Friday, July 31, 2009

Monochromatic Card - PINK & BLUE

Happy TGIF!
It's offical.....the weekend is finally here! I had some extra time today so I am posting 2 cards again. One of the cards is pink and the other is blue. I hope that you like them and thanks so much for stopping by!


HOW-TO Instructions (PINK)
Step 1: Base card measures 4 x 4.75
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 3.5 x 4 - Hot Pink - This layer was embossed using my CuttleBug D'vine Embossing Folder - Attach this to the base card
Step 3: Cut a piece of Pink Cardstock measuring 4 x 3/4" - punch a scallop edge
Step 4: Stamp a flower image on white cardsock and cut down. Adhere the scallop edge to the flower stamped image piece of cardstock. Add foam dots and adhere to the 2nd layer of the Base Card
Step 5: Tie a pink ribbon into a bow and attach to the flower stem of the stamped image. Adhere using a glue dots

HOW-TO Instructions (BLUE)

Step 1: The Base Card measures 4 x 4 (BLUE)Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 3.5 x 3.5 ( WHITE)Step 3: 3rd Layer measures 3 x 3 (PATTERN PAPER)

Step 4: Wrap blue ribbon around the pattern paper and attach in the back

Step 5: Punch a scallop edge on a 3" piece of blue cardstock. Attach to the pattern paper. Adhere the entire piece to the white cardstock (2nd Layer)

Step 6: Add various blue gem stones. Stamp word sentiment and punch out. Adhere the word sentiment using foam dots

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Monochromatic Card - RED

Hey everybody....

Today is a beautiful day here in NYC and I am sooo glad that the rain has been held off!

Today's Monochromatic color is RED! In light of the beautiful day here, I made you 2 cards. I used the same paper on both but just a different design!

Hope you enjoy them! thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: The Base card measures - 3 x 6

Step 2: The 2nd layer 2.5 x 5.5 - I stamped this layer using HeroArts Fancy Designer Flourish using SU Real Red Ink.

Step 3: Next I trimmed the striped pattern paper to measure 1/2 x 2.5. Attach using adhesive. Tie a bow using red ribbon and attach using a small glue dot.

Step 4: Adhere the entire 2nd layer to the base card. Next, add Gemstones to the flourishes

Step 5: Stamp word image using Real Red on white cardstock. Punch out. Add black mat to the word image. Attach to the 2nd layer using foam dots.

Step 6: Punch out butterfly and add gemstone

HOW-TO Instructions (Horizontal Card)
Step 1: Base card measures 3 x 6
Step 2: 2nd Layer (Black) measure 2.75 x 5.75

Step 3: 3rd Layer (White w/Red Circles) measures 1.25 x 5.5 - Stamped the white cardstock using Real Red ink. Attach it to the black cardstock.

Step 4: 3rd Layer (Striped Red& White) measures 1.25 x 5.5 - Adhere this directly under the white cardstock w/circles.

Step 5: Wrap a piece of red ribbon around the ENTIRE 2nd LAYER of the black cardstock. Tie a bow. Adhere the entire 2nd layer to the base card.

Step 6: Add Gemstones to the Stamped Circle.

Step 7: Punch out Scallop Circle. Punch out circle with the stamp word image. Attach the Scallop Circle to the Base Card (to the left side of card). Add foam dot to the word sentiment and adhere to the center of the scallop circle.

Step 8: Punch out butterfly from Black cardstock and adhere.

See ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

HOW-TO Instuctions for GREEN Monochromatic Card

Hello all-

I just got an email from one of my blog followers who said that my HOW-TO Instructions were not included in today's card. Sorry about that. Here they are below and have fun! Thanks for stopping by! ~Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base of card measures 4.5 x 5
Step 2: I stamped the rubber stamp image on base card TWICE. I used SU's Green Galore (I think that's the color name) I turned the stamp the opposite way on the card.
Step 3: I cut a slit on the crease of the card. I fed the GREEN RIBBON thru this sit and adhere it on the inside of the card using glue dots.
Step 4: I cut out a scallop border out of pattern paper and attached it on top of the ribbon.
Step 5: I stamp the word sentiment on the pattern paper
Step 6: I added Green Gemstones to the swirls on the card
If you have any questions, please ask away! :-)

