Monday, February 20, 2012

Color Splash!

Hi everyone!

We're getting closer to spring!!  Not being a winter person, I couldn't be happier! This weekend I worked on a few more challenges even though I haven't had time to put them up on the blog site yet. So, here goes the first one!

I really like how simple this one was!  I'm entering it into the Play Date Cafe PDCC 119 - Splash of Pink challenge.  You can find all the details here

And.... here is the card I made.....

The 4.5 x 6.25 card is on PTI white card stock, with black and pink Bazzill. Unfortunately, I do not know the manufacturer as I lost the packaging. I used Fiskar's bubble punch to give the pink card stock a chance to show through. The sentiment is from PTI as well.


Kim G.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Featured on Birthday Sundaes

Hi all!

No card to post today.  Just wanted to share my excitement at finally being featured on Birthday Sundaes (along with 4 other gorgeous entries) for the easel card challenge!

Stop by and check it out.  And isn't that frog card at the top super adorable??

Kim G

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's Day - Part 2

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday - or as I like to call it - "Funny Commercial Day". 

So, what better way to spend the hours leading up to The Commercials than in my craft room playing with all my newly organized supplies. I love the first few weeks of the year when I get the motivation to purge the old and reorganize. To me, being totally organized makes me more creative.... or least makes me want to be more creative!

Today I'm playing along with two challenges:

Cooking with Cricut Challenge 71 - Make a kids valentine using red, pink and white.  See all the details for the challenge here!

Cardz TV Challenge 101 - "Be My Valentine", make a valentine project using any colors you choose. See all the details for this challenge here!

I kept this one really simple, but it makes me smile each time I look at it.  I used the Create a Critter cartridge for the SUPER cute ladybug and the postage stamp image. (I just love her!).  The card stock is all Bazzil, and the silver glitter paper is from American Crafts. This glitter paper is my FAVORITE!!!  As mentioned on a previous post, it's super sparkly, very smooth and cuts like butter in the Cricut.  The card is 5 x 7.

Kim G.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pink, Pink, Pink!

Hi everyone!

Although my favorite color is actually green, I can't seem to resist the color pink!  So, when I saw that Cardz TV had a "Tickled Pink" challenge, I couldn't pass it up.  I made this card for my aunt who is recovering from surgery, so the timing of this color challenge was perfect.

You can find all the challenge details here on Cardz TV!

The card stock is from Bazzil, and the printed papers are from my scrap bin. The ribbon is from Offray....and of course some stickles too! I also used the Fiskar's loop boarder punch.  I didn't have a large chip board "h", so I cut the letter from some heavy duty card stock six times and then covered it with the pattern paper. Unfortunately, this left me with the tiny wrinkle o the left.  But -- that just proves it's handmade.....right?


Kim G.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Bird-Day!

Hi everyone!

Another challenge!  Today I am participating in a challenge from one of my favorite challenge sites... Birthday Sundaes.  I am determined to be better at getting cards out this year (maybe not perfect, but better!), and their weekly birthday challenges really help get me motivated to stay ahead of the game.

This week's challenge was to create an easel card.  You can find all the challenge details on the Birthday Sundae's site here.

I kept this one fairly simple because I had to tackle some other things tonight, but I still like how it turned out.  The images and background paper were all printed/cut from Imagine More Cards. The paper is all Bazzil, and I used 3 different stickles colors. Rarely do I make a card anymore that doesn't have at least a little bit of glitter these days!


Kim G.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentines Day - Part 1

Hi everyone!

I have to confess....  I've never been a fan of Valentine's Day.  To me it's always been about "forced romance." I've always said that I'd rather get flowers or candy on any other day of the year because it means my husband did it purely because he wanted to - not because the calendar said he had to.  However, as a crafter, I find Valentine's Day secretly fun. I mean all those hearts and pinks and reds!! What's not to love?

So.....why aren't they any pinks or reds in my Valentine's card?  Well, that brings me to the challenge part of this post. I found a couple of challenges that I thought worked well together and wanted to see what I could come up with. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

HIMCR #31- Valentine's Day Project. The goal of this challenge is to make a non-traditional valentine project.  You can read all about it here at Hiding In My Craft Room

Challenge #41 - Bringing Out the Old.  The goal of this challenge is to make a project using something old (old supplies or tools not used in a long time).  You can read all about this one here at Whimsical Designs

Supplies Used:  Scraps!! (Love using those scraps!), ribbon from Offray, Cuttlebug folders (script and hearts). The green and brown hearts are cut from Gypsy Wanderings.

What's old?  The stickers!  The "candy hearts", "chocolate candy" and sentiment came from an old sticker sheet I bought a long time ago and never used.  It's from Flair Designs, 2004. I think you could also classify the ribbon as old because it's been in my collection for at least two years and I never opened it. (The scraps may or may not be way of knowing how long they've been in the scrap bin!)


Kim G.