Friday, June 29, 2012

SCACD's Monster of a blog hop!

Today SCACD releases fun and fresh stamps from the Susana Loves Stamps Collections!!! We start off with the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set which harbors the cutest little Curiosities with matching sentiments. These are Fab and definitely year around fun!!! The second Set are four wonderful little ladies that make up The Little Sassy Crew. Check 'em out- they are the gals that have a sweetness and attitude factor that are off the charts!!! We are also introducing a fun little set of Mixed Media houses called M’s Place that makes them a must have for those that love cute in their Mixed Media.
So grab a cup of coffee (or tea)  and enjoy the ride!!! You should have arrived here from the awesome Alex and if you get lost the entire list for the blog hop is right here.

My first image uses one of the Little Sassy crew called Little Lily. She is sooo adorable!

Papers are Echo Park Graceful, colored with a combo of copics and Shinhan markers. I have used a rosette die and some felt for the flowers and my Epiphany crafts round dome maker for my accents. The image was cut out using the Spellbinders label 17 die and a little distress ink on the edges.

My second card features our new monster line called The Oddly Sweet Curiosities set and my little critter is called Ever Have...

 and here is the inside sentiment which is included with the image.
 Well, we have all been there I am sure! I have used various elements from the new M's Place line which includes the tree, bird, clouds and birdhouse images on my card. My poor little kitty is also popped up some pop dots for some dimension. Alright, next on the hop is the wonderful Chris and don't forget for all of you international peeps you can also purchase this stamp line at Quixotic Paperie.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Love me some Stamping Bella!

More than halfways to another weekend and it is suppose to be a hot one around here. But that is what makes summer summer right? I have colored up a cute image from Stamping Bella called Ida Lulu for this weeks challenge.

She is being a good girl and protecting herself from that sun with her adorable parasol. My ribbon is actually pink but is photographing red so sorry if it looks wonky on there. The Happy Birthday sentiment in the corner is also from Stamping Bella. Colored with copics and Shinhan markers, paper is Pretty Party by Crate Paper which I got from SCACD and which is also on sale right now, love the vintage look of those papers yet still have a lot of color in them. Be sure to come back tomorrow, there is something cute coming up and you won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Howe Sweet Home

Hi everyone! I have another cute card I made with a stamp from Eat Cake Graphics called Maple Lane which I thought could be used to welcome a new neighbor, congrats on buying a new home etc.

I have used a Maya Road chipboard button and covered it with some paper then added a cream colored rose on top for a little accent. Maybe it can indicate that lots of flowers will bloom at this home, yeah, that is what I'm going with! Ok, off to get ready for work, enjoy your day and be safe!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

To all of us

Good Morning everyone! It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in Pennsylvania, I am sitting on the front porch listening to the birds and watching the sun come up. Doesn't get much better that this unless I add a big glass of sweet tea to it! My card today is to "celebrate" getting older. I mean, it is a good thing to have another birthday but it does have its consequences...

This image is by Eat Cake Graphics and with my birthday being last month, Elaine's
was yesterday and Patty's next month I thought this was a good time to use this image and sentiment. The image is called Cereal and Middle Age and the sentiment is just called Middle Age, no further explanation needed huh? Alright, enjoy the rest of your weekend and make sure to check back on Friday for a special release from SCACD!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hot fun in the summertime...

Are ya' singing that song now? Well our challenge this week at Kraftin Kimmie's is being hosted by our lovely and funny Sandie and she would like to see the theme of "Summertime" on your project.

I have used one of my fav stamps, Eleanor, is she not vintage beachy or what? Colored with a combo of copics and Shinhan Touch Twin markers, paper is Kaiserkraft "Fine and Sunny" and a flower made with the Hibiscus die from MFT. The sentiment is from Kimmies Mermaid sentiments. Sorry about the grounding on the image, had to cut if off to make it fit the die and no time to fix it tonite. Ok, quick question guys, I always enlarge my pictures for my blog but was wondering if perhaps they are too big for you? A little bit too much in your face or do you prefer them that size?  Alright, time to play along for your chance to win the image Sandie has used this week. And don't forget about the Frugal Friday specials you can get but only thru Sunday!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Crafty Inspiration image

Good Morning everyone! Here is hoping you are having a lovely day. I wanted to show you several items available at SCACD. I have used one of the Crafty Individuals stamps and this one is called Postcard blooms.

