Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Year w/Vellum

 Hi Friends, No, I haven't fallen of the Earth, I'm still here, just on vacation from work! And enjoying a relaxing extended holiday. Now that the craziness of Christmas has passed, I had some time to get inky today for a while. I made 3 of these cards today and had great fun with this Flourishes stamp set  Moments in Time.

The Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 251  is still open and we are challenged to use vellum. I stamped the clock faces on PTI White card stock then stitched on a piece of vellum. But before closing it up I added some silver, gold and white sequins underneath. IRL you can see the sequins under the vellum much better.
The champagne glass were cut with my cricut using silver and gold Recollections matte card stock, as well as the SB embossed banner diecut. Some twine and gems finish it off.
I used Mojo Monday Sketch 325.
Avenue 613 Black/White and another color.
Just us Girls New Years
yumifumihandmadecrafts monthly-challenge white and gold
Cut it Up Challenge New Years with die cut
The Pink Elephant 231 Anything Goes

 On the 2 cards in back on this picture, I change the sentiment to a Hero Arts sentiment from a Christmas set.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Hi Blog Friends, Merry Christmas! Thank you all for visiting my blog all year long. It is very much appreciated. I have enjoyed all your inspiration and lovely eye candy as well. Have a great peaceful day with your family and friends!
Hugs, Kim

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mittens for Merry Monday

Hey Friends. it's a snowy Sunday in New England! Kinda pretty but Brrrrrr***Cold****. The cute kittens are warm, though. I'm playing in the Merry Monday Challenge and the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge with this. I colored this "Phindy's Place" digital image with Copics then cut it out with some SB circle dies. I added a matted and dry embossed card stock panel to the card base. The DP is Fancy Pants. The "peace" sentiment is Hero Arts, the Twinery baker's twine, and a SU button.
Got lots for housework drugery to do today so I'll keep this short! :)  Links below.
Merry Monday Mittens
Mojo Monday Sketch
CMC Challenge Holiday or winter


Friday, December 13, 2013

Downhill from here

Hi Friends, while I'm busy creating more Christmas cards, I'll post this one I made a while back for my sister's birthday. She's a skier and this is a funny sentiment for a birthday! It's from Flourishes, Snow Day.
I found some older brightly colored paper in my stash, could be MME. I added some D'vine swirls embossing to the background, some MFT diecut snowflakes, a SB diecut heart and some gems.

I'm looking forward to some crafty time this weekend since we are getting a snowstorm tomorrow. I will submit this to the following challenges.
Crafty Catz  Anything Goes
Left of Center Challenge Winter of Holiday
Stamping for the weekend Use some Red
Annabelle Stamps Color Challenge
Moving along with the Times Winter
Shelly's Images Welcome Winter
7 kids challenge 88-anything-goes
Party Time Tuesday Winter

Thanks for visiting! Kim

Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter Gift Tag

Hey there Friends, TGIF! I see a lot of card makers making tags lately so I thought I'd join some tag challenges this week. It also gives me the chance to use one of my very favorite stamps from Flourishes, Snow Days. I love these Ice Skates. I also love to ice skate but haven't done so for several years. I think I'll dust mine off and go!
Keeping "The Pink Elephant" challenge in mind, I made my tag winter themed. Then I used "The Shabby Tea Room" inspiration photo for some of the colors and "Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge" for the stitching. Links below.
I used several Spellbinder Dies on this. A label 18 die was used to mat the small circle die cut up by the hole. A Lacey Circle and a  sponged and stamped banner die cut was used as well. The sentiment is Hero Arts.
I used my Cricut to cut the 3 layers of the tag base. (Tags, Bags, Boxes and More)
Ribbon, silver twine, a bell and lace was used to pretty it up!

Flourishes Timeless-Tuesday-249 -Stitch-it-Up
The Pink Elephant -Winter
The Shabby Tea Room -Photo Inspiration and a Tag
Aud Sentiments -Tags
Inky Impressions -Winter/Snow
Crafty Sentiments -Tag along
Loves Rubber Stamps -Anything Goes (GDT)
Top Tip Tuesday 115-Use-kraft-card My tag base is Kraft Paper

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chalkboard Techique Merry Monday and others

Hi Friends, Oh, did I have fun making this! I followed Merry Monday's Challenge 86 to make a chalkboard card. This is my second time trying the chalkboard technique. The first time I tried I followed a tutorial that suggested to stamp the image twice, one a little offset from the other. I didn't care for the results so this time I stamped it one with embossing powder of course. Then rubbed a little chalk ink on the black paper.

I followed Mojo Monday 322 for the sketch, substituting the rectangle for a SB Labels 18 shape. Using Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas ( I think) I had to add some Santa paper to follow the Naughty or Nice sentiment. This is a very old stamp set, which I search for online but couldn't find. It's one of those inexpensive ones you get at Michaels. The flourish stamps I added are Waltzingmouse. And, OH, this ribbon, is such a pleasure to tie!!!! It's from the Verve online store. So pretty and vibrant! The holly punch is MS. Other challenge links below.

Some other challenges I'm playing in are:
Papertake Weekly -Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge -Christmas Sentiment
Lexi's Creations -Christmas

Thanks for visiting! Kim

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Hi Peeps, Just sneaking in under the wire with this card for the MFTWSC152. I almost didn't post this because it's not my best work and I'm intimidated by all the amazing talent that plays in this weekly challenge but "what the heck", I'll just go for it! After all, I spent a lot of time (ie: spinning my wheels! LOL) designing it.
At least I got to practice sponging ink and finding out that after using Stays On Black Ink for the trees, that I didn't have anything to clean my stamp with. (solvent?). now my stamp is black, oops! :)

So, I used some K&Co. 4x6 paper, a SU punch, twine, gems and MFT dies and stamps.
The elements of the sketch are in there, trust me! Just a different take. Other links below.

Hope you are having a good week! Kim

Get Inky Challenge - Onward and Upwards -Clouds

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Happy Sunday, Friends. I hope your are having a good extended holiday weekend. I sure am. Monday's coming, ugh. I had fun making this card and breaking into my new Fancy Pants paper. I combined a few challenges. I was hoping to play in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday's challenge, Score it, Pierce it, Color it. My die cut (Spellbinders Opulent Ovals) has piercing and scoring. I used the Paper Whites stamp set by Flourishes.
The sketch is Mojo Monday, modified a bit but still recognizable. The Curtain Call's challenge is Christmas Countdown so I have some numbers on one of my papers. I got my bell at Michael's last year, the twine is May Arts.
Thanks for stopping by! Kim :)

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 248 - Score it, Pierce it, Color it
Curtain Call -Christmas Countdown -I used numbered paper
Mojo Monday 321 -Sketch
My Sheri Crafts -Funky Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks -Christmas

DS128 and Catered Crop

Hi there, I wanted to play in the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge because Verve prizes can be won! And I'm always challenged by Jen's sketches. Besides the PTI card stock, I used October Afternoon paper. The cute chipboard button with the cute duckies is also OA. A Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Spots and Dots, was used as well as a few Brads and some twine. The sentiment is MFT.

Thanks for visiting today.

The Deconstructed Sketch 128
Catered Crop -Animal House- Add a critter of some kind
2 Sisters Challenge -Anything Goes