Sunday, December 21, 2008


Here is another card that I will submit to Hero Arts Sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Kimba :-)


Hello all-

Remember in one of my previous post, I mentioned that I love Christmas in New York City???............well, here are a few pics that took that shows what it looks like here. I have continue to stop by. One of the pics is where The David Letterman Show is taped - the NBC Studio. Another pic is of Radio City and that is where we have the Rockettes and the famous Christmas Show held. The last picture is of the Broadway Show - The Lion King. My hubby surprised me and the kids and took us there to see the play and it was AWESOME and the costumes......they were OUTSTANDING!!!

Oh...and BTW...I am also posting pics of my children out in the snow on Thursday. We had a snow storm and the kids wanted to go out and play....

Again....I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE NYC at Christmas time! Thanks for stopping by!

Hero Arts Color Challenge

Hello all....

Happy Holidays to you all. Are you finished your shopping as yet? Never still have until Wednesday to get your gifts.

I enjoy this season so much. With all the blogs and websites showning all the creative ways you can make handmade gifts, ornaments, and gets me into the creative spirit....and when I feel creative, I love to get involved in challenges and contest.

The cards that I am posting are cards that I submitted to This is an AWESOME website that sells rubbber stamps, inks, embellishments, as well as how-to videos. When you get a chance, please check this website out and come back and post a message on what you thought of it...I would love to hear what you think.

But, in any case, the challenge on the Hero Arts Blog was color combinations. They gave different color combinations (ie. teal blue, brown, pea green, taupe, and burgandy) and you had to use them in your project - card, scrapbook layout, or project. I submitted 2 cards and this is what I came up with. Oh yeah, BTW, you had to use one of their stamps on the project....another requirement.

Let me know what you think of the cards. Making these cards were ALOT out of my comfort zone, or what I typically make - my cards are pretty much clean lines.....alot of symmetry, simple. These cards - I think at least - were more collage-like, which is a challenge for me...

So a comment b/c I love to hear your feedback. Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure that you have a HAPPY, SAFE, and CREATE-LOTS-OF-MEMORIES Holiday!!!!


Kimba :-)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My "Secret Santa' Cards

Happy Holidays......

The Holiday Season is certainly upon us. Where did the time go??? ....LOL!!! But I must admit, that Christmas is my all time favorite season. I love the buzz in NYC that this season brings. The department stores have outstanding window displays. The malls have the Santa and his elves ready to take pictures w/screaming kids...LOL!...(did you ever take one of those when you were little?) and here in NYC there is a radio station that plays Christmas songs 24 hours a day!! - I could listen to Nat King Cole's "Chestnut Roasting on an open fire" all day long.....
In any case, (I could go on forever) I am apart of a Secret Santa in one of my Yahoo Groups and part of the gifts that I am giving my special person is a set of 4 cards made by me. Here are the cards that I am giving her.

Leave a comment b/c I love the feedback. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kimba :-)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

HOLLY JOLLY Christmas Card Supplies

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card:

Paper - American Craft Paper (this paper is awesome b/c it is 2-sided)
- Metropolitan High Rise #92542 (the striped side)
- Metropolitan Sushi Bar #92541 (the Beige-like piece of paper in the middle)

Black Grossgrain Ribbon
Black Cardstock
Michael's $1 Rubber Stamp - Present
Bada Bling Rhinestones
Corner Rounder
Paper Trimmer

If you have any questions, please feel free to email at or leave me a message on my blog.

Thanks again for stopping by and have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Have a HOLLY JOLLY Christmas

Hey all-
It's 1:24am in the morning and I have just finished Jackson's Multi Cultural Project that he thought was due on Wednesday....which we later found out upon him leaving school yesterday afternoon, it was actually due today. So he and I worked hard to finish up all we had started over the weekend and cut and taped stuff down....He organized it and showed me how it needed to be laid out on the 3-D poster board. I cropped the pics and taped them down while went to sleep. He did an excellent job and I am soooo proud of him. I will take a pic and post it to my blog for you all to see....

I am posting one of my many Christmas cards that I had made recently and guess what....I created a tutorial on how to make the card too! I will upload the video as well as the supply list.

