Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Yes, I am quite aware that Valentines Day isn't until the 14th but that is what we are celebrating today at Tiddly Inks. I have used another Pixie and this one is called Dandylion Pixie.

I used some Flower soft on the dandylion to give it that fluffy texture, I just mixed a bunch of colors together, some pinks, yellows and white. Not wild about her hair, I have about 6 or 7 different browns on it but they are just blending into a big blob. Oh well, something to work on.  The doodling around the image is something I copied directly from one of my favorite designers, Jen Shults, and this is the link to the card that inspired the doodling. Doesn't it just amaze you something so simple adds so much? Alright, time to get all lovey-dovey and make up a Valentines card for either your sweetheart or maybe just someone who would enjoy a little love. And remember, you now have TWO weeks to play along so no excuses!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Handmade by you...

Thank heavens for weekends! And that means it is time for another Kraftin Kimmie challenge and our hostess with the mostess this week is Melanie so if you enter and win you will get the awesome Kittie Kapers stamp she used on her card! So our challenge this week is to make your own embellishments. Well, I was trying to think of something different so I tried a new technique for me, quilling.

I'm not sure why my photo looks so crummy so I apologize now. Anyways, I cut out a heart with a spellbinders die and then just curled some small strips of paper and glued them down to fill up the empty space. I am pretty pleased with it I have to say! Alright everyone, let's see your truly creative side now and show us some handmade embellies! And don't forget about the Frugal Friday specials and the January release gimme kits on sale thru tomorrow!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Frugal Friday Specials for Kraftin Kimmie!

TGIF everyone! And to make it even better Kraftin Kimmie has her Frugal Friday specials up and available. The specials this week are A Cup of Cozy Wishes, Making Friends, Santa's Heavy Load, Prince Charming, Donna and Joanie!  All stamps are on for 40-50% off regular price but ONLY until Sunday!  ALSO the January Gimme Kimmie's Kits will be disappearing on Sunday also!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Don't forget about the challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle!

Hi everyone, I was going thru my blog last night and realized I never posted my challenge card for Sparkle N Sprinkle and to make it worse we are coming to the end of the month and the end of the challenge! The challenge blog is always a sketch and this is my take on it.

I have been doing a lot of WOW cards with this stamp set, it just really lends itself to the romantic feeling of a WOW card. If you would like all the details on how to make this card make sure you go to this photo album for a list of products used and directions on how I made it. And you still have until the end of the month to post your card for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice so get busy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hopping with Art du Scrapbooking

Hi everyone! If you are looking for my Flutterby Wednesday post, please just scroll down a bit and you will see it.

Welcome to a fantastic joint blog hop featuring Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and the Art du Scrapbooking store in Quebec! Grab a cup of coffee and sit back to enjoy all the gorgeous creations using the January release of new stamps from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! If you’d like to start the hop from the beginning, head over to the KKS challenge blog and be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky random stampers will WIN some prizes!! All the new images are now available at the Art du Scrapbooking store online and in person or from the KKS online shop, where you will find ALL our stamps! Get ready....get set.....HOP!!

My card is featuring one of the new kitties from the Kittie Kapers I set. You get 3 images and several sentiments so quite a deal! And if you are following along in the hop you should have arrived here from Clara's blog.

All of the items on my card were sent to me by the Art du Scrapbooking store so I apologize I can't tell you who they are by but they are beautiful! I wouldn't mind getting my hands on some more of that paper myself! I am sure if you went to their website they could provide you with the links if you are interested. Now please make sure you visit Manon to see what she has created!

Flutterby Wednesday embossing challenge

Hi everyone! It is Flutterby Wednesday time again and this time we would like you to use embossing on your card. I love the look of embossing, both heat and dry embossing but decided to pull out my underused embossing folders and play with them a bit this week.

I have used one of the Puddle jumper images from By Lori Designs and some random pieces of paper I had so I can't tell you who they are by. I made some felt rolled roses and added some stickles around the embossed paper I used behind my image. A Jenny Bowlin vellum butterfly in the corner adds a finishing touch. Alright, make sure you include your angel, butterfly or fairy and embossing to be eligible to enter this weeks challenge!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wanna win some Kraftin Kimmie stamps?

