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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursdays with Kim - Another fun card!

Hi girls! I made you another fun little tutorial for card making.

First start with a basic card. I made mine 7" by 5". Embelish as you want but keep a free space on the side of your card. (Material Used: Basic Grey Bittersweet line paper, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Magenta Stamp.)

Now with a circle punch I punched out 2 circles on the side.

Now open your card, you'll start to work on the other side for now. With an invisible wire (I used a fishing line) pass it on to the center of each circle and fix it with tape. (fishing line requires some Really Tacky Tape)

I then punched 4 littles hearts. Assure yourself that the hearts are smaller than the circle!

Fix the heart with glue on each sides of the cards and your card is finally done! Look how it pretty it looks!

Here's a close-up!

I hope you've enjoyed today's little tutorial! Hugs and kisses!

Kim @ KLDezign

PDSS 100th Follower Candy Winner Announced

Happy Thursday!

First off, we would like to thank everyone that has participated in our yummy candy, we have received lots of luv from you guys and it really warms our hearts, THANK YOU for supporting our challenges and for leaving us such sweet comments on our blog posts! To our new followers thank you for joining and we sure hope to get to know you and vice versa! Welcome to the crew mwaaaahhhh ;)

Ok, now let's get rollin' you must be itching to know who won! Here goes our lucky winner is......
Drum roll please.......

125. Anonymous said...

Great candy everything looks so delish! I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for your offerings. I don't have a blog but I will send an email about your contest to all my scrapping friends!


♥Valentine's Day Cards♥

The papers used in these projects are from Fancy Pants Vintage Valentine kit. But you can use any kind of papers you want. The first card I used a template from Maya Road for the shape. I also used a Martha Stewart Border Punch, Maya Road Chipboard Snowflake, twine, American Crafts Thickers, misc chipboard heart and red glitter glue (Stickles). Card is a 5 by 7 in size.

Second card & pillow box, I used a misc chipboard heart, ribbon, Martha Stewart Border Punch, template of a pillow box, twine, red stickles, scalloped circle punch and mini alpha stickers. I used Stickles to border both my pillow box and card. Card is a 5 by 7 in size.

For the the third card I used Paper Studio Pearls, twine, and a paper distresser. This card is a 5 by 7 in size.

Hope you've enjoyed today's projects! Happy Crafting! Dawn

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Winner of PDSS Sketch Challenge #6

And the winner of PDSS Sketch Challenge #6 using is...


Congratulations! Please email Nini and she will get that prize to you as soon as possible. You need to make sure you get in touch with her by the Saturday. Or you will forfeit the prize and another winner will be chosen. So do hurry!

PDSS Design Team Call

It's that time again! YAY!!! We're having a call!!! 
Click on the post title to be re-directed to our DT call application! OR here!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

PDSS Sketch Challenge #7

Hey, and welcome to challenge #7!

Thank you everyone for spreading the word out about our challenges and wanting us to continue hosting them! It really means a lot to us, knowing that the work we put into each challenge is worth it all!

For those who are a new to our challenges, please read this post and you will understand it all! Thanks again for leaving us such sweet comments but most importantly, thank you for your love & support!

Now onto our challenge this will be your sketch for the next two weeks:

Sketch #7

Now here's what's being offered to one random winner:

All you have to do is participate by creating anything with the sketch in mind. Post in Mr. Linky below by typing your name and leaving a direct link to your creations. Below are some inspiration for you from the Posh Designs Scrapbook Store Design Team. Remember to have fun. Happy Crafting!




Deadline: February 8th @ 11:59 pm EST. Please type in your name and place a direct to your creations in Mr. Linky below. Thanks!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Thursdays" with Kim - J't'aime

Hi girls! I know It's not Thursday but I couldn't wait to show you my sweet card! I made this card for my hubby for Valentine's Day but I couldn't wait so I gave it to him this afternoon!

And off course I'll show you how to make this type of card! I'm not a tease! :) First let's start with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" by 12" (I used Basic Grey Designer Cardstock) score it at 2", 4", 8",  and 10".

Now turn the cardstock of 90 degrees. Along the long edge, measure in 1 ½". Now make a cut between the score marks at 2” and 10”. Repeat for the other long side and you should end up with something that looks like the following:

Now fold your card like this:

Here's a close up so you can see better better.

Cut your papers into the right size and of your favorite patterns. (I used Bittersweet from Basic Grey)

I inked and distressed the edges of my card and papers. Don't forget to ink the folds!

Add glue or tape, embelish as you want and voila it's done!

This is how your card should look like once opened:

and now closed:

Hope you'll like this quick tri-fold card tutorial! Hugs and kisses...

Kim @ KLDezign

Family Mini Album

I really love mini albums. I don't make them often enough, but when I's always fun and I wish I made them more often! Posh Designs has 12x12 chipboard sheets that make awesome mini albums. I used my paper trimmer to cut 1 12x12 piece into 6 4x6 pieces. Those 4x6 pieces became the base for my mini album.

