Saturday, January 28, 2012

Challenge #113 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Handmade Embellishments

Let me officially welcome you to the weekend!  What's on your agenda?  How are you going to unwind?  Let me suggest joining the challenge this week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  This week our Hostess with the Mostest is none other than Melanie!  You know and love her work!  She inspires us with her out-of-this-world coloring.  This week she is challenging us to hand make embellishments to enhance our card creations.

I decided to go with rolled flowers created with the Sizzix 3-d Flower die.  I folded back the pedals slightly before I rolled them up to give the flowers more shape.  I also sponged a wee bit of Mod Podge on the edges and added gold glitter courtesy of Martha Stewart.  That concludes the Handmade Embellishment portion of our programming.  You'll also notice, I included a picture of some fabulous trim I purchased at Pizzazz in El Paso, TX.  I tried talking my mom into buying some of this gorgeous stuff, but she said she could live without it...WHAT?!  I told her she'd be sorry that she passed on it, but she insisted that she didn't need it or want it, so I added this pic to my post to tease her a bit.  I think it is absolutely scrumptious!  It reminds me of a rich gold epaulette one might find on a military uniform.  And best of all, I think it suits my goddess perfectly.  

Speaking of my goddess, today I have used Artemis.  I love this image, especially that bow and arrow.  This chica looks like she is ready to kick some butt!  Find Artemis and all the other lovely Goddesses in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop, along with the latest Lulu's, and the Kitty Kapers sets.  Speaking of Kitty Kapers, Melanie has used the image of the kitty getting his chin scratched on her card, so that will be the prize for the random winner of this week's challenge.  Also, you'll want to check the Frugal Friday specials while you're there and take advantage of those smoking hot deals, but you'll have to act quickly, because they're only on sale through Sunday.  AND...don't forget to stop by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog, where you'll find inspiration galore from the Krafty Girls DT.      

Okay, dokay...that's it for me!  I'll be back soon with a new video tutorial for the Color Me Copic Club, so please check back in a day or two :)  Until then, stay krafty!             


  1. A gorgeous card!! Love your embellishments!!

  2. Stunning! Love the image and your coloring is great! Hugs, Hanneke

  3. As usual, wonderful card! And you are absolutely right about the trim, it is so appropriate!

  4. great embellishment cheryl fabulous card.

    greetings karin

  5. LOL! I bet your mom is sorry now that she passed on that trim. It's one of the first things I noticed, my mind went WOW where did she get that???
    Beautiful awesome stunning as ever. Have a great weekend!

  6. Wow another stunning card... always so beauitful, love it xx

  7. Beautiful card and love those roses! Did I give you that gold trim...what was I thinking! Hee Hee
    Hugs, Mom

  8. Oh! I remember now about that're right, I didn't buy any of it! I'm thinking now, I should have!
    Love Ya! Mom

  9. Fab card - those rolled roses look amazing! xx


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