Saturday, April 28, 2012

Snatch the digi

Happy Saturday Blogland.  I hope today finds you well.  I wanted to share two of my new digis. Oliver Wrecker  and Marie's Strawberries.  Don't forget to collect today's freebie at the bottom :)  Happy Crafting! <3

I'm playing around with cubes and cylinders this week.  Your freebie today is a pair of dice. Enjoy!

Friday, April 27, 2012


Totally Papercrafts Challenge #114 Saturated Colors

Happy Friday Bloggers!  Another work week ends kicking off another creative weekend.  Lets start with our Friday Challenge at Totally Papercrafts.  Hosting this week is the lovely Caroline of K.I.S.S.  Visit her blog and give her some love in the comment sections.  Caroline wants us to use saturated colors.  I couldn't wait to dig into my Copics and paper stash for some brightness.  During this challenge I realized it was, well,  challenging.  I naturally gravitate toward subdued colors so I had a ton of fun with this card.  It features the digital stamp "Zombie Niamh" and comes from this weeks sponsor: the amazing Krista Smith of Saturated Canary Digis.  Krista is an artist with incredible talent and is giving 2 of her gorgeous digis to the winner of this weeks challenge.  Search out your bright papers, markers and embellishments, visit the Saturated Canary then join in the challenge this week.  Happy Crafting <3

Card Recipe:
Digital Stamp:  Krista Smith's Zombie Niamh
Papers:  Southworth Linen, Creative Imaginations Helen Dardik
Embellishments/Tools:  Copics, Spellbinders Labels Eight, Recollections Flowers

Saturated Colors for TPC Challenge #114

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Snatch the Digi

Happy Tuesday Blogging friends.  This week is creeping by and Friday will be here before you know it.  I hope everyone is having a great work week.  My oldest son Ethan, had a talk with me in the car after school today.  Ethan is an amazing artist and started drawing pictures before he could write words .  He starts college in the fall and plans on majoring in Graphic Design.  Ethan politely told me to get busy and add more digis to the shop and to offer more free digis.  He told me to build a "fan" base and work on making my site more interesting.  When did my child get so smart?  Thanks to Ethan, you can look for more freebies and I'll be pushing my pencil extra hard for you.  Enjoy Funky Letter A!

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Digi

Happy Monday!  What a day.  I just sat down with a cup of hot chocolate and my pencils.  I found love kitty making herself pretty for everyone.  I hope you enjoy.  I'm off to search out some exciting challenges and spend some time with the family.  Have a great night <3

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Now that's Inspiration!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #111 Butterflies

Hello happy bloggers!  I recently realized I am running the Diva 5K race in less than a month and I have not prepared.  In fact, I haven't run at all in over a month.  Instead, I've indulged in high calorie snacks and eating extra sugar....UGH!  I'm SO going to pay for this :(  Since I've been bad I decided to make a card to remind me what can happen when I eat extra snacks.  This card features two Sassy Cheryl Images.  Cheryl has new super cute stamps in her shop.  Make sure you stop by and check them out.  I hope everyone has a great work week, as for me, I'll be outside running my tail off to make up for lost time ;)  Happy Crafting <3
Card Recipe
Digital Stamps :  Cheryl Agler's "Dawns Llama" and "That's One Big Flower"
Papers:  Colorbok Pattern Pack, Recollections Basics Light Blue Stripes, Heidi Grace Designs Frost Shimmer Flock
Embellishments/Tools:  Ek Butterfly Punch, Spellbinders Labels Eight, Copics

Friday, April 20, 2012

All Buttoned Up!

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #113

Friday has arrived and it's time for another Totally Papercrafts Challenge.  Our host this week is the lovely Anne of Craftyanny's.  Anne makes the most fantastic creations.  Stop over to her blog and give her some love.  This week Anne wants us to use buttons.   Along with making a creation for my TPDT, I had to present a project at my Inky Digits club.   I wanted something different that would cover both bases, be useful and versatile.  While shopping for, yeah, groceries and important household items ;)  I saw 3/5 covered notepads in the store that had a hefty price.  They were neat but boring very manufactured.  I took one off the shelf and thought "I can make that."  I went home and put my ideas and inspiration to work.  This project has MANY variations and I hope it inspires all of you to make your own version be it a photo album or a catch all for your recipe cards, a journal or a sketch pad.  Our sponsor for this weeks prize is The Ribbon Girl.  Grab some buttons,  join our challenge this week and Happy Crafting! <3
I Covered the FRONT ONLY of the front chipboard cover.
I measured and punched holes on the front cover to fit my button.
I used hemp twine to tie my button on the front cover.  I then frayed the twine at the top for effect.
I then finished inside of the front cover with matching designer paper
I covered the FRONT ONLY of the back chipboard cover.
At the center and 1/2 inch from the bottom, I punched a small hole just big enough to fit my twine through.
I used approximately 12 inches of twine.  I threaded 4 inches through the hole of the back cover adhering it to the inside of the back cover.
I finished the inside of my back cover with designer paper
I puched holes in the upper corner of my covers.
I used those as templates to line up and puch holes in my index cards.
I used a 1 inch bookring decorated with ribbon to hold my notepad together.

