Saturday, May 26, 2018

Guest Designer...Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop~Day 2


Hello,

I'm thrilled to-the-moon-and-back (on Cloud 9 still!) to be a guest designer for Studio Katia's 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 celebrations! Studio Katia has just released 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments. Yesterday's hop was filled with outstanding inspiration by stellar designers and today...more, more and more!

You should have arrived here from talented, enthusiastic Simon Hurley who, at only 15 years old, is already a crafting phenom! Lovely, creative Laurie Case is next on the hop, with cards that always dazzle and delight. You can find the full hop list below or visit the Studio Katia blog.

As you can imagine, I'm ever sooooo nervous being in the midst of all the AWE-mazing designers joining in the celebration! Hope my little offerings will make you smile....

This releases sees a newcomer to the Kobi family – Kobi Bearing Gifts – illustrated by Zlatina Goncheva. His tagline reads that he's a 'year round' cutie...and I agree 110%! I've created a quartet of cards featuring Kobi as the star of the stage, with the theme of 'seasons' (more or less) threading through my Copic colour selections.

Card 1: Welcome a 'Spring-ish' Kobi, "bearing" an assortment of pink, blue and purple gifts, along with a shaker-filled balloon. How fun is that background, created by another new product: the Bubbles Creative Stencil. With variations in the bubbles' sizes, fanning out from teensy in the center (Kobi's hiding those *grin*) to larger around the edges, this stencil has possibilities galore...


Card 2: Summer brings thoughts of hot weather, gentle breezes, fluffy clouds sailing through blue skies and, of course, rainbows! Here, 'Summer' Kobi is bringing an assortment of rainbow coloured gifts to the party. He's set atop an embossed version of the Bubbles stencil and paired with a sentiment from Birthday Greetings. The sentiments are a charming assortment of birthday        wishes...including some for our crafty friends!


Card 3: I know a number of people with Autumn birthdays and what better way to celebrate than with an Autumn-themed card. Here, Kobi's selected a fall palette for his gift wrapping. He's paired with a variety of polka-dots: the colourful ones placed on a panel cut from Dotted Patterns:Set 2 and, in the background, the Bubbles stencil, debossed. The banner is also from the Dotted Patterns set.


Card 4: Finally, a Christmas Kobi, who is, of course, a polar bear and, evidently, one that loves traditional red-and-green for the season. Dotted Patterns: Fancy Circle for the shaker frame; new sequins - May Crystals - for the fill.


As you can tell, I had an absolute blast playing with Kobi and some of the other new products!  Thank you, Katia and your Design Team, for inviting me to 'play cards' with you for this celebration!  To everyone who drops in: thank you immensely for your comments.  Studio Katia's awesome products did all the work here; I just coloured, inked and glued!

Time to send you off to hop, hop, hop!

GIVEAWAY
Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! Make sure to leave all the comments by Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 11:59 PM EST.
All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 on the Studio Katia Blog.


80 comments:

Jeanne said...

Delightful seasonal quartet of cards, Carol. Love how you themed each one for the season. You have no need to be nervous at all. Your work stands as colorful and creative and definitely makes ME smile. Thank you so much for sharing!! Hugs!

richardbreaks said...

Carol, your canards are such a fun, happy collection! Your coloring is terrific, and your backgrounds are clever and a perfect accompaniment to all those colorful gifts! Just fab!

Kim Salito said...

Great card, thanks for sharing.

Meghan Kennihan said...

I love the coloring on your cards.. you made a creation perfect for every occasion that involves presents :)

Renée Storch said...

I love how you turned the balloon into a shaker!

Annheidel said...

Cute cards!

Karen Buchanan said...

What a great group of cards. Such a great idea to change up the color based on the season!

shy324 said...

Thanks for sharing so many ideas on how to use one stamp set. Your coloring is gorgous.

Sandy said...

Very unique design.

KellyAnn Butler-Fusco said...

Love uf cards! So awesome. Happy 2nd birthday Studio Katia

bev p said...

Well, OF COURSE he can carry Christmas presents! I fell in love with this guy the first time I saw him (and I am a 99.9% florals kind of cardmaker!). I love all your different color schemes, which just proves that I was right about how versatile he really is! Thank you.

Debra Rumpza said...

I adore your adorable options for this cute sets!

Lindar C said...

Love your "seasonal" Kobi cards, soft pastel colors would make an awesome baby shower card, thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Cute cards! Love the embossed and stenciled backgrounds!

Joy Meadows said...

This set of cards is just so much fun! Love the seasonal theme!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great set of cards! Love how you showed that the bear is perfect for multiple occasions!

Susanne Vargas said...

Fabulous showcase of "Kobi bearing gifts"!

Melanie said...

LOVE the shaker balloon! So clever!!!

Kathleen Griffin said...

I like the little balloon shaker!

marie maksud said...

I love definitively this bear in all your cards

Trina P. said...

Congrats on guest designing! 🎉🎉🎉 Oh my cuteness! These Kobi cards are so adorable.

Janet D. said...

What a great collection of cards!

Sue Smith said...

What fun and different examples using one stamp. Kobi is darling and I love the way you have used him in all the different ways. TFS

Keely said...

What great cards! I have fallen in love with this stamp set and this is just another example of how versatile it is.

Tricia Sutton said...

