Monday, August 29, 2011

WOC #31 - Tags, Tags, Tags

Happy Monday Friends~  WOW hard to believe that this week is the week that I take my next CPA exam...I swear the weeks are just flying by this year....although I am secretly wishing that it was Thanksgiving....because hopefully by then (if I pass all sections) I will be all done with my exams!!!  I can't wait to move onto the next chapter of my life...I am getting so sick of studying!

Next, I want to send a special thank you to everyone who took time to read my blog post below and pass along the information to help get the word out about the missing truck and driver.  On Friday afternoon, Donny and his truck were found.  Unfortunately Donny has passed away......I am sending lots of prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time!  If you could take a moment and send up an extra prayer for Donny's family and friends that would be greatly appreciated!

Today I have some crafty's Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge day!  Today's challenge is Tags, Tags, Tags, you need to create something with a tag!  For my project I have decided to create a card shaped like a tag!
This is my second card shaped like a can see my first one -->here<--.  This card features Friendship Rose who is one of the NEW Fall Flora Fairies that was just released this past Friday at SCACD.  Papers are from the Echo Park Victoria Gardens Collection...the minute I saw this collection at CHA I immediately fell in love!  The double sided papers are stunning!  Wide White Lace was woven with Pink Salmon Vintage Seam Binding, which both can be purchased at Wild Orchid Crafts, they carry a wide variety of colors of Seam Binding and LOTS of gorgeous lace!
Friendship Rose was colored with Copics and accented with my pastel pencils (black, grey, and white). Her wings have been accented with Star Dust Stickles, and the circles on her dress were sparklized with my Pink Spica Marker.  She was cut out and popped up onto a SB Oval and SB Scalloped Oval which is layered on top of a paper lace doilie.
The beautiful flowers are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts and arrangement consists of a 35mm Trellis Rose, 25mm Wild Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms, Tea Rosebuds, Gypsophilas, and white Stamens.  Flowers were blinged up using Star Dust Stickles.
Sentiment is from my Emerald Fairie Garden Set that I cut out with a SB circle and popped up onto a SB scalloped circle.  Corner resin embellie is from Melissa Francis.  My bow was made using some pink and brown Divine Twine and my Bow Easy.  Bow was accented with some Gypsophilas and a cute mini polka dot button.  Wild Orchid carries these buttons in a variety of colors and you get lots of buttons in your pack!  Love these!  Finally top of the card has some more beautiful cotton lace for the tag "strings."
Here you can see the inside of the card.  Each Fall Flora Fairy comes with her very own coordinating flower stamp.  I've used the Tulip stamp from the Tulipa stamp and colored it with Copics.

I hope you've enjoyed my card for today!  Now head over to the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog to see what the other girls have made!

Blog Candy Alert: Don't forget that there is still candy to be won over at the SCACD Blog!  Read all about it and eneter -->here<--!

Copic Colors Used: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R11, Hair: E31, E33, E37, E47, Y21, Dress: (top) YG00, YG03, YG17, G07, (skirt) R000, R11, R14, R24, R32, R39

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Please Help....

**Please scroll down to see my Fall Flora Fairy SCACD post**

Hi Friends~

Edited to add: Thanks for everyone's help.....Donny and his truck have been found!

I know this is totally off topic....however I feel this is the least I can do to help!  My brother is an over the road trucker driver and hauls food products to the west coast and back to Wisconsin for a company called Heim Trucking.  I recently became aware that Heim Trucking is missing one of their truck's and its driver....they haven't been able to contact the driver since Monday, and he was supposed to unload his truck yesterday, but never showed up.  This is totally out of character for this gentleman, and no one can get ahold of him.  We are worried that he may have had an illness, been in an accident, or something much worse may have happened.  If you could please take a few minutes to read the below info, and if you are in the Spokane, WA or Montana area if you could please keep a look out for this semi truck and driver that is GREATLY appreciated!!!!

