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Gracias To You All February 27, 2013

Filed under: Paper Crafts Magazine,Stampin' Up!,Thank You,Uncategorized — anotherkatecreation @ 8:26 pm

Hello again!

Short and sweet post for today – I’m here with another Creative Challenge 🙂

I had fun with the last one, and you all left such nice and encouraging messages, it gave me the push to try another one! 🙂

If you don’t know what I am referencing, please see my earlier post “Challenging Myself Creatively” by clicking here.

 

So flipping to find a challenge, I landed on this one…..

100_2288This is for Challenge #37 on page 78/79  “Say Thank You in a Different Language”

 

This was a different card for me, since well, I don’t really speak any foreign languages.  But I remembered that when we lived in California, I happened to pick up a great Stampin’ Up! set that was all sentiments in Spanish.  🙂  I grabbed the set and found the Gracias stamp.  Then I thought I needed a bold patterned paper, so I searched my stash and found this bright paper collection (part of my hoard that I actually said was ok to cut up finally!)  I used different patterns and some dovetailed shapes and then tied it all together with the jute twine and a button on the side.

 

A simple, but happy card, I think. 🙂  Makes me think of some of the great people we met out in CA!

Hope all is well for everyone today – thanks for stopping in!

kate

 

Challenging Myself Creatively February 20, 2013

Filed under: Paper Crafts Magazine,Ribbons — anotherkatecreation @ 1:00 am

Good Morning Dear Friends!

My Card today is part of a New Year’s resolution I made for this year in my “crafting life”.  You see, a few years ago, I decided to challenge myself with new things to do creatively and my first one was to get a blog up and running.  DONE.  Then I challenged myself to get published in a magazine.  DONE.  I even took that one a step further and got published in two different publications and several time in that year!  That was an exciting time.  So, now what to do with myself as the next challenge??  I have to say, I was in a slump this fall.  Even as all of my stamp and scrapbook stuff was finally unloaded, sorted, organized, and at the ready to be used,  I just was having a hard time.

So, I thought about what this year’s challenge could be…… and the answer came to me when Paper Crafts Magazine put out its latest special edition called 75 Creative Card Challenges.  Now this magazine is one of my faves to go to in general, but I found this special edition fun to look at and then I thought – wow I would have done this instead of that for this challenge, etc.  SO… I thought, why not DO IT!  I quickly bought the magazine and have now been looking at it and here is what I came up with for a little fun challenge. 🙂  hee hee

I take the magazine and flip to a random page – viola!  Whatever I may land on, is what I am challenging myself to do!  (on a side note, I thought this would be more fun then just going in order 1-75… I think that would be too boring for me)

So here is my first creation:

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This is for Challenge #64 on page 136/137  “Make Your Own Rainbow”

Now, I have to say, this card has been floating around in my head since I bought this stamp for a gift (hope you are enjoying as much as I am! 😉 ) and once I flipped to this page, I just knew what I was going to do.

I stamped each of the hearts using a Versamark color rainbow ink pad I have had stashed for several year (not sure they even make them anymore)  but it was one of those variegated pads and since I wanted to ink each heart in a color, I took another risk and ripped each of the little ink pads off the big pad and inked it by hand.  A messy way to go about it, but I am in LOVE with the final result!  I stamped the sentiment in black ink and tied a white organdy bow on the side to add some soft shimmer (maybe I was thinking a cloud?).

Well, so much for me and my first of many challenges for the year – I already have a few more up my sleeve, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, leave me a comment on what you think of my challenge to myself – or better yet, tell me what you are challenging yourself to do this year! 🙂

take care,

kate

 

More Great Wishes! March 26, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Card Maker Magazine,Paper Crafts Magazine — anotherkatecreation @ 1:00 am

Happy Monday!

