Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Welcome 2020-Monthly Book Award Reading Challenge

It has been almost two years since I have posted on this blog.  Previously, I have only used the blog to share my creative endeavors. This year I am going to share other activities that I do in my "Own Little Korner." In addition to making a commitment to be more dedicated to my creative side, I also would like to expand my horizons through the written word.

I happened across The Monthly Book Award Reading Challenge. I liked the idea of reading award winning books from a variety of genre  I have chosen Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman for my January entry.  It was the the winner of the 2017 Costa Debut Novel Award awarded January 2, 2018.  In addition, it was Reece's Book Club choice and I understand it may even hit the silver screen.  I can't wait to get started!

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