Friday, April 21, 2017

So Suzy Sessions Mother's Day Blog Hop

If you just came from Victoria's Blog then you're in the right place! 


This blog hop is happening because I met some amazing women while taking So Suzy Sessions classes. These classes taught me how to have a social media presence and connected me to some very crafty ladies!

The world is full of many types of moms, 
the traditional type such as Mrs. Brady and Betty Crocker,
then there's the peace-loving, stargazing, yoga rocker. 

This card is for that mom! It's for the mom whose head is not in a cookbook, it's in the stars or in a downward dog! No matter what, when it come to moms they are all special!  I am sharing a non-traditional Mother's Day shaker card.  

This Mother's Day card is for the mom 
who likes to shake it up!






I, like many, have jumped on the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink bandwagon. On my project I used the 4 colors -
Fired BrickFossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, and Broken China I find these inks so fun to play with when inking up a card! 

To make the shaker element, I used 2 products from Impression Obsession "Shake It" line. I used the shaker card pouches and the cardstock overlay. 


To add some interest around the circle I heat-embossed a white mandala using Hero Arts White Embossing PowderThe Wishing you the best day and Mom sentiment stamps are both from The Ton Stamps.




Thanks for stopping by! 

After leaving a comment below, be sure to hop on to the talented Felicita Johnson next. She has a fabulous card all ready for you! 

You must comment on everyone's blog to be considered for a random drawing for our prize pack worth $200!! The pack includes items such as gift certificates, inks, stamp sets, and Nuvo Drops to just name a few goodies😁



Just visit all of the blogs and leave a comment letting these wonderfully creative women know what you thought about their cards and/or techniques.

Blog Hop List:
Sarah Hines-Klatka>>>YOU ARE HERE>>>
Felicita Johnson ---go here next---

Your comment must be on everyone's blog to be entered for a random drawing to win the prize pack.  Comments will be closed on 4/28/17 at 9PM central. Any comments posted after that date and time will not be counted for the drawing. Prize winner announced on 5/1/17 on Teresa Dewitt's Blog. Have fun & Good luck!








Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thank You So Much

I truly believe you can't have enough thank you cards in your stash.  Even though if you talk to my parents, they feel no one writes thank you cards anymore especially the younger generation😊

I am a fan of big sentiments for cards and Papertrey Ink's Paper Clippings:"Thank you" stamp set fits the bill!

I created 2 cards using the big sentiment. On one I used only the Papertrey Ink stamp set for both the background and the sentiment. On the other I paired Catherine Pooler Designs Stamp of Approval "Everyday Mod" stamp set (from the Perfect Reason Collection) as the background with the Papertrey Ink huge sentiment.


Top image: Papertrey Ink 


Bottom image: Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler Designs Stamp of Approval


https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/paper-clippings-thank-you/

The Everyday Mod Stamp Set is from the Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Box. I tried to find a link but the collection is sold out, it was a great collection! 

Since I couldn't give you the link to the stamps, I will insert the link for the inks:-)

https://shop.catherinepooler.com/collections/ink/products/party-collection-bundle-ink-pads-and-refills

Thanks for stopping by and all my best,
Sarah

Monday, March 20, 2017

Irish Happy Birthday Card

Couldn't resist making a non-traditional birthday card for a friend. Her birthday is the day before St. Patrick's Day.  I love a matching envelope but I used too thick of a black ink to make the shamrock "balloons". Next time I would use a thinner point pen.  
On this card I was trying a technique that Jennifer McGuire used called "Layered Stenciling".  Here is the link to that post http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2017/03/stencil.html

When I inked over the shamrock stencil, I felt the white behind it was too stark of a contrast and decided to go with the dots to break it up.  Also, I added dimension by popping up (on foam) the flag that is embossed with the sentiment "It's your day!"   It is hard to see that it is raised off the card.



Here is just the card.



Products are listed below:

The girl with the drink and the shamrocks on the envelope is from the My Creative Time set called "You're My Lucky Charm"
http://shop.my-creative-time.com/Youre-My-Lucky-Charm-MCT-244.htm?categoryId=-1

The black "Cheers" is from the Reverse Confetti set called "Clink"
https://reverseconfetti.com/shop/clink/

The embossed "It's Your Day!" sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp stamp set called "Happy and Smile"
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-HAPPY-AND-SMILE-sss101526-sss101526?currency=USD

The stencils are too old to find a link to the products😊

Thanks for stopping by & all my best💕




Saturday, March 11, 2017

SoSuzy Sessions are worth every cent!

