Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Journal #2

Hello all -
Here is the first journal that I made using the glue. You are not able to see it, but the covers are slightly bent. I solved this problem by putting the covers between two large telephone books and then topped with a 20 lbs. weight.

Please, leave comments and let me know what you think. If you are interested in the measurements, please, let me know. I used Marcella 3D stickers that just so happened to go with the Anna Griffin paper I used. In any case, enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Monday all!

Hello all -

Today I have something new for you. I created a Chipboard Album and I think that it came out pretty nice. I made it for my sister whose birthday is today. She loves journals...especially handmade ones. So, take a look at it and let me know what you think. One thing that I did learn...using glue warps the chipboard, so when I made this one for her, I used a really strong adhesive & glue dots. Now, i am not sure if the "warp" came from the type of glue I used, but I prefer the adhesive.


Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

CHRISTMAS GIVE-AWAY- WINNER!!!!

Good Morning all -

Hope you had a great Christmas!

And without further ado......the winner of the Christmas GIVE-AWAY Prize Package is...........................................................................................................................................................................


Dee 1219
CONGRATULATIONS to you Dee. Thank you and all the other awesome people for participating!! Dee, please send me an email with your address so I can get your goodies out to you. My email address is kimba7669@yahoo.com and please put in the subject line - CHRISTMAS GIVE-AWAY WINNER!
Have a great rest of the day all!
Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba

Monday, December 21, 2009

HAVE A JOLLY HOLIDAY!

Hey all....

Happy Monday!!! I am still in the mad dash mood trying to get all my shopping done by Thursday..so this is going to be a quick post.

This card I love because I used one of my favorite color combos - Red, Black, & White. The center image is from HeroArts Nature's Silhouettes. I used VersaMark ink and then put Opague White embossing powder on it and heat set it. I just love the way it came out. I am not sure if you can see it and if the scanner picks it up, but on the lower left hand corner, above the word sentiment, I punched out a snowflake and then used some Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter on it.

So much for the short post huh?...LOL!
Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

PS - Remember to add a comment to Sunday's post so that you can be entered for you chance to win some goodies!!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

CHRITMAS DAY GIVE-A-WAY!!!!!

Okay all....

I'm feeling like Mrs. Claus and I have a surprise for you all....

Here's the thing. I have some extra goodies in my stash here in NYC that I
thought would be a great way to share it with you all. Remember, I don't have a digital camera (hope that Santa gives me one) so I am trying to scan the images but it's not working...so I am going to list the items. In the goodie bag there will be the following items:
~ Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads
~ T-Ruler
~ Tim Holtzs Alcohol Inks (set of 3 in package)
~ Making Memories Brads
~ Making Memories Eyelets
~ Chipboard Letters
~ 3 Spools of Ribbon
~ 20 Sheets of 6 x 6 paper
~ Set of 8 Blank Cards made by YOURS TRULY!

Here's what you have to do. You have to leave me a comment on this post with your 3 TOP WISH LIST items for this Christmas. It doesn't have to be scrapbook, or craft related. On Saturday, December 26th, I will randomly select a name of the winner. On Sunday, I will post the winner's name. Any questions? Okay, so you have until December 25th - 12:00 am EST. to post a comment....ON THIS POST....

Good luck!
And thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Celebrate the Season!

Happy TGIF all -
Can you believe it?....that next week, at this time it will be CHRISTMAS DAY!!!!! Wow....I can not wait! I love this time of year especially for my kids. My hubby and I got them a really big gift this Christmas and I can not wait to see the looks on their faces when they open the gift all together.
In any case, this is going to be a really quick post since I still have some last minute gifts to get. This card was simple. Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5. Pattern paper .25 smaller and then the scalloped mat with sentiment in the middle. I hope you like it! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

PS - I am going to be having a CHRISTMAS GIVE-AWAY so make sure you come back later today to find out all about it!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Merry Christmas!

Hi all-
Here's today's card for ya! I used traditional colors this time as well as a little bling. I hope that you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wishing You and Yours a Merry Holiday Season!

Hi all...
Happy Wednesday!!! Eight more days til Christmas!!! Time sure is flying by...and on that note....here's a quickcard that you can put together in minutes. The base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 . The 2nd layer is CuttleBugged using the Swiss Dot Embossing Folder. I lovethese colors because they are not the traditional holiday colors but they are becoming more popular now.

