Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Geometric Rainbow

 Hello Crafters!

How are you this morning? 
I'm pretty good. 
Do you have any hobbies out side of paper crafts? 

I cross stitch, paint my nails so much it should be a hobby, read, and bake. 
I love to make me some cupcakes. The guys I work also love that I make cupcakes as I'm sure you can imagine. I love to try new kinds. I almost never make the same ones twice. My favorite is Blueberry Cheesecake. My husbands is Chocolate Peanut buttercup. 
I haven't had the time to make any recently with all this job crap going on so after the hinting (i.e. walking up to dispatch, looking around lost, and saying "um, are there any cupcakes up here?" ) from co-workers I made some last night. To fit with the season I made Pumpkin with cream cheese frosting. 

I thought they would be dense, like banana bread but they were actually pretty light and moist! 

Now that you're hungry let's talk cards haha!

The card for today is for Addicted to CAS. The code word this time is going to be super popular. 

See what I'm saying? They are going to have tons of entries!!

Here's my take on it. It's a rainbow. Of course :) 

Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

I used the Grid stencil from My Favorite Things. I bought it about a month ago but haven't used it yet! I adored it but nothing I was working on fit with it. As soon as I saw the code word I was like FINALLY! 

I taped it down really well and then used my black gel pen to start tracing some random squares. It was kind of like being a kid again playing Tetris. Please tell me you played that game. It's a classic!!
After I had them all outlined I went back and colored with my copics. 

The sentiment is from Altenew's Super Script. I love that whole set!!
Where it overlapped the squares I outlined it in a white gel pen to set it apart. I love the way it looks. I might have to use it again :) Add some stickles to finish it off. 

Thanks for visiting me! You guys seriously make my day :)



  1. What a fun card - certain to cheer up any friend who receives it! I'm surprised I saw the card - I was too busy salivating at those delish-looking cupcakes ;-)

  2. What a fun card, Kelly! Love the random squares......

  3. What a fabulous card Kelly ..Loved the way you have used this stencil in such a fun way ..The colors just really pop up against the sentiment!..Ohh and those cup cakes look way too delicious :)

  4. First of all ... wish I worked in your office :) ... those pumpkin cupcakes look delish!!

    Fabulous card and a creative way to use a stencil. Love the vibrant rain-bow-coloured squares ... the stickles give them lots of shine. Creative and clever way to have the sentiment pop up with the white gel pen. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  5. Such a great idea - way to think outside of the box or stencil in this case!! I might just try that - how fun would that be!! Cool the way you went back in and colored the squares with your copics - you color inside the lines really good!! :) I am not as artistic as you so I would not have thought to use the white gel pen the way you did!! Such good thinking and making your sentiment POP!! Loved playing Tetris - only computer game I ever really got into!! Thanks for the fun reminder!! Have a spectacular day!!

  6. Those cupcakes sure look yummy. Giggled over the hint you received. You responded well. Very neat looking card. I only played Tetris a little, but I do do (run run) counted cross stitch! :)

  7. This is fabulous Kelly - what striking colours. Thanks for playing along at Addicted to CAS.

    Karen x

  8. Those cup cakes look so yumm :) and ur card is yumm with colors :) love the design, thank you for sharing with ATCAS

  9. I love the idea of tracing the pattern and coloring it later. Now I need to think about my stencils and how to COPY your idea. :D

    Also, I used to bake for the guys at work. I made lots of friends. :)

  10. Thanks for the grumbling belly, lol lol. Your cupcakes look delicious. Your card is so bright and fun - just awesome! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx