Sunday, December 28, 2014

Scrapbook Layout - Surgery

I'm working on my 2014 scrapbook album. Now, I've given myself a challenge. Do the entire year in one scrapbook. My 2013 album ended up being two...albums. I'm going to be a bit more choosy on what a scrapbook, i.e.,every random thing that happens...lol..versus events that are more meaningful plus really looking through the photos and using less of them without feeling like I'm giving up on how I want the layout to look. Can you relate?

Now, this isn't the best photo, I know, but hopefully you see the design layout clearly.


Materials used:
Base paper: Imaginisce 12 x 12
Blue dots paper: Imaginisce 3/4 x 12 stips
Layer: Imaginisce 10 x 12
Embellishments: 
     American Crafts: "I'm Proud of You"
     My Mind's Eye: Dots (black, orange, yellow)
Cricut Cartridges: 
     Dr. Check Up ~ "In The Hospital" and stethoscope
     Journal: Elegant Edges




Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Jolly Holidays

Hi there! I know Christmas has come and gone but I finally have a chance to sit down and update my blog with the two latest videos. Here's the very last Christmas card I made. I had a special "cyber" friend in mind when making this one (hi Lindsey!).



Materials used:
Card Base: White Recollections (65 lb) cardstock
Layer: Recollections Red and White stripped from Michaels.
Layer: White Recollections (65 lb) card stock
Punch: Bulb and Bow Ek Success. I bought this at Joanns.
Pattern Paper: Recollections. Christmas theme I had bought a while ago.

Here's how I made it.





Thanks for stopping by!

Kim

Friday, December 19, 2014

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Use Holiday colors; red, blue, green, gold and silver.

For the Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge I've made a card holder using a 12 x 24 paper pad from DCWV.

We have a tradition in my family to put our cards on the back of our front door. I came up with this idea of making a big tree and putting clothes pins on it to hold the cards. Well, great idea but, duh Kim, you put the cards on and the tree gets covered up. Anyway...





Here's a video on how I made it:




Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3Kim

Monday, December 15, 2014

Feminine Birthday Card - Make a Wish

Hey everyone!
I wanted to share this birthday card I made for my friend, Kate's, grandma. It's a simple design and yet it turns out so cute.


The video here below gives you all the info on how I made it. If you'd like to subscribe to my youtube channel that would be great! www.youtube.com/sunshinecreation







Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3Kim

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cute Snowman Treat Box

My friend, Kate (she's a second grade teacher), asked if I'd make 35 snowman treat boxes for her class party. I found this one in the Silhouette Library. The designer's name is Nilmara Quintela and it's image #69751. It's super easy to make!


Materials used:
Box: White Colorbok (Walmart) paper
Black buttons and shadow of face: Black Colorbok
Carrot nose: DCWV
Scarf: scraps
Inside I put a cellophane bag full of marshmallows, a package of hot chocolate and a candy cane.

Here's how I made it.


Thanks for stopping by!

Kim

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cardz TV Cards Design Team - Let It Snow

Hey all! Well, it didn't snow here in Central California but we got 2 days and almost 2 inches of well needed rain.

For the Cardz TV Cards Design www.cardztv.blogspot.com team challenge we made a card with the theme "Let It Snow". I used the "Tiny Tidings" (Revised) stamp set. It's so versatile! I'm going to be using these stamps on my 2014 Christmas Scrapbook Page(s) layout for sure!

I have to apologize for the quick and simple card. I've been out of my craft room for 10 days as I was visiting with my mom and am now trying to get caught up. I think the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge is perfect for this type of situation.




Here's how I made it, all the materials and measurements.


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Smiles,
Kimberly

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Winter Fun

Hey there!
Here's the card I've made for the Just-A-Scrappin Design Team weekly challenge www.just-a-scrappin.blogspot.com. I wanted to use some less traditional Christmas colors so I went with the white, black and blue.


Materials used:
Card Base: White Recollections 65 lb.
Embossing Folder: Darice Snowflake
Black Paper: Recollections cut at 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
Blue Paper: DCWV cut at 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
White Glitter Paper: Scraps
Die Cuts: Snowflake Spellbinders
Stamp: Avocado Arts www.avocadoarts.com

Here's how I made it.

Thanks for stopping by!
<3kim


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm on vacation from crafting until December 3rd but wanted to stop by and catch you all up.

Personal news: I'm enjoying my visit with my mom just hanging out. Sunday I'll be flying home with her to Nevada. We're a little concerned about the weather. There's supposed to be a big storm heading in.

On our way back to my home, from visiting my grandma in Northern California, we stopped off at the Indian Chumash Casino. My mom hit a jackpot for $350 and I hit one for $550! It was hilarious.  I'm not a gambler at all so winning this was a blast.

We've put the turkey out to thaw and are ready to get cooking tomorrow! I can't wait to consume the wonderful aromas of the season oh, and the food too!

Crafting news: my girlfriend offered to sell my cards and mini scrapbooks at her weekend boutique while I was at my grandma's. She sold $82.00 worth of product and I got 3 new custom order requests.

I'm feeling humble and blessed.

Hugs and smiles to all,

Kim

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Christmas Tree Gift Bag

I'll be teaching a class at the local Senior center next month. They requested to create gift bags. This is the first design I've come up with. It can probably be used for a young person. I'm going to create another one that is more for an adult.


Materials used:
Bag: Michaels brand 10 x 8
Merry & Bright: CTMH - Artbooking
Snowflakes: Winter Lace
Tree: Create A Critter 2
Presents: Celebration

Here's how I made it:



Hugs!

Kim



Thank You tags

My girlfriend, Cynthia, has been looking for a job for a long time. It's very difficult for women our age to find work. But, this hasn't stopped her. Ever since she was a little girl she and her mom used to make homemade flan. I have to tell you that it is the best flan you will ever have. I wish you lived closer so that I could share it with you. Trust me, you'd be hooked.
So, she's getting orders in and working like crazy fulfilling them. I made her some "Thank You" tags to put on her delivery bags.
This is a cut from the Silhouette library. I cut them at 3 1/2 inches but think next time I'll make them bigger. The words didn't cut out so well on the craft card stock so I had to manually pick the paper out. I put a back on it to make it look more decorative plus  added festive colored twine. I used a Fiskars flower punch and glued a green flower on the right side.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kim

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Feminine Birthday Card

Yep. I got another request to make a feminine birthday card. I did a card very similar to this for my mom and absolutely loved it. Easels cards are so beautiful.

Materials used:
Card Base: My Mind's Eye
Card design: Easel
Bling: Recollections
Stamp Set: Recollections Butterflies. I heat embossed them with Stampendous white embossing powder.
Butterflies: Martha Stewart.
Punch: Martha Stewart.

Sorry no video.

Hugs!


Kim

Monday, November 17, 2014

Feminine Birthday Card





Here's a birthday card I made, per request of my friend Renee, for a co-worker of hers. I think it has a subtle vintage appeal. I got my inspiration from Pinterest. There were several cards that had this similar design.

Here's what I used to make it:
Card Base: 110 lb white cardstock
Layer 1: My Mind's Eye "Cherish" cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. I lightly inked the edges with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar distress ink.
Layer 2: The flip side of the My Mind's Eye paper cut at 5 1/4 x 4. I lightly inked that with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.
Cream Lace: I bought at Joanns
Plum Lace: This was in my scraps
Die cut: Spellbinders. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.
Pearl embellishments: Recollections
Stamp: Ugh..not sure actually

Sorry, no video....

Hugs,
Kim

Friday, November 14, 2014

Halloween Card

I was going through my card archives and found this one that I thought I'd share with you. Yes, Halloween in long gone but you can alter this design to fit any occasion.


Here what I used to make it:
Card Base: Black Bazzill with white a white inlay inside.
Pattern paper: Miscellaneous scraps
Punch: Ek Success puzzle punch
Sentiment: scraps.

This card is for sale $2.00 plus shipping. If you're interested just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

Hugs,
Kim

Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Warm Winter Wishes

Continuing on with the series. Here's a shaker card I've made using Mary's Tiny Tidings stamp set www.cardztvstamps.blogspot.com and some other fun things.


Here's what I used to make it:
Card Base: Blue Bazzill
Layer: 90 lb watercolor paper
Penguins: Mama Elephant www.mamaelephant.com
Sequins: Studio Calico
Stamps: CardzTV (see above link)
Other: Tattered Angles Glimmer mist. White Pearl stickles


Here's how I made it:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Honoring Our Veterans

Here's the card I've made for the Just-A-Scrappin Design Team weekly challenge. This week we're honoring the Veteran's. God bless.

Here's what I used to make it:
Card Base: White Recollections cardstock (65 lb). Cut at (A2) 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Layers: Scraps
Ribbon: Scraps
Pig: Digital Delights by Louby Lou www.digitaldelightsbyloubylou.com
Thank You sentiment: Alphalicious Cricut cartridge
Copic Markers


Here's how I made it:



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Cards ON SALE!

Stop! Stop everything you're doing! Thanksgiving Cards are now ON SALE <echo, echo, echo>. This sales expires November 20, 2014.

5 for just $12.00. That's a $3.00 savings!

Click on Thanksgiving Cards in the left margin of this blog. Post a comment on the cards you want and I'll get back to you!

Hugs!

Kim

Friday, November 7, 2014

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team weekly challenge - CAS (Layers)

Hey all! The challenge for this week, for the Just-A-Scrappin Design Team www.just-a-scrappin.blogspot.com is to create a CAS (Clean And Simple) card with layers. Well, this is just right up my ally!