I cannot tell you how valuable the SoSuzy Sessions are to a person in the crafting industry! Let me tell you I wouldn't have started this blog without the class on Social Media.  Also, because of what she taught in that class, I have already had one of my cards featured on a mass email from theStampNation.com for the Foundations Box Catherine Pooler created.  

Suzanne Moore really walks you through step-by-step in her "Social Media" or "How to Be on a Design Team" - both classes I highly recommend! Suzanne has a brand new class "How to Price, Market and Sell Your Hand-made Cards" coming soon. I have already signed up!  I suggest you do the same...

Below is the link to get you to the main page of SoSuzy Sessions.

http://www.sosuzysessions.com


#sosuzysessions #wortheverycent #wontbedisappointed

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Wish Upon a Star...

I finally took the plunge and made a night sky scene using distress inks.  What I couldn't get over is how many colors go into making a cosmos panel for a card.

I lined up all the colors using mini distress ink pads because I didn't think I would have enough room on my table for the original size ink pads!!

The Distress colors used were: Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Black Soot

After color blending the background I used a paint brush to flick white spots of Picket Fence Distress Paint all over the panel.  
I waited until the next morning to heat emboss the white star onto the panel.  
The "Make a wish" stamp came from a Reverse Confetti stamp set called "Folded Tag Sentiment". 
I ran the coordinating confetti cuts through my Ebosser die cut machine to get the tag for the sentiment. 
Then I raised it up with some foam dots.  
I applied the entire panel onto a black card base. Done!



And a close up

All products listed below with links:-)

Seedless Preserves

Mermaid Lagoon

Peacock Feathers

Cracked Pistachio

Fossilized Amber

Picked Raspberry

Black Soot

Picket Fence Distress Paint

Reverse Confetti "Folded Tag Sentiments"

Reverse Confetti Folded Tag Confetti Cuts


Thanks for stopping & all the best,
Sarah

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Concord & 9th Love Card

This week I am making a card mixing pink and black. I think it is a classic combination!


This card has a black based layered with black-hearted paper from Reverse Confetti.

https://reverseconfetti.com/shop/true-love-6x6-pad/

Then layered with MFTStamps Cotton Candy Cardstock and Cotton Candy Sparkle paper.

http://www.mftstamps.com/heavyweight-card-stock-cotton-candy
http://www.mftstamps.com/heavyweight-card-stock-cotton-candy

The Cotton Candy sparkle paper was die cut using the Love Always Frame set from Concord&9th. I had to weed all those little hearts and couldn't bear throwing them away so I incorporated them into the panel. 

http://concordand9th.com/collections/dies/products/love-always-frame-dies

Then I stamped the sentiment on the panel using the Concord&9th "Say Hello" stamp set.

http://concordand9th.com/collections/stamps/products/say-hello-stamp-set

I am going to enter this card into my first challenge...If I can figure out how to link this post up to their challenge page.  Wish me luck!

http://www.wherecreativitymeetsc9.com/ch6/


Thanks for stopping all my best,
Sarah

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Day Card

Making this card was another chance for me to partake in the #SoSuzyStamps mirror image event:-)

I LOVE coffee! The February 2017 Coffee, Tea and Cocoa card kit from www.simonsaysstamps.com gave me a chance to express that AND make a card for my husband for Valentine's Day. A very non-traditional Valentine's Day card!

The design I set up gave me a chance to practice shading with my Copics... I have seen other crafters use blues to create depth around objects on their projects and this was my first try in doing so around the coffee cups. While other crafting techniques I seemed to pick up easier, coloring with Copics challenges me every time I pick up a marker.  However, without practicing it won't get any better!


I stamped the 2 cups using the mirror image rubber stamp from SoSuzyStamps on Neenah Solar White #80. This card came together much quicker by using the MISTI from My Sweet Petunia to stamp the cups.
http://www.sosuzystamps.com/mirror-image-rubber/ 
http://www.mysweetpetunia.com/MISTI-p/original-misti.htm 
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=75581&currency=USD

I decided the cups should become a highlighted strip across the middle so that I could use some of the printed and solid cardstock included in the SSS kit. (Sorry at this time the kit is out of stock) 

I felt my shading on this card was too bright and tried to make it warmer by using a blender pen and coloring over the first set of colors with warmer tones. Overall, the final product did end up better than it began. My crafting adventure continue...

Keep on crafting,
Sarah