Monday, April 24, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy April Release

The background was created using Distress Oxide inks and a stencil. The bouquet was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I used the new Distress Oxide inks (I love them!) to add color to the background and then stamped the waves in the same Broken China ink. The boats and anchor were stamped on piece of cardstock, colored, cut out, and attached with gel medium.

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a few of the new Sweet 'n Sassy stamp sets that were released this month. Four new sets were released this month, ranging in price from $11.95-19.95. My card and Bible pages feature the first three sets listed below. I'm also sharing the fourth new set, which is the last in my list. Head over to the Sweet 'n Sassy store to fill up your cart with new releases! Woot! Woot!
                                                                  Master of the Sea - $19.95




Fly High - $15.95




Saturday, April 22, 2017

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner



We have a winner for the Wendy Vecchi Mat Mini collection...Angela, please contact me at ksdm@comcast.net to provide me with your shipping address. Congratulations!

Blogger Angela's Originals said...
Awesome tag Kim! I love the bricks!
April 16, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Wendy Vecchi Inspired Creativity Tag

Hello crafty friends! I'm back with a brand new project, featuring products from Wendy Vecchi. Let's call this a "Wendy Vecchi Wednesday" post that's a few days late.

I've been a busy bee these past few weeks, filming a new class for Big Picture Classes, which should be announced in mid-May. I love filming the classes, but it's a lengthy project that dominates my free time and studio space for close to a month. The process is long, but enjoyable. And it's such a relief when the final video has been edited and uploaded for proofing. Stay tuned for more details on the exact class dates.

In other news...I've accepted a full-time job! WHAT!? I know...I've been an independent consultant for almost 16 years and while I'll continue in the short term as a self-employed person, I am now going to be only working for one company. The good news is that I'm going to be able to continue working from home. That is huge and one of the reasons I couldn't say no to the offer. (I'll still get to craft on my lunch breaks! LOL!)

In even more exciting news...I've joined the Joggles Design Team! It's just a six month term, but I'm thrilled to be working with a store. It kind of makes me feel like I'm working at a store again...sigh...I sure do miss working at a craft store. The pay isn't great, but it is the best job in the entire world! And I wish there were still independent craft stores in our area, but if you don't have a store near you, definitely check out the Joggles store. It's filled with all kind of amazing mixed media and vintage pieces, along with all of the regular products you'd expect to find in a craft store. Stay tuned for more news on my Joggles projects...

OK, on to today's project! It's a tag that features a fun water color technique using a Mini Misti and Distress Inks. And...I'm doing a giveaway of some of Wendy's Mat Minis! Just leave a comment to be entered into the drawing. The winner will be announced next week, 4/22. Leave your email in the comments if you'd prefer to be notified via email.

No more chatting...let's get to the video! Happy Crafting!






Monday, April 3, 2017

Be Creative


Hi all! I'm hanging with The Crafters Workshop gang today, sharing this jumbo sized butterfly (really it's a moth) card on their blog. Head on over for all of the details!

The video for this project is below. Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Capture Love

I'm hanging out at The Crafters Workshop blog today, sharing the details of these piece I created using a discarded piece of cardboard, a brand new TCW stencil, and black modeling paste.

Head on over to The Crafters Workshop blog for step-by-step photos and instructions.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy March Release



Sweet 'n Sassy's March Release is here! This month there is one new floral set, Peaceful Peonies, a new Creative Worship Set, The Good News, and one new alphabet set, Skinny Caps. (You can see all three of the full sets, with links to purchase, below).

My first card features the beautiful Peaceful Peonies stamp set, which I stamped twice on water color paper using Archival Ink. I colored both flowers with Zig Clear Color Water Brush Markers, and added a thin strip of gold embossed paper to the right edge. I only needed to add the stamped sentiment to finish the card.

My second card was created using The Good News stamp set. I created the backgrounds using the new Distress Oxide inks (love them!), creating a sky and hill. The sun and crosses were stamped with black Archival Ink. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold, but the gold ended up fading in to the background so I went over the embossed area with a black paint pen. I like that the letters now look as if there is a gold edge around them. Maybe I figured out a new technique... My tiny scene was mounted on text paper and then attached to an embossed kraft card base. 

Head over to the Sweet 'n Sassy web site to check out all of the details on the newest releases from February and March!

Happy Crafting!

Peaceful Peonies

Good News


Skinny Caps Alpha

Five video lessons..five step-by-step projects demonstrated and completed.
Projects include art journal layouts, tags, and cards.
Only $9.95/month to join with access to hundreds of art classes!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Let Your Light Shine Canvas

I'm sharing a fun project over on the Crafters Workshop blog today. Head on over to check out all of the details!

You can also video my technique video here:

Monday, March 6, 2017

Don't Give Up

I'm back! Egads...I have so many design projects and videos due that I am running behind on posting my Sweet 'n Sassy cards. This is a card I created with a few of the new February release stamp sets, Words of Action and Pretty Potted Florals.

