February 27, 2010


I figured since I made a boy card a few days ago I would follow it up with a little girl card.  On this one I pulled out all the stops & loaded up on girly goodies.  I used silk ribbon (which I kept from a Baby Gap gift), Basic Grey Paper, stitching and lots & lots of pink.  That beautiful sleeping baby image is from Crafty Secrets and the stamp is JustRite's Joyful Hearts Borders & Centers Oval .  The die templates are from Spellbinders and include Labels Four and Big Scalloped Ovals SM .

Now for the Whoot-Whoot news...I am so excited to announce that I will once again be designing for Spellbinders. The new team for 2010 was announced this morning and includes the most talented group of woman imaginable. Congrats to everyone that made it - this is going to be a year to remember!

A.J. Otto
Ashley Cannon Newell
Deborah Young
Gina Hanson
Judy Hayes
Julie Overby
Kazan Clark
Kimberly Crawford
Latisha Yoast
Mona Pendleton

I hope you are having a great weekend so far - we will be watching the Olympics while enjoying some family time.

Take care
:) K

February 26, 2010

Time to Win with JustRite's Friday Challenge

JustRite Stampers has their new Friday Challenge up and once again an opportunity for you to win a $50 gift certificate towards JustRite Stamps. They have also added more prizes to their challenges - so those entries who receive an Honorable Mention get to win a $15 gift certifcate to JustRite! Can we say a collective "WhooHoo"!!
The challenge this week is to use your JustRite stamps on a layout! Now it seems like 4 eva ago since I did a scrapbook page - just too busy with my cards! This was a fabulous opportunity to do a page featuring Alex at the aquarium (those fish behind her are real and in a huge tank - in fact it took her quite a bit of convincing to sit for this picture). I love journaling on my pages but sometimes the sentiment from a stamp simply says it all..

For this project I used the Romantic Sentiments Set from JustRite which fits 1 5/8" and 2" stampers. The die cuts are Spellbinders Lotus Border Petites, Blossom Two Nesties, Standard Circles Lg, and the Lotus Pendant.
To find out all the details of this challenge simply visit the JustRite Blog .
Can't wait to see your projects

February 24, 2010

A Heart that Loves...

I have a curios habit: Whenever I need to make a card for a specific occasion I never dig into my stash of cards - lying in a box in my craft cupboard - instead I make one from scratch.  This little quirk may however change with this darling stamp set, Friendship Set from JustRite Stampers.  The sentiment is so sweet and applies to just about anyone I know that is over the age of *ahem* 39 ;)  Here are the supplies and instructions on how I made this card...
What you will need:
Stamps: JustRite Friendship Set (JB 08730) which fits a 3 1/4" wood stamper.  I also used the adorable Demi Dot Circle Frame from DeNami Design.  
Paper: October Afternoon and cardstock from AC Cardstock Summer.  
Accessories: Zing Embossing Powder, Versamark Watermark Stamp pad. 
Die Templates: Spellbinders  Fair Isle Border Petites, Lg Scalloped Octagons, Standard Circles Lg.  Markers: Copic
Constructing the card:
Double mat a strip of patterned paper and green paper to orange and pink cardstock.  Adhere to the front of your 6x6 card base.  Die-cut a scalloped border and embellish with ribbon and adhere to the front of the card with foam dots.  Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using the watermark stamp pad.  Dust with embossing powder and set with a heat tool.  
Position two of your circle die-templates around the sentiments.  Place them cut side down and secure with tape then flip the set over to cut sentiment frame.  Stamp the cake image on white carstock and color using makers. Neatly trim around edge.  Stamp and emboss dotted circle border on blue cardstock and assemble with stamped frame and image. Mount onto black scalloped die and adhere to the front of the card with foam dots.
You still have time to enter this weeks challenge at JustRite Stampers to win $50 worth of Stamp goodies. Details HERE...
Have a great Wednesday

February 22, 2010

He's all Boy...

It is not often that I get to make 'boy' cards so I always feel a little out of my comfort zone on the subject; however this one was rather fun to compile.  I started off with Laura's sketch @ 2 Sketches 4 You and the 'It's a Boy' stamp from Infinimentscrap.  They are the sponsors this week at 2S4Y.  From there it developed to trams, stars, twine and dog-eared corners.  The paper is My Mind's Eye (Check Him Out) and the embellies are Cosmo Cricket (Jack's World). Hope you can join us this week because there is an awesome little gift voucher to be won for COTW.
Have a fantastic Monday

February 17, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge - WIN $50 JustRite Voucher

**Details at the End of this Post**
About this Card:
I simply adore this sentiment: 'Plant a Little Love and Watch a Miracle Grow' from the January JustRite Stampers release: Plant a Little Love Borders & Centers Round 3-1/4" . The set comes with four different flower centers and 4 different borders and fits a 3-1/4" Stamper.
What you will need:
To make this card you will need Plant a Little Love Borders & Centers Round 3-1/4". The basics including red. black and white cardstock. Patterned paper - I used Apron Strings from Cosmo Cricket, gems, Copic Markers and Spellbinders™ die templates S4-114 Standard Circles Large and S4-204 Fleur De Lis Pendants.
Making the Card:
Stamp the JustRite Plant a Little Love Poppy image onto white cardstock and color using Copic Markers. Cut out the image using one of the Nesties® circle die templates. Stamp the JustRite Plant a Little Love sentiment onto white cardstock and cut out using two of the Nesties® circle die templates. Cut a window into the front of the card using a circle die template. Mat red cardstock onto white cardstock and cut a window out from the center. Adhere to the front of your card so that the openings line up with one another. Adhere the sentiment frame over the opening with foam dots. Cut 12 petals from die template and position around the perimeter of the sentiment. Embellish with gems. Adhere stamped image to patterned paper and secure to the inside of the card so that the image is visible through the window.
**JustRite is hosting a Beautiful Botanicals Challenge on their blog - and you could win a $50 Gift certificate. Take a look at Sharon's gorgeous project and details of the challenge HERE**
That was fun! Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening. Thanks for stopping by

February 15, 2010

No plane no prob...

I am in the mood for change! - can you tell by this weeks card? Ha! Kev and I spent our Anniversary (yesterday) watching Remodelling/decorating shows on TV and planning ideas for this and any future homes. I translated my desire to spruce up by making a card for this weeks sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. The sponsor is InStyle Stamps who provided the design team with images to work with - including this darling little birdhouse. I wanted to create 'something' for my title and thought a little airplane would be perfect - no plane no problem...I custom made this one especially for this card :) Other fave products here include Copic Markers and October Afternoon paper.
Have a great Presidents Day!

February 10, 2010

JustRite Stampers Design Team

Today I can officially announce that I am joining the ranks of some very talented cardmakers as part of the JustRite Stampers Design Team. I have been a huge fan of JustRite stamps for quite some time and now I get to play to my hearts content - learning and sharing as I go along and hopefully bringing you all a bit of inspiration along the way.
The card I created for my debut came together rather quickly using a bunch of my favorite manufacturers and companies. The sentiment is from the JustRite Stampers January/February New Releases called Stitched with Love Borders and Centers Round, which I stamped onto the Spellbinders S4-230 Labels Six die template.
To get your sentiment perfectly centered first stamp the sentiment onto your cardstock. Position your die template, with the cut side down, over the sentiment and secure with a little tape. Now you can flip the die template and cardstock over and run it through the Wizard. A little pastel dusting along the embossed edges gave it the vintage look to match the paper. I used my Copic markers to color the buttons and added a bit of green to the leaves. The delicious looking paper is from some of my favorite manufacturers including October Afternoon's Good Junk, g.c.d Studio's Colored Birds and Pebbles Lil'Miss collection.
To make the card simply mount your patterned papers to cardstock and stitch along the edges. Adhere patterned paper to the front of your card base and secure the ribbon along the width of the card. Using adhesive attach the front panel over the ribbon. Finish by securing the sentiment and embellishments.
Thanks so much for stopping by - I can't wait to share my next JustRite project with you.

February 4, 2010

Welcoming Jenn's Baby Card Challenge

Products: Starving ArtistampsSpellbinders and Copics
Starving Artistamps is hosting the neatest challenge on their blog: They are requesting card makers to make a baby card for one of their designers, Jenn McMillan, and then mail the card to Jenn who is expecting a baby girl in February.  I remember receiving so many cards and well wishes when I had my little ones and it felt wonderful.  So this is my card for Jenn :)  Oh yes, almost forgot to mention that you can win a free set of SA or DF stamps and a free set of sentiments!
:) Kazan

February 2, 2010

MoXiE FaB - TaInToR-tUdE

Cath has an awesome challenge going on at Moxie Fab World. The request is to create a card using the style of the very witty, super clever and oh-so-fabulous Ann Taintor. This is my take. The sentiment reads:
"Oh Darling! It has always been about Moi"
My Mom is heading back to South Africa after a lovely long visit. It is going to take a while for me to get back to doing things without her....I miss her already :)
Happy Wednesday

February 1, 2010

A heart to snuggle

I have been meaning to make a shaped card for a while now and then it dawned on me to do a shaped sketch for 2 Sketches 4 You! The sponsor this week is KLM Designs and this image worked perfectly on my round card. The paper is brand spanking new October Afternoon and of course the die-templates are all Spellbinders!
I have some great news to share - I can barely stand it but it will have to wait just a little while longer...I find it incredibly hard to keep a secret so I will just sign off to avoid temptation *wink*. Have an awesome Monday