Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Card Class

Hello Friends!

Today I am releasing details for my September card class.  I hope you can join me.  We will make 8 cards (2 each of four designs).  Here are the details:

If you would like to attend my card class for free, just place an order with me before Friday September 18th at 5:00 p.m.  CLICK HERE TO PLACE AN ORDER.  (Just click on "shop now")

To become an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber for just $19.95 per month CLICK HERE.

I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!

Until then, here's wishing you many creative adventures and a VERY blessed day!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RSVP now for the August Krop with Kim retreat!

Hello friends!

It's time to RSVP for my August Krop with Kim retreat!  I am so excited about this month's retreat because we will be starting what I hope will be a long-running ministry connected with the retreat!  I am attaching photos with all the information (I'm hoping they are legible).  If you have any questions, please email me at madrid_kk@yahoo.com.  Even if you've never been to one of my retreats, I would love to have you join us!  We always have a really wonderful day with lots of laughter and creativity!

Until next time, here's wishing you many creative adventures and a very blessed day!!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Countdown to Vegas ~ Day 2

Hello again friends!

I'm back today to share the second card I sent to my mom in anticipation of our mother-daughter vacation to Vegas.  She received this card last week .. one week out from our trip ...

I just love this card.  In my haste to write some cute comment to my mom on the inside, I took a picture before I got a picture of the inside of the card, but when you open the card, the inside says "Goes on Facebook" .... BWAHAHA .... What happens in Vegas goes on Facebook.  I'm so clever.  LOL!  (Again, the Stampin' Up! rotary stamp made it possible for me to stamp a clever little sentiment)  I wrote a note to my mom on the inside that she's been warned!  I love posting pictures of our mother-daughter trips on Facebook and she just hates it.  LOL   Luckily, she loves me, so she tolerates my disobedience fairly well. 
Check back tomorrow for THE CUTEST Vegas card ever.  I'm just gonna go ahead and put that out there ... it's THE CUTEST VEGAS CARD EVER .... because I said so!
Until next time, friends, here's wishing you many creative adventures and a very blessed day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Countdown to Vegas!

Hello friends!

Today I'm starting a three day series (is three days considered a series?) ... anyway ... I'm starting what I'm calling a three day series showcasing cards I made for my mom for the three weeks leading up to our annual mother-daughter vacation to VEGAS!!

I wanted to send her a different card each week that was Vegas themed up until we leave.  The card I'm showing you today is the card she got first (two weeks ago) ...

This card has lots of bling ... just like Vegas.  Unfortunately, the cherries are retired (from Button Buddies), but I couldn't resist using them on a Vegas themed card.  The sentiment (Feeling Lucky!) was fun to create with the Stampin' Up! rotary stamp.  It takes a little getting used to as it's not quite like stamping with our regular rubber stamps, but once you get the hang of it, it's so fun thinking of all the different sentiments you can make with this one little (actually it's kind of big) stamp!
Well that's it for today.  Tomorrow and Friday I'll have two more cards that mom has already received leading up to our trip.  I hope you'll stop back by to check it out.
Until next time, here's wishing you many creative adventures and a very blessed day!

Friday, May 1, 2015

In-Color Sneak Peek Party

They're here!!!  The new Stampin' Up! 2015-2017 in colors have just been released and they are YUMMY!!

Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe ... YUM!  So ... two disclaimers about these colors .... #1 ~ Yes, Macaron is spelled correctly (at least how they spelled it in the catalog ... I, personally would have spelled it Macaroon, but I digress) ... and #2 ~ I find it funny that four of the colors have yummy names that make your mouth water and then you have Tip Top Taupe .... whimsical, yes! ... but not edible like the others .... again, I digress.

I am so excited about these colors because they will be the focus of my May "Retreat"!  I put retreat in quotations because I'm going to do things slightly different this month since I'm doing a bit of a catalog sneak peak ... more on that shortly.

We will make three make and take cards and in the process, use all five new in colors so you get to see them up close and personal!  This month, you have two options for attending this exciting event:

Full Retreat Experience

(You can see what the full retreat experience is like by CLICKING HERE)

What you pay:  $20

What you get:

  • a six foot table reserved just for you to craft all day (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  • everything you need to make the three make and take projects
  • my exclusive "Kim's Kollectable" purse charm for May
  • access to all my Stampin' Up! punches, dies, embossing folders and big shot to use on your own projects
  • bonus goodies for full retreat attendees
  • participate in an optional pot luck lunch
  • your very own copy of the 2015-2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog two days before it goes live!

Make and Takes Only

(You come and make the three make and take projects at your leisure anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.)

What you pay:  $10

What you get:
  • everything you need to make the three make and take projects
  • your very own copy of the 2015-2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog two days before it goes live!

Here are the details for the May Retreat:

When:      Saturday, May 30th
                 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (or come and go)
Where:     On the Campus of St. Pius High School
                 4000 St. Joseph's Place NW, Albuquerque
                 In the Cafeteria
RSVP:      RSVP is a must whether you choose the make and take option or the full retreat
                 RSVP deadline is Friday, May 22nd at noon 

To RSVP for this event, please email me at madrid_kk@yahoo.com or call or text me at 362-6315.  I will send an invoice via square up for you to pay on-line or you can mail a check prior to the RSVP deadline.

Can't wait to share the new in colors and the exciting 2015-2016 catalog with you!

Until next time, here's wishing you many creative adventures and a very blessed day!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Crafting Retreat Make and Takes

Hello Friends!

I'm back today to share the make and takes from my April crafting retreat.  As I mentioned in yesterday's post, this month's theme color was Daffodil Delight so I wanted to use that color in all of the make and take projects.

Here they are:

I am particularly in love with the 2nd one (with the Pool Party card base).  I didn't realize how well Daffodil Delight and Pool Party would go together, but I just LOVE that combination ... and you just can't go wrong when you put a doily on a card!  ;)

Keep watching for details on my May Crafting Retreat coming soon.  Or subscribe to my blog on the left hand side of this post so that you will automatically get an email when I post my events.

Until next time, here's wishing you many creative adventures and a very blessed day!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April Krop with Kim Crafting Retreat Recap

Hello friends!

This past Saturday, I held my April Krop with Kim crafting retreat and I wanted to share the details with you.

Every month I choose a color to be the "theme" of our day and April's color was Daffodil Delight.  I just love that color so much and it was so easy to do lots of cute things with it.

Before I get in to the details, here's a peek at the room we meet in.  All those huge windows provide FABULOUS natural light for crafting!  (And the view is pretty great too!)

Each person had their own reserved space with goodies waiting for them.  I also set up a "make and take table" for my guest to use to make their make and take projects for the day.  Here's a peek at that table:

I'll share the actual make and take projects with you tomorrow, so be sure to check back!  Now ... let's take a peek at all the goodies the ladies had waiting for them:

As you can see, I had a pretty good time with my inspiration color this month!  Everything at this space was for my guests to keep.   Let's look at all the details.  

Each guest had a name card waiting for them:

This month was the first month I issued a "Kim's Kollectable" purse charm and I just love the idea!  Every month, my guests get a purse charm they can hang on their purse or craft bag that coordinates with the theme for that month.  Here's the April Kim's Kollectable charm:

I had an idea that I wanted to give my guests lemon scented sugar scrub, so I reached out to my friend Quinn (QuinnEssentials on Facebook) to help me make some.  Not only did she help me make some sugar scrubs, but she also made my guests some cute little lemon scented soaps!  She's awesome and the ladies really liked those added goodies.  Here's a picture of the sugar scrub, soaps and their little trash can for their craft spot:

I wanted to provide a beverage for the ladies to enjoy during their crafting time and these cute little holders went perfectly with my theme this month.  I just tucked a little packet of Crystal Light lemonade in there.  So cute!

Finally, I mentioned that there were make and takes.  I provided three cards for the ladies to make.  I always like to type out some instructions for them (including helpful tips) and then I like to package their make and takes up in a cute little package.  Here's the instructions cover page:

And here's the cute little package of make and take supplies.  (Try not to take note of the less-than-perfect coloring job on the letters .... I had a little 8 year old helper who might not be as much of a perfectionist as his mother).

Well .... that's it!  It was a really great day and I believe the ladies had a really enjoyable time.  (I know I did!)  I'll be posting details on my May Crafting Retreat soon (think "new catalog sneak peek").  Tomorrow I'll have our make and take projects up for you to check out.

Until next time, here's wishing you many creative adventures and a very blessed day!