Saturday, February 18, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #369 - Sketch and/ or Color Combo

Hello friends and followers,
I'm happy you're here to visit me!  
I'm your hostess this week at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE CHALLENGES!  
For my challenge you have three options to choose from: 
 1) You can use the February Sketch shown below 
OR....
2)  or  you can use a WINTER COLOR Combo 
of Dark Blue, Light Blue and Silver or Grey -
of course, skin tones and hair and other neutrals (white, black, tan or brown)
 are also acceptable to add to the color palette, 
OR..... 
3) you can COMBINE THE SKETCH AND WINTER COLORS like I did.   

This is the birthday card I made for my sister 
This adorable little guy is from ICE, ICE, BABY (as is the
sentiment on the inside of the card (below).  The sentiment
on the front is from A FURRY SURPRISE.  
Those fun wintery papers are from Carta Bella "Snow Fun".


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Stampin' Sensations Challenges - February "Animal Magic"
Crafty Creations Challenges #335 - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Challenges #146 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #316 - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog #167 - No Red or Pink
Crafty Rocket Challenges #33 -Anything Goes
The Alphabet Challenge Blog - Y is for You Choose
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #238 "Birthday"

So that's enough for me today.  I hope you will decide to join us this week.
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can
have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop!
You can create a card, scrapbook page or altered item
with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp
You have until February 24th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?
It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well,
share YOUR creations and get inspired by other Krafty Friends'!

Oh and if you don't know the Frugal Friday Sales are up
and good through the weekend (crafty enabler I am!)

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me!
I hope you will decide to join  my challenge this week!
Hugs D


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I Love You a Bushel and a Peck - Valentine {SugarPea Designs}

Hello and happy hearts day! 
I had a good day celebrating the ones I love 
and feeling loved myself :o)  
Hope you did too!

This is the card I made for my daughter for 
Valentine's Day and to celebrate how very much 
I love her sweet self :o)

This little sweetie is from SugarPea Designs
called "A Bushel and a Peck" and I colored her with copics.
I made the main card panel using a brayer and then a
stitched rectangle die once it was dry.  It had been sitting
on my craft  desk for quite a while so I decided it wasa
time to use it and the color was perfect for Valentine's day.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenges #28 "Lots of Love"
(my inspiration was the pink and the LOVE theme"


Pile it on Challenges #126 "hearts on fire" 
Just Us Girls JUGS #380 - Trend Week "Hearts"


Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs to you! D

Sweet Valentine's Love

Happy Valentine's Day crafty friends!
Hope you had a wonderful day and felt very loved.
I made some sweet little valentine's treats for 
my staff and co-workers.  First there are these:

These tags (using Stampin' Up! tag punch) are a CASE of some 
adorable CAS valentines that I saw on the SugarPea Designs Blog 
by Tracey McNeely who used the Barn to Be Wild stamp set 
and coordinating dies,  Click on the link above to see Tracey's 
creations that inspired me. 

And I also made these ones using a sweet little stamp set 
from Neat and Tangled called "My Favorite Nut"
I stamped on Kraft paper with a brown ink and 
then filled in the sweet squirrel with copics.  The 
one darker brown tag I tried colored pencils on
just to see how it would look.  I put a piece of cardstock
matting on the back of each panel so the coloring
wouldn't show through, and wrote a little message on the back. 

I found the jars and twine in the $1 bin at Target. SCORE!
The jars are filled with conversation hearts, sweet tart hearts
and valentine M&Ms.  I can tell you that these were a hit today!
I love to make people happy :o)

I'd like to enter the barnyard tags in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - CUTE
Pile it On Challenges #126 "Hearts on Fire"
Addicted to CAS Challenge #104 "Pets" 
(I hope barnyard pets count)
Come and Get it Challenges - Love is in the Air
Stampin' Sensations Challenges - February "Animal Magic"

I'd like the enter the squirrel tags in these challenges:

I'm glad you stopped in to visit me today!
Have an awesome day today and rest of the week.
Hugs! D

Sunday, February 12, 2017

KRAFTIN KIMMIE STAMPS NEW Release Feb 2017 BLOG HOP

Happy Sunday and Hello!
Today we have a really fun BLOG HOP 
for you showcasing the awesome NEW Release 

Woohoo! It's finally here!
ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets for February
are now in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop and
we're celebrating with a Krafty HOP!
So grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop
around and enjoy all the amazing creations from the
Krafty Design Team and Guests!!

Such a terrific month - especially for those who like masculine
images.  I think Kimmie and her artists have knocked it out of the park!

My card today features another fantastic guy image from
"SPORTY BOYS" which I've colored up like my
best friend's son's uniform so I can send it to him.
I didn't have any baseball papers so I made my own
using this terrific die cut panel (Your Next Stamp) as
my guide.  I cut the sentiment into individual words so 
it would fit on the large baseball (Simple Stories "So Rad" collection).
I did some more doodling to make the baseballs and added 
my favorite embellishment to use on cards - enamel dots.
Kinda fun huh?!  