To create the background I first used Pan Pastels to lay down a layer of color on a piece of die cut cardstock. I then arranged all of the sentiments on the card front and used the Misti to pick up all of the sentiments at once. (This is just one reason why you need a Misti!) Using the Misti, I was able to stamp all of the words all at once with VersaMark ink. I removed the cardstock from the Misti and again used the Pan Pastels to gently rub over the entire piece. The VersaMark grabs on to the Pan Pastels and makes the words darker. Once you're satisfied with the color, be sure to set the Pastels with a fixative. (Hair spray works great!)

I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the flower and butterflies and then attached with foam tape. The sentiment was embossed in white on black cardstock. My circle was die cut and dry embossed to add a little design.

I hope you enjoyed today's card! Stay tuned for the March release...coming soon!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stenciled Card Featuring The Crafters Workshop

Hello friends! I have a new project posted on The Crafters Workshop blog today. Head on over and check out all of the details. Link to crafty video and supplies is below! Happy Crafting!


Supplies:
-Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste - http://store.thecraftersworkshop.com/...
-Silver Heavy Body Paint - http://store.thecraftersworkshop.com/...
-Endless Swirls Stencil (TCW710) - http://store.thecraftersworkshop.com/...
-Tim Holtz Dies
-Bird Branch - https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/produc...
-Trellis - https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/produc...
-Archival Inks - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/catego...
-Blending Tools - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Ranger...
-Wendy Vecchi All Cracked Up Background Stamp - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Wendy_...
-Wendy Vecchi Large Collage Background Stamp - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Stampe...
-Wendy Vecchi Birds for Art - https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/produc...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy Release - Floral Greetings


Hello crafty friends and welcome to this week's Sweet 'n Sassy release! This week I'm showing off the beautiful new stamp set, Floral Greetings. This set includes two gorgeous flower images, each show on my cards above, two butterflies, and seven greetings. The flowers can work for any type of card, birthday, wedding, thinking of you, and more!

Both of my cards were created using Zig Clear Color Real Brush markers. Each image was embossed prior to watercoloring, which helps to keep the color contained within the petals, making for easy shading. The complete stamp set can be seen below, and I also created a very quick video demonstrating my process for creating the cards.


Happy Crafting!

Supplies:
-Floral Greetings - http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/flor...
-Zig Real Brush Markers - http://tinyurl.com/gwapoue
-Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder (Tree Branch) - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Ranger...
-Ranger White Embossing Powder - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Ranger...
-Ranger Watercolor Cardstock - http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Tim_Ho...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wendy Vecchi Wednesday - Mini Album Featuring Mat Minis and Alcohol Ink Technique

Hello friends and welcome to another Wendy Vecchi Wednesday! WVW (Can I create an acronym? It's clear I've been in high tech for too long...the place where everything is turned into an acronym. *giggle*) is a special post where I create a project using Wendy's fabulous products. 

This week's creation is a tiny album, measuring only 2.5" x 2.5" in size. I've got a thing for working in miniature lately. Maybe because I'm running out of space in my studio and I can't fit anything too large...LOL! Whatever the case, I had a great time making this tiny piece that features a bunch of Wendy's Mat Minis and a background technique using Wendy's Archival Inks.



I created a video of the creation of this piece and I hope you enjoy! Happy Crafting!

Finished size:
-Covers - 2.5" x 2.5"
-Inside page - 2 1/8" x 8 1/2" (scored every 2 1/8")

Supplies:
-Mat Minis (Wait until you see the new ones!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Family Mini Album



Hi all! Just a quick post to let you know that I had a project posted on The Crafters Workshop blog yesterday. You can find the post, with all of the photos, here. My video, outlining the creation of the album, is below. Happy Crafting!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy Release Day - Pretty Potted Florals

It's my favorite time of the month again..release week with Sweet 'n Sassy! This month, SNSS is releasing a wide variety of beautiful stamp sets, including a few floral sets, Creative Worship sets, and a new sentiment set. I'm in love with the new flower sets...they are so pretty! I'm looking forward to creating more projects featuring the new sets.

Today I'm sharing a project showcasing one image from the Pretty Potted Florals set and a custom sentiment created using a special set that will be released next month. Sneaky peek!

I created my card by first using embossing paste and a stencil to create the white on white background design. My potted flower was stamped on cardstock, colored with Zig Brush Markers, fussy cut, and attached to my text panel. The Hello was also stamped on cardstock and cut to fit the middle panel. I added a tiny yellow banner to hid the edge of the sentiment paper and tie in with the yellow in the flower. Quick card that would be super easy to mass produce. You can view the complete Sweet 'n Sassy stamp sets below along with links for where to purchase the supplies I used to create my card.


Happy Crafting!

Don't forget...
  • I still have some mystery boxes left for sale. Over $100 of products for only $39.99 + shipping. See full details here.
  • My Big Picture Class on stenciling is still available and membership only costs $9.95/month! See this link for more information.
Supplies:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Love Wins

Happy Tuesday! I'm sharing a post on The Crafters Workshop blog today. Head on over to check out the details. I created a video for this project as well...see the video link below. Happy Crafting!