Saturday, January 24, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge - All About Boys

Hello again!  This is my 3rd post for today (whoo hoo)
so if you are looking for my Sketch Saturday #345 post - click here
or my My Time To Craft #276 post - click here.

If you are here for my Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Krafty Guest DT post for the Saturday Challenge then
you are in the right place and I'm happy you are here!

Some weeks seem longer and crazier than others
but then thankfully the weekend always comes
and I can usually get some crafting therapy in :o)
Are you planning on getting krafty this weekend?
I sure hope so because the new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie
is All About Boys!!
You can make a creation using a boy/male image
or for a boy/man or with a masculine theme.
You can WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop by entering
the challenge and showing us you stuff!!

My Krafty Guest card today uses a 
stamp set called DANNY - take a look:

This is a birthday card for my Dad, whose name is...Dan!
I knew as soon as I saw this set that I MUST have it
as it reminds me of my Dad. He was called Danny as a young man
and I have a photo of him with his hair looking very much like this. 
He was more into fast cars than motorcycles and was known to
win a few races :o).  Too fun - right??!!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Kit and Clowder - January - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #96 - Masculine Birthday

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!

This week's FRUGAL FRIDAY specials are up
and available until the end of the WEEKEND!! There are some great deals.
Also available are the JANUARY RELEASE
as well as the GIMMIE KIMMIE kits.

Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp
 or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a
starting point for your creation.  Have some krafty fun & join us this week!
You will have until January 30th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!

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

MTTC #276 - Two or more people

Hello and Happy Saturday friends and followers
so happy you are here to visit me today!

This is my second post for the day so if  you've popped
in to see my Sketch Saturday #345 post - click here.

This week at My Time to Craft (MTTC)
we have a fun challenge for you.  MTTC #276 is to use
an image with two or more people in it.

I have a bright and colorful card to share with  you this
week for my DT card - take a look:

This fun image is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps called "Girls Happy Trio"
it totally reminds me of myself and my two sisters.
The sentiment is part of a brand NEW set at
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called "Words of Inspiration".

When my sisters and I get together there is lots and lots
of giggling and teasing fun going on.
My sisters are my very best friends!

Please go visit my talented DT pals at MTTC
and see their gorgeous creations for your inspiration.
I sure hope you will decide to join us this week -
I can't wait to see what you make using an image with 2 or more people.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #43 - AG
4 Crafty Chicks #230 "Best Friends"
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #211 - AG
The Outlawz Challenges - Wednesday Sketches

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D

Sketch Saturday #345 - My Snowman

Hello again dear friends and followers!
Saturday are a busy day for me this month
with 3 DT posts for 3 fabulous challenges.
If you are looking for my MTTC#276 post - click here
For my Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge post - click here

This post is for Sketch Saturday #345
and not only do we have another terrific sketch 
to spark your creative MOJO, 
we have a great sponsor this week:

 The prize this week is $12.00 to spend in the
 Sami Stamps Store.

Here's our fabulous Sketch #345 by Alex

and my card using "My Snowman" from Sami Stamps

We still have plenty of snow where I live,
however the last couple of days have been in the forties
and we went from lots of snow to lots of ice  - boo :o(
We haven't even been out yet to  make a snowman 
as I've been so busy at work lately.  Kind of hoping for 
another great snow so we can make a snowman like this one :o)

I am entering this card in the following challenges
613 Avenue Create Challenge #107 "Anything Goes" (no extra option)
The Corrosive Challenge Blog Challenge #216 - Winter Blues
4 Crafty Chicks #230 "Best Friends"
Papertake Weekly - Get in Shape
 (3 or more shapes - circle, rectangle, square, snowflakes)
The Outlawz Challenges - Monday Greetings "Let it Snow"

I hope that you will go visit the other lovely ladies
 on the Sketch Saturday team and see their gorgeous creations
using Sketch #345.  We'd love to see your creations liked up too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday - Be YOU(tiful)

Hello sweet krafty friends!
A special hello to my 3 new followers
Julie, Ellie and Lesley!
So happy you've joined up to share
my creative journey with me! 

It's Wonderful Wednesday once again over at 
Kraftin' Kimmie which means it's still
ANYTHING GOES - whoo hoo!

Here is my Krafty Guest creation to inspire 
you today using another of the fabulous images 
and a sentiment from the NEWly released set
called "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL" by artist Emily
(this is going to be one of my all-time favorite sets!)

