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Happy Father’s Day

I know this is a little late in posting, but things have been a little hectic around my home.

This is a card I made for my son for Father’s Day. I used my Copic Markers to color the image. This time I concentrated on using the warm grey colors. I have never really worked with them, so lately I’ve been forcing myself to work them more into my images.

Fathers Day

The stamps I used is from the Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle Wild Cats set. This is the perfect stamp set for the men in your life.  I also played with the new Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Inks.  I love them!

This is the list of supplies I used.  Sorry I didn’t write down the exact Copic colors I used.

Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle Wild Cats stamp set

00-466 Wild Cats

Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle Wild Cats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellbinders Gold Ivy die set – S4-400

 

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Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags – S4-367

 

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Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Inks

 

 

 

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My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink Pad in Black

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Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear how you liked my work.

Also, show some love to the retailers who sell these products.  Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love!

 

Hugs and love!

 

Kim

 

Happy Anniversary with a House Mouse Birdie Kiss!

 

Sunday was the 17th wedding anniversary for me and my husband.  We’ve had ups and downs, but we’ve remained together and gotten stronger.  And, this little House Mouse Birdie Kiss reminds me
of my husband who now remembers to bring me flowers.  It makes my heart melt.

I used the Stampendous House Mouse Birdie Kiss stamp for this card.  Isn’t just the cutest stamp.  I had colored it about a year and a half ago and set the image aside until I started making this card.  And, it is perfect!  The printed vellum in the background I picked up a few years ago on clearance and can’t remember the product name.  I used the Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection – Background Die   and I also pulled out one of the Spellbinders dies.  I had a great deal of fun making this card for my husband and he really enjoyed receiving it.

 

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Birdie Kiss

Supplies used:

 

 

House Mouse Birdie Kiss stamp

house mouse birdie kiss

 

Spellbinders Card Creator Elegant Labels 4

spellbinders elegant labels four

Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection – Background Die

sue wilson scandinavian collection background die

 

Copic Markers

Bazzill cardstock

Acetate

Memento Ink Tuxedo Black

Silhouette Cameo (used to cut stamped image out)

 

I want to enter this card into the following challenges:

 

The HMFMC #220 Something Old…Nothing New Challenge  The stamp I purchased a couple of years ago, the paper I’ve had in my stash forever the vellum behind the die I’ve had  for about 5 years, and the acetate I’ve had in my stash for about a year.

 

The MarkerPOP Blog Challenge #96 Summertime  This challenge requires to use Copic or another marker.

 

I enjoyed working on this card for my husband and I hope you enjoyed viewing it.  If anyone would like the directions to it, please leave me a comment and I’ll post the directions.

Thank you for stopping by and have a fun and crazy week!

 

Kim

 

WE HAVE A GRADUATE!

I am such a proud mama.  My baby girl has received her Bachelor of Science Criminal
Justice.

Watching her walk across the stage was one of the proudest moments of my life.  She worked so hard.  My husband and I could hardly contain ourselves with the pride.

I do have to say, at first, I was annoyed the university scheduled the ceremony on Mother’s Day weekend.  But, what better gift could a mother receive than her child receiving a hard earned degree.

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On Mother’s Day, my daughter went with her dad to see her grandmother and my son treated me and my husband to lunch for Mother’s Day.  I am so proud of my son, he is a veteran, and now works at a job which he excels.

This was not a weekend of crazy, it was a weekend of pride in my children.

I do hope all the mothers (including fur baby mothers) had a wonder weekend.  And, this is to include the women who do not have biological children, but are vital in children’s lives.  You, too, should be celebrated at Mothers.

Sending love to everyone.

Kim

Graduation!!!!

Saturday will be a big day for us.  My baby girl (she’s 23) will be graduating from college!  I can’t believe where the time’s gone.  Just 5 minutes ago she was 6 and wanting to tag along with me everywhere.  Now, she is out on her own.  Brings a tear to a mother’s eye, happy and sad.  Happy that she has completed her degree and sad that she is no longer that little girl that tags along with her mama.

Well, with anything that comes around such as this–I made a card.  Don’t worry she won’t see it, since I haven’t said anything to her about this blog.  So I’m safe to show it.  I’m really happy with how it came out.   For my cardmaking, crafty peeps, here is the breakdown of the materials I used:

Sue Wilson Noble Dies Classic Adorned Rectangles
Cut the interior decorative with the oval cut out

Also, cut interior rectangle piece from this set along with the second to the largest rectangle piece in the

Sue Wilson Noble Dies – Ornate Pierced Rectangles – also use the decorative rectangle piece with the previous rectangle cut. Cut 1 without the decorative cut and then cut one with.

Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection cut 4 corner pieces

Sue Wilson – Double pierced Rectangles – Cut largest die

House Mouse Graduate Stamp

Recollections Stamps

Final dimensions of the card are 7 ½ “ x 8 ½”

I had a blast working on this card and I hope she likes it.

Ok, on to more pressing things to do today. Like housework………..UGH!

Maybe I can get one of the fur babies to do it for me? Wishful thinking? What about hubby?   More wishful thinking? Who knows, we shall see.

 

House Mouse Graduate Front

House Mouse Graduate Card

House Mouse Graduate Inside

House Mouse Graduate

House Mouse Graduate Back

House Mouse Graduate

Here’s to putting a little happy crazy fun in your day!

 

Kim

Welcome!

Hi, welcome to my new blog, my Corner of Crazy. Well, that is my world.   So, why not share it.

I’m Kim, by the way. I am married with 2 grown kids and 1 grand daughter, who I believe is the best. And, a house full of fur babies who keep us laughing and busy.

My life is full of challenges and want to share how I cope and hope get feedback on how others cope with the same challenges.

I have Multiple Sclerosis (diagnosed 2006). Currently, I am doing ok, but have my ups and downs. I manage it with medications and humor. If I lose my humor, then I really have a problem.

I am also the caregiver for my husband with PTSD.   Believe me, it is an experience trying to get someone twice your size to take their medications when they believe they are just fine. Fortunately, we haven’t had this issue in a long time, but it has happened and let me tell you I didn’t ask for that “E” ticket ride! But, we got through that rocky patch and he is on a smooth patch right now (fingers crossed).

You will find me sharing pictures of my quilting and paper crafts. These hobbies keep me sane and I find some peace while working with them.

This is a short and sweet introduction. With each post you will get a larger peek into my crazy world.

This is one of the fur babies, Lucy.

Lucy

Lucy

 

Put a little crazy in your day!

 

 

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