Sunday, December 25, 2011

 Hi Everyone! Merry Everything!, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwansa, whatever!  It's the 4th week of my being  guest designer for Christmas Card Challenges. When this posts it will be Christmas Day!
This week challenge is a sketch challenge. I used it to make a money or gift card holder. The shape of the sketch lent itself well to a #10 envelope size. I turned the sketch on it's side.

The cute snowman clipboard sticker is from the Jovial Collection from Basic Grey. I layered it over a border sticker from the same collection. I used the snowflake embossing folder on the teal paper and inked it with Antique Linen Distress Ink. This was super simple, just right for a last minute project just before gift giving time.
Thanks for visiting, I'll see you next year!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Card Challenges #3

Hi Crafty Friends,
This week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenge is Non-Traditional Colors. Well, I started out non-traditional when I colored this cute Kraftin Kimmie Stamp. I was going to focus on the blues and pinks.
Well, during the creative process, picking out papers to match, I forgot what the theme was! Opps.

Oh well, it still came out cute! I'm so excited to mail this to my youngest daughter because her and her boyfriend just bought a snowmobile. I made this with them in mind.
I'll bet you all are super busy right now. I know I am!
See you next week! And Merry Christmas too.
christmas card challenges-Week3-Non-Traditional Colors

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Card Challenges #2


Hi all, We in the thick of the holiday season now, I'm a little behind but I plan to catch up tomorrow somewhat, how about you? I enjoyed making this card for week 2 of my guest design stint at Christmas Card Challenges. The challenge is "add doodling". I hadn't cut into my newest My Mind's Eye paper so that was fun. I inked up my Recollections Santa stamp and colored with Copics. I added some lace, seam binding and a Wild Orchid crafts cherry blossom. The sentiment is on the inside. And lastly, I added some dots on the scalloped oval with a gold pen. That's my doodling!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Hi Friends,

Here is my 1st of 4 Guest Design Team cards for Christmas Card Challenges Blog. I'm super excited to be chosen for the month of December!
But, WOW, was I challenged when I read what the first week's challenge would be!! A "One Layer" card!
Eeeekkk! How do I do that? I love alot of layers on a card and have never made a one layer card, ever!
Soooo I thought about it, picked myself up, dusted myself off and gave it a shot. And it's not that bad, I actually kind of like it.

It helped to have some nice thick Papertrey Ink cardstock so it would not be flimsy. You have to be careful with certain punches though because sometimes they don't want to punch thru thick cardstock! My M.S. Deco punch survived.
I used 2 Recollections (Michaels) cling stamps (name of set unknown) with some gold and silver embossing power. The white ribbon has some pretty gold and silver snowflakes to match the embossing powder.
I added a few jingle bells, some gold twine and a row of pearls and called it done!
Thanks for looking, friends. Come back next week!
Kim :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Newest Mini Album

Hi Friends,

I wanted to share my latest mini album with you. This ought to be interesting, this is the first time I'm embedding a link to you tube on my blog so wish me luck!
I made this mini album with Laurel's from Little Piece of my Heart tutorial on you tube.

 She has a cute and super fast little page tutorial that makes a mini album apppear in no time flat.

Hope you like it!