Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Card & New Medium

How fabulous to come across a patterned paper with polka-dotted stars when you want to make a card with a stamp of the same type! This American Crafts paper was perfect for the bold, fun look I was going for. (Thanks, Lila!) I also tried the Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest for the first time. Love those, too.

Supply List:
Stamps: Polka Stars, Swirly Stars (Verve Visual)
Paper: Celebration Collection (American Crafts); Caribbean Breeze (Bazzill Smoothies)
Ink: VersaM
agic Chalk Aloe Vera (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Large Squeeze star punch (Fiskars); Leaves Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest); dimensionals

In addition to stamping, I've starting working with beads. It all happened by accident, really. I was visiting my sister in Colorado this past September, and I handed over my camera to show her some really cute pictures of her son. She hit the review button and came across some pictures of some lam
pwork glass beads that I had taken a few weeks before -- and she asked for some earrings. I don't know if she sensed my panic when I said "Sure." Off I went to learn how to bead.

To make a long story short, I sent her several pairs of earrings for Christmas and she said she loved them. (Anyone near Boulder want to let me know if she's really wearing them or just humoring me?) I've rather enjoy
ed making the earrings, and I went ahead and opened an Etsy store to share them with others. The store needs some work (and some more inventory), but it's a start.

Happy Stamping (& Beading)!


Shannan said...

What a cute card! Off to check out your Etsy store!

Angie Pearl said...

Love your card! And I love my earrings!!

LoRi said...

I'll totally go and check out your earrings! I love pretty beady stuff. :-)

Christina said...

Hey Kim,
It's Christina, from SWISS and Craft Warehouse....anyways, wanted to say your earrings are pretty, but it's dangerous territory. My mom started with earrings and now she makes necklaces, bracelets, or all three in a set for her coworkers to buy! See you later!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Love your card, Kim! I just got some of those Dew Drops too. . .and I LOVE them! :)

Anonymous said...

I wear my pair....ALL THE TIME and I LOVE them...my tallented friend!
I miss seeing you...will return for the crop hopefully the first weekend in February or maybe the second. Don't miss it doll...as we all would miss out on seeing you.
Love and huggers from the frozen plains...:o)

Lila H said...

Love your sample!!!! the AC paper really (I think) highlights the VV stamps!!! and those pink heart earrings..... I love...hint, hint...

Jennie Skaggs said...

Love your card....good luck with the beading...it is just as addicting. I have tons fo stuff and haven't made anything for awhile though. :) Jennie