Sunday, October 31, 2010

Merry Christmas


Good Afternoon!!
Another cold and dreary day here in WNY, at least it's not raining or snowing yet. And that's a big yet!! Going to keep this brief today, not feeling up to par. For my card I used a set from Recollections that I bought on sale at Michael's. There were some really cute images with the set so I picked a few for my card today and colored them with Copic Markers and layered them on Stampin Up's Cherry Cobbler card stock. I cut them out in various sizes and layered them on some DP from DCWV that I got on sale at JoAnn's. I then added a poinsettia from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I have to tell you if you are looking for a place to get your flowers and such turn to Wild Orchid Crafts. They have high quality products, fast shipping, and very good customer service. What more could you want?? Except free stuff maybe, lol. Anyway, I just had to tell you that, a lot of you probably already know but I just got a big order from them and I was totally impressed.
Hope you all have a very Blessed Sunday! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Saturday, October 30, 2010



Good Morning!!


Whipped up this card this morning so I would have something for you and also so I would have something to show my friend today, not that I don't have enough but she likes Stampin Up stuff so this is Stampin Up only. As you can see, I used my punches to make an acorn!! I think it turned out pretty cute myself. It uses three punches from Stampin Up. The ornament punch, the oval punch and the new decorative label punch. It took no time at all to make. There is a video on you tube you can watch to see how it is made, sorry I don't have the link.



I'm going stamping today!! Will spend the day with my Mom and friends. My bestest friend just may be starting to make cards too. She only does scrapbooking but a few days ago went down in the craft room with her Mom and made a few cards. How exciting!! We'll get her hooked!! Hoping she will be there today too.


Went and got my hair cut yesterday. Usually not a big deal but boy could you see the grays this time. I told my hairdresser she purposely cut around them so I would have to go in for a hi-lite or something. I don't know if I am going to or not. I mean really, it's only going to get worse right??!! Ah well!!


Well, the forecast is calling for colder temps and later in the week that dirty four letter word--yes they are predicting SNOW!! ARGH!!! It won't be anything that will stick to the ground or anything but still. From then till about the end of April or so we will have to deal with the snow and cold. Hibernation time, lol. Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!



Happy Stamping,
Kim

Friday, October 29, 2010

Brother and Sister


Good Morning!!


This image reminds me so much of my son and daughter. If only they got along that well, lol. Seriously, they get along pretty well now that they are getting older. They still have their moments but don't we all. So when I colored this in I just thought of the two of them.


I started with a White base, added a layer of DP from a Winter Premium Stack from DCWV (gorgeuous paper I might add), cut out a scalloped oval with my Nesties in Ballet Blue by Stampin Up and then cut the image out with a scalloped oval using Nesties. I embellished with some epoxy stickers that I purchased from Joann's., a Prima flower and some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.


It is COLD here. Only got to about 50 degrees F yesterday, supposed to be colder today, yuck!! It's only going to get colder from here. My joints feel it. My husband won tickets to the hockey game tonight. I'm not sure if I am going with him or if my daughter is. GO SABRES!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!


Happy Stamping,

Kim

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Edwin on Ornament


Good Morning!!
Let's see if I can get this post right today, lol!! Here is another one of my Christmas cards. I sat down last night and figured out how many cards I needed to send out--103. OMG!! That is way down though from the past 5 years when I was a demonstrator for Stampin Up. I have a lot of pen pals and send them all a card and I have a big family too.
For my card I used Santa Helper Edwin and Ornament. The ornament looks much prettier in real life. There is gold Spica pen on it and it really sparkles. I started with a Cherry Cobbler base from Stampin Up. I sewed together a piece of River Rock cardstock and DP from the Cloud 9 Specialty Pack. I colored my images with Copic Markers and cut them out. Edwin is popped up. I then added a piece of Red Riding Hood Taffeta Ribbon. I put stickles on the fur lining of Edwins coat and hat. This really sparkles IRL. The DP has glitter on it too so that gives it a little extra too. I didn't keep track of the Copics this time...sorry!!
We are enjoying some beautiful weather here in WNY. Rained overnight so I'm hoping it will clear up for today but the temps have been very nice for this time of year. It won't last long. It has been known to snow on Halloween--gasp!! I sure hope not, as many of you know if you have been reading my blog, I do not like the snow. Ah well that's Buffalo for you!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


What a mess this post has been, lol!! Can you tell I'm a new blogger?? I forgot the image in the last post, duh!!! Here it is !!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sweet Tilda

OOPS!! Hit the enter button in error and posted SWEET!! lol


I am not sure the name of this Tilda but isn't she sweet?? If you know the name of it leave me a comment. I would be forever grateful. This is a simple card, I used some of the stuff I got from my haul from Jacque. (Hi Jacque!!)I started with a Coral base by Stampin Up that I sewed a piece of the Whimsy DP to. I then added an oval in Coral and Ballet Blue by Stampin Up cut out by Nesties. Added my image that was colored in with Copics. Added a blue flower with a cordoroy button in the middle and the sentiment which is a sticker from the Whimsy pack.


I actually got to bed at 7 am this morning, slept most of the afternoon. I just could not sleep last night and it was so frustrating. Hopefully I can sleep tonight now. It's a warm day here. Must be our "Indian Summer". We'll see. I've heard of other areas reporting snow. I'm not looking forward to that. Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!

Happy Stamping,
Kim


Copics Used: YG03, 06,11, B00
E00, 01,0000,57,33,Y11,Y28
Gold Spica

Sweet

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tickled Pink

Good Evening!!

I know two posts in one day right?? But I had to give a shout out to a very kind person~~Jacque!! Jacque had and still does have some fantastic blog candy to give away. Well, I was lucky enough to win one of her give aways. Let me tell you the box was PACKED!! All Breast Cancer stuff, I love it!! I had to come on to give a shout out to Jacque tonight to let her know that I received the package and that I am totally thrilled with it. You can try to win her blog candy too. Visit Jacque on her blog at:
http://www.jacquesmagnolias.blogspot.com
Give her some love while you're there. Tell her Kim sent you!! She has an awesome blog and an amazing story of being a survivor. She is a truly an inspirational woman. Thanks so much Jacque!!

Rubber Hugs,
Kim

Get Well Wishes For Bushia


Good Morning!!

For the longest time we have called my Grandma, Bushia. This actually means Grandma in Polish if I am not mistaken. (Mom correct me if I am wrong here.) The younger kids would call her that but us older kids started calling her Bushia too, it just fit. Anyway, this is a card for my Bushia. Some of you may remember she had surgery on her knee, just wanted to send out a card to wish her continued health.


This card is a very simple card. I started with a Green Galore Base from Stampin Up. I took a piece of DP from my stash and sewed around it. Next I took my Nesties and cut out an oval in Green Galore and then my image. I decorated it with some corduroy buttons from Stampin Up and a ribbon from my stash. The image was colored in with Copics.
Hope you all have a great Monday!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tilda Picking Lilacs


Good Morning!!
I have another Tilda for you today. I thought I would go with a Spring like theme since it has been so dark and dreary here. It brightened up my day a bit. Before I go into the card, I just want to say that I got a shipment from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have to tell you the quality of the flowers is amazing. They packaged them up so well too. The shipping was fast . I didn't expect to see my order for weeks considering it is international but received my order in less than a weeks time. I would highly recommend them for your crafting needs.
On to the card...I started with a white cardstock base, added some DP from my stash, cut out a circle in Perfect Plum and White cardstock using the Circle Scissors Plus by Stampin Up and cut part of it off. I colored Tilda with Copics. I punched out Perfect Plum and white ovals and stamped the sentiment on the white one. I added some sheer vanilla ribbon from Joann's and then the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
My daughter and my husband went moonlight bowling and just got home about 2 hours ago! They had a great time. My hubby is very sore though. He thinks he is this young kid, HA!! I stayed home and stamped. I can't bowl because of my back and such so it gives them a little time to themselves. I enjoyed the peace and quiet. Hope you all have a very Blessed Sunday!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim
Copics Used:
Eoo,E01,E0000,E57,E35,E33
RV21,RV13,RV10,G07,BV13
Y00, Y11,Y28

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gone Batty


Good Morning!!
Again, another early morning for me, UGH!! At least I was able to take a nap yesterday so I don't feel too bad this morning. I was supposed to go stamping today but turned down the offer--gasp--because I just started a new medicine and it makes me tired and kinda feeling funny. I much would have rather stamped!!
I have another Halloween card for you today. Another image I receved from Jean, Hi Jean!! It makes me want to go shopping, lol. For my card I started with a White base, then added some DP by K & Company. I colored Tilda in with Copics and cut her out and popped her up on dimensionals. I then stamped Happy Halloween by Inkadinkado on white and cut that out and popped it up on dimensionals too. I added some clear gems to the corners and that was it. I wasn't really in a creative mood I guess last night. I could not figure out what to do with this card. So I just stopped, keeping it simple.
My daughter had her very first job interview yesterday. She did really well!! I was fortunate enough to be able to sit through the interview. They asked some pretty tough questions but she did great! Did not even hesitate. The only thing preventing her from getting the job is her age. She is only 14 years old. The company she applied for may not take kids that young. If they do though she is hired. Keeping my fingers crossed for her.
Hope you all have a great Saturday!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, and Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim
Copics Used:
E00,E01,E0000, C7, C3,C5
BV00, BV04,B97,B45,B12
R35, R27, Y11, Y28

