Sunday, September 28, 2008

Under the Sea

I have to start off by saying Happy Birthday to my big sister so “Happy birthday Tracey!!!” Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Now that I have gotten the super important stuff out of the way, you know what time it is…. FFF challenge announcement. So for this week Jen decided we are going to make “under the sea” cards. Anything “under the sea” related. I think she wants to use her Rubbernecker fishes.

Have you seen Rubbernecker stamps yet? They have such a cute selection and they are pretty cheap. Here is the site if you want to take a peak

As always, I would love to see what you come up with for this challenge. Remember posting a link to your creations in my comments will enter you for my monthly blog candy.

Happy Crafting,

Friday, September 26, 2008

Pop up card

Sorry this post is going to be short and sweet. I have had a crazy week! I think life should be slowing down a bit in the next couple weeks and I have some fun in store for all my Blog readers. It just seems like there is not enough time in the day lately. On with this weeks FFF challenge.

This was a fun challenge. I will admit I had to do a little taping so I could get a good picture of my pop up card. I was still in a Fall mood so hope you like the colors. I used more of my Target Dollar Spot paper:) Here is a picture of it closed. I like that it folds flat.

Here it is when it's popped up

And here is a close up of the image and sentiment.

To make this card I used the tutorial from Splitcoaststampers. In case you aren't familiar with it I used the SU! Happy Harmony set for the sentiment and image. I heat embossed them in gold. The leaf paper was from the Target paper pack and so was the striped paper, and the ribbon. I added some primas and brads to the front of the "box" area.

Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoyed our pop-up cards this week. Make sure you check out Jen's card.
Did you make a pop up card. If so I would love to see it! Please post a link in the comments.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Crafting,

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pop Up Cards!

This week I thought I would challenge Jen to Pop up cards. There are so many different ways to make pop up cards, but I am going to use this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers. I LOVE how this card looks. The directions don't look too difficult either.

I made a pop up card a few weeks ago for a challenge on Scrap N Circle. They had an 8 week long cardmaking contest and that was one of the challenges. I wasn't too happy with how that card turned out, but it was my first try.

Hope you decide to play along with this challenge (remember there is a chance at blog candy). Go here for information about my monthly blog candy.

Happy Crafting!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Autumn Reflection Scenery

Happy Friday! I got my reflection card all done!! Woo Hoo! It was actually easier than I thought. I found a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers that was really easy to follow. So what do you think?

To make this card first I stamped the tree image on a piece of transparency then while the ink was still wet I "stamped" the image from the transparency to my cardstock. Then I inked the stamp again and stamped the image above the transferred image. The image from the transparency looks faded, giving it the "reflection" look. Here is a close up.

Next I added some grass and leaves with my Bic markers. I wanted an autumn look to the card. I then cut the image out and matted it on copper paper. Then I cut out a piece of striped paper to 5"x5" and matted that on beige paper. I then cut a piece of orange and gold paper to make a 1.5" strip down the left side. I then wrapped 3 different ribbons around the orange paper and around the right side of the striped paper. I then glued the pattern paper on my 5.5"x5.5" card base. Next I added my matted stamped image and I was done! I actually got the layout from Splitcoaststampers too. I think it's sketch challenge 193 (it might be 192 I don't remember).

All of the pattern paper and ribbon I got at the Target Dollar Spot! What a deal! The paper came in packs of 8 sheets and the ribbon had 3-6 styles depending on the width and you got one yard of each.

So did you give this technique a try? If so I would love to see what you came up with. Well it's back to work for me tonight:( I wish I has some more time off I was enjoying being home. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!!!

Sorry for being so late with my Blog Candy winner! Since there weren't too many entries this month I put them all in a hat and pulled out the winner.....



The winner is..............................................




You can see her winning card here

(forgetfulone please email me at
with your address so I can ship your prize out)

For those of you new to my blog click here to learn all about our
FFF challenges and how to enter to win monthly BLOG CANDY! Our challenges are given on Sunday and our creations posted on Fridays - so make sure you check in to see what we make!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Reflection Scenery cards

Some of the past few FFF challenges have been new techniques for me. This week is no different. Jen has decided it’s time we try reflection scenery cards. These sure look gorgeous when they are done. Hopefully I can find an easy to follow tutorial and come up with something fabulous. If you have any tips or good tutorials let me know!

I hope you are enjoying our FFF as much as we are. It’s nice to have a project to work on. Remember to stop by Friday and feel free to post any challenges you would like to see! I can't wait to see your reflection scenery cards. Don't forget about my monthly blog candy.

Happy Crafting, Kimmy

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sympathy card

This card was pretty simple to make. I have such a difficult time with sympathy cards. The sentiment is nice, but I just couldn't seem to figure out what to do with it. Then I found this American Crafts paper and went from there. 1 stamp and a lot of layering is all it took to make this card.

I started by stamping the sentiment on the solid blue side of my double sided pattern paper. Then I cut it out and matted it on cream. I then matted it on the pattern paper and then again on the blue. Next, I cut a piece of the pattern paper to 4 5/8" x 6 5/8", I then matted that on the blue. I then wrapped a piece of blueish ribbon around the lower portion and glued that to my 5x7 card base. Finally I glued the matted sentiment to the center of the card front.

See simple! I will admit I like the layout, but I don't know if the paper went with the sympathy theme like I originally hoped. Don't forget to check out Jen's sympathy card.

So did you make a sympathy card this week? I have seen a couple all ready. It's been a long week and I promise this weekend I will draw a winner for August Blog Candy. I was very busy all week then somehow hurt my back so today I am trying to take it easy. Stay tuned Sunday for our next challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Supplies: sentiment - Paper Inspirations, ribbon by Michaels, pattern paper by American Crafts, Cardstock by Bazzill.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

With Deepest Sympathy

I have always had a difficult time making sympathy cards. I don’t know if it’s because it’s not a “happy” category, or because I just can’t seem to find the right words. So for this week I decided to make our challenge Sympathy cards. I haven’t been too successful with any of my attempts, so I thought it was about time to try again. I can’t wait to see what Jen comes up with. I may have to do some searching for ideas.

Do you make sympathy cards? For a while I didn’t feel like I could make an appropriate sympathy card, but maybe I can. I would love to see your sympathy cards. Maybe they can give me some ideas. And remember to post a link to your sympathy creations in my comments to be entered for blog candy.

Happy Crafting,

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bleach - not just for cleaning!

Happy FFF everyone. Sorry this post is a little late in the afternoon I got to bed pretty late last night and had a ton of running around to do this morning. Well let me know what you think of how I used the bleach technique.

To make this card I first stamped the cat image with embossing ink then embossed it with black embossing powder. Next I used bleach and a paint brush to paint in the whole image. I then colored over the eyes with green prismacolor pencil and the yarn with orange prismacolor pencil. Then I took the paper towel I had my bleach on and tapped it all over a piece of orange cardstock. (this actually created a really neat background) I then cut the cat image and layered it on the orange paper I dabbed the bleach on. Then I matted that on copper shimmer paper. I then cut the pattern paper to 4"x5.25" and wrapped a piece of brown ribbon around the lower portion of the card. I next added my fish brads to the ribbon. Then I added my double matted image to the center of the card and glued the whole piece to the orange A2 card base.

Here is a close up of my Kitty and the bleached paper I made.

I really had fun with this challenge. Jen created a Gorgeous flower card using this technique. Make sure you check it out. If you made a card using the bleach technique I would love to see it.

Happy Crafting,

Supplies: stamp by Inkadinkado, card stock by Bazzill, pattern paper by DCWV (fall stack), brads by Creative Impressions, Ribbon by Midori double faced satin ribbon, prismacolor pencils, bleach, black embossing powder.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Vellum card

Here is my Vellum card (finally). Sorry it's such a large image we had some computer problems and still haven't gotten all of our programs installed.

For this card I started by stamping my image on vellum with black Staz On. Then I colored it in with my new Bic Mark-It markers. I then took the pattern paper and crinkled it up so it looked worn and tore it into 2 pieces . Next I cut a piece of green pattern paper to 4"x5.25". Then I put 3 square brads at the bottom of the green paper. Next, I glued my two torn pieces staggered on the green piece. Then I used square brads to attach my colored image to the pattern paper. Finally I glued the whole green pattern paper to my card base.

So what do you think? Sorry this was so late. Things have been a little hectic and we have been having computer issues. Make sure you check in tomorrow for our Bleach challenge.

Happy Crafting,