Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TT132-Bling it on!

Hi Friends, Thanks for joining me for the Tuesday Throwdown, Bling it on challenge, my first one as a design team member! The challenge is to add bling to your project. No problem there!

I had the pleasure of using a Lily Patch Stamps digital image, you can find is here. Lily Patch Stamps
I colored the image with Copics and matched my coloring to some K& Co. papers.

I used Recollections Pearls for my bling, my new to me, fishtail dies from MFT, some PTI twine, and last weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch 176.
I'm thrilled to have this all occasion card in my stash, which can be used for Sympathy, Get Well, anything! Thanks for joining me.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Hi all, Guess what I did today? I played in the current Crazy4Challenges 170 and I cased a card from the fabulous Barbara at Paper Pursuits! That's what the challenge is, to case one of her cards while she is recovering from hand surgery.
I found "six" birthday cards that I want to case but settled on this one. Click here to see her card.
I have a party to go to next Saturday and wanted a festive pretty card for the birthday girl. I didn't have the stamp she used so I used this Fiskars one.  I had so much fun making the balloons with my circut. Talk about fussy! but oh, so fun. The paper is MME, Life of the Party. Ribbon is PTI.
Thanks for visiting!

C4C170-Case Barbara

Bee any sweeter?


Hey there, continuing on with the Valentine making, I'm making the rounds with all my stamps that can be used for this holiday. I've been wanting to color up this cute Kraftin Kimmie Bee from the stamp set with it's matching "bee" sentiment. (It must be retired, I couldn't find it on the KK site) Then I went to the past sketches archives at The Sweet Spot to find a sketch that would fit in a few challenges.
I used some pretty Crate Paper "Random" paper and a My paper studio embossing folder that I picked up a Hobby Lobby. The closest Hobby Lobby is 2 hours from my house in Rhode Island but it was worth the trip! I hope they build one closer to me.

Flourishes-FTTC204-Circle,Fishtail, and Pearls
City Crafter-Forever Mine-Use a Heart
Kraftin Kimmie-A trio of embellishments-I missed it!
Kraft Journal 105-Punch it up
ODBDSLC139-For a child (going to my niece)

Bye, Bye now! Kim :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Hi all, I made this cared for the newest Flourishes TT 203 challenge, use Red, Emerald and Brown. I dug thru my papers to find these and settled on them. I chose this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and got to work. I used my fairly new Cherry Lynn die, leafy flourish. I layered a circle spellbinder over another label spellbinder. A piece of lace, some seam binding, twine and pearls were added as well as a little PTI tag. Thanks for looking!

MojoMonday-Sketch 276
Flourishes TimelessTuesday203-Red,Emerald,Brown Color Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks-Pearls

Paper: MME Life of the Party, Bazzill and PTI CS
Ink:Momento TB, Copics
Stamps: Flourishes A year in Flowers 2, Tiny corner Flourish stamp-Inkadinkado
Dies and Misc:Spellbinders, Cherry Lynn, Tiny Tags-PTI, Kaisercraft pearls, PTI-Jute twine, Webster Pages lace, Seam binding-Prairie Bird Boutique

Saturday, January 19, 2013

MFTWSC107 and more

 Hey Friends, Still pumping out the Valentine cards and having lots of paper fun! I don't know if this MFT Pure Innocence stamp was designed for Valentine card making but she sure fits the bill for a cute valentine!

This card will probably go to my country-music-lovin DD, Cara. That girl can go to a country bar, watch people for 2 seconds, a instantly learn a line dance! She brilliant that way. Me, I'm a bumbling clod who needs hours of instruction to learn a dance!
I feel I should have matted the blue layer of this card to make it stand out. I didn't notice it until after the whole card was glued down. Oh well, I still like it. I used Carta Bella paper, the newest line. I have to start making a list of supplies while creating. The sketch really appealed to me and called me to use it plus I am getting quite a collection of MFT dies and stamps so I want to use them. Lists below, have a great weekend!

Paper: Carta Bella Devoted
Stamps:MFT, Cowgirl and the free MFT valentine stamps set you get for spending a gazillion dollars, hehe
Inks: Momento TB, Copics
Dies and Misc: Spellbinders ovals and hearts, Felt ?, Twine-Darice, Button-Boxer, Punch-EK Success
TSG-Love is in the air
RRR-Valentine/Love with ribbon (or twine?)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

SSS193, CR84FN

Hi, My friend is about to become a first time Grandmother. I had to mark the occasion with a card, of course, and it had to be elegant. She doesn't prefer cutesy so I went a little vintage/elegant. What paper says vintage/elegant other than Graphic 45? She's having a grandson so I went with this week's CR84FN color challenge. It's perfect for this!
(This is the photo without photo highlights editing, I couldn't decide if it looked better without the editing).
CR84FN70-Blue, Yellow, Kraft
ODBD138-Border it, dies and punches
OurCreativeCorner-Shabby Style

Paper: G45, Bazzill and PTI CS
Lace-Hobby Lobby
Button-Basic Grey

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

An exciting announcement!!!

