Saturday, December 25, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Good Morning my friends,

I just wanted to wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas today.  I hope that you have a blast enjoying the company of your family and friends.  I also hope that you got everything that you wanted from Santa (wink! wink!)  Thanks so much for being such loyal follwers. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Scrapbook Layout - ALL ABOUT ME- Kimberley


Hello all-

Today's post is a layout that I created for the Embellishment Magazine Color and Layout Challenge.  This was so much fun to make because I got to create a layout where I was IN FRONT of the camera as oppose to BEHIND IT!!!  The layout represents just some of the things that I like....

If any of you create layouts, ask yourself when was the last time you were the subject of the layout?  If you cant even remember, it's too long and now it's time to switch things up...LOL!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MANY Thank You's

Hello all -
Happy Tuesday!!!  Here in NYC it is about 27 degrees but it feels like 10 degrees.....and man....it's cold out here!!!!  What's the weather like where you are?  This is a perfect day to have some hot chocolate and do some crafting....right?...LOL!!!

Today's card is what I created for the HeroArts December Challenge.  You have to check out their blog  if you haven't already.  It is AWESOME!!! One of the themes is creating something shiny.  My "something shiny" is the label die cut.  I covered it completely with VersaMark ink and then with clear embossing powder.  I heat set it and after it cooled down, I embossed it again using my CuttleBug.  I love the way it came out.  This is such a quick and easy way to create shiny embellishments for your projects.  You gotta give this a try...and I assure you, you will love the results.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave me some comment love!!!  It is so cool to hear from you.  Stay warm..and enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!!!
Kimba :)


Monday, December 13, 2010

BLOG CANDY Giveaway - Wee Memories

Hey ya'll...

Since this is the "Season of Giving"...here is yet another generous blog that is sponsoring a giveaway.  Here's the link:  http://www.suchins.blogspot.com/  They are giving away this cute cubbie (see above) that you can use to organize all your markers.  How great is that???!!!

It's being sponsored by STUDIO 3 SOLUTIONS.  I also want to mention that this blog is incredible.  Please, stop by and in addition to participating in the giveaway, take a look at Jenny's creations.  They are truly AMAZING!!!

Well, good luck everybody!
Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!!!! - Check it out!

Hey everyone....

Here is a quick post today.  Here is a link that is givining away an AWESOME giveaway!!!  Check it out and if you love Blog Candy as much as I, you'll do it quick!!!

Here's the link:   http://www.stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!!!
Kimba :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pattern Paper is back.....for me that is..


THANKS , originally uploaded by kimba7669.

Hello all-

I am having some technical difficulties w/my computer.  I am in the process of trying to resolve the issues, so please know that I will be back later today with an appropriate post.  Thanks for your patience.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Okay everyone....after all the computer/internet issues, I think I am in the clear...(shh..can't say it too loud 'cause I may jinx myself)  Now, about the card I created.  One thing that I am really getting into lately that you may think is I'm sorta "late" is covering the front on the card w/pattern paper completely.  Usually what I do is use part of the pattern paper and pair it with a solid piece of paper and build the card from there.  But this way......I am really loving.  It's quicker and allows me to keep things real simple and to really think about how best to pair a stamp w/the paper.

This card, I did just that.  I covered the front of the card with pattern paper and inked it up using Distress Ink.  I added a scallop edge and inked that up as well and stamped a simple "Thank You" sentiment.  So, don't laugh because I am a little behind...LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Kimba :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

JOY ....25 more days til Christmas!!!!

