Monday, May 12, 2014

Slow it down.

Hi Everyone,

So you may or may not have noticed but I have not been around much. Life has just been too hectic. Not complaining just stating fact. I had to give up all my Design Teams for now because I could not meet deadlines. I love creating but with everything I had going on it felt more like a job of deadlines than a creative outlet.

So while I may be posting less, I am enjoying whatever I do create. Today I am sharing a card with you that I made for my great niece who is going to be baptized this weekend. She is absolutely beautiful!

I used an image from Mo's Digital pencil that I colored with my copics. The papers are a 6 x 6 pad from Prima called Princess, rather fitting I think lol.
I used Stickles all over her jacket and lace trim to give her some bling, (every girl needs some bling).


I hope everyone else out there is doing well. I am trying to slow it down a bit and make my life a bit less stressful.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come by again.

Hugs,
Kim

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cutie Pie Challenge:  Bring on the bling
Crazy for challenges:  Bingo  (Flowers, Fiber and text)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Birthday wishes

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all doing well. I have been in a creative slump lately. Not really feeling it. Hoping my creativity comes back to me soon. In the meantime though we have a new challenge at Color Me Creative. It is Birthdays!

So I hope you will join us for this one. For me April is a pretty quiet birthday month, except for my soon to be  son in law, who did just turn 30 this month! (Love that guy).

So here is what I came up with.

 Of course it was not for my soon to be son in law hahaha. This image is from La La Land it is Sitting Princess Marci. Who doesn't want to be a princess on their birthday!

I colored her with copics of course.

Dress:  YG 25, YG23, YG21, V17, V15, V12, V01
Hair:  E35, YR23, and YR20
Skin:  E11, E00, E000

We are being sponsored by  iCopic



The only rules are to color with alcohol markers or colored pencils and follow the birthday theme.
Thanks for stopping by.

Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:


The Corrosive Challenge:  Headgear

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Life is Good!

So hello all!

I know I have not been around much, just my crazy life right now, a lot going on but should settle down in a month or so. I do have good news to share though, my oldest daughter just got engaged!!!!!

We are so excited. Of course that just added to my list of to do's haha. We went out all day yesterday checking out the venues where she may want to have her wedding. It was a lot of fun. So be prepared for my wedding updates. Of course she fell in love with one of the venues but she may have to change her dated from Saturday to Sunday she will find out this week if her date will be available. So it begins haha!

But enough of my ramblings....We have new challenge at CMC and it is everyone's favorite, ANYTHING GOES. Here is what I came up with.

 

This beauty is a digital stamp and  was given to us by our sponsor this week who is Aurora Wings

  

I colored her using my copics
HAIR:  E29, E25, E31,E50
FLOWERS:  R17, R14, R13, R10
LEAVES:  YG67, YG63 AND G20

So I hope you will join in this easy challenge. Any image, any theme as long as you use alcohol markers or colored pencils. 
Go see what the other DT members created, they are all awesome.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kim 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge: Spring is in the Air 
Crafting for all Seasons: Dies and Punches
Digi Galore:  Flowers 


Monday, March 31, 2014

Sparkle it

Hi Everyone,
Hope all is well. Sorry I have not been around much, just been busy. But we do have a new challenge over Color Me Creative and is is Sparkle it. Any image as long as you use alcohol markers or colored pencils and include some sparkle!

Here is what I did.

The stamp is a digi from our sponsor this week Paper Makeup Stamps

 

I colored her using my copics:  BG 78, BG75, BG72, YR18, YR14, YR12, E11, E00, E000. 
I put lots of stickles on the orange part of her dress and on the flowers, not sure you can see it, I also put it on her wings. 

I hope you will join us in this challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday:  Floral Delight 
The Crazy Challenge:  Bling it up



Monday, March 17, 2014

Show Some Skin

Good Morning Friends,

So yesterday would have been my mom's 81st birthday, unfortunately she passed 4 years ago, but of course I miss her all the time so this card is appropriate for this day. Yet ironically neither me or my mom looked like this beauty hehe!

Another new post over at Color Me Creative today and it is Show Some Skin. That's right, color any image you want as long as some skin is showing. Also you must remember to use your alcohol markers or colored pencils to join along in the fun.

Here is what I came up with

This gorgeous lady is actually a digital stamp from our sponsor this challenge who is
Digi Stamps for Joy. Go check out all her fun stamps!


So I hope you will join us in the fun. I colored my stamp using Copics.
Hair:  E29, E25, E31
Skin:  E13, E11, E00
Dress: R89, R85, R83

Go see what the other DT members came up with and then show us what you do.

Thanks for stopping by,
Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge;  Mother's Day, Special Lady, female
Cute Card Thursday:  Girls, girls, girls
ABC challenge:  H is for hair

Sunday, March 2, 2014

RED, RED, RED

Hi Everyone,

Today at CMC we have a new challenge for you. It is Flaming Reds. So get out your red alcohol markers or your red pencils and start coloring. Any image will do.

Here is my creation:

How cute is she?

This image is from our fabulous sponsor this week Art by Miran. These images are all wonderful, go check them out, I had a tough time choosing.

I colored her with copics

Hair:  E59,E57, E53, E50
Hearts:  R29, R27, R24, R22
Shirt:  B69, B66, B63
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, R20

I hope you will join in on the fun. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for dropping by.

Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:

That Craft Place Challenge:  anything Goes
The ABC Challenge:  G is for Girls

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fabulous

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post today with a card I made for a friend. I wanted to share it sooner but I had to make sure she received it first hehe.