Hi Cyber-friends, I'm happy to announce that I am now a member of a design team! The lovely ladies at Tuesday Throwdown asked me to join them. My first card for the team will be on January 29th so stop by then to see my card.
Have a great week!

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Hi Friends, I'm going on day 10 of some virus/infection that has me feeling miserable. I do feel well enough to craft but not much else! lol. I hope I get well soon. I've had it with this. So on to the card...
I made this card for the Flourishes TT202 "New" challenge. My new items are the paper pack, Crate Paper-Fourteen, the heart shaped circle punch, EK success and the grey twine, Doodlebug, I think. I also use an embossing folder, MME button, pearls and Antique Linen Distress Ink (my fav).
As you can see, I also used the DS84-Sketch. Another great one by Jen S.
So, aren't these colors luscious? Love them!

Some other challenges:
Papertake-Happy New
Flourishes TT202-New
Bye for now! Kim :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ahoy Matey!

Hey there, I have been making lots of cards lately and having fun! I decided to go for what I thought at first would be a hard challenge, the There She Goes color challenge this week! Blue, Black and Yellow, what??
I truly couldn't imagine those colors together at first. So I went home and looked thru my TSG stamps and found this stamp set! Oh, so THIS is how I can use these colors...(Yes, I added a little red).
I used this week's SSSC175 for the sketch. I am playing in several challenges:
TSG189-Blue,Black & Yellow
Tuesday Throwdown129-Shiny and New

Paper-Simple Stories (yellow) MME-Grey
Stamps-There She Goes
Ink-Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Other, Punch EK Success, Spellbinder dies, Twine-PTI, Gems-Recollections, Button-Joannes

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

KK Animal House

Hey there, I wanted to play in the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge this week. The challenge is Animal House, use a  stamp with an animal on it! I didn't think I had one (besides Speedy the Turtle) so when I looked thru my KK stamps, I found "Bella". And she has KITTIES!!! Now I know why I bought it and she was fun to color.
I used my new Crate Paper-Fourteen again. Some other products used are a "new to me" MFT flower die, pearls, sewing machine.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Hi Friends, I made this for the Flourishes Jan. Release Challenge cuz I want to win some new stamps! I love Flourishes stamps. Last year I bought this set and didn't use it. I sure had fun when I inked it up yesterday. I used a new paper pack, Crate Paper-Fourteen. It's more vintage-y than I expected but I like it. I used last weeks Mojo Monday sketch, just changed it a little bit. I got the ribbon from Flourishes too. The little tag is PTI and so is the Love sentiment. The sweet friend sentiment is Flourishes. Spellbinder dies, a punch, dew drops, and bakers twine were also used.

BTW, if any of you are having trouble with uploading photos in Blogger, use Chrome instead of Internet Explorer. ( I learned that today when looking for a solution.)

Take care!, Kim

FLLCJAN13-Love Letters-Love theme or Letters or Red & Pink

Monday, January 7, 2013


Good Evening Friends, I'm getting a jump on a Valentine card while getting to use this fabulous Carta Bella Paper! It's soooo pretty.

This is my card for the Deconstructed Sketch DT Call. I would so love to be on this team. I love sketches and almost never make a card without one. (although I did today, lol)!
I used the great TSG stamp set "Buckets of Love". Very fun set....

For the half circle cut outs I used a tiny spellbinder die because I don't have a punch that size. I was trying to do something a little different. I added some pearls and some nice red polka dot ribbon. Copics were used to color, of course, oh I love them so.

I enjoyed making this and I hope to make many more cards for the Deconstructed Sketch. :)

Another view:
Take care! Kim

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Happy Hello

Hi there, I don't know what's wrong with Blogger but I can't add any more photos or challenge images to this post. :) Don't know why.
I started my card idea with a Flourishes stamp set, A year of Flowers 2. I used the morning glories and also a sentiment from another flourishes set, Sentimental Favorites.
The sketch I used was Mojo 273. Paper is Pink Paisley. Trim is Tim Holtz ruffled trim, some ribbon, and some pearls colored with Copics.
Kim :)
Some challenges:
TSG188-Sponging with diecuts
Flourishes 202-Choose your favorite Timeless Tuesday Challenge from 2012-My favorite was #196-Happy
C4C167-Ribbon & Bows