Saturday, December 21, 2013

Gift boxes

I bought then We r Memory Keepers Pillow box punch for my gift cards.  Here is one for my Mom using all Paper Smooches products. Again, it is anything goes for Paper Smooches, will enter this one as well.



Products:

Stamps Paper SmoochesWarm Hearts, Fresh Snow and Joyful Greetings
We R Memory Keepers pillow box

Memories Unicorn white
Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Super Smooches

Made these tags for my nephews, it's anything goes this week at Paper Smooches Sparks so I am entering this one.




Stamps: Paper Smooches Super and Christmas Sampler
Background Stars Hero Arts/Basic Grey
Hero Arts tag die
Copics, Zing embossing powder - White
Memories Unicorn white

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks - Picture Perfect Challenge

Edit, well apparently they have changed their submission deadline lol! I was too late to submit this. Here is my submission for the Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge for this week. Had time enough today to finish-up some holiday tags and cards, Montréal, as many places in the east, has been blanketed with 25 cm of snow! Better on a Sunday then a workday! Besides my dogs are so happy we are home to play in the snow with them :)




Products used:

Stamps all Paper Smooches: Joyful Greetings, Fresh Snow and GeoGraphic (background on ornaments), Die-Namics circle dies, Momento Luxe ink in Love Letter and Memories Unicorn White.
Hero Arts/Sizzix embossing folder.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC122 Out on a Limb

So here are my holiday tags, they are easy to mass produce and I like the vintage feel of the die cut text.  I am submitting these to this weeks CAS-ual Fridays CFC122: Out on a limb, featuring trees!



Products used: 
Lawn Fawn Let it Snow for the silver embossed trees and snowflakes
Die cut - Dee's Distinctively by A Cut Above Merry Christmas Lg. (IME-088)
Silver embossing - Zing

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #49

I am submitting this tag for the Runway Inspired Challenge #49 - CĂ©line.  The bold colours on that dress and the swoosh pattern(if that makes sense) were it for me!




Products used:

Paper Smooches die, Hero Arts "swoosh" - Texture and Shape stamps set, Sentiment Papertrey Ink
Inks - Momento Luxe Love Letter and Dandelion, Hero Arts Tide Pool
Memories Black
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Tim Holtz tag die

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Friday, December 6, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks - Anything Goes

I just picked-up this Briny Blue set and I figured since this week it's Anything Goes over at Paper Smooches Sparks that I would add a Santa's hat on this cute whale!



Products used:

Stamps Paper Smooches - Briny Blue (w/dies), Joyful Greetings, Surf & Turf and Chubby Chum Pals
Embossing folder by Darcie
Tim Holtz embossing diffuser
Distress inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky and Chipped Saphire
Hero Arts Royal Red mid-tone ink
Memories Black
Lawn Trimmings and Hero Arts Snow notecard
Distress Rock Candy glitter and Stickles
Copics

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge # 48

This inspiration photo for the Runway Inspired Challenge made me feel like it was the month of June! Oooo can't wait for that and winter has just begun! Sniff, sniff!  Okay, at least it makes me think of good things to come! I was inspired by the pastel colours along with the flowers and the punch of black.



Products used:

My Favorite Things - Roses, Papertrey Ink sentiment
Clear embossing powder Zing (later ironed off)
Distress inks in Antique Linen, Spun Sugar and a bit of Worn Lipstick
Memories black
Perfect Pearls on the roses, can't see it that well but what a nice shimmer
Embossed rectangle Lawn Fawn die cut

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks - November Cool Shades Challenge

Happy cold Sunday! Had fun with this one, I am submitting it to this weeks Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades Challenge.



Products used:

Paper Smooches Warm Hearts, Chubby Chum Pals (lights and hat) and Word Salad.
Copics, Glitter, Stickels and Glossy Accents

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hero Arts Christmas - A Few of My Favorite Things

Here is a set I made using the Archivers/Hero Arts stamp and die set with lots 'o glitter, as a matter of fact my dog Duffy is still wearing the glitter! I am submitting these under "A few of my favourite things". The stamping on glitter technique is one of my favourites for the holidays.



Hero Arts Archivers Stamp and Cut ornaments
Hero Arts and Sizzix embossing folder
Inks Hero Arts - Red Royal, Navy, Cornflower, Tide Pool, Green Hills and Charcoal
Pearls and gems all HA mixed accents - Blush, Foliage, Sea and Neutral
Sentiments Papertrey Ink
Again, lots 'o glitter!

To make the ornaments I used double sided tape sheets. Glued one side to thin plain white card stock, die cut the ornaments then removed the tape covering from the top part and glittered the surface.  Sprayed with glue to hold the glitter in-place.  This is from a tutorial I saw on Barb Engler's blog last year (see link here).

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks and Runway Inspired Challenge #47

This is for both the current Paper Smooches Sparks (stripes) and Runway Inspired Challenge #47. I seem to turn to the Paper Smooches Reflections set often, I really love those flowers! I used the Wink of Stella clear glitter on the flowers. I put a close-up below.






