Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #273 - Easter or Spring

Happy Saturday!
I'm so excited today because my baby sister and her hubby
are going to be here for a couple days to visit us.
I don't get to see her nearly as often as I would like so
I'm really looking forward to our time this weekend.

It's time for another new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie  
and this week I get the pleasure of being the hostess.

March has been marching on, now spring is almost here and 
Easter is right around the corner(and chocolate Easter bunnies)!
So I chose Easter or Spring as the theme for this week. 
Should be easy right??!
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them
so you can WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop!!
You can use any stamp, make any type of project -
so no excuses not to play along - show us your stuff :o)

Did you know that 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!

I used the March sketch for my card this week.
and a darling stamp set called "Somebunny Loves You"
and...some great enamel dots and Prima Flowers from the KK Shop too.

I used a stippling technique around Lucas after watching the
great Tips and Tuts that was just posted by our Kraft Girl Deborah.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog #137 - Make Your Mark
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #139 - Easter
The Alphabet Challenge Blog - C is for Cute and Cuddly
Crazy 4 Challenges #279 - Let's Think SPRING
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #220 - Boys and Girls Come out to Play
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges - Twisted Thursdays w/optional "Anything Goes"
The Pink Elephant #291 (Photo Inspiration) bunnies and easter eggs

Before I go I want to remind you that this is the last weekend to pick up
the awesome Krafty Coffee Kits - you don't want to miss out on these!
There's also a Spring Krafty Crop planned - more details can be found here.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
Please go check out the other Easter/Spring creations by our
 AMAZING Krafty Girls and Guests too.  You'll be glad you did!
Now it's your turn to go get krafty and share your own creations with us!
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

My Time to Craft #285 - Easter Animals

Hello again friends - thanks for stopping in to visit me!
Saturdays are busy days on my blog w/3 different DT posts (lucky me). 
If you are looking for my Sketch Saturday post - click here.
But...if  you are here to see my card for the newest challenge
at MY TIME TO CRAFT then you are in the right place :o)

This week at MTTC #285 the challenge theme is Easter Animals
and here is my creation to inspire you to play along with us:

I can't believe that Easter is right around the corner 
seems way too early to me this year.  I don't usually send 
a lot of Easter cards....but more than one so I better get with it!
I pulled out my stash of Easter papers and went to 
town coloring this fun image by Bugaboo Digis.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - #220 Our Animal Friends
Creative Card Crew #83 - Easter Critters

I hope that you will decide to join us this week at MTTC!
The rest of the talented team has some awesome creations to
share with and inspire you as well - so please go visit them too.
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Sketch Saturday #354 - The Paper Shelter

Hello sweet followers! Happy Weekend!
Holy smokes where did this week go?  For that matter where has this month gone?
It's already the last Saturday of March - Wow! 
Time seems to go by so much faster as we get older (I think)- LOL!

This week at Sketch Saturday we have another new sketch
and a wonderful sponsor The Paper Shelter!

Here's Sketch #354

and here's my card using a sponsor image
called There's a Fairy in my Tea

Isn't she sweet?  I used this as a belated birthday card
for a sweet lady in my card group.  I hope she liked it!

The rest of my lovely teammates have made some beautiful
creations to inspire you this week with this fabulous sketch.
Please go visit them and see what they have to share!
I hope you will be joining us this week with your own
gorgeous creation using Sketch Saturday #354!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday... Kraftin' Kimmie "RAIN OR SHINE"

Hey, hey,'s Wonderful Wednesday 
As it always is on WW the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your entry can
use ANY stamp and can be any theme, style, or design and it can be
a card, a scrapbook page, an altered name it!!

Here's my card using one of the FAB NEW sentiments
from the March Release called "RAIN OR SHINE"
I purchased this great umbrella die a couple of years ago and
have just been waiting for the "perfect" way to use it.
As soon as I saw this sentiment in the new set I knew
exactly what I wanted to do with it.  THEN I had to find where
I stashed my die...thankfully I'm still somewhat organized
and it didn't take me too long to find it :o)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenges #138 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Sentiment as the focus

Have you seen the announcement for the next Kraft Day with Kimmie?!?
Tune in to the Krafty Friends Facebook page for info, and all things Krafty!
I've gotta get my passport so I can go join the fun!!