Monochromatic Card - GREEN

Hey all!
Today the Monochromatic card is GREEN! I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monochromatic Card - ORANGE

Hello all-

Here is the 2nd day of the Monochromatic theme. Today's card color is MY FAVORITE color - Orange. I hope that you like it. Please, leave feedback. I love, love, love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 6"
Step 2: The 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5.75" (pattern paper)
Step 3: Attach the Gingham Ribbon to 2nd layer. Attach a scallop border to 2nd layer. Next, attach the entire 2nd layer to the base of the card.
Step 4: Place Orange Gemstones along the Gingham ribbon
Step 5: Stamp image on white cardstock. Use Tim Holtz Orange Marmalade Ink to distress entire image. Attach orange flower in the center of image and place orange gemstone in the center of flower.
Step 6: Attach the stamp image using foam dots

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monochromatic Card - YELLOW

Hello all & Happy Monday,

Today's card is a Monochromatic card that I created for a card challenge at The word Monochromatic means MONO meaning one and CHROMA meaning color. Creating a card focusing on one color but using various hues is what a Monochromatic card is. I hope that you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)
How-To Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 3 x 6"
Step 2: Pattern Paper - 2nd Layer measures 2.5 x 5.5
Step 3: Tie 2 ribbons in bows at the bottom part of the 2nd layer
Step 4: Punch out a scallop edge on coordinating pattern paper - measures 2.5" long
Step 5: Punch out scallop circle. Punch out a circle a 1/4" smaller than the scallop circle to create the center of the flower. Stamp the word sentiment in the center of the flower with a pop dot. Attach this to the center of the scallop circle

Friday, July 24, 2009


TGIF everyone!
It is the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend. I am so looking forward to this weekend. I will be getting together with some friends that I have not seen in a while, so I know that it's going to be much laughing!!!

I created 2 cards for you today, both using the Distress Inks and Alcohol Inks. The first card is done w/the Distress Inks. I masked off BOTH the grass and sky parts of the card. I used Boken China (blue) and the Peeled Paint (green). Next I stamped the tree images, added brown bows to the trees, stamped the word sentiment.

The 2nd card, I used the sheet of stripes I made on Wednesday card and I punched out butterflies. Both cards are super simple and would be worth trying to make.

I hope you liked the cards. Be sure to give it try this weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ALCOHOL INKS - Background Stripes - SCREEN SHOTS

Hello all-

I hope that these pics of how to do the alcohol technique is clear.

This pic is the applicator. When making the stripes, you need to draw a line on the felt applicator as oppose to a dot - what you typically would do when using the inks.

Remember, you are using GLOSSY CARDSTOCK. Once ink is on the applicator, just drag the applicator on glossy cardstock.

You can use this to punch out shapes like flowers or butterflies or use it as background like I did on my card. Have fun playing around with this technique.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ALCOHOL INKS - Background Stripes

Hi all!
I am so excited about todays card and the technique used in creating it. I used Tim Holtz's Alcohol Inks. What I am going to do is take some pictures of how to do this, because I think that it will be easier to understand. But, for now, here is the card and make sure you come back to learn the How-To.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Monday, July 20, 2009


Hey there all....

I hope you all had a great weekend! I am very excited about this weeks themed cards that I am going to be making for ya! I am totally into Tim Holtz's Distress and Alcohol Inks and I got a chance to play around with them this week....and I can not wait to share the creations.

Here's one of them and the How-To Instructions. Please, make sure you try this will have sooo much fun with this that you won't be able to put it down!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)
HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base Card measures 4 x 5 1/2 - The White Layer measures 3 3/4 x 5 1/4. Adhere to base card.

Step 2: Stamp HeroArts Image - Swirl with Flowers K5133 with VersaMark Ink. Add clear embossing powder and heat set. Tear this image.

Step 3: Using Distress Inks - Orange Maralade & Blue China - shade the image...