Friday, October 22, 2010

Too Cute to Spook


Good Afternoon!!
I actually slept in this morning so I am a bit behind in posting but here I am!! The new medicine they have me taking for pain is totally wiping me out. I feel an improvement though so I guess it's a trade off. Very cold day here in WNY. Only supposed to hit about 47 degrees F. Don't know how cold it is supposed to drop to tonight. Our heat has been kicking on all day. It's only going to get colder too. The snow is on it's way.
For my card today, I colored an image sent to me by Jean (Hi Jean!!). She was my October Mingle gal and sent me a bunch of images. I love it! I have quite a few Tilda's but boy there are a lot out there. These swaps are wonderful for getting images. I started with a White base, Added some DP from K & Company, then placed a knot in a ribbon I bought at Joann's, added some rafia, some cordoroy brads from Stampin Up, and I cut out the spiders from a DP pack from Cloud 9 Designs, Stamped a sentiment from Inkadinkado and then the Tilda Witch that I colored in with Copics. I sponged some Tea Leaves VersaMagic around the two stamped images.
My daughter, who is 14 years old, has her very first job interview today. She is on top of the world and way beyond excited. The interview is for Christmas help at Borders. I think that would be a great place for her to start. A good place to get her foot in the door, and who knows maybe they will keep her past the holidays if she is hired. She has such a great personality and will do well with customer service. Makes me feel very old though. My babies are all grown up now. :( On to the next stage in my life I guess, huh?
Hope you all have a terrific Friday!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm and Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim
Copics Used:
E01, 0000, 00
Yr02, Yr07,Y11,Y38,Y28
G05, BV02, BV04,BV00
C5, C3, C1

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Santa Helper Edwin


Good Morning!!


Another VERY early morning for me. As always I sit at the computer and stamp too. I finished this Edwiwn yesterday, another Christmas card. If I'm to send these out for Christmas I need to scale things down a bit. Make them smaller, otherwise it is going to cost me a fortune. I'm also looking for a handmade by stamp with my address on it. Anyone know where I can get one of those??

Well on to the card...I started with a White base, stitched on some DP, then stitched on some real red from Stampin Up, colored Edwin with Copic Markers, colored in a poinsettia from Penny Black. Both images were popped up with dimensionals. I added diamond stickles to the fur trim on Edwin for a little added bling. All of the stitching was done by hand (no room yet for my sewing machine, that is going to change though). I added some gems to three corners. Very simple but I like it!!
I am in the process of cleaning out my stamp area so that I can put my sewing machine on the table full time. :) I love to stitch on my cards and this hand stitching is getting old real fast!! My daughter also has a project she needs to do with the sewing machine so this is just the push I needed to get it cleaned up and sorted through.
I received more Copics in the mail from Rusty over at Oozak. I just love that place. They are not only for Copics either. They have a ton of stamping/scrapping stuff. Check it out. I almost have the complete set of Ciao Markers. Awesome!! I think I have 10 more markers to purchase to complete the Ciao set. Storage is a problem for me. I need something that is able to be taken from place to place with me, yet be good at home too. Any suggestions?? Hope you all have a great day!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim
Copics Used:
E01, E00, E0000, E35, C5, C1, 100
G14, G5, Y17, R49, R35, R59

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

First Christmas Card of 2010


Good Morning!!

I could not sleep so what's a girl to do--stamp and blog. I received a call from a woman the other day from the Ronald McDonald house here in Buffalo. She had received some of my cards at some point (they had my name and address info on the back). She asked if I would be willing to make some more to donate to the charity. How could I say no, I felt honored. So, I am in the process of making some very simple cards for them, not like the Maggies I make at all. Still great cards but they can't take me forever to make and need to be easy to mail too.
Today's card is my first Christmas card that I have stamped for this year!! WOOHOO!! Only about 90 or so left to make. :) I used an image by Penny Johnson (Stampavie). I colored it in with Copic Markers. The base is Stampin Up card stock, next is some DP I got from Joann's that I pierced around the outside and added a ribbon around it, the next layer is the image. I cut it out with nesties, popped the image up with dimensionals and sponged around it with Versamagic to soften it a bit. I then added two corduroy brads from Stampin Up and a Gingham Bow. I so love this stamp. Isn't she cute?? I picked her up at my LSS--Buffalo Stamps and Stuff. Just love that place.
Yesterday went to the doctor for my back. They gave me some medicines to try. They switched my pain medicine which is good and bad, good because it really wasn't working but bad because the copay is so much more. The cost of prescriptions, even with insurance, is crazy. I go today for my yearly mammogram, oh fun!! I should be getting a shipment of Copics today. They usually ship within 2 days. I order from Oozak.com and have found them to have the best prices around. Shipping is free over $50 I believe. I had a huge order though because I combined with my Mom and her friend too. There is a link to them on my side bar they carry more than just Copics. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you...I was lucky enough to win some blog candy!! WOOHOO!!! Doing the happy dance, lol. I commented on Jacque's blog and my name was actually pulled out of hundreds of entries, can you believe it. I won some very Yummy PINK stuff for breast cancer awareness, it's all so awesome!! I have to find her blog and will post it for you to take a look. Check them out! Hope you all have a great day!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!


Happy Stamping,
Kim

Copics Used:E00, E01, E0000, E57,E35, E33, E11
G14, G05, R35, R29, R27, Boo, Y17
ETA: Here is the link to the blog I won the yummy candy from, she has an awesome blog, check it out. She does blog candy pretty frequently from the looks of it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cherry Tilda in Pink


Good Morning!!
I went shopping yesterday at my favorite local scrapbook store, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff. I, of course got a few new Maggie's. This was one of them. She is Cherry Tilda. I just love her. For my card I colored Tilda in with Copic Markers and cut her out. I started with a Blush Blossom card base(Stampin UP). The second layer is a piece of DP from Magnolia, I then added a doily that I sponged Blushing Bride ink around, popped up the image and embellished with a rose and chandelier garland. The chandelier garland I actually found at Joann's in there Wedding aisle and it was 6 feet of for $10. I used a coupon of course and got it half off. They are a bit different from what Diane sells but pretty close.
Looks like another rainy day here in WNY. Very chilly and damp. My body does not like this weather, ugh!! I am going to the doctors today to see what we can do about my back. I have been in a great deal of pain with it lately. Hope he has some suggestions. Have a great Tuesday!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm and Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim Kowal
Copics Used: E00,E01,E0000,E35,E33,E11, Gog, R29,RV21, RV10,RV000 and C5

Monday, October 18, 2010

Loves Me, Loves Me Not


Good Morning!!

Did you ever play that game...Loves me, love me not...with a daisy? Oh how that brings back memories.My nieces now play it. My Mom has a patch of daisies designated for just that. :) Anyway, this Tilda reminds me of that. Not so sure I like the way this one came out. The colors really don't coordinate. I should have used blue embellishments or green. I colored my Tilda in using Copic Markers. Started with a layer of Lovely Lilac by Stampin Up, then a DP layer (not sure who that is by). I then took a doily and placed that down and cut out my image in nesties oval and placed that down. I added a Flourish from Sizzix, a flower from Prima, and some brads from my stash. I also pierced all around the edge of the DP.
I took my laundry to my Mom's house yesterday. My kids spent the day together which was nice, they actually got along, very surprising. Today Mom and I are going to stamp at her house. Should be fun. I always have a good time at Mom's house. She was the one that got me started stamping, thanks Mom!! I went to a Stampin Up party and was hooked. Shortly after that I became a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I did that for five years and just recently got out of it. I found that I was working with a lot of "other" stamp companies and not ordering as much with Stampin Up so I dropped it. My friend is a demonstrator though so I order from her. She may be getting out of it too so I will have to find a new demo in my area. Ahh well! Do any of you "work" for any of the stamp companies? Would love to hear which ones and what you think of them. Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!

Happy Stamping,
Kim

Copics Used: E00, E01, E0000, E35, E 33, E11
Y17, B95, B93, Y06, Y03, R29, R27
C5, C1 and prismas, gamisol and blending
stump for shading

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Apple Tilda Easel


Good Morning!!

