Friday, August 19, 2016

Crazy4Challenges C4C350 "Sketch Time"

Hello friends and followers!
It's time for another great challenge

I'm really enjoying my month of being 
a Guest Designer with this talented group!

This week there's an awesome sketch.

and here's what I did with it

That adorable owl is from the brand NEW stamp set 
called Happy Owl-oween and the the sentiment 
is from the set called Spook-tacular Sentiments 
(both from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps).  The paper 
is from Doodlebug designs and those cute buttons
have been in my stash for a while just waiting to be used.

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

Come play along with the Crazies and use the
awesome sketch for inspiration.  I can't wait to see 
what you make!  Hugs! D

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday sweet friends and followers!
Pat yourself on the back because you have now
made it to mid work week and are now on the 
down hill slide to the weekend - whoo hoo!  

It's time for another Wonderful Wednesday
The theme on Wonderful Wednesday is 
ALWAYS Anything Goes (except release week).

 I'm playing with one of my favorite NEW
stamp sets that was just released this weekend 
called Harvest Blessings (by artist Becky Pearce)
Such a fun and adorable set! 
I LOVE anything to do with pumpkins -
the color, the shape, the way they symbolize
fall and Thanksgiving. Oh and of course
pumpkin beer, bread, pie, muffins, lattes... :o) 


I'm really trying to take better photos.  It always seems as if
something is off a bit though.  If it's not the lighting, it's the 
angle or in this case the camera focused on the wrong part
of the card and the main image isn't as crisp as I would have 
liked.  Oh well, by the time I got home and discovered it 
wasn't perfect it was too dark out to try another photo.
So...I'm embracing this as it is.  And I hope you like it! 

My design comes from the great sketch at 
MOJO Monday #461 which I varied just a bit

I'm also entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #188 - anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges #325 - Always Anything Goes

I hope you will join us this week!
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your 
submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, 
any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, 
an altered item....you name it! It must be a NEW creation 
and you can enter until August 23rd at midnight! 
 At the end of the month one random winner will be 
chosen from all the submissions for the whole month 
and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! 
 What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps August 2016 NEW Release Blog Hop

What a fun week this has been with the FABulous
NEW Release peeks for August 2016
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!

There's been vampires, witches, owls, cats,
bats, a goat a pig, cute kids and pumpkins - WOW!
Today we have a blog hop full of ahhsome inspiration
(and let's be honest, a good dose of crafty enabling and temptation)!

ALL the new stamps are available in the KKS Shop
WHOO HOO.! If you haven't shopped yet may I
suggest you do so while you can because I think
this fabulous new release is going to sell out FAST -
I'm just sayin'...I wouldn't want you to miss out!

My card for today features the FaBOOlous
HARVEST BLESSINGS set.

Bats and Cats and Pumpkins...Oh MY!!
I'm seriously in LOVE with these adorable little bats!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #211 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenges #114 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Let's Go Wild
(bats are wild and/or in the wild right?)

Enjoy the hop and the wonderful creations my
Krafty Girls sisters have made for your inspiration!
Thanks so much for visiting me today! Hugs D

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release Sneak Peek and Anything Goes challenge - August 2016

Hi everyone!  Have you been enjoying the
NEW Release peeks this week 
I've sure had fun sharing them with you!
Today is the final day of the sneak peeks.
It's almost time to release ALL the new SPOOK-tacular
stamp sets that you've been seeing all week!


You will be able to snatch them up for your very
own tonight after the ONLINE RELEASE PARTY
at 6pm Eastern Time.  Whoo Hoo!!!

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Tangii !
And as always during release week, the challenge theme
is ANYTHING GOES! You can 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!
Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes!
Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we LOVE
to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge
and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER
from all of the weekly challenges for August!
The prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to use on
ANYTHING you want in the shop! But you gotta play to win :o).

We have TWO adorable new sets to share with you today
from artist, Becky Pearce! These are sure to make you
wanna say BOO - but in a good way (winky face).
These sets can be used on their own or in combination
with each other or even other Halloweenie type sets!

First is this sweet set of feathered friends called
HAPPY OWL-OWEEN!

Next up is a fun set of GOURD-GEOUS images
and friends called HARVEST BLESSINGS!

