Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year Banner

Happy New Year everyone! I've made this banner for my mom. I took it over to her yesterday and she loved it. It fit perfectly on her apartment door.

If you'd like to see how I made it click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlgHDNVG6pY

Here's how I made it:
The banner and the top layer came from the Bits and Pieces Cricut cartridge. I cut them at 4". I used black and white Colorbok paper that I purchased at Walmart. The red ribbon is Ofray that I found at JoAnns. The rose accent is also from Bits and Pieces Cricut cartridge. I used a gold and black shimmer paper from Recollections.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Scrapbook Layout Share

I was able to squeeze in some crafting time in between, wrapping, cooking, cleaning and errand running. I made these 2 layouts.



In a lovely place called Oceano, it's Northern California, the Monarchs migrate to a Eucalyptus tree forest from Mexico. It's been 5-6 years since we'd been there. It's so majestic to see these butterflies float through the air and cling to the branches. There was a significant drop from years gone past. It's so sad. 


I moved my mom from Nevada close to me here in California. She has mild to moderate Alzheimer's so she can still live on her own. I gave her a fall banner and her first night in I spent the night. We made pizza and had a glass of wine. It was kind of a Girl's Night In. Lots of fun.

Thanks for stopping by and have a sun shiny day.

Hugs,
Kim

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Blog Challenge - Let it Snow.

I had done a video on how I set this card kit up for the Senior Citizen class I volunteer for but had never posted it. Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB1rITjwgCs

I'm also entering the Freshly Made Sketches blog. Here's the link: http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/12/freshly-made-sketches-217-sketch-by.html

Here's how I made it:
Card Base: 110 lb Recollections card stock (A2 size)
Layer 1: 65 lb Recollections card stock (5 1/4 x 4)
Snowflakes: Cricut Design Space - Close to my heart "Artistry. Cut at 1.5 inches
Let It Snow: Cricut Design Space- Theresa Collins "December 25". Cut at 2.5 inches.
Wreath Circle - Simply Sweet. Cut at 2.5 inches.
Ink: Ranger Broken China
Pearl Drops
Embossing Folder: Darice

I ran the layer through the embossing folder and inked the edges to make it pop a bit. I also added foam adhesive to the back before I placed it on the card base.
I then glued the circle (you can't see it in the picture) which I used as a guide onto the embossed layer and added the snowflakes.
Once those were in place, I used liquid pearl drops for the centers.
"Let It Snow" is one layer so I glued it onto a white piece of card stock and fussy cut around it. I put a layer of foam tape behind it.

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

Hugs,
Kim


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lost and Found Christmas cards

Here are the cards I made at the scrapbooking event I went to a few weeks ago. I thought I had deleted them but nope....These die cuts are all from the Cricut Design Space.




Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Catching up

Hello!
The holiday "responsibilities" seem to be consuming my much neededcrafting time. I'm doing a bit here and there but am also trying to get shopping done, visiting with my Grandma, taking care of my mom, baking and stuff like that...you know the drill. I swear I'll be starting my holiday crafts in August next year and not waiting until November. 

I had made 3 really cute designs of Christmas cards, took a picture of them all so I could share but can't seem to find them on my SD card! Crazy!

The senior card class was fun. I posted a video of the card we made. Here's the link if you didn't get a chance to watch it. I'll be thinking about a Valentine's Day themed card for the January class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB1rITjwgCs

Tomorrow my husband goes in for surgery on his sinuses. They're impacted and have been for years. He's never had any kind of surgery before so he's a bit nervous. His snoring should start to minimize, he'll be able to breath better and sleep better (me too!). He'll be taking the week off so I'll be giving him the attention he needs...wants? If he's doing ok I'll be in my craft room finishing up my tree ornaments. 

Thanks all for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Giving Thanks

I went scrap booking last weekend and had time to make some Thanksgiving cards as well. This one happens to be my favorite. Since I was at Craft Envy I wasn't able to make a video on this but I'll do a wrap up video of all the Thanksgiving cards I made and this will be included.

How I made it:
First,  I was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest.

