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


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 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

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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 :)