Monday, September 22, 2014

Merry Monday 127 Christmas Bingo

Hi Friends,  I'm thrilled to be Guest Designing for Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge! I won the challenge last week and earned a guest design spot. Yippee! Thanks for inviting me, Ladies. 

I was in the mood for non-traditional colors on this weeks card. I won this digital tag image set a few years ago. You can get it here iralamijashop. I especially love this little lskating girl dressed in pink so I set out to look for coordinating papers.

I found these Memory Box papers (Yuletide) that matched nicely. The tag needed a mat so I cut one with my trimmer, ran it thru my Xyron and added MS pink glitter.  To add to the vintage feel I used Kraft card stock for the MFT doily shape. Other embellishments include seam binding, twine, a button and gems. 
I used the top row of the Bingo board, Sparkle, Patterned Paper and Embossing. 

Won't you come join us this week for the Christmas Bingo Challenge????

Thanks for visiting...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mojo 363

Hi Bloggers, I have a quick post to share before this challenge ends today. I use Mojo Monday Sketch 363 and Verve stamps to whip up this card I needed asap for a birthday. 

I had to do a little surgery on the circle image, LOL. There was a spot on the bottom that I needed to cover up so I cut a second circle in half and glued it on and hid the seam with the ribbon. Sure glad it worked out or I would have had to start over. 
I used Bo Bunny paper, name unknown to layer up this little cutie. 
Thanks for visiting! Kim

Seize the Birthday -Sweet Treats

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Merry Monday 126

Hi Crafty Friends, I am once again playing in the Merry Monday Challenge and a few others. I am really growing my card stash. Maybe I'll count how many I've made soon. I tried another clean and simple card because let's face it, they are easier to mail!

Since the MM challenge is to focus on the sentiment I pulled out my never been used Memory Box "Merry" die. I knew I wanted to use that die then I searched for a current sketch that would work with it and found this one from Techno Stampers. I tried dry embossing the white background but it made the card to busy so I stayed with a plain white CS. I just "heart" this BG snowman paper so much!
I added a few stars and called it done. (there is one on the patterned paper too but it blends in).
Oh, I layered 2 cuts of the word Merry on top of one another with Ranger Matte Medium! Ridiculously tiny die to try that with!

So that's it for this week. I hope to make a few Birthday cards this week too. I have 4 birthdays in the next 6 days.

Merry Monday 126 The Words have it (Focus on the sentiment)
Techno Stampers Monday Lunch Time Challenge-Sketch
NBUS #2, My Merry die and my Star die have never been used.
ABC Christmas Challenge -"S'" is for Something Festive
Add a little Dazzle #43 Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Monochromatic Baby Card

Hi Friends, How are you this fine day? Today I'm sharing a card I made for a Monochromatic challenge at my Local Card Club meeting this coming Sunday. I looked thru my stash to get ideas for an all-one-color card and found this paper so, a baby card, it is!

 At first I used a card stock that was similar in color to the patterned paper and it was sooooo boring.  As soon as I put this SU Island Indigo with the patterned paper it popped!

 I used Mojo Monday # 360 Sketch from 8/25/14 and assembled all the layers and rounded the top right corner. A bow and a couple pearls finished it off.
A few challenges this fits are:

Pinspirational Challenge 124 Photo Inspiration, How perfect is this? I believe this image is on one of the papers from the Collection I used.

Fattastic Tuesday 53 -Anything Goes with Shades of Blue
Inky Chicks -Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash -Use a person image
Sweet Stamps Blog 187 -Anything Goes
TTCRD challenge-September 16 Anything Goes
ABC Challenge -Tic Tac Toe, I used Ribbon, Sentiment, Pearls
The Crafting Cafe September Challenge -Shades of One (one color)

Thanks for visiting! Kim

Supplies: SU Island Indigo CS, Wplus9 Oatmeal CS, Graphic 45 Patterned Paper "Little Darlings", SSS word die, baby, Corner Chomper, 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Recollections flat back adhesive pearls, Bow-Easy, Spellbinder Petite Oval and Petite Scalloped oval dies.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Merry Monday 125

Hi Cardmakers, Today I have this week's Merry Monday Challenge # 125 card. The challenge is to use some form of Transportation on a Xmas card. Oh, are my snowmobiling friends gonna squeal when they see this in their mail box!!! Of course, I don't snow mobile any more since I fractured my ankle 2 years ago! But I still go away for the weekend with them and make cards. (I digress)

Anywho, I used the sketch and color challenge from The Challenge #14. I stamped a retired There She Goes stamp on x-press blend it paper with Momento TB ink and colored with Copics. 

I cut it out with my new favorite die set MFT Stitched Circles and per the sketch, just layered it up using a MFT snowflake die instead of a star. I used a gem brad from ions ago, manuf. unknown. and heat embossed the greeting with black embossing powder, Hampton Arts. I believe the EB I used is Lifestyle Crafts. 

So, yea!, another Xmas Card for my Stash. 
Tootles for now, Kim :)

PS, I didn't realize The Challenge 14 was supposed to be for a Special Teacher, sorry!

52 Christmas Card Throwndown -I used Blue, White and Silver of their colors choices.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Simon Says Piggy Birthday

Hi Friends, Today I'm sharing a cute birthday card I made with my new Simon Says Stamp Cute Critters stamp and die. This piggy is the cutest..eva! I went more clean and simple than I'm use to but I like it and I like that it didn't take 2 hours to make! 

I just colored piggy with Copics and die cut him out. I mounted him on a MFT stitched circle die (love) and popped him up on foam tape. Then I cut a spellbinder banner, airbrushed it, and stamped the sentiment. I paper pieced the balloon, stamped it, and added clear spica pen. The paper is Fancy Pants, I believe. I centered the items in the sketch instead of how they were laid out. 

Hugs, Kim

Retro Sketches -Sketch 131
Crafting by Design -Pretty in Pink
Scrappy Land Challenge 1 -Anything with Dies
Kraftin Kimmie Wond. Wed. -Anything Goes
TTCRD -Anything Goes

Monday, September 8, 2014

SFYTT September Card

Hi Friends, I have a masculine birthday card to share today compliments of Reverse Confetti. I picked up my first RC stamp set, Oliver Owl. I think he's a great addition to my stamp collection. I need more masculine stamps and thought he fit the bill nicely.

I waited until the first of the month to see if the September "Sketch for you to try" would work with Mr. Owl and it did, perfectly. I also needed a card for my Boss in a few weeks so I colored him with Copics to match my paper. I just love to do that! (I always choose my paper before I decide what colors to use, how about you?)

I stamped the glasses in Momento Teal Zeal ink, cut them out with scissors and a craft knife, then sponged some more ink over them to get rid of any stray white paper. I adhered them on with Ranger Matte Medium. (You must get some!) I added various colors of enamel dots, all from different packages, for simple embellishing.

MME Stella & Rose "Hattie" papers

Thanks for visiting today! Challenge links below.

Reverse Confetti - September Sketch 16
NBUS #2 -Never used Schtuff -Stamp
Bastel-Traum Challenge -Animals
Cmd Challenge #13 - Anything with Copics
Marker Pop -Anything Goes #51