Saturday, July 21, 2018


Hey Friends, I'm playing in the CASology challenge this week. When I saw the cue card I knew I wanted to use my new-to-me Lawn Fawn Spring Showers dies. This set is not new but it's so versatile that I had to pick it up. 

I knew I wanted to make some kind of rainbow so I got out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and scribbled them in a line in ROYGBV order on Bristol paper. Then I spritzed it with lots of water and let it dry. I went to work and came back to this beauty.
You can see the rest, just cut it into a circle and arranged the die cuts on top. I added a Lawn Fawn sentiment and a few hearts. 

I am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Use a die or punch.

Cas-ual Fridays -Rainbows and Buttlerflies (I just have the rainbow)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics 32

Hey Friends, I'm stopping in real quick to post this card before I miss the deadline. I recently purchased Lawn Fawn's Manatee-rific stamps and dies and the Wavy borders. I thought I could whip this card up but it took 2 hours between the ink blending, Copic coloring and fiddling with placement. It was fun though! 

I ink-blended Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw and Antique Linen Distress inks in the background. I added Copic dot detail to the sandy bottom and colored the sweet Manatees as well. The inside says "Cheers to manatee-rific years together". I tied in the anniversary theme by adding a tiny flower and bow tie (from another set). The sun and clouds are also Lawn Fawn. 

Thanks for stopping by!. See you soon! Kim

Also joining Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Fun in the Sun
Pin-spirational Beach Photo


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Baby Flynn is here! & The Color Throw down 500!

Hey Friends, What a coincidence! I was just about to post the card and gift I made for my Daughter and noticed it matched this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #500

My youngest Daughter just had her first baby (girl) and my 2nd grandchild on June 19th! Her name is Flynn Winter. We are all so happy to welcome her to the world.

My daughter loved Kate Spade products and I have loved Keds my whole life so I was giddy when I saw these adorable baby sneakers! (They are rose gold)  I brought them to the hospital when I met Baby Flynn for the first time. 

So onto the card and tag! I used the same "My Mind's Eye "Blush" patterned paper that Wanda did in her design team card. I just put together a simple design with the papers, machine stitching around it. I white heat embossed a Verve sentiment stamp on navy card stock and die cut with a circle die.

 Then added some white sheer ribbon and clear sequins. I kept it quite simple so I could work on the tag. 

The tag is a SSS tag die cut from the MME patterned paper. The baby word die is also SSS cut from Rose Gold Foil paper that came in one of the SSS card kits. 
The stamp and die that says "you were born to sparkle" is Sunny Studios. I wrapped the box in white paper and added white sheer ribbon and blue bakers twine. 
My daughter loved her gift very much!
Soon I will post of pic of our little Flynn.
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Snail Mail -Several Challenges

Hey Friends, I was inspired by several challenges this week. I guess it started with the Color Throwdown Challenge 499 and the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 31. Since the Color Throw down had green in it, I thought of leaves and flowers and that was the theme of the Lawn Fawn challenge. 

So I got out my Gleeful Garden set and colored up my images with Copics, while matching the coloring to the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid "Chill" blue paper. 
The green paper is of unknown origin, something I received in a SSS Easter kit one year. 

Following the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 343 I built my card accordingly. A white heat embossed sentiment and twine bow finish it off. This card can be used for ANY occasion. I'll just stamp an appropriate inside sentiment when the time comes to mail it.

Hope you are enjoying summer, Thanks for visiting! Kim

Also entering these challenges:

Cards4gals  Summer Sunny Days

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Card Concept 96

Hey Friends, I have 2 cards for this challenge! I made the one down below first in an elegant and classy style with a nod to rustic. But then I ordered this Simon Says Stamp "Beautiful Flowers" set and had to use it. I declined to get the card kit subscription in June for this and then kept seeing it and loving it more and more. I guess the style of this is elegant and classy too. 
I first colored the image with Zig markers on Bristol paper. There wasn't enough contrast tho so after it was dry, I added colored pencils to parts of it and it popped much better!
I fussy cut around part of it and cut it out with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Square die. I did the same for the wood grain patterned paper. Then added a heat embossed sentiment from the same set and some sequins. 
Keep reading below please.

On this card I let the paper do the work. I used this lovely Echo Park patterned paper called Rustic Elegance with is also the style of my card. I beleive the sentiment is from an "Our daily bread" set.
I heat embossed in gold powder and cut it our with oval Spellbinder dies. The scalloped rectangle is from Pretty Pink Posh, cut in gold foil paper and layered on vellum. 
I hope you all head over to the The Card Concept blog and see with the team came up with. And please play along!
We'll be back in September!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Card Concept #95

Hey Friends, Time for a new Card Concept Challenge! I love the inspiration photo, I have loved fabric prints long before I knew card making was a hobby. The owls on the pillows are just the cutest!

I used a Reverse Confetti Owl stamp. I stamped on several different patterned papers and paper pieced it. On the card itself, as well as the owl, I used MME Splendid 6x6 papers along with teal card stock. I heat embossed a sentiment from the same set and added a few sequins. My card style is clean and layered.
We'd love you to come by and link up a card! There is only one more challenge after this then summer break for July and August!
Thanks for stopping by!

Other challenge links below

I used this sketch which is longer current but still inspiring!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Card Concept 94-Inspiration on Wheels

Hi Friends! I'm designing for The Card Concept now, Yippie!!! The Inspired by all the little things challenge is on a hiatus for an undetermined amount of time so Lesley invited me to join this challenge. I'm thrilled to not have to skip a beat and can keep using my creativity and "crafty goodies"! 

I was inspired by the red bicycle and yellow/purple flowers to create a Clean and Layered card. 

I pulled out my Simon Says Stamp "Life is a beautiful ride" set and copic-colored some of the images. I sponged a background with distress inks and added some Avery Elle cloud die cuts. I finished it with a tiny twine bow.

There's a few more challenges until the we go on Summer break, come share a card with us!