Card base: Craft card stock (5 1/2 x 4 1/4)
Stamp: Leaf (old from Hero Arts)
Stamp: "May the blessings...." ?Recollections?

I used the leaf stamp on leaf patterned paper and cut it out by hand.
Then I stamped 3 leaves on the card stock.
Last, I stamped the sentiment on cream colored card stock, used my 2 inch Ek Success punch and ink around the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen. I popped it up using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thinking of You Cards

My girlfriend's son is currently going to film school. He's filming a 30 second commercial, as a project, and asked me last week if he could use one of my "Thinking of You" cards. Ironically, I didn't have any already made up. So, here's the 3 cards I just made that he can chose from....

Scene:
A women walks in from work, puts down her brief case, pats her dog on the head, says hello to her husband who is in the kitchen fixing dinner and give her little boy a big hug as he turns and runs back into his bedroom. She's feeling exhausted.
She sits at the small desk in the living room and as she flips through the mail she comes across an envelope that her mom has sent.
She opens it, finds a beautifully handcrafted "Thinking of You" card made by Sunshine Creations and Crafts that her mom sent.
Cut.




Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Celebrate Veteran's

Hey there and thanks for stopping by <3 (that's a heart in computer code...lol....)

Today I've used a technique in the Cricut Design Space that I use often but can't remember ever sharing it. First you create a layer using Shape/Image which in this case was an A2 size card. Then
chose the images you want to use on your card and size them accordingly.
For this card I used images from "Stand and Salute" but you can use images from any of the cartridges. I also use this technique for scrapbook layouts.

Here's the link on how I did it:

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=suVNQ3p3bYE&show_mt=1


Hugs,

Kim

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cardz TV Gallery Design Team - Gratitude

Hello everyone!
It's always so hard to chose which stamp to use with all the fantastic sentiment stamps that Mary creates. For this card I used the "Gratitude" sentiment from the "Many Thanks" stamp set. Click on this link and it'll take directly to the CardzTV stamps blog. www.cardztvstamps.blogspot.com

To get inspired by the other Gallery Design team members just click on here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jjUBxyOI_M

For this card I've used a few favorite techniques. They include the Coredinations paper from JoAnns and the sanding tool from Tim Holtz. I've also used a Spellbinders Nestibilities Die set. The papers came from my scrap bin which all ended up coordinating so nicely.

To watch how I made this on youtube click on here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jjUBxyOI_M


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Stamps and inks

The great thing about stamps is that you can use them on cards and scrapbook layouts. Here I've made a card using a Stampin Up stamp set, Lawn Fawn and some Colorbox pigment ink. Then I added a little bow made from American Crafts Jute.
For more inspiration from the rest of the design team just click on here:  
www.just-a-scrappin.blogspot.com


Materials used:
Card Base: Ninah Bright White 65 lb weight card stock. A2 size.
Ink: Colorbox
Stamp Sets: Stampin Up "Papillon Potpourri"
                    Lawn Fawn "On the Mend"
Other: American Crafts Jute

Here's how I made it:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"I've Moved" cards

Now that my mom is all settled into her new apartment she's asked that I make her some cards so she can let her friends know her new address.


Materials used:
Base: Golden rod Recollections card stock. Inside I put a white 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of paper so she could write a not to her friends.
Stamp sets: Avocado Arts "Grateful Season" and "Thoughts and Smiles"
www.avocadoarts.com
Other: Black liquid pearl and Copic markers

I used a technique on the Cricut Design Space where I chose the image to cut. In this case it was the banner. Then I typed the text aka words, placed it on top of the cut, chose "attach" then asked it to cut. I plan on doing a tutorial on that soon.

Just click on the link below to watch how I made it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffPLzmUcgHE

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team - Halloween

Hey all!

For this week's challenge we're creating "Halloween" themed project. Now, I usually do a card but decided that I'd take the opportunity to make some more decorations for my front door. I don't like to scare the little ones but I don't think these are too scary. Maybe they'll be overwhelmed by the cuteness....lol...