Colored with copics and mounted on some paper from Authentique which is brand new and will be available soon called "Lively". I have used the new Dies by SCACD called Classic Corners to accent the opposite corners, some paper flowers and some pins by Maya Road, Vintage Butterflies and Vintage leaves. I have edged the paper with some stickles and a satin bow in the corner. And don't forget to check out the new Gorjuss Girl stamps and new Memory Box dies are in stock and ready to go!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Walk the Plank Matey!

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 AWESOMEnew stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....we know how much you love her!! And this time, she’s brought her sister!! So we have a new set called LULU AND LIBBY! We also have TWO fantastic sets of SUPER COOL TEENS from Emilie Goulet called GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN and SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT!!! And of course we have an amazing new set of six PETER PAN stamps from Annie Rodrigue, along with a perfectly coordinating set of PETER PAN SENTIMENTS!!! OH and don’t forget the set in our BRAND NEW line of stamps called THANK YOU TRINKETSby the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JUNE 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!!

And don’t forget!! Our newest EXCLUSIVE Krafty Klubhouse Kit is NOW available! This time we are featuring THREE new MERMAIDS along with SEVEN bonus sentiments in the set called SEA JEWELS!! And you can ONLY get it at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop NOW!!

Alright, what a great lead in huh? If you are following along in the hop you should have arrived here from our guest for the month of June, Jessie. My image for today is the infamous Captain Hook arrrghh!

I have to say I am really pleased with this image and I used my Silhouette machine to make the wheel and the skull banner. There is some glitter on the edges of the banner which doesn't show up in the photo but adds a great touch irl. Next on the hop is the lovely Angie and if you make sure to comment as you hop along you will be entered for a chance to win a selection of stamps from the new release, woohoo!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tinkerbell Time

Thank heavens for Saturday is all I can say! And for everyone that checks out my blog, my dad had his testing today and although he does have lung cancer it hasn't metastasized anywhere so your prayers are helping and my family and I are truly grateful.

Ok, now for the real reason you are, time for the new Annie Rodrigue Moonlight Whispers images and this month we are getting our muse from Peter Pan.

My image today is of course, Tinkerbell. I have used some beautiful papers from Cosmo Cricket called Tea for Two, some Zva crystals from Susanas and some lace from a previous craft show. I have followed the sketch from the Kraftin Kimmie challenge blog and if you join in you have the chance to win the image this image which is the one our fabulous hostess Pam Varnell is using too. And don't forget to comment cause the extremely generous Kimmie will be giving away several of the new images to boot!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Girls just Wanna Have Fun!

Isn't that blog title true? I know I always try to have a positive attitude and have fun no matter the situation. But this particular title is the name of one of the new sets being released from Kraftin Kimmie designed by Emilie Goulet. The other set is "Smells like Teen Spirit" and is a set of teenage boys.

I love to read so this image really hit home for me. Papers are ummm, I don't remember and I can't seem to find the paper pad sorry! Some paper daisies and a heart image popped up for dimension. Ok, again you need to check out all of the Krafty girls, not only for some awesome inspiration but for your chance to win one of the new sets!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tea for Two!

Good Morning my blogging buddies! Today is the second day of the new Kraftin Kimmie June release and we are welcoming some new Cheryl Alger Lulu's and her little sis Libby! Now, this image is right up my alley cause not only do I looove tea (blech to coffee!) but I have a little sister too.

There are 3 new images being released along with 5 sentiments in this set. Papers are SEI with a little bling on the sentiment and a doily diecut cause you always need doilies with your tea! Alright, again you need to check out all the Krafty girls blogs and comment for your chance to win the new set with Lulu and Lilly!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Time for the new Kraftin Kimmie June release and today we are showcasing another set of Trinkets by Nicole Aspinall, these are all "Thanks" sentiments.

I have used Lulu from the Lulu and friends set. Papers are Cosmo Cricket and I have used one of the new trinket dies layered on a doily diecut. Some Stardust Stickles added to my flowers for a little sparkle and three little pink pearls for a little color. Make sure you check out all of the Krafty Girls blogs and leave comments to be in for a chance to win a set of the new Trinkets which will be available this Sunday.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New products at SCACD

Hey everyone, just thought I would let you know that SCACD has some new stuff in. Here is the link to some new Gorjuss girls, I only have one of them but that will be changing very soon! and some new Crafty Individuals stamps, I ordered a few of these and plan to get some more. They make great accents to your projects, just beautiful designs. Ok, make sure you pop back during the week, I have more stuff coming....

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Under the sea...

Happy Saturday my blogging buddies! I am probably on my way to work right about now but that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy some eye candy now does it? Have you seen the newest Kraftin Kimmie Klubhouse images this week? Some of my favorite images ever and here is another one for you.

