Sunday, July 29, 2012

I have been published!

Hello Everyone,

Very exciting news. Have you seen the new magazine Designed to Color ? Well guess who has a card in their June/July issue, ME!!!! Very exciting for me, first time I have ever been published.

This is may card I entered in the category masculine. 

So go check out their website you can enter a submission too for their next issue.

Now I am off to ARUBA for vacation!!! So I will probably not post this week on comment but I will be enjoying myself. Take care all and I will be back posting and commenting in a week!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pixie Christmas

Good Morning Friends,

Today at Pixie Dust Studios we have a new challenge, it is Pixie does a little early Christmas Shopping. So come on now, show us your Christmas themes.

For my card I used a Pixie Dust Nutcracker. I love him, but then I love nutcrackers. I colored him with copics. I used a rubber stamp from Northwoods for the sentiment. I hope you will drop by Pixie Dust Studio and see what the other DT members have created, they are gorgeous.

So come on now, get out your christmas stuff and start creating, think how jealous your friends will be when they find out you already made some Christmas cards hahaha!

I am entering him in the following challenges:

Crafts and Me:  anything goes
2 Sisters challenge: Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, July 21, 2012


Good Morning Everyone!
 First I would like to say a special hello to my newest followers. It is a pleasure to have you aboard, I hope you visit often and thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment,I so enjoy reading them.

For today's post we have a new challenge at Sweet Stamping, Monochrome. Yes you know, all shades of one color. Very different if you have never tried it you should, it certainly takes the pressure off picking colors and coordinating embellishments since it all has to be in the same color family.

We have two sponsors again this week, our first is our ever generous monthly sponsor Joanne Sheen.

 We have this weeks sponsor the The Emeral Faerie.

So for my card this week I have used an Emerald Faerie image. I colored it with copics and used some distressing and shades of brown.

Hope you will go to Sweet stampin and check out what the other DT members have created, they are all so different and fun! Go on now and you too will be inspired to enter our challenge for a chance to win a great prize.

I am entering this in the following challenges

Crafty Catz Weekly Challnege:  Monochromatic
Cute Card Thursday: Fairy Nice



Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blog Hop Pixie Style

Good Morning Friends!
What an exciting post I have for you today, so much information to share with you.
First today at Pixie Dust Studio we are having a blog hop! It is also a Pixie Flix challenge
which means you must try and guess the movie from all the clues on our blogs. We have lots of great prizes.

First you must comment on all the blogs listed in the hop and then on your final comment back at Pixie Dust, you must name what movie you think it is.  One winner will be chosen from that list who has the right movie and has commented on all the blogs and you will receive a copy of the movie.

Secondly, we have a mystery blog (shhh) and one comment will be chosen off that blog and that person will win the digi stamp that we used for our cards, designed just for this movie.

Thirdly, yup that's right there is more,  just go to the Pixie Fan Page on facebook  and leave a comment on the day of the hop and you too may win this digi!

So lets get started. Here is the blog order:
You should have arrived here from Christine if not you may want to go back and start from the beginning.

 Here is my card and my clue is:

Kim ~ A bomb believed to be placed inside a Paris Opera House is actually hidden in a nearby hotel. It explodes and kills a number of businessmen.

Hmm come on now you know what it is! So go check out the other blogs and don't forget to leave a comment on each one so you can win!

So next you should go to Audrey!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy yourself with our little Pixie Flix Blog Hop!!!!!



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Just for Fun

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post today.  I created this card a while back just for fun. Granted school is out but girls are still cheerleading in the summer haha!

I used this sweet stamp from Sassy Studio, colored her with Copics. The flourish is a memory box die. The flowers are recollections . Hope you like her.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Crafts and Me:  Ribbon and a Bow
Dutch DareChallenge:  Tic Tac Toe  Ribbon, Bling, Bright color
Love to Create:  3 of something (orange flowers, blue flowers, bling!)

Thanks. Be sure and stop by tomorrow, very exciting post!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

New week New post

Hi Everyone,

So we have a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week, yes I know I posted last week, but I switched teams to better accomodate my schedule. So this week the challenge is Use your Stash! Not a problem for me, sadly I could probably create for a good 6 months before I would actually need to buy something and then it would probably only be adhesive hahaha! Shh don't tell my husband, he thinks I need all this stuff. And why are you laughting any way, you know you could do the same lol!

Here is my card:

I used an image from sheet 355.  I colored her with copics, then used two colors, two large butterflies, two small butterfiles, two dark pink flowes two light pink flowers, two ribbons and ta da, here she is. I hope you will hop on over to Whoopsi Daisy and check out whtat the others have created and then enter our fun challenge.

