KGC – Just a Rose

Hi all!  Welcome to the August release & blog hop for Kennedy Grace Creations!
For my cards, I used the Just a Rose stamp set.  Believe it or not, I used the same embossing powder on each card.  It’s WOW! Florida Sunset embossing powder and it is so gorgeous!  My mind was blown when I did the black card and had a completely different result! I kept my cards really simple, allowing for the roses to pop.  On the first card, I embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder over VersaFine Onyx ink.  I added in sequins from Hollywood Glam and Moonbeams.

 

KGC HBD Aug Rose
KGC Congratulations Aug Rose
For my second card, I went with a big sophistication factor.  I used a gold card base and allowed the black & gold panel to pop.  The sentiment is from Grace’s Happy Heart.  The sequins are from Mocha Vanilla Latte.

 

 

 

 

To celebrate or August Release we will be giving away to 1- lucky winner a $15.00 gift certificate 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.
 Now lets get this party started!!!
First up we have the beautiful and talented –  Cammy {you are here!}
Thank you so much for stopping by today I hope you love our August Release party!!

KGC – Sunflowers for You

Hi there!  I’m up on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.  Before we start peeking some new products from Kennedy Grace Creations, I wanted to share with you a quick one featuring the Beautiful Blooms – Sunflower  that was released last month.

When I was growing up, we had sunflowers in our backyard.  I remember sitting at the top of a step ladder to reach the tippy-top of the sunflowers.  They are such beautiful flowers — even if they aren’t all that cooperative showing their faces.
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I wanted to do something unexpected for some friends recently and found bunches of sunflowers at the grocery store, which made this so easy.  I created a simple tag using MFT die-namics.  I stamped my sunflower in VersaMark on watercolor paper and heat embossed with Zing Chestnut embossing powder.  I love that it made the center that deep brown of the flower.  I then colored them up using Distress Inks (a mix of Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn for the leaves).  The sentiment was stamped in VersaFine Onyx and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then added the bow in brown gingham and finished it off with some sequins from Mocha Vanilla Latte.  They made sweet little bouquets!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you’ve enjoyed my project!  See you again soon!
~Cammy

FTHS August Blog Hop

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We have a “Use Your Stash” Theme this month. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And one lucky commentator on the FTHS blog has the chance to win a $ 15 voucher.

If you have arrived from Brenda, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

Here is my project, using Hang Loose Birdbrain and from my stash I used the following Stickles (in a color other than clear) and Glitter Dots.  My craft room was recently relocated & downsized so things are a bit crazy in the craft room.   It’s amazing what I have in my stash.  Stickles in so many colors and I primarily use the clear.  The Glitter Dots were a very favorite embellishment for a while — I loved adding the sparkle with a relatively low profile and no mess of actual glitter!

FTHS160 Aug Blog Surfboard Stash

I used the surfboard from the Hang Loose Birdbrain set.  I love that Faith does Birdbrain with the board, without the board and the board alone.  I colored it up using some tropical colors and cut it out with an MFT die.  I pulled some designer papers (also a stash — a ridiculous stash!) and cut it out with an MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX die.  It’s matted on a piece of yellow card stock (sorry, can’t remember what color) cut with Blueprints 13, of course.  The sentiment is from an MFT set.

Now head over to Doni and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday Aug 7th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday Aug 10th.

~~Cammy

KGC July Release & Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome to our July New Product release and blog hop! We are so excited to be back with New Products! We had such a successful Grand Opening – I could not be happier for Michelle!  It makes my heart happy!  We hope you will enjoy all the amazing projects the design team will be sharing!
Our Newest release is now available in the Kennedy Grace Creations Online Store.
KGC coral love rose tray

What I’ve created for you today is a lovely tray.  We recently painted our master bedroom a lovely silvery gray color and our bedding is black & white.  I have accent pillows in coral for that pop of color.  So, I bought an unfinished wood tray from Michaels and spray painted it gray. While that was drying, I stamped my Splendid Roses {splendid is an understatement!} in VersaMark and embossed it in white on watercolor paper.  I used Gelatos to color my roses in a mix of coral shades.  When I first saw this image, it instantly reminded me of the roses in Beauty & The Beast, so you will definitely be seeing some yellow roses along the way.  Since I was looking to cover a larger area than a card, I kept my watercolor paper quite big.  I added in sequins from Watermelon Spritzer and a die cut of the word love.  It’s matted on a piece of Calypso Coral from SU.  After gluing it down to the tray, I added in some sparkly glitter ribbon to finish the upper & lower edges.

Here are a few more photos:
KGC July Rose up close
KGC Roses with love
KGC Coral Rose Love tray up top

 

 

To celebrate or July Release we will be giving away to 1- lucky winner a $15.00 gift certificate 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.
 Now lets get this party started!!!
First up we have the beautiful and talented –  Cammy
Thank you so much for stopping by today I hope you love our July Release party!!
Cammy

FTHS159 — Surf’s Up!

Hi all! It’s been a while, but I’m back from DT break with FTHS for Sketch #159 today.  I’m going to keep this quite short, so here’s my card for the bi-weekly sketch #159.

FTHS159 Birdbrain Wave

I used one of the newest Birdbrain Chick images, Surf’s Up Birdbrain. She’s colored up, hanging ten on that glorious wave.  I cut her out with a Stitched Circle STAX die and added another under her since she was a bit small for the card.  I found some fun designer papers and cut out three flags.  Finally, I added in some sequins and some clear dew drop-like embellishments.  {I went stash diving for those!}  As a final touch, I added some Stickles to the waves.

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Hope you’ll get the chance to play along with us.  Don’t forget you earn a $1.00 credit to the FTHS store just for playing along!  Also, this challenge runs until July 31 for our summer schedule!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

KGC – Framed Florals #3

Hi there!  I’m here with the third of my Framed Florals.  I needed some new artwork for my bathroom wall and the beautiful floral images from Kennedy Grace Creations worked perfectly!

KGC - Framed Floral 3

Just as I did with my other two florals, which you can find HERE and HERE, I stamped my flower from Loving Mom in VersaMark and embossed with black.  I used Gelatos to once again watercolor my flowers.  It was really a quick & simple project.  Since they were in frames, there are no embellishments or additional layers.

And, here they are, hanging in my bathroom:

KGC Framed Floral Trio

Please excuse the light glare on the left!  I love how they turned out and this was a great way to give the bathroom a tiny makeover!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

cammy

FTHS #158 – Cold One

Hi all!  Happy Monday!  My kiddos are officially on their first full week of summer vacation.  We had company last week and are now looking to find our summer rhythm.

There’s a new sketch at From the Heart Stamps today.  This sketch challenge will be open until July 17, as the design team goes on summer break from July 1-17.

FTHS158 Cold One

For my card, I used Hamlet PigWit Cold Suds.  I chose the beer & ice bucket image and added one of the many sentiments from the set underneath.  The card came together really easily and turned out to be a fantastic masculine & monotone card.  I happened to find a really great piece of 6×6 paper that worked well with grays and added Grout Gray for a background panel and gray Perler bead enamel dots.

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Challenge Submissions

Craft for the Craic – Something Masculine

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy