Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Childhood Card - Color Dare 107

Our color combination this week at The Color Dare is...
So Saffron
Marina Mist
Cert. Celery
Unfortunately the subdued saffron tones of the SEI background paper I used are a bit blued out by the outside light for this photo; still, I did follow the rules... you'll just have to take my word for it ;)


Here are the other challenges:

My Time to Craft #146 "Here Comes Summer" - Don't we all remember childhood summer days when we only seemed to go inside to grab a cold drink or a popsicle?


Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink, SEI}
"Childhood" Tag {Cosmo Cricket}
Edge punches {Fiskars}
Ribbon {Offray}
Pearls {Recollections}
Machine stitching


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Also, don't forget about the launch of Treetop Monthly, coming up THIS SATURDAY, July 2nd!!!

There's still time to enter for the launch candy by visiting THIS post (scroll to the bottom :)

The tree-themed fun starts on Saturday, with a whole month to upload as many projects as you like!
So mark your calendars, and I'll look forward to seeing you then!

Have a great day all,

Monday, June 27, 2011

Guest Designer for SPCC #106 - Capture the Moment Card

What a beautiful Monday morning it is turning out to be here!  I hope yours is equally as lovely, inside or out.  Aside from a fussy baby, I am smiling because I get to teach a very dedicated piano student this afternoon, my toddler is spending the day with Grandma, AND..... I get to be this week's Guest Designer at SPCC! :)

Here is this week's color combo:


And here is my CAS card for this week's challenge:

Unfortunately it is rather difficult to see the card base embossing in this photo--
Oh, but I miss that fantastic Texas North Light in my old studio! *sigh*....

This card also plays in the following challenges:



Materials Used on This Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink, Georgia Pacific}
Tag {Cosmo Cricket}
Button "Little Sprout" collection {Fancy Pants Designs}
Lace edge punch {Martha Stewart}
Swiss dots embossing folder {Provo Craft}
Butcher's twine

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Also, don't forget about the launch of Treetop Monthly, coming up THIS SATURDAY, July 2nd!!!

There's still time to enter for the launch candy by visiting THIS post (scroll to the bottom :)

The tree-themed fun starts on Saturday, with a whole month to upload as many projects as you like!
So mark your calendars, and I'll look forward to seeing you then!

Have a great day all,



Free Digi Sketch: Sand Dollar

Good morning friends! It's Monday and I have another Digi Sketch to share with you today!

This sketch is a sand dollar.  These shells are always so special to find on a beach-combing trip.
You might also enjoy my poem about Sand Dollar Doves on my poetry blog, Everyday Kathryn.
File is in .jpg format

You are welcome to use these sketches for your projects, but all I ask is that
1) You do not try to pass off my artwork as your own and
2) Please link back to me on your posts or projects. Images are still copyright to me, Kathryn Ritter. 3) I would love to see your projects as well; please come back and link them up so that we can all see YOUR work! :)

Also, when you are telling others about my free sketches, please use the watermarked image below for display and provide a link back to the main Digi Sketch page--THANK YOU!

As I add more sketches to the collection, you'll be able to find them using the tab at the top of the page. I hope you will keep checking back or follow so you won't miss any new sketches as I make them available. My goal is to share with my fellow crafters so the more the merrier! :)
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy 4th of July Card

The theme at Sentimental Sundays this week is Patriotic!  If you're not in the US, you can still play along of course--just use the colors of your own nation's flag!
For my card I tried to incorporate all kinds of iconic 4th of July elements.  The red gingham ribbon reminds me of a picnic tablecloth.  The splash of stemmed pearls reminds me of a firework, and then there's the star of course, with patriotic verse on it, and tricolor ribbons...

Here are the challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #61 "Patriotic / Your Nation's Flag"

Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Stamps {Hero Arts}
Ink: Archival Brilliance "Moonlight White" {Tsukineko}
White Galaxy Marker {American Crafts}
Fabric Brads {Making Memories}

 
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Also, don't forget about the launch of Treetop Monthly, coming up THIS SATURDAY, July 2nd!!!

There's still time to enter for the launch candy by visiting THIS post (scroll to the bottom :)

The tree-themed fun starts on Saturday, with a whole month to upload as many projects as you like!
So mark your calendars, and I'll look forward to seeing you then!