Hope your holiday shopping, creating, and baking is going well. As always, thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Hello all-
I still can't believe that in 10 days it will be Christmas. Where did the time go? Does anybody else feel that way too? I am very excited about this holiday because my youngest daughter Logan who is three, is totally understanding Christmas. She loves the lights and the tree and all the shiny stuff that comes with this time of year. She even has a list that she made for Santa and everyday she says, " Momma, I was nice today; not naughty so tell Santa"....how cute is she?

Well, today's card is just as sweet as my Logan. It has one of her favorite colors (PINK) on the card. This was a super simple card to make - pattern paper, stamped image, some foam adhesive and a word sentiment - you can't get any easier.
I hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Merriest Wishes

Hello everyone....
I know, I know....it's been a longgggg time. Alot of things have been going on from me losing my camera at Radion City Music Hall at their Christmas Show, to my laptop dying, and then my scanner dying as well. When it rains...it pours! So, I guess you know what I have on my list to Santa....a new digital camera, new scanner, and new laptop....not in that order...LOL! I was able to borrow a scanner from a friend who has two, but boy, scanning a card is so different from actually taking a picture. You lose the dimension and charater of the card. But in any case, I decided to scan all the cards that I have been creating and when Santa brings me my new camera on the 25th, I will take all new photos....I have been a very "nice" girl this year...(wink)

Here's my card for today. I hope you like. I would love to hear and see all the projects and card you have been making lately. Thanks again for stopping by!!!

Kimba :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Hey there everybody!
Hope all is well! Today's card was alot of fun to make because I heat embossed a portion of the card and I soooo love to heat emboss. I love to watch the powder melt and transform the image. It's like "magic"...LOL!

This card, i used traditional green and red colors when back to the basics. I hope you like it and give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'M BACKKKKK!!!! - Thanks everyone for your patience!

Hello all-

I am back and up and running. I got my laptop back as well as my internet is working fine. I am so glad to be back in the land of the living...LOL!!! In any case, without further ado, here is my first "welcome back" card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba

SEASON of LIGHT, HOPE, PEACE, and LOVE

Hello friends-
Happy Veteran's Day! It's HUMP DAY...only 2 more days til the weekend. I had been shopping around for Christmas decoartions and I saw these really pretty ornaments in beautiful colors - bright ornages w/glitter, hot pinks & kelly greens...just beautiful! Today's card colors were inspired by these ornaments.

I hope that you like it! Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 - ORANGE
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5.25 - GREEN - Adhere this to Base card
Step 3: 3rd Layer measures 3.75 x 5 - WHITE - Stamped snowflakes on this layer using Stampin Up Rose Passion ink. Adhere to Green layer
Step 4: Stamp word sentinment on white cardstock using Glorious Green Stampin Up Ink. Cut this out and then mat it on green cardtsock. Cut this out, adhere foam dots to the back and then attach to the center of the card
Step 5: Stamp the word sentinment again on white card stock. Color the flame on the image using Martha Stewart Glitter Marker Yellow Pigment Ink. Cut the flame out, add a foam dot and place this on top of the flame on the stamped image. ( I hope that this makes sense. If not, please leave a comment and I will take pics so that you can see the flame)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hey all-
Happy Tuesday! Here is Card #2 of my Christmas card s for this week. This card is super simple to make and is a great card to make if you have to make multiple cards. I hope you like it and I hope you get started on your holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 - CRAFT
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5.25 - WHITE - Run this layer thru your CuttleBug using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder.
Step 3: Tie a Red ribbon around the 2nd Layer. Adhere this to the BASE card.
Step 4: Stamp word sentinment on CRAFT cardstock and cut out.

Monday, November 9, 2009

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Hello everybody-
I hope you all are doing well! I know that I am still amazed that in 2 weeks, it will be Thanksgiving and 3 weeks from that time, Christmas will be here. Does anyone else feel like " where did the time go?" I have been going into the stores and all the Christmas stuff is out. Decorations, Christmas sales, and those cinnamon smelling pine cones. It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...and all of it has gotten me in the spirit of making my holiday cards. I thought that I would share some of them with you this week.

Here is my card and I used colors that may not necessarily be associated with Christmas time. I hope you like it and be inspired to start making your holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 - WHITE
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5.25 - NAVY - Adhere this to BASE CARD.
Step 3: 3rd Layer measures 3.75 x 5 - LAVANDER - this layer was run thru the Cuttlebug using SWISS DOTS embossing folder
Step 4: Cut a strip of purple cardstock 3.75 x 1.5 and cut Scallop edge - Adhere this to the LAVENDER Layer.
Step 5: Cut a piece of LAVENDER Ribbon measuring 3.75 and adhere it ABOVE the Scallop edge. Adhere this layer to the NAVY cardstock.
Step 6: Stamp Christmas Tree image on white cardstock and then cut out. Place this on Navy Cardstock and create a mat. Add foam dots and adhere this off center to the right of card.
Step 7: Stamp out word sentiment in Green Ink on white cardstock. Cut out and adhere to Navy cardstock and create mat. Adhere to the top of the card.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's Been a LONGGGGG Time!

Hello all-

I just want to pop in and let you all know what's been going on and why there has not been any recent new post.

First, I have had and am still have major construction don on the street that I live. Because of this construction, I as well as the other folks on my street have either limited or no internet access. I, just my luck Kimba, have none. So, I am unable to get online. I am typing this post via my Blackberry. In addition to now having internet acess, my laptop crashed - the one w/ ALL my stuff on it...crashed! The good thing about my laptop is that all my stuff can be saved - YAY! - but it would not be returned to me until the 11th of November.

So, with all this said, I want to thank all my loyal follower for their contiued support of my blog. I ask that you hang on in there with me til the 11th because I have over 30 cards to upload w/instructions for you - I continued to create dispite all the craziness!

Thanks so very much for stopping by and see ya on the 11th!

Kimba

Friday, September 25, 2009

PATTERN PAPER Week! - THINKING of YOU

Hi all..
HAPPY TGIF!!! It's here...the beginning of the weekend!! I just love Fridays...don't you? Well, to end our PATTERN PAPER WEEK, I have for you a really soft and simple card. Remember, this weeks theme of Pattern Paper was to show you how to allow the paper you use to be the focal point. I love this paper alot because the colors are soft yet the pattern is bold. I tried to keep it simple and I hope that you like what I came up with.

As always, thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend! See ya Monday!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base card measures 4 x 5.5
Step 2: 2nd Layer - 3.75 x 5.25 -Adhere to the base card - Peach cardstock
Step 3: 3rd Layer - 3.5 x 5 - PATTERN PAPER - adhere to the 2nd layer of card
Step 4: Punch out a Scallop Circle in Blue
Step 5: Stamp word sentiment on Peach cardstock and punch out circle. Adhere to scallop circle using foam dots

Thursday, September 24, 2009

PATTERN PAPER Week! - ENJOY EVERY MOMENT

Hey all-
One more day closer to the weekend and I can't wait!!! Plans to go and hang out w/the family and go apple picking. The kids are excited and so am I! And you know what else I am excited about? The card that I am posting today. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pattern paper. The colors are bold, and bright, and so cool looking that I could not resist using it. The card is super simple to make and I am sure you can create this card in minutes. So, thanks so much for stopping by....

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4 x 5.5
Step 2: 2nd Layer - 3.5 x 5 - PATTERN PAPER - attach this to the base card using foam dots
Step 3: 3rd Layer - Scallop Square 2' - I used the back of the Pattern Paper - it's 2-sided so it co-ordinates
Step 4: 4th Layer - Punched Square 1.25' - Stamp word sentiment - attach using foam dots

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PATTERN PAPER Week! - THANK YOU

Hey there....
HAPPY HUMP DAY! I hope that you are all doing well - two more days til the weekend WooHoo!!!! I am so glad to share with you today's card. Again, I am showcasing the pattern paper. I also did a really cool technique - FAUX STITCHING. The pattern paper has stitching lines on it and so I decided to imitate that along side the top and sides of the base card. I used a white gel pen to do this. It was really easy to do and I really liked the look of the card.

I hope that you try this technique. Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card 4 x 5.5
Step 2: 2nd Layer - 3.25 x 5.25 - PATTERN PAPER
Step 3: Tie a ribbon around the bottom of the card
Step 4: Stamp word image using SU Chocolate Ink - Tie a small bow and use glue dot to adhere to the top of this punched circle embellishment. Add foam dots and adhere to card

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

PATTERN PAPER Week! - FRIEND

Hello all-

Happy Tuesday! Here's the card for the day! I am running out, but when I get back, i will make sure that I list all the supplies as well as the HOW-TO Instructions. Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 3 x 6
Step 2: 2nd Layer - 2.75 x 5.75 - PATTERN PAPER - adhere to base card
Step 3: Tie Ribbon to create bow
Step 4: Punch squares to layer on top of each other (blue, pink, green)
Step 5: Stamp image on green square. Add foam adhesive. Attach this to the center of card

Monday, September 21, 2009

PATTERN PAPER Week! - THANKS from the BOTTOM of my HEART!

