Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mass Produced Cards

 Hi Friends, These are some cards I made for my card club's xmas card swap a week or 2 ago. The concept/idea is based from a card I saw on Pinterest. I can not find the person who made it.
I used a PTI card stock base. I added a piece of MME dotted paper with a MS lacy border punch strip tucked under it. The holly punch is also MS. Some red, green and white twine was added with a red gem. The sentiment is My Favorite Things. Inside the card is a MFT sentiment from the same stamp set, name unknown. Links below.

Tis the season! Kim

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Hey There, Today I'm playing along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch 151! It's a fun one! I chose to stamp the horizontal element with my newly acquired background stamp from MFT. I have been admiring everyone that has been adding gold to their cards and I finally had a chance to do it! The herringbone is stamped in gold embossing powder and look nice and modern with the sequins and gold twine on the clothes pin. It's the first time I used my new leaves and dies from MFT too! I love how it turned out.

I'm also playing with The Pink Elephant 226  Orange, Brown and Cream this week. Also linking this card up to Allsorts Challlenge -Bring on the bling, 365 Cards -CAS Background, Pink Gem Challenge -Sparkles
Totally Papercrafts -Add a bow, Southern Girls Challenge -Add circles, 7 Kids College Fund Challenge -Anything Goes

Here's last weeks MFT Wed Stamp Club card. So far I've made a card each week since I started my commitment to play. This one just didn't get linked in time.
See you soon! Kim

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mojo 320 & Merry Monday

Hi there, today I'm sharing another card for my Christmas Card pile. :) This one uses Mojo Monday Sketch 320. I'm also playing in Merry Monday 84 which is to use a tree and bling. I added my bling in the corners of one of the mats and on the button. I colored a There Goes stamp set, such an adorable doggie and used MME Winter Wonderland paper. White embossing power was used for the sentiment, so fun!
Take care until next time! Kim :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

KK-You're Nifty

Hi Friends, How are you today? I'm sharing a card I made for my Local Card Club in CT. We have yet to pick a name for our Club. We meet once a month and have lots of crafty fun. One of the last meeting's challenges was to use Stickles. Easy enough. You can barely see it on my card but I outlined the sentiment oval and the striped paper square.
It just so happens that Krafin Kimmie Stamps was having an Anything Goes Challenge this week and I used this cute KK Stamp ( I couldn't find her in the KK store so I don't know the name). I was in the mood to practice my coloring so I inked her up. I used KK Sketch Challenge 202 for the sketch and some cute MME Hootenanny paper. I think it would have come out much better if I chose a dark color card stock for matting, oh well. :)
Gotta make this a short post. See you soon. Kim

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.-Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment 94-any-sentiment
7 Kids College Fund Challenge -Anything Goes

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Red and Brown Challenges

Hi Blog Friends,  Today I'm sharing a card I made with several challenges in mind. First is Merry Monday #83-Stripes, Brown, Red and Hearts or stars. Continuing on with making Christmas cards, I like this Challenge site to jump start my ideas.
 I'm sure the idea of this site is to use those colors to do more stamping but I used the colors in my paper. It took me a while to incorporate all the elements in a way that was pleasing to me. This week's Mojo Monday Sketch 319 helped!

Just US Girls 215 is also having a Color Challenge -Brown, Red, Kraft and White, which this card fits. My kraft color is in the wood veneer stars. I just love them. The paper is MME Lost and Found Christmas. The Joy stamp is Hero Arts and the Bling is Recollections.
Have you been making Holiday cards? Kim

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MFT 149- Not so much

Hi Friends, so OK, my attempt at the MFT sketch this week didn't go so well. But, at least I'll have another card for my Xmas card stash. I actually like it, it just looks nothing like the sketch. I really tried to make the curvy element by hand because I don't have that die but it didn't look good (to this perfectionist!).
I LOVE this Basic Grey paper and I love the MFT stamp. The gingerbread man is a Recollections stamp from Michael's from a few years ago, heat embossed in white.
Thanks all for now, peeps! Hugs, Kim

MFT Sketch 149
Make it Monday 166 -Anything goes
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Traditional Christmas
Penny Black November-Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge -Christmas

Sunday, November 10, 2013

FLLCNOV13 Grab a Cup!

