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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Stripes and furry friends~

Hello stamping friends!!



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The new challenge at Wags n Whiskers  is:

Stripes


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

You don't have to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags 'n Whiskers Digi.

Here is a birthday tag, I created for the challenge. I used Furry Friends digi:


Have a fun day!!!

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



Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Colors...

Hello stamping friends!!

My card using Buddys Balloon
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So come join us for some fall colors
 and a card challenge!  Woof!!
Have a wonderful day!

AND A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOM!

LOVE YOU MOM!!!!!
Linking to: 

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
 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wags n Whiskers Happy Birthday with a Furry Friend!!!!


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The new challenge is:

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**Please read all of the rules at the top of the blog**

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

You don't have to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags 'n Whiskers Digi.

Using Tobys Big Day digi stamp:

Using prismacolors and stickles...
 
 

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
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The new challenge is:

For the Girls


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**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!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Just a Note


Hi Everyone!!!

Today, I am sharing a cat card I created for my friend, who loves cat.
  Crazy Cat Lady friend?? Maybe! LOL. 
I love this sheet of cat stamps!  They are so cute and would be a great addition to your stamp collection. 


This adorable cat is available at  Just for Fun Stamps  Cat and Stuff Unmounted Sheet .

Have a fun day and enjoy some rubber stamping!
Hugs!

Linking to :

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wags n Whiskers new challenge is:

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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
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    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Birthdays!!!


    The new challenge at Wags n Whiskers is :
    Birthdays
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    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







    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    August Already???Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Release


    A release of all kinds of mermaids, you can find them here!!! Hope you enjoy them!  
    Card made using kraft paper, blue cardstock, stickles, prismacolors and copics.  Have a fantastic day!

    Linking this card to

    Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  Anything Goes

    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
     
     
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    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

    Monday, June 16, 2014

    You were young? LOL


    Using one of Fresh Brewed, newly brewed designs:  from the cute digi release which you can find here.
    They are many CUTE CUTE CUTE new digis.

    June digi release

    or find us on facebook HERE.

    Hope your day is happy and you come join us for all the fun!
    Hugs,
    Kim


    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    When pigs fly!!!

    Simple card with embossing, rubberstaming (does he make you smile!), prismacolor pencils, glossy accents and a few pearls.

    When PIGS FLY....



    Linking to these challenges:


    I love memorizing bible verses, I just started last year.  This week or so, a friend and I are memorizing this one:  

    Galatians 2:20

    King James Version (KJV)
    20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    Have a beautiful day!


    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Its almost Easter...



    Romans 10:8-10

    King James Version (KJV)
    But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Clean and Simple Embossing

    The sequins are shiny and the image is raised embossing, sorry about the photo, it has been cloudy today and hard to get a great picture of the card..









    Linking to Crafts Galore Encore: Use your favorite color (turquoise blue)
    Crafting Musketeers Monochrome Challenge 
    Aprils Just Because Linky Party
    Natalie and Amy Embossing Challenge

    Get Inky!!!!

    I created this card so I could participate in Get Inky Spring Challenge.  I received these two adorable digis as being a part of the Inky Moonbeams Club.

    Here is my card:



    Hope you have a wonderful day and Get INKY!!!

    5 Random Things You May Not Know about me......

    1.
    I love to craft but never thought I would do paper crafts~~~
    2.
    I love gardening.
    3.
    I love reading and do it everyday!


    4. I have two cats named Lewis & Clark and it makes me giggle when I say their names!



    5.

    I love diet coke (yes I know its bad for me)




    I would love to hear 5 random things about you......



    HAVE A SUPER DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Its time to HOP!!! Fresh Brewed Designs..

    Hello Everyone and Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop 
    and New Digi Release!
    Your first hop stop is at  Freshly Brewed Challenges.
    If you have already visited and are arriving
    here from Rhonda's blog, then you are right on track!


    We are so happy to have you visiting with us today.

    We have been waiting for this hop, and season change, for some time now!
    Birds are singing, kids are riding bikes around the neighborhood, 
    pollen has covered everything, 
    bees are busy buzzing around newly bloomed flowers  ... SPRING IS HERE! 

    Using this darling digi, flower planter
    I created a tag 


    Check this out!
    You can purchase these digis as a set for a special
    NEW RELEASE PRICE!
    This deal, and the hop,  ends on April 16th at 11:59 PM
    Stop by the shop and get yours today! 

     

    Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
    I do hope you enjoyed your visit here.
    It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend EDWINA 's blog to see what she has prepared for you. 

    Have a lovely day.



    Hop order
    KIM 
    BETH