5/31/13

It's Friday... Have a Nice Daisy!

Today is a good day....

I've been practicing starting my day with that saying for two weeks.  
You know.... the whole "power or positive thinking" thing.  
You should try it... I've found it makes me smile first thing.  
So... on that note I will wish you a Happy Friday and I hope that you Have a Nice Daisy!


I'm linking this sweet card up over at the Sweet Stamps Challenge #119 - Flowers  
You can get these darling daisies and sentiment there too.
Til next time...
~Donna K

Supply List
Papers ::: Papertrey Ink, StampinUp
Ink ::: StampinUP
Twine ::: Trendy Twine
Pearl ::: Recollections
Stamps ::: Sweet Stamps

5/29/13

Just Sittin' Here

Happy Wednesday!!!





















Today I wanted to *chair*... err... ahhh... I mean share a card with you that I created with a few fun challenges in mind.  I LOVE the paper, sentiment and of course that crinkle ribbon and craft twine that I'm so very fond of these days.





















What's your opinion on that little cut I made on the corner?





















Be sure to take a peek at the challenge links below and pop over to see all of the other entries. You will be inspired...promise!

I'm off to sit and enjoy my coffee and go over my to do list on this gorgeous NC day.

I hope your day is grand!!

~Donna K

Find this card linked up here  :::

3 Girl JAM challenge #19 anything goes with Ribbon

Craftin Desert Diva's Craft It Up & Link It Up #7


SUPPLIES

Papers ::: StampinUp, October Afternoon
Ink ::: Memento Tuxedo Black,  StampinUP - So Saffron, Tim Holtz - Vintage Camera
Ribbon ::: 3GirlJAM Harvest Bundle & Hot/Cold Bundle
Twine ::: Trendy Twine - Craft
Stamp ::: Papertrey Ink On My Couch

5/23/13

i {heart} hoo

 
I {heart} hoo is a cute little number that I came up with so I could play along with the challenge over at the Sweet Stamps Blog.  It's a 4"X4" card with a black base super glitter matte and white embossed top.  I used some funky glittery letter stickers (sorry I don't have the brand) and punched out a glitter heart and mounted it on 3D adhesive with a black background circle.
The die is the kicker here... so tiny and cute, eh?! I used the "Owl Friends" die and you can find that HERE.  These owls are so adorable and you can create them in any color you like.  I just cut them out on a white piece and used black for the overlay.  I used Copic Pen and Diamond Stickles to bling them up.

Be sure to stop by and check out all the talent going on with the Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #118.

Thanks for stopping by today.. I hope you're day is a fabulous one!!

~Donna K

5/22/13

Recycled Beauty and a Celebration

Hey friends!!

I am here with one of the most fun and fast little projects I've done in a LONG time.  

But, before I tell you about this piece I wanted to share with you an amazing celebration at Down the Memory Lane blog.  You see... DTML is having a 1 year Blog Birthday celebration and the lovely and talented Nupur is featuring several artists over the next few days and I am next on her list.  
You should pop over there, check out her amazing give aways and see all the talent on display from ALL over the world.  

Now... for my project.
My friend Paula was so generous to host a craft day at her "cove" last weekend.  
My mom and I spent the day chit chatting and creating and Paula was so kind as to do a quick class on a recycled mini album. I was just so tickled with the finished project and I hope you are too.  


This is a 4 page mini album created using... are you ready??? 
Toilet paper rolls!
This may not be new to some of you crafty folks, but it was to me and I was so excited it as we assembled each element.  Who knew something like a toilet paper roll would end up so beautiful?

Each page has an opening and holds a special tag for you to write a memory, attach a photo or your mementos.


I think that it's the perfect size for your wallet size photos. I thought this would be a great way to display some photos of the military men in my family since Memorial Day is coming up. 



I hope you've enjoyed my project.  
Special thanks to Paula @ Scrap Your World for her patience and creative guidance.
You can see an example of one of her albums HERE.

Have a wonderful day and create something beautiful!!
~Donna K

Supplies for this project include:
Papers ::: Bazzill Cardstock, 
Cinch Binding System
Ink ::: Tim Holtz, Memento, StampinUP
Paints ::: We R Memory Keepers
Ribbons / Twines ::: Recollections, 3GirlJAM, Trendy Twine
Misc Embellies & Charm





5/18/13

I miss you lots

Hello and Happy Saturday!!

