Wednesday, February 27, 2013

LOTV challenge

If you are looking for my blog candy post it is right beneath this one. You gotta be in it to win it!

Hi everyone! Tonites post is for the LOTV Birthday challenge which also enters you into the chance of a guest dt spot. This would be a dream come true for me as I can't think of a single image I don't like from them.

I have used Cake Glorious Cake for my image, she is colored with copics and a little bit of chalk pencil for some shading. Some stickles on her wings and Viva Decor pen for the icing. Flowers are WOC and the papers are again, from the stash I am working my way thru. Okay, wish me luck and hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Another Stamping Bella peak!

Hi everyone! How is your week going so far? I am hoping for perhaps a little warmer weather and we are going to the Pittsburgh Home and Garden show this weekend so that is always fun. Today I am showing you another new release for Stamping Bella and this is also by Diane Duda.

As soon as I saw this cute smiling face and the sentiment I knew I HAD to have this image. I have paper pieced her dress but was a little heavy handed with the distress ink on her pockets, you can't really see the floral design very well anymore but I still like it, sorta vintage looking. Okay, make sure you check out the other bella babes to get a look at some other new images and come back friday for our banners challenge, I have one more sneak peak for you!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Just a reminder...

Be sure to check back on Saturday for the new Sugar Nellie release!

New release at Stamping Bellas!

How is everyone today? Are you excited to see the new release and who the new artist is at Stamping Bella's? Well, today the Bella babes are giving you some sneak peeks for the upcoming release this friday and here is one of my images, I will post the other tomorrow just to keep you in suspense haha!

Our newest artist is Diane Duda and she has the most whimsical, sweet little girl images evah! I have kept the card simple as I think this image lends itself to that. Some text paper background, a little colored in sky and some sprinkled flowers in the corner. How cute is that? Okay, don't forget about our biweekly SCS challenges and our weekly challenges every Friday, this week is to use banners on your card. So lots of ways to win bella bucks!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

My parents Anniversary card

Good morning, I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far. This week is my parents 59th wedding anniversary and I have made a card up for them as the family is taking them out to dinner tonite. Families, gotta love them is all I can say!

This image is by Sylvia Zet and is one of her latest releases. 

I have colored them with copics and the paper is from my friend Elaine, I wanted to use the Pion papers she sent me but too much of the pretty parts would have been hidden so I chose to go with more of an allover design for the dp. Flowers are woc and a Recollections rose and although the leaves appear almost black in the photo, they are a beautiful deep green velvet irl. I have added a pearl border along the bottom of the image and their names and wedding date onto my heart embellishment. Okay, make sure you check back tomorrow, we are gonna be showing you some sneak peeks of the new Stamping Bella release! I am entering this card for my chance to be a guest designer for the Whimsy Stamps April release, I love their images and their dies are the best out there. Those little tabs on the sentiment dies make it so easy to line things up, love it!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Ribbon Carousel  Love is in the Air
Crafty Calendar Challenge  Love and Marriage
Little Claire Designs  Love and Romance
Paper Creator Crafts  Flowery delight

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fussy cut your image!

Woot woot it is Saturday! Well, I am working but still excited! This week at Kraftin Kimmie's we have the most AMAZING hostess, yep, that would be me!  Hahahaha! Anyways, I love seeing all the fussy cutting going nowadays and chose this as my challenge so get those scissors out! 

I have used Priya for my image, when I fussy cut I tend to stay away from images with little tiny pieces to cut around so she seemed perfect. I seem to have messed up her hair though, the more I fussed with that little bit the worse it looked, so don't look there! And yes, I am aware that is where every single one of you is looking now! Hey, if I can't share my mistakes with you guys, who can I share them with?

Papers are some older Basic Grey, my flourish is Cheery Lynn and the background die was a gift from my friend Elaine. I have applied some Elderberry Memento ink to the center of the die for a little pop of color. Ok, make sure you check out the Frugal Friday specials for this week too!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sketch time at Stamping Bella's!

Hello everyone! Back again with another Stamping Bella card and using one of my fav Mo Manning for Stamping  Bella images, Sprout, which again, is currently out of stock. I swear it was just there but with the big sales Emily has had lately, stamps go fast, especially one as cute as this! Our challenge this week was a sketch and here is my take on it.

