Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Guest Designer ~ Die Cuttin' Divas

I have 2 posts for today. My "Try Me Tuesday" post for My Creative Time can be seen by clicking here.

Good morning! I am super excited that Georgiana and Anita have asked me to guest design over at Die Cuttin' Divas. Super sweet and talented bunch of ladies (Divas).


The challenge is Umbrella Month. Just make sure you include an umbrella somewhere on
your project. Super simple right!

For my project I wanted to make a gate fold card but wanted to be able to close it up so the recipient could open it like a present. So I put some slits on the back and threaded the ribbon through the back. I did leave my ribbon a tad longer than I normally would, only because if the recipient wants to tie it back up they had enough ribbon to do it. We all know it can be hard to tie bows. Okay for me it is at least! LOL! I had to use the Stitched Umbrella Die from My Creative Time. It so cute and the perfect size for cards. I also heat embossed my sentiment and image with white embossing powder on vellum. I will list the rest of my materials below.

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI, MME and vellum
Ribbon ~ PTI
MME enamel dots
white embossing powder

I would like to thank these wonderful ladies ( Divas ) for having me as a guest designer! It was an honor, so Thank You!

Click here for all the details to this challenge!

MCT ~ Try Me Tuesday

Good morning! Today is Try Me Tuesday over at My Creative Time with Emma and the ladies!
Today we will be showing you how to use your dies as card bases. Start by taking a piece of cardstock folded in half and placing the die so that the folded edge of the cardstock is just inside the cutting line of the die. Easy enough, right? I must admit I have had this idea in my little brain for some time. I took the bottom of the Treat Slider Box die and saw a door! I know you all think I have totally lost it over here but that is okay! I just needed the right sentiment! Well low and behold Emma came out with the stamp set, awhile ago, Things I Love... and it has the PERFECT sentiment!
So I die cut the bottom part of the slider box out. I then got my X-acto knife, I rarely use this thing because the one time I did I cut myself pretty bad, and carefully cut out the center. I wanted my glass part to have a frosted look so I added vellum. You could use acetate as well for more of a glass look but since I wanted to have my inside have some funky looking wallpaper ( hehehe ~ these peeps might live in a 70's type house or have Easter themed wallpaper) I thought they need the frosted door look. Goodness my imagination is over the top with this post, right?? Then they have this big sign that says "Shut the front door!" They certainly don't want anyone to see their funky wallpaper! Oh my I am cracking up here just writing this post! I know my friend will love this card since we say this all the time & have the same corky sense of humor! I will list all my materials I used below and will let you all and have a good day! LOL

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI and MME
Ink ~ Stampin up and VersaMark
clear embossing powder

Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time and see all the ladies projects today!
Thanks for always stopping by!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MCT ~ Tag It Tuesday

Good morning and welcome to Tag It Tuesday! Today Emma and the My Creative Time design team will be bringing you tags.

Well apparently I don't want to stop celebrating St. Patty's Day here! LOL! I thought I would share a simple little tag you can add to a treat & for that special someone in your life. I bought these gold See's candy coins for my son for St. Patty's Day. Oh my I LOVE their chocolate and I am not even a sweet person! I'm the salt girl but who would have thought chocolate could be so yummy! I blame this on my friend Katie! Oh back to my project ~ sorry!  I couldn't help but use the "You're My Pot of Gold!" sentiment ( the name of this set is actually the sentiment I just typed)  along with the adorable hat die from "I'm A Lucky Girl" .  I seriously LOVE both of these sets!!!

This is my too little gifts together. See yesterdays post for the details on the root beer sleeve.

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI and Bazzill
Ink ~ Stampin Up and VersaMark
Sing and clear embossing powder
Ribbon ~ M's

Thanks for always leaving such sweet comment! Have a great day!!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

MCT ~ Made In Minutes

Good morning and Happy St. Patty's Day! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and maybe drank a little green beer?? I know I did not but that is okay because I am not the beer drinker but a mix drink kind a girl, at times.

Anyway, today is Made In Minutes over at My Creative Time, with Emma and the design team. This is where we make anything you want but to share how quick and simple some projects can be. I do LOVE this segment because it not only helps you and me but seeing all the projects the design team creates are always so amazing and inspiring.

So since today is St. Patrick's Day, I thought I would dress up this bottle of root beer for my son. He LOVES root beer. I made this literally this bottle sleeve in under 10 minutes. Something quick and festive! I think tonight we will have grilled Reuben sandwiches! Those are his FAVORITE too!

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI
Ink ~ Stampin Up & VersaMark
Clear embossing powder
Ribbon ~ M's

Make sure you head over to My Creative Time to see the design teams projects too! Have a great day!

Oh don't forget you still have time join the Designer Challenge. You have until March 18th @ midnight! Click here for all the details.

Friday, March 14, 2014

My Creative Time Itty Bitty Blog Hop

Welcome to this FUN "MINI" release blog hop! If you did not arrive here from the talented and creative , Miss Cassandra's blog, then you might want to start off at the beginning of the hop HERE because there is NOTHING you want to miss!
 Emma has been getting SEVERAL requests to make a die to coordinate w/her cute Typewriter stamp that is in the "Once Upon a Time" stamp set! As for the "Never Be Lost" set, well….this is a MUST HAVE for LOTS of fun projects such as your project life albums, scrapbook pages, smash booking, cards.. etc…..! The possibilities are simply endless w/these 2 new items! Sit back, relax & hop along w/us to see some AMAZING & DIFFERENT ways to use these 2 "tiny but mighty" new items! ;)

I am so excited that Emma has created this new Typewriter Die! EEK! I am not the best and fussy cutting anything so this make life so much easier! Its seriously so CUTE and PERFECT! I also couldn't help myself but to use this color combination again! I seem to have fallen in LOVE! Okay I don't want to keep you long today so here is my project. I will list all materials listed below along pictures of the new release and a complete list of the blog hop just in case you get lost along the way!