Papers: DCWV La Creme Matstack, Chipboard from Kinkos
Stamps:  Compass Rose from Rubber Soul and Skull and Crossbones from Stampabilities
Embellishments:  Button from Marie Hecker (DMIL) Hemp Twine for wrap around closure, Ribbon

Our sponsor this week:
and the prize package is:

How beautiful is this collection of ribbon?!  Join us for the Buttoned up challenge this week for your chance to win! <3

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Snatch the Digi

Hi Friends.  I hope you enjoy this weeks free digi.  Follow my blog to catch my new digis every week.   For the Anchor Under the Sea and Boxing Gloves visit the shop HERE.  Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy your free cuppa!  Happy Friday, happy coffee and happy crafting.<3 Kim

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Kharma the Chameleon

Happy Saturday Bloggie friends!  There's new addition to the studio.  Last week our television was tuned to Animal Planet and while sketching I heard Steve Irwin's Aussie accent excitedly WHOOOHOOOing the beautiful chameleons on a visit to Madagascar.  My children are two of many who grew up watching Steve and his wonderful adventures on T.V.  On this day Steve reminded me that Chameleons are one of my favorite reptiles sending my pencil off on a path of it's own.  Kharma was the result.   If you're like me, take some time to watch a couple of Crocodile Adventure episodes and remind yourself to stop and enjoy natures jewels.  Happy Weekend and Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Things With Wings!

Happy Friday!  Time for another Totally Papercrafts Challenge. Wendy is our lovely host and this week the theme is "Things with Wings."  I hope everyone had a lovely Easter.  I had a nice visit with my sister-in-law Christine and her family this past Easter weekend.  This is her card for making our Easter extra special this year.  I know she will enjoy it because she LOVES the color purple and I know she'll love this baby owl image from our cool sponsor Digi Doodle Shop.  This design had me waking up Mr. Cricut and dusting him off to cut out some leaves.  I forgot how much I love that machine <3 and I can't tell you how much I love working on the TPC Design team.  These crafty gals are so inspiring.  Here is my design for the challenge this week.  I hope it inspires you to CREATE!  Happy weekend and Happy Crafting! <3 Kim
Card Recipe
Paper: Southworth Linen, DCWV Textured Card Pack in Sage and scraps
Tools/Embellishments:  Cricut Cartridge Accent Essentials for the leaves, Copics, Queen & Co.
Nightfall Pearls, Prima Flowers
Our wonderful sponsor this week is
The prize is a $10 Gift Certificate to the store.  Grab a digi and go make somethin' !

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Snatch the Digi!

Friday is here!  Enjoy this weeks freebie.  It's coming to you straight from Myrtle Beach.  Snatch it before it floats into the shop.  Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting! <3

Friday, April 6, 2012

April Card for Emily

Hey friends!  Funky Cards "I Feel The Love Project" for April is Emily.  You may have seen Emily's button on my left sidebar.  Emily is fighting a hard battle.  You can read about it HERE or click the sidebar button. I hope some of you can find time to make a card and send it out to Madison Womak by April 30th.  Click the Funky Cards link above for address information.  Madison will forward the cards to Emily.  Have a wonderful crafty weekend and Happy Easter. <3

Card Recipe
Digital Image: OPC Studio's Flowerpot Froggy
Papers: Southworth Linen, Creative Imaginations
Embellies/Tools:  Spellbinders, Copics, Recollections Dimensional Stickers, Green satin ribbon

Freebie Friday!

Snatch Audrey Alligator before she slinks her way back to the Studio.  Happy Friday, Happy Easter and Happy Crafting!

Happy Birthday Sis!

It's Friday!  We've waited all week and it's finally arrived.  It's also time for another Totally Paper Crafts Challenge, Bingo! 
This is my first creation as a TPC design team member and I hope it inspires you to CREATE.  I'm excited to work with the talented and wonderful ladies of TPC.  Thank you girls Have a Happy Easter and Happy Crafting!
I've used Oak Pond Studio's Water Lily image on Southworth Linen to make my beautiful sister Donna's birthday card.  Recollections Navy Blue Cardstock, Spellbinders and Copics to add character then I've topped it off with a sheer/satin Navy blue ribbon.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Snatch the digi and visit the Studio

 Oak Pond Creations Studio  is offering 50 % off all digital stamps until Friday.  Enter the code GOAPRILFOOL at checkout.  Snatch the digi then stop by the studio and visit. Happy Crafting! <3Kim

 Be sure to grab Audrey Alligator before she slinks into the shop!