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Sunday, April 29, 2012

More Cards for Mothers

I have enjoyed making all these Mother's Day cards. I have used Prima's Meadowlark patterned paper collection on all these cards. It have been a fun challenge to see all the different ways I can mix and match these patterns.

We have got several orders and will be busy this week finishing a few more cards and shipping them out. So excited!

Take a look!

Wish you could see this in person. This lavender rhinestone slider is so pretty. I like mixing jewelry type pieces with my crafts.

I really like the green ribbon on this one.

Green glitter paper is so fun to use. Just makes this card a little fancier!

This one has green glitter paper also. Can you see it?

Love using this Prima paper with the sheer leaves, velvet like flower and the bling swirls. So lovely!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Cards Added For Mother's

Oh, I am in Mother's Day card heaven! I have made so many cards and still have more to make.

Here are some of the beautiful embellishments I have been using for my Spring and Mother's Day cards.

Aren't these so pretty?

Here are more of the cards I made. I found these rhinestone sliders and couldn't wait to use them. They have pink stones and so beautiful in person.  Also, I used Prima's Meadowlark patterned paper on the yellow and pink cards. The last pink floral paper came from Paper Source store. These cards will be added to our Etsy shop this week. (http://www.kellyron.etsy.com/)

This card sold so I made another one. So pretty!

Love how these cards turned out. Hope the mom's feel the joy that I feel. 

K. Simone Designs... where our couture greeting cards are a gift!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

And The Winners Are

It's time to announce the winners of our anniversary card giveaways. I wish I could pick all of you. Thank you for the many kind well wishes too.

Ok, the winners were randomly selected and without further delay... the winners are...

"Yay! Big Congrats to ya. So happy to hear that your shop is doing well. What a fun giveaway!"

"awww Kelly! SO happy for you. What a great adventure is has been for the two of you! Congrats and what a fun giveaway!"

Congrats to you both! Just go to Our Etsy Shop and pick a card. Then email me (ksimonew@aol.com) your choice and mailing address.

Thanks for playing along and celebrating with us this week!!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Our First Year Anniversary

"Celebrate good times come on...."

K. Simone Designs is a year old today! Yippee! I was so nervous and excited to start this new adventure. The first big step was to open our online Etsy shop and I am so glad we did. What a journey we have been on!

Ron and I have sold and donated lots of cards, met some great people and experienced some amazing exposure. Our cards are sold by phone and online but we were also so happy to have them sold at a local store, Inventori. That was a big highlight of the year.

Thanks to all of you that have been so supportive and encouraging. All the cheers have helped make this year so special.

In celebration of this milestone, we are giving away some cards! We will be picking (2) lucky people to win one our NEW Mother's Day cards from our shop. (http://www.kellyron.etsy.com/)
  • Contest starts TODAY and ends Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm PST
  • Leave one comment here on this blog post.
  • TWO names will be selected randomly.
  • Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 22, 2012
  • Each winners will select 1 card from our Etsy shop.
So, leave you comment and even tell a friend. Don't forget to check with us on Sunday to see if you are a winner.

Thanks for celebrating with us.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

More Thank You Cards

I had a nice challenge. My mom wanted some thank you cards for ladies and men. Most of my cards are 6 inch x 6 inch in size. But I decided to try a smaller size card. So I got the pre-scored card and envelope package from Michael's. They were so small and I really wanted the 5x7 size instead. But I jumped into the smaller size 4 inches x 5.5 inches and was surprise how fun it was.

Making cards for men is another challenge. But I did have some paper I thought would make nice designs. So I made a variety of cards that she will enjoy giving away. Go on Kelly, you did it! LOL!

Here they are! I got on such a roll with the lady cards, I made more than she needed! So maybe a blog giveaway gift is coming soon?????

Used Echo Park pp and Recollections flowers.

Used Teresa Collins pp, Recollections flowers and lace ribbon.

Used buttons and a variety of pp from My Mind's Eye, Doodlebug, & others. Can't remember! :)

Here is a closer look at a few!

All the lady cards were presented in this adorable organza bag instead of an envelope. I know they will love this!

Isn't this lace beautiful? Love how the satin ribbon runs through it. Found this at a trim store. Love it!

Love the textures on this card. The top looks and feels like leather and the bottom feels like courderoy.
Thanks for taking a look and all this fun work. Also a big thanks to my mom for this card order. Hugs!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

NEW 2012 Mothers Day Blog Page

With Easter behind us, we are now gearing up for Mother's Day.  I created a NEW blog page on the right that has all the information and pictures of this collection. Here is the link. Mother's Day Page

This week, I will be loading up these cards on our Etsy.com store. So make sure to take a look and tell your friends. Thanks all!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! I still remember wearing a special outfit, getting my hair done and the family dinners. One of my favorite memories was taking pictures. My dad was a professional photographer and for many years, he would take pictures of me in my outfit. It was like a mini photo shoot. Sometimes we would even go on location - like the neighbors yard. (See that is why I should of become a professional model. He gave me some great training. LOL! ) Then, to prolong the holiday I loved wearing my fancy hairdo and new clothes to school the next day. This was one of the best holidays plus all the vacation time, too. So fun!

In celebration of Easter here are a few cards I made for my mother-in-law. My husband wrote a poem which was included inside the card. So together we created a lovely card.

Used green and white cardstocks, purple glitter cardstock, patterned paper by Best Creation Inc, green ribbon, and lavenderr flower. Card size is 6x6.

Used my Spellbinder to create the sentiment shape. Love that machine!

Poem written by Ron Roberts,  my hubby. Great job, Honey!

Hope you enjoyed my little stroll down memory lane and these cards. Happy Easter to all of you. Enjoy your day!