Friday, August 30, 2013

WM Pajama Party and CASology #59 - Book

My first card is for this week's CASology challenge, #59 and the cue card is "book".  I knew instantly what I wanted to do, I have always loved to read but not Ashleigh, it was really like pulling teeth. But then something happened, Stephanie Meyers wrote the Twilight series and she was hooked and not just the Twilight books but any book and she has no problem reading them over and over again.  While visiting Joyce for SAF, she was so sweet to share and piece of red glitter type card stock and I thought that it would make the perfect apple and Lucy had not problem cutting it either. I have to tell that we had so much fun with the whole Twilight thing, books, movies, waiting in line all day to see them at midnight, meeting the cast and even doing the Twilight movie tour in Washington and Oregon, they are such great memories!
This week is Anything Goes over at Simon Says Stamps so I will be posting all of my cards there too.

When we met to see Eclipse I thought some apple cupcakes would be fun to share with our friends in line. We would even order pizza to be delivered to the theater and camp out all day, some took naps, other read and we all had a blast!

My next few cards/projects are all for this month's Waltzingmouse Pajama Party, there are 5 separate challenges for the pajama party. There are prizes for each individual challenge and you don't have to have WM stamps to play along, but if you do there is a bigger prize. I am so happy that I planned ahead for this one and can't wait to see what the rest of the party goers create!


Challenge #1 - Tie a Knot in it

Challenge #2 - Get Nauty

You can get "extra credit" my making your card/project 3D. Joyce gave us these sweet little paper cubes at her SAF event and I thought this was the perfect chance to play with it. 

Challenge #3 - Color Inspiration

Challenge #4 - Golden Oldies

Ingredients - All Papertrey Ink unless listed
Solid Card Stock: White and Black
Glitter Paper: SU
Silver Mirror Card Stock: Joann's
Apple Die: Lucy
Dies: Headlines
Challenge #1
Solid Card Stock: Rustic White and SU - Pacific Point
Stamps: WMS - Ocean Bound and Tying The Knot
Ink: SU - Pacific Point and VersaFine - Vintage Sepia
Rope: The Container Store
Challenge #2
Paper Cube:
Stamps: Ocean Bound
Ink: SU - Pacific Point and VersaFine = Vintage Sepia
Challenge #3
Solid Card Stock: White and Black, SU - Pacific Point, Basic Gray and Smokey Slate and  WP( - Cupid's Bow
Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #5 and WMS - Ocean Bound
Dies: Heart-2-Heart #5
Buttons: Pure Poppy
Ink: SU - Real Red and VersaFine - Black and VersaMark
Challenge #4
Solid Card Stock: Ivory and Canyon Clay
Dies: Spellbinders #4 and Stamping Cottage - Spiderweb Border
Stamps: WMS - Hocus Pocus
Ink: VersaFine - Black
Ribbon: Black
Patterned Paper: Pebbles - Trick or Treat


  1. Yikes! what a fun post - I got so involved in your twilight story! love that sparkly red card and those fun cupcakes! and what wonderful nautical cards - love the anchor background Kim, that fun little cube and the banner and buttons on your third creation - your halloween creation is awesome with the die cut web and chevron pattern background! thanks for coming to the WMS Pajama party tonight!

  2. What a terrific background on your first card! Love your 3-D project, too!

  3. So glad Twilight came along to spark Ashleigh's interest in reading--loved reading your little story! All of your cards are fabulous--love the idea of those little cubes! I always enjoy your Halloween cards. This one is awesome, as always!

  4. Wow you've been busy. All fabulous cards and cupcakes too! Love the nautical cards especially.-Irma

  5. Wow - you have been productive - all beautiful cards - I hope you win! Your anchor card is my favorite!

  6. These are all wonderful. That red glitter paper looks great as an apple--so much better than where it was gathering dust in my closet. Love how you did those paper cubes, and you know I always love all of your halloween cards.

  7. Such a fun post, Kim, and what fabulous creations you are sharing! Your CASology card is so great, especially with the sentimental attachment!! Your nautical cube and cards and the Halloween card are so well done! I am totally in love with the "Bon Voyage" one!! See you soon! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Phew! Can't believe you got all the WMS challenges done - well done! All your projects are beautiful Kim - I'm so in love with that nautical looks like it was very popular! And the cupcakes look particularly yummy!

  9. Great job on ALL of these cards. Your stamped anchor background looks amazing in the blue and divided with the ropes. Your box is a wonderful 3D project! You utilized lots of nautical images on all sides! I adore pennants and your bon voyage card is so cute with them. The witch Halloween card is adorable with that silhouette and festively spooky border punch! Fabulously creative. Thanks so much for attending the party with us!

  10. You have been a busy little crafter. Great projects!

  11. Too much fun here! A blast reading your post. Your cards are all singularly spectacular! Favorite? Ummm, has to be the banner for the color challenge. Wait, the sparkly apple, no, love Halloween themed cards. (10 grandchildren!) Nope that sweet nautical box wins my vote! Oh well, hopeless on decision making!

  12. Kim you must love this set! What a smart idea to stamp your cube! I have not stamped mine yet. When I saw the orange and black thumbnail I knew it was you! Lots of great projects here ......beautiful work.

  13. ...I'm absolutely blown away by:
    a) your productivity
    b) the creativeness of your productivity
    c) the absolute gorgeousness of your productivitity
    d) in awe of the designs, colors and DP used in said productivity
    e) and your willingness to stand in line for hours to watch a movie - good for you - sounds like you had a blast!!!

  14. Kim, your projects are so Beautiful!! Love all of them, esp the nautical cards. Have a great weekend!

  15. WOW!!!
    You have been a busy girl! :)
    Love your Twilight story...
    and those fabulous apple cupcakes...
    and how it got Ashleigh into reading...
    whatever it takes, right?
    What about the City series...and Divergent? Has she read those?
    And your card is a fabby tribute to what that book series means to you...
    and her!
    LOVE that paper cube...
    wish I had thought of it because it's perfect!
    And the background stamping for Tie a Knot in it...
    LOVE it!!
    I just love them all...
    and allow me to say that you always rock the Halloween! :)

  16. That's a really fun take on 'book' - love the simple design and how the red pops on the black! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  17. Where to start! You did so many things Kim!! The cupcakes had me hypnotized for a few minutes but I pulled it together!! Lots of great ideas here - the anchor background - billiant!, the pad of paper is so fun - that would have me smiling every single day! I love the clean look of the bon voyage and totally loving the cameo with the spider web border. You rocked this!

  18. Kim this is great! I love the Twilight series and this is so bold, which I love so MUCH!!

    Thanks for playing with us week to week at the CASology challenge!!! We love seeing your work so much!

  19. WOW! Sounds like you had a blast! Love all these cards and the love of reading shared!

  20. Fabulous projects! Love your clean and graphic style! Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

  21. Love your "colour inspiration" card. Banners are a firm favourite of mine.

  22. Great projects as always. The Bon Voyage card really caught my eye - it's a stunner !!! Ocean Bound will definitely be going in my shopping basket this month (I hope it's not sold out) !!!

  23. Terrific projects Kim!! I LOVE the apple cupcakes btw!!! you have aced all of the challenges and I especially love the anchor card, what a neat pattern!! Thank you so much for playing along with us and good luck in the challenges!

  24. At last, Kim, I've been able to get to you ... so happy! I found that Ghostery is blocking my access to you ... don't know why, but it is, so if I pause it, I can visit. So here I am, catching up :). Your projects are amazing ... fantastic boldness on the first (and yummy looking munchies!) ... the WM cards and cube are stunning ... sooo creative and inspiring! Anita :)