Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lucky Little Lawn Fawn

This week, I am using the Lawn Fawn My Lucky Charm stamp & die set! I immediately fell in love with the cute little kitty! I had a Lawn Fawn bag die on hand.. so I got to cutting out the bag in some cute polka dot paper... I then colored the kitty, horseshoe and 4 clovers! I used the die set and they cute perfectly! I also cut out 2 scalloped circles in 2 different sizes.. I used some pop squares to add some dimensions to the clovers and horseshoe and even the little kitty! I stamped the sentiment that came with the set to the bottom of the bag and added some wink of Stella, glitter gel pens and enamel dots to really make it sparkle! I really love this bag and think it'd be a cute way to deliver someone a few Irish Potatoes this St. Patty's day! What do you think? <3

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lovely Sweetheart Mimi

Still got Love on the brain...
So this week I went with a sweet little Gable box that I cut on the Cricut with the Tags & bags 2 cartridge! Such a cute little box for sweets for your Sweetie....
For the side panels I used valentine's themed project life cards and cut them to fit with the exception of the front of the box... The front is a stamped image from Penny Black Mimi's Many Loves... I colored her in with Copics and SN illustrators... Embellished with some cute little heart gems!

This side of the box was created with a project life cards and I used the bottom of 2 die cuts create with Lala Land Hanging Heart Dies... I just cut the bow off so they looked like they were hanging from the boxed word Love... The last 2 sides were created by cutting down 2 project life cards! Here they are!

This card reminded me of I Love Lucy.... 
This was a really fun box to make... Can't wait to make another one! Thanks for joining us and viewing my project! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Special Friends

Good morning Fireflies! Along with the warmer weather we are having we are getting lots of rain. So what better way to spend a rainy day than playing in my craftroom with new goodies! 

I wanted to share my design team card.  This month I got to play with a set from Penny Black called Mimi's Love.  Here is what I created today
I just adore this set Mimi's Love!! 
I started with a SU Lucky Limeade card base and then added a layer of burlap. For the next layer I took a piece of Basic Black and heat embossed the sentiment (from the Mimi's Love) in white on the upper right and attached this piece to the burlap layer.  Next I created three layers of landscape, using the Poppystamps stitched landscape dies, and inked sponged them with SU Lucky Limeade and Old Olive inks, layered them together and added to the bottom of the black layer cardstock. Now I stamped the Tree Ring (Concord and 9th) onto watercolor paper with StaZon black ink and colored in with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  Once that dried I fussy cut it and added it to my card front. For the tree I die cut that using the Cottage Cutz Tall Tree die on white cardstock and colored with copic markers and then assembled the tree and added it on top the tree ring on the left side. Now is when I get to play with Mimi's Love!! I stamped the scene with the deer using Momento black ink onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with copic markers and then fussy cut the scene and added this piece on top of the tree and tree ring.  For the final touch I stamped several more of the mushrooms from the scene and colored them in and fussy cut and added to my card across the Landscape hills. 
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my creation. 
You can also check out Firefly Crafts for some aweosme prices on crafty goodies including the Mimi's Love stamp set here
Until next time 
Happy Crafting :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Picture Perfect

This month we are focusing on LOVE.... I love LOVE..
So we are going to be using Penny Black Stamp sets Mimi's Many Loves , It was hard to pick one! But the image with the couple under the umbrella with raining hearts was my favorite! So I decided to capture the image with a lawn fawn polaroid die!! And I had to add the adorable LOVE die from La La land.. I colored my image with Copics and Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I also did some slight embossing to the layered black piece under image in addition to adding a cute little white doily. And topped with 4 little RED heart gems! LOVE
Links to favorite items used:
Penny Black stamp set:
LaLa Land LOVE die:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Penny Black, Color Blue challenge! Yikes!

Hello Fireflies!!!

So our fabulous Mama Firefly gave us a challenge.  Our DT boxes included a CUTE Penny Black stamp set, dies, ribbons, flowers that were all one color.  They were randomly sent out to each DT member... and they had to make it work!  Anyone who knows me knows.. I LOVE pink! Guess color what I got? Blue!?!?  I was up for the challenge.. heh heh.. but I had to sneak in some PINK!  This is what I made! (Due to time crunch, no step by step pictures, sad, I know!)

1. First I cut out my white base using 110pd cardstock @ 11 x 4 1/4, scored at 5 1/2. I grabbed some blue cardstock for the front layer and die cut out a scalloped rectangle and coordinating circle die for a window. 

2. I stamped out the flowers in blue ink and decided to add some pink hearts to give it some more interest.  I added bling to the centers of the flower to give it even more interest! 

3. Using the center of the blue card front, I traced the window lightly onto the white card base... so that I could add some embossing paste to the inside of the window. I chose to use my ribbon stencil to add some shimmery pink embossing paste!! Set it aside to let it dry.

4. I stamped out the cute little girl with the balloon from the I Heart You stamp set from Penny Black.  I gave her a quick color with some Copic markers and fussy cut her out.  Afterwards, I used a cutting mat and blade to cut her hands away from her body because I wanted to add my own black string for the balloon.  

5. After double checking that the paste was dry, I mounted the blue card front to the card base using foam adhesive tape.  I tucked in the little girl with some more foam tape on the back and made sure some of the pink skirt was showing to break up the blue hues. Her hand barely sits on the edge of dainty! I maneuvered and tucked the black string into her hands and set it with some wet glue.  

5. I wanted to add a cute sentiment or something below her, so I used the Hanging Heart die from La-La-Land Crafts which has this cute "love" sentiment!  I cut it out with some pink paper, added some shimmer to it and  adhered it below!

6. For finishing touches, I added more shimmer to the balloon, her collar, and skirt.

Thanks so visiting!
DT Kim

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Supplies used:
- white, pink & blue cardstock
- variety of Copic markers
- Heidi Swapp Art Screen Ink in Raspberry (embossing paste)
- Echo Park Designer Stencil: Bows
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- White gel pen
- Wink of stella shimmer pen, clear

Saturday, December 31, 2016


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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Snowy Shaker Sweetie

HI!! So I wanted to attempt to make a shaker card (again) because my first one was not very successful. I headed over to Youtube to Jennifer McGuire's channel to learn from a pro! After watching her video, I grabbed some supplies and a few cups of coffee and some colorful curse words later..... here is the result:

The supplies I used for this card__

Stamps:  C.C Designs Ice Princess & ArtC for the holiday sentiments
Paper: Recollections Peppermint Twist, Recollections blue cardstock & Fun foam sheet
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China & Tumbled Glass
image was colored using prismacolor pencils

Jennifer McGuires tutorial:
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