Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday

Hello everyone! It's time for another WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY challenge at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS.

This is the first challenge for a new month and there is a new challenge each Wednesday. These challenges are ANYTHING GOES, so grab your stamps, your inks, papers and lets get KRAFTY!!!

As you know ANYTHING GOES challenges means that you can create a NEW card, layout or altered item. Now we love when you show off your fabulous KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS, but we do want everyone to play along so any stamps are welcome. There is a chance to win an amazing prize if you play along. At the end of the month a winner will be selected from all of the Wonderful Wednesday submissions. The prize is a $20 gift card to the shop! Just a tip, if you do use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp, you get double the entries for the draw. 

Alright everyone, let's get KRAFTY!

I am still having a bit of fun with Halloween and for this card I inked up the fabulous Priscilla. The paper is Authentique's Enchanted collection and I embellished the cards with flowers from Prima and Michaels (recollections) and a fun Simple Stories DIY tag.

Are you ready to play along with our Wonderful Wednesday Challenge? Head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog to see more inspiration from some of the Krafty Girls and our fabulous Guests.

If you are looking to start making a few Christmas cards check out the new October release images from Kraftin' Kimmie. They are available now in the shop. There are so many new and older images that will make fabulous Christmas cards. Did I mention the amazing paper, oh and embellishments, so many goodies!!! Kimmie is also offering up a wonderful coupon but only until October 31. Head over to the Kraftin' Kimmi blog to see how you can get an additional 10% off your order.

Thanks for dropping in today and please come back soon.

Have a Krafty Day!


Little Red Wagon # 261 Get Krafty!

Welcome back for another fun Wednesday Challenge at Little Red Wagon.

This week Janice is issuing the orders and she would like us to GET KRAFTY! That's right everyone pull out that KRAFT paper and get creating.

I like to use Kraft as my card base or to mat my images and pattern paper. I almost always use it when creating a masculine card and I usually distress everything. On this card I used the kraft paper as my mat. I love Tiddlyinks and this image is one from the clear stamp sets called My Boys. The paper is Swagger from Fancy Pants.

Are you ready to get KRAFTY for this week's Little Red Wagon challenge? Play along and link up your projects over at the Little Red Wagon blog. Remember to hop along and check out the Girlfriends and see what they have up their KRAFTY sleeves this week.

Thanks for stopping by and please have a super KRAFTY day!


Friday, 24 October 2014

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge # 17


Oh my this has been a long week. I have been so excited to get to this weekend as I am going to be enjoying my very first Scrapbook retreat weekend. WOOHOO!

I am also excited to be sharing a card for this weeks FUN FRIDAY Challenge over at Your Next Stamp. This challenge has been running all month long and this is the last week to enter with a project based on our fun sketch or fabulous inspirational photo.

My card for this week is pulling inspiration from the sketch, which I slightly altered and the picture. The sketch portion, I just altered the direction the 3 banners and from the picture I took the colour (which is not as orange as I thought), and the Halloween theme.

I used the darling ghost from the  Halloween Cuties set and used the Fun Faces to make them even cuter. I fussy cut the ghosts and popped them up on my card. I finished off the card with black Gumdrops.

Inside the card I added the cute Candy Apple from Halloween Cuties and the sentiment from Ghostly Greetings.

The FUN FRIDAY challenges are fun to play along with. There are chances for prizes, top picks honours and guest designers. Check out the details on the Your Next Stamp challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a Fabulous Friday.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Little Red Wagon # 260 Oh Baby

Welcome to another fun challenge at Little Red Wagon.

This week our fabulous hostess is Joanne and her challenge theme is OH BABY. Create a project that is baby related and share it with us over at the Little Red Wagon blog.

I have been going full out with my fall, Halloween and now Christmas cards, that it was nice to change gears and create a card that was different. I decided to keep this card simple and there was no stamping and colouring.

On my card I used paper and a chipboard sticker from the gorgeous Simple Stories Hello Baby collection. I kept the card neutral so when I need it, baby boy or girl, this one is ready to go!

