Saturday, April 19, 2014
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.
A Creative Romance-Eggcellent-spring
Alphabet Challenge-E is for Easter
Jelly Park Challenge Easter
Have fun! Kim
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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
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
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.
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.
See you again this week! Kim
Monday, March 31, 2014
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
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.
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
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.
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