Hello all-

Today I have decided that this week I am going to showcase PATTERN PAPER. I am a PAPER ADDICT....I got it REAL, REAL, REAL BAD! So, what better way to enjoy my addiction than to use the paper and allow you to see how you can enjoy your addiction too! (wink! wink!)

Thanks so much for stopping by and please, leave me some feedback. You know that I LOVE to hear from ya!

Happy Monday and have a great day!
Kimba :)Add Image

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4 x 5.5
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 3.75 x 5.25 - Maroon Layer
Step 3: 3rd Layer measures 3.5 x 5 - Pattern Paper
Step 4: Stamp image - 1.25 x 3.25 piece of cardstock
Step 5: Maroon Mat - 1.5 x 3.5 - adhere to card using foam dots

Friday, September 18, 2009

ONE OF THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE IS A GOOD FRIEND

Hey all!
Happy TGIF! I am so glad that the weekend is here. I have so much fun things in store this weekend and I can't wait to get started, so without further ado, here is today's card. I hope that you like it. I am totally into this owl...I think that he is the cutest!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!

Kimba :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

BOO!

Hello all....
It's Thursday and the weekend is almost here - YIPPEE!! Today's card is a Halloween card that after looking at how it came out, I plan to use it as an inviation to my kids Costume Party. i did this really fun technique. I used ColorBox White Pigment Ink and I applied it to the CuttleBug Embossing folder using a brayer. I put the black cardstock in like you would when embossing, and this really funky web look came out BRILLANTLY!! I hope you try this technique.
Thanks so much for stopping by and please, leave me a comment. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read your feedback!

Kimba :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WHAT's UP?

Hey there...
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!! I hope that you are enjoying your week so far. Today's card is following the color Halloween Color Scheme. It was very simple to make and as always, the instructions are below. Thanks so much for stopping by, and please leave a comment. I love to hear your feedback. Have a great day!

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base Card measure 5 x 5 - Orange
Step 2: 2nd Layer (Lime Green) - 2.5 x 5 - Run this thur your CuttleBug using the D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder. Adhere to card.
Step 3: 3rd Layer (Black Scallop Edge) - 1 x 5 - Create scallop edge and then adhere to the card.
Step 4: Tie Purple ribbon on the seam where the scallop edge and embossed layer meet.
Step 5: Stamp Butterfly on both Orange & Purple cardstock. Cut out the heart wings on the purple cardstock and piece them onto the butterfly that was stamped on the orange cardstock. Add 2 black gem stones and foam adhesive and adhere.
Step 6: Stamp word sentiment and add Prima flowers w/brad in the middle. Adhere to card.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - MAKE A WISH!

Hello all.....
Hope you are having a great Tuesday!!! Today's card has a Halloween color palette. Black, Purple, Lime Green, & Orange are often, BUT NOT ALWAYS used when you see Halloween cards or Scrapbooking Layouts. Today's card I followed this color palette. I am running out to the doctor's, so when I get back, I will post the HOW-TO Instructions for the card.
Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base Card measures 5 x 6 - Black cardstock
Step 2: 2 Layer - 4.75 - 5.75 - Lime Green Cardstock - Run this layer thru the CuttleBug using Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Cut this layer into 3 pieces. Tie Purple ribbon to the BOTTOM of the 1st panel and TOP of 3rd panel. Adhere to the base card.
Step 3: Cut a piece of Orange cardstock measuring 3 x 4.
Step 4: Stamp "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" sentiment on white cardstock. Cut around creating a thin white border. Adhere to the orange cardstock. Adhere that to base card using foam adhesive.

Monday, September 14, 2009

THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!

