Thursday, June 20, 2013

ColourQ #194, CASology #49, and just for fun!

I have 3 cards to share today, I made them yesterday but ran out of time to get them posted.  My first card is just for fun.  I used to scrapbook a lot (now I use Project Life, so much easier for me to keep up with) and when ever I would go shopping for supplies, Ashleigh felt she needed supplies too.  Our favorite little store seemed to have far more stamps in it than anything else, that should have been my clue, right?  She would always pick out something for me from her, so I now have a fun collection of Disney themed wood mounted stamps. I don't have the heart to get rid of them, they have so many fun memories.  My two favorite stamps are of Cinderella, my favorite Disney princess but since I DO NOT color any stamped images, I figured they would never see any ink. I recently learned about water coloring, so I pulled out Cinderella and dusted her off, stamped her in VersaMark and heat embossed in black and went to work.  This is what I came up with.

My second and third cards are for challenges, CASology #49 and ColourQ #194.  Both of these cards were quick and fun to make.  The "cue" card for this week's CASology is Fish, what a fun theme, right?  I knew I had just the stamps to use.  Years ago, my sister and I took some stamp classes in Elk Grove at a wonderful little store and one of the cards we made used these fun fish stamps from A Muse Artstamps. My sister was sweet enough to pass these fabulous little guys on to me and I am so happy she did!

My final card is for ColourQ #194 and I went with a summer theme after seeing the inspiration colors, so beautiful and perfect for this time of year.  I used Debbie Olson's card she made here as my inspiration to go with the colors too,  she is one incredible lady and so talented! All I really did was change up the colors and the theme, why reinvent the wheel!  I also found this cute little starfish in my stash so add a bit of fun!

Ingredients - All Papertrey Ink unless listed
Solid Card Stock: White and Spring Rain, Joann's Metallic Paper
Stamp: DayDreamer and Hands of Time and All Night Media - Cinderella
Bling: SU
Ink: Spring Rain and Harvest Gold and VersaFine - Black
Clock Hands: Lucy (my Silhouette)
Embossing Powder: Ranger

Solid Card Stock: White, Hawaiian Shores and Summer Sunrise
Twine: The Twinery
Ink: VersaFine - Black
Dies: Lil Inkers; Stitched Rectangles
Stamps: A Muse - Fishes and Best Fishes
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - Swirls

Solid Card Stock: New Leaf, Pure Poppy and White and SU - Coral Calypso
Patterned Paper: Pure Poppy
Baker's Twine: My Stash
Ink: Hawaiian Shores and VersaFine - Black
Charm and Bling: My Stash
Dies: Spiral Notebook, Flipping Out
Stamps: Flipping Out


  1. You have been quite busy! I really like your fish card, but he one with the flip flops is quite cute, too! I have that fish stamp, too, I should pull it out again! So fabulous, the way you used it!

  2. Well I personally love all three cards Kim. Your Cinderella card is just the cutest and that clock face is brilliant. The CASology fishies remind me of goldfish crackers and the stitched mats are fabulous. Your colourQ is brilliant with the big polka dots and the flip flops. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at both CASology and the colourQ!

  3. Cute cards, Kim, love the flip flops and that tiny starfish charm! So happy you joined in the fun this week at the colourQ!

  4. Kim these are all wonderful! Love the Cinderella card and the memories associated with the stamps! 3 fun and unique cards! :)

  5. Love them all! I agree water coloring is a good way to go! Adorable fish card! I love the flip,flop card Kim it's just adorable and the polka dot paper too cute! I think you have a winner here!

  6. Can I just say: WOW! I adore the Cinderella card, and my little gd Lily would absolutely fall in love with it. It's gorgeous - love how you've put the clock in it too. Great water coloring. I'll have to try that again. Your fish card is such fun! Love all your rectangles and how they push your eye right to the focal point. Really fun card! And your last card is just so bright and summery. Those little flip flops are adorable. In my world, you just can't go wrong with polka dots! Great use of the color theme and love the notebook die cuts. Thank you too, for your kind comments on my last two cards and posts. You made my day with your sweet thoughts. I still only have two scrapbooks - learned early it was better for me to make them for someone else. It is so kind of you too, to offer Disney supplies..might have to hit you up for some ideas! : ) If you're ever in the area, anywhere near Chicago or Milwaukee, let me know! We would have a blast, I'm sure! Bev

  7. What a great collection of cards, Kim! The Cinderella one is so creative with the clock! Love those little fish and, like Tracey said, they instantly reminded me of the Goldfish crackers! :) The flip flop card is just so fun and I'm loving those bright, happy colors!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  8. Love Cinder's beautifully water colored frock! SWeet idea with the clock!

    The school of fish are sooooo cute! Love the embossed background and that you popped up two of the little guys - great job stamping the images - everybody snuggles in so perfectly together!

    Great colors on your "Relax" card...something about flip flops that totally conjurs up images of summer sun and beaches!

  9. This is a fun group of cards! I love that big clock - perfect for a Cinderella card. Your goldfish on the aqua mat really pop! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  10. Three cards, three rounds of applause, Kim! I especially love the little fishie CAS card, but only by a little bit more than I love the others!!

  11. What a fun collection of cards, Kim ... Cinderella's clock is amazing, I adore the cute little fish and the flip flops with the starfish charm are a delight! So, so creative! Anita :)

  12. Such fun cards, Kim! Love Cinderella in her blue gown and that awesome clock! Your fish are adorable--I immediately thought of goldfish crackers too! And the flip flops make the perfect summer card!

  13. Glad to see Cinderella came out to play. It's a beautiful card! I love the fish card and the embossed background is perfect. LOVE those colors and summer design of your third card.

  14. adorable cards!! thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!!

  15. Lovely cards Kim. I love the Cinderella card. It is so elegant.

  16. Great cards! What says summer better than a princess, fish and flip flops! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  17. Kim, I adore all three cards! The fish card is sweet, I love the blue and yellow combo...adorable fish images, too! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  18. You've been busy! I love all three cards! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

  19. Awesome grouping, so cheerful and bright! Love them!

  20. Love all three cards! The clock on the Cinderella card is perfect! Love the fishes, and the flip flops!! They are all wonderful!!

  21. Three great cards. All so different how to pick a fave. I think Cinderella because now you have me thinking about a Disney vacation! My husband's not going to like this.