Had an awesome day yesterday! Went out to lunch with one of my best friends and then we went back to her house. She lives with her Mom at the present time and her Mom just so happens to be the same person I take Stampin Up classes from. :) Her Mom and my Mom are friends and that is how we became friends. We went back to her house to stamp/scrap after lunch. She doesn't stamp but boy can she scrap. We had fun!!
I made my card while there yesterday so didn't have a ton of things with me to embellish with. This is what I came up with. What do you think?? I kinda like it. I really like the easel cards, now to figure out how to make larger ones. Anyone have the dimensions and scores for 6X6 size? For this card I started with a Ruby Red base from Stampin Up. The next layer is DP from Magnolia. I then popped up Tilda on the card, added some lace ribbon, some flowers and some pearls. On the bottom, the sentiment is from Stampin Up.
Going to visit my Mom and my son. My son lives with my Mom and he has the day off work today. He set aside the day to spend with us, particularly his sister. I was pretty surprised but happy all the same.
Hope you have a very Blessed Sunday!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!

Happy Stamping,
Kim

Copis Used:
E01,E00, E0000, E 11, E57,E33, E35,
R59, r37, R 35,R32,G05,RV10, RV95

Saturday, October 16, 2010

My First Easel Card


Good Morning!!
I finally took the plunge and made an easel card. I was more concerned with the construction of it, I think, than decorating. This is what I came up with. I can see me making a lot more of these, they are fun. This card was very simple. I started with a Stampin Up Crumb Cake base, added a layer of Cajun Craze, then a layer of DP by Cloud Nine. I then took a piece of Crumb Cake and embossed "Trick or Treat" in black. I sponged some Certainly Celery around it and added some buttons from SU and added it to the card. I also added a ribbon from Joann's. For the inside and bottom I just placed a piece of White cardstock down and then a piece of the same DP I used up top, a piece of Crumb cake that I embossed "Happy Halloween" on. Very simple, I know but like I said I was more concerned with making the card. I do like how it turned out though.
I'm having a girl's day out today. It's been a while since I have done that with my friend. We are going out to lunch and then going back to her house to scrap/stamp. She doesn't do stamping and cards and such but does make really beautiful scrapbooks. So, she will scrap and I will stamp. :) My Mom, Hi Mom!!, and her friend will be there too. Nice to throw ideas around and such. I'm really looking forward to it. Hope you all have a great Saturday!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, and Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Friday, October 15, 2010

Get Well Wishes for Grandma


Good Morning!! I made this card special for my Grandma who just had surgery yesterday. She treasures each and everyone of the cards I send her and has some of them displayed where she can see them every day. AWWW!!! I love my Grandma!!
This was a pretty straightforward card. I stamped the image on Neenah Solar White paper, cut out Tilda and popped her up on the stump made by CC designs. The DP is from Basic Grey, I picked it up at my local scrapping store. The flourish is a Sizzix Corner Die and the flower on the upper left is by Prima. The other embellishments are from my stash. The base card and the paper for the flourish is by Stampin Up. The card measures 5 1/2 X 5 1/2.
Busy day in store today. Two appointments for my daughter. Just routine visits. I hope the weather is a bit nicer and that it is not so damp and dreary. I like the crisp fall air but could do without the dampness and dreary days, bring on the sun!! Here in Western New York it is typical to have the damp dreary fall though and then the temps plummet and we get the dirty four letter word.....SNOW!! Maybe it will be a mild winter. One can hope.
Have a great Day!! TGIF!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, and Keep Smiling!
Happy Stamping
Kim
Copics Used:
Face: E00, E000, E01, Prisma 943,924
Hair and stump: E35,33,11
Mushrooms: YR07,02
Grass: G94,G05
Wings: Yoo, silver stickles
Dress: B95, B93, B12, B00, R59, R49, R37,G21,Y17

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Class Card


Good Evening!!
I'm sorry this is so late but I have a good excuse. My Grandmother had surgery this morning and I went to be with her. She is 83 years old and had knee surgery. I don't get to see her as much as I would like to. She's doing fine. She's one tough cookie.
My card is one I made yesterday at my Stampin Up class. All supplies are Stampin Up. We started with a Very Vanilla base then added a Soft Suede layer. Then on Whisper white we went crazy, lol. Seriously though, there was a method to the madness. To start we took an acrylic stamp and using a light yellow ink we sponged that on the stamp directly. Next we took a green ink and sponged that on in spots on the same stamp. Then we took a orange color and did the same thing. Then we stamped on the paper. We got a nice Tri-color effect. We did that a few times until we were happy with what we had. We also stamped a background stamp and a stamp that looked like water drops. Then we took saran wrap and inked it up, stamped off on scrap paper and then dabbed on the cardstock all over. We did this with all the colors and it gave it a nice fall background. We then added the ribbon and popped up two leaves for added effect. Does this make sense at all? How do you like it?
Another damp and dreary day here, my arthritis is flaring up in a big way. I went to the doctor for it and they gave me some injections to help. They told me to move to a better climate, ACK!!!! Guess I'm stuck with this. As long as I can keep stamping!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Very Early Morning


