Saturday, September 16, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things #64


Hi Friends, Welcome to #64 of Inspired by all the little Things. I was a little bit challenged by the inspiration photo so I went pretty literal. I love the colors tho! I broke out my Lawn Fawn Jar stamps and dies to create the jars. I added copper embossing powder to look like the photo. 
For the flowers I used Wplus9 stamps and dies, called Southern Summer Florals 2 for the flowers stamped with Momento Pear Tart. The background was ink-smooshed with Peacock Feathers distress ink. The sentiments are from SSS. 

Our guest this week is Shannon Jaramillo. Being on this design team allows me to meet crafters I would not have known and I love that!
Come on over to the blog and see what else we're sharing this week!
Kim






Saturday, September 9, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things #63


Hey Friends, We're baaaacck! Back from summer break and ready to share some inspiration with you. For #63 at Inspired by all the little things we have a pretty coral and mint photo. 

I choose to pull out a Penny Black Floral set and stamped it with Hero Arts Cantelope and Mint ink. I stamped  the Simon Says Stamp sentiment (Thoughtful Messages) in Desert Sand. 

Using Pebble's DIY Home patterned paper I put the card together and added gold enamel dots. 
This week's guest is Bev Kastman Buenker. Hop on over to the blog and see what pretty inspiration Bev and the team have to share! 






Thursday, August 17, 2017

Aloha


Hi Friends, How are you? I have a card today that is for several challenges. I'm not done making summer cards yet and I'm not done with summer! I love it and don't want it to end. 
Although I didn't use a Hibiscus flower on the my card, I have the colors from the inspiration and the overall tropical feel going on. My pineapple is Avery Elle colored with zigs. The sentiment is also Avery Elle, a word die cut with gold foil paper layered on top of 3 white die cut words for dimension. 
The colors in the Color Throwdown were also used. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Kim


Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Add a sentiment
Color Throwdown 456 -Color Challenge
Curtain Call Challenge-Hibiscus



Monday, July 24, 2017

Curtain Call and others


Hey Friends, I'm playing in some challenges today. When I saw the Curtain Call Challenge  Surf's Up inspiration photo I immediately thought of this Avery Elle Hello Chum stamp set because it had a surf board. I had two of these sharks colored up on my desk waiting to be used on a card. 

So I colored a surf board to match. Not knowing what I was going to do with the shark and surf board, I looked and found Case this Sketch 231

Following Jennifer Mcguire's tutorial, I inked up a square block with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, sprayed it with water, put in face down on a piece of water color paper and set something heavy on it for a while. The result was this great inked square which was the base of my focal point.

 I stamped the fishing rod and fish hook strategically on the square, and adhered my shark and surf board. A sentiment and waves stamp from the same set finished it off.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Kim

Sunday Stamps Salute to Summer (color challenge)




Sunday, July 16, 2017

SSS Wed. Challenge


Hi Friends, I'm playing for the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge-Use plaid and Freshly Made Sketches, but I changed the square to a rectangle.

This week's sponsor at Simon Says Stamp is Lawn Fawn so I used this "Shellfish" stamp set and LF Plaid paper as well.

I'm also entering this card in LawnFawnatics #8 -Summertime Fun

If you have any questions about products used, please leave a comment. 
Gotta Run!
Kim




Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Challenge 91


Hey Friends, Just a quick post to share a card I made with some Simon Says Stamp products.

 I used the July 2017 card kit for the paper. These Echo Park papers are fabulous. I sacrificed heavily to use this cute cool treats paper because on the back is the most beautiful aqua/mint stripe! I only have one piece! Boohoo. 

I wanted to pair this paper with another SSS stamp, Ice Cream Dream to match. I quickly colored them and added glossy accents. 

I have to make 4 birthday cards for some local card club friends and this "the challenge" sketch helped me make quick work for this card. 

I hope to be back soon with a few more cards I made. Enjoy Summer!
Kim






Other challenges-Crafty Catz Anything with optional twist Ice cream
4 Crafty Chicks-Summer Celebration, my card is summer birthday
Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes option, birthday sentiment is on the inside.


Supplies-Simon-Says-Stamp-Card-Kit-of-The-Month-JULY-2017-HELLO-SUMMER
Stamp-SSS Ice cream dream Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-ICE-CREAM-DREAM
Copics, Glossy Accents

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Water you up to?


Hey Friends, I was playing with my new Simon Says Stamp July card kit today. 

The bikini die is so cute! I cut my bikini out of Copic-friendly paper and colored it like a water melon.

 The coat of glossy accents I put on it changed the color a bit. Before that the colors matched the patterned paper much better. I cut the banner shape with an Avery Elle die set, set some white eyelets and strung it with baker's twine. I can't wait to make some more cards with this kit. 

It is raining here yet again! Hope to have some sun shine soon! (but I won't be wearing a bikini :o)
Kim

Always Fun Challenges -Fun at the beach