She is colored with copics, Shinhan touch twin markers and prisma pencils for some additional shading. I really love this color combo, nice and bright! Paper are again, old ones from my stack I am trying to work thru and the flowers are prima hydrangeas with pearl centers from WOC. Ok, next week we would like to have you use a banner on your card, there are so many options out there for banners it should get your creative juices flowing!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sparkle and Bling for Stamping Bella

Good Morning everyone! Here is my latest card for Stamping Bella and unfortunately, I believe she is currently out of stock. Emily has a new release coming up though and trust me, you are gonna LOVE them! This is "Lulu with 2 Pies" and once again, she seems to be out of stock. I tell you, these images fly out the door so if you see something you want you better grab it quick!

We have a new challenge going on at SCS (details below) and we would like to see "Sparkle and Bling" on your card. I have added some gold Glamour Dust around the edges and orange spica pen on the flowers on her dress. There are also rhinestones behind my flower cluster. Papers are Graphic 45.


Upload your creations to your Member Gallery and use today's keyword LOVEFEST2013C to play along.
PRIZE INFO: TWO lucky winners will be drawn from the entries to this challenge! Each winner will receive a $25 voucher to spend at Stamping Bella.

View the Love Fest Master Challenge Thread HERE

1. All Love Fest Challenge Entries must be uploaded to your member gallery, with the specific challenge keyword, no later than February 28th, 2013 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine challenges, but you are welcome to create multiple cards for each challenge, AND you may combine Love Fest challenge entries with any other Splitcoast or other challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.

Release day at Kraftin Kimmies!

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO sweet new sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger........SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU and LIL' BUCKAROOS! We also have a fun new set from Emilie Goulet called WORLD OF WONDER! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our LOVELY LITERATURE collection from Annie Rodrigue that are simply A-mazing! OH and don’t forget the incredible new BOOKWORM TRINKET stamps and the new SPRING SWEETIES set by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!
You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our FEBRUARY Krafty Hop! 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!!

The Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp shop now carries a selection of 6x6 paper pads!!! We are happy to offer these to our Canadian customers at the moment, due to the extra weight of the paper. But if there are any International/US customers that would also like to take advantage of the paper pads, please email us for a quote on the extra shipping costs involved! OH and to celebrate this new feature, we've even got a few of the pads ON SALE!!

**Who likes FREE? Well, the FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more before shipping and taxes, will receive a FREE package of either Pearl or Glitter Candy Dots by American Crafts!!! Just an extra special gift for our extra special customers!!!

Now let's get hoppin' and shoppin'!! I have used one of the World of Wonder images by Emile Goulet, love the tongue sticking out of his mouth!
Papers are again MME, I guess that must be my fav brand lately! A memory craft die for the flower on the side and some old prima hydrangea flowers layered in the corner. He is colored with copics and prisma pencils for a little more depth. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sugar Nellie guest designer!

Hey everyone, I have a new little badge in my sidebar cause I am, wait for of the new Sugar Nellie guest designers! Woot woot! I have to say, this past year has been a roller coaster for me but a tremendous one when it comes to my little cardmaking hobby. In return for all the happiness I have gotten from my blogging friends I have been putting together a little candy so make sure you watch for it. I am not asking for new followers unless you follow cause you like my blog so no need to advertise it. This is a thank you to all of my friends that have been with me for awhile now. Stay tuned, it won't be long!

Storybook time!

Welcome back to Day FIVE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February previews!!! Now how CUTE were those sets by Cheryl Alger yesterday??? The Krafty Girls cards were SO awesome!! Wanna know the random commenter who is getting a set of those cuties?? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY TONIGHT!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!
So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out the brand new ANNIE stamps for FEBRUARY 2...013???? Well, not to worry! We've got BOTH!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!!

This month we have a FABULOUS collection called...... LOVELY LITERATURE!!! If you are a total book lover, like most of the Krafty Girls, you are gonna LOVE these familiar characters!!! Just wait 'til you see all the FUN creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Anne of Green Gables, Little Orphan Annie, Mary Poppins, Nancy Drew, Scarlett O'Hara and Sherlock Holmes!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it!

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely JENNY is our hostess this week and her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky stampers are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our FEBRUARY stamps will be available TONIGHT at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tonight at our ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!

