Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps {It's a Beautiful Day}

Hello krafty peeps!!
Wow!! Where did this last month go??!
I can't believe it's March already!
I'm hoping that means we will soon be seeing
much more sunshine and some spring flowers!!

This week I get the pleasure of being the hostess for the
first Wonderful Wednesday Challenge of March
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!
We hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! 
Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!

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 March's sketch...  

My card for this week definitely reflects my
serious case of spring fever and uses the great sketch.
Take a peek:

The sentiment and image are both from the darling
stamp set called "It's a Beautiful Day".
I'm using up some of the remaining scraps from one of
my favorite Doodlebug paper pads called "Hello Spring".
Come on Spring..... I'm Waiting.....Not so patiently - LOL!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
 Sentimental Sundays Challenge #248 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenges #288 - Girly Girl
Clear it Out Challenges - Theme & Stash both Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge #15 - Add Some Embellishments

Kraftin Kimmie Coffee Card Kits are here!!!!
 They sold out so fast, Kimmie has ordered more supplies so more kits
will be available soon! Keep your peepers open.
 There are also TONS of new goodies being added to the store,
I mean while you're there ya might as well go for gold!

Be sure that you are one of our friends on the Krafty Friends FB page...
not only will you be up to date on all of the goings on, but you can share
your Kraftin Kimmie creations!

I hope that you will join us at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps this week!!!
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!!  But it MUST be a
NEW creation and you can enter until March 10th  at midnight!
At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all
the submissions for the whole month & will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!
What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
Til next time... hugs and happy kraftin'!! D

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: How to make Faux Metal Trinkets {Video Tutorial}

Hello, hello, hello and HAPPY Monday!
I'm here today to share a video tutorial
on how to make faux metal trinkets 
using the Kraftin' Kimmie Birthday Trinkets set
in less than 6 minutes!!!

Supplies you will need for this project include:
Versamark clear embossing ink
metallic embossing powder (gold, silver, pewter)
temporary adhesive, a heat gun, a scrap of white cardstock,
and a punch (I used a 1 3/4" circle punch)

You can watch the video below, or HERE,
or on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps channel.   Enjoy!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge - Use Bright Colors

Wahoo....it's the weekend!! 
Are you as happy about that as I am???
One of my favorite things about Saturday's is that
a new challenge goes up at Kraftin' Kimmie!!


This week our hostess Krafty Gal Peggy would like to see
BRIGHT colors on your lovely creations!
Ohhhhh I love me some bright colors - they make me happy!!

My box card uses Pippi from the NEW February Release called
Book Pals - and lots of bright fun colors. Take a look
(I apologize for the poor photos - I had a terrible time getting a good one):


Here's another look from the top

These box cards are a lot of fun to make!
They fold flat to fit in an envelope and
when the recipient gets the card it literally pops open :o)
Kind of like this...




You can put a little or a lot in the inside sections -
in this case I went with a bit less but it's fun to add
lots of different elements/embellishments too.
I found this paper pack on sale at my local craft store
for a whopping $2.49 and decided to put it to good use.
I fussy cut around Pippi and then realized that she needed
a backing so that the coloring didn't show through the back side.
So...out came the scissors again for more fussy cutting.
Fortunately all of the other shapes on this card are
from die cuts and punches (easy peasy).
You leave a panel on the back for writing your message.

I am entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenges #287 (TPE287)- Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #135 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #268 - Use Dies and/or Punches
Tip Top Tuesday - Rubber Stamps only

Hope you've enjoyed my box card and I've inspired you to play along
with us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie!
I can't wait to see all the bright happy colours on your own fab creation!
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them
 so you can WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!!

Lots of exciting things are happening at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!
FRUGAL FRIDAY specials are up in the store, get yours before the weekend is over!!
Don't forget you have until SUNDAY to enter the Krafty Guest Contest!
And...today is the last day to use your 10% coupon code, LOVE2015!

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!!!

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!!!
You will have until March 6th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Til next time friends...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

My Time to Craft #281 - Fantasy

Hello!! Hope each of you are doing well!
It's time for another weekly challenge at
The theme for MTTC#281 is Fantasy!
Ohhhh... there are so many possible ways to interpret this one.
Dragons, fairies, monsters, witches...you name it
as long as it isn't a reality :o)

Here's my take on this week's theme:
 A very unusual image and style for me but
one I really enjoyed stretching myself on.
I have a friend that I think will love this card
(at least I hope so!).

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #216 - Lots of Layers
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - One layer or lots of layers
Crafting from the Heart - #48 - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges - Twisted Thursday "anything goes"
Papertake Weekly  - Take Your Pick
I used the sketch (below) and cool colors


The other lovely ladies at MTTC have made
some awesome creations to inspire you this week.
I would love to see  your fantasy creations in our 
gallery at MTTC this week. So go get crafty won't you??

That's it from me for today :o) Hope you have a wonderful
and restful weekend and great next week! Hugs D

Sketch Saturday #350 - Hello Baby

Hello sweet friends and followers!
So happy you are here to visit me today.
Where oh where has this month gone???

It's Saturday and that means there is a new sketch 
up at Sketch Saturday!  
It's a goodie - take a look
Our challenge this week is sponsored by the sweet Niki.
who will be providing a prize to our winner. 

I used a sticker from my stash that I had intended to
be for a scrapbook layout ages ago but never used.

I think this is super cute but my daughter said it 
reminds her of one that an old lady would like - LOL! 
Teenagers!!??!!
I hope whichever one of the ladies at work who have
a baby boy doesn't think it's an old lady card when 
they receive it - good gracious!! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #135 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #95 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenges #287 (TPE287) - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #250 -Always Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
I hope that you will decide to join us this week at 
Please go check out the gorgeous creations from the
rest of the Saturday Girls this week - you'll be glad that you did!!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

52CCT February Stash Challenge - Markers

Hello sweet friends! 
I'm a little late with posting my card for 
Let me just say it's been a week...
and I'm so glad that the weekend is here!!
This last challenge of February at 52CCT 
is to use Markers.  Whoot Whoo LOVE this one!
There are so many different ways to use markers!  
You can color an outline image with them, use them to ink up a stamp
 in several different colors, or create backgrounds with them.  
You can use alcohol-based markers or water-based.  
There are lots of possibilities, so let your creativity be your guide!

My DT card for this week uses copic markers (my favorite type of
markers) to color in a digital image that I've had for quite some time.

One of my other favorite things to do is use non-traditional
colors on my Christmas cards - pink being one of them :o)
I have lots of wonky layers a couple die cuts and a bit of paper piercing.
Kind of happy with how it turned out!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - D is for Die cuts
Clear it Out Challenge - Theme: Animals/ Stash: Striped papers
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Non-Traditional Colors
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #105 - Lots of Layers
The Outlawz - Friday Coloring Challenge Anything Goes/Christmas Twist

I hope that you will decide to join us this week at 52CCT!
The rest of the lovely and talented DT have also made some
gorgeous creations using markers for your inspiration. 
Go check them out and say "hi" while your there :o)
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Thursday, February 26, 2015

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #235 - Sketch

Hello friends!!
Today is the last post from me as a Guest Designer
for 4 Crafty Chicks.  I'd like to thank the wonderful
and Crafty Chicks for the opportunity to join them
this month!  It was truly an honor for me!  

This week 4CC#235 is a Sketch
which is my favorite type of challenge!
Here's my card to inspire you to play along with us this week:
Lately I've really been embracing sentiment only cards.
I love how you can use patterned papers to really set off the saying.
Doesn't this just look like a party??
I love to use bright happy colors on my cards -
especially when it's for a birthday.
This great sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
and is from the set called "Make a Wish"

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #112 Anything Goes w/optional birthday
Creative Card Crew #81 - Birthday with Sentiment
The Outlawz Challenges - Monday Greetings "Anything Goes"
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -February "AG"

I hope that you will join us this week using Lori's fab sketch.
If you would like more inspiration just pop on over to the challenge
blog and see what those talented crafty chicks have made too.
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D