Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Rockwell Designs and Festive Friday: Peace

I had THE most exciting cardmaking day yesterday.  First, I was named to the Addicted to CAS Wall of Fame along with six other cardmakers - a group that I am incredibly proud to be part of.  I'm sure you know them all, but definitely check them all out!


Then, I won a gift certificate to Paper Smooches!!  They liked the Back to School card that I did just two days ago!

And, finally, I will be guest designer in October at Avery Elle!!  I cannot tell you how long I have been trying for this one!!!

I cannot believe everything has come at once.  I definitely thank each and every one of these groups! And I thank Mr. Mojo for showing up the last few weeks.  I definitely have hot and dry spells and I was definitely feeling good about these projects.  This week...not so much...I had a whole day off after my final papers and before the next school semester started again yesterday (on a holiday!!)  and I got one card done - the "peace" card that follows.  I struggled all day and have so many things in my scrap bins.  From reading all of your blogs, I know mojo comes and goes for everybody.  

We cardmakers are a tough bunch, aren't we?  We stick it out in the tough times. We create cheerful birthday cards when we aren't cheerful.  We create sympathy cards for people we care for.  We survive when Mr. Mojo disappears!!  And it always all works out in the end.  I LOVE this hobby!!



I got the Notched Star Banner from Papertrey Ink's last release.  It was a Halloween release, but I saw this as a perfect Christmas die!  I was inspired by two different challenges.  First, the "peace" challenge at Festive Friday was exactly the inspiration that I needed to use this new die.  Then, I am four colors behind at Jackie's Pantone Color Challenge.  I knew there was a deep blue that would work perfectly for a night sky.  Thankfully, it's OK to get behind with the color challenge, because all colors are open until September 22.

Peace




  • Stamps: none!!
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening, Stampin' Up Silver Glitter
  • Ink: none!!
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Notched Star Banner die, Wonderful Words Holiday die, Quickutz star die, Stampin' Up Silver Cord

30 comments:

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Way to Go!! Congratulations all on all your fabulous news this week...well deserved!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is STUNNING! Just love the blue and silver and the clean design! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats on all of your Happy Crafty News!!! Gorgeous card by the way!! :)

Carol said...

Kim, congrats on all your wonderful news! When I saw your AE card a week or so ago, I immediately thought, "this is the card that is going to win this month!" I was so happy to see the folks over at AE agreed with me! It is a wonderful card, as are ALL your cards. I need to invite your Mr. Mojo over for awhile, because my Mr. Mojo just isn't cutting it for me.

Vicky Hayes said...

So pleased you had such a great day Kim - all those accolades are so well-deserved! Love this beautiful blue and silver Christmas card with its sprinkling of stars. Vicky x

shirley-bee said...

Great news, well done you! Love the little cutout stars in the banner - I can see why you thought Christmas.

Hannelie said...

Wow... Lucky girl!
Well deserved and congrats!
The blue and silver is just fabulous together.

Lisa said...

Happy dancing for you Kim, congrats on all your good news!! Pretty card today, love the sparkle!

Happy Dance said...

You go girl! Three wonderful happenings for you - awesome! And well deserved too. Pinned your AE card; am madly in love with it!! Today's card is lovely. The blue from Jackie with your design is a perfect fit for FF challenge. Another winner. Bev

Shannon J said...

As they say, things happen in threes!!!! Huge congrats to you on so many things to celebrate!! And let me tell you - a zillion times deserved! Your cards knock me off my feet every time! And today's is no different - absolutely love it! Looks to me like Mr Mojo is still hanging around!!

cm said...

Wonderful news X 3, and each one well-deserved! Your cards are an inspiration to many of us, more than you can possibly know. Every one = a work of art! I'll join the choir in singing your praises; great to see your hard work being recognized!! Your card today: stunning! Mr. Mojo seems to have re-appeared!
c

Marjolein said...

Well, congrats to you!!
Good things do come in three don't they?
And I think Mr. Mojo isn't going anywhere by the looks of your gorgeous card!!
Wow, silver/blue/white, a perfect combination!
Bye,

Marjolein

wienerhoneymooners said...

Well deserved, hoorah!! You are HUGE Allstar in my book!!!

Deepti said...

Congratulations for all the goodies you got, you deserve all of it and I deserve some great inspiration from you :) your cards are ever amazing :)

Lindsey said...

Yay for you! I think you are amazing and I'm so glad that you were showered with rewards and praise for your talent. Loved your post...it's true isn't it? Too bad we weren't the ones who could control when mojo comes and goes. :) Way to stick it out, though, because you created a beauty.

Lindsey said...

Yay for you! I think you are amazing and I'm so glad that you were showered with rewards and praise for your talent. Loved your post...it's true isn't it? Too bad we weren't the ones who could control when mojo comes and goes. :) Way to stick it out, though, because you created a beauty.

Tracey McNeely said...

Congrats on your exciting cardmaking day Kim! What a bunch of accomplishments and good fortune. Love how you used the PTI die for Christmas!

Jean said...

A huge Congrats to you ~ I always look forward to visiting your blog ~ another fantastic card. Love the blue and silver together ~ the star banner does work great for Christmas too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful, beautiful peace card, Kims! Love the deep blue and sliver. Oops, silver. I'm so becited for you that you received even MORE happy news yesterday! Congratulations on the Design Team spot at Avery Elle!! They are SO lucky to have you!! xxoo, Darnell

Linda Callahan said...

You are a rock star girl! Big congrats........now go buy a lottery ticket :)

mypapercraftworld said...

How fantastic, Kim, congratulations on all three ... and so well deserved! What a beautiful card ... love the colour combo, love the standout 'peace'! Anita :)

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous!

Jen said...

Congratulations on all the well-deserved accolades! And I'll just say that this card is stunning. Absolutely stunning!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Wow, congrats on a great week!! I LOVE this card, and how you used that banner as a holiday background. This is beautiful! The colours are perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

lostinpaper said...

You Go GF, you are one incredibly talented papercrafter!

Jackie said...

Congrats on all of your fantastic news Kim! You've been one busy lady. Your card is STUNNING!!! I'm so thrilled that you played along in so many of my Pantone Color challenges.

Barb said...

gorgeoua! congrats on your many accomplishments Kim...again, it ain't no surprise ;)

i'm REALLY hoping i'm on your xmas card list (hint hint)...it would be a keeper for sure!

fun stamping said...

Congrats for everything! Certainly well deserved - I always love your work, so its not surprising to me that other people love it too!

Julie said...

Well your mojo seems ok to me. I really like the elements you've gathered together for your card.
Congrats on the Wall of Fame and the prize.
You're spot on about card making being great for us - a friend invited me to join her group 7 years ago.The year before we had lost our only son to cancer(he was 22)and I have to say it has helped!
I'm sure others have similar stories.

Geri said...

Well...SOMEBODY had a big day!!!;) So happy for you! Love, love, LOVE this beautiful design...perfect from top to bottom!!! Thanks so much for adding it to the inspiration at Festive Friday!!!