Thursday, June 30, 2011

~Smash Book~

Hello!!  I have been hearing about Smash Books on several blogs but haven't seen them in the stores where I am yet so I decided to make my own! I love notebooks and have them for everything! Bobbi Jo SweetSassyDiva was really nice to send me a youtube video explaining what a smash book was! I fell in love!! I always check the adorable notebooks in the dollar bins at Michaels and Joanns and found a really cute hot pink and white striped notebook. It has a little green turtle and a postmark on the lower corner. I knew that I could turn it into a smash book! Here is how I did it:
Here is the notebook from Michaels!
I added the red double sided tape for some rick rack.
I added some green rick rack!
placed my cuts on my E2 from the Life is a Beach Cartridge
Placed my paper accordingly!
Here are my cuts ready to assemble!
Here is my Smash Notebook ready to fill! :)
I added some white faux stitching with my new gel pen!
Now that my Smash Book is done I can fill it with all my treasures! I hope you like it! I know I sure did!
If you want to see more of my creations you can check out my facebook page here!

Happy Crafting,

Kim <3

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beach Party Blog Hop

Aloha~ and welcome to the BeAcH PaRtY Blog Hop!!!!! If you just happened to come across my page and would like to start at the beginning click here! If you came from Kristin you are in the right spot! :) I love the beach and couldn't make up my mind on what I was going to make so I decided to make a couple of beachy easel cards!

Here is my first card:

I used the Cricut Life is a Beach Cartridge for the adorable flip flops and the DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack for the cute paper! You're the flip to my flop stamp is from Pink By Design!

Here is my other card~

I loved this paper combo by DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack. I stamped Surfer Anya and colored her in with my Copic Markers. I added some glitter to her swim top, bracelet, and flower in her hair. I cut her out using my spellbinders and mounted it on some matching blue patterned paper! Happy Summer is from the Pink By Design Summer Vacation stamp set.

Don't forget to leave a comment! There is some great blog candy on this hop! 

*** Market Street Stamps "Punched Tin" background
*** Sakura (6pack Gelly Roll Glitter Pens)
*** Kich N Bleus Designs (Last Collection)
*** KaDoddle Bug Designs (Collection of Choice)

Happy Crafting!
Kim <3

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blog Award

Hi There!!!

I am so honored to have received this blog award from Madison over at Funky Cards Fan Page and Gina from California Scrappin-Gcinderella21! Madison is an amazing young lady who is super creative and hosting an amazing community project! 

Here is the cute award:

The rules for the award are the following:
1) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2) To accept this award,  answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

7 Random Facts:

1. I love dogs! 
2. I teach Kindergarten!
3. I love to organize everything! 
4. I love to learn!
5. I loved the Twilight series!
6. I smile a lot!
7. My hubby is my best friend <3 

8 Awesome Blog Buddies you should check out! 

1. Sarah Wells- Creating My Favorite Memories
2. Emily- Create Serendipidity
3. Kimi and Pamela- Lovebug Creations
4. Stefani- Styles By Stefani 
5. Michelle- Scrappin With My Bug
6. Candace- Papercrafts By Candace
7. Stacey- Creating a Crafty Life
8. Abby- Scrapbookaholic Abby

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tea Appreciation Banner

Hi there! Our challenge this week from SweetSassyDiva is to create a project using a Cricut Cartridge that starts with the first letter of our first name! I was super excited because I immediately thought about Kate's ABC's!!! I love this cartridge! Its just too cute! I decided to make a Tea Appreciation Banner for all the parent volunteers at our school saying Thank you! Forgive my pictures... I took them on my whiteboard in the classroom.

Here it is:
The letters were cut at 5 inches.
The tea cup was cut from Kate's ABC's.
Teapot is from Kate's ABC's
Completed Banner!

The pink scalloped rectangle is from the Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite cartridge. The patterned paper is from an English Cottage Stack and worked perfectly. It was also cut out from Sugar and Spice. The letters, tea cups, and tea pot are all cut from Kate's ABC's! I hope you enjoy this. I had a lot of fun making this.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Hi there!  We are making fathers day projects this week for SweetSassyDiva and I immediately thought of a card to make for my Dad. He has a 1969 Yellow Boss 360 and LOVES it! I saw the fathers day cricut cartridge and had to get it! It loved so many of the images on it! Here is a card that I chose to make for My Dad:

I started out by cutting the car at 3inches on my Cricut. First you layer the black on the yellow. I didn't like having the holes  for the wheels, grill, lights, and windows so I layered it on top if white paper. After it was all layered and glued down I cut it out and backed it with some pop dots!  Now that the car is made I needed to figure out how I was going to make the card. I decided on cutting a yellow A2 card and mounted a fun patterned paper on it. The patterned paper reminded me of an older road with stones. I chose to add a layer of black and use my Martha Stewart loop punch for a fun look.  I added the sentiment from Pink By Design Our Fathers Set and some yellow pearls. To finish off the card I added some black stitching around the edge of the card. I hope you like it!

I am going to be posting more father's day cards this week on my blog and facebook page if you would like to come over and say Hi!

