Monday, November 23, 2015

Guesting at "The Challenge"

Hi Friends! I'm thrilled to be joining the gals at "The Challenge" #52 this week. Thanks for inviting me. Take a look at the fabulous inspiration photo below and play along with us. 

For my card I found inspiration from the Poinsettias and greenery to make a traditional rustic style .  Doesn't that Prima red poinsettia just pop against all those neutrals? I used some Bo Bunny paper, a Cherry Lynn doily die, a Penny Black sentiment heat embossed in gold and some trim and twine in a neutral color. 

The most fun part of making this was heat embossing an older metal brad with gold embossing powder! It was fun to watch it melt on the metal. 

I hope you enjoyed visiting today. Please check out The Challenge! 

Some other challenges I'm submitting to are:

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Christmas
Just us Girls -Red,Green,Gold
Fantasy Stampers -Traditional Christmas

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lawn Fawn and Share kindness

I pulled out my Lawn Fawn "Happy Feast" set to create a card for a couple challenges. I was thinking about Jennifer Mcguire's Handmade Kindness challenge for Children. I'm going to mail this to the kiddo's in the Card Shower, this and a few others cards in my stash. I'm hoping the kids will think the punny sentiment is humorous. :) 

I'll be back later with more links but to get in on Jennifer's challenge I have to post this now! LOL.

Lawnscaping Challenge -In with Old. (I don't have any old Lawn Fawn Stamps since I just started buying them in 2015, my card stock used is old, does that count?) 

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Hey Friends, I sneeking in under the wire to play in the Merry Monday Challenge 179

I made a scene with Avery Elle's Snow Much Fun stamp set and dies using the colors in the challenge, Pink, White and Green.
It's pretty self-explanatory but some products I used are, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border dies, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle dies, an MFT Snowflake die, Copics, SU gray ink, Spun Sugar Distress ink and a pink gem brad from my stash. 

Pink Gem Challenge -Christmas Critters
Fantasy Stampers -Winter Wonderland

See ya next week! Kim :)

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Hi Friends, I'm playing with some FUN Lawn Fawn sets to complete some challenges. I had fun making a fall themed card after all the Halloween cards I made.

 I started with Sweet Sunday Sketch 293 for the layout. I stamped the LF "Thankful for you" pumpkins and sentiment on some patterned papers. And I stamped the tree, acorns and hearts from LF "Sweater Weather". Then I cut some clouds with the LF "Puffy clouds" die and pulled it all together for a little scene. 

Challenges are:
Lawnscaping Challenge Thinking of you
Curtain Call Challenge Plaid and Plush
The Card Concept-43 -Thank/Fall (Collage?)

Bye for now!

CTD 367

Hey There, I'm playing in the Color Throw Down Challenge 367 today. Also The Challenge 49 was used for the sketch. I subbed the banner flags for my label shape. I'm in LOVE with this ephemra from Pink Paisley line, Cedar Lane. So many pretty embellies. I bought the paper too but didn't use it on this card. The paper is My Minds Eye.

I also had Jennifer McGuire's Share Handmade Kindness Week 1 challenge in mind to. The challenge is to send a card to a friend or family member. Mine is going to a friend. 

Later, Gators!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Merry Monday 178

Hey Friends, The Christmas card push is on, is it for you?

 I'm playing with the Merry Monday Challenge 178 . The challenge is to make a card with Red and Gold. Following the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 422 (loosely), I made a A2 card base from Oatmeal card stock and added 2 mats using Bo Bunny's Christmas Collage paper.
 I added a tag that was stamped with a sentiment from Waltzingmouse. A bow was added made from Lawn Fawn Gold bakers twine. I die cut the poinsettia from matte gold card stock (IRL it shines) with SB dies and added a golf pearl. 

Some Challenges I'm submitting to are:

52 Christmas Throwdown -Previous Theme #1 Christmas Flowers
Aud Sentiments -Bingo, I used Patterned paper, Flowers, Die Cut
Creative Knockouts -Lace, Ribbon or Twine
Time Outs Challenge 43 -Christmas with option pink and purple
Scrap-Craft-Inspiration-15 -Shabby Chic or Vintage
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fantasy Stamper Guest-Animal Antics

Hey there Friends! I'm guesting at Fantasy Stampers again today for their mid-challenge post. The challenge is Animal Antics. Why don't you play along? :) 

I had to use my Lawn Fawn "Party Animals" set for this card cuz it's so cute! I also used Lawn Fawn Bannerific stamp and die for the sentiment. I tried the partial die cut technique that I've been seeing on you tube to spotlight my birthday animals. You can't tell because it's covered up but the circle is just 3/4's of a circle. 

 Behind it I sponged a piece of water color paper with 2 yellow distress inks. A variety of sequins were used to create a party feel. (Pretty Pink Posh, Lucy's, and Doodlebug) oh, and I added a silver twine bow.
 I was inspired by Laura Bassen's SSS Meowy Christmas card  for the design and Melissa Denny's card (here) for the colors. 

I had a few other card challenges in mind too. 

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday -Pocket Card or Anything Goes 
Jo's Scrapshack 112 -Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks -Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday -Sparkles (my sequins sparkle)
7 Kids Challenge 137 -Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting. :)