Monday, September 30, 2013

Challenge #180 Fall is in the Air

HI! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Still hot here, can't wait for fall weather to arrive.  I love the fall, cooler temperatures, football, changing leaves, and my three favorite Holidays.  You guessed it Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  All are great for scrapbooking,  as well as home decor, decorations and cards.  But most of all family photo ops.

Speaking of fallin' leaves. It will soon be time to be raking them into big piles. Here is my CAS card of changing leaves.

I used Create-A-Critter to cut the leaves and the wagon.  The wagon is cut at 1.00 and the leaves at varoius sizes from 1.00 to 1.50.  The twine is Cappicino from the Twinery and the button and flower are from my stash.  I inked all the edges with vintage photo (Tim Holtz) and used my bone folder to score the veins in the leaves.  Some of the leaves are glued directly to the base and some are on pop dots. I rolled up some the edges of the leaves for more dimension.  For the sentiment I free hand wrote it with an orange Sharpie.
I used kraft for my A2 size card.

Hope you join us this week for our "Fall is in the Air" challenge at FCCB.  Use fall colors browns, reds, oranges and yellows.  

Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, September 23, 2013


Hope everyone is having fun crafting. The challenge this week is to feature a cut using something that gets you from one place to another.  I chose a sailing ship. Of course they don't look like this one anymore, but it was kinda historic or nostalgic. I liked the thought of just sailing away across the ocean to forgein lands.  Any way here is my card.

I cut my ship from Paper Dolls Dress Up Cricut cartridge using the pirate page accessories.  I cut it at 3" in yellow, white and the base color brown. The sails are paper pieced as well as the yellow portholes. I then used my gel pens for accent strips and the flags. I used scrap pieces of paper for this. After organizing them I found it easier to find the colors I needed and didn't have to start my project with a new sheet of cardstock.  I discovered I had alot of scrap pieces that where big enough to cut small pieces.

I used kraft for the card and embossed the backgroung with a Darice folder I bought at Hobby Lobby using my 40% off coupon.  The sentiment is stamped in Vintage Photo from TCP studio stamp set, you guessed it, a bargin at $1.99 from Tuesday Morning. I think I need to call this card a bargin since I used so many inexpensive items to create it. I also made my own crinkle ribbon. Maybe I should change my blog to the "Frugal Scrapper".  How do you scrap on a bugdet these days with the economy like it is. Send me some tips if you have any.

Hope you join the challenge this week at FCCB. Link your going places project and show us how you get from place to place.

BYE, BYE, for Now

Monday, September 16, 2013


Hope everyone had fun with the vinyl challenge last week.  This weeks challenge is to use a Cricut cut letter or number on your project. I decided to use my Crikit Gel Pens to make a set of monogrammed note cards.  I also made a cute gift bag to give them in.

I used Storybook cartridge for the "H" and the frame. The bag was cut from Baby Steps  fit to page. I lucked up on this cut while searching  the booklet for another project.  I kept it in the back of mind for furture projects and when I started planning this challenge it just popped into my head. It made a gift bag just the right size for A2 size cards.  I made four monogrammed cards using a packaged set of eight cards and envelopes. The paper I used was DCWV Magnolia Way.  Lovely papers, I hated to cut it up (a.k.a. paper hoarder) but I love the results. For the punched borders I used a Martha Stewart edge punch. I made three sets, one for my mother and one for each of my two sisters-in-law.

Here is another picture showing a detail of the monogram and the cut out in the bag. If you have a Gypsy and don't want the opening you can remove it and make a solid front. I like the way the monogram peeks through the opening.

Hope this project inspires you to join our challenge this week at FCCB. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Most of all have fun.

BYE, BYE, for Now

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Another Challenge Simon Says Stamp

This is short post just wanted to share a Halloween card for the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. They want your project to have embossing dry or heat. I embossed my card using the Cuttlebug and folder Skulls and Scrolls.

I made this card clean and simple (CAS). It was quick and easy. Used black and orange card stock. Embossed and inked the orange. I used MCT "Treats for my Sweet" stamp set for my sentiment stamped in Black Soot / Tim Holtz.  Black sheer ribbon and a bling button from Liz's Paper Loft tied with orange and white twine from theTwinery. The skull is an embellishment from Jolee's Boutique.