Hello all--
Happy Tuesday.  Today's card is super simple.  All you need is some cool pattern paper and a stamp.  This is a great card when you are creating a large amout of cards.  So, if you haven't started on your hilioday cards as yet, this format is a great way for you to get it done quickly.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)
 
HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 - Cover the entire front of the car with pattern paper
Step 2: Create scallop edge (RED) and a thin piece paper (CREAM) and adhere to card
Step 3: Stamp word sentiment - create mat in GREEN and then RED. Add foam dots. Adhere to card.
Step 4: Add buttons using glue dots
 
 
                                                                          

Monday, November 29, 2010

The COUNTDOWN begins....26 more days till Christmas - SANTA Card


Good Morning to all-

I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving as well as had a great time spending it with family and friends.  Now that Turkey Day is over, the countdown to Christmas begins.  I am slowly getting excited but can not believe just how fast time flies.  Wasn't it just summer?!?.....anyway, because Santa will soon be comin' to town, I thought that I would create this card inspired by him! 

Enjoy your day! And Happy Cyber Shopping!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Here on this card, I inked the tag using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Next, I used HeroArts Sand Ink and HeroArts Long Writing Background Stamp (F2574) and stamped the image on the tag. Lastly, I stamped HeroArts Santa w/Gift (H5267) and colored him in using Prisma Color Colored Pencils. The word sentiment is HeroArts Holiday Cheer Messages (LL217). Added some foam dots to Santa too!



Friday, November 19, 2010

Just A Note ....


Just A Note - NOVEMBER2010B, originally uploaded by kimba7669.
Hello all-
Welcome to the weekend.....it's TGIF!!!!  WooHoo!!!  I have been waiting for the weekend to start since Monday...LOL!!!  I have alot of crafting to do this weekend, so this is going to be a quick post.
 
Today's card is simple in design.  I used a HeroArts stamp as the focal point - Floral Background.  I stamped it using VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed it using white opaque powder.  I then used Dusty Concord - Tim Holtz's distress ink to color over the image and that made the flowers pop!  I follow that up with Martha Stewart  pearl gemstones.  Oh yeah....I almost forgot.  I used my ScorPal to create the dry embossed border.  I love the final results.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!!!
Kimba :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

PaperBag Album - HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA

Hello all...

Today I will not be displying a card, but a project that I am working on for my son Jackson.  I have heard about folks making paperbag albums, but was ALWAYS too scared to give it a try...until now.  I was determined that I would make one and that I would do my very best to create something that would WOW me in the end.  I took some pictures of it.  It is not finished because my son Jackson wants to pick out what pics he wants in HIS album, so my the end of this weekend, I am expecting it to be done.  I am so proud of myself that I just had to share.  REMEMBER, it is not completed, and there's still a few things I need to add, but I am sure you will get the picture....






Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Pssst....this could be a great holiday gift for your child's teacher, friend, family member, etc....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Make the Season Merry and Bright!

Hello all and Happy Hump Day!


I tried to keep the card for today super simple and have the focal point be the embellishment with the alcohol inking technique. Here I used a Tim Holtz Fragment and Alcohol inks to create color on the fragment. I used Lettuce and Meadow. Next I stamped the word sentiment on white cardstock and adhered it the fragment using Ranger's Glossy Accents and cut around it. I stamped the Friends Cling Stamp in HA's Sand. On a separate piece of glossy paper, I used Lettuce and Gold Alcohol inks as a background and then punched out the snowflakes. Added gem stones and a red scallop edge for a pop of color and VOILA!

I have a question for you.  Are you making cards to send out for the holidays?  How many have you made?  Is it a CAS design or lots of layers?  I am always interest in hearing what other people are doing because it can be a great motivation.  Please, make sure you leave me some "comment love" because it's great hearing for you all.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Hello...

Hello November2010A Challenge, originally uploaded by kimba7669.
Hello all-

Today's card is going to be another quick post.  I have so much to do and so little time.  I am sure you know the feeling...LOL! 

On the card above, I created the background by using Distress Inks - Fired Brick and Vintage Photo.  I stamped  the inks on a craft sheet, spritzed the ink with water, and then laid the cardstock down onto the watered ink.  It creates a really beautiful water colored look.  Love the way it came out and I hope you do as well.

