Monday, December 31, 2012

Cupcake Phillip Birthday

I made this little Cupcake Phillip card to enter a DT Call on YT for Jamie from the Not2Shabby Zibbet store.  She is such a sweetie, and she has a great selection of stamps!  So thought I would post him here and enter a few challenges.  The die cuts are from MFT, and of course Cupcake Phillip is one of the Fairy Tale images from CC Designs.
Here's a Close-up of the little Banner:
Do you  set resolutions or goals for yourself in the new year?  I hope to get my craft room organized once and for all (I know, wishful thinking that even if I get it organized it will actually stay that way!).  I also need to get healthy.  I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy New Year!

The challenges I'm entering:
Cute Card Thursday #249 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Here Come the Boys - #42 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge #180 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

CIP - Family Christmas Wishes

Hello there Creative Inspirations Paint fans!  I hope that you're all enjoying this holiday season in whatever way you choose to celebrate!

This sweet little gal is from Whimsie Doodles, such a cute image!  I've colored her in Copics and went over the pink with Creative Inspirations Paint in the Pink Highlights, and the white under the 'fur' in Winter Frost.  I've cut a paper doily in half and sprayed it with glimmer mist, the flowers are IAR, and the pretty crocheted piece behind the largest flower was done by my Mom.
Here is the Creative Inspirations Paint used:
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sweet Singing Angel

This adorable image comes from CC Designs, another used for the card collection I've made for my Mom this season.  She's been colored in Copics, and painted with Garnet Creative Inspirations Paint.  Her wings are done in Winter Frost paint, and I've added some red lace, and silver trim behind her.  The IAR flowers, a Recollections stamped sentiment, and a bit of that red Recollections bling were used to complete the card.
Challenges that I'm entering:
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - #163 - Easy Does It
Penny Black and More - Your Choice
OOZAK Challenge - #9 - Anything Goes plus Red
Stampavie and More - #183 - Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend - #24 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, December 21, 2012

CIP - Reindeer in Paint and Glitter

Hi CIP fans!  I have a trio of cards to share with you today.  These fun little reindeer die cuts are from a die that I've had for a while, and I've used some wonderful Creative Inspirations Paint in Copper to paint them.  Their hooves and antlers are painted in Chocolate, and the antlers have been glittered with Resplendence Angel Dust by Creative Inspirations Paint.  I couldn't resist adding a bit of Garnet paint to the collar, and added some of the Jeweled Inspirations (Siam and Clear) Bling to their noses and collars as well.
Creative Inspirations Products Used:
Don't forget, the 10% off sale is still going on at the Creative Inspirations Paint website through the end of the month!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cupcake Seasons Greetings

Sharing another of the Christmas cards for Mom, and this sweet little guy is another CC Designs image.  The frosting on his cupcake is painted in Creative Inspirations Paint, the Winter Frost.  His shorts are painted in Green Olive, and the frame around him is Rustic Red.  I've added a Recollections sentiment stamp, and a Memory Box butterfly die cut to the card as well.
Challenges I'm Entering:
ATS Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - #107 - Merry Christmas
Catch the Bug (Bugaboo Challenge) - Bingo - Pear/Read and Green/Starts with S
Cupcake Craft Challenge - #223 - Cupcakes
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - #248 - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - All That Glitters
Penny Black and More - December Challenge - You're Choice

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Christmas Caroler Card

This little Christmas Caroler comes from CC Designs, and the Deck the Halls stamps is from a Recollections set.  I've colored her in pink and gone over her long gown in Creative Inspirations Paint Pink Highlights.  The die cut behind the little Caroler is painted in Rustic Red.  I've just added some IAR and Recollections roses, along with some bling to fill in and add to the sparkle.
Challenges I'm Entering:
Pile it On #49 - Pile on the Embellishments
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #50 - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Merry Christmas Cards

This was another stamp I decided to use for a set of cards for my Mom.  The Merry Christmas image is from a Recollections stamp set, and I've actually stamped it using one of those cute little Studio G stamp pads.  The lace is some I had in my stash, and I've glittered up the trees in the background to add a bit of sparkle to the cards.
Challenges I'm Entering:
Allsorts Challenge #185 - Oh Christmas Tree
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #194 - Christmas Time
OOZAKChallenge #9 - Anything Goes plus red

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Blog Hop - Creative Inspirations Paint and Great Impression Stamps

Creative Inspirations Paint is teaming up with Great Impression Stamps today to bring you a blog hop!  Be sure to hop along to the list below and comment at each stop to be entered to win 5 Creative Inspirations Paints of your choice!

Great Impression Stamps kindly shared a stamp of our choice with each of us, and this wonderful Winter Bicycle (F463) is the one I chose.  Loved it as soon as I saw it, and there is a huge selection of other images for every occasion!
Close Up:

Here is the hop order to visit each of the participating design team members:
Creative Inspirations Paint
Kimberly  You Are Here!
Creative Inspirations Paint

You have until December 16, 2012 to enter for your chance to win!

Here are the Creative Inspirations products that I've used:
(Resplendence Angel Dust - for the snow)
(Used on the Holly Berries and Bow)
(Used on the bicycle seat)
(Used on Handle Bars and Metal bits)
(Used on Handle Grips and Pedal)
(Used on the Bird and the Plant Berries in the snow)
(Used to accent front basket)
(Used on front basket)
(Used on Holly Leaves)
(Used on present)
(Used on Back Basket)
(Used on Bicycle)
*Don't forget that there is still a 10% off sale going on at the Creative Inspirations website!*

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy, and good luck!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

CIP - Sky Blue Sleigh

Hello CI Paint fans! 

