Aug 10, 2019

Crackle Background Stamp and Technique

Just dropping into my my blog from sunny NovaScotia, nine days into our summer holidays.

I thought I would quickly share a link to my first blog post for Quietfire Design, as part of their team! I’m excited to create more projects with Suzanne’s gorgeous stamps, dies and Silhouette cutfiles! This post went live on July 30, 2019. Sorry for the late share...I was in very unorganized packing mode that day!

I have very limited data, so this will be short! Blog link will take you to the full blog post where I share a step by step process of the techniques used for this project! It was SO FUN!

Jul 17, 2019

...the past two weeks

Life has been busy at the Gowdy house with work, renovations and creative deadlines! Life should resume a form of calm at the end of July!

I have had two projects up on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog that are so different but equally fun.

I shared a step by step process of this llama tag,which was so fun to create! I just LOVE that stamp from Impression Obsession!

My second blog post was this mixed media journal page using lots of Prima stuff!

Here’s a sneak peek at a project that I will be sharing at the end of the month on The Quietfire Design blog, I was so happy with the end sure to check it out!

We have entered the month of yellow in Alberta! I have been enjoying my sunflowers that my hubby brought home and planted and well as the canola fields that are starting to bloom!

Canola fields and stormy skies make my heart beat just a bit faster. I only wish I had more time this day to capture the beauty. We were driving home after a movie and needed to get some things ready for work the next day!

Well, until my next recap...I’m signing off! Have agreat day!


Jun 29, 2019

Where did Kim Go?

Hehe...good question! I dropped out of Blogger for a couple years for no other reason than I was on Instagram more, and honestly prefer the visual aspect of it.

That being said, I have recently joined the Quietfire Design creative team and felt this is a good landing place for sharing as well. continue to work with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and LOVE, LOVE LOVE our team! They are my soft spot in life to land, combining shared interests and great friendships!

So let’s see if the second half of 2019 will be my Blogger year! As I looked back through my blog,I have “left” and come back several times [ahem]!

May 6, 2017



Who knew when I dabbled with card making in 2004 that I was on my way to a wonderful journey of meeting fabulous people, making the closest of friends and finding a passion for paper that I didn’t realize I had!

I should have known though…as a child I remember going to the little print shop across from my school and asking for paper scraps! I do remember how much joy they brought me! That my friends…was many moons ago! Fast forward to today...

I want to share the layout I created for CreativeScrapbooker Magazine’s National Scrapbooking Day event! I used papers from the “Adventure” collection from Wild Whisper Design! If you head over to the CSM blog, you can see more detail shots from the layout!

@kdgowdy @csmscrapbooker #nationalscrapbookingday #nsd #nsd2017 #wildwhisperdesigns #bears #wildlife #scrapbookingadhesivesby3L #triangles
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Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts ALL DAY! There will be hourly posts of inspiration and LOTS of opportunity to win great prizes!

@csmscrapbooker @kdgowdy #nationalscrpbookingday #nsd #nsd2017 #prizes #inspiration

Looking for projects to work on today?

How about the May Sketchy Challenge designed by Kerry Engel?

@csmscrapbooker #sketchychallenge #sketch #circles #sketchygallery

…or download the free colouring page designed Betty Hung!

@csmscrapbooker #bettyhung #colouring #colourpage #freedownload

There are free cut files available too like this one from My Treasured Kutz!

@csmscrapbooker #nationalscrapbookingday #nsd #nsd2017 #cutfile #train #mytreasuredkuts

Look no further than Creative Scrapbooker Magazine for all your inspiration needs!

Apr 22, 2017

CSM April Sketch

Just a quick share today of the layout I created using Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s April Sketchy Challenge. Once again Kerry Engel designed a fun sketch to work with.
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I had the opportunity to play along with my good friends and CSM team members to do a 3 designer / same product challenge. You can see their finished projects on the CSM blog.

Here is my completed layout using the Multicraft product provided and the April sketch.

@kdgowdy @csmscrapbooker #multicraft #sketchychallenge #creativescrapbookermagazine #scrapbooking #layout #12x12layout

Happy Earth Day! Thanks for stopping by!

Apr 10, 2017

Got Eggs?

Easter is coming quickly!

Here is a quick share of a card I made for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Tuesday With the Team.

@kdgowdy @csmscrapbooker #ranger #distressoxide #easter #timholtz #sizzix

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To find out more about the products used in this project, head over to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's blog...hint - I really LOVE Ranger's new Distress Oxide inks 😜

Mar 30, 2017

catching up...

Man!  Here I go again starting a blog with where has the time gone! Life just seems to be plugging along these days, weeks, months…it’s busy!

Work fills much of my time. When I’m not at the dental office, I can be found helping out behind the social media scene for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, working on scrapbooking or card projects for the blog or next issue! It’s a pretty fun “gig” and a FUN team to be associated with!

Here are a few projects I’ve done in the past months!
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I've been dabbling with some art journalling and enjoying the much to learn!

Stayed tuned…maybe I’ll be back before the end of the year! LOL. Here's a link to my Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Gallery: