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Kindness

Hello! Rachel here today with a simple watercolored card featuring the Time To Blossom stamp set!


I started my card by cutting a panel from some Ranger Watercolor paper. I stamped my image twice in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in white embossing powder. I used Distress Inks to watercolor with.

I cut my "kindness" die from some white cardstock and adhered it to my panel with Multi Medium Matte. I selectively inked the rest of my sentiment to stamp above and below my die cut in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white embossing powder.

It's a little hard to see the sentiment in the picture, but it's very clear in person. The watercolor helps it stand out from the paper.

That's it for me! Thanks for stopping by!




Design Team

We are so excited to announce our NEW DESIGN TEAM! 
Beverly Jordan - Design Team Coordinator &  Meghan Shea - Creative Coordinator

Our Senior Design Team
Chera Giesbrecht Karen Oliver Cindy Gress Messer Erica A-B Rachel Bergfeld

Our New Design Team
Jill Taylor Berina Febin Brenda Nakandakari Kristina Hein Donna Lewis Marina Kartavenko Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez LeAnn McKinney Monica Edwards  Heidi Jakobs Christine Riley


We are super excite and can't wait to show you all such an Amazing Team!!!

Love and Laughter,

CONGRATS - NEW DT MEMBERS!!!!

Hello friends!!!

The long anticipated day is here!!! We have TEN new DT members to announce!!

First and foremost, I would like to personally thank all the amazingly talented applicants. We recieved a lot more applications than we expected, and thank each and every person who applied. I also encourage those who did not get a DT position to PLEASE apply again our next DT call. It was sooooo hard to pick as each and every one of you was so talented!!

Here is a complete list of the Kennedy Grace Creations Team:

Owner: Michelle Dorland
Creative Coordinator: Meghan Shea (that's me ;))
DT Coordinator: Beverly Jordan

Senior DT Members:
Erica A-B
Karen Oliver
Cindy Gress Messer
Chera Giesbrecht
Rachel Bergfeld
Heidi

Please lets give a warm welcome, to the following, NEW Kennedy Grace Creations Design Team Members:
Kristina Hein
Jill Taylor
Christine Riley
Monica Edwards
Donna Lewis
LeeAnn McKinney
Marina Kartavenko
Brenda Nakandakari
Berina Febin
Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez

Welcome to KGC, la…

Distress Oxide fun

Hi, hi, hello!

Erica on the blog with another super simple, but rather eye-catching, card.

Recently I got the second lot of Distress Oxide inks and ooooh, that Picked Raspberry... L-O-V-E!! Well, I simply had to use it on several projects right away because #lovepink, am I right?

Getting a piece of smooth water colour card stock out, as well as arming myself with Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber in the Distress Oxide inks too because options. Right-o, I basically went to town with blending and adding colour as I wanted the background really, REALLY vivid. Once I was happy it was colourful enough, I spritzed some water drops on it and lifted that off with a piece of kitchen roll. To hurry up the drying process, I used my heat gun on it until it was bone dry so I could run it through my Big Shot with a stitched die.

Then it was time to add images and sentiments. As my plan was to heat emboss the image in white on vellum I picked the one I think makes the biggest splash…

Hugs

Hello there!  It's Cindy from In Love with Paper back on the blog with you today.  I've got a feel good card to share.  I'm using the stamp set Time to Blossom.  If you'd like more details on my card please visit my blog.


Have a wonderful day :-)

Cindy---

Thinking of You

Karen with you today and its my pleasure to share this little card with you.   I took my colouring inspiration from a magnolia tree that I pass on my way to school which had one random flower come to life.  I think it must have been testing the weather after a couple of nice days to see if spring had sprung.  It hasn't and no more flowers have bloomed since.

I had some die cuts sitting on my desk from a card I posted a couple of days ago.  I used the reverse cuts on that card so had these left aside.  Shame to waste them so I added them to the background of my flower.  My flower is coloured in pencil and fussy cut then popped up on foam.

To finish it off I added a pretty ribbon and some Kennedy Grace Mother of Pearl sequins.



Heartfelt Thanks with Erica

Hello, Erica back on the blog today. I've swapped a day with poor Rachel who has done her back in but she's going to cover one of my dates while I'm moving house at the end of the month and beginning of next. A Thank You card seemed appropriate for today's post with that in mind.



I stamped up the lovely bloom from Just A Rose and coloured it in with my Copic markers. I wanted a light and bright look so I used a flicking motion and left plenty of white space on the petals. The leaves I did in a similar manner but the stamens in the middle got a dark pink colour.

I fussy cut the flower out and added foam tape to the back of it while I was in a cutting frenzy. Once that was done I set it aside and started on the background.

Grabbing my new Distress Oxide inks I blended some green shades all over a card panel. My first idea was to stamp up some leaves on it and make it look like a rose bush on which the flower would sit. I decided on trying something new instead and got a…

Super simple card with Erica

Buckle up people, today's card and post is a super quick one! Ready?

I got some pink card stock out and used a scalloped square card die to create a card base. In the middle of the front I also die cut a scalloped circle to make a peek-a-boo card.

