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Friday, December 19, 2014

Shabby Chic/Victorian Christmas Stocking

Hi there!  I am coming to you today to share a stocking that I designed with products from the Creating With Details amazing store.  I had so much fun making this stocking as it will be a gift for a very special person in my life, my biological Mom.  She is elegant, classy, and beautiful inside and out and this project is a perfect reflection of her in my eyes. I have always loved the black and ivory combination and hope you like it too!

I started out using one of the canvas stockings carried in the store: Creating With Details Store

I added the black flatback pearl trim around the edge.  The scalloped lace was glued to the inside top of the stocking (this could also have been sewed).  The black and ivory laces were adhered to the cuff of the stocking next.  Then I fixed the applique slightly under the cuff and cut out the black flower from lace and glued it and the bling in the center of the flower.  I attached 3 snowflake pieces of bling on the toe of the stocking.  On the top of the stocking in the center of the black lace, I added a resin frame with black and white cameo.  Two large pearl embellishments were added to either side of the cameo on the black lace, as well as smaller pearls and black rhinestones in various places.  To embellish the top of the stocking where you hang it, I added pieces of ivory seam binding, black lace,ivory organza ribbon, a white tassel,  leftover pieces from the applique, a black teardrop rhinestone, 3 acrylic wheat sprays, and a black organza flower.  Here is a close up of the top:

Here is how I finished the back of the stocking:

Items used from the Creating With Details Store:
Canvas Stocking
Venise Ivory Lace Trim
Ivory Beaded Venise Applique
Embroidered Lace Trim- Ivory
Black Umbrella Lace Trim
Black Fabric Flower
White Tassel
Clear Acrylic Wheat Spray
Ivory Resin Cabochon Frame
Black Flatback Beaded Trim
White Acrylic Pearls
Black Large Oval Cameo
Flower Cluster Bling

From My Personal Stash:
small pearls
small black rhinestones
snowflake bling
ivory organza ribbon
black teardrop rhinestone
thin black trim
ivory seam binding
black lace flower

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and look at my Victorian Shabby Stocking, please leave me a comment and check the Creating With Details Blog every week day for a new project from the Design Team.  Mai is putting names of people who place an order in Nov and December in a drawing for a grab box worth over $100, so don't miss out on that!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Your Creating With Details Designer,

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Creative Colors Challenge #26

Hi bloggers and crafty friends!  I am coming to you today to share my latest card for the Creative Colors Card Challenge.  We would love for you to play along with us, here is where to find it:
Creative Colors Challenge

As this challenge is the last for the year, our palette consists of holiday colors.  We had to use vintage green, deep red, white, and add glitter.  Here is the inspiration photo for our color palette:

Our sponsor for this challenge is DRS Designs and I picked a very pretty digi of a berry wreath.

Here is my card:

I layered printed card stock from The Paper Studio, 2 of the same Sissix die, white paper doilies, and then  two of the images from DRS Designs.  One was adhered directly to the card and the second was put on top of it with foam tape for dimension.  I colored some of the berries deep red and then added red stickles from my personal stash on top of them.  I used glossy accents on some of the berries and used Barbara Trombley's Ultra Fine Glitter #26 Angel Dust on top of those.  I added 2 small pieces of white lace in the corners and added white resin snowflakes on top of them. I glued white braided trim around all four corners and sprayed that with Tattered Angels Caper Green Glimmer Mist.  I made the bow with hunter green gross grain ribbon, a piece of lace that I sprayed with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Medallion, some ivory seam binding that was also sprayed, and a twig with white berries. I added 2 red buttons and three pieces of snowflake rhinestone and pearl bling to the underside of the bow.  The flowers are from the Secret Garden and were white, I painted them with Radiant Pearls Crimson Nights, added glitter when they were wet.  When dry, I sprayed them with Tattered Angels Barn Red Glimmer Mist.

I hope you enjoy my creation, please feel free to leave me a comment.  I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!  Thank you all for the support you have shown me, and I look forward to sharing more with you from the Creative Colors Challenge in January!