OH and here's something exciting!!! The FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more after the new stamps are released tonight will receive a package of Pearl or Glitter Candy Dots by American Crafts for FREE with their order!!! Just 'cause we loves ya!! See you TONIGHT! 
Today I am showing you one of the images I really fell in love with, "Anne of Green Gables". Now I admit, I haven't actually read the book (I know, shame on me) but the image is so sweet.
Papers are Soho Garden by American Crafts and the lace is from my buddy across the sea, Alyce. A couple of resin flowers for accent and some stickles around the image. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bellarific Friday is here!

Good morning everyone! If you are looking for my Kraftin Kimmie post it is below this one.

This week the challenge at Stamping Bellas was as easy as they get, "Anything Goes" and I have used one of my favorite characters, Ramona. She is so easy and quick to color and just so darn cute!

This is Ramona Fishing with MME papers, the heart diecuts are Memory Box and I added a small bit of glamour dust around the image for a little glimmer. I also attempted to add some real string to her fishing line, not the best idea I ever had but too late to change it! And make sure you check out SCS for our biweekly challenges and "maybe" a little something special comin up. You gotta check it out to see! Next week our challenge is another sketch and we hope to see you playing along with all the bella babes!

Somebunny needs a hug!

Welcome back to day four of our FEBRUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO ADORABLE new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! You'll recognize these characters from previous sets.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! And they are just as cute as can be!!! These new sets are.......LIL' BUCKAROOS and SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU!
Would you like to know who won the new World of Wonder stamp set that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!!
Not only do we have all these supah cute new stamps to share today BUT we are also thrilled to share that Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is sponsoring this month's SKETCH challenge over at the Designed to Color!!! You have a whole month to join in the fun and you could WIN your choice of THREE single stamps!!! Woohoo!!! Get krackin'!!

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super sweet designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN the new LIL' BUCKAROOS or SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU stamp set!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Annie Rodrigue!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!
Today I am showing you an image I have to say is probably one of my favs, I have already used her twice so you will show you the other card in a week or so. This is Lexi with her bunny. 

I have followed the sketch at Designed to color for my card, papers are Sidewalks by October Afternoon. She is colored with copics with a little bit of stickles around the edge. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

World of Wonder

Hi Crafty Peeps! Today is day three of the Kraftin Kimmie peeks and todays set is called "World of Wonder" and is by Emilie Goulet.

I kept this card pretty simple cause I love this image and paper together, she is colored with copics and a little bit of chalk pencil for depth. This set includes three different images and several sentiments and will be available Sunday with the rest of the release. Ok, make sure to hop around and leave comments for your chance to win this set!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Trinket time!

Well it's Day TWO of our Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps !! Are ya ready for more???

Today we’d like to introduce all you READERS to a beautiful new set of Trinkets!!! We are very excited to share with you our GORGEOUS….BOOKWORM TRINKETS!! Eeeek!! Who's been waiting for these?? I know I have!
These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the BOOKWORM TRINKETS set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber.

Today we have awesome samples that the Krafty Girls have put together for you....and be sure to comment on each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new BOOKWORM TRINKETS set!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Happy kraftin'!  I have picked out one of the bookworm Trinkets and made, what else, a bookmark! Now I have to say I received the nicest bookmark from my friend Jenny a couple of years ago and since I love it so much I based my bookmark on her design. 

I have cut two matching shapes out of cardstock, scored the back one about 1/3 of the way down and attached it to the front then added magnets to the inside. A few little gems so it isn't too bulky and all done!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Almost Valentines Day!

Good morning guys! Today I wanted to show you the other card I made for my friends daughters for Valentines Day. One daughter likes flowers and bling so that was the card I showed last week, her other daughter prefers things a little simpler so this is her card.

This is Catherine nibbling chocolate, one of the fabulous Uptown girls of coures. After I made it I wish I had done more of a black and pink scheme but I stuck that baby down with extra strong adhesive so it wasn't budging! I did add some pink cardstock to the back of my doily to make it pop a bit more. Ok, time to get back to work and have you played along with our challenge yet this week? It is an easy one, "Anything Goes" and Emily just had a new release to spend those bella bucks on if you win!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Bellarific Friday!

This is my second post for today, if you are looking for the MIC blog hop it is below this one. This weeks challenge for Stamping Bella was a sketch and I really liked this one, will definitely be going in my stack!

