Friday, August 21, 2009


I have two posts for you today so please scroll down and take a look at both!


There is a new sketch challenge in town at THE GREETING FARM and here it is pardner.

And here is my interpretation. Now, I have a difficult time following sketches, I think I have a severe authority figure "issue" even though I am a strict rule follower. My brain is always at odds with itself, it can be very confusing at times but it is great for seeing both sides of an argument.

Anyway, when I saw Lucky from the HELLO GO ROUND set, Clint Eastwood saying "Ask yourself, do I feel lucky?" popped into my cranium. And sitting right on top of my stack of unused rubber was WILD WEST ANYA.

On the inside, a lottery ticket was tucked inside the little pocket. Even though my kids are too young to officially get lottery tickets, they love getting the scratch off kind. They often get lucky even if it just for a free ticket or a couple dollars.

Also, don't forget to check out CLUB ANYA for the awesome new sporty digi stamps. If you have kids in sports you will not want to miss them they are adorable, but aren't they always!

STAMPS - The Greeting Farm, Wild West Anya, Hello Go Round
Paper - Raspberry Road Designs, Cowgirl Cool Paper and Elements
Etc., - Paper Daisies, brads, suede fringe


The SCRAPPY FROGS challenge this time is to use paper piecing on your project. As you can see from several of my past posts I often use paper piecing, I think it is a great way to dress up a project.

I initially had the idea to do a folding forest card and had Anya and her forest friends colored and waiting patiently to be used. However, in my blogging forays I saw THIS card by Shawne, an uber talented artist. It was what I had envisioned only better! She has some amazingly beautiful cards, please check out her BLOG. I used a boatload of pop dots to make a three layered card. This is a bubble wrap or hand delivered one to be sure, for someone very special. It is hanging on my wall right now because I love looking at it.

I think the SCRAPPY FROGS CHALLENGE BLOG is a best kept secret because they give away such great prizes. The winner is chosen at random and there haven't been a huge number of participants so you have a super good chance of winning.
Get in on the fun before the secret gets out! You can always combine challenges too!

STAMPS - The Greeting Farm, Navaho Anya, Forest Friends, Fly Away
PAPER - Two Peas in a Bucket, Purse Passion Paper Pack; Scrapbook bytes, Grow, sophisticate
Etc., - EK success border punch


L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

WOWZERS... These are awesome! I love both, but I have to say that the pocket on the inside of the "Cowgirls" card is a BRILLIANT idea, and putting lotto tickets.... PERFECT!
Love your style!

Lynda =)

the whimsical butterfly said...

You are too cute! The thing I love best about sketches is that they are a nice jumping off point but I RARELY follow them exactly. Of course I say that today when I kinda did ;) ha ha. Either way, it's AWESOME! LOVE that you used WW Anya and the lotto ticket is brilliant, Kim!

Tammy said...

Hi Kim
Wow two fantastic cards. I just love the sentiment on the Cowgirl. So funny.
The details on the second card is amazing.
You really did a super job.

Elena said...

The most amazing and creative projects! Love your idea with a lottery ticket!
And what an awesome scene you created on your second card!

Leanne said...

Hey Kim! These two cards are great! You did a excellent job with them both!! I love those stamps they are just to cute! The lotto ticket was a great idea! (I love scratch off tickets wished they had them in AL!!!)

Saskia said...

Wow, Wow!!! You're so talented and creative!! I really love your 'style' of cardmaking!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

**feel free to enter my 'summer candy'**

Amy said...

Kim, I think that cowgirl card is my new favorite card of yours! Absolutely perfect in every way... it kills me! :)

tiggertastic said...

oh this really jumps out at you on your blog page. excellent work

Sarah x

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Wow! You come up with the most brilliant ideas ever! I always look forward to your creations. I LOVE both of these cards.

Anonymous said...

Omg! Love them both. The details are incredible! You rocked them both! Awesome job!:o) Tracy

cards4u said...

You certainly have been busy!! These are wonderful! Love the cowgirl shirt bkgd - very creative, cute idea for the Lottery ticket, and beautiful coloring on your Indian card!

Anonymous said...

Girl, You ROCK!!! Thank you so much for your very sweet comment on my blog!!!!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them all!

Barb said...

Both of these are beyond awesome! LOVE those Greeting Farm stamps, and you're coloring is great!!

Gloria said...

Love all these great creations. I especially like the little indian girl and the deer. super cute cards! Wow!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh my goodness girlfriend, there you go again, creating some fabulous works of art!!! All so totally adorable!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Cute, cute cards, just wonderful!!!

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