Monday, June 30, 2014

THE CHALLENGE #10..and a Tip!

THE CHALLENGE #10...And a Tip

WOW! 
LOVE all of the cards 
that linked up!

It's time again for The Challenge!

This time round you have a Wonderful choice of
either a sketch, or a color choice!
or Both... I did both for fun.
Though I am really loving what Jeanne and 
Lori have done with ribbon, I may have to join in again!

Check out what they have done here:

Lesley Croghan  - Always Playing with Paper
Lori Tecler of Inking Aloud 
 - Jeanne Jachna of A Kept Life -


I hope that you are INSPIRED too!

I sponge over the embossed script with pink ink and purposefully
streaking it and darkening the edges for a waterbrushed effect
Supplies:
WeR memory Keepers Embossing Folders Butterfly and Script
Savvy Stamp Dies Flower Blossom Set 3
Craft Cardstock, Neenah White Cardstock
Copics: YG13 Chartreuse, R08 Vermilion, R43 Bouganvilla
Stampin Up Perfectly Pink
Studio G Sentiment
Memento LUXE Noir
Kromekote Post Cards*




Kimberly's Tip:
*How do I get such a smooth stencil or sponged finish? 
I use a special paper I buy in packs of 100
Judikins Kromekote Post Cards 4.25 x 5.5
I buy it at a local Art Supply store for $9.95 for 100pk.
I ADORE it and think it is worth it!
The paper pack is precut the size of a standard card front and one side is glossy 
the other plain.  The Plain side is perfect for stencil sponging.

Here is a side by side comparison of using Neenah Solar White on the left.
It will ink up well, however it really grabs and sticks the ink.
The Kromekote on the right however, it swishes it more with more give, and has a much smoother finish.
So if you are having trouble sponging and getting a smooth finish, 
just a suggestion, (I don't want to enable you guys trying to be budget conscious)
however if you really want to experiment, this will make you smile and
start stenciling and sponging with wild abandon.

Sponging using small circling motion with sponge wedge.

And if you emboss the glossy side, it looks like plastic, it is pretty cool, 
Here is a snippet where I used in on my last "The Challenge" card
The branches and the woodgrain have the ultra glossy smooth finish, the
Kromekote paper is awesome for high gloss looks.
I LOVE the look of it!
Example using both sides of the Kromekote for stenciling and gloss emboss!
Not a secret now, ENJOY!

I could not find this quickly online, however, here is a smaller batch of the same thing
Link here to: Sir Stamps Alot (UK)


If you have tips for me, love to hear them too!!!
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The Challenge is a Sketch Card Challenge 
that is hosted biweekly by
Lesley Croghan on her Blog
Always Playing with Paper
I truly hope that you will be inspired and 
will join us!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Merry Monday #115 - All White with Silver Sentiment!


Last Day...it is Week 5 of Merry Monday for me! 
Oh MY...
Well you know what that means, 
I will have to leave you with not
1 card,-------but 2!

These gals are so inspirational
and all you have been so terrific!
(I truly and really...don't want to leave... )
I will not be a stranger, I promise!
(And you can always ask me back anytime...*wink!)

This week, you are treated with the challenge of
"WHITE only... Sentiment in Silver"

I loved the idea of a tutu on this Memory box
ballerina!
I have some white spotted plastic gift bags
 add a top of white glitter and I ended up here.
What do you think? 

I really like the double inlaid on embossed background!!!!!




Join us in the "Merriment"
(Play along HERE!!)



I love the idea of using the woodgrain as a wintry night sky!


The sentiment is Ultra Fine Silver.  It looks gold in the light I have it at an angle
so you can see the twinkle!!!



Please visit the lovely Designers Blogs!
These gals will Spark your Christmas Creativity 
and have you ready with a stack of cards for the Holidays
That you will proudly and (very) happily deliver!

I recommend a visit to each one, 
and if you do - you surely will be delighted!!

The Merry Monday Team:



Featured Guest Designer -----Hey that is me - YAY!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

BLOG CANDY: Paper Crafting Challenges ANYTHING GOES!


Paper Crafting Challenges - Current

 Challenge is ANYTHING GOES, 
Link up ANY project!!!!


AND BONUS::::::Another "Tag you are IT" BLOG CANDY Game..

RULES.
(1) Post a comment to Paper Crafting Challenges - 
"Kim made me do it!!! 
(2) Come back to my blog and say "TAG YOU ARE IT" 

IF 15 or more people I will draw the winner will get a big Surprise package from me!!!!...I am going to start collecting goodies !!!

I will run this as ling as it takes to get 15+ people going in this TAG Game!!!

Now I belong to 2 Card Clubs here in the PNW, and today here are the cards I designed, and other projects presented by the rest of my card club friends!

Here are my three Creations!





Here are ALL the Projects we made today!!!


Sassy Stampers Card Club!!!!
Kimberly Wiener, Liz McDaniel, and Linda Isenson









---ALSO Another DT post for CASology 


NOW SPONSOR  --- YAY!!!



This week, our winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Add a Little Dazzle store, so go take a look and see what they have to offer!  Also, if you're in the mood to try a new weekly challenge, go try out theirDazzling Diva Challenge!



