April 18, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Previews Day Two

Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps APRIL previews!!! We are back with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set by Annie Rodrigue!! You'll love these two gardening ladies along with the THREE fun sentiments!!

Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you.....BLOOMIN' WONDERFUL!! There are lots of gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set!! We know you are just going to LOVE these springtime ladies and be inspired by all the fun designs!!

I went a little nuts decorating this gorgeous stamp! The vine was die cut, moulded to fit the layer shape, and colored with copics. The little flowers were punched and I added some liquid pearl centers. The bike die was cut from my fave gold glitter paper!

Here's a peek inside my card...

ALL of our APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!
Happy hoppin'!!

Stamps: Bloomin' Wonderful (Kraftin Kimmie StampsPaper: Garden Party (Pebbles) Ink: Espresso Truffle (Memento Luxe) Dies: Vine, Rounded Banner, Bicycle (MFT) Folded Banner (Simon Says Stamp) Other: Enamel Dots, Gold Glitter Cardstock, Vellum 

April 17, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Previews - Rainy Day Fun!

Welcome to day ONE of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Previews!!! I'm so excited to be joining this fab team for a month - what a fun group they are! 

Today we are excited to share a supah cute new set featuring Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! It's by artist Cheryl Alger and will help us welcome spring! We are sharing samples today featuring.......RAINY DAY FUN!!

I went masculine in my colors with this cutie -don't you love his little frog buddies? He's colored with copics and the clouds are sponged. 

Here's a peek inside my card...

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of the new sets and YOU could WIN!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday morning!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the KKStamps Shop!!

Stamps: Rainy Day Fun (Kraftin' Kimmie StampsPaper: DIY Shop (Crate Paper) Ink: Memento Black Dies: Blueprints 2 (MFT) Stitched Circle Mat (Lil' Inker) Other: Copics, Spiral Clip, Woodgrain Dots

April 16, 2014

RC Color Challenge + Seize the Sketch

Good morning friends! I'm popping in with the first of TWO Reverse Confetti cards for today - it's a Reverse Confetti party on my blog!

This card is for the new April color challenge...take a look at this graphic...

If you play along using your Reverse Confetti stamps, you could win $20 to spend in the store - SWEET! You'll find all the details, and a list of designers with amazing cards to share on the Reverse Confetti Blog.

Here's my card...

You know how I like to combine Reverse Confetti sets! This card uses Petals 'n Posies, Sweet Thing and Whole Lotta Dots. I've also used the Love Note Confetti Cuts and Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts.

The layout here is Seize the Sketch #18 - I kept trying to add more to this card, and it kept wanting to be quite simple (for me!)

You'll find more about the sketch on the Seize the Sketch blog, along with the DT cards! 

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!

Yay - it's time for a new Curtain Call challenge, and I'm SO excited for this one!

We have a fantastic new sponsor, Reverse Confetti, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!

I've used Go Together for my card today, stamping two sweet little houses in pigment ink and trimming them out. The vellum tag was cut with the Tag Me Confetti Cuts. The open heart was created with the Love Notes dies, and the base layer is a Sweet Treat Tent

The paper and enamel dots are from the Here is Happy collection from MME

The Curtain Call is over the moon that the owner of Reverse Confetti, Jen del Muro, is joining us today for the Confetti Crush challenge.

Confetti Crush Designers

Jen del Muro, Reverse Confetti

April 14, 2014

SugarSketch 2 - What's Mew?

This is my second card today, for my first, please click here.

Wooohoo, it's time for our second SugarSketch at SugarPea Designs and there is some BIG NEWS - a random participant will win a $15 gift certificate for playing along! You don't have to use SugarPea stamps, but of course we would love to see them if you do!

Here's a peek at the fab sketch...

I love this sketch! I flipped it, so I could use What's Mew? My card is also for the new Catered Crop Recipe Swap - Think Green. 

With Earth day and Arbor day inspiring the challenge, I added some beautiful botanical elements to my card!

I had so much fun making this card! I colored up the adorable image with Copics, trimmed it out and added it to a white layer for a fresh look. I diecut the branches, then individually cut out each leaf, adding copic shading to both. The sentiment is stamped on a vellum (naturally) heart. I embellished with some enamel hearts and a scallop border. 

Here's a peek inside my card...

We really hope you play along with this month's sketch! Please stop by the SugarPea Designs blog to see all the amazing cards from the design team. And don't forget the brand new release is in store NOW
Stamps: What's Mew? (SugarPea DesignsPaper: Twirly Girly (Chickaniddy Crafts) Ink: Rhubarb Stalk, Angel Pink (Memento Luxe) Dies: Branches and Birds (Sizzix) Scallops, Heart (MFT) Other: Enamel Hearts (Chickaniddy) Sewing Machine

A Rose of Thanks...

Hello friends.I hope you had a lovely weekend. I spent a good portion of mine on my continuing stamp room rejig, I'm really hoping I can finish it all before Easter and get some good stampy/family time in! 

Some i {heart} papers goodies arrived on my doorstep today - I've been waiting on these so I could play in the second Virginia's View challenge - stencils. I had this one on order and had to play right away!

Look at all that detail! The stencil is the Tim Holtz Doily. I've used it with white embossing paste over top some Crate Paper DIY paper. The florals are from Coming up Roses by wplus9, cut with the matching dies (the focal image is fussy cut) the vase is cut from vellum. 

I used the Basic Banners die cut from Gold Foil cardstock, stamping a sentiment from Fresh Cut Florals. All the inks are Memento Luxe. I cannot say enough about these inks. They dry on any surface, and are just beautiful to use. I finished with these amazing gold enamel dots. They are so sparkly!

Here's a peek inside my card...

I used a distress marker and spritzing tool for a quick background. Thanks for stopping by today! There are some amazing things in stock at i {heart} papers right now, here's a look at what's new (say hi from me!)

April 13, 2014


Hello friends! As I type this, I am surrounded by all things paper crafty - I'm undertaking a HUGE reorganization of my craft room, and it's a mess!

So I thought I'd take some time out to announce the randomly drawn winners from my Iron Craft interview post!

the winner of a $25 gift certificate winner to Verve Stamps is....

the winner of a $10 gift certificate to SugarPea Designs is....

Congrats ladies! Please hit the mail link on my sidebar, and send me an email! 

I was so pleased so many of you loved the cards Chaitali and I made with Reverse Confetti - watch out for a new release next month!!