Good Morning!!
It was a VERY early morning for me. I was up at 3 am and could not go back to bed, ugh!!! So what's a girl to do...STAMP!!! Very relaxing and no one else around to disturb you either. I like that. On to my card. I stamped the Swinging Tilda and cut her out and popped her up on a SugarPlums (CC Designs) Swing. I colored her in with Copics, I'll list those below. Added some lace ribbon from my stash and small flowers from Prima, big flower and pearls from my stash. I emailed Barb H. (HI Barb!!) and she was so helpful to this new Maggie stamper. She helped me with sizes and such and that made a huge difference for me. Thank you Barb!!
Today, I get to go to a Stampin Up class and then I will stay and stamp after the class. The instructor for the class is a good friend of my Mom's (HI Mom!!) and mine so we usually stay after the class and stamp the rest of the day. We place a SU order with her at the class, I still don't know what I'm going to order. So much I want, so little money. HA!!
Hope you all have a great day!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm or Cool, Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim
Copic Colors:
Face, Hands and Legs: E000, E00, E01, Prisma 943 and 924
Dress and socks: RV000, RV02, RV06, RV10, and C1
Wings: Y00
Hair: E35, E33,E11

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tulip Tilda


Good Morning!!
Don't you just love when a card comes together the way you like it...that's this card! I only did a card front not a full card. The front is 6X6 and I may start a scrap book of sorts with my Maggie's and it will be 6X6. This will be the first one. For my front I used Tulip Tilda and Field Fence by Swiss Pixies a CC Designs. The First layer is Stampin Up Bermuda Bay, next layer is SU DP called Sarah, then the images which were colored in with Copic Markers (I will start keeping track of them for you), the fence was popped up with dimensionals, I added another strip of the same DP (it came in a pack) to the top and added a ribbon, some pearls and a Prima flower. To really give it some bling I added a Prima swirl. Really like how this turned out. What do you think?
Back to school for my daughter today. She has been out sick and then had the long weekend. She is ready. She gets bored very easily and has had nothing to do. She will have tons of homework to makeup for a while so she won't be bored for a bit.
Still very sore all over my body, I called my arthritis doc and they prescribed a medicine for me to try. They call it a flare up. I have another name for it but we won't go there, lol.
You are not going to believe what I found yesterday cleaning my stamp area. MORE TILDA'S!! YAY!! I couldn't believe it, I thought I had more somewhere and I did. I was so happy. I really need to get through all my stuff I guess, no telling what I might find!! Hope you all have a great Tuesday!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm or Cool, Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Owl



Good Morning!!

It is very early mornig for me, I couldn't sleep, so here I am. I love this new Owl Punch from Stampin Up! Looks a little washed out here in the picture but it really doesn't in real life. The punch is in the new Idea Book and Catalog put out by SU. I also used the Two Step Bird Punch for the branch, a circle punch for the moon, and a square punch and scalloped square punch for the sentiment. The background DP is from Cloud 9 Specialty Mat Pack, the Close to Cocoa base is from Stampin Up and the ribbon is from Joann's. A very easy card but I like how it turned out, don't you?

Wow!!Have you seen this???? Bec from Bizzy Bec's has some awesome Candy on offer until the 10th November!!!!! Why?? Bec has a brand spankin' new blog that's why!! hahaha check it out click HERE its very COOL!!!!!

Today is Columbus Day here in the USA and Thanksgiving for our neighbors to the North. I hope you all enjoy your holiday. Lots of specials and sales at the malls and craft stores. Anyone going shopping?? I am not, I did some damage last week at Joann's and AC Moore's so I am done for a bit. Had some great coupons and got some great deals. I want to get some more Copics now and Maggies of course. Have to wait till the beginning of the month. Oh, I can hardly wait!

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm, Keep Smiling!!


Happy Stamping,

Kim

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Finally an Edwin


Good Morning!!


