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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Simon Says Stamps is Sew Many Challenges Sponsor This Week!

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SimonSaysStampBlinkie1Good Morning everyone and welcome to another fabulous week at Sew Many Challenges.  This week Sew Many Challenges has a wonderful sponsor, Simon Says Stamps.  The challenge this week is a.... “Birthday Theme!”  I hope you will be able to join us for this challenge and an opportunity to win a fabulous prize from Simon Says Stamps.

Sponsor Prize Package - $10.00 gift certificate.

Here is my card using Olliver Celebrates from Sew Many Cards that I created for Jeri’s birthday which is this Sunday (Happy Birthday, Jeri!):

Olliver Celebrate Digital Image:  Olliver Celebrates from Sew Many Cards (colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Sentiment:  Happy Birthday from Sew Many Cards – Olliver Celebrates set.

Card Template:  Splitcoast Stampers – Free Standing Pop Up Card.

Card Stock:  Brown (TAC), blue (Colorbok – Pearlescent Earth Tones) and prints (My Mind’s Eye – Playful Posies).

Punches:  EK Success Leaf Branch punch.

Inks:  Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (patches on Olliver and balloon).

Embellishments:  Inkssentials Glossy Accents (Olliver’s eyes and patches and balloon), Green Gem Leaves, Chocolate Half Pearls (Kaiser Scrapbook – Really Reasonable Ribbon), Latte Half Pearls – center of flowers (Kaiser Scrapbook – Really Reasonable Ribbon), 3/8” Dark Brown Swiss Dots Grosgrain ribbon (bow on front of card), 3/8” Brown w/Tan Stitched Edge Grosgrain ribbon (roses) and 3/8” Orange Gingham ribbon (petal flowers).

Challenges entered this week:

Meljen’s Designs – Birthday (8/31)

C.R.A.F.T. – Milestone Birthdays/Anything Goes (8/1)

Create4Fun Challenge – Birthday (8/27)

Wild Orchid Challenges – Make It Sparkle (8/29)

For Fun Challenges – To Make Something w/Ribbon or Lace (8/31)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don’t forget to check out this week’s challenge at Sew Many Challenges!  Have an awesome weekend!

Hugs, Kym

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Son’s Birthday Card

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday to Everyone!  Today I wanted to show a card I created for my son, Travis.  Last week Wednesday was his 20th birthday.  I was unable to send him his card since he was still deployed in Afghanistan and was due back into the states.  As of Monday he has left Afghanistan is on his way back home to California.  Unfortunately, I will not be seeing him until he takes his leave in September.

For his card I decoupage a motorcycle image.  I used Black Jute String to weave around silver brads and 3/8” Gingham Orange Multi Grosgrain Ribbon underneath the jute string. 

Here is my card:

Travis 20th BirthdayImage:  Motorcycle – Decoupage from The Lilac Garden (Decoupage by Audrey).

Sentiment:  Happy Birthday sentiment (Digital Delights by Louby Lou).

Card Stock:  Orange and black (TAC), Black and Orange Flame and HD Bar Front (Harley Davidson).

Embellishments:  Silver Brads,  Black Jute String and 3/8” Gingham Orange Multi Grosgrain (all ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Challenges I entered:

Paper Cutz Challenge #56 – Using Some Type of Metal (9/2)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Hugs, Kym

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Winner of the Blog Candy is…

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!  Thank you so much for everyone who visited my blog during Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Blog Hop and left such wonderful comments.  I also truly appreciate you all for also becoming a follower of my blog. 

The winner of the beautiful assortment of ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some ribbon flowers I have created is…

SHEILA – GINGER 

Congratulations Sheila!  Please contact me at kymweb at sbcglobal dot com with your mail addy so that I can send you your prize as soon as possible.

Again, thank you everyone who stopped by.  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Hugs, Kym

Friday, August 20, 2010

Stitchy Bear Stamps is Sew Many Challenges Sponsor This Week!

Blog Banner ii   StitchyStampsSponsorBadgeGood Morning everyone and welcome to another fabulous week at Sew Many Challenges.  This week Sew Many Challenges has a wonderful sponsor, Stitchy Bear Stamps.  The challenge this week is a.... “Christmas Themed card/project!”  I hope you will be able to join us for this challenge and an opportunity to win a fabulous prize from Stitchy Bear Stamps.

Prize Package: 3 DIGI STAMPS of WINNER'S CHOICE (STITCHY STAMPS ONLY)

SPONSOR INFO:
Hi Everyone, my name is Stitchy and I create under the name Stitchy Stamps...I have been creating digital images for designers for almost a year now and try to learn something new everyday...I started out in paint shop pro about 8 years ago and started making digital scrap kits...then I was introduced to the wonderful world of paper crafts and card designing...like I said, learning new everyday, the rest is history...I can't draw enough to keep me satisfied anymore lol...Living in a small town in upstate New York, tucked away where cable doesn't even go...friends are far and few between...But being on the internet for the past 10 years, I have gathered quite a few from around the world...Just like I learn something new everyday, I also try to meet someone new every day too... Thank you Angela and Company for allowing me to sponsor for you...I am truly honored...
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stitchy xx

Here’s my challenge card using ERIS COCOA from Sew Many Cards:

Eris CocoaDigital Image:  Eris Cocoa from Sew Many Cards (colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Sentiment:  Cocoa sentiment from Squigglefly (colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Card Stock:  Red and green (TAC) and prints (DCWV – Holiday Stack).

Die-Cuts:  Nestabilities Circles/Scalloped Circles and Ovals/Scalloped Ovals.

Inks:  Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (patches, trims on mugs and poinsettia).

Embellishments:  White Liquid Applique (marshmallows in mugs), Inkssentials Glossy Accents (Eris’ eyes, mouth, patch on ear and mugs), Tiny Gold Glass Beads (center of poinsettia) and Green/Red Plaid Ribbon w/Gold Trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here’s my sponsor card using THE KISS from Stitchy Bear Stamps:

The KissDigital Image:  The Kiss from Stitchy Bear Stamps (colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Flowers:  Just Pink Blossoms (FFV5-Lovely Blossoms-Butterfly Decoupage Kit) from Fred-She-Said.

Sentiment:  Blowing You Birthday Kisses!  Happy Birthday! (created on computer).

Card:  Side Step Card.

Card Stock:  Blue, green and pink (TAC) and print (was purchased from Dollar Store).

Die-Cuts:  Nestabilities Ovals/Scalloped Ovals.

Punches:  MS Doily Lace Border punch.

Inks:  Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (flower in hair and lips) and Sakura Golden Star Gelly Pen (center of flower).

Embellishments:  Inkssentials Glossy Accents (flower in hair, eyes, lips and boots), Tiny White Half Pearls (front of corset), Yellow Dew Drops (center of flowers) and Light Pink w/Dark Pink Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (from Wal-Mart).

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a terrific weekend!

 Hugs, Kym

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bundle of Joy

Good Morning!  I hope everyone enjoyed Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Blog Hop last week Friday showcasing some fabulous projects and a chance to win some blog candy from our awesome Design Team.  Be sure to check out our newest Challenge #6 - ALOHA going on at this time until August 31st for an opportunity to win a $10.00 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Your card/project must include some type of ribbon/lace/trim.

For my posting this Wednesday, I made a card for a baby shower for a friend of my daughter’s.  She’s having a boy so I decided not to add any flowers whatsoever.  Instead I used Peach Minidots, 3/8” Green/Blue Funky Vert Stripe Grosgrain and 3/4” Spring Green Plaid Ruffle by May Arts.  I love combining many types of ribbons for a completely different look.

Here is my card:     

BB Isabella StrollerDigital Image:  BB Isabella Stroller from Bugaboo Stamps (colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Sentiment:  Bundle of Joy from Squigglefly.

Card Stock:  Blue and green (Colorbok – Textured Soft Pastels) and prints (K&Company – Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy).

Die-Cuts:  Nestabilities Circles/Scalloped Circles.

Inks:  Sakura Golden Star Gelly Pen (stars on sentiment) and Sakura Sky Star Gelly Pen (stroller on sentiment).

Embellishments:  Dovecraft Baby Boy Buttons from Donna’s Den of Crafts, 1/8” Peach Minidots, 3/8” Green/Blue Funky Vert Stripe Grosgrain and 3/4” Spring Green Plaid Ruffle by May Arts.  All ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous week!

Hugs, Kym

Monday, August 16, 2010

Decoupage – Birthday Card for Aiden

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Welcome to another challenge at Cards for Men with a fabulous sponsor, Donna’s Den of Crafts.  They will be sponsoring Challenge #17 – Decoupage.  The challenge runs from August 16th thru August 29th. I hope you will be able to join us for this challenge.

donnas_den_of_crafts_logo_thumb[1]Sponsor Blurb:  Donna's Den of Crafts is a family-run business where we aim to please.  We stock a wide range of  cardmaking and scrapbooking items from Dovecraft, Joanna Sheen, Crafter's Companion, Spellbinders.....to name but a few. Our prices are reasonable and p&p is only £1.  Most in-stock orders are dispatched next working day.  Why not pop along and take advantage of a 10% discount for the duration of this challenge.  Just enter the code CFM0410 in your shopping basket.

