Thursday, May 31, 2012

I love Mavis

Good morning everyone! Getting to the end of my vacation but boy have I enjoyed this time off! I have been putzing around the house like nobody's business! Worked in the yard off and on, cleaned up my crafty room, did a little shopping and hoping to go to the farmers market/flea market tomorrow.

I have another card today that I made cause first I love Mavis images and secondly I am really wanting some more Stamping Bella images so thought I would play along this week and hope for some good luck to win some bella bucks cause she has a new image coming out (and a few I haven't gotten yet) that are just itching to come and live with me.

This is called Mavis builds a sandcastle and I have used one of my new paper pads which I am loving, called Summer Fresh from SCACD. Love the navy, green, red and yellow combo. Some prima hydrangea flowers I have had forever and a beautiful pearl brad from my friend Elaine. Enjoy the upcoming weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just because...

Good Morning everyone! Today I have a card I made just cause I wanted to. I love love love Cheryl Algers images and have quite a few images from her digital store that I haven't had a chance to color up so last night I sat down and whipped up this card. I might even check around and see if there are some challenges I can enter!

Papers are my newest fave, MME On the Sunny Side which are on sale now over at SCACD. The flower is by K and Company and was a lighter pink shade but I colored it with my copics to match a little better. I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Room Challenge   Birthday related
Fashionista Challenge    Simply summer
Get Hippity with Ippity  Flowers and leaf
Love to Create               Add a sentiment

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fairy wishes for you

Happy early Memorial Day friends! I won't be around Monday so I am wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday now. I have a new card for eat cake graphics and have attempted to make a little scene. Not as easy as you would think! You sort of have to think ahead and plan where to put things so it all fits well. I am pleased with it though.

I have used Pixie PoppyMagical Flowers, and Mushrooms for my card, colored with both copics and Shinhan markers (thanks hubby, more colors for an early birthday present!) and a little touch of stickles to the flower centers and her wings. Paper is by PTI. Alright, enjoy your weekend and will see you next week for the latest SCASD release and talk about out of my comfort zone, that is an understatement!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Frugal Friday specials

Friday, May 25, 2012

Frugal Friday Specials!!! 30-50% OFF!!

Good Friday morning, krafty peeps!!! We have SIX of our amazing stamps on special 30-50% OFF but only for the weekend!!!!

Here they are:

So hop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop to pick them up this weekend!! And while you are there, check out the NEW May release stamps and Gimme Kimmies Kits as well, because they are only there for a few more days!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Another Peeker card...

Hi everyone! Time for another Peeker image from SCACD and this one has me wishing I lived near some water. This one is called Seashell Peeker and I have used Ambrosia paper by BoBunny, wait for it, which is on sale right now!

I have cut out some fun sea images with my silhouette and then added stickles in various colors. My sentiment is a gift (thanks Elaine!) and I have layered it with some different circle punches. Hope everyone has an awesome day and make sure you join us next month, we have some amazing new stuff coming up!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Release day is here!

Do you know what day it is?

It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! There are SO many incredible new stamps to SEE this month, so let’s get started!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of ADORABLEnew stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....we know how much you love her!! So we have a new set called LULU ON THE MOVE! We also have TWO fantastic sets of whimsical FAIRIES from Emilie Goulet called FLIRTY FAIRIES 1 AND FLIRTY FAIRIES 2!!! And of course we have an amazing new set of six EVERYDAY GIRL stamps from Annie Rodrigue, featuring stamps for the teacher, nurse, wedding/anniversary, graduation, I love you cards and get well cards!!! OH and don’t forget the BRAND NEW line of stamps called EVERYDAY TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!
You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MAY Krafty Hop! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

Hopefully you have come here from the amazingly talented Cheryl My card today features another one of the fairies from Flirty Fairies 1. 

Paper is Best creations from SCACD with a MS butterfly punch, colored with copics and stickles on her wings. I have added some Vica Decor pearls to the butterflies and some small flowers as a finishing touch. Now you need to hop on over to the awesome Pam, I know she has something wonderful to show you!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Viva la France!

Happy Saturday everyone! I will probably be getting ready for work when this posts but if you are home make sure you check out the new Moonlight Whisper images by Annie Rodrigue from Kraftin Kimmie and the sketch that we are using this week. And the generous Kimmie is giving away 2 sets of 3 of the new Moonlight Whispers images to two lucky commenters so make sure to check out the other Krafty girl blogs.

This cutie is named Tara and will be available in the store  tomorrow along with the other images we have been previewing this week. I have also used the weekly sketch which I will post at the end. If you play along with us and use the sketch you also have the chance to win the image debuting on 
Pams blog so good luck! Can't wait to see what you make!

Friday, May 18, 2012

The fairies are here!

Woohoo Friday although I have to work tomorrow but that is okay, it was nice to have a day off during the week. And today you get to see some of the new images by Emilie Goulet and she has given us fairies this time!

There are two sets of fairies being released and my image is from the "Flirty Fairies 1" set. Each set has 3 images and multiple sentiments and if you leave a comment on the Krafty Girl blogs you have a chance of winning a set cause the generous Kimmie is giving a set away to two lucky commenters! My paper is the new Graphic 45, lace from my stash, the butterfly is a MS punch with some white viva decor pearl pen in the center from SCASD. Stay tuned tomorrow for the Moonlight Whisper release!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lulu on the move!