How I made them....
Cricut Design Space Images from Creepy Critters. I cut them at 3 inches in height. This are a 2 layers to this image so I cut the back in yellow. You could do glitter paper in red to make them creepier.
I used bakers twine to hang them.

If you'd like to see how I made them click on this link to watch it on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGuLss0dN1w

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Kim

Spirit Believer

This a "way out there" kind of post but here goes anyway.

10 years ago my mom's husband, Paul, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I drove to Utah to see him just 3 weeks before he passed. As he lay on the couch, I held his hand and said, "Don't worry, Paul, I will always take care of my mom."

A few nights ago, Jordan (my youngest son/17 years old) and I were talking in the family room.
As I looked at him a white image (the only way could describe it) floated behind him. I said, "What's that floating behind you." Jordan told me that he had got chills and so did I. I walked over to the area that I saw the image but felt nothing.

A few minutes later, Jordan saw it floating and moving toward the coffee pot. He stopped talking immediately. Then the coffee pot turned on.

Now, Papa (Paul) loved coffee! He, like my mom, drank coffee all day long.

I've only experienced this one other time in my life but it was when I was alone. Jordan and I both experienced this and think that Paul came to visit to let us know he approves of my mom living close to us and to thank us for taking care of her.

For those who have never experienced this before I completely understand how ridiculous it sounds but if you've experienced something like this you know exactly how it feels.

Hugs,
Kim

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

November Calendar

Here's the November calendar I made for my Grandma. Last month I didn't get it to her until October 19th because I was taking care of my mom so I wanted to make sure I got this month's calendar done early.
In the envelope I'll be putting homemade snicker doodles. Yummy!


Materials used:
Base: Scrapbook layout sheet (unknown)
Owl: Create A Critter using the print and cut feature. I also used the color changing feature (one of my favorite features of the CDS)
Numbers: Designer's Calendar
November: Designer Calendar
So Thanksful: Sticker

If you'd like to watch how I made it click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgePWn6MhH4

Thanks for stopping by!

<3Kim

Sunday, October 18, 2015

October Calendar

Thank you all for join me in my first therapy session of being back in my craft room. It's been a month! I'll explain everything in the video below.

Thanks so much for watching!

Hugs,
Kim




Crafting therapy and my mom

I'm back in my craft room getting therapy. It's been a month that I started taking care of my mom who's been in here sleeping on my sofa bed. I'm so blessed to have had her here and to be able to take care of her this whole time.

My mom has been the most wonderful mother a daughter could ask for. She always supported me in everything I did whether it be digging dirt holes in my back yard to sit in, buying me a lamb for my 4H project, teaching me how to cook, drying my tears from heart brakes, instilling that doing the right thing brings good consequences, marching along side of me when I was drill team captain, letting me move back in 3 times after I'd moved out, being by my side for the birth of both my son's, and losing two husbands to cancer. There's so much more.
Now, it is time for me to take care of her. She's in her new apartment down the street from me with minimal amount of furniture but all of her belongings will be here by the 24th. It saddens me that she is not happy right now. Even though the dementia is causing memory loss she's a strong woman and does not like to be "taken care of".

I pray that once all her familiar belongings arrive she will start to feel more settled in.
Big Hug to my momma.



Kim

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Update on my Mom

The surgery on the compression fracture of the T12 was a success. The doctor could not fix the T3 but it wasn't hurting her prior to the surgery. She's sleeping off the anesthesia now with my sweet Schazti laying next to her.
I'm so glad she's not going to be in pain anymore.