I finally have an Edwin to share with you. I think I own two plus the Bride and Groom. So here is Baseball Cap Edwin. Isn't he cute? Love his little angel wings. It's a very simple card. I have a hard time with male cards, so I just kept it simple. I started with a Ballet Blue Card from Stampin Up, then added a Real Red layer from SU and then a DP from SU and then I cut the image using Nestibilities. I colored the image using Copic Markers, I then added some twine and metallic spots and some stickles to the wings. What do you think?
I'm feeling a little bit better this morning. Still not 100% but I'm getting there. At least my joints don't ache as terribly as they did yesterday. I need a good massage. :)
Hope to get some stamping in today. Have laundry to do and can stamp in between loads. We live in a third floor apartment so doing laundry is no fun, have to go down four flights of stairs and back up again. It gets old really quick. Stamping helps to relax me. It helps the laundry go by faster too. Hope you all have a very Blessed Sunday!! Keep Safe, Keep Warm or Cool, and Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Better Late than Never




Good Evening!!
Well, I'm a little late posting today but at least I finally got it done. I have been struggling with a bad headache and my joints ache terribly. Ah well!!
On to the card. This is a Stampin Up set that I have used called Just Believe. I really love this stamp set. The card really sparkles in real life. I first stamped my image in Perfect Plum ink and then stamped it again in VersaMagic and embossed it in Dazzling Diamonds. Very sparkly!! Added some Certainly Celery around the edges and a sparkle brad and some ribbon fom my stash and that's it. The inside of my card is above and I cut out the sentiment using Nestibilites and added some sparkly brads from my stash.
Have lots to do for my Magnolia group, Hi ladies!!, but I love it. Lots of images to stamp and send out and other goodies too. Hope you all have been haviing a wonderful day. Keep safe, keep warm or cool, keep smiling.
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Friday, October 8, 2010

Take Flight


Good Morning!!
Rene has contacted me with her address so I am sending her a package of goodies. Enjoy Rene!!
Today's card was a card I submitted for a swap over at splitcoaststampers. It was for the use of the Big Shot. I used the Top Note Die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die. The stamp is from my LSS, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff (love that place) and is from Great impressions. I stamped it in Pear Pizzaz ink by Stampin Up,added a strip of DP and the base is SU paper, I believe it is Lovely Lilac. I really like how this turned out. What do you think?
I have an ornament stamp from Magnolia. Does anyone know the number and the name of it? This is a large image, one the figures would sit on. I can't find it anywhere. Found it at my local stamp store and have not seen it since. It's really cute!
My allergies are really kicking my behind. I have them worse than I ever have had them before. I think I may be catching the flu from my daughter too, UGH!! I don't need that, that's for sure.
It's Friday!! Hope you all have an awesome day!! Keep safe, Keep cool or warm, Keep smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Greeting Card Kids--Halloween and a Winner!!


Good Morning!!
I just received an order from Stampin Up and boy did I get some nice stuff!! Here is one of the images from one of the sets called Greeting Card Kids. They are adorable and come with an image for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's and looks like Back to School. Very Cute!! I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamisol. The base paper is Stampin Up, the DP is from a stack I got at Joann's and is just awesome, Ribbon is also from Joann's, and I colored two white dew drops black and added those. The green around the image is VersaMagic. Really like how this turned out.
I want to thank all of you for your comments, I read each of them and they mean so much to me. Yesterday there was a little blog candy for commenting here. We have a winner!!! Rene!! I have emailed her for her address and will wait one week. If I don't hear from her I will pick another winner.
My daughter is sick with the flu so I am going to miss my Dentist appointment today, AWWW. Can you tell I am so upset?? :) I have to take her into the doctor this morning. Did not get much stamping done yesterday but did get to visit with Mom, Hi Mom!, so that was nice. Maybe today I can get to some creativity. Wishing you all a Happy Thursday!! Keep Safe, Keep warm or cool, Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Very Simple Card and Some Blog Candy


Good Morning!!
I have a very simple card to share with you today. Sometimes the simple ones can be just as nice, dont you agree? I like how this one turned out. I used Apple Tilda. I colored her in with Copic Markers. Cut her out with Nestibilities and matted her on another nestie, did some freehand piercing around the image, popped her up and added some scrap DP and some gems. How do you like it? I really have to get moving on my Christmas cards and gifts. What normally ends up happening is I wait till the last minute and then I am really scrambling to get them done and out. I don't like that at all. I have about 100 cards to make and it's not fun scrambling to make those. I have pen pals that I write to each month and I send out cards to them too. At last count I had about 40 pen pals. I really enjoy writing to them. Some have not written in some time so I really should go through my list. The gifts I am making for my family are really turning out to be very nice. Unfortunately, I can't show them to you till after the holidays because my Mom reads my blog and it would spoil the surprise for her. (no peeking for you Mom !) After the holidays I will grab Mom's and take pics and post them. Yesterday I did manage to get my crafting area cleaned, YAY!! Today I get to play. It will be so nice to be able to create without all that mess and mostly everything in it's place. Today is a week now since I started blogging!! To celebrate this I am offering some blog Candy. Nothing too fancy but a little something to say thank you to those that visit my blog. I will send out some images, ribbon, brads, buttons, pieces of DP and Cardstock. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog today. I will pick a random winner at the end of today. Good Luck!! Hope you all have an awesome day! Stay safe, Stay warm or cool, Stay smiling!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another Tilda


