Thursday, May 19, 2022

CCEE2219 - Dance Like a Chicken

Kelly reminded the CCEE Stampers that National Dance Like a Chicken Day was this week, and it encourages everyone to dance like a chicken.  I always chuckle when I think of that "holiday."   She asked us to create a card with a chicken or chickens as the star!  Dancing was optional.

I actually have a stamp of a chicken dancing -- it's an old one that I think I got free somewhere.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more chickens -- dancing or otherwise!

Monday, May 16, 2022

New Release Blog Hop - Come to the Circus

 Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our Karen Burniston Products - KB Riley LLC May Release Blog Hop. The Design Team members have come together with Karen today for a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 8 new dies. Sneak peeks of the new release started last week, and the dies are available to order NOW!

This release includes:
  • 1 new "Ball" Die Set - Mini Ball Pop-up
  • 2 new Add-Ons Die Sets - Mini Ball Add-ons 1 Gnomes; Mini Ball Add-ons 2 - Monkey and Lion
  • 1 new Accordion Die Set - Landscape Rectangle Accordion
  • 1 new Crosshatch Die Set - Short Rectangles - Crosshatch
  • 1 new Charms die Set - Flutter Charms
  • 1 new Slimline Sized Die Set - Long Flap and Closure
  • 1 new Alphabet Set - Mini Alphabet and Numbers
Dies are available to order now on the website.
When Karen showed the design team members the new dies, she made a sample to demonstrate the difference in size of the new Mini Ball Pop-Up in comparison to the previously released other two ball pop-ups.  That gave me an idea for a fun card, so I ran with it.  This card is the result of that inspiration.  I had gotten this cute circus paper pad as a free gift for purchasing something at a booth at a recent stamp show.  I added a bit more darker green at the bottom (using the KB Nature's Edges die to coordinate with the hills on the paper) so that I could add the sentiment, using the brand new Mini Alphabet and Numbers set for the lettering.  I love that the letters have shadows that you can use (or not!) when creating.

When you open the card, up pops this cute elephant, made with all three ball pop-up sets.  The new Mini Ball Pop-Up made the perfect addition to this cute elephant, the parts of which are from Animal Add-ons 2.

My daughter has already grabbed this card to give to her friend's one-year-old son for his birthday!
To celebrate the release Karen Burniston and each of the Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC Design Team members will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to some lucky person who comments on our blog posts, so make sure you join the hop and comment on everyone's blog post. Winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received on our blog posts by Monday, 23rd May 2022. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter! Don't forget to leave your e-mail address for us to contact you, in case you are a lucky winner!
Lois Bak (that's me)

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Day 7 Sneak Peek - Hi, There!

My final sneak peek of the new Karen Burniston dies is another Landscape Rectangle Accordion card with two panels -- one with a sentiment created with the Mini Alphabet and Numbers set and the other with a couple of butterflies from the Flutter Charms.

Be sure to visit our Blog Hop tomorrow.  There are seven $25 gift certificates to be given away!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Day 6 Sneak Peek - Sending Hugs

Today's sneak peek is a simple little mini slimline card made using the new Short Rectangles Crosshatch set, which has six nested rectangular dies and a strip of flowers.  I used the two larger dies on this card, as well as a couple of dies from the Hearts Crosshatch set and the Sending Love set.

One more sneak peek tomorrow and then our New Release Blog Hop.  Be sure to check that out because you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Karen Burniston website!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Sneak Peeks Day 5 - Happy B-Day

I have another Landscape Rectangle Accordion card to show you today, but this time it has three panels.  This one shows off the picture frames that come with the die set as well the bee and honeycomb dies from the new Flutter Charms set.

I added a few flowers from the Flutter Charms set as well as a couple of cute bee stamps.  The sentiment on the middle panel was created using the Mini Alphabet and Numbers set.

 I love this set and will probably use it a lot.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

CCEE2218 / KB New Release Day 4 - Hello Dragonflies

Today is National Foam Roller Day, and Kelly asked the CCEE Stampers to show our cards using any rolled technique!  Suggestions were paper rolling, brayers, marbles.  As it is also Sneak Peek Week for the new Karen Burniston dies, I made a card using some new dies -- plus a brayer technique I have never used before:  wrapping rubber bands around a brayer in order to make a unique background.

The new dies that I used are the Short Rectangles Crosshatch and Flutter Charms.  And I'm rather pleased with that background.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers blog to see what the rest of the team did with this challenge and check out the new Karen Burniston dies as well.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Day 3 Karen Burniston Sneak Peeks - Mini Ball Pop-Up

Many of us love Karen Burniston's pop-up balls, and I'm thinking the new Mini Ball Pop-Up will be quite popular as well.  My card for today uses this one, which is 20% smaller than the Bitty Ball.  Another new die is the Long Flap Closure, which is perfect for a slimline card -- and has notches for cutting it down to the mini-slimline size.

And here is my first robin of spring!

There are dies in this set to make this cute bird, including (as you can see on the next photo) his wings and tail.

I look forward to using this Mini Ball Pop-Up in conjunction with the other two pop-up ball die sets as well.