Thursday, March 31, 2011

90 Minute Challenge - gotta love 'em....

Hello all...

I hope you  all are having a great day!  Today's card is one that I absolutely love making...and that is because I love butterflies.  I am a member of the HeroArts Flickr group and one of the things they do with their group members is have this thing called 90 Minute Scrambles - you have 90 minutes to create a card, based on the theme,color, shape, etc and upload it to the gallery.  This was one of the cards that I created for the challenege.  It was so much fun and the amaming thing that I have learned or seen from myself is that I create better card when I am under a "time-limit" versus when I have unlimited amounts of time....go figure.

In any case, as always, thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave me some 'comment love'...I just love haer from you!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Hello all-

This is a quick post about a new blogs that makes it debut on Friday, April 1, 2011.  I just couldn't keep it to myself.

Quote from Lily Pad Cards:
There’s a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! Check out Lily Pad Cards! [Link:]

They have a BLOG HOP going on now and let me tell you...the blogs that you visit have SIMPLY OUTSTANDING creations.  Get a cup of coffe or tea, relax, and hop are going to have alot of fun!

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

Embellish Magazine Masculine Challenge

Hello and Happy Hump Day.....
Two more days til the start of the weekend.  I can't wait!  I love me some weekends....LOL!!
Anyway, today's card I created for Embellish Magazine Challenge.  The theme for this month is Masculine Cards and the colors for this challenge was Red, Blue, Gray, and Green....great colors to create with right?  O loved making this card beacuse I was able to use several layers and different techniques like distressing and dry embossing.  I love the end result.  Hopefully the judges will too and I win the prize!  Fingers and toes crossed!
If you like what you see, please leave me some comment love and thanks so much for stopping by!
Kimba :)
HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card measures 4.25 x 5.5 (White)
Step 2: 1st layer card measures 4 x 5.25 (Blue)
Step 3: 2nd layer card measures 3.75 x 5 (Grey) Emboss this using the Cuttlebug. Swipe raised edges with black ink.  Add 3 silver brads.
Step 4: Cover white tag with Fired Brick Red Distress Ink
Step 5: Cut green strip and punch out edge using key hole punch. Stamp word sentiment and adhere to card. Put adhesive ONLY on the ends, this way you can slide tag in.
Step 6: Stamp bike image and add blue brads.  Add foam dots and attach.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #74

Hello everyone....
How ya'll doing this Tuesday morning?  I am so excited that I just have to share.  My husband's brother's wife just gave birth...this morning to a healthy baby girl.  I don't have anymore info other than she is doing well and her name is Madison!!!  I couldn't be happier for them.  So, stay tune for a "Congratulations on your Baby Girl" card being posted....

Today's card was created for the Play Date Cafe Challenge.  They give you the colors that can be used within the card but can be interpreted by you in any way you want.  The colors they selected are colors that I wouldn't ordinarily put together, but after creating the card, I see just how pretty the colors are together. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!
Kimba :)

HOW-TO Instructions
Step 1: Base card mesures 4.25 x 5.5 - (White)
Step 2 1st Layer measures 4 x 5.25 (Turquoise)
Step 3: Stamp Antique Brocade using VersaMark ink.  Sprinkle purple embossing powder and heat set.  Distress edges
Step 4: Tie ribbon and add faux purple pearls.  Adhere to base card using foam dots
Step 5: Stamp word sentiment using VersaMark Ink and sprinkle purple embossing powder.  Heat set and adhere to card

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Enjoy Your Birthday - Joan's Garden Tag Challenge

Hello everybody....

Here we are again...another Tuesday with three more day til the start of weekend...LOL! I am looking forward to that....I always seem to be..TeeHee!  I created today's card by using a tag for my focal point.  I will be submitting this card to Joan's Garden Tag challenge.  This is a really great blog  that is super friendly to new visitors and have weekely challenges.  Make sure you go and visit when you get the chance.

Well, I am off to run errands and get some work done.  Thanks so much for stopping by and please, feel free to leave me some "comment love".  I really like hear from you.

Have a great Tuesday!
Kimba :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

MOXIE FAB WORLD: The Stamping with Markers Challenge

Hello and Happy Monday-

I hope that you had a great weekend.  Remember when I mentioned in my last post that I had ten projects to complete, well guess what?.....I completed ALL ten - WooHoo!  What a sense of accomplishment!  And now on to the next one...LOL!

Today's card is one that I created for Moxie Fab World's Stamping with Markers Challenge   
You can read about the challenge and all the details by clicking HERE, but the really, really cool thing is that two winning entries will be shown on the Moxie Fab Blog as well as THIS moxie fab prize: 36 BRAND NEW COLORS of the Copic Ciao Marker Line.  Is that an AWESOME incentive or what???  Please, make sure you check out this blog.  It is SUPER FANTASIC and is chock full of inspiration!!!

And oh...I almost forgot to tell you what I "colored with markers" on my card.  I colored the flower.  I first stamped the image on VELLUM and heat embossed it using white powder.  After cutting the flower out, I turned it on the backside and colored the flower using my Marvy Brush Markers.  I just LOVE the way it turned out!

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

PS - You'll never guess what I used to create the STEM of the flower?  I used a DUNKIN DOUNUT's COFFEE STIRER - I inked it up using Peeled Paint Distress Ink and tied my sentiment to it!!!  Way cool huh?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Friday everyone!

The weekend is finally here.  This week, for me, seemed to have dragged on, but I am sure glad that it's over.  This weekend I have at least 10 projects that must get finished and I am looking forward to jumping right on in....

This leads me to the card for today.  I finally came up with a Mother's Day card layout that I liked and decided that my Mothers Day cards will be a variation of the one above.  I especially love the flower on the card.  I stamped the image on WHITE VELLUM and then heat embossed it using white opaque powder.  I curled the edges to add some dimension to it.  Creating my Mother's Day cards happens to be a project I plan on completing this weekend.  It will be here before you know it.

Anyway...I have loads to do....I hope that you have a great Friday and an even more fantastic weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!
Kimba :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Joan's Gardens Challenge - Monogram Card

Hello all-

Today's card  I created for a challenge over at Joan's Gardens.  The challenge required us to use any JustRite stamp.  I only have their monogram stamps and so I decided to create a monogrammed card.  I love the way it came out - clean and simple.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you get a chance, stop on by Joan's blog - she has some really pretty creations there that I know would inspire you.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Kimba :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

90 Minute Challenge - My HeroArts Flickr Group

Hello everybody!

I hope that you are all well.  Today's card I created over the weekend.  I am apart of an AWESOME Flickr HeroArts group where every so often they have this 90 minute challenge and here how it goes.  The host of the challenge thinks of the requirements of the challenge.  This challenge was we had to create a card, in 90 minutes that was monochromatic, had flowers and bling within the card. Now, the weird thing is that, creating a card for me is super easy....anytime there is some sort of time limit in creating  something, I am able to bang out...but give me a week or so....I am BLANK....LOL!!!  Am I alone?  Does this ever happen to you?

Anyway, here is my card.  I stamped the flower image using Blue China Distress Ink and then I spritzed the image with water and stamped it on watercolor paper.  This was really fun! So, my challenge to you - when creating your next project, or lets even say when having to do a chore like clean or organize....turn on a timer and rock it out and let me know how things turn out.  I would love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for stoping by and have a great Tuesday!
Kimba :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Embellish Magazine Challenge

Hello everyone-

I hope this Thursday finds you more til the weekend starts - Yippee! I love the card that I created for today. I am participating in the Embellish Magazine Blog Color Trends Challenge - please see below all the info. The theme, in addition to the color scheme was birds - there needed to be a bird within the card. You can see my take on the challenge below.

One technique that I have been doing lately is Paper Piecing and ya know what? I am really getting into the results - I love the look! This is what I did with the birds wings as well as one of the bird's body. So, fingers crossed that I win. They have a really cool prize! In any case, thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your Thursday!!!
Kimba :)