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Oh hey.... check this out too before you go!
*SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB!*
Don't forget the you have until the 15th to get your order in for the Secret Klub set! 
The only clues you get for this set are 1) it's a set by artist Annie Rodrigue 
and 2) the theme is fairytales! Check out the main KKS blog for more details.
Thanks for visiting me today! Hugs D

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release PEEKS Feb 2017 and ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

Hello Hello Hello! 
we have the ANYTHING GOES theme for
this week AND another PEEK at the awesome 
NEW RELEASE stamps for February 2017.
AND the  LIVE Online Release party is this afternoon!


Aren't you just loving the peeks so far? 
Today we have another awesome set for the boy atheletes
by artist Emilie Goulet called "SPORTY BOYS".


An awesome set with two boys and some
very fun sentiments!!!

Such a great set to use for boys - but I'd love to receive a
with one of them on it too!  I absolutely adore this set!

Here's my peek card to share with you today
 
This is my year of trying things that push me a bit
out of my comfort zone creatively.  I love the look
of doodling but always struggle with it.  I decided 
to just go for it and not to try and  make it "perfect".
It is, after all, doodling :o).

The other thing I don't do a lot of is CAS and leaving a 
a borderless card base.  With this card it was easy because 
I used a panel of patterned paper sized was 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" 
(Your Next Stamp) that looks very much like a card stock base. 
I popped up the main panel with a foam sheet (SugarPea Designs)
for more dimension.  I really do love how it turned out <3.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

As I mentioned above the challenge this week (and every Saturday 
during release weeks) is ANYTHING GOES! So create a card, scrapbook 
page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie 
stamp you'll double your chances to WIN! 
Have some krafty fun and join us this week!

Please plan to join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes 
this afternoon beginning at 2pm EST! You can come hang out Kimmie  
and the Krafty Team at our  LIVE Online Release party! 

So enough from me for now.  Hop on down and go visit the 
rest of the Krafty Krew and Guests to see their peeks and
then come join us with your own creation for the 
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE this week! 
See you tomorrow for the Blog Hop! D

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie NEW Release PEEKS Feb 2017 - DAY TWO {SKY'S THE LIMIT}

Hello crafty friends!
It's DAY TWO of the NEW RELEASE PEEKS
from KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS 
and we have another adorable boy set
by artist Cheryl Grant called "SKY'S THE LIMIT". 
It will make your heart soar!

This fun new boy's set features Lucas and his furry pal!
It features one large main image plus FIVE coordinating sentiments in a fabulous font!

I had A LOT of creative fun with my card - check it out!

I colored the main image and road with copics, The sky and  
little town scene were sponged with distress inks (die cut 
is from Your Next Stamps). The white on the road and plane wings
is from a white sharpie paint pen.  Finally I added some puffy paint
around the die cut clouds (My Favorite Things) for more texture. 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

ALL SIX of the new February clear stamp sets will be released 
on Saturday afternoon after the LIVE Online Release party 
beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, 
check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes 
and hang out with all our krafty friends! Hope to see you there!

Now hop on down to check out the other creations by the 
Krafty Krew and Guests - you'll be so glad you did! 
Thanks for visiting me today! 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #367 - Hearts

Happy weekend crafty peeps! 
Any big weekend plans? 
Maybe watching the Superbowl?

Well...I know one thing you can do.
You can get crafty and join us at 
where the theme for Challenge #367 is HEARTS! 

Perfect theme with Valentine's day right around the corner!
(Ummm how weird is that? Wasn't it just Christmas?)

Here's my DT card to share with  you
using ONE CUP AT A TIME and a die cut panel
that has been sitting on my craft desk for over a year. 
I used a combo of watercolor (around the inside of 
the die heart shapes and the first layer of stripes on 
the cup) and colored pencils to make this card. 

If you follow my blog or pop in often to visit me then 
you know that I LOVE to color with my copics.
However, I've really been loving all the pencil
creations I've been seeing and I've kind of  challenged 
myself to learn how to use them better.  So I've purchased 
a few colors and have been playing with them a bit. 
Definitely not as easy for me as the copics.  
I tend to be kind of heavy handed I guess in 
my coloring as it is kind of "streaky" sometimes, 
but I'll keep trying.  Practice, practice, practice!  

I would like to enter the following challenges:
 Color Throwdown #428 where I got this great color combo to use

and
Crafty Creations Challenges #334 - Anything Goes
House of Cards February Challenge: Love Theme and/or Colors


Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges #314 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: The Color of Love
Cute Card Thursday #443 "Be My Valentine"
{PIN}spirational Challenges #183
that cute little striped mug stole my heart

Crafty Rocket Challenges #32 - It's a Love thing

I hope that you will decide to join us this week and share your own
awesome creation featuring HEARTS!  The more times you enter the
challenges each month, the more chances you have to WIN
some Krafty Cash to spend in the KKS store!  See more details
on the main challenge blog post here.

And before I go I want to also share some special NEWS with you:
To celebrate Kimmie's birthday, instead of a "Frugal Friday", 
we're doing a CREATE YOUR OWN SALE! 
Use the code BDAYPARTY to get 25% off of your order 
(does not include the Secret Club set).
and.....
The Super Secret Krafty Stamp Club is open for preorders!  
You have until Feb 15th to get in on this fun deal!  
Check out the "Pinned" post on the KKS Friends' FB page.

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs and happy kraftin'! D