Good Morning!!
I'm pretty proud of myself. I have kept up with my blog each day so far, that is a huge accomplishment. Today I have Leaning Tilda with Overalls and Haystack. I think they go well together. I used Copics to color the images, DP by Colorblok, Ribbon from my stash, flowers by Prima, and cardstock by Stampin Up.
I am going to do some stamping and reorganizing of my stamps today. It's a mess I tell you. Gets hard to find exactly what you're looking for. So I need to spend some time doing that today too. I have a bunch of cards to make so I need to get cracking. Just need the time to do it and today will be the day.
Hope you all have a great Tuesday!! Stay Safe, Stay Cool or Warm, Keep Smiling!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall is Here



Good Morning!!

Happy Monday! Hope you all have a good start to the week. It is definitely fall here in WNY. I actually had to turn the heat on, ugh!! It's getting to be a bit chilly and damp. The Tilda with Leaves is the perfect fall image. I just love it. I used copic markers to color her, the green background around Tilda is some Tea Leaves VersaMagic sponged around, DP is Stampin Up as well as the base card. The sentiment is from Magnolia, the rose is from Prima and the ribbon is from my stash. I like how she turned out but I'm still practicing. I belong to a group of ladies that do nothing but Magnolia stamping, Hi Ladies!!, I am thrilled to be part of this group. It has really challenged me creatively. I have joined a few groups within the group and will be swapping cards with some of these talented ladies. I can hardly wait! I have been visiting their blogs and have gotten much inspiration from them not to mention the tips. I'm still learning and practicing but having fun doing it! I'm off to get some cleaning and such started today. I'm hoping for some stamping time too. I don't like to be rushed to make a card. Have a great Monday! Keep Safe, Keep warm or cool, Stay Smiling!!

Happy Stamping,

Kim

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Visit the Web


Good Morning!!
I do own more than just Maggie's!! Here is a Halloween card I made using some Penny Black images. The stamps in the set are so cute. This came together pretty quickly. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Punched them with a Stampin' Up! square punch and layered it on another square punch. The DP is from a stack by Cloud 9 Design and is so very awesome! The stack that I purchased is a photo mat stack and it is glitter paper too, very heavy and some really nice designs for Halloween, Fall, and Christmas. My stamping day with my Mom, Hi Mom!!, and friends was fantastic. Didn't get nearly as many cards done as I would have liked but I am finding my cards are taking much longer to make these days. I did get a few made up though so I was pretty happy. It's another rainy, cold day here in Western New York. The leaves are really turning colors and beginning to fall. Hope you all have a very Blessed Sunday!!
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Beginnings


Good Morning!!
Happy Saturday! Today I have Bride and Groom to share with you. Hope you enjoy it! I used Stampin' Up! paper as the base and then a misc. DP, a flower from Primas, stamp from SU and lace from my stash. I Colored the image in with Copic Markers. Enjoy!
Today I am going with my Mom, Hi Mom!!, to a friends house to stamp and create for the day. I am so excited! Doesn't take much to excite me, lol. Have not had a day of stamping with friends in a VERY long time. It's overdo.
Another crisp fall day here. The temps are slowly getting colder. Hope the rain subsides for those of you getting all that heavy rain. I'm off to do some laundry and such.
Happy Stamping,
Kim

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Halloween Card


Good Morning!!
I have a Halloween card to share with you today. I'm not really sure I like it but I guess we don't like all the cards we make, right?? I am not so sure about the flower and I feel like it could have had more to it. What do you think? The weather is crisp and cool here, I am loving it. It's not too cold yet. Living in Western New York it can get pretty cold and we get the snow, it's coming. I don't particularly like the snow but I'm stuck with it. WNY is really not a good place to live if you don't like snow. I'm going stamping with some friends this weekend, I can hardly wait! Hopefully I will get some cards done that I can show you. I have a bunch of images colored but not made into cards. Hope to do something with them. Hope you all have a Fantastic Friday!!
Happy Stamping!!
Kim