Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Birdie told me...


Hey Friends, I'm finally get a chance to blog my daughter's birthday card. Oh gosh, how tweet is this Avery Elle stamp set? It's called Tweet Tweet. I adore these cute birdies! 

I hope this is CAS enough for the AAA Cards 2nd Birthday Bash. ( I really get stumped with clean and simple) I'm also playing in Seize the Birthday challenge with "toppings" of "Dimension".

 My birds are sitting on foam tape and the enamel dots add dimension as well. I Copic-colored the sweet birds and paper pieced the roof. For the circle, a simple circle sponged with Squeezed Lemonade distress ink and a piece of twine wrapped around and Done!  
Thanks for Visiting. 
Kim
Crafty Sentiments -Anything Goes
Live Laugh Stamp Linky Party 4 -Critters and Creatures







Saturday, May 21, 2016

Lawnscaping meets Merry Monday


(Please scroll down for my Inspired by the little things card)

 Hey there, I combined two challenges today that I LOVE to play in. I haven't played in so long and I missed it. I combined Merry Monday Christmas card challenge # 205 Make a snow globe with Lawnscaping #130 Sparkle it up

Last year when I bought a bazillion dollars worth of Lawn Fawn, I swore I'd play in every challenge so I'd use the stamps and Merry Monday, I've been playing for years and now I'm behind with Christmas cards. Gotta get to it!

I used LF Snow Day stamp set, Bannerific from LF and a greeting from Hero arts. I used Lawn Fawn papers, Momento inks and Copics. I have a make-shift snow globe cut with MFT stitched circle dies for the frame, cut 4 times and layered. My sparkle comes from Pretty Pink Posh iridescent hearts and of course, sparkling clear sequins. Oh, the bunnies are properly winked as well. 

Oh what fun this was to build the scene. Thanks for visiting! Kim

Christmas card challenges-24 -Anything Goes
52CCT.May-theme-challenge -Christmas Critters




Inspired by all the little Things #16


Hi Friends, Yah, it's the weekend! I'm sharing this weeks Inspired by all the little Things #16 challenge card. I picked up this cute Simon Says Stamp "Beautiful Ride" stamp last week. It was so fun to Copic color the kitty and accessories for this fun bicycle. 

I water colored the Ranger water color paper with Tumble Glass, Peacock Feathers and another blue Distress Inks. The card stock is Papertrey Ink and twine is The Twinery. 

I hope you come play with us this week. There's lots of ways to interpret this fun photo.
Thanks for visiting today!
Kim


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things #15


Hey there! Spring was here for a few days but wet cool weather is coming back for the weekend. Blah. I'm sharing my Inspired by all the little Things #15 Challenge card with you today. 
I love the graphic but I had a hard time with this one. The back of my sponged panel has some experimenting with water coloring through the triangle stencil with distress inks. Not great, so I tried sponging the inks instead. I had more control but still not happy. 
I used SSS Birthday Balloon stamp set with Kristina Werner's beautiful handwriting for the sentiment, heat embossed in white. Then I added some SSS feather die cuts and Doodlebug yellow variety sequins to my shaker card.  
Please go see what the rest of the design team came up with. They are all super duper! 
Thanks for visiting
Kim



Saturday, May 7, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things #14


Hi Friends, How are you? I'm sharing my Inspired by all the little Things #14 challenge card. I love baby cards, how about you? My company's accountant just had a baby boy and my daughter's friend is about to have a baby, boy or girl we don't know, so this will come in handy!
I just love this little airplane image which is Retired Flourishes. (if you like Marcella Hawley's
 illustrations, visit Power Poppy here).

The sentiment stamp set is called Baby by Simon Says Stamp and the cloud embossing folder is Darice. I sponged the clouds with Momento Summer Sky dye ink and cut the circle with my favorite circle dies, MFT Stitched Circles. The sequins are Doodlebug, twine is from The Twinery.

I had to do this card over twice and I had to sponge the cloud circle FIVE times to get them right. Haha. 
I used The Challenge #71 Sketch and will link up that and a few other challenges. Thanks for visiting today!

To all the Moms out there, whether you live in the US or not, have a great Sunday, my friends. :)
Kim





Saturday, April 30, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things #13



Hey Friends, Today I'm sharing a Graduation card for a special someone using the challenge graphic #13 for Inspired by all the little Things! I sure am having fun being on the design team.

 I decided to go with patterned papers instead of a more trendy water color card. I wanted those Copic colored MFT butterflies to pop so I kept it mostly black and white using Pebbles-DIY Home paper. 

I used a MFT stitched circle die to showcase the inspiring sentiment from the same butterfly set. It must be retired because I couldn't find it in the MFT store. The Sparkling clear PPP sequins made another appearance. They just make every card prettier. I heart them!

Come play with us at Inspired by all the little Things this week, won't you? 
Kim


Other challenges I'm entering:

Color Throwdown 390  Blue, Yellow and White
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes (graphic on my sidebar)



Saturday, April 23, 2016

Inspired By All The Little Things #12


Hey Friends, Today I'm sharing a card with you for the Inspired By All The Little Things #12 Challenge. From the inspiration photo I took the shape and color of the blooms, and the fact that the came from the left side. 

I mixed Milled Lavender and Spun Sugar Distress inks to get the color and then was delighted to find a piece of matching card stock! I didn't plan it but I love when that happens! 

Of course first I heat embossed the pretty flowers on Ranger Water Color Paper. After the painting was done, I heat embossed Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder for the sentiment. This photo does not capture the gorgeous-ness of that color. 

Oh how I fussed around with what to do in that top left corner. After pulling out every option of embellishments I had, I settled on a simple twine bow. A few of Lucy's Cards luscious iridescent sequins finish it off. 
Thanks for visiting today!
Kim

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Make it Girlie
Seize the Birthday -Anything Goes





Ingredients: PTI Card stock, green card stock unknown, Ranger water color paper, Simon says Stamp Spring Flowers and Friendship Blooms (sentiment), Ranger Liquid Platinum EP, Stampendous White EP, Ranger Distress Inks, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, Twine-American Crafts, Lucy's Cards-sequins.