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 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 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 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 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


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 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

Friday, August 7, 2009

A Card of THANKS!

WOW! Happy TGIF! This week went by so fast for me and now it's the start of the weekend. Here in NYC it is a stunning 80 degrees, sun shining, and not a cloud in the sky! This is definitely a great day to get some crafting done!

Okay, let's get started with out card for today. The card may look like it to a while to make, but it was pretty easy. I hope that you like it. Have a great weekend all and thanks so much for stopping by!

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base Card measures 4.25 x 6
Step 2: The 2nd Layers (the 3 panels) - Get coordinating pattern paper. Each measures 1.25 x 4
Step 3: Punch out Scallop Edge on Yellow Cardstock and adhere to the Base Card.
Step 4: Tie Yellow pattern ribbon to the card above the attached scallop edge to create a finished look
Step 5: Stamp the word sentiment on Yellow cardstock. Mat this using the pattern paper you have on your card. Punch out a butterfly, add Pearl Gemstone and attach to card.
Step 6: Punch out a Scallop Square. Set aside.
Step 7: Stamp, on white cardstock the HeroArts 'A Real Poppy' flower TWICE. One of the stamp images, you will punch out and place on top of the already punched out scallop square. The 2nd stamp image, you will cut out the flower, back it w/a foam dot and adhere it exactly on top of stamped flower image to add dimension.
Step 8: Adhere the finished scallop embellishment to the card.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Boat Card

Hello all-

Here is my card for today. It is a crad that I created in response to a challenge that I am participating in at Please, if you get a chance, stop on by that website and visit their blog. It is amazing to say the least!

This card was easy to make. I think the longest part of making this card was heat embossing the image. In any case, enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base Card measuring 4.25 x 6
Step 2: The 2nd Layer measures 3.75 x 5.75 - Dark Blue
Step 3: Stamp the SWIRLS w/FLOWERS on to the VERSAMARKR ink pad and then onto the Dark Blue Card Stock.
Step 4: Sprinkle WHITE OPAGUE Embossing Powder over the image and then heat set
Step 5: Let it cool. Attach HEROARTS Gemstones to the centers of all the flowers on the stamped image. Attach this to the base card.
Step 6: Tie Ribbon to the card
Step 7: Stamp the BOAT image onto Light Blue cardstock and onto yellow pattern paper. Cut out the boat's sails from the yellow pattern paper and then adhere the sails to the Light Blue boat image using Pop Dots. Now you have a boat w/yellow sails. Cut out the entire boat and adhere it to the card using foam dots.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hi! Hey! What's Up?

Hey all-

The card for today is i BRIGHT, FUN, and SUPER easy!

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Punch out the TAGS from the Sizzix Die Cut plate in 3 different colors. Set Aside

Step 2: Cut ribbon that matches the colors you are using for the tags. Tie a knot in them. Set aside

Step 3: Stamp the word sentiments on white cardstock and punch out using a circle punch and rounded rectangle punch. Set aside

Step 4: Stamp 3 snails and color them in using the colors used for the tags and ribbons. Place a matching colored gem stone in the center of the snail's shell. Set aside

Step 5: Adhere the word sentiment to the tags. Adhere the ribbons to the tags. Remember, the ribbon on the tag should be different per tag.

Step 6: Adhere the tags onto the base card. Adhere the snails, using foam dots, to the opposite end of each of the tags (the NON-RIBBON SIDE)

Voila! Your done! I hope you have fun trying making this.
Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

You Make My World Happy!

Good Morning all,
I hope that you had a great weekend and had an opportunity to get some crafting done. I was able to get a good amount of cards made as well as get some projects started. So, with that being said, I am feeling great! I am off to a good start this week.

I don't have a theme for this week as yet, but I do have a great card that I am proud of that I made. I used quite a bit of different techniques. I stamped an image onto pattern paper (the tag in the card was covered with paper and then I stamped on it). I also distressed the tag before I stamped the image. And one of the last techiques I used was using PrismaColor Coloring Pencils to color in the owls and then using Gamsol (OMS-Odorless Mineral Spirit) to help create shading and dimension.

Well, now that you know what I did, get crackin' to making this card!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base Card measures 5 x 6.5 (white)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4.75 x 6.25 (brown) - attach this to base card
Step 3: Cut a strip of Rust Orange paper measuring .75 x 4.75 - attach this to the brown cardstock
Step 4:Next, get your tag out. Put a good amount of adhesive on the FRONT of the tag. After you have done this, place the tag ADHESIVE SIDE DOWN on the pattern paper. Press down on the tag to make sure the tag is sticking to the paper. Cut around the tag and then using your whole punch, punch the hole out at the top of the tag.
Step 5: Use Tim Holtz's PEELED PAINT Distressing ink to distress the front of the tag. Once you have the desired look you want,using Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip Ink, stamp the LONG BRANCH image onto the tag. Thread ribbon thru hole, set aside.
Step 6: Stamp out your owls using black ink and color the owls. Add "googlie eyes" to the owls. Set aside
Step 7: Layer Prima Flowers - Green then white and next add button to the center. Set aside
Step 8: Using that same pattern paper and the Peeled Paint Dstressing ink, distress a small section of the paper - this portion of the paper will be used for you to stamp your word sentiment on. After stamping, punch image out
Step 9: Build the card according to picture above. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE FOAM DOTS behind the Balancing Owls