Saturday, January 24, 2015

Card Concept- LOVE

Hi Friends, I'm sharing a ombre inked card with you today heavily inspired by The Card Concept 27. (My card style is Clean and Simple).  I inked my background with Angel Pink, Love Letter, and Rosebud Momento Inks and a TH inking tool. Then I white heat embossed a MFT Love You stamp on Kraft CS. After mounting my background with foam tape per the Freshly Made Sketch 170, I added 3 colors of Doodlebug sequins to finish it. For a nod to the wood grain in the photo, I used a Darice EB Folder. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Inkspirational Challenge Ombre
Just us Girls 277 -Photo Inspiration -I used the colors

Friday, January 23, 2015

I "heart" you.

Hi, my fellow bloggers! I need to post a card before someone thinks I quit card making. LOL.  I've been having a lack of mojo lately, don't know why. That, and I'm working on guest designer cards for next month that I can't share yet. (For those I have mojo! haha)

I colored a Kraftin Kimmie stamp called "I heart you" (Rachel Anne Miller) for a cute Valentine card and used Kraftin Kimmie sentiment set called "Everyday Sentiments".  I used Techno Stamper Monday Lunch challenge 350 sketch for the layout and used some older Bo Bunny papers. This really is where my card making comfort zone is, layering patterned papers with a colored image. It's so FUN!
Other items used: Prima Faceted heart gems, The Twinery-Twine, SB Labels die, MFT stitched circle die, Ribbon-Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Challenge -Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Put a Heart on it.
Cute Card Thursday -Colorful
Time Out Challenges 23 -Valentines Day with optional Hearts
Really Reasonable Ribbon 110 -Hearts and ribbon

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Penguin card

Hey Bloggers, Say hello to my little friend , hehe, (Scarface reference!) The cute penguin is from Cute Christmas Characters from Clearly Besotted/Simon Says Stamp. Another NBUS item that I didn't get to during the holidays. But this is a winter card (or Xmas if I don't send it to someone soon). I bought the dies too which sure does make it quick and easy to use. 

I use 2 different paper pads to complete this. The fabby snowy bokeh paper is Bo Bunny-Altitude and the stripe and bow paper is Pink Paislee. I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #250. Some other items used are Lil Inkers stitched rectangles, Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders, MFT banner die, CTMH black twine, Copics, foam tape. 
You may have noticed that the colors are from Color Throwdown 324. Red/White/Black. That is what inspired me to choose these colors. 

I'll link this to Merry Monday 141. The theme is Christmas Critters. 
Papertake weekly -Something new (mine is stash items)
{Pin}Spirational challenges 131 -Snowflakes

Until next time! Kim

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sketch Saturday Snowflake Card

Hi Friends, Happy Monday! Today I bring you a snowflake card that failed to make the Merry Monday challenge yesterday.  For me blogging a card takes longer than making it sometimes, how about you?

I was totally in love with the yummy aqua and brown colors in the Merry Monday inspiration photo. I also wanted to use my newer SSS snowflake stamp set that never saw ink during the holidays.  I stamped the white panel with various shades of Momento ink and added the embossed PTI strip to match. A SSS Alexis Snowflake die was cut with DCWV teal foil paper and set on top of a vellum MFT stitched circle cut. I added SU ticket punched corners to match the sketch with clear gems. 

Challenges I'll link to are:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Something new (my stamps and die)
Merry Monday (I missed it but wanted to say the challenge inspired my card)
Amusing Challenge -Winter/Snow

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Fusion Anniversary

Hey there Friends, Here's my entry for the Fusion Challenge. I used both the sketch and photo inspiration here. I used the chalkboard, gold, pink, flag and cake elements. The (Freshly Squeezed) cake image is heat embossed in white on dark gray card stock. I accented it with some Hero Arts white pigment ink to look like chalk. The placement of the cake on the oval, not so much. :/

The paper is MME, sentiment is MFT, DCWV gold glitter paper and a heart straight pin with a hand cut striped flag element finish it off.  

Seize the Birthday -Birthday with the option of "party"

See you soon!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Winter Wonder

Hi Friends, my card today looks like I'm looking out my windows! We're having a snowy, icy, foggy day. I've been wanting to play in the Curtain Call Challenge for a few days and have been thinking about the Cardabilities challenge too. 

The key to the Curtain Call, for me, is neutrals with that pop of silver. I achieved that pop with my Simon Says Stamp "Alexis" snowflake die cut from DCWV foil paper. The Bo Bunny paper, MFT Icicle die and snowflake iridescent sequins add to the snowy feel. The sentiment is Hero Arts. I added iridescent white twine as well. 
Other items used were a Cherry Lynn Doily die, SSS gray cardstock and grey pearls.

Thank for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Hi Friends, I'm back with a card to share now that Christmas is over and I can find my way to my craft room again! I wanted to make a New Year's card so I found this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp challenge 208 to help me get it done. Most of my supplies are Simon Says Stamp products or can be ordered from there. The Happy New Year sentiment is MFT, though.

I tried the Camouflaging Die Cut technique with a lot of trouble. I believe it's meant to be done with a word die instead of individual dies like my numbers here. The main problem I had was with the glue. I'm not good with liquid adhesive, it's so hard for me not get it all over everything,even with Matte medium adhesive. Also, the pressure from the Big Shot took some of the glitter off the glitter paper. In the Papertrey Ink video, distress ink was used. I thought it may work just as well using paper for the layering of the die cut but it didn't. BUT, I took a chance and learned so that's what's important! :)

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Gold and another color
Just Inspirational challenges New Year
Through the craft room door Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wed. ChallengeAnything goes

See you soon!

Paper- dark gray cardstock, silver matte paper and sequins are from the December Simon Says Stamp card kit. White paper-Recollections, Gold Glitter paper-DCWV.
Hello circle stamp is from Sending Happy Thoughts,SSS. Happy New Year from MFT. Other items-Star gem from stash, White embossing powder, CTMH black ink.