I am entering this in the following challenged:

ABC:  T for two.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Rain or Shine

Good Morning Everyone,

Another wonderful day! Hope you are all well. Today at Pixie Dust Studio we have a new challenge:
Rain or Shine I must design! We want to see your weather related cards. Sounds fun right? The funny part is that it is so true, we will create regardless of weather, we just have to!

So here my card:

How cute is she in her little matching rain coat and hat! I colored her with copics and then used some clear Pearl drops on her hat to give it the appearance of being wet and shiny. The little umbrella I had it is from Jolee's.

I hope you will hop on over and check out what the other team members have created and hopefully create something of your own.

Thanks for stopping by.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenge:  Free for all.
Joanna Sheen: Going round in Circles

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sketch 12

Good Morning Friends

Today over at Graphicat Sketches we have a new challenge, it is Sketch 12. Here it is.

I have turned the sketch on its side and used a digi image from Pixie Dust Studio. The sentiment is a Graphicat Designs stamp. The paper is just some scrap paper I had lying around. So come on now how quick and simple is this? You can do it, you know you want to!

I hope you will hop on over to Graphicat Sketches and check out what the other team members have created and hopefully be inspired to enter our challenge!

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

Incy Wincy:  Summertime



Sunday, July 8, 2012

Make your own!

Hi Everyone,

Hope we are all doing well. I have been extremely busy this week, so I apologize if I have not commented on your posts. I am trying to get caught up this week.

So today we have a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy, it is "Make your own Embellishments."
Come on now how easy is that? You know you love it. You can use any image, but if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image your prize doubles! Come on give it a try.

For my card I used an image from sheet 352. I colored her copics. My flowers I made myself with punches and rhinestones.

Hope you like her. So come on now let's see your creations. Go to Whoopsi Daisy and check out what the Design team has created and then show us what you can create. Look forward to seeing what you can do!

Thanks for stopping by! Kim

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Paper Piecing Yes

Good Morning Friends,

Hope today finds you all well. We have a new challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin' this week.
It is paper piecing, now before you shake your head and say "what", I want you to know that is is my first attempt at paper piecing and I must say it was not really that difficult. Basically you stamp your image twice, once on the the paper you will color on and another time on pattern paper. Then you cut out the parts you want from the pattern paper and apply it your plain image. How simple?

Before I show you my card, I must tell you we have two wonderful sponsors. Our ever generous monthly sponsor:

 Also we have our weekly sponsor who is also giving away a voucher.

 So here is my card! I paper pieced the adorable polka dot awning and the heart in the sentiment.
So easy you must try this. My image is a digital image from Pollycraft. I colored the rest with copics. The butterflies I made with a Martha Stewart punch. The paper and ribbons were in my stash.

So I hope you will go to Sweet Stampin' and check out all the DT member's creations, they are amazing. I also hope you will give paper piecing a try this week and enter our challenge. Come on now you could win one of these great prizes!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

I am entering this in the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge:  Spots.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pixie News

Good Morning Everyone,

I have some very exciting news, I am now  Pixie!!!! I have been asked to be on the Challenge Team over at Pixie Dust Studios, how awesome is that? I am truly honored that I can now sprout some Pixie wings. The Pixie stamps are so cute and fun to color, I know I will be having a lot of fun!

So for my very first challenge there is it a Color challenge, a Spa Color challenge! Who would not love to be in a spa for a day, you know, nails, facials, massages, oh how relaxing that would be!
Plus you get this lovely image to work with! Can you beat that, I don't think so!!!

Sweet inspiration colors. So this is what I came up with. I colored her with Copics. Used some Stickles on the bubbles. The sentiment is from Recollections. I used Spellbinders dies. Rain dots are from Cloud 9. 

So I hope you will hop on over to and enter the challenge. I would love to see your creations. Also the other Pixies have some done some amazing things with this image, you have to check them out!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will revisit and see how I am doing as a new Pixie! Now that I have sprouted my Pixie wings I would love your encouragement to fly hahaha!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

25 Really?

Hello Everyone,

A special hello to my newest follower, thank you so much for joining us!!

Hope everyone is doing well, I am doing great, it is very hot and summer like here and as long as the AC works I am good with it hahaha!

So today I have a special card, I made this for my oldest daughter, who is going to be 25 this Friday!
How does that happen? I mean really, in my head I just had her. Of course in her head she is probably trying to escape me hehe! But seriously, I was just her age when I had her so imagine how strange this all seems. ...

A bright spot though is the fact that I have been blessed with two caring, intelligent, healthy, beautiful daughters!!!

I have used an Elizabeth Bell digital stamp on this card because it really does remind me of her when she was little, with all that hair. I colored it with Copics and used papers from my scrap pile. The tag is a Tim Holtz.

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

ABC Challenge:   S- surprise us.
One Stitch at a Time:  Use a Digi
Moving Along With The Times:  Birthday
Love to Create Challenge:  Anything Goes