I also love all the prima flowers that Posh Designs carries!! Here is a big Fiesta Flower that I used on the cover.

I used a 6x6 paper pad by Nikki Sivils called My Sweet Cherry Pie. The colors were perfect for what I wanted to make. I also like to keep a theme going throughout my mini albums. They are much easier to put together for me that way. I decided the left side of the album I was going to use the Tree Paper from the paper pad and would contain a photo of a family member. The other right side of the album would be journaling about that person and some of the other fun patterned paper in the My Sweet Cherry Pie collection. Here are a few pages from the album.

I kept the design the same on both sides of the album. This made it very easy to put together! I used mod podge to adhere the paper to the chipboard pages, and then it all came together very quickly. So...if you are afraid or intimidated by mini albums...don't be! By following a simple design plan, you can put together a wonderful mini album in a short amount of time.

Happy Crafting!!!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Valentine's Day Products in Store

Hi everyone!

We've got great new Valentine's Day themed products in store (and a few more on their way *wink, wink*), this card was made using gorgeous mixed flowers from Making Memories's Love Struck line, some yummy Shimmerz Spritz and Tattered Angels new Timeless Romance Glimmer Screens!

Be sure to check out the store regularly for great new and upcoming products!

Just a quick reminder that you have less than 3 days to enter PDSS Sketch Challenge #6, hurry don't miss out on winning yourself a lovely new stamp set from Pink Paislee's Cupid line!

Enjoy the weekend! ~ *hugs* Nini :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentine's Day Lollipop Treats

I always try to do something a little different and scrappy for my girl's Valentine's Day cards for their classmates. So when I found this idea in the current issue of Scrapbook etc., I had to give it a try and it turned out great. All you need is a lollipop, a scalloped punch and a circle punch, ribbon, some adhesive and a marker.

Simply layer your circle on the scalloped circle and attach with adhesive. Use a journalling pen to add the names onto the inner circle. Attach another scalloped circle to the back and tie a small piece of ribbon on the stick. It is as easy as it sounds!!! Give it a try.

OPTIONAL: Get a vase and put some florist foam in the bottom. Add some "sizzle" or tissue paper to hide the foam and then stick your lollipops inside. Now you have a cute little flower-pop display!!!

Hope you've enjoyed today's project! Enjoy the weekend!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursdays with Kim - Fun with Prima

Hi girls! How are you? I'm really proud to show you my last 2 layouts. Firstly because I had a lot of great comments on them. Secondly, because it's one of my first layouts in english and thirdly because I like Prima Marketing's paper lines SO much!

So here's my first layout: Cultiver le rêve ~ "Cultivate the Dream".
I love these papers, they are so sweet! I also used a transparent overlay from My Mind's Eyes. In my drawers I have a lot of Bazzill Templates for sewing. I'm not a fan of sewing on layouts so I use them like a regular template for adhering bling. You may notice that I used some Shimmerz paint on my flowers and chipboards. I finished out my layout with delicate lace, ribbons, and embellishments!

My second layout is called "A Day in a Fairytale".

It's my first in English page and I'm really happy. (and I hope they're are no mistakes!) Again, I used Prima patterned papers and doilies for the background. I've altered it with the distress refill ink from Ranger, with water and perfect pearls. All into a mini-mister and sprayed my mixture onto the doilies. It give a great soft look and a a wonderful shining effect. I also uses some Prima Pebbles!

The green flower on the right was in fact white. I used my re-inker again and added some ink drops on my flower and sprayed it with some water. It look a little bit distressed. I also placed some Rock Candy Stickles on my flowers to give it a shinier look!

I'm really glad about how theses layouts ended out and I hope you'll like them too! Have a nice week girls!

Hugs and kisses, Kim @KLDezign

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Die Cut Tuesdays with Michelle

Hello Paper Crafters and Welcome to the 1st edition of your Die – Cut Tuesdays with me!

Last week I blogged about how I needed to stretched my creative muscles. Well here I am starting with the concept of mixing up my die cutting tools. This week’s layout uses both the handy Making Memories Slice machine (available on special order from the Posh Designs Scrapbook Store) and my trusty Cricut.

Die-cut details:
Making Memories Slice machine with Basics 2 design card (layered butterfly):
  •  Bottom layer was cut at 3 inches
  •  Top layer cut at 2-1/2 inches using the coordinating layering piece to the above butterfly die-cut.
Cricut with Graphically Speaking cartridge (title):
  • Original design of this die-cut is shaped within a square box. I used the negative pieces (i.e. lettering) for my title.
  • Used {Image 43}, Dial size: 4 inches
‘Tell Me a Story Grandma’ is a perfect example of my Son’s everyday life especially whenever Grandma is around to baby-sit. I love to capture this type everyday moments of my family more so when Cole and his Grandparents are around.

