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Hi everybody! Sorry I've been a bit out of touch this month. It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my dear sister who lost her battle with breast cancer. I will miss her yesterday, today, forever, and always. She was a mother of twins too, a very special bond we both shared; a very talented graphic designer and an avid card maker; and she just loved the craft world.
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Hi everybody! This week I'm sharing a sweet summer card with red and yellow plaid pattern papers that resemble summer picnics with family and friends. These adorable chicks remind me of chatting with friends and family sitting around catching up on life.
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Happy 4th of July! This week I"m sharing a 12x12 scrapbook layout with a patriotic theme for July with some great pictures of my boys from our trip to Vail, Colorado awhile back. Because I'm always behind scrapbooking, but that's ok as long as I'm still documenting our special trips.
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Hi everybody! This week I"m sharing super easy gift card holders with personalized embellishments from Craft Fantastic number image sheets for my twin boys 8th grade continuation/graduation. And a surprise recycled item I also used to create these unique gift card holders. Perfect for those upcoming Graduations, Weddings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, or any special occasion, just change the patterned paper, and personalize the sentiment with Craft Fantastic letters or number image sheets.
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Happy Valentines! Whether you celebrate February 14th or not you can always use a simple card for a lovey dovey type occasion any time of year, just change the sentiment. And if you do make Valentines cards, don't fret, there is still time to sneak in some card making before Tuesday. I'll show you how I made these quick and adorable cards for my daughter and three sons with just a few supplies and lots of tips too.
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Happy New Year! I hope 2017 finds you happy, healthy, and crafty. And speaking of crafty I continue our family tradition of making "thank you" cards after the holidays. I was taught by my mom, who was taught by her mom, to send thank you notes for gifts. And it's my ongoing resolution to continue that tradition with all four of my kids too. Of course in today's day and age they would rather send an email note, which I think is better than nothing, I prefer they do it properly. So, if I make the handmade cards then they will write a special note and sign them...
Happy Holidays everybody! My personal "thank you" for your kind words and support this year and every year as I continue our monthly Christmas GIVEAWAYS!!! If you don't know about it, we are having a crafty giveaway every week in December. Yep, that is one prize EACH week! Now go enter prize #3 below and tell all your crafty friends and family to follow our crafty adventures and get in on the fun too!
Week #3 Prize: is a New 5-pack of Embellishments from Doodlebug and American Crafts. I LOVE these, don't you? They are super cute and fun on cards, layouts, or any craft project. And I'll toss in some surprise goodies for you too!
To enter use the Rafflecopter box below.The more boxes you check the better your chances and a winner will be selected randomly and announced next week. Good luck and Happy Holidays! ~Kim and family
Happy December everybody! Only 24 days until Christmas. Can you believe it? Where did the year go? Yikes! So much to do...gotta get busy. And one of my holiday traditions is to make lots of special holiday tags to have ready for present wrapping in the coming weeks. And this year I used Epiphany Crafts Tools to make them super special, one of a kind, fast and easy, even the kids can help too! And NO stamping, but you could. Maybe a little to/from stamped on the back or on frosty's lower half.
Hi everybody! I'm back again with a Spideriffic Hallow's Eve card loaded with die cuts, punches, ribbon, and jewels. And another card with NO stamping! Can you believe it? It's easy when you use Epiphany Crafts and a few tools and coordinating collection pieces. Click "read more" below on the right for more details...
Hi everybody! I'm back again with a Spooktacular Halloween Tri-Fold Flip card or "Z" card that is loaded with super fun, cute characters, patterns, and details. And NO stamping! Can you believe it? It's super easy with Epiphany Crafts and this wonderful paper collection where everything from the alphabet, characters, pattern papers and stickers all coordinate. It makes all your projects super easy when everything matches in fun Halloween colors. Click "read more" for more details...
And if you like what you see and want to see more, click the pink button below to follow my crafty adventures. You'll never miss a post, blog hop, tutorials, giveaways and more. Thanks for stopping by! ~Kim
Happy Birthday, America! Let's Celebrate our Independence! Well, almost. But first, I thank you for joining me and the super talented designers from the CardMaker Blog Team and the Clearsnap Team, as we Blog Hop together today sharing our one of a kind projects using amazing Colorbox Chalk inks. (see tutorial and a supply list below)
DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee-Challenge: For a Man or Boy!
Little Tangles Challenge #69- Embossing
Split Coast Stampers Challenge: CAS383-Good Ole Red, White, & Blue
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC151 -- Color Challenge
Welcome to the 3rd Annual "Blogs 4 Boobies" Blog Hop with over 60 designers and sponsored by Skipping Stones Design (SSD). It's a 7-Day Event that I am honored to be a part of this great cause that is near and dear to my family, as we celebrate my little sister being “cancer free.” But not everybody is as lucky. We honor those we've lost; encourage those in treatment, fighting the fight; and we cherish those deeply who have survived. We salute all of you for your bravery and courage! We all know somebody...AND YOU CAN HELP US STAMP OUT CANCER!
Hi everybody! I'm sharing on the CardMaker Blog once again a technique that's an oldie, but a goodie—Ribbon Inking! Have you ever searched and searched for the perfect ribbon to match your project, only to come up empty handed and frustrated? Well, stop searching and create your own...like I did on this gorgeous folder embossed card I created with no stamping! Add some ribbon and flowers and you have a great card for many occasions like Mother's Day, Graduation, Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Thank you, and more. Get the step by step tutorial and all the materials I used over on the CardMaker Blog. Thanks for stopping by! ~ Kim
Challenge #68- Anything Goes
DCC511 ~ Use Your Leftover Supplies & Paper
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Emboss It (folders, heat, or paste)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Flowers
Happy Wednesday everybody! Hop along with me and my talented team of designers from the Cardmaker Blog & American Crafts. As we each share lots of wonderful, vibrant, spring projects from the super talented Amy Tangerine's *NEW* Better Together Collection. WOW! What fun we had creating projects from this amazing collection of shapes, bright colors, fun patterns with a retro twist, and lots of really great embellishments. See below for Blog Hop list, tutorial, and a list of supplies I used...
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?
Follow me on Facebook and Twitter or join my "NetworkedBlogs" on the right sidebar of this blog and never miss a thing from your favorite designers or manufacturers! ~Kim
Other Blogs I like: Skip to my Lou-Made by you Monday
Happy New Year! I just love this robot stamp from Eat Cake Graphics for so many occasions. Go check them out, they have great stamps that are very versatile for any occasion. I stamped the robots on cardstock, heat embossed in black, and colored with Copic markers.
Happy Holidays everybody! Do you love pattern paper as much as I do?
I don’t know…I collect A LOT of it. So, now it’s time to use some of it. I mixed and matched teal green wood grain, red bandanna, a quilt print, and a candy cane print. WOW! I told you we were using A LOT of pattern paper, but I think they represent this holiday card pretty well. Don’t you?
So get your prints out and see what you can come up with and post them to My Kraft Kloset Facebook page. I’d love to see them.
I created this card for the Eat Cake Graphics design team. Using the card above as a guide, start with a kraft colored card base, and adhere the three different pattern papers down.
Project / Nominated: Merry Christmas Gift Card Album made by (me) Kim Klinkovsky was picked out of over thousands of nominees as a Top 10 Finalist in the Paper Crafts / Scrapbooking category with this adorable gift card holder album, made all from toilet rolls! Click the picture above for craft tutorial and complete instructions.
Tune in to TheCraftys.com to see the winners announced live via streaming video on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. / 5 p.m. MT
Or if you can't watch it live tonight, you can catch it afterwards on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkHLNYzkOSE
Congratulations to all finalist in The Craftys!
Happy Fall Y’all! I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this time of year when all the leaves change colors and the elk and moose come out in abundance. I made this wonderful card for my design team Eat Cake Graphics. This incredible stamp is one whole piece and reminds me of my gorgeous Rocky Mountains with it's shimmery snow capped mountains, green pine trees, and the moose...
Thinking of you...always...is a sentiment I like to use a lot. I try to make a bunch of these all occasion cards throughout the year, because something always comes up and I need a card. I made this card with just a few embellishments and scraps. Do you save scraps? How do you store your scraps? What do you do with yours? I've seen some fancy storage and organization ideas on Pinterest, but I just have a bin full of pattern paper scraps in no particular order, but it's in one place. So, every couple months I grab it and make cards from the scraps. Use what you've got, right?
I am so excited and honored to be the guest designer this month for:
The Paper Girls Challenge #88 Sept 21 - Sweater Weather
Who’s ready for sweater weather? I love this time of year when the leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, pumpkin is everywhere, and you start seeing the patterns of the season. And we have a lot of Fall birthdays in my family, so you will see a lot of birthday cards in the coming months. This week I was inspired by the plaid sweaters you see this time of year and created this card with my sister, Tami, with NO stamping. None!
