Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 3:30 PM
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 10:24 AM
Now for the hard part! I am supposed to pass on this award to 5 more people! Urgh...only 5?? There are just so many blogs I follow, and so many talented people out there! I will name 5 people, but honestly, I would love to pass this on to all the talented stampers out there! Thank you so much for all the inspiration!
Flower over at Arts by Flowers
Julie Koerber over at Out to Impress
Paula over at Paper Possibilities
Penny over at Penelope's Pitstop
Becca over at Amazing Paper Grace
Thank you again ladies, have a wonderful day everyone!
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 8:47 AM
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 12:03 PM
The next card I wanted to keep simple. I just stamped the sentiment on pink, and embossed in silver. Matted with silver shimmer. Both were done with the Nestibilities. Snowflakes are from Inkadinkado, sentiment from Stampendous. Added some gems, and that's it for this card.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 11:46 AM
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 8:35 AM
Well, I had to return a paper trimmer today and get it replaced as I broke the clear strip that holds the paper in place. So I went to M's and did that. On the way home I thought I would quickly stop by Photo Memories (scrap and stamp store). I really just went in to see if they had any new stamps, and they did! lol...So I picked up a set of Inkadinkado clear stamps, then went to the counter. Guess what they had on display??? Well, you will probably never guess, so I will tell you! The Making Memories SLICE!!!!! Oh boy, it was calling out my name, begging me to buy it!! They just got them in and hadn't even played with them yet. I bought The Slice (my new friend) and 2 more cartridges, came home, plugged it in to charge, and I have already been playing with it! Talk about simple to use, it also cuts like a charm! When they preordered them, the Canadian dollar was high, and they received great pricing. BUT, with the dollar once again being low, the next order The Slice will be about 60 dollars more? The second he said that, I made up my mind and knew I had to have it! I also had 2 - 20% off coupons, and 1 - 10% off coupon. So in the end I bought The Slice, 2 extra cartridges, 1 set of stamps, cheaper than I will be able to buy The Slice when it comes in again. Can you say Happy Stamper??? LOL That's me tonight!
My husband has been away for a few weeks for work, and he flies home tonight! YEAH! It will be so nice to have him home again. I am working tomorrow though, and he is working all weekend. Even though it will be a busy weekend for him, I sure love knowing he is at home at night with me! Looks like I will have some creative time too!
Sorry about my ramblings tonight, I am just excited about my man coming home and my great deal today!!
I will take a picture of my new friend tomorrow afternoon!
Have a great evening!
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 6:54 PM
I just love the Christmas stamps from Inkadinkado! I am going to be teaching a stamping class, and it's mostly beginners, so I had to be careful with that I chose to do for cards. They had to be quite basic, but I still wanted them to be eye catching. The lady that asked me to do this owns The Scrapbooking Cafe Online, and carries the Cuttlebug and all the folders and dies, as well as the Nestibilities. So, I wanted to include as much of these as possible. I love how they turned out!
The first card uses the Winter Owl from Inkadinkado. He is stamped with Black Versafine, then embossed with Egyptian Gold. I know it's hard to see in the photo, but it does glitter. I cut it out with the Petite Oval Nestibilities, then layered on a larger scalloped oval. I ran a strip thru the Cuttlebug using the Snowflake embossing folder. Then cut a green strip wider, and also used the Cuttlebug Snowflake Die to cut out some snowflakes. The edges of the white paper are all edged with Distress Inks (tea dye). After the card was assembled, I added Stickles to the snowflakes and parts of the owl image. This card glitters so beautifully in real life.
The second card uses the Inkadinkado Reindeer. Isn's she pretty? She is stamped with Chocolate Brilliance, then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I used the Long Rectangle Nestibilites to cut her out, and also cut out a larger scalloped rectangle. The tag was cut out also using the Nestibilites Ribbon Tags. All edges were distressed using Distress Inks (tea dye). After the card was assembled, I added Stickles to parts of the Reindeer, and it is so sparkly...love it! Almost forgot to mention I used one of the new Martha Stewart border punches as well. It took me a long time to finally buy some of her border punches, but now that I have....well, I am hooked big time!
You should be able to click on either of the cards above to get a better view and see the glitter better.
I have a busy day ahead of me. I just went through a sleep study, because I snore like a man at hunt camp (so my husband says)! lol They discovered that I have sleep apnea...so today I go in to get a CPAP machine. Not sure I am going to like that mask much, BUT, it would be so nice to wake up in the morning and feel well rested. Some mornings I wake up and feel more tired than I did when I went to bed! lol Then I have some other running around to do...oh the joy...lol
Wish me luck! lol
Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by today!
P.S. I almost forgot to share my big news! I had 3 of my cards picked up for a magazine! They won't be published until Summer '09, but I am already excited! I have been submitting like crazy...and finally it happens!! YEAH!
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 7:07 AM
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 7:37 PM
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 5:36 PM
I did this frame last month, and realised I had forgotten to post it. I have been trying to do something different lately, not just cardmaking. I am not sure why, but being a bit adventurous! lol Anyway, I painted a frame, then sanded it down. I then stamped and embossed with black embossing powder. I thought it looked a bit to shiny, so I went over everything with the sand paper again. I like the more distressed look. All stamps used on this are from Quietfire Design, as well as the digital collage image.
My g/f Louise was over just when I finished the frame and loved it, so I gave it to her! It sounds bad, but when it was made it just didn't fit the interior of my place, and it suited her much better! Funny how we do that!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 5:29 PM