 24/7 :) This week all the designers worked with the 24/7 cut to create their projects.  They are all so cute - see for yourself here: BBTB
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Yay guess who is featured on Inspirational today? ME :)!!! I love that website - thank you so much for the recognition ladies - the feeling of admiration is mutual.
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I am having the best time in at the Spellbinders Retreat :)
Hope you are having a great week too.
Hugs.
Kazan

April 13, 2009

A DT Call & A DT Retreat :)

This is going to be such an exiting week for me..
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First of all 2 Sketches 4 You is having our Summer Design Team Call! We are so excited to see the entries and who we get to work with for the next 3 months. I hope you all are considering entering :) Here are the details: 2S4Y Design Team Call I made this card for my sketch this week. I used the gorgeous stamp lines from DeNami Designs - Love her products so much :)
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Secondly I leave this week for Arizona!!! Yes the time has finally arrived for the Spellbinders retreat with all the other Designers. I am super super excited and can't wait to fill you all in on this amazing experience.
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I hope you have a wonderful Monday - we leave to get Grandma from the Airport soon - she is coming to help out while I am away. The girls are VERY excited :) .
Hugs
Kazan

April 10, 2009

Toot!

It may not seem like it but I have been creating all week but unfortunately have nothing I can share right now. What I can share with you is that one of my projects has been picked up by Scrapbook Trends Holiday Idea Book and I am super excited because it is one of my favs (the publication and the project *lol*).
If you are celebrating Easter this weekend I hope you have a wonderful time with those near & dear to you.
Hugs Kazan

April 6, 2009

Happy Birthday for BBTB

Over at Bitten by the Bug we used the ultra cute Happy Birthday sentiment from the Hello Kitty Cartridge. You can see all the great projects from the other Design Team members at
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My week is crayzeeee!!!!! See you all later
Hugs
Kazan

April 2, 2009

A few Projects

This is the card I made for my final DT submission for Spellbinders. As many of you know I love making shaped cards and my new thing lately also seems to be cake shaped cards :) One of the requirements was that we had to use both the butterflies and hearts on our project. You can find these beautiful die-cuts at: Spellbinders here and here.
This week the Bitten By the Bug team worked with the very cute Bunny on the Doodlecharms cartridge. I could not resist making little noses and whiskers out of twine. All the bunnies are super cute that the Design Team created - take a look here at: BBTB Finally I would like to share with you the 3rd sketch I made for the Norwegian Magazine Ett trykk. This is my card for the sketch. Laura also made a card following my sketch which you can see on her blog: A Day in the Life of the Paper Poppy.
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I hope your week is going a little less hectic than mine.
Hugs
Kazan

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