Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Heard You've Been Sick

Just like Thank you cards you can never have enough "Get Well" cards on hand. I like to make "Get well" cards that will make that person giggle to themselves and this one does just that! I bought the SVG file from (Remember I said she had a great sale this past weekend and I took advantage of it?) The front of the card says, "Heard you're sick" and then the inside says," Remember donot whine or show your behind and get better real soon"



Monday, May 31, 2010

Thanks so stinkin much

Hi everyone! Ever need a Thank you card quick? Seems like I am always needing one so I sometimes make several of the same one just for those occasions.

I made this card for a friend of mine. She loves Pippy LaPue. So I went searching for a Skunk SVG file and found this one at ( also has a cute one). The skunk is holding a sign that says "Thanks" and on the inside it says " stinkin much!!!" You can actually use this cut for several different things like a card for your husband that says, "I love you so stinkin much" or you could do a scrapbook page of one of your children making a mess or cutting their own hair(I have lots of these) and title it "You've been a stinker" Just to name a few.

Li' Song Bird is Graduating

Hi everyone!!! I hope you all had a funtastic Memorial Day. I spent the day doing my favorite thing ever. You guessed it... card making and scrapbooking!!! I really got alot accomplished. Ever have days like that? Days that you just spring out all kinds of projects. The creative juices get flowing and there is no stopping you and then there are days I want to make something but to save my life I can't make a thing look right. Well, lucky for me I was having a creative juices flowing kinda day. That means I have several projects to share with all of you. I will try to share a new item everyday this week.

Todays project was inspired by a lady I work with. Her son graduated this weekend and he can sing like the most beautiful songbird you have ever heard. Thus, my inspiration. I found this SVG file for SCAL at my new favorite place She was having an awesome sale this Memorial Day Weekend and boy did I take advantage of it. This SVG file is called Songbird. I cut the graduation hat from Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge and the paper.... well, I can't tell you for sure just some scraps I had on hand. Hope you enjoy and gets your creative juices to flowing.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Sailboat Card

Goodmorning everyone. Hope you are doing well on this beautiful Monday morning. I am going into work a little later than normal today and since I had to get up and get the kids off to school I have some free time. Just enough to make this post and share another card with you. This card is also a file I got from the cutting cafe. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Duck Shaped Card

Hi everyone, Are you enjoying the spring weather? All this rain reminds me of ducks. Thus, the inspiration for my latest card. I got the cut file for this project at The Cutting Cafe ( If you haven't already, scroll on down and view the video on how to use SCAL (Sure Cuts Alot) to cut these files on your Cricut.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Nightowl Card

Can you believe it. Three videos in one day!!! Actually I have had a few to upload and could'nt due to computer issues, so you're getting it all at once. This card was inspired by my little sis. Hope you enjoy!

Strawberry Shaped card Part 2

Here is the second part to this video series. Check out The Cutting Cafe @ They have all kinds of files that are so easy to use.

Strawberry Shaped card

Hello everyone. I am sorry it's been awile since I last posted. My computer has had a virus and I've been unable to load my videos. My husband has worked on it and finally I have a new video to share. Thanks for your continued support!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

beautiful trees

Happy Easter everyone! Today I am making a card using the digital stamp set from called "Beautiful Trees"

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Where Have You Bean?

Hi everyone! I wanted to start todays post off with a BIG announcement...I have been choosen as one of the video designers for "The Cutting Cafe"!!!! I am so excited! I feel very lucky to get to work along with so many talented people. Thank you Regina for this opportunity. The Cutting Cafe' has digital stamp sets available. You should check out thier site @

This is my first video for the site. I am using the "Got Coffee & Coffee Bean Stamp Sets"

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Giraffe Card

Hi everyone! Is it raining where you are? It is pouring buckets here. I am sorry I haven't posted a video recently. To be honest getting over my back surgery is proving to be a slower process than I expected. So, I have one video I hope to get uploaded in a day or two and after that I will probably post pictures on my blog for awhile. I hope you will still join me and I appreciate your support.

