Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Little Red Wagon #270 - It's Another Happy New Year!

I am  hosting this week's challenge at LITTLE RED WAGON. We are getting ready to say good-bye to 2014 and my challenge for today is called ANOTHER HAPPY NEW YEAR! Create a project that celebrates New Year's!

I created a punny card using a cute image from Whimsie Doodles called New Year's Lush. I am happy to finally use this image which I have had since last new year's.

Inside the card I used an image and sentiment from Your Next Stamp called Clink.

I hope you have a crafty resolution to play along with our challenges at LITTLE RED WAGON. Head over to the Little Red Wagon blog to link up your projects. For more inspiration check out what my fabulous crafty Girlfriends have created for you.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!


Saturday, 27 December 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #261 - Sing Me A Song (repeat)

Hello Krafty Peeps, welcome back to another Saturday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Actually, this week we have hit the repeat button on our krafty challenge and we are continuing with our SING ME A SONG challenge. That's right you have another week to play along with this fun challenge. The SING ME A SONG is open to your interpretation,  however you may want to explain it for us, if it is not too obvious. This Krafty Girl can be a bit slow after the holidays figuring these things out.

You can play along with this challenge until January 2nd. Just create a NEW card, layout or altered item and link it up over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog. Use any image you would like as long as it follows the challenge theme. However there is an added bonus (double your chances to win) if you do use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp. What is the prize? A lucky Krafty friend will WIN a $10 gift card to the shop!

Let's get KRAFTY!

This week on my card, I used the fabulous and sassy EVA. Although this song is primarily played at Christmas time, "BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE" works just fine for a cold, snowy, winter day. Not that we are currently experiencing that right now, which is fine for me.

Along with the darling EVA, I also used my new favourite winter paper, Bo Bunny Altitude. This fabulous paper is in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop and Miss EVA is on sale for a fabulous boxing day sale (till Dec 31 - while supplies last).

Here is a look at the decorated inside of the card.

I hope you have a bit of Krafty time this holidays season. Maybe you will be able to use some of those krafty presents you got for Christmas to play along with our challenge!

If you enjoy SALES for boxing week, Kimmie has some fabulous DEALS in the shop. You can save 25% - 50% on a number of items in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop! This sale runs from December 26 to 31 and everything is while quantities last. If you have any WISHLIST items, head over to the shop and check out the sales.

Have a fun and KRAFTY weekend friends.


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Little Red Wagon #269 Happy Birthday

Happy Christmas Eve day crafty friends. Are you ready for Christmas? I finished my shopping on the weekend and spent a long time wrapping. I did have a bit of time to work on a quick card for this week's LITTLE RED WAGON challenge.

Jan is looking after the challenge for this week and it's an easy one......HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Create a new project that is birthday related.

For this weeks challenge I shifted away from Christmas/winter and I created a simple birthday card using "Big Birthday Wishes" from My Favorite Things. The paper is Pink Paislee Solstice.

For the added glitter to the balloons, I used Glitter Ritz Micro fine glitter on top of my Copic coloured balloons. I applied the glitter after using the Zig two way glue pen. Last time I used the glitter I had used Glossy accents. If you want the glitter with dimension, the Glossy accents are a good thing to use.

Here is a look at the inside of my card.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a bit of time this holiday season to play along with week's HAPPY BIRTHDAY challenge. Link up your projects at the LITTLE RED WAGON blog and remember to check out the inspiration the Girlfriends are also sharing.

Have a fabulous day and I wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Monday, 22 December 2014

Your Next Stamp Design Team Dare (December)

Welcome back to this month's Design Team Dare. What is the DT Dare? It is a challenge given to the YNS DT to create a project following a set theme or using certain YNS product(s). As we are nearing Christmas, our challenge is simply to create a Christmas or Winter project.

I made a Christmas card using the Sweet Holiday Greeting stamp and die set and the Stitched Fishtail Tag Two die set.  The paper is Lawn Fawn Snow Day.

Here is a look at the inside of my card.

Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out all of the inspiration by my fellow YNS DT girls. Be sure the leave a comment on the YNS blog, because you could WIN a YNS stamp of your choice. That would be a great present!

Thanks for dropping by today. Have a super CRAFTY day!


Friday, 19 December 2014

Your Next Stamp: Sketch/Colour Challenge # 4

It's time for another FUN FRIDAY challenge at YOUR NEXT STAMP.

We are into our fourth challenge which includes our FABULOUS sketch.

Or, you may want to play along using the colour inspiration.

If you are really up for the challenge, work them both into your project and show that off. You have till December 25 at midnight to play along with Challenge 4.

For my card today, I worked with the sketch using the sweet A Gift from Cuddles stamp. The paper is Bo Bunny Altitude. I just love the rich vibrant colours in the collection. I am hoping to make a few more cards before Christmas.

Here is a look at the inside of the card. The "Happy Holidays" is from the Santa Express Train Carts stamp set.

Come on and play along with our FUN challenge. Link up your project over at the YOUR NEXT STAMP blog.

One random participant will WIN a $15 gift card to the YNS store. However if a YNS stamp or die is the main focal point the winner receives an additional $5. Woohoo! When you use a YNS image there is also a chance of being selected as a YNS TOP PICK. Oh yeah! Bragging rights and a glorious badge to show off! Sounds exciting right? Ink up your stamps and show us your crafty stuff!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a super fabulous crafty day.


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps & Little Red Wagon

Hello everyone. Since life has been a bit hectic, I am again dual posting for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday Challenge and

the Little Red Wagon weekly challenge.

The KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS Wonderful Wednesday challenge is always ANYTHING GOES. Create a new card, layout or altered item and link up over at the Kraftin' Kimmie blog. It is always great when you show off a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, however we are all inclusive, so create with any stamp your heart desires. There is a fabulous prize each month to one stamper!

At LITTLE RED WAGON our host for this week's challenge is Carolyn. This week she is keeping things simple and looking for a CHRISTMAS project.

Since I am still scrambling to make a few last minute cards this was a perfect challenge. I used CHRISTMAS CHEER from Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and created a card with a somewhat simpler design. The paper is Carta Bella Warm and Cozy.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.

Join us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps or Little Red Wagon.......or even better, play along with both challenges!

Check out the Krafty Girls and my talented Little Red Wagon Girlfriends as they show off their fabulous creations this week.

Have a fabulous day!


Sunday, 14 December 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Release Hop

Welcome back for our Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Release BLOG HOP!

Join the Krafty Girls and Guests as we offer up some FABULOUS inspiration. This week Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has been previewing this months release, which includes sentiments, some rockin' girls and our sweet kids with some wild friends.

We started the previews with our AMAZING new sentiments designed by our very own Krafty Girl Becky Pearce. The set is called MAKE A WISH!

Next we had some Rockin' new Moonlight Whisper sets from Annie Rodrigue and they are the sassy ROCK STAR and the cool ROCKER CHICK!

Finally we had the sweet Lexi, Lucas and Lulu set SAFARI FUN by Cheryl Grant.

Today I am using Lucas from SAFARI FUN. I created this card using fabulous paper from Bella BLVD called Tiny Tots. I love the vibrant colours for this stamp set. I decided to go with a distressed look and embellished the card with a few tags I made from scrap paper, buttons, wooden camera and compass and a bit of film negative (Tim Holtz).

The inside sentiment is from the MAKE A WISH sentiment set.

Now it's time to continue hoppin' along and checking out the fabulous 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 and enjoy the inspiration we have to share with you today. The stamps will be available in the KKS shop after the online release party.

Release Party
Join us today (December 14) at 2:00 PM (EST) for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps online release party. Hang with Kimmie and her Krafty girls and join in the fun, chats and prizes. You can find the party HERE.

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


Saturday, 13 December 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Peek - Safari Fun

Welcome back to another amazing preview day for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December release. I am sure that you will go absolutely WILD over this darling set by the fabulous and talented Cheryl Grant.

Today's set features the adorable Lexi, Lulu and Lucas and a few of their favourite animal friends in the new SAFARI FUN stamp set.

Not only is it our preview day, it's also Saturday, so that means another fabulous challenge. Today I am hosting this week and this challenge is ANYTHING GOES. 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 to see you playing along with a KKS, however because we want everyone to play along, you can use any stamp you want. Grab your stamps and let's get KRAFTY! You will want to play along, you may just win a $10 gift certificate to buy something fabulous from the shop.

For my card today, I used the darling Lil' Miss Lexi and her monkey friend. I used fun new paper from Bella BLVD called Tiny Tots and embellished with a few flowers and kraft tags (Maya road).

Inside the card I re-stamped Lexi and added one of the fabulous sentiment from the new MAKE A WISH sentiment set which we previewed on Thursday.

Now it's time for you to hop along and check out all of the WILD creations by the other Krafty Girls and Guests. Leave your comments along as you hop because there is a chance to win some Krafty $$$ for one lucky stamper. The prize winners from all of the preview days will be announced at the party on Sunday.

