Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happy Saving for Happy Shopping

Hi Everyone!  It is "Happy Saving for Happy Shopping" time.  Enjoy your holiday!  

"That's All Folks!"  Ta Ta for Now.  Stay Tuned for More Crafting with KMC!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Annular Solar Eclipse 2012: Ring of Fire

If you haven't heard, today we have a solar eclipse and it is a annular solar eclipse (aka Ring of Fire).  This doesn't happen very often.  I heard the next annular solar eclipse will be in 2024 (please correct me if I am wrong because I am no scientist).  I guess the best place to see a today solar eclipse is western side of USA and eastern side of Asia.  Luckily, my husband took some pictures during the solar eclipse taking place.

@ 6:30ish in the evening from my craft room thru a peep hole

@ 6:35ish in the evening from my living room thru a peep hole 

@ 6:37ish in the evening from my backyard thru the leaves of the trees 

@ 7:01ish in the evening from my craftroom thru the peep hole

Too bad that we, the northern Californian, won't be able to see the actual Ring of Fire of the annular solar eclipse.  According to the news, Reno is the the best place in the western USA to see the Ring of Fire.  Anyway, I think it is still cool to witness this amazing natural phenomenon.  Hope you find this as amazing as I do.  Thanks for dropping by.  

"That's All Folks!"  Ta Ta for Now.  Stay Tuned for More Crafting with KMC. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Frankenstein Cricut Expression

Hi All!  If you follow my blog, I bling my pink ATG gun.  This time, I decided to bling my Cricut Expression.  Hehehe.  I think I am bling crazy.  Let me know what do you think.

Front (w/ Bling)

Front (Detail) 

Front (Detail)

Front (Before-No Bling)

Back (w/ Bling)  

Back (Detail) 

Back (Before) 

"That's All Folks!"  Ta Ta for Now.  Stay Tuned for More Crafting with KMC. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Treat Bag: Fun in the Sun

Welcome to KMC.  My son's last day of school is around the corner.  Like last year, I want to give some treat to his classmates to reward their accomplishment through out the school year.  Therefore, I made a treat bag (will be filling with treats inside) today.  Hope my son and his classmates will like it.

KMC's Recipe: 
- Size:  9-3/4"x6-1/8"x2"
- Cricut Cartridge:  Create a Critter, Plantin SchoolBook 
- Card Stock:  Recollection (Read, Black, Light Green, Light Yellow, Yellow, Light Purple, Light Blue, Beige, Kraft)
- Postboard:  Hobby Lobby 
- Embossing:  Cuttlebug 
- Dies:  Spellbinder 
- Embellishment:  Big Bling (Clear Rhinestone) 

I entered this project in the following challenges: 

"That's All Folks!"  Ta Ta for Now.  Stay Tuned for More Crafting with KMC. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Thank You Card: Birds & Cage

Welcome to KMC!  Next week is my son's school "Teach and Staff Appreciation" week.  I made a Thank You card for my son's teacher.  She did a very good job with my son and I can't thank her more so I made another big card.  I hope she will like this card.

KMC's Recipe: 
- Size:  9" x 12" 
- Cricut Cartridge:  Serenade 
- Card Stock:  American Tradition Design (Purple), Recollection (Black, Purple, Silver, Yellow)
- Pattern Paper:  DCWV 
- Ribbon:  Celebrate-It - 1/4" Wide (Purple)
- Embellishment: Darice-Pearl (White), Big Bling (Clear Rhinestone), I-Rock (Clear Rhinestone)

Challenges that I entered with this cards are.....
2. Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Challenge #66-Things with Wings -
3. Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes -

"That's All Folks!"  Ta Ta for Now.  Stay Tuned for More KMC.  

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mother's Day Card: Happy Mother's Day

Hi All!  Thanks for dropping by.  Today, I made another Mother's Day card.  Again, it is also 9"x12" card.  I hope you will like it.

KMC's Recipe: 
-  Size:  9"x12" 
-  Cricut Cartridge:  Paisley 
-  Card Stock:  American Tradition Design (Beige-Textured), Recollection (White, Brown, Green, Light Green), Coredination (Pearlized White, Pearlized Tan) 
-  Pattern Paper:  K & Company
-  Post Board:  Hobby Lobby
-  Die:  Sizzix, Spellbinder 
-  Embellishment:  Big Bling (Clear Rhinestone), I-Rock (Clear & Green Rhinestone)
-  Ribbon:  Celebrate-It - 1-1/2" Wide (White),  Celebrate-It - 1/2 Wide (Brown) 

With this card, I enter in the following challenges:
1.  Cardz TV: Challenge #107 -
2.  My Craft Spot: Challenge #54 -
3.  AUD Sentiments Challenge:  Challenge #53-Anything Goes -
4.  Crafty Creation Challenge: Challenge #168-Mother's Day Card -
5.  Paper Playtime:  Challenge #73-Anything Goes -
6.  More Than Favors-Wacky Wednesday #70-Mother's Day -
7.  Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Pile On the Flowers -
8.  Krafty Girls - Challenge #6-Dear Mother -
9.  My Sheri Crafts: Challenge #84-April Flowers bring May Flowers to Mom -

"That's All Folks!"  Ta Ta for Now.  Stay Tuned for More Crafting with KMC.  

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's Day Card: #1 Mom

Welcome to KMC!  Since Mother's Day is around the corner, I made a Mother's Day card.  I hope you will like it.

KMC's Recipe:

Size:  9" x 12" 
Cricut Cartridge:  Wall Decor and More 
Card Stock:  Colorbok (White), Recollection (Red, Green, White) 
Pattern Paper:  K & Company 
Poster Board:  Hobby Lobby 
Emboss:  Cuttlebug 
Dies:  Spellbinder 
Embellishment:  Big Bling-Rhinestone (Clear), Darice-Pearl (White), I-Rock (Clear Rhinestone)  
Ribbon:  Celebrate-It - 1-1/2" Wide (White)

I have enter several challenges with this card.  

These challenges are the following...
1.  Creative Corner: Mother's Day Challenges -
2.  Tuesday Throwdown: Tuesday Throwdown #96 -
3.  My Craft Spot: Challenge #54 Mother's Day -
4.  Cardz TV:  Challenge #107 Mother's Day -
5.  Catered Crop:  B for Bodacious Recipe Swap -
6.  AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes -
7.  Crafty Creation Challenge:  Challenge #168 Mother's Day/Gifts -
8.  Paper Playtime:  Challenge #73 Anything Goes -
9.  Krafty Girls:  Challenge #6-Dear Mother -
10. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge:  Challenge #62 -

"That's All Folks!"  Ta Ta for Now.  Stay Tuned for More Crafting with KMC. 

The White Room (aka My New Craft Area / Playroom)

Hi All!  Welcome to KMC. The last few months has been crazy with moving, packing, unpacking and the kids.  I finally feel like I'm settle in my new place.  Today, I would like to share my new craft room with you.  The room is not really all mine.  I share the space with my kids.  Half of the room is their playroom and half of the room is mine.

My craft area / kids' playroom

Storage for all my supplies

My desk and my Cricut Cartridge Tower 

Storage for my kids' toys 
(My Cricut Expression and Silhouette Cameo sit on top of the shelf) 

Play area for my kids' to play

My son's desk 

"That's All Folks!"  Ta Ta for Now.  Stay Tuned for More Crafting with KMC.