As always, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Tuesday!
Kimba :)

PS - I just want to give you this tip - I ran out of Prima flowers so I used something called BRIDES TABLE CONFETTI - you can find this at Michaels in the Wedding section of the store.  I inked them up, added pearls and VOILA! Instant flower embellishment!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Flower Medley Merry Chistmas



Hello All.....HAPPY MONDAY!!!!

Today's card was real fun to make.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peeled Paint and Fired Brick - and inked up the stamp, spritzed it with water and stamped the image.  These Distress Inks can produce such rich colors when you do this technique.  If you have any of these inks, pull 'em out and give this technique a try.  I am so sure that you will like the outcome.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 (White)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5.25 (Red Swiss Dots)
Step 3: Ink up stamp using Peeled Paint and Fired Brick ink. Spritz with water. Stamp image
Step 4: Add gemstones and adhere to card
Step 5: Stamp word sentiment in Peeled Paint. Ink up edges. Adhere to card

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Merriest Wishes...


Merriest Wishes Challenge-November2010A, originally uploaded by kimba7669.

Hello all-

I just wanted to quickly post today's card before I run out.  I will be back later this evening to post the instructions as well as post a handmade gift that I created.  Make sure you come back and visit.  Look forward to your comments.  Please leave me some love....LOL!

Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wishing You a Merry Holiday

Wishing You a Merry Holiday Challenge - November2010A, originally uploaded by kimba7669
Hello all-


Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful Wednesday! Half the week is over and we have two more days til the start of the weekend. I can't believe just how fast this year has whizzed by. In a couple of more weeks it will be Thanksgiving and after that.....FORGETABOUTIT! Christmas is upon us!!!!


Today's card is one that I created for the holiday. I plan on mailing cards out to family and friends this year, and what a great way to get them done - create a holiday card, post it on my blog and then send it out! There is one thing that that I do what to highlight on this card that came out better than expected. The stripe background is actually Alcohol Inks on glossy paper that I created. Who knew that it would come out so nice? I sure didn't..LOL! Stay tune for another Christmas card tomorrow and be sure to stop on by!


Kimba :)


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Time To Laugh

Time To Laugh, originally uploaded by kimba7669.
Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday!

Today's card I did another "Vintage" look and I love the way that it came out.  I found this really cool paper by K & Company - Teal Floral and Letter Flat that really helps with the look.  Hey, my new found love for vintage is a match made in heaven...LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Kimba :)



Monday, November 1, 2010

Embellish Magazine : : Vintage Color Challenge

Thinking of You, originally uploaded by kimba7669.

Hello and Good morning!


Happy Monday to you. I hope that you had a great weekend and a super Spooky & fun Halloween. My kids got so much candy that I am going to have to ration it off to them in controlled portions....LOL! I took some pics of them, and they looked too cute all dressed up. They even got me in the spirit, and I got dressed too - just a witch hat and some make-up is all, but I looked pretty scary if I do say so myself.

Well, in between all the Halloween fun, I was able to create a card for this challenge. The challenge is with Embellish Magazine and the challenge required that you create a VINTAGE project using the colors selected. The colors were, OLIVE GREEN, BURNT ORANGE, and MUSTARD YELLOW. Now, I am not a vintage kinda-girl, so trying to come up with something was challenging for me. But, once I looked at the samples of the DT members and then thought about it throughout the day, I think my finished card came out pretty, pretty, good!


In any case, make sure you check out their site. They have wonderful talented people there that will give you inspiration all day long.


Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)


Friday, October 29, 2010

Joy Christmas Card

Joy Card - October2010B, originally uploaded by kimba7669.

Good Morning all----------

HAPPY TGIF!! HAPPY TGIF!! HAPPY TGIF!!

Can you tell that I am happy and excited that it's Friday??? TeeHee!!! The weekend is here and I have been waiting for it to arrive forever! I have so much stuff to do and today I am up early to get a jump on it!

