Saturday, April 30, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #328 - Use 3 Die Cuts (and/or punches)

Hello krafty friends and followers!
Happy weekend - whoop whoop!
It's time for another fun weekly challenge 
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE and this week
the theme is to use 3 Die Cuts (or punches).
FUN right?!  I love to use both of those things
on my cards and let's just say that my Big Shot 
gets lots and lots of use :o). 

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday,
 each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month
 long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during 
that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! 
You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost 
for your mojo if ya need it! Here is April's sketch.

and here's my card to share with you today using 
one of the adorably sweet little stamps and 
a cheeky sentiment from the NEW clear stamp
set called WHIMSICAL GNOMES.  LOVE this sweet set:
 I liked the pattern of this paper so much I thought it
would be fun to give this little lass a paper pieced dress.
I used a scalloped circle die, a circle die & a sunburst die
on my card today.  The banners were hand snipped. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #191 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Anything Goes (4/27)

I hope that you will join us this week and share  your
own fabulous creation using 3 dies or punches.  
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them
 so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop! 
Show us your stuff!! 
 You can enter as many times per month as you'd like and you 
have until May 6th at 11:55 pm EST to do so!

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group? 
It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as
 sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

AND...Frugal Friday specials are up in the Krafty Store! 
This is a GREAT way to score some of those stamps 
on your wish list at a fabulous price!  Go check it out!

Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Sketch Saturday Week #410 {Use a previous sketch}

Happy Saturday sweet friends and followers!
Here it is the last day of April 2016 already - wow!
Since it's the last Saturday of the month
you get to choose a previous sketch (#215 - 396)
to use for the weekly challenge at
SKETCH SATURDAY.

We have one of our favorites joining us as sponsor this week.


http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

The super prize offered this week is 
7 Bugaboo digital stamps of the winner's choice.

I used Sketch #276

and here's my card using it and a sponsor
image called Boy Roses

Isn't he adorable?  Wouldn't you love to
find him on your door step :o)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Anything Goes (4/27)
613 Avenue Create #173 - A.G. w/twist of orange and blue
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #191 - Anything Goes

I'm also sharing this at Catch the Bug Challenges
(where I'm on the design team) for the current
 April Recipe Challenge - 1 digital image, 2 pattern papers
and 3 embellishments (I used twine, enamel dots & metal clip)

Thanks for visiting me today!  I hope you have
a fabulous and crafty weekend!  Hugs! D

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Catch the Bug Challenges - Oldie But Goodie Thursday 4/28/16

Hello friends hope you are doing well.
At the moment I have a sore neck and a 
pounding headache so I'm going to keep 
my post a bit short if you don't mind :o(.

Maybe you know by now that Thursdays
OLDIE BUT GOODIE days.
I love the opportunity to print up
one of my older but loved digital images
by Bugaboo Stamps and make a
new creation to share with you. 

This card uses the uber-cute Bubbles Birthday - Balloon
 this makes me smile when I look at that happy face!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
City Crafty Challenge Blog Challenge Week 309 - Balloons
Craft Your Passion Challenges #309 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs! D

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sweet 16 Birthday Card {Unity Stamp Co.}

Hello and happy weekend to everyone!
Yesterday was my daughter's 16th birthday.
She definitely embodies the description of 
"SWEET" 16.  She is the most beautiful young
woman and a kind, loving and respectful daughter.
I wanted to make a card that represented both
her current beauty and the fact that she is 
still evolving each day into the amazing
woman I know she will be.  

Here is the card I made for her. 
The stamp set is called Faceless Beauty
by Unity Stamp Co.  I felt it so perfectly
fit for Brooklyn's card. I love the faceless portion
of this image as it represents what is yet to be in 
terms of who she will become.  
Take a look won't you?
 My girlie teared up and said that it was THE most
beautiful card I had ever made her and
it was her favorite of all I had given her.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Unity Stamps {Show & Tell} fb group 4/21 - 28 
where the theme is to use any Unity Girl.
The Corrosive Challenge Blog -April #4 Girls, Ladies,Women
Crazy 4 Challenges #333 (C4C333) - Use flowers
Seize the Birthday Challenges - Anything Goes (4/21/2016)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Make it Girlie
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Pink & Girly

Thanks so much for popping in to visit me today.
Til next time...hugs and happy craftin! D

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #327 - Seeing Double {Whimsical Gnomes}

Howdy! Howdy!
Yep I said that twice - you are seeing double!
Speaking of SEEING DOUBLE that's the theme for
this week's challenge at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE!

