Friday, September 27, 2013

Fantastic Friday Magic Card!

Happy Friday crafty friends!  Before we start, don't forget to grab this months free image
These next two weeks are crazy busy for me.  Beginning October 1st I will be hosting the annual Link Up for Pink Blog Hop, then on October 5th I will be joining Operation Write Home team for the World Card Making Day Blog Hop weekend.
Get your ATG guns, paper and supplies ready and stay tuned for more information on those events! 
Today I'm sharing a Magic Card.  I was introduced to this neat project by the G45 Fan page on Papercraft Planet.  I just love this talented group of ladies and best of all, we get to use some of the most incredible designer paper in our projects! 
This card was created using my own Bartholomew Bat. For this card, I've cloned him via Microsoft word so Bartholomew and his twin can fly in for a mischievous, fun filled Halloween.

I've used paper from G45's Steam punk Spells collection
Embellishments from Recollections, a MS Punch and spellbinder die
Digital Stamp is Oak Pond Creations Bartholomew Bat and I've added color with Copics
 
You can see a full tutorial on how to make this card HERE on YouTube from Tracylovestoscrap.  Thank you Tracy!
Have a wonderful start to your weekend.  Hugs and Happy Crafting! -Kim

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sketchbook News: OPC Sponsors Crafty Creations and Things to Come...

Good Morning and happy Wednesday!  Just a small post to let you know about the challenge over at
 Oak Pond Creations is sponsoring this week's challenge #240 and the theme is
So Charming.
Check out the specs, build a card and join the fun for your chance to win three Oak Pond Digital Stamps.
 
There are some new images in the studio:

 Crafty Spider
 
Halloween Friends
 
Skull

 
I'm also working on a few more images including a new Otis Owl image for Halloween to be release this weekend.
Here's a sneak peek:
 
I hope everyone has a perfect Wednesday.  Hugs and happy crafting!
-Kim
 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sketchbook News: New in the Studio and This Month's Free Digi!

Hello crafters!  Football season has begun in the USA.  I hear crickets chirping (in between the screams of the football fans) on blogs and craft sites tonight as we watch the NY Giants take on the Denver Broncos.  It's a fun and competitive time of year for us, it is a sure sign that Fall has arrived.

Tonight I want to share a gorgeous card made by Charlene M. over at
Crystal Dolphins' Blog
Charlene used digital stamp
OPC Pumpkins
Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card Charlene!
 
This weekend I finished up two of my latest illustrations and wanted to share:
OPC Skull
 
 
 
OPC Crafty Spider
I will be adding more images as the days pass and I'll post as they become available.
Your freebie is available until September 30th:
 
OPC's Not So Spooky Spider
FREE IMAGE NOW EXPIRED
CHECK BACK NEXT MONTH FOR ANOTHER FREEBIE



This image is protected by copyright.
Please do not copy and paste my free image anywhere on the Internet/world wide web.
It is intended for your personal use on a craft project.
Angel Policy applies.
Thank you and have a wonderful week.
Hugs and Happy Crafting!
-Kim

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sketchbook News: Amazing You and a Sneak Peek

You are amazing.
Yes YOU.
I don't always have the time to reply or e-mail each and every person that comments or stops by OPC but I want you to know that I truly appreciate every message and e-mail I receive.  You inspire me to keep pushing the pencil and create illustrations that will keep you inspired, let you relax and enjoy the fun of coloring and of course, creating gorgeous paper creations :)
Thank you. 
I hope everyone is ready for another crafty weekend.  Fall is upon us and the holidays are just around the corner.  New Halloween images will make an appearance in the Studio this weekend.  Here's a sneak peek:


Keep an eye out for the new image release post this weekend.
You can also sign up for e-mail alerts or join the Oak Pond Creations Facebook page to get the latest news and posts.  Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wedding Bells

I hope you are having a spectacular Sunday Crafters!
Dear Husband and I are on the road this weekend for a friends wedding.  Before we left, I didn't get a chance to make a wedding card. *sigh*  I packed up my travel tote with a couple of pieces of paper, some adhesive and a few embellishments.  I had no room for Copics or Prismas this trip so sadly I wasn't able to use an image :(
When we reached our destination, I was able to put together a clean and simple wedding card.  I've distressed the edges for texture and after going through the small selection of embellishments I brought with me, I decided on a Jolee's wedding cake and a simple touch of pearls around the edges.  My DH snapped a picture of my card in progress.
Ya gotta be prepared, even if your 600 miles away from the studio ;)  Enjoy your day!
Hugs and happy crafting :) -Kim
 
Scissors, paper, adhesive and inspiration.
Never leave home without them ;)


 
Challenges: