Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's out!!!

The September issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine is for sale & on shelves everywhere!

Don't you think the cover is gorgeous? Courtesy of the ever talented Maggie Holmes.  Inside you will be able to find beautiful layouts, fun ideas, and cool techniques put together by the talented editors & contributing editors & Dream Team gals. Visit the CK website for sneak-preview articles or to order your copy.

I was honored to have a bunch of pages included in this issue. This is one of my pages done as part an article I co-wrote with the lovely Lara Penrod about reusing & recycling our scrapbook leftovers.

Ferris ride by Kim Watson

** As seen in the September 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Posted with permission from the publisher.

(Supply list: Cardstock: Bazzill (pearlised pink), American crafts (Vanilla), Patterned paper: American crafts (Fabric dot, Quirky stripe), Brown stripe (DCG), Hambly (Cream Frames), Stickers, Sticker alphas, 3D alpha stickers: American crafts, Brads: Bazzil Basics, Pearl brads: American crafts (Pink), Bella Boulevard (White), Die cut card-stock accents: Cosmo Cricket (Vintage badges, Flower),  Doodle bug (Blue scallop border), Fabric flower: Bella Boulevard, Lace: Cocoa Daisy kits, Twill tape & Ribbon: Making Memories, Tools: Border punch by Stampin Up!, Paper piecer by Close to my Heart, Xacto craft knife, Adhesives: American crafts, Tombo mono glue, 3L, Ink: Close to my Heart, Date stamp: Micheal's, Glitter glue: Stickles, Software: CS3, Printer & Printer paper: Canon, Actions: Coffeshop, Other: Typewriter, Sewing machine,  Lace)

I love tools!!
Not that I have many mind you...but I can still dream, covert (pray for me) & have a wish list a mile long!
Have you seen this little darlin'? It is called a Cutter Bee & it pierces uniform holes for you. Just like that...pop your paper onto a suitable surface & roll away!

The there is this 'Little Wonder' released at the recent CHA show in Chicago. It is the Sew Easy by We R Memory Keepers. Not only does it pierce uniform holes for you but also does so in a variety of different stitches, making hand sewing onto paper a DREAM!!

OK...Wish Fairy...are you listening? I NEED THESE!!
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. How cute are those Pink things...

    I saw those Sew Easy things and in love, need them all...

  2. The photos on that LO are just amazing! Did you use an action for them?

  3. the layout is absolutely gorgeous and also curious it you used an action for them. love the colors!

  4. very beautiful layout! love the dear Lizzy line! and i just saw your "ribbon" project on the american craft blog:it is stunning!!

  5. Congrats with the publication! Your works are always so amazing!

    Oh I love those sew easy too!

  6. Love your page! A pink ferris wheel, how fun!! Can't wait to get my issue. I want the Sew Easy, too!!

  7. Hello girlfriend!! I'm doing real good, thanks for asking. I just picked up this issue of CK yesterday!! Love all your LO's, gorgeous, but I wouldn't expect any less. ;) I also ran across a video on youtube of you talking, OMG, I love it, you are sooo funny and cute and I seriously need some habberdashery on my layouts! ;)

  8. loving your layout! and these sew easy gadgets?! so clever-can't wait until they're available in stores.

  9. you had gorgeous projects in the sept issue kim! and thanks for sharing all these fun tools. i hadn't seen these yet. i love the look of stitching on layouts, but havn't figured out how to use my sewing machine ... these would be much simpler for my little brain. lol!


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