Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day and CHALLENGE!!

Mother's Day!!
Hey everyone, thanks for dropping in!
As you all know i lost my MOM in January but i think of her everyday!

I wanted to make this card in memory of her and seeing as her most 
favorite thing was flowers, i made this card to showcase that.
I used the most gorgeous paper's from Paper Garden
Let's have a look and read the bottom of the post for all the details.

Ok as you can see i went to work on my cuttlebug to cut these dies out.
I have to say these papers are such nice quality, so thick and a dream to use
with die cuts. No tearing and they popped right out of my dies..
It's really hard to tell with the light colours i used but this paper just shimmies..
And you can see, during my picture taking i smeared my ink on the love. Thankfully
i was able to fix it. I'm just so impatient and can't wait for it to dry...humph.
If you would like to join in on the fun..here is the link to get your submissions in.
I'm so sorry for the late notice but you have till the eighth to get them in..
Good luck everyone!!
Papers colours i used: Stardream Kunzite -purple
Essie Pearlized White
Stardream Aquamarine
Shine Lime Satin

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Thanks for the Condolences!!

Thank you so much for the Condolences!
I'm almost Back...i think..

Hey gang i have just got back to the swing of things since my Mom passed away suddenly. Our family has been very busy moving her items and cleaning out her apartment. I want to thank you all for the support and well wishes through this difficult time. I really appreciate those who have been waiting on me to resume my DT obligations. I should have more videos up in a couple of weeks and a new look for my blog..if i can get things together. I have great intentions on getting things done but sometimes TIME just slides away. 

I have a new challenge that i'm starting with my daughter this Monday..yikes how did it get here so fast. We have six months to lose weight. Top loser gets treated big time. 
What prompted this change, well for me losing my parents due to health issues is a big motivator for me. And of course to spend bucket loads of time with my grandchildren for many years to come. 
And well....My son is getting married in a year at a destination wedding and i'm just saying...
you are NOT going to see me in a swim suit looking as i do now..

That being said i will try and share my journey with those who are interested and will keep in touch and make sure i get some new videos out there too...ha ha.

I have also decided i will provide you with posts containing affiliate links for your convenience.
Just items i love that may help you to find them easier..i may receive a very small commission but it will NOT result in additional charges to you or cost you anything extra. This small commission will help pay the fees to keep this site up and running. Thank you so much for your continued support! 

Here are some affiliate links to show you what i mean!
Sorry for those of you who visit using mobile devices won't be able to see, Working on it..

Again Many thanks for dropping by and will see you all so very soon!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Paper Garden Challenge!!

Paper Garden Holiday Cards 2015!!

Hey all, i hope all is well for you and yours. I've been crazy busy
making Christmas Cards and i'm still so far behind..ha ha
I  just don't understand how i make cards all year round and still have
trouble getting all the Christmas Cards done on time.

Let's show you the card i put together for
 Paper Gardens Challenge this yr.
You have a chance to vote this card as your favorite here:

This image may be familiar with you all as she is a character in my
Daughters newest book A Very Fairy Door. Soon to be released.
We can't wait to show you the final book with Fairy door..
It's a very proud moment for me..my daughter is one extremely talented girl.
I guess i could take a bit of credit for that RIGHT?

Let's have a look!!

I colored this one with my trusty promarkers and added a
bucket load of wink of stella for the much needed glitter on this fairy.
Very simple embellishments as per my style. A couple die cut stars,
 and some burlap to add some texture.
The purple background paper is from Paper Garden and it shimmers
like crazy..LOVE it!! I really hope you like this sweetie and i hope you
can take a second from your day to throw a vote my way..but really
 if you see a card you like better by all means vote for that one..
And even one better get your card made and enter yourself.
.Best of luck to everyone!!!

Challenges i'm entering are:

Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Cards in full swing!!

Christmas Cards!!

How many do you have to send out this yr..i'm up to about 30 but i'm trying to cut that number down. How do you all have time to create so many. There never seems to be enough time in a day..
However i did get this one done and have a video tutorial if you would like to see how i colored her up..Real time so you get a real close and personal experience..if you can stand the boredom..ha ha
I think i nodded off once or twice while editing..i'm either wayyyy to tired or i have an issue with listening to myself..
Anyway, enough about me..lets get to my project!

Ok, this one was colored with promarkers all the way. I tried a new color combo for the hair and fussed a bit too much but finally got it looking passable. Added just a few elements to frame her and that's it. Sweet and simple, my kind of card. Youtube tutorial here:


I hope you all like, and i would like to enter into these challenges!

Sunday, October 25, 2015



Whew i did my very first periscope today. I have a lot to learn but i hope to be able to bring you all some fun and inspiring content your way. Live coloring which you can watch but also comment..and i can answer live..right there..How awesome is that. Mobile devices are set up to use periscope for interaction however if you are watching from a desktop you can't comment live. I use my iPad and have bummed my son's Samsung phone to tape if i can figure out how to get it over my space. I'm learning so please be kind and i hope to do better in the future. If you have the periscope app you can follow me..kimbob27brown is my user name so you can find me. 

Any time we broadcast and if you are a follower of mine you get a notice when i stream live. You can watch the reply for 24 hours after broadcast. Soon periscope will have a feature to fast forward on the replays if you just want the highlights. 

Tap the screen above the little peri man and you have the ability to give hearts to the one broadcasting to show some love!! It's fun, join in!!!

Now for a new card I've done recently to give you something to look at...
THANK YOU ALL for supporting our A Very Fairy Door
Our Web site will be up and running soon to sign up for a newsletter and to pre-order your book with doors..I hope you all visit in the near future..

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Very Fairy Door PLUS a Special Deal!!

A Very Fairy Door

Hey everyone i'm sure you know that i've been crazy busy promoting my daughters new book that comes with a super cute fairy door that i designed. 
There is only 3 DAYS left and we need your help!
We have added a new reward level that will get you two digital stamps 
of your choice of the eight fairy's we have. For 6.00 dollars Canadian..that's about how much you would pay for a specialty drink. And if you live anywhere else but Canada..your getting a even better deal. The full set is only 25.00 Canadian..again a great deal for 8 digital stamps. These will NEVER be sold again, it's a one time deal. Krista Smith will NEVER have them in her store. 

This is more than just a book with a door, it has come from our hearts. It was a saving grace when my daughter was going through her surgery's and complications from having cervical cancer. Having happiness in her life again meant the world to me. She got up each day excited about this book, and the magic it brings children. As you may know she currently works at CHEO a children;s hospital in Ottawa and we want to give back. Get those ill children in a happy place. Create some wonder, excitement, joy in their lives as well. Here is a coloring tutorial that i did with one of the digital stamps..How can you pass these sweeties up..THANK YOU for those who have pledged already and to those who can pledge in the next few days. 
Here is the link to PRE-ORDER the book with door
or to purchase Digital Stamps!!

I hope you enjoyed that video and below are some of the other cards i was able to find time to make. 
I'm hoping to get the other one in the next day or two..I will post on our facebook page so come have a look. Get all the news, and enter our giveaway.. A Very Fairy Door

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Check it out!!! 
Means the world to me if you can support and make some dreams come true!!

Thank you all so much..i feel the love!!
Pre-order your book and door, or Digital Stamps..
Be one of the first people to get the first print of this book..
You are able to support the project for as little as 1 dollar.
Any help will be so appreciated..