Thursday, December 30, 2010

Birds and more birds!

For some reason I've been creating LOTS with birds!  I picked up a Tim Holtz Birdcage Die cut and so it has inspired me with birds!  Take a look.

I cut the birdcage out with Early Espresso Stampin' Up! paper and then embossed it with Ultra Thick embossing powder.  Once that was dry I added some copper alcohol inks to make it look more rustic.  The background paper started out a cream brocade. But I stamped it with Watermark, then embossed with clear, then added early espresso ink with a sponge and misted a bit of turq. Glimmer Mist to finish off the vintage look.

this next card is bolder than my normal color palette.  but it was awesome to use up some old embellishments just sitting there!  I love the Top Note die cut with all the patterned paper in the background.

I do love this color combo.  It's a celery green and then the Not quite Navy from SU.  Very nice.  I used alcohol inks to create the background and then my Notably Ornate stamps from SU.  The fragment on the right side is from Tim Holtz and I added some alcohol inks to the back of it and then stamped 'friends' onto paper, cut it out the same size and glued it on.  I love this technique.

This last card is also with alcohol inks!  But this time I used coarse salt with it to give the pebbled appearance.  I also used the Bird punch from SU that I hadn't tried yet.  It's really beautiful.  I UT'd the bird a couple times to make it look real dimensional.

I'm working on my kids Valentine's class for January and will post that soon.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New year!!  Tomorrow is my 15th Wedding Anniversary!  and how did that happen when I'm only 30!! hehehe....
PS-- Please be patient with my photography... I got this fancy new Nikon camera and still don't know how to use it!  I've really got to get better at this!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2nd Night for Tumbled Tiles Class


So I've added Monday Dec. 13th at 6:30pm as a second class for this "tumbled tiles" project.  Email if you would like to sign up.
Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tumbled Tiles

So only 26 days till Christmas!

And boy oh boy I'm behind on my Christmas cards.  I don't have them finished yet but hope to get a few more done tonight.  But in the mean time... I've been working on these gorgeous tumbled tiles that will be a set of four coasters to give to family.  They turned out gorgeous so I thought I would offer it as a class!

The four tiles will include pads for the back so they will be safe on your coffee table, and also a sweet little paper box that we will make together.  And the flower colors can be changed to suit your decor.

The class is Dec. 12th at 6:30pm and costs $20.
Email me to sign up!
Hope to see you soon.  
Hugs,  Kimi

Monday, November 15, 2010


This beautiful card was inspired from this gorgeous angel stamp that Deanna lent me.  I love it!!  Monica and Dee and I shared some beautiful Christmas papers so I decided to use some of them to create these cards.  Enjoy!!
:-)))))  hugs  :-)))))

Monday, November 8, 2010

Kids Christmas Tag Class

Hello all!
Wow it's been a busy couple weeks!  I've finally got my Kids Christmas Tag Samples done and I've set a date.  So take a look and be sure to email me asap to reserve a spot for your child.

The class this Sunday, Nov. 14th at 2:00-3:30pm has only 8 spots!  The class cost is only $12 which includes 6 tags.
2 of this one... 

2 of this cute little Eskimo girl... 

and 2 of these adorable owls!  Yip I couldn't make it through 
Christmas without owls!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Third card for Candy Cane Christmas

Here is the third card we will make at the Candy Cane Christmas Card Class this Sunday night.  I think it's my favorite out of the three... I love the cardinal!  And the cupcake liner at the bottom... I am addicted to those as well.

I hope to see you there!!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas Cards

Here are two of the samples from the Candy Cane Card class coming up this weekend.  I hope to upload the third card photo in the next day or so.  :0))))

Oct. 24th (Sunday)
6:30pm - 9:30pm
This class includes THREE  great cards in these fun cheery Christmas colors.  All supplies are included in the class price.
$18 for 3 cards (Or if you purchase $40 in Stampin' Up product the class is free!)
Plus there will be a DOOR PRIZE DRAW!

Email me at to register for the class.  (no pre-payment necessary)
Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ness Lake Ladies Retreat

The Ness Lake Ladies Retreat was fun this last weekend.  Here are a few picture of the great costume party we had Saturday night!

Isn't May Belle absolutely stunning!  Audrey Hepburn watch out!

Okay we are not aliens... lots of ladies thought Heather and I were aliens!!  We are salt and pepper!!  cute hey??

And the winner of the costume contest, the beautiful Cruella De Vil... or as we call her, Debbie. Gorgeous!!

Thanks Ness Lake for a great weekend!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

More Prima

I also wanted to include this pretty Prima card.  And take a look at the flowers... they were white and then I painted them with Tattered Angels Red Glam.  Another fun new product!

New Prima!

I absolutely LOVE Prima products and so after picking up these new Prima Chipboard pieces and some paper I just had to create this pretty cards.  :-)))

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ohh my owl infatuation...

Ohh my owl infatuation can get the best of me some times!  I just love owls!!  They are so cute and versatile and just add that wow factor to take it up a notch!  Love it!  
I love this cute little card for the owl and I can't forget the doily which I love as well!!  Add some Glimmer Mist, flowers, stamps and yes I'm having a party at my scrap desk!  
Enjoy and have a  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Vintage Christmas Cards

The Vintage Christmas Card Class samples are ready!!  Take a look.

This CARD class is on Monday October 18th at 6:30pm at my house.  The class will include making these three beautiful cards.

I've used the Stampin Up Vintage Christmas paper along with the 'Rejoicing in Christmas' stamp set and my new favorite thing, glass glitter!  Simple, clean and yet very effective.

This Christmas card is so fun using the glitter glass again ( I love this stuff!  Did I say that already?  :-) and also  the Stampin' Up 'Merry Christmas Postcard' stamp.  Sweet!

This last card is also using the Stampin' Up Vintage Christmas Papers and then a couple stamps I had in my stash.  We'll use gold embossing powder, ribbon and smooch to create this beauty.  

The card class is $18 for just the class or free with a $40 Stampin' Up purchase.  And please NEVER feel pressure from me to buy Stampin' Up products.  I do love their stuff but like to use a variety of products, supplies and techniques from all over.  
Email me at if you would like me to reserve a space for you at this Vintage Card Class.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I was inspired by the gorgeous fall colors and came up with this cute flower using a scallop circle punch.  I saw the scallop punch flower in a Stampin' Up magazine and thought the idea would make a cute card!  
I hope you enjoy this gorgeous fall day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

September Card Classes

I thought I would post a sample from one of the card classes last month.

I used the Baroque Motifs stamp from Stampin' Up and one of my favorite things, alcohol inks!

This card wasn't from the class but was a similar sketch where I changed up some of the colors.  Super fun!

 Have a great Weekend!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I was looking through old pictures of card examples and found this one.  It's a simple sketch but a goodie!  On the black paper I scored the lines and then sanded them gently to get the pinstripe look.  Enjoy!