I have a super fun and silly card for you today...
How cute is my Girlie Big Foot?!!
 
The stamp set{s} are from the Alley Way Stamps. I used the new Deep in the Woods set for my girlie big foot (notice her gilttery toes?!) and the sentiment is from the Delicate Doilies set.  I'm playing along with TAWS RE-Be Inspired #28 today.  The inspiration photo is shown below... do you see where I was headed with my frilly ribbons and wood grain background embossed piece? The "chomps" out of the corners looked like the ruffles at the end of the bed coverlet to me.  That's what inspiration is all about, right..your take on things. Well here you have it.  Be sure to stop by TAWS and check out their fun challenges if you have a minute... you'll find tons of inspiration over there. 





















Ok... that's it for me.  I JUST finished a 51 mile bicycle ride with the hubs and this girl is BEAT!
Enjoy your day today!

~Donna K


Supplies:

Stamps ::: The Alley Way Stamps
Embossing Folder ::: Fiskars
Paper  ::: StampinUP
Ribbons ::: 3GirlJAM, Recollections
Ink ::: Tuxedo Black Memento















5/16/13

Happy Birthday ~ Pinque Peacock DT Post

Good Morning!!!

Today is my turn for a post on the Pinque Peacock Blog.  
I've done a variety of Birthday cards recently in celebration of my "baby" girls' 25th birthday.  
I feel fortunate that my family members seek out my card making skills when they are in need of a special card.  This is one of THREE that I created for the lovely miss and I hope you enjoy it.  


The "special" feature is that lovely little button with the mini roses.  
That my friends is a Pinque Peacock item and you can pick some up for yourself by visiting HERE.
The buttons come in eyelet back or flat backs.  I prefer the flat for most of my projects.


Thank you for popping by today.
Have a BEAUTIFUL day.

~Donna K

Supplies

Papers ::: StampinUP, Recollections, My Mind's Eye
Embellies ::: Recollections
Mini Rose Button ::: Pinque Peacock


**** PS ****
There is a super fun giveaway on the Pinque Peacock Blog
Check out the 300 Follower Sticky note at the top of the page for more info!!



5/15/13

Snail Mail

Hey there friends! 

I had to share this cutie card, because it IS cutie and it's a great reminder that even though we all stay connected via texts, phone..FB and all sorts of other social media.... SNAIL mail is the BEST mail. 



















I LOVE making cards and sending them, but I also love it when someone takes the time to actually hand write a note for me.  Makes my day...




















I hope this little guy makes your day.  He was created with a few challenges in mind (see links below) and used some of my FAVORITE supplies that make this little man so special. 

You will find this little man linked up to the following challenges:







Supply List
Papers ::: Stampin Up, Papertrey Ink
Button ::: Pinque Peacock
Stamped Inside Sentiment ::: The Alley Way Stamps Delicate Doilies
Craft Twine ::: Recollections
Inks ::: Memento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Pen

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Donna K


Craft It Up and Link it Up Party #6

Hello sweet friends!!  Happy Wednesday!
Ok... so... I know I shared my studio space recently...but how was I to know there was such a fun linky party coming up at Craftin Desert Diva's ... featuring what?  
You guessed it... Spaces.
So... here's the photo that I've chosen to link up.  
My space is small and also doubles as our guest room.  
My desire is to have new flooring put in some day soon... (I hope Big Joe is reading this)

Thanks for popping by today and be sure to get on over to Tara's Blog, she's such a sweet lady and there are some AMAZING spaces to admire and inspire already linked up at Craftin Desert Diva's.

Have a great day in whatever space you create in.

~Donna K


5/12/13

Happy Mother's Day

A pretty boquet for Mom today... Because my mom is so special to me.

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I created this card with lots of layers and it's not a standard size card but I love how it folds and I think my mom will too. 
{{I always get "nervous" when I make a card for someone who is also a card artist.}} 





















I hope you enjoyed your visit today and that your day is WONDERFUL in every way!