Use at least 2 stamps on your creations, not including the sentiment! 
You can use a character and an accessory stamp two characters,
a background stamp and a character... the possibilities are endless! 

I hope that you will decide to join us this week.  We always 
enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you 
can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop! 
You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!

Here's my card using 2 of the stamps from the most
adorable NEW clear stamp set called Whimsical Gnomes.
Aren't they just the cutest little duo?!
I absolutely adore this new stamp set!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #195 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges #274 "Anything Goes"

Have you joined the
Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?
It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on
as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired
by other Krafty Friends' creations!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hello to my 2 newest followers! So nice of you!

Hope you have an amazing weekend and find
some time to get krafty! Hugs D

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes {Snail Mail}

It's Wonderful Wednesday at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE Challenges 
and you know what that means...
'ANYTHING GOES' is the theme!

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission 
can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design
and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!!  
It must be a NEW creation and you can enter until March 31st at midnight!  
At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen 
from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive 
a $20 Gift Card to the shop! Now that's a good opportunity.

I've used the brand spankin' new stamp set called
SNAIL MAIL for my card today!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Alphabet Challenge Blog - D is for Dots
Crafting from the Heart #108 -Anything Goes
Coffee, Chocolate and Cards Challenges #107 - Stripes and Dots

I also used the KKS monthly sketch for my layout

The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY 
of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get 
an additional chance to win a store gift card!  
You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra 
boost for your mojo if ya need it! 

Hope you decide to join us this week!  
I can't wait to see what you make! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: April Krafty Scrappin' Challenges - Anything Goes

Happy Tuesday krafty peeps!
Last night I got a Facebook message from Tangii 
reminding me that I had signed up for this month's 
Krafty Scrappy Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie.  
OH SHOOT and SUGAR BRITCHES!!
I had been so busy with everything else (including 
my tax returns) that I had totally spaced it!  

So I quickly opened my planner page to this week
(which by the way was still completely blank with the 
exception of one Blog post reminder for yesterday)
and grabbed some of my KRAFTIN' KIMMIE stamp sets
and went to town laying out my week in style.  
My husband walked by as I was finishing it up
and said "Wow, that some fancy planning you're doing".
LOL - I think that meant he thought it was cool??!
Although unplanned (haha get it - I worked on my planner?)
I'm so glad I got it together because now my weekly 
schedule will be much more fun and enjoyable as
I look at my calendar.  Well...enough yappin' from me 
here's my two pages for this week
I used the following awesome clear stamp sets:
Snail Mail (NEW this month)
Whimsical Gnomes (NEW this month)


 I apologize for the bad photos it was night as
I was taking them and I did the best I could
(that's what happens when you are late with stuff!).

I hope you will decide to play along with us this month.
For this challenge you can create ANYthing your little heart desires
as long as it's NOT a card!!! Calendars, bookmarks, pocket pages, 

traditional scrap pages, holiday gifties, planner pages... you get the picture! 
 Come play along with us each month and let's get some of those photo's 
out of boxes and on to something creative and fun!! You will have a whole 
month to play along and you can play as many times as you like! 
 
Here are a few things to remember
THIS MONTH'S THEME: ANYTHING GOES!!!
1. Create ANY scrap page, Project Life Layout or pocket page cards,


 altered item, etc. JUST NOT A CARD!
2. MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
3. MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
4. You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
5. PRIZES?!? Of course there are prizes!! Once we've reached 5 entries, 
we draw a random winner (winner will be drawn at the close of the challenge)!!
6. You have until Monday, May 23rd @ 12:00 pm Eastern to get your entries in.
7. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page 
so we can all drool and OOHHHH and AHHHHH over your work too!

Thanks for visiting me today! Have a wonderful day!