Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nicole's Graduation card

Hi there! I've been kinda MIA. I haven't been feeling well and have been having tests. I'll be fine, tho.
My cousin Nicole is having her belated grad party/birthday party tomorrow night. I needed to make her a card so I picked up this cute Mo's Digital Pencil image and colored her in Nicole's school colors.

How in the H.E. double hockey sticks do you color THIS hair? I was at a loss but didn't feel like looking up a tutorial so I winged it!! I wish it came out a little better but I'm sure Nicole won't be scrutinizing the coloring. Over all it's a cute card, IRL.
The sentiment is from a Flourishes Grad Stamp set. Since I used "unlock your future" I HAD to add a little key, right? Can you see it? Don't know the paper manufacturer but it's from Mike's or Joanne's.

The rest is pretty self-explanatory. :) I still haven't figured out how to add my new watermark I bought from Karen Giron. I use Picasa right now for photo-editing but have downloaded GIMP but can't figure it out yet.
This card only fits a couple challenges that are out this week.
Have a great day, peeps!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Hi all, Today I'm here with a card made with my sweet daughter's hand-drawn cake image! So cute! I asked her to draw me some and she drew 3 different ones. I had yet to use them on a card but decided to make one for her upcoming 3rd Wedding Anniversary!! I had to decrease the size to 80% so I copied her original art, made it smaller, then printed it out on a couple of pieces of MME designer paper.
I added stickles, which didn't photograph well and made a little bit of the ink run, which I covered up with the cute little punched flower!
I used this weeks sketch challenge over at The Sweet Stop. I didn't add one panel and changed the oval to a square to aaccommodate the cake image. A nice embossing folder was used on the background and a bow , twine and tiny tag finished it off. Yes, I know the text is upside down!!! Darn it!!!
Thanks for visiting today! Kim

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Raspberry Love Card

Hi everybody! Today I'm playing in the Flourishes timeless-tuesday-180 challenge. This week's challenge is to case a card made by one of the fabulous designers that are featured in the Flourishes Photo Gallery. I chose  Leslie Miller's card. I chose this because I just adore how she used the Fancy Tag die for her sentiment and because of the super sweet raspberries stamp which I just purchased.
Boy, my fingers were hurting from cutting out 2 sets of these raspberries with a craft knife! It was worth it tho because they look pretty on my card. Of course I colored them with Copics and dug thru my paper to find suitable paper to match! I believe it's some older MME but I could be wrong.
I'll probably use this card for my In-Laws anniversary in Sept. Even when playing in challenges with a specific theme, I always choose something that can be used for an upcoming occasion, if possible.

Here another shot of the card. Have a great day!