Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday - Grace

Happy Wednesday Krafty friends, it's again time for this week's WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY  challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Our Wonderful Wednesday challenges are always ANYTHING GOES, so there is really no reason for you not to play along. We do love when you show off your Kraftin' Kimmie images, however we also love for everyone to join our fun challenge, so please ink up whatever stamp you are inspired to use.

Create a NEW card, layout or altered item and share with us over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog. You can play along each Wednesday. At the end of the month a random winner will be drawn from all of the participants. Remember if you do use a Kraftin' Kimmie image you will double your chance of winning.

For my card I used the sweet Moonlight Whispers image called GRACE.

This image is perfect for a Christmas card and went so well with the lovely paper from We R Memory Keeper Silver and Gold. The baking embellishments and flowers are from Michaels. The flowers were all white and I used my R24 refill to paint some of the flowers red.

Here is a look at the inside of my card. I love to re-stamp my image from the front of a card in a coordinating colour on the inside and then decorate with some of the paper used on the card. It's a great way to use scraps.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my card featuring the darling GRACE from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I hope that you will play along with this week's Wonderful Wednesday challenge.

Have a Krafty Day!


Little Red Wagon #265 Wishy Washi

It's once again time for another challenge at......

This week Heather is our FABULOUS hostess and her challenge is called WISHY WASHI! That's right crafty friends, grab your rolls of WASHI tape and let's start creating.

I don't know about you, but I have a rather large washi stash. However it is one of those craft supplies that I use more to hold my dies in place than to actually decorate my cards and layouts. That said, I was excited for the chance to use my lovely tape to pretty up my card this week.

I created a simple card this week using a Fiskar's Stamp called LATTE LOVE. I added a small strip of pattern paper behind my image and used the washi tape to add a pop of colour to my white and black background.

Grab your WASHI TAPE and play along with this week's WISHY WASHI challenge. Link up your project over at the Little Red Wagon blog and don't forget to check out the inspiration the Girlfriends are dishing up.

Guess what? Little Red Wagon is having a Design Team call. You can see all of the detail on the post here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


Monday, 24 November 2014

Little Red Wagon Design Team Call

Little Red Wagon is currently looking for a couple of new members to join the team!  If you love to make cards and would like a weekly challenge to keep you motivated, then this could be the team for you. 

Little Red Wagon issues a new challenge each Wednesday and then highlights favorite cards/projects on the following Tuesday.  As part of the team you would be required to:
  • have your own blog where you can post your designs
  • participate in the challenge each week
  • comment on fellow DT members blogs
  • be part of the rotation in hosting the challenges
  • complete hosting duties when it is your turn, including preparing the challenge post to go live on Wednesday morning, commenting on each linked up item, choosing favorites and creating Featured post 
If you are interested in applying to be a part of our friendly team, and can commit to a 6-month term, please head over to the Little Red Wagon Blog. You have until December 15, 2014, to apply and will begin as part of our team starting in January 2015.

Good Luck.


Saturday, 22 November 2014

YNS November Feature Day - Sweet Holiday Greetings

So what did you think of the November Your Next Stamp release? Are you thinking about Christmas yet? I am not really looking forward to the shopping side of the holidays (I never am), but I do get excited each year as I work on my Christmas cards.

Today on the Your Next Stamps blog our Feature post this month is all about Winter and Christmas projects. I created a simple card using the Sweet Holiday Greetings Stamp set.

My delicious cookies were stamped on Kraft cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers.

For the inside I added a sentiment from the Winter Home stamp set.

Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to check out all of the design team member sharing projects for today's Winter/Christmas Feature post. Remember to leave a comment on the YNS Feature blog for a chance to win a prize.

Thanks for stopping by and have a super crafty Saturday.


Friday, 21 November 2014

YNS Sketch and Colour Challenge # 2

I hope you are loving the new sketch and colour challenges at Your Next Stamp.

Every two weeks we have another amazing sketch and gorgeous colour choices to work with. You can find inspiration with the sketch or the colour or both, just not neither. You can play along with this challenge until November 27. Grab your stamps and lets get crafty!

This week I worked with the sketch and inked up the darling Santa Express. When I saw the circle on the sketch my thought immediately went to a tunnel and Santa in his train. So this image was a no brainer for my inspiration.

My image is coloured with Copic markers and I used a little bit of Sparkling fluff on the trim of Santa's hat and coat. I really have been enjoying the red with aqua as a bit of a change for Christmas colours and the paper in the Pebbles Home for Christmas paper was perfect.