**Posted from Teamster Nation: Blog***
We understand that if you're sitting at a computer reading this blog, you're probably not driving a motor vehicle. But maybe you will be soon. Trucker's Voice asked us to pass along this message about finding a missing trucker. We're happy to help. Here's the message: 

Heim Trucking Co Denmark, WI 54208 has a missing driver, truck, load and trailer.
Driver is Donald F. Badora 66 years old
Tractor is a 2003 flat top single bunk Peterbuilt model 379 Dark Maroon with Black fenders long wheel base. License Plate is 2953 unit #164
Trailer is a 1996 Great Dane Spread Axle Refrigerated with a TK unit on it the trailer has a blue unit and top and bottom rails painted. License plate ST20306 unit 50T
The load is cheddar block cheese.
The driver was last heard from Eastbound on I-90 by Spokane, WA
The Idaho and MT police departments issued an attempt to locate order.
Mike Heim
OOIDA number 200251
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Fairy Wishes to You

Happy Friday Friends....while I hope you are all enjoying your day....I have my nose in my book studying away....gearing up for my CPA exam next week Wednesday (which I am starting to get nervous for)!  Tomorrow I am taking a break from studying and am heading to the spa with my sister for some much needed relaxation time....hopefully it helps my brain relax so that it remembers all of the pertinent info for next Wednesday!

Today I have LOTS of crafty fun that I get to share with you!
First: you NEED to head over to the SCACD my DT Sister Elaine is showcasing another sneak peek of one of the newest stamps designed by Sylvia Zett for SCACD....are you as excited as I am for the up coming release of these cuties?!

Second:...while you are checking out Elaine's stunning work.....if that isn't enough excitement (her work is drop dead gorgeous)... I hear there is BLOG CANDY to be won make sure you sign up!

Finally:  If all of that wasn't enough to make you want to Susana has another SURPRISE!!!  That's right we have a SURPRISE stamp release to share with you all!  SCACD has a WHOLE NEW LOOK....I have the honor of introducing you to Tulipa which is a part of the Fall Flora Fairies Collection by SCACD Stamp Co.
These fairies are absolutely darling...I can't get enough of them!  For my card I have used papers from the Brand NEW Bo Bunny Garden Girl Collection.  Fairy Wishes sentiment is from the Emerald Fairy Sentiment Set that Susana has in stock at SCACD....this sentiment set goes PERFECT with the fall flora fairies being released today!
Of course I colored this cutie with my Copics.  Along with my black pastel pencil I also used a gray and white pastel pencils for shading and highlights.  Image was cut out using my SB Labels 14 die, and while it was left in the die I airbrushed the sky with my Copic ABS.  If you look closely you will see I used some beautiful purple glitter to accent my sentiment.  This was so easy to add with the help of my TonerTex Pen.  The pearl star in the upper right hand corner of the picture is from Wild Orchid.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and arrangement consists of a 40mm Curly Wild Rose, 25mm Wild Roses, Cherry Blossom, Sweetheart Blossoms, Gypsophilas, 8mm Semi-opened Roses, Purple Stamens, and a small sequin butterfly.  Flowers have been sparkalized with my Diamond Stickles.  Edge has been punched with a MS punch and accented with Self adhesive rhinestones.
For this angle you can see all the sparkles!  Tulipa has been glamorized to the max!  I've used Star Dust Stickles on her wings as well as the butterfly.  Then I took my Crystal Glamour Dust Paint and coated the pink parts on her dress....seriously if you haven't gotten this paint yet what are you waiting for!  It's so easy to use, dries quickly, and gives amazing sparkle and color!

Now head -->HERE<-- to go and purchase your very own Fall Flora Fairies!  For our friends over seas you can purchase these beauties from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie, -->HERE<--.  Happy Shopping and I hope you fully enjoy your weekend!

Copic Colors Used: Hair: Y23, YR24, E31, E33, E37, E59, Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02, Dress: V000, V04, V06, V12, RV00, RV32, RV34, E74, E77, E79, Wings: BV00, V000, BG000, Blender, Butterflies: E70, E74, E77, RV02, Y02, Grass: G07, YG03, YG67, T2, T4, T6

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Natural Beauty

Hi Crafty Friends.....this week is another crazy week in the wonderful world of Kim....I'm gearing up to take my Section 2 of my CPA Wednesday is coming up toooooo fast!  Although I am feeling a little bit better about the topics in this exam vs. the last one.  Hopefully that means something good!

Since I didn't get a chance to play with my Natural Beauty Collection by Carmen Medlin for SCACD that much I decided to use one of these beauties...
When I saw Naturally Styled I immediately thought of making a bridal card.  This shabby chic card would be perfect for a bridal shower....or even for a wedding card!   Papers are from the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Collection....I absolutely {heart} these gorgeous papers!!!
Naturally Stylized has been colored with Copics.  The white on the dress has been accented with my Crystal Glamour Dust paint.  I love the multi-color sparkles in this beautiful paint!!!
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Arrangement consists of a 35mm Trellis Rose, 20mm Roses8mm semi-opened Roses, 4mm Closed Rosebuds, Hip Roses, and Gypsophilas.  If you look closely you can see that the Hip Roses have been inter-twined into some gorgeous Raffia Ribbon.  I've used the cream raffia on my card, Wild Orchid carries raffia in a wide selection of colors....make sure you go and check them out because they are GORGEOUS!  Then I took some vintage findings to accent my flower arrangement. 
The cream panel behind my stamped image has been hand stamped.  Isn't that medallion image beautiful?!  I used the My Mind's Eye Stella Rose stamp set and my rich cocoa memento ink to create this beautiful background.
 Here you can see a close up of the raffia ribbon.  Also you can see how I used my zutter paper distresser and crackle paint to create my shabby chic look.
And finally an angled view for the dimension.  The beautiful bow was created with 12mm (1/2 in) silk ribbon and a 10mm Rose from Wild Orchid.  Sentiment is a Kimmie's Everyday Sentiments from Kraftin Kimmie stamps.

I can't seem to find the list of my Copic Colors that I used on this beauty.  I will try to find the list and update this post. :)

**Shopping New** Make sure you head over to SCACD and check out all the amazing new products that Susana has recently gotten in at the store....there is LOADS of new paper....eeeekkkk....I am in total awe over all the beauty there!  She also got in the brand new Kraftin Kimmie stamps!!!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

WOC #30 - A Fun Sketch

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  My hubby and I went and toured some newly built houses this weekend to get ideas....we are planning on building our house this coming spring!  We had such a great day and got a lot of good ideas and are both feeling pretty good about this building process. Before touring these homes we were pretty clueless as to what we really wanted nor knowing what we liked and didn't like.  All we knew was that we wanted a one story house with a basement!  We are now to the point where we are ready to meet with a builder and architect because we pretty much know what we want!  We are so excited to be starting this process....I really thought this building process was going to be so hard because there would be so many decisions that have to be made but we already have a good grasp on what we like....YAY!!!

Now onto some crafty is another Wild Orchid Challenge Day!  This week we have an amazing sketch by our very own Dena!  I had so much fun using her sketch and can't wait to use it again!  I hope you all have as much fun with it as I did!
For my card I have used another Peeker Stamp....this one is Sweet Cheeks Peeker by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD!  Isn't she darling with her little bum sticking out of her bottom?!  LOL and that innocent look like "I didn't do anything wrong" or she is deep in thought thinking of something special!  Paper are from the Echo Park Springtime Collection...I so {heart} this collection...gorgeous patterns and colors!
After I got going with the top of the card I decided to make an easel card since it's been a while since I made one of those!
Little Sweet Cheeks was colored with Copics and I accented her shirt with my white gel pen adding some polka dots.  She was then cut out with my SB Labels 14 and then edges were airbrushed with my Copic ABS.
Flowers of course are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Carfts!  Arrangement consists of a pink classic sweet rose, 25mm hybrid tea roses (that were airbrushed), yellow poppies, white and pink Aster Daisies, pink and white Gysophilas, 10mm rose8mm semi-opened roses, 5mm closed rosebuds, heart pin, and small sequin butterflies.  Flowers have been sparklized with star dust stickles.
I took my crackle paint and painted a gold metal decorative corner piece to make it white.  After the crackle paint dried it wanted to chip off so to seal it I took my Crystal Glamour Dust paint and put a layer of that over the top which sealed the crackle paint so I still got the antique look I wanted but also added a very nice shimmer to my corner which I absolutely loved!  I finished off the corner accent with a self adhesive rhinestone.  The doily behind my kraft scalloped circle is actually -->this<-- beautiful white cotton lace that I gathered behind my scalloped circle (which I made using one of my SB grand dies) by using some Scor-tape...I really love this look that I achieved with the lace! The multi loop bow was made with this fabulous Divine Baker's twine (which Wild Orchid carries in MANY beautiful colors) and with the help of my bow easy this was very easy to whip together.  Finished off the bow with an Aster Daisy and of course some more star dust stickles.
The bottom panel of my easel card  was made with my Magnolia tag.  I again used the same white cotton lace to accent the bottom of the tag.  The tassel of the tag was again using my Divine Baker's twine  and some Jute String.  I also used some pink vintage seam binding for the bow of my tag and accented that bow with a 10mm rose.  Check out that gorgeous metal butterfly....when I saw all the gorgeous filigree swirls on this I fell in love.  Wild Orchid Crafts carries this stunning metal butterfly.  I then took some 3mm self adhesive pearls and accented this beauty even more....which I absolutely love! You will also see another decorative metal corner piece that I altered the same as the one on the top of the card.
From this view you can see all the sparkle and glitz from my star dust stickles!
And finally one more angled view to show the dimension!  :)  I hope you didn't get too bored with this super long post!  If you've made it this far...that's for taking the time to read my post...I hope you have enjoyed!  Hope you all have a wonderful week and I can't wait to see what you all make with Dena's fabulous sketch over at the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog!