I just love this sentiment. The image is from Art Impressions and the sentiment I combined it with is from Funny bones by Riley and Company. They have a whole line of really cute and funny sentiments. I found it at my local favorite scrap store here in Topsfield. I colored the image with my copics. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by for a quick visit. I am entering this in the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Friday:  Be my Valentine
The ABC Challenge:  F is for Flowers

Monday, February 17, 2014

Back to the real world

Hi Everyone,

Well I am back from my wonderful time in Nashville. It was still cold there but we had so much fun. Heard some great musicians playing at the restaurants and bars, loved BB Kings went there 3 times. The Grand Ole Ole Opry was just amazing. So many talented performers and such a fun setting too. We went Saturday night and what I did not realize is that they do a live radio show, so the whole show we are watching is being broadcast to the radio. It was a great time. Even bought myself a pair of cowboy boots!

But now back to real life hehe. We will start with a new challenge at Color Me Creative and it is everyone's favorite....anything goes! Yup, any image, any theme, and any color as long as you use alcohol markers or colored pencils to color it. Easy right? So here is what I did.

    

I colored her using my copics
Pants:  B99, 97, 95, 93, 
TOP:  R29, R27, R24, R22
YG: 25, YG03, YG00
HAIR E29, E25, E31, E50

This cutie is an image from La La Land Stamps, coloring Marci. You can purchase her also at Marker Pop who is our wonderful sponsor this week. 

   

If you win the challenge you will receive a $25 gift certificate to their online store. How awesome is that. 
We also have a monthly winner drawn from all entries for the month who can win a gift certificate to Oozak. 
So I hope you will join us in this easy challenge. 
Also go on over and see what the other DT members have done, they are gorgeous. 

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think. 
I am entering her in the following challenges: 

613 Avenue Create:  Anything goes, optional twist National RAK day

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's in Nashville

Hi Everyone,

So today I am showing you the card I made for husband for Valentine's Day. We are headed out to Nashville tomorrow for a conference he is attending and I am going because I have never been.  So if any of you have been there please let me know if there is something I should see or do, or maybe a great restaurant to go to. We will be right in downtown Nashville. I did get tickets for the Grand Ole Opry for Saturday night, don't ask me who is playing I really don't know much about country music hehe! I am sure we will enjoy whoever is there.

So here is his card, it is a bit sexy so if you are shy look away!! Of course, this adorable Kenny K image might have been more appropriate for me 30 years ago but what the heck, I thought she was great! Besides we have been married for 30 years this summer and he is still wonderful enough to tell me I look just as good (God Bless that poor eye sight as we age hehehe).


I colored her with my copics and added a bit of shine to her shoes and sparkle to  her ruffles.

Thanks for stopping by. I am entering this in the following challenges:

KennyK's Krafty Krew:  Anything goes Twist Love
Fussy and Fancy Friday:  Be my Valentine
The Corrosive Challenge:  Feel the Love
Crafty Catz:  Love is in the air
Incy Wincy Designs:  Sassy and Sexy

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Hi Everyone,

So glad you decided to stop by! We have a new challenge over at Color Me Creative and it is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". So do your best to show us your girly, frilly, feminine creations. You can use any image, just remember it has to be colored using alcohol markers or colored pencils.

This is what I created.



I used an image given to us by our sponsor this week  Dilly Bean Stamps. Isn't she gorgeous? You could win this stamp or any of the stamps in her store since the prize is 3 digital stamps of your choice. So what are you waiting for? hehe

I colored her using my copics.

Her Hair:  E37, E35, E31, and E50. I am very happy with how her hair came out, I used to struggle so much with hair but I am getting a bit better now!
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, R20
Eye:  B14, B12, B00
Flower:  R17, R14, R11

Please stop by CMC and see what the other Design Team members did, it is amazing and these stamps are so fun and different.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Challenge:  Vintage
Incy Wincy Designs:  Ribbons and Pearls
ABC  Challenge:  E is for Embellish

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine Struggle

Hello Friends,

Hope everyone is staying warm, the weather here has been frigid! Thank goodness for my warm house and fireplace! I hear the south is really struggling today with snow and ice and they are not equipped for it like we are here in the New England states.

So today I am posting a card for Valentines that I used a La La Land Marci stamp and colored her up no problem, but then I just struggled putting this card together. Did you ever do that? It just seemed like every piece of paper I picked or placement was just wrong. I finally managed to come up with something!!!
So here she is.

You can let me know what you think but please be gentle hahaha! Hope you all have a great week!
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you giving me a bit of your time.

Enjoy!
Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge: Sharing the Love
Just Us Girls:  Photo Inspiration
Divas By Design:  Vintage with lace
Fussy and Fancy Friday:  Vintage

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Texturize It

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great day. I spent a wonderful day at a Spa with 5 of my girlfriends getting facials and massages, you cannot beat that, let me tell you. We followed that with lunch and a drink! I highly recommend this for a bit of stress relief haha!

But now I want to share with you a new challenge over at Color Me Creative, it is Texturize It. Meaning color any image (using alcohol markers or colored pencils) but show some texture, you know like hair, fur, grass, etc.

Here is what I came up with


This is an old digital image from Pollycraft which I colored with my copics. I used colorless blender and a rag to texturize the hat, then I used a Stipple effect for the mouse's fur.

Mouse:  C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Coat and hat:  RV17, RV14, RV13, RV10

I hope you will join us and show us what you can create. Either way check out what the other Design Team members at CMC created, they will inspire you.

Our sponsor this week is Paper Temptress and we also have a monthly drawing for an Oozak gift certificate.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge:  Embellishments
Clear it out Challenge:  Layer it up