Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Birthday Card Using An Artbymiran Digital Image!

On the Artbymiran Facebook page they are having a progressive challenge for the month of February and if you’ve entered the January progressive challenge, then this digital image, was given as a freebie, so that you could join the February challenge.

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I chose to keep this pretty simple and let the image shine.  I’ve always loved black and red together!  No designer papers just two Cuttlebug embossing folders.  The top embossing folder/die is roses and the bottom layer is embossed with butterflies and flowers.  Wish I could remember the names of the folders….lol.  Sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp clear stamp.  Flowers from Wild Orchid, and the branch is a punch.  Ribbon and Lace are by Crafts.

Challenges:

Crafty Catz Challenge – #267 For A Special Lady.

613 Avenue Create Challenge – #112 Anything Goes/Birthdays.

That Craft Place Challenge – Film Inspired. (Diamond’s Are A Girls’ Best Friend)

Crafting From The Heart Challenge – #48 Anything Goes.

Crafty Boots Challenge – Use A Sentiment.

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge – Anything Goes.

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge – #233 Anything Goes.

Craft Your Passion Challenge – #250 Anything Goes.

Get Creative Challenge – #9 Embossing.

The Pink Elephant Challenge – #287 Anything Goes.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Krafty Friends Blog Hop!

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I'm so excited to be part of the first ever Krafty Friends Blog Hop featuring Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Krafty Friends! The blog hop is filled with creations by customers, design team members and friends of KKS and we're so excited to share some of our creations!

Feel free to start the hop from the beginning at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog. Then hop around and check out all the fabulous designs! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because there will be prizes and giveaways to some random commenters!

Not only can you comment to win, we'd love to have you JOIN the blog hop by posting your own design!! Just post a new creation featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and link it up to the main blog post and you'll not only be a part of this fun hop, but you'll be entered to WIN more goodies!! You have until February 28th!

So, for my card I have the adorable image by Rachelle Anne Miller called “Cherish The Little Moments”.  It’s such a little cutie!

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I’ve colored the image with Copics and layered it using the round and scalloped Spellbinder dies.  The designer paper is from the American Crafts Welcome Spring paper pad.  The corner punch is by E.K. Success.  The card layout is from a sketch from Chocolate, Coffee and Cards challenge blog.  Other supplies; MS border punch, Craft ribbon and Wild Orchid Craft flowers.

I hope you are enjoying the hop and getting lots of ideas and inspirations to use with your Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!  I can’t wait to see what everyone else has come up with.

Challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee And Cards Challenge – Sketch #85.

Simply Create Too Challenge – #79 Anything Goes.

Come And Get It Challenge – Layer It On.

Card Mania Challenge – #65 Add Some Red.

Love To Scrap Challenge – #48 Anything Goes.

Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge – #73 Anything Goes/Dies.

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Rubber Stamps Only.

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Make Your Mark.

A Gem Of A Challenge – #138 Children’s Playtime.

Through The Purple Haze Challenge – #79 Anything Goes.

Friday, February 20, 2015

My First “My Besties” Stamp!

I got my first Besties clear stamp the other day and I really love the look and design of these awesome characters!  This one is called ‘Sweet Marylou’.  I’ve also just discovered that these images are available in the digital format too….wonderful for me….since I have a hard time getting them where I live!

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She’s just so darn cute!!  My little Marylou is colored with Copics.  I’ve used various dies.  One is the Cheery Lynn doily die and the other is the Sizzix flourish die.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the designer papers are from the Pebbles Special Delivery paper pad.  The butterfly is a MS punch.  Crafts ribbon, lace and pearls. 

Have a great day!

Challenges:

Fantasy Stampers Challenge – #30 Pretty In Pink.

My Besties Challenge – #4 Anything Goes.

Digi Choosday Challenge – Week 7 Springtime Pastels.

Fab 'N' Funky Challenge – #247 Ribbon and Lace.

Creative Knockouts Challenge – #77 Spots and Dots.

Dies R Us Challenge – #20 Flourishes.

In The Pink Challenge – #63 Cute As A Button.

Creative Fingers Challenge – #68 Anything Goes.

Di's Digi Designs Challenge – Lots of Embellishments.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #94 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Add A Little Texture.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Meet Marilyn!

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Meet Marilyn from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!  This is a rubber stamp.  Whenever I think of Marilyn Monroe I always think of this iconic pose.  I decided to go with the color scheme of blue and yellow and really love how it turned out!  I used Copics to color up the image.  The layout is from a sketch from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge blog.  I used the Spellbinder Decorative Label Eight to frame the image.  Designer papers are freebies from an old magazine.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I also used the McGill Designer Pine punch.  The doily and ribbon are by Crafts.  The sentiment comes with the rubber stamp. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge – Sketch #45.

Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge – #73 Anything Goes/Dies.

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Make Your Mark.

Crafting For All Seasons Challenge – #96 Dies and/or Punches.

Inspiration Destinations Challenge – #21 Anything Goes.

Scrapper's Delight Challenge – #41 Anything Goes.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – #361 Floral Delight.

Through The Purple Haze Challenge – #77 Embellish and Embellish.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Add A Little Texture.

Whimsy Stamps Challenge – #80 Use A Sentiment.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tons Of Fun!

I have a birthday card today featuring a rubber stamp from the “Safari Fun” stamp set by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  I love this set it’s perfect for cards for boys and girls and it comes with fun sentiments!

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I don’t make enough cards for boys/men and my mission this year is to do exactly that!  It’s also a good time to work on keeping the cards simple.  You know not too many embellishments.  The layout for the card is a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  I colored the image with Copics.  The designer paper is from the Breeze paper pad by My Minds Eye.  I’ve had that paper for years now.  Twine and button I got from a card kit.  The butterfly is a punch by MS. 

Have a great week and thanks for coming by!

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Challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge – Sketch #44.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Animals.

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – #266 For The Boys.

Winter Wonderland Challenge – For A Child.

A Gem Of A Challenge – #138 Children’s Playtime.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps – #267 Anything Goes.

Crafty Calendar Challenge – February Anything Goes.

Pile It On Challenge – #56 Butterflies.

Creative Card Crew – #81 Birthday With Sentiment.

TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes.

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Rubber Stamps Only!

Creative Corner Challenge – Kiddy Fun.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Birthday Card!

I created this cute birthday card using another Ppinky Dolls digital image.  This one is called ‘Miracle’.  I noticed as I was coloring this image I was humming the “Lollipop” song by Lil Wayne.  I’m giving my age away here!!

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I remember the days when it was such a treat to get one of those rainbow swirled lollipops.  They’d last forever.  I think they might have been about five cents in my day! 

I decided to give this little gem pink hair.  You know an updated version….lol.  The image was colored with Copics.  I love the green and purple together and I think the pink hair makes the image pop!  The doily is a die from Cheery Lynn Dies and the Flower Surprise is a die from Spellbinders.  The designer paper is from the Vintage Rose paper pad by Wild Rose Studios.  Other supplies used are MS Border Punch, SSS sentiment, Crafts ribbon/gem and a Dragonfly charm.

Challenges:

Fab 'N' Funky Challenges – #246 Charm Us.

Sketch Saturday Challenge – Week 348.

Sweet Stampin' Challenge – Inspired By A Song.

Come And Get It Challenge – Birthdays.

Crafting From The Heart Challenge – #47 Anything Goes.

Craft Your Passion Challenge – #249 Anything Goes.

Love To Scrap Challenge – #48 Anything Goes.

My Craft Creations Challenge – Anything Goes.

OLLCB Challenge – #174 Add Some Green.

The Pink Elephant Challenge – #286 Birthdays!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Thinking Of You!

Today’s card features an adorable digital image by Ppinky Doll.  This one is called “Lilith.  I fell in love with her art as soon as I came across them!  Love their wide eyed look.

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I decided to color her with one of my favourite color combo’s of purple and orange.  I used Copics to color the image.  The layout for the card design was from a sketch challenge, but I totally forgot and was too late to enter it in that challenge….oh well!!  The designer papers are freebies I got from a magazine ages ago.  The flourish and the image frame is from Spellbinders.  The sentiment and the ‘you’ die are both from Simon Says Stamp.  My flowers are from my new favourite online shop Wild Orchid Crafts.  The butterfly is a MS punch which I added glitter to with the Wink Of Stella clear glitter pen, which is not noticeable in the picture!

Hope you are having a fun weekend so far!  Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Through The Purple Haze Challenge – #77 Use Some Flowers.

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – #131 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Animals.

Southern Girls Challenge – #104 Winged Wings.

Creative Knockouts – #76 Floral Delight.

Brown Sugar Challenge – #133 Use Bow and Die Cut.

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge – #67 Anything Goes/Bow.

The Corrosive Challenge – #218 Things With Wings.

Pile It On Challenge – #56 Butterflies.

Digi Galore – Anything Goes.

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Touch Of Spring!

With all the snow and cold weather here in Canada, it was nice to work on a card featuring warm weather and flowers!  This is an image from Di’s Digi Downloads and it’s called “Izzy’s Stroll”.

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This is one of a few I won from a challenge.  I really love her images!  I colored the image with Copics and used a Sketch from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps for the layout.  The designer papers are from the Echo Park Creative Agenda paper pad.  The doily is a die from Cheery Lynn Dies and it’s called French Pastry.  Flowers and ribbon are from the dollar store.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Challenges:

Crafting From The Heart Challenge – #46 Anything Goes.

Digi Sketch Challenge – Any Sketch and For The Girls.

Incy Wincy Designs – Use A Punch Or Die Cut.

The Cutie Pie Challenge – #84 Cute and Doilies.

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Inspiration Destinations Challenge – #20 Anything Goes.

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge – #6 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – All Creatures Great and Small.

Creative Corner Challenge – Kiddy Fun.

Creative Fingers Challenge – #66 Anything Goes.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #93 Anything Goes.

Hannah Hearts……

Today I made a card featuring the lovely “Hannah Hearts”, a rubber stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  She’s perfect for all those Valentine’s cards that are going to be received tomorrow! 

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I got my first order of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts yesterday and it was just in time to add some of those gorgeous flowers to my card!  I was very happy with how quickly they came from England to Canada and the quality of the flowers is excellent!  I used my favourite heart die from Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment comes with the rubber stamp.  Unfortunately, I’ve had that designer paper for years and can no longer remember the company that made it.  The ribbon and lace are by Crafts and as usual I colored the image with Copics. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day tomorrow!

Challenges:

Deconstructed Sketches – #188.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge – #266 Peace and Love.

Come And Get It Challenge – Love Is In The Air!

Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge – #123 Love Is In The Air!

Artistic Inspirations Challenge – #124 Anything Goes/Hearts.

Crafty Cardmakers – #132 Love, Love, Love.

Digi Choosday Challenge – #6 Love Is In The Air!

Loves Rubber Stamps – #138 Show Me Some Red.

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Hearts and Flowers.

Card Mania Challenge – #65 Add Some Red.

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge – #103 Hearts.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – #360 Perfectly Pink.

Chocolate Coffee And Cards Challenge – #84 Love Is In The Air!

Fussy And Fancy Friday – #132 It’s All About Love.

Crafting By Designs – Love Is In The Air!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Happy Birthday!

This is another stamp from the Snip and Snails rubber stamp set from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps. A very versatile stamp set for creating cards for boys.

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Image colored with Copics and layered using the Round Spellbinder dies.  Designer paper is from the Lime Twist ‘Out Of The Blue’ paper pad. I added Wink Of Stella clear glitter to the balloon but sadly it doesn’t show up in the picture.  The crystals gems are by Crafts.

Challenges:

Seize The Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes.

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge – #232 Hand Colored Image.

Crafter's Cafe Challenge – #102 Birthday Card.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – All Things Bright and Beautiful.

Inspiration Destination Challenge – #19 Anything Goes.

Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge – #11 Picture Inspiration. (colors).

Scrapper's Delight Challenge – #40 Anything Goes.

Brown Sugar Challenge – #132 Anything Goes.

Crafty Catz Challenge – #265 Birthdays.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #92 Anything Goes.

Creative Fingers Challenge – #66 Anything Goes.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Together Is Better…Always!

I love the “Together Is Better” rubber stamps set from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  I’ve used one of the stamps to create this card for Valentine’s Day.  Again I chose to go with other colors besides the usual red and pink.  I think my husband will love it!

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Aren’t they just adorable!  This would be a great stamp for an anniversary card too!  My image is colored with Copics.  The designer paper is called Charmed Life from the Simple Stories paper pad.  The hearts are dies by Simon Says Stamp.  I got the buttons from Michaels.  The sentiment is part of the rubber stamp set. 

A quick look at the inside of the card.

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I used a border punch and corner heart punch by Martha Stewart on the green cardstock.  I think I got a ‘heart’ theme going on!   Thanks for having a look and  have a great day!

Challenges:

Fairytale Challenge – #110 Something With A Heart.

Simple Create Too – #78 Happy Valentine’s Day or Hearts.

Fantasy Stampers – #29 P.S. I love You!

Sweet Stampin Challenge – Love.

Fairytale Stamper – #51 Favorite Die (SSS Hearts Die).

Crafty Boots Challenge – Hearts and Valentine’s.

Love To Scrap Challenge – #47 Love Is In The Air.

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Include A Heart.

The Paper Shelter – #189 Be My Valentine.

Crafty Creations Challenge – #282 Owl Love You.

Crafting For All Seasons – #95 Have A Heart.

Creative Moments – #61 Anything Goes/Love.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Crazy in Love.

Dies R Us Challenge – #19 Hearts.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fishin’ You A Great Day!