Step 4: After shading the image w/the Distress Ink, take a paper twoel and buff away the ink on the embossed stamp image. The image will start to pop!

Step 5: Using Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, ink the torn edges

Step 6: Add Pearl Gems to the center of the flowers and stamp word sentiment. Adhere this finished section to the card using foam dots.

Friday, July 17, 2009

COLOR! Color! and more COLOR! - So Thoughtful

Happy TGIF!!!!

I am so glad that the weekend is here. I have so many things planned and so I am anxious to start hanging with my family and enjoying the activities!
Here is my COLOR Card for today. This was really east to make as well as super simple! I love saying that....SUPER SIMPLE....LOL! There are 3 steps to creating this card.

I hope you like it and please keep in mind - you don't have to copy the card exactly. You can also tweek it where you want to and make it your own. The card is here just for inspiration. Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!


HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base Card is white. Attach colored strips of Bright Colored cardstock.
Yellow measures 4.75" x 1"
Orange & Blue measures 3.75" x 1

Step 2: Stamp the word sentiment on both the Yellow Cardstock
Stamp the Flourish image on the Orange Cardstock
Stamp the word sentiment on the Blue Cardstock

Step 3: Attach the Yellow Cardstock strip to Base card - adhere Blue Prima Flower
Attach the Orange Cardstock strip to Base card - adhere punched butterfly
Tie ribbon around Blue Cardstock, add foam adhesive, and adhere to card hard was that? SUPER SIMPLE :-)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

POPS of COLOR - Thank You Friend

Hey all...

Here is my super simple POP of COLOR card today. The card is so simple, there are ONLY 4 steps. Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Stamp Base Card w/ HeroArts Artsy Circle Border with VersaFine Black Onyx Ink.

Step 2: Stamp word sentiments - HeroArts Message Circles on Bright Colored Cardstock. Punch out circles.

Step 3: Adhere the Circle Word Sentiments on the card using foam dots

Step 4: Punch out Butterflies out of Bright Colored Cardstock and adhere to card

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Hello all-

Happy Hump Day!
Here in NYC it is a beautiful and cool 84 degrees and the flowers are looking so beautiful. The colors of the flowers are SO vibrant & have inspired me that this week the cards I make will be fun!....bright!...and full of color!

This is a Thank You card for someone VERY special to me ( I don't want to name who it is for because she visits my blog daily and I want to surprise her) and I hope that she likes it!
So, without further ado, here is my creation. Enjoy! And thanks for stopping by!


HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base Card 5 1/2 x 4

Step 2: 2nd Layer - 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 - Cuttlebug this using Swiss Dots. Adhere to card

Step 3: Cut curve stem from green cardstock. Cut two leaves out of same green cardstock and bend slightly to create dimension. Adhere to card

Step 4: Tie bow with Orange Ribbon and attach where the leaves meet on the stem of the flower

Step 5: Punch out 2' Scallop Circle out of Orange Cardstock. Using paper piercer, poke holes on the scallop part of punch. Adhere to card using a foam dot

Step 6: Punch out a circle from yellow cardstock. Take the punched out circle and run it thru your CuttleBug using Swiss Dots. Attach it to the center of flower using a foam dot.

Step 7: Stamp word sentiment and adhere to card.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Hey everybody!

I just wanted to let you know and give you a heads up that this week at they are celebrating their NEW website. As you know, I am a HUGE...HUGE...can I say HUGE fan of Hero Arts stamps, and so I wanted to share with this great news. In addition, they are also going to be giving away DOUBLE the prizes for YOUR CREATIONS. Please...if you get a chance, stop on by and take a look. I know for a fact that you will be inspired by what you see. Here's the link This link will take you straight to their blog and from there you can surf around. Their webite is really awesome and since I am an "enabler"....LOL....make sure you stop by their store and check out their products.