So, today's card is one that I made to submit to a challenge and I love the way it came out. I am just LOVIN', LOVIN', LOVIN' Tim Holtz's Alcohol Inks. I love the process of how they blend once the ink hits the glossy paper and I especially love how you never seem to know what pattern is going to show itself. It's different every time.

On the background of this card, I used Alcohol Ink LETTUCE and GOLD. It gives such a shimmer when the light hits it. Perfect for the holiday season.

The center section, I did a technique that I saw HeroArts' Jennifer McGuire do. I used Tim Holtz's Distress inks. Here's what you do - you ink up the stamp using the Distress Inks. Next you spritz the stamp with water. Instantly, you see the Distress Inks get activated and you stamp the image on your cardstock. The end result is a water-colored image and I love it!!! Here's a link that shows Jennifer doing this technique.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEnb_gngagw&feature=player_embedded

This card was very simple to create. If you have some alcohol inks in your stash, pull then out and give them a try. I promise you that you will not only have so much fun, but you will love the results.

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


HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 (Alcohol Ink)
Step 2: Stamp swirl image using Peeled Paint and FireBrick Red.  Spritz the stamp with water and them stamp.  Adhere to card.
Step 3: Punch scallop edge and adhere to card.
Step 4: Punch out snowflakes and add gem stones
Step 5: Stamp word sentiment and adhere to card

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Let It Snow - October2010B, originally uploaded by kimba7669.
Hello everybody!

The weekend is almost here and I can't wait! But for now, it's Thursday and today's card looks so festive. It remind me of Central Park in NYC when the snow covers the trees. So pretty!

This card was super easy to make. See the instructions below, and as always, Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 (Red)
Step 2: 2nd layer measures 4 x 5.25 (White) - run this thru the CuttleBug using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Step 3: Stamp the tree image using VersaMark Ink.  Sprinkle on Opaque White Embossing powder and heat set
Step 4: Stamp word sentiment using VersaMark Ink. Emboss.  Punch out and adhere to card.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SWEET NEW BABY


SWEET NEW BABY, originally uploaded by kimba7669.

Hey everybody -

Happy Tuesday! Today's card, I stayed away from the holiday theme and created a card that I am sending to someone in one of my Yahoo Groups. It's a card that will be used for a new baby's arrival. I love this stamp set by
HeroArts. It is so sweet. I chose the light green since that is typically used when you don't know the sex of the baby and I can definetly see this card in a pink or blue color.....SO SWEET!

I hope you like the card. Maybe there's someone you know who is expecting a new baby and you can create this card to accompany the gift. I know they would love it!

Well, it's about that time. Thanks so much 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 (Seafoam Green)
Step 3: Punch Scallop  edge(Green). Cut cardstock and tie ribbon. Attach the card strip to the scallop edge.  Adhere to Base of card.
Step 4: Stamp elephant image and cut out.  Add googlie eye.  Attach using foam dots.
Step 5: Stamp word sentiment.  Cut it out.  Attach using foam dots.

Monday, October 25, 2010

HeroArts Merry Christmas Challenge


Hey everybody-
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a good weekend. The card today is one that I made for HeroArts Monthly Contest. I will also be selling this at my Esty Store, so please stop on by and take a peek. I love Christmas. It is my MOST FAVORITE time of year and I love make cards for this seasons.


Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base measures 4.25 x 5.5 (White)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5.25 (Provo Craft Christmas Slab 3 Pattern Paper)
Step 3: Adhere frame using foam dots
Step 4: Stamp christmas tree using Stampin Up Gloroious Green. Cut out.
Step 5: Distress the tree using Peeled Paint Distress Inks
Step 6: Add Prima flowers with gemstone
Step 7: Stamp word sentiment. Cut it apart and use Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Add foam dots.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

MARTHA STEWART 50% OFF COUPON at Michaels

Hey everybody....