I just adore the sentiments with this fun set. For my card I fussy cut the image, because I didn't want the border around this time. However there is a Santa Express die set that is amazing.

Grab your stamps and join the Your Next Stamps Sketch and Colour Challenge #2.

There is a prize of a $15 gift certificate to the YNS store for one random participant ($20 if a YNS stamp or die is the main feature on your card). There is also a chance to be selected as the YNS top pick. For this honour you MUST use a YNS or die.

Thanks for joining me today. Have a Fabulous Friday!


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Little Red Wagon # 264 - Layer it Up (Elf Ellie)

I am excited to be the host of this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon. I am also very excited to have my card featured on the The Paper Nest Dolls blog. This is my second opportunity having a card featured on the blog.

Since we appear to be facing a barrage of winter snow, ice and cold winds, my challenge for this week is appropriately named LAYER IT UP! That's right no CAS this week. Load up the paper and embellishments and come play along.

Creating a card with layers is never a problem for me. I generally like to use 3 or 4 pattern papers on my card, in addition to at least one coordinating cardstock to mat everything. On many of my recent cards I have also been including a variety of embellishments.

Today my card features an adorable image from The Paper Nest Dolls called Elf Ellie. I coloured this holiday cutie in teal and red and used paper from the 6x6 Pebbles Home for Christmas Collection.

I had a mixture of flowers in my stash, but unfortunately none in red or teal. I did have a lot of white flowers and so I used my Copic markers to colour them. Actually it was my Copic refill and a paint brush, but it worked so well.

Of course, layers aren't just for the outside of your card. Inside I mirrored the cardstock colours from the front and used the left over pattern paper to decorate the inside. I didn't use a second image this time, but I added a sentiment from Your Next Stamp's Holiday Sentiments set.

No matter what the weather is like where you are, I hope you will play along with this week's LAYER IT UP challenge at Little Red Wagon. Don't forget to check out each of the Girlfriends projects for additional inspiration.

Thanks for dropping by today and have a Wonderful Wednesday.


Monday, 17 November 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Note Holder Tutorial

Hello Krafty Peeps, today I am hosting a fun tutorial over on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog. I am showing you how to create an Easel style note holder. These are wonderful gift ideas, perfect for teachers, coworkers and friends.

Some of the Supplies you will need:
  • 3x3 post-it notes
  • Strong cardstock for your base (I use 110 lb. white cardstock)
  • Pattern paper and coordinating Yardstick
  • Small Image - I am using Pretty Little Pixies
  • Embellishments
Using your heavy cardstock, cut your easel base at 10 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Score your base at 5", 5 1/2" and 8" inches.

This is how your base will look after you score.

Again, using your heavy weight cardstock, cut your note base at 4 1/8' x 4 1/8 inches. Although the note size is 3x3 inches, I have often found cutting the base at 4"x4", some of my notes don't fit well. The extra 1/8" gives enough room depending the type of notes you are using.

Score on each side at 1/2" inches and make a cut on each size.

If you want to decorate your note holder you will now want to cut your pattern paper and coordinating cardstock. Most cases my cardstock will be 1/8" smaller than the base and the pattern paper 1/8" smaller than the cardstock. Here are the measurements for my pieces.

Easel Base:
  • 1 cardstock @ 4 7/8" x 4 3/8" and 1 pattern paper @ 4 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • 2 cardstock @ 4 3/8" x 2 3/8" and 2 pattern paper @ 4 1/4" x 2 1/4" (I like to cut two because I add the second paper to the back of my holder so it looks complete from all sides)
  • For my image, I cut a scalloped circle 3" and pattern paper circles 2.5"
Note Base:
  • 3 cardstock @ 3" x 3/8" and 3 pattern paper @ 2 7/8 x 1/4"
For the note base, adhere your cardstock and pattern paper. Then use a small circle punch (3/4") to cut out a notch on one side. Assemble your box for your notes to sit in.

Decorate your easel base with your cardstock, pattern paper and image of your choice. I used one of the sweet images from Pretty Little Pixies.

I decorated the rest of the easel with additional layers of pattern paper, flowers and a few charms.

Here is the easel note holder when it is closed.

If you are looking for other ideas for decorating your easel note holder, here is another one I made using the Smarty Pants set.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog to see more wonderful Tips and Tutes by the other Krafty Girls.

Have a wonderful Krafty Day!


Your Next Stamp - My Design Process

Happy Monday crafty friends. Today I am taking over the Your Next Stamp blog and showing off a bit about my creative process from selecting my stamps and paper, to sketching and putting it all together.

Here is the card I created with this process.