Here's a card I made for my friend, Cathie, using the Tri Layer (although there's more than 3) card and a stamping technique.


Here's what I used:
Card base: Recollections 110 lb card stock:
Green paper: Bazzill
Stamps: Miscellaneous
Other: Martha Stewart glitter pens.

All of the cut sizes are explained in the video below but here they are anyway.
Card base: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Layer 1: 5 x 3 3/4 (green)
Layer 2: 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 (cream)
Layer 3: 4 x 2 1/2 (green)
Layer 4: 3 1/2 x 2 (cream)

Here's how I made it: www.youtube.com/sunshinecreation




Thanks so much for stopping by.

Smiles,
Kim

CardzTV Cards Design Team - "Giving Thanks"

Hi all you crafty people! I hope you had a wonderful week.

Here is the card I made for the CardzTV (www.cardztv.blogspot.com) Cards design team. We were asked to make a Thank You card for Thanksgiving. For this card I used the "Many Thanks" stamps set. Check it out!

My sister-in-law and I switch off every year in cooking Thanksgiving. This year, it's her turn. I'll bring the pies but she'll make the rest. I made this card for her. We all know that Thanksgiving food prep can be hard work. This way I can show my appreciation.


Here's what I used:
Card base: Recollections 110 lb cream colored card stock (A2)
Punches: Ek Success and Recollections
Paper: Scraps
Die: Spellbinders
Stamps Set: Many Thanks



Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Smiles,
Kim

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vacation

From now until November 20th, each day, I'm posting a video on both my blog and youtube www.youtube.com/sunshinecreation for the Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series. I'm taking a break from November 21st to December 3rd. My mom is coming to visit, we're heading to Northern California to visit my Grandma, taking a little Northern California road trip (Solvang, etc.), coming home to stuff ourselves on Thanksgiving then I'm flying home with her on November 30 and will be flying back on December 2nd.
I'll miss all your kind and wonderful comments and working in my craft room. I may even go through withdrawals...you know what I'm talking about <laughing>.
So, until then please enjoy the series.

Hugs and smiles,

Kim

Monday, November 3, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 Cards (total inventory)

If you're a card maker and are looking for inspiration here are the cards I've made for this Thanksgiving. 
If you'd like to see how they're made you can find me on www.youtube.com/sunshinecreation

If you're looking to buy Thanksgiving cards all these are just $3.00 each plus shipping. Under each picture is a reference and inventory number. Just leave a message in the comment section and I'll get back to you.




Ref: T#1
Inventory: 2

Ref: T#2
Inventory: 2

Ref: T#2
Inventory: 1

inside T#2

Ref: T#3
Inventory: 1

Ref: T#4
Inventory: 4

Ref: T#5
Inventory: 3

Ref: T#6
Inventory: 3

Ref: T#7
Inventory: 1

Ref: T#8
Inventory:4

inside of T#8

Ref: T#9
Inventory: 2

inside #9

Ref: T#10
Inventory: 1

Ref: T#11
Inventory: 2

Ref: T#12
Inventory: 2

Thank you so very much!

Smiles,
Kim

Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - To Wish You a Merry Christmas (CC#20)

The look of layers is such a beautiful technique. Oh and look at those hollies!

If you'd like to purchase this card just leave a message in the comments section and I'll get back to you. There is 1 of these in inventory and costs $3.00 plus shipping and handling.


Materials used:
Card Base: 65 lb white Recollections
Red Layers: Recollections
Stamp: Holly - Craftsmart
Stamp: Sentiment - Cardztv www.cardztvstamps.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles,
Kim

Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Warm Winter Wishes (#19)

How exciting! Another shaker card! The Mama Elephant stamps set is so super cute!

If you're interested in purchasing this card just leave a message in the comments section and I'll get back to you. There are 4 in inventory and they cost $3.00 each plus shipping.


Materials used:
Card base: Bazzill
Layer: 90 lb watercolor paper
Tattered Angels Shimmer mist
Stamp set: Mama Elephant www.mamaelephant.com
Shaker substance: Studio Calico
Die: Spellbinders
Stamp set: "Warm Winter Wishes" Cardztv www.cardztvstamps.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim


Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Holiday Owl (CC#18)

This owl from the Silhouette Library (Ilistrado #66985). I've used the print and cut feature and backed it up with some black card stock.

If you're interested in purchasing this card just leave a message in the comment section and I'll get back to you. There are 4 of these in inventory. 2 of them have a white card base and 2 of them have a red card base. They are $3.00 each plus shipping.


