Monday, August 22, 2011

Halloween is Coming!

Hello Crafters!

Who loves Fall?  Anyone that knows Abby and I know that Fall is our favorite time of year.  You can visit our houses anytime during Fall and find tons of foilage, fall colors, and the scents of Autumn decorating the house.  This week, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps released their August release and it was full of Halloween images.  I just couldn't resist ordering the whole collection!  I cannot wait for them to arrive.

The following card is my card entry for the CPS Card Sketch #232 and this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge - Make it Spooky.  The card sketch is below:

I started the card by cutting the base and then cutting a spider web from black using my Cricut and Wild Card cartridge.  I then used some scrap halloween themed paper to cut the three background squares.  Finally I colored my Kraftin' Kimmie stamp (Vic the Vampire) with my Copic markers and cut both the focal image and the focal image background using my Spellbinder Squares and my Sizzix Big Shot.  To finish off the card, I added a few embellishments I found lying around in my embellishment case.  I hope you enjoy it and Happy Crafting....maybe I'll keep making Halloween cards for a while...

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Here's a change up!  The Stamp TV team challenge for Friday Free For All featured a bookmark instead of a card.  The challenge was to make any kind of a bookmark so I chose a traditional style.

I punched a border from Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant cardstock using my brand new border punch from Stampin' Up.  I am really liking this one!  :)  I then stamped an image on regular cardstock and colored it using my Memento markers.  You saw that right, Mementos, not Copics...I'm kind of feeling like a rebel today.

I then sprayed the stamped image using my Gold Smooch spray to give it some glitz.  I assembled the bookmark by layering a couple of layers and then attaching the punched border on either side of the base.  I finished by punching a hole in the top and tying on a So Saffron ribbon.  It was oh so quick, but still a fun challenge!


Simple Things

This is my card for the Gina K. Stamp TV Inspiration challenge for Mix it Up Monday.  This is the inspiration photo:

This photo really makes me think of simple, lazy days in the rocking chair surrounding with bright and cheering things.  In my card, I tried to capture this simplicity.  I hope you enjoy it...


Kimmie Challenge #91

Hello everyone!

I wanted to show you all my entry for KKS challenge #91: Use a flower, ribbon and chipboard.

I stamped the brand new CLEO (get her HERE) on Ginak K Designs Pure Luxury white cardstock and colored her with Copics and cut her out with a spellbinders scalloped circles die. Then I layered some basic brown cardstock with a piece of patterned paper from DCWV "Natural" stack and machine stitched around it.  The embellishments are some random things I found in one of mom's drawers, along with a chipboard tag stamped with the word {love}.  They tiny purple crystal at the bottom started out clear, and I colored it purple with a copic marker to go with the image.



The Places You Will Go...

Good Evening Crafty Friends!

Abby and I have had an exciting weekend.  We had our monthly stamp club yesterday.  We really had a good time.  We made two new cards and a small box to hold candies.  The candy box was a nice change of pace from all the cards.

It is hot again today in Dallas so we opted for staying in and crafting the majority of the day.  Well, Abby is still trying to organize her stamps and I am crafting.  LOL

This card is my entry for this week's CPS Sketch Challenge and Kraftin' Kimmie's challenge #91, which is a recipe challenge.  The card should have 1 flower, 1 ribbon, and 1 piece of chipboard.

I colored the awesome Lucy, a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp, and cut her out closely to be able to place her over both of the layers of cardstock I had cut to mimic the sketch.  Since Abby and I both love to read, this is the perfect stamp for us.  She is most definately one of our favorite Kimmie stamps.  I added a sentiment, bow, and chipboard tag which has a "hello" sentiment stamped on it.

It was really fun to create this card.  I hope you enjoy it!


Sunday, August 7, 2011


Good Evening Friends!

Abby and I have had a busy day today.  We have been attempting to build some custom storage space for our Stampin' Up stamp pads, but we have failed miserably just wasn't in the cards for us to get the product finished so, we decided to cut our losses and make a card for the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #90 - Distressed.

This card features the relatively new Cheryl Alger stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie, Friends Are for Hugging.  I love this line of stamps and this is the first opportunity I have had to ink this one up.  I began this card by distressing the first layer of cardstock, inked the edges with distress ink and then adding a nice designer paper. 

I decided to paper piece the dress with the same designer paper and color the rest with my Copic markers.  To go with the flower motif within the image, I cut a nice leaf pattern using my Sizzix and Sizzix dies and then I cut a scallopped oval to layer the focal image.  I airbrushed a paper flower with red and yellow to match the color scheme and then applied glitter to the flower within the stamped image and the leaves I had cut with the Sizzix.

I hope you enjoy viewing the image as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Happy Crafting!