Have a great day all,

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

True Love Birds Wedding Card

The first day of summer was yesterday!  Which also means... it's the beginning of WEDDING SEASON!  Here's another wedding/anniversary themed card...
Here are the challenges:

Etsy Inspired #141 "Homes and Weddings" - here is my inspiration (it's my 2nd entry)



 
Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink, DCWV}
Love birds tag {Recycled from cardstock backing of Making Memories embellishments}
Stamps {American Crafts}
Ink and Clear Superfine Embossing Powder {Ranger}
Fabric flower {Recollections}
Lace edge punch, gems {Martha Stewart}
Saddle-stitch grosgrain {Offray}
Swiss dots embossing folder {Provo Craft}
Corner rounder {EK Success}


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Also, don't forget about the launch of Treetop Monthly, coming up on July 2nd!
To enter for the launch candy visit THIS post (scroll to the bottom :)
The tree-themed fun starts right here at KTC just in just under two weeks,
so mark your calendars and I'll look forward to seeing you then!

Have a great day all,

250 Followers! Congrats to Iulia!

Well friends I decided a long time ago that I would save a special prize for my 250th follower.
And this morning, Iulia from Romania became that gal!

Congrats, Iulia, please email me your address and I'll send you your goodies!

Next follower giveaway coming up at 300! :)

It's All A"Boat" You Dad!

You all know I can't resist a good pun....

Here are the Challenges:


Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Patterned papers {SEI}
Dimensional boat sticker {K and Co.}
Alphas {Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, Making Memories}
Sewing Machine

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Also, don't forget about the launch of Treetop Monthly, coming up on July 2nd!
To enter for the launch candy visit THIS post (scroll to the bottom :)
The tree-themed fun starts right here at KTC just in just under two weeks,
so mark your calendars and I'll look forward to seeing you then!

Have a great day all,

You're a Peach!

This week at The Color Dare Riley has a "Peachy" color combination for us:
Peach Parfait
Real Red
Pear Pizzaz
And knowing me, you probably aren't surprised that
I just couldn't help myself from having a little "pun"...

Here are a few other challenges:

Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Stamp {Studio G}
"Threading Water" Edge Punch {Fiskars}
Leafy Branches Embossing Folder and Cuttlebug {Provocraft}
Buttons, Butcher's Twine


Also, don't forget about the launch of Treetop Monthly, coming up on July 2nd!
To enter for the launch candy visit THIS post (scroll to the bottom :)
The tree-themed fun starts right here at KTC just in just under two weeks,
so mark your calendars and I'll look forward to seeing you then!

Have a great day all,


 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summery Flower Thank Yous - Set of 8

Here is a summery, breezy card set to cheer up your afternoon!

For some inexplicable reason, from the moment I saw these chipboard flowers,

I wanted to wear denim overalls and pull up my hair in a french-braid...

I've tried to recapture that simple, airy, carefree and happy feeling the flowers gave me
in the designing of these cards...

Not too heavy. Summer breezy colors... and plenty of white.


These cards are most specifically for this week's Tuesday Trigger at the Moxie Fab World.
I love the soft colors, and I carried over the stripes.


These cards also play in the following challenges:


Everybody Art #147 "Anything Goes"


 Materials Used on these Cards:
Cardstock {Martha Stewart "Playful Blue", Georgia Pacific, Recycled Kraft}
Sentiment Stamp {Fiskars}
Chipboard Flowers {"Bay Flowers" Cloud 9 Design by Fiskars}
Light blue brads {Spare Parts by The Paper Studio}

Live well, lovelies!
--Kathryn

Monday, June 20, 2011

Free Digi Sketch: Paper Birches

Good morning friends! It's Monday and I have another Digi Sketch to share with you today!

This sketch is of Paper Birches.  These are such elegant lovely trees in any season.  This sketch would also be great to use in upcoming Treetop Monthly challenges!

File is in .jpg format

You are welcome to use these sketches for your projects, but all I ask is that
1) You do not try to pass off my artwork as your own and
2) Please link back to me on your posts or projects. Images are still copyright to me, Kathryn Ritter. 3) I would love to see your projects as well; please come back and link them up so that we can all see YOUR work! :)

Also, when you are telling others about my free sketches, please use the watermarked image below for display and provide a link back to the main Digi Sketch page--THANK YOU!

I'd love it if you'd all join in with my Treetop Monthly challenge, starting this July!
This image would be great to use, since it's a totally tree-themed challenge!