This card would be very easy to mass produce if you have alot of card to send out. Hope you enjoyed. See you back here tomarrow.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Shabby Tea Room Challenge #183 "Time Flies" and Photo Inspiration.

I have been crafting a lot today. Finished several projects and thought I would enter a few challenges. Here is the card I made for Shabby Tea Room.

I made this manly card using Graphic 45 Well Groomed Man papers and a watch from Jolee's Boutique.
I used Black Glossy Accents and several brads. I tried to make the chain look like a watch fob. I like the way it looks. I used pop dots and foam tape to give the layers different height. Here is the photo inspiration for the challenge.

 Come and play along. If you like shabby this is a perfect place to share your projects.

Bye, Bye for Now 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Challenge #177 Vinyl EDU Cricut Crawl

Welcome to Kim's Kreations and the FCCB Vinyl EDU Cricut Crawl - Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!!
This week we are challenging you to create a project using vinyl you have cut using your Cricut. We have a fabulous sponsor, Cricket Vinyl Supplies. If we get 100 participants in this challenge, Cricket Vinyl Supplies will give away a Cricut Expression package that includes a Cricut Expression machine, deep cut blade, Jasmine Cricut cartridge, ten 12” x 12” assorted sheets of matte vinyl and one 12” x 12” gridded transfer tape. How exciting is that??
If you've come from Catarina's at , you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to see all the fabulous Design Team creations head on over to Fantabulous Cricut HERE  to start at the beginning.
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog!  There will be Blog Candy along the way at ALL our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a project using vinyl at FCCB!
For my project I made a home decor project. I used a picture frame that holds 9 photos.  My theme is Halloween, one of my favorite crafting holidays. Here is the entire project

I placed patterned paper inside each frame and then cut related vinyl to go on the outside glass.  This gave a lot of dimension. I will add a detailed photo of each frame below.  As you will see some of the cuts were very detailed but thye cut cleanly.  One important hint make sure you use the transfer sheet, it makes the layering and positioning a lot easier. I have to admit I tried skipping this step and it didn't work as well.
Here are the other frames.
I used Happy Hauntings cartridge as well as Halloween stacks from DCVW.

I really like the way this turned out. The vinyl made it unique and I like the shiny quality against the matte of the papers.  

Now onto BLOG CANDY.  I am giving away the following items.

Included is 6x6 paper pad by Amy Tangerine "Yes, Please". A date stamp by Amy Tangerine that also has sayings that coordiante with the paper. I threw in a package of bling and 3 spools of ribbon by American Crafts. I bet your wondering what you need to do to win this Blog candy. It's quite simple
1) Leave a comment on my blog
2) Become a follower
The winner will be chosen by random from the comments list.  The contest ends when the collection closes on Sunday 9/15/2013 and the winner will be announced on Monday 9/16/2013.

Good Luck and don't forget to link up your vinyl project at FCCB.  Looking forward to seeing all the great projects. 
Your next stop is EMILY at  Make sure to visit all the stops along the way and when you get done, make sure you link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post!!
Happy Crawling!! Kim
Here is the line up in case you get lost :
Kim (You are here)
Emily (Next stop)

Monday, September 2, 2013


Hi! everyone, missed the challenge last week because of a family emergency. Everything is OK now and I am back to my routine.  Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, but you can make it through it.  Now for my card this week.

I know Christmas right? It will be here before you know it and it never hurts to get a head start.  I used Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge for the ribbon banner and the angel playing her trumpet. I used a 6x6 paper pad by Dear Lizzie, Lucky Charm, for the cut outs and the background music sheet. Bought several 6x6 pads and some great Christmas paper at Tuesday Mornings. It inspired me to make Christmas cards. 
The base is an ivory cardstock stamped with a script stamp. I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo to ink the edges. The "Joy" sticker is from my Christmas stash.  No packaging so I don't know the company, but I loved the glittering and gold accents.

That's my card for this week hope it inspires you to create a project for this weeks challenge at FCCB.

Don't forget we are having a Cricut Crawl and Vinyl University 9/9/2013. The Design Team will be showcasing projects made using vinyl from our sponsor, Cricket Vinyl  Our sponsors will also be giving one lucky winner a Cricut Expression if we have 100 partcipants, so link up your project for a chance to win this awesome prize.

For an added bonus each Design Team member will be offering blog candy!!!!

See you next week,