Tuesday, May 28, 2013


 Hi Crafty Friends, I got a chance to visit my craft room yesterday. Physical Therapy for my ankle is really cutting into my free time but it's helping.
I needed an encouragement card for a friend who lost her job so I looked thru my stamp sets and found this
great There She Goes set, Buckets of Love. (I think that's the name) It had a great sentiment so I inked it up. TSG is having a "circles" challenge this week so found a way to incorporate some with a doily cut and some polka dots. 
I also used The Sweet Stop sketch for this week. 
I've been hoarding this paper pad from Simple Stories but it's high time I use it. I thought the recipient would really like it. 
Thanks for stopping by!

There She Goes 209-Circles
Lexi's-Focus on Sentiment
Catered Crop-Use Yellow in project
Sweet Stampin Challenge-Use Doily or Die

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Penny Black-Betsy Bluebell

Hi Bloggers! Today I'm sharing a card that I made for my "Card Club". I belong to a club with a bunch of lovely ladies in central Connecticut. Our LSS started it but they are closing up shop so we are continuing it on our own.
Last Sunday we had a challenge to use the colors shown here (an older ColourQ Challenge) and a sketch challenge, origin unknown. I chose to use this Betsy Bluebell set from Penny Black. I colored her up with copics to match the colors but I forgot to use copic quality paper so the blending is not the best. I added some clouds from a TSG set.
After trimming a 5.25" square card base to size I added a mat and some 1" strips of Echo park paper. I stitched around the perimeter and inside square, added a ribbon and twine bow, some dew drops and a sentiment. I plan to give this to my Physical Therapist who has been helping me heal my ankle.

Below is a photo of the cards the other ladies in the group made.

Thanks for visiting today! Kim :)

Penny Black Challenge-Anything Goes
ABC Challenge-N for not just one (embellies, use 3 or more) I used dew drops, ribbon, Twine,button

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown 148-Sail Away

Hi there Friends, Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown 148-Sail Away! My Grafico is sponsoring us this week and has given us some nautical images to use! So if you play with us this week, the theme is Nautical.
I had fun breaking out my new Fancy Pants paper pad. Also new is the navy blue brads I picked up at Joanne's. They are from the "Oh Boy" collection, Basic Grey. I just love anything Nautical. Always have, even tho it's a trend right now. Love me some Navy Blue! Maybe because I grew up in the Air Force.
I used the most recent Deconstructed Sketch #101.

Thanks for visiting today! Kim

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

TT146-My Mother, My friend

It's time for the Tuesday Throwdown 146, sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More. The theme is My Mother, My Friend so make a Mother's Day card and join us! I bet we Americans will all be making these this week if we haven't already. I chose this "Lily" image to use on my card.
I wanted to go out of my comfort zone and try a (semi) Clean and Simple card. Also it was time to try my new washi tape. I'm always slow to adapt to trends. Sometimes I don't know what to do with new products but I'm very happy with this. Hope my MIL likes it. :)

I printed the digital image on Copic X-press blend it paper, colored it with Copics and popped it up on foam tape. The polka dot paper is MME-Memorable. The washi tape is Queen & Co. The sentiment is Hero Arts. Cardstock is PTI. A few gems were added for sparkle. Sigh, if only all my cards could be done this fast! LOL. 

Other Challenges: 
Love to Create -Mom or special Lady
The Pink Elephant 198 Mother's Day
My Sheri Crafts Mother's Day
Eureka Stamps Mother's Day
Pink by Design Mother's Day
Amusing Challenge Mother's Day
Pile it On Mother's Day
Corrosive Challenge Mother's Day

Thanks for visiting and if you are a mother, Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Hi Friends, I had a chance to get krafty today. I played with the The Sweet Stop Sketch 209 and some 6x6 Webster's Pages papers. I also inked up a "new to me" MFT A la mode stamp set.
Isn't she cute with those cute boat shoes? My daughter will love it. She loves boating and nautical things. I'm lovin this "Twinery" bakers twine and I used Bridget's from Bridgets Paper Blessings tying technique. ( Thanks Bridget). I replaced the scalloped element with the twine. The sentiment stamps is MFT also.

The Sweet Stop-Sketch
Our Creative Corner -Anything Goes
Mad for Markers -Girly

Bye for now! Kim