Hello and good morning!
Well here we are closing in on a brand new month and that means Sweet November Stamps previews are about to begin! It also means that I've got October's SN guest gal to introduce you to before we dive into all those wonderful Christmas candies! ;)
So without further ado please let me introduce you to the lovely and talented Kelly Booth! I have been lucky enough to get to know Kelly this past year through serving on the CADT together and I just think she has some super mad skillz when it comes to coloring and putting cards together plus she is as sweet as can be! And she imbues each of her creations with all of that sweetness in such a fantastic and natural way that they really seem to come to life.
Ok, time for my favorite part of the spotlight... the crazy, fun SN questionnaire!
1) What color do feel represents your personality and why?
Hmmm… This month I would say Aqua… it is such a fun color and and it makes me happy even though it is blue.
2) Is your style of dress/ home decor similar to your style of card making?
I would say yes... I try and coordinate my colors well in both card making and clothing… and try and dress simple and I keep my cards simple most of the time.
3) What one thing always puts you in a good mood?
Coloring and New Toys!!!
4) If you could visit any time in history when would it be?
I would say the 50’s… they were always having fun drag racing, dancing, Pink Poodle Skirts… and I love the music too!
5) If you were a mythical creature ie. fairy, elf, mermaid, troll etc., what kind would you be and why?
I LOVE the water and hate to fly… so I would say definitely a mermaid!! With lots of Bling and color…
6) If you are a fellow Gleek, which character from McKinley High do you most identify with?
Gleek who??? LOL!!
Great answers Kelly... even if you haven't been bitten by the Glee bug yet! ;)
Now it's time to share Kelly's super cute card and how it inspired mine for today.
I was obviously taken with the idea of using that cool label shape that she works so fabulously, I don't own Nesties though so I had to get a bit creative... I found some Jenni Bowlin chipboard button packaging that was the right shape, just a bit wider. So I traced it on the back of my paper and cut them out to get the look. Then I also stamped the cloud background on some ledger paper. This is something that I have seen Kelly do a lot of and I LOVE the look so even though she didn't use the technique on this card I still feel like it is very much an homage to her. :)
The rest of the card is a pretty straight lift of Kelly's, from the deco edge cut grass and the bow/flower combo. Because Bramble is a digi I was even able to flip her so that she was facing the same direction as Darby does on Kelly's card, hey why mess with a good thing right?!
Kelly will be joining Traci, Rachel and myself in the October Sweet November sneak peeks starting tomorrow! I promise that it will begin to look a lot like Christmas this week, so stay tuned! ;) Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Making Memories (ledger), Doodlebug (grass)
stamps- Sweet November (Bramble Lastleaf), Hero Arts (sentiment and cloud background)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox dark brown chalk and Autumn Leaves Manhattan Blue
Making Memories flowers
Fiskars decorative edge scissors
Copic Spica glitter pen
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20
hair- Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
eyes- YG05, YG07, YG09
clothes- RV10, RV21, RV23, YR12, YR15, YR14, BG000, BG01, 0