Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

Hi Peeps! Happy Easter! I'm sharing a couple cards I made my daughters for Easter. I pulled out my retired There She Goes "Buckets of Love" stamp set for this. I colored the bucket and eggs with Copics. Then I made is into a shaker card by using a retired Flourishes die, some acetate packaging, foam tape and sequins. A SB fancy tag diecut was used for the sentiment which I sponged with chalk ink first. I used a Cuttlebug EF called birds and vines, or something like that! lol.

 I made two, one for each of my girls.

A Creative Romance-Eggcellent-spring
Alphabet Challenge-E is for Easter
Jelly Park Challenge Easter

Have fun! Kim

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mojo Monday 341

 Hi Friends, How's your week going? I was lucky to be off from work today and got to play with paper. :)
I'm playing with the Mojo Monday Sketch 341 and an Inky Antics Bunny stamp that my friend Tammy lent me. Sunday was our local card club meeting where I stamped the bunny (name unknown) and I colored with Copics.
I cut Mr. Bunny out with some square Spellbinder dies and popped him up as the focal point of the card. I put the circle element behind the square because the image was a little too big to do it the other way. I used Echo Park Walk in the Park paper. The sentiment is from There She Goes "buckets of love" stamp set. The paper did all the work on this one, just a twine bow and a few gems finish it off. Oh, the banners were cut with MFT fishtail banner dies. Other links below.

The Pink Elephant -Easter
Cards in Envy -A2 and Easter
Created with Love Challenge-Easter
Craftindesertdivas-Color Inspiration-Linky party 29
Cards and more-No flowers
Papertake weekly-Happy Easter


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Card Concept

Hi Friends! Today I'm playing in a few challenges. I was lucky enough to get some craft time last weekend. I also cleaned my craft room and it feels great! Let's see how long my commitment to put things away after using them will last! 
I ordered myself some of this gorgeous peacock colored paper from SU. It might be called Island Oasis but not sure. I wanted to use it and thought it would match the teal/turquoise blue in the photo inspiration from the Card Concept #7. I also choose to use orange from the photo. I settled on this MFT butterfly from Winged Beauties and used the matching die to cut it out. I wish you could see the gold sparkle from the sequins, twine and embossing powder. My camera didn't capture it. I used SU's Gorgeous Grunge and Momento inks to stamp the background. This kind of stamp is truly out of my comfort zone but I like it. 
I used Copics to color the butterfly and as you can see, I followed Sweet Sunday Sketch #214. The sentiment is MFT's too. 
Thanks for stopping by today! See links below. 

The Card Concept-Use a butterfly theme Style-Clean and Layered (?)
Sweet Sunday Sketch 214
Crafty Bloggers Network -Embossing
Imagination-crafts challenges Anything goes
Love to Scrap -Anything goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenges April- Glitter, Embossing or Flocking


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Curtain Call and Deconstructed Sketch

Hi Bloggers, Are you enjoying nice weather? I am. It's a nice spring day today.  I made a card for a few challenges yesterday. I combined the adorable Baby Booties Challenge from the Curtain Call April 1 with this week's Deconstructed Sketch 145.
Why, oh, why have I not inked up this adorable Waltzingmouse Nortic Baby stamp set until now? I had to have it and now I know why. It's great! When I saw the Curtain Call challenge, I thought of these knitted baby shoes. I heat embossed them on kraft with white EP and cut them out. From the same set, I used the sentiment stamps with Tux. Blk. ink and a sponged circle die cut. I used a Cuttlebug EF for the background. Graphic 45 paper, PTI twill ribbon, pearls and a button was also used. The sponging was done with Momento Summer Sky on ivory PTI Card stock.

Wish I had a pair of these booties for my Grandson!

Some other challenges:
Stamping Sensations-Dies and punches -I used circle dies, banner and scalloped border punch.
Alphabet Challenge -D is for Diecut
Just Add Ink -Add layers
Savvy Homemade Cards-Photo Inspiration-Oh Baby-I used the polka dots.
Artistic Stamper-Embossing

See you again this week! Kim

Monday, March 31, 2014


Hi card makers, I finally finished this card I started a few days ago. Viva la Verve Sketch #3 for March. I like this sketch a lot and hope to remember to use it again. I used my Basic Grey "Fresh Cut" paper again. I love floral paper and I like the solids in this pad because the resemble water colored patterns.

My sewing machine was cooperating tonight so I stitched around the perimeter and on the diagonal. Then after stamping the Verve flower in every shade of pink ink I had I settled on this Versamagic chalk ink. I stamped the leaves in Momento pear tart on green card stock and die cut them with the matching Verve die. The birthday sentiment stamp is also Verve. Twine, a button and enamel dots finish it.

Seize the Birthday with Optional toppings-Buttons or Rhinestones
Fairytale Stampers -Favorite Colors PINK and green
The Paper Players -Tic,Tac,Toe I used Die cut, Patterned Paper, enamel dots.
Viva La Verve -Link above.
Your next stamp -Inspiration photo Multicolored flowers

Thanks for visiting! Kim

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Watercolor Birthday Card

Hi Friends, I tried some water coloring! Sort of. I didn't use a brush except to add a little extra color to the flowers but the majority of this was done by smushing some TH distress ink pads onto a TH craft mat, spraying it with water and laying the TH watercolor paper front side down onto it.

 First of course, I heat embossing this Stampedous flower image with navy embossing powder by Hampton Arts. I was inspired by Kristina Werner's video HERE. Water coloring sure is fun! I bought some Stampin Up aqua painter brushes so I could do some controlled water coloring next time.

I pierced the image piece with a piercer tool and layered it on a Navy SB scalloped rectangle. I know, it looks black. Following Sweet Sunday Sketch 209 I prepared the base with card stock and Basic Grey's Fresh Cut paper. You'll be see a lot more of it, it's so pretty! Lastly I cut a MFT tab and inked a Verve birthday sentiment in pink ink, not sure which one and added some MME enamel dots.
Some Links:
4 CCC 187 -Spring
Creative Knockouts 30 -Texturize it. Mine texture is the water color paper.
Cute Card Thursday -Floral Delights Use flowers
Southern Girls Challenge -Floral Frenzy
Eureka Stamps Weekly Challenge -No square cards
Sparkle and Sprinkle -Anything with Glitter, Emb. Powder. I used embossing powder.

Until next time! Kim

Monday, March 24, 2014

FTTC 263 -Touch of Gold Challenge

Hi all, I made this card for the latest Flourishes Challenge FTTC 263. Use a Touch of Gold on your card. I used gold sequins (Kelly Purkey) from a recent purchase and I also sprayed some gold glimmer mist on my image. It can't be seen in the photo. I used Deconstructed Sketch 142 from last week. The bee hive stamp is Flourishes and was colored with Copics. I used some MME paper and PTI Rust colored card stock. I stamped and heat embossed the hello stamp set from the same set.

Flourishes 263 Touch of Gold
Crazy4Challenges -Anything
Alphabet Challenge -Country flowers
Cut it up Challenge -Anything
Curtain Call -Farm Fresh Photo Inspiration-I was inspired by the flowers and the honey so I used a bee hive. Inside there is a honey jar stamp.

Have a great week! Kim