Sweet 16 of 2016

Hello!  Yes, it’s been a very long time!  I didn’t intend to take such a long absence, but it just kind of happened.  2016 was a big year for many reasons.  My family was finally able to put a plan to move into action and we moved back to my home state of Wisconsin.  It happened rather quick, even after trying to make it a reality for years.  No matter how you slice it, moving is always stressful, crazy and difficult!  We are renting an apartment so that we can take our time to find the right house in the right neighborhood.  I’ve lost my dedicated crafting space, which is a big reason you haven’t seen a lot from me.  {Four humans and a big dog in a 2 bedroom apartment can be interesting, to say the least!}  I can’t promise there will be an uptick in posts coming in 2017, but there just might be.  🙂

Before I get on to the Sweet 16, if you are looking for me and I’m not blogging, you are likely to find me more often on Instagram or my Facebook page for PRT.

Anyway, I wanted to end the year with my Sweet 16 for 2016.  Here we go, in chronological order:

JANUARY

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I was thrilled with how this BIG burger turned out!  Coloring can be daunting sometimes!

FEBRUARY

 

This is counting as one of the sweet 16!  My kiddos have gerbils and these were little cards from the gerbils to their humans.  Unfortunately, we lost Sandy on Halloween.  Smokey is still with us and my daughter now has Dusty — a gerbil who looks almost the same as Sandy.

FTHS139 Hoppy Birthday take 3

My husband’s birthday card and again, I was thrilled with the coloring.

Sophisticated Script Hello

I absolutely adore the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script alphabet set.  It is a brilliant concept and I used it a lot — I made over 100 name tags for students in the PTA Art Show with this alpha and they turned out really well.  This was such a super CAS & quick card in some of my favorite colors.

MARCH

FTHS Knit Happens

Again, coloring and a Birdbrain.  Love the rich & warm colors.

FTHS142 Keep Calm

This was super fun as well!  Homemade enamel dots!

APRIL

KG April Color Prayers

KG Hello Paris

A pair of watercolor cards for Kennedy Grace Creations.  Love the clean lines of the thoughts and prayers card and love the watercolor background for the Eiffel Tower.

MAY

MFTCC44 Ainsley Hello

This is a card of my daughter’s — she pulled it all together on her own and it’s a great card!

KGC Hydrangea Birthday

Purples are not my favorite, but this came out really spot on!

JUNE

FTHS154 Hot Chick

Flossie the Flamingo {I felt the need to name her!}

FTHS158 Cold One

Love the monochromatic grays!  I finally gave my husband this card in November!

JULY

KGC Coral Rose Love tray up top

This was part of the staging of our house to sell it.  I put this little tray in our bedroom, pulling in the colors of the room.  It was quite love-ly.

SEPTEMBER

These were tags for teacher thank you gifts and I love how they turned out.  They popped a punch and were quick & simple!

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My niece was married in September and this was my card for the newlyweds.  It was also my entry to the MFT Card Design Superstar contest.

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Orange is definitely not a favorite color of mine, but this turned out quite well.  Love the addition of the gold.

So there you have it!  My Sweet 16 of 2016!  I hope 2017 brings you prosperity, health, happiness and lots of crafty time!

HUGS ~~ 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

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

KGC – Framed Florals #2

Hi all!  I’m here with my second Framed Floral piece featuring Kennedy Grace Creations Beautiful Bloom – Sweet Rose.

KGC Framed Sweet Rose

Like my hydrangea, I stamped the Sweet Rose in VersaMark and embossed it with black.  I used SAI Watercolor Markers to color it in.  It was rather quick and simple, which is exactly what I need right now!  One more to go and I’ll have my trio of artwork!

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

~Cammy

Challenge Submissions

Alphabet Challenge — H for Hand Colored Image

Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes

 

KGC -Framed Florals #1

Hi all!  Happy Friday!  This was a really full week in our house and I typed this up on Sunday.  Hopefully, I have made it to Friday!