The image is Waddles snow Fun and I added the Winter Fun Tag die set. The paper is from Lawn Fawn called Snow Day.

Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see my creative process.

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release Hop

Welcome back for our Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November release BLOG HOP!

Join the Krafty Girls and Guests as we offer up a little COOL winter inspiration. This week Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has been previewing this months release, which included more fairies, out darling kids with some winter friends and a special Krafty Day image.

We started of the previews with our SPECIAL image that was released for this year's Krafty Day in October. The image is by Cheryl Grant and features a sweet KRAFTY Lexi in COLOUR MY WORLD. There is also a fun coordinating tote bags for this stamps.

Next we added two new fairies to the fabulous winter fairy family and they are the sweet SNOWBALL FAIRY and the incredible ICY FAIRY.

Finally we showcased the adorable kids Lulu, Lexi and Lucas in SNOW MUCH FUN.

Today I am excited to share another card from the SNOW MUCH FUN set by the talent artist Cheryl Grant. For this card, I am featuring Lil' Miss Lulu and her sweet penguin friend. I used paper from an older Fancy Pants collections called Merry Little Christmas. I added a few button, a handmade Kraft tag and a whole lot of distress ink!

Now it's time to continue hoppin' along and check out the fabulous winter creations by the rest of the Krafty Girls and our amazing Guests. Remember to leave a comment on each of the blogs for this hop because one lucky person will win a gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!

Along the hop you will see all of the new images featured in this month's release. Sit back enjoy the wonderful winter inspiration we are sharing. Then head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop and enjoy a bit of early Christmas shopping! I am sure you deserve a Krafty present. Of course if you feel like you just need ALL of the November release images, check out the GIMMIE KIMMIE KITS. They feature all of the new November stamps at a discount price. There are also a lot of fabulous paper in the shop, so check it out!

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


Saturday, 15 November 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Previews: Snow Much Love

Hello again, I am back today with another fabulous preview for the November release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I hope you have been enjoying the previews so far.

Today we are showing off the darling cuties by designer Cheryl Grant. That's right Lexi, Lulu and Lucas are enjoying the snow with a few friends in SNOW MUCH FUN!

Not only is it our preview day, it's also Saturday so that means another challenge. Kraft Girl Tangii is hosting this week and she is going to keep things really easy. That's right it an ANYTHING GOES challenge. Create a NEW card, scrapbook page or altered item and share it with us over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog. We would absolutely love for you to share a project featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie image, however because we want everyone to play along you can use any stamp you want. Grab your stamps and let's get KRAFTY! You'll want to play along, because you may just win a $10 gift card to the shop.

For my card today I am featuring the adorable LEXI and her adorable polar bear friend. I just love the Snow Day 6x6 paper collection from Lawn Fawn, which is currently in the store.

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 SNOW MUCH FUN! As you are hopping along, remember to leave your comments. We would love to see you win a prize! That's right hop and comment because Kimmie is giving away a gift card to one lucky person.

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

Thanks for stopping by today and have a Super Saturday!


Friday, 14 November 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release Previews: Winter Fairies

Hello again Krafty friends, today is day TWO of our November release previews at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  The Krafty Girls and I are FAIRY sure that you are going to love the new Moonlight Whispers images from talented artist Annie Rodrigue. This month we are excited to add TWO new fairy images........ the spectacular SNOWBALL fairy and the incredible ICY fairy.

My card today is featuring the SNOWBALL fairy.

Have you had any snow yet? I think the Winter fairies in my area, have been having a bit of fun and I can tell you I wasn't ready. Had to race out and get boots for my oldest daughter, oh and mitts because since last winter my kids seemed to have lost 1 mitts from each pair they have.

I love the new fairy images and had a lot of fun creating with this sassy SNOWBALL Fairy. I used the Pebbles Home for Christmas collection and just love the red and aqua colours for Christmas/winter cards. I finally managed to add cheese cloth to a Christmas card (not just a Halloween embellishment) and coordinated a few flowers, a key and fun zipper. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the lovely creations featuring the darling WINTER FAIRIES. Flutter along the rest of today's preview hop and check out the fabulous work by my fellow Krafty Girls and our Guests.

Don't forget to leave a bit of love while you hop. We really enjoy reading your comments and by leaving a comment you could win some Krafty $ to spend in the store. Winners will be announced after the release party.

Release Party
I hope that you will be joining the ONLINE Facebook release party on Saturday November 15th at 6:00 PM EST. You will find Kimmie, the Krafty Girls and Guests there ready to have FUN. Head to the EVENTS page for the party!

Have a Fabulous Friday!