Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Donna over at has some blog candy up for grabs!  Isn't that awesomely wonderful of her!?!?!  Click the link, head on over, leave her some love, and read the rules on how you can win!

Just wanted to pass along a great chance to win some goodies!  I am not affiliated with her or her blog in any way.  Thanks Donna for a chance to win!

Sheesh, the last Wednesday in November!

Already?!?  That's crazy! 

But you know what that means, it's time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!  You should be arriving here after visiting Jenn's blog.  If you just started here, please start at the Bombshell Stamps Blog so you don't miss any of the fun!

This month Alison challenged us with a recipe challenge. Here's the ingredients:
3 Patterned Papers, 2 Bombshell Stamps images, 1 Piece of Ribbon

And here's my card:

I did manage to use all of the above, even though my 2nd Bombshell Stamp image is an itty bitty icon blossom stamp!  These images are from the Cherry Bomb Stamp Set, make sure to check it out (click here!).

Your next stop is Kelli's blog to see her take on the challenge! 

Happy Hopping!
- Kim

Bombshell Blog:
Glittery Kate:

Note:  My apologies everyone!  The links were not working earlier, but I have fixed them now.  I don't know what kind of practical joke blogger was trying to pull on me! ;-)  Thank you ladies for letting me know!  - Kim

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Making ornaments with the eBosser

Hi Everyone!
I have been thinking of a bunch of ideas for making ornaments using my eBosser and I'm getting to work making them! I have a ton of those clear glass Christmas ornaments in my craft room, so I decided to use those for my first project.
These ornaments are easy to make! See below for the tutorial.
-clear glass Christmas ball ornaments
-solid colored cardstock
-white vinyl
-Embossing Folders - Sizzix Frost (Basic Grey) & Sizzix PostCard (Tim Holtz)
-Dies - ProvoCraft - Cuttlebug 2 x 2 Snowflake Die; Cuttlebug 2x2 Die Music Note #1; Cuttlebug 2x2 Die Music Note #2
-Paper Trimmer
How To:

Using a paper trimmer cut down your cardstock to two 4 x 5 1/2 inch pieces. Next, using your eBosser, emboss each sheet of cardstock. Cut the embossed cardstock pieces into 1/4 inch strips with a paper trimmer. Then push the strips into the clear glass ornament. (I used the tip end of a paintbrush to help push some of the cardstock into the ornament and up the side of it. It also helps to curl the strips a little bit before placing them in.) After you have the strips inside, place the cap back onto the top of the ball.
Then cut out the snowflakes (or music notes or your preferred die) in white vinyl with your eBosser and stick them onto the outside of your ornament. Take a piece of twine and tie it to the top of the ornament so it can hang from a tree branch.

These ornaments are so easy to make and customize, they are great for presents or for your own tree! 
Happy Craftin'!
- Kim

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

False Confessions

Today is False Confessions Day! 

 Ms. November, Cassie, has challenged us to a True Confessions Challenge, because false confessions are no fun.  Check out the Bombshell Blog for all of the great projects that have been created by the Bombshell Girls and Pin-Ups and link up your take for a chance to win some stamps!

My confession:  I am addicted to coffee.  Yes, it's true.  I drink at least 3 cups a day.  And I absolutely need a cup before I can function in the morning.  I am so not a morning person.

 I couldn't decide which one I liked better so I posted both cards.  I feel the skulls represent most mornings where I'm still half asleep and ignoring morning people's upbeat jittery attitudes and chatter.  And the devil is those "other" mornings, where I'm really not in a good mood, definately need a cup of coffee, and would like to tell morning people where to go.  (See, I told you I wasn't a morning person....)  
So now you know my true confession: Coffee Addict.
Coffee Cup SVG file: Christmas Cheer SVG Kit by SVG Cuts