I used the Paisley cricut cartridge for this card.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Giving your support card

Hi everyone! I almost have a new video ready to view. I thought I would give you one more card to see. I made this for a friend. The sentiment on the front says: Wanted to show our support and then on the inside you can write a personal sentiment. This is a great card to give some one who has breast cancer or surgery or just a great friend who has a good sense of humor and needs a laugh. A couple of other sentiments you could use is: Breast Wishes,Bravo, or Thought you could use a Lift.

To create this card I used the Sweethearts cartridge, Nestabilities Label #3 dies and K&Company paper pack called: Smitten (I love how this paper looks like lace.)


Sunday, March 21, 2010

You are Beautiful Inside and Out

Hi everyone! I hope you all have had a great weekend. I am so glad Spring is here along with some warmer weather. I am so excited to see I have some new followers. Thanks for subscribing.

I am working on a video to put up soon, but wanted to give you something new. This is a card I made for my sister. I used the Paisley Cartridge for the Cricut and the stamped image is from Just Rite Stamps.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Trendy Recipe Box

Hi everyone! Is it raining where you are? It is a cold drizzly day here in Tennessee. A perfect day to stay in and get crafting! Which gives me an idea for today's post:

Do you have a drawer or folder full of Recipes that you've cut from magazines, swapped with friends, and family recipes (recipes you've called your mom or sister to get real quick)? I do, especially recipes I've called my sister for if I need something for work and want to impress. Did I mention she got the cooking talent? Well today's post is to help you get them all organized!

PaperTrey Inc. has a great stamp set called "Recipe Box" as well as recipe card to help you get all those recipes organized. You can also buy a recipe box from them. I personally bought my recipe box from Michael's from the (you guessed it) Dollar bind! You gotta love a great bargain.I also used the "From My Kitchen" cartridge.



Recipe box 4


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Episode #11: Ace Of Cakes Birthday Card

Hi everyone, glad you are stopping by! Well it's been a little while since my last post. I had my back surgery and am on the road to recovering. I'm still not back to myself completely and my time up and about is limited so I will be posting some pictures of projects as well as a few videos.
This video is for my niece who loves to watch Ace of Cakes. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cricut: Rock Star gift card

Monday, March 8, 2010

Going To Grandma's House Part 2

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy this 2 part series on making a scrapbook layout. If you are visiting from my You Tube channel I just want to let you know to stay tuned for the cut recipes I promised. If you have been following my blog then you know I have been having some back trouble. Well, I am going in the hospital for back surgery and will not be posting for a few days.(Say a little prayer for me) At that time I will go back and post the cut files. Have a Great Day!!!

Going To Grandma's House Part 1

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A View Into Kim's Nest (Scrapbook Room)

Hi everyone! I just wanted to give you a view into my little scrapbook room. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Weight Loss Journal

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by! I have a question for all you crafters out there. Where do you find your "Inspiration" for your crafting projects? I usually get mine from events happening with me and my family, a song,what supplies I have bought recently and can't wait to use and many from other blogs. There are alot of very talented ladies out in the blogging world. I have heard that some get their's from color combinations. Mine usually starts with the idea first and color's I use depend on my mood, the pictures I am using on that page, or the type of project and who I am making it for.... We'll explore more on that subject later, onto my inspiration for this project. As mentioned before I am having some back trouble going on 9 weeks now!(Ughh) Anyhow, I have taken several rounds of prednisone and if any of you have taken this you know what I'm talking about when I say, "It makes you GAIN weight". Thus the inspiration for my weight loss journal. You could also use this same concept to make other types of journals. I made my daughter one for her Junie B Jones sticker collection. I hope you might find some inspiration in todays project and don't forget leave a comment. I love hearing from you.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Simple St. Patrick's Day Card

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by today. Can you believe two videos in one day? Actually I am having some back trouble that has left me less mobile at the moment. I have been making videos all along while I was having technical issues and now that I finally found a editing program that will work on my computer it seems to be a good time to work on uploading them as well as keeping my mind busy. I hope you enjoy.