I hope you take part in the contest and giveaways. You never could be a winner!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Hello all-

Here is an OVAL Card that I created. Again, I used my Coluzzle Oval shape template to cut the base of the card. The Cupcake was a stamp that I got from Michael's $1 bin. I colored the cupcake using my Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. The stamped sentiment is from HeroArts Thank You Messages. I attached both the cupcake and word sentiment using foam adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed the card and thanks again for stopping by!
Kimba :)


Hello all-

Here is my SQUARE card. This was super simple. The card base measures 4x4. I cut the 2nd Pattern Paper layer 3x3. I tied a ribbon, added pearl gem stones and then attached it to the base of the card using Foam dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure that you try your hand at creating this super simple card.

Kimba :)


Here is the CIRCLE card that I created.

I ued my Coluzzel to cut out the circle shape. Layered it with pattern paper. The letters "hi" were stamped with VersaMark Watermark Ink and then heat embossed using black embossing powder.

I hope that you like it. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!



Hello all-

Let me first apologize about not having the HEART Card uploaded. I am not sure what happened, but I uploaded it...twice, and for some reason it came up as "done" but when folks viewed the post, nothing was there. In any case, I think the issues have been resolved after much help.

Here is the card with the Coluzzel Heart as the focal point.

Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Hello all & Happy Hump Day!

I hope that you are enjoying your morning!

I have come up with something new that I am going to do to challenge myself and I hope that it will inspire you. I am going to create cards in different shapes - circles, rectangles, triangles, etc. The card that I am posting today has a heart element on top of the base card.

I hope you like the card. I look forward to hearing about your creations. Feel free to leave a comment and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Monday, July 6, 2009


Good Morning & Happy Monday!!!

I am super excited about today.....and you may be asking yourself WHY?....well.......because today is my 40th birthday!! YIPPEE!!! I am so grateful to be able to have such a great life and to be healthy to enjoy it!!!

I won't have a card for your today, but I will have 2 of them for you tomorrow. My hubby has some top secret plans that will take me out of the house and away from my craftroom and laptop. I hope I will be able to survive.....ahhhh....I think I can! (teehee)

In any case, I hope that you all enjoy this Monday and remember to be creative and create something. See ya tomorrow and thanks so much for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Friday, July 3, 2009

KISS - Keep It Simple Scrappers/Stampers - Card #3

Hello everyone & Happy Friday!

Here is the KISS Card for today. This card was SUPER, SUPER easy!

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1:Base of the card measures 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 - Round the corners
Step 2: Stamped HeroArts Flourish using VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.
Step 3: Add pearl gems and tied a bow at the top of the card.
Step 4: Stamped a word sentiment, added foam dots and attached it to the card.

I hope you enjoyed this week KISS Cards. I know that it has helped me to remember that is is all about having fun and being creative - definetly Back to the Basic is always the way to go!

I hope you have a great 4th of July. Remember to take lots of pics to document your fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

KISS - Keep It Simple Scrappers/Stampers - Card #2

Here is the 2nd card as promised. Super Simple.

Base Card is 4x6. Cut pattern paper to 4x3. Used the EK Success Key Hole Border Punch on the top of the Pattern paper. Put Red Prima Flower w/brown button in th center. Added a ribbon, tied a bow, stamped the sentiment and Voila! Super Simple Card.
See ya tomorrow & thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

KISS - Keep It Simple Scrappers/Stampers

Good Morning all...
Here is my KISS Card for today. So sorry that I didn't post one yesterday, but I had internet issue...ugh! So, I will be posting 2 cards today to make up. This card took me 10 minutes to make and it would have been faster, but I could not find my corner rounder for the life the life of me! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Cut an 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock in half. Fold one of the halves in half and now your base card measures 4.25 x 5.5. Round corners of the card

Step 2: Cut a piece of pattern paper 3.75 x 3.5. Get coordinating ribbon and tie to make a bow. Place foam dots/adhesive on the back of this piece.

Step 3: Cut a piece of cardstock 4.25 and create scallop edge. Adhere this to the card. Now

Step 4: Punch out butterflies to coordinate w/card. Stamp sentiment and adhere to card

Now remember, this card is just here to inspire you. Please, tweek it and make it your own and most importantly, hav fun!