Monday, September 15, 2014
Halloween candy is lining the aisles at the grocery store. I'm doing everything in my power to resist it, LOL.
I'm not going to resist making Halloween cards. I just love them, but I don't ever think I've sent one in my life. Oh well. The colors make me happy.
If you'd like to read about how I made this card, head on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog. I made it with one of the new Halloween sets by Whimsie Doodles called "Frank N Candy". I do believe I have a crush on Frank.
Have a wonderful week of paper crafting! I'll be back. I'm settling into school and getting a routine again.
Monday, September 8, 2014
There are some days I seem to forget many things, so I'm thinking that having such a card ahead of time may save me when I remember a birthday, a commitment, etc.
Haha! This new image from James Horvath at Squigglefly cracks me up! It is called "Chicken Newscaster" and comes with a variety of funny sentiments. Kinda cool you can make up your own too.
To make this card, I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers, and added highlights with a white Uniball Signo gel pen. The news desk was paper pieced with patterned paper from Lasting Impressions.
Red cardstock, black cardstock, and patterned paper from Lasting Impressions make up the layers for the CAS card. A clear white button and Baker's Twine complete the details of this card.
Head on over the the Squigglefly blog and play in the current challenge "Stripes". You'll find lots of Design Team inspiration over there. Go ahead. Go.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Instead, I wanted to share with you a card I made using the school colors of the school where I teach. A colleague is going through a challenge right now so I thought this card would help let her know we are cheering for her and praying for her.
I printed the image "Cheer Your Heart Out" from Sassy Cheryl's onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and added some highlights on the pom-poms with a Uniball Signo white gel pen, and a clear Wink of Stella pen.
The layers of this card are made with Core'dinations cardstock and black cardstock. The flag was cut with a MFT die-namics die. A lightly stenciles some stars onto portions of the cardstock with Adirondack Sail Boat Blue dye. The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie's. A ribbon and a white enamel dot complete the details on this card.
You may or may not see this cheerleader colored in scarlet and gray this year. #!@*
Monday, September 1, 2014
Today is the "unofficial" last day of summer. Before putting away all of the fun bright colors, I thought I'd play around with the lollipop image from A Jillian Vance Design's "Frank N Candy" by Whimsie Doodles. You can read all about how I got the shine and the glitter onto the pops here, on the A Jillian Vance Design blog.
Enjoy the Labor Day holiday...cause the work is definitely going to start on Tuesday. Goodbye, summer. You've been a good one.
Friday, August 29, 2014
I am delighted to be taking part in the 2014 Autumn/Halloween Hop for Serendipity Stamps!
If you are hopping along, you should have reached me from MARY's BLOG. If you'd like to start from the beginning you can find all the details at MARY's BLOG.
For my card, I chose to showcase the fun and delightful Serendipity Stamps image of "Kitty and Jack". I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and did some shading with Prismacolor Pencils. The circled the image with a Nestabilites die, and then framed it with black cardstock. Patterned paper from K&Company was framed with black cardstock and serves as the card front. Baker's Twine and a button were adhered to a card. And the fun sentiment of "Boo", also from Serendipity Stamps, was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. I randomly cut around the stamped sentiment and outlined with a black marker.
Be sure to visit the blogs of the Serendipity Design Team to view some wonderfully awesome creations. Make sure you comment on the blogs by September 1st because Mary will award one lucky commenter a $20 gift code off their next order from Serendipity Stamps.
There is a second chance to win also. Just like and share Serendipity's Facebook page. Someone will receive a $20 gift code off their next order just for doing that.
Here's the order of the hop, in case you get lost:
Kecia Waters (you are here)
Thank you to Serendipity Stamps for a wonderful month of guest designing. It has been a pleasure and lots of fun. Now, you are on your way to JEANNE JACHNA's BLOG as you continue through the hop.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
So, I start back to work on Thursday. What does that mean for the blog? Still posts on Monday for sure, and at least one other post during the week. Just no extras, you know. At least until I get back into a routine and can keep my eyes open.
This is an image from Sassy Cheryl's digital set "Overload at School". I'm sure I will feel this at times and so will my students. It's a part of the process, I think. Anyway, I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock, and had lots of fun coloring it with Copic markers. Framed in black cardstock, and one layer is patterned paper from Little Yellow Bicycle. I'm loving that vibrant blue, along with the primary colors I used for the image.
The sentiment came from an old set from My Favorite Things, and the flag was cut with a MFT die-namics. A button and some twine complete the details on this card.
Thanks so much for hanging with me during the summer months. There were times when the creative juices were truly rolling. Here's to a great fall, and a great school year. Stick with me.