Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Creative Time Tuesday" Cupcake Wrapper - Thanks

I'm making thank you Apples for the great nurses and doctors who helped me out the other day. I was going to make cupcakes but that's not really promoting good health...I know they'd probably like the cupcake more tho'...


Here's what I used:
Cricut Cartridge: Cupcake Wrapper. I used the Cricut Design Space and cut it at 10.5 x 3.0.
Paper: Recollections


Here's how I made it.



Thanks so much for watching!

Hugs,
Kimberly

"Creative Time Tuesday" Simple Cards Cricut Art Cartridge Episode 18 - Card 19

Now, this card is "Simple"...lol...but the options of adding embellishments are endless. I received a lot of great comments on my youtube channel giving even more ideas!





Thanks so much for watching!

Hugs,
Kimberly

"Creative Time Tuesday" Female Birthday Card - Best Wishes

Here is one of the projects I did on my Creative Time Tuesday. Yes, it is now Thursday.

This one ended up being a bit challenging but it turned out pretty in the end. You're not able to see it in the picture but I used a clear Wink of Stella pen on the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment.


Here's what I used to make it:
Cricut Cartridge: Edge to Edge. I used the Cricut Design Space (CDS) and cut it at 5.5 x 4.25.
Paper: Purple-Bazill
           Yellow-Recollections
Silhouette Cut: Lori Witlock #5776. Cut at 4.25 x 3.0.




Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kimberly

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Creative Time Tuesday

It's here! It's here! Creative Time Tuesday. So, let's get this party started! My boys and husband are being quite cooperative and eve told me to have fun. I think they see how hard I work here around the house and do so much for them. Gotta love those guys.

Hugs,
Kimberly

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Creative Time

One of the challenges I think most of us scrapbookers, cardmakers, artists, etc. face is finding the time to create. How do you resolve this problem? Quite often, my creative time is when I first wake up, after I've had my coffee of course, and my mind is fresh. The house is quiet and those creative juices begin to flow. I set out the paper and supplies and just as I'm ready to get started either my husband or one of my boys wakes up It's really quite disrupting....lol....how dare them, right. Kidding.
I think, however, I have resolved this problem but I foresee a challenge. I'm going to talk to my guys (husband and boys) and tell them that every Tuesday is my "Creative Time". Yes, I will make dinner but during the day there will be no doctor or vet appointments, no errands to run, they can fix their own lunch (while still on summer vacation), no laundry, no cleaning house, no paying bills, no drama, no interruptions....just creating. Now, here's the challenge: Will the creative juices be flowing every Tuesday? How do I make sure this happens?
My plan is to first decide what I'd like to do on that day. Is it make a card for a friend for family member? Is it doing a layout for my 2013 album? Is it doing a mixed media project or painting perhaps? I will search the web to be inspired and look through magazines. This always gets me going. I can actually do this Monday night as I drink my nightly Chamomile tea.
So, that's the plan. I may have time here and there throughout the week to pop in the 'ol craft room and make something but Tuesday is MY day.
Thank you all for stopping by. Have a sun shiny (raining here in Central California today) day.
Hugs,
Kimberly

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Scrapbooking Time!

My friend, Becky, and I are taking off here this morning to try and get caught up on some scrapbooking. We'll see how much we can get done. I've got the car packed up and ready...along with the Explore....
Yep. This place has internet access. I'll try to do a video on Thursday of what I've done.
Hugs!
Kimberly

Monday, July 14, 2014

FCCB Card Entry - Day At The Beach #219

Here's the card I made for this week's (#219)  Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. The theme is "Day at the Beach".

I have such a great time creating for blogs that have challenges like this.


How I did it:
Card Base: Recollections Craft Cardstock. A2 size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4)
Layer 1: Basic Grey (back of the paper with the Woody car). Cut at 5 1/4 x 4
Layer 2: Basic Grey. Cut at 5 x 3 3/4
Sentiment: "Hey Dude" Life's A Beach Cricut cartridge. I used the fonts and welded them together. Cut at 1 1/2 inches
Surfboard: Traveler Cricut cartridge. Cut at 3 inches.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a sun shiny day!