Well, another week has gone by, but before the month of March is gone for good, I have more exciting news to share with you. 🙂

 

I was published AGAIN!  Yep, that’s right – I’m on a roll now!  HA! 🙂

 

This time, the card edition was all about babies.  Instead of going the traditional route, I decided to pay tribute to my good friends who adopted a baby girl just about 2 years ago! (wow! that time has flown by!)  There are tons of cards out on the market for baby boys and baby girls, but there are not that many for adoptive parents.  So here is my take on a card for them 🙂

 

 

I just couldn’t help myself with the butterfly – it s such a symbol for me and I love the colors of this card.  When I chose the papers, I knew just what I wanted to do with them and was pleased it came out for me.  Now submitting it, you never know if someone else is going to like the idea or not.  But, they did!

 

Here’s a copy of the magazine it is featured in – CardMaker March/April edition – on newsstands NOW!  (or you can click the image to go to the website and purchase!)

CardMaker March 2012

This is a fun edition – light and airy designs for springtime, babies and Easter!  Yikes!  I guess that is sneaking up on us too!!

Off to go create some more fun – take care and thanks for sharing my fun with me!

kate ♥

 

It’s Time!! October 1, 2011

Filed under: Christmas,Paper Crafts Magazine — anotherkatecreation @ 1:00 am

Let’s get the paper, scissors, adhesive, trimmer, stamps, and ink out and get to work ladies!!!  It’s time for……

 

I’m going to be busy, busy, busy today and hope you will be crafty too!!  Make a card and have some fun – the holidays are edging closer!!  Yikes!!

 

I’ll be back later to post some of my creations – can’t wait!!!

kate ♥

 

Some News to Share September 13, 2011

Filed under: Paper Crafts Magazine — anotherkatecreation @ 1:00 am

I am SO excited and I can’t believe that it has taken me so long to post this – but here’ some cool news!!  I was honored a while back – November 2010 – to get published for the very first time in a great magazine, Paper Crafts.  I was so honored and excited and did share my news here and here, but now there is follow-up news to that.

 

Every so often, the magazine does a posting of designers who have appeared in the magazine and have a  papercrafting blog.  Well…  mine was mentioned just two months ago!!!!  You can check it out if you like here:

 

Paper Crafts Connection Designer Blog Roll

 

What an Honor!!  I’m so excited – AGAIN!!  My name is up there with some of the TOP designers in the field and it is staggering to think about!  I’m sorry I didn’t get to publish it here sooner, but hey, you guys know my life is chaotic! 😉

 

Hope you are all having a fine Tuesday – take care and thanks for sharing in my happy news!!

kate ♥

 

Wahoo! December 1, 2010

Filed under: Paper Crafts Magazine,Papertrey Ink,Thank You — anotherkatecreation @ 3:00 am

I am SO excited to finally be able to share this post with the world!  I have literally been sitting on it for 5 months now and can finally say it out loud and share photos, etc.

I HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED!!!

Well, a card of mine has been published!  In June, Paper Crafts Magazine had a call for submissions and I finally decided to take the plunge and see what I could come up with.  One of my designs got chosen out of 1900 submissions and was recently published in their special publication, Card Creations: Favorite Occasions!!

What a great fete this was for me and one that has me totally over the moon!  I got the e-mail on the morning of my birthday and could hardly believe my eyes – I mean, they chose ME!!  Can you believe it??  Now here it is months later and I can celebrate again!  What fun this is.   I haven’t been able to share the fun on my blog because it is all so hush hush, but now I can show you my card and page in the magazine and everything!

The cover of the magazine- I am SO gleeful!

My page!! (page 71 in case you have a hard copy)

Okay, this was a hard picture to take, but it is MY NAME IN PRINT!

And finally, a clear picture of my card that was published.  This is actually the photo that I sent in for submission.

 

Thanks for sharing in the excitement with me!  If you know me well, you know that this is something I have only dreamed of and now that it has come true, I can only dream to do it again, and bigger!!  Thank you to all of my supporters out there – you know who you are and I love you all dearly for all the positive feedback you have given me through my journey in Another Kate Creation!

Now, Let’s Party!