Good Morning everyone! Just a quick note to let you know Kraftin Kimmie is giving away some free stamps on facebook. So if you wanna win, just like her page and post it on your facebook wall. But do it quick, this won't last long!

Wryn is a nurse!

Have you seen the new Wryn images over at Tiddly Inks? They are so adorable and this one is definitely up there as one of my favorites. Wryn is a nurse too! I am always proud to say that I am a Registered Nurse, I worked hard to become one and I really love helping people so anytime I see a nurse image it pulls at my heartstrings.

This image is actually called Wryn new wings. Now, I could never be anything veterinary related, can't stand it when an animal is injured, but this image is adorable. I kept it pretty simple and am actually entering a challenge which I haven't done in a loooong time! I followed the sketch at Quixotic paperie and am crossing my fingers cause there are lots of goodies there I would like to get my fingers on!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Another Eat Cake Graphics cutie!

Monday again, boy do these weekends fly! I have another card for Eat Cake Graphics today and this time it is all about the snow.

These images can be found here Snow kids. They are all listed on the same page, I have just linked you to that particular page. I have added some sparkly fluff on the bottom again and some silver diecut snowflakes for them to catch on their tongues. A sentiment, also from Eat Cake Graphics, is placed in the corner and a little plastic flake with a button on top to balance it in the opposite corner. Alright, I am off to face the snow and rain. Yep, couldn't have one or the other, had to get them both!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Spotlight is on you!

Thank heavens for Saturdays to keep us sane don't ya think? I enjoy my job but like my weekends a whole lot more! Anyways, another great aspect to Saturdays is it is time for another Kraftin Kimmie challenge and this week we want you to use either the Spotlight technique or just a portion of an image. Now I will tell you, I have never done the Spotlight technique and was going to use a portion of an image but I felt bad cutting off their legs so Spotlight it is!

This image is from the latest release called Kitty Kapers I and chose to spotlight his face along with that cute bandana. I glittered up some musical notes I cut out on my Silhouette and the sentiment is included with the set of 3 images. Now it is your turn to either do some chopping or highlight a portion of an image. Make sure you enter your card at the main challenge blog for your chance to win some free rubber!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Blog hop time for Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hi everyone! Well it is blog hop time over at Sparkle N Sprinkle and you get a choice of images to choose from this month. If you are into Deco then Deco Divas are sure to inspire you or if you are thinking of Valentines Day then Love is in the Air is the theme for you and that is the one I chose. Hopefully you have arrived here from Charlene but if not you can go to the main post and start from there. Also make sure you comment on everyone's blog for your chance to win some great prizes and then go to the main blog and answer the question there for an extra chance to win!

My thought was to make Valentines for children or have something simple that they could help make for their friends.

I have used Leo  along with the Wild About You sentiment. My image is colored with copics and I stippled the outside edges to add a little texture to his fur. I have also used two different colors of sparkly flocking on his mane (Sparkling Coffee and Sparkling Sands) cause even a Lion deserves some bling! Now I stitched on my card but that would be something the kids could do with a marker and make faux stitching. For full instructions on how to make this card please visit the card gallery  at the Sparkle N Sprinkle website. Next on the hop is my buddy Shanna A reminder that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents  St.Patrick's Day, Easter and Spring along with all Becca Barton images on special - 15% off!!! To view all our specials for the month, including
some  fabulous glitters, embossing powders and other SNS products, just click  here.

Open challenge at Flutterby Wednesdays!

Happy Wednesday people! I think we all know what that means, not only are we half way to the weekend, but it is time for another Flutterby Wednesday and this week is an open challenge. Today I have used an image by Tiddly Inks called Party time Pixies and some patterned paper I used as a main part of my card.

