Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Hi Friends, I'm back with a card to share now that Christmas is over and I can find my way to my craft room again! I wanted to make a New Year's card so I found this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp challenge 208 to help me get it done. Most of my supplies are Simon Says Stamp products or can be ordered from there. The Happy New Year sentiment is MFT, though.

I tried the Camouflaging Die Cut technique with a lot of trouble. I believe it's meant to be done with a word die instead of individual dies like my numbers here. The main problem I had was with the glue. I'm not good with liquid adhesive, it's so hard for me not get it all over everything,even with Matte medium adhesive. Also, the pressure from the Big Shot took some of the glitter off the glitter paper. In the Papertrey Ink video, distress ink was used. I thought it may work just as well using paper for the layering of the die cut but it didn't. BUT, I took a chance and learned so that's what's important! :)

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Gold and another color
Just Inspirational challenges New Year
Through the craft room door Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wed. ChallengeAnything goes

See you soon!

Paper- dark gray cardstock, silver matte paper and sequins are from the December Simon Says Stamp card kit. White paper-Recollections, Gold Glitter paper-DCWV.
Hello circle stamp is from Sending Happy Thoughts,SSS. Happy New Year from MFT. Other items-Star gem from stash, White embossing powder, CTMH black ink. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

SIMON Village die card

Hi Friends, man my blog has been quiet! I've been preparing for the holidays and just relaxing before the big day! For some reason I haven't felt like card making but I'm looking forward to my work shutdown. I'll be off for over a week and I'm hoping to get some crafting time in. Yippie!

This card is loosely based on Nicole McGuirk's card on YouTube that she made for Simon Says Stamp. I made mine a little more simple but what's similar is the Distress ink sponged houses and the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border die. She also sponged her background but I just used aqua paper and the SSS snow stencil and Texture paste.
The sentiment is Simon says stamp "Be Joyful"and is heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I forgot to use my embossing buddy before I embossed. (Don't look! hahaha)

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!
Hugs, Kim

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge  Anything Goes

Friday, December 12, 2014

KK FB Swap


Hi Friends, Today's card is made with my swap partner, Danielle of D's Crafty Connections,  in mind. Christene Riley organized a Christmas card swap on Facebook using Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. And we must mail it to our swap partner, how fun!!! I went to my KK stamp box and found that I had never inked this one up. Her name is Christmas Clara and I paired her with some cute Nutcracker Suite paper from Graphic 45.

The nutcracker paper is adorable and I'm thrilled to use it with sweet Clara.
The card is 5.5" square so I could have lots of real estate to properly showcase her big skirt and add a Prima Poinsettia.

As you can see below, I added some glossy accents to the cute nutcracker to make him stand out. I colored her with Copics and layered the card with several different papers from the collection. (I did add some shading around her feet after I photographed this.

It's been a while since I did a swap so this was fun! I mailed this on Dec. 4th and I am waiting for confirmation that she received it before I post this.  (OK, she received it.)

Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards #80 Christmas
Jingle Belles Rock Anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge Non traditional colors
7kidscollegefund Anything goes

Until next time!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

KKS Stocking Stuffer

Hi Friends, I made a little stocking stuffer gum package. I used Kraftin Kimmie Stamp set "Meow-y Christmas" colored with Copics to decorate a gum package. Ever since I received this adorable stamp during my guest spot with KK I have had this idea.

I didn't cover the gum wrapper, I measured it and made a new one by scoring a strip of card stock in 4 places. Then I placed a mat on it, added a MS tag doily and my colored image. To finish it and make it easy to pull the gum out, I punched 2 circles, glued them together at the top and stapled it at the bottom.
I have decided to answer the call for a month long guest designer spot for Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, wish me luck! I so enjoyed it last time, love the design team, they are so fun and I love the stamps too.

Links below.
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday  Will post on Kraftin Kimmie Krafty Friends Facebook Page too.
The Color Throwdown 322 Color Challenge
The Paper Girls Challenge  Small Gifts

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Hi Friends, So I was a bad girl on Black Friday! I bought myself lots of discounted crafty dies and stamps. :)
This card uses a bunch of them and also items from the Simon Says Stamp December card kit.  I'm playing with many challenges in mind.

First being Merry Monday 138, using the featured colors plus one of my choosing.  I used the SSS Holiday ornaments die for a negative cut and make a shaker.  The cute little ornament hanger is die cut from some silver paper (how am I not going to lose those little things?) that comes in the December kit and some of the sequins are from the kit. I added some doodlebug white sequins too. The 2 shades of blue paper are from the kit as well.

I used detail gold embossing powder on the Hero Arts JOY stamp. Another gift to myself that I have wanted FOREVER is the stitched rectangle dies. This is Lil Inkers. I wanted MFT but they were sold out and Lil Inkers is nice too.

Oh this card caused me such fits! I had to do things many times over to make it perfect for a special person. First I had trouble cutting the ornament in the rectangle straight, then I got glue on the acetate, then I burnt the paper when embossing, had to rip the top off because I didn't have enough sequins in it. It took about an hour and a half. The good news is I learned more about shaker card and how to do it right! Good grief, Charlie Brown.

Sorry about the wordy post! Challenges I'm playing in are:

Merry Monday 138 Silver, Gold, White and "your choice" I chose Blue
The Curtain Call Clearly Christmas ( I used clear acetate)
Mojo Monday 375 Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge Christmas/Holiday
Crafty Sentiments Christmas
52 C.C. Throwdown Pick your own challenge from previous challenges. I picked #18 from 6/13, Christmas Ornaments.
Paperplay Make you own embellies with diecuts. I made the shaker with dies, hope that counts.
Sweet Stamps 199 Sparkle
Monday Mood Board  Inspiration photo, gold and silver
AAA Cards  Blue Christmas! Clean and Simple only

OK, that's enough. :)

I love Elvis, by the way! LOL