Thursday, June 30, 2011

getting ready for the 4th

WE have no plans this year for 4th of July. Usually, every year, we through a BBQ or go somewhere but this year, we plan on just hanging out... maybe head down to the family to swim...
I wanted to share some cards/tags I made that have a patriotic feel to them

First up is a card using K and Co new line ... love its vintage authenticity..

I loved the bright blue and I added in strips of Donna Salazar papers that I had laying around from scraps of bigger projects.
Love how the denim and lacey edges added a rustic Americana touch!

Next up is a scrap or tag I made
using K and Co accents with Donna Salazar artistic papers, and Antiquities line of papers I thought it would be fun to do the red/white/blue colors mixed with Kraft with a friendship/anniversary or love themed message... very unique and fun!

and this card... a favorite ....

just a mixture of things right on my desk at the moment... Love how it all comes together!!!

What are your plans for the 4th?  Hope you all leave me a comment and share.. look forward to hearing from you  all..!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Hi. Kim here with a few cards to get you through June. June is synonomous with Brides and Dads. We spend the time finishing up school, grilling with Dad on Fathers Day and attending lots of outdoor weddings. I wanted to create a few cards that would be on hand during this busy social month.

The first card I made with my own father in mind. My dad is always reminding me to relax and since I get my type A personality from him, ;)  I am returning the sentiment.

I wanted to use some distressed corrugated cardboard as my card base. It gives a great support and has a masculine texture. I inked the edges with Clearsnap ink in Chocolate and Blueberries
The pattern papers are from the Antiquities line by Donna Salazar Designs for GCD
 I fussy cut a little stop watch from the Crafty Chronicle and the Artistic papers calendar
Created to put at his desk as a reminder to enjoy , relax and take some time for himself.

For the next card, Wedding Day, I took a more feminine approach.

First, I layered several pattern papers from the Antiquities line. I wanted to keep the traditional blue color scheme that is commonly found in wedding themes. I stamped a sentiment using Clearsnap ink in Chocolate and Blueberries and added some Fairy Dust Glitter in Mixed Berries to give it an iridescent glow
I spritzed a doily with Smooch Spritz in River Mossy.                .

Next, I tied a ribbon and added some gems for a beautiful card to celebrate the Happy Day!

Hope this gives you some ideas for card making during June and using Antiquities papers. Its so versatile that it covers the many occasions you will make cards for this summer and throughout the year!

Take some Time card:
Pattern papers, Antiquities, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD
Calendar, Artistic Paper, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD
Chocolate and Blueberries Cats Eye Queue, Clearsnap,
Airplane accent, K and Co
Stick pin, Maya Road
Rub On's Recollections for Michaels

Happy Wedding Day card:
Pattern papers, Antiquities, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD
Smooch Spritz,  Donna Salazar Designs colors, Clearsnap
Cats Eye Chalk ink Queue, Chocolate and Blueberries,  Clearsnap
Fairy Dust Glitter, Donna Salazar Designs, Clearsnap
Stamp frame and sentiment, Papertrey Ink, Anniversary set 2010
Stick Pin, Maya Road
Ribbon, Offray
Vintage button, Jenni Bowlin
Gems, Recollections for Michaels

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

In His Shadow

Sharing a layout I did using the fabulous Antiquities line of papers

As an accent, I spritzed a large doily with Smooch Spritz in a few layers  of  Green Olive and Caramel Latte . The shimmery spritz blend reminds me of the old aged look of patina you find in museums and old furniture.
I made some little handmade paper flowers and stems out of the paper and added a dark brad center.

The double sided papers are so fun for layering!  Each paper has different textures both tactile and visual so you get a unique layout depending how you build upon your layout!

See all the details just from the prints in the papers. I love the scallop borders created from the Paper Ribbons page.

I also added a quote from Donna Salazar's Crafty Chronicle that fit perfectly with this theme. 
This paper line has already gotten lots of use and I haven't even begun to tire from it because it goes with just about every theme and with the details right in the paper, all you need is scissors, glue and some imagination and the possibilities are endless!

Pattern paper,  Antiquities, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD
Quote, from Crafty Chronicle, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD
Smooch Spritz, Donna Salazar Designs, Clearsnap

We are camping this weekend so I 'll be back soon with a new post and some new things I added to my Etsy shop.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Okay, I have been neglectful of you, my sweet little blog and friendly visitors .

I have no excuses, nothing to say.
LOL Feeling a bit sheepy lately

Can I make it up by sharing some little pretties?   I have had fun with some of my stamps. Using some Valentine stamps for Non valentine type cards. Love is... after all.... always in season, right?

and I converted the Bliss stamp into a wedding themed one.
I used the clear glassine bag and Prima packaging as layers. I love love love the look of white embossing onto black paper... so elegant.
Okay, I promise not to stay away so long this time... did I make it up with all my "love" projects?  Sort of?  ;;) 


Monday, June 06, 2011

Hot off the Press....Younique embellishments for layouts

Hey all, Its Kim . Im here to share some fun ways to use scrapbook papers to create unique embellishments for your scrapbook page.

I started building my layout with lots of layers from the Antiquities line by Donna Salazar for GCD studios
I lightly spritzed the background with Smooch Spritz in Woodstain. I didn't want to add too much extra color but just lightly gave it some rich color and texture.
After grunging it up by inking it and distressing it I wanted to add some fun embellishments to this page.
I created a quirky title by laying the letter chipboards down to match the wording of 'a crooked' smile

This created some visual interest and gave the layout a whimsical feel which matches the theme .

 Next, make sure you check  out Donna Salazars Crafty Chronicle.  Not only is this fun newspaper chock full of silly articles, clever quotes and crafty goodness, it was also perfect for cutting up and using as paper accents on my scrapbook page!

I closely cut around the car, as seen here and I layered it on a few of my patterned paper pieces. Inked edges give it dimension .

To create more accents as embellishments , I added some other hand cut elements from the Crafty Chronicle  including the bee and the word "younique" which I used as part of my title
I added some Fairy Dust Glitter in Pralines in Cream to the bees wings adding another dimension of unity to the design of the embellishments.
A tag full of textured "junque" accents ties the entire layout together!

So get to your nearest newstand... I mean.. Scrapbook Store and ask for Donna Salazars Crafty Chronicle now... and begin to create your own "younique" embellishments today!

Supplies used:
Crafty Chronicle, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD Studios Spring 2011
Fairy Dust Glitter, Donna Salazar Designs, Clearsnap
Smooch Spritz , Donna Salazar Designs, Clearsnap
Antiquities line, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD Studios
Chipboard letters, Jillibean Soup
Manila tag, ribbon, from craft supply
metal gear, Ranger, Tim Holtz

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Inside My Head