Saturday, November 18, 2017

Inspired by all the little things 73



Hi There, what a beautiful inspiration we have for you this week! Inspired by all the little things #73

I started out with a piece of Bristol paper and some sugary Zig markers. I stamped Wplus9 "Holiday Houses" in Versafine Black ink and colored the houses with similar colors to the photo, spreading and diluting the markers with water to get a pastel look. I did the same with the sentiment from the Wplus9 "Be Merry" stamps and dies. 

After attaching a nest of gold thread and adhering the background to a card base, I called it done. 

Susan Opel is our guest this week, Come join us this week, you can't resist those colors, can you?
Kim






Saturday, November 11, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #72





Hi-di Ho, Friends. It's time for Inspired by all the little Things #72. I chose to make a mostly white card with some sliver accents. 

I used Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree stamp set and dies for this card. I silver embossed the trees, die cut them and layered them in an oval. I also embossed the deer and layered him over a Lawn Fawn Stitched hillside snow bank. The background is a Cuttlebug snowflake dry embossed panel. Finally I wrapped some silver cord and a jingle bell around it and it was done! 
Anne Marie Hile is our quest this week. Come by and visit and play along too!
Kim

Other links below

Simon says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Snow White

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Case this Sketch 246


Hey Friends, I stopping in real quick to blog these birthday cards I made for a few guys in my life! One I had to put in the mail this morning and of course it took way longer to make than I had imagined!

 I took out this adorable Newton's Nook Cocktail Mix stamp and heat embossed in clear powder on water color paper. Then I brushed and blotted on some Distress ink with water following the Case this Sketch 246 sketch. Leigh did a good job designing this one!

The Cheers die comes with the coordinating dies for the cocktail glasses. I cut it with a matte gold CS and one layer of white CS underneath. I splatter gold paint all over. 
Ta ta!

Links to other challenges below:


I made a second one with a teal card stock background.


Inkspirational Challenges Word Prompt-Trend (my trend in water color which I believe is still a trend in card making)
Jo's Scrapshack 213 Anything Goes
Crafting with an attitude Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday Kraft card base or Anything Goes (my birthday sentiment is on the inside!)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Inspired by all the little things 71


Hey there, Friends! Welcome to Inspired by all the little things #71. Yup, we're in Christmas mode. Have you started making Christmas cards? I have but I'm wayyyyyyy behind. 

For this week's card I used my new Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams stamp set and dies. I colored them with Copics and tried to keep a limited amount of colors to match the black, grey, red and white color scheme. I colored up all the pieces and laid them on a simple background of patterned paper to resemble a living room. 

This week's guest is Colleen Foelker. Come join us, I know you have holiday cards to make! :)
Kim

Links to other challenges below


As you like it -Christmas or Non-Christmas and Why (I make more Xmas cards than any other kind so that why I choose Christmas)
Crafting by Designs. November Anything Goes



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Inspired by all the little things 70




Hey there Friends, Are the leaves falling where you live? They are here and it's so pretty. This week's Inspired by all the little things has a cozy fall palette for you. 
For my card I went with a new Lawn Fawn Pumpkin Latte stamp colored with Copics. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and used some cute fall themed paper. 
Our guest this week is Kelly Lunceford! Come on by and see the design teams cards and play along
Kim

Links to other challenges below

Simon Says Stamp  Wed. Challenge Anything Goes

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Inspired by all the little things 69


Hi Friends! it's another week at Inspired by all the little Things. It's number 68 this week and we have a fun fall inspiration photo for you! 

I chose to be inspired by the quilt and the fall colors. So much so, that I stitched my quilt squares together with machine stitching. :) I used to sew on all my cards but don't anymore. 

I pulled out a SSS tag die and stamped a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs, Sewn with Love with brown ink. I added a pair of wood veneer scissors and some brown bakers twine. 

Our guest this week is Meredith MacRitchie . Come by and see the wonderful cards the design team gals and our guest have made. And join us too!
Kim 




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things #68


Hey Friends, We have another pretty inspiration photo for you this week at Inspired by all the little Things! I love the blue of the dress and the pretty floral bouquet. 

I started my card by inking up WPlus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 and die cutting them. The white embossed sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Floral Bliss set. I searched my 6x6 pads for a dusty blue to match the dress. This was as close as I could get, The grey wood grain is from the same pad. I die cut a scalloped border with Lawn Fawn dies. A gem brad from my stash anchors the natural twine bow. 

I was happy to give this card to my daughter this past weekend to give to her friends for their wedding!

Our Guest this week is Sandy Mathis, please come join us this week, won't you?
Kim


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things #67


Hey there Friends, It's time for Inspired by all the little Things 67.  We have a beautiful fall tablescape that you can interpret any way you wish! 

