First reveal is here now!

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HELLO!! See anything different around here?  Yes, I am changing the look a little, taking things out and adding new features to the blog. It will take me the whole month of October to play with this and I think is a great excuse for us to have fun with challenges and for you to get your hands on some new Kiki Art product.

Today is a call to all photographers out there… Show us your favorite PUMPKIN picture! You can share the link by leaving a comment to this message or send it by e-mail to fun@kiki-art.com.  The winner will get the complete digital elements of the “5 little pumpkins collection” (papers and embellishments in fabulous oranges, yellows and greens that you will get to see and even buy from here next week). You have until the 24th of October to send your photo!

Here is the song that inspired the collection (my son came from the Daycare singing it and now I can not take it out of my head!!):

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.

The first one said, “oh my it’s getting late.”

The second one said, “there are witches in the air.”

The third one said, “but we don’t care!”

The fourth one said, “let’s run and run and run.”

The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”

OOOhh OOOhh went the wind

And out went the lights

And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

On Sunday more action will take place!!!  See you soon!!

Besos,

Kiki

WORLD Card MaKing DAY and giveaway related.

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Hello!!  Many of you know that today is WORLD CARD making day…  Cards are great because they allow you to share  feelings and have your love reflected on a piece of paper  for years and years to come. They don’t cost a lot to make but they are priceless if we want to assign a value to how they make you feel when you get one.

Today is the perfect occasion to ask you to share with us your cards made with KIKI ART products.  Send us a picture of your card and who you have made if for (if you want, please, share the story related to the card) and at the end of the month we will pick  two winners that will get the very new, exclusive and not seen before sets of KIKI ART rubber cling stamps.

Just in case you need some inspiration to get you started,  here is a sketch I created for this special ocassion!

Have a HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!!! Next Wednesday I will show you my take on this sketch.

Deadline: October 14th at 11:59 pm Central Daylight Time North America.  I am looking forward to see what you create.
SEND the photos or scans to fun@kiki-art.com
Besos,
KIKI

As Time Goes By

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This week I took my 14 month old son Riley to get his first haircut. **sigh** A big deal I know.  I cannot believe how quickly the time really does pass once you have a child.  You see everything with new eyes and wonderment, anxious for the next thing that they discover.  And at the same time, you yearn for earlier days when they were so tiny and fit so snugly against your chest, as you lay there listening to them sleep.  I have over the last few months been working on a scrapbook of Riley’s first year.  When I found these two separate pictures of Riley with me and his dad, I knew I wanted to put them on the same page and remember for just a few minutes, those first few days.  I hope that you like it.

Materials Used:

#040115 – JARDIN Primavera D

# 040104 – JARDIN Mariposas GW

#040102 – JARDIN Primavera BO

# 050201 FAMILIA Funtape

#010304 – AMOR Chipboard Corazón

Assorted Bling from my stash

Cricut Cartridges for the Butterflies

Tag from my stash

Computer Font for title

Bazzill Cardstock

The layout was created using a sketch but you’ll have to forgive me as I don’t remember who the owner of the sketch is..if anyone knows please let me know so I can give proper credit!

Got Game?

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When I saw these awesome glitter puzzle pieces by Kiki Art I knew I wanted to make a game with them so I started brain storming.  I also love to recycle and people always give me old containers because they know I will reuse them and when I got this big container from a friend I knew exactly what I could do.

I decorated the container with the coordinating paper from the Familia Collection.  Then I added a simple title with 3 of the glitter chipboard pieces.

For the game I used the rest of the puzzle pieces covered the backside with paper and added numbers from 1 – 12 on them to create a simple math game.

To play the game you pick two pieces from the container and for my youngest he adds or subtracts them and my oldest has to multiply them.  Sometimes we do a race to see who can answer it first.  I find my kids always learn better when they think it’s a game.

Thanks for stopping by today – have a great day!

Holy Halloween Batman!

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I LOVE Halloween! Ever since I was little I’ve loved Halloween. The best thing about Labor day? That the very next dayI can drag out the boxes and boxes of Halloween decorations and get to work. Since I live with just my dog, there is no one to say “But it’s only September!” or “All ready!?!” Pepper just follows me from room to room checking out what I’m doing. This year I even decorated my guest bathroom.

One thing I do every year is send Halloween cards. Since i’m on quite a tight budget this year, I’m trying to make my craft supplies go further and further. Even though I don’t currently have any of the Kiki Art Halloween papers (man oh man I can’t wait to get my hands on those!) I knew that I would be able to make some great Halloween cards using some of the Kiki Art papers I had on hand. I used some of the Water Rain Collection, some of the the Jardin collection, and some pre-made cards that I all ready had on hand. It’s so fun to be frugal AND creative :)

xoxo, Meg

Just a Door Hanger?

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I think not!!  Use Kiki Art – Hot Air Balloon & get creative.

I  decided to make a little post it note holder for my purse, love to carry a little pencil & paper and it DOES have to be cute… i love creating something different, come visit me for more project ideas using this paper.

What is a butterfly? (Has Kiki gone crazier?… HERE IS THE DT ANNOUNCEMENT!)

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Dialogue among some members of the Kiki ART DT with KIKI – any similarities of this imaginary conversation with real life is only a coincidence -

Kiki: “Butterflies, like all plants and animals, are placed in a hierarchical classification that expresses their relationships in increasing levels of resolution. They belong to a group of animals called arthropods. Within the arthropods, butterflies belong to a subgroup, the insects (Class Insecta). Within the insects, butterflies”… (if you like this type of reading you can go HERE to continue)

Virginia:  “WAIT Kiki, WAIT! STOP!!!  Oh my GOD! Please STOP!!! Wrong site for this!!!!”

Katrina: “You silly girl!! We are in the KIKI ART BLOG here now!!!”

DotSecret: “Yeah! And people are waiting for an announcement!!! Have you forgotten?”

Kiki: “Uuuupsss!!!  No… I didn’t forget. I just wanted to explain to our followers about the butterflies and what they mean to me, about what we  have been working on and how our team is going to be organized from now on and the activities we have in store for them… and….”

Fleur: “no, no, no, no. … Today just say who has been selected to be added to the team, that is all people want to hear right now!

Sarah: you are such a dork sometimes! :)

Keely: “I agree with Fleur Kiki… with all my love to you, please… stop your usual rambling my dear”

Kiki: “Fine, I will keep that information for another post. :( I will just grab one of those days that have not been assigned  yet and then I will post whatever I want. ”

LindaS: yes, that would be better Kiki. Thanks. now could you please do the announcement of who has been added to the team?.

KIKI: “Ok. Within the same Kiki Art Design Team we have three groups now… THE MONARCHS  and MALACHITAS (that I will tell you more about  later  in the week and who these designers are)  and the SCARLETS which is the new group I am announcing today.

Papilio Rumanzovia Butterfly on Flower Philippines (aka "SCARLETS")

Dear Kiki Art SCARLETS… this is who you are (in no particular order):

Welcome to the team! and the creative insanity that surround us!

IMPORTANT: For those of you who are not among these names, don’t get angry just yet. You might be getting an e-mail within a day or two asking to join our DT guest spots (MALACHITA Butterflies). If you don’t get that e-mail, please know that it has been a really hard decision.  So much talent and great individuals we have discovered!! I am still astonished of all the e-mails, blogs and information I have seen in the time of getting to know each participant better!!  I am humbled by the e-mails we have received and I hope you will continue supporting our team and our young growing company. Please keep on participating in our challenges, games and crazy ideas.  I know this team is going to make you fly and swirl in the air with inspiration!!

Muchos besos!!!

KIKI

Our Vantage Point

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by Virginia

My kids through their inquisitive minds challenge me every single day to view life from a different vantage point. I love that! I apply this   principle to my everyday life… be it resolving kid related issues,  cooking  without all the ingredients in my pantry or scrapbooking!  Yes you heard it  right, scrapbooking! How do I do that you might ask??? Well, instead of  using the papers in a collection, I look to see how I can mix and match between collections. It really is that simple … to look at life from a different vantage point.  Here is my layout…

Here are a couple of close-ups of the items on my layout.

Thanks for letting me share!

Virginia

Eid Mubarak!

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Eid ul-Fitr or often knows as Eid, marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan.

In Brunei, Eid is more commonly known as “Hari Raya Aidilfitri” or “Hari Raya Puasa”Hari Raya, literally means ‘Celebration Day’. Days before Eid ul-Fitr, shopping malls and bazaars are normally flocked with people doing their rounds of shopping which creates a distinctive festive atmosphere throughout the country, along with traffic mayhem. Almost all banks, government and privates offices are closed for two days (or more) during the duration of the Eid festivities.

The night before Eid ul-Fitr is filled with the sounds of chanting the “takbir” in the mosques. The most awaited part would be the morning of Eid; with all the food fiestas and traditional delicacies are served during this day, meeting grandparents, families and other relatives are the highlight moment for all the people. We seek forgiveness from the elderly and catching up with other families are simply a normal routine on Eid ul-Fitr.

The kids and children are the happiest cutesies during Eid ul-Fitr. Not forgetting my little angels who were really excited on the morning of Eid. Wearing new malay costumes (Baju Melayu for the boys and Baju Kurong for the girls) and they all are ready to go making house visits the whole day!

Here I managed to pull out a layout with a picture of them taken with their little “auntie” in green Baju Kurong. Look how happy they were and we sure really enjoyed this year’s Eid ul-Fitr!

I love KIKI ART truly much! They carried a varieties of festive colors for their paper lines. Normally Eid ul-Fitr is associated with green and gold hence the max use of green in the layout! *hehe*

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Supplies used:

Familia Collection – Parejita

Jardin Collection – Primavera D

Magica Collection – Burbujas W

Others: Stickles, Black Pen, Black Marker, Glimmer mists

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This would probably my last post this month. Gonna miss you all but please do hang out here at Kiki Art blogs more often and enjoy the creation galores by all my talented Co-DTs! :)

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Much love,

Vivi Rahman

Summer Fun

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I am so excited over the new lines coming from Kiki Art!!   Here is Sunny Bay Collection, it was made available exclusively with your purchase of Scrapbook Magazine.    The chipboard album is so versatile, i managed to spritz with some colors, and it rests on our coffee table, imagine a wall hanging, key holder, quick thank you to a teacher, so many uses – share your ideas!

If you would like to see more, please visit my blog

Now that the kiddo’s are back in school, we have a beautiful reminder of Summer Fun, hope this will keep us warm while we get ready for fall and dare I say Winter..brrr