Die-Cut Detail:
Making Memories Slice machine and Big Kids design card (title):
  • All letters were cut at 1 inch.
My ‘Load em Up’ layout is a fun one capturing Cole’s attempt to fit or jam as many items of Mommy’s scrapbooking supplies into his truck seat. Gotta admire my Son’s willingness to try eh!
One of my favorite ways to scrapbook is to take a whole bunch of photos and try to journalistically arrange them to tell its story with a little journaling. This is a great way to fit a lot of photos onto a page when stemming from a moment in time. Because if you are like me, you take a ton of photos and when it comes time to process them; you cannot just pick one to scrapbook. So I am here to say, ‘Don’t pick just one, Scrapbook them all!’!

Of course if you know me by now, I love to write and tell a story (albeit I may not be great at it but I sure try). These layouts are just a sample of how I love to take multi-photos and create a layout. Check out next week! I will show you how I arranged 19 photos onto a double page layout. The results are fantastic and I cannot wait to show you.

So I encourage you to try your hand at mixing up die-cutting machines as well as doing a multi-photo layout from a one moment in time. I can ensure you the possibilities you open up in doing so are truly endless.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursdays with Kim - Unusual Cards part 2

Hi and welcome to part 2 of my Unusual Card creations! As I continue to explore different ways and ideas to make unique shaped cards, here are some new ones I came up with! If you haven't read part 1, please do so as you will understand this post more clearly!

And my favorite one:

Now, here's how you can get theses patterns for free! You will need a Cricut and a Sure Cuts A Lot software. Now take a peek at my personal blog where you can get these free .svg patterns to make these pretty shaped cards.

Don't forget to visit Posh Design Scrapbook Store to get these fabulous Crate Paper collections!

Hugs and kisses

Kim @ KLDezign

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Winner of PDSS Sketch Challenge #5

And the winner of PDSS Sketch Challenge #5 using is...

#5 fia
Congratulations fia! Please email Nini and she will get that prize to you as soon as possible. You need to make sure you get in touch with her by the Saturday. Or you will forfeit the prize and another winner will be chosen. So do hurry!

It's Candy Time our 100th follower mark!!! *CLOSED*

Hey everyone!!! It's candy time, we've just hit our 100th follower markdown so we're celebrating this special milestone in the blogging world, by giving away all the yummy goodies pictured above to one very lucky crafter!!! Here's what you're playing for:

Fancy Pants Designs Vintage Valentine 12x12 Scrapbook Kit
- 4 Sheets of Double-Sided Paper
- 1 Cards Paper Sheet (Kraft)
- 1 Titles Paper Sheet
- 2 Die Cut Paper Sheets
- 4 Sheets of Kraft Paper

Nikki Sivils "U R My Favorite" 6x6 Mini Paddie (24 sheets)

Webster's Pages Whimsy Threads ~ Nature's Storybook/Postcards from Paris (6 pieces)
Webster's Pages Silhouettes Cameos ~ Nature's Storybook/Postcards from Paris (5 pieces)
My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers ~ Cream (over 460 stickers)
Prima Marketing Deco Fun Chipboards ~ Heart Owls (6 pieces)
Basic Grey Bling It Designer Rhinestones ~ Strawberries
K & Company Madeline Metal Art ~ 8 pieces
Basic Grey Rub-On Roller Tool
Pink Cat Studio Spring/Easter Stamps (13 pieces)

Pheewww... What a list eh?! Ok, now here's what you gotta do:
  • Please leave a comment on this post, only one entry per person! (duplicates will be deleted)
  • Post a link about this blog candy on your blog or website and don't forget to leave a link, and if you don't have one, just spread the word out ok!?
  • The last one is totally up to you, if you aren't already a follower you can follow us, now that'll make us waaaayyy happy!
Also, you do not have to pay for shipping, I'll pay for shipping anywhere in the world so everyone can play along! I will be using to draw the lucky winner. This yummy candy ends January 27th!

Goodluck people!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

PDSS Sketch Challenge #6

Good morning and welcome to PDSS Sketch Challenge #6
You can rotate, flip, turn or stretch to make this sketch work for you.

These challenges will be on a bi-weely basis, which means that you will have two (2) weeks to get your creations completed, loaded and linked up!

Sketch #6:

Here's what's being offered to one random winner of the challenge, Pink Paislee Brand New Cupid Impressions Clear Stamp Set

All you have to do is participate by creating anything with the sketch in mind. Post in Mr. Linky below by typing your name and leaving a direct link to your creations. Below are some inspiration for you from the Posh Designs Scrapbook Store Design Team. Remember to have fun. Happy Crafting!





Deadline: January 25th @ 11:59 pm EST
Please type in your name and place a direct to your creations in Mr. Linky below. Thanks!

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