I know, right? We were stunned too! LOL
We started with a red card base and a square punch (one inch or 1.5").
And punched out our squares from three different pattern papers from the same coordinating 6x6 pad: green, brown, and plaid. Then ran them through the Xyron sticker maker, cut the squares in half, and adhered them to another square. Layered the squares in a pinwheel quilt pattern to a larger red square and adhered to a larger brown square to create a frame or a double matte. Add some colored adhesive pearls for some shine, add buttons, bakers twine, and a tag sentiment. And you have a great masculine card or a neutral card for Fall, Christmas, or any occasion.
Plaid isn't just for the holidays!
Supplies: AC red blank cards; Authentique: Believe Collection 6x6 pad;
Square Punch; Adhesive pearls; Doodlebug buttons; AC bakers twine;
Pebbles banner sentiments; Glue dots; and a Xyron 1.5 sticker maker
Now lets see what you can make with a little imagination for our next theme "sweater weather" and enter your creations. Click the logo picture below for more details on how to enter by Sat, October 3rd. Good luck!
I also entered this card in these challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge-For a Man
Little Red Wagon Challenge #307 - Try Something New
Skip to my Lou - Made by you Monday
Happy 19th Anniversary to my perfect frog! Because I did kiss a lot of frogs before I found my perfect frog. I love you! I paired these two adorable Eat Cake Graphics stamps together to create an Anniversary card, even if they'd go really well for Halloween. It's fun to stretch your imagination and use your stamps for other occasions too. And I love frogs, so I had to use a lot of them. The pink and green prints go really well together. Doilies are all the rage these days and I love these polka dot ones from Doodlebug made a nice background. I colored the stamp images with Copic markers and made them sparkly with a rainbow of glitter pens. I stamped Toad sister three times and cut out two extra frogs and an extra wizard’s hat and adhered to card. Get your "other" holiday stamps out and see what you can make.
Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1177-I, Greta and her pull toy
1188-K, Toad sister
8068-E Perfect frog (text)
I entered this card in:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge: #257 - Anything Goes
Christmas in July is the theme this month. Are you thinking about Christmas cards yet? I'm at the thinking stage still. I search Pinterest for ideas and several craft groups on Facebook. Then I'll start about Sept/Oct. Are you working on those holiday or vacation albums while you have some extra time this summer? I made a mini album to document one our favorite memories of carols, dinner, and hot coco on the "Santa Train" at Christmas time through our beautiful mountains. It was just precious to see them write out wish lists and see their faces when Santa arrived and visited with each child and picked up all their lists.
For more info on the Santa Train click "here."
I found this album by Making Memories and it was a recipe book album. So, I bought two. One for our favorite family holiday recipes and the other to make this adorable album. I used a combination of Doodlebug Christmas and BoBunny North Pole and Blitzen Collections of pattern paper and die cuts. The colors and patterns worked really well together. Added just a few gems and train stickers throughout to remind you, we were on a train. With a touch of journaling to tell each pages story. I just love how it turned out.
I entered this in:
CraftySteals Third Thursday CHRISTMAS IN JULY Challenge!
I'm published...again!!! I'm sooooooooo excited to share the news with you that CardMaker Magazine selected four of my cards for their Autumn 2015 issue. The digital copy of the magazine is available now and if you are a subscriber you can login "here" and see the whole beautiful magazine now. The paper issue will be mailing mid July. Go see your copy now...100 pages of gorgeous Fall and Halloween ideas and projects to get started on.
I am pleased to announce I can finally share my cards with you, but you'll have to pick up a copy of CardMaker Magazine for a materials list and instructions. Sorry! But the magazine is totally worth it!!! It's only approx. $6 US per issue, sold at specialty stores or online. It is published quarterly, and is one of the few still publishing paper copies. So if you'd like the Autumn issue you have until end of September to get your copy. Because the Winter issue comes out in October. (which I have one card in that issue too). But once you have a subscription, you have access to 2 years of back digital issues and you can download them to have forever.
So, lets have an Autumn GIVEAWAY...leave me a comment below about what you think of my new projects and what your favorite part of Autumn is and I'll announce a winner next Saturday, July 11th.
Thanks for all your kind words and support!
Patriotic is the theme to get ready for Independence Day! What are your plans? Do you love barbeque's with friends and family? Fireworks? Or a quiet day at home? Whichever it is, enjoy your independence and celebrate! For this card the BoBunny paper really shined...
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