Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Into Action! February Blog Hop @ Bombshell Stamps

The theme for this month's Hump Day Hop at Bombshell Stamps is Leap Into Action!   Since, it's leap year and the hop falls on Leap Day - Alison, the hostess, has challanged us to make a project with our Bombshell's where they are heroes. 

You should have arrived here from Kickisen's blog. If not, be sure to check out the blog hop list below! 

For my card, I dressed up my Bombshell Angel with the Police Officer digital stamp outfit.  

Some of this card was made using my electronic cutter (the eCraft) and the program SureCutsALot3 (SCAL3).  The card, rectangle and oval were created with SCAL3's basic shapes and the font is also from SCAL3 with a shadow background layer.  These were then cut with my eCraft machine.

I also broke out my embossing folders to add some texture.  The bombshell officer was stamped and printed (this is a mix of rubber stamps and digital stamps), colored in with copics, fussy cut with my scissors (fancy cut? I've heard both... pretend I just said whichever you prefer!), and then adhered to the blue oval with some pop dots to give this card some dimension. I also used Copics on the edges of some of my elements instead of ink.

Your next stop is Kathi's blog. Head on over and see what awesome project she has come up with!

Hope you are enjoying the Hump Day Hop!!  Happy Leap Day!  

Here's the Hop List in case you have wandered off the path. 

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Alex: http://www.paperandstring.blogspot.com/
Laura: http://craftylittlewoman.blogspot.com/
Sparkly Engineer: http://sparkly-train.blogspot.com/
Kelli: http://www.cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com
Glittery Katie: http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.com
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/
Kickisen: http://kickiskaos.blogspot.com/
Kim: http://www.craftypinkanchor.blogspot.com   <---- This is where you are!
Kathi: http://kathstales.blogspot.com


- Kim

Supply List for Hero Card:
Stamps: Bombshell Stamps - Bombshell Angel Stamp Set & "To The Rescue" Digital Stamps
Ink: Tsukineko Memento
Markers: Copic Ciao

Electronic Cutter: eCraft by Craftwell
Program: SCAL3
Embossing: Provocraft Cuttlebug; A2 Stars Emboss Folder; A2 Diamond Emboss Folder
Ribbon: Offray
Cardstock: Recollections; The Paper Company
Adhesives: Scotch ATG; Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive; Glue Dots; Pop Dots

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Some Like It Hot...

Here's a card I made for the February Sketch Challange over at Bombshell Stamps.  I flipped the sketch for my card.



I stamped the skull and crossbones stamp from the "Love and Luck" Stamp Set onto white paper to make the background that the Lil' Devil is in front of.  The quote is from the "To The Rescue Bombshell" Digital Stamp Set. 

- Kim

Supplies:
Stamps:  Bombshell Stamps - Love and Luck Stamps, Bombshell Angel Stamps, To The Rescue Bombshell (Digital Stamp Set)
Ink:  Tsukineko Memento
Markers: Copic Ciao
Cardstock: Recollections 
Adhesives: Scotch ATG and Quick Dry Adhesive; Pop Dots

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bitter Sweet Love

The February Challange over at Bombshell Stamps is to show the good and the bad side of love.  So, I went with the whole heaven and hell theme.  When things are going great in love, you feel like you are on cloud nine, the sun's shining, roses are blooming, there's probably something singing in the background somewhere...  But when things are going not so great, you can feel like you are in the fiery pits of hell. 

So here's my Heaven and Hell Valentine Gift Box.  And as always, my supply list is at the end of the post.

How awesome are these stamps?!  I love them!

Some pretty cherry blossom flowers on the sides.


The dress is a die cut from Bombshell Stamps that I embossed.  I love that you can mix and match Bombshell Pin-up's outfits with these die cuts!

I used Pop Dots to add dimension to some of the elements on this box.

Thanks for looking!