Hello all...
Here's a card that I created w/a new set of stamps I just bought. Since Fall is upon us, I felt that a " LEAF STAMP/STAMPS" were a necessary purchase ....ENABLER ALERT...LOL! I stamped the leaves and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I just love they way they came out. Enjoy the card and thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base measures 5 x5 - Chocolate Cardstock
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4.75 x 4.75 - Taupe Cardstock
Step 3: 3rd Layer measures 4.5 x 4.5 - Turquoise Blue - I cut this layers in 4ths and then ran them thru my CuttleBug using Swiss Dots Embossing folder. Adhere these squares to the 2nd layer of the card
Step 4: Stamp the leaves using VERSAMARK INK, and them cover with clear embossing powder. Let cool and then cut them out. Adhere the Pearl gems stones in a NON-random way.
Step 5: Tie 3 knots in the Jute string and adhere to the stems of the leaves using a glue dot. Place foam dots to the back of the leaves
Step 6: Arrange the 4 square embossed layers to the card using adhesive.
Step 7: Adhere the leaves to the squares. Adhere the jute knots to the stems of the leaf.
Step 8: Stamp word sentiment and adhere to card.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

THANK YOU - Tweet! Tweet!

Happy Thursday!
How ya'll doing? I have the cutest card ever for you today. It measures 4x4. This was quick & easy to create. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base card measures 4x4 - Hunter Green
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 3.75 x 3.75 - Tan - run this thru your CuttleBug using Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Step 3: Cut a piece of Yellow Cardstock measuring 1.5 x 3.75 and adhere to card.
Step 4: Cut a piece of pattern coordinating paper. Create scallop edge. Adhere this below the Yellow piece of paper leaving a slight border ....see card.
Step 5: Punch out Square. Adhere it to card.
Step 6: Stamp bird. Color the bird. Cut out the bird and add foam adhesive. Adhere the bird to the Hunter green square.
Step 7: Stamp word sentiment on Yellow Cardstock. Punch out and adhere to card.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

THERE's NO ONE LIKE YOU!

Hello all-
I hope that you had a great Labor Day! I had a very relaxing & lazy Labor Day - those are the BEST ...right? Today I have been running around getting last minute stuff for my kids as they ALL ( I have 3 kids) start school tomorrow!! Can you see?...Can you see me doing CARTWHEELS???....ROFL!!!
I created a quick card because I still have alot to do. I hope you like it & thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base Card measures 4.25 x 5 - Hunter Green Cardstock
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 4.75 - Pink
Step 3: 3rd Layer measures 3.75 x 4.5 - Ivory - Run this thru your CuttleBug using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Step 4: Trim a piece of Hunter Green cardstock measuring 3.75 x 1.5 and then create a scallop edge. Adhere this to Ivory layer
Step 5: Trim a piece of pink ribbon measuring 3.75 and adhere it on top of the Hunter Green Scallop Edge.
Step 6: Take a piece of twine and tie this on top of the pink ribbon.
Step 7: Stamp owl and color it in. Cut out and add foam dots and adhere to card
Step 8: Stamp word sentiment and adhere to card using foam dots.




















Monday, September 7, 2009

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!

Hey! Hey! Hey!
I you all are enjoying your Labor Day today! My family and I are headed out to a BBQ right now, so I am going to make this post short & sweet!

Here is a card that I created as part of a challenge. The challenge was creating Masculine cards. Here is my take on it. I hope that you like it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Labor Day!

Kimba :)
PS - The cloud stamp had a word sentiment right smack in the center. In the HOW-TO below, I will explain how I was able to stamp the clouds W/OUT the words. You will look at your stamps in a new light!


HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 - Beige
Step 2: Punch out Scallop Edge 3 TIMES using 3 different colored Blue Cardstock. This is to create the waves/water look
Step 3: Stamp BOAT on Beige cardstock. Stamp boat on TWO different orange colored paper/cardstock. Cut out the sail from one of the orange pieces of paper and the base of the boat from the other. Glue the sail and base to the ORIGINAL boat that was stamped on the Beige cardstock. Add foam dots. Set aside.
Step 4: Stamp the CLOUDS - MAKE SURE ONCE YOU STAMP THE CLOUD IMAGE, WITH A BABY WIPE, CAREFULLY WIPE AWAY THE WORD SENTIMENT SO THAT YOU ARE LEFT WITH JUST THE CLOUD. Cut them out. Add foam dots. Set aside.
Step 5: Stamp PLANE on orange cardstock. Cut out and add foam dots. Set aside.
Step 6: Stamp the WORD SENTIMENT and attach a piece if orange string to the top of it. Set aside.
Step 7: Build card!

Friday, September 4, 2009

3D Card - WHAT's UP?