This is Curtis and it’s a rubber stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  I’m using him for the fifth challenge on the Facebook Kraftin’ Kimmie Party.  Another sketch and the extra element is ‘boys’.

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I love the sentiment that comes with the rubber stamp!  My stamp is colored with Copics and layered on turquoise and mustard yellow cardstock.  The border punch and leaves/branch punches are by Martha Stewart.  The designer papers are from the MME Stella Rose paper pad.  The roses are by Prima.  I added a bit of Wink of Stella clear glitter to the body of the fish.  Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 296 Flower Power.

Fab N Funky Challenge – #245 Hearts and/or Flowers.

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge – #213 Favourite Card Fold. (Square always)

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge – #97 Soon Be Spring.

Stampavie Challenge – #230 Lots of Flowers.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – All Things Bright and Beautiful!

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge – #195 Anything Goes.

Crafting From The Heart Challenge – #45 Anything Goes.

Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge – #185 Freestyle (anything goes)

Open-minded Crafting Fun Challenge – #29 No Pink and No Red.

Wild About You!

The third challenge from the Facebook Kraftin’ Kimmie Party is a sketch and the twist is to add an animal element.  For this card I used one of the stamps from the Safari Fun stamp set.   This is going to be a birthday card for one of my grandsons!

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My image is colored with Copics and layered onto blue and green cardstock. The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Oliver Paper Pad.  The corner dies are by Cuttlebug and I used the Wonky dies by Spellbinder to frame the sentiment.  The sentiment is one of many that are included with the rubber stamp set.  Ribbon and pearls by Crafts.

Challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges – #271 Masculine Birthday Card.

My Craft Creations – Anything Goes.

Crafting By Designs – February Anything Goes.

Scrapper's Delight Challenge – #40 Anything Goes.

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge – #102 Birthday Card.

Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge – #137 Anything Goes.

TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – #358 Stamping Mad.

Creative Knockouts Challenge – #74 Animal Antics.

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge – #122 Anything Goes.

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – #264 Stitching.

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge – #65 Stitching.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dance Like No One’s Watching!

That’s me….or it use to be me in my much younger days!  I still like to dance especially to the good old oldies!  This is for Challenge #2 for the Facebook Kraftin’ Kimmie party.  The challenge was another sketch and the twist was to use some Pink.  The rubber stamp I used for this card is called Holly Hip Hop.

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I used my favourite colour combo of Pink and Grey.  Atleast that’s my favourite colour combo for now!  I colored the image with Copics and then layered her on pink and grey card stock.  The designer papers are from the American Crafts “Welcome Spring” paper pad.  The flower is a die by Spellbinders.  It’s called Flower Surprise.  My tip for making different doilies is to use a corner punch.  For my doily I used a MS corner punch, that co-ordinates with the border punch on the card.  I don’t recall the name of these punches.  Ribbon and pearls are by Crafts.  Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

Challenges:

The Pink Elephant Challenge – #283 Anything Goes.

Through The Purple Haze Challenge – #76 Anything Goes.

Clear It Out Challenge – Anything Goes/Stash Anything Goes.

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes.

Party Time Tuesdays – #195 Anything Goes.

TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes.

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Favourite Color Combo. (Pink and Grey)

Digi Choosday Challenge – Wk 5 In The Pink.

Brown Sugar Challenge – #131 Three Different Embellishments. (ribbon, die, pearls)

A Gem Of A Challenge – Lots Of Layers.

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

It sure is cold here in Canada!  Right now it’s –33C with the wind chill factor…..a perfect day to stay in and make cards while sipping a nice steaming cup of tea!  For my card I used a Kraftin’ Kimmie rubber stamp and this sexy girl is called “Eva”.

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I never look like that while I’m shoveling snow…lol!  The challenge for the Kraftin’ Kimmie party on Facebook was the sketch and the twist was to distress your card.  The beautiful designer paper is by Fancy Pants and the pad is called Winterland.  I distressed the papers using Tattered Rose distress ink by Tim Holtz. The snowflake is a Magnolia Doohickey die. Ribbon and pearls are by Crafts.  I colored the image with Copics.

Have a great day and keep warm!

Challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge – #131 Three Different Embellishments. (ribbon, pearls, snowflake die)

Sister Act Card Challenge – #90 Anything Goes.

A Gem Of A Challenge – #137 Lots of Layers.

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – #97 Lots Of Layers.

Come And Get It Challenge – Texture.

That Craft Place Challenge – Anything Goes.

Crafting From The Heart Challenge – #45 Anything Goes.

Craft Your Passion Challenge – #247 Anything Goes.

My Craft Creations – Anything Goes.

Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge – #137 Anyathing Goes.