Wednesday, October 2, 2013

After over 2 years, I am so excited to be back updating this blog. I've been busy keeping my yoga studio and home running, and with my children. I have done a little papercrafting, but mostly been using the all the cards that I have made since I started this creative hobby. I have a box of them and they are for sharing --- so that's a good thing. Last night I was inspired by a "Love" card in a magazine, and I made this card using cardstock, preprinted papers from the dollar store, and the Stampin' Up "love" stamp from the "Wonderful Words" set.

A tiny pink dragonfly brad completed it!  I was happy to use my Cuttlebug to cut and emboss the round labels.  Back at it, and I've already decided to be on the lookout for 2 new craft items:  A larger "Love" stamp, and the Cuttlebug tan embossing mat.  Although I might have the latter, *somewhere* around here.

I am so grateful for my daughter, Katelyn, and her interest in everything crafty, which motivates me to keep practicing.  While I was crafting last night, Katelyn was making her own creation: 

I love how she put it together in half the time that I took, and the black really stands out. Hoping we can spend at least once a week together papercrafting!  

Namaste, Kathryn

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Katelyn's Cards

I have had the intention of posting my daughter Katelyn's creations for some time now.  Here is a card she made for me last fall:

I love the inside of Katelyn's cards. This is what she wrote on the inside on the right card: 

you Are so pretty.
and you are the Best
mom. i Love you a

Isn't she so sweet!!  Here is another card she made for me two days ago:

I love the way she accordian folded the papers on the front by hand, and then she used markers to colour the stamps she used on the inside.  Do you know what K L U M stands for?

Katelyn Loves U Mom

This made my day/week/month/life!! 

I love you too Angel Katelyn!

Fancy Slippers

Fabulous papercrafter (herbalist, shopper, etc.) Valerie directed our last craft group in the making paper shoes!  Here is my creation:

It was looking a little plain at one point, but after adding the premade flower, and sponging the cream trip with distress ink it started to look more complete.  As usual, it was fun to see everybody come up with different creations using the same template!  Thanks for a fun night, everyone, and to Kim from The Cutting Garden for hosting us.       Hugs,  Kathryn

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stampsmith 2nd Challenge

I made the following card for a recent Wedding and as an entry for the 2nd Stampsmith challenge:

The only requirements were to use a Stampsmith rubber stamp and black, white and a third colour of your own choice, so I chose the colours that were used for the wedding decor.  The romantic couple on the moon is one of my favorite Stampsmith images.  I stamped it with Ancient Page ink on glossy cardstock, used my corner rounder tool and then mounted it on a black cardstock cut with the Sizzix Big Shot "BIGZ Top Note" made for Stampin' Up.  I embossed the card with the Cuttlebug "Birds and Swirls" plate, and used a Stampin' Up marker to colour the flowers in the image.  The caption is also a Stampsmith rubber. The ink is "Pink Passion", also from SU.  The pink pearls are from the dollar store, and the ribbon was part of my stash.

Did you notice the Stampsmith badge that I am proudly displaying in my sidebar?  My "Dream with Your Eyes" card for the 1st challenge was one of 3 cards that were featured by the designers last week --- thanks ladies -- that really brightened up my day!

Creative blessings :),


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stampsmith Challenge

Stampsmith has started a new challenge blog:   Here is my entry for the challenge --- I believe this is my first card/stamp challenge as well:

The theme of the challenge was "Getting All Dressed Up", so I used one of the stamps from the "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" plate. The little girl is wearing a dress and a charm bracelet and has flowers in her hair. So, I decided to embellish with flowers and hung a yellow metal flower charm on the silver cord -- I didn't secure it so it slides back and forth.  I stamped the caption with Versamark then dye ink and then heat embossed it with clear powder. Last but not least ---- I finally stamped a decent photo image with glossy cardstock and Ancient Page ink in Onyx!!!

Cardstock: Caroussel
Patterned Paper and Flowers: my stash
Crystal embellishments and tag: dollar store
Caption Ink+silver cord: Stampin Up
Image ink: Ancient Page Onyx

Sunday, October 3, 2010

September Craft Meetup - Decorated Box

I finally added embellishments to the box I decorated at our last craft meetup:

Louise provided the boxes, brushes and cement, and lead us in the project. We coated the boxes with cement and then cut and adhered the paper, sanded the edges and added embellishments.
Louise's sample had a little cardstock border on the inside to make it fit standard cards exactly. I decided to decorate the inside with paper but leave it open to use as a trinket box.

Cardstock: unknown origin
Pattern paper: "Guardian Angels" Amazing Grace Collection from Flair Designs
Embellishments: paper flowers from a glass jar in my craft room, mini pearls from the dollar store, and the ribbon is recycled/reused.  I embossed the large mauve brad in the center of the large flower with embossing powder (translucent white pearls) to make it shimmer similar to the surrounding mini pearls.  The metal embellishment on the front is from Stampin' Up.
Ink: Baja breeze from Stampin Up (for sponging edges of angel paper)
Adhesive: cement (paper)  and glue dots (flowers and metal)

Thanks to: Louise for the idea and supplies, Julie for hosting and looking amazingly calm every time I dripped cement on your wooden table, and everyone else for your patience -- I was tired and slow that evening.

Looking forward to next time at my place!   Kathryn

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Yogini's other Passion


Welcome to my papercraft gallery and blog.  I have finally been convinced to post my "work" online.  I will be adding more cards as soon as I have time to scan and upload them. 

As yoga takes up most of my non-domestic time, I almost considered giving up my papercrafting passion but now my daughter, Katelyn, has moved into my craft room and is using my supplies.  She loves making cards as well as 8x8 scrapbook pages.  I will eventually post some of her creations as well.

Be well :),