I used some patterned paper with some of the colors from the photo, and also embossed some Lawn Fawn pumpkins in white on kraft card stock. I die cut some MFT leaf dies and a circle as well. My sentiment is Lawn Fawn too, stamp with brown ink. Some pink twine tied in a bow finished it off. 

Bonnie Klass is our guest this week. Stop by the blog and see what our Bonnie and the design team have made.
Thanks for visiting! 
Kim

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things #66


Hi Friends, Welcome to Inspired by all the little Things #66! Isn't that flower beautiful in the inspiration photo? 
I was inspired by the shape of the flower. The shape of my flowers from the Wplus9 Beautiful Bouquet-Mums set is similar but that's were the similarity ends. I went with a different pink tone using zig brush markers to color my image. I made this several weeks ago and thus the bright almost summer colors. 
After heat embossing in white and coloring, I die cut the focal piece with the SSS Scalloped Border die. I then layered it over the polka dot paper and stamped the sentiment with SSS Thoughtful Messages. Sequins from a variety of manufacturers finish it off. 
Anita in France is our guest this week, Stop on by and check out the inspiration! We'd love it if you added a card to the gallery. :)
Kim

links to other challenges below

Seize the Birthday Challenge Option:Anything Goes



Friday, September 29, 2017

Merry Monday 258


Hey Friends, I broke out my Prisma Pencils and colored up these cute critters from Avery Elle (Snow much fun). We are to use a penguin on our card for Merry Monday 258. I put together a simple mail-able card to start my stash of Holiday cards. I'm way behind!!
I hand drew the little snow banks and snow flakes, cut the panel out with Avery Elle borders dies and popped it up on foam tape. The background paper is from 6x6 Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa, set on a card base of PTI Aqua Mist Card Stock. 
Gotta cut this short and I'm hoping I didn't miss the link-up deadline!
See you soon!
Kim


Christmas Card Challenge -Option Anything Goes

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things #65


Hi Friends, We've got challenge #65 for you this week at Inspired by all the little Things. The mushrooms and the forest inspired me to use my SSS Birch tree diecut and Lawn Fawn's Gleeful Gardens stamps and dies. This card was fun!

I diecut the background and sponged on distress ink in an ombre style, then splashed with water. I colored by images with Copics and adhered to the bottom, except for the cute bird. I stamped a sentiment from the set and tied on some Lawn Fawn natural and gold bakers twine.

Amanda Bodine is our guest.
Come join the team this week, won't you?
Kim

PS: My Mom came up for a visit in late august and has been in the hospital ever since. I've been absent from blogging except for these weekly posts. I hope to get back to some more card making soon.

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge-Pop it up My background has foam tape to lift it from the card base.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things #64


Hi Friends, Welcome to #64 of Inspired by all the little Things. I was a little bit challenged by the inspiration photo so I went pretty literal. I love the colors tho! I broke out my Lawn Fawn Jar stamps and dies to create the jars. I added copper embossing powder to look like the photo. 
For the flowers I used Wplus9 stamps and dies, called Southern Summer Florals 2 for the flowers stamped with Momento Pear Tart. The background was ink-smooshed with Peacock Feathers distress ink. The sentiments are from SSS. 

Our guest this week is Shannon Jaramillo. Being on this design team allows me to meet crafters I would not have known and I love that!
Come on over to the blog and see what else we're sharing this week!
Kim






Saturday, September 9, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things #63


Hey Friends, We're baaaacck! Back from summer break and ready to share some inspiration with you. For #63 at Inspired by all the little things we have a pretty coral and mint photo. 

I choose to pull out a Penny Black Floral set and stamped it with Hero Arts Cantelope and Mint ink. I stamped  the Simon Says Stamp sentiment (Thoughtful Messages) in Desert Sand. 

Using Pebble's DIY Home patterned paper I put the card together and added gold enamel dots. 
This week's guest is Bev Kastman Buenker. Hop on over to the blog and see what pretty inspiration Bev and the team have to share! 






Thursday, August 17, 2017

Aloha


Hi Friends, How are you? I have a card today that is for several challenges. I'm not done making summer cards yet and I'm not done with summer! I love it and don't want it to end. 
Although I didn't use a Hibiscus flower on the my card, I have the colors from the inspiration and the overall tropical feel going on. My pineapple is Avery Elle colored with zigs. The sentiment is also Avery Elle, a word die cut with gold foil paper layered on top of 3 white die cut words for dimension. 
The colors in the Color Throwdown were also used. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Kim


Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Add a sentiment
Color Throwdown 456 -Color Challenge
Curtain Call Challenge-Hibiscus



Monday, July 24, 2017

Curtain Call and others


Hey Friends, I'm playing in some challenges today. When I saw the Curtain Call Challenge  Surf's Up inspiration photo I immediately thought of this Avery Elle Hello Chum stamp set because it had a surf board. I had two of these sharks colored up on my desk waiting to be used on a card. 

