Sunday, March 30, 2014

Robin's Nest Spring Blog Hop


Hi I am super excited to have you stop by the Robin's Nest Blog Hop.

Each blog will give away ....
Start at the Robin's Nest where the DT has linked their blogs.Make sure to stop by each of the blogs following the links and leave a comment, follow each blog and follow Robin's Nest FB page.  Robin's Nest is giving away a prize on each blog.  It is a $15 butterfly kit full of Robin's Nest butterfly products, perfect for the garden.

In Celebration of Spring I chose this great photo of my BF and I and used
fun, bright papers and added lots of colourful flowers, some paint splatter and washi tape.

Supply List: Robin's Nest Products
Spring Collection and Easter Collection
Spring Flowers Glitter Cardstock
Bunny Stripe Cardstock
Purple Ants Glitter Cardstock
Other: washi tape, wood accents, paint, punchinella, stamping with ink, flowers

Here are some close ups to give you a better view... and more details.

I also made a fun shaker card to share with you with Easter just around the corner.

Other:  misc white card base and green cardstock

Some close ups to see how I put this card together.

Using plastic and a used container lid I made the shaker holder for the dew drops to go inside.

Mini dew drops were added and sealed off.

Finished inside view.
Be sure to check out all the amazing projects this month by all the DT.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Robin's Nest Spring/ Easter Collections

Hi.. so glad you could join us today..
Using the
Spring Collection and Easter Collection
Spring Flowers Glitter Cardstock
Bunny Stripe Cardstock
I created the fabulous page using old photos of my Grand Parents.

I fussy cut extra flowers to pop on top of the background floral print... and added
floral centres using dew drops.

This section shows some fun metal accents from Moments and the cutest brads.

I added some background splatter, a corner of washi tape and added a fun punched accent.

This month's cross promo sponsor is Altered Pages 
and my card below uses this Sweet Easter Cards

Also on this project I am using the Spring Collection and Easter Collection.

Papers used  are:

I added some fun Diamond shaped dew drops, the Altered Pages cutest image
 and a Kreaxions punched doily.

Here is the close up.. 

A dear friend requested help putting together Thank You cards for a personal family member.
Using stash from this amazing collection,  cute images and SRM Stickers, I have these cards to mail to her...
every little thing helps to supports families in these troubled times.

thanks for stopping by.. I enjoyed sharing with you today.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Paper House and amazing Wedding Kit "to have and to hold" Blog Hop

This weekend, we're hosting a Wedding Blog Hop with our Spring Design Team! We challenged them to come up with their best wedding projects using our new "To Have & To Hold" Collection, and we were simply blown away with what they came up with!

We can't wait to share all their projects with you. To celebrate the hop, we're giving away an extra special "Wedding Mega Collection" that includes a gorgeous Paper Pad, our best Bridal 3D Stickers,Chalkboard Stickers, and even new Canvas Stickers (plus much more! Valued at over $60, you'll definitley want to enter to win this great prize!
There's a few ways to enter - the first two are freebies by liking us on Facebook and signing up to receive Facebook notifications from us (we don't want you to miss any of our great project posts!). But the big entry comes from commenting on each of our designers' posts! If you do (and there's only 7 to hop through), you'll get +10 entries into our drawing! That sounds like a deal!
Wedding Blog Hop Designers
Bev Code  you are here

Make sure to hop through each designer down the list to be eligible for the most entries! When you're done, just hop back here and let us know! The hop will be running all weekend, so you have until Sunday at 11:59pm EST to get  your entries in!

May 2014 edition


Using more of the kit and some of the stash from the layout I made a wedding card to share also.
Above I started with a piece of white cardstock 10"x7" so it still fits in a standard 5"x7" envolope.
As above you can see the fold lines which are marked or creased at the 2 1/2" on each side.

Here is my finished card using stash, embossing, stamping, metal accent with twine tie along
with added dew drops and the great sentiment sticker which I matted and popped up.
The sentiment is added to a cardstock inked piece with stamping added.
And then I added the twine tied metal heart.

In this detailed close up you can view the dew drops on the left side and 
the inked embossing on the right side.
These panels are slightly smaller than the 2 1/2" x7" on the base card.
It is fun to change up the style or design of a card without it being too hard.
Follow this and make some cards for yourself.... but have fun creating.
Thanks for visiting... see you again soon.

Kim Kendell -


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cookin Up Creations and more sketches

Welcome to Toss Up Thursday at Cookin Up Creations... and also to our celebration of our
 4th Annual MAD ABOUT SKETCHES in March.
During the month of March, we will be working with sketches that have
 been provided to us by the very talented Susan Stringfellow.
Using the sketch...  and the twist is to  add some arrows to your creation. Below is my sample page.
I also used some of my Robin's Nest rubons.

You have all month to play along by sharing a LO, 2 cards, 4 ATC's or a altered project.. using the sketch and arrows. Sure hope you'll join us... I can't wait to see what you create.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Paper House 1st DT reveal with amazing LIL' MONSTER COLLECTION

This super fun, bright and wonderful page is my first post for the amazing
The kit used is Lil' Monster Collection  
 and with only a few pieces of plain cardstock and some 
added accents with a homemade medallion flower.... it's too cute.

When you have a print that you need to slightly float accents for photos under
just fussy cut around the pieces and insert behind them.. it's so easy to make
things fit this way and now cover the cute images on the papers.

This close up section shares all the fun circles cut with the best ever Kreaxions Circle Cutter.
Full circles or just fun different width ring circles.. some outlined with white gel pen stitches doodled on.
Super cute stickers, some brads, a tied piece of twine and the big circle was mask with gesso.

This fun section has buttons and a medallion flower with glossy accent dot accents.
Below is the instructions to making this flower with a video.

Video Tutorial making the medallion Flower... the only difference is 
I used the Kreaxions #920 punched border piece to form my flower.

Thanks for visiting..come back often so I can share my Paper House Creations with you.


Let's Get Sketchy

Let's Get Sketchy has amazing weekly sketches to inspire you.. be sure to stop over and
see what the DT has to share with you.
I used the sketch below.. but added more photos to highlight a crop I went to.
Lots of fun layers, colours, accents, splatters and clusters.

Remember LGS shares Weekly sketches every Monday.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Just Imagine DT REVEAL for March

Today at Just Imagine Crafts is the DT REVEAL for March.
Create using theme for ST. Patrick's Day or anything green. Well I chose GREEN.
I used scraps from my monthly kit from the Robin's Nest Spring/Easter Collections
and sponsored Altered Pages image for my card.

To mount the fab image I first gesso mask the centre of the cardstock, 
then Kreaxions punched the outer edges with Kreaxions Punch # 917 with insert A
on both sides and added the fun SRM sticker sentiment.

For this card I also used the Turtle Soup Card sketch from the
March Sketchathon for inspiration.

Thanks for visiting .. hope you'll stop by again soon.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

SWAT Drill #28 - sketch

SWAT DRILL #28 today is a sketch (below) and no twists....
lots of fun circle accents were perfect instead of all doilies.
The one and only doily is Kreaxion Punched doily made using the star template.

Lots of layers, colours and fun accents. I used some metal accents, twine, brads, washi tape,
3 D stickers and textured flowers.

Stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT have to share with you.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Let's Get Sketchy and a great sketch

Great page with Grampa and the kids at the cottage. I used my Sew Easy stamp roller..
 it's so easy to add circles with the accessory piece.
I used this fab sketch from Let's Get Sketchy below for inspiration.
Be sure to view what the rest of the DT had to reveal.