Monday, December 22, 2014

Joy Christmas card...
J-O-Y
Jesus First
Others 2nd
Yourself last
J-O-Y


The stamps are from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps...

Using the Stamptangle Joy Ornament E3729 and the Merry Christmas Sentiment I created this card.
First I used spray inks and watercolors, then stamped the paper, added some bling and highlights.

Hope you enjoy!

Hugs,
Kim B 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Evening Prayers Review ....

These prayers initially intended for the author and friends, has a wonderful collection of prayers that are understandable and easy to use today. In the tradition of short daily devotions this book reminds me of Oswald Chambers.  A devote Christian can have an impact many years later to encourage others.
As with any book of devotions, the understanding depends on where the Christian is today with their walk.  These encouraging prayers make for a must read for the Christian today. The prayers can bring peace and joy. I recommend it. 

Found  here:  

I did receive this book free from handlebar publishing, however my opinion is my honest opinion of the book.  

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Always back to vintage

Hello there!!

I try different styles and types of cards however I always return to vintage.  I love the vintage look of things of times past.  Crafty Secrets always has a few freebies and I chose this angel (intended for a easter image) and turned into a sweet vintage Christmas card.  I am linking this to their December Challenge.   (the little pink roses are paper I made and there is just a hint of pink fibers around them.)



Also, linking to:  Imagination Crafts Challenge: Anything Goes 



My Craft Creations 2W, tabs on top (Week 2) Always Anything Goes

Please remember the Jesus is the Reason for the Season.....

Acts 4:31 KJV 31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!


Today, I have a fun holiday card for you.


Using this sweet stamp:

Oh how adorable!!!


linking to:
AAA - W, 3E, CAS - * #29 Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas - M,P1, Christmas * A BLUE BLUE CHRISTMAS *
Amusing - W, 2E, no digi -  Non Christmas Holiday Card
A girl who crafts -M, P1, E5 - CHRISTMAS
    Artistic Stampers - M, P1 must use rubber stamp Anything Goes
      One Crazy Stamper - M, P1, E5, no digis Anything Goes
      Seemacrafts - M, P1, E1 Christmas
      Stemplegarten - M, P5, E1, C8 # 31 - Animals of all kinds
      Have a wonderful day!
      Hugs,

      Saturday, December 6, 2014

      The cats will play with the Christmas Tree....


      I made this little journal for Christmas.  All these images are from;  Altered Pages , a must see.
      I love all the vintage images and with cats too!! Whoo hoo!






      video

      I am new to videos on you tube but love to have you subscribe to my channel, starting soon I will be uploading more videos.  Its fun, exciting and scary all at the same time.  I have always been shy speaking in front of people which is why I havent used you tube however I decided I can do it.

      Hope you have a great day!
      Wish me luck

      Hugs,
      Kim B

      linking to :  
      Live & Love Crafts With Love challenge 



      Friday, December 5, 2014

      Simple Christmas Ornament

      These ornaments are super simple to make.

      All you need is :

      Cinnamon Sticks
      Jute Twine (or ribbon)
      Sharper markers (red, white and black)



      Have a great day!


      Saturday, November 29, 2014

      Documented Faith

      Starting at the beginning of 2015, I am going to be posting my journal pages for Documented Faith a free course from Art to the 5th.  I am super excited to get started.  I have picked a journal to revamp and have added the washi tape to the edges.  Its going to be an exciting journey.  I hope to grow in my faith by creating pages of art that will include bible verses and various mixed media pages.
      I hope you join us, it looks like a great course!

      I found this sketchbook at Walmart for only 3.00 and had no idea what I would do with it.

      Here is the start:



      After washi tape.....



      My beliefs are HERE my church website)


      Hope to see you !!
      Hugs
      Kim B

      Thursday, November 27, 2014

      Tags for Christmas..


      Using Santa images from Altered Pages, I created these tags.
      These images just put me in the Christmas Spirit, I hope you are enjoying the season so far.

      Hugs,
      Kim

      Linking to:

      • As You Like it Challenge - 2W, E3- (W2 of 2) Favorite Christmas Style (Modern or Trasitional) and Why  (Love the vintage look and simplicity of the Christmas)


      Monday, November 24, 2014

      Stamptangles!

      Hi there Everyone!!!

      I created this card using the Just for Fun Stamptangle Tree Stamp.
      It's a large stamp and makes quite a impact, 
      could be used with mixed media or journal pages too.
      Have a wonderful day!



      Linking to Rubys Rainbow Just Because

      Monday, November 17, 2014

      Jesus is the Light

      With Christmas just around the corner, I hope you have your cards ready to be mailed.
      I made this Christmas card using the Fresh Brewed Digi-- Jesus is the Light  Now isnt that the truth?!



      Please go by and check the challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs.  I hope to see your entry.
      Have a wonderful day.
      Hugs
      Linking to :


      Monday, November 10, 2014

      Almost Thanksgiving....

      Hello Everyone!!!
          I hope everyone is enjoying their November.  At my home, its cool fall temperatures, and lots of leaves changing. I think this may be my favorite time of year.  Thanksgiving is approaching fast.  This card could make the perfect invitation for those you invite over.



      Using this beautiful stamp found here .... JUST FOR FUN Rubber Stamps



      Hope you have a wonderful day!!  Take time to enjoy some fun rubber stamping!
      Hugs
      Get Creative Challenges Anything Goes +
      Challenge Up Your Life - ANYTHING GOES
      A Crafty Mess - M, E3 - No.1 - Anything Goes

      Monday, November 3, 2014

      Live Laugh Love.....

      Using one of Fresh Brewed Designs New Digis....


      Come on over and join our challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs.


      linking to:

      Monday, October 27, 2014

      HAPPY FALL YA'LL

      Hi Ya'll!!!
      Its Kim B, here, I have created this card to celebrate fall.  
       Why not send a card just to send a card to a special person.
      Using Stamptangle Pumpkin Small, I created this CAS card perfect for that special friend or relative.

      I used this sentiment which I created on the computer.  My husband will not let me use it in any hanging decor in our house!!!  He is from up North and Polish.  I am from Georgia so here is my little card which I get use the cute little saying!!!  
      Hope you are having a great day!

      Linking to : http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes

      • Amusing - W, 2E, no digi -  Anything Goes
      • AAA W, 3E, CAS - * #26 Halloween Cards

      Monday, October 13, 2014

      Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Tag...


      Hello!!  Happy Monday!


      Today I used a stamping technique called Crayon Resist Technique.  Using a white crayon, color over the part of the background that you want to keep white then rub over the background with distressed ink with blending sponge .  I used watercolors for the watercolors. 
      The tag is distressed using tea and cinnamon. 
      The rubber stamp is Add Color from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps .
      jffstamps.com
      Have a wonderful day!

      Linking to:

      Tuesday, October 7, 2014

      Christmas Past..... A book review....

       Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella 
       by New York Times bestselling southern writer Sharyn McCrumb.
      In this story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, McCrumb revisits the mountains we call home, the folk we call family, and the familiar message that there is more to this world than the eye can see…especially at Christmastime. 
      McCrumb is author of The Rosewood Casket, The Ballad of Tom Dooley, and many other acclaimed novels.  Her much-loved “Ballad” novels weave together the legends, natural wonders, and contemporary issues of Appalachia. Readers have come to love the characters, mountains, and mystery brought to life by the award-winning southern writer. Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past is her first-ever holiday novel.
      Book website: www.NoraIsBack.com




      My review:

      Nora Bonesteel comes alive as told by Sharyn McCrumb.  A sweet story about a lady remembering what Christmas past and how Christmas present should be.  Her characters come alive in this novella.   The book leaves you wondering what happened to Nora, her friends and the others in the little mountain town.  A good quick read before getting into the holiday season.


      Others have said....