So I colored a surf board to match. Not knowing what I was going to do with the shark and surf board, I looked and found Case this Sketch 231

Following Jennifer Mcguire's tutorial, I inked up a square block with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, sprayed it with water, put in face down on a piece of water color paper and set something heavy on it for a while. The result was this great inked square which was the base of my focal point.

 I stamped the fishing rod and fish hook strategically on the square, and adhered my shark and surf board. A sentiment and waves stamp from the same set finished it off.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Kim

Sunday Stamps Salute to Summer (color challenge)




Sunday, July 16, 2017

SSS Wed. Challenge


Hi Friends, I'm playing for the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge-Use plaid and Freshly Made Sketches, but I changed the square to a rectangle.

This week's sponsor at Simon Says Stamp is Lawn Fawn so I used this "Shellfish" stamp set and LF Plaid paper as well.

I'm also entering this card in LawnFawnatics #8 -Summertime Fun

If you have any questions about products used, please leave a comment. 
Gotta Run!
Kim




Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Challenge 91


Hey Friends, Just a quick post to share a card I made with some Simon Says Stamp products.

 I used the July 2017 card kit for the paper. These Echo Park papers are fabulous. I sacrificed heavily to use this cute cool treats paper because on the back is the most beautiful aqua/mint stripe! I only have one piece! Boohoo. 

I wanted to pair this paper with another SSS stamp, Ice Cream Dream to match. I quickly colored them and added glossy accents. 

I have to make 4 birthday cards for some local card club friends and this "the challenge" sketch helped me make quick work for this card. 

I hope to be back soon with a few more cards I made. Enjoy Summer!
Kim






Other challenges-Crafty Catz Anything with optional twist Ice cream
4 Crafty Chicks-Summer Celebration, my card is summer birthday
Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes option, birthday sentiment is on the inside.


Supplies-Simon-Says-Stamp-Card-Kit-of-The-Month-JULY-2017-HELLO-SUMMER
Stamp-SSS Ice cream dream Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-ICE-CREAM-DREAM
Copics, Glossy Accents

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Water you up to?


Hey Friends, I was playing with my new Simon Says Stamp July card kit today. 

The bikini die is so cute! I cut my bikini out of Copic-friendly paper and colored it like a water melon.

 The coat of glossy accents I put on it changed the color a bit. Before that the colors matched the patterned paper much better. I cut the banner shape with an Avery Elle die set, set some white eyelets and strung it with baker's twine. I can't wait to make some more cards with this kit. 

It is raining here yet again! Hope to have some sun shine soon! (but I won't be wearing a bikini :o)
Kim

Always Fun Challenges -Fun at the beach




Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things 62


Hi Friends, Since it's full on summer now, I chose to use a beach umbrella for my card instead of a rain umbrella! Also these ladies are doing what I want to do, hang out at the beach and get some sun! 

You can interpret the Inspired by all the little things inspiration any way you would like! 

I used a wood mounted Art Impressions "Lets be fabulous" stamp for this. I received it as a grab bag gift from my LCC. I don't know what kind of paper I stamped it on but it wouldn't blend very well. I made the best of it. I cut it out and set it on a prepared panel. I just got the new MFT cloud stencil and used it for my sky, then sponged on distress ink for sand. The sentiment comes from a Art Impressions/Hampton arts set from Michaels. 

Our guest this week is Amy Kolling. Please come on by the blog and join us too!
P.S. We're taking July and August off so we'll see you the first Saturday in September!
Hugs, Kim

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #61



Hey there, Welcome to Inspired by all the little things 61! Summer's coming and I sometimes see violets around the neighborhood if I'm lucky! They are so delicate and pretty. 

I was a little stumped on this week's inspiration and I didn't have any window stamps or dies so I had to dig up something older. This stamp is retired Flourishes colored with Copic Markers. See that dark shadow? And by shadow I mean blob which came out of my marker! I don't mind it and didn't want to start over. Sigh... 

I used my WPlus9 Sunshine Layers Dies to cut out the scalloped panel and the white inner panel, added a sentiment and some enamel dots. 

Our guest this week is Sue Berkley! Come by and see the design team cards and joins us, won't you?

Kim


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #60




Hey Friends, Welcome to Challenge 60 at Inspired by all the little things! I pulled out my new SSS June card kit and inked up the flower cluster with the new Barely Beige ink and then heat embossed clear EP over top. I water colored it with Distress Inks and when dry, I added some colored pencil highlights in certain areas. 

Using MFT alpha dies I cut the Mr. and Mrs. into the panel.  In my first attempt, I filled the apha's in with 3 layers of white card stock to mimic the inspiration but didn't like it so card 2 is a shaker instead. I added some sparkling clear, and iridescent sequins and some twine to finish it. 

This week our guest is Jen Willis. Come on by. We'd love to show you the design teams' cards. 
AND we hope you join us. 
Kim