Thursday, August 16, 2012

Four of a Kind - August 2012

It is that time again, time to post my cards for August's Four of a Kind. This is a fun month, lots to celebrate, so be sure to read everything. This month's hostess is Renee and when she puts a kit together, she just goes crazy, and I mean CRAZY!!! So many wonderful goodies to play with and still so many more to save to use another day for a little CASE'ing.  I am in love with the stamps she used, Sewing Box from Waltzingmouse and it is always more fun to get a kit using stamps and supplies that you don't already own.  There were enough supplies to make a dozen or more cards but I only have 5 to post, with 2 of them being "self assembling" cards, this always makes me happy! Here are my cards...thanks for taking a peek and again, be sure to keep reading for a bit of celebrating....

Kit photo courtesy of Renee

This month marks my one year anniversary of blogging.  I have to give credit where credit is due, if it weren't for some kind and gentle arm twisting by my friend Joyce, I don't know that I would have done it.  I had agreed to do this monthly challenge with Joyce, Cathy and Renee and needed a place to post these cards so that is how I got started.  I wanted to do as much on my own as possible, you see my sister is a computer nerd and I really did not want to ask for help, I wanted this to be my own little blog, a fun place to post my cards and do challenges.  So in celebration I have a surprise package with some wonderful items to use to make your own cards.  I will do a random drawing on Friday, August 24th and announce the winner. 

Joyce is also celebrating her one year anniversary of blogging, so be sure to leave a comment on her blog as well, she has two wonderful prizes, a PTI Gift Certificate and a fun stamp set from Paper Smooches.  

Be sure to head over to Renee and Cathy's blogs to leave some fabulous comments and check our their amazing cards.
Kim - Cupcakes, Cards and Kim (me)


  1. Cute cards! I do enjoy seeing what your sweet little group pulls off each month. This month's kit is great. My favorite card I think is the Home Sweet Home one. The pearl smoke is just too clever! Happy Blogiversary, and thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  2. OMGoodness...
    I love them all Kim!!
    I don't think I can pick a favorite...
    the blue flower...
    love that layout!!
    The red...
    the house with the pearl "smoke" (you and Joyce were so on the same page with that!)...
    the patchwork...
    Kim I truly love them all!!
    You embraced your "Country Girl" with this one and did such a fabulous job!!
    Y'all got the self assembling kits...
    mine must have been broken...
    and so glad you enjoyed and had fun...
    that's what it's all about! :)
    And Congratulations on 1 year!!
    And hope for many, many more!! :)

  3. oh my - just perfect!! all of them! great job kim

  4. Kim, love your cards. My favorite is the house with the pearl smoke. That one is especially cute. Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary and for wanting to set up the blog on your very own. I haven't figured all that out yet. . . maybe some day soon.

  5. Congratulations on your one year Blog anniversary. I love all your cards but I think my favourite is the blue gingham background with the flowers.
    Fantastic work from you all :)

  6. Kim,
    Can't pick a favorite here...they are all wonderful!! So pretty and fresh!! Congratulations on 1 year of blogging!

  7. Gorgeous and lovely cards! I love how you made the smoke coming out of the chimney and drifting upwards with the pearls! And oh I love all the images in sewing box hugs mixed with the gingham papers! Thanks for all the lovely eye candy! And happy Blog Anniversary! So fun!

  8. Kim I LOVE all of your fantastic cards! Renee did put together an absolutely amazing kit this month. All of the Four of a Kind Kits so far have been wonderful. So much inspiration. A huge congratulations of your one year blogaversary! It is a leap of faith to put yourself out there like that. I am about a year and a half now. Such a wonderful way connect with other crafters.

  9. Beautiful cards! I LOVE the pearls as smoke!! SO cute:)

  10. OK, you have to get this stamp set. You absolutely know how to use it perfectly! I could not figure out what to do with the little house, your idea is perfect! I love, love, love those little pearls used as smoke from the fireplace. That is absolutely genius, Kim. The red card with the lil inker bow is such cute and elegant all at the same time, just a really great combination of cards from you. Congrats on the one year blogaversary!

  11. Beautiful cards. Love the house with the "smoke".

  12. Oh, Kim. You did such a great job. I love all your cards. That house with the tree in the distance--such a perfect little scene. Amazing that we both thought of the pearls as smoke. Brilliant to use that stem vertically. I honestly don't know why I didn't even know it was a stem until just now. I love love your patchwork card--I think that is my favorite. Congratulations on your one year mark. So glad we did this together. Can you believe how far we have come?

  13. Your Home Sweet Home card is so 'sweet'! I always look forward to Four of a Kind post days on all of your blogs - I am always in awe of the kits you each put together and the cards you all create. Happy Blogaversary!!

  14. You four have been having a blast - you made so many cute and clever cards. I like the last one with the tic tac toe blocks, the pearls coming out of the house (very clever), and the first two with the flowers! Honestly each one was better than the last - I think they all turned out beautifully!

  15. I love your pearl smokestack and the last one with the quilted/sqaure pattern! Amazing cards, Kim!

  16. Congratulation on one great year! Yeah for Joyce's arm twisting! Your cards are all fantastic. Love the flowers, the CAS and very classy card with the bow, your yellow house and single tree (with that amazing smoke made of pearls) and the awesome patchwork creation!! Can't pick just one--love them all!

  17. Wow! First I have to say I love the chimney smoke out of pearls. You are all making me wish I had this set.You also outdid yourself making these sweet cards. Happy Blogaversary Kim!

  18. Kim, congrats on your first year of blogging! You & Joyce are way ahead of me as I still don't have a blog…yet. What an awesome kit Renee sent you gals! Your cards are so sweet and clever (pearls for chimney smoke ~ you & Joyce). Always enjoy seeing how differently each of you uses the same products. Perfect results!

  19. Sweet, sweet cards! I love your last card - with the heart and patchwork background - totally darling!

  20. Happy Blogaversary Kim! I am so enjoying the "four-of-a-kind" creations! Yours are all beautiful! I especially like the home sweet home card - the layered hills, the single tree and the pearl smoke - yum!
    Best wishes for year 2!