Don't forget to check back on the SweetSassyDiva blog for more inspiration this week! There are some cute projects lined up!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Feel the Love Project

Hi there! I decided to make a card today for Madison's I feel the love project! She is collecting cards for Ms. Pentoney who is an English teacher in her hometown that is battling cancer. I loved the idea of Madison's project of making homemade cards for people. Who doesn't love to receive fun mail? I know I sure do!

I chose to make a card using Angel Anya from The Greeting Farm. Here is my card:

I chose Angel Anya because she is too cute and I like the way she is praying. I am praying that Ms. Pentoney is able to stay strong and fight this second round of cancer.

Card Recipe:
Light blue cardstock cut A2 size
Silver/ gray pattern paper from The Lemon Flower Stack by DCWV
aqua Diving Twine
blue/ light blue mulberry paper flowers
blue/ light blue faux rhinestones
white gel pen

I hope you like the card and can find some time to make a card too! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
                                                                             Kim :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vinyl Wall Decor

Hello! I just learned how to create with vinyl and love it! I want to plaster vinyl everywhere! I love the way it looks and all the things you can do with it! The first thing I made for myself was a saying for my craft room.

Here it is:
I placed this above my door in my craft room. Dream is a chocolate brown with a hot pink butterfly! I love the color combo of pink and brown! Dream is a phrase from Gypsy Wanderings on my Gypsy. Its about 12 inches long and 6.25 inches tall. I hope you like it! I do!

Can't wait to read your comments!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Etched Father's Day Gift

Hi Everyone! I have been having a lot of fun trying all sorts of fun new crafty techniques. Today I cut vinyl for the very first time and also etched glass! Amazing and I am in love! I love how easy it was to do! I decided to etch a glass mug for both my Dad and Father in Law! They will LOVE them!!

Here is my first attempt:
 I used the Father's Day Cricut cartridge for the image! I watched a video on how to cut vinyl and etch glass from Scrappin With My Bug. I hope you like it!

Dont forget to leave a comment! I love to read your feedback.

Ribbon Flower Technique

Hi Everyone! I am so excited I learned how to make a cute ribbon flower from Michelle at Scrappin With My Bug! Each month we have scrap night at her house and I have a lot of fun. We have a ton of laughs and I always learn something new! I love it! Its also opened up new friendships for me that I love! I am always looking forward to scrap nights!
Anyways on to my card- I colored Fleur Anya from the Greeting Farm with my Copic markers. I added a white strip of cardstock punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. I made my very own ribbon flower using the new technique Michelle taught me and added a little flower with some bling. The sentiment is from Pink By Design of course

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fathers Day Card Challenge

Hi there! I am so excited to share with you my first challenge entry with Scrapbookaholic By Abby! I had a lot of fun making this card! Once I saw the sketch I immediately knew I wanted to try this. Here is the sketch we had to follow:

Here is the card I made!

I LOVE it! I know my dad will love it too! My dad and hubby both have Blue Harleys that they love to ride!

Card Recipe:
Sketch by PageMaps
Blue cardstock cut A2 size
Silver shimmer paper cut 4in x 5.25in
black pattern paper from the DCWV Lemon Stack cut at 2.5in by 5.25 in
white satin ribbon
Blue rhinestone bling in dark and light colors
Sentiment from Pink By Design's Our Fathers Set
Black Pearl Pen
White Gel Pen stitching around the edge
Motorcycle is from Cricut Father's Day Cartridge

Thanks for stopping by! I would love for you to stop by my facebook page as well!

I love comments! I hope to read yours!

Monday, June 6, 2011

~Happy Birthday~

Here is a quick birthday card I made for my brother in law!  Papercrafts by Candace is challenging herself to make cards all week using her scraps. I LOVED that idea!! I decided to try this also, since I have a TON of scraps!

I cut the adorable cake from the Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge and added pop dots to the back for dimension. I added some orange and white twine on top of some blue with white polka dot pattern paper. I added the Happy Birthday Sentiment from Pink by Design's Birthday Birthday set!
I love comments!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Memorial Day Card

I hope that everyone is had a great weekend and was able to spend time with their loved ones. My mom lives out of state and was able to come and visit me for the holiday weekend. We visited my favorite scrapbook stores and shopped all morning. I found some fun paper and made a card that honors those that are serving our country now and the memories of those that have served.  

Here is my card:

I cut a piece of red card stock to the A2 size and added a blue patterned paper from a Sizzix stack. I cut a 1.5 inch strip of white cardstock and used a Martha Stewart border punch to add some texture. The flag is from the Cricut Independence Day cartridge. It is cut at 3.71 by 2.18 inches. It went together pretty quick! The chalked the edge of the tag with the sentiment. Everytime I see the flag I think of you is from Pink By Design’s Our Troops set! I added a white button with some Airmail twine! I hope you enjoyed the card!

I also made a red, white, and blue bouquet using my Cricut!

Here is a close up of my flower. I used blue paper with stars cut at 3 inches and added a 2.5 inch red flower and layered it. I then added a white button with some fun Airmail twine!

Here is my full bouquet! I hope you enjoy it as much as I had fun making it!

Come check me out on my facebook page too! I love to read your comments!

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