Tuesday, March 8, 2011

365 Cards - Day 9 - Do That Decade: The 90's & Going Green with D2D

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday at my blog! My first card up is for Day 9 - Do that Decade: The 90's at 365 Cards. This one was hard for me. I graduated high school and college in the 90's, but for some reason I couldn't recall any trends or fads! So after a little research and being reminded of "grunge rock" out of Seattle which then reminded me of coffee, I came up with this card. I grunged it up with ink, embossed/ sanded core-dinations paper, and torn paper, then "rocked" it with the sentiment and music paper (please ignore that it's actually Christmas paper! It's the only music paper I had!), and finished it up with this fab MTF Who's that Girl stamp! So what will the Decade of the 90's inspire in you?!?

Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. A Spoon Full of Sugar  - Vintage/Shabby theme: I think the "grunge" is pretty "shabby" and "grunge" is almost vintage!
2. Aly's Sunday Challenge - anything goes
3. Craft your passion challenges - anything goes
4. Creative Card Crew - no flowers
5. Let's Ink It Up - embossing + hand stamped image
6. Mojo Monday - sketch
7. PaperPlay Challenges - shabby chic/vintage
8. Stampin' B's Design Team - strike up the band (something music related)
9. The Crazy Challenge - lovely ladies

Next up is my sample for the current challenge at the D2D Card Ideas blog. This week's challenge is "going green" by using recycled elements. Well, I made that little silver shamrock out of a nut can topper! I also used the Lucky Bird image which is still free for everyone, so dropped by and get yours at
Delightful Inspiration and join us for the challenges!

Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Alphabet Challenge Blog - R for Ribbons
2. Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Die Cuts: the image was cut out and matted with die cuts
3. BasicGrey Challenges - Wings + Basic Gray item: The patterned paper is BG (Lime Rickey)
4. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - anything goes
5. CES challenges - St. Patrick/Good Luck: got both on here!
6. Crafty Ho’s Challenge Blog - St. Patrick's Day
7. Crazy 4 Challenges - sketch
9. Do you Stack up - Just GREEN it
10. Easy Craft Projects - Challenges - Green
11. Hand Stamped Sentiments - Go for Green
13. Iris's Spot - buttons
14. Karens Doodles Challenge Blog - go green
15. Lollipop Crafts - critter
16. Paper Cutz Challenge - St. Patrick's Day
17. Paper Pretties - Ribbon
18. Paper Romance Challenges - Vellum
19. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Lemon Zingy
20. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Going for the Green
21. Really Reasonable Ribbon - Green + ribbon
22. Sassy Studio Designs - Green as main color
23. Scrap-Creations - going green
24. Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - good luck
25. Stamp Something - Digi Day
26. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - You Lucky Duck
27. The Corrosive Challenge Blog!! - Green
28. The Crafty Pad - ribbons
29. The Creative Cottage Challenge - Tag you're it
30. The Shabby Tea Room - Luck of the Irish + Green

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see your creations!


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card, easel cards are my favorite. I love the image you have used and the DP Too
Thank you for joining us a Anything Goes

SuzanneK said...

Fantastic easel card, love the DP, it's perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Jo said...

Both wonderful cards!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So very tweet...oh, sweet!!!

WencheP said...

Such a cute card, love the cute bird. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Regan said...

Fantastic cards! I'm with you on the 90s.... Grunge and coffee is all I can think of too! lol Your coffee card is perfect! I also absolutely adore your Lucky Bird card! How cute is he? Fabulous designer paper and love how you used the button on the easel card! Thanks for playing along @ SSD!

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

Courtney said...

Adorable cards Kim! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!


Jodie Mackrell said...

great cards! thanks for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Peggysue said...

Your D2D card is lovely. Love that bird image. Great use of vellum-I never think to pull out the ole vellum! Thank you for joining our GREEN challenge at DYSU. Good luck!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Kim:O) Love the yummy papers and great layout. Cute image.
Thank you for joining Karen's Doodles, good luck!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Benzi said...

Both cards are adorable. I think your Christmas music sheet is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining the Stampin' B's music challenge this week.


So glad the steroid drops are working on my eyes so I can see all the details on both cards! Love the distressing on your first card and of course that cup of java is very enticing...Perfect card my DD!

And now that my eyes are better I can start Faith's new bird digi and make a card too! Yeah.

