Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Blog Named Hero Birthday Cards Challenge!

Time for a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero!!!
The theme is all about birthdays :) I don't know about you but I can never have enough birthday cards on-hand!



I am in love with the Hero Arts Magnolia stamp so, of course, that was my starting point! I stamped it on Kraft paper with MFT Kraft Hybrid Ink so that I could use my Polychormos pencils (another love of mine in my craft room) I hadn't planned on a color scheme I just picked a few of my favorites and I ended up with a magenta ish flower.


To add some dimension in the middle I used Dandelion Nuvo drops and a brown marker. I set my flower aside to dry and decided on the Rounded Rectangles by Hero Arts for my panel. I then masked off the sides with some PostIt tape and ink blended some Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink as it matched my lighter pink on the flower.


For my sentiment, I used the Wonderful Stamp and Cut both the stamps and die.  I chose the Simon Says Stamp Magenta Glitter paper for my die and it worked beautifully with the darker flower color. I then foam mounded my panel on a Neena 110lbs card base and once the flower was completely dry I added to the lower right hand corner!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Simon Says: Fun in the Sun

Happy Wednesday crafty friends! I have been MIA over the last week as I have been away for work! But I am back and my vacation starts next week! Can't wait!

It's time for a fun new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge but first have you seen the Summer Kids Challenge going on now! The theme is Anything Goes with Sparkle! Click the link above or the logo below for more details!


Encourage your younger loved ones to enter for a chance to win one of three grab bags! This challenge is such fun!



Now for this week, Simon Says: Fun in the Sun! The design team is featuring Mama Elephant, you don't have to but we would sure love seeing them! 


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


If any of you follow my blog you know that I am a huge pet person especially dogs! I love dogs especially my two goofs! So I chose to go with the Little Dog Agenda stamp set and all the fun "summer activity" dogs.


I started by stamping my puppies on Neena 80lbs cardstock with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink for Copic coloring. I chose the dogs with the beach ball, popcorn, beer (lol), activity flag or beach flag, and the skateboarder. I had to fussy cut them once I was done with the coloring (always buy the dies people! lol)


Once my images we complete and cut I die cut another piece of Neena 80lbs with the Mama Elephant Cloud Nine frame die (one of my favorite die sets). I created my own circle stencil by die-cutting a piece of acetate. I ink blended with Hero Arts Bubble Gum, Soft Apricot, Soft Vanilla, Green Apple, Soft Pool and Orchid inks for my rainbow circles. They are die and/or hybrid inks but they can be ink blended beautiful if you remove some of the excess before bringing the ink to the paper. If you are interested in trying this I highly recommend videos on YouTube by Laura Bassen. She rocks this technique!


I placed all of my puppies on the coordinating circles and chose the Mama Elephant Occasional Labels for my series of fun sentiments. I love this stamp set, it has every sentiment you may need and extra fun ones and I love the effect the stamped in black ink on white paper.

I finished off my card with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in rainbow colors and some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins. All of the products used are listed and linked below!


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Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Simon Says: Red, White and/or Blue

Happy Wednesday crafty friends and Happy 4th of July to my American friends! It's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge but first have you seen the Summer Kids Challenge going on now! The theme is Anything Goes with Sparkle! Click the link above or the logo below for more details!


Encourage your younger loved ones to enter for a chance to win one of three grab bags! This challenge is such fun!



Now for this weeks Simon Says: Red, White and/or Blue fitting for the date :)


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!



These are colors that I do not often use, I love it when a challenge takes me way out of my comfort zone.



I started with my More Spring Flowers set and colored them with my Copics in reds and greys to mimic a white flower. I used the accompanying dies and decided on a navy background panel.


I wanted the background to have a little more life to is so I decided on the Simon Says Stamp Deco Diamonds 6x6 background stamp with some sparkle embossing powder. When I placed my flowers to the panel I decided I needed something to "ground" the flowers so I chose the Neat and Tangled Punchinella die and die cut a piece of Neena 80lbs cardstock. I really like the effect.


I put all of my elements together and opted for this great sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Spring Flower Burst set. I die cut the stitched banner by Pretty Pink Posh from some Tonic scarlet matt speciality paper and I white embossed the sentiment. To finish off I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins in a mix of sizes.  All of the products are linked and listed below!


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Thanks for taking the time!
Kim




Friday, June 29, 2018

Party Like a Flock Star!

Happy Friday crafty friends! My post today features the fantastic new Toucan Do It stamps and dies by My Favorite Things. I mean seriously leg-warmers? Too sweet!


I started with my base panel and some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink in the middle of the panel in an oval formation with my ink blending tool. I then sprayed the area with my Distress sprayer for texture and since it is a Neena 80lbs panel the effect is faint. 

I then used the new Heffy Doodle Unbeleafable stencil and selectively blended certain leaves from the full stencil on the sides and top and bottom with a mix of Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Inks. 


I stamped my leaves from the Toucan Do It stamp set with the same Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Oxide Inks with the "rock and roll" technique to avoid harsh lines (Distress Oxide Inks stamp like a dream!) 

I stamped my bird with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink (my go-to Copic friendly ink). I started with the rainbow feathers and the bandana. I then colored the bird and beak. I used the accompanying Die-Namics. I used Nuvo white embossing powder and Lawn Fawn Black cardstock for the sentiment.



I flat glued the leaves to the panel and used foam tape for the bird and the sentiment stripes. I added white Gellyroller accents to the eye, nose and bandana once that was dry I went over the beak and eye with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I also added some pink Stickles to the bandana and the leg warmers.

I finished everything off with some Sparkling Clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh. All of the products used are listed and linked below!

Thanks for taking the time have a great weekend! It's a long weekend here in Canada to celebrate Canada Day! 

Kim


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Wplus9

Happy hump day crafty friends! That means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!  


This week Simon Says: Anything Goes!!! The design team is featuring Wplus9 products! You don't have to use them but we would love to see them if you do! 


Come join in on the fun you have a change to win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!





For this week's project, I just had to use the beautiful Modern Anemones stamp set by Wplus9. I simply love these flowers (well I love all the Wplus9 flowers!)  I started by stamping my flowers on Neena 80lbs cardstock using my stamp platform in Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink to use my Copic markers. I used the "flicking" motion to color these florals and the leaf. I then put my panel back in my stamp positioner and re-stamped with Versamark ink and used my gold embossing powder (I do this often and the black ink never shows through the embossing powder)


Once that was done I took another piece of Neena 80lbs cardstock and one of my MFT Stitched Scallop border dies and die cut the panel. I then used Versafine Onyx black ink to stamp the sentiment also from the Modern Anemones stamp set. To add a little something, something I added a piece of my favorite black and white striped paper by MFT to the left of the panel. 



I foam mounted the white panel to the card base and then added my flowers and leaves to the panel. I finished off the card by adding my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.


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All of the products used are listed and linked below! Thanks so much for taking the time!
Kim





Sunday, June 24, 2018

Summer Flowers!

Happy Sunday crafty friends! Kim with you this morning sharing a summer inspired flower card!


Like many of you I am sure, I adore summer. The beach, the sun, the smell of freshly cut grass and the beauty of gorgeous summer flowers!


I really wanted to use the the Blossoms for Coloring set (CM255), I love the modern clean lines of these blossoms. I decided to color them with my Copic markers in rainbow colors. I used the accompanying dies. I then took my panel and die cut it with he Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle dies.


I decided the panel needed a little color so I used my Every Which Way stencil selectively coloring certain spots with my Soft Pool Ink and my ink blending tool. I then lined up my sentiment from the Hand Drawn Everyday Messages and stamped it with my Hero Arts Black Die Ink.

 

I used a mix of foam tape and glue to place my flowers and leaves on the panel and cut the excess off the sides. I finished it all off with various embellishments!

Thanks for taking the time, go check out the fun Summertime Fun Challengeyou still have time to enter!

Kim

Friday, June 22, 2018

CFC202 - Inspiration

Happy Friday crafty friends! I have a bittersweet post today, this is my last post for the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge blog. It has been a wonderful experience and Michele Gross the wonderful owner of CAS-ual Friday's stamps has been amazing! I really want to thank her and our blog coordinator Alanna Moses.

This week the theme for the challenge is an inspiration picture. I was inspired by the colors popping in the sky. So, I decided to make my flowers fall from the sky.


I used the beautiful new Peaceful Garden stamp set in a rainbow of colors! Stamped each color three times and finished by adding the leaves from the same set. I chose my sentiment from the Truth Is stamp set and trimmed my Neena 80lbs panel to 5.25 x 4. I foam mounted my panel to the card base and added some PPP Sparkling Clear Sequins and Nuvo Jewel Drops.



Thanks so much for taking the time and go check out the challenge!
Kim