Happy Friday!!!
I am so glad/sad that today is Friday. I am glad because it is the beginning of the long Labor Day weekend. But I am sad because it is a reminder that summer is over. But then I am glad again because school starts next week and all my kids will be in school and I will be FREE!!! WooHoo! It's all so bitter sweet...ROFL!

Okay, to the fun stuff. Here is my card to end the week. It is my all-time FAVORITE STAMP now. It's the Balancing Owls by HeroArts H5144. I stamped the image and colored it in. Cut it out and added foam dots to give it the 3D look. I used my Cricut to cut out a "BLAST" shape and I stamped the word sentiment on that. I also used my Cricut to cut out the grass. I curled the edges to add dimension. To give it some interest, I used Time Holt's Distresss Ink - I used the Peeled Paint first and used Vintage Photo around the edges. I added foam dots to this also.

I hope you like the card. It was so much fun to make. I hope that you have a great weekend and Labor Day!

Kimba :)
HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base Card measures 4.25 x 5.5 - Brown
Step 2: The 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5.25 - White
Step 3: The 3rd layer measures 3.75 x 5 - Mustard Yellow
Step 4: Stamp the owl image, color it in, and cut it out. Add foam dots.
Step 5: Use Cricut to cut out the GRASS on Green Cardstock and the BLAST on White Cardstock.
Step 6: Stamp the word sentiment on the BLAST and then distress it using the Distress Inks by Tim Holtz. Add foam dots.
Step 7: Adhere all the layers and images.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

3D Card - THERE's NO ONE LIKE YOU

Hey ya'll....
Hope al is good. Today is a fun card because here I created a scene. I hope you like it! I stamped out alot of different images from different HeroArts Clear Design stamp sets and then I colored in the images. Coloring images is always fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)
HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base Card measures 4.25 x 5.5
Step 2: 2nd Layer of card (Black Cardstock) measures 3.75 x 5.25
Step 3: Stamp images and color them in and then cut them out. PLEASE REMEMBER, YOU CAN USE YOUR OWN STAMPS TO CREATE A SCENE LIKE THIS.THIS IS JUST A GUIDE. BE CREATIVE & HAVE FUN!
Step 4: Add Foam Dots to the cut out stamped images and arrange them on your card.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

3D Card - YOU MAKE MY WORLD HAPPY!

Hello all...
This is going to be quick because I am running out to a dentisit - oh what fun! This card is super easy. I hope you like it and these Japanese Doll are the cutest!!! Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base Card measures 4.25 x 5.5 - CuttleBug front of card using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Step 2: Tie Yellow Ribbon along the left side fo the card
Step 3: Stamp Japanese Dolls on white cardstock. Color in the image using PrismaColor Colroed Pencils. Cut the images out. Adhere to card using Foam dots.
Step 4: Stamp word sentiment and punch out using punch. Adhere to card using s foam dot

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

3D Card - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hello All-

Here is today's 3D Card. I hope you like it. I colored the Birthday Candles and I love that they are BIG & BOLD! I colored in the candles using PrismaColor Colored Pencils. I smooth out the look using Gamsol. Next, I colored in the "flame" part of the candle using Martha Stewart's Glitter Markers. I stamped the candles on white cardstock and then cut them out and added foam dots to have them pop off the card.

Oh yes...one other tool I used on this card was I used my Scor-Pal in creating the lines on the top of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base Card measures 4.25 x 5.5 - Run a little more than half of the card thru the CuttleBug using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. The top half of the card, create score lines. This adds interest to the overall look of the card.
Step 2: Stamp Big Birthday Candles on white cardstock and then color in with PrismaColor Colored Pencils. Color the flames with Martha Stewart's Glitter Markers. Cut candles and flames out.
Step 3: Adhere the candles and flames to the card using foam dots
Step 4: Stamp word sentiment on white cardstock and then cut it out. Adhere to card.

Monday, August 31, 2009

This Weeks Cards - 3D Cards

Hi all...
Hope you all had a GREAT weekend. I still can not believe that the summer is almost over and to end the summer off, my family and I went to see G-Force 3D. The move was funny and we had a nice time. Now why am I mentioning this...I say all this because I decided to have a week of 3D cards. Get your foam dots, dimensional, or whatever it is that you you use and make some cards.


