Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Getting “Krafty” and A Petal Press Announcement

Oh boy! You’re going to have back to back IHP excitement. First, today is our monthly DT Challenge and tomorrow we begin sneak peeking the latest Petal Press set from Tracy Schultz called Summer Garden. The Petal Press is BACK (after a brief hiatus) and this new set is the perfect summer set! It is sweet and elegant and even coordinates with some elements from Happy Harvest! So , if you’ve got that one then you’re definitely going to want this one! Best of all (for me), all the flowers are allergy free!

AND...in case you haven't seen the new SCS Dirty Dozen gallery...BOTH of the new additions are IHP girls! I am SO excited and SO proud to extend congratulations to Cathleen and Tiff!

With the new release we are also welcoming some new DT faces. They will all have sneak peek samples tomorrow and there will be blog candy up for grabs so be sure to stop by and comment on all of their blogs for your multiple chances to win both tomorrow and on release day, June 23.

Please join me in welcoming (or welcoming back) the team and I hope you stop by tomorrow to see their amazing creations! (Note: Tracy will have projects posted all week long leading up to the release.)


Cathleen - one of the two new DIRTY DOZEN gals!
Tiffany - one of the two new DIRTY DOZEN gals!
Tracy – designer
Kate – owner (that’s me!)

And now…onto today’s Getting “Krafty” DT Challenge! The challenge was to create a project using some of the awesome kraft papers/supplies available, like the Jillibean Soup printed kraft papers or the new Basic Grey Basics Kraft (or Manila) pads – just to name a few! Here is my card:

I used some Jillibean Soup White Macaroni paper and, in honor of Tracy’s new release tomorrow, I broke out one of her old sets, Sleigh Ride (on sale now because it is Christmas set!), and made my very first Christmas card of the year! Woo-hoo! I’m ahead of the game! I stamped it in Memento Black on Copic Heavyweight cardstock, colored it with Copics, cut it out with my Circle Nesties and then went over the sleigh with Crackle Accents and added some Rock Candy and Pine Stickles to the filler. I stamped the greeting in Palette Noir and then went over it with Palette L’Amour Red for a little shadow effect to make it stand out more against the background. I used the Jumbo Scalloped Petite Borderabilities to create my top piece and added some Sparkle Gems. I finished it off with a luscious red silk bow.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Core DT to see their projects. And, if you’d like to play along, please tag your project ihp0610 in your SCS or PCP galleries so we can find it! Be sure to leave a comment with your blog link if you play along too!


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you tomorrow for the sneak peek!


BonnieRose said...

so much excitement.. CONGRATS to all the girls and especially the new dt gals... Kate is the best! Hope to be joining you ladies at some point in my future! Love Kate, love the store! xo Can't wait to see Tracy's new set!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful krafty card Kate (I gasped a bit when I saw Christmas though! We are just getting some nice warm weather here!!) So excited for those DD girls and Tracy's new set!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Seeing your wonderful creation, Kate, ALMOST makes me wish Christmas was closer...notice I said ALMOST? I need to get tired of the hot weather first...lol

Love your beautiful bow and how lovely it looks with that wonderful scallop border!

jimlynn said...

Kate, your card is fabulous! Love the scalloped border and of course, that wonderful bow. How pretty.

Natalie said...

so excited to be a part of IHP!!!!!

Loretta said...

CHRISTMAS?!!!!! Absolutely brilliant!!! I love your Krafty Christmas card - kraft and red is such a stunning colour combo!!

Megan said...

I don't know how you keep up!! You've got lots going on. Your Christmas card in JUNE intimidates me a little!! Great idea to get a jump on your Christmas cards. :)

Kendra said...

Love this Kate!

Cathleen said...

Oh Wow, this is beautiful Kate, I love, love this image it is my favorite PP image. Kate, I can't thank you enough for being there with me through all of this....It was so fun to share with you!

Lori said...

This paper's perfect for a holiday card, Kate! Love it!

whoistracy said...

Those rhinestones at the apex of each scallop are the perfect accent. What a great card! (and I'm not just saying that because you used my set! LOL)