I have used Ramona and her Wagon today and one of my fav color combos, yellow and red.

I believe these papers are older MME (I am really trying to use my older papers up!) and the lace was a gift from my friend Lisa, isn't it pretty? I thought it was perfect for this card and so glad she thought enough of me to send it to me awhile ago. Ok, next week is easy, "Anything Goes" and don't forget to check out our biweekly challenges at SCS!

MIC Valentines day Blog hop!

Hey everyone, today is the Valentines hop for MIC and I am showing off a bit of a CAS card using Geeky Love, I just love this image! Hopefully you have arrived here from Bron's blog, she is a sweetie and I am sure her card is awesome!

They are colored with copics and some chalk pencil for a little shading. Ok, next on the hop is Rhea and if you comment on everyones blogs as you go along you will be entered to win one of the new Wedding images available in the store. Good luck!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Short but sweet

Hi everyone! Just a quick post from me today as I am a bit behind and need to get the ol butt moving this morning. I wanted to share a Valentines card I made for a friend to give to her daughter, I will show the other one to you next week. This daughter is all about the flowers and bling so that I chose Uptown Girl Lucille sends her love and colored all of the hearts in with glitter.

 Be warned if you do this it may warp your paper a bit and I had a heck of a time trying to get it to lay flat. Some flowers, a little lace (thanks Patty!) and a sentiment (thanks Elaine!) and she is good to go. Ok, don't forget about our challenge for this friday which is a sketch and our biweekly challenges on SCS.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fur and Feathers are here!

Today is the final showcase of the new "Fur and Feathers" special edition stamps from Kraftin Kimmies and today is our blog hop which you can find below. The release is now available to purchase and is only available at the store by the way.

My card features one of my fav animals, a kitty cat. Of course if this was one of my cats I would be clawed like crazy at this point!

Papers are a mix of Kaisercraft and Basic Grey, she is colored with copics and Shinhan markers and I added some WOC flowers and corners for a little extra touch. Okay, make sure you comment on everyones link for your chance to win some of these images!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Welcome back for another awesome challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! And today we have an extra special treat! We are releasing our new Krafty Klubhouse Kit this weekend, so we've combined the new images with this week's challenge! Just wait 'til ya see!

This week our hostess is Kimmie herself and it is her birthday weekend and so she thought she would do a special little giveaway! So the winner of this week's challenge will receive a goodie package of some of my personal favourite a few embellishments as well! This week's challenge is TEXTURE!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item using some texure.......burlap, embossing, linen, fabric, anything that adds some texture to your creations! Get kreative!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along!!! As many times as you like!!
Here is my card for the release, love this puppy dog. I have added some Websters pages netting for my texture. I wanted to use some fabric for the blanket but time got away from me. Colored with copics of course.

Don't forget that our Frugal Friday Specials are up this weekend with several of our stamps on 25-50% OFF for a limited time!! 
Also our new Krafty Klubhouse Kit, called Feathers and Fur will be available tomorrow! Be part of the Krafty Keeners Klub!! Haha!!!

Check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and Guests featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

You're So Sweet!

So glad it is Friday but I have a busy weekend coming up too so have a feeling I will be going non stop for the next week or so. Oh well, that is life at times right? Today it's time for another Stamping Bella challenge and our theme for the past week was "You're So Sweet" and here is my take. And check out the end of my post for some exciting info.

This is Ramona loves Cake and unfortunately, she seems to be out of stock right now. I know Emily is clearing out the store to make room for some new images so I am sure she will be getting in new rubbah soon. She is colored with copics and I used conte pencils for a smidge of shading, still getting use to them. And do you see that MIC chipboard I framed the image with? Can you guess what I painted it with, huh can ya? Nail Polish! Yep, had some glitter nail polish I wasn't using and thought I would give it a go, I am telling you, this is my new go to paint for chipboard! They even come with their own brush haha! Ok, this week we have a sketch for you to play along with.
Good luck, make sure to email your entry to Emily and don't forget about the biweekly challenges we have going over on SCS. Lots of ways to win some bella bucks! And Emily has decided she needs to make room for new stuff (woohoo!) so starting today, Feb 1st thru Feb 3rd, if you use the code "ineedtopurge2013" you will get 15% off everything, including sale stuff!