Speaking of parties, we are having one to celebrate this amazing release! Join us on Sunday December14 at 2:00 pm (EST) at the event page here. Join Kimmie, the Krafty Girls and Guests as we chat,  have fun and PARTY! There will also be a chance for more prizes.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a super Saturday.


Friday, 12 December 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Peek - Rock Star!

We are just rocking along with the new December release previews for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Today we are back with day TWO peeks and this one is is for the new MOONLIGHT WHISPERS sets from Annie Rodrigue.

I am sure you will sing the praises of these ROCKIN' chicks. There are TWO new sassy rocker girls and we are excited to preview today the fabulous ROCK STAR and ROCKER CHICK!

My card today is featuring the sultry singing ROCK STAR!

For my card today I used paper from Bo Bunny Mama Razzi collection along with kraft tickets from Maya Road, film negative (Tim Holtz) and flowers (Michaels Recollections). I really love the distressed look for this card.

Inside my card I changed up my usual design. I still added the image and one of the sets sentiments. Decorating the inside is a great way for an added surprise and tie in the theme by reusing the image and scraps of pattern paper. However, it does make the card a lot heavier. This card is likely go to someone I can hand deliver due to the embellishment and added layers.

I hope you are taking time to join in our ROCKIN' preview today. Hop along to each of the blogs (listed below) and check out the fabulous projects featuring ROCK STAR and ROCKER CHICK. Don't forget to leave a little love while you hop. There is a chance to win a prize for one lucky Krafty fan. Come back again tomorrow, as we have another WILD preview to share!

Release Party
Do you want to hang out with Kimmie, the Krafty Girls and guest? Join the online release party on Sunday December 14 at 2:00 pm (est) at the online events page on Facebook.

Thanks for joining us today and have a FABULOUS Friday!


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps December Peek - Make a Wish

Hello KRAFTY friends, welcome. Today we are set to KICK OFF another amazing release for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. That's right, today is day ONE of our previews and we are starting off this peek with a BANG!

In addition to show off this wonderful preview set, Kimmie is announcing the addition of a NEW artist. Now this talented girl is no stranger to the Kraftin' Kimmie family, as she is actually one of the talented Krafty Girls. I am happy to show off my project featuring a fabulous new sentiment from the MAKE A WISH set by the amazing Becky Pearce.

I love these sentiments for a lot of reasons. They are great as a stand alone on the front of your card, work well coordinating with a fun Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and they work great as your inside sentiment to finish your card.

I was so excited to work with this set and took a break with colouring images and created a card using the sentiment only. I heat embossed the sentiment with brown embossing powder (American Crafts Zing) and used paper from Cosmo Cricket (Art Angel). The flowers are all a mix from various companies.

Inside the card I added a second sentiment from this set. Now I am all ready with a simple birthday card.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember to check out the rest of the Krafty Girls and our talented guests as they show off more projects using the MAKE A WISH set. Leave a comment as you are hopping along as there will be a random winner who will received a $10 gift voucher for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop. That would be such a lovely Christmas present to yourself!

Tomorrow we will have more previews and then join us on Sunday this month for the live ONLINE release PARTY!

Release Party:
Date: Sunday December 14 at 2:00 pm (est)
Where: Event page on Facebook here


Your Next Stamp - DT Dare (December)

Today I am sharing a card as part of the new DESIGN TEAM DARE at Your Next Stamp. This is a fun challenge the design team is given and we show off some of the new release image with this challenge.

This month as things are a bit hectic for everyone, our challenge was simply ANYTHING GOES. That is something I can do at the moment.

For the outside of my card I used the December released SNOWFALL stamp and HOUSES ON A HILL die set to create a winter scene. I have been enjoying getting inky with my distress ink, however this time I changed up my night time blue for a more sunset look.

To created the sky I heat embossed the SNOWFALL stamps with white embossing powder. Then with the the Tim Holtz ink applicator I applied the my distress inks (Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans). The streaks across the sky were a happy accident. I used a baby wipe to clean up the ink that was on top of the embossed portion and it left the streak. I think it gives really cool effect to the evening sky.

For the inside of the card I used the FOREST FRIENDS stamp and the sentiment is from the WINTER HOME set.

Now make sure you head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see all of the DT members participating in this month's dare. You will want to leave a comment over at the YNS blog because one lucky commenter will WIN a stamp set of their choice.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a terrific Thursday!