Thursday, August 30, 2012

Just A Scrappin Design Team 1 "Stair Step" card.

Not sure why but my computer will not upload any of my pictures onto my blog. I did a really cute stair step card but you'll have to view it on Just A Scrappin blog. Computers can be so handy but when they don't work well....a whole lotta cusin' goes on...:-)
Have a sun shiny day!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Live Love Laugh Banner

It's my sister's birthday! I made her this Live Love Laugh banner. It's my 3rd (?) attempt in making a banner. I used the pre-cut triangles from Mambi that I found at Joanns. The font is Cuttin' Up Cricut cartridge. There's so much detail to it I might put you asleep discribing it all. In general, I used real white doily lace on the Live word. I used a punch on the Love word and a scallop punch on the Laugh word. There's buttons, flowers, bling, hearts, etc. Hope you enjoy. I know I sure had fun making it.
Hope you have a sun shiny day!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cards For Cures - Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Hope

Here is the 3rd card I've made for the Breast Cancer Awareness project. Proceeds for the sale of this card will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Card Base: Recollections cream 5 1/2 x 4
Layer 1: Recollections pink cardstock 5 1/2 x 4
Layer 2: Colorbok Black 5 1/4 x 3 3/4
Floral Design: Kaiser Craft 4 squares cut at 1 3/4 x 1 3/4
Stamp: Butterfuly and Hope is from My Pink Stamper
Lable: Lacy Label Cricut Cartridge cut at 1 inch
Embellishments: Small black Recollection pearls added to each corner of the label.

Thanks for dropping by!

Cards For Cures - Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Survivor

Here is the second card I created for the Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Proceeds for the sale of this card will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Card Base: Recollections 5 1/2 x 4. The corners are rounded and the bottom was inked with Tim Holtz distress ink.
Layer 1: Pink dotted swiss paper 3  1/2 x 5 1/2. I bought paper at JoAnns Etc. They are 12 x 12 sheets.
Layer 2: Black Colorbok from Walmart. It's cut at 1 x 5 1/1 then embossed with the dotted swiss embossing folder.
Ribbon: I cut the ribbon using Pink Journey Cricut cartridge. First I cut a at 2 inch pink card base using the blackout feature. Then I cut it using the Leopard print (Recollections).
Stamp: My Pink Stamper.
Bling: small pearl type (Recollections)

Find this card and other Cards For Cures projects on my website
Thank you for stopping by!

Cards for Cures - Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Courage

Here is the first card I've made for the Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Proceeds for the
sale of this card will be donated to the Amercian Cancer Society.

Sometimes we need a word of encouragement to help us get through difficult times.

Card Base: Foundations paper (from Michaels Craft Store) 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
White Flower layer: k i memories "flower child white". This comes in a 12 x 12 sheet that I cut down to fit the card.
Bottom Layer: Foundations paper (same as card base)
Punch: Recollections
Ribbon: Essentials (white) and American Crafts (pink stripe)
Stamp: "Courage" My Pink Stamper.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS month is in October. Some of you may be survivors of cancer (count me in as a melignat melanoma survivor) and/or some of you may know someone who has battled this horrible disease. I've lost my grandpa, dad, step dad to cancer plus know many people who have struggled and prevailed. I am an American Cancer Society sponsor so every year, I try to collect donations from friends and neighbors. This year I'm doing something different. I'll be making cards and crafts that relate to this cause, selling them and then donating the proceeds. The cards and crafts will be posted on my blog and available for purchase on my website www.cardcreationsbykim. Thank you so much everyone!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Just A Scrappin Design Team 1 "Teacher" challenge

My idea was to try and make it look like a chalk board but as I got into creating it I used something different. Below is the card I made that is supposed to look like a chalk board.
I used one of my very favorite Cricut cartridges "Simply Charmed". In addition, here's the down low on how I created this card.
Card base: Recollections 5 1/2 x 4 white
Layer 1: 5 1/2 x 4 Merigold Bazill
Layer 2: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 Colobok Textured Black
Layer : 3 1/2 x 5 1/24 Recollections scrapbooking pencil paper then I used a Martha Stewart punch on the bottom.
"Lined Paper w/ face: Simply Charmed cut at 3 inches. The cartridges cuts small tic lines so I went in a a fine tip pencil and made it with a bit more color.
"Thank You": I had actually made this card for a friend of mine for her son's teacher back in May so, as I fumbled through my ...clearing my throat.....more than 40 cartridge manuals I could not for the life of me remember which one I used. I have the Cricut Sheet as well (if you don't have this GET IT) and still couldn't find it...sorry.
String: I fudged a little and used the string instead of ribbon.
Apple: Red glitter paper using a apple punch.
To finish it off I went around the edge of the black paper and did a faux stitch.

Have a sun shiny day everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wedding Card - Purple Flowers

I think wedding cards need to be special and colorful. The card base is 5 1/2 vertical by 4. The edges are punch with an EK Success scallop punch. I layered it with a 5 1/4 by 3 3/4 card stock from Recollections "Habitat" paper pack. This has some beautiful paper in it.
I used my sizzix die cut and big shot for the white card stock that I stamped (in purple) the wedding bells (Recollections). I used a 1 1/2 inch scallop punch, cutting 6 pieces, for the flowers. After I punch them out, I misted them with water and Glimmer Mist Marshmellow, hole punched the middle and inserted a pearl heart shapped brad. After that, I crinkled them all up in a ball and let it dry. I used a leaf from the Mother's Day Boquet Cricut cartridge.
Enjoy and have a sun shiny day!

