Friday, April 17, 2015

Your Next Stamp - DT DARE

Hello sweet friends - thanks for visiting me today!
Have you enjoyed this week of different and fun creations 
from the Your Next Stamp April Release? 
I was over the moon impressed with all the amazing
creations from the awesome team and guest Kendra at YNS. 

Today I'm back (as a guest designer) for the DT DARE.
The DARE specifically is to put a feminine twist on our creations.

Here's my card using "Bookworms Rule  "
I think this set is my favorite as I was totally a bookworm
as a child and still love books today.  Take a look:
  I used another of the sentiments on the inside too

This stamp set would be perfect for a scrapbook page, 
the front of a journal, on a Project Life type card,
as a tag on a birthday gift to a book lover - I just LOVE it!! 

I hope you will go visit the rest of the lovely ladies at YNS 
and see what they have made for this dare.  
Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Color Challenge #12

Hello sweet friends!
A very special shout out to my newest follower - Creative M,
thanks so much for joining my creative journey.

Oh  my gosh...what a brutal week it was this week for me.
Long hours at work and lots of stress. 
I am very very glad that it's the end of the work week!

Another fun thing about today is that it's the start of another 
challenge at Your Next Stamp.  

As usual they have a choice for you of either a 
Sketch Challenge or a Color Challenge. 
You can use which ever of these that inspire you most.
If you're really ambitious you could combine the colors with 
the Sketch. That would be cool!!!

                Here's a look at Color Challenge #12

          and here's Sketch Challenge #12

Me...I'm a sketchy gal, so I chose the sketch challenge -
and once again I grabbed one of the fantastic stamps and 
sentiment from the NEW Release called "For the Boys"

Oh hey...and did you know that there is also a coordinating 
die set for these FUN stamps?  You can see them here
I found these new Doodlebug papers at my local craft store
and thought they were perfect for this stamp.
Hopefully it won't be long before we are BBQing again!
Yesterday morning though we woke up to snow - yuck!!
Typical Montana weather - LOL!

Did you enjoy the YNS New Release hop?  
I was completely impressed and awed by all the 
great creations that the YNS ladies made!!
You really need to pop on over to the challenge site
again today and see their newest creations too! 
I hope you will decide to join us for this current challenge!
I can't wait to see your creation in the gallery.

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Let's Hang Out!

Hello sweet friends - Happy Tax Day!
Hopefully it's a happy day for you and you have those
dreaded taxes filed and are expecting a refund!
It's been a crazy couple of weeks for me with getting my own
done and helping family members with theirs as well. 

So enough about that not-so fun subject...
let's talk about the WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY challenge
that started today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 

Each Wednesday of the month is a new Anything Goes challenge
(except for the Wednesday of new releases).  At the end of the month 
one random winner will be chosen from all the entries for the whole month 
and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!!  
What do you think.....wanna WIN??  Let's see your krafty stuff!!

We also have a sketch for you to incorporate in the challenges if  you wish 
for a little extra inspiration and fun.  The sketch will last all month long and 
if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during the month 
you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! 
Here's the April Sketch (use it if it moves ya'!)

I personally LOVE to use sketches and tend to stay pretty true to them
 most of the time.  I used the sketch this month on my card today - take a look

This darling stamp and sentiment are both from the set called 
"Springtime Friends" (released in March 2015).  

I tried a technique I haven't done before with the white embossing of the 
stamped image on kraft paper.  I colored this with Prisma Color pencils
from my son's art box.  I think next time I do this I will stamp the face
after I do the outline and then it will stand out a bit more.  

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Come and Get it Challenges - Make a Card for a Child
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Children's Cards

I hope that you will pop in to visit the other Krafty Girls and Guests  
who have made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration this week.
Then go link up your own wonderful creation using any stamp, any theme, 
and design, any project - ANYTHING GOES - to share with us. 
Can't wait to see what you create!!!

Have you played along with Kimmie's INSTAGRAM to win?  
Visit the Krafty Friends FB page to see how you 
can play along with another chance to win!
Til next time friends... hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Your Next Stamp - April Release & Blog Hop - Bookworms Rule

Whoo Hoo!!!! Today is the day for the 
April Release and BLOG HOP for 
Your Next Stamp!!

I'm so excited to be a guest designer for this FUN new release -
I mean really how AWESOME!!