Copic Colors Used: shirt: RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04, skirt & headband: RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04, G000, BG11, BG34, hair: E35, E49, E51, E57, E59, skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R02.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sylvia Zet for SCACD

So are you as excited as I am for our new artist, Sylvia Zet at SCACD?!  I soooo can't wait to share the beauties that were created by Sylvia and Susana!  To get the final peek of one of the new cuties hop over to the SCACD Blog to see what my DT sister Elanie has created!!!!  You seriously do NOT want to miss this!!!

Hope you all enjoy your Sunday....Hubby and I are off to view some showcase homes to get ideas to build our house this coming spring!  Yippy...I'm super excited!!!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I hope you are all having a wonderful week!  I am popping in today to share some SUPER EXCITING news with you all!  I am so happy to share SCACD has a NEW ARTIST!  To get all the details, and a chance to win a prize....head over to the SCACD Blog now to join us in all the excitement!!!

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Peeking In to Say HI!

Hi Everyone~

I hope you are enjoying your week....good news it's the weekend!! YAY!!  I hope you all are controlling your PEEKER FEVER by purchasing your very own The Peeker #2 Collection by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD?!?!  I can tell you that I totally am controlling my fever by creating with this cuties!  Today I am sharing my creation using Secret Garden Peeker!  Make sure you grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, as this post is a bit lengthy....hee hee
Seriously I am soooo in love with all of these adorable Peekers!!!  Miss. Secret Garden Peeker is so cute, I love how she is so shy, but yet wants to hop on over the fence to go and play with her friends!  The papers I have used on this cutie are the gorgeous and oh-so-stunning Kaisercraft Blae & Ivy!  OMG if you haven't ordered yours yet you sooooo need to get this pad...I love the elegance and beauty in each and every sheet in this pad!  And it has to be good if I love it and there is NO pink in it! LOL!  Susana has some AMAZING new 6x6 paper pads in best go and order your favorites now before they are sold out!  Click -->here<-- to go and see what I'm talking about! :)
Sweet Garden Peeker was colored with Copics and accented with my pastel pencil.  I airbrushed the sky around her.    
The moment I saw this adorable Peeker I knew that I wanted to make a shaker card with her (Kylie has an amazing tutorial that I followed)!  The scene of this stamp is perfect to add some Green German Glass Glitter (80 Grit) mixed with some Kelly Green German Glass Glitter (100 Grit) ...have you seen the German Glass Glitter that Wild Orchid Crafts carries...oh my word....this stuff take glitter to a WHOLE new level!  The sparkle this glass glitter gives is totally out of this much more sparkly that regular glitter!!!  I'm totally in love!!! WOC carries this is many colors and in medium and fine grit levels...which also mix very well together!t 

To make the shaker part of my card:  
1.  I cut my colored image out with my Labels 1 Spellbinder Die.
2.  I also cut out a piece of acetate using the same die that I used in step 1.
3.  I took my designer piece of paper and my Square Spellbinder Die and cut out a square. *Make sure that you leave enough edge around the square because you will also be cutting out the Label 1 again over top of the square.*  
4.  Now with the same piece of paper that you have from Step 3 with the missing square in the middle, take that Labels 1 die again from step 1 and place the die over the square opening (see I told you that you would be using this piece of paper again :)  When you cut this out it will give you the deisgner paper  frame.  
5.  Now Glue/tape (I used scor tape because it holds the best, in my opinion) your acetate piece to the back side of the frame that you just made in step 4.
6.  Now you will place foam tape all the way around the back side edges of the frame, do not leave any gaps. (If you leave gaps then you will have glitter all over when you shake your card.)
7.  Pour your glitter into the middle of your frame on the acetate.
8.  Attach your colored image to the foam tape.
9.  Finally, shake and look at the beauty you just created!