Hugs,
Kimberly

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cricut Explore Project - Domed Cupcake Box and Birthday Card

I wanted to include a birthday card with my girlfriends Domed cupcake box. So here's a picture of it....

I started out with a yellow (65 lb) A2 size card stock. Since I'm not putting this in an envelope I was able to make these dimensional flowers. I used The Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge cutting them out at 3.5 inches. I used a couple of pieces of paper from My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 "My Girl" paper pack. The leaves are Stampin Up paper and I used my Martha Stewart punch. The word "Celebrate" was cut at 3.5 and I found this on the CTMH-Artbooking Cricut cartridge. 
Birthday cards are so fun to make!

Here's how I made the Domed Cupcake Box....





Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kimberly

Operation Write Home Cards - Thank You #4

This one might be my favorite so far. Here is card #4 of the Thank You cards I'm creating for Operation Write Home (www.operationwritehome.org).
This card has a lot texture, some fun colors and a pretty design.



Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kimberly

Operation Write Home Cards - Thank You #3

Here's #3 of the Thank You cards for Operation Write Home (www.operationwritehome.org).

I enjoy using stencils on cards as well as layouts. It make the project look so unique.



Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kimberly

Operation Write Home Cards - Thank You #2

Here's Thank You card #2. If you're interested in participating in this great cause stop by their website (www.operationwritehome.org) and find out how it's done.

Note to self: turn the ceiling fan off when you're heat embossing...gosh...



Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kimberly

Operation Write Home Cards - Thank You #1

This weekend, I'm working on cards for Operation Write Home Organization (www.operationwritehome.org). There was notification sent out that Thank You cards were needed.
Here is how I made card #1. More to come!
BTW...still loving my Cricut Explore.



Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kimberly

Simple Cards Cricut Art Cartridge Episode 17 - Card 18

Let's get back on track with the Simple Cards Cricut Art Cartridge! Simple Cards that you can use as is or add your own embellishments. It's a lot of fun.

Here's how I did it.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kimberly

Sunday, July 6, 2014

CardzTV Cardmaker Challenge - Thank You Red White and Blue

I'm submitting this card or the CardzTV cardmaker challenge. Her new stamp set is so wonderful. Hopefully, random.org will be on my side when it comes to chosing.



Here's how I made it....and here's how I fixed it...



Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kimberly

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cricut Explore

I'm doing the happy dance....my Cricut Explore has been shipped! I actually have butterflies about it. That's the good news (well super fantastic news) Here's the bad news...tomorrow is a holiday so there won't be any mail or deliveries, I'll be gone ALL day Saturday (crossing my fingers it comes Saturday so I can play on Sunday) and Monday thru Wednesday I'll be on a mini vacation to Santa Barbara with my girlfriend.
"All good things come to those who wait". So, I'll wait.
Hugs,
Kimberly

Simple Cards Cricut Art Cartridge Episode 16 - Card 17

Hi there! It's been a very long time (or so it seems) that I've done a card from the Simple Cards Cricut Art cartridge series. Here's one with a 4th of July theme.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kimberly


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Envelope Pouch Card - By Kimberly Van Diepen

I think this is absolutely adorable and just had to share it with you. I am one of Kimberly's subscribers on her youtube channel.
She's truly inspired me to try this. You could do the envelope in a pattern paper and make a card out of the same paper to match it. SO CUTE!

Enjoy!

Hugs,

Kimberly




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Miss You Card

I always get a kick out of making cards out of the scraps from a project, unrelated to the card, that you've been working on. I was in my Motorhome doing this video so the sound quality is not all that great.

Several years ago I bought the Sew Easy kit but have not used it a lot. I've used it for this one but I really need to get much better at it. I'll be looking for tutorials on youtube for this one.
This card will be donated to the Operation Write Home Organization www.operationwritehome.org

Thanks all for watching!

Hugs,
Kimberly