Materials used:
Card Base: (red) Bazzill. (white) Recollections
Black Layer: Recollections
Striped: My Mind's Eye
Silhouette: Owl #66985
Ribbon: Holiday Celebrations (JoAnns)
Bling: Recollections

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles,
Kim



Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Dollar Cards (CC#13-17) (Singing holly, joy love peace, Scrumptious, Heart Warming Wishes, Merry Christmas)

This card is just so pretty with the musical note stamp and decorative holly. Inside the card is stamped "Noel". 

If you're interested in purchasing any of these cards for just $1.00 plus shippin just leave a message in the comment section and I'll get back to you. 

Inventory: 6
Materials used:
Card base: Recollections craft card stock
Stamp: Notes
Punch: Martha Stewart


Inventory: 1
Materials used:
Card base: White 65 lb Recollections
Stamp set: Avocado Arts Stamps www.avocadoarts.com

Inventory: 1
Materials used:
Card Base: White 65 lb Recollections
Stamp Set: Avocado Arts Stamps www.avocadoarts.com

Inventory: 1
Materials used:
Card base: White 65 lb White card stock
Decorative Craft tape
Stamp: Fiskars




Smiles,
Kim


Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - A Gift For You (CC#12)

When you're not really sure what to get that special person it's always nice to get a gift card. Here's a gift card holder!

If you'd like to purchase this card just leave a message in the comments and I'll get back to you.
There are 3 in inventory and cost $5.00 each plus shipping.



Materials used:
Card base: Recollections craft card stock
Layer:
Cricut cartridge: Walk In My Garden (Gnome and sign)
Paper bag: Recollections

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles,
Kim


Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Candy cane pinwheels (CC#11)

Look at these adorable pinwheels with buttons in the middle. Do you notice the snowflake embossed layer and the straws?

If you're interested in purchasing this card just leave a message in the comments and I'll get back to you. There are 2 in inventory and cost $3.00 each plus shipping.


Materials used:
Card base: Red Bazzill
Pinwheels: Recollections
Buttons: JoAnns
Embossing Folder: Cuddlebug (white 65 lb Recollections card stock)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Stripped Christmas Tree (CC#10)

Well, here's a unique design! Yes, you're looking at decorative pipe cleaners!

If you're interested in purchasing this card just leave a message in the comments section and I'll get back to you. There are 3 in inventory and cost $3.00 each plus shipping.



Materials used:
Card Base: DCWV
Stamps: Paper Smooches www.papersmoochesstamps.com
Other: Pipe cleaners
Die cut: Spellbinders
Bling: Recollections

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Wreath Card (CC#9)

It's a simple yet beautiful card! 

If you're interested in purchasing it just leave a message in the comment section and I'll get back to you. There are 2 in inventory and cost $3.00 each plus shipping.


Materials used:
Card Base: Recollections craft cardstock
Red paper: Bazzill
Punch: Martha Stewart (Holly)
Ribbon: American Crafts
Punch: (bottom) Ek Success

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim




Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Wreath Box Card (CC#8)

Here's another Lori Whitlock design from the Silhouette America library (#67739). Mixing up the pattern paper really adds a special touch.

If you're interested in purchasing this card just leave a message in the comment section and I'll get back to you. There are 2 in inventory and cost $5.00 each plus shipping.


Materials used:
Card Base: Bazzill
Layers: Cloud 9, Recollections and stash
Punch: Ek Success Scallop punch


Here's how I made it:


Thanks for stopping by!

Kim

Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts - Snow globe box card (CC#6)

Lori Whitlock did a fantastic job on the design of this snow globe snowman card (#66168). The card folds up into an envelope!

If you're interested in purchasing this card just leave a message in the comments section. There are 2 in inventory and cost $5.00 each plus shipping.

Materials used:
Card base: Bazzill
Layers: Bo Bunny paper
Stamp set: Avocado Arts stamps www.avocadoarts.com

Thanks and have a sun shiny day!

Kim

Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Snowman Shaker Card (CC#7)

Shaker cards are all the rage! They are just so cute, right?

If you're interested in purchasing this card just leave a message in the comments and I'll get back to you. There is one in inventory and cost $3.00 plus shipping.


Materials used:
Card base: Little Yellow Bicycle
Die Cut: Lawn Fawn www.lawnfawn.blogspot.com
Stamp set: "Have A Warm and Cozey Christmas" CardzTV www.cardztvstamps.blogspot.com
Stamp: Snowman (Craftsmart)
Shaker substance: JoAnns Fabric and Craft store

Here's how I made it:



Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Christmas 2014 Cards and Crafts Series - Joy (CC#5)

The pop up cards on the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge are so very cute!

If you're interested in buying this card just leave a message in the comment section and I'll get back to you. There are 2 in inventory and cost $3.00 plus shipping.






Materials used:
Card Base: Recollections
Inlay: Recollections
Other: Recollections
Cricut cartridge: CTHM Artfully Sent
"Seasons Greetings": Silhouette image #36316

Thanks so much and have a sun shiny day!

Kim