Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Love You to the Bone

Here is my second post today...a tag for my first born.   I created a tag with her passion in mind....bones.  I would like to enter this tag in Frilly and Funkie's latest challenge All You Need is Love! sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique

I embossed Kraft-core paper with Tim Holtz's Roses folder and lightly distressed the surface to reveal the kraft core.  I used ephemera from  Frightful and cut a heart from Mini Love Struck and two roses from the Tiny Tattered Florals die.  I indicated the special day with a Countdown Brad tinted  with alcohol ink.

Happy Valentines Day....Thanks for stopping by. Kim ;)

Love and Licks

The year is just speeding by...Valentine's Day already.  I made this tag for my daughter's Valentines Day box.  When she comes home from college I am not sure if she is more happy to see us or our German Shepherd, Cinnamon.  I found this sentiment while scrolling through Pinterest and it was PERFECT!  I would like to enter my tag in the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie,  All You Need is LOVE! sponsored by the The Funkie Junkie Boutique

I created the background with two colors of Kraft core card stock and fancied up the bottom with the Scallops die.  I used VersaMark through the Stripes stencil  and then stamped three hearts from Dina Wakley  with VersaMark as well.   The heart is cut from Paper Stash Metallic Kraft using the Scribbles and Splat die. I printed the sentament on brown paper and tied it off with an inked Crinkled Ribbon bow.  This is a picture of Cinnamon...the inspiration for my sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by...Happy Valentines Day!   Kim ;)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


I love the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie:  2018-The Year of... sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique  What a great challenge for a new year!  I am not very good with resolutions...I often break them within the first 24 hours of a new year.  I gave a lot of thought as to what my word for 2018 should be...Focus.  Focus on what is important in all aspects of my life:  family, job, and me!

 I started with  a small Dina Wakely Media Board and  created the background with layers of Distress Oxide Black Soot and Fired Brick and stamps in Ranger Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Archival Ink.  I used stamps that emphasized "focus".  I finished off the board with the word focus and a monocle to emphasize the eye stamp.  I plan to place this in a strategic spot in my office to keep me...what else but focused.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! ;) Kim

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Three Roses

Three is the perfect number.  My Mom always told me to plant in 3's or in an odd number at any rate.  Groupings of candles or  knick knacks can often  be found placed strategically in 3's at my house. I loved  the idea of Frilly and Funkie's most recent challenge Three Is Not A Crowd.  I found that something was missing from a birthday card I was working on for a co-worker.  Three roses placed on a piece of crinkle ribbon was the perfect accent.
The card was made with a piece of Motif Resist Paper Stash inked with Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, and Broken China. I used the Mini Scallop On the Edge Die for the border  and stamped the Mini Cupcake Blueprint stamp in Versa Mark embossed with clear embossing powder.

We are preparing for a wintery night here in North Carolina. Thanks for stopping by. :) Kim

Sunday, January 14, 2018

A Few Cards

Unfortunately, time did not allow me to complete Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style but I did want to share the cards I did complete.  I enjoyed giving these cards to family and friends. Linda is such an inspiration...I look forward to playing along next year!

Based on Week 1:

Based on Week 4:

Based on Week 7:

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  We are well into the New Year full of possibilities and opportunities!  :) Kim

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Pearls

Over at the Paper Artsy Blog the subject is Pearlescent.  I love the gentle pearl sheen that was highlighted, especially the pearlized paper used in the wedding card in the introduction post.  I used this as a basis to make the background of a halloween tag using pearlized paste through a stencil.  I loved the effect on my spooky tag (however...it is very difficult to capture on a photo).

Here's hoping your Halloween is SPOOKY! :) Kim

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Red + Glitter=Christmas

Although my house is all decked out for Halloween. and we have just had one of the hottest weeks in October on record, my thoughts turn to Christmas.  I have been following Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style for several years but I have never played along.  This year I am determined to complete all 12, but have chosen to participate with cards instead of tags!

I am stating with Week #3 of The 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Linda has gone all out with RED for a very festive eye catching tag.   I loved the red inked through Tim Holtz's Peppermint stencil and this was the source of inspiration for my card.  I used red/kraft striped paper in my stash that I placed on the diagonal for the base of my card.  The red didn't stop there...I cut out a poinsettia using Tim Holtz's Tattered Poinsettia die and made it pop with Festive Berries Distress Glitter. 

I was also inspired by  PaperArtsy's 2017 Topic 14: Glitter and I would like enter my card in this challenge as well.  So many fun ways to use glitter! 

Thanks for stopping by :) Kim