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI
Ribbon ~ PTI
Ink Archival

I couldn't help myself but to make a really quick card using the Never Be Lost stamp & die set. I LOVE this geotag. SO I thought I would mix a few of Emma's older stamps and dies for this!

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI
Ink ~ Archival
MME washi tape

Your next stop is the very talented and creative Miss Veronica!

But before you go...


Go ahead & leave your comments for a chance to win "APRIL'S NEW RELEASE"!!!!! It is AWESOME & I cannot wait for you to see it! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you should you be the LUCKY WINNER!

Random.org will choose the winner & the winner will be announced on Emma's blog on Wednesday of next week! 


I hope you all enjoyed this little release and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Blog ~ New Name

Good afternoon bloggy friends! This is Kim and no you are not lost! I have been waiting for this for a little while and now today is the day! Miss Veronica, from VK Design Company, has done wonders with my blog! I LOVE it! It is so me!! From the colors, to the simplicity and my love for circles! Most people who know me, knows that is who I am just a plain & simple girl. Okay girl is stretching it but hey it's my post! LOL I will miss my other blog for a few reason, the name, which was created because the love I have for my son who I love and adore. Then for the person who originally created my blog, my sister in law. She is the person who started this obsession of mine.

If you are even contemplating having your blog made over, Veronica is the seriously the BEST! She will guide you along in the process, listen to what you want and be the most AMAZING person to deal with! I LOVE it Veronica! THANK YOU!
Remember VK Design Company is amazing!!

Now don't forget to feel free to grab my button, which by the way I have moved the buttons I had on my other blog and put them somewhere special. Once I figure out how to add more I will do so.

Don't forget tomorrow at 11 EST and 8 PST the My Creative Time Itty Bitty Blog Hop will be happening! You are going to want these ADORABLE little dies!

Also My Creative Time still has the Designer Challenge ~ Monochromatic going one. Click here for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by see you all back here tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MCT ~ Inspiration Wednesday

Hello and happy hump day! Well I am writing my post in advance but it better not be snowing here when you all read this! I am O.V.E.R. winter just like the most of you out there in blog land are! Am I right??

Well today is Emma and the My Creative Time design team create something that inspires us. I found this picture and just fell in love with it.

So today I have needed to write this Thank You since after Christmas. Yes ~ I am so far behind on things it's ridiculous. This will be going to a very  sweet and kind lady who thought of my family and myself. I have only met her once under horrible circumstances. She took the time to do something so kind, thoughtful and loving for us over Christmas, that she will be forever in our hearts ~ Thanks Sandy. She won't see this post...

My Inspiration picture.

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI, First Edition
Embossing powder
Stampin Up brad
Ink ~ TH

I hope you all have a great day and Thank You for always being so thoughtful!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MCT ~ Tag It Tuesday

Good morning! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to your week. I know I am because the birds are chirping , the sun is shining and there are some glimpses of spring! But then again tomorrow and the rest of the week is not going to be so nice here. UGH!

So today Emma and the My Creative Time design team will be bringing you some tags. I LOVE to make tags. They can brighten any package or someone's day.

Today I wanted to make something very simple and use one of my favorite colors~ GREEN! Okay I LOVE just about every color but I love to mix shades of green for some reason. Plus Emma's last released was jammed packed with some awesome new stamps and die! I will list all my materials below!

I had to take this picture inside because the wind up on our hill was so fierce and I just couldn't go chasing through the wet yard, again! LOL!

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI
Ink ~ Stampin Up
PTI felt
Ribbon from J's

Thanks for stopping by and always being so kind! Now go out and enjoy the weather ~ hopefully it's nice where you live!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MCT ~ Whatever Wednesday

Happy hump day! I love Wednesdays for this reason and the fact that it is Whatever Wednesday over at My Creative Time! Today Emma and the ladies will be doing whatever our hearts desire.

 I'm still over the moon in LOVE with Emma's last release so I thought I would share with you a simple and fast card I made. It is a 5x5 size card and I haven't made one of these in awhile. I just adore the sentiments and dies from her last release because they go so PERFECTLY with her existing products!

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI and Simple Stories
Ink ~ Archival ~ Versa Mark
clear embossing powder
seam binding

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you see all the ladies projects. Click here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MCT ~ Try Me Tuesday

Today is Try Me Tuesday over at My Creative Time with Emma and the design team. We were asked to use one of Emma's dies in a way that is unexpected, that is not its intended use. Well I LOVE this idea because I am constantly twisting and turning the My Creative Time dies, just to see what else we can create with them.

I must admit when Emma sent us the Cocktail Party Stitched Dies, I fell in love with them. I also thought, what else can we use these dies for, concentrating on the little liquid parts mainly. I can see the glasses being used as vases but the little die resembling liquid was my main focus.  Then it hit me, carrots!! It could be tops of carrots poking out of the ground! Okay so know you all are thinking, she has gone lost it for sure!! So my little bunny is smaller than my carrots right but my thought, she is going to have one HAPPY EASTER eating those big carrots!! LOL! Just a fun way to try and think outside the box and a use all of our My Creative Time dies a little more!

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI
Ink ~ TH, Stampin Up, Archival and VersaMark
white embossing powder
Sakura pen
enamel dot

Make sure you head over and see all the design teams FABULOUS ideas. Click here.

Also we still have the ABC challenge going on ~ we would love to see what you have created. click here.