Thanks for stopping by, and please leave feedback. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to hear your questions and comments.
Kimba :)

Monday, November 24, 2008


Hello all-

I know that it has been a longgggg time, but I am slowly getting some free time. My son is graduating from 5th grade and between Open Houses and his monthly projects & book reports I am wiped out most of the time....LOL! Oh, and let's not forget the 3 times a week football practices and my daughter's twice a week ballet "new" title is not Mom, but CHAUFFER.....LOL!!!

In any case, I have lots of stuff to you all. Here is the 1st of 7 projects/cards that I have been working on. It's a Get Well card and as promised, I will list the supplies.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a HAPPY BELLY BUSTIN', GOOD-FOOD EATIN' Thanksgiving!!!!!.....I know I am...

Kimba :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

CARD FRONTS - My New Favorite Thing!!!

Hello all-

Here is my NEW favorite thing that I have now decided that I love making - they are called CARD FRONTS. You make a card, but just the FRONT of it - hence...CARD FRONTS....LOL. The concept is that all you would need to do is attach the card front to any premade card and VOILA! a CARD IS BORN!!!!

Here are 3 Card Fronts that I made. Let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

There's No One Like You & Be Happy

Hello All-

Long time...huh? There are so many things going on. My oldest son is a senior. he is in the 5th grade and will be graduating from school this June. So, I have been soooo busy researching schools and setting up Open House appointments b/c before you know it, this school year will be over. This has been keeping me VERY addition to my kitchen is getting re-done by my landlord, and there are boxes all in my office/scrap room. It has caused me not want to enter into the "mess"....but I have have neatly arranged it now, that I am able to do a little creative stuff. Here are 2 cards that I created.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 13, 2008


Hey all-

I just wanted to let you all know that there seems to be something wrong with my blog in that I have tried several times to post all the suplies that I used in my last 5 cards and for some reason it will not take. I wanted to let you know that if you want a list of supplies that I used, please leave a comment and let me know. I would be more than happy to send them to you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :-)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Okay....real quick. It's 3:15am and Mr. Sandman has me in a 'sleeper hold' and I am fading

I made 2 Note Cards today and the reason for that is because alot of people are starting to ask me for them. They do not want cards, just a little something that they can scribble a quick message on and give to someone.

Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by!

Good night...for real this time....LOL!

Kimba :-)
SUPPLIES : Spring Chick Card
* Making Memories Primary Brads
* Yellow Organza Ribbon
* Black Cardstock
* Lime Green Cardstock
* Square Scallop Punch
* VersaMark Fine Black Onyx Ink
* Spring Chick Stamp - Micheal's $1 Bin
SUPPLIES: Just for You Note Card
* Pumpkin Orange Cardstock
* Yellow Cardstock
* White Cardstock
* Multi-colored Ribbon w/wire
* CB Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
* VersaMark Fine Black Onyx Ink
* Oval Punch


Hello all-

Today is September 8th and it is the FIRST DAY of school for my two older children. Jackson is now in the 5th grade and Kennedy, she is now in the 1st grade. I remember when I was bringing them home from the hospital.....and now they have grown up into awesome little people. In any case, today is their first day of school and that is so great for me - WooHoo!...that means more time for me to scrapbook & make cards!!!

I am attaching 4 Card Fronts that I made for a Card Swap that I am apart of. What Card Fronts are (I just learned this today too, so don't feel bad if you don't know) are the fronts of the cards....did I just confuse you? The are ONLY the fronts of that card and what you would /could do is attach it to a standard card. I had alot of fun making them. I hope you enjoy taking a look. I will post the supplies too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :-)
PS - It's 3:02am here in NYC ...and I getting will post supplies foe each card in the morning! Good night!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thinking of You Cards

Hello all-

It's 3:53am in the morning here in NYC and I am finally starting to get sleepy. I just finished 2 of the 5 Thinking of You cards that I am sending a friend of mine. I will post the supplies that I used in the am. I am too scared that if I start typing anymore, it won't make sense to anyone....LOL!


...and thanks for stopping by!

PS - Feedback welcomed!