Friendship Card - Sending Smiles

I wanted to try out my new Martha Steward corner/edge punch I just bought. I love this punch! This is actually a 5 x 5 card using craft card stock. I seem to be using alot of that lately, right? The yellow paper is Recollections "Special" (as it's written on the cover). It's ... for lack of better words...textured and crinkely??? It comes in a paper pack with black, yellow, cream and red. It doesn't cut well using the Cricut because I tried making flowers but punches work really well. The stamp set and design is from Avocado Arts ( My version of the card is a little different but the basic design is from one of their design team members (I think).
Enjoy and have a sun shiny day!

Thank You - X's and O's

I was inspired to make this card as I was browsing through the Avocado Arts ( design team creations. The card they displayed didn't have all the stripes of the X's and O's and a little bit different of a setiment. I absolutely love their stamp sets. Check it out! I used a standard A2 craft card stock base. I added a 5 1/4 x 4 inch dark brown layer (from my scrap bin). I stamped on a cream colored card stock using Momento inks. I call them my fall colors. The white and brown twine just adds that special touch.
Enjoy and have a sun shiny day!

Birthday Youth - Princess

I found this Recollections stamp set at Michaels and just had to have it! I think this little princess is so adorable. The card stock came from a pack I bought at Michaels that had a variety of different leopard, etc. I used Copic markers to color her. I layerd 3/4 inch strips of white, pink and green using an EK Success punch. The 3 x 3 1/2 inch square is popped up with foam dimensionals. Just let me know if you need anymore info on this card.
Enjoy and have a sun shiny day!

Baby Boy Card - Sailboat

Cuttlebug embossing, Big Shot die cut, Cricut...oh my! A clean a simple card. If you'd like more details just let me know. I'd be happy to share them with you.
Hope you enjoy and have a sun shiny day!

Baby Boy Card - Hello Snail

Here's a card I made with a Baby Boy theme. It's craft card stock cut at 5 1/4 x 4 but it's vertical not horizontal. Trying to mix it up a bit...The light blue card stock is from my scrap bin. It's got a little bit of texture to it. I used Elegant Edges to cut the shape. There are two stars which I punched out with my Martha Stewart All Around star punch. I then faux stitched them. The snail is from a Recollections stamp set. I used Copic markers to color it. And for the finale...I used the Sew Easy stitch kit I bought. Well, it had been so long that I had to dust it off. Not sure why I don't use this technique more often. I think sewing (machine or by hand) looks so cute on cards.
Enjoy and have a sun shiny day!

Birthday Card for a Female - Violet and Black

Well, there's a first for everything. Right? What I mean is that I've never made a card using these two colors. I love violet and black together and this adorable ribbon just accented it perfectly. The card has a violet card base with a cream colored in-lay on the inside for the sentiment. I used a corner punch on the black layer, a sizzix die cut for the layer in which I put "May All Your Wishes Come True" stamp from a set I bought at Michaels as well as the ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a sun shiny day!

Birthday & Congrats Card

I got a call from a friend that needed a birthday card for his brother but wanted it to also be  a congrats card for being 17 years sober. This one really challenged me, as masculine cards always do, but once I finished I was happy with it. I tried giving it a rustic look. Inside I included a short sentiment that he created. It went something like "Happy Birthday bro...congrats on 17 years of being sober..." He was happy with the card too. Ah, another satisfied customer and just think I had fun while working!

I used a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch craft card stock. I found the rust dotted paper in "The Guy" DCWV paper stack and used Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge to shape the layer. I had some scraps (love usin' my scraps) so I incorporated those. The stamp is from Pebbles, the brads are from Oriental Trading and then I tied it with some light brown twine. Here is the Pubbles stamp set I was referring to.
Hope you enjoy and have a sun shiny day!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Just A Scrappin Design 1 Team Spotlight

Here is my project for the DT Member Spotlight. This is a double page layout using the Pink Paisley-Nuntucket line of products. You'll be hooked once you see them all.

I cut over 32 squares for this layout placing them evenly in a diamond shape throughout both pages. The chipboard turtle, sea horse and word were pre-cut. I used glue and glittered them. The brownish tone mats were cut out in the Nantucket paper at 5 x 4 (2) and corner rounded. The pink dotted swiss were cut out at 3 x 2 (3) and corner rounded as well. 

Those were the 4 pages close up showing the embellishments. Now, here are the actual embellishments and some samples of the double sided paper from the Pink Paisley Nantucket line.

Thank you for stopping by and have a sun shiny day everyone!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Just A Scrapping "Animals" design team 1 Challenge

Well, the camping gear is put away and we're trying to get back into some kind of a routine. Three days on the American River (Sacramento, CA) and an 8 hour drive home can really be draining. If you have an opportunity to go white water rafting you should go. It's so much fun.

So, here's my project for the Just A Scrappin "Animals" Design Team 1 project. Enjoy!
This card was created by using a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 cream colored card stock. The first layer is a scrap I had cut at 5 1/4 x 4. I then cut a 2 1/4 x 4 piece of cream colored card stock, embossed it with a Sizzix dotted swiss foler and inked the dots and edges with Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" embossing ink. The dark brown rick rack was also a scrap (love to use up my scraps) cut at 4 inches. I used score tape to adhere it down. I popped up a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 piece of dark brown (yep, scrap again. I stamped a kitty with a Recollections stamp set I bought at Michaels and used Copic markers to color him. Oh, forgot to mention I inked the edges. Now, look carefully at the buttons...these are actually not buttons. They are from punches I bought through Oriental Trading. They are the best invention I've discovered in my scrapping days. I can make buttons from any type of paper I have! Here's a close up. Fun, right?
Here's what the punches look like.
Thanks all for stopping by and I hope you have a sun shiny day!