Howdy Bloggers, Today I'm entering the Flourishes Release Challenge for November. It's called Grab a Cup so you must be inspired my the photo inspiration below. I looked thru my Flourishes stamp and was thrilled to find that I owned a stamp set with a cup on it. I believe the set is called I love snow days.
So how gorgeous is this color palette of Teal/Blue and Brown? I just love it! I HAD to add a touch of red because these kinds of sleds ALWAYS have red paint on them!
I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. Sure wish I could link this card up over there but if you want to win the release , you must only link your post to Flourishes.

Flourishes FLLCNOV13 Grab a Cup

So good luck if you enter the challenge! I had so much fun creating this card! Kim

Paper-Text paper-MME, Teal paper-K&Co, Cardstock Bazzill and PTI
Stamps-Flourishes I love snow days
Inks/Coloring medium Momento T.B., Copics, PTI Vintage cream
Embellies Micheals ribbon, Joannes sequins, SC wood veneer heart, sewing machine, hot glue

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Merry Monday & TPE

I pulled out a Recollection's (Michaels) Christmas stamp set to play in a few challenges this week. This adorable elf has never seen ink so I set out to color him (or her?) in an aqua outfit so I could play in the "Merry Monday" Challenge 82 to use Aqua, Red and White with circles. The sketch I used is from The Pink Elephant Challenge 224 this week, a sketch this time. I used some MME stripe paper with PTI cardstock. I added some MFT snowflakes, embossed the white with a Spots and Dots embossing folder, added a Hero Arts sentiment and a few sequins for sparkle.
Thanks for visiting. Kim
Merry-Monday-Christmas-Card-Club 82 
The Pink Elephant 224 -Sketch
Crafty Little Fairies -Christmas in November
Little Miss Muffet -Seeing Spots-I used embossed spots

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Hey Bloggers and Kraftin Kimmie Fans, how are you today? Halloween's over and you know what that means for we card makers. Time to make Christmas Cards! If you do so, that is. I think last year I sent out some handmade AND some store bought.
This little cutie has been hanging around waiting for the right challenge. This week's KK Challenge is "pick a holiday" so I pick Christmas! This cute Cheryl Alger stamp set was released last fall when I was a guest designer. I used last year's MME paper pad and matching button pack. The two-tone twine is also MME. The tiny tag is PTI stamped with a KK sentiment. I added Flower Soft but it was my first time using it and I don't think I used enough. (?)

Here's a close up! Gotta run. Have a good week!

Kraftin Kimmie #203 -Pick a Holiday
Sassy Cheryl - Anything Goes with a Cheryl image (mine is a KK stamp)
Fantastic Tuesday Anything w/fibers
Loves Rubber Stamps Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Hi Friends, I've been accumulating quite a bit of My Favorite Things stamps and dies over time but have rarely played in the Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I think it will be easier for me now that we can link up on the MFT blog instead of Splitcoast Stampers.  I'd thought I'd try to start playing weekly (I Hope).
This little Pure Innocence cutie is from the Bear Hugs stamps set. I dressed her in some cute paper pieced prints from the My Mind's Eye paper pack. I mounted her on some SB die cuts and following the sketch, kept it mostly clean and simple. I used the smallest die of the same set for the sentiment with some hand-cut banner pieces. Easy Peasy! Did you guys know I was a micro-surgeon? That's what I always call myself when I cut out a ridiculously tiny piece of paper like the one on her sleeve by the bear's head. LOL!!!
See you again soon!
MFTWSC148 -Sketch
TSG232 - Pattern Power (Stripes and Dots)
Penny Black - Anything Goes

Saturday, November 2, 2013

FTTC244-Add Plaid

Hi Friends, It's been a while since I've posted ( I've been making Christmas cards) but I'm back with a card I started for Flourishes previous weekly challenge but put it aside. So this week I changed my plan for the colored image so it would fit the "Plaid or Houndstooth" this week. I also used this week's Deconstructed Sketch 125 which is turned on it's side.

I started with a base of PTI card stock and cut mats to match the sketch with Echo Park Fall Recollections paper. I used a few SB dies to cut the Flourishes "A Season of Thanks" stamp set focal image which was colored with Copics. The substituted the banner item from the sketch with a horizontal seam binding ribbon and bow and added a WOC Cherry Blossom Flower, some recollections leaves, and May Arts Twine. A few gems finish it off. Links to challenges below. See you soon! Kim

 FTTC244 -Plaid or Houndstooth
Deconstructed Sketch -Sketch
Wags and Whiskers -Fall Colors