Thanksgiving Card (for a Card Swap)

Hello all-

How is everyone doing? Labor Day is upon us and back to school is days away for us folks here in NYC. I am posting a Thanksgiving Card that I had to make for a card swap that I am particpating in. I hope you like it. Feedback welcomed!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 18, 2008


Hey! Hey! Hey!

I am soooo excited! Someone saw my cards and asked if I did any note cards. I told her yes and she asked me to put together 3 or 4 samples to for her to see. I did these monogram note cards last night and emailed them over to her to get her opinion. SHE LOVED THEM!!!!! - Yay! She has commissioned me to make her a set. And what is even better, she must have sent the pic to a friend and now she is interested in some too!!!! I am so happy.....I am dancing right now!!!

In any case, I wanted to post the note cards here to let my loyal crafting buddies take a look.

Here are the supplies:

~ CB Embossing Folder - Textile Texture

~ Pumpkin Cardstock

~ Turquoise Cardstock

~ Black Cardstock

~ Beige Cardstock

~ VersaMark Onxy Black Ink Pad

~ DIY Monogram Stamper Kit - Damask

~ Black Grossgrain Ribbon

~ Creative Memories Corner Rounder

~ Pop Dots

Thanks for stopping by!



Good afternoon my Crafting Buddies-

It is a HOT 89 degrees here in NYC!!!!....and I am lovin' every minute of it!!!! Hangin' out here w/my 3 kids....eating ices on the terrace.....the DOG DAYS of SUMMER!!!

In any case, I created a Birthday card for one of my Yahoo groups that I belong to and we are doing a Card Mingle. The theme is Birthday. Let me know what you think.

Here are the supplies:

~Yellow Cardstock

~ Pink Cardstock

~ Turquoise Cardstock

~ White Cardstock

~ Hero Arts Acrylic Stamp (butterfly & greeting) - Happiness Messages

~ VersaMark Onxy Black Ink Pad

~ Pop Dots

~ Michael's $1 Bin Rainbow Ribbon

~ Hillary Duff Iron-On Studs (the pearl-like item)

~ CB Embossing Folder - Spots & Dots

~ Creative Memories Corner Rounder

~ Glue Dots

~ Martha Stewart Scallop Punch
That's it! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Hello all-

Just because....

I love cards that say that because they allow people to give them more special occassion....hence - " just because".....

"just because" you took the garbage out...

"just because" you let me watch my favorite show...

"just because" you changed the oil in my car...

The supplies for this card:

~Beige Cardstock

~Grey Card Stock

~White Cardstock

~Black Ribbon (2 pieces)

~CuttleBug Embossing Folder - Stylized Flowers

~ Michael's $1 Rubber Stamp - Just because

~VersaMark Onyx Black Ink


Thanks for stopping by!



Hello all-
Here is another card that I created. It is called a FLAP CARD. The top of the card opens up and the bottom part folds outward toward you, hence the FLAP card. I hope that made sense...LOL.
This was a fun card to make. It was part of a card swap that I am apart of and I thought that it would be a nice addition to my blog. Here are the supplies used to make this card:
~ Pink Card Stock
~ Olive Green Card Stock
~ Beige Card Stock
~ CuttleBug Embossing Folder - Spots & Dots
~ Scallop Punch
~ Circle Punch
~ VersaFine Onxy Black Ink
~ Hero Arts Clear Design Acrylic Stamps
~ Coluzzle - Circle Template
~ Scor-Pal
This is a great card for you to try and make. Again, if you want step-by-step instruction, please let me know. I will get that info to you - just leave me a comment.
Thanks for stopping by!

All we need is LOVE!

Hello all-

It's me and I'm here to post the cards that I promised. Please let me know what you think. I love feedback!
The card above is entitled " LOVE". Here are the supplies for this card.
~ CuttleBug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
~ White Card Stock ( 4.5 x 5.5)
~ Red Card Stock
~ Real Red SU Ink
~ Glorious Green SU Ink
~ VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
~ Clear Stamp Studio "LOVE" Stamp
~ Hero Arts "A Real Violet" Stamp F2621
~ Pop Dots
If you need step by step instructions, please leave a comment and I will be sure to get them to you.
Enjoy & Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 15, 2008

LONG time no SPEAK!

