Shop Update & Giveaway


So are you enjoying a nice, long weekend? I sure am. I've been enjoying the weekend with my kiddos, hitting the town, catching up on homework projects, and watched a couple of movies. Of course I spent some time crafting and adding a few new items to my Etsy shop

Here is one of the cards I created this weekend. I was really in the mood for spring considering it rained for most of the weekend here and I am ready for some bright sunny weather. The colors of my card reflect that feeling of spring I've been missing.

I shabby'd up my card by brushing white paint over my patterned paper, adding some machine stitching, a sweet little row of mixed buttons and that fabulous ribbon - handmade by me! 

I found that I use this ribbon so much that I needed to create my own. I love it! It's so shabby and vintage but with a fresh look to it. I added a sweet little Prima flower and a mini clothespin to my ribbon cluster. Isn't that cute? 

I also hand-stamped a music sheet onto cardstock to peek-a-boo through the background of my card. 

Now on to the giveaway! Since I've just recently opened my own little Etsy shop, I wanted to do a little something to promote it. I thought I would have an Etsy shop giveaway here on my blog. Here are the deets....

Easy enough, right? While your waiting to see if your the winner, you can browse my shop at And if you simply must buy something now, I won't mind! I will even give you a 30% off coupon. Just enter code SAVE30 at checkout to receive 30% off your entire order. 

Thanks for stopping by! And good luck to everyone playing along in the giveaway!

Supplies Used for "Celebrate Today" Card:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; Pinecone Press
Stamps & Die Cut: (Mat Stack 1) Papertrey Ink; Stampendous
Ribbon: (Buttercream) by Kim Duran
Flower: Prima
Other: White Doily; Buttons; Machine Stitching; Distress Ink


  1. Wow Kim...those colors are just so soft and beautiful. I spent a few minutes just enjoying all of the details of your card! Congrats on opening an Etsy shop, and thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Simply beautiful, Kim. You have such a lovely creative style! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kim, you are so amazingly talented! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the doily and the buttons... so pretty! Where do you get your seam binding? I don't have any but it's so gorgeous! Love the addition of the clothespin too! Fabulous work! Regan

  4. Kim, I've just visited your Etsy shop. I always admire your so original cards. The seam binding colors are a hoot! Thanks for the giveway:)

  5. I'm so lovin' that you used paint. Fab idea. Awesome giveaway! :)

  6. Gorgeous Kim, I love love love it!!

  7. So nice of you to offer a goveaway from your etsy shop! I checked it out, and your ribbon looks fabulous =)