Friday, February 26, 2016

Use Those Scraps!

Hi, everyone!

We all have scraps of paper leftover from other projects and are always looking for new ideas to use them.  I have a technique today that not only uses those scraps, but gives you 2 cards with the work it takes to make 1 card.

The technique is one of my favorites by a very inspiring paper crafter, the very talented Jennifer McGuire.

The technique is called "Die Cut Inlays and you can find the YouTube video here.

Each month on my Facebook group, Kim's Angelic Kreations, I post a monthly Angelic Challenge.  The theme of this month's challenge is to use your scraps.

 For the more colorful card, I followed Jennifer's technique with the scraps, cutting butterflies from the stripe panel and white cardstock with butterfly dies from Art C.  For the sentiment, I used Tim Holtz's Simple sayings stamp set and VersaMark ink to stamp the frame, which I then heat embossed with Princess Gold Embossing Powder from Ranger.  I then stamped the sentiment with a stamp from the same stamp set using Teal Zeal ink by Memento.

For the pink card, I made a base with pink cardstock from Close to my Heart.  The striped butterfly & the smaller white butterfly were left from the first card.  I again stamped the frame with VersMark ink, but this time I heat embossed it with Ranger's Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  I stamped the sentiment "life memories" in the same Teal Zeal ink that I used for the previous card.

The sentiments on both cards were adhered with foam tape.

Here are the cards:

I'll have another project for you on Sunday.  Until then, thanks for stopping my and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Spring Greetings Card

Hi, everyone!

I hope you're having a wonderful day.

Every Thursday and Sunday on my Facebook group Kim's Angelic Kreations, I post a project that I made that was inspired by something I've seen online, an idea that came to me, a crafty video I've seen or a project that was done by another crafter.

Today's project, which will be posted in my group tomorrow, was inspired by a card made by a very dear friend of mine whom I consider my "Crafty Brother" and who's an amazing crafter, Gareth Frewer. 

Here is Gareth's card:

Here is my take on his card:
I made a white card base and covered it with a piece of blue cardstock from Close to My Heart.

For the fence, I cut a piece of white cardstock 4 1/4 by 2 inches and scored it every half inch to give it the feel of a fence.  I then went over it with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Peeled Paint.  I stamped the bunnies and carrots from Maymay Made It's "Hare Peeking" stamp set and fussy cut them out.  I colored the bunnies' ears and nose with a pink Prismacolor pencil and colored the carrots with Copic Markers YR04, Chrome Orange and G07, Nile Green.  I attached the carrots with foam tape for some dimension.  I love how it looks like the bunny on the right is holding the carrot with its paw!

The 3 flowers at the bottom were punched with a flower punch from Ki Memories and I added pearls from Gareth's store, G's Embellishment Emporium, to the centers. 

I hope you enjoy today's project and thank you so much for stopping by. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Thinking of You Card

Hi, everyone!  For those of you who are new to Kreations by Kim, welcome, and for those of you who have visited before, welcome back!
I love easel cards.  In my opinion, they're not only a card, but a home decor piece to brighten up the day of the recipient.
I used the pattern that Mary Grubbs posted in Cardz TV on YouTube a few years ago to make my easel card.  You can find her video here.  This makes a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.
For the base I used a piece of Dusty Concord cardstock by Tim Holtz and Co'ordinations.  The lighter purple paper at the bottom, the 2 pink pieces and the striped patterned paper are from Graphic 45's Time to Flourish 6 by 6 paper pad.
I stamped the frame around the sentiment with Grape Jelly ink by Memento, and "Thinking of You" in VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  Both stamps are from the Simple Sayings stamp set from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous.  I went around the frame with Opal glitter glue from Hobby Lobby for some shimmer.
On the large Dusty Concord panel, I stamped the verse from Maymay Made it's "Pray for the Cure" stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing powder by Wow.  This is such a vivid white embossing powder and is my favorite white powder.
I stamped the angels from Maymay's "Pray for the Cure" and "Pray for the Cure Companion" set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Gold Glitter embossing powder by Zing by American Crafts.  I love the sparkle that this embossing powder adds along with the metallic finish.
The crosses were from Maymay's "My Refuge" stamp set and were heat embossed with the same embossing powder that I used for the angels.
Here is the finished card:
I hope you enjoy today's card.  
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bee Yourself ATC

Hi, everyone!

Today I made an Artist Trading Card, also known as an ATC, for my Facebook Group, Kim's Angelic KreationsOn Sundays and Thursdays I post a project that I've made that was inspired by something I saw online or by something that another crafter did.

First of all, you may be wondering what an ATC is.  An ATC is a 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch piece of artwork.  They are not to be sold, but are to be traded or used as a way for an artist to show a small sample of their work.

I prefer to use MDF wood for my ATC bases, which I purchase from one of my favorite stores, G's Embellishment EmporiumGareth has many styles of ATC bases from Fernli Designs, so I'm sure that you'll find one that you like.  

Here's the ATC I made today:

I sprayed a 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch piece of Canson 140 lb watercolor paper with Tim Holtz's Distress Spray Stain in Fossilized Amber and adhered it to the base with Art Glitter glue, which you can purchase a .  Maymay is out until Spring as the company will not ship it in cold weather due to the product freezing.  This glue is my go-to adhesive.

I cut the honeycomb twice with the Honeycomb Frameworks die by Tim Holtz Alterations from yellow cardstock and glued it to the amber background with the same glue.

I die cut both purple pieces with nesting dies by Sizzix and stamped "Bee Yourself"  from Maymay's "The Bee's Knees" stamp set, which available from her store with Black Onyx VersaFine Pigment ink.  This is my preferred ink for sentiments and detailed images.

The bees on either side of the label I purchased from G's Embellishment Emporium.  You can purchase them here.  They are self-adhesive, but to ensure they stay on, I put a bit of Art Glitter Glue on the adhesive that's on the bee.

I think that this ATC is simple, but the message carries a big impact.

Here is a link to the ATC base that I used for today's card:

Link to my Facebook group: 

I hope you enjoy today's project.  

Monday, February 15, 2016


Hello, everyone!  Welcome to my new blog!  My old blog was Angels in my Craftroom.  I have deleted that one and I'm embarking on a new journey--one based on inspiration.

Along the way, I'll post projects that I have made that are based on things or people that inspire me.

First off, let me tell you a little about myself, for those of you who didn't follow my old blog.

I am 58 years old and I've been crafting for most of my life.  I started out crocheting, which is a craft my mother taught me when I was a young girl.  Many years later, I began scrapbooking and have since grown in my crafting journey.  I now make cards, do other paper crafts, upcycle, and mixed media.  I also enjoy making wreaths and jewelry.

I am married and a proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren of my own, plus 2 that call me "Nana", that range in age from 18 years to 1 month old.  They keep me busy, and my 2-year old granddaughter, Abby, loves to craft with me and is a fan of one of the crafters who inspires me, the lovely, Maymay Helms.

Some crafters that inspire me are Maymay Helms at Maymade Made It on YouTube, Jennifer McGuire, and my Crafty Brother from London, England, Gareth Frewer at G's_Creations on YouTube.  Maymay and Gareth also have several groups on Facebook that are definitely worth checking out.  They also have wonderful online stores:  Maymay's is here.  I can't say enough about her stamps.  They're of the highest quality and a great value for your dollar.

If it's embellishments you're looking for, along with other supplies, than Gareth's store is the place to shop! Fantastic products, prices and customer service is what Gareth offers.

I'm very excited for what the future holds for me in the crafting world.  I hope you'll join me!