Friday, 27 March 2015

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge 10

Welcome sketch and colour challenge #10 at Your Next Stamp.

This is a a great sketch and one that works well with my layered up style of cards. Today I worked with the adorable SPRINKLES COFFEE AND TEA stamp.

For our sketch and colour challenge # 10 you have until April 2nd (midnight) to play along. You can see more inspiration and link up your projects over at Your Next Stamp.

One random participant will WIN a $15 gift card to the YNS store. However, if you feature a YNS stamp or die (must be the main focal point) you will receive and additional $5. Oh yeah! When you use a YNS image there is also a chance of being selected as a YNS Top Pick. That's right, bragging rights for you and a fabulous badge to show off on your blog! Sounds exciting right? Ink up your stamps and show us your crafty stuff!

Have a fabulous and crafty Friday friends!


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps & Little Red Wagon (You're A Star)

Welcome friends. Today I have a dual post for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and Little Red Wagon.

Did you know the Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps are ANYTHING GOES? Although we love when you use a KKS (and it doubles you chance for winning), all stamps are welcome for these challenges. Just create a NEW card, layout or altered item and share with us over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog or in our Facebook group (here).

The challenge runs for the month and there is a new change to enter each Wednesday. At the end of the month a random winner will be chosen from the submissions and received a $20 gift card to the shop. Definitely worth playing for right?

For an added bit of inspiration and additional chance to win, we have a sketch that we would love to see you work with. This is a look at the March sketch.

This week at Little Red Wagon,

Carolyn is hosting our challenge and it's called "YOU'RE A STAR". I would quite agree, however I am not sure she was specifically directing that at me. What Carolyn would like to see is you to work a star or stars into your project. Paper, shapes, die cuts, make sure we are seeing stars.

I got all sentimental on my card using a fabulous sentiment set called "HELLO FRIEND" from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I used white embossing powder to create a chalk look with the sentiment. In additional to the "Star" mentioned in my sentiment, I added 3 wooded stars.

If you are seeing stars this week, then join our challenge over at Little Red Wagon. While you are there stop over to the other Girlfriends blog to see all of the inspiration they are sharing. Did you know that we have a Little Red Wagon Facebook group (here). Check it out.


As the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday challenge is anything goes, you really don't have an excuse not to play along. Check out the blog for details.

You may also want to check out the shop and see the amazing Coffee Kits that are available. They feature a fabulous stamp (exclusive to the kit) and a lot of amazing paper and fun embellishments. The kits sold out quickly last time, so be sure to check them out.

If you want to stay up on the Krafty happenings, chat and share your Krafty Kreations, join our Facebook group (here). If you are a local peep for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps (Southwestern Ontario) keep an eye open for the next Krafty Krop day!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous day!


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Your Next Stamp March Special Feature

Welcome to the March YOUR NEXT STAMP feature post. Each month the design team posts creations to inspire you, using specific themes or stamps. This month, because we faced so much winter, we are having a repeat SPRING feature. You can see all of the feature projects over at the YNS blog.

I have been very lucky to be enjoying some lovely weather this week. I am very excited that I can see most of my lawn again. To celebrate the first day of SPRING, I created an Easter card using an new stamp called LITTLE DARLING KATLYN. The pretty paper is from Wild Rose Studio Bella collection.


Head over to to the YNS blog to see all of the DT members sharing projects for today's feature. Leave a comment on the blog post for the MARCH feature and you will have a chance to win a prize.  One lucky stamper will win a YNS stamp set of their choice!

Thanks for stopping by today. Stay warm and have a super crafty day!


Saturday, 21 March 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Birthday (No Blue or Pink)

Hello Krafty Friends. Did you have a great week? Me....I had a rather hectic week so I am very happy to say that it's now Saturday!

Now that the weekend is here, it's time for the latest challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Krafty Girl KELLI is our fab hostess and her challenge is BIRTHDAYS, with a bit of a twist. The twist is that you can't use pink or blue. This is not as easy as it sounds. I failed this challenge as there are two tiny dots of blue that I was not able to hide on my card. Maybe they can pass for grey!

