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Monday, February 20, 2017

Valentine's Cards

Happy belated Valentine's Day. I hope it was a sweet one for you all.

I just love making greeting cards for this holiday.  Nornally for Valentine's I make red and black cards which I love but this year I decided to add some pastel colored cards to my collection. Earlier this year, I made some cards with this beautiful paper pad from Michael's. I loved it so much, I just had to see if I could use it for Valentine's and they look great to me.

  • Recollections Paper is from Michael's 6x6 paper pad called "Blush and Mint." 
  • Flowers made with my Spellbinders scalloped circles. 

Take a look! Do you feel the love? LOL!

Cards are 5x7 in size. See the heart in the center? Love that idea!


Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

11 Years & Counting

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. This picture is the cover of a special photo album my father-in-law made for us. He is a great photographer and he filled this book with lots of great memories.

It is hard to believe it has been 11th years since we said, "I DO." The time is just flying by. I still remember when I first met Ron.  We were students in college. He was a shy and kind young man with a full head of hair! LOL! We were briefly acquainted with each other before he transferred to another college. Also, his dad was one of my professors and of course I now tease my father-in-law and say he was the hardest teacher I had. LOL!

After Ron left, we never saw each other again. Then, 16 years later, our parents randomly met each other at a conference. They had a great time chatting and getting to know each other. Later that day, his mother asked him if he remembered a girl name Kelly from college and he vividly did. A short time later he called and we got reacquainted. I have to credit my mother-in-law for getting the ball rolling. LOL!

He was still the kind and gentle man I remembered but this time with no hair. :) Over the months, our friendship turned into love and the love turned into a proposal and marriage. Our wedding day was January 28, 2006 on a glorious winter's sunny day in front of hundreds of our family and friends.

I loved everything about our day but one of my favorite moments was this picture. It was one of the first times we could take a break from all the ceremonies and just have a moment to take it all in. What a moment!

 I look forward to all the joys this eleventh year will bring. Thanks to all of you for sharing this moment with us. Cheers!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Christmas Cards Part 3

Happy New Years to you all! Hope the year has been good to you so far. Here is part 3 of my Christmas cards. If you missed parts 1 and 2 check them out. 
 Part 1 Here    Part 2 Here

I loved using those red velvet flowers on the previous cards but wanted to try making my own. I used my scalloped dies for three different layers. They turned out cute don't you think? LOL!

"I Love Christmas" Echo Park paper collection


These were made with the stickers from the Echo Park kit.

Finally, my signature red bow card. Will always love this!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Cards Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of my Christmas card collection. If you missed part 1 of this collection click HERE.
I just love how many varieties I was able to make using the Echo Park "I Love Christmas" paper kit. I love using flowers. They give the cards such a feminine touch. The red velvet flowers were from Michaels and the paper flowers I made with my dies.


Thanks for stopping by. I will post the final part soon. Take care!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas Cards Part 1

Hope you and your loved ones had a cheerful Christmas.  I made lots of Christmas cards from the Echo Park "I Love Christmas" Collection .We sold out everything I made for my K. Simone Designs business and that was exciting. Plus, I made a few more for my personal use. My mojo for making these cards came later than usual but glad it showed up. Now I still want to make a few more and Christmas is over. LOL

Here are a few.


 I will be sharing more on my next post. Stay tuned and have a nice day!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Cupcakes Anyone?

Happy Fall! Last Summer I took a cupcake decorating class at Michael's and I loved it. It was really great to learn the basics. This was all new to me and I was excited to try it out.  All Summer I wanted to make more but the weather got too hot to bake so I had to wait. Finally we had a break with some cooler temps and I was able to get back to these yummy treats.
I made two of my favorite colors: happy sunny yellow and hot pink. Oh, and they tasted good too. 

Have you tried cupcake or cake decorating before? Isn't it like art? Maybe that is why I love it. Now I can't wait to make some more. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Looking Back- K. Simone Designs

Happy Summer! I hope you are enjoying yourselves so far. I know many of you have heard of #throwbackthursday on social media. So this  #throwbacksunday. LOL!

Last May, we reactivated our K. Simone Designs greeting card business.  Since then, we have been planning and working on some new goals. Doing all this has taken me back down memory. Boy, I have made SO many cards and we were fortunate to have some great experiences, too.

Today, I will be sharing one of my favorite experiences from 2011, our first year in business. Some of you may remember I blogged about our first opportunity to sell our cards at actress Tori Spelling's former store, Inventori. That was such an amazing time and gave us great excitement and joy.

Ron and I at Inventori. Didn't my card babies look good on that table? :)

Her staff was so kind and worked well with us.

Store staff Jennifer and Anthony with me

Our holiday cards

Then, later that year,  I was able to met Tori at a store event. She was so lovely and encouraging.

Tori Spelling and me 2011
Hope you all enjoyed this blast to the past and I hope to share any new updates as the year goes on. 

Now back to work for this year's cards. Go K. Simone Designs, go! LOL!