Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Birthday, Daughter!


Hello Peeps!!


Happy Friday!!  Once again, I’m barely staying afloat with all of my deadlines and commitments, and I’m babysitting my 16 mo. old grandson, too!!  Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining!  I love every minute of my life!  Just letting you know that I’m doing a bit of a balancing act these days – I just don’t want you to forget about me!  LOL


Karolyn - Kinfolk


I thought I’d pop in and share another of the samples that I created for the newest Paper Smooches release!  Kim can draw and design flower images like nobody’s business.  Her floral silhouette stamps are some of my most fave.  Here, I combined the new Calico set (free with $60 purchase) with her Reflections set, and used the coordinating Reflections dies, as well.  In order to get that soft layered stamp look, I flipped the silhouette flowers over on my acrylic block and inked them up with a lighter pink ink – then stamped them.  Next, I inked up the normal side of the stamp with a darker pink ink, and stamped on top of the first stamped image.  The effect is so pretty, and adds that extra little bit of oomph and whimsy to really show off those silhouettes.  I actually used quite a few Paper Smooches stamps and dies for this project – I’ve linked them all up below for you.  I believe that Kim has some other fun projects that she’s sharing over at the Paper Smooches blog today, so be sure and click on through to see for yourself.


I’m off to the Children’s Museum with my grandson – he loves it there, so I’m excited to have some fun with him!  I’m hoping that you have an amazing Friday planned, too.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Know that the time you spend here is so appreciated by me!!




STAMPS:  Calico, Kinfolk, Salutations, Reflections and Notebook Paper (Paper Smooches), Envelope Background (Hero Arts)
INK:  Apple, Grapefruit, Celery and Blush (A Muse Studio), Unicorn (Hero Arts/Memories)
PAPER:  Bubblegum CS (French Poptone), White Linen CS (Ellen Hutson), Solar White CS (Neenah Classic Crest)
OTHER:  Notebook Basic Die and Reflections Leaves Die (Paper Smooches), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)


Paula S. said...

This is just beautiful Karolyn! I'm so glad you're not so over committed that you can't take time out for for a trip to the museum. Hope it's a wonderful day for you both.

Nina Yang said...

So pretty!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

This is beautiful, Karolyn! Enjoy your time with your grandson. :)

~amy~ said...

Oh this is the colors! I bet you had so much fun with your grandson!

Geri said...

Hey there friend! I'm sure hearing you on the head above water thing! Don't know where the hours disappear to! Beautiful card, love the loft colors and how you used the reverse side of the stamp! Love how the green leaf pops!

Hope you have a fabulous time with your little guy (lucky you!)

PS. Ordered my Silhouette on Wednesday! Can hardly wait :)

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous card, and thanks for reminding us about flipping our stamps! Good memory, just really short, lol! Love those pinks with that green. This is quite lovely. Have fun with the little guy too. Bev

Laurie said...

I love this! Those flowers are just adorable!

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