Saturday, April 18, 2015

Vintage Xmas Card

 Hi Friends, I have my Merry Monday Challenge 154 to share today. The challenge is to make a vintage card. This is my take on it. I case THIS CARD from Pinterest.

The only stamp I used was a Hero Arts Joy stamp. The rest is die cuts, punches, silk leaves and buttons. Gold ribbon and twine was also used for an overall collage-y feel. I had funny playing with Fantage embossing powder as well.
Here is a close up of the cluster!

Other Challenges:
Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge Starts with "F". I used Frantage 
Christmas blog challenge Stitching, real or faux
Sparkles christmas challenge 51 Use Kraft

See you soon!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Work less, Fish more!

Hey there friends, my fishing-loving Nephew had a birthday this week. I bought this cute Wplus9 stamp set "Fish More" and dies for him and all the other men in my life. I needed a set like this. Of course, I didn't use a lot of the stamps, just a few. The real star of this card is from Sandy Allnock's tutorial I found for this vest card. So super cute, have to make it again and again! 

I used SU crumb cake CS and buttons, some brads, Antique Linen distress ink, a corner rounder and an oval die. A SB circle die was used just to trace the armholes on the back. You'll see if you watch the tutorial. 

Some links to challenges are:

Moving along with the times Anything but a square card.
Seize the Birthday Tall and Skinny or anything goes My birthday sentiment is on the inside. It says Happy Birthday, lure the best
The Male Room -feature letters or numbers, I have letters in the sentiment.
Funky and Fab  -Masculine
Party Time Tuesday -Anything Goes
Shopping out Stash -Lost and Found, I found brads which I haven't used on a card in ages.

Kim :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Hi everyone! It's a glorious spring day today, kind of like my card. I wanted to play in the Power Poppy "Pop of Pastel" challenge this week so I printed my digital gladiolas image out and colored with Copics. 

I used my new Echo Park Bundle of Joy Dots and Stripes paper. It has nice pastel colors in it. I followed the Sweet Sunday Sketch 263. Some May Arts twine and gems finish it off. Thanks for visiting today.

Sir Stamp alot Challenge April Challenge
Powerpoppy Blogspot Pop of Pastel
Scribble and Scrap Anything Goes
Pink Gem Challenge Spring is in the air
The Pink Elephant Challenge 293- Pastel Colors
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge Spring Flowers

Happy Spring!

Friday, April 10, 2015


Hey there! Another Christmas card share today. Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 153 calls for an Angel or Cherub. This stamp is from Recollections embossed with gold embossing powder. The gold mat is DCWV glitter paper. 

On top of that is navy card stock from Wplus9 embossed with a swirl EF. The angel piece is die cut with a Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die. The twine is American Crafts tied with a SU button. I followed the Freshly Made Sketches 181

Christmas card challenge Polar Hues or anything

Thanks for visiting! 

Baby sheep card

Hi Friends, I have a baby card to share today. My main inspiration came from The Curtain Call Challenge called Beginnings but I missed linking it up. I started with the sheep from the inspiration photo, my sheep and grass is from Papertrey Ink. 

Then I saw the Casology challenge Cue of "News" so I added the sentiment "baby has arrived" as the news! (baby stamp set from SSS). I hope my card is clean and simple enough for the challenge. The wonderful die cuts are from Wplus9. 

Casology 141-News
4 Crafty Chicks Die Cuts
Cut Card Thursday Challenge-368 Use Blue
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge April Showers or Spring Flowers (I have flowers on my paper)

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, April 3, 2015


Howdy Friends, I'm interrupting Easter Weekend for a Christmas card. I like playing at Merry Monday. Last year was the first time I had enough cards to mail because I was playing at Merry Monday throughout the year. So I'm doing it again this year. 
Sooooooooooo...Here's Merry Monday Challenge 152, which is to use Lime, Turquoise and White. I used this cute snowman from Clearly Besotted/Simon Says Stamp. The tag die is SSS too. The background was sponged with a Hero Arts stencil using pear tart ink from Momento. The stitched rectangle is Lil Inkers. Card Stock is PTI, Sequins from SSS. 
Well, back to preparing for a crowd on Sunday for dinner. Have a blessed weekend.

Holly Jolly Challenge -Feature a Creature
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge-222 -Stick it anyway you like

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

SSS262 & Autism Awareness

 Hi Friends, Welcome to the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop! I know a few people who have children with Autism. Although I don't see them often I still wanted to help shed light on awareness for the disease.There are so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list below in the link
If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies leave a comment on this blog, and any of the other blogs participating in today's hop! Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday April 6. You can also join us by linking up a card, made for any occasion using the color Blue, that's the only requirement. 

Light it Up Blue For Autism Awareness
Sweet Sunday Sketch 262 Sketch
Crafty Creations Challenges Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wed, Challenge Happy Birthday
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge-64 Begins with "S" - The STARS on my card begin with S.
City Crafter Polka Dots

I used Sweet Sunday Sketch 262 to make my card. Hero Arts stamp set "Going" was used for the little punch buggy! I wanted to make a simple card that could be sent to just about anyone. The happy Birthday sentiment is from a new set I just won from Newton's Nook, Newton's Birthday Bash. 

The car was colored with Copics. Don't ask me what I was thinking when I shaded this? It didn't come out right but that's OK! Echo Park paper, Studio Calico stars, Twinery Twine, MFT dies and Lifestyle Crafts EB folder were used.

Thanks for visiting.