I have added some kraft paper butterflies that I applied gold edging and burgundy stickles too along with a black Viva Decor pearl in the center and a rhinestone flourish for some extra bling. I think the paper was pretty enough that I didn't need to add a bunch of layers and cover it up so that is all I did for embellishments. Ok, make sure you play along and check out the main blog to see what is up for prizes this week!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Color challenge at Tiddly Inks!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Did everyone have fun at the blog hop this past weekend? Aren't the new Wryn images wonderful? Well, today is another challenge for us at Tiddly Inks and it is a color challenge. I have never done a color challenge before but it was pretty simple all things considered.
The colors we would like you to use this week are

I had to use another Wryn image and this one is called Wryn New nest.

The sentiment is also from Tiddly Inks but is from the Life and Gothic Quotes sentiment set. The papers are Memory Box and I tried using a corner punch on the edges of the image but not sure I like it. I wanted to do it all the ways around but it would have cut off too much of the image and since I already had it colored I wasn't doing it over! Should have left well enough alone but unfortunately I am sure I haven't learned my lesson yet! Alright, lets see your new projects using the colors Christy picked out for you for your chance to win some free stuff from the store!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Winner of my Tiddly Inks image

Hi everyone! Just wanted to send out a note to Carly, number 43 commenter on my post for the Tiddly Inks blog hop that she won the free image from my blog. My hubby got to pick the number and now you all know how old I am!

Carly, I sent you an email if you can get back to me and we will get your image to you.

Release Day is Here and time to blog hop!

Do YOU know what day it is??? It's our first release of the new year and  today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is kicking off 2012 by releasing their new JANUARY stamps and there’s SO much gorgeousness 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 introducing a sweet little character by Cheryl Alger for the little ladies in your life!!  It’s called LOVELY LULU!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of purrrr-fect images from Emilie Goulet called KITTY KAPERS 1 and KITTY KAPERS!!!  And of course we have an amazing new set of six GORGEOUS GODDESSES stamps from Annie Rodrigue!  PLUS we are also releasing a sassy coordinating set of GODDESS SENTIMENTS!!
You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JANUARY 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!!
Happy Sunday my blogging friends! Hopefully you have arrived here from the awesome Elaine's blog, isn't her coloring amazing?  I have used another Lulu image today called Tutu Lulu. She comes in a set of three with five sentiments and I have to tell you, she is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters!
I have used my new Cheery Lynn heart die and the center piece from it I added to the main image. Some stickles on her skirt cause, well, it is a tutu! The paper is the new K & Company Valentine release and it is great. I am really loving the colors in it. Alright, make sure you play along with the challenge from yesterday, it is an awesome sketch by the way, and hop on over to the store to get your images while you can! Don't forget that two lucky commenters will also receive some handpicked goodies from the store too! And from here make sure you head on over to see Annie, the creator of all the Moonlight Whispers images!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Goddesses and a sketch

Saturday, what a wonderful word! And it is time to show you some awesome new images by Annie Rodrigue. Plus there is a new sketch to follow for our Saturday challenge and I will link it up for you to see at the bottom of the post. And if you hop on over to Nicole's blog you will see the stamp you can win for participatint.

The image I have used today is called Thalia. I just love her sentiment, too funny!

I flipped the sketch on its side so she would fit better and used some self adhesive pearls which I thought were a nice accent. I paper pieced her pillows and it doesn't show well but they have a nice sheen to them which gives them a bit of a fabric look.  Alright, make sure you follow the sketch below for your chance to win an image from the Kraftin Kimmie shop and come back tomorrow for one more peek and all of the new images will be in the store then too! And if you comment on all the blogs you will be in the running to win 3 of the Goddess images, two people will be chosen, will one of them be you?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Time for a Tiddly Inks blog hop!

If you are looking for my Kraftin Kimmie post please just scroll down a little bit."Welcome to Tiddly Inks' first blog hop of the year. :) We are celebrating the many friends that make our world a more lovely place and are so glad you are here as one of them. :) We are trying to keep this simple, so the blog hop is based on the Challenge Blog home page. Instead of directing you to the next page, we suggest you keep the challenge blog open and create a new window for the hopping around (click Control when you click on each link and it will open a new window). After you visit with me today, just click HERE to return you to the main list (and that is where the prizes are listed...hint!) Have fun playing along with everyone! 

