My First Blog Article

I am excited to actually be posting to my own blog.  I have always said I would never do it as it seemed like "work" to me.  But I have been swayed by so many of my friends who have wonderful blogs that I enjoy reading and seeing what they have uploaded for the day. I decided it would be fun for me as I enjoy telling stories along with my uploads on Splitcoaststampers.  I don’t have a huge plan so far just that I knew if I didn’t get started I never would.

Today I am uploading cards that I created for my Technique Club that meets once a month.  I have a group pf twelve ladies that come and we have such a great time together.  It really keeps me on my toes as most of these ladies have been stamping with me for a few years and are very accomplished.  Most of them are also members on SCS.

The first card has a frosted window. I used regular shipping tape on the frame and put a little iridescent ice over the sticky tape area to create the frost. I created the frame with my square punch making two punches in a row.  I created the frame the exact same size by holding the card stock over the first created whole and punching using it as a guide. The inside is a simple little snowman scene painted with re-inkers and some white embossing for snow on the ground. I created the little tag using my Scalloped and circle punches and layered them along with a grosgrain knot.


Stamps: Punch Pals, Flannel Plaid

Paper: Pomegranate, Artichoke, Whisper White

Ink: Pomegranate, Artichoke, Craft White

Accessories: Scalloped and Circle Punches, Grosgrain, Brad, Tape, Iridescent Ice, Square Punch

The next is a picture of three cards done with the exact same image and layout but with different color paper and inks.  I stamped the tree with a green and filled in the tree by brushing a small brush directly over the ink pad and then brushing over the tree branches,  I sponged a yellow over each tree and then stamped snowflakes with white craft ink and then sponged the craft ink on the ground and embossed with white embossing powder.  I love that I could make three fast cards made to all look different just by changing ink and paper color.


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Itty Bitty Background, Canvas

Paper: Watercolor, Real Red, Olive, Dashing DP, Sky Blue, Celery, Wintergreen DP, Pomegranate, Artichoke, Holiday Harmony DP

Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Grosgrain

I hope you will visit often and I hope to bring interesting techniques and fun stories.

28 thoughts on “My First Blog Article”

  1. Kittie – WOO HOO!!! Welcome to the blogging world. Your banner looks fabulous and your cards are gorgeous as usual. Agree with Jeanne, you have one lucky group of ladies and I would so love to be there one time when you teach a techniques class! You are such an inspiration — love ya my friend!!!!!

  2. Gorgeous Kittie!! Congrats on entering the blogging world!! You’ll be an excellent addition that has lots to offer other stampers!!

  3. My Kittie!! I’m so glad to see you blogging! You are the most awesome person and I would love love love to link you to my blog 🙂 Way to go girlie!
    Love ya!

  4. Hi Kittie!!! Welcome to Blogging!!! I’m still fairly new at it — learning as I go — and believe me, I’m in the same boat as you as far as being technologically behind the times, in fact, I’m probably light years behind you — LOL!!! But I manage, and so will you!!! I’ll get you linked to mine. Love your banner — drawn by you, no doubt!!! Have fun — you’ll love it and do a wonderful job!!!

  5. You’re right into my Favorites, Kittie! I went to your gallery, because I hadn’t visited it in a while and what timing! I find your new blog – only a day old! Lucky me!

  6. Congratulations on getting things started with Kittie Kraft! I know this blog is a big step for you.
    WoW – I love the watercolor landscape design at the top of your blog page. Very beautiful!
    You have been a wonderful inspiration to me. You do such gorgeous work and are so generous to share your talent & techhniques. You are a stamping rock star and the Wonder Woman of ribbon! What can I say – I’m a fan!
    The best is yet to come for Kittie Krafts!

  7. Kittie how exciting you have a blog. I was browsing Sherry’s and I saw your name on her list. I thought OH NO what have I been missing. I see its new for you. Great to see such a wonderful artist have her own blog now too. I am glad you did this.

  8. Wonderful to see your blog dear Kittie!! I am thrilled by your creations and have subscribed to your blog to be sure never to miss a single one!!!

  9. I just discovered your blog through Allison’s blog. The trees on these cards and the Elzybells card are gorgeous! I love how you made them glow with the yellow sponging. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work 🙂

  10. I am so excited that you have a blog! I love reading all the deets on how you create your gorgeous projects so I will be a regular reader!! 🙂
    PS I added you to my blogroll…hope you don’t mind!

  11. I just found your blog, from Anna Wight’s blog to the SCS Dirty Challenge. So glad you are blogging 🙂 I have admired your art on SCS since I became a member this year. I’ll be checking in here regularly to admire and learn. Thank you for sharing!

  12. I have been making card for 4 year and have looked at your site every day I love that retired stamp up set and have been trying to get it do you have more then one and do you know anyone else that would like to sell
    it I would like this set a lot

  13. The frosted window technique was a favorite of mine back then – I really enjoyed seeing this post and reminiscing! Your cards are beautiful!


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