This is a quick post that I just had to share, and since I am QUEEN of the CARD-MAKING/ALL THINGS CRAFTY ENABLER's ANOYMOUS (TeeHee) I thought that you all would want to know about a great deal.  My sister sent this to me and I would like to Pay-It-Forward and give you a link to a coupon that you can use at your local Michaels Craft Store.  It is for 50% off and Martha Stewart items...but read the fine print on the coupon because there are some exclusions.  I have already  used mine on Saturday.  I got one of her Decorative punches that go around a 12x12 scrapbook page.  The one I got was $17.99 and I got it for $9.....I skipped right on out of Michaels I was so happy!  I think later in the week I am going to try and get some of her glitter packs and that Scoring Board I have been hearing so much about.

Anyhow.....here's the link   http://icoulduseadeal.com/2010/10/michaels-50-off-printable-coupon-for-martha-stewart-crafts.html
If you have problems opening the link, please shoot me over an email at kimba7669@yahoo.com, subject line MARTHA STEWART 50% COUPON and I will resend it right over to you.  Oh yeah...and the best part is that you can print off as many as you like of these coupons!!!!!  I know, I know....I'm sooooo bad!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Alcohol Ink " Christmas Like " Background

Hello Everyone....

Today's card is one that I enjoyed so much creating. I have had a bunch of the Tim Holtz's Alcohol Inks for quite a while, and have played with them...honestly...about once. When working with these inks, you need to use GLOSSY CARDSTOCK. Another Tim Holtz product that was used in this card was his DISTRESS INK. I used them on the Flourish Ornaments. I stamped the ornament using VersaMark Ink and HEAT embossed it using black powder. Next, I comepletely cover the ornaments with Peeled Paint ink. I love the way they came out!

In any case, thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Thursday!
Kimba :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas....


Hello everybody,
Happy Hump today!  The month of October is almost done (can you believe it) and soon Thanksgiving and then Christmas.  Today's card focuses on the Christmas holiday.  This is the time when you are getting those holiday cards ready so that you will be prepared to send them out.  This was a supper easy card to make and I especially like the color of the ornament-I wanted something that would "pop" off the card and I think the yellow does just that.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!
Kimba :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ten Years and THEY NEVER HAD A FIGHT!....Lol!


Hey everybody-
It's Tuesday and here in NYC it's very dark and rainy and chilly. A great day to stay in bed with a cup of hot chocolate and just chill.....but of course....there's no rest for the weary....LOL! This is going to be a quick post because I had lots to do today.
My hubby and I have a couple whose wedding anniversary is today. They have been married for 16 years, but together a total of 21 years. I made her this card because I will be seeing her this weekend. She's a frilly sorta lacy kind of girl, so I tried to pull that in with the doilies. I hope she likes it.

Well, I am off..thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!
Kimba :)



Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to you!!!


Hello all-
Happy Monday to you. I am so sorry for the late post, but I was super busy today. I hope that you had a great weekend. I know mine felt like it whizzed on by so fast! There is NOT ENOUGH hours in a day I tell ya!!! We need to start the weekend on Thursday, so that we can actually get a full Friday to do whatever we want! LOL!!! Like my hubby said, " Good Luck with that!"....lol!

Enough of my ranting....today's card is a birthday card that I created for a Yahoo group that I am in. They asked for folks to volunteer to make cards and one of the themes that was needed was birthday cards. Here is mine. I love the way it came out and I think that the elephant is TOO CUTE! I hope you like it and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base measures 4.25 x 5.5
Step 2: 2nd layer measures 4 x 5.25 - PATTERN PAPER
Step 3: Punch a scallop edge measuring 4" and adhere to card
Step 4: Adhere white flowers and add pearl gemstones (* I colored the pearl stone using alcohol inks in a ziplock baggy. If you want directions on how to do that, please email me.)
Step 5: Punch out Scallop square and adhere to card.
Step 6: Stamp elephant and cut out. Add pearl gemstones to splash near trunk
Step 7: Stamp Happy Birthday sentiment at the bottom of card

Monday, October 11, 2010

Here are 1 more cards I submitted to Embellish Magazine


What's Black, White, Grey, and Yellow all over????

