Friday, February 25, 2011

Thanks you for being my friend...

Hello and TGIF!!!!

I am so looking forward to the weekend.  I have lots to do today and I am running out to a doctor's appointment, so I will make this post quick.

Today's card is CAS (Clean and Simple) and what I love most about this type of card, is the fact that the stamped image remains the focus of the card.  Here I used a stamp by HeroArts - Decorative Birds.  These birds are too cute.  I also did another technique called Paper Piecing - I stamped the image on pattern paper, cut out the wings and then adhered them to the original stamped image....I also added some glossy accents for shine.....

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Card base measures 4.25 x 5.50 - Red
Step 2: 2nd Layer measures 4 x 5.25 - Emboss using CuttleBug and Swiss Dots Folder
Step 3: Punch out scallop square using punch - Black
Step 4: Punch out square using punch, stamp Dots image, then stamp bird image
Step 5: Stamp bird image on pattern paper.  Cut out its wings and adhere to bird.  Add Glossy Accents
Step 6: Punch out heart and adhere to bird's beak
Step 7: Stamp word sentiment.  Add gemstones

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Distress Inks and Color Blocking....

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Hope all is well today.  Today's card I am very excited about sharing with you because it is a technique that I saw Tim Holtz do on a video.  I thought that this was such a clever way to use your Distress Inks as well as create a cool background.  What better way to show you how to create this than linking you up to the video.  Here's the link HERE.

Wasn't that an AWESOME video????  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Tim!!!!  Anywho, how I created the word sentiment ws that I used several clear stamps from one sheet and arranged them on my acrylic block accordingly and stamped it as one cool is that?  Give you endless possibilities on how you can use your clear stamps huh?  The stamps I used are by HeroArts Friendship Quotes JS143.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

PS - Here are the Distress Ink colors I used:
*Spiced Marmalade
*Broken China
*Fired Brick
*Vintage Photo
*Tea Dye


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

W Plus 9 Studio Color Challenge

Hello all....
Just wanted to share with you my inspiration for today's card.  I am participating in the W Plus ( Studio Challenge, and as you can see above, these were the colors that you have to use.  Now, I like these colors....maybe even love them....but using them together....a girl just couldn't wrap her head around it.'ll be proud.  I stuck it out and came up with this creation.  I love it when you start something, and the end result turns out wayyyy better than you expected.

Anywho, thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

EMBELLISH Magazine Challenge

Hello all and Happy Thursday-

This week has flew by for me....but I am NOT complaining....LOL!!  I look so forward to the weekends and I am sure you do too! 

Today's card was created for the above challenge.  Embellish Magazine is having a Color Trends Challenge where you had to create a card or craft project using the colors and hearts.  I had actually forgot that the challenge ended today, so I whipped this up real quick.  I just love this stamp (as I have said in previous post) and when you heat emboss with it, the image is just so pretty!

Anywho....thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Kimba :)

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Happy Monday and Happy "love" Day!  I hope that this day you share it with people you love - be it family, friends,  or your significant other - just make sure you enjoy and have fun!
Today's card was just that - fun to create.  The stamp is from HeroArts and it's called In The Garden K5353.  When I first got this stamp, I bought it more so because it's a HeroArts stamp than because I just loved it. I just love the company and their quality of stamps are awesome.  When I was creating this card, I wanted to have the image be the focal point and so much so that all that was left would be a simple sentiment.  I stamped the image and heat embossed it using white opaque powder.  I added the punched heart to show the little boy was giving his heart away or vice versa - how cute!
Anyway....this is the card that I plan on giving my hubby.  Remember, the "how-to" is below and please, leave me some "comment love".  I love hearing from you.  Have a great Monday and and even greater Valentine's Day!!!!
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 - Red - run thru the CuttleBug using the Swiss Dots Embossing folder
Step 3: 3rd Layer - Stamp image using VersaMark ink on black cardstock and heat emboss using white opaque powder
Step 4: Punch scallop edge and tie a bow.  Punch out heart on red cardstock. Attach to card
Step 5: Stamp word sentimemt