Saturday, May 23, 2015

My Time to Craft #293 - Wild Animals & Sketch Saturday #362 (Bugaboo sponsor)

Hello, hello, and a special hello to Trina!
Hope you are all doing well.
I am just recuperating from a nasty bug that pretty
much leveled me in bed for 2 days straight and another couple
days of recuperating.  It's been a long time since I've been that ill.
As a result, I'm a bit behind in my commenting, so please forgive me 
as I make my way around again and start getting caught up.
I was also scrambling a bit to get my DT cards done for 
today (it's amazing what the loss of 3-4 days can do to a person).

Fortunately I was able to combine two of my DT challenges today!
The first is for MY TIME to CRAFT #293 - Wild Animals 
and the second is for SKETCH SATURDAY #362 
where we have a fabulous sponsor Bugaboo.


I'm lucky to be a guest designer for Bugaboo through July
so I was delighted to be able to showcase one of the darling 
mini sets called "Tall Jungle Blocks" for the wild animals theme. 

Here's the fabulous sketch that I used

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday - Animal Challenge
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #60 "anything goes"

I hope you will decide to join us this week at both MTTC#293
and Catch the Bug Challenges and maybe add
a couple other fun challenges too (as I did).

Hope your Memorial Day weekend is wonderful - and Safe!!
Til next time... hugs and happy crafting! D  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie May Release Blog Hop

Wow - what a terrific week it's been at the
Kraftin' Kimmie  with all the NEW May peeks
and gorgeous creations by the Krafty Girls and guests.  

To recap, there is the fabulous new spring set from artist, Annie Rodrigue
 called CHASE YOUR DREAMS! Plus a new set of mini stamps called
ITTY BITTY FRIENDS with some of Annie's earliest images
which are no longer available in original size.  And... the awesome
new masculine set from artist Emilie Goulet called WILD & CRAZY GUYS!
 Plus the perfect set for wedding season from Cheryl Grant
 called HAPPILY EVER AFTER!  WOW - so awesome!!

Today is the NEW Release Blog Hop (and the day
that all these fabby stamp sets are available in the store
for you to snatch up and create with!!).
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and
enjoy  our MAY Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog,
be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper
will win a gift card to the shop!!  

I have two creations to share with you today...
the first features another stamp and sentiment from
the awesome masculine set called "WILD & CRAZY GUYS".

I liked that the paper I used looks like the planks on a deck
where you would barbeque such a big ol' steak.
I kept it very clean and simple today - 'cause it's for my bro-in-law who
doesn't like fancy :o)  but he is a heck of a bbq fanatic and awesome at it!

And next I've shown you the back of several of my other 
NEW release cards where I've used the ITTY BITTY FRIENDS.

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!! Hugs D

Kraftin Kimmie May Release Peek Day FIVE - Happily Ever After & Anything Goes Challenge

Hello - hope you've been enjoying the peeks this week
from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!
All of these brand NEW rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!

Not only is it another peek day its also another Saturday challenge.
This week our challenge hostess is Becky ! And her challenge is
ANYTHING GOES  (as it always is during release week)!! 

Here's the super sweet NEW stamp set  by Cheryl Grant
called "HAPPILY EVER AFTER". 
It's so sweet  that I can hardly stand it!
Wedding season is coming up and today's set is perfect for everyone's stash!!

Here's my card using the happy couple:
My lovely Krafty Girls teammate Becky gave me this fabulous ribbon
as a surprise gift. Isn't it perfect for this card??? She also gave me those
tiny little heart stick pins. What a sweetie she is :o)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Open Minded Crafting - Challenge #36 Wedding/Anniversary
The Outlawz Friday Coloring Challenges - Color Palette
(I used light pink, fuschia, light grey)


I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT
beginning at 6pm EST!! Come hang out with Kimmie and the Krafty Girls
 at our ON LINE RELEASE PARTY.  There will be prizes to be won and lots of  FUN!
If you haven't joined the  KK Friends Facebook group yet now is a great time!!
There's constant and wonderful inspiration for you (and sometimes by you)!

Will you join us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie for the Anything Goes challenge???
You can create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp
but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!!
Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes!
I hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate
to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! How cool would that be???
VERY COOL!!
 See you tomorrow for the blog hop with some more new stuff!!!