Happy Thursday everyone! Hope you are having beautiful weather wherever you may be. Today is the second release day for Kraftin Kimmie and we are debuting the ever adorable Lulu!

This is one of the images from the new release called "Lulu on the Move" which has lulu on a tricycle, on roller skates and with that awesome invention, the hula hoop! Loved the hula hoop when I was younger, not quite so proficient anymore! I am also showcasing one of the new Trinket sentiments which I am totally in love with, that circle nicely balances the square card and image to me. Papers are SEI Corinne which I got from SCACD and the corner dots are Card Candi from my buddy Elaine. Image is colored with copics and I used atyou spica glitter pens to color in the trinket. Alright, now it is time for you to leave a comment on everyones blog for your chance to win the new set of 3 Lulu images along with the included sentiments and besides, the Krafty Girls make awesome cards for great inspiration!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Exciting new stamps!

Morning all my crafty friends! I don't have a card for you today but wanted to make sure you knew about the release starting today.

We are kicking off the *New* June Kraftin Kimmie Stamps release today and first off, we’d like to introduce you to a whole new line of stamps!!! We are very excited to share with you our….TRINKETS!!!

These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the Everyday Trinkets set which covers Birthday, Thank You, Friendship and Just Because!!! There are EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!!

A lot of the Krafty Girls are cardmakers and we have found these to be such a quick and easy way to add a sentiment to our creations but they are also perfect for your Smashbook pages and your scrapbook pages, not to mention your altered items!! I can’t wait to see them used everywhere!!!

You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber. And keep your eyes peeled for more themes because we’ve got lots more Trinkets on the way!!! So make sure to check out the other Krafty girls to see what they have in store for you!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Have you ever seen such a cute image?

Good Morning my blogging friends! I have a new card for you today and this image is from SCACD and is from the Nellie Snellen collection and is called Little Dawn watering

Is she not adorable or what! Papers are Echo park, my image is cut out with Spellbinders large circles, the butterfly is prima and although Susana is out of this particular I found some that are the same just a different paper but you better get them before I do! They are called Borboleta and I am definitely getting them! Some paper flowers,  a punched border and I used a combination of copics and Shinhan markers. Hope you enjoy and there are 2 other images with this little sweetie and several other by Nellie Snellen and you know what? I own them all! These are definitely some of my all time favorite stamps ever. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

One layer card challenge

Hi everyone! Woohoo for the weekend and another Kraftin Kimmie challenge. Our hostess this week is the wonderful and talented Alyce and she would like us to make a one layer card. And I think, if you are like me, that "challenge" is the perfect word for this!

 I have used Cordelia on my card along with one of the Mermaid sentiments available in the store. Some Viva Decor pearls and some bling for an accent. I have stickled her within an inch of her life and used glitter pens to accent the shells and stars in her hair which you can't see very well in the photo. Make sure you play along for your chance to win the awesome stamp Alyce used, hint hint  it is also a mermaid! And make sure you check out the Frugal Friday specials, this week they are: Mae, Caroline, Stanley the Snail, In Stitches, Canine Capers 2 and Sarah Shopper!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wading pool

Does this scene look familiar? Waiting for the kiddie pool to fill with water took forever!

This is another winsome image by Eat Cake Graphics. I have used several images which I will link up for you and masked them to get the image itself. Some distress ink and a cloud template for the sky and I used some diamond dew drops for the rays of the sun.

Jimmies in charge of the hose
Swimming Pool
Gwendalines ready for sun

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Someone has a booboo

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, the weather here in Eastern Pennsylvania was beyond gorgeous and I got lots done around the house so that is always a good feeling. I have another new Peeker image from SCACD and this one is called Booboo Peeker.

I have used Crate Papers Pretty Party 6x6 pad and I am telling you this paper is one I want to hoard, just love love love the florals in it. She is cut out with a Circle nestie and then backed with a picot edge die. Some stitching around the edges and some WOC flowers and she is done. Enjoy your week everyone!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A card for mom

Woohoo it's the weekend! And it is time for another Kraftin Kimmie challenge and this week, Cheryl who makes the most awesome cards ever, is asking us to make a card for "mom". Now with mothers day just around the corner this is perfect timing and I have used the adorable Lulu from the Springtime Lulu set cause my mom loves to work in the garden.

My paper is DCWV and the pretty flower border I believe is Cheery Lynn. I have used Shinhan Markers from SCASD along with some copics on the image and a little bling to finish it off. Hope you are able to join in with us for your chance to win the image Cheryl used this week.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Some exciting news and another Peeker card!

Happy late Wednesday my friends! I have had some exciting news for a bit now but this is the first chance I have had to post it, I am officially one of the designers for SCACD where you can buy not only the latest stuff out there but stamps that are designed especially for Susana and her store. And one of the latest ones is the next in the series of "Peekers".

This is Happy Mail Peeker and can be bought as an individual stamp or there is a great deal available if you purchase all 4 in this series. I have colored her with copics, paper is Buttercup by Lilybee and I have also used the Orchard Tree frame with matching Debutante frame and some liquid pearls in Ocean blue on my sentiment. And just a tip, don't color your image, think what an AWESOME idea to use the tree frame and glue it down with quick setting glue then realize, hmmm would have looked even better with a sky background! Do the sky first! On this image I took my copics and added some shading around the leaves and a bit in the background but definitely would have looked better with a sponged sky. Oh well, live and learn!