Hi Friends, If you know me at all, you'll know I LOVE Flourishes Stamps and use them all the time. I played in the Timeless Tuesday Challenges many, many times and have won free stamps frequently. I'm here to share just a few of my Flourishes creations. I'm sorry Jan is selling Flourishes and hope someone buys it so they will once again sell stamps and come out with new product from the wonderful illustrators.
This sunflower card won me the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge.
A beautiful Violets stamp set.
A Latte stamp set
Beautiful Valentine stamp set.
Oh, the Ice Skates stamp. MY number one favorite! I won The Shabby Tea Room Challenge with this tag.
Pretty Fall urn.
My first Flourishes stamp set, Cherry Blossoms.
Cute sled stamp! Oh, I could go on and on with the cards I've made. In fact, my first published card is with a Flourishes stamp, link here. Published Flourishes Card
My Dream was to be on the Design Team, which I never got the chance to do, but I still love these stamps!!
Hi Bloggers, I was going for a masculine card with this one and not sure I achieved it. I used the SSS208 for the sketch. I just found out that the challenge closed already, darn it! Back to the card, I used Basic Grey "Fact" paper and the casino chip is part of a chipboard alpha pack from BG. I've had this Jennie Bowlin bingo card in my stash forever. I used a Verve birthday sentiment. Some washi tape was added (look hard) some SC wood veneer stars and a few sequins. Would you send this card to a man? or boy, maybe?
I'm added links to this card for a few other challenges.
Hi there Bloggers, I'm sharing photos from my Daughter, Jessica's, baby shower that I hosted 2 weeks ago at my home. She's having a boy so we settled on the theme "Ahoy, it's a boy!". I did borrow some ideas from pinterest but some things were my idea. These tags that I put on the favors were all me! I used a Waltzingmouse stamp set that matches a spellbinder die. Name of Waltzingmouse stamp unknown. Then I used a Stampin Up nautical stamp set and used the anchor image, stamped off once so the red wouldn't be too bright. I wanted to stamp the Flourishes Thank you sentiment over it in Momento TB ink. (Tag Lines set). I punched a hole in the tag and tied some bakers twine around the cello bag that was stuffed with Lindor Truffles and white paper shreads. I wanted something simple.
This is a gold basket of favors waiting by the door for the guests.
I got the red and navy striped pennants attached to rope-y twine from Oriental Trading.
I purchased the decorative life ring from Oriental Trading as well!
This pic is dark but it the buffet food table before my Son-in-law brought the shower food over.
OK, NO, I did not make this banner. It was so gorgeous! I got it from a wonderful paper artist on Etsy because I didn't want to spend hours cutting all the pieces.
I wrapped the plastic red tableware in Navy striped napkins and wrapped life savers and twine around them. Totally lifted that from Pinterest. The decoration in the middle of the table was a length of rope-y twine with wooden buoys hanging from it.
I just LOVE the invitation I ordered for Etsy. So cute!!!
My card making Buddy, Diane, from Dianes Sweet Treats, from my local card club made this cake top and cupcakes for me.
OK, Welcome to Part 2 of Jessica's baby shower. I could not figure out how to put all the photos in one post! LOL. Isn't this photo cool of the ballons looking sheer. There was a lot of light in the room but the photo came out dark.
A close up of the banner. So nice!
A photo of my kitchen and family room.
Cute nautical plates from Birthday Express.
Here she is! with her Husband Joel and her belly!
And Jessica with her college roommate, Liz. They are about 7 weeks apart in their pregnancies.
So that's it! I didn't get any pics of me with her that day. I was so busy having fun that I forgot to get pictures of myself with Jess. And I didn't get many pics of the guests either! Darn it! It was a very fun and lively shower.
Thanks for visiting. Kim :)
Hi Bloggers, Today I have a card for Mojo Monday #333, The Shabby Tea Room and other challenges. Also this is a virtual congrats to Jinny Newlin for her new baby Boy, Kaden!
I used the Mojo Monday Sketch this week and some adorable Echo Park paper. I used Verve's Emery (the elephant) and a Verve sentiment stamp. I actually don't like how my card came out because I used too many colors, I should have kept it to 3. I'm sure the recipient of my card won't care, tho. :)
The description of how I made it is pretty self explanatory, I just follow the sketch. Chalk ink was used with a sponge to color the yellow in the circle die cut, and MFT star die was used for the stars.
Links to challenges: Mojo Monday Sketch 333 -Sketch The Shabby Tea Room 206 -Photo Inspiration Baby My time to Craft -New Things Animal Friends Challenge -Dots Crafty Hazelnut Challenge -Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Hi Friends, I made this card for the Curtain Call Challenge Cozy Quilt and a few others. I pulled out my Kraftin Kimmie stamp called Lavender. I thought of her when I saw the Cozy Quilt Inspiration photo. I stamped it once on Copic paper and once on MME patterned paper. I colored some of the quilt blocks so that it resembled the quilt in the photo.
I cut out the quilted piece and adhered to the stamped image after I cut it out with a circle die. I love the colors of the paper with the image. Keeping with the quilt theme I added a wood veneer spool wound with bakers twine, some lace, pearl and the matted sentiment.
Hi friends, Happy Valentines Day. I was a bad girl this morning. I was supposed to be packing for a weekend trip to Vermont but what was I doing? Playing in my craft room! You see, I've had this gorgeous Flourishes stamp colored with Copics for over a week just sitting on my table. How could I leave town on Valentines Day without making it into one last Valentine? It would have been a crime. And I wanted so much to play in this weeks Timeless Tuesday Challenge, which was to add wood or wood type elements to your card. As it was, I missed last week's "Flourishes Red and Love" challenge.
I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch 332. I love it! Love the chance to use my MFT tag die.
Hubby just got home so it's time for a road trip! You guys can see how I made the card from looking at it right? If not, just email me.
This second card was a 10 minute card I put together to give my friend at the hotel tonight. I had to have a Valentine for her and had already mailed my stash of cards to family. PS-No snowmobiling for me! I can't risk getting hurt with my Grandchild on the way. Last year I fractured my ankle. Bye Bye