Monday, September 27, 2010


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 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


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'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!

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!


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 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 :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Hey everybody,
Happy Tuesday to ya! I hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day yesterday...I certainly did - food, fun, family, & friends! The perfect combination.

In light of how good a time I had, I made a super duper easy peasy card. I kept it bright an fun and hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions

Step 1: Base card measures 4 x 4.25 (ORANGE)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 3.75 x 4 (PATTERN PAPER)
Step 3: Stamp word sentiment on orange cardstock and adhere to card

Monday, September 6, 2010


Good Morning & Happy Labor Day!

Here in NYC it is clear, blue, sunny skies. A great day for a Labor Day BBQ! My In-Laws are having a little shin-dig and I was asked to bring my famous potatoe salad, and so this is going to be a really quick post. I haven't bought the potatoes as yet....LOL!

Okay, here is today's card - I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this flower stamp. There is so much surface area for coloring...which I love to do.

Enjoy your Labor Day and some great food! And if you can, try an squeeze in some crafting fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)
HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Card Base measures 4.25 x 5.5 - (WHITE)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5,25 - (GREEN) -adhere to base
Step 3: Cut piece of purple cardstock measuring 4 x 1.5. Punch using scallop punch.
Step 4: Adhere a coordinating ribbon across this scallop piece. Adhere to card.
Step 5: Stamp flower image. Color stamp using PrismaColor Pencils. Adhere using pop dots.
Step 6: Stamp word sentiment. Adhere to top of card.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome Weekend...You are a Great Friend!

Good Morning all and Happy TGIF!!!
I absolutely LOVE Fridays. It's the beginning of the weekend of course, but it's also a LONG weekend...TeeHee! :)

Today's card is a sweet one. I got to do my second favorite thing when making cards - playing with Distress Inks. I made this card for an old boss of mine who had a rough year. She and I have kept in touch and now she is doing so much better. I hope she likes it.

Enjoy your long weekend. Make sure you squeeze in some card/scrapbook/craft making projects this weekend too. Thanks for stopping by!

Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1:Base card measures 4.25 x 4.5 - (BROWN)
Step2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 4.25 - (PINK)-run thru CuttleBug using Swiss Dot folder-adhere to Base card
Step 3: Stamp 3 birds. Color them. Punch out using scallop punch. Ink around edges using Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Add "googly eyes". Adhere to 2nd layer
Step 4: Stamp word sentiment. Punch out using scallop punch. Ink edges. Add 3 Pink Pearl Stones. Adhere to 2nd layer.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Just a note.....

Mornin' all,

Hope you are enjoying this Thursday. Here in NYC, the kids go back to school on the 8th and I still can not believe that the summer is almost over. Time surely flies....
And today's card is a Just a Note.....I plan on sending this to my friend just to remind her that we are due for a GNO (Girls Night Out). This card was really fun to make because I get to color and that raccoon is so darn cute! I hope you like the card and as always, 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 (PINK)-adhere this to the base card
Step 3: 3rd Layer measures 3.75 x 4.5-run this thru the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder-adhere to 2nd layer
Step 4: Stamp ribbon with the word sentiment and then tie in a bow
Step 5: Cut a small piece of the same ribbon and stamp XOXO
Step 6: Stamp, color, and cut out raccoon
Step 7: Punch out grass using Martha Stewart punch in green - adhere to bottom of 3rd layer
Step 8: Adhere all elements

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

HAPPY September 1st to YOU!!!!

Hello and Happy September 1st,

As promised, Kimba's Kreations is back and I am so happy about it! As you may have noticed (I hope you have) the blog has had a "face lift". We had to look good for our "coming out/back" party...LOL!! I hope you like what you see.

But, let's get right to what you came here to see: CARDS! CARDS! and more CARDS! And without further ado, here's is today's card. I really enjoyed making this card because I have a love for all things butterfly!! Butterfly stamps is the image that I have the most of. Everytime I see a butterfly stamp, I just have to buy it. Hey, that maybe a great theme to do for a week -hmmmm... gotta chuck that away in the idea file.

I hope you like the card and the one thing that I really liked about making this is that this is a card that you could "mass make". All you would need is pattern paper, circle punch, and your favorite butterfly stamp. You could do an assembly line to create this and of course your favorite sentiment.

As promised, the HOW-TO instructions are listed below as well as the supply list in the LABLES FOR THIS POST section. If you have any questions, please, ask away....and don't forget to leave me some love in your comments!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measure 4.25 x 5.5 (WHITE)
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5.25 (PATTERN PAPER) - adhere this to the card
Step 3: Punch out Circle and then stamp the butterfly image onto circle. Adhere to the card.
Step 4: Stamp butterfly image onto white cardstock. Color butterfly. Cut out and adhere it to the stamp butterfly image on the circle. Bend wings a little to add deminsion and give the illusion that the butterfly is flying.
Step 5: Stamp word sentiment at the bottom of card