As I add more sketches to the collection, you'll be able to find them using the tab at the top of the page. I hope you will keep checking back or follow so you won't miss any new sketches as I make them available. My goal is to share with my fellow crafters so the more the merrier! :)
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Wedding Card -- Orange, Lace and Roses

 
Welcome to the Sentimental Sundays “Celebrate Summer” blog hop!

This is stop #14 on the hop; you should have arrived here from Sally's blog.
If you didn't arrive from her blog and would like to join in the hop, please start at the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog.

You can also join the “Summery or Sparkly” (plus a sentiment) challenge this week as usual. Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs is sponsoring the hop, with a prize of four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection.

Your next stop on the hop is Tammy Louise.  If you should happen to get lost along the way, you can find the blog hop list over at the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog. Don't forget to leave comments along the way because there are 3 mystery DT members who will each choose a winner from the comments left on their blog hop posts. The winners will each win a $10 gift certificate to Whimsy Stamps! The hop ends on Friday, June 24th at midnight EST. The winners will be announced on the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog on Sunday, June 26th. So, hop on over to the next stop and good luck!

So, with all the housekeeping out of the way, here's my summery wedding card:


Here are some other challenges it plays with as well(8 total):
ABC Challenge "W is for Wedding" - I think this sentiment is quite fitting for a wedding as good advice for the newlyweds :)


Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock, Stamp {Papertrey Ink}
Ink {Ranger, Tsikineko}
Roses {Recollections}
Pebble Brads {Basic Grey}
Ribbon {Offray}
Chipboard butterfly {K and Co.}
Apron Lace edge punch {Fiskars}
Doily, butcher's twine
Sewing machine


As well as the Sentimental Sundays candy, I'm offering my own here at Kitchen Table Crafter, to celebrate the hop and also to spread the word about my NEW CHALLENGE,


This monthly tree-themed challenge starts right here at Kitchen Table Crafter
just two weeks from today!!!
So here's the Treetop Monthly giveaway:

Leave me a comment here for a chance to win either the Sentimental Sundays prize OR my own giveaway!  Please tell your friends about the Treetop challenge starting in two weeks on July 2nd right here at Kitchen Table Crafter and let me know in a separate comment!

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

"You and Me" - CAS Wedding/Anniversary Card

I've been in a clean-up-the-cardmaking-mess-off-my-craft-table mode lately.  (We won't mention the other places around the house that could use some similar TLC* ;) 
Do you ever find yourself trying an element on a project, but after you've gotten it put together and hold it up, it doesn't quite work the way you thought it would--so you set it aside to use later?  Well that's a long-standing habit of mine and in the past few days I decided that that pile of potential was certainly big enough to make something out of by now!  I'd like to see the wood of my craft table again... for a little while at least ;)
Here is one of many scrap-pile cards made this week:
And the challenges:

Etsy Inspired #140 "Homes and Weddings" - I was inspired by this photo:

Unfortunately this is the last Etsy Inspired challenge.  Thanks Ashley for some really great inspiration for all this time!  We know it really is a LOT of work!


Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Tag {Cosmo Cricket "DeLovely"}
Threading Water edge punch {Fiskars}
Magenta flower {Spare Parts by The Paper Studio}
Yellow rose {Recollections}
Rhinestones {Offray}
Butcher's twine
Swiss dots embossing folder {Provo Craft}


Also tomorrow we're having a special Summer kickoff bloghop at Sentimental Sundays, so be sure to check back!  There's a prize involved on Sentimental Sundays main and I'll be hosting a giveaway of my own here as well, to celebrate the hop and also to spread the word about my NEW CHALLENGE,

TREETOP MONTHLY

It starts right here  at Kitchen Table Crafter just two weeks from today!!! 
Want a little peek at the giveaway?  Oh, alright, if you insist ;)


Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Splendid In Bloom - Color Dare 105 "Elegant Blushing Pears"


Here is my card:

And the other challenges are:
The Shabby Tea Room #66 "Pink Lemonade" - pink, green, neutrals, flowers
Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Stamps {Papertrey Ink "In Bloom", American Crafts "Dear Lizzy"}
Pearls (e. by Prima}
Ink and Superfine Clear Embossing Powder {Ranger}
Text embossing Plate {Papertrey Ink}
Corner Rounder {EK Success}


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