In addition to NEW stamps, there are MORE Coffee Kits available!
There's a folder in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group with some amazing inspiration
 from the Krafty Girls and many of you crafty friends.  The kit comes with LOTS
of uber-cute goodies and they tend to sell out QUICK!
There are limited quantities. Get yours before they are gone again!

I hope that you will be joining us this week for
Wonderful Wednesday!
Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Saturday, March 21, 2015

My Time to Craft #284 - Silhouette

Happy Saturday sweet friends and followers!
It's time for another weekly challenge at 
You really loved the theme from last week
let's see if you like this one as much...
MTTC#284 is to Use a Silhouette 
it can be stamped or die cut - and it should be 
the main portion of your project.

I don't have many silhouette stamps but I 
did find this beautiful one in my stash and used 
a watercolor background panel I made a while ago.

To make this card I used a panel of watercolor paper
a paint brush, water and reinkers in three different shades 
of orange to create the ombre effect-
peach parfait, pumpkin pie and tangerine tango
(all from Stampin' Up).  I stamped directly on the
panel with Memento black ink to get the silhouette. 
I like how it turned out - hope you do too :o)    

I have a very busy weekend so I'm going to keep my post short.
I can't wait to see what you come up with week
for MTTC#284!!! My talented and crafty DT pals
have also made some gorgeous creations to inspire you.
I hope that you will go visit them too. 
Til  next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D

Sketch Saturday #353 - Bugaboo Sponsor {Happy Birthday}

Whoo Hoo it's Saturday and time for another
great sketchy challenge at Sketch Saturday!!!
This time it's by Debra and  I LOVE it!
Here is Sketch #353
We have a wonderful sponsor this week

Here's my card using one of the Bugaboo digital images 
I realized that I forgot to put something in the top left corner
(as in the sketch) which is very unlike me as I usually love to 
add enamel dots and that would have been perfect here too.
Oh time I guess as I'm sure I'll use this sketch
several times in the near future :o)

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #138 -Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Happy Anything

Did I mention that the prize this week at Sketch Saturday 
from our sponsor Bugaboo is 7 Bugaboo digital stamps 
of the winner's choice??!.
You can't win if you don't enter your lovely creations
so I hope that you will be joining us this week for 
 See you soon! D

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie March Release Blog Hop - Springtime Friends {Let's Go Fly a Kite}

Hello! I'm so happy you are here to visit me today!
Today is the Kraftin' Kimmie 
New March Release KRAFTY HOP!!!

We will be showing you LOTS of wonderful creations
from the NEW stamp sets that will be available today -
as well as another NEW limited edition Coffee Kit stamp set.

Do you have a favorite from the NEW Release so far?
I LOVE them all!! Seriously I do!
I just can't pick favorites in this case :o)

 I'm going to get this HOP going with a card using another image &
sentiment from the FUN new set called "Springtime Friends".
and here's the inside with another of the sentiments from this set

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #237 - Cabin Fever

Before you get to hoppin' I wanted to let you know that Kimmie is offering
 another preorder TODAY of the limited edition COFFEE CARD KITS
(they sold out wicked fast the first time)!!
There are only a limited number so grab one while you can!
 You will also see some creations along the hop today featuring
 the Limited Edition I {HEART} COFFEE! stamp set which is in the kit!
I got my kit Friday evening and hurried up to get a card made
to show you today as well.  I LOVE my coffee dark and black :o)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge blog #219 - Follow Your Heart
Sister Act Card Challenges #97 - anything goes

So enough jaw flapping from me - I'm sure you're anxious to get hoppin'!!
Grab yourself your favorite morning beverage, sit back and be prepared
to see some awesome creations from the Krafty Girls and Guests!
Please hop through all the blogs of my krafty friends below
to see some more amazing creations from this NEW release.
 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!!
ALL the NEW March sets will be available today (after noon EST)
in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop - Whoo Hoo!!!
Happy hoppin' and shoppin'!