Friday, February 4, 2011

SURPRISE....It's A New Day Blog Hop!

Happy Friday Everyone!  I hope you all had a FABULOUS week and are gearing up for the weekend!  For those of you who got hammered with the snowstorm I hope you are finally able to dig out from all that snow!  I can't imagine 2 feet of snow...YIKES!  I hope those of you who were traveling (especially Marti and Suzanne who were at CHA) are now home safe and sound!

This weekend we are gearing up for the SUPER BOWL....I tell you I am not a huge football girl but when the GREEN BAY PACKERS are in the Super Bowl you can bet that I will be watching...for those of you who don't know I only live an hour away from Green Bay...I work and go to school in Green Bay so I am a true fan!!!!  I have my Rodger's jersey all set to wear that day...hopefully I can get all my homework done before the big game! 

Now onto my fun for today....soooo DID YOU HEAR.....
SCACD has some FANTASTIC NEW STAMPS available today!  OMG these are all adorable and I tell ya I have been coloring like crazy having so much fun with all of these newbies!  Sooooo......if you are here from the fabulous Elaine's Blog then you are in the correct spot!  If not....head over to the SCACD Blog to start at the beginning of our fantastic hop....TRUST ME you don't want to miss a stop along the hop!  Plus there are prizes to be won!!!
This little girl is near and dear to my heart!  I am so happy to introduce you to Kim in Awe by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD! She is a part of the Spring Sampler by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD! Isn't she precious?  I am so thrilled and excited to tell you that this cutie pie was named after moi!  I was thrilled beyond words when Susana told me that this sweetie was named after me!  Isn't she sooooo cute how she's exploring new things....yep takes after I love exploring new things...from the wonderful world of accounting, to different crafting items, to books....everything I tell ya!  So that is the story behind Kim! ;)  Thanks again truly have blessed me with your friendship (heart ya lots!) 

Now, enough of my babbling in excitement and back to my card!  The papers are from the wonderful Bo Bunny Crazy Love (hurry and get yours as it's 15% off right now!)  I love this pad as it's all full of brown and pink many of you know my favorite color combo!  lol!
Kim in Awe as been colored with Copics and accented with a White Gel Pen.  I also too my Sakura star dust pen and accented the folds in her dress and on her bow to add a soft subtle glimmer to the image!  The background has been airbrushed with my Copic ABS while it was still in the SB Labels 9 die to get the crisp white edge!
Flower arrangement 1 consists of a 30mm Wild Rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 8mm semi-opened rosebuds, and 4mm closed rosebuds.
I felt this sentiment fit this card so beautifully!  I truly believe that it is the little things in the life that matter the most....I have to remind myself of that all of the time...It's the I Love Yous and Hugs and Kisses that matter the most in life!  And it's so funny how little things can trigger such wonderful memories!!!!  The little flower that you see on the sentiment is an embellishment that I have made myself!  This beautiful flower as been made with Clay!  I've used the Hearty Lightweight Air Dry Clay that Susana carries!  This stuff is absolutely AMAZING and easy to work with!  At first when I got it I was thinking it was going to be hard to use....but it's so fun and easy and LOVE it for embellishments because when it dries (I let mine dry overnight)it really is lightweight...I think my paper flowers are way more heavy then the clay!  I found my flower mold on etsy but Susana has some SUPER FUN products for clay which you can find, -->here<--Then I took my Viva Decor Lilac Pearl Pen (of course after the clay is dry) and coated the clay to make it colorful!  My next venture is to try the AMAZING Viva Decor Percious Metal Paints on the clay...I think this will be out of this world gorgeous!!!

I hope you have enjoyed my card and my namesake stamp!  The layout and design of my card was inspiration from the fabulously talented Claudia Rosa!  I so adore her work and you can find the card that she made that inspired me here.

Now if that wasn't enough I have ONE MORE card to share with you today!  By now you are probably getting sick of reading my LONGGGG post....but trust me....if you hang in there until the end you will be pleasently I think there's a chance to win some fabulous candy....*wink wink*
This card features Celebrate by Victoria Case for SCACD!  Oh my word is this such a fun stamp!  I seriously have tons of ideas floating around in my head of what I want to create with this stamp yet!  The possibilities are truly can be used for a wedding card, birthday card, anniversary card, graduation card....or in this case a Welcome Baby Card!  Our friends are pregnant with twin boys....we are so excited for them!  She is due in April and I already have her Baby Card made for the arrival of little Blake and Alex!  Papers I have used are from K&Company, .but you really need to check out the fun Best Creations Paper Packs that Susana has at the store...they are full of glittery goodness!  I am soooo ordering mine this weekend!!!  I think the Safari Boy and Safari Girl would sure make cute baby cards with this Celebrate stamp!
The image has been colored with Copics and accented with lots of fun products!  The swirls have been accented with my Sakura star dust pen again for that soft subtle glittery effect.  Then I have used Illuminate Smooch on the hearts on the bottom tier of the cake and the circles on the top tier!  (Don't forget Susana has the BRAND NEW Smooch colors available now too!)  The bottom tier pearls were accented with my Viva Decor Light Blue Pearl Pen and the ruffle was glittered up with my Viva Decor Hologram Glitter Liner!  The centers of the flower and the candle flame were shined up with my Viva Decor Sunny Yellow Gloss Pen.  And finally the top melted wax on the candle was "frosted" with my Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen to make it look like the candle was really melting.
Then to make this image even MORE fun I I stamped it 3 times and dimensionalized the cake! As you can see the bottom tier is popped up 2 times, the middle layer and top layer are both popped up once.  One of the little flowers on top was also popped up to make it look like it was hanging over the top cake layer!  I hope I have inspired you!  I soooo can't wait to create some of the other fun ideas I have for this cake and of course to share them with all of you!
Flower arrangement 1 consists of a 25mm Wild Rose, cherry blossoms, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, and blue crystal stems.
Flower arrangement 2 consists of a 25mm Wild Rose, 15mm roses, and a stork charm. 
And finally one more picture to share another view of the 3D-ness of the cake with you!  For those of you who have stayed with me through this super long post...I thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.....and as a reward....and because I am soooo excited to have a stamp named after me....I have some FUN CANDY that I am offering to you all!  I will be giving away a Kim in Awe stamp to one of my fantastic readers!  All you need to do to win is to comment on this post and tell me what is your favorite SCACD stamp that released today? (and no it doesn't have to be named Kim! You have until Sunday, February 6th at 12:00pm CST to enter my mini candy!

*SWEET NEWS* Susana is also offering up not one but TWO fantastic chances to win some candy too!  Head over to the Store Blog for your chance to win there, as well as at the SCACD Facebook Page where you also have the chance to win!!!! Make sure you enter today because the winners will be picked tonight!

For our European Friends please head over to Quixotic Paperie, to get your SCACD stamps!  Quixotic Paperie is an exclusive SCACD retailer!

Your next stop along this fabulous hop is the ultra talented Dianne's Blog!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!!!

Recipe (Kim in Awe Card)
Stamps: Kim in Awe by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, Fairy Tales (Verve)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Dress: RV000, R81, R83, R85, Tights: RV000, V0000, Dress Trim/Bow: E70, E71, E74, E77, Hair: E47, E53, E57, E59, Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02, R11, YR00, Shading: C1, W3, Flower: R24, R32, R46, YG03, YG17, YG67
Papers: Bo Bunny Crazy Love
Tools: SB Labels 9 die, SB Circle, SB Scallop Circle,
Embellishments: 30mm Wild Rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 8mm semi-opened rosebuds, and 4mm closed rosebuds.Hearty Lightweight Air Dry Clay , Viva Decor Lilac Pearl Pen , Basic Grey Pearl Swirls

Recipe (Welcome Baby Card)
Stamps: Celebrate by Victoria Case for SCACD
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Bottom Cake Tier: B0000, B000, B91, Bow: B41, B45, B91, B93, Middle Tier: Y000, Y00, Y04, YG41, G00, G000, Top Tier: BG11, BG15, BG23, B000, B41, B91, Plate: B21, B24, Candle: B000, B00, B02, YR07, YR04, Flowers: YG01, YG17, YG25, Y04, Y00, YR00, YR02, Shading: C1
Papers: K&Company
Tools: SB Labels One, SB Big Scallop Square,
Embellishments: Illuminate SmoochViva Decor Light Blue Pearl Pen, Viva Decor Hologram Glitter Liner, Viva Decor Sunny Yellow Gloss Pen, Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen , 25mm Wild Rose, cherry blossoms, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, and blue crystal stems, Ribbon, charm

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥


Rach said...

gorgeous cards Kim, I especially love the birthday cake one, gorgeous hun.xx

Renkata said...

omh Kim,
the first card is so adorable, the image is I must have.
The secon is such a happy cake. mmhhhhh yummyyyyy.

Anki said...

Just lovely Kim! Great job as always. Kramis - Anki

Beth said...

Hi Kim

I have to have this cake!! So many uses. You've done a wonderful job and I love the dimension! Thanks!

Colleen Holmes said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love Kim in awe! What an honor to have her named after you!! Awesome!

Pysselbus said...

Gorgeous coloring, fantastic details and super cute images!! *wow* TFS!

Crystal said...

Kim these are just sooo fabulous, girl you sure showcase these images to perfection, GORGEOUS!

Mary J said...

Wow, Kim - you've done wonders with this new release!!

Kim Dellow said...

Two stunning cards Kim! Kimx

Sharon in Arizona said...

Beautiful cards, Kim!!! Your designs are gorgeous and I always love seeing cards with so much detail. It was hard for me to pick a favorite, all the stamps are so adorable. But I guess I would have to say "Blowing Kisses". That little girl reminds me so much of my adorable 4 year old grandaughter. Thanks for sharing, Sharon :o)

Gina L said...

Both cards are amazing. Your coloring I need to practice more! Anyway, my fave stamp from today's releases would have to be Elisabeth Bell's "blowing kisses." Her little chubbiness just makes me smile.

Brook said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I love the pink/brown color combo on the first card and the flowers are gorgeous. Your baby card is great as well. Beautiful flowers, great colors, and I love the dimension. The new releases are wonderful and while I love the "Kim in Awe" stamp I'm a bit more partial to "Blowing Kisses". Wonderful cards. TFS!!!

Erla Maria said...

Your cards are amazing! WOW
Just love the Birthday Cake card and all the details.
My favorite stamp is The Cameo Rose from Elisabeth Bell

Elaine said...

Such a gorgeous card! and the one for the twins is darling. My fave of the new releases is Blowing Kisses by Elisabeth Bell but you made Kim so darn cute I think I need her too! Love the little clay flower too, good to know it's light weight.

sharman said...

Kim, love the card. Can not get over how much detail you put into this card. It is definately not just another cake card. Wonderful job. Thank you so much for sharing. I love all of the stamps. Blowing kisses is one of the favorites but after looking at your card I am starting to like the cake too. I think my real favorite is the Cameo Rose card though.....

Mary Lou said...

Wow Hun a stamp for You~~Truly Amazing!! She is just gorgeous and your fave colors~~have to check this paper pack out!! The cake card is SUPERB and sooo very detailed ---Those boys and their parents are so special--now for them to arrive so we can meet them:)
I love how you layered the baby card~~SUPERB!!!!
Love you always --Mom

CraftinGranny said...

Another set of amazing cards Kim. I so love visiting your blog and your fantastic creations. I need to let you know that more often. "Hugs" Carol

Justine said...

Beautiful projects and fantastic photographs of all the details

paperfun said...

The Kim's in awe is my favorite stamp out of the just released, so I am pleased to read that it was named after you.

It reminded me of myself as a little girl at Easter.

Elise said...

Oh my goodness Kim! Wow! I am in awe! Both of your cards are magnificient!!! Loooove them! And how sweet that the EB image was named after YOU! Awwww! That is just precious! The work that you put into your creations are absolutely STUNNING!



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