Guest Designers are welcomed winners from previous challenges
 -so YOU have this chance to, so Play along!

And leave some loving for the team too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kimberly Wiener- You are here!!!

Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!



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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Paper Crafting Challenge 13: "Anything Goes!"

For this week's 
Paper Crafting Challenge, 
I stenciled from negative die cuts and used a
STAMPloration sentiment.

I LOVE the oversize bold lines!

Join us in the ANYTHING GOES challenge!!!


Supplies:   
STAMPlorations Sentiment Builders Thank You 
Ranger Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries. 
Sizzix Spellbinders Shapeabilities Asters and Poppies
Memento LUXE Nautical Blue 

Join in HERE!




Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Where I buy Stampin' Up!
(HERE)
Any issues let me know, and I will assist too - 
this is my trusted Rep for years!


Friday, June 27, 2014

Be Brave -CASe Study


Well folks, what am I doin'?

Well I sat down to do a wonderful DT card, 
and this BRAVE stamp,
a cheap Studio G from a bin at a craft store 
fell through my fingers..
I immediately pulled my stencils for this.
Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries..

So a Card for CASe Study it is...


I hope your evening is full of delightful surprises as well.


Tim Holtz Ranger Distressed Inks Spiced Marmalade,
Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers
TCW Mini Moroccan Tiles Stencil
Rubbermoon Mindy Lacefield Unnamed (distressed Circles Stamp)
Be Brave Studio G
Memento Luxe Noir




Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

More Smiles!!!

CAS(e) this Sketch meets More Smiles!

Christine Drogt is the owner/illustrator 
for Create a Smile Stamps!
She is running a GUEST spot for her NEW stamps!
Very, exciting!  
Check it our  HERE

So I have gotten carried away and done
another card, I could not help it, 
this Birdie image is another Freebie.
The sentiment is a Studio G dollar bin Stamp!


Copics on glossy photo paper are a streaky mess, I LOVE it!!!
Glossy Photo paper is also ULTRA Bright White!
I heat set my black ink before I use copics, it helps!!!

Love the sketchy sentiment stamp!!!





Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Create a SMILE!!!


Christine Drogt is the owner/illustrator 
for Create a Smile Stamps!
She is running a GUEST spot for her NEW stamps!
Very, exciting!  
Check it our  HERE



Copics on glossy photo paper are a streaky mess, I LOVE it!!!



Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Hello, Ni Hao, Buenos Dias?

Hello, Ni Hao, Buenos Dias?


Some CAS(e) this Sketch!  
paired with Create a Smile.....
I love Christine's FUN Monster Image, how great is this????
It is a Freebie!!!

I think he really wants to communicate, so I 
have him trying to say hello to us!!!!


He leaves cute footprints behind!!!



Christine Drogt is the owner/illustrator 
for Create a Smile Stamps!
She is running a GUEST spot for her NEW stamps!
Very, exciting!  
Check it our  HERE



Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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CASology --- More Wood!


More FUN with CASology!!!
I hope you join in too!!!!!!



Check out the Wonderful
Sponsor:  Add a Little Dazzle

Posting: to CASology!




Guest Designers are welcomed winners from previous challenges
 -so YOU have this chance to, so Play along!

And leave some loving for the team too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kimberly Wiener- You are here!!!

Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!



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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CASology - #101: Wood!


Hello CASology FANS!
I am posting from the sunny Oregon Ocean Shores!
We have been here since Thursday and met a few friends
for a long weekend. 
We then headed farther north
to what I am considering a VERY Awesome Condo!
Found here, We LOVED it....
I searched for weeks for something on the Washington or Oregon Coast, so I throw this out for others...


There were absolutely a lot of AMAZING entries last challenge, 
Keep them coming!!!
For this cue for WOOD,  
I wanted to highlight the trend of adding wood
veneer stars or hearts on cards.  
I actually found some very lovely wood bird silhouettes
that I had to use on a card!!

I hope that you will find the WOOD cue fun, 
put your own spin on it, or take direction from
one of the DT cards posted at CASology!

Whatever you choose, have FUN!


Check out the Wonderful
Sponsor:  Add a Little Dazzle






Guest Designers are welcomed winners from previous challenges
 -so YOU have this chance to, so Play along!

And leave some loving for the team too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kimberly Wiener- You are here!!!


Thanks for coming by my blog!

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Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!



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Monday, June 23, 2014

Merry Monday #114 - Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine!

Week 4,  just one more week ...of Merry Monday for me! 


Ohhh so sad when my Feature time is up....
These gals are so inspirational
and all you have been so terrific!


This week, you are treated with the challenge of
"Sparkle...shimmer and shine!"

I wanted lots of glitter with sequins
More use of the white spotted plastic gift bags
 Wonderful embossing of a Christmas theme.
What do you think? 

I really like the sprinkling of the sequins and the subtle clear and white dots!!!!!




Join us in the "Merriment"
(Play along HERE!!)

These gals will Spark your Christmas Creativity 
and have you ready with a stack of cards for the Holidays
That you will proudly and (very) happily deliver!

I recommend a visit to each one, 
and if you do - you surely will be delighted!!

The Merry Monday Team:



Featured Guest Designer -----Hey that is me - YAY!

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Thanks for coming by my blog!

Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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