Monday, April 15, 2013

Brightening My Day Card

Happy Monday! I am so thrilled that Joy, from Obsessed With Scrapbooking, is having me guest design this week on her blog! Thank You for being so super sweet and kind, Joy! Plus, this couldn't happen at a more perfect time! Do you know why?? Emma, from My Creative Time, is having a HUGE release this week ~ YEAH!!  Today is Day #1 of Sneak Peeks. Head on over to see all the amazing projects the MCT ladies have created for today! Click here for all the details. This release is seriously jam packed with endless possibilities! You can see more of my projects over at my blog, Scrapin Mom Of One Inspiring Little Boy, if you would like.

Okay I promised to keep my posts as short as I possibly can this week, but I LOVE to talk! LOL! I will list all my materials below my pictures all week. Just to let you know,  I have a habit of adding a great deal of dimension to my cards, so that my A2 cards never fit into a normal A2 sized envelope! But never fear, that is why there are glassine bags. I will tell you where I purchase them in my list below!

 For my card today I am using the new stamp set "You're Brilliant" . I wanted to play on the words of this sentiment by using a lamp and phone. With today's technology driven world, hearing a voice every once in a while is so nice! This stamp set has so many PERFECT sentiments on it! I decided I wanted to create a little scene here today! I pulled out my Kate's ABC cartridge and found this cute little lamp and table. I cut out the lamp shade twice and pop dotted for dimension. My sentiment fit perfectly in the MCT frame die. I even cut my paper in half to give my wallpaper a seam! LOL! Most of this card was done with scraps I had laying around! I scored a scrap piece of paper for my baseboard as well. To make my twine curly I used glue and water around a pencil! I also LOVE to clear heat emboss my sentiments. A real simple card right! There is also something on my card that will be coming up this week! Shhhh ~ don't tell anyone ~ I snuck this in!

Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridge ~ Kate's ABC's ~ lamp (cut @ 4.71) and table (cut @ 3.24)
My Creative Time ~ "You're Brilliant" ~ sentiment and light bulb
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Postage Frame" ~ picture frame
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ hemp and where I buy my glassine bags
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and DCWV ~ Citrus
 Timeless Twine
Clear Embossing powder, Ink and Sakura pen

I will be here all week with more fun cards to share with you all featuring something everyday from this release! I hope you enjoy and see you back here tomorrow!
 But wait there is more ~ just keep reading!


 Okay in celebration of Joy allowing me to take over her blog for a week and Emma’s April Release, I have decided to have a giveaway! Fun, right? To qualify for my giveaway all you have to do is head on over to my blog, Scrapin Mom Of One Inspiring Little Boy, become a follower and leave a comment! Simple, right?

1st prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to My Creative Time

2nd is a $25.00 gift certificate to Liz’s Paper Loft Boutique

I will announce the 2 lucky winners on my blog on Monday, April 22. You have until Sunday, April 21 @ 12AM EST to comment. PLEASE leave a way to contact you! will pick the winners.

Go visit Emma's blog, My Creative Time,  to see her exciting giveaways this week as well & to see some AMAZING sneak peeks!



  1. Congratulations on being a Guest designer on Joy's blog. I really like these blogs. This is truely a unique card. I would never have thought of using the lamp and phone this way.
    Have a good week.

    Karen P

  2. Your Sneak Peek is FANTASTIC Kim!!!I LOVE the cuts,Have a GREAT day my friend!!!:)

  3. Simple card??? Is that what you said? I think NOT! Just look at all of the little details on here! The embossing, the twine, the dimension of the die cuts! BEAUTIFUL job, Kim! Oh and I LOVE this color combo! Is that a little stamped light bulb I see? LOL!

  4. You know I just adore this card, Kim! The colors are so pretty, and you built the cutest little scene! Congrats on your guest designing with Joy this week!!!

  5. I love this card. I am a new follower.

  6. Hi, Kim! Welcome to Joy's blog! Love, Love, Love your little vignette card. Just adorable! It will be fun to be inspired by you all week! Just signed up to follow you through Bloglovin! Here's to many, many great ideas and scrappy fun!

  7. Very cute card! I like the little sitting area scene and how you used the lightbulb in with the sentiment. TFS and thanks for the chance to win!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

  8. Super super cute card, love everything about it!!!

    Already a follower!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  9. This is just fab and so the baseboard...who would think of's perfect!!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Lee-Ann :)

  10. Love your card and your wonderful blog! Can't wait to see more!

  11. I love this card. Your choice of colors and elements makes the card. Thanks

  12. Good morning! I am a new follower and would love for you to visit my blog and follow too! Your card is so cute, you did a great job!

  13. Love your adorable little card, and especially all the details and color combo!! Am guessing it is the phone that is new! :)

  14. I am your newest follower!! I love your card on this first day and cant wait to see everything else you share with us this week!!


  15. Really love all of the images you added to this beautiful card. Love the light bulb too.! Great job. Happy to be a new follower.

  16. Very fun idea (and of course perfect for the sentiment!) I love the little details like the phone cord and the colors you chose are wonderful! TFS! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

  17. very nice card. really like the colors. tfs. i'm a new follower.

  18. WOW!!Very BEAUTIFUL!!Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

  19. OMG your card is so awesome gosh what great cuts you found and turned it into a masterpiece I love it so much and Emma's stamps are the perfect touch. Thanks for the neat ideas and sharing your amazing talent. What a most generous give away gosh thanks for the chance.

  20. OMG!!! Kim!! Congrats on taking over Joy's blog with your super duper adorable projects all week!!
    And seeing that it new release preview week also....EEKKK double to awesomeness!!!
    I love your fun card today! GREAT colors and cut and that sentiment.....and lightbulb....OMG I am in LOVE!!!!
    Thanks for sharing day 1 my friend and you know I will be back!!!
    Have a GREAT Monday!!!!

  21. I just love the little scene you created with the lamp and table! It's sooo cute! I just became a follower and can't wait to see more of your crafty creations!

  22. I am a new follower-super cute card!

  23. Kimberly I am a new follower of your blog, can't wait to see what you will show us over on Joys blog this week. I love the colors you chose for your card, it looks fabulous!

  24. I love this card, the details and the colors you use are stunning thanks for sharing. I follow you and love MCT stamps, always enjoy the stamp releases
    upnurse at aol dot com

  25. First of all! Congratulations on your DT appearance over at Joy's blog, secondly, thank you for your kind comment on my entry for MCT challenge last month :¿ sorry It took this long, I am glad you liked my card I love Irises too :) and last but not list thank you for sharing your ideas with us!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O
    unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

  26. Hi Kim, I just became a new follower of your blog. I really like your card, love the colors.

    Anne :)

  27. Congrats on the guest design spot!!! And darling card too! This looks like it is going to be a FABULOUS release!!! And my cards are usually a bit too fat for envelopes too!!!

  28. Beautiful Card. LOVE the Colors this seriously looks awesome my friend. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and you have a great week.

  29. Am now a follower and love, love ,love your lovely scene card. Thanks for the idea and for the chance to win some candy.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  30. Your card is gorgeous! Love all the details and love Emma's stamps. Thanks for sharing and for chance to win! lindagk23ataoldotcom

  31. Very cute card--I like the little scene you created.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  32. Love Emma's designs, everything is awesome and coordinating.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

  33. You have left no stone unturned Kim! Creating a seam in your wallpaper, genius.

  34. So creative! Love the lamp and phone stand. Congrats on having the week over at Joy's, how fun! --C

  35. Cute idea for this card! Fun card to send to a friend.

  36. There are so many great elements to this card! Thanks so much! Looks great!

  37. Sweet job on your card...I like how the sentiment is framed and scored the paper for the baseboard! Very clever job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  38. Kim your card is awesome! I love that you made a scene crad very clever:) The sentiment is perfect, I love the colors you choose for your card and all the detail you put into your card. Thanks for sharing my creative friend:)
    Ps. Congrats on being guest designer on Obsessed with Scrapbooking!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

  39. I love your card! It goes perfectly with that saying. Your colors are really pretty together. Bravo! TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    (Google Friend follower)
    (I'd love to follow you by email but couldn't find a place to sign up.)

  40. Coming over from joy's blog to follow and see what you're up to! Your card is just wonderful and so much fun!

  41. Big Congratulations on being GD at Obsessed with Scrapbooking. You are such a breath of fresh air with your projects Kim. Love this card,the dimension,colours,details...all of it.
    Is the phone a new die?!
    Jayne x

  42. I love the little scene that you made on your card! It's always fun to put together different elements to make a new design! I am a new follower!

  43. Oh, and my email is apedoak (at) aol (dot) com. Thanks!

  44. OMG! I love every detail and OMG! look at that base board moulding so darn cute, I LOVE the whole scene:)

  45. Your card is so fun and I love all the little details. That phone is the kind I grew up with so it brings back fond memories!! I am a new follower!
    stampnk @

  46. Love , love, love this fabulous scene you created!!

  47. So cute!!! Love the little scene you created and love the yellow and blue color combo too!!!!