Inside the card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you will be playing along with this week's OH BABY challenge. Head over to the Little Red Wagon blog and link up your projects and don't forget to take a peek at the sweet creations by the other Girlfriends.

Have a wonderful day!


Your Next Stamp October Release After Party

This past week I have been having a lot of fun sharing projects for this month's release over at YOUR NEXT STAMP. We are also super excited to celebrate the launch of the NEW Your Next Stamp website. It looks amazing, so if you haven't been, you MUST check it out.

Today, the design team is back to continue celebrating and showing off a few more projects for this wonderful release. You can see the complete list of these "after party" release projects at the YOUR NEXT STAMP blog.

Today I had the chance to create a second card using the adorable penguin from the WADDLES SNOW FUN set. I also added a few fun die cut elements from the MINI HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS DIE and the WINTER FUN TAG die set (snowflakes). My snowflakes were topped off with the White Sugar Gumdrops

The paper I used on the card is called Festive Winter from Wild Rose Studio. I created a distressed look to my card inking my paper with Vintage Photo Distress ink. For my die cut elements I used Kraft cardstock. The ornaments have the added sparkle of glitter. To do this I ran the die cuts through my Xyron sticker maker, then applied Glitter Ritz Microfine glitter, then I distressed the edges.

Finally the simple inside design of the card.

I hope that you have enjoyed the October release from YOUR NEXT STAMP. Remember to check out the amazing new website for all of the newly released stamps, dies and yummy Gumdrops. For all of the designers participating in today's after party review check out the YOUR NEXT STAMP blog.

Please come back soon.


Stamps and Dies Used:

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie October Release Blog Hop

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Welcome back for our Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October release Blog Hop!

Join the Krafty Girls and Guest as we offer up a little Holiday inspiration. This week Kraftin' Kimmie  Stamps has been previewing this month release which include fairies, mice and our sweet holiday kids.

We started off the previews with our fabulous Fairy images which include our pretty POM POM FAIRY and sweet SPARKLE FAIRY

Next we featured the darling mice of MERRY CHRIST-MOUSE

And last, but certainly not least our darling Lulu, Lexi and Lucas from CANDY CANE KISSES.

Today I am excited to share with you another card featuring the sweet holiday mice from MERRY CHRIST-MOUSE. I used paper from Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love collection and the snowflake buttons are from Michaels.

To add a bit of texture to my mouse's cute stocking I used white flocking and added a little hand stitching.

The inside of my card features the little present mouse along with 2 of the sets sentiments.

Now it's time to continue hoppin' along and check out the fabulous holiday creations by the rest of the Krafty Girls and our amazing Guests. Remember to leave a comment on each of the blog for this hop because a lucky winner will enjoy a $25 gift card to the KKS Shop.

Get HOPPIN' and then go SHOPPIN'. Head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop to see all of the amazing new stamps. While you are there check out the other amazing images, paper, mounting supplies and more.

If you are like me and just LOVE it ALL, check out the GIMMIE KIMMIE KITS. They feature all of the new October stamps at a discount price. These kits are limited time only.

Thanks for hopin' along with us today and please come back soon.


Your Next Stamp October Release Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to a very special Your Next Stamp blog hop?

Why is this hop so special? Not only do we have an amazing collection of stamps and dies to show off for the October release, we are also celebrating the launch of the new Your Next Stamp website.

The holidays are not too far off and today the design team and special guests are here to help spread a little Christmas inspiration. If you haven't yet thought about Christmas, this amazing release will help put you in the mood. There are so many fabulous stamps, dies and yummy Gumdrops to help you create cards, layouts, decorations and fabulous gifts for those on your nice list this year.

Take a a moment to look around, then hop, hop, hop to all of the blogs featured below. As you are hopping remember to leave a comment. There will be 5 random winners who will received $20 to spend in the YNS store! It's worth it to leave a little love! You will want to comment on all of the blogs because the prizes are randomly placed among all of the blogs. Hop, comment and you may WIN!

For my first card, I am showing off my favourite set from this release called WINTER HOME. I created a full winter scene complete with night sky and Santa and his reindeer which is from last year's holiday set CHRISTMAS MAGIC.

Although you can't really see from the pictures, the house is actually paper pieced to create slight dimension to the scene. I used the distress ink (salty ocean, broken china and faded jeans) to create my night sky on the background and added my first layer in which I just coloured the trees. I then added the paper pieced house, and finally the roof and front door/step.

To add the snow to my winter scene I used DecoArt Snow Writer. I find the product thick and gritty, so I added a bit of water and applied it to my scene with a fine tipped paint brush.

Here is a look at the inside of the card. I used one of the sets sentiments, re-stamped my house and added a couple of reindeer from the Santa image.

Stamp Sets Used:

For my second card, I used the darling sweet penguin Waddles from the set WADDLES SNOW FUN. I also added the sentiment and stitched die cut element from the WINTER FUN TAG DIE set. The paper is Doodle Bug (Santa Express) and you may notice the delicious GLITTERED GUMDROPS, which I want to get in every colour!

To finish in the inside of my card I added elements from a 2013 die set called SLED WITH PRESENTS.

Stamps and Dies used:

To celebrate the new release and launch of the new Your Next Stamp website there are some amazing deals:

Now it's time to hop along and see all of the wonderful creations by the rest of the Design Team and our Special Guests. Don't forget to leave a comment as you are hopping along. You may just win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Hopping!


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Preview Day 3: Candy Cane Kisses

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Yeah time for another KRAFTY preview! Are you ready?

Today we are back with our last preview for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October release. If you weren't excited about Christmas this release will sure help you get there. Today we are featuring an adorable set by the amazing artist Cheryl Grant. Say hello to those loveable kids Lulu, Lexi and Lucas featured this month in CANDY CANE KISSES.

Not only are we previewing today's set CANDY CAN KISSES, tonight all of the new October stamps sets will be released and, since this is a Saturday we are also having another challenge. Lots of KRAFTY goodness today.

Today's challenge is hosted by Krafty Girl Tangii and her theme for this week is ANYTHING GOES!
You know the routine for our challenges. Create a new card, layout or altered item and enter it over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge blog. Remember you can use any stamp, BUT, if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp on your project you will double your chances to WIN a $10 gift card to the shop.

Today I am excited to share my card featuring the darling Miss Lexi! This image was perfect with the All Bundled Up collection from Carta Bella. The snow was created using DecoArt Snow Writer.

Now it's time for you to check out the other Krafty Girls and Guests who are sharing so many great projects featuring images from CANDY CANE KISSES. As you are hopping along remember to leave your comments. We would love to see you win a prize! That's right, hop, comment and you get your name in for a gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop!

Release Party
If you haven't heard, we are having a little party online (Facebook) today at 6:00 pm EDT. Head to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp October Release event page to hang out with Kimmie and her Krafty Girls and Guests. It will be a lot of fun! There is also a chance for more prizes.

Have a Super Saturday and happy hopping!


Your Next Stamp October Release Sneak Peek

This is a very exciting day. Today I get to share a sneak peek for the October release for Your Next Stamp. Each of the design team are sharing projects featuring some of these amazing image for this month. Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see the complete list of designers sharing peeks today.

You may have also heard that Your Next Stamp is launching a new website. Please keep you eyes open for all of that excitement on our release day.......which is tomorrow!

Today I am sharing my card featuring a fun set called HOLIDAY MARTINI! There is also a die available for this image. The tag on my card comes from a new die set called WINTER FUN TAG and of course the card is not complete without a few yummy gum drops (they are GLITTERED)!

I hope that you are enjoying today sneak peek for the Your Next Stamp October release. Remember to check out all of the peeks available from the Design Team. The complete list is on the Your Next Stamp blog.

Come back Tomorrow for our release day hop to see more fabulous creations and check out the new Your Next Stamp Website.

Happy Peeking everyone.


Stamps: Holiday Martini
Die: Holiday Martini, Winter Fun Tag
Paper: Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love
Other: Glitter Gum Drops