My project today is using the new Wryn image called Grow a little love. Is she not adorable or what? Christy has 5 new Wryn images available in the store and I am giving a free image away to one lucky commenter on my blog. The blog hop will run until January 14 at 6 PM. We will have a wrap-up "party" on January 14 in the Tiddly Inks PCP group from 6 PM to 10 PM CST. Stop in and chat with us in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Between 6 PM and 10 PM CST, one lucky PCP commenter will be randomly selected to receive the next 2 Tiddly Inks stamps before anyone else (free of charge). Good luck and can't wait to chat with you and see what you design!

It's all about the cats...

Hi everyone!  Today is day two of the January Kraftin Kimmie release and the featured artist today is Emilie Goulet and she has done some wonderful kittie images. Now, I love dogs although I don't have any but I do have two cats and they are spoiled rotten so I totally relate to these images!

I used the glitter on my background panel again and tried the technique of putting colorless blender on a paper towel and laying it on my image after I colored it to add a little texture. The name of this set is Kittie Kapers I and you get 3 images and 3 sentiments. Make sure check out all the girls to see the other kitties as we have two sets available and two lucky people will win a set of Kittie Kapers I and Kittie Kapers 2. Oh, and if you like the raining hearts on my blog, you will have to thank Cheryl for giving us the link to Blogmation to set this up. Thanks Cheryl!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's new release time for Kraftin Kimmie!

Hi everyone! Today starts the beginning of the new Kraftin Kimmie release and when I say you are gonna love them, I mean it literally! Just you wait and see what we have up our sleeves! Today we are showing the new Lulu images by Cheryl Alger and I chose Tub Lulu. And don't forget that one lucky person who comments on all the blogs will win the new Lulu release! Just sayin!

I just love the way this card came out! And do you see my watermark in the corner? Thanks Jeanne for helping me figure out how to add it on, much appreciated! I am also playing with a new idea, for me anyway, of using glitter on my images. I applied Sticker paper to blue cardstock, ran it thru my nestie and then rubbed rapture blue glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle into it and layered my  image over top. I hope you can see the sparkle from it, it adds a really nice touch. Alright, make sure you check out all of the girls on the Kraftin Kimmie design team cause I am telling you, they make some awesome cards and you will want to see the other Lulu images available starting on Sunday!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bright eyed and bushy tailed today!

How is that for an introduction? Now that is not necessarily how I am feeling as I don't sleep well anymore (no Sinbad, you DON'T need fed at 3am!) but my dad is doing well, I have a good job, a great husband and the BEST blogging friends around so I am a happy camper! But actually the significance of the title is the challenge this week at Flutterby Wednesdays which is to make something "bright" to get us out of our winter doldrums.

I have used Minnie from Tiddly Inks and a one of my favorite color combos which is pink and green plus a little blue to balance it out. She just makes you smile doesn't she? (And if you like her, make sure you come back on Friday to see the new Wryn images Christy just releases and join in on our blog hop!) My butterfly is glittered with multiple colors and some ribbon to finish it off. Now make sure you use a fairy, angel or have a butterfly on your image and join in this week with us!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just a reminder...

Hey everyone, just wanted to remind you we are having a blog hop on Friday at Tiddly Inks where we will be featuring the new Wryn line of images and we want you to play along! I will be giving one lucky commenter the image I have used on my card but you have to be in it to win it! Make sure you check in Friday with all the girls and join in for some more prizes from the store!

Monday, January 9, 2012

My first card for Eat Cake Graphics

Good morning everyone! I know it is Monday but still, the sun is shining, my cats are sleeping and there is no snow or ice on my car so I would say it is pretty good! I wanted to make a quick card this weekend to show you one of my Eat Cake Graphics stamps as several of you wrote me and said you weren't familiar with the store.

