A space to display my handmade cards and crafts!

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Kreations by Kim original MTC file - scalloped gatefold card!!

My first one!  I saw a similar card in Cards magazine, decided to challenge myself by trying to make a file from scratch in MTC, and I did it - here it is!!  I know it wasn't rocket science or anything, but I was pretty excited.  I took a 6x6 square, welded two scalloped circles to it, then put the small circles in the scalloped areas to create the cutouts.  The butterfly is from SVG Cuts Edisto Island card set, and the papers are SU!  I needed to add something to the butterfly, so I got out my trusty gel pen and some adhesive gems from Michael's.  On the inside, all of the stamps are SU! except the "happy birthday' which I got at Michael's also. 

Not to be conceited or presumptive, but if anyone is interested in the MTC file, I will more than happily share it with you via e-mail.  Just leave me a comment with an e-mail to send it to, and I will gladly send it!  Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter (and Passover)!!!!!

I just wanted to take a moment and wish all of my blogger "friends" a wonderful, happy Easter and Passover.  I had a wonderful Easter dinner with my Mom and boyfriend today (the rest of the brothers and their families were all elsewhere), and then my Flyers had an awesome win.  So, I enjoyed today, and I hope all of you did as well!! 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

So embarassing, I should not even post...

My first explosion boxes are REALLY, REALLY bad. They are so elementary, it looks like a 5 year old did them. UGH! I ran out of both time and ideas on these, but they were for my niece and nephew for their birthdays. She is 14, he is 17, and the good news is, since they have never seen one, they kept saying how awesome the boxes were. I used a couple of double sided cardstock sheets from Martha Stewart's birthday stack, and some SU! and Recollections accent papers. The numbers on the bottom are cut from Celebrations, and the inner stickers are all Recollections, and the pockets on the outer squares were where I put the money!  I had so many cards to do last weekend that I got really lazy and used stickers as I ran out of time. Anyway, thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cute lion birthday gatefold

I made this for my niece who is turning 14 this week.  She still likes some cutesy things, so this was OK for her, lol.  The lion is from Life's A Party, the card base is DCWV Animal Crackers, the animal print is a special pack from Recollections, and the inisde stamps are SU!  The outside stamps are from two different Clear Dollar Stamp sets, and the tag is from LAP also, with a couple of SU! buttons to accent it.  I also made the lion a wobbler with my homemade wobble springs, even though you can't tell from the pic.  I think that covers it all, so thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Well, I got lazy.

I used the exact same file from my boyfriend's birthday card, and made one for my friend at work.  They turned 30 within days of one another, and with all of the craziness going on for me right now, I just didn't have the energy to start from scratch.  So, here is another waterfall card with some different SU! patterns, all from a pack that was recently on clearance.  The butterfly cardstock is from a DCWV stack.  The stamp on the top is also SU! and the one on the inside of the pull flap is from a set at Michael's.

 Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Waterfall birthday card

This was my card to my boyfriend last week.  I did the flower waterfall card from SVG Cuts and picked some nice, springy colors and patterns to try to pick up his mood.  All of the patterened papers are from Stampin' Up!, but I don't remember the name of the pack, sorry.  I used the Curlz font from Windows to cut out the 3,0, and exclamation points, and the chipboard on the inside is from a DCWV Sweet Stack embellishment pack.  The stamps on the inside of the pull strip are SU! also, and I hand wrote the inside later.

The second flap is a 0 under there - I just realized when I uploaded these that I didn't get a pic of the middle flap, but you get the idea, right?  LOL.  Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Second birthday card for my boyfriend

I wanted to make a simple, silly card for him with the skunk from CAC and the saying "Happy stinkin' birthday".  Haha...I used a few stickers from a DCWV birthday stack, and patterned paper from Joann's.  the sentiment was made using the gel pen and holder from Amy Chomas.  Since this was a really, really simple and easy card, I amde this from my cat, Tigger.  LOL!!!!  I drew a paw print on it and signed her name to it.  I know, I'm weird, but he needed a laugh and that is exactly what this produced.  Thanks for visiting today, and I hope this brings a smile to your face too!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy birthday to my honey!

Yes, you are reading that correctly.  My boyfriend really did have surgery 3 days before his 30th birthday....poor guy.  I made three cards for him, and here is the first. 

I decided that since he was laid up from surgery, I wanted something happy and upbeat, so I used an SVG from Lettering Delights called Pucker Up.  I also put a layer of acetate on top of the "glass" to give it a mor realistic look and feel.  Stickles were applied to the entire outside of the acetate, and the tag is from the MTC gallery.  The buttons are from Joann's, and th border on the inside is from a K&Co embellishment pack.  Both stamps are SU! and the background mat is from Making memories Just Chill stack.  I think that about covers all of it, so thanks for visiting and stay tuned for the other 2 cards over the next couple of days!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Get well card

I made this for my boyfriend for my family to sign, so I intentionally left it mostly blank.  I also intentionally used a crab on the front - JEEZ he has been crabby.  With very good reason, though.  Surgery went well yesterday, and he is on his way to recovery, two plates and 6 screws later.  Anyway, on to the card details!

I used a crab from a google freely distributed image, and then brought it into MTC to make into a cutting file.  I ran it through the Cuttlebug with the squares folder, and I cut the band aid from an MTC gallery file, so thank you to whoever uploaded that file!  I cut the top layer from vellum to give it a sheer look, then accentuated the holes with black marker.  The card base is from DCWV, the outside sentiment was printed and hand cut (boring, I know, but I just wanted to get it done and had to improvise having no crafting materials at that point in time), and the inside stamps are Clear Dollar Stamps on the top and a stamp from Michael's on the bottom.  Thanks for visiting today!