Saturday, October 31, 2015

Spiders & Glitter, Oh My!

Well, I said in my last post to check back for a funny Halloween project, so here it is.  I made these creepy, little critters using a kit by Martha Stewart...the only problem was there weren't any instructions included.  So here is what I came up with:

Aren't they scary and cute at the same time??!!  Okay, now moving on to my latest card:

This was a fun card to create...lovin' all the glitter!  I used a couple of holiday patterned papers for my background and added white pom pom ribbon to frame the card a bit.  The Christmas light bulbs were stamped on red paper and then glittered in red and gold.  These are from Two Paper Divas set "Merry & Bright."  I popped them and added red and gold twine to hook them together.  To finish this card, I die cut "Joy" and added a couple gold sequins to the top right corner.

Thanks for swinging by Kirby's Kards today!

Make it a great day!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Just For You!

Halloween cards in the mailbox, check!  Halloween candy for the trick-or-treaters, check!  Royals headed to the World Series, check!  Another Christmas card completed, check!  Boy, I'm getting a lot accomplished...well a few things anyway!  Check out my latest Christmas card:

Don't ya just love the color gray?  I certainly do and I decided to pop red and white with that gray color.  The background paper has been run through my Big Shot to make the stitched border.  I then wrapped silver twine three times around the center of my card and tied a bow.  The white and gray tag has been popped as well as the two candy canes.  The candy canes are one of the latest stamps from Two Paper Divas called what else than "Candy Canes!"  I colored them with a red copic marker and then added a little mistletoe from the set "Christmas Clothesline."  On top of that I added two paper flowers and a gray tag which reads, "Just For You" from Two Paper Divas set "Truffle Treats."  To complete this Christmas card, I added a sweet red and white polka dot ribbon that has lace at the bottom as well as a couple of sequins.  

Hope you enjoyed my latest creation!  Be sure to check back next week for a funny Halloween project!  It will definitely make you laugh!

Make it a great day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Vintage Images

I'll tell you what, I really hope that the Royals keep winning because I'm getting a lot accomplished while listening to the games on the radio!  I was able to knock out several cards the other night and here's a few of them:

My friend, Rene, opened the sweetest, vintage, shabby chic paper crafting store and I got to go after church a couple of weeks ago.  It's called Vintage in KC and it's located in Shawnee, KS.  If you haven't been, you have got to go check it out!  She is amazing at well, everything! :o)  I made these cards using a new paper line by Maya Designs called Summer Crush that I purchased at her store.


The patterned papers features blues and pinks, so they could work for either men or women.  I have to say that the bicycle one is my favorite!

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Make it a great day and GO ROYALS!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Wintertime Cards & Baseball

Well, it's been quite exciting here in the Kansas City metro!  The Royals won the American League Division Series and now they're onto the American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays.  So, last night was Game 1 and of course we couldn't miss it!  I moved my craft table out to the living room and setup camp!  Check out these cards that I made cheering on the Boys in Blue:


My first card started with this adorable Snowman stamp from Two Paper Divas.  I wanted him to be the focal point of my card, stamping him in navy blue ink on a white tag.  Every card needs a "pop" of color, so mine was orange.  The snowman accents were colored with an orange copic marker and then topped with Wink of Stella for that glistening shine.  I added a couple of snowflakes, a light blue bow and some silver twine with a Tim Holtz snowflake.

Sticking with a Christmas/Winter theme, this next card uses "Jingle All The Way," which is also a stamp from Two Paper Divas.  I love greens, tans and silver together, so I started with my patterned papers.  There's a green and tan check paper at the top that has been scalloped punched and then a green and tan snowflake paper.  Silver twine was added to the top along with a Merry and Bright metal tag, also from Tim Holtz.  For the main portion of this card, I stamped the Jingle Bell block twice.  On the first one, I colored the bells a gray color and outlined the block with a green copic.  Then on my second one, I colored just the bells and cut them out to give a layered, pop-up look.  Wink of Stella was added to jazz the bells up a bit!  To finish this card, I added a few silver glittered dots to the bottom corners.

Thanks for checking out Kirby's Kards today!  Let's Go Royals!

Make it a great day!

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Is it just me or have you been walking through a million spider webs these days??!!  Don't ya just love how foolish you look trying to wipe the webs off of yourself and how it feels like you still have them on you?  Or maybe even a spider?  Well, I decided to make a mini spider web card.  The web is actually a patterned paper and I added orange pom pom ribbon to the bottom.  The fence is a die that was cut out of black paper and the "Spooky" orange banner is a stamp from Two Paper Divas set "Wicked Wear."  And don't miss the owl that I stamped on top of the's from the same stamp set.  Make sure to click here to check out all of the latest stamps from Two Paper Divas!

Sure hope you are able to get outside and enjoy this beautiful, crisp fall weather!  We tried our hand at a corn maze and no, we didn't get lost at all!  LOL!!!

Make it a great day!

Friday, October 2, 2015

It's Fall, Ya'll!

Well, I mentioned in last week's post that my goal for this week was to get the outside of our home decked out for fall.  So, here's a couple pictures:


Pumpkins and gourds are some of my favorites and I just love these stamps from Two Paper Divas.  I started my card by using plain white card stock and then roughed up the edges on a smaller piece of white paper and added it on top.  I have been seeing that people are layering the same colors, so I wanted to try it out!  Burlap was then glued down and the pumpkins were stamped in orange and olive ink and popped on top.  Gold sequins, gold twine and brown twine were also used for a little texture.  I layered orange striped paper, kraft paper and then white card stock at the bottom of the card and stamped "Fall is in the Air."  This is also a stamp from Two Paper Divas, all part of the same set.  

Thanks for stopping by Kirby's Kards for a look at my latest project!

Make it a great day!