Saturday, December 7, 2013

It's a frigid December!

A bitterly cold Arctic air mass is over southern Saskatchewan and has been for most of this week. And with it, it's bringing -34.c temperatures with -45.c windchill's =  frigging cold!! Brrr!

As most of you can tell I have not made any cards for a very long time, August was the last posting for a private wedding. I stopped making cards at the end of June! Frankly I just got tired, burnt out, and sick of the lies. I was being asked for custom cards with ridiculous requests, lack of planning, and yes if you want a custom card that does require a PAYMENT transaction in order to receive your order in the end. So until further notice I will remain on sabbatical.

But did manage to sit down this week and make five Christmas cards and I very much enjoyed it. This is a Case'd card that I put my own niche into it. I made one 5.5" square card and four A2 cards.

Thanks for stopping by,

Card Recipe
Stamps: SU; Lovely as a Tree, Season of Joy, Dasher. Recollections; Happy Holidays.
Paper: SU; Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White. DP: MME; Lost & Found Christmas.
Ink: SU; Early Espresso, Always Artichoke. Colorbox; Gold.
Embellishments: Recollections; Rosettes.
Ribbon: SU; 1 1/4 Real Red Striped Grossgrain Ribbon.
Supplies: Pop dots, stapler.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Here comes the Bride

 A beautiful gate fold card, for the happy couple. This pattern was a free cut file I found on Pinterest, not only is it a simple and quick card to make. The embossing and added touch of sparkles make this a truly elegant card. I used the brides colors, black and turquoise. I cannot wait to see this couple get married in 15 days!

Thanks for stopping by,

PAPER: SU- Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Acrylic clear brad, black mini half round pearls, diamond stickles.
RIBBON: 1/4" Teal satin ribbon.
TOOLS: Cutting Machine, cuttlebug.
SUPPLIES: SU- EF Vintage Wallpaper, Perfect Polka Dots.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Teacher Thanks so much!

The end of the school year is near, 12 days to be exact! This is a teacher thank you pencil shaped card. Isn't it quaint it's only 2.5"x7" big, "But oh so cute". The image is from Whimsie Doodles pencil shaped card image file. I played around with the sizing a bit to get a size I liked. I inked up all the edges and it really popped out the dimension of the layers. 
Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: Dollar Store
PAPER: SU- Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black. Bazzill- Honey.
INK: SU- Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Blush Blossom.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Red & White Twine.
TOOLS: Sihouette.
SUPPLIES: SU- Word window punch, pop dots.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Autism Thank You Card

A custom order for a special and incredibly smart young boy, Keygan. His Mother Roz asked me to make a 'Autism Thank You Card' for them. They are given it to someone who has been very helpful with them this year.

I first found a cut file of a puzzle, then figured out how to cut the outline of the puzzle pieces from the base of the card base. I used all the common colors for Autism, turquoise, red, blue and yellow and cut the puzzle pieces from those colors. The verse is from the Silhouette online store 'thank you' informal word set.

This is what the inside of the card looks like.

I hope you love it Keygan!!

Thanks for stopping by,

PAPER: SU- Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy, Basic Black.
INK: SU- Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Taken with Teal.
TOOLS: Cutting Machine, Cuttlebug.
SUPPLIES: CB- Swill Dots,SU- Pop Dots.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Your Sweet Popsicle Card

I wanted to make a cute, fun card for Mother's Day. Bright colors, something yummy, warm weather-ish this card can really be used for any occasion. This design is from SVG Cuts Fruity Fiesta Kit, I always love Mary's files. I pulled out several different papers from my stash and just had fun with this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: Studio G. SU- Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Apricot Appeal.
PAPER: Doodlebug- 2500 Fruit Cocktail. Bazill- Red, Kraft. SU- Pretty in Pink. Imaginisce- Happy Camper*Don't Feed the Bears. Echo Park- Big Waves.
INK: Momento- Tuxedo Black.
EMBELLISHMENTS: K&co- Handmade Gems, Rhinestones.
TOOLS: Cutting Machine.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Butterfly Birthday

Butterfly centerpieces for a 90th birthday! Can you make it anymore cheerful than using the colors of the rainbow.

I used seven colors and cut out a smaller butterfly with the same monochromatic color for the top layer. Each smaller butterfly was run through the Cuttlebug and embossed with a different design. I used eleven different embossing folders to be exact.

I cut out a black happy birthday script from the silhouette site (Design #35716) and glued one on either side.

Thanks for stopping by,

PAPER: Recollections VP
TOOLS: Cuttlebug, Silhouette.
SUPPLIES: 2 Way Glue, Dowels, EF's.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Coral Blossom Bithday

 I'm on a roll this week and in the mood to get some paper crafting done so why not.
I seem to be on a coral kick lately. So I was happy to read that today's color combination CC421 on Splitcoast Stampers was three of MY favorite colors.

Basic Black, Calypso Coral & Baja Breeze.

A girlfriends birthday is coming up this weekend and I wanted to make her a little something as I know she'll appreciate it. And since my city just opened our 1st Bath & Body Works Store I knew what I wanted to put in it. A pretty smelling hand sanitizer!

I still want to incorporate a card with this gift. I guess we'll see what the rest of this week brings. I'm on a really long stretch now before another day off is near.

Thanks for stopping by, 
STAMPS: Mixed Bunch, Build a Blossom, Vintage Labels.
PAPER: SU- Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Sent With Love DP.
INK: SU- Basic Black, Baja Breeze.
TOOLS: SU- Small & Medium Oval Punch, Blossom Punch, Mixed Bunch Punch.
SUPPLIES: Tangerine Tango Marker, Pop Dots.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Summer Sihouettes

I needed to get some sympathy cards made as it is that time of year when there seems to be a lot of passing's. Winter is supposed to be over and Spring is about to arrive. But I'm starting to question that as it is "still" snowing in my part of the country.

I saw this card by Adriana on Pinterest today and I new I wanted to CASE it as I have this SU! set Summer Silhouettes and haven't had the chance to ink them.

Personally I like my cards better
 with the certainly celery base. I also pop dotted the front one-layer panel.
The entire cards stands out better with a colored background.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: SU- Summer Silhouettes, Love & Sympathy.
PAPER: SU- Whisper White, Certainly Celery.
INK: SU- Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze.
CASE- Copy And Share Everything.

Clean and Simple Lattice

 Celebrating 40,000 page views!!! It was to my surprise as I was about to write this post that I hit this milestone. Thank You to everyone who visits my blog to view my creations.

Tonight I just wanted to make a card from an idea I had in my head so this is what I ended up with. I did a random search for color combinations and this was one of the sites that popped up, The Perfect Palette so I decided to use this color scheme Coral and Yellow.

I used this weeks Mojo Monday as my card sketch.

Thanks for stopping by,

PAPER: SU; Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delights, Sunshine and Sprinkles DP.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug, Corner Rounder.
SUPPLIES: Pop Dots, Brad, SB Lattice Borderabilities. SU; Framelits Bitty Banners, Lattice Die.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Love and Sympathy

In Loving Memory of my Uncle Danny, cards for the family!

STAMP: SU- Love and Sympathy.
PAPER: SU- Very Vanilla, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy.
INK: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Basic Black.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug.
SUPPLIES: SU EF- Designer Frames Folders.
* Cased from Pinterest.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fare-Whale old Pal

After working for 6 days straight I couldn't wait for today's day off.    I planned today to sit down and play with some of my new Stampin! Up Spring 2013 stamps. I'm really loving the cuteness of the Oh Whale! set and coordinating Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Paper.  A simple 2D card with a bit of 2nd generation stamping, I think it turned out great!

This card was made in mind of a dear friend of mine Jalyn whom is leaving for art school in Vancouver at the end of this week. I hope she loves it there, and misses me terribly as I know I'll miss her and her crazy zombie references.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: SU- Oh Whale!, Whimsical Words.
PAPER: SU- Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sunshine & Sprinkles DP.
INK: SU- Island Indigo, Taken with Teal. Momento- Tuxedo Black.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Making Memories- Mini Buttons.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug
SUPPLIES: Sizzix Clearlitz Happy Whale, SU- Decorative Lable Punch, MFT- Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium Die, Pop Dots.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hogs and Kisses

Wow how time flies, and once again another month has gone by. Well I just got home from my annual winter holiday, it was good! I had a great time with the 'regulars' and also made a bunch of new friends.

Now onto Valentine's Day, this is my favorite non-holiday. I'm not really sure as to why but it always is, I guess I just like the idea of Love. Tonight I had a few people in mind to receive these as I made them, #1 my Mom cause she loves pigs, #2 my neighbor, #3 my bff. Though I thought they were  stinking cute - I had to make them. Each treat box is a different shade of pink, and knowing my collection of card stock I had lots of shades to choose from.
I filled them up with yummy chocolates, Ferrero Rocher, Kit Kat bars, fudge and hot chocolate sticks. This kit is from Lettering Delights, Hogs for Kisses.

Keep checking back as I will be in a Spring Craft Sale on March 23rd, 2013. I hope to give you some sneak peaks at what I'll have at my table.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!


PAPER: Bazzill Pink's, Recollections Black.
RIBBON: 1/8" Rose.
TOOLS: Silhouette.
SUPPLIES: Pop Dots, TT Tape.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy 4th Blogoversary to KLM Designs

I've made it 4 years, wow how time files! I finally got this card finished that I started in the beginning of the week as I knew I wanted to post a card just for this day. And here I've got it done, edited just a mirror 60 minutes till midnight.

I wanted to take part in a couple of challenges with this card, as I haven't played along in a very long time. This weeks Mojo Monday Sketch,

and Splitcoast Stampers Color Combo, A Very Soft Ripple.

This card is for a very good girlfriend and I know she will just love it. Thanks for stopping by everyone,

STAMPS: C.C. Designs Sweet Kiki La Rue. SU; Elementary Elegance.
PAPER: SU; Vanilla, Soft Suede, Raspberry. DP; My Minds Eye Lime Twist.
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
EMBELLISHMENTS: Hair Pin (Purple Flower)
RIBBON: Lace on a Roll
TOOLS: Cuttlebug
SUPPLIES: Die-namics Simply Scallops Large, Copics, Pop Dots.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Top 3 Viewed Postings of 2012!

#3 - Sorrow Tree
with a total of 89 views.

#2 - Bunny Treat Bag
with a total of 110 views.

#1 - Baby Pink Elephant
with a total of 185 views.

 I would like to Thank all of my customers who are great friends. Who stand beside me and have helped me get through this emotionally crazy and busy year. I hope to have more "me time" as I know 2012 has left me mentally creatively exhausted and it is my work enviroment that is causing it. I still love creating every card and paper craft I make, I hope 2013 will be an amazing year with new opportunities and will bring happiness into everyone's life.
Peace, Love & Blessings,