Have a great day!
- Kim

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Give Thanks

Hi Everyone!  Here's my Craftwell DT Project for this week:
Using the eBosser and Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction Collection Kit, I created this cute turkey Thanksgiving card.
Here's the scrapbook layout sketch by Carta Bella that I used to help me create this card.
- eBosser by Craftwell
- Carta Bella Alphabet Junction Collection Kit
- Bazzill Cardstock in black, brown, light brown, yellow
- Inkssentials Opaque White Pen
- Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Turkey #2
- Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Nested Maple Leaves (Small & Medium leaves)
- Spellbinders Nestabilities - Pumpkin Circles (3 inch pumpkin circle)
- Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels One (4 inch label die)
- Regency Letter Embossing Folder by Craftwell
- Pop Dots
- Adhesive
- Paper Trimmer
- Scorer
How To:
- With a paper trimmer cut down the green floral cardstock to 12x8. Score the 12 inches in the middle at 6 inches, so you have a 6x8 card with the fold at the top.
- Cut out the turkey die with your eBosser in Bazzill cardstock; assemble and adhere turkey together; using white inkssentials pen to make the whites of the eyes. I also cut out the feet in yellow and attached them on top of the light brown feet.
- Cut out the 3 inch pumpkin circle die with your eBosser in the green floral paper. Glue the turkey die cut on top of the circle.
- Cut out the 4 inch label die with your ebosser in the striped cardstock. Glue the label to the middle center of the card, and using pop dots attach the pumpkin circle die cut.
- Using your eBosser - cut out 1 medium maple leaf in blue cardstock; 2 small leaves in blue cardstock; 2 small leaves in red patterned cardstock; 2 maple leaves in off white. Emboss the 2 off white maple leaves with your eBosser and Regency Embossing Folder.
- Adhere the medium maple leaf to the top right of the label on the card; glue the small red and white leaf next to the blue one.
- On the bottom of the card glue the white and 2 blue leaves (see main picture)
- Place a pop dot underneath the last red maple leaf and attach to the left of the label on the card.
- On the right side of the card, use the sticker letters included in the Alphabet Junction Collection Kit to spell out 'Give Thanks' vertically. (use main picture for reference)
- Place pop dots underneath the blue and beige banner sticker and attach to card underneath the turkey circle. Use small sticker letters from kit to spell out 'gobble' and adhere to banner.
- Using paper trimmer - trim blue cardstock to 3/4 inch x 6 inches; trim red cardstock to 1/2 inch x 5 inches; trim striped cardstock to 1/2 inch x 3 inches. Emboss all 3 strips with eBosser and Regency embossing folder. Then glue the strips onto the left hand side of the card (see pic for reference).
This turkey die is one of my favorites because this lil guy is so darn adorable! I love how bright and cheery Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction Collection makes this card. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions please ask below.
Happy Thanksgiving Craftin'!
- Kim

Monday, November 19, 2012

Muse Monday in November...

Hey Everyone!

I can't believe this Thursday is Thanksgiving!  Where is the time flying to?!  I have been getting caught up in the hustle of life, and am looking forward to unwinding, relaxing and enjoying the upcoming holidays.  And also finding more time to craft!

Today is Monday as you know, a day I'm not too fond of.  But since it's a short work week this week, I'm all for it!  And oh, it's Muse Monday at Bombshell Stamps!  The 3rd one, so if you have missed the past 2 make sure you check those out along with this week's awesome projects at 

I feel like I have been making a lot of cards lately and I am totally missing my 3d projects so my inner muse decided that this month's featured stamp, Cherry Bomb, needed to be used with a gift card box! 

So here it is:

Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out the gift card box svg's.  For the insert and frame accent (on top) I stamped the bomb icon stamp in red (chianti) ink.  After it was dry, I assembled the gift card box together.  Next I stamped, colored in, and fussy cut out the Cherry Girl, cherries, blossom flowers, and banner and then adhered them to the top of the box.

And Voila!  A Cherry Bomb gift card box!  I am on a bit of a kraft paper kick right now and can't wait to use it on some more projects.