I combined these two sets to make this FUN card.
Aren't these ghosts and bats adorable 
(never imagined I'd say that about bats or ghosts).

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #290 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations Challenges - August - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges #324 - Always Anything Goes

Have you decided yet which sets you can't 
live without this month?  I know it's a difficult
choice for sure as I think they are all keepers!
Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs and happy hoppin'! D

Friday, August 12, 2016

Crazy4Challenges C4C349 "Back to School Time"

Howdy and thanks for stopping in to visit me!
There's another new challenge starting today at
and the theme for C4C349 is "Back to School".

We'd like to see you make a treat for a kid going 
back to school, or a gift for a teacher or anything 
back to school related for this challenge.

I made a scrapbook page layout of my daughter who
is not looking forward to her summer ending and
lots of homework again.  She is, however, excited to be
a Junior this year and being that much closer to being done
with high school and on her way to college.
I imagine teachers aren't exactly looking ready to
the end of this month either - lol! I know lots of parents
though that are quite excited :o) :o) :o)

I've had this paper in my stash forever.  I think I bought it 
a while before my son graduated in 2012. In fact everything
on this page is from my old stash - except for the photo. 
It's kind of bittersweet to have made this layout.  
I'm so excited for her as she enters this new year of 
school and gets closer to heading for college. But also so NOT 
ready to realize that soon I'm going to have to let her go.  
I will cherish each of these next two years.  

What will you share us this week?  I can't wait to see!
There are some amazing creations by the C4C DT
and Alexis Crossland-Smith (a fellow guest DT) this week too. 
Go to the main blog and see - then go visit and say "hi"
won't you?  We love to hear from you! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenge as well:

Happy weekend to each and every one of you! 
Hugs! D

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release Sneak Peeks Day THREE August 2016

Happy FRIDAY friends!!!
Oh man how I love Fridays!  
I'm especially happy today because I get
to share another fun sneak peek with you of 
NEW Release for August.

The sweet set we are showcasing today is called 
AUTUMN WISHES  by artist Cheryl Grant
and in usual Cheryl style it's so stinkin' adorable
I know you are gonna want it instantly (I did!) :o)

Lexi, Lucas and Lulu are having lots of fun at the fall fair.
There's apples, cotton candy and furry friends!
The set has four main images, a fabulous banner that you can
stamp anything you want in....OR hand letter a special sign
PLUS five fabulous sentiments!

Here's my card to share with you today.  
 I used some wonderful plaid papers from Lawn Fawn, 
a mini doily from Doodlebug Designs that I had salvaged
off another package, and scrap of ribbon from 
Stampin Up! to make my fall creation.  Lulu is loving that
cotton candy as she strolls through a pumpkin patch.  
Are  you wondering why you don't see a pumpkin
in the set above?  Well...the pumpkin and sentiment
are an additional sneak peek of the set for tomorrow!
Tee hee - aren't I a stinker :o)

I'm entering my card in the following awesome challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #211 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - August A.G.
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges #311 - Kids
Stampin Royalty Challenges #341 Anything Goes
Try it On Tuesday - Use leftovers and scraps

Will you be joining us on Saturday night at the
LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY for all the fun
and excitement beginning at 6pm EST! We'll be sharing lots
of pics of the new stamps, chatting with krafty friends
from all over the world and giving away some prizes!
I hope you can join us!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - NEW Release Sneak Peeks Day TWO August 2016

Hello friends! 
I'm back for another sneak peek of the 
FABoolous August NEW Release at
Did you like the vampire peeks yesterday?!
Well today the sneak peek is TOTALLY WITCHIN'
which is an EEK-tastic new stamp set by artist Emilie Goulet!
 This fun set has two main images of a high-flying witch
with her kitty cat friend and a whimsical bitty bat!
 The set also comes with EIGHT fun sentiments!


Here's what I made to share with you today
Isn't she FUN and fabulous?  I really had a lot of fun making this card.  
I started by masking around the main image and then sponging inside 
a circle cut out to make the moon.  Then I added that mask and 
got inky using distress inks and some cloud dies
(I kept moving the die cut from side to side as I added ink).

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

ALL the brand new clear August release stamp sets will be
 available on Saturday night after the LIVE Online Release
Party which begins at 6pm EST! Come hang out with us
and have lots of krafty fun!