Have a great day Kim, Love, SAM aka MOM

Lola said...

Both cards are just beautiful! Love the vintage of the first and all the glorious green on the D2D card!

Ria said...

Both cards are gorgeouss :) thanks for playing the Vellum challenge at Paper Romance this week.
hugs Ria

Sandra P said...

Wonderful cards! Love the sweet bird :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

*Vicki* said...

Oh I just love BOTH of your creations!! :) But I especially love that darling easel card!! :) The colors and sweet image are very sweet!! Thanks so much for joining with us at Stamp Something and Inky Impressions challenges!! HUGS

Debbie said...

Two fabulous cards Kim, your cute chick one is perfect for our challenge this week. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Mandi said...

Stunning card Beautiful one before it too
Thank you for entering Creative Cottage
mandi x

Julie said...

Fab card, Kim - lovely image and a great design!! Perfect for our challenge at CES this week - thanks for joining us! Juliexx

Patti J said...

What fun cards, Kim!!! And oh my goodness - 30 challenges!???! You are my hero. Really, you are! Hugs!

Craftyanny said...

Thanks for joining us on Karen's Doodles Kim, your card is fab!!
Anne x

Shirl said...

Both cards are adorable Kim especially the Do That Decade. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Iris said...

Super cute! Those papers are gorgeous and the bird is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!

Karen W said...

Very cute and thank you for joining us at Creative Belli

Kathy said...

Beautiful creations Kim. Love the D2D easel. Thanks for playing along at SSD this week, too!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such pretty cards! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Boy that birdie just POPS right off the card! Great job!! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge! We hope to see you again next challenge!

Rose said...

Super cute cards!! Love both of them ;) thanks for playing along with us at HSS this week!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Cute, cute cards - thank you for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Carolyn V said...

Great card, Kim. Lovin' the java groove! :D I also love how the pearl swirls echo the coffee steam. Very cool!!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous cards thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

kaylou said...

super cute image and gorgeous papers, thanks for playing in our good luck challenge@CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Patsi said...

both beautiful cards babe, the coffe image is fab! Thanks for joining us at LIIU. Patsi x

Nicole said...

Cute card - adorable image! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Sammibug said...

Wow, I love the red musical DP you used!! Fabulous card! Thank you so much for playing along with us, at Iris' Spot

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous easel card Kim! Love the papers and embossing, thank you for joining us in our Inky Impressions Easel card Challenge, take careX:)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great cards! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

inkedx2 said...

Cute card for our challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


Silke Ledlow said...

Kim, both of your cards are just BEAUTIFUL! Totally love your easle card...awesome interpretation of the C4C Sketch! Fun and sweet little birdy image :)! Thank you for joining is this week!!! Hgus ~S~

Cor* said...

VERY shabby chic vintagy grunge......whole lotta goodness, that's what I call it! Was a pleasure to see your embossed creation at LIIU! Thanks for playing! Good luck!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Love both of your cards, I love MFT stamps ! Love your little bird card too, what a cute image and great with those BG papers.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.


Jo and the BasicGrey Challenges DT x

Karita said...

Both your cards are beautiful! :)

Thanks for joining at SSC this week :)


Caroline said...

Fantastic cards!! Perfect for our no flowers theme this week at the Creative Card Crew.
Caroiline x

Tammy Miller said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love everything about it!. Thanks for joining us at the The Crafty Ho’s Challenge Blog. I hope to see you back. Tammy

joey said...

Hi Kim

two gorgeous cards I love the colour on the top card, thanks for joining us at inky impressions

Joey x

Shannon said...

Both of these are great cards! Love the recycled challenge for the adorable bird card. Fantastic idea. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Anne Marie said...

Both of your cards are great! I just love easel cards and your St. Patty's Day card is so sweet. Lovin' that sparkly shamrock! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

Joan Ervin said...

I love both of your cards but the little yellow bird stole my heart!!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

stampinbygenny said...

Great background paper. I love the image. Very cute card!

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful cards, such a sweet image on your D2D card and terrfic idea with the recycle shamrock.Thanks for joining us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this time, hope to see you again.
Sharon x

Sammi said...

Two great card!!

Loving the little birdie!!

Thanks for playing along at Inky Impressions for the Easel card challenge!