Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie - One Cup at a Time

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday!
A special hello to my newest follower Liz! 
It's time for another Wonderful Wednesday challenge
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE  and the theme is....
ANYTHING GOES (as it always is on Wednesday) :o).

That means you can create and enter ANY type of project,
with ANY theme or layout or colors or stamps used!!
We love to see what you create (and there's an opportunity
to win a fabulous prize from the KK Shop for playing along -
see the main challenge post for details on how to WIN) so
I hope that you will decide to join us this week!

Also starting today Kimmie's having a HUGE Cyber SALE!
 Some stamps are 25% - 50% off!  Happy Shopping!

For my Krafty Girl creation today 
I used that awesome NEW clear stamp set called
"One Cup at A Time" from this month's release

I am in love with this new set -  mostly because I 
LOVE coffee :o)!! I also like hot cocoa and tea!

I'd thought I'd have a little fun with all the hubbub over
the red cups at Starbucks. I really don't get the whole
reason people are so's just a cup.  You can can add
your own decorations if you wish (like the dots I added) to
make it more festive and red is a Christmas color in my mind.
Nonetheless each of us is entitled to our own opinions and I
totally respect that.  Just having a little fun with it.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #151 Anything Goes w/optional
Create Your Own Challenge
(I used A2, Christmas, & color options Red, Green & White)

The Alphabet Challenge Blog - T for Tis the Season
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #173 Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges #51 - Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenge Blog Theme: Holiday -Christmas Stash: Glitter

So that's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping in!
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #307 (Embossing) and MyTime to Craft #309 (Let it Snow)

Happy Saturday friends! 
Today I get the pleasure of combining two of my DT 
challenges into one post :o).  
Challenge #307 at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE  is "Embossing"
and Challenge #309  at MY TIME TO CRAFT is "Let it Snow".

Here's my card featuring one of the adorable winter-lovin' critters 
from the stamp set called "Ice, Ice Baby" by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps,
with a dry embossed panel of snowflakes.

Dry embossing is one of my favorite techniques to use. 
I have a LOT of embossing folders in my crafty stash. They are a 
great alternative to patterned papers sometimes. 

Another fun technique that I've showcased here is a spinner card.
There is a tutorial on how I did this on the Kraftin' Kimmie 
challenge blog.  Check it out if you would like to learn more about it.

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Let it Snow
ABC Christmas Challenges - W for Wild Things
4 Crafty Chicks # 273 - Inspired by a Song ("Baby it's Cold Outside")

HEY...before I forget...the FRUGAL FRIDAY SALES
are up and there are some amazing deals to be had.  Go
check out the main blog page to see the specials.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you will play
along with us this week and show your mad embossing skills!
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them
so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!
In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges at KK,
we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge
entries to win a $20 gift card! You can enter as many times per month 
as you'd like! So go get krafty and join us soon! 
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Sketch Saturday #388

Hi! I'm happy that you are here to visit met today!
It's time for another awesome weekly sketch at 
This week our wonderful sponsor is 

Here's Sketch #388
and here's my card using it (I flipped the orientation)

I'm quickly catching up on my Christmas cards for the season
so I have enough to send out to friends and family this year.  
This was a very quick card to put together.  The main image
is created using a 2-Step Stamping process. I really love the 
look of this type of stamping.  For those of you who are new to 
this - first you stamp the main outline of the image and then
there are stamps that "fill in" the rest of the image. So in this 
case there was a stamp that filled in the leaves and another that 
filled in the petals.  It doesn't have to be perfect - that's part
of the charm of it.  Almost looks watercolored don't you think? 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #171 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
I hope that you will go visit the rest of my lovely teammates at 
Sketch Saturday and see what they've made too! 
And then....I hope you will play along with us too!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Catch the Bug Challenges - Humor Me Wednesday - World Hello Day

Happy Wednesday friends and followers!
I'm sharing a card I made with you today for
Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

Humor Me Wednesday highlights an unusual or funny
holiday and the Bugaboo designers feature one of the 
digital images in celebration of the "holiday/event".

I chose "World Hello Day" for my creation today
Isn't he just adorable?  I love elephants! 

I used the current sketch from Sketch Saturday #387 

I'm also sharing this at :
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #150 "Anything Goes w/optional twist of 
World Hello Day" - how perfect is that??!

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bugaboo Stamps - New Release Tuesday - Snowmen Family

Hello - happy you are here to visit me today!
Tuesday's are New Release days at Bugaboo
and Jodi has created another adorable digital stamp for
all of us called "Snowmen Family" - take a look: 

I colored this fun group with my copic markers, added 
them to an embossed panel and finished with a swirly
snowflake corner die and some sparkly rhinestones. 
Didn't I tell you... they are ADORABLE - right?!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Sparkle, Bling and Embellish
Papertake Weekly - Let it Snow

I hope you are having a fabulous day! 
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie November NEW RELEASE Blog Hop

Hello friends and followers!
we have a fabulous Blog Hop lined up for you
showcasing the fabulous NEW clear stamps
that are available today in the KKS shop.

What an awesome release this has been - really
something that appeals to nearly everyone this month.
Planners, Crops and Scrapbooking, Coffee or Tea, 
Football, Cheerleading, Celebrations (anniversary, New Years,
wedding, etc.) and Reading.  Just Wow Right??! 

I've used another of the darling stamps from the 
set called "Happiness is Reading" by artist Cheryl Grant today
Just love this happy chap and his pup! My daughter used 
to grab a big stack of books and sit on them just like this!
It was the cutest thing ever.  She wanted to make sure that
no one else got them until she was done :o)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - #253 use 3 of Something
(I have 3 little enamel stars)
Cute Card Thursday #399 - Birds/Animals
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 111 - Anything Goes w/twist 
of Something that starts with B (mine is books and boy)

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

Sketch Saturday #387

Hello friends - so happy you're here to visit me!
 It's time for another weekly sketch challenge
 at Sketch Saturday.  
Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp!

The Sketch Challenge Prize is a super generous 
$25.00 to spend in the 


Here is sketch #387:
 and here is my card to share with you today
Digital image from Bugaboo Stamps - "Kidz Graduate Boy"

My cousin's son has just finished his last college course 
and is on to the next phase of his life.  We will be celebrating
with him tonight :o)  I remember what an awesome feeling
that was (and a bit scary) to be done with college. 

I hope that you will go visit the rest of our talented team
at Sketch Saturday and see what they've made this week too.
Then...maybe you'll play along too with your own
fabulous creation??!  
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D