- Kim

Stamps: Bombshell Stamps - Bombshell Angel & Love and Luck Sets
Markers: Copic
Inks: Tsukineko Memento and Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Cardstock: Recollections
Electronic Cutting MachineeCraft by Craftwell
Program: SCAL 3
Diecuts: Bombshell Stamps - Bombshell Clothing Diecut Collection (dress)
SVG Files:  I used SCAL 3 shapes to make my own clouds, fire and band around the heart;   SVGCuts.com - Love Me Do SVG kit (Heart Flat Candy box) and Crush On You Boxes SVG kit(roses)
Embossing: ProvoCraft - Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG gun and Quick Dry Adhesive; Glue Dots; Pop Dots




Monday, February 20, 2012

Question:: What does a monkey have to do with St. Patty's Day?!

Answer::  Not a thing!  

But Lettering Delights has the new sets by Nancy Kubo up for sale now, and this monkey is adorable!  Then I saw Jin's cute new banner featuring this monkey at Under A Cherry Tree.  I couldn't help it, I just had to make something!  So, since I am in need of some St. Patrick's Day cards, I thought what the heck, this monkey is ready for a party!  

I used three different svg sets for this card, make sure you check them out at the end of the post!

I added some Pop Dots under these shamrocks to add some dimension to the card.
So cute!!!


Electronic Cutting MachineeCraft by Craftwell
Program:  SCAL3
SVG Files: SCAL3 shapes (bow);  Lettering Delights:  Nancys Buddies Cut It Sets, Leprechaun Hat SVG set, Holiday Hats SVG set
Cardstock: Recollections and The Paper Company
Adhesive: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive; Pop Dots
Markers: Copic Ciao

Thanks for stopping by today!

- Kim

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challange - PDCC119

I just found out about The Play Date Cafe - thanks to The Twinery! They are also this weeks sponsor for the weekly challange.


Well, when I saw the color pallette I couldn't resist making something for this challange -- Black and white, with a splash of hot pink. My favorite color combo is black and pink!


Here's their color pallette:


And here's the card I made for this challange:


And a closeup of the 3D star. (my favorite part of this card).



Supplies Used:
Electronic Cutting Machine: eCraft by Craftwell
Cutting Program: SCAL 3
SVG'sSVGCuts - Breezy Backyard Lever Cards (pinwheel card elements), Hippity Hoppity (banner), and Made In The USA (3D star)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - Stars of Worn (background stamp) and Happy Birthday Bitty Itty Bitty with Jillibean Soup;  Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set (wishes on the banner)
Cardstock: Recollections
Adhesives:  Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Glue Dots
Inks: Archival Ink by Ranger
Twine: The Twinery

Edit: Update: This card received honorable mention at The Play Date Cafe!  Hooray!!
Cream in our Coffee at The Play Date Cafe

- Kim

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Good Morning Everyone!
Today I just wanted to share two Valentine projects I made and wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!!! 

50's Love Story - Valentine Gift Box
Electronic Cutting Machine: eCraft by Craftwell
Cutting Program: SCAL 3
SVG's:  SVGCuts.com - Love Me Do, Rockin and Rollin, Kate's Holiday Silhouettes, 24 Valentines (treble clef).
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co - Stamp of the week: week 2
Cardstock: Recollections, DCWV, and Echo Park's Happy Days Collection
Elements Sticker and Alpha's: Echo Park's Happy Days Collection
Adhesives:  Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Glue Dots
Inks: Clearsnap


Love Story Card
Electronic Cutting Machine: eCraft by Craftwell
Cutting Program: SCAL 3
SVG's:  SVGCuts.com - Rockin and Rollin and 24 Valentines (for music note and treble clef).
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co - Stamp of the week: week 2 & 4
Cardstock: Recollections, DCWV, and Echo Park's Happy Days Collection
Elements: Echo Park's Happy Days Collection
Adhesives:  Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Glue Dots
Inks: Ranger Archival Ink

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

- Kim


Linked at:
Paper Issues

Monday, February 13, 2012

Love You Sew, Valentine...