Now back to the contents of the card:
 The lace is also from WOC!  This is actually two types of the lace at the store.  The top layer with the blue edging is White Kniting Lace with Baby Blue Edging which is layered on top of some Wide White Guipure Lace.  The bow is created with some gorgeous silk ribbon and my Bow Easy...Gotta love being able to get the perfect bow every time!  The corner was accented using a decorative metal corner...I so love the elegance that these add!
 My flower arrangement was made using Wild Orchid flowers that consists of:  25mm Rose, Cherry Blossoms, 15mm Roses, the green 15mm roses are the moss green roses from the classic colour collection (love the beautiful deep color of these!), 5mm closed rosebuds, and Gypsophilas.  The beautiful crochet butterfly is NEW Venise Lace at Wild Orchid...these appliques are stunning!!!  I then added some gorgeous self adhesive pearls to accent this beauty as well as the sentiment on the card (sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmie)!  Foam tape was used to pop up the wings to appear that the butterfly has just landed on the card.
From here you can see all the dimension of the card! :)  I hope you have enjoyed this cutie!  I can't wait to see the beautiful shaker cards you all make now!!!  Please drop by and leave me a link to your shaker card...I'd LOVE to see what you create!

Copic Colors Used: Hair: E11, E15, E25, E29, Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, Dress: B000, B24, B32, RV09, RV19, Fence: E25, E30, E31, E33, E50, E59, E99, Grass: YG00, YG03, YG67, G14, G21, G99, C6, Flowers: V05
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Monday, August 1, 2011

WOC #29 Beary Special

WOW where does the weekend go?!  I swear I blink and it's already Monday morning!  Although it's Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge day so I guess that makes it a good Monday Morning! :)  This week we have some amazing beauties to share with you!!!  Our challenge to you this time is to use Bears on your creation!  I was so excited because that meant that I got to use one of my Kraftin' Kimmie stamps that I haven't gotten to use yet!
 I used the Kraftin' Kimmie Goldilocks stamp and sentiment for this that you get 2 sentiments when you purchase this stamp!  Papers are from the Kaisercraft Blae & Ivy Collection...these are some beautiful papers....lots of greens and blues!  Upper right hand corner of the card got accented with a decorative gold metal corner embellie....Wild Orchid has a whole variety of decorative corners...I love them all...and Bev has showed on her blog that you can paint them to match any card you are making!
 Of course Miss. Goldilocks was colored with Copics and then accented with my pastel pencil for shading.  She got some Diamond Stickles on her hair bows and shoes.  Then the lines on her dress were blinged up using my silver Spica pen...which gave a subtle sparkle.
 Flowers of course come from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts!  Arrangement consists of a 35mm Trellis Rose,  25mm Roses, 15mm Roses, 10mm Roses, 5mm Closed Rosebuds, Sweetheart Blossoms, Gypsophilas, Rose Petal Leaves, Heart Pin, and a large Iridescent Butterfly.  I then coats a few of the flowers with Diamond Stickles for some sparkle and shimmer.  The MS border has been accented with self adhesive pearls.  
 Here you can hopefully see the sparkle on the flowers and image.
And here's another angle photo so you can see all the depth and dimension of the card.  I took some foam tape and layered it up underneath the butterfly wings so that they are popping off the page so they appear to be landing on the card.   Hope you have enjoyed my Beary Special card!  This card is going to a very special friend who is dealing with the worst type of pain, losing a child!  Sending all my love to Kevin  & Cindy!

Please head over to the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog to see all of the fabulous Beary Special cards made by the rest of the fabulous DT.....and please join in the fun.....I can't wait to see what you make!

Copic Colors Used: Dress: B000, B32, B34, B93, YG13, YG95, YG97, Skins: E000, E00, E11, R11, Hair: E35, E49, E51, E57, E59, Bears: R11, R22, E30, E31, E34, E35, E37, E51.

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