See below for a list of supplies, and if you have any questions just ask in the comments section.  =)

Have a great Monday!
- Kim

Bombshell Stamps - Cherry Bomb Stamp Set 
SVG Cuts - My Day With Dad SVG Kit
electronic cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo
Copic Markers
Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Colorbox Ink in Chianti
Cardstock in white and kraft
sheet protector

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sketch Time!

Good Morning! (Or afternoon, or evening... depending on when you are reading this!)

For the November sketch challenge at Bombshell Stamps, I was kinda torn on what image to use.  I decided to go with the Indian Princess Stamp Set

Why, you ask?   Well quite honestly,  A) I already had this set printed out since I have the digi set (I'm not gonna lie - yes I was feeling a little lazy and my craft room's in the middle of a major cleaning due to past weather events, so I didn't feel like searching for my stamp pads even though I'm going to need to do that soon...) and B) I really like coloring the feathers on the Indian Princess (is that weird? =/  <--- that's my undecided face).

Here's the November Sketch:
And here is my take on the November sketch:

Now head on over to the Bombshell Stamps Blog and see what the other Bombshell Girl's and Pin-Ups created!  And please don't forget, you can link up your take on the sketch using Bombshell Stamps and be entered for a chance to win a stamp set!

Bombshell Stamps - Indian Princess Stamp Set
Simple Stories "Harvest Lane" 6x6 Paper Pad
Colored Pencils & Copics
Pop Dots
Scotch ATG Gun

Thanks for looking!
- Kim

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Snowflake Ornaments

Hi Everyone!

 What are your thoughts on non-traditional Christmas colors?  Do you love them or hate them?  I really do love the traditional and vintage color schemes of Christmas, but a few years ago I really started getting into the non-traditional colors too.  This year I decided I'm having a mini non-traditional tree in addition to my regular tree.  And of course this tree is going to need some ornaments! So, using Carta Bella's Paris Girl Collection and my eBosser I made some new ornaments for my mini tree. 

-eBosser by Craftwell
-Paris Girl Collection by Carta Bella
-Vintage Dies by Cuttlebug/ProvoCraft
-Create A Flake Two Shapeabilities Dies by Spellbinders
-Pop Dots
-Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

How To:

Cut out the 3 snowflake dies and the fancy edged vintage square die with your eBosser. 

Next, adhere the smallest snowflake on top of the middle snowflake with pop dots.  Then adhere the middle snowflake on top of the big snowflake with pop dots.  Take a pink round sticker word (ex- smile) from the Carta Bella sticker sheet, place a pop dot underneath it and adhere on top of the middle of the smallest snowflake. Next attach ribbon to the big snowflake using a slip knot and then weave it through the fancy edged square die (use a small amount of glue underneath the ribbon on the back of the dies to keep the ribbon in place).  At the top of the square, make a knot and leave the ends long enough so you can tie a ribbon around the tree branch. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! 

- Kim

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fall Vase Wrap

Happy Friday!

Did you know that every Friday, the Bombshell Stamps blog has a new tutorial featured?! 
This week's featured tutorial is my Fall Vase Wrap.
Check it out!

Have a great weekend!

- Kim

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Party! Party!

Hi Everyone!
It's party time!!! Carta Bella's collection, Alphabet Junction, is great for making birthday cards. This line is so fun and colorful! The card I made this week could work for either a kid's birthday or for the adult that's really a kid at heart.
-Craftwell eBosser
-Craftwell eCraft
-Carta Bella Alphabet Junction Collection Kit
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Bigz Die
-ProvoCraft Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
-Unity Stamp Company - It's A Party Stamp (Elephant)
-Queen & Co Self Adhesive Pearls in Nightfall (3 pcs)
- Pop Dots
- Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
-Colored Pencils in Red and Green
-Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
-Scoring Tool
-Paper Trimmer
- Scissors
How To:
First, with the eCraft cut an 11 inch wide by 9 inch height rectangle out of the striped paper and score it down the middle, so you have a 5.5w x 9h inch card. 
Next, cut out the bracket shaped card element from the Alpha Cards paper (with scissors or paper trimmer) and glue it down to the blue paper. Cut the blue paper down (with paper trimmer) so you have a little bit of a border around the bracket shaped card element and glue this on an angle towards the top of the card. Ink up the elephant stamp and stamp it onto the blue paper. When dry, cut the stamped image out with scissors leaving a little bit of a border around the outside of the elephant. (Using colored pencils I colored in some of the image.) Adhere the elephant to the middle of the bracket shape with pop dots. Cut down the banner sticker, place pop dots underneath to adhere to the top of the bracket card element. See above picture for reference.
Next, using the eCraft and SCAL3 cut out a 4 inch wide by 3 inch height rectangle and emboss with the Happy Birthday embossing folder in the eBosser. Adhere the embossed paper to the bottom of the card. Using the alphabet stickers, spell out the word PARTY! and adhere to the blue embossed rectangle with pop dots. (I first stuck the letters onto the green paper and then cut them out with scissors leaving a border around them before adhering with pop dots). Take the flower circles border sticker, cut down to 4 inches wide and adhere to the bottom of the blue embossed rectangle with pop dots.
Using the eBosser and the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, cut out 3 of the small flower (about 1 inch wide) and 3 of the next smallest flower (which is almost 2 inches wide) out of pink paper. Next, emboss the flowers with the eBosser and the Happy Birthday embossing folder.
Adhere a small flower on top of the bigger flower and adhere with glue onto the card per picture. Repeat with remaining two flowers. Then add a black flat backed pearl to the middle of each flower.
The card is completed and now you are ready for a party!
- Kim

Friday, November 2, 2012

Update and a card made with Carta Bella and Craftwell

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry I have been a little m.i.a.  I'm in NJ and we had a terrible storm here this past week.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 Since I didn't get my Craftwell DT project on my blog on Tuesday, I have posted it below.  Thank you for your understanding.

- Kim

This month's sponsor is Carta Bella and I'm so excited to be using their products! Their collection kits and paper are beautiful, and cut great with the eBosser and eCraft. Today I have a simple card tutorial using Carta Bella's "Paris Girl" Collection Kit and the eBosser.

-Carta Bella - Paris Girl Collection Kit (Around Town Paper - polka dot side; French Dots Paper - Grey Side; French Labels Paper - pink fleur de lis side; Ooh la la! Paper - white and black fleur de lis side; The Best Days Are With You Sticker; pink stripe/black polka dot strip sticker)
-Paper Trimmer
-Regency Letter Embossing Folder by Craftwell
-Spellbinders - Labels One Nestabilities (4 inch - largest one and 3 inch die - the 3rd die from the largest die)
-Pop Dots
-6 Rhinestones
-Black Copic Marker
-scorer and scoring board

How To:

First with a paper trimmer I cut a piece of the Around Town Paper to 6"x12" and scored it in half so I had a 6"x6" card with the polka dots on the outside. Then I cut a piece of the French Dots Paper to 4 1/2"x 4 1/2" and embossed the grey side of the paper with Craftwell's Regency embossing folder in the eBosser. I adhered the embossed grey piece of paper on to the middle of the card base.
Next using Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities and the eBosser, I die cut the French Labels Paper with the 4 inch die and the Ooh la la! Paper with the 3 inch die. I then adhered the white and black fleur de lis side to the top of the pink fleur de lis die cut and placed it onto of the middle of the grey embossed square work a pop dot.

I took The Best Days Are With You Sticker and placed it on some scrap Cardstock and cut it out. Then I placed it on top of the black and white fleur de lis die cut with a pop dot. I cut down the pink stripe/black polka dot strip sticker to the size of the card and placed it on the bottom. Then I added 3 rhinestones to the top left and bottom right of the card.  All edges were inked with a black Copic marker instead of an ink pad.

A simple card for someone special!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

- Kim