These are adorable. Each one just as cute as the other. TFS

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!! I especially love the shaker balloon!! So cool!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Carol, I just love your Kobi Bearing Gifts cards! They are all adorable, and I love the way you have used them in so many different ways! TOO CUTE!

Wendy Lambert said...

Fantastic cards! A great way to show the versatility of the stencils and stamps.

Tracy Chambers said...

I love how you showed one stamp set in so many different ways.... such great inspiration, and beautiful cards.
Take care
Tracy

Kim Teets said...

What a festive set of cards! :)

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Fun show of seasons for this stamp set.

Carolyn Steele said...

Love your seasonal little bears. The image is adorable and your coloring was wonderful. Really great cards. Thanks

K . Shuster said...

Kobi Bearing Gifts is my favorite of this awesome release! Thank you so very much for the various ways in which to make him that much more versatile! ❤

María Alba Negrón said...

ADORABLE!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love all of the ways you've used the bear!

Brandi R said...

Love all of these! Those backgrounds are wonderful ♥

Craft Bunny said...

Great cards!!

maria f. said...

Well Ko-bi darned. That is one versatile bear! And you're so clever to come up with four awesome and awesomely colored cards for him.

Fonda said...

I love shaker cards, and Kobi is growing on me!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow.. Beautiful set of cards..Love these totally..

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lots of fun here!

Teresa Doyle said...

What a fun set of cards for 'all seasons'. The shakers are my faves. Well done.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Great fun set of Kob i cards, had not come across this company till now but I'm so glad I have, love how bright and run your cards are, Happy Birthday to you and Studio Katia team x

cm said...

Thank you all for stopping by!

Laetitia Lisa said...
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Laetitia Lisa said...

All four Kobi bear cards are so different, but so beautiful ! I could not chose one from another. I like your colors and details you added with the shaker windows too :)

Shelly said...

Yay for guesting! :) Super cute cards!

Debbie Selby said...

Great set of cards. Shows how different backgrounds can work with the image.

Tammy H said...

What a spectacular assortment of birthday wishes. Nicely done.

LmichelleH said...

You did a great job with these designs. Love em!

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Carol...everyone of your adorable Kobi bear cards are so adorable and beautifully colored. I love how you depicted the seasons of the year by just changing your color palette. Your stenciling with your circles added beautiful backgrounds and textures and I loved your creative shakers. Congratulations on being a Guest Designer for the Hop too. You sure have piqued my interest in the hop. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Deborah Kaye said...

Absolutely LOVE all your birthday Kobis! They are adorable!

Marcie Lovett said...

So cute!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Such cute cards! Love all the different colors and that you showed you can use it for Christmas, too!

stampwithsandy said...

Carol, what a terrific collection of cards using the same stamp! I love how they each have a different theme, and that bear holding a big stack of presents is just the cutest. Thanks so much for sharing at Seize the Birthday!

Angel said...

Such a oretty group of cards! Congrats on guesting!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Lovely cards, love this nice bear.

Amy C. said...

Adorable! I love this sweet little bear and the cute shaker balloon.

Amy C. said...

Adorable! I love this sweet little bear and the cute shaker balloon.

Denise Bryant said...

Darling cards with Kobi! Love your pretty coloring and details!

Catherine Loveless said...

You have definitely used your imagination to come up with such clever and cute cards, I just love everything about this Release!

Mirella said...

These are all so cute, it's great to see the same stamp set in use by the same artist more than once :-) The second card is my favouirite, I think!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! These are so stinkin’ cute!!! Love so much little Kobi!!!

Denise Mlady said...

Love the different coloring on the bear and the ways you used the stencil. So fun!

Julia Pena said...

THESE ARE SO GREAT! this is one of my favorites from the new release, so thank you for showing how fun and versatile it is!

KariL said...

Congrats on being a guest designer! I just love your seasonal Kobi cards, such a great idea and so creative. I love all of the cards but I have to say the fun touch is adding a shaker element to the card, so fun! They would make a great card set to give as a gift. I hope we see more of you in the future designing with Studio Katia.

Sophie F said...

These cards are beautiful! I love how you created that little shaker balloon window - it adds the perfect amount of detail and whimsy to your card! Thank you so much for sharing these cards with us :)

Celeste Goff said...

Love all of your sweet cards! So many options you can do with that sweet bear stamp set!

Lisa Moline said...

Love all of your cards! That bear with the gifts is the cutest! Thank you for the inspiration!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

I love that bear. Great card well done.

Cassandra said...

Love your seasonal approach to making multiple cards with the one Kobi stamp. Fantastic cards.

Ilda Dias said...

Great cards! Such an amazing release!

Karthikha said...

What a lovely set of cards! :)

Maryjo Monterosso said...

You made great use of this adorable stamp set. Showing many styles and layouts . So cute and fun. Lovely.

Bobby said...

You have really shown the versatility of this stamp set, Carol. I love the seasonal theme and the coloring is magnificent.

Nisha said...

Hi Carol, your cards are super cute and fun. Great for the kids. I love how you showed us how you used the same stamps with different backgrounds. Thank you for sharing.

Holly Jackson said...

So cute! I love the Kobi! Great cards Carol!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are adorable. I love this stamp set. :)

Patti H. said...

I can see this Kobi is a must have after checking out your seasonal creations! So cute, especially the polar bear!

Kristina "Tina" said...

So cute. Each creation so inspiring