Saturday, April 15, 2017

Inspired by all the little things 52

Hi Friends, Welcome to Inspired by all the little things Challenge 52. I kept it clean and simple this week. Sometimes people comment that I have the perfect stamps for each challenge. In this case, I did buy this Avery Elle stamp set with the challenge in mind. I had wanted a City Scape stamp for a long time so I got one! So for the inspiration, I focused on the city buildings and the stripes.

This set is perfect for masculine cards! It came together in a flash because I just heat-embossed and diecut everything. The striped element is washi tape. I just added a little zig marker and water behind the clouds and some enamel dots and it was done!

Our guest this week is Renee Matarese. 
Have a good week.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Power Poppy Challenge-Grab that Spark

Hey Friends, today I'm entering the Power Poppy Monthly challenge with 2 cards. I had purchased these digital stamps a while back with my Nephew in mind. He loves fishing and so do many other men in my family so these were perfect for them all. 

In the challenge there are 3 sketches to choose from. For my first card I chose sketch 3. I colored the image with Copics and put the card together using the sketch. I added a paper clip and feather to give the illusion of a fishing fly. I mailed this to my Nephew this morning.

Since I printed my image in my printer, I may as well  have printed 2 on the same page! The paper I used is X-press Blend It by Copic. The card below uses Sketch 2 from the challenge. I moved the small rectangle to better suit my card. This one uses grosgrain ribbon and enamel dots as embellishments. 
Now my father-in-law's card is done for Father's Day. Yippee!  

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #51

Hey Friends! Thanks for stopping by to see my card for Inspired by all the little things Challenge 51.  The inspiration photo has an adorable cupcake with chicks so I pulled out my new-to-me Lawn Fawn Chirpy, Chirp, Chirp set for the chick. 

I Copic colored the chick and egg and set him on a stitched circle die. I used this week's wonderful Mojo Monday sketch to put together my card. The cute papers are from Echo Park Easter 6x6 pad, even the brown solid comes in that pad. Yea! Spring is here!

Our wonderful guest this week is Lisa Lara. Come on over to the blog and see what she and the design team have to share.
Until next time!

Mojo Monday 491-Sketch & Contest
Repeat Impressions DCC 45 -Add a die cut
Cards and more -Easter Cards

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #50

Hi Friends, Welcome to our 50th Challenge at Inspired by all the little things! We are thrilled to be celebrating this milestone with you all and we have each invited a guest to our party! 

I have invited the talented Tracy McDonald. Her blog is I wanna build a memory. I know you all know her for her fabulous coloring skills. She has been a fabulous blog friend to me over the years. Head over to her blog to check out the card she made, won't you?

I chose to be inspired by the cake, the wood floor, the colors and the leaves in the photo.  I used Winnie and Walter "Sugar Rush" set for the cake and the Winnie and Walter "The Party"set for the sentiment. 

Copic markers were used to color the cake and the stand and sentiment were Gold heat embossed. The flowers are from Avery Elle Laurel and the leaves are punched with a MS leaf punch. As you can see, I made a shaker card with gold sequins mix from Lucy's. 

I am posting this from Florida while visiting Mom but I'm coming home Saturday night and will join in the celebration fun then!
Hugs, Kim

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Welcome Little Miss Croghan

Hi All and Hi Lesley! Welcome to the surprise Virtual Baby Shower for Baby Girl Croghan! Some of Lesley's wonderful friends put together a blog hop for her. Since she's the creator of the "Inspired by all the little things" design team I'm on, I wanted to join in the fun. 

I pull out a retired stamp set illustrated by the super talented Marcella Hawley. I love Copic coloring this image especially when I can match it to some sweet patterned paper. It's K&Co. and I'm sure it's also no longer available. I used an embossing folder, a punch and a button and twine to embellish. 
I sent it in a glassine bag with a tiny clothespin to close it up. 

There are many participants in the event so come join the hop and see everyone's cards here

Lesley, I wish you and your husband all the best! 
Hugs, Kim

Inspired by all the little things #49

Hey there, It's time for Inspired by all the little things #49! For the bunny in the inspiration photo, I pulled out Reverse Confetti Hippity Hoppity set.

 I stamped the images on PTI Rustic Cream card stock (has textured flecks in it) to mimic the pillow background and colored with Prisma Pencils. I fussy cut them out and set them on a SSS tag. I set the tag on a grey card base covered with spring-y paper and added grey enamel dots. 

 Come on over and join the fun!
Hugs, Kim

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #48

Hey Friends, Welcome to Inspired by all the little things challenge # 48. Glad you stopped by.

 This week we have a pretty sky photo inspiration that you can interpret however you'd like. I chose to do a galaxy background with sponged Distress Ink.

 After watching a few You Tube videos I gave it a try. I used some yellows and purples and finished the edges in Chipped Sapphire.

Then I splatted with water and with Copic White. Some vellum clouds were cut with Lawn Fawn Clouds border dies and I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Believe Stamp. 

Leanne Elliott is our guest this week. I hope you join the design team and I by making a card for yourself!
Kim :)