Saturday, December 31, 2011

Giveaway ends tonite!

Hey everyone, just a quick note to let you know about a fabulous giveaway. If you love using silicone molds to make flowers and such for your crafts, then Whysper Fairy is having an awesome giveaway that ends tonite. The button is on my sidebar or you can click on the link here in my post. But hurry, entries end tonite!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sale time at Kraftin Kimmie stamps!

Just a note to let everyone know that if Santa didn't bring you enough Kraftin Kimmie stamps then you are in luck because thru December 31st she is having a whopper of a sale! Now, up North they call it Boxing Day but a sale is a sale no matter what the reason right? So make sure you get over there before the ones you want are gone, this includes Kraftin Kimmie shirts, the new releases and the specials by Annie Rodrigue. Why are you still reading this? Go!!!

A simple card

Good morning everyone. I just wanted to post a simple card I made over the weekend, I have always loved when people stamp directly on the card base and color it up so I thought I might try it myself.

The image and sentiment are from Sparkle n sprinkle and if you go to the website you will find full instructions and a list of supplies. Hope you all have a great week and a wonderful New Year!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tag you're it!

Thanks heavens it is Saturday is all I can say! This has been one long and I haven't gotten hardly any crafting done. But I did manage to get my Kraftin Kimmie item done and this week it is all about "tags". Whether you make a tag like I did or make a tag and put the image on a card, we just wanna see them!
This is one of the images I haven't gotten around to inking up (I know, shame on me!) and now I can't find it in the store but her name is Lavinia. I kinda liked the steampunk look to her and that sassy look on her face. She is on a Tim Holtz tag with some decorative paper, the corner of a doily, some silver peel offs and a reflective little word tag for in the corner. Oh, and a flower of course! Alright, let's see those tags girls (and guys!) and if you play along you have a chance at winning Cut throat Lizzie that Sandie is showcasing on her blog this week.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Just because...

Good Morning friends! I have a card today that I made just because, well I should say that wasn't for a dt  commitment.  Stamping Bella has a sketch challenge this week and I finally got a chance to play along and since I just bought several of their "Uptown Girl" images I thought I would take advantage.

These are some older Basic Grey papers, some sheer shimmery ribbon and of course, glamour dust on her dress and shoes. Wish I had legs like this girl! Some red spica pen for the berries on the mistletoe and voila! One of my only Christmas cards this year! All right, time for me to get outta here and get to work. Hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wanna win some Kraftin Kimmie stamps?

That is like "ask a stupid question" huh? Well, here is the complete low down straight from Kimmie herself.

Soooooooo....we are starting something special today!! We are kickin' off our TWELVE KRAFTY DAYS OF KHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!! Each day I will be posting a few of my favourite creations from our Krafty Girls and Guests from one of our releases!! AND everyone who comments on the post is eligible to WIN some rubber goodness from that release!!! How does that sound??? Pretty good???! Leave comments every day for chances to win.....and I'll announce all the winners on December 26th!!

Okay, you have been notified so make sure you hop over and comment for your chance to win! Here is a  direct link to get you started.  Kraftin Kimmie giveaway

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas...

Well unfortunately, no white Christmas yet but at least the rain seems to have passed because the past few days have been cold but sunny. But the challenge this week at Tiddly Inks is "White Christmas". I have used the hysterical image called Minnie's Christmas lights.

I glittered up some poinsettias and used glossy accents on her string of bulbs and her glasses for a little extra texture. Some Viva Decor white pearls on the spellbinders die and a shimmery silver snowflake and she is ready, as soon as she gets untangled of course! Okay, let's see what you have to show us and after this challenge the design team will get to take a little break to spend the holidays with family and friends. So we will see you again at the beginning of the year!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Time for a blog hop!

 Do YOU know what day it is??? It’s Krafty RELEASE Day and it’s our last release of the year!! Today Kraftin’Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new DECEMBER stamps and there’s SO much awesomeness to SEE!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps for you to get inky with! We’ve got something for everyone!! There is a fun new SET by Cheryl Alger for the little ladies in your life!! It’s called SUGAR AND SPICE! We also have TWO fantastic sets of VALENTINES from Emilie Goulet called LOTS OF LOVE 1 AND LOTS OF LOVE 2!!! And of course we have an amazing new set of six ALICE IN WONDERLAND stamp from Annie Rodrigue! PLUS we are also releasing a coordinating set of WONDERLAND SENTIMENTS!!
You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER 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’!! (You’ve been buying presents for everyone else all month long….don’t you think it’s time to reward your krafty self a little bit??!! ) The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!
Hopefully you have arrived here from the awesome Nicole's blog. Isn't she amazing? I have used another image by Cheryl Alger today, Girl with Flowerpot. Do you know how many different flowers I tried putting on here? I made two different felt flowers, 3 different paper flowers and 3 different crochet flowers and I didn't like any of them. I finally settled on the flowers I had from the wedding section at the local craft store.

I have also used some clear gems in each corner, I just got a 1 lb bucket of them so you might see them a lot! There is some beige shading around the image but I always have the most difficult time getting it to show. Alright, next on the list is the lovely Krista. And if you get lost you can always start back at the beginning where Kimmie has a list of everyone participating. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mad as a Hatter!

Well my card is anyways! Today is the premiere of the new Moonlight Whispers images for Kraftin Kimmie by the talented Annie Rodrigue and if you are a fan of Alice  in Wonderland you are in for a treat! And today marks the beginning of another challenge at the challenge blog which is a sketch so make sure you hop over to check it out.

My image comes with two sentiments and where I work I think this would be an appropriate card for anyone on my team! I have used a flourish that I rubbed with Viva Decor inka gold in purple and some lime green for the accents. And of course make sure you visit everyone's blog and leave a comment to be in the running for 3, yes 3! of Annie's new images to two lucky people!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pretty in pink!

Today is day two of the new release from Kraftin Kimmie and all of the images today are by the whimsical Emilie Goulet! And if you leave a comment on everyone's blog you will be entered to win one of the release sets being shown today. My image is Princess from set one. You may want to put on sunglasses first...

I just love lime green and hot pink together and what is more girly that this? The sentiment is included and I have just been waiting for the right time to use that ribbon, green on one side and pink on the other! Some glossy accents on the hearts and some stickles around her prince and she is ready and waiting! Please make sure you hop over the blog so you can see what the other girls have for you, you won't be disappointed! And tomorrow is the debut of some new Moonlight Whispers!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's release time at Kraftin Kimmies!

Today marks the beginning of the new releases for Kraftin Kimmie and we start out with some adorable little girls by Cheryl Alger called "Sugar and Spice". You will get 3 images and 5 sentiments in this set and if you comment on everyone's blog one lucky person will win today release!

My image is called "Girl with Cat" and I just looove her! As my friends already know I have two cats myself so this one is right up my alley! I kept the card pretty simple cause I love this image so much so some Best Creations paper, a flower, butterfly (glittered of course!) and some Viva Decor pearls and voila!  Make sure to come back tomorrow for a peak of some more new images!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Flutterby Wednesday time!

Happy Over the Hump Day my blogging friends! It is starting to cool down a bit in my neck of the woods and although I don't normally say this, I would like a little snow to bring on the Christmas spirit. Just a bit for the next few weeks and then directly into spring would be great! Anyways, over at Flutterby Wednesdays we have an anything goes challenge and... it lasts until the end of the month! Yep, you have until December 31th to play along and you can enter as often as you like! How is that for incentive to play along? Plus I heard thru the rumor mill there might even be a prize...

My image is from Sassy Cheryls and I just love her attitude! I have used some super sparkly silver paper for across each corner and also cut out some mini stars for on the background. Now I will confess I had to do my card this evening and so I am not thrilled with the sentiment. I think I will take it off and put down something else but due to time constraints, this is what you get today! Okay, you have plenty of time to play along so let's see your gorgeous creations!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Oh la la! at Tiddly Inks

Wow, I can hardly believe we are already into the second week of December! Time sure does fly doesn't it? Today's post is for Tiddly Inks and our challenge this week is "Oh la la" or  "heat things up". Christy has lots of images that would fit either one of these and I chose Heartbroke Happy to color up.

Paper is by Bo Bunny and the sentiment is computer generated. I have been downloading some free fonts lately and playing with them a bit. I tried to color her skirt to look transparent but just wasn't happy with it so I put a layer of stickles on it plus brushed some on the cut out heart for a little bling. Some glossy accents on the heart and she is ready to rock someones world! Now it is your turn to play along for a chance to win some free digis. And if you haven't seen them already Christy has some adorable new images to buy, I hope to color some up and make a special gift for my 5 year old niece for Christmas so I should be posting those soon.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My first post with Kraftin Kimmie!

Well in case you didn't know, I was invited to be a guest dt member for the month of December. You have NO IDEA how excited I was when I got Kimmie's email! And our challenge this week at Kraftin Kimmies is to use embossing, either heat embossing or dry or both if you choose!
I have used one of Kimmies Christmas release stamps called Felicity and I apologize because she does have a halo but I am not sure where exactly it is. But she is still pretty don't ya think? I have heat embossed the edges of the dp with gold powder and the paper directly behind the image is dry embossed and then rubbed with some distress ink to bring out the dimension a bit. Her dress did not want to cooperate with me and on the original image the ink ran (note to self, you do not need to saturate the image with smooch ink to get it to glimmer) so I stamped a gold design on some white paper and paper pieced it although it is really hard to see in the photo. Alright, time to get your embossing tools out and if you win you get the stamp Diana has used this week on her card which is the lovely Takara! And Kimmie's Frugal Fridays specials are available now too. On sale this week are Mr Punkinhead, Rudy the Reindeer, Billy Blyth, Speedy the Turtle, Roxy and You are a Treat!