      Praise for Sharyn McCrumb & her pervious bestselling “Ballad” novels
      “Ms. McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic... She plucks the mysteries from people's lives and works these dark narrative threads into Appalachian legends older than the hills. Like every true storyteller, she has the Sight.” —The New York Times Book Review 
      “There are few writers today who are able to blend past and present, tradition and law, legends and headlines in a wholly credible fashion—Tony Hillerman springs inevitably to mind. Sharyn McCrumb is another; her widely acclaimed Ballad series is one of the finest being written today.” —Bookpage 
      “McCrumb provides fresh evidence that there is no one quite like her among present-day writers. No one better, either.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune
      “True to the language and culture of its time and place...the Ballad series could be headed for bestsellerdom.” —Library Journal 
      “With fluid writing and sensitive telling, McCrumb presents her Appalachian series as perfectly as dogwood in the spring.” —Houston Chronicle


      Website: www.noraisback.com
      Book Tour: www.sharynmccrumb.com/signings.asp
      Twitter Hashtag: #NoraIsBack



      Monday, September 22, 2014

      Just for Fun Watercolors

       
      Hello Everyone!
       
      I used the Stamptangle Dragonfly 2 (E3745) rubber stamp found HERE
       
      Using watercolor paper as my base, I painted watery stripes of colour in complementary shades, which blended at the edges as they settled and dried then stamped over the colors.  Added perfect pearls to the dragonfly and few bits of glitter.  Added the HI bubbles and card complete.
      Have a wonderful day!!

      Linking to:
      Inky Impressions - Anything goes
      Simon Says Stamp -  Anything goes
       

      Monday, September 8, 2014

      Just for Fun


      Using Stripped Hen from Just for Fun Rubber stamps, I created this fun, bright card.

      This was a quick and easy card.  Let your rubber stamp be main focus.

      Hope you are having a wonderful day! 


      Linking to the following challenges:

      Have a great day!!


      Matthew 22:37


      King James Bible
      Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

      Friday, September 5, 2014

      Wags n Whiskers

      Happy September!!! Where is time going?
        Seems like just last week summer was starting and now we are zooming into fall.
      Using Wags n Whiskers Happy Day Digi Stamp, I created this card
      , one digi uncolored in back with a popped digi with color on the front to add dimension. 

      Come join us for the new challenge
      ********************
      The new challenge is:

      For the Girls


      ********************
      **Please read all of the rules at the top of WNW blog**
      One lucky participant will win a free Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp!
       

      Linking to:  Fairy Tale - Clean & Simple
      Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes
      Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #7: Anything Goes!

      Have a wonderful day!!!

      Friday, August 22, 2014

      Wags n Whiskers new challenge is:

      ********************


      I created this fun card using Gemma and Bellas Spring Fun Digi





      The precious kitty walking her kitten to school! LOL....
      I used colored pencils, sparkles, dp and this cute digi to make CAS card just for a little one heading off to  their first day of school! Oh, what wonderful days they were!

      Have a wonderful day!!
      Hugs!

      Linking to: 
      Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Back To School
      Fan-Tastic Tuesday - W, E4, Must Be Square or Rectangular #49 Anything Goes
      Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
       
       
       
       
       
      Ecclesiastes 4:9-10King James Version (KJV)
      Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
      10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
       
       
       

      Monday, August 11, 2014

      Sparkling Butterflies...

       
       
      Hello Everyone!!
      Its Kim B here!  Hope everyone is having a happy day!
      Today I have a card I created using a tag that I spray inked and added texture to the tag also.
      Stamped the Butterfly from Just for Fun Stamps
      which you can find the stamp HERE  next I added glitter, gems, and ribbons.
       
      Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring.  ~Author Unknown
       
      Have a creative day!
        Kim B
       
      2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

      Linking to:  Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3, C Unlim #4 Anything Goes (always)
    • Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  Anything Goes
    •  

      Friday, August 8, 2014

      Birthdays!!!


      The new challenge at Wags n Whiskers is :
      Birthdays
      ********************

      One lucky participant will win a free Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp!

      Using Ellie and Squeak (oh aren't they adorable?!?!),


      I created this fun birthday card:



      Don't forget to have a great day and do something creative!!
       
      Linking to: 
      Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes
      Stempelsonnen Challenge - No.121 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
      Inkspirational - 2W, C10 - (W2 of 2) #62  - Use markers or pencils







      Monday, July 28, 2014

      Just For Fun!