Your CCC Designer,
Kim Norman

Friday, December 12, 2014

Shabby Vintage Card for Creating With Details

I am so excited to share this card with all of you as it marks the start of the Christmas season.  I just love so many of the products in the Creating With Details store and had such a great time pulling all of these items together to design a vintage inspired shabby Christmas Card.  I love all things vintage and the image from this Pion paper just spoke to me.  Here is my card:

Here is a close up of the embellishments on the bottom corner of the card:

I layered the shiny gold card stock, then the navy blue, the paper doily (cut in half), and then the image from the Pion paper (I distressed the edges with navy ink).  I then hot glued the lavender venise lace around all four edges of the card.  I then added the medallion trim on the 2 side edges of the card and glued a strand of white flatback pearls on top of that.  Next, I adhered the snowflake bling and flowers to the top left corner of the card.  I glued down the 2 leaf appliques to the bottom of the right hand corner of the card.  This was followed by adding the flowers and snowflake bling, and acrylic wheat sprays.  I hit the edges of the flowers with the navy ink as well.  My last step was to put some glossy accents on the flowers and around the image and then sprinkled the Twinkle Dust on for a more magical feel.

The snowflake bling, flowers, Melissa Frances paper doilies, and all papers were all from my stash, but the rest of the yummies are from the store:

Venise Lace Trim
Blue Acrylic Wheat Spray
Medallion Lace
Leaf Appliques- New and Available Soon!
Twinkle Dust- New and available Soon!

I hope this card puts you in the Christmas spirit!  Please leave me a comment and thanks for stopping by, see you all next Friday with my next project.

Your Creating With Details Designer,

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Creative Colors Challenge #25

Hi bloggers and crafty friends!  I am sharing with you today another creation that I designed for the Creative Colors Challenge.  For this challenge, this was our inspiration photo:

We had to use holiday green, holiday red, golden, and use embossing.  If you want to play along with this challenge, you can find it at:   Please join us!

The sponsor for this challenge is:  I love her digis!

Here is what I came up with:

Here is a close up of what I did with the digi of the presents:

I started by layering green and gold polka dot paper, then gold shiny paper, and then the printed gift paper.
I stamped the words Merry Christmas and embossed with red glitter embossing powder.  I used foam tape to give it dimension when I secured it to the gold paper.  I then used vintage red ribbon under that.  I added the red bow with gold beads, white marabou feather trim, and a big red flower to the top of the card.  On the bottom, I colored the digis with markers using colors to match the printed paper.  I added pearl trim, pink bling,brown  ribbon, a red wheat spray and tiny red flowers as embellishments. 
Most of the items I used were from my personal stash, but the following are from:
Small Red Flowers- Secret Garden
Big Red Flower- La liberi
Printed Paper- Kringle and Co.  Gift Wrapping Room by American Crafts
Red Wheat Spray and Marabou Feathers- Creating With Details

 I had a great time making this one and hope you like it!  Please leave me a comment and play along in this challenge.  

Friday, November 28, 2014

Creating With Details Design Team Project- Altered Configuration Box

Hi bloggers and crafty friends!  Today I want to share with you my first design team project for Creating With Details.  I altered a Tim Holz configuration box that I will be using to hold many of my small embellishments.
I had such a good time playing with all of the CWD goodies, I LOVE this store! 

Creating With Details Store
Here is a photo of my project:

Here is the side view:  as you can see, I attached the feet to the bottom so it will stand up off my messy desk.

This is how it looks when opened up:

I decorated some of the small boxes inside and used others to hold my pearls and some buttons.  These smaller boxes can also be taken out, here is what the bottom looks like when they are removed:

Here is the top inside lid:

I also made this tag that can be attached to the top of the box if given as a gift:

I used lots of delicious goodies from the Creating with Details Store, including:

The rest of the items seen are from my personal stash.  I hope you like what I did with this Tim Holz configuration box, please leave me a comment and thanks for stopping by!

Your Creating With Details Designer,
Kim Norman

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Creative Color Challenge #24

Hi bloggers and crafty friends!  I have another card I created for the Creative Color Challenge to share with you today.  These color challenges are great in that they open me up to working with colors that I wouldn't ordinarily choose and I end up overcoming my apprehension in creating outside of my comfort zone.  I know it is a busy time with the holidays quickly approaching, but I would love if you played along with me, you can check the challenge out here:  Creative Colors Challenge

Here is the inspiration photo for this challenge:

We had to use 4 color sachets plus use a small envelope.
Here is my card:

I used this gorgeous digi image of roses provided by the sponsor of this challenge, 

I started with layers of peach, metallic green, and green and white print card stock.
I used a peach trim of small circles around all four corners of the card.
I added the image of the roses (which was colored using colored pencils) with double foam tape for dimension.
then I added two layers of lave trim to the bottom of the card, the first layer I hit with a spray from Lindy's.  I attached a white lace applique, peach lace collar (that I cut in half) and then the white roses and peach flowers from
The Secret Garden.  I added some pearl bling, peach ribbon, white lace and a vellum mini envelope (ink distressed) behind the image.

I hope you all like what I came up with for this challenge!  Please leave me a comment and thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Creative Colors Challenge #23

Hi bloggers and crafty friends!  Today I am sharing with you another card I made as part of the design team for the Creative Colors Challenge.  Our palette this time was yellow, brown, and green, and we had to use at least two layers.  Here is the inspiration photo:

This is the card I created:

I layered an ink distressed doily, green and brown card stock, green and brown mulberry paper, yellow polka dotted card stock and burlap for the foundation of the card.  A light brown spray was applied to the entire card.  Then, I painted the image with pearlized paints and added Twinkle Dust to the green fairy wings, which I attached with foam tape for dimension.  Mulberry paper yellow roses and green leaves were attched and added yellow and green seam binding that had been sprayed with a light brown in addition to brown chiffon ribbon and a brown metal acorn bell.  The green leaves also have some Twinkle Dust on them for a whimsical feel.  The fairy also has a tiny peal in the middle of her collar. Hope you like it!

This great image came from our amazing sponsor for this challenge, Sami Stamps

I would love to have you play along in this challenge, please join us:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Creative Colors Challenge #22

Hi bloggers and crafty friends!  I am coming to you today as part of the design team for the Creative Colors Challenge to share my latest creation.  This was the inspiration photo and color palette for the challenge:

We had to choose 3 colors from the spools and add laces.  Here is my card:

I started with a foundation of layers of vellum, gold, and then green paper.  I adhered various types of white lace over the card stock and added the pearl trim to the sides and blue trim to the center of the card.  I chose the image called Vintage Lamp Post to feature from our sponsor, Doodle Pantry,   which I colored, inked the edges of, and adhered with foam tape for dimension.  I added a piece of bling and glued the purple and gold flowers from Secret Garden.  Hope you like it!

If you would like to play in the Creative Colors Challenge, please visit the blog site at:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Addicted to Glass Etching with Etchall®!

Hi bloggers and crafty friends.  As you know, I am honored to be a Busy Bee Ambassador for the premiere glass etching product in the world, Etchall®.  It is so easy to use and you get a completed project in minutes!  Once you do your first etched project, you will be hooked like me!  The etching creme is reusable too, so a bottle with last a long time.  The possibilities are endless with Etchall® and etched projects make popular gifts since they can be personalized. The next project I do will feature a step by step pictorial how to, but for now, please enjoy some of the projects I created using my new favorite craft product, Etchall® etching creme.

I found this decanter at Goodwill (an inexpensive place to find things to etch) and etched a damask design on the front and my monogram on the back.

To finish this off, I decorated with some bling and sheer ribbon, what do you think?

Another project that I did along the same line as the decanter is this darling pitcher that I also found at Goodwill.  Here is the pitcher after I etched with Etchall® and added some bling.

If you would like to try Etchall® and get addicted to something new like me, here is a coupon code for you to use at  Please be sure to add my name Kim Norman in the referred by box.  I would love for you to share photos of your etched masterpieces here too!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creative Colors Challenge # 21

Hi bloggers and crafty friends!  I am excited to announce that I have been selected to be a member of the Design Team for the Creative Colors Challenge!  I can't wait to work with this wonderful and talented group of ladies!  This is my first project done as part of the DT team and I really hope you like it!  I would love for you to play in the challenge too, here is the link:

This is the color palette/inspiration photo and the challenge was to use orange, brown, ocean green, and die cuts.

Here is what I came up with...

I triple matted the background with 2 shades of orange and brown and then did a layer of brown glitter paper.  I sprayed the honeycomb die cuts, put my colored image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps ( with foam tape for added dimension (after fussy cutting it), used a bronze corner embellishment on the top corner.  I made a bow with brown chiffon ribbon for the bottom corner and then sprayed my flowers, added glossy accents to the petals and sprinkled with brown glitter.  I think this is a great fall card for a special girlfriend!  Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Shabbylishious Tussy Mussy

Hi crafty bloggers!  I have entered another challenge, this time for the Shabbylishious group on Facebook.  We had to make a tussy mussy in cream and white tones.  If you are interested in joining the challenge or group, you can find it here:

This is what I created, I used tons of different white and cream laces and sprayed some with Lindy's, all kinds of pearls in varying sizes, bling, buttons, a vintage heart shaped charm, feathers, rosettes, mini doilies, seam binding, and it hangs by cream velvet with lace on the underside.  Hope you all like it, enjoy and have a great Sunday everyone!  :)

 Close up of the bling

I really love the way this one turned out, it captures my style perfectly!
Thanks for looking, please leave me a comment ion this project.  :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Creative Colors Card Challenge Creation

Hi Bloggers!  I have entered the Creative Colors Blog Card Challenge this week and am also trying out to be a DT, so I really appreciate your support!  This is the inspiration photo for this challenge:

The challenge this time was to use orange, yellow, and white and add twine.  This one was really a big challenge for me since these colors are not my favorites, but I am happy with how my card turned out and hope you all like it!  Here is my creation:

I encourage you all to try this challenge too, good luck!  You can find it here:

Thanks for your feedback and support!  :)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Exciting News...Buzzzz!

Hi bloggers!  I am so happy to share the exciting news that I am now an Ambassador for etchall ® etching creme and products!  I will be posting tutorials on how easy it is to use this product on your projects and will share photos of some of the things I have etched.  If I can answer any questions for you, please leave me a comment here and I will reply to you.  The creative possibilities are endless with the etchall ® family of products, so join me in the challenge of discovering how many crafting mediums you can use it in.  If you would like to purchase any etchall ® products, please let them know that you were referred by Kim Norman.  You can make your purchase, view galleries of finished projects, and watch great video tutorials at   Be sure to check them out!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hi Bloggers!  I have entered another Creative Colors Challenge.  The rules were to make a card using the color palette shown in the photo below using soft green, creamy yellow, shabby pink and adding pearls.  It has to be very well embellished too (not clean and simple).  I'm also posting the link to the blog where the challenge is posted, you should enter too!  Hope you like what I made.  :)

This is the color palette.  Check out the challenge here:

This is my creation

UPDATE:  Bloggers, I am pleased as punch to announce that this card was chosen as Runner Up!  :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ladies, I have entered my first blog contest and am sharing my entry here with you...please wish me luck!

Here is the inspiration photo and we had to make a card using 3 colors and 3 different types of lace.  This is from the Creative Colors Challenge Blog by Archana Joshi.

Here is my creation...what do you think?

Hello Crafty Bloggers!

Hi there~  So happy you found me!  I am excited to share that I will be starting this blog to share my crafty creations.  I hope to get more sophisticated and eventually host a contest.  Please take some time, get to know me better, and share your work, product reviews, crafty tips and anything else you want to.  Welcome friends!