Wednesday, February 17, 2010

St. Patty's Day Card!!!

Hey everyone!

Happy Hump Day!!!

The card that I am posting today, is a St.Patty's Day card that I created. I am especially proud of this card b/c I had to really put on my "thinking cap" in order to create the Shamrock. I did not have a Shamrock stamp, so I created it by using my HeroArts Heart stamp. I stamped this 6 times using Versamark Ink and heat embossed it. I put foam dots on the petals to give dimension (see 2nd pic of the side view) I used a ribbon for the stem and HeroArts Alphabet Letters to create the sentiment. I love the way it came out. I hope yu like it too.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Kimba :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

CAARDVARKS Challenge! - Wedding Card Publication #5

Hello all-

LAST, but NOT LEAST is the final wedding card submission. THIS card is my favorite and I had the most fun making because I used Tim Holtz's Distress Inks. I am lovin' distressing now. I tell my kids they better watch out or I'll distress them...LOL!!!

I stamped the wedding image w/VersaMark in and then heat embossed it using BLACK OPAGUE embossing powder. I just LOVE this look because the image came out so clear, dark, and shiny. I tore the edges of both the wedding image and word sentiment and distressed both of them. I FIRST used WORN LIPSTICK and then on top of that, I used VINTAGE PHOTO. I added foam dots to that to adhere it to the tag.

Now the tag, I embossed using my CuttleBug using the TEXTILE folder and then used the same two distress inks on it. The 3rd layer (PINK CARDSTOCK) I used my HEIDI SWAPP EDGE DISTRESS tool and distress the edges, and then swiped it using VINTAGE PHOTO ink, I attached that using foam dots.

Again...I hope you enjoyed seeing my wedding submissions.

Thanks SO VERY much for always stopping by!
Kimba :)

CAARDVARKS Challenge! - Wedding Card Publication #4

Here's my 4th Wedding Card.
Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

PS - I lost my camera, so I am scanning all of my cards. I hope that youare able to see them clearly. The flower (focal point of card) I adhered using foam dots. The black background was also embossing using the Swiss Dots folder.

CAARDVARKS Challenge! - Wedding Card Publication #3

Good Morning all-

Happy Monday,
I am posting one of three more cards that I created for the Caardvarks Wedding Card contest. I hope that you like them. If any of you are interested in How-To's on how to make any of my cards, PLEASE, leave me a comment and I would be more than happy to give you all instructions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

CAARDVARKS Challenge! - Wedding Card Publication #2

Hi all-
Here is another Wedding Card submission. Give me some love and leave some feedback and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by again!

Kimba :-)

HAPPY "I LOVE YOU DAY" - CAARDVARKS Challenge! - Wedding Card Publication

Hello all-

Happy Happy Happy Valentines Day! I hope that you are all enjoying this day of love and that you are spending this day enjoying yourself!!!!

I have a card for you that I am sp proud of : It's a Wedding Card. I am participating in a challenge over at The challenge is to create a wedding card that will be published in the July 2010 issue of CARDS Magazine. You can submit more than one card so please....check back later today.

Again, I hope that you are enjoying your day of LOVE. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your time w/me.

Kimba :-)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Nuts about You...

Hey everybody!

Here is my card for today. This was really fun card to make. I stamped the circles and then arranged them as a border. I also added pop dots to give dimension. I hope that you enjoy the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sending Love Your Way

Hey everybody -

Yesterday, here in NYC we had a really bad snow storm. It started Tuesday evening at around 11pm and snowed literally all day Wednesday. The Mayor here closed the schools because of the storm - but it was good for me because I got to make cards and layouts - Yay!

I created a Valentine's Day card for my hubby. This is one of the 5 cards that he gets ....I know...we've been giving each other 5 cards for as long as we've been together (it's been 19 years) because when we try and get cards, we see so many cards that would be so fitting for us that we just get them and it always ends up being 5 cards...

Anyway, here's my card. I created a base card in brown and then distressed a tag using Tim Holtz's Distress Inks - Peeled Paint, Broken China, and Vintage Photo. Next, I used Tim Holtz's Mini Mask Floret and masked off a flourish. I sparyed the tag w/my Mini Mister and it created a splatter-like image on tag. Wrapped it in twine to give it that Masculine feel. I hope you like it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

See The Flowers Smiling

Hey all-

Here is my card for today. I embossed the 2nd layed and then used Tim Holtz's Worn Lipstick Distress Ink on it. I then stamped out flower images, cut them out and added foam dots. This was a quick and easy card. Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

See The Flowers Smiling

Hello all & Happy Monday!

I know that some of you are football fans and may have watched the Super Bowl yesterday....and I am hoping that you enjoyed yourself as well as made a little time for crafting too!

Here is my card for today. It is part of a weekly acrd challenge at The theme is flowers and being BOLD. I love this card because the colors are just that - BRIGHT & BOLD. I used my PrismaColor Colored Pencils to color in the flowers and added foam dots to the 2nd and 4th flower. I hope that you like it and that it inspires you to start making some BOLD, BRIGHT Valentine's Day Cards for your love ones.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

CAARDVARKS Challenge #7

Hello All-

Happy TGIF!!! I hope that you are all looking forward to the weekend. Here in NYC, we are expected to have 4-6 inches of what that means to me is LOTS OF CRAFTING!!!

Here is my card for today. I am going to list my the supplies that I used below - see this info in the section "LABELS FOR THIS POST". This was alot of fun, because I got to use Tim Holtz'z Distress Ink and I soooo love using that tool! LoL!

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