On the inside of the card I stamped Just A Rose in black ink and added some details with Copic markers. Just some simple shading on the petals and some green on the leaves as well as some colour to the stamens.



On the front I added a few clear gemstones and then it was done! Bam! Anyone got whiplash from that? LOL!! Sorry if you did but there isn't much more to add to this post so I will leave you to recover in peace now.




Love and Laughter,

Erica

Floral Get Well Card

Hello, Beverly here today, sharing a card I made for a sick friend of mine:



So many times I go blank when I am wanting to make a quick card for someone special. Sketches for cards seems to help me get my mojo in gear and make something so remarkable because of getting my creative juices flowing!! Today's post is using Kennedy Grace Creations Time To Blossom Stamp set, which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink in my Misti tool. Using my Cricut to make a fun shape, and mat, I cut the cute little bracket. The Get well sentiment is from Grace's Little Note Stamp set and fit perfectly!!

For coloring I used the following Copic Sketch Markers: RV04, RV11, RV21, YG06, YG93, YG 95.

 I chose the Pink Passion sequins and even added one small seed bead to the sentiment bracket. Love these mixes just for that reason!

The Papers are Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring, Giselle pattern papers, and deep plum dimpled cartdstock by Bazzill.



Love and Laughter,

Happy

Hello there!  It's Cindy from In Love with Paper back on the blog today.  I've got a birthday card to share with you.  I'm using the fabulous Splendid Rose stamp set.  If you'd like more detail on what I used to create this card please visit my blog.


I hope I've inspired you to make something pretty for someone you love. 

Have a beautiful day :-)

Cindy---

Alternative Baby Card

Hi everyone, Heidi here, for today’s project I created a baby card with some gender neutral and alternative colours.
Karen with you today on the Kennedy Grace blog and I'm featuring another card using the stamp set called Graces Little Notes.   I went with autumn tones today, secretly, I actually really like all tones of orange.  The flower is coloured in pencil and fussy cut by hand the old fashioned way with a pair of scissors.  By the way if you are looking for a great pair of scissors for fussy cutting I can recommend EK Success Cutter Bee.  I have bought all sorts of scissors in the past from cheap and nasty to more reputable brands and I can honestly say Cutter Bee are the best by a long shot.  My family knows not to touch them unless they fear for their life.

Back to the card... it has a vintage feel to it with the papers I chose and I went with cream rather than white for the sentiment panel.    Its finished off with a few Peaches and Cream sequins.




Love and Laughter,

Floral Friend

Hello, everyone! It's Rachel back again today with a floral friendship card.

I started by stamping my roses on a scrap piece of white cardstock and then coloring them in with my Copics.
Red - R35, R37, R39 Green - YG95, YG97, YG99 Gray - C00, C1, C3
I then centered the roses in a circle die and cut them out. I set that aside to start on my card base. I stamped my script background stamp in Smoke ink and then adhered my circle piece on top.
I cut a banner from some black cardstock and then stamped the first part of my sentiment on it in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white. I cut the "friend" part of the sentiment from some white cardstock and then covered it in Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver to create my own metallic paper.
I carefully adhered the banner over the bottom of the circular piece and then used my multi-medium matte to adhere the die cut on top of the banner.
I decided to keep it simple and forgo the sequins for this one because it's going …

Purple Hello card

Hello there! Erica here with my last blog post for July.

Today I'm steering away from both birthday and thank you cards if you can believe it..! Yep, today's card is a simple 'hello' one. With some water coloured flowers of course. Because why not?

I didn't really have a design in mind when I started this card, I just wanted to do some colouring and have some me-time. Right now, we have hydrangeas blooming all around our neighbourhood and one of my favourite colours is the one that is blue/purple. I love that deep, intense colour and tried replicating that on my flowers here. Sure, it's not a hydrangea stamp but just work with me for a minute ;-)

I picked out one of the little flower stems in the Grace's Happy Heart and heat embossed it in white in a pattern on my water colour card stock. I stamped it in such a way that I didn't need a mask as it doesn't overlap anywhere.

Usually when I colour with my Zig markers, I use them directly on the card st…

Kennedy Grace Creations Grace's Little Note Card

Hi, it's Beverly Jordan here on the Kennedy Grace Creations Blog again today, and am featuring the Grace's Little Note Stamp. I used the sketch below to frame the beautiful flowers.

  I cut the Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring collection paper called Giselle, to an A2 size of 5.5x4.25 inches. I die cut a scallop out and then after coloring the flower, die cut that Neenah Bright white cardstock out with a circle die by Spellbinders. I felt the large print gingham ribbon matched well with the feel of the card to match. I used Crystal Laquer to glue down all the fine pieces but used Scrappy red Tape for the ribbon. Also used Pink Passion Sequins for the extra loving touch in opposite corners. I took close ups of the upper righthand corner to show you the fine detail of these gorgeous sequins! Do you see the translucent heart shape in the middle of the grouping? It looks white in one direction and a darker pink in another. Love that about these mixes!! Different shapes, beads and…