Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wedding Shower Card

Hi crafty friends, I made this card for the sentiment challenge at Crafting by Designs this week where I am guest designing. I'm very happy to be joining and checking this off my list for a card I need for my daughter's shower coming up. It sure has been a busy year with a new Grandson and an upcoming wedding!!!

I pulled out my Simon Says Stamp June kit. Just about all the items on my card are from that kit including the stamp set Favorite Flowers. The paper and enamel dots are MME Now & Then Mildred. I added a knotted piece of gray satin ribbon that matched the CS card base and it fulfills the design element from the sketch Mojo Monday 354. The tab die is MFT.

Some other challenges are:
Craft-room Challenge -Wedding or Anniversary
Fan-tastic Tuesday Anything Goes
Curtain Call -Anything Goes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Catered Crop BFF

Hi all, Yippie, I was asked to be part of the BFF quickfire post for Catered Crop because my Watermelon Summer Lovin card was chosen as one of the winners last week! The theme this week is BFF or make a friend card. There is a fantastic graphic of cards to inspire you as well as the design team submissions. Won't you play with us? Here's the link.
Catered crop BFF Although I have some copic-colorable stamps I could have used, I chose to use my new Our Daily Bread Designs "Sewn with Love" stamp set for this card that pairs well with Carta Bella  "Sew Lovely" cute sewing themed paper. So pretty. AND I love the color Navy so much I had to have this paper. :)

 I used SSSC 226 sketch. Momento Paris Dusk ink was used for the sentiment and Adirondack Cloudy Blue was used to sponge around the diecut rectangle. Ya gotta have sewing on a themed card like this and a cute (SC) wood veneer spool wrapped with pink twine from May Arts ( CC Designs) . Insert a little heart shaped pin (origin unknown) and were good to go! All set to give my friend for her birthday in a few weeks. 

I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the Catered Crop for this challenge. Thank you so much for including me!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Merry Monday Mojo

Hi Peeps, I needed to post a card while making several cards for guest design spots that I can't show right now so I opted for a Christmas card. I'm happy to have a growing stash and to also be challenged by Merry Monday 116! This week's challenge is to use GREEN and WHITE, neutrals ok.

I followed Mojo Monday 353 and created with some K and Company paper. I have several big stacks from before I discovered 6x6 paper. This one had some great greens and neutrals with gold accents, which I consider neutral. The stamp sentiment is Waltzingmouse.  I used my SB poinsettia die, ribbon and sequins to finish it off.

Aud sentiments challenge-110 Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz 15 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday 329 -Pretty Papers
Addicted to Stamp Challenge 103 -Holiday
Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge -Kraft at Christmas (my bg paper is gold printed on kraft)
Crafting by designs  -Use Dies
Hambo Challenges Tis the Season
Dazzling Divas Challenge 33 Inspiration photo or Anything goes (Christmas Tree)
Sweet Stamps Challenge-177 Gold or Silver

Later, Gators! Kim

Friday, July 4, 2014

SSSC225, Card Concept 13-Baby

Hi Friends, I'm sharing a baby card today. My friend became a grandmother to a baby girl so I had to make this. I used SSSC225 but I left off the partitions from the bottom because I couldn't make them work.
I just realized I didn't put 2 items on the left side either but I'll add them. That side looks a little naked anyway and needs them.
This paper is soooo pretty. It's K&Co 8x8 from several years ago, name unknown. The card stock is SU and bazzill. I am LOVING the memory box butterfly! Not sure if I ever used it. The small butterfly is a MS punch. The tab die and letters are MFT dies. Oh, the colors of this just make me melt, they are so pretty!

I'm submitting this to the Card Concept Challenge 13-Oh Baby also. I guess it's clean and layered? I would almost call it elegant, maybe when I add the 2 pink pearls to it, then maybe it could be elegant?
Not sure. I'll go read the definitions again. Some other challenges are:

Brown Sugar -Anything Goes

Have a great day! Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Hi Friends, I thought a summer card was in order so I inked up one of my beloved Flourishes stamps.
 Boo hoo, still haven't gotten over them closing. Watermelon sure does say Summer, right? 
Making this card made me very happy. I hadn't made a card in over a week and I was having withdrawal symptoms. I had to clean up my disaster of a desk before I could make this. 
I really enjoyed coloring this with Copics and matching it to some yummy gingham paper from MME Lost & Found 2. I followed Karen's sketch from last week because it was perfect for showcasing my watermelon. 
I inked up the sentiment from the same set and added a button and twine. I got the sweet lace from a Flourishes prize pack when they were still open. 
I'll link this up to some "summer" challenges listed below.
Hope you are enjoying summer! 

Cards Galore Challenges -Use digi or traditional stamp
Copic Marker Spain -Anything goes
Die Cut Divas-Button or bow or both!
Just for fun -Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe -Feeling Fruity
Paper Take Weekly -Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown -Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant -Anything Goes
Catered Crop -Summer Lovin


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Merry Monday 114

Hi Friends, I made a card for Merry Monday 114 this week. The challenge is Sparkle, Shimmer, and Shine. To do that I heat embossed the Verve ornaments with silver embossing powder, adding shimmery silver twine and sparkle-y sequins.

The ornaments were cut with various solid card stock with a standard SB circle die. I fussy cut the ornament topper and glued them on. There is also a matte silver mat under the striped paper, the sentiment is also Verve.
Some other challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge-Glitter, Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by! I have some other cards in the works but planning my daughter's bridal shower is cutting into my crafting time.  :)  Bye for now. Kim

Friday, June 20, 2014

KK Marina the Mermaid

                                                      Click on photo to see better!

Hi Friends, I've been wanting to color the adorable Kraftin Kimmie Stamp "Marina" for a while and since Summer is finally here I'm sure it will fit some challenges. I also had a goal with this card of finally breaking out my Copic Air Brush System, a Christmas gift!!! Took me long enough, huh? I was a little intimidated by it but it worked great after just a few minutes of trying. I sprayed 2 colors on the circle die cut to match the patterned paper.
This card was fun to make. Kraftin Kimmie stamps are some of the best for Copic coloring. I did Google the stamp to see how other people colored it and to use as a guide. The sentiment stamps are Kraftin Kimmie too. The wavy paper is perfect, Echo Park I think. This is actually Mojo Monday Sketch 350 but I changed the rectangles for circles (vellum) and I tied the bow on the opposite side. (And I made it a square instead if rectangle).
The small shells/etc. are some findings from Michaels. Cloud Nine makes the rain drops I used as bubbles.
Links to challenges below.

Kraftin Kimmie -Wonderful Wednesday
Cute Card Thursday -By the Seaside
Moving along with the times -Beside the seaside
Seize the Birthday -Anything Goes
7Kids College Fund -Anything Goes
Hambo challenges -Here comes summer
Ribbon Carousel -Summer Fun
Marker Pop #45 -Anything

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy summer! Kim