Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bee Happy for some BLOG CANDY

Hey! Hey! Hey!  (Think "Blurred Lines".....not Fat Albert!)

Notice my new spruced up blog and domain name?!  Lets face it.......I'm sort of known for typos.  If you have ever conversed with me via Facebook, email, or text, you know it.  Typing was risky.  I was bound to make a mistake.   It's SOOOOOO long!  So, you can now find me by simply typing   I loved Debbie Carriere's new clean blog design and noticed she got her template from Designer Blogs so I selected a nice clean one for myself, too!  Like it?!  

In honor of new and improved blog design and domain name, I am giving away a little blog candy!  Let me first share a card I made using some new tools!   I am playing along with the Sweet Stop's challenge #222 with an adorable stamp set by My Favorite Things called Doodle Garden Sweet as Can Bee.

I created my own pattern paper using a stamp from the My Favorite Things Washi Patterns stamp set set.  I stamped it in black licorice ink onto lemon drop CS.  I matted with black licorice CS.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R22, R20, R30
hair and shoes- C9, C7, C5, C3, C2
body - C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, Y17, Y15, Y13

Notice those perfect layers?!  If you are a frequent visitor of  my blog, you know I love to mat my images and panels...usually with black or brown.  Perfect Paper Crafting has the coolest tools to make layering a cinch every single time!   You can create perfect layers as small as 1/16 of inch up to 1 inch with the Perfect Layers Deluxe 3 Tool set  WITH  NO  MEASURING! You just line the tool up against the edge of the panel that you are matting and there is a little lip on the tool so "grabs" the edge of the paper.  Just a quick sweep of the X-Acto knife and you have a perfect layer! 

Here's the Perfect Layer video tutorial that I snagged from the website:

How cool is that?!   But wait....that's not all!  I also used another cool tool from Paper Perfect Crafting called the Perfect Ruler!  One of my favorite things about it is that is has a centering ruler so that I can easily center my images on my cards......without needing to do math!  No more eyeballing things when trying to center your images!  This takes the guess work out of it and it is perfect every time!  

Here's another video to show you all the perks of this handy ruler!

I am so impressed with these tools that I have agreed to be a Brand Ambassador! 
What that means is that I can save you 5% off anything in the Paper Perfect Crafting Store when you use the code Kim5% at checkout!


Now, how would you like to WIN the Perfect Ruler?!   I have one to give away so here is what you need to do for a chance to win:

1.   Head on over to my Paper Perfect Designs Facebook page and "like me"
2. Head to the Perfect Paper Crafting Facebook page and "like them" and let them know I sent you!
3. Come back here and leave me a comment to let me now you've done it!

The winner will be chosen on Saturday, August 17th and will be announced both here on my blog and on my Paper Perfect Designs Facebook page!  Good Luck!


  1. Cute simple new design. I should think about this too. Great idea about these tools and would love to win!

  2. Kim....your colouring is just incredible!!! I love the hair!

  3. first- the card is stunning as usual!!!!
    next- where has this tool been all my life? I am known for crooked layers!

  4. I would love to win the perfect ruler, I am sure it would be good as I can never cut a straight line even with a normal ruler! I already like both the pages.

    I love your CAS card, sweet image.

    Cazzy x

  5. Already have the perfect layers tools but would love to try out the ruler. Thanks Kim!

  6. Just as cute as can "bee," Kim! Perfect coloring as usual...and yes, I did notice those perfect layers as soon as I saw your card! LOL! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week! Hugs!

  7. Thanks for the chance to win. Would love to try the Perfect Layers tool and the Perfect ruler! Both look awesome. Love your work, perfect as usual!

  8. Done! Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. All done! I've heard a little about these products, and I would be keen to try them for myself. Thanks for the chance to win, and congrats on the new blog and DT position!

  10. Hi Kim, I already liked your FB page and now I like Perfect Paper Crafting's page also! Thanks for the chance to win a great tool!

  11. Your card is beautiful, love the image!
    I was already a fan of yours and liked and left a comment in the second one...
    Thanks for the chance,
    Ardilla :)

  12. Adorable card! Love the CAS design!

    1. I didn't even notice that you joined our challenge at The Sweet Stop! Thanks so much for playing along with your wonderful card!

  13. Love that card---so darn cute! I'm already a follower. But I'm not on FB. However, I shared on google +

  14. Sweet!!! New design looks awesome - perfect to showcase your gorgeous projects :) I had such a hard time deciding on a template!!! LOL. I have been eyeing that perfect ruler! Glad to see you like it.

  15. What great items!!!! I liked you on Facebook for awhile now and I liked Perfect Paper Crafting Facebook page and told them that you sent me!!!

  16. This sentiment totally brings this image to a whole new level (and the image was already pretty high on the cute meter). Fabulous card!!! Hugz!

  17. Love the cute card and would also LOVE to win! Thanks.
    Laura Holt

  18. LOVE the new look :) So glad I checked out the card, I am sure that I NEED that Washi stamp set... off to add it to my cart! YOU're such an enabler! Hope you have a great week girl!!

  19. I love your coloring, can you make a video on it??? plzzzzz.....
    I am already your FB fan, and liked PPC FB page...

  20. I am a follower on your FB page. Just liked PPC and left a note about how you just sold me on their cool tools! Love your Bee Happy card! So glad you used this week's The Sweet Stop sketch! You rocked it!

  21. As far as I'm concerned your cards were already perfect. Can't imagine what they'll be like with these tools. Great giveaway Kim and congrats on the blog facelift. :-) Already following you on FB and liked the PPC FB page. Hugs!

  22. Great card, Kim! I love the "patterned paper". :)

  23. Congrats on the new blog look, Kim! I really love it. And congrats on the new gig...looks interesting for sure.

  24. This is a super cute card. Love the coloring on the image. Thanks for playing along with The Sweet Stop! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  25. Super sweet! Awesome coloring!


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