Here is the card that I made for today. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)
HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 - Run the front of the card thru your CuttleBug using SWISS DOTS Embossing Folder
Step 2: Punch out 3 squares. Make sure the sqaures are the colors of the Cupcakes once you have colored them in. Run the squares thru the CuttleBug using SWISS DOTS embossing Folder. Adhere these sqaures to the Base Card
Step 3: Stamp Cupcakes. Color them in. Cut them out. Adhere them to the sqaures using Foam Dots
Step 4: Stamp word sentiments on white cardstock. Punch them out and attach to card.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thinking of You

Hello all-

Today's card is a THINKING of YOU card. I know for me, I always like getting these type of cards because I feel really special because I was on someone's mind....so muc so, that theydecided to send me a card letting me know. How great is that? When was the last time you sent one of these cards out to a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker? Well, below are the instructions, so you have no excuse now. Create one of these THINKING of YOU cards and bring a smile to someones face!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)


HOW-TO Instructions


Step 1: Base Card measures 4.5 x 5 - ROUND THE CORNERS - set aside
Step 2: I used a PAPER PACK where the paper is double sided and coordinates easily. Punch out 2 circles from 3 pieces of pattern paper. I used MARTHA STEWART's Scallop Circle to add interest. Set these circles aside.
Step 3: 2nd Layer (RED CARDSTOCK) measures 4.25 x 3. ROUND THE CORNERS - BOTTOM ONLY on this layer. Adhere this to the base card.
Step 4: Adhere the circles using foam dots to the RED Cardstock. I added a PRIMA FLOWER to the LOWER RIGHT Circle. You could replace the flower with a button, a bow, or nothing at all.
Step 5: Tie a bow with coordinating ribbon
Step 6: Stamp THINKING of YOU sentiment.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Enjoy Every Moment

Hello All...
As you all know, this is SENTIMENT Week. I am continuing to focus on the words and what I say in my cards just as much as the style and look. I am excited to show you this card today because I made if for someone so that they could give it to a friend who hit their 5 year mark of being Cancer Free. She gave me the colors and told me that she wanted it to be simple in it's design, but bold with style of card. She also requested a sentiment that was heartfelt but straight to the point. This is what I came up with and let me tell you, she was very please.

I hope you like the card. Focusing on the sentiments on the cards has helped me to remember all the people who I need to send cards to JUST BECAUSE...

I hope that you feel inspired by this cards and the cards for this week. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base Card measures 4.5 x 6 (PURPLE)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4.25 x 5.75 (WHITE)
Step 3: 3rd Layer measures 4 x 5.5 (LIME GREEN) - Run this thru your CuttleBug using the TEXTILE Embossing Folder
Step 4: Punch out Purple Square using the Marvy Uchida punch (Purple punch)
Step 5: Stamp word sentiment on white cardstock using purple ink.
Step 6: Punch out the word sentiment using the Marvy Uchida punch (Pink punch)
Step 7: Add Gemstones to bottom of sentiment. Adhere to the purple square using foam dots. Adhere the entire square to the center of the card.

Monday, August 24, 2009

INTERNET was down...BUT all is well now!

Good morning friends....

I hope that you all had a great weekend, because my was pretty eventful. Not so sure if you noticed, but last post to the blog was Tuesday. My internet was down not one, not two, not threee, but for five days. I was unable to get on and I had to call the cable technitions and they had to take out my internet and then re-install it. Yep! Yep! It was something else to say the least.

But, not that I am up and running, I plan on posting the other Scrapbook Layout and companion cards as well as this weeks theme.

Well, I got lots to do...so let me get started. I do want to say a BIG THANKS to all of you who come by and visit my blog each day. AGAIN, I apologize for the technical difficulties, and hopefully it won't happen again...at least...no time soon! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Green, Pink, & Orange

Hello all-
Here is a Scrapbook Layout that I created using the colors Green, Pink, & Orange. I also used some rubber stamping in the following areas of the layout: the vertical journaling "There's no one like you" is a rubber stamp from HeroArts. The circles that are stamped on the orange & yellow squares, is also a HeroArts Block Stamp. And lastly, the journaling that is below Logan's name comes from several rubber stamps.

I hope that this layout will inspire you to incorporate some stamping on a layout.
Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Green, Pink, & Orange Card

Here is a card that created that is a companion to the layout. I used the same color scheme as the layout. This card was very easy. I cut orange and yellow strips and adhered them to the base card. Stamped the circl border on white cardstock and then punched out random areas on the border using a circle punch. Adhered them using foam dots. Samped the sentiment, punched out a butterfly and you're ALL DONE!

Thanks for stopping by...again!

Kimba :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Scrapbook Layouts & Companion Cards Week

Hi all..
I hope that you all had a great weekend. This week, I am going to showcase some Scrapbook Layouts as well as some cards. So, for today, here is a card that I created. The Base Card is from a K & Co Paper Pack. I love stripes and bold colors and geometric shapes....so picking this paper was easy for me to gravitate to. I hope you like the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

FLOWER' WEEK - Thursday's Tulip

Hello all-
Good moring to you! Today's card is showcasing a tulip flower. It has been colored in using Martha Stewart's Dual Tip Markers. This is a very simple card, but the colors I think make te card look really special. Pull out tose markers and get to coloring.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

FLOWER WEEK - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - PrismaColor Colored Pencils

Good morning all...

Happy Hump Day! I have a great card to show you today. This card is a birthday card that I made for a friend. This card was so much fun to make because it involves smething that we all love to do - COLOR!!!! I stamped the flower image and then colored in the flowers using PRISMA COLOR Colored Pencils. After coloring in the image, I used GAMSOL to help smooth out and blend the color in. I loved the way it came out because the card looks so bright and cheerful!

I hope you like the card and pull out those colored pencils and get to coloring! Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FLOWER WEEK - Tuesday's Wildflower

Hello all-
Happy Tuesday and welcome to FLOWER week! This is going to be alot of fun since I know that somewhere in your stash, you have a flower stamp, and if you don't, what a great reason to go shopping for one - (ENABLER ALERT - TeeHee) i have a great card for you, so let's get started.

The flower today is a WILDFLOWER. I am using a HeroArts stamp, and a water technique. Here's what I did to create this look on the flowers. I used MARVY BRUSH MARKERS to color in the flower and then the stem. I spritz the inked image using Ranger's MINI MISTER and them stamped it on white cardstock. It gives a watercolor effect.

I hope you try this technique! Have fun and thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)


HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base card measures 3.75 x 6
Step 2: 2nd Layer (Orange) measures 2.25 x 4
Step 3: 3rd Layer (White Cardstock w/stamped Flowers) measures 2 x 3.75 - Using MARVY BRUSH MARKERS or any Brush Marker, color in the image. Spritz with water. Stamp the image. Repeat this 3 times and then adhhere this white cardstock to the orange cardstock.
Step 4: Tie 3 bows, using Pink Ribbon and adhere to the stems of the flowers using glue dots. Set this aside
Step 5: Punch out a scallop edge using Pink Cardstock measuring 6'. Adhere to the card.
Step 6: Cut an orange piece of pattern ribbon and adhere to the card.
Step 7: The orange cardstock that has the flower stamped images on it, place foam dots behind it and adhere it to the card.

Monday, August 10, 2009

FLOWER WEEK - Hey! Hey! Hey! - HAPPY MONDAY!

Hello all-
I hope that you had a great weekend. This weeks theme is going to be FLOWERS. Flower stamps, prima flowers, flower punches, and the like. I am very excited about this because I plan on doing some techniques like watercoloring, using prismacolor pencils and gamsol, and using alcohol inks....so stay tune and be sure to come back!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)


HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 5 x 5.5 (Green)
Step 2: 2nd Layer - 4.75 x 4.5 (Brown) - Punch side border with Martha Stewart Floral Lace Border Punch. Attach to Base card.
Step 3: 3rd Layer - 4 x 4 (Beige) - Run this thru your CuttleBug using the TEXTILE Embossing Folder. Use Tim Holtz's Distress Inks in Peeled Paint & Vintage Photo to distress the embossed image.
Step 4: Wrap pink ribbon arond this layer and tie a bow. Attach on top of the brown paper.
Step 5: Ink up A REAL POPPY stamp on beige cardstock using ColorBox Queue Rose Coral and Stampin' Up Pink Passion. Stamp two images for each color. Cut out the flowers. Set aside.
Step 6: Cut out a stem and two leaves out of green cardstock. Set aside
Step 7: Adhere the stem to the embossed layer of the card. Attach the 1st Poppy image on top of the stem. Next, take the Rose Coral flowers, add pop dots and attach on top of the Poppy flower. Last, take the last Poppy flower and place pop dot behind it and adhere. (See card above)
Step 8: Adhere the leaves to the flower.
Step 9: Add Pearl Gemstones