Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pretty Prima

has done it again.... They are revealing a huge secret!!! STay tuned to their blog to find out mnore and play along for a chance to win some incredible prizes!!!

Prima surprise   I am very very curious about this!!!!

Happy Sunday friends..


Thursday, February 25, 2010

If you Believe

for Got sketch 105 class.. based on the first awesome sketch by Valerie Salmon's ideas and Lynn Gharary's sketches...
You can find out info about Got sketch on their blog here


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Year in Cards

so most of you that know me know I love love to make cards more than anything.... and I have been a "pea" hanging over at the Pub for over 7 years... I am finally starting to do some of the great educational classes that they offer...
Kristina Warner is an awesome cardmaker and a member of the garden over there and hosts this challenge
check out the deets here
This challenge we were to create a card that incorporates some sort of gift... so I was inspired by her sketches and created three cards.
The first one is a fold out card that has a pocket inside to hold a tea bag.. card says take 5... great for teachers , mothers day etc...
The second card I did the standard gift card holder inside a normal card front.. easy to make and it stays put great with the transparent pocket!
The third one is a fun one I thought up... I had found a template to make these little goody boxes (you can also buy them pre made at craft stores)  I adhered it to the front of scalloped cardstock and stuck the wrapped treats inside the cellophane bag inside...I thought these would be great party favors.

so... three cards done ;) this is a great system for getting cards done.. especially if you aren't entirely confident when it comes to cardmaking... Hope to see some of you play along !


Monday, February 22, 2010

Parisian Love

a layout for the latest Noel Mignon challenge...details are on their blog...

the papers and embellies in this Seaside kit are just divine!!! I knew how perfect it would be for me loving all things soft and shabby with a girlie vintage feel... I did this for the challenge inspired by the colors, the collagey picture and the script handwriting which just spoke to me.
Journaling reads: " I have this romantic notion of living amongst the City of Lights. I have always been fascinated by the culture of Paris...the elegant shabby chic style. From the romantic sounding language to the Euro French countryside.. what's not to love?
I dream of one day living in an apartment taking photographs by day, visiting the art studios of the Greats and spending evenings at the cafe's. What a beautiful life that could be"
I had fun with this kit and have more... oh many more :) to share with you soon.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Prima's Product Picks

Just look at this stunning pick of shabby licious colors and products... like crafters candy!!!
I am so excited to see their new stuff and have already placed a few order to online sites for it ;)
They are having a contest if you love their stuff and want to promote it for them as well....

Prima's Picks include some of our most exciting products to date! Just look at the beautiful Grand Dame flowers...the delicate Pearl and Rose swirls...the amazingly alterable canvas Camera Bag and the sparkly Chipboard Stickers. (And don't miss the gorgeous gift boxes!) Prima's newest releases have something for every style and we want you to have a chance to win a few of these!

Just go to their blog and follow the directions for your chance to win!
Enjoy this blog candy 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My cute stamps

The name says it all... they truly are the cutest little stamps I have ever seen!
I invested in three sets... and have been stamping like crazy.. and filling them in with my copics..
I love the unique expressions and sentiments and how well they coordinate with regular scrapbook supplies
I can't wait to see what new ones they come up with....
If you are interested in purchasing some.. you can get them here on their site:


Thursday, February 11, 2010

In the Showcase

today here....Etsy Kimosabe Scraps  Click on Paper Goods column of the showcase and look for kimosabe scraps ;)  Lots of pretty things in the showcases that will brighten up your spirits...
Head over to ETSY and do some shopping... its good for your soul and you support the handmade movement!
Here is a page using up some older stuff... my neighbors darling little one... she is like a little doll!

Monday, February 08, 2010

PaperTrey Ink is hosting ...

Todays challenge... day 8 they introduced some wonderful paints that I can't wait to get my hands on... in all the famous PTI color palette!!!!!!!!
They gave us this sketch... seen above with the instructions to use it like a paint by number... remember those from childhood??/ How fun!!!
We were also assigned a wonderful color palette based on our username first initial...
On the board I go by kimosabescraps so I got this luscious bright color palette to play with...
Here is my card based on the sketch and color palette...

I used all colors... pattern papers are PaperTRey ink and a slice of gingham from Basic Grey...
Because they are also creating some awesome color felts released soon... I used a felt circle  and a favorite stamp set....Mega Mixed Messages for the sentiment...
thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

PTI birthday card bash challenge (d)

Here is my 4th card using an image from Niki Estes... I loved this one so much.. I will be doing more birthday cards using this!!

PTI birthday card bash challenge (c)

Here is another card using a fabulous sentiment from Beth Silaika....

PTI birthday card bash challenge (b)

Here is card two using an image from Dawn McVey....

PTI birthday card bash challenge (a)

Is celebrating their 3rd anniversary... this is day two challenge to use the free downloads provided by the awesome stamp designers and create a card using it....
I completed four total
Here is card number one using Heather Nichols image.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Sketchabilities sketch #9

is up.
This was the sketch we got to play with. I loved the layering on this one. This sketch was perfect for tons of pattern papers since there are just little bits showing against a solid background. The big scallop circular image was a great detail as well!

Here is my take    . I played around with some Bo Bunny, Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants rub ons and acetate overlay and some fun doilies for a lovey themed layout.
If you like the sketch... try it out and share your take...  on the blog  We would love to see your interpretation.
You can see everyone else's versions there as well!
Happy Monday!