Hugs,
Kim

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Catching up

My last blog I mentioned my mom was coming to town. So much has happened since the 10th of September. We celebrated her 78th birthday! It was fun. We then drove up to see my Grandma. She's doing great but we did notice her mind slipping a bit. All is good though with her general health. We (my older sister and I) had to talk to my mom about her declining memory issues. 2 years ago she was diagnosed with Advanced Age Related dimentia. My mom agreed that she needs to go back to the neurologist. She wanted to go home for a few days so I flew home with her to Nevada. At 5:30 a.m., the morning, on 9/21, the day we were flying back to my house,  I heard a tumb noise. I figured it was her neighbor and dozed back to sleep. I woke up an hour later to find her sitting on the couch with a big black eye. She told me she woke up and forgot where she was, ran smack into the wall and fell down.  At that time she didn't complain of anything hutung. Fast forward: She was diagnosed with dimentia, she has a fractured tailbone and a compression fracture in her back plus really high blood pressure....like ready to have a stroke or heart attack high.
We found out about the compression fracture because she was having a lot of pain and asked me to bring her to ER. She's going to be here for a while.
I'm sad about all this but am so blessed that she is here in California with me so I can take care of her. Her dimentia is moderate so she can still feed herself, bath, etc. but her memory just isn't quite there.
It's going to be a few very special years ahead of us.
Thanks for listening.
Hugs,
Kim

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cardz TV Gallery Design Team - September 2015

I'm just loving the new "Basic Borders" stamp set! I used the zig zag stitch for this card. I've also used the "Thankful for You" stamp set for the sentiment.

Go check out all the stamp sets on: http://cardztvstamps.blogspot.com/


There are a couple of techniques that I wanted to share with you. I used a score board to make a subtle border around the edges of the card. For the border stamp I used a progressive inking where I used the Momento pens first coloring a third of the stamp with "peanut brittle", the middle with "bamboo leaves" and last the "espresso truffle".
I stamped the border directly on the card but stamped the leaves on the gold paper. This way, you can see the gold color through the leaves. I then fussy cut all of them. 

Materials used:
Card base: Recollections (A2)
Leaf paper: Recollections
Cardz TV Stamp sets: Basic Borders and Thankful for You
Other stamp set: Cloud 9 Design Leaves
Momento pen ink colors: peanut brittle, bamboo leaves, espresso truffle, sweet plum.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3Kim

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Challenge - Wedding Card

Thank you for stopping by the JAS team challenge www.just-a-scrappin.blogspot.com. This week we're making a wedding card. Sorry, no video on this one.

A friend of mine got married on the beach so I wanted to make her a wedding card that was related to that theme. Not sure you can see it but the sole of the sandal is cut in white glitter card stock.

Materials used:

Card base: White Recollections card stock. A2 size position in the horizontal style.
Punch: Ek Success photo corner punch
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Sandals: Life's A Beach Cricut cartridge
Stamp: Recollections Wedding stamp set

Thanks for stopping by!

<3Kim


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Vacation (sort of)

Hi everyone!

My mom is coming to visit on Thursday 9/10! We'll be celebrating her 78th birthday on Friday, then going up to visit my Grandma for a few days. We'll be back on Monday but on the 19th I'll be flying home with her, until the 21st, just to spend some mom and daughter time plus I need to make sure everything is ok at her house. She lives in Nevada and I don't get there but once or twice a year.

I have a couple of posts scheduled for the Cardz TV and Just-A-Scrappin Design team otherwise, I'll catch up with you all after the 21st!

Hugs,

<3Kim

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Birthday Card - Stampin Up "Wildflower Meadows"

Due to technical difficulties (aka crash computer) I'm not able to upload the video and for some reason my laptop is not compatible with my microphone head set. Technology can be so wonderful...NOT. Done ranting....

I missed my friend's, Linda, birthday. It was on the same day as my sisters so not sure why I forgot. Gosh I've been friends with her for over 10 years. Oh, my brain these days......



Here's how I made it:
Card Base: Recollections cream colored card stock. A2 size.
Layer 1: Dark green. Cut a little under 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. The paper was something I bought off of a really nice lady who was moving and de-stashing all her crafting supplies. 
Layer 2: Gold card stock. This is cut at 5 1/4 x 4. I had bought this paper from the "nice lady" as well but I'm pretty sure it's recollections It's has speckles on it. I've seen this in the 12 x 12 paper they sell there.
Stamp: Stampin Up Wildflower Meadows.

I used 3 different finger daubers. I used Gumball Green for the leaves, Summer Starfruit for the flowers and Midnight Muse for the hummingbird and butterfly. I also used the finger dauber for the Swiss dot background using Gumball green again. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

<Kim



Friday, September 4, 2015

Scrapbook Layout - Kyle's 20th

I came across this paper and chipboard embellishments as I was going through my boxes (and boxes) of crafting stuff in my garage. I knew I wanted to scrapbook Kyle's 20th birthday and thought this would be perfect.
This is My Mind's Eye paper.

On this page there is a 12 x 12 base with lots of numbers on it. I seemed to have covered most of it up. Then, I cut a strip (4" x 12") of the chevron and placed it on the left side with a bit of off white baker's twine wrapped around. The "20" is from the card I made him. I completely dissected the birthday card I made him for this layout. Over to the left are 3 bottle caps (Oriental Trading) that I put a 1" circle punch and the chipboard buttons that came in this kit. The "Party" was in the kits as well. I put seam binding through the slits.
Typically, I would put a journal tag on each photo but found this one in my stash and was able to write everything on it.


This is a close up of the "20" and seam binding I put in the slits of the "Party" chipboard word.


Now, I really dissected the card I made him for this layout. I cut the sentences in strips and placed them on the page. The journal tag was in my stash and I put the sentiment from us, his family, on it. 
The Friendship tag was in my stash as well. I found the chipboard "photo" word in the clearance bin at my local craft store. I inked it with Vintage photo distress ink then put glossy accents on top. The pin wheels came from the kit. I added the white in the back so they'd pop off the page a little bit more.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3Kim

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Just-A-Scrappin design team weekly challenge - Labor Day

Thank you for joining me for the Just-A-Scrappin design team weekly challenge. This week the challenge is Labor Day. Now, this is a holiday that most people don't quite know what it's all about. You see the same colors as 4th of July and Memorial Day. So, what is it all about and why do we get a day off from work?

"Originally, Labor Day was used not only as a day to celebrate the worker but as a time to put forth objections and to strategize how to address injustices against workers. Labor Day celebrations began with street parades, concerts and picnics to honor workers. Over time, Labor Day morphed into a day free of work and filled with festivities that include speeches, displays, sporting events and public activities." Quote from www.getsmarter.com. I'm sure there's more info than this.

Now for the card.....


To stay in tradition with the Red, White and Blue colors I made this card using copic markers (B24, B26, YG93, YG67, Y38, Y18, R35 and R46), copic paper that I bought through Simon Says Stamps, my new Stampin Up "Corner Garden" stamp and a sentiment from the "Circle of Spring stamp" and dies that I bought from Janis Lewis http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
The white card base is 110 pound Recollections. I added a layer of red from American Crafts then the copic paper. 
I felt like it needed just a little bit more so I used my Wink a Stella clean pen on several of the pedals and Ranger white opal liquid pearls.

Note: I did a video but due to unforeseen circumstances it turned out really awful...lol...dogs, kids, etc.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3Kim

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Note cards for bingo prizes

Last conversation I had with my Grandma she had mentioned not wanting the stuffed animals anymore for the Bingo prizes. They play Bingo several days a week at the nursing home she is in. She has over a dozen on her shelf. I thought maybe they'd want note cards so, I called the activities director, Sean, and he liked the idea.

Here is what I came up with:

The card base is from the David Tuttera designs. I used some rub ons I had in my stash. Simple but elegant, right?

The card base is from David Tuttera designs. I used rub ons for this too.

This card base is from David Tuttera as well. I used rub ons but did this one a bit differently. I put the rub ons a seperate piece of card stock and colored them with copic markers. I fussy cut them out then glued them on the card base. I took my black gel pen and added some dots around the flowers here and there. 



The card base is Recollections (110 lb). I added a layer of black card stock then a layer of black dotted paper (Recollections). I cut another layer of white, inked the edges a bit and stamped the bee,
flowers and the sentiment.


The card base is Recollections (110 lb). I added a layer of green and grey which I embossed with my dotted swiss embossing folder. The stamp and die set is from Rubbernecker stamps. I had got this at the Scrapbook Expo. It's one of my favorites. I used Tim Holtz distress pens to color the image. 


The card base is Recollections (65 lb). I used my large Chevron stamp from Just Right Stamps. I placed a piece of mask tape across the card base. I inked the stamp up with Stampin Up pool party.
The Hello stamp came from TPC studio. 

Thanks for stopping by!

<3Kim

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Just-A-Scrappin desgin team weekly challenge - Use your favorite embellishment or technique

Gosh, where do you begin when having to chose your favorite embellishment or technique? One of my favorite techniques is to make a card with dimension...things that pop up or pop out. I especially like doing this with butterflies.



Here's what I used to make this:
Card Base: American Crafts (A2 size card)
Brown and White poke a dot: Coordinations (Joanns)
Butterfly stamp set: Hero Arts DC134
Circle Dies: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Circle Stackables
Ink: Stampin' Up Primrose Petals
Other: Pink Wink of Stella
Punch: 1 1/4 inch circle

To watch how this was made click on this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7nZoSvlpAI

Thanks for stopping by!

<3Kim

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

School Themed Banners

For the last 3 years my teacher friends ask me to make "things" for their classrooms.  I already posted a video of the Apple treat boxes I made but didn't share the banners.

Get your pencils out class because you need to take notes...lol....

I used the base of the banner from the Decorate! Celebrate! Cricut cartridge. I cut them at 7 inches wide my 11 inches high.
The chevron design came from The First Few Years Cricut cartridge. I glued them on very carefully so that they were all even.
The circle was from When I was a Kid Cricut cartridge. It has a base, which I did in black, and a top layer that I did in white.
The font is Don Juan.
On the banners with the circles I used my Ek Success 1 1/2 inch punch.








Thanks for stopping by!

<3Kim

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Just-A-Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Glitter and Shimmer

The one thing I like about being on the Just-A-Scrappin design team  www.just-a-scrappin.blogspot.com is that the challenges give you the opportunity to use techniques that you may not have done for a while. Here's a perfect example.

Don't forget to click on the Just-A-Scrappin link above and check out all the amazing projects the design team has done.


Here's how I did it....
The Shimmer Paper is from Crafter's companion. http://crafterscompanion.com
I chose the pink for the card base, the yellow for the flowers and green for the leaves.
I put a touch of Martha Stewart glitter (peridot) to highlight a few of the leaves.
My eBosser machine needed some dusting off. I love that I can use the 8 1/2 x 11 embossing folders. 

Here's the link to my YouTube Channel so you can watch how I made it....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_xPFjfrhoQ

Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3Kim

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy Birthday - Flowers In A Jar

I'm going crazy with my stampin' here folks! Now, this card took a little longer than the cards I usually make but I think it was worth it. I have the dies that match the flowers and stems but it was taking me so long putting them through the Big Shot that I just fussy cut them.
It's hard to tell in the picture but I popped up the mason jar.
After I colored the jar with my copic markers I put some Glossy accents on it.

 
Here's what I used to make this card:
Card Base: Recollections
Layer: My Mind's Eye "Find Your Wings and Fly"
Stamp Set: Paper Smooches "Botanical 3" for the flowers
                  Recollections - For the little mason jar. No name listed on the packaging
                  Paper Smooches - Party Animal
Ink: Stampin Up
        Crisp Canteloupe
        Primrose Peddles
        Crushed Curry
        Gumball Green
Copic Markers: B00, B91, C1

Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3Kim


Happy Birthday - Gear It Up

Coming up with ideas for masculine birthday cards is such a challenging ordeal! I knew I wanted something with gears. I went into CDS searched gears and here's what I found.

 
 
Here's what I used to make it:
 
Card Base: Recollections 12 x 12 Craft card stock. I cut 2 card bases at 5.5 x 8.50 folding it at 4.25.
Cartridge: Paper Lace 2. I used rust colored DCWV card stock. I cut it at 5.5 x 4.25 but it didn't quite make the whole size of the card base. I liked it. This die cut has 2 layers to it but I only cut the one with the gears.
Stamp set: Paper Smooches - Blissful Banners. I stamped it out on the remaining of the card stock, fussy cut it then backed it up with white card stock and fussy cut it again.
Other: Paper Studio black and white circle enamel dots.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 
<3Kim 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cricut Explore Project - Make It Now "Love and Sympathy"

Using the pre-designed card cartridges and images sure make it easy to do multiple amounts of cards, quickly made cards plus you can add bling, buttons, ribbons, etc. to give it your own special touch.

If you'd like to watch how I made this click on to this link and it'll take you to my youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lKqf1rb04M


Here's what I used to make it:
Card Base: Recollections Grey card stock
Blue: Scrap
Flowers: Shimmer scrap
Leaves: Stampin Up (Sorry I don't know the color. It's a scrap).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3Kim

Birthday Card - Make a Wish

I absolutely love the Penny Black stamps. http://www.pennyblackinc.com/. Here I've made a simple birthday card using the "Flower Sparks" stamp set and a bit of inking using my Tim Holtz Distress Pens.
 
If you'd like to watch how I made it click on here and it'll bring you to my youtube channel
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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<3Kim

Birthday Boy Pop Up Card - Super Hero

I'm making several cards to donate to our local Senior Center. Here's one I'm especially fond of.
It's fun to come up with your own designs but quite often I make pre-made cards from the CDS just because they're so stickin' cute!

If you'd like to watch how I made it click on here. This will take you to my youtube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L82zaq86cwI




Here's what I used to make it:
Card Base: DCWV Generation Tech
Red Insert: Colorbok (Walmart)
Blue: Scrap
Cricut Cartridges: CTMH- Artfully Sent (Card)
                              CTMH - Artbooking (stars)

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<3Kim



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

August Calendar

Here's the calendar I've made for my Grandma. Every month I send her a new one. Since there aren't any holidays in August I just did a butterfly theme. She likes butterflies.

Here's the YouTube link if you'd like to watch how I did it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZnn4XsIvOs

Here's what I used to make it:
Base: Bella Blvd.
Calendar Circles: Designer's Calendar (10" x 11")
Numbers and Letters: Cricut Classic Font - Chunky
Vines: CDS Free Image - Creative Bug (5" and 2.5")
Butterflies: Home of the Holidays - Spring (1" and 2"0
Paper: American Crafts and scraps

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<3Kim

Classically Modern Cards 1-7

I started a series a few weeks ago for the Classically Modern Cards but haven't had a chance to post them to my blog until today. They are all on my YouTube channel so, I'll post all the links here and if you're interested in seeing how I made them go ahead and click on the link(s) below. These are being done in order of the manual not CDS. From here on out I'll have the videos and pictures individually.

Card #1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxyU4SJBr6Y

Card #2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DazQ5Qqkup8

Card #3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j38tglcYn2M

Card #4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMsK7ydw5vk

Card #5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOqG2y5xX1o

Card #6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCwFNpQHZYE

Card #7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyrUw6baf6A


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<3Kim

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day

My husband is really hard to buy gifts for. So, I like to do things that make him feel appreciated. He works very hard for his family. Here are a couple of things I made for him.

This is a card that Kyle and Jordan will be signing. Kyle spent the night at a friends house in Westwood so he'll be home this afternoon and Jordan is still "counting z's"...sleeping.

I posted this on the Cricuteers blog www.cricuteers.blogspot.com with all the cartridge info, etc.



 
 
I cut this sign from the Happy Father's Day Cricut cartridge. I measured it out as big as it would fit the mat.. 10.5 x 11 then added a back behind it to make it stand up. The back comes from Happy Hauntings and I used the Halloween Frame. I deleted all the parts except for the piece that holds
up the sign.
I've placed it on our kitchen table right where he sits and eats. This morning we'll make him his favorite breakfast. French crepes, scrambled (lightly) eggs and pure maple syrup. 


 
 
 
This is not a typical card. It's a single layer design. The cup is from Summer Celebrations Cricut cartridge. The original cup says "Happy Father's Day". In the CDS, I ungrouped the images and took off the wording then added my own. I grouped it back together, used my Cricut pen to do the writing and there you have a custom card. I wrote on the back of it using a white gel pen.
 


 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
<3Kim