Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Design Team Announcement!

Hi Friends, My dream came true! I was invited to join a wonderful design team called Inspired by All the Little Things Design Team. Oh my gosh! Am I ever thrilled! 

Each week we have weekly Inspiration photos for you to play along with and they are so pretty. 
This link will bring you to meet the rest of the team and you'll see our first challenge cards on Saturday April 2, 2016. 

Of course the talented Lesley Croghan, Tracey McNeeley, Karen Day and Jeanne Jachna will be there too, leading us all on. 

See you soon on Saturday!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter Peeps!

Hi my Friends, Happy Easter! I'm having 12 people at Easter! I've only made a few Easter cards. 

This is one using the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit. I used Mojo Monday 439 for the sketch. Except for the twine, everything else is from the kit.

I used my Xyron to adhere adhesive on the stamped peeps in order for the MS fine clear glitter to stick. I also got it in my eyes and think I may permanently give away my glitter! The Echo Park paper in this kit is adorable.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter this weekend.
Just Hanna Stamps Easter
If you give a crafter a cookie -Photo Inspiration
Pals Paper Arts -Color Challenge

Monday, March 21, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi Friends, I'm playing in the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Yes, I KNOW it's a Coffee Lovers Hop and I do LOVE coffee but Tea and Cocoa are allowed for the hop too! Have you seen the list of Sponsors! So many prizes to be won. Check it out and play along, won't you?

I water-colored the retired Flourishes image (Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, at Power Poppy) on Distress Water Color Card Stock with Distress Inks. I used Peacock Feather, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Tea Dye, Shabby Shutters and Moved Lawn.
I used a few different companies for the patterned paper and various brands of enamel dots. The twine is by Lawn Fawn. Look hard on the circle and you may see a tea bag image that goes with this stamp set, should have stamped it in a bolder color. 

Thank for visiting today!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Merry Monday 196, Guest Designing

Hi Friends, Today I'm guesting for Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge! Yippee!! One of my favorite challenges to play in. I won with my Tropical Card Here.

Today theme is Sue's Challenge. Make a Christmas Card with Black,White and Grey/Silver! Quite a challenge for me UNTIL I found this fabulous Bo Bunny grey Bokeh patterned paper in my stash! AND this sketch from "The Challenge 63".

The card is very straightforward. I stuck very close to the sketch. The DCWV 6x6 silver foil paper lent some pizzazz to this color scheme as well as some silver cording.
Thanks for visiting, Kim

Christmas Card Challenge -Anything Goes

Friday, March 11, 2016

Green Challenges

Hi Friends, I made this for the Curtain Call Challenge but missed it. Oh well, I also used the current Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 438. I used Pebbles DIY Home 6x6 paper pad that had these cool ombre papers in it. It looks more teal in the photo but it's pretty green IRL. I kept it simple because I have so many birthdays coming up.

I have many more birthday cards to make this month. I used sheer ribbon for the vertical mat on the sketch and a tag instead of a rectangle. The stamps are Winnie and Walter.

Some other challenges are:

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Bit O' Green (quite a bit)
Simply Create -Use green only
Crafty Ribbons -Monochrome with Ribbon (look hard, it's there) ;)

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lawnscaping 125

Hi Friends, Today's card is brought to you by the Lawnscaping Challenge-Splash of Color Challenge #125. We are to make a black and white card with a splash of color. I was stumped for a day or two, thinking about my Lawn Fawn stamps and trying to think of something different.

I was in my car repeating "splash of color?, splash of color?" when it hit me! A rainbow! And I had never inked up my LFt Chit Chat stamp so I combined that with the LF rainbow die and puffy cloud die. 
I heat embossed the sentiment and copic colored the cute birdies. I think this card could brighten anyone's day. 
Thanks for Visiting!

7KidsCollegeFund -Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges 310 Sentiment as Focal Point.
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge-121 Add Sparkle, I added wink of stella to the Rainbow but photo doesn't show it. 
Creative Moments -Sentiment on front
Tuesday Throwdown -Create a Scene

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hoppy Birthday

Hey Friends, I'm sharing my SIL's birthday card today. I made this a few weeks ago and have been saving it for this week. 

I purchased this adorable From the Heart digital stamp called Bird Brain Brew. I wanted something fun for a young man so I search and found this. Super cute! 

I colored with Copics and cut out with a LF square stitched die. The sentiment comes with the image and was perfect, just what I wanted. I then placed the patterned paper layers strategically and added some enamel dots. I finished with some glossy accented foam! 

Thanks for visiting!

Some challenges this fits are:

Artistic Inspirations 151 Anything Goes
Live Laugh Stamp -Critters and Creatures
Ooh-la-la-Creations Challenge 199 -Add a sentiment
Amusing Challenges -Birthday celebrations
Inkspirational Challenge -Geometric (My PP has hexagons)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Merry Monday 194, Tropical Christmas

Hi there! I've got a Tropical Christmas Card to show you today. It's the latest Merry Monday Challenge, #194. 
I pulled out my Newton's Nook Sea-sons Greetings stamp set. I hadn't used the boat image yet so this qualifies for NBUS #6 Challenge.

 The palm tree is from MFT. I used Mojo Monday Sketch 437 loosely, replacing the horizontal mat with a ribbon and a rectangle instead of a square. Basic Grey's Juniper Berry paper was used also and ribbon from Verve. Wink of stella was liberally added to everything!

This card was so fun to put together. If it weren't for the ridiculously tiny fussy cutting I would make a whole bunch! 

Thanks for visitng!

Inky Paws Challenge 29 -Color Challenge (see Graphic below)