Christmas Stuff for Sale

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Check it out at: www.kellybee.org/christmas/

 

Pet Ornaments

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I’ve created a separate page for my 2017 Pet Christmas ornaments.

Please click HERE for details.

Christmas Order Update

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I just posted this on Facebook but thought I’d add a quick note on my blog:

To my friends/customers who are waiting on Christmas ornaments, Santa Plates, Santa Cams, etc. I decided to donate my craft time today to work on a project for a local animal rescue.  As a result, I’m a day behind on all of your orders (including the Beagle Paws fundraiser).  I hope none of you mind the delay but I felt it was important to lend a hand to this specific cause.

I can’t share the project yet and there is still something wrong with my site so I couldn’t post a picture if I wanted to. 🙁

Thanks for your patience.

 

Weekend Round Up

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Well, two weekends worth of stuff…

Nurse Glitter Stem Wine Glass:

drink with a nurse

Graduation Mason Jar:

hassel

Dog Rules Subway Art:

dog rules

Father’s Day Pilsners:

fathers day pilsner

Father’s Day Mugs:

fathers day mugs

and finally, an actual card!!:

awesome teacher card

That’s it for now.  Back to work tomorrow. 🙁

April Cards

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Tis the season for working on some household projects – fixing some damage on the house caused by a really bad wind storm, some exterior painting, getting the patio furniture ready for the season etc. so my weekends are consumed by that lately (and paint day – 2 friends and I get together on a Saturday afternoon and try to copy a painting by watching a YouTube video).

I have made a few cards here and there…plus I’m working on a cute one for a baby shower but that hasn’t been created yet (only in my head).  Here’s the latest crop:

spring cards 1 spring cards 2 spring cards 3

New Skillz

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Well, not yet…but I did have some fun playing with acrylic paint and a couple of palette knives over the weekend.  I don’t have “good” pictures to share but will try to remember to take some once everything is varnished and dry.

Painting 1: Poppies (16″X20″)

poppy painting

Painting 2: Blue flowers (I think this is a 12″x16″)

blue flowers

I also made a couple of Easter cards this afternoon:

easter cards 2017

I’m really struggling with my card-making lately.  I want to make cards but when I sit down to do it, I lose all focus and end up with nothing.  Hope I find my mojo soon!

Weekend Round-Up

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I managed to get some afternoon craft time yesterday AND today (largely because I had a few orders to fill) and I’m just going to quickly share what I made as I won’t get time to blog these items individually.

First, I dropped in to Michael’s yesterday morning since we had to stop at the DIY store next door and I picked up some wool to make coffee cup cozies (still a work in progress so I’ll share at a later date), wool for a small throw blanket for our living room and I also scored a Cinch binding machine for $25!!!  I also picked up some Valentine themed patterned paper, a stamp set, and a few mini pens.  I did use the Valentine themed supplies to make these:

bug notepads

I had a complex order this weekend of a glittered wine glass and thank you card (complex because it’s a three-stage job and you have to wait for each coat to dry before you can move on to the next) so I made the card yesterday after glitter stage two and added the vinyl to the glass this afternoon.  Pictures are not good but here you go:

rn wine glass

Back of the glass (colour correction changed the tissue paper to this ugly beige):

rn back

Coordinating Thank you card (inspired by another card on Pinterest):

floral thanks

One more order I needed to knock out this weekend was a much easier project – a monogrammed mug.  The only difficulty filling this order was waiting for Bowring to get the mugs back in stock:

j mug

On a sadder note, a Beagle Paws friend’s dog passed away last weekend and I really wanted to send her a personalized sympathy card so I made this early last week:

puppy sympathy

In between all this, I’m still making dishcloths as I find it relaxing and it also lets me watch a bit of tv on the week nights when I’m not feeling particularly creative.  I don’t have a pictures to share but I’ve added a few colours.  I probably have to stop making them for a bit as I’m just displaying them at work and have probably run out of customers!

Enjoy your week.  May it be productive and creative.

Watercoloured Cards

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Just trying to get back in the swing of card-making and decided to have a little fun smooshing ink on some watercolour paper for the background of my first cards for 2017.

I was inspired by the layout of an MFT card I found on Pinterest.

Here’s the paper with the smooshed inks:

watercolour-vday

…and here are the three cards I made with the backgrounds:

watercolour-dog

watercolour-cat-2

watercolour-cat-1

Coincidentally, the imagesI used today happen to be from two MFT stamp sets that I bought a couple of months ago.  I’d already cut them out using my Pixscan mat as I didn’t buy the matching dies (very expensive in CAD$$$) so I just had to colour them while waiting for the background to dry.  I used black pigment ink for the sentiments to ensure they would stand out on the distress ink.

Smooshing is a great way to control how your ink is laid down on the paper.  If I had to do this with a brush I don’t think it would be so “organic” looking.  Must remember to use this technique more often.

Finally! A few cards

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I managed to make some cards yesterday – only because I locked myself in my craft room for the whole day so I could catch up.

I still have about a dozen to make (some are for myself) as well as a couple of December birthday cards but I’m happy about the 16 I have done so far.  Here’s a sampling:

christmas-2016-1 christmas-2016-2 christmas-2016-3

Must dash – have to make a “Congrats” card and don’t have a thought in my head re: layout.

Wedding Bells

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I’ve been working on the Beagle Paws fundraiser the last few weeks but did manage to squeeze a few other projects into my craft room hours.  Today I’m sharing a wedding card but the picture doesn’t do it justice (shiny gold cardstock plus a shaker window…hard to photograph – not that I try that hard).

gold-wedding

The card may look simple but it used some tricky techniques – heat embossing (which I hate as much as glitter) and a shaker window.  The openings in the ampersand are shakers.

There is a white border around the card but it blends into my background.

Back tomorrow with a cute Christmas ornament.



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