Catch the Bug Challenges - May BINGO and My Time to Craft - May Sketch

Hello friends - Happy Saturday!!
What a crazy, busy week I had this time - 
I guess that helps me be even more grateful that the weekend is here!
Hope you had a good week and have some good, relaxing weekend plans!

Speaking of being grateful...I have a DT card to share with you today that
I made for a wonderful lady who helped me with hemming some pants
 for my daughter (because, yeah, I suck at that - can barely sew on a button)
using the terrific sketch this week at  MY TIME TO CRAFT # 292
and the Bugaboo Bingo Challenge at CATCH THE BUG CHALLENGES


Here's my card (hope you like it)


This uses the bottom row of BINGO - (Die Cut, Sentiment, Border)

I used up quite a bit of stuff from my crafty stash on this card
the papers, the button border (and bitty button die cuts), the thread
spools (had them for a long time).  Feels good to use up that much!
(Of course that means I made room for more new stuff too :o) )

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #91- Must Say Thank You
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #116- Feminine

What a FUN combo of a sketch and a BINGO board for a challenge!
Will you join us this week at one or both of these challenges?
I sure hope so - I'd love to see your card in the gallery.
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Sketch Saturday #361 - Another Graduation Card

Happy Saturday friends!!
I'm still making Graduation cards for the 7 grads (now)
of our family and friends this year.  
I'm using the awesome new sketch at 
to make this one  - take a look:

I used some new Doodlebug papers and a digital image & sentiment
that's been in my stash for quite a long time. 
Don't ya love all the different shoes? I would be the one in the 
fancy high heels. Well maybe wayyyy back when - now I'd probably
break my neck if I tried to walk across a stage in them - LOL!

Back with us this week as our wonderful sponsor 
 and here's Sketch #361 (which you can see I 
rotated for my DT card above).

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Friday Mashup Challenge #209 - It's all about the Grads

I hope that you will decide to join us this week and share
your gorgeous work in our gallery with us!!
Til next time...hugs and happy craftin'! D

Friday, May 15, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie May New Release Peeks Day FOUR - Itty Bitty Friends

Welcome back friends to DAY FOUR of the 
New May Release peeks!!!!

I hope that you have been enjoying the creations that
me and the other Krafty Girls and guests have been sharing with you!

Today we have some ITTY BITTY FRIENDS that pack a big punch
of possibilities for all your crafty creations. This is a fun new stamp set featuring
mini versions of some original images by artist, Annie Rodrigue!
Five of the seven stamps in this set are no longer available at the larger size
 and are retired but.... now you can get them again in this fun mini size!!
Each bitty friend stamp is about 1.5 inches tall and the set includes some tiny
 "handcrafted by" sentiments to add to the backs of your cards/creations! 

I made a recipe card using the itty bitty Agnes
(and one of my daughter's favorite recipes to make for us)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenges #106 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #85 - Favorite Color Combo
(one of my favorites is red, blue and white)

Don't forget about the FUN on Saturday - 6PM Eastern -
at the ON LINE RELEASE Party.  There will be prizes to be
won and lots of fun interaction with the Kimmie and the Krafty
Girls and guests.  Hope you will join us!!

See you tomorrow with another KK Peek! Hugs D


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie New May Release Peeks Day THREE - Wild and Crazy Guys

Hello again friends!! Have you been enjoying the
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS
peeks from the NEW May Release this week?

Well hang on to your hat because we still have a few more days
of AHhhhmazing new sets to introduce!!

Today we are introducing a stamp set for all you crafters who crave
stamps that can be used for great masculine cards (I'm one of them!)
It's called "Wild and Crazy Guys" by artist Emilie Goulet.


Oh my gosh...I'm LOVING this set!!! It's going to be great for all the
guys in my life!  This fun set includes THREE main images plus
NINE perfectly coordinating sentiments - take a look:


Didn't I tell you it's AWESOME???
Here's my card to share with you today:

and ...the inside with another of those sentiments

Don't you just love some of the wild and crazy clothes
that some golfers wear?  I colored this up to  match one 
that I've seen on my brother-in-law. Hey...life is too short
to wear boring clothes - especially on the golf course - LOL!!

I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes
 SATURDAY beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out us
at the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!