 Today I'm using "Bookworms Rule" which is one of 
my new all-time favorites.  I can see myself making scrapbook
pages, gifts, journal covers... all sorts of things with this one.
Here's my card to share with you today:

Oh my gosh I was SUCH a bookworm when I was 
young.  My nose was always in a book.
As a mom I delighted in having my kiddos climb up 
in my lap to have me read them a story!
My daughter is just like I was with the books - Love that!!
I still am a bookworm - love everything about books,
the smell, the feel of them in my hands, the beautiful
covers and of course the stories!!
This card is going to a sweet daughter of a coworker - hope she likes it!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Words, Words, Words
Come and Get it Challenges - Make a Card for a Child
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Children's Cards

Please hop on over to the next lovely and talented YNS designer
Maureen to see what she has made too.  If you have just started here,
no worries...pop on to the first link in the hop below and start from there.
Make sure that you leave a comment at each stop along the way
because one lucky person will WIN a $20 YNS gift certificate.

After your done hopping maybe you'd like to go shopping?!
Here's a sweet little deal if you would - happy hopping!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

YNS - April Release - Take Control

Hi ya' sweet friends and followers!
I'm so glad that you have stopped in to visit me because....
I have a sneak peek for you of the Your Next Stamp
NEW Release for April!!

Oh my are gonna LOVE this one as much
as I do - I'm sure of it!!!

Here's my card using "For the Boys "
I am super excited about this set!
It's absolutely FUN and adorable - perfect for guys
(but I can think of a couple gals that would like it too!)
Here's my Peek for your today....enjoy!

I've made this to be a Father's Day card for my hubby
although I don't really need to give him permission to
take control of the remote. I usually have to ask to get
it from him!!  Let's just say he loves his tv - hehehehe.

I think that this set has so many possibilities!  It's mostly great
for guys but I can see several other cards for 4th of July,
summer birthdays and even Mother's Day
(in my house it would be a dream to control the remote for a day - LOL)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #241 Die Cuts ( 2 circles & starburst)
Sister Act Card Challenges - #101 Anything Goes
Virginia's View Challenges #14 - Layers and Dimension

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
You can see the complete list of PEEKS at the main
Your Next Stamp challenge site - just click HERE and you will be there!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
I'll be back tomorrow with another creation to share with you
from the NEW April Release!!!  WHoo Hoo!
Hugs!!!!! D

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie's April NEW Release Blog Hop

Oh hello again sweet friends!! 
Hope you've been having a great weekend!
 Today is the official release of the amazing NEW STAMP SETS
 & we're celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

 You will get to see ALL of the new images today in the form 
of some krafty eye kandy by our talented team and guest designers.
 We love to inspire you with our creations!!
Here's a quick recap of the fun, new rubber stamps 
WOW!!! They are all just AWESOME!:

I {HEART} COFFEE! stamp set by Emilie
and A BIT SMART ASSY from Emilie Goulet

My card for the blog hop features another of the
mysterious ladies from LIFE IS A MASQUERADE

You might recognize this paper from my other card earlier this week.
It just seems so perfect for this stamp that I couldn't resist using it again :o)
Have  you ever been to a masquerade ball - or been to Mardi Gras?
I haven't - but it is something that is on my bucket list for sure. 
I would love an outfit like this one for the ball :o)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog - D is for Dance/Dancing
Loves Rubber Stamps #146 - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - April

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
Enjoy the hop!! 

Kraftin Kimmie April New Release Day FOUR Peek - SASSY & Anything Goes Challenge

Hello!  Here it is the weekend and the 
last day of the April NEW RELEASE Peeks
(Wow - haven't these just been awesome so far??)!
(as it always is during release week)!

The peek for today is from my favorite of the new releases
this time called "A Bit Smart Assy" by artist Emilie Goulet

You will definitely be seeing more creations using these
great stamps and sentiments from me as I just can't help myself!!!
For today though... here's my card - take a peek:

This card will be going to one of my friends who is definitely
Sassy. Class and a Bit Smart Assy - :o)
I can just hear her big booming laugh when she sees this.
I am entering this card in the following challenges"
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - April
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April - Add a sentiment

Will you be joining us later today for the LIVE
ONLINE RELEASE Party!  The FUN starts at 6 PM EDT.

There's lots of active conversations and a chance to WIN
prizes and/or a voucher to use in the KK Shop!!

All the new stamp sets will be available in the
Kraftin' Kimmie Store immediately following this event!!

I hope that you will be joining us this week for ANYTHING GOES.
 You can submit a card or any other crafty item with any stamp but
 if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!!