 This is one of my submissions for the SVG Cuts Valentine's Day Contest on their facebook page.  Please scroll down for more pictures and a list of supplies used. 



  The bottom of the sewing machine is also a gift box.  It would be great for candy or sewing notions.  



This is my favorite part of the sewing machine!  The wheel on the back is a flourish from the SVGCuts kit "Romantic Flourishes" and I just welded it into the middle of a circle using SCAL3.

This lever card is from Winter's Chill Collection and the dress form is from Crafty Mice Collection, both by SVG Cuts.



Thanks for looking!  Please see below for my list of supplies used.

- Kim

Electronic Cutting Machine: eCraft by Craftwell
Cutting Program: SCAL3 by Craft Edge
SVG Files: SVG Cuts -  Romantic Flourishes, Winter's Chill, Crafty Mice, Every Day Cards & SCAL3 Basic Shapes

Cardstock: Be Mine by Echo Park - (these are digital paper downloads from JessicaSprague.com that I printed out on white cardstock)
Twine: The Twinery

Embroidery Floss: DMC
White Heart Brad: Creative Impressions (available at ACOT)
Markers: Copic Ciao
Adhesives: Scotch Quick Dry Glue; Glue Dots; Scotch ATC Gun

Wood Spools: from AC Moore
buttons, needle, pins: unknown; from my stash



Linked at:
Paper Issues




Saturday, February 4, 2012

You Make My Heart Flutter...

Happy February!

There's only 9 days left until Valentine's Day, how's everyones Valentines Crafts coming along?!  I still have alot left to make.

Today I want to share a different kind of Valentine project I made.  I didn't use traditional Valentine colors, in fact, I didn't even use a Valentine paper line!  I used the oh so beautiful Victoria Gardens line by Echo Park. 

Warning: This post is picture heavy. 



This corset heart with wings is a gift box!  Can you guess what's inside?

Yeah, I think you're supposed to read the card before you open the gift right?  It's the nice thing to do!

The rose is from Crush On You Boxes SVG Kit by SVG Cuts - the leaves are just some extra green hearts I had leftover from the gift box.





The corset heart is made up from a heart from the Love Me Do Collection Kit and the freebie svg file Lover's Lace (both from SVG Cuts) - I just broke apart the heart and welded the lace on in SCAL3.  I also had to break apart the hearts on the lace so I could rotate them to be the way I needed them to be. 
 Now it's time to unlace this heart - you want a peek at the gift inside right?   


Ha! Not yet!  Yeah, I tricked ya!  Ok, grab that piece of twine and unravel it from that cute lil pink heart and pull that door open...

The heart shaped box is from the Love Me Do Collection Kit @ SVG Cuts.  I just added a small heart in the middle of all the heart top files so I could make a window. 

Yep... Candy!!!!  Probably just as you suspected from the beginning of this post.  Well, you could have just opened the box the regular way, but come on!  Wasn't this way more fun?!?


Hope ya liked my Valentine candy gift box!

- Kim


Electronic Cutting Machine: eCraft by Craftwell
Cutting Program: SCAL3 by Craft Edge
SVG Files: SVG Cuts - Love Me Do SVG Kit; Jamie's Favorite Things; Lover's Lace - Free SVG file from 01.10.10; Crush On You Boxes SVG Kit
White Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Cardstock: Victoria Gardens by Echo Park - (these are digital paper downloads from JessicaSprague.com that I printed out on white cardstock)
Alphas and Elements: Victoria Gardens by Echo Park - (these are digital alpha and elements downloads from JessicaSprague.com that I printed out on white cardstock)
Twine: The Twinery
Ribbon: Offray
Heart Brads: Creative Impressions (available at ACOT)
Markers: Copic Ciao
Adhesives: Scotch Quick Dry Glue; Pop Dots; Glue Dots; Scotch ATC Gun




Linked up at Paper Issues



michellepaige