Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pulling out the G45 for Brother Bill

Hi all, I never believed myself to be a hoarder but I guess I have been with this paper. It's just so special to me. See that Model A on the bottom right corner? My Dad had one exactly like it! I had to come up with a card that would showcase some of these fabulous vehicles. Not too hard, just went with a square and only covered it as little as possible! My brother is going to love this because the car was special to him too!
So, like I said, Graphic 45 paper, a spellbinder die, some nice PTI "enchanted Evening" ribbon and cardstock, a verve sentiment and some cute buttons! That's it. Oh, and of course TH Antique Linen distress ink.
The card will be submitted to the following challenges:

Have a good day! And Happy Birthday Bill!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Mom L.'s Birthday

Hi all. I made this cute card for my Mother-in-Law's birthday next week! She loves all things Asian inspired so I had to pick-up this cute Kraftin Kimmie stamp. They are really fun to color! I had to quickly photograph this before work today and only took one shot. I wish you could see the detail in the lantern. It had 2 paper pieced layers with some cute SEI Couture paper. Then I added some stickles to certain parts of the print and it is adorable! I used this week's colors from the ColourQ Challenge, just squeakin in under the wire of the deadline, I hope. And the sketch is from Kraftin Kimme.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Hey everybody! I'm coming to you today with a card or 2 that I made with 2 challenges in mind. I chose to use the colors in this week "The Color Throwdown" which I think are so cheerful and pretty! They were sage green, pink, orange and dark pink. I think those are Stampin up colors which I don't have. I found those colors in the Echo Park Victoria pad.

I used a Waltzingmouse Stamp that coordinates with a Spellbinder die, forgot which number. Then I added a rub on from MSE, some recollections bling and an Imaganise flower from ions ago.

For the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge, the rules are to choose a letter of the alphabet, such as B, for bow,button,etc. I chose "S" for sympathy, stitching and sentiment. I made the sympathy card below first. Then knowing I'd be needing an anniversary card in a few days, I decided to copy the first one while all the materials were out on the desk.
Thanks for visiting today!
Kim :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

MOABH Aim for the clouds

Hello, Stampers!
Welcome to the 3rd annual Mother of All Blog Hops sponsored by There She Goes Clears Stamps! Over the next two days, we (customers and trendsetters!) will be featuring some of our favorite There She Goes Clear Stamp sets! Not only that, we’re going to give YOU a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
To find out how, please go to the There She Goes’ blog and read the simple instructions.
Hello fellow bloggers,
For today's card I used There She Goes stamp set "Aim for the Clouds".  This set is very versatile and can be used for many occasions. I chose to make my Niece a graduation card and I think she will love it! Her favorite color is orange so I accented the paper with it. This is the last of this cute MME paper that I have left. It looks so cute with the hot air balloons!
I colored the main circle image and balloons with copics and popped it up on foam tape. I used stickles on the clouds and snow capped mountain tops. After meandering with the sewing machine around the edges, I adhered it to the mat and added a spellbinder tag sentiment with some bakers twine. I had a lot of fun participating in this fun Blog Hop. Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there and Happy Sunday to the rest of you!
Hugs, Kim
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day

Hi Blog Friends, This is one of the Mother's Day cards I need to make, more to come, God willing!
For this one I used a cute digi image from Phindy's Place. I just love this one and chose it for my Mom's card because of 2 things. This little girl doesn't have much hair, which is what I looked like way back when! Only peach fuss for the longest time. AND one time my Mom sent me and Dad to the shoe store to get some sensible shoes and I picked out red patent leather Mary Janes! My mom had a fit, lol, so I'm hoping this card will bring her a smile.

A close up! (above) and the reason this card fits the "Vintage" challenge at Phindy's Place (links below) is because of the seam binding. It's 41 years old!!!! See the price on the package? Twenty Five Cents!!! The date on the back was 1969. My M.I.L. gave it to me. I dyed it with some Glimmer Mist. I hope that counts for vintage.
Other challenges this fits are listed below.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Cara

Hi all, May is a crazy month for me for card making. So many birthday and holidays! This card is for my dear daughter who loves pirates and Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I bought this stamp with her in mind. This and a few others are my first Kraftin Kimmie stamps. They are soooo cute! I tried very hard to color this like the pros! I'm still trying to get the flicking motion for the hair that people use.
My daughter has the most beautiful shade of red hair and it's very long just like this adorable pirate girl!

I followed a few challenges while making this. The main challenge I used was the color throwdown 190. I also used City Crafter 170- Text and Tulle. You can't see it but I stamped a text stamp on the polka dot paper and tied the key on with tulle.
Here's my birthday girl with "Capt. Jack Sparrow" in Key West a few short weeks ago at Mallory Square.

Look at that red hair!
Hugs, Kim