Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, August 17, 2015

Non-Challenge Cards...Gasp!

Hello, and Happy Monday!

Once again, I had a week with very little stamping.  Why?  Because my craft room has been a MESS!  Ha!  I found myself in a rut, barely touching the mess, and unable to create anything (stamping or writing) for days.  The good news is, I have gotten a good start on reclaiming this room.  We'll see how long that lasts!
In spite of the heaps of ribbon scraps and uncleaned stamps, I did have to create 2 cards over the weekend.  I made one Saturday morning...finishing it just before heading out the door...and another one Saturday night...finishing it just before bed.  Both were made on a tiny corner of my table, as I shoved the heap aside!  (I know many of you crafters can relate!)

Here is the evening creation.  I had recently sent my pastor a thank you card for a birthday gift.  I have given him several cards in the past.  He was visiting his parents last week, and told them about the cards I make.  His mom asked if I could make a birthday card for her friend.  I agreed to, and was told the woman likes green.  Her birthday is coming up soon, so I needed to make a card by Sunday to give it to Father Nelson.  I do well with deadlines!

The card base is handsome hunter.  I added a layer of Irresistibly Yours dsp, sponging generously in garden green, wild wasabi, certainly celery, baja breeze, and daffodil delight.  I added a strip of striped wasabi ribbon.  My stamped leaves and flowers on the scalloped circle are from SU's "Best Blossoms" in wild wasabi and melon mambo, with a bit of baja breeze for more sky, then mounted on a wasabi circle from my Sizzix circle die.  Finally, I added the sentiment from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" with the word window punch.

Next is the birthday card I made in the morning...actually early afternoon.  Crazy thing is, I had some ideas for this card that would have worked for a DTGD challenge, but it just never came together.  But with the deadline looming, I kicked into full gear! BARELY on time.  So late in fact, that we didn't get a picture before we left the house.  

Solution?  Get a picture with the recipient and her mommy!  This is my beautiful niece Pam and her daughter Olivia, who turned one earlier this month!  Isn't she a doll? (Both of them are beautiful!) The party had a farm theme, so I chose to feature the pig and cow stamps from SU's "Very Punny" and the cow image from Paper Smooches "Chubby Chums."  The sentiment actually says "SMooches".  How cute is that?  I had NO idea how perfect the match would be until we showed up at the party!  I chose a basic black, melon mambo, and white color scheme, plus two different polka dot ribbons, and scalloped punches.  It was meant to be!

The picture with the card was taken late in the day after l'il Miss Olivia changed clothes...but check out how adorable she is in her special outfit!  Call me biased, but she's adorable in anything! blog challenges with these cards.  Just deadlines.  And the challenge of a messy room!  That's plenty, dontcha think?
Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. My goodness, you're way more productive than I am Kim. I don't have a scrap room and literally have to dig through storage and boxes to find what I want to use and then pray I grabbed the right items. Both of your cards are so looovely. The one for your grand niece is especially adorable in all of it's pink moo mo cuteness!!

  2. Two great cards- love the softness of the 1st. You card for your nieces daughter is just adorable- loving the pink and the cow, and LOVE her fun dress!

  3. Two great cards, Kim! But Olivia in her cow dress really take that cow-pig card over the top! Sensational!

  4. Hello! I spend the day cleaning my craft room, too. About half way through I thought to myself, "what have I done?" because it was such a mess. But...I see light at the end of the tunnel. Two lovely cards despite all the cleaning to distract you.

    Kim from