~Donna K

I'm linking this card to the Sweet Stamps Challenge #116 For Mom

SUPPLY LIST:

Paper ::: StampinUP, Papertrey Ink, K&Co
Ink ::: Tim Holtz
Ribbon ::: 3 Girl JAM
Metal embellishements ::: StampinUP
Stamps ::: Sweet Stamps (boquet & Sentiment), StampinUP (Mom)
Pin ::: Pinque Peacock

5/11/13

Happy Mother's Day Favorites


Morning Friends..

It's Mother's Day this weekend and I wanted to share a few of my favorite "mom" projects from the past with you.

Mother's Day Tags
Blessed Beyond Measure Journal
Mom Gift Card Holder
For Mom Card
Garden Tool Gift Set

Thanks for stopping by today... 
Be sure to hug that special lady in your life extra tightly this weekend.
~Donna K







5/8/13

Happy Anniversary - Stud

Today is a very good day. 
Today I celebrate my wedding anniversary.  
We've been married for 31 years !!!
Yeah... we ARE old, but we have lots of fun and that's why I created this
particular card for my mister.  Kinda cute, huh?! 
Thanks for letting me share today.
I hope you have a Very Good Day too!!
~Donna K

Supply List:

Stamp ::: Unity Stamp Co. (The Man)
Papers ::: My Mind's Eye, StampinUP, Papertrey Ink
Ink ::: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Pen

5/6/13

Have a Beautiful Day

Hello friends!! 

I hope you're having a beautiful Monday?!

I'm here to share an elegant card that I created this morning... go figure.. a card from Donna K!

It is bright and white and includes a touch of coral in the form of a Bloomin' Beauty and a Sweet Stamp Sentiment. 



Thanks for coming by today, leave me some love and be sure to stop by Sweet Stamps Blog for more white on white with 1 color inspiration!

~Donna K

I've entered this card here:


Supplies:

Cardstock, Doily, Ribbon, Pearl Accents ::: Recollections
Embossing folders, Ink ::: StampinUP
Bloomin' Beauty ::: Paula @ Scrap Your World


5/3/13

Happy 25th Birthday Special Someone!


Someone very special is turning 25 in just a few days.  
Having fun with a few of my favorite challenges has been such a motivator for me to
get ahead of schedule making cards and having them done on time.  
This card is one of my FAVORITES this spring.



I used a "freebie" from The Alley Way Stamps for the sentiment... how cool is it that?

Inside

I chose the stripe paper from Sassafrass for the main part of this card.  
Pulled out my Copic Pens to shade the stripes on the sentiment in the opposite direction.  
The Ribbon is from 3GirlJAM.  
I also used a few buttons from 3GirlJAM vintage estate button pack.  
The " 25 " was cut with my trusty old Cricut that barely gets used.... shame on me, right?   


Thanks for stopping by.  
Have a GREAT weekend!!
~Donna K

This card is linked up:


Stop by and see where my "inspiration" came from for this card!

5/2/13

Pun Intended ~ Chairs To You



I'm having a blast with Tara's Linky Parties at Craftin Desert Diva's these days.  
I've found that I have a few 
... and I mean a few... {because I can't handle more than that}
 challenges that have really caught my attention the past few months. 
Do you do stick with a few favorites or are you all over on challenges? Curious minds want to know!

The theme for the Craft It Up & Link It Up #5 is  ... P U N ...  could have you have already guessed by the title of my post???


I pulled out one of my older stamp sets that have barely seen INK and came up with ...
Chairs to you!
It's a 4X4" card with a teeny tad of an overhang with the patterned paper. 
I wanted something besides the standard A2 style card this time. 
I hope you like it?!

Thanks for coming by today.  
~Donna K

Supplies:
Papers :::  Craft Card Stock Papertrey Ink
My Mind's Eye
StampinUP
Inks :::  Copic Pen, Memento Tuxedo Black
Extras  ::: Pearls - Recollections
Piercing Pad - StampinUP

For Mom

Hello friends & New Followers!!

Today I want to share a card I created for the

and ...  for Mom. 
It's simple & elegant.  I'm quite pleased with it.  
I hope you enjoy my card and Mother's Day with that special lady in your life.

 













Thank you for stopping by today,
leave me some comment love and 
be sure to have a BEAUTIFUL day!

~Donna K

Supplies:
Papers:  StampinUP basic grey, craft card stock PTI
Stickers: K&Co
Stick Pin: Pinque Peacock
Ribbon: 3GirlJAM
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black