Grab your stamps (all are welcome) and create a NEW card, layout or altered item to match this week's theme. You can share it with us on Krafty Friends Facebook in our group (here) or link up your blog post over at the Kraftin' Kimmie blog. You have all week to play along and there is a chance to WIN $10 gift card to the KKS shop. If you do use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your project, you will double your chance to win.

For my birthday card this week, I inked up Lucas as the Mad Hatter from the cute ONCE UPON A TIME 2 set. The paper is Simple Stories Say Cheese.

Inside the card, I included the image of Alice from this set and added a birthday sentiment from the MAKE A WISH set.

Grab you paper and stamps and play along with this week's BIRTHDAY (NO PINK OR BLUE) challenge. Head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog to see more about this week's challenge have look at some inspiration from my talented teammates.

Have you checked out the FRUGAL FRIDAY sales going on right now. There are dozens of stamps currently on sale, so you will want to check it out. The sale is only for the weekend.

Do you enjoy kits? Right now, you can preorder for the current Kraftin' Kimmie Coffee Card kit. There is an exclusive stamp, along with fun paper and coordinating embellishments. This is the second round of pre-orders, so don't wait too long. You can see samples of cards made with the kit here.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a super Saturday!


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Little Red Wagon (All Tied Up)/The Paper Nest Dolls (Guest)

Hello crafty friends. I hope you are all have a wonderful week so far. Today it's time for new challenge at Little Red Wagon.

I am also super excited to be a Guest Designer at The Paper Nest Dolls again this month.

This week I am the challenge hostess at Little Red Wagon and I am getting things ALL TIED UP! That's right everyone! Grab your ribbon, thread, twine or cord and twist it, knot it or tied up all up in a nice little bow!

This month, I have been getting crafty with altered items. No, I did not make another notebook holder. Although there are more to come soon. This week I decorated a plain kraft paper bag using the sweet EGG COLORING AVERY from THE PAPER NEST DOLLS. She is so cute and makes a perfect addition to this fun Easter bag.

I kept my layers fairly simple (at least in my mind) and added a the Lovely View Die (Little Darlings), flowers (Recollections), pearls and a little pink paint brush for my embellishments. The paint brush was a last minute add to the bag. I am not sure where it came from, but discovered it in the disaster that is currently called my craft desk!

Oh and I can't forget my ribbon and bow. I always do my ribbon/bows in two stages. There is the part that I run across the paper which, on it's own lays nice and flat. Then I tie and add my bow separately with glue dots. I have a technique of tying the bow (single, double or triple) around my fingers and it works better for me,  than trying to tie everything in one piece.

Here is a closer look at the darling Avery.

If you are not too tied up with things I hope that you will join our challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Link up your projects over on the blog and don't forget to check out what the fabulous Girlfriends have created for you this week.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday.


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS March release blog hop. Let's get comfy, grab your favourite drink and enjoy the hop.

This month we have shared an amazing collection of stamps. We started of the previews with a fun fantasy set featuring ELISHA THE MAGE and KIERSTEN THE KNIGHT. These are of course my favourite of the release as they were named after my daughters. The girls were super excited to hear the news about the stamps and my daughter Kiersten is now considering herself famous!

Next up was our beautiful RAIN OR SHINE sentiment set.

On Friday we showed a lovely and sweet set of seniors, showing that they are truly YOUNG AT HEART.

Finally, was our cute spring set with our darling kids called SPRINGTIME FRIENDS.

Today I am used KIERSTEN THE KNIGHT to make a personal gift for my daughter. She loves to create and draw, so this is a doodle book for her to use. Just as her sister's altered clipboard (here) I used the We R Memory Keepers Storetime paper for the book.

Here is a look at Kiersten in her gold armour.

I created a double flap book style note holder. The inside flaps have pockets at the bottom.

On one of the panels I added a small paper bag.

The note holder fits a 5x8 inch pad of paper.

Here is the back of the note holder.

Thanks for joining our March release hop. Today as you continue on your hop you will get to see all of the new March images being showcased. As you are going along remember to leave a comment. One lucky Krafty Friend will win a gift card to the shop.

All of the new March stamps are available in the shop today after noon (EST).

Coffee Card Kits
Have you seen these amazing Kits. The first round of pre-orders sold out quick. Due to the excitement of these amazing Kits, Kimmie is opening up for further pre-orders (TODAY). There will only be a limited number of kits available. The kits include an amazing LIMITED EDITION I {Heart} Coffee stamp! I don't know about you, but I do {heart} my coffee. If you are wondering what these kits look like, some of the Krafty Girls are sharing cards along this hop.

Enjoy the rest of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps release hop.


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Preview: Day Four - Springtime Friends!

We are breezing along with our March release at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS. Today we are back with our final preview day with a darling set by artist Cheryl Grant.

Today's set features our sweet kids Lulu, Lexi and Lucas in SPRINGTIME FRIENDS.

Since it's Saturday and a release preview day, we are also excited to present a new ANYTHING GOES challenge. Create a new project (card, scrapbook page or altered item) and share it with us on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog. All stamps are welcome, however if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you will double your chance for the weekly prize of a $10 gift certificate to you in the shop.

I am so excited, the winter snow is finally melting. We have even been lucky enough to have a number of days above zero degrees (Celsius). I will continue to channel some spring with my card featuring sweet Lexi and a couple of animal friends. 

This sweet picnic scene was coloured with Copic markers and the paper is MME My Girl.

Inside the card I added Lucas flying his kite and a sentiment from HELLO FRIEND.

Thanks for dropping in today and please remember to leave a comment, then head along the preview hop. All of the Krafty Girls and Guests are listed below. Comment on each of the blogs because Miss Kimmie is giving away Krafty $ to a lucky stamper.

Don't forget tomorrow March 15 at 11:00 AM (EST) to join us on the Facebook events page (HERE) for our release party. It will be lots of fun and you can to hang and chat with Kimmie and the Krafty girls. The winners of the preview prizes will be announced during the party.

Speaking of prize did you hear that there is a chance to win the entire March release. Check out how (here). The winner of this amazing prize will be announced at the online release party. You MUST be in attendance at the party to win the prize.

Have a wonderful and Krafty Day!


Friday, 13 March 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Preview: Day Three - Young At Heart!

It time for day THREE of our March previews for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Today we have a truly endearing set to share from artist Emelie Goulet.

Today we are excited to share YOUNG AT HEART.

I just fell in love this with this sweet granny and her cat. I went vintage, floral and distressed for this card. The Bo Bunny Rose Cafe paper was perfect; along with the added flowers and elegant Lovely View die (Little Darling Stamps) to give that great vintage feel .

Here is a lot at the inside of the card. I added one of the great sentiments from the RAIN OR SHINE set, previewed yesterday.

Now it's time for you to check out the other Krafty Girls and our Guests who are sharing their great projects featuring images from YOUNG A HEART set! 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 one lucky krafty friend will WIN Kraft $ to spend in the shop!

Release Party
If you haven't heard, there will be an online (Facebook) party Sunday March 15 at 11:00 (EST). The party will be at the events page (here). You can hang out with Kimmie, the Krafty Girls and guests. It will be  a lot of fun and a chance for prizes.

Speaking of prizes you really should check out how you can with the entire month's release (here). Be sure to follow all of the rules and you will need to be hanging with us at the release party on Sunday.

Have a wonderful and KRAFTY day friends.


Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge # 9

Welcome to the latest sketch and colour challenge at Your Next Stamp. The colours in this challenge have such a great spring feel and the sketch is fun and versatile.

I love sketches. You can use them as they are, or as a starting point. This sketch worked well with my usual layers so I stuck to the inspiration closely.

I used the darling nerdy boy from the A'DORK'ABLE stamp set along with the MME Boy Crazy paper for my card.

The image is coloured with Copic markers. The sentiment is heat embossed to give a chalk effect.

This card will be great for my daughter's teacher, so I added the thank you and will include this with a little thank you present at the end of the school year. Yeah! One teacher card down and one more to go. Still plenty of time.

For our sketch and colour challenge # 9 you have until March 19th (midnight) to play along. You can see more inspiration and link up your projects over at Your Next Stamp.

One random participant will WIN a $15 gift card to the YNS store. However, if you feature a YNS stamp or die (must be the main focal point) you will receive and additional $5. Oh yeah! When you use a YNS image there is also a chance of being selected as a YNS Top Pick. That's right, bragging rights for you and a fabulous badge to show off on your blog! Sounds exciting right? Ink up your stamps and show us your crafty stuff!

Have a fabulous and crafty Friday friends!