Monday, October 20, 2014


Hi Friends, I'm playing in this week's Retro Sketches 137 so I can try a trendy Halloween card, two actually! I don't own the die with the happy word inside so I cut my SSS happy word die and placed it over a circle cut. I cut the 2 rectangles with classic SB dies.

I had picked up some Pretty Pink Posh sequins in some Halloween colors a while back and made a fun shaker card. The design paper is American Crafts, the sentiment is MFT, the dark gray CS is SSS and the purple is SU!

Vintage Stamping Challenges -Color Challenge
AAA Cards-Halloween
Scrapbook blessings club-anything-goes shaker-cards
Fussy and Fancy-Orange and Black
Simply Create Too -Halloween or Orange
Simon Says Stamp -Color Coordinates

Thanks for visiting. Kim

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My Sheri Crafts-Autumn Abundance

 Hi Friends, I was supposed to guest design at My Sheri Crafts this week but I have been sick with a throat infection, NOT FUN! I'm finally feeling better so I'm posting my challenge card there. Here is the link  My Sheri Crafts-Autumn Abundance #144. I pulled out a Retired Flourishes stamp and colored it with Copics. I liked the word Abound in the sentiment to go with the abundance theme.
I used Sketch Saturday 330 for this card.

I have another card made with Fall colors to share too. Also a retired Flourishes stamp set, Zinnia. I needed a few cards for post wedding Thank Yous. I used Sweet Sunday Sketch 238 for this one.
Some other challenges include:

A Creative Need -Yellow and Orange
Ladybug Crafts -Autumn or Halloween

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 6, 2014


Hi Friends, I completely missed WCMD, I had a god reason, my baby daughter got married! oh what fun we had and we were so blessed with perfect weather. But yesterday I had a chance to make a card so I whipped this up. I used a retired Flourishes stamp, one of my old favorites! 

I used this weeks Colour Q Challenge to help me choose the colors or markers I was going to use. Then I used this weeks DS 171 to help me put the card together. I added brown twine and a few pearls.
Thanks for visiting! Kim

Deconstructed Sketch 171
Colour Q 261 
Great Impressions Stamps Autumnal Elegance
Kraftin Kimmie Challenge 2 Fall

Here she is, my beautiful daughter, the bride!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Hi friends, I'm here with a card today for a few challenges. I used a Peachy Keen Snowman set for this. I knew I wanted to color it with shades of Pink and Blue, it looks like a girl snow-person to me with those adorable eyelashes and bows on her hat! 

After I colored it with Copics and cut it out, I used her as the vertical element from the Deconstructed Sketch 170. For the background I cut a rectangle and adhered strips of MME patterned paper across it diagonally. Then I just turned it over and trimmed off the excess. A vellum banner cut, some die cut MFT snowflakes and a silver pearl finished it off. A Hero Arts Xmas sentiment set was used for the sentiment. 

Merry Monday 128 -Stripes and/or Polka Dots
Deconstructed Sketch 170
Christmas Card Challenge 44 -Anything Goes
Completely Christmas  Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge Layer it up
The Pink Elephant Challenge Anything Goes
Classy Cards n Suchs-Challenge-52 Christmas Die cuts (do my snowflakes count as a xmas diecut?)
My Perfect Life Festive-48-week-38 Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for visiting today! Kim

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi all, I'm playing in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I stumbled upon the announcement of the hop when I was reading blogs last week. I saw all the cool prizes and great companies that were sponsoring the hop and decided to make a card to link up. The only requirement is to make a coffee themed card. Well, I could do that! 

I pulled out my retired Flourishes coffee and tea set called "Grab a cup". I stamped the coffee cup with Momento Rich Cocoa and colored it with Copics. I stamped it again on kraft and cut out the sleeve and layered it on the cup. After I tied on a piece of twine and popped it on foam tape on top of a MFT stitched circle die. 

I found some older paper in my stash to complete the MFT Wednesday Stamp Challenge sketch.The brown ribbon is PTI and the wood veneer arrow is Studio Calico. 

Some questions that were posted on Facebook:

1. When did you start drinking coffee? I was about 25 or 30 years old before I started drinking it. I was a tea lover before that. 
2. What is favorite brand (you can name up to three). New England Breakfast Blend is my favorite to make at home and Dunkin French Vanilla is my favorite at a coffee shop! 
3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Remember where and when? I guess it was a pumpkin latte I had last year. I try not to drink designer coffees because of the calories. I like my home made coffee each morning the best. 
4. If I don't drink my needed coffee, I will...Obsess about where and when I can get one, like this morning, I was out of creamer at home and won't drink it black so I shortcut my hair and make up routine so I could leave the house and go get some!

Cutscropscreativity -The Coffee Lovers Bloghop
MFT Sketch 195 _Sketch

The inside......

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Card Concept 19

Hi Everyone, Today I have a card inspired by the colors at the Card Concept 19. I knew I wanted to use this cute Kraftin Kimmie stamp and also wanted to submit a card to The Card Concept challenge. My card id Clean and Layered. I also used Mojo Monday 364 to pull it all together.

I had fun coloring this without looking at how someone else would color it. I do that sometimes to see how others use light source but I just gave it a try and it turned out ok. The rest of the card is self-explanatory following the sketch.
Gotta run, got chores to do!

Kraftin Kimmie Wednesday Challenge -Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges 255 -Leaves
Open-minded Crafting Fun -Autumn/Fall
Just us Girls -Photo Inspiration

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Hi Card Makers, Today I have a simple birthday card to share. I needed it quick so I left out the left panel on the "Sketch Saturday 328" sketch. I was really rushing to get this done for a party. You would think I'd have lots of birthday cards on hand but I have given almost all of them away lately. I'm going to have to start making 2 of each when I make a card. I could have added some sequins or something on the top but...I left it plain plus I think the balloon was screaming for a little twine bow but after 3 tries I gave up. 

I think this Stampin Up set "Giggle Greetings" is so funny! Especially this cat, love it! It took but a few minutes to color him up with the Copic W's and R20 and the light C's for the ground. I layered on the paper, punched a border, die cut a circle and balloon and called it done.

Some challenges this fits are:
Cheerful Stamp Pad -Birthday Card
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 142 -Birthday

Bye for now!