Saturday, May 16, 2015

MM158 & Power Poppy

Hi all, Merry Monday 158 asks us to use a stencil. I used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil with texture paste. I used Sketch 137 to submit in the Deconstructed Sketch best of 200 Challenge but I couldn't figure out how to save the image from Flicker. The sketch looks just like my card tho!

I used a gingerbread house stamp from Power Poppy and am submitting to their Cut it Up challenge to cut out an image on your card (which I did!).  The paper is an old line from MME. 
See you soon! Kim

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lawnscaping 105, Mojo Monday 396

Hi Friends, Back with another cute whimsical card for the Lawnscaping Challenge this week. The challenge is to use water coloring of any sort. Instead of doing a background with water colors, I choose to "paint" my images with Distress Inks. The gray on the unicorn is Momento London Fog because I don't have a gray D.Ink.
I used a cute pastel MME paper line for this and colored the "Critters Ever After" images to match. (These are a second and third try).
I'm dying to get my sewing machine back from the repair. I think some stitching on this card would have looked great. Inside I inked around the edges of everything with Distress Inks. Following the Mojo Monday 396 sketch, I arranged all the elements and added some hoarded SC wood veneer stars. :)

Mojo Monday 396 -Sketch
Lawnscaping Challenge 105 -Use water coloring
Crafters Cafe Challenge _Your inner child
Simon Says Stamp -Lets get Sentimental Use a sentiment as focal point. 
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Pinspirational Challenge -I used the pastel colors of the inspiration photo.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

odbd tranquility

Hi Folks, Today I have a Masculine card to share. I made it for my Husband a few weeks ago and was waiting for an applicable challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs to share it. It was his birthday card but the birthday sentiment is on the inside.
As Boat owners, we experience this kind of scene quite often and it is very tranquil, coming home from any given port of call in the CT/Rhode Island waters. We call it "Dark Thirty". Not quite dark, sun going down...

To make this, I stamped the ODBD Fishing Boat image on white card stock in VersaFine Black ink, poured on clear embossing powder and heat set. Next I die cut it with a SB label die. I masked the sun with a 1" circle punch and sponged distress inks on the die cut with a TH applicator. I used Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire. Next I put the card base together with Webster's pages patterned paper and card stock, cutting the clouds out with MFT flat bottom cloud die.

ODBD Challege 237 -Color Challenge, Use 3 of the colors
Inspiration Destination -Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania -Use stamping
Loves Rubber Stamping -Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge -Anything Goes
The Male Room -Birds
Kim :)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

MM 156

 Hey there, peeps, It's a new week and a new Merry Monday challenge. This time we are to use Pine cones, greens and the word Believe. I chose to look though my Simple Stories ephemera pack for the word Believe. Good thing I found one because I only have one tiny word stamp that says believe. It wouldn't have worked.

For the Pine cones and greens I used my new Whimsy Pine cone die that they sent me for free when I ordered another Whimsy set. I hope you can see it, it's kind of covered up. My photo is a bit blurry, sorry. For the rest of the card I used some more Simple Stories patterned paper, a 2x3 card, the red paper is K&Co, the button is SU with May Arts twine.

Merry Monday 156 Pines cones, Greens and the word Believe.
Christmas Card Challenges -Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge -Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 83 -Use Twine or String
2 Cute Ink Challenge -Anything Goes


Monday, April 27, 2015


Hi Friends, I'm sharing a card for Case this Sketch 120 challenge. I haven't had this much fun making a card in months. Ignoring that fact that it is a sympathy card and focusing on the techniques was very satisfying.

 I followed the sketch very closely. I used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Urban Grunge stamp set to stamp and emboss the bird with gold embossing powder on Ranger Distress Water color paper. I water colored with Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw and Tattered Rose Distress inks (love this combo) and stamped the cursive stamp over it with vintage photo ink. Lastly I stamped the sentiment stamp (maker unknown) with Black Versafine ink using a stamp-a-ma-jig to place the wood mounted stamp perfectly. A Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle die and a few SC white/clear sequins finish it off. 

As you like it Challenge -Favorite type of Embossing (I like heat embossing because it's like magic when you heat it and it's shiny!)
Faith Hope Love 1 cor13- Throwback-thursday-challenge Use a stamp at least 1 year old. Mine is 3 years old and barely ever used. 
7 kids challenge blog -124 -Anything goes (I used TH Stamps and Rangers Products)

A shot of the shine from the gold EP and sequins.


And now for another card I made this weekend. I thought I was using a current sketch from Retro Sketches but turns out that was weeks ago. Haha, figures! 
This was easy enough thanks to my SSS balloon dies and a SSS birthday stamp set. I hadn't used this largest die which is just about the size of an A2 card. I only used half, of course. The design paper (maybe MME) is cute and modern. I like it with the matching grid paper. Simple and cute with with black ink and twine. 

Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -CAS
Seize the birthday-make-your-own-background or anything goes birthday
ABC Challenge -H is for Happy Birthday

Bye, Bye now!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

LawnFawn Challenge 104

Hey Peeps, Oh Gosh, this set is soooo cute! I couldn't resit picking it up. I am quickly becoming a huge Lawn Fawn fan. Nicole Magouirk makes it look so easy to use these adorable stamps. I followed the Lawnscaping 104 Sketch Challenge and boy, did I have a heck of a time trying to make my colored images fit this sketch. You should see the back (or maybe you shouldn't!).

This turned out to be a window card but not a shaker. I persevered but this almost ending up in the circular file. I found a way to salvage it because I spent a lot of time coloring this cute critters.

Anyway, The images are colored with Copics, die cut with coordinating dies and laid out on a hillside die cut scene.  The paper is Echo Park Spots and Dots. I cut the top layer with SB dies. I added a twine bow and called it done after hours of work over several days. Hahaha Can't wait to color that sweet dragon again.

Send a smile 4 kids challenge -Birthday for a child
Art by Mirian -Anything goes
Stamping with dragon -Use an animal
Fairy Tale Challenge -Now or Never (I had never used this stamp set, it is new)
Simply Papercrafts -Anything goes
Inspired by Stamping 93-Used colors in photo

Saturday, April 25, 2015

MM & Newton's Nook

Hi Friends, I'm posting my card for Merry Monday 155 -Use a Cat or Dog! I used a Newton's Nook kitty stamp from my prize pack I won. I colored him like my kitty who is no longer with us. I used some scraps and a sketch from the Inky Paws Challenge #20 and used up some MME scraps. Some twine and Doodlebug sequins finish it off. 

I'm also submitting to:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -CAS
Christmas Blog Challenge Sparkly and Bright (my sequins are sparkly!)

See you soon!