This release includes 3 mermaid images along with 7 sentiments and is available NOW! Is she not the sweetest or what! Yes, I know I am using a lot of exclamation marks but this release deserves them! I have once again glittered her tail and fin, some little flowers and a paper heart for the finishing touch. Alright, time for you to play along for your chance to win the image Jenny has featured on her blog this week and our challenge for this week is "Under the Sea". 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sea Jewels premiere!

Hi everyone! Sorry my post is a little late this morning, I got the days confused in my head, my bad! Today we are premiering the new Sea Jewels release over at Kraftin Kimmie stamps and these are some gorgeous creatures! They are a set of three with seven, yes seven, sentiments included.

I have colored my image with copics and added a bubble border around her plus a couple of sea creature friends from the last mermaid release Kimmie did. They are glittered and glossed up to add a little dimension to the card. Some stickles to her tail and fin cause a gal has gotta have some bling! Alright, make sure you check out the other girls posts and tomorrow is a blog hop with the chance to win the entire set if you play along!

Exclusive Kraftin Kimmie release!

We've been teasing you Krafty Keeners all week (you know who you are), so finally….here it is!! Kraftin' KimmieStamps is thrilled to introduce the newest set in our *NEW* Exclusive Krafty Klubhouse stamp sets!!! Today we are sharing previews of all THREE new images by Annie Rodrigue included in this special edition set, along with SEVEN, yes I said SEVEN coordinating sentiment stamps!

Now let me be clear once again…..there is NO club to join or sign up for! ANYONE from ANYWHERE in the world can order this special set but ONLY at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! These images will not be sold individually, but only as the complete set called…..SEA JEWELS! ALSO if you order this set before June 22nd, you will also receive a special coupon code for 20% OFF your next online order!

The set goes live on the shop website at midnight tonight!!! We will also be celebrating with an awesome SEA JEWELS Krafty Hop and giving away a set to one lucky stamper, so be sure to join us for more gorgeous samples tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

More SCACD projects!

Hi everyone! So what did you think about the new release from SCACD? I know it is making me think outside of what I normally do but I don't think we can really grow as artists unless we allow ourselves to do something a little different occasionally, right?

For today I have altered a small peg hook I picked up in the clearance section at my local craft store.

I painted the background with Pomegranite silks, stamped the Solid blank canvas woman after painting the stamp with the same silk and as you can see it is somewhat sheer but picks up the detail nicely. I have also used the sentiment Makes me Stronger which you get for free when you buy the entire collection. I have inked the edges of all of my elements with some vintage photo distress ink and used one of the new Classic Corners dies by SCACD and embossed it with some gold embossing powder. A silk flower in the corner and all done. Take a look around your home and see if you can't find something to alter, if it is a free container what have you go to lose?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Kraftin Kimmie Klubhouse images coming!

There's more fun goin' on at Kraftin' Kimmie's Klubhouse!!

Okay, all you Kraftin' Kimmie KEENERS (and you KNOW who you are), we have some VERY exciting news to share with you today!!! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is releasing our second Krafty Klubhouse Kit!!!

We had such an amazing response to our first kit, Going Places and you all have asked for MORE, and we aim to please! So we're bringing you our second kit VERY soon!!!

On Friday, June 8th, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps will release an EXCLUSIVE Moonlight Whispers stamp set!!! SEA JEWELS is the second of our special Krafty Klubhouse Kits…..we'll be releasing a new one every few months!!

Be part of the Krafty Klub and order your exclusive set which features THREE special edition stamps designed by Annie Rodrigue, PLUS SEVEN coordinating sentiment stamps! SEA JEWELS will be sold ONLY as a set and ONLY at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Not only will you get this special set, but you will also receive a special coupon code for 20% OFF, to be used on any additional online order at the Shop during the month of July!

The Krafty Girls have been busy playing with the new stamps and creating gorgeous samples which we will preview on Thursday at the KKS Challenge blog, with the release going live in the Shop on Friday, July 8th!! We know you'll be as excited as we are to see these gorgeous new stamps!! See you Thursday!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A little bit of lavender...

Well all I can say is I am on a roll cause I have made another card, just cause I wanted too. I have received several Sugar Nellie stamps from my friend Elaine and I love the fairies the best so I inked one up today to play along in their current challenge which is a sketch with an option to use purple.

She has two different colors of clear Stickles on her wings, both Diamond and Stardust although you can't tell the difference in the photo, paper is by Memory Box and the rose is Wild Orchid Crafts.
The lovely pearls are another gift for Elaine and since this image is so cute I deemed her worthy of the pearls. I am also entering this into the Ribbon Girls challenge which is to use ribbon or lace, that was a no brainer for me! Enjoy the rest of your evening!

Saturated Canary bookmark

Well, the beginning of another week and back to work tomorrow for me. I have truly enjoyed my time off, vacations are a wonderful thing! Today I have made a card for a friend of mine who was just diagnosed with breast cancer (hugs Jacy!).

The image I have used is called "Boobie" and was a freebie from Saturated Canary awhile ago. The challenge this week for them is to make a bookmark and I thought that would also be perfect for her, now to just find a book to suit her funny personality! I am also asking all of my blogging buddies not only to keep Jacy in your thoughts but a prayer for my dad who is going in for a biopsy of his lung on Tuesday. He had a heart attack Christmas Day and now the possibility of cancer is in his future. He has recovered well from the heart attack and I am a firm believer in the power of prayer so thanks in advance to everyone who sends a little prayer skyward for him and my family.                               

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Anything but a card...

Woohoo, it's the weekend! Go weekend, go weekend! You need to move your arms in that circle kinda thing while saying that by the way. The challenge this week for Kraftin Kimmie's is "Anything but a card" and our hostess with the mostess is Angie and she is using Miss Information so make sure you play along to have a chance to win this stamp.

I have made a small journal, just something to jot ideas down in as I am blog surfing. I always come across something neat, just a little touch I find interesting and think "I will remember that" well apparently getting older also affects the memory cause I rarely do remember that idea!  I have used one of the new fairies from the Flirty Fairies 1 set.

I have added some flowers in the corner and some lace along the edge. My coloring of the flower is actually more red irl, just photographing pink for some reason. This was just a dollar journal I picked up at Michaels a couple of weeks ago. Alright, hope everyone has a productive but relaxing weekend and I am really interested to see your creations, will have to mark some more ideas down in my new journal! Oh, and the Frugal Friday specials are Gaia, Talullahbelle, Donna, Partridge Family, What's Up Gnomie and Dolly the Dolphin.....all 40-50% off!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Release day at SCACD

Here at SCACD we've been "die"ing to mix things up! So, this month we have the launch of two awesome new Collections.
First is a fantastic new line of dies. Susana has collaborated on a collection of dies with a timeless, classic feel. Delicate and beautiful, the diecuts from these high quality wafer thin metal dies will be featuring on your projects for years to come!
Second is a wonderful new direction for SCACD. Susana is following her heart with a new line of Mixed Media stamps. For those of you who are new to the concept, Mixed Media is a style that embraces creativity and experimentation. Let SCACD take you on a new creative adventure with the Blank Canvas Collection. From the beginner to the mixed media enthusiast, these stamps will have the creative juices well and truly flowing!
Each set in the collection comprises looks, perfect for mixing it up with different techniques. Use the elements set to enhance the blank canvas silhouettes, or use them on their own for gorgeous effects.
In addition there are two fabulous set of word outlines, ready to be customized however you like! Color them in, doodle, zentangle, paper piece - go wherever your creativity takes you.
Mix it up and most importantly - HAVE FUN!

To join in on the hop you should have arrived here from Chris' blog and I know she has awesome stuff to show you, she can do mixed media like nobody's business!

First up is my card using the new "Solid blank canvas woman" and one of the set of three "Wings" stamps. Here is the link for the new Blank Canvas Collection Stamps

 I have stamped my image on some lovely dp with a  simple background so that the stamps themselves really stand out. The image and the new "SELF" stamp (they come in a set of four ) are stamped in vintage photo distress ink and then I painted over the woman image with Luminarte silk "Pomegranite" and then I painted some of the "Solar Gold" on the side of her. When they blended it almost creates a reddish/deep golden orange color that is just stunning. I hope you are able to see some of it in this photo.  I also used some of the Solar Gold on her wings to give them a bit of sparkle.

Next I made a little sewing kit using two of our new dies, one is from the "Classic  Corners" set and the next is the "Ribbons and Bows Dressform" die.  Here is the link to see all of the new Dies by SCACD

I have used a small tin from the local craft store that you would put a gift card in, covered with some  dp and then used the new corner die which I embossed with silver powder and the gorgeous new dressmaker die which I then embellished with some Rouge liquid pearls. I am going to put some pre threaded needles, safety pins and a small pair of scissors in there and keep it at my desk. Alright, make sure you hop over to Kim's blog next, I can't wait to see what she made myself! 

You can also go to the Follow Your Heart blog for a complete list of everyone in the hop and if you are international don't forget all of these products will be available at Quixotic Paperie.  Here is a direct link for the Dies by SCACD at Quixotic Paperie.