Spa Gift Card

    Hi everyone. Sorry I haven't posted in a while,I've been having technical issues. I think I have that all fixed now so you will be seeing more videos from me. Please feel free to send request. I love new ideas.I also want to thank all of you for your kind comments and for subscribing to my blog.
    Todays card was inspired by my friends birthday. I wanted to get her a gift card at the local spa....and that is how this card was created. You will notice that after I taped this video I added a few extras. After the video I will list the recipe for all the cuts.( This is actually EPISODE 4 not 3.)

Recipe for Spa  Gift Card

1. Everyday Paper Dolls: Cuts @ 4" pg. 39
  • Robe and belt
  • Hair & Towel wrap
  • Shoes
  • (2) Paperdolls in blackout
  • Pg.57 (Acces 2 +Shift) Cucumbers
  • Pg. 41 (Acces 2) Chair
  • Pg.44 (Acces 3) Table (Drum)
  • Pg. 43(headware) Tea set X2

2.Paperdoll Dress Up
  • Pg. 33 (Acces 3) X4 Nail polish
3.Paper Cuts:
  • Card Base = 5X7
  • 1st Layer = 4 3/4 X 6 3/4
  • 2nd Layer = 4 1/2 X 6 1/2
  • Inside = 9 1/2 X 6 1/2
  • Score @ 4 3/4

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bargains and more bargains

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Honey Bee Card

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Episode 1 Bubbles or Bust

Leo The Lion Valentine Card

Leo Valentine Card
   Hello everyone. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I first want to take a moment to thank my sister and niece for all their hard work getting my new blog up and running. Didn't they do a great job? I think so. Because I am so grateful I am dedicating my first video to them.
   Saturday I went for my weekly visit to one of my favorite stores "Michaels" They have alot of Valentine papers, stickers, stamps, glitter....I could go on and on but you will have to check it out. Anyway I came across this Paper pad by K&Company for Valentines Day. (Have I mentioned I am totally a paper addict?) This pad has glitter, foil and die cuts, plus a few stickers. A total of 106 pieces, 50 sheets of paper. Using my 40% off coupon it was around $12.00. Not bad right? Yeh, thats what I thought too. It gave me an idea. I am going to try and see how many different Valentines Cards I can come up to make with it. So stay tuned to see what I come up with and maybe you will get a light bulb moment too.
   So here is my first card. I was inspired by my oldest son to create this card for Valentine's Day. He is a Leo so I thought this would make him smile and oh how I love to see a smile on his face. I will post the recipe for this card below.
Close up Leo Card
Recipe for Leo Card:
  1. Cut the base of your card @ 5 1/2 X 8"(I chose Bazzill-tomato)
  2. Score base @ 4"
  3. For the front cut @ 3 3/4 X 5 1/4
  4. Strip at bottom @ 1" X 3 3/4"
  5. Using Nestabilities: Label Cut 1 large and 1 next one down.(you could also use a cut with your cricut or cut a square)
  6. From Cricut Cartridge: Animal Kingdom on pg. 109 - Grrrr @ .75"
  7. Using same cartridge pg. 112 - lion head @ 2 1/2", Using the blackout feature and shift cut at 3 3/4 "
  8. From the Cuttin up cartridege I cut eat@1"
  9. I used Peachy Keen "Animal Kingdom " stamps for the face.(you could just as easily design your own face)
  10. I also uses ColorBox Cat eye ink: Chestnut Roan and Ruby to ink around the edges
  11. On the inside of the card I cut a 3 1/4 x 5 1/4" and then uses a Martha Stewart punch for the edges.
  12. The Happy Valentine stamp is from Michael's dollar bend.
Inside of Leo Card

Thanks for visiting Kim's Nest. Come back and see what else I have in store for you.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Under Construction

Well it has been a long time coming....I am finally getting my blog going. Check back soon to see what's in store!!!
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