This is called Sarah pulls Nikki and Otto and I have used pastel colors and a smaller card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I think it is called and A5 or A7, can't remember which. I have used Twinkling Clouds from Sparkle N Sprinkle for the snow, my favorite stuff for snow as it is so soft with just a little bit of glimmer in it and some chipboard snowflakes. Alright, off to work so I can pay my bills! See you later!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Multi shape challenge

Today is my first post as an "official" Kraftin Kimmie girl and I really like the challenge this week. This time we are wanting you to use at least 3 different shapes on your card, and your base can count as one. I have used Eva on my card.

I have snowflakes, rectangles, a circle and a square on my card so I think I am good! I only wish I looked half that good shoveling snow. Me, I probably look more like the Pillsbury dough boy. Just more to cuddle with right? Alright, make sure you join in this week for your chance to win a stamp from Kimmie's store!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Some more great news for me!

Well guys, this month has certainly had its ups and downs and we are only into the first week still! Luckily, and thanks to everyone for their prayers and comments about my dad by the way, he is doing very well and is home pestering my mom. Now if my mom doesn't kill him we will all be good.

But the reason for my post this morning is that I was asked by Holly from Eat Cake Graphics to be on her design team and I am so happy to have been able to accept! I ADORE her stamps and if you like whimsical and just darn outright funny images then you need to hop over to the store and check them out. I hope to get a card up for you this weekend so you can see what I am talking about, ADORABLE! When my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas last year I just handed her a list from the store and told her to go crazy.

Alright, I need to head out the door to work but at least it is Friday. Time just flies doesn't it? Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's blog hop time for Flutterby Wednesdays!

Today is the first post of 2012 for Flutterby Wednesdays and today we are not only having a blog hop for you to join in but are welcoming several new design team members. Please make sure you check out the blogs for KarenLynetteLeanne and Suzanne. And if you are playing along in the hop you should have arrived here from Lynette.

This week we are being sponsored by Bugaboo and they have generously given each of the team members a free digi stamp. Now, normally I would pick one of their hilarious stamps but I am trying to do a few different cards and chose Live, Love, Laugh.

This is another simple card for me but this image was so easy to color, the hardest part was deciding what color to make the flowers! I punched across the bottom of the panel and added some green cardstock underneath to pick up on the grass and some hot fix rhinestones for a little bling. I also added a light layer of stickles to the edge of the main panel but it doesn't really show much. Alright, next on the hop is Leanne and if you get lost you can always bebop on back to the main blog and Danni will get you back on track! And thanks to everyone that played along with us in December, hope to see a lot of you playing with us this year too!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Celebration time!

Well, it has been awhile since I posted but my life has been a little busy around here. My dad had a heart attack on Christmas night and thankfully he is doing well but that sort of put a kink in my mojo. But hopefully I am back on track and just in time to show you my latest card for Tiddly Inks.

Our challenge this week is all about "Celebration" and what better to celebrate than the pets in all of our lives. I have two cats, Sinbad and Lucy, and they mean the world to me. This image is called Girls Best Friend and although I don't have a dog I would love to! I have used Basic Grey Picadilly paper, some glitter brads, liquid pearls and my new picot edge die from Cheery Lynn. You will definitely be seeing a lot more of it! Alright, let's see what you have to celebrate and make sure you add your link for a chance to win some free digis! And Christy also has a couple of new characters in the store, make sure hop over and check them out!   

PS In all the calamity around my house I didn't realize that Christy is also having a sale, but only for 36 hours so make sure you get your list ready and check out the new Wryn and Silver images, I am tellin' ya, you are gonna want them all!                                                                         

Monday, January 2, 2012

What a way to start the New Year!

Ok everyone, I have some news to share and it is one of the most exciting posts I have ever written. I am officially a Kraftin Kimmie girl!  Kimmie picked me to be a guest designer this past spring and then again for December and then as if that wasn't enough, she asked several of the recent guests to stay on as permanent girls. Now, I'm not sure if it is my work or just plain darn luck that I was a guest at this time but I am not questioning it! I have even sent my hubby over to WalMart to get me a couple of new binders for the stamps I received, my last one is full to bursting, just like me! Don't forget the new sneak peeks will start next week and you are gonna love them, trust me, I have the new rubber on my desk as we speak!