June 30, 2010

Celebrate with JustRite


I am all about celebrating Summer with all the deliciousness of sweet cherry pie!  I LOVE this paper from Graphic 45 called Bee's knees from their Times Nouveau Collection (I think it is the bee's knees!).  Then to add further pizzaz to my card I used JustRite's new rectangular nested stamps and sentiments!  The border is JustRite's Baroque Nested Frames and that gorgeous sentiment is from their All Occasion Nested Sentiments & Verse collection.  That yummy plump scalloped rectangle is a newer die template from Spellbinders called Big Scalloped Rectangle SM and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby :)


To make this card I layered the rectangle pieces on top of one another adding dimension with foam dots.  Inking the edges also provides definition and of course a little hand stitching for interest :)  The cherries are hand cut from the paper and adhered to the card with a foam dot!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have an amazing evening
Hugs
Kazan

June 29, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge 4th Style


JustRite has their new Friday Challenge up and running and it is a goodie.  This week the challenge is to design a card or project using: 1. a sketch 2. JustRite products 3. red, white and blue as your main color palette!  Super fun :)


The flowers are JustRites Breath of Spring Borders & Centers  which I stamped onto chipboard, colored with my Copics and then trimmed around the edges.  The rectangle border is JustRites Baroque Nested Frames  which I also stamped onto chipboard, trimmed with a craft knife and mounted onto patterned paper.  The oval die templates are Spellbinder's Mega Ovals Lg and Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals Lg 

You can find all the details of the challenge on the JustRite Stampers Blog and there are some fabby prizes to be won too :)

Have a great Tuesday
Hugs
Kazan

June 21, 2010

Party Time


We seem to be attending a ton of Summer birthday parties lately and I am in the midst of planning my own two girl's party.  It is a fun time of year to celebrate a birthday so I was totally inspired to make a birthday card using the printable stamps from The Cutting Cafe .  Regina has so many designs to choose from including these darling party hats from the Birthday Fun collection.  The Cutting Cafe is sponsoring 2 Sketches 4 You this week so hop on over and play - you could be this weeks Card of the Week Winner!

Happy First Day of Summer
Hugs
Kazan

June 17, 2010

A Perfect Day



 I was super excited when JustRite launched their brand new range - rectangular stamps with CLEAR Stampers.  Eeeek!!!  I love that it is easier to see where  you are stamping with the new stampers and that the new rectangular stamps are nested .  That means your get 3 nested designs with sentiments.  Oh my the possibilities are endless.


On this card I used the Baroque Nested Frames  which include 2 nested frames per design and 3 interchangeable phrases.  Then I used the sentiment from Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments & Verse  (loooove this font!!!) and then I had to sneak in the flowers from Beautiful Blossoms 




Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a lovely Thursday - almost weekend!
:)
Kazan

June 15, 2010

Moxie Fab: I want to ride my bicycle...


{The Song}
Queen

I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like


{The Challenge}
Moxie Fab World

This week Cath issued a challenge on Moxie Fab World to make a card with a bicycle theme.  I found this cutie from Cosmo Cricket's The Boyfriend chipboard collection.  The gorgeous little cloud background stamp is from Mint Motif and so is the Very Square Sentiment .  I die-cut a circle for the sun using Spellbinders Standard Circles Sm die templates - stitched along the circumference and stitched the rays.  The paper for the green hills is the Frond Collection available from iheartpapers.com.

{Links}


Once again a very busy day lies ahead for us so we are officially out until dinner.  The weather has finally warmed up for us to enjoy some summer sunshine!
Have a great day
Hugs
Kazan



June 11, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge


{JustRite Friday Challenge Card}
Share a favorite recipe

Friday is always fun because this is the day JustRite Stampers hosts their Friday Challenge.  This week Spellbinders is the sponsor.  The challenge is to create a  summer recipe card or share a fun recipe using JustRite stamps.

I have always wanted to make an easel card and this seemed like the perfect occasion.  The card is very simple to assemble. The first picture shows the card front.  I love these spooky graveyard deserts and so do my girls.  A picture of the delicious tombstones, dirt and worms gives your guests a sneak peek of the recipe to follow.




{Easel Card}

Once the card is opened it reveals the ingredients and recipe to make this decadent graveyard pudding.  What makes an easel card special is the way it opens and stands.  The 'button' spider holds the card front in place


{Products}

I used both JustRite stamps (Witch Way to the Treats) and Spellbinders die templates on my card.  To make the tag stamp the Trick or Treat sentiment on cardstock.  Cut the circle using Spellbinders S4-114 Standard circles Lg .    Stamp a wire fence background, from JustRite's Witch Way to the Treats collection, onto red paper and cut using Spellbinders Standard Circles Lg.  Mount your tag onto a scalloped circle cut using Spellbinders S4-124 Classic Scalloped Circles lg .



{Recipe}
Graveyard Deserts

Chocolate pudding mix * chocolate sandwich cookies * whipped topping * rectangular shaped cookies for 'tombstones' * gummy worms

Mix pudding according to package directions.  Crush chocolate sandwich cookies. Combine half cookies and whipped topping with pudding.  Refrigerate.  Before serving cut tips of graham crackers to form tombstones.  Stand tombstones up in the pudding and sprinkle with remaining crushed cookies to form 'dirt'.  Add gummy works and enjoy.

{Win}

To win a fabulous prize sponsored by Spellbinders simply enter a card in this challenge on the JustRite blog.  All the details can be found here: JustRite Blog 


Have a great weekend - we are going camping!
See you Monday
: ) Kazan

June 6, 2010

Ladybug favor Box


As July creeps closer I am thinking about little girl parties (both my girls have July b/days)  and all the fun stuff that goes along with planning these fun events.  One of my favorite themes for a little girl party is a Ladybug party.   Mint Motif has this adorable polka dot background stamp which was perfect for my little Ladybug.  Kimberly Crawford designed this box template which is a nice fit for the square stamps from Mint Motif.


{Ladybug Favor Box}
Instructions

I stamped the background with red ink on white cardstock.  After cutting out each square I mounted them onto black cardstock and trimmed to form a neat border.  Download the pdf box template and print onto white cardstock.  Cut, score and assemble the box according to the instructions.  Adhere the polka dot panels to the sides. Embellish with googly eyes, ribbon and pipe-cleaner antennae :)


{Links & Files}

Purchase Mint Motif stamps from i{heart}papers.com 


Have a lovely Sunday
Hugs
Kazan

June 3, 2010

Sew Lovely



2S4Y {hearts} Lawn Fawn for 2 reasons: 1. The gorgeous Kelly Marie is on our DT 2. Lawn Fawn is sponsoring us this week!  This is my card for Laura's sketch using Sew Lovely from Lawn Fawn.  I created this card with the help of a new nifty stampers aid on the market called the Position-it from the great folks at Scor-it.  Following is a quick tutorial on how you can create a perfectly aligned border with clear or rubber stamps and the Position-it:

{Stamped Border Tutorial} 
Position-it


1. First stamp your image on a strip of paper.  Align the image against the Sub-positioner and nudge everything firmly against the 'non-slip' main positioner.  Note how my paper lines up perfectly along the grid lines to help me keep my image straight.  I also used a small piece of masking tape to secure my paper to the board.  Note to Scor-it: Thanks for the large work surface - love that!

2. Next I stamped my image on the clear acetate sheet.  This enables me to see exactly where I want to stamp. Once you have everything in place secure you paper with a little tape and stamp away.

3.  Repeat the process until you have the desired number of stamps for your border.   Can you see that hole in the wood towards the top left?  The pegs that secure the main positioner to the board are removable so that you can easily slip your paper under the positioner as you move along stamping your border (yep I love that feature too Scor-it)

{Fixing Errors}



One of THE most frustrating things for me as a stamper is when I am almost done with my border and the final stamp is not inked enough!  Urgh!  With the Position-it you can finally put that concern to rest because you can stamp over and over on an image and get (near) perfect lines with no blurry vision or ghostly shadows.  It is really that great!

{Feeling Lucky?}

Ready to get your hands on one of these hot little numbers? You still have time to play along at 2 Sketches 4 You to stand a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Lawn Fawn Stamps and because it is our Anniversary we are also giving away a Position-it to one random player in the gallery. Details are all on the blog.

I am off to see my BFF's in SITC2 (yes I have heard the reviews but I have new Chinese Laundry shoes that are begging to be seen in public!)

Hugs
Kazan

P.S Since you asked here is a picture of my shoes :) and I LOVED the movie!




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