KGC Thanks a Bunch

Hi all! Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend!  I’m here and on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with a project I did back in JUNE!  *GASP!*  These were actually the thank you gifts for my kids’ teachers, the school nurse and my daughter’s aide.  Because we had four gifts to purchase, I had to keep it small and the grocery store florist came through big time.  They had these great little orchids for $5.  I picked out four, made up sweet tags for each gift bag and they were done!KGC Purple Orchid Tag

This was my favorite of the four tags.  I love the richness of the colors and it matched the orchid so well.  I used my MFT die-namics again to create the tags.  I stamped one of the floral images from Grace’s Happy Heart in VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder on each tag.  Then I used a variety of Distress Inks and other dye inks to blend each tag.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Grace’s Little Note in VersaFine Onyx and embossed that with clear embossing powder.

Simple, but packing that big punch of WOW!  Here are the other three tags I created.

KGC Periwinkle Orchid TagKGC Thanks a Bunch pink

KGC Peachy Pink Orchid Tag

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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!
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PTI SAF 2014 — Challenge #9 Card Corsage

I realize I didn’t get a very good picture of this one *sorry*!  For the 1940s card corsage, I loved the dies with this!  I had brought my Take Out box die from PTI along and we all opted to create a box instead of a card.  This was the perfect size.  I created my flowers, wrapped the stem in some washi tape and added in a Tiny Tag.

Challenge Submissions
PTI SAF 2014 — Challenge #9 Card Corsage

Supplies: PTI Tiny Take Out Box die, 1940’s SAF set & dies, Tiny Tags set & dies, Raspberry Fizz ink; ribbon

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JJ Celebrates

Hi all!  A very quick post!  It’s been a LONG and HOT day!  I’m very much looking forward to Sunday when our high should only be 85 (instead of 98 and real feels of 100+)!

Today’s Catch the Bug challenge is Tag, You’re It!

I opted to make a wine bottle tag.  I used JJ again and combined her with the MFT wine bottle die.  I kept it simple with a black, read and polka dot theme.

Challenge Submissions
Catch the Bug – Christmas in July – Tag, You’re It
My Craft Spot — #104 Christmas in July

JJ Celebrates
Stamps: Bugaboo JJ Calendar Months – January; PTI Signature Christmas
Copics: C3, C5, C7, C9, R22, R24, R27, R20, E00, RV10, E25, E27, E29
Other Stuff:

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Happy 40th!

Hi all!  Happy Sunday!  I’m a week post surgery and thankfully, the “you can’t lift your arms above your shoulders” restriction has been lifted.  I’m still rather restricted as to what I can and can’t do, but I feel pretty good and hopefully, will be getting back into the swing of things soon.

Today I finally have my husband’s 40th birthday card/book that I made him.  It’s only taken me two months to get it posted!  Shortly before his birthday, Whimsie Doodles had this hilarious Zombie Lover image — my husband is a HUGE fan of The Walking Dead – so I needed a way to incorporate a zombie into his birthday card.  I did a little shopping in the Whimsie Doodle shop and picked up some other images that allowed me to put together a little accordion fold book.

I had a stash of chipboard that I covered with some designer papers from Echo Park – A Boy’s Life.  I kept the front simple and added in a 40 cut with MFT High Rise Numbers.

I started off with the Super Dad image from Whimsie Doodles — the little tags were just printed on the computer.

Next came the Blogger Boy image — aka computer “geek” — and Mr. Fix It.

Finally was the Zombie Love — those dripping brains are just too much! LOL!

Here’s the book open.

Finally, for his gift, I opted to give him a basket of 40 of his favorite things.  To keep this cost effective,  there were lots of little treats — Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joy, beer, gum and some Walking Dead figurines.  He loved it!  His birthday was actually spent at a Mumford & Sons concert in Brooklyn, which was just downright awesome!

Challenge Submissions
Crafty Catz — #179 This One’s For The Boys
Aud Sentiments — #78 For a Guy

Happy 40th!
Stamps:  Whimsie Doodles Mr. Fix It, Super Dad, Zombie Love, Blogger Boy
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cyrogen, Echo Park A Boy’s Life
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Other Stuff:

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My Favorite Things – 2012 Part 2

Happy New Year’s Eve!  Do you have plans to usher out 2012?  We will be hosting the 2nd Annual Wall Family Dance Party.  Last year, the kids had a blast dancing around and being goofy.  I think we played Party Rock Anthem and I’m Sexy and I know It far too many times to count!  LOL!

I’m finishing up my favorites for 2012, starting with July.

First, I have the thank you cards and upcycled tin can bouquets.  They were so pretty and so well received.  

Next up was Carter’s 5th birthday party invitation.  He had a super hero themed party and it was such a great success and hit among the kids.

Lastly, I have the Passport Stamp Bingo game cards I made for a preschool fundraiser.  This was a crazy amount of coloring, but so cute.


I loved the pop of the brilliant blue and red of this card, plus the fun school themed papers.  A sweet back to school card.


My favorite in September was my mini-makeover in my craft room.  My fabulous husband made me this fabulous desk.


I was so excited to participate in a handful of the Hope You Can Cling To challenges over at Splitcoast.  This was one of my favorite cards — the scallop rainbow makes me smile.

I loved the stunning-ness of this black & white card.  It was perfect for an anniversary card.

This was another card for the HYCCT challenges.  It called for a chicken image and this French hen image from Bugaboo was perfect.


December was a quiet month, but this was by far my favorite.  The snowman candy jars were just adorable and turned out perfectly for teacher gifts.  Definitely a successful Pinterest find!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoyed my end of year wrap up!  I wish you a safe, happy & healthy New Year!

My Favorite Things – 2012 Part 1

Good Morning! As we approach the New Year, I decided to pull up my favorites for 2012.  I must admit, my pickings weren’t as plentiful as I had in the past, but I think I still managed to find a few cute things.  🙂  Today I have January through June.

This was for the Bugaboo Stamps birthday celebration and it is one of my favorite Bugaboo images.  It is just perfect for kid birthday cards.
Not only do I love how this card turned out, but it had so much meaning behind it.  I had my bilateral mastectomy in February and found out later that month that the cancer was gone.  Definitely a HUGE happening in 2012 for me!

This was my first project following my surgery.  It was so great to be back in my room and crafting.  I also love all of the pinks and dots.  Plus, who doesn’t love Stella?

I have two for April — I just couldn’t pick.

First is this adorable card using a By Lori Designs image.  I just really love the colors in this card and the sweet image.

Second, is this great pencil vase I made for my daughter’s teacher.  This was an upcycled tin can with pencils glued around it.  It was such a great way to give her a gift of flowers.

Again, I have two.

First, was the card I made for my radiation crew.  I finished radiation in May, which was the end of my cancer treatments — active treatments, not the surgery road.  This was a sentiment from Create with TLC, which was just perfect for them.

Second was a trio of cards for the There She Goes Mother of All Blog Hops.  I really love the Blessings set, especially the sentiments.

Hands down, my favorite from June was my invitation for my 40th birthday party.  It was also one of the big events in 2012 for me.  We had a fabulous party with lots of sweets.  It was such a great day!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with the second half of the year!