Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Kaisercraft Botanica Card Using Only the Paper Pad and the Stamps

Kaisercraft Botanica Card


 Today I'm sharing a card using the Kaisercraft Botanica Collection.  The challenge was to make a card using only the Botanica Paper Pad and the matching Botanica Clear Stamp.  Sometimes it is so refreshing to make a card with minimal supplies.  I actually loved the challenge.  It makes you think creatively.

I really love this collection of papers, the colours are so pretty and flowers go with everything right!? I also LOVE the papers with the beachy, weathered floor boards.  I would love to have beachy wooden floor boards in my "one day dream home" so whenever I see them in a Kaisercraft collection I get a bit excited and have to use them!  I find this paper so versatile.  

Another one of the papers in the pad is dedicated to these little botanical illustrations.  I cut out three little flower pictures and used them as the focal point for my card.  I layered different papers from the pad horizontally beneath the three little pictures and stamped the sentiment and a flower in the background.  This was a quick and easy card to make and could be repeated many times using only one paper pad (just changing the colours of the background papers) and using the matching stamp.  Perfect to make up a bunch of cards for your stash, or just one to send to a special friend : )

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, 
let me know what you think of the Kaisercraft Botanica Collection...

Head on over to the Kaisercraft Blog to see what other cards the talented ladies on the team have created.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Kaisercraft Mood Board Challenge

"Our Journey" Layout by Alicia McNamara

How would you like to WIN one of the latest paper collections from Kaisercraft?
There is a new monthly Inspirational challenge on the Kaisercraft blog.
 Create a layout and you could WIN one of 2 prizes each month.

 1st PLACE Prize: One of Kaisercraft’s new paper collections  
(valued at approximately $80).
2nd PLACE Prize: One of Kaisercraft Paper Pack 
(valued at approximately $50).
Winners will be announced at the beginning of August.

This month’s Inspirational Challenge,  is a Mood Board Challenge.
Inspired by the July paper collection "BOTANICA"

Just create a layout using any part of the Inspirational Mood Board and with at least 80% Kaisercraft Products from any Kaisercraft paper collection.
See the Kaisercraft Blog for all the details.

Here is my take on the mood board using Kaisercraft Botanica Collection.  I love this collection.  As the name suggests it is full of plants, flowers and leaves! I love the natural feel to it.  I found this wedding photo of Benny and I.  We got married in 2002...its getting longer and longer ago haha!

"Our Journey" Layout by Alicia McNamara

I went for a clean and simple Layout layering some papers behind the photo and some collectables on top.  I wanted some lavender pops of colour so I used paper blooms, printed tape and Lavender pearls.  I love the elegance of the blooms and pearls.

"Our Journey" Layout by Alicia McNamara

I chose the title "Our Journey" because marriage is really a journey.  When you think back to the day you got married, it is certainly a significant step in your journey together with your life partner.  Then you think about all the times you have had since...and all the memories you have created...and all the experiences you are yet to have together.

I added some stitching to the Alpha chipboard that I inked with Vintage Ink.  I wanted the letters to be a bit distressed looking - not evenly covered with ink, but a bit blotchy.

"Our Journey" Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products Used: Botanica Collection: Patterned Papers; P1873 Leaf, P1876 Roots, P1875 Seed, PS416 Vine, CT831 Collectables.  CD101 12x12 Weave Cardstock Coconut, PT 224 Printed Tape Damask, IP723 Vintage Ink, CB108 Alpha Chipboard #2, EM927 Cream Lace      F660 Mini Paper Blooms - Amethyst, F643 Paper Blooms - Amethyst, SB785 Lavender Pearls.

Have a look at some of the wonderful creations that the Kaisercraft Design Team members have a created, based on this month's challenge and link up your own layout for fun on the Kaisercraft Blog.

What do you remember most about your wedding day?

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's starting to look a lot like....Kaisercraft!


Being on the Kaisercraft Design Team for 2015-2016 suddenly got very real and even more exciting yesterday when a surprise Delivery arrived of three boxes of AMAZING Kaisercraft Goodies!!!

The girls on the team were saying getting a package from Kaisercraft is really like Christmas...I couldn't really comprehend how good a Christmas it was going to be! Oh my!! Let me tell you, I have never spoilt myself in the way Kaisercraft just has.

Nicky was doing a "Teenage mutant ninja turtle dance" around the boxes and so was I.  Then as I opened the boxes all I could say was "OMG" over and over and over again.  It was hard to believe how much lovely product they could fit into these boxes.

So I am getting very excited to share with you some amazing Kaisercraft creations this year!!

Lots of ideas are circling around and around in my head and I'll be posting them here and on the Kaisercraft blog from July.

Thanks for being on this awesome journey with me!

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Project Life Cards Turned into Greeting Cards

Quick and Easy Cards to Make

It has been awhile since my last post.
Life has been busy!

We've been settling into a new routine and it has taken me a few days to get myself sorted.
Plus, I am really trying to knock off a few things on my to-do list...you know those things you never seem to get around to finishing?  I am determined to finish them.

One of these jobs is my kitchen bench stools I am painting them in chalkboard white.  There is five of them...and I cant seem to devote enough time to getting this job done!  I am about half-way through.  You would think staring at this unfinished job every day would be motivation enough...but apparently not!

Maybe you would like to see some photos when I am done?
That might give me a bit more motivation lol!

Quick and Easy Cards to Make

Today I wanted to share some quick and easy cards I made using Project Life 3x4 and 4x6 cards.
Are you like me and do you have a big stash of these?
Well, they really are perfect for making some quick and easy cards.

Quick and Easy Cards to Make

I combined the 3x4 cards with some Close to My Heart stamped sentiments and I fussy-cut around some pictures on the cards.

Quick and Easy Cards to Make

I added some ribbons and little die cut shapes I had left over.

Quick and Easy Cards to Make

A bit of washi tape and some gemstones.

Quick and Easy Cards to Make

I made these while crafting with a friend.
They were fun to put together.

Do you make Greeting cards out of Project Life cards?
Do you have any unfinished jobs lying around your home that you would LOVE to be complete?

Have a good week,

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Friday, May 29, 2015

I am one excited girl!!!

Yesterday was a beautiful day because I found out the very exciting news that I made the Kaisercraft Design Team for 2015-2016!!!!!!!!!!

I really was in shock for most of the afternoon and evening.
I just couldn't believe this wonderful thing had really happened!
I was so happy and I was just bursting with excitement.
Sometimes its hard to believe something you have wanted so much has really come true.
Its hard for me to put it into words, but it feels very surreal, but overwhelmingly exciting!!
I really cant wait for the journey to begin.  I hope you might like to join it with me : )
With gratitude,
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Baby Girl Cards with Kaisercraft Pitter Patter

Kaisercraft Pitter Patter

Everyone in my family and friendship circle this year is having babies! And they all seem to be little girls!  This year it feels like I have made more baby girl cards than ever before.

Kaisercraft Pitter Patter

These sweet little vintage baby cards were made with Kaisercraft Pitter Patter 6 1/2 inch Paper Pad and the matching Collectables.  Then I just added a little Kaisercraft cream lace and a few ribbons from my stash.

Kaisercraft Pitter Patter

To make the cards I simply layered the Collectable onto a frame and popped them up with mounting tape.  I layered some pretty pink paper to the background of the card and added some lace and ribbon.

Kaisercraft Pitter Patter

Super easy, super quick.
Now I just need to go shopping for two cute little presents to match.
Do you like making baby cards? What are your go-to products or stamps you use to create them?

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