Friday, September 18, 2020

Divinity Designs - Thanks!


 Divinity Designs September Release is absolutely beautiful and comes at a perfect time as Fall has arrived in our neck of the woods!

For my card, I used the following products...



Be sure to stop over at Divinity Designs to see all the newest goodies and special deals!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hello Fall


Hello Friends, Kathy here!  I do think Fall is finally on it's way.  Today was a gorgeous day with no humidity and just a touch of cool air!  This gal is definitely looking forward to sweater weather!

Pink & Main has the most amazing stamps and dies available for Fall projects!  My card is featuring the new Sympathy Slimline (scallop) die which I cut in brown cardstock for the frame and Leafy Slimline die which I cut from Yupo paper and applied different alcohol ink.  The sentiment die is also included in the Leafy Slimline die set! 


Gifts of Joy

 One of my favorite holiday activities is wrapping!  A pretty wrapping and tag makes any gift extra special and shows the recipient you put a lot of love into their gift!

The new Wreath of Joy Confetti Cuts makes a perfect tag to dress up packages, gift bags and more.  It's also SO much fun to put together because the color and paper combinations you can make are endless!

For the gift, I took kraft wrapping paper and stamped images from the beautiful Holiday Bough stamp set.  Using the Wreath of Joy Confetti Cuts, I created the tag with shiny gold, red glitter and Avocado cardstock and tied it to the gift with red/white baker's twine.

For another tag, I cut Midnight cardstock using the Inside Scallop Circle Tag for the tag base.  I then used the Wreath of Joy Confetti Cuts to cut Avocado, Salsa, shiny gold and glittery gold cardstock to create the pretty word and adhered it to the tag base.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Falling for Divinity Designs September Release

You'll 'Fall' in love with Divinity Designs newest release!  Today, several Fall goodies are available that are both gorgeous and versatile!

 For my first card, I created a slimline using these products:

New! Slimline Pierced Frame Die

New! Lacy Leaves Stamps/Dies Duo

New! Festive Fall Slimline Paper Pad

Pierced Oval Die

Let's Celebrate Stamp Set (from the July Blessings Box)


There are two new layering dies that are amazing!!  By using different colored cardstock to cut each layer, will give you almost unlimited possibilities!  Here's the products used for this second card:

New! Sunflower Layering Dies

New! Pumpkin Layering Dies

New! Festive Fall Slimline Paper Pad

Wavy Words Stamps/Die Duo

A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer Dies

Stair Step Pop Out with Layers Dies

Alphabet Caps Dies

Foliage & Leaves Dies

Follow The Son Paper Pad

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Trick or Treat Sweets

We love having trick or treaters come to get candy on Halloween!  It's so fun to see their costumes -- some are so creative!  Hoping this year we'll still have Trick or Treat, but in the meantime, I created a slimline card will little bags filled with treats!
Stop by the Kat Scrappiness blog for lots of inspiration and a chance to WIN the new dies being released today!

For my card, I first layered a fun Halloween pattern paper.  I then used two of the new Neverending Slimline Dies to create a frame.  To make each of the treat bags, I took one each of the Slimline Zig Zag Dies and Neverending Slimline Dies, taped them together and ran both of them at the ends through the Big Shot using different cardstock colors.
After trimming them to equal sizes, I placed acetate behind the front, zig zag cutout, filled them with several new Halloween-themed sprinkles (see thumbnails at the end of the post) and covered the back with other Halloween pattern  paper.
For the trim, I cut glittery silver cardstock with one of the Slimline Neverending dies and cut a strip to fit the top of the bags.  I added baker's twine to the the top of the treat bags and adhered them to the card.  To finish, I added the white embossed sentiments.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Pink & Main and Pear Blossom - Light Up Your Life

What a special treat!  Pink & Main and Pear Blossom Press have collaborated for a very special blog hop!  If you haven't tried Pear Blossom Press EZ-Light yet, we're going to 'enlighten' you today!!

Annette Allen

Niccole Kulig

Kathy Schweinfurth  YOU ARE HERE

Renee Moran

Amanda Wilcox

Carol Hintermeier

Ilina Crouse

Cassie Trask

Lynnea Hollendonner

Rachel Winn

For my first card, I layered mustard cardstock onto the card base. I used one EZ-Light unit.  I adhered one of the light strings to the back of the candle, popped up the candle and adhered it to the jar, then adhered the other two light strings to the back of the jar image which is also popped up.  (The jar and candle images are from Pink & Main's Pretty Jars set.)

After arranging the jar/candle to the back of the pattern paper so it was in the center of the cut out circle, I adhered the two images to the back of the pattern paper.  Then, I adhered the light pack to the back of the pattern paper and attached the pattern paper/images to the card base.  To finish, I added these beautiful sunflowers and sentiment from the Sunny Greetings set.


These little light packs are super easy to add to your cards by taping down the wires of lights and mechanism where you want them.   Hope my instructions above made sense, but if not, you can find visual instructions from Pear Blossom HERE.


For my second card, I made a lighted, starry sky slimline!

After creating a distressed oxide background applied with the Ergonomic Blending Brush, I cut out stars at the top.  This adorable little bear is from the new Happy Fall set; the diecut words were made with the Seasons Greetings word dies.

I simply added the EZ-Lights to the back of the card front and covered it over with yellow cardstock.  Look how the card comes to life when the EZ-Light button is pressed...

Hope you'll brighten up someone's day by including EZ-Light to their card.  You'll have so much fun creating it!


Saturday Coffee Cafe - Friendship


Welcome to the Saturday Coffee Cafe...I'm so glad you decided to stop in today! 

I'm so excited to be meeting a dear friend this week for dinner (at an restaurant with an outside patio!).  I haven't been 'out' to dinner since all the craziness started and my friend and I haven't seen each other since the end of last year.  It's going to be awesome!

For the background of my card, I made a distress ink blended sky and then dry embossed the 'brick' sidewalk and blended it with distress ink.

The darling 'cafe' in the background is from My Favorite Things Boutique die.  Most of the other images are from My Favorite Things Friends At First Sip stamp/die set.  The words on the window are from a Sweet Stamp Shop set.  I love this little coffee cafe scene!

Hope you get a chance to spend some time with friends...and enjoy a yummy cup of your favorite brew!

Friday, September 11, 2020

Divinity Designs September Release Inspiration

 Divinity Designs September Release (Part 1) is just what you need to create lovely cards for fall and more!

For my first card, I used the following products:



 Need a quick, simple card?  This pretty floral image can be colored quickly and the font for the sentiment is fabulous!  Combined with the dual-colored frame makes the bouquet pop!

For my second card, I used the following products:


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Sending Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes Hop!

 Welcome to the “Sending you Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes from Not 2 Shabby & Kat Scrappiness!” We are thrilled you could join us on this blog & Instagram hop celebration! Kat Scrappiness has some of the best stamps, dies, and embellishments around and Not 2 Shabby is very excited to carry their products! Come hop with us and see what all the excitement is about!

The blog & Instagram hops and giveaways will start Thursday, September 10th and will end on Tuesday, September 15th. We will have 4 x $15 winners!! 2x pulled from blog comments and 2x pulled from the Instagram comments.

To participate in the hop giveaway, simply leave a comment on each blog post, follow each DT on Instagram, comment and tag your friends. The more you comment the more chances of winning. Bonus entries for following our stores on all our social media below:

The winners will be announced on the Not 2 Shabby and Kat Scrappiness blog on September 18th. You will need to contact us to claim your prize. You can subscribe to our blogs for a notification email on any new blog posts. You will have 7 days to claim your prize.

Thank you for hopping with us and supporting our small businesses!

 For loads of inspiration and more chances to win, stop by the Design Teams blogs (click on the name) and IG sites (click on the "@" tag)!

Maria Russell @MariaRussellDesigns @rprmlr77