       
      Hello Everyone!!!
      Hope you are enjoying your summer, here is a card to send just because you care. 
      Don't you love receiving a card in the mail!  I think everyone does.
       
       
      Using Stamptangle Zen Flowers from Just for Fun Stamps,
      I created this golden card with gold pearl accents, sequins, using colored pencils and glitter. 
       
      Linking to the following challenges:
      That Craft Place Anything Goes
       
       
      Have a wonderful day!
      The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
       
       

       

      Friday, July 25, 2014

      Hello Everyone!!!
       
      I am thrilled to say that I have been asked to be part of the DT at Wags n Whiskers!!!
       
      My first card is for the Polka Dots Challenge.  I used Sammies Surprise Digi
       
       
      ********************
      The new challenge is:
      So come join us for the Wags n Whiskers Polka Dots Challenge!!
       
       
      Have a fabulous day!!
      Linking card to :
      4 Krafty Girlz  # 23 Anything Goes
      Crafty Ribbons -  Anything Goes with Ribbon
      Delightful Challenges  - Add a Ribbon

      Tuesday, July 22, 2014

      Woman of Courage

      I have never read any Wanda Brunstetter books before so I was skeptical that I would enjoy her newest book "Women of Courage". However, last year I was saved and baptised and knew that my interests have changed I was anxious to review this book for Handlebar Publishing and did receive this book for free.   

      This is also my first historical book so with all that said, the story summary is:  Amanda Pearson is a young Quaker women who,after getting jilted right before her wedding,sets out to the West coast to be a missionary to the Indians. Her journey is filled with discouraging, sad, events that show what courage this young woman has.  It also shows how her deep faith assists her with this journey until her destination is reached.  A beautiful, wonderful story!!!  The book is hard to put down and leaves you anxiously awaiting the trial for this young woman.  I highly recommend this book and I anxious to read more Wanda Brunstetter books.  

      Tuesday, July 15, 2014

      Barrel of Monkeys Digi Stamp Release...

      Well maybe not a barrel of monkeys but there are several new monkey digi's available at Fresh Brewed Designs and they are so adorable!!!! So head over and take a look:
      http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/category_123/Monkeys.htm

      Using one of the new monkey digi stamps found HERE and you can find Fresh Brewed Designs on Facebook HERE.  I created this fun card:
       
      Hope you have a barrel of fun today!!!
      Hugs,
      Kim
       
      Linking to the following challenges:
      Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge  Anything Goes 
      Crafting from the Heart  - Always Anything Goes
      Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes
       
      Proverbs 26:4 (KJV)
      Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him

      Monday, July 14, 2014

      Just for Fun Rubber Stamps!

      Hello Everyone!
      Today is my first blog post as a design team member for Just for Fun Stamps.  I am thrilled to be a part of the team.  You must check out their stamps HERE. Today, I created a card using the Stamptangle Owl Stamp and the You're a Whoot Sentiment (links to actual stamps below card).  I framed the owl then used color pencils, chalks, and a little sparkle and gems to create this card.

       
       
      Supplies Used:  Just for Fun  Stamptangle Owl Be There, Small, Product ID E3797
      You're a Whoot Sentiment Product ID B3772
       
      Hope you have a creative day!
      Hugs,
      Kim B

      Saturday, July 5, 2014

      Happy 4th!!!

       
      Happy 4th!!  A little late!
      Hope everyone has been doing well!
      We moved and I have been super busy, decorating our new home!
      Here is a card I made before the move, using one of Sunflowerfields digis. 
      I love turquoise blue and red together..
       


      Linking to:  Crafty Sentiments W, 1E, SIO - Red White & Blue
      Craft for the Craic - M, 5E (First Friday of the month) - July -Your Favorite Colors
      Fussy and Fancy - 2W - No.117 - (W2 of 2) - Summertime
      Sami Stamps - MSIR (first Friday of month)- No.15 - Add Polka Dots
      Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, 2E, SIO - No. 132 - (W2 of 2) -  Summer Fun


      **God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. —Psalms 46:1