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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! I'm up on the Craft Fantastic Blog sharing this bright and colorful 12x12 layout project with one of kind handmade embellishments I made using Craft Fantastic products and my scrapbooking supplies. I was inspired by these new butterfly images and the flowers in my garden I've photographed over the years.
With Craft Fantastic products you can customize your scrapbook layouts and make them unique using these fabulous images. This one is so colorful maybe I'll frame this one for my craft room. Once you try it, you too will be hooked on a new hobby. It's fun, easy, and the creative possibilities are endless. Now hop on over and check out these stunning products, get a complete supply list to try for yourself, and a step by step tutorial on how I made this gorgeous layout on the Craft Fantastic Blog.
FUSION - Truck Bouquet
Paper Sweeties Challenge | April 2017!
7 Kids-April 2017 Challenge #7-Anything Goes
Simon Says: Spring Color Inspiration
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This week we celebrated my youngest two kids birthdays, who are fraternal twins. And of course I made them birthday cards, but not just any cards. These are fun die cut flip cards, that my boys love, and they are similar, as you can see, but different. Just like them. Happy Birthday, Boys!
Happy Holidays everybody! Don't show up empty handed to all those holiday or New Years parties you will be attending this week or next. You can never go wrong with a bottle (or two) of sparkling cider, sparkling juice, or a favorite wine, of course too! Give the gift of giving with these special handmade bottle tags and your Hostess will appreciate it. And with Epiphany Crafts Tools you too can personalize any tag for any occasion. The possibilities are endless.
I hope I've inspired you to get out your punches, pretty papers, stickers, and create something awesome. Cheers!
From our house to yours, I am so thankful you follow my crafty adventures...Happy Holidays! ~Kim and family
Happy Birthday, Mom! We had a lovely special lunch just me, my little sister, and our parents. It's never just the four of us, with no kids and no husbands. It's usually the fourteen of us or more. lol. And my mom finally attended her first craft show and even won some free products too! A very fun day and lots of laughs with my sister too (Riley stamps are a hoot).
And as some of you may or may not know, this time of year, I make A LOT of family birthday cards (like nine, before I start Christmas cards) and Fall themes are my absolute favorite, but this year I wanted to make something different and try some different products and techniques. Click "Read More" to see how I made this card...
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
Hi everybody! Are you a fan of the *NEW* Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons? I'm not sure yet, I need more practice, I think. They are different than you think and take some getting used to. I was given a set of the neutral color pack to play with and I've tried them a couple different ways. And I will tell you...experiment with various paper types, baby wipes, your fingers, and water to see the different effects you can get with these crayons. Because they do react and blend differently than what you are used too. See below for tutorial and supplies...
Little Red Wagon-Let's Hear It For The Boys
DCC511 ~ Use Your Leftover Supplies & Paper
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Hi everybody! I'm up on the CardMaker Blog sharing another fast and easy idea for making beautiful cards in 10 minutes that look like you spent all day. I created this gorgeous card for my parents to celebrate their 48th Wedding Anniversary! I absolutely LOVE pattern paper and this Authentique paper collection is just stunning. So, get ready to cut up those pretty papers you’ve been hoarding...I mean saving (ha!) and let’s get started. Get a step by step tutorial and all the materials I used up on the CardMaker Blog. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! Love~Kim and family
Little Tangles Challenge #68- Anything Goes
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Happy Wednesday...Who wants cake? Join us for an exciting Blog Hop and a Giveaway too! Hop along with me and the talented designers from the Cardmaker Blog Team and The Greeting Farm as we each share our one of kind unique projects using these fun and whimsical stamps. Check them out. They really have a great variety to choose from.
See tutorial below...
Happy Thursday everybody! Hop along with me and the talented designers from the Cardmaker Blog Team and Ranger Industries. As we each share lots of wonderfully creative projects using the *NEW* Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. I can't wait to see what everybody created...
Happy Spring! I hope it's warming up where you are. We had 4" of snow just two days ago and today it's mostly melted, warm, and sunny. But it will snow again...that's just what it does in Colorado. It's also the day after my daughter's birthday, so I can share with you the card I made her. I wanted it bright and happy for Spring and this Amy Tangerine collection really delivered. I love this modern look with a retro a twist with the mod shapes and cassette tapes.
First adhere the pink and yellow pattern papers to a card base. Punch out nine label shapes from four sheets of pattern paper, run through a sticker maker, and adhere to card. I layered two ribbons on top of this cool pink burlap ribbon. Add flower embellishments, enamel dots, music note stickers, and the "sweet life" sticker in the middle. And another card with NO stamping. See Challenges and a supplies list below... ~Kim
Hi everybody! I'm sharing heat embossing tips and techniques up on the CardMaker Blog where I created a sample board to show you how to keep it all straight. Because with so many different inks and embossing powders it can be overwhelming. So hopefully I cleared up some of the confusion.
Easter is Sunday, March 27th and I wanted to get a jump on making some cards. On this Easter card I used two different heat embossed techniques. Can you tell which ones?
See a sample board I created that breaks it down for you up on the
CardMaker Blog. And get a complete supply list to make this Easter card. Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Girls Challenge-#98 - Show me Some Sunshine: I created a sun from die cut embellishments and used banners as rays.
Easter 4CC #288
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Love is in the air...but first I needed to make a February Birthday card for somebody special. And having three sons and one daughter, I rarely get
to make anything girly. So, when I do, I go all out. I wanted it pink and pretty. And I LOVE to mix and match pattern papers.
See tutorial and supplies listed below...
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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Do you sometimes need cards fast? Do you make thank you cards? Come see how I took one 12x12 sheet of pattern paper and turned it into six "thank you" cards. I learned from my Mom and my Grandmother at a young age that it's important to take the time to thank people with a written note. I still do that, usually with a handmade card. I have since passed that etiquette down to my four kids and hope they carry it onto their children. Yes, sometimes they moan and groan (as 3 of them are boys), but I hope they are learning why gratitude is important.
Once you have all your card fronts attached you can add little touches. I added some sparkle on the center trees with a glitter pen. Added some flower embellishments to keep it kind of flat for mailing. Stamp sentiment on the outside and inside. In one hour or less you can have six cards made in no time. I had to make more than six cards so I used a few sheets from the matching MME 6x6 paper pad too. If you pick really detailed pattern paper, this makes it look like it took you a week to stamp it all. I always look for a deal on my craft products and usually save 50% or more on whole collections, so everything matches. See below where you too can get daily deals posted to Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. Have fun!
My Minds Eye 12x12 Vintage Christmas pattern paper
Recollections Ivory A2 cards/envelopes (at Michaels)
Stampin Up Wheel and stamps
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint
American Crafts Glitter Ribbon
Copic Spica Atyou clear glitter pen
Prima Flowers (I won in a giveaway from Prima and G45)
1/4" Red double sided sticky tape
Daily Craft Deals:
Happy Birthday lil' Sister!
Yes, our Fall birthday's continue. I love Fall A LOT and usually make everybody cards with a Fall theme, but for my sister this year I wanted to do something different. One of her favorite colors is purple, so this is me, going all out for purple...see tutorial below...
Happy Birthday, babies!
My adorable twin niece and nephew turned 1 year old this month. What a year and so blessed they have joined our family! As I've mentioned before, there are A LOT of Fall birthdays and A LOT of cards to share with you this month. These adorable Sesame cards I created from free clip art I found on the internet and just printed them on white cardstock via my color printer. The clip art was already colored in, so I didn't have to do that step. But you could totally print it in black/white and color it in yourself. I've been playing around with layering, punches, and framelits lately and these creations are what came out of that. It's not often I get to make a "girly" card, so I enjoyed searching for purple and pink things to compliment this card, and thought "Abby Cadabby" resembled my niece. My happy, smiling nephew always has his mouth open, so "Cookie Monster" definitely worked for his card.
Bazzill solid cardstock
October Afternoon "sidewalks" 6x6 paper pad
My Minds Eye "hootenanny" 6x6 paper pad
American Crafts Premium ribbon
Sizzix Circle Framelits
2.5" and 3" Circle punches
3" Scallop circle punch
Glue Dots small
Tombow MONO Adhesive Permanent runner
5 x 7" finished card sizes
Valentines Day is just around the corner...here are just a few Valentines Collections I found that I really like. I do make Valentines Day cards for my husband and kids every year along with a little treat. Sometimes, if I have time, I make cards for my parents, sisters, and kids at school too. I just love the pink, red, and black and all the hearts.
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