For today's project I've painted a wooden sleigh with Creative Inspirations Paint, and added some of the Jeweled Inspirations bling (SS30 Clear and SS34 Clear).  I started off by using the Sky Blue paint, and added a layer of the Blue Ice paint over it.  Love that bit of shimmery white it has added.  The runners/blades are painted in Antique Silver.  The sleigh is filled with bits and pieces of pine, silver, and white.  
The Creative Inspirations Paint I've used:
The Jeweled Inspirations I've used: 
You can see a short video of the Sleigh:  HERE

Don't forget, there's a 10% off sale going on at the Creative Inspirations Website all month!

Thanks so much for joining me today, and I'll be back soon with a new CIP project!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Trees from TAWS

I've been busy working away at Mom's Christmas card list, so over the next few days I will try to get the completed ones posted.  Most of these are the cards that have to be mailed, so they are fairly flat to make that easier for her (and less expensive because they sure do add up when you make them 5.5 x 5.5).

I've used a cute freebie from The Alley Ways Stamps.  It's a trio of Christmas trees that I've cut apart and placed on a die cut and paper doily before adhering them to the card front.  I've colored them with Copics and added a touch of glitter pen to each (gold on one, silver on the other).
The Challenges I'm entering are:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #184 - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - #246 - Red and Green
Paper Playtime Challenge - #90 - Christmas Colors
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #77 - I Love Christmas
The Pink Elephant Challenge - #178 - Photo Inspiration
OOZAK Challenge - #9 - Anything Goes + Red
ColourQ Challenge - #167 - Palette Challenge:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holly Leaves Cards

I've been busy pulling out my Christmas Stamps and trying to get them into one place for card making.  I had offered to make my Mom's holiday cards for her, so here are the first 2.  I tried to go with it being a CAS card, and that is always such a challenge for me!  All stamps that I've used on this card duo are from Clear Dollar Stamps. (Holly Leaves, Gift Labels, Holiday Nutcrackers)
The Challenges I'm entering are:
Clearly Inspired Challenge - CIC64 - CAS
Crafty Creations Challenges - #197 - Christmas is Coming
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - #48 - Textiles (used Lace and fiber wire)
Paper Playtime - #89 - Anything Goes
The Stamping Shack- #1 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - #182 - Bring on the Bling
OOZAK Challenge - #8 - Winter Vibes
Creative Card Crew - #24 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving LO

Hello my paper crafting friends!  A few weeks ago I found myself the lucky winner of a holiday layout class.  It's been years since I've even attempted to make a 12 x 12 layout, and I have to say that I was so excited when Pinky posted my name as the winner!  Pinky (Cristal Hobbs) teaches classes at My Creative Classroom, along with a group of other talented ladies.  So, if you're looking to learn something new, or wanting to relearn the thought process on something you used to do, check them out and see what they're offering.

If you check out the website you'll see the error I made where the ribbon should just be on one side at the top of the layout.  When I went to do the second layout I forgot to flip it and ended up putting it on the same side.  You know how well some tape sticks?  Well I use the GlueArts tape runner on my paper projects, and it really adheres paper or embellishments permanently when you use the permatac like me.  So, I compensated on the ribbon goof and added it to both sides, moving the square with stamped image up to even things out. 

Without Photos:
With Photos:
I was so excited to show my family the layout when they came over on Thanksgiving, but I think they were even more excited to see that I actually worked on getting some photos scrapped!  Next week we get to work with Acrylic!  This will be a new experience for me, and I can't wait.

Challenges I'm entering:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Thanks
Do You Stack Up - DYSU99 - Numbers
Scraptastic Club Challenge - (Farmers Market Colors)


Friday, November 23, 2012

CI Paints is Having a Sale!

Creative Inspirations Paint wants to show appreciation for their customers, and to offer a great discount to the crafters who are just looking for the right time to try CI Paint's lines out!  You can take advantage of this 10% off sale on Paints, Glitters, and Embossing powders until January 1st, 2013!

This is the perfect time to stock up on your CIP wish list, and pick up some goodies for your crafting friends to try out too!

You can visit the store here:
You can get inspiration and ideas here:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Birthday Boy with CI Paints

Hello CI Paint fans, and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you here in the US celebrating! 

For today's project I've made a card for an upcoming birthday, and tried some distressing with the Creative Inspirations Paint.  I colored this sweet image from CC Designs, and cut several die cuts using recycled cereal boxes with cardstock over the smaller pieces (the crown and birthday tag).  The frame is plain chipboard with the Onyx CI Paint directly painted on to it.  The coverage really looks as solid and shimmery either way.  I added some clear gloss over the crown (love the flecks of shimmer under that gloss!), and then stamped the Happy Birthday tag using the White Deliquesce embossing powder.   To add a bit of distressing I painted over the white lettering, with Onxy, and then dry brushed it off.  His cupcake is topped off with a bit of Carmel CI Paint, and I've just chalked around the edges of the cut image to finish it off.
Close up of the distressed Happy Birthday Tag:
The Creative Inspirations Paint I've used:
The Deliquesce Embossing Powder I've used:
Thanks so much for joining me today, and I'll be back soon with a new CIP project!