Sunday, July 29, 2012

Eat Cake Graphics good bye

Good morning everyone! Today I have two cards to post and they are my last ones for my dt position for Eat Cake Graphics. Holly has been extremely generous to all of the members and if you are looking for a laid back team with great images this would be the one for you. Both of my cards are winter related and although it is 90 degrees outside here, winter will be here before we know it.


I have used one of the new MS punch all over the page punches which is a snowflake to make the border strip on my cards. Colored with copics and Shinhan markers and always a touch of stickles, can't make a card without them! Alright, I hope everyone has a great week and I will be back on Friday with the new release from SCACD

In the doghouse for Mo Manning

Happy Sunday fellow bloggers! It is a muggy day here in Pennsylvania but I'm not complaining cause at least it isn't pouring rain again. Blech, enough of that already! Today I am posting another card for the DP2 Challenge dt guest position and the theme this week is "In the Doghouse".

I chose to use a winter theme stamp to try and get a little heads up on my holiday cards. This image is Skating and I have used some new DCWV papers, an old wooden sentiment stamp and a some Glamour Dust on her hat, muff and dotted around the image. I colored in her blades on her skates with my silver spica pen and added some prismacolor pencils and stickles onto the ice under their feet. Alright, this is the final attempt for a guest position with them so wish me luck and have an awesome day! Oh, and don't forget to check back on Friday for a new release from SCACD, very cute images!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bright colors challenge!

Saturday again and time for another Kraftin Kimmie challenge and this week the lovely Pam is asking us to use the theme of summer or bright colors on our cards. Easy peesy for me as that is pretty much what I do!

I have no idea who these papers are from, I got them in a sampler pack a couple of years ago but love the pink and green combo. The image is Lulu from the Lulu on the Move set. Some matching ribbon from Prima, rhinestones around the edge and a couple of resin flowers to finish her off. Ok, make sure you play along this week for your chance to win the stamp Pam has on her card! And don't forget about the Frugal Friday specials, they are  Potionmaster, Angry Ballerina, Roxy, Butterflies Flutter By, Frank n' Kitty and Bookworm Jaime.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ribbon Carousel blog hop




Oh BOY! Hang on to your hats! We have a TREAT for you today!

The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates are so excited to be teaming up with the designers from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to bring you a blog hop that is sure to knock your socks off!



Hi everyone! So glad you could join us for this amazing 

blog hop today! I have used Nurse Nightingale on my card 

today and being a nurse myself, she is definitely one of my

fav's. I have used two different ribbons from the 

Ribbon Carousel on my card today and I am really liking 

the layers. 





Lets talk prizes!

Hop along and leave some blog love for our designers for a chance to win one of two great prizes! The Ribbon Carousel will be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to the store and Kraftin' Kimmie will be giving away a winner's choice of 1 stamp set or 3 individual stamps! The winner of the carousel on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog and the winner of the Kraftin' Kimmie stamps will be announced right here on our blog!

Ready to hop?


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hugs and Kisses challenge

Almost Monday but what a wonderful weekend I have had. Got up early yesterday and did some cleaning around the house, did laundry, got groceries and had time to play in my craft room. I was in the mood to play with some of my paper flowers after chatting about them with some friends and I wanted to enter the DP2 Challenge again to hopefully increase my chances of being offered a guest dt position. The challenge this week is "Hugs and Kisses" and what could symbolize that better than a baby and her teddy huh?

I tried to give the bear a little texture with the washcloth and colorless blender technique and really let the paper stand out rather than do my usual multiple layers. I did add some flowers and a butterfly cause all little girls look better surrounded by flowers. Alright, hope everyone has a wonderful week and I will see you back here on Wednesday for a blog hop I am participating in.

CMC challenge

Hi everyone! Today Kraftin Kimmie is sponsoring the Color Me Creative challenge and have an easy challenge this week, "Anything goes with a girly twist". Well, that  is just about most cards I make!

This image is from the new Birthday Lulu set just released at Kimmie's. I have added some handmade flowers, some ribbon and a little charm with some flowers on it. A resin flower on my bow and some pearls in the corner finish it off. Ok, make sure you join in for your chance to win!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

In stitches!

