Hi everybody! I'm honored to share my first assignment posted earlier this week up on the CardMaker Blog. I was tasked with creating something with the theme "celebrate & decorate." So I channeled my twin boys who turn 13yrs old this month and chose to make these metallic gift card holders and coordinating party favors to surprise them. Click on the CardMaker Blog for a complete tutorial, materials list (including the Xyron sticker maker), and step by step how to use your holiday craft stash in a new and exciting way. It's a new year and a new design team. Check it out, follow our crafty adventures, and be sure to comment and let us know how you use your holiday craft stash in new ways. Thanks for stopping by! ~Kim
Happy 13th Birthday Boys! We Love You! xoxoxo
Hi Everyone! I'm excited to share with you my first Blog Hop sponsored by May Arts Ribbon & CardMaker. We were tasked to create something with gorgeous May Arts Ribbon with a Valentine's theme. This Blog Hop will give you a jump on tons of ideas to make for all your loved ones for the upcoming Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Birthday's, and so much more.
For this Hop, I created an A2 sized card from red cardstock, punched out several hexagon pieces, used shiny red metallic foil, and created this beautiful heart from this gorgeous adhesive rose ribbon. Click the pictures above for more instructions and see below for materials list and blog hop.
The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) 2016 Conference & Trade Show (CHA MEGA Show) is the largest craft trade marketplace in the world and just wrapped in Anaheim, California. All your favorite craft manufacturers from over 55 countries, conducting business, under one roof. They will teach over 3000 retail buyers and shop owners how to sell the new products, take orders, make connections to grow their business, have face time with customers, designers, and make new professional relationships.
Unfortunately, we, the general public is not invited, but if you are a craft store owner, you should attend this Mega Craft show to learn, touch, and see all the brand new products, place orders, attend many classes and make and takes, network with the experts, and strengthen your skills for today’s economy. So, you can sell and teach your customers how to use the products. Click the pictures below to see more new products and collections arriving in your favorite craft stores very soon. Comment below and let me know what new products you are excited about? Or what new crafty technique do you want to learn this year?
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It's winter time and once again our whole town is blanketed in fresh new snow. And my three sons are hoping for a snow day, so we can sleep in and then go sledding! I won't lie, I am too! lol. Anyhoo...before I go sledding, let me share my newest project. I've been wanting to create a home decor piece for a while now. So, over our holiday break I finally sat down and created this 12x12" piece that I could either scrapbook, put on a canvas, or frame it.
I started with these two gorgeous stamps from Eat Cake Graphics. Go check out their whole collection.They are all beautifully detailed. I stamped the house on white cardstock first, as to center it, then stamped the lake shoreline stamp twice on each side of the house to create the scene. Sprinkled it in metallic gold embossing powder, and heat set, to make it warm and inviting.
I used glossy accents to create 3D glass windows. Click the smaller pictures above for more detailed instructions. Once dry, I colored the windows with Copic markers to create warmth. Added some icicle glitter glue and shaved ice to really make it snowy all over. Tore the bottom edge, border punched the top with more snowflakes, adhered to blue snowflake paper, and then adhered the whole piece to this lighter 12x12 snowflake paper. Cut out a matching tag and adhere with a border at the bottom of the page. All the papers are from the same kit, which is great, because they all coordinate, and have coordinating stickers and tags too. I love kits!
I added stickers for the title, the large white snowflake border, and wintery words on the bottom. Adhered a few navy metal shimmery snowflakes. And scattered some adhesive rhinestones all over to make it sparkle some more. I hope I've inspired you to use your craft supplies in a different way. Enjoy the snow...we will! ~Kim
Eat Cake Graphics Stamps: 6040-Q, 52 Winters Lane (house) and 7068-P, Lake shoreline; Echo Park Wintertime paper kit & stickers; Fiskars Snowflake border punch or edger; Ranger Stickles icicle glitter glue and green xmas stickles on wreath; Shaved ice; Copic markers; Glossy accents; Glue painters tape; Creative Impressions blue metal snowflakes; Adhesive rhinestones; Versamark clear watermark ink; Ranger super fine detail metallic gold embossing powder; and a Heat gun.
The Paper Girls Challenge #95 - Home/Family
WIW Color Challenge ~ Navy, Light Blue and White
Thank you for all your kind words and support these past years I've been blogging and creating online. I truly appreciate it! I always make my own cards and send it homemade from the heart. A phone call or an email is fine, but my mother and grandmother always hand wrote thank you cards and I've always carried that tradition onto my kids. So, I have them each write a few sentences to thank everybody for their presents. Do you make your own thank you cards after the Holidays or do you get a box from the store? Whichever way, it's important to say "thank you."
I am announcing a HUGE notch on my list of achievements. Back in November an editor with CardMaker emailed me and asked me if I wanted to join their Blog Team. Ah...YES!!!
I don't think I even took 5 seconds to accept. Oh! And keep it a secret until January 4th...OMG...they don't know me! That was the hardest part. I do confess I told my family and a few close friends and swore them to secrecy. I did abide by their wishes and kept it off the internet until today. And NOW I can shout it from the roof tops "DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE."
CardMaker has been my favorite magazine for many years and this truly is a dream. And it's been an amazing privilege to have been published in three issues. My next adventure will be as a contributing writer and designer for the CardMaker Blog Team online. As you can imagine, I am over the moon with excitement! Thanks for all your kind words and support! Now click on the logo picture and check out this creative blog, including the 5 wonderful ladies listed below I'll be creating with. I hope you sign up and follow our crafty journey. We've got great projects, themes, blog hops, and more coming your way. What a wonderful start to a new year! ~Kim
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