The main sentiment is also from a NEW set
by Becky Pearce called "WORDS OF INSPIRATION"

This image reminds me of my beautiful middle sister - 
in fact I made it with her in mind :o)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #107 Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #229 - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Get in Shape (include 3 or more shapes-
hearts, wavy banner and rectangles)
Simply Create Too - Challenge #77 Happy Mother's Day or For a Female

 Please make sure you go check out the amazing DT creations 
by the Krafty Gals and Guests
and then join us in this week's Anything Goes Wonderful Wednesday Challenge.
 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!!!
Who doesn't like that idea?  Silly question :o)

If you haven't already, be sure to pop in to the Krafty store for ALL
of the NEW January Release stamps as well as some new goodies!!
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Peek - January NEW Release Blog Hop! It's A Beautiful Day!

Hello and happy weekend friends!
Today is the final day of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
January NEW Release.
We have a terrific blog hop set up for you to round
out these fabulous new releases. 
Hope you've been enjoying each day for the Peeks!
I've been having fun as a Krafty Guest sharing 
my creations with you.

My card for today's hop uses another 
darlin' image from IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY by Cheryl Grant.

I went with a CAS approach this time.
I fussy cut the image and glued it onto the brick wall embossed panel.
I added a few swipes of shading under the shutters and
the window ledge to add some depth around the image.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #99 - KISS
Stamping Sensations - January Challenge "Dies and Punches"
(banner die, grass and sentiment layers are punches)
Virginia'sView Challenge #11 - Clean Slate
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #210 - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's Neighborhood Facebook Group - January AG

Over the last few days there have been some amazing creations from
the Krafty Gals and Guests featuring the NEW Release sets.
As a recap there is an elegant new sentiment set called
WORDS OF INSPIRATION,  a supah cute new kids set from Cheryl
called IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY, a new steampunk stamp set
from Annie called ALL STEAMED UP and a gorgeous set called
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL by the new artist  Emilie Goulet!!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy
our JANUARY 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 $10 gift card!!
When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop,
because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are NOW available!!

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today! Hugs D

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Peek - Words of Inspiration and Anything Goes Challenge

Hello krafty friends and followers!
Today is Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie January Peeks.
I hope you've been having as much fun as I have
with the new release peeks so far.

It's also an Anything Goes Challenge from our challenge hostess JENNY!  
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!
We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN
a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!!

So let's get to showing you this INSPIRING new set by artist Becky Pearce.
I just know it's going to inspire you in soooo many ways.
This set includes NINE lovely sentiments - take a look!

AMAZING right????!!!

I have two cards to share with you using 
one of the sentiments from this fabulous NEW Release.
and here is the second

I found this great paper and wooden accents at
my local craft store and knew instantly that this 
was perfect for what I had in mind for that sentiment.

I went vintage with both of these cards.
I feel like one of these has a more masculine look
and the other (first) has a more feminine appeal. 
Although vintage is not usually my go-to style, I love 
to occasionally pull out my distressing tool and 
ink up the edges for a change of pace. 
I've been challenging myself to make more cards 
in styles I don't use very often - such as vintage and CAS
and techniques such as special folds and mixed media
 (working up my courage on this one still).

I am entering my cards in the following challenges:
Fusion  - my inspiration is the wooden aspect

Papertake Weekly - It's All New
Sister Act Card Challenges #89 - Anything Goes

Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! 
The FUN and EXCITEMENT and PRIZES start TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EST!! 
Hope you can come hang out with us!

Below is a listing of all the Krafty Girls and Guests creations using this set.
Leave some love (comment) while you're hopping around because 
Kimmie is giving away a gift card and YOU could WIN 
some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! 
{This winner will be announced at the party tomorrow!}
Happy hoppin'!
Thanks so much for visiting me today! Hugs D

MTTC #275 - Love is All Around.

Hello sweet friends and followers! 
It's a busy sharing day for me with three posts for you.
If you are looking for my:
  Kraftin' Kimmie Jan 2015 Day FIVE Peek, click here
or my Sketch Saturday #344,click here

but of course if you are here to see my DT post
for MY TIME TO CRAFT #275 - then you are in the right place
and I'm happy you are here :o)

MTTC#275 is all about LOVE.
We want to see your beautiful creations with Love as the main theme
such as Valentines, Anniversary or Wedding
Or even just Love Ya!

Here's my DT card to share with you today

Recently I won a challenge and got to select some  
digital images from A Day for Daisies.
I saw this sweet angel and couldn't resist her.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a set of oval dies
that have a narrow gap between the layers?
I often wish I had one but am not sure which one would be
any different than this.  I'd love to hear from you if you do! 

I used the card from Sketch Saturday #344 
(where I'm also on the DT) for the layout.
Sweet, simple and LOVEly!!!

I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More! Make Your Mark
FUSION (Valentine's and hearts)

The rest of the lovely and talented team at MTTC
have also made some beautiful and LOVEly creations
to share with you this week.  I hope you will go visit them too
and then decide to link up and join the fun!

Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D