Today I have the first of three florals I’ve made for my bathroom.  The bathroom is painted a beautiful rich blue, named Ole Blue Eyes (as in Frank Sinatra).  I’ve had three empty hooks, waiting for some new artwork.  First up will be the Beautiful Bloom – Hydrangea.

KGC Bath Hydrangea

I love this big, beautiful hydrangea.  I stamped it with VersaMark on watercolor paper using my MISTI.  I find for large images, I really need my MISTI.  I apply almost CPR-like pressure to the image to get firm and even stamping.  Then, I embossed it with black embossing powder.  To color my image, I used Gelatos again.  I smudged a few blues on my craft mat and mixed them together to get the blue hue I wanted.  Next, I used a few greens to color my leaves.  {As you can see a few bits crossed over outside the lines, but I was leaving it.}  I then used a peachy color to age the background a bit.  Since this will ultimately be behind glass, I kept this quite simple and added no embellishments.   Can’t wait to have all three up in my bathroom!

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

~Cammy

Challenge Submissions

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge — Summer Garden 

Dragonfly Dreams — Say It With Flowers

Crazy 4 Challenges — C4C339 Make It Floral

FTHS – A Family of Snowmen

Hi all!  As you likely know, if you are frequent visitor of my blog, I am a big {understatement} fan of the Green Bay Packers.   I watch a lot of football — we all do in my family {the kids, not so much – they don’t have the attention span for an entire game}.  When my daughter was first born, we were given an adorable ornament of a snowman family and they are wearing green and gold scarves & hats.  It’s adorable, but I’ve always felt bad that my son isn’t on there.  {Even though that is silly because he wasn’t even a thought then!} So with the Christmas Greetings Snowmen, I was able to create a personalized piece of decor for our family, including my son!

I love how this turned out!  This is a 5×7 frame, so I was able to print the snowmen quite a bit larger than usual.  I colored them in varied shades of green and gold.  I opted for a cardinal on the head of the last snowman because that was the mascot of my high school.  I then stamped our last name with an alphabet set on the banner.  Having a short name can really work in your advantage some times!  I then matted it on a piece of green card stock and added in some Stickles snow and sequin “flakes.” 
And here you can see the adorable ornament we had received back in 2005.

Challenge Submissions

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Be Mine

Happy Valentine’s Day!  We’ve had a snowpocolypse here!  The kids are on their 6th snow day in 2014.  They are in the red 3 days for the mandatory school days.  The President’s Day holiday has now been retracted to make up for one snow day.  Our spring break is up next.  My kiddos were disappointed that they didn’t have school today as they were looking forward to their Valentine’s Day parties.  Hopefully, they will be made up on Tuesday.

Today I have a banner I made for my mantle.

 I made a very simple banner using my heart Nesties and my Gel-a-Tins Golly Gee Big Letters.  I paper pieced the letters with My Mind’s Eye Love Me papers.  The hearts are strung on some thick cord I had hidden in my stash.

My mantle is decorated with some luminaria I created a number of years ago, some repurposed Christmas decorations and some white lights.  To make the lights more festive, I tied the cord with pink tulle.

This was the view from my front door this morning.  Although I’ve had my fill of snow, snow storms and snow days, I always love the beauty of snow on the trees the morning after.  I’m always amazed at the brilliant sunshine that follows a snow storm.  The winds have picked up a bit and mini-ice showers are happening as the trees and power lines shake off the ice and snow.  It isn’t too cold so I’m going to take my kiddos sledding.

Challenge Submissions
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog — #81 Use a die cut or punch
Cut It Up — #38 Valentine’s Day
Totally PaperCrafts — Valentine’s/Love

Be Mine Valentine Banner: Gel-a-tins Golly Gee Big Letters, Recollections card stock, My Mind’s Eye Love Me

Thanks so much for stopping by today!