Happy weekend everyone! First of all, I want to welcome 4 new Krafty girls to the team, you can check out their blogs by clicking on their links on the side of my blog. Today's challenge for Kraftin Kimmie is to let us see some stitching on your card, real or fake, doesn't matter! Our hostess is the awesome Kerry and if you participate in this weeks challenge you have the chance to win an assortment of some of the new Trinket stamps.

I have used another Lulu image, also from the Birthday Lulu set. She is cut out with a spellbinders die, stickles around the edges and one of the new Birthday Trinkets for my sentiment. Paper is by SEI and the blue cutout my sentiment is on is a MS punch anywhere punch that I trimmed down. I have used some Light blue Viva Decor pen to make the sprinkles on my cupcake. Ok, time for you to play along and win yourself some rubbah! Oh, and Kimmie is also sponsoring Crazy 4 Challenges this week and I believe it is also a stitching challenge so two chances to win with one entry. Woot woot!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mo Manning cleaning fairy

Hello! I have another card for you to see today and this is by one of my fav artists, Mo Manning. I have a ton of her images but haven't colored them up for a bit but when I saw she was having a guest dt call, well I whipped those images out so fast my cats actually raised their heads to see what was going on. They are, errr, a little lazy!

The Challenge for this week is "Dancing and Singing" and I thought this cleaning fairy suited the challenge to a tee. I am really pleased with how this came out. My buddy Alyce gave me some pointers on doing pleats and the feather in the corner is in homage to her and all of her embellishments. A prima bubble dot with a little yellow bird and some lace and she is good to go. Ok, wish me luck and don't be surprised if you see a few more Mo Manning images, they are like potato chips, you can't stop with just one!

Little Skullie


Hi everyone! I am back to share another card from the new release at SCACD and this time I am using Little Skullie, love her attitude!

She is colored with both copics and Shinhan Touch Twin markers and my paper is some kraft cardstock I had and Carta Bella Beautiful Moments along with some Waterfall stickles around the edges of her for a little bling. You can buy her individually or as a set and get both a discount plus a bonus stamp when you purchase all 4 images. Have fun!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Anniversary card

Almost the beginning of another week but what a lovely weekend it has been. We finally got some rain last night which we really needed and today has been sunny and  in the 80's, great temp. I try not to fuss too much about the weather cause I know in a few months I will be wishing it was summer again!

This card is for my brother and sil, they just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary (he is my OLDER brother!), I don't really have any wedding images so went with one of my fav companies, LOTV.

Papers are Kaisercraft, lace is from my stash. Quick and easy to mail! I am entering this into the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations   photo inspiration
Lili of the Valley   pretty in pink

Kraft release day!



It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at Krafty Kimmie Stamps!!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! There are SO many incredible new stamps to SEE this month and we’ve put them all together in a fabulous showcase JUST FOR YOU!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AWESOMEnew stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....we know how much you love her!! And she’s having a party!! So we are celebrating with a set called BIRTHDAY LULU! We also have an adorable set of toddlers having a celebration from Emilie Goulet called BIRTHDAY BUDDIES!! And of course we have a GLAMOROUS new set of six OLD HOLLYWOOD stamps from Annie Rodrigue! OH and don’t forget the newest set in our BRAND NEW line of stamps called BIRTHDAY TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JULY Krafty Hop! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

Hi everyone! If you are following along in the hop you should have arrived here from the fabulous Pam'sI have used another new Glamour Girl image, this is Eliza. Isn't she romantic looking?

I have used a MS punch all over the page for her background, papers are Boho Chic by First Edition and I have used a MFT die cut on some sookwang tape then rubbed glitter on it for the decorative border running down the side. More liquid pearls for that elegant touch and voila! Ok, your next stop on the hop is one of my cardmaking idols, the amazing Michele. And don't forget to comment for you chance to win or if you just can't wait, the stamps are available NOW!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lots of Dots!

Well, have you been loving the latest release from Kraftin Kimmies or what? And today we are upping it a notch further and going glam. Hollywood glam that is! And our challenge for this week is being hosted by the awesome Cheryl and she would like to see "lots of dots" on your card.

My card is featuring the sultry and beautiful Lana. I have used liquid pearls for some dot accents around the image, there are dots on my paper and circles in my background. Oh, dots for my rhinestone accents too! Lots of glamour dust to her boa and she is ready to go. Again, the generous Kimmie will be giving away several of the Hollywood images today so make sure leave comments and check out all the Krafty girls blogs to be eligible to win some stamps and play along for another chance.

Friday, July 13, 2012

You are Fabulous!

Today is day 3 of the latest Kraftin Kimmie release and today we are previewing the designs by Emilie Goulet. There is a set of 3 images along with multiple sentiments, all revolving around birthdays.

I have chosen this image and just love her boa and the polka dot shoes she is wearing. I actually own two pairs of polka dot shoes myself! I have sprinkled Glamour dust on her boa, liquid pearls to her necklace and there is some stickles around the edge of the sentiment too. A little softer color scheme than I normally do but I am pleased with it, might have to try it more often. Ok, make sure as always that you hop around to all of the Krafty Girls blogs and leave some love for your chance to win todays new release in its entirety!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Lulu's have arrived!

Welcome to day two of the new Kraftin Kimmie previews and today is all about our favorite little girl, Lulu. And this release is all about birthdays so they will great with the new birthday trinkets Kimmie is releasing this month too.


This is just one of 3 images you will receive this month and I am calling this Lulu with crown. I have also used one of the new Birthday Trinkets, all of which will be available to you on Sunday. I cut an oval out of the center of my nestability and then placed Lulu behind with a row of pearls circling her to go along with the princess theme. Ok, make sure you check out all of the other krafty girls blogs for some awesome inspiration and everytime you leave a comment you will be entered into a giveaway to win the entire new set of Lulus'!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monster notecards

Good morning everyone! I wanted to post some cute little notecards I made for my niece using the new Oddly Sweet Curiosities images available at SCACD. I wanted to give my sister some little notes she could stick in McKennah's lunch or even her older brothers for that matter. Just a little "Hiya" kind of thing.




These are all A4 sized cards, I normally make 5 1/2" square cards but I thought this was a better size for a little kid. Papers are Bo Bunny Alora which is bright and fun. Some homemade rosettes topped with a button on some and a sentiment on the others. They all have glitter on them somewhere cause McKennah is a bit of a Diva kinda girl! Make sure you check out the store, each monster has its own sentiment or you can buy the entire collection at a substantial savings!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Your favorite Kimmie image

Well, that title is our challenge this week and was thought of by Sharon. Now, I love Sharon, I really and truly do, but to make me pick a fav KK image? Not gonna happen, just can't do it. So I picked one I love but hadn't seen any ink yet.

This is Lulu and Libby and reminded me of me and my little sister, Jenny. She is colored with a mix of copics and Shinhan Touch Twin markers, the pearl centers are a gift from my wonderful friend Lisa and the paper is Echo Park So Happy Together. Time to play along for your chance to win the image on Sharons card this week, "Best Friends" which I think Kimmie is currently in the process of restocking. And make sure to check out the store as Kimmie is having a sale on almost everything right now!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Touch Twin Markers  inspiration photo
Oozaks challenge blog  bright colors

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Moms birthday card

Ok, here is my second card for today, it is also my moms birthday card. Albeit late but still made! I used a LOTV image that shamefully has never seen ink either and various flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I go thru spells, I have a ton of their flowers and get in a mood to use them on everything and then sorta scale back. Well, since my mom is an avid gardener she got the sprinkling of flowers.

Now, the purple piece on the card is softer irl, I just couldn't get it to tone down when I was editing it. Papers are a new set I picked up from DCWV I believe, soft mauve, green and purples. A prima butterfly and some pearls. Happy Belated Birthday Mom!

I am entering this into the following challenge:
Wild Orchid Crafts  punches or diecuts

Garden girl

Did everyone have a great 4th of July? How lucky we all are to be able to celebrate the freedoms we have. I have the rest of this week off and since it is too hot here to do much outside you might (as in will) be seeing several posts from me over the next few days.

My first post is for one of my fav stamp companies, Stamping Bella and their challenge this week is to use embossing on your card. I love embossing and always forget about the folders I have sitting in my craft area so this was a great way pull one out and get busy.

I have used Gardenia Greenthumbs and my embossing folder is from SCACD and is called Daisy Do. She is cut out with a spellbinders die and the paper is Neopolitan by Dear Lizzy. She is colored mostly with Shinhan Touch Twin markers which can also be found at SCACD.

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Touch Twin markers  inspiration photo
Stamping Bella  embossing
Oozak challenge blog  bright colors