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

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saying Goodbye, last post

Hello Everyone,

So sadly, today is my last post as a Design Team member for Sweet Stampin'. Unfortunately, I am not able to keep up with all my obligations at the moment. Life has gotten a bit busy at this time and something had to give.  Hopefully though I will sail right through everything I have to do and will be more creative in the future.
Before I show you my card I would like to take a moment to thank everyone at Sweet Stampin', especially Abi who was so awesome to work with.

I know they are having a DT call and if you are interested I would highly recommend them as one of the best to work with. It was my first Design Team and I enjoyed every minute of it. So throw your name in if you are interested, you will not be sorry.

But for now, I am still part of this new challenge which is My Favorite Style. Yup that is right you can shows us your favorite style, whatever it may be.

Here is what I came up with.

I was not sure what my favorite style was but I will say I almost always make square cards and almost always use Stickles on everyone of them. I also tend to like lots of color.

I have had this digital image for some time now and for the life of me cannot remember where I got it, of course I forgot to label it. I think it may be a Mo's digital image but not a 100% sure. If you know please tell me. I colored her using my copics.

I hope you will enter and shows us your favorite style, just remember to stamp somewhere on your card.

We have two sponsors as usual, our monthly sponsor which is CUDDLY BUDDY  and our weekly sponsor this week is STIX2. So come on get creating hehe.

Thanks again and best wishes to all my friends at Sweet Stampin'!!!!!

Hugs,
Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Crafting for All Seasons challenge:  All things Bright and Beautiful
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge:  bingo (lace, digi and bling)




Saturday, January 4, 2014

CMC Anything Goes

Hello Everyone,
Yup that is right two posts in one day, it must be a new year hahaha! I am on a roll, don't try and stop me now, of course let's see how good I am a month from now....

So at Color Me Creative we decided to ease you back into things with a very easy challenge, "Anything Goes", yes I know it is everyone's favorite none of us like to follow rules hehe. We do have one rule though, you must use alcohol inks or colored pencils to color your image.

The prize this challenge is quite awesome also, you pick it!!!! A $10 gift certificate to the digi store of your choice.....now that is sweet!!

So here is my card


This is a digital stamp from Wee Stamps, one you could purchase if you won this challenge, but you cannot win if you do not enter!! I colored her with my copics.

Scarf and Boots  BV25, BV23, BV20
Dress:  YG99, YG97, YG95
Coat:  V09, V05, V01
Hair:  E29, E25,E21
Skin E11, E00, E000, R20

I hope to see your creation, even if you are unable to join us this challenge, I hope you will go check out what the design team did, they are amazing!!!

So glad you took the time to include me in your day! Happy New Year!
Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant:  Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge:  Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: Free and Easy