Stamps: Reflections and Word Salad - Paper Smooches
Lines: Papertrey Ink
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Enamel Dots My Minds Eye
Inks: Hero Arts mid-tone Navy, Orange Soda, Bubble Gum, Cornflower
Memories black

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Friday, November 8, 2013

Papertrey Ink - making my first plaid backgrounds

Happy Friday all! I am so looking forward to a quiet weekend, although we are supposed to see our first light snow tomorrow… Not ready for that yet!  

I received my first Papertrey Ink order this week, I was so excited and looking forward to trying the plaid technique that I saw by Laura Bassen in the Insider Card class.  These are the two I came up with for the holidays.



Products:

Stamps all Papertrey Ink - Lines for the plaid and the sentiments
Inks all Hero Arts - Royal Red, Forever Green, Green Hills and Silver mid-tone
Memories black
 Glitter is Rock Candy Distress glitter with two sided tape sheets
Dies Spellbinder

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hero Arts Neon Christmas - Merry and Bright

Made this one for the current Hero Arts holiday challenge.  Part of the challenge was using neon ink, thought this was a fun way to use those gorgeous inks. I am submitting this one for the "Merry and Bright" category, using Neon inks.


 Products: Heor Arts Miracle of the Holidays sentiment and the "ornament" is from Not Perfect.
Inks: Neon Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Shadow Ink - Silver
The cord colour is Forever Green
Star Dust Stickles
Hero Arts Snow notecard and layering paper


Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Saturday, November 2, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays CFC119:Embossing

Already working on my holiday cards, this set is for this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Embossing challenge.  Used both an embossing folder and powder on this set.



My apologies for the picture, really grey fall day here!
Products: Stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
Ornament Banner Builder set, Sizzix-Hero Arts embossing folder
Snow layering papers and note card Hero Arts
Silver and Silver Blue embossing powder Zing American Crafts
Inks all Hero Arts mid-tones: Silver, Gold, Tide Pool, Cornflower, Mint Julep, Red Royal and Green Hills
All kinds of Stickles!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Paper Smooches Sparks - Picture Perfect Challenge October 2013

Wasn't quite sure what direction to take from this picture, the colours ended-up being my starting point. At first I wanted to go in the holiday direction but, to me, the colours were more birthday.  So this is what I ended-up with.





Products used:

Paper Smooches -  Sentiment Sampler and Warm Hearts
Distress inks, Shabby Shutters, Pumice Stone, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick
Glossy Accents and star dust Stickles
Memories Black ink

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Moxie Fab World - Enthralled with Fall: Tuesday Trigger

This one is for the Moxie Fab World - Enthralled with Fall Tuesday Trigger.  I just loved the inspiration picture that pink and orange on the leaves is just perfect.  Fall in Montreal (and surrounding areas) is just that mixed with a lot of red.



Products used:

Leaves Lawn Fawn dies
Stamps: MFT - Birthday Greetings and Western Backgrounds
Distress inks: Gathered Twigs and Fired Brick
Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink and Memories Black

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Paper Smooches Sparks October Cool Shades "Autumn"

This one is for the Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades challenge. This one was fun to make, baby cards are always fun :)





Paper Smooches A Little Lovin'and Reflections
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Fresh Peach, Tide Pool and Soft Purple
Zing embossing powder, Kraft paper
Copics

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - Trick or Treat

I was having fun with these tags, so I decided to submit this one for the CAS-ual Fridays CFC118: Tags & Bags.



Stamps:

Tim Holtz pumpkin, Lawn Fawn bat and sentiment
Copics and a canvas treat bag.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Sunday, October 20, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC118: Tags & Bags

Okay, trying this again after having read in detail that it is gift or bags featuring a tag! Teach me to not read things in detail! 




Stamps CAS-ual Frdiays Snowflake Greetings
Inks Hero Arts Navy, Cornflower Silver and Soft Graphite
Perfect Pearls
Tag Sizzix

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

CAS-ual Fridays Tags

This one was made from one of my new CAS-ual Fridays stamp set :) Added the box later in the week to enter it into the CAS-ual Fridays Tags and Bags challenge.








Products used:

Stamps CAS-ual Fridays Snowflake Greetings and Naughty or Nice
Inks Hero Arts Green Hills and Red Royal
Heart Lawn Fawn with Christmas Red Stickles
Tag Sizzix

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Sunday Smooches - Pastel Butterfly

This card was so inspired and cased from Jennifer McGuire, I do love the stuff she creates when using pastel colours!  This is for the October Designer Drafts Challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks.




Products:

Stamps all Paper Smooches Good Gab, Sentiment Sampler and Reflections
Inks Hero Arts Bubble Gum, Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Green Hills and Cornflower Blue
Memories Black

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Hero Arts Holiday Challenge - Deck the Cards

This is another for the Hero Arts Holiday Challenge.  I love using aqua for holiday cards and I am submitting this one under the "Deck the Cards" category - Hero Arts embellishments




Products used: 

Hero Arts Brushed Frame, Overexposed Tree, Snowflakes also Hero Arts and Sentiment
Ink: Mix of Tide Pool and Soft Pool
Diamond Gems
Embossing folder Sizzix and Hero Arts

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim