Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Four of a Kind - July Edition

This quarter, Cathy from Empty Nest Crafter is our hostess and what a kit she sent! Really enough supplies to make dozens of cards and if I remember correctly, Joyce said she made 5 dozen! Another surprise for this month, the first one is a bit sad, Marybeth needed to drop out of our group for personal reasons, she will be missed and we wish her all the best! And taking Marybeth's place is Renee....she is back!  We are so excited that she decided to join us again.  

On to my cards, I left Cathy's kit sitting out on my desk for a couple of weeks to see what my supplies would do and believe it or not, they did not do a thing! But after looking at them for so long it finally hit me what to do and from there it did not take long to make 3 cards and 9 projects.  I know 9 projects sounds like a lot but they are small as you will see once you scroll down.  

Kit Photo

I have three cards to share with you...I love the vintage travel themed goodies that Cathy set. They were so fun to play with and made some fabulous cards.  I am really looking forward to see what the other three ladies have come up with. 

Now onto my 9 projects....I used to scrapbook a lot and have more albums than you would believe to prove it too. I stopped scrapbooking to make cards and never looked back.  I still took lots of pictures and needed a place to put them but did not want to go back to the fancy pages with all those supplies again.  Then I read about Becky Higgins and Project Life and fell in love! I love this system, quick and easy and you really don't need much in the way of supplies.  When I first took a peek at Cathy's kit that was what popped into my head, make some journaling cards and place for small photos.  So have 8 of those along with a note pad, I just love making these and try to make one with each kit it receive.  Be sure to stop by the blogs of Cathy, Joyce and Renee to see their creations too. For a complete list of supplies used for this kit, please check out Cathy's blog. Thank you so much for taking time to stop by to peek at my cards and projects....have a great week!

Cathy - this month's hostess
Kim (that's me)


  1. Fun theme! Love those little suitcases and that airplane paper!! Awesome cards!

  2. Hi Kim! So glad to see your original group back together, it was meant to be! Wow you went to town with this kit! I love the notebook and the 8 smaller projects you made for journaling now your all set. Outside of the sm projects that I love my favorite card is your second one with the large bow...gorgeous !

  3. Your cards are lovely Kim. Great job with the kit. And I really like what you put together for PL as well.

  4. I have been trying to think what you meant by 9 projects and now I understand!!! That was such a great idea Kim. I a going to do a type of Project Life book next year and you have given me such great inspiration...and since the papers are digital, I can re-recreate every one! I love the miles apart card, did not know what to do with that piece of paper and you figured out such a nice card for it and the one with the red/white bow? Drop dead gorgeous. You really made this kit yours and I am so glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Wow, Kim ... so many projects, so much amazing creativity! What a fantastic theme, love your cards, particularly the one with the stripey bow ... stunning! As ever, your notebook is brilliant and each of the journaling cards is like a little work of art! Anita :)

  6. Kim your cards are stunning. So jealous that you are playing with that gorgeous kit of Cathy's. The colours, the papers and embellies are so trendy. Love that you made another note pad. All great designs.

  7. I wondered what you meant by 9 projects...
    I thought "Well duh! Guess I'll just show my undies again!" :)
    And I thought I was doing good too...
    but now I see what you mean and OMGosh...
    they're perfect!
    I love them!! :)
    Everything is fabulous but how creative to make the PL cards! :)

  8. Kim--these are all so fabulous. I had to look first thing in the morning, but didn't have a moment to comment until now. OK--I admit that when you said 9 projects I thought you were pulling my leg. But those PL cards are just so sweet and perfect. That was such a great idea, and each one is so very cute. And, I just love the cards you made, too. I think my favorite is the third one--such a great idea about how to use that sentiment, and tying it to the paper with that plane cut out.

  9. Fabulous creations, Kim! Cathy's kit is so wonderful and all of your cards look fantastic. But most amazing are the journaling cards & notebook. Awesome job on those and what a great idea! Love your designs!