Sunday, November 25, 2007

Christmas Wall Hanging

On November 17th, I attended a workshop with my DD, Jen. It was hosted and taught by Beth Kingston, who is Alaska's head rep for "I Remember When." All products by Cosmo Cricket.

Top piece shows my four kids in 1987 (left photo) and 1993; 2nd piece is our family Christmas card photo from 1986; 3rd piece shows my parents, Christmas 1988 (left) and my kids in 1986 and the bottom piece shows my Dad, our three older kids, DH Rog and myself, Christmas 2000 (youngest DS took the photo).

TFL - kimB

Recent Cards

Sympathy card ~
* Memory Box - prefolded card
* Stampin Up! - flower and sentiment stamps (Close as a Memory)
*Empress watercolor markers
*Watercolor paper

Winter card for local card swap ~

* Stampin Up! - cardstock (Cool Caribbean), dye ink (Cool Caribbean, Blue Bayou), swirl stamp (Baroque Motifs), flower stamps (Baroque Motifs & True Friend)

* All Night Media - sentiment stamp

* Marvy - "Super Jumbo" Scallop Circle punch

* Cuttlebug Flower dies

Christmas card for local card swap ~

* Memory Box - prefolded card

* Basic Grey - pattern paper (Fruitcake line: Holly Berries & Stained Glass)

* Stampin Up! - Old Olive & Cranberry Crisp dye ink

* Marvy - Giga Scallop Circle punch

* Stampendous - Sentiment stamp

I brushed glue around the edges of the scalloped circle and sprinkled on some glitter, but most of it fell off, so it's not listed here.

TFL - kimB

Designers' Workshop

On November 10th, the LSS in Anchorage - More Than a Memory - held a Designers' Workshop featuring projects created by the 5-member design team . Here are two of the projects I completed --

Holiday Planner Clipboard

Tag Album ~ Ronalyn Barut, designer

Tag Album, pgs 1 & 2

Tag Album, pgs 3 & 4

Tag Album, pgs 5 & 6

Tag Album, back cover

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

6x6 Mini Flip-Album

This is a little album I used for a make & take project I taught last weekend (Oct 20) during the day-long craft day at our church (Peters Creek Christian Center). The ladies who participated in the project really seemed pleased with their completed albums! I found the instructions for this project at It's a fun, quick and simple album - give it a try!


Cover flips up to reveal pages 1 & 2

Pages 1, 3 & 4 -- page 2 flips open to reveal pages 3 & 4

Supplies used:

*Stampin Up! - 12x12 black cardstock

*My Mind's Eye - patterned papers (Magnolia line)

*7 Gypsies - round journaling stamp

*Making Memories - alpha foam stamp ("J") and alpha rub-ons ("acey")

*Ranger Industries/Tim Holtz - "Pearl" acrylic paint dauber ("J") and "Black Soot" distress ink

*JoAnns - blue button on cover

TFL ~ kim

6x12 Layouts

Well - guess it's about time I make a new post or two for this blog! Here are two 6x12 LOs I made for a challenge group at The challenge is being hosted by my own dear sis-in-law, Linda Smith - aka "akbear." Up until participating in this challenge, I had never worked with the 6x12 size before and you know - I really like using it!

The cute little boy is 15 month old Jacey - one of the three children my daughter, Jenni, cares for.

Supplies used:

*Basic Grey - chipboard album

*Die Cuts with a View - textured cardstock

*K & Company - patterned paper

*Bazzill - 2" chipboard circle

*7 Gypsies - round journal stamp

*Ranger Industries/Tim Holtz - "Vintage Photo" distress ink

* Zig Millennium pen - journaling & doodling

*WalMart - assorted buttons

TFL ~ kim

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Whoo~Hoo! My First Crafting Blog!

Oh my! Where to begin? How about a small introduction --

I am a photographer and a paper-crafter who lives in Alaska. I enjoy making scrapbook albums, altered items and cards, using yummy papers, lovely stamps and my own photos. This blog is where I will share my projects - if you enjoy what you see, then I hope you come back to visit on occasion.

For now, here's my most recent craft project - a set of 40 invitations for a friend's going-away party.
* Pre-folded cards and textured cardstock by Die Cuts with a View
* Stamp, unknown
* Mini-brads by Making Memories
* Transparency sheets by Hammermill