Hello all-

I know that it's been a L---O---N---G time since we've spoken, but never fear, I am back. I just finished creating some cards that I plan to upload in the morning. Wait!!! is already's 1:43am here in NYC. So, let me re-phrase that.....I will upload the cards that I created later this morning. I hope you all like them. Please leave comments. I love the feedback.

Oh yeah, BTW....I plan on leaving the supplies that I used to make the cards, so that you can give it a try as well.

Look forward to hearing from you all.

Take Care & Be Well, and of course...

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, June 23, 2008



I am getting alot of questions about how I created the butterfly on my Lattic Grid Card and so I decided to post the instructions.

Here is what you will need:

* Butterfly Stamp
* StazOn Ink - Black
* Transparency
* Sharpie Markers (assorted colors)
* Scissors
* Glue Dot (to attach to card or project)

First, ink up your stamp using the StazOn Black ink and then stamp the image on to the transparency. BE CAREFUL not to rock the stamp. Try not to MOVE the stamp b/c the image will smear since the surface of the transparency is slick. After the image has been stamped, let it dry. Once the image is dry, color the butterfly using the sharpie markers. Cut the butterfly out and attach it to your project using a glue dot. I did slightly bend the wings of the butterfly as to give it demension and the effect that it could fly off the card.

I hope that these instructions have been clear. If you have any questions, PLEASE, post a comment and I will get back to you.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 20, 2008


Hello all-

I am so excited about this card that I am posting...and I am going to tell you why.

I bought this *new* tool and I absolutely LOVE IT! It is called the Scor-Pal and it is absolutely amazing. It is a tool that allows you to make perfect score lines EVERYTIME when you are making cards, or boxes, or the Lattice Grid that is done on the card. The tool is SUPER easy to use and I was sent a tutorial on how to create the grid...and in 3 minutes, I was done.

I also tried something else. The butterfly on the card was stamped on a transparency.....yep....the kind that are used on over-head projectors....I stamped the image with Black StazOn ink. I let it dry. I then colored in the wings with a Sharpie Marker, cut the butterfly out and then slightly bent its wings to add demension. I attached it with a glue dot, and VOILA!!!!....this pretty card emerged.

Please let me know how you like it. I love to get feedback!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 19, 2008

More Cards

Hello all-

I am back!!!!!!!

I wanted to make sure I uploaded these cards that I made now before the everyday life stuff gets the better of me. My goal is to try and post everyday, and at the very least....every other day. I am also going to be doing some tutorials, so please stay tuned for that.

Again, here are my most recent creations and thanks for stopping by!!!!



Hello All-

I tried to write this post on Father's Day, but my laptop was giving me trouble uploading the pictures, but it all good now.

Please take a look at the card and let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!


PS - How-To Tutorials are coming soon!!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mother's Day Cards


Hello all.......boy, am I on a roll. I have created 10 of the 16 Mother's Day Cards that I need to. The first 8 have gone postal to my family and the other 8 will be hand delivered to my in-laws.

I will be scanning and posting them as I create them. Please, take a look and let me know what you think.

Thanks for looking & Happy Scrappin'!!!

Kimba :-)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

*NEW* Mother's Day Cards

Hello all-

I know that it has been awhile, but I have been so busy. My plan this week is to start making Mother's Day cards and I have made about 10 out the 16 I have to make...LOL!!!

In any case, I will be uploading the cards daily. I will also be post some prajects that I have completed like a Jacob's Ladder Album and Tag Album.

Please take a look at the cards and let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Kimba :)

Sunday, April 20, 2008



I know it has been a while, but I have a card that I created that I wanted to share w/you. Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Hi again-

Here are some Mini File Folders that I needed to embellish for another swap that I was in. The theme was 'LOVE & ROMANCE'. I had to use reds and pinks. I a really cute rubber stamp to create this "way cool' image. I punched the image out using a sqaure punch, doubled matted it on black so that it would "pop" and that is how I created it.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Scrappin'