Here is my Decoupage card for my Grandson, Aiden for his 4th Birthday

Aiden's 4th Birthday CardDigital Image:  Shhh from Marjorie Marlarkies (Decoupage sheet – cut pieces out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Sentiment:  To Our Grandson sentiment from Digital Doodling and Happy Birthday sentiment from Digital Delights by Louby Lou.

Card Stock:  Blue and green (TAC).

Embellishments:  Blue/Green Striped Organza Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon (this ribbon is from the August Monthly Ribbon Club assortment).

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Hugs, Kym

Friday, August 13, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop and Sew Many Challenges!

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Welcome to Really Reasonable Ribbon’s blog hop showcasing some stunning and spectacular projects created by the awesome and talented Design Team.  The Design Team will be showing a variety of fun and unique ways to use different types of ribbon on all your projects.  No project is complete without ribbon!  Now if you have arrived from Robbie’s blog, you are in the correct spot.  If not, I would hate for you to miss anything so please start at Really Reasonable Ribbon’s blog.  You will be seeing some absolutely gorgeous ribbons, trims and embellishments that can be used on any project you may be creating.

I will also be giving away some blog candy.  A package of 10 beautiful ribbons that are a yard each and some ribbon flowers I have created.  So, what do you have to do, you’re wondering?  You can become a follower of my blog (optional) and leave me a comment.  Next Monday I will randomly choose one lucky person’s name to win the blog candy.  Good luck everyone and have fun.

For my card, I not only designed it for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop but also for Sew Many Challenges.  The challenge this week at Sew Many Challenges Tiffany Doodles is their sponsor this week.

Here is my card using Tayla in Love from Sew Many Cards:

Tayla in LoveImage:  Tayla in Love from Sew Many Cards (colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS (cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Tutorial:  Lattice top on card by Holly from Squigglefly.

Card Stock:  Greens (TAC) and print (Colorbok – Pastels).

Die-Cuts:  Sizzlits Branch w/Leaves Die-Cut.

Punches:  EK Success Pop-Up Butterfly and EK Success Butterfly.

Inks:  Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (patches on Tayla) and Black Sharpie Marker (dashes by butterflies).

Embellishments: Inkssentials Glossy Accents (patches, Tayla’s eyes and nose), pink and green buttons, white half pearls, 3/8” Pink, Yellow & Green Chex Grosgrain, 3/8” Delicate Flowers Grosgrain, 3/8” Lime Tiny Butterfly Grosgrain, 3/8” White Multi Tiny Butterfly Grosgrain3/8” Lime/Bright Pink Sherbert Swirl Grosgrain3/8” Bright Pink Grosgrain and 3/8” Lime Grosgrain Ribbons (all the ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon – made petal flowers with them).

 Your next stop on the blog hop is Mindy’s Blog.

TD-logo-150x150 Sew Many Challenges this week has a fabulous sponsor, Tiffany Doodles.  They will be sponsoring this week’s challenge at Sew Many Challenges.  The challenge this week is ...."To use stitching, faux or real stitching on your project!"  I hope you will be able to join us for this challenge and an opportunity to win a fabulous prize from Tiffany Doodles.

Prize Package: 5 STAMPS OF WINNERS CHOICE

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Hi!  I’m Tiffany Richards, owner of TiffanyDoodles.  I’m having the time of my life doing what I was born to do!  My background is in Wed Design and Photography.  I have been self employed for eight years and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my work!  Since childhood, I’ve always been creative and taken great pleasure in drawing and painting.  About a year ago, I discovered the stamping and paper crafting world and just fell in love!!  In a very short order, I began transforming some of my drawings and doodles into “digis”.  It has truly been a joy to share them with folks.  I get so thrilled every time I see something new that someone has created with one of my stamps!!  Each design is like a child of mine and it’s really neat to see it all grown up and out in the world being all it can be…LOL!

All of my digital stamps are originally created by me and of the multiple styles I offer, most are hand-drawn images.  Some are brushed up in Photoshop using the pen tool to produce very clean lines and others are left with a sketchy, rustic, hand-drawn look.  An additional digi-style is one that I’ve dubbed as PhotoSketches and these are images from my own photographs which I transformed into sketches with a little help from Photoshop. These beauties make splendid realistic images for stamping!

One of the ways that I wish to say “thank you” to all of the folks that follow TiffanyDoodles is by offering a brand new Freebie every Thursday.  I’ve received a hefty response from this which has encouraged me to continue creating even more!! 

I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to make these daily artsy expressions that others enjoy.  It is a ton of fun to have this creative outlet where I also get to meet other crafty people like myself.

Here is my card using Poppy Oval from Tiffany Doodles:

Poppy Oval

Digital Image:  Poppy Oval from Tiffany Doodles (colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Sentiment:  Happy Birthday Mom sentiment from The Cutting Cafe (All About Mom set).

Card Stock:  Green, black and red (TAC) and print (Colorbok – Earth Tones).

Die-Cuts:  Nestabilities Circles/Scalloped Circles and Ovals/Scalloped Ovals.

Punches:  EK Success Leaves punch.

Embellishments:  Inkssentials Glossy Accents (around oval edge of image), Black Fun Flock (center of poppies), red half pearls, 3/8” Black Velvet Ribbon, 5/8” Echinacea Hand-Dyed Silk and 5/8” Red Sheer w/Satin Stripes (petal ribbon flowers).  All ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win the blog candy!  Hope you’re enjoying the blog hop.  Stop by Sew Many Challenges and enter their challenge for a chance to win some digital images from Tiffany Doodles.  Have a fabulous weekend!

~Hugs~Kym 

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bella

Happy Wednesday to everyone!  This week I created a card for my daughter who recently purchased a puppy.  I thought it would be fun to welcome little Bella into the family.

HerseyDigital Images:  Hersey, Dog House and Bowl of Bones from Sew Many Cards (colored images with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut images out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Sentiment:  Welcome to the Family (created on the computer).

Card Stock:  Green (TAC), Cranberry Tart (Gina K), white (Georgia Pacific) and print (Basic Occasions).

Die-Cuts:  Nestabilities Circles/Scallop Circles.

Punches:  MS Arch Lattice Border punch, MS Branch punch and EK Success Leaves punch.

Inks:  Sakura Stardust (patches).

Embellishments:  Inkssentials Glossy Accents (puppy’s eyes and nose and all patches), Burgundy Dew Drops (created with acrylic discs and sharpie marker), 3/8” Wine Gingham (roses), 3/8” Burgundy/Gold Reversible Stitched Edge, 5/8” Wine Jute and 3/8” Brown Organza Paws (all ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a terrific week!

~Hugs~Kym

Monday, August 2, 2010

Oscar with Plane!

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Welcome to another fun challenge at Cards for Men with a fabulous sponsor, Squiggle Stamps.  They will be sponsoring Challenge #16 – Off on an Adventure.  The challenge runs from August 2nd thru August 18th. I hope you will be able to join us for this challenge and an opportunity to win a prize of 5 digi images that Tracy from Squiggle Stamps has put together.

PRIZEcards4menSponsor Blurb:  Squiggle Stamps carry a unique range of cute, quirky and whimsical stamps designed by a talented team of illustrators. Our images are available as both Rubber and Digital Stamps with new designs added regularly. We are lucky to have a wonderful Design Team and you can see all their fabulous creations and take part in monthly prize challenges on the blog at www.squigglestamps.blogspot.com

Here is my card:

Oscar with PlaneDigital Image:  Oscar with Plane from Squiggle Stamps (colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Sentiment:  Time Flies When You’re Having Fun from Raindrop Echo Designs – Time Sentiments.

Cardstock:  Blue and yellow (Colorbok) and prints (K&Company – Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy).

Nestabilities:  Ovals/Scallop Ovals and Labels 2.

Inks:  Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (buttons on overalls, star on pocket and plane propeller).

Embellishments:  Inkssentials Glossy Accents (plane, buttons and star on pocket), buttons, 3/16” Orange Mini Ric Rac and 3/8” Funky Vert Blue/Green Stripe Grosgrain (ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbon). 

 

I will be posting this card for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #64.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a great week!

Hugs, Kym

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Little Skunk

Welcome everyone to another challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings!  They have 2 really fun challenges per month for an awesome opportunity to win a $10 gift certificate to purchase either some fabulous ribbons/trims or embellishments from the store.  The challenges run on the 1st and 15th of the month. 

Challenge #5 is a BLACK and WHITE CHALLENGE!   Your card/project must include ribbon, trim, or lace of some kind.  If you are entering your card/project into an online gallery, please use the code RRR5 so we can find it easily.  You will have until August 14th 5:00 PM C.S.T to enter your projects.

Here is my card:

Little Skunk

Digital Image:  Little Skunk from Meljens Designs (colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Card Stock:  Black (TAC) and print (DCWV-The Glitter Stack).

Inks:  Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (flowers).

Embellishments:  White Fun Flock (on skunk), Inkssentials Glossy Accents (nose and eyes), silver flower charm with black stone in the center, yellow rhinestones, half sticky pearls, 3/8” Black Gingham (ribbon rose), 5/8” Black Double Ruffles, 1/4” Black w/White Stitches (created a double bow with bow maker), 3/8” Black Swiss Dots Grosgrain and 7/8” Zebra Print Grosgrain.  All these ribbons can be purchased from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I will also be entering this card at Meljen’s Designs Challenges & Inspiration Blog for their sketch challenge #18.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Good luck in the challenges!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Kym

 

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