Hey Everybody-
Today's card I am especially excited about because someone saw it and commissioned me to make her a set of invitations. It's not the same identical card, but the color palette and style would be the same.
I created this card for Embellish Magazine's contest. They asked that the colors within the card be black, white, grey, and yellow and they wanted background stamping to be highlighted in the card. These colors, for me, I would not ordinarily put them together, but in the end, the look is so classic and clean. Thanks Embellish Magazine for this inspiration as well as showing me a new color combination.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Follow your heart...Create

Good morning all-

Happy Wednesday! This week sems to me to be flying by so fast. Two more days, and the weeked will be here. I so love the weekends...don't you?

Today's card was created super fast. The longest part of the card was the heat embossing...lol! One other thing that I did is on the Prima flowers, I stamped it using the HeroArts Friend Definition Cling stamp and added a gem stone.
As always, enjoy the rest of your day and thanks so much for stopping by. Show me some creative love and leave me a comment too!
Kimba :)
HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base measures 4.50 x 6.25 (Kraft) - Stamp HeroArts Cling Dots using VersaMark ink, heat emboss using clear embossing powder
Step 2: Stamp HA Friend Definition image on white cardstock, Distress edges. Distress the entire stamped image using Tim Holtz Spice Marmalade. Tear opposite corners and ink edges.
Step 3: Stamp HA Silhouette Spray on to cardstock in black ink. Adhere to card base.
Step 4: Ink Prima flowers using Spice Marmalade and stamp Prima flowers with the Friend Definition stamp. Add gem stones. Adhere flowers to card.
Step 5: Stamp word sentiment - HA Treasure the Moments Stamp - ink and tear. Add pop dots and adhere to card


Monday, October 4, 2010

No Stress when Distressing...

Hey everybody!
Happy Monday! I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend. I know for me, it just flew by. The weekends arCheck Spellinge always so packed with stuff, that when you finally stop and take a breath, it's already Monday.
I was able to get some stamping done and boy did I have fun. I got to play with some products that I had not used in a long while - Alcohol Inks. I have them on my desk, in a storage drawer, and when I went into the drawer, looking for something else, I said to myself, "Kimba, you HAVE TO make a card using these inks" and that's is how today's card was created. It's the 3rd layer of the card. The finished product came out so nicely, that I plan on creating alot more using is product.

Below, are instructions on how I made the card and I hope that this will inspire you to pull out your alcohol inks and use them to create something awesome....or, better yet, give you a good excuse to go shopping and pick up some inks (wink...wink - I have to enable all of you...it's only fair) from your local craft store.

I hope you like the card, and thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)


HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base measures 4.50 x 5.75 (BLUE)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4.25 x 5.50 (WHITE)
Step 3: 3rd Layer measures 4 x 5.25 (ALCOHOL INK) - Use GLOSSY CARDSTOCK, and your blender tool, put alcohol inks Lettuce, Latte, and Sail Boat Blue. Adhere to card
Step 4: Stamp Flower Medley onto white cardstock. Ink up stamp using Distress Ink Peeled paint and Broken China, turn woodstamp over and spray the image with water. Stamp image onto cardstock. Distress edges and add pearls to center of flowers.
Step 5: Stamp word image and tie ribbon in a bow


to a video by Jennifer McGuire. She will show you how to create the alcohol background




Friday, October 1, 2010

WELCOME WEEKEND! - It's TGIF!!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekend!!!!

Yay!!! It's raining like crazy here in NYC and has been for the last 3-4 days, but because it's raining and it's also Friday makes me feel soooo good! I can stay in, make some good comfort food, watch some movies and get some crafting done too!

Okay, here is today's card. I loved making this because I got to use my distress inks and I got to created layers of scallops. All I did to color the peacock was to get the different color inks and color it randomly. I like the look. And, I added some bling to make our cute peacock ROCK ON!

As always, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!
Kimba :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

CAARDVARKS CLEAN & SIMPLE Challenge - Thanks!

Hey everybody and Happy Monday to you!

I am very excited to share with you today's card. I created it for a challenge that Caardvarks is having entitled Clean and Simple. If you get a chance, stop by this blog. It is a great place to get inspired and there are loads of talented people who submit their creations. Anyway, the theme was to create a card that is Clean and Simple. I would describe my style of cards as Clean and Simple - clean lines and symmetry and balance is what I aim for...not sure if I hit it every time (teehee)...
I hope you like the card. I created it using Kraft cardstock...my new favorite color to use now....What I did in terms of the sentiment is that HeroArts has a clear stamp sheet. The one that I used was the Thank You Messages (CL142) and I grouped a bunch of the "thank yous", placed them on my acrylic block and stamped the image. This method is great if you want to create a background...spacing the stamps out, and then randomly stamping. I love the way it came out.

Well, thanks for checking out my card and fingers crossed that I win the challenege. The prize package is wayyyyy cool!

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base measures 4.50 x 6.25 - (KRAFT)
Step 2: Cut a piece of Bird Cage pattern paper by Recollections 1 x 6.25. Punch scallop edge. Adhere to card.
Step 3: Tie ribbon
Step 4: Stamp sentiment. Round the OPPOSITE corners. Adhere to card.
Step 5: Create faux stitching

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CAARDVARKS Challenge - CLEAN and SIMPLE

Hey everbody....
It's Thursday and one more day til the start of the weekend. Hang on in there because Friday is only hours away!! I just love the weekends...can't you tell...LOL!

Today's card is one that I created to submit to a Clean and Simple card challenge that Caardvarks is hosting. The winner gets an AWESOME prize package of HeroArts Cling and wood block stamps. HeroArts is a fantastic company that offers a variety of wood block, clear, and cling stamps that are high quality and made here in the US. You gotta go and check out their website as well as their blog...it's packed with all sorts of yummy cards and techniques! You'll love it. I guarantee that you will be hooked and put both of them in your favorites!
So, without further ado, my Clean and Simple Christmas card. Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Who doesn't love cupcakes???

Hey everyone,

Happy Wednesday! Half the week down and only two more days til the start of the weekend.

Today's card is featuring one of my most favorite ting to eat - CUPCAKES!!! They're little bite sized cakes that are just the right amount to feed a sweet tooth like I have. This stamp set is from HeroArts and I just love it because it allows you to color in the cupcake, if you want to, to match the color scheme of your card or craft project. So, without further ado...the YUM Cupcake card. I hope you like it and perhaps it will inspire you to get in the kitchen and bake ...LOL!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hi Everyone,

I am very excited about sharing this card with you today. I did some distressing using Tim Holtz's inks and I did some heat embossing too! I love how each element came together to help make the card. I also have been inspred by the changing of the seasons - from summer to fall and that is why I chose the leaf stamp as the focal point.

I hope that you like the card and that you will be inspired by the changing season to create something that is amazing. Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Purple Flower cut into Fourths...

Hey everybody-

Welcome back and thanks for stopping by! I am excited about this card today because I stamp the image first and then cut it into fourths. I have seen it do so many time but never had the guts to try it, I love the way it came out. I put foam dots behind each flower section so that it would "pop" off the card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thursday!

Enjoy!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 (BLACK)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 4 (GREEN) - Run this thru
the CuttleBug using Swiss Dots. Adhere to card.
Step 3: Stamp flower image. Color image using PrismaColor Colored Pencils. Cut in to 1.25 x 1.25 squares. Add foam adhesive and adhere.
Step 4: Tie coordinating ribbon
Step 5: Stamp sentiment. Adhere to card

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just Saying Hello...

Happy Hump Day....

This week is sure flying by....wasn't it just Monday?..LOL!

Today's card is following the theme of Fall. I will miss summer, but must admit that I love the colors that Fall brings - the Olive greens, mustard Yellows, the dark Reds, and the Oranges (my favorite color)...they are so yummy!

I tried to imitate those colors in my card by coloring the leaves. I like the way it came out and hope you do too! Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 6.25 x 4.50 (KRAFT)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 6 x 4.25 (WHITE)
Step 3: 3rd Layer measures 5.50 x 3.75 (GREEN)
Step 4: Stamp tree image. Color with pencils. Cut out and set aside.
Step 5: Cut out circle using your Coluzzle. Adhere to center of card.
Step 6: Add foam adhesive to the tree image. Tie twine around the trunk of tree. Add button in center. Adhere to card.
Step 7: Stamp out word sentiment. Cut strip of cardstock. Run it thru your crimper. Adhere sentiment and then adhere to card. Add buttons on both sides.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall is coming......

Hello all & Happy Monday!

I hope that you all had a good weekend. Here in NYC, the weather has cooled down alot. Even today, it feels like a Fall day. It's a bit cloudy and damp and the weather man said the high for today is 73 degrees. I like the Fall weather, but it makes me really realize that summer is truly gone. Add Image

So, in light of this Fall, I decided to do a card that represent this season. On this card, I did some emboss resist . I also used Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The colors came out wonderful and I am so pleased with the end result.

Hope you are getting excited about the changing of the seasons. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kimba


HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 (KRAFT) -
Step 2: 2nd layer measures 4 x 5.25 - Stamp Scattered Leaves using VersaMark Ink. Using clear embossing powder, heat set it. Rip this portion of the card to create rough edge to ink
Step 3: Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks ( Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo) add color to the emboss image. Wipe off excess ink w/a baby wipe
Step 4: Cut this portion of card into 3 pieces. Adhere to base of card leaving a little space in between each section
Step 5: Using that same stamp - Scattered Leaves, stamp the image twice. Once using Orange Marmalade and then using Peeled Paint. Cut out the leaves.
Step 6: Stamp word sentiment using ColorBox Chalk Ink - Dark Brown. Adhere the leaves on either side of the sentiment. Add gem stones

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Halloween.....

Good morning all...
Welcome to the weekend. It's FRIDAY!!!! And to kick off the weekend, I thought that I would do a fun card. This card was fun to make and it's primarily make up of squares. I hope you like this and that it inspires you to pull out those Halloween stamps and get crackin'.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)


HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measure 4.25 x 5.5 (BLACK)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5.25 (WHITE)
Step 3: Punch out 6 squares - I used the McGill Blue punch-adhere to card (PURPLE)
Step 4: Stamp house image using Versamark ink. Heat emboss using Black Opague embossing powder. Punch out image and adhere to a scallop square. Use the PINK Mcgill Punch for the house image and used the PURPLE McGill Scallop Punch. Put Foam dots on back. Adhere to card
Step 5: Stamp out word sentiment and adhereto card.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Butterflies.......my favorite

Hello all-

It has been a long day and I am so sorry for thr late post. Today was my kids first day back to school and man, I am exhausted!!!! My body must have still been in 'summer mode' because it took me a while to get started this morning. I have been up since 5am and have been running ever sense. As I was sitting here, I said, I better post my card on the blog before the Sandman comes and takes me out....and the way I feel, I wouldn't even be able to fight him back LOL!!!

Here's the card for today. I just bought this stamp from Michaels in the dollar bin, and in cas you didn't know, I love, love, love butterflies. Can't resist buying em'. I stamped the image twics. Once on the white cardstock and again on